RAIN FINALLY FALLS: Yesterday's rain was a welcomed change for many residents in the Southern Downs.
RAIN FINALLY FALLS: Yesterday's rain was a welcomed change for many residents in the Southern Downs. Matthew Purcell

HOORAY! Warwick receives best rainfall in a year

HUEY finally decided to send it down yesterday as Warwick received its best rainfall since since March 2018.

The downpour across the Southern Downs was welcomed with open arms as many towns across the region enjoyed a fair soaking.

Weatherzone meteorologist Craig McIntosh said a station in Warwick recorded 40mm since 9am yesterday.

"Warwick had a very healthy amount of rainfall,” Mr McIntosh said.

"Not only did you get half of the March average in one day but it was the most rainfall since more than a year ago when you got 46.6mm on March 6, 2018.”

Mr McIntosh said half of the rain fell in a short window, between 4pm to 4.30pm yesterday.

"Obviously the rain is very welcomed,” Mr McIntosh said.

"It will definitely go some way to helping the areas deficiencies but it is not going to fix them.

"You would need a couple 100mm to do that.

"In saying that, you wouldn't give up that rain for the world.”

Mr McIntosh said Warwick residents could expect similar weather over the weekend with showers and storms expected.

"The next few days should continue to help quench the ground,” Mr McIntosh said.

"Today you might get anywhere between 3mm to 8mm but tomorrow looks pretty wet.

"You could get anything from 10mm to 30mm of rainfall on Sunday - possibly even more if there are multiple thunderstorms.”

How much rain did you get at your place? Let us know in the comments.



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