Rain, but no flooding on the Fraser Coast this Easter
THERE won't be flooding but the weather bureau says just enough rain is on its way to dampen outdoor plans and cause slippery roads this Easter weekend.
Falls of between 20-40mm are expected daily until next Tuesday across the Wide Bay including Fraser Island with the chance of thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday.
Bureau of Meterology forecaster Jess Carey said other than a "bit of a rumble" at the weekend, calm conditions and soaking rain could be expected.
But he admitted the region was in for less than ideal conditions when it came to long weekend driving and camping.
"It's not fantastic but it's not significant weather," Mr Carey said
"There will be good, consistent rain in the form of showers and possibly slow moving thunderstorms."
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The conditions experienced in Maryborough and Hervey Bay since Wednesday morning were the remnants of a severe weather event in the Brisbane region earlier this week.
Bureau of Meteorology figures show 21.8mm of rain fell in Maryborough between 9am on Wedensday and 5.30am on Thursday while 12.6mm was received in Hervey Bay in the same period.
As Hervey Bay police were called to three wet weather car crashes on Wednesday, Queensland Police Commisioner Ian Stewart urged motorists to drive to the conditions.
He said three fatal crashes and 150 injury crashes were reported in Queensland last Easter break and fatigue often played a large role.
Extra police are expected to be patrolling the Bruce Hwy until midnight Easter Monday.