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Rain Easing In Wide Bay Burnett

UPDATE | Shane Kendy from the Bureau of Meteorology said the Sunshine Coast has received quite a dumping of rain, after several thunderstorms developed on Sunday afternoon and into the evening.

95mm of rain landed in Glenmore overnight. Upwards of 70mm landed in Maleny and Montville. Mr Kendy said the heavy rain fell in a short amount of time, prompting the severe weather warnings.

He said the wet weather will continue over the next couple of days with a trough hanging around over south eastern Queensland.

The system we saw on Sunday night has now shifted offshore according to the BOM.  

Mr Kendy also said there is a chance we could see further isolated showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday, but the heaviest showers were on the weekend.

The rain did travel north into the Wide Bay Burnett but that died off on Sunday. Rainfall in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay didn't make it into the double digits in the almost 24 hours since 9:00AM on Sunday. Maryborough saw close to 20mm.

He also warned we can expect to see some king tides across the south east on Monday. Levels will start to drop off on Tuesday.

Cyclone Uesi developed off Fiji overnight into a Category Two system. It remains outside of Australia's jurisdiction at this stage. He said it is drifting towards the New Caledonia area and is unlikely to impact Queensland.

That Severe Thunderstorm Warning for people in the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas was cancelled just before 11:00PM on Sunday.  

By Michelle Brewer