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QLD's convection selection

Sam Terry, Saturday October 7, 2017 - 13:16 AEDT

The thunderstorm season is definitely upon us as southeast QLD gets set for an electrified week.

A trough swung through the region on Friday evening, triggering heavy showers and storms. The sudden bucket full of rain, 11 millimetres, dropped the temperature by 3.4 degrees in 20 minutes. Temperatures will continue to stay on the mild side over the weekend in the cooler southeasterly winds behind the trough.

However the dangerous weather will not go away. Storms and showers will fire up right across QLD today along the path of the trough, from Mount Isa all the way to Hervey Bay, and possibly even down to Goondiwindi. For those storms between Injune and the coast, there's also the possibility for winds in excess of 90 km/h, enough to start breaking branches from trees.

Sunday will likely see the thundery activity retreat to the interior, before another burst of storms scatters throughout the region on Monday and Tuesday ahead of a similar trough. Models indicate the chance of some locally heavy falls from Maryborough to Maroochydore, although the largest totals look like they'll occur over the Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

With heat building, and moisture funneling in from the tropics, the end of the week looks like a large 'selection of convection' will continue until the end of the week.

Be sure to keep safe during this storm season, and check out the weather warnings on for detailed information in your region.

- Weatherzone

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