Summer rain kiss for the Rose City
AS DAM levels plummet and tougher water restrictions become active, prayers and rain dances have been enlisted to help break the drought. And they could just be paying off.
Weatherzone meteorologist Anthony Ducke said residents were in for a wet and humid start to summer, with some residents in for up to 30mm of rain in one day.
Showers are expected today and tomorrow, with thunderstorms likely on Thursday and Friday.
"For the next couple of days you are likely to see light showers, mainly in the afternoon and evening," Mr Ducke said.
There is a chance of rain each day this week but the most significant falls are set to hit the region near the end of the week.
Mr Ducke said troughs would move to the north and east from inland parts of the country toward the weekend, bringing moisture and developing storms.
"Friday looks to be the wettest day of the week with 10 to 15mm widespread through south-eastern Queensland," he said. "If places are lucky enough they could see between 20 and 30mm from thunderstorms."
Despite the rain, the temperatures are not set to drop significantly and should remain above average this week. "It could be fairly humid with temperatures late in the week in the low-30s and extra moisture around," Mr Ducke said.
Today should reach around 32 degrees, tomorrow is expected to be 34 degrees and Thursday 33 degrees.
And to top of the good news of a wet week is the news the rain could stick around for a bit longer. "Really beyond this weekend it is quite tricky to gauge what is going to happen but you could see further showers and storms," Mr Ducke said.