Overnight rainfall breaks monthly averages in SE QLDKim Westcott, Sunday March 3, 2013 - 20:12 EDT
Many parts of southeast QLD received more rain in 24 hours than their March monthly averages.
On the Burnett River, Gayndah exceeded it's monthly average by over 12mm of rain, receiving over 68mm until 9am Sunday morning. Brisbane Airport also broke its monthly average of 96mm. Further north, Gladstone saw 74mm.
The cause of this rain has been moist southeasterly winds combining with a low pressure trough just off the QLD coast and another trough in the west, leading to widespread showers.
Cool upper level air will be moving west, allowing rain on the coast to ease. However, light showers are likely to continue over the next few days at least. The cool upper level air should take some of the showers and the storms inland over the next few days.
© Weatherzone 2013
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