Dry leads to winter of discontent
BRISBANE is expected to record one of its driest winters in years, having had just 71.4mm of rain in the past three months.
Today, the first day of spring, should record a temperature of 24C, right on the September average.
The coldest winter night in Queensland was -5.1C, at Stanthorpe, on August 7, which was 7.3C below average.
In July the Granite Belt recorded its best snowfalls since 1984.
“The hottest day in Queensland was 37.3C, 6.5C above the August average, at Century Mine, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, on August 24,” Weatherzone forecaster Anthony Duke said.
In the far north, Cairns had 220.2mm, its third wettest winter in 72 years.
Temperatures will rise gradually through the week with the chance of a storm around Thursday. WEATHER P49