Michelle Butler snapped this photo of a storm at the weekend.
Michelle Butler snapped this photo of a storm at the weekend. Contributed

Relief at last: storms trigger temp drop

ROCKHAMPTON'S sticky, suffocating heat is expected to drastically decrease this weekend as rain impacts the region.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, a surface trough will move NE to extend across Queensland today with thunderstorms expected to develop in Central Queensland during this afternoon and evening.

While severe thunderstorms are unlikely, a few strong storms with heavy rainfall and damaging winds could develop.

In Rockhampton, there is a very high (90%) chance of showers this afternoon and evening and the chance of a thunderstorm.

With a maximum temperature of 37 forecast for today, residents will be pleased to know BOM is predicting a substantial decrease in temperatures from tomorrow.

As thunderstorms and rain continues tomorrow through to Tuesday, temperatures are forecast to reach maximums ranging between 27-28 degrees with lows of around 20 degrees.

More to come.



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