Lisa Evans at Amiens had some hail fall at her property this morning.
Lisa Evans at Amiens had some hail fall at her property this morning.

Is that it?: Granite Belt wakes to rain

IT’S a sound many have forgotten - rain crashing on the roof.

That was the welcome noise that residents across the Granite Belt woke to this morning.

It certainly wasn’t drought-breaking but it was enough to buoy spirits a little.

“I heard it raining, thought how beautiful, rolled over and drifted back to sleep,” Jackie Salzke at Wallangarra said.

“Hope more is on the way. None at Inglewood but it’s looking promising,” Andrea Thackeray said.

Some residents reported that they had scattered hail.

“Hail here at Amiens this morning,” Lisa Evans said.

The Bureau of Meteorology estimate that little more than 6 millimetres fell up to 9am this morning.

Sally Rowen snapped this photo of a bit of rain this morning.
Sally Rowen snapped this photo of a bit of rain this morning.

“The hail wasn’t anything we warned for last night. Looks like that didn’t get up to large hail sizes though,” BoM’s Jess Gardner said.

“We’ve got stuff forecast for today and tomorrow. That’s because we’ve got an upper trough system moving into the area, combining with a moist atmosphere through most of eastern Queensland.

“That’s going to bring showers and storms through today and tomorrow with the bulk of activity, for the Granite Belt, mostly late this afternoon and overnight, late tonight.”

There’s a 90 per cent chance of rain tomorrow, with up to 15-20mm predicted.

“You’ll start to see your temperatures warming next week.”

Tomorrow there’s a chance for thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon.

Overnight temperatures are expected to fall to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27 degrees.

From Sunday to Wednesday there is only a 5-10 per cent chance of any rain.

A 30 per cent chance of minimal rain on Thursday.