A rain depression (ex-cyclone Oswald) had made its way slowly down the coast causing huge amounts of rain, strong winds and rough seas.
450mm of rain was collected in our rain gauge. The rain seemed to be horizontal at times so some may have missed. I haven't checked the official rain tally.
We had next to no damage at home - just a few plants flattened and some fallen branches. Others were not so fortunate. These are a couple of photos from our local newspaper.
The town of Bundaberg is facing a terrible flood.
The Brisbane River invaded riverside businesses and is expected to rise even more today.
It was almost exactly 2 years ago we had the flood which caused so much damage to the city so people were understandably anxious to see the threat of another flood. The experts are saying that there will be flooding but nowhere near the extent of two years ago.
With the huge waves and high tides, the ocean engulfed a number of beachfront buildings as well.
The combination of soaking rain and high winds brought down many trees.
The weather system has moved south into New South Wales and is still causing problems. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
Australia really is a land of extremes.