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Queensland Forecast

  • Wednesday Isolated showers along the north and south coasts. Warm to very warm throughout.

  • Thursday Isolated showers about the coast and ranges. Dry and sunny elsewhere, warm throughout.

  • Friday Windy with showers in the east, dry in the west. Very warm in the NW, grading mild to the SE.

  • Saturday Showers along the coast and ranges. Warm in the far north, mild elsewhere.

  • Sunday Cloudy with showers along the coast and ranges. Warm in the far west, mild elsewhere.

Qld Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sun 20/05 Mon 21/05 Tue 22/05

26.8°C

Coconut Island
Hottest

34.5°C

Coconut Island

34.4°C

Coconut Island

34.6°C

Coconut Island

36.0°C

Burketown Ap

6.1°C

Stanthorpe
Coldest

-3.8°C

Stanthorpe

-0.9°C

Oakey Ap

-2.7°C

Stanthorpe

-3.8°C

Stanthorpe

SE 48km/h

Double Is Pt
Windiest

75km/h

Bougainville Reef

75km/h

Bougainville Reef

66km/h

Bougainville Reef
-

0.8mm last hr

Lady Elliot Island
Wettest

50.0mm

Barcaldine

8.0mm

Euramo

3.0mm

Lady Elliot Island

3.0mm

Lockhart River Ap
Queensland's Records for May
Max Min Rain
Highest 40.9°C at
Georgetown Ap in 2017
Lowest 6.9°C at
Stanthorpe in 1969
Highest 28.0°C at
Coconut Island in 2001
Lowest -6.8°C at
Stanthorpe in 2006
Highest 318.8mm at
Mackay Ap in 1955

Queensland Monthly Summaries

May 2018
Station
(Ungroup by district)
Mean min Anomaly Mean max Anomaly Total rain Percent of mean
°C °C °C °C mm %
13.2 +0.2 24.2 +0.6 24.6 24
22.3 +0.9 31.5 -0.4 0.4 2
20.7 +0.8 28.5 +0.8 24.0 26
17.6 -0.1 28.8 +1.1 1.2 4
17.1 -0.1 24.9 +0.7 18.8 18
14.7 +0.4 27.7 +1.7 9.2 20
10.8 -1.3 26.2 -0.9 0.0 0
15.1 +1.3 28.2 +0.2 0.2 2
10.9 -0.1 24.3 +0.2 0.0 0
8.3 -0.7 24.7 +1.3 0.2 1
9.8 -0.2 21.0 +1.1 20 6.2 16
14.0 -0.2 26.0 +1.2 11.2 16
10  
A yellow cell indicates a probable monthly record for this site (sites with ≥ 10 years of records only). The number of years of records available for the relevant field for this month is indicated in black. See the station's climate page for full details.
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