WET WEEKEND: The rain is expected to be the heaviest south of Kingaroy on Friday October 10.
WET WEEKEND: The rain is expected to be the heaviest south of Kingaroy on Friday October 10. Jessica McGrath

Weekend rain breaks dry month records

SOME Burnett towns experienced their largest rainfall over the last three to six months over the weekend, and there is more to come.

Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said Gayndah experienced the largest rainfall recorded, 25mm, in the past seven months over the weekend.

"The heaviest falls were to the north east of Gayndah,” he said.

Didcot recorded 39mm, and Byrnestown gained 44mm during the weekend.

"There were pockets of 25mm to 50mm in those parts,” Mr Dutschke said.

Kingaroy recorded 10mm, Murgon gained around 15mm, Cooranga received 13mm of rain.

A slow moving low pressure trough will be moving through the end of this week, with most of the rain expected on Friday, October 5.

"We could see something develop as early as Thursday afternoon, but it's more likely on Friday,” he said.

The heavier falls are expected to fall south from about Kingaroy, with around 5 to 15mm of rain predicted.

There is however, potential for more than 30mm of rain south of Kingaroy.

Further north, the rain will probably be around 5mm, with the potential of up to 15mm.

Most of the rain will fall on Friday itself, and there is quite a high chance of thunderstorms amongst the rain and showers.

"I wouldn't rule out some of those storms becoming severe,” Mr Dutschke said.

There could be some showers during next weekend and into early next week.

There is a significant chance the system would have weakened, but still be in the area from Saturday, he said.

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