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Wild weather on the way out

Wild weather in the North Burnett forecast to clear by end of the week.
Wild weather in the North Burnett forecast to clear by end of the week. Jack lawrie

NORTH Burnett residents hit by a deluge of rain can expect it to dry up by the end of the week.

During that time however, a number of regional and adjacent catchments will be on flood alert, including the Burnett River, the Calliope River, Boyne River and Baffle Creek.

Minor localised flooding may occur in areas within the flood watch zone, including the Wide Bay Burnett, though Rainfall totals and river level rises are expected to be significantly lower than those experienced in the October and Cyclone Debbie events.

With a forecast for wild and stormy weather today, particularly in the northern end around Monto, the heavy rain that began yesterday afternoon will likely continue through the rest of the day.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Bernard said they could not predict exactly when conditions would shift, but expected things to clear up by Wednesday.

"Today is probably the last of the heavy rain, afterwards it will shift toward the coast tomorrow afternoon, which should lead to fine conditions for the rest of the week,” Mr Bernard said.

Today's forecasts call for a high chance of rainfall and storms, with up to 20mm of rain predicted on average across the general North Burnett region.

After that, very dry air pushing across the region will send those storm clouds toward the coast, bringing a return to finer conditions from Tuesday afternoon onwards.

These fine conditions will last through until the weekend, which is also predicted for clear conditions, not discounting a second weather trough.

Topics:  bureau of meteology north burnett rain weather


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