Issued 1pm Wednesday October 18th 2017. Over the past 5 days, most of the major cities, towns, metroplexes from Townsville to NENSW have been largely benefiting from this rain event, something that sometimes doesn’t happen.
Its easy to forget when looking at all the high rainfall totals, both daily and accumulative across the rainfall event, that the majority of people living in Queensland are situated in major towns, cities and metropolitan regions. These same regions, are the regions who have missed on the few rain events going around since Cyclone Debbie back in March and while its far more beneficial for people outside of the cities to be getting the rainfall… at the end of the day if it doesn’t go through the populated areas, then to a large extent – people feel disappointed.
So how much has fallen over these regions? granted for those across the Capricornia, Central Coast and Tropical North Coast there is still another 24-48hrs of rainfall to come.
Maryborough 293.2mm: – 105mm (Tuesday) & 232.8mm (Mon to Wed) are the highest daily and 3 day totals since January 2013 – Monthly total of 416.4mm: One of the highest October totals in history + wettest month since January 2013
Hervey Bay 278.8mm: – 183.6mm (Mon / Tues): Highest 2 day total since January 2013 – Monthly total of more than 400mm is a new RECORD
Bundaberg (AWS site) 278mm: – 224mm in the past 2 days – Monthly total of more than 500mm (RECORD) has shattered the old record of 280.6mm (set in 1953) – Highest monthly total since January 2013 – First time 3 100mm days (October 3rd, 17th, 18th) since January 2013
Bundaberg AWS topping over 100mm prior to 9am Wednesday, October 18th 2017 via Weatherzone
Gympie 238.4mm: – 92.8mm on Tuesday: Highest daily total since February 2015 – 4 days straight of 40mm+ for the first time since January 2013
Nambour (Sunshine Coast) 216.8mm: – Monthly total now at 314.4mm (2mm shy of the October record)
Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) 188.2mm: – Monthly total now sitting at 295mm which is a new RECORD
Gladstone 127.6mm: – 102mm overnight is the highest daily total since Cyclone Debbie
Rockhampton 118.8mm: – 102mm overnight is the highest daily total since July 2016
Brisbane CBD 69.2mm: – 52.2mm (Sun / Mon) is the highest 2 day total since Cyclone Debbie
Ipswich 58mm: – 40.8mm for Monday: Highest daily total since Cyclone Debbie
Coolangatta (Gold Coast) 56mm: – 54mm (Sun / Mon) is the highest daily & 2 day total since July
Townsville 41mm: – More rainfall in the past 3 days than the previous 149 days before that (May 20 to October 15 inclusive) combined
Waterfalls coming down Mt Coolum on the Sunshine Coast yesterday (Tuesday, October 17th) via Mike Wykes
Now these are just the major cities under the rain deluge, granted places like Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast haven’t had the same impacts as areas across the Wide Bay and Capricornia, but in their own rights its been the best rain in a while. Highest totals have been noted (some very significant) outside of the major centres and we will post further about these!
Lenthalls Dam Spillway, Maryborough before and after via Robin Williams