Queensland in July 2012: Wet, but overall average temperatures

  • Approximately 78% of the state (by area) recorded above average rainfall (inland parts of the south-east recorded average rainfall)
  • There were a total of  31 daily rainfall records and 10 overall July rainfall records broken 
  • Around 49% of the state recorded average maximum temperatures, around 45% below average across the central regions and around 6% above average on the Peninsula
  • Average minimum temperatures were recorded for 81% of the state with around 16% above average in coastal regions
  • There were 19 daily high minimum temperture records broken 

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall for July was 35 mm (highest since 2008)

The wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top with 610.0 mm#, followed by Daradgee with 305.2 mm, followed by Bingil Bay with 282.6 mm, followed by Tully Sugar Mill with 263.0 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Daradgee with 180.4 mm on the 10th, followed by Bingil Bay with 171.8 mm on the 10th, followed by Innisfail Wharf Alert with 152.0 mm on the 10th.

Some sites had their highest July daily rainfall on record.

Weekly rainfall summary 

Up to 3rd: A coastal surface trough brought rain to the southeast (falls of greater than 25 mm) early in the week. The highest recorded weekly total for Australia, 165 mm, was recorded at Tallowood in southeast Queensland;
4th to 10th: A surface trough situated over central Australia linked to a weakening low pressure system over southeast SA, produced rain areas over western Queensland. Heavy rain fell in the Queensland tropics overnight on the 10th due to moist low level winds and an upper level trough. Falls greater than 200 mm were recorded in a small area of the North Tropical Coast, with Daradgee recording the highest Australian weekly total of 259 mm. Falls between 50 and 200 mm were recorded across the northern and central interior, and along the North Tropical Coast;
11th to 17th: A trough produced rain in eastern Queensland north of Fraser Island mid-week. Falls of greater than 50 mm were recorded along the coast between Brisbane and Townsville, with widespread totals above 100 mm. Falls of between 25 and 50 mm were recorded surrounding areas of higher falls along the coast as well as parts of western and southern Queensland;
18th to 24th: At the start of the week a surface trough triggered isolated showers (falls of greater than 10 mm) in southeast Queensland. Falls of between 5 and 10 mm were recorded surrounding areas of higher falls, as well as in isolated areas of the north coast;
25th to 31st: Isolated areas of rainfall exceeded 15 mm in parts of far north Queensland and near Cape Moreton.

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.02 C above the long-term average of 15.9 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 27.0 C, followed by Horn Island with 26.7 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 25.7 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 8.3 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 8.4 C, followed by Warwick with 10.9 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was -0.28 C below the long-term average of 22.9 C (1961-1990), the lowest since 1989.

The hottest day was at Normanton Airport with 34.8 C on the 13th, followed by Weipa Aero with 34.6 C on the 13th, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 34.2 C on the 12th, followed by Normanton Airport with 34.2 C on the 12th, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 34.2 C on the 14th.

The warmest days on average were at Weipa Aero with 31.1 C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 31.0 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 30.9 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 14.2 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.0 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 15.8 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 10.8 C on the 28th, followed by Applethorpe with 10.9 C on the 2nd, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 11.4 C on the 28th.

Some sites had their highest July temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest July mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 0.31 C above the long-term average of 8.9 C (1961-1990).

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -6.0 C on the 4th, followed by Applethorpe with -5.3 C on the 4th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -4.8 C on the 3rd, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -4.8 C on the 5th.

The coolest nights on average were at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 1.9 C, followed by Applethorpe with 2.4 C, followed by Mitchell Post Office with 3.2 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.4 C, followed by Horn Island with 23.8 C, followed by Willis Island with 22.7 C.

The warmest night was at Coconut Island with 25.9 C on the 15th, followed by Coconut Island with 25.8 C on the 13th, followed by Horn Island with 25.8 C on the 15th, followed by Coconut Island with 25.7 C on the 12th, followed by Coconut Island with 25.7 C on the 14th.

Some sites had their warmest July night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Double Island Point Lighthouse with 89 km/h on the 21st, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 85 km/h on the 6th, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 83 km/h on the 22nd.


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Extremes in July 2012
Hottest day 34.8 C at Normanton Airport on the 13th
34.6 C at Weipa Aero on the 13th
34.2 C at Kowanyama Airport on the 12th
Warmest days on average 31.1 C at Weipa Aero
31.0 C at Scherger RAAF
30.9 C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 14.2 C at Applethorpe
15.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
15.8 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 10.8 C at Applethorpe on the 28th
10.9 C at Applethorpe on the 2nd
11.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 28th
Coldest night -6.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 4th
-5.3 C at Applethorpe on the 4th
-4.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 1.9 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
2.4 C at Applethorpe
3.2 C at Mitchell Post Office
Warmest nights on average 24.4 C at Coconut Island
23.8 C at Horn Island
22.7 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 25.9 C at Coconut Island on the 15th
25.8 C at Coconut Island on the 13th
25.8 C at Horn Island on the 15th
Warmest on average overall 27.0 C at Coconut Island
26.7 C at Horn Island
25.7 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 8.3 C at Applethorpe
8.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
10.9 C at Warwick
Wettest overall610.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top#
305.2 mm at Daradgee
282.6 mm at Bingil Bay
263.0 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
Wettest day 180.4 mm at Daradgee on the 10th
171.8 mm at Bingil Bay on the 10th
152.0 mm at Innisfail Wharf Alert on the 10th
Highest wind gust 89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 21st
85 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 6th
83 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 22nd
# 44 day total (check the July MWR when it becomes available)

Maps
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rainfall
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Record highest July daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in July 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for July
Years of
record
Lucinda Township 141.0 on the 10th 111.8 on the 23rd in 1893 119
Balfes Creek Post Office 66.8 on the 15th 64.6 on the 24th in 2008 115
Halifax Macrossan St 115.0 on the 10th 99.1 on the 28th in 1920 114
Victoria Sugar Mill 74.8 on the 10th 53.3 on the 17th in 1908 113
Hillgrove Station 54.8 on the 10th 50.0 on the 28th in 1979 112
Innisfail 145.4 on the 10th 92.5 on the 11th in 1959 112
Wando Vale Station 75.6 on the 10th 61.6 on the 22nd in 1981 106
Babinda Post Office 146.0 on the 10th 139.2 on the 1st in 1935 101
Gilberton 77.0 on the 10th 32.2 on the 23rd in 2008 90
Bingil Bay 171.8 on the 10th 85.5 on the 16th in 2008 88
Home Hill Post Office 89.2 on the 10th 82.6 on the 9th in 1950 88
Tully Sugar Mill 124.0 on the 10th 101.4 on the 5th in 2005 88
Gregory Springs Station 68.8 on the 10th 60.0 on the 23rd in 2008 85
South Johnstone Exp Stn 112.2 on the 10th 88.9 on the 18th in 1969 85
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 51.0 on the 10th 46.2 on the 8th in 1944 79
Rockhampton Aero 60.0 on the 15th 58.6 on the 4th in 1988 74
Townsville Aero 87.6 on the 10th 51.1 on the 10th in 1950 72
Cairns Aero 38.6 on the 10th 31.0 on the 8th in 1944 70
Ayr DPI Research Stn 76.4 on the 10th 50.0 on the 8th in 1956 60
Werrington Station 65.0 on the 10th =65.0 on the 7th in 1985 54
Cardowan 100.2 on the 15th 60.0 on the 27th in 1984 53
Ingham Composite 77.2 on the 10th 46.1 on the 24th in 2008 45
Hawkins Creek 112.0 on the 10th 91.4 on the 21st in 1981 42
Rollingstone 58.0 on the 10th 43.0 on the 24th in 2008 41
Mutarnee Store 55.0 on the 10th 48.0 on the 21st in 2005 39
Cairns Severin St 35.0 on the 10th 34.2 on the 9th in 1987 34
Cowan Downs Station 22.0 on the 10th 18.0 on the 22nd in 1993 33
North Head 32.0 on the 10th 25.0 on the 21st in 1993 32
Miva 66.0 on the 13th 50.0 on the 24th in 2008 20
Mt Pleasant Station 32.0 on the 10th 24.8 on the 23rd in 2008 20
Weipa Aero 6.0 on the 21st 5.2 on the 16th in 2002 20



Record highest total July rainfall
Total rainfall
for July 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Urandangi 146.0 122.8 in 1978 121 10.2
Gilberton 77.0 59.2 in 2008 90 8.2
Rockley 179.0 174.0 in 1950 73 30.9
Ayr DPI Research Stn 114.6 105.4 in 2008 60 15.9
Werrington Station 87.0 83.6 in 2006 54 12.7
Carfax 119.1 113.9 in 1978 51 23.1
Cowan Downs Station 34.0 26.0 in 1993 33 3.5
Proserpine Airport 136.0 92.8 in 2008 29 23.7
Doraville Station 141.4 123.6 in 2008 22 23.5
Weipa Aero 9.6 6.0 in 2006 20 1.7

Highest total July rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for July 2012 (mm)
Most recent July
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
July
Barnganal Blue Mountain 132.2 245.4 in 1950 62 30.8
Home Hill Post Office 133.0 249.8 in 1950 62 18.5
Townsville Aero 101.6 173.7 in 1950 62 14.8
Bingil Bay 282.6 292.6 in 1950* 61 102.8
Walterhall 156.8 205.5 in 1950* 59 36.6
Halifax Macrossan St 151.8 195.5 in 1957* 54 45.3
Rockhampton Aero 120.6 136.6 in 1973 39 30.0
Lucinda Township 172.0 196.9 in 1981* 30 53.3
Malboona 44.0 127.1 in 1984* 27 11.9
Mackay Aero 127.4 266.1 in 1950* 26 35.7
Nardoo Station 37.2 42.0 in 1986 26 4.0
Herbert Vale 21.2 22.4 in 1920* 25 3.7
Longreach Aero 61.6 81.8 in 1988 24 19.2
Mackay M.O 126.4 269.2 in 1988 24 40.4
Pacific Heights 137.8 186.6 in 1988 24 46.2
Peakvale Station 82.6 214.5 in 1984* 24 24.7
St Lawrence Post Office 109.1 115.0 in 1988 24 31.7
Mount Charlton 177.0 195.0 in 1988* 23 34.5
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 140.8 239.2 in 1988* 22 35.2
Hamilton Island 184.0 288.2 in 1988* 20 67.0

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




Record highest July temperature
Highest temperature
in July 2012 (C)
Previous warmest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Weipa Aero 34.6 on the 13th 34.5 on the 2nd in 2005 20 31.0



Record lowest July mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for July 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Proserpine Airport 23.0 = 23.0 in 2007 22 24.4
Emerald Airport 21.3 21.9 in 2007 20 23.2
Thangool Airport 22.1 = 22.1 in 2008 20 23.2

Lowest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for July 2012 (C)
Most recent July
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
July
Cardwell Marine Pde 22.9 22.6 in 1937* 74 24.9
St Lawrence Post Office 22.3 22.2 in 1968* 43 23.9
Low Isles Lighthouse 24.1 23.5 in 1977 35 25.5
Springsure Comet St 20.2 20.1 in 1984* 27 22.1
Isisford Post Office 21.7 19.6 in 1984* 26 22.6
Barcaldine Post Office 21.3 20.9 in 1989 23 22.6
Gladstone Radar 21.8 21.0 in 1989 23 22.9
Ingham Composite 23.5 23.4 in 1989 23 24.9
Injune Post Office 19.2 17.8 in 1989 23 20.0
Longreach Aero 22.1 20.7 in 1989 23 23.5
Mitchell Post Office 19.1 17.5 in 1989 23 19.3
Rockhampton Aero 22.1 21.1 in 1989 23 23.1
Tambo Post Office 20.2 18.7 in 1989 23 21.2
Townsville Aero 24.0 23.6 in 1989 23 25.1
Windorah Post Office 20.3 19.3 in 1989 23 21.4
Collinsville Post Office 23.7 22.6 in 1989* 22 25.0
University of Queensland Gatton 20.4 19.1 in 1989* 22 20.7
Urandangi 22.7 22.3 in 1989* 22 24.0
Ayr DPI Research Stn 23.9 23.6 in 1989* 20 25.1
Baralaba Post Office 21.9 20.4 in 1989* 20 23.1

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




Record highest July daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in July 2012 (C)
Previous warmest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Rockhampton Aero 21.1 on the 14th 19.6 on the 21st in 1950 73 9.5
Cairns Aero 22.7 on the 15th = 22.7 on the 31st in 2010 70 17.1
Ayr DPI Research Stn 21.7 on the 14th 20.8 on the 7th in 1956 56 11.6
Gladstone Radar 19.6 on the 14th 19.4 on the 5th in 1986 55 13.4
St Lawrence Post Office 20.5 on the 14th 20.0 on the 31st in 2010 55 10.9
Mackay M.O 20.8 on the 14th 20.2 on the 31st in 2010 53 12.9
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 14.5 on the 13th 13.5 on the 9th in 1993 50 1.0
Lockhart River Airport 25.2 on the 15th 24.9 on the 31st in 2010 47 19.4
Redlands HRS 18.5 on the 13th 18.1 on the 28th in 1998 47 8.2
Applethorpe 14.0 on the 13th 13.6 on the 31st in 2010 44 1.9
Baralaba Post Office 18.0 on the 13th 17.2 on the 1st in 1999 43 7.4
Ingham Composite 21.9 on the 14th 21.0 on the 27th in 1981 43 13.7
Texas Post Office 16.2 on the 13th 15.6 on the 1st in 1981 42 3.6
Bundaberg Aero 19.7 on the 14th 18.7 on the 28th in 1998 35 10.2
Mackay Aero 20.9 on the 14th 20.6 on the 21st in 1950 27 11.0
Proserpine Airport 20.9 on the 14th 20.0 on the 15th in 2008 23 11.0
Thangool Airport 17.8 on the 13th 16.9 on the 1st in 1999 21 5.5
Charters Towers Airport 20.0 on the 14th 19.4 on the 13th in 2006 20 11.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 18.2 on the 14th 17.8 on the 28th in 1998 20 8.6



Summary statistics for July 2012
Maximum temperatures
for July
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for July
(C)
Rainfall
for July
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
July
2012
Mean for
July
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
July
2012
Total for
July
2012
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2012
Fraction of
July
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 29.5 +0.1 31.8 11th 24.4 +0.6 22.5 28th 15.8 16.0 average 99%
Coen Airport 29.4 +0.5 32.6 13th 17.9 +0.7 11.4 22nd 1.6 0.8 high 200%
Horn Island 29.6 +0.8 30.8 14th 23.8 +0.8 21.7 28th 11.8 8.3 high 142%
Scherger RAAF 31.0   33.8 13th 20.0   15.7 22nd 4.0
Weipa Aero 31.1 +0.1 34.6 13th 20.3 +1.5 17.1 30th 9.6 1.7 highest 565%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 26.7 -0.4 28.7 14th 20.7 +1.3 16.0 22nd 74.0 43.3 high 171%
Musgrave 30.0 +0.3 32.5 14th 15.8 +2.2 9.5 5th 14.2 4.1 v high 346%
Palmerville 30.5 +0.6 34.1 12th 15.0 +1.0 9.9 5th 0.8 5.1 average 16%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 28.1 -0.8 33.7 13th 14.1 -0.2 8.9 5th 3.2 3.0 high 107%
Century Mine 26.6 -1.8 34.0 13th 11.5 -1.3 5.1 5th 34.0 3.6 v high 944%
Cloncurry Airport 24.7 -1.5 32.7 13th 10.0 -0.3 4.1 4th 5.0 2.2 high 227%
Croydon Township 28.3 -0.9 33.8 13th 13.8 -0.2 3.4 5th 5.6 3.9 high 144%
Julia Creek Airport 25.7 -1.4 33.5 13th 7.5 -0.8 -0.1 4th 3.6 2.4 high 150%
Kowanyama Airport 30.9 +0.2 34.2 14th 16.7 +1.3 11.3 31st 2.2 2.4 high 92%
Mornington Island 25.7 0.0 30.7 9th 16.8 +0.6 13.4 23rd 0 2.3 lowest 0%
Mount Isa Aero 24.3 -0.4 32.7 13th 8.2 -0.4 2.6 17th 0 5.9 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 29.1 -0.6 34.8 13th 15.5 -0.2 10.7 5th 1.4 1.9 high 74%
Sweers Island 24.7 -0.8 28.0 14th 17.1 -0.5 14.8 3rd 1.0 3.3 high 30%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 27.5   32.8 13th 13.7   7.5 31st 16.8 11.1 average 151%
Hughenden Airport 24.5 -1.3 32.1 13th 8.4 -0.7 -1.9 4th 20.8 13.4 average 155%
Richmond Airport 25.6 -1.0 33.1 13th 7.5 -1.1 -0.7 4th 6.8 6.8 average 100%
Richmond Post Office 25.5 -0.5 33.1 13th 8.5 -0.1 0.2 4th 7.4 9.4 high 79%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 25.8 +0.1 29.8 12th 18.0 +0.9 11.8 30th 43.4 29.3 high 148%
Cape Flattery 25.1 -1.4 27.7 1st 20.9 +0.1 18.5 28th 46.2 45.0 average 103%
Cooktown Airport 25.8 -0.3 28.7 14th 18.5 +0.8 11.6 22nd 14.6 21.8 average 67%
Low Isles Lighthouse 24.1 -1.4 27.3 27th 20.5 +0.1 18.2 31st 39.8 35.6 average 112%
Mareeba Airport 24.4 -0.5 29.6 12th 14.5 +0.9 9.4 5th 17.4 6.2 v high 281%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 22.9 -2.0 26.0 14th 16.1 +2.5 9.0 29th 71.0 31.3 high 227%
Ingham Composite 23.5 -1.4 27.4 18th 14.9 +1.2 7.0 5th 113.2 36.1 v high 314%
Innisfail 23.2 -0.9 28.0 14th 16.8 +1.6 10.8 29th 252.9 136.1 v high 186%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 23.5 -0.4 26.9 27th 16.0 +0.9 8.9 29th 184.0 109.0 high 169%
Townsville Aero 24.0 -1.1 26.6 1st 15.2 +1.6 8.2 5th 101.6 14.8 v high 686%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 22.9 -1.4 25.5 12th 14.2 0.0 7.2 4th 92.2 18.5 v high 498%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 23.9 -1.2 27.1 1st 13.2 +1.6 5.6 4th 114.6 15.9 highest 721%
Bowen Airport 23.3 -1.2 26.4 14th 12.8 -0.6 5.3 29th 74.6 20.8 high 359%
Collinsville Post Office 23.7 -1.3 28.4 13th 9.7 +0.7 0.2 4th 75.4 20.5 v high 368%
Hamilton Island Airport 20.0 -1.4 24.9 14th 16.9 -0.9 14.4 30th 172.8 42.2 v high 409%
Mackay Aero 21.8 -0.7 26.3 14th 12.1 +1.1 3.0 4th 127.4 35.7 v high 357%
Mackay M.O 20.5 -0.8 25.6 14th 13.5 +0.6 6.3 4th 126.4 40.4 v high 313%
Proserpine Airport 23.0 -1.4 27.4 14th 12.1 +1.1 4.0 5th 136.0 23.7 highest 574%
Samuel Hill Aero 21.0 -1.5 24.7 1st 10.3 +1.2 2.1 4th 164.8 61.7 high 267%
St Lawrence 22.1   25.7 13th 11.1   3.5 4th 135.6
St Lawrence Post Office 22.3 -1.6 26.4 13th 10.7 -0.2 4.9 3rd 109.1 31.7 v high 344%
Williamson 22.1   25.6 1st 10.7   2.2 4th 136.4
Woolshed 20.3 -1.6 23.7 12th 10.5 +0.2 1.9 5th 121.0 27.8 high 435%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 20.4 -1.0 23.6 27th 12.1 +0.4 4.9 3rd 123.4 30.8 v high 401%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 22.8 -2.1 28.8 13th 11.5 +0.1 4.9 5th 124.1 20.5 v high 605%
Moranbah Airport 22.2   28.1 13th 8.2   -0.8 4th 86.6
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 21.1   28.2 13th 5.9   -1.9 4th 88.0
Emerald Airport 21.3 -1.9 26.5 13th 9.0 +0.2 2.9 3rd 49.6 13.6 v high 365%
Lochington 21.1   26.0 13th 6.4   0.3 3rd 37.0
Rolleston Airport 20.7   25.6 12th 6.5   0.0 3rd 23.4
Springsure Comet St 20.2 -1.9 23.2 14th 7.5 +1.3 0.2 3rd 41.8 28.5 high 147%
Tambo Post Office 20.2 -1.0 27.0 13th 3.7 +0.1 -2.7 6th 11.6 27.0 average 43%
Taroom Post Office 20.7 -0.3 26.0 12th 6.3 +1.2 0.8 5th 19.5 33.6 average 58%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 21.3 -1.3 28.9 12th 8.6 +0.7 2.7 3rd 35.4 22.8 high 155%
Blackall Airport 20.7 -1.8 28.1 12th 6.1 -0.1 -0.1 3rd 39.8 14.9 high 267%
Isisford Post Office 21.7 -0.9 29.0 12th 6.8 +0.3 0.0 3rd 29.6 20.7 high 143%
Longreach Aero 22.1 -1.4 30.1 13th 7.1 +0.1 0.1 3rd 61.6 19.2 v high 321%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 25.5 -0.3 32.5 12th 8.3 -0.5 2.6 7th 5.8 5.5 high 105%
The Monument Airport 22.5 -1.6 31.3 12th 6.9 -0.1 0.7 4th 38.6 6.2 v high 623%
Trepell Airport 23.5 -1.2 32.2 13th 6.8 -1.1 0.2 6th 12.2 3.3 high 370%
Urandangi 22.7 -1.3 29.5 11th 6.9 -0.1 2.8 4th 146.0 10.2 highest 1431%
Winton Airport 23.2 -1.8 31.1 13th 8.3 +0.1 1.6 3rd 33.2 9.6 v high 346%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 21.5 -1.5 28.0 11th 6.2 -1.5 1.7 16th 5.8 11.2 average 52%
Birdsville Airport 21.0 -0.8 28.3 12th 6.1 -1.0 2.1 7th 0.4 5.5 average 7%
Boulia Airport 22.1 -0.8 30.0 12th 8.0 +0.3 3.0 6th 24.7 9.7 high 255%
Windorah Post Office 20.3 -1.1 29.0 12th 5.7 -0.9 1.2 3rd 19.6 15.1 high 130%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 21.9 -1.2 25.6 13th 8.8 +1.4 1.8 3rd 26.2 28.8 average 91%
Bundaberg Aero 21.7 -0.3 25.5 14th 10.9 +0.7 5.4 30th 89.4 41.7 high 214%
Gayndah Airport 21.8 -0.6 25.5 14th 7.6 +0.7 -0.6 5th 20.6 21.8 average 94%
Gladstone Airport 21.9 -1.0 25.0 1st 12.1 +0.4 5.5 4th 121.2 26.3 v high 461%
Gladstone Radar 21.8 -1.1 25.7 1st 13.3 -0.1 8.6 5th 114.4 34.9 high 328%
Lady Elliot Island 21.2 +0.1 25.5 11th 16.6 0.0 9.9 30th 87.6 91.9 average 95%
Monto Township 20.7 -0.1 24.3 1st 5.2 -0.1 -1.6 4th 17.1 36.0 average 48%
Rockhampton Aero 22.1 -1.0 26.1 1st 10.9 +1.4 3.7 4th 120.6 30.0 v high 402%
Rundle Island 19.6 -1.0 22.7 1st 15.4 -0.6 12.1 4th
Seventeen Seventy 20.6 -0.7 23.0 1st 13.2 -0.5 9.0 4th 118.6 42.0 high 282%
Thangool Airport 22.1 -1.1 26.0 13th 5.9 +0.4 -1.5 4th 18.8 28.6 average 66%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 21.1 -0.1 23.5 13th 6.3 +1.0 -0.8 4th 46.0 39.3 high 117%
Archerfield Airport 21.3 +0.2 23.8 14th 9.0 +1.5 4.1 4th 50.8 48.9 high 104%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 20.5   23.1 13th 7.7   -0.2 3rd 38.2
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.0 -0.6 24.4 27th 9.8 +0.6 4.6 5th 62.2 66.1 high 94%
Brisbane 21.4 -0.5 24.5 14th 11.1 +1.2 6.0 3rd 51.2 24.4 high 210%
Brisbane Aero 20.4 -0.5 22.6 14th 10.1 +1.2 4.0 4th 48.6 27.9 high 174%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.3 +0.4 22.1 12th 13.9 +0.7 10.0 3rd 77.8 114.6 average 68%
Coolangatta 20.4 -0.1 23.7 13th 11.2 +1.0 3.8 3rd 74.2 74.6 average 99%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 19.3 -0.2 24.2 1st 14.6 +0.6 10.7 3rd 46.0 85.9 average 54%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.0 -0.1 23.3 14th 12.6 +0.6 8.0 3rd 76.8 46.6 high 165%
Gympie 21.1 -0.8 25.0 14th 7.7 +1.5 0.2 4th 62.8 52.7 high 119%
Hervey Bay Airport 20.9 -0.7 23.2 1st 10.4 +0.5 3.7 29th 64.2 49.2 high 130%
Jimna Forestry 17.1 -1.0 20.4 1st 6.4 +1.6 -0.8 5th 67.0 26.8 high 250%
Kingaroy Airport 18.5 -1.0 20.9 14th 5.2 +2.0 -3.1 3rd 49.0 21.8 high 225%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.1 -0.3 24.4 5th 9.7 +1.1 4.0 4th 46.2 35.3 high 131%
Maleny Tamarind St 18.1 -0.7 21.4 27th 9.6 +0.6 4.8 3rd 105.4 89.3 high 118%
Maryborough 21.8 -0.2 24.4 1st 9.4 +0.8 2.4 3rd 42.4 52.3 average 81%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 20.8   24.9 14th 11.3   4.5 4th 85.0
Rainbow Beach 20.5 -0.7 23.4 1st       60.4 75.2 average 80%
Redcliffe 19.9   23.0 14th 11.5   5.5 4th 20.0 30.2 average 66%
Sunshine Coast Airport 20.9 +0.1 23.9 27th 11.0 +1.6 3.5 4th 89.4 68.8 average 130%
Tewantin RSL Park 20.7 -0.4 24.4 1st 11.8 +0.8 5.2 4th 73.6 77.7 average 95%
Toolara (Kelly) 20.1 -1.6 22.5 1st 11.6 +0.3 7.2 4th 67.6 58.4 average 116%
University of Queensland Gatton 20.4 -0.3 22.7 12th 7.2 +1.0 0.9 5th 42.0 37.5 average 112%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 14.2 +0.3 20.4 13th 2.4 +0.5 -5.3 4th 54.4 44.9 average 121%
Dalby Airport 18.5 -1.2 24.5 12th 4.8 +0.8 -1.9 4th 14.8 23.0 average 64%
Goondiwindi Airport 18.5 -0.6 25.0 13th 5.3 +0.7 -1.9 5th 46.6 34.0 high 137%
Inglewood Forest 17.7 -1.0 24.5 13th 5.0 -0.6 -0.5 5th 68.4 31.2 high 219%
Oakey Aero 18.3 -0.2 23.9 12th 3.6 +0.8 -4.5 4th 23.4 29.7 average 79%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.0 +0.2 21.4 13th 1.9 +0.9 -6.0 4th 64.7 49.1 high 132%
Texas Post Office 18.5 -0.3 23.6 13th 4.4 +0.8 -3.0 4th 53.2 42.1 high 126%
Toowoomba Airport 15.8 -0.7 20.4 13th 6.5 +0.2 0.8 3rd 28.2 29.0 average 97%
Warwick 17.4 -0.5 23.1 13th 4.3 +1.5 -3.9 4th 26.0 26.5 average 98%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 19.4 -0.5 26.6 12th 5.3 +1.2 -1.8 5th 18.8 16.6 average 113%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 19.2 -0.8 26.4 13th 3.3 +0.2 -2.9 5th 23.0 29.6 average 78%
Mitchell Post Office 19.1 -0.2 27.6 13th 3.2 +0.4 -2.7 31st 36.5 33.6 average 109%
Roma Airport 19.7 -0.3 28.7 13th 3.6 -0.2 -4.3 5th 29.0 24.1 average 120%
St George Airport 18.8 -0.7 23.7 13th 5.6 +0.7 -1.1 5th 24.0 26.6 average 90%
Surat 19.2 -0.5 27.9 13th 5.7 +1.5 -2.2 5th 26.4 38.5 average 69%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 19.4 +0.4 25.2 12th 4.5 +0.3 -2.0 3rd 54.6 28.0 high 195%
Charleville Aero 19.5 0.0 26.6 12th 3.9 -0.3 -3.0 6th 23.6 25.0 average 94%
Cunnamulla Post Office 18.9 +0.2 24.7 12th 5.7 0.0 1.0 2nd 37.6 23.0 high 163%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 19.7 -0.5 26.9 12th 5.2 -2.3 1.7 3rd 3.6 8.3 average 43%
Quilpie Airport 19.7 -0.4 26.7 12th 5.2 -0.8 0.4 5th 17.0 16.7 average 102%
Thargomindah Airport 19.0 -1.2 23.7 25th 5.5 -1.2 0.2 3rd 26.0 13.6 high 191%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 19.5 -1.0 23.9 14th 15.7 -0.5 12.3 30th 130.4 46.4 high 281%
Willis Island 26.3 +0.3 28.1 17th 22.7 +0.7 20.5 26th 79.2 38.3 high 207%

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 Wednesday 1 August 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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