WEATHERING THE DROUGHT: Residents continue to wait for rain.
WEATHERING THE DROUGHT: Residents continue to wait for rain.

Rainy week forecast for Warwick

A WEEK of rain may await the Southern Downs, according to the Bureau of Meteorology and Weatherzone.

From Thursday through to Tuesday the chances of rain in the region jump from between 40 and 90 per cent, with up to 30mm predicted in isolated areas.

BOM meteorologist Shane Kennedy said rain clouds will begin to move west on Thursday, giving a medium chance of rainfall with afternoon showers and a possible thunderstorm.

“On Friday the chances pick up because there’s a trough over inland Queensland, near Birdsville, that will drift across towards Warwick,” Mr Kennedy said.

“That should trigger a lot of action, with Friday being the peak day.”

There is a 70 per cent chance of rain on Thursday and Friday, with a decline to 50 per cent from Saturday, according to BOM.

Weatherzone, however, estimates an increased chance in Warwick on Saturday, with chances rising to 80 per cent on Saturday and 90 per cent on Sunday.

The rainy weather is predicted to last into next week, according to both groups of meteorologists.

“It will start to contract a bit further east, so there will be reduced rainfall but totals could still be around 5mm,” Mr Kennedy said.

“It’ll be right on the edge.”



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