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Rain Forecast To Green Up Bundaberg

Keep the brolly handy, there is a 70 per-cent chance of rain in Bundaberg for the first three days of this week.

Forecaster, Lauren Pattie said the best falls will arrive mid week.  "So a few millimetres again Monday, Tuesday; those storms potentially a little bit more likely for your Bundaberg and Fraser Coast and that is the best chance of seeing some rainfall; as you move to the latter part of the week just a few showers at best".  

Ms Pattie said the weather will be, "More mild in terms of those fire dangers and also the temperatures as well, still a couple of degrees above average, particularly in the central parts and west and north [but] nowhere near as significant as what we've seen".

Late on Sunday a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging winds was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.  

Severe thunderstorms were forecast in the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

An 85km/h gust was observed at Julia Creek Airport at 3.36PM.  

By Michelle Brewer