Upper level trough breaks Isa record

Due to an upper level trough, rainfall pounded the North West and broke the highest daily record in Mount Isa on Saturday.

Recorded in 1998, Mount Isa received 40mm, but the 24-hour record was smashed after receiving 61mm.

The rainfall continued throughout Sunday, slowly lightening to drizzling conditions.

The accumulated rainfall for the weekend (48-hours) saw Mount Isa receive 69.2mm, Cloncurry 5.8mm, Camooweal 48.8mm, Lake Julius 17mm and Bedourie 28.8mm.

A TAD WET: Mount Isa recorded 61mm on Saturday breaking the highest daily record of 40mm in 1998. Photo: Samantha Walton.

A TAD WET: Mount Isa recorded 61mm on Saturday breaking the highest daily record of 40mm in 1998. Photo: Samantha Walton.

Further down south received rain earlier in the week with Boulia receiving 29.8mm on Thursday and Friday.

Urandangi also broke a record for its September highest daily receiving 30.4mm on Thursday. This was then followed by another 18.2mm on Friday.

This week’s forecast shows Mount Isa receiving more rain on Tuesday September 20 with a 90 per cent chance of 15-25mm. Wednesday could see an early shower or two with a 70 per cent chance of one to four millimeters. 

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