Showers loom for south-east Queensland on the weekend as Australia records one of its driest days on record

DRY: Australia experiences one of the driest days across the country. Photo: Derek Barry
DRY: Australia experiences one of the driest days across the country. Photo: Derek Barry

AFTER weeks of hot and dry and dangerous fire conditions, south-east Queensland has a good chance of picking up some showers or a storm on the weekend.

It comes as mainland Australia records one of the driest days on record, with only two locations receiving a few spits of rain.

No rain at all fell on Queensland on Monday, however the Bureau of Meteorology said there were showers elsewhere.

"Victoria (Springvale) totals were below 3 mm," a meteorologist said.

Labelle, in the Northern Territory also received less than 6 mm.

Beaudesert will have a 20 per cent chance of a shower Wednesday and this will rise to 40 per cent on Saturday and 50 per cent on Sunday, with the chance of a storm.

Temperatures will hit a steamy 37 degrees on Saturday.

Redlands will have a 30 per cent chance of a light shower on Saturday, rising to 60 per cent on Sunday.

Jimboomba has the best shot at refreshing falls, with a 40 per cent chance on Saturday, rising to a high 80 per cent chance on Sunday.

A BOM spokesperson said it was unusual for the mainland to be so dry this deep into November.

DRY: Very little rain fell across the Australian mainland yesterday. Photo: BOM

DRY: Very little rain fell across the Australian mainland yesterday. Photo: BOM

"Australia takes weather from all directions, which makes it a very rare occurrence for rain-bearing clouds to not hit the mainland," the spokesperson said.

"For Mount Isa there is no rain predicted for the next 10 days and the seasonal outlook predicts a late wet season."

The BOM spokesperson said the monsoon was over India which was unusual as usually it had slipped south by this time of year.

"Because it is late we don't predict to see rain until December and the monsoon set in until the New Year," he said.

"Every wet season is different, so it is hard to predict at this stage."