Meteorologist Alex Majchrowski said residents were facing a “super interesting week” of weather, with light showers expected to intensify over the coming days. Photo: Zak Simmonds
Meteorologist Alex Majchrowski said residents were facing a “super interesting week” of weather, with light showers expected to intensify over the coming days. Photo: Zak Simmonds

Wet week ahead as light rains to intensify

GET your gumboots ready, as the Bureau of Meteorology has forecasted a rainy week ahead for the region.

Meteorologist Alex Majchrowski said residents were facing a "super interesting week" for weather, with light showers expected to intensify over the next few days.

Last night's rainfall was a taste of the week to come, Mr Majchrowski said, with overnight totals reaching a maximum of 45mm at Preston, east of Proserpine.

"Most of the shower activity was north, but Mackay had some rain," Mr Majchrowski said.

 

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Proserpine and surrounding areas had the next highest totals, with 26mm falling overnight, he said.

An average of 5mm of rain fell in Mackay, with rainfall totals higher towards the Eungella ranges.

Rain would continue through the week as a high pressure reached increased moisture, Mr Majchrowski said.

By midweek this system would combine with a cloud band to move the rainfall along the coast and further west into the Central Highlands and Coalfields, he said.

"It will be light and patchy until the end of the week," he said.

"Temperatures will also drop by four-eight degrees below average on the weekend."

Rainfall would reach its weekly maximum on Saturday, with Mackay expected to receive 30mm.