With a La Nina system dominating weather patterns again this year, summer 2011/2012 is forecast to be another wet one.
After last summer's devastating conditions many Queenslanders will be hoping for something a little milder this year.
Forecasts indicate another La Nina pattern will again bring a wetter than average summer, but things shouldn't get quite as hairy as last wet season says Townsville weather bureau forecaster Doug Fraser.
"It is actually quite common that a strong La Nina will be followed by a weaker one, so it is not unusual to see that happening and generally as we are predicting it is not quite as bad a season as the preceding one."
The La Nina pattern would suggest an earlier start to the summer rains again this year, however in comparison to last year's record September rainfall, things are running a bit behind says Mr Fraser.
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