Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Mackay records wetter October

Friday November 2, 2012 - 13:03 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology says despite predicted El Nino conditions, Mackay recorded a higher rainfall over the past month than at the same time last year.

While it was was still below the October average, Mackay had almost double the rain compared to the same period last year.

Collinsville also had its lowest rainfall in six years, with only 1.2 millimetres measured.

Climate services manager Jeff Sabburg says it is a return to normal weather patterns.

"Generally speaking it's resulted in dry weather, cool nights but daytime temps have been average for Mackay, rainfall it's come in at around 17.1[mm] which is only about half the expected rainfall, so that's interesting," he said.

He says the cold weather was a record for Collinsville.

"Collinsville came in with the lowest temp in October, this is for one day on the 13th it came in at 7.3 degrees, that beat the previous coolest day of 8.3 on the 8th of October in 1966 - that's just broken a 54-year record there," he said.


- ABC

© ABC 2012

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Tasmania floods: Recovery money targets farmers, small businesses

15:34 EST

Interest-free loans for up to two years are among extra flood assistance detailed for Tasmanian farmers and businesses.

Lorinna residents still relying on barge after floods cut road access

12:58 EST

Almost three weeks after the devastating floods in north-west Tasmania, there is still no road access for the small community of Lorinna.

Mild wake up for the Northern Territory

12:52 EST

From southwest WA to the eastern seaboard, overnight temperatures plummeted well below average on Sunday morning.