The rain is a welcome change for many farmers in rural regions.
The rain is a welcome change for many farmers in rural regions.

WEATHER: Rain to hit southwest Queensland after heatwave

Liquid gold is falling across southwest Queensland after a couple of days of a scorching hot heatwave.

Roma’s mercury hit 38.C1 for both Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24.

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The Maranoa town has already had some rainfall today, February 25, with 0.4mm already falling from 7.30am, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

But Charleville hit a sweltering 40C on Monday and 38.6C on Tuesday.

Charleville is yet to record any rain, but will be in for quite a bit of wet weather over the next two days.

As the temperature starts to lower, Roma is now forecast to have a 60 per cent chance of rain today, with a possible storm.

Temperatures could reach up to 33C.

As for Charleville, there will be a 95 per cent chance of showers with a possible storm during the afternoon and evening, with lingering rain into Friday, February 26.

It will be mostly sunny for both towns from the weekend onwards.

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