UNSETTLED WEATHER: Dalby experienced record-breaking weather this weekend.
UNSETTLED WEATHER: Dalby experienced record-breaking weather this weekend.

Dalby receives highest July rainfall in nearly a decade

IN JUST three days Dalby received more than the monthly rainfall average for July, and experienced the highest July rainfall numbers in seven years. 

Rainfall numbers peaked at 21.4mm on Sunday at the Dalby Aerodrome, making it the highest July daily rainfall number since July 20, 2013. 

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Shane Kennedy told the Herald the region had experienced some "unsettled" weather for the weekend. 

"We had a surface trough in the west that pushed across the south of the state over Saturday and Sunday," he said.

"In the wake of that trough we did see some unsettled weather."

Mr Kennedy said the average rainfall in July was 22mm, and after the significant rainfall on Saturday the total rainfall for the whole of July in Dalby had hit 32mm as of the weekend.

Higher rainfall levels were accompanied by temperatures sitting well above average for this time of year. 

The region's average temperatures for July sit between four degrees and 20 degrees, according to Mr Kennedy. 

Temperatures ranged between nine degree and 20.6 degrees on Friday, and Saturday brought with it temperatures between 12.7 and 21.4 degrees. 

Temps dropped again on Saturday night, with the minimum for Sunday sitting on 13.4, and the maximum dropping to 17.5. 

These drops in temperatures will continue throughout the remainder of this week, according to Mr Kennedy. 

"We'll likely see those minimum temperatures plummet so it's looking like one degree tomorrow, and staying below five degrees for the rest of the week," he said. 

"We're likely to see the risk of frost for the next few days."


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