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Rocky resident took 20 photos of stormy sky stained purple

last night's storm that hit Calliope, this was shot from Norman Gardens at 9.30pm last night by Nathan White of Nathan White images
last night's storm that hit Calliope, this was shot from Norman Gardens at 9.30pm last night by Nathan White of Nathan White images Nathan White Images

AS CLAPS of thunder rang out across the region and bolts of lightning lit up the sky, the click of Nathan White's camera shutter went unheard.

Another night of storms on Monday made for spectacular viewing, even for those dozens of kilometres from the action.

Nathan took about 20 photos to capture this shot of the sky stained purple by lightning. The rain continued yesterday, welcomed by graziers around Calliope and Biloela.

Chris Neill-Ballantine said he received two lots of about 30mm at Galloway Plains, near Calliope, on Monday and yesterday.

"There was a lot of thunder here today (Tuesday) really close too, but we didn't get any hail," he said. "We'd been feeding our breeders for a couple of months now and we were having trouble sourcing hay so the rain was welcome."

Yeppoon was also hit by a thunderstorm yesterday afternoon.

The town received 24.8mm of rain and wind gusts up to 57km per hour caused two trees to fall.

A Mt Larcom home had its roof torn off and a shed near Ambrose lost its roller door in yesterday's storms.

Forecast

Isolated showers and thunderstorms about the central interior

Minor flood warning for the Dawson River at Baralaba

Topics:  farmers lightning rain storm



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