CLOSED: Water cascades over the Edward St Weir.
CLOSED: Water cascades over the Edward St Weir. Will Hunter

Heavy rain closes Dalby roads, events postponed

FRIDAY, 4PM: More events across the Western Downs have been cancelled as rain continues to fall.

Sunday's Biggest Morning Tea at Jimbour House has been cancelled, with no new date scheduled.

The Dalby Wheatmen have announced teenage rugby union is cancelled.

About 76mm has fallen since 11am Thursday.

FRIDAY, 1.30PM: Western Downs Regional Council has closed Edward St Weir as rain continues to pour across Dalby.

Water is building in streets across town, with weather predicted to persist into the afternoon.

Kaimkillenbun Trail Bike has been postponed to May 16 and 17 due to the weather.

The Jondaryan Woolshed Classic has been cancelled for today, but will still go ahead Saturday and Sunday.

Nearly 70mm of rain has fallen in Dalby since 11am yesterday.

Queensland Police Service has reminded residents to avoid flooded areas.

To check for any road closures across the Western Downs, head to the Traffic and Travel Information website.

FRIDAY, 9AM: Heavy rain is predicted across the Western Downs for the remainder of today.

The Bureau of Meteorology severe weather warning for the region is still active as rain pours down across Dalby.

According to BOM, approximately 45mm has fallen since 11am yesterday.

A strong upper trough will move east into the southeastern interior of Queensland today.

It will move off the southern coast tomorrow.

A flood watch remains active for the Darling Downs Maranoa and Warrego forecast districts.

The next warning is due to be issued at 10.55am.

THURSDAY, 1PM: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Dalby and the Darling Downs.  

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected tomorrow.  

More than 150mm of rain is likely over inland parts of Queensland during the next 24 hours.  

The heavy rain areas should move southeast during Friday, gradually clearing the Gold Coast on Saturday morning.

 The Darling Downs, Maranoa and Warrego forecast districts are currently on flood watch.  

Warnings are available through TV and radio broadcasts and www.bom.gov.au.  

BOM will issue the next warning by 5:30 pm.


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