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Sandy Cape Climate

Sandy Cape Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
29.3 29.2 28.4 26.8 24.2 21.9 21.2 22.3 24.3 26.0 27.4 28.7 25.8
Mean Min (°C)
22.4 22.5 21.7 20.1 17.7 15.3 14.4 15.2 17.0 18.8 20.3 21.7 18.9
Mean Rain (mm)
160.5 171.7 159.5 118.7 119.5 108.7 91.2 65.4 49.3 60.8 72.5 95.3 1274.8
Median Rain (mm)
134.0 129.4 129.0 98.7 105.4 82.1 71.1 54.6 38.7 45.9 59.9 71.1 1217.5
Mean Rain Days
13.6 14.4 16.5 15.4 15.3 12.8 11.7 10.1 8.2 8.4 8.8 10.4 143.5

Sandy Cape Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
34.2 34.3 34.7 31.4 28.7 27.8 26.5 27.2 29.3 31.8 33.8 34.7 34.7
Low Max (°C)
22.7 22.2 21.9 18.9 14.9 13.5 11.6 13.1 17.4 17.5 21.0 20.6 11.6
High Min (°C)
27.5 27.3 26.0 24.8 23.4 22.0 20.2 20.1 22.1 23.3 24.6 26.0 27.5
Low Min (°C)
16.7 15.8 14.6 13.3 9.6 6.7 5.2 5.6 9.4 11.2 13.9 15.5 5.2
High Rain (mm)
374.7 432.4 265.0 193.5 254.0 214.6 178.3 111.0 178.8 119.4 152.4 196.3 432.4

Sandy Cape Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
31.2 31.6 30.5 28.5 26.2 23.8 23.1 24.4 26.0 28.7 29.0 31.0 26.6
Low Mn. Max (°C)
26.7 27.4 26.4 24.3 22.3 20.0 19.4 20.7 22.9 23.8 25.3 26.4 24.5
High Mn. Min (°C)
23.7 24.4 23.0 21.2 19.5 17.0 17.0 17.2 18.6 21.2 22.1 23.6 20.0
Low Mn. Min (°C)
20.4 20.7 20.4 18.6 15.7 12.8 12.5 13.4 14.8 17.3 19.1 20.0 17.8
High Rain (mm)
838.1 810.8 567.1 523.3 420.3 354.8 439.8 252.6 318.2 229.6 324.4 428.3 2399.4
Low Rain (mm)
2.6 7.4 6.8 6.2 9.4 11.9 5.8 0.2 0.0 2.3 1.4 1.6 455.8

Sandy Cape Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Sandy Cape Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≥ 35.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≥ 30.0°C
11.1 9.4 5.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 6.6 34.1
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Sandy Cape 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
31.1 31.1 30.1 28.4 26.2 24.0 23.4 24.3 26.0 27.6 29.0 30.4 29.4
Low Max
27.5 27.5 26.8 25.0 22.3 19.5 18.9 20.2 22.5 24.3 25.7 27.0 22.0
High Min
24.1 24.1 23.3 21.8 20.0 17.8 17.0 17.4 19.2 20.7 22.1 23.6 22.6
Low Min
20.7 21.0 20.0 18.4 15.6 12.7 11.5 12.6 14.8 16.9 18.6 20.0 15.0

Sandy Cape Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
57 56 57 57 56 56 54 55 54 57 57 56 55.9
Earliest Entry
1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Maxima
56 56 57 57 56 55 54 56 55 57 57 56 55.8
Earliest Entry
1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Rainfall
126 126 126 124 125 126 125 125 125 126 124 124 125.2
Earliest Entry
1888 1888 1888 1888 1888 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE
Wide Bay & Burnett, Queensland
24.7297°S 153.2083°E 99m AMSL
Commenced 1871
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Rain welcome but many in western Queensland 'still doing it tough'

21:28 EDT

Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.

Solid central Australian rain a bonus as pastoral company progresses with drought-proofing strategy aimed at selling heavier cattle

17:06 EDT

A Central Australian pastoral company says recent solid rain across its five cattle stations is a welcome bonus as it continues with a drought-proofing strategy.

Tropical Cyclone Tatiana intensifies, may bring dangerous swell to Queensland coast: BoM

16:18 EDT

Queensland's first cyclone of the season poses no immediate threat to the coast but may whip up dangerous swells for south-east beaches early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.