Fingers crossed, but rain has set in

GROWERS of strawberries on the Sunshine Coast will be praying for a reprieve from the wet weather this week.

After a massive blow from non-stop storms last year, Coast strawberry farms are keeping an eye on the sky and their fingers crossed.

Early yesterday morning, staff at Strawberry Fields at Palmview raced to pick their remaining fruit before the wet set in.

Some parts of the Coast were drenched in almost 50mm of rain that swept through the region in heavy storms throughout the day.

Wet weather is likely to continue all week, with more than 50% chance of rain until at least Monday.

The clouds looked meaner than their storms yesterday, with SES crews on standby but not required for many call outs.

One house at Nambour needed a tarp to battle the leaky roof last night.

On Monday a chainsaw was needed to clear a fallen tree keeping an elderly woman in her house at Woombye.

Nambour group leader Meg Rudder said SES would be prepared for more wet weather during the rest of the week.

Forecasters predict the lingering rain to be reasonably light.

Minimum temperatures should be comfortable, about 13C.

Ally Eather from Strawberry Fields said they hoped to continue picking from tomorrow.

Meanwhile, if the weather keeps up, the Gympie Music Muster which kicked off yesterday could be renamed the “Mud-ster”.

Revellers at the annual event are hoping the big event will not be as wet as it was two years ago.

The Muster, which goes until the weekend in Amamoor State Forest , copped some patchy rain this week, and it was no better yesterday.

WHERE IT's been falling

Bli Bli 36mm

Eumundi 31mm

Noosa 37mm

Nambour 17mm

Maroochydore 42mm

Corbould Park 19mm

Sippy Downs 29mm

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