It's not the news many Queenslanders would've wanted out of the weather bureau today.
Most of the state will get only average rainfall this spring, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's latest seasonal outlook.
South-east Queensland, and a small patch in the north of the state have a 65 percent chance of above average rainfall.
But most of the drought-declared regions can only expect average falls which at this time of year is not very much.
Jeff Saburg, from the climate liaison office in Queensland says only small parts of the state can expect improved falls.
'The southern part of the state, near the border, is looking at a 65 percent chance of above average median rainfall, with the rest of the state looking average or 50 to 55 percent.'
'Now part of the reason for that is there's no strong drivers from either the Indian Ocean or the Tropical Pacific ocean'.
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