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Thunderstorms dumped on tropical QLD

Rob Sharpe, Saturday November 2, 2013 - 14:50 EDT

Townsville had its heaviest November rain in over three decades in storms that spread across central and tropical Queensland.

Townsville was bombarded with rain overnight with 96mm at the Airport and over 100mm in nearby suburbs.

Elsewhere, Innisfail saw similar storms, with the town gaining 87mm. Cairns Airport also recorded 37mm.

This is the first heavy fall on the tropical Queensland coast for the wet season. Today there are further showers moving north along the coast with and behind an upper level trough just north of Cairns.

Showers and storms will back off today and tomorrow with the next strong burst not for at least another week.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

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