Cyclone Kimi didn't make landfall before it was downgraded to a tropical low this morning.
Rainfall more akin to some of the totals being posted in Queensland's north was experienced around Toowoomba on Wednesday afternoon.
Landholders are hoping that severe rainfall deficiencies can be turned around by the La Nina weather event.
The La Nina event had failed to get the summer wet season started in the tropics until it got help from the Madden Julian Oscillation.
UPDATED: Tornado associated with a vigorous cold front has caused significant damage in the Victorian town of Horsham.
The Bureau of Meteorology's latest mapping shows good rain is on its way for at least some parts of Queensland.
It may not feel like with the heatwave on the way for much of the country over the next week but the La Nina weather event is strengthening.