Brisbane and much of eastern Queensland will receive rain today and tomorrow, despite most areas already exceeding their July average.
After the widespread rain last week, many people were expecting conditions to be drier this week, as July is a dry time of year for Queensland. However, a low pressure trough developed over Queensland overnight, signalling the start of another soggy period for the sunshine state.
Showers along the coast and rain for inland areas will gradually increase and spread today, before becoming widespread tomorrow from Bowen to Byron Bay and Clermont to Stanthorpe.
Brisbane has almost doubled its July average already this month and more is on the way. Showers began overnight and will continue sporadically today and tomorrow. The sun will also show its face between showers, allowing the temperature to near the July average of 22 degrees.
On Friday, almost the entire state will become dry as the trough moves offshore and a high pressure ridge strengthens in its place.
Showers will give way to sunshine on the weekend, as only a few coastal locations will gain a light shower or two.
Looking further ahead to the end of winter and the start of spring, conditions are likely to be drier as these months are typically the driest of the year.
© Weatherzone 2012
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