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Hervey Bay attractions 

Hervey Bay Weather

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Named after Admiral Lord Augustus Hervey by Captain Cook in 1770, the region known as Hervey Bay stretches from Urangan in the south to Burrum Heads in the north sometimes includes Wide Bay and the Burnett region, and Fraser Island to the east.

Summer evenings are balmy although in 1963 the region did experience a record minimum low of 13.3C.
Fraser Island protects Hervey Bay from extreme weather patterns, which is why cyclones are rare. One did threaten in March 2009, thankfully Cyclone Hamish didn’t cross the coast.

The average rainfall for the year is 1100 millimetres with an average of 300 gloriously sunny days. And it is for this reason why many make the trek north from Brisbane to stay, or even live, in Hervey Bay. Winter minimum temperatures rarely drop below 10C, with average maximums of 23C.

Summer in Hervey Bay can be very humid, with as much as 70 per cent recorded, and although cyclones are not a real threat, the rain can still be spectacular. From November to March the region will experience a large number of electrical storms - usually occurring late afternoon. The heaviest rain falls in February, with an average of 180mm.

In 1895 the heavens opened with 763mm falling in Hervey Bay - a record that stands today. Interestingly, three years earlier in 1892 the region experienced it’s lowest monthly summer rainfall - just 51mm.

The water temperature can be a ‘bracing’ 19 degrees in winter, too cold for locals, but fine for southern visitors, thankfully climbing to a delightfully warm mid 20s during summer.

Click here for the official Hervey Bay weather forecast from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology.


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