Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Average rainfall for Queensland spring

Miriam Hall, Wednesday August 28, 2013 - 15:11 EST
Audience submitted image
The weather bureau says a wetter spring is more likely for south-east Australia and the Top End. - Audience submitted

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'.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Agriculture white paper: Drought relief, dams key focus of Coalition's blueprint for rural Australia

00:50 EST

More money for dams, extra drought relief and measures to boost the returns to farmers from sales at home and abroad are part of the Federal Government's long-awaited blueprint for agriculture.

Parts of Queensland wake under a veil of fog.

16:06 EST

Following a strong cold front which swept over southeastern parts of the nation yesterday, cool air settled under clear skies over parts of the sunshine state.

What will be in the Federal Government's Agricultural White Paper

15:53 EST

The Federal Government's White Paper on the Competitiveness of Australia's agriculture sector, to be released on the weekend, will drive long-term agricultural policies.