Cold, rainy weather is on the way for the Darling Downs.
Cold, rainy weather is on the way for the Darling Downs.

Toowoomba to be lashed by rain as cold front crosses country

HEAVY rain and freezing temperatures will sweep across the Darling Downs this week, as a band of cloud makes its way across the country.

Rain is predicted in Toowoomba starting from this evening, and will be steady rather than patchy for most of the Darling Down tomorrow.

"It's likely there will be 10 - 20mm of rainfall for most of the east Darling Downs tomorrow, with the chance of 20 - 30mm in a lot of isolated areas," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Shane Kennedy said.

"On Friday it's likely to clear as the surface trough sweeps south.

"It will become quite cold in the wake of this and it's likely to get a lot drier."

Mr Kennedy said the weather would become "chilly" on Friday.

"We're expecting a maximum temperature of 13 degrees on Friday and Saturday, which is seven degrees below the average May maximum," he said.

"Sunday will be the coldest start, with a minimum of five degrees for Toowoomba and 0 in Stanthorpe.

"There will be a chance of some drizzle on Sunday and the combination of southerly air and a high band of cloud will compound the cold temperatures - the drizzle will act like an airconditioner."

He said the cold weather would continue into the start of next week, with temperatures starting to improve come Tuesday.



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