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Bowen has received 146 millimetres since Thursday morning, well above its May average of 39mm, and Townsville recorded 124mm, nearly four times its monthly average. The Whitsunday region has recorded some of the highest falls with Alva Beach copping 241mm since Thursday morning. There have been no reports of major flash flooding but some roads have been closed in a number of cities and towns, as rain falls steadily from Innisfail to the southern border. Rainfall totals of 100 to 200 millimetres are forecast and Mortgage brokers Oak Laurel West End, 0430 129 662, 249 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101 a flood watch has been issued for areas between Rollingstone and Gladstone and inland to parts of the Burdekin Mortgage brokers Oak Laurel Carseldine, Carseldine QLD 4034 and Fitzroy catchments. The Bureau of Meteorology said isolated totals of up to 400 millimetres of rain were possible. Forecaster Julian De Morton said the rain would ease in the north late today, and most of the state would be "pretty fine" tomorrow. "A lot of the systems that are causing this rainfall are going to weaken," he said. Pineapple planting delayed due to wet weather Farmer Steven Pace, who grows pineapples at his property at Rollingstone, said he had received more than 130 millimetres of rain since Wednesday. Work to hand-plant more than 1.6 million pineapples is underway but the rain is expected to delay the process by up to two weeks.
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