More rain forecast for our region
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