Tuesday, 1 July 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14L0

Queensland in June 2008

A fairly uneventful month in Queensland, except in the southwest of the state where some unseasonal rainfall received across this area resulted in above to very much above average falls. Tropical parts were a little drier than average, while an offshore low at the start of June brought the bulk of rainfall for the month in only a few days. 

Temperatures (both day time and overnight) were mostly above average over much of the state, especially at night where the central interior experienced warm anomalies of up to 3 degrees.


Rainfall

An east coast low delivered good rainfall to the southeast for the first few days of the month, however totals at the end of June only just exceeded the historical average.  Rainfall in the tropics is generally insignificant at this time of year, and many places achieved equal record status with no rain at all. Some sites had their lowest total June rainfall on record.

At the other extreme, rainfall was above to very much above average over the arid southwest, but totals were only in the tens of millimetres.

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

From available rainfall figures, the wettest place for the month was Upper Springbrook Alert with 324 mm, and the highest daily rainfall was also recorded at Upper Springbrook Alert, with 182 mm on the 3rd.

Brisbane received 121.8 mm of rainfall in June, where the long term average is 67.8 mm.

Temperature

A warm month overall, as June temperatures (both day and night) were uniformly high across Queensland. The only exceptions were Cape York Peninsula and the southwest, where daytime temperatures were close to normal. Average derivations were generally less than 2 degrees, except for a vast region stretching northward to Bowen and westward to the border, where nights averaged up to 3 degrees warmer than the historical norm.  Extensive cloud cover contributed to these anomalies.

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.

Some sites had their highest June mean daily maximum temperature on record.

Brisbane's mean maximum temperature was 22.9°C (+2.0°C above the long term average), while the mean minimum temperature was 12.4 °C (+1.5°C above the long term average).

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
34.0°C at Kowanyama Airport on the 5th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
31.4°C at Scherger RAAF
31.4°C at Weipa Aero
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
16.6°C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
13.1°C at Applethorpe on the 21st
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−4.6°C at Stanthorpe on the 28th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
3.6°C at Stanthorpe
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
24.3°C at Coconut Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
25.9°C at Horn Island on the 6th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
324.0 mm at Upper Springbrook Alert
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
182.0 mm at Upper Springbrook Alert on the 3rd
Highest wind gust
98 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 2nd

Records


Record lowest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2008 (mm)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Normal for
June
Victoria Sugar Mill 1.0 1.5 in 1899 108 53.2
Paluma Ivy Cottage 3.0 9.0 in 1981 38 61.2
Hamilton Island Airport 16.8 34.4 in 1999 20 101.7



Record highest June mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for June
Years of
record
Normal for
June
Redlands HRS 23.1 23.0 in 1991 47 21.0
Coolangatta 22.3 22.2 in 2004 20 20.9



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 June 2008
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
June
2008
Mean for
June
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
June
2008
Total for
June
2008
Normal
for
June
Rank of
June
2008
Fraction of
June
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.2 +0.7 31.4 19th 24.3 −0.3 23.1 26th 16.6 27.0 normal 61%
Coen Airport 29.4   31.4 3rd 19.1   13.3 1st 0
Horn Island 29.4 +0.1 30.0 6th 24.1 +0.3 22.7 1st 4.0 16.8 very low 24%
Scherger RAAF 31.4   33.2 19th 19.4   16.5 1st 2.4
Weipa Aero 31.4 +0.3 33.0 6th 19.9 0.0 16.3 1st 2.4 4.5 high 53%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.2 +0.8 29.8 9th 21.6 +1.5 15.8 1st 27.4 61.3 low 45%
Musgrave 30.8 +1.2 33.0 5th 14.4 −0.6 9.5 23rd 0 9.8 lowest 0%
Palmerville 30.3 +0.4 32.8 3rd 14.3 −0.8 7.9 23rd 0 12.0 lowest 0%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.7   33.5 5th 16.8   10.0 23rd 0
Burketown Post Office 29.0 +1.0 33.0 11th 16.9 +2.7 10.4 25th 0.6 6.3 normal 10%
Century Mine 29.3   32.6 11th 15.4   10.3 25th 0
Cloncurry Airport 27.3 +1.0 31.3 11th 14.5 +3.1 9.8 25th 0 6.3 very low 0%
Croydon Township 30.0 +0.7 33.2 5th 16.1 +1.4 7.4 24th 1.4 8.7 normal 16%
Julia Creek Airport 28.1   32.1 11th 12.4   6.9 25th 0
Kowanyama Airport 31.0 +0.4 34.0 5th 16.3 +0.1 10.9 1st 0 4.4 lowest 0%
Mornington Island 27.5 +1.8 30.5 30th 18.1 +1.0 13.1 1st 0 6.9 lowest 0%
Mount Isa Aero 26.3 +1.5 30.6 11th 12.0 +1.9 4.8 17th 0 6.3 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 30.4   33.9 5th 17.7   12.3 23rd 0
Sweers Island 26.9   29.0 5th 19.4   14.5 1st 0 8.6 very low 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 29.0   33.0 5th 14.4   8.2 26th 0
Hughenden Airport 26.7   31.6 5th 12.7   6.5 21st 1.2
Richmond Airport 27.5 +1.2 31.4 5th 12.1 +1.5 4.6 25th 0.2 21.6 low 1%
Richmond Post Office 27.2 +1.1 31.0 5th 12.0 +2.2 5.1 15th 0.6 15.6 normal 4%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Atherton 21.8 +0.3 26.2 3rd 13.9 +1.2 6.8 2nd 32.0 40.1 normal 80%
Cairns Aero 26.8 +0.8 29.1 6th 19.4 +1.6 14.5 23rd 18.8 46.7 low 40%
Cape Flattery 27.2   28.8 5th 21.9   16.8 1st 25.6
Cooktown Airport 26.6   28.9 5th 20.8   13.7 1st 18.2
Green Island 23.8 −0.2 25.1 11th 21.6 +0.3 18.6 1st
Kairi Research Station 21.7 +0.3 25.8 3rd 13.8 +1.7 8.8 23rd 20.0 38.5 low 52%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.7 −0.2 28.1 3rd 21.3 +0.2 19.4 1st 37.8 63.7 normal 59%
Mareeba Airport 25.1   28.4 3rd 15.4   11.6 15th 3.0
Walkamin DPI 23.4 0.0 27.4 3rd 15.0 +1.1 10.8 23rd 7.0 18.8 low 37%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.0 −0.3 28.4 6th 17.4 +2.5 10.1 23rd 13.4 47.3 low 28%
Ingham Composite 25.5 +0.3 28.5 5th 15.7 +1.0 9.5 23rd 16.2 46.3 low 35%
Innisfail 25.1 +0.6 28.4 5th 18.3 +2.2 13.5 23rd 61.4 189.3 low 32%
Lucinda Point 23.5 −0.5 26.3 6th 19.7 +0.9 15.4 23rd 3.4 33.3 very low 10%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.0 +0.6 28.0 5th 18.0 +2.2 12.0 23rd 59.2 153.7 low 39%
Townsville Aero 26.8 +1.2 28.7 13th 15.4 +0.8 7.6 23rd 0.8 20.8 low 4%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 25.2 +0.4 27.4 4th 16.0 +0.5 9.6 23rd 9.2 23.1 low 40%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.5 +1.1 29.0 5th 14.2 +1.3 6.8 23rd 2.2 25.6 low 9%
Bowen Airport 26.2 +1.4 29.5 5th 16.0 +0.9 7.2 23rd 0.9 24.9 very low 4%
Collinsville Post Office 26.4 +1.3 30.2 6th 12.4 +2.0 5.5 15th 3.4 27.6 low 12%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.5   24.9 5th 19.1   15.8 22nd 23.2
Mackay Aero 24.3 +1.4 26.3 6th 14.0 +1.3 6.1 23rd 29.2 68.2 low 43%
Mackay M.O 22.7 +0.8 24.7 5th 16.0 +2.0 10.5 22nd 36.4 64.6 normal 56%
Proserpine Airport 26.1 +1.6 31.4 5th 13.8 +0.9 3.4 23rd 15.4 41.7 low 37%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.6   28.1 4th 11.9   4.2 15th 97.2
St Lawrence 25.2   28.7 4th 13.3   6.8 24th 28.0
St Lawrence Post Office 25.5 +1.2 29.0 4th 14.3 +2.1 8.1 16th 28.7 50.0 normal 57%
Williamson 25.3   28.6 5th 12.2   4.6 16th 22.2
Woolshed 23.0 +1.7 25.8 2nd 11.8 +0.1 3.2 23rd 7.4 29.8 low 25%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 22.0 +0.2 24.5 4th 14.4 +0.9 6.5 15th 21.2 64.4 very low 33%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 26.0 +1.1 30.0 5th 13.7 +0.8 9.0 23rd 3.4 23.5 low 14%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 25.4 +1.7 30.1 5th 12.2 +1.0 6.2 22nd 7.4 23.0 normal 32%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Water Treatment Plant 25.1 +1.6 29.0 6th 13.0 +2.4 4.6 16th 6.0 42.5 very low 14%
Brigalow Research Stn 23.9 +1.9 27.4 4th 9.4 +1.5 2.0 25th 4.9 29.5 low 17%
Clermont Sirius St 25.0 +1.9 29.5 7th 9.3 +1.2 2.7 28th 15.2 34.5 normal 44%
Emerald Airport 23.9 +0.6 27.5 6th 11.4 +1.1 5.3 15th 52.6 34.6 high 152%
Rolleston Warrijo St 23.4 +0.5 26.6 13th 9.0 +2.0 1.5 25th 46.1 36.3 high 127%
Springsure Dame St 22.9 +0.7 26.3 13th 10.6 +3.6 4.3 22nd 37.8 38.0 normal 99%
Tambo Post Office 22.9 +1.3 26.8 5th 6.7 +1.9 −0.6 25th 54.8 28.7 high 191%
Taroom Post Office 23.2 +1.8 26.9 6th 8.5 +2.2 0.9 25th 45.1 36.5 normal 124%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 23.9 +1.0 28.8 6th 11.7 +2.7 6.0 25th 21.4 24.4 normal 88%
Blackall Airport 22.9   26.5 13th 9.3   1.5 25th 49.0
Isisford Post Office 23.8 +0.9 27.9 30th 9.8 +2.0 3.4 26th 41.6 20.9 high 199%
Longreach Aero 24.5 +0.7 28.2 11th 10.5 +2.4 3.0 22nd 32.0 16.6 high 193%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 27.9 +1.9 32.3 12th 11.3 +1.5 5.2 25th 0.2 10.0 normal 2%
The Monument Airport 25.1   29.9 11th 10.1   3.1 25th 0.2
Trepell Airport 25.9   30.2 11th 11.0   5.3 24th 0.2
Urandangi 25.3 +1.1 31.5 11th 10.6 +2.2 4.0 16th 1.0 9.5 normal 11%
Winton Airport 25.7   29.3 30th 11.5   5.1 17th 10.8
Winton Post Office 25.5 +0.9 29.0 11th 12.6 +3.3 7.0 17th 4.2 18.3 normal 23%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 21.3   26.6 12th 9.3   5.0 27th 80.6
Boulia Airport 24.8 +1.5 29.6 11th 11.1 +2.2 6.2 24th 6.4 10.5 normal 61%
Windorah Post Office 22.7 +1.1 28.0 18th 9.9 +2.3 4.3 26th 34.7 16.6 high 209%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 25.0 +1.5 29.4 4th 10.1 +1.3 3.0 15th 13.4 35.6 normal 38%
Bundaberg Aero 23.6 +1.0 27.5 5th 13.3 +1.8 7.6 15th 43.8 50.4 normal 87%
Gayndah Airport 23.5   27.1 5th 9.5   1.7 27th 16.0
Gayndah Post Office 24.2 +1.8 27.9 5th 9.7 +2.3 2.7 27th 20.0 39.9 normal 50%
Gladstone Airport 24.0 +0.7 26.7 13th 14.1 +0.8 8.6 15th 8.0 47.6 low 17%
Gladstone Radar 24.5 +1.4 27.4 6th 15.5 +1.2 10.0 15th 7.4 39.4 low 19%
Lady Elliot Island 22.7 +0.9 26.0 3rd 18.2 +0.7 13.5 27th 60.0 93.3 low 64%
Monto Township 23.1 +2.0 27.3 6th 8.5 +1.8 0.5 25th 22.5 38.4 normal 59%
Rockhampton Aero 24.6 +1.1 28.6 4th 13.1 +2.2 6.4 15th 17.6 39.0 normal 45%
Rundle Island 21.5 +0.3 24.6 6th 17.6 +0.7 13.3 22nd
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 22.8 +1.1 25.7 4th 16.4 +1.2 12.2 22nd 57.0 110.6 low 52%
Seventeen Seventy 23.1 +1.2 25.2 2nd 15.7 +1.2 11.0 15th 53.8 68.9 normal 78%
Thangool Airport 25.4 +2.0 28.1 13th 8.2 +1.3 −0.1 15th 2.3 33.3 low 7%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.9 +1.4 26.8 6th 7.6 +0.6 0.6 27th 89.8 46.4 high 194%
Archerfield Airport 22.8 +1.5 26.0 6th 10.5 +1.4 4.4 27th 106.4 66.9 high 159%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.7   26.0 6th 8.2   0.8 27th 47.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 22.6 +1.0 26.8 6th 11.4 +0.8 6.3 15th 128.0 73.7 high 174%
Brisbane* 22.9 +2.0 26.5 6th 12.4 +1.5 8.0 15th 121.8 67.8 high 180%
Brisbane Aero 22.4 +1.1 26.1 5th 11.6 +1.2 6.6 24th 128.8 71.7 high 180%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.1 +1.5 23.4 11th 15.9 +1.8 11.7 22nd 67.2 137.5 low 49%
Coolangatta 22.3 +1.4 25.7 5th 12.2 +0.9 7.1 22nd 125.8 130.5 normal 96%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.3 +1.2 24.9 6th 16.5 +1.6 12.1 14th 48.6 119.7 low 41%
Gold Coast Seaway 23.0 +1.8 26.8 4th 13.3 +0.1 8.5 22nd 95.8 122.1 normal 78%
Gympie 22.8 +0.8 26.8 6th 9.6 +1.7 1.3 27th 121.8 61.2 high 199%
Hervey Bay Airport 22.6 +0.8 25.0 13th 13.0 +1.2 7.1 15th 70.2 88.4 normal 79%
Hinze Dam 21.9 +0.8 25.0 8th 13.0 +1.3 8.5 23rd 190.6 74.7 high 255%
Jimna Forestry 18.9   23.1 6th 7.3   0.8 15th 70.2
Kingaroy Airport 20.9   24.3 5th 6.9   −0.7 24th 22.8
Logan City Water Treatment 22.7 +1.1 26.8 5th 11.1 +1.4 5.9 15th 136.8 69.4 high 197%
Maleny Tamarind St 19.8   24.4 6th 10.9   5.4 22nd 223.2 106.6 very high 209%
Maroochydore Aero 22.0 +0.8 25.7 13th 12.1 +0.8 5.2 24th 228.0 119.1 high 191%
Maryborough 23.5 +1.2 27.0 5th 11.8 +1.5 4.4 27th 38.4 67.6 normal 57%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 22.6   26.4 6th 12.2   6.2 24th 258.4
Point Lookout 23.5 +2.2 26.0 6th 15.4 +0.9 11.4 22nd 77.6 159.5 low 49%
Rainbow Beach 22.3 +0.7 25.2 13th 12.3 +0.7 6.1 27th 70.0 114.9 normal 61%
Redcliffe 21.9   25.1 13th 12.9   8.3 24th 148.6
Redlands HRS 23.1 +2.1 25.8 9th     5.9 16th 118.0 90.3 high 131%
Tewantin RSL Park 22.2 +0.7 26.9 6th 13.4 +0.8 6.8 24th 167.2 138.0 normal 121%
Toolara 22.5 +0.6 25.8 6th 13.5 +1.1 7.9 15th 70.4 86.8 normal 81%
University of Queensland Gatton 23.2 +2.1 26.9 6th 8.7 +1.2 1.4 26th 64.0 42.7 high 150%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 16.6 +2.1 19.5 16th 3.9 +0.8 −3.5 28th 39.8 38.0 normal 105%
Dalby Airport 21.4 +1.3 24.6 6th 5.8 +0.4 −1.7 24th 17.8 35.5 normal 50%
Goondiwindi Airport 21.2 +1.4 24.6 12th 7.6 +1.9 −0.8 28th 28.0 37.5 normal 75%
Inglewood Forest 20.8   24.1 11th 8.0   1.5 24th 33.2
Oakey Aero 21.1 +2.1 24.3 6th 5.4 +1.3 −3.3 24th 11.8 29.4 normal 40%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 17.5 +2.1 20.2 12th 3.6 +1.1 −4.6 28th 24.2 47.2 normal 51%
Texas Post Office 21.0 +1.6 23.8 10th 7.5 +3.2 0.5 24th 52.4 41.4 high 127%
Toowoomba Airport 18.4 +1.5 22.1 3rd 8.5 +1.0 2.2 24th 46.0 33.7 normal 136%
Warwick 19.9 +1.3 23.0 3rd 5.2 +0.5 −2.7 28th 32.8 33.6 normal 98%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 23.1 +2.8 29.2 5th 7.7 +2.1 −0.7 28th 36.2 44.2 normal 82%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 21.9 +1.6 26.1 12th 6.5 +2.1 −1.4 25th 49.2 29.9 high 165%
Mitchell Post Office 21.8 +2.2 26.9 12th 6.0 +1.8 −2.7 28th 29.8 33.7 normal 88%
Roma Airport 21.8 +1.6 26.0 6th 6.1 +0.8 −1.8 28th 28.4 29.5 normal 96%
St George Airport 21.1 +1.4 25.9 12th 8.1 +2.1 −0.4 28th 39.6 38.2 normal 104%
Surat 21.5 +1.4 25.3 12th 7.6 +2.1 −1.4 28th 29.2 37.0 normal 79%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 21.9 +2.4 26.5 12th 8.1 +2.5 0.0 28th 63.4 29.7 high 213%
Charleville Aero 21.0 +1.2 26.1 12th 7.4 +1.9 −0.9 28th 38.6 24.5 high 158%
Cunnamulla Post Office 20.8 +1.5 26.2 12th 8.7 +1.9 3.1 24th 43.8 26.1 high 168%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 20.9   25.9 30th 9.6   5.7 25th 65.8
Quilpie Airport 21.5 +1.2 26.8 11th 9.2 +1.8 3.5 25th 62.4 20.0 very high 312%
Thargomindah Airport 20.7   27.6 11th 9.3   3.8 28th 51.0

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 1 July 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

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