The rain has bucketed down overnight and continues this morning, ahead of a wet end to the week.
The rain has bucketed down overnight and continues this morning, ahead of a wet end to the week. Marc Stapelberg

Heavy rain lashes Coast after 115mm deluge in three hours

RAINFALL of up to 115mm has bucketed parts of the Sunshine Coast overnight, as heavy rain continues to lash parts of the region this morning.

Between 9.30pm and 12.30pm Glass House Mountains was drenched with rainfall of 115mm, with the three hours of downpour delivering more rain than the area had received in the previous month.

Yesterday evening cloud banks rolled through from the south-east, blanketing skies and bringing falls later during the night of 102mm in Beerwah, 94mm in Maroochydore, 93mm in Sippy Downs, 97 at Bells Creek, 87mm in Tanawha, and 81mm in Mountain Creek.

The cloud cover came as a disappointment to residents hoping to catch a glimpse of the one-in-150-year super blue blood moon.

The wet weather has restarted this morning, with steady rainfall in Maroochydore set to become less likely through the afternoon.

Heavy seas have prompted the Bureau to issue a hazardous surf warning, urging anyone to consider staying out of the ocean.

Meanwhile, the coinciding astronomical high tide is expected to flood low-lying coastal streets in parts of the region.

The Bureau has forecast an 80 per cent chance of rainfall tomorrow, with a likely wet weekend to follow with a 70 per cent chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday.


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