12 October 2010

Rain deluges Ipswich

A month's rainfall in 12 hours

Zane Jackson And Peter Foley | 12th October 2010

BUCKETING rain drenched Ipswich yesterday dumping a month's worth of rainfall on the region in less than a day.

Roads and properties around the Ipswich region were flooded after yesterday's massive downpour, which dropped 84.2mm up until 5pm.

It was one of the heaviest days for rainfall in the past 18 months and was well above the long-term October monthly average of 73.7mm.

The rain caused havoc for motorists with 18 roads closed during the day, while public transport commuters also faced a series of delays due to the weather.

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