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Easter becoming progressively wetter on Queensland coast

Brett Dutschke, Friday March 30, 2018 - 17:56 AEDT

Queensland's east coast should become progressively wetter this Easter weekend due to the slow approach of a tropical low in the Coral Sea.

Showers about the southeast coast will become more frequent and heavier and spread north as the weekend wears on. Together with the frequent and occasionally heavy showers will be strong winds at times and some beach erosion.

In terms of rainfall, the wettest area looks like being between Fraser Island and Mackay where widespread 25-to-50 millimetres is likely with potential for in excess of 100mm.

Most of this rain will fall during Sunday and Monday as a low pressure trough develops on the south side of the tropical low.

Flooding is a significant risk, including on the coast and hinterland north from Townsville where the ground is still saturated heavy rain earlier this month. This month, Cairns and Innisfail have had two-to-three times their monthly average, gaining about one metre's worth.

- Weatherzone

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