INCOMING: Heavy skies gathering over Maroochydore, looking towards Cotton Tree from the northern side of the Maroochy River, on Saturday.
INCOMING: Heavy skies gathering over Maroochydore, looking towards Cotton Tree from the northern side of the Maroochy River, on Saturday.

Where it fell: Overnight storms deliver drenchings

More than 16,000 homes remain without power across the southeast this morning, including thousands on the Sunshine Coast.

The region’s north appeared hardest hit by the powerful storm cells that swept across the Coast last night, with about 3500 homes remaining without power in Cooroy, Doonan and Eumundi on Sunday morning.

Rainfall totals recorded by the weather bureau showed where the deluge hit hardest.

Since 9am Saturday, there were falls of 22mm recorded at Ewen Maddock Dam, 29mm at Bells Creek and 22mm at Beerwah, in the region’s south.

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Across the Maroochy catchment there were dumps of up to 36mm in Mapleton and 22mm in Nambour.

In the Noosa region there was 74mm of rainfall recorded at Coops Corner, while 46mm entered the gauge at Mount Elliot, 39mm fell at Kin Kin and 35mm at Boreen Point.

There was 40mm recorded in Coolabine Creek, in the Mary River catchment, with Kenilworth and Cooran also recording 40mm.

‘Perfect setup’: Coast in line for severe storms

The most intense periods of rain were recorded in Noosa, with Coops Corner copping 66mm from 9pm Saturday to midnight, while Wahpunga Lane was drenched with 42mm falling between 6pm and 9pm Saturday.

As expected by forecasters last night, the storm cells were a one-day event, with today’s forecast looking much more stable, with sunny skies, light winds and a maximum temperature of 30C tipped.

The clearer conditions were expected to remain until at least Thursday.


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