LET IT POUR: Around 6mm of rain fell over Roma this afternoon with more forecast.
LET IT POUR: Around 6mm of rain fell over Roma this afternoon with more forecast. Molly Hancock

Wet weather sweeps over Roma

THE skies darkened and claps of thunder could be heard rumbling above when heavy rain began to fall over Roma this afternoon.

Bureau of Meteorology forecast a 40 per cent chance of rain in the late morning and afternoon when it started to rain from about 12.30pm.

Soon after, large hail stones, roughly the size of a 20 cent piece, plummeted from the sky leaving a trail of white flickers on the bitumen.

 

The size of the hailstones.
The size of the hailstones. Molly Hancock

Since BOM's last weather observation for Roma at 2.30pm, the Maranoa had received around 6mm of rain.

Currently the maximum temperature is sitting at 25.3 degrees and 62 percent humidity.

Forecast for the remaining of the week looks promising with more possible showers on the radar.

Tomorrow there is a 50 percent chance of shower in the late morning and a maximum of 34.

Thursday chances of showers and thunderstorms increase to 60 percent with Friday having a high chance of showers and top of 23 degrees.

BOM have issued a weather warning for the Maranoa, Warrego and Darling Downs area.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise that people should:

- Move your car under cover or away from trees.

- Secure loose outdoor items.

- Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

- Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.

- Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

- For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next BOM weather warning is due to be issued by 5.20 pm.

 

 

Rain fell hard and fast over Roma.
Rain fell hard and fast over Roma. Molly Hancock

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