IMPORTANT: Strong winds, rain expected for the Fraser Coast

THE Fraser Coast is in for another bout of wet weather, with warnings also in place for potential gale force winds along the K’gari coastline.

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Strong winds and rainfall are expected over parts of the Fraser Coast in the coming days. PHOTO: File / Shaun Ryan.

Forecasters with the Bureau of Meteorology have several active warnings in place for strong winds along the Queensland coast south of Mackay – including Hervey Bay and K’gari (Fraser Island).

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Conditions are being influenced by the development of an East Coast Low.

As a result strong marine winds are expected today, while gale force winds are likely for K’gari’s coastline tomorrow.

According to BOM, there is an 80 per cent chance of showers in Hervey Bay and Maryborough today.

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This is expected to increase to a 95 per cent chance of rain in both cities on Thursday and Friday.

As of midday Wednesday, forecasters were predicting up to 85mm and 70mm of rain over the coming days (Thursday and Friday) in Hervey Bay and Maryborough respectively.

BOM said soils were still wet from previous downpours and heavy rainfall could lead to localised creek and river rises.

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However, the rain is not expected to cause any widespread riverine flooding at this stage.

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“The requirement for a Flood Watch will be reviewed each day,” BOM said in a statement online Tuesday.

Partly cloudy conditions are expected over the weekend.

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