Grab your brollie, wet weekend is predicted for CQ
AS SEVERE thunderstorms washed through areas of CQ yesterday afternoon and last night, the region is bracing for a wet weekend ahead.
Bureau of Meteorology computer modelling for the next five days optimistically suggests that parts of the CQ region, particularly closer to the coast, were set for rainfall totals equalling or exceeding 50-100mm.
Looking at the eight day modelling and taking it with a grain of salt, the western CQ region could expect anywhere between 25-50mm and towards coastal CQ it is expected between 100-200mm of rain will fall.
Today the Capricornia forecast is for a very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon with the chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible with storms inland. Light winds becoming east to south-easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.
Rockhampton expects showers and a possible storm with a Min of 20 degrees and Max of 26 degrees and a cool and wet day awaits the Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest with a Min 21 degrees and Max of 23 degrees.
Tomorrow the Capricornia forecast is for partly cloudy weather with a high (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon with a chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.
Rockhampton will have a Min of 19 degrees and Max of 27 degrees with a medium (60%) chance of showers and chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Yeppoon is expecting a shower or two with a Min of 19 degrees and Max of 24 degrees.
FORECAST MAP: Five day rain forecast for CQ October 13-17.