November dry spell to end with rain

AFTER a record dry spell for eastern Queensland, heavy rain is on the forecast which may cause flooding across some southern regions.

"The rain has already begun over far western Queensland with 11mm falling overnight on Monday at Phosphate Hill," Tom Saunders, senior meteorologist at the Weather Channel said.

"Heavy falls will spread east through western districts, reaching Longreach and Charleville by (last) night. Heavy rain will then spread further east across the central inland and south-east on Wednesday.

"Towns through the Central Highlands and Darling Downs should also see their first rain of the month on Wednesday but only light falls will reach the central and tropical coast.

"The trough responsible for the rain will then stall over inland Queensland on Thursday, causing rain to continue until at least the weekend.

"By Sunday most of central and south-east Queensland will receive at least 50mm of rain but falls on the ranges could exceed 100mm."

Mr Saunders said the rain from this weather system should be similar in intensity to the November rain across Queensland last year which caused widespread flooding.

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