Storms Signal a Severe Weather week


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services together are urging residents throughout parts of South West and Central Queensland through to the south-east to prepare for several days of severe weather. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has forecast severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, damaging winds and … [Read more...]

So, What’s Goin’ On with This Weather?

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The Blistering summer heat wave we’re experiencing is not just with us, but is Australia wide...and it’s not going anywhere for us, any time soon. Today in Maranoa will be hot and sunny with a top temp of 39 and light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming … [Read more...]

Bush Fire Care Please


With hot temperatures forecast for much of south-west Queensland today and in coming days, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) is urging all residents to remain vigilant. RFS Regional Manager Tony Johnstone says a very high fire danger is forecast for the Maranoa, Warrego, Goondiwindi, Darling Downs, … [Read more...]

It’s Hot…REALLY Hot!!


As those in the South-East brace for a four-day heat wave, and whine about temps in the mid 30’s in the State’s capital, across the South West we’re facing the brunt of it. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, residents of south-west Queensland will be hit with temperatures expected to soar … [Read more...]

Brows About to Drip & Power Usage Set to Surge


With another 5 days of near and plus 40 temperatures coming our way in Our Towns from today, energy providers have geared for a sharp increase in demand as air conditioners get cranked up and fans turned to flat out. The Weather Bureau says we can expect temperatures between 35 and 42 degrees … [Read more...]

State Move Welcomed

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“A fantastic Result for our community” - Is how Maranoa Regional Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers has welcomed the announcement by State regarding the approval of Council’s Stage 2 Flood Mitigation Project. The project which is now cleared top proceed, is known as Stage 2A and will see more than 50 … [Read more...]

2016 Weather Report Card


In what cynics describe as being “like telling us what we had for breakfast” it is that time of the year again - When the Bureau of Metrology trots out its snap shot or report card on last years’ weather. Now the Bureau says 2016 was a year of extreme weather events It was wetter than … [Read more...]