Weather Brisbane swelters through hottest January on record

Brisbane swelters through hottest January on record

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Brisbane has experienced its hottest January on record, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Meteorology. Photo: AAP
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Brisbane sweltered through its hottest January on record … but the scorching temperatures won’t end there.

Data released by the Bureau of Meteorology on Wednesday showed the mercury reached an average top of 27.2C, almost 2C above the monthly average of 25.4C.

It broke the previous record of 27C set in 2004.

Logan City and Brisbane Airport also broke records for the hottest January since data collection in both areas began more than 20 years ago.

The latest bureau statistics showed why so many south-east Queenslanders struggled to sleep over the past month.

Brisbane recorded its highest average minimum temperature in January, with a top of 23C.

The previous record of 22.8C was set in 1973, while the average temperature for the month is 21C.

Brisbane also recorded its equal hottest minimum daily temperature on January 21.

The mercury only went as low as 28C, last recorded on January 29, 1940.

Bureau spokesman Michael Knepp warned the hot weather was set to continue into this month.

“It’s looking warmer than normal in the first week or so of February,” he told AAP.

The temperature is expected to climb to 35C in Brisbane on Thursday, with a minimum of 24C.

Brisbane weather temperatures have been recorded for the past 117 years.

-AAP

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