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 2012
09:20 EST Queensland Rail says there is significant damage in the state's north after Cyclone Ita, with parts of the east coast network likely to stay closed until at least Sunday.