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Hit and miss rain in southeast Queensland

Ben Domensino, Tuesday May 8, 2018 - 15:16 EST

The heaviest rain in more than a year soaked Queensland's Sunshine Coast on Monday, although other areas in the state's southeast missed out.

Moisture-laden winds from the Coral Sea combined with a coastal trough to cause showers and thunderstorms over parts of central and southeast Queensland on Monday.

The heaviest falls during the 24 hours to 9am on Tuesday were on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where Yandina collected 112mm and a few other rain gauges hit triple figures.

Sunshine Coast Airport's 94mm was its heaviest rain since March last year and the best daily total for May since 2005.

While falls were heavy for some, Brisbane only received 8mm of rain in the city and even lighter falls were recorded on the Gold Coast.

Further north, the Town of 1770 received more than half of its monthly average, with 58mm reaching the gauge during the 24 hours to 9am on Tuesday.

Showers and storms are continuing to affect parts of central and southern Queensland today, although drier weather will return from Wednesday as the trough moves offshore.

- Weatherzone

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