Lightning show a highlight as wild storms roll through
THE Gladstone region is well into storm season with more to come.
Wild weather with hail, heavy rain and lightning shows have swept through the region over the past few weeks.
On Monday night a line of storms came from the south-west and moved across Calliope, which copped the brunt of the storm, and then headed further south.
While the Gladstone Airport only recorded 0.4 mm of rain, Boyne Island received 22mm and Mt Morgan was soaked through with 75mm.
Unofficial rainfall totals from the weekend collected by Gladstone Regional Council from residents reported 93mm at Glen Eden, 82mm at Parksville on Sunday, 79mm at Calliope, 40mm at Boyne Island on Sunday night, 20mm at Wurdong Heights and 12mm at Benaraby on Sunday night.
Ergon Energy said a trip on the Sun Valley feeder had contributed to a 55-minute outage in the Gladstone area which interrupted supply to about 2800 customers in the Gladstone, Kin Kora, Kirkwood, New Auckland and Telina areas just after 5pm.
Bureau of Meteorology spokesman Benj Blunt told the ABC he had been amazed by the lightning.
"A really big system there - went right across, just south of Gladstone, Benaraby area, Calliope those sort of places," he said.
"It was amazing wasn't it ... five or six lightning flashes per second almost and lighting up the whole sky even though a lot of the rest of the sky had no cloud in it."
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are predicted for later on Tuesday. The weather is expected to clear up later in the week before storms roll in again on Saturday.