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Queensland rain gauges forecast to reach triple digits

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<p>The week-long deluge continues across South East Queensland, with some rain gauges forecast to reach triple digits this weekend.</p>

The week long deluge continues across south east Queensland with some rain gauges forecast to reach triple digits this weekend.

Storm and flood warnings are in place last night, as drought stricken towns celebrate the soaking.

Winton, wild and wet, as the western river swallowed bridges and highways.

Queensland rain

A B-double boat gliding through the flood water, a welcome sight in the drought-stricken region.

Farmers in Goondiwindi rejoicing as their dusty paddocks turn to swimming pools, filling up their empty dams.

Water lapping at the back verandahs, just further west in Daymar.

And the deluge inundating our coastline too.

Peter Markworth from the Bureau of Meteorology told 9News there are plenty of flood warnings across the state.

"We have flood watches all across the southeast coast strip, all the way from the Sunshine Coast up in the Noosa river, all the way down to the Gold Coast on the NSW border."

Queensland rain

The flow bursting a water main, blowing a giant hole in this Sunrise Beach street, for the second time in as many months.

Traffic queued on the Centenary Highway, as the finishing touches were made in a mammoth thirty-six-hour repair mission to fill the massive sinkhole caused by a burst sewage main. The lanes reopening this morning.

Gloomy Gold Coast beaches also closed but the wild swell didn't stop brave board riders.

Brisbane woke to a thick blanket of fog, fading to reveal a short burst of sunshine.

"We are expecting rainfall totals between 50-100mm, but if thunderstorms do fall over certain areas, we can expect over 100mm as well," Mr Markworth said.

Queensland rain

Soggy Stanthorpe was a welcome backdrop for a bushfire and drought recovery meeting.

"It's lovely to have that heavy rain to see it running down the gullies, to see the creeks running again and to have water in the tanks of our rural residents is such a relief," Southern Downs Mayor Tracie Dobbie said.

While one downpour won't break the drought, this drenching has come at a crucial time for Southern Downs farmers who planted after showers in January.

Hopefully, just the start of a change in luck for the region.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-weather-rain-downpour-gauges/3708dc35-bc43-4bf8-849d-2ae24f50e0de

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