4 January 2011 - Annual Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0

Queensland in 2010: 

The wettest year on record

  • Queensland had its wettest year on record.
  • The 2nd of March was Queensland's wettest day on record, with an area average of 32mm (previously 31 mm on 21st May 1981).
  • Widespread major flooding developed over the 2nd and 3rd of March on many of the rivers of southern inland Queensland with some record flood heights.
  • Bellenden Ker (Top Station) has recorded 12,438.4 mm, just under the Queensland and Australian annual rainfall record of 12461 mm set in 2000.
  • Total of 44 high daily rainfall records and 77 high yearly records.
  • Total of  7 low daily maximum temperature records and 18 high daily minimum records..
  • Lowest maximum temperatures since 1974 and highest minimum temperatures since 2006 (based on area averages for the state).
  • The northern tropics were particularly warm during the July to October period, with widespread areas in the state’s north experiencing  record high mean temperatures for the period. 
  • The 2009/10 El Nio event was declared over in early May, with a rapid transition to La Nia conditions by the end of winter. 
  • One of the most significant floods in the states history affected large areas at the end of December. There were numerous other major floods during the year, particularly in early March.

Summary

Annual rainfall was exceptional in 2010, despite a dry May and June, with the year being the wettest on record. Area averaged across the state, the annual rainfall was 1109.73 mm and exceeded the previous total in 1950 of 1103.77 mm. September and December were the wettest on record, as was spring, and every month from August to December ranked in the top ten. Almost every month brought many new high rainfall records and flooding was extensive throughout the year.

Widespread major flooding developed over the 2nd and 3rd of March on many of the rivers of southern inland Queensland with some record flood heights. Active monsoonal conditions and upper instability continued widespread and heavy rainfall over northern, central and eastern Queensland at years end and led to one of the most significant flooding events in Queensland's history.  

The widespread rainfall and increased cloudiness kept many daytime temperatures below average and night time temperatures higher than average. This pattern is typical for a high rainfall year. 

Humidity was also higher than normal, coinciding with record high sea surface temperatures in the region, resulting in the influx of very moist airmasses over the continent.

Tropical Cyclones Neville, Olga, Ului and Tasha

Tropical Cyclone Neville was initially analysed as a tropical low over northwestern Gulf of Carpentaria waters on 14th January. The tropical low remained very slow moving in the area until the 17th January when the system began to move east towards the Queensland Cape York Peninsula. The low reached the northwest waters of the Coral Sea by 19th January and  was named Neville during the early hours on 21st January, but quickly weakened back to a tropical low later that morning. This was the first tropical cyclone in the Queensland area of responsibility during the 2009/10 season.

Tropical Cyclone Olga was initially analysed as a tropical low situated in the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of the Solomon Islands on 19th January. The low then moved southwest into the Coral Sea before it developed into a tropical cyclone during the early hours on 23th January. Olga then intensified further later that day into a category 2 system as it approached the Queensland east coast. Olga initially crossed the coast as a tropical low approximately 25km south of Cairns early on 25 January before it began to make the journey westwards across inland Queensland and into the Roper McArthur district of the Northern Territory. Olga then moved east over southern Gulf of Carpentaria waters and   re-intensified into a tropical cyclone over the warm waters of the Gulf. Tropical Cyclone Olga made landfall about the Gulf Country coast early on 30 January as a category 1 system. The system then continued to move south across inland Queensland while also delivering widespread rain to much of the state.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului was initially analysed as a tropical low situated in the Pacific Ocean to the north of Vanuatu on 8th March. The low then traversed across the northern islands of Vanuatu and into the far northeast Coral Sea before it developed into a tropical cyclone late in the day on the 12th March. Ului then rapidly intensified over the next couple of days into a severe tropical cyclone as it moved westwards to the south of the Solomon Islands, reaching category 5 intensity for a short period. Ului became a slow moving system as it gradually adopted a south to southwesterly track in a weakening phase. As Ului fell under the influence of an upper ridge on 18th March the system accelerated towards the Queensland east coast, and reintensified into a severe tropical cyclone. Ului made landfall as a category 3 system near Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast early on 21st March and caused significant wind damage around the Central Coast and Whitsundays district.

Queensland's first cyclone of the 2010/11season, Tasha, formed early on Christmas morning near Agincourt Reef to the east of Cairns and crossed the coast about 5:30 am south of Cairns between the townships of Gordonvale and Babinda. It was a weak category one system but brought significant rain to a broad area of northern Queensland.

La Nia  

The 2009/10 El Nio event was declared over in early May and a  moderate to strong La Nia event developed during 2010, with the cool sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific and warm conditions in the Indian Ocean and northern Australian waters.  This confluence of tropical rainfall drivers resulted in very much above average rainfall over the state. The 2010 event has contributed to Queensland and Australia's wettest spring and year on record.

Record Spring Rainfall

Area averaged across the state, Queensland  received 248.2 mm of rainfall and had its wettest spring since records commenced in 1900. This was almost triple the state-averaged long term mean of 84.3 mm. Bellenden Ker Top Stn recorded 3209.6 mm and was a new highest Australian spring rainfall and the previous record was also recorded at this location with 2333.4 mm in 1981.  

Very extensive flooding

Widespread major flooding developed over the 2nd and 3rd of March on many of the rivers of southern inland Queensland. Major flooding occurred in the Diamantina, Barcoo and Cooper Creek, Bulloo, Paroo, Warrego, Wallam and Mungallala Creeks, Maranoa, Balonne, Condamine, Moonie, Weir and Dawson river catchments. Some record flood heights occurred in a number of catchments, including the Balonne at St George and Surat, the Paroo at Eulo, Wallam Creek at Bollon, and the Moonie at Thallon. The Dawson River at Theodore and Moura reached its highest level since 1956, and the Warrego at Cunnamulla its highest since 1990.

Flooding was extensive throughout the year but following very extensive and heavy rainfall periods during the last few months of the year, river catchments were overwhelmed by further rainfall in December that culminated in one of the most widespread and significant floods in Queensland's history. Theodore and Condamine were fully evacuated and 22 towns and over 200,000 people were affected. 41 local government areas were disaster declared with significant disruption to mining and agricultural and other industries expected to cost many hundreds of millions of dollars.

There were  numerous other floods in various parts of the state during the year and we are likely to have set a record for most flood warnings issued in a calendar year.

A comprehensive flood report will be available at:
http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/fld_reports/reports.shtml

Rainfall

Area averaged across the state and based on the data set since 1900, 2010 was the wettest year on record with 1109.73 mm surpassing 1103.77 mm recorded in 1950. The long term 1961 to 1990 baseline average annual rainfall is 623.34 mm.  The second half of the year was especially wet, with the statewide average of 522.45 mm more than 100 mm above the previous record, set in 1950. 

Almost all of the state received amounts amongst the top 10% on record (decile 10) with many areas having their highest rainfall on record through widely spread areas from the central coast to the southwest and part of the far northwest. 

Rainfall ranged from more than 3 metres along the wet northeast tropics between Cairns and Ingham and around Mackay to less than 400 mm in western border areas.

The highest rainfall anomalies were along the tropical east coast between Cooktown and Yeppoon and along the southern Gulf of Carpentaria coast where many locations recorded recorded more than 800 mm above the long term average, some of them more than 1200 mm above.

The wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top Station with 12,438.4 mm, followed by Babinda Post Office with 6893.6 mm and Daradgee with 5905.7 mm.

The driest overall was Boulia Airport with 392.7 mm, followed by Devoncourt Station with 411.1 mm and Roseberth Station with 414.7 mm, these being in southwest Queensland.

Many sites had their highest annual rainfall on record, while others had their highest rainfall for at least 20 years.

The wettest single day was at  Mt Tamborine Fern St with 364.4 mm on 7 Feb, followed by Wilson Beach with 363.0 mm on 20 Sep.

Some sites had their highest daily rainfall on record. See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

The warmest annual average was Coconut Island with 29.3 C, followed by Horn Island with 28.3 C and Weipa Aero with 28.1 C.

The coolest annual average was Applethorpe with 15.0 C, followed by Stanthorpe with 15.4 C and Toowoomba with 17.2 C.

Maximum temperature

Annual mean maximum  temperatures were above the long term average in far northern areas and below average elsewhere. The southern and central interior of Queensland was well below average with anomalies of more than 1.5 C. The area averaged mean maximum was the sixth lowest on record in the data set beginning in 1910 and this year was 29.04 C compared to the average of 29.89 C, the lowest since 1974.

The extensive cloudiness associated with the high rainfall had a marked effect and moderated daytime temperatures in areas that normally experience some of the state’s more oppressively hot conditions. Mean maxima graded from above 33C over the Lower Carpentaria to lower than 24 C over the eastern Darling Downs.

The three hottest days were recorded at Birdsville Airport over the period 23-25 January, peaking at 45.4C on 24 January, with 45.0C on the 23rd and 44.8C on the 25th.

The warmest days as an annual average were at Kowanyama Airport with 33.5 C, followed by Century Mine with 33.3 C, and Musgrave and Normanton with 33.2 C.

The coolest days as an annual average were at Applethorpe with 20.3 C, followed by Stanthorpe with 20.8 C, and Toowoomba with 21.7 C.

The coldest day was at Charleville with 8.1 C on 7 July, followed by Injune with 9.1 C on the same day,  and Applethorpe with 9.1 C on 12 August. Some sites had their coldest day (lowest maximum temperature) on record while others had their highest mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.

Minimum temperature

Mean minimum temperatures were above average over most of the state with the highest anomalies between Cooktown and Ingham and extending west through the Atherton Tablelands. Only areas of the Western and Far South West districts were cooler than the long term mean. The Queensland area average was 17.35C, the ninth-highest value on record and 0.78C above the long-term average of 16.57C.

The coldest night was at Oakey with -6.0 C on 28 June, followed by Stanthorpe with -4.8 C on and Applethorpe with -4.7 C on the same night, along with Injune with -4.7 C on 8 August.

The coolest nights as an annual average were at Applethorpe with 9.6 C, followed by Stanthorpe with 10.0 C, and Warwick with 11.5 C.

The warmest nights as an annual average were at Coconut Island with 25.8 C, followed by Horn Island with 25.5 C, and Willis Island with 25.2 C. The Torres Strait islands were exceptionally warm during the winter and early spring, with Horn Island setting a new Queensland record for August with 26.8C on the 19th; Horn Island and Coconut Island broke the previous Queensland August record on 24 occasions between them.

The warmest night was at Urandangi with 33.0 C on 27 Dec, followed by Birdsville Airport with 31.8 C on 26 January.

Some sites had their warmest night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Wind

The strongest wind gusts were at Hamilton Island Airport with 202 km/h on 21 March and 178 km/h on 20 March, and Proserpine Airport with 146 km/h on 21 March. These gusts were associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului. 

Month by month

  • January was wet in the north and west and dry and hot in the southeast. Flooding occurred in western areas in early January and Tropical Cyclones Neville and Olga flooded north Queensland later in the month. A new record low Queensland January minimum temperature of 7.0 C was recorded on the 19th at both Applethorpe and Stanthorpe. Applethorpe set a new Queensland record low minimum temperature for January with 5.4C on the 19th, while Stanthorpe (7.0C) also broke the previous record. 
  • February was wetter than average across the southern districts. Average maximum temperatures were cooler in the south west and nights were slightly cooler than average in western districts. Widespread flooding from TC Olga continued and further heavy rain caused more floods. A tornado was observed near Atherton on the 16th and on the same day, a funnel cloud was observed near Oakey.
  • March was also noted for rainfall with an exceptional rainfall event during the first week where 17.1% of Queensland had its wettest March day on record on the 1st or 2nd. This was associated with widespread flooding. There was widespread flooding in western, southern and central Queensland and some record flood heights. Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului crossed the east coast near Airlie Beach on the 21st with significant damage reported around the Central Coast and Whitsundays district. 
  • April. Tropical cyclone Paul affected the northwest Gulf of Carpentaria and Arnhem Land late in March and after weakening to a low, the system travelled across the southern Gulf waters and moved back over land near the Northern Territory-Queensland border on 2nd April bringing a deluge to the Gulf Country.  Flooding from heavy rainfall earlier in the year continued until the 27th April in the southwest and on the northeast tropical coast the Daintree River flooded between the 4th and the 7th.
  • May was drier than usual in many eastern parts of the state, areas of the Peninsula, and also over the southern interior. In contrast, large areas of the western half of the state received above average rainfall. 
  • June was rather quiet with below average rainfall and slightly above average minimum and maximum temperatures.
  • July rainfall was above average over the west, southern interior and tropical districts. Maximum temperatures were cooler over the southwest while warmer over the tropical parts while minima were above average and quite high towards the tropical coast.
  • August temperatures were above average  in the northeast. A record high Queensland August daily minimum temperature of 26.8 C was recorded at Horn Island on 19th. Coconut and Horn Islands broke the previous record high of 25.4 C on 24 occasions between them. Rainfall was above average rainfall over most of Queensland with some flooding.
  • September was the wettest on record for Queensland with 24% of the state by area having highest September rainfall on record leading to widespread flooding. The widespread cloud also contributed to the state having the second highest state-averaged September mean minimum temperature on record and the lowest state-averaged mean maximum temperature since 1993.
  • October was another very wet month with 59 rainfall recording stations with 25 or more years of record having record high total October rainfall. Heavy rainfall and flooding occurred in southern and western Queensland during the first two weeks. A new record high Australian October total monthly rainfall of 1313.0 mm was recorded at Bellenden Ker Top Station. The state-averaged mean maximum temperature was the third lowest for October  in 61 years of record.
  • November continued the theme with the highest November state-averaged rainfall since 2001 with further flooding and a record low state-averaged November mean maximum temperature. A tornado was sighted at Richmond on the 23rd.
  • December  began with widespread rain areas, with some heavy falls, as a series of upper troughs moved through the state. This rainfall enhanced existing or triggered new flooding in many river systems. Severe thunderstorms affected the southeast coast mid month with reports of and large hail at many locations and a tornado at Jimboomba on the 15th. The monsoon become very active during December across northern Australia. Tropical cyclone Tasha crossed the east coast south of Cairns early on Christmas morning and the continuing rainfall on  already sodden land led to one of the most  extensive and significant flood events in the state's history, with the month being the state’s wettest December on record.

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Extremes in 2010
Hottest day 45.4 C at Birdsville Airport on 24 Jan
45.0 C at Birdsville Airport on 23 Jan
44.8 C at Birdsville Airport on 25 Jan
Warmest days on average 33.5 C at Kowanyama Airport
33.3 C at Century Mine
33.2 C at Musgrave
33.2 C at Normanton Airport
Coolest days on average 20.3 C at Applethorpe
20.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
21.7 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 8.1 C at Charleville Aero on 7 Jul
9.1 C at Injune Post Office on 7 Jul
9.1 C at Applethorpe on 12 Aug
9.2 C at Inglewood Forest on 7 Jul
Coldest night -6.0 C at Oakey Aero on 28 Jun
-4.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 28 Jun
-4.7 C at Applethorpe on 28 Jun
-4.7 C at Injune Post Office on 8 Aug
Coolest nights on average 9.6 C at Applethorpe
10.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
11.5 C at Warwick
Warmest nights on average 25.8 C at Coconut Island
25.5 C at Horn Island
25.2 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 33.0 C at Urandangi on 27 Dec
31.8 C at Birdsville Airport on 26 Jan
Warmest on average overall 29.3 C at Coconut Island
28.3 C at Horn Island
28.1 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 15.0 C at Applethorpe
15.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
17.2 C at Toowoomba Airport
Wettest overall12,438.4 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station 
6893.6 mm at Babinda Post Office
5905.7 mm at Daradgee
Driest overall 392.7 mm at Boulia Airport
411.1 mm at Devoncourt Station
414.7 mm at Roseberth Station
Wettest day364.4 mm at Mt Tamborine Fern St on 7 Feb
363.0 mm at Wilson Beach on 20 Sep
Highest wind gust 202 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on 21 Mar
178 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on 20 Mar
146 km/h at Proserpine Airport on 21 Mar

Record highest annual daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in 2010 (mm)
Previous annual
wettest
Years of
record
Surat 154.0 on 2 Mar 153.7 on 19 Dec 1900 127
South Comongin 158.0 on 2 Mar 142.5 on 23 Jan 1930 126
Tanbar Station 277.0 on 1 Mar 242.0 on 20 Feb 1977 100
Canungra Finch Road 305.0 on 7 Feb 274.3 on 18 Feb 1956 96
Woodlands 159.6 on 2 Mar 153.4 on 13 Nov 1969 96
Lowan Hills 182.6 on 2 Mar 155.0 on 20 Apr 1990 95
Glengyle 163.0 on 1 Mar 131.8 on 31 Dec 1916 91
Pingine 149.0 on 2 Mar 127.4 on 1 Jan 1974 83
Dillalah 146.0 on 2 Mar 132.0 on 7 Jan 2002 82
Glenmorgan Post Office 159.0 on 2 Mar 127.0 on 8 Mar 1941 78
Meandarra Post Office 152.0 on 2 Mar 147.3 on 13 Jul 1954 70
Bedourie Police Station 188.4 on 1 Mar 169.1 on 21 Jan 2007 68
Gue 140.0 on 27 Dec 126.6 on 20 Feb 2000 68
Marodian Homestead 168.0 on 17 Feb 160.0 on 3 Apr 1972 66
Wharton Creek Station 257.0 on 27 Dec 184.2 on 24 Nov 1950 65
Carnarvon Station 273.6 on 27 Dec 126.0 on 1 Jun 1981 62
Springwood Station 195.0 on 1 Feb 166.2 on 19 Apr 1990 61
Wyseby 247.2 on 27 Dec 213.8 on 3 Mar 1990 59
Waverley Downs 181.6 on 2 Mar 146.6 on 23 Feb 1970 58
Wingfield 115.0 on 6 Sep 103.8 on 30 Nov 1986 56
Colodan 124.4 on 4 Jan 121.9 on 3 Jan 1962 52
Hayfield 245.0 on 5 Jan 185.8 on 16 Jan 2004 51
Boothulla 131.0 on 2 Mar 108.5 on 17 Jan 1954 50
Garrabarra 143.0 on 2 Mar 107.6 on 9 Feb 1998 50
Ronlow Park 163.0 on 22 Mar 153.7 on 15 Feb 1968 50
Mount Nicholson 179.0 on 1 Feb 162.6 on 22 Feb 1971 44
Namarah 160.4 on 2 Mar 133.2 on 21 Nov 1983 44
Basin Downs 130.0 on 2 Mar 118.0 on 4 Mar 1982 41
Kandimulla 125.2 on 2 Mar 100.0 on 23 May 1983 39
Mystery Park 295.8 on 1 Feb 260.6 on 2 Feb 1978 39
Kincora 146.6 on 2 Mar 128.4 on 11 Mar 1977 38
Kamaran Downs 145.0 on 1 Mar 133.0 on 21 Jan 2007 37
Wallen 133.0 on 2 Mar 100.0 on 17 Dec 1992 37
South Galway 220.5 on 1 Mar 180.0 on 20 Feb 1977 36
Boondall 185.8 on 11 Oct 184.8 on 22 Feb 1992 35
Warida 167.4 on 2 Mar 119.5 on 12 Feb 1994 33
Dooruna Downs 124.8 on 13 Nov 106.0 on 25 Feb 1997 29
Roma Airport 132.8 on 2 Mar 120.2 on 14 Jan 2004 26
Allambee 135.4 on 1 Feb 112.0 on 30 Oct 2000 23
Frankfield Station 153.0 on 31 Jan 124.0 on 25 Mar 1990 23
Mt Driven 132.0 on 2 Mar 116.8 on 14 Feb 1997 23
Jarvisfield 128.0 on 5 Jan 125.0 on 15 Feb 2000 21
Dulbydilla 165.2 on 2 Mar 88.0 on 17 Jan 2008 20



Record highest total annual rainfall
Total rainfall
for 2010 (mm)
Previous annual
wettest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Springsure Comet St 1664.6 1589.0 in 1956 130 685.5
Barcaldine Post Office 1304.2 1191.5 in 1950 124 503.0
Taroom Post Office 1613.2 1204.6 in 1890 124 675.9
Croydon Township 1565.8 1445.1 in 1974 120 743.6
Cowley Station 934.5 858.4 in 1890 119 381.8
Pittsworth 1252.4 1072.7 in 1893 119 700.7
Comet Post Office 1220.0 1037.5 in 1956 112 578.0
Capella Post Office 1129.7 1102.1 in 1983 111 588.9
Halifax Macrossan St 4181.8 4026.0 in 1903 110 2118.4
Jandowae Post Office 1152.8 1045.5 in 1947 110 665.4
Millmerran Post Office 1176.0 1135.5 in 1956 109 661.9
Bauhinia Downs Store 1504.3 1287.6 in 1956 108 675.9
Balfes Creek Post Office 1297.0 1295.4 in 1974 107 625.9
Gin Gin Post Office 1967.7 1809.6 in 1956 107 1022.9
Wallumbilla Post Office 1129.1 1069.8 in 1954 104 587.7
Woodlands 1002.6 992.6 in 1983 102 514.6
Mundubbera 1257.5 1228.8 in 1956 99 698.7
Eromanga - Webber St 850.0 655.5 in 1950 97 268.2
Quilpie Airport 940.1 919.3 in 1950 90 347.7
Injune Post Office 1343.9 1307.7 in 1956 85 638.2
Baralaba Post Office 1348.0 1311.4 in 1956 84 715.7
Somerby 1555.4 1304.6 in 1956 79 629.6
Glenmorgan Post Office 1199.1 1032.8 in 1950 72 593.8
Proston Post Office 1315.2 1154.7 in 1950 72 721.7
Byfield Childs Road 2963.0 2683.4 in 1956 71 1703.6
Peakvale Station 1450.8 1245.0 in 1950 71 576.3
Monto Township 1399.9 1309.5 in 1956 68 741.6
Charleville Aero 1092.4 1025.2 in 1950 67 495.4
Lanark 1316.1 1169.3 in 1947 64 668.2
Meandarra Post Office 1144.1 1083.8 in 1950 63 586.1
Rewan Station 1913.7 1620.5 in 1956 62 828.6
Abercorn 1371.0 1342.3 in 1956 59 681.1
Bedourie Police Station 636.9 485.1 in 2000 59 193.0
Dunollie 1322.7 1286.5 in 1956 58 704.3
Ellangowan 1105.4 1103.9 in 1996 57 692.8
Ayr DPI Research Stn 1759.4 1698.6 in 2009 55 977.7
Brian Pastures 1327.3 1141.0 in 1956 54 707.1
Carnarvon Station 1648.8 987.9 in 1978 54 684.9
Karoola Park 959.2 941.8 in 1983 54 559.5
Elphinstone Pocket No1 2940.4 2735.5 in 1974 53 1804.9
Rosehill 927.2 867.4 in 1983 53 487.8
Havelock 1112.7 1103.6 in 1956 51 548.5
Colodan 1331.4 910.8 in 1983 50 614.1
Hecate 2508.8 2503.2 in 1990 49 1264.8
Mackay M.O 2905.8 2744.7 in 1963 49 1611.3
Carfax 1015.3 968.1 in 2008 48 610.8
Glenwood 1437.0 1343.9 in 1956 48 677.9
Tosari 1135.0 985.0 in 1983 48 622.3
Mount Charlton 4337.1 3817.7 in 1958 47 1895.0
Roma Peak 1973.0 1826.2 in 1990 47 1006.5
Broadleigh Downs 1146.4 1134.4 in 1974 46 612.9
Winvic 1182.0 1088.8 in 1974 46 589.7
Orientos Station 739.2 555.8 in 1974 44 203.5
Namarah 994.2 931.0 in 1983 43 575.0
Possum Park 1213.0 1135.7 in 1910 43 645.6
Westmoreland Station 2057.6 1900.3 in 1973 42 925.4
Brigalow Research Stn 1353.1 1111.0 in 1978 41 704.8
Hawkins Creek 4151.9 3924.5 in 1981 39 2475.7
Ingham Composite 3484.2 3423.0 in 1981 39 2142.6
Strathtay Station 1365.6 1183.5 in 1981 39 618.8
Mt Sophia 5261.0 5184.5 in 1977 37 3349.7
Cardwell Range 4055.0 3750.0 in 2000 36 2463.3
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 1109.2 1009.6 in 2000 35 611.4
Wallen 759.6 648.6 in 2008 34 392.3
Oakington 1223.4 1075.6 in 1996 32 781.6
Turrawulla Station 1413.7 1000.2 in 1976 31 688.9
Boondall 1929.7 1619.1 in 1999 30 1142.0
Childers South 1690.2 1347.4 in 1992 29 883.4
Builyan Gum Street 1689.8 1182.1 in 1983 28 851.6
Lawnton Colonial Drive 2068.4 1887.4 in 1999 27 1228.3
Carneys Creek The Ranch 1519.8 1417.6 in 1983 25 1059.8
Roma Airport 1135.2 823.6 in 1989 24 585.0
Daintree Village 4528.2 4410.0 in 1973 23 3043.9
Lucinda Point 2208.8 2185.6 in 1981 23 1044.9
Traighli 1019.0 902.3 in 1998 21 632.3
Lochinvar 1080.1 923.9 in 1981 20 609.6

Highest total annual rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for 2010 (mm)
Most recent annual
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Annual
average
Surat 1126.8 1278.9 in 1890 120 578.9
Tambo Post Office 1287.4 1358.6 in 1890 120 534.6
Blackall Township 1244.2 1295.9 in 1890 118 533.5
Gillespie 1287.2 1349.2 in 1890 116 529.4
Lucinda Township 4051.0 4528.3 in 1894 106 2120.8
Tarome 1508.4 1560.7 in 1947 62 955.7
Mitchell Post Office 1264.7 1304.4 in 1950 60 569.2
Isisford Post Office 1076.5 1309.1 in 1950 59 457.1
University of Queensland Gatton 1112.4 1241.4 in 1950 59 774.5
Windorah Post Office 712.9 990.1 in 1950 59 289.8
Yarraman Post Office 1296.5 1418.1 in 1950 58 814.1
Aramac Post Office 1121.6 1158.4 in 1950 57 470.4
Kenilworth 926.0 983.3 in 1950 56 463.1
Moura Post Office 1212.2 1218.1 in 1950 55 685.4
Yuleba Garden St 995.7 1012.6 in 1954 55 616.9
Alpha Post Office 1303.9 1576.8 in 1956 54 565.2
Collinsville Post Office 1292.8 1583.6 in 1956 54 716.7
Cunnamulla Post Office 751.2 924.5 in 1956 54 376.8
Yaamba 1498.0 2002.4 in 1956 54 849.2
Anakie Richardson St 1512.7 1688.1 in 1956 53 649.3
Bollon Mary St 960.1 1158.7 in 1956 53 465.7
Bulliwallah 1255.0 1256.9 in 1950 53 597.5
Morven Post Office 970.5 1092.1 in 1950 53 542.6
Mossman South Alchera Drive 3462.6 3813.6 in 1950 53 2245.6
Mount Larcom Post Office 1857.2 2045.6 in 1956 53 894.0
Mungallala 1076.6 1384.3 in 1950 53 520.9
St Lawrence Post Office 1896.0 1976.1 in 1956 53 1019.4
Thangool Airport 1097.5 1216.8 in 1956 53 667.8
Warkon 921.4 965.8 in 1954 53 543.6
Blackbutt Post Office 1364.8 1419.1 in 1955 52 860.4
Nanango Wills St 1184.7 1219.6 in 1956 52 786.4
Dulacca Truck Stop 1047.6 1091.6 in 1956 51 609.5
Mt Perry The Pines 1429.5 1993.8 in 1956 51 943.7
Augathella Post Office 1056.7 1129.9 in 1956 50 531.1
Holmleigh 1108.0 1138.0 in 1956 50 487.7
Moogerah Dam 1429.9 1572.7 in 1947 50 954.6
Mount Joseph 1556.2 1776.0 in 1956 50 969.1
Te Kowai Exp Stn 2953.8 3455.4 in 1958 50 1688.0
Goomboorian 1934.0 2119.4 in 1956 49 1229.0
Imbil Post Office 1818.6 1919.2 in 1956 48 1181.3
Wharton Creek Station 1288.0 1616.4 in 1956 48 626.6
Woleebee Nevasa 1054.0 1171.6 in 1956 47 612.0
Gracemere - Lucas St 1524.4 1582.2 in 1956 46 829.5
Lockhart River Airport 3274.0 3298.5 in 1960 46 2079.1
Longreach Aero 886.2 921.7 in 1956 46 455.3
Bogarella 965.5 1128.4 in 1956 39 586.9
Mantuan Downs 975.4 1687.5 in 1956 39 605.5
Rosedale Post Office 2135.3 2219.7 in 1971 39 1099.6
Tiree 981.5 989.5 in 1955 38 472.7
Rockhampton Aero 1418.6 1631.0 in 1973 37 805.5
Alderley 1767.8 2131.0 in 1974 36 1145.8
Muttaburra 1037.6 1080.6 in 1974 36 455.7
Walterhall 1358.5 1576.0 in 1956 36 827.6
Gladstone Radar 1559.6 1731.6 in 1971 35 888.7
Kenilworth Township 2007.3 2026.1 in 1974 35 1292.7
Bundaberg Aero 1792.3 1892.5 in 1971 34 1033.7
Clermont Sirius St 1116.1 1140.9 in 1975 34 666.7
Crows Nest 1213.9 1238.6 in 1974 34 846.1
Rockley 1853.0 1910.0 in 1973 34 847.0
Yangan Post Office 1187.4 1208.6 in 1975 34 707.4
Mulga Downs 744.6 812.4 in 1976 33 400.5
Trinidad 770.6 876.4 in 1976 33 382.3
Tuan Creek Forest Stn 1705.4 1928.8 in 1976 33 1251.2
Roseberth Station 414.7 478.0 in 1974 32 151.4
Killarney Post Office 1018.0 1042.8 in 1975 31 742.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 2118.6 2802.0 in 1974 30 1408.1
Ulcanbah 962.3 1312.2 in 1974 30 554.1
Esk Post Office 1350.7 1371.3 in 1974 29 934.7
Nive Downs 865.1 1818.2 in 1974 29 525.5
Rollingstone 2852.6 3136.2 in 1974 29 1671.8
Jambin Post Office 864.8 961.0 in 1978 28 691.6
Macalister 1058.0 1176.4 in 1983 27 652.3
Victoria Sugar Mill 3275.4 3296.8 in 1981 27 2027.7
Condamine 982.5 1016.0 in 1983 24 621.2
Greenslopes Private Hospital 1602.9 1639.1 in 1974 24 1035.7
Highvale 1642.4 2362.1 in 1974 24 1153.0
Banana Post Office 881.4 888.2 in 1984 23 666.9
Eidsvold Post Office 902.0 922.8 in 1983 23 726.9
Low Isles Lighthouse 3350.7 3877.8 in 1981 23 2121.5
Oxenford (Oberon Way) 2320.0 2714.0 in 1974 23 1347.0
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 3462.9 3535.8 in 1979 23 1747.2
Oakey Aero 842.4 897.5 in 1988 22 628.2
Port Douglas - Warner St 3010.8 3497.5 in 1979 22 2021.7
The Head 1613.4 1645.4 in 1988 22 1153.0
Whyenbah 791.0 848.4 in 1983 22 458.4
Woodgate Store 1642.3 1698.1 in 1973 22 1020.8
Chinchilla Water Treatment Plant 1004.2 1091.4 in 1983 21 673.1
Dalveen 1189.2 1297.5 in 1988 21 864.4
Mt Tamborine Fern St 2385.4 2738.2 in 1988 21 1570.9
Amberley AMO 1220.4 1234.6 in 1988 20 860.6
Embreys Bridge 1051.2 1054.5 in 1983 20 695.6
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 2420.8 3001.2 in 1974 20 1679.3
Greenbank Thompson Road 1346.6 1423.3 in 1988 20 909.0
Pacific Heights 2203.6 2415.2 in 1990 20 1307.7



Record lowest annual daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in 2010 (C)
Previous annual
coolest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Charleville Aero 8.1 on 7 Jul 9.1 on 28 Jul 1986 69 28.1
Isisford Post Office 10.2 on 7 Jul 11.7 on 30 Jun 1957 52 30.8
Surat 9.9 on 7 Jul 10.0 on 28 Jul 1986 48 27.8



Record highest annual mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for 2010 (C)
Previous annual
warmest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Willis Island 29.4 = 29.4 in 1958 80 28.6



Record lowest annual mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for 2010 (C)
Previous annual
coolest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Longreach Aero 29.5 30.0 in 1989 42 31.4
Injune Post Office 25.9 26.2 in 1989 40 27.6
Texas Post Office 25.4 25.5 in 1971 37 27.0
Monto Township 26.1 26.2 in 1989 34 27.3

Lowest annual mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for 2010 (C)
Most recent annual
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Annual
average
Clermont Sirius St 27.8 27.3 in 1917 88 29.7
Charleville Aero 26.1 25.7 in 1956 54 28.1
Bollon Mary St 26.1 25.6 in 1956 51 28.0
Tambo Post Office 27.2 26.8 in 1956 51 29.0
Cunnamulla Post Office 26.3 25.6 in 1956 49 28.1
Windorah Post Office 28.5 27.8 in 1956 48 30.5
Barcaldine Post Office 28.6 28.3 in 1956 47 30.1
Surat 26.0 25.9 in 1950 47 27.8
Mitchell Post Office 26.2 25.5 in 1956 41 27.5
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.8 20.5 in 1963 41 21.7
Winton Post Office 30.7 30.3 in 1974 36 32.1
Boulia Airport 30.7 30.6 in 1984 26 31.8
Oakey Aero 24.5 24.4 in 1984 25 25.4
Baralaba Post Office 28.3 28.2 in 1978 23 29.7
Camooweal Township 32.3 32.2 in 1984 23 32.9
Rockhampton Aero 27.7 27.6 in 1989 21 28.4
Taroom Post Office 27.2 26.7 in 1989 21 28.3



Record highest annual daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in 2010 (C)
Previous annual
warmest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Urandangi 33.0 on 27 Dec 32.0 on 27 Dec 1972 54 16.2



Record highest annual mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for 2010 (C)
Previous annual
warmest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Innisfail 21.8 21.5 in 1998 97 19.3
Cardwell Marine Pde 21.3 21.2 in 1998 92 18.9
Willis Island 25.2 = 25.2 in 1998 79 24.0
Rockhampton Aero 18.1 = 18.1 in 1973 70 16.6
St Lawrence Post Office 18.7 = 18.7 in 2005 69 17.4
Townsville Aero 21.3 21.1 in 1998 69 19.8
Cairns Aero 22.4 21.7 in 1998 67 20.8
Mackay M.O 20.2 20.1 in 1998 50 19.0
Ayr DPI Research Stn 19.7 19.1 in 1973 48 17.9
Lockhart River Airport 23.8 23.1 in 1998 42 21.9
Walkamin Research Station 18.7 18.2 in 1998 41 17.1
Ingham Composite 20.6 = 20.6 in 1998 35 19.0
Oakey Aero 12.2 12.0 in 2007 35 10.9
Kowanyama Airport 22.2 21.8 in 1995 34 20.8
Musgrave 21.1 19.8 in 1916 34 18.7
Mackay Aero 19.3 18.9 in 1998 22 17.7
Proserpine Airport 19.0 = 19.0 in 1998 20 17.5

Highest annual mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for 2010 (C)
Most recent annual
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Annual
average
University of Queensland Gatton 13.9 14.0 in 1988 20 13.0



Summary statistics for 2010
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean
for
2010
Diff
from
average
Highest
for
2010
Mean
for
2010
Diff
from
average
Lowest
for
2010
Total
for
2010
Average
annual
total
Rank
of
2010
Fraction
of annual
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.7 +1.6 35.8 20 Nov 25.8 +0.7 22.4 28 Oct 1825.6 1500.8 high 122%
Coen Airport 31.7   35.9 26 Aug 22.5   14.9 15 Aug 1347.4
Horn Island 31.1 +0.8 33.6 19 Feb 25.5 +1.0 22.2 27 May 2222.6 1857.1 high 120%
Weipa Aero 32.9 +0.2 37.5 6 Oct 23.3 +1.5 17.9 3 Aug 2134.2 2007.2 average 106%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.2 +0.4 35.6 1 Mar 23.8 +1.9 17.9 16 Aug 3274.0 2079.1 v high 157%
Musgrave 33.2 +0.8 38.0 15 Nov 21.1 +2.4 12.9 14 Aug 1798.0 1169.3 v high 154%
Palmerville 32.5 -0.2 37.7 16 Sep 20.4 +1.4 13.0 21 Jun 1672.0 1041.8 v high 160%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 32.8   41.7 24 Jan 21.5   9.1 2 Jun 1790.2
Century Mine 33.3   42.3 5 Dec 20.2   4.8 14 Aug 895.4
Cloncurry Airport 31.9 -1.5 42.2 6 Dec 19.0 +0.2 3.9 14 Aug 721.4 529.8 high 136%
Croydon Township 33.1 -0.7 38.5 4 Dec 21.6 +1.3 7.0 13 Aug 1565.8 743.6 highest 211%
Julia Creek Airport 32.9   42.7 5 Dec 17.7   2.7 14 Aug 660.4
Kowanyama Airport 33.5 +0.3 38.5 5 Oct 22.2 +1.4 12.9 31 May 1668.7 1253.3 high 133%
Mornington Island 30.8 +0.4 37.2 14 Dec 23.2 +1.1 13.6 14 Aug 1758.6 1204.6 v high 146%
Mount Isa Aero 30.9 -0.9 40.9 5 Dec 17.5 +0.2 0.9 13 Aug 649.4 459.7 high 141%
Normanton Airport 33.2   39.1 4 Oct 22.4   11.4 13 Aug 1182.8 783.8 high 151%
Sweers Island 30.3   36.0 2 Feb     14.3 14 Aug 2049.2 1228.4 v high 167%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 32.6   38.6 11 Sep     7.5 12 Aug 1029.9
Hughenden Airport 30.8   38.4 5 Dec 17.6   2.2 4 Aug 932.4 500.3 v high 186%
Richmond Airport 32.1 -1.1 40.1 5 Dec 17.1 +0.1 2.0 21 Jun 758.8 484.2 high 157%
Richmond Post Office 32.2 -0.6 40.7 5 Dec 17.7 +1.1 3.6 14 Aug 810.7 477.9 v high 170%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.7 +0.7 36.9 4 Feb 22.4 +1.6 11.2 14 Aug 2660.0 2024.4 high 131%
Cooktown Airport 29.7 +0.2 36.9 5 Feb 23.2 +1.3 12.6 14 Aug 2220.8 1461.2 high 152%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.3 -0.1 35.5 8 Mar     19.0 14 Aug 3350.7 2121.5 v high 158%
Mareeba Airport 28.9 +0.1 34.1 5 Feb 19.4 +1.6 9.3 14 Aug 1184.2 855.3 high 138%
Walkamin Research Station 27.5 +0.2 33.6 5 Feb 18.7 +1.6 9.3 14 Aug 1410.3 1028.5 high 137%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.1 +0.4 38.0 2 Feb 21.3 +2.4 8.4 13 Aug 3139.9 2120.7 v high 148%
Ingham Composite 28.9 -0.3 37.9 3 Feb 20.6 +1.6 8.9 13 Aug 3484.2 2142.6 highest 163%
Innisfail 28.5 +0.6 36.7 2 Feb 21.8 +2.5 11.7 13 Aug 5278.7 3574.5 v high 148%
Lucinda Point 27.1 0.0 33.1 2 Feb 22.8 +0.5 15.2 13 Aug 2208.8 1044.9 highest 211%
Townsville Aero 29.0 +0.1 34.6 6 Mar 21.3 +1.5 6.8 4 Aug 1986.8 1143.8 v high 174%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.2 -0.2 34.6 7 Mar 21.1 +0.7 8.8 1 Jun 1957.6 983.4 v high 199%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 28.9 -0.2 36.1 18 Jan 19.7 +1.8 6.3 4 Aug 1759.4 977.7 highest 180%
Collinsville Post Office 29.8 -0.4 40.8 18 Jan 17.6 +1.2 3.2 4 Aug 1292.8 716.7 v high 180%
Mackay Aero 27.0 -0.2 33.3 5 Mar 19.3 +1.6 4.8 4 Aug 2904.0 1577.2 v high 184%
Mackay M.O 26.4 0.0 32.8 18 Dec 20.2 +1.2 9.3 14 Aug 2905.8 1611.3 highest 180%
Proserpine Airport 28.2 -0.6 35.6 3 Feb 19.0 +1.5 3.2 4 Aug
Samuel Hill Aero 26.3 -1.0 33.1 18 Jan 17.7 +2.1 4.1 14 Aug 2803.0 1448.4 v high 194%
St Lawrence 27.8   35.9 19 Jan 18.4   5.2 8 Aug 1907.6
St Lawrence Post Office 28.1 -0.3 36.7 19 Jan 18.7 +1.3 5.9 8 Aug 1896.0 1019.4 v high 186%
Williamson 27.6   34.4 19 Jan 18.0   3.0 8 Aug 1989.4
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.3 -0.6 34.2 18 Dec 19.0 +0.5 6.0 7 Aug 1850.8 948.4 v high 195%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.3 -1.1 39.6 19 Jan 18.3 +0.6 4.6 12 Aug 1110.1 668.9 high 166%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Sirius St 27.8 -1.9 37.9 18 Jan 15.9 +0.9 0.3 8 Aug 1116.1 666.7 v high 167%
Emerald Airport 27.9 -2.0 39.4 18 Jan 16.2 -0.1 2.6 8 Aug 1099.2 557.5 v high 197%
Tambo Post Office 27.2 -1.8 37.2 24 Jan 13.4 +0.8 -1.6 7 Aug 1287.4 534.6 v high 241%
Taroom Post Office 27.2 -1.1 37.9 17 Jan 14.5 +0.9 -1.7 8 Aug 1613.2 675.9 highest 239%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 28.6 -1.5 37.5 17 Dec 16.8 +0.5 3.9 3 Aug 1304.2 503.0 highest 259%
Blackall Airport 27.9   37.6 24 Jan 15.3   -0.2 7 Aug 1431.6 586.3 v high 244%
Isisford Post Office     38.1 17 Jan 16.3 +0.8 1.9 7 Aug 1076.5 457.1 v high 236%
Longreach Aero 29.5 -1.9 38.1 16 Dec 15.7 -0.1 0.5 8 Aug 886.2 455.3 v high 195%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 32.3 -0.6 41.1 5 Dec 18.1 +0.5 3.9 12 Aug 528.2 396.6 high 133%
Urandangi 32.0 -0.4 42.2 17 Dec 16.0 -0.2 2.0 13 Aug 671.2 302.7 v high 222%
Winton Airport 30.8   40.2 16 Dec 16.7   2.2 14 Aug 733.8
Winton Post Office 30.7 -1.4 40.1 16 Dec     3.4 14 Aug 736.3 413.8 v high 178%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 29.5 -2.5 44.2 25 Jan     1.8 3 Jul 636.9 193.0 highest 330%
Birdsville Airport 29.1 -2.5 45.4 24 Jan 16.3 -0.5 1.7 28 Jun 516.5 151.7 v high 340%
Boulia Airport 30.7 -1.1 42.3 16 Dec     4.5 12 Jun 392.7 265.0 high 148%
Windorah Post Office 28.5 -2.0 41.7 24 Jan 15.9 +0.1 1.5 30 Jun 712.9 289.8 v high 246%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 28.3 -1.4 37.8 18 Jan 15.8 +0.7 1.2 8 Aug 1348.0 715.7 highest 188%
Bundaberg Aero 26.6 0.0 35.8 19 Jan 17.3 +0.9 4.8 14 Aug 1792.3 1033.7 v high 173%
Gayndah Airport 27.1   38.3 18 Jan 14.9   0.7 23 Jul 1245.8
Gladstone Airport 26.8 -0.5 35.6 18 Dec 18.4 +0.4 6.9 8 Aug 1542.0 827.6 v high 186%
Gladstone Radar 27.5 -0.2 35.4 19 Jan 18.9 +0.4 8.5 3 Aug 1559.6 888.7 v high 175%
Lady Elliot Island 26.0 +0.4 31.6 27 Jan 21.1 +0.4 12.4 18 Oct 1661.8 1151.7 v high 144%
Monto Township 26.1 -1.2 36.6 18 Jan 14.0 +1.1 -1.2 7 Aug 1399.9 741.6 highest 189%
Rockhampton Aero 27.7 -0.7 36.7 18 Jan 18.1 +1.5 4.8 14 Aug 1418.6 805.5 v high 176%
Rundle Island 24.6 -0.2 30.9 21 Jan 20.7 -0.2 12.3 3 Aug
Seventeen Seventy 25.7 0.0 32.5 14 Feb 18.9 +0.1 9.0 3 Aug 1913.2 1176.1 v high 163%
Thangool Airport 27.6 -1.7 39.0 18 Jan 14.0 +0.7 -1.7 7 Aug 1097.5 667.8 v high 164%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.1 -0.7 38.0 18 Jan 13.6 +0.5 -1.4 7 Aug 1220.4 860.6 v high 142%
Archerfield Airport 25.6 -0.6 36.1 18 Jan 15.3 +1.0 3.8 8 Aug 1432.6 1068.7 high 134%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 25.9   38.1 27 Jan 13.4   -2.0 12 Jun 1136.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.6 -1.0 37.2 18 Jan 15.5 +0.8 4.4 8 Aug 2118.6 1408.1 v high 150%
Brisbane 25.8 -0.8 35.1 18 Jan 16.8 +0.6 6.1 14 Aug 1658.6 962.4 v high 172%
Brisbane Aero 24.9 -0.5 32.1 18 Jan 16.3 +0.8 5.0 7 Aug 1596.5 1042.3 high 153%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.0 +0.8 30.5 20 Jan 19.0 +1.0 10.2 3 Aug 1302.4 1502.7 average 87%
Coolangatta 25.1 +0.5 35.9 18 Jan 16.4 +0.5 3.8 15 Jul 2048.8 1515.3 high 135%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.0 +0.9 33.9 18 Jan 19.2 +0.5 9.6 3 Aug 1470.8 1384.5 average 106%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.5 +0.4 37.9 18 Jan 17.5 +0.3 7.3 12 Jun 2021.8 1275.5 v high 159%
Gympie 26.2 -1.0 37.1 28 Jan 14.7 +1.1 1.2 7 Aug 1526.6 1125.7 high 136%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.0 -0.3 34.8 19 Jan 17.2 +0.5 5.0 3 Aug 1603.4 1065.1 v high 151%
Jimna Forestry 22.5 -1.4 34.7 27 Jan 12.6 +0.9 -1.3 8 Aug 1522.6 842.4 v high 181%
Kingaroy Airport 24.2 -1.9 35.9 27 Jan 12.3 +1.1 -2.7 8 Aug 1079.0 631.7 v high 171%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.6 -0.4 37.7 18 Jan 15.9 +1.0 5.0 12 Jun 1547.3 1111.8 high 139%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.5   33.8 18 Jan 14.8   4.8 4 Jul 3244.0 1988.8 v high 163%
Maryborough 26.6 -0.3 34.5 28 Jan 16.2 +0.9 2.8 7 Aug
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.3   36.3 18 Jan 16.2   4.7 14 Aug
Point Lookout 25.8 +0.5 32.0 20 Feb     7.9 17 Oct
Rainbow Beach 25.1 -0.3 32.7 18 Jan       2110.6 1461.2 high 144%
Redcliffe 24.7   32.7 15 Feb 17.2   6.7 8 Aug
Sunshine Coast Airport 25.3 +0.1 34.6 17 Dec 16.3 +0.5 3.4 22 Aug 2011.6 1428.2 high 141%
Tewantin RSL Park 24.9 -0.3 34.7 17 Dec 17.4 +0.5 6.5 14 Aug 2343.8 1601.5 high 146%
Toolara (Kelly) 25.9 -1.4 37.5 18 Jan 16.8 +0.4 8.1 12 Jun 1922.6 1281.6 v high 150%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.1 -0.7 39.2 27 Jan 13.9 +0.9 -0.1 8 Aug 1112.4 774.5 v high 144%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 20.3 -0.4 34.3 25 Jan 9.6 +0.6 -4.7 28 Jun
Dalby Airport 25.4 -1.5 40.0 27 Jan 12.7 +0.8 -2.9 28 Jun 885.2 622.8 v high 142%
Goondiwindi Airport 25.8 -1.5 39.3 24 Jan 13.6 +0.8 -1.8 28 Jun 842.9 628.0 high 134%
Oakey Aero 24.5 -0.9 37.8 27 Jan 12.2 +1.3 -6.0 28 Jun 842.4 628.2 v high 134%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.8 -0.9 35.5 27 Jan 10.0 +1.2 -4.8 28 Jun 962.2 766.6 high 126%
Texas Post Office 25.4 -1.6 39.1 24 Jan 12.7 +1.4 -2.3 28 Jun 860.9 660.1 high 130%
Toowoomba Airport 21.7 -1.5 35.1 27 Jan 12.8 +0.2 0.1 28 Jun 1100.4 673.2 v high 163%
Warwick 23.1 -1.6 36.9 27 Jan 11.5 +1.1 -4.0 28 Jun 1119.6 702.1 v high 159%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 26.0 -1.8 38.7 25 Jan 13.6 +0.6 -2.9 8 Aug 1011.2 575.1 v high 176%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 25.9 -1.7 37.7 27 Jan 12.8 +1.0 -4.7 8 Aug 1343.9 638.2 highest 211%
Mitchell Post Office 26.2 -1.3 38.9 28 Jan 12.7 +1.0 -3.5 8 Aug 1264.7 569.2 v high 222%
Roma Airport 26.0 -1.9 38.4 28 Jan 13.1 +0.3 -3.9 8 Aug 1135.2 585.0 highest 194%
St George Airport 25.8 -2.2 39.2 28 Jan 13.7 -0.2 -1.5 23 Jul 858.4 518.1 v high 166%
Surat 26.0 -1.8 38.4 28 Jan 13.5 +0.5 -2.8 4 Jul 1126.8 578.9 v high 195%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 26.1 -1.9 40.0 28 Jan 13.5 +0.3 -1.5 4 Jul 960.1 465.7 v high 206%
Charleville Aero 26.1 -2.0 38.5 25 Jan 13.7 +0.2 -0.8 22 Jul 1092.4 495.4 highest 221%
Cunnamulla Post Office 26.3 -1.8 40.5 23 Jan 14.5 +0.3 0.3 4 Jul 751.2 376.8 v high 199%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie Airport 27.3 -1.9  42.0 24 Jan 15.1 0.5 1.0 30 Jun 940.1 347.9 v high 270%

Notes

A Annual Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Queensland using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 4 January 2011. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages are long-term means based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not shown for sites with less than 9 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

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