Grab your brol­lie, wet week­end is pre­dicted for CQ

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS - Leighton Smith Leighton.Smith@cap­news.com.au

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.

PHOTO: BOM

FORE­CAST MAP: Five day rain fore­cast for CQ Oc­to­ber 13-17.

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