Wild weather brings strong wind, rain to region

UPDATE: As much as 17mm of rain fell over the Fraser Coast last night, with strong winds recorded.

Rosa Hoff from the Bureau of Meteorology said 17mm was recorded at Teddington Weir.

Maryborough got 3mm and Hervey Bay picked up 7.6mm, the meteorologist said.

She said the severe thunderstorm warning issued last night did not include heavy rain warnings and was mainly for damaging winds.

A wind gust of 76km/h was recorded at Dalby, she said, as part of the same storm warning.

EARLIER: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Fraser Coast region.

The storm is developing to the west of Maryborough and is likely to produce damaging winds.

Damaging wind gusts are classified as being in excess of 90km/h.

The warning extends from Biggenden to Rainbow Beach and Tiaro.

The storm is already moving over Biggenden and Brooweena.



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