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Heavy downpours across the region

SIGN OF DANGER: The bridge at the Gregory-Cannon Valley turn-off was over flowing on Tuesday blocking residents who lived at Sugarloaf and Strathdickie. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times
SIGN OF DANGER: The bridge at the Gregory-Cannon Valley turn-off was over flowing on Tuesday blocking residents who lived at Sugarloaf and Strathdickie. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times

WHEN it rained it poured this week across the Whitsundays with some areas recording more than 400mm.

Tuesday was the wettest day with Hamilton Island recording more than 160mm.

Whitsunday Coast Airport had 412.2mm of rain between last Wednesday and yesterday, while Hamilton Island had 345mm and Crystalbrook had 337.2.

Flametree had about 420mm of rain in the past week, with 127mm on Saturday, 19mm on Sunday, 165mm on Monday and 70mm on Tuesday.

Cannonvale had 98mm on Saturday, 62mm on Sunday, 67mm on Monday and 89mm on Tuesday. This rainfall contributed to road closures, bridges flooding and many functions and sporting events to be cancelled or postponed.

RAINFALL TALLY

Hamilton Island - month 564.2mm, week 345mm, Tuesday 165.6mm

Crystalbrook - month 364.6mm, week 337.2mm, Tuesday 122.6mm

Proserpine - month 478.2mm, week 412.2mm, Tuesday 158.8mm


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