Queensland in April 2012: Average temperatures and rainfall

  • Most of the state recorded average temperatures, however, around one third experienced below average minimum temperatures
  • There were a total of 8 daily temperature records, including 6 low maximum
  • Most of the state recorded average rainfall, with only one daily rainfall record broken

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 22 mm (lowest since 2008). Above average rainfall occurred for the southeast coast, an area around Texas (near the southern border), Central West and Northwest districts. Below average rainfall occurred in the North, coastal stretch, south-west border, and an area bounded by Tambo and Charleville.

The wettest overall was Topaz Alert with 376.0 mm, followed by Tully Sugar Mill with 375.1 mm, followed by Coomera Foxwell Road with 332.6 mm.

Some sites had their highest total April rainfall for at least 20 years. Some sites had their lowest total April rainfall for at least 20 years.

The wettest single day was at Point Lookout with 193.0 mm on the 17th, followed by Gold Coast Seaway with 183.4 mm on the 29th, followed by Coomera Foxwell Road with 166.6 mm on the 29th.

Some sites had their highest April daily rainfall on record.

Weekly rainfall summary 

4th to 10th: falls above 5 mm were recorded in scattered areas of east and inland Queensland;
11th to 17th: persistent rain in the Cairns and Cape York regions were associated with an easterly flow. A coastal low pressure trough triggered rainfall into southeast Queensland at the end of the week. Falls in excess of 25 mm were recorded in the Cairns and Cape York regions, and also southeast Queensland. The highest weekly total of 256 mm was recorded at Daintree Village in northern Queensland;
18th to 24th:  at the start of the week isolated storms produced rain in the tropical north. Falls above 50 mm were recorded in the northern tip of Queensland. Falls above 25 mm were recorded in parts of southeast Queensland. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded in isolated areas of coastal Queensland.

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.40 C below the long-term average of 23.6 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 29.3 C, followed by Horn Island with 28.1 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 27.4 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 15.9 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 16.2 C, followed by Jimna Forestry with 17.8 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 17.8 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 0.15 C below the long-term average of 29.9 C (1961-1990). Below average maximum temperatures 'stretched-down' from Normanton to south of Hughenden. Above average maximum temperatures occurred north of Weipa, around Cairns and the south-west border.

The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 40.9 C on the 3rd, followed by Bedourie Police Station with 39.9 C on the 3rd, followed by Birdsville Airport with 39.8 C on the 2nd.

The warmest days on average were at Burketown Airport with 33.4 C, followed by Century Mine with 33.4 C, followed by Camooweal Township with 32.9 C, followed by Coconut Island with 32.9 C, followed by Normanton Airport with 32.8 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 21.7 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 22.3 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 22.6 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 14.5 C on the 28th, followed by Applethorpe with 14.8 C on the 27th, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 15.1 C on the 28th.

Some sites had their highest April temperature on record. Some sites had their coldest April day (lowest maximum temperature) on record.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 0.64 C below the long-term average of 17.3 C (1961-1990). Around one third of the state experienced below average minimum temperatures, stretching from Coen in the north, Urandangie in the west, Mackay in the east and Tambo in the south. Above average minimum temperatures occurred around the NSW border, just south of Brisbane, out to west of Goondiwindi, and then an area around Birdsville.

The coldest night was at Roma Airport with 1.3 C on the 11th, followed by Oakey Aero with 1.4 C on the 26th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 1.4 C on the 26th, followed by Injune Post Office with 2.0 C on the 11th, followed by Mitchell Post Office with 2.0 C on the 11th, followed by Warwick with 2.0 C on the 26th.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 10.1 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 10.3 C, followed by Oakey Aero with 10.8 C, followed by Roma Airport with 10.8 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 25.8 C, followed by Horn Island with 25.2 C, followed by Willis Island with 24.9 C.

The warmest night was at Sweers Island with 27.9 C on the 6th, followed by Coconut Island with 27.2 C on the 17th, followed by Coconut Island with 27.0 C on the 22nd.

Some sites had their lowest April temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 93 km/h on the 11th, followed by Hamilton Island Airport with 91 km/h on the 12th, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 89 km/h on the 11th.


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Extremes in April 2012
Hottest day 40.9 C at Birdsville Airport on the 3rd
39.9 C at Bedourie Police Station on the 3rd
39.8 C at Birdsville Airport on the 2nd
Warmest days on average 33.4 C at Burketown Airport
33.4 C at Century Mine
32.9 C at Camooweal Township
Coolest days on average 21.7 C at Applethorpe
22.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
22.6 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 14.5 C at Applethorpe on the 28th
14.8 C at Applethorpe on the 27th
15.1 C at Toowoomba Airport on the 28th
Coldest night 1.3 C at Roma Airport on the 11th
1.4 C at Oakey Aero on the 26th
1.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 26th
Coolest nights on average 10.1 C at Applethorpe
10.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
10.8 C at Oakey Aero
Warmest nights on average 25.8 C at Coconut Island
25.2 C at Horn Island
24.9 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 27.9 C at Sweers Island on the 6th
27.2 C at Coconut Island on the 17th
27.0 C at Coconut Island on the 22nd
Warmest on average overall 29.3 C at Coconut Island
28.1 C at Horn Island
27.4 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 15.9 C at Applethorpe
16.2 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
17.8 C at Jimna Forestry
Wettest overall 376.0 mm at Topaz Alert
375.1 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
332.6 mm at Coomera Foxwell Road
Wettest day 193.0 mm at Point Lookout on the 17th
183.4 mm at Gold Coast Seaway on the 29th
166.6 mm at Coomera Foxwell Road on the 29th
Highest wind gust 93 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 11th
91 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on the 12th
89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 11th

Maps
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Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest April daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in April 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for April
Years of
record
Islay Plains 49.0 on the 28th 48.0 on the 2nd in 1990 20



Highest total April rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for April 2012 (mm)
Most recent April
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
April
Ballandean Post Office 62.6 153.8 in 1990 22 40.5
Glenlyon Dam 88.9 134.8 in 1990 22 37.7
Applethorpe 76.8 144.4 in 1990* 20 45.0
Clifton Post Office 56.4 147.4 in 1990* 20 39.3
Glenelg 79.6 187.4 in 1990* 20 37.3

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Record lowest total April rainfall
Total rainfall
for April 2012 (mm)
Previous driest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Croydon Township 0.0 = 0.0 in 2008 123 25.3
Port Douglas - Warner St 1.2 15.4 in 1938 121 203.1

Lowest total April rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for April 2012 (mm)
Most recent April
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
April
Babinda Post Office 118.6 36.6 in 1951 61 533.8



Record highest April temperature
Highest temperature
in April 2012 (C)
Previous warmest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Cunnamulla Post Office 37.3 on the 4th 37.2 on the 14th in 1985 54 27.9



Record lowest April daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in April 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Camooweal Township 16.5 on the 25th 19.1 on the 26th in 1983 71 33.0
Bollon Mary St 16.2 on the 28th 16.9 on the 30th in 1996 55 27.8
Mount Isa Aero 17.0 on the 25th = 17.0 on the 26th in 1983 46 31.8
Charters Towers Airport 17.3 on the 27th 18.9 on the 23rd in 1999 20 30.1
Emerald Airport 17.2 on the 27th = 17.2 on the 18th in 2011 20 29.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 20.0 on the 28th 20.4 on the 14th in 1995 20 26.3



Record lowest April temperature
Lowest temperature
in April 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Low Isles Lighthouse 20.8 on the 4th = 20.8 on the 9th in 2008 45 24.1



Lowest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for April 2012 (C)
Most recent April
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
April
Urandangi 14.4 13.0 in 1978* 32 16.8

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.




Summary statistics for April 2012
Maximum temperatures
for April
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for April
(C)
Rainfall
for April
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
April
2012
Mean for
April
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
April
2012
Total for
April
2012
Average
for
April
Rank of
April
2012
Fraction of
April
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.9 +1.7 35.0 10th 25.8 +0.1 23.8 5th 59.4 158.9 average 37%
Coen Airport 30.9 -0.1 32.1 4th 21.1 -0.7 17.2 25th 17.4 63.0 average 28%
Horn Island 31.0 +0.6 31.7 14th 25.2 0.0 21.1 5th 101.4 234.8 average 43%
Scherger RAAF 32.5   33.3 2nd 22.1   18.9 5th 107.2
Weipa Aero 32.3 +0.1 33.2 12th 22.6 -0.2 20.4 5th 34.8 103.5 low 34%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.1 +0.4 30.9 4th 22.4 -0.5 17.9 5th 202.8 300.6 average 67%
Musgrave 31.8 +0.1 33.1 18th 19.9 0.0 17.0 5th 7.0 73.5 low 10%
Palmerville 31.4 -0.8 32.9 15th 19.3 -0.4 16.3 9th 43.2 49.1 average 88%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.4 -0.8 36.8 5th 20.4 -1.3 14.3 27th 13.4 59.6 high 22%
Century Mine 33.4 -0.9 37.8 5th 18.9 -2.2 12.5 27th 13.4 43.5 average 31%
Cloncurry Airport 32.0 -1.5 38.0 4th 18.3 -1.6 12.4 29th 28.0 20.3 high 138%
Croydon Township 32.2 -1.7 34.3 20th 20.4 -0.6 15.3 29th 0 25.3 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 30.9 -3.5 35.6 5th 16.0 -1.6 12.1 29th 36.6 18.1 high 202%
Kowanyama Airport 32.7 -0.2 33.9 18th 21.8 0.0 19.1 26th 27.6 55.6 average 50%
Mornington Island 31.1 -0.3 34.6 4th 22.8 -0.4 18.7 27th 17.0 54.6 average 31%
Mount Isa Aero 31.7 -0.1 38.2 5th 16.1 -2.4 9.1 28th 11.0 15.4 high 71%
Normanton Airport 32.8 -1.3 35.3 21st 21.8 -0.9 15.6 26th 2.6 29.9 average 9%
Sweers Island 30.5 -0.9 33.4 2nd 24.0 -0.7 17.5 27th 25.5 50.9 average 50%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 31.9   34.0 21st 17.5   14.1 24th 4.0
Hughenden Airport 30.1 -1.9 34.3 4th 15.4 -2.7 11.1 29th 7.4 23.5 average 31%
Richmond Airport 31.1 -2.0 36.3 5th 15.9 -2.0 12.8 29th 58.8 37.1 high 158%
Richmond Post Office 31.2 -1.5 36.2 5th 16.3 -0.7 13.0 29th 64.0 22.9 v high 279%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.7 +0.5 31.5 4th 21.0 -0.6 17.3 4th 168.6 196.7 average 86%
Cape Flattery 29.7   31.6 4th 24.0   19.7 4th 154.4 226.7 average 68%
Cooktown Airport 28.8 -0.3 31.0 4th 21.9 -1.1 16.3 5th 181.2 162.6 average 111%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.3 -0.1 32.4 4th 23.9 -0.2 20.8 4th 122.0 230.9 low 53%
Mareeba Airport 28.5 +0.2 30.8 4th 18.2 -0.7 14.3 4th 8.0 34.7 low 23%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.5 -0.7 31.1 1st 20.2 +0.1 16.6 22nd 35.2 208.8 v low 17%
Ingham Composite 29.5 +0.5 34.0 4th 20.2 -0.1 17.0 22nd 100.5 202.4 low 50%
Innisfail 28.6 +0.3 33.1 3rd 20.9 +0.4 17.7 4th 257.8 460.3 low 56%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.4 +0.2 33.2 4th 20.1 -0.3 16.2 4th 237.4 395.4 low 60%
Townsville Aero 30.2 +0.6 33.1 3rd 20.3 -0.3 17.1 22nd 17.0 65.9 average 26%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 29.0 0.0 32.1 3rd 19.8 -1.1 16.4 28th 6.6 67.1 v low 10%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.8 +0.3 33.4 3rd 18.5 -0.5 16.2 28th 14.4 48.0 average 30%
Bowen Airport 29.5 +0.2 32.7 3rd 19.1 -1.8 14.8 21st 6.0 59.2 low 10%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.5 -0.3 29.7 3rd 22.4 -0.2 18.4 28th 50.4 131.6 low 38%
Mackay Aero 27.6 0.0 30.6 3rd 18.5 -0.9 15.2 30th 37.0 170.4 low 22%
Mackay M.O 26.5 -0.2 28.9 3rd 19.5 -0.7 16.7 28th 39.8 145.5 v low 27%
Proserpine Airport 29.2 +0.5 32.4 3rd 18.2 -1.0 15.2 23rd 16.4 117.7 v low 14%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.1 -0.2 31.6 3rd 17.2 -0.8 14.6 27th 59.8 121.2 low 49%
St Lawrence 28.8   33.2 3rd 17.8   15.7 21st 7.0
St Lawrence Post Office 29.2 -0.1 33.0 3rd 18.2 -0.2 16.0 21st 7.8 58.9 low 13%
Williamson 28.5   32.5 3rd 17.2   13.5 30th 17.0
Woolshed 26.3 +0.3 30.2 3rd 16.3 -1.5 13.2 28th 18.0 67.6 low 27%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.8 -0.8 28.1 3rd 18.4 -1.3 15.6 20th 15.0 67.3 low 22%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.3 -0.8 33.3 4th 17.0 -1.3 13.8 28th 21.8 29.2 average 75%
Moranbah Airport 29.2   33.9 3rd 14.9   10.7 30th 34.4
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 28.4   33.0 3rd 13.5   9.7 11th 50.4
Emerald Airport 29.0 -0.9 33.5 3rd 15.4 -1.6 11.6 11th 36.4 33.8 average 108%
Lochington 28.7   33.6 4th 13.7   6.3 11th 42.4
Rolleston Airport 29.3   34.3 4th 13.5   6.1 11th 32.2
Springsure Comet St 28.2 -0.8 33.3 4th 14.4 -0.4 10.9 11th 37.6 40.0 average 94%
Tambo Post Office 29.2 +0.1 35.5 4th 11.7 -1.0 2.5 11th 9.4 37.1 average 25%
Taroom Post Office 28.8 0.0 33.5 22nd 13.6 -0.5 6.7 26th 32.6 35.6 average 92%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 29.9 -0.1 35.9 4th 16.5 -0.2 10.4 11th 5.8 36.5 average 16%
Blackall Airport 29.7 -1.1 36.3 4th 14.5 -1.2 9.8 11th 8.4 30.6 average 27%
Isisford Post Office 31.0 +0.3 37.3 4th 15.9 0.0 9.9 11th 11.4 36.7 average 31%
Longreach Aero 30.5 -0.9 36.6 4th 15.5 -0.9 11.0 28th 4.2 37.4 average 11%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 32.9 -0.1 39.0 4th 17.7 -0.3 9.9 29th 23.6 14.6 high 162%
The Monument Airport 31.6 -0.9 38.9 4th 16.7 -0.4 9.6 27th 4.6 16.5 average 28%
Trepell Airport 31.9 -1.1 39.1 4th 16.6 -1.0 10.0 29th 22.4 17.6 high 127%
Urandangi 31.6 -0.8 39.4 8th 14.4 -2.4 6.0 29th 15.8 13.1 high 121%
Winton Airport 31.1 -1.4 37.1 4th 16.1 -1.0 11.4 29th 18.6 24.6 average 76%
Winton Post Office 31.4 -0.7 37.9 4th 16.9 -0.3 12.1 29th 14.0 22.3 average 63%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 31.2 -0.9 39.9 3rd 16.3 -1.1 10.8 28th 2.7 9.9 average 27%
Birdsville Airport 31.0 -0.8 40.9 3rd 16.7 -0.4 8.6 28th 0.2 1.3 average 15%
Boulia Airport 31.1 -0.3 37.5 6th 17.7 +0.6 10.9 12th 2.0 13.8 average 14%
Windorah Post Office 30.0 -0.2 38.0 5th 15.8 -0.2 8.5 11th 1.8 19.7 average 9%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 28.9 -1.4 33.5 3rd 15.4 -0.6 11.0 26th 15.0 44.8 average 33%
Bundaberg Aero 27.6 +0.2 30.6 20th 17.0 -0.6 13.2 26th 37.2 58.1 average 64%
Gayndah Airport 28.2 -1.0 31.8 3rd 14.6 -0.6 9.8 26th 20.6 24.2 average 85%
Gladstone Airport 28.3 +0.3 30.9 2nd 18.3 -0.7 16.0 27th 9.4 43.4 average 22%
Gladstone Radar 28.7 +0.3 30.8 24th 19.3 -0.3 15.1 28th 10.6 48.0 low 22%
Lady Elliot Island 26.7 +0.2 28.7 5th 21.3 -0.5 18.5 10th 144.8 103.3 high 140%
Monto Township 28.0 +0.3 31.3 22nd 13.3 -0.4 8.9 26th 11.8 44.3 low 27%
Rockhampton Aero 29.1 +0.3 33.3 3rd 18.1 +0.2 15.1 11th 13.8 43.4 low 32%
Rundle Island 25.2 -0.3 28.0 3rd 21.3 -0.4 17.2 28th
Seventeen Seventy 26.0 -0.4 28.5 10th 18.8 -0.5 14.9 26th 41.2 105.6 low 39%
Thangool Airport 29.2 -0.6 32.3 21st 13.0 -1.1 7.9 11th 3.4 35.1 low 10%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.8 -0.4 30.3 9th 13.5 -0.5 4.6 26th 77.0 55.5 high 139%
Archerfield Airport 26.7 +0.3 30.2 9th 15.5 +0.4 9.5 26th 101.4 80.5 high 126%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.2   29.9 7th 14.3   5.3 26th 83.2
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.3 -0.2 29.6 9th 15.9 +0.2 10.6 26th 128.6 115.7 high 111%
Brisbane 26.5 -0.6 30.5 9th 17.3 0.0 11.6 26th 149.0 66.8 high 223%
Brisbane Aero 25.3 -0.7 28.4 3rd 16.5 +0.2 8.6 26th 196.8 75.0 v high 262%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.4 +0.2 26.6 9th 19.2 +0.1 14.0 26th 104.2 146.4 average 71%
Coolangatta 25.4 +0.1 28.6 2nd 17.4 +0.4 9.7 26th 244.8 173.0 high 142%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 24.3 -0.6 26.8 9th 19.7 -0.1 13.9 26th 64.4 131.3 low 49%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.9 +0.2 30.2 9th 18.2 -0.1 10.6 26th 318.2 123.3 high 258%
Gympie 26.6 -0.7 29.4 3rd 15.1 +0.4 7.5 26th 50.4 83.5 average 60%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.4 -0.5 29.2 3rd 17.6 -0.3 12.3 26th 101.4 74.5 high 136%
Jimna Forestry 23.0 -0.8 26.0 22nd 12.3 -0.8 5.2 26th 21.8 55.3 average 39%
Kingaroy Airport 25.1 -0.9 29.4 20th 11.8 -0.4 6.5 26th 29.6 20.9 high 142%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.8 -0.5 29.3 9th 16.1 +0.2 9.5 26th 140.9 82.4 high 171%
Maleny Tamarind St 23.6 +0.1 27.2 3rd 15.5 +0.6 8.6 26th 141.2 193.2 average 73%
Maryborough 27.4 0.0 30.1 3rd 16.7 +0.1 11.1 26th 89.2 87.2 average 102%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 26.1   28.8 9th 16.7   8.9 26th 128.2
Rainbow Beach 25.6 -0.4 27.9 3rd       125.6 140.3 average 90%
Redcliffe 25.2   27.8 3rd 17.6   11.5 26th 190.4 114.3 high 167%
Sunshine Coast Airport 25.9 +0.2 28.3 3rd 16.8 -0.2 8.5 26th 155.4 160.3 average 97%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.5 -0.2 28.1 3rd 18.0 0.0 11.0 26th 122.8 170.3 average 72%
Toolara (Kelly) 26.1 -1.0 29.1 3rd 16.9 -0.5 10.6 26th 93.0 100.0 average 93%
University of Queensland Gatton 27.2 +0.1 32.8 9th 13.8 +0.1 8.3 11th 5.2 49.4 v low 11%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.7 +0.6 27.2 3rd 10.1 +0.5 3.3 10th 76.8 45.0 high 171%
Dalby Airport 26.4 -0.9 31.9 3rd 12.1 -0.4 2.4 26th 29.4 20.9 high 141%
Goondiwindi Airport 27.7 -0.1 33.5 3rd 13.5 +0.5 3.9 26th 16.8 19.6 average 86%
Inglewood Forest 26.9 -0.5 32.6 3rd 12.8 -0.3 4.0 26th 49.4 31.0 average 159%
Oakey Aero 25.8 0.0 30.5 3rd 10.8 -1.1 1.4 26th 24.2 32.2 average 75%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.3 +0.2 28.6 3rd 10.3 +0.8 1.4 26th 84.6 42.6 high 199%
Texas Post Office 27.0 -0.5 32.8 3rd 12.6 +0.9 3.2 26th
Toowoomba Airport 22.6 -0.7 27.2 3rd 13.1 -0.3 5.6 26th 33.2 28.6 average 116%
Warwick 24.7 -0.2 29.8 7th 11.9 +0.5 2.0 26th 39.6 31.6 average 125%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 27.8 -0.1 33.1 3rd 12.7 -0.7 4.5 11th 34.6 34.1 average 101%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 27.7 0.0 33.6 22nd 11.3 -0.7 2.0 11th 14.4 42.2 average 34%
Mitchell Post Office 28.0 +0.5 34.8 4th 11.2 -0.3 2.0 11th 2.6 34.4 low 8%
Roma Airport 27.8 -0.2 33.4 4th 10.8 -1.7 1.3 11th 10.2 37.5 average 27%
St George Airport 27.6 -0.4 34.6 4th 13.7 -0.1 5.1 26th 30.2 21.4 average 141%
Surat 28.0 -0.2 34.2 4th 12.7 -0.4 2.2 26th 10.4 31.5 average 33%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 28.3 +0.5 36.0 4th 13.2 0.0 4.4 26th 23.5 31.5 average 75%
Charleville Aero 28.3 +0.2 35.7 4th 13.4 -0.4 4.4 11th 2.6 30.9 low 8%
Cunnamulla Post Office 28.5 +0.6 37.3 4th 14.4 +0.3 6.3 11th 2.4 27.3 average 9%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 29.7 -0.4 38.3 3rd 16.1 -0.6 9.2 26th 0 11.2 v low 0%
Quilpie Airport 29.4 +0.3 37.4 4th 15.4 -0.3 9.8 26th 13.3 24.8 average 54%
Thargomindah Airport 29.5 0.0 38.9 4th 15.2 -1.5 7.8 26th 0 17.5 v low 0%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.6 +0.1 27.6 3rd 21.1 0.0 17.6 28th 40.4 119.0 low 34%
Willis Island 29.1 +0.2 29.9 28th 24.9 +0.2 22.4 9th 126.0 127.6 average 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 Tuesday 1 May 2012. 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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