I have come to the conclusion that the Bureau of Meteorology model to predict short term rainfall needs serious recalibration.

It seems like every week for the past 6 weeks the forecast has been “fine” with showers later in the week. As the week goes by, the forecast slowly changes to “fine” with a few showers by the middle of the next week, and by the middle of the next week, well, you get the picture.

There was even a day (when I was in the country) when I was warned to get home early because a major storm was approaching Brisbane. Brisbane had 1.4mm of rain that day.

The fact is that in the two months that I have been in Brisbane there has been one day of reasonable rain that I can remember, plus one very light sprinkle yesterday.

I get the feeling that normal service won’t return any time soon.