Weather: Unlikely to see more like last night's rain

THE weather gods took the region on a wild ride last night and this morning, with strong winds accompanying much-needed rain.

The Gladstone radar station received 13.4mm of rainfall overnight, while 16.8mm fell on Gladstone airport and 7.6mm fell on Biloela.

Strong winds rocked the city around 6.30am this morning at 30kmh with gusts of 44khm. 

>> Heavy rainfalls recorded across the region

While the showers cooled the region by a few degrees this morning (with a top of 29 degrees in Gladstone), they will become less likely though the rest of the day as rain moves offshore. 

The Bureau of Meteorology's rain radar shows the last of the light rain moving offshore as of 10.40am.
The Bureau of Meteorology's rain radar shows the last of the light rain moving offshore as of 10.40am. Bureau of Meteorology

  The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a 40% chance of rain for tomorrow across the region, most likely in the early morning. 

The chance of showers will become slight from Wednesday in time for New Year's Eve, and remain so until Sunday, when we may see a late shower.

Temperatures will remain in the low 30s in the city until the end of the week, while other areas will reach the mid 30s by Friday. 



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