Queensland in November 2012: Warm days, average-warm nights, average-below rainfall

  • Around 70% of the state recorded above average maximum temperatures 
  • The average maximum temperatures were 4th highest on record 
  • Bedourie may have broken its 2002 mean monthly maximum temperature record of 39.1 C (TBC)
  • Approximately equal areas (both 45% of the state) resulted in average and above average minimum temperatures 
  • Rainfall was average (around 48% of the state by area) with approximately 40% of the state below average 

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 26.0 mm. The lowest since 2006. 

The wettest overall was Mundubbera with 210.7 mm, followed by Dunollie with 190.8 mm, followed by Hilltop Gardens with 187.6 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Hilltop Gardens with 124.4 mm on the 18th, followed by Theodore with 122.0 mm on the 10th, followed by Dunollie with 118.4 mm on the 10th.

Some sites had their highest November daily rainfall on record.

Weekly rainfall summary:
To 6th: Falls above 25 mm were recorded in isolated parts of the east and north of the state. Scattered falls above 5 mm were recorded across much of eastern Queensland, with the west recording little or no rainfall during the week;
7 to 13th: Widespread rainfall was caused by a slow-moving surface trough and associated cloudband, which generated rain and storms as it crossed eastern Australia during the first half of the week, while onshore flow triggered further rain in southeast Queensland mid-week. Falls greater than 50 mm were recorded in isolated areas of the southeast, with falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded across remaining areas. The Cape York region recorded little or no rainfall during the week;
14 to 20th: Rainfall was mostly recorded along the east coast and in the tropical north. A surface trough over eastern Australia generated locally severe storms along the coast in the second half of the week, with flash flooding, large hail and strong wind gusts reported from several locations in the southeast. Falls greater than 50 mm were recorded across southeast Queensland and in localised areas west of Cairns. Falls of between 25 and 50 mm were recorded along much of the east coast between Bundaberg and Bega, and isolated falls above 25 mm were also recorded in the Cairns and Weipa regions. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded surrounding areas of higher falls, as well as in the Mackay region. Most of the western parts of the state recorded little or no rainfall during the week;
21st to 27th: Falls greater than 50 mm were recorded in the Cape York region. Falls of between 25 and 50 mm were recorded surrounding areas of higher falls in the northern tropics, with falls above 25 mm recorded inland of Rockhampton.

Temperature

The area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.97 C above the long-term average of 27.1 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Normanton Airport with 31.6 C, followed by Century Mine with 31.5 C, followed by Cloncurry Airport with 31.5 C, followed by Camooweal Township with 31.4 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 19.2 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 19.7 C, followed by Jimna Forestry with 20.7 C.

Maximum temperature

The area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 1.50 C above the long-term average of 34.1 C (1961-1990), which was the 4th highest on record. 

The hottest day was at Century Mine with 44.7 C on the 21st, followed by Birdsville Airport with 44.4 C on the 30th, followed by Birdsville Airport with 44.2 C on the 25th.

The warmest days on average were at Julia Creek Airport with 40.0 C, followed by Urandangi Aerodrome with 40.0 C, followed by Trepell Airport with 39.8 C, followed by Century Mine with 39.7 C, followed by Cloncurry Airport with 39.7 C.

The coolest days on average were at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 25.5 C, followed by Maleny Tamarind St with 25.6 C, followed by Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS with 25.9 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 18.8 C on the 10th, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 19.0 C on the 10th, followed by Jimna Forestry with 19.5 C on the 10th.

Minimum temperature

The area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 0.44 C above the long-term average of 20.1 C (1961-1990). 

The coldest night was at Applethorpe with 5.5 C on the 13th, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 6.2 C on the 13th, followed by Applethorpe with 6.8 C on the 12th.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 12.1 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 12.8 C, followed by Warwick with 13.7 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Sweers Island with 27.2 C, followed by Mornington Island with 26.7 C, followed by Normanton Airport with 25.8 C.

The warmest night was at Ballera Gas Field with 30.5 C on the 27th, followed by Ballera Gas Field with 30.2 C on the 30th, followed by Boulia Airport with 30.0 C on the 27th.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 113 km/h on the 18th, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 100 km/h on the 11th, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 98 km/h on the 18th.

Other phenomena

  • Severe thunderstorms over the 17–18th caused widespread damage in south-eastern Queensland, with high winds, large hail (including to 10 cm on the Darling Downs), intense lightning activity, as well as some flash flooding around Brisbane.
  • The end of the month verged into a heatwave in some locations, overlapping into December. Check Special Climate Statement 41 when it is released for further information.

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Extremes in November 2012
Hottest day 44.7 C at Century Mine on the 21st
44.4 C at Birdsville Airport on the 30th
44.2 C at Birdsville Airport on the 25th
Warmest days on average 40.0 C at Julia Creek Airport
40.0 C at Urandangi Aerodrome
39.8 C at Trepell Airport
Coolest days on average 25.5 C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
25.6 C at Maleny Tamarind St
25.9 C at Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS
Coldest day 18.8 C at Applethorpe on the 10th
19.0 C at Toowoomba Airport on the 10th
19.5 C at Jimna Forestry on the 10th
Coldest night 5.5 C at Applethorpe on the 13th
6.2 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 13th
6.8 C at Applethorpe on the 12th
Coolest nights on average 12.1 C at Applethorpe
12.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
13.7 C at Warwick
Warmest nights on average 27.2 C at Sweers Island
26.7 C at Mornington Island
25.8 C at Normanton Airport
Warmest night 30.5 C at Ballera Gas Field on the 27th
30.2 C at Ballera Gas Field on the 30th
30.0 C at Boulia Airport on the 27th
Warmest on average overall 31.6 C at Normanton Airport
31.5 C at Century Mine
31.5 C at Cloncurry Airport
Coolest on average overall 19.2 C at Applethorpe
19.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
20.7 C at Jimna Forestry
Wettest overall 210.7 mm at Mundubbera
190.8 mm at Dunollie
187.6 mm at Hilltop Gardens
Wettest day 124.4 mm at Hilltop Gardens on the 18th
122.0 mm at Theodore on the 10th
118.4 mm at Dunollie on the 10th
Highest wind gust 113 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 18th
100 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 11th
98 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 18th

Maps
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rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
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temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest November daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in November 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for November
Years of
record
Mundubbera 117.6 on the 10th 82.0 on the 20th in 1997 102
Dunollie 118.4 on the 10th 104.8 on the 20th in 1997 63
Sandringham 56.0 on the 9th 48.3 on the 26th in 1973 46
Theodore 122.0 on the 10th 79.0 on the 7th in 2009 45



Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Mundubbera 210.7 180.7 in 1933 102 73.1

Highest total November rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for November 2012 (mm)
Most recent November
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
November
Sandringham 70.0 102.7 in 1973* 37 13.9

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





Lowest total November rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for November 2012 (mm)
Most recent November
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
November
Glenelg 6.8 1.5 in 1901 111 71.0
Pratten 11.0 10.7 in 1955* 53 69.7
Peakvale Station 2.4 0.0 in 1971* 37 53.8
Darlington 34.2 33.8 in 1980 32 107.0
Southport Ridgeway Ave 32.1 20.4 in 1982* 26 106.1
Mackay Aero 2.2 0.5 in 1951* 25 81.1
Barnganal Blue Mountain 9.0 0.0 in 1990 22 80.5
Dulacca Truck Stop 7.8 6.6 in 1990 22 62.2
Namarah 10.8 1.2 in 1990 22 63.2
Woodlands 5.6 3.6 in 1989* 22 55.0
Hecate 2.6 1.8 in 1992 20 66.1
Lockhart River Airport 3.8 0.4 in 1992 20 72.2

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




Summary statistics for November 2012
Maximum temperatures
for November
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2012
Mean for
November
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2012
Total for
November
2012
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2012
Fraction of
November
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.9 0.0 34.6 23rd 25.4 0.0 23.6 28th 10.6 63.3 average 17%
Coen Airport 34.7 +0.3 39.0 20th 22.1 -0.5 17.4 3rd 1.8 23.9 low 8%
Horn Island 31.9 0.0 32.5 28th 25.7 0.0 23.1 3rd 9.2 49.1 average 19%
Scherger RAAF 36.7   38.6 20th 22.8   18.5 3rd 83.0
Weipa Aero 36.0 +0.4 37.4 22nd 23.1 -0.4 19.8 3rd 78.0 109.1 average 71%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 31.7 -0.1 34.0 20th 23.0 0.0 18.4 3rd 3.8 72.2 v low 5%
Palmerville 37.2 +1.1 39.4 2nd 21.1 -0.2 18.0 24th 20.0 61.9 low 32%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.3 -0.1 41.8 20th 24.5 +0.6 21.8 16th 48.6 37.3 high 130%
Century Mine 39.7 +1.0 44.7 21st 23.4 -0.3 17.6 14th 30.6 45.4 average 67%
Cloncurry Airport 39.7 +2.1 42.9 2nd 23.3 +0.3 16.9 20th 12.6 32.8 low 38%
Croydon Township 37.7 -0.3 41.7 20th 25.0 +0.6 20.4 4th 52.4 44.7 high 117%
Julia Creek Airport 40.0 +1.5 43.5 25th 21.0 -0.6 14.9 20th 22.4 24.0 average 93%
Kowanyama Airport 37.4 +1.2 38.8 4th 24.3 +0.3 22.2 25th 75.4 56.6 average 133%
Mornington Island 33.4 +0.1 35.2 20th 26.7 +1.0 22.1 30th 36.2 55.8 average 65%
Mount Isa Aero 38.9 +2.6 43.2 26th 21.2 -0.2 14.9 21st 13.2 39.0 average 34%
Normanton Airport 37.5 +0.5 40.5 20th 25.8 +0.5 23.2 16th 0.6 39.0 v low 2%
Sweers Island 33.1 -0.2 35.7 3rd 27.2 +0.7 24.8 9th 11.0 66.4 low 17%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 37.6   42.3 20th 22.5   19.9 15th 22.0 67.3 low 33%
Hughenden Airport 37.0 +0.9 41.2 2nd 21.3 -0.3 16.4 19th 60.2 53.5 average 113%
Richmond Airport 39.1 +1.9 42.2 3rd 21.2 -0.2 15.4 15th 9.2 51.4 low 18%
Richmond Post Office 38.6 +1.1 41.5 20th 21.6 +0.7 15.4 15th 10.8 30.9 average 35%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 31.3 +0.7 33.1 29th 22.0 -0.3 17.5 3rd 22.0 93.8 low 23%
Cape Flattery 31.5 -0.2 32.8 20th 24.2 0.0 20.6 3rd 3.6 31.1 low 12%
Cooktown Airport 31.2 -0.3 32.8 20th 23.6 -0.2 18.4 3rd 55.6 71.0 average 78%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.0 +0.3 35.3 20th 24.2 -0.3 22.2 11th 18.0 90.9 low 20%
Mareeba Airport 31.4 -0.1 35.3 17th 18.5 -0.8 15.0 2nd 39.2 46.1 average 85%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.1 -1.5 32.0 30th 21.8 +0.8 18.0 3rd 36.3 117.3 low 31%
Ingham Composite 31.7 0.0 34.5 19th 20.4 -0.3 16.9 17th 14.9 124.8 low 12%
Innisfail 29.5 -0.2 31.5 19th 21.6 +0.8 19.0 9th 40.2 159.7 low 25%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.3 -0.2 33.1 19th 20.4 -0.2 16.9 9th 39.6 149.1 low 27%
Townsville Aero 31.0 +0.3 32.9 20th 22.9 0.0 18.1 14th 7.4 58.9 low 13%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 29.4 -0.5 30.5 20th 23.7 +0.2 19.7 15th 33.4 74.5 average 45%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.7 -0.4 32.9 20th 20.2 -0.4 17.3 16th 8.0 46.8 low 17%
Bowen Airport 30.4 0.0 32.3 30th 21.0 -1.2 16.3 16th 19.0 44.4 average 43%
Collinsville Post Office 34.3 +0.9 38.0 19th 18.9 -1.1 12.9 7th 12.4 51.3 low 24%
Hamilton Island Airport 28.5 +0.1 30.2 19th 23.2 +0.1 21.1 13th 3.2 92.0 v low 3%
Mackay Aero 30.1 +0.7 32.2 18th 20.1 -0.3 16.2 16th 2.2 81.1 v low 3%
Mackay M.O 29.8 +0.6 32.4 19th 21.7 -0.1 17.9 15th 6.4 95.0 low 7%
Proserpine Airport 32.3 +0.9 35.5 19th 18.9 -1.0 14.8 16th 7.2 89.8 low 8%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 25.9   27.7 2nd 22.3   18.7 13th
Samuel Hill Aero 28.7 -0.4 31.7 19th 16.6 -1.0 12.3 14th 26.8 78.6 low 34%
St Lawrence 30.3   31.9 30th 19.0   14.6 15th 12.4 54.5 v low 23%
Williamson 30.3   33.2 30th 18.3   12.8 14th 14.2
Woolshed 28.5 +0.6 31.4 19th 19.0 -0.1 16.2 15th 17.0 73.3 low 23%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.1 -0.3 29.3 2nd 21.4 +0.1 17.4 1st 55.6 73.5 average 76%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 35.0 +1.3 39.2 19th 19.2 -1.2 15.9 14th 4.4 69.6 low 6%
Moranbah Airport 34.9   39.3 2nd 17.7   12.2 16th 7.2
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 34.2   37.9 18th 18.0   12.2 14th 25.8
Emerald Airport 33.5 +0.4 37.2 17th 18.2 -1.3 14.7 16th 25.6 54.8 low 47%
Lochington 33.7   37.7 17th 17.6   14.1 14th 46.0
Rolleston Airport 32.9   36.8 19th 16.8   11.7 14th 83.0
Springsure Comet St 32.0 -0.8 35.4 23rd 17.9 0.0 11.4 24th 82.4 64.5 average 128%
Tambo Post Office 33.6 +0.4 37.8 23rd 17.5 +0.5 11.0 11th 32.4 47.0 average 69%
Taroom Post Office 32.9 +1.1 37.2 30th 17.8 +0.3 13.0 12th 60.8 73.9 average 82%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 35.8 +1.3 40.4 24th 20.9 +0.6 15.4 11th 7.2 40.1 low 18%
Blackall Airport 35.5 +1.0 40.9 24th 19.0 -1.0 13.6 11th 17.2 58.8 low 29%
Isisford Post Office 36.0 +0.3 40.9 24th 20.0 +0.1 13.8 11th 56.9 36.2 high 157%
Longreach Aero 37.3 +1.2 42.3 17th 20.0 +0.1 14.2 14th 15.4 30.4 average 51%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 39.3 +1.8 43.3 22nd 23.5 +1.2 17.8 10th 47.2 29.3 high 161%
The Monument Airport 39.1 +2.4 44.1 26th 22.2 +0.9 16.2 20th 7.4 32.8 low 23%
Trepell Airport 39.8 +2.7 42.9 2nd 22.1 +0.6 17.3 11th 6.0 34.5 low 17%
Urandangi Aerodrome 40.0   44.1 4th 21.6   15.4 20th 50.4
Winton Airport 39.5 +2.0 43.4 24th 21.4 +0.1 15.4 14th 6.4 32.1 low 20%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 39.3 +3.0 44.0 30th 21.0 +0.3 15.6 11th 23.5 16.9 high 139%
Birdsville Airport 38.8 +2.8 44.4 30th 22.0 +0.8 16.6 10th 3.8 17.3 low 22%
Boulia Airport 39.4 +2.5 44.0 26th 23.2 +1.9 17.0 10th 0 21.5 lowest 0%
Windorah Post Office 38.0 +2.6 42.5 16th 21.8 +1.9 14.9 11th 15.4 22.2 average 69%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 29.1 +0.8 32.4 2nd 17.6 -1.2 13.5 15th 38.2 86.4 low 44%
Gayndah Airport 31.7 +0.6 36.7 2nd 16.6 -0.9 11.5 13th 64.0 61.3 average 104%
Gladstone Airport 28.9 +0.2 34.0 2nd 19.8 -0.7 15.6 14th 16.2 57.0 low 28%
Gladstone Radar 30.5 +0.6 34.4 2nd 20.3 -0.2 17.8 12th 20.4 72.4 v low 28%
Lady Elliot Island 27.5 +0.3 28.7 30th 21.9 0.0 18.8 19th 46.8 67.6 average 69%
Monto Township 31.4 +0.6 36.0 30th 15.5 -0.7 10.8 13th 27.3 74.8 low 36%
Rockhampton Aero 30.6 -0.6 35.2 18th 19.2 -0.3 14.4 15th 43.0 68.6 average 63%
Rundle Island 26.1 -0.2 28.6 22nd 22.3 -0.1 19.6 11th
Seventeen Seventy 27.4 0.0 29.9 19th 20.3 -0.6 17.1 12th 47.2 75.6 average 62%
Thangool Airport 32.3 +0.7 37.1 30th 14.7 -1.7 9.8 13th 11.4 74.5 v low 15%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 30.1 +0.6 36.8 16th 15.8 -0.5 9.9 13th 114.0 81.1 high 141%
Archerfield Airport 29.0 +0.7 34.0 19th 17.5 +0.4 11.4 13th 100.0 99.3 average 101%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.1   37.0 16th 15.9   9.9 13th
Beerburrum Forest Station 29.4 +1.4 37.0 16th 15.7 -0.7 10.9 13th 67.4 116.9 average 58%
Brisbane 28.2 +0.4 34.4 19th 18.4 -0.2 14.1 13th 116.8 104.0 average 112%
Brisbane Aero 26.9 +0.2 30.2 19th 17.9 -0.3 13.0 13th 113.6 95.5 average 119%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.5 +0.8 27.9 30th 20.0 +0.5 16.6 19th 89.0 94.1 average 95%
Coolangatta 26.6 +0.9 28.6 30th 18.3 +0.2 12.5 13th 71.2 129.5 low 55%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 28.3 +2.3 33.3 2nd 20.4 +0.2 17.4 12th 37.4 87.3 low 43%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.0 +0.4 28.8 16th 19.3 +0.4 15.2 13th 54.6 125.0 average 44%
Gympie 29.9 -0.3 34.3 16th 15.9 -0.5 10.2 13th 42.8 88.3 low 48%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.8 -0.1 30.1 28th 18.2 -0.9 13.3 7th 65.8 67.7 average 97%
Jimna Forestry 27.3 +1.3 31.8 30th 14.2 0.0 7.5 13th 90.2 73.5 high 123%
Kingaroy Airport 28.7 -0.1 33.5 30th 14.6 +0.1 8.4 13th 156.2 62.7 high 249%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.3 +0.7 34.4 19th 17.7 +0.4 13.1 13th 72.9 108.2 average 67%
Maleny Tamarind St 25.6 +0.7 31.2 16th 15.9 0.0 11.4 12th 93.2 137.9 average 68%
Maryborough 29.6 +0.3 35.8 2nd 16.7 -1.1 12.2 14th 68.2 85.0 average 80%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 28.4   35.0 16th 17.0   12.0 13th 90.0
Point Lookout 27.2 +0.9 29.6 8th 19.7 -0.1 17.1 12th 109.0 129.5 average 84%
Rainbow Beach 27.0 +0.2 33.6 2nd       163.4 87.9 high 186%
Redcliffe 26.5   29.8 16th 18.7   14.3 13th 62.4 97.7 average 64%
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.8 +1.0 33.2 19th 17.0 -0.9 11.1 13th 43.2 85.4 low 51%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.9 +0.5 34.9 19th 18.6 -0.1 14.1 14th 48.0 103.9 average 46%
Toolara (Kelly) 29.7 +0.3 35.2 2nd 17.7 -0.3 14.5 13th 117.6 87.9 average 134%
University of Queensland Gatton 30.5 +0.4 38.7 16th 16.0 0.0 10.9 13th 123.4 79.5 high 155%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 26.3 +2.6 32.2 30th 12.1 +0.6 5.5 13th 48.2 81.0 low 60%
Dalby Airport 31.4 +1.4 36.5 16th 15.6 0.0 10.5 12th 65.8 79.5 low 83%
Goondiwindi Airport 33.3 +2.4 39.0 30th 17.9 +1.0 11.6 12th 19.2 64.8 low 30%
Inglewood Forest 32.2 +2.3 38.1 30th 16.0 +0.1 9.2 12th 47.2 82.2 low 57%
Oakey Aero 29.9 +1.4 36.2 16th 14.7 +0.3 10.0 13th 56.2 77.2 average 73%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.6 +1.4 33.0 30th 12.8 +0.9 6.2 13th 61.5 75.1 average 82%
Texas Post Office 32.3 +2.1 38.6 30th 16.6 +1.8 10.1 12th 59.4 68.2 average 87%
Toowoomba Airport 27.0 +1.4 33.5 16th 14.9 +0.3 10.6 12th 45.4 83.3 low 55%
Warwick 29.7 +2.3 36.9 30th 13.7 0.0 8.0 13th 26.2 89.9 v low 29%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 32.9 +2.2 38.1 30th 17.1 -0.1 9.7 20th 32.8 55.9 low 59%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 33.2 +1.8 37.7 30th 16.1 +0.2 9.7 3rd 21.6 74.1 low 29%
Mitchell Post Office 34.1 +2.2 39.6 30th 16.1 0.0 8.2 3rd 12.1 58.2 low 21%
Roma Airport 34.0 +2.5 39.5 23rd 16.3 -1.0 7.7 3rd 24.6 62.2 low 40%
St George Airport 34.3 +2.7 40.5 30th 18.5 +0.3 11.0 11th 11.2 70.3 low 16%
Surat 33.6 +1.7 39.6 30th 18.1 +1.1 11.3 20th 31.8 54.6 average 58%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 35.6 +2.9 41.8 30th 19.0 +1.7 12.6 3rd 5.8 41.7 low 14%
Charleville Aero 35.2 +2.5 39.9 30th 18.5 +0.6 10.5 11th 18.0 45.1 average 40%
Cunnamulla Post Office 36.0 +3.3 41.7 30th 19.9 +1.8 12.6 11th 2.6 30.9 low 8%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 38.5 +3.7 43.9 30th 21.8 +1.0 14.8 18th 10.2 31.9 average 32%
Quilpie Airport 36.9 +2.9 42.0 29th 20.4 +0.8 12.2 11th 28.2 31.2 average 90%
Thargomindah Airport 37.3 +3.8 44.0 30th 21.2 +0.7 15.9 18th 2.4 40.7 low 6%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 27.3 +0.5 29.2 30th 21.2 -0.3 19.7 9th 10.0 110.2 v low 9%
Willis Island 29.3 -0.6 30.4 21st 24.6 -0.1 23.2 15th 8.2 39.2 low 21%

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 December 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.

Please check the corresponding Monthly Weather Review to confirm this months data for both Birdsville and Coconut Island.

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