HEAVY overnight rain is thought to have contributed to a large tree crashing across the entrance to a subdivision of Diddilibah Road at around 3am, waking residents and blocking exit for 10 home owners before it was cleared by Sunshine Coast Council.
HEAVY overnight rain is thought to have contributed to a large tree crashing across the entrance to a subdivision of Diddilibah Road at around 3am, waking residents and blocking exit for 10 home owners before it was cleared by Sunshine Coast Council.

Coast town drenched - 515mm in 22 days and more to come

RAINFALL totalling 515mm in Noosaville so far this month and 283mm in Caloundra have banished the drought of January and February with more heavy falls expected today and overnight.

Overnight rain was widespread with Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Harry Clark saying falls of between 20-40mm were recorded between Coolum and Caloundra with Pelican Waters pelted by 44mm mostly in the early hours of this morning.

Mr Clark said there is more rain on the way with the Bureau monitoring the potential for a weak tropical low in the Northern Coral Sea to deepen towards Friday.

Homeowners around Bushland Court off Diddillibah Road woke with a start at 3am when a large tree fell blocking the way out to school and work for about 10 homes.

Resident Grant Thornton said the tree's roots in a creek line appeared to have been loosened by continuous heavy rain topped by the overnight down pour.

Families on the top side of the fallen tree helped ferry children on the lower side to school with Mr Thornton saying a Sunshine Coast Council work gang had been quickly on the site after day break.

"It didn't damage anything,” he said. "It missed an Energex power pillar, street lights and signs.

"Another tree fell in about the same spot two years ago.

"It comes with the territory but our view has opened up a little.”

Mr Clark said at this stage Wednesday and Thursday looked to have the potential to deliver similar rainfall to that experienced Tuesday night before becoming less cloudy and wet into the weekend.

A coastal trough north of St Lawrence was creating moist east, north easterlies.

"These are the conditions we have been missing for most of the summer,” he said.

"We would have expected a lot more rain in February.”

Wednesday will hit a maximum temperature of 28 degrees on a day where winds will be light, showers throughout and the chance of a thunderstorm.

THURSDAY

Temperature: 22-28 degrees

Rainfall: 15-35mm (95% chance)

Light winds, chance of a thunderstorm and showers through the day.

FRIDAY

Temperature: 21-29 degrees

Rainfall: 2-10mm (70% chance)

Cloudy, showers, chance of a thunder storm and light winds

SATURDAY

Temperature: 22-29 degrees

Rainfall: 0-4mm (50% chance)

Cloudy, showers and light winds

SUNDAY

Temperature: 22-30 degrees

Rainfall: 0-3mm (40%) chance

Partly cloudy, showers later in the day and light winds

MONDAY

Temperature: 21-30 degrees

Rainfall: 0-2mm (40% chance)

Partly cloudy day with a chance of showers. Winds light early then south to south-east at 15-25kmh.



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