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Cooktown Ap Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|October 2015 Average||22.6||+0.1||14 28.6||-1.8|
|Oct 2000-2014 Average||22.5||30.4|
|Oct 2000-2014 Highest||26.0||22nd 2001||38.0||24th 2002|
|Oct 2000-2014 Lowest||14.6||14th 2009||26.0||19th 2011|
|October 2015 Total||5.8||1 day(s)|
|Oct 2000-2014 Average Total||23.1||5.7 day(s)|
|Oct 2000-2014 Wettest Total||88.0||2001|
|Oct 2000-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||46.0||23rd 2001|
|Oct 2000-2014 Driest Total||0.0||2002|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||1271.0||101 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 2000-2014 Average Total||1301.5||126.0 day(s)|
Nth Cst & Tableland, Queensland
The heat currently affecting southeastern Australia is rare, covering an unusually large area, not just for this time of year but even for summer.
As South Australia continues to heat up in unseasonably hot weather, the Country Fire Service (CFS) has issued an extreme fire danger rating for the Mount Lofty Ranges and the state's lower south-east.
A Western Queensland grazier who has overcome depression says he will not allow the current drought to drag him back into the dark days of negative thinking.