More rain fore­cast for our re­gion

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

GRAN­ITE Belt res­i­dents have missed out on much of the rain that hit south-east Queens­land over the week­end.

Me­te­o­rol­o­gist Ju­lian De Mor­ton, from the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy, said

Stan­thorpe and Ap­plethorpe only saw a to­tal of 22mm over the last seven days.

Wal­lan­garra res­i­dents saw a bit more rain with 26mm fall­ing over the past seven days.

“The Gran­ite Belt by large sort of missed out,” Mr De Mor­ton said.

“There was a lot more rain east and west of the Gran­ite Belt.

“The Cun­ning­ham National Park for ex­am­ple had 56mm.”

How­ever, Mr De Mor­ton was con­fi­dent there would be more rain fall­ing on the Gran­ite Belt over the next seven days.

“We’ve now hit the storm season,” he said.

“We’re fore­cast­ing show­ers and storms for the next seven days.”

He said chances for a good rain event would in­crease to­wards the end of the week.

“Thurs­day and Fri­day have got the po­ten­tial for pretty good rain­fall,” he said.

Mr De Mor­ton said there was a good chance of 15–20mm of rain­fall for the Gran­ite Belt on Fri­day.

The me­te­o­rol­o­gist said tem­per­a­tures had gone back to av­er­age.

“Tem­per­a­tures will be stay­ing in the mid-20s,” he said.

BoM’s fore­cast for to­day is a max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture of 26 de­grees.

There was a lot more rain east and west of the Gran­ite Belt. — Ju­lian De Mor­ton

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