Southern Downs residents are ready for their next walk to the rain gauge.
Southern Downs residents are ready for their next walk to the rain gauge. Gerard Walsh

There was 5mm to 16mm in wet change, who were the luckiest

WARWICK and Stanthorpe primary producers aren't celebrating after between 5mm and 16mm rain fell in the area on Saturday.

The highest fall was 16mm at Yangan, 12mm at The Head, 11mm at Allora, Spring Creek and Freestone, 10mm at Wheatvale and Bony Mountain, 7mm at Dalveen, 6mm at Stanthorpe and Greymare, 5.4mm at the Warwick Automatic Weather Station at The Hermitage.

Wheatvale farmer Chris Cantwell said the rain freshened up oats but largely "settled the dust”

"Sometimes a change like this with a bit of rain is followed by changes with more rain,” he said.

"We need 50mm and another 50mm a week later.

"The rain which fell on Saturday will be gone after a couple of windy days.”

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Lachlan Stoney said Saturday's rain was the last for some time.

"We can't see any rain in the next seven days,” he said.

"The change that came through Saturday night had stable and very dry air.

"Temperatures were down to two degrees at Applethorpe on Sunday. There will be the possibility of frosts this week, once under four degrees, we start thinking about frosts.”


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