Queensland in June 2012: Wet, cool month

  • Approximately 60% of the state (by area) recorded above average rainfall (around 6% below average, mainly in the far-north and north-west)
  • There were a total of  3 daily rainfall records and 4 overall June rainfall records broken
  • Around 67% of the state recorded below average maximum temperatures (around 2% above average, in the far-north)
  • Below average minimum temperatures were recorded for 62% of the state with around 11% above average in the south-east
  • There were 2 daily minimum temperture records broken

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 33 mm (highest since 2007)

The wettest overall was Tomewin - Tallowood with 338.4 mm, followed by Lower Springbrook Alert with 337.2 mm, followed by Noosaville with 293.0 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Woodgate Store with 128.2 mm on the 3rd, followed by Bundaberg Aero with 118.6 mm on the 3rd, followed by Sunshine Coast Airport with 114.4 mm on the 3rd.

Some sites had their highest June daily rainfall on record.

Weekly rainfall summary 

Up to 5th: A surface trough developed in central Queensland. Falls above 100 mm were recorded near Cairns and along the southeast coast and scattered areas in inland Queensland. Falls of between 25 and 100 mm were recorded across much of eastern and central Queensland. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded in most of the remaining areas of Queensland, excluding the Cape York Peninsula;
6th to 12th: A surface trough and strong low pressure system off the coast of southeast Queensland brought rain and severe weather from the 10th, recording falls of between 5 and 100 mm;
13th to 19th: Most of Queensland recorded little to no rainfall at all during the week;
20th to 26th:  Rain was mostly recorded in eastern Queensland with falls above 25 mm between Townsville and Fraser Island. Moist easterly airflow triggered rain in parts of southeast Queensland (north of Fraser Island) at the end of the week. Western Queensland recorded little to no rainfall at all during the week.

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was -0.86 C below the long-term average of 16.7 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 27.0 C, followed by Horn Island with 26.1 C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 24.9 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 24.9 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 9.0 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.2 C, followed by Warwick with 11.3 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was -0.81 C below the long-term average of 23.3 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Scherger RAAF with 32.9 C on the 30th, followed by Weipa Aero with 32.8 C on the 27th, followed by Weipa Aero with 32.5 C on the 26th, followed by Scherger RAAF with 32.5 C on the 27th.

The warmest days on average were at Scherger RAAF with 30.9 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 30.5 C, followed by Musgrave with 30.3 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 14.3 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.1 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 16.0 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 7.7 C on the 5th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.0 C on the 5th, followed by Applethorpe with 9.9 C on the 26th.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was -0.91 C below the long-term average of 10.0 C (1961-1990). 

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -3.5 C on the 19th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -3.5 C on the 20th, followed by Warwick with -3.5 C on the 20th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -3.5 C on the 24th, followed by Roma Airport with -3.4 C on the 24th, followed by Oakey Aero with -3.3 C on the 20th, followed by Applethorpe with -3.3 C on the 24th.

The coolest nights on average were at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 3.3 C, followed by Urandangi with 3.5 C, followed by Applethorpe with 3.6 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.4 C, followed by Horn Island with 23.0 C, followed by Willis Island with 22.8 C.

The warmest night was at Coconut Island with 26.0 C on the 1st, followed by Coconut Island with 25.7 C on the 5th, followed by Coconut Island with 25.6 C on the 2nd.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Double Island Point Lighthouse with 98 km/h on the 28th, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 94 km/h on the 11th, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 94 km/h on the 28th, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 91 km/h on the 27th.

Other phenomena

Sleet was reported at some locations on the 5th (such as at Eukey) and an East Coast Low formed off south-east Qld during the 11-12th

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Extremes in June 2012
Hottest day 32.9 C at Scherger RAAF on the 30th
32.8 C at Weipa Aero on the 27th
32.5 C at Weipa Aero on the 26th
Warmest days on average 30.9 C at Scherger RAAF
30.5 C at Weipa Aero
30.3 C at Musgrave
Coolest days on average 14.3 C at Applethorpe
15.1 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
16.0 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 7.7 C at Applethorpe on the 5th
9.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 5th
9.9 C at Applethorpe on the 26th
Coldest night -3.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 19th
-3.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 20th
-3.5 C at Warwick on the 20th
Coolest nights on average 3.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
3.5 C at Urandangi
3.6 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 24.4 C at Coconut Island
23.0 C at Horn Island
22.8 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 26.0 C at Coconut Island on the 1st
25.7 C at Coconut Island on the 5th
25.6 C at Coconut Island on the 2nd
Warmest on average overall 27.0 C at Coconut Island
26.1 C at Horn Island
24.9 C at Scherger RAAF
Coolest on average overall 9.0 C at Applethorpe
9.2 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
11.3 C at Warwick
Wettest overall 338.4 mm at Tomewin - Tallowood
337.2 mm at Lower Springbrook Alert
293.0 mm at Noosaville
Wettest day 128.2 mm at Woodgate Store on the 3rd
118.6 mm at Bundaberg Aero on the 3rd
114.4 mm at Sunshine Coast Airport on the 3rd
Highest wind gust 98 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 28th
94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 11th
94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 28th


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 June daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in June 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for June
Years of
record
Gereta Station 46.6 on the 1st 39.4 on the 22nd in 1912 23
Rainbow Beach 82.8 on the 3rd 76.2 on the 3rd in 2002 21
Miva 50.0 on the 3rd 39.4 on the 20th in 2005 20



Record highest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Wyseby 150.0 114.0 in 2007 61 32.3
Childers South 155.0 152.0 in 2002 32 43.3
Cloncurry Airport 36.8 35.4 in 1998 21 7.0
Cooby Creek Dam 95.6 92.6 in 2005 21 31.2

Highest total June rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for June 2012 (mm)
Most recent June
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
June
Taroom Post Office 149.2 228.6 in 1912* 97 37.0
Rewan Station 180.2 454.9 in 1912* 69 44.9
Proston Post Office 139.6 163.1 in 1958 54 35.1
Anakie Richardson St 133.1 183.8 in 1967 45 33.1
Maryborough 166.6 347.6 in 1967 45 67.8
Blackbutt Post Office 136.0 189.2 in 1983 29 46.2
Lindfield 192.6 258.8 in 1983 29 59.7
Somerset Dam 138.8 205.0 in 1983 29 50.8
Toogoolawah Post Office 107.8 185.8 in 1983 29 46.5
University of Queensland Gatton 91.8 180.3 in 1983 29 42.4
Cambooya Post Office 94.6 129.1 in 1983* 27 40.9
Clifton Post Office 78.8 112.0 in 1983* 27 38.1
Palmwoods 241.8 451.0 in 1983* 27 90.3
Esk Post Office 114.6 146.8 in 1988 24 51.2
Imbil Post Office 126.4 207.3 in 1988 24 64.0
Kenilworth Township 199.2 221.8 in 1988 24 70.1
Maleny Tamarind St 267.2 335.8 in 1988 24 107.4
Gympie 132.2 142.4 in 1988* 23 61.1
Peachester 230.3 264.0 in 1988* 23 94.8

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




Record lowest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2012 (mm)
Previous driest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Urandangi 0.0 = 0.0 in 2010 121 9.3
Kowanyama Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 101 4.2
Mornington Island 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 87 6.6



Record lowest June mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for June 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Mount Isa Aero 6.5 6.9 in 2011 45 10.0
Bowen Airport 12.1 = 12.1 in 2011 21 14.9

Lowest June mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for June 2012 (C)
Most recent June
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
June
Urandangi 3.5 3.1 in 1949* 61 8.3

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




Summary statistics for June 2012
Maximum temperatures
for June
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2012
Mean for
June
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2012
Total for
June
2012
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2012
Fraction of
June
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 29.5 -0.5 31.8 17th 24.4 -0.3 22.3 12th 15.8 26.2 low 60%
Coen Airport 29.5 -0.2 32.2 29th 15.8 -2.3 12.0 23rd 0 2.3 v low 0%
Horn Island 29.1 -0.2 30.4 3rd 23.0 -0.9 18.3 10th 3.8 14.7 v low 26%
Scherger RAAF 30.9   32.9 30th 19.0   15.6 23rd 0.4
Weipa Aero 30.5 -0.6 32.8 27th 19.3 -0.6 15.6 11th 0.6 3.7 low 16%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 27.8 +0.4 29.8 3rd 19.0 -1.1 14.6 10th 22.4 58.7 low 38%
Musgrave 30.3 +0.5 32.0 30th 13.9 -1.0 10.5 16th 5.4 9.4 average 57%
Palmerville 29.1 -0.8 31.7 25th 14.1 -0.9 9.0 6th 7.2 11.8 average 61%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 27.6 -1.3 31.2 15th 12.0 -2.9 8.8 6th 0.2 4.5 average 4%
Century Mine 26.1 -1.9 30.7 16th 9.7 -3.8 4.3 21st 6.8 5.6 high 121%
Cloncurry Airport 24.0 -2.3 29.2 16th 8.1 -3.3 4.6 21st 36.8 7.0 highest 526%
Croydon Township 27.5 -1.7 30.7 27th 11.3 -3.4 7.7 6th 0.6 8.4 average 7%
Julia Creek Airport 24.7 -2.2 29.1 16th 6.3 -3.3 2.3 24th 29.6 22.3 high 133%
Kowanyama Airport 30.1 -0.6 32.3 27th 14.4 -1.7 10.2 7th 0 4.2 lowest 0%
Mornington Island 25.3 -0.5 29.3 15th 15.2 -1.9 10.6 21st 0 6.6 lowest 0%
Mount Isa Aero 23.9 -0.9 29.4 16th 6.5 -3.5 -0.6 21st 2.4 6.0 high 40%
Normanton Airport 28.1 -1.5 30.6 17th 13.9 -2.5 10.2 6th 0 5.5 v low 0%
Sweers Island 24.6 -1.2 27.5 17th 16.0 -2.4 12.2 21st 0.3 6.2 high 5%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 27.9   31.8 27th 10.0   2.8 6th 4.6 11.3 high 41%
Hughenden Airport 24.3 -1.5 28.3 16th 7.5 -3.1 2.0 13th 30.0 22.6 average 133%
Richmond Airport 24.3 -2.2 28.7 16th 7.2 -2.9 3.0 21st 35.0 18.5 high 189%
Richmond Post Office 24.7 -1.4 29.4 16th 8.4 -1.4 3.4 20th 38.4 15.4 high 249%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 26.0 0.0 28.0 30th 16.5 -1.3 11.4 14th 16.2 45.5 low 36%
Cape Flattery 26.0 -1.1 27.8 21st 20.5 -0.9 16.3 12th 22.6 35.0 low 65%
Cooktown Airport 26.1 -0.7 27.9 29th 16.0 -3.7 11.9 16th 0.6 28.3 v low 2%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.1 -0.8 27.3 22nd 20.6 -0.6 18.8 14th 49.8 62.6 average 80%
Mareeba Airport 25.2 -0.1 28.6 3rd 13.6 -1.6 9.6 14th 36.2 8.1 v high 447%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 23.7 -1.6 25.4 17th 14.9 0.0 9.5 14th 43.4 46.8 average 93%
Ingham Composite 24.5 -0.7 28.0 3rd 14.5 -0.2 9.8 20th 74.9 45.5 high 165%
Innisfail 24.2 -0.3 26.1 3rd 16.1 -0.1 12.0 14th 101.6 186.6 average 54%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 24.2 -0.2 26.4 22nd 15.0 -0.8 9.3 14th 56.4 152.6 low 37%
Townsville Aero 24.4 -1.2 26.1 10th 14.4 -0.2 8.5 13th 26.0 20.5 high 127%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 23.8 -1.0 26.8 3rd 14.0 -1.3 7.6 13th 32.4 21.3 high 152%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 24.5 -0.9 26.9 17th 12.3 -0.5 5.9 13th 29.8 24.7 high 121%
Bowen Airport 24.5 -0.4 27.6 3rd 12.1 -2.8 6.2 6th 35.8 24.3 high 147%
Collinsville Post Office 23.7 -1.4 27.0 16th 9.8 -0.6 3.6 20th 26.6 27.2 average 98%
Hamilton Island Airport 21.4 -0.8 25.0 3rd 17.7 -1.1 15.4 25th 31.8 53.2 average 60%
Mackay Aero 22.6 -0.4 26.7 3rd 12.6 0.0 5.9 19th 66.0 63.2 average 104%
Mackay M.O 21.6 -0.3 25.8 3rd 14.0 0.0 8.4 19th 49.6 62.4 average 79%
Proserpine Airport 24.1 -0.5 28.4 3rd 11.1 -1.6 4.5 19th 27.4 39.2 average 70%
Samuel Hill Aero 22.1 -0.6 25.6 15th 11.0 -0.5 4.0 19th 95.2 111.8 average 85%
St Lawrence 22.9   25.8 3rd 11.7   5.0 20th 84.6
St Lawrence Post Office 23.3 -1.0 26.6 3rd 12.5 +0.3 6.6 20th 82.7 49.5 high 167%
Williamson 23.0   26.4 3rd 11.0   4.8 20th 56.0
Woolshed 20.8 -0.9 23.8 29th 10.0 -1.5 2.5 20th 51.4 31.5 high 163%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.2 -0.7 24.3 4th 12.9 -0.4 7.2 19th 81.2 60.3 high 135%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 23.0 -2.0 26.9 29th 10.6 -2.1 3.9 20th 22.6 21.9 high 103%
Moranbah Airport 22.1   26.2 16th 8.1   1.5 19th 15.8
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 21.1   25.2 16th 6.7   -0.5 20th 32.2
Emerald Airport 21.5 -1.8 26.2 22nd 9.7 -0.4 5.0 13th 45.4 31.5 average 144%
Lochington 21.2   26.6 22nd 7.3   1.1 21st 151.0
Rolleston Airport 20.6   26.4 22nd 7.8   1.8 21st 105.0
Springsure Comet St 20.5 -1.7 25.4 22nd 8.1 +1.0 2.0 20th 111.6 38.1 v high 293%
Tambo Post Office 20.1 -1.5 25.1 15th 4.9 0.0 -1.5 24th 48.8 28.6 high 171%
Taroom Post Office 20.5 -1.0 25.3 22nd 7.6 +1.3 0.7 20th 149.2 37.0 v high 403%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 21.5 -1.3 25.6 15th 8.4 -0.6 3.9 24th 56.4 24.5 high 230%
Blackall Airport 20.9 -1.7 26.1 15th 6.2 -1.8 0.1 12th 69.6 30.9 high 225%
Isisford Post Office 22.1 -0.8 27.6 15th 6.8 -1.0 1.9 12th 25.6 20.9 high 122%
Longreach Aero 22.1 -1.7 26.7 15th 7.2 -0.9 2.0 20th 57.0 17.1 v high 333%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 24.9 -1.0 30.9 15th 6.6 -3.2 3.3 24th 0.6 9.9 average 6%
The Monument Airport 22.9 -1.1 29.4 15th 6.3 -1.8 2.7 20th 0.6 10.4 average 6%
Trepell Airport 23.5 -0.9 30.3 16th 6.7 -2.3 2.0 24th 7.0 12.1 high 58%
Urandangi     29.6 14th 3.5 -4.8 0.0 23rd 0 9.3 lowest 0%
Winton Airport 23.0 -1.6 27.6 16th 8.1 -1.2 3.4 20th 30.2 27.0 high 112%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 21.4 -1.3 30.9 15th 7.6 -0.5 3.7 24th 9.8 9.6 high 102%
Birdsville Airport 20.6 -0.5 29.4 15th 7.5 +0.2 2.4 23rd 29.4 12.7 high 231%
Boulia Airport 22.2 -1.1 30.0 16th 7.7 -1.2 4.0 23rd 0.2 10.3 average 2%
Windorah Post Office 20.9 -0.8 28.6 15th 5.9 -1.7 1.3 23rd 2.6 16.4 low 16%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 22.2 -1.4 26.5 22nd 9.7 +0.8 3.7 19th 82.3 35.3 v high 233%
Bundaberg Aero 21.4 -1.2 24.2 22nd 12.1 +0.5 7.0 21st 183.0 51.8 v high 353%
Gayndah Airport 21.7 -0.9 26.2 22nd 9.6 +1.2 1.8 21st 77.0 40.5 high 190%
Gladstone Airport 22.6 -0.7 25.8 17th 13.0 -0.2 8.2 20th 53.4 42.6 high 125%
Gladstone Radar 22.6 -0.7 25.5 29th 14.0 -0.3 10.3 6th 55.0 38.4 high 143%
Lady Elliot Island 21.4 -0.4 24.5 16th 17.4 -0.1 14.4 18th 207.6 93.7 v high 222%
Monto Township 20.3 -0.8 25.2 22nd 7.6 +0.9 0.2 19th 81.2 38.2 high 213%
Rockhampton Aero 22.9 -0.6 26.6 22nd 11.4 +0.5 5.4 20th 68.0 38.5 high 177%
Rundle Island 20.8 -0.5 23.9 4th 16.1 -0.8 12.9 24th
Seventeen Seventy 21.2 -0.8 23.2 30th 14.2 -0.4 10.5 6th 106.0 67.4 high 157%
Thangool Airport 22.0 -1.4 26.3 22nd 7.7 +0.8 0.2 18th 49.4 32.7 high 151%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 21.0 -0.6 24.8 22nd 7.9 +0.9 0.6 20th 60.8 45.8 high 133%
Archerfield Airport 20.9 -0.4 25.1 22nd 10.3 +1.1 4.6 19th 113.2 66.3 high 171%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 20.5   24.3 17th 8.6   1.1 20th 100.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 20.5 -1.2 24.8 22nd 11.3 +0.6 6.5 21st 237.4 75.5 v high 314%
Brisbane 21.1 -0.9 24.8 22nd 12.1 +0.6 8.2 21st 122.0 60.6 v high 201%
Brisbane Aero 20.5 -0.7 23.0 22nd 11.3 +0.9 7.0 21st 153.2 68.5 high 224%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.6 0.0 22.7 2nd 14.4 +0.3 10.7 6th 167.2 135.9 high 123%
Coolangatta 20.4 -0.5 23.2 17th 12.0 +0.8 5.5 6th 233.6 129.8 high 180%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 19.6 -0.5 23.1 21st 15.0 +0.1 10.1 6th 142.8 118.8 average 120%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.1 -0.2 23.7 17th 13.5 +0.4 9.0 18th 203.4 115.9 high 175%
Gympie 20.8 -1.3 24.3 22nd 9.5 +1.6 1.5 20th 132.2 61.1 high 216%
Hervey Bay Airport 20.9 -1.0 23.9 30th 12.5 +0.8 7.1 18th 225.4 90.8 v high 248%
Jimna Forestry 16.7 -1.4 20.7 22nd 7.7 +0.8 0.5 19th 182.8 61.5 v high 297%
Kingaroy Airport 18.2 -1.7 23.0 22nd 6.3 +0.7 -1.9 20th 122.2 49.8 high 245%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 20.8 -0.8 24.1 22nd 11.2 +1.4 6.2 19th 153.4 71.1 high 216%
Maleny Tamarind St 17.7 -1.4 21.2 22nd 10.6 +0.5 5.8 21st 267.2 107.4 v high 249%
Maryborough 21.1 -1.3 24.4 22nd 11.5 +1.2 4.0 18th 166.6 67.8 v high 246%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 20.4   24.2 22nd 11.9   6.1 20th 241.8
Point Lookout 21.2 -0.3 23.6 17th     9.7 6th 246.4 158.8 average 155%
Rainbow Beach 20.6 -1.0 24.4 30th       242.4 117.9 v high 206%
Redcliffe 20.0   23.2 22nd 12.3   8.0 20th 166.4 86.0 v high 193%
Sunshine Coast Airport 20.6 -0.7 24.4 22nd 11.8 +0.6 5.1 20th 286.6 118.5 v high 242%
Tewantin RSL Park 20.6 -1.0 24.5 17th 12.7 +0.2 7.0 20th 241.8 126.6 high 191%
Toolara (Kelly) 19.6 -2.1 22.7 22nd 12.3 0.0 7.9 6th 199.4 91.0 v high 219%
University of Queensland Gatton 20.7 -0.4 25.2 22nd 8.5 +0.9 1.7 21st 91.8 42.4 high 217%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 14.3 -0.3 17.4 20th 3.6 +0.4 -3.3 24th 51.0 37.9 high 135%
Dalby Airport 18.5 -1.6 23.2 22nd 6.4 +1.0 -0.8 20th 91.6 35.2 high 260%
Goondiwindi Airport 19.2 -0.6 24.1 22nd 5.9 +0.1 0.4 25th 19.6 32.8 average 60%
Inglewood Forest 17.7 -1.4 21.4 15th 6.2 -0.5 0.0 24th 51.0 32.1 high 159%
Oakey Aero 18.6 -0.4 23.4 22nd 5.5 +1.4 -3.3 20th 91.8 30.3 v high 303%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.1 -0.4 18.5 15th 3.3 +0.7 -3.5 19th 41.0 46.9 average 87%
Texas Post Office 18.7 -0.7 21.7 29th 5.7 +1.2 -0.1 20th 89.6 41.3 high 217%
Toowoomba Airport 16.0 -0.9 20.6 22nd 7.9 +0.5 3.5 18th 103.0 34.7 v high 297%
Warwick 17.2 -1.2 20.7 22nd 5.5 +0.8 -3.5 20th 66.2 34.5 high 192%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 19.2 -1.2 24.9 22nd 6.5 +0.7 -0.4 20th 119.0 44.2 high 269%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 19.2 -1.1 24.1 15th 5.6 +1.2 -1.8 20th 83.8 30.4 v high 276%
Mitchell Post Office 19.1 -0.5 25.5 15th 4.6 +0.4 -1.7 24th 108.1 34.0 v high 318%
Roma Airport 19.6 -0.6 24.9 22nd 4.7 -0.6 -3.4 24th 51.4 29.4 high 175%
St George Airport 19.1 -0.7 24.5 15th 6.5 +0.2 0.8 23rd 35.4 34.5 average 103%
Surat 19.4 -0.7 24.6 15th 5.6 +0.1 -1.6 20th 48.4 36.8 high 132%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 19.6 +0.1 24.4 15th 5.4 -0.3 -1.2 25th 34.7 29.9 average 116%
Charleville Aero 18.9 -1.0 25.7 15th 5.1 -0.4 -1.1 23rd 38.0 24.6 high 154%
Cunnamulla Post Office 18.9 -0.4 25.3 15th 6.3 -0.5 0.2 26th 16.6 25.9 average 64%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 19.7 -0.6 25.5 14th 6.9 -0.9 3.4 25th 24.8 17.0 average 146%
Quilpie Airport 19.5 -0.9 27.0 15th 5.4 -2.0 0.5 23rd 25.7 20.1 high 128%
Thargomindah Airport 19.0 -1.0 26.1 15th 5.8 -1.9 1.7 25th 22.4 16.6 high 135%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 20.0 -0.9 23.2 1st 16.2 -0.6 13.8 24th 76.4 86.6 average 88%
Willis Island 26.4 -0.1 28.1 2nd 22.8 +0.2 21.1 7th 55.2 55.8 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 9 am on Monday 2 July 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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