Queensland in September 2016:  Third-wettest September on record

Statewide, it was the third-wettest September, following 2010 and 1906. September monthly rainfall was particularly high over southwestern parts, where many districts had their highest totals on record. Flooding occurred in numerous catchments during September. Daytime temperatures were cooler than usual in western and southern Queensland, and nights were warm in the east.

Third-wettest September on record

  • Averaged across the State, it was the third-wettest September on record, following 2010 and 1906
  • A significant proportion of western and southern Queensland had their wettest September on record
  • A surface and upper-level trough produced moderate to locally heavy falls in southwest Queensland at the start of the month, delaying the Birdsville Races. 
  • Between the 14th and the 21st a series of upper-level troughs affected western and southern Queensland, with a number of locations reporting their highest September daily rainfall on record including Quilpie, Mt Isa and Bedourie.
  • Numerous rain-bearing systems throughout the month contributed to many locations reporting their highest total September rainfall on record including Longreach, Charleville and Injune.

Cool daytime temperatures in the west; warm nights in the east

Warm nights in the east

Flooding in Queensland

  • Following heavy rain during August, flooding continued in the Diamantina, Bulloo and Warrego catchments during early September
  • Widespread rainfall across much of western and southern Queensland during September resulted in renewed river-level rises across catchments already in flood, and extended the flood affected areas to include the Georgina, Eyre, Thomson, Barcoo, Cooper, Paroo, Wallam, Maranoa, Balonne, Moonie, Weir, Macintyre and Dawson catchments
  • The majority of catchments experienced minor to moderate flooding, though major flood levels were recorded in the Macintyre, Warrego and Balonne catchments

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Extremes in September 2016
Hottest day 40.2 °C at Kowanyama Airport on the 26th
Warmest days on average 36.1 °C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 17.7 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 12.3 °C at Applethorpe on the 3rd
Coldest night 1.2 °C at Applethorpe on the 20th
Coolest nights on average 6.8 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 25.3 °C at Coconut Island and at Horn Island
Warmest night 26.8 °C at Normanton Airport on the 28th
26.8 °C at Sweers Island on the 29th
Warmest on average overall 29.4 °C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest on average overall 12.5 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 216.5 mm at Warida
Wettest day 88.4 mm at Sandy Cape Lighthouse on the 30th
Strongest wind gust 98 km/h at Ballera Gas Field on the 2nd

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile rank
Total
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
daily
minimum
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 September daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Wallumbilla Post Office 64.0 on the 15th 59.2 on the 17th in 1903 119
Nive Downs 56.0 on the 18th 53.0 on the 19th in 2010 105
Evesham Station 51.3 on the 18th 46.2 on the 4th in 1943 103
Roseberth Station 44.4 on the 2nd 32.5 on the 4th in 2010 103
Mungallala 74.2 on the 18th 51.1 on the 24th in 1917 97
Quilpie Airport 44.0 on the 14th 33.3 on the 26th in 1950 97
Devoncourt Station 41.0 on the 18th 30.7 on the 30th in 1911 93
Mount Isa Mine 61.8 on the 18th 42.6 on the 24th in 1998 82
Meandarra Post Office 47.4 on the 15th 38.0 on the 5th in 1978 75
Bedourie Police Station 65.0 on the 20th 44.2 on the 4th in 2010 71
Moothandella Station 25.0 on the 21st 24.1 on the 13th in 1970 66
Bogarella 88.0 on the 17th 80.0 on the 19th in 2010 53
Orientos Station 58.0 on the 2nd 40.0 on the 4th in 2010 51
Highvale 62.0 on the 10th 60.2 on the 10th in 1982 50
Mount Isa Aero 61.0 on the 18th 40.2 on the 24th in 1998 50
Wallen 50.0 on the 14th 23.8 on the 9th in 2004 42
Tranby 41.5 on the 18th 11.0 on the 6th in 2010 40
The Monument 39.0 on the 15th 20.0 on the 15th in 2008 35
Warida 80.0 on the 1st 44.5 on the 13th in 1970 34
Boodjamulla - Lawn Hill NP 4.8 on the 21st =4.8 on the 1st in 2004 31
Alderley Station 33.0 on the 15th 26.0 on the 4th in 2010 29
Phosphate Hill 39.0 on the 15th 19.0 on the 30th in 1975 29
Ripple Downs 52.4 on the 15th 48.2 on the 9th in 2004 29
Allambie 47.0 on the 14th 35.0 on the 10th in 2010 28
Springfield 34.6 on the 18th 34.0 on the 10th in 2010 24
Weipa Aero 8.2 on the 19th 8.0 on the 9th in 2002 24
The Deep Crossing 44.6 on the 15th 41.2 on the 20th in 1997 23
Rocky 59.0 on the 2nd 20.0 on the 5th in 1998 20
Tarana Crossing 38.0 on the 21st 35.2 on the 11th in 1998 20
Tulmur 35.7 on the 15th 22.0 on the 24th in 1998 20



Record highest September total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Evesham Station 133.8 91.7 in 1906 133 9.9
Hungerford 87.7 84.8 in 1998 133 13.7
Monkira 129.8 86.8 in 2010 131 7.5
Boulia Airport 88.8 88.1 in 2010 130 7.9
Morven Post Office 156.8 146.6 in 1921 128 27.1
South Comongin 108.1 100.1 in 1964 127 14.9
Camooweal Township 92.8 80.2 in 1947 125 6.5
Eromanga - Webber St 79.0 71.4 in 1964 108 11.8
Ivanhoe Downs 123.0 118.1 in 1964 107 22.9
Devoncourt Station 77.8 45.7 in 1971 105 6.7
Roseberth Station 73.4 57.9 in 2010 103 5.1
Marion Downs 105.0 74.0 in 2010 101 7.2
Warkon 146.6 126.2 in 1917 101 26.3
Mungallala 155.2 139.6 in 1917 98 22.4
Quilpie Airport 102.5 70.9 in 1943 97 14.9
Injune Post Office 146.8 132.0 in 2010 92 27.2
Whynot Station 86.0 63.0 in 1947 86 11.8
Drillham 106.6 100.1 in 1973 85 30.1
Mount Isa Mine 111.0 75.8 in 1998 82 8.0
Moothandella Station 87.8 64.0 in 1947 76 9.6
Charleville Aero 128.4 105.4 in 1970 75 24.5
Meandarra Post Office 115.4 105.4 in 2010 75 29.3
Bedourie Police Station 158.2 125.0 in 2010 71 9.8
Longreach Aero 131.2 70.0 in 2008 63 12.1
Tranby 130.6 46.5 in 2010 58 8.3
Boothulla 141.1 107.9 in 1933 54 19.8
Namarah 118.6 89.2 in 1988 52 28.6
Orientos Station 110.4 109.6 in 1998 52 11.2
Mount Isa Aero 103.0 68.6 in 1978 50 8.3
Wansey Downs 138.6 95.2 in 2010 50 23.2
Sunbury 94.5 76.5 in 2010 42 13.3
Wallen 95.2 59.2 in 2008 42 17.4
The Monument 90.0 46.1 in 2010 35 8.9
Warida 216.5 100.2 in 2010 33 27.2
Boodjamulla - Lawn Hill NP 11.9 7.0 in 1992 31 1.3
Phosphate Hill 128.0 45.4 in 1998 29 10.3
Traighli 147.0 90.4 in 2010 29 32.8
Allambie 97.8 81.4 in 2010 28 16.3
Ripple Downs 123.2 113.6 in 2010 27 30.3
Lauriedale 114.4 105.6 in 2010 26 36.7
Springfield 108.6 79.4 in 1998 24 26.9
Southwood 123.0 106.0 in 2010 23 31.9
The Deep Crossing 152.6 77.0 in 2010 23 32.7
Adavale 109.5 72.5 in 2010 22 20.6
Felton 78.8 74.4 in 2010 22 31.9
Beardy Junction 119.0 101.0 in 2010 21 41.1
Finsbury Park 124.2 118.7 in 2010 21 29.5
Rocky 110.4 66.0 in 1998 20 18.3
St George Airport 107.6 79.6 in 2008 20 29.1
Warilda 132.1 71.8 in 2008 20 30.2

Highest September total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
September
Mulga Downs 124.2 162.8 in 1906* 21.1
Chinchilla Water Treatment Plant 139.6 155.6 in 1917 32.1
Jandowae Post Office 113.6 161.9 in 1917 34.7
Woleebee Nevasa 152.0 185.1 in 1917* 27.3
Yuleba Garden St 121.8 162.9 in 1917* 30.0
Bollon Mary St 99.0 100.3 in 1920 24.8
Listowel Downs 97.6 148.5 in 1921* 19.4
Cunnamulla Post Office 74.0 119.2 in 1926 18.5
Kinnoul 121.6 134.1 in 1933* 27.9
Ravenswood Post Office 46.9 67.3 in 1947* 11.9
Dillalah 139.5 143.3 in 1921* 22.0
Rosehill 86.8 89.4 in 1971 24.8
Woodlands 104.6 144.3 in 1970* 26.1
Talwood State School 113.2 140.8 in 1970* 29.9
Whyenbah 101.0 104.4 in 1970* 25.3
Pittsworth 87.2 93.4 in 1978 36.6
Oakington 89.4 110.4 in 1978* 35.6
Alderley 99.1 110.6 in 1982 41.2
Donors Hill Station 25.8 43.5 in 1981* 3.7
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 37.9 63.0 in 1978* 7.1
Girraween Nat Park 101.8 117.7 in 1983* 45.0
Havelock 127.6 157.4 in 1986 24.8
Herbert Vale 23.8 29.5 in 1918* 4.7

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




Record highest September temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Kowanyama Airport 40.2 on the 26th 39.2 on the 16th in 2003 49 34.6
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.8 on the 28th 32.2 on the 7th in 2000 49 28.5
Weipa Aero 38.1 on the 27th = 38.1 on the 27th in 1997 24 34.4
Coconut Island 35.1 on the 27th 34.9 on the 4th in 2010 20 30.9



Record highest September mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.9 = 29.9 in 2013 58 28.1



Record lowest September mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Boulia Airport 25.7 26.0 in 1894 126 30.2
Longreach Aero 25.5 26.8 in 1978 50 30.3
Toowoomba Airport 20.0 20.2 in 2010 20 22.3

Lowest September mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
September
Isisford Post Office 25.6 25.1 in 1947* 29.3
Bollon Mary St 22.4 21.5 in 1969 25.7
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.3 21.6 in 1969 25.7
Barcaldine Post Office 26.1 25.5 in 1978 28.7
Charleville Aero 23.0 22.9 in 1978 26.1
Tambo Post Office 24.4 24.3 in 1978 27.4
Surat 22.9 22.2 in 1978* 25.7
Mitchell Post Office 24.1 23.9 in 1984 25.8
Texas Post Office 21.8 21.5 in 1984* 24.5
Camooweal Township 30.8 29.4 in 1984* 32.4
Mount Isa Aero 29.5 29.3 in 1990 31.3
Richmond Post Office 31.6 30.0 in 1990 32.3
Cloncurry Airport 30.3 29.8 in 1978* 33.2
University of Queensland Gatton 24.6 24.3 in 1993* 25.5
Applethorpe 17.7 17.5 in 1992* 19.0

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




Record highest September daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Gladstone Radar 22.4 on the 25th 22.1 on the 28th in 1997 59 16.5
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.3 on the 30th 25.0 on the 22nd in 2010 49 21.8
Kowanyama Airport 25.9 on the 16th 25.6 on the 22nd in 1998 47 19.0
Mackay Aero 22.6 on the 18th 22.5 on the 25th in 2010 31 14.6
Lucinda Point 25.4 on the 29th 25.1 on the 27th in 2010 28 20.9
Charters Towers Airport 22.0 on the 29th = 22.0 on the 30th in 1996 24 15.2
Gladstone Airport 22.5 on the 25th 22.1 on the 28th in 2013 23 15.5
Alva Beach 24.5 on the 29th 24.2 on the 23rd in 2010 20 18.8



Record highest September mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Cardwell Marine Pde 21.2 = 21.2 in 2010 106 16.3
Kowanyama Airport 22.8 22.5 in 1998 46 19.0
Bundaberg Aero 16.0 15.9 in 1998 38 13.7



Record highest September mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Ayr DPI Research Stn 24.4 = 24.4 in 2010 58 21.6
Mackay Aero 22.7 = 22.7 in 2013 30 20.2
Charters Towers Airport 24.2 = 24.2 in 2010 23 22.7



Lowest September mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
September
Boulia Airport 20.4 19.7 in 1985 22.0
Isisford Post Office 19.7 17.9 in 1984* 20.7
Barcaldine Post Office 20.3 19.7 in 1990 21.0
Longreach Aero 19.5 =19.5 in 1990 21.4
Cunnamulla Post Office 17.0 16.9 in 1992 18.2
Bollon Mary St 16.5 16.1 in 1994 17.5
Charleville Aero 17.3 16.6 in 1994 18.0

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




Summary statistics for September 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
September
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
September
2016
Mean for
September
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
September
2016
Total for
September
2016
Average
for
September
Rank of
September
2016
Fraction of
September
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.1 +2.2 35.1 27th 25.3 +1.2 24.0 6th 8.2 7.7 average 106%
Coen Airport 33.1 +1.3 37.5 30th 20.4 +2.0 16.3 3rd 0 0.8 v low 0%
Horn Island 31.0 +0.9 32.6 26th 25.3 +1.6 21.9 30th 0.6 5.6 low 11%
Scherger RAAF 35.1 +0.7 38.2 27th 22.1 +2.1 19.0 2nd 14.4 6.8 high 212%
Weipa Aero 35.3 +0.9 38.1 27th 22.3 +2.6 19.2 2nd 11.8 1.7 v high 694%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.3 +1.3 31.5 26th 22.8 +2.4 18.3 30th 7.6 15.4 average 49%
Palmerville 35.2 +1.6 38.2 26th 19.3 +2.7 15.3 1st 8.0 8.5 high 94%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.0 +0.5 40.1 26th 20.8 +2.4 14.8 24th 2.0 1.0 high 200%
Century Mine 34.5 -0.8 40.0 28th 19.5 +2.3 14.0 24th 12.0 3.5 high 343%
Cloncurry Airport 30.3 -2.9 36.6 17th 17.4 +0.9 8.9 30th 30.0 6.8 v high 441%
Julia Creek Airport 31.5 -2.6 38.0 28th 15.5 +1.2 7.0 30th 22.0 3.5 high 629%
Kowanyama Airport 36.1 +1.5 40.2 26th 22.8 +3.8 17.6 1st 0 2.5 lowest 0%
Lake Julius AWS 31.2   36.6 28th 18.5   13.3 23rd 39.4


Mornington Island Airport 31.5   36.4 26th 23.1   18.5 24th 0.4


Mount Isa Aero 29.5 -1.8 35.9 17th 15.4 +1.2 7.9 30th 103.0 8.3 highest 1241%
Normanton Airport 35.2 +0.5 39.8 26th 22.8 +2.8 17.8 24th 0.2 6.3 average 3%
Sweers Island 30.1 +0.5 32.9 25th 23.6 +1.7 17.6 24th 25.0 6.7 high 373%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 34.4 +0.9 38.2 26th 20.5 +3.7 16.6 2nd 2.2 4.9 average 45%
Hughenden Airport 31.0 -1.4 35.7 28th 17.3 +2.1 11.1 23rd 31.4 9.3 high 338%
Richmond Airport 31.7 -1.7 37.6 28th 16.2 +1.4 7.2 23rd 14.4 3.7 v high 389%
Richmond Post Office 31.6 -0.7 36.8 17th 17.2 +3.3 10.5 23rd 20.9 6.4 high 327%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.0 +0.9 31.4 27th 21.1 +2.4 18.8 21st 48.6 33.3 high 146%
Cairns Racecourse 29.2   32.3 27th 20.5   18.6 3rd 48.6


Cape Flattery 29.8 +0.9 31.1 27th 23.2 +1.1 19.8 3rd 2.0 6.5 low 31%
Cooktown Airport 30.1 +1.3 34.1 30th 22.2 +1.5 17.7 3rd 8.0 7.5 average 107%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.5 +1.0 32.8 28th 23.4 +1.6 21.5 8th 52.6 36.6 high 144%
Mareeba Airport 29.5 +0.8 34.9 30th 17.9 +2.6 15.1 10th 4.2 4.0 high 105%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.0 +0.4 30.8 30th 21.2 +4.9 19.3 19th 55.2 38.5 high 143%
Ingham Composite     31.4 20th 19.6 +3.6 17.9 19th 28.8 39.0 average 74%
Innisfail 27.7 +1.0 30.2 30th 20.6 +3.6 18.7 3rd 113.6 86.1 high 132%
Innisfail Aerodrome 28.5   31.5 30th 19.5   16.6 3rd 97.6


Lucinda Point 26.3 +0.5 29.0 30th 22.6 +1.7 20.8 13th 16.8 26.3 average 64%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.2 +1.2 31.7 30th 20.3 +3.6 17.8 3rd 66.4 83.8 average 79%
Townsville Aero 29.2 +1.4 33.2 30th 21.1 +3.7 15.9 8th 17.8 10.4 high 171%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.4 +0.4 31.2 30th 21.5 +2.7 16.5 8th 38.8 17.1 v high 227%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.9 +1.8 36.4 26th 18.9 +3.8 14.9 8th 21.8 10.3 high 212%
Bowen Airport AWS 28.7   32.1 26th 19.8   16.4 4th 75.2


Collinsville Post Office 30.5 +0.8 35.3 25th 17.6 +4.0 12.3 8th 21.8 11.7 high 186%
Hamilton Island Airport 25.9 +0.6 28.5 18th 21.0 +0.9 18.5 8th 114.6 30.5 high 376%
Mackay Aero 27.2 +1.4 31.2 25th 18.2 +3.6 11.3 5th 43.4 25.5 v high 170%
Mackay M.O 26.5 +1.2 29.9 25th 19.2 +2.5 13.9 5th 60.2 20.2 v high 298%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 26.8   30.6 30th 17.8   11.4 5th 47.0


Proserpine Airport 28.4 -0.1 33.1 27th 17.8 +3.4 13.9 5th 40.6 19.8 high 205%
Samuel Hill Aero 26.6 +0.5 29.3 22nd 16.1 +3.9 9.8 28th 105.0 48.2 high 218%
St Lawrence 27.5 +0.4 31.7 26th 17.6 +2.9 11.2 5th 31.6 25.7 average 123%
Williamson 27.4 +0.3 31.9 25th 16.9 +3.0 9.6 5th 13.4 20.0 average 67%
Woolshed 26.0 +0.3 32.8 26th 17.7 +2.4 13.9 6th 24.6 16.1 high 153%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 24.3 -0.1 31.2 25th 17.4 +1.7 10.8 28th 82.8 37.4 high 221%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 30.5 +0.3 36.4 25th 18.1 +2.9 14.0 8th 1.8 10.1 average 18%
Moranbah Airport 29.4   35.1 24th 15.0   9.4 4th 11.8


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 27.4   32.5 25th 14.4   9.5 23rd 69.4


Clermont Airport 27.8   33.4 24th 13.8   7.2 4th 16.2


Emerald Airport 27.3 -1.7 32.7 25th 15.2 +1.7 10.8 4th 39.6 29.4 high 135%
Lochington 26.4   31.4 24th 13.4   8.1 4th 83.0


Rolleston Airport 25.6   30.7 25th 13.6   8.9 26th 52.2


Springsure Comet St 25.1 -2.5 28.9 14th 13.7 +2.4 8.1 23rd 84.8 30.5 v high 278%
Tambo Post Office 24.4 -3.0 29.0 14th 11.7 +2.7 3.8 30th 157.4 22.1 v high 712%
Taroom Post Office 25.4 -1.4 30.1 25th 12.7 +2.3 7.0 4th 112.0 32.5 v high 345%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 26.1 -2.6 32.3 14th 14.7 +1.3 7.0 30th 151.7 16.9 v high 898%
Blackall Airport 25.0 -4.5 31.2 14th 13.1 +0.7 5.2 30th 136.8 29.5 high 464%
Isisford Post Office 25.6 -3.7 31.8 13th 13.6 +1.5 5.2 30th 100.6 15.5 v high 649%
Longreach Aero 25.5 -4.8 32.3 14th 13.4 +0.8 5.2 30th 131.2 12.1 highest 1084%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 30.8 -1.6 36.5 17th 16.6 +1.4 10.5 5th 92.8 6.5 highest 1428%
Carters Bore 28.3   35.1 17th 17.2   10.9 23rd 71.0


New May Downs 29.3   35.1 17th 16.9   10.3 23rd 106.6


The Monument Airport 27.1 -4.6 35.5 13th 14.0 -0.1 7.0 30th 107.2 11.0 v high 975%
Trepell Airport 27.0 -5.1 34.7 13th 14.8 +0.2 7.3 30th 68.0 7.2 v high 944%
Urandangi Aerodrome 27.6   36.8 13th 14.2   6.5 11th 83.8


Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 23.6 -6.8 33.0 24th 13.0 -0.5 7.3 16th 158.2 9.8 highest 1614%
Birdsville Airport 23.6 -6.4 31.5 8th 12.8 -0.7 6.5 16th 59.8 9.2 v high 650%
Boulia Airport 25.7 -4.5 35.4 13th 14.8 +1.2 9.2 30th 88.8 7.9 highest 1124%
Windorah Airport 23.6   31.7 13th 13.0   8.1 30th 68.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 26.4 +0.9 30.2 30th 16.0 +2.3 10.7 28th 66.2 36.6 high 181%
Gayndah Airport 26.7 -1.1 32.2 25th 13.6 +2.3 6.6 28th 56.2 33.5 high 168%
Gladstone Airport 26.6 +0.6 32.9 25th 17.7 +2.2 12.6 4th 47.6 29.7 high 160%
Gladstone Radar 27.1 +0.6 31.9 25th 18.3 +1.8 15.3 4th 56.0 27.4 high 204%
Lady Elliot Island 25.2 +1.5 26.7 15th 19.9 +1.1 16.8 28th 110.2 39.6 v high 278%
Monto Township 26.4 +0.1 31.8 25th     5.2 5th 31.2 24.7 high 126%
Rockhampton Aero 27.9 +0.5 34.5 25th 17.0 +3.3 12.0 5th 61.0 25.0 high 244%
Rundle Island 23.8 +0.7 27.8 28th 20.0 +0.8 17.7 4th



Seventeen Seventy 25.0 +0.9 27.6 27th 18.4 +1.4 15.1 4th 56.6 37.5 high 151%
Thangool Airport 26.8 -1.3 32.1 25th 13.0 +3.3 6.4 28th 52.0 25.7 high 202%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 25.1 -0.5 29.3 2nd 11.8 +2.4 6.2 5th 92.4 34.1 v high 271%
Archerfield Airport 25.3 +0.1 28.7 25th 13.8 +2.8 8.2 5th 33.8 35.8 average 94%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 24.7   27.6 28th 11.6   5.7 23rd 64.4 35.9 high 179%
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.1 -0.8 29.9 25th 13.5 +1.6 9.9 12th 87.0 48.0 high 181%
Brisbane 24.9 -0.7 28.8 25th 15.2 +1.5 10.4 28th 51.8 31.6 high 164%
Brisbane Aero 24.0 -0.2 28.6 25th 14.7 +2.0 10.2 20th 81.8 34.8 v high 235%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.0 +1.5 25.6 28th 17.3 +1.4 14.1 4th 43.4 64.8 average 67%
Coolangatta 24.0 +0.7 27.4 25th 14.1 +0.8 7.2 4th 43.0 41.0 average 105%
Gold Coast Seaway 24.0 +0.1 27.2 25th 15.7 +0.9 10.1 4th 34.2 43.9 average 78%
Gympie 25.9 -0.2 30.3 25th 12.8 +2.6 5.7 24th 63.0 45.5 high 138%
Hervey Bay Airport 25.7 +0.9 29.1 30th 15.1 +1.0 8.0 28th 71.8 40.0 high 180%
Jimna Forestry 21.8 -1.5 25.7 25th 11.0 +2.1 4.3 24th 0 28.2 v low 0%
Kingaroy Airport 23.2 -1.7 26.9 25th 10.1 +2.2 2.6 4th 75.4 31.0 high 243%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 24.9 -0.2 28.9 25th 14.0 +1.6 10.0 4th 44.1 42.5 average 104%
Maryborough 26.7 +1.0 30.2 25th 13.5 +1.4 6.7 28th 49.8 42.7 average 117%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 24.9   30.2 25th 14.1   9.3 24th 74.6


Point Lookout 23.5 -0.4 26.4 25th 16.8 +0.3 12.7 4th 53.0 58.0 average 91%
Rainbow Beach 24.8 +0.6 29.0 25th      
45.2 60.7 average 74%
Redcliffe 24.1 +0.1 29.2 25th 15.8 +1.5 12.0 20th 36.8 42.6 average 86%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 23.4   28.0 25th 14.7   10.2 4th 66.0


Sunshine Coast Airport 24.6 +0.4 29.2 16th 14.1 +1.2 6.3 4th 75.0 57.9 high 130%
Tewantin RSL Park 24.6 +0.4 30.2 25th 15.6 +1.2 9.3 4th 56.6 58.8 average 96%
University of Queensland Gatton 24.6 -0.9 28.6 28th 11.7 +2.2 5.9 28th 64.4 35.2 high 183%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 17.7 -1.3 21.5 12th 7.2 +1.4 1.2 20th 100.2 43.8 v high 229%
Dalby Airport 23.0 -2.5 27.9 14th 10.2 +1.5 4.1 5th 82.0 31.6 v high 259%
Oakey Aero 22.3 -1.6 26.7 13th 9.1 +1.9 3.6 5th 94.4 32.1 v high 294%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 18.6 -1.0 24.0 28th 6.8 +1.7 1.6 5th 100.7 51.6 high 195%
Texas Post Office 21.8 -2.7 25.4 2nd 10.1 +2.3 4.9 20th 113.2 40.2 v high 282%
Toowoomba Airport 20.0 -2.3 23.7 14th 10.5 0.0 5.6 17th 104.0 38.2 v high 272%
Warwick 20.8 -2.7 23.9 28th 9.1 +2.1 4.0 11th 71.8 36.1 high 199%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 23.4 -3.2 27.5 13th 11.3 +1.3 5.1 5th 165.0 28.5 v high 579%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 23.9 -2.3 27.6 21st 11.0 +2.8 4.4 5th 146.8 27.2 highest 540%
Mitchell Post Office 24.1 -1.7 29.2 13th 10.6 +3.1 3.3 30th 135.6 27.2 v high 499%
Roma Airport 23.9 -2.7 29.2 13th 10.9 +1.6 3.9 5th 126.4 27.2 v high 465%
St George Airport 21.9 -4.7 26.4 28th 11.3 +0.7 4.8 5th 107.6 29.1 highest 370%
Surat 22.9 -2.8 27.5 13th 11.6 +2.2 6.7 5th 113.1 29.5 v high 383%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 22.4 -3.3 27.0 28th 10.5 +1.2 5.3 5th 99.0 24.8 v high 399%
Charleville Aero 23.0 -3.1 28.5 13th 11.6 +1.7 6.3 23rd 128.4 24.5 highest 524%
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.3 -3.4 27.3 27th 11.7 +1.0 6.9 23rd 74.0 18.5 v high 400%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 22.0 -6.5 29.2 8th 11.6 -1.8 6.6 16th 57.0 11.7 high 487%
Thargomindah Airport 22.1 -5.8 28.7 27th 12.0 -0.8 6.6 16th 27.8 9.4 high 296%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 24.9   28.0 23rd 22.5   20.0 8th



Middle Percy Island 24.2 +0.6 26.4 19th 19.6 +1.3 16.8 7th 72.8 33.0 high 221%
Willis Island 28.2 +0.9 29.4 30th 24.2 +1.6 22.1 1st 4.0 16.5 average 24%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary lists 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.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Tuesday 4 October 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages for individual sites 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 10 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 ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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