Storms light up night skies, provide just a drop of relief

There was plenty of lightning over the Toowoomba suburb of Middle Ridge last night.
There was plenty of lightning over the Toowoomba suburb of Middle Ridge last night. Emmeline Chidley

STORMS that swept over Toowoomba and parts of the Darling Downs last night delivered plenty of lightning and thunder, but just a drop of rain.

Isolated showers were reported across the region, but the thunderstorms brought more wind and lightning than rain.

Less than a millimetre was recorded at the Toowoomba Airport. There were reports of up to 10mm at Highfields and "heavy rain and hail" at Cambooya.

Lightning over the Lockyer Valley at 7 o'clock last night.
Lightning over the Lockyer Valley at 7 o'clock last night. Grant Rolph

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The best falls were recorded in the Lockyer Valley, with up to 22mm at Helidon.

The storms were their most severe across the valley, with power cut to more than 2000 homes about 6.30pm. That was restored overnight.



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