Veronica dumps a year's worth of rain in 12 hours
Tropical Cyclone Veronica has dumped more than a year's worth of rain along parts of WA's Pilbara coast in less than 12 hours.
Veronica was downgraded to a low pressure system at 5am AWST today, roughly 55km to the west of Dampier.
Despite weakening, the system has continued to deliver heavy rain to areas south east of its core during the last 12-24 hours.
Roebourne Airport received more than 250mm of rain in just two hours early this morning. By 5am, the site had received more than a year's worth of rain during the previous 12 hours.
As of 5am, Roebourne Airport had received 332.4mm of rain since 9am on Monday. This is their highest daily total in more than 100 years of records.
Remarkably, Karratha Airport had only received 13mm of rain during the 12 hours up to 5am.
Further east, Port Hedland picked up another 134mm of rain overnight, bringing their three-day total to 355mm. This is their wettest three-day spell since 1967.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Veronica, which was a category four on Saturday before making landfall on Sunday, will continue moving towards the west south-west near the Pilbara Coast, before heading out into the Indian Ocean from tomorrow.
Residents will start the repairs after destructive winds downed trees and damaged roofs, heavy rain that caused flooding and a storm surge that eroded beaches.
A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said the SES had responded to about 50 callouts by 2.15pm yesterday.
After being forced to bunker down for the weekend, the people of Port Hedland have been given the all clear but are urged to take care to avoid damage-related hazards.
A Walkabout Hotel spokeswoman said punters had returned to the pub, where a bit of mopping up had been required, but the impact of the cyclone hadn't been as fierce as feared.
"I was terrified, packing up my caravan thinking it was going to blow away," she said.
Oil and gas producer Woodside evacuated all personnel from its offshore production platforms, and is operating the Karratha gas plant and Pluto LNG plant using essential staff only.
Four babies were born at the hospital in Hedland during the cyclone and one in Karratha, including one named Veronica.
TREVOR TO BRING THREE DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor will produce heavy rain and flooding in parts of western and central Queensland during the next three days.
A low pressure system that was formerly Tropical Cyclone Trevor is moving through western Queensland today.
At 5am today, the low was located over the state's North West district, roughly 180km to the southwest of Mount Isa.
While the system is no longer a tropical cyclone, it's still being fed by copious tropical moisture, leading to sustained and heavy rain.
Urandangie received 133mm of rain during the 24 hours to 9am today, its highest daily total in three years. Nearby, Roxborough Downs registered 165mm during the same period.
The system is likely to track towards the east during the next 48 hours, spreading it's heavy rain over Queensland's western and southern interior.
A flood watch was in place for the Gulf Country, Channel Country, Central West and Warrego and Maranoa catchments on Tuesday morning.
In addition to the rain, thunderstorms are likely to develop, increasing over eastern districts of Queensland during the second half of the week as the low and trough move closer to the Coral Sea.
While Ex-Tropical Cyclone Trevor will be too far south to impact NSW directly, its moisture will interact with a trough and strong front to trigger widespread showers and storms across the state on Friday.
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