No rain but it's no big deal

GRAZIERS are traditionally noted for complaining about the weather but yesterday Harry Jamieson of Tiaro was shrugging off the day’s failed forecast for light rain.

“The day was bleak ... we’re still waiting for the light showers forecast for Sunday afternoon,” Mr Jamieson said.

“But we’ve had a very welcome late winter/early spring break that I haven’t seen in 10 to 15 years. There was 100mm of rain in the last week of winter and another 100mm at the start of spring.

“During the 1970s we used to rely on August rain but that hasn’t happened for years.”

Mr Jamieson said the Mary River currently held “stacks of water” and Fraser Coast dams were full.

“We also have a property at Brooweena and the dams out that way are full too.”

Asked if he was concerned that yesterday’s forecast rain never happened, he said: “Not at all. We don’t really need it but I’ll never say die to rain – you never know when it’s not going to rain”.

Cloudy weather has been forecast for today with possible light rain periods and light to moderate south-west to south-east winds. The temperature is expected to reach 22 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow an upper level trough over eastern and central Queensland will remain near stationary and maintain the rain band. The surface trough will lie off the central and south-east coast, contracting the heaviest rain off the coast but moderate falls are still possible about the south-east districts.



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