Rain is set to clear by Friday

The big lead stack is hidden behind clouds as the rain falls in Mount Isa on Thursday.
The big lead stack is hidden behind clouds as the rain falls in Mount Isa on Thursday.

Enjoy what little rare winter rain we’ve got while we’ve got it – it won’t last long.

After a sprinkle of rain in Mount Isa and across the North West on Wednesday, we had more light rain Thursday morning as the stacks disappeared from view in Mount Isa under low cloud.

The Mount Isa forecast for Thursday is for cloudy weather.

The bureau said there was a “high (70%) chance of showers and patchy rain, most likely during this morning” and indeed that has come to pass already. 

There is also a chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Winds will be light.

It will be a cool day with the mercury rising to just 19 degrees.

Sunny weather returns Friday and will remain for the rest of the forecast period.

Temps will rise to the low 20s as maximums but some cool nights lie ahead with single digit minimums – down to six degrees on Tuesday.

There is a 60% chance of showers in Cloncurry but the sunny weather returns in time for Cloncurry Show Day tomorrow and for the rest of the weekend, maximum of 24 on Friday, down to 22 on Saturday, minimums around 13.

The Bureau had not updated their rain gauge figures for Thursday but it looks as if there was less than 10 millimetres falling around Mount Isa.

Mayor Rick Britton took this photo near Boulia.

Mayor Rick Britton took this photo near Boulia.

Boulia got 27mm and Mayor Rick Britton took an amazing photo of clouds near his Goodwood property 10km out of town.

It was the first rain in our region since 1.0mm fell on April 10.