No fires and a chance of rain

IF you see any smiling faces on firefighters this weekend it's because things are pretty close to normal.

All fires in the Rockhampton region are out and a spokesperson for the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service yesterday said this weekend was expected to be the most normal they'd had in more than a month.

Crews were patrolling the Mount Archer National Park all day yesterday and confirmed everything was under control.

The spokesperson said there were some logs still smouldering but they were all safe.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast fine weather today and tomorrow with light to moderate winds and perhaps a little bit of cloud hanging around.

A spokesman in the Rockhampton office said there was definitely a chance of rain on Monday or Tuesday.

So far this month there has been on 6.6mm of rainfall, which fell on the city on October 8.

The wettest October on record is in 1952 when 152.4mm soaked Rockhampton.

The driest year was 1977 when only 0.4mm of rainfall was recorded.

Days shouldn't be too warm with maximum temperatures expected to reach 30C to 32C over the weekend.

The long-term average maximum temperature for October is 29.6C.

- Kieran Campbell



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