WELCOME RAIN: Falls of up to 30mm were reported on Thursday night on the Granite Belt.
WELCOME RAIN: Falls of up to 30mm were reported on Thursday night on the Granite Belt.

Widespread rain triggers mudslide on Granite Belt

PARTS of the Southern Downs have received nearly half a month’s worth of rainfall in one day, triggering a mudslide at Girraween National Park.

Falls of between 20mm and 30mm were recorded around the Granite Belt on Thursday night, while 9mm fell in Warwick.

27mm was recorded in Stanthorpe, while on the border 30mm fell at Wallangarra.

The rain caused a small mudslide on the New England Hwy, 800m from the Girraween National Park turnoff in the early hours of yesterday morning.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Amiens Knob was the wettest place in Queensland with 31mm falling in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday.

Forecaster Nicholas Shera said there was a chance of more rain next week.

“It’s too early to say how much at this stage,” he said.

“At the moment we’re just looking at a few showers.”

The wet weather is expected to give way to clear, cool conditions for the weekend.

Mr Shera said Sunday morning would start a run of cool mornings.

“Each night will get colder,” he said.

“We’re looking at fairly widespread frost on Monday morning.”



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