Much needed downpour for Western Downs: Storm clouds over Chinchilla Thursday night.
Much needed downpour for Western Downs: Storm clouds over Chinchilla Thursday night.

Parts of the region recieve 154mm overnight, more on the way

PROPERTY owners across the Western Downs have been counting their blessings after Mother Nature delivered up to 154mm over parts of the region with forecasters announcing more on the way.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed Friday morning that Dalby and surrounding areas will continue to see parts of the thunderstorm both Friday and Saturday before storms ease off Sunday morning.

Dalby will remain a high level of interest for the Bureau of Meteorology as the front moves further east Saturday.

Many Dalby residents rejoiced, with some standing proudly in their front yard as the storm front hit. Dalby had only received a total of 19.6 mm of rain throughout the last three months.

As for surrounding areas, they didn't miss out on the fun with Chinchilla getting between 20 - 60mm of rain. Jandowae receiving 102mm while Taroom received between 15 to 50mm.

While the biggest recorded drop was 154mm in Broadmere, which is 36km North West of Taroom.

Dalby is expected to receive at least another 20-30mm over Saturday before conditions begin to clear on Sunday.

Forecasters have told Western Downs locals to soak up the coming days with skies set to clear by Monday and dry weather to return next week.


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