It has been a hot start to October for Mount Isa residents, but shortly after 12pm on Saturday, the rain arrived.
Half an hour later, thunder could be heard and the rain intensified.
This was the first major fall for the town since July and a total of 14.4mm had been recorded by 12.30pm.
It was forecast to reach 37 degrees today and a 70 per cent chance of showers was predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology.
It’s finally raining in Mount Isa. pic.twitter.com/IKOuY3dffa— Melody Labinsky (@MelodyLabinsky) October 7, 2017
A number of sporting and community event were set to be held tonight in Mount Isa and The North West Star will let you know of any changes.
We’ll also provide an update on how much rain was received across the North West.