A day after the sun broke through the clouds and began a gentle breeze, the southern tip of Queensland’s northern coast finally began to warm up.
A strong jet stream had been blowing across the country on Wednesday, bringing a mild, sunny and cool breeze across much of Queensland, with a few scattered showers over parts of the state.
The south-west had been warmest and dryest in recent days, with much of the north-west and the interior of the Northern Territory getting a little bit cooler and wetter.
A day earlier, the jet stream was bringing sunny skies and plenty of warmth, and the state’s weather bureau was predicting a cool and wet weekend ahead.
But it’s still a bit of a mystery as to whether the jet streams that brought the sunshine and warm breezes would be coming through again.
As of about 3:15pm, there were still some areas of the south-western states where the jet could still be expected to bring some sunshine.
The state’s Department of Primary Industries said the jet was unlikely to continue moving through the state again until the early hours of Thursday morning, with most of the northern states likely to remain dry.
However, a number of weather stations across the state had seen strong winds on Wednesday evening.
Weather forecasters from the Bureau of Meteorology were predicting a drier weekend and a warmer day on Thursday than the previous week, with temperatures in Queensland’s north-east forecast to be between 7.8C and 7.9C.
It was likely that winds would ease around the state over the weekend, with the main west-east boundary in the southern half of the country expected to break off around 4am on Thursday morning.
However the Bureau said it would be too early to make predictions on whether the area would become a dry weekend.
“However, it’s expected that the low pressure system that’s currently moving into the area will move into the western part of Queensland over the next few days and the wet conditions we’ve been seeing are likely to continue,” the bureau said.
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