FOR the past seven days temperatures have hit 32 degrees, but thanks to some steady rainfall, things are cooling right down to a maximum of 26 degrees.

The sudden downpour was brought on by a coastal trough that shifted south from the central coast through Capricornia and southern waters yesterday and will continue to tomorrow.

For the rest of the week, there's a moderate chance of showers every day and a chance of a thunderstorm late tomorrow morning.

Calliope farmer Will Wilson said Calliope hadn't got lucky with the rainfall yet.

"We didn't see much at all our way," he said.

"We got about 1.2mm overnight, a lot less than what we were hoping.

"It seemed like it was going to be a big one and we might even get a few inches but no such luck.

"I have about 20 head of cattle at the moment so we would definitely appreciate more rain. But it will come. It always does."

According to the Bureau of Meterology, temperatures of 18-23 degrees tomorrow night may mean you can save on the electricity bill and turn the air-conditioning off.

WHERE THE RAIN FELL:

Gladstone: 12.4 mm (9 am - 5pm today)

Gladstone Airport: 14 mm (9 am - 5pm today)



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