A BIZARRE storm bought plenty of wind but no rain to the Fraser Coast on Monday night.

The overnight storm hit almost two months before the annual storm season traditionally begins and could be preview to a bigger-than-usual season.

Bureau of Meteorology spokesman Ken Kato said the lack of an El Nino or La Nina weather pattern off the Queensland coastline generally led to a more active storm season.

He said while there was a chance of rain or storms before the end of the week, it was likely to be isolated.

The lack of rain was not welcome news for Fraser Coast canefarmers.

Canefarmers Maryborough chairman Trevor Turner said a few inches of rain was needed to help establish cane planted and cut cane for next season.



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