LIQUID GOLD: Western Downs could see August’s rainfall drop in one day. Pic: Peta McEachern
LIQUID GOLD: Western Downs could see August’s rainfall drop in one day. Pic: Peta McEachern

Monthly rainfall average to hit Chinchilla in just one day

The Western Downs is in for a soaking as a surface trough moves east from western Queensland today, bringing thunderstorms and rain that's expected to smash August's total monthly rainfall average.

The system is inching closer the Southeast Queensland, although Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rosa Hoff said it was likely to hit the Western Downs region late Friday morning.

"We will see a lot of showers with the rain band as it moves from the west the east," Ms Hoff said.

"If there is widespread rain with the system, we could see August's monthly rainfall fall in one day."

Chinchilla, Dalby, and Western Downs surrounds can expect up to 20mm as the storm sweeps across the region.

"Totals could be 10mm to 15mm, some areas are likely to see 20mm," Ms Hoff said.

There is the possibility of severe thunderstorms and Ms Hoff said the community should keep an eye out for weather warnings.

"There's a good chance of thunder and severe activity; damaging winds, heavy falls … and potential small hail," she said.


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