Why this winter will be different to others
BUNDABERG has experienced an unusually hot May this year and it looks like the warm temperatures will continue as we head into winter tomorrow.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Bernard said it was likely that Bundaberg, and most areas along the coast, would see a continuation of warmer than average temperatures over the cool season.
"The temperature will be warmer, particularly at night," he said.
"It's no real surprise because most months have been like that so far."
Mr Bernard said the warmer than average weather would climb slightly higher than the median average temperatures.
These include June 12 to 23 degrees, July 10 to 22 degrees and August 11 to 23 degrees.
"We think part of it is to do with warmer surface temperatures. We didn't have much rain last summer which affects the amount of moisture in the soil and can lead to warmer temperatures," he said.
Along with the warmer nights, Mr Bernard said Bundaberg could also expect to see much more rainfall throughout winter.
"There is a chance of above average rain from June to August," he said.
"Bundaberg is in the range for about 75% to 80% chance of more than our average rain. This is also the case for most areas from the NSW border to Rockhampton and beyond."
"More rain means cloudy conditions, which means the nights won't be as cold."