Wednesday, 1 July 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0

Queensland in June 2009

  • Above average rainfall in the south and below average rainfall in the north
  • Above average maximum temperatures in most parts of the state

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

The state-wide average rainfall for Queensland for June 2009 was 15.9 mm, which is below the long-term monthly average of 17.7 mm.  See a map of total rainfall.  The wettest place in Queensland overall was  Point Lookout with 252.0 mm, followed by Tallowood with 241.0 mm, followed by Springbrook Road with 223.4 mm.  Rainfall totals for the month were generally above average in the south and below average in the north.  See a map of rainfall deciles.

Walkamin DPI in the Barron North Coast district had its lowest total June rainfall on record, while Dillalah and Wallen, both in the Warrego district, had their highest total June rainfalls on record.  

At the beginning of June a middle level trough near the western Queensland border produced a rain band and isolated thunderstorms over south-western and central western parts of the state, resulting in the highest June daily rainfall totals on record at Dillalah and Wallen on the 1st.  The thundery rain band then moved slowly east, reaching the southeast of the state on the 4th.

From the 5th to the 7th, a surface trough was located off the Queensland east coast and extended to a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea. Isolated showers and thunderstorms occurred over the south of the state and isolated showers occurred along the east coast.

By the 8th a large high pressure system over Western Australia extended a ridge across southern and central Queensland, directing dry and cool to mild southwest to south-easterly winds across most of the state. Very little rain occurred in Queensland between the 9th and 18th of June.

On the 19th a low pressure system just north of Fraser Island, with an associated trough near the Queensland coast to the south, and a high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea resulted in a fresh easterly flow developing about the Gold Coast. Increasing showers produced some moderate falls about the southeast coast and ranges. A rain band with isolated thunderstorms developed near the southeast coast on the 20th then spread slowly northwest. Rain areas increased over the area on the 21st and 22nd as an upper trough approached from the west.  The highest daily rainfall total recorded in Queensland during the month was 143.6 mm at Point Lookout in the 24 hours up until 9am on the 23rd, followed by 110.0 mm at Mt Tamborine Alert and 103.0 mm at Lower Springbrook Alert in the 24 hours to 9am on the 22nd.  Flash flooding was reported at both Goodna and Nerang on the 22nd of June. 

Little rain occurred over Queensland during the 23rd and 24th. Middle level cloud ahead of an approaching trough produced some light rain over the south of the state on the 25th. The complex surface and middle level troughs moved over central Queensland on the 26th and some moderate rainfalls and local thunder developed over the southeast during the afternoon and evening. A cooler and drier air mass spread across most of the state during the 27th in the wake of the passage of the cloud band off the Queensland coast.

Maximum temperature

The state-wide average maximum temperature for Queensland in June was 24.8°C, which is above the long-term monthly average of 23.3°C.  See a map of mean maximum temperatures.  The warmest days on average were 32.2°C at both Kowanyama Airport and Scherger RAAF, followed by 32.1°C at Musgrave, followed by 31.9°C at Weipa Aero.  The coolest days on average were 14.8°C at Applethorpe, followed by 15.6°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 16.9°C at Toowoomba Airport.

Maximum temperatures were above average over most of the state, the exception being the far southeast.  See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.  Some sites had their highest June mean daily maximum temperature on record.

The highest daily maximum temperature recorded in Queensland during June was 34.0°C at both Scherger RAAF on the 26th and Urandangi on the 30th, followed by 33.9°C at Normanton Airport on the 30th, followed by 33.8°C at Kowanyama Airport on the 28th and 29th.

The lowest daily maximum temperature recorded in Queensland during June was 11.0°C at Applethorpe on the 10th and 11th, followed by 11.6°C at Toowoomba Airport on the 11th, followed by 11.7°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 11th.

Lochart River Airport in the South Peninsula district recorded its highest June temperature on record on the 28th.

Minimum temperature

The state-wide average minimum temperature for Queensland in June was 10.4°C, which is above the long-term June monthly average of 10.0°C.  See a map of mean minimum temperatures.  The coolest nights on average were 4.4°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 4.6°C at Applethorpe, followed by 4.9°C at Oakey Aero.  The warmest nights on average were 24.8°C at Coconut Island, followed by 24.2°C at Horn Island, followed by 23.7°C at Willis Island.  See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

On the 12th of June dry conditions over most of the state resulted in a particularly cold morning with widespread frosts over the southeast and into the southeast tropics.  The lowest recorded June minimum temperatures for Queensland occurred on the 12th, with −5.2°C at Oakey Aero, followed by −5.0°C at Kingaroy Airport, followed by −4.9°C at Mitchell Post Office. On the 12th some sites had their lowest June temperature on record; Brigalow Research Station in the Central Highlands had its lowest June terrestrial temperature on record and Monto Township in the Port Curtis South Coast district had its lowest terrestrial temperature on record for any month.

The highest daily minimum temperatures in Queensland in June occurred on Coconut Island, with 26.3°C on the 2nd, followed by 25.8°C on the 1st, followed by 25.6°C on the 4th and the 9th.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was 89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 27th, followed by 78 km/h at Gold Coast Seaway on the 7th and Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 21st, followed by 76 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 18th.

Other phenomena

A tornado was observed at Rosewood and Amberley on the 5th of June.

Further information

Queensland Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (07) 3239 8660
Email climate.qld@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
34.0°C at Scherger RAAF on the 26th
34.0°C at Urandangi on the 30th
33.9°C at Normanton Airport on the 30th
33.8°C at Kowanyama Airport on the 28th
33.8°C at Kowanyama Airport on the 29th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
32.2°C at Kowanyama Airport
32.2°C at Scherger RAAF
32.1°C at Musgrave
31.9°C at Weipa Aero
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
14.8°C at Applethorpe
15.6°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
16.9°C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
11.0°C at Applethorpe on the 10th
11.0°C at Applethorpe on the 11th
11.6°C at Toowoomba Airport on the 11th
11.7°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 11th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−5.2°C at Oakey Aero on the 12th
−5.0°C at Kingaroy Airport on the 12th
−4.9°C at Mitchell Post Office on the 12th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
4.4°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
4.6°C at Applethorpe
4.9°C at Oakey Aero
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
24.8°C at Coconut Island
24.2°C at Horn Island
23.7°C at Willis Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
26.3°C at Coconut Island on the 2nd
25.8°C at Coconut Island on the 1st
25.6°C at Coconut Island on the 4th
25.6°C at Coconut Island on the 9th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
252.0 mm at Point Lookout
241.0 mm at Tallowood
223.4 mm at Springbrook Road
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
143.6 mm at Point Lookout on the 23rd
110.0 mm at Mt Tamborine Alert on the 22nd
103.0 mm at Lower Springbrook Alert on the 22nd
Highest wind gust
89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 27th
78 km/h at Gold Coast Seaway on the 7th
78 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 21st
76 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 18th

Records

Record highest June daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in June 2009 (mm)
Previous highest
for June
Years of
record
Dillalah 91.0 on the 1st 70.4 on the 9th in 1912 58
Wallen 42.6 on the 1st 34.8 on the 10th in 2006 35



Record highest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2009 (mm)
Previous highest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Dillalah 119.0 116.7 in 2005 80 32.4
Wallen 85.2 65.2 in 2005 35 24.4



Record lowest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2009 (mm)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Walkamin DPI 0.8 1.0 in 2002 45 18.4




Record highest June temperature
Highest temperature
in June 2009 (°C)
Previous highest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Lockhart River Airport 31.2 on the 28th 31.0 on the 17th in 2002 44 27.4



Record highest June mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2009 (°C)
Previous highest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Rockhampton Aero 26.0 25.8 in 1991 69 23.5
Kairi Research Station 24.0 23.1 in 1978 46 21.4
Walkamin DPI 25.5 25.4 in 1978 40 23.5
Musgrave 32.1 31.5 in 2005 37 29.6




Record lowest June temperature
Lowest temperature
in June 2009 (°C)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Baralaba Post Office −1.2 on the 12th −1.0 on the 27th in 1982 38 8.9
Monto Township −3.9 on the 12th −2.9 on the 27th in 1986 37 6.7
Yeppoon The Esplanade 2.7 on the 12th 4.4 on the 21st in 2004 15 13.6
Thangool Winston Street −2.8 on the 12th −2.7 on the 30th in 1997 18 7.0
Dalby Airport −4.6 on the 12th −3.8 on the 30th in 2004 18 5.5




Record lowest June terrestrial temperature
Lowest terrestrial temperature
in June 2009 (°C)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Brigalow Research Station −9.0 on the 12th −7.7 on the 26th in 1971 38 5.1


Record lowest terrestrial temperature
Lowest terrestrial temperature
in June 2009 (°C)
Previous lowest

Years of
record
Average for
June
Monto Township −8.7 on the 12th −6.2 on the 14th of July in 1992 36 5.0


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 2009
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2009
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2009
Mean for
June
2009
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2009
Total for
June
2009
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2009
Fraction of
June
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.8 +1.3 32.1 8th 24.8 +0.2 23.2 29th 30.8 27.2 average 113%
Coen Airport 30.8   33.1 28th 16.9   13.2 22nd 0
Horn Island 29.7 +0.5 31.2 28th 24.2 +0.4 20.3 29th 6.8 16.2 average 42%
Scherger RAAF 32.2   34.0 26th 19.7   16.4 29th 0.2
Weipa Aero 31.9 +0.8 33.2 25th 20.1 +0.2 16.3 29th 0 4.2 very low 0%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.5 +1.2 31.2 28th 20.5 +0.3 16.5 22nd 20.0 60.5 low 33%
Musgrave 32.1 +2.4 33.5 27th 14.9 −0.1 10.5 29th 0 9.7 lowest 0%
Palmerville 31.1 +1.3 32.3 4th 15.6 +0.6 12.5 12th 0 11.9 lowest 0%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Post Office 29.4 +1.4 31.9 30th 15.0 +0.8 11.2 18th 0 6.3 lowest 0%
Century Mine 29.2   33.6 26th 12.6   7.1 13th 0
Cloncurry Airport 27.1 +0.7 31.5 26th 10.6 −0.9 6.0 13th 0 6.0 very low 0%
Croydon Township 30.2 +0.9 32.8 30th 14.1 −0.6 9.1 11th 0 8.6 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 28.1   32.9 26th 8.9   4.0 11th 0
Kowanyama Airport 32.2 +1.6 33.8 29th 15.9 −0.3 11.0 18th 0.4 4.3 average 9%
Mornington Island 27.6 +1.8 31.0 30th 17.2 +0.1 13.3 19th 0.4 6.8 average 6%
Mount Isa Aero 26.2 +1.4 32.1 30th 7.8 −2.3 2.4 13th 0 6.1 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 30.7   33.9 30th 16.5   12.7 18th 0.2
Sweers Island 26.8   30.5 26th 19.1   15.4 13th 0.4 7.8 average 5%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 29.5   31.3 5th 12.0   8.3 29th 0
Hughenden Airport 27.5   30.8 30th 8.7   2.6 9th 0
Richmond Airport 27.9 +1.5 31.6 30th 8.6 −2.1 3.1 18th 0 19.8 very low 0%
Richmond Post Office 28.3 +2.2 32.0 30th 9.5 −0.3 5.2 12th 0 15.5 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.6 +1.7 30.5 27th 18.0 +0.1 14.8 11th 4.0 46.1 very low 9%
Cape Flattery 27.9   30.3 28th 22.0   17.7 7th 3.6
Cooktown Airport 27.7   32.9 27th     17.4 20th 2.2
Green Island 24.4 +0.4 26.9 27th 22.3 +1.0 20.3 21st
Kairi Research Station 24.0 +2.6 29.0 27th 12.0 −0.1 6.4 11th 7.0 38.1 very low 18%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.8 +0.8 28.8 30th 22.0 +0.8 20.3 21st 8.6 63.3 very low 14%
Mareeba Airport 27.0   30.3 28th 14.8   12.7 14th 0 6.4 very low 0%
Walkamin DPI 25.5 +2.0 29.6 28th 14.0 +0.1 10.3 13th 0.8 18.4 lowest 4%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 26.1 +0.8 29.0 27th 15.9 +1.0 10.8 11th 12.2 47.0 low 26%
Ingham Composite 26.6 +1.4 30.5 27th 15.5 +0.8 10.9 12th 25.7 45.8 average 56%
Innisfail 26.1 +1.6 28.2 30th 17.6 +1.5 13.8 11th 54.2 188.1 low 29%
Lucinda Point 24.1 +0.2 27.2 27th 18.9 0.0 16.1 11th 49.6 34.0 high 146%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 26.0 +1.7 28.9 27th 16.3 +0.5 11.5 11th 28.2 152.1 very low 19%
Townsville Aero 27.1 +1.6 30.7 27th 14.0 −0.5 9.2 10th 0.4 20.5 very low 2%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 25.8 +1.0 29.7 27th 15.2 −0.4 10.6 10th 7.8 21.9 low 36%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.8 +1.4 29.6 7th 13.2 +0.3 8.4 20th 3.2 25.2 low 13%
Bowen Airport 26.3 +1.4 30.0 27th 13.8 −1.4 8.4 11th 2.7 23.9 low 11%
Collinsville Post Office 27.1 +2.0 29.0 26th 9.9 −0.5 3.6 12th 5.4 27.3 average 20%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.9   27.7 27th 19.5   16.5 12th 11.2
Mackay Aero 24.3 +1.3 28.0 27th 11.9 −0.8 4.1 12th 30.0 66.6 average 45%
Mackay M.O 23.2 +1.3 28.0 7th 14.3 +0.2 8.2 12th 40.0 64.2 average 62%
Proserpine Airport 25.8 +1.3 29.6 7th 11.4 −1.6 4.9 12th 15.0 40.7 low 37%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.9   27.0 23rd 10.3   2.6 12th 66.6
St Lawrence 25.6   29.6 7th 10.9   4.7 13th 6.6
St Lawrence Post Office 26.0 +1.7 29.8 7th 12.3 +0.2 6.1 13th 7.5 49.6 low 15%
Williamson 25.9   29.5 7th 9.6   3.9 11th 7.8
Woolshed 23.8 +2.3 27.3 15th 11.5 −0.3 2.8 11th 4.4 27.5 low 16%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 22.8 +1.0 29.2 7th 12.7 −0.9 2.7 12th 23.8 61.7 low 39%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 26.4 +1.4 29.2 26th 11.9 −1.1 7.1 17th 0 22.1 very low 0%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 25.5 +1.8 28.3 22nd 10.9 −0.4 5.2 13th 16.8 22.9 average 73%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Brigalow Research Stn 23.9 +1.8 27.8 22nd 8.1 +0.2 −1.2 12th 16.2 29.2 average 55%
Clermont Sirius St 25.2 +2.1 28.5 24th 6.6 −1.5 −0.5 13th 9.6 34.3 average 28%
Emerald Airport 24.3 +1.0 27.9 6th 9.0 −1.3 1.4 13th 13.4 33.3 average 40%
Rolleston 23.9 +1.0 26.6 24th 6.8 −0.4 1.0 12th 25.1 36.2 average 69%
Springsure Dame St 22.7 +0.4 26.4 24th 7.9 +0.9 2.6 13th 26.8 37.9 average 71%
Tambo Post Office 22.8 +1.2 26.6 30th 5.8 +0.9 −2.2 12th 22.3 28.6 average 78%
Taroom Post Office 23.2 +1.8 26.2 5th 6.7 +0.4 −2.4 12th 18.4 36.4 average 51%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 24.1 +1.3 28.5 30th 9.7 +0.8 4.2 12th 11.0 24.3 average 45%
Blackall Airport 23.0   27.3 30th 7.6   2.3 12th 32.4
Isisford Post Office 24.0 +1.1 28.9 30th 8.5 +0.7 2.0 13th 43.0 21.1 high 204%
Longreach Aero 25.6 +1.8 30.3 26th 7.9 −0.3 1.5 13th 7.4 16.4 average 45%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 27.3 +1.3 33.4 30th 9.2 −0.6 3.6 18th 0 9.9 lowest 0%
The Monument Airport 25.2   32.8 30th 7.9   3.4 18th 0
Trepell Airport 25.6   29.8 14th 8.8   4.1 18th 0
Urandangi 25.8 +1.5 34.0 30th 6.4 −2.0 2.5 18th 0 9.5 lowest 0%
Winton Airport 26.5   31.6 30th 8.1   3.0 13th 1.8
Winton Post Office 25.9 +1.3 30.8 30th 10.0 +0.6 5.1 11th 17.9 18.3 average 98%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 22.7   32.9 30th 8.1   4.7 19th 1.0 13.0 average 8%
Boulia Airport 24.7 +1.4 33.4 30th 8.8 −0.1 5.9 18th 0.1 10.4 average 1%
Windorah Post Office 23.0 +1.3 29.9 30th 9.1 +1.5 4.6 12th 38.0 16.7 high 228%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 25.0 +1.4 27.8 24th 8.4 −0.5 −1.2 12th 19.4 35.4 average 55%
Bundaberg Aero 22.8 +0.2 27.1 7th 12.0 +0.5 4.3 12th 35.4 50.1 average 71%
Gayndah Airport 22.6   25.6 15th 8.4   0.5 12th 56.6
Gayndah Post Office 23.4 +1.0 26.4 4th 8.6 +1.1 0.7 12th 71.0 40.1 high 177%
Gladstone Airport 24.3 +1.0 29.1 7th 12.6 −0.7 5.2 12th 13.8 45.3 low 30%
Gladstone Radar 25.1 +1.9 28.9 7th 14.5 +0.2 8.0 12th 16.2 38.9 average 42%
Lady Elliot Island 22.2 +0.4 24.8 7th 17.3 −0.2 10.4 30th 114.4 93.6 high 122%
Monto Township 22.7 +1.6 25.3 23rd 6.6 −0.2 −3.9 12th 22.4 38.2 average 59%
Rockhampton Aero 26.0 +2.6 30.3 7th 10.9 0.0 2.7 12th 7.8 38.6 low 20%
Rundle Island 21.7 +0.4 24.4 23rd 17.2 +0.3 11.4 12th
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 22.1 +0.3 24.8 14th 15.4 +0.2 9.4 12th 71.6 110.3 average 65%
Seventeen Seventy 22.9 +1.0 25.2 23rd 14.7 0.0 8.3 12th 64.0 68.7 average 93%
Thangool Winston Street 24.1 +0.5 26.8 22nd 7.7 +0.7 −2.8 12th 15.6 33.1 average 47%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 21.3 −0.3 23.7 7th 7.8 +0.8 −2.5 12th 68.2 46.7 high 146%
Archerfield Airport 21.1 −0.3 23.2 6th 9.5 +0.3 2.3 12th 92.4 67.2 high 138%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 20.7   23.0 2nd 7.4   −1.5 12th 72.2
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.7 0.0 24.8 15th 10.7 −0.1 4.1 12th 198.8 75.6 very high 263%
Brisbane* 21.6 +0.7 24.4 5th 11.3 +0.4 5.5 12th 87.6 64.9 average 135%
Brisbane Aero 21.1 −0.2 24.0 5th 10.6 +0.1 3.4 12th 91.6 73.8 average 124%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.0 +0.4 22.6 6th 14.8 +0.6 9.0 11th 103.8 137.3 average 76%
Coolangatta 21.0 0.0 23.4 24th 10.4 −1.0 2.2 11th 184.4 132.7 high 139%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.0 +0.9 24.9 7th 15.2 +0.2 8.7 11th 111.2 119.6 average 93%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.4 +0.1 24.4 5th 12.3 −0.9 6.4 12th 139.8 123.3 average 113%
Gympie 22.1 0.0 24.7 7th 8.0 +0.1 −1.8 12th 75.4 61.3 high 123%
Hervey Bay Airport 21.9 0.0 25.0 7th 11.2 −0.8 1.8 12th 64.8 86.3 low 75%
Hinze Dam 20.3 −0.9 22.5 7th 11.2 −0.5 5.3 12th 160.4 76.6 high 209%
Jimna Forestry 18.1   21.0 15th 7.0   −2.9 12th 90.0 57.3 high 157%
Kingaroy Airport 19.9   23.3 6th 5.7   −5.0 12th 74.6
Logan City Water Treatment 21.3 −0.4 23.9 6th 10.6 +0.8 3.5 12th 116.2 72.1 high 161%
Maleny Tamarind St 19.2   22.0 16th 10.2   2.9 12th 158.2 107.2 high 148%
Maroochydore Aero 21.7 +0.5 25.5 7th 10.8 −0.6 1.5 12th 115.8 118.9 average 97%
Maryborough 22.4 0.0 25.6 7th 10.2 −0.2 0.8 12th 56.2 67.7 average 83%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 21.8   24.9 7th 10.9   2.6 12th 161.2
Point Lookout 22.1 +0.6 25.4 20th 14.0 −0.6 8.0 11th 252.0 166.7 high 151%
Rainbow Beach 21.7 0.0 25.1 7th       115.0 114.9 average 100%
Redcliffe* 20.8 −0.2 23.3 5th 11.8 +0.4 4.6 12th 112.6 59.9 high 188%
Tewantin RSL Park 21.7 +0.1 25.2 7th 12.0 −0.7 4.1 12th 38.2 130.9 low 29%
Toolara 21.3 −0.6 24.0 5th 12.1 −0.3 5.7 12th 114.0 89.0 average 128%
University of Queensland Gatton 21.2 +0.2 23.8 6th 7.7 +0.1 −0.2 12th 42.8 42.7 average 100%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 14.8 +0.2 18.3 23rd 4.6 +1.5 −4.0 12th 33.0 37.9 average 87%
Dalby Airport 19.9 −0.3 22.8 6th 5.5 0.0 −4.6 12th 34.4 35.4 average 97%
Goondiwindi Airport 19.5 −0.4 23.1 24th 7.1 +1.3 −0.9 12th 34.2 37.2 average 92%
Inglewood Forest 19.1   22.1 24th 7.7   −0.9 12th 29.8 34.5 average 86%
Oakey Aero 19.1 +0.1 22.1 6th 4.9 +0.9 −5.2 12th 34.0 29.6 average 115%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.6 +0.2 19.1 23rd 4.4 +1.8 −4.0 11th 39.5 47.2 average 84%
Texas Post Office 19.0 −0.4 22.3 1st 6.7 +2.3 −2.0 12th 29.6 41.3 average 72%
Toowoomba Airport 16.9 −0.1 20.2 24th 7.7 +0.2 −1.0 11th 25.2 33.1 average 76%
Warwick 18.0 −0.6 20.7 4th 5.4 +0.7 −3.9 12th 37.4 33.9 average 110%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 20.7 +0.3 24.1 24th 6.0 +0.2 −3.5 12th 39.8 43.8 average 91%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 21.8 +1.5 25.5 24th 5.2 +0.8 −4.2 12th 53.8 30.2 high 178%
Mitchell Post Office 21.7 +2.0 25.8 22nd 5.3 +1.2 −4.9 12th 25.4 33.7 average 75%
Roma Airport 20.7 +0.5 24.6 22nd 6.6 +1.3 −3.1 12th 49.0 30.3 high 162%
St George Airport 20.3 +0.4 24.0 22nd 7.8 +1.6 −0.8 12th 22.2 37.0 average 60%
Surat 20.9 +0.7 24.8 24th 6.6 +1.1 −2.6 12th 49.4 37.1 high 133%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 20.4 +0.9 25.0 24th 7.5 +1.8 0.0 11th 74.0 30.1 high 246%
Charleville Aero 20.9 +1.1 25.5 30th 7.0 +1.5 −0.5 12th 58.8 25.0 very high 235%
Cunnamulla Post Office 20.2 +0.9 25.4 23rd 8.7 +1.9 1.0 12th 41.1 26.2 high 157%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 21.7   30.1 30th 8.7   2.6 12th 0.8
Quilpie Airport 21.2 +0.8 27.5 30th 8.7 +1.3 3.7 12th 64.5 20.5 very high 315%
Thargomindah Airport 21.1   27.5 30th 8.9   2.8 12th 4.2 18.6 low 23%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Wednesday 1 July 2009. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Please note that the rainfall data from Bureau of Meteorology telemetry gauges (those with ALERT, AL or TM in their names) includes real-time operational data from automated systems and has not been checked.

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, averages from a nearby suitable site have been used instead (these are marked with an *). 

The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The temperature anomaly maps are calculated with respect to the reference period 1961−1990. The rainfall decile maps are based on a reference period comprising all gridded analyses from 1900 to the present available at the time the deciles are calculated.

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