But wait there's more showers

YOU know it is time for the rain to ease up a tad when Henry Cross could do with a respite from the wet.

Normally, the Wolvi cattle breeder is happy to see plenty of precipitation, but even he is saying the Gympie region is in the grip of “bog-a-duck weather” and some sunny skies would not go astray.

However, there are more showers predicted for the Gympie and Wide Bay Burnett region over the next few days.

And all eyes are on a tropical depression lying near Vanuatu, and Cyclone Tomas hovering off Fiji.

The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting the low off Vanuatu to deepen over the next few days, with some meteorologists tipping a wet April for southeast Queensland.

The Queensland coast is being blasted by southeast trade winds and showers as a strong high-pressure system becomes centred near Tasmania.

These southeast winds built in strength along the southeast coast during Thursday.

Winds became strong to gale force for much of the coast yesterday, making for hazardous boating conditions.

These winds will whip up larger seas and swells along the Hervey Bay and Moreton Bay waters into the weekend. Strong rips and sweeps and larger waves will mean dangerous conditions for less experienced surfers.

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