Climate

Central Queensland’s climate is sub-tropical with hot-humid summers and mild winters.

Average summer temperatures range vastly between coastal centres and highland location, with averages showing figures of between 20 to 28 degrees Celsius in summer and 9 and 20 degrees in winter, but residents and visitors can expect summer temperatures higher than 35 degrees Celsius between December and February and hinterland winter temperatures below 5 degrees Celsius during the evening in winter.

Climate statistics for key Central Queensland population centres

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Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Av annual rainfall (mm)
Rockhampton
Max 31.2 30.5 28.8 26.0 23.5 23.1 24.8 27.4 29.7 31.2 32.1 814.0
Min 22.1 20.8 17.9 14.2 11.0 9.6 10.7 13.7 17.0 19.5 21.2
Yeppoon
Max 29.2 28.3 26.6 24.1 21.9 21.4 22.1 24.4 26.1 27.5 28.7 981.7
Min 23.6 22.4 19.7 15.7 13.4 11.8 12.6 15.7 19.0 21.3 22.7
Emerald
Max 33.3 32.6 29.8 26.2 23.2 23.2 25.3 29.0 31.7 33.3 34.2 562.7
Min 21.9 20.2 16.9 12.9 10.1 8.9 9.9 13.5 17.0 19.5 21.3
Biloela
Max 32.2 31.2 28.9 25.4 22.2 21.9 23.9 27.0 29.8 31.7 32.9 683.9
Min 19.5 17.7 13.7 10.1 6.5 5.2 5.6 8.6 13.2 16.4 18.4
Gladstone
Max 30.4 29.7 28.0 25.5 23.3 22.9 23.8 26.0 27.5 28.8 30.0 854.6
Min 22.9 21.7 19.0 15.5 13.2 11.8 12.6 15.5 18.4 20.5 22.1

Credit: BOM Climate Data