Far North reaches record temps

THREE Far Northern towns have hit record January temperatures this week with the mercury rising up to four degrees above average.

Innisfail recorded 40.5 degrees at 11.29am on Wednesday, breaking a 24-year record.

Coen also hit a top of 39.7 degrees on Wednesday, surpassing the 2013 January record of 38.7 degrees.

Summer is here with a vengeance, with temps hitting nearly 36 degrees by 11am. Hudson Rothwell, 7, and Maddison Bruggemann, 10, get splashed by their older brother Jordan Bruggemann, 12, while cooling off at The Rocks in Redlynch. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN
Summer is here with a vengeance, with temps hitting nearly 36 degrees by 11am. Hudson Rothwell, 7, and Maddison Bruggemann, 10, get splashed by their older brother Jordan Bruggemann, 12, while cooling off at The Rocks in Redlynch. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN

Mareeba reached a maximum of 38 degrees on the same day, breaking the 2014 record of 37.8 degrees.

WEATHER: Cairns swelters through another scorcher

While Cairns has also been hit with temperatures in the high 30s throughout the week, the city is yet to reach the January record of 40.4 degrees.

Some towns have experienced rainfall and thunderstorms this week with 61mm of rain recorded at Kirrana Range, south of Tully on Wednesday, and 51mm at Millaa Millaa.

Mt Garnet also recorded 25-35mm of rain.

More rain is expected across the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District today.


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