Friday, 1 August 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14L0

Queensland in July 2008

Summary

Rainfall across the state was generally above to very much above the long term average. Some areas, particularly the north eastern parts of the state received record high rainfall well before the end of the month. In contrast, some places in the far south west did not receive any rainfall and as a result the area was below to very much below average for July.  

Both mean maximum (day-time) and mean minimum (overnight) temperatures were generally within 1 - 2°C of the long term average.


Rainfall

The large area covering north east Queensland, roughly from about Burketown to the western Darling Downs received at least above average rainfall for the month. Further east of this area received very much above average rainfall.  Parts of the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, along with many places in the Herbert and Burdekin broke long term monthly rainfall records.  Here is a list of some sites that had their highest total July rainfall on record.
The wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top Station in the north tropical coast with 453 mm.

Only the far southwest of the state was well below average, with some places not recording any rainfall, though much of this area receives little rainfall at this time of year.
See a map of rainfall deciles. See a map of total rainfall

Some sites had their highest July daily rainfall on record due to the presence of a rain band extending over the north eastern districts near the end of the month.

From available figures, the highest daily rainfall was 134 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station, followed by 113 mm at Bulgun Creek Alert, then 107 mm at Mourilyan Mill Alert, all recorded on the16th.

Brisbane recorded 91.4 mm of rain in July, where the long term average is 56.5 mm.

Temperature

Maximum Temperatures:
Mean maximum temperatures were generally within 1 - 2°C of the long term average across the state. Combined with some decent rainfall across the northern districts, the resulting mean maximum temperatures over the area were slightly below the long term average as was the coastal area spanning from about St Lawrence to west of Texas on the southern border.  Some sites had their coldest July day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. The remainder of the state was slightly above average. 

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

Minimum Temperatures:
Despite some rather cool nights, the mean monthly minimum temperatures across the state were within 1 - 2°C of the long term average.  Some northern districts, as well as parts of the Warrego and Maranoa, and the far south west, were slightly below the long term average. The area from about Rockhampton down to the southern border, and the adjacent inland was up to 2°C above average, while the remainder of the state was slightly above average. 

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

Brisbane recorded a mean maximum temperature of 20.6°C (+0.2°C above the long term average) and a mean minimum temperature of 10.4°C (+0.9°C above the long term average).


Other phenomena

Snow was reported around Stanthorpe, Cabarlah, Cambooya and some areas of Toowoomba on the 28th July.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
35.6°C at Century Mine on the 20th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
30.9°C at Scherger RAAF
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
13.7°C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
5.6°C at Applethorpe on the 28th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−4.6°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 31st
−4.1°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 30th
−4.0°C at Tambo Post Office on the 10th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
1.9°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
23.7°C at Coconut Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
25.3°C at Coconut Island on the 21st
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
364.0 mm at Bulgun Creek Alert
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
113.0 mm at Bulgun Creek Alert on the 16th
Highest wind gust
102 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 24th

Records


Record highest July daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in July 2008 (mm)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Balfes Creek Post Office 64.6 on the 24th 55.9 on the 8th in 1922 112
Gilberton 32.2 on the 23rd 29.6 on the 22nd in 1981 89
Prestwood Station 86.4 on the 23rd 54.1 on the 3rd in 1936 86
Bingil Bay 85.5 on the 16th 84.6 on the 3rd in 1933 84
Gregory Springs Station 60.0 on the 23rd 36.0 on the 14th in 2006 81
Einasleigh Township 53.9 on the 23rd 38.1 on the 2nd in 1938 78
Cardowan 69.4 on the 24th 60.0 on the 27th in 1984 50
Toomba Stud 62.2 on the 24th 58.4 on the 22nd in 1981 49
Forsayth Caravan Park 83.4 on the 23rd 28.0 on the 10th in 1978 48
Dalbeg 54.0 on the 24th 42.0 on the 6th in 1985 46
Wrotham Park 17.0 on the 16th 15.7 on the 20th in 1968 45
Greenvale Township 40.8 on the 24th 32.0 on the 7th in 1985 41
Ingham Composite 46.1 on the 24th 42.0 on the 11th in 1990 41
Lucky Springs Station 40.0 on the 24th 33.1 on the 7th in 1985 41
Rollingstone 43.0 on the 24th 34.0 on the 21st in 2005 37
Turrawulla Station 59.6 on the 24th 56.4 on the 10th in 1978 35


Record highest total July rainfall
Total rainfall
for July 2008 (mm)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Normal for
July
Pentland Post Office 128.2 103.3 in 1950 123 16.7
Wando Vale Station 117.8 76.7 in 1922 115 12.0
Balfes Creek Post Office 173.2 101.7 in 1950 114 16.0
Charters Towers Airport# 145.4 101.4 in 1922 111 16.8
Hillgrove Station 126.0 68.0 in 1985 109 11.2
Mount McConnell 159.4 85.1 in 1922 106 17.6
Greenvale Township 97.1 62.5 in 1985 93 8.8
Mt Douglas 151.4 131.0 in 1950 92 20.9
Gilberton 59.2 50.4 in 2006 89 7.4
Prestwood Station 119.8 59.2 in 1936 86 7.6
Gregory Springs Station 99.8 84.3 in 1984 82 14.3
Einasleigh Township 107.9 86.4 in 1993 78 7.8
Ravenshoe Kuradilla Street 83.9 79.0 in 1993 77 25.4
Clare 81.0 62.6 in 1984 70 14.2
Upper Stone Exelby 120.8 99.1 in 1957 69 21.4
Ayr DPI Research Stn 105.4 53.7 in 1956 56 15.0
Elphinstone Pocket No1 143.8 110.0 in 1993 53 30.2
Cardowan 137.8 95.0 in 1957 50 20.0
Forsayth Caravan Park 106.6 34.0 in 1978 49 6.3
Toomba Stud 128.6 78.4 in 1981 49 14.4
Dalbeg 104.0 66.0 in 1985 48 17.3
Broadleigh Downs 190.6 125.6 in 1981 46 19.0
Wrotham Park 41.6 23.9 in 1950 45 3.0
Ingham Composite 129.3 95.0 in 1989 41 35.4
Lucky Springs Station 78.2 65.5 in 1985 41 9.9
Strathtay Station 97.2 85.2 in 1984 38 15.9
Rollingstone 90.6 35.8 in 1973 36 11.9
Mutarnee Store 109.9 63.8 in 1984 35 21.3
Turrawulla Station 109.8 103.1 in 1984 35 22.1



Record lowest July daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in July 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for July
Years of
record
Normal for
July
Isisford Post Office 12.7 on the 23rd 12.8 on the 12th in 1960 49 22.6
Toorak Research Station 14.0 on the 23rd 15.5 on the 12th in 1978 32 26.1



Record highest July daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in July 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Normal for
July
Mornington Island 24.2 on the 14th 23.7 on the 3rd in 1973 34 16.1


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 July 2008
Maximum temperatures
for July
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for July
(°C)
Rainfall
for July
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
July
2008
Mean for
July
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
July
2008
Total for
July
2008
Normal
for
July
Rank of
July
2008
Fraction of
July
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 29.8 +0.9 31.2 28th 23.7 +0.1 19.2 29th 15.2 16.0 normal 95%
Coen Airport 28.6   31.7 15th 17.8   11.5 30th 1.4
Horn Island 28.8 +0.2 30.3 23rd 23.1 +0.3 16.0 29th 3.4 8.9 low 38%
Scherger RAAF 30.9   33.4 16th 19.1   12.7 29th 1.0
Weipa Aero 30.8 −0.1 33.5 15th 19.3 +0.7 12.8 29th 2.4 1.2 high 200%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 27.2 +0.2 29.0 23rd 20.5 +1.2 10.1 29th 20.2 42.0 low 48%
Musgrave 30.0 +0.4 33.5 15th 14.4 +0.8 8.0 29th 21.3 4.1 very high 520%
Palmerville 29.3 −0.5 33.2 15th 14.5 +0.5 6.3 29th 13.0 5.3 high 245%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 28.6   33.6 18th 14.1   8.3 30th 0.6
Burketown Post Office 27.9 +0.2 33.2 18th 14.4 +1.2 9.2 30th 0 2.4 lowest 0%
Century Mine 28.2   35.6 20th 12.1   5.8 12th 0
Cloncurry Airport 26.1 −0.1 34.3 20th 9.9 −0.4 3.7 10th 2.2 1.0 high 220%
Croydon Township 28.1 −1.0 32.5 19th 13.5 −0.5 4.8 11th 20.6 4.0 very high 515%
Julia Creek Airport 26.5   33.4 20th 7.5   0.2 10th 11.8
Kowanyama Airport 29.9 −0.8 33.8 15th 15.4 +0.1 9.2 30th 16.4 2.1 very high 781%
Mornington Island 26.2 +0.6 30.5 20th 16.3 +0.2 10.8 31st 4.6 2.5 very high 184%
Mount Isa Aero 25.2 +0.6 31.2 31st 7.7 −1.0 0.8 11th 2.0 6.1 normal 33%
Normanton Airport 28.9   33.8 18th 15.2   9.6 30th 4.4
Sweers Island 25.2   28.8 16th 17.0   12.2 12th 4.0 4.3 high 93%
Toorak Research Station 25.6 −0.5 31.5 31st 6.6 −1.7 1.5 10th 13.0 8.1 high 160%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 27.2   31.5 19th 12.3   2.5 11th 63.2
Hughenden Airport 24.8   32.5 20th 8.8   −0.1 11th 32.6
Richmond Airport 25.5 −1.0 32.7 20th 7.8 −0.9 2.2 30th 21.4 7.0 high 306%
Richmond Post Office 25.3 −0.6 32.4 20th 8.0 −0.6 1.9 10th 21.2 9.5 high 223%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Atherton 21.5 +0.2 25.0 27th 10.2 +0.1 1.7 30th 54.6 42.2 high 129%
Cairns Aero 25.6 −0.1 28.8 13th 17.1 +0.1 8.7 30th 51.8 29.7 high 174%
Cape Flattery 25.5   27.4 7th 20.7   13.8 28th 39.6
Cooktown Airport 25.9   29.5 28th 17.9   8.3 30th 14.8
Green Island 22.5 −1.0 24.2 19th 20.3 +0.2 15.0 30th
Kairi Research Station 21.3 +0.3 25.0 28th 11.3 +0.2 1.8 30th 49.2 27.5 high 179%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.4 −0.1 28.2 14th 20.3 −0.1 16.6 30th 26.8 35.8 normal 75%
Mareeba Airport 24.8   27.4 27th 13.7   6.7 30th 16.0
Walkamin DPI 23.3 +0.2 26.6 27th 13.0 +0.1 6.5 30th 25.2 11.4 high 221%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 23.6 −1.2 26.4 1st 14.5 +1.0 6.4 30th 116.6 31.4 very high 371%
Ingham Composite 24.2 −0.8 27.4 2nd 13.8 +0.2 6.9 29th 129.3 35.4 highest 365%
Innisfail 23.6 −0.5 26.5 2nd 16.0 +0.9 9.7 30th 193.8 135.3 high 143%
Lucinda Point 21.9 −1.3 23.8 19th 17.2 −0.6 12.5 30th 52.6 22.9 very high 230%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 23.7 −0.1 26.0 28th 15.0 0.0 7.0 30th 138.4 109.7 high 126%
Townsville Aero 24.4 −0.7 27.5 14th 14.1 +0.6 6.2 10th 95.2 14.2 very high 670%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 23.5 −0.8 26.0 2nd 14.3 +0.3 6.6 30th 73.2 16.0 very high 458%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 24.3 −0.8 27.9 2nd 12.6 +1.1 4.3 30th 105.4 15.0 highest 703%
Bowen Airport 24.4 −0.1 27.3 2nd 13.6 +0.1 6.2 11th 90.8 20.2 very high 450%
Collinsville Post Office 24.3 −0.6 28.2 18th 9.5 +0.5 1.8 11th 94.4 20.5 very high 460%
Hamilton Island Airport 21.2   24.6 28th 17.3   12.8 29th 59.0
Mackay Aero 22.7 +0.3 25.5 28th 11.6 +0.6 3.5 11th 110.4 35.7 very high 309%
Mackay M.O 21.5 +0.2 25.9 19th 13.5 +0.6 7.3 11th 109.8 40.0 very high 275%
Proserpine Airport 23.9 −0.4 27.7 2nd 10.4 −0.6 1.2 11th 92.8 21.6 very high 430%
Samuel Hill Aero 21.7   25.5 19th 9.7   0.9 11th 234.8
St Lawrence 22.9   27.4 1st 10.7   3.4 11th 120.2
St Lawrence Post Office 22.9 −0.9 27.9 1st 11.4 +0.6 4.2 11th 107.8 31.7 very high 340%
Te Kowai Exp Stn 23.0 −0.3 26.5 20th 11.1 +1.0 3.0 10th 114.1 36.3 very high 314%
Williamson 22.7   27.2 14th 10.1   2.2 10th 102.0
Woolshed 21.0 −0.8 25.0 13th 10.3 +0.3 1.3 30th 127.6 24.9 very high 512%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 20.3 −1.2 23.7 19th 11.7 0.0 3.9 11th 109.0 27.6 very high 395%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport* 23.6 −1.3 29.8 14th 11.4 0.0 2.6 11th 145.4 16.8 very high 865%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 23.2 −0.4 29.6 20th 10.2 +0.4 2.2 11th 94.0 19.0 very high 495%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Water Treatment Plant 23.7 +0.3 26.6 14th 11.2 +2.9 4.0 12th 10.0 8.1 normal 123%
Brigalow Research Stn 21.6 −0.1 26.7 1st 8.3 +1.9 −0.2 10th 92.0 31.3 very high 294%
Clermont Sirius St 23.4 +0.4 28.5 20th 7.2 +0.5 −2.5 10th 82.4 25.2 very high 327%
Emerald Airport 22.4 −0.9 26.7 20th 9.2 +0.3 2.5 10th 76.4 13.0 very high 588%
Rolleston Warrijo St 21.9 −1.0 26.6 13th 7.2 +1.7 −2.9 10th 62.0 29.1 high 213%
Springsure Dame St 21.6 −0.6 26.0 14th 8.6 +2.5 0.9 10th 55.8 28.8 high 194%
Tambo Post Office 21.6 +0.4 27.5 20th 4.4 +0.8 −4.0 10th 54.7 27.4 high 200%
Taroom Post Office 21.0 +0.1 27.8 14th 7.0 +2.0 0.4 10th 73.8 33.8 high 218%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 22.7 +0.1 30.5 20th 8.8 +0.9 2.5 10th 46.4 23.1 high 201%
Blackall Airport 21.9   29.3 20th 6.1   −0.8 10th 51.6
Isisford Post Office 23.2 +0.6 31.2 20th 6.6 +0.1 −0.7 10th 30.9 20.9 high 148%
Longreach Aero 23.7 +0.2 33.6 20th 6.9 −0.1 0.5 12th 32.8 19.1 high 172%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 26.8 +1.1 32.2 20th 8.8 +0.1 2.2 11th 0 5.5 lowest 0%
The Monument Airport 23.9   32.0 31st 7.1   0.9 10th 0
Trepell Airport 24.1   31.6 20th 8.0   3.0 10th 7.6
Urandangi 24.1 +0.1 32.4 31st 6.7 −0.2 −0.1 12th 0 9.0 lowest 0%
Winton Airport 24.7   33.5 20th 7.7   1.8 9th 27.6
Winton Post Office 24.6 +0.1 32.5 20th 8.8 +0.6 3.2 12th 27.1 14.9 high 182%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 23.3 +0.1 32.8 31st 6.2 −1.6 2.0 11th 0 10.3 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 21.3   32.9 31st 6.6   1.9 24th 0
Boulia Airport 23.8 +0.9 32.9 31st 8.2 +0.5 3.0 11th 0.1 9.4 normal 1%
Windorah Post Office 22.1 +0.7 31.2 31st 6.3 −0.2 1.9 29th 0 14.9 lowest 0%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 22.4 −0.7 27.3 18th 8.4 +1.1 1.2 10th 130.2 29.7 very high 438%
Bundaberg Aero 21.4 −0.6 26.3 21st 11.4 +1.3 4.2 10th 112.0 42.4 very high 264%
Gayndah Airport 21.1   26.4 14th 7.9   0.5 11th 97.2
Gayndah Post Office 21.5 −0.4 26.7 1st 8.2 +2.3 0.9 11th 112.6 38.6 very high 292%
Gladstone Airport 22.0 −0.9 26.1 2nd 12.0 +0.2 5.0 10th 147.0 23.2 very high 634%
Gladstone Radar 22.4 −0.4 26.8 1st 13.5 +0.2 7.2 29th 151.6 35.2 very high 431%
Lady Elliot Island 20.9 −0.1 24.7 20th 16.5 −0.2 8.3 11th 206.0 94.0 very high 219%
Monto Township 19.9 −0.8 25.9 14th 7.1 +1.9 −1.9 10th 115.5 37.4 very high 309%
Rockhampton Aero 22.8 −0.3 27.4 19th 10.9 +1.4 2.7 10th 95.6 29.6 very high 323%
Rundle Island 20.3 −0.3 23.3 19th 15.9 −0.1 10.1 29th
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 21.0 −0.2 24.9 15th 14.6 +0.4 9.1 10th 167.8 90.5 high 185%
Seventeen Seventy 21.0 −0.3 24.5 2nd 13.4 −0.3 8.5 29th 127.8 42.7 very high 299%
Thangool Airport 22.1 −1.2 28.0 14th 7.5 +2.1 0.0 10th 104.1 29.5 very high 353%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 20.6 −0.6 26.0 1st 5.8 +0.5 −0.9 31st 75.4 40.0 high 189%
Archerfield Airport 20.4 −0.8 25.3 1st 8.8 +1.4 4.0 20th 77.8 50.7 high 153%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 20.2   24.5 18th 6.0   −0.5 10th 51.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 20.5 −1.4 25.9 18th 9.9 +0.8 5.2 20th 114.2 67.9 high 168%
Brisbane* 20.6  +0.2 25.7 14th 10.4 +0.9 3.7 31st 91.4 56.5 high 162%
Brisbane Aero 20.1 −0.8 25.1 18th 9.6 +0.8 2.8 31st 93.2 29.4 high 317%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.2 +0.3 22.8 13th 14.0 +0.8 8.9 29th 140.0 116.1 high 121%
Coolangatta 20.1 −0.3 24.7 15th 9.5 −0.7 2.9 31st 112.8 75.2 high 150%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 20.0 +0.5 24.3 1st 14.6 +0.6 8.4 29th 97.0 88.4 normal 110%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.0 0.0 25.4 15th 11.3 −0.7 6.4 9th 129.8 48.0 high 270%
Gympie 20.5 −1.4 25.3 14th 7.7 +1.5 −0.3 10th 124.2 53.4 very high 233%
Hervey Bay Airport 20.5 −1.2 24.7 14th 11.0 +1.3 3.1 10th 174.6 56.3 very high 310%
Hinze Dam 19.8 −1.1 24.2 15th 10.3 +0.2 6.2 31st 80.2 55.5 high 145%
Jimna Forestry 16.6   22.0 14th 6.4   −1.2 31st 110.8
Kingaroy Airport 18.4   24.1 14th 5.0   −2.5 31st 83.4
Logan City Water Treatment 20.7 −0.7 25.5 1st 9.5 +1.1 4.5 29th 94.6 37.5 high 252%
Maleny Tamarind St 17.8   22.4 1st 9.3   3.5 29th 158.0 90.3 high 175%
Maroochydore Aero 20.3 −0.5 25.3 1st 9.9 +0.7 2.7 10th 252.6 74.1 very high 341%
Maryborough 21.3 −0.7 25.8 14th 10.1 +1.5 1.9 10th 50.6 52.1 normal 97%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 20.4   25.4 1st 10.3   3.5 10th 179.8
Point Lookout 21.1 +0.4 24.5 15th 13.3 −0.5 8.0 9th 187.9 108.1 high 174%
Rainbow Beach 20.5 −0.8 24.4 1st 11.0 +0.7 2.2 10th 190.0 82.4 high 231%
Redcliffe 20.1   25.7 18th 11.2   6.7 11th 135.2
Redlands HRS 20.4 −0.1 24.5 15th 9.0 +0.9 2.0 31st 121.6 70.3 high 173%
Tewantin RSL Park 20.5 −0.7 25.8 21st 11.1 +0.1 3.8 10th 202.4 84.6 high 239%
Toolara 20.2 −1.8 25.5 14th 11.5 +0.2 5.3 29th 175.4 62.9 very high 279%
University of Queensland Gatton 20.6 −0.1 25.9 1st 7.1 +0.9 −0.5 31st 49.4 38.1 high 130%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 13.7 −0.2 20.0 14th 3.0 +1.2 −3.1 31st 47.0 45.3 normal 104%
Dalby Airport 18.8 −1.0 26.4 14th 4.9 +0.9 −1.8 11th 68.4 24.7 high 277%
Goondiwindi Airport 19.1 −0.1 25.6 14th 5.3 +0.9 −0.1 10th 38.8 32.5 normal 119%
Inglewood Forest 18.4   26.3 14th 6.3   0.9 10th 36.6
Oakey Aero 18.1 −0.4 25.3 14th 4.7 +2.0 −1.7 31st 71.2 31.2 very high 228%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 14.5 −0.2 21.1 14th 1.9 +1.0 −4.6 31st 45.1 49.3 normal 91%
Texas Post Office 18.6 −0.2 24.9 14th 4.7 +1.2 −0.5 31st 32.3 42.0 normal 77%
Toowoomba Airport 15.6 −1.0 20.9 1st 6.9 +0.6 1.3 10th 72.6 32.2 high 225%
Warwick 17.2 −0.9 23.2 14th 3.2 +0.5 −3.2 31st 29.2 26.6 normal 110%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 18.8 −1.2 27.7 18th 5.2 +1.2 −0.5 11th 46.0 17.0 very high 271%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 20.4 +0.4 25.6 18th 4.5 +1.4 −2.7 10th 62.4 30.3 very high 206%
Mitchell Post Office 20.4 +1.1 26.4 14th 3.2 +0.3 −3.2 10th 21.2 33.8 normal 63%
Roma Airport 20.2 +0.2 25.2 18th 4.7 +1.0 −3.1 9th 43.8 25.6 high 171%
St George Airport 19.6 +0.1 27.0 14th 5.1 +0.3 −1.2 12th 56.2 26.7 high 210%
Surat 19.7 +0.1 24.7 17th 5.1 +0.9 −2.8 10th 32.6 38.9 normal 84%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 19.9 +0.8 25.5 14th 4.0 −0.2 0.4 12th 18.7 27.5 normal 68%
Charleville Aero 20.2 +0.7 27.2 20th 4.3 +0.1 −2.1 10th 8.0 24.8 normal 32%
Cunnamulla Post Office 19.7 +1.0 26.8 20th 5.6 −0.1 2.0 9th 11.2 22.7 normal 49%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 20.0   30.4 31st 7.0   3.6 9th 0
Quilpie Airport 20.6 +0.6 28.2 31st 5.5 −0.5 0.7 10th 0.8 16.0 low 5%
Thargomindah Airport 19.6 −0.9 28.5 31st 5.9 −0.9 1.6 29th 1.4

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Friday 1 August 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 *).

Some sites have relocated, and the record is from a nearby site that is no longer open (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