Brisbane has experienced it's hottest October on record - breaking the previous mark which had stood for almost a century.

The average daily top temperature in the Queensland capital was 28.8 degrees.

That is 0.1 of a degree higher than the previous record set in 1918.

Michelle Berry from the weather bureau says it was also a dry month in Brisbane.

"We had about 23 millimetres of rain which is not a great deal especially when you look at the average," she said.

"Our average rainfall is about 76 millimetres for October so it's well below average."

Top temperatures over most of Queensland for October were well above average.

Bundaberg had it's hottest and driest October in more than two decades with an average top of around 29 degrees and just 37 millimetres of rain.

"It looks like Hervey Bay had its warmest October on record but that station was only opened in 1999,' Ms Berry said.

It was also hotter and drier than average on the Sunshine Coast.

Forty-five millimetres of rain was recorded at the Maroochydore airport less than half the average for the month.

Ms Berry says that station also had a record average maximum temperature at 27.9 degrees.

"That is a record for that location but it has only been open since 1994," she said.

"Comparing it to the longer running station - Tewantin - it was the hottest October since 1989."

 

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