‘Sweaty’ days for south-east Queensland after weekend of untamed climate


The added moisture, coupled with gentle winds and the easterly motion of heatwave circumstances which have been affecting the state’s centre and north, is anticipated to largely be behind the change.

Mr Markworth mentioned rainfall may provide some reduction from the warmth however with no vital set off wouldn’t attain the degrees seen throughout the state over the previous week.

“We’ll see fairly commonplace showers and storms,” Mr Markworth mentioned.

“Undoubtedly not seeing something like we noticed over the weekend, so simply a few millimetres, however in case you are below a thunderstorm hopefully you get into the double-digits.”

He mentioned a trough sitting over central Queensland was anticipated to make its means west and draw some rain into the state’s centre, although not fairly so far as channel nation and the Northern Territory border.

The rain that had fallen over components of the Darling Downs and additional west had been welcome, however “not drought-breaking”.

Wild climate on the weekend noticed a gap swallow half of a Sunshine Coast street on Sunday and a few areas of the Gold Coast recorded triple their usual monthly rainfall in a single day into Saturday morning.

Loders Creek was hit the toughest, with 325 millimetres of rain in 12 hours. Greater than 200 millimetres was recorded in components of the Gold Coast hinterland.

That rainfall left hundreds of motorists trapped in gridlock after the M1 motorway was lower for nearly seven hours on Saturday.