Scattered rain for some in western Queensland

Parts of western Queensland get scattered rain

A band of rain moves towards Longreach.

A band of rain moves towards Longreach.


As much as 70mm fell between Longreach and Windorah.


Scattered parts of western Queensland have had more than 70mm of rain after a large band swept across the state on Wednesday morning. 

Noonbah Station, south west of Longreach near Stonehenge, had about 55mm of rain while some properties closer to Windorah had as much as 73mm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

"The rain band started coming in last night and developed earlier this morning," duty forecaster Lachlan Stoney said. 

"We did see some small rainfall totals out in the channel country - about 5mm in Birdsville."

Other areas between Longreach and Charleville recorded as much as 40mm of rain, although Charleville itself only had a small downpour, the weather bureau said. 

Some roads near Longreach were closed on Wednesday morning due to the wet conditions, including routes between Isisford and Emmett, the Isisford-Barcaldine road, the Isisford-Yaraka River road, the Isisford-Blackall River road, the Yaraka-Bimerah road, the Longreach-Tocal road and the Tocal-Jundah road.

The Longreach-Silsoe road was open only to 4WD vehicles, with the Longreach Regional Council urging travellers to check the council website for up to date road information.

The story Scattered rain for some in western Queensland first appeared on Queensland Country Life.


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