No sooner had I published yesterday’s post than we got a spot of rain. Just enough to layer the dust and make me bring the washing in. According to the bureau 1.2mm at Brisbane Airport weather station.

Still, April (and May, June, July) are going to have to be incredibly wet if Brisbane is to avoid disaster. Jan/Feb/Mar are supposed to be the wettest months, but in the March just gone we got less than 1/5 of the average rainfall for the month.

Check the graph below which shows average and past 12 months’ rainfall for Brisbane (airport).

I have heard on the grapevine that ‘apocalypse’ scenarios for Brisbane are being considered: when does trucking of drinking water start, what are the evacuation options if the pipes run dry.

Scary stuff.