Thunderstorms could bring up to 50mm on Fraser Coast: BOM

UPDATE: If you're lucky enough to live where a thunderstorm hits - then you could get up to 50mm of rain on the Fraser Coast.  

That's the forecast from a Bureau of Meteorology weather forecaster for the Fraser Coast early this week and into the weekend. 

Weather Forecaster Janine Yuasa said we would most likely see about 15mm from the thunderstorms predicted on Monday and Tuesday and again on the weekend, but more rain could be a possibility. 

"If you happen to be under a thunderstorm that will be slow moving you could see up to 50mm," she said. 

"Higher falls will be hit and miss."

Ms Yuasa also explained that inland areas of the Fraser Coast were more likely to experience thunderstorm activity with higher temperatures fuelling the storms. 

Overnight Monday, the bureau recorded 1.2mm for Maryborough and no rain was recorded in Hervey Bay. 

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Whether the Fraser Coast will officially have its driest February on record will depend on if the region gets significant rainfall in the last two days.  

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Dean Narramore said our highest chance of getting any relief is at the start of the week.

"There is a possibility of shower activity and storms," he said.

"It won't be quite widespread, but is looking to be scattered in patches across both Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

"Aside from Monday and Tuesday, there is a chance it'll happen later in the week on Friday and Saturday."

Temperature-wise, Hervey Bay is predicted to stay in the high-20s for the week.

In Maryborough, it will also be in the high-20s with some days to reach 30 degrees.

Maryborough experienced it's driest January on record this year. 

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