Lakes Creek road closed to all but large vehicles as the Fitzroy River continues to rise during the December 2010 floods. Photo Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin ROK281210-flood-c4
Lakes Creek road closed to all but large vehicles as the Fitzroy River continues to rise during the December 2010 floods. Photo Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin ROK281210-flood-c4 Chris Ison

Smashed by more than 100mm of rain: Rivers on flood watch

THE Sunshine Coast, Gympie and the Fraser Coast were smashed with rainfall totals of more than 100mm yesterday and today the BOM has the area on a flood watch. 

The red dots on the map below show which areas have had more than 100mm of precipitation since 9am yesterday. 

This map shows rainfall totals from the present to 9am yesterday. Source: Bureau of Meteorology
This map shows rainfall totals from the present to 9am yesterday. Source: Bureau of Meteorology

The hardest hit areas include the Coast Hinterland, Pomona has had 113mm while Boreen Point copped 166mm and stations close to Gympie received close to 100mm of rain as well. 

Further north and the 24 hour rainfall total for Maryborough presently sits at 137mm. 

The BOM's most recent warning was issued at 1014pm last night. 

It states a flood watch is in place for Coastal catchments from Maryborough to Caboolture while initial minor flood warnings are in place for the Upper Dawson River and the Mary River on the Fraser Coast. 

"Rainfall totals of 60-150 mm have been recorded in the 48 hours to 10:00 pm Thursday, with local falls to around 200 mm. Further heavy rainfall is expected overnight Thursday and during Friday," the warning for the Mary River states. 

"Minor flood levels are likely on the Mary River to Gympie during Friday."

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