Queensland in September 2017: Little rain and very warm days

During the last week record-breaking heat spread from southwestern districts throughout much of the State away from northeastern districts and the Gulf of Carpentaria coastline. The area-averaged minimum temperature for Queensland was above average after inland and southern parts observed cool overnight temperatures during the first couple of weeks. Most of the State observed little to no rainfall and this month was the 10th lowest September on record.

Outside of very isolated falls there was little to no rain for most of the State

Cool nights, warm days, then record-breaking heat

  • Warm northerly airflow ahead of approaching troughs resulted in record-breaking heat over a large part of the country including New South Wales
  • Several sites in the State's southern, western and central districts including sites in the Greater Brisbane area experienced their highest September temperature on record on one or more days between the 27th and 30th
  • Birdsville reached a maximum of 42.8 °C on the 27th, setting a new record for Queensland's highest September temperature surpassing the previous record set in 2003 by 0.4 °C
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Queensland was 2.85 °C above average for September, the second-warmest on record
  • Numerous sites throughout the State recorded their highest September mean daily maximum temperature on record
  • After cool nights in the southern Queensland, minimum temperatures warmed from mid-month and during the heat of the last week, a number of sites in southern and western regions observed their warmest September night on record
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Queensland was 0.69 °C above average for September

Strong winds, little rain and warm temperatures led to elevated fire danger

  • Strong winds combined with warmer than average temperatures and little rain resulting in elevated fire danger; numerous bushfires occurred in the southern, northern and central coast districts
  • On the 23rd a lightning strike set bushland alight on the Sunshine Coast

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Extremes in September 2017
Hottest day 42.8 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 27th
Warmest days on average 36.4 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 22.6 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 13.1 °C at Applethorpe on the 14th
Coldest night -4.1 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 7th
Coolest nights on average 3.3 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.8 °C at Coconut Island and Horn Island
Warmest night 27.8 °C at Carters Bore on the 27th
Warmest on average overall 27.9 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 13.1 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Wettest overall 215.0 mm at Babinda Post Office
Wettest day 143.0 mm at Babinda Post Office on the 19th
Strongest wind gust 87 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 22nd

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daily
maximum
temperatures
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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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Highest September total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
September
Walkamin Research Station 32.4 49.8 in 1975 8.7
Mulgrave Mill 81.0 90.4 in 1953* 26.5

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




Record lowest September total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Lady Elliot Island 0.0 0.2 in 2000 77 39.0
Capalaba Water Treat 0.2 0.4 in 1980 45 33.3
Springbrook Road 1.0 1.5 in 1981 35 62.0
Lauriedale 2.6 4.3 in 1967 27 35.4
Cooby Creek Dam 0.4 0.8 in 2000 26 37.7
Dalby Airport 0.4 1.2 in 2000 26 30.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 1.2 1.4 in 2000 25 41.3
Gold Coast Seaway 0.4 3.2 in 2000 24 42.0
Warwick 0.2 2.6 in 2003 24 35.4
Yeppoon The Esplanade 0.0 0.4 in 2000 24 35.9
Felton 1.2 2.2 in 2000 23 30.5
Toowoomba Airport 1.0 2.0 in 2000 22 36.5
Point Lookout 0.0 3.7 in 2000 21 55.2
Pratten Condamine River 2.0 6.0 in 2003 21 35.7
Miles Constance Street 0.0 1.0 in 2002 20 27.0

Lowest September total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
September
Maryborough 0.2 0.0 in 1939 42.4
Blackbutt Post Office 0.6 0.0 in 1972 37.3
Nanango Wills St 0.6 0.5 in 1972 39.3
Yarraman Post Office 0.6 0.0 in 1972 37.2
Ellangowan 1.6 0.0 in 1980 33.5
Moogerah Dam 1.4 0.2 in 1980 36.2
Oakey Aero 0.2 0.0 in 1980 31.4
Wallangarra Post Office 3.1 2.8 in 1980 47.9
Yangan Post Office 0.6 0.0 in 1980 37.1
Oakington 3.8 0.4 in 1980* 34.9
Carneys Creek The Ranch 4.0 2.6 in 1980* 40.6
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 3.0 0.0 in 1980* 51.3
Mt Tamborine Fern St 3.8 3.2 in 1987 56.9
Archerfield Airport 0.6 0.4 in 1987* 35.4
Rocky Point Sugar Mill 0.4 0.2 in 1987* 44.3
Jandowae Post Office 1.2 1.0 in 1991 34.4
Canungra Finch Road 1.0 0.4 in 1991* 41.5
Coolangatta 1.0 0.6 in 1994 39.8
Woodgate Store 0.4 0.0 in 1991* 34.2

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




Record highest September temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Richmond Post Office 40.3 on the 27th 40.2 on the 26th in 2013 124 32.3
Amberley AMO 40.1 on the 28th 39.2 on the 22nd in 1943 77 25.6
Charleville Aero 40.7 on the 27th 39.0 on the 25th in 2013 76 26.1
Bollon Mary St 40.0 on the 28th 38.9 on the 29th in 2000 61 25.6
Cunnamulla Post Office 40.7 on the 27th 38.2 on the 25th in 2013 61 25.6
Gladstone Radar 33.8 on the 29th = 33.8 on the 11th in 2013 60 26.5
Maryborough 34.7 on the 29th 34.1 on the 29th in 1991 60 25.7
Isisford Post Office 41.0 on the 27th 40.7 on the 26th in 2013 58 29.3
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 32.6 on the 28th 32.2 on the 26th in 2013 55 19.6
Gympie 38.2 on the 29th 37.2 on the 30th in 1988 52 26.0
Longreach Aero 41.5 on the 27th 40.8 on the 26th in 2013 52 30.2
Surat 40.0 on the 27th 39.3 on the 26th in 2013 52 25.7
University of Queensland Gatton 39.5 on the 28th 38.5 on the 30th in 2000 52 25.5
Injune Post Office 40.1 on the 27th 39.3 on the 26th in 2013 51 26.1
Mount Isa Aero 40.4 on the 27th 39.8 on the 25th in 2013 51 31.3
Applethorpe 31.7 on the 28th 31.4 on the 26th in 2013 49 19.0
Mitchell Post Office 40.0 on the 27th 39.3 on the 26th in 2013 48 25.8
Bundaberg Aero 34.1 on the 30th 33.2 on the 30th in 1991 40 25.5
Coolangatta 32.8 on the 30th 32.7 on the 11th in 2013 30 23.3
Emerald Airport 39.9 on the 28th = 39.9 on the 26th in 2013 26 28.9
Rainbow Beach 32.3 on the 30th 32.2 on the 12th in 2003 26 24.2
Roma Airport 40.9 on the 27th 40.1 on the 26th in 2013 26 26.5
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 37.9 on the 29th 34.2 on the 11th in 2013 25 25.1
Brisbane Aero 34.9 on the 29th 33.4 on the 27th in 2003 24 24.2
Sunshine Coast Airport 35.7 on the 28th 34.1 on the 10th in 1996 24 24.3
Warwick 36.6 on the 28th 35.1 on the 26th in 2013 23 23.4
Tewantin RSL Park 35.4 on the 28th 34.4 on the 10th in 1996 22 24.3
Toowoomba Airport 34.9 on the 28th 34.4 on the 26th in 2013 22 22.1
Point Lookout 33.9 on the 29th 30.5 on the 29th in 2008 21 23.8
St George Airport 40.4 on the 27th 39.2 on the 26th in 2013 21 26.3



Record highest September mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.8 23.7 in 2009 107 21.5
Lady Elliot Island 25.7 25.6 in 2013 77 23.8
Archerfield Airport 28.3 28.2 in 2003 42 25.2
Coolangatta 25.6 = 25.6 in 2013 29 23.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.1 27.6 in 2003 24 25.1
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.9 26.3 in 2013 23 24.3
Warwick 26.6 26.5 in 2000 22 23.4
Tewantin RSL Park 26.7 26.5 in 2003 21 24.3
Toowoomba Airport 25.3 25.1 in 2000 21 22.1
Point Lookout 26.2 25.8 in 2013 20 23.8
Rundle Island 23.9 = 23.9 in 2013 20 23.1

Highest September mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
September
Maryborough 28.7 29.1 in 1915* 25.7
University of Queensland Gatton 30.0 30.3 in 1915* 25.5
Gympie 29.9 30.1 in 1980* 26.0

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




Record highest September daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.6 on the 29th 21.1 on the 15th in 1947 108 16.0
Charleville Aero 25.9 on the 27th 25.0 on the 22nd in 2009 76 9.9
Bollon Mary St 26.5 on the 24th 22.3 on the 30th in 2000 61 9.3
Tambo Post Office 25.5 on the 28th 23.3 on the 12th in 1996 61 9.1
Surat 22.6 on the 28th 22.1 on the 30th in 2000 52 9.4
Texas Post Office 23.6 on the 25th 23.4 on the 30th in 2000 48 7.9
Toowoomba Airport 19.7 on the 26th 19.2 on the 30th in 2000 22 10.5
Miles Constance Street 20.7 on the 28th 20.0 on the 30th in 2000 21 10.1
Point Lookout 20.8 on the 28th 20.7 on the 29th in 2005 21 16.5



Record highest September mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Lady Elliot Island 23.1 22.7 in 2013 76 21.3
Seventeen Seventy 22.3 22.1 in 2013 28 20.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 20.7 20.4 in 2013 24 18.8

Highest September mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
September
Gympie 20.7 =20.7 in 1983* 18.2

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




Summary statistics for September 2017
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
September
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
September
2017
Mean for
September
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
September
2017
Total for
September
2017
Average
for
September
Rank of
September
2017
Fraction of
September
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.0 0.0 33.4 30th 24.8 +0.6 23.9 4th 5.0 7.5 average 67%
Coen Airport 31.7 -0.2 34.1 29th 18.6 +0.1 14.7 5th 0.4 0.8 average 50%
Horn Island 30.5 +0.4 31.8 26th 24.8 +1.0 23.9 9th 0.6 5.4 low 11%
Scherger RAAF 33.9 -0.6 36.6 26th 20.6 +0.4 17.3 8th 0.2 6.2 low 3%
Weipa Aero 34.4 0.0 37.1 23rd 20.8 +1.0 17.5 8th 0.6 1.7 high 35%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.3 +0.2 31.3 30th 22.9 +2.4 16.8 5th 4.6 15.2 average 30%
Palmerville 35.1 +1.5 37.5 30th 15.8 -0.8 10.8 6th 0.6 8.4 average 7%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.6 0.0 37.6 21st 18.4 -0.1 16.2 7th 0.2 0.9 average 22%
Century Mine 36.4 +1.2 41.7 27th 16.4 -1.0 12.1 18th 0 3.2 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 34.6 +1.5 41.0 26th 16.6 +0.1 11.6 15th 0 6.5 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 35.1 +1.2 40.2 26th 14.1 -0.3 6.5 15th 0 3.3 v low 0%
Kowanyama Airport 35.6 +0.9 37.5 23rd 19.9 +0.9 15.1 7th 1.0 2.5 high 40%
Lake Julius AWS 34.8   40.6 28th 18.3   13.5 17th 0
Mornington Island Airport 30.8   32.8 29th 21.7   18.4 2nd 1.2
Mount Isa Aero 34.0 +2.7 40.4 27th 14.0 -0.2 7.2 18th 0.2 8.4 average 2%
Normanton Airport 35.2 +0.5 37.7 19th 20.2 0.0 17.4 6th 0 5.9 v low 0%
Sweers Island 29.5 -0.2 31.3 27th 22.3 +0.3 19.9 2nd 0 5.3 lowest 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 34.2 +0.6 37.6 27th 15.7 -1.4 9.4 7th 0 4.5 v low 0%
Hughenden Airport 33.6 +1.3 39.7 27th 15.6 +0.2 6.6 7th 0 8.8 v low 0%
Richmond Airport 34.6 +1.3 39.9 27th 13.9 -0.9 5.4 6th 0 3.6 lowest 0%
Richmond Post Office 34.0 +1.7 40.3 27th 15.1 +1.1 6.7 7th 0 6.3 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.1 +1.0 30.3 6th 19.2 +0.5 14.6 5th 50.4 33.5 high 150%
Cairns Racecourse 28.9   30.8 5th 17.9   13.2 5th 70.4
Cape Flattery 28.7 -0.3 30.4 27th 22.8 +0.6 21.3 3rd 6.0 6.5 average 92%
Cooktown Airport 28.9 +0.1 30.6 27th 21.9 +1.1 15.7 5th 1.4 7.1 low 20%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.1 +0.5 31.0 27th 22.6 +0.7 21.2 5th 24.2 36.5 average 66%
Mareeba Airport 28.9 +0.1 32.1 14th 15.1 -0.4 10.8 6th 21.0 4.9 high 429%
Walkamin Research Station 27.4 +0.2 31.9 14th 14.8 0.0 9.1 6th 32.4 8.7 v high 372%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cowley Beach (Defence) 27.7   29.2 30th 17.6   13.3 6th 192.0
Ingham Composite 29.0 +0.6 32.4 14th 15.7 -0.4 11.6 7th 38.2 39.0 average 98%
Innisfail 27.0 +0.3 28.7 27th 18.2 +1.2 14.8 6th 125.0 86.4 high 145%
Innisfail Aerodrome 28.4   30.0 6th 15.3   11.5 6th 132.6
Lucinda Point 25.6 -0.2 26.9 24th 21.1 +0.2 19.0 1st 24.4 26.3 average 93%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.0 +0.9 29.8 30th 16.8 +0.1 12.8 6th 141.6 84.5 high 168%
Townsville Aero 28.7 +0.9 33.7 14th 17.3 -0.1 14.5 3rd 1.0 10.3 average 10%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.2 +0.2 32.1 14th 19.2 +0.2 15.0 4th 1.8 16.3 low 11%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.4 +1.3 34.6 14th 15.5 +0.4 12.4 4th 0.6 10.1 low 6%
Bowen Airport AWS 28.4   32.8 14th 16.1   12.6 7th 0.2
Collinsville Post Office 31.4 +1.7 34.5 27th 13.9 +0.2 9.4 6th 0 11.6 lowest 0%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.4 +1.1 29.7 29th 20.8 +0.7 19.2 4th 1.4 28.7 low 5%
Mackay Aero 28.0 +2.1 32.1 29th 14.2 -0.6 10.6 9th 0.2 24.7 v low 1%
Mackay M.O 27.3 +2.0 31.0 30th 16.6 -0.1 12.8 9th 0.4 19.9 v low 2%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 27.4   31.9 29th 13.6   10.0 9th 0.2
Proserpine Airport 30.0 +1.5 34.4 14th 12.9 -1.6 9.5 4th 0 19.2 lowest 0%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.7 +1.6 30.7 30th 10.0 -2.5 4.0 15th 0.2 45.3 v low 0%
St Lawrence 28.3 +1.2 33.0 14th 13.7 -1.2 9.6 15th 0.2 23.9 v low 1%
Williamson 27.9 +0.7 31.1 14th 13.1 -1.1 7.2 9th 0 18.4 v low 0%
Woolshed 26.7 +1.0 31.0 14th 15.2 -0.2 8.8 7th 0.6 15.4 low 4%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.2 +0.8 32.2 30th 15.3 -0.4 10.7 8th 0 35.9 lowest 0%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 31.3 +1.1 37.0 30th 14.3 -1.0 10.9 7th 0 9.8 lowest 0%
Moranbah Airport 31.9   38.6 27th 11.1   5.8 7th 0.4
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 31.7   39.1 28th 12.8   7.0 16th 0
Emerald Airport 32.0 +3.1 39.9 28th 13.5 0.0 9.3 16th 0 28.3 lowest 0%
Lochington 32.1   40.4 28th 10.3   3.9 16th 0
Rolleston Airport 31.4   39.6 28th 11.0   4.4 1st 0
Springsure Comet St 30.6 +3.1 38.5 28th 12.4 +1.1 5.4 17th 0 30.3 lowest 0%
Tambo Post Office 31.1 +3.7 38.9 27th 10.3 +1.2 2.0 15th 0 22.0 lowest 0%
Taroom Post Office 31.4 +4.6 40.1 28th 12.1 +1.7 1.9 1st 0 32.2 lowest 0%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.5 +3.8 39.9 28th 15.1 +1.7 8.5 6th 0 16.7 lowest 0%
Blackall Airport 32.3 +3.1 40.3 27th 12.3 -0.1 4.0 5th 0 27.7 v low 0%
Isisford Post Office 32.8 +3.5 41.0 27th 12.7 +0.6 5.9 16th 0 15.4 lowest 0%
Longreach Aero 33.4 +3.2 41.5 27th 13.9 +1.3 7.5 15th 0 11.9 lowest 0%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.8 +2.4 40.1 27th 14.6 -0.6 5.1 15th 0 6.4 lowest 0%
Carters Bore 33.3   39.7 27th 18.4   13.3 7th 0
New May Downs 33.3   39.7 27th 17.4   12.7 15th 0
The Monument Airport 33.5 +2.1 41.1 27th 14.0 -0.1 4.4 15th 0 10.4 v low 0%
Trepell Airport 33.6 +1.8 41.0 27th 15.0 +0.4 6.9 15th 0 6.8 v low 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 34.3   41.3 27th 12.2   2.6 15th 0
Winton Airport 34.3 +2.4 41.7 27th 14.2 -0.2 7.0 7th 0 14.2 v low 0%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 31.8 +1.7 42.0 27th 13.1 -0.3 6.8 6th 0 9.7 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 30.3 +0.7 42.8 27th 13.2 -0.3 5.0 15th 0.2 8.7 average 2%
Windorah Airport 32.0   42.3 27th 14.4   5.7 6th 0
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 27.9 +2.4 34.1 30th 13.8 +0.1 5.6 15th 0 36.0 lowest 0%
Gayndah Airport 30.6 +2.9 39.6 28th 11.6 +0.1 4.5 15th 0.2 31.2 v low 1%
Gladstone Airport 27.8 +1.7 33.1 29th 15.4 -0.2 10.4 9th 0 28.5 lowest 0%
Gladstone Radar 29.0 +2.5 33.8 29th 17.6 +1.1 13.5 15th 0 27.0 lowest 0%
Lady Elliot Island 25.7 +1.9 27.4 27th 20.5 +1.7 14.5 17th 0 39.0 lowest 0%
Monto Township 29.9 +3.6 37.4 28th 10.0 +0.4 2.9 8th 5.4 24.5 low 22%
Rockhampton Aero 30.8 +3.4 36.8 30th 14.6 +0.9 8.9 9th 0 24.7 lowest 0%
Rundle Island 23.9 +0.8 26.6 20th     17.1 15th
Seventeen Seventy 25.9 +1.7 28.5 14th 18.6 +1.6 13.3 15th 0.2 36.2 v low 1%
Thangool Airport 30.3 +2.3 37.1 28th 9.1 -0.8 2.5 15th 0 25.4 lowest 0%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 29.5 +3.9 40.1 28th 8.9 -0.6 0.5 9th 1.0 33.6 v low 3%
Archerfield Airport 28.3 +3.1 37.0 29th 12.0 +0.9 4.7 15th 0.6 35.4 v low 2%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 29.1 +3.3 39.1 28th 9.2 -0.8 1.4 15th 5.0 33.1 v low 15%
Beerburrum Forest Station 28.9 +3.1 38.6 28th 12.5 +0.5 6.8 8th 10.0 47.4 low 21%
Brisbane 27.3 +1.7 37.0 29th 14.2 +0.4 8.2 6th 6.0 30.2 low 20%
Brisbane Aero 25.7 +1.5 34.9 29th 13.4 +0.6 7.4 16th 3.0 33.3 v low 9%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.8 +2.3 29.9 29th 17.6 +1.6 12.0 15th 17.8 64.4 low 28%
Coolangatta 25.6 +2.3 32.8 30th 13.0 -0.3 3.7 15th 1.0 39.8 v low 3%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.6 +2.9 31.2 29th 18.2 +1.6 12.8 15th 2.2 50.1 v low 4%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.5 +1.6 29.6 29th 14.7 -0.1 8.0 15th 0.4 42.0 lowest 1%
Gympie 29.9 +3.9 38.2 29th 11.5 +1.3 2.7 7th 5.6 45.3 low 12%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.2 +1.4 31.2 30th 14.0 -0.1 2.9 15th 0 37.9 v low 0%
Kingaroy Airport 28.1 +3.3 36.7 28th 8.4 +0.3 -1.3 7th 0 29.2 v low 0%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.1 +3.0 37.9 29th 13.3 +0.8 7.0 9th 1.2 41.3 lowest 3%
Maryborough 28.7 +3.0 34.7 29th 12.3 +0.2 3.6 15th 0.2 42.4 v low 0%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 28.2   37.0 28th 13.8   7.0 6th 6.6 53.0 v low 12%
Point Lookout 26.2 +2.4 33.9 29th 17.6 +1.1 11.2 15th 0 55.2 lowest 0%
Rainbow Beach 26.2 +2.0 32.3 30th       10.0 58.7 v low 17%
Redcliffe 25.8 +1.8 33.7 29th 15.6 +1.2 8.7 15th 1.4 39.6 v low 4%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.1   33.6 29th 13.9   7.8 15th 0
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.9 +2.6 35.7 28th 12.8 -0.1 3.6 9th 3.0 55.5 v low 5%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.7 +2.4 35.4 28th 15.0 +0.5 8.0 15th 21.2 57.1 low 37%
University of Queensland Gatton 30.0 +4.5 39.5 28th 9.5 0.0 1.9 16th 11.0 35.0 low 31%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 22.6 +3.6 31.7 28th 6.4 +0.6 -1.8 16th 3.6 42.9 v low 8%
Dalby Airport 28.9 +3.5 37.8 28th 8.4 -0.3 -0.2 9th 0.4 30.4 lowest 1%
Oakey Aero 27.6 +3.7 37.1 28th 7.3 +0.1 -0.8 15th 0.2 31.4 v low 1%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.3 +3.7 32.6 28th 3.3 -1.8 -4.1 7th 3.0 51.3 v low 6%
Texas Post Office 27.3 +2.9 36.0 28th 8.4 +0.5 -0.3 15th 5.4 40.0 low 14%
Toowoomba Airport 25.3 +3.2 34.9 28th 11.5 +1.0 4.8 15th 1.0 36.5 lowest 3%
Warwick 26.6 +3.2 36.6 28th 6.2 -0.9 -1.9 15th 0.2 35.4 lowest 1%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 29.7 +3.2 39.5 28th 8.9 -1.2 0.2 10th 0 27.0 lowest 0%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 30.6 +4.5 40.1 27th 8.6 +0.4 -0.2 1st 0 26.9 lowest 0%
Mitchell Post Office 30.1 +4.3 40.0 27th 7.7 +0.2 -1.3 1st 1.0 27.0 low 4%
Roma Airport 30.5 +4.0 40.9 27th 8.7 -0.7 -0.5 1st 0.6 26.4 low 2%
St George Airport 29.0 +2.7 40.4 27th 10.5 -0.1 1.6 1st 0 27.7 lowest 0%
Surat 29.5 +3.8 40.0 27th 9.6 +0.2 0.6 1st 1.0 29.3 v low 3%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 30.4 +4.3 40.7 27th 10.6 +0.7 2.5 1st 0 24.2 lowest 0%
Cunnamulla Post Office 28.8 +3.2 40.7 27th 12.0 +1.3 5.0 15th 0.2 18.4 low 1%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 29.1 +1.1 42.4 27th 13.1 -0.1 5.8 4th 0 10.9 v low 0%
Thargomindah Airport 28.7 +1.1 42.5 27th 12.6 -0.1 4.7 6th 0 10.7 v low 0%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 24.6 +0.9 26.9 30th 19.0 +0.7 17.5 8th 0.8 31.1 low 3%
Willis Island 27.5 +0.1 29.4 26th 23.3 +0.7 22.2 6th 7.2 16.4 average 44%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, 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. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 2 October 2017. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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