Queensland in September 2012: Warm days, average nights, average rainfall

  • Around 80% of the state had above average maximum temperatures (no where recorded below average and most northern and central districts were average)
  • Approximately 75% of the state recorded average minimum temperatures 
  • About 60% of the state recorded average rainfall (above average in a few north and north-west districts)
  • There were 3 temperature records, potentially 6 low rainfall records and at least one dry spell record broken (ending in September)

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall for September was 6.8 mm (the lowest since 2009)

The wettest overall was Kareeya with 83.0 mm, followed by Mt Sophia with 79.0 mm, followed by Marco Street Alert with 67.0 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Marengo with 53.0 mm on the 17th, followed by Middle Percy Island with 48.6 mm on the 18th, followed by Theodore with 43.0 mm on the 25th.

Weekly rainfall summary:
Up to 4th: a strong high pressure ridge resulted in little or no rainfall across most of Australia. However, falls exceeded 25 mm in parts of the North Tropical Coast. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded in inland parts of Brisbane and Mackay;
5th to 11th: a strong high pressure ridge resulted in little or no rainfall across most of Australia. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded surrounding Cairns;
12th to 18th:  a strong high pressure ridge resulted in little or no rainfall across most of Australia. Thunderstorms produced rain in parts of central and southeast Queensland at the end of the week. Isolated heavy falls greater than 25 mm were recorded in the eastern parts of Queensland. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded surrounding the areas of higher falls;
19th to 25th: a strong high pressure ridge resulted in little or no rainfall across most of Australia. Thunderstorms produced rain in southeast Queensland at the end of the week with isolated heavy falls greater than 25 mm.

Coolangatta set a new record of 54 days without rain (28 July - 19 September, 2012) since data collection began in December 1982
Brisbane Airport equalled its previous record of 55 days without rain (25 July - 17 September, 1991), between 20 July - 12 September, 2012

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.79 C above the long-term average of 21.1 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 27.2 C, followed by Horn Island with 27.1 C, followed by Normanton Airport with 27.1 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 27.1 C, followed by Croydon Township with 27.0 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 12.8 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 13.2 C, followed by Warwick with 14.8 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 1.44 C above the long-term average of 28.7 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Bedourie Police Station with 41.6 C on the 20th, followed by Urandangi Aerodrome with 41.5 C on the 21st, followed by Urandangi Aerodrome with 41.4 C on the 22nd.

The warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 35.5 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 35.0 C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 34.6 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 34.6 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 21.0 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 21.8 C, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 22.2 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 14.7 C on the 1st, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.5 C on the 1st, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 16.6 C on the 1st.

Some sites had their highest September temperature on record.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 0.14 C above the long-term average of 13.6 C (1961-1990).

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -4.0 C on the 2nd, followed by Applethorpe with -3.8 C on the 2nd, followed by Roma Airport with -3.5 C on the 3rd.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 4.5 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 4.5 C, followed by Warwick with 5.4 C, followed by Oakey Aero with 5.6 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.2 C, followed by Horn Island with 23.9 C, followed by Willis Island with 23.2 C.

The warmest night was at Horn Island with 25.2 C on the 12th, followed by The Monument Airport with 25.1 C on the 21st, followed by Sweers Island with 25.1 C on the 25th, followed by Horn Island with 25.1 C on the 28th, followed by Coconut Island with 25.0 C on the 12th, followed by Croydon Township with 25.0 C on the 25th.

Some sites had their lowest September temperature on record.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Kingaroy Airport with 87 km/h on the 21st, followed by Oakey Aero with 87 km/h on the 21st, followed by Dalby Airport with 85 km/h on the 21st, followed by Rockhampton Aero with 83 km/h on the 24th.

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Extremes in September 2012
Hottest day 41.6 C at Bedourie Police Station on the 20th
41.5 C at Urandangi Aerodrome on the 21st
41.4 C at Urandangi Aerodrome on the 22nd
Warmest days on average 35.5 C at Century Mine
35.0 C at Kowanyama Airport
34.6 C at Scherger RAAF
34.6 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest days on average 21.0 C at Applethorpe
21.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
22.2 C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 14.7 C at Applethorpe on the 1st
15.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 1st
16.6 C at Toowoomba Airport on the 1st
Coldest night -4.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 2nd
-3.8 C at Applethorpe on the 2nd
-3.5 C at Roma Airport on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 4.5 C at Applethorpe
4.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
5.4 C at Warwick
Warmest nights on average 24.2 C at Coconut Island
23.9 C at Horn Island
23.2 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 25.2 C at Horn Island on the 12th
25.1 C at The Monument Airport on the 21st
25.1 C at Sweers Island on the 25th
25.1 C at Horn Island on the 28th
Warmest on average overall 27.2 C at Coconut Island
27.1 C at Horn Island
27.1 C at Normanton Airport
27.1 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 12.8 C at Applethorpe
13.2 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
14.8 C at Warwick
Wettest overall 83.0 mm at Kareeya
79.0 mm at Mt Sophia
67.0 mm at Marco Street Alert
Wettest day 53.0 mm at Marengo on the 17th
48.6 mm at Middle Percy Island on the 18th
43.0 mm at Theodore on the 25th
Highest wind gust 87 km/h at Kingaroy Airport on the 21st
87 km/h at Oakey Aero on the 21st
85 km/h at Dalby Airport on the 21st

Maps
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Mean
daily
maximum
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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 September rainfall
Total rainfall
for September 2012 (mm)
Previous driest
for September
Years of
record
Average for
September
Palmerville 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 123 8.7
Chillagoe 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 109 5.0
Kowanyama Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 100 2.6
Townsville Aero 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 72 10.6
Proserpine Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2000 29 19.3
Bowen Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 26 11.4

Lowest total September rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for September 2012 (mm)
Most recent September
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
September
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 1.6 1.2 in 1987* 24 51.2
Upper Stone Exelby 1.4 0.0 in 1991 21 28.7
Springbrook Road 12.2 4.0 in 1991* 20 58.6

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




Record highest September temperature
Highest temperature
in September 2012 (C)
Previous warmest
for September
Years of
record
Average for
September
Mount Isa Aero 39.8 on the 23rd 39.5 on the 30th in 2000 46 31.2



Record lowest September temperature
Lowest temperature
in September 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for September
Years of
record
Average for
September
Dalby Airport -2.2 on the 2nd -2.0 on the 3rd in 2003 21 8.8
Roma Airport -3.5 on the 3rd -1.8 on the 22nd in 1994 21 9.5



Summary statistics for September 2012
Maximum temperatures
for September
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for September
(C)
Rainfall
for September
(millimetres)
Mean for
September
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
September
2012
Mean for
September
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
September
2012
Total for
September
2012
Average
for
September
Rank of
September
2012
Fraction of
September
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.3 -0.5 32.5 27th 24.2 0.0 22.4 18th 8.6 8.2 average 105%
Coen Airport 32.2 +0.6 35.4 18th 17.8 -1.1 13.8 8th 1.2 1.0 average 120%
Horn Island 30.4 +0.3 31.3 14th 23.9 +0.1 19.7 18th 0 6.3 v low 0%
Scherger RAAF 34.6   36.7 25th 19.3   17.3 8th 6.0
Weipa Aero 34.6 +0.2 37.1 25th 19.6 -0.2 17.3 8th 0.2 1.5 average 13%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.6 +0.6 31.0 13th 20.2 -0.3 15.9 8th 0.6 15.7 v low 4%
Palmerville 34.4 +0.8 37.3 25th 15.7 -0.8 12.6 22nd 0 8.7 lowest 0%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.4 0.0 38.6 26th 18.0 -0.7 13.4 16th 0.4 1.1 average 36%
Century Mine 35.5 +0.4 40.4 23rd 15.4 -2.3 11.0 17th 0 3.7 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 33.4 +0.3 39.7 23rd 14.9 -1.6 8.6 2nd 3.6 6.6 average 55%
Croydon Township 34.5 +0.2 38.4 26th 19.5 +0.3 10.7 18th 11.0 5.5 high 200%
Julia Creek Airport 34.0 +0.1 39.3 22nd 13.1 -1.5 4.6 15th 1.0 2.8 average 36%
Kowanyama Airport 35.0 +0.4 37.6 25th 18.9 0.0 13.7 18th 0 2.6 lowest 0%
Mornington Island 30.8 +0.5 34.0 19th 20.4 -0.2 15.7 19th 0.2 1.3 average 15%
Mount Isa Aero 33.0 +1.8 39.8 23rd 12.8 -1.4 3.9 2nd 7.2 6.7 high 107%
Normanton Airport 34.5 -0.2 37.0 26th 19.6 -0.5 14.5 19th 3.0 8.3 average 36%
Sweers Island 29.3 -0.4 32.2 26th 22.1 +0.2 18.6 11th 33.0 6.8 high 485%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.7   38.1 25th 16.0   6.4 18th 3.4 6.9 average 49%
Hughenden Airport 32.5 +0.3 38.4 25th 15.0 -0.4 8.2 1st 0.6 9.7 average 6%
Richmond Airport 33.3 +0.1 39.0 23rd 13.2 -1.8 6.6 1st 5.0 3.8 high 132%
Richmond Post Office 33.0 +0.7 38.3 23rd 14.6 +0.7 8.1 15th 7.8 6.4 high 122%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 28.9 +0.9 31.5 20th 18.9 +0.2 15.8 7th 12.4 33.7 average 37%
Cape Flattery 29.0 0.0 29.9 25th 22.3 +0.1 17.9 18th 0.2 7.6 v low 3%
Cooktown Airport 29.1 +0.4 30.9 29th 21.2 +0.3 15.6 19th 2.4 7.2 average 33%
Low Isles Lighthouse 28.7 +0.2 31.1 18th 22.1 +0.3 20.1 7th 14.8 36.9 average 40%
Mareeba Airport 28.3 -0.4 32.1 22nd 15.2 -0.3 11.6 22nd 1.4 4.1 average 34%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 26.4 -1.2 28.4 21st 18.5 +2.2 14.2 3rd 27.5 38.8 average 71%
Ingham Composite 28.0 -0.4 30.7 23rd 17.1 +1.0 12.6 3rd 14.1 40.7 average 35%
Innisfail 26.7 0.0 28.3 26th 18.5 +1.6 15.9 3rd 61.6 86.6 average 71%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.2 +0.2 29.7 21st 17.5 +0.8 14.9 3rd 44.0 84.7 average 52%
Townsville Aero 28.2 +0.5 29.3 26th 17.8 +0.4 13.2 3rd 0 10.6 lowest 0%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 26.3 -0.8 28.1 26th 18.9 0.0 13.7 3rd 12.2 17.2 average 71%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 27.7 -0.3 30.8 22nd 15.6 +0.6 12.8 13th 0.4 10.5 low 4%
Bowen Airport 27.1 -0.3 28.8 27th 17.1 +0.6 11.2 2nd 0 11.4 lowest 0%
Collinsville Post Office 29.5 -0.1 33.0 25th 13.0 -0.6 8.0 3rd 11.0 11.4 average 96%
Hamilton Island Airport 24.8 -0.4 27.9 25th 19.8 -0.2 17.8 6th 6.4 29.1 average 22%
Mackay Aero 26.2 +0.5 30.6 24th 14.4 -0.2 7.9 9th 1.0 26.7 low 4%
Mackay M.O 25.3 0.0 29.8 24th 16.6 -0.1 11.7 2nd 1.6 19.8 low 8%
Proserpine Airport 28.5 +0.1 33.4 25th 13.9 -0.6 10.6 2nd 0 19.3 lowest 0%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 23.0   27.1 24th 17.3   12.7 2nd
Samuel Hill Aero 25.7 -0.3 30.2 25th 12.0 -0.1 5.8 9th 18.0 48.4 low 37%
St Lawrence 26.5   28.6 26th 13.5   6.8 9th 3.6 27.7 low 13%
Williamson 26.7   29.4 25th 12.7   6.6 9th 1.2
Woolshed 25.2 -0.4 28.0 22nd 15.2 0.0 10.7 7th 1.2 18.3 average 7%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 24.2 -0.1 27.3 23rd 15.4 -0.2 8.7 9th 4.2 35.1 average 12%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.8 -0.3 34.9 25th 14.5 -0.7 11.7 3rd 14.4 11.6 high 124%
Moranbah Airport 29.2   34.7 25th 11.4   4.5 9th 2.2
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 28.2   34.4 23rd 10.3   1.5 3rd 2.4
Emerald Airport 28.3 -0.6 36.3 22nd 12.2 -1.3 6.3 3rd 5.0 29.2 average 17%
Lochington 28.1   34.2 23rd 10.6   3.1 3rd 9.8
Rolleston Airport 27.8   33.7 22nd 9.5   1.5 3rd 7.2
Springsure Comet St 26.9 -0.7 33.1 22nd 12.4 +1.2 5.4 3rd 12.0 29.9 average 40%
Tambo Post Office 28.5 +1.2 35.5 23rd 9.4 +0.4 0.5 1st 12.8 21.3 average 60%
Taroom Post Office 28.1 +1.4 34.5 24th 10.3 -0.1 0.4 2nd 11.2 31.9 average 35%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 29.8 +1.1 36.8 23rd 14.5 +1.2 7.7 15th 8.2 16.0 average 51%
Blackall Airport 29.5 +0.2 37.6 23rd 11.4 -1.1 2.5 2nd 9.6 26.4 average 36%
Isisford Post Office 30.9 +1.6 37.9 23rd 12.7 +0.6 5.0 1st 12.2 15.2 average 80%
Longreach Aero 31.0 +0.8 38.4 22nd 12.5 0.0 5.2 3rd 9.2 10.7 average 86%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.4 +2.1 40.8 23rd 14.9 -0.3 5.9 2nd 1.2 5.9 average 20%
The Monument Airport 32.4 +0.9 40.7 22nd 13.6 -0.6 4.2 2nd 8.2 5.7 high 144%
Trepell Airport 33.1 +1.3 40.5 22nd 13.6 -1.1 6.4 2nd 9.2 3.7 high 249%
Winton Airport 32.7 +0.7 39.9 23rd 14.1 -0.2 7.8 1st 14.2 11.9 high 119%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 31.6 +1.2 41.6 20th 13.2 -0.4 5.9 4th 8.5 7.9 high 108%
Birdsville Airport 30.5 +0.7 40.6 20th 12.4 -1.3 5.3 1st 0.6 7.2 average 8%
Boulia Airport 32.1 +1.9 40.7 22nd 14.9 +1.3 8.5 1st 1.2 7.5 average 16%
Windorah Post Office 30.7 +2.3 38.8 20th 12.7 +0.6 6.0 8th 4.3 10.5 average 41%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 25.7 +0.3 29.8 23rd 13.0 -0.7 6.7 3rd 18.0 37.5 average 48%
Gayndah Airport 27.9 +0.3 34.6 24th 9.7 -1.8 1.7 2nd 28.2 36.5 average 77%
Gladstone Airport 26.1 +0.2 32.2 23rd 14.7 -0.9 9.1 2nd 11.6 31.1 average 37%
Gladstone Radar 26.8 +0.3 31.2 23rd 16.7 +0.2 12.8 2nd 11.6 27.4 average 42%
Lady Elliot Island 24.4 +0.7 26.5 29th 19.5 +0.8 12.2 9th 4.0 39.2 v low 10%
Monto Township 27.0 +0.8 33.6 24th 9.2 -0.4 1.0 2nd 17.7 24.7 average 72%
Rockhampton Aero 27.9 +0.6 33.0 23rd 14.5 +0.9 7.2 2nd 33.0 24.3 high 136%
Rundle Island 22.9 -0.1 25.1 20th 18.9 -0.3 15.6 2nd
Thangool Airport 28.0 0.0 34.2 25th 8.9 -1.0 2.3 2nd 21.4 25.3 average 85%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.9 +1.4 34.1 24th 8.1 -1.4 1.1 2nd 8.0 33.4 low 24%
Archerfield Airport 26.3 +1.2 32.7 24th 11.5 +0.5 4.5 2nd 19.4 35.7 average 54%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.1   33.0 24th 8.5   1.0 2nd 10.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.7 -0.3 31.1 29th 11.2 -0.8 4.8 2nd 26.0 46.9 average 55%
Brisbane 25.5 -0.1 30.8 23rd 13.4 -0.3 7.3 2nd 5.6 30.0 v low 19%
Brisbane Aero 24.2 0.0 28.1 24th 12.7 0.0 6.0 2nd 8.4 32.9 low 26%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 22.2 +0.8 24.5 27th 16.5 +0.6 11.7 2nd 55.6 65.1 average 85%
Coolangatta 23.8 +0.7 27.5 22nd 12.4 -1.0 4.0 2nd 3.8 39.8 low 10%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 23.9 +1.3 28.9 24th 17.1 +0.5 12.5 1st 11.0 51.0 low 22%
Gold Coast Seaway 24.3 +0.5 30.8 24th 14.3 -0.5 8.5 1st 20.4 43.8 average 47%
Gympie 26.1 +0.1 32.2 24th 9.8 -0.4 1.9 2nd 25.8 45.8 average 56%
Hervey Bay Airport 24.5 -0.3 26.9 23rd 13.2 -1.0 5.7 9th 5.8 40.6 low 14%
Jimna Forestry 23.0 -0.3 30.9 24th 7.7 -1.4 -0.8 2nd 13.2 31.9 average 41%
Kingaroy Airport 24.8 0.0 31.8 24th 6.0 -2.2 -2.1 2nd 8.8 30.2 low 29%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.3 +0.3 32.9 24th 12.0 -0.4 5.2 2nd 16.8 44.6 low 38%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.5 -0.2 29.2 24th 11.7 -0.7 5.8 2nd 25.6 64.2 average 40%
Maryborough 26.1 +0.5 31.6 23rd 11.3 -0.8 5.0 3rd 13.4 43.0 low 31%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.1   32.0 24th 12.4   7.3 2nd 21.4
Point Lookout 24.4 +0.6 26.7 12th 15.7 -0.9 11.0 1st 38.8 60.6 average 64%
Rainbow Beach 24.1 0.0 28.7 22nd       35.0 66.3 average 53%
Redcliffe 23.6   28.3 29th 14.1   7.9 2nd 2.0 45.2 v low 4%
Sunshine Coast Airport 24.4 +0.3 29.9 29th 11.9 -1.0 5.2 9th 51.2 55.8 average 92%
Tewantin RSL Park 24.0 -0.3 29.9 29th 13.8 -0.6 8.3 3rd 20.4 61.4 low 33%
Toolara (Kelly) 26.3 -0.4 33.0 24th 14.1 -0.5 9.1 2nd 26.6 58.3 low 46%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.7 +1.2 32.6 24th 8.9 -0.6 2.3 2nd 18.6 35.3 average 53%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.0 +2.1 27.4 24th 4.5 -1.3 -3.8 2nd 14.0 43.4 low 32%
Dalby Airport 25.9 +0.5 31.6 22nd 7.1 -1.7 -2.2 2nd 5.4 30.6 low 18%
Goondiwindi Airport 26.2 +1.0 31.2 28th 8.7 -0.7 -1.4 2nd 10.6 33.5 low 32%
Inglewood Forest 25.4 +0.1 30.4 24th 8.9 -1.9 1.2 2nd 17.6 36.8 average 48%
Oakey Aero 25.2 +1.4 32.1 24th 5.6 -1.6 -3.2 2nd 9.0 31.6 low 28%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 21.8 +2.3 28.0 24th 4.5 -0.6 -4.0 2nd 21.3 51.8 low 41%
Texas Post Office 25.5 +1.1 30.7 28th 7.3 -0.5 -1.6 2nd 27.2 40.2 average 68%
Toowoomba Airport 22.3 +0.1 29.0 24th 9.3 -1.3 2.8 1st 27.6 37.6 average 73%
Warwick 24.3 +0.9 30.7 24th 5.4 -1.8 -3.2 2nd 14.2 36.0 low 39%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 26.9 +0.5 32.9 23rd 8.2 -2.1 -1.0 2nd 8.2 22.4 low 37%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 27.3 +1.2 33.8 23rd 7.7 -0.5 -2.4 3rd 9.0 26.3 average 34%
Mitchell Post Office 27.3 +1.6 34.1 23rd 7.1 -0.4 -2.2 3rd 6.4 26.8 average 24%
Roma Airport 27.2 +0.7 33.4 23rd 6.9 -2.6 -3.5 3rd 8.0 25.5 average 31%
St George Airport 26.7 +0.2 32.5 28th 9.2 -1.6 -0.1 2nd 6.8 27.5 low 25%
Surat 26.7 +1.1 32.8 23rd 8.7 -0.7 -1.0 2nd 11.4 29.3 average 39%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 28.0 +2.4 34.7 28th 8.8 -0.5 0.0 3rd 6.2 24.6 low 25%
Charleville Aero 28.0 +2.0 35.5 23rd 10.1 +0.2 1.4 3rd 13.2 23.8 average 55%
Cunnamulla Post Office 28.1 +2.5 36.2 23rd 10.6 -0.1 3.8 1st 7.2 18.4 average 39%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie Airport 29.4 +2.4 37.1 23rd 11.2 -0.5 3.6 3rd 1.5 14.1 average 11%
Thargomindah Airport 28.8 +1.1 36.9 28th 11.0 -2.0 4.7 1st 2.8 9.8 average 29%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 23.6 +0.1 25.7 25th 17.9 -0.4 15.3 2nd 49.8 35.3 average 141%
Willis Island 27.2 -0.1 28.3 7th 23.2 +0.6 21.9 5th 4.4 16.9 average 26%

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 Tuesday 2 October 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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