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Ben Domensino, Wednesday July 12, 2017 - 13:50 EST

Tonight's deciding match in this year's State of Origin series will see Queensland's Maroons take on the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

The location of the match couldn't be better.

State of Origin games in modern times are held at Brisbane, Sydney and less frequently Melbourne.

When considering the weather, Brisbane comes out on top as the best location to host game three in the series.

Brisbane is more likely to be dry than the other capital cities at this time of year. On average, the city experiences seven rain days during July, compared to Sydney's 11 and Melbourne's 16.

The Queensland capital's game-time temperature is also likely to be the most pleasant for those attending the match. Brisbane's average overnight minimum temperatures during July is about 10 degrees, higher than Sydney's eight and Melbourne's six.

Brisbane is expected to live up to its weather reputation tonight, with dry conditions throughout the match and temperatures sitting in the low teens.

If tonight's game were to be played in Sydney or Melbourne, a wet field or temperatures below 10 degrees may have impacted the result.

Thanks to Brisbane's pleasant winter climate, the result of tonight's match will come down to factors other than the weather.

- Weatherzone

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