You probably didn't need any blankets last night.
You probably didn't need any blankets last night. Contributed

Queensland has one of hottest August nights on record

QUEENSLAND has had one of its hottest August nights on record.

Many of the state's regional cities failed to get much below 20 degrees.

You would have had to go out west to Birdsville to even think about needing blankets with temperatures there dropping to 10.6 degrees at 7.32am.

Further north, Hamilton Island was sitting at 20.6 degrees for its minimum at 12.36am.

Even Toowoomba, well known for its cooler weather, had a minimum of 14.5 degrees at 7.34pm last night.

Warwick was at 12.7 degrees at 8.25am.

Bundaberg had a much warmer minimum with 20.2 degrees at 9.40pm.

Lady Elliot Island was even warmed at 21.8 degrees just after midnight.

Brisbane was just 19.4 degrees while Ipswich was even warmer on 19.1. The Sunshine Coast recorded 18.9 degrees for a minimum.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the temperature was about 10 degrees above the average of 9.7 degrees.

The higher temperatures are due to the cloud cover across the state which trapped the temperatures of yesterday, meaning it stayed warm overnight.

Other minimum temperatures across Queensland

  • Gold Coast 18.0 at 8.59am
  • Weipa 21.0 at 6.46am
  • Cairns 18.6 at 6.31am
  • Townsville 20.7 at 3.24am
  • Mackay 18.8 at 6.25am
  • Gladstone 20.4 at 10.11pm
  • Rockhampton 16.7 at 5.13am
  • Emerald 19.1 at 2.01am
  • Birdsville 10.6 at 7.32am
  • Roma 13.6 at 11.24pm
  • Hervey Bay 19.4 at 7.28pm
  • Maroochydore 18.9 at 2.48am
  • Tewantin 19.1 at 1.19am
  • Nambour 19.1 at 2.59am
  • Gympie 19.7 at 2.08am
  • Toowoomba 14.5 at 7.34pm
  • Warwick 12.7 at 8.25am
  • Bundaberg 20.2 at 9.40pm

Fairfax reported the last time the overnight temperatures stayed so warm in Brisbane was 2009, when the mercury just barely stayed above 19 degrees (19.2) on August 29.

Brisbane's highest June minimum on record was 18.3 degrees, with July only ever dropping to 18.5.



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