Dry set to continue

THE RUN of dry weather on the Fraser Coast is showing no signs of abating, despite a thunder storm that is forecast to hit the Fraser Coast tonight.

While Bureau forecaster Geoff Doueal said there would be welcome showers on the Fraser Coast today, he said it was unlikely there would be any really significant rain fall recorded as a result of the storm.

This time last year the Fraser Coast had a torrent of wet weather.

The 2008 averages for November was 71.4mm in Maryborough and 105.8mm in Hervey Bay.

But this year had seen a dramatic change.

While the average rainfall for October in Maryborough is 74.5mm, the Heritage City recorded only 5mm of rain last month.

In Hervey Bay the average rainfall for October is 62.3mm. The total rainfall last month was 9.8mm.

So far this month, Maryborough has recorded 3mm of rain. The average total for Maryborough in November is 86mm.

For Hervey Bay, the average total is 79.2mm. Hervey Bay has recorded 5mm of rain so far this month.

Both Maryborough and Hervey Bay are currently under water restrictions.

In Hervey Bay all sprinklers, irrigation systems and soaker hoses are being between 9am and 4pm.

In Maryborough sprinklers can be used between 6am and 8am and 6pm and 8pm.

Residents can use hand held hoses at any time.



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