Issued 11th June 2018. Western, Central West and Southern parts of the North West districts are likely to see some widespread light Winter rain this week. Above image: 7 day rainfall forecast via Higgins Storm Chasing. Login here to access detailed forecasts across QLD.
A mid level trough will amplify through Western, Central West and Southern parts of the North West districts on Wednesday. This feature is likely to produce a big cloud band across the state with showers and light rain areas through inland districts.
On Thursday the mid level trough peaks in intensity while maintaining showers and rain areas from the North West through the Central West into the Central East and South East districts. The best rainfall is forecast to be between Mt Isa and Bedourie across the Winton and Longreach where 10 to 20mm is possible. Lighter falls up to 10mm is possible through remaining Central and South East districts. Conditions will clear on Friday and into the weekend as a new large high builds over Central Australia.
Conditions will warm up across the state on Monday and Tuesday ahead of the next cold front. During Wednesday and Thursday a tick cloud band will reduce temperatures to below average across Western, Southern, Central and South East districts.
Very warm temperatures are expected across Northern and Northern Central districts on the Northern side of the cloud band.
A cold front will push North and East across the state on Friday and into the weekend lowering temperatures across Central, Southern, Western and South East districts. Mornings frosts are likely to return on Friday, Saturday and Sunday across Southern inland districts.