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Gladstone Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|October 2015 Average||17.5||-1.2||28.3||-0.2|
|Oct 1958-2014 Average||18.7||28.5|
|Oct 1958-2014 Highest||23.7||28th 2007||40.0||31st 1958|
|Oct 1958-2014 Lowest||10.9||5th 1981||20.7||4th 1981|
|October 2015 Total||55 0.0||0 day(s)|
|Oct 1958-2014 Average Total||58.2||7.6 day(s)|
|Oct 1958-2014 Wettest Total||276.8||1975|
|Oct 1958-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||149.4||7th 1961|
|Oct 1958-2014 Driest Total||0.4||2006|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||594.4||80 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 1958-2014 Average Total||698.0||80.3 day(s)|
The heat currently affecting southeastern Australia is rare, not just for this time of year but even for summer, covering an unusually large area.
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.