Coast’s drought-hit regions rejoice after heavens open
Drought-affected residents, farmers and business owners in the Sunshine Coast hinterland have rejoiced after days of major downpours.
More relief is on the cards for Wednesday evening.
Luke Van Zutphen from Kenilworth Rural Supplies said the Mary River had been looking "sad" and close to dry in some stretches.
Mr Van Zutphen said it had been months since any decent rain was recorded.
Bur he said more than 80mm had fallen at his property since Saturday in a weather godsend to the region.
"It was getting pretty dry, everything out here was," Mr Van Zutphen said.
"People were telling us how close to the bottom of the tanks they were.
"They had to dig holes to catch some water.
"We got 80mm but plenty of people got more than 100mm.
"Just looking at the radar now it's firing up near Cherbourg.
"At my place we had water running where I'd never seen it before. It was great."
Joy Moran of Obi Obi Homestead was another celebrating Tuesday's downpour.
She hadn't checked the tanks but said more than 32mm fell on Saturday.
"We hadn't had rain for months, and sorry for the farmer's talk but we had s---loads," Mrs Moran said.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large hail, heavy rainfall and damaging winds. On Wednesday afternoon is was over the South Burnett region but heading towards the Sunshine Coast.