Queensland in May 2020: Cool days and wet across the north

Rainfall was above average across much of the northern half of the State, and below average rainfall was recorded over the southwest, and southeast Queensland.

Mean maximum temperatures were cooler than usual across most of the State, and mean minimum temperatures were cooler than usual across the central coast and adjacent inland districts and the southwest.

Above average rainfall in northern Queensland

  • Rainfall was above average across the northern half of the State, and below average rainfall was recorded over the southwest, and southeast Queensland
  • A surface trough and moist onshore flow brought heavy showers onto the north tropical Queensland coast on the 20th, with locally heavy falls exceeding 250 mm around Mission Beach. Bingil Bay recorded 301.8 mm on the 21st, a new daily rainfall record for May at that site
  • Bingil Bay and Hawkins Creek had their highest total May rainfall on record
  • A broad surface and upper trough maintained areas of rain across central to northern parts of Queensland, with widespread moderate falls across the northern half of the State on the 22nd and 23rd

Cooler than usual daytime temperatures

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Extremes in May 2020
Hottest day 34.8 °C at Kowanyama Airport on the 20th
Warmest days on average 31.9 °C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 17.0 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 8.7 °C at Applethorpe on the 22nd
Coldest night -2.0 °C at Applethorpe on the 4th
Coolest nights on average 5.5 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.0 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 27.2 °C at Coconut Island on the 2nd
Warmest on average overall 28.7 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 11.3 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 680.2 mm at Bingil Bay
Wettest day 301.8 mm at Bingil Bay on the 21st
Strongest wind gust 91 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse 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
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 May daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Bingil Bay 301.8 on the 21st 174.4 on the 4th in 1998 95
Mulgrave Mill 112.0 on the 20th 111.8 on the 1st in 1913 71
Cardwell Range 173.0 on the 21st 168.0 on the 15th in 1998 56
Hawkins Creek 136.8 on the 21st 134.9 on the 21st in 1981 50
Hughenden Airport 31.8 on the 23rd 19.2 on the 11th in 2005 20



Record highest May total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Bingil Bay 680.2 579.0 in 1989 95 246.5
Hawkins Creek 325.4 321.0 in 1998 54 145.9
Hughenden Airport 38.0 19.4 in 2013 20 6.7

Highest May total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
May
Mulgrave Mill 237.0 296.0 in 1932* 80.9
Tully Sugar Mill 599.6 655.0 in 1974 331.6
Cardwell Marine Pde 225.7 347.4 in 1977* 95.2
Glen Harding 78.0 144.2 in 1983 27.9
Woodbine Station 51.8 138.6 in 1989* 18.4
Low Holm Station 63.6 87.0 in 1989* 20.0
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 220.6 246.0 in 1990* 80.2
Belmont 34.0 47.4 in 1992* 16.9
Tiree 43.4 47.0 in 1992* 21.8
Elphinstone Pocket No1 171.2 212.6 in 1998 93.7
Gairloch 222.0 383.0 in 1998 99.4
Ingham Composite 219.8 262.6 in 1998 109.3
Victoria Sugar Mill 226.4 249.1 in 1998 98.9
Cardwell Range 355.0 379.0 in 1998* 145.4
Taemas 70.0 81.0 in 1998* 17.9

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



Record highest May temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Cairns Aero 31.3 on the 1st = 31.3 on the 2nd in 2016 78 27.7



Record lowest May daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Palmerville 20.6 on the 23rd = 20.6 on the 25th in 1959 113 31.2
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 13.5 on the 23rd 15.0 on the 12th in 1978 111 21.9
Rockhampton Aero 12.2 on the 23rd 14.8 on the 12th in 1978 81 26.1
Townsville Aero 16.6 on the 23rd = 16.6 on the 26th in 1990 80 27.7
Cairns Aero 20.3 on the 23rd 20.5 on the 26th in 1990 78 27.7
Maryborough 13.8 on the 23rd 14.4 on the 12th in 1978 64 24.7
Lady Elliot Island 16.4 on the 23rd 17.0 on the 31st in 2000 63 24.1
Ayr DPI Research Stn 14.3 on the 23rd 15.4 on the 26th in 1990 62 27.7
Collinsville Post Office 12.1 on the 23rd 16.4 on the 25th in 2012 62 27.6
Mackay M.O 14.4 on the 23rd 16.0 on the 26th in 1990 61 24.2
Double Island Point Lighthouse 12.9 on the 23rd 13.8 on the 12th in 1978 59 22.4
Gympie 14.3 on the 23rd 15.8 on the 25th in 1990 56 24.5
Longreach Aero 14.5 on the 22nd 15.2 on the 23rd in 1974 55 27.1
Springsure Comet St 14.7 on the 22nd 15.4 on the 25th in 2012 54 25.3
Low Isles Lighthouse 21.9 on the 23rd 22.0 on the 26th in 1990 53 27.6
Ingham Composite 17.3 on the 23rd 17.5 on the 26th in 1990 52 27.1
Kowanyama Airport 17.9 on the 23rd 22.0 on the 20th in 1981 52 32.2
Archerfield Airport 15.2 on the 23rd 16.4 on the 26th in 1990 47 24.0
Monto Township 12.9 on the 23rd 14.2 on the 12th in 1978 47 24.3
Bundaberg Aero 13.2 on the 23rd 16.4 on the 26th in 2012 41 24.8
Mackay Aero 15.6 on the 23rd 16.7 on the 26th in 2012 35 25.3
Seventeen Seventy 14.1 on the 23rd 15.2 on the 30th in 2000 33 24.2
Coolangatta 16.5 on the 23rd 17.2 on the 30th in 2000 32 23.2
Proserpine Airport 16.2 on the 23rd = 16.2 on the 26th in 1990 31 26.6
Lucinda Point 17.3 on the 23rd 21.5 on the 30th in 2000 30 26.0
Gold Coast Seaway 16.6 on the 23rd 17.0 on the 22nd in 2013 29 23.6
Charters Towers Airport 11.5 on the 23rd 15.1 on the 26th in 2012 28 27.4
Emerald Airport 15.3 on the 23rd 16.0 on the 25th in 2012 28 26.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 15.4 on the 23rd 16.8 on the 22nd in 2013 28 24.1
Rainbow Beach 16.9 on the 23rd 17.2 on the 26th in 2012 28 23.8
Thangool Airport 12.1 on the 23rd 15.7 on the 16th in 2013 28 26.3
Weipa Aero 25.5 on the 23rd 25.7 on the 25th in 2012 28 31.9
Gladstone Airport 13.4 on the 23rd 16.7 on the 30th in 2000 27 25.7
Yeppoon The Esplanade 13.1 on the 23rd 14.8 on the 26th in 2012 27 24.2
Brisbane Aero 15.8 on the 23rd 17.6 on the 31st in 2000 26 23.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 14.7 on the 23rd 16.4 on the 28th in 2000 26 23.6
Tewantin RSL Park 15.1 on the 23rd 17.9 on the 20th in 2000 25 23.7
Alva Beach 14.7 on the 23rd 17.1 on the 25th in 2012 24 27.0
Point Lookout 14.5 on the 23rd 15.9 on the 28th in 2000 23 24.0
Rundle Island 14.0 on the 23rd 16.8 on the 26th in 2012 23 23.6
Warwick 13.1 on the 22nd 13.2 on the 22nd in 2013 23 21.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 15.5 on the 23rd 16.8 on the 29th in 2008 22 24.1
Hervey Bay Airport 13.3 on the 23rd 16.4 on the 26th in 2012 22 24.3
Woolshed 10.7 on the 23rd 14.9 on the 26th in 2012 22 24.0
Brisbane 15.1 on the 23rd 18.0 on the 22nd in 2013 21 24.6
Birdsville Airport 16.4 on the 22nd 17.0 on the 26th in 2011 20 25.9
Blackall Airport 13.5 on the 22nd 14.4 on the 25th in 2012 20 26.4
Cooktown Airport 22.5 on the 23rd 23.0 on the 14th in 2002 20 27.8
Kingaroy Airport 12.1 on the 23rd 13.8 on the 16th in 2013 20 22.5
Mareeba Airport 19.2 on the 23rd 19.5 on the 25th in 2012 20 26.9
Normanton Airport 16.8 on the 23rd 17.8 on the 25th in 2012 20 32.0
Samuel Hill Aero 14.5 on the 23rd 15.5 on the 26th in 2012 20 25.0
The Monument Airport 15.8 on the 22nd 16.9 on the 24th in 2012 20 27.8



Record lowest May mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Lucinda Point 24.4 = 24.4 in 2008 29 26.0
Alva Beach 25.4 25.6 in 2011 23 27.0
Hervey Bay Airport 23.4 = 23.4 in 2011 21 24.3

Lowest May mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
May
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.3 =26.3 in 1977* 27.7
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.0 21.5 in 2000 23.0

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




Record lowest May temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Seventeen Seventy 8.3 on the 24th 8.4 on the 31st in 2000 33 17.0
Lucinda Point 13.9 on the 24th 15.3 on the 29th in 2000 30 21.3
Rundle Island 11.4 on the 24th 12.0 on the 31st in 2000 23 19.4
Normanton Airport 9.0 on the 24th 11.4 on the 28th in 2011 20 19.4



Record lowest May mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Seventeen Seventy 15.1 15.5 in 2011 32 17.0



Record lowest May mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Seventeen Seventy 19.1 19.2 in 2011 32 20.6
Lucinda Point 22.2 = 22.2 in 2008 29 23.6



Summary statistics for May 2020

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
May
2020
Diff
from
average
Highest for
May
2020
Mean for
May
2020
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
May
2020
Total for
May
2020
Average
for
May
Rank of
May
2020
Fraction of
May
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.3 -0.1 33.3 2nd 26.0 +0.6 22.6 24th 22.6 69.8 average 32%
Coen Airport 30.8 +0.4 33.6 1st 19.7 -0.2 14.0 28th 9.4 12.5 high 75%
Horn Island 30.2 +0.1 31.2 21st 25.2 +0.3 22.3 24th 25.4 65.1 average 39%
Scherger RAAF 30.7 -1.2 32.4 31st 21.4 +0.1 16.4 25th 53.4 22.3 high 239%
Weipa Aero 31.2 -0.7 33.0 3rd 21.7 +0.3 16.2 25th 22.6 20.3 high 111%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.5 -0.2 30.6 1st 22.9 +0.9 17.0 25th 94.2 102.6 average 92%
Palmerville 31.0 -0.2 34.6 1st 16.9 -0.6 8.4 25th 11.4 15.9 average 72%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 30.5 -1.3 34.6 10th 17.3 -0.9 8.0 24th 10.6 5.4 high 196%
Century Mine 29.6 -1.9 34.1 9th 16.3 -1.0 8.4 27th 8.8 5.9 high 149%
Cloncurry Airport 27.8 -1.6 33.5 9th 14.4 -1.3 6.7 24th 9.4 7.1 high 132%
Julia Creek Airport 29.3 -1.4 34.0 9th 12.7 -0.9 3.6 24th 16.8 8.5 high 198%
Kowanyama Airport 31.9 -0.3 34.8 20th 18.9 -0.3 8.8 25th 5.8 11.4 high 51%
Lake Julius AWS 28.2   33.8 9th 15.9   8.1 24th 9.2


Mornington Island Airport 27.4   31.1 8th 19.1   12.4 27th 7.8


Mount Isa Aero 27.3 -0.7 33.1 9th 12.3 -1.6 3.5 24th 6.0 11.8 average 51%
Normanton Airport 30.5 -1.5 34.3 9th 18.7 -0.7 9.0 24th 14.8 5.3 high 279%
Sweers Island 27.1 -1.7 30.2 9th 20.8 -1.1 12.9 23rd 13.1 5.5 high 238%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 29.1 -1.3 32.7 1st 15.7 -1.0 5.2 24th 47.2 14.7 high 321%
Hughenden Airport 27.8 -0.9 32.2 10th 13.8 0.0 4.9 24th 38.0 6.7 highest 567%
Richmond Airport 28.4 -1.3 33.3 10th 12.7 -0.6 4.0 24th 26.0 7.9 high 329%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.5 -0.2 31.3 1st 19.4 -0.6 11.1 25th 151.4 91.5 high 165%
Cairns Racecourse 27.1   30.8 1st 18.7   10.3 25th 199.0


Cape Flattery 28.2 -0.4 30.8 1st 23.1 -0.2 18.7 24th 50.4 63.4 average 79%
Cooktown Airport 27.5 -0.3 30.0 1st 21.0 -0.2 12.4 26th 33.2 51.3 average 65%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.4 -1.2 29.6 20th 22.6 -0.3 18.3 25th 149.4 99.7 high 150%
Mareeba Airport 26.2 -0.7 29.9 1st 16.6 -0.2 8.3 25th 39.2 13.2 high 297%
Walkamin Research Station 24.8 -0.3 28.4 1st 15.4 -0.8 7.3 26th 48.1 26.2 high 184%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.9 -1.2 29.1 2nd 17.0 -0.7 9.7 26th 225.7 95.2 v high 237%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 25.4   28.7 1st 18.6   9.3 25th 501.8


Innisfail 25.8 -0.6 29.4 1st 18.7 +0.3 10.8 25th 452.8 302.6 high 150%
Innisfail Aerodrome 25.9   29.4 1st 16.9   7.4 25th 489.0


Lucinda Point 24.4 -1.6 27.9 1st 20.1 -1.2 13.9 24th



Mount Stuart (Defence) 25.9   29.6 11th 17.1   11.1 24th 103.4


South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.5 -0.8 29.0 1st 17.9 -0.5 9.2 25th 494.4 269.6 v high 183%
Townsville Aero 26.8 -0.9 31.0 1st 16.9 -0.8 9.4 25th 77.4 33.5 high 231%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 25.1   29.1 10th 13.6   5.6 25th 100.8


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 25.4 -1.6 30.5 1st 16.8 -1.0 8.7 25th 97.8 40.9 high 239%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.3 -1.4 30.1 1st 15.5 -0.7 7.3 25th 60.6 40.5 high 150%
Bowen Airport AWS 26.6   31.6 1st 16.5   7.5 25th 14.0


Collinsville Post Office 26.5 -1.1 31.1 9th 13.2 -0.6 6.7 24th 64.5 33.3 high 194%
Hamilton Island Airport 23.7 -0.7 26.6 7th 19.7 -0.9 13.9 24th 115.6 90.1 average 128%
Mackay Aero 24.3 -1.0 26.7 1st 14.8 -0.9 7.1 25th 98.6 88.4 average 112%
Mackay M.O 23.7 -0.5 26.2 1st 16.2 -1.0 9.7 25th 123.4 102.5 high 120%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 24.6   27.5 1st 14.5   6.8 25th 88.2


Proserpine Airport 25.7 -0.9 28.9 10th 14.1 -1.8 5.8 25th 92.0 65.6 high 140%
Samuel Hill Aero 24.0 -1.0 28.5 10th 13.2 -0.7 4.7 25th 112.2 96.7 high 116%
St Lawrence 26.2 -0.6 29.3 10th 13.9 -0.8 7.4 25th 52.0 29.1 average 179%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 25.9   30.6 10th 13.7   5.9 25th 76.8


Williamson 25.3 -1.1 29.1 10th 13.5 -0.6 5.4 25th 70.0 30.6 v high 229%
Woolshed     26.7 1st 13.9 -0.6 6.7 24th 97.6 31.4 v high 311%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 23.2 -1.0 25.5 11th 15.6 -0.4 7.8 25th 72.8 68.1 average 107%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 26.1 -1.3 31.0 10th 13.7 -1.6 7.7 26th 60.2 24.2 v high 249%
Moranbah Airport 25.6   31.3 10th 11.9   5.5 25th 52.6


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 25.0   30.6 10th 12.3   4.0 24th 2.6


Clermont Airport 24.6 -1.5 30.6 10th 10.0 -0.4 3.4 24th 9.2 14.7 average 63%
Emerald Airport 25.3 -1.1 31.3 10th 12.2 -0.9 4.0 24th 9.8 18.0 average 54%
Lochington 24.9   31.2 10th 9.8   2.8 24th 13.2 9.2 high 143%
Rolleston Airport 24.5   29.6 9th 9.3   2.4 24th 6.4 16.5 average 39%
Springsure Comet St 24.1 -1.2 30.3 10th 10.8 -0.1 2.6 24th 22.3 34.4 average 65%
Tambo Post Office 23.4 -1.6 29.6 9th 7.1 -1.1 1.5 24th 12.2 33.3 average 37%
Taroom Post Office 24.6 -0.1 29.8 9th 8.8 -0.9 2.2 24th 5.8 38.9 low 15%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 24.7 -1.4 30.9 9th 12.3 -0.2 6.2 2nd 20.5 29.2 average 70%
Blackall Airport 24.3 -2.1 30.6 9th 10.5 -0.3 4.2 25th 14.8 12.6 average 117%
Isisford Post Office 25.3 -1.0 32.1 9th 11.2 -0.1 4.9 23rd 15.6 27.6 average 57%
Longreach Aero 25.7 -1.4 32.3 9th 11.6 -0.5 3.9 25th 8.6 23.8 average 36%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 28.1 -0.9 34.2 9th 12.3 -1.2 4.9 24th 5.6 10.6 average 53%
Carters Bore 26.4   33.1 9th 14.3   5.1 23rd 4.8


New May Downs 26.6   32.3 9th 13.8   5.4 23rd 6.0


The Monument Airport 26.1 -1.7 33.1 9th 10.2 -1.9 2.3 23rd 2.8 10.0 average 28%
Trepell Airport 26.7 -1.6 33.7 9th 11.3 -1.8 3.3 23rd 3.8 7.1 average 54%
Urandangi Aerodrome 27.1   34.5 9th 10.2   1.5 23rd 5.4


Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 25.2 -1.4 32.8 8th 10.3 -1.6 4.0 23rd 0 11.1 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 24.4 -1.5 32.4 8th 9.1 -2.6 4.0 23rd 0 8.3 lowest 0%
Boulia Airport      
12.2 -0.4 4.0 23rd 0.4 12.7 average 3%
Windorah Airport 24.6   32.9 9th 11.6   3.3 23rd 0.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 24.5 -0.3 29.8 10th 13.3 -0.9 6.5 24th 14.8 66.0 low 22%
Gayndah Airport 25.2 -0.5 31.0 10th 10.3 -0.5 4.0 2nd 5.6 25.7 v low 22%
Gladstone Airport 25.3 -0.4 29.1 10th 15.2 -0.4 7.8 24th 33.0 34.4 average 96%
Lady Elliot Island 23.7 -0.4 26.1 10th 18.6 -1.0 12.0 27th 128.6 114.1 high 113%
Monto Township 24.2 -0.1 30.1 10th 8.7 -1.4 2.8 2nd 8.6 42.6 low 20%
Rockhampton Aero 25.7 -0.4 30.9 10th 14.1 -0.2 5.9 25th 28.0 45.1 average 62%
Rundle Island 22.8 -0.8 26.4 10th 18.4 -1.0 11.4 24th



Seventeen Seventy 23.2 -1.0 26.4 10th 15.1 -1.9 8.3 24th 50.2 94.6 low 53%
Thangool Airport 25.0 -1.3 29.8 10th 9.2 -0.8 2.6 25th 9.0 37.9 low 24%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 24.4 +0.3 28.1 9th 8.6 -1.4 3.0 2nd 8.2 51.9 v low 16%
Archerfield Airport 24.2 +0.2 27.9 9th 11.2 -0.7 7.5 4th 11.4 71.7 v low 16%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 24.0 -0.3 27.7 9th 9.6 +0.1 0.6 24th 4.8 47.6 v low 10%
Beerburrum Forest Station 23.3 -0.8 27.1 9th 12.0 -0.7 8.2 12th 34.0 120.2 low 28%
Brisbane 24.0 -0.6 27.1 9th 13.8 0.0 10.2 26th 12.2 59.7 v low 20%
Brisbane Aero 23.5 -0.1 26.0 9th 13.0 0.0 8.6 25th 24.4 95.3 v low 26%
Canungra (Defence) 22.9   26.2 10th 7.7   0.9 24th 13.0


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.6 -0.3 25.5 8th 16.2 -0.3 10.8 24th 63.8 165.7 low 39%
Coolangatta 22.9 -0.3 26.0 10th 13.4 -0.5 5.3 24th 62.6 130.3 low 48%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 22.1 -0.3 27.8 10th 16.5 -0.8 9.6 24th 94.2 143.7 average 66%
Gold Coast Seaway 23.4 -0.2 26.9 9th 15.2 -0.2 10.9 24th 25.2 97.6 low 26%
Greenbank (Defence) 24.0   28.2 9th 9.4   3.3 24th 6.0


Gympie 24.2 -0.3 29.7 10th 10.1 -0.7 3.4 2nd 15.4 71.0 low 22%
Hervey Bay Airport 23.4 -0.9 26.3 8th 12.9 -1.2 4.1 2nd 56.0 88.8 average 63%
Kingaroy Airport 21.7 -0.8 27.0 9th 6.8 -0.6 -0.1 2nd 14.2 30.6 low 46%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.8 -0.3 27.2 9th 12.4 -0.2 6.8 24th 21.4 96.5 low 22%
Maryborough 24.6 -0.1 29.9 10th 11.7 -1.4 4.8 2nd 36.0 77.5 low 46%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 23.2 -0.6 26.8 9th 13.5 0.0 7.5 2nd 52.8 103.4 v low 51%
Rainbow Beach 22.9 -0.9 26.7 10th      
102.2 149.9 average 68%
Redcliffe 23.3 -0.2 26.0 9th 14.3 -0.1 10.3 24th 14.8 63.9 v low 23%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 23.0   25.6 10th 13.1   8.7 24th 31.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 22.9 -0.7 25.5 10th 13.5 -0.2 7.0 3rd 67.0 151.6 low 44%
Tewantin RSL Park 23.0 -0.7 26.5 10th 14.3 -0.5 8.2 24th 87.4 143.9 low 61%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 22.9   28.2 10th 13.1   5.0 2nd 94.2


University of Queensland Gatton 24.1 +0.3 28.1 9th 9.7 -0.5 5.0 2nd 14.2 44.9 low 32%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 17.0 -0.6 22.1 8th 5.5 -0.6 -2.0 4th 15.6 47.3 low 33%
Dalby Airport 22.5 -0.8 27.9 9th 7.4 -0.9 1.4 11th 17.0 35.1 average 48%
Oakey Aero 21.7 -0.6 26.8 9th 6.3 -1.5 -0.4 2nd 23.6 38.4 average 61%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 17.8 -0.7 23.0 7th 5.6 +0.2 -1.5 4th 19.0 45.9 low 41%
Texas Post Office 21.5 -1.5 25.6 6th 8.0 0.0 2.8 23rd 34.4 38.9 average 88%
Toowoomba Airport 19.3 -0.6 24.6 9th 8.9 -1.1 3.0 24th 12.6 35.5 low 35%
Warwick 20.6 -0.8 25.5 8th 7.6 +0.8 -0.1 26th 12.0 37.5 low 32%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 22.6 -1.3 28.9 9th 7.3 -0.9 2.2 24th 8.4 21.9 average 38%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 22.6 -1.0 28.2 8th 6.0 -1.7 0.5 24th 8.4 31.6 average 27%
Mitchell Post Office 22.5 -0.7 28.3 9th 6.0 -1.1 1.0 26th 22.8 31.8 average 72%
Roma Airport 22.4 -1.5 28.4 9th 6.2 -1.5 0.7 2nd 15.0 31.5 average 48%
St George Airport 22.2 -1.2 28.6 8th 8.3 -0.7 3.5 4th 23.2 25.7 average 90%
Surat 22.2 -1.4 27.3 8th 8.5 -0.3 2.0 24th 17.0 33.4 average 51%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 22.1 -1.3 29.5 9th 8.0 -1.0 2.7 2nd 13.2 30.0 average 44%
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.0 -1.0 29.3 8th 9.1 -0.8 3.7 23rd 9.6 29.3 average 33%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 23.0 -1.7 31.1 8th 9.5 -2.1 3.2 23rd 0.2 10.9 low 2%
Thargomindah Airport 22.5 -1.6 30.6 8th 9.2 -1.9 3.1 23rd 0.2 15.8 low 1%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Bougainville Reef 26.2   27.5 1st 23.8   19.9 24th



Cato Island 24.2   26.1 1st 21.0   16.3 24th



Creal Reef 24.5   28.2 1st 21.6   15.7 23rd



Flinders Reef 25.8   27.2 1st 23.4   18.1 24th



Frederick Reef 24.6   27.4 1st 22.0   17.2 24th



Gannet Cay 24.3   26.6 10th 21.6   16.0 23rd



Holmes Reef 26.1   27.8 1st 24.0   19.8 24th



Marion Reef 25.2   27.9 1st 23.0   17.6 24th



Middle Percy Island 22.4 -1.0 25.6 10th 18.2 -0.9 11.3 24th 128.4 81.4 high 158%
Willis Island 28.0 +0.2 29.8 2nd 24.1 +0.2 20.1 24th 20.8 72.1 low 29%

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 10 am on Monday 1 June 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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