Stormy skies and raindrops are a welcome sight
IT WAS music to Biloela locals ears when the first drops of rain hit roofs around town at 9.07am last Sunday, August 26.
There was one small resident in particular who revelled in the rain.
Four-month-old Amera Naylor (inset) saw her first downpour and mum Eliza Naylor said she loved every minute of it.
“I’ve lived in Bilo for nearly two months now so we’re not used to these dry conditions at all,” she said.
“I’m originally from the Gold Coast where it’s common to rain.”
“We got about 10mm over two periods of short showers which lasted no more than 15 minutes.
“Amera was enjoying the noise on the tin roof. I think hearing different sounds for the first time excited her.”
Residents took to social media to share their joy of rain with small and wayward hailstones hitting some areas of Biloela.
However, sadly Janine Yuasa from the Bureau of Meteorology advised that there was no more significant rain on the horizon.
“There will be showers early next week but showers are very hit and miss,” she said.
Monday and Tuesday will be the days that bring scattered showers but it still won’t be enough to soften the dry ground.
As for the temperatures, things will begin to warm up again as a trough moves towards the coast. The warmer weather will be shortlived as the cooler weather will return after the trough drops off.
The rest of today will be mostly sunny with light winds becoming northerly 15 to 25km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching about 30.