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 Posted: Oct 2 2017, 04:38 PM
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Queensland weather: Bundaberg hit with downpour, flash flooding as rain falls across state


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Photo: Heavy rain hit Bundaberg after noon, causing flash flooding. (Facebook: Ashli Doebler)


A downpour has hammered Bundaberg and flash flooding is affecting the area, with more than 140 millimetres of rain falling in six hours.
There are reports of localised flooding, with some motorists in the city stranded by floodwater.


About 5,000 properties have also lost power, according to energy supplier Ergon.

Rain had fallen steadily since about 10:30am, but a huge downpour occurred after lunch with 90mm falling in the space of 90 minutes.

Earlier, Central Queensland received its heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie in March as a trough moved across the state.

Belyando Creek has recorded 132mm of rain in the past 24 hours, with Castle Creek close behind with 116mm.

On Monday afternoon, a severe weather warning remained in place for parts of the Capricornia, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, and Southeast Coast forecast districts.

An earlier warning for the Central Highlands and Coalfields and the Wide Bay and Burnett has since been cancelled.


Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) senior forecaster Jonty Hall said much of the Central Highlands and Wide Bay area would be hit by large amounts of rain.

"There's focus on that southern part of the central highlands, eastwards to the coast stretching down towards Fraser Island, and perhaps the very far north of the Sunshine Coast," he said.

"There's the potential for some heavy totals through that zone and thunderstorm activity as well."


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Photo: Ainsley McArthur's kids enjoy the puddles after much-needed rain on their north Queensland property. (Supplied: Ainsley McArthur


North Queensland cattle farmer Ainsley McArthur was delighted her property at Mystery Park west of St Lawrence had falls of 84mm overnight.


"The prediction was for 1-5 millimetres, so we were going to be grateful if we got the lawn watered," she said.

"When we woke up this morning and it was absolutely teeming down we were beside ourselves.

"It's been so dusty for quite a while and it was getting dry the cattle were certainly starting to suffer the effects of the deteriorating season.

"The kids, who've been mustering and working really hard over the holidays, they just can't believe it."

The BOM said falls would be much lighter across the state's south-east today, with Brisbane and the Gold Coast likely to receive between 20 and 50mm.

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Photo: Drew Paton, 9, with the rain gauge at 11.5mm at Boyne Crossing near Mundubbera. (Facebook: Michelle Chicken)



http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-02/bundaberg-hit-with-downpour,-flash-flooding/9007022


The big wet has arrived. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif

I have measured 220mm so far for the day and she is still coming down. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/blink.gif

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 Posted: Oct 3 2017, 11:44 AM
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Try to keep your feathers dry scepo. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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Bit damp Scepo? http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/ohmy.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/huh.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mellow.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif
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I kept my feathers dry. Did not venture out. Ended up with 280mm in my rain gauge. Almost half the yearly average in one day.

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QUOTE (scepo @ Oct 3 2017, 02:32 PM)
I kept my feathers dry. Did not venture out. Ended up with 280mm in my rain gauge. Almost half the yearly average in one day.

I'm.......I'm......well, I'm ....alarmed scepo. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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