Footage captured of a twister in Warwick during storms on October 27, 2020.
Footage captured of a twister in Warwick during storms on October 27, 2020.

BOM’s shock prediction as severe rain dodges southwest

WHILE the east coast and the Western Downs have been pelted with severe storms, Southwest Queensland has missed out on much of the action.

Severe storms that hit the state yesterday, October 27, did not make it much further west than Dalby and Goondiwindi, leaving southwest Queensland dry.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rosa Hoff said although the activity is solidly in the east, not much thunderstorm development is expected for Roma and Charleville today, October 28.

“Certainly, for the rest of this week and for the start of next week, we’ll have fairly sunny conditions,” Ms Hoff said.

But with these dry conditions, the BOM is forecasting severe fire danger for the Maranoa and Warrego weather regions.

But that doesn’t mean that the southwest won’t have rain during the La Nina event, with different weather systems bringing rainfall to the southwest and average levels of rainfall being expected statewide.

“It’s just a matter of how long until they get here,” Ms Hoff said.


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