QLD weekend rainfall wrap-upWillemien Phelan, Sunday November 11, 2012 - 10:38 EDT
Brisbane's gardens and parks had a good drink with 30mm of rain over the past two days, which is the city's heaviest rain in five months.
A slow-moving trough brought the steady rainfall from Saturday's sunrise to around 2am on Sunday morning. The pitter-patter of rain on the roof was a welcome sound to gardeners and farmers. Cricket fans however were disappointed by the timing of this rain event as day two of the First Test at the Gabba was called off.
A cool airmass accompanied the trough, keeping the day as cool as 22 degrees, which is six below average and the coldest November day in four years.
The widespread rain affected many across southeast QLD. The heaviest rain fell in the Wide Bay & Burnett district where 68mm was recorded in Toolara, which is their heaviest rain since March. This is also their heaviest November rainfall in 16 years.
By Sunday morning the trough moved offshore making way for a dry and mostly sunny working week.
© Weatherzone 2012
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