Friday, 1 December 2006 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0

Queensland Monthly Climate Summary November 2006

Summary

Dry in the north and west of the state.

A cold snap in mid-November brought record cold temperatures to the southeast and central Queensland.

A hot spell at the end of the month brought record hot temperatures to the southern and central interior.

For details from the main Queensland reporting locations see the summary table.

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Rainfall

November rainfall was below average over much of northern and western Queensland, though some parts received rainfall close to average. The best of any rainfall came early in the month, associated with a surface and upper trough which moved eastwards across the state bringing rain, showers and thunderstorms to many parts. Thunderstorm falls associated with this system contributed to the monthly total of 216.5 mm at Glenlyon Dam, which is over twice their November average of 85 mm, and the highest total in their 33 years of record. In contrast, many places in the north and west of the state recorded no rainfall during the month, though not for the first time in their record. These include Birdsville, Urandangi, Burketown and Charters Towers.

See a map of rainfall deciles. See a map of total rainfall.

Maximum temperature

Mean maximum temperatures were much warmer than normal over the southern interior and much of western Queensland, as well as parts of the Carpentaria, western Cape York Peninsula and the central coast and highlands. Elsewhere mean maximum temperatures were within a degree of average. At the end of the month, hot northwesterly winds led to record daily maximum temperatures for November in western areas.

The hottest day was 48.5°C at Birdsville Airport on the 30th. The coldest day was 14.4°C at Applethorpe on the 16th.

Some places had their highest November temperature on record.

See a map of maximum temperature anomalies. See a map of mean maximum temperatures.

Minimum temperature

Mean minimum temperatures were well above average over the southern interior and southwest of the state, while parts of western Cape York Peninsula, central Queensland, the North Coast and Carpentaria were much cooler than average. Elsewhere mean minimum temperatures were within a degree of average. The hot spell at the end of the month also brought record high minimum temperatures to a number of places while a cold snap on the 17th, which brought snow to southern states and reports of some sleet on the Granite Belt, led to record cold daily minimum temperatures in the Southeast and parts of Central Queensland.

The coldest night was 0.0°C at Stanthopre and Applethorpe on the 17th. The warmest night was 32.6°C at Thargomindah on the 28th.

Some places had their warmest November night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.

Some places had their lowest November temperature on record.

See a map of minimum temperature anomalies. See a map of mean minimum temperatures.

Further information

Queensland Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (07) 3239 8700

Email climate.qld@bom.gov.au


Records

Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2006 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Glenlyon Dam 216.5 176.2 in 1974 85.4 32




Record highest November temperature
Highest temperature
in November 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Clermont 44.0 on the 30th 43.3 on the 18th in 1990 34.0 45
Barcaldine Post Office 45.1 on the 30th 44.9 on the 6th in 1965 34.5 45
Isisford Post Office 46.0 on the 30th 45.0 on the 14th in 1979 35.7 49
Windorah Post Office 46.6 on the 30th 46.0 on the 19th in 2003 35.5 40
Winton Post Office 45.4 on the 30th 44.7 on the 18th in 1990 37.1 50
Quilpie Airport 44.9 on the 30th 44.5 on the 20th in 2003 34.0 50
Charleville Aero 43.3 on the 29th 43.1 on the 29th in 1996 32.7 65
Surat 43.9 on the 29th 43.4 on the 20th in 1968 31.9 44
Longreach Aero 45.8 on the 30th 45.1 on the 29th in 1996 36.2 41
Mount Isa Aero 43.5 on the 30th 43.1 on the 27th in 1982 36.4 40
Oakey 39.8 on the 29th 39.4 on the 16th in 1996 28.4 34



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Mitchell Post Office 26.1 on the 29th 26.0 on the 27th in 2002 16.0 38
Injune Post Office 24.4 on the 29th 24.3 on the 16th in 1996 15.7 40
Oakey 23.4 on the 29th 23.0 on the 3rd in 1977 14.2 34



Record lowest November temperature
Lowest temperature
in November 2006 (°C)
Previous lowest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Gympie 3.5 on the 17th 7.6 on the 4th in 1974 16.4 41
Mitchell Post Office 3.6 on the 17th 5.3 on the 4th in 1974 16.0 38
Gatton 6.3 on the 17th 6.6 on the 4th in 1974 16.0 42
Amberley 4.9 on the 17th 7.0 on the 4th in 1974 16.2 66
Charleville Aero 6.0 on the 17th 6.7 on the 4th in 1955 17.8 65
Stanthorpe 0.0 on the 17th 1.1 on the 17th in 1967 11.8 43
Surat 4.3 on the 17th 5.0 on the 8th in 1971 16.8 45
Taroom Post Office 5.2 on the 17th 6.7 on the 29th in 1974 17.4 50
Nambour DPI 5.4 on the 17th 5.6 on the 29th in 1974 16.2 42
Gladstone Radar 14.7 on the 17th 15.1 on the 3rd in 1960 20.5 49
Redlands HRS 5.7 on the 17th 7.5 on the 4th in 1974 16.7 42
Injune Post Office 3.1 on the 17th 6.0 on the 29th in 1974 15.7 40
Brigalow Research Stn 7.1 on the 17th 7.3 on the 29th in 1974 17.7 39
Baralaba Post Office 7.0 on the 17th 10.0 on the 13th in 1992 18.3 38
Applethorpe 0.0 on the 17th 0.2 on the 15th in 1966 11.4 37
Brian Pastures 6.2 on the 17th 7.4 on the 29th in 1974 17.6 39
Oakey 2.0 on the 17th 3.7 on the 3rd in 2003 14.2 34
Monto 5.4 on the 17th 7.0 on the 4th in 1974 16.1 33
Archerfield Airport 7.2 on the 17th 7.9 on the 8th in 1939 16.9 31



Summaries

 In the following table, certain key sites have been highlighted to make them easier to identify.

Summary statistics for November 2006
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2006
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
November
2006
Mean for
November
2006
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
November
2006
Total for
November
2006
Normal
for
November
Rank of
November
2006
Fraction of
November
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.0 +0.8 34.4 10th 24.7 −0.5 22.2 16th 0.0 71.0 lowest 0%
Coen Airport 34.8 40.7 16th 21.0 18.3 25th 0.0 61.8* 0%
Horn Island 31.5 −0.3 33.0 10th 24.9 −0.7 21.6 16th 8.6 47.4 low 18%
Weipa Aero 36.0 +0.4 37.8 7th 21.9 −1.6 19.7 25th 12.4 94.0 very low 13%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart Rivert 31.8 +0.1 36.6 16th 22.5 −0.4 18.6 15th 17.4 73.6 normal 24%
Musgrave 36.2 +0.8 40.2 10th 18.5 −2.3 14.5 24th 0.0 57.2 lowest 0%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 37.0 42.4 15th 23.4 19.1 11th 0.0 37.8* 0%
Burketown Post Office 35.4 0 40.0 15th 23.4 −0.2 20.2 11th 0.0 37.8 lowest 0%
Cloncurry Airport 39.4 +1.7 45.1 30th 22.1 −1.0 17.2 17th 3.6 30.6 very low 12%
Croydon Township 38.1 0 40.9 30th 24.2 −0.1 18.5 11th 25.0 44.0 normal 57%
Julia Creek Airport 39.5 44.7 30th 20.1 14.7 10th 0.2 30* 1%
Kowanyama Airport 37.1 +1.1 40.1 16th 22.8 −1.1 17.8 11th 0.0 55.8 lowest 0%
Mornington Island 34.3 +1.0 38.8 15th 25.1 −0.6 21.3 18th 0.8 54.4 very low 1%
Mount Isa Aero 38.1 +1.8 43.5 30th 20.1 −1.4 12.7 11th 4.6 34.2 low 13%
Normanton Airport 37.5 41.2 15th 24.7 21.5 11th 28.4 45.1* 63%
Toorak Research Station 39.7 +1.7 45.3 30th 18.9 −1.8 9.0 22nd 6.0 28.9 low 21%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 37.4 40.6 15th 21.6 17.2 10th 7.2 49.6* 15%
Georgetown Post Office 38.4 +1.9 41.0 30th 20.8 −0.9 15.5 10th 4.4 49.6 very low 9%
Hughenden Airport 37.4 43.6 30th 21.2 15.4 10th 1.6 36* 4%
Richmond Airport 39.0 43.8 30th 20.6 12.5 10th 3.2 29.8* 11%
Richmond Post Office 38.5 +0.9 44.0 30th 21.1 +0.3 15.1 17th 2.6 29.8 low 9%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Atherton 29.0 +0.3 35.5 15th 15.3 −1.5 9.6 17th 10.9 67.2 low 16%
Cairns Aero 31.0 +0.3 35.3 16th 21.3 −0.9 16.7 17th 28.0 92.4 low 30%
Cape Flattery 31.4 35.2 16th 23.8 21.0 23rd 4.0
Cooktown Airport 31.6 37.6 15th 22.8 18.7 15th 7.8 61.6* 13%
Green Island 30.6 −0.7 32.4 10th 23.7 −0.4 21.3 21st
Kairi Research Station 28.9 +0.5 37.4 15th 15.7 −1.4 11.4 17th 5.5 70.5 low 8%
Low Isles 32.2 +0.5 35.3 10th 23.9 −0.6 22.0 20th 17.2 89.9 low 19%
Mareeba Airport 31.9 38.5 15th 17.8 15.4 30th 2.2 59.7* 4%
Walkamin 30.6 0 37.2 15th 17.2 −1.4 13.8 30th 3.0 70.8 very low 4%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell 29.7 −0.9 33.1 16th 20.9 −0.1 18.0 24th 23.4 115.1 low 20%
Ingham 31.3 −0.6 35.7 30th 19.2 −1.5 16.5 17th 6.8 118.9 very low 6%
Innisfail 29.3 −0.5 33.7 16th 21.5 +0.8 17.6 17th 38.8 154.5 low 25%
Lucinda Point 27.6 −0.9 30.5 6th 23.5 −0.7 21.0 21st 1.0 61.8 very low 2%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.2 −0.3 34.0 16th 20.2 −0.3 15.0 17th 15.0 143.0 lowest 10%
Townsville Aero 31.2 +0.4 36.4 16th 21.5 −1.4 17.5 19th 0.4 57.1 very low 1%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 29.4 −0.6 33.7 16th 22.6 −1.0 18.5 22nd 0.6
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.3 +0.1 37.6 16th 19.6 −1.0 16.7 18th 1.2 45.4 very low 3%
Bowen Airport 30.4 −0.1 35.0 16th 21.0 −1.3 17.8 22nd 4.4 37.9 low 12%
Collinsville Post Office 34.2 +0.8 40.5 30th 18.7 −1.3 14.5 21st 54.4 51.9 normal 105%
Hamilton Island 28.1 32.4 16th 22.4 20.5 4th 24.2 95.8* 25
Mackay Aero 29.9 +0.6 35.6 16th 19.6 −0.8 15.9 13th 23.2 73.3 low 32%
Mackay M.O 29.5 +0.3 32.5 30th 21.1 −0.6 18.2 27th 25.4 90.5 low 28%
Proserpine Airport 31.8 +0.2 38.3 16th 18.9 −1.0 16.2 13th 6.0 79.2 very low 8%
St Lawrence 30.0 34.2 16th 18.9 14.3 17th 36.0 71.8* 50%
St Lawrence Post Office 30.6 +0.1 34.9 16th 19.4 −0.8 14.4 17th 34.9 71.8 normal 49%
Te Kowai Exp Stn 30.9 +0.5 34.8 30th 18.3 −0.9 15.2 27th 45.7 82.2 normal 56%
Yeppoon 27.3 −0.2 32.8 15th 20.3 −0.9 14.5 17th 63.8 55.2 high 116%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 35.1 +1.4 41.0 30th 19.3 −1.4 16.5 21st 0.0 70.8 lowest 0%
Moranbah 34.6 +1.5 42.7 30th 18.9 −0.8 14.0 17th 15.4 68.6 low 22%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater 33.1 +0.9 40.5 30th 19.1 −0.4 9.5 17th 51.7 59.5 normal 87%
Brigalow Research Stn 32.1 +0.5 36.2 27th 15.9 −1.8 7.1 17th 52.6 83.2 normal 63%
Clermont 35.1 +1.1 44.0 30th 18.6 −0.4 10.8 17th 19.8 56.2 low 35%
Emerald Airport 34.6 +1.4 42.9 30th 19.1 −0.6 10.7 17th 6.6 48.4 low 14%
Rolleston 33.4 +0.6 41.3 30th 16.7 −1.0 7.2 17th 82.4 63.3 high 130%
Springsure 33.1 +0.2 43.0 30th 18.1 +0.3 8.5 17th 47.2 63.0 normal 75%
Tambo Post Office 34.6 +1.3 42.6 30th 18.1 +1.3 4.9 17th 28.0 44.4 normal 63%
Taroom Post Office 32.9 +1.2 41.5 29th 17.5 0 5.2 17th 65.8 75.4 normal 87%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 35.4 +0.9 45.1 30th 21.4 +1.1 13.1 17th 23.7 37.1 normal 64%
Blackall Airport 36.1 44.9 30th 20.3 11.9 17th 14.6 41.5* 35%
Isisford Post Office 37.8 +2.0 46.0 30th 21.0 +1.2 13.5 18th 0.0 34.2 lowest 0%
Longreach Aero 37.7 +1.6 45.8 30th 20.1 +0.2 11.4 17th 3.6 27.8 low 13%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal 39.4 +1.9 44.1 30th 21.9 −0.3 15.9 11th 3.8 28.6 low 13%
The Monument 38.4 44.6 30th 21.1 11.4 17th 0.0
Trepell Airport 38.5 44.9 30th 20.9 15.0 18th 0.2
Urandangi 39.2 +1.8 45.5 30th 20.2 −0.4 12.8 18th 0.0 20.9 lowest 0%
Winton Airport 38.6 45.7 30th 20.4 13.2 18th 5.4 30.6* 18%
Winton Post Office 38.4 +1.3 45.4 30th 21.6 +0.8 14.5 18th 5.4 30.6 normal 18%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 38.6 46.7 30th 19.6 11.6 17th 1.6 15.4 normal 10%
Birdsville Airport 38.2 48.5 30th 20.9 11.1 17th 0.0 13.5* 0%
Boulia Airport 38.5 +1.5 46.4 30th 22.4 +1.2 14.1 17th 1.4 21.2 low 7%
Windorah Post Office 38.0 +2.6 46.6 30th 20.5 +0.7 11.2 17th 0.6 21.1 low 3%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 33.1 +0.3 38.6 30th 17.7 −0.7 7.0 17th 83.4 77.0 normal 108%
Bundaberg Aero 28.7 +0.5 32.7 6th 17.9 −0.9 10.7 17th 52.4 88.6 low 59%
Gayndah Airport 31.4 39.0 29th 17.1 7.0 17th 97.8 80.3* 122%
Gayndah Post Office 31.5 −0.1 38.8 29th 17.0 −0.1 6.5 17th 108.4 80.3 high 135%
Gladstone Airport 28.9 +0.3 34.6 29th 19.5 −1.0 11.0 17th 46.8 54.8 normal 85%
Gladstone Radar 31.1 +1.2 34.5 29th 19.9 −0.6 14.7 17th 43.4 73.5 normal 59%
Heron Island 28.3 +0.4 30.9 16th 21.6 −0.6 18.5 17th 14.2 53.9 very low 26%
Lady Elliot Island 27.5 +0.3 28.9 30th 21.7 −0.2 19.3 17th 9.0 67.1 very low 13%
Monto Township 30.8 −0.1 36.7 29th 15.5 −0.7 5.4 17th 124.2 76.6 high 162%
Rockhampton 31.7 +0.5 37.6 29th 18.7 −0.8 10.4 17th 40.4 68.1 normal 59%
Sandy Cape 27.1 −0.5 28.8 30th 19.8 −0.5 14.5 17th 81.7 72.0 high 113%
Thangool Airport 32.2 +0.7 36.2 30th 15.3 −1.0 4.9 17th 81.1 77.5 normal 105%
Town of 1770 27.3 −0.1 29.8 30th 20.4 −0.5 14.5 17th 77.0 70.8 normal 109%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley 29.7 +0.2 40.5 29th 15.4 −0.9 4.9 17th 103.0 78.3 high 132%
Archerfield 28.5 +0.2 35.8 29th 16.6 −0.4 7.2 17th 67.8 99.7 normal 68%
Baroon Pocket Dam 27.6 36.5 29th 15.0 5.7 17th 85.6 123.6 low 69%
Beerburrum Forest Station 28.8 38.6 29th 15.2 8.1 17th 59.2 120.1 low 49%
Brian Pastures 31.7 +0.9 35.6 26th 16.6 −1.0 6.2 17th 71.9 76.5 normal 94%
Brisbane 27.6 33.2 29th 18.1 10.8 17th 85.4 97* 88%
Brisbane Aero 26.6 0 30.4 29th 17.4 −0.4 8.3 17th 56.4 105.9 low 53%
Cape Moreton 25.0 +0.4 27.6 27th 19.7 +0.2 14.4 17th 54.8 95.6 normal 57%
Coolangatta 25.9 +0.3 29.9 27th 17.3 −0.8 9.3 17th 129.0 132.2 normal 98%
Double Island Point 26.6 +0.7 30.3 29th 19.9 −0.2 14.8 17th 43.8 88.6 normal 49%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.7 +1.4 31.9 29th 17.8 −1.0 8.2 17th 122.8 129.6 normal 95%
Gympie 29.8 −0.4 38.6 29th 14.9 −1.6 3.5 17th 53.2 89.5 normal 59%
Hervey Bay 27.8 31.2 27th 18.2 9.1 17th 92.8
Hinze Dam 27.5 +0.1 35.7 26th 17.0 −0.1 9.9 17th 78.4 120.6 normal 65%
Jimna Forestry 27.3 37.0 29th 13.5 3.0 17th 37.8
Kingaroy Airport 29.3 37.8 29th 14.1 2.4 17th 53.6 77.6* 69%
Logan City 27.6 0 35.5 29th 17.2 +0.2 8.5 17th 65.5 113.7 low 58%
Maleny 25.0 34.2 29th 14.9 8.0 17th 90.6 137.8 normal 66%
Maroochydore Aero 26.5 −0.2 32.0 29th 16.4 −1.5 5.7 17th 70.4 93.6 normal 75%
Maryborough 28.8 −0.5 32.7 6th 16.9 −0.9 8.8 17th 117.8 86.3 high 137%
Nambour DPI 27.6 −0.4 37.7 29th 15.4 −0.8 5.4 17th 75.6 139.2 low 54%
Point Lookout 25.5 −0.3 28.4 27th 19.4 −0.3 12.7 17th 153.0 139.5 high 110%
Rainbow Beach 26.1 −0.8 31.0 29th 17.7 −1.2 7.0 17th 75.1 87.0 normal 86%
Redcliffe 26.4 31.6 29th 18.2 10.7 17th 38.8 101.6* 38%
Redlands HRS 27.3 +0.4 36.6 22nd 16.3 −0.3 5.7 17th 56.0 104.2 low 54%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.9 −0.3 32.7 29th 17.6 −0.9 9.8 17th 94.8 112.2 normal 84%
Toolara 29.8 +0.7 38.5 29th 17.1 −0.7 11.1 17th 53.2 95.0 low 56%
University of Queensland Gatton 30.5 +0.5 41.8 29th 15.1 −0.9 6.3 17th 90.8 77.5 normal 117%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 25.3 +1.8 33.5 29th 10.9 −0.5 0.0 17th 141.2 80.8 very high 175%
Dalby 31.9 +2.0 38.0 24th 15.5 0 2.5 17th 55.2 74.9 normal 74%
Goondiwindi 32.9 +2.2 42.6 29th 17.2 +0.7 5.6 17th 23.6 62.8 very low 38%
Inglewood Forest 31.4 41.2 29th 15.4 4.6 17th 64.4
Oakey 29.8 +1.3 39.8 29th 15.0 +0.8 2.0 17th 63.8 77.7 normal 82%
Stanthorpe 26.6 +1.4 34.9 29th 11.4 −0.4 0.0 17th 129.7 74.9 very high 173%
Texas Post Office 31.8 +1.6 41.0 29th 15.7 +1.1 5.6 17th 77.2 66.8 normal 116%
Toowoomba Airport 26.7 +1.3 37.0 29th 14.4 +0.1 6.4 17th 90.0 93.0 normal 97%
Warwick 28.3 +1.0 37.3 29th 13.1 −0.4 1.9 17th 162.2 94.8 high 171%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles 32.3 +1.9 40.6 29th 16.7 −0.2 3.4 17th 40.8 60.4 low 68%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 31.6 +0.2 40.9 29th 16.0 +0.3 3.1 17th 94.2 72.2 high 130%
Mitchell Post Office 33.4 +1.6 42.0 29th 16.4 +0.4 3.6 17th 58.0 57.6 normal 101%
Roma Airport 32.9 +1.5 43.1 29th 18.1 +1.2 4.2 17th 54.0 59.0 normal 92%
St George Airport 34.0 +2.8 43.8 29th 18.8 +1.1 6.1 17th 29.2 45.8* 64%
Surat 33.2 +1.3 43.9 29th 18.3 +1.4 4.3 17th 43.2 54.5 normal 79%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 35.3 +2.6 44.0 29th 19.3 +2.1 6.2 17th 10.7 40.2 low 27%
Charleville Aero 35.0 +2.3 43.3 29th 18.9 +1.2 6.0 17th 32.8 44.0 normal 75%
Cunnamulla Post Office 35.6 +2.9 43.7 29th 19.4 +1.4 8.4 17th 0.2 29.2 very low 1%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie 36.7 +2.7 44.9 30th 20.7 +1.2 9.0 17th 7.4 29.2 normal 25%
Thargomindah Airport 36.3 44.8 30th 21.6 11.7 17th 0.0 27.4* 0%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Friday 1 December 2006. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Normals are long-term averages based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not calculated for sites with less than 10 years of record. *In this case, normals from a suitable nearby site may be included, if available (these are marked with an *).

The Rank indicates about where rainfall this time ranks in the climate record for the site.

Further information

Queensland Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (07) 3239 8700
Email climate.qld@bom.gov.au