ONGOING dry autumn weather could be interrupted later in the week with very light through to moderate rain falling on a wide area of Queensland.
The eight day forecast issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on Monday morning (see map above) shows a potentially useful 15-25mm in northern parts, but only 5-10mm for south eastern areas.
In western areas the prediction is for 0-1mm. Much of the interior will remain fine and dry.
While unlikely to be sufficient to trigger any mass winter crop plantings, this week's promised rain is hoped to lead into a what has been predicted as a wetter winter.
BoM continues to forecast that June to August are likely to be wetter than average for most of Australia.
Similarly, BoM says July to September is also likely to be wetter than average, with higher chances for the eastern two-thirds of Australia.