Rocky in for more dry

WELCOME to a week of steaming hot weather.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast above-average temperatures all week for Rockhampton, meaning maximum temperatures will reach up to 35 degrees.

Usually, in September, the maximum temperature averages 27.3 degrees.

And there isn't a single chance the city will see a drop of rain either.

Yesterday the city hit 33.5degrees at 3.30pm, the hottest day this month.

The hottest September day on record was on September 22, 1943, reaching 37.1deg.

Blackall and Longreach were also feeling the heat yesterday, reaching 35.3 and 35.2 degrees.

It's been the driest year since 2002.

It has been months since we saw a decent downpour of rain - the most recently being on May 5, when 26.6mm hit the city.

Since then we had tiny showers - 4.2mm on June 27, 0.2mm on July 26, 0.4mm on August 3 and 0.2mm on August 11.

There has not been one millimetre of rain this month.

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said residents should not expect any rain until October or November.

FORECAST

Rockhampton's five-day weather forecast for maximum temperatures

• Today: 33deg, mostly sunny

• Tomorrow: 32deg, mostly sunny

• Wednesday: 35deg, mostly sunny

• Thursday: 32deg, mostly sunny

• Friday: 34deg, sunny


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