Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Brisbane's driest September in 12 years

Rob Sharpe, Tuesday October 2, 2012 - 14:25 EST

Most of Queensland's Southeast Coast has had a very dry last two months and this week is looking warm and generally dry.

Yesterday morning Brisbane had a burst of showers, however this only raised its total rainfall for the last 73 days up to 6.4mm. In September 5.6mm fell, making it the driest September in 12 years. This prolonged drier period comes off the back of Brisbane's wettest start to the year in over a decade.

Elsewhere the showers hit the Sunshine Coast yesterday afternoon with its heaviest October fall since 2010. By 9am this morning the coastal town had accumulated 17mm in the gauge.

This evening and into tomorrow morning the South East will see the occasional shower, most likely along the coastal fringe.

The rest of the week is expected stay dry and also become quite warm. Brisbane is likely to near 30 degrees from Friday to Sunday. The next good chance of rain isn't until Monday when a trough is expected to move north along the coast, also bringing cooler temperatures.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

BOM says deluge across Queensland at levels not seen since Cyclone Debbie

22:08 EDT

The massive downpour across southern Queensland is at levels not seen since Cyclone Debbie hammered the coastline last March, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Flooding rain continues in Queensland

17:03 EDT

Heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue to inundate parts of central Queensland during the middle of this week.

Man's body found after being swept away in floodwaters near Gympie as wife watched

16:59 EDT

A man's body has been found after his car was swept off a flooded causeway near Gympie in south-east Queensland overnight.