Queensland in November 2013:Wet end and warm nights in the north, warm days in the south and west

  • 16 rainfall records, including Bowen which ended the month with the highest daily rainfall for Queensland, and Boulia receiving no rainfall (both were records);
  • Area averaged rainfall across the state was 61.19 mm (33.6 %) above the mean of 45.80 mm
  • Severe thunderstorms in:
    •  the greater southeast for ten days of November (between the 10th - 18th, 23rd -24th), and
    • the state for twenty-four days of November,
  • Monsoon like conditions arrived in the tropical north (18-24th)
  • Bush fires early in the month (near Bribie Island and Coomera)
  • 3 temperature records broken
  • Area-averaged:
    • maximum temperature was 34.88 C, an anomaly 0.74 C above the long term mean of 34.14 C;
    • minimum temperature was 20.54 C, an anomaly 0.43 C above the long term mean of 20.11 C
    • mean temperature was 27.71 C, an anomaly 0.58 C above the long term mean of 27.13 C


Rainfall

Isolated thunderstorms during the month produced some locally heavy falls in the far north, the Gulf Country, Central Highlands, North Tropical and Central Coasts.  Some relief from the extended period of dry conditions - with much of Cape York Peninsula, the Gulf Country, and parts of the Central and Capricorn Coasts, and isolated parts of the Central Highlands receiving two to three times the monthly average.

Most of the east coast north of about Gladstone recorded average or above average falls for the month of November.  Some locally moderate to heavy daily falls recorded in the central coast. Extremes included a new record of 267.4 mm at Bowen and 203.5 mm at Hamilton Island (both to 9am on the 23rd).  These stations, as well as six others, recorded their highest November daily rainfall on record.

An active month of thunderstorms, with at least one thunderstorm per day being observed somewhere in Queensland.  Though this is not unusual for November (last year, the only day in the state to not observe a thunderstorm was the 15th November), it has been more active than the previous two months.

Severe thunderstorms were observed or recorded in Queensland for 24 out of 30 days (the days were a severe thunderstorm did not occur was the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 19th and 28th). In the greater southeast Queensland area (including Gold and Sunshine coasts, the Scenic Rim, Wide Bay and Burnett districts), 10 days of the month reported or observed severe thunderstorms.

The wettest overall was observed at Whyanbeel Valley with 473.6 mm, then at Mossman South Alchera Drive with 385.4 mm. Seven stations recorded their highest total November rainfall on record. In contrast, Boulia in the far west had its lowest total November rainfall on record


Temperature

Area-averaged across the state, the mean temperature (maximum + minimum / 2) was 27.71 C, an anomaly of 0.58 C above the long term mean of 27.13 C. Most of the state was within 1 C of the long term average, however it was slightly above average over a large expanse of the southwest and extending into the southern interior and into parts of the central interior.  Due to the rainfall and thunderstorm activity during the month, most of the northern Gulf Country, and parts of the Central Highlands were up to 1  C cooler than average.

The warmest on average was Century Mine with 31.4 C, and the coolest on average was Applethorpe with 18.6 C.

Maximum temperature

Area-averaged across the state, it was warmer than usual with a maximum temperature of 34.88 C, or 0.74 C above the long term mean of 34.14 C.

However, the north had cooler than average daytime temperatures while the south had warmer than average daytime temperatures. Central parts experienced average daytime temperatures. The southern half of the state was up to 2 C above average, in contrast to the tropical north of the state, where it was up to 3  C below average.

The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 45.2 C on the 28th.  Sandy Cape Lighthouse had its highest November temperature on record.

Minimum temperature

Area-averaged across the state, it was warmer than usual with a minimum temperature of 20.54 C, or 0.43 C above the long term mean of 20.11 C

The majority of Queensland recorded within 1 C of the long term average, with milder conditions in the Gulf Country and along the Central and Capricornia coasts, Wide Bay, and small elevated areas of the Maranoa and Warrego. The northern interior, small parts of the northwest and the far northern parts of the Peninsula were slightly warmer than average.

The coldest night was at Applethorpe with 6.4 C on the 2nd, in contrast to the warmest night at Windorah Post Office with 29.5 C on the 28th. Mackay Aero and Weipa had their warmest November night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.

Severe Thunderstorms

Reports and observations of severe thunderstorms for the month (thunderstorms can be very isolated, and not all reports are received by the Bureau)

1st:  Reports of trees down and roof damage to a house in Springsure due to the passage of a thunderstorm early in the morning, along with reports of 'golf-ball' sized hail observed at Crinum Mine (north of Emerald);
8th: Wind gusts of 96 km/hr were recorded at The Monument (northwest Queensland);
10th: Reports of 'golf-ball' sized hail at Marsden at approximately 2:10 pm; hail with a diameter of 2 - 4 cm reported from Kingston and Loganlea;
11th: Reports of 'golf-ball' sized hail west of Stanthorpe at approximately 7 pm;
13th: Reports of hail 3 - 4 cm in diameter at Gatton; 'golf-ball' sized hail observed at Ramsay; 2 - 3 cm sized hail at Toowoomba;
14th: Reports of hail 2 cm in diameter from Moonie and Laidley areas;
15th: Report of 'golf-ball' sized hail at Gympie, and also at Glenwood (west of Hervey Bay);
16th: Various reports of large hail with diameter of:
- 3-5 cm at Greenbank, Jimboomba, Rainbow Beach, Maleny, Mooloolah;
- 6-8 cm (or approximately 'Tennis ball-sized' and 'cricket ball-sized') at Marcoola, Maroochydore, Maleny, Mooloolah Valley, Buderim, Munruben; and;
- 9 cm (or approximately 'softball-sized') at Mooloolah Valley and Mudjimba;
18th: Reports of hails larger than 2cm in diameter at: Upper Coomera, Bowen Hills, Albion, Bridgeman Downs, Samford Valley, Canungra, Oxenford, Coomera, Beaudesert, and Yandina;
20th: Swath of trees and shrubs knocked down over a 1 km stretch between Camooweal and Mt Isa;
21st: Report of roof completely removed due at Callide (15 km north of Biloela);
23rd: 220 mm of rainfall in 70 minutes recorded at Bowen; reports of hail 2 cm in diameter from Inglewood; Leichardt (near Ipswich), and at Thane (near Warwick) along with a wind gust of 92 km/hr at Amberley and multiple reports of damage to or lose of roofs near and west of Ipswich;
24th: Wind gust of 107 km/hr recorded at Sunshine Coast Airport; reports of hail from 2 - 6 cm in diameter from Spring Hill, Wynnum West, Hemmant, Oxley, Daisy Hill, and Coomera areas;
25th: Trees knocked down around the Barnaraby area (near Gladstone);
26th: Reports of house damage at Ubobo, two rooves lost in Mt Larcom and a damage to the school in Ambrose.

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Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Roma Airport with 107 km/h on the 12th and at Sunshine Coast Airport on the 24th.

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Extremes in November 2013
Hottest day 45.2 C at Birdsville Airport on the 28th4
Warmest days on average 39.1 C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 25.6 C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 18.2 C at Applethorpe on the 30th
Coldest night 6.4 C at Applethorpe on the 2nd and the 7th 
Coolest nights on average 11.1 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 25.9 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 29.5 C at Windorah Post Office on the 28th
Warmest on average overall 31.4 C at Century Mine
Coolest on average overall 18.6 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 473.6 mm at Whyanbeel Valley
Wettest day 267.4 mm at Bowen Airport on the 23rd
Highest wind gust 107 km/h at Roma Airport on the 12th and at the Sunshine Coast Airport on the 24th

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
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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 November daily rainfall

Highest daily rainfall
in November 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for November
Years of
record
Thangool Airport 67.0 on the 15th 64.0 on the 14th in 1947 83
Lucinda Point 132.0 on the 2nd 116.4 on the 14th in 2010 30
Albro Station 142.0 on the 6th 76.0 on the 15th in 2001 28
Bowen Airport 267.4 on the 23rd 126.2 on the 19th in 2010 27
Hamilton Island 203.5 on the 23rd 145.0 on the 17th in 1991 26
Mt Pleasant Station 61.4 on the 29th 55.0 on the 15th in 1991 23
Emerald Airport 56.8 on the 1st 43.6 on the 21st in 1996 22
Crystal Brook 66.0 on the 23rd 63.2 on the 1st in 1998 21



Record highest total November rainfall

Total rainfall
for November 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Bauhinia Downs Store 173.8 166.7 in 1917 116 61.7
Laura Post Office 331.7 298.8 in 1989 111 60.0
Jambin Post Office 219.2 208.5 in 1934 86 73.3
Thangool Airport 214.0 167.5 in 2000 83 76.2
Mount Kroombit 184.2 163.4 in 1961 58 74.1
Albro Station 199.0 187.5 in 1999 33 55.8
Hazeldean 172.6 121.6 in 2000 20 76.3


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




Record lowest total November rainfall

Total rainfall
for November 2013 (mm)
Previous driest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Boulia Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 1990 127 21.4


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




Record highest November temperature

Highest temperature
in November 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 34.5 on the 29th 33.8 on the 21st in 1971 54 27.6



Record highest November daily minimum temperature

Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Mackay Aero 25.8 on the 22nd = 25.8 on the 25th in 2011 28 20.4
Weipa Aero 27.0 on the 13th 26.9 on the 24th in 2008 22 23.5



Summary statistics for November 2013

Maximum temperatures
for November
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2013
Mean for
November
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2013
Total for
November
2013
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2013
Fraction of
November
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.1 +0.2 35.1 14th 25.9 +0.5 24.4 25th 43.0 62.2 average 69%
Coen Airport 34.3 -0.2 38.2 18th 22.8 +0.2 17.9 1st 252.8 43.0 v high 588%
Horn Island 32.2 +0.3 33.3 27th 25.8 +0.1 24.2 24th 54.8 49.5 average 111%
Scherger RAAF 35.1   38.2 11th 23.8   20.7 1st 166.6


Weipa Aero 34.9 -0.7 37.9 9th 24.0 +0.5 21.2 5th 170.2 112.3 high 152%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 32.3 +0.5 35.7 27th 24.4 +1.4 20.0 1st 103.6 72.7 high 143%
Palmerville 35.1 -1.0 38.9 9th 21.8 +0.5 15.6 4th 162.4 62.7 v high 259%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.7 -0.7 42.0 15th 23.5 -0.5 16.9 2nd 106.4 42.6 high 250%
Century Mine 39.1 +0.3 42.7 16th 23.7 +0.1 17.8 16th 8.2 42.0 low 20%
Cloncurry Airport 38.0 +0.3 41.8 16th 23.9 +0.9 19.0 15th 50.8 33.6 high 151%
Croydon Township 36.9 -1.1 40.5 17th 24.3 -0.1 20.2 15th 50.2 44.7 average 112%
Julia Creek Airport 39.0 +0.3 42.5 16th 21.6 0.0 14.2 15th 53.8 26.3 high 205%
Kowanyama Airport 35.5 -0.7 39.0 8th 24.2 +0.2 19.7 5th 154.8 57.5 v high 269%
Lake Julius AWS 37.8   41.1 16th 24.6   19.9 2nd 31.2


Mornington Island Airport 32.8   36.4 14th 25.6   22.8 29th 230.0


Mount Isa Aero 37.6 +1.2 40.4 16th 22.0 +0.6 15.4 16th 11.8 38.4 average 31%
Normanton Airport 35.8 -1.3 41.7 14th 24.6 -0.7 20.8 18th 143.0 47.0 v high 304%
Sweers Island 33.1 -0.2 36.4 15th 25.8 -0.8 21.9 2nd 158.0 71.0 v high 223%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.7 -0.8 39.6 5th 22.7 0.0 18.0 15th 129.6 73.2 high 177%
Hughenden Airport 37.7 +1.5 40.3 26th     14.7 1st 25.8 51.4 average 50%
Richmond Airport 38.2 +0.9 42.0 16th 22.0 +0.6 12.7 15th 79.2 53.1 average 149%
Richmond Post Office 37.9 +0.4 41.3 16th 22.5 +1.6 15.6 1st 77.4 31.3 high 247%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.5 -0.1 32.5 27th 22.9 +0.6 18.9 5th 170.4 94.9 high 180%
Cairns Racecourse 31.1   33.1 19th 22.3   16.8 5th 147.8


Cape Flattery 31.7 0.0 34.1 30th 24.4 +0.2 22.5 18th 84.2 35.9 high 235%
Cooktown Airport 32.3 +0.8 36.5 26th 24.3 +0.5 21.7 17th 93.8 72.7 high 129%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.0 +0.3 34.7 17th 24.5 0.0 22.3 8th 101.0 91.2 average 111%
Mareeba Airport 31.2 -0.3 34.7 26th 19.9 +0.7 14.5 5th 155.4 53.9 v high 288%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cape Ferguson NTC AWS 27.7   29.9 25th 24.2   20.4 6th



Cardwell Marine Pde 29.5 -1.1 32.8 26th 22.4 +1.4 16.8 10th 88.8 117.1 average 76%
Ingham Composite 32.0 +0.3 35.6 26th 21.1 +0.4 16.0 9th 144.6 125.2 high 115%
Innisfail 29.8 +0.1 32.1 27th 22.3 +1.5 18.3 5th 191.0 159.9 high 119%
Lucinda Point 28.5 +0.1 30.6 19th 24.3 +0.2 21.2 2nd 208.8 85.5 high 244%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.3 -0.2 32.8 26th 21.5 +0.9 16.9 5th 150.0 149.2 average 101%
Townsville Aero 30.6 -0.1 33.6 26th 23.2 +0.3 18.3 4th 136.0 59.9 v high 227%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 29.7 -0.1 31.3 26th 23.7 +0.2 18.5 4th 53.6 73.2 average 73%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.2 +0.1 34.4 26th 21.5 +0.9 16.3 4th 81.8 47.4 high 173%
Bowen Airport 30.4 0.0 32.5 26th 22.2 +0.1 17.0 9th 296.5 53.7 v high 552%
Collinsville Post Office 33.9 +0.5 38.0 27th 19.9 0.0 14.4 9th 76.4 51.6 high 148%
Hamilton Island Airport 29.0 +0.6 31.7 21st 23.3 +0.2 19.7 17th 322.4 111.2 high 290%
Mackay Aero 30.4 +1.0 34.3 26th 20.7 +0.3 15.1 10th 88.8 81.4 average 109%
Mackay M.O 30.1 +0.9 34.1 26th 21.6 -0.2 17.1 10th 138.6 95.8 high 145%
Proserpine Airport 31.9 +0.4 35.5 26th 19.7 -0.1 13.4 9th 53.6 88.7 average 60%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 26.9   32.9 20th 22.0   18.9 18th



Samuel Hill Aero 30.2 +1.1 36.0 20th 17.3 -0.2 10.0 8th 86.0 79.1 average 109%
St Lawrence 30.5 +0.4 33.8 20th 20.2 -0.1 14.0 9th 76.0 56.6 high 134%
Williamson 30.3   34.3 20th 20.1   13.7 9th 114.6 57.2 high 200%
Woolshed 28.9 +1.0 33.5 26th 19.6 +0.5 16.4 4th 45.0 71.5 average 63%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.9 +0.5 35.1 20th 20.7 -0.6 16.0 9th 91.6 74.4 high 123%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 33.8 0.0 37.4 15th 20.7 +0.4 16.8 4th 76.1 69.9 average 109%
Moranbah Airport 34.2   38.0 26th 18.4   11.6 9th 80.4


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 34.4   37.8 25th 18.6   14.6 9th 40.6


Clermont Airport 33.7   38.1 25th 18.8   12.3 3rd 78.4


Emerald Airport 33.2 0.0 37.2 4th 19.1 -0.3 15.9 9th 136.8 58.5 v high 234%
Lochington 33.5   37.8 4th 18.4   15.4 2nd 116.4


Rolleston Airport 33.8   38.3 21st 17.9   13.5 3rd 65.4


Springsure Comet St 31.9 -0.9 36.1 4th 17.5 -0.4 13.8 18th 133.3 65.0 v high 205%
Tambo Post Office 34.1 +0.9 37.3 21st 17.8 +0.8 12.8 25th 27.6 46.8 average 59%
Taroom Post Office 33.5 +1.7 37.4 20th 18.0 +0.5 13.0 18th 100.0 74.1 high 135%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 35.7 +1.2 39.4 26th 21.1 +0.8 17.1 18th 7.0 39.9 low 18%
Blackall Airport 35.6 +1.0 38.9 26th 19.1 -0.8 14.3 14th 33.2 56.8 average 58%
Isisford Post Office 36.9 +1.2 39.8 26th 20.4 +0.5 14.2 13th 21.2 36.1 average 59%
Longreach Aero 37.4 +1.3 41.0 21st 20.3 +0.4 11.8 13th 10.4 30.1 average 35%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 38.5 +1.0 41.5 16th 23.6 +1.3 16.6 2nd 13.0 29.2 average 45%
New May Downs 37.2   41.1 16th 23.3   17.3 2nd 9.6


The Monument Airport 37.6 +0.7 42.0 27th 21.7 +0.3 14.7 15th 41.6 33.5 average 124%
Trepell Airport 38.3 +1.0 42.5 27th 21.9 +0.3 15.7 13th 7.2 32.4 low 22%
Urandangi Aerodrome 38.4   42.4 16th 20.6   11.9 1st 4.0


Winton Airport 38.7 +1.0 43.0 27th 22.0 +0.7 16.4 13th 8.2 30.1 average 27%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 37.1 +0.9 45.2 28th 20.1 -1.2 12.0 12th 0 16.8 v low 0%
Windorah Post Office 37.4 +1.9 42.7 28th 20.6 +0.7 11.8 12th 6.0 22.1 average 27%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 30.0 +1.7 33.1 16th 18.6 -0.2 13.8 8th 48.2 85.7 low 56%
Gayndah Airport 32.4 +1.2 37.2 4th 17.3 -0.1 12.1 7th 63.2 61.5 average 103%
Gladstone Airport 29.6 +0.9 33.5 20th 20.1 -0.3 15.9 8th 118.2 60.1 high 197%
Gladstone Radar 31.3 +1.3 35.1 24th 20.5 0.0 18.0 15th 69.2 72.4 average 96%
Lady Elliot Island 28.1 +0.9 29.7 25th 22.3 +0.4 17.2 3rd 45.4 67.3 average 67%
Monto Township 32.0 +1.2 35.5 4th 16.7 +0.5 11.0 2nd 79.0 74.8 average 106%
Rockhampton Aero 32.1 +0.9 37.6 4th 20.0 +0.5 14.9 9th 61.6 68.5 average 90%
Rundle Island 27.0 +0.7 32.7 20th 22.5 +0.1 19.1 15th



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 28.3 +0.7 34.5 29th 20.9 +0.6 17.4 18th 32.8 71.1 average 46%
Seventeen Seventy 28.8 +1.4 30.8 25th 21.2 +0.3 17.0 7th 40.4 74.3 low 54%
Thangool Airport 31.9 +0.2 36.1 4th 16.6 +0.3 11.0 7th 214.0 76.2 highest 281%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 30.8 +1.3 36.8 3rd 15.8 -0.5 10.0 6th 121.2 81.7 high 148%
Archerfield Airport 29.4 +1.1 34.5 3rd 17.0 -0.1 11.6 6th 113.6 99.5 average 114%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.2   36.2 3rd 15.2   10.8 6th 136.8


Beerburrum Forest Station 29.2 +1.1 34.7 29th 16.1 -0.2 11.3 2nd 73.2 116.3 average 63%
Brisbane 28.5 +0.7 33.5 29th 18.1 -0.5 14.5 7th 104.8 104.1 average 101%
Brisbane Aero 26.8 0.0 30.0 19th 18.0 -0.2 13.5 19th 115.2 96.5 average 119%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.6 +0.9 28.4 19th 19.6 +0.1 15.6 18th



Coolangatta 26.7 +1.0 31.5 29th 17.7 -0.4 13.1 1st 117.4 129.1 average 91%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.6 +1.6 31.5 19th 20.0 -0.2 13.3 19th 39.4 86.9 average 45%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.8 +0.1 32.0 29th 18.5 -0.4 15.1 19th 98.2 123.7 average 79%
Gympie 30.5 +0.3 34.4 29th 16.6 +0.2 10.3 8th 78.6 88.2 average 89%
Hervey Bay Airport 28.6 +0.7 30.2 25th 18.8 -0.2 11.2 8th 43.8 66.1 low 66%
Kingaroy Airport 29.6 +0.8 34.1 4th 13.8 -0.7 7.6 7th 84.4 64.4 average 131%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.0 +0.3 34.8 3rd 17.6 +0.3 13.2 7th 167.3 110.9 high 151%
Maleny Tamarind St 25.8 +0.9 31.0 3rd 15.9 0.0 12.2 6th 96.0 137.4 average 70%
Maryborough 30.3 +1.0 34.9 19th 17.4 -0.4 11.7 8th 33.4 84.6 low 39%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 28.1   33.5 24th 17.1   12.5 8th 88.4


Rainbow Beach 26.8 0.0 32.4 24th      
52.4 83.6 low 63%
Redcliffe 26.4 -0.5 30.6 19th 18.8 -0.6 14.7 19th 113.2 99.3 average 114%
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.6 +0.7 32.7 19th 16.9 -1.0 11.3 8th 103.8 86.3 average 120%
Tewantin RSL Park 27.1 +0.7 33.4 24th 18.6 -0.1 13.5 8th 33.8 100.0 low 34%
Toolara (Kelly) 30.8 +1.4 34.6 24th 17.9 -0.1 13.9 19th 36.2 84.9 low 43%
University of Queensland Gatton 31.3 +1.2 37.1 9th 15.6 -0.4 9.5 6th 95.8 79.7 average 120%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 25.9 +2.2 30.7 9th 11.1 -0.5 6.4 2nd 84.2 81.1 average 104%
Dalby Airport 32.0 +2.0 36.4 21st 14.7 -0.9 9.1 19th 57.6 78.5 low 73%
Goondiwindi Airport 32.2 +1.2 37.6 9th 16.9 -0.1 11.6 19th 95.6 66.3 high 144%
Oakey Aero 30.9 +2.3 35.2 9th 14.1 -0.3 7.8 19th 63.0 76.9 average 82%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.6 +1.4 31.5 9th 11.8 -0.1 6.8 19th 143.4 75.6 v high 190%
Texas Post Office 31.6 +1.3 36.4 9th 14.8 -0.1 10.3 19th 72.0 68.2 average 106%
Toowoomba Airport 27.6 +1.9 33.1 9th 14.6 0.0 11.2 19th 80.0 83.1 average 96%
Warwick 28.9 +1.4 34.6 9th 13.2 -0.5 8.6 19th 112.4 91.0 high 124%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 32.9 +2.0 37.6 21st 16.2 -1.0 9.5 19th 59.4 56.1 average 106%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 32.8 +1.4 37.3 20th 16.5 +0.6 10.3 19th 78.2 74.2 average 105%
Mitchell Post Office 33.6 +1.7 39.2 21st 16.0 -0.1 9.4 5th 53.3 58.2 average 92%
Roma Airport 32.9 +1.3 37.9 21st 16.7 -0.5 10.3 5th 100.8 63.6 high 158%
St George Airport 33.5 +1.8 39.0 21st 17.2 -1.0 11.4 5th 38.8 68.3 average 57%
Surat 32.4 +0.5 37.6 21st 17.6 +0.6 12.0 19th 115.6 54.9 v high 211%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 34.3 +1.5 40.2 21st 17.3 0.0 10.5 5th 13.2 41.5 low 32%
Charleville Aero 34.4 +1.7 39.5 21st 17.9 0.0 11.4 12th 14.0 44.6 low 31%
Cunnamulla Post Office 34.5 +1.7 41.0 21st 18.7 +0.6 12.2 5th 37.0 30.9 average 120%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 35.6 +0.5 43.8 28th 19.6 -1.3 13.5 12th 0 29.6 v low 0%
Thargomindah Airport 35.1 +1.3 42.6 28th 19.4 -1.2 13.2 12th 11.2 38.8 low 29%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 27.9 +1.0 30.7 20th 21.7 +0.3 18.2 18th 30.2 104.0 average 29%
Willis Island 29.8 -0.1 31.3 30th 25.2 +0.5 23.3 6th 115.8 40.0 v high 290%

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 2 December 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.