Vince Babington checks the rain gauge after another wet week.
Vince Babington checks the rain gauge after another wet week. Gerard Walsh

Not as much rain expected

VINCE Babington is greenkeeper at the Inglewood Bowls Club and reckons the rain from the heavens is a lot better than irrigation water from the Macintyre Brook.

While he is happy with the rain received in the Inglewood area, he said the town hadn't received the rain like in the west.

Mr Babington said he hadn't had to use irrigation water for six weeks due to the good season.

"Rainwater is a lot better than irrigation. It promotes grass growth a lot better," he said.

"They tell me there is a bit of nitrogen with the rain."

In the past six weeks, he has mowed the greens at the bowls club almost every day.

"I didn't on Wednesday as it was raining, and won't today as I am playing bowls in Warwick," Mr Babington said yesterday.

Mowing daily keeps the green in better condition and lessens the possibility of mower marks.

When it is winter, Mr Babington said he might only mow the green once a week.

He said this summer was wetter than usual and he was confident it would stay wet.

Bureau of Metrology senior forecaster Peter Otto said while there was only a slight chance of rain today, there would be some shower and storm activity tomorrow and Wednesday, but it wouldn't be as significant as last week.

"It will ease off on Thursday, and Friday will be fine except for a possible shower," he said.

"There is a possibility of some showers and maybe a storm on Saturday but it will ease on Sunday.

"In general, winds will be fairly light for the week."

During the week, the high end of the likely rainfall is 25mm per day, but not many places are expected to receive that much.

Summary

A bit of rain forecast early and at the end of the week. A bit more possible on Saturday and then a fine Sunday.

Maximum fall expected - 25mm, but not in many places.

Light winds for the Southern Downs and Granite Belt during the week.


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