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Hottest November behind, a month of scorchers ahead

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BEACH MATES: Cooling off at Rainbow Beach are Madeleine Jobst and Codey Warhurst. Patrick Woods

IT'S officially hot, as climate change impacts on our weather.

Gympie has just had its hottest November in more than 20 years and the town set the highest temperature on record - 42.2 degrees - on Sunday, November 16.

This November also recorded the highest mean temperature - 25.4 degrees - for at least 20 years, the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane climate liaison officer Jeff Sabburg said.

The previous highest November recording for Gympie was in 2009, on the 17th.

And unfortunately, with summer officially arriving yesterday, temperatures are not likely to get any cooler over the summer months.

Mr Sabburg said the state was looking at a hot, dry summer. The prediction for December 1 to the end of February, is for "an increased number of higher temperatures and a corresponding decrease in lower temperatures".

There was only a 65% to 70% probability of being above the maximum median temp of 30.4 degrees.

Rainfall is not likely to be abundant either, which may be great news for holiday makers in the region, but it's not looking good for our farming folk.

What little rain we had was towards the end of November but that could be as good as it gets for some time.

The chance of rainfall being above the median of 449mm is unlikely.

There is an 89% chance of it being at least 250mm only.

Statewide, Queensland had its hottest November on record since 1910.

The November record and increased temperatures were not unexpected, Mr Sabburg said, in the scenario of climate change.

Sky news agreed, saying the extended spell of warm weather was consistent with warmer global temperatures associated with climate change.

El Nino conditions were developing through the Pacific Ocean and combined with warm ocean temperatures surrounding Australia, the nation's warm spell was likely to continue through summer, the Sky report said.

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