Monday, 3 December 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0

Queensland in November 2007

Summary

Most of southern Queensland received above average rainfall for November, with large areas of the Warrego, Central Highlands and Central Lowlands receiving very much above average falls.  However, long term rainfall deficiencies still persist in the southeast of the state in particular, with the southern Brisbane and Gold Coast regions only receiving 40−60 percent of the long term average rainfall for the year to date.  


Rainfall

In the last week of the month an upper level low pressure system over southern Queensland produced areas of rain with some locally heavy falls.  The wettest overall place for November was Rewan in the Central Highlands with 354.0 mm, due to several days of rain associated with this system.  Some record high rainfall totals for November also occurred in the Central Highlands area, at Nive Downs and Tambo.

Rainfall associated with the system also resulted in the highest daily rainfall totals for the month, which were 129.0 mm at Franklyn Vale, followed by 98.0 mm at Roma.  The next highest daily rainfall total for the month was 89.6 mm at Rockhampton on the 6th, which was associated with a thunderstorm.

Above average rainfall for the month resulted over much of southern Queensland with large areas of the Warrego, Central Highlands and Central Lowlands receiving very much above average totals.

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

Brisbane received 61.8 mm of rain in November (the long term average is 97.0 mm).


Temperature

Mean maximum (day-time) temperatures were 3 to 4°C below average over large areas of the Warrego, Central Highlands and Central Lowlands due to cloud cover and rainfall.  The remainder of the state recorded below average day-time temperatures, apart from the Peninsula and pockets of the Central Coast that were just above average for the month.



Apart from the Peninsula and pockets of the Central Coast recording up to 1°C above average, the remainder of the state was below average
most of the rest of southern inland Queensland.  Mean maximum temperatures over northern Queensland and along the southeast Queensland coast were within a degree of average.  

Mean minimum (overnight) temperatures were 1 to 2°C above average over much of the Darling Downs, Maranoa, eastern Warrego and over parts of the Western districts.  Mean minimum temperatures were within a degree of average over most of the rest of the state.

The hottest day was 43.4°C at Century Mine on the 30th, and the coldest night was 6.6°C at Applethorpe on the 14th.

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

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

Brisbane recorded a mean maximum temperature of 26.7°C (1.1°C below the long term average), and a mean minimum temperature of 18.3 degrees (0.2°C above the long term average) for November. 

Wind

The strongest recorded wind gust was 94 km/h at Mount Isa Aero, followed by 93 km/h at Julia Creek Airport, both on the 14th.  The wind gusts were associated with thunderstorms in these districts.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
43.4°C at Century Mine on the 30th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
38.8°C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
22.4°C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
14.5°C at Toowoomba Airport on the 6th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
6.6°C at Applethorpe on the 14th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
12.2°C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
26.4°C at Sweers Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
28.6°C at Mornington Island on the 30th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
354.0 mm at Rewan TM
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
129.0 mm at Franklyn Vale on the 24th
Highest wind gust
94 km/h at Mount Isa Aero on the 14th
93 km/h at Julia Creek Airport on the 14th


Records

Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Nive Downs 242.3 188.3 in 1995 48.0 126
Tambo Post Office 187.8 174.2 in 1933 45.6 126
Coolmunda Dam 153.6 142.8 in 1995 70.3 30
Lochinvar 148.8 135.0 in 2000 64.0 27
Roma Airport 167.0 133.7 in 1995 63.6 23



Record lowest November daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in November 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Oakey Aero 16.5 on the 6th 18.0 on the 21st in 1983 28.5 35
Town of 1770 21.5 on the 6th 22.2 on the 6th in 1987 27.3 21


Summaries

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

Summary statistics for November 2007
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
November
2007
Mean for
November
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
November
2007
Total for
November
2007
Normal
for
November
Rank of
November
2007
Fraction of
November
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.1 +0.9 35.4 18th 25.2 0 23.5 24th 119.0 75.0 normal 159%
Coen Airport 35.0 37.3 30th 22.7 19.2 5th 13.2
Horn Island 31.8 0 32.8 11th 25.4 −0.2 20.8 6th 79.0 50.0 normal 158%
Scherger RAAF 35.6 38.0 11th 23.7 21.7 4th 134.0
Weipa Aero 34.8 −0.8 37.7 11th 23.6 +0.2 21.5 4th 288.2 106.9 high 270%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Musgrave 36.0 +0.5 37.8 5th 21.6 +0.9 14.7 27th 67.2 57.3 high 117%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 37.3 40.0 9th 24.3 19.3 8th 19.6
Burketown Post Office 35.9 +0.5 39.0 9th 24.4 +0.8 19.7 8th 13.4 37.6 normal 36%
Century Mine 38.8 43.4 30th 23.5 18.2 6th 50.4
Cloncurry Airport 38.3 +0.4 42.5 30th 22.9 −0.2 16.6 6th 7.6 29.1 low 26%
Croydon Township 37.2 −0.8 40.3 30th 24.3 0 20.7 24th 38.4 44.0 normal 87%
Julia Creek Airport 38.3 42.5 30th 21.0 12.6 8th 12.2
Kowanyama Airport 36.5 +0.4 39.5 6th 24.6 +0.7 21.2 24th 77.8 56.0 high 139%
Mornington Island 33.3 0 34.8 25th 25.5 −0.1 20.5 9th 133.8 55.3 very high 242%
Mount Isa Aero 36.4 0 40.4 29th 21.3 −0.1 12.6 6th 29.8 34.1 normal 87%
Normanton Airport 37.2 40.0 8th 25.0 21.6 25th 31.8
Sweers Island 33.8 36.2 30th 26.4 22.0 9th 23.6 62.8 low 38%
Toorak Research Station 38.6 +0.5 43.0 11th 21.0 +0.6 13.9 8th 0.2 28.4 low 1%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 36.6 38.6 30th 23.5 18.1 24th 26.2
Hughenden Airport 36.1 39.0 30th 22.0 15.5 24th 28.4
Richmond Airport 37.7 +0.4 40.4 29th 21.3 −0.1 15.4 6th 12.8 48.2 normal 27%
Richmond Post Office 36.6 −1.0 39.8 29th 21.9 +1.0 16.1 6th 11.3 29.6 normal 38%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.7 +0.1 33.5 10th 22.6 +0.3 19.8 5th 77.4 92.2 normal 84%
Cape Flattery 31.1 32.9 11th 23.7 19.2 5th 49.4
Cooktown Airport 30.8 32.6 11th 23.5 17.9 5th 57.8
Green Island 30.8 −0.5 33.2 29th 24.4 +0.3 23.1 23rd
Kairi Research Station 27.9 −0.5 31.4 5th 17.3 +0.2 14.0 23rd 50.9 70.3 normal 72%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.5 +0.8 34.3 10th 24.6 +0.1 23.1 4th 77.2 89.8 normal 86%
Mareeba Airport 31.2 34.6 5th 19.9 17.1 23rd 40.0
Walkamin DPI 30.1 −0.5 34.4 5th 18.9 +0.4 14.8 23rd 55.2 70.5 normal 78%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.3 −1.4 30.9 6th 22.8 +1.9 19.9 22nd 93.1 114.9 normal 81%
Ingham Composite 31.2 −0.7 35.0 30th 21.5 +0.8 18.0 4th 82.8 118.0 normal 70%
Innisfail 29.6 −0.1 30.7 30th 22.3 +1.6 20.2 22nd 231.4 155.2 high 149%
Lucinda Point 27.9 −0.6 29.7 29th 24.3 +0.1 21.1 28th 45.4 61.2 normal 74%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.0 −0.5 32.0 30th 21.7 +1.2 19.0 2nd 242.4 144.2 high 168%
Townsville Aero 30.9 +0.1 32.0 12th 23.3 +0.5 19.7 21st 121.6 58.0 high 210%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.0 +0.1 31.1 6th 23.8 +0.3 19.8 21st 23.0 49.2 normal 47%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.2 0 32.5 24th 21.4 +0.9 18.3 21st 16.6 44.9 normal 37%
Bowen Airport 30.4 −0.1 32.0 26th 22.6 +0.3 19.8 23rd 22.9 37.2 normal 62%
Collinsville Post Office 33.1 −0.3 37.7 5th 20.2 +0.2 15.6 21st 28.0 51.5 normal 54%
Mackay Aero 29.2 −0.2 31.5 5th 21.1 +0.7 16.8 22nd 70.8 73.2 normal 97%
Mackay M.O 28.5 −0.6 32.0 5th 22.2 +0.5 19.3 22nd 62.2 89.9 normal 69%
Proserpine Airport 30.9 −0.7 35.1 5th 20.4 +0.5 16.4 3rd 41.6 77.7 normal 54%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.7 33.1 5th 17.4 13.5 2nd 120.8
St Lawrence 29.3 31.0 22nd 19.9 16.1 20th 64.4
St Lawrence Post Office 29.6 −0.9 31.4 22nd 20.2 0 17.1 14th 69.9 71.8 normal 97%
Williamson 29.4 31.5 22nd 19.7 15.5 22nd 50.6
Woolshed 27.8 −0.1 30.1 22nd 18.8 −0.3 16.3 5th 77.4 59.1 high 131%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.4 −1.1 28.4 5th 21.4 +0.2 18.5 8th 126.4 60.3 high 210%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 33.4 −0.4 36.9 5th 20.8 +0.2 16.9 21st 39.1 68.7 normal 57%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 31.7 −1.5 36.6 4th 18.1 −1.5 15.1 14th 78.6 68.9 normal 114%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Sirius St 31.2 −2.8 38.2 4th 18.5 −0.5 15.4 6th 188.4 57.2 very high 329%
Emerald Airport 31.1 −2.3 35.5 4th 19.1 −0.5 15.6 6th 81.6 50.5 high 162%
Rolleston Warrijo St 30.8 −2.1 35.4 3rd 18.3 +0.7 14.8 8th 111.3 63.7 high 175%
Springsure Dame St 29.8 −3.1 34.3 3rd 18.3 +0.5 14.3 6th 164.2 63.7 very high 258%
Tambo Post Office 29.9 −3.4 34.7 1st 17.9 +1.0 11.9 6th 187.8 45.6 highest 412%
Taroom Post Office 30.7 −1.1 36.4 23rd 17.9 +0.5 12.8 14th 26.4 75.0 low 35%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.1 −2.5 36.0 1st 20.9 +0.6 14.4 6th 158.2 38.0 very high 416%
Blackall Airport 31.3 37.0 1st 19.6 13.3 6th 150.8
Isisford Post Office 32.9 −2.8 37.8 1st 20.3 +0.5 12.1 6th 80.4 34.6 high 232%
Longreach Aero 34.9 −1.2 38.7 1st 20.4 +0.5 13.2 6th 35.8 28.0 high 128%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.5 0 42.9 30th 20.9 −1.3 13.9 8th 40.4 28.7 high 141%
The Monument Airport 35.8 40.3 30th 21.2 14.6 6th 24.6
Trepell Airport 36.3 40.6 30th 20.9 14.2 6th 26.6
Urandangi 36.7 −0.8 41.4 30th 21.4 +0.8 14.9 8th 4.3 20.7 normal 21%
Winton Airport 37.0 40.5 28th 20.7 12.1 6th 32.2
Winton Post Office 36.2 −0.9 40.8 1st 21.2 +0.4 13.4 6th 38.6 30.7 high 126%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 34.6 −2.0 41.5 21st 19.5 −1.5 13.0 6th 31.0 15.7 high 197%
Birdsville Airport 34.2 40.9 20th 20.8 13.7 6th 27.0
Boulia Airport 36.0 −1.0 40.9 30th 22.2 +1.0 15.5 6th 7.8 21.1 normal 37%
Windorah Post Office 32.9 −2.6 40.2 21st 20.2 +0.4 12.7 6th 27.5 21.1 high 130%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 31.4 −1.4 36.7 4th 18.8 +0.5 14.8 14th 55.8 77.1 normal 72%
Bundaberg Aero 27.8 −0.5 31.0 5th 18.6 −0.2 15.1 14th 161.4 90.1 high 179%
Gayndah Airport 29.1 34.6 4th 17.1 12.5 14th 42.0
Gayndah Post Office 29.5 −2.1 34.9 4th 17.2 +0.2 12.6 14th 43.6 80.0 low 55%
Gladstone Airport 27.9 −0.7 31.8 4th 19.9 −0.5 18.3 20th 75.4 56.3 high 134%
Gladstone Radar 29.0 −0.9 33.1 5th 19.9 −0.6 17.9 8th 76.6 73.6 normal 104%
Lady Elliot Island 26.6 −0.5 28.6 5th 21.5 −0.3 18.6 8th 139.0 68.2 high 204%
Monto Township 28.3 −2.6 35.6 4th 16.8 +0.7 11.4 14th 95.3 76.9 normal 124%
Rockhampton Aero 29.2 −2.0 36.0 4th 19.6 +0.1 17.8 8th 123.0 68.9 high 179%
Rundle Island 25.3 −1.1 27.8 30th 21.9 −0.5 19.3 8th
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 27.0 −0.6 29.0 24th 19.7 −0.5 17.3 8th 129.8 72.4 high 179%
Thangool Airport 30.9 −0.7 35.7 4th 16.8 +0.5 12.1 14th 43.7 77.0 low 57%
Town of 1770 26.7 −0.6 29.0 23rd 20.1 −0.8 17.6 14th 135.6 74.1 high 183%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 27.3 −2.2 35.3 4th 16.6 +0.3 12.0 13th 102.4 78.6 normal 130%
Archerfield Airport 26.5 −1.8 31.8 4th 17.1 +0.2 13.5 13th 81.6 99.4 normal 82%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.1 33.3 4th 16.2 11.8 14th 76.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.0 35.3 4th 16.3 11.8 14th 100.2 119.7 normal 84%
Brian Pastures 28.9 −1.9 35.2 4th 17.2 −0.3 12.3 15th 37.9 75.8 low 50%
Brisbane* 26.7 −1.1 31.1 4th 18.3 +.02 15.3 14th 61.8 97.0 normal 64%
Brisbane Aero 25.9 −0.8 29.1 4th 18.4 +0.6 14.0 13th 63.4 102.6 normal 62%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.5 +0.9 27.6 5th 20.0 +0.5 16.9 6th 26.4 95.1 very low 28%
Coolangatta 25.7 +0.3 28.0 24th 17.3 −0.7 13.9 14th 78.0 129.7 low 60%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.2 +0.3 29.1 4th 20.0 −0.2 17.5 7th 100.2 88.7 normal 113%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.9 +0.5 30.7 22nd 18.4 −0.3 15.7 6th 62.4 124.8 low 50%
Gympie 27.5 −2.7 34.6 4th 16.1 −0.3 10.7 15th 103.2 89.6 normal 115%
Hervey Bay Airport 28.1 30.4 28th 19.0 14.2 14th 119.8
Jimna Forestry 24.4 31.7 4th 14.0 8.2 14th 76.2
Kingaroy Airport 26.8 32.7 4th 14.2 7.6 14th 36.6
Logan City Water Treatment 26.4 −1.2 30.5 4th 16.1 −1.0 11.9 13th 71.0 101.2 low 70%
Maleny Tamarind St 23.3 31.2 4th 15.6 12.5 13th 215.2 138.6 high 155%
Maroochydore Aero 26.4 −0.3 31.1 4th 18.0 +0.3 13.3 15th 61.4 91.3 low 67%
Maryborough 27.6 −1.7 30.4 4th 18.1 +0.2 14.2 14th 93.4 86.4 normal 108%
Nambour DPI 26.4 −1.6 33.9 4th 16.7 +0.5 12.0 15th 103.6 138.5 normal 75%
Point Lookout 26.6 +0.8 28.6 25th 19.3 −0.3 16.0 8th 106.4 131.5 normal 81%
Rainbow Beach 26.1 −0.7 30.7 4th 19.4 +0.6 14.4 15th 113.1 88.6 high 128%
Redcliffe 26.0 29.7 4th 19.2 15.4 13th 39.2
Tewantin RSL Park 25.6 −0.6 33.6 4th 18.8 +0.4 15.1 15th 109.4 112.0 normal 98%
Toolara 28.4 −0.8 34.7 4th 17.8 0 15.9 14th 87.6 94.4 normal 93%
University of Queensland Gatton 28.4 −1.7 37.2 4th 15.9 0 10.3 15th 103.2 77.7 high 133%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 22.4 −1.1 27.4 3rd 12.2 +0.8 6.6 14th 67.8 80.4 normal 84%
Dalby Airport 28.2 −1.9 35.6 3rd 15.5 0 10.0 14th 141.4 79.9 high 177%
Goondiwindi Airport 28.8 −2.1 32.9 19th 17.3 +0.8 12.1 5th 70.4 63.3 normal 111%
Inglewood Forest 27.6 31.8 19th 15.0 11.1 13th 85.0
Oakey Aero 26.8 −1.7 33.2 3rd 15.0 +0.8 9.0 14th 40.6 76.8 low 53%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.8 −2.3 28.9 3rd 12.9 +1.1 6.9 14th 57.4 74.8 normal 77%
Texas Post Office 28.4 −1.9 32.2 20th 16.1 +1.5 11.8 13th 69.4 66.8 normal 104%
Toowoomba Airport 23.9 −1.6 31.1 3rd 14.6 +0.4 11.9 6th 38.6 88.1 low 44%
Warwick 25.0 −2.4 30.0 3rd 14.1 +0.7 9.1 14th 101.6 94.7 normal 107%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 28.8 −1.8 34.5 3rd 17.5 +0.6 12.9 14th 49.2 59.4 normal 83%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.7 −2.7 34.4 2nd 17.1 +1.4 12.4 14th 146.8 73.1 very high 201%
Mitchell Post Office 29.6 −2.2 35.6 21st 17.7 +1.8 12.1 6th 85.2 57.8 high 147%
Roma Airport 29.1 −2.4 35.6 2nd 18.4 +1.4 14.7 6th 167.0 63.6 highest 263%
St George Airport 29.2 −2.3 35.0 21st 18.5 +0.7 13.2 5th 97.4 69.4 high 140%
Surat 29.9 −2.1 34.6 19th 18.7 +1.8 14.0 5th 34.7 54.4 normal 64%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 30.4 −2.4 37.8 21st 18.3 +1.1 12.4 6th 101.6 40.7 very high 250%
Charleville Aero 29.6 −3.1 36.6 20th 18.4 +0.6 9.6 6th 164.6 45.8 very high 359%
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.5 −3.3 39.0 21st 17.8 −0.2 12.9 6th 126.6 30.0 very high 422%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 33.0 40.2 20th 20.2 13.3 6th 17.8
Quilpie Airport 31.1 −3.0 38.5 21st 19.2 −0.3 12.2 6th 120.2 30.2 very high 398%
Thargomindah Airport 31.7 40.1 20th 20.3 14.2 6th 34.0

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 3 December 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