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Dry October in Brisbane

Mellissa Mackellar, Saturday October 27, 2012 - 16:02 EDT

Brisbane is a good chance of having its driest October in over a decade, despite widespread rain elsewhere in the state over coming days.

So far this month only 13.2 millimetres have fallen in the city's rain gauge, just 15% of the normal monthly precipitation. The dry conditions have been the result of dominant high pressure systems, which have kept rain bearing clouds at bay.

For much of Queensland, it is looking like a wet and thundery end to the month. Moist onshore winds and a broad region of instability over the state will kick off the storm season from today.

Brisbane has a chance of showers each day until Wednesday, although the river city may miss out on significant falls all together. The wettest areas with this system are likely to be north and west of Brisbane.

The city has the potential for more than 20mm of rain by the month's end, although falls are more likely to be lower. Anything less than 8.2mm between now and the end of the month will make this the driest October in at least 13 years.

- Weatherzone

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