Late afternoon showers possible
NOTHING exciting about the next week's weather.
It was a great weekend for the Southern Downs with some patchy cloud around and very pleasant temperature for both days.
Saturday was overcast in the early morning but this broke up to patchy cloud by lunchtime. Winds were light from the south-east and no rain was recorded, Saturday had a high of 20 after an overnight low of 8.
There some fog around the ranges yesterday and the day cleared to blue skies during the morning before a few clouds popped up in the afternoon to the south. Winds were light from the south-east and the temperatures ranged from 6 to 22.
A high pressure system is maintaining a firm ridge along the east coast. This will assist in keeping the region dry and mostly clear for the next few days. A new upper trough will enter the southwest of the state and move east during the first part of the week. This trough will be slow moving and may combine with the ridge to generate some light showers mainly in the eastern parts of the Granite Belt.
Today should be fine during the morning but there is the chance of a shower or two in the east during the afternoon as moisture is pushed in by a strong high moving into the Tasman Sea.
Winds should be light to moderate from the south-west during the morning before swinging southeast in the afternoon. Some patchy cloud may move in after lunch. Temps: 7 to 22.
Tomorrow should be fine with some patchy cloud moving in from the east. There is a chance of a shower in the east during the afternoon as moisture pushes in on the easterly flow. An upper trough with no rain will move in Thursday with a chance of showers in the ranges at the weekend.
Terry West, Southern Downs Weather and Storm Chasing