Roma and the Maranoa region missed out on most of the rain over the weekend.
Roma and the Maranoa region missed out on most of the rain over the weekend. Contributed

Roma misses out on south-west storm front

IT WAS an extensive area of rain through south-west Queensland, but Roma and the Maranoa region seemed to miss out on the chance for much-needed rainfall.

Roma only received a total of 19mm over the weekend, while areas out further West were doused with more than 100mm.

Charleville broke a June record with 80mm over the weekend, while Wansey Downs received a whopping 119mm of rain.

A spokesperson from the Bureau of Meteorology said the storm resulted from an upper level trough that moved through Queensland from the West.

“The trough moved up from the Bight and proceeded to move further east to the coast,” the spokesperson said.

“It was an extensive area of rain, but it fell in indiscriminate areas across the region. Most of the rainfall fell out further west, as indicated by estimations.”

No flood warnings were called for Roma or the major surrounding districts, but minor flood warnings remain for parts of the Wallam and Mungallala Creeks.

Areas including the Georgina and Diamantina Rivers, Cooper Creek, Bulloo, Paroo, Warrego, Balonne, Moonie and Border Rivers were placed under Flood Watch on Friday.

“The weather has already moved well out into the east coast and the ocean,” the spokesperson from BOM stated.

“What we can expect is a cooler change to the Maranoa in light of the storm, with cooler nights and days predicted for this week.

“There may also be the chance of some cloud and light rain developing over the week.”


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