Heavy rain and hail causes flooding on the streets of Warwick. Photo Ben Wilmott / Warwick Daily News
Heavy rain and hail causes flooding on the streets of Warwick. Photo Ben Wilmott / Warwick Daily News Ben Wilmott

Worst of weather over for Warwick

SEVERE weather warnings amounted to a slight drizzle last night, with Warwick catching the light end of heavy rainfalls.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Gordon Banks said the heaviest rainfall was forecast for east of Warwick, especially around the Border Ranges to the west of Coolangatta.

"They’re forecast to receive 200mm and are likely to get a couple of hundred more," he said.

Warwick was on the cusp of the sharp boundary to the eastern edge of the storm.

"Warwick had 8.8mm in the last 24 hours to 9am," Mr Banks said.

"But Oakington, neart Spicer's Peak had 40mm."

Mr Banks said conditions were due to clear up for the rest of the day.

"It will all be over soon," he said.

"You’re probably going to seen conditions improve throughout the day."

He said the severe weather warning released yesterday went from Hervey Bay, to Toowoomba, with Warwick on the edge.

"Over the next few hours Warwick will be removed from the area," Mr Banks said.

There is still a slight chance of a small thunderstorm this afternoon.

"There’s a chance Warwick will see more showers and storms come through, but they will be fairly short-lived," Mr Banks said.

"They might occur at 2pm or 3pm when we get a westerly wind change."

Mr Banks said tomorrow will be cloudy, and Warwick can expect sunshine and dry conditions for the new week.



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