Queensland in October 2012: Cool nights, average-warm days, average-below average rainfall

    • Around 70% of the state recorded below average minimum temperatures. This was the lowest since 1982
    • Half of the state recorded average maximum temperatures 
    • Around half of the state recorded average rainfall 
    • There were 14 low temperature records and 7 low rainfall records

      Rainfall

      The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 16.6 mm. The lowest since 2009. Around 50% of the state recorded average rainfall, with around 44% below average (mainly in the south, also the coastal and inland region around Bowen), with above average rainfall on the Peninsula.

      The wettest overall was Cooran TM with 232.0 mm, followed by Topaz Alert with 145.0 mm, followed by Byfield Childs Road with 121.0 mm.

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

      The wettest single day was at Cooran TM with 229.0 mm on the 18th, followed by Horn Island with 103.2 mm on the 23rd, followed by Bramwell with 101.0 mm on the 23rd.

      Weekly rainfall summary:
      2nd to 9th: most of Australia recorded little or no rainfall. At the start of the week moist easterly winds triggered showers on the Queensland coast. Falls greater than 25 mm were recorded in the Cairns region. The highest recorded rainfall total for the week was 88 mm at Kareeya, near Innisfail;
      10th to 16th: rainfall was mostly recorded in eastern Australia. A surface trough triggered rain and thunderstorms across the eastern States early in the week, before an East Coast Low developed off the south coast over the 11th. Falls of between 25 and 100 mm were recorded in southeast Queensland, with isolated falls above 25 mm also recorded west of Townsville and falls above 5 mm were recorded in parts of southeast and central Queensland;
      17th to 23rd: most of Australia recorded little or no rainfall. Thunderstorms produced rain in parts of the tropical north throughout the week, with falls greater than 50 mm in Far North Queensland at the end of the week;
      24th to 30th: widespread rain in the south-east during the second half of the week. Falls greater than 50 mm were recorded north of Charleville and near Rockhampton, with isolated falls above 25 mm recorded near Innisfail.

      Temperature

      The area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.19 C below the long-term average of 24.7 C (1961-1990).

      The warmest on average was Croydon Township with 29.4 C, followed by Normanton Airport with 29.4 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 29.3 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 28.5 C.

      The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 15.2 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.5 C, followed by Jimna Forestry with 18.1 C.

      Maximum temperature

      The area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 0.68 C above the long-term average of 32.0 C (1961-1990). 50% of the state recorded average maximum temperatures, with around 40% above average (mainly in the south and west), and some coastal and inland regions (around Ingham and St Lawrence), recorded below average.

      The hottest day was at Urandangi Aerodrome with 42.5 C on the 23rd, followed by Urandangi Aerodrome with 42.5 C on the 24th, followed by Century Mine with 42.3 C on the 10th, followed by Birdsville Airport with 42.2 C on the 24th.

      The warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 37.5 C, followed by Camooweal Township with 36.7 C, followed by Julia Creek Airport with 36.7 C, followed by Urandangi Aerodrome with 36.6 C.

      The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 23.0 C, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 23.3 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 23.7 C.

      The coldest day was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 11.0 C on the 12th, followed by Applethorpe with 12.8 C on the 11th, followed by Applethorpe with 13.1 C on the 12th.

      Some sites had their coldest October day (lowest maximum temperature) on record.

      Minimum temperature

      The area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 1.06 C below the long-term average of 17.3 C (1961-1990). Around 70% of the state recorded below average minimum temperatures, with exceptions being the far north, south-west corner and south-east coast.

      The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 0.5 C on the 13th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 1.0 C on the 14th, followed by Applethorpe with 1.4 C on the 13th, followed by Roma Airport with 1.4 C on the 13th.

      The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 7.3 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 7.3 C, followed by Warwick with 9.6 C, followed by Oakey Aero with 9.7 C.

      The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.8 C, followed by Horn Island with 24.4 C, followed by Sweers Island with 24.4 C, followed by Willis Island with 23.9 C.

      The warmest night was at Croydon Township with 27.3 C on the 31st, followed by Sweers Island with 27.2 C on the 28th, followed by Mornington Island with 26.7 C on the 30th.

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

      Wind

      The strongest wind gust was at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 106 km/h on the 22nd, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 98 km/h on the 23rd, followed by Ballera Gas Field with 94 km/h on the 21st.

      Other phenomena

      Snow was reported in Stanthorpe on the 12th  (due to a combination of cold air over the Great Dividing Range, brought up from the Southern Ocean, and an intense low-pressure system off the east coast)

      Mainly smoke, with some possible dust, was mostly confined to the southern SE Coast district during the month

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      Extremes in October 2012
      Hottest day 42.5 C at Urandangi Aerodrome on the 23rd
      42.5 C at Urandangi Aerodrome on the 24th
      42.3 C at Century Mine on the 10th
      42.2 C at Birdsville Airport on the 24th
      Warmest days on average 37.5 C at Century Mine
      36.7 C at Camooweal Township
      36.7 C at Julia Creek Airport
      36.6 C at Urandangi Aerodrome
      Coolest days on average 23.0 C at Applethorpe
      23.3 C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
      23.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
      Coldest day 11.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 12th
      12.8 C at Applethorpe on the 11th
      13.1 C at Applethorpe on the 12th
      Coldest night 0.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 13th
      1.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 14th
      1.4 C at Applethorpe on the 13th
      1.4 C at Roma Airport on the 13th
      Coolest nights on average 7.3 C at Applethorpe
      7.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
      9.6 C at Warwick
      9.7 C at Oakey Aero
      Warmest nights on average 24.8 C at Coconut Island
      24.4 C at Horn Island
      24.4 C at Sweers Island
      23.9 C at Willis Island
      Warmest night 27.3 C at Croydon Township on the 31st
      27.2 C at Sweers Island on the 28th
      26.7 C at Mornington Island on the 30th
      Warmest on average overall 29.4 C at Croydon Township
      29.4 C at Normanton Airport
      29.3 C at Kowanyama Airport
      28.5 C at Weipa Aero
      Coolest on average overall 15.2 C at Applethorpe
      15.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
      18.1 C at Jimna Forestry
      Wettest overall 232.0 mm at Cooran TM
      145.0 mm at Topaz Alert
      121.0 mm at Byfield Childs Road
      Wettest day 229.0 mm at Cooran TM on the 18th
      103.2 mm at Horn Island on the 23rd
      101.0 mm at Bramwell on the 23rd
      Highest wind gust 106 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 22nd
      98 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 23rd
      94 km/h at Ballera Gas Field on the 21st

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      daily
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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 October rainfall
      Total rainfall
      for October 2012 (mm)
      Previous driest
      for October
      Years of
      record
      Average for
      October
      Boulia Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 126 14.7
      Mornington Island 0.0 = 0.0 in 2004 87 12.8
      Ayr DPI Research Stn 0.0 = 0.0 in 2001 60 26.8
      Rocky Point Sugar Mill 5.2 6.8 in 1984 53 84.9
      Springbrook Road 27.8 28.0 in 1990 32 120.6
      Boodjamulla - Lawn Hill NP 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 27 25.5
      Ormiston College 8.8 10.4 in 2006 20 73.7

      Lowest total October rainfall for at least 20 years
      Total rainfall
      for October 2012 (mm)
      Most recent October
      at least this dry
      Years since
      drier
      Average for
      October
      Harrisville Post Office 13.4 0.0 in 1948 64 64.7
      Imbil Post Office 1.0 0.5 in 1948* 61 82.0
      Miami Bardon Ave 18.0 12.4 in 1968 44 109.7
      Nanango Wills St 5.2 2.8 in 1968 44 65.4
      Oxenford (Oberon Way) 22.0 19.1 in 1962* 44 81.1
      Nerang Gilston Rd 14.8 12.7 in 1968* 38 86.9
      Beaudesert Cryna 13.6 13.0 in 1988 24 70.5
      Rainbow Beach 17.8 17.3 in 1992 20 80.1

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




      Record lowest October daily maximum temperature
      Lowest daily maximum
      temperature
      in October 2012 (C)
      Previous coolest
      for October
      Years of
      record
      Average for
      October
      Oakey Aero 16.5 on the 12th 16.7 on the 16th in 2010 40 26.6
      Dalby Airport 16.7 on the 11th 17.1 on the 16th in 2010 21 28.2
      Emerald Airport 19.1 on the 28th 21.0 on the 3rd in 1995 21 31.7
      Goondiwindi Airport 16.2 on the 11th 17.1 on the 16th in 2010 21 28.7



      Record lowest October temperature
      Lowest temperature
      in October 2012 (C)
      Previous coolest
      for October
      Years of
      record
      Average for
      October
      Collinsville Post Office 7.3 on the 13th 8.3 on the 8th in 1966 54 17.3
      Emerald Airport 8.2 on the 13th 8.5 on the 3rd in 2011 21 17.2
      Roma Airport 1.4 on the 13th 1.5 on the 1st in 1992 21 13.7
      Charters Towers Airport 8.5 on the 13th 10.5 on the 3rd in 2011 20 18.3
      Cloncurry Airport 9.0 on the 13th = 9.0 on the 4th in 1981 20 20.3
      Gladstone Airport 11.0 on the 13th = 11.0 on the 18th in 2010 20 18.6



      Record lowest October mean daily minimum temperature
      Mean daily minimum
      temperature
      for October 2012 (C)
      Previous coolest
      for October
      Years of
      record
      Average for
      October
      Seventeen Seventy 18.0 = 18.0 in 1996 25 19.3
      Bowen Airport 17.9 18.3 in 2006 24 19.9
      Emerald Airport 13.8 15.5 in 2009 20 17.2
      Roma Airport 10.0 11.3 in 1994 20 13.7

      Lowest October mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
      Mean daily minimum
      temperature
      for October 2012 (C)
      Most recent October
      at least this cool
      Years since
      cooler
      Average for
      October
      Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 7.3 =7.3 in 1964* 42 9.0
      Bollon Mary St 12.2 11.9 in 1978 34 13.7
      Gladstone Radar 17.7 =17.7 in 1982 30 18.7
      Injune Post Office 10.3 8.3 in 1982 30 12.8
      Longreach Aero 15.2 14.1 in 1982 30 16.9
      Mackay M.O 18.6 17.0 in 1982 30 19.7
      Maryborough 14.1 12.0 in 1982 30 15.4
      Mitchell Post Office 10.1 9.6 in 1982 30 12.3
      Mount Isa Aero 15.3 14.6 in 1982 30 18.6
      Richmond Post Office 16.7 14.3 in 1982 30 18.0
      Tambo Post Office 11.7 10.9 in 1982 30 13.7
      Springsure Comet St 13.1 12.1 in 1982* 29 15.2
      Barcaldine Post Office 16.5 =16.5 in 1984 28 17.5
      Collinsville Post Office 14.6 =14.6 in 1982* 28 17.3
      Bundaberg Aero 14.9 14.8 in 1966* 27 16.6
      Double Island Point Lighthouse 18.0 17.8 in 1984* 23 18.5
      Amberley AMO 11.3 10.3 in 1992 20 13.4
      Oakey Aero 9.7 8.5 in 1992 20 11.3
      Proserpine Airport 16.0 15.5 in 1992 20 17.5
      Rockhampton Aero 15.5 =15.5 in 1992 20 17.1
      Taroom Post Office 13.1 12.7 in 1992 20 14.6
      Texas Post Office 10.3 10.1 in 1992 20 11.7
      Thangool Airport 11.2 10.5 in 1992 20 13.5

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




      Summary statistics for October 2012
      Maximum temperatures
      for October
      (C)
      Minimum temperatures
      for October
      (C)
      Rainfall
      for October
      (millimetres)
      Mean for
      October
      2012
      Diff
      from
      average
      Highest for
      October
      2012
      Mean for
      October
      2012
      Diff
      from
      average
      Lowest for
      October
      2012
      Total for
      October
      2012
      Average
      for
      October
      Rank of
      October
      2012
      Fraction of
      October
      average
      North Peninsula (district 27)
      Coconut Island 32.0 +0.1 33.8 20th 24.8 +0.1 23.5 22nd 42.8 14.2 high 301%
      Coen Airport 32.8 -0.6 38.4 27th 20.4 -0.5 16.2 18th 28.0 10.7 high 262%
      Horn Island 31.2 +0.2 33.0 21st 24.4 -0.4 20.2 10th 120.4 16.9 v high 712%
      Scherger RAAF 35.3   38.3 9th 21.5   18.3 5th 53.0
      Weipa Aero 35.0 -0.6 37.6 12th 21.9 0.0 19.1 5th 28.0 24.4 high 115%
      South Peninsula (district 28)
      Lockhart River Airport 30.2 -0.2 32.1 11th 22.4 +0.5 17.6 10th 77.4 29.1 v high 266%
      Palmerville 35.8 +0.3 38.0 21st 18.5 -0.5 13.9 16th 24.8 19.8 high 125%
      Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
      Burketown Airport 34.9 -0.9 39.7 9th 20.7 -1.3 14.5 13th 0 7.7 v low 0%
      Century Mine 37.5 -0.4 42.3 10th 17.6 -3.9 8.7 12th 5.6 12.5 average 45%
      Cloncurry Airport 36.2 0.0 41.5 10th 18.5 -1.8 9.0 13th 5.8 21.2 average 27%
      Croydon Township 36.5 -0.4 39.3 9th 22.2 -0.2 15.4 13th 7.6 13.9 average 55%
      Julia Creek Airport 36.7 -0.5 41.9 10th 15.1 -3.4 5.3 12th 8.2 12.2 average 67%
      Kowanyama Airport 36.3 +0.1 39.4 22nd 22.3 +0.4 19.5 5th 2.8 16.9 average 17%
      Mornington Island 32.1 -0.2 34.9 28th 23.5 -0.2 20.0 14th 0 12.8 lowest 0%
      Mount Isa Aero 35.5 +0.9 40.3 24th 15.3 -3.3 7.5 12th 2.2 19.2 average 11%
      Normanton Airport 36.4 -0.4 39.1 28th 22.4 -1.0 17.4 12th 0.2 7.8 low 3%
      Sweers Island 30.8 -1.4 33.9 27th 24.4 -0.5 21.1 14th 0 8.6 v low 0%
      Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
      Georgetown Airport 35.6   38.6 22nd 19.2   15.2 12th 0.4 13.4 low 3%
      Hughenden Airport 34.1 -1.0 40.5 10th 16.5 -2.2 6.1 12th 6.4 15.2 average 42%
      Richmond Airport 35.5 -1.0 40.8 10th 15.9 -3.0 5.7 12th 4.2 11.3 average 37%
      Richmond Post Office 35.3 -0.5 40.1 10th 16.7 -1.3 6.6 12th 3.8 16.2 average 23%
      Barron North Coast (district 31)
      Cairns Aero 29.9 +0.4 32.2 31st 20.4 -0.2 16.6 8th 29.4 46.6 average 63%
      Cape Flattery 29.4 -1.0 31.6 11th 22.7 -0.3 18.6 27th 34.6 22.2 high 156%
      Cooktown Airport 30.0 -0.4 33.3 27th 22.2 -0.4 14.8 27th 24.0 24.6 average 98%
      Low Isles Lighthouse 29.6 -0.8 33.2 10th 22.8 -0.4 20.4 4th 24.0 45.4 average 53%
      Mareeba Airport 30.0 -0.7 36.4 27th 16.8 -0.8 13.1 26th 3.6 12.4 low 29%
      Herbert North Coast (district 32)
      Cardwell Marine Pde 27.8 -1.5 30.1 11th 19.7 +0.8 16.1 26th
      Ingham Composite 29.3 -1.1 32.1 11th 18.3 -0.2 15.0 13th 53.2 52.7 average 101%
      Innisfail 27.8 -0.6 29.5 11th 19.8 +0.8 17.0 8th 108.5 88.3 high 123%
      South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.3 -0.7 31.9 11th 18.9 +0.1 15.8 27th 64.0 97.1 average 66%
      Townsville Aero 29.5 +0.1 31.5 11th 18.8 -1.9 14.8 13th 0.2 24.4 v low 1%
      East Central Coast (district 33)
      Alva Beach 27.9 -0.9 31.9 11th 19.7 -2.3 15.5 13th 30.8 25.1 average 123%
      Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.0 -0.8 32.9 23rd 17.1 -1.0 14.1 14th 0 26.8 lowest 0%
      Bowen Airport 29.0 -0.3 32.7 11th 17.9 -2.0 13.3 7th 2.2 13.0 average 17%
      Collinsville Post Office 31.7 -0.5 36.5 22nd 14.6 -2.7 7.3 13th 1.2 21.3 low 6%
      Hamilton Island Airport 26.5 -0.9 29.6 11th 21.3 -0.7 18.9 3rd 14.8 25.1 average 59%
      Mackay Aero 27.9 -0.3 31.0 11th 16.9 -1.3 10.1 13th 25.0 35.2 average 71%
      Mackay M.O 27.3 -0.2 30.3 10th 18.6 -1.1 13.0 14th 17.6 35.7 average 49%
      Proserpine Airport 29.9 -0.3 34.3 11th 16.0 -1.5 9.8 13th 13.2 37.0 average 36%
      Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 23.9   27.5 11th 18.8   14.1 13th
      Samuel Hill Aero 26.6 -1.5 30.4 21st 14.1 -1.2 6.3 13th 79.6 59.6 average 134%
      St Lawrence 28.0   31.2 23rd 15.2   7.6 13th 16.6 32.7 low 51%
      Williamson 27.7   29.5 22nd 14.9   6.6 13th 39.4
      Woolshed 26.8 -0.5 31.7 23rd 15.7 -1.9 10.0 13th 2.8 22.1 v low 13%
      Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.2 -0.9 28.1 11th 17.0 -2.1 10.5 13th 82.8 50.6 high 164%
      West Central Coast (district 34)
      Charters Towers Airport 31.8 -1.0 36.8 9th 15.3 -3.0 8.5 13th 2.1 17.5 average 12%
      Moranbah Airport 31.3   36.9 8th 13.3   5.5 13th 3.8
      Central Highlands (district 35)
      Clermont Airport 30.7   37.3 21st 12.1   2.9 13th 12.6
      Emerald Airport 30.5 -1.2 37.9 8th 13.8 -3.4 8.2 13th 31.0 39.7 average 78%
      Lochington 30.4   37.1 8th 12.4   4.3 13th 17.0
      Rolleston Airport 30.1   36.2 8th 11.9   5.8 13th 48.6
      Springsure Comet St 29.1 -1.5 35.3 21st 13.1 -2.1 6.4 13th 30.2 47.3 average 64%
      Tambo Post Office 31.1 +0.2 36.7 10th 11.7 -2.0 3.2 13th 70.8 34.6 v high 205%
      Taroom Post Office 30.2 +0.4 37.5 21st 13.1 -1.5 5.5 13th 35.0 54.9 average 64%
      Central Lowlands (district 36)
      Barcaldine Post Office 32.3 +0.1 38.0 10th 16.5 -1.0 8.7 13th 21.2 28.9 average 73%
      Blackall Airport 32.4 -0.6 38.2 10th 13.7 -2.8 5.8 13th 33.0 26.2 average 126%
      Isisford Post Office 33.5 +0.4 39.9 22nd 15.1 -1.5 7.2 13th 53.3 27.3 high 195%
      Longreach Aero 33.8 -0.1 40.1 10th 15.2 -1.7 6.9 13th 42.0 23.9 high 176%
      Upper Western (district 37)
      Camooweal Township 36.7 +0.9 41.9 23rd 17.5 -2.0 6.8 13th 13.8 14.1 high 98%
      The Monument Airport 35.4 +0.3 40.9 24th 16.9 -1.4 6.1 13th 3.0 12.2 average 25%
      Trepell Airport 35.9 +0.6 40.8 24th 16.3 -2.4 7.8 13th 3.2 14.5 average 22%
      Urandangi Aerodrome 36.6   42.5 24th 15.1   4.7 13th 3.2
      Winton Airport 35.3 -0.8 40.6 22nd 16.2 -2.2 7.6 13th 6.6 8.0 average 83%
      Lower Western (district 38)
      Bedourie Police Station 35.5 +1.8 42.1 24th 16.3 -0.9 8.6 12th 0.1 14.1 average 1%
      Birdsville Airport 34.9 +2.1 42.2 24th 16.9 -0.2 7.7 12th 0 11.4 v low 0%
      Boulia Airport 35.8 +1.6 41.3 24th 18.6 +0.7 11.0 12th 0 14.7 lowest 0%
      Windorah Post Office 33.9 +1.4 40.1 21st 16.1 -0.4 5.7 12th 5.8 17.6 average 33%
      Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
      Bundaberg Aero 27.1 +0.2 31.2 27th 14.9 -1.7 8.1 13th 27.0 70.4 low 38%
      Gayndah Airport 29.8 -0.2 37.0 21st 13.1 -1.9 6.5 13th 35.2 74.0 low 48%
      Gladstone Airport 27.0 -0.5 32.7 27th 16.6 -2.0 11.0 13th 19.2 57.1 low 34%
      Gladstone Radar 28.3 -0.1 33.4 27th 17.7 -1.0 14.5 13th 21.2 59.8 low 35%
      Lady Elliot Island 25.3 -0.2 27.4 10th 20.0 -0.3 13.6 14th 36.2 57.4 average 63%
      Monto Township 29.3 +0.3 36.7 21st 11.5 -1.9 3.5 13th 37.2 55.6 average 67%
      Rockhampton Aero 29.1 -0.5 35.4 22nd 15.5 -1.6 7.8 13th 45.8 49.7 average 92%
      Rundle Island 24.1 -0.7 27.0 20th 20.1 -1.0 17.6 12th
      Sandy Cape Lighthouse     28.3 19th 18.3 -0.4 12.4 13th 30.8 59.7 average 52%
      Seventeen Seventy 25.5 -0.4 27.8 26th 18.0 -1.3 12.8 13th 46.3 58.2 average 80%
      Thangool Airport 29.9 -0.4 35.4 21st 11.2 -2.3 4.3 13th 60.2 57.0 average 106%
      Moreton South Coast (district 40)
      Amberley AMO 29.3 +1.6 38.6 20th 11.3 -2.1 3.7 13th 25.8 74.9 low 34%
      Archerfield Airport 28.1 +1.2 36.4 7th 13.6 -0.7 5.8 13th 23.2 78.8 v low 29%
      Beaudesert Drumley Street 28.5   36.2 20th 11.5   3.0 13th 19.2
      Beerburrum Forest Station 28.0 +0.5 37.3 7th 14.0 -0.6 8.8 14th 22.2 88.7 low 25%
      Brisbane 27.3 +0.5 33.2 22nd 15.4 -0.9 8.8 13th 21.4 81.4 v low 26%
      Brisbane Aero 25.5 +0.1 28.8 22nd 14.7 -1.0 7.6 13th 18.2 79.0 v low 23%
      Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.3 +0.3 25.7 10th 17.8 -0.1 13.2 13th 27.8 79.6 low 35%
      Coolangatta 25.6 +1.3 33.2 7th 15.2 -0.7 6.9 13th 16.6 95.2 v low 17%
      Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.0 +1.5 32.1 21st 18.0 -0.5 13.7 12th 14.6 70.6 low 21%
      Gold Coast Seaway 25.7 +0.5 31.3 6th 16.3 -0.6 11.1 13th 18.8 100.3 v low 19%
      Gympie 28.1 -0.2 35.6 21st 13.0 -0.8 5.6 13th 68.0 71.9 average 95%
      Hervey Bay Airport 25.8 -0.6 27.7 8th 15.6 -1.5 6.8 13th 35.0 73.4 low 48%
      Jimna Forestry 25.8 +0.5 34.0 21st 10.5 -1.5 4.4 13th 17.6 78.6 v low 22%
      Kingaroy Airport 27.1 -0.2 34.4 21st 10.0 -1.7 2.2 13th 24.0 55.7 low 43%
      Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.5 +1.2 35.0 6th 14.7 -0.2 8.9 13th 24.0 62.2 low 39%
      Maleny Tamarind St 24.7 +0.6 32.6 22nd 13.8 -0.5 7.6 13th 43.0 109.6 low 39%
      Maryborough 27.9 +0.2 34.2 21st 14.1 -1.3 6.8 13th 16.4 74.0 low 22%
      Nambour DPI - Hillside 27.3   34.8 20th 15.0   10.1 14th 29.6
      Rainbow Beach 25.4 0.0 30.2 7th       17.8 80.1 v low 22%
      Redcliffe 25.0   29.7 7th 16.0   9.5 13th 15.2 87.7 low 17%
      Sunshine Coast Airport 25.9 +0.5 32.8 7th 14.7 -0.9 7.6 13th 34.8 76.6 low 45%
      Tewantin RSL Park 25.6 +0.2 32.5 7th 16.0 -0.9 9.4 13th 55.2 95.8 average 58%
      Toolara (Kelly) 28.5 -0.1 36.7 21st 15.5 -1.0 10.2 13th 24.2 79.3 v low 31%
      University of Queensland Gatton 29.2 +1.1 37.8 20th 11.9 -1.3 6.5 14th 27.6 65.0 low 42%
      East Darling Downs (district 41)
      Applethorpe 23.0 +1.3 31.1 20th 7.3 -1.7 1.4 13th 54.4 73.1 average 74%
      Dalby Airport 28.6 +0.4 36.5 20th 11.5 -1.1 3.7 13th 46.8 61.3 average 76%
      Goondiwindi Airport 29.5 +0.8 38.6 20th 11.9 -1.6 4.1 1st 15.4 48.5 low 32%
      Inglewood Forest 28.7 +0.7 37.2 20th 11.8 -1.4 4.7 1st 38.0 52.8 low 72%
      Oakey Aero 27.6 +1.0 35.3 20th 9.7 -1.6 2.2 13th 43.8 57.1 average 77%
      Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.7 +1.1 32.4 20th 7.3 -1.7 0.5 13th 63.7 69.7 average 91%
      Texas Post Office 28.6 +0.8 37.1 20th 10.3 -1.4 3.9 1st 30.8 61.0 low 50%
      Toowoomba Airport 24.7 +0.4 32.6 20th 12.0 -0.8 4.9 12th 59.4 64.0 average 93%
      Warwick 26.9 +1.3 35.5 20th 9.6 -0.9 2.2 13th 42.8 75.6 average 57%
      West Darling Downs (district 42)
      Miles Constance Street 29.5 +0.1 37.6 21st 11.5 -2.4 3.7 13th 33.2 43.8 average 76%
      Maranoa (district 43)
      Injune Post Office 29.6 +0.2 37.4 21st 10.3 -2.5 2.8 13th 22.0 47.2 low 47%
      Mitchell Post Office 30.3 +1.0 37.9 20th 10.1 -2.2 2.8 13th 11.7 42.5 low 28%
      Roma Airport 30.1 +0.6 38.5 20th 10.0 -3.7 1.4 13th 28.6 54.8 low 52%
      St George Airport 30.0 +0.5 39.5 20th 11.9 -2.6 5.3 13th 13.0 45.0 v low 29%
      Surat 29.6 +0.5 39.1 20th 11.7 -2.1 3.6 13th 33.2 49.9 average 67%
      Warrego (district 44)
      Bollon Mary St 31.0 +1.4 39.8 20th 12.2 -1.5 4.8 1st 7.4 35.9 low 21%
      Charleville Aero 31.4 +1.7 38.1 20th 13.0 -1.4 4.7 13th 4.0 36.7 v low 11%
      Cunnamulla Post Office 31.5 +1.9 39.6 20th 14.1 -0.7 5.9 12th 0.6 25.4 low 2%
      Far Southwest (district 45)
      Ballera Gas Field 34.1 +1.8 40.8 19th     8.9 1st 0 6.1 v low 0%
      Quilpie Airport 32.8 +1.8 39.5 20th 14.8 -1.4 6.5 12th 25.6 21.9 average 117%
      Thargomindah Airport 32.7 +1.7 41.2 19th 15.3 -1.4 6.2 12th 0.4 14.1 v low 3%
      Offshore Islands (district 200)
      Middle Percy Island 25.0 -0.7 26.7 20th 19.1 -1.1 16.7 4th 20.6 29.0 average 71%
      Willis Island 28.2 -0.5 29.7 23rd 23.9 +0.3 21.4 5th 6.6 21.1 average 31%

      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 Thursday 1 November 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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