Rain is expected all day today.
Rain is expected all day today.

Storms forecast with 63km/h winds lashing Toowoomba

UPDATE 2PM: TOOWOOMBA is receiving a drenching this afternoon with heavy rainfall across the city.

The weather system is being caused by a surface trough which is attached to a low-pressure system making its way east after crossing from South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Before the rain hit the system had already made its presence known with wind gusts of 63km/h being recorded at the Bureau of Meteorology's Toowoomba weather station at noon.

Up to 15mm is predicted across the rest of the afternoon and evening with a possibility of thunderstorms.

Toowoomba isn't the only region receiving a bucketing with southeast Queensland all experiencing a wet day.

Meteorologist Rosa Hoff said with the thunderstorms there was a chance of damaging wind gusts along with the heavy rainfall.

She said while many towns were forecast to experience rain today the minimum temperatures were well above average.

"Minimum temperatures are well above average for most of the state this morning thanks to a warm and moist tropical airmass ahead of a surface trough," she said.

"Minimum temperatures will generally remain above average in the east tomorrow.

"Then there will be a return to cooler and drier conditions early next week, with the risk of frost returning to inland areas from Saturday."

EARLIER 6.30AM: A SUNNY week has made way for an overcast, rainy day in Toowoomba with showers expected through from mid-morning until the evening.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, up to 15mm of rain is predicted to fall across the Garden City today with the heaviest falls in the afternoon and a chance of a thunderstorm.

Winds will reach up to 30km/h, and while the morning has started out chilly, due to the cloud cover temperatures should warm slightly sitting between 10 and 18 degrees.

The change in weather is being caused by a surface trough which is attached to a low-pressure system.

The wet weather will be short lived as it moves across to New South Wales and into the Tasman Sea tomorrow.

Tomorrow up to 2mm is forecast, with cloudy skies still hanging around and moderate temperatures between 12 and 19 degrees.

Sunday will bring colder temperatures with a minimum of 7 degrees and maximum of 15 degrees.



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