Queensland in January 2020: second-warmest January on record; wet in the north

Queensland had its second-warmest January on record in terms of mean temperature. Both mean maximum and mean minimum temperature were warmer than usual.

Rainfall was above to well above average from the northwest to the central interior of the State, and in some parts of the southeast. Below average rainfall was reported in the far north and areas of the Capricornia to Wide Bay coasts, and in the far southwest.

Tropical low and troughs produced widespread falls

  • Rainfall was above to well above average from the northwest to central interior, and in parts of the south and southeast of Queensland
  • Below average rainfall was reported in the far north and areas of the Capricornia to Wide Bay coasts, and in the far southwest
  • Tropical low-pressure systems and surface troughs led to moderate falls in the north and east of the State during the month
  • Moist onshore flow produced moderate to locally heavy falls around the Cape York Peninsula and north tropical coast during the first half of the month
  • A tropical low in the Gulf of Carpentaria and a monsoon trough produced moderate to heavy falls in the northern tropics, with extremely heavy falls about the north tropical to Burdekin coasts
  • A number of site had their highest January daily rainfall on record or their highest total January rainfall for several decades

Second-warmest January on record in terms of mean temperature

  • Queensland had its second-warmest January on record in terms of mean temperature, and 2.38 °C above average (record is 2.46 °C in 2019)
  • The State's mean maximum temperature was seventh-warmest and 2.27 °C above average, and the mean minimum temperature was second-warmest and 2.48 °C above average
  • Maximum temperatures were persistently warm across most of the State for the first half of the month, then cooler than usual in areas where showers and thunderstorms brought moderate falls
  • Some sites had very warm daytime temperatures on the 19th, especially around the northern tropics. Cooktown and Mareeba had their hottest January day in 20 years
  • Minimum temperatures were warmer than usual throughout almost the entire State, with very much above average temperatures across large parts of Queensland
  • Minimum temperatures were warmer than usual across  much of western and southern inland Queensland during the first half of the month, with warmer than usual nights across southern districts again from the 20th to the end of January
  • A number of sites had their highest January mean daily minimum temperature on record or their highest January mean daily minimum temperature in several decades
  • There were some warm nights at individual locations, and some sites had their warmest January night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record
  • Some sites, including Lockhart River, Rockhampton and Surat had their highest January mean temperature on record

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Extremes in January 2020
Hottest day 47.1 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 10th
Warmest days on average 41.2 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average 27.8 °C at Frederick Reef
Coldest day 20.7 °C at Applethorpe on the 12th and at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, both on the 12th
Coldest night 13.9 °C at Applethorpe on the 4th
Coolest nights on average 16.9 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 27.7 °C at Thargomindah Airport
Warmest night 33.3 °C at Cunnamulla Post Office on the 10th
Warmest on average overall 34.3 °C at Thargomindah Airport
Coolest on average overall 23.5 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 607.0 mm at Daintree Village
Wettest day 327.8 mm at Ayr DPI Research Stn on the 28th
Strongest wind gust 102 km/h at Holmes Reef on the 17th

Maps

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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
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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
Warnambool Downs 205.0 on the 26th 176.5 on the 13th in 1951 86
Ayr DPI Research Stn 327.8 on the 28th 189.6 on the 12th in 1998 68
Innot Hot Springs Township 135.0 on the 25th 127.2 on the 25th in 2012 64
Miami Bardon Ave 305.6 on the 18th 214.0 on the 26th in 1974 52
Theodore 90.2 on the 17th 88.4 on the 27th in 2007 51
Sunbury 89.0 on the 27th 84.0 on the 15th in 1984 46
Coolangatta 205.6 on the 18th 196.6 on the 20th in 2006 37
Gold Coast Seaway 254.8 on the 18th 178.2 on the 25th in 2012 26
Alva Beach 275.4 on the 28th 189.2 on the 27th in 2006 22



Highest January total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Warnambool Downs 391.2 494.3 in 1918* 74.2
Woodbine Station 255.2 286.8 in 1991* 107.1

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




Record highest January temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Cooktown Airport 38.7 on the 19th 38.6 on the 30th in 2013 20 32.0
Mareeba Airport 38.4 on the 19th 38.0 on the 3rd in 2018 20 31.2



Record highest January mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Lockhart River Airport 33.6 33.4 in 2016 54 31.7
Seventeen Seventy 31.7 31.1 in 2019 32 29.5
Toowoomba Airport 30.8 = 30.8 in 2019 23 28.4
Woolshed 30.7 30.0 in 2002 21 28.6

Highest January mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Charters Towers Airport 36.4 37.8 in 1994 33.8



Record highest January daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Longreach Aero 32.5 on the 12th 31.8 on the 14th in 2018 53 23.2
Kowanyama Airport 29.8 on the 19th 28.4 on the 25th in 2013 51 24.4
Gladstone Airport 27.5 on the 23rd = 27.5 on the 28th in 1998 27 23.1
Horn Island 29.0 on the 20th 28.7 on the 17th in 2016 25 25.2
Woolshed 24.3 on the 20th 24.0 on the 11th in 2002 22 20.8



Record highest January mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Richmond Post Office 25.8 25.6 in 2019 126 23.1
Mitchell Post Office 23.7 23.3 in 2006 100 20.1
Rockhampton Aero 24.1 23.7 in 1982 80 22.2
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 17.6 17.4 in 1973 76 15.6
Surat 24.5 24.3 in 2017 74 20.8
Taroom Post Office 23.4 = 23.4 in 2017 67 20.7
South Johnstone Exp Stn 23.8 = 23.8 in 2017 66 22.6
Lockhart River Airport 24.9 24.6 in 2015 54 23.8
Injune Post Office 22.9 22.5 in 2006 52 19.7
Longreach Aero 26.3 25.7 in 2018 52 23.2
Texas Post Office 22.5 21.9 in 2017 48 18.7
Oakey Aero 20.2 19.9 in 2017 46 17.9
Dalby Airport 20.8 20.6 in 2017 28 18.8
Emerald Airport 23.8 23.7 in 2006 27 22.2
Gladstone Airport 24.1 24.0 in 2017 26 23.1
Brisbane Aero 23.0 22.8 in 2017 25 21.4
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.4 24.9 in 2019 25 23.9
Warwick 19.3 19.0 in 2017 24 17.1
Rundle Island 25.4 = 25.4 in 2019 23 24.5
Miles Constance Street 22.6 22.5 in 2017 22 20.5
Woolshed 21.7 = 21.7 in 2004 21 20.8
Brisbane 23.1 23.0 in 2017 20 21.6

Highest January mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Amberley AMO 21.3 =21.3 in 1987 19.6
Lady Elliot Island 25.2 25.4 in 1987 24.0
Archerfield Airport 22.3 22.4 in 1994 20.4
Weipa Aero 24.9 25.0 in 1998 24.2
Monto Township 20.9 21.1 in 1987* 19.4

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




Lowest January mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
January
Gladstone Radar 21.2 20.7 in 1997 22.6



Record highest January mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Rockhampton Aero 29.2 29.0 in 1947 80 27.1
Surat 30.8 30.7 in 2017 74 27.5
Taroom Post Office 30.3 = 30.3 in 2017 67 27.3
Lockhart River Airport 29.2 29.0 in 2016 54 27.7
Injune Post Office 29.7 29.1 in 2006 52 26.7
Seventeen Seventy 27.8 27.4 in 2019 32 26.2
Dalby Airport 27.7 = 27.7 in 2017 28 25.7
Roma Airport 30.5 30.4 in 2006 27 27.8
Warwick 26.4 25.6 in 2017 24 23.7
Toowoomba Airport 24.8 24.7 in 2017 23 23.0
Miles Constance Street 29.2 29.1 in 2017 22 27.2
Woolshed 26.2 25.7 in 2002 21 24.7

Highest January mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
University of Queensland Gatton 27.8 28.5 in 1942* 25.4
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.9 24.2 in 1952* 21.5
Amberley AMO 27.2 =27.2 in 1987 25.4
Collinsville Post Office 29.4 29.9 in 1994 27.7
Lady Elliot Island 28.0 =28.0 in 1998 26.6

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




Summary statistics for January 2020

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
January
2020
Diff
from
average
Highest for
January
2020
Mean for
January
2020
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
January
2020
Total for
January
2020
Average
for
January
Rank of
January
2020
Fraction of
January
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.2 +1.4 36.1 2nd 27.0 +1.1 24.4 30th 192.8 281.2 low 69%
Coen Airport 34.4 +1.8 37.2 21st 24.0 +0.2 22.0 2nd 149.6 293.4 v low 51%
Horn Island 32.5 +1.6 34.5 3rd 26.0 +0.8 23.3 30th 209.2 397.0 low 53%
Scherger RAAF 33.6 +1.4 36.7 5th 24.7 +0.5 22.6 14th 324.8 514.1 low 63%
Weipa Aero 32.9 +0.9 35.9 3rd 24.9 +0.7 23.1 14th 516.0 482.3 average 107%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 33.6 +1.9 37.9 18th 24.9 +1.1 22.6 3rd



Palmerville 34.3 +0.9 37.2 5th 23.7 +0.7 21.2 18th 206.6 264.3 average 78%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.4 +2.0 44.4 19th 26.5 +1.2 22.2 13th 215.2 238.8 average 90%
Century Mine 38.2 +1.5 44.8 19th 26.8 +1.9 24.3 22nd 156.4 173.1 average 90%
Cloncurry Airport 38.6 +1.7 44.2 16th 26.5 +1.5 23.2 29th 260.6 161.6 high 161%
Julia Creek Airport 39.9 +2.3 45.0 19th 26.0 +2.0 22.2 8th 220.4 130.2 high 169%
Kowanyama Airport 34.3 +1.2 37.7 5th 25.2 +0.8 21.7 2nd 292.4 338.4 average 86%
Lake Julius AWS 38.6   43.9 19th 26.9   23.4 29th 148.0


Mornington Island Airport 32.8   35.7 19th 26.7   23.4 14th 387.4


Mount Isa Aero 38.1 +1.6 43.4 11th 25.1 +1.3 22.2 16th 195.2 116.2 high 168%
Normanton Airport 34.7 +0.8 39.9 18th 25.3 0.0 20.8 2nd 489.6 252.5 v high 194%
Sweers Island 33.4 +1.0 39.0 19th 27.6 +1.1 23.5 27th 149.8 323.0 low 46%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 36.4 +2.5 40.6 2nd 24.9 +1.5 20.3 7th 218.4 242.6 average 90%
Hughenden Airport 38.6 +2.8 43.3 19th 25.5 +1.8 22.8 25th 121.6 118.3 average 103%
Richmond Airport 39.0 +2.1 43.1 19th 25.5 +1.9 22.3 18th 276.0 127.8 v high 216%
Richmond Post Office 38.9 +2.0 43.5 19th 25.8 +2.7 22.7 30th 228.1 122.1 high 187%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 32.2 +0.7 37.5 18th 24.4 +0.7 22.6 1st 460.6 399.6 average 115%
Cairns Racecourse 32.6   37.9 18th 24.2   22.1 1st 560.8


Cape Flattery 33.0 +0.9 39.5 19th 24.7 -0.1 22.4 18th 184.6 260.8 average 71%
Cooktown Airport 32.7 +0.7 38.7 19th 24.4 +0.1 22.6 1st 432.0 306.5 average 141%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.6 +0.4 36.1 21st 26.0 +0.5 23.3 9th 565.6 399.6 high 142%
Mareeba Airport 33.0 +1.8 38.4 19th 22.0 +0.6 20.1 3rd 191.2 209.8 average 91%
Walkamin Research Station 32.0 +2.0 37.5 19th 21.1 +0.8 18.4 1st 332.3 221.9 high 150%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 31.7 +0.2 34.6 19th 24.4 +1.4 22.3 2nd 408.4 438.1 average 93%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 31.6   36.7 17th 24.2   21.5 1st 369.8


Innisfail 31.5 +0.6 37.0 17th 24.3 +1.4 22.4 18th 499.2 512.3 average 97%
Innisfail Aerodrome 32.1   37.5 17th 23.3   20.4 2nd 463.4


Lucinda Point 30.3 +0.2 32.5 17th 25.9 +0.6 23.6 9th 77.2 191.7 low 40%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 33.5   38.2 18th 24.1   22.2 26th 178.4


South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.8 +0.6 37.3 17th 23.8 +1.2 21.6 1st 373.6 524.8 average 71%
Townsville Aero 33.0 +1.6 35.1 20th 25.3 +1.0 22.7 18th 244.4 268.9 average 91%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 34.0   40.4 18th 23.0   21.1 1st 238.8


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.7 -0.5 32.6 21st 25.6 +0.8 22.7 18th 439.2 248.7 high 177%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.7 +0.9 35.9 18th 23.8 +1.0 21.9 5th 571.6 221.6 v high 258%
Bowen Airport AWS 32.0   33.7 13th 24.6   22.0 12th 16.6


Collinsville Post Office 35.6 +2.1 38.9 20th 23.0 +1.0 20.3 9th 134.5 135.2 average 99%
Hamilton Island Airport 30.4 +0.6 33.4 21st 25.3 +0.5 22.9 6th 178.8 278.8 low 64%
Mackay Aero 31.4 +1.0 34.6 24th 23.8 +0.7 20.1 18th 241.6 305.8 average 79%
Mackay M.O 31.2 +1.0 34.7 24th 24.5 +0.9 21.0 18th 275.2 275.4 average 100%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 31.0   34.2 24th 23.2   19.8 18th 263.8


Proserpine Airport 32.2 +0.7 36.0 19th 23.2 +0.6 20.6 18th 164.6 293.7 average 56%
Samuel Hill Aero 32.0 +1.2 35.7 20th 21.7 +0.2 17.3 5th 124.4 191.5 average 65%
St Lawrence 32.7 +0.9 34.7 15th 23.6 +0.7 19.7 17th 170.0 192.3 average 88%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 34.6   38.9 17th 22.7   19.8 10th 167.2


Williamson 32.5 +0.9 35.3 18th 23.6 +0.7 20.0 17th 120.4 147.5 average 82%
Woolshed 30.7 +2.1 34.7 17th 21.7 +0.9 19.6 18th 247.2 273.9 average 90%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.9 +0.5 33.5 18th 25.4 +1.5 21.2 18th 63.0 118.2 low 53%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 36.4 +2.6 41.8 19th 21.6 -0.8 19.0 9th 146.3 152.0 average 96%
Moranbah Airport 36.0   40.3 20th 22.9   19.9 4th 100.2


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 35.3   39.1 11th 22.8   18.6 17th 204.0


Clermont Airport 35.2   39.3 11th 22.4   19.1 5th 132.8 92.4 high 144%
Emerald Airport 35.6 +1.0 39.0 19th 23.8 +1.6 19.4 17th 124.8 84.2 high 148%
Lochington 35.9   39.5 20th 23.1   20.3 18th 95.6 97.4 average 98%
Rolleston Airport 35.9   39.6 9th 23.2   18.5 17th 116.8


Springsure Comet St 35.0 +1.0 39.1 11th 22.1 +1.2 14.6 7th 106.2 110.5 average 96%
Tambo Post Office 36.4 +1.4 41.0 2nd 22.9 +2.4 18.5 18th 38.8 79.2 average 49%
Taroom Post Office 37.1 +3.2 41.5 21st 23.4 +2.7 19.6 18th 67.2 97.5 average 69%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 36.7 +1.0 40.4 11th 25.7 +2.5 21.9 28th 49.7 84.6 average 59%
Blackall Airport 37.1 +0.7 41.7 2nd 24.8 +1.6 20.2 16th 113.6 87.9 average 129%
Isisford Post Office 38.4 +1.4 43.6 1st 25.5 +2.4 20.0 25th 135.2 69.5 high 195%
Longreach Aero 39.0 +1.8 43.9 1st 26.3 +3.1 22.3 25th 92.4 76.6 average 121%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 38.8 +1.5 44.0 19th 26.9 +2.5 23.9 26th 220.0 98.9 v high 222%
Carters Bore 37.9   43.0 16th 26.2   22.2 2nd 180.8


New May Downs 37.8   42.7 16th 25.5   22.6 22nd 214.2


The Monument Airport 39.5 +1.7 44.2 16th 26.0 +1.2 22.8 29th 98.0 62.8 high 156%
Trepell Airport 39.5 +1.8 44.4 16th 26.2 +1.6 22.7 26th



Urandangi Aerodrome 40.1   45.6 11th 26.8   22.2 18th 73.4


Winton Airport 39.4 +1.5 45.7 1st 25.7 +1.3 22.4 28th 222.2 81.9 v high 271%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 40.7 +1.1 45.5 10th 26.7 +1.5 20.2 21st 26.4 32.4 average 81%
Birdsville Airport 41.2 +0.6 47.1 10th 26.6 -0.1 19.3 21st 17.6 23.5 average 75%
Boulia Airport 39.4 +0.8 44.5 11th     23.5 25th 142.0 47.6 v high 298%
Windorah Airport 40.9   45.9 1st 27.6   22.4 21st 9.0


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 31.7 +1.3 33.4 22nd 22.5 +1.0 19.9 4th 141.8 171.0 average 83%
Gayndah Airport 35.6 +1.8 39.0 21st 22.2 +1.5 18.3 5th 26.8 83.4 low 32%
Gladstone Airport 31.2 +0.4 35.5 19th 24.1 +1.0 21.7 5th 148.2 143.3 average 103%
Gladstone Radar 31.3 -0.1 35.2 18th 21.2 -1.4 19.1 17th 123.0 147.9 average 83%
Lady Elliot Island 30.7 +1.4 32.2 24th 25.2 +1.2 23.3 18th 38.2 117.5 low 33%
Monto Township 33.5 +1.4 36.5 20th 20.9 +1.5 16.4 5th 122.7 109.8 average 112%
Rockhampton Aero 34.3 +2.3 39.1 19th 24.1 +1.9 20.7 17th 45.6 128.8 low 35%
Rundle Island 29.3 +1.0 30.9 11th 25.4 +0.9 21.8 13th



Seventeen Seventy 31.7 +2.2 33.2 31st 23.9 +0.9 21.3 14th 32.5 155.6 low 21%
Thangool Airport 35.0 +1.2 37.8 9th 21.2 +1.5 16.3 5th 69.0 95.9 average 72%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 33.2 +2.0 38.0 21st 21.3 +1.7 15.5 5th 103.2 115.2 average 90%
Archerfield Airport 31.5 +1.0 34.1 22nd 22.3 +1.9 19.6 5th 113.2 135.7 average 83%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 33.0 +1.5 36.4 22nd 20.8 +1.6 16.2 4th 185.6 142.6 average 130%
Beerburrum Forest Station 31.4 +1.0 35.7 21st 20.6 +0.9 16.4 5th 174.8 195.5 average 89%
Brisbane 30.9 +0.4 33.5 22nd 23.1 +1.5 20.7 18th 165.6 140.5 average 118%
Brisbane Aero 29.7 +0.6 31.3 29th 23.0 +1.6 20.4 5th 119.6 126.3 average 95%
Canungra (Defence) 30.8   35.7 21st 19.5   14.2 4th 188.4


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 29.1 +2.1 30.6 10th 23.3 +1.3 19.7 18th 132.8 146.3 average 91%
Coolangatta 29.3 +0.9 30.6 29th 21.7 +0.7 19.1 9th 283.0 160.2 high 177%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 30.1 +2.2 33.2 22nd 23.4 +1.0 20.8 19th 144.2 160.3 average 90%
Gold Coast Seaway 29.4 +0.5 32.2 29th 22.1 +0.2 20.3 6th 375.0 136.7 high 274%
Greenbank (Defence) 32.4   36.5 22nd 20.7   16.3 4th 113.8


Gympie 32.9 +1.6 37.5 21st 20.9 +1.3 17.1 5th 112.4 161.6 average 70%
Hervey Bay Airport 31.0 +0.7 32.5 29th 22.1 +0.1 18.1 5th 96.0 130.3 average 74%
Kingaroy Airport 33.3 +2.3 36.8 21st 19.6 +1.7 14.5 4th



Logan City Water Treatment Plant 31.0 +1.1 34.8 21st 22.2 +1.6 19.4 4th 172.3 128.0 high 135%
Maryborough 32.5 +1.7 35.5 11th 21.3 +0.7 17.1 5th 71.4 162.2 low 44%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 30.4 +0.9 35.6 21st 21.2 +0.7 18.1 5th 199.4 236.7 average 84%
Point Lookout 30.5 +0.9 33.1 6th 23.7 +1.1 19.8 18th 108.6 132.4 average 82%
Rainbow Beach 29.3 +0.4 30.8 9th      
157.6 160.0 average 99%
Redcliffe 29.8 +0.6 32.0 21st 23.0 +0.7 20.7 5th 187.8 138.9 average 135%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 29.3   31.2 21st 22.4   18.0 4th 257.0


Sunshine Coast Airport 29.7 +0.6 31.6 21st 21.7 +0.4 18.2 4th 272.0 144.8 high 188%
Tewantin RSL Park 29.7 +1.1 33.3 21st 22.5 +0.6 19.6 5th 169.0 139.6 average 121%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 30.3   34.7 21st 21.4   18.1 5th 178.6


University of Queensland Gatton 34.8 +3.2 39.1 21st 20.7 +1.6 14.8 5th 58.6 109.7 low 53%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 30.1 +3.4 37.1 5th 16.9 +1.7 13.9 4th 103.6 96.9 average 107%
Dalby Airport 34.6 +2.0 38.6 9th 20.8 +2.0 16.3 5th 100.2 74.3 average 135%
Oakey Aero 33.3 +2.3 38.2 11th 20.2 +2.3 16.1 5th 160.8 79.3 high 203%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 30.2 +2.8 37.1 5th 17.6 +2.0 14.9 5th 136.0 96.5 high 141%
Texas Post Office 36.1 +2.2 40.3 2nd 22.5 +3.8 18.7 14th 62.1 88.6 average 70%
Toowoomba Airport 30.8 +2.4 35.9 11th 18.8 +1.2 16.0 5th 85.6 90.4 average 95%
Warwick 33.4 +3.0 39.9 5th 19.3 +2.2 14.7 5th 60.0 79.5 average 75%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 35.9 +2.0 39.8 10th 22.6 +2.1 18.5 19th 75.2 66.3 average 113%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 36.6 +2.8 40.1 10th 22.9 +3.2 17.7 17th 54.4 86.4 average 63%
Mitchell Post Office 37.9 +3.7 41.7 2nd 23.7 +3.6 18.6 17th 43.0 80.3 average 54%
Roma Airport 37.2 +2.7 40.7 20th 23.8 +2.8 18.1 17th 96.8 68.1 high 142%
St George Airport 38.1 +2.9 42.0 9th 25.4 +3.2 20.0 21st 36.6 48.9 average 75%
Surat 37.1 +2.8 40.6 2nd 24.5 +3.7 18.4 18th 70.6 70.9 average 100%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 39.5 +3.9 43.7 2nd 26.0 +4.4 19.4 22nd 10.4 62.8 low 17%
Charleville Aero 38.3 +3.2 42.7 2nd 25.1 +3.2 19.1 21st 66.6 72.7 average 92%
Cunnamulla Post Office 39.6 +3.5 44.7 1st 26.3 +4.0 18.5 21st 68.6 47.3 high 145%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 40.8 +1.0 46.5 10th 27.3 +1.2 20.2 21st 5.0 27.9 low 18%
Thargomindah Airport 41.0 +2.3 45.8 10th 27.7 +1.8 19.6 21st 25.0 34.9 average 72%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Cato Island 28.4   31.2 21st 25.1   22.3 19th



Creal Reef 28.3   30.4 24th 26.0   21.7 18th



Flinders Reef 29.6   32.0 21st 26.8   21.5 18th



Frederick Reef 27.8   30.8 20th 25.8   23.7 1st



Gannet Cay 28.1   30.8 18th 25.9   23.5 5th



Holmes Reef 29.4   31.6 20th 26.5   22.7 17th



Marion Reef 28.9   33.2 21st 26.1   22.8 18th



Middle Percy Island 29.0 +0.4 30.6 24th 23.9 +0.5 20.1 18th 84.0 180.0 low 47%
Willis Island 31.9 +1.2 33.3 19th 26.6 +0.9 23.7 18th 104.0 191.9 average 54%

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 February 2020. 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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