FORECAST: Five days of rain bliss almost a sure thing
UNLIKE recent rain forecasts, the storms predicted over the next five days are almost a certainty.
While tropical cyclone Oma may have given the Southern Downs false hope, Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain said the low pressure trough settling over Queensland was different.
"There is about an 80 per cent chance the forecast is right,” he said
"There will be the odd place that will miss out on rain, but generally it is much more likely that you will see rainfall than you will not.”
The trough is forecast to bring showers and thunderstorms today and into tomorrow with up to 10mm of rain expected on both days.
"There is a fair chance we'll see more than that where the thunderstorms are more intense,” Mr Brittain said.
"We could see up 30-40 mm in some storms today and up to 40-50mm is possible on Friday.”
The low-pressure trough will linger over the weekend, sucking in moisture from the Coral Sea.
"Conditions will continue - becoming more showery as opposed to those thunderstorms - as you move into the weekend, leading to fairly healthy rainfall totals.” Mr Brittain said.
Humidity will be high during the low-pressure event, with temperatures in low 30s until Saturday.
"By the weekend temperatures will taper off to the mid to high 20s, which is near average for this time of year,” Mr Brittain said.
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