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November rain a hit and miss for Queensland

Kim Westcott, Friday November 29, 2013 - 14:10 EDT

While parts of Queensland didn't see a drop, others were having the wettest November in a more than a decade.

Some areas of the Channel Country including Birdsville, Ballera and Boulia district didn't record anything in the rain gauge for the whole month. Thargomindah picked up 11mm to 9am Friday, it's first drop in nearly two months. St George in the Maranoa, has seen four millimeters so far this Novemeber, making it the driest Novemeber since 2010, when no rain was recorded for the whole month.

In stark contrast, Thangool in the Capricornia district had it wettest November in 81 years. Coen saw over 220mm of rain this month, making it the wettest November in a decade. Normanton had its wettest November in 11 years. Hamilton Island has so far recorded the highest total rainfall this month with 322mm so far, of which over 230mm fell in 24 hours. Cunnamulla saw 34mm in to 9am Friday, recording its average November monthly rainfall in a single day.

An active low pressure trough remains over the state, generating heavy showers and potentially severe thunderstorms about the southern parts today. This trough will shift over the southeast by Saturday and to central parts of Queensland for the first day of summer.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

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