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

Residents soak up rainfall as city hit with drenching

The Garden City was hit with at least 25mm since 9am on Saturday, with the rain being welcomed by plenty of residents.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted the wet weather to stick around until the middle of the week, with Tuesday to be particularly heavy.

“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,” meteorologist Rosa Hoff said.

A severe storm warning was issued for a large section of southeast Queensland including Toowoomba yesterday afternoon, with thunder heard over the city.

For more updates, head to www.bom.gov.au.

FOUR DAY FORECAST

Today: Shower or two, 15-25C

Tues: Shower or two, storm likely, 14-23C

Wed: Shower or two, possible storm, 16-25C

Thurs: Partly cloudy, 13-26C

Originally published as Residents soak up rainfall as city hit with drenching