100mm rain and 11 piglets swamp CQ woman in spectacular 5hrs
HAPPY as a pig in mud was exactly how Viv Coleman felt after a huge deluge of rain soaked her St Lawrence property yesterday.
The free range pig farmer was delighted with another huge downpour of rain to her property with 96mm in just over five hours.
One of Viv's pregnant sows thought the new pools of mud were the perfect place to have 11 new piglets leaving her just as muddy as her animals when she stayed up until 2am to help deliver them.
She said thrilling lightening storms accompanied the rain and neighbouring properties received similar falls between 100mm and 60mm.
"It was blue skies just before lunch time then it just came down and didn't stop," she said.
Viv said this last deluge has topped her water tanks right up. It's a weight off her shoulders coming into summer.
"It's been great to know that we'll be able to make sure our seed is growing and irrigate all the veggie patches," she said.
Other areas of Central Queensland also received good drenching rain with Pacific Heights recording high falls topping at 40.8mm over the past week.
Unfortunately some areas of the Central Highlands got the light show but not a drop of rain.
Despite the strong stream of storms covering the region last week, clearer days are on their way for Central Queensland.
A Bureau of Meteorology forecaster said the weekend would see partly cloudy days with a small chance of rain around Rockhampton.
Temperatures are set to hit a top of 28 degrees and dropping to about 18 degrees over night.
The Capricorn Coast has a medium chance of showers forecast with wind hitting a top of 25 km/h.
Keen festival goers attending Great Keppel Island's Slippery Sailor event can expect a partly cloudy day but nothing to dampen their spirits.
Smaller boats heading over to GKI can expect some strong breezes and chop and are urged to be cautious on the busy water.