MORE COMING: More rain is expected this weekend, as parts of the Coast were inundated overnight.
MORE COMING: More rain is expected this weekend, as parts of the Coast were inundated overnight. Lachie Millard

Deluge swamps Coast with more falls to come

THE skies opened last night and drenched the Sunshine Coast region with some much-needed rain that's expected to hang around for most of the weekend.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Peter Markworth said the region recorded some of the highest rainfall totals in months, with Mountain Creek copping the biggest rain totals at 152mm.

"Many locations got above 100mm, particularly along the coast," Mr Markworth said.

"The bulk of that rainfall event has moved to the southeast and should be out of the state this afternoon, but we are still expecting some showers and thunderstorms later today."

The Bureau's website has forecast falls of 5-30mm again today across the region.

Bells Creek, Maroochydore and Sunshine Coast Airport all recorded more than 140mm of rain since 9am yesterday.

Further north, Tewantin recorded 42mm and Gympie recorded just 12mm of rain.

Mr Markworth said storms will roll in again tomorrow.

"Tomorrow we have a very high chance of showers and still a chance of a storm around," he said.

Showers are expected to ease on Monday with just a small amount of rain set to top up the tanks.

"Anywhere between a 40 and 60 per cent chance of rain over that period … not huge totals," Mr Markworth said.

Swell was expected to be small across the weekend at just one metre offshore.

 

Rainfall totals around the region:

Mountain Creek- 152mm

Bells Creek- 146mm

Sunshine Coast Airport- 141mm

Maroochydore- 141mm

Pelican Waters- 133mm

Coolum- 132mm

Wamuran- 122mm

Bli Bli- 118mm

Maleny- 109mm

Bribie Island- 1 07mm

Glasshouse Mountains- 83mm

Boreen Point- 64mm

Nambour- 53mm

Cooran- 51mm

Gympie- 12mm

Tewantin- 42mm