Rainfall across the Bundaberg Region in the first four months of 2020 is almost double the amount compared to the same time last year according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
From 1 January to 30 April there has been a total of 380mm of rainfall in the Bundaberg Areo weather station, compared to the 194mm of rain in 2019.
The January to April overall average for all recorded years is 494.4mm during this time.
February had the highest rainfall for the year so far, with 162mm of rain, which is just above the overall February average of 156.2mm at the Bundaberg weather station.
March has been the driest month this year with only 22.6mm recorded, much less than the of average 111.4mm.
April had close to average rainfall with 53.6mm this year compared to the overall mean of 55.8mm.
Cooler start to May in Bundaberg
It’s been a cooler start to May with the first day of the month recording a low of 16.3 degrees at Bundaberg Airport.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kimba Wong said the lower temperatures are normally seen later in the month and with the warm April conditions it made the drop more noticeable.
Kimba said the strong cold front, which is a complex weather system, had moved across eastern Australia and brought cooler weather with it.
She said Bundaberg was expected to have a minimum of 11 degrees for the next three days.
She said the first few days in May had more of a wind chill factor and would give a cooler to start to the day, before reaching the average maximum of 25 degrees through to Tuesday.
“It’s been a cooler start to the month, and we would not normally see these temperatures until later in the month,” Kimba said.
The minimum average May temperature in Bundaberg is 14.2 degrees with a maximum average May temperature of 24.8 degrees.
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