August welcomes rain to the Maranoa for first time
THE dampened spirits of the Maranoa were lifted slightly this week when some much needed rain hit the region.
Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology Livio Regano said August is always the driest month on average in the Maranoa.
"So far, this month Roma has received only 1mm of rain,” Mr Regano said.
Mitchell and Surat have fared slightly better, receiving 8.6mm and 3mm so far this month, most of which came through on Wednesday morning.
Eight-year-old Lacey Partington was excited for the brief rainfall Wednesday brought, giving her the chance to buy a big umbrella which at one stage seemed a novelty.
"I do love playing in the rain and puddles,” she said.
"But we need more, lots of rain would break the drought and grandad's cows would have grass to eat.”
Receiving minimal rainfall in Roma for the month of August is not uncommon, with 2013 being the worst year on record.
"That year Roma received absolutely no rain in the month of August, which was the same across the board for Mitchell and Surat.”
With no expected rainfall on the horizon, Mr Regano said September won't likely bring any better news.
"For the next seven days, every single day has a 0% chance of rainfall,” he said.
"September is generally almost as dry, while October tends to double the average rainfall from the previous months.”