121-year-old rainfall record is shattered
DALBY has recorded its wettest October ever, and there’s still six days left in the month.
The town has received 184mm to date, beating out the former high of 169mm which was set in October of 1897.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Adam Blazak said BOM has recorded rainfall in Dalby since 1870, though data collection methods weren’t as accurate before 1960.
“It’s the most rain that has ever fallen in Dalby since we began recording,” Mr Blazak said.
“The interesting thing about the system which drenched the area on the weekend was the speed in which the rain fell... Toowoomba airport received 22mm in 10 minutes.”
Bodies of water were lying around town for multiple days, while the Edward Street was also closed due to flooding.
Since the weekend downpour Dalby has only received minimal rainfall, with a dry weekend forecast.
OVERFLOWING: Water goes over the Edward Street weir.