CQ set for triple-figure drenching of rain
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.”