The wet weather brought new challenges at the skate park for Tristen Rigby-Ramett on his bike, as Zac Benko and Brae Finger await their turn.
The wet weather brought new challenges at the skate park for Tristen Rigby-Ramett on his bike, as Zac Benko and Brae Finger await their turn. ROB BARICH

Rain gets a warm welcome

LOOMING clouds and frequent showers did not deter Bundaberg residents as they went about their post-Christmas shopping and activities yesterday — some even enjoying the cooling effect.

Burnett Heads residents Wilhelmena Rawling made the trip to Bundaberg with her son, Noah, to enjoy the day.

“We really do love the rain. It was fun,” Ms Rawling said.

Ms Rawling said she had grown fond of Burnett Heads when it rained.

“I like the frogs. We’ve got so many frogs out here and there are rainbows over the cane fields which are quite pretty,” she said.

Ms Rawling said she felt attitudes towards the rain were changing.

“I think that times are changing, I think people are welcoming in the rain — no one is singing rain, rain go away anymore,” she said.

Ms Rawling said the only downside to the rain was “a wet puppy”.

While the past few days of rain has provided some welcome relief from the usual summer heat, Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Mike Mirrinan said the skies would begin to clear from today.

“Generally the weather should be on the improve. We are looking at winds more east to south-east with coastal showers,” he said.

Mr Mirrinan said the wet weather in the past few days had been restricted to mostly coastal regions.

“Unfortunately not much has gone inland,” he said.

In the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, 23mm of rain fell on Bundaberg with a further 8mm falling during the day.

In Gayndah, 19mm fell in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday and only a further 0.2mm throughout the day.

Further inland in Monto, only 0.8mm fell in the 24 hours to 9am.

Keep up-to-date with the latest weather information for the Bundaberg region.



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