77MM FALLS: When wild weather will lash Coast again

 

Hundreds of Sunshine Coast homes are without power this morning after wild weather lashed parts of the region for the second day.

Severe thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain and damaging winds hit areas of southeast Queensland on Wednesday, with about 100,000 lightning strikes recorded, most between midday and 6.30pm.

Storms cut power to more than 2000 homes

85k lightning strikes: When storms will hit again

The Coast's north was hardest hit by the downpour, with Pomona recording about 77mm of rainfall since 9am.

At 6am on Thursday, 30 homes in Doonan were without power, as well as 109 in Buderim and 186 in Pacific Paradise.

The storm front is moving offshore and could bring some more showers later on Thursday morning. Photo: Patrick Woods
The storm front is moving offshore and could bring some more showers later on Thursday morning. Photo: Patrick Woods

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Felim Hanniffy said areas inland from Noosa copped the worst of the weather, but there were heavy rainfall totals across the region.

He said while a storm front was still moving inland to the coast, the region should get a reprieve from wild weather until the weekend.

The weather bureau predicts storms will move offshore in coming days as temperatures peak along the coast tomorrow.

Mr Hanniffy said heavy rain would return to the Coast on Saturday, with potentially large and severe storms before it cleared on Sunday.

WHERE THE RAIN FELL

Areas around the Noosa Hinterland were hardest hit by wet weather on Wednesday, with Pomona copping the highest totals in the region.

Mooloolah Station:

Bald Knob: 32mm

Diamond Valley: 27mm

Landsborough: 32mm

Palmview: 30mm

Sippy Downs: 25mm

Tanawha: 28mm

Mountain Creek: 27mm

Pelican Waters: 21mm

Beerwah: 23mm

Glasshouse Mountains: 35mm

Maroochy Station:

Eerwah Vale: 60mm

Eumundi: 59mm

Wappa Dam: 42mm

Yandina: 34mm

Yandina Creek: 45mm

Upper Doonan: 51mm

Coolum West: 54mm

Coolum: 36mm

Nambour: 25mm

Palmwoods: 27mm

Diddillibah: 32mm

Bli Bli: 29mm

Eudlo: 21mm

Maroochydore Depot: 29mm

Sunshine Coast Airport: 44mm

Noosa Station:

Kin Kin: 55mm

Boreen Point: 29mm

Lake Cooroibah: 23mm

Mount Tinbeerwah: 44mm

Tewantin: 47mm

Mary Station:

Maleny: 26mm

Kenilworth: 30mm

Lake Macdonald: 49mm

Pomona: 77mm

Cooran: 61mm

Gympie: 30mm


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