May rainfall well below average
THE Tweed shire enjoyed rainfall well below average throughout May but the heavens are predicted to open again this month.
The Weather Channel recorded just 29mm at the Bray Park weather station, near Murwillumbah, last month compared to the average of 138mm.
And just across the border in Coolangatta 46mm was recorded last month compared to the average of 148mm.
Chief meteorologist Dick Whittaker said a high-pressure system and declining La Nina pattern across the east coast were the cause of the dry spell but warned Tweed would get wet again this month.
"It looks like we'll get above average rainfall in June," Mr Whittaker said.
"The recent rain over the weekend was caused by an east coast low and we could see another one developing tomorrow that will mean coastal showers for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday."
He said daytime maximum temperatures would stay close to average, but minimum temperatures would be just warmer than usual due to extra cloud cover.