Gold Coast On Track To Driest January On Record

Just 4mm of rain in past month


28 January 2019

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Gold Coast gardens are looking a little wilted after a hot and dry January.

In fact, there was so little rain fall across the region, the Coast is on track to seeing the driest January since records began 34 years ago.

The record was last set in 2003, when Coolangatta Airport received just 11mm in the first month of year.

Fast-forward to 2019 and the region has only seen 3.8mm in the past 28 days.

"That's compared to the average for January of 161mm," said Mark Trenorden from the Bureau of Meteorology.

The forecaster said there are a few showers on the radar for the next few days, but he didn't expect much rain to fall.

"It's possible but looking unlikely," he said.

"We've still got a high over the Tasman Sea and a weakish ridge over South East Queensland that's just bringing the odd shower to the Coast over the next few days; nothing too much in it, just a millimetre here and there". 

 

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