WILD WEATHER: A fallen tree near Lions Park.Photo Craig Warhurst / NewsMail
WILD WEATHER: A fallen tree near Lions Park.Photo Craig Warhurst / NewsMail Jim Alouat

Howling winds of up to 50kmh hit Bundaberg

THE WET and windy weather meant some events were cancelled but not everyone let it dampen their day.

Alas the races were called off at Bundaberg Race Club. In fairness, would you want to race on that?

EMPTY TRACK: Horses were unable to race due to the inclement weather at the Bundaberg Race Club.Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail
EMPTY TRACK: Horses were unable to race due to the inclement weather at the Bundaberg Race Club.Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail Paul Donaldson

But some racegoers would not be put off by a little rain and only needed a giant yellow umbrella.

WET RACES: Noah Knapp, Bailey Knapp Ethan Holdsworth, Sarah Devery and Bryce Holdsworth get an umbrella escort at the Bundaberg Race Club.Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail
WET RACES: Noah Knapp, Bailey Knapp Ethan Holdsworth, Sarah Devery and Bryce Holdsworth get an umbrella escort at the Bundaberg Race Club.Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail Paul Donaldson

EARLIER

BUNDABERG residents awoke to gusts blowing at up to 50kmh and the Bureau of Meteorology warn in coastal areas it could be stronger.

BOM has issued a strong marine wind warning today and tomorrow for water areas surrounding Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

"We have 25-30 knots for Hervey Bay waters, which Bundaberg is on the edge of," a BOM spokesman said.

"Anything west of Fraser Island is what we are talking about."

BOM says a trough, which went through Mackay last night heading south, is to blame.

"It is now in the St Lawrence area," the spokesman said.

"There was a number of decent rainfalls above 100mm west of Mackay.

"This trough has moved to the south and the rain has contracted with that.

"The winds are related to that trough."

Bundaberg copped some minor rain overnight with 16.2mm recorded.

BOM said gusts of up to 27 knots were recorded in Bundaberg.

Emergency services are urging people to be careful in the wet and windy weather.



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