Severe thunderstorms deliver much needed rain across the south east

Severe thunderstorms aren't breaking the drought but delivering hope to some

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2019 storm season hits parts of south east Queensland.

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Carole Colenso, Loch Lomond, near Killarney received 88 millimetres of rain filling six dams on her Killarney. Picture supplied.

Carole Colenso, Loch Lomond, near Killarney received 88 millimetres of rain filling six dams on her Killarney. Picture supplied.

A band of serious thunderstorms delivered much needed rain across south east Queensland on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

The storm delivered rain at Killarney, Warwick and Applethorpe, before heading north-east down the escarpment and dropping over the Lockyer Valley then delivering up to 130mm in just over an hour in Brisbane.

Some of the falls recorded in the dust and drought stricken areas outside Brisbane, reported on the Who Got The Rain Facebook page, include 88 millimetres falling a at Loch Lomond near Killarney, posted by Carole Colenso.

Another report posted said the town of Killarney received 81mm.

Peter Lindores who lives on Melrose Station, on Killarney's outskirts, confirmed to Queensland Country Life, he also fared well receiving 63mm.

Kym Evans who lives south of Grantham was under a lovely fall of 90mm. She said her farm dams went from empty to full during the downpour.

In true farming style, the 70mm received at 9Dorf Farm at Flagstone Creek, in the Lockey Valley, gave the farm plenty to celebrate, but it also bought some mayhem and destruction.

At Warwick, Andy Altman, Rockwood Station, near Leslie Dam, recorded 29mm with nearby Sandy Creek flowing back into the dam.

Warwick resident Roslyn Hart said she had lots of lightning, thunder, wind and heavy rain and finished with 35 mm.

Other areas receiving around the 20 to 30mm mark include Kilkivan, Goomeri, and Widgee.

The Bureau of Meteorology are predicting more severe storms for parts of south east Queensland with damaging winds, hail and heavy rainfall on Thursday evening.

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