Showers and storms forecast for coming days

Shardae Wright donned her hoodie to keep warm and dry while watching her father and brother play for the Warwick Redbacks on a cool, wet Saturday at the weekend.
Shardae Wright donned her hoodie to keep warm and dry while watching her father and brother play for the Warwick Redbacks on a cool, wet Saturday at the weekend. Erin Smith

THE Southern Downs is expected to experience unstable weather Tuesday and Wednesday, but it will probably not result in heavy rainfall.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Brian James said the weather was expected to be unstable tomorrow and Wednesday.

"There is potential for showers and thunderstorms," he said.

He does not expect widespread heavy falls but said it was hard to forecast what areas underneath a storm could receive.

"There will be more isolated showers on Thursday but any activity will be isolated," Mr James said.

"The best chance of rain is Tuesday and Wednesday. Most of the shower activity late in the week will be closer to the coast."

With the Barastoc Interstate Polocrosse Series starting Friday at Morgan Park, visitors to town will be met with cooler daytime temperatures late in the week.

Most of the interstate visitors will come from the cooler, southern states, but some players from Central Queensland may feel the cooler weather.

Sporting fixtures in Warwick went ahead on Saturday but it was a tough day for players and fans with light rain.

In a coincidence, Warwick, Killarney and Allora all recorded 0.6mm to 9am Saturday and 2mm to 9am Sunday.

Further west at Greymare, there was heavier rain with 11mm overnight Friday and another 4mm to 9am Sunday.

The heavier rain also fell at Stanthorpe with 10.5mm to 9am Saturday and 4.4mm to 9am Sunday.

The Friday night rain at Stanthorpe and Greymare didn't reach as far west as Inglewood with the area only recording rain in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday.

Farmers with oats planted appreciated the heavier falls to the west and south of Warwick at the weekend, which may enable some to open the oats paddock gate to livestock.

Weekend rain

  • Warwick 2.6mm
  • Stanthorpe 15.5mm
  • Inglewood 4.4mm
  • Killarney 2.6mm
  • Allora 2.6mm


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