Nicki Elswyk captured this photo of a storm approaching Warwick. Photo Contributed
Nicki Elswyk captured this photo of a storm approaching Warwick. Photo Contributed Contributed

RAIN RELIEF: How much rain we got right around the Downs

BEAUTIFUL rain around the Southern Downs brought a dose of relief to residents in many corners of the region, with widespread showers over the past 24 hours.

Since 9am yesterday, Warwick collected 13mm of rain and a plentiful 29mm fell at Leslie Dam.

The storms came at a critical time for some.

On social media, an outpouring of gratitude was to be seen.

The chance to play in the rain has been rare for 8-month-old Macy Atkinson from Warwick. So when the heavens open up she and her mother Kelly Atkinson head out to the park and soak up the wet weather.
The chance to play in the rain has been rare for Warwick toddler Macy Atkinson. Marian Faa

"Was very welcomed. Keep it coming.... need more rain," Beck Winderlich wrote.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Nicholas Shera said the bulk of the rain had passed but there was a 70 per cent chance of showers in Warwick this afternoon.

Temperatures are expected to reach a top of about 30 degrees.

Rainfall totals since 9am Sunday, March 17

  • Warwick: 13mm
  • Warwick (Scots College): 11mm
  • Leslie Dam: 29mm
  • Allora: 2mm
  • Glengallan Creek: 18mm
  • Goomburra: 23mm
  • Bony Mountain: 16mm
  • Karara: 14mm
  • Upper Dalrymple Creek: 20mm
  • Queen Mary Falls: 7mm
  • Emu Vale: 10mm
  • Murrays Bridge: 8mm
  • Yangan: 4mm
  • Elbow Valley: 8mm
  • Killarney: 6mm
  • Cherrabah: 1mm
  • Connolly Dam: 4mm
  • Dalveen: 1mm
  • Storm King Dam: 2mm
  • Campbell's Gully: 10mm