The Sydney Morning Herald wrote:
Brisbane’s top temperatures were set to nosedive up to 9 degrees in 24 hours as a cool front pushes up from the south of the state.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Vince Rowlands said after a hot start to the week, most of the south-east corner would be cooling down from Wednesday, ahead of a rainy weekend.
Brisbane is expecting heavy rain across the weekend.Credit:Jorge Branco
“There is some rain on the way, certainly cooler temperatures, basically from tomorrow we’ll see those southerly winds start to push through the southern parts of Queensland.
“Friday we will start to see it really pick up and on Saturday it looks to be the wettest of the days.
“I think particularly around costal fringes we might be looking at falls in the 20 to 40-millimetre range.
“Thunderstorms might get a bit more, there is potential there for some relatively good falls.”
However, rain may not help firefighters battling blazes in the Lockyer Valley and west of Rockhampton.
“As you go further inland obviously we are not expecting that much rainfall, so a lot of the drier areas are not going to see as much as they would really like to see,” Mr Rowlands said.
Fires sprang up on Monday in sweltering conditions, forcing residents of Thornton, about 60 kilometres south-west of Ipswich, to flee their homes.
Fire threats were set to ease from Wednesday.
Brisbane was expecting highs of 27 degrees and lows of 18 degrees on Wednesday before dropping to lows of 15 degrees and highs of 24 on Thursday and Friday.
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