Dry spell could break this week
MACKAY residents hanging out for a spot of rain will have to wait at least a few more days.
Meteorologist Diana Eadie, from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), said the region could see slight rainfall from tomorrow, but that’s certainly not guaranteed.
After all, contradictory BOM forecasts indicate no rain at all this week.
“... looking ahead to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the situation does start to change somewhat (regarding the dry weather),” she said.
“That high pressure system that’s maintaining stable conditions around the Mackay area for a little while does start to shift into the Tasman Sea.”
Ms Eadie said cloud cover could begin to increase, coinciding with a trough starting to move through south-western Queensland and creeping further north.
“That in combination with an upper trough which is developing over the northern tropics could start to enhance shower activity sometime around Tuesday,” she said.
However, it’s not known just how much rain, if any, Mackay will actually receive at this stage, with the heavier falls likely to hit around Cairns.
“But we could see enough moisture slipping down south and into the Mackay area, so at this stage we’re forecasting a medium to high chance of showers,” Ms Eadie said.
Unfortunately, it’s more likely the Whitsunday islands will receive a downpour than Mackay and surrounds.
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