Queensland in February 2010: Wet and cool in the south

  • Wetter than average across the southern districts
  • Cooler than average maximum temperatures in the south west
  • Slightly cooler than average nights in western districts

Overview

It was wetter than average across the central and western districts during February, while parts of the far north received below average summer rainfall. Area averaged across the state, and based on figures since 1900, February received 172.08 mm of rainfall (February average rainfall is 115.61mm). 

Maximum temperatures were cooler than average over the central and southern Queensland, with the largest anomalies occurring in the south west. Minimum temperatures were cooler than average in the west, while the southern east coast and adjacent inland was slightly above average.

February

At the beginning of February, Ex Tropical Cyclone Olga was lying near Barcaldine and was moving slowly south southwest. A monsoon trough extended from Ex Tropical Cyclone Olga to the northern Capricorn Coast. Consequently, in the first four days of February, moderate to heavy rain fell over the central coast, central and southern interior.

The next significant rainfall event occurred over the south east coast overnight on the 6th February. A surface trough remained stationary over the eastern interior as an upper level low developed over southern Queensland. The combination of the upper levels and the surface feature produced some very high daily totals to 9am on the 7th included Mt Tamborine with 364mm, Canungra with 305mm, Nerang with 280mm and Oxenford with 279mm. 

Heavy rainfall due to severe thunderstorms in the Ipswich and western suburbs area occurred on the evening of the 15th. Again, on the 16th of February, very heavy rainfall and localised flash flooding occurred in the greater Brisbane area as severe thunderstorms developed over the south east coast.  Some suburbs including Milton, Auchenflower, East Brisbane and Stones Corner were submerged underwater by the afternoon of the 16th.   

On the same day, a tornado was observed near Atherton, in the tablelands west of Cairns, while another tornado was seen near Oakey.  A surface trough extended from north east to south east Queensland while an upper trough was moving eastwards across southern Queensland. The very humid and unstable air mass in the north and east of the surface trough provided these suitable conditions.

By the month's end, a monsoon trough extended from a large monsoon low located over the Northern Territory, to the Torres Strait and into the northern Coral Sea. The monsoon low extended a thundery rain band into western parts of the state, and drifted slowly south east into southern Queensland.

Rainfall

Area averaged across the state, and based on figures since 1900, Queensland received 172.08 mm of rainfall (February average rainfall is 115.61 mm). 

The wettest overall was 995.6 mm at Samuel Hill Aero and then 908 mm at Byfield Childs Road, both on the Capricornia Coast.

Some sites had their highest total February rainfall on record and some sites had their highest total February rainfall for at least 20 years

The wettest single day was 364.4 mm at Mt Tamborine Fern St on the 7th, and some sites had their highest February daily rainfall on record

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

Temperature

Area averaged across the state, and based on figures since 1950, the mean maximum temperature was 32.82 C, or -1.17 C below average (average February maximum temperature is 33.99 C). The mean minimum temperature was 22.53 C, or +0.14  C above average (average February minimum temperature is 22.39 C). 

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was 40.2 C at The Monument Airport on the 9th, and the warmest days on average were 36.4 C at Urandangi.

The coolest days on average were 25.4 C at Applethorpe, and the coldest day was 19.9 C, also at Applethorpe, on the 24th.

Some sites had their highest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years. Some sites had their lowest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.

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

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was 12.8 C at Applethorpe on the 11th, and the coolest nights on average were 15.9 C at Applethorpe.

The warmest nights on average were 26.9 C at Willis Island, while the warmest night was 29.3 C at Sweers Island on the 10th.

Some sites had their highest February mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest February mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

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

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Extremes in February 2010
Hottest day 40.2 C at The Monument Airport on the 9th
Warmest days on average 36.4 C at Urandangi
Coolest days on average 25.4 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 19.9 C at Applethorpe on the 24th
Coldest night 12.8 C at Applethorpe on the 11th
Coolest nights on average 15.9 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.9 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 29.3 C at Sweers Island on the 10th
Wettest overall 995.6 mm at Samuel Hill Aero
Wettest day364.4 mm at Mt Tamborine Fern St on the 7th
Highest wind gust 102 km/h at Rundle Island on the 1st

Record highest February daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in February 2010 (mm)
Previous highest
for February
Years of
record
Mt Tamborine Fern St 364.4 on the 7th 306.1 on the 6th in 1931 106
Canungra Finch Road 305.0 on the 7th 274.3 on the 18th in 1956 91
Rewan Station 162.4 on the 1st 156.2 on the 3rd in 1911 72
Meandarra Post Office 73.4 on the 15th 72.1 on the 26th in 1945 68
Daintree Tea 339.0 on the 21st 318.8 on the 5th in 1967 45
Hazelmere 194.0 on the 22nd 192.0 on the 1st in 1993 37
Maclean Bridge 128.8 on the 7th 102.0 on the 2nd in 1990 28
Lawn Hill Gorge NPWS 112.0 on the 20th 105.5 on the 27th in 1992 25



Record highest total February rainfall
Total rainfall
for February 2010 (mm)
Previous highest
for February
Years of
record
Average for
February
Woodlands 204.8 204.4 in 1947 106 63.3
Byfield Childs Road 908.0 891.3 in 1929 81 324.1
Wyseby 511.6 317.3 in 1971 58 123.4
Karoola Park 193.4 179.6 in 1988 56 61.6
Brigalow Research Stn 342.6 298.7 in 1997 42 109.7
Lochinvar 211.0 209.0 in 1997 31 77.2
Roma Airport 277.4 203.6 in 1997 25 90.3

Highest total February rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for February 2010 (mm)
Most recent higher
for February
Years since
higher
Average for
February
Tambo Post Office 273.3 278.7 in 1890 120 77.3
Gillespie 255.6 285.5 in 1890 117 79.2
Mitchell Post Office 258.3 389.0 in 1906 104 72.1
Pacific Heights 651.2 731.9 in 1929 80 236.5
Surat 237.6 260.1 in 1953 57 74.2
Rockley 443.2 518.1 in 1954 56 151.5
Rolleston 332.5 568.1 in 1954 56 94.0
Wallumbilla Post Office 212.6 267.7 in 1954 56 76.7
Alpha Post Office 212.8 298.6 in 1956 54 87.5
Canungra Finch Road 450.0 613.8 in 1956 54 167.8
Injune Post Office 248.8 305.0 in 1956 54 88.6
Orion 395.4 486.8 in 1954 54 100.4
Taroom Post Office 341.8 421.1 in 1954 54 88.5
Yuleba Garden St 175.8 284.9 in 1959 51 76.2
Drillham Post Office 195.2 228.9 in 1959 49 74.3
Somerby 261.6 289.0 in 1961 49 92.5
Wharton Creek Station 267.0 270.0 in 1961 49 96.2
Springsure Comet St 293.4 361.6 in 1961 46 110.5
Peakvale Station 346.4 351.2 in 1954 45 110.0
Rewan Station 444.1 737.2 in 1954 43 137.1
Brian Pastures 206.6 296.4 in 1971 39 95.6
Proston Post Office 183.6 301.4 in 1971 39 98.0
Rosedale Post Office 615.6 840.4 in 1971 39 183.4
Gracemere - Lucas St 374.0 429.3 in 1971 38 142.8
Barcaldine Post Office 209.3 227.6 in 1973 37 78.5
Charleville Aero 244.6 294.7 in 1973 37 70.5
Glenlands 356.7 394.9 in 1971 37 143.1
Glenwood 232.8 365.8 in 1971 37 92.8
Jochmus 295.4 306.4 in 1973 36 98.4
Bauhinia Downs Store 283.2 354.1 in 1971 35 108.4
Rosehill 138.6 288.8 in 1976 34 63.8
Urandangi 231.3 271.3 in 1977 33 65.4
Yangan Post Office 172.0 291.8 in 1976 33 81.2
Anakie Richardson St 310.0 382.0 in 1978 32 110.3
Bungaban TM 172.4 248.4 in 1896 32 76.2
Comet Post Office 186.6 197.0 in 1978 32 90.2
Eromanga - Webber St 148.6 216.0 in 1977 32 38.1
Orientos Station 126.4 155.9 in 1979 31 24.5
Toliness Station 234.0 237.8 in 1976 31 79.2
Nerang Gilston Rd 478.8 664.0 in 1976 29 211.9
Werrington Station 376.5 389.4 in 1981 29 184.0
Beaudesert Cryna 243.6 268.4 in 1981 28 123.1
Blackbutt Post Office 233.6 237.0 in 1981 28 117.2
Cowan Downs Station 386.5 494.4 in 1979 28 165.0
Monto Township 226.4 434.2 in 1971 27 113.3
Dunmore State Forest 159.3 221.2 in 1990 20 84.7
Maclean Bridge 226.8 288.7 in 1990 20 105.2


Highest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for February 2010 (C)
Most recent higher
for February
Years since
higher
Average for
February
Lockhart River Airport 32.4 33.1 in 1990 20 31.3



Lowest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for February 2010 (C)
Most recent lower
for February
Years since
lower
Average for
February
Quilpie Airport 31.5 30.0 in 1976 34 35.6
Tambo Post Office 31.0 29.9 in 1976 34 33.8
Longreach Aero 32.3 31.9 in 1979 31 35.8
Windorah Post Office 33.5 33.1 in 1979 31 36.6



Record highest February mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for February 2010 (C)
Previous highest
for February
Years of
record
Average for
February
Mackay M.O 24.4 = 24.4 in 1981 50 23.4
Lockhart River Airport 24.3 = 24.3 in 2009 44 23.6

Highest February mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for February 2010 (C)
Most recent higher
for February
Years since
higher
Average for
February
Oakey Aero 19.1 20.1 in 1981 29 17.6
Mackay Aero 24.1 24.3 in 1954 20 23.1



^ These gauges are known to have failed during the season

Summary statistics for February 2010
Maximum temperatures
for February
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for February
(C)
Rainfall
for February
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2010
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2010
Mean for
February
2010
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2010
Total for
February
2010
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2010
Fraction of
February
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.4 +0.9 35.3 19th 26.4 +0.5 24.8 3rd 158.2 257.4 low 61%
Coen Airport 32.8   34.9 7th 24.0   21.8 5th 316.6
Horn Island 31.7 +1.3 33.6 19th 25.5 +0.6 22.5 4th 313.8 481.5 low 65%
Weipa Aero 32.2 +0.9 33.8 28th 25.0 +0.9 23.0 10th 195.8 569.6 v low 34%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 32.4 +1.1 35.2 5th 24.3 +0.7 22.7 9th 422.4 388.4 average 109%
Musgrave 33.7 +1.1 36.5 5th 24.0 +0.8 22.6 4th 488.5 294.1 v high 166%
Palmerville 32.7 +0.2 35.0 6th 23.6 +0.9 21.5 3rd 268.0 264.8 average 101%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.2   37.2 8th 24.6   21.6 5th 512.2 194.3 v high 264%
Century Mine 34.8   38.9 3rd 24.0   21.7 5th 250.8
Cloncurry Airport 33.4 -2.8 37.2 4th 23.4 -0.9 20.3 1st 82.4 106.7 average 77%
Croydon Township 33.6 -1.0 36.6 7th 24.5 +0.6 22.3 25th 220.4 179.2 average 123%
Julia Creek Airport 34.2   36.5 8th 22.8   18.6 2nd 25.6 106.4 low 24%
Kowanyama Airport 32.7 +0.4 34.7 9th 25.1 +0.9 22.9 11th 198.6 360.6 low 55%
Mornington Island 32.8 +1.1 35.5 6th 25.7 +0.3 23.1 14th 352.8 305.9 average 115%
Mount Isa Aero 34.1 -1.2 39.6 9th 22.9 -0.5 19.3 3rd 198.4 101.7 high 195%
Normanton Airport 32.9   35.8 7th 25.3   22.1 4th 246.2 196.4 average 125%
Sweers Island 32.7   36.0 2nd 26.1   23.4 4th 472.3 310.9 high 152%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 32.8   35.8 7th 22.8   20.4 11th 259.6
Hughenden Airport 32.6 -2.3 35.6 7th 22.5 -0.3 19.5 3rd 92.2 91.7 average 101%
Richmond Airport 33.9 -1.9 36.5 8th 22.2 -0.7 18.6 2nd 83.0 88.9 average 93%
Richmond Post Office 34.5 -1.2 36.8 8th 22.6 +0.1 19.2 2nd 49.5 103.8 average 48%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 32.2 +1.0 36.9 4th 24.4 +0.6 23.4 18th 296.4 450.2 average 66%
Cape Flattery 32.4   35.4 1st 24.7   23.4 27th 301.4
Cooktown Airport 32.4 +0.7 36.9 5th 24.5 +0.1 23.4 3rd 381.8 297.3 average 128%
Green Island 30.8 +0.4 35.3 3rd 25.8 +0.5 24.2 23rd
Kairi Research Station 29.2 +1.7 32.5 4th 20.2 +0.7 18.2 9th 193.7 270.3 average 72%
Mareeba Airport 31.1 +0.8 34.1 5th 21.7 +0.2 19.6 2nd 284.4 269.0 average 106%
Walkamin Research Station 30.1 +1.1 33.6 5th 21.0 +0.5 18.8 2nd 228.5 253.4 average 90%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 32.4 +1.2 38.0 2nd 24.2 +1.3 22.2 3rd 526.9 469.0 average 112%
Ingham Composite 32.1 +0.5 37.9 3rd 23.8 +0.6 22.6 24th 490.4 477.9 average 103%
Innisfail 32.0 +1.4 36.7 2nd 24.3 +1.5 23.2 25th 461.9 598.6 average 77%
Lucinda Point 30.3 +0.1 33.1 2nd 25.4 +0.3 23.0 12th 206.6 209.4 average 99%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.8 +1.1 36.4 2nd 23.5 +0.8 21.9 2nd 323.8 574.2 low 56%
Townsville Aero 31.1 0.0 33.3 4th 24.7 +0.6 22.7 19th 394.0 307.5 average 128%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 31.2 +0.1 33.1 6th 24.9 +0.3 22.4 19th 402.8 289.9 high 139%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.1 -0.3 34.5 3rd 23.8 +1.1 22.7 24th 286.0 246.8 average 116%
Bowen Airport     33.6 25th 24.3 +0.4 23.2 24th 530.2 242.9 high 218%
Collinsville Post Office 32.6 -0.1 37.6 4th 23.0 +1.2 22.0 3rd 194.4 164.7 high 118%
Hamilton Island Airport 29.7   31.7 4th 25.2   23.4 13th 385.6
Mackay Aero 30.4 +0.4 32.5 16th 24.1 +1.0 22.4 18th 464.6 376.4 average 123%
Mackay M.O 30.4 +0.8 32.8 16th 24.4 +1.0 22.6 5th 374.4 326.4 average 115%
Proserpine Airport 30.7 -0.4 35.6 3rd 23.5 +0.7 21.8 12th 646.2 371.2 high 174%
Samuel Hill Aero 29.3 -1.1 32.2 23rd 22.8 +0.9 21.1 13th 995.6 370.6 v high 269%
St Lawrence 30.7   34.4 24th 23.6   21.8 1st 549.6
St Lawrence Post Office 31.0 -0.4 33.8 24th 23.5 +1.1 18.6 1st 548.6 199.7 v high 275%
Williamson 30.1   33.5 24th 23.4   20.8 1st 598.0
Woolshed 28.0 +0.2 34.2 3rd 21.1 +0.1 17.8 3rd 174.0 286.8 average 61%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.3 -2.1 29.1 24th 22.4 -1.4 16.8 1st 510.0 172.7 high 295%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.4 -0.3 37.0 6th 22.5 +0.1 20.2 3rd 221.0 153.4 high 144%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 31.5 -1.7 35.7 5th 22.4 +0.6 20.1 27th 185.3 100.6 high 184%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Brigalow Research Stn 30.7 -1.8 33.6 23rd 21.6 +1.0 18.4 27th 342.6 109.7 highest 312%
Clermont Sirius St 30.8 -2.3 34.3 7th 22.2 +1.1 19.3 27th 231.8 115.8 high 200%
Emerald Airport 31.2 -2.4 34.3 14th 22.1 0.0 19.5 27th 216.2 84.2 v high 257%
Rolleston 30.9 -2.9 34.0 14th 21.6 +0.8 18.8 28th 332.5 94.0 v high 354%
Springsure Comet St 30.2 -2.3 33.9 24th 21.1 +0.6 18.3 27th 293.4 110.5 v high 266%
Tambo Post Office 31.0 -2.8 34.5 24th 20.9 +0.9 18.0 6th 273.3 77.3 v high 354%
Taroom Post Office 31.6 -1.2 35.4 23rd 21.3 +0.9 17.8 27th 341.8 88.5 v high 386%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.3 -2.2 34.8 24th 22.8 +0.2 18.9 1st 209.3 78.5 v high 267%
Blackall Airport 31.5   34.2 7th 21.9   19.7 1st 227.0 81.8 v high 278%
Isisford Post Office     35.4 24th 22.7 +0.3 19.9 1st 121.1 73.8 high 164%
Longreach Aero 32.3 -3.5 34.6 13th 22.0 -0.6 18.9 3rd 78.4 78.8 average 99%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.1 -0.1 39.6 3rd 23.7 0.0 20.6 7th 109.8 92.5 average 119%
The Monument Airport 35.0 -1.8 40.2 9th 22.7 -0.9 18.9 6th 137.2 51.2 v high 268%
Trepell Airport 35.0   39.5 8th 23.0   19.3 1st
Urandangi 36.4 -0.8 40.0 9th 21.7 -1.7 18.0 11th 231.3 65.4 v high 354%
Winton Airport 34.2   37.8 8th 22.8   18.9 3rd 66.8
Winton Post Office 34.7 -1.5 38.3 8th 23.3 +0.3 19.5 2nd 78.9 86.7 average 91%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 36.3 -1.8 40.0 9th 22.9 -1.6 18.0 2nd 31.9 35.3 average 90%
Birdsville Airport 34.9 -3.4 39.5 12th 23.8 -1.2 19.2 3rd 151.4 36.1 v high 419%
Boulia Airport 36.1 -1.3 40.1 9th 23.3 -0.7 19.4 3rd 30.7 50.6 average 61%
Windorah Post Office 33.5 -3.1 37.0 23rd 23.2 -0.3 18.3 1st 82.9 49.3 high 168%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 32.1 -1.3 36.6 12th 22.0 +0.9 19.0 27th 262.8 115.4 v high 228%
Bundaberg Aero 29.5 -0.4 33.3 23rd 22.5 +1.1 20.1 27th 372.0 163.6 v high 227%
Gayndah Airport 31.1   35.8 23rd 21.3   17.5 26th 230.0
Gladstone Airport 29.4 -1.1 32.4 24th 23.2 +0.2 21.1 2nd 448.2 195.6 high 229%
Gladstone Radar 29.7 -1.2 33.2 23rd 23.0 +0.6 20.8 2nd 396.2 148.3 high 267%
Lady Elliot Island 29.2 +0.1 31.5 14th 24.4 +0.5 21.9 2nd 253.4 172.0 high 147%
Monto Township 29.6 -1.6 33.0 23rd 20.3 +1.4 16.3 27th 226.4 113.3 v high 200%
Rockhampton Aero 30.1 -1.2 33.6 23rd 23.2 +1.1 21.2 27th 262.4 144.7 high 181%
Rundle Island 27.9 -0.4 30.4 7th 24.0 -0.5 20.9 1st
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 29.7 +0.4 32.1 6th 22.6 +0.2 20.2 2nd 328.0 169.9 v high 193%
Seventeen Seventy 29.0 -0.1 32.5 14th 23.1 +0.4 21.1 5th 391.3 194.4 v high 201%
Thangool Airport 30.8 -2.2 34.1 23rd 20.7 +0.8 16.9 27th 192.5 97.5 high 197%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 30.5 +0.1 36.6 15th 20.1 +0.6 17.0 26th 105.8^ 120.5 average 88%
Archerfield Airport 29.9 +0.3 34.2 23rd 20.9 +0.9 18.3 22nd 266.0 153.0 high 174%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.0   34.8 15th 19.6   16.6 26th 248.2
Beerburrum Forest Station 29.7 0.0 34.8 15th 20.6 +0.9 17.7 12th 392.6 198.2 high 198%
Brisbane 30.1 +0.1 33.5 23rd 22.0 +0.7 19.6 26th 272.4 127.7 v high 213%
Brisbane Aero 29.1 0.0 31.2 15th 21.8 +0.7 19.4 22nd 114.6 121.1 average 95%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 28.4 +1.6 30.3 4th 23.2 +1.2 20.3 26th 102.0 157.3 average 65%
Coolangatta 29.1 +1.0 30.6 15th 21.4 +0.6 19.0 22nd 272.4 172.1 high 158%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 29.4 +1.8 31.6 5th 23.2 +0.7 21.3 21st 73.6 165.5 low 44%
Gold Coast Seaway 29.3 +0.9 31.9 15th 22.1 +0.3 20.9 22nd 299.8 177.3 high 169%
Gympie 29.5 -0.9 33.6 23rd 20.4 +0.8 17.0 12th 164.6 167.6 average 98%
Hervey Bay Airport 29.9 -0.2 32.7 23rd 22.9 +0.8 19.7 27th 168.8 147.0 average 115%
Jimna Forestry 26.6 -0.7 31.2 15th 18.4 +0.9 15.8 26th 219.0 121.6 v high 180%
Kingaroy Airport 28.6 -1.3 33.5 15th 18.8 +1.1 14.0 26th 74.0 97.0 average 76%
Logan City Water Treatment 29.3 0.0 33.3 23rd 21.6 +1.3 18.4 14th 319.1 157.3 v high 203%
Maleny Tamarind St 26.0   31.5 15th 19.4   16.5 26th 601.4 315.5 high 191%
Maroochydore Aero 29.5 +0.9 33.2 15th 22.1 +0.9 18.3 12th 165.4 175.9 average 94%
Maryborough 30.1 -0.1 33.5 23rd 21.9 +1.3 19.9 26th 107.2 174.6 average 61%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 28.8   34.1 15th 21.2   18.6 12th 324.2
Point Lookout 29.9 +0.8 32.0 20th 22.4 -0.2 19.0 27th 179.8 136.1 high 132%
Rainbow Beach 28.9 +0.2 31.2 15th       114.4 206.6 average 55%
Redcliffe 28.9   32.7 15th 22.2   19.9 26th ^
Tewantin RSL Park 28.4 0.0 31.9 15th 22.5 +0.6 20.1 12th 182.6 214.0 average 85%
Toolara (Kelly) 30.2 -0.6 34.0 12th 21.2 +0.5 19.5 27th 151.6 199.4 average 76%
University of Queensland Gatton 30.7 0.0 36.1 15th 20.1 +1.1 15.7 26th 124.8 100.8 average 124%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 25.4 +0.1 30.6 14th 15.9 +0.9 12.8 11th
Dalby Airport 30.9 -0.5 36.8 15th 19.3 +0.7 15.6 26th 67.0 87.8 average 76%
Goondiwindi Airport 33.2 +0.7 37.1 23rd 20.9 +1.2 16.2 26th 28.8 81.4 v low 35%
Inglewood Forest 31.7 -0.8 36.1 23rd 18.8 +0.6 14.2 26th 79.8 62.3 average 128%
Oakey Aero 29.9 0.0 36.2 15th 19.1 +1.5 14.8 26th 61.4 83.0 average 74%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 25.7 -0.7 33.0 14th 16.4 +0.9 13.5 11th 54.6 85.9 average 64%
Texas Post Office 32.5 -0.1 36.0 13th 19.8 +1.6 14.5 26th 61.6 77.0 average 80%
Toowoomba Airport 26.2 -1.2 31.2 23rd 18.0 +0.4 15.1 26th 156.6 113.7 high 138%
Warwick 28.4 -1.1 32.2 14th 17.6 +0.6 14.8 22nd 62.6 66.7 average 94%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 30.8 -1.9 35.0 23rd 20.5 +0.5 17.0 26th 139.4 88.3 high 158%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 29.9 -2.3 34.1 24th 20.2 +1.1 16.9 27th 248.8 88.6 v high 281%
Mitchell Post Office 30.6 -2.3 34.6 14th 20.5 +1.0 17.4 2nd 258.3 72.1 v high 358%
Roma Airport 30.2 -2.5 34.4 24th 20.6 +0.3 16.6 27th 277.4 90.3 highest 307%
St George Airport 30.9 -2.9 35.5 23rd 21.2 +0.1 18.8 3rd 124.2 56.3 high 221%
Surat 30.7 -2.8 34.4 23rd 20.3 0.0 16.9 27th 237.6 74.2 v high 320%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 31.7 -2.6 35.5 23rd 21.6 +0.6 17.5 27th 118.9 53.5 high 222%
Charleville Aero 30.8 -3.0 34.0 23rd 21.4 +0.1 19.1 27th 244.6 70.5 v high 347%
Cunnamulla Post Office 31.4 -3.4 35.4 22nd 21.7 0.0 18.1 3rd 140.6 51.3 v high 274%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 31.5   36.5 23rd 22.8   17.7 2nd 165.2 26.0 v high 635%
Quilpie Airport 31.5 -4.1 35.8 23rd 22.6 -0.7 17.4 2nd 169.3 50.1 v high 338%
Thargomindah Airport 31.7 -4.8 37.3 22nd 23.2 -1.2 18.2 2nd 198.6 46.4 v high 428%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Queensland using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 1 March 2010. 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 9 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
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.

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