Monday, 1 October 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0

Queensland in September 2007

Summary

September generally produced average overnight and day time temperatures.  Rainfall along the coastal and Gulf districts during the month resulted in some very much above average figures.


Rainfall

Parts of the Central Coast, Capricornia and Wide Bay districts received above average rainfall for September. Pockets of the Gulf country also received very much above average falls, while the remainder of the state recorded average to below average rainfall.

The Far Southwest district did not receive any rainfall during the month.

Moderate falls around the Capricornia, Wide Bay and northern Sunshine Coast areas at the beginning of the month produced some high daily and monthly rainfall figures.

The highest monthly rainfall was 264.0 mm at Noosa Heads Alert, followed by 258.0 mm at Maroochydore Depot Alert and then 256.0 mm at Yandina Creek Alert.

Some sites had their highest total September rainfall on record.

September's highest daily rainfall was 173.0 mm at The Gap TM, then 155.0 mm at Yaamba on the 6th, and then 144.8 mm at Melrose on the 5th.

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

Brisbane received 32.4 mm of rainfall in September, where the long term average is 45.7 mm.

Temperature


Overall, much of the state experienced average overnight and day time temperatures for September.

Heavy cloud cover over the state at the beginning of the month kept maximum temperatures below average.

The hottest day was 40.7°C at Birdsville Airport on the 25th,  while the coldest day was 10.4°C at Applethorpe on the 5th.

Some sites had their coldest September day (lowest maximum temperature) on record.

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

The coldest night was 0.5°C on the 21st at Stanthorpe, while the warmest night was 25.2°C at Horn Island on the 20th.

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

Brisbane's mean maximum temperature was 25.5°C and the mean minimum temperature was 13.8°C for September.


Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
40.7°C at Birdsville Airport on the 25th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
35.4°C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
19.9°C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
10.4°C at Applethorpe on the 5th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
0.5°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 21st
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
4.6°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
23.7°C at Coconut Island
23.7°C at Horn Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
25.2°C at Horn Island on the 20th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
264.0 mm at Noosa Heads Alert
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
173.0 mm at The Gap TM on the 6th


Records


Record highest total September rainfall
Total rainfall
for September 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for September
Years of
record
Normal for
September
Cooroy Composite 187.5 186.3 in 1998 115 55.0
Yaamba 170.0 146.3 in 1906 109 23.9
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 221.2 210.8 in 1926 100 56.9
Carfax 105.0 97.3 in 1964 46 18.5





Record lowest September daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in September 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for September
Years of
record
Normal for
September
Gayndah Post Office 16.0 on the 5th 16.7 on the 8th in 1935 115 26.8
Injune Post Office 13.9 on the 5th 14.9 on the 1st in 1992 41 26.1
Brigalow Research Stn 16.0 on the 5th 16.3 on the 18th in 1974 39 27.2
Mitchell Post Office 13.8 on the 5th 14.4 on the 22nd in 1993 38 25.6




Summaries

In this table, key sites have been highlighted to make them easier to find. This table is very wide and may not fit if printed.

Summary statistics for September 2007
Maximum temperatures
for September
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for September
(°C)
Rainfall
for September
(millimetres)
Mean for
September
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
September
2007
Mean for
September
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
September
2007
Total for
September
2007
Normal
for
September
Rank of
September
2007
Fraction of
September
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.7 +0.5 32.2 24th 23.7 −0.3 22.7 7th 6.0 5.7 normal 105%
Coen Airport 31.7 34.9 22nd 17.0 13.0 22nd 0.2
Horn Island 29.9 −0.1 31.7 21st 23.7 +0.2 21.9 23rd 0.4 2.8 very low 14%
Scherger RAAF 34.3 37.3 18th 19.4 15.9 14th 0.0
Weipa Aero 34.5 +0.2 37.6 18th 19.1 −0.3 15.6 13th 0.0 1.8 very low 0%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.8 −0.2 30.0 18th 19.4 −0.7 13.3 13th 2.2 16.3 low 13%
Musgrave 33.6 +0.6 36.9 18th 14.3 −1.3 11.2 14th 1.4 3.1 high 45%
Palmerville 34.3 +0.7 38.1 20th 14.9 −1.6 11.2 16th 7.4 7.8 high 95%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.2 38.4 21st 18.0 13.5 13th 0.4
Burketown Post Office 33.4 +1.5 37.5 21st 18.4 +0.7 14.2 13th 0.8 1.9 high 42%
Century Mine 35.4 39.7 17th 17.0 11.9 13th 0.0
Cloncurry Airport 33.5 0 38.5 17th 15.5 −1.3 11.2 14th 5.2 4.9 high 106%
Croydon Township 34.6 +0.3 38.0 18th 19.3 +0.1 15.2 22nd 3.0 5.4 high 56%
Julia Creek Airport 33.6 38.1 17th 13.1 7.4 12th 0.0
Kowanyama Airport 35.0 +0.4 38.0 18th 18.8 +0.1 14.7 19th 0.4 2.6 high 15%
Mornington Island 31.8 +1.6 34.8 29th 20.8 +0.3 16.9 8th 0.2 1.3 normal 15%
Mount Isa Aero 32.4 +1.3 37.3 19th 13.7 −0.6 7.9 12th 0.0 6.7 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 34.8 38.4 21st 19.8 16.9 6th 5.8
Sweers Island 30.4 34.6 29th 21.6 17.0 8th 1.7 5.2 high 33%
Toorak Research Station 34.0 +1.3 39.9 19th 13.3 −0.5 8.7 12th 3.2 4.7 normal 68%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.6 37.1 18th 16.2 12.0 13th 6.0
Georgetown Post Office 34.8 +1.8 38.5 18th 15.7 −0.4 11.8 13th 8.0 6.5 high 123%
Hughenden Airport 32.0 36.4 26th 14.5 7.2 13th 2.8
Richmond Airport 32.8 −0.5 37.5 17th 13.3 −1.8 7.6 13th 0.0 1.1 very low 0%
Richmond Post Office 32.2 0 36.8 19th 14.4 +0.5 7.5 13th 0.0 6.3 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Atherton Shire Council 28.3 +2.9 34.9 18th 11.2 −1.3 6.9 13th 9.8 17.7 normal 55%
Cairns Aero 28.6 +0.7 31.5 18th 17.5 −1.2 13.5 18th 4.0 33.7 low 12%
Cape Flattery 28.5 29.5 24th 21.8 19.2 27th 0.2
Cooktown Airport 28.2 29.7 18th 19.7 13.3 21st 0.0
Green Island 26.6 −0.8 28.9 26th 21.3 −0.2 19.8 12th
Kairi Research Station 25.7 +1.0 29.8 18th 11.5 −1.2 7.0 15th 5.6 18.5 low 30%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.1 +0.7 30.4 22nd 21.4 −0.3 20.1 27th 7.4 36.1 low 20%
Mareeba Airport 29.3 34.1 21st 14.1 10.9 19th 3.2
Walkamin DPI 27.9 +0.9 32.0 21st 13.9 −0.9 10.2 27th 5.2 8.2 normal 63%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 26.3 −1.3 28.0 24th 16.6 +0.5 13.2 18th 20.6 38.2 normal 54%
Ingham Composite 28.6 +0.3 34.0 18th 15.5 −0.4 11.9 18th 22.3 38.9 normal 57%
Innisfail 26.9 +0.2 29.2 18th 17.3 +0.5 14.6 12th 21.8 84.5 low 26%
Lucinda Point 24.9 −1.0 26.7 29th 19.8 −0.9 18.1 16th 22.6 22.9 normal 99%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.3 +0.3 32.0 18th 16.0 −0.6 13.0 15th 12.2 85.3 low 14%
Townsville Aero 27.8 +0.1 31.6 17th 16.6 −0.7 13.5 12th 2.0 10.1 normal 20%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 26.4 −0.7 28.4 18th 18.4 −0.1 12.6 7th 18.2 12.1 normal 150%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 28.0 0 32.0 18th 15.3 +0.3 12.0 11th 8.2 9.4 high 87%
Bowen Airport 26.4 −1.0 28.5 23rd 16.5 0 12.5 11th 17.4 7.2 high 242%
Collinsville Post Office 29.5 −0.1 34.4 17th 14.5 +0.9 11.4 8th 39.6 10.9 very high 363%
Hamilton Island Airport 24.4 27.2 17th 19.4 17.7 11th 67.8
Mackay Aero 26.2 +0.6 29.7 17th 14.4 0 11.7 11th 38.0 19.0 high 200%
Mackay M.O 25.2 0 28.8 28th 16.5 0 14.0 10th 49.6 16.6 very high 299%
Proserpine Airport 28.1 −0.3 33.6 17th 13.4 −0.8 9.8 11th 21.0 21.4 normal 98%
Samuel Hill Aero 25.2 28.7 17th 12.2 8.3 19th 123.0
St Lawrence 25.9 29.4 18th 14.6 11.5 22nd 53.6
St Lawrence Post Office 26.3 −0.7 30.0 18th 15.2 +0.9 12.5 9th 50.0 26.5 high 189%
Williamson 26.0 29.0 18th 14.0 9.8 19th 60.8
Woolshed 25.6 +0.1 30.9 18th 14.6 −0.4 10.2 12th 16.8 15.0 high 112%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 23.4 −1.1 27.1 17th 15.1 −0.4 11.8 9th 82.4 33.5 high 246%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.7 −0.4 34.4 18th 14.7 −0.5 11.7 2nd 7.3 10.2 normal 72%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 28.8 −0.4 35.3 17th 14.2 +0.1 10.2 10th 13.0 8.1 high 160%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Water Treatment Plant 27.2 −1.7 33.9 28th 14.1 −0.2 10.4 18th 39.0 20.5 high 190%
Brigalow Research Stn 26.3 −0.9 32.3 17th 11.0 +0.2 6.7 19th 47.6 32.8 high 145%
Clermont Sirius St 28.6 −0.2 35.3 17th 12.8 +0.7 8.5 19th 30.1 19.4 high 155%
Emerald Airport 28.1 −1.0 34.9 17th 13.3 −0.3 10.3 19th 29.8 24.1 high 124%
Rolleston Warrijo St 27.6 −0.9 34.0 27th 10.6 +0.2 6.6 19th 60.5 26.7 high 227%
Springsure Dame St 27.4 −0.3 33.6 28th 13.2 +2.2 8.6 10th 38.0 27.8 high 137%
Tambo Post Office 28.5 +1.1 34.8 26th 10.0 +1.1 4.5 18th 4.0 19.1 normal 21%
Taroom Post Office 27.0 +0.3 34.0 26th 11.6 +1.4 5.0 18th 39.4 31.0 normal 127%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 30.1 +1.5 36.0 26th 14.5 +1.2 8.8 13th 2.4 14.6 normal 16%
Blackall Airport 29.7 36.4 26th 12.4 7.5 13th 4.2
Isisford Post Office 31.3 +2.1 37.4 26th 13.4 +1.3 8.4 12th 5.8 13.8 normal 42%
Longreach Aero 31.6 +1.5 37.7 26th 12.5 +0.1 6.9 13th 12.2 9.0 high 136%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.0 +1.7 38.4 19th 15.4 +0.2 9.9 6th 0.0 6.0 lowest 0%
The Monument Airport 32.1 38.0 25th 14.7 8.8 12th 0.0
Trepell Airport 31.9 37.7 19th 14.1 9.7 12th 0.0
Urandangi 33.1 +1.8 39.5 25th 14.2 +1.1 7.2 28th 0.0 6.2 lowest 0%
Winton Airport 32.7 38.9 19th 13.6 8.3 12th 0.6
Winton Post Office 32.0 +1.0 38.0 19th 15.2 +2.0 9.2 12th 0.4 8.6 normal 5%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 31.2 +0.3 39.5 25th 13.2 −1.1 8.5 21st 0.0 6.3 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 30.4 40.7 25th 13.5 8.0 12th 0.0
Boulia Airport 32.1 +1.9 39.0 25th 15.6 +2.2 9.4 12th 0.0 6.9 lowest 0%
Windorah Post Office 30.7 +2.4 38.2 25th 14.0 +2.0 9.1 21st 0.0 10.3 lowest 0%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 28.2 −0.3 34.3 17th 13.0 +1.1 8.5 9th 48.2 24.1 high 200%
Bundaberg Aero 25.2 −0.1 29.3 17th 14.8 +1.3 10.2 18th 48.4 36.3 normal 133%
Gayndah Airport 26.7 32.8 28th 12.0 7.0 19th 41.4
Gayndah Post Office 27.5 +0.7 33.5 28th 12.3 +2.1 7.2 19th 54.3 35.0 high 155%
Gladstone Airport 25.9 0 31.5 17th 15.7 +0.2 12.5 9th 38.2 32.6 normal 117%
Gladstone Radar 26.5 +0.1 30.6 17th 16.9 +0.5 14.7 6th 40.8 26.6 high 153%
Lady Elliot Island 23.6 0 25.5 29th 19.1 +0.4 16.9 4th 164.6 38.1 very high 432%
Monto Township 26.1 0 33.1 28th 10.8 +1.4 5.7 19th 39.2 23.3 high 168%
Rockhampton Aero 27.3 +0.1 32.9 17th 14.3 +0.7 11.2 11th 42.8 23.0 high 186%
Rundle Island 21.8 −1.3 26.2 14th 18.9 −0.3 16.4 6th
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 24.4 +0.2 26.4 20th 17.1 +0.3 13.6 6th 136.6 51.7 very high 264%
Thangool Airport 28.1 +0.1 34.0 17th 10.1 +0.5 4.5 19th 11.8 23.7 normal 50%
Town of 1770 23.5 −0.5 25.5 29th 17.0 +0.1 14.0 24th 82.0 35.9 high 228%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Archerfield Airport 26.1 +1.1 32.4 28th 11.7 +0.9 7.7 18th 32.6 35.8 normal 91%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.2 32.4 29th 10.0 5.6 21st 28.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.6 32.5 17th 11.7 8.3 17th 107.6 46.5 very high 231%
Brian Pastures 32.3 17th 11.5 +0.2 7.0 19th 21.2 29.1 normal 73%
Brisbane* 25.4 +1.4 31.2 29th 13.8 +1.3 11.1 24th 32.4 45.7 normal 71%
Brisbane Aero 23.9 −0.3 32.0 17th 12.8 +0.3 9.1 18th 40.2 34.0 high 118%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 22.3 +1.0 27.8 17th 17.0 +1.2 13.7 23rd 64.4 66.1 normal 97%
Coolangatta 24.0 +1.1 31.0 17th 13.5 +0.1 8.4 18th 54.2 39.6 high 137%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 23.3 +0.8 27.8 28th 16.9 +0.4 14.0 23rd 53.0 50.7 normal 105%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.4 +1.9 31.3 17th 14.2 −0.6 9.0 18th 85.2 43.6 high 195%
Gympie 25.7 −0.3 32.3 17th 11.2 +1.0 6.5 21st 75.0 46.0 high 163%
Hervey Bay Airport 24.4 27.8 2nd 15.1 8.6 18th 100.2
Hinze Dam 24.8 −0.2 30.2 20th 12.7 −0.4 10.2 24th 33.8 43.1 normal 78%
Jimna Forestry 22.6 29.3 28th 9.0 4.5 17th 52.8
Kingaroy Airport 24.2 30.7 29th 7.8 3.3 24th 24.0
Logan City Water Treatment 24.9 0 31.1 17th 11.0 −1.3 8.0 24th 48.1 43.2 normal 111%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.6 30.2 17th 12.3 9.0 10th 239.6 64.1 very high 374%
Maroochydore Aero 24.2 +0.2 32.3 17th 13.2 +0.3 8.1 21st 249.8 64.4 very high 388%
Maryborough 25.5 −0.2 30.7 17th 13.9 +1.8 8.6 18th 117.4 43.0 very high 273%
Nambour DPI 25.3 +0.5 32.7 17th 12.2 +1.7 7.5 17th 149.2 50.1 very high 298%
Point Lookout 23.4 −0.1 27.1 17th 16.4 −0.6 11.5 10th 104.5 65.4 high 160%
Rainbow Beach 24.0 −0.1 29.2 17th 14.4 +0.6 8.7 21st 164.4 64.0 very high 257%
Redcliffe 25.3 32.6 17th 14.0 11.1 24th 67.6
Tewantin RSL Park 24.4 +0.1 32.5 17th 14.3 −0.1 10.5 18th 200.8 60.5 very high 332%
Toolara 26.0 −0.9 31.9 28th 14.5 −0.1 11.5 23rd 153.4 57.1 very high 269%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.5 +1.1 33.8 29th 9.5 +0.1 5.2 17th 12.8 34.8 low 37%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 19.9 +1.2 26.6 26th 5.4 −0.3 1.2 21st 18.0 42.1 low 43%
Dalby Airport 24.3 −1.3 31.0 28th 8.1 −0.7 2.6 18th 26.2 29.2 normal 90%
Goondiwindi Airport 25.9 +0.7 34.4 26th 9.7 +0.4 5.2 18th 2.1 24.7 low 9%
Inglewood Forest 24.7 32.0 26th 10.8 5.9 18th 9.6
Oakey Aero 24.0 +0.3 31.2 26th 7.9 +0.9 2.0 21st 25.0 31.1 normal 80%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.7 +1.3 27.6 26th 4.6 −0.4 0.5 21st 13.6 51.8 low 26%
Texas Post Office 25.3 +1.0 32.7 26th 8.4 +0.8 2.7 18th 1.6 39.2 very low 4%
Toowoomba Airport 22.1 −0.3 29.1 26th 10.7 +0.1 6.6 18th 34.4 36.5 normal 94%
Warwick 22.8 −0.9 30.2 26th 6.5 −0.5 1.7 21st 31.2 32.1 normal 97%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 25.0 −1.8 32.8 26th 9.9 −0.5 4.1 18th 20.4 21.2 normal 96%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 25.8 −0.3 34.1 26th 8.8 +0.8 2.7 19th 22.6 24.7 normal 91%
Mitchell Post Office 27.0 +1.3 35.6 26th 8.3 +0.9 2.9 18th 21.6 25.9 normal 83%
Roma Airport 25.0 −1.7 31.6 25th 8.8 −0.6 3.1 22nd 27.4 19.1 normal 143%
St George Airport 26.8 0 36.4 26th 10.4 −0.4 4.9 18th 1.2 19.5 low 6%
Surat 26.0 +0.4 35.2 26th 10.0 +0.7 4.0 21st 17.8 28.4 normal 63%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 27.2 +1.7 36.5 26th 9.8 +0.6 6.0 18th 21.8 23.9 normal 91%
Charleville Aero 27.6 +1.7 36.4 26th 10.7 +0.9 5.4 23rd 4.0 22.3 low 18%
Cunnamulla Post Office 27.6 +2.1 36.2 26th 11.0 +0.3 6.6 12th 0.6 18.0 low 3%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 29.0 37.4 25th 13.3 9.2 21st 0.0
Quilpie Airport 28.9 +2.0 35.6 26th 12.3 +0.7 8.5 21st 0.0 13.5 lowest 0%
Thargomindah Airport 28.2 35.5 19th 12.7 7.8 12th 0.0

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 8 am on Monday 1 October 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