Fleeting shower offers little reprieve

If you blinked around 2:30pm you would have missed the sprinkle of rain.
If you blinked around 2:30pm you would have missed the sprinkle of rain.

The tantalising smell of rain wafted over Mount Isa just before 2:30pm today. 

The sprinkle of rain only lasted a few minutes and would have been lucky to wet the bottom of the gauge. 

While only fleeting, it was a welcome break from soaring temperatures this afternoon.

The last time Mount Isa saw rain was  June 14 when 12.4 mm was recorded. 

But there could be more rain on the way before the weekend, which will lead to a drop in temperatures. 

Proof of rain....even if there are only a few drops.

Proof of rain....even if there are only a few drops.

There is a 40 per cent chance of showers on Thursday and 20 per cent for Friday and temperatures will top out at 33 degress. 

The scorching heat will be back in full force on the weekend with highs of 38 degrees. 

The Bureau of Meteorology predict near-average rainfall for the coming wet season and above-average maximum and minimum temperatures likely across the Mount Isa region.

Climatologist Greg Browning said Mount Isa looks to have about 50-50 odds of average rainfall during the next three months

“So, it seems likely to see near-average rainfall for the coming wet season, maybe leaning to slightly below average, but not strongly so, and temperature-wise, above-average maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be experienced.”