FORECAST: Up to 40mm to hit in one day
THE Bureau of Meteorology is encouraging Dalby residents to enjoy the rain while they can.
Despite massive amounts of rainfall to drop across southwest Queensland this week, Bureau of Metrologist forecaster Harry Clark said Dalby will see a little less in its patch.
“At the moment, Dalby seems to be in this weird pocket where they wont receive as much rain as surrounding areas,” he said.
“Dalby will receive anywhere between 20-40mm, with most of it coming on Tuesday and easing off the rest of the week”
Mr Clarke also explained that a trough of low pressure from St George and Mount Isa has made its way east and will provide the Western Downs with some rain relief.
“While the percentages may be high in terms of rainfall, it would be unlikely Dalby will receive anything more than 10mm for the remainder of the week, before returning to dry conditions”
“We believe that the rain may hang around for February but it will be no where near like what was seen in January”
Coming off a successful month of rain, Dalby received a total of 102mm compares to last years monthly total of 0.2mm for the entire month.
“Although it has been a great result, it is not drought breaking, we are still a long way from that,” the forecaster said.
“Our drought detectors are now off of high alert and have returned to a moderately high so that is fantastic.”