Emerald is sitting on the cusp of widespread heavy rain expected across central Queensland
Emerald is sitting on the cusp of widespread heavy rain expected across central Queensland Meghan Kidd

More rain in store for central Queensland

EMERALD is sitting on the cusp of widespread downpours expected to fall across central Queensland over the next few days.

A Weatherzone spokesman said a decaying tropical low that "didn't quit have the guts" to develop into a cyclone was now drifting south over interior Queensland drawing down "quite a lot of" tropical moisture.

"So far this has meant large rainfall totals over the past 24 hours for parts of the Gulf and Channel country," he said.

The spokesman said as the system continued to move east, rain would steadily fall west of Emerald, which has already received 51mm of rain this week.

"The heavier falls should be further west towards Longreach," he said.

"Emerald is still likely to receive up to 30mm of rain over Sunday and Monday.

"Emerald's monthly average for January is around 88mm so this week could bring almost half of the expected monthly total."

Wednesday and Thursday are likely to bring more storms, delivering up to 5mm to Emerald on a daily basis.

Other parts of central Queensland have rejoiced in the heavy falls with Cloncurry seeing their wettest day in 12 months with falls of up to 36mm as of this morning and Windorah recorded 99mm as of this morning.

Mt Isa has now had an eight-day-long spell of rain, for the first time since 2011.

Fairbairn dam is sitting at 32% capacity.



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