Winter weather charm
Gayndah records highest rainfall for state
GAYNDAH has received the highest rainfall in the state after recording 28mm earlier this week.
Across the board, the Wide Bay and Burnett had more rain than southern parts of the state.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Diana Eadie said temperatures should be above the normal July averages.
“Certainly there won’t be any significant deviation from that trend in the coming seven days,” Ms Eadie said.
“In terms of what we were expecting climatologically, we were 80% confident temperatures would be above average for all of July.”
The above average temperatures for July extended across much of the region and towards the coast, Ms Eadie said.
“We did have a deep upper trough which developed through the central part of Australia over the past few days and a surface trough that moved through earlier in the week on Monday and Tuesday,” she said.
“We saw a really warm air mass build up on the eastern side of that which typically brings with it much warmer air and quite high humidity as it approaches the coast.”
Those features also lead to increased cloud cover which typically means warmer minimum temperatures overnight, Ms Eadie said.
“In terms of rainfall, we recorded 17.8mm of rain at Gayndah on Tuesday, Mt Lawless was the heaviest accumulation of rain after recording 28mm from 9am on Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday,” she said.
August temperatures are expected to remain much the same as they have in July.
“What we expect for August, less confident, but still expecting above average temperatures for the month,” Ms Eadie said.
“No significant changes from what we expect for this season.”
Weekend temperatures for the North Burnett are currently forecast at 21 to 24 degrees, with Gayndah and surrounds likely to reach temperatures of 27 degrees by the end of the weekend.
The likelihood of rain over the weekend period currently sits at 25 to 50% on Sunday morning for parts of the North Burnett north of Gayndah.
No other rainfall is forecast for the North Burnett at this time.