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THE CLIMATE IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

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

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Av Annual Rain Fall (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

20.2

Yeppon

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

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

Bioela

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

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