Bev Lacey

WEATHER:Thunderstorm and showers to compete at Gayndah races

GAYNDAH'S premier racing event is predicted to have two new competitors for tomorrow's races, in the forms of rain and thunder.

According to a recent forecast by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Gayndah will experience showers and thunderstorms overnight and tomorrow.

A warning was released last night of a similar system, with BOM duty forecaster Jess Gardener stating there was a possibility of seeing the same thing today.

"We'll see the majority of the activity over tonight and tomorrow morning,” Ms Gardener said.

"You could possibly see the rainfall sticking around Saturday afternoon, but then will clear away Saturday evening,”

"With there being a slight chance of a severe storm later tonight as well, be sure to keep an eye out for our warnings.”

Member for Gayndah Jockey Club Sonia Waldock said they were a bit concerned about the rain, assuring they'll have as much cover as possible.

"We're hoping to find as many marquees and covered areas for the possibility of showers,” Ms Waldock said.

"We obviously appreciate the rain that we're receiving, and we're definitely going to take that into account.

"It's just one of those things you have to expect for this time of year.”

The Gayndah races will be taking place at 11am tomorrow at the Gayndah Jockey Club.


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