Kaylah Morrison and Danille Maughan made the best of the extremely dry and hot weather with a refreshing swim at Kelly’s Beach.
Kaylah Morrison and Danille Maughan made the best of the extremely dry and hot weather with a refreshing swim at Kelly’s Beach. Scottie Simmonds

No November rain

THE Bundaberg region is heading for one of the driest Novembers on record, but it's just a bump in the road on the way to an above-average rainfall summer, according to the experts.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Bryan Rolstone said there was little rain on the horizon for the rest of the month.

The best we can hope for was a light shower this morning, and again tomorrow morning.

"Then there will be thundery rain spreading across from the west on Thursday," he said.

Mr Rolstone said the rain would only last about a day.

A trough will come out of the west and build up thundery storms," he said.

On Friday, a south-easterly change would bring cooler, drier air into the region and push the rain away.

Mr Rolstone said the weather would most likely clear up on Saturday and Sunday.

Temperatures will also stay up, with maximums expected to be in the high 20 or low 30 degree range for the rest of the week.

The UV index will also be in the extreme range.

But Thursday's rain will be too late to register on the rainfall for November, with only 0.4mm recorded so far this month.

That compares to the previously driest November on record, back in 1994, when 3mm of rain fell.

But Mr Rolstone said the region was still on track for above-average rainfall during the summer, when the La Nina system forms in the Pacific.



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