Hottest September on record for Queensland

  • Exceptionally warm start to spring (see Special Climate Statement 46) --> Update due 1st October <--
  • Statewide area-averaged maximum temperature was the highest on record (4.12 C above the long term average of 28.67 C)
  • Statewide area-averaged mean temperature was the highest on record (3.12 C above the long term average of 21.11 C), and is the warmest mean temperature anomaly for any month in Queensland
  • Statewide area-averaged minimum temperature was the sixth warmest on record (2.12 C above the long term average of 13.56 C)
  • 121 site records broken across the state including:
  • Statewide area-averaged maximum temperature was the highest on record for the previous 12 month period, and the 2nd highest on record for the year to date (January to September)
  • Statewide area-averaged mean temperature was the highest on record for the previous 12 month period as well as the highest on record for year to date (January to September)
  • Statewide, the area-averaged rainfall was 4.07 mm, below the long term mean of 12.89 mm.
  • Around 30% of Queensland recorded its the hottest September day on record on the 26th


Temperature

Area-averaged across the state, the mean temperature was 3.12 C above the long term average of 21.11 C, making it the hottest September since records began in 1910.

The mean temperature is over 2 C warmer than last September, and the recent 12 month period (October 2012 to September 2013) is also the highest on record (24.37 C), exceeding the previous record set in 1997/1998 by 0.05 C. It is also the highest January to September on record (23.31 C) beating the previous record set in 1998 by 0.08 C .

39 sites in Queensland recorded their highest mean temperature on record.


Maximum temperature

Area-averaged across the state, the maximum temperature was 4.12 C above the long term average, exceeding the previous record by more than 1 C. It is over 2 C warmer than September, with the warmer than usual conditions extend into bordering states of New South Wales and South Australia, and the Northern Territory..

The hottest day was on the 26th, with Taroom Post Office reaching a maximum temperature of 41.4 C. 

A total of 67 maximum temperatures records were broken at Bureau weather stations all over the state.
30 stations had their highest September temperature on record and 37 sites had their highest September mean daily maximum temperature on record


Minimum temperature

Area-averaged across the state, the minimum temperature was the sixth warmest on record.

The coldest night was at Applethorpe with 0.4 C on the 21st, a vast contrast to its highest daily maximum of 31.6 C that occurred on the 26th. 

A total of 15 minimum temperature records were broken, with 9 sites had their warmest September night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record and 6 sites had their  highest September mean daily minimum temperature on record


Rainfall

Averaged over all of Queensland, the September rainfall was 4.07 mm, below the mean of 12.89 mm.

Only small parts in the far north received above average rainfall. Parts of the southern interior, central interior extending to the east coast, the central coast and adjacent inland and a large expanse over the northwest recorded below average rainfall.

The wettest overall was South Johnstone Exp Stn with 112.8 mm, and the highest daily rainfall total was at Tomewin - Tallowood with 61.0 mm on the 17th.


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Extremes in September 2013
Hottest day 41.4 C at Taroom Post Office on the 26th
Warmest days on average 37.5 C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 22.9 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 14.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 16th1
Coldest night 0.4 C at Applethorpe on the 21st
Coolest nights on average 6.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.0 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 28.6 C at Trepell Airport on the 16th2
Warmest on average overall 28.2 C at Normanton Airport
Coolest on average overall 14.9 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall112.8 mm at South Johnstone Exp Stn
Wettest day 61.0 mm at Tomewin - Tallowood on the 17th
Highest wind gust 87 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 16th

Maps

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rainfall
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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
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 highest September temperature

Highest temperature
in September 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for September
Years of
record
Average for
September
Richmond Post Office 40.2 on the 26th 40.1 on the 30th in 1988 120 32.3
Rockhampton Aero 37.2 on the 27th 37.1 on the 22nd in 1943 75 27.3
Charleville Aero 39.0 on the 25th 38.5 on the 30th in 1988 72 26.0
Cunnamulla Post Office 38.2 on the 25th 37.7 on the 24th in 2002 57 25.6
Tambo Post Office 39.0 on the 26th = 39.0 on the 30th in 1988 57 27.4
Taroom Post Office 41.4 on the 26th 38.7 on the 30th in 1988 57 26.7
Gladstone Radar 33.8 on the 11th = 33.8 on the 20th in 1989 56 26.5
Isisford Post Office 40.7 on the 26th 39.8 on the 29th in 1988 54 29.3
Barcaldine Post Office 40.1 on the 26th 39.0 on the 30th in 1988 52 28.7
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 32.2 on the 26th 30.2 on the 30th in 1977 51 19.6
Longreach Aero 40.8 on the 26th 40.6 on the 30th in 1988 48 30.2
Springsure Comet St 39.0 on the 26th 37.7 on the 27th in 1997 48 27.6
Surat 39.3 on the 26th 37.4 on the 25th in 2002 48 25.6
Injune Post Office 39.3 on the 26th 36.7 on the 21st in 2009 47 26.1
Mount Isa Aero 39.8 on the 25th = 39.8 on the 23rd in 2012 47 31.2
Windorah Post Office 40.7 on the 24th 40.2 on the 29th in 2000 47 28.5
Applethorpe 31.4 on the 26th 30.0 on the 23rd in 2003 45 18.9
Mitchell Post Office 39.3 on the 26th 38.0 on the 30th in 1988 44 25.7
Texas Post Office 36.7 on the 26th 35.8 on the 29th in 2000 44 24.4
Oakey Aero 37.4 on the 26th 34.8 on the 29th in 2000 41 23.8
Monto Township 38.0 on the 26th 37.3 on the 30th in 1988 40 26.2
Coolangatta 32.7 on the 11th = 32.7 on the 27th in 2003 26 23.2
Dalby Airport 38.4 on the 26th 35.8 on the 25th in 2003 22 25.4
Emerald Airport 39.9 on the 26th 37.7 on the 27th in 1997 22 28.9
Roma Airport 40.1 on the 26th 37.3 on the 25th in 2002 22 26.5
Thangool Airport 38.7 on the 27th 35.4 on the 27th in 1997 22 28.0
Goondiwindi Airport 38.6 on the 26th 36.9 on the 29th in 2000 21 25.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 34.2 on the 11th 33.4 on the 27th in 2003 21 25.0
Gladstone Airport 33.6 on the 12th 32.7 on the 23rd in 2009 20 25.9
Yeppoon The Esplanade 34.4 on the 12th 33.2 on the 26th in 1997 20 24.3



Record highest September mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for September 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for September
Years of
record
Average for
September
Cunnamulla Post Office 31.2 30.0 in 2000 106 25.6
Camooweal Township 36.3 35.3 in 2000 104 32.3
Bollon Mary St 31.0 30.3 in 2000 102 25.6
Isisford Post Office 33.8 32.8 in 1928 97 29.3
Barcaldine Post Office 33.2 31.9 in 1915 95 28.7
Mitchell Post Office 31.6 30.4 in 2000 93 25.7
Tambo Post Office 32.2 30.6 in 2000 81 27.4
Windorah Post Office 33.7 32.4 in 2000 78 28.5
Rockhampton Aero 31.3 30.4 in 2009 74 27.3
Lady Elliot Island 25.6 25.4 in 1995 73 23.7
Quilpie Airport 32.2 31.1 in 2000 72 27.0
Charleville Aero 31.9 30.1 in 2000 71 26.0
Surat 30.9 30.1 in 2000 65 25.6
Springsure Comet St 31.7 30.9 in 1980 63 27.6
Taroom Post Office 32.9 30.7 in 1980 59 26.7
Collinsville Post Office 32.4 31.7 in 2009 56 29.6
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.9 29.8 in 2003 55 28.0
Gladstone Radar 29.3 29.1 in 2009 55 26.5
Mackay M.O 27.9 27.4 in 2009 54 25.3
Longreach Aero 34.4 32.9 in 2003 47 30.2
Injune Post Office 31.6 30.5 in 1980 46 26.1
Mount Isa Aero 35.3 33.8 in 1983 46 31.2
Applethorpe 22.9 = 22.9 in 2000 44 18.9
Texas Post Office 28.6 28.2 in 1980 43 24.4
Oakey Aero 28.0 27.6 in 2000 40 23.8
Monto Township 30.7 30.1 in 1980 39 26.2
Bundaberg Aero 28.5 27.2 in 2003 35 25.4
Mackay Aero 28.8 28.1 in 2009 27 25.7
Coolangatta 25.6 24.8 in 2009 25 23.2
Proserpine Airport 30.9 = 30.9 in 1996 23 28.4
Dalby Airport 29.0 28.4 in 2000 21 25.4
Emerald Airport 32.8 30.7 in 2009 21 28.9
Rainbow Beach 26.3 25.9 in 2003 21 24.1
Roma Airport 31.8 29.6 in 2000 21 26.5
Thangool Airport 31.5 30.1 in 2009 21 28.0
Charters Towers Airport 33.0 31.7 in 2002 20 30.1
Goondiwindi Airport 29.7 28.9 in 2000 20 25.3




Record highest September daily minimum temperature

Highest daily minimum
temperature
in September 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for September
Years of
record
Average for
September
Tambo Post Office 25.5 on the 30th 23.3 on the 12th in 1996 57 9.0
Taroom Post Office 21.0 on the 28th 20.5 on the 22nd in 2009 57 10.4
Barcaldine Post Office 24.8 on the 28th 23.4 on the 25th in 2003 52 13.3
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.1 on the 30th = 21.1 on the 26th in 1958 52 16.6
Seventeen Seventy 22.1 on the 27th 21.8 on the 17th in 2001 25 17.0
Emerald Airport 22.2 on the 28th 21.9 on the 8th in 1992 22 13.5
Thangool Airport 20.3 on the 28th 19.6 on the 30th in 1996 22 9.8
Gladstone Airport 22.1 on the 28th = 22.1 on the 29th in 2010 20 15.5
Sunshine Coast Airport 20.8 on the 30th 20.0 on the 22nd in 1998 20 12.9



Record highest September mean daily minimum temperature

Mean daily minimum
temperature
for September 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for September
Years of
record
Average for
September
Boulia Airport 18.1 17.2 in 1998 118 13.6
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 18.4 18.0 in 1947 100 15.9
Windorah Post Office 15.7 15.5 in 1998 78 12.1
Double Island Point Lighthouse 18.9 18.2 in 2010 70 16.6
Gladstone Radar 18.5 18.3 in 2010 55 16.5
Seventeen Seventy 18.8 18.3 in 1998 24 17.0




Record highest September mean temperature

Mean daily
temperature
for September 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for September
Years of
record
Average for
September
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.3 21.4 in 2000 106 18.1
Camooweal Township 27.9 27.3 in 1915 104 23.7
Bollon Mary St 21.3 20.8 in 2000 100 17.4
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.0 20.5 in 2009 100 18.7
Isisford Post Office 24.2 23.8 in 1915 96 20.7
Barcaldine Post Office 24.7 23.8 in 1915 95 21.0
Mitchell Post Office 20.7 20.5 in 1915 93 16.6
Tambo Post Office 21.9 20.9 in 2005 81 18.2
Windorah Post Office 24.7 23.3 in 2000 78 20.3
Rockhampton Aero 23.9 22.8 in 2009 74 20.5
Amberley AMO 19.8 19.4 in 2000 72 17.5
Lady Elliot Island 22.7 22.6 in 2009 72 21.2
Quilpie Airport 22.7 22.3 in 2000 72 19.4
Charleville Aero 22.0 21.0 in 2000 71 18.0
Double Island Point Lighthouse 22.5 22.1 in 2003 70 19.6
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.0 = 15.0 in 1998 68 12.3
Surat 21.0 20.2 in 2000 65 17.5
Springsure Comet St 22.4 21.8 in 2003 63 19.4
Taroom Post Office 23.0 21.0 in 2000 59 18.5
Gladstone Radar 23.9 23.5 in 2009 55 21.5
Mackay M.O 23.2 23.0 in 1992 54 21.0
Longreach Aero 24.8 23.8 in 1983 47 21.4
Injune Post Office 21.0 19.7 in 2005 46 17.1
Applethorpe 14.9 = 14.9 in 2000 44 12.4
Oakey Aero 18.0 17.5 in 2008 40 15.5
Monto Township 21.2 19.9 in 1983 39 17.9
Archerfield Airport 20.4 19.8 in 2003 38 18.1
Bundaberg Aero 21.8 20.9 in 2003 35 19.5
Mackay Aero 22.6 = 22.6 in 2010 27 20.2
Coolangatta 19.8 19.6 in 2010 25 18.2
Seventeen Seventy 21.9 21.8 in 2009 24 20.6
Dalby Airport 19.1 18.9 in 2000 21 17.1
Emerald Airport 23.5 22.7 in 2003 21 21.2
Gold Coast Seaway 21.0 20.3 in 2010 21 19.3
Roma Airport 21.3 19.8 in 2005 21 17.9
Thangool Airport 21.0 20.6 in 2009 21 18.9
Charters Towers Airport 24.2 = 24.2 in 2010 20 22.7
Goondiwindi Airport 20.1 20.0 in 2000 20 17.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 20.4 19.9 in 2003 20 18.7





Summary statistics for September 2013

Maximum temperatures
for September
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for September
(C)
Rainfall
for September
(millimetres)
Mean for
September
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
September
2013
Mean for
September
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
September
2013
Total for
September
2013
Average
for
September
Rank of
September
2013
Fraction of
September
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.1 +1.4 33.7 23rd 24.0 -0.2 22.2 7th 7.2 8.1 average 89%
Coen Airport 32.3 +0.6 37.7 22nd 18.0 -0.8 13.2 26th 1.0 1.0 average 100%
Horn Island 30.3 +0.2 31.5 16th 23.6 -0.2 20.4 22nd 8.2 6.4 high 128%
Scherger RAAF 34.2   38.4 21st 20.2   16.5 26th 0.2


Weipa Aero 34.4 0.0 36.9 21st 20.3 +0.5 17.3 3rd 0.2 1.4 average 14%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.5 +0.5 31.0 22nd 20.3 -0.2 15.1 26th 14.6 15.7 average 93%
Palmerville 34.5 +0.9 37.6 20th 16.4 -0.1 11.9 2nd 0.2 8.6 average 2%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.7 +1.3 39.5 21st 18.9 +0.3 16.2 23rd 0.2 1.0 average 20%
Century Mine 37.5 +2.4 40.9 26th 16.9 -0.6 12.5 23rd 0 3.3 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 36.1 +3.0 40.3 27th 17.9 +1.4 11.6 23rd 0 6.3 lowest 0%
Croydon Township 35.5 +1.2 38.0 13th 20.4 +1.2 14.4 22nd 0 5.5 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 36.9 +3.0 41.3 26th 15.0 +0.5 9.3 21st 0 2.6 v low 0%
Kowanyama Airport 35.6 +1.0 38.7 22nd 19.5 +0.5 15.0 22nd 0 2.6 lowest 0%
Lake Julius AWS 36.2   40.3 26th 19.5   14.8 1st 0


Mornington Island 32.1 +1.8 35.8 23rd 21.3 +0.7 18.2 6th 0 1.3 lowest 0%
Mount Isa Aero 35.3 +4.1 39.8 25th 14.3 +0.1 7.5 23rd 0 6.6 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 35.5 +0.8 39.0 21st 20.9 +0.8 17.6 23rd 0 7.7 v low 0%
Sweers Island 30.4 +0.8 34.5 20th 23.1 +1.2 19.1 8th 0 6.4 v low 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 34.7 +1.2 38.6 26th 16.6 -0.5 11.6 6th 0 6.1 v low 0%
Hughenden Airport 35.0 +2.8 39.8 26th 15.2 -0.2 8.2 21st 0.4 9.0 average 4%
Richmond Airport 35.9 +2.7 40.4 26th 15.3 +0.4 8.7 22nd 0 3.6 v low 0%
Richmond Post Office 35.5 +3.2 40.2 26th 16.0 +2.1 9.4 22nd 0.3 6.4 average 5%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 28.5 +0.4 30.5 30th 18.4 -0.3 15.4 13th 46.6 33.8 average 138%
Cairns Racecourse 28.6   30.6 28th 17.9   14.6 13th 48.8


Cape Flattery 29.2 +0.2 30.7 17th 21.4 -0.9 17.6 20th 6.6 7.5 average 88%
Cooktown Airport 28.9 +0.1 30.8 30th 19.8 -1.1 15.7 25th 21.4 8.2 high 261%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.1 +0.6 31.9 19th 21.7 -0.2 19.3 6th 27.4 36.9 average 74%
Mareeba Airport 29.4 +0.7 33.8 17th 15.1 -0.3 12.2 26th 7.8 4.4 high 177%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cape Ferguson NTC AWS 25.1   27.8 18th 21.0   18.3 6th



Cardwell Marine Pde 26.9 -0.7 28.8 18th 18.5 +2.2 15.4 7th 25.2 38.7 average 65%
Ingham Composite 30.1 +1.7 34.0 18th 15.1 -1.0 12.5 1st 9.3 40.1 average 23%
Innisfail 27.1 +0.4 28.7 30th 18.6 +1.6 16.1 13th 83.4 86.5 average 96%
Lucinda Point 25.3 -0.6 27.7 18th 21.0 +0.1 18.6 6th 1.2 26.6 low 5%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.2 +1.2 30.8 18th 17.7 +1.0 14.6 13th 112.8 85.1 high 133%
Townsville Aero 29.2 +1.5 32.3 12th 18.5 +1.1 14.6 9th 0.6 10.5 low 6%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.1 0.0 28.8 18th 20.0 +1.1 15.4 9th 1.2 16.2 low 7%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.9 +1.9 33.3 20th 16.7 +1.7 13.7 2nd 0.6 10.4 average 6%
Bowen Airport 28.1 +0.7 31.1 12th 17.7 +1.2 13.1 9th 0.8 11.0 average 7%
Collinsville Post Office 32.4 +2.8 36.5 26th 15.4 +1.8 10.6 2nd 11.6 11.4 average 102%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.5 +1.3 30.0 28th 20.7 +0.7 17.7 4th 7.0 27.2 average 26%
Mackay Aero 28.8 +3.1 32.6 12th 16.5 +1.9 13.7 2nd 4.6 25.9 low 18%
Mackay M.O 27.9 +2.6 31.2 20th 18.5 +1.8 15.5 9th 5.6 19.5 average 29%
Proserpine Airport 30.9 +2.5 36.2 20th 15.4 +1.0 11.6 9th 7.6 18.9 average 40%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 24.5   29.2 12th 19.4   16.1 9th



Samuel Hill Aero 27.9 +1.9 33.4 20th 14.9 +2.8 9.7 1st 6.2 45.1 v low 14%
St Lawrence 29.1 +2.3 33.8 20th 15.2 +0.3 9.4 8th 2.0 25.2 low 8%
Williamson 29.2   35.3 20th 15.9   8.2 8th 0.6 21.6 low 3%
Woolshed 27.6 +2.0 32.7 20th 16.3 +1.1 12.8 2nd 0.8 17.3 low 5%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.4 +2.1 34.4 12th 16.9 +1.3 13.7 9th 1.8 33.4 low 5%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 33.0 +2.9 37.3 26th 15.3 +0.1 12.4 7th 0 11.0 lowest 0%
Moranbah Airport 33.2   39.5 26th 13.5   8.2 8th 0.2


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 33.0   40.5 26th 13.6   9.0 18th 4.8


Clermont Airport 32.4   39.0 26th 12.6   5.7 7th 0


Emerald Airport 32.8 +3.9 39.9 26th 14.2 +0.7 9.8 5th 0.8 27.9 low 3%
Lochington 33.1   40.0 26th 12.1   7.2 8th 6.2


Rolleston Airport 32.9   40.7 26th 12.2   6.8 7th 0.8


Springsure Comet St 31.7 +4.1 39.0 26th 13.0 +1.8 8.6 6th 5.6 29.7 average 19%
Tambo Post Office 32.2 +4.8 39.0 26th 11.7 +2.7 5.0 18th 6.0 21.1 average 28%
Taroom Post Office 32.9 +6.2 41.4 26th 13.0 +2.6 5.8 21st 4.0 31.7 low 13%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 33.2 +4.5 40.1 26th 16.3 +3.0 9.3 18th 0.8 15.9 low 5%
Blackall Airport 33.4 +4.1 40.2 26th 13.3 +0.9 5.3 18th 0.8 24.4 low 3%
Isisford Post Office 33.8 +4.5 40.7 26th 14.7 +2.6 7.4 18th 1.4 15.1 average 9%
Longreach Aero 34.4 +4.2 40.8 26th 15.2 +2.7 8.2 18th 0 10.5 lowest 0%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.3 +4.0 39.9 25th 19.4 +4.2 14.0 7th 0 5.8 lowest 0%
New May Downs 34.9   39.6 25th 19.2   15.0 10th 0


The Monument Airport 34.7 +3.1 40.4 25th 16.9 +2.7 10.5 20th 0 5.3 v low 0%
Trepell Airport 35.1 +3.2 40.9 25th 16.9 +2.3 11.5 6th 2.4 3.6 average 67%
Urandangi Aerodrome 35.8   40.9 25th 15.7   9.1 6th 0.8


Winton Airport 34.6 +2.5 39.5 15th 15.8 +1.5 10.2 21st 0 10.9 v low 0%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 33.8 +3.9 41.1 25th 15.5 +1.9 9.6 19th 1.8 6.8 average 26%
Boulia Airport     40.3 24th 18.1 +4.5 13.5 21st 0 7.4 lowest 0%
Windorah Post Office 33.7 +5.2 40.7 24th 15.7 +3.6 9.6 20th 0 10.5 lowest 0%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 28.5 +3.1 32.0 20th 15.1 +1.4 9.6 8th 3.0 36.8 low 8%
Gayndah Airport 31.5 +3.9 38.8 26th 12.8 +1.4 7.5 6th 8.0 33.9 low 24%
Gladstone Airport 28.4 +2.5 33.6 12th 17.3 +1.8 12.2 9th 1.0 29.6 low 3%
Gladstone Radar 29.3 +2.8 33.8 11th 18.5 +2.0 15.0 8th 0.2 26.9 v low 1%
Lady Elliot Island 25.6 +1.9 28.0 30th 19.8 +1.0 14.9 21st 12.8 38.8 low 33%
Monto Township 30.7 +4.5 38.0 26th 11.3 +1.7 5.8 7th 0 24.4 lowest 0%
Rockhampton Aero 31.3 +4.0 37.2 27th 16.5 +2.8 12.6 8th 5.2 24.0 average 22%
Rundle Island 23.9 +0.9 26.9 28th 20.5 +1.3 16.8 4th



Seventeen Seventy 25.4 +1.3 27.7 29th 18.8 +1.8 14.9 4th 5.0 37.1 low 13%
Thangool Airport 31.5 +3.5 38.7 27th 10.5 +0.7 5.2 7th 8.8 25.1 average 35%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.9 +3.4 34.7 19th 10.4 +0.9 4.6 6th 21.0 33.3 average 63%
Archerfield Airport 27.9 +2.8 33.4 11th 12.8 +1.8 7.3 6th 19.0 35.5 average 54%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.9   33.3 26th 10.3   4.6 21st 38.6


Beerburrum Forest Station 27.3 +1.3 34.0 11th 13.3 +1.3 8.2 7th 35.0 46.8 average 75%
Brisbane 27.2 +1.6 32.8 24th 14.9 +1.2 10.9 21st 13.2 28.8 low 46%
Brisbane Aero 25.5 +1.3 29.3 25th 14.3 +1.6 10.6 6th 26.6 32.6 average 82%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.6 +2.2 26.4 29th 18.4 +2.5 16.1 7th 44.2 65.0 average 68%
Coolangatta 25.6 +2.4 32.7 11th 14.1 +0.8 9.2 21st 41.8 39.8 average 105%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.0 +3.4 31.0 25th 18.9 +2.3 16.8 11th 3.4 50.6 v low 7%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.8 +2.0 31.4 11th 16.2 +1.4 12.7 21st 37.2 43.4 average 86%
Gympie 28.3 +2.3 34.9 26th 12.9 +2.7 6.3 6th 17.8 45.6 low 39%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.4 +1.7 30.0 20th 15.9 +1.7 8.3 8th 4.6 38.2 low 12%
Jimna Forestry 25.3 +2.0 32.8 26th 10.2 +1.2 3.5 6th 49.8 33.1 high 150%
Kingaroy Airport 27.7 +2.9 35.9 26th 8.8 +0.8 1.9 6th 41.2 31.1 high 132%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.8 +1.8 34.2 11th 14.0 +1.6 9.5 6th 18.6 43.4 low 43%
Maleny Tamarind St 24.7 +2.0 31.0 26th 14.3 +1.9 9.8 5th 38.8 64.0 average 61%
Maryborough 28.3 +2.7 32.8 25th 14.1 +2.0 7.9 21st 9.8 42.8 low 23%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 27.0   33.7 26th 14.7   9.8 6th 48.0


Point Lookout 25.8 +2.0 29.9 25th 17.7 +1.1 14.0 16th 27.2 58.7 average 46%
Rainbow Beach 26.3 +2.2 31.8 25th      
18.0 63.9 low 28%
Redcliffe 25.3 +1.3 30.7 24th 15.6 +1.3 11.6 6th 28.6 43.6 average 66%
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.3 +2.2 31.1 11th 14.5 +1.6 8.0 6th 49.6 55.5 average 89%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.0 +1.8 30.8 29th 16.3 +1.9 11.3 9th 26.0 59.4 low 44%
Toolara (Kelly) 28.4 +1.8 34.5 25th 16.0 +1.4 12.7 6th 4.0 54.9 v low 7%
University of Queensland Gatton 29.3 +3.8 34.8 26th 10.7 +1.2 6.3 19th 17.4 35.1 average 50%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 22.9 +4.0 31.4 26th 6.8 +1.0 0.4 21st 46.6 43.4 average 107%
Dalby Airport 29.0 +3.6 38.4 26th 9.2 +0.4 3.3 5th 26.0 30.4 average 86%
Goondiwindi Airport 29.7 +4.4 38.6 26th 10.4 +1.0 5.2 21st 18.6 32.8 average 57%
Oakey Aero 28.0 +4.2 37.4 26th 7.9 +0.7 1.8 21st 12.0 31.1 average 39%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.6 +4.0 32.2 26th 6.4 +1.3 1.0 21st 38.3 51.7 average 74%
Texas Post Office 28.6 +4.2 36.7 26th 8.9 +1.1 4.1 22nd 22.0 40.0 average 55%
Toowoomba Airport 24.9 +2.7 34.4 26th 12.5 +2.0 8.4 6th 16.8 36.4 low 46%
Warwick 26.2 +2.7 35.1 26th 7.5 +0.4 1.4 23rd 30.4 35.8 average 85%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 31.0 +4.5 39.9 26th 10.6 +0.4 3.7 22nd 1.6 21.1 low 8%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 31.6 +5.5 39.3 26th 10.5 +2.4 3.8 6th 1.0 26.0 low 4%
Mitchell Post Office 31.6 +5.9 39.3 26th 9.7 +2.2 3.6 21st 3.0 26.6 low 11%
Roma Airport 31.8 +5.3 40.1 26th 10.8 +1.4 3.8 21st 1.6 24.7 low 6%
St George Airport 30.5 +4.0 39.2 26th 11.7 +1.0 6.2 21st 10.6 26.5 average 40%
Surat 30.9 +5.3 39.3 26th 11.2 +1.8 5.5 22nd 2.0 29.1 low 7%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 31.0 +5.4 38.1 25th 11.5 +2.2 5.7 21st 5.5 24.5 low 22%
Charleville Aero 31.9 +5.9 39.0 25th 12.2 +2.3 5.9 20th 4.6 23.5 low 20%
Cunnamulla Post Office 31.2 +5.6 38.2 25th 13.4 +2.7 9.1 22nd 2.8 18.3 low 15%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 32.6 +4.4 39.0 24th 15.9 +2.7 11.4 17th 5.0 9.7 average 52%
Quilpie Airport 32.2 +5.2 39.8 24th 13.5 +1.8 8.3 18th 2.5 14.0 average 18%
Thargomindah Airport 32.0 +4.2 37.5 25th 13.5 +0.7 8.9 20th 5.0 9.5 average 53%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.1 +1.6 29.0 20th 19.1 +0.8 16.4 4th 4.0 32.9 average 12%
Willis Island 27.6 +0.3 29.3 21st 23.0 +0.4 19.8 7th 10.0 16.8 average 60%

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 Tuesday 1 October 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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