Rug up and pack a brolly as wet chill descends upon us
IPSWICH is in line for another wet, soggy and cold weekend.
Forecasters expect a very high chance of rain across Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Somerset areas today, with up to 25mm falling in some parts and up to 9mm next week. A chance of showers will remain until Thursday. Temperatures will struggle to reach 20C at its peak today but will warm up to a chilly 22C on Sunday, well below the October average of 28.5C.
Queensland Ambulance Service acting senior operation supervisor West Moreton Matt Hunter said the wet weather and recent storms were responsible for a number of incidents during the week in which lightning struck buildings.
He said one man in his 50s had suffered an electric shock in his home.
“He was reported to be using a phone charger and lightning struck the premises,” Mr Hunter said.
“We were also called to a residence in Coominya where another (building) was struck by lightning.
“We assessed all of the residents and occupants of the house and nobody was injured, nor did they require any transport to hospital from the incident.”
Mr Hunter said the community should prepare for storm season.
“Prepare your property and things around it like loose debris and anything that can be picked up in a storm,” he said.
“If there is lightning about, seek shelter inside and avoid pools of water, any high location or metal objects, things that will attract lightning.”