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Heavy rain over QLD's Sunshine Coast

Thomas Hough, Saturday May 1, 2021 - 12:38 EST

A coastal trough lingering off southeast QLD has brought significant rainfall to parts of the state's Sunshine Coast over the last 24 hours.

Falls exceeding 100mm have fallen in the 24 hours to 9am this morning in the area around Maroochydore, with 120mm falling at Caloundra, 116mm at Palmview, 114mm at Bundilla and 110mm at Sugarbad Rd, with more widespread falls of 50-100mm falling over an area stretching from Rainbow Beach (88mm) in the north to Clontarf (71mm) in the south.

Himawari-8 Visible True Colour Satellite with Radar and WZ Total Lightning showing heavy rainfall over parts of the Sunshine and Gold Coast in the early hours of this morning 

Localised falls of 50-100mm were also recorded about the border with NSW, with widespread falls of 25-50mm over the area between the Gold Coast and Rainbow Beach.

Heavy rainfall has persisted in some areas this morning, with 56mm falling in the 2 hours to 11am this morning at Deagon, Brisbane.

Further heavy showers are expected across coastal southeast QLD today and tomorrow before the trough weakens into Monday. 

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