NO RAIN: Rain isn’t expected to break the drought in Warwick anytime soon.
NO RAIN: Rain isn’t expected to break the drought in Warwick anytime soon.

Rain system to skip Rose City

IT’S the low pressure trough offering up the biggest rainfall since March but Warwick will only see the tip of expected wet weather.

While meteorologists predict Queensland could get the best rain in seven months early next week, the Southern Downs will miss out, with heavier rain falling just below the Rose City.

Weatherzone meteorologist Kim Westcott said rain in the region was expected to be patchy at best.

“There’s a low pressure trough coming through, a pretty big one, but not everywhere will get rain,” Miss Westcott said.

“Warwick looks to be heaviest on Monday with an expected 1–5mm, and a chance of 10mm.

“You just get the tip of it unfortunately.”

The bad news comes as Miss Westcott revealed Warwick’s annual rainfall was far behind its usual average.

“You would require a fair bit (to break the drought),” she said.

“So far, the total this year has been 169mm which is not a lot.

“On average, you hope it would be somewhere closer to 545mm.”

Fingers are still crossed for the next few months as summer begins and so does Warwick’s typical rainy season, according to Miss Westcott.

“The next few months, there is a chance of more rain,” she said.

“Warwick typically has a drier winter.”

Warwick’s wettest month so far this year was March with 83.1mm.

Regions east of Warwick could expect up to 35mm this weekend.



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