Queensland in October 2011: Average conditions overall

  • Bellenden Ker Top station received the Australian record for the highest total monthly rainfall 
  • A further 20 rainfall and 13 temperature records were broken (the most significant relating to Babinda and Cairns)
  • More than 60% of the state received average rainfall, maximum and minimum temperatures
  • Wet and generally warm days in the north, with wet and cool days in the southeast

Weekly summary (week ending)

 4th - falls in excess of 50 mm were recorded across southern Queensland
11th - falls in excess of 25 mm were fairly localised, most widely in southeast Queensland and on the northern border
18th - falls in excess of 25 mm were mostly recorded in southeast Queensland, with isolated areas exceeding 25 mm as far north as Cairns
25th - most of the rain fell at the start of the week bringing heavy rain to far north Queensland (falls in excess of 100 mm were recorded between Ingham and Cooktown, with most of the Cairns region recording more than 200 mm during the week)
        - falls of between 25 and 100 mm were also recorded in the Cape York Peninsula region
        - the highest Australian weekly rainfall total was 773 mm at Babinda

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 29.63 mm.

The wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top with 1494.0 mm, then Babinda Post Office with 837.0 mm, followed by Menavale Alert with 659.0 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Bellenden Ker Top station with 440.0 mm on the 19th, followed by Bellenden Ker Bottom station with 340.0 mm on the 19th, then Babinda Post Office with 312.0 mm also on the 19th.

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

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.38 C above the long-term average of 24.7 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Normanton Airport with 29.9 C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 29.6 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 29.5 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 14.4 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 14.9 C, followed by Warwick with 16.4 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 0.40 C above the long-term average of 32.0 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Trepell Airport with 42.4 C on the 29th, followed by Normanton Airport with 42.3 C on the 13th, followed by The Monument Airport with 41.7 C on the 30th.

The warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 37.3 C, followed by Julia Creek Airport with 36.9 C, followed by Normanton Airport with 36.7 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 20.1 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 20.8 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 21.8 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 13.4 C on the 2nd, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 14.0 C on the 2nd, followed by Applethorpe with 14.2 C on the 6th.

Some sites had their highest October temperature on record. Some sites had their coldest October day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their lowest October mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest October 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 Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 0.36 C above the long-term average of 17.3 C (1961-1990).

The coldest night was at Oakey Aero with -0.7 C on the 2nd, followed by Applethorpe with 0.3 C on the 4th, followed by Kingaroy Airport with 0.8 C on the 2nd, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 0.8 C on the 4th.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 8.7 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.0 C, followed by Warwick with 9.9 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Sweers Island with 25.1 C, followed by Coconut Island with 24.8 C, followed by Mornington Island with 24.7 C.

The warmest night was at Horn Island with 27.4 C on the 19th, followed by Sweers Island with 27.2 C on the 27th, followed by Horn Island with 27.1 C on the 18th, followed by Sweers Island with 27.1 C on the 30th, followed by Croydon Township with 27.1 C on the 31st.

Some sites had their lowest October temperature on record. Some sites had their warmest October night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their lowest October 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 at Oakey Aero with 139 km/h on the 8th, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 111 km/h on the 8th, followed by Mount Isa Aero with 107 km/h on the 30th.

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Extremes in October 2011
Hottest day 42.4 C at Trepell Airport on the 29th
42.3 C at Normanton Airport on the 13th
41.7 C at The Monument Airport on the 30th
Warmest days on average 37.3 C at Century Mine
36.9 C at Julia Creek Airport
36.7 C at Normanton Airport
Coolest days on average 20.1 C at Applethorpe
20.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
21.8 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 13.4 C at Applethorpe on the 2nd
14.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 2nd
14.2 C at Applethorpe on the 6th
Coldest night -0.7 C at Oakey Aero on the 2nd
0.3 C at Applethorpe on the 4th
0.8 C at Kingaroy Airport on the 2nd
0.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 4th
Coolest nights on average 8.7 C at Applethorpe
9.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
9.9 C at Warwick
Warmest nights on average 25.1 C at Sweers Island
24.8 C at Coconut Island
24.7 C at Mornington Island
Warmest night 27.4 C at Horn Island on the 19th
27.2 C at Sweers Island on the 27th
27.1 C at Horn Island on the 18th
27.1 C at Sweers Island on the 30th
27.1 C at Croydon Township on the 31st
Warmest on average overall 29.9 C at Normanton Airport
29.6 C at Scherger RAAF
29.5 C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest on average overall 14.4 C at Applethorpe
14.9 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
16.4 C at Warwick
Wettest overall1494.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top  
837.0 mm at Babinda Post Office
659.0 mm at Menavale Alert
Wettest day 440.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top, on the 19th
340.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom, on the 19th
312.0 mm at Babinda Post Office on the 19th
Highest wind gust 139 km/h at Oakey Aero on the 8th
111 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 8th
107 km/h at Mount Isa Aero on the 30th

Record highest October daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in October 2011 (mm)
Previous wettest
for October
Years of
record
Babinda Post Office 312.0 on the 19th 221.7 on the 30th in 1916 100
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 154.0 on the 19th 97.2 on the 9th in 1996 78
Cairns Aero 213.4 on the 19th 86.6 on the 15th in 1964 70
Colodan 89.0 on the 14th 77.0 on the 16th in 2005 53
Kareeya 168.5 on the 19th 101.8 on the 31st in 1988 53
Tosari 45.0 on the 14th 43.0 on the 17th in 1987 53
Mt Sophia 245.0 on the 19th 188.0 on the 22nd in 2001 44
Cairns Severin St 224.0 on the 19th 144.0 on the 10th in 1996 33
Daintree Village 211.0 on the 19th 181.0 on the 10th in 1996 33
Greenhaven 128.0 on the 19th 80.8 on the 31st in 1988 32
Batavia Downs Station 71.0 on the 2nd 68.0 on the 9th in 1996 25



Record highest total October rainfall
Total rainfall
for October 2011 (mm)
Previous wettest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Babinda Post Office 837.0 636.0 in 2010 98 125.4
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 382.0 246.5 in 2010 78 43.1
Cairns Aero 413.4 204.5 in 1964 70 47.1
Kareeya 346.3 231.2 in 2010 53 63.0
Mt Sophia 553.0 511.0 in 2010 43 115.2
Cairns Severin St 469.4 271.4 in 2010 33 74.4
Daintree Village 387.0 366.8 in 1996 33 89.7
Greenhaven 295.8 268.8 in 2010 31 85.0
Rainbow Beach 140.2 138.5 in 2000 20 83.2

Highest total October rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for October 2011 (mm)
Most recent October
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
October
Kuranda Railway Station 303.0 366.1 in 1930 81 49.5
Bollon Mary St 107.2 150.7 in 1950 61 36.1
Cardwell Marine Pde 198.4 269.4 in 1964 47 54.6
Ravenshoe Kuradilla Street 138.0 139.1 in 1964 44 27.8
Texas Post Office 133.9 145.0 in 1972 39 61.5
Cambooya Post Office 144.0 209.1 in 1972 37 64.6
Harrisville Post Office 144.8 158.2 in 1983 28 65.2
Jandowae Post Office 126.6 131.8 in 1983 28 57.5
Macalister 145.8 169.0 in 1983 28 66.4
Kairi Research Station 100.3 122.6 in 1985 25 31.3
Lawn Hill Gorge NPWS 109.9 186.3 in 1986 25 27.3
Nardoo Station 115.5 164.0 in 1986 25 18.6
Pittsworth 145.0 147.6 in 1987 24 64.1
Meandarra Post Office 131.6 133.2 in 1987 23 59.7



Lowest total October rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for October 2011 (mm)
Most recent October
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
October
Cooroy Composite 1.8 0.0 in 1913 98 89.0



Record highest October temperature
Highest temperature
in October 2011 (C)
Previous warmest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Walkamin Research Station 38.8 on the 12th 38.0 on the 24th in 2002 44 29.2



Record lowest October daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in October 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Cairns Aero 23.1 on the 19th 23.3 on the 16th in 1963 70 29.5
Cardwell Marine Pde 22.1 on the 19th 22.8 on the 28th in 1964 54 29.3
Proserpine Airport 22.7 on the 20th = 22.7 on the 13th in 1993 22 30.2



Record lowest October mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for October 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Cardwell Marine Pde 27.2 27.3 in 2006 102 29.3

Lowest October mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for October 2011 (C)
Most recent October
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
October
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 25.2 24.5 in 1984 24 26.1



Record highest October daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in October 2011 (C)
Previous warmest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.0 on the 31st = 22.0 on the 27th in 1998 20 14.9



Record lowest October temperature
Lowest temperature
in October 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 10.8 on the 2nd 11.0 on the 17th in 2010 25 17.6
Bowen Airport 11.1 on the 3rd 12.2 on the 3rd in 1989 24 19.9
Proserpine Airport 7.4 on the 3rd 7.5 on the 6th in 1993 22 17.5
Emerald Airport 8.5 on the 3rd 9.5 on the 20th in 1992 20 17.2



Lowest October mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for October 2011 (C)
Most recent October
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
October
Double Island Point Lighthouse 18.2 =18.2 in 1985 21 18.5



Summary statistics for October 2011
Maximum temperatures
for October
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for October
(C)
Rainfall
for October
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest for
October
2011
Mean for
October
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
October
2011
Total for
October
2011
Average
for
October
Rank of
October
2011
Fraction of
October
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.3 +1.5 35.2 22nd 24.8 +0.1 22.4 7th 12.0 12.4 high 97%
Coen Airport 34.5 +1.2 40.1 12th 21.6 +0.8 16.3 6th 0.4 8.9 average 4%
Horn Island 32.1 +1.1 35.2 13th 24.5 -0.3 19.6 10th 2.4 10.8 average 22%
Scherger RAAF 36.2   39.3 13th 22.9   20.2 6th 2.2
Weipa Aero 35.7 +0.1 38.0 27th 22.8 +0.9 20.1 6th 9.6 24.2 average 40%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 31.7 +1.3 34.7 10th 23.1 +1.3 18.4 7th 9.6 28.2 average 34%
Musgrave 35.5 +0.9 39.5 10th 19.2 +0.8 15.2 5th 28.0 13.8 high 203%
Palmerville 36.3 +0.8 40.3 12th 19.1 0.0 15.7 5th 16.8 19.7 average 85%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.9 +0.1 41.3 13th 22.7 +0.8 15.8 3rd 2.2 8.4 average 26%
Century Mine 37.3   41.3 10th 21.0   13.2 1st 49.4 13.3 v high 371%
Cloncurry Airport 36.1 -0.2 40.9 29th 19.9 -0.5 11.6 1st 8.8 22.0 average 40%
Croydon Township 36.3 -0.6 41.0 13th 22.0 -0.4 13.4 2nd 30.0 14.0 high 214%
Julia Creek Airport 36.9 -0.4 41.4 26th 18.6 +0.1 7.2 2nd 0.2 12.5 low 2%
Kowanyama Airport 36.4 +0.2 38.7 13th 22.5 +0.6 19.7 2nd 32.8 17.0 high 193%
Mornington Island 32.7 +0.4 36.0 12th 24.7 +1.1 17.9 2nd 5.8 12.9 average 45%
Mount Isa Aero 35.2 +0.6 40.3 29th 18.2 -0.4 9.0 1st 22.2 19.5 average 114%
Normanton Airport 36.7 -0.1 42.3 13th 23.3 -0.1 19.3 19th 58.2 8.4 v high 693%
Sweers Island 32.2 0.0 37.2 10th 25.1 +0.2 21.4 2nd 1.5 9.1 average 16%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.7   39.7 12th 19.3   12.1 2nd 16.4
Hughenden Airport 34.0 -1.3 39.8 13th 18.2 -0.5 7.5 2nd 48.8 15.9 high 307%
Richmond Airport 36.1 -0.5 41.5 13th 18.7 -0.2 10.0 2nd 4.2 11.8 average 36%
Richmond Post Office 35.9 +0.1 40.8 13th 19.0 +1.0 10.2 2nd 8.4 16.3 average 52%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.8 +0.3 33.9 1st 21.1 +0.5 16.3 3rd 413.4 47.1 highest 878%
Cape Flattery 30.6   32.8 17th 22.4   18.7 7th 75.6 20.9 v high 362%
Cooktown Airport 31.1 +0.7 36.9 12th 22.3 -0.3 18.0 11th 39.0 24.7 high 158%
Kairi Research Station     35.8 12th 15.6 +0.5 10.2 11th 100.3 31.3 v high 320%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.4 0.0 33.2 13th 23.4 +0.2 21.5 6th 150.2 45.6 v high 329%
Mareeba Airport 31.0 +0.3 38.7 12th 17.5 -0.1 13.6 3rd 42.4 13.1 v high 324%
Walkamin Research Station 30.0 +0.8 38.8 12th 17.6 +0.9 14.0 3rd 58.2 22.6 v high 258%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 27.2 -2.1 31.0 12th 20.6 +1.7 15.0 3rd 198.4 54.6 v high 363%
Ingham Composite 30.5 +0.1 37.7 12th 19.5 +1.0 14.7 3rd 73.7 52.7 high 140%
Innisfail 28.6 +0.2 32.6 12th 20.5 +1.6 15.9 3rd 286.8 88.1 v high 326%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.3 +0.3 35.9 12th 19.5 +0.8 14.0 3rd 309.6 97.2 v high 319%
Townsville Aero 30.0 +0.6 34.6 12th 21.4 +0.7 13.5 3rd 14.2 24.7 average 57%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.4 -0.4 31.1 16th 22.1 +0.1 13.8 2nd 40.8 24.7 average 165%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.4 +0.6 37.1 12th 19.5 +1.5 12.7 3rd 5.0 27.2 average 18%
Bowen Airport 28.7 -0.6 34.2 1st 19.9 0.0 11.1 3rd 3.9 13.4 average 29%
Collinsville Post Office 32.7 +0.5 36.4 16th 18.2 +0.9 10.7 2nd 4.2 21.6 low 19%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.9 -0.5 30.2 12th 21.8 -0.3 18.7 3rd 11.2 26.1 average 43%
Mackay Aero 28.0 -0.2 34.2 1st 18.7 +0.5 9.8 3rd 11.8 35.6 average 33%
Mackay M.O 27.8 +0.3 32.2 1st 20.1 +0.4 12.9 3rd 11.0 36.0 average 31%
Proserpine Airport 30.0 -0.2 35.8 1st 18.0 +0.5 7.4 3rd 50.0 37.8 average 132%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.4 -0.8 31.7 1st 16.8 +1.6 7.3 3rd 49.2 57.8 average 85%
St Lawrence 28.4   36.0 8th 17.6   8.7 3rd 43.0
St Lawrence Post Office 28.7 -0.2 36.3 8th 18.3 +0.6 11.7 2nd 44.1 45.1 average 98%
Williamson 28.2   32.7 16th 17.1   5.9 3rd 37.0
Woolshed 27.3 0.0 35.2 12th 17.1 -0.5 9.4 3rd 16.6 23.5 average 71%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.3 +0.2 34.2 8th 19.1 0.0 8.8 3rd 28.6 48.8 average 59%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.9 +0.1 40.2 11th 17.4 -0.9 10.5 3rd 15.4 18.3 average 84%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 31.4 -0.9 36.6 15th 16.7 -0.9 10.8 2nd 10.7 35.7 average 30%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 31.0   35.6 30th 14.1   2.6 2nd 70.2
Emerald Airport 31.4 -0.3 37.3 15th 15.9 -1.3 8.5 3rd 23.4 40.1 average 58%
Lochington 31.7   37.1 30th 14.3   4.5 3rd 17.0
Rolleston Airport 30.1   34.4 26th 13.9   6.3 2nd 52.6
Springsure Comet St 29.8 -0.8 34.1 26th 14.9 -0.4 4.4 2nd 53.0 47.4 average 112%
Tambo Post Office 31.0 +0.1 37.6 30th 13.3 -0.5 2.7 2nd 10.3 34.3 low 30%
Taroom Post Office 30.0 +0.2 34.6 26th 13.8 -0.8 4.7 2nd 35.5 55.0 average 65%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.7 +0.5 39.1 27th 17.2 -0.3 8.5 2nd 6.8 29.0 low 23%
Blackall Airport 32.5 -0.5 38.9 27th 14.9 -1.8 2.8 2nd 15.6 25.6 average 61%
Isisford Post Office 33.5 +0.4 40.5 29th 16.5 -0.1 5.1 2nd 3.7 27.1 low 14%
Longreach Aero 34.3 +0.4 40.2 29th 16.6 -0.3 7.0 2nd 7.6 23.6 average 32%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.3 +0.5 40.5 26th 19.8 +0.3 11.8 1st 6.6 14.1 average 47%
The Monument Airport 35.6 +0.6 41.7 30th 18.1 -0.2 8.6 2nd 10.4 13.0 average 80%
Trepell Airport 36.3 +1.1 42.4 29th 18.9 +0.2 10.9 1st 13.6 15.5 high 88%
Urandangi 36.0 +1.0 41.0 30th     7.0 2nd 1.0 14.3 average 7%
Winton Airport 35.2 -1.0 41.5 29th 18.2 -0.2 7.8 2nd 16.6 8.2 high 202%
Winton Post Office 34.7 0.0 40.7 29th 19.1 +1.3 9.6 1st 13.4 18.1 average 74%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 34.2 +0.5 40.0 14th 17.1 -0.1 8.5 2nd 1.9 14.3 average 13%
Birdsville Airport 33.3 +0.6 40.9 14th 17.4 +0.4 8.9 2nd 0.6 12.4 average 5%
Boulia Airport 35.3 +1.1 41.4 30th 19.7 +1.8 10.5 2nd 5.5 14.8 average 37%
Windorah Post Office 33.3 +0.8 40.6 28th 16.6 +0.1 6.3 2nd 4.2 17.7 average 24%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 29.9 -1.3 34.0 27th 15.4 -0.2 7.2 3rd 44.4 55.3 average 80%
Bundaberg Aero 27.2 +0.3 30.7 16th 16.5 -0.1 9.3 2nd 59.6 71.2 average 84%
Gayndah Airport 28.3   33.4 26th 14.5   6.7 2nd 68.6 78.3 average 88%
Gladstone Airport 27.3 -0.2 32.3 1st 18.3 -0.3 12.6 3rd 56.4 59.2 average 95%
Gladstone Radar 28.7 +0.3 33.3 1st 18.6 -0.1 14.6 3rd 44.0 60.5 average 73%
Lady Elliot Island 25.3 -0.2 26.9 27th 19.9 -0.5 15.1 6th 129.6 57.7 v high 225%
Monto Township 28.4 -0.6 33.0 26th 14.0 +0.7 5.9 4th 60.9 55.9 average 109%
Rockhampton Aero 29.2 -0.4 34.6 8th 17.7 +0.7 9.0 3rd 62.8 49.8 average 126%
Rundle Island 24.8 0.0 29.0 1st 20.3 -0.9 17.4 2nd
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 25.2 -0.9 27.1 1st 18.0 -0.7 13.5 3rd 100.8 59.9 high 168%
Seventeen Seventy 25.4 -0.5 29.1 1st 18.6 -0.7 13.6 3rd 67.0 58.6 average 114%
Thangool Airport 29.6 -0.7 34.2 31st 12.7 -0.8 4.9 2nd 31.4 57.0 average 55%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.2 -1.5 31.5 25th 12.6 -0.8 3.9 4th 129.6 75.6 high 171%
Archerfield Airport 25.7 -1.2 29.5 25th 14.3 0.0 8.1 4th 104.2 79.5 high 131%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 25.8   30.8 25th 12.6   4.0 2nd 124.6
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.7 -1.9 29.6 9th 14.2 -0.5 8.4 4th 72.4 89.7 average 81%
Brisbane 25.6 -1.3 29.3 16th 15.9 -0.4 10.6 4th 117.8 86.4 high 136%
Brisbane Aero 24.6 -0.8 28.6 9th 15.2 -0.5 8.4 2nd 100.6 82.2 high 122%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.2 +0.2 26.1 30th 17.7 -0.1 12.5 2nd 70.4 80.0 average 88%
Coolangatta 24.4 +0.1 27.6 25th 14.7 -1.2 6.6 2nd 95.8 98.0 average 98%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 24.7 +0.2 28.0 26th 18.2 -0.3 12.4 4th 84.2 71.1 average 118%
Gold Coast Seaway 24.8 -0.4 28.2 25th 16.4 -0.5 11.8 2nd 103.0 104.8 average 98%
Gympie 26.2 -2.1 30.4 25th 14.2 +0.4 6.6 4th 64.2 71.9 average 89%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.1 -0.4 29.8 1st 16.8 -0.4 11.4 3rd 100.4 76.4 high 131%
Jimna Forestry 22.7 -2.8 28.2 25th 11.5 -0.5 4.3 4th 78.2 83.6 average 94%
Kingaroy Airport 24.9 -2.6 29.5 15th 11.4 -0.3 0.8 2nd 97.8 58.6 high 167%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.4 -0.9 29.2 9th 14.8 -0.1 8.4 4th 165.0 64.2 v high 257%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.2 -2.1 26.4 25th 14.4 +0.1 9.0 2nd 144.4 110.3 high 131%
Maryborough 26.9 -0.8 30.0 16th 15.2 -0.2 7.0 2nd 104.2 74.4 high 140%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.0   28.8 9th 15.1   9.7 4th 74.4
Rainbow Beach 24.7 -0.8 28.7 26th       140.2 83.2 highest 169%
Redcliffe 24.6   28.7 9th 16.2   10.2 4th 44.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 24.9 -0.5 29.2 1st 16.0 +0.4 9.7 2nd 38.6 78.9 low 49%
Tewantin RSL Park 24.7 -0.8 29.7 9th 16.8 -0.1 11.2 3rd 69.6 98.3 average 71%
Toolara (Kelly) 26.5 -2.3 30.7 25th 16.1 -0.5 10.5 2nd 115.0 83.3 high 138%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.3 -1.8 31.4 25th 12.7 -0.5 6.1 4th 111.2 65.4 high 170%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 20.1 -1.7 26.6 30th 8.7 -0.3 0.3 4th 109.6 73.5 high 149%
Dalby Airport 25.2 -3.1 31.2 30th 11.4 -1.3 2.9 2nd 119.2 62.1 high 192%
Goondiwindi Airport 26.3 -2.5 33.5 30th 12.4 -1.2 5.9 2nd 91.4 50.2 high 182%
Inglewood Forest 25.6 -2.6 32.5 30th 11.6 -1.7 3.8 2nd 95.0 54.0 high 176%
Oakey Aero 24.6 -2.0 30.4 30th 10.4 -0.9 -0.7 2nd 83.6 57.4 high 146%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.8 -1.8 28.5 30th 9.0 0.0 0.8 4th 103.6 69.8 high 148%
Texas Post Office 25.8 -2.1 31.5 30th 11.2 -0.5 2.6 2nd 133.9 61.5 v high 218%
Toowoomba Airport 21.8 -2.7 27.7 30th 12.3 -0.5 2.7 2nd 89.0 64.2 average 139%
Warwick 23.0 -2.8 29.5 30th 9.9 -0.6 1.7 4th 105.0 77.0 average 136%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 28.0 -1.5 33.9 25th 12.3 -1.8 3.1 2nd 107.0 44.6 v high 240%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.9 -0.5 35.4 26th 11.6 -1.2 2.5 3rd 67.2 47.5 high 141%
Mitchell Post Office 29.4 +0.1 37.2 29th 12.4 +0.1 2.9 3rd 42.5 42.8 average 99%
Roma Airport 29.2 -0.3 35.4 30th 12.0 -1.8 2.9 3rd 42.2 55.8 average 76%
St George Airport 28.0 -1.6 35.3 25th 13.9 -0.7 5.7 3rd 49.2 47.1 average 104%
Surat 27.9 -1.2 33.4 29th 13.1 -0.7 4.5 2nd 64.1 49.9 high 128%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 28.7 -0.9 36.1 29th 14.3 +0.6 6.3 3rd 107.2 36.1 v high 297%
Charleville Aero 29.8 +0.1 38.1 29th 14.3 -0.1 5.7 3rd 3.4 37.2 v low 9%
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.9 +0.3 37.5 29th 15.6 +0.8 6.9 2nd 13.8 25.6 average 54%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 32.0 -0.3 38.8 29th 16.3 -1.0 8.4 2nd 0.6 6.7 low 9%
Quilpie Airport 31.1 +0.1 39.5 29th 16.2 0.0 9.2 3rd 8.0 21.8 average 37%
Thargomindah Airport 30.7 -0.6 38.7 28th 16.6 -0.2 8.0 2nd 30.4 15.2 high 200%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.0 -0.7 27.8 1st 19.7 -0.5 16.5 3rd 20.8 29.8 average 70%
Willis Island 28.9 +0.2 30.6 17th 24.4 +0.8 22.2 20th 60.8 21.3 high 285%

Notes

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

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 1 November 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 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.

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.

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