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Capricornia and central Queensland dashed by thunderstorms

Rob Sharpe, Monday October 29, 2012 - 10:20 EDT

Yeppoon was drenched by its wettest October fall in over a decade while Emerald gained their heaviest falls since July.

Rockhampton gained 17mm in Sunday's early afternoon storms before a further 13mm were added to the gauge by 9am on Monday morning. This makes it Rockhampton's wettest October day in eight years.

Just down the road and Yeppoon copped the heaviest rain in the state, recording 59mm in the same period. These thunderstorms and showers provided its heaviest October fall in 12 years and the wettest day since March.

Elsewhere in Capricornia Gladstone gained 18mm and South Yaamba received 28mm.

In central Queensland thunderstorms rolled on through the night and into Monday morning. The heaviest falls were in the Central Highlands with totals up to 30mm. The largest dump in a major centre was 16mm at Emerald, its largest October total in five years.

Showers and thunderstorms will continue on Monday and Tuesday with the focus moving to the Central West then Maranoa and Warrego district. Capricornia and the Central Highlands will still have a few showers and storms.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

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