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Queensland’s calm, dry, June finishing wet and windy

The month of June is finishing on a wet and windy note in Queensland, in contrast to the last fortnight and the month as a whole, which has been calm, clear and dry.

The end to the month will not be extremely wet or windy but the change will be quite noticeable, at least in the east of the state.

Gone are the clear and crisp nights and sunny days, now replaced by cloudy skies, showers and gusty winds. This is having the effect of warming the nights and early mornings by as much as 10 degrees. In the last few nights, Cairns has stayed warmer than about 19 degrees, only a week ago it dipped below 10.

Over inland areas, frost will be put on hold because of the arrival of cloud and showers.

Whilst showers will be fairly widespread across the state this week, only pockets of the interior can expect more than five millimetres worth. Near the east coast there is potential for 10 to 20mm, with more than 50mm a chance on the northern tropical coast.

For some, including the southeast, this will be the first rain in a fortnight or longer.

Wind will also be strong at times on the coast. Strong wind warnings have already been issued for almost the entire length of the coast.

– Weatherzone


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