/ 11 January 2024

Rain rain go away

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

2024’s weather can get in the bin with Far North Queensland staring down another cyclone. Meteorologists reckon the risk of it making landfall is about 15% – but even without it, a monsoon trough is set to dump heavy rain on already sodden parts of the state across the weekend and into next week. Parts of the major highway between Cairns and Port Douglas are still cut by the damage caused by landslides and extensive damage to the Kuranda railway. Southeast Queenslanders are also still cleaning up after bruising storms and flooding during Christmas. The Hinze Dam on the Gold Coast is now at 99.8% capacity, requiring the spill gates to be opened after that not-so-festive surprise from Mother Nature…

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