Macy Zanatta enjoying the early morning rain on Saturday. Photo shared by Heather Mengel.
Macy Zanatta enjoying the early morning rain on Saturday. Photo shared by Heather Mengel. Contributed

Our thanks to Trevor

SOME might have felt like they were still in a daze Saturday morning when they woke to the sound of rain on the roof.

The weekend's downpour was the first substantial rain to fall on the area in some time, but, don't get accustomed to it.

Adam Blazak from the Bureau of Meteorology is this week's bearer of bad news, saying we can't expect much more in the coming weeks.

"It looks like there was fairly widespread 10-20mm, some locations 20-30mm,” he said.

"Around Granite St there was 30mm. That's the seven day total.

"Now that we've got this cool change moved in it's going to be fairly dry.

"That said, we do have showers pushing in from the coast over the next few days, but I don't know that they're going to make it to the Granite Belt. There's a chance you might see a few spits here and there, hopefully I'm wrong, but I would be fairly comfortable saying it's not going to get all the way.”

After that he predicts there will simply be windy and cloudy conditions.

"Fairly typical temperatures for this time of year too. Looking ahead there's certainly nothing exciting (in terms of rain). Nothing in the next week any way. But anything can happen.”

Mr Blazak said an unstable atmosphere, coupled with left over moisture brought down by ex-tropical cyclone Trevor led to the weekend's rain.

"That upper trough came through and pushed all the moisture off the coast and created all that rainfall.

"Going forward I wish I could say you were looking at more. Cross your fingers, you may pick up 2mm if you're lucky,” he said.

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