Rain is predicted for next week.
Rain is predicted for next week. Greg Miller

Rain predicted for the South Burnett

FARMERS might soon get a bit of relief, with rain predicted in the South Burnett next week.

Bureau of Meteorology Meteorologist Lauren Pattie said there were chances of rain for most of next week.

"It will be nice and sunny for the next couple of days for the start of weekend, then we have an upper system moving through from Sunday onwards,” Ms Pattie said.

"Because of that we have a high chance of seeing some showers near the coastal part of the state and for you guys further inland, we still expect to see some showers and storms.

"They will be a little more isolated but there is still a chance of seeing some storms on Sunday.

"The system will stick around a bit on Monday, so there is still a chance of seeing a shower or two on Monday and for the next few days.

Ms Pattie said the system would also slightly cool temperatures, with maximum temperatures dropping to 28 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The relief from the heat follows a period of 'exceptional heat' in south east Australia in early 2017.

In a special report from BOM released on February 22, during the first two weeks of February, northern New South Wales and southern Queensland were more than four degrees warmer than the February average mean temperature.

As of 19 February, a large number of stations in eastern New South Wales and southern Queensland are on track to have their warmest February on record.

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