Rainfall didn’t stop the AMWU Union Rally at 100 Goondoon St, opposite the council chambers regarding the selling of assets and manufacturing in Australia.
Rainfall didn’t stop the AMWU Union Rally at 100 Goondoon St, opposite the council chambers regarding the selling of assets and manufacturing in Australia. CHRISSY HARRIS

Rain will ease, says forecaster

THE rain and the windy weather just keeps coming, with the possibility of this system keeping us dodging showers and the odd bit of flying debris well into next week. But what about next month, next season and maybe next year.

Long-range weather forecasting is a tricky business, with many a soothsayer giving us some pretty wild predictions in the past.

But the science of meteorology and the computer models predicting long-range weather patterns have gone the way of all technology and improved markedly over the past decade. With the number of weather stations and the data collected the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) now has a pretty good shot at telling us pretty much what to expect.

BoM forecaster David Grant said the weather in Queensland and particularly here in central parts had experienced some above-average rain, with monsoonal troughs dipping down into our territory for the past couple of wet seasons.

However we are still technically in an El Nino pattern, with lower-than-average rainfall likely for the rest of the year.

“Typically the case in an El Nino pattern is for lower-than-average rainfall for the rest of the year, but it is not that straightforward.”



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