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Month's worth of rain to fall on Bundaberg this weekend

Forecasters say Bundaberg could receive a month’s worth of rain this weekend with 20-40mm expected to fall.
Forecasters say Bundaberg could receive a month’s worth of rain this weekend with 20-40mm expected to fall. Kevin Farmer

FORECASTERS say Bundaberg could receive a month's worth of rain this weekend with 20-40mm expected to fall.

The region's monthly average August rainfall is 33mm and forecaster Rick Threlfall said it was unlikely we would see any sunshine at all today.

"It will be cloudy (this)sat morning with the rain spreading in from the northwest pretty much for the whole day," he said.

"It will be a cloudy and wet day and fairly cool.

"It probably won't reach much above 17 degrees."

Mr Threlfall said the bulk of the expected rain was forecast to fall today.

"We'd expect about 20-40mm out of the whole thing because the rain will carry on until Sunday morning as well but then it should clear off pretty early for a fine, sunny afternoon," he said.

"It will be the wettest it's been for quite a while.

"Then we'll see fine and sunny conditions but cool in the mornings again."
South Bingera farmer Craig Van Rooyen grows avocadoes, macadamias and lychees and said the expected rain was "perfect timing" for his crops.

"I think it's a great start to the spring," he said.

"Flowering is coming on now so the trees are starting to demand water so it will be the perfect timing for tree crops.

"Because the flowers haven't opened yet, so it's nice to get the rain now."

Mr Van Rooyen said conditions were currently very dry and the rain would be a welcome relief.

"The river has a higher salt content than we would like at the moment so this will be good," he said.

"There's salt going into the soil when we irrigate so it will be nice to get this rain with no faults."

The forecast comes as more of the state was drought declared this week bringing the tally to 75% of Queensland in drought.

Agriculture Minister John McVeigh said a significant lack of rainfall had led to the deterioration in rural pastures across the south-east

He said while areas, including Brisbane City Council and the Lockyer Valley, had been drought-declared earlier this month, that area now extended from Mt Isa in the north-west to Coolangatta in the south.

"Unfortunately, the dry winter and heavy frosts from the cold nights have hit pastures in the south-east," he said.

"The drought now has a vast geographical spread across our state."



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