Singing in the rain at long last

Little Emily Ross has fun splashing in puddles in Nelson Reserve car park yesterday.
Little Emily Ross has fun splashing in puddles in Nelson Reserve car park yesterday. Renee Pilcher

RAINFALL is expected to increase in the Gympie region bringing welcome relief from the extreme heat and tinder dry conditions that have gripped the region for most of spring and summer.

The region has been in drought-like conditions since mid-year but the arrival of a rain depression, the remnant of ex-tropical Oswald as its makes its way south near the Queensland coast, has brought relief.

Last night the Bureau of Meteorology was keeping an eye on the rain depression in case it again grew to cyclone strength.

Steady, light rain fell most of yesterday and this is to increase today, with falls of up to 80mm predicted for the 24-hour period. Heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow with falls of up to 80mm again predicted.

Rain is expected to ease but continue on Sunday and into next week with the chance of thunderstorms on Monday.

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