Relief in sight as heaviest rainfall heading northwards but all eyes still watching Herbert River
“Places there picked up about 25mm.” He said the people of Cairns should expect about the same conditions as yesterday, with 10mm expected to fall during the day’s showers.
EARLIER: FIFTY-SIX people who evacuated their homes at Mount Garnet overnight have safely returned home.
— Jubilee Rd, Innisfail has water over the road.
— Gillies Range closed due to Flooding and major debris.
Water over the road on all lanes, delays expected.
Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Jim Richardson said showers would continue in the region, but they would be far less intense than this week’s downpours.
“At the moment it looks like the heavier rain has gone north and moved away from the floods.” Signs of the rain around #Cairns beginning to ease as the focus of rainfall shifts to the north and west.
“Cairns had about 159mm overnight, and the majority of the rain was along the ranges from Innisfail right up to Cairns,” he said.
“Since March 7, when the weather really kicked off, we’ve had 128 completed activations, and nine activations where we assisted other agencies like the police.” EARLIER: WIDESPREAD heavy rainfall is expected to move further north towards Cooktown, Lockhart River and the East Cape York area over the weekend, offering some relief to the Cairns region.
BOM Queensland State Manager Bruce Gunn said while the heavy rainfall around Ingham, Tully, Innisfail and Cairns was easing, the main focus remained on the Herbert River where the flood peak at Ingham was expected to reach around 2009 levels yesterday afternoon.