Wet weather closed many market stalls at Mooloolaba State School today - Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Wet weather closed many market stalls at Mooloolaba State School today - Sunday, February 26, 2017. Nicky Moffat

Waterspout! Weather gets a bit dramatic at Buddina

IT'S not only rain falling on the Sunshine Coast right now - for a brief moment a waterspout also made landfall at Buddina.

Michael James took these shots of the water spout, which he said appeared off the beach.

"By the time I got to the beach it deformed few smaller ones trying to start but nothing like the first," he said in a post on the Daily's Facebook page.

 

A waterspout that briefly touched land at Buddina Beach before breaking apart.
A waterspout that briefly touched land at Buddina Beach before breaking apart. Michael James

Parts of the Sunshine Coast enjoyed decent rain this morning, notably Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.

Thunder and lightning on the Sunshine Coast is now quietening down, but rain will continue through today and into tomorrow morning, Weatherzone's Jacob Cronje said.

"You got 4mm in a very short period of time - about two hours - from thunderstorms that were occurring," he said at midday on Sunday.
"They're starting to dissipate in terms of lightning potential."

He said it looked like a "final burst of summer rain", and was quite widespread, with rainfall between 1-4mm observed from Tewantin in the north to Coolangatta, south of the Gold Coast. 

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting showers every day through to next Saturday.

Rain at Maroochydore: What a beautiful sight!
Rain at Maroochydore: What a beautiful sight!

However, readers on the Daily's Facebook page suggest not everyone got the downpour.

"Five drops on the tin roof at Landsborough," lamented Catherine Johnson.

"Send some to Caloundra. A piddly shower went through," commented Sandy Deery.

Heather N Abrahams and Donna Ahrens said it remained dry at Beerwah and near Gympie.

However, Gail McIntyre said Mountain Creek had received some "lovely" rain, and Terry Daly said it was pouring at Bli Bli.