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Wide Bay Cops Its Fair Share Of Rain Ahead Of Warm Change

Parts of the Wide Bay have received a welcome drenching overnight.  

The Bureau of Meteorology's Dean Narramore said we have seen some pretty nice falls around the place.

He said the Sunshine Coast has had in that 10-20mm in many areas on top of all that heavy rainfall we already saw on Monday night and into Tuesday.

"And up around the Wide Bay Burnett we saw 10-15mm for most locations, Bundy around 13mm...and a bit further inland we saw some of those storms, we saw quite a few 20-40mm falls as well; Mundubbera up around 20mm.

Heading up towards Gladstone and inland to Biggenden, that is where the more significant falls were. Childers also did pretty well.

We should see a top of 26 degrees in Bundaberg on Wednesday, with a few showers likely.  

Mr Narramore said "we had a pretty intense storm head from Dalby all the way up to the Biggenden region and most places under there had around 70mm and a lot of small hail as well".

The current weather system has weakened and moved up the coast, "the main focus of the showers today will be in the central coast and Whitsundays, up around the Mackay area, but for us in the Wide Bay Burnett and the Hervey Bay coast, it's just another round of isolated showers today [Wednesday] so it won't be as widespread".

This is expected to be the last of the rain for around a week now.

We will see hot and dry conditions return next week, things are really going to warm up, so we will see temperatures enter the 30's across the Wide Bay from the weekend and into next week.

By Michelle Price