Ashleigh Cerda, 5, holidaying at Greenmount Beach in the not so welcoming weather.
Ashleigh Cerda, 5, holidaying at Greenmount Beach in the not so welcoming weather. John Gass

Forecast for only four days without rain this month

IF the Tweed shire had a theme song, it would likely be BJ Thomas' Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head.

The forecast for this month may be slightly depressing for some, with rain, rain and more rain set to blanket the Tweed.

Weatherzone meteorologists are predicting only four days of clear weather in March, with a medium to high chance of rain predicted on every other day.

"We're expecting rain and offshore winds persisting and a trough moving through the region which will bring more showers each day," a meteorologist said.

My Daily News rain gauge keepers recorded 470mm of rain for February and a total of 782mm for the year, which the meteorologist said was higher than average.

"What we're seeing is warmer than normal temperatures off the east coast, causing more rain," he said.

He added that the 25 days of rainfall seen in February was unusually high and March was expected to continue the trend.

"Typically during March the region sees around 16 days of rainfall. Weather systems are contributing to more rain," he said.

However, April may bring some reprieve from the wet weather.

"We're expecting things to turn back closer to average and will likely get some more dry weather," he said.


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