MAP: Road closures in Western Queensland after rain

12.30am: A NUMBER of roads in Central West Queensland are closed after the region received heavy rain overnight.

The Bureau of Meteorology website shows Barcaldine has recorded 53mm since 9am today, while Longreach had 58.3mm up until 9am and another 1.8mm until noon.

Below is a map showing a number of roads in the region closed, according to 131940.qld.gov.au.

 

 

 

8am: JUNE appears to be the month of breaking weather records for 2016 with Longreach the latest to break a record.

Last week, eight Queensland towns broke their maximum temperature records for June.

READ HERE: Eight Queensland towns break their maximum June temperatures

This morning, Longreach has broken its rain record for the winter month.

A radar image from Weatherzone showing rain clouds over Longreach
A radar image from Weatherzone showing rain clouds over Longreach

 

Higgins Storm Chasers posted about the record breaking event at 7am today:  "(Longreach has had) 54mm since 9am breaks their 51mm record from 2005."

"Showers and storms have continued all night and are still active this morning between Winton and Blackall. Reports of more than 75mm are coming out of the area locally around Longreach, while Ilfracombe has picked up another 27mm. This is the 3rd lot of rain in 11 days now."

Ben Causer posted this image on Higgins Storm Chasers' Facebook wall of the storm front at Longreach
Ben Causer posted this image on Higgins Storm Chasers' Facebook wall of the storm front at Longreach

Chinchilla man who lost job turned to dealing drugs

Premium Content Chinchilla man who lost job turned to dealing drugs

CHINCHILLA court heard a man who was struggling to support himself turned to...

Policeman shot in line duty tells his story in Dalby

Premium Content Policeman shot in line duty tells his story in Dalby

A QUEENSLAND police senior sergeant who survived being shot in the face and...

BREAKING: Injuries after fall from Western Downs workplace

Premium Content BREAKING: Injuries after fall from Western Downs workplace

A PATIENT is being hospitalised after a workplace fall on the Western Downs. MORE...