Plenty of rain - and more on way

ONLY one week into December the Gympie region is already matching the December average rainfall with three weeks to go and more rain forecast.

"It’s looking like old times," Mooloo weather watcher Alex Miles said about the recent widespread rainfalls.

"We needed it and we could do with a bit more."

Mr Miles said that he has recorded more than 100mm since December 1.

The Bureau of Meteorology recorded 35mm of rain for Rainbow Beach, however resident Alain Hendersen said he thought it was more like 50mm in some areas.

"We’ve had patchy rain and it poured this morning but we’ve not had the falls we usually get; we’ve not had the falls Gympie has," he said.

Imbil recorded varying fall measurements between 80mm and 114mm.

Although Widgee recorded 24.5mm from 9am Saturday until 9am Monday, resident Lionel Cotter said that since the first of the month, he’d recorded 69mm.

"It’s beautiful," he said of the downpours.

"It’s not doing any damage and the river has a good run in it."

Property owner Henry Kross said Wolvi has recorded 65 inches of rain for the year.

"We had 4 inches in November and 5½ inches in October.

"It’s been 12 years since we had a big flood.

"Everything is looking really good.

"We had a two-inch downpour on Sunday; the big dam (on his property) started running over."

Gympie was one of the areas that received the heaviest falls and the Bureau of Meteorology has flood warnings current for the Bulloo, Condamine, Balonne, Maranoa, Paroo, Bremer, Thomson, Barcoo and Warrego rivers, Fitzroy River Basin, Laidley, Lockyer, Warrill and Cooper creeks.

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