Floods hit Queensland

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More rain is on the way for Far North Queensland, already drenched from its worst flood in more than a century.

Villages along the Daintree River north of Cairns were cut off by road, power and telecommunications after the area copped more than a month's worth of rain within 24 hours over the weekend.

The Daintree River peaked at almost 12.6 metres on Saturday night to break a 118 year record after a 500mm soaking.

Australia's far north will have to wait until next weekend for the deluge to end a 90 per cent chance of rain forecast for Cairns every day until Saturday.

Source: Dailymail. 28 January 2019. Worst since federation: Northern Australia is hit with heaviest floods in 118 years after getting 500mm of rain in one day - with more to come. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6638187/Far-North-Queensland-hit-heaviest-floods-118-years-copping-500mm-rain-one-day.html?fbclid=IwAR2_hTgESzWYwXva8YGr5zbarp5ULucgOx0jmznrhq-DQdN__LLac7IhYAE