Queensland in July 2010: 

Wetter and Cooler Earlier in Month in Western Districts

  • Above average rainfall over the west, southern interior and tropical districts.
  • Cooler maxima over the southwest while warmer over the tropical parts.
  • Generally above average minima across the state and trending higher towards the tropical coast.

Weather Summary

A middle level trough, associated with a thick cloud band, approached the western border at the beginning of the month and swept through the southern districts during the following couple of days. Light rain areas spread across the southwestern districts on the 2nd then enhanced further and delivered some moderate falls over most inland parts of the southeastern quadrant on the 3rd. A significant cold change followed the trough and dropped the daily maximum temperature down to 4 to 6 degrees below the monthly averages over the most southwestern and southern interior districts for the first few days of the month. Some localised parts were even 8 to 10 degrees below the local means. The nighttime minimum temperatures remained only slightly below the normal figures during this cold change.

An inland trough lay over the northwestern districts on the 5th then extended across the central and southern interior on the 6th before progressing across the central and southern coast on the 7th. Patchy rain developed over the southwestern parts on the 6th again, then spread over most western and southern districts during the next few days while easing. Moderate rainfall was reported over the southwestern districts on the 7th. An even deeper cold change brought the maxima about 10 degrees below the monthly means over the western and southern interior region on the 6th and 7th with the rest of the southern half of the state 4 to 5 degrees below the local averages between the 6th to 9th.

Another moderate trough swept through the southern border areas on the 13th and 14th. Rain areas and isolated thunderstorms delivered some light to moderate falls over the southwestern and southern interior region. A moderate cool change dropped both maxima and minima 2 to 3 degrees below the local monthly averages over the following few days.

The passage of a dry surface trough over the southern half of the state during the 19th and 20th was followed by mild cooler conditions, 2 to 4 degrees lower than normal, over most southern, western and central interior districts.

On the 26th, an upper trough amplified over western Queensland and pushed a middle level cloud band with rain areas and thunderstorms over the southwestern corner on the 27th. The cloud band progressed over the southern and southeastern districts and produced some moderate to locally heavy falls on the 28th and 29th.

The large high over the Tasman Sea extended a ridge along the Queensland east coast and further developed into a blocking high over the southeast corner on the 29th and 30th. Relatively warm and moist northeast to northwest winds spread most of the state and raised the maxima 8 to 10 degrees above the local means over the southern and central interior and 3 to 5 degrees above the means along the coastal region on the 30th.

Isolated showers affected the tropical districts and scattered showers and rain areas were experienced along the North Tropical Coast region between the 24th and 27th.

Rainfall

Areas of above average rainfall were recorded over the western, southwestern, southern interior and the tropical districts while the central and southeastern districts remained close to the long term monthly means.

The state-wide average rainfall for Queensland was 23.68 mm, which is slightly above the long-term average rainfall for July (1961-90) of 19.04 mm.

The wettest overall was 450.0 mm at Topaz Alert*, followed by 347.3 mm at Point Lookout, followed by 333.8 mm at Tully Sugar Mill. The southern parts of the Gulf Coast and the Goldfields received no rain.

Some sites had their highest total July rainfall on record. Some sites had their highest total July rainfall for at least 20 years. Some sites had their lowest total July rainfall on record.

The wettest single day was 173.0 mm at Point Lookout on the 29th, followed by 72.8 mm at Miami Bardon Ave on the 28th, followed by 65.0 mm at Burleigh Waters Alert* on the 28th.

Some sites had their highest July daily rainfall on record. See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

The maximum temperatures were slightly cooler than the mean figures over the southwestern quadrant while generally 1 to 2 degrees warmer than normal over the tropical districts and about 2 to 3 degrees above means over the Goldfields.

The minimum temperatures were 3 to 5 degrees warmer than the local monthly averages along the tropical, north central coasts and over the Goldfields, while remaining 1 to 3 degrees above the means over the southern, western and the Peninsula districts.

The statewide-averaged mean monthly temperature was 1.98 °C above the long-term (1961-90) average of 15.94 °C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was 36.1 °C at both Richmond Airport and Richmond Post Office on the 30th, followed by 35.6 °C at Julia Creek Airport on the 30th following 35.5 °C on the 29th.

The warmest days on average were 32.8 °C at Kowanyama Airport, followed by 32.1 °C at both Coconut Island and Weipa Aero, then 31.8 °C at Scherger RAAF.

The coolest days on average were 14.7 °C at Applethorpe, followed by 15.3 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 16.5 °C at Toowoomba Airport.

The coldest day occurred on the 7th, when 8.1 °C was recorded at Charleville Aero, followed by 9.1 °C at Injune Post Office, then 9.2 °C at Inglewood Forest.

Some sites had their highest July temperature on record. Some sites had their coldest July day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest July mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years. Some sites had their lowest July 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 -4.6 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 4th, followed by -3.6 °C at Applethorpe on the 4th and 16th, also at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 16th, then -3.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 1st.

The coolest nights on average were 3.8 °C at both Applethorpe and Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 5.8 °C at both Bollon Mary St and Mitchell Post Office, then 6.1 °C at Warwick.

The warmest nights on average were 25.3 °C at Coconut Island, followed by 25.1 °C at Horn Island, then 23.8 °C at Willis Island.

The warmest night was 26.2 °C at Coconut Island on the 2nd and the 4th, also at Horn Island on the 27th, followed by 26.1 °C at Coconut Island on the 30th and the 31st, also at Horn Island on the 30th.

Some sites had their warmest July night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest July mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was 89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 9th, followed by 85 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 8th and 9th, then 80 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 8th.

Fog

Widespread fog and low level cloud affected central and southeast Queensland on the 30th then contracted to the northern parts southeast coast on the 31st.

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Extremes in July 2010
Hottest day 36.1 °C at Richmond Airport and Richmond Post Office on the 30th
35.6 °C at Julia Creek Airport on the 30th
Warmest days on average 32.8 °C at Kowanyama Airport
32.1 °C at Coconut Island and Weipa Aero
Coolest days on average 14.7 °C at Applethorpe
15.3 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
16.5 °C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 8.1 °C at Charleville Aero on the 7th
9.1 °C at Injune Post Office on the 7th
9.2 °C at Inglewood Forest on the 7th
Coldest night -4.6 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 4th
-3.6 °C at Applethorpe on the 4th and 16th
             at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 16th
Coolest nights on average 3.8 °C at Applethorpe and Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
5.8 °C at Bollon Mary St and Mitchell Post Office
6.1 °C at Warwick
Warmest nights on average 25.3 °C at Coconut Island
25.1 °C at Horn Island
23.8 °C at Willis Island
Warmest night 26.2 °C at Coconut Island on the 2nd and 4th
             at Horn Island on the 27th
26.1 °C at Coconut Island on the 30th and 31st
             at Horn Island on the 30th
26.0 °C at Horn Island on the 4th, 5th, 26th and 31st
Wettest overall 450.0 mm at Topaz Alert
347.3 mm at Point Lookout
333.8 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
Driest overall The southern parts of the Gulf Coast and the Goldfields received no rain.
Wettest day 173.0 mm at Point Lookout on the 29th
72.8 mm at Miami Bardon Ave on the 28th
65.0 mm at Burleigh Waters Alert on the 28th
Highest wind gust 89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 9th
85 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 8th and 9th
80 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 8th

Record highest July daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in July 2010 (mm)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Lochinvar 38.0 on the 30th 35.6 on the 30th in 1980 31



Record highest total July rainfall
Total rainfall
for July 2010 (mm)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Moreton Telegraph Station 38.0 36.0 in 1996 100 8.1
Greenhaven 233.0 223.2 in 2005 30 111.9

Highest total July rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for July 2010 (mm)
Most recent higher
for July
Years since
higher
Average for
July
Cowley Station 99.0 212.3 in 1920 86 22.0
Wallumbilla Post Office 183.8 193.9 in 1954 53 36.3
Lockhart River Airport 116.2 136.5 in 1976 34 43.0
Quilpie Airport 82.2 95.6 in 1984 26 16.5
Eromanga - Webber St 96.0 98.0 in 1986 24 15.2
Mount Isa Aero 18.2 67.4 in 1986 24 6.2
Mount Isa Mine 17.4 71.2 in 1986 24 6.3
Bedourie Police Station 73.5 137.6 in 1986 21 11.1
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 13.8 43.8 in 1986 20 7.3


Record highest July temperature
Highest temperature
in July 2010 (°C)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Richmond Post Office 36.1 on the 30th 36.0 on the 28th in 1976 117 25.9
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.2 on the 30th = 22.2 on the 26th in 1990 48 14.8
Applethorpe 21.7 on the 30th 21.2 on the 22nd in 1992 42 13.9
Brigalow Research Stn 29.3 on the 31st 28.1 on the 8th in 1998 42 21.8
Monto Township 29.9 on the 30th 28.4 on the 1st in 2009 38 20.8
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 31.0 on the 31st = 31.0 on the 25th in 1996 24 23.7



Record lowest July daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in July 2010 (°C)
Previous lowest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Boulia Airport 9.6 on the 6th = 9.6 on the 5th in 1895 121 22.9
Charleville Aero 8.1 on the 7th 9.1 on the 28th in 1986 69 19.5
Tambo Post Office 9.7 on the 7th 10.0 on the 1st in 1957 54 21.2
Isisford Post Office 10.2 on the 7th 12.7 on the 23rd in 2008 51 22.6
Surat 9.9 on the 7th 10.0 on the 28th in 1986 46 19.7
Longreach Aero 11.2 on the 7th 13.0 on the 9th in 1993 45 23.5
Springsure Comet St 11.6 on the 7th 12.8 on the 19th in 1965 45 22.1
Injune Post Office 9.1 on the 7th 10.0 on the 28th in 1986 44 20.0
Windorah Post Office 11.6 on the 7th 11.7 on the 12th in 1997 44 21.4



Record highest July mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for July 2010 (°C)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Croydon Township 31.3 = 31.3 in 1913 87 29.2
Willis Island 27.6 27.2 in 1964 81 26.0
Lady Elliot Island 22.9 = 22.9 in 1993 71 21.0
Cairns Aero 27.5 27.1 in 1998 67 25.7
Kowanyama Airport 32.8 32.2 in 2005 41 30.6
Seventeen Seventy 22.3 = 22.3 in 1993 23 21.3

Highest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for July 2010 (°C)
Most recent higher
for July
Years since
higher
Average for
July
Richmond Post Office 28.9 29.1 in 1975 35 25.9



Lowest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for July 2010 (°C)
Most recent lower
for July
Years since
lower
Average for
July
Charleville Aero 19.1 17.5 in 1989 21 19.5



Record highest July daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in July 2010 (°C)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Townsville Aero 21.7 on the 25th = 21.7 on the 10th in 1978 70 13.6
Cairns Aero 22.7 on the 31st 22.4 on the 6th in 1956 68 17.0
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.6 on the 31st = 19.6 on the 2nd in 1964 54 13.2
Lady Elliot Island 22.0 on the 31st 21.9 on the 17th in 1986 54 16.6
Taroom Post Office 18.8 on the 31st 18.0 on the 28th in 1998 54 5.1
St Lawrence Post Office 20.0 on the 31st = 20.0 on the 17th in 1986 53 10.8
Mackay M.O 20.2 on the 31st 20.0 on the 10th in 1978 51 12.8
Croydon Township 23.5 on the 6th 22.9 on the 16th in 1986 47 14.0
Lockhart River Airport 24.9 on the 31st 24.7 on the 1st in 1981 45 19.3
Injune Post Office 16.9 on the 31st = 16.9 on the 28th in 1998 44 3.1
Applethorpe 13.6 on the 31st 12.7 on the 5th in 1986 42 1.8
Kowanyama Airport 23.5 on the 27th 23.2 on the 10th in 1989 40 15.3



Record highest July mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for July 2010 (°C)
Previous highest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Innisfail 19.7 18.5 in 1998 102 15.1
Cardwell Marine Pde 18.9 17.8 in 1986 99 13.6
Croydon Township 19.0 18.2 in 1986 85 14.0
Willis Island 23.8 23.7 in 1998 80 21.9
Townsville Aero 18.4 17.4 in 1986 69 13.6
Cairns Aero 20.8 19.5 in 1950 67 17.0
South Johnstone Exp Stn 19.4 18.4 in 1993 57 15.0
Ayr DPI Research Stn 16.5 14.8 in 1993 53 11.5
Mackay M.O 16.6 = 16.6 in 1993 50 12.8
Kairi Research Station 15.5 14.1 in 1998 47 11.1
Lockhart River Airport 23.0 22.3 in 1981 44 19.3
Low Isles Lighthouse 22.2 = 22.2 in 1986 42 20.4
Walkamin Research Station 16.7 15.4 in 1981 42 12.9
Ingham Composite 18.1 17.3 in 1986 40 13.6
Kowanyama Airport 19.7 18.9 in 1998 39 15.3
Musgrave 18.5 16.9 in 1909 38 13.5
Lucinda Point 20.6 19.7 in 1986 22 17.8
Proserpine Airport 15.7 15.2 in 1993 20 10.8

Highest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for July 2010 (°C)
Most recent higher
for July
Years since
higher
Average for
July
Mount Isa Aero 11.3 12.7 in 1973 37 8.6
Mornington Island 19.5 20.5 in 1973 35 16.1
Double Island Point Lighthouse 15.7 15.8 in 1973 33 14.0
Mackay Aero 15.1 16.1 in 1950 24 10.9



Summary statistics for July 2010
Maximum temperatures
for July
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for July
(°C)
Rainfall
for July
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2010
Diff
from
average
Highest for
July
2010
Mean for
July
2010
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
July
2010
Total for
July
2010
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2010
Fraction of
July
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.1 +3.0 33.8 2nd 25.3 +1.6 24.1 15th 22.8 15.8 high 144%
Coen Airport 29.7   32.2 20th 21.2   15.8 20th 1.2 0.8 average 150%
Horn Island 30.3 +1.6 30.9 29th 25.1 +2.2 23.4 9th 9.0 8.5 average 106%
Scherger RAAF 31.8   33.6 30th 21.9   18.6 12th 10.0
Weipa Aero 32.1 +1.2 34.4 27th 22.3 +3.7 18.4 12th 5.4 1.3 high 415%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.0 +0.9 29.2 5th 23.0 +3.7 19.9 9th 116.2 43.0 v high 270%
Musgrave 31.6 +2.0 34.0 28th 18.5 +5.0 13.1 16th 2.4 4.0 high 60%
Palmerville 31.6 +1.8 33.5 31st 16.9 +2.9 13.2 15th 0 5.2 lowest 0%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 30.3   34.2 31st 17.7   11.9 10th 0 3.3 v low 0%
Century Mine 29.2   35.1 30th 15.0   8.9 10th 0
Cloncurry Airport 26.6 +0.4 34.8 30th 12.8 +2.6 8.1 9th 20.0 2.0 v high 1000%
Croydon Township 31.3 +2.1 34.6 30th 19.0 +5.0 14.1 16th 0.8 3.9 average 21%
Julia Creek Airport 28.1   35.6 30th 11.9   5.4 15th 8.4
Kowanyama Airport 32.8 +2.2 34.2 27th 19.7 +4.4 14.6 21st 0 2.5 lowest 0%
Mornington Island 27.8 +2.1 32.1 30th 19.5 +3.4 15.5 10th 0.2 2.4 average 8%
Mount Isa Aero 25.5 +0.8 33.9 30th 11.3 +2.7 4.6 9th 18.2 6.2 v high 294%
Normanton Airport 31.5 +2.0 35.4 30th 18.9 +3.4 14.4 9th 0.4 2.1 average 19%
Sweers Island 27.0   30.7 31st 19.6   15.4 9th 0 3.7 v low 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 30.6   34.7 31st 17.6   13.1 20th 0
Hughenden Airport 27.9 +2.3 34.6 30th 13.0 +4.3 5.7 17th 0.4 11.2 average 4%
Richmond Airport 28.8 +2.3 36.1 30th 12.0 +3.6 4.2 21st 2.4 6.1 average 39%
Richmond Post Office 28.9 +3.0 36.1 30th 12.7 +4.2 5.0 21st 3.1 9.4 average 33%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.5 +1.8 29.4 31st 20.8 +3.8 17.4 11th 36.6 29.4 high 124%
Cape Flattery 27.6   28.6 16th 22.7   21.1 12th 118.4
Cooktown Airport 27.0 +0.9 28.3 20th 22.1 +4.8 18.9 8th 54.4 23.2 v high 234%
Kairi Research Station 22.0 +0.9 24.8 19th 15.5 +4.4 11.8 11th 25.7 27.2 average 94%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.1 +0.5 28.4 8th 22.2 +1.8 20.6 13th 30.0 35.6 average 84%
Mareeba Airport 26.1 +1.3 28.7 30th 17.5 +4.2 13.2 20th 4.2 5.5 average 76%
Walkamin Research Station 24.4 +1.2 26.8 30th 16.7 +3.8 13.8 11th 10.8 11.1 average 97%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.5 +0.6 29.3 31st 18.9 +5.3 14.9 23rd 26.1 31.2 average 84%
Ingham Composite 25.4 +0.5 28.2 20th 18.1 +4.5 11.9 23rd 36.5 34.9 average 105%
Innisfail 24.6 +0.5 27.4 30th 19.7 +4.6 17.2 11th 254.8 135.7 v high 188%
Lucinda Point 23.5 +0.4 24.9 31st 20.6 +2.8 19.3 5th 17.6 21.2 high 83%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 24.5 +0.6 27.3 29th 19.4 +4.4 15.9 21st 181.0 108.7 v high 167%
Townsville Aero 26.7 +1.6 28.7 25th 18.4 +4.8 13.3 17th 1.8 13.8 average 13%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 25.3 +1.0 27.2 3rd 18.2 +4.2 12.1 23rd 0.6 13.6 low 4%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.6 +1.5 28.9 31st 16.5 +5.0 10.4 17th 0.6 14.5 low 4%
Collinsville Post Office 26.7 +1.8 31.0 31st 12.6 +3.6 5.6 17th 3.4 20.0 average 17%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.0   24.2 30th 18.8   16.5 4th 23.2 31.3 average 74%
Mackay Aero 23.7 +1.2 26.9 31st 15.1 +4.2 6.5 16th 6.4 33.1 low 19%
Mackay M.O 22.4 +1.1 25.3 31st 16.6 +3.8 10.5 16th 21.2 39.1 average 54%
Proserpine Airport 25.6 +1.3 29.3 31st 15.7 +4.9 8.7 16th 3.4 20.1 low 17%
Samuel Hill Aero 22.5 0.0 26.8 31st 13.3 +4.6 5.5 16th 34.0 56.1 average 61%
St Lawrence 24.5   27.6 1st 13.8   6.1 16th 13.4
St Lawrence Post Office 24.8 +1.0 27.3 31st 14.0 +3.2 7.8 17th 12.4 31.3 average 40%
Williamson 24.7   28.1 31st 12.3   5.1 16th 9.2
Woolshed 22.2 +0.4 25.6 31st 14.5 +4.4 9.7 17th 19.2 22.6 average 85%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.6 +0.2 24.6 31st 14.4 +2.7 7.4 16th 25.2 26.6 average 95%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 25.7 +0.9 29.9 31st 14.4 +3.0 7.4 17th 5.2 15.7 average 33%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Brigalow Research Stn 22.9 +1.1 29.3 31st 9.5 +3.1 2.3 15th 16.4 30.2 average 54%
Clermont Airport 23.6   30.6 30th 8.1   -0.1 22nd 10.6
Clermont Sirius St 23.4 +0.3 30.1 31st 9.3 +2.6 2.0 22nd 18.5 24.9 average 74%
Emerald Airport 23.2 -0.1 28.9 31st 10.5 +1.6 5.9 15th 6.8 12.0 average 57%
Springsure Comet St 21.8 -0.3 26.2 31st 10.3 +4.1 2.8 15th 11.3 28.4 average 40%
Tambo Post Office 21.2 0.0 28.8 30th 6.7 +3.1 -0.5 4th 43.3 27.4 high 158%
Taroom Post Office 21.9 +0.9 29.2 30th 8.4 +3.3 0.5 23rd 33.5 33.8 average 99%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 23.6 +1.0 31.1 30th 11.1 +3.2 5.8 4th 17.0 22.9 average 74%
Blackall Airport 22.1 -0.5 31.0 30th 9.2 +3.0 2.5 15th 19.0 13.8 average 138%
Isisford Post Office 23.0 +0.4 31.8 30th 10.3 +3.8 3.6 3rd 15.4 20.7 average 74%
Longreach Aero 24.0 +0.5 33.9 30th 9.5 +2.5 3.9 17th 15.6 18.7 average 83%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 27.1 +1.3 34.6 30th 11.5 +2.8 4.4 16th 9.0 5.5 high 164%
The Monument Airport 24.1 0.0 34.0 30th 9.2 +2.4 3.5 9th 20.4 2.6 v high 785%
Trepell Airport 25.2   34.6 30th 9.4   3.8 9th 0.2 1.3 average 15%
Winton Airport 25.5   35.2 30th 10.3   4.7 15th 15.2
Winton Post Office 24.9 +0.5 33.8 30th     5.6 15th 16.0 14.8 high 108%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 21.2 -2.1 31.5 29th 9.1 +1.5 1.8 3rd 73.5 11.1 v high 662%
Birdsville Airport 20.0 -2.0 27.3 29th 8.2 +1.1 2.0 3rd 26.4 5.7 v high 463%
Boulia Airport 23.0 +0.1 32.9 29th 10.7 +3.0 4.6 3rd 29.3 9.5 high 308%
Windorah Post Office 21.0 -0.4 29.5 28th 8.8 +2.3 2.4 4th 44.8 15.0 high 299%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 23.7 +0.6 30.2 31st 9.8 +2.4 4.0 4th 7.2 29.1 average 25%
Bundaberg Aero 22.9 +0.9 27.6 31st 12.5 +2.4 5.7 16th 24.2 41.4 average 58%
Gayndah Airport 22.9   29.1 30th 9.2   0.7 23rd 34.2
Gladstone Airport 23.3 +0.4 27.3 31st 13.7 +2.0 7.9 4th 15.0 22.0 average 68%
Gladstone Radar 24.2 +1.4 28.1 31st 14.8 +1.4 9.1 4th 14.4 34.0 average 42%
Lady Elliot Island 22.9 +1.9 25.8 31st 18.3 +1.7 15.0 8th 95.8 93.0 average 103%
Monto Township 22.1 +1.3 29.9 30th 8.0 +2.7 0.0 4th 53.7 36.6 high 147%
Rockhampton Aero 24.1 +1.0 30.1 31st 13.2 +3.7 5.8 23rd 16.6 29.0 average 57%
Rundle Island 20.9 +0.3 24.1 31st 16.9 +0.9 12.7 4th
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 22.7 +1.6 26.4 30th 15.8 +1.5 11.7 4th 106.9 90.0 average 119%
Seventeen Seventy 22.3 +1.0 25.9 31st 14.5 +0.8 10.0 4th 39.6 40.4 average 98%
Thangool Airport 23.9 +0.7 30.1 30th 8.4 +2.9 1.4 4th 19.8 29.0 average 68%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 21.5 +0.3 27.0 30th 7.5 +2.2 -1.1 16th 39.2 39.5 average 99%
Archerfield Airport 21.4 +0.3 26.6 30th 9.6 +2.2 3.9 18th 21.0 49.4 average 43%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 21.4   26.4 30th 7.8   0.0 15th 40.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.3 -0.4 27.3 31st 10.9 +1.8 5.0 4th 43.4 66.9 average 65%
Brisbane 21.7 -0.2 26.8 31st 11.9 +2.1 6.7 4th 27.8 23.0 average 121%
Brisbane Aero 20.7 -0.2 27.1 31st 11.2 +2.4 5.5 4th 37.0 27.7 high 134%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.6 +0.7 22.7 13th 15.0 +1.8 11.4 4th 113.6 115.6 average 98%
Coolangatta 21.0 +0.5 25.5 31st 12.2 +2.0 3.8 15th 111.4 76.2 average 146%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 20.2 +0.7 25.7 30th 15.7 +1.7 12.2 15th 74.0 86.9 average 85%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.5 +0.4 25.9 31st 13.0 +1.0 7.8 4th 68.4 46.0 high 149%
Gympie 22.0 +0.1 28.1 30th 9.6 +3.4 1.7 23rd 26.2 52.8 average 50%
Hervey Bay Airport 21.7 +0.1 25.2 29th 12.6 +2.8 5.2 16th 28.0 49.5 average 57%
Jimna Forestry 17.7 -0.5 25.0 30th 7.5 +2.9 1.0 4th 34.6 25.4 average 136%
Kingaroy Airport 19.3 -0.3 26.5 30th 6.8 +3.8 -2.1 23rd 17.8 19.8 average 90%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.7 +0.3 27.0 30th 10.6 +2.1 5.5 15th 30.8 35.3 average 87%
Maleny Tamarind St 18.3 -0.6 24.2 30th 10.8 +2.0 4.8 4th 53.0 89.6 average 59%
Maryborough 22.7 +0.7 27.8 30th 11.4 +2.8 3.3 16th 18.6 52.3 low 36%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 21.2   26.8 31st 12.2   6.5 15th 34.6
Point Lookout 21.6 +0.8 23.8 13th 14.1 +0.5 8.9 15th 347.3 120.1 v high 289%
Rainbow Beach 21.2 0.0 26.9 31st       66.0 77.4 average 85%
Redcliffe 20.3   26.8 31st 12.7   7.6 4th 40.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 21.1 +0.3 27.7 31st 11.8 +2.5 4.8 18th 89.0 68.3 average 130%
Tewantin RSL Park 21.0 -0.1 26.8 31st 13.2 +2.3 7.6 4th 79.8 78.8 average 101%
Toolara (Kelly) 21.0 -0.8 26.3 30th 12.7 +1.4 8.1 4th 72.0 59.1 high 122%
University of Queensland Gatton 21.3 +0.6 27.1 30th 8.1 +1.9 2.2 23rd 31.8 37.7 average 84%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 14.7 +0.8 21.7 30th 3.8 +2.0 -3.6 4th 66.2 45.1 high 147%
Dalby Airport 19.8 +0.1 26.4 30th 6.2 +2.2 -2.0 23rd 33.8 24.0 high 141%
Goondiwindi Airport 18.7 -0.4 25.0 30th 6.9 +2.4 -0.5 4th 88.2 34.1 v high 259%
Inglewood Forest 18.3 -0.5 25.5 30th 7.2 +1.6 -1.1 4th 79.6 28.3 v high 281%
Oakey Aero 19.2 +0.7 26.5 30th 6.3 +3.6 -2.7 16th 25.8 30.4 average 85%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.3 +0.5 22.2 30th 3.8 +2.9 -4.6 4th 66.4 49.2 high 135%
Texas Post Office 18.5 -0.3 24.1 30th 6.5 +3.0 -1.6 4th 98.0 42.3 v high 232%
Toowoomba Airport 16.5 -0.1 24.3 30th 7.7 +1.4 0.3 4th 29.2 30.1 average 97%
Warwick 17.5 -0.5 23.4 30th 6.1 +3.4 -3.0 16th 64.2 26.9 high 239%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 20.1 +0.2 27.9 30th 7.3 +3.3 -1.7 23rd 25.4 16.4 high 155%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 20.4 +0.4 28.4 30th 6.2 +3.1 -1.9 23rd 22.0 29.8 average 74%
Mitchell Post Office 19.6 +0.3 29.0 30th 5.8 +3.0 -1.9 23rd 42.2 33.6 high 126%
Roma Airport 20.0 0.0 29.7 30th 6.4 +2.6 -3.1 23rd 30.6 24.2 average 126%
St George Airport 19.4 -0.1 28.6 30th 6.8 +1.9 -1.5 23rd 55.6 27.3 high 204%
Surat 19.7 0.0 28.3 30th 7.0 +2.8 -2.8 4th 52.4 38.7 high 135%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 18.5 -0.5 27.3 30th 5.8 +1.6 -1.5 4th 82.6 27.8 v high 297%
Charleville Aero 19.1 -0.4 27.9 30th 7.3 +3.1 -0.8 22nd 77.2 25.2 v high 306%
Cunnamulla Post Office 18.6 -0.1 23.7 30th 7.3 +1.6 0.3 4th 68.6 22.9 v high 300%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 18.4   26.2 29th 7.8   2.6 4th 57.8 9.1 v high 635%
Quilpie Airport 19.5 -0.6 27.0 13th 7.3 +1.3 0.8 3rd 82.2 16.5 v high 498%
Thargomindah Airport 18.2 -2.2 23.4 18th 7.7 +0.9 2.1 8th 63.0 11.5 v high 548%

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 11 am on Monday 2 August 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.

*Please note that alert gauges are part of the flood warning network of automatic gauges and such telemetry data is not validated.

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