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Drenching continues for southeast Queensland

James Luffman, Thursday August 23, 2007 - 15:24 EST

Heavy rain continued to fall over coastal areas of southeast Queensland on Thursday despite a slight easing of winds, according to

The low pressure system positioned off the coast brought 41mm of rain to Tewantin in just six hours to 3pm Thursday. This came after 24 hour totals were as high as 100mm at nearby Mount Wolvi.

The highest wind gust from the system was 133 km/h on Tuesday at Cape Moreton off Brisbane. On Thursday the strongest gust recorded was 91 km/h at Double Island Point on the Sunshine Coast, but warnings were still in force for gale force winds and dangerous surf conditions.

The wet weather along the coast is expected to continue until at least Saturday evening, but the heaviest showers should ease during Friday as the low pressure system moves away to the east.

- Weatherzone

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