Queensland in May 2012: Wet in the north, cool nights mostly in the south

  • Over half of the state recorded above average rainfall
  • There were a total of  8 daily rainfall records and 3 overall May rainfall records broken
  • Around 68% of the state experienced cooler nights
  • There were 13 daily low maximum temperature records and 3 daily minimum tempertures records broken

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 31 mm (highest since 1998). 

The wettest overall was 1062.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top, followed by Nerada Alert with 591.0 mm, followed by Tung Oil Alert with 519.0 mm, followed by Tully Sugar Mill with 466.1 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Nerada Alert with 332.0 mm on the 25th, followed by Mossman South Alchera Drive with 317.0 mm on the 25th, followed by Port Douglas - Warner St with 285.0 mm on the 25th.

Some sites had their highest May daily rainfall on record.


Weekly rainfall summary 

Up to 8th: Falls above 50 mm were reported on the islands north of Queensland and in excess of 25 mm were also reported in parts of southeast Queensland. Falls in excess of 5 mm were reported in scattered areas of southeast and coastal Queensland. Large parts of Queensland recorded little to no rainfall at all;
9th to 15th: Isolated thunderstorms produced heavy falls in the Northern Peninsula on the 12th, while the southeast trade showers generated moderate falls along the exposed North Tropical Coast. Falls over 100 mm were recorded at Coconut Island and falls over 50mm at Horn Island. Falls between 10 and 50 mm were recorded in parts of the North Tropical Coast with falls between 5 and 10 mm in exposed coastal regions;
16th to 22nd: Later in the week, easterly flow contributed to persistent rain between Cairns and Townsville. Falls in excess of 25 mm were recorded with the highest recorded total for the week, 213 mm, measured at Tully. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded along the east coast of Queensland;
23rd to 29th: Most of the rain fell mid-week, as a low pressure system in the Bass Strait and an associated surface trough generated widespread rainfall from Queensland to Tasmania. Falls were heaviest in the Cairns region and an easterly onshore flow at the end of the week triggered locally heavy rain in southeast Queensland. The highest total for the week, 349 mm, was recorded at Mossman. Falls of between 25 and 50 mm were recorded across most of Queensland.

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was -0.78 C below the long-term average of 19.9 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 27.5 C, followed by Horn Island with 27.1 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 26.5 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 10.9 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 11.0 C, followed by Warwick with 13.0 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was -0.15 C below the long-term average of 26.2 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Century Mine with 34.3 C on the 2nd, followed by Burketown Airport with 34.3 C on the 3rd, followed by Burketown Airport with 34.2 C on the 2nd, followed by Camooweal Township with 34.2 C on the 2nd, followed by Urandangi with 34.1 C on the 1st, followed by Normanton Airport with 34.1 C on the 2nd, followed by Normanton Airport with 34.1 C on the 3rd.

The warmest days on average were at Weipa Aero with 31.2 C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 30.8 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 30.6 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 17.9 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 18.6 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 19.5 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 11.9 C on the 25th, followed by Applethorpe with 12.3 C on the 26th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 13.0 C on the 25th, followed by Tambo Post Office with 13.0 C on the 25th.

Some sites had their coldest May day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their lowest May mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was -1.41 C below the long-term average of 13.6 C (1961-1990). 

The coldest night was at Oakey Aero with -3.2 C on the 15th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -3.0 C on the 15th, followed by Warwick with -3.0 C on the 15th, followed by Roma Airport with -2.9 C on the 16th.

The coolest nights on average were at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 3.3 C, followed by Applethorpe with 3.9 C, followed by Roma Airport with 4.2 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 25.4 C, followed by Horn Island with 24.6 C, followed by Willis Island with 24.6 C, followed by Cape Flattery with 23.5 C.

The warmest night was at Horn Island with 27.3 C on the 1st, followed by Coconut Island with 26.9 C on the 1st, followed by Coconut Island with 26.6 C on the 7th, followed by Coconut Island with 26.6 C on the 9th.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Double Island Point Lighthouse with 94 km/h on the 28th, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 89 km/h on the 29th, followed by Middle Percy Island with 87 km/h on the 25th.

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Extremes in May 2012
Hottest day 34.3 C at Century Mine on the 2nd
34.3 C at Burketown Airport on the 3rd
34.2 C at Burketown Airport on the 2nd
Warmest days on average 31.2 C at Weipa Aero
30.8 C at Scherger RAAF
30.6 C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 17.9 C at Applethorpe
18.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
19.5 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 11.9 C at Applethorpe on the 25th
12.3 C at Applethorpe on the 26th
13.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 25th
Coldest night -3.2 C at Oakey Aero on the 15th
-3.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 15th
-3.0 C at Warwick on the 15th
Coolest nights on average 3.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
3.9 C at Applethorpe
4.2 C at Roma Airport
Warmest nights on average 25.4 C at Coconut Island
24.6 C at Horn Island
24.6 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 27.3 C at Horn Island on the 1st
26.9 C at Coconut Island on the 1st
26.6 C at Coconut Island on the 7th
Warmest on average overall 27.5 C at Coconut Island
27.1 C at Horn Island
26.5 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 10.9 C at Applethorpe
11.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
13.0 C at Warwick
Wettest overall1062.0 mm Bellenden Ker Top
591.0 mm at Nerada Alert
519.0 mm at Tung Oil Alert
Wettest day 332.0 mm at Nerada Alert on the 25th
317.0 mm at Mossman South Alchera Drive on the 25th
285.0 mm at Port Douglas - Warner St on the 25th
Highest wind gust 94 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 28th
89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 29th
87 km/h at Middle Percy Island on the 25th

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Record highest May daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in May 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for May
Years of
record
Port Douglas - Warner St 285.0 on the 25th 91.0 on the 16th in 1977 120
Halifax Macrossan St 215.0 on the 25th 136.0 on the 21st in 1981 114
Mossman South Alchera Drive 317.0 on the 25th 126.0 on the 7th in 1920 100
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 112.0 on the 25th 103.6 on the 20th in 1965 78
Cairns Aero 93.0 on the 25th 89.6 on the 9th in 1992 70
Gereta Station 56.0 on the 24th 52.1 on the 4th in 1936 23
Cloncurry Airport 19.6 on the 24th 19.4 on the 25th in 1999 21
Glencoe 56.0 on the 25th 20.0 on the 5th in 1998 20



Record highest total May rainfall
Total rainfall
for May 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for May
Years of
record
Average for
May
Port Douglas - Warner St 343.8 258.1 in 1920 124 73.0
Mossman South Alchera Drive 405.8 353.6 in 1920 103 84.6
Gereta Station 85.6 85.4 in 1936 23 13.7
Cloncurry Airport 46.8 26.8 in 2010 21 7.7

Highest total May rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for May 2012 (mm)
Most recent May
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
May
Halifax Macrossan St 322.3 372.2 in 1907 105 106.7
Lands End Station 100.2 114.1 in 1968 44 15.6
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 55.4 101.1 in 1968* 41 13.7
Lucinda Township 366.6 409.6 in 1974* 37 119.7
Augustus Downs Station 76.0 76.2 in 1981* 28 10.7
Herbert Vale 54.6 88.1 in 1923* 23 7.4
Anakie Richardson St 53.8 63.0 in 1990 22 34.0
Balfes Creek Post Office 81.8 115.5 in 1989* 21 22.2
Cardowan 60.0 61.5 in 1990* 21 31.1
Broadleigh Downs 68.6 116.6 in 1992 20 27.7
Burketown Post Office 21.0 63.8 in 1992 20 6.2
Collinsville Post Office 62.0 68.6 in 1992 20 32.4
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 169.3 246.0 in 1990* 20 78.1
Nardoo Station 36.2 93.4 in 1992 20 14.6
Tully Sugar Mill 466.1 469.4 in 1992 20 328.7
Westmoreland Station 49.0 69.8 in 1992 20 6.6

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




Record lowest total May rainfall
Total rainfall
for May 2012 (mm)
Previous driest
for May
Years of
record
Average for
May
Maclean Bridge 10.6 13.2 in 1988 30 84.9

Lowest total May rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for May 2012 (mm)
Most recent May
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
May
Nerang Gilston Rd 12.6 6.6 in 1957* 51 120.9
Oxenford (Oberon Way) 13.8 12.8 in 1970* 36 114.2
Brisbane RPA Hospital 13.4 2.4 in 1988* 23 93.6

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




Record lowest May daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in May 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for May
Years of
record
Average for
May
Collinsville Post Office 16.4 on the 25th 18.9 on the 25th in 1959 54 27.5
St Lawrence Post Office 15.1 on the 26th 15.5 on the 12th in 1978 54 26.7
Barcaldine Post Office 13.6 on the 25th 15.2 on the 23rd in 1974 51 26.0
Croydon Township 17.9 on the 25th 21.0 on the 20th in 1981 48 31.7
Lockhart River Airport 24.2 on the 26th = 24.2 on the 30th in 2000 47 28.7
Springsure Comet St 15.4 on the 25th 15.5 on the 11th in 1978 46 25.3
Mornington Island 18.8 on the 25th 20.6 on the 26th in 1974 39 28.8
Bundaberg Aero 16.4 on the 26th 17.7 on the 30th in 2000 33 24.6
Mackay Aero 16.7 on the 26th 18.0 on the 22nd in 1954 27 25.2
Charters Towers Airport 15.1 on the 26th 18.5 on the 31st in 2000 20 27.3
Emerald Airport 16.0 on the 25th 17.0 on the 31st in 2000 20 26.2
Rainbow Beach 17.2 on the 26th 17.4 on the 30th in 2000 20 23.7
Weipa Aero 25.7 on the 25th 27.3 on the 22nd in 2009 20 31.8



Lowest May mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for May 2012 (C)
Most recent May
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
May
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.3 25.3 in 1972 40 27.6
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.3 24.6 in 1972* 36 26.2
Ingham Composite 25.9 25.8 in 1985 27 27.1

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




Record lowest May temperature
Lowest temperature
in May 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for May
Years of
record
Average for
May
Urandangi -1.0 on the 28th 0.8 on the 26th in 1967 53 12.0
Cloncurry Airport 4.8 on the 26th 5.3 on the 29th in 2000 20 15.2
Roma Airport -2.9 on the 16th -2.2 on the 25th in 2006 20 7.8



Lowest May mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for May 2012 (C)
Most recent May
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
May
Bollon Mary St 6.0 5.2 in 1966 46 8.7



Summary statistics for May 2012
Maximum temperatures
for May
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for May
(C)
Rainfall
for May
(millimetres)
Mean for
May
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
May
2012
Mean for
May
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
May
2012
Total for
May
2012
Average
for
May
Rank of
May
2012
Fraction of
May
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 29.6 -1.3 32.1 24th 25.4 +0.1 22.7 13th 276.6 78.7 high 351%
Coen Airport 29.7 -0.6 31.5 17th 20.6 +1.2 17.4 17th 2.4 16.7 average 14%
Horn Island 29.5 -0.4 31.3 25th 24.6 -0.1 22.1 13th 165.6 72.5 high 228%
Scherger RAAF 30.8   32.7 23rd 21.4   19.1 6th 1.4
Weipa Aero 31.2 -0.6 33.7 23rd 21.8 +0.6 19.9 6th 0.8 18.9 low 4%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.2 -0.5 29.9 3rd 23.0 +1.1 20.0 26th 51.2 107.8 average 47%
Musgrave 30.5 -0.2 33.0 14th 17.8 +0.8 14.0 17th 20.1 15.1 high 133%
Palmerville 30.0 -1.2 32.3 3rd 17.0 -0.3 13.3 20th 19.2 16.3 high 118%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.8 -1.9 34.3 3rd 16.9 -0.9 10.0 28th 41.8 4.4 v high 950%
Century Mine 29.4 -1.7 34.3 2nd 14.8 -2.3 8.0 27th 54.8 6.4 v high 856%
Cloncurry Airport 27.5 -1.7 33.2 1st 13.6 -1.6 4.8 26th 46.8 7.7 highest 608%
Croydon Township 29.4 -2.3 32.9 3rd 16.7 -1.2 7.9 28th 12.8 7.9 high 162%
Julia Creek Airport 27.4 -3.2 31.8 19th 10.9 -2.1 2.9 27th 69.8 12.1 v high 577%
Kowanyama Airport 30.6 -1.5 33.3 4th 18.7 -0.3 15.9 17th 12.4 11.1 high 112%
Mornington Island 28.3 -0.5 31.8 1st 19.9 -0.3 16.1 27th 11.6 9.1 high 127%
Mount Isa Aero 27.2 -0.6 32.7 1st 11.5 -2.3 3.0 26th 31.0 13.0 v high 238%
Normanton Airport 30.1 -1.7 34.1 3rd 18.3 -0.6 12.8 26th 3.4 1.4 high 243%
Sweers Island 27.2 -1.6 30.5 2nd 20.6 -1.1 14.9 27th 10.7 3.9 high 274%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 28.9   32.9 2nd 16.9   10.7 28th 13.8
Hughenden Airport 26.5 -2.0 31.4 1st 12.1 -0.8 3.2 27th 18.0 5.6 high 321%
Richmond Airport 27.0 -2.6 32.3 1st 11.5 -1.3 3.9 27th 35.2 7.7 high 457%
Richmond Post Office 27.3 -1.8 32.9 1st 12.5 -0.6 4.3 27th 34.2 15.2 high 225%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.4 -0.2 30.1 4th 20.4 +0.5 17.4 16th 148.8 90.3 high 165%
Cape Flattery 28.2   29.3 24th 23.5   21.2 26th 42.4 54.1 average 78%
Cooktown Airport 27.1 -0.7 28.5 3rd 21.9 +1.4 15.6 17th 46.6 31.6 high 147%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.3 -1.3 28.8 2nd 22.7 -0.1 20.5 27th 90.0 98.7 average 91%
Mareeba Airport 25.9 -1.0 28.6 1st 17.1 +0.8 13.6 29th 43.0 10.0 v high 430%
Walkamin Research Station 24.5 -0.4 26.7 4th 15.9 -0.3 12.0 17th 41.3 26.5 high 156%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.8 -1.3 29.0 1st 19.0 +1.4 14.1 29th 118.8 94.3 high 126%
Ingham Composite 25.9 -1.2 29.3 4th 17.5 -0.2 11.9 29th 148.4 109.5 high 136%
Innisfail 25.6 -0.8 29.1 1st 19.2 +0.9 15.0 29th 334.7 299.5 average 112%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.3 -0.9 28.4 1st 18.9 +0.7 13.6 29th 352.0 265.2 high 133%
Townsville Aero 27.2 -0.4 30.3 4th 17.3 -0.3 11.4 29th 66.6 32.9 high 202%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 26.0 -1.0 28.9 1st 17.2 -0.3 9.4 28th 59.6 28.0 high 213%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.5 -1.1 30.2 4th 15.9 -0.2 8.4 28th 39.2 41.4 average 95%
Bowen Airport 26.5 -0.6 29.6 1st 16.7 -1.2 8.3 28th 52.1 42.4 high 123%
Collinsville Post Office 26.0 -1.5 29.5 1st 12.4 -1.4 4.9 28th 62.0 32.4 high 191%
Hamilton Island Airport 23.6 -0.7 26.6 10th 20.0 -0.5 14.7 27th 53.4 79.1 low 68%
Mackay Aero 24.5 -0.7 27.3 3rd 15.6 +0.2 7.8 28th 116.6 92.2 high 126%
Mackay M.O 23.4 -0.8 25.6 1st 17.1 0.0 10.4 28th 100.4 105.2 average 95%
Proserpine Airport 26.1 -0.4 29.3 3rd 15.5 -0.3 7.3 28th 68.6 69.3 average 99%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.9 -1.0 27.5 13th 13.9 +0.9 5.8 28th 155.8 84.5 v high 184%
St Lawrence 25.9   29.6 3rd 13.7   7.0 27th 67.6
St Lawrence Post Office 26.0 -0.7 29.7 13th 14.7 -0.4 7.9 27th 70.7 47.7 high 148%
Williamson 25.8   29.1 13th 13.2   5.5 28th 51.4
Woolshed 22.6 -1.4 26.7 4th 13.4 -0.7 6.4 29th 78.6 21.7 v high 362%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 23.0 -1.2 25.3 4th 14.8 -0.8 6.9 27th 69.8 74.1 average 94%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 25.6 -1.7 29.9 1st 14.2 -0.9 7.4 28th 35.4 21.6 high 164%
Moranbah Airport 24.9   28.7 1st 10.6   3.5 27th 50.4
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 24.0   27.7 13th 8.7   0.8 16th 53.0
Emerald Airport 24.9 -1.3 28.5 13th 11.4 -1.5 6.0 27th 52.2 21.1 high 247%
Lochington 24.4   28.4 13th 8.7   3.3 15th 12.4
Rolleston Airport 24.5   28.4 9th 8.8   2.3 27th 46.4
Springsure Comet St 23.8 -1.5 28.0 13th 9.7 -1.2 2.1 27th 60.6 35.7 high 170%
Tambo Post Office 24.6 -0.3 29.4 8th 6.0 -2.2 -0.5 16th 49.9 34.5 high 145%
Taroom Post Office 24.6 +0.1 29.0 9th 7.7 -2.0 1.2 15th 26.2 40.2 average 65%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 25.7 -0.3 30.3 2nd 11.7 -0.6 5.8 26th 64.0 30.7 high 208%
Blackall Airport 25.4 -0.7 29.9 9th 8.8 -1.5 2.0 27th 34.8 14.2 high 245%
Isisford Post Office 26.3 +0.1 30.2 12th 9.8 -1.4 2.7 26th 37.4 28.7 high 130%
Longreach Aero 26.4 -0.6 31.1 9th 10.4 -1.5 3.0 26th 12.8 26.5 average 48%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 29.0 +0.1 34.2 2nd 12.4 -1.0 3.1 26th 10.4 10.9 high 95%
The Monument Airport 27.1 -0.4 33.5 2nd 10.7 -0.7 3.0 26th 9.2 7.6 high 121%
Trepell Airport 27.5 -0.6 33.9 2nd 11.1 -1.6 2.2 26th 1.6 7.3 average 22%
Urandangi 27.5 0.0 34.1 1st     -1.0 28th 0 12.2 lowest 0%
Winton Airport 27.1 -1.3 32.9 1st 11.6 -0.9 3.8 26th 16.2 15.9 average 102%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 26.3 -0.1 32.8 10th 10.5 -1.1 4.4 26th 9.0 11.2 high 80%
Birdsville Airport 25.9 +0.4 32.6 10th 10.1 -1.2 4.9 17th 0 6.8 v low 0%
Boulia Airport 27.2 +0.5 33.1 1st 12.4 -0.1 5.0 26th 20.0 13.0 high 154%
Windorah Post Office 25.6 +0.3 31.5 2nd 10.1 -1.2 3.5 26th 39.0 18.8 high 207%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 25.7 -0.9 29.6 9th 9.9 -2.4 4.3 27th 21.4 41.5 average 52%
Bundaberg Aero 24.5 -0.1 28.5 13th 13.2 -1.0 6.1 27th 27.6 69.1 average 40%
Gayndah Airport 25.1 -0.4 28.3 13th 8.9 -1.5 1.8 27th 10.0 31.0 low 32%
Gladstone Airport 25.1 -0.5 29.7 13th 14.8 -0.6 7.7 27th 26.2 34.1 average 77%
Gladstone Radar 25.4 -0.3 30.1 13th 16.5 -0.4 10.5 27th 28.8 57.6 average 50%
Lady Elliot Island 24.0 -0.1 26.0 12th 18.9 -0.7 14.2 26th 55.2 115.5 low 48%
Monto Township 23.8 -0.4 27.7 13th 7.7 -2.4 0.6 15th 23.6 44.8 average 53%
Rockhampton Aero 25.7 -0.3 30.0 13th 13.6 -0.6 6.4 27th 39.6 46.7 average 85%
Rundle Island 22.7 -0.8 26.2 13th 18.6 -0.7 13.4 26th
Seventeen Seventy 23.0 -1.2 25.1 8th 15.8 -1.1 10.5 27th 42.8 103.4 low 41%
Thangool Airport 25.6 -0.7 29.0 12th 8.4 -1.5 0.1 27th 19.0 39.8 average 48%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 24.1 +0.1 27.2 12th 7.2 -2.8 0.7 15th 11.8 53.2 low 22%
Archerfield Airport 24.2 +0.4 27.1 12th 10.1 -1.8 3.9 15th 20.6 74.6 low 28%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 23.8   26.8 12th 8.3   1.9 15th 13.6
Beerburrum Forest Station 23.4 -0.6 27.2 13th 11.5 -1.1 6.9 15th 66.8 122.7 average 54%
Brisbane 24.0 -0.4 27.2 12th 12.7 -0.8 8.1 15th 36.4 61.9 low 59%
Brisbane Aero 23.0 -0.5 25.9 13th 11.9 -0.9 6.1 27th 38.0 109.0 low 35%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 22.1 +0.4 25.2 13th 16.5 +0.1 11.3 27th 117.0 170.3 average 69%
Coolangatta 23.3 +0.3 26.8 13th 12.8 -1.3 7.1 15th 46.2 144.6 low 32%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 22.1 -0.2 26.7 13th 17.0 -0.3 10.6 26th 130.6 147.2 average 89%
Gold Coast Seaway 23.7 +0.3 27.0 13th 14.5 -0.8 8.3 27th 74.2 117.2 average 63%
Gympie 23.7 -0.8 28.0 13th 9.7 -1.1 1.9 27th 25.8 71.6 low 36%
Hervey Bay Airport 23.6 -0.5 28.1 13th 13.6 -0.4 5.7 27th 82.0 99.2 average 83%
Jimna Forestry 19.9 -0.6 23.7 9th 7.6 -1.1 2.2 15th 21.6 48.3 v low 45%
Kingaroy Airport 21.7 -0.8 25.5 12th 6.0 -1.0 -0.7 27th 19.6 31.7 average 62%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.6 -0.3 27.2 12th 11.2 -1.2 5.5 15th 37.8 110.8 low 34%
Maleny Tamarind St 20.7 -0.4 25.2 12th 11.9 +0.1 4.4 27th 78.6 141.7 average 55%
Maryborough 24.4 -0.2 28.8 13th 12.4 -0.6 3.5 27th 35.2 78.3 low 45%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 23.3   27.2 12th 12.4   6.2 27th 73.6
Point Lookout 23.7 0.0 26.8 3rd     10.1 27th 95.7 162.7 low 59%
Rainbow Beach 23.0 -0.7 25.4 12th       165.5 165.3 average 100%
Redcliffe 22.6   25.9 13th 13.5   7.7 27th 22.6 70.0 low 32%
Sunshine Coast Airport 23.2 -0.1 26.7 13th 12.5 -1.1 3.5 27th 96.0 164.5 low 58%
Tewantin RSL Park 23.2 -0.3 28.5 13th 13.9 -0.8 6.1 27th 64.2 164.9 low 39%
Toolara (Kelly) 22.9 -1.3 26.6 13th 13.8 -0.6 7.9 27th 53.6 99.8 low 54%
University of Queensland Gatton 24.1 +0.4 28.0 12th 8.3 -1.9 1.5 15th 14.6 46.0 low 32%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 17.9 +0.5 22.5 10th 3.9 -2.3 -2.6 15th 21.0 50.3 low 42%
Dalby Airport 22.9 -0.3 26.7 12th 6.1 -2.3 -1.6 15th 27.2 38.3 average 71%
Goondiwindi Airport 23.0 -0.2 29.8 11th 6.7 -1.9 0.4 15th 37.4 38.5 average 97%
Inglewood Forest 21.9 -0.6 26.8 12th 7.2 -1.7 2.3 27th 26.4 32.7 average 81%
Oakey Aero 22.5 +0.3 27.1 9th 4.6 -3.3 -3.2 15th 17.6 40.3 average 44%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 18.6 +0.2 23.3 9th 3.3 -2.1 -3.0 15th 22.9 46.8 average 49%
Texas Post Office 22.1 -0.9 25.8 9th 6.7 -1.3 0.9 15th 21.4 39.6 average 54%
Toowoomba Airport 19.5 -0.3 23.9 12th 9.0 -0.9 3.9 27th 14.8 34.6 average 43%
Warwick 21.2 +0.1 25.9 9th 4.7 -2.1 -3.0 15th 24.8 40.8 average 61%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 23.4 -0.4 28.7 12th 5.9 -2.0 -0.6 15th 24.2 23.1 average 105%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 23.2 -0.2 28.8 12th 5.0 -2.8 -1.3 16th 29.8 33.3 average 89%
Mitchell Post Office 23.9 +0.8 29.0 12th 4.6 -2.5 -1.5 14th 45.0 32.6 high 138%
Roma Airport 23.5 -0.2 28.9 9th 4.2 -3.6 -2.9 16th 29.4 36.2 average 81%
St George Airport 22.9 -0.2 28.8 12th 7.0 -1.7 1.1 16th 38.2 28.9 average 132%
Surat 23.5 0.0 29.0 12th 6.1 -2.7 -1.2 16th 40.0 34.5 average 116%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 23.2 +0.2 29.6 11th 6.0 -2.7 0.0 16th 12.6 32.4 average 39%
Charleville Aero 23.9 +0.7 29.5 9th 6.8 -2.1 -0.3 16th 25.0 31.5 average 79%
Cunnamulla Post Office 23.5 +0.6 30.5 11th 8.9 -0.9 3.8 16th 31.6 30.0 average 105%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 25.0 +0.7 32.4 9th 9.8 -1.4 4.5 16th 2.2 7.5 average 29%
Quilpie Airport 24.5 +0.5 30.5 9th 8.6 -2.3 2.6 16th 25.8 26.9 average 96%
Thargomindah Airport 24.5 +0.8 31.5 9th 8.9 -1.8 2.2 26th 0.2 14.4 v low 1%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 22.9 -0.2 25.0 12th 18.5 -0.3 12.5 27th 97.6 83.1 high 117%
Willis Island 27.8 +0.1 28.7 8th 24.6 +0.8 22.7 31st 58.8 72.9 average 81%

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 Friday 1 June 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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