Friday, 1 June 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0

Queensland climate summary for May 2007

Summary

Temperatures across the state, except for Cape York Peninsula, where above average for the month and  Queensland recorded its warmest May on record.


Rainfall

May rainfall totals were mixed across the state with much of the Central Interior and Southeast recording below average totals.  Rainfall associated with a frontal system that brought significant rainfall to New South Wales and Victoria led to above average totals in parts of the Channel Country, mainly near the southern border. Localised rainfall brought above average totals to many parts of the Northern Tropics, though some areas missed out and remained below average for the month. Refer to the map of total rainfall and rainfall deciles.

Elsewhere totals were generally close to average. Coolmunda Dam on the Darling Downs recorded its lowest May rainfall total of 7.6 mm in 31 years of record (average 51 mm).  A list of rainfall records appears below.  

Brisbane recorded a total of 39 mm, little more than half the long-term average of 53 mm, though rainfall was very localised with bayside suburbs faring better and western suburbs receiving lower totals. 

Temperature

Both daytime maximum and overnight minimum temperatures were above average across the state, with the exception being some small areas with slighter cooler than average maximum temperatures on Cape York Peninsula. 

Taking the state as a whole, and based on figures since 1950, Queensland recorded its warmest May on record. The average day-time maximum temperature across the state was 2.8 degrees warmer than average for the month and the highest on record, while the minimum temperatures were 2.5 degrees warmer and 2nd warmest on record.

Refer to a map of mean maximum temperatures and a map of maximum temperature anomalies.   Also a map of mean minimum temperatures and a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Long-standing records were broken at a number of places:

New monthly mean maximum temperatures for May were recorded at Georgetown with 34°C (average 30.3°C, previous record 32.2°C, 114 years of record), Camooweal with 32.4°C (average 28.9°C, previous record 31.9°C, 100 years of record), Gatton with 27.2°C (average 23.6°C, previous record 26.9°C, 84 years of record) and Rockhampton with 28.4°C (average 26°C, previous record 28°C, 68 years of record). 

A particularly hot spell at the start of the month saw many new daily maximum records. Richmond Post Office recorded its hottest May temperature in 114 years of record (37.0°C, previous record 36.8) and Amberley recorded a new May maximum of 33.3°C (previous record 32.8, 66 years of record). A new record for the highest temperature in Queensland during May was reported from Julia Creek on the 4th with 39.3°C.  

Brisbane’s temperatures were about 3 degrees warmer than average for the month. For more details see the summary table.  

Refer below for a full list of new temperature records for May.


Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
39.3°C at Julia Creek Airport on the 4th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
34.2°C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
20.3°C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
14.6°C at Applethorpe on the 11th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−1.6°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 23rd
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
6.8°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
25.6°C at Coconut Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
26.8°C at Coconut Island on the 2nd
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
626.3 mm at Babinda Post Office
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
207.5 mm at Babinda Post Office on the 27th


Records


Record lowest total May rainfall
Total rainfall
for May 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for May
Normal for
May
Years of
record
Tosari 1.0 1.2 in 1975 43.9 48
Coolmunda Dam 7.6 7.8 in 2002 51.1 30




Record highest May mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for May 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for May
Normal for
May
Years of
record
Georgetown Post Office 34.0 32.2 in 1988 30.3 114
Camooweal Township 32.2 31.9 in 1988 28.9 100
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.0 23.6 in 1958 21.7 94
Mitchell Post Office 26.9 25.8 in 1993 23.0 87
University of Queensland Gatton 27.2 26.9 in 1923 23.6 84
Windorah Post Office 28.6 28.0 in 1958 25.3 72
Winton Post Office 31.2 30.5 in 1946 27.7 69
Lady Elliot Island 26.3 25.9 in 1973 24.1 68
Rockhampton Aero 28.4 28.0 in 1946 26.0 68
Townsville Aero 29.4 29.2 in 1996 27.6 67
Amberley AMO 27.3 26.5 in 1973 24.0 66
Urandangi 30.5 30.4 in 1986 27.4 66
Double Island Point Lighthouse 24.4 23.8 in 1998 22.2 64
Taroom Post Office 27.9 27.3 in 1973 24.4 55
Nambour DPI 25.3 25.0 in 1973 23.7 51
Gladstone Radar 28.1 27.8 in 1973 25.6 50
Collinsville Post Office 29.8 29.3 in 2002 27.5 49
Mackay M.O 25.5 25.4 in 1973 24.2 48
Longreach Aero 30.3 28.8 in 1986 26.9 42
Mount Isa Aero 31.1 29.9 in 1986 27.8 41
Injune Post Office 26.5 25.1 in 1993 23.4 40
Applethorpe 20.3 19.9 in 1973 17.3 38
Oakey Aero 24.9 24.6 in 1973 22.2 35
Archerfield Airport 26.8 25.1 in 2006 23.8 34
Monto Township 27.3 26.7 in 1973 24.1 34
Bundaberg Aero 27.0 25.7 in 1999 24.6 28
Mackay Aero 26.5 26.2 in 2004 25.1 22
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 29.2 28.7 in 2002 26.4 22
Bowen Airport 28.3 28.2 in 2002 27.1 20
Town of 1770 26.5 25.2 in 2001 24.1 20




Record highest May temperature
Highest temperature
in May 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for May
Normal for
May
Years of
record
Georgetown Post Office 36.8 on the 4th 36.7 on the 2nd in 1961 30.3 114
Richmond Post Office 37.0 on the 4th 36.8 on the 19th in 1903 29.0 114
Camooweal Township 38.2 on the 4th 37.1 on the 5th in 1988 28.9 67
Amberley AMO 33.3 on the 5th 32.8 on the 4th in 1943 24.0 66
Taroom Post Office 34.7 on the 4th 33.8 on the 19th in 2003 24.4 51
Tambo Post Office 34.4 on the 4th 34.0 on the 1st in 1964 24.9 50
Urandangi 37.8 on the 3rd 37.5 on the 5th in 1988 27.4 50
Winton Post Office 36.8 on the 6th 35.6 on the 1st in 1964 27.7 50
Isisford Post Office 36.4 on the 4th 34.2 on the 14th in 1995 26.2 49
Barcaldine Post Office 35.2 on the 4th 34.1 on the 19th in 2003 25.9 46
Clermont Sirius St 35.0 on the 4th 33.4 on the 19th in 2003 26.0 46
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 27.3 on the 4th 26.0 on the 10th in 1973 18.3 45
Gympie 32.8 on the 5th 31.6 on the 11th in 1973 24.5 43
University of Queensland Gatton 33.7 on the 5th 31.6 on the 1st in 2005 23.6 43
Longreach Aero 36.2 on the 4th 34.2 on the 19th in 2003 26.9 42
Surat 33.0 on the 4th 32.4 on the 10th in 1973 23.5 42
Mount Isa Aero 37.1 on the 4th 35.3 on the 6th in 1988 27.8 41
Injune Post Office 33.3 on the 4th 31.7 on the 23rd in 1969 23.4 40
Windorah Post Office 35.7 on the 3rd 35.0 on the 2nd in 1987 25.3 40
Applethorpe 26.3 on the 4th 25.0 on the 19th in 2003 17.3 38
Brian Pastures 32.5 on the 5th 32.1 on the 11th in 1973 25.2 38
Mitchell Post Office 33.0 on the 4th 31.9 on the 19th in 2003 23.0 38
Oakey Aero 31.6 on the 4th 30.1 on the 19th in 2003 22.2 35
Archerfield Airport 31.3 on the 5th 30.4 on the 20th in 2003 23.8 34
Monto Township 32.8 on the 4th 31.4 on the 11th in 1973 24.1 34
Bundaberg Aero 30.4 on the 19th 29.6 on the 3rd in 1968 24.6 28
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 33.9 on the 4th 33.2 on the 19th in 2003 26.4 22
Town of 1770 28.5 on the 4th 27.7 on the 15th in 1993 24.1 20




Record highest May mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for May 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for May
Normal for
May
Years of
record
Richmond Post Office 17.6 17.0 in 1958 13.0 115
Burketown Post Office 21.0 20.5 in 2004 17.0 108
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.1 18.5 in 1989 16.4 95
Barcaldine Post Office 16.3 16.1 in 1989 12.3 89
Winton Post Office 16.9 16.8 in 1989 12.9 69
Double Island Point Lighthouse 19.6 19.3 in 1973 17.3 64
Springsure Dame St 15.0 14.4 in 1983 10.8 59
Gladstone Radar 18.9 18.8 in 1973 17.0 50
Mackay Aero 17.9 17.6 in 1958 15.5 22
Lucinda Point 22.7 22.6 in 1983 21.2 20
Town of 1770 18.5 17.6 in 1991 17.0 20


Summaries

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

Summary statistics for May 2007
Maximum temperatures
for May
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for May
(°C)
Rainfall
for May
(millimetres)
Mean for
May
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
May
2007
Mean for
May
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
May
2007
Total for
May
2007
Normal
for
May
Rank of
May
2007
Fraction of
May
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.6 +1.2 32.9 29th 25.6 +0.4 24.3 8th 33.2 66.4 normal 50%
Coen Airport 30.6 32.0 20th 20.9 17.6 5th 1.8
Horn Island 30.4 +0.5 31.2 8th 24.9 +0.2 23.4 10th 36.0 72.0 normal 50%
Scherger RAAF 32.5 33.8 27th 21.5 18.9 6th 12.6
Weipa Aero 32.7 +0.9 34.0 3rd 21.7 +0.4 18.8 4th 13.4 23.3 normal 58%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.9 +0.2 29.9 9th 23.4 +1.4 20.2 21st 84.6 113.0 normal 75%
Musgrave 31.1 +0.5 32.4 1st 18.0 +0.9 13.9 7th 12.5 15.6 normal 80%
Palmerville 32.2 +1.0 34.5 1st 17.6 +0.3 14.0 4th 12.0 16.6 normal 72%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.4 37.8 3rd 20.4 17.2 22nd 3.6
Burketown Post Office 32.3 +1.8 36.6 3rd 21.0 +4.0 17.2 22nd 9.8 6.2 high 158%
Century Mine 34.2 38.5 4th 20.4 15.9 22nd 0.2
Cloncurry Airport 32.4 +3.2 38.7 4th 18.6 +3.4 11.3 22nd 3.2 5.8 normal 55%
Croydon Township 33.7 +2.0 36.8 5th 20.8 +2.9 17.7 22nd 0.0 8.1 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 33.3 39.3 4th 17.2 7.9 22nd 0.0
Kowanyama Airport 33.1 +0.9 34.9 5th 20.3 +1.1 16.0 5th 0.6 11.5 normal 5%
Mornington Island 31.5 +2.6 34.9 2nd 22.0 +1.7 19.2 7th 36.8 9.5 very high 387%
Mount Isa Aero 31.1 +3.3 37.1 4th 17.0 +3.1 10.1 22nd 5.6 12.9 normal 43%
Normanton Airport 34.1 36.7 1st 21.5 18.1 22nd 6.0
Sweers Island 30.6 33.4 5th 23.3 20.2 9th 58.2
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 32.8 35.8 4th 18.6 13.5 7th 0.0
Georgetown Post Office 34.0 +3.8 36.8 4th 18.7 +2.7 13.7 7th 0.0 9.4 lowest 0%
Hughenden Airport 31.4 36.8 4th 18.2 9.8 22nd 0.0
Richmond Airport 32.8 +3.2 37.9 4th 17.3 +4.4 9.5 22nd 0.4 7.5 normal 5%
Richmond Post Office 32.2 +3.2 37.0 4th 17.6 +4.5 9.3 22nd 2.3 15.5 normal 15%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Atherton Shire Council 24.0 +0.6 27.8 1st 15.8 +1.8 13.0 19th 59.7 61.2 normal 98%
Cairns Aero 28.8 +1.2 31.2 1st 21.4 +1.5 17.6 4th 151.0 92.3 high 164%
Cape Flattery 29.2 30.2 15th 23.8 22.2 12th 61.2
Cooktown Airport 28.2 29.7 1st 22.7 17.2 20th 46.8
Green Island 26.4 +0.5 27.9 2nd 23.5 +1.1 21.9 14th
Kairi Research Station 24.0 +1.0 27.5 1st 16.8 +2.1 14.2 5th 40.1 58.7 normal 68%
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.8 +0.1 30.6 2nd 23.4 +0.5 22.0 10th 143.4 99.1 high 145%
Mareeba Airport 27.9 30.8 1st 17.8 13.4 4th 5.0
Walkamin DPI 26.1 +1.2 30.0 1st 17.5 +1.3 14.7 4th 11.2 27.8 low 40%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 27.8 +0.6 31.0 1st 20.1 +2.5 16.2 5th 95.8 95.3 normal 101%
Ingham Composite 28.3 +1.3 31.5 1st 19.4 +1.6 16.8 5th 65.4 111.6 low 59%
Innisfail 27.8 +1.4 31.2 1st 20.8 +2.5 17.7 5th 472.0 300.7 high 157%
Lucinda Point 26.2 0 28.3 1st 22.7 +1.5 21.2 5th 32.8 61.8 low 53%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.5 +1.3 31.0 1st 20.1 +1.9 16.0 5th 406.6 271.0 high 150%
Townsville Aero 29.4 +1.9 31.1 1st 19.2 +1.6 16.6 5th 2.8 33.9 low 8%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.6 +0.4 29.5 1st 19.7 +2.0 16.9 7th 10.4 29.8 low 35%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.0 +1.4 31.1 1st 18.0 +1.8 15.3 7th 2.0 44.2 low 5%
Bowen Airport 28.3 +1.2 30.1 1st 20.1 +2.0 16.7 5th 10.8 48.7 normal 22%
Collinsville Post Office 29.8 +2.3 33.1 4th 15.6 +1.7 13.2 7th 5.8 33.2 low 17%
Mackay Aero 26.5 +1.4 28.3 6th 17.9 +2.4 14.1 4th 143.2 100.0 high 143%
Mackay M.O 25.5 +1.4 28.4 21st 19.2 +2.0 16.4 5th 159.2 109.2 high 146%
Proserpine Airport 27.5 +1.0 29.6 21st 17.9 +1.9 13.3 5th 43.0 76.6 normal 56%
Samuel Hill Aero 25.9 28.3 19th 15.3 9.9 2nd 146.2
St Lawrence 27.8 29.4 10th 16.8 13.1 24th 13.8
St Lawrence Post Office 28.1 +1.4 30.3 1st 17.5 +2.3 14.6 24th 14.6 48.4 low 30%
Williamson 28.0 30.5 1st 15.7 9.8 24th 32.0
Woolshed 25.6 28.9 1st 16.4 11.8 4th 15.4
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.4 +1.1 27.6 5th 18.2 +2.3 13.3 2nd 75.6 81.4 normal 93%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.2 +1.7 32.5 1st 17.2 +1.9 15.0 7th 14.0 22.9 normal 61%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 29.2 +2.8 33.9 4th 16.1 +1.7 13.3 28th 5.2 37.8 low 14%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Water Treatment Plant 29.0 +2.8 34.2 5th 16.4 +3.5 8.0 24th 2.9 23.8 low 12%
Clermont Sirius St 29.6 +3.5 35.0 4th 14.5 +3.1 7.0 1st 7.8 35.3 normal 22%
Emerald Airport 28.9 +2.6 34.3 4th 14.8 +1.6 8.8 24th 4.8 20.4 normal 24%
Rolleston Meteor St 28.2 +2.1 33.7 4th 13.4 +2.7 5.3 24th 6.6 36.1 low 18%
Springsure Dame St 27.3 +2.0 33.9 5th 15.0 +4.2 7.8 24th 4.2 36.1 low 12%
Tambo Post Office 28.0 +3.1 34.4 4th 11.9 +3.8 3.4 23rd 22.9 34.8 normal 66%
Taroom Post Office 27.9 +3.5 34.7 4th 13.1 +3.4 6.4 23rd 5.1 40.9 low 12%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 29.3 +3.3 35.2 4th 16.3 +4.0 10.2 23rd 3.5 31.1 normal 11%
Blackall Airport 28.5 35.1 4th 14.7 7.3 22nd 16.4
Longreach Aero 30.3 +3.4 36.2 4th 15.3 +3.3 7.1 22nd 0.4 27.9 low 1%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 32.2 +3.3 38.2 4th 17.8 +4.4 8.6 23rd 18.0 11.2 high 161%
The Monument Airport 30.3 37.2 3rd 16.3 7.3 22nd 1.8
Trepell Airport 30.8 37.3 3rd 16.6 9.1 23rd 3.8
Urandangi 30.5 +3.1 37.8 3rd 16.1 +4.1 6.4 21st 1.8 12.6 normal 14%
Winton Airport 31.2 36.6 4th 16.1 8.4 22nd 1.8
Winton Post Office 31.2 +3.4 36.8 6th 16.9 +4.0 8.8 22nd 4.0 20.6 normal 19%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 28.2 +1.8 35.0 3rd 13.2 +1.6 7.5 31st 5.4 11.8 normal 46%
Birdsville Airport 27.5 34.8 3rd 13.7 5.7 31st 9.6
Boulia Airport 30.1 +3.4 37.9 3rd 16.3 +4.0 9.8 23rd 18.4 13.2 high 139%
Windorah Post Office 28.6 +3.3 35.7 3rd 14.6 +3.3 8.2 31st 26.4 18.8 high 140%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 29.3 +2.7 33.6 5th 14.5 +2.2 8.4 23rd 6.9 42.4 low 16%
Bundaberg Aero 27.0 +2.5 30.4 19th 16.0 +1.9 10.6 23rd 12.6 69.0 very low 18%
Gayndah Airport 27.5 31.9 5th 13.3 7.0 23rd 8.0
Gayndah Post Office 27.8 +2.7 32.9 5th 13.7 +3.4 7.4 23rd 10.4 40.9 low 25%
Gladstone Airport 27.3 +1.7 29.5 19th 17.8 +2.2 12.8 24th 9.8 37.5 normal 26%
Gladstone Radar 28.1 +2.5 30.3 19th 18.9 +2.0 16.5 2nd 13.6 60.9 low 22%
Lady Elliot Island 26.3 +2.2 27.9 6th 21.2 +1.6 17.6 5th 38.6 114.9 low 34%
Monto Township 27.3 +3.2 32.8 4th 11.9 +1.6 5.2 23rd 9.1 45.3 low 20%
Rockhampton Aero 28.4 +2.5 31.5 4th 16.9 +2.8 11.6 24th 27.6 48.2 normal 57%
Rundle Island 24.7 +1.1 28.4 3rd 21.0 +1.7 18.4 28th
Thangool Airport 29.6 +3.2 35.0 5th 12.2 +2.1 5.9 24th 4.3 40.8 low 11%
Town of 1770 26.5 +2.4 28.5 4th 18.5 +1.4 14.9 24th 27.0 112.0 very low 24%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 27.3 +3.3 33.3 5th 12.2 +2.1 6.9 25th 8.4 51.8 low 16%
Archerfield Airport 26.8 +3.0 31.3 5th 13.8 +1.9 8.1 23rd 28.0 73.7 low 38%
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.1 30.5 5th 14.2 9.6 25th 84.2 119.0 normal 71%
Brian Pastures 27.6 +2.4 32.5 5th 12.2 +0.4 6.0 23rd 20.5 37.9 low 54%
Brisbane* 26.5 30.0 4th 16.0 12.0 23rd 39.0 73.7 low 53%
Brisbane Aero 25.3 +1.8 27.7 5th 15.0 +2.2 8.9 23rd 71.6 115.3 normal 62%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.0 +2.3 26.3 8th 19.1 +2.7 15.2 23rd 54.0 172.0 low 31%
Coolangatta 25.0 +2.1 26.7 5th 14.7 +0.5 9.7 23rd 69.8 150.2 low 46%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 24.4 +2.2 27.1 3rd 19.6 +2.4 16.8 23rd 58.4 147.6 low 40%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.0 +2.8 29.4 4th 16.5 +1.0 11.5 23rd 36.2 115.6 very low 31%
Gympie 26.2 +1.6 32.8 5th 12.6 +1.8 6.8 1st 56.8 71.9 normal 79%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.9 30.2 16th 15.7 9.8 23rd 30.8
Jimna Forestry 23.3 30.5 4th 11.8 5.7 23rd 42.4
Kingaroy Airport 25.3 31.8 4th 10.7 4.4 1st 13.8
Logan City Water Treatment 25.9 +2.0 31.1 5th 14.2 +1.8 6.8 23rd 46.6 114.5 low 41%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.7 28.2 5th 14.1 9.2 23rd 130.4 142.6 normal 91%
Maroochydore Aero 24.6 +1.4 26.6 8th 15.0 +1.2 8.2 23rd 114.8 175.1 low 66%
Maryborough 26.5 +1.9 29.5 19th 15.2 +2.1 9.4 23rd 42.0 78.0 normal 54%
Nambour DPI 25.3 +1.6 30.0 5th 13.7 +1.7 7.7 23rd 90.6 134.8 normal 67%
Point Lookout 25.2 +1.8 27.4 4th 18.5 +1.5 16.0 2nd 95.2 142.1 low 67%
Rainbow Beach 25.0 +1.2 26.6 19th 16.5 +2.3 9.4 1st 99.2 165.6 low 60%
Redcliffe 25.1 28.0 5th 16.4 11.1 23rd 61.8
Tewantin RSL Park 24.6 +1.0 26.9 19th 16.5 +1.7 11.2 23rd 126.2 173.5 low 73%
Toolara 25.9 +1.5 30.8 5th 16.5 +2.1 13.3 23rd 98.8 96.3 normal 103%
University of Queensland Gatton 27.2 +3.6 33.7 5th 11.9 +1.7 6.6 23rd 6.6 46.0 low 14%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 20.3 +3.0 26.3 4th 7.2 +0.9 −1.4 23rd 7.4 48.3 very low 15%
Dalby Airport 25.9 +2.7 32.9 4th 10.3 +1.8 3.2 24th 9.2 40.3 low 23%
Goondiwindi Airport 25.3 +2.2 33.0 4th 11.2 +2.3 1.6 24th 16.5 39.2 normal 42%
Inglewood Forest 25.1 31.6 4th 11.2 3.5 24th 11.4
Oakey Aero 24.9 +2.7 31.6 4th 10.5 +2.5 3.0 20th 5.2 41.2 very low 13%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.9 +2.6 27.3 4th 6.8 +1.3 −1.6 23rd 7.1 46.2 low 15%
Texas Post Office 24.8 +1.6 31.1 4th 10.2 +2.5 3.3 24th 16.2 39.4 low 41%
Toowoomba Airport 22.4 +2.7 29.0 5th 12.3 +2.5 7.0 24th 13.8 35.0 low 39%
Warwick 23.8 +2.8 29.7 4th 8.5 +1.7 0.8 20th 2.2 39.8 lowest 6%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 26.2 +2.6 33.0 4th 11.2 +3.3 3.2 25th 6.8
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 26.5 +3.1 33.3 4th 10.8 +2.9 1.6 25th 3.4 34.0 low 10%
Mitchell Post Office 26.9 +3.9 33.0 4th 10.9 +3.8 0.6 25th 0.7 33.0 very low 2%
Roma Airport 25.8 +2.2 31.6 3rd 12.0 +4.1 2.6 25th 5.6 38.6 low 15%
St George Airport 25.7 +2.8 32.5 4th 11.8 +3.1 2.8 24th 22.2 29.0 normal 77%
Surat 26.1 +2.7 33.0 4th 11.7 +2.8 1.5 25th 3.6 34.9 low 10%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 26.3 +3.2 32.3 4th 12.7 +3.8 3.7 25th 24.6 32.8 normal 75%
Cunnamulla Post Office 25.4 +2.5 31.0 7th 11.7 +2.0 4.4 31st 55.8 30.6 high 182%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 25.7 32.9 8th 13.7 5.7 31st 24.8
Quilpie Airport 27.2 +3.3 33.4 3rd 13.1 +2.2 7.2 31st 19.2 27.5 normal 70%
Thargomindah Airport 25.7 32.2 3rd 13.9 5.8 31st 32.8

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Friday 1 June 2007. 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 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. *In this case, normals from a nearby suitable site may be included to calculate statistics  (these are marked with an *).

The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of "normal" 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, normal in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of normal shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Further information

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