Conditions in Whitsundays ease as heavy rain travels north
Wild weather has eased in the Whitsundays after flood waters rose across the region on Saturday.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Paech said showers were hanging around the Whitsundays today but heavier falls were not expected.
Rainfall of about 10-40mm was more likely in the area, he said.
“We’ve had a lot of intense weather and we are on an easing trend,” Mr Paech said.
“We’re looking at showers today, but we shouldn’t see the rainfall figures we’ve seen the last few days.
“The more intense rainfall has headed further north of Townsville towards Cairns.”
Mr Paech said a trough moving up from the south had been slow-moving and caused the heavy rain this week.
“We do still have a coastal wind warning out for the Mackay coast,” he said.
“Most of that wind is over the waters but you will see some over land.”
Mr Paech said BOM was not expecting any further weather warnings to be issued today, but advised residents to keep an eye on any alerts that may be released as well as the rain radar.
Rainfall totals across the Mackay Whitsunday region in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday:
Bowen Airport: 5.8mm
Dingo Beach: 1mm
Jubilee Pocket: 9mm
Mt Jukes: 37mm
Finch Hatton: 22mm