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Qld's rainfall below average in March

By Elise Worthington, Tuesday April 2, 2013 - 10:08 EDT
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Below average... rain in Queensland. - ABC

The weather bureau says there has been below average rainfall seen across much of Queensland in March.

It says it was particularly dry in outback areas, including Mount Isa through to Cloncurry and on the coast from Townsville to Cairns.

But senior forecaster Jonty Hall says there were some downpours in parts of the Central Coast, Darling Downs and some isolated areas.

"Although it was generally dry through the central-west around the Longreach area, just east there - Aramac - recorded its highest daily rainfall for March, which was almost 200 millimetres - 197 in one day back on March 5, and that lead to them also having their wettest March since 1963, " he said.

Mr Hall says that mix of conditions is expected to continue in April.

"Likely to see above average rainfall over the south-east part of the state and the south-east interior, but areas out to the west and far north," he said.

"No real strong signal there for either above or below average rainfall at this stage, but the signals are much stronger over the south-east for above average rainfall continuing."


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