BUNDY WEATHER UPDATE: Rain expected within hours

Weather forecast for Bundaberg.
Weather forecast for Bundaberg. Centro

UPDATE SUNDAY 9.30AM: The Bureau of Meteorology says showers are likely to build across the Bundaberg region today.

A statement from the weather bureau says rain is "most likely in the late morning and afternoon".

BoM says there is also a chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon.

The bureau says there's a 70 per cent chance of rainfall.

 

INITIAL REPORT (published Saturday): THE Roosters aren't the only ones who will be battling a storm tomorrow.

Bundaberg is in store for a soaking this weekend, with a series of showers and thunderstorms expected on Sunday.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicted up to 10mm of rain for Brisbane today and potentially "severe" thunderstorms with large hailstones and damaging winds likely in southern Queensland.

Meteorologist Gordon Banks told the NewsMail the weather change in the southeast would reach the Bundaberg region by Sunday morning.

"Whilst Bundaberg and Hervey Bay are likely to miss out on much of the weather for Friday and Saturday, I think the area will probably be the focus of the weather change on Sunday," he said.

"It'll be relatively clear up until Sunday (for Bundaberg and Hervey Bay), after which you're going to have some showers and thunderstorms, and then clear to relatively fine on Monday and Tuesday."

Mr Banks said rainfall across the region could reach about 5mm tomorrow but didn't expect widespread rain.

"It certainly isn't a drought-breaker but there is potential for some rain," he said.

"It's going to be a little bit hit-and-miss with showers and thunderstorms. It all really depends on the timing of the coastal trough moving north."

Today's maximum temperature will reach 28 degrees, with mostly sunny conditions expected.

Tomorrow's maximum is predicted at 27 degrees, despite the rough weather en route.

"We're probably done with the cold this year," Mr Banks said.

No weather warning are in place for the Bundaberg region, but the bureau will be monitoring the thunderstorms and issue a warning if severe conditions are expected.

Northerly winds up to 10 to 15 knotts are predicted today, with speeds expected to increase to 15 to 20 knotts late Sunday.

"The seas will be initially very good for the small boats," Mr Banks said.