RELIEF: Dalby has received 8.6mm of much-needed rain.
RELIEF: Dalby has received 8.6mm of much-needed rain. Bianca Hrovat

Town relishes first significant rainfall in two months

THE town is relishing two days of rain after a completely rainless July.

In the last 48 hours, Dalby has received 8.6mm of rain.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Livio Regano told the Dalby Herald while the rain was "barely enough to settle the dust in the rain gauge”, it was still a significant increase from previous months.

"There's only been one other incidence in the month of August that it's rained,” Mr Regano said.

"That was on the second and it was only 0.8mm, which is barely dew.”

Mr Regano said the 8.6mm came from a single shower two afternoons ago.

Dalby suffered through a bone dry month prior to the rain over the last two days.

"July was completely dry,” Mr Regano said.

"Monday the eight of July 0.2mm was recorded and you can easily get that from dew.”

The rain, however, hasn't been drought-busting despite being a welcome relief from the dryness of last month.

The southwest is still being gripped by a drought, according to Mr Regano.

"In the Southern Downs in particularly, many places have had a record dry winter,” he said.

"We've still got a couple of days to go. Maybe this afternoon could kill it, there could be storms this afternoon.

"The Southern Downs has had an unprecedented drought.”


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