BOM promises rain for far south west Qld

Spring rain: BOM promises good falls for far south west Qld

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The Bureau of Meteorology's expected rain for the next eight days.

The Bureau of Meteorology's expected rain for the next eight days.

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The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting good rain for far south west Queensland starting on Friday.

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THE Bureau of Meteorology is predicting beneficial rain for far south west Queensland, with lighter falls across the Warrego, Maranoa and Darling Downs during the next eight days.

The eight day forecast issued on Thursday shows a big slice of the Channel Country set to receive 15mm, with an enticing 25mm centred on Haddon Corner.

The far south west rain is expected to start on Friday, with the best falls on Saturday, and possible showers on Monday.

On Friday, BOM says a trough system will slowly move into the south west region, with a slight to medium chance of showers in eastern districts, increasing to a high to very high chance about the North Tropical Coast and eastern Peninsula District.

SATURDAY'S MODELLING: The best of the rain in the far south west is expected on Friday and Saturday (map). Source - BOM

SATURDAY'S MODELLING: The best of the rain in the far south west is expected on Friday and Saturday (map). Source - BOM

There is a slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms in western and central districts, increasing to a high chance in the Channel Country. There is also a risk of severe thunderstorms in western districts.

On Saturday, the trough system is expected to linger about the south west, with a slight to medium chance of showers in eastern districts.

BOM says there is a slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms in the west and southern interior, increasing to a high chance in the south west. There is also a risk of severe thunderstorms in western and south western districts.

On Sunday the trough system will weaken, but remain about the south west. There is a slight to medium chance of showers about the east coast, western, central, and southern districts, increasing to a medium to high chance about the southeast.

There is again a chance of a thunderstorm in the south west and southern interior.

Where the rain fell for the week to September 16. Source - BOM

Where the rain fell for the week to September 16. Source - BOM

From Monday until Wednesday a trough will move east across southern and central districts, nearing the south east by Wednesday.

There is also the chance of a thunderstorm in the south west on Monday, southern interior on Tuesday, and south east on Wednesday.

According to BOM's latest three month forecast, the second half of September is set to be wetter than average across Australia's north west, through the interior, and across much of eastern Australia.

BOM says there is a greater than 80 per cent chance October will to have above average rainfall across much of the eastern half of Australia. However, Western Australia is likely to be drier than average.

Looking further forward, BOM says October to December is likely to be wetter than average for much of the eastern two thirds of mainland Australia.

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