Chael French jumps in a puddle near Victoria St as steady rain falls across Toowoomba, Saturday, October 24, 2020. Picture: Kevin Farmer
Chael French jumps in a puddle near Victoria St as steady rain falls across Toowoomba, Saturday, October 24, 2020. Picture: Kevin Farmer

Rain to continue as Toowoomba enjoys much-needed drink

Toowoomba has enjoyed about 13mm of rain in the past 36 hours, including nearly 10mm since 9am Saturday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

BOM meteorologist Rosa Hoff said Toowoomba could expect to see the grey clouds well into next week.

“It’s not as fleeting as you might expect — Toowoomba is on the eastern fringe of a main band of showers, but tomorrow we’re expecting between 15-20mm in Toowoomba, and that will hang around for a couple more days,” she said.

“Tuesday will be a fairly damp day, we’re forecasting between 15-26mm then.”

Ms Hoff said there was also a small chance of thunderstorms tomorrow, with the likelihood increasing out west.

“We’re not expecting winds to exceed about 30km an hour,” she said.

“Severe thunderstorms are possible in the Darling Downs and severe thunderstorms are likely in Goondiwindi.

“They’re likely to have damaging winds and we could see some large hail.”

Weather To Watch: WATCH: A major rain and storm event is heading to eastern Australia. Sky News Chief Meteorologist Tom Saunders explains.
Weather To Watch: WATCH: A major rain and storm event is heading to eastern Australia. Sky News Chief Meteorologist Tom Saunders explains.

FOUR DAY FORECAST

Sunday: Showers, possible storms, 17-26C

Monday: Shower or two, 15-24C

Tuesday: Shower, possible storm, 14-22C

Wednesday: Shower or two, 14-23C

Originally published as Rain to continue as Toowoomba enjoys much-needed drink