Showers continue across the North West

A gentle shower this morning saw 10mm far at Caiwarra Station, 40 kilometres west of Julia Creek.
A gentle shower this morning saw 10mm far at Caiwarra Station, 40 kilometres west of Julia Creek.

As the calendar draws to the end of year the wet season closes in, with light showers continuing across north west Queensland.

The last 24 hours saw an inland trough move east across Mount Isa, only sprinkling 1.4 millimetres in town –one of the lowest recorded gauges for the north west.

The trough saw heavier showers to the north with May Downs recording 3.6mm, Lake Julius 3.8mm and Dugald River 11mm.

A separate rain event south of Cloncurry proved more promising with 42mm recorded along the Landsborough Highway towards McKinlay.

Other rain reports in the last 24 hours included Cloncurry receiving 3.4mm, Julia Creek recording 8.2mm and Richmond 2.4mm.

The rest of the week could see scattered showers with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting 60 per cent chance of rain on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with a top temperature of 34 to 35 degrees.

The weekend should be mostly sunny conditions with a top of 37 degrees on Saturday and 39 degrees on Sunday.