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.
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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.
#Queensland had its fourth-warmest July. A number of locations recorded their highest mean max temps including #GoldCoast #Coolangatta #Warwick #Applethorpe #Dalby #Charters Towers and #Collinsville. The Qld Climate summary for July 2018 is now online at https://t.co/dWdBERCvAA pic.twitter.com/kvzanLTgvD
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) August 1, 2018
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.