Heavy rain fell across parts of regional Queensland overnight and the Bureau of Meteorology is urging residents to prepare, with storms and possible hail predicted for the rest of the week.
Patch Clapp, the BOM’s community information officer: "There's a possibility of some severe thunderstorms which could see some really heavy rain, even the possibility of some windy conditions and some hail along with that too." He said current forecasts predicted between 40 to 70 millimetres of rain for Rockhampton tomorrow, and between 50 to 90 millimetres in Gladstone.
"But if you're under the right thunderstorm cells, that could be higher again, up around that 100-millimetre mark," Mr Clapp said.
In a statement regarding this week's weather outlook, the Bureau said widespread rain and thunderstorms were expected across Northern Australia and forecast to extend in much of Queensland this week.
Meteorologist Steven Hadley said possible heavy and intense rainfall that could lead to localised flash flooding was predicted for in the Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett regions on Thursday.