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Storms possible in Brisbane after dry start to spring

Ben Domensino, Wednesday September 30, 2020 - 19:42 EST

Potentially severe thunderstorms could hit Brisbane and other areas of southeast Queensland on Thursday, following one of the city's driest Septembers of the last 20 years.

Brisbane only received 5.8mm of rain during all of September. This is the city's lowest rainfall total for the first month of spring since 2012 and its 3rd lowest September total since the year 2000.

Elsewhere, Oakey (1.2mm) and Amberley (5.2mm) also just had one of their driest Septembers of the past two decades.

On Thursday, thunderstorms are a good chance of developing over southeast Queensland as a low pressure trough moves into the region. But while these storms could produce damaging winds and large hail, heavy rain may not be a major factor owing to the relatively low availability of moisture in the atmosphere.

Image: Thunderstorm outlook for Thursday afternoon.

Unfortunately, Brisbane and other parched areas of southeast Queensland may have to wait a bit longer for a decent bout of spring rain.

Be sure to keep up to date with the latest severe thunderstorm warnings in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW on Thursday.

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