More storms could be coming

FARMERS in some regions around Gympie will not have to worry about turning on the irrigation pumps for the next couple of days after storms brought worthwhile rain on Sunday afternoon.

Storms again threatened around the region yesterday, the first dark clouds rolling in about midday.

Sunday afternoon’s storms arrived mid-afternoon and brought rain mainly on the eastern side of Gympie towards the coast.

Goomboorian recorded the best reading with 41 millimetres, the rain, though heavy, was not accompanied by damaging winds of any kind.

Most in the area reported heavy rain, but little wind, although there was a fair deal of thunder and lightning as the storm arrived. The rain continued through until after dark in most areas.

Weather forecasters yesterday afternoon predicted further storms and the possibility of occasional showers across the region for most of the week, but no heavy rain is expected. The bureau also has issued a strong wind warning with winds of 25 to 30 knots expected from this afternoon.

Other rain in Sunday’s storms: Imbil 4mm, Jimna 8mm, Rainbow Beach 23mm, Tin Can Bay 16mm, Tiaro 33mm, and Woolooga 18mm.

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