Queensland gets drenched, wettest July on record in parts

Rain has spread a long way across Queensland in the last few days, further and heavier than in a normal July.

It has spread as far west as Mount Isa and Hungerford but not as far west as Birdsville.

Mount Isa and Cloncurry in the northwest only picked up two millimetres each but this has only happened once in the last 10 Julys.

Rain has been more soaking further east, even in the Maranoa and Darling Downs which has been fairly dry this year. Injune picked up 50mm, nearly twice the monthly average. Oakey gained more than 15mm and now has about 60mm this month, twice the July average. This breaks a six month streak of below average monthly rainfall for Oakey.

One of the wettest spots this month has been Ayr, just south of Townsville, where 105mm has fallen, now their wettest July on record.

Rain is starting to clear as an unseasonable low heads further off the east coast.

Meanwhile much of Western Australia has now had their monthly average rainfall or close to it thanks to several bursts of rain during the last week.

More rain is on the way due to a couple more frontal systems linking up with cloudbands before the end of the month, forecasters say.