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Wet is the word for QLD's east

Sam Terry, Tuesday July 22, 2008 - 17:41 EST

The forecast rainfall for Queensland has spread further today, as falls get heavier and heavier in the east.

In the 24 hours to 9am this morning, rainfall extended from Croydon in the north to Gladstone in the south, bringing falls of up to 30mm over the inland. Charters Towers recieved 33mm overnight, making it not only the heaviest falls in five months but its wettest July on record.

Gladstone, on the Caprcornica coast, also picked up 33mm, bringing its rainfall total this month to three times the average, at 93mm. It's highly likely that it will pick up at least another 30mm in the next three days.

Tomorrow, the rain will shift further east and south as a trough heads towards the coral sea. Onshore winds will increase and continue feeding moisture into this trough. All in all residents of eastern QLD should take a brolly everywhere or they may just get soaked.

- Weatherzone

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