Wednesday, 2 January 2013 - Annual Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC24R0
Queensland in 2012: Wet, average days, cool nights2012
was another wetter-than-average year for Queensland, though not to the
same extent as the very wet 2011. Maximum temperatures were a little
above average (+0.22 °C) while minimum temperatures were below average
(–0.36 °C). As a result the mean temperature was a little below average
(–0.07 °C). Queensland was the only Australian State to experience a
below average mean temperature during 2012.
Queensland recorded the second largest annual rainfall anomaly of any State or Territory at 8.2 per cent above average (623.4 mm). However, not all areas recorded above average falls, with some areas, mainly in the southeast and far northeast, experiencing below-average rainfall. Significant weather events included one tropical cyclone in February (Jasmine).
- 43 per cent of the State, by area, recorded above-average rainfall (decile 8–9), with some areas in the north, west, and southeast (mainly non-coastal) receiving average, or in the case of the southeast and far northeast, below-average rainfall (51 and 6 per cent of the State, by area, respectively)
- The wettest station in 2012 was Bellenden Ker Top station with 6780 mm
- 47 per cent of the State had average maximum temperatures, with 19 per cent below average, mainly in the north through to the central and central coast regions
- 49 per cent of the State had below average minimum temperatures, with some areas in the north, southwest, and southeast receiving average minimum temperatures (46 per cent by area)
- Applethorpe had the coolest nights and was the coolest on average overall
Other phenomenaPersistent heavy rain from 23 to 27 January across southeast Queensland triggered extensive flooding which continued in early February with further rain across the southern inland and westward-flowing floodwaters progressing across southern Queensland. Record flooding was encountered in several areas of the Condamine–Balonne catchment. A tropical low travelled into Queensland from the Northern Territory in mid to late March, the remnants of which brought heavy downpours across northern Queensland, causing major flooding in Cairns, Innisfail, Ingham and Mackay. A developing low over the Sunshine Coast brought heavy rain and flash flooding across the southeast corner of Queensland, damaging more than 800 homes on the 23rd. A tornado was also reported in the western suburbs of Townsville on 20 March. Queensland endured a busy fire season, with late October a particularly bad time as severe fire weather saw more than 60 fires burning across the state. Associated smoke was also observed across the State for many months. Severe thunderstorms over 17–18 November caused widespread damage in southeast Queensland. High winds, large hail (including up to 10 cm on the Darling Downs), intense lightning activity, as well as some flash flooding occurred around Brisbane. A significant spring heatwave affected eastern Australia in late November with widespread maxima in the low to mid-40s recorded in southern Queensland.
|Through the year (from previous climate summaries)|
Had a hot start and wet finish, with numerous rainfall records broken; record-high daily totals were observed at 17 stations, and record-high monthly totals at eleven stations. Extreme rainfall began in the southeast around the 24th, continuing for eight consecutive days over the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast, and for 16 days on the Sunshine Coast. Only 10 per cent of the State received below-average rainfall, with around 44 per cent above average.
Cool nights and average rainfall resulted in the third-lowest minimum temperature (state averaged) on record. 64 per cent of the State received average rainfall; with the lowest state averaged rainfall since 2006. The low which would become tropical cyclone Jasmine passed through northern Queensland in early February before reaching cyclone strength in the Coral Sea. In total, seven temperature and nine rainfall records were set for the month.
Was wet and cool with around 68 per cent of the State recording above-average rainfall. There were a total of 21 daily rainfall records and one total autumn rainfall record set at various sites. March recorded the fifth-highest rainfall on record and over half the State experienced below-average temperatures, with ten daily station low maximum and three daily minimum temperature records broken.
Saw wet, mild days and cool nights. Around 60 per cent of the State recorded above-average rainfall (with 36 per cent average, mainly in the south, and below average on the peninsula). Average maximum temperatures covered 66 per cent of the State, with 30 per cent below average, mainly in the central regions, and above average on the peninsula. Minimum temperatures were below average over 68 per cent of the State, average for 30 per cent, and above average in the southeast. There were a total of 14 daily rainfall, one total winter rainfall, four daily, and two winter temperature records broken at various sites.
Warm days, average to cool nights and below-average rainfall. Above-average maximum temperatures covered around 70 per cent of the State, whislt approximately 50 per cent of the State recorded average minimum temperatures, with around 35 per cent below average. Around half the State recorded average rainfall, with most of the rest of the State below average. Five stations observed temperature records and seven rainfall records. Snow was reported in Stanthorpe on 12 October.
Dry and warm with around half of the state recording below average rainfall. The area averaged rainfall was the lowest since 2002. No where in the state recorded below average maximum temperatures. The maximum temperature anomaly was the 5th highest on record. Around 59% of the state recorded above average minimum temperatures with around 36% below average (mainly near the coast). There were 16 record low rainfall stations (47 lowest for at least 20 years) and 10 temperature records broken.
Above-average rainfallThe Queensland area-averaged rainfall was 674.4 mm, which is 51.0 mm above the 1961-1990 average of 623.4 mm (lowest since 2008).
The wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top station with 6780 mm. This was followed by Bellenden Ker Bottom station with 4318.6 mm (not including December), Daradgee with 3716.4 mm and Tully Sugar Mill with 3715.8 mm.
Some sites had their highest total rainfall for at least 20 years.
The wettest single day was at Mount Jukes with 388.0 mm on 21 Mar, followed by Paluma Ivy Cottage with 366.0 mm on 20 Mar, followed by Russell River with 351.2 mm on 25 May.Some sites had their highest daily rainfall on record.
The Queensland area-averaged mean temperature anomaly was –0.07 °C, compared
with the 1961–1990 average of 23.2 °C (highest since 2010).
The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 28.2 °C, followed by Horn Island with 27.6 °C, Scherger RAAF with 27.4 °C and by Weipa Aero with 27.4 °C.
The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 15.0 °C, followed by Warwick with 17.4 °C and by Toowoomba Airport with 17.5 °C.
Average maximum temperature (based on deciles)
The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature anomaly was +0.22 °C
compared with the 1961–1990 average of 29.9 °C (highest since 2009).
The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 47.5 °C on 7 Jan, followed by Ballera Gas Field with 45.6 °C on 7 Jan, Windorah Post Office with 45.6 °C on 7 Jan and Urandangi with 45.3 °C on the 5 Feb.
The warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 33.9 °C, followed by Camooweal Township with 33.5 °C and by Kowanyama Airport with 33.3 °C.
The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 21.4 °C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 22.7 °C and Maleny Tamarind St with 23.1 °C.
The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 7.7 °C on 5 Jun, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.0 °C on 5 Jun and Applethorpe with 9.9 °C on 26 Jun.Some sites had their highest temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.
Below average minimum temperature (based on deciles)
The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature anomaly was –0.36 °C,
compared with the 1961–1990 average of 16.6 °C (highest since 2010).
The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -6.0 °C on 4 Jul, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -5.6 °C on 8 Aug, and by Applethorpe with -5.3 °C on 4 Jul.
The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 8.5 °C, followed by Warwick with 10.0 °C and by Oakey Aero with 10.1 °C.
The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 25.1 °C, followed by Horn Island with 24.6 °C and by Willis Island with 24.4 °C.
The warmest night was at Birdsville Airport with 32.8 °C on 21 Jan. This was followed by Ballera Gas Field with 32.2 °C on 8 Jan and by Birdsville Airport with 31.6 °C on 27 Nov.Some sites had their lowest temperature on record. 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.
WindThe strongest wind gust was at Hughenden Airport with 170 km/h on 22 Jan, followed by Willis Island with 117 km/h on 4 Feb and by Trepell Airport with 117 km/h on 24 Dec. Winton Airport also had 113 km/h on 21 Jan and Cape Moreton Lighthouse 113 km/h on 18 Nov.
|Extremes in 2012|
47.5 °C at Birdsville Airport on 7 Jan|
45.6 °C at Ballera Gas Field on 7 Jan
45.6 °C at Windorah Post Office on 7 Jan
|Warmest days on average||
33.9 °C at Century Mine|
33.5 °C at Camooweal Township
33.3 °C at Kowanyama Airport
|Coolest days on average||
21.4 °C at Applethorpe|
22.7 °C at Toowoomba Airport
23.1 °C at Maleny Tamarind St
7.7 °C at Applethorpe on 5 Jun|
9.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 5 Jun
9.9 °C at Applethorpe on 26 Jun
-6.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 4 Jul|
-5.6 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 8 Aug
-5.3 °C at Applethorpe on 4 Jul
|Coolest nights on average||
8.5 °C at Applethorpe|
10.0 °C at Warwick
10.1 °C at Oakey Aero
|Warmest nights on average||
25.1 °C at Coconut Island|
24.6 °C at Horn Island
24.4 °C at Willis Island
32.8 °C at Birdsville Airport on 21 Jan|
32.2 °C at Ballera Gas Field on 8 Jan
31.6 °C at Birdsville Airport on 27 Nov
|Warmest on average overall||
28.2 °C at Coconut Island|
27.6 °C at Horn Island
27.4 °C at Scherger RAAF
27.4 °C at Weipa Aero
|Coolest on average overall||
15.0 °C at Applethorpe|
17.4 °C at Warwick
17.5 °C at Toowoomba Airport
|Wettest overall||6780.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top station |
4318.6 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom station#
3716.4 mm at Daradgee
3715.8 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
388.0 mm at Mount Jukes on 21 Mar|
366.0 mm at Paluma Ivy Cottage on 20 Mar
351.2 mm at Russell River on 25 May
|Highest wind gust||
170 km/h at Hughenden Airport on 22 Jan|
117 km/h at Willis Island on 4 Feb
117 km/h at Trepell Airport on 24 Dec
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|Record highest daily rainfall|
Highest daily rainfall
in 2012 (mm)
|Springsure Comet St||172.0||on 29 Jan||171.5||on 3 Feb 1924||139|
|Gregory Springs Station||201.6||on 31 Jan||163.8||on 16 Jan 1981||86|
|Ourigilla||148.4||on 25 Jan||145.0||on 11 Mar 1977||80|
|Aldville||162.0||on 29 Jan||156.2||on 22 Jan 1954||58|
|Greenvale Township||131.8||on 20 Mar||131.3||on 2 Dec 2005||58|
|Havelock||110.4||on 3 Feb||106.0||on 1 Feb 1981||51|
|The Lynd Station||130.0||on 20 Mar||129.0||on 10 Jan 1972||42|
|Freitag||135.2||on 29 Jan||125.0||on 9 Jan 1996||40|
|Mountain View||150.0||on 29 Jan||134.0||on 3 Dec 2010||40|
|Heathlands National Park||169.2||on 1 Feb||162.6||on 1 Apr 1981||39|
|Boondall||216.8||on 25 Jan||185.8||on 11 Oct 2010||37|
|Lawnton Colonial Drive||255.0||on 25 Jan||206.0||on 20 May 2009||37|
|Mango Hill||201.4||on 25 Jan||181.4||on 20 May 2009||34|
|Clontarf||252.0||on 25 Jan||189.0||on 22 Feb 1992||26|
|Brisbane RPA Hospital||171.0||on 25 Jan||164.4||on 2 May 1996||25|
|Cloncurry Airport||196.4||on 28 Jan||164.0||on 8 Jan 2010||21|
|Lamb Island Pine Ave||267.0||on 25 Jan||222.0||on 20 Jan 1994||21|
|Redland Bay Golf Club||281.0||on 25 Jan||205.0||on 3 May 1996||21|
|Highest total annual rainfall for at least 20 years|
for 2012 (mm)
Most recent annual
at least this wet
|Alpha Post Office||910.0||1007.6||in 1983*||28||561.1|
* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.
|Record highest temperature|
in 2012 (°C)
|Mornington Island||39.8||on 6 Dec||39.6||on 15 Dec 2004||41||30.4|
|Lowest annual mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years|
Mean daily maximum
for 2012 (°C)
Most recent annual
at least this cool
|Cardwell Marine Pde||27.5||=27.5||in 1919*||86||28.7|
* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.
|Record lowest temperature|
in 2012 (°C)
|Bowen Airport||3.2||on 12 Aug||4.0||on 30 Jun 2002||26||19.5|
|Emerald Airport||0.8||on 11 Aug||1.0||on 1 Aug 2003||21||16.3|
|Record lowest annual mean daily minimum temperature|
Mean daily minimum
for 2012 (°C)
|Mount Isa Aero||15.4||15.6||in 2011||45||17.3|
|Lowest annual mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years|
Mean daily minimum
for 2012 (°C)
Most recent annual
at least this cool
|Charleville Aero||12.5||12.0||in 1976||36||13.5|
|Quilpie Airport||14.3||13.7||in 1978||34||15.4|
|Tambo Post Office||11.7||=11.7||in 1979*||32||12.6|
|Bundaberg Aero||15.8||15.6||in 1966*||26||16.4|
|Cunnamulla Post Office||14.0||13.6||in 1984*||25||14.2|
* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.
|Summary statistics for 2012|
|North Peninsula (district 27)|
|Coconut Island||31.3||0.0||36.8||8 Dec||25.1||-0.1||22.3||12 Jun||1030.2||1488.1||v low||69%|
|Coen Airport||31.7||+0.1||40.6||5 Dec||20.5||-0.5||10.2||13 Aug||550.4|
|Horn Island||30.7||+0.4||33.9||30 Dec||24.6||+0.1||18.3||10 Jun||1599.6||1827.4||low||88%|
|Scherger RAAF||33.1||40.0||4 Dec||21.6||13.6||14 Aug||1703.4|
|Weipa Aero||32.9||+0.2||37.9||8 Dec||21.9||0.0||14.2||14 Aug||1890.2||1964.0||average||96%|
|South Peninsula (district 28)|
|Lockhart River Airport||29.9||+0.1||34.8||28 Jan||22.1||+0.1||11.7||14 Aug||1452.9||2080.8||low||70%|
|Palmerville||32.9||+0.2||40.2||3 Dec||18.7||-0.3||6.7||14 Aug||810.4||1039.8||low||78%|
|Lower Carpentaria (district 29)|
|Burketown Airport||32.9||-0.2||43.2||6 Dec||19.8||-0.9||7.8||12 Aug||672.8||848.0||average||79%|
|Century Mine||33.9||44.7||21 Nov||17.9||4.3||21 Jun||623.6||690.6||average||90%|
|Cloncurry Airport||32.7||-0.5||43.8||3 Dec||17.3||-1.4||4.1||4 Jul||644.6||548.1||average||118%|
|Croydon Township||33.0||-0.8||42.7||5 Dec||20.1||-0.2||3.4||5 Jul||860.6||747.6||high||115%|
|Julia Creek Airport||32.8||-1.1||44.2||10 Jan||15.3||-1.7||-0.1||4 Jul||857.6|
|Kowanyama Airport||33.3||+0.1||39.4||22 Oct||20.8||0.0||8.2||14 Aug||1196.8||1260.1||average||95%|
|Mornington Island||30.5||+0.1||39.8||6 Dec||21.9||-0.3||9.5||13 Aug||1106.8||1220.3||average||91%|
|Mount Isa Aero||32.2||+0.4||43.2||26 Nov||15.4||-1.9||-0.8||2 Aug||336.2||471.2||average||71%|
|Normanton Airport||33.2||-0.3||42.8||5 Dec||21.1||-0.6||10.2||6 Jun||865.8||837.5||average||103%|
|Sweers Island||29.8||-0.5||39.5||6 Dec||22.8||-0.5||10.9||13 Aug|
|Upper Carpentaria (district 30)|
|Georgetown Airport||32.5||42.8||5 Dec||18.1||1.9||12 Aug||706.7|
|Hughenden Airport||31.2||-0.8||41.9||4 Dec||16.0||-1.4||-1.9||4 Jul||631.0||522.6||high||121%|
|Richmond Airport||32.4||-0.7||44.5||10 Jan||15.6||-1.4||-0.7||4 Jul||591.8||485.5||high||122%|
|Richmond Post Office||32.4||-0.4||44.0||10 Jan||0.2||4 Jul||592.2||478.7||high||124%|
|Barron North Coast (district 31)|
|Cairns Aero||29.4||+0.4||34.9||7 Feb||20.7||-0.1||9.8||12 Aug||2002.0||2014.1||average||99%|
|Cape Flattery||29.4||35.8||4 Feb||23.1||16.3||12 Jun||1363.2||1592.4||average||86%|
|Cooktown Airport||29.3||-0.2||36.0||6 Feb||21.5||-0.5||8.8||12 Aug||1239.0||1479.9||average||84%|
|Low Isles Lighthouse||29.0||-0.4||35.3||20 Nov||23.2||-0.2||18.0||11 Aug||2025.0||2125.5||average||95%|
|Mareeba Airport||28.6||-0.2||38.2||4 Dec||17.6||-0.3||6.4||12 Aug||894.8||894.1||average||100%|
|Herbert North Coast (district 32)|
|Cardwell Marine Pde||27.5||-1.2||33.1||29 Jan||19.9||+1.0||6.5||12 Aug||2078.7||2117.1||average||98%|
|Ingham Composite||28.8||-0.4||37.4||5 Dec||19.0||0.0||7.0||5 Jul||2717.9||2178.3||high||125%|
|Innisfail||27.8||-0.1||36.5||22 Mar||20.2||+0.9||9.3||12 Aug||3365.9||3572.9||average||94%|
|South Johnstone Exp Stn||28.0||-0.1||36.3||7 Feb||19.3||+0.1||6.8||12 Aug||3195.5||3300.9||average||97%|
|Townsville Aero||28.8||-0.1||34.4||7 Feb||19.8||0.0||6.4||12 Aug||1314.8||1152.1||average||114%|
|East Central Coast (district 33)|
|Alva Beach||27.7||-0.7||32.8||7 Feb||19.9||-0.5||6.7||12 Aug||1342.6||1013.3||high||132%|
|Ayr DPI Research Stn||28.6||-0.5||34.8||12 Jan||18.0||+0.1||3.6||12 Aug||1119.2||975.2||average||115%|
|Bowen Airport||28.2||-0.4||33.4||17 Feb||3.2||12 Aug||972.5||891.2||average||109%|
|Hamilton Island Airport||25.9||-0.4||32.7||29 Jan||21.4||-0.4||14.4||30 Jul||1700.2||1518.4||high||112%|
|Mackay Aero||27.1||0.0||35.0||17 Dec||17.6||-0.2||3.0||4 Jul|
|Mackay M.O||26.4||0.0||34.6||5 Dec||19.0||0.0||6.3||4 Jul||1907.2||1624.2||high||117%|
|Proserpine Airport||28.7||0.0||38.5||18 Dec||17.0||-0.6||1.3||11 Aug||1771.6||1450.2||high||122%|
|Samuel Hill Aero||26.6||-0.5||36.4||17 Dec||15.6||-0.2||2.1||4 Jul||1293.4||1446.7||average||89%|
|St Lawrence||27.8||37.7||5 Dec||16.7||3.3||12 Aug||1015.0|
|Williamson||27.7||35.6||6 Dec||16.1||1.4||11 Aug||786.0|
|Woolshed||25.6||-0.2||33.5||5 Dec||16.1||-0.5||1.9||5 Jul||1618.6||1136.3||high||142%|
|Yeppoon The Esplanade||25.2||-0.6||32.3||4 Dec||17.8||-0.7||4.9||3 Jul||987.8||962.4||average||103%|
|West Central Coast (district 34)|
|Charters Towers Airport||29.7||-0.6||41.4||4 Dec||16.6||-1.0||2.4||12 Aug||749.9||687.8||average||109%|
|Central Highlands (district 35)|
|Clermont Airport||28.6||40.0||4 Dec||13.3||-2.6||11 Aug||746.8|
|Emerald Airport||28.8||-0.9||39.9||17 Dec||15.0||-1.3||0.8||11 Aug||683.2||568.1||high||120%|
|Lochington||28.6||40.8||17 Dec||13.5||-0.2||11 Aug||819.4|
|Rolleston Airport||28.5||39.9||17 Dec||13.2||-1.0||2 Aug||616.0|
|Springsure Comet St||27.6||-1.3||38.7||17 Dec||14.0||-0.3||-1.1||11 Aug||1150.8||689.5||v high||167%|
|Tambo Post Office||28.6||-0.4||41.5||17 Dec||11.7||-0.9||-3.4||1 Aug||716.0||536.7||high||133%|
|Taroom Post Office||28.5||+0.3||41.3||17 Dec||13.2||-0.4||-1.4||3 Aug||747.1||676.2||high||110%|
|Central Lowlands (district 36)|
|Barcaldine Post Office||30.0||-0.1||42.1||18 Dec||16.1||-0.2||2.7||3 Jul||622.7||504.0||high||124%|
|Blackall Airport||29.5||-0.8||42.9||17 Dec||13.7||-1.7||-2.3||2 Aug||655.4||593.2||high||110%|
|Isisford Post Office||30.8||0.0||43.3||17 Dec||14.9||-0.6||0.0||3 Jul||559.3||453.2||high||123%|
|Longreach Aero||31.0||-0.4||43.8||7 Jan||14.9||-0.9||0.1||3 Jul||472.8||453.6||average||104%|
|Upper Western (district 37)|
|Camooweal Township||33.5||+0.6||44.0||5 Feb||16.8||-0.8||2.6||7 Jul||375.4||401.1||average||94%|
|The Monument Airport||32.2||+0.1||44.1||26 Nov||16.0||-0.6||0.4||1 Aug||300.0||309.6||average||97%|
|Trepell Airport||32.6||+0.2||43.1||2 Dec||15.8||-1.3||0.2||6 Jul||324.8||342.5||average||95%|
|Winton Airport||32.2||-0.3||44.5||3 Dec||16.1||-0.7||1.6||3 Jul||344.4||406.4||average||85%|
|Lower Western (district 38)|
|Birdsville Airport||31.6||+0.3||47.5||7 Jan||16.3||-0.4||2.1||7 Jul||106.3||136.9||average||78%|
|Windorah Post Office||30.9||+0.4||45.6||7 Jan||15.4||-0.4||0.9||2 Aug||340.8||293.0||average||116%|
|Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)|
|Bundaberg Aero||26.8||+0.2||37.1||5 Dec||15.8||-0.6||3.3||3 Aug||1059.0||1032.7||average||103%|
|Gayndah Airport||28.3||-0.2||40.9||17 Dec||13.5||-0.9||-0.9||3 Aug||530.0||597.3||low||89%|
|Gladstone Airport||27.1||-0.1||35.8||17 Dec||17.5||-0.5||5.5||4 Jul||734.4||819.8||average||90%|
|Gladstone Radar||27.8||+0.1||36.7||11 Jan||18.4||-0.1||8.6||5 Jul||764.0||883.3||average||86%|
|Lady Elliot Island||25.7||+0.1||31.5||22 Feb||8.4||3 Aug||916.4||1148.3||low||80%|
|Monto Township||27.5||+0.2||39.9||18 Dec||12.3||-0.6||-2.3||3 Aug||560.4||739.0||low||76%|
|Rockhampton Aero||28.3||0.0||39.8||17 Dec||16.7||+0.1||3.6||3 Aug||766.6||806.4||average||95%|
|Rundle Island||24.5||-0.3||31.3||13 Feb||20.4||-0.4||12.1||4 Jul|
|Thangool Airport||28.7||-0.4||39.9||17 Dec||12.2||-1.1||-2.5||2 Aug||550.6||665.1||low||83%|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Amberley AMO||27.0||+0.3||40.6||9 Jan||12.2||-0.9||-1.6||4 Aug||703.8||861.7||low||82%|
|Archerfield Airport||26.6||+0.4||37.8||4 Dec||14.3||0.0||1.9||5 Aug||1034.6||1067.8||average||97%|
|Beaudesert Drumley Street||26.6||40.1||17 Dec||12.6||-0.9||3 Aug|
|Beerburrum Forest Station||26.3||-0.1||40.8||4 Dec||14.5||-0.2||3.2||4 Aug||1818.2||1421.5||high||128%|
|Brisbane||26.2||-0.2||37.9||4 Dec||16.0||-0.2||4.1||3 Aug||1177.2||998.1||high||118%|
|Brisbane Aero||25.1||-0.2||35.9||11 Jan||15.4||-0.2||3.7||3 Aug||1261.8||1063.9||high||119%|
|Cape Moreton Lighthouse||23.8||+0.6||31.0||17 Dec||18.4||+0.4||10.0||3 Jul||1170.8||1501.7||low||78%|
|Coolangatta||25.0||+0.4||35.1||4 Dec||15.7||-0.2||2.5||4 Aug||1712.6||1519.3||average||113%|
|Double Island Point Lighthouse||24.8||+0.6||33.4||11 Jan||18.8||+0.1||10.1||6 Jun||1073.8||1378.4||low||78%|
|Gold Coast Seaway||25.4||+0.2||36.0||4 Dec||17.1||-0.1||8.0||3 Jul||1516.2||1287.3||high||118%|
|Gympie||26.6||-0.6||38.8||17 Dec||13.5||-0.1||-0.8||3 Aug||1224.8||1127.4||average||109%|
|Hervey Bay Airport||25.8||-0.4||36.8||5 Dec||16.2||-0.5||3.1||3 Aug||1380.2||1110.7||high||124%|
|Kingaroy Airport||25.0||-0.7||37.5||9 Jan||10.7||-0.6||-4.1||3 Aug||769.6||644.2||high||119%|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||25.9||0.0||40.1||4 Dec||15.0||0.0||3.6||3 Aug||1216.9||1097.8||average||111%|
|Maleny Tamarind St||23.1||-0.1||35.8||17 Dec||14.3||+0.1||4.4||27 May||2274.6||1997.0||high||114%|
|Maryborough||27.0||+0.1||37.7||5 Dec||14.9||-0.4||2.3||3 Aug||1357.4||1142.2||high||119%|
|Nambour DPI - Hillside||25.7||39.2||4 Dec||15.4||3.8||3 Aug||2225.9|
|Rainbow Beach||25.1||-0.3||34.3||4 Dec||1729.0||1488.9||high||116%|
|Redcliffe||24.7||35.5||4 Dec||16.6||5.5||4 Jul||1330.4|
|Sunshine Coast Airport||25.5||+0.3||38.1||4 Dec||15.4||-0.5||2.2||7 Aug||1840.8||1486.3||high||124%|
|Tewantin RSL Park||25.1||-0.1||39.7||4 Dec||16.7||-0.2||4.9||4 Aug||1956.6||1625.2||high||120%|
|Toolara (Kelly)||26.3||-0.8||39.2||17 Dec||16.1||-0.3||7.2||4 Jul||1554.8||1311.6||high||119%|
|University of Queensland Gatton||27.0||+0.2||39.7||17 Dec||12.7||-0.3||-1.1||5 Aug||649.8||773.3||low||84%|
|East Darling Downs (district 41)|
|Applethorpe||21.4||+0.7||34.6||17 Dec||8.5||-0.5||-5.3||4 Jul||660.6||763.4||low||87%|
|Dalby Airport||26.5||-0.2||40.9||17 Dec||11.3||-0.6||-2.5||2 Aug||575.0||623.7||average||92%|
|Goondiwindi Airport||27.2||0.0||41.4||17 Dec||12.4||-0.4||-1.9||5 Jul||430.6||626.1||v low||69%|
|Inglewood Forest||26.4||-0.2||41.2||17 Dec||11.8||-0.9||-0.5||5 Jul||672.6||639.2||average||105%|
|Oakey Aero||25.8||+0.4||39.8||17 Dec||10.1||-0.8||-4.5||4 Jul||522.8||630.4||low||83%|
|Texas Post Office||26.7||-0.2||40.7||17 Dec||11.4||0.0||-3.0||4 Jul||617.9||660.1||average||94%|
|Toowoomba Airport||22.7||-0.3||37.4||17 Dec||12.2||-0.4||0.8||3 Jul||667.0||711.6||average||94%|
|Warwick||24.8||+0.3||40.2||17 Dec||10.0||-0.5||-4.5||8 Aug||487.6||696.4||v low||70%|
|West Darling Downs (district 42)|
|Miles Constance Street||27.6||0.0||42.6||17 Dec||12.0||-0.9||-2.3||2 Aug|
|Maranoa (district 43)|
|Injune Post Office||27.4||-0.1||40.4||17 Dec||11.0||-0.8||-4.4||3 Aug||641.2||640.5||average||100%|
|Mitchell Post Office||27.8||+0.3||42.0||17 Dec||10.9||-0.8||-3.5||2 Aug||718.0||572.4||high||125%|
|Roma Airport||27.9||+0.2||42.4||17 Dec||10.7||-2.1||-4.3||5 Jul||614.6||597.2||average||103%|
|St George Airport||27.4||-0.4||42.0||2 Dec||12.8||-1.0||-1.1||5 Jul||529.2||523.9||average||101%|
|Surat||27.5||-0.3||42.0||17 Dec||12.2||-0.8||-2.8||2 Aug||499.0||579.4||average||86%|
|Warrego (district 44)|
|Bollon Mary St||43.8||2 Dec||12.5||-0.7||-2.0||3 Jul||459.2||466.7||average||98%|
|Charleville Aero||28.4||+0.4||42.0||2 Dec||12.5||-1.0||-3.1||1 Aug||506.6||497.5||average||102%|
|Cunnamulla Post Office||28.6||+0.6||43.7||2 Dec||14.0||-0.2||0.2||26 Jun||500.4||378.1||high||132%|
|Far Southwest (district 45)|
|Quilpie Airport||29.7||+0.5||44.0||7 Jan||14.3||-1.1||-0.4||2 Aug||395.2||350.3||average||113%|
|Thargomindah Airport||29.6||+0.2||44.0||30 Nov||14.8||-1.4||0.1||2 Aug||216.4||287.2||average||75%|
|Offshore Islands (district 200)|
|Middle Percy Island||24.9||0.0||31.6||7 Feb||19.8||-0.3||12.3||30 Jul||1106.0||1268.9||low||87%|
|Willis Island||28.6||0.0||32.6||8 Mar||24.4||+0.4||20.2||12 Aug||891.2||1117.5||low||80%|
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 9 am on Wednesday 2 January 2013. 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
(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.