Patchy storms bring joy to some

Further rain forecast for Darling Downs and Maranoa


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Darryl Duff took this photo of storms rolling into Charleville on Wednesday morning, unfortunately it only yielded a sun shower.

Darryl Duff took this photo of storms rolling into Charleville on Wednesday morning, unfortunately it only yielded a sun shower.

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All eyes were on the sky on Tuesday afternoon when a number of storms rolled through central and southern parts of the state.

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All eyes were on the sky on Tuesday afternoon when a number of storms rolled through central and southern parts of the state.

Though they were patchy by nature, some areas recorded almost 70 millimetres in one afternoon. 

Posting to the Facebook page Who Got the Rain?, many shared their joy at being under some great falls. 

Teresa Day posted that 62mm fell in two storms on Tuesday afternoon at Muldoo, Kilkivan, while Melody Rynne recorded 21mm at Jilliby, half way between Tara and Moonie.

A hail storm rolled through the Maranoa region at lunch time on Tuesday, followed by further rain later in the afternoon. 

Helen McPhee Wylie received 16mm of rain at Kenya, Dulacca, and felt the sting of the hail, while Sandra Schwennesen, Pialaway, Glenmorgan, recorded 38mm.

At Arcadia Station, 100km north of Injune, 12mm fell on Tuesday afternoon, with an additional 32mm falling overnight. 

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Gordon Banks said the official gauge at Roma Airport only picked up 6mm on Tuesday afternoon, while St George recorded nothing and around Miles only received light falls of 3 to 5mm. 

“There were some falls north of Dalby of 10 to 20mm, and east of Dalby had falls of up to 40mm, but they were sort of hit and miss,” he said.

Further storm activity was forecast for Wednesday, extending from Roma to Toowoomba, and then down to the border regions. 

Mr Banks said there was potential for further heavy falls in that region, but there would be areas in between those heavier falls that recorded very little rain.

“Over the next couple of days, we have another round of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday through much of the same area, and certainly not extending much to the area west of Roma,” he said.

“And certainly some heavier rainfall north of Roma right up to Moranbah, could see some significant rain areas developing in that area on Friday.” 

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