CQ set for triple-fig­ure drench­ing of rain

Central Queensland News - - NEWS -

STORM birds are out in force in Cen­tral Queens­land lead­ing up to one of the big­gest falls the re­gion has had all year.

Re­ports in­di­cate triple fig­ures are set to drench the re­gion if all the weather gods line up this week­end.

Weather fore­caster Mike Grif­fin said an un­usual Oc­to­ber weather event could hit CQ com­menc­ing in the Cen­tral High­lands with storm ac­tiv­ity to­day and con­tinue to­wards the coast.

Mr Grif­fin said an up­per cold pool, jet stream and on­shore con­ver­gence needed to hap­pen in uni­son for max­i­mum rain­fall.

“If they all line up we will see triple fig­ure falls,” he said.

“We need an­other cou­ple of days to be com­pletely sure of the rain­fall event but it is look­ing to be a wet, stormy week­end for the re­gion.”

Heavy to ex­treme falls are pos­si­ble if the three pa­ram­e­ters line up.

These type of falls have been rare for the re­gion this year and Mr Grif­fin says it is a wel­come sign for a strong wet sea­son.

“After the very dry and hot start to spring, the start to Oc­to­ber has brought wel­come rain to most of CQ,” he said.

“Now the gra­ziers and farm­ers will be happy with some fol­low-up rain.

“It has been a long time since we’ve had a wet Oc­to­ber.”

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