BOM says central Queensland's heavy downpours not expected in state's south-east

BOM says central Queensland's heavy downpours not expected in state's south-east

BOM says central Queensland's heavy downpours not expected in state's south-east

Updated 2 October 2017, 14:30 AEDT

Central Queensland receives its heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie in March as a trough moves across the state, but don't expect a downpour in the south-east, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Central Queensland has received its heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie in March as a trough moves across the state.

Belyando Creek has recorded 132 millimetres of rain in the past 24 hours, with Castle Creek close behind with 116mm.

By 1:30pm on Monday a severe weather warning remained in place for parts of the Capricornia, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, and Southeast Coast forecast districts.

An earlier warning for the Central Highlands and Coalfields and the Wide Bay and Burnett has since been cancelled.

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) senior forecaster Jonty Hall said much of the Central Highlands and Wide Bay area could expect between 50 and 100 millimetres of rain today.

"There's focus on that southern part of the central highlands, eastwards to the coast stretching down towards Fraser Island, and perhaps the very far north of the Sunshine Coast," he said.

"There's the potential for some heavy totals through that zone and thunderstorm activity as well."

North Queensland cattle farmer Ainsley McArthur was delighted her property at Mystery Park west of St Lawrence had falls of 84mm overnight.

"The prediction was for 1-5 millimetres, so we were going to be grateful if we got the lawn watered," she said.

"When we woke up this morning and it was absolutely teeming down we were beside ourselves.

"It's been so dusty for quite a while and it was getting dry the cattle were certainly starting to suffer the effects of the deteriorating season.

"The kids, who've been mustering and working really hard over the holidays, they just can't believe it."

The BOM said falls would be much lighter across the state's south-east today, with Brisbane and the Gold Coast likely to receive between 20 and 50mm.

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