Weeks of torrential rain is coming to a temporary end across some parts of Queensland predicts WeatherWatch.co.nz.
The weather news authority says Brisbane in particular is looking much drier over the next week however it’s what happens upstream that really matters – and the forecast there isn’t so flash.
More heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast further inland over the coming two or three days and it’s a similar story further north towards Townsville.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the latest rain radar, provided by the Bureau of Meteorology, shows conditions are much drier across Queensland today.
However the heavy downpours inland will add further stress to the already high flowing rivers.
Meanwhile a tropical storm, which WeatherWatch.co.nz predicts will become a tropical cyclone within the next day or so near New Caledonia, may have a positive effect on the Queensland coastline. The low may help push in south easterlies, changing the weather dynamic which has hung around for weeks.
Despite the sunny spells in many populated areas the worst is not over with WeatherWatch.co.nz and the Bureau of Meteorology both predicting the strong La Nina will mean wet weather will continue until the end of summer at least.
The Brisbane River will also continue to rise today, not peaking until tomorrow.