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Thunderstorms striking QLD

Rob Sharpe, Sunday October 28, 2012 - 10:32 EDT

Showers and thunderstorms are ramping-up across central Queensland today after bringing some of the largest totals in months to parts of the state's southeast.

On Saturday afternoon thunderstorms developed west of Brisbane and moved northeast, bringing up to 20mm to western and northern suburbs. Gatton recorded 16mm in the 24 hours to 9am today and Redcliffe picked up 12mm, the heaviest rainfall for these two locations in around three months. Further north, Gympie also gained its heaviest rain in three months with 24mm in the 24 hours.

Elsewhere in the state storms have continued this morning across the Central West and Central Highlands and Coalfields.

Today storms are most likely to continue in these central districts as well as developing in the Central Coast and Capricornia. In these regions there is a risk of flash flooding with isolated falls between 30-50mm likely.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely to continue in this area on Monday and Tuesday before clearing by Wednesday.

For those who are in the Weatherzone Spring Challenge, there was 8.2mm of rain recorded to 9am at Brisbane's city gauge. For more on this Spring Competition, follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/weatherzone.

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