Queensland in 2016: Wet in the west; warmest nights on record

Rainfall in 2016 was well above average in western Queensland, and above average in central and southern districts. Conversely, parts of the Gulf Country, Cape York Peninsula, north tropical coast and areas of southeast Queensland recorded below average annual rainfall. Both mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures for 2016 were above average for the State. Temperatures were very warm in the first part of the year, particularly from February to May. Cape York Peninsula had persistent warmth throughout the year, leading to the warmest year on record.

Wet year overall in western Queensland, dry in the far north

  • Overall, rainfall was well above average in western Queensland, and above average in central and southern districts
  • The Gulf Country, Cape York Peninsula, the north tropical coast and areas of southeastern Queensland recorded below average rainfall
  • Extensive flooding occurred in catchments in the Gulf Country, central west, Channel Country and parts of the Maranoa and Warrego in January
  • A dry start to the year in the southeast and far north, particularly from January to April.
  • Queensland had its 11th-driest April on record
  • A very wet winter, the second-wettest on record for Queensland, and the wettest since 1912
  • The wettest May to September on record for Queensland
  • Flooding occurred from June to September in western, central and southern Queensland
  • A strong negative Indian Ocean Dipole event during the year contributed to much of western and southern Queensland reporting well above average rainfall for 2016
  • There were no land-falling tropical cyclones in Queensland during the calendar year, with Tatiana forming well off the Queensland coast on 11 February

Warm days and nights overall

  • Queensland's mean temperature was the equal second-warmest on record, at 1.22 °C above average
  • Mean maximum temperatures were above to well above average in the north and the east; the mean maximum temperature for Queensland was tenth-warmest on record, at 0.82 °C above average
  • Temperatures were very warm in the first part of the year, particularly from February to April
  • Queensland had its warmest April and May on record, and its warmest autumn on record  
  • Overall, mean minimum temperatures were above to well above average across the State, with the mean minimum temperature for Queensland record warm at 1.61 °C above the long-term average
  • Warmest sea surface temperatures on record for the Great Barrier Reef area in February, March and April

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Extremes in 2016
Hottest day 46.9 °C at Birdsville Airport on 2 Dec
Warmest days on average 35.0 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 21.8 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 6.8 °C at Applethorpe on 6 Jul
Coldest night -4.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 26 Jun and on 30 Jul
Coolest nights on average 9.6 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 25.9 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 33.2 °C at Birdsville Airport on 12 Jan and at Boulia Airport on 2 Feb
Warmest on average overall 29.5 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 15.7 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 3589.9 mm at Babinda Post Office
Driest overall 323.8 mm at Cluny
Wettest day 412.6 mm at Miara on 5 Jan
Strongest wind gust 157 km/h at Brisbane Aero on 13 Nov

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Monthly maps

Rainfall rank Maximum temperature rank Minimum temperature rank
January Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
February Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
March Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
April Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
May Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
June Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
July Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
August Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
September Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
October Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
November Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
December Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Abingdon Downs Station 263.0 on 17 Mar 233.7 on 16 Jan 1956 72
Miara 412.6 on 5 Jan 222.4 on 28 Jan 1974 70
Thorner Station 143.0 on 3 Feb 137.8 on 5 Jan 2005 27
Horn Island 215.6 on 30 Dec 197.0 on 21 Feb 1997 22



Record highest annual total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Wansey Downs 823.6 768.0 in 1973 49 494.5
Phosphate Hill 662.9 598.1 in 2003 21 304.9



Record lowest annual total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Lockhart River Airport 1118.6 1136.5 in 1961 56 2055.4
Karragarra Island 732.5 743.5 in 1977 52 1440.0
Weipa Aero 1197.2 1359.0 in 1993 24 1932.0
Wivenhoe Dam 432.4 469.2 in 2000 22 720.1

Lowest annual total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Annual
average
Peachester 990.9 793.7 in 1957* 1723.7
Merluna 926.9 694.8 in 1961* 1467.0
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 1058.7 947.1 in 1960* 1683.0
Lindfield 556.6 541.6 in 1977 1069.9
Rocky Point Sugar Mill 721.6 679.1 in 1977* 1342.4
Greenhaven 1856.0 1698.9 in 1992* 2612.9

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported




Record highest temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Low Isles Lighthouse 38.8 on 16 Feb 38.7 on 19 Dec 1995 50 29.4



Record lowest daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Isisford Post Office 10.2 on 15 Jul = 10.2 on 7 Jul 2010 58 30.9
Mitchell Post Office 9.0 on 14 Jul = 9.0 on 28 Jul 1986 49 27.5
Lucinda Point 17.5 on 15 Jul 17.8 on 21 Jun 2007 32 27.1
Roma Airport 8.6 on 14 Jul 9.1 on 20 Jun 2007 25 27.9
Cloncurry Airport 11.4 on 14 Jul 13.4 on 10 Jun 2011 24 33.3



Record highest annual mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.0 24.6 in 1910 105 23.3
Willis Island 29.6 29.4 in 2010 86 28.6
Cairns Aero 30.2 30.0 in 1998 73 29.0
Mackay M.O 27.5 27.4 in 2005 56 26.4
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.1 = 29.1 in 1992 55 28.1
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.3 30.1 in 2015 53 29.1
Collinsville Post Office 31.7 31.6 in 2002 52 30.2
Lockhart River Airport 30.9 30.5 in 1998 50 29.8
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.3 30.2 in 1992 47 29.4
Kowanyama Airport 34.4 34.3 in 1988 43 33.2
Archerfield Airport 27.6 27.4 in 2014 37 26.3
Bundaberg Aero 27.8 27.6 in 2014 36 26.7
Mackay Aero 28.3 28.2 in 2015 28 27.2
Coolangatta 25.6 = 25.6 in 2009 26 24.7
Proserpine Airport 29.5 = 29.5 in 2002 26 28.8
Charters Towers Airport 31.3 = 31.3 in 2015 23 30.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.0 26.8 in 2009 23 26.0
Rainbow Beach 26.1 25.9 in 2002 23 25.4
Weipa Aero 33.9 33.4 in 2003 23 32.7
Gladstone Airport 28.1 28.0 in 2005 22 27.3
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.6 26.4 in 2014 21 25.4
Tewantin RSL Park 26.0 25.8 in 2009 20 25.2

Highest annual mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Annual
average
Maryborough 28.2 28.3 in 1926* 27.0
Innisfail 28.9 29.0 in 1958* 27.9
Gympie 28.1 28.2 in 1980* 27.2
Palmerville 33.8 34.1 in 1988* 32.8

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported




Record highest daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Willis Island 29.1 on 4 Feb 29.0 on 11 Feb 2002 93 24.0
Cloncurry Airport 31.2 on 29 Feb 31.1 on 10 Dec 2008 24 18.9



Record highest annual mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Cunnamulla Post Office 15.9 = 15.9 in 1973 105 14.2
Cardwell Marine Pde 21.3 = 21.3 in 2010 97 19.0
Barcaldine Post Office 18.5 18.0 in 1998 94 16.3
Willis Island 25.2 = 25.2 in 2010 85 24.0
Rockhampton Aero 18.3 18.1 in 2010 76 16.7
Townsville Aero 21.6 21.3 in 2010 75 19.8
Taroom Post Office 15.0 = 15.0 in 1998 62 13.6
Mackay M.O 20.2 = 20.2 in 2010 56 19.1
Collinsville Post Office 18.4 18.1 in 1998 52 16.4
Longreach Aero 17.4 = 17.4 in 2015 48 15.8
Low Isles Lighthouse 24.3 24.1 in 1998 46 23.4
Kowanyama Airport 22.6 22.2 in 2010 40 20.8
Mackay Aero 19.2 = 19.2 in 2010 28 17.9
Lucinda Point 23.3 23.1 in 1998 25 22.4
Charters Towers Airport 19.0 18.5 in 1995 23 17.6
Emerald Airport 17.3 = 17.3 in 1998 23 16.2
Brisbane Aero 16.5 = 16.5 in 1998 20 15.6

Highest annual mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Annual
average
Charleville Aero 15.3 15.5 in 1973 13.6
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.3 19.4 in 1973* 18.0
Lady Elliot Island 21.5 21.6 in 1973* 20.7
Tambo Post Office 14.2 =14.2 in 1993 12.6

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported




Record highest annual mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 22.1 21.9 in 2005 103 20.7
Innisfail 25.2 25.1 in 2010 100 23.7
Willis Island 27.4 27.3 in 2010 85 26.3
University of Queensland Gatton 21.1 21.0 in 2005 79 20.0
Rockhampton Aero 24.0 23.6 in 2005 76 22.5
Townsville Aero 25.9 25.4 in 2015 75 24.4
Cairns Aero 26.1 = 26.1 in 2010 73 24.9
Taroom Post Office 22.4 22.3 in 2005 60 21.0
Mackay M.O 23.9 23.7 in 2005 56 22.8
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.0 24.4 in 2015 53 23.5
Collinsville Post Office 25.0 24.5 in 2005 52 23.3
South Johnstone Exp Stn 24.9 24.8 in 2010 52 23.7
Lockhart River Airport 27.1 27.0 in 2010 48 25.9
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.3 27.1 in 1986 45 26.4
Kowanyama Airport 28.5 27.8 in 2010 39 27.0
Archerfield Airport 21.6 21.3 in 1998 37 20.3
Bundaberg Aero 22.4 = 22.4 in 2005 36 21.5
Mackay Aero 23.8 23.3 in 2005 28 22.5
Coolangatta 20.9 = 20.9 in 2005 26 20.3
Proserpine Airport 24.1 23.8 in 1998 26 23.2
Charters Towers Airport 25.1 24.7 in 2015 23 24.0
Emerald Airport 23.8 = 23.8 in 2002 23 23.0
Gold Coast Seaway 21.9 = 21.9 in 2005 23 21.2
Thangool Airport 22.0 21.9 in 2009 23 21.1
Weipa Aero 28.4 28.1 in 2010 23 27.3
Gladstone Airport 23.5 23.4 in 2005 22 22.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 21.3 21.1 in 2014 21 20.6
Brisbane Aero 21.2 21.0 in 2014 20 20.5
Tewantin RSL Park 21.7 21.6 in 1998 20 21.1

Highest annual mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Annual
average
Amberley AMO 20.8 21.2 in 1973 19.9
Gympie 21.3 21.4 in 1988* 20.4

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported




Summary statistics for 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean
for
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest
for
2016
Mean
for
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest
for
2016
Total
for
2016
Average
annual
total
Rank
of
2016
Fraction
of annual
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.1 +1.7 36.7 9 Dec 25.9 +0.8 22.8 13 Aug 1467.0 1460.2 average 100%
Coen Airport 32.9 +1.3 39.2 11 Nov 21.5 +0.7 9.0 6 Jun 600.0 1093.4 v low 55%
Horn Island 31.3 +0.9 33.9 5 Dec 25.6 +1.0 18.1 7 Jun 1305.2 1796.3 v low 73%
Weipa Aero 33.9 +1.2 38.9 10 Nov 22.9 +1.0 13.5 6 Jun 1197.2 1932.0 lowest 62%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.9 +1.1 36.6 7 Jan 23.3 +1.3 13.7 6 Jun 1118.6 2055.4 lowest 54%
Palmerville 33.8 +1.0 40.9 2 Dec 20.3 +1.2 9.6 5 Aug 829.4 1034.1 low 80%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.9 +0.7 41.4 2 Nov 21.4 +0.8 8.3 4 Aug 652.4 825.4 average 79%
Century Mine 35.0 +0.6 42.8 11 Nov 20.4 +0.8 7.0 29 Jun 558.4 630.8 average 89%
Cloncurry Airport 33.4 +0.1 44.3 28 Feb 20.1 +1.2 4.9 30 Jun 453.0 506.8 average 89%
Julia Creek Airport 34.3 +0.2 46.1 29 Feb 18.1 +1.1 2.9 30 Jun 497.8 446.9 average 111%
Kowanyama Airport 34.4 +1.2 40.2 26 Sep 22.6 +1.8 11.2 17 Jul 1049.8 1267.3 low 83%
Lake Julius AWS 33.7   43.8 28 Feb 21.1   8.0 30 Jun 444.2


Mornington Island Airport 31.0   37.0 9 Dec 23.5   12.9 15 Jul 1287.4


Mount Isa Aero 32.7 +0.8 43.1 27 Jan 17.8 +0.5 2.1 30 Jun



Normanton Airport 34.1 +0.5 41.0 3 Dec 22.8 +1.1 10.6 15 Jul 679.4 802.6 average 85%
Sweers Island 30.9 +0.6 38.1 29 Feb 24.2 +0.9 12.4 15 Jul 765.7 1193.0 low 64%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.6 +0.9 41.1 3 Dec 20.7 +1.7 8.3 22 Dec 656.6 827.3 low 79%
Hughenden Airport 33.0 +0.8 42.5 6 Dec 19.0 +1.6 2.8 4 Aug 433.0 461.5 average 94%
Richmond Airport 33.7 +0.5 43.8 6 Dec 18.4 +1.4 3.6 29 Jun 517.6 453.9 average 114%
Richmond Post Office 33.6 +0.8 43.4 5 Dec 19.0 +2.3 4.7 7 Jul 571.6 475.6 high 120%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.2 +1.2 37.9 17 Feb 22.0 +1.2 13.7 5 Aug 1397.4 1991.5 low 70%
Cairns Racecourse 30.2   38.2 17 Feb 21.2   12.3 5 Aug 1210.0


Cape Flattery 30.6 +0.8 35.7 5 Jan 24.1 +0.8 18.0 6 Jun 840.6 1500.0 v low 56%
Cooktown Airport 30.4 +0.9 38.5 7 Jan 22.9 +0.9 12.8 7 Aug 1171.4 1471.5 low 80%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.3 +0.9 38.8 16 Feb 24.3 +0.9 19.5 7 Aug 1696.0 2117.3 low 80%
Mareeba Airport 30.0 +1.2 37.7 13 Nov 18.8 +1.0 10.3 5 Jun 486.6 841.2 v low 58%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.7 0.0 34.9 6 Jan 21.3 +2.3 10.2 5 Aug 2063.2 2111.6 average 98%
Innisfail 28.9 +1.0 37.0 17 Feb 21.5 +2.1 12.1 5 Aug 2933.5 3553.0 low 83%
Lucinda Point 27.5 +0.4 33.7 5 Jan 23.3 +0.9 13.0 16 Jul 1274.2 1033.1 high 123%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.1 +1.0 37.7 17 Feb 20.8 +1.6 10.7 5 Aug



Townsville Aero 30.1 +1.2 38.3 6 Jan 21.6 +1.8 10.4 8 Jul 952.8 1132.3 average 84%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.7 +0.4 37.7 5 Jan 21.7 +1.3 9.4 4 Aug 850.4 963.9 average 88%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.3 +1.2 40.0 17 Feb 19.6 +1.6 7.7 29 Jun 531.2 947.5 low 56%
Bowen Airport AWS 29.6   36.7 17 Feb 20.6   6.3 28 Aug 722.0


Collinsville Post Office 31.7 +1.5 40.6 17 Feb 18.4 +2.0 4.1 29 Jun 494.2 704.3 low 70%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.2 +0.9 33.7 6 Jan 22.6 +0.8 14.8 15 Jul 1380.4 1455.0 average 95%
Mackay Aero 28.3 +1.1 35.6 3 Feb 19.2 +1.3 5.7 29 Jun 1605.2 1538.5 average 104%
Mackay M.O 27.5 +1.1 34.3 31 Jan 20.2 +1.1 8.4 28 Aug



Proserpine Airport 29.5 +0.7 37.9 2 Dec 18.6 +1.1 5.2 4 Aug 1354.2 1424.6 average 95%
St Lawrence 29.2 +0.9 37.8 12 Nov 18.4 +1.0 5.6 7 Jul 967.6 979.1 average 99%
Williamson 28.7 +0.6 37.4 13 Nov 18.1 +1.3 5.1 7 Jul 807.4 926.9 average 87%
Woolshed 27.1 +1.2 36.7 17 Feb 17.9 +1.3 2.5 29 Jun 785.8 1090.1 average 72%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 31.3 +1.0 40.5 18 Feb 19.0 +1.4 5.7 30 Jun 527.6 648.2 average 81%
Moranbah Airport 30.6   41.0 23 Jan 16.6   2.6 7 Jul 833.0


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 30.1   41.3 3 Dec 16.6   2.9 26 Jun 837.8


Emerald Airport 30.3 +0.6 42.3 3 Dec 17.3 +1.1 4.8 29 Jun 726.8 561.2 high 130%
Springsure Comet St 29.1 +0.2 40.6 2 Dec 15.7 +1.4 1.2 28 Jun



Tambo Post Office 29.2 +0.2 41.9 3 Dec 14.2 +1.6 -0.5 29 Jun 765.7 534.9 v high 143%
Taroom Post Office 29.8 +1.5 43.0 3 Dec 15.0 +1.4 0.3 26 Jun 472.5 672.0 low 70%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 30.7 +0.6 42.9 23 Jan 18.5 +2.2 4.8 7 Jul 623.7 502.8 high 124%
Blackall Airport 30.2 -0.3 42.8 3 Dec 16.5 +1.1 1.0 6 Jul



Isisford Post Office 31.4 +0.5 44.3 28 Feb 17.4 +1.8 2.3 6 Jul 585.6 449.3 high 130%
Longreach Aero 31.3 -0.2 44.4 28 Feb 17.4 +1.6 3.1 7 Jul 621.8 443.8 high 140%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 33.5 +0.6 43.2 7 Dec 18.8 +1.2 2.8 4 Aug 668.2 401.6 v high 166%
New May Downs 32.3   42.7 28 Feb 19.5   6.8 7 Jul 637.6


The Monument Airport 31.9 -0.4 43.5 4 Dec 17.9 +1.2 3.2 6 Jul 721.4 326.7 v high 221%
Trepell Airport 32.1 -0.6 44.2 28 Feb 18.5 +1.3 4.7 28 Jun 365.0 300.1 average 122%
Urandangi Aerodrome 32.7   44.2 5 Dec 16.9   2.1 5 Aug 683.8


Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 31.1 -0.4 46.9 2 Dec 17.4 +0.6 3.0 3 Aug 327.0 143.0 high 229%
Boulia Airport 31.9 +0.1 43.9 2 Dec     5.0 29 Jun 373.7 262.3 high 142%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 27.8 +1.1 37.1 24 Nov 17.1 +0.7 5.5 28 Aug 1049.2 1026.9 average 102%
Gayndah Airport 29.6 +1.0 40.1 10 Nov 15.1 +0.7 1.4 26 Jun 449.2 605.8 low 74%
Gladstone Airport 28.1 +0.8 36.7 24 Nov 18.8 +0.8 6.6 27 Aug 1015.6 866.1 average 117%
Lady Elliot Island 26.6 +1.0 31.8 31 Dec 21.5 +0.8 9.9 28 Aug 841.2 1129.5 low 74%
Monto Township 28.6 +1.2 39.4 2 Dec     -1.2 26 Jun 623.9 740.4 average 84%
Rockhampton Aero 29.6 +1.2 39.5 13 Nov 18.3 +1.6 4.9 29 Jun



Rundle Island 25.4 +0.6 32.0 20 Feb 21.4 +0.6 10.5 28 Jun



Seventeen Seventy 26.3 +0.6 33.4 3 Feb     7.4 28 Jun 1104.9 1170.2 average 94%
Thangool Airport 29.9 +0.8 40.4 2 Dec 14.1 +0.9 0.8 26 Jun 584.4 665.8 average 88%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.0 +1.2 38.9 16 Feb 13.5 +0.4 0.1 3 Jul 718.4 863.3 low 83%
Archerfield Airport 27.6 +1.3 37.8 1 Feb 15.6 +1.2 3.5 3 Jul 713.0 1061.0 low 67%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.6   38.8 31 Dec 13.3   -0.3 26 Jun 733.0


Beerburrum Forest Station 27.0 +0.6 37.5 24 Nov 15.2 +0.5 4.6 26 Jun 1022.4 1420.1 low 72%
Brisbane 27.3 +0.8 36.2 2 Feb 17.1 +0.8 6.6 26 Jun



Brisbane Aero 25.9 +0.6 36.3 2 Feb 16.5 +0.9 4.6 26 Jun 849.7 1049.0 low 81%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.0 +1.7 31.1 6 Jan 19.3 +1.3 8.4 28 Jun 678.6 1492.9 v low 45%
Coolangatta 25.6 +0.9 34.0 6 Dec 16.2 +0.3 3.3 26 Jun 1348.6 1519.8 average 89%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.1 +0.8 34.1 2 Feb 17.7 +0.5 6.6 26 Jun 832.4 1273.5 lowest 65%
Gympie 28.1 +0.9 39.4 24 Nov 14.4 +0.8 0.3 26 Jun 776.8 1124.5 low 69%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.1 +0.8 32.8 9 Dec 16.8 +0.2 4.4 28 Jul 771.6 1049.9 v low 73%
Jimna Forestry 24.5 +0.8 35.5 24 Nov 12.5 +0.7 -2.3 26 Jun



Kingaroy Airport 26.3 +0.6 39.0 2 Dec 11.9 +0.6 -2.6 26 Jun 576.8 663.7 average 87%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.0 +1.0 38.0 16 Feb     4.3 26 Jun 712.1 1079.0 v low 66%
Maryborough 28.2 +1.2 38.6 24 Nov 15.5 +0.2 3.2 29 May 834.2 1138.2 low 73%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 26.6   38.3 24 Nov 16.1   3.9 26 Jun



Rainbow Beach 26.1 +0.7 33.8 13 Nov      
1006.3 1454.4 v low 69%
Redcliffe 25.8 +0.6 36.4 2 Feb 17.6 +0.7 5.6 26 Jun



Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.7   35.3 2 Feb 16.4   6.0 26 Jun 859.0


Sunshine Coast Airport 26.6 +1.2 37.0 2 Feb 16.1 +0.3 3.1 26 Jun 1226.6 1466.5 low 84%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.0 +0.8 35.9 2 Feb 17.4 +0.5 4.7 26 Jun 1089.8 1562.0 v low 70%
University of Queensland Gatton 28.3 +1.5 39.8 16 Feb 13.8 +0.8 0.3 1 Aug 563.0 770.4 low 73%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.8 +1.0 35.4 31 Dec 9.6 +0.6 -4.1 26 Jun 847.6 763.6 high 111%
Dalby Airport 27.5 +0.7 40.8 3 Dec 12.4 +0.5 -2.5 26 Jun 486.0 602.2 low 81%
Oakey Aero 26.4 +1.0 38.3 3 Dec 11.9 +1.0 -2.4 3 Jul 563.8 624.2 average 90%
Texas Post Office 27.2 +0.3 41.5 26 Feb 12.5 +1.1 -1.2 30 Jul 724.6 660.1 average 110%
Toowoomba Airport 23.9 +0.9 37.0 3 Dec 13.0 +0.4 0.4 26 Jun 654.0 722.4 average 91%
Warwick 25.3 +0.7 38.3 31 Dec 11.1 +0.6 -2.6 30 May



West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 28.1 +0.4 42.0 3 Dec 13.6 +0.7 -1.1 3 Jul 521.4 549.4 average 95%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.2 +0.6 42.8 3 Dec 12.9 +1.0 -2.2 3 Jul 741.4 636.5 high 116%
Mitchell Post Office 28.6 +1.1 43.1 6 Dec     -1.9 29 Jun 801.1 572.5 v high 140%
Roma Airport 28.6 +0.7 44.4 3 Dec 13.3 +0.6 -2.1 29 Jun 560.4 579.2 average 97%
St George Airport 27.9 0.0 44.2 3 Dec 14.7 +0.9 0.0 30 Jul 546.2 494.9 average 110%
Surat 28.0 +0.2 43.4 3 Dec 14.2 +1.2 -0.5 29 Jun 622.8 577.3 average 108%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 28.8 +0.7 43.3 6 Dec 15.3 +1.7 0.4 29 Jun 651.8 492.4 high 132%
Cunnamulla Post Office 28.8 +0.7 44.3 3 Dec 15.9 +1.7 2.9 29 Jun 508.4 377.0 high 135%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 29.9 -0.5 46.1 4 Dec     3.5 6 Jul 360.8 192.5 high 187%
Thargomindah Airport 29.4 -0.2 44.9 2 Dec 17.0 +0.8 3.2 26 Jul 411.6 280.8 high 147%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 26.1   31.0 7 Feb 23.7   17.0 26 Aug



Middle Percy Island 26.0 +1.0 32.9 6 Jan 21.0 +0.9 12.0 28 Jun 1357.4 1213.0 high 112%
Willis Island 29.6 +1.0 34.3 7 Feb 25.2 +1.2 19.7 7 Aug 776.0 1111.0 low 70%

Notes

The Annual climate summary, generally published on the second working day of the year, lists 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. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Thursday 5 January 2017. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages for individual sites 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 10 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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