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Trains of "unusual” rainfall activity caught out the Sunshine Coast over the weekend and more are expected. Erle Levey

Rain train: 'Unusual' falls dampen Coast, more expected

TRAINS of "unusual" rainfall activity caught out the Sunshine Coast over the weekend and more are expected.

The showers are coursing through Moreton Bay into Brisbane's north but surprised the Bureau of Meteorology when they hit the Coast.

BOM said Maroochydore, Nambour and Noosa had all been affected.

If you're out and about this week, put the umbrella in the car, BOM advise.

"We weren't expecting this much, there was nothing on the modelling to indicate it," a BOM spokesman said.

"They are unusually and they're train-like showers. A little bit scattered.

"Mount Glorious in Brisbane saw the highest falls with 32 but the Coast has copped lighter totals.

"It should peter out, but there is potential for isolated showers all week."

The forecaster said temperatures would remain quite humid this week.

The state as a whole copped heavy rainfall overnight which prompted a warning from the Queensland Ambulance Service.

"With parts of the state experiencing rain overnight and over the last few days we encourage everyone to take care while driving to work this morning," QAS posted to Twitter.

"Leave more time getting to work, increase your following distance and lights on in areas that are still dark/raining."

Ex Tropical Cylone Penny is still hanging over the state's north, and on Friday, Fraser Island was on border of the chaos.

However the cyclone is not expected south of St Lawrence.



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