Queensland in August 2012: Dry, warm days, cold nights

•    Approximately 50% of the state (by area) recorded below average rainfall (mainly the southern half of the state)
•    There were potentially 31 low monthly rainfall records
•    Around 55% of the state recorded above average maximum temperatures (mainly in the south and west)
•    Average minimum temperatures were recorded for 90% of the state 
•    There were 7 daily temperature and 1 monthly temperature records
•    The record dry spell of 41 consecutive days of zero rainfall for Brisbane (July & August only) broke the previous record of  38 days in 1991

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall for August was 3.2 mm (the lowest since 2009)

The wettest overall was Allingham Forrest Drive with 86.6 mm, followed by Lady Elliot Island with 83.4 mm, followed by Daradgee with 80.0 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Lady Elliot Island with 73.0 mm on the 26th, followed by Allingham Forrest Drive with 58.0 mm on the 29th, followed by Mt Joseph TM with 47.2 mm on the 14th.

Weekly rainfall summary 

Up to 7th: a strong high pressure ridge resulted in little or no rainfall across most of Australia;
8 to 14th: little or no rainfall was recorded across most of Queensland;
15 to 21st: falls above 5 mm were scattered in areas of the Queensland coast between Mackay and Cooktown;
22 to 28th: from mid-week, a stable surface trough triggered thunderstorms across much of south-eastern Queensland, with further storms near Rockhampton at the end of the week. Falls above 25 mm were recorded in parts of Cairns and Rockhampton. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded in parts of eastern Queensland, whereas western Queensland recorded little or no rainfall during the week.

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.32 C below the long-term average of 17.8 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 26.5 C, followed by Horn Island with 26.4 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 25.2 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 8.5 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 8.6 C, followed by Warwick with 10.5 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 0.93 C below the long-term average of 25.1 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Normanton Airport with 37.0 C on the 24th, followed by Birdsville Airport with 36.3 C on the 22nd, followed by Trepell Airport with 36.1 C on the 23rd.

The warmest days on average were at Scherger RAAF with 32.5 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 32.3 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 32.0 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 16.4 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 17.6 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 19.0 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 10.5 C on the 10th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 11.7 C on the 10th, followed by Applethorpe with 11.9 C on the 18th.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 1.58 C below the long-term average of 10.4 C (1961-1990), the lowest since 1989.

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -5.6 C on the 8th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -5.0 C on the 4th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -4.8 C on the 7th, followed by Applethorpe with -4.8 C on the 8th.

The coolest nights on average were at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -0.5 C, followed by Applethorpe with 0.6 C, followed by Oakey Aero with 0.8 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.0 C, followed by Horn Island with 23.1 C, followed by Willis Island with 22.5 C.

The warmest night was at Horn Island with 25.1 C on the 22nd, followed by Coconut Island with 25.1 C on the 23rd, followed by Coconut Island with 25.1 C on the 24th, followed by Coconut Island with 25.0 C on the 22nd, followed by Horn Island with 25.0 C on the 23rd, followed by Coconut Island with 25.0 C on the 25th, followed by Coconut Island with 24.9 C on the 21st, followed by Horn Island with 24.9 C on the 21st.

Some sites had their lowest August temperature on record. Some sites had their warmest August night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their lowest August mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest August mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 80 km/h on the 12th, followed by Charleville Aero with 78 km/h on the 23rd, followed by Middle Percy Island with 76 km/h on the 11th, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 76 km/h on the 12th, followed by Ballera Gas Field with 76 km/h on the 22nd.

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Extremes in August 2012
Hottest day 37.0 C at Normanton Airport on the 24th
36.3 C at Birdsville Airport on the 22nd
36.1 C at Trepell Airport on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 32.5 C at Scherger RAAF
32.3 C at Weipa Aero
32.0 C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 16.4 C at Applethorpe
17.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
19.0 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 10.5 C at Applethorpe on the 10th
11.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 10th
11.9 C at Applethorpe on the 18th
Coldest night -5.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 8th
-5.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 4th
-4.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 7th
-4.8 C at Applethorpe on the 8th
Coolest nights on average -0.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
0.6 C at Applethorpe
0.8 C at Oakey Aero
Warmest nights on average 24.0 C at Coconut Island
23.1 C at Horn Island
22.5 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 25.1 C at Horn Island on the 22nd
25.1 C at Coconut Island on the 23rd
25.1 C at Coconut Island on the 24th
Warmest on average overall 26.5 C at Coconut Island
26.4 C at Horn Island
25.2 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 8.5 C at Applethorpe
8.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
10.5 C at Warwick
Wettest overall 86.6 mm at Allingham Forrest Drive
83.4 mm at Lady Elliot Island
80.0 mm at Daradgee
Wettest day 73.0 mm at Lady Elliot Island on the 26th
58.0 mm at Allingham Forrest Drive on the 29th
47.2 mm at Mt Joseph TM on the 14th
Highest wind gust 80 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 12th
78 km/h at Charleville Aero on the 23rd
76 km/h at Middle Percy Island on the 11th
76 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 12th
76 km/h at Ballera Gas Field on the 22nd

Maps
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Mean
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temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
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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 lowest total August rainfall
Total rainfall
for August 2012 (mm)
Previous driest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 0.0 = 0.0 in 1913 144 76.5
Cunnamulla Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 1995 134 17.1
Bollon Mary St 0.0 = 0.0 in 2002 128 22.0
Isisford Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 128 12.1
Boulia Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 127 6.2
Barcaldine Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 126 15.8
Windorah Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 126 9.7
Croydon Township 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 124 2.7
Richmond Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 123 4.3
Camooweal Township 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 121 2.8
Urandangi 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 121 4.4
Chillagoe 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 110 4.2
Kenilworth Township 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 110 41.9
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 106 57.7
Kowanyama Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 100 2.4
Maleny Tamarind St 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 97 63.6
Quilpie Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 94 12.6
Mornington Island 0.0 = 0.0 in 2008 88 0.8
Baralaba Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 87 21.6
Bedourie Police Station 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 68 6.9
Redlands HRS 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 62 52.2
Longreach Aero 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 59 11.1
Highvale 0.0 0.6 in 1976 47 44.4
Mount Isa Aero 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 46 3.7
Boondall 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 35 36.6
Coolangatta 0.0 0.2 in 1991 29 57.6
Corbould Pk Racecourse 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 26 66.6
Rainbow Beach 0.6 0.8 in 2009 21 91.0
Cloncurry Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 20 3.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 1.4 2.0 in 1997 20 47.0
Weipa Aero 0.0 = 0.0 in 2006 20 6.0

Lowest total August rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for August 2012 (mm)
Most recent August
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
August
Alderley 0.2 0.0 in 1991 21 37.7
Greenbank Thompson Road 2.6 0.0 in 1991 21 32.8
Lindfield 1.4 0.2 in 1991 21 36.3
Maclean Bridge 1.2 0.3 in 1991 21 32.0
Mt Nebo Post Office 1.2 0.0 in 1991 21 48.6
Gympie 0.6 =0.6 in 1991* 20 40.4
Lowood Don St 1.8 0.0 in 1991* 20 29.5
Mt Tamborine Fern St 1.2 0.4 in 1991* 20 55.8
Oxenford (Oberon Way) 0.8 0.0 in 1991* 20 45.4

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




Record highest August daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in August 2012 (C)
Previous warmest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Gympie 18.6 on the 24th 18.0 on the 24th in 2003 47 7.1
Redlands HRS 18.9 on the 24th 18.2 on the 31st in 2004 47 8.3
Coolangatta 18.8 on the 24th = 18.8 on the 31st in 2004 25 10.5



Record lowest August temperature
Lowest temperature
in August 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
South Johnstone Exp Stn 6.8 on the 12th = 6.8 on the 3rd in 1990 46 15.5
Bowen Airport 3.2 on the 12th 4.6 on the 1st in 2003 24 14.4
Emerald Airport 0.8 on the 11th 1.0 on the 1st in 2003 21 10.0
Charters Towers Airport 2.4 on the 12th 3.8 on the 2nd in 2003 20 12.4



Record lowest August mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for August 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Roma Airport 1.8 = 1.8 in 1994 20 5.1

Lowest August mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for August 2012 (C)
Most recent August
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
August
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade -0.5 -1.0 in 1960* 46 2.0
Applethorpe 0.6 0.4 in 1977* 32 2.9
Oakey Aero 0.8 0.7 in 1989 23 3.7
Richmond Post Office 8.9 8.5 in 1991 21 10.1
Bowen Airport 10.8 10.6 in 1990* 20 14.4

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




Summary statistics for August 2012
Maximum temperatures
for August
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for August
(C)
Rainfall
for August
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2012
Mean for
August
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2012
Total for
August
2012
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2012
Fraction of
August
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 29.0 -0.7 31.5 25th 24.0 +0.5 22.7 11th 1.2 8.8 average 14%
Coen Airport 29.7 -0.1 33.7 31st 16.1 -1.1 10.2 13th 0.2 3.0 low 7%
Horn Island 29.7 +0.7 30.8 30th 23.1 +0.2 18.5 11th 1.0 5.5 low 18%
Scherger RAAF 32.5   35.0 26th 17.7   13.6 14th 0.6
Weipa Aero 32.3 +0.3 35.0 25th 18.1 -0.6 14.2 14th 0 6.0 lowest 0%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.0 +0.3 30.4 27th 18.5 -0.7 11.7 14th 2.8 29.2 v low 10%
Musgrave 31.6 +0.7 34.5 25th 13.1 -0.8 7.4 14th 2.4 2.9 high 83%
Palmerville 31.5 +0.3 35.2 31st 13.6 -0.9 6.7 14th 0.4 3.4 average 12%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 30.9 +0.5 35.6 24th 13.3 -2.0 7.8 12th 0 0.5 v low 0%
Century Mine 30.7 0.0 35.8 22nd 9.7 -4.0 4.7 2nd 0 0.6 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 28.7 -0.2 34.6 23rd 8.7 -3.6 4.3 3rd 0 3.3 lowest 0%
Croydon Township 30.8 -0.4 35.2 24th 14.2 -1.5 5.9 13th 0 2.7 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 29.4 -0.1 35.0 23rd 5.9 -4.1 1.2 11th 0 4.2 v low 0%
Kowanyama Airport 32.0 -0.2 36.0 24th 15.2 -1.0 8.2 14th 0 2.4 lowest 0%
Mornington Island 28.1 +0.4 32.5 24th 16.0 -1.2 9.5 13th 0 0.8 lowest 0%
Mount Isa Aero 28.4 +1.1 34.8 23rd 6.1 -4.2 -0.8 2nd 0 3.7 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 31.6 +0.1 37.0 24th 15.7 -1.1 10.8 12th 0.4 1.0 average 40%
Sweers Island 26.5 -0.3 31.7 24th 17.7 -0.7 10.9 13th 0 1.9 v low 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 30.2   35.3 24th 12.2   1.9 12th 0 2.9 v low 0%
Hughenden Airport 28.5 +0.7 33.9 23rd 7.7 -2.8 -0.5 12th 0.8 10.0 average 8%
Richmond Airport 29.1 +0.1 34.7 23rd 7.4 -2.6 0.3 1st 0 5.9 v low 0%
Richmond Post Office 29.0 +0.5 34.1 23rd 8.9 -1.2 2.9 11th 0 4.3 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.2 +0.6 29.9 24th 16.7 -0.7 9.8 12th 5.4 27.0 low 20%
Cape Flattery 26.7 -0.6 28.8 29th 21.3 +0.4 17.7 15th 20.6 19.7 average 105%
Cooktown Airport 27.2 +0.2 29.5 27th 16.5 -1.9 8.8 12th 9.4 17.6 average 53%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.7 -1.0 29.7 10th 20.5 -0.2 18.0 11th 10.0 37.2 low 27%
Mareeba Airport 25.8 -0.4 30.6 31st 13.3 -0.5 6.4 12th 18.8 9.9 high 190%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 24.2 -1.7 28.2 10th 14.9 +0.6 6.5 12th 13.6 29.4 average 46%
Ingham Composite 25.6 -0.6 28.9 25th 13.3 -1.1 7.0 12th 22.4 38.6 average 58%
Innisfail 24.9 -0.2 28.4 10th 15.9 +0.5 9.3 12th 54.0 117.4 average 46%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.2 0.0 28.5 10th 14.6 -0.9 6.8 12th 22.8 87.9 low 26%
Townsville Aero 25.6 -0.4 29.0 26th 14.1 -0.6 6.4 12th 1.4 15.9 average 9%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 23.9 -1.2 26.2 30th 14.3 -1.1 6.7 12th 11.0 15.0 average 73%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.6 -0.6 29.7 18th 11.8 -0.9 3.6 12th 5.4 15.7 average 34%
Bowen Airport 24.7 -0.7 27.0 30th 10.8 -3.6 3.2 12th 7.4 23.1 average 32%
Collinsville Post Office 26.8 -0.1 31.6 25th 8.6 -2.0 0.8 12th 1.8 17.8 average 10%
Hamilton Island Airport 21.7 -1.1 24.7 18th 17.3 -1.0 14.8 11th 13.8 19.5 average 71%
Mackay Aero 23.5 -0.1 26.9 26th 11.1 -0.9 3.4 12th 9.0 35.8 average 25%
Mackay M.O 22.3 -0.3 26.1 26th 13.1 -0.9 7.2 12th 11.0 30.9 average 36%
Proserpine Airport 25.4 -0.2 30.5 18th 9.9 -1.9 1.3 11th 8.0 26.7 average 30%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 20.9   24.9 18th 14.2   10.4 3rd
Samuel Hill Aero 23.6 -0.1 28.1 25th 9.0 -0.1 2.5 3rd 14.2 44.8 average 32%
St Lawrence 24.1   28.3 25th 10.3   3.3 12th 9.0 32.6 average 28%
St Lawrence Post Office 24.6 -0.4 29.7 25th 10.7 -1.1 5.1 4th 12.0 23.9 average 50%
Williamson 24.3   28.2 25th 9.3   1.4 11th 5.6
Woolshed 22.6 -0.6 26.6 25th 10.8 -1.6 2.1 12th 1.6 14.8 low 11%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.9 -0.2 26.2 18th 11.4 -1.3 5.7 12th 7.0 38.6 low 18%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 26.5 -0.1 31.6 25th 11.1 -1.3 2.4 12th 1.0 18.8 average 5%
Moranbah Airport 26.1   30.9 23rd 6.7   -0.6 11th 1.2
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 25.5   30.6 23rd 4.8   -2.6 11th 0.4
Emerald Airport 25.6 +0.3 30.2 23rd 8.2 -1.8 0.8 11th 5.2 23.2 average 22%
Lochington 25.5   30.8 23rd 5.8   -0.2 11th 14.0
Rolleston Airport 24.7   29.6 23rd 5.2   -1.0 2nd 7.2
Springsure Comet St 24.1 +0.1 27.9 30th 7.0 -0.5 -1.1 11th 17.8 24.1 average 74%
Tambo Post Office 24.5 +1.0 31.0 23rd 3.4 -1.7 -3.4 1st 4.8 18.7 average 26%
Taroom Post Office 24.3 +1.3 29.0 30th 5.3 -1.2 -1.4 3rd 2.4 28.2 low 9%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 26.1 +1.2 32.1 23rd 8.7 -0.8 3.3 11th 0 15.8 lowest 0%
Blackall Airport 25.3 +0.1 32.0 23rd 5.1 -2.8 -2.3 2nd 4.2 13.5 average 31%
Isisford Post Office 26.8 +1.6 33.9 23rd 5.9 -2.2 0.6 2nd 0 12.1 lowest 0%
Longreach Aero 26.6 +0.6 34.3 23rd 6.4 -2.1 1.2 2nd 0 11.1 lowest 0%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 29.7 +1.3 35.8 23rd 8.4 -2.5 3.1 2nd 0 2.8 lowest 0%
The Monument Airport 27.2 +0.4 35.0 23rd 7.3 -1.7 0.4 1st 0 2.2 v low 0%
Trepell Airport 28.1 +0.9 36.1 23rd 7.7 -1.9 2.5 1st 0 3.1 v low 0%
Winton Airport 27.9 +0.3 35.6 23rd 7.6 -2.2 3.8 3rd 0 9.2 v low 0%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 25.1 +0.5 36.3 22nd 7.5 -1.3 2.2 2nd 0 4.1 v low 0%
Boulia Airport 26.6 +0.8 34.5 22nd 9.1 -0.4 4.0 1st 0 6.2 lowest 0%
Windorah Post Office 25.4 +1.3 33.5 22nd 6.4 -1.7 0.9 2nd 0 9.7 lowest 0%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 23.8 +0.5 27.2 25th 9.3 -1.6 3.3 3rd 11.8 34.9 low 34%
Gayndah Airport 24.9 +0.5 29.8 24th 5.6 -2.3 -0.9 3rd 0 28.8 v low 0%
Gladstone Airport 23.9 +0.2 27.4 25th 11.5 -1.1 6.0 3rd 28.0 36.2 average 77%
Gladstone Radar 24.5 +0.4 28.4 25th 13.9 -0.4 9.6 12th 36.6 32.6 average 112%
Lady Elliot Island 22.2 +0.3 25.2 24th     8.4 3rd 83.4 58.6 high 142%
Monto Township 24.1 +1.2 28.1 23rd 4.9 -1.6 -2.3 3rd 19.8 25.1 average 79%
Rockhampton Aero 25.2 +0.4 28.7 25th 10.1 -0.6 3.6 3rd 14.6 28.5 average 51%
Rundle Island 20.9 -0.1 24.9 23rd 16.2 -0.7 12.8 11th
Seventeen Seventy 22.1 +0.1 25.1 23rd 14.1 -0.4 9.8 11th 30.8 46.9 average 66%
Thangool Airport 25.0 +0.1 29.1 23rd 4.3 -2.2 -2.5 2nd 23.0 23.5 average 98%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 24.0 +1.3 28.6 30th 3.4 -2.9 -1.6 4th 4.8 29.1 v low 16%
Archerfield Airport 23.6 +1.1 28.3 24th 6.8 -1.2 1.9 5th 0.2 37.6 v low 1%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 23.1   27.7 30th 4.1   -0.9 3rd 4.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 23.9 +0.8 28.7 23rd 8.2 -1.2 3.2 4th 0.8 45.4 v low 2%
Brisbane 23.3 +0.2 27.6 24th 9.6 -1.0 4.1 3rd 0.2 41.4 v low 0%
Brisbane Aero 22.3 +0.6 25.4 9th 8.5 -1.1 3.7 3rd 0.2 40.5 v low 0%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.8 +1.1 23.2 23rd 14.3 +0.4 10.4 2nd 0 76.5 lowest 0%
Coolangatta 22.1 +0.8 25.8 23rd 9.0 -1.5 2.5 4th 0 57.6 lowest 0%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.9 +1.3 26.4 23rd 14.8 +0.2 10.6 10th 0.8 63.1 v low 1%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.7 +0.9 26.2 23rd 11.6 -0.9 8.3 3rd 0.8 60.0 v low 1%
Gympie 23.8 +0.5 27.6 23rd 5.4 -1.7 -0.8 3rd 0.6 40.4 v low 1%
Hervey Bay Airport 22.5 0.0 24.7 31st 9.7 -0.9 3.1 3rd 4.2 58.9 low 7%
Jimna Forestry 20.0 +0.2 24.3 23rd 3.9 -1.8 -2.7 3rd 1.8 37.8 v low 5%
Kingaroy Airport 21.6 +0.2 26.0 23rd 2.2 -2.0 -4.1 3rd 3.6 30.8 low 12%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.0 +0.5 26.8 23rd 8.0 -1.3 3.6 3rd 1.4 47.0 lowest 3%
Maleny Tamarind St 20.8 +0.7 24.6 9th 9.6 -0.3 4.8 3rd 0 63.6 lowest 0%
Maryborough 24.1 +0.7 27.3 23rd 7.8 -1.5 2.3 3rd 8.4 40.9 low 21%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 23.4   27.6 23rd 9.4   3.8 3rd 0
Point Lookout 22.9 +1.1 25.1 6th 12.8 -1.4 8.5 20th 1.0 59.9 v low 2%
Rainbow Beach 22.5 +0.4 26.3 24th       0.6 91.0 lowest 1%
Redcliffe 22.1   26.6 24th 10.2   5.5 3rd 0.4 41.8 v low 1%
Sunshine Coast Airport 23.1 +1.3 27.2 9th 8.2 -1.7 2.2 7th 0.2 76.3 v low 0%
Tewantin RSL Park 22.9 +0.9 26.3 24th 10.4 -1.2 4.9 4th 0.6 90.1 v low 1%
Toolara (Kelly) 23.1 -0.4 26.8 23rd 11.4 -0.8 7.4 2nd 0.8 74.8 v low 1%
University of Queensland Gatton 23.6 +1.2 28.8 30th 5.2 -1.5 -1.1 5th 5.6 26.9 low 21%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 16.4 +0.9 21.6 23rd 0.6 -2.3 -4.8 8th 1.8 41.8 v low 4%
Dalby Airport 21.7 0.0 26.9 30th 2.7 -2.2 -2.5 2nd 6.6 24.5 average 27%
Goondiwindi Airport 21.4 0.0 28.0 23rd 3.6 -2.1 -1.6 2nd 2.0 30.6 low 7%
Inglewood Forest 20.6 -0.4 27.1 23rd 5.3 -1.7 0.1 2nd 1.0 26.2 v low 4%
Oakey Aero 21.3 +1.0 27.0 23rd 0.8 -2.9 -4.5 3rd 7.2 26.5 low 27%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 17.6 +1.3 22.4 23rd -0.5 -2.5 -5.6 8th 1.6 42.6 v low 4%
Texas Post Office 20.9 +0.1 27.0 23rd 2.7 -1.8 -1.9 7th 1.4 33.7 v low 4%
Toowoomba Airport 19.0 +0.5 24.5 30th 6.9 -0.6 2.4 11th 7.2 34.2 low 21%
Warwick 20.2 +0.3 25.8 23rd 0.9 -2.4 -4.5 8th 1.4 23.9 low 6%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 22.9 +0.4 28.6 30th 3.3 -2.1 -2.3 2nd 17.6 35.7 average 49%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 23.4 +1.1 30.1 30th 2.2 -2.2 -4.4 3rd 7.0 25.4 average 28%
Mitchell Post Office 23.2 +1.5 30.4 23rd 2.3 -1.6 -3.5 2nd 5.4 23.5 low 23%
Roma Airport 23.6 +1.2 30.1 30th 1.8 -3.3 -4.0 2nd 10.4 23.5 average 44%
St George Airport 22.4 +0.3 31.1 23rd 3.7 -2.7 -0.9 2nd 4.6 20.4 average 23%
Surat 22.6 +0.9 28.6 23rd 3.4 -2.2 -2.8 2nd 8.8 27.3 average 32%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 23.2 +1.8 33.1 23rd 3.1 -2.5 -2.0 2nd 0 22.0 lowest 0%
Charleville Aero 23.7 +1.8 31.8 23rd 3.4 -2.5 -3.1 1st 9.6 19.5 average 49%
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.8 +1.4 32.3 23rd 5.5 -1.6 0.2 2nd 0 17.1 lowest 0%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 23.4 -0.1 33.5 22nd 7.5 -1.6 2.5 1st 0 6.1 v low 0%
Quilpie Airport 24.0 +1.4 33.0 23rd 5.1 -2.6 -0.4 2nd 0 12.6 lowest 0%
Thargomindah Airport 22.9 0.0 32.9 22nd 5.7 -2.8 0.1 2nd 0 8.0 v low 0%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 21.3 -0.2 24.4 23rd 15.7 -0.9 12.4 11th 12.6 30.9 average 41%
Willis Island 26.1 -0.2 27.6 26th 22.5 +0.6 20.2 12th 8.2 23.5 average 35%

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 3 September 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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