Queensland in March 2013

  • Around two thirds of the state received average rainfall
  • Above average rainfall in the far north, southwest, pockets of the east coast and the parts of the southern interior
  • Drier than usual across the central interior and parts of the Gulf Country
  • Area averaged rainfall lowest since 2009 (79 mm)
  • Cool days in the southeast, warm in the west - up to 4C above average in the northwest
  • Area averaged maximum temperatures highest since 2009 (32.77 C)
  • Warmer nights in the west, cooler nights over the central coast and adjacent inland
  • Area averaged minimum temperatures highest since 2011 (21.16 C)
  • 9 daily rainfall records
  • 7 monthly temperature records and 4 daily temperature records
  • Tropical cyclone Sandra (named on the 7th) with no coastal crossing
  • Tropical cyclone Tim (named on the 14th) with no coastal crossing
  • Boulia - received 8mm on the 24th having had only 0.9mm in the 8 months since mid-July

Rainfall

From the 1st to the 5th of March 2013: A deep easterly surface flow generated persistent heavy rain along the east coast, while thunderstorms produced rain across the northern parts of the state.  An upper level trough strengthened over the southern interior, with a band of rain, showers and thunderstorms producing moderate to heavy falls over the southern interior.
For the week ending 12 March 2013: Rainfall was mostly recorded in the tropical north. Surface troughs and thunderstorms produced rain in northern and western Queensland during the first half of the week. Falls greater than 100 mm were recorded in parts of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and across Cape York Peninsula. Isolated totals greater than 50 mm were also recorded in parts of northern Queensland near Mackay and Mt Isa. The highest weekly rainfall total was 201 mm, recorded at Coconut Island.
For the week ending 19 March 2013: Thunderstorm activity produced patchy rainfall in northern Queensland throughout the week, with developing tropical cyclone Tim producing rain in far north Queensland at the start of the week. Falls greater than 100 mm were recorded across northern Cape York Peninsula. Falls of between 5 and 25 mm were recorded surrounding areas of higher falls and in southeast Queensland.
To the end of the month: Onshore flow generated rainfall in coastal Queensland early in the week, while thunderstorm activity produced heavy rain in parts of the northern tropics at the end of the week, with severe thunderstorms in southeast Queensland. Falls greater than 300 mm were recorded along the North Tropical Coast and around Cape York Peninsula.

The wettest overall was Mt Jukes with 683.6 mm, then Whyanbeel Valley with 619.0 mm, followed by Lockhart River Airport with 599.4 mm.

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

The wettest single day was on the 4th at Mt Jukes with 288.6 mm and Doraville Station with 236.0 mm, followed by Mount Charlton with 221.0 mm on the 5th.

Some sites had their highest March daily rainfall on record.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Cloncurry Airport with 31.6 C, then Camooweal Township with 31.0 C, followed by Century Mine and Urandangi Aerodrome, both with 30.7 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 18.4 C, then Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 18.8 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 19.8 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Century Mine with 43.3 C on the 5th and again on the 6th, then Birdsville Airport with 42.9 C on the 27th, followed by Camooweal Township with 42.4 C on the 6th.

The warmest days on average were at Urandangi Aerodrome with 39.0 C, followed by Julia Creek Airport with 38.7 C, and then Camooweal Township with 38.5 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 23.0 C, then Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 23.4 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 23.9 C.

The coldest day was at Quilpie Airport with 18.0 C on the 31st, and then Applethorpe with 18.2 C on the 1st.

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

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Roma Airport with 7.3 C and Mitchell Post Office with 8.8 C, both on the 18th, followed by Applethorpe with 8.9 C on the 14th.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 13.8 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 14.3 C, and then Warwick with 15.5 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Sweers Island with 27.4 C, followed by Mornington Island with 25.9 C, and then Willis Island with 25.4 C.

The warmest night was at Century Mine with 31.4 C, then Mornington Island with 30.9 C, followed by Sweers Island with 30.7 C, all on the 1st.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Beaudesert Drumley Street with 94 km/h on the 24th, then Burketown Airport with 91 km/h on the 5th, followed by Spitfire Channel Beacon with 91 km/h on the 24th.

Other phenomena

Tropical Cyclone Sandra (named on the 7th) and Tropical Cyclone Tim (named on the 14th).

The monsoon trough remained to the north of its average March position and active monsoon bursts were short-lived.

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Extremes in March 2013
Hottest day 43.3 C at Century Mine on the 5th and the
43.3 C at Century Mine on the 6th
Warmest days on average 39.0 C at Urandangi Aerodrome
Coolest days on average 23.0 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 18.0 C at Quilpie Airport on the 31st
Coldest night 7.3 C at Roma Airport on the 18th
Coolest nights on average 13.8 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 27.4 C at Sweers Island
Warmest night 31.4 C at Century Mine on the 1st
Warmest on average overall 31.6 C at Cloncurry Airport
Coolest on average overall 18.4 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 683.6 mm at Mt Jukes
619.0 mm at Whyanbeel Valley
599.4 mm at Lockhart River Airport
Wettest day 288.6 mm at Mt Jukes on the 4th
236.0 mm at Doraville Station on the 4th
221.0 mm at Mount Charlton on the 5th
Highest wind gust 94 km/h at Beaudesert Drumley Street on the 24th
91 km/h at Burketown Airport on the 5th
91 km/h at Spitfire Channel Beacon on the 24th

Maps

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Record highest March daily rainfall

Highest daily rainfall
in March 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for March
Years of
record
Aramac Post Office 197.2 on the 5th 112.0 on the 19th in 1910 124
Winvic 92.0 on the 4th 90.0 on the 25th in 1990 51
Glenlyon Dam 118.0 on the 2nd 70.0 on the 29th in 1975 39
Coolmunda Dam 101.0 on the 2nd 58.0 on the 3rd in 1999 37
Mackay Aero 187.2 on the 4th 182.9 on the 18th in 1955 27
Doraville Station 236.0 on the 4th 198.0 on the 21st in 2012 23
Goondiwindi Airport 74.8 on the 1st 61.2 on the 2nd in 2010 22
Beruna 81.0 on the 2nd 70.0 on the 6th in 2004 20
Warra-Kogan Rd Br 82.4 on the 2nd 72.5 on the 20th in 2011 20



Record highest total March rainfall

Total rainfall
for March 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Goondiwindi Airport 160.4 153.4 in 2010 22 57.9

Highest total March rainfall for at least 20 years

Total rainfall
for March 2013 (mm)
Most recent March
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
March
Aramac Post Office 197.2 247.1 in 1963* 49 54.4
Glenlyon Dam 147.6 226.2 in 1975 38 59.6
Miami Bardon Ave 323.0 491.2 in 1987* 24 190.0
Byfield Childs Road 532.0 592.0 in 1990* 22 246.2
Nerang Gilston Rd 295.9 347.8 in 1987* 22 201.8

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




Record lowest total March rainfall

Total rainfall
for March 2013 (mm)
Previous driest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Murralah 0.0 = 0.0 in 1998 61 57.4
Charters Towers Airport 5.0 10.8 in 2009 20 71.6

Lowest total March rainfall for at least 20 years

Total rainfall
for March 2013 (mm)
Most recent March
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
March
Fort Lytton 17.4 2.6 in 1980* 32 121.6

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




Record highest March temperature

Highest temperature
in March 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Coolangatta 34.6 on the 17th 33.4 on the 1st in 2002 25 27.1



Record highest March mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for March 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Mount Isa Aero 37.3 36.9 in 2005 46 34.2



Record lowest March mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for March 2013 (C)
Previous coolest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Seventeen Seventy 26.8 26.9 in 1988 25 28.2
Thangool Airport 28.8 29.2 in 1994 20 32.1

Lowest March mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for March 2013 (C)
Most recent March
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
March
Rockhampton Aero 28.8 28.6 in 1971 42 30.5
Monto Township 27.9 27.8 in 1971* 30 29.9
Gladstone Radar 28.8 =28.8 in 1989 24 30.2

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




Record highest March daily minimum temperature

Highest daily minimum
temperature
in March 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Mount Isa Aero 29.3 on the 1st 28.9 on the 4th in 1985 47 21.7
Mornington Island 30.9 on the 1st 29.8 on the 1st in 1980 40 24.6
Cloncurry Airport 30.3 on the 1st 28.8 on the 11th in 2004 20 22.4



Highest March mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Mean daily minimum
temperature
for March 2013 (C)
Most recent March
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
March
Croydon Township 24.8 25.0 in 1986* 25 23.3

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




Summary statistics for March 2013

Maximum temperatures
for March
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for March
(C)
Rainfall
for March
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
March
2013
Mean for
March
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
March
2013
Total for
March
2013
Average
for
March
Rank of
March
2013
Fraction of
March
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.9 -0.8 33.3 23rd 25.2 -0.5 23.3 27th 383.4 292.3 high 131%
Coen Airport 31.2 -0.1 34.8 6th 23.2 -0.2 21.0 19th 450.4 267.1 high 169%
Horn Island 30.1 -0.3 31.9 22nd 24.8 -0.2 23.0 8th 579.2 358.2 v high 162%
Scherger RAAF 31.9   35.1 20th 23.6   21.8 18th 483.0


Weipa Aero 31.5 -0.3 33.8 20th 23.9 +0.1 22.3 11th 427.6 408.9 average 105%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.8 +0.2 35.1 6th 23.5 +0.1 20.3 19th 599.4 453.3 high 132%
Palmerville 31.9 -0.4 33.8 18th 22.1 +0.3 18.7 30th 207.2 181.5 average 114%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.5 +0.5 40.3 1st 23.9 +0.2 19.6 20th 184.6 159.8 average 116%
Century Mine 38.3   43.3 6th 23.2 -0.2 18.7 20th 10.0 87.3 low 11%
Cloncurry Airport 38.4 +3.0 41.2 5th 24.9 +2.5 21.6 14th 15.2 77.7 average 20%
Croydon Township 35.6 +1.3 37.5 20th 24.8 +1.5 21.9 14th 30.4 116.9 low 26%
Julia Creek Airport 38.7 +2.9 42.0 1st 22.1 +1.5 17.6 14th 43.4 69.5 average 62%
Kowanyama Airport 33.1 +0.3 34.6 5th 24.2 +0.5 22.1 20th 170.0 237.1 average 72%
Mornington Island 33.3 +1.4 35.9 19th 25.9 +1.3 23.2 22nd 66.4 260.2 low 26%
Mount Isa Aero 37.3 +3.1 40.6 5th 22.5 +0.8 18.2 15th 12.8 64.8 low 20%
Normanton Airport 35.2 +1.5 37.5 23rd 24.9 +0.5 22.6 14th 67.8 149.1 average 45%
Sweers Island 32.7 +0.6 36.0 1st 27.4 +1.8 22.9 8th 230.2 250.9 average 92%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 34.4   36.8 1st 21.9   18.2 29th 50.4 120.8 average 42%
Hughenden Airport 36.1 +2.0 38.7 18th 22.2 +1.0 17.4 16th 0 30.3 v low 0%
Richmond Airport 37.8 +2.5 39.9 25th 22.3 +1.4 17.7 14th 5.2 58.6 low 9%
Richmond Post Office 37.4 +2.6 40.0 23rd 22.7 +2.0 18.5 14th 11.0 60.9 low 18%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.8 +0.2 33.7 5th 23.4 +0.3 19.3 16th 188.0 424.3 low 44%
Cape Flattery 31.5 +0.5 34.4 3rd 24.3 -0.3 20.4 18th 281.0 438.1 low 64%
Cooktown Airport 30.9 +0.5 34.6 5th 23.7 -0.1 19.8 18th 295.2 390.8 average 76%
Low Isles Lighthouse 31.1 +0.3 33.8 3rd 24.7 -0.4 22.0 27th 306.2 435.8 average 70%
Mareeba Airport 29.8 +0.2 33.3 18th 20.8 +0.3 16.1 17th 208.6 171.4 average 122%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 30.3 -0.4 32.2 17th 23.2 +1.3 19.4 17th 221.1 399.0 average 55%
Ingham Composite 31.2 +0.5 34.1 19th     20.5 16th 207.6 386.0 average 54%
Innisfail 30.6 +0.8 33.7 17th 23.2 +1.1 20.2 16th 447.4 665.5 average 67%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.2 +0.4 33.3 18th 22.8 +0.8 17.8 18th 382.8 619.1 low 62%
Townsville Aero 31.2 +0.5 34.7 18th 23.0 +0.1 19.7 31st 99.6 190.2 average 52%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.4 -0.2 33.4 18th 22.5 -0.5 19.1 15th 118.4 117.1 average 101%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.9 +0.1 34.4 18th 21.4 -0.1 17.1 17th 64.6 153.6 average 42%
Bowen Airport 30.2 -0.6 32.8 18th 22.4 -0.4 17.7 15th 222.5 121.1 high 184%
Collinsville Post Office 31.5 -0.4 34.5 18th 19.4 -0.6 15.8 29th 61.4 97.3 average 63%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.8 -0.7 29.8 4th 23.4 -0.8 20.9 12th 299.0 246.6 high 121%
Mackay Aero 28.8 -0.4 31.0 17th 21.8 -0.2 17.9 30th 386.8 245.4 high 158%
Mackay M.O 28.2 -0.4 31.1 2nd 22.1 -0.2 18.8 15th 387.8 278.0 high 139%
Proserpine Airport 29.4 -0.8 31.3 18th 21.7 +0.2 17.4 15th 322.0 209.0 high 154%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 26.6   29.3 17th 22.5   20.4 13th



Samuel Hill Aero 28.0 -1.1 31.0 17th 20.7 +0.1 17.5 15th 482.4 181.2 v high 266%
St Lawrence 29.9   33.6 17th 21.0   17.9 15th 95.6 130.0 average 74%
Williamson 29.4   32.2 17th 21.0   17.7 15th 133.6


Woolshed 27.7 +0.1 31.2 18th 19.2 -0.6 14.3 17th 152.4 155.5 high 98%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.4 -1.0 30.9 17th 22.0 -0.4 19.7 15th 314.4 111.3 v high 282%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 31.6 -0.3 34.8 18th 20.4 -0.5 17.4 31st 5.0 71.6 lowest 7%
Moranbah Airport 30.3   34.4 17th 18.8   14.2 30th 36.2


Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 30.2   34.5 17th 18.3   14.1 15th 42.6


Emerald Airport 30.3 -2.4 35.3 17th 19.2 -1.0 16.6 14th 37.0 55.7 average 66%
Lochington 31.2   35.5 25th 18.4   13.4 18th 80.2


Rolleston Airport 30.2   34.8 17th 18.2   14.4 15th 57.4


Springsure Comet St 29.7 -1.9 34.6 17th 18.2 -0.6 12.2 15th 51.4 69.7 average 74%
Tambo Post Office 32.6 +0.2 37.9 23rd 18.3 +0.8 11.1 18th 42.0 58.2 average 72%
Taroom Post Office 30.0 -1.6 34.5 25th 18.4 +0.3 13.9 15th 84.7 63.2 high 134%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 33.7 +0.5 37.8 25th 21.6 +0.8 18.0 12th 50.6 60.0 average 84%
Blackall Airport 33.8 +0.4 38.2 25th 19.7 0.0 15.7 14th 56.0 35.8 high 156%
Isisford Post Office 34.0 -0.2 38.2 24th 20.9 +0.6 16.6 18th 16.8 59.4 average 28%
Longreach Aero 34.1 -0.4 36.9 25th 20.2 0.0 16.9 14th 0.8 55.6 v low 1%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 38.5 +3.3 42.4 6th 23.5 +1.8 16.1 20th 25.6 54.9 average 47%
The Monument Airport 37.2 +2.1 40.6 5th 22.6 +1.1 16.6 19th 56.8 31.0 average 183%
Trepell Airport 37.8 +2.5 40.7 23rd 22.9 +1.7 16.3 19th 0 32.9 v low 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 39.0   42.2 6th 22.3   14.0 20th 7.4


Winton Airport 36.6 +1.5 39.9 23rd 22.2 +1.5 18.4 16th 6.4 52.4 low 12%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 37.6 +2.3 41.7 27th 22.3 +0.8 17.0 19th 29.6 27.2 high 109%
Birdsville Airport 36.6 +1.5 42.9 27th 22.6 +1.0 14.8 31st 25.0 40.6 high 62%
Boulia Airport 37.5 +2.1 41.0 23rd 23.9 +2.1 18.0 19th 8.0 36.7 average 22%
Windorah Post Office 35.6 +1.1 41.0 23rd 22.4 +1.3 15.5 18th 17.0 43.1 average 39%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 28.6 -0.5 31.9 17th 20.0 +0.1 16.9 29th 179.6 114.0 high 158%
Gayndah Airport 28.6 -2.4 33.6 17th 19.1 +0.6 14.5 14th 118.8 61.1 high 194%
Gladstone Airport 28.7 -1.1 31.9 17th 21.4 -0.3 18.4 14th 168.4 76.2 high 221%
Gladstone Radar 28.8 -1.4 32.2 17th 21.3 -0.2 18.9 14th 184.2 90.0 high 205%
Lady Elliot Island 27.6 -0.7 28.6 17th 23.1 -0.3 21.0 13th 58.4 125.8 low 46%
Monto Township 27.9 -2.0 32.5 17th 18.0 +0.8 14.5 14th 107.8 77.8 average 139%
Rockhampton Aero 28.8 -1.7 33.1 17th 21.2 +0.4 19.2 14th 209.6 101.0 high 208%
Rundle Island 26.2 -1.1 29.1 31st 22.7 -0.9 20.4 7th



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 27.9 -0.6 29.7 24th 21.3 -0.4 18.9 3rd 141.1 156.9 average 90%
Seventeen Seventy 26.8 -1.4 28.6 22nd 21.1 -0.3 17.8 20th 192.6 128.9 high 149%
Thangool Airport 28.8 -3.3 33.1 24th 17.6 -0.1 13.2 14th 99.1 61.2 high 162%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.4 -0.9 35.2 17th 18.2 +0.5 14.2 19th 96.6 82.8 average 117%
Archerfield Airport 28.6 0.0 34.1 17th 18.9 +0.6 14.6 19th 159.2 124.2 high 128%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.9   33.3 17th 17.8   13.3 14th 108.8


Beerburrum Forest Station 28.0 -0.4 35.1 17th 18.7 +0.3 15.3 14th 161.6 174.0 average 93%
Brisbane 28.4 -0.5 32.4 17th 19.9 +0.1 17.5 19th 170.6 101.4 high 168%
Brisbane Aero 27.3 -0.6 30.0 17th 19.7 +0.3 16.2 19th 179.6 99.5 high 181%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.3 +0.3 28.1 24th 21.1 -0.1 19.0 13th 68.0 177.6 low 38%
Coolangatta 27.6 +0.5 34.6 17th 19.9 +0.3 17.0 31st 231.8 175.0 average 132%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.2 +0.4 31.7 24th 21.6 -0.2 19.0 13th 70.2 162.8 low 43%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.8 +0.1 34.3 17th 20.8 +0.1 17.9 14th 217.2 109.7 v high 198%
Gympie 27.7 -1.6 32.7 17th 19.0 +0.9 15.4 14th 99.0 144.4 average 69%
Hervey Bay Airport 28.1 -0.8 31.0 17th 20.5 0.0 17.3 29th 99.2 131.7 average 75%
Jimna Forestry 24.5 -1.3 30.1 17th 16.4 +0.5 11.8 14th 65.2 87.2 average 75%
Kingaroy Airport 25.9 -2.1 31.7 17th 16.6 +0.8 12.0 14th 115.6 56.7 high 204%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.8 -0.5 35.3 17th 19.9 +1.0 16.2 14th 156.8 117.1 high 134%
Maleny Tamarind St 24.3 -0.8 31.0 17th 17.7 +0.5 14.6 14th 237.6 289.2 average 82%
Maryborough 28.6 -0.6 32.5 17th 19.7 +0.3 17.1 29th 103.4 157.9 average 65%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 27.4   33.4 17th 19.3   16.8 29th 212.2


Point Lookout 28.7 +0.3 31.1 17th 21.1 -0.7 19.2 15th 97.5 132.2 average 74%
Rainbow Beach 27.3 -0.5 29.6 17th      
86.6 141.2 average 61%
Redcliffe 27.1 -0.6 31.4 17th 20.3 -0.1 17.4 14th 161.4 122.3 average 132%
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.7 +0.1 32.5 17th 20.3 +0.4 16.3 14th 166.0 161.5 average 103%
Tewantin RSL Park 27.0 -0.4 30.9 17th 20.8 +0.2 17.6 14th 159.8 204.9 average 78%
Toolara (Kelly) 28.0 -1.4 32.8 17th 19.5 -0.2 17.1 20th 55.2 128.1 average 43%
University of Queensland Gatton 28.2 -1.3 34.4 17th 18.1 +0.8 13.8 19th 93.2 78.4 average 119%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 23.0 -0.9 28.0 24th 13.8 +0.6 8.9 14th 80.4 68.0 average 118%
Dalby Airport 28.2 -1.9 33.2 17th 16.8 +0.6 12.6 29th 82.2 51.7 high 159%
Goondiwindi Airport 29.3 -1.7 32.9 16th 17.7 +0.7 14.4 18th 160.4 57.9 highest 277%
Oakey Aero 26.8 -1.8 32.9 23rd 16.1 +0.5 11.0 14th 107.8 49.2 v high 219%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.4 -1.5 28.7 22nd 14.3 +0.5 9.0 14th 68.3 65.5 average 104%
Texas Post Office 29.3 -1.9 33.0 24th 16.8 +1.0 11.8 20th 104.5 56.0 high 187%
Toowoomba Airport 23.9 -2.1 29.3 23rd 16.0 -0.2 13.1 14th 113.0 66.0 high 171%
Warwick 26.2 -1.4 30.7 25th 15.5 +0.6 11.9 20th 64.2 60.3 average 106%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 29.5 -1.7 34.2 25th 17.8 +0.2 11.6 18th 85.8 53.5 average 160%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 29.6 -1.2 34.1 23rd 16.9 +0.6 9.7 18th 93.0 61.3 high 152%
Mitchell Post Office 31.4 +0.4 36.9 23rd 17.4 +0.7 8.8 18th 45.6 61.5 average 74%
Roma Airport 31.4 +0.2 36.0 23rd 16.7 -0.5 7.3 18th 54.0 53.6 average 101%
St George Airport 30.1 -1.7 35.7 23rd 18.3 -0.2 12.4 18th 72.2 49.1 high 147%
Surat 30.6 -1.2 35.3 25th 18.3 +0.5 13.3 13th 39.1 57.7 average 68%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 31.8 -0.2 37.4 23rd 18.5 +0.3 11.1 18th 20.4 49.3 average 41%
Charleville Aero 31.8 -0.2 37.7 25th 18.9 +0.2 13.3 18th 67.8 60.0 average 113%
Cunnamulla Post Office 32.7 +0.4 39.0 23rd 19.7 +0.9 13.0 18th 28.4 41.2 average 69%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 35.3 +1.2 40.3 27th 21.8 +0.6 14.4 18th 22.0 31.4 average 70%
Quilpie Airport 33.0 -0.4 38.5 24th 20.8 +0.3 14.4 18th 68.0 43.6 high 156%
Thargomindah Airport 32.7 -0.8 38.7 22nd 20.6 -0.6 14.5 29th 75.2 45.5 average 165%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 26.7 -0.8 28.0 1st 22.1 -0.7 19.7 12th 228.4 167.4 average 136%
Willis Island 29.5 -0.4 32.2 3rd 25.4 0.0 22.2 15th 241.2 204.6 high 118%

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 8 am on Tuesday 2 April 2013. 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.

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