Recent heavy rain misses dams
DESPITE the recent deluge on the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, most of the rain has failed to reach the dams.
Storm King Dam is the only dam to have increased following the recent rainfall, and it was by just five per cent, taking it to 80 per cent capacity, or 1744 mega litres.
However, Beehive at Wallangarra is sitting at 100 per cent after the rain and the Soak at Wallangarra is also at 95 per cent and holding after the rain.
Leslie and Connolly dams have recorded no rise from the recent rainfall and currently sit at 10 and 76 per cent respectively.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Brett Harrison said conditions were set to deteriorate considerably today with a south-easterly change coming through.
“We are looking at very windy conditions starting from (today) and continuing right through until the weekend,” he said.
Mr Harrison said the wind conditions would be significant, with speeds ranging between 60 and 80kmh and gusts potentially even higher.
He said overcast conditions would take place from today and continue well into next week, with some light patchy showers around.
“(Warwick is) likely to see a shower around for the next few days,” he said.
Mr Harrison said there was not likely to be large falls of rain associated with the showers.
Temperatures will range between 15 and 25 degrees for Warwick into the weekend, with Stanthorpe to have slightly lower maximums of 23 and below.
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