Heavy rainfall peppered the Sunshine Coast late Sunday and overnight with totals of more than 100 mm in the hinterland west of Caloundra.
Heavy rainfall peppered the Sunshine Coast late Sunday and overnight with totals of more than 100 mm in the hinterland west of Caloundra. John McCutcheon

Wettest area on the Coast cops 100mm of rain

FALLS of up to 115mm were recorded inland from Caloundra overnight Sunday with totals more generally in the order of 30-50mm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The rain fell as an expected upper level trough pushed over the Sunshine Coast from the west after delivering heavy falls earlier on the Darling Downs and then the Lockyer Valley.

"It was impressive for June,” forecaster David Crock said of rainfall totals that in places neared the June average of 118mm in just a few hours.

Sunshine Coast Airport saw another 34mm fall in seven hours from 8pm, adding to issues that have seen the runway construction project all but shut down since May 3.

Mr Crock said the while the region did not have a dry season, rainfall was generally lower through the winter months into September which was the driest month of the year.

Rain should clear this afternoon although a slight chance remained of further falls this morning on would become an increasingly sunny day into the afternoon.

Expect a 22C maximum with south westerlies at 15-25km/h falling away towards evening.

It would be a coolish 10C overnight into Tuesday ahead of a 22C high on a sunny day with the chance of fog early in the south and light winds throughout.

Similar conditions were forecast for Wednesday before Thursday sees a return to wetter conditions.

Expect a 60 per cent chance of rain on a partly-cloudy day with early fog, showers in the afternoon and light winds becoming south, south-easterly at 15-20km/h in the morning before dropping out. The day time temperature maximum would not rise above the 21C June average.

A 40 per cent chance of some falls would linger into Friday after a warmer 14C overnight minimum on a partly-cloudy day with early fog and light winds throughout.

The weekend was expected to dawn mostly-sunny after a 9C overnight minimum into Saturday where the expected maximum would not climb above 19C.