Queensland in 2011: A wet, cool year

  • The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 826.8 mm, which is 203.4 mm above the 1961-90 average of 623.4 mm
  • 72% of the state had above average rainfall, with some areas highest on record. Meanwhile, the central west, parts of the southern border districts (east of the channel country), and parts of the southeast coast (such as Brisbane and Coolangatta) were close to average
  • Three tropical cyclones formed in January and during the second week extreme flooding occurred in Brisbane and nearby areas of southeast Queensland, including Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley (refer to Special Climate Statement 24)
  • Queensland had its wettest March on record (previous being 1950) as well as the lowest area averaged autumn mean temperature on record
  • The wettest spot overall was Bellenden Ker Top with 10078.0 mm (over ten metres of rain)
  • It was the lowest area-averaged annual mean temperature since 1984, with below average mean temperatures stretching from the west to the coast across the central part of the state
  • Several sites set new records for low temperatures, including a few where 9 June was their coldest day ever registered (e.g. Croydon had its lowest mean daily maximum) and several where days or nights were the coolest they have been for several decades.
  • The coolest on average overall was Applethorpe and the warmest on average overall was Coconut Island
Through the year
January
  • January total rainfall was very much above average
  • The extremely wet period from late November 2010 to mid January 2011 contributed to widespread flooding of many Queensland rivers
  • During the second week of January severe flooding (including river and flash flooding) occurred in Brisbane and nearby areas of southeast Queensland 
  • TC Anthony crossed the coast near Bowen on the 30th
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
February
  • The remnants of ex-TC Anthony reached the southwest corner of the state during the first two days of February, with rain, thunderstorms and moderate falls, dominating the southwest
  • Most areas over western Queensland were above the February average, while most parts over the southeast and the central inlands were below
  • Severe TC Yasi (marginal Category 5) made landfall on the southern tropical coast near Mission Beach early on 3rd February
  • TC Yasi maintained a strong core with damaging winds and heavy rain, tracking westwards across the north of the state and finally weakened to a tropical low near Mount Isa on the 3rd February
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
March, April, May (Autumn)
  • A wet and cool autumn saw above average rainfall across most parts of the state, with more than half receiving very much above average rainfall
  • It was the wettest autumn since 1990 and the wettest March on record
  • Cooler than seasonal average temperatures for both day and night, with the coldest autumn for the state (for averaged daily mean temperatures)
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
June, July, August (Winter)
  • The average minimum temperature anomaly for winter was the lowest since 1982
  • There were six low temperature records broken
  • Overall the state received average rainfall 
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
September, October, November (Spring)
  • It was wet in the west and south during spring, with around 43% of the state receiving above average rainfall (except for the north tropical coast, the coastal districts and the central highlands, which were below average
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were mostly on average, with maximum temperatures covering 80% and minimum temperatures over 93% of the state
  • A total of 20 rainfall records (with at least one lowest on record) and 8 temperature records were reported
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
Map of decile rank of rainfall Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
December
  • Lowest area averaged December mean temperature (compared to the 1961-90 average) since 2010 (ranked 7 of 62 years, 1999 being the lowest)
  • 77.3% of the state had below average to lowest on record mean temperatures (the exceptions being the coastal northern districts and south and west channel country)
  • There were at least 16 temperature related records broken 
Monthly rainfall deciles for Queensland Monthly maximum temperature decile for Queensland Monthly minimum temperature decile for Queensland

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 826.8 mm (the highest since 2010), being 203.4 mm above the 1961-90 average of 623.4 mm. 72% of the state had above average to highest on record rainfall.

The wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top with 10078.0 mm followed by Bellenden Ker Bottom with 6002.8 mm, and for townships, Babinda Post Office with 5431.8 mm, followed by Tully Sugar Mill with 5059.6 mm.

Some sites had their highest total rainfall on record. Some sites had their highest total rainfall for at least 20 years.

The wettest single day was at Mornington Island with 477.2 mm on 1 Mar. Some sites had their highest daily rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature anomaly was -0.40 C, compared with the 1961-90 average of 23.2 C, and the lowest since 1984.

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 28.4 C. The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 14.5 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 14.5 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.0 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 17.1 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature anomaly was -0.36 C compared with the 1961-90 average of 29.9 C.

The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 47.4 C on 27 Jan.

The warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 32.7 C, closely followed by Julia Creek Airport and Scherger RAAF with 32.6 C. The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 20.2 C.

The coldest day was at Toowoomba Airport with 7.4 C on 9 Jun.

Some sites had their coldest day (lowest 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

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature anomaly was -0.44 C (lowest since 1976), compared with the 1961-90 average of 16.6 C.

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -7.3 C on 12 Jul.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 8.8 C. The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.8 C.

The warmest night was at Thargomindah Airport with 31.8 C on 28 Jan.

Some sites had their lowest mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest 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 gust was at Willis Island with 206 km/h on 2 Feb.

Other phenomena

Four tropical cyclones occurred with Zelia, Anthony and Yasi all forming in January and the short lived Fina in December.

During the second week of January extreme flooding (including river and flash flooding) occurred in Brisbane and nearby areas of southeast Queensland, including Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley (refer to Special Climate Statement 24).

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Extremes in 2011
Hottest day 47.4 C at Birdsville Airport on 27 Jan
Warmest days on average 32.7 C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 20.2 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 7.4 C at Toowoomba Airport on 9 Jun
Coldest night -7.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 12 Jul
Coolest nights on average 8.8 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 24.8 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 31.8 C at Thargomindah Airport on 28 Jan
Warmest on average overall 28.4 C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 14.5 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall10,078.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top
6002.8 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom
5431.8 mm at Babinda Post Office
5059.6 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
Driest overall281.2 mm at Ballera Gas Field
Wettest day 477.2 mm at Mornington Island on 1 Mar
475.0 mm at Dayboro Post Office on 11 Jan
464.0 mm at Hawkins Creek on 3 Feb
Highest wind gust 206 km/h at Willis Island on 2 Feb

Record highest annual daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in 2011 (mm)
Previous annual
wettest
Years of
record
Nanango Wills St 183.8 on 11 Jan 167.1 on 20 Jan 1929 125
Theebine 283.2 on 8 Jan 254.0 on 30 Apr 1948 112
Hattonvale Store 228.8 on 12 Jan 184.0 on 20 Nov 2008 100
Glengyle 186.0 on 6 Mar 163.0 on 1 Mar 2010 92
Mornington Island 477.2 on 1 Mar 377.2 on 18 Jan 1919 92
Lindfield 257.0 on 10 Jan 237.8 on 9 Feb 1999 84
Dayboro Post Office 475.0 on 11 Jan 316.0 on 12 Dec 1991 80
Condamine 175.0 on 20 Mar 152.4 on 26 May 1938 73
Moothandella Station 231.0 on 5 Mar 140.0 on 2 Mar 1999 73
Cluny 189.0 on 6 Mar 175.0 on 20 Jan 2007 72
Bedourie Police Station 319.1 on 6 Mar 188.4 on 1 Mar 2010 69
Marodian Homestead 225.0 on 8 Jan 168.0 on 17 Feb 2010 67
Glenaven 150.2 on 11 Jan 147.3 on 20 Jul 1965 58
Spring Creek 200.0 on 11 Jan 181.4 on 11 Feb 1976 53
Theodore 170.0 on 9 Feb 134.0 on 1 Dec 2007 45
Moonah 120.0 on 19 Apr 110.5 on 12 Feb 1973 41
Kamaran Downs 360.6 on 6 Mar 145.0 on 1 Mar 2010 38
Withcott 180.8 on 11 Jan 149.8 on 3 May 1996 38
Embreys Bridge 147.2 on 11 Jan 112.6 on 10 Dec 1997 36
Oakington 142.4 on 11 Jan 126.6 on 28 Jan 1987 34
Hammond Downs 134.4 on 5 Mar 87.0 on 14 Jan 1974 26
Cooby Creek Dam 127.0 on 11 Jan 125.8 on 9 Feb 1999 22



Record highest total annual rainfall
Total rainfall
for 2011 (mm)
Previous annual
wettest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Mornington Island 2604.2 2171.4 in 2006 82 1221.6
Bedourie Police Station 690.0 636.9 in 2010 60 201.5
Mount Isa Aero 1063.2 917.0 in 1997 44 473.6
Rollingstone 3200.6 3136.2 in 1974 32 1719.4

Highest total annual rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for 2011 (mm)
Most recent annual
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Annual
average
Bambaroo 2995.8 3781.2 in 1950 54 1872.2
Nanango Wills St 1204.1 1219.6 in 1956 53 789.7
Lowood Don St 1302.0 1337.6 in 1974 29 821.3
Paluma Ivy Cottage 4122.4 4691.0 in 1981 25 2637.9
Meandarra Post Office 774.1 935.6 in 1983 24 575.6
Embreys Bridge 960.8 1054.5 in 1983 21 693.5
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 2424.1 3001.2 in 1974 21 1686.9
Pacific Heights 1437.2 2415.2 in 1990 20 1301.2



Record lowest annual daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in 2011 (C)
Previous annual
coolest
Years of
record
Annual
average
University of Queensland Gatton 11.8 on 9 Jun 12.0 on 4 Jul 1984 47 26.8
Injune Post Office 8.8 on 9 Jun 8.9 on 20 Jun 2007 45 27.5
Coolangatta 13.9 on 9 Jun 14.6 on 20 Jun 1986 26 24.6
Gold Coast Seaway 14.5 on 9 Jun 15.0 on 12 Aug 2005 20 25.2



Record lowest annual mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for 2011 (C)
Previous annual
coolest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Croydon Township 32.3 32.5 in 1974 76 33.8

Lowest annual mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for 2011 (C)
Most recent annual
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Annual
average
Camooweal Township 31.5 31.3 in 1974 34 32.9
Mount Isa Aero 30.6 30.4 in 1977 34 31.8
Low Isles Lighthouse 28.7 28.3 in 1977 33 29.4
Seventeen Seventy 25.1 24.7 in 1989 21 25.7



Record lowest annual mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for 2011 (C)
Previous annual
coolest
Years of
record
Annual
average
Mount Isa Aero 15.6 15.7 in 2001 44 17.3

Lowest annual mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for 2011 (C)
Most recent annual
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Annual
average
Longreach Aero 14.5 14.4 in 1977 34 15.8
Barcaldine Post Office 15.9 15.7 in 1978 32 16.3
Croydon Township 19.4 18.6 in 1976 31 20.4
Camooweal Township 16.3 16.1 in 1977 30 17.6
Maryborough 15.0 14.5 in 1982 29 15.3
Townsville Aero 19.4 19.2 in 1982 29 19.8
Bundaberg Aero 15.8 15.6 in 1966 25 16.4
Springsure Comet St 13.9 =13.9 in 1985 23 14.3



Summary statistics for 2011
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean
for
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest
for
2011
Mean
for
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest
for
2011
Total
for
2011
Average
annual
total
Rank
of
2011
Fraction
of annual
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.9 +0.7 36.7 29 Nov 24.8 -0.4 20.4 10 Aug 1807.0 1526.3 high 118%
Coen Airport 31.3   40.1 12 Oct 20.4   9.5 18 Jun 1297.8
Horn Island 30.5 +0.2 35.2 13 Oct 24.4 -0.1 16.3 10 Aug 1639.6 1842.6 average 89%
Scherger RAAF 32.6   39.3 13 Oct 21.6   11.7 18 Jun 2515.0
Weipa Aero 32.4 -0.3 38.0 27 Oct 21.7 -0.2 12.0 18 Jun 2255.4 1967.3 average 115%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.1 +0.3 35.3 8 Dec 22.0 0.0 12.2 12 Aug 2788.5 2093.0 high 133%
Musgrave 32.5 +0.1 40.0 8 Dec     7.9 17 Jun 1629.2 1173.9 high 139%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 32.1 -1.1 41.3 13 Oct 19.8 -1.0 7.5 13 Jun 1372.8 867.5 high 158%
Century Mine 32.7   41.3 10 Oct 18.3   5.3 20 Jun 1290.8
Cloncurry Airport 31.6 -1.7 40.9 29 Oct 17.4 -1.4 4.8 21 Jun 690.6 541.2 average 128%
Croydon Township 32.3 -1.5 41.0 13 Oct 19.4 -1.0 5.2 13 Jun 1104.4 746.6 v high 148%
Julia Creek Airport 32.6   42.3 15 Dec 15.7   0.9 19 Jun
Kowanyama Airport     38.7 13 Oct 20.4 -0.4 9.3 2 Jun 1941.4 1260.8 v high 154%
Mornington Island 29.8 -0.6 37.3 14 Dec 21.6 -0.6 9.8 21 Jun 2604.2 1221.6 highest 213%
Mount Isa Aero 30.6 -1.2 40.8 29 Jan 15.6 -1.7 0.1 20 Jun 1063.2 473.6 highest 224%
Normanton Airport 32.3 -1.3 42.3 13 Oct 20.6 -1.2 8.1 13 Jun 1291.8 834.6 high 155%
Sweers Island 29.3 -1.1 37.2 10 Oct 22.6 -0.7 12.5 11 Jun 2352.9 1340.9 v high 175%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 31.8   39.7 12 Oct 17.5   2.0 19 Jun 1162.6
Hughenden Airport 31.0 -1.1 39.8 13 Oct 16.1 -1.4 1.5 23 Jul 615.2 511.8 average 120%
Richmond Airport 32.3 -0.8 41.5 13 Oct 15.9 -1.1 0.9 24 Jul 393.6 477.3 average 82%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.1 +0.1 35.8 13 Dec 20.6 -0.2 9.2 19 Jun 2630.6 2033.4 high 129%
Cooktown Airport 29.1 -0.4 36.9 12 Oct 21.1 -1.0 7.2 19 Jun 1889.6 1504.0 average 126%
Low Isles Lighthouse 28.7 -0.7 35.0 12 Dec 23.1 -0.3 17.8 19 Jun
Mareeba Airport 28.4 -0.5 38.7 12 Oct 17.3 -0.6 6.2 23 Jul 1281.4 894.0 high 143%
Walkamin Research Station 27.0 -0.3 38.8 12 Oct 16.7 -0.4 4.3 16 Jun 1211.0 1032.4 high 117%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Ingham Composite 28.7 -0.5 37.7 12 Oct 18.7 -0.3 7.5 19 Aug 3028.1 2164.8 high 140%
Innisfail 27.7 -0.2 33.6 13 Dec 20.1 +0.8 10.1 19 Jun 4187.4 3580.0 high 117%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.9 -0.2 36.1 13 Dec 19.3 +0.1 7.2 19 Jun 4590.9 3302.2 high 139%
Townsville Aero 28.6 -0.3 35.4 13 Dec 19.4 -0.4 6.7 19 Jun 1538.2 1149.7 high 134%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.7 -0.7 33.1 27 Dec 19.6 -0.9 6.8 23 Jul
Hamilton Island Airport 25.6   32.8 13 Dec 21.2   13.3 11 Jun 2209.6 1498.1 high 147%
Mackay Aero 26.8 -0.4 34.2 1 Oct 17.7 -0.1 4.4 24 Jun 1729.2 1583.5 average 109%
Mackay M.O 26.1 -0.3 34.6 27 Dec 19.0 0.0 8.1 11 Jul 1937.2 1618.6 high 120%
Proserpine Airport 28.1 -0.6 35.8 1 Oct 17.0 -0.6 3.0 23 Jul 2001.6 1438.3 high 139%
Samuel Hill Aero 26.5 -0.7 34.1 22 Mar 16.0 +0.2 1.9 11 Jul 1584.4 1462.0 high 108%
St Lawrence 27.8   36.5 11 Dec 16.7   3.3 10 Aug 1081.2
St Lawrence Post Office 28.0 -0.4 36.3 8 Oct 17.2 -0.2 4.5 11 Jul 1103.6 1020.1 average 108%
Williamson 27.6   34.5 22 Mar 16.2   2.1 10 Jul 862.0
Woolshed     35.2 12 Oct 15.9 -0.7 2.0 23 Jul 1581.8 1096.2 average 144%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.5 -0.3 34.6 22 Mar 18.0 -0.5 4.8 10 Jul 1146.6 960.8 high 119%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.3 -1.0 40.2 11 Oct 16.4 -1.3 3.5 23 Jul 910.1 684.4 average 133%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 28.3   37.4 26 Dec 13.0   -1.6 11 Jul 635.6
Emerald Airport 28.5 -1.2 37.3 15 Oct 15.0 -1.3 3.1 11 Sep 622.2 561.3 average 111%
Lochington 28.5   37.7 28 Jan 13.7   0.3 13 Jul 692.0
Rolleston Airport 28.0   37.3 15 Nov 13.4   0.2 23 Jun 840.2
Springsure Comet St 27.6 -1.3 37.2 28 Jan 13.9 -0.4 0.4 11 Sep
Taroom Post Office 28.0 -0.2 38.0 15 Nov 13.2 -0.4 -1.2 13 Jul 572.7 674.9 average 85%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 29.5 -0.6 39.8 28 Jan 15.9 -0.4 2.4 20 Jul
Blackall Airport 29.1 -1.3 39.8 28 Jan 13.6 -2.0 -1.4 8 Jul
Isisford Post Office 30.4 -0.4 41.5 26 Jan 15.0 -0.5 1.3 23 Jun 477.1 452.3 average 105%
Longreach Aero 30.8 -0.6 40.7 15 Nov 14.5 -1.3 0.1 18 Jun 343.2 453.2 average 76%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 31.5 -1.4 40.5 26 Oct 16.3 -1.3 1.5 24 Jul 931.0 401.3 v high 232%
Urandangi 32.1 -0.3 44.5 30 Jan     -1.0 21 Jun 512.1 304.5 v high 168%
Winton Airport 31.7   42.3 28 Jan 15.9   2.1 21 Jun 415.6 413.3 average 101%
Winton Post Office 31.3 -0.8 41.5 28 Jan 16.6 0.0 3.6 23 Jul 455.0 411.6 average 111%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 30.9 -0.5 47.4 27 Jan     2.0 10 Jul 405.4 139.4 v high 291%
Boulia Airport 31.5 -0.3 43.6 29 Jan 17.0 +0.1 2.6 21 Jun 407.3 266.0 high 153%
Windorah Post Office 30.2 -0.3 43.3 27 Jan 15.4 -0.4 0.6 10 Jun 622.8 292.7 v high 213%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 26.8 +0.2 34.4 22 Mar 15.8 -0.6 3.7 23 Jun 931.4 1032.2 average 90%
Gayndah Airport 27.4   36.5 28 Nov 13.6   -0.5 12 Jul 780.0
Gladstone Airport 26.9 -0.3 33.8 22 Mar 17.4 -0.7 5.9 11 Jul 781.8 824.9 average 95%
Gladstone Radar 27.8 +0.1 35.5 21 Feb 18.2 -0.3 6.7 10 Jul 734.4 885.7 average 83%
Lady Elliot Island 25.5 -0.1 32.7 5 Feb 20.5 -0.2 9.8 20 Jun 1156.4 1151.8 average 100%
Rockhampton Aero 27.9 -0.4 36.0 11 Dec 16.8 +0.2 3.9 11 Jul 905.2 807.0 high 112%
Rundle Island 24.4 -0.4 31.6 18 Jan 20.2 -0.7 11.9 11 Jun
Seventeen Seventy 25.1 -0.6 31.9 22 Mar 18.4 -0.4 7.7 10 Jul 1178.5 1179.5 average 100%
Thangool Airport 27.9 -1.3 37.8 15 Nov 12.1 -1.3 -3.0 10 Jul 569.2 666.5 average 85%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.3 -0.4 36.9 15 Nov 12.5 -0.6 -2.7 13 Jul 1095.2 864.0 high 127%
Archerfield Airport 25.8 -0.4 34.9 20 Feb 14.4 +0.1 1.9 13 Jul 1032.2 1068.3 average 97%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.0   36.1 15 Nov 12.6   -3.7 10 Jul
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.7 -0.8 35.6 18 Jan 14.6 -0.1 4.4 24 Jun 1745.2 1414.3 high 123%
Brisbane 25.9 -0.6 35.3 20 Feb 16.0 -0.2 5.3 9 Aug 1175.6 981.8 high 120%
Brisbane Aero 24.8 -0.5 33.5 18 Jan 15.4 -0.2 3.2 10 Jul 1131.6 1051.3 average 108%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.7 +0.5 30.5 3 Mar 18.4 +0.4 9.1 10 Jul
Coolangatta 24.8 +0.2 32.6 18 Sep 15.3 -0.7 0.7 9 Jul 1430.0 1512.1 average 95%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.3 +0.1 34.8 20 Feb 16.8 -0.4 6.9 9 Jul 1247.2 1273.8 average 98%
Gympie 26.3 -0.9 36.4 21 Feb 13.7 +0.1 -1.3 10 Jul 1267.8 1126.7 high 113%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.0 -0.3 33.6 2 Mar 16.1 -0.6 1.4 10 Jul 1252.0 1083.8 high 116%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.6 -0.3 35.6 27 Nov 15.0 0.0 2.0 9 Jul 1204.7 1090.4 average 110%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.5 -0.8 32.4 21 Feb 14.4 +0.2 2.6 10 Jul 2492.6 1994.1 high 125%
Maryborough 26.7 -0.2 35.9 18 Jan 15.0 -0.3 0.7 10 Jul 1224.0 1140.6 average 107%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.2   34.2 21 Feb 15.3   3.3 9 Jul 1993.2
Rainbow Beach 24.9 -0.5 34.4 22 Mar       1760.2 1476.3 high 119%
Redcliffe 24.7   32.3 23 Mar 16.5   5.5 10 Jul
Sunshine Coast Airport 25.0 -0.2 32.9 27 Dec 15.6 -0.3 3.5 10 Aug 2002.4 1464.1 high 137%
Tewantin RSL Park 24.8 -0.4 33.5 12 Dec 16.5 -0.4 5.1 11 Jul
Toolara (Kelly) 25.9 -1.3 36.9 18 Jan 16.1 -0.4 4.1 10 Jul 1458.0 1294.2 average 113%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.3 -0.5 37.4 20 Feb 13.0 0.0 -1.9 13 Jul
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 20.2 -0.5 33.0 20 Feb 8.8 -0.2 -6.8 12 Jul 953.4 766.0 high 124%
Dalby Airport 25.6 -1.2 36.6 2 Mar 11.3 -0.7 -5.3 10 Jul 690.4 626.2 average 110%
Goondiwindi Airport 26.5 -0.7 39.9 26 Jan 12.6 -0.3 -1.9 9 Jul 789.4 637.5 high 124%
Inglewood Forest 25.6 -1.1 38.5 15 Nov 12.0 -0.7 -1.3 10 Jul 701.8 635.9 high 110%
Oakey Aero 24.8 -0.6 36.0 15 Nov 10.3 -0.6 -6.7 12 Jul 824.4 633.0 high 130%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 21.1 -0.6 34.7 20 Feb 8.9 +0.1 -7.3 12 Jul 844.5 767.2 average 110%
Texas Post Office 25.9 -1.0 39.0 15 Nov 11.6 +0.2 -4.6 9 Jul 689.8 660.5 average 104%
Toowoomba Airport 21.9 -1.2 33.2 15 Nov 12.3 -0.3 -0.7 10 Jul 1156.8 715.0 high 162%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 26.8 -0.8 37.9 15 Nov 12.1 -0.9 -3.9 10 Jul 658.2 545.7 high 121%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 26.6 -0.9 37.9 28 Jan 11.2 -0.6 -3.5 10 Jul 834.9 640.5 high 130%
Roma Airport 26.9 -0.9 39.4 28 Jan 11.5 -1.3 -4.9 10 Jul 871.8 596.5 v high 146%
St George Airport 27.2 -0.7 41.0 26 Jan 13.3 -0.5 -1.1 12 Jul 581.6 523.4 average 111%
Surat 26.7 -1.1 40.6 28 Jan 12.5 -0.5 -3.6 12 Jul 720.0 580.0 high 124%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 28.0 0.0 43.5 26 Jan 13.0 -0.2 -3.0 10 Jul 568.7 466.8 high 122%
Charleville Aero 27.8 -0.2 42.9 28 Jan 13.0 -0.5 -3.3 10 Jul 591.4 497.4 high 119%
Cunnamulla Post Office 28.4 +0.4 45.2 27 Jan 14.7 +0.5 0.0 10 Jul 417.8 377.1 average 111%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie Airport 29.2 0.0 45.5 26 Jan 14.9 -0.5 -1.2 10 Jun 556.1 349.9 high 159%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 24.7   30.5 12 Dec 19.6   10.4 11 Jun 1190.2

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 11 am on Tuesday 3 January 2012. 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.

The temperature anomalies are the differences to the respective 1961-1990 averages.

Please note that the rainfall data from telemetry gauges (those with ALERT, AL or TM in their names) may be from non-Bureau owned stations and includes real-time operational data from automated systems and has not been checked.

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