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Southern end of Coast cops a drenching

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Gardens on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast have received a drenching overnight.

Rain pounded roofs south of Mooloolaba, with most areas along the coast, down to the Queensland border, recording more than 30 millimetres of rain.

Upper Bells Creek near Caloundra recieved 50mm, while the largest rainfall on the Coast was recorded near Mt Tibrogargan.

The Bureau of Meteorology recorded 72mm at its Judds Road Alert station in Glass House Mountains, since 9am yesterday.

The rainfall figures dropped off further to the north, with Maroochydore receiving 24mm, 11mm at Tewantin and 12mm recorded at Gympie.

The rain is expected to continue throughout Tuesday morning, with the threat of potential thunderstorms as well, before showers ease later in the day.

The weather bureau predicts showers will stick around for the next few days.

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