Ariona Laws (in the middle) dodges the puddles after the wet weather with the help of grandma Jan and dad Ken.
Ariona Laws (in the middle) dodges the puddles after the wet weather with the help of grandma Jan and dad Ken. Shannon Newley

Rain brings a cool reprieve

AFTER a week-long build up of searing hot days and muggy nights, Rose City residents were given a reprieve from above average temperatures when the clouds finally opened up Wednesday night.

Bureau of Meteorology senior weather forecaster Michelle Berry said we could expect the cooler days to hang around leading into the weekend as well.

"The cloudy conditions persist until (tomorrow)," she said.

"We can expect cooler day time temperatures than what we have seen.

"For maximum temperatures, you are looking at about 24 degrees (today) and similar for (tomorrow).

"That will be a few degrees below average for this time of year with 27 degrees the average temperature."

Ms Berry said there was a chance of showers and storms today but they would eventually clear.

"(Tomorrow) that cloud band will move east and the patchy rain and possible storms will clear in the evening," she said.

She said it would then be back to clear hot days by Sunday.

"Sunday will be warm again because of the clearing clouds, it will be about 29 degrees," Ms Berry said.

Despite an extreme weather warning being issued yesterday the severe thunderstorms which were likely to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the Warwick and Stanthorpe areas did not materialise - but the region was still being warned to brace itself for storm activity.

A massive rain band which extended across inland and coastal southern Queensland early yesterday moved offshore by the afternoon.

Helidon east of Toowoomba recorded 92mm in just two hours yesterday morning.

Local falls to 9am yesterday include 44mm at Warwick, 26mm at Yangan, 20mm at Killarney, 55mm at Allora and 14mm at Stanthorpe, with light rain falling throughout the day.

The head of the Condamine River above Killarney received 25mm Wednesday night and yesterday morning.

Outlook

  • Today - 24 degrees with possible storms
  • Tomorrow - 24 degrees with chances of rain clearing
  • Sunday - 29 degrees and sunny conditions
  • Average temperature for this time of year is 27 degrees.

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