Kimberley-Aileen Minchington shared this photo of ankle-deep water in the yard of her Toowoomba home.
Kimberley-Aileen Minchington shared this photo of ankle-deep water in the yard of her Toowoomba home. Kimberley-Aileen Minchington

PHOTOS: Toowoomba soaks up heaviest rains in three years

UPDATE: The Garden City is soaking up its heaviest rainfall in three years.

Toowoomba received 91.6mm in 13 hours to 7.30am Tuesday according to official figures, but residents have reported far higher falls across town.

Jeff Lynch recorded at least 100mm in Wilsonton as the storm moved east, with more rain falling.

Video has emerged of emergency services at a flooded Beacon Court and Boundary St intersection, warning motorists to not drive through the waters.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman told The Chronicle crews had initially been tasked to reports of a car submerged in the water last night.

But on arrival it was found the car had stalled after water got into the engine bay.

Crews were not required to rescue any motorists, the spokesman said.

Jeff Lynch shared this photo of his yard in Wilsonton where he recorded 100mm of rain.
Jeff Lynch shared this photo of his yard in Wilsonton where he recorded 100mm of rain. Jeff Lynch

Meanwhile State Emergency Services crews were called on to sandbag at least one home in Chinchilla about 6.30pm.

The resident reported about 152mm of flash floodwaters inundated the back yard of the property and crept through the back door around the height of the storm that hit the Western Downs town.

The Bureau of Meteorology will this morning update a flood warning for the Condamine Balonne area after last night's high rainfall after a wet weekend.

Caroline Mills Dancey shared this photo from Wilsonton Heights.
Caroline Mills Dancey shared this photo from Wilsonton Heights. Caroline Mills Dancey

The bureau yesterday warned moderate flood levels were possible for Chinchilla after 50mm - 100mm was recorded across the Charleys Creek catchment last Friday and Saturday.

It warned Charleys Creek at Chinchilla was at 4.47m and rising, and last night's deluge is expected to see it continue rising quickly this morning.

Nicole Thomson shared this photo of the view over Tabletop Mountain before the storm hit Toowoomba.
Nicole Thomson shared this photo of the view over Tabletop Mountain before the storm hit Toowoomba. Nicole Thomson

MONDAY, 9PM: FLASH flooding inundated a number of Toowoomba streets after heavy rains slammed the city on Monday evening.

Social media users are reporting several roads around the city were closed, with some disturbing reports of cars driving through flooded streets.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned a line of thunderstorm tracking east through the Lockyer Valley region towards Brisbane could produce heavy rains of up to 60mm to 70mm in some parts.

That appears to have hit Toowoomba after intense rains caused localised flooding in Chinchilla earlier.

Kyle Weedon shared a photo to the Chinchilla Community Forum of the extent of the rains.

"Usually wouldn't ask this but please don't order dominos (sic) at the moment," he posted after 7pm.

"Were (sic) a bit flooded."

Kyle Weedon shared this photo of the main street in Chinchilla.
Kyle Weedon shared this photo of the main street in Chinchilla. Kyle Weedon

Photos began to emerge of Toowoomba streets about an hour later, with social media users sharing videos of gushing gutters and flooded roads.

Some residents have reported more than 54mm in the Newtown area in the intense storm system which lasted about half an hour.

Water is over South St from Anzac Ave to Drayton Rd, and Drayton Rd from Alderley St in the Harristown areas.

The intersection of Holberton and Bridge St is also inundated, along with the Mort and North St intersection.

Meanwhile a truck is reportedly broken down on the up section of the Toowoomba Range with motorists urged to be cautious if driving west on the Warrego Highway.

Residents are urged to avoid all flooded road ways and heed the "if it's flooded, forget it".

Share your storm photos and videos to news@thechronicle.com.au or on our Facebook page.


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