Queensland in November 2010: A wet and cool month

  • Highest November state-averaged rainfall since 2001
  • Record low state-averaged mean maximum temperature
  • Lowest state-averaged mean minimum temperature since 1996

Main Weather Systems

The cool conditions over the equatorial Pacific (moderate to strong La Nia event) and the warm conditions in the Indian Ocean continued to support the above average rainfall over most of the state during November.

In the beginning of the month, a surface trough developed from the southwest. Light rain started over the central and southern parts of the state and increased to scattered showers with moderate falls over the Central Coast and Darling Downs on the 2nd.

On the 3rd, a middle to upper level trough had amplified over the northern state and crept southeastward over the next few days. Light rain with isolated thunderstorms were initially over the southern parts of Cape York Peninsula and the Tropical Coast on the 3rd then intensified and produced moderate to locally heavy falls over the Tropical Coast and Northern Goldfields districts on the 4th. The rain band extended along the Central Coast and also delivered moderate to locally heavy falls over the Hervey Bay and the Sunshine Coast region on the 4th and 5th before easing to isolated showers on the 6th then further clearing off the southeast coast on the 7th.

A major upper level trough spilled some light to moderate falls over the southern interior on the 8th then shifted over the Central Coast and produced some moderate to local heavy falls along the Capricornia Coast on the 9th.

On the 9th, a middle level trough over the far west had developed into a cut-off low over the Channel Country district and isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms were observed over the western and southern districts. This low continued to move northwards during the next two days and produced scattered showers over the Central Coast and the central interior on the 10th, then contracted to the northern parts of the state causing moderate falls over the Gulf Country and further moderate to heavy falls over the Herbert, Burdekin and northern Central Coast on the 11th. Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding were reported for the Herbert and Burdekin Coast. On the 12th, this middle to upper level cut-off low started to move in a south to southeast direction and into the central parts of the state. Rain areas and storms produced some moderate to heavy falls over the area. Also, moderate to heavy falls continued over the Herbert and Burdekin Coast. On the 13th, a new surface trough approached from the southwest, and coupled with the previous middle to upper level trough over the central interior, increased the earlier light rain over the interior into scattered showers and thunderstorms over most of central and western parts of the state. Moderate to heavy falls were reported over the Central Coast and Central Highlands Coalfields districts.

Another surface trough over the southwest triggered rainfall areas and thunderstorms, and delivered moderate to heavy falls to most parts of the interior during the 14th and 15th. This trough slowly moved eastwards and weakened over the following two days. Scattered showers and thunderstorms ahead of the trough produced some moderate to locally heavy falls over the southern and central interior, as well as over the Central Coast districts.

An upper trough amplified rapidly over the west of the state on the 18th and approached the eastern interior over the next few days. Rain areas, showers and thunderstorms spread over most of the eastern half of the state, and moderate to heavy falls were observed over the Central Highlands and Coalfields as well as the southern parts of the Peninsula. Rain, showers and thunderstorms continued to dominate the entire eastern districts over the next few days. The heaviest rainfall area were concentrated over the Central Coast and the Central Highlands districts.

On the 22nd, another middle to upper level trough had intensified into a cut-off low over the far southwest. The combination of high low level moisture and the strong low level converging winds across the central interior to the southwest maintained the active weather zone over these areas with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Moderate to locally heavy falls continued along the Central Coast over the next few days, as well as over the central interior during the 23rd and 24th. As the upper cut-off low moved east towards the coast, the area of moderate to heavy rainfall contracted to the tropical coast.

A ridge extended along the southern Queensland coast from a weakening high over the southern Tasman Sea. As a result, isolated coastal showers weather pattern had persisted through to the end of the month.

Another surface trough approached the southwestern border on the 27th and slowly moved to the east. Rain areas and associated thunderstorms were initiated over the southwestern corner of the state on the 27th before spreading over most of the western half of the state on the 28th, and generated heavy falls over the central interior.

Rainfall

Most parts of the state, apart from the southeastern, far southwest and the Gulf Country districts, experienced higher than average monthly rainfall during November. About 4.8% of the state, around the Central Coast, the northern Central Highlands, the Coalfields, the central interior and near the southwestern border, reached their highest rainfall on record, while 55.5% of the state, mostly over the central and tropical coasts as well as the central and southern interior, had very much above average (decile 10) rainfall. The state averaged rainfall was 107.6 mm, more than double that of the long term average of 45.8 mm. It was the highest state-averaged rainfall since year 2000, and ranked the 6th highest since records commenced in 1900.

The wettest overall was 1283.8 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Stn, followed by 869.8 mm at Lucinda Township, then 856.2 mm at Daradgee.

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

The wettest single day 256.0 mm at Babinda Post Office on the 26th, followed by 215.0 mm at Mt Sophia on the 27th, then 194.0 mm Bellenden Ker Bottom Stn on the 17th.

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

Temperature

During November, the entire state had below average mean maximum temperatures. The Southeast Coast and adjacent inland parts as well as the tropical areas were 1 to 2 C under their mean maximum temperatures and most interior and western districts were 3 to 5 C below the long term average. The state-averaged mean maximum temperature for November was 34.1 C, about 3.2 C below the long term average, and the lowest since records commenced in 1950.

Apart from the southeast parts, the Cape York Peninsula and the Tropical Coast, most of the state experienced below their monthly mean minimum temperatures during November, with the interior and western districts 1 to 3 C below the long term average. The state-averaged mean minimum temperature was 20.1 C, about 0.8 C below the long term average and the coldest since 1996.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was 41.2 C at Century Mine on the 24th, followed by 40.6 C on the 23rd, then 40.5 C at Camooweal Township on the 24th.

The warmest days on average were 37.2 C at Century Mine, followed by 35.4 C at Burketown Airport, then 35.3 C at Normanton Airport.

The coolest days on average were 21.5 C at Applethorpe, followed by 21.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, then 22.6 C at Maleny Tamarind St.

The coldest day was 17.4 C at Applethorpe on the 2nd, followed by 17.7 C at Surat on the 1st, then 17.9 C at Roma Airport on the 1st and at Applethorpe on the 5th.

Some sites had their coldest November day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their lowest November mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest November 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 3.0 C at Applethorpe on the 3rd, followed by 3.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 3rd, then 3.8 C at Oakey Aero on the 3rd.

The coolest nights on average were 12.0 C at Applethorpe, followed by 12.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, then 13.5 C at Warwick.

The warmest nights on average were 25.9 C at Coconut Island, followed by 25.8 C at Horn Island, then 25.3 C at Sweers Island.

The warmest night was 29.4 C at Mornington Island on the 18th, followed by 28.6 C at Sweers Island on the 18th, then 28.1 C at Sweers Island on the 16th.

Some sites had their lowest November 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 104 km/h at Burketown Airport on the 24th, followed by 87 km/h at Richmond Airport on the 11th.

Flooding

Heavy rainfall and flooding was recorded in southern and western Queensland between the 14th to 17th of November and then a second more severe burst was recorded between the 25th and 28th. Heavy rainfall was also recorded along the North Tropical Coast, which produced minor flooding in the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate summary for Queensland will be published on this web site on Wednesday 5 January, as will a comprehensive summary for all of Australia.

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Extremes in November 2010
Hottest day 41.2 C at Century Mine on the 24th
40.6 C at Century Mine on the 23rd
40.5 C at Camooweal Township on the 24th
Warmest days on average 37.2 C at Century Mine
35.4 C at Burketown Airport
35.3 C at Normanton Airport
Coolest days on average 21.5 C at Applethorpe
21.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
22.6 C at Maleny Tamarind St
Coldest day 17.4 C at Applethorpe on the 2nd
17.7 C at Surat on the 1st
17.9 C at Roma Airport on the 1st
17.9 C at Applethorpe on the 5th
Coldest night 3.0 C at Applethorpe on the 3rd
3.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 3rd
3.8 C at Oakey Aero on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 12.0 C at Applethorpe
12.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
13.5 C at Warwick
Warmest nights on average 25.9 C at Coconut Island
25.8 C at Horn Island
25.3 C at Sweers Island
Warmest night 29.4 C at Mornington Island on the 18th
28.6 C at Sweers Island on the 18th
28.1 C at Sweers Island on the 16th
Wettest overall1283.8 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Stn
  869.8 mm at Lucinda Township
  856.2 mm at Daradgee
Wettest day 256.0 mm at Babinda Post Office on the 26th
215.0 mm at Mt Sophia on the 27th
176.0 mm at Allingham Forrest Drive on the 12th
Highest wind gust104 km/h at Burketown Airport on the 24th
87 km/h at Richmond Airport on the 11th

Record highest November daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in November 2010 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Isisford Post Office 98.6 on the 28th 95.3 on the 30th in 1914 124
Cowley Station 80.0 on the 14th 65.0 on the 5th in 1999 112
Listowel Downs 84.2 on the 14th 71.6 on the 27th in 1973 104
Babinda Post Office 256.0 on the 26th 248.0 on the 22nd in 1989 99
Quilpie Airport 72.0 on the 22nd 66.0 on the 21st in 1950 93
Somerby 118.0 on the 30th 88.4 on the 8th in 1972 85
Drillham Post Office 109.8 on the 16th 64.0 on the 21st in 1983 77
Longreach Aero 68.4 on the 14th 60.6 on the 21st in 1999 56
Hecate 98.8 on the 11th 79.5 on the 17th in 1961 51
Winvic 132.0 on the 13th 92.0 on the 12th in 1983 49
Warden Bend 78.0 on the 19th 74.5 on the 18th in 1981 39
Barcaldine Downs 157.0 on the 24th 74.5 on the 21st in 1999 38
Lucinda Point 116.4 on the 14th 86.0 on the 25th in 2000 29
Dooruna Downs 124.8 on the 13th 80.0 on the 13th in 1998 25
Bowen Airport 126.2 on the 19th 93.1 on the 17th in 1991 24
Ripple Downs 69.6 on the 16th 67.0 on the 5th in 1997 23



Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2010 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Isisford Post Office 227.7 196.6 in 1999 126 35.9
Barcaldine Post Office 285.3 247.9 in 2000 124 40.1
Cowley Station 205.5 166.2 in 1985 124 29.6
Te Kowai Exp Stn 515.4 483.0 in 2000 122 86.5
Lucinda Township 869.8 712.0 in 1950 115 100.9
Halifax Macrossan St 808.0 733.1 in 2000 113 102.1
Minnie Downs 236.6 196.3 in 1924 111 45.2
Mount McConnell 298.0 217.3 in 1961 107 51.7
Babinda Post Office 803.4 775.6 in 1989 98 187.9
Mount Morris 174.5 150.6 in 1924 96 35.2
Willis Island 355.2 278.1 in 1955 88 38.9
Home Hill Post Office 270.2 221.4 in 1981 87 41.6
Somerby 250.6 220.3 in 2008 83 69.2
Byfield Childs Road 316.0 302.1 in 1934 81 93.8
Ayr DPI Research Stn 242.8 193.1 in 1981 57 47.8
Mount Charlton 667.0 353.0 in 2000 56 119.0
Elphinstone Pocket No1 399.0 356.4 in 1999 55 80.0
Longreach Aero 183.6 163.4 in 1999 55 30.7
Hecate 421.6 213.1 in 1973 51 67.9
Mackay M.O 563.4 503.0 in 2000 51 97.8
Winvic 302.0 164.0 in 1983 48 61.1
Roma Peak 280.2 183.8 in 1981 47 52.8
Cardwell Range 601.4 487.0 in 1989 45 106.5
Warden Bend 197.3 185.0 in 1985 38 38.0
Greenhaven 406.0 284.6 in 1988 31 131.6
Lochinvar 189.0 157.4 in 2007 30 69.3
Lucinda Point 607.4 405.8 in 2000 29 81.3
Proserpine Airport 559.4 268.4 in 1998 28 94.2
Dooruna Downs 280.8 166.0 in 1998 25 59.3
Mackay Aero 446.6 244.2 in 1950 25 87.4
Bowen Airport 304.7 114.5 in 1991 24 46.7
Hamilton Island 738.5 281.2 in 2000 22 117.7
Mt Pleasant Station 151.8 146.4 in 2000 20 59.5

Highest total November rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for November 2010 (mm)
Most recent higher
for November
Years since
higher
Average for
November
Aramac Post Office 221.0 333.9 in 1917 93 39.5
Muttaburra 197.4 234.7 in 1917 93 33.9
Pacific Heights 290.9 405.1 in 1917 92 75.7
Gillespie 200.2 226.3 in 1917 90 46.9
Comet Post Office 165.8 170.1 in 1933 77 55.4
Alpha Post Office 164.0 268.6 in 1950 60 50.1
Clermont Sirius St 245.8 247.6 in 1950 60 58.4
Injune Post Office 196.6 258.6 in 1950 60 74.8
Yuleba Garden St 168.6 226.2 in 1950 60 66.5
Holmleigh 193.8 248.9 in 1950 59 36.5
Kareeya 248.2 278.7 in 1970 38 94.0
Richmond Post Office 136.7 203.7 in 1973 37 31.0
Drillham Post Office 181.2 182.4 in 1976 34 60.0
Ravenshoe Kuradilla Street 214.2 250.4 in 1973 34 76.3
Gladstone Radar 155.4 158.6 in 1981 28 74.7
Orientos Station 134.4 183.5 in 1985 25 18.1
Havelock 114.3 134.6 in 1985 24 57.3
Boothulla 115.7 131.9 in 1933 22 34.3
Balfes Creek Post Office 255.9 264.2 in 1989 21 45.0
Lady Elliot Island 155.6 163.4 in 1987 21 68.8
Morven Post Office 143.6 203.6 in 1985 21 48.7
Mt Sophia 712.0 779.0 in 1989 21 193.8
Tiree 137.0 205.2 in 1987 21 37.8
Walkamin Research Station 232.8 253.2 in 1989 21 75.5
Laura Post Office 124.4 298.8 in 1989 20 58.2



Record lowest November daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in November 2010 (C)
Previous lowest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Collinsville Post Office 22.7 on the 4th = 22.7 on the 23rd in 1989 51 33.4
Clermont Sirius St 19.8 on the 4th 21.1 on the 3rd in 1971 49 34.0
Croydon Township 24.5 on the 3rd 26.0 on the 22nd in 1989 47 38.0
Mitchell Post Office 18.2 on the 1st 18.9 on the 19th in 1981 43 31.9
Baralaba Post Office 22.5 on the 4th = 22.5 on the 6th in 1987 39 32.9
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 20.8 on the 4th 21.0 on the 27th in 1999 24 33.3



Record lowest November mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2010 (C)
Previous lowest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Richmond Post Office 33.6 33.7 in 1917 115 37.6
Clermont Sirius St 27.9 29.2 in 1933 95 34.0
Isisford Post Office 29.9 30.5 in 1999 91 35.7
Tambo Post Office 28.1 28.6 in 1999 79 33.3
Windorah Post Office 30.9 31.2 in 1989 75 35.5
Rockhampton Aero 27.5 27.9 in 2000 71 31.2
St Lawrence Post Office 27.9 28.5 in 2000 70 30.5
Townsville Aero 28.9 29.3 in 1941 70 30.8
Quilpie Airport 29.9 30.2 in 1999 69 34.0
Charleville Aero 28.4 29.0 in 1950 68 32.7
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 21.7 22.3 in 1974 66 25.2
Springsure Comet St 27.1 28.2 in 2000 62 32.9
Surat 27.5 27.9 in 1999 62 32.0
Taroom Post Office 28.2 28.7 in 1989 58 31.8
Collinsville Post Office 29.5 30.6 in 2000 52 33.4
Ayr DPI Research Stn 28.4 29.0 in 2000 51 31.2
Mackay M.O 26.5 27.7 in 1982 51 29.2
Longreach Aero 31.2 31.3 in 1999 44 36.2
Injune Post Office 26.3 27.8 in 1999 43 31.5
Brigalow Research Stn 27.7 28.4 in 1989 42 31.7
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.8 30.0 in 1978 42 31.7
Ingham Composite 28.9 29.3 in 1999 40 31.8
Baralaba Post Office 28.8 29.5 in 2000 38 32.9
Monto Township 26.3 28.3 in 2007 36 30.9
Mackay Aero 26.8 27.9 in 1955 24 29.5
Bowen Airport 28.1 29.1 in 2000 23 30.5
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 28.3 29.9 in 2000 23 33.3
Seventeen Seventy 25.8 26.1 in 2000 23 27.4
Proserpine Airport 27.8 29.0 in 2000 20 31.6

Lowest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2010 (C)
Most recent lower
for November
Years since
lower
Average for
November
Barcaldine Post Office 29.5 29.0 in 1924 81 34.5
Mitchell Post Office 27.5 27.5 in 1950 49 31.9
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.8 28.7 in 1955 44 30.5
Lady Elliot Island 26.0 25.7 in 1978 31 27.2
Palmerville 33.3 33.2 in 1973 30 36.1



Lowest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2010 (C)
Most recent lower
for November
Years since
lower
Average for
November
Barcaldine Post Office 18.7 18.1 in 1974 36 20.3
Urandangi 18.1 17.7 in 1974 35 20.6
Camooweal Township 20.6 19.5 in 1974 34 22.3
Longreach Aero 18.1 18.1 in 1978 32 19.9
Clermont Sirius St 18.2 18.0 in 1988 22 19.0



Summary statistics for November 2010
Maximum temperatures
for November
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2010
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2010
Mean for
November
2010
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2010
Total for
November
2010
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2010
Fraction of
November
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.5 +0.8 35.8 20th 25.9 +0.6 23.8 7th 137.4 69.6 high 197%
Coen Airport 33.0   35.3 14th 23.2   20.5 1st 73.6 28.9 high 255%
Horn Island 31.5 -0.4 33.5 3rd 25.8 +0.2 23.4 5th 171.8 54.9 high 313%
Scherger RAAF 34.1   36.3 15th 23.5   20.9 8th 357.4
Weipa Aero 33.7 -1.9 35.6 2nd 23.6 +0.1 21.2 8th 312.6 110.9 high 282%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.9 -0.9 32.5 24th 23.7 +0.7 21.3 19th 254.4 74.3 v high 342%
Musgrave 35.0 -0.6 38.0 15th 22.4 +1.7 19.5 2nd 239.6 59.1 v high 405%
Palmerville 33.3 -2.8 36.3 13th 21.6 +0.3 20.0 8th 206.0 62.5 v high 330%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.4 -1.2 39.5 16th 23.1 -0.8 17.7 4th 70.4 37.0 high 190%
Century Mine 37.2   41.2 24th 22.7   15.3 4th 8.6
Cloncurry Airport 34.9 -3.0 39.1 23rd 21.7 -1.4 12.3 4th 33.6 29.0 high 116%
Croydon Township 35.1 -2.9 37.6 16th 23.5 -0.9 19.0 4th 109.8 44.7 v high 246%
Julia Creek Airport 35.1 -3.9 39.3 24th 20.2 -1.5 11.4 4th 62.2 25.2 v high 247%
Kowanyama Airport 34.5 -1.7 37.4 15th 23.7 -0.3 21.6 4th 96.0 55.8 high 172%
Mornington Island 32.8 -0.5 36.1 9th 24.7 -1.0 20.7 5th 6.8 54.9 low 12%
Mount Isa Aero 33.7 -2.7 38.1 23rd 20.3 -1.1 12.8 4th 59.4 35.7 high 166%
Normanton Airport 35.3 -2.1 38.5 15th 24.1 -1.3 19.0 4th 86.6 44.5 high 195%
Sweers Island 32.1 -1.4 34.7 24th 25.3 -1.4 20.5 1st 103.9 66.9 average 155%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.4   36.0 23rd 22.0   17.8 8th 139.2
Hughenden Airport 32.2 -4.4 35.1 17th 19.9 -1.8 14.2 6th 79.6 52.9 high 150%
Richmond Airport 34.0 -3.4 37.5 9th 19.7 -1.8 13.5 4th 123.8 56.6 high 219%
Richmond Post Office 33.6 -4.0 38.1 8th 20.3 -0.6 15.0 4th 136.7 31.0 v high 441%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.5 -0.1 32.8 13th 22.8 +0.5 21.3 1st 216.8 95.2 high 228%
Cape Flattery 31.5   33.1 20th 24.5   22.3 8th 123.8
Cooktown Airport 31.1 -0.5 32.7 14th 24.1 +0.4 22.4 30th 154.4 76.7 high 201%
Kairi Research Station 27.0 -1.4 31.0 13th 18.3 +1.2 15.3 1st 231.6 74.7 v high 310%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.8 -1.9 32.8 12th 24.1 -0.4 22.4 18th 274.8 91.2 v high 301%
Mareeba Airport 29.9 -1.8 31.8 13th 20.2 +1.0 17.8 6th 123.2 48.7 high 253%
Walkamin Research Station 28.8 -1.7 31.5 12th 19.5 +1.0 17.3 1st 232.8 75.5 v high 308%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.3 -1.3 32.1 2nd 22.2 +1.2 18.5 5th 348.2 117.1 v high 297%
Ingham Composite 28.9 -2.9 31.8 18th 21.9 +1.2 18.8 6th 476.7 126.7 v high 376%
Innisfail 28.9 -0.8 30.9 12th 22.3 +1.5 20.0 1st 714.2 160.8 v high 444%
Lucinda Point 27.6 -0.9 30.6 18th 23.1 -1.1 21.1 4th 607.4 81.3 highest 747%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.8 -1.7 30.6 11th 21.9 +1.4 19.4 1st 398.2 146.9 v high 271%
Townsville Aero 28.9 -1.9 31.1 1st 22.6 -0.3 19.4 4th 180.6 60.1 v high 300%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.9 -2.1 29.6 18th 22.1 -1.4 18.1 5th 404.2 77.0 v high 525%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 28.4 -2.8 29.9 18th 21.2 +0.7 17.7 5th 242.8 47.8 highest 508%
Bowen Airport 28.1 -2.4 30.7 1st 21.3 -0.9 17.5 6th 304.7 46.7 highest 652%
Collinsville Post Office 29.5 -3.9 33.2 1st 19.9 -0.1 15.6 6th 183.2 52.4 v high 350%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.5   27.9 17th 22.0   19.6 5th 686.8 110.0 v high 624%
Mackay Aero 26.8 -2.7 28.5 13th 21.2 +0.8 16.7 6th 446.6 87.4 highest 511%
Mackay M.O 26.5 -2.7 28.1 28th 21.4 -0.3 17.8 6th 563.4 97.8 highest 576%
Proserpine Airport 27.8 -3.8 31.7 1st 20.5 +0.6 16.4 6th 559.4 94.2 highest 594%
Samuel Hill Aero 26.6 -2.7 28.4 2nd 19.6 +2.2 17.4 7th 200.8 88.6 v high 227%
St Lawrence 27.9   31.0 6th 20.1   17.5 6th 180.2
St Lawrence Post Office 27.9 -2.6 30.5 6th 20.1 -0.1 17.6 5th 179.4 72.2 v high 248%
Williamson 27.7   29.8 6th 20.1   16.4 6th 128.6
Woolshed 25.0 -3.1 27.8 18th 18.9 -0.2 16.5 4th 258.6 79.3 v high 326%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.0 -1.5 28.5 17th 21.6 +0.4 18.0 5th 267.0 78.4 v high 341%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.4 -4.5 32.1 17th 20.0 -0.5 16.7 5th 179.8 75.6 high 238%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 28.3 -5.0 32.5 17th 18.8 -0.7 15.1 6th 193.3 70.4 v high 275%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Brigalow Research Stn 27.7 -4.0 31.5 14th 17.1 -0.6 11.5 3rd 44.8 79.8 average 56%
Clermont Airport 28.2   31.7 17th 18.0   11.7 5th 204.0
Clermont Sirius St 27.9 -6.1 31.0 8th 18.2 -0.8 12.5 5th 245.8 58.4 v high 421%
Emerald Airport 28.5 -4.9 31.8 9th 18.4 -1.2 13.0 5th 103.4 56.1 high 184%
Lochington 28.1   31.3 7th 18.0   11.3 5th 57.0
Rolleston Airport 27.9   31.6 6th 17.3   10.1 3rd 81.4
Springsure Comet St 27.1 -5.8 30.6 7th 17.4 -0.5 12.1 5th 93.4 64.2 high 145%
Tambo Post Office 28.1 -5.2 32.2 8th 16.1 -0.8 7.0 3rd 107.2 46.7 high 230%
Taroom Post Office 28.2 -3.6 31.8 14th 16.9 -0.6 8.6 3rd 117.2 74.5 high 157%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 29.5 -5.0 33.1 8th 18.7 -1.6 13.4 2nd 285.3 40.1 highest 711%
Blackall Airport 29.4 -5.5 33.1 8th 17.5 -2.6 11.1 3rd 228.6 64.4 v high 355%
Isisford Post Office 29.9 -5.8 34.0 7th 18.5 -1.4 12.4 2nd 227.7 35.9 highest 634%
Longreach Aero 31.2 -5.0 35.6 7th 18.1 -1.8 12.4 3rd 183.6 30.7 highest 598%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.9 -2.6 40.5 24th 20.6 -1.7 13.7 4th 43.6 28.8 high 151%
Urandangi 35.2 -2.3 40.0 23rd 18.1 -2.5 11.0 4th 49.6 21.5 high 231%
Winton Airport 32.7   36.6 7th 19.2   13.2 4th 113.2 32.3 v high 350%
Winton Post Office 33.0 -4.1 36.7 7th 20.1 -0.8 15.2 5th 119.1 31.3 v high 381%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 33.3 -3.1 37.5 11th 17.8 -3.0 9.9 1st 22.8 16.9 high 135%
Birdsville Airport 33.2 -3.0 39.2 11th 19.0 -2.4 8.4 1st 0.8 15.8 low 5%
Boulia Airport 34.0 -2.9 38.4 8th       28.4 21.5 high 132%
Windorah Post Office 30.9 -4.6 36.8 7th 18.2 -1.7 9.5 2nd 89.1 22.2 v high 401%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 28.8 -4.1 33.0 7th 17.3 -1.1 13.5 3rd 110.0 76.9 high 143%
Bundaberg Aero 27.1 -1.2 30.1 2nd 18.6 -0.3 16.0 1st 78.4 88.9 average 88%
Gayndah Airport 27.9   31.1 17th 17.0   12.0 3rd 17.2
Gladstone Airport 26.9 -1.8 28.5 2nd 20.0 -0.4 17.2 5th 152.4 62.4 high 244%
Gladstone Radar 27.8 -2.1 30.3 2nd 19.7 -0.8 17.3 5th 155.4 74.7 v high 208%
Lady Elliot Island 26.0 -1.2 28.4 17th 21.4 -0.5 19.0 5th 155.6 68.8 v high 226%
Monto Township 26.3 -4.6 29.5 7th 16.2 0.0 9.7 3rd 60.0 76.6 average 78%
Rockhampton Aero 27.5 -3.7 30.2 17th 19.8 +0.3 17.6 5th 116.8 69.8 high 167%
Rundle Island 25.0 -1.4 27.6 16th 21.5 -0.9 18.8 4th
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 26.4 -1.2 29.1 17th 19.5 -0.8 17.4 5th 124.1 72.2 high 172%
Seventeen Seventy 25.8 -1.6 27.6 3rd 20.0 -0.9 17.5 5th 154.2 80.0 high 193%
Thangool Airport 27.8 -3.9 30.6 7th 16.3 -0.2 11.5 3rd 44.6 76.2 low 59%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 27.4 -2.1 30.4 17th 16.2 -0.1 8.1 3rd 20.6 81.4 v low 25%
Archerfield Airport 26.4 -1.9 29.3 17th 17.5 +0.5 13.0 3rd 72.4 100.4 average 72%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.8   29.6 17th 15.9   9.6 3rd 26.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.5 -1.5 30.4 17th 16.7 +0.4 12.5 3rd 80.6 119.1 average 68%
Brisbane 26.6 -1.2 29.5 17th 18.5 0.0 14.9 3rd 57.8 110.9 low 52%
Brisbane Aero 25.9 -0.9 28.4 17th 18.8 +0.8 12.9 3rd 53.2 99.2 low 54%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.2 +0.6 27.3 17th 20.1 +0.6 17.0 3rd 44.0 94.7 low 46%
Coolangatta 26.0 +0.4 28.5 2nd 18.2 +0.2 15.1 1st 66.6 135.0 low 49%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.1 +0.1 28.8 15th 20.2 0.0 17.6 5th 100.8 88.4 average 114%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.3 -0.3 28.7 2nd 19.0 +0.2 15.6 6th 46.4 134.4 low 35%
Gympie 27.1 -3.1 31.2 17th 16.4 0.0 9.8 3rd 47.0 89.2 low 53%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.0 -0.8 29.2 15th 19.0 0.0 15.3 1st 64.6 73.4 average 88%
Jimna Forestry 23.3 -2.7 26.8 16th 14.5 +0.5 7.6 3rd 22.2 75.7 v low 29%
Kingaroy Airport 25.6 -3.3 28.0 11th 14.3 -0.1 5.6 3rd 15.2 59.2 low 26%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.5 -1.1 29.5 18th 17.6 +0.4 13.6 3rd 43.3 115.2 v low 38%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.6 -2.4 26.6 17th 16.1 +0.3 11.8 3rd 168.6 139.4 average 121%
Maryborough 27.4 -1.9 30.1 17th 17.7 -0.2 14.4 3rd 105.4 85.6 average 123%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.7   29.9 17th 17.2   13.8 1st 104.2
Point Lookout 26.5 +0.4 28.1 2nd 19.9 +0.2 16.6 3rd 105.7 139.0 average 76%
Rainbow Beach 25.8 -1.1 27.2 30th       92.4 88.2 average 105%
Redcliffe 25.6   27.8 17th 19.4   14.3 3rd 91.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.1 -0.7 28.5 17th 18.6 +0.7 10.6 3rd 60.6 90.3 low 67%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.2 -1.2 27.1 17th 19.1 +0.5 13.1 3rd 136.8 114.4 average 120%
Toolara (Kelly) 27.0 -2.4 30.5 17th 18.0 +0.1 14.9 3rd 79.2 91.9 average 86%
University of Queensland Gatton 27.5 -2.6 30.6 16th 16.2 +0.2 9.8 3rd 29.6 79.2 low 37%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.5 -2.2 25.3 14th 12.0 +0.5 3.0 3rd 106.8 82.7 high 129%
Dalby Airport 27.2 -2.9 30.9 11th 15.4 -0.2 11.0 5th 66.4 82.3 average 81%
Goondiwindi Airport 27.5 -3.5 31.2 13th 16.3 -0.5 8.9 3rd 63.0 66.1 average 95%
Inglewood Forest 26.1 -4.1 30.2 14th 14.8 -1.1 7.8 3rd 109.4 87.1 high 126%
Oakey Aero 26.2 -2.3 29.8 11th 14.9 +0.6 3.8 3rd 34.4 78.6 low 44%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 21.7 -3.5 27.4 11th 12.5 +0.7 3.7 3rd 68.1 75.5 average 90%
Texas Post Office 27.3 -3.0 30.9 12th 15.2 +0.4 6.8 3rd 36.2 68.2 low 53%
Toowoomba Airport 23.1 -2.6 26.4 11th 14.5 0.0 9.0 3rd 76.0 86.6 average 88%
Warwick 24.6 -2.9 28.3 11th 13.5 -0.2 5.1 3rd 60.2 96.2 low 63%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 27.5 -3.3 31.4 12th 16.5 -0.6 6.9 3rd 66.4 58.6 average 113%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 26.3 -5.2 31.0 12th 15.9 +0.1 6.6 3rd 196.6 74.8 v high 263%
Mitchell Post Office 27.5 -4.4 32.6 11th 15.8 -0.2 5.2 3rd 106.6 57.8 v high 184%
Roma Airport 27.4 -4.2 31.8 12th 16.3 -1.0 6.0 3rd 104.0 63.1 high 165%
St George Airport 27.5 -4.3 32.0 12th 16.8 -1.3 8.5 3rd 140.4 67.3 high 209%
Surat 27.5 -4.5 31.7 14th 16.6 -0.4 7.6 3rd 102.0 54.7 high 186%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 28.1 -4.7 34.2 12th 17.1 -0.1 6.9 2nd 140.8 41.6 v high 338%
Charleville Aero 28.4 -4.3 33.5 7th 16.4 -1.4 7.2 2nd 54.2 45.2 high 120%
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.0 -3.8 35.4 11th 17.2 -0.9 9.2 2nd 121.4 30.7 v high 395%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie Airport 29.9 -4.1 35.8 7th 17.9 -1.7 9.8 2nd 124.8 30.7 v high 407%
Thargomindah Airport 29.6 -4.1 37.6 7th 17.9 -2.8 9.7 2nd 112.6 44.7 high 252%

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 9 am on Wednesday 1 December 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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