A long-awaited downpour has brought plenty of joy to north-west Queensland, but the heavy rains have also brought flash flooding and damage, with predictions a further 300mm

Monie Holt crossing waterNorth-west Queensland is set to receive a drenching today, as a low-pressure system brings welcome rain to drought-affected towns.

While a downpour of almost 80mm brought plenty of joy to the town of Cloncurry, there is a severe weather warning in place for towns in the Mount Isa region.

There has been flooding, roads have been cut off, and some graziers have endured a sleepless night with cattle stranded in high water.

In Mount Isa, the town has been split in half with water overflowing at the Monie Holt crossing…

via North-west Queensland hit with heavy rain, flooding after long-awaited downpour – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)