Longreach is expected to get a brief relief from the drought this weekend, with up to 10mm predicted.
Longreach is expected to get a brief relief from the drought this weekend, with up to 10mm predicted. Bureau of Meteorology

Drought affected CQ towns to receive up to 10mm on weekend

THIS weekend, towns around the Central West, including Longreach and Winton, are expected to receive up to 10mm of rain.

Areas throughout the drought-affected towns are also expected to receive scattered storms over the weekend.

Temperatures will also be heating up across the region and returning to the November average.

Rockhampton will be 31 tomorrow and 32 Sunday, Emerald 33 tomorrow and 32 Sunday and Longreach 35 tomorrow and 36 Sunday.


Bruce Hwy bordered by flames south of Mackay

premium_icon Bruce Hwy bordered by flames south of Mackay

Fire crews are racing to contain a fire burning along the Bruce Hwy

NAMED: Alleged Cedar Creek firebug has appeared in court

premium_icon NAMED: Alleged Cedar Creek firebug has appeared in court

Man accused of ramming police car, lighting fires appears in court

PCYC looking for a 'helping hand'

premium_icon PCYC looking for a 'helping hand'

Wall of handprints a fundraiser for PCYC.