Maranoa residents record splashing amount of rain
RESIDENTS across the Maranoa have been delighted to see a downpour of rain recently, as Queensland begins to brace for the La Nina season coming up.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kimba Wong said 21mm was recorded last night, September 30.
And according to BOM records, St George had 18.4mm on BOM’s records by 10pm last night.
“In terms of what caused that rainfall, we had a surface trough moving through the area and an upper trough that was helping to enhance things,” Ms Wong said.
Up to 29mm was recorded west of Surat and a property south of Mitchell recorded 22mm.
This comes just after the BOM officially confirmed the upcoming La Nina season, where strong winds across the Pacific Ocean lead to increased rainfall and warmer weather along Australia’s east coast.
Maranoa residents proudly shared their rainfalls on Facebook page Who Got The Rain, and Joy Burns reported 17mm at Wallumbilla.
Anna Ahern got 25mm at a property 40km south of Roma.
And Geoff Le Fevre received even more with 30mm 90km southwest of Roma.
But the rain was felt further west as well, with Beanie Robert Mackenzie posting 13mm at a property north of Morven.
Apart from a 20 per cent chance of rain today, Thursday October 1, BOM is not predicting any more rainfall for Roma over the coming week.