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Queensland Sea Surface Temperature

The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.

In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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10:19 EDT

Being able to enjoy water sports on an outback cattle station is not something that happens very often, especially in the desert.

Queensland weather: Heatwave conditions to hit state's south over next four days

10:11 EDT

Heatwave conditions are set to scorch southern Queensland today for a second time in just over a week, with paramedics preparing for another spike in heat-related cases.

Boulia shire enjoys a long-awaited start to wet season

09:30 EDT

The Queensland channel country town of Boulia enjoyed some good rain at last in 2016 with the Bureau of Meteorology recording five times the 2015 rainfall.