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Glorious rain for desperate Hughenden region

Amy Phillips, Friday April 12, 2013 - 09:35 EST
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A storm front moves across Elabe Station, Hughenden, towards Landsborough, in outback Queensland - ABC

Some steady soaking rain has fallen in the Flinders and Richmond shires over the past couple of days just as it was needed most.

Yesterday, Tiree south of Torrens Creek recorded 65 millimetres, Holmleigh south of Hughenden got 47 millimetres and Chatfield creek west of Richmond got 42 millimetres.

Overnight it looks like Hughenden has snagged 20 millimetres.

John Wearing lives at Elabe south of Hughenden and got 40 millimetres at the house and more out the paddock.

He says he'd just finished trucking 18 decks of cows and calves and will now be able to hold on to what stock he has got.

There's a chance for more rain in the northern inland today and tomorrow.

On the coast there are bigger falls, but nothing like the 500 millimetre totals predicted earlier in the week.

Much of the heavier rain overnight has fallen south of Cairns - 80 millimetres at Gordonvale, 83 millimetres at Innisfail and 77 millimetres at Tully.

Boaties also have copped difficult conditions with South Easterly winds between 25 and 33 knots, and seas up to four metres at times.

That's expected to decreased today but strong wind warnings remain in place, north and south of Cardwell.


- ABC

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