Queensland Have Broken A Record This Week
The Queensland city of Bundaberg has endured its biggest one-day downpour in more than half-a-century, causing flash flooding and leaving thousands without power.
A Bureau of Meteorology spokeswoman said the Wide Bay city had received more than 340mm rain on Monday, breaking a 64-year record by more than 60mm.
Residents described cyclonic-like winds which downed trees and power lines and sent debris flying.
The SES responded to about 177 calls in the area on Monday and overnight, mostly due to roof damage and flooding, and more than 4000 homes lost power at the height of the wild weather.
Flash flooding closed main roads into the town of Agnes Waters, including Rosedale Road into Bundaberg.
The Bureau spokeswoman said conditions are expected to ease on Tuesday.
"The system has since moved off the coast to around North Stradbroke Island and Fraser Island," she said.
Isolated showers are expected on Tuesday with thunderstorms forecast for the area between Rockhampton and Stanthorpe.
Falls of 250mm or more were also recorded in communities between Bundaberg and Maryborough and the system also brought welcome falls to parts of southeast Queensland.
The inland town of Roma also saw minor flooding in the town's streets.