Last night it started raining quite heavily here. I went to bed to the sound of heavy rain on the roof. It has been pouring all night. I am a bit of a weather geek and have a couple of rain gauges including an electronic one. Since midnight we have had 175mm of rain. That is almost 7 inches of rain between midnight and 4.45am.
All I can say is thank god I live on a hill and we are used to heavy rain here.
The red dots just below Noosa are showing 235mm (over 9 inches), 246mm, and 213mm as I am typing this. Thats a lot of rain.
If you are a weather geek and interested, here is the website with the latest update.