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Rain gauges fill up across the Sunshine Coast


It has bucketed down on the Sunshine Coast overnight, but we didn't quite see the downpours of 200mm or more, that had been expected over the Easter long weekend.

The weather system that had forecasters worried, ended up remaining off-shore.

A Severe Weather Warning in place for the south-east has been cancelled, however the region has still received a decent soaking.

Matt Marshall from the Bureau of Meteorology says most coastal suburbs have seen up to 100mm since 9am yesterday, while the hinterland copped the brunt of the rain activity.

"A lot of these inland areas did see some good falls; Maleny with 151mm so far, since 9am yesterday," he says.

"A lot of rain gauges around the Sunshine Coast picked something up, generally speaking in that 80-100mm range."

Mr Marshall says the rain and showers are set to continue today and into tomorrow.

"Perhaps a few more showers hanging around tomorrow morning, and then really beginning to clear tomorrow into the afternoon.

"I think that's when everyone is going to breathe a bit of a sigh of relief and we'll start to see a bit of sunshine poke through."

Minor flooding is possible with a Flood Watch current for the Noosa River and Sunshine Coast rivers and creeks, while a Hazardous Surf Warning remains in place for the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island and Gold Coast waters.

"This is of course associated with the same trough that's bringing all the weather," Mr Marshall says.

"It's whipping up a bit of sea spray, a fair bit of swell as well."

Beachgoers are warned to consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.