CREATING A STORM: SE QLD Weather Photography’s Chris McFerran snapped this photo of two storms cells forming over Warwick on Friday.
CREATING A STORM: SE QLD Weather Photography’s Chris McFerran snapped this photo of two storms cells forming over Warwick on Friday. Chris Mcferran SE QLD Weather

Unstable conditions could bring Warwick rain

WARWICK missed out on substantial rain on Friday night, but there is hope this week will instead deliver the much-needed downpour.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rick Threlfall said a promising chance of showers was forecast.

"The weather pattern for the next week looks unstable and that means we should see more showers and storms," Mr Threlfall said.

"It might clear out during the day on Friday but there's a good chance of showers and storms until then.

"It's hard to know how much rain Warwick might see this week - it's hit and miss to predict.

"But there should be localised showers and storms and there is the potential for up to 50mm of rain."

Mr Threlfall said the best falls in recent days had fallen north of the Rose City.

"Goomburra had the highest total rainfall from 9am Friday to 9am Saturday, with 89mm," he said.

"Allora had 41mm, but Warwick and other areas to the south missed out, with 10mm in Warwick and 8mm for Bony Mountain."

Mr Threlfall said the recent rain had been caused by a mixture of warm air and upper troughs.

"The rain has been caused by warm air in the lower atmosphere and a series of upper troughs over the country," Mr Threlfall said.

"The upper troughs interact with the moisture in the lower atmosphere and that is what brings the rain."

With the warm air coming from the lower atmosphere, Mr Threlfall said Warwick could experience high humidity this week too.

Temperatures were forecast to sit between the high teens and early 30s for the week.

Wednesday is predicted to be the hottest day, with a maximum of 33 degrees.

Saturday could be the coolest, with a minimum temperature of 15 degrees forecast.

Rainfall totals, 9am Friday-9am Saturday

Goomburra 89mm

Allora 41mm

Warwick 10mm

Bony Mountain 8mm

 


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