Dry window opens before storms return to Ipswich region
IN WHAT may come as a relief, the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a five-day window of dry weather before another trough arrives, dumping more rain.
Forecaster Chris Joseph said there was only a very small chance of a shower in Ipswich until Saturday, with most of the drizzle confined to coastal areas.
Similar conditions to last weekend could be repeated on Saturday, however, with storms predicted.
"The atmosphere is gradually becoming more stable as the week progresses," Mr Joseph said.
"On Saturday the next tough system comes through and the whole thing repeats."
Ipswich residents can expect slightly cooler weather this week - at least up to Friday - with temperatures in the high-20s.
The mercury will slip back over the 30-degree mark in time for the weekend.
From the Bureau's point of view, the long-term outlook for south-east Queensland hasn't changed, with the El Nino one of the strongest seen.
The chance of the region receiving higher-than average rainfall from November to January is 60-65%.
- Wivenhoe Dam: 1mm
- Gatton: 8mm
- Rosewood: 9mm
- Kalbar 40mm
- Amberley 16mm