More rain on the way

WHILE Australia recorded its third wettest October on record, Bundaberg went against the national trend to post a lower-than-average rainfall last month.

For the month of October, Bundaberg recorded 49.8mm compared with an average of 73mm.

Bureau of Meteorology Queensland forecaster Michelle Berry said the rain would return today with moderate falls predicted for the Wide Bay region of between 20mm and 40mm.

Cloud cover would see maximum daytime average temperatures drop by 4 degrees to a cool top temperature of 24 degrees today. Unstable conditions were expected to continue on Saturday and Sunday but the temperature should be warmer.

Miss Berry said the current La Nina weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean was expected to continue to bring wetter-than-average falls during summer and until March next year.

“There is a 70% chance of a wetter-than-average November to January,” she said.

Queensland has had a very wet month, recording its wettest October in 10 years.

“The Northern Territory recorded its wettest October on record while New South Wales had its wettest in 34 years,” said Tom Saunders, meteorologist at The Weather Channel.

Victoria recorded its wettest October in 18 years.



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