Brisbane has seen more than twice as much rain this month as it usually does during July, despite not seeing a single drop in the last 12 days. The late-month dry spell has also made for a run of cool mornings.
Rain is a distant memory for Brisbane residents, with the last drops recorded almost two weeks ago. However, July 2012 will go down as a relatively wet one. The city's total of 51mm makes this the wettest July in four years, with just over double the monthly average recorded in the rain gauge.
Sunshine abound is inviting Brisbane residents to outdoor lunch breaks in the park this week. A large high pressure system is directing westerly winds across southeastern Queensland and keeping skies clear. However, these clear skies are also causing temperatures to dip below average each night, making for some chilly morning commutes.
Brisbane has cooled between one and three degrees below average each morning since Saturday and is expected to continue doing so until the end of the working week. The dry and mostly sunny days will also continue almost all of the next week, into at least the second week of August.
© Weatherzone 2012
13:24 EST Queensland's southwest has received soaking rain overnight, with some places seeing their heaviest rain in almost two years.