Fine weekend predicted for Easter
GAVIN Holcombe has good news for sporting clubs welcoming hundreds of competitors to Easter events on the Southern Downs.
While the Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster said weather conditions could change, the weekend was likely to be fine.
"It will be fine most of the week," he said.
"There is a possibility of isolated showers on Wednesday and definitely Thursday.
"Areas will be lucky to pick up a couple of millimetres."
The next system is a cloud band generated by an upper trough across south-east Queensland.
"People with events planned at Easter shouldn't be too concerned at this stage as I don't expect much rain," Mr Holcombe said.
There was some wind yesterday but Mr Holcombe expects the winds to slowly ease in coming days.
"Temperatures initially will be below average but by Wednesday will be closer to average, 10 to 11 degree minimums for this time of the year and 21 to 23 degree maximums."
While the Southern Downs and Granite Belt have generally missed most of the heavy rain during the past two months, the whole state is fine at present except for a few showers on the east coast.
National Farmers Warehouse International Three Day Event sponsorship co-ordinator Reg Weatherill said the grounds at the Warwick Horse Trials facility at Morgan Park were in exceptionally good condition for this weekend's event.
"We would be happy for a shower or two this week before the event," Mr Weatherill said.
"The first riders will arrive on Tuesday, with the first event, the trot up, on Thursday from 3pm.
"The trot up is for officials to check out the horses."