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UPDATE: Heavy rain reported across the region

Wet weather in Mackay, Monday March 20, 2017
Wet weather in Mackay, Monday March 20, 2017 Tony Martin

UPDATE 2.35pm: Bureau of Meteorology technicians are working to restore Mackay's rainfall radar, as rain continues to drench the region.

According to a Bureau spokeswoman, an engineering team has been sent to assess and repair the radar.

At this stage the Bureau is unsure when the services will be restored, the spokeswoman said.

The radar stopped working about 1.20pm on Sunday and was expected to resume at 4:50pm Monday.

Meanwhile, a large system has settled off the coast bringing widespread falls to Mackay coastal regions.

Since 9am Monday the heaviest falls have been north of Mackay, there has been Sar

INITIAL: THE wet weather residents in the Mackay region woke up to this morning looks set to continue for the rest of the week.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, there is up to 150mm of rain expected for the week for Mackay, with the heaviest falls on Monday and Tuesday.

On Tuesday it is forecast that up to 80mm of rain is expected, with a system hanging just of the Queensland coastline bring the moisture to the coast.

There is widespread cloud across much of central and North Queensland brought on by a system that is expected to stick around until Thursday.

The forecast rainfall over the next four days, with the area between Proserpine to Yeppoon looking at 100-400mm.
The forecast rainfall over the next four days, with the area between Proserpine to Yeppoon looking at 100-400mm.

BoM's four-day rainfall outlook shows the coastline between Proserpine and Yeppoon looks set for between 100-400mm of rain.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Mackay radar is unavailable.

According to the website, the radar service has been unavailable from Sunday afternoon and will not be available until about 1.20pm Monday due to technical issues or equipment problem.

Most of the heaviest falls will be confined to the coast with Moranbah expecting up to 20mm for the week, while Proserpine can expect up to 120mm of rain.

Topics:  bureau of meteorology central queensland rainfall weather


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