Despite having already harvested his grain crops farmer Richard Jubb is pleased with the latest rainfall which will prep the soil for the winter crop.
Despite having already harvested his grain crops farmer Richard Jubb is pleased with the latest rainfall which will prep the soil for the winter crop. Linden Morris

Miserable days ahead

SLEET is forecast for the Granite Belt tomorrow afternoon but the best of the rain is gone, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Senior forecaster Michelle Berry said Stanthorpe had 6mm and Warwick 14.6mm but there was 40mm in the Toowoomba and Dalby areas.

"There won't be a great deal of rain this week but cloudy overcast conditions will continue," Miss Berry said.

"The winds from the south-west will be fresh and gusty, particularly Monday night and Tuesday."

The most miserable day is forecast to be Tuesday with a minimum of around zero on the Granite Belt and a maximum of nine degrees.

Due to the wind, the bureau is not predicting a frost on Tuesday.

Massie farmer Richard Jubb grows wheat, barley, canary and lucerne on his property and said the rain was welcome.

"For those who have been harvesting (summer crops) the timing wasn't great," Mr Jubb said.

"I'm lucky that I had just finished but farmers on neighbouring properties haven't finished yet.

"I won't plant my winter crop for another month or so. At some stage during fallow periods, you always want ongoing rain to build up sub-soil moistures.

"That is what makes planning for the next crop a lot safer. I have had pretty good rain and now have good sub-soil moisture for the winter grain crop."



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