The heavens opened on the Sunshine Coast and surrounds overnight with falls of up to 44mm recorded in parts.
The heavens opened on the Sunshine Coast and surrounds overnight with falls of up to 44mm recorded in parts. Patrick Woods

44mm deluge hits Coast as heavens open with welcome relief

THE heavens opened on the Sunshine Coast and surrounds overnight with falls of up to 44mm recorded in parts.

Mountain Creek saw the highest at 44mm, Bli Bli copped 33mm while most averaged around the 10-20mm mark.

Bureau of Meteorology expect the wet and damp conditions to remain throughout the week with little respite on the cards.

The weather change is a vast one following a record dry January.

It is due to a weather pattern that has held stable for several weeks.

"Today and into the week we are in for the same to continue, cloudy for most of the day,” forecaster Vinord Anand said.

"It will stay cooler with top temps of 28, maybe 30 if sunshine gets in.

"A 60 per cent chance of showers will hang around for tomorrow as well.

"Looks likely the next run of days that showers will hang around. But the high rainfall totals is still up in the air.

"It is quite variable but any rain is welcome.”

Surfing instructor and Daily columnist Robbie Sherwell says beaches will see blustery conditions with 17-20 east to southeast winds around.

A swell of 1-1.5metres will be found in most of the Coast.

Try Moffat, Dicky Beach, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore and the bays of Coolum on low tide and the outside points of Noosa.

Expect conditions to be similar for the next couple of days.



Vision shows cyclist hit by a truck in highway fatality

premium_icon Vision shows cyclist hit by a truck in highway fatality

THE woman killed while riding a bicycle in this morning's Pacific Highway fatality...

It’s back! $1-a-week subscription offer returns

premium_icon It’s back! $1-a-week subscription offer returns

Our cheapest deal is back offering the best journalism and rewards

Festivals inquest recommends end to police drug operations

premium_icon Festivals inquest recommends end to police drug operations

Music festival deaths inquest recommends pill testing