WET WEEK­END HOPE DRIES UP

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A WEATHER sys­tem fore­cast to hit Townsville at the week­end failed to de­liver much- needed rain to the re­gion.

The Bu­reau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy had pre­dicted up to 20mm of rain in Townsville on Sat­ur­day, but fore­caster David Grant said there was less than 5mm in the re­gion. The heav­i­est rain­fall on Sat­ur­day was at Paluma, where 15 to 20mm of rain fell.

The bu­reau had fore­cast 45mm of rain on Sun­day, but none had been recorded in the city late yes­ter­day.

Mr Grant yes­ter­day said there was a chance of show­ers overnight, but that would dis­ap­pear by to­day.

“That weather sys­tem is ex­pected to move off­shore dur­ing the course of ( to­day), and with that it will prob­a­bly take much of the weather with it. We’ll re­turn to fine con­di­tions,” he said.

The Ross River Dam was at 20 per cent ca­pac­ity yes­ter­day, down from 20.1 per cent Fri­day.

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