Win­ter weather charm

Gayn­dah records high­est rain­fall for state

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery

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.

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