Thursday, 1 May 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14L0

Queensland in April 2008

Summary

Averaged over the state:
- Rainfall was the 3rd lowest on record for April, based on figures since 1900,
- Mean minimum temperatures were the 2nd lowest for April, based on figures since 1950,
- Mean maximum temperatures were close to the long term average for April.


Rainfall

Rainfall averaged across the state was the 3rd lowest on record, based on figures since 1900. Prior to 2008, the last time Queensland received a lower rainfall in April was in 1951.

Most of the state received below to very much below average falls, with some places receiving their lowest rainfall on record. Some sites had their lowest total April rainfall on record.

In contrast to the area averaged rainfall across the state, the wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top Station with 309 mm.  The highest daily rainfall was recorded at Lockhart River Airport with 146 mm on the 4th.

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

Brisbane received 16.8 mm of rainfall in April, well below the long term average of 92.5 mm.

Temperature

Mean minimum temperatures averaged across the state were the 2nd lowest on record for April, based on figures since 1950.  

Nearing the end of the month, dry and cool conditions over the southern interior produced some areas of  frost, along with very low overnight temperatures about the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Central Highlands and the Maranoa and Warrego. 

As a result, Stanthorpe had the coldest night for Queensland, recording -2.2 °C on the 30th. Some sites had their lowest April temperature on record.  See a map of  daily minimum temperature anomalies for the 30th April, showing some areas up to 12 °C below the average minimum.

Some sites had their lowest April mean daily minimum temperature on record.

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

In contrast, the mean maximum temperatures remained close to average over most of the state during April. 

The hottest day was 39.0 °C at Boulia Airport on the 12th, while the coldest day was 15.1 °C at Applethorpe on the 9th, and on the 28th. 

Although across the state received close to average mean maximum temperatures, some sites had their coldest April day (lowest maximum temperature) on record.

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

Brisbane's mean minimum temperature for April was 15.6 °C (+1.0 °C above the long term average), and the mean maximum temperature was 26.1 °C (equal to the long term average).


Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
39.0 °C at Boulia Airport on the 12th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
34.8 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
20.3 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
15.1 °C at Applethorpe on the 9th
15.1 °C at Applethorpe on the 28th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
-2.2 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 30th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
7.4 °C at Mitchell Post Office
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
25.3 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
28.8 °C at Mornington Island on the 22nd
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
304 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
146.0 mm at Lockhart River Airport on the 4th
Highest wind gust
106 km/h at Rundle Island on the 23rd

Records

Record lowest total April rainfall
Total rainfall
for April 2008 (mm)
Previous lowest
for April
Years of
record
Normal for
April
St Lawrence Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 1957 139 60.1
Clermont Sirius St 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 138 38.7
Taroom Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 1993 132 34.9
Cunnamulla Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 130 27.6
Aramac Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 129 37.7
Gillespie 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 128 37.4
Tambo Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 128 37.2
Surat 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 127 31.2
Mitchell Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 125 34.7
Winton Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 125 22.0
Isisford Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 124 37.0
Boulia Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 123 14.0
Barcaldine Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 122 36.8
Bollon Mary St 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 122 31.5
Windorah Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 1997 122 19.9
Croydon Township 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 119 23.2
Richmond Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 119 22.3
Burketown Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 117 23.4
Urandangi 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 117 13.2
Camooweal Township 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 115 14.3
Mulga Downs 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 103 28.9
Peachester Woodford Rd 5.9 10.1 in 1944 91 160.5
Quilpie Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 1997 91 25.2
Dalrymple Heights 3.2 8.1 in 1951 70 204.9
Cairns Aero 12.0 15.0 in 1946 66 199.2
Charleville Aero 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 66 31.1
Bedourie Police Station 0.0 = 0.0 in 2004 63 10.1
Longreach Aero 0.0 = 0.0 in 2005 54 39.3
Toorak Research Station 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 54 17.9
Ayr DPI Research Stn 0.0 = 0.0 in 1994 53 49.2
Havelock 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 52 32.9
Carfax 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 46 31.3
Roma Peak 2.2 2.5 in 1967 45 66.3
Walkamin DPI 1.6 6.0 in 1984 44 53.5
Daintree Tea 88.0 138.6 in 1974 43 488.4
Mount Isa Aero 0.0 = 0.0 in 2007 42 16.1
Ingham Composite 33.4 33.6 in 1972 40 201.6
Mt Sophia 70.0 98.0 in 1995 39 426.9
Hazelmere 29.0 29.4 in 1997 36 194.3
Turrawulla Station 0.0 = 0.0 in 1994 34 40.1



Record lowest April daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in April 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for April
Years of
record
Normal for
April
Double Island Point Lighthouse 18.4 on the 29th 19.1 on the 22nd in 1985 47 24.8


Record lowest April temperature
Lowest temperature
in April 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for April
Years of
record
Normal for
April
Amberley AMO 1.0 on the 29th 2.1 on the 26th in 1944 67 14.1
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade -2.2 on the 30th -2.0 on the 27th in 1978 46 9.5
Surat 0.0 on the 30th 1.3 on the 28th in 1999 45 13.2
Gympie 3.6 on the 30th 4.8 on the 8th in 2006 44 14.6
University of Queensland Gatton 3.2 on the 30th 4.7 on the 28th in 1978 43 13.7
Injune Post Office -0.8 on the 30th -0.5 on the 28th in 1978 41 12.0
Low Isles Lighthouse 20.8 on the 9th 21.0 on the 15th in 1997 41 24.1
Redlands HRS 5.0 on the 29th 6.3 on the 26th in 1972 41 15.7
Mitchell Post Office -0.9 on the 30th -0.7 on the 28th in 1978 39 11.5
Monto Township 2.7 on the 30th 3.2 on the 26th in 1972 35 13.7
Oakey Aero -1.1 on the 29th -0.5 on the 29th in 1999 35 11.9


Record lowest April mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for April 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for April
Years of
record
Normal for
April
Maryborough 13.8 14.1 in 1951 99 16.6
Te Kowai Exp Stn 15.1 = 15.1 in 1946 99 18.1
Clermont Sirius St 12.0 12.2 in 1918 93 15.8
Tambo Post Office 7.9 8.1 in 1937 78 12.7
Townsville Aero 18.1 18.3 in 1951 68 20.6
Charleville Aero 9.9 10.1 in 1951 67 13.8
Cairns Aero 19.6 19.9 in 1946 66 21.6
Double Island Point Lighthouse 18.1 18.2 in 1964 66 19.8
Collinsville Post Office 14.0 = 14.0 in 1972 51 17.0
Gladstone Radar 18.1 18.3 in 1962 51 19.6
Mackay M.O 18.2 18.4 in 1962 49 20.2
Longreach Aero 13.0 13.7 in 1978 43 16.5
Mount Isa Aero 15.3 15.9 in 1978 42 18.6
Injune Post Office 7.6 8.4 in 1972 41 12.0
Walkamin DPI 15.9 16.4 in 1997 40 18.2
Baralaba Post Office 12.9 13.5 in 1972 37 16.0
Monto Township 10.5 11.3 in 1972 35 13.7
Oakey Aero 8.3 9.1 in 1999 35 11.9
Bundaberg Aero 15.7 16.2 in 1960 29 17.5



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 April 2008
Maximum temperatures
for April
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for April
(°C)
Rainfall
for April
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
April
2008
Mean for
April
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
April
2008
Total for
April
2008
Normal
for
April
Rank of
April
2008
Fraction of
April
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.6 +0.5 33.3 2nd 25.3 -0.3 23.3 17th 224.6 136.4 normal 165%
Coen Airport 31.0   33.6 28th 19.1   15.2 25th 2.6
Horn Island 30.5 +0.2 31.6 1st 25.2 0.0 23.1 7th 74.4 244.0 low 30%
Scherger RAAF 31.9   33.9 28th 20.9   18.9 25th 48.8
Weipa Aero 32.0 -0.3 34.2 29th 21.3 -1.5 19.5 26th 21.8 88.8 low 25%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.5 -0.3 30.4 7th 22.1 -0.7 18.5 6th 183.8 299.0 normal 61%
Musgrave 31.5 -0.3 33.0 28th 17.8 -2.1 15.5 23rd 4.8 73.6 low 7%
Palmerville 31.3 -0.9 33.2 29th 17.0 -2.7 15.0 27th 9.0 48.7 low 18%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.1   36.8 6th 19.0   14.3 27th 0
Burketown Post Office 33.4 +0.3 38.8 19th 19.7 -1.1 14.6 27th 0 23.4 lowest 0%
Century Mine 34.8   37.3 3rd 18.0   12.1 27th 0
Cloncurry Airport 33.5 -0.2 36.3 3rd 17.3 -2.9 12.3 30th 0 22.0 very low 0%
Croydon Township 32.8 -1.2 34.5 4th 18.6 -2.5 12.5 26th 0 23.2 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 34.3   37.9 3rd 13.9   8.8 30th 0
Kowanyama Airport 32.4 -0.5 33.6 3rd 19.4 -2.3 15.2 30th 35.6 54.2 normal 66%
Mount Isa Aero 32.5 +0.7 35.9 2nd 15.3 -3.3 8.6 30th 0 16.1 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 33.9   36.1 3rd 19.8   15.5 27th 0
Sweers Island 31.1   32.9 2nd 21.5   17.3 29th 5.5 39.3 normal 14%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 31.9   33.9 3rd 15.6   10.8 26th 0
Hughenden Airport 31.2   35.0 3rd 13.7   9.3 29th 0
Richmond Airport 32.9 -0.5 37.6 3rd 13.0 -5.6 8.7 30th 0 38.2 very low 0%
Richmond Post Office 32.2 -0.5 36.4 3rd 13.5 -3.6 9.6 30th 0 22.3 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Atherton Shire Council 24.8 -0.2 27.7 28th 14.2 -2.7 8.4 28th 7.2 118.7 very low 6%
Cairns Aero 29.5 +0.3 31.4 29th 19.6 -2.0 15.9 29th 12.0 199.2 lowest 6%
Cape Flattery 29.4   30.3 8th 23.8   21.5 18th 141.2
Cooktown Airport 28.2   29.8 1st 20.3   15.8 29th 15.6
Green Island 26.5 -1.6 27.9 5th 23.2 -0.6 20.6 20th
Kairi Research Station 24.4 -0.3 27.6 28th 14.3 -2.5 10.3 11th 15.4 102.8 very low 15%
Low Isles Lighthouse 28.5 -0.9 29.9 5th 23.4 -0.7 20.8 9th 63.0 231.7 very low 27%
Mareeba Airport 27.7   31.0 28th 16.9   12.7 28th 0.4
Walkamin DPI 26.2 -0.2 29.5 28th 15.9 -2.3 12.0 25th 1.6 53.5 lowest 3%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.9 -0.3 30.1 12th 18.5 -1.6 15.2 28th 15.2 209.6 very low 7%
Ingham Composite 29.1 +0.1 31.6 28th 18.5 -1.8 15.5 26th 33.4 201.6 lowest 17%
Innisfail 27.8 -0.5 29.6 29th 19.2 -1.2 16.6 29th 182.0 461.1 low 39%
Lucinda Point 26.5 -1.4 28.3 29th 22.0 -1.3 19.8 18th 10.2 89.0 very low 11%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.8 -0.4 29.0 29th 18.4 -2.0 15.0 29th 103.6 390.1 very low 27%
Townsville Aero 30.1 +0.5 32.5 29th 18.1 -2.4 15.5 29th 2.2 67.0 very low 3%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.2 -0.9 30.4 29th 18.5 -2.6 16.5 18th 0 73.6 very low 0%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.4 -0.2 31.8 28th 16.7 -2.3 14.9 15th 0 49.2 lowest 0%
Bowen Airport 29.3 0.0 30.6 15th 18.5 -2.5 15.4 10th 0 62.8 lowest 0%
Collinsville Post Office 30.1 -0.2 31.9 4th 14.0 -3.0 11.4 30th 1.8 42.0 low 4%
Hamilton Island Airport 25.6   27.3 28th 21.5   18.4 20th 47.6
Mackay Aero 27.6 0.0 29.6 27th 16.3 -3.2 12.3 29th 10.2 178.4 lowest 6%
Mackay M.O 26.5 -0.2 29.8 25th 18.2 -2.0 15.4 30th 10.6 146.5 very low 7%
Proserpine Airport 29.4 +0.8 32.6 28th 16.0 -3.3 12.5 28th 1.6 123.5 lowest 1%
Samuel Hill Aero 26.9   30.2 28th 14.9   8.5 30th 10.4
St Lawrence 29.1   32.2 28th 15.7   10.2 30th 0.2
St Lawrence Post Office 29.6 +0.2 32.6 28th 16.4 -2.0 11.9 30th 0 60.1 lowest 0%
Te Kowai Exp Stn     31.9 27th 15.1 -3.0 11.8 30th 4.9 143.2 very low 3%
Williamson 28.9   32.2 28th 14.9   8.3 30th 0.2
Woolshed 26.6 +0.7 29.6 28th 15.1 -3.0 9.9 19th 1.6 61.0 low 3%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.7 -1.0 28.3 26th 16.8 -3.0 13.0 30th 2.0 62.9 very low 3%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.9 -0.5 32.5 28th 16.0 -2.5 13.4 30th 0 26.0 very low 0%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 29.3 -0.3 32.0 28th 14.8 -2.9 11.1 30th 1.0 37.5 low 3%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Water Treatment Plant 29.6 -0.4 32.2 14th 13.7 -4.6 7.2 30th 3.2 27.9 low 11%
Brigalow Research Stn 29.0 0.0 32.1 3rd 11.9 -3.1 8.0 25th 0.6 43.7 very low 1%
Clermont Sirius St 29.3 -0.3 31.8 28th 12.0 -3.8 8.0 30th 0 38.7 lowest 0%
Emerald Airport 29.0 -1.1 31.7 14th 13.7 -3.5 10.0 30th 2.0 29.3 low 7%
Rolleston Warrijo St 28.6 -1.1 31.7 3rd 11.3 -3.6 5.2 30th 6.0 41.3 normal 15%
Springsure Dame St 28.1 -0.9 31.1 3rd 12.7 -2.1 9.5 26th 0.8 40.1 low 2%
Tambo Post Office 28.7 -0.4 31.6 3rd 7.9 -4.8 2.4 29th 0 37.2 lowest 0%
Taroom Post Office 28.9 +0.1 32.7 3rd 10.7 -3.5 3.0 30th 0 34.9 lowest 0%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 29.8 -0.3 33.5 3rd 14.2 -2.6 9.5 30th 0 36.8 lowest 0%
Blackall Airport 29.4   32.7 3rd 11.2   4.9 29th 2.0
Isisford Post Office 30.8 +0.1 34.7 3rd 13.0 -2.9 6.6 29th 0 37.0 lowest 0%
Longreach Aero 31.3 -0.1 34.4 3rd 13.0 -3.5 8.0 30th 0 39.3 lowest 0%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.2 +1.2 37.5 2nd 15.4 -2.7 10.1 30th 0 14.3 lowest 0%
The Monument Airport 31.8   36.0 2nd 14.2   8.9 30th 0
Urandangi 32.4 0.0 36.7 2nd 14.5 -2.3 7.6 30th 0 13.2 lowest 0%
Winton Airport 32.3   36.0 3rd 14.1   8.5 30th 0
Winton Post Office 32.0 -0.1 35.3 3rd 15.2 -2.0 10.0 30th 0 22.0 lowest 0%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 31.5 -1.2 36.7 2nd 14.1 -3.7 8.3 29th 0 10.1 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 30.2   37.2 2nd 14.3   8.5 29th 0
Boulia Airport 31.9 +0.4 39.0 12th 16.1 -1.0 11.4 29th 0 14.0 lowest 0%
Windorah Post Office 30.0 -0.2 34.0 13th 14.4 -1.6 8.4 29th 0 19.9 lowest 0%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 29.7 -0.7 32.3 14th 12.9 -3.1 6.8 30th 7.0 45.5 low 15%
Bundaberg Aero 27.5 +0.2 31.1 28th 15.7 -1.8 10.9 30th 4.4 57.8 very low 8%
Gayndah Airport 27.9   31.5 14th 11.8   3.4 30th 2.8
Gayndah Post Office 28.4 -0.2 31.9 14th 12.2 -2.1 4.4 30th 5.8 37.9 low 15%
Gladstone Airport 27.7 -0.3 31.8 28th 16.5 -2.6 12.2 30th 8.6 35.8 normal 24%
Gladstone Radar 28.4 0.0 31.1 28th 18.1 -1.5 15.4 29th 5.0 45.5 very low 11%
Lady Elliot Island 25.4 -1.1 27.1 13th 20.8 -1.0 18.0 15th 44.2 104.4 low 42%
Monto Township 27.3 -0.5 30.2 14th 10.5 -3.1 2.7 30th 3.9 43.1 very low 9%
Rockhampton Aero 29.1 +0.3 33.3 28th 16.0 -1.8 13.1 25th 2.8 44.4 very low 6%
Rundle Island 24.7 -1.0 27.1 25th 20.4 -1.4 14.9 24th
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 25.8 -1.0 27.8 1st 18.6 -1.3 15.1 29th 113.1 121.5 normal 93%
Seventeen Seventy 26.4 0.0 28.5 14th 17.7 -1.7 14.5 30th 7.4 107.1 lowest 7%
Thangool Airport 29.7 -0.2 32.1 13th 11.1 -3.0 5.8 30th 0.4 35.2 very low 1%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.4 -0.8 30.1 27th 10.8 -3.3 1.0 29th 11.6 54.3 low 21%
Archerfield Airport 25.9 -0.5 29.9 27th 13.4 -1.6 6.7 29th 5.4 78.7 very low 7%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 25.6   29.5 27th 12.4   2.0 30th 7.2
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.6 -1.0 29.0 3rd 13.6 -2.1 6.6 30th 14.4 113.3 very low 13%
Brisbane* 26.2 0.0 29.6 27th 15.6 -1.0 10.0 30th 16.8 92.5 very low 18%
Brisbane Aero 25.3 -0.7 27.6 11th 14.1 -2.3 5.6 29th 18.4 53.6 low 34%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.2 -0.9 26.2 3rd 17.9 -1.2 13.9 29th 171.6 147.7 normal 116%
Coolangatta 24.4 -0.8 27.4 3rd 15.6 -1.3 11.3 29th 164.8 163.3 normal 101%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 23.5 -1.3 28.1 28th 18.1 -1.7 15.4 30th 114.2 132.6 normal 86%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.4 -0.2 28.9 3rd 15.9 -2.5 8.9 29th 84.2 89.5 normal 94%
Gympie 26.0 -1.4 29.2 14th 11.6 -3.1 3.6 30th 35.2 83.2 low 42%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.1 -0.9 29.1 1st 15.9 -2.0 9.0 29th 55.4 67.6 low 82%
Hinze Dam 23.8 -2.0 28.2 27th 15.6 -1.2 10.2 30th 38.4 121.6 low 32%
Jimna Forestry 22.3   26.6 14th 10.7   2.3 30th 10.8
Kingaroy Airport 24.8   29.8 14th 9.1   -0.6 30th 3.4
Logan City Water Treatment 25.1 -1.3 29.0 27th 14.2 -1.6 8.3 30th 49.8 66.6 normal 75%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.6   26.2 3rd 13.0   6.5 30th 40.2 191.5 very low 21%
Maroochydore Aero 25.2 -0.4 29.5 28th 15.3 -1.6 7.9 29th 134.0 139.6 normal 96%
Maryborough 27.4 0.0 31.1 28th 13.8 -2.8 7.4 30th 13.4 87.2 very low 15%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.3   29.4 28th 15.3   8.4 30th 44.4
Point Lookout 25.7 -0.3 29.0 2nd 18.2 -1.5 12.6 29th 246.1 161.8 high 152%
Rainbow Beach 25.0 -1.0 28.1 28th 16.0 -1.5 8.0 29th 162.4 132.8 high 122%
Redcliffe 24.9   27.8 27th 15.7   10.3 30th 21.0
Tewantin RSL Park 24.8 -1.0 29.8 28th 16.1 -1.9 9.3 29th 128.6 148.1 normal 87%
Toolara 26.4 -0.9 29.7 14th 15.2 -2.3 10.8 30th 30.2 77.9 low 39%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.6 -0.5 30.8 14th 10.7 -3.0 3.2 30th 6.2 48.7 low 13%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 20.3 -0.9 25.2 3rd 7.6 -2.0 -2.1 30th 33.2 45.0 normal 74%
Dalby Airport 26.3 -1.1 30.3 3rd 8.7 -4.0 0.6 29th 13.6 18.9 normal 72%
Goondiwindi Airport 26.7 -1.2 30.9 13th 10.5 -2.5 1.4 30th 9.8 19.8 normal 49%
Inglewood Forest 25.9   29.7 13th 10.7   2.8 29th 1.0
Oakey Aero 25.1 -0.8 29.3 14th 8.3 -3.6 -1.1 29th 4.8 32.9 low 15%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.7 -1.4 26.1 12th 7.7 -1.8 -2.2 30th 36.9 42.5 normal 87%
Texas Post Office 26.6 -1.0 30.1 3rd 9.9 -1.7 0.5 29th 1.2 32.4 low 4%
Toowoomba Airport 22.0 -1.5 26.5 3rd 10.7 -2.8 5.2 30th 20.0 26.6 normal 75%
Warwick 23.2 -2.1 28.4 13th 9.9 -1.3 -1.8 29th 20.2 25.1 normal 80%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 27.5 -0.5 31.5 3rd 9.6 -4.1 0.1 30th 12.0 29.4 normal 41%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 27.3 -0.3 31.7 3rd 7.6 -4.4 -0.8 30th 2.8 40.9 low 7%
Mitchell Post Office 28.1 +0.7 31.1 13th 7.4 -4.1 -0.9 30th 0 34.7 lowest 0%
Roma Airport 27.3 -0.8 31.2 13th 8.5 -4.2 -0.6 30th 0.2 36.8 low 1%
St George Airport 26.6 -1.6 31.2 13th 10.1 -4.0 0.6 30th 0 21.2 very low 0%
Surat 27.2 -1.1 31.2 13th 10.1 -3.0 0.0 30th 0 31.2 lowest 0%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 27.5 -0.3 32.0 2nd 11.0 -2.2 1.3 30th 0 31.5 lowest 0%
Charleville Aero 27.2 -0.9 31.5 13th 9.9 -4.0 1.9 29th 0 31.1 lowest 0%
Cunnamulla Post Office 26.8 -1.1 31.2 13th 12.1 -2.0 5.0 29th 0 27.6 lowest 0%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 28.4   35.8 2nd 14.5   8.2 29th 0
Quilpie Airport 28.6 -0.6 32.4 2nd 12.8 -2.9 6.7 29th 0 25.2 lowest 0%
Thargomindah Airport 27.8   34.0 2nd 14.3   6.5 30th 0

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 8 am on Thursday 1 May 2008. 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

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