WEATHER FOR: A damp duck enjoys the rain at Canoe Point Botanical Wetlands reserve. Picture: JEN TYBELLINSET: Water lying at Auckland Point. Picture: JOSH STENNER
WEATHER FOR: A damp duck enjoys the rain at Canoe Point Botanical Wetlands reserve. Picture: JEN TYBELLINSET: Water lying at Auckland Point. Picture: JOSH STENNER

The rain keeps on coming

THE rain keeps coming as 2010 continues as a year the big wet came back.

Following record falls back in February and March, Queensland – including the Gladstone region – has once again been inundated in one of the wettest springs on record.

And it hasn’t all been on the coastal strip, as towns in the west have been cut by floodwaters and impassable roads.

A little to the south in the Wide Bay, Gayndah broke a 130-year-old record registering 182mm so far in September.

In the seven days up until 9am yesterday Gladstone had received 62mm (67mm at the airport!), Mt Larcom 61mm and Biloela 51mm – Lady Elliot Island however did take the prize with 123mm.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster John Gardner said there was more on the way too, with upper-level troughs moving across the region.

However the rain – and winds – should ease over the weekend and a dryer south to south-westerly change moving in around the middle of next week.

“There will still be a few showers and light rain, but easing further over the weekend,” Mr Gardner said. “And the south-east to north-easterly winds too should ease to around 10-15 knots on Saturday and then drop off further Sunday and Monday, with the chance of a south to south-west change by Wednesday.”



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