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QLD weather: Town cops 189mm, wettest night in 60 years

SOUTHEAST Queensland is facing yet another day of rain, as one township recorded its highest overnight totals in more than half a century.

More than 90mm of rain fell in 30 minutes in some areas of the Sunshine Coast last night, with Tewantin recording its wettest March day since 1955.

The Noosa Shire suburb received 189mm of rain.

Meanwhile, forecasters predict the Gold Coast could be soaked with almost 200mm this week.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a chance of isolated showers and drizzle in the southeast today, with the possibility of storms developing ­inland.

Weatherzone forecaster Jacob Cronje said persistent rainfall would be the "big thing" for the rest of the week on the Gold Coast.

"We're expecting a significant amount of rainfall, up to 200mm until at least next week," he said.

A 98 kmh wind gust was recorded at Roma airport at about 7.30pm.

Almost 120 calls for help have been made to the SES in the past two days due to the supercell that ripped through parts of southeast Queensland on Monday and a coastal storm on Tuesday morning.

The BOM on Wednesday night forecast severe thunderstorms that were "likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones".

The warning was issued at 10.37pm and was for St George, Moranbah, Taroom, Nebo, Eungella and Surat.

News Corp Australia


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