SKIES OPEN: The North Burnett recorded its wettest October on record.
SKIES OPEN: The North Burnett recorded its wettest October on record. Brenda Strong

Burnett smashes the rainfall record

OCTOBER was officially the wettest month in 12 years for the North Burnett.

Monto received the most rain, with 290mm falling in the township.

Gayndah recorded 174mm throughout the month.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Annabelle Ford said the entire weather pattern was out of the norm as it caused immense destruction and flash flooding.

"It was definitely an unusual system that was created as a result of a big weather system followed by lower and upper troughs,” Ms Ford said.

"The combination of the lower and upper troughs caused torrential rain to fall in many places, we were expecting lots of rain, but it's not your usual October.”

The previous record for Monto was 201mm in and 169mm for Gayndah in 2005.

Ms Ford said the Bureau was currently on La Nina watch.

She said it was not expected much rain would be produced.

"It's happening much later than it was expected and as a result the system will be quite weak,” she said.

La Nina is typically associated with wetter conditions for Queensland and the eastern states.

Ms Ford said there would likely be a few rainfalls up until the weekend.

"We're expecting just a few rainfalls to hit the region,


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