Airlie Beach was under a heavy shower this afternoon.
Airlie Beach was under a heavy shower this afternoon. Bureau of Meteorology

Rain on the radar this week

HEAVY showers could be on the radar for the Whitsunday region this week.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Harry Clark said south-easterly winds were bringing showers in from off the coast.

One of these showers was over Airlie Beach this afternoon, he said.

"It won't be anything too dramatic, just showers coming in off the ocean rather than wide-spread heavy falls," Mr Clark said.

"There could be further isolated, heavy showers throughout the next week, but it's going to be fairly hit and miss."

Mr Clarke said showers in Proserpine were possible early in the week, with the chances increasing after Tuesday.

However Bowen was a different story.

"Bowen is not as likely to get the showers because it's not as exposed to the south-easterly winds," he said.

Mr Clark said the showers were not related to ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma as it was "well offshore".

The forecasts will be updated throughout the week.

Mr Clarke said the chances of rain could increase or decrease.

This week's BoM forecast for Airlie Beach:

- Monday, February 25: 27 degrees, 50 per cent chance of rain

- Tuesday, February 26: 27 degrees, 60 per cent chance of rain

- Wednesday, February 27: 27 degrees, 60 per cent chance of rain

- Thursday, February 28: 27 degrees, 70 per cent chance of rain

- Friday, March 1: 27 degrees, 80 per cent chance of rain

- Saturday, March 2: 27 degrees, 60 per cent chance of rain

This week's BoM forecast for Proserpine:

- Monday, February 25: 30 degrees, 40 per cent chance of rain

- Tuesday, February 26: 29 degrees, 60 per cent chance of rain

- Wednesday, February 27: 29 degrees, 50 per cent chance of rain

- Thursday, February 28: 29 degrees, 70 per cent chance of rain

- Friday, March 1: 29 degrees, 80 per cent chance of rain

- Saturday, March 2: 29 degrees, 60 per cent chance of rain

This week's BoM forecast for Bowen:

- Monday, February 25: 31 degrees, 30 per cent chance of rain

- Tuesday, February 26: 30 degrees, 50 per cent chance of rain

- Wednesday, February 27: 30 degrees, 40 per cent chance of rain

- Thursday, February 28: 30 degrees, 50 per cent chance of rain

- Friday, March 1: 29 degrees, 70 per cent chance of rain

- Saturday, March 2: 30 degrees, 50 per cent chance of rain


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