Rebekah Strong, 11, didn't let the wet weather spoil her fun on the beach while on holiday at Noosa last week. Picture: Lachie Millard
Rebekah Strong, 11, didn't let the wet weather spoil her fun on the beach while on holiday at Noosa last week. Picture: Lachie Millard

Where it fell: Storms loom after overnight soaking

Severe thunderstorms have the possibility of smashing the Sunshine Coast after intense rainfall flooded parts of the southeast overnight.

The weather bureau was busy tracking two "very dangerous" thunderstorms on Monday evening as a warning was issued for the Coast.

Meteorologist Rosa Hoff said a trough moving from western Queensland towards the region was expected to deliver another drenching on Tuesday, bringing the possibility of storms.

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"We are expecting rainfall amounts to be below 20mm, but we do have the possibility of seeing some severe storm development in the region which could bring higher totals," she said.

"We do continue to have the possibility of some severe storm development in the area, so we could see rainfall totals of the same magnitude again today, with the chance of even seeing some isolated higher totals in there as well."

It comes after Monday's wet weather dumped about 120mm of rain at Alexandra Hill, southeast of Brisbane, in an hour.

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Ms Hoff said the rain had been "fairly off and on" already through the early hours of this morning, but the possibility of thunderstorms would come later.

"Our best chance of seeing any storm development would be later this afternoon," she said.

The weather bureau has issued a strong wind warning for the region on Wednesday as residents are urged to rethink entering Sunshine Coast waters.

"It's just in response to a southerly surge which is moving up the coast, and will arrive in the region tomorrow," Ms Hoff said.

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Maleny will reach a cool 25C on Tuesday, while Maroochydore, Nambour and Noosa Heads sit at 27C and Caloundra at 28C.

 

Rainfall totals since 9am Monday:

Mooloolah Station:

Bald Knob: 23mm

Landsborough: 8mm

Ewen Maddock Dam: 24mm

Palmview: 17mm

Sippy Downs: 17mm

Tanawha: 15mm

Mountain Creek: 17mm

Pelican Waters: 27mm

Bells Ck North: 22mm

Bells Ck South: 29mm

Beerwah: 36mm

Glass House Mountains: 56mm

Maroochy Station:

Eerwah Vale: 36mm

Eumundi: 27mm

Wappa Dam: 20mm

Yandina: 16mm

Mapleton: 37mm

Yandina Creek: 17mm

Doonan Creek: 25mm

Coolum West: 15mm

West Woombye: 24mm

Nambour: 28mm

Palmwoods: 16mm

Diddillibah: 24mm

Bli Bli: 20mm

Eudlo: 21mm

Maroochydore: 17mm

Sunshine Coast Airport: 16mm

Noosa Station:

Lake Cooroibah: 24mm

Mount Tinbeerwah: 41mm

Tewantin: 33mm

Boreen Point: 66mm

Kin Kin: 48mm

Mary Station:

Maleny: 32mm

Cooroy: 50mm

Lake Macdonald Dam: 51mm

Pomona: 46mm.

Harper Creek: 81mm

Obi Lookout: 41mm

Conondale: 56mm

Kenilworth: 65mm

Cooran: 56mm