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Welcome rain falls across Bundaberg Region

Welcome rain has fallen across the Bundaberg Region over the past 48 hours.

Welcome rain has fallen across the region over the past two days with parts of Bundaberg city recording more than 130mm.

Falls were heaviest in Bundaberg, defying the “dome” effect which has been derided on social media.

Previous storms had circled the city, with rain falling inland, north, south and out to sea.

Rainfall recorded at Bundaberg Airport was 41mm overnight and 36mm the day before.

However, 48-hour falls were higher at other gauges, up to 134mm at Bundaberg South.

Bargara missed out on Friday night's rain but had 28mm last night.

There were some reports of fallen trees, lightning damage and overflowing drains but the rain has been universally welcomed.

The forecast is for showers becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening. Showers and possible thunderstorms are likely to continue for the next few days.

The weather bureau says an upper trough over far southeast Queensland will move slowly eastwards offshore during today.

A weak surface trough will remain in place over the southeast corner, however the loss of the influence of the upper trough will lead to showers and thunderstorms becoming more isolated across most parts and rainfall amounts decreasing.

The inland trough will retreat westwards in the next few days, with moist unstable air spreading further inland, and shower and thunderstorm activity possible over most eastern districts.

48-hour rainfall totals

BOM rainfall totals, Friday and Saturday: Bundaberg 141mm, Bundaberg South 134, Branyan 84, Bundaberg Airport 77, Moore Park Beach 59, Bargara 29, Bucca 32, Gin Gin 27, Gooburrum 13, Gregory River 24, Cordalba 33, Woodgate 49.



  1. It’s nice to see the correct method of reporting rainfall in mm and not mils which is incorrectly used in the media and even on the BOM site. Maybe some one would like to explain why rainfall is measured in MM and NOT Mils. Thank you. In the interest of educating our children.

  2. Hi Bill, it is always measured in mms (now we are metric). “Mils” (which is not even a measurement) is just some lazy reporters’ way of saying millimeters.

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