Storm strikes Scenic Rim but offers little relief

There was some action in the skies above the Scenic Rim on Saturday night with a storm rolling through but it brought very little rain.

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said the storm hit Beaudesert about 10pm and by 10.30pm just 2mm of rain had fallen.

He said additional sprinkles saw the Drumley Street gauge reach 2.2mm by 2.30am which was the total amount of rainfall for the 24 hour period.

The 2.2mm of rain which fell from 9am on Saturday to 9am on Sunday took the total rainfall for the first 10 days of February to 15.2mm.

Unfortunately, the Bureau of Meteorology does not have a gauge at Boonah, so data for the area is not available.

At Canungra 1.4mm was received on Saturday and 0.6mm on Sunday for a 2mm total.

The Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said the storm was caused by a fairly active trough system which could be found over inland parts of Queensland on Saturday from Longreach to Emerald and down to Toowoomba.

He said the storms started in the Maranoa region near Roma and St George before moving east and arriving at the eastern Darling Downs and spilling to the south-east before weakening as they moved closer to the coast.

The same system was responsible for the storms which hit the Wide Bay, Central Highlands, central Coast and Capricornia regions yesterday.