Sun sets on dry spell as rainy days make a return to Cairns
PACK your umbrella and rain poncho because the wet weather is making a comeback this week.
Cairns weather bureau duty forecaster Liz Heba said yesterday isolated showers were expected across Cairns and the Tableland fromtoday.
"We are expecting a few showers around the coastal areas tomorrow (Tuesday) and we'll see showers developing inland for Wednesday and Thursday," she said. "We're not expecting any heavy falls.
"We're just looking at some isolated showers."
Ms Heba said August was generally the driest month of the year and average rainfall was down from previous years.
"On July 10, we had 38.6mm of rain (measured) at Cairns airport," she said..
"The average for July is about 29mm and August is 27mm on average so we are well below the average for August."
Temperatures are also tippedto rise with a maximum of 29C on Friday. Certainly, the minimum temperatures have gone up since last week.
"We've been seeing maximums in the mid-20s in Cairns, so we are expecting a little bit above average."
Forecast for Cairns today is for a shower or two, morning and evening with maximum of 26C.
Mareeba should be fine and partly cloudy, with a top of 26C while at Innisfail, there will be a shower or two and maximum of 26C.
Queensland Rural Fire Service said fire danger for Cairns and the Far North sits at low to moderate.
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