Parts of Queensland are experiencing their wettest July in well over a decade, with rainfall records smashed.


Puts of Queensland are experiencing their wettest July in well over a decade with rainfall records smashed. A large rain band is moving across the state making for a muddy start to the annual Big Red Bash music festival in the Outback. 

Arriving in Birdsville after a long and muddy journey. Welcome to the Big Red Bash! Thousands of travellers with trailers in tow, some clean, others not. Wet, muddy, slippery, but we got here. 

We're just watching people get bogged. A usually scorched red landscape swamped, roads in flooded, leaving plenty stuck in the mud. And here is our first rescue. But there's no stopping this Outback tradition the gumboots are on for everyone. 

With the booty she's good, otherwise no good. Rain and mud embraced. I knew I'd be able to just enjoy and embrace it. We had forecast about 5 or 10 mil. We ended up with 18 in Birdsville. 

That's triple the average in just one day. It's the same large cloud band bringing all that rain to the Outback and here to the southeast, breaking rainfall records for this time of year. 

Under 70 millimetres at Mount McConnell and 94 .6 at Paloma in Townsville. A lot of these places seeing really unseasonable rainfall. The Barollys coming out in Brisbane as blue skies appear in Birdsville. 

Bring on the music. Refusing to let a little rain rain on their parade. Georgia Holland, 7 News. So Tony Orton, how much more rain can we expect in the southeast? Well Max, we still have the tail end of this weather system moving through overnight 

before some sunny breaks return tomorrow. After widespread falls over 20 millimetres in the past day, the radar shows a line of showers moving across the southeast this evening. A little bit of an easing trend behind it but still some development. 

We could still get a few more drops and maybe a rumble of thunder form overnight as this trough moves through shortly after midnight. Then most of that rain should be gone by sunrise tomorrow as it all moves off the coast.


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