Queensland in March 2019: Well above average rainfall in western to central Queensland from ex-tropical cyclone Trevor

Heavy rain was recorded in parts of western to central Queensland, as the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Trevor tracked across the State in the last week of the month. Heavy falls were also recorded earlier in the month along the north tropical coast, Cape York Peninsula and Gulf Country when Trevor made landfall. Temperatures were warmer than usual overall for Queensland in March, for mean, maximum and minimum temperature. Hot days were recorded in the first half of the month, as a hot and dry air mass lingered over southern Queensland.

Record rainfall in western Queensland

  • Rainfall in Queensland was 45 % above average, and around 40 mm above the long-term average of 90 mm
  • Rainfall was well above average in much of northern, and western to central Queensland, and record high in some places; the high rainfall totals were associated with the passage tropical cyclone Trevor
  • Above average rainfall was also recorded in some central to southern, and southeastern parts of Queensland
  • Coastal showers brought light falls to the east coast at the start of the month
  • From the 7th, a surface trough spanning the northwest to southern interior of Queensland, combined with an upper level disturbance and produced thunderstorms and showers over the north tropical to central coasts and adjacent inland districts in Queensland.
  • Showers and thunderstorms generated moderate falls along much of Queensland's east coast, southern interior and Cape York Peninsula
  • From the 15th to 19th, a series of upper-level troughs combined with a surface trough in the east, generating moderate to locally heavier falls in areas of central to southeast Queensland

Severe tropical cyclone Trevor

  • By 18 March, an embedded tropical low on the monsoon trough in the Coral Sea tracked towards the eastern Cape York Peninsula and quickly intensified into tropical cyclone Trevor, with moderate falls reported on the southern flank of the system
  • Severe tropical cyclone Trevor made landfall on the afternoon of 19 March, just south of Lockhart River as a category 3 system. Trevor tracked across the far north of the Cape York Peninsula, and generated heavy falls in the Cape, and along the north tropical coast
  • Trevor had re-intensified to a category 4 strength system over the Gulf of Carpentaria on 22 March. Severe tropical cyclone Trevor tracked towards the Carpentaria coast of the Northern Territory, and made landfall south of Port McArthur, generating heavy falls.
  • After Trevor made landfall, the system weakened to an ex-tropical cyclone, and continued to track south through the east of the Northern Territory, producing widespread moderate to locally heavy falls from western to central Queensland
  • The system was located over central western Queensland on 27 March, and an upper level trough interacted with ex-tropical cyclone Trevor. As the remnants of Trevor tracked east-southeast over central Queensland, widespread moderate falls were recorded from western Queensland through to the Central Highlands, extending into southern and southeastern parts of the State
  • Some sites had their highest March daily rainfall on record or their highest total March rainfall on record or highest total March rainfall in several decades

Temperatures

  • The mean maximum temperature was 1.62 °C above average for the State as a whole. Mean minimum temperature was 2.03 °C above average, and the third-warmest on recrod for March. Mean temperature for Queensland was 1.83 °C above average, and the fifth-warmest on record for March.
  • Daytime temperatures were warmer than average in the southeast half of the State, with record warm daytime temperatures reported in the South East Coast District and some sites had their highest March mean daily maximum temperature on record or their highest in several decades
  • Overnight temperatures were warmer than average across most of the State except in the northwest; some areas in the southeast interior reported their highest March mean daily minimum temperature on record or their highest March mean daily minimum temperature in several decades
  • Mean temperatures were above average across southern Queensland, and record warm in the southeastern quarter of the State; some sites had their highest March mean temperature on record or their highest in several decades
  • Very hot days and very warm nights were recorded in the first three weeks of the month, with some sites recording their highest March temperature on record or their warmest March night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record
  • From available records, it was the first time a site had recorded a daily maximum temperature at or above 40 °C in the South East Coast District in March. On 11 March, Gatton recorded a maximum temperature of 40.0 °C and the following day, 41.1 °C . Numerous sites in the South East Coast District exceeded a daily maximum temperature of 40 °C , including Amberley with 41.3 °C , Beaudesert with 40.2 °C and Archerfield with 40.2 °C
  • Several other sites had their highest March temperature on record including Kingaroy with 37.7 °C , Gayndah with 40.5 °C , Barcaldine with 42.5 °C and Emerald with 41.7 °C
  • Several locations in the central west and southeast reported a record run of days at or above 40 °C in March. Isisford Post Office a had record run of five consecutive days at or above 40 °C from 10 to 14 March (previous record was four days ending 21 March 2015), Longreach Aero with five days at or above 40 °C from 11 to 15 March (previous record was four days ending 21 March 2015),Taroom with three days at or above 40 °C from 11 to 13 March (previous record was two days ending 20 March 2015)
  • Temperatures eased across western to central, and southern Queensland at the end of the month, due to thick cloudband associated with ex-tropical cyclone Trevor with a few sites reporting their coolest, or equal-coolest daily March maximum temperature on record

Severe thunderstorms

  • On 12 March, severe thunderstorms produced wind gusts up to 109 km/hr at Cloncurry, 98 km/hr gust at Rockhampton, and 93 km/hr gust at Hughenden
  • Wind gusts up to 91 km/hr were reported at Gayndah Airport, with trees downed and carports damaged
  • Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rainfall around Gladstone (including 69 mm in 30 minutes at Gladstone Radar), with flooded houses from leaving rooves, and trees down around Calliope

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Extremes in March 2019
Hottest day 44.1 °C at Bedourie on the 11th
Warmest days on average 37.2 °C at Bedourie
Coolest days on average 27.1 °C at Woolshed
Coldest day 17.7 °C at Toowoomba Airport on the 27th
Coldest night 6.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 31st
Coolest nights on average 15.0 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.6 °C at Sweers Island
Warmest night 30.7 °C at Ballera Gas Field on the 23rd
Warmest on average overall 30.7 °C at Century Mine
Coolest on average overall 21.1 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1022.6 mm at Whyanbeel Valley
Wettest day 302.0 mm at Lockhart River Airport on the 20th
Strongest wind gust 137 km/h at Lockhart River Airport on the 19th

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Record highest March daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Isisford Post Office 146.4 on the 27th 142.2 on the 29th in 1890 133
Aurukun Shire Council 210.8 on the 21st 167.0 on the 22nd in 1985 102
Peakvale Station 86.0 on the 28th 84.0 on the 10th in 1977 86
Springleigh 141.2 on the 27th 123.4 on the 9th in 1965 79
Mahrigong 94.0 on the 28th 93.5 on the 10th in 1955 72
Lockhart River Airport 302.0 on the 20th 268.2 on the 4th in 1969 62
Minnie Downs 126.0 on the 26th 109.5 on the 31st in 1964 62
Winvic 152.0 on the 28th 92.0 on the 4th in 2013 57
Wansey Downs 79.4 on the 27th 78.0 on the 4th in 2018 53
Talagai 169.2 on the 16th 100.0 on the 3rd in 1994 51
Jochmus 129.0 on the 28th 101.0 on the 10th in 1979 50
Monogorilby - Home 84.2 on the 31st 81.0 on the 5th in 2017 37
Albro Station 143.0 on the 28th 95.0 on the 11th in 1979 36
Alderley Station 45.0 on the 27th 44.4 on the 4th in 2012 31
Islay Plains 101.0 on the 28th 81.0 on the 10th in 1994 27
Gold Coast Seaway 159.0 on the 18th 122.0 on the 10th in 2001 25
Piccaninny Plains Station 150.0 on the 19th 149.0 on the 11th in 2005 23
Mackunda Downs 139.4 on the 27th 77.2 on the 19th in 2011 21



Record highest March total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Winvic 237.2 216.0 in 1990 56 66.1
Piccaninny Plains Station 713.0 416.8 in 2004 23 307.8

Highest March total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
March
Mundurin Station 152.5 324.8 in 1950* 37.5
Marion Downs 125.0 127.5 in 1956* 21.2
Nive Downs 235.4 429.3 in 1956* 57.8
Minnie Downs 298.5 318.3 in 1956* 67.7
Barcaldine Post Office 187.5 357.1 in 1963 60.3
Isisford Post Office 204.6 248.3 in 1963 60.3
Springleigh 224.6 304.8 in 1963 59.3
Woleebee Nevasa 158.0 171.7 in 1963* 55.5
Albro Station 190.0 197.0 in 1979* 47.6
Rewan Station 228.8 345.6 in 1990 87.1
Bauhinia Downs Store 172.2 224.8 in 1994 65.1
Alderley 225.0 280.1 in 1994* 140.5
Ulcanbah 233.8 254.8 in 1997* 68.1

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



Record highest March temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Amberley AMO 41.3 on the 12th 38.9 on the 11th in 2007 78 29.4
Barcaldine Post Office 42.5 on the 13th 42.2 on the 20th in 2015 58 33.3
Double Island Point Lighthouse 33.7 on the 12th = 33.7 on the 8th in 2001 58 26.8
Springsure Comet St 40.3 on the 12th 40.2 on the 12th in 2007 54 31.6
University of Queensland Gatton 41.1 on the 12th 39.5 on the 14th in 1998 54 29.6
Archerfield Airport 40.2 on the 12th 38.7 on the 11th in 2007 44 28.8
Emerald Airport 41.7 on the 12th 40.8 on the 12th in 2007 27 32.8
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 38.9 on the 12th 37.5 on the 5th in 2015 27 28.5
Weipa Aero 34.7 on the 10th = 34.7 on the 12th in 2016 27 31.8
Warwick 37.4 on the 11th 37.2 on the 14th in 1998 24 27.8
Coconut Island 35.8 on the 8th 35.7 on the 13th in 2016 22 31.6



Record lowest March daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Tambo Post Office 21.1 on the 27th = 21.1 on the 26th in 1990 63 32.5
Tewantin RSL Park 22.7 on the 27th = 22.7 on the 31st in 2005 24 27.5
Toowoomba Airport 17.7 on the 27th 18.0 on the 12th in 2003 23 26.1
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.4 on the 27th 22.0 on the 12th in 2003 21 28.6
Brisbane 22.8 on the 27th = 22.8 on the 12th in 2003 20 29.1



Record highest March mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 28.1 = 28.1 in 2016 108 26.1
Archerfield Airport 31.6 31.3 in 1998 43 28.8
Coolangatta 28.7 = 28.7 in 2017 30 27.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 30.4 30.3 in 1998 26 28.5
Rainbow Beach 29.3 29.2 in 2001 26 27.9
Tewantin RSL Park 29.3 29.0 in 2015 23 27.5
Point Lookout 30.0 29.9 in 2017 22 28.7
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.8 30.2 in 2015 20 28.6

Highest March mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C )
Most recent
higher
Average for
March
Amberley AMO 32.3 33.2 in 1998 29.4
Applethorpe 27.3 28.9 in 1998 24.0
Brisbane Aero 29.3 29.4 in 1998 28.0
Bundaberg Aero 31.3 31.5 in 1998 29.2
Double Island Point Lighthouse 29.3 29.5 in 1998 26.8
St George Airport 34.5 35.7 in 1998 32.0
Texas Post Office 33.4 34.9 in 1998 31.2
Gympie 31.4 31.5 in 1998* 29.3
University of Queensland Gatton 32.7 33.7 in 1998* 29.6
Warwick 30.5 31.3 in 1998* 27.8

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




Record highest March daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Bollon Mary St 28.8 on the 25th 28.6 on the 15th in 1989 63 18.3
Taroom Post Office 26.7 on the 12th 24.9 on the 14th in 2017 63 18.3
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.2 on the 24th 28.5 on the 14th in 1989 60 18.9
Surat 25.6 on the 10th 25.4 on the 3rd in 2018 56 17.9
Texas Post Office 24.9 on the 25th 23.4 on the 21st in 2015 48 16.0
Roma Airport 26.4 on the 12th 24.8 on the 3rd in 2007 27 17.4
Warwick 22.8 on the 26th 21.7 on the 21st in 2015 24 15.2
Miles Constance Street 25.2 on the 12th 24.0 on the 21st in 2015 22 17.9
St George Airport 27.1 on the 10th 27.0 on the 3rd in 2018 22 18.8
Thargomindah Airport 29.9 on the 23rd = 29.9 on the 1st in 2016 20 21.6



Record lowest March temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Toowoomba Airport 9.3 on the 31st 10.2 on the 24th in 2012 23 16.4



Record highest March mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 23.2 = 23.2 in 1925 111 21.7
Charleville Aero 21.9 21.7 in 1989 76 18.8
Surat 20.6 20.2 in 2007 73 17.9
Taroom Post Office 20.9 20.8 in 2017 66 18.3
Injune Post Office 19.8 19.1 in 2007 51 16.6
Texas Post Office 19.1 18.3 in 2017 47 16.0
Oakey Aero 18.5 18.4 in 2017 45 15.8
Warwick 17.0 16.9 in 2017 23 15.2
Miles Constance Street 19.9 19.4 in 2016 21 17.9

Highest March mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C )
Most recent
higher
Average for
March
Tambo Post Office 21.2 21.5 in 1933 17.6
Mitchell Post Office 19.8 20.0 in 1956* 16.8
Lockhart River Airport 24.3 24.8 in 1988* 23.5

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




Record highest March mean temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 26.7 = 26.7 in 1998 111 25.1
University of Queensland Gatton 26.2 26.1 in 1998 97 23.4
Amberley AMO 26.0 25.6 in 2017 77 23.6
Surat 27.2 27.1 in 2007 73 24.9
Taroom Post Office 27.8 = 27.8 in 2016 66 25.0
Injune Post Office 26.8 26.3 in 2015 51 23.7
Applethorpe 21.1 = 21.1 in 1998 50 18.7
Texas Post Office 26.4 25.6 in 1998 47 23.6
Oakey Aero 24.9 24.4 in 2007 45 22.3
Archerfield Airport 26.0 25.9 in 2017 43 23.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.5 = 25.5 in 2017 26 23.8
Roma Airport 27.0 = 27.0 in 2007 26 24.5
Thangool Airport 27.0 26.7 in 2017 26 25.0
Tewantin RSL Park 25.6 25.5 in 2017 23 24.2
Warwick 23.8 23.1 in 2015 23 21.5
Miles Constance Street 26.5 = 26.5 in 2015 21 24.6
St George Airport 27.7 27.6 in 2007 21 25.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.4 25.2 in 2017 20 23.6

Highest March mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C )
Most recent
higher
Average for
March
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.1 26.2 in 1998 24.3



Summary statistics for March 2019

Maximum temperatures
(°C )
Minimum temperatures
(°C )
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2019
Diff
from
average
Highest for
March
2019
Mean for
March
2019
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
March
2019
Total for
March
2019
Average
for
March
Rank of
March
2019
Fraction of
March
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.0 +0.4 35.8 8th 25.9 +0.2 24.0 23rd 270.0 288.1 average 94%
Coen Airport 31.9 +0.4 34.1 17th 23.8 +0.4 21.5 8th 338.4 268.1 average 126%
Horn Island 30.6 +0.1 31.9 10th 25.6 +0.6 24.0 12th 277.2 351.3 low 79%
Scherger RAAF 32.2 +0.1 34.7 10th 24.0 +0.3 22.6 8th 570.0 348.7 high 163%
Weipa Aero 31.7 -0.1 34.7 10th 24.3 +0.4 23.0 8th



South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.8 +0.2 33.8 28th 24.3 +0.8 22.9 8th 646.0 450.6 high 143%
Palmerville 32.3 0.0 35.1 16th 22.5 +0.5 19.0 1st 162.2 180.5 average 90%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.5 +1.1 40.3 7th 24.8 +0.9 22.9 31st 101.6 146.6 average 69%
Century Mine 36.9 +0.7 41.6 12th 24.4 +0.8 21.0 18th 43.4 78.7 average 55%
Cloncurry Airport 35.9 +0.1 41.3 12th 23.7 +0.8 17.4 17th 72.2 79.0 high 91%
Julia Creek Airport 35.6 -0.8 40.2 12th 21.7 +0.4 16.1 31st 87.4 78.7 average 111%
Kowanyama Airport 33.5 +0.7 35.5 6th 24.5 +0.7 22.1 14th 302.6 239.6 high 126%
Lake Julius AWS 35.7   41.6 13th 24.1   18.5 31st 21.2


Mornington Island Airport 32.2   35.5 7th 25.6   21.3 8th 392.2


Mount Isa Aero 35.2 +0.8 41.2 12th 21.9 +0.1 14.1 18th 31.2 65.4 average 48%
Normanton Airport 34.7 +0.7 38.1 7th 25.1 +0.5 23.0 9th 55.8 139.8 average 40%
Sweers Island 32.1 -0.1 35.7 6th 26.6 +0.6 23.5 8th 319.7 248.2 average 129%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.3 -0.1 38.2 12th 22.8 +0.8 20.7 6th 163.2 147.6 average 111%
Hughenden Airport 34.5 0.0 38.0 12th 22.6 +1.0 18.5 31st 23.4 34.2 average 68%
Richmond Airport 35.0 -0.6 38.3 12th 21.5 +0.2 17.3 31st 8.4 64.0 low 13%
Richmond Post Office 35.4 +0.5 38.8 12th 22.7 +1.9 18.2 17th 36.2 62.3 average 58%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.6 0.0 32.4 14th 23.9 +0.8 22.3 22nd 314.6 413.9 average 76%
Cairns Racecourse 30.7   32.4 13th 23.5   21.5 12th 365.2


Cape Flattery 31.2 +0.1 32.6 14th 25.0 +0.4 22.4 23rd 142.0 384.3 v low 37%
Cooktown Airport 30.5 0.0 32.8 28th 24.1 +0.3 22.5 23rd 522.6 392.9 high 133%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.5 -0.3 33.0 6th 25.1 0.0 22.4 22nd 657.4 439.9 high 149%
Mareeba Airport 29.7 -0.1 33.1 6th 20.9 +0.3 18.6 5th 104.6 163.8 average 64%
Walkamin Research Station 28.9 +0.8 32.0 13th 20.2 +0.6 18.0 12th 162.4 209.7 average 77%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cowley Beach (Defence) 30.2   31.7 16th 23.8   22.0 12th 330.2


Innisfail 30.2 +0.4 32.2 6th 22.4 +0.2 20.7 4th 584.5 663.9 average 88%
Innisfail Aerodrome 30.5   32.7 6th 22.7   20.1 12th 485.4


Lucinda Point 29.5 -0.2 32.0 6th 24.9 +0.1 22.6 31st 301.2 176.0 high 171%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 30.2   32.5 7th 23.0   21.1 7th 253.2


South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.1 +0.2 32.4 16th 23.3 +1.2 21.6 12th 477.4 610.2 average 78%
Townsville Aero 31.2 +0.5 33.1 15th 24.2 +1.2 21.6 7th 234.6 194.5 average 121%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 31.0   34.8 12th 21.2   18.4 4th 67.4


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.3 -0.3 31.0 18th 24.6 +1.4 21.7 2nd 123.0 145.1 average 85%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.2 +0.3 32.9 14th 22.8 +1.3 20.9 13th 168.8 155.0 average 109%
Bowen Airport AWS 31.4   32.7 21st 23.7   21.4 11th 100.6


Collinsville Post Office 32.4 +0.4 34.9 20th 21.8 +1.7 18.4 1st 78.8 97.3 average 81%
Hamilton Island Airport 29.5 +0.9 31.0 13th 24.8 +0.6 23.0 3rd 134.8 250.8 low 54%
Mackay Aero 30.0 +0.7 31.9 30th 23.0 +0.9 21.4 11th 228.2 260.4 average 88%
Mackay M.O 29.9 +1.2 32.6 15th 23.5 +1.1 21.7 3rd 220.6 284.0 average 78%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 30.0   31.7 14th 22.6   21.1 11th 213.4


Proserpine Airport 30.4 +0.2 33.0 12th 22.6 +1.0 20.8 3rd 262.0 216.5 high 121%
Samuel Hill Aero 30.4 +1.2 33.9 13th 21.3 +0.5 18.7 24th 150.8 221.3 average 68%
St Lawrence 31.5 +0.7 33.2 7th 22.5 +0.8 20.0 1st 70.6 150.0 average 47%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 31.3   34.6 12th 20.8   17.6 3rd 87.4


Williamson 32.1 +1.7 34.1 13th 22.2 +0.6 18.8 24th 59.6 127.7 average 47%
Woolshed 27.1 -0.6 29.3 15th 20.6 +0.8 17.0 7th 338.8 155.0 high 219%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.1 +0.7 30.3 26th 23.2 +0.6 21.2 3rd 128.0 131.4 average 97%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.4 +0.4 37.0 12th 20.9 -0.1 18.9 4th 58.6 75.8 average 77%
Moranbah Airport 33.5   40.1 12th 21.3   19.1 1st 145.6


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 33.7   40.9 12th 21.4   18.9 4th 179.6


Clermont Airport 33.5   40.4 12th 21.3   18.8 24th 225.4


Emerald Airport 34.1 +1.3 41.7 12th 22.2 +1.8 20.0 31st 134.2 60.2 high 223%
Lochington 34.3   42.2 12th 21.7   18.3 31st 106.2


Rolleston Airport 33.5   40.3 13th 20.9   16.9 31st 118.4


Springsure Comet St 33.3 +1.7 40.3 12th 21.0 +2.1 17.4 31st 133.6 71.0 high 188%
Tambo Post Office 33.9 +1.4 39.5 12th 21.2 +3.6 12.9 31st 171.6 60.0 v high 286%
Taroom Post Office 34.6 +2.9 41.7 13th 20.9 +2.6 13.8 31st 126.0 64.0 high 197%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 35.4 +2.1 42.5 13th 23.8 +2.9 17.2 31st 187.5 60.3 v high 311%
Blackall Airport 35.4 +1.5 42.0 12th 22.9 +2.7 14.8 31st 199.6 47.8 v high 418%
Isisford Post Office 36.4 +2.1 43.1 12th 22.8 +2.4 13.2 31st 204.6 60.3 v high 339%
Longreach Aero 36.7 +2.0 43.0 12th 22.7 +2.3 16.0 31st 89.6 55.0 high 163%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.6 +1.3 42.6 12th 23.2 +1.4 16.9 31st 60.6 55.8 average 109%
Carters Bore 34.8   41.3 12th 23.6   15.4 31st 71.6


New May Downs 34.8   40.0 12th 22.9   15.8 31st 28.2


The Monument Airport 35.2 -0.5 42.1 12th 22.2 +0.3 12.9 31st 158.8 51.1 high 311%
Trepell Airport 35.0 -0.9 40.9 12th 21.8 -0.1 12.6 31st 212.4 55.2 high 385%
Winton Airport 35.8 +0.1 40.8 12th 21.5 +0.1 16.0 31st 157.6 69.0 high 228%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 37.2 +1.3 44.1 11th 21.8 0.0 17.1 4th 54.4 27.4 high 199%
Birdsville Airport 36.1 +0.3 43.2 11th 22.4 +0.4 12.9 31st 27.8 34.8 high 80%
Boulia Airport 36.2 +0.7 43.1 12th 23.7 +1.8 14.8 31st 86.7 36.7 v high 236%
Windorah Airport 35.8   43.0 11th 23.5   16.0 31st 45.0


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 31.3 +2.1 34.5 13th 21.4 +1.3 18.6 31st 81.4 112.9 average 72%
Gayndah Airport 33.5 +2.3 40.5 12th 20.5 +1.5 15.1 31st 165.6 73.5 high 225%
Gladstone Airport 30.8 +1.0 34.0 12th 22.8 +1.0 20.2 13th 115.6 113.6 average 102%
Lady Elliot Island 30.1 +1.8 31.6 16th 24.4 +0.9 21.9 9th 49.4 124.2 low 40%
Monto Township 32.6 +2.6 37.9 13th 19.3 +1.9 15.8 3rd 107.9 79.3 average 136%
Rockhampton Aero 33.0 +2.5 39.3 12th 22.5 +1.6 20.4 3rd 45.4 104.6 average 43%
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 30.1 +1.6 31.9 20th 23.2 +1.5 20.2 28th 150.2 157.4 average 95%
Seventeen Seventy 29.8 +1.5 31.7 22nd 22.8 +1.2 20.2 31st 119.3 142.6 average 84%
Thangool Airport 33.8 +1.8 39.3 12th 20.1 +2.2 17.1 10th 77.0 63.6 average 121%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 32.3 +2.9 41.3 12th 19.6 +1.8 10.4 31st 99.0 85.7 average 116%
Archerfield Airport 31.6 +2.8 40.2 12th 20.3 +1.8 13.9 31st 174.6 127.5 high 137%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 31.1 +2.0 36.5 13th 19.4 +1.6 14.3 31st 211.8 128.9 high 164%
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.8 +2.2 36.4 12th 19.9 +1.2 12.7 31st 202.0 176.4 average 115%
Brisbane 31.2 +2.1 37.7 12th 21.5 +1.4 15.3 31st 181.0 115.3 v high 157%
Brisbane Aero 29.3 +1.3 34.0 12th 21.2 +1.5 13.0 31st 147.0 112.1 average 131%
Canungra (Defence) 29.8   38.6 12th 18.3   9.6 31st 194.0


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 28.1 +2.0 30.3 9th 22.5 +1.3 16.6 31st 156.8 175.2 average 89%
Coolangatta 28.7 +1.4 32.4 23rd 20.9 +1.1 13.5 31st 235.0 186.1 average 126%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 29.3 +2.5 33.7 12th 22.9 +1.1 18.5 31st 129.8 162.4 average 80%
Gold Coast Seaway 29.2 +1.3 35.6 12th 21.9 +1.0 14.9 31st 391.8 134.5 v high 291%
Greenbank (Defence) 31.5   40.9 12th 19.2   11.6 31st 131.6


Gympie 31.4 +2.1 37.8 13th 20.2 +2.0 12.1 31st 163.4 144.7 average 113%
Hervey Bay Airport 29.8 +0.7 32.0 14th 21.5 +0.8 17.7 31st 223.8 135.4 high 165%
Kingaroy Airport 30.6 +2.4 38.2 13th 17.9 +1.7 9.7 31st 118.6 69.5 high 171%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 30.4 +1.9 38.9 12th 20.8 +1.6 17.6 24th 191.5 134.3 high 143%
Maryborough 31.5 +2.2 37.0 13th 20.4 +1.0 16.8 31st 210.4 157.6 high 134%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 29.9 +2.0 35.8 12th 21.0 +1.3 16.0 31st 257.2 274.8 average 94%
Point Lookout 30.0 +1.3 32.3 21st 22.5 +0.6 16.6 31st 106.9 132.5 average 81%
Rainbow Beach 29.3 +1.4 32.2 12th      
228.4 151.8 high 150%
Redcliffe 29.3 +1.5 33.8 12th 22.0 +1.2 14.4 31st 219.8 138.2 high 159%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 29.1   32.6 12th 20.9   13.9 31st 205.0


Sunshine Coast Airport 29.0 +1.1 33.8 12th 21.6 +1.5 14.1 31st 319.0 173.7 high 184%
Tewantin RSL Park 29.3 +1.8 34.0 12th 21.9 +1.0 14.6 31st 218.2 218.1 average 100%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 29.9   34.0 12th 21.0   15.3 31st 234.6


University of Queensland Gatton 32.7 +3.1 41.1 12th 19.3 +2.0 13.5 31st 107.8 79.6 high 135%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 27.3 +3.3 32.5 11th 15.0 +1.6 6.5 31st 51.8 71.4 average 73%
Dalby Airport 31.7 +1.5 38.4 13th 18.6 +2.1 10.2 31st 93.6 58.7 high 159%
Oakey Aero 31.2 +2.5 37.9 12th 18.5 +2.7 10.7 31st 70.0 51.4 average 136%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade      
15.4 +1.5 6.4 31st 50.1 66.7 average 75%
Texas Post Office 33.4 +2.2 37.5 13th 19.1 +3.1 10.6 31st 44.0 56.6 average 78%
Toowoomba Airport 28.1 +2.0 35.5 12th 17.6 +1.2 9.3 31st 199.4 86.4 v high 231%
Warwick 30.5 +2.7 37.4 11th 17.0 +1.8 9.4 31st 96.2 69.8 high 138%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 33.1 +1.7 39.2 13th 19.9 +2.0 12.2 31st 152.0 59.0 v high 258%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 33.8 +2.9 40.8 11th 19.8 +3.2 10.3 31st 66.4 63.0 average 105%
Mitchell Post Office 33.7 +2.6 39.6 11th 19.8 +3.0 10.6 31st 25.1 61.4 average 41%
Roma Airport 34.3 +2.7 40.5 11th 19.8 +2.4 11.6 31st 62.4 58.1 average 107%
St George Airport 34.5 +2.5 40.5 10th 20.6 +1.8 11.2 31st 21.2 46.8 average 45%
Surat 33.8 +2.0 39.5 11th 20.6 +2.7 10.4 31st 66.8 58.9 average 113%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 33.7 +1.6 40.6 11th 21.1 +2.8 9.6 31st 39.0 49.1 average 79%
Charleville Aero 34.4 +2.3 40.7 11th 21.9 +3.1 10.0 31st 129.8 59.4 high 219%
Cunnamulla Post Office 34.7 +2.3 41.2 11th 21.6 +2.7 10.7 31st 10.6 41.0 average 26%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 36.0 +1.1 42.7 10th 22.6 +0.9 13.0 31st 22.0 25.7 average 86%
Thargomindah Airport 35.3 +1.4 41.7 10th 22.8 +1.2 13.4 31st 16.2 38.1 average 43%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 28.5 +0.9 30.4 26th 23.6 +0.7 20.8 3rd 95.4 187.8 average 51%
Willis Island 30.2 +0.3 31.0 15th 25.8 +0.3 24.2 30th 154.6 206.3 average 75%

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 1 April 2019. 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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