December 25, 2012

Cover those boxes!

Patchy & thundery rain areas are set to spread eastwards tonight into Boxing Day tomorrow morning over south-east Queensland as an upper level trough currently moving over New South Wales and southern Queensland during Christmas day is expected to move over southeast Queensland on Wednesday.

SEQ Rainfall forecast for Wednesday 26 December 2012

Southern areas of the southeast district are forecast to get most of the precipitation with the Southern Downs  & Scenic Rim areas possibly getting up to 25mm of rain, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and southern Gold Coast & Tweed possibly getting up to 15mm, and the rest of the Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, and Somerset regions expecting up to 10mm. Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions may only get a sprinkling of 5mm.

However as the early thundery rain areas are forecast scatter into showers and gusty thunderstorms during the day, it's possible the storms will generate moderate to locally heavy falls that may boost the rainfall total.

According to the storm forecast potential map for tomorrow (especially around 4pm) storms are likely for the western southeast forecast district, with the coastal strip possibly getting storms. Storm Forecast Potential of Qld for Wednesday 26 December 2012
Temperatures are set to be milder with the Gold Coast expecting a maximum of 27, Sunshine Coast 28, Ipswich 29 and Brisbane 29.

So whether you're recovering from a long Christmas day, enjoying a quiet day or braving the Boxing Day sales, you'll likely need an umbrella!