Queensland in January 2018: Equal second-warmest January on record

Queensland had its equal second-warmest January on record in terms of mean temperature, with the mean maximum for the State the fifth-warmest and the mean minimum temperature third-warmest. It was a dry January across most of the State outside the tropics.

Wet in the north; dry elsewhere

  • It was a dry January for most of Queensland outside of the northern tropics
  • Some locations reported their driest January on record on in several decades
  • In contrast, above average January rainfall was recorded across far northern Queensland, with monthly rainfall totals exceeding 200 mm
  • An active monsoon trough produced moderate to heavy rainfall in the Cape York Peninsula, the Gulf Country and along the north tropical coast throughout the month
  • Monthly totals exceeding 400 mm were recorded along the north tropical coast and northern tip of Cape York Peninsula
  • Hazelmere, west of Cairns, recorded its highest January daily rainfall on record, and its highest January monthly rainfall total since 1981
  • Showers and thunderstorms over central Queensland at the start of the month saw Winvic in the Central Highlands report its highest January daily rainfall on record

Warm days and nights overall

  • It was the equal second-warmest January on record for Queensland in terms of mean temperature, at 1.99 °C above average, equal with 2006
  • Charleville, Longreach and Mackay Airport had their highest January mean temperature on record
  • Mean maximum temperatures for Queensland as a whole were 2.26 °C above average, and the fifth-warmest on record
  • Several locations in southern Queensland had record warm mean maximum temperatures for January
  • Mean maximum temperatures were particularly warm in the Maranoa and Warrego with Roma, Mitchell and Charleville all reporting their warmest mean maximum temperatures for any month
  • The 14th was hot across Queensland, with some locations reporting their hottest January temperature on record
  • A southeasterly wind change extended along the southern coast on the 14th, dropping temperatures substantially
  • Persistent rainfall in the north from an active monsoon trough resulted in cool daytime temperatures on the 29th, and Weipa reported its coldest January day in 26 years
  • A number of locations had their highest January mean minimum temperature on record
  • Queensland's mean minimum temperature for the month was 1.72 °C above average, the third-warmest on record

Severe thunderstorms; dust storm in Maranoa and Warrego 

  • Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rainfall that led to flash flooding around Beaudesert on the 2nd
  • A line of severe thunderstorms produced hail between 2 cm to 4 cm in diameter at Harrisville, Hatton Vale and Traveston (near Gympie)
  • Severe thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 122 km/h at Julia Creek and 93 km/h at Blackwater on the 14th
  • A dust storm along with a thunderstorm, affected Bollon on the 26th and reduced visibility to around 500 m

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Extremes in January 2018
Hottest day 46.2 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 42.7 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average 27.6 °C at Frederick Reef
Coldest day 24.5 °C at Weipa Aero on the 29th
Coldest night 7.5 °C at Applethorpe on the 15th
Coolest nights on average 15.2 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 28.2 °C at Birdsville Airport
Warmest night 34.4 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 12th
Warmest on average overall 35.5 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest on average overall 22.1 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 819.6 mm at Scherger RAAF
Wettest day 320.0 mm at Hazelmere on the 19th
Strongest wind gust 122 km/h at Julia Creek Airport on the 14th

Maps

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Total
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
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 January daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Winvic 173.4 on the 5th 112.0 on the 3rd in 1999 56
Hazelmere 320.0 on the 19th 187.0 on the 22nd in 1997 45



Highest January total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Hazelmere 680.5 763.6 in 1981* 319.9

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




Record lowest January total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Surat 0.6 1.3 in 1919 138 71.4
Charleville Aero 3.2 4.6 in 1989 75 73.4
Roma Airport 0.0 2.0 in 2006 33 69.3
Mackay Aero 36.6 56.4 in 2003 31 310.6
Traighli 0.0 11.2 in 2003 30 86.0
Southwood 2.0 4.0 in 2003 23 85.1
Toowoomba Airport 8.6 9.2 in 2003 22 94.5
Richmond Airport 4.0 12.6 in 2014 20 119.7

Lowest January total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
January
Mitchell Post Office 1.0 0.0 in 1908 81.2
Woodlands 1.4 0.0 in 1935 67.2
Isisford Post Office 2.0 0.0 in 1935* 69.4
Morven Post Office 9.0 0.0 in 1935* 79.1
Warkon 0.6 0.0 in 1940* 73.9
Wondalli 1.2 0.0 in 1952* 78.7
Belmont 4.6 2.5 in 1965* 75.4
Talwood State School 2.0 =2.0 in 1985* 75.7
Augustus Downs Station 12.0 11.2 in 1985* 164.4
Bollon Mary St 1.4 0.0 in 1989 63.7
Richmond Post Office 14.6 4.5 in 1988* 121.0
Crowfels Station 15.2 6.4 in 1988* 126.3
Devoncourt Station 11.0 7.8 in 1990* 99.6
Brinard Station 19.5 9.5 in 1989* 141.3
Nardoo Station 43.5 16.4 in 1992* 161.1
Whyenbah 5.0 3.6 in 1992* 65.1
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 1.8 0.0 in 1986* 121.8
Felton 15.0 4.8 in 1994 63.2
Lauriedale 21.9 16.8 in 1964* 80.6
Woodhouse 21.5 0.0 in 1992* 222.9
Hamilton Island 27.1 11.1 in 1992* 245.4
Mungallala 7.8 0.0 in 1994* 76.1
Jondaryan Post Office 10.0 0.0 in 1997* 87.8
Marnhull 7.4 7.0 in 1997* 84.3

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




Record highest January temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 33.1 on the 14th 32.8 on the 3rd in 1931 107 27.0
Mackay M.O 37.6 on the 3rd 37.2 on the 1st in 1985 59 30.1
Double Island Point Lighthouse 36.2 on the 14th 35.4 on the 21st in 2000 57 27.9
Gladstone Airport 38.1 on the 14th 37.7 on the 4th in 2014 25 30.8
Brisbane Aero 38.1 on the 14th 37.4 on the 20th in 2000 24 29.0



Record lowest January daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Weipa Aero 24.5 on the 29th 25.7 on the 27th in 1993 26 32.0



Record highest January mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Cunnamulla Post Office 40.2 40.1 in 2013 110 36.1
Mitchell Post Office 38.3 37.8 in 1940 98 34.1
Charleville Aero 39.2 38.8 in 1947 75 35.0
Mackay Aero 33.0 32.2 in 2015 31 30.3
Roma Airport 37.5 37.2 in 2017 25 34.3
Gladstone Airport 31.8 = 31.8 in 2004 24 30.8
Brisbane Aero 30.5 30.2 in 2002 23 29.0
Warwick 33.0 32.2 in 2017 22 30.1
Toowoomba Airport 30.8 30.3 in 2017 21 28.2
Miles Constance Street 36.1 35.7 in 2006 20 33.7

Highest January mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Surat 37.5 38.3 in 1940* 34.2
University of Queensland Gatton 34.4 35.2 in 1942* 31.6
Injune Post Office 36.4 36.7 in 1980 33.6
Texas Post Office 36.2 37.2 in 1985* 33.7
Mackay M.O 32.3 32.8 in 1987 30.1
Isisford Post Office 40.0 =40.0 in 1990 36.9
Archerfield Airport 32.5 32.9 in 1994 30.4
Barcaldine Post Office 38.4 38.7 in 1994 35.6
Emerald Airport 37.0 37.9 in 1994 34.5
Proserpine Airport 33.0 34.4 in 1994 31.6
Lady Elliot Island 30.9 31.1 in 1998 29.2

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




Record highest January daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Longreach Aero 31.8 on the 14th 30.7 on the 3rd in 2014 51 23.1
Mackay Aero 27.9 on the 5th 27.2 on the 25th in 2006 32 23.0
Cloncurry Airport 32.7 on the 14th 30.5 on the 27th in 2013 23 24.7
Miles Constance Street 26.6 on the 14th 26.4 on the 7th in 2006 21 20.5



Record lowest January temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
University of Queensland Gatton 11.9 on the 15th 12.0 on the 11th in 2003 53 19.1
Coolangatta 13.5 on the 19th 13.8 on the 11th in 2000 31 21.0
Gold Coast Seaway 16.7 on the 19th 17.2 on the 8th in 2003 26 21.9



Record highest January mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.7 = 23.7 in 2017 108 22.0
Mackay M.O 24.8 = 24.8 in 1985 58 23.6
Longreach Aero 25.7 = 25.7 in 2006 50 23.1
Mackay Aero 24.3 24.0 in 2013 31 23.0
Yeppoon The Esplanade 24.9 = 24.9 in 2017 23 23.8
Cloncurry Airport 27.4 26.6 in 2013 22 24.7

Highest January mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Mount Isa Aero 24.9 25.5 in 1994 23.8



Lowest January mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
January
Coconut Island 25.3 24.3 in 1993* 25.9

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




Record highest January mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Charleville Aero 32.2 32.1 in 2006 75 28.4
Longreach Aero 32.7 = 32.7 in 2006 50 30.1
Mackay Aero 28.6 28.0 in 2015 31 26.7

Highest January mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Mackay M.O 28.5 28.8 in 1987 26.9
Barcaldine Post Office 32.0 32.5 in 1994 29.4
Richmond Post Office 32.3 33.0 in 1994 30.0



Summary statistics for January 2018

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
January
2018
Diff
from
average
Highest for
January
2018
Mean for
January
2018
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
January
2018
Total for
January
2018
Average
for
January
Rank of
January
2018
Fraction of
January
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.4 -0.4 35.3 1st 25.3 -0.6 23.6 30th 540.2 283.6 v high 190%
Coen Airport 34.0 +1.4 39.7 3rd 23.7 -0.1 21.5 1st 475.2 292.0 high 163%
Horn Island 30.9 0.0 33.7 2nd 24.9 -0.3 23.1 31st 412.8 399.0 average 103%
Scherger RAAF 32.8 +0.6 36.6 1st 23.7 -0.5 22.1 1st 819.6 514.8 high 159%
Weipa Aero 32.2 +0.2 35.6 7th 24.0 -0.2 22.4 31st 704.8 481.1 high 146%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 32.0 +0.3 36.7 3rd 24.0 +0.3 22.3 1st 537.6 399.8 high 134%
Palmerville 35.1 +1.7 40.1 3rd 23.3 +0.3 21.9 8th 282.4 265.1 average 107%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.6 -0.8 41.7 14th 24.8 -0.5 22.1 23rd 331.6 246.8 high 134%
Century Mine 36.9 +0.4 42.9 14th 25.2 +0.4 22.2 24th 55.0 182.5 v low 30%
Cloncurry Airport 39.8 +3.2 44.5 13th 27.4 +2.7 23.9 30th 5.4 162.7 v low 3%
Julia Creek Airport 40.8 +3.6 45.2 13th 25.5 +1.8 21.7 15th 23.8 126.2 v low 19%
Kowanyama Airport 33.6 +0.6 37.0 10th 24.8 +0.5 22.6 17th 363.6 339.8 average 107%
Lake Julius AWS 37.9   43.2 13th 26.6   21.7 30th 92.2


Mornington Island Airport 30.9   34.6 15th 25.1   22.0 17th 595.4


Mount Isa Aero 38.9 +2.5 42.4 16th 24.9 +1.1 19.4 5th 7.8 116.4 low 7%
Normanton Airport 34.0 +0.2 39.0 14th 24.7 -0.6 22.0 2nd 152.2 242.7 low 63%
Sweers Island 31.4 -1.0 36.0 14th 25.7 -0.8 21.5 17th 526.8 336.5 high 157%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.3 +1.5 39.1 2nd 23.7 +0.3 19.7 20th 150.0 252.4 low 59%
Hughenden Airport 38.1 +2.5 42.1 13th 24.8 +1.3 22.2 31st 23.0 121.1 low 19%
Richmond Airport 39.7 +3.0 44.1 13th 24.8 +1.4 22.3 6th 4.0 119.7 lowest 3%
Richmond Post Office 39.3 +2.4 43.7 4th 25.3 +2.2 22.8 20th 14.6 121.0 v low 12%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 31.8 +0.3 36.3 4th 23.8 +0.1 20.8 14th 664.6 393.8 v high 169%
Cairns Racecourse 32.0   36.9 4th 23.3   20.3 14th 552.0


Cape Flattery 32.0 -0.2 34.6 3rd 24.5 -0.3 22.5 14th 323.6 270.1 average 120%
Cooktown Airport 31.8 -0.3 36.9 15th 24.1 -0.3 21.4 14th 579.2 281.5 v high 206%
Low Isles Lighthouse 31.7 -0.6 37.1 4th 25.6 +0.1 23.7 20th 295.0 396.8 average 74%
Mareeba Airport 31.6 +0.4 38.0 3rd 21.2 -0.2 17.3 14th 145.2 208.8 low 70%
Walkamin Research Station 30.6 +0.6 37.0 15th 20.2 -0.1 16.3 14th 135.9 218.4 average 62%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 30.7 -0.8 35.4 3rd 23.6 +0.7 20.0 21st 233.3 436.7 low 53%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 31.3   36.2 3rd 23.6   20.5 14th 324.6


Ingham Composite 32.2 -0.2 40.8 3rd 23.2 +0.2 19.9 14th 215.1 375.6 average 57%
Innisfail 31.0 +0.1 36.9 3rd 23.1 +0.2 21.4 14th 380.8 510.9 average 75%
Innisfail Aerodrome 31.8   40.5 3rd 22.6   18.8 14th 425.8


Lucinda Point 29.8 -0.4 32.4 3rd 25.4 +0.1 21.9 18th 164.6 182.7 average 90%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 32.5   39.5 3rd 23.4   20.5 20th 96.8


South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.0 -0.2 38.8 3rd 23.1 +0.5 20.2 14th 510.2 525.3 average 97%
Townsville Aero 32.1 +0.7 36.9 3rd 24.6 +0.3 21.3 19th 115.4 266.7 low 43%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 33.1   40.2 14th 21.7   18.1 19th 65.0


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.9 -0.3 33.7 3rd 25.2 +0.4 22.8 19th 112.2 235.9 low 48%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.3 +0.5 38.8 3rd 23.1 +0.3 19.7 20th 100.0 215.6 average 46%
Bowen Airport AWS 32.8   34.7 3rd 24.1   21.1 13th 39.4


Collinsville Post Office 35.5 +2.0 39.4 3rd 22.3 +0.3 17.1 20th 52.8 134.3 low 39%
Hamilton Island Airport 30.8 +0.9 33.7 15th 25.5 +0.7 23.3 8th 32.0 265.4 v low 12%
Mackay Aero 33.0 +2.7 36.3 3rd 24.3 +1.3 18.2 20th 36.6 310.6 lowest 12%
Mackay M.O 32.3 +2.2 37.6 3rd 24.8 +1.2 19.8 20th 35.4 275.6 v low 13%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 32.0   36.1 3rd 23.4   17.8 20th 41.8


Proserpine Airport 33.0 +1.4 37.3 3rd 22.7 +0.1 19.0 20th 95.6 291.5 low 33%
Samuel Hill Aero 31.4 +0.6 34.7 31st 21.5 0.0 14.9 20th 119.6 199.1 average 60%
St Lawrence 32.8 +1.0 35.7 28th 22.6 -0.4 18.1 20th 79.0 192.1 v low 41%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 33.6   39.8 3rd 21.9   17.6 20th 104.0


Williamson 32.6 +1.0 36.0 31st 23.3 +0.4 17.1 20th 87.6 150.8 low 58%
Woolshed 29.7 +1.1 36.2 3rd 20.6 -0.2 17.4 20th 108.8 247.3 average 44%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 30.2 +0.8 36.2 2nd 24.9 +1.1 20.1 20th 72.4 122.7 average 59%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 35.3 +1.5 41.0 3rd 22.6 +0.1 18.2 20th 103.0 152.6 average 67%
Moranbah Airport 36.7   41.7 14th 21.2   17.0 20th 20.4


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 36.5   42.5 14th 21.9   18.1 20th 63.0


Clermont Airport 36.3   41.1 3rd 21.6   17.1 20th 59.0


Emerald Airport 37.0 +2.5 42.0 14th 22.4 +0.2 19.9 19th 16.6 85.5 v low 19%
Lochington 37.1   41.0 14th 21.7   19.3 31st 65.2


Rolleston Airport 35.9   40.0 13th 21.2   18.1 16th 76.4


Springsure Comet St 35.5 +1.5 39.1 13th 21.1 +0.2 19.0 19th 85.0 111.3 average 76%
Tambo Post Office 37.5 +2.6 39.9 13th 22.6 +2.1 15.0 16th 25.0 80.0 low 31%
Taroom Post Office 36.2 +2.4 41.5 13th 21.4 +0.7 14.3 15th 96.2 98.3 average 98%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 38.4 +2.8 41.5 3rd 25.7 +2.5 21.8 5th 24.4 85.4 low 29%
Blackall Airport 39.2 +3.1 41.6 13th 25.0 +2.0 19.4 16th 8.4 90.8 v low 9%
Isisford Post Office 40.0 +3.1 43.0 4th 26.1 +3.0 21.3 15th 2.0 69.4 v low 3%
Longreach Aero 39.8 +2.7 43.9 4th 25.7 +2.6 22.2 30th 14.4 77.3 low 19%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.8 +0.5 43.2 1st 25.8 +1.5 21.1 16th 28.2 98.6 low 29%
Carters Bore 38.3   42.9 1st 26.7   24.0 26th 14.0


New May Downs 37.9   42.1 1st 25.6   21.4 7th 46.4


The Monument Airport 40.4 +2.9 44.5 1st 26.5 +2.0 20.3 16th 13.2 64.2 v low 21%
Trepell Airport 39.9 +2.5 43.0 13th 26.0 +1.6 21.3 22nd 9.0 95.1 low 9%
Winton Airport 40.7 +3.1 44.1 13th 26.5 +2.3 22.3 22nd 0.6 75.1 v low 1%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 41.5 +2.2 44.2 5th 25.5 +0.4 19.5 8th 21.2 32.9 average 64%
Birdsville Airport 42.7 +2.4 46.2 23rd 28.2 +1.8 20.2 15th 11.0 25.1 average 44%
Boulia Airport 41.0 +2.5 45.0 1st     22.5 16th 3.0 47.2 low 6%
Windorah Airport 41.3   43.2 21st 27.8   22.4 4th 7.0


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 31.4 +1.1 34.9 14th 21.1 -0.4 18.0 20th 126.8 174.2 average 73%
Gayndah Airport 34.0 +0.3 38.8 31st 19.9 -0.9 15.2 20th 85.0 92.1 average 92%
Gladstone Airport 31.8 +1.0 38.1 14th 23.1 +0.1 19.0 20th 138.4 147.3 average 94%
Lady Elliot Island 30.9 +1.7 31.9 28th 24.8 +0.8 22.9 20th 26.8 120.0 v low 22%
Monto Township 33.6 +1.6 38.8 14th 19.5 +0.1 16.1 17th 35.0 111.0 low 32%
Rockhampton Aero 33.8 +1.8 39.6 14th 23.0 +0.8 19.3 20th 84.4 130.5 average 65%
Rundle Island 28.7 +0.5 30.5 12th     22.6 2nd



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 30.4 +1.0 31.7 31st 22.8 +0.4 20.0 20th 201.0 163.6 high 123%
Seventeen Seventy 30.3 +0.9 31.6 14th 22.8 -0.2 19.4 19th 133.2 164.3 average 81%
Thangool Airport 35.1 +1.4 39.8 14th 19.0 -0.8 14.9 20th 62.4 97.2 average 64%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 33.0 +1.8 39.7 13th 18.8 -0.8 12.5 19th 93.2 116.9 average 80%
Archerfield Airport 32.5 +2.1 37.5 14th 20.3 0.0 14.6 15th 25.6 137.3 v low 19%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 32.8 +1.6 39.2 13th 18.4 -0.9 11.6 20th 141.4 152.4 average 93%
Beerburrum Forest Station 31.2 +0.9 37.1 13th 19.1 -0.7 14.0 16th 48.2 198.5 low 24%
Brisbane 31.8 +1.5 37.5 14th 21.6 +0.1 17.4 15th 25.8 145.2 v low 18%
Brisbane Aero 30.5 +1.5 38.1 14th 21.2 -0.1 15.9 16th 22.6 131.7 v low 17%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 29.3 +2.3 33.1 14th 23.7 +1.7 20.4 16th 30.4 147.3 v low 21%
Coolangatta 30.0 +1.7 33.2 13th 20.6 -0.4 13.5 19th 51.6 161.1 low 32%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 29.9 +2.0 36.2 14th 23.6 +1.2 21.2 19th 43.6 161.5 v low 27%
Gold Coast Seaway 30.2 +1.4 34.4 14th 21.6 -0.3 16.7 19th 51.2 132.3 low 39%
Gympie 32.4 +1.2 37.5 31st 19.4 -0.2 14.0 19th 37.2 163.0 v low 23%
Hervey Bay Airport 31.1 +0.9 33.1 25th 21.8 -0.2 17.6 19th 85.0 139.3 average 61%
Kingaroy Airport 32.2 +1.4 37.5 31st 16.7 -1.3 11.3 20th 7.0 92.4 low 8%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 30.8 +1.0 37.0 14th 20.4 -0.2 15.2 19th 67.0 130.8 average 51%
Maryborough 31.8 +1.0 37.0 14th 20.1 -0.6 15.7 20th 77.8 163.9 low 47%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 30.3 +0.9 37.8 14th 20.2 -0.4 15.6 19th 50.0 259.5 v low 19%
Point Lookout 31.7 +2.4 39.8 14th 22.9 +0.4 19.3 16th 8.0 140.9 v low 6%
Rainbow Beach 29.8 +0.9 36.4 14th      
85.2 165.3 low 52%
Redcliffe 29.7 +0.6 37.5 14th 22.2 0.0 17.1 16th 57.6 144.1 low 40%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 30.2   37.1 14th 20.3   14.9 19th 27.0


Sunshine Coast Airport 29.9 +0.9 36.0 14th 20.8 -0.5 15.4 19th 57.6 145.5 low 40%
Tewantin RSL Park 29.5 +1.0 37.9 14th 21.7 -0.2 17.2 19th 59.6 144.2 low 41%
University of Queensland Gatton 34.4 +2.8 41.9 13th 17.9 -1.2 11.9 15th 30.2 111.1 v low 27%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 29.0 +2.5 32.4 31st 15.2 0.0 7.5 15th 75.8 98.5 average 77%
Dalby Airport 34.1 +1.6 39.9 13th 18.7 -0.1 13.2 20th 34.4 76.1 average 45%
Oakey Aero 33.2 +2.3 39.2 13th 17.9 0.0 12.2 15th 47.0 79.3 average 59%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 29.7 +2.3 33.3 13th 15.2 -0.4 7.9 16th 64.3 96.7 average 66%
Texas Post Office 36.2 +2.5 39.8 20th 19.9 +1.2 14.7 15th 32.8 89.3 low 37%
Toowoomba Airport 30.8 +2.6 37.0 13th 17.7 +0.1 12.9 15th 8.6 94.5 lowest 9%
Warwick 33.0 +2.9 39.7 13th 17.1 0.0 10.4 19th 33.8 83.0 low 41%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 36.1 +2.4 41.2 13th 21.3 +0.8 16.8 15th 23.4 69.1 low 34%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 36.4 +2.8 41.4 13th 20.3 +0.6 12.7 16th 8.2 87.7 v low 9%
Mitchell Post Office 38.3 +4.2 41.1 20th 21.2 +1.2 13.3 16th 1.0 81.2 v low 1%
Roma Airport 37.5 +3.2 42.3 13th 21.7 +0.8 14.3 16th 0 69.3 lowest 0%
St George Airport 38.1 +3.2 41.1 12th 23.9 +1.9 16.4 15th 4.0 52.0 v low 8%
Surat 37.5 +3.3 41.6 13th 23.3 +2.6 14.8 15th 0.6 71.4 lowest 1%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 39.0 +3.5 42.5 20th 24.7 +3.1 18.2 17th 1.4 63.7 v low 2%
Charleville Aero 39.2 +4.2 40.9 4th 25.2 +3.4 17.3 16th 3.2 73.4 lowest 4%
Cunnamulla Post Office 40.2 +4.1 43.9 21st 26.2 +4.0 18.0 15th 3.2 47.5 low 7%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 41.8 +2.4 45.4 23rd 28.0 +2.3 19.8 15th 0 29.6 v low 0%
Thargomindah Airport 41.4 +2.9 44.4 22nd 28.1 +2.6 21.1 15th 0 36.2 v low 0%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 27.6   29.0 31st 25.3   22.0 3rd



Middle Percy Island 29.5 +0.9 31.9 31st 23.9 +0.5 20.5 3rd 67.4 183.2 low 37%
Willis Island 31.5 +0.8 33.6 16th 26.2 +0.5 24.0 21st 178.0 193.1 average 92%

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 11 am on Thursday 1 February 2018. 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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