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Eastern QLD receives a good soaking

Kim Westcott, Tuesday January 5, 2016 - 12:16 EDT

Parts of Queensland saw heavy rain, with falls over 100mm in the Wide Bay and Burnett district.

While Bundaberg is no stranger to heavy rain, it picked up its heaviest 24 hours in three years with 111mm landing in the gauge. Nearby, Splitters Creek picked up 128mm and Bucca Weir recorded 123mm. Also joining the 100mm club was the Town of 1770 and Sandy Cape.

At Hervey Bay the rain built up steadily from Monday afternoon, recording 64mm to 9am, its heaviest rain since February.

In the Brisbane area, Archerfield saw the highest total, with 38mm. Brisbane Airport picked up 30mm to 9am Tuesday, the heaviest falls since May.

Over the past 48 hours, St Lawrence in Capricornia has seen 154mm, which is more than the previous two months worth of rain combined.

Throughout the Southeast Coast falls were lighter, with Sunshine Coast seeing 25mm hitting the bucket, falling steadily from Monday evening and throughout the morning.

A deep low pressure trough with a decaying low which has been fed by moist onshore winds is responsible for the deluge.

Today, areas of rain will remain around the southeast corner of QLD, with heavy falls possible. Falls will become more isolated each day from Wednesday in the southeast, becoming dry further north.

- Weatherzone

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