Monday, November 22, 2010

Zwaar noodweer treft Oost Australie.. ( bbc) ( zie vorming 3e pool..)

Downpours hit eastern Australia

Heavy rain and flash floods has caused damage to homes in central parts of Queensland, on Australia's eastern seaboard.

More than 200mm (8in) fell at the weekend in the Yeppoon area north of Rockhampton. Homes were flooded as water streamed off the hillsides.

Further south, Gladstone had its average monthly rainfall of 58mm (2.3in) in just 2 days, contributing to what may be the town's wettest November on record.

The Australian Weather Bureau says several towns have broken their November rainfall records. Proserpine had 438mm (17in), breaking its record of 27 years, while further north, Ayr measured 218mm (8.5).

More rain has also been welcomed in south west Queensland. Severe drought has affected the area for the past decade.