Sunshine Coast cops more rain than towns facing Marcia

The big surf at Mooloolaba ahead of Cyclone Marcia. Photo: Willis Stinger / Facebook
The big surf at Mooloolaba ahead of Cyclone Marcia. Photo: Willis Stinger / Facebook

BEING almost 600km away from where Tropical Cyclone Marcia is about to strike, the Sunshine Coast is copping more rain.

Tropical Cyclone Marcia crossing Queensland coastline

From 9am on Thursday until 7am today, Maroochydore had 137mm, Nambour had 161, Glasshouse had 155 and Noosa Heads had 150mm.

By comparison, Yeppoon - with all its hatches battened down - has had 116mm in the same period.

Nearby Rockhampton, also in the path of the potentially devastating system, has had 100mm.

To the north, Mackay had just 1.6mm. That is not a typo. The Bureau of Meteorology has recorded that Mackay received just 1.6mm in the past 24 hours.



Maroochydore - 137mm

Coolum  - 117

Golden Beach - 75mm

Mapleton  - 158

Noosa Heads  - 150mm

Nambour  - 161

Glasshouse  - 155

Beerwah - 144



Hervey Bay --  87

M'borough - 74mm

Bundaberg 57mm



Rockhampton  - 100mm

Yeppoon - 116

Mackay -  1.6

Dysart  - 1.6

Gladstone  -  34



Kingaroy -  22mm

Toowoomba -17

Warwick -11

Archerfield - 40



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