IN eight days it could be so much better, if the Bureau of Meteorology’s computer modeling proves correct.
The eight day forecast released this morning shows good rain over more than half of Queensland’s land mass.
Dominating the forecast is ex-tropical cyclone Owen, which is currently located over the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria.
That storm is expected to continue moving westwards while intensifying.
According to BOM there is some uncertainty with the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen, but if it remains over the warm waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria there is a moderate chance of cyclone development on Tuesday, increasing to high on Wednesday.
BOM says a slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a weakening ridge through central and south eastern areas over the next few days.
“Moisture is likely to increase through much of the state from mid-week, likely combining with a significant upper trough developing over south eastern Australia leading to showers and thunderstorms over much of the state late in the week,” BOM says.
More than 58 per cent of Queensland remains in drought (see map below).