Dry conditions continue as hot summer ends


February appears likely to conclude on a dry note as little rain is forecast on Thursday to end a withering summer in the Bundaberg Region.

Bundaberg has received just 51.2mm so far in February, which follows several dry months and is well below the long-term February average of 157mm.

In a sign of climate change, the lowest-ever February rainfall recorded was 1.8mm in 2017.

The March average is 113mm but there's little rain forecast, with the weather bureau predicting just 0-8mm each day between now and Wednesday, 6 March.

The highest temperature in February so far was 36.2 on the 21st and the lowest overnight minimum was 17.8 on the 27th.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma failed to deliver any of the rain that was hoped for by farmers and gardeners.