The rain is a welcome change for many farmers in rural regions.
The rain is a welcome change for many farmers in rural regions.

How much rain Southwest Queensland could receive

Southwest Queensland only received a drizzle of rain compared to other areas of the state, Roma and Charleville could be in for a bit more liquid gold in the new year.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Roma has a 60 per cent chance of rain today, Wednesday 30 December, with a chance of a thunderstorm.

And while the temperature is only expected to hit 31C, it’s expected to warm up in the coming week.

While December 31 to January 2 will only be partly cloudy, temperatures are expected to rise to up to 35C.

The new year will bring a slight chance of showers for Roma from January 3 to 5, with up to 25mm of rain expected for Tuesday.

But Charleville is expected to receive more wet weather and higher temperatures than Roma with a 50 per cent chance of rain and possible storms today, December 30.

And while the sun is expected to come out over Thursday and Friday, the next few days could lead to a bit of rain.

With temperatures up to 37C, Charleville could expect 8mm of rain on January 4.

The next day will have even more of a downpour with up to 25mm expected to hit town on January 5.

BOM currently has a minor flood warning for the Paroo, Bulloo, and Barcoo Rivers.

This is only light compared to other parts of Queensland, with Brisbane expecting possible rain every day for the next week, and Townsville being hit with heavy showers.


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