Winter rainfall relief
Where the rain fell in Central Queensland farming areas
RAIN has finally fallen in some areas of Central Queensland.
Beau Surawski was one lucky farmer who received a soaking of 32mm on his 1618ha property west of Theodore.
“It was great to see the rain come down,” he said.
“There were a lot of opinions on whether we were going to get it or how much we would get.
“We got half an inch of rain in the first week of May but before that the last significant rainfall was March.”
Mr Surawski said the rain came at a good time.
“Our house water supply was starting to get a bit low,” he said.
“Our tanks aren’t full but the supply is definitely healthier than it was.”
The rain continued to fall in the area until Monday.
“We only received another 2mm on Saturday and missed out on the rest,” he said.
“But there is definitely more of a green tinge in the grass now.”
Mr Surawski said he and his wife Renee were making plans now the rain had come.
“It’s already given us the opportunity to purchase some more cattle,” he said.
“We’ve even started to think about planting crops.
“It’s certainly showed us that it still rains in the region.”
Annabelle Ford from the Bureau of Meteorology said the wet weather was caused by an upper trough that created a cloud band.
“The general area that received fairly high falls was between Taroom and Springsure,” she said.
“Some of the highest falls were recorded in Ghinghinda (southwest of Theodore), they received 81mm.
“We also saw areas such as Rollesten receive between 30 and 40mm.”
With rain expecting to clear this week, Ms Ford said a cool change would start to roll in.
“It’ll start drying out by the end of the week,” she said.
“Once the rain is gone, we will see the cooler dry air coming through.”
Unfortunately, western areas such as Longreach weren’t as lucky to receive a downpour.
WELCOME RAINFALL: Beau Surawski received 32mm of rain. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED
❝given It’s already us the opportunity to purchase some more cattle. — Beau Surawski