03 March 2013

More rain coming

The Sunday Mail reports:

DRENCHING rains since the start of the year have seen Brisbane receive more than half its annual average rainfall.

Thanks to the rain associated with ex-Cyclone Oswald, a wet February and a soggy start to March, more than 600mm has fallen on Brisbane, where the annual mean rainfall is 1149mm.

The bucketing is just a snapshot of a wild start to 2013 in Queensland - with more to come.

The weather bureau is watching a monsoon trough in the north that could turn into a cyclone, bringing more rain to drench Queensland.

Brisbane will today exceed its March average rainfall in the wettest weekend since the Australia Day holiday deluge.

From late Friday night to yesterday evening, between 100 and 120mm had fallen, with another 50 to 70mm expected before noon today, as a result of an upper air system fuelled by moist east-northeasterlies.

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