Queensland in March 2010:
Widespread rainfall; extensive flooding; Tropical Cyclone Ului crosses the east coast
- Exceptional rainfall event during first week.
- 17.1% of Queensland had its wettest March day on record on the 1st or 2nd.
- Widespread flooding in western, southern and central Queensland.
- Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului crossed the east coast on the 21st.
Heavy, widespread rainfall and flooding
At the end of February, a monsoon low moved eastwards into
Queensland, bringing widespread heavy rain, first to southwest
Queensland on the
28th of February and then the 1st of March, then spreading further east
into the southern interior on
the 1st and 2nd. Moist easterly flow, combined with a second low which
formed off the coast near Fraser Island, also brought heavy rain to
coastal regions of southeast Queensland.
The main low weakened and drifted south after the 2nd.
Widespread major flooding developed over the 2nd and 3rd of March on many of the rivers of southern inland Queensland. Major flooding occurred in the Diamantina, Barcoo and Cooper Creek, Bulloo, Paroo, Warrego, Wallam and Mungallala Creeks, Maranoa, Balonne, Condamine, Moonie, Weir and Dawson river catchments. Some record flood heights occurred in a number of catchments, including the Balonne at St George and Surat, the Paroo at Eulo, Wallam Creek at Bollon, and the Moonie at Thallon. The Dawson River at Theodore and Moura reached its highest level since 1956, and the Warrego at Cunnamulla its highest since 1990.
Tropical Cyclone Ului
Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului was initially analysed as a tropical low
situated in the Pacific Ocean to the north of Vanuatu on the 8th of
low then traversed across the northern islands of Vanuatu and into the
far northeast Coral Sea before it developed into a tropical cyclone
late in the day on the 12th of March. Ului then rapidly intensified
the next couple of days into a severe tropical cyclone as it moved in a
westerly direction to the south of the Solomon Islands.
From the 15th to the 17th of March, Ului became a slow moving system as it gradually adopted a south to south westerly track. Ului underwent a weakening phase as the system moved across the Coral Sea due to a combination of increased wind shear from an upper trough crossing the Tasman Sea and cool sea surface temperatures.
As Ului fell under the influence of an upper ridge on the 18th of March the system accelerated towards the Queensland east coast, and reintensified into a severe tropical cyclone. Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului made landfall near Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast at approximately 1.30am on the 21st of March.
Significant wind damage was reported around the Central Coast and Whitsundays district, mainly between Airlie Beach and Mackay. Reports of damage include widespread tree damage, large areas of sugarcane destroyed and localised structural damage, particularly to roofs. About 50,000 homes lost power following the passage of the system. Many boats were also damaged or destroyed due to the large seas and swell created by Ului, particularly around Shute Harbour near Airlie Beach.
the 1st of March the most extreme falls occurred in far western
Queensland where rainfall totals of over 150 mm occurred in parts,
followed by similarly heavy falls on the 2nd of March further east
through much of southern inland Queensland, particularly the Warrego
and Maranoa districts.
17.1% of Queensland had its wettest March day on record on one of these two days (7.9% on the 1st and 9.2% on the 2nd).
In the 24 hours to 9am on the 1st, the highest daily rainfall total in Queensland was 188 mm at Bedourie Police Station, followed by 168 mm at Birdsville Airport, followed by 163 mm at Glengyle (all in the Lower Western district). These were all new annual extreme daily rainfall totals for these stations. Roseberth Station in the Lower Western district also had a new annual extreme daily rainfall total and Windorah Post Office, also in the Lower Western district, had a record March daily rainfall total.
These daily rainfall totals at Bedourie and Birdsville were near the long-term annual average rainfall totals at these locations – in other words a full year’s worth of average rainfall fell on just one day! Birdsville has received 375 mm for the year so far (as of 4 March), more than double its annual average and already enough to rank as its seventh wettest year on record, and its wettest year since 1974. In the 24 hours to 9am on the 2nd, the highest daily rainfall total in Queensland was 168 mm at Old Cashmere, north of St. George, 165 mm at Mitchell, and 161 mm at Coomera on the Gold Coast.
Some sites had their highest March daily rainfall on record.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului crossed the Queensland coast near Airlie Beach early on the 21st of March, and continued to move in a west south-west direction across the central coast as weakening system. Heavy rain fell on the southern flank of this system and very destructive wind gusts occurred near the cyclone centre, with the Hamilton Island station recording a maximum wind gust of 202 km/hr.
The highest daily rainfall totals recorded during the month occurred in the East Central Coast district on the 21st, with 452 mm at Clark Range Alert*, 332 mm at Finch Hatton Alert*, 261 mm at Rowallan Park Alert* and 258.5 mm at Mt Jukes.
The wettest overall was 2023 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station, 907.4 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom Station, and 825.0 mm at Corsis Alert*.Some sites had their highest total March rainfall on record. Some sites had their highest total March rainfall for at least 20 years.
Some sites had their highest March daily rainfall on record. See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.
*Alert gauges are part of the flood warning network of automatic gauges and such telemetry data is not validated.
Most of the state recorded below average maximum temperatures, with the coolest anomalies occurring in the south west and central interior.
Similarly, the far western districts recorded below average minimum temperatures while the eastern districts were close to normal.
Maximum temperatureThe hottest day was 38.6 °C at Julia Creek Airport on the 21st, followed by 38.5 °C at Julia Creek Airport on the 23rd, followed by 37.9 °C at Boulia Airport on the 6th, followed by 37.9 °C at Julia Creek Airport on the 7th.
The warmest days on average were 35.4 °C at Julia Creek Airport, followed by 34.3 °C at Urandangi, followed by 34.1 °C at Century Mine.
The coolest days on average were 23.3 °C at Applethorpe, followed by 23.7 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 23.9 °C at Toowoomba Airport.
The coldest day was 17.6 °C at Applethorpe on the 2nd, followed by 18.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 2nd, followed by 18.9 °C at Applethorpe on the 1st.Some sites had their lowest March mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest March mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.
See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.
Minimum temperatureThe coldest night was 9.6 °C at Applethorpe on the 10th, followed by 10.1 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 20th, followed by 10.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 10th.
The coolest nights on average were 14.2 °C at Applethorpe, followed by 14.7 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 15.5 °C at Warwick.
The warmest nights on average were 26.1 °C at Sweers Island, followed by 26.1 °C at Willis Island, followed by 26.0 °C at Coconut Island, followed by 25.5 °C at Mornington Island.
The warmest night was 29.2 °C at Horn Island on the 3rd, followed by 28.3 °C at Willis Island on the 5th, followed by 28.3 °C at Sweers Island on the 25th, followed by 28.1 °C at Coconut Island on the 3rd, followed by 28.1 °C at Willis Island on the 3rd, followed by 28.1 °C at Green Island on the 5th, followed by 28.1 °C at Low Isles Lighthouse on the 5th.Some sites had their warmest March night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record , some sites had their highest March mean daily minimum temperature on record and some sites had their lowest March mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.
See a map of mean minimum temperatures and a map of minimum temperature anomalies.
WindThe strongest wind gusts recorded in Queensland during the month were associated with TC Ului. A gust of 202 km/h occurred at Hamilton Island Airport on the 21st, followed by 178 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on the 20th, followed by 146 km/h at Proserpine Airport on the 21st.
|Extremes in March 2010|
38.6 °C at Julia
Creek Airport on the 21st|
|Warmest days on average||35.4 °C at Julia Creek Airport|
|Coolest days on average||23.3 °C at Applethorpe|
|Coldest day||17.6 °C at Applethorpe on the 2nd|
|Coldest night||9.6 °C at Applethorpe on the 10th|
|Coolest nights on average||14.2 °C at Applethorpe|
|Warmest nights on average||
26.1 °C at Sweers
Island and Willis
|Warmest night||29.2 °C at Horn Island on the 3rd|
|Wettest overall||2023 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station|
|Wettest day||452.0 mm at Clarke Range on the 21st|
|Highest wind gust||202 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on the 21st|
|Record highest March daily rainfall|
|Highest daily rainfall|
in March 2010 (mm)
|Surat||154.0||on the 2nd||118.9||on the 1st in 1947||124|
|Taroom Post Office||124.8||on the 2nd||119.4||on the 24th in 1890||124|
|Windorah Post Office||106.2||on the 1st||102.9||on the 9th in 1887||123|
|Mitchell Post Office||165.0||on the 2nd||123.2||on the 4th in 1908||122|
|Morven Post Office||152.4||on the 2nd||125.2||on the 27th in 1890||122|
|South Comongin||158.0||on the 2nd||91.0||on the 20th in 1983||111|
|Eromanga - Webber St||103.0||on the 2nd||101.9||on the 23rd in 1926||98|
|Roseberth Station||135.2||on the 1st||130.3||on the 16th in 1950||97|
|Quilpie Airport||148.1||on the 2nd||102.6||on the 1st in 1956||93|
|Mungallala||150.4||on the 2nd||121.9||on the 7th in 1924||91|
|Glengyle||163.0||on the 1st||86.4||on the 11th in 1918||89|
|Woodlands||159.6||on the 2nd||144.0||on the 7th in 1924||86|
|Glenorie||147.0||on the 2nd||140.0||on the 11th in 1977||79|
|Glenmorgan Post Office||159.0||on the 2nd||127.0||on the 8th in 1941||77|
|Hannaford Post Office||122.6||on the 2nd||98.0||on the 11th in 1977||71|
|Meandarra Post Office||152.0||on the 2nd||109.5||on the 15th in 1937||68|
|Riverslea TM||163.0||on the 22nd||82.6||on the 29th in 1958||65|
|Bedourie Police Station||188.4||on the 1st||74.0||on the 19th in 1983||63|
|Dillalah||146.0||on the 2nd||97.0||on the 3rd in 1999||61|
|Auburn||112.0||on the 2nd||111.8||on the 18th in 1959||51|
|Trinidad||77.0||on the 2nd||75.0||on the 2nd in 1999||41|
|Oakey Aero||65.4||on the 2nd||54.0||on the 11th in 1977||40|
|Macalister||69.0||on the 2nd||60.4||on the 6th in 2007||39|
|Namarah||160.4||on the 2nd||90.2||on the 11th in 1977||39|
|Wallen||133.0||on the 2nd||53.2||on the 20th in 1983||36|
|Embreys Bridge||76.2||on the 6th||60.2||on the 27th in 1978||34|
|Bungaban TM||93.2||on the 2nd||88.4||on the 15th in 1926||31|
|Cherry Park||89.0||on the 2nd||69.0||on the 28th in 2003||26|
|Roma Airport||132.8||on the 2nd||88.8||on the 9th in 1994||25|
|Traighli||89.0||on the 2nd||82.0||on the 8th in 2000||23|
|Mt Driven||132.0||on the 2nd||63.6||on the 1st in 1999||21|
|Adavale||117.0||on the 2nd||41.0||on the 16th in 1996||20|
|Doraville Station||193.0||on the 21st||87.0||on the 4th in 1994||20|
|Record highest total March rainfall|
for March 2010 (mm)
|Charleville Aero||322.6||307.2||in 1956||68||57.7|
|Meandarra Post Office||263.5||194.4||in 1963||68||53.6|
|Bedourie Police Station||203.2||192.0||in 1950||64||20.2|
|Wansey Downs||154.2||153.0||in 1982||44||43.9|
|Oakey Aero||139.0||109.2||in 1979||40||45.3|
|Embreys Bridge||207.0||122.3||in 1992||33||54.1|
|Cherry Park||226.0||103.0||in 1999||26||40.8|
|Roma Airport||197.2||154.3||in 1994||25||48.2|
|Mt Driven||241.8||171.0||in 1999||21||54.6|
|Cooby Creek Dam||141.4||100.2||in 2002||20||44.0|
|Ripple Downs||170.4||105.0||in 2002||20||48.3|
|Highest total March rainfall for at least 20 years|
for March 2010 (mm)
Most recent higher
|Taroom Post Office||231.2||403.1||in 1890||120||62.6|
|Mitchell Post Office||224.2||254.1||in 1910||100||60.8|
|Morven Post Office||249.2||265.2||in 1910||99||58.4|
|Jandowae Post Office||196.2||356.4||in 1941||69||63.3|
|Drillham Post Office||170.0||269.3||in 1941||68||49.6|
|Jondaryan Post Office||142.2||209.3||in 1947||63||56.8|
|Roseberth Station||140.4||186.0||in 1950||60||16.8|
|Windorah Post Office||237.5||498.3||in 1950||60||39.8|
|Eromanga - Webber St||213.0||268.3||in 1950||59||32.6|
|Rosedale Post Office||327.2||396.0||in 1952||58||125.1|
|Crows Nest||207.0||333.5||in 1955||55||83.4|
|Yarraman Post Office||236.6||257.5||in 1955||55||82.6|
|Blackbutt Post Office||225.0||302.6||in 1956||54||96.9|
|Bollon Mary St||266.9||482.7||in 1956||54||49.8|
|Cunnamulla Post Office||181.8||268.9||in 1956||54||40.6|
|Mulga Downs||184.0||274.1||in 1956||54||39.0|
|Proston Post Office||180.0||182.0||in 1956||54||66.6|
|Quilpie Airport||266.5||310.3||in 1956||54||41.0|
|Pechey Forestry||221.0||249.4||in 1956||53||91.1|
|Goomboorian Webster Rd||384.5||798.5||in 1956||52||160.2|
|Esk Post Office||212.2||225.8||in 1963||47||102.5|
|Imbil Post Office||356.0||548.1||in 1963||47||146.0|
|Nanango Wills St||184.1||215.5||in 1963||47||82.0|
|Toogoolawah Post Office||184.4||302.5||in 1963||47||87.8|
|Barakula Forest Stn||162.2||192.0||in 1964||46||54.9|
|Kenilworth Township||361.3||505.4||in 1963||46||172.3|
|Woleebee Nevasa||153.4||171.7||in 1963||46||53.7|
|Kandanga Post Office||311.4||415.1||in 1963||45||150.0|
|Somerset Dam||236.2||303.1||in 1964||45||111.6|
|Cooroy Composite||490.1||604.6||in 1963||43||232.0|
|South Comongin||239.9||281.9||in 1963||43||41.6|
|Hannaford Post Office||189.3||226.0||in 1963||40||55.5|
|Cowley Station||199.0||214.5||in 1969||37||48.2|
|Eumundi - Crescent Rd||458.2||468.0||in 1964||37||234.5|
|Riverslea TM||207.0||239.3||in 1950||37||65.0|
|Maleny Tamarind St||588.0||823.0||in 1976||34||288.3|
|Landsborough Post Office||472.4||603.0||in 1976||33||240.0|
|Glenmorgan Post Office||206.0||237.4||in 1977||31||57.7|
|Te Kowai Exp Stn||551.5||567.8||in 1979||31||276.3|
|Yuleba Garden St||190.4||206.4||in 1979||31||62.1|
|Dulacca Truck Stop||170.4||184.8||in 1979||30||56.8|
|Redlands HRS||283.8||334.6||in 1978||30||162.8|
|University of Queensland Gatton||135.6||142.5||in 1982||28||78.2|
|Eidsvold Post Office||152.0||154.0||in 1982||27||74.4|
|Gatton Allan Street||127.4||216.2||in 1982||27||78.7|
|Karoola Park||224.4||324.2||in 1982||27||55.4|
|Dirranbandi High School||150.0||150.6||in 1982||26||48.9|
|Wallumbilla Post Office||154.1||184.0||in 1979||26||56.1|
|Bungaban TM||169.0||199.0||in 1927||24||60.7|
|Millmerran Post Office||219.0||284.0||in 1989||21||62.8|
|Sandy Cape Lighthouse||363.8||377.6||in 1989||21||156.2|
|Augathella Post Office||138.0||154.5||in 1990||20||61.2|
|Rewan Station||147.8||345.6||in 1990||20||84.3|
|Rockhampton Aero||144.2||447.4||in 1990||20||96.2|
|Roma Peak||256.2||331.4||in 1990||20||132.2|
|Springsure Comet St||192.9||262.5||in 1990||20||68.6|
|Record lowest March mean daily maximum temperature|
|Mean daily maximum|
for March 2010 (°C)
|Longreach Aero||31.7||= 31.7||in 1994||44||34.7|
|Lowest March mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years|
|Mean daily maximum|
for March 2010 (°C)
Most recent lower
|Windorah Post Office||31.2||29.5||in 1956||50||34.6|
|Quilpie Airport||30.6||30.1||in 1967||43||33.5|
|Monto Township||28.3||27.8||in 1971||27||30.0|
|Record highest March daily minimum temperature|
|Highest daily minimum|
in March 2010 (°C)
|Willis Island||28.3||on the 5th||28.2||on the 3rd in 2002||85||25.4|
|Record highest March mean daily minimum temperature|
|Mean daily minimum|
for March 2010 (°C)
|Proserpine Airport||22.7||22.4||in 2006||20||21.4|
|Lowest March mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years|
|Mean daily minimum|
for March 2010 (°C)
Most recent lower
|Boulia Airport||20.0||19.4||in 1946||63||21.8|
|Summary statistics for March 2010|
|North Peninsula (district 27)|
|South Peninsula (district 28)|
|Lockhart River Airport||31.1||+0.5||35.6||1st||23.9||+0.5||21.9||21st||442.4||449.3||average||98%|
|Lower Carpentaria (district 29)|
|Julia Creek Airport||35.4||38.6||21st||20.3||16.2||7th||16.8||35.1||average||48%|
|Mount Isa Aero||32.3||-2.0||36.2||6th||21.3||-0.5||17.1||6th||45.6||62.2||average||73%|
|Upper Carpentaria (district 30)|
|Richmond Post Office||33.5||-1.4||35.7||6th||20.2||-0.5||16.9||9th||22.1||59.8||average||37%|
|Barron North Coast (district 31)|
|Kairi Research Station||26.9||+0.5||31.8||6th||19.2||+0.8||16.6||19th||135.9||255.7||average||53%|
|Low Isles Lighthouse||30.8||0.0||35.5||8th||25.3||+0.2||23.4||19th||322.8||432.1||average||75%|
|Walkamin Research Station||28.2||+0.2||32.1||8th||20.2||+0.7||18.4||8th||69.4||208.5||low||33%|
|Herbert North Coast (district 32)|
|Cardwell Marine Pde||30.9||+0.2||35.7||6th||23.4||+1.5||20.9||8th||237.3||396.4||average||60%|
|South Johnstone Exp Stn||30.6||+0.8||35.4||6th||23.0||+1.1||20.9||8th||576.0||609.0||average||95%|
|East Central Coast (district 33)|
|Ayr DPI Research Stn||30.7||-0.2||34.8||7th||22.3||+0.9||19.8||16th||189.6||148.1||high||128%|
|Collinsville Post Office||30.9||-1.0||35.1||8th||20.2||+0.2||17.1||16th||143.0||93.2||high||153%|
|Samuel Hill Aero||28.3||-0.9||32.0||6th||21.9||+1.6||18.9||30th||260.6||119.0||v high||219%|
|St Lawrence Post Office||29.9||-1.0||32.9||6th||22.2||+1.1||19.5||14th||176.1||131.9||high||134%|
|Yeppoon The Esplanade||27.9||-0.6||30.8||2nd||22.7||+0.4||20.6||14th||113.2||75.1||high||151%|
|West Central Coast (district 34)|
|Charters Towers Airport||30.7||-1.5||34.9||8th||20.9||+0.1||17.8||16th||75.5||54.3||average||139%|
|Moranbah Water Treatment Plant||30.3||-2.0||35.1||7th||20.7||+0.5||17.7||19th||72.8||48.1||high||151%|
|Central Highlands (district 35)|
|Brigalow Research Stn||29.7||-2.0||32.5||9th||19.7||+1.0||16.5||18th||103.7||44.8||v high||231%|
|Clermont Sirius St||30.1||-1.9||33.7||7th||19.7||+0.3||16.6||19th||47.6||73.7||average||65%|
|Springsure Comet St||29.5||-2.2||32.9||8th||19.3||+0.5||16.1||26th||192.9||68.6||v high||281%|
|Tambo Post Office||30.2||-2.3||32.5||7th||17.2||-0.4||13.8||16th||73.3||57.0||high||129%|
|Taroom Post Office||29.7||-2.0||32.2||9th||18.9||+0.8||15.2||17th||231.2||62.6||v high||369%|
|Central Lowlands (district 36)|
|Barcaldine Post Office||31.1||-2.1||34.1||7th||20.3||-0.5||18.4||20th||39.5||59.1||average||67%|
|Blackall Airport||31.0||-3.2||33.5||7th||19.0||-1.0||16.5||20th||47.0||25.3||v high||186%|
|Isisford Post Office||31.9||-2.4||34.7||24th||19.7||-0.6||16.5||19th||52.9||59.0||average||90%|
|Upper Western (district 37)|
|The Monument Airport||32.7||-3.4||36.2||6th||20.2||-1.6||15.6||10th||36.2||24.5||average||148%|
|Trepell Airport||33.1||36.3||21st||19.8||15.3||9th||48.6||17.8||v high||273%|
|Winton Post Office||33.2||-1.9||36.5||7th||20.5||-0.5||18.8||8th||70.3||52.9||high||133%|
|Lower Western (district 38)|
|Bedourie Police Station||32.3||-3.8||35.2||25th||20.8||-0.9||18.5||2nd||203.2||20.2||highest||1006%|
|Birdsville Airport||31.6||-4.5||35.6||28th||21.5||-0.1||17.4||11th||204.2||22.9||v high||892%|
|Windorah Post Office||31.2||-3.4||35.2||21st||20.3||-0.8||17.6||9th||237.5||39.8||v high||597%|
|Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)|
|Baralaba Post Office||31.0||-1.7||33.7||8th||20.5||+1.2||17.2||26th||112.2||72.9||high||154%|
|Bundaberg Aero||28.3||-0.8||30.9||10th||21.0||+1.1||18.7||27th||318.2||108.7||v high||293%|
|Lady Elliot Island||28.6||+0.3||30.8||1st||23.9||+0.5||20.9||17th||176.4||126.3||high||140%|
|Sandy Cape Lighthouse||28.1||-0.4||30.7||1st||22.0||+0.3||19.8||13th||363.8||156.2||v high||233%|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Beaudesert Drumley Street||28.0||31.8||9th||17.8||13.6||25th||84.2|
|Beerburrum Forest Station||27.8||-0.7||32.4||10th||19.2||+0.9||15.9||27th||285.6||171.4||high||167%|
|Brisbane Aero||27.3||-0.7||30.1||10th||20.0||+0.7||17.4||25th||215.2||85.4||v high||252%|
|Cape Moreton Lighthouse||26.6||+0.6||29.3||10th||21.9||+0.7||19.6||16th||138.0||179.3||average||77%|
|Double Island Point Lighthouse||27.4||+0.7||30.5||10th||22.0||+0.3||20.0||14th||173.8||163.6||average||106%|
|Gold Coast Seaway||28.1||+0.4||32.8||9th||21.5||+0.9||19.2||15th||185.2||95.2||high||195%|
|Hervey Bay Airport||28.3||-0.7||30.8||9th||21.1||+0.7||18.7||27th||218.0||107.5||high||203%|
|Jimna Forestry||24.6||-1.6||29.1||10th||16.7||+1.0||11.4||27th||224.4||77.2||v high||291%|
|Kingaroy Airport||26.1||-2.4||29.7||10th||16.7||+1.1||11.6||27th||183.2||47.7||v high||384%|
|Logan City Water Treatment||27.9||-0.4||32.5||9th||20.0||+1.3||17.2||25th||147.1||113.7||high||129%|
|Maleny Tamarind St||24.1||29.2||9th||18.1||15.4||17th||588.0||288.3||v high||204%|
|Maroochydore Aero||27.4||-0.2||30.3||10th||20.6||+0.8||16.8||27th||394.6||137.0||v high||288%|
|Nambour DPI - Hillside||26.9||30.6||10th||19.7||16.3||27th||540.2|
|Point Lookout||28.8||+0.5||31.0||23rd||21.6||-0.3||19.4||28th||260.3||121.3||v high||215%|
|Rainbow Beach||27.3||-0.5||29.8||10th||304.8||128.7||v high||237%|
|Tewantin RSL Park||27.2||-0.2||30.4||10th||21.2||+0.7||18.6||27th||369.8||180.8||v high||205%|
|Toolara (Kelly)||27.9||-1.8||32.7||10th||19.8||+0.2||17.8||17th||355.2||117.2||v high||303%|
|University of Queensland Gatton||28.3||-1.2||32.8||10th||18.0||+0.8||13.9||20th||135.6||78.2||high||173%|
|East Darling Downs (district 41)|
|Dalby Airport||28.2||-2.2||30.7||23rd||17.1||+0.9||12.9||19th||174.2||44.1||v high||395%|
|Goondiwindi Airport||29.5||-1.6||33.6||22nd||17.7||+0.8||14.2||22nd||153.4||51.9||v high||296%|
|Stanthorpe Leslie Parade||23.7||-1.2||28.5||21st||14.7||+1.0||10.1||20th||77.3||65.4||average||118%|
|Texas Post Office||29.4||-1.9||33.9||22nd||17.1||+1.3||13.1||10th||134.0||55.9||high||240%|
|West Darling Downs (district 42)|
|Miles Constance Street||28.8||-2.8||31.4||30th||18.1||+0.4||13.7||20th||112.8||46.4||v high||243%|
|Maranoa (district 43)|
|Injune Post Office||28.6||-2.3||32.2||8th||17.2||+0.9||12.5||20th||125.0||60.4||high||207%|
|Mitchell Post Office||29.4||-1.7||33.9||7th||17.2||+0.5||12.8||24th||224.2||60.8||v high||369%|
|St George Airport||28.8||-3.6||32.3||24th||18.3||-0.3||14.1||24th||249.6||51.1||v high||488%|
|Warrego (district 44)|
|Bollon Mary St||29.0||-3.0||32.8||24th||18.3||+0.1||14.1||4th||266.9||49.8||v high||536%|
|Cunnamulla Post Office||29.5||-2.9||33.6||25th||18.7||-0.1||15.6||24th||181.8||40.6||v high||448%|
|Far Southwest (district 45)|
|Ballera Gas Field||30.9||34.7||29th||19.8||15.3||9th||109.4||19.0||v high||576%|
|Quilpie Airport||30.6||-2.9||35.0||21st||18.8||-1.8||15.4||20th||266.5||41.0||v high||650%|
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 Thursday 1 April 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
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.