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Southeast Queensland gets a soaking

Sam Brown, Sunday July 26, 2020 - 14:14 EST

A coastal trough that brought significant rainfall to northeast New South Wales on Saturday has generated heavy rain over southeast Queensland overnight.

The trough deepened and moved closer to the coast since Saturday allowing rain to soak coastal areas of southeast Qld. 100.2mm fell at the Gold Coast Seaway to 9am Sunday morning. This was the highest daily July rain for the station since 2005 where 100.6mm fell on the 1st. It was also the highest daily total since February 13th this year and has exceeded the monthly totals for April and May at the station in one day. 

Slightly further inland, 67.6mm was received in the rain gauge at Coolangatta in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday morning. This also makes it the highest daily July rain for the station since 2005 when 138.4mm fell on the 1st and the highest daily fall since February.

Other notable falls in the region were: Redland (65mm); Canungra (61mm); Logan City (60mm); Point Lookout (58mm); and Cape Moreton (56mm).

Rain has continued in the area on Sunday to 2pm with Tallebudgera Creek picking up 28mm since 9am this morning and Tomewin recording 34mm.

Showers are likely to continue in the southeast of Qld for the remainder of Sunday, with thunderstorms a low chance later this evening. Rain should clear by Monday as the trough moves further east well offshore.

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