More rain is forecast for most of Queensland this week after downpours brought relief to drought-affected regions.

The central and northwest parts of Queensland will get the best of the rain, with some areas a chance of receiving 20mm.

The forecast follows some parts of Queensland recording as much as 350mm over the weekend.

Just days after officially running out of water, Stanthorpe received 75mm which filled up the water tanks of many rural residents.

Another 10mm could fall this week according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

While there was little rain which flowed into Stanthorpe’s main water source, the region’s Mayor Tracy Dobie said more rain will be beneficial to the region.

“We need six months’ worth of water to cease water trucking,” Ms Dobie told AAP on Monday.

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“The dam received one week’s worth of water, but any more rain could see runoff into the dam.”

Statewide dam levels rose by about one per cent after the weekend rain.

Little Nerang Dam in the Gold Coast Hinterland is near capacity, with Seqwater recording the dam at 96 per cent full, up from 72.5 per cent on Friday.

The Queensland Environment Department lifted the statewide fire ban on Monday, however there are still bans in the North Burnett, South Burnett, Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Noosa and Sunshine Coast local government areas are still in place.

 

AAP

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