Monday, 1 August 2011 - Monthly Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0
Queensland in July 2011: Cooler nights and average rainfall for the month
- Below average minimum temperatures were recorded for about 40% of the state;
- Around 58% of the state received average rainfall, with 30% above (mainly in the west) and 12% below (including the far
north and southeast);
- Only one major record was broken this month.
The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 12.46 mm, which was less than half of that received in 2010.
The wettest overall was Topaz Alert with 139.0 mm, followed by Daradgee with 83.1 mm, followed by Noosaville with 78.0 mm.Some sites had their lowest total July rainfall on record. Some sites had their lowest total July rainfall for at least 20 years.
The wettest single day was at Caloundra Airport with 48.0 mm on the 16th, followed by Corbould Pk Racecourse with 46.0 mm on the 16th, followed by Noosaville with 44.6 mm on the 16th.See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.
The Queensland area averaged mean temperature anomaly (see notes section) was -0.32 °C, which was the lowest since 2007.
The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 26.8 °C, followed by Horn Island with 25.8 °C, followed by Weipa Aero with 24.6 °C.
The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 7.3 °C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 7.4 °C, followed by Oakey Aero with 9.3 °C, followed by Warwick with 9.3 °C.
The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature anomaly was 0.29 °C, which was the lowest since 2008.
The hottest day was at Kowanyama Airport with 33.1 °C on the 17th, followed by Musgrave with 33.0 °C on the 17th, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 32.8 °C on the 16th, followed by Palmerville with 32.8 °C on the 17th, followed by Weipa Aero with 32.8 °C on the 31st.
The warmest days on average were at Kowanyama Airport with 30.5 °C, followed by Weipa Aero with 30.5 °C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 30.2 °C, followed by Musgrave with 30.1 °C, followed by Palmerville with 30.1 °C.
The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 13.5 °C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 14.6 °C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 15.8 °C.
The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 9.3 °C on the 16th, followed by Applethorpe with 10.0 °C on the 10th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 10.0 °C on the 16th, followed by Applethorpe with 10.0 °C on the 19th, followed by Applethorpe with 10.4 °C on the 15th, followed by Applethorpe with 10.4 °C on the 20th.See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.
The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature anomaly was -0.94 °C, which was the lowest since 2007.
The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -7.3 °C on the 12th, followed by Applethorpe with -6.8 °C on the 12th, followed by Oakey Aero with -6.7 °C on the 12th.
The coolest nights on average were at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 0.1 °C, followed by Oakey Aero with 0.3 °C, followed by Mitchell Post Office with 0.7 °C.
The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 23.5 °C, followed by Horn Island with 22.9 °C, followed by Willis Island with 22.0 °C.
The warmest night was at Coconut Island with 24.8 °C on the 16th, followed by Horn Island with 24.7 °C on the 18th, followed by Coconut Island with 24.6 °C on the 15th, followed by Horn Island with 24.6 °C on the 15th, followed by Coconut Island with 24.6 °C on the 17th, followed by Lockhart River Airport with 24.6 °C on the 18th.Some sites had their lowest July temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.
WindThe strongest wind gust was at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 76 km/h on the 15th, followed by Arlington Reef with 74 km/h on the 1st, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 72 km/h on the 1st.
|Extremes in July 2011|
33.1 °C at Kowanyama Airport on the 17th|
33.0 °C at Musgrave on the 17th
32.8 °C at Kowanyama Airport on the 16th
32.8 °C at Palmerville on the 17th
32.8 °C at Weipa Aero on the 31st
|Warmest days on average||
30.5 °C at Kowanyama Airport|
30.5 °C at Weipa Aero
30.2 °C at Scherger RAAF
|Coolest days on average||
13.5 °C at Applethorpe|
14.6 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
15.8 °C at Toowoomba Airport
9.3 °C at Applethorpe on the 16th|
10.0 °C at Applethorpe on the 10th
10.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 16th
10.0 °C at Applethorpe on the 19th
-7.3 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 12th|
-6.8 °C at Applethorpe on the 12th
-6.7 °C at Oakey Aero on the 12th
|Coolest nights on average||
0.1 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade|
0.3 °C at Oakey Aero
0.7 °C at Mitchell Post Office
|Warmest nights on average||
23.5 °C at Coconut Island|
22.9 °C at Horn Island
22.0 °C at Willis Island
24.8 °C at Coconut Island on the 16th|
24.7 °C at Horn Island on the 18th
24.6 °C at Coconut Island on the 15th
24.6 °C at Horn Island on the 15th
24.6 °C at Coconut Island on the 17th
24.6 °C at Lockhart River Airport on the 18th
|Warmest on average overall||
26.8 °C at Coconut Island|
25.8 °C at Horn Island
24.6 °C at Weipa Aero
|Coolest on average overall||
7.3 °C at Applethorpe|
7.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
9.3 °C at Oakey Aero
9.3 °C at Warwick
|Wettest overall||665.2 mm at Bellenden Ker Top |
139.0 mm at Topaz Alert
83.1 mm at Daradgee
78.0 mm at Noosaville
48.0 mm at Caloundra Airport on the 16th|
46.0 mm at Corbould Pk Racecourse on the 16th
44.6 mm at Noosaville on the 16th
|Highest wind gust||
76 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 15th|
74 km/h at Arlington Reef on the 1st
72 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 1st
|Record lowest July temperature|
in July 2011 (°C)
|Seventeen Seventy||7.7||on the 10th||7.8||on the 19th in 2007||25||13.8|
|Lowest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years|
Mean daily minimum
for July 2011 (°C)
Most recent July
at least this cool
|Monto Township||1.9||1.4||in 1972||28||5.3|
|Summary statistics for July 2011|
|North Peninsula (district 27)|
|Coen Airport||28.3||-0.6||31.1||30th||16.3||-1.0||10.5||24th||0||0.8||v low||0%|
|Horn Island||28.7||-0.1||29.8||29th||22.9||-0.1||21.3||8th||2.0||8.1||v low||25%|
|Weipa Aero||30.5||-0.5||32.8||31st||18.8||0.0||14.3||25th||0||1.2||v low||0%|
|South Peninsula (district 28)|
|Lockhart River Airport||27.8||+0.7||30.9||12th||20.5||+1.2||13.9||25th||25.8||42.7||low||60%|
|Lower Carpentaria (district 29)|
|Burketown Airport||28.7||-0.3||30.9||16th||14.1||-0.3||9.6||25th||0||3.0||v low||0%|
|Century Mine||28.3||30.7||4th||11.5||7.1||26th||0||0.2||v low||0%|
|Julia Creek Airport||26.8||29.9||4th||6.9||1.2||24th||0||2.3||v low||0%|
|Mount Isa Aero||25.4||+0.7||29.0||4th||7.9||-0.7||2.1||24th||0||6.1||lowest||0%|
|Normanton Airport||29.5||-0.2||31.5||17th||15.1||-0.7||11.1||24th||0||1.9||v low||0%|
|Sweers Island||25.3||-0.2||27.7||17th||17.8||+0.3||14.5||25th||0||3.5||v low||0%|
|Upper Carpentaria (district 30)|
|Richmond Post Office||26.7||+0.8||31.5||13th||8.6||0.0||3.4||21st||19.2||9.4||high||204%|
|Barron North Coast (district 31)|
|Low Isles Lighthouse||24.6||-1.0||25.9||19th||20.0||-0.4||17.8||23rd||16.0||35.5||average||45%|
|Walkamin Research Station||22.7||-0.5||25.5||21st||12.3||-0.7||5.8||24th||4.5||11.0||low||41%|
|Herbert North Coast (district 32)|
|Cardwell Marine Pde||23.7||-1.2||24.8||15th||14.8||+1.2||8.4||24th||3.5||31.0||low||11%|
|South Johnstone Exp Stn||23.9||0.0||25.9||6th||14.9||-0.2||7.9||24th||54.0||108.2||low||50%|
|East Central Coast (district 33)|
|Ayr DPI Research Stn||25.4||+0.3||27.8||19th||10.9||-0.7||4.3||23rd||1.8||14.2||low||13%|
|Collinsville Post Office||25.2||+0.2||27.1||6th||7.5||-1.5||2.5||23rd||0.8||19.7||low||4%|
|Hamilton Island Airport||20.4||-1.2||24.7||7th||16.9||-1.0||14.8||21st||10.0||29.1||average||34%|
|Samuel Hill Aero||22.1||-0.4||26.1||5th||7.7||-1.5||1.9||11th||14.8||52.3||low||28%|
|St Lawrence Post Office||24.1||+0.2||27.5||7th||9.5||-1.4||4.5||11th||10.8||31.2||average||35%|
|Yeppoon The Esplanade||21.4||0.0||26.1||5th||10.3||-1.5||4.8||10th||9.2||25.6||average||36%|
|West Central Coast (district 34)|
|Charters Towers Airport||24.7||-0.2||27.2||5th||9.6||-1.9||3.5||23rd||3.4||15.1||average||23%|
|Central Highlands (district 35)|
|Clermont Sirius St||22.4||-0.7||27.2||5th||4.6||-2.1||0.8||25th||7.1||24.8||average||29%|
|Springsure Comet St||22.0||-0.1||25.3||5th||5.4||-0.8||0.7||20th||25.0||28.4||average||88%|
|Taroom Post Office||21.5||+0.5||25.8||4th||3.3||-1.8||-1.2||13th||13.9||33.7||average||41%|
|Central Lowlands (district 36)|
|Barcaldine Post Office||23.1||+0.5||27.3||4th||7.1||-0.8||2.4||20th||2.0||22.7||average||9%|
|Isisford Post Office||23.4||+0.8||28.4||4th||5.4||-1.1||1.4||6th||8.4||20.6||average||41%|
|Upper Western (district 37)|
|The Monument Airport||24.0||-0.1||29.3||4th||6.3||-0.7||1.7||21st||9.8||3.2||high||306%|
|Trepell Airport||24.4||-0.3||29.9||4th||7.1||-0.9||2.1||23rd||13.0||2.4||v high||542%|
|Winton Post Office||24.5||+0.1||27.9||4th||8.1||-0.1||3.6||23rd||2.8||14.7||average||19%|
|Lower Western (district 38)|
|Bedourie Police Station||21.8||-1.3||28.9||31st||7.2||-0.5||3.0||10th||19.6||11.2||high||175%|
|Windorah Post Office||21.5||+0.1||28.0||31st||6.2||-0.4||1.4||10th||13.8||15.0||average||92%|
|Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)|
|Baralaba Post Office||23.0||-0.1||25.5||5th||5.7||-1.7||1.2||10th||7.6||28.8||average||26%|
|Lady Elliot Island||21.0||-0.1||23.1||13th||15.6||-1.1||10.1||9th||15.6||91.9||low||17%|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Beaudesert Drumley Street||21.0||23.8||14th||3.7||-3.7||10th||6.6|
|Beerburrum Forest Station||21.4||-0.3||24.2||26th||8.4||-0.9||4.6||12th||16.4||66.1||low||25%|
|Cape Moreton Lighthouse||19.1||+0.2||21.1||21st||13.3||+0.1||9.1||10th||7.6||114.9||v low||7%|
|Double Island Point Lighthouse||20.1||+0.6||23.8||26th||13.8||-0.2||8.8||10th||11.2||86.2||low||13%|
|Gold Coast Seaway||21.2||+0.1||24.0||26th||10.7||-1.3||6.9||9th||26.4||44.9||average||59%|
|Hervey Bay Airport||21.8||+0.2||25.2||5th||8.0||-2.0||1.4||10th||31.4||48.1||average||65%|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||21.6||+0.2||24.4||26th||7.6||-1.1||2.0||9th||31.3||35.1||average||89%|
|Maleny Tamarind St||18.7||-0.1||21.6||18th||8.7||-0.3||2.6||10th||42.6||89.2||average||48%|
|Nambour DPI - Hillside||21.1||23.6||18th||9.0||3.3||9th||35.0|
|Sunshine Coast Airport||21.1||+0.3||23.9||26th||9.2||-0.2||4.1||7th||55.8||67.6||average||83%|
|Tewantin RSL Park||21.1||0.0||24.2||5th||10.0||-1.1||5.1||11th||64.6||77.9||average||83%|
|University of Queensland Gatton||20.9||+0.2||23.8||13th||5.7||-0.5||-1.9||13th||15.0||37.5||average||40%|
|East Darling Downs (district 41)|
|Stanthorpe Leslie Parade||14.6||-0.2||18.4||4th||0.1||-0.9||-7.3||12th||22.7||49.0||low||46%|
|Texas Post Office||18.2||-0.6||22.6||4th||2.4||-1.2||-4.6||9th||11.7||41.9||low||28%|
|West Darling Downs (district 42)|
|Miles Constance Street||19.7||-0.3||25.0||4th||1.7||-2.6||-3.9||10th||16.0||16.4||average||98%|
|Maranoa (district 43)|
|Injune Post Office||20.4||+0.4||26.7||4th||1.3||-1.9||-3.5||10th||12.8||29.6||average||43%|
|Mitchell Post Office||20.0||+0.7||26.6||4th||0.7||-2.2||-4.9||10th||26.8||33.5||average||80%|
|St George Airport||19.2||-0.3||27.1||4th||3.8||-1.2||-1.1||12th||19.2||26.7||average||72%|
|Warrego (district 44)|
|Bollon Mary St||19.3||+0.3||26.0||4th||2.8||-1.4||-3.0||10th||24.1||27.8||average||87%|
|Cunnamulla Post Office||19.3||+0.6||26.0||31st||5.5||-0.2||0.0||10th||21.2||22.9||average||93%|
|Far Southwest (district 45)|
|Ballera Gas Field||20.1||27.6||31st||5.7||-1.1||9th||4.4||8.7||average||51%|
|Offshore Islands (district 200)|
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 August 2011. 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
(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.
The temperature anomalies are the differences to the respective 1961-1990 averages.Please note that the rainfall data from telemetry gauges (those with ALERT, AL or TM in their names) may be from non-Bureau owned stations and includes real-time operational data from automated systems and has not been checked.