Re­lief as needed rain­fall fi­nally ar­rives

Chinchilla News - - NEWS -

YES­TER­DAY’S rain pro­vided great respite for res­i­dents and farm­ers alike, but it is likely the only sig­nif­i­cant falls the Western Downs will re­ceive in the com­ing weeks.

Chin­chilla wel­comed good rain­fall overnight Tues­day and it con­tin­ued into Wed­nes­day, nour­ish­ing many parks and gar­dens that were be­gin­ning to suf­fer af­ter a very dry start to win­ter.

Michael Kneep, from the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy, said an un­cer­tain weather sys­tem could lead to more rain next week.

“There is a pos­si­ble weather sys­tem but it is un­cer­tain,” he said.

“There could be a higher chance of rain at the end of the week­end and into early next week.

“There is po­ten­tial there (for rain), but it is too far out to tell.”

Chin­chilla had re­ceived 11mm of rain­fall be­fore noon Wed­nes­day, with fur­ther rain­fall ex­pected in the af­ter­noon.

In other parts of the Western Downs, Ta­room was a great ben­e­fi­ciary of the rain, re­ceiv­ing 28mm by noon.

Rain­fall in the Western Downs re­gion to noon Wed­nes­day Dalby: Miles: Chin­chilla: Ta­room: Con­damine: Bri­ga­low:

■ 5mm

■ 12mm

■ 11mm

■ 28mm

■ 7mm

■ 14mm Rain­fall fig­ures are ac­cord­ing to BOM.

SPLASH: The gut­ters were full of wa­ter yes­ter­day.

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