Bureau of Meteorology are forecasting a hotter than normal Autumn. Speaking to The Daily Mercury, Dr Andrew Watkins acknowledged the outlook was not the news many would be wanting to hear.
"After a record hot December and January it won't come as a surprise that this summer will be our warmest on record, and apart from areas of northern Queensland, many locations fell short of their summer rainfall averages too. Unfortunately, the outlook isn't giving a strong indication that we'll see a return to average or above average rainfall in many areas over the autumn period. The only exception is for parts of inland Western Australia. Autumn is obviously a critical time of year for agriculture, particularly in the southern parts of the country. It's important to remember that despite what the outlook is suggesting, individual heavy rainfall events are always possible, and people should stay up to date with the latest seven-day forecast and warnings for their area.” He said.
A much loved car has been taken from its loving owner in Walkerston. The unique and easily recognisable green 19-63 Ford Falcon convertible was reportedly stolen sometime between 6pm on February 10 and 7am yesterday. Police allege the thief removed the granny flat window at the home stealing a set of car keys and then took the car from a nearby garage. If you have any information call Policelink.
We could soon see our power bills drop according to the Queensland Government. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the draft determination showed the State Government’s energy policy is pushing prices down. She has predicted we could see up to sixty dollars saved or almost two hundred for small businesses next year and the year after as prices fall.
It’s not too late to get involved in Clean Up Australia Day. There are events kicking off right across the region Sunday, and every extra hand will help. Teams will hit the great outdoors to try and clean up Mackay’s streets, parks, beaches, rivers and waterways.To find out where your closest event is head to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au