THE Fraser Coast dodged a bullet last week as the region avoided a battering from Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Making its way down to Gayndah from Yeppoon and Gladstone, Marcia passed most of the Fraser Coast leaving little more than soggy ground and broken branches.

Sand pushing done on Hervey Bay's foreshore prevented any significant damage from occurring and only a few trees were blown over with no reports of severe damage.

From Thursday to Sunday morning Maryborough received 106mm of rain while Hervey Bay had 99.2mm.

About 250mm of rain fell in Gympie from Thursday, forcing floodwaters down the Mary River.

During the three days Gayndah got 163.6mm, with 151.6mm falling overnight on Friday night as the cyclone passed.

Wind gusts of 65kmh in Hervey Bay and 67kmh in Maryborough were felt at 6am on Saturday.

Looking forward this week, showers are predicted for Maryborough and Hervey Bay with temperatures about 30 degrees.

Calm winds are expected on Monday but they're likely to pick up to 15knots, blowing south-easterly from Wednesday.

 

Storm surge at high tide - Seth,6, and Elijah,9, Cattell make the most of the waves crashing over the seawall at Urangan.
Storm surge at high tide - Seth,6, and Elijah,9, Cattell make the most of the waves crashing over the seawall at Urangan. Alistair Brightman

 

 



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