Monday, 1 December 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC24L0

Queensland in November 2008: Regional variation; Severe thunderstorms barrage south east corner

November was a month of great variation across Queensland.  Generally warmer than normal conditions prevailed, except over the far south and west where increased cloud cover prevented daytime temperatures from reaching their full potential.  Much of this anomalous warmth came during the final week, when the state was dominated by a persistent tropical airmass of northwesterly origin.   During this period thunderstorms brought significant rain to the inland tropics, restoring monthly totals to at least average levels over much of the region.  Rainfall erred on the low side across the remainder of the state, except in the semi-arid southwest, and over the southeast corner which got barraged by a succession of severe thunderstorms in the third week. 

An archive of previous monthly summaries for Queensland is also available, as are summaries for other states and many other climate summaries and diagnostics.


Rainfall

Rainfall across Queensland followed no organised pattern. The bulk of the state fell into the middle deciles, but some notable exceptions occurred. These include the densely populated greater Brisbane region and all its thirsty catchments, which bore the brunt of three major severe thunderstorm events, in addition to general rain from middle cloud that fell during the month. Significantly higher than normal rainfall also occurred over the Channel Country in the far west, due to at least two distinct passages of an upper-level trough, though no official records were broken. 

The highest monthly rainfall was 533 mm at Upper Springbrook Alert, then 515.0 mm at Burleigh Waters Alert, followed by 515.0 mm at Coomera Shores Alert. Some sites had their highest total November rainfall on record.

The highest daily rainfall was 243 mm at Tallegalla Alert, followed by 216 mm at Rosewood AL-B and then 208 mm at Rosewood Alert, all recorded at 9am on the 20th. Some sites had their highest November daily rainfall on record.

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

Brisbane recorded 326.6 mm of rainfall in November, very much above the long term average of 97 mm.

Temperature

Daytime temperatures were above average north of a line from Brisbane through about Charleville, with  a handful of places around the Wide Bay and northern districts reporting their warmest November on record.  The warm anomalies arose mainly from a general lack of southeasterly trade winds, as well as a lengthy intrusion of steamy north westerlies across the tropics towards the month's end.  In the south and west, increased rainfall suppressed the daily heating cycle and kept temperatures below the norm. 

The state's hottest day occurred on the 7th when Longreach reported 43.6°C. Then, on the 23rd of November, Mackay's top of 36.3 broke a 50-year November record. Some sites in the north tropical and central coast districts had their highest November temperature on record.

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

Minimum temperatures followed a similar pattern, generally up to 2 degrees higher than average across the bulk of the state. Some sites across the state had their warmest November night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites in the north tropical coast had their highest November mean daily minimum temperature on record.

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

Brisbane recorded a mean maximum temperature of 28.1°C (+0.3°C above average) and a mean minimum temperature of 19.3°C (+1.2°C above average).

Severe Thunderstorms    

16th November: Severe Thunderstorms caused immense damage in the Greater Brisbane area, with a destructive 'microburst' observed at The Gap and surrounding suburbs.  A report can be found here on the Bureau of Meteorology's website.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
43.6°C at Longreach Aero on the 7th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
39.6°C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
24.0°C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
14.8°C at Applethorpe on the 17th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
5.0°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 23rd
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
12.9°C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
27.6°C at Sweers Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
32.6°C at Bedourie Police Station on the 28th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
533.0 mm at Upper Springbrook Alert
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
243.0 mm at Tallegalla Alert on the 20th
Highest wind gust
100 km/h at Toowoomba Airport on the 20th
96 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 29th

Records

Record highest November daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in November 2008 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Inglewood Post Office 74.4 on the 20th 71.9 on the 6th in 1953 121
Balfes Creek Post Office 127.6 on the 28th 98.8 on the 24th in 1950 115
Gatton Allan Street 186.2 on the 20th 109.2 on the 23rd in 1964 115
University of Queensland Gatton 170.6 on the 20th 108.2 on the 23rd in 1964 112
Jondaryan Post Office 97.0 on the 20th 93.6 on the 1st in 1976 110
Herberton White St 110.0 on the 9th 103.4 on the 1st in 1957 106
Mt Garnet Post Office 116.0 on the 27th 92.2 on the 16th in 1906 106
Amberley AMO 157.0 on the 20th 72.0 on the 2nd in 1981 68
Walkamin DPI 105.2 on the 26th 92.4 on the 23rd in 1989 44
Miami Bardon Ave 97.4 on the 26th 92.0 on the 30th in 1983 41
Coolmunda Dam 56.0 on the 20th 51.2 on the 1st in 2007 33
Childers South 92.6 on the 21st 64.2 on the 3rd in 1981 30
Lochinvar 98.0 on the 29th 72.0 on the 30th in 1986 29
Maclean Bridge 116.6 on the 20th 62.8 on the 20th in 1995 26



Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2008 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Jondaryan Post Office 263.2 208.5 in 1961 122 71.3
Gatton Allan Street 336.8 255.7 in 1917 114 80.2
Harrisville Post Office 240.4 218.8 in 1961 113 79.3
University of Queensland Gatton 321.2 219.1 in 1995 112 79.9
Manly Railway Station 339.3 320.4 in 1976 111 96.1
Clifton Post Office 232.6 220.0 in 1976 109 77.3
Herberton White St 302.4 269.0 in 1989 107 79.5
Oxenford (Oberon Way) 478.8 420.9 in 1961 101 106.5
Lake Manchester 270.6 267.5 in 1961 92 80.0
Lindfield 224.4 214.7 in 1959 86 86.1
Moogerah Dam 300.2 296.7 in 1981 85 102.8
Somerby 220.3 202.3 in 1931 81 67.7
Amberley AMO 297.6 270.5 in 1981 68 81.9
Ellangowan 238.4 174.2 in 1995 55 78.4
Woodspring 169.4 152.0 in 1974 55 69.7
Highvale 284.2 274.5 in 1976 44 111.0
Ballandean Post Office 187.0 185.4 in 1974 41 87.6
Oakey Aero 252.2 205.8 in 1995 39 81.3
Miami Bardon Ave 405.0 340.5 in 1983 38 118.3
Maclean Bridge 309.2 200.0 in 1983 26 99.3
Coolangatta 356.8 333.4 in 2004 23 139.6



Record highest November temperature
Highest temperature
in November 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Mackay M.O 36.3 on the 23rd 34.9 on the 8th in 1994 50 29.2
Low Isles Lighthouse 37.0 on the 23rd 35.9 on the 22nd in 2001 41 31.7



Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Collinsville Post Office 35.1 = 35.1 in 2005 50 33.4
Low Isles Lighthouse 33.8 33.1 in 1995 40 31.7
Musgrave 37.3 37.1 in 1995 38 35.5



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Amberley AMO 23.7 on the 29th = 23.7 on the 25th in 1957 68 16.2
Camooweal Township 30.6 on the 22nd 30.2 on the 13th in 2004 68 22.3
Lady Elliot Island 25.7 on the 22nd 25.6 on the 24th in 1957 51 21.9
Double Island Point Lighthouse 24.2 on the 22nd 23.9 on the 25th in 1971 48 20.1
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.7 on the 28th 27.5 on the 30th in 1988 42 24.5
Brigalow Research Stn 26.3 on the 6th 25.6 on the 25th in 1971 41 17.7
Walkamin DPI 24.7 on the 23rd 24.1 on the 12th in 1984 41 18.5
Bundaberg Aero 24.7 on the 22nd 24.6 on the 25th in 1992 31 18.8



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Innisfail 23.0 = 23.0 in 2001 100 20.7
Cairns Aero 23.8 23.5 in 1987 66 22.3
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.6 25.5 in 1976 41 24.5
Walkamin DPI 20.0 19.8 in 1988 40 18.5


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 November 2008
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2008
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2008
Mean for
November
2008
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2008
Total for
November
2008
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2008
Fraction of
November
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 34.8 +2.5 36.4 17th 26.3 +1.1 24.8 5th 3.0 69.5 low 4%
Coen Airport 35.6   39.2 22nd 23.4   20.8 3rd 87.8
Horn Island 32.8 +1.0 35.0 23rd 26.3 +0.8 23.9 6th 2.4 46.4 very low 5%
Scherger RAAF 37.8   40.0 17th 24.2   21.9 2nd 2.6
Weipa Aero 36.4 +0.9 38.5 9th 24.6 +1.2 22.4 13th 43.8 102.9 average 43%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 33.4 +1.7 39.2 23rd 24.9 +2.0 22.1 6th 10.6 72.2 low 15%
Musgrave 37.3 +1.8 40.9 24th 22.7 +2.0 18.5 15th 95.0 57.7 high 165%
Palmerville 37.2 +1.1 39.7 24th 22.3 +1.0 17.9 2nd 49.0 61.7 average 79%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.5   39.8 26th 25.2   22.3 9th 165.6
Burketown Post Office 35.1 −0.3 38.7 26th 25.3 +1.7 18.7 1st 189.2 38.8 very high 488%
Century Mine 39.6   43.2 7th 25.3   20.6 11th 44.2
Cloncurry Airport 39.0 +1.1 42.8 5th 24.4 +1.4 17.2 9th 21.4 28.6 average 75%
Croydon Township 37.4 −0.7 40.3 6th 25.6 +1.2 21.9 21st 89.8 44.4 high 202%
Julia Creek Airport 39.4   43.1 5th 23.4   15.5 11th 26.0
Kowanyama Airport 37.7 +1.5 39.6 7th 25.3 +1.4 23.2 15th 17.8 55.6 low 32%
Mornington Island 33.6 +0.4 35.7 26th 27.1 +1.4 22.6 19th 79.4 55.6 high 143%
Mount Isa Aero 38.1 +1.7 42.0 7th 22.9 +1.5 16.0 9th 78.4 35.2 very high 223%
Normanton Airport 36.8   38.6 14th 26.2   23.6 9th 36.6
Sweers Island 34.0   36.5 20th 27.6   24.7 9th 2.0 58.8 very low 3%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 36.1   38.9 6th 23.2   20.1 11th 183.6
Hughenden Airport 36.4   42.0 5th 22.2   17.6 24th 174.2
Richmond Airport 38.1 +0.7 42.8 5th 22.0 +0.6 16.8 10th 104.8 53.3 high 197%
Richmond Post Office 37.9 +0.4 42.3 4th 22.7 +1.9 16.8 10th 100.4 30.2 very high 332%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 32.1 +1.5 36.4 23rd 23.8 +1.6 21.2 2nd 57.8 91.7 average 63%
Cape Flattery 32.9   37.7 24th 24.7   21.4 5th 20.4
Cooktown Airport 33.4   41.4 23rd 24.5   21.3 5th 4.0
Green Island 31.8 +0.6 35.0 23rd 25.7 +1.5 23.3 1st
Kairi Research Station 30.1 +1.7 34.5 22nd 18.2 +1.1 13.5 15th 232.4 72.3 very high 321%
Low Isles Lighthouse 33.8 +2.1 37.0 23rd 25.6 +1.1 24.0 2nd 28.6 89.3 low 32%
Mareeba Airport 32.7   37.6 24th 20.6   15.8 3rd 145.0
Walkamin DPI 31.7 +1.2 36.5 24th 20.0 +1.5 16.3 2nd 184.0 73.1 very high 252%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 30.9 +0.3 35.0 24th 22.9 +1.9 17.9 16th 165.9 115.3 high 144%
Ingham Composite 32.3 +0.4 38.5 23rd 21.4 +0.7 17.5 2nd 98.2 117.6 average 84%
Innisfail 30.7 +1.0 33.9 24th 23.0 +2.3 19.9 2nd 127.5 154.9 average 82%
Lucinda Point 29.0 +0.5 33.2 23rd 24.3 +0.1 21.5 19th 150.8 64.6 high 233%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.2 +0.7 34.5 22nd 22.1 +1.6 18.4 2nd 144.2 144.2 average 100%
Townsville Aero 31.4 +0.7 36.0 24th 23.8 +1.0 17.7 3rd 112.2 58.8 high 191%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 31.0 +1.0 35.2 24th 24.5 +1.0 21.3 3rd 43.0 48.7 high 88%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.1 +0.9 37.2 23rd 22.0 +1.4 17.9 2nd 40.4 44.8 average 90%
Bowen Airport 31.4 +0.9 34.9 23rd 23.1 +0.8 17.3 4th 7.7 35.9 average 21%
Collinsville Post Office 35.1 +1.7 38.7 24th 20.8 +0.8 15.5 3rd 23.2 51.1 average 45%
Hamilton Island Airport 29.7   32.8 25th 24.1   21.5 4th 3.4
Mackay Aero 31.5 +2.2 36.6 23rd 20.8 +0.4 15.2 24th 19.8 70.8 low 28%
Mackay M.O 31.1 +1.9 36.3 23rd 22.4 +0.7 18.2 4th 32.4 88.7 low 37%
Proserpine Airport 33.1 +1.5 37.0 25th 20.0 +0.1 14.3 4th 3.2 74.9 very low 4%
Samuel Hill Aero 30.5   34.3 23rd 17.7   9.9 24th 102.6
St Lawrence 31.3   37.4 22nd 20.6   15.0 4th 81.8
St Lawrence Post Office 31.6 +1.1 37.6 22nd 21.0 +0.8 16.5 3rd 59.8 71.7 average 83%
Williamson 31.0   35.3 21st 20.1   13.2 3rd 78.4
Woolshed 29.5 +1.6 35.9 24th 19.9 +0.8 17.0 24th 127.2 65.3 high 195%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 28.6 +1.2 34.0 21st 21.5 +0.4 15.8 24th 177.4 68.1 high 260%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 34.9 +1.0 39.3 25th 20.3 −0.3 16.6 3rd 133.0 72.9 high 182%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 35.0 +1.9 38.2 5th 20.3 +0.8 15.1 2nd 52.5 68.4 average 77%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Brigalow Research Stn 33.0 +1.4 37.1 6th 19.0 +1.3 10.1 24th 68.4 81.4 average 84%
Clermont Sirius St 35.6 +1.7 40.3 7th 19.2 +0.3 11.4 24th 60.4 57.2 average 106%
Emerald Airport 33.9 +0.7 38.3 7th 19.6 0.0 13.4 24th 143.6 55.9 very high 257%
Rolleston 33.9 +1.1 37.6 6th 18.1 +0.5 10.4 24th 128.4 64.3 very high 200%
Springsure Dame St 32.9 +0.1 36.9 4th 19.1 +1.3 10.8 24th 85.8 63.9 high 134%
Tambo Post Office 34.1 +0.8 40.1 7th 17.4 +0.5 8.5 24th 58.8 45.7 high 129%
Taroom Post Office 32.6 +0.9 37.2 7th 18.8 +1.4 8.6 24th 64.2 74.9 average 86%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 35.4 +0.9 40.7 5th 21.7 +1.4 16.1 10th 43.8 38.1 high 115%
Blackall Airport 35.8   41.4 7th 19.8   11.4 24th 30.6
Isisford Post Office 36.7 +1.0 42.2 7th 21.0 +1.2 14.0 24th 49.6 34.7 high 143%
Longreach Aero 37.1 +1.0 43.6 7th 20.7 +0.8 14.1 11th 39.2 28.2 high 139%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 39.1 +1.6 42.3 7th 25.2 +2.9 17.0 10th 29.4 28.8 average 102%
The Monument Airport 37.6   42.9 2nd 23.3   14.0 9th 53.8
Trepell Airport 38.3   42.8 7th 23.3   14.4 9th 5.0
Urandangi 37.8 +0.4 42.0 21st 21.2 +0.6 10.5 8th 59.7 21.1 very high 283%
Winton Airport 38.6   43.1 7th 22.3   15.7 11th 32.2
Winton Post Office 38.2 +1.1 42.5 27th 22.9 +2.1 16.6 10th 38.5 30.7 high 125%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 35.5 −0.9 43.3 1st 21.9 +1.2 13.1 9th 49.8 16.3 very high 306%
Birdsville Airport 34.2   43.4 14th 21.3   15.7 23rd 37.6
Boulia Airport 36.9 0.0 41.3 1st 23.0 +1.8 14.4 9th 40.8 21.3 high 192%
Windorah Post Office 35.9 +0.5 42.0 28th 21.4 +1.6 13.0 23rd 51.0 21.4 high 238%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 33.9 +1.1 37.0 6th 19.0 +0.6 10.2 24th 73.6 77.1 average 95%
Bundaberg Aero 29.8 +1.6 32.3 22nd 20.3 +1.6 14.1 24th 86.2 90.0 average 96%
Gayndah Airport 32.0   36.5 4th 18.8   10.0 24th 55.8
Gayndah Post Office 32.0 +0.4 36.5 4th 19.0 +2.0 9.6 24th 58.9 79.9 average 74%
Gladstone Airport 30.3 +1.7 33.6 30th 21.3 +1.0 15.5 24th 109.0 59.8 high 182%
Gladstone Radar 31.7 +1.8 34.2 20th 21.5 +1.0 18.5 11th 102.8 74.2 high 139%
Lady Elliot Island 27.9 +0.8 29.7 27th 23.0 +1.1 20.4 24th 33.2 67.7 average 49%
Monto Township 31.4 +0.6 35.8 4th 17.9 +1.8 8.5 24th 85.6 77.1 average 111%
Rockhampton Aero 32.7 +1.5 36.0 21st 20.7 +1.2 16.1 24th 138.4 69.9 very high 198%
Rundle Island 26.8 +0.5 31.6 22nd 23.1 +0.8 20.2 10th
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 28.5 +0.9 30.2 25th 20.9 +0.6 17.2 24th 30.3 72.1 low 42%
Seventeen Seventy 28.5 +1.2 31.7 23rd 21.7 +0.8 18.0 11th 93.2 75.0 average 124%
Thangool Airport 32.7 +1.2 35.6 7th 18.2 +1.9 8.8 24th 61.9 76.8 average 81%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.8 −0.7 35.1 16th 17.5 +1.3 12.5 24th 297.6 81.9 highest 363%
Archerfield Airport 28.1 −0.1 33.3 16th 18.4 +1.5 14.0 24th 264.0 101.6 very high 260%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 28.9   36.4 16th 17.2   9.4 24th 187.8
Beerburrum Forest Station 28.3   33.4 4th 18.1   10.9 24th 211.8 121.2 high 175%
Brisbane* 28.1 +0.3 32.7 21st 19.3 +1.2 13.8 24th 326.6 97.0 very high 337%
Brisbane Aero 27.3 +0.7 32.7 22nd 18.8 +0.9 12.8 24th 216.6 110.7 very high 196%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.5 +0.9 27.7 30th 20.2 +0.7 17.1 18th 164.0 95.6 high 172%
Coolangatta 26.3 +0.9 32.9 22nd 18.3 +0.4 11.8 24th 356.8 139.6 highest 256%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.4 +1.5 30.4 29th 20.7 +0.5 17.6 24th 122.0 89.0 high 137%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.3 +0.9 33.4 22nd 19.1 +0.4 14.6 24th 440.6 145.9 very high 302%
Gympie 29.7 −0.5 34.7 4th 18.0 +1.5 8.1 24th 141.2 90.0 high 157%
Hervey Bay Airport 28.4   31.9 29th 19.9   11.1 24th 105.8 80.2 high 132%
Hinze Dam 26.6 −0.7 33.7 16th 18.1 +0.9 16.1 18th 323.8 125.7 very high 258%
Jimna Forestry 26.3   33.1 1st 15.7   9.2 23rd 193.6 85.9 very high 225%
Kingaroy Airport 28.7   35.4 1st 15.7   6.0 24th 91.8
Logan City Water Treatment 27.7 +0.2 33.3 21st 18.6 +1.6 14.5 23rd 275.3 112.1 very high 246%
Maleny Tamarind St 25.5   30.4 21st 16.6   12.0 24th 282.8 140.1 very high 202%
Maroochydore Aero 27.9 +1.3 33.0 29th 19.6 +1.9 15.9 1st 168.0 96.4 high 174%
Maryborough 30.2 +1.0 33.0 20th 19.1 +1.3 9.1 24th 71.4 86.3 average 83%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 28.1   32.8 21st 18.7   10.5 24th 235.2
Point Lookout 27.1 +1.3 30.3 23rd 19.5 −0.2 15.3 24th 465.0 159.4 very high 292%
Rainbow Beach 27.2 +0.5 31.1 29th 19.7 +0.8 10.2 24th 154.0 92.5 high 166%
Redcliffe 27.0   32.0 22nd 19.5   15.3 24th 262.0
Tewantin RSL Park 27.5 +1.3 31.6 21st 19.7 +1.2 12.2 24th 218.2 120.2 very high 182%
Toolara 29.7 +0.6 35.0 4th 18.9 +1.1 15.1 24th 154.4 99.4 high 155%
University of Queensland Gatton 29.8 −0.3 35.9 16th 17.1 +1.2 10.2 24th 321.2 79.9 highest 402%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 24.0 +0.5 31.1 16th 12.9 +1.5 6.0 23rd 151.8 82.2 very high 185%
Dalby Airport 28.9 −1.1 36.3 1st 15.6 +0.1 7.5 24th 135.4 83.2 high 163%
Goondiwindi Airport 30.5 −0.2 36.6 7th 17.8 +1.2 9.8 23rd 120.6 66.6 high 181%
Inglewood Forest 29.9   36.9 7th 16.3   7.9 23rd 167.8
Oakey Aero 28.0 −0.5 35.9 1st 15.9 +1.7 7.3 24th 252.2 81.3 highest 310%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 24.3 −0.8 31.9 16th 13.2 +1.4 5.0 23rd 153.6 75.4 very high 204%
Texas Post Office 29.4 −0.8 35.5 7th 16.8 +2.1 8.5 23rd 177.4 67.7 very high 262%
Toowoomba Airport 25.6 +0.2 32.4 1st 15.1 +0.8 9.6 24th 110.4 92.0 average 120%
Warwick 27.1 −0.2 33.8 7th 15.3 +1.9 10.3 23rd 201.4 102.5 very high 196%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 31.1 +0.7 36.8 7th 17.7 +0.7 7.7 24th 67.2 60.1 average 112%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 31.4 0.0 36.0 7th 16.7 +0.9 10.2 24th 168.4 74.2 very high 227%
Mitchell Post Office 33.1 +1.3 38.6 7th 16.9 +0.9 6.8 24th 46.4 57.8 average 80%
Roma Airport 32.1 +0.8 37.6 16th 17.4 +0.3 8.0 24th 54.6 63.2 average 86%
St George Airport 31.9 +0.6 38.1 7th 18.1 +0.3 11.1 23rd 41.4 66.8 average 62%
Surat 31.8 −0.1 37.2 16th 18.7 +1.8 10.2 24th 80.4 54.6 high 147%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 32.8 +0.1 40.1 2nd 16.5 −0.7 10.0 25th 52.7 40.8 high 129%
Charleville Aero 33.5 +0.8 39.4 7th 18.6 +0.8 8.8 24th 43.2 45.7 average 95%
Cunnamulla Post Office 31.9 −0.8 38.7 27th 19.0 +1.0 11.5 24th 63.8 30.2 high 211%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 32.6   41.1 14th 20.2   13.1 9th 50.2
Quilpie Airport 34.4 +0.4 41.0 28th 20.8 +1.2 11.8 24th 49.8 29.9 high 167%
Thargomindah Airport 32.4   40.2 14th 20.1   11.7 9th 52.6 38.0 high 138%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 1 December 2008. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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 long-term average 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, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average 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