Above average October rainfall and hotter temps for Coast
MARYBOROUGH recorded above average rainfall for October and temperatures across the Fraser Coast were a few degrees above the October average of 27 degrees.
The Bureau of Meteorology's monthly statistics show Maryborough recording 97.2mm for the month, above the 73.4mm average record for October.
Hervey Bay recorded less rainfall with only 41.2mm, below the monthly average of 63mm.
The hottest day for the month was October 5 where Maryborough recorded a steamy 30.9 degrees and Hervey Bay slightly cooler at 30.2 degrees, above the historic October temperature of 27 degrees.
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November records for Hervey Bay
Highest On Record: 33.8°C 1st 2003
Wettest On Record119.8mm 2007
Driest On Record0.2mm 2011
Near- ro above-average rainfall was recorded across most of northern Queensland, the central coast, and much of the southeast.
The southwest recorded mean maxima well above the October average, while below-average maxima were recorded across the State's northeast.
Overnight temperatures were also well above average in the southwest, but near-average elsewhere.
Rainfall was below average across large parts of western, central and southern Queensland. Near- to above-average rainfall was recorded across most of northern Queensland, the central coast, and much of the southeast.
The statewide mean and minimum temperatures both ranked sixth-warmest on record for October, while the maximum temperature ranked equal-ninth-warmest.
Rainfall was well below the long-term average in large parts of the west, central, southern interior and southwest districts during October.
The lack of rain-bearing systems reaching the central west has exacerbated throughout the west, central west and central southern parts of Queensland.
In contrast, October rainfall was near-average to above-average in parts of the southeast, central coast and northern Queensland.