Queensland in November 2018: Exceptional heat along the east coast at the end of the month

Extreme heat affected much of the east coast in the last week of November, with record breaking maximum and minimum temperatures at many locations. More than 140 bushfires were burning across the State in the last week of the month. Rainfall was above average in the west and southwest, while much of the eastern half of the State was drier than usual for November.

Extreme heat in the last week

Wetter than usual in the west and southwest; dry in the east

  • November rainfall was above average in the west and southwest, while much of the eastern half of the State was drier than usual; near-average falls were recorded elsewhere
  • Extensive thunderstorm and shower activity produced moderate falls over southwest and southern Queensland on the 7th and 8th
  • Thunderstorms developed along a surface trough that extended from the northwest through the State's central interior to the southeast, and produced moderate to locally heavy falls on the 18th and 19th
  • Further moderate falls were recorded in western, southern and eastern Queensland between the 21st and 23rd

Bushfires

  • From the 26th to the end of the month, more than 140 fires were burning across eastern Queensland
  • The most significant fires were at Mount Larcom (west of Gladstone), Eungella and Finch Hatton west of Mackay, Agnes Water (Deepwater/Round Hill), Carnarvon National Park, Stanwell and Gracemere (west of Rockhampton), Molangul (west northwest of Bundaberg) and North Stradbroke Island. However many more areas were affected to some extent

Severe thunderstorms

  • Severe thunderstorms affected southeast Queensland on the 17th, with hail up to 2.6 cm in diameter reported from Lake Wivenhoe
  • On the 27th, severe thunderstorms developed over the north tropical coast, with Lucinda Point recording wind gusts up to 124 km/h

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Extremes in November 2018
Hottest day 45.2 °C at Mount Stuart (Defence) on the 26th
Warmest days on average 39.7 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 25.1 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 18.9 °C at Applethorpe on the 8th
Coldest night 5.9 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 23rd
Coolest nights on average 11.5 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 27.1 °C at Mornington Island Airport
Warmest night 31.3 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 5th
Warmest on average overall 32.4 °C at Century Mine
Coolest on average overall 18.3 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 168.0 mm at Mutarnee Store
Wettest day 101.0 mm at Mutarnee Store on the 11th
Strongest wind gust 124 km/h at Lucinda Point on the 28th

Maps

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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 November daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Traighli 50.5 on the 22nd 46.0 on the 26th in 1998 31



Highest November total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
Bedourie 73.0 132.2 in 1989* 17.9

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




Record lowest November total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Maroon Dam 14.7 29.3 in 1982 47 105.5
Hazelmere 1.6 1.8 in 1979 46 66.6
Carneys Creek The Ranch 18.2 33.8 in 1980 44 117.3
Monogorilby - Home 6.6 16.8 in 2016 35 86.2
Brampton Vale 0.0 3.6 in 1990 33 73.8
Clontarf 10.0 18.7 in 1988 31 97.6
Corbould Pk Racecourse 25.0 28.0 in 1994 31 118.1
Felton 17.8 24.2 in 2016 26 87.1
Weipa Aero 2.6 9.0 in 2003 26 97.5
Warwick 19.6 26.0 in 2003 25 85.2
Richmond Airport 2.0 3.2 in 2006 21 45.3

Lowest November total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Beerburrum Forest Station 9.8 4.3 in 1926* 113.5
Moogerah Dam 19.2 2.1 in 1951* 102.8
Richmond Post Office 1.0 0.0 in 1968 30.9
Fort Lytton 13.5 13.2 in 1965* 106.9
Jandowae Post Office 9.4 2.0 in 1982 70.6
Oakington 27.2 21.8 in 1990 89.0
Mt Alford 18.0 14.3 in 1965* 94.7
Marnhull 10.4 9.4 in 1993 63.9
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 12.7 4.7 in 1990* 109.3
Springbrook Road 48.0 34.5 in 1994 160.1
Canungra Finch Road 27.2 16.4 in 1994* 95.6
Horn Island 0.2 0.0 in 1997 39.2

* 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

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Townsville Aero 41.7 on the 27th 41.0 on the 15th in 1971 79 30.8
Cairns Aero 42.6 on the 26th 37.2 on the 15th in 1971 77 30.7
Cardwell Marine Pde 40.0 on the 28th 37.7 on the 30th in 1992 62 30.5
Innisfail 41.0 on the 26th 38.8 on the 30th in 1992 62 29.7
Lady Elliot Island 31.3 on the 26th 31.0 on the 30th in 1995 61 27.2
Ayr DPI Research Stn 41.9 on the 26th 41.0 on the 19th in 1990 60 31.2
Mackay M.O 38.2 on the 26th 36.3 on the 23rd in 2008 60 29.2
Collinsville Post Office 41.9 on the 27th 41.6 on the 23rd in 1992 58 33.4
Low Isles Lighthouse 38.9 on the 26th 37.0 on the 23rd in 2008 51 31.7
South Johnstone Exp Stn 42.2 on the 27th 39.8 on the 30th in 1992 51 30.5
Ingham Composite 43.1 on the 27th 42.0 on the 19th in 1990 49 31.8
Mackay Aero 39.7 on the 26th 36.6 on the 23rd in 2008 33 29.5
Seventeen Seventy 32.1 on the 28th 31.7 on the 23rd in 2008 32 27.5
Lucinda Point 34.4 on the 28th 33.2 on the 23rd in 2008 31 28.4
Proserpine Airport 44.9 on the 26th 41.2 on the 19th in 1990 29 31.6
Charters Towers Airport 41.9 on the 25th 41.0 on the 30th in 2006 26 33.9
Gladstone Airport 38.6 on the 28th 36.7 on the 24th in 2016 26 28.9
Yeppoon The Esplanade 42.2 on the 28th 38.4 on the 20th in 1995 26 27.5
Horn Island 35.1 on the 29th 35.0 on the 23rd in 2008 24 32.0
Alva Beach 40.5 on the 28th 35.2 on the 24th in 2008 22 29.7
Coconut Island 36.9 on the 23rd 36.7 on the 29th in 2011 22 33.0
Woolshed 39.8 on the 27th 35.9 on the 24th in 2008 21 28.2
Hervey Bay Airport 34.5 on the 26th 33.8 on the 1st in 2003 20 28.0



Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 = 26.6 in 2016 108 24.8
Rockhampton Aero 33.5 33.4 in 2016 79 31.2
Lady Elliot Island 28.9 = 28.9 in 2005 78 27.2
Cairns Aero 33.7 32.2 in 1971 76 30.7
Collinsville Post Office 36.3 35.6 in 2014 59 33.4
Mackay M.O 31.5 31.4 in 2001 59 29.2
Mackay Aero 32.5 31.5 in 2008 32 29.5
Proserpine Airport 34.7 33.5 in 2008 28 31.6
Rainbow Beach 28.7 = 28.7 in 1995 26 26.9
Charters Towers Airport 36.3 35.7 in 2015 25 33.9
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.5 29.1 in 2016 25 27.5
Brisbane Aero 28.4 28.2 in 1994 24 26.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 29.0 = 29.0 in 2014 24 27.1
Tewantin RSL Park 28.9 28.5 in 1996 22 26.6
Woolshed 30.7 30.3 in 2016 20 28.2

Highest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C )
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
Innisfail 31.7 32.8 in 1952 29.7
Ayr DPI Research Stn 33.5 33.8 in 1952* 31.2
Gladstone Radar 32.4 32.7 in 1968 30.0
Townsville Aero 32.6 33.5 in 1971 30.8
South Johnstone Exp Stn 32.5 32.9 in 1971* 30.5
Lucinda Point 29.3 29.4 in 1983* 28.4
Cardwell Marine Pde 31.3 32.1 in 1995 30.5

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




Record highest November daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Willis Island 27.9 on the 30th 27.8 on the 30th in 1971 91 24.7
Amberley AMO 23.8 on the 6th 23.7 on the 29th in 2008 78 16.3
Innisfail 28.3 on the 28th 26.8 on the 22nd in 2001 62 20.9
Mackay M.O 26.4 on the 29th = 26.4 on the 25th in 1971 60 21.8
Collinsville Post Office 26.9 on the 28th 25.5 on the 3rd in 1976 58 19.9
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.8 on the 29th 27.7 on the 28th in 2008 52 24.5
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.9 on the 28th 27.6 on the 21st in 1988 51 20.6
Lucinda Point 28.5 on the 28th 27.3 on the 25th in 1995 31 24.2
Proserpine Airport 25.9 on the 26th 25.6 on the 22nd in 2008 29 19.8
Weipa Aero 28.9 on the 26th 27.0 on the 13th in 2013 27 23.5
Charters Towers Airport 26.6 on the 28th 25.0 on the 1st in 2003 26 20.5
Gladstone Airport 26.0 on the 28th 25.4 on the 24th in 2011 26 20.5
Alva Beach 27.4 on the 26th 27.2 on the 27th in 2008 22 23.5
Coconut Island 28.3 on the 27th 28.2 on the 24th in 2008 22 25.5
St George Airport 28.6 on the 6th 28.2 on the 20th in 2009 22 18.2
Woolshed 26.5 on the 28th 23.1 on the 26th in 2008 21 19.2



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Lockhart River Airport 25.0 = 25.0 in 1995 53 23.1
Kowanyama Airport 25.7 25.6 in 1972 49 24.0
Weipa Aero 24.6 = 24.6 in 2008 26 23.5

Highest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C )
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
Mount Isa Aero 23.2 23.6 in 1991 21.5



Record highest November mean temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Cairns Aero 28.4 28.0 in 2008 76 26.5
Collinsville Post Office 28.4 28.2 in 2001 59 26.7
Mackay M.O 27.1 26.9 in 2005 59 25.5
Lockhart River Airport 29.2 = 29.2 in 2008 53 27.5
Kowanyama Airport 31.7 31.5 in 2016 48 30.2
Mackay Aero 27.1 26.2 in 2008 32 25.0
Lucinda Point 27.2 = 27.2 in 1983 30 26.3
Proserpine Airport 27.6 26.8 in 2008 28 25.7
Weipa Aero 30.6 30.5 in 2008 26 29.6
Charters Towers Airport 29.0 28.8 in 2015 25 27.2
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.8 25.6 in 2005 24 24.5
Tewantin RSL Park 24.0 = 24.0 in 2016 22 22.7
Coconut Island 30.6 = 30.6 in 2011 21 29.3
Woolshed 25.0 = 25.0 in 2015 20 23.7

Highest November mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C )
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.1 27.3 in 1976* 25.6

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




Summary statistics for November 2018

Maximum temperatures
(°C )
Minimum temperatures
(°C )
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2018
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2018
Mean for
November
2018
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2018
Total for
November
2018
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2018
Fraction of
November
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 35.0 +2.0 36.9 23rd 26.1 +0.6 24.5 17th 3.6 57.0 low 6%
Coen Airport 35.9 +1.3 41.6 27th 23.5 +1.2 20.0 18th 48.4 34.1 high 142%
Horn Island 32.7 +0.7 35.1 29th 26.4 +0.7 24.1 23rd 0.2 39.2 v low 1%
Scherger RAAF 36.8 +0.5 38.2 14th 23.9 +0.5 21.3 18th 40.4 95.5 average 42%
Weipa Aero 36.7 +1.0 38.8 15th 24.6 +1.1 22.0 14th 2.6 97.5 lowest 3%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 33.3 +1.5 40.1 27th 25.0 +1.9 21.1 18th 39.4 68.5 average 58%
Palmerville 37.6 +1.5 40.9 27th 22.4 +0.9 17.8 17th 30.6 61.8 average 50%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 37.5 +1.0 42.3 25th 25.2 +1.3 23.0 4th 80.4 42.7 high 188%
Century Mine 39.7 +0.6 42.5 27th 25.2 +1.5 19.4 30th 26.2 50.5 average 52%
Cloncurry Airport 38.7 +0.8 43.6 25th 25.0 +1.7 19.6 29th 24.8 34.0 average 73%
Julia Creek Airport 39.4 +0.4 43.9 25th 24.0 +2.4 15.5 24th 66.0 28.5 v high 232%
Kowanyama Airport 37.8 +1.5 40.1 3rd 25.7 +1.7 22.9 9th 16.8 56.0 low 30%
Lake Julius AWS 38.6   42.2 25th 25.3   19.0 15th 39.4


Mornington Island Airport 33.9   35.8 2nd 27.1   23.4 15th 59.4


Mount Isa Aero 38.1 +1.5 42.3 1st 23.2 +1.7 17.6 24th 50.6 38.4 high 132%
Normanton Airport 37.7 +0.7 40.5 24th 26.5 +1.1 22.9 28th 20.4 42.1 low 48%
Sweers Island 33.5 +0.2 36.5 25th 27.1 +0.6 23.3 21st 82.4 71.0 average 116%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 38.3 +1.6 41.4 30th 23.2 +0.4 16.7 30th 13.6 61.7 low 22%
Hughenden Airport 37.5 +1.0 42.7 25th 22.6 +0.8 13.8 24th 17.4 46.1 low 38%
Richmond Airport 39.3 +1.6 43.5 25th 23.7 +2.1 15.9 24th 2.0 45.3 lowest 4%
Richmond Post Office 38.9 +1.3 42.7 25th 23.7 +2.7 16.3 24th 1.0 30.9 v low 3%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 33.7 +3.0 42.6 26th 23.1 +0.8 19.4 17th 30.8 92.0 low 33%
Cairns Racecourse 33.9   43.6 27th 22.2   18.4 17th 24.2


Cape Flattery 32.9 +1.2 41.9 26th 25.0 +0.7 22.1 22nd 3.8 28.4 average 13%
Cooktown Airport 33.9 +2.3 43.9 27th 24.6 +0.7 20.1 8th 17.8 59.4 average 30%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.8 +1.1 38.9 26th     23.2 3rd 15.2 89.3 low 17%
Mareeba Airport 33.4 +1.8 39.8 26th 19.8 +0.6 17.4 17th 13.0 44.9 average 29%
Walkamin Research Station 32.4 +1.9 38.3 25th 19.2 +0.7 16.0 18th 24.6 73.1 average 34%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 31.3 +0.8 40.0 28th 22.7 +1.6 19.7 13th 30.2 114.5 low 26%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 32.0   38.9 28th 22.0   18.3 18th 14.6


Innisfail 31.7 +2.0 41.0 26th 22.1 +1.2 19.0 15th 83.7 157.2 average 53%
Innisfail Aerodrome 33.2   42.3 27th 20.6   16.8 18th 61.8


Lucinda Point 29.3 +0.9 34.4 28th 25.0 +0.8 22.4 11th 28.4 77.4 average 37%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 33.9   45.2 26th 23.3   20.7 3rd 11.4


South Johnstone Exp Stn 32.5 +2.0 42.2 27th 21.6 +1.0 18.4 18th 74.2 146.3 average 51%
Townsville Aero 32.6 +1.8 41.7 27th 24.0 +1.1 21.8 27th 9.8 57.5 low 17%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.9 +1.2 40.5 28th 24.5 +1.0 21.5 3rd 14.4 59.0 low 24%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 33.5 +2.3 41.9 26th 21.4 +0.8 18.5 13th 53.8 45.0 average 120%
Bowen Airport AWS 32.6   41.1 28th 22.5   19.5 30th 10.8


Collinsville Post Office 36.3 +2.9 41.9 27th 20.4 +0.5 16.8 3rd 25.0 49.9 average 50%
Hamilton Island Airport 29.6 +1.0 34.2 28th 24.1 +0.9 21.5 11th 25.8 85.4 average 30%
Mackay Aero 32.5 +3.0 39.7 26th 21.7 +1.2 18.1 4th 7.4 81.1 low 9%
Mackay M.O 31.5 +2.3 38.2 26th 22.8 +1.0 19.0 4th 15.8 92.4 low 17%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 31.7   40.7 26th 20.7   16.9 4th 5.8


Proserpine Airport 34.7 +3.1 44.9 26th 20.4 +0.6 16.7 5th 7.0 83.7 low 8%
Samuel Hill Aero 30.9 +1.6 37.0 26th 18.1 +0.5 14.1 27th 36.2 69.4 average 52%
St Lawrence 32.7 +2.4 43.5 28th 20.2 -0.1 16.2 25th 22.6 62.6 low 36%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 34.9   41.8 26th 20.7   18.3 3rd 48.8


Williamson 32.1 +1.9 39.5 25th 20.5 +0.6 16.9 9th 8.8 48.3 v low 18%
Woolshed 30.7 +2.5 39.8 27th 20.0 +0.8 17.7 3rd 39.8 61.9 average 64%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.5 +2.0 42.2 28th 22.0 +0.6 18.5 5th 61.2 68.7 average 89%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 36.3 +2.4 41.9 25th 21.5 +1.0 18.6 13th 67.4 63.5 average 106%
Moranbah Airport 36.0   42.3 25th 19.0   14.1 24th 18.8


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 34.2   39.7 25th 18.3   14.0 9th 59.0


Clermont Airport 35.5   41.8 25th 18.9   12.5 24th 12.6


Emerald Airport 35.3 +2.0 41.7 25th 19.6 +0.1 14.9 9th 9.2 52.7 low 17%
Lochington 34.4   40.8 25th 18.5   12.9 24th 18.0


Rolleston Airport 33.5   38.5 28th 17.4   9.3 9th 20.8


Springsure Comet St 32.7 -0.1 38.4 25th     9.8 10th 43.6 64.0 average 68%
Tambo Post Office 34.3 +1.0 39.5 25th 18.2 +1.2 9.0 9th 21.8 46.5 average 47%
Taroom Post Office 33.8 +1.8 40.8 25th 17.3 -0.3 8.3 9th 30.2 72.8 low 41%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 35.9 +1.3 40.5 25th 21.9 +1.5 15.0 23rd 37.2 40.1 average 93%
Blackall Airport 35.7 +0.7 41.4 6th 20.6 +0.5 12.9 23rd 41.8 46.8 average 89%
Isisford Post Office 36.3 +0.5 42.1 6th 21.1 +1.1 13.4 9th 62.0 35.7 high 174%
Longreach Aero 37.3 +1.1 42.4 7th 22.0 +1.9 13.4 24th 20.6 29.0 average 71%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 38.7 +1.1 42.3 7th 24.1 +1.7 17.2 11th 47.0 30.1 high 156%
Carters Bore 37.5   41.1 26th 24.1   17.1 8th 14.8


New May Downs 37.7   42.0 6th 24.0   18.2 8th 26.0


The Monument Airport 38.0 +0.7 43.3 6th 22.7 +1.1 14.7 9th 14.2 30.6 average 46%
Trepell Airport 37.9 +0.3 42.6 6th 22.9 +1.1 15.6 23rd 1.0 27.0 v low 4%
Urandangi Aerodrome 38.8   43.7 2nd 22.3   16.4 10th 14.2


Winton Airport 38.5 +0.5 43.9 6th 23.1 +1.4 14.8 24th 1.2 25.2 v low 5%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 36.2 -0.5 43.4 4th 20.4 -0.4 12.0 23rd 73.0 17.9 v high 408%
Birdsville Airport 35.1 -1.4 44.3 4th 21.4 +0.1 13.1 8th 44.6 18.7 v high 239%
Boulia Airport 37.8 +0.8 42.7 5th 23.7 +2.3 15.6 8th 25.9 21.0 high 123%
Windorah Airport 36.8   43.7 5th 22.6   12.6 23rd 9.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 30.3 +1.8 36.1 26th 18.6 -0.2 14.8 24th 32.0 84.8 low 38%
Gayndah Airport 32.6 +1.0 39.0 28th 16.3 -1.2 10.9 9th 44.8 56.7 average 79%
Gladstone Airport 30.7 +1.8 38.6 28th 21.0 +0.5 17.9 24th 77.8 57.4 high 136%
Gladstone Radar 32.4 +2.4 37.4 25th     18.5 9th 7.2 67.6 v low 11%
Lady Elliot Island 28.9 +1.7 31.3 26th 22.8 +0.9 21.4 14th 14.6 66.1 low 22%
Monto Township 31.7 +0.8 36.8 28th 15.7 -0.5 7.4 9th 65.7 73.2 average 90%
Rockhampton Aero 33.5 +2.3 41.5 25th 20.2 +0.6 16.0 24th 33.6 66.3 low 51%
Seventeen Seventy 28.9 +1.4 32.1 28th 21.5 +0.6 17.4 9th 26.8 73.3 low 37%
Thangool Airport 33.5 +1.7 38.9 28th 16.1 -0.2 11.1 9th



Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 31.6 +2.0 38.0 6th 15.6 -0.7 9.8 10th 34.0 80.9 low 42%
Archerfield Airport 30.3 +1.9 38.2 28th 17.2 0.0 11.0 10th 22.6 98.5 low 23%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.7 +1.0 36.2 6th 15.2 -1.1 10.0 10th 44.8 87.0 low 51%
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.4 +2.0 38.6 28th 16.4 -0.1 12.3 10th 9.8 113.5 v low 9%
Brisbane 29.8 +1.7 37.9 28th 18.9 +0.1 14.1 10th 13.4 95.7 v low 14%
Brisbane Aero 28.4 +1.6 36.5 28th 18.3 0.0 13.2 10th 18.6 94.2 v low 20%
Canungra (Defence) 29.0   35.6 28th 13.4   7.8 10th 31.4


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 +1.8 29.8 26th 20.8 +1.2 18.2 10th 10.6 92.4 v low 11%
Coolangatta 27.4 +1.5 35.8 28th 17.5 -0.6 10.5 24th 37.0 120.9 v low 31%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 28.4 +2.3 33.1 26th 21.1 +0.9 18.0 18th 46.2 87.3 average 53%
Gold Coast Seaway 28.1 +1.3 34.4 28th 18.6 -0.4 14.8 10th 35.8 110.3 low 32%
Greenbank (Defence) 30.9   37.2 28th 15.0   8.6 24th 28.8


Gympie 31.0 +0.8 38.7 28th 16.0 -0.5 10.4 10th 39.2 87.5 low 45%
Hervey Bay Airport 29.2 +1.2 34.5 26th 18.2 -0.9 13.2 24th 46.4 69.0 average 67%
Kingaroy Airport 30.1 +1.0 36.5 5th 13.4 -1.2 8.2 24th 11.0 58.9 low 19%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.1 +1.3 37.8 28th 17.5 +0.1 12.8 10th 28.0 102.2 v low 27%
Maryborough 30.5 +1.2 35.4 26th 17.0 -0.8 11.0 24th 55.4 84.3 average 66%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 29.2 +0.9 38.2 28th 17.4 -0.4 12.7 24th 45.8 105.6 low 43%
Point Lookout 28.1 +1.4 31.2 16th 20.4 +0.5 17.3 10th 76.4 115.5 average 66%
Rainbow Beach 28.7 +1.8 33.2 26th      
37.8 90.4 low 42%
Redcliffe 29.0 +2.1 38.6 28th 19.6 +0.1 14.9 10th 4.6 91.1 v low 5%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 27.8   35.4 28th 17.9   13.9 20th 29.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 29.0 +1.9 35.2 26th 17.7 -0.2 12.6 24th 35.8 83.8 low 43%
Tewantin RSL Park 28.9 +2.3 35.3 28th 19.1 +0.3 14.1 24th 32.2 96.6 low 33%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 29.4   35.5 26th 17.9   12.9 24th 31.4


University of Queensland Gatton 32.4 +2.2 39.9 4th 14.6 -1.4 8.7 10th 21.2 78.5 low 27%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 25.1 +1.2 33.1 6th 11.5 -0.1 7.2 26th 43.6 79.1 low 55%
Dalby Airport 31.4 +1.0 38.9 5th 14.8 -0.8 7.2 24th 14.0 68.9 low 20%
Oakey Aero 30.2 +1.4 38.1 5th 14.7 +0.2 9.8 24th 32.6 75.2 low 43%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.0 +0.7 34.2 5th 11.9 0.0 5.9 23rd 34.2 75.1 low 46%
Texas Post Office 31.6 +1.1 40.7 6th 15.7 +0.7 9.9 23rd 52.4 67.3 average 78%
Toowoomba Airport 27.5 +1.3 36.1 5th 15.1 +0.3 10.4 9th 57.8 75.8 low 76%
Warwick 29.4 +1.4 36.8 6th 13.8 +0.1 8.9 26th 19.6 85.2 lowest 23%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 32.4 +1.1 39.3 5th 16.4 -0.7 8.2 9th 23.0 51.6 low 45%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 32.1 +0.5 39.0 25th 15.6 -0.4 6.9 10th 29.2 72.5 low 40%
Mitchell Post Office      
16.7 +0.6 7.5 9th 48.0 57.6 average 83%
Roma Airport 34.0 +2.0 41.5 6th 16.6 -0.6 6.5 9th 31.6 59.4 average 53%
St George Airport 32.9 +0.7 43.1 6th 18.7 +0.5 9.7 9th 72.8 59.8 average 122%
Surat 32.9 +0.9 41.4 5th 17.8 +0.7 9.4 9th 94.4 54.7 high 173%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 33.5 +0.6 42.7 6th 19.6 +2.3 9.7 9th 51.8 41.3 high 125%
Charleville Aero 34.4 +1.5 42.4 6th 20.1 +2.2 11.0 23rd 47.8 43.4 high 110%
Cunnamulla Post Office 33.6 +0.7 42.3 5th 19.8 +1.6 11.4 8th 35.2 30.4 average 116%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 34.2 -1.3 42.5 4th 21.1 +0.2 12.3 8th 49.4 26.7 high 185%
Thargomindah Airport 34.1 -0.2 43.4 5th 21.1 +0.5 13.1 8th 38.4 33.7 high 114%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 28.4 +1.3 35.2 26th 22.5 +1.0 20.7 13th 6.8 83.7 v low 8%
Willis Island 30.7 +0.8 32.5 25th 25.9 +1.2 24.1 18th 3.0 38.8 low 8%

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 8 am on Monday 3 December 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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