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Brisbane Just Started the Week With Its Hottest October Day in Almost Two Decades

The mercury got up to 36.6 degrees on Monday, the highest it has reached in October since 2004.
By Sarah Ward
October 05, 2021
By Sarah Ward
October 05, 2021

Summer is still two months away, but it seems that the sizzling weather has hit Brisbane early in 2021. Yes, Brissie doesn't ever get particularly cold. Yes, it starts warming up here again after winter rather quickly once spring arrives. But a 36.6-degree day in early October is still unusual.

That's where the mercury climbed to on Monday, October 4, as the city took a day off for the Labour Day public holiday. So yes, if you were feeling particularly toasty yesterday, there's a reason for that.

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that Monday's maximum temperature was actually Brisbane's highest in October for almost two decades — since 2004 in fact. Back then, the mercury got up to 38.7 degrees. If you're wondering how high the mercury has gone in October as far back as records have been collected, it hit 40.7 degrees back in 1958.

If you're still feeling a little warm while you're reading this, that's because the weather is set to hover around the 30-degree mark all week. It'll reach a maximum of 30 degrees today, Tuesday, October 5, then sit at around 27–28 degrees until Sunday, October 10, which is when it'll hit 32 degrees again.

Brisbane's average temperature in October is 26.1 degrees. So while it's currently a bit toastier than that, the week won't exceed the norm too much.

For more information about Brisbane's weather, head to the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Published on October 05, 2021 by Sarah Ward
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