Queensland in November 2011: Warm nights, wet inland

  • Around 76% of the state experienced above average minimum temperatures (except for the north west and central districts)
  • Mainly the west and south west districts received above average rainfall (more than 50% of the state)
  • The east coast (except for the north tropical coast) received below average rainfall (approximately 17% of the state)
  • There were 10 daily and 5 monthly, highest rainfall records, with a number of lowest on record (including Thangool)
  • 2 daily and 5 monthly, maximum and minimum temperature records, also occurred
  • Although there were no record dry spells, Thangool received no rainfall for 44 days, during 18th October to 30th November, 2011, and Gayndah for 35 days, 27th October to the 30th November, 2011

    Weekly summary (week ending)

    • 8th - towards the end of the week, thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of northern Queensland. Falls of greater than 50 mm were recorded in the area surrounding Cairns. The highest National weekly rainfall total was 133 mm, recorded at Mt Sophia on the north Queensland coast
    • 15th - the northern NT-Queensland border recorded falls between 25 and 50 mm
    • 22nd - falls in excess of 50 mm were widespread over most of north-western Queensland. A small region of south-western Queensland also recorded between 25 and 50 mm
    • 29th - falls in excess of 100 mm were recorded in an area extending between central Queensland and northeastern NSW. Falls also exceeded 300 mm near Tully in northern Queensland, with 318 mm at Bulgun Creek, the highest recorded Australian rainfall for the week. Falls of between 25 and 100 mm were recorded surrounding heavier falls over most of Queensland 

    Rainfall

    The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 51.71 mm, 5.91 mm above the long-term average of 45.8 mm (1961-1990).

    Thangool (including the month of October), had 49 days straight without rain in 1982, which included no rain in November. Gayndah (including the month of October) had more consecutive no rain days in 1968 and 1895, however, including no rain in November alone, the last year was 1883.

    The wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top with 619.0 mm, followed by Bellenden Ker Bottom with 481.6 mm, followed by Tully Sugar Mill with 467.0 mm.

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

    The wettest single day was at Tully Sugar Mill with 273.0 mm on the 25th, followed by Michael Creek Alert with 207.0 mm on the 25th, followed by Cardwell Range with 203.0 mm on the 25th.

    Some sites had their highest November 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 0.72 C above the long-term average of 27.1 C (1961-1990).

    The warmest on average was Croydon Township with 30.8 C, followed by Coconut Island with 30.6 C, followed by Normanton Airport with 30.5 C.

    The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 19.3 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 20.2 C, followed by Warwick with 21.6 C.

    Maximum temperature

    The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 0.43 C above the long-term average of 34.1 C (1961-1990)

    The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 44.1 C on the 15th, followed by Birdsville Airport with 44.1 C on the 29th, followed by Birdsville Airport with 43.6 C on the 8th, followed by Bedourie Police Station with 43.5 C on the 29th.

    The warmest days on average were at Julia Creek Airport with 37.8 C, followed by Boulia Airport with 37.6 C, followed by Richmond Airport with 37.5 C.

    The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 25.7 C, followed by Maleny Tamarind St with 25.9 C, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 26.6 C.

    The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 18.9 C on the 24th, followed by Quilpie Airport with 19.0 C on the 23rd, followed by Birdsville Airport with 19.4 C on the 22nd.

    Some sites had their highest November mean daily maximum temperature on record. 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 1.01 C above the long-term average of 20.1 C (1961-1990)

    The coldest night was at Applethorpe with 7.8 C on the 3rd, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 8.0 C on the 3rd, followed by Applethorpe with 8.5 C on the 2nd.

    The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 12.9 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 13.5 C, followed by Warwick with 14.3 C.

    The warmest nights on average were at Horn Island with 26.7 C, followed by Sweers Island with 26.1 C, followed by Coconut Island with 26.0 C.

    The warmest night was at Birdsville Airport with 29.6 C on the 8th, followed by Birdsville Airport with 28.3 C on the 16th, followed by Thargomindah Airport with 28.3 C on the 20th, followed by Horn Island with 28.3 C on the 30th, followed by Sweers Island with 28.3 C on the 30th, followed by Horn Island with 28.2 C on the 26th, followed by Sweers Island with 28.2 C on the 26th.

    Some sites had their warmest November night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest November mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest 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 at Mount Isa Aero with 111 km/h on the 10th, followed by Winton Airport with 111 km/h on the 29th, followed by The Monument Airport with 93 km/h on the 8th, followed by Longreach Aero with 91 km/h on the 30th.


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    Extremes in November 2011
    Hottest day 44.1 C at Birdsville Airport on the 15th
    44.1 C at Birdsville Airport on the 29th
    43.6 C at Birdsville Airport on the 8th
    43.5 C at Bedourie Police Station on the 29th
    Warmest days on average 37.8 C at Julia Creek Airport
    37.6 C at Boulia Airport
    37.5 C at Richmond Airport
    Coolest days on average 25.7 C at Applethorpe
    25.9 C at Maleny Tamarind St
    26.6 C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
    Coldest day 18.9 C at Applethorpe on the 24th
    19.0 C at Quilpie Airport on the 23rd
    19.4 C at Birdsville Airport on the 22nd
    Coldest night 7.8 C at Applethorpe on the 3rd
    8.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 3rd
    8.5 C at Applethorpe on the 2nd
    Coolest nights on average 12.9 C at Applethorpe
    13.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
    14.3 C at Warwick
    Warmest nights on average 26.7 C at Horn Island
    26.1 C at Sweers Island
    26.0 C at Coconut Island
    Warmest night 29.6 C at Birdsville Airport on the 8th
    28.3 C at Birdsville Airport on the 16th
    28.3 C at Thargomindah Airport on the 20th
    28.3 C at Horn Island on the 30th
    28.3 C at Sweers Island on the 30th
    28.2 C at Horn Island on the 26th
    28.2 C at Sweers Island on the 26th
    Warmest on average overall 30.8 C at Croydon Township
    30.6 C at Coconut Island
    30.5 C at Normanton Airport
    Coolest on average overall 19.3 C at Applethorpe
    20.2 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
    21.6 C at Warwick
    Wettest overall619.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top
    481.6 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom
    467.0 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
    Wettest day 273.0 mm at Tully Sugar Mill on the 25th
    207.0 mm at Michael Creek Alert on the 25th
    203.0 mm at Cardwell Range on the 25th
    Highest wind gust 111 km/h at Mount Isa Aero on the 10th
    111 km/h at Winton Airport on the 29th
    93 km/h at The Monument Airport on the 8th
    91 km/h at Longreach Aero on the 30th

    Record highest November daily rainfall
    Highest daily rainfall
    in November 2011 (mm)
    Previous wettest
    for November
    Years of
    record
    Harrisville Post Office 112.4 on the 24th 80.3 on the 26th in 1966 114
    Donors Hill Station 112.0 on the 19th 107.6 on the 16th in 1979 113
    Woodbine Station 103.0 on the 23rd 73.2 on the 27th in 1989 105
    Tully Sugar Mill 273.0 on the 25th 252.0 on the 5th in 1985 86
    Mount Isa Mine 93.4 on the 4th 54.8 on the 20th in 1999 79
    Nindigully 106.0 on the 25th 94.0 on the 12th in 1969 70
    Carnarvon Station 121.4 on the 26th 71.4 on the 12th in 1924 57
    Cardwell Range 203.0 on the 25th 194.0 on the 6th in 1999 47
    Mount Isa Aero 93.0 on the 4th 64.0 on the 27th in 1999 45
    Darlington 73.4 on the 24th 69.4 on the 9th in 2004 37



    Record highest total November rainfall
    Total rainfall
    for November 2011 (mm)
    Previous wettest
    for November
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    November
    Cloncurry McIllwraith St 143.8 131.4 in 1989 124 31.0
    Urandangi 102.7 97.4 in 1983 121 22.2
    Devoncourt Station 155.3 142.2 in 1989 102 30.6
    Mount Isa Mine 214.8 169.4 in 1999 79 31.6
    Whyenbah 207.4 158.9 in 1973 57 49.5
    Herbert Vale 179.4 119.7 in 1911 55 36.5

    Highest total November rainfall for at least 20 years
    Total rainfall
    for November 2011 (mm)
    Most recent November
    at least this wet
    Years since
    wetter
    Average for
    November
    Nindigully 188.8 191.6 in 1925 64 53.3
    Carnarvon Station 167.5 243.0 in 1924 59 78.7
    Mitchell Post Office 149.2 160.0 in 1985 26 58.5



    Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature
    Mean daily maximum
    temperature
    for November 2011 (C)
    Previous warmest
    for November
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    November
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 = 26.6 in 2009 98 24.6
    Bundaberg Aero 30.1 30.0 in 2008 33 28.3



    Record highest November daily minimum temperature
    Highest daily minimum
    temperature
    in November 2011 (C)
    Previous warmest
    for November
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    November
    Bundaberg Aero 24.7 on the 24th = 24.7 on the 22nd in 2008 34 18.8
    Mackay Aero 25.8 on the 25th = 25.8 on the 29th in 2008 26 20.4



    Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
    Mean daily minimum
    temperature
    for November 2011 (C)
    Previous warmest
    for November
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    November
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.2 = 21.2 in 2009 98 19.5
    Archerfield Airport 18.7 = 18.7 in 2005 35 17.0
    Seventeen Seventy 22.4 22.2 in 2005 24 20.9

    Highest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
    Mean daily minimum
    temperature
    for November 2011 (C)
    Most recent November
    at least this warm
    Years since
    warmer
    Average for
    November
    Mackay Aero 21.7 22.1 in 1953 22 20.4
    Isisford Post Office 22.6 22.9 in 1991 20 19.9



    Summary statistics for November 2011
    Maximum temperatures
    for November
    (C)
    Minimum temperatures
    for November
    (C)
    Rainfall
    for November
    (millimetres)
    Mean for
    November
    2011
    Diff
    from
    average
    Highest for
    November
    2011
    Mean for
    November
    2011
    Diff
    from
    average
    Lowest for
    November
    2011
    Total for
    November
    2011
    Average
    for
    November
    Rank of
    November
    2011
    Fraction of
    November
    average
    North Peninsula (district 27)
    Coconut Island 35.1 +2.4 36.7 29th 26.0 +0.6 24.5 14th 21.6 66.6 average 32%
    Coen Airport 34.6 +0.2 36.5 30th 22.9 +0.3 17.8 13th 1.8 26.2 average 7%
    Horn Island 33.2 +1.4 34.6 26th 26.7 +1.1 24.7 1st 2.8 51.6 low 5%
    Scherger RAAF 36.8   39.0 30th 23.9   21.8 1st 96.2
    Weipa Aero 36.6 +1.1 37.9 29th 23.6 +0.1 21.2 1st 96.8 110.8 average 87%
    South Peninsula (district 28)
    Lockhart River Airport 32.4 +0.6 33.9 28th 24.7 +1.7 20.5 13th 21.8 73.4 average 30%
    Musgrave 35.9 +0.4 38.0 5th 20.6 -0.2 17.6 1st 62.7 59.2 high 106%
    Palmerville 36.6 +0.5 39.2 30th 20.6 -0.7 17.5 1st 31.8 62.2 average 51%
    Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
    Burketown Airport 35.0 -1.5 38.1 27th 24.8 +1.0 22.8 22nd 29.6 36.3 average 82%
    Century Mine 36.2   40.2 28th 23.0   20.5 28th 134.0 47.0 v high 285%
    Cloncurry Airport 35.8 -1.9 38.5 29th 22.4 -0.6 17.2 27th 121.6 33.8 v high 360%
    Croydon Township 36.3 -1.7 38.5 13th 25.3 +0.9 23.7 19th 36.4 44.6 average 82%
    Julia Creek Airport 37.8 -0.8 41.4 15th 22.4 +0.9 16.0 27th 14.2 24.2 average 59%
    Kowanyama Airport 35.9 -0.3 37.7 17th 24.2 +0.3 21.8 13th 110.0 56.4 high 195%
    Mornington Island 32.3 -1.0 34.5 16th 25.1 -0.6 22.8 1st 154.0 56.0 v high 275%
    Mount Isa Aero 34.6 -1.8 38.6 29th 20.7 -0.7 14.2 27th 189.4 39.2 v high 483%
    Normanton Airport 35.8 -1.4 39.8 15th 25.1 -0.2 21.7 28th 22.2 42.5 low 52%
    Sweers Island 32.4 -1.0 34.2 29th 26.1 -0.4 22.7 21st 72.6 67.2 average 108%
    Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
    Georgetown Airport 36.6   38.8 14th 22.1   19.6 9th 104.0
    Hughenden Airport 36.0 -0.1 39.0 14th 22.2 +0.7 18.2 5th 53.2 52.9 average 101%
    Richmond Airport 37.5 +0.3 40.8 15th 22.6 +1.3 18.8 7th 25.2 54.4 average 46%
    Richmond Post Office 37.4 -0.1 40.5 15th 22.7 +1.8 19.0 7th 41.2 31.1 high 132%
    Barron North Coast (district 31)
    Cairns Aero 30.9 +0.3 32.8 29th 22.8 +0.5 20.1 4th 83.8 94.9 average 88%
    Cape Flattery 31.9   33.7 30th 24.9   23.0 18th 12.4 34.1 average 36%
    Cooktown Airport 31.4 -0.1 33.6 30th 24.6 +0.8 22.7 16th 24.6 72.3 average 34%
    Low Isles Lighthouse 30.5 -1.2 32.6 22nd 24.8 +0.3 22.7 6th 121.8 91.4 high 133%
    Mareeba Airport 30.4 -1.2 32.9 30th 18.8 -0.5 15.9 12th 24.4 46.6 average 52%
    Walkamin Research Station 29.3 -1.2 32.0 29th 18.7 +0.2 16.5 4th 13.6 74.2 low 18%
    Herbert North Coast (district 32)
    Cardwell Marine Pde 28.8 -1.8 30.8 30th 21.9 +0.9 18.9 4th 227.5 117.9 high 193%
    Ingham Composite 30.9 -0.8 33.0 22nd 20.5 -0.2 17.7 4th 151.1 127.3 high 119%
    Innisfail 29.6 -0.1 31.4 29th 22.3 +1.5 20.2 4th 155.0 160.7 average 96%
    South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.7 -0.8 31.3 29th 21.3 +0.7 18.7 4th 214.6 150.3 high 143%
    Townsville Aero 30.9 +0.2 32.3 29th 23.3 +0.4 19.0 4th 18.2 59.6 average 31%
    East Central Coast (district 33)
    Alva Beach 29.9 0.0 31.0 24th 23.9 +0.5 19.9 3rd 82.4 77.4 high 106%
    Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.0 -0.1 32.5 28th 20.9 +0.3 17.6 4th 25.8 47.4 average 54%
    Collinsville Post Office 33.9 +0.5 36.4 27th 18.6 -1.4 15.1 3rd 9.8 51.8 low 19%
    Hamilton Island Airport 28.4 0.0 31.2 23rd 23.5 +0.5 21.2 4th 19.2 100.9 low 19%
    Mackay Aero 29.8 +0.4 31.6 23rd 21.7 +1.3 15.1 3rd 3.6 84.2 v low 4%
    Mackay M.O 29.6 +0.5 32.3 24th 22.7 +1.0 17.3 3rd 11.0 96.7 low 11%
    Proserpine Airport 31.4 0.0 33.5 28th 19.5 -0.4 14.3 4th 51.0 92.7 average 55%
    Samuel Hill Aero 29.6 +0.6 32.2 27th 17.6 0.0 13.3 3rd 20.0 82.9 v low 24%
    St Lawrence 30.4   32.6 29th 20.3   15.4 4th 19.4
    St Lawrence Post Office 30.8 +0.4 32.5 28th 20.4 +0.2 16.1 4th 8.4 71.8 low 12%
    Williamson 30.6   33.8 28th 19.2   13.8 3rd 11.6
    Woolshed 28.5 +0.7 30.6 22nd 19.4 +0.3 17.4 12th 50.6 77.3 low 65%
    Yeppoon The Esplanade 28.0 +0.6 29.3 28th 22.9 +1.7 16.3 3rd 7.6 74.5 v low 10%
    West Central Coast (district 34)
    Charters Towers Airport 34.2 +0.5 36.3 27th 19.8 -0.6 16.9 4th 25.8 73.0 average 35%
    Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 33.6 +0.5 35.7 28th 18.8 -0.6 16.4 3rd 27.0 69.3 average 39%
    Central Highlands (district 35)
    Clermont Airport 33.5   35.6 24th 18.0   14.3 8th 20.4
    Emerald Airport 34.0 +0.9 36.4 24th 19.3 -0.2 16.4 3rd 57.8 56.2 average 103%
    Lochington 34.1   36.9 15th 19.3   15.2 3rd 40.2
    Rolleston Airport 33.6   37.3 15th 18.5   15.6 7th 16.6
    Springsure Comet St 32.6 -0.2 35.5 15th 19.3 +1.4 15.7 4th 92.2 64.4 high 143%
    Tambo Post Office 33.9 +0.7 37.7 15th 19.6 +2.7 11.5 1st 98.8 47.1 high 210%
    Taroom Post Office 34.3 +2.5 38.0 15th 19.4 +1.9 13.6 4th 18.4 74.0 low 25%
    Central Lowlands (district 36)
    Barcaldine Post Office 35.2 +0.7 38.8 15th 22.5 +2.2 16.9 27th 80.1 40.4 high 198%
    Blackall Airport 35.2 +0.8 38.9 15th 21.1 +1.3 14.6 27th 44.4 62.6 average 71%
    Isisford Post Office 36.6 +0.9 40.5 14th 22.6 +2.7 15.0 27th 59.6 36.0 high 166%
    Longreach Aero 36.8 +0.7 40.7 15th 21.5 +1.6 15.6 27th 27.8 30.7 average 91%
    Upper Western (district 37)
    Camooweal Township 36.0 -1.5 40.1 30th 22.5 +0.2 16.7 27th 74.8 29.2 v high 256%
    Trepell Airport 36.9 -0.2 40.2 10th 21.9 +0.4 13.9 26th 57.0 37.1 high 154%
    Urandangi 36.9 -0.5 41.5 14th 19.3 -1.2 12.0 26th 102.7 22.2 highest 463%
    Winton Airport 37.1 -0.4 40.5 30th 22.4 +1.2 17.2 27th 56.6 34.7 high 163%
    Winton Post Office 36.7 -0.3 40.0 15th 23.0 +2.2 17.5 28th 92.3 31.7 v high 291%
    Lower Western (district 38)
    Bedourie Police Station 37.3 +1.1 43.5 29th 21.6 +1.0 15.4 27th 10.9 16.8 average 65%
    Birdsville Airport 36.1 +0.1 44.1 29th 21.4 +0.3 14.2 23rd 30.0 18.5 high 162%
    Boulia Airport 37.6 +0.7 42.4 29th 22.9 +1.6 15.4 23rd 43.8 21.6 high 203%
    Windorah Post Office 37.3 +1.9 42.5 15th 21.9 +2.0 14.9 26th 29.9 22.3 high 134%
    Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
    Baralaba Post Office 34.3 +1.5 37.2 27th 18.6 +0.2 14.5 7th 1.2 76.0 v low 2%
    Bundaberg Aero 30.1 +1.8 32.2 28th 18.8 0.0 14.3 2nd 0.4 87.3 lowest 0%
    Gayndah Airport 33.1   36.5 28th 17.8   13.9 7th 0
    Gladstone Airport 29.2 +0.6 31.4 10th 21.5 +1.1 17.1 7th 5.2 59.3 v low 9%
    Gladstone Radar 32.0 +2.1 33.9 27th 21.5 +1.0 18.3 3rd 4.8 73.4 v low 7%
    Lady Elliot Island 28.2 +1.0 30.1 28th 22.8 +0.9 21.1 2nd 7.6 67.9 v low 11%
    Monto Township 32.4 +1.6 36.1 27th 15.9 -0.3 12.5 8th 0.2 75.5 v low 0%
    Rockhampton Aero 31.9 +0.7 34.7 28th 20.5 +1.0 16.2 3rd 5.0 69.0 v low 7%
    Rundle Island 27.4 +1.1 30.6 26th 23.4 +1.0 21.6 4th
    Sandy Cape Lighthouse 28.3 +0.7 30.4 28th 20.7 +0.4 18.5 6th 1.4 71.7 lowest 2%
    Seventeen Seventy 28.5 +1.1 30.2 28th 22.4 +1.5 19.0 7th 3.0 76.8 lowest 4%
    Thangool Airport 33.8 +2.3 37.8 15th 15.4 -1.1 10.3 8th 0 75.3 lowest 0%
    Moreton South Coast (district 40)
    Amberley AMO 31.0 +1.5 36.9 15th 17.0 +0.7 12.7 6th 30.8 80.7 low 38%
    Archerfield Airport 29.6 +1.4 34.6 27th 18.7 +1.7 14.6 7th 9.0 99.3 v low 9%
    Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.4   36.1 15th 17.0   11.8 6th 99.6
    Beerburrum Forest Station 29.8 +1.9 33.9 27th 17.1 +0.8 13.1 7th 24.6 117.7 v low 21%
    Brisbane 28.8 +1.1 33.9 27th 19.8 +1.3 15.8 7th 15.6 103.0 v low 15%
    Brisbane Aero 27.5 +0.8 30.4 27th 19.7 +1.6 15.3 7th 15.8 94.5 v low 17%
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 +2.0 28.8 28th 21.2 +1.7 17.8 1st 7.2 94.1 v low 8%
    Coolangatta 27.6 +2.0 30.4 28th 19.3 +1.3 13.3 6th 39.0 131.6 v low 30%
    Double Island Point Lighthouse 28.9 +2.9 31.7 28th 21.3 +1.1 18.6 3rd 5.0 87.7 v low 6%
    Gold Coast Seaway 27.7 +1.1 31.5 15th 20.1 +1.3 16.6 6th 36.0 128.9 v low 28%
    Gympie 31.6 +1.4 36.0 27th 16.9 +0.5 13.2 8th 11.6 88.6 v low 13%
    Hervey Bay Airport 29.1 +1.3 31.7 29th 19.7 +0.7 14.4 8th 0.2 67.8 v low 0%
    Jimna Forestry 28.4 +2.6 33.8 15th 15.5 +1.4 10.1 7th 31.0 72.2 average 43%
    Kingaroy Airport 30.2 +1.6 34.5 15th 15.5 +1.1 10.3 7th 4.4 54.2 low 8%
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.0 +1.4 35.6 27th 19.1 +1.9 14.9 6th 9.5 110.0 lowest 9%
    Maleny Tamarind St 25.9 +1.1 31.0 15th 17.4 +1.6 13.8 2nd 37.0 138.3 v low 27%
    Maryborough 30.4 +1.1 33.5 28th 17.4 -0.5 14.6 8th 0.4 85.1 lowest 0%
    Nambour DPI - Hillside 28.8   33.0 15th 17.8   13.8 6th 67.0
    Rainbow Beach 27.2 +0.4 29.9 3rd       3.6 84.0 lowest 4%
    Redcliffe 27.6   29.9 15th 20.2   16.3 7th 16.2
    Sunshine Coast Airport 28.0 +1.2 29.8 27th 17.7 -0.2 13.1 7th 44.4 87.8 low 51%
    Tewantin RSL Park 27.4 +1.1 30.1 27th 19.2 +0.5 15.5 7th 1.6 107.4 v low 1%
    Toolara (Kelly) 30.7 +1.4 34.3 27th 19.0 +1.0 16.4 1st 3.0 86.0 v low 3%
    University of Queensland Gatton 31.7 +1.6 36.7 15th 16.7 +0.7 12.7 7th 79.2 79.2 average 100%
    East Darling Downs (district 41)
    Applethorpe 25.7 +2.1 32.0 15th 12.9 +1.4 7.8 3rd 43.2 81.8 low 53%
    Dalby Airport 31.4 +1.5 36.2 15th 16.5 +0.9 12.6 7th 41.6 80.2 low 52%
    Goondiwindi Airport 32.2 +1.4 39.6 15th 18.9 +2.1 12.4 3rd 87.6 67.3 average 130%
    Inglewood Forest 31.5 +1.7 38.5 15th 17.2 +1.4 14.1 4th 63.4 85.1 low 75%
    Oakey Aero 30.7 +2.2 36.0 15th 15.4 +1.0 9.8 3rd 41.2 77.7 low 53%
    Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.9 +1.8 32.0 15th 13.5 +1.6 8.0 3rd 45.4 75.2 low 60%
    Texas Post Office 31.5 +1.3 39.0 15th 17.3 +2.5 11.1 3rd 72.6 68.2 average 106%
    Toowoomba Airport 27.3 +1.8 33.2 15th 16.0 +1.5 12.2 7th 74.4 85.8 average 87%
    Warwick 29.0 +1.7 34.8 15th 14.3 +0.6 9.1 3rd 49.2 93.5 low 53%
    West Darling Downs (district 42)
    Miles Constance Street 32.8 +2.2 37.9 15th 18.2 +1.1 12.0 3rd 41.4 57.4 average 72%
    Maranoa (district 43)
    Injune Post Office 32.3 +0.9 37.2 15th 18.1 +2.3 12.1 4th 69.2 74.7 average 93%
    Mitchell Post Office 33.9 +2.1 39.2 15th 17.9 +1.9 10.3 1st 149.2 58.5 v high 255%
    Roma Airport 33.1 +1.7 39.1 15th 18.0 +0.8 9.2 1st 78.2 63.6 average 123%
    St George Airport 32.9 +1.4 39.5 15th 19.7 +1.7 11.7 3rd 167.2 74.5 high 224%
    Surat 32.4 +0.5 38.6 15th 19.4 +2.4 12.2 3rd 61.3 54.7 average 112%
    Warrego (district 44)
    Bollon Mary St 34.3 +1.6 41.7 15th 18.8 +1.6 12.5 2nd 82.5 42.0 high 196%
    Charleville Aero 34.5 +1.8 39.4 14th 20.5 +2.7 13.5 4th 61.6 45.5 high 135%
    Cunnamulla Post Office 34.1 +1.4 41.7 15th 20.4 +2.3 15.1 2nd 76.6 31.1 v high 246%
    Far Southwest (district 45)
    Ballera Gas Field 34.8 0.0 42.4 15th 20.4 -0.4 14.1 23rd 34.0 33.7 average 101%
    Quilpie Airport 35.7 +1.7 41.5 15th 21.4 +1.8 14.0 26th 78.2 31.3 v high 250%
    Thargomindah Airport 35.1 +1.7 42.9 15th 21.4 +1.0 14.8 3rd 30.2 43.5 average 69%
    Offshore Islands (district 200)
    Middle Percy Island 27.6 +0.8 29.6 28th 21.5 0.0 18.8 3rd 17.2 119.3 low 14%
    Willis Island 29.8 -0.1 31.7 29th 25.2 +0.5 22.3 19th 39.2 39.5 high 99%

    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 Thursday 1 December 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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