Wet start to May for Central QueenslandBrett Dutschke, Tuesday May 7, 2013 - 12:34 EST
In the last 24 hours Central Queensland has copped a soaking with the rain set to ease inland but hang around on the coast.
Persistent onshore winds associated with a weak trough have brought warm, moist air onto coastal regions. The result has been substantial rain to fall in parts of inland and coastal Central Queensland.
A significant amount of rain has fallen in Capricornia in the 24 hours till 9am Tuesday with 61 mm on the coast at Byfield, 42 mm at Samuel Hill Airport and 56 mm at the further inland Blackdown Tableland. This is the most rainfall in the area since March earlier this year and is especially significant for May which is normally a relatively drier month.
This afternoon thundery showers are likely for inland and coastal parts of Central Queensland making it a good night to stay in.
Residents along the coast should keep their wet weather gear handy as the odd coastal shower is likely until Friday morning with inland areas remaining mostly dry from Wednesday.
© Weatherzone 2013
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