LITTLE DROP: Sharon Ross-Hawkey shared this photo to the Who Got the Rain Facebook page.
LITTLE DROP: Sharon Ross-Hawkey shared this photo to the Who Got the Rain Facebook page.

Blackwater will be hot, hot, hot

A BOUT of rainfall over Blackwater at the weekend was a brief reprieve from the scorching week ahead.

Temperatures are forecast to remain in the high-30s (about 37-38 degrees celsius) until Friday with more storms and showers expected this weekend.

A late storm on Saturday afternoon was enough to put a halt to the Blackwater Bilbies and Emerald Brothers cricket match, despite the Bureau of Meteorology recording a mere 1.6mm rainfall.

Blackwater Bilbies' coach Wayne Short said both teams were happy to call it quits early.

"It was very black out there and the winds were pretty fierce," Short said.

"I'd say it would have lasted only 30 minutes but that was enough. They (Emerald Brothers) would have really struggled to run in and bowl.

"We weren't going to try and bat in those conditions either, no way."

A total of 14mm has fallen over the Blackdown Tablelands over the past seven days.

BOM forecaster Michael Paech said the weekend's small storm first formed over the Carnarvon ranges and Rolleston area, before it moved over the Blackwater and Emerald areas in the later afternoon to evening.

Mr Paech said there was a chance of a storm around the greater Central Highlands area over the coming weekend.

"On the forecast it's looking pretty dry for the working week ahead," Mr Paech said.

"All activity is in the west of the state for the next few days."


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