Monday, 2 July 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0

Queensland in June 2007


Wet June brings record cold temperatures

Summary

A series of cloud bands brought rainfall to many parts of the state, with unseasonable falls in the tropics leading to record June rainfall totals in a number of places.  An outbreak of cold southerly airflow combined with widespread cloud cover to produce record cold daytime maximum temperatures over much of the state.

Rainfall

A cloud band which moved over most of Queensland between the 5th and 7th of the month was related to an upper level low which approached the state from the south.  Rain occurred over most districts, with moderate to heavy falls over parts of the Carpentaria and Central Coast.  Chillagoe, with 64.0 mm and Moranbah, with 43.4 mm both reported their highest daily June rainfalls on record.  

Another extensive cloud band, associated with an upper trough, moved slowly across much of the state from the 17th to the 22nd of the month.  Several locations in the Central Lowlands and Carpentaria broke their June daily rainfall records on the 18th, including Toorak Research Station with 66.7 mm, Mt Isa Mine with 65.4 mm and Gue with 39.0 mm.  

Monthly rainfall totals in June were very much above average for much of the state, but below average over the southern Warrego and southwest.  See maps of total rainfall and rainfall deciles.

A number of places within a broad region of the state stretching from the Carpentaria in the northwest to the east Darling Downs in the southeast received their highest June rainfalls on record.  Bulliwallah, with 203 mm for the month almost doubled its previous June record of 101.8 mm (average 26.2 mm, 93 years of record). Other places which recorded their highest June rainfall on record include Townsville Aero with 110 mm (average 21.1, 67 years of record), Richmond Post Office with 164.3 mm (average 15.8, 117 years of record) and Mount Isa Mine with 124.2 mm (average 11.8, 74 years of record).  A list of rainfall records appears below.  

Brisbane recorded 112.6 mm for the month, which is 166% of its long-term June average and the most rainfall it has received since January 2006.

Temperature

Many long-standing lowest daily maximum temperature records were broken in June, mostly during the period from the 20th to the 21st of the month.  During this time much of Queensland experienced remarkably cold conditions due to a combination of an extensive, slow moving cloud band with rain and a cold south-southeasterly airflow over much of the state.

New daily maximum temperatures for June were recorded at a number of locations including Boulia Airport with 9.0°CC (average 23.3°CC, previous record 11.1°CC, 119 years of record), Richmond Post Office with 11.2°CC (average 26.1°CC, previous record 13.0°CC, 114 years of record), Burketown Post Office with 13.4°CC (average 28.0°CC, previous record 15.9°CC, 108 years of record), Mt Isa Aero with 9.4°CC (average 24.9°CC, previous record 13.0°CC, 41 years of record), and Townsville Aero with 13.9°CC (average 25.6°CC, previous record 14.6°CC, 67 years of record). 

Taking the state as a whole, and based on records since 1950, the average maximum temperature for the month was the coldest on record.  Average maximum temperatures were 3 to 6 degrees below average over much of the state. Exceptions were the region from the central coast and highlands through to the southern border at 2 to 3 degrees below average, and the Peninsula and the southeast corner which were 1 to 2 degrees cooler than average.  See maps of maximum temperature anomalies.

Many places recorded their coldest average daily maximum temperature for June including Boulia Airport with 19.3oC (average 23.3oC, previous record 19.7oC, 119 years of record), Richmond Post Office with 21.1oC (average 26.1oC, previous record 22.8oC, 115 years of record), Camooweal Township with 21.2oC (average 25.9oC, previous record 22.0oC, 100 years of record) and Maryborough with 20.2°C (average 22.4°C, previous record 20.6°C, 99 years of record).  A full list of new records appears below. 

Monthly mean minimum temperatures were cooler than average from the Northwest Gulf to the Warrego. Parts of the Peninsula, the Southeast and Central districts recorded warmer than average overnight temperatures, while remaining areas were typically within a degree of average.  See maps of minimum temperature anomalies.

Brisbane’s mean maximum temperature for June was 20.4°CC, compared to a long-term average of 20.9°CC for the month.  The mean minimum temperature was 12.1°CC, compared to long-term average of 10.9°CC.


Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
34.8°C at Georgetown Post Office on the 4th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
30.6°C at Coconut Island
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
12.9°C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
4.9°C at Applethorpe on the 20th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−5.8°C at Mitchell Post Office on the 16th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
2.5°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
3.0°C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
25.6°C at Coconut Island
24.6°C at Horn Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
26.5°C at Horn Island on the 6th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
477.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
102.0 mm at Ormiston College on the 6th

Records

Record highest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for June
Normal for
June
Years of
record
Georgetown Post Office 98.1 85.8 in 1927 10.5 136
Richmond Post Office 164.3 109.5 in 1935 15.8 117
Mount McConnell 191.8 176.6 in 1936 25.8 108
Hillgrove Station 167.8 151.4 in 1927 18.4 107
Chillagoe Atherton Street 105.0 95.3 in 1950 11.5 106
Malboona 181.0 125.0 in 1912 16.7 103
Devoncourt Station 108.8 77.2 in 1912 7.9 96
Bulliwallah 203.0 101.8 in 1945 26.2 93
Tiree 182.0 150.4 in 1990 23.1 92
Mahrigong 140.0 109.0 in 1935 15.8 91
Mt Douglas 200.2 104.4 in 1942 26.6 91
Gilberton 173.5 97.5 in 1921 14.1 89
Esmeralda Station 114.0 105.0 in 1990 9.7 83
Gregory Springs Station 191.0 111.4 in 1990 20.0 81
Jambin Post Office 136.1 131.0 in 1958 36.0 81
Einasleigh Township 115.5 90.0 in 2000 10.3 78
Mount Isa Mine 124.2 115.5 in 1935 11.8 74
Peakvale Station 115.0 110.0 in 1985 25.0 74
Clare 134.2 130.1 in 1912 22.0 70
Collinsville Post Office 207.6 177.9 in 1967 28.0 68
Gue 172.4 102.2 in 1985 15.1 68
Townsville Aero 110.0 106.8 in 1967 21.1 67
Ulcanbah 158.0 100.6 in 1985 18.7 65
Wyseby 103.4 100.1 in 1950 30.7 56
Toorak Research Station 171.1 84.8 in 1985 10.4 52
Cardowan 141.2 139.8 in 1967 29.3 51
Forsayth Caravan Park 103.2 84.0 in 2000 9.7 48
Carfax 179.5 134.7 in 1967 30.0 46
Toomba Stud 269.4 222.4 in 1987 23.3 46
Broadleigh Downs 165.0 124.8 in 1990 20.0 45
Winvic 134.0 133.9 in 1967 23.8 45
Mount Isa Aero 114.0 29.0 in 1998 6.5 41
Jochmus 116.0 110.6 in 1985 18.4 39
Lucky Springs Station 88.4 76.6 in 2000 15.2 39
Eastmere 152.0 75.0 in 1990 16.4 38
Strathtay Station 170.7 103.6 in 1990 15.7 37
Tipton Bridge 113.2 107.0 in 1983 30.8 36
Warden Bend 191.6 90.2 in 1971 21.8 36
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 170.3 55.3 in 1986 23.5 35
Rollingstone 109.1 96.4 in 2005 18.2 35
Turrawulla Station 166.5 80.0 in 1990 25.5 32
Coolmunda Dam 99.4 91.6 in 2005 28.5 30



Record highest June daily rainfall
Daily Rainfall total (mm) Previous highest
for June
Years of
record
Toorak Research Station 66.7 on the 18th 54.2 on the 05th in 1990 52
Mount Isa Mine 65.4 on the 18th 49.5 on the 14th in 1937 74
Mount Isa Aero 56.2 on the 18th 28.4 on the 29th in 1998 41
Gilberton 66.0 on the 18th 48.0 on the 06th in 1990 89
Chillagoe Atherton Street 64.0 on the 07th 59.2 on the 17th in 1939 106
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 43.4 on the 07th 38.8 on the 04th in 1985 35
Gue 39.0 on the 18th 26.0 on the 20th in 2005 68



Record lowest June mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for June
Normal for
June
Years of
record
Boulia Airport 19.3 19.7 in 1891 23.3 119
Richmond Post Office 21.1 22.8 in 1893 26.1 115
Camooweal Township 21.2 22.0 in 1949 25.9 100
Maryborough 20.2 20.6 in 1913 22.4 99
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 20.0 20.1 in 1928 21.7 99
Cardwell Marine Pde 22.6 23.4 in 1944 25.3 97
Barcaldine Post Office 18.8 20.1 in 1913 22.9 90
Croydon Township 25.6 26.1 in 2000 29.3 83
Tambo Post Office 18.1 18.5 in 1949 21.6 76
Winton Post Office 20.6 21.6 in 1985 24.7 70
Urandangi 19.4 20.3 in 1950 24.4 69
Rockhampton Aero 20.6 21.7 in 1989 23.5 68
St Lawrence Post Office 20.7 22.2 in 2000 24.4 67
Townsville Aero 22.9 23.6 in 1989 25.6 67
Surat 17.2 17.4 in 1949 20.2 61
Springsure Dame St 18.7 20.1 in 1950 22.4 56
Taroom Post Office 18.3 18.9 in 1989 21.5 55
Ayr DPI Research Stn 21.9 23.3 in 1989 25.4 52
Nambour DPI 20.1 20.3 in 1978 21.6 51
Collinsville Post Office 21.0 22.8 in 2000 25.2 49
Gladstone Radar 20.7 21.5 in 1989 23.2 49
Mackay M.O 19.8 19.9 in 2000 21.9 47
Longreach Aero 19.7 20.6 in 1989 23.8 42
Mount Isa Aero 20.4 21.8 in 1985 24.9 41
Baralaba Post Office 19.8 21.3 in 1983 23.7 39
Injune Post Office 17.1 17.6 in 1978 20.3 39
Ingham Composite 22.8 23.6 in 2000 25.3 38
Brian Pastures 20.1 20.5 in 1978 22.5 37
Brigalow Research Stn 19.0 19.6 in 1978 22.1 36
Texas Post Office 16.5 16.7 in 1978 19.5 36
Monto Township 18.9 19.2 in 1989 21.0 34



Record highest June temperature
Highest temperature
in June 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for June
Normal for
June
Years of
record
Georgetown Post Office 34.8 on the 4th 34.4 on the 3rd in 1973 28.3 114



Record lowest June daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in June 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for June
Normal for
June
Years of
record
Boulia Airport 9.0 on the 20th 11.1 on the 24th in 1956 23.3 119
Richmond Post Office 11.2 on the 21st 13.0 on the 13th in 1978 26.1 114
Burketown Post Office 13.4 on the 21st 15.9 on the 3rd in 1904 28.0 108
Camooweal Township 9.8 on the 20th 12.2 on the 30th in 1957 25.9 68
Townsville Aero 13.9 on the 21st 14.6 on the 25th in 1971 25.6 67
Ayr DPI Research Stn 12.4 on the 21st 15.3 on the 16th in 1958 25.4 54
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 12.3 on the 20th 13.2 on the 17th in 1978 19.6 51
Lady Elliot Island 14.4 on the 20th 16.5 on the 18th in 1995 21.8 51
Maryborough 11.9 on the 20th 13.9 on the 25th in 1965 22.4 51
Quilpie Airport 10.1 on the 20th 11.8 on the 20th in 1975 20.4 51
Tambo Post Office 7.3 on the 20th 11.3 on the 30th in 1957 21.6 51
Urandangi 9.1 on the 20th 13.9 on the 12th in 1978 24.4 51
Winton Post Office 9.6 on the 20th 12.2 on the 30th in 1957 24.7 51
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 13.5 on the 20th 14.7 on the 14th in 1978 21.7 50
Taroom Post Office 9.6 on the 20th 10.2 on the 10th in 2000 21.5 50
Bollon Mary St 9.5 on the 20th 11.1 on the 27th in 1959 19.5 49
Collinsville Post Office 11.0 on the 21st 13.4 on the 16th in 1958 25.2 49
St Lawrence Post Office 11.9 on the 21st 12.8 on the 25th in 1971 24.4 49
Mackay M.O 11.8 on the 21st 15.0 on the 23rd in 1961 21.9 48
Barcaldine Post Office 7.8 on the 20th 13.8 on the 20th in 1986 22.9 46
Clermont Sirius St 12.3 on the 21st 12.5 on the 10th in 2000 23.1 46
Double Island Point Lighthouse 11.6 on the 20th 14.7 on the 22nd in 1961 20.1 46
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 6.4 on the 20th 6.7 on the 23rd in 1972 15.5 45
Croydon Township 14.6 on the 21st 18.4 on the 9th in 2000 29.3 44
Surat 10.1 on the 20th 12.0 on the 16th in 1995 20.2 44
Redlands HRS 13.2 on the 20th 13.6 on the 25th in 1965 21.0 43
University of Queensland Gatton 12.3 on the 20th 12.9 on the 13th in 1978 21.0 43
Gympie 12.6 on the 20th 13.4 on the 4th in 1973 22.1 42
Longreach Aero 8.3 on the 20th 13.1 on the 20th in 1986 23.8 42
Mount Isa Aero 9.4 on the 20th 13.0 on the 12th in 1978 24.9 41
Springsure Dame St 9.2 on the 20th 12.0 on the 13th in 1978 22.4 41
Injune Post Office 8.9 on the 20th 9.9 on the 10th in 2000 20.3 40
Windorah Post Office 10.6 on the 20th 13.8 on the 15th in 1995 21.7 40
Baralaba Post Office 11.3 on the 20th 13.3 on the 10th in 2000 23.7 39
Ingham Composite 17.0 on the 21st 17.7 on the 18th in 1974 25.3 39
Applethorpe 4.9 on the 20th 6.0 on the 23rd in 2005 14.6 38
Mitchell Post Office 9.4 on the 20th 11.1 on the 10th in 2000 19.6 38
Brian Pastures 11.5 on the 20th 13.5 on the 13th in 1978 22.5 37
Brigalow Research Stn 10.5 on the 20th 12.5 on the 13th in 1978 22.1 36
Monto Township 10.6 on the 20th 11.1 on the 25th in 1971 21.0 35
Archerfield Airport 13.5 on the 20th 14.4 on the 14th in 1941 21.4 33
Mornington Island 15.2 on the 21st 16.7 on the 13th in 1978 25.8 33
Toorak Research Station 11.5 on the 20th 13.0 on the 13th in 1978 26.2 30



Record highest June daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in June 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for June
Normal for
June
Years of
record
Townsville Aero 23.0 on the 4th 22.7 on the 17th in 2002 14.6 67
Innisfail 22.9 on the 6th 22.4 on the 1st in 1990 16.1 51
Croydon Township 23.5 on the 5th 23.2 on the 2nd in 1998 14.7 43
Longreach Aero 18.5 on the 5th 18.4 on the 23rd in 1996 8.1 42


Summaries

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

Summary statistics for June 2007
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
June
2007
Mean for
June
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
June
2007
Total for
June
2007
Normal
for
June
Rank of
June
2007
Fraction of
June
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.6 +1.2 32.6 6th 25.6 +1.1 22.4 30th 20.2 27.8 normal 73%
Coen Airport 28.6 32.2 4th 19.4 7.4 29th 22.4
Horn Island 29.6 +0.4 31.1 6th 24.6 +0.8 20.0 30th 22.2 17.8 high 125%
Scherger RAAF 30.3 33.7 4th 20.9 12.0 29th 16.2
Weipa Aero 30.2 −0.9 33.9 5th 21.0 +1.2 10.2 29th 19.0 4.6 high 413%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 26.8 −0.6 29.7 5th 21.5 +1.3 11.2 30th 110.8 61.9 high 179%
Musgrave 28.8 −0.9 32.9 6th 16.8 +1.8 6.8 30th 56.0 9.9 very high 566%
Palmerville 28.8 −1.1 33.6 4th 16.5 +1.4 5.1 9th 24.2 12.1 high 200%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 25.6 33.2 3rd 14.3 5.7 29th 49.2
Burketown Post Office 24.8 −3.2 31.5 3rd 14.5 +0.2 7.2 9th 49.6 6.4 very high 775%
Century Mine 23.8 31.6 4th 13.4 5.8 30th 44.6
Croydon Township 25.6 −3.7 33.0 2nd 14.3 −0.4 4.6 9th 81.2 8.8 very high 923%
Julia Creek Airport 21.7 31.6 3rd 9.7 2.2 8th 147.2
Kowanyama Airport 29.3 −1.4 33.7 6th 17.8 +1.6 7.0 29th 2.2 4.4 high 50%
Mornington Island 23.2 −2.7 29.2 4th 17.2 0 9.4 30th 26.8 7.0 very high 383%
Mount Isa Aero 20.4 −4.5 27.8 2nd 8.3 −1.8 2.1 29th 114.0 6.5 highest 1754%
Normanton Airport 25.6 33.4 4th 15.4 6.7 29th 59.8
Sweers Island 23.1 28.7 4th 17.1 12.5 21st 41.3
Toorak Research Station 21.8 −4.4 31.4 3rd 9.5 +0.1 3.4 8th 171.1 10.4 highest 1645%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 26.0 33.6 4th 14.1 2.5 9th 93.2
Georgetown Post Office 26.8 −1.4 34.8 4th 13.9 +1.0 1.6 9th 98.1 10.5 highest 934%
Hughenden Airport 21.1 30.3 3rd 10.9 3.0 28th 167.4
Richmond Airport 21.7 −5.2 31.8 3rd 10.2 −0.4 2.3 28th 146.0 23.8 highest 613%
Richmond Post Office 21.1 −5.0 31.8 3rd 10.2 +0.4 2.7 8th 164.3 15.8 highest 1040%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 24.9 −1.0 29.4 4th 18.4 +0.6 8.9 30th 63.8 47.2 high 135%
Cape Flattery 25.6 29.2 6th 21.1 11.0 29th 72.8
Cooktown Airport 25.8 29.3 6th 19.7 7.4 30th 47.8
Green Island 22.6 −1.5 26.0 6th 20.6 −0.7 14.4 29th
Kairi Research Station 21.0 −0.4 25.0 6th 13.4 +1.3 0.7 29th 60.2 38.7 high 156%
Low Isles Lighthouse 24.2 −1.8 28.5 6th 20.8 −0.4 16.1 29th 63.2 63.9 normal 99%
Mareeba Airport 24.6 28.6 4th 15.1 4.3 29th 22.8
Walkamin DPI 23.1 −0.4 27.0 4th 14.4 +0.5 5.0 29th 36.0 19.1 high 188%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 22.6 −2.7 27.9 5th 16.1 +1.2 6.5 29th 102.3 47.5 high 215%
Ingham Composite 22.8 −2.4 27.8 4th 15.3 +0.6 6.9 29th 135.4 46.9 very high 289%
Innisfail 22.9 −1.6 29.2 4th 17.1 +1.0 8.7 29th 181.5 190.4 normal 95%
Lucinda Point 21.7 −2.3 26.1 5th 17.7 −1.2 13.3 28th 64.6 34.6 very high 187%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 22.7 −1.7 28.0 5th 16.5 +0.7 7.0 29th 156.6 154.9 normal 101%
Townsville Aero 22.9 −2.7 29.9 3rd 15.1 +0.5 7.6 29th 110.0 21.1 highest 521%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 21.9 −3.1 27.7 3rd 14.3 −1.2 7.3 28th 103.0 24.3 highest 424%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 21.9 −3.6 29.2 3rd 13.6 +0.7 5.6 30th 159.2 26.0 very high 612%
Bowen Airport 22.5 −2.4 28.7 3rd 14.9 −0.4 7.5 28th 123.0 26.2 highest 469%
Collinsville Post Office 21.0 −4.2 29.2 3rd 11.4 +0.9 3.9 29th 207.6 28.0 highest 741%
Mackay Aero 20.7 −2.3 25.8 3rd 12.9 +0.3 6.1 28th 287.6 69.9 highest 411%
Mackay M.O 19.8 −2.1 24.5 1st 13.8 −0.2 8.8 28th 217.8 64.9 very high 336%
Proserpine Airport 21.3 −3.3 27.2 3rd 12.9 0 4.5 28th 198.2 42.7 highest 464%
Samuel Hill Aero 19.7 24.6 1st 11.1 3.0 28th 241.4
St Lawrence 20.5 27.7 1st 12.5 6.2 28th 146.6
St Lawrence Post Office 20.7 −3.7 27.9 1st 12.8 +0.7 6.6 28th 157.3 50.1 very high 314%
Williamson 20.7 28.1 1st 11.9 3.9 28th 164.6
Yeppoon The Esplanade 19.5 −2.6 24.3 1st 12.1 −1.4 5.6 28th 201.8 67.7 highest 298%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 20.5 −4.8 28.9 3rd 12.1 −0.9 4.5 29th 197.4 24.8 highest 796%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 19.7 −4.1 27.2 1st 11.3 +0.1 6.1 8th 170.3 23.5 highest 725%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Water Treatment Plant 20.0 −3.8 27.7 1st 11.0 +0.7 5.5 30th 154.8 45.5 highest 340%
Brigalow Research Stn 19.0 −3.1 27.0 2nd 8.2 +0.3 1.4 17th 108.4 30.0 very high 361%
Clermont Sirius St 19.8 −3.3 28.0 1st 8.9 +0.8 2.6 28th 149.2 34.5 very high 432%
Emerald Airport 19.2 −4.4 27.9 2nd 9.8 −0.5 3.9 28th 143.4 33.4 highest 429%
Rolleston Meteor St 18.8 −4.4 27.5 1st 7.7 +0.7 2.1 16th 112.6 36.2 very high 311%
Springsure Dame St 18.7 −3.7 26.2 2nd 8.5 +1.5 2.6 27th 113.0 38.0 very high 297%
Tambo Post Office 18.1 −3.5 27.4 3rd 5.4 +0.5 −1.5 15th 78.6 28.5 very high 276%
Taroom Post Office 18.3 −3.1 26.8 4th 7.1 +0.8 1.0 16th 105.0 36.4 very high 288%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 18.8 −4.1 27.5 2nd 8.5 −0.4 2.2 8th 98.0 24.5 very high 400%
Blackall Airport 27.2 2nd 8.4 2.5 10th 88.2
Isisford Post Office 27.2 22nd 7.0 −0.8 1.8 17th 51.9 20.7 high 251%
Longreach Aero 19.7 −4.1 29.3 3rd 7.8 −0.4 1.4 10th 59.4 16.2 very high 367%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 21.2 −4.7 27.9 2nd 8.5 −1.4 2.6 8th 0.2 10.1 normal 2%
The Monument Airport 18.9 25.3 2nd 6.8 2.6 15th 72.0
Trepell Airport 18.9 27.5 3rd 7.7 2.9 15th 82.0
Urandangi 19.4 −4.9 24.5 2nd 6.9 −1.6 2.0 9th 34.1 9.6 very high 355%
Winton Airport 20.2 29.8 3rd 8.4 3.0 8th 81.0
Winton Post Office 20.6 −4.1 30.3 2nd 8.6 −0.7 4.1 29th 81.6 18.4 very high 443%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 19.1 −3.8 23.2 30th 5.6 −3.0 2.7 15th 0.0 10.1 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 18.5 22.2 30th 5.0 0.2 21st 0.0
Boulia Airport 19.3 −4.0 24.6 3rd 7.0 −1.8 3.8 16th 17.1 10.5 high 163%
Windorah Post Office 18.7 −3.0 25.0 3rd 5.3 −2.4 1.2 22nd 3.1 16.4 normal 19%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 19.8 −3.9 29.0 2nd 9.4 +0.6 3.4 28th 141.7 35.9 very high 395%
Bundaberg Aero 20.5 −2.1 26.9 1st 11.7 +0.1 5.4 28th 140.6 50.5 very high 278%
Gayndah Airport 19.8 27.2 1st 9.5 3.5 22nd 111.8
Gayndah Post Office 20.3 −2.1 27.9 4th 9.4 +2.0 2.8 28th 148.1 40.1 very high 369%
Gladstone Airport 20.5 −3.0 26.9 1st 12.5 −0.9 5.2 28th 166.6 50.6 highest 329%
Gladstone Radar 20.7 −2.5 26.6 4th 13.0 −1.3 7.5 21st 155.4 40.0 very high 389%
Lady Elliot Island 20.1 −1.7 24.6 3rd 16.3 −1.2 11.1 22nd 218.2 93.8 very high 233%
Monto Township 18.9 −2.2 26.2 1st 8.4 +1.7 0.6 17th 158.2 39.2 very high 404%
Rockhampton Aero 20.6 −2.9 26.4 1st 11.8 +0.9 4.7 28th 162.6 39.4 very high 413%
Rundle Island 19.7 −1.7 23.2 1st 15.2 −1.9 9.0 22nd
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 20.0 −1.7 26.3 1st 14.4 −0.8 9.0 21st 220.6 111.0 very high 199%
Thangool Airport 20.4 −3.5 29.1 1st 8.2 +1.1 0.4 28th 123.7 33.7 very high 367%
Town of 1770 20.6 −1.4 25.5 1st 13.5 −1.1 8.0 21st 161.6 69.7 high 232%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 20.4 −1.2 27.1 4th 8.3 +1.3 −0.1 22nd 92.2 45.7 high 202%
Archerfield Airport 20.4 −1.0 26.6 4th 10.5 +1.4 4.5 22nd 104.8 66.4 high 158%
Beerburrum Forest Station 20.0 25.2 4th 11.1 4.1 28th 148.2 72.8 high 204%
Brian Pastures 20.1 −2.4 26.6 1st 8.6 +0.6 2.4 17th 115.1 30.9 very high 372%
Brisbane* 20.4 −0.5 26.7 4th 12.2 +1.3 6.6 22nd 112.6 67.8 very high 166%
Brisbane Aero 20.1 −1.1 25.4 4th 10.8 +0.4 4.0 22nd 107.6 66.7 high 161%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.1 −0.5 23.4 4th 13.9 −0.2 8.6 20th 143.6 138.0 normal 104%
Coolangatta 20.8 0 24.4 3rd 10.6 −0.7 2.1 20th 143.2 130.7 high 110%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 18.9 −1.2 23.8 2nd 14.2 −0.7 8.3 20th 152.0 120.3 high 126%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.1 −0.1 25.0 4th 12.3 −0.9 6.9 22nd 151.0 124.1 high 122%
Gympie 20.1 −2.0 25.8 1st 9.0 +1.1 1.0 22nd 110.2 60.7 high 182%
Hervey Bay Airport 20.5 27.6 4th 11.8 4.3 17th 121.8
Jimna Forestry 16.2 22.6 1st 7.1 1.6 16th 117.2
Kingaroy Airport 17.5 24.5 4th 6.1 −2.8 16th 87.2
Logan City Water Treatment 20.7 −1.0 27.0 5th 8.6 −1.2 3.2 22nd 0.8 64.9 lowest 1%
Maleny Tamarind St 17.7 22.2 1st 8.9 3.4 20th 154.8 105.4 high 147%
Maroochydore Aero 20.3 −0.9 24.5 1st 11.1 −0.2 4.2 28th 148.0 110.8 normal 134%
Maryborough 20.2 −2.2 26.1 4th 10.8 +0.5 3.2 28th 94.0 67.8 high 139%
Nambour DPI 20.1 −1.5 24.8 4th 10.1 +1.0 2.2 28th 144.6 89.9 high 161%
Point Lookout 20.7 −0.6 24.1 30th 13.0 −1.7 7.5 9th 272.9 166.4 high 164%
Rainbow Beach 19.7 −2.0 24.6 1st 11.9 +0.3 3.9 22nd 145.1 117.7 normal 123%
Redcliffe 19.9 24.5 4th 12.0 6.3 22nd 114.4
Tewantin RSL Park 20.1 −1.6 24.7 4th 12.1 −0.5 5.3 22nd 264.4 135.6 high 195%
Toolara 19.2 −3.0 25.7 4th 11.5 −0.9 6.0 20th 157.8 88.4 high 179%
University of Queensland Gatton 19.6 −1.4 26.6 4th 8.9 +1.3 2.3 14th 65.2 42.5 high 153%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 12.9 −1.6 21.7 1st 3.0 −0.1 −3.2 1st 89.8 38.0 very high 236%
Dalby Airport 16.9 −3.4 23.6 2nd 6.1 +0.7 −1.9 16th 100.8 36.4 high 277%
Goondiwindi Airport 17.2 −2.5 29.1 11th 5.4 −0.4 −1.0 15th 53.0 38.2 high 139%
Inglewood Forest 14.7 19.5 18th 5.0 1.1 22nd 52.4
Oakey Aero 16.6 −2.4 23.4 1st 5.6 +1.6 −2.2 16th 81.4 29.9 very high 272%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 13.8 −1.7 22.6 1st 2.5 0 −5.1 16th 68.5 47.4 high 145%
Texas Post Office 16.5 −3.0 24.6 2nd 5.7 +1.5 −1.4 16th 77.2 41.3 high 187%
Toowoomba Airport 14.6 −2.5 22.1 1st 6.4 −1.1 0.7 20th 55.6 32.7 high 170%
Warwick 16.3 −2.4 24.0 1st 5.2 +0.6 −3.6 16th 59.2 34.0 high 174%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 16.8 −3.9 26.5 2nd 5.6 0 −1.8 16th 90.4 45.0 high 201%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 17.1 −3.1 25.1 2nd 5.1 +0.8 −2.7 16th 100.2 29.7 very high 337%
Mitchell Post Office 17.5 −2.2 26.5 3rd 3.8 −0.3 −5.8 16th 39.8 33.8 normal 118%
Roma Airport 16.7 −3.7 25.0 3rd 5.4 +0.2 −2.4 16th 53.0 29.3 high 181%
St George Airport 16.6 −3.4 22.8 2nd 5.4 −0.6 −0.9 15th 14.6 38.1 low 38%
Surat 17.2 −3.0 25.4 2nd 5.3 −0.3 −0.7 15th 46.8 37.0 high 126%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 16.3 −3.1 22.5 2nd 5.6 0 −0.5 15th 9.3 29.4 normal 32%
Charleville Aero 17.4 −2.4 25.5 2nd 4.4 −1.1 −2.4 16th 32.0 24.4 normal 131%
Cunnamulla Post Office 16.0 −3.3 20.1 3rd 4.2 −2.6 0.3 15th 7.6 26.0 normal 29%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 17.2 20.7 30th 4.8 0.6 21st 0.2
Quilpie Airport 17.7 −2.7 23.7 2nd 5.1 −2.3 0.6 22nd 7.5 19.5 normal 38%
Thargomindah Airport 16.5 20.9 3rd 5.3 0.5 24th 5.4

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 2 July 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