Hervey Bay on track for record dry September

A TROUGH moving through from the west could bring showers to the region later in the week. 

Bureau of Meteorology weather forecaster Jim Richardson said Maryborough has a better chance of showers on Friday. 

Mr Richardson said there was also a southerly change moving up the East Coast. 

"We do have a medium chance of seeing showers on Wednesday which are expected to be further inland," he said. 

"There is a slight chance these showers could make it to the coast including Hervey Bay."

He said it was likely the region would receive any significant falls with 1-5mm predicted. 

If we don't get at least 1.2mm of rain by the end of the month it will be a record breaking September for Hervey Bay. 

EARLIER: 

IF we don't receive at least 1.2mm of rain by the end of the month we'll break a record for the driest September in history for Hervey Bay. 

So far the region hasn't had a drop of rain this month. 

The driest September on record was in 2000 when 1.2mm of rain was recorded. 

Ten years later we had our wettest September on record with 109.6mm. 

This week is looking mostly sunny with a 40% chance of showers on Thursday and Friday with 1-5mm predicted. 

Temperatures are ranging between 12 and 27 degrees in Hervey Bay and nine and 30 degrees in Maryborough. 

Maryborough farmers are pleading for the approval of a "critical" offstream water storage plant for the region two days ahead of its deadline to the Federal Government.



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