Cyclone Oma needed to go north to deliver desperate rainfall
CYCLONE Oma could be a blessing for Central Queensland if it decides to swing north and deliver some much-needed rain.
The weather forecast is predicting showers for Biloela but that will depend on how the Category Two cyclone tracks, with sustained winds near the centre of 95 km per hour with wind gusts to 130 km per hour.
Bureau of Meteorology's Annabelle Ford said there was the potential for rain but there was a bit of uncertainty of if and where the cyclone might cross the coast.
"The cyclone could turn north and along the coast and there is the possibility of showers for the Biloela region,” Ms Ford said.
"I recommend to keep an eye on updates and forecasts on what direction it's heading.”
Oma's motion becomes slow moving during Saturday but is then expected to track in a more north or north-west direction, remaining offshore through the weekend.
Although Oma is not expected to make landfall in the coming days it will be close enough to produce direct impacts along the Queensland coast.
Friday's forecast to be hot and mostly sunny with overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures hitting 39C.
The weekend weather is expected to be hot and partly cloudy with 50 to 70 per cent chance of rain on both days and the overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31C to 37C.
The start to the working week could see more showers from Monday to Wednesday, with 50 to 70 per cent chance of showers and a cool change of temperatures ranging from 19C overnight to 31C during the day.