South-east to score welcome rain while rest of state will have barely a drizzle
South-east to score welcome rain while rest of state will have barely a drizzle Tessa Mapstone

South-east scores rain while state remains dry

QUEENSLAND'S south-east is in for a dreary and wet weekend while the rest of the state has its desperate hopes for significant rain dashed once again.

At least it will be good outdoor weather outside of the south-east.

In the past 24 hours, parts of the Sunshine Coast including Noosa Heads have had 32mm of rain, with the next 48 hours to bring up to 100mm in some areas before a coastal trough heads out to sea on Sunday.

Most of the area, including Gympie to the north, can expect closer to 30mm, 

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Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said Ipswich and Toowoomba were in for scattered rains, of about 10mm for the next 24 hours with even less for those further inland.

Heading north, Gladstone has had 7mm in the past 24 hours, Rockhampton had 2mm, so barely enough to even green up the grass.

Early next week a Low is expected to form along the east coast, driving rain back to south-east Queensland then on to New South Wales' north coast from early next week.

More than three-quarters of the state -- 75.5% -- is currently declared drough-stricken.

The dry extends from Mt Isa in the state's north-west to Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.

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