PLAYING IN THE RAIN: Warwick Cowboys pair Josh Ryan and Michael Pearson tackle against Highfields on a wet Warwick Sunday.
PLAYING IN THE RAIN: Warwick Cowboys pair Josh Ryan and Michael Pearson tackle against Highfields on a wet Warwick Sunday. Gerard Walsh

Rain affects weekend events

SOUTHERN Downs residents woke to the sound of heavy rain on their roofs yesterday morning, with widespread falls recorded across the region.

Despite a severe thunderstorm warning, the Southern Downs missed the worst of the falls which drenched Toowoomba with 60mm of rain and brought down powerlines at Pittsworth.

The rain led to the cancellation of a number of events and early finishes across the region yesterday including the Darling Downs inter-district netball games, the Queensland Super Sprint B Series at Morgan Park, the Warwick Cricket grand finals and the Warwick Wolves football games against Tenterfield.

A number of roads across the Southern Downs region remained closed at the time the Daily News went to print last night including Park Rd at The Weir in Warwick, which was still under water.

Official Bureau of Meteorology rainfall totals from 9am-3pm yesterday included:

  •  Warwick - 8.6mm
  •  Allora - 9mm
  •  Goomburra - 18mm
  •  Emu Vale - 7mm
  •  Leyburn - 15mm
  •  Killarney - 2mm
  •  Yangan - 6mm
  •  Bony Mountain - 8mm.


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