Showers set to give way to even more sun and heat

AFTER a string of sunny days and warm temperatures, Ipswich and surrounding areas have experienced their first decent rainfall in a month.

In the past 24 hours Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said he expected the region would experience between 10-20mm of rain.

Mr Sharpe said the trough that was moving through yesterday looked to continue until about lunchtime today although with lighter showers than yesterday's storms.

"It should be mostly clear by the afternoon," he said.

Residents can look forward to sunny days for the rest of the week with temperatures expected to reach as high as 33C.

The last time the region had enough rain to give the garden a boost was on August 18 with a fall of 5.6mm.

Mr Sharpe said Ipswich had experienced and unusually dry August, receiving only 6.5mm of the average 29mm.

However, he said the arid conditions of August would not be indicative of summer's rainfall.

"At this stage the summer months are looking near the average," he said.

"There is the potential to see some heavy falls in summer with a couple of big systems developing off the Queensland coast, so it could be a fair bit wetter than average."

The average rainfall for September is 34mm, October 76mm, November is 82mm and in December, January and February more than 100mm of rain is expected.

Four day forecast

  • Today: 8-30C
  • Tomorrow: 10-33C
  • Thursday: 10-28C
  • Friday: 7-29C


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