BOM: Wet weather won’t stick around for CQ

A BALMY Central Queensland summer weekend and showers forecast for the coming days looks to have broken the region's dry spell but the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a particularly dry spring and summer season ahead.

While parts of the region are forecast to receive up to 50mm of rain over the next eight days and even as far west as Emerald will not miss out on the early summer rain, the rest of the season is anticipated to be a different story.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Peach said early wet weather was average for this time of year.

"Last year we did have a fairly average storm season in the Central Highlands but as spring and summer progresses the average rainfall is forecast to be lower than usual," Mr Peach said.

"On a whole, not foreseeing within in the next week, long-term average rainfall will be lower than average."

Mr Peach said the next few days would see wet weather in the western parts of the region but Capricornia risked missing out.

"The next three days will be quite unstable in the Central Highlands region, in fact I would expect there would be quite a good deal of showers and thunderstorms (today) and Wednesday," he said.

"Some activity of shower and storms is likely to move to Springsure and Emerald but it's not likely to get really close to the coast.

"It's quite unstable into the weekend and early next week.

"Instability around the inland parts is expected for the foreseeable future for four to five days."

Southern parts of Central Queensland including the Banana Shire are in for wet weather until Friday with a slight chance for minimal rain for Capricorn Coast later in the week.

Rain is forecast to hit Emerald as early as tomorrow but move east by Thursday.



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