Queensland experiences fourth-warmest July on record

If you thought it seemed a little warmer than usual last month, well you weren’t wrong…

Queensland has officially recorded its fourth-warmest July on record!

The Bureau of Meteorology released their Climate Summary for July 2018 on Wednesday, confirming that the sunshine state had a mean maximum temperature nearly 2 degrees higher than the long-term average.


The weather bureau said clear, warm and sunny days were experienced across Queensland for most of the second half of the month, with the Gold Coast experiencing its highest July mean daily maximum temperature on record.

Coolangatta set a new record of 21.9 degrees, as did the Gold Coast Seaway at 22.3 degrees.

The Bureau said Queensland’s rainfall was more than 70% below the long-term average, and the driest since 2014, however the northern interior and north tropical coast experienced above average rain.

It was also revealed July overnight temperatures were warmer than usual during the first week across Queensland.

You can read more on the climate summary report for July 2018 here.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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