Autumn rain will continue
IPSWICH’S wet start to autumn looks set to continue.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, showers and afternoon storms are expected today, with temperatures around the 32°C mark.
Thundery rain periods are also predicted for tomorrow , with a maximum of 30°C.
While showers are predicted to ease on Saturday, the wet weather is expected to linger until Tuesday.
During yesterday morning’s storms, 29 customers at Karrabin lost power for close to four hours from 4.30am.
Despite the outage, only 5.4mm of rain was recorded at Amberley. Weather Channel presenter Ken Heatley said the weather conditions experienced in Queensland over the past six months had been a result of the La Nina weather pattern.
He said during the next three months the system would be in a weakening phase, but he said South-East Queensland could still expect above-average rainfall as the system petered out.
“With La Nina tapering off, the big rain events will be less frequent but there is still the chance of heavy rain as the weather system breaks down,” Mr Heatley said.
The region has endured its wettest summer on record, with 824.8mm of rain.