Relief as needed rainfall finally arrives
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:
■ 14mm Rainfall figures are according to BOM.
SPLASH: The gutters were full of water yesterday.