Balmoral Cycling Club member Dean Winchester rides on Yangan Rd in the Queensland Road Championships.
Balmoral Cycling Club member Dean Winchester rides on Yangan Rd in the Queensland Road Championships. Gerard Walsh

Sun comes out after drenching

RAINFALL of about 30mm has boosted Southern Downs primary producers’ hopes for a wet spring.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Michael Knepp said about 30mm of rain fell over much of the Southern Downs and Granite Belt on Saturday.

The rain stopped mid-afternoon before some light rain early in the evening.

The official Warwick recording was 28mm and Stanthorpe had 26mm, however some residents of Warwick recorded 30mm and 33mm.

Mr Knepp said the Bureau predicted a fine week except for some showers and thunderstorms tomorrow.

“It will be fine Monday and after Tuesday, pretty much fine with south-easterly winds,” he said.

“There will be showers on the coast later in the week but they won’t reach west of the Great Dividing Range.”

It was a wet start to the Queensland Road Cycling Championships in the Swan Creek, Freestone and Warwick areas at the weekend.

But bad weather rarely stops cyclists.

One rider came off his bike on the corner of East St and Yangan Rd at 1.15pm on Saturday.

He was taken by the Queensland Ambulance Service to Warwick Hospital with a suspected broken arm.



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