Glorious rain over parts of Qld

Widespread rain across some of the state gives producers hope


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The weekend rain system delivered 80mm just south of Toowoomba at Whopeminn, Upper Flagstone.  Picture Jane Lowe.

The weekend rain system delivered 80mm just south of Toowoomba at Whopeminn, Upper Flagstone. Picture Jane Lowe.

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Thunderstorms predicted for the remainder of the week according to BoM.

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A line of thunderstorms across Queensland on Friday afternoon and over the weekend have left many producers in southern and central Queensland smiling. 

Some of the big winners of the weekend rain included the Goondiwindi district receiving up to 184 millimetres while Gayndah district has received to 150mm of rain.

There are reports of up to 130mm near Oakey while the Crows Nest district enjoyed 120mm.

The towns of Toowoomba and Warwick have received an average of 100mm.

Paula Craig at Cranley on Toowoomba's western outskirt reported 109mm since Friday afternoon. 

Peter Bredhauer, Cottonwood Park, Cambooya, only received 40mm over the weekend. This fall gave him his best rain since October last year.

"I still need another 100 to 120 mm to give me some sub soil moisture," Mr Bredhauer said.   

Kirrily Johnson-Iseppi received a total of 92mm at Leafmore, Dalby-Cecil Plains Road, near Dalby, as well.

In central Queensland, Mac Shann, Cantaur Park, Clermont, reported on Who Got the Rain Facebook page he had received between 85 to 90mm falling into dams that have not had water in them for two and a half years.  

Elders agronomist, Jordan McDonald, Dalby, said the recent rain has certainly made a difference to farmers.

"We will start to see the sub-soil moisture start to build," he said. 

"It will help the late sorghum and cotton planted on in southern Queensland."

He said clients are ordering seed to plant oats of the back of these rainfalls to have available for livestock.

"Another 100mm to 120mm is needed to plant winter crops," Jordan said.  

On Monday, the Bureau of Meteorology, has again predicted more storms for south east Queensland, central inland Queensland and north eastern NSW.

In north Queensland, Cyclone Trevor was officially named at 5am on Monday morning as a tropical low in the Coral Sea intensified overnight into the Category 1 system.

Trevor is expected to move west-southwest today before strengthening and making landfall near Lockhart River late Tuesday as a Category 2 system.

Bureau of Meteorology Weather Services Manager, Dr Richard Wardle, said the system will continue to move west-southwest and is expected to move into the Gulf of Carpentaria by mid-week.

"It is too soon to predict exactly how the system will progress, but models suggest the system may linger in the Gulf until the end of the week."

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