Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Wet start to the month for QLD's north coast

Mellissa Mackellar, Wednesday October 3, 2012 - 16:12 EST

Many places in Queensland's North Coast and Tablelands district have had a wet start to the month, after what was a dry September for the region.

Southeasterly winds feeding moisture into a low pressure trough brought much needed rain to the region overnight. Nerada was one of the wettest places with 33 millimetres, while 26mm fell in the rain gauge at Innisfail and 24mm at South Johnstone. For these towns it was their highest rain since July.

Cairns gained 22mm in the 24 hours to 9am, which is more than they received during the whole of September.

This rainfall is bringing a welcome drink for gardens and parks. Cairns, Cooktown and Mareeba all received less than half of their average monthly rainfall totals in September. To the west Walkamin only received 1.4mm of rain last month, just 17 percent of their usual rain. Even the notoriously soggy Innisfail fell short of their average monthly precipitation during September.

Showers continued this morning, with Cairns airport picking up a further five millimetres and 32mm fell in the Mcavoy Bridge gauge near Innisfail. Showers are likely to continue over the next few days although the daily totals are expected to be lower.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

White winter wonderland

12:31 EST

Some are calling it the best day of the snow season so far, with 15-20cm+ falling over the Australian Alps overnight.

Perth's coldest morning of the year

12:19 EST

It was a teeth-chattering start to July for Australia's westernmost capital city.

Treasured footy plaque lost in Tasmanian floods found washed up 100km drive away

12:07 EST

A plaque thought to have been washed away from a house in Latrobe in the devastating floods has been found 100 kilometres' drive away three weeks after it was lost.