HARD TO SEE: Vision was hard to come by on Fitzroy St as cars braved the tough conditions.
HARD TO SEE: Vision was hard to come by on Fitzroy St as cars braved the tough conditions. Sean Teuma

Warwick experiences biggest rainfall since March

FOR those begging for rain, their prayers were finally answered yesterday, as the heavens opened across the Rose City.

On many occasions, Warwick has simply watched on as neighbouring towns received much-needed rainfall, but yesterday was Warwick's turn.

Throughout the day Warwick experienced two minor passages of rain, before the main event just prior to 5pm.

A surge of 13.2mm fell between 4.43pm and 5pm, as wind gusts reached a top of 70km/h.

That took the total to 22.8mm for the day, and had residents scratching their heads to think of the last time we had been so lucky.

The downpour was the largest in Warwick since March last year, when 67mm fell on the final day of the month.

To the south, Stanthorpe received 19mm of rain for the day.

The good news for farmers and those requiring rain may be short-lived however, with forecasts for the week ahead not susceptible to further downpours.

The possibility of storms is around for Thursday and Friday, however they aren't predicted to net more than 1mm of rain each.

Temperatures will begin to rise into the mid 30s from Saturday onwards, with consecutive days of 36 degree maximums forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

The fall of almost 23mm gets Warwick off to a good start for the month, with January on average receiving 85.3mm of rain.



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