Useful rain falls in parts of Queensland

Some producers have been left smiling as rainfall finally arrives


This paddock at Brendan Taylor's farm at Broadlea, near Warra, was bone dry before it  received 110mm of rain. Picture: Brendan Taylor

This paddock at Brendan Taylor's farm at Broadlea, near Warra, was bone dry before it received 110mm of rain. Picture: Brendan Taylor

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Late summer storms and general rain deliver recent falls.

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Parts of Queensland were under some useful rainfall totals after storms and general rain developed throughout the Darling Downs, Western Downs, the Maranoa and on the Central Highlands on Monday evening and Tuesday. 

And while it is bittersweet and too late for some farmers who are trying to harvest sorghum, the rain will benefit some later summer plantings and boost the moisture profile for winter plantings. 

Warra district farmer, Brendan Taylor, Broadlea, could not believe his eyes when he received 50mm in one paddock and 110mm in another paddock two kilometres apart.  

He said the paddock that received the greater fall had been bone dry, but now with a half full moisture profile, he will look to plant a cereal crop. 

“It really didn’t look like this rain was going to happen two weeks ago and those who have been under it will have some soil moisture profile to work with,” Brendan said.  

John and Julie Pratt, Tollando, situated west of Stanthorpe, received a welcome 50mm, while others in the district received between as little as 11mm to 18mm.

Mrs Pratt said the fall would freshen up the grass for the cattle and give a good moisture profile for the stone fruit trees in their orchard.

Gavin and Kirrily Iseppi, received 50mm at Leafmore, near Dalby.

Better falls were recorded around Chinchilla with Scott and Katie Lloyd, Wieambilla, situated to the south west received a hefty 100mm.

Other winners were those in the Jondaryan district with falls of up to 100mm as well, while similar falls were recorded near Jandowae.

On the Western Downs, Rebel Wormwell reported 38mm at Monivae, situated 40km west of Moonie.

In the Central Highlands Andy Cook, Coovin, Clermont, measured 64mm.

Andrew and Sonya Harvey, Kenlogan, Clermont, received 38 to 48mm, but with good rain further north it was put a run in the West Logan Creek. 

Meanwhile it is still raining in the Maranoa where falls of 20 to 40mm were widespread, with up to 100mm around Injune. 

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