‘Widespread rain’ on the way: BoM
RAIN is on the way.
The past week has been chillier than usual with temperatures across the southeast dropping below average, as cool winds push up from down south.
That’s expected to warm up as we head into the week; Thursday is predicted to hit 30 degrees in Ipswich.
But if you had organised to play outside on Saturday and Sunday, you might need a contingency plan.
The Bureau of Meteorology says there is a high chance of widespread rainfall this weekend.
At the moment, that’s looking good for Saturday with a strong possibility gusty storm and showers will sweep through Ipswich and surrounds.
BoM Meteorologist David Crocks said a cool air mass sitting over Tasmania had brought the cool air north.
But as we head into the week, that high pressure system causing those below average temperatures will start to weaken and warmer winds will begin pushing from the east.
“It looks quite promising for a widespread rain event,” Mr Crocks said.
“.. thunderstorms and showers look likely, particularly for Saturday.”
But, he said, it was too early to be sure and that rain could arrive a day or two later.
The BoM’s rainfall forecast map shows the wet weather pushing up from the southon Thursday and further into the state on Friday.
READER PIC: This incredible shot was taken by Steven B Jappe out at Harrisville when storms passed through the region late in October.