Cell hits Cloncurry |Video

Cell hits Cloncurry |Video


Multimedia
Aa

Cloncurry received 35 millimetres in less than an hour on Sunday due to an unexpected rain cell.

Aa

Cloncurry received 35 millimetres in less than an hour on Sunday due to an unexpected rain cell.

The cell developed south of Cloncurry about 3pm and hit the town with strong winds and heavy rain around 4.30pm.

The storm only lasted 45 minutes before returning to bright blue skies.

This was the second severe storm to hit Cloncurry in the last month, but not as intense as January 31 that brought down 21 trees.

The storm caused some damage, blowing over shade sales at the local PCYC and causing electrical damage to the MultiSkill Centre.

The outdoor area at the PCYC is closed off to the public until the Cloncurry Shire Council can clean up and make repairs.

The MultiSkill Centre is temporarily closed until the damage is repaired.

MultiSkill Centre damage to power box.

MultiSkill Centre damage to power box.

Julia Creek was the only other north west location that received rain in the last 24 hours, recording 8.8 millimetres.

Looking ahead for the rest of the week, sunny conditions are forecast for the north west region expecting a top of 40 degrees on Thursday.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday could see a possible shower, reaching a top of 39 degrees.

Aa

From the front page

Sponsored by