Queensland in July 2021: record warm days in the north; above average rainfall in the east

Rainfall was above average in eastern Queensland, and very much above average in the southern Darling Downs. Rainfall was below average in far south-west Queensland, and close to average elsewhere.

Mean maximum temperatures were above average across most of Queensland, and record warm mean maxima were observed in the north. The state's mean maximum temperature for July was 2.19 °C above average, and the third-warmest on record. Mean minimum temperatures were also above average across most of the state, and in decile 10 (top 10% of historical temperature records) in northern Queensland.

Wettest July since 2016

  • July rainfall for Queensland as a whole was 10% below the long-term average, but the wettest July since 2016.
  • Rainfall was above average in parts of eastern Queensland and very much above average in parts of the southern Darling Downs; rainfall was below average in the south-west and close to average elsewhere across the state.
  • At the start of the month, a surface trough through inland Queensland and moist onshore flow produced moderate falls through central and south-west inland parts, and the north tropical coast. Some sites had their highest July daily rainfall on record on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
  • As the trough moved eastwards across the state, further moderate falls were recorded in eastern Queensland, before the trough moved offshore on the 4th.
  • A surface trough extended from northern to southern inland Queensland with a low pressure system deepening over the southern Queensland and northern New South Wales border to produce widespread moderate falls over large areas of south-east and southern inland Queensland on the 9th , and led to minor to moderate flooding on the Macintyre River at Goondiwindi.
  • The passage of a surface trough saw light falls reported over far southern Queensland on the 15th, then the south-east on the 16th and 17th.
  • Another trough swept through southern parts of the state, bringing mainly light falls to the south on the 23rd, and moderate falls in the south-east on the 24th.
  • The Deep Crossing in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt District had its highest total July rainfall on record and a few sites had their highest total July rainfall for at least 20 years.

Record warm days in the north

  • The July mean temperature was 2.19 °C above average, and the seventh-warmest on record for Queensland
  • The state's mean maximum temperature for July was 2.19 °C above average, and the third-warmest on record.
  • Maximum temperatures were generally cooler than usual in the south at the start of the month due to areas of rain, then much of the state from due to cool southerly winds until the 6th.
  • From the 12th, heat began to build in the west, spreading across most of the state by the 15th, then much of eastern Queensland by the 16th.
  • Warmer than usual maximum temperatures were reported in western Queensland on the 22nd, through central parts on the 23rd, then eastern Queensland on the 24th. Areas of the central and north tropical coasts reported maxima more than 6 °C above average.  Numerous sites had their highest July temperature on record.
  • It was a very warm end to the month, with a particularly warm day state-wide on the 31st.
  • A number of sites reported their highest July mean daily maximum temperature on record.
  • The mean minimum temperature for Queensland as a whole was 2.18 °C above the long-term average.
  • At the start of the month, minimum temperatures were warmer than usual across most of the state due to cloud cover, with the warm nights contracting to the east coast by the 4th.
  • Minimum temperatures were warmer than usual on the 14th to the 16th, with a few sites reporting their warmest July night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.
  • It was cooler than usual across most of the state apart from the Cape York Peninsula from the 18th to 22nd.
  • From the 28th, very warm minimum temperatures spreading from the west to across most of the state by the end of the month.
  • Coconut Island had its highest July mean daily minimum temperature on record.

Flooding and fog

  • Minor to moderate flooding occurred on the Macintyre River at Goondiwindi in southern inland Queensland during July.
  • Extensive fog formed about south-eastern Queensland on the morning of the 24th, including in Brisbane. The fog cleared most locations by 8am.

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Extremes in July 2021
Hottest day 36.0 °C at Lake Julius AWS on the 31st
Warmest days on average 33.2 °C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 14.1 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 8.1 °C at Applethorpe on the 21st
Coldest night -4.4 °C at Oakey Aero on the 22nd
Coolest nights on average 3.2 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 25.4 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 26.0 °C at Coconut Island on the 17th
Warmest on average overall 28.0 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 8.8 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 237.2 mm at Cowley Beach (Defence)
Wettest day 121.6 mm at South Johnstone Exp Stn on the 1st
Strongest wind gust 78 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 25th

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
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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 July daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
South Johnstone Exp Stn 121.6 on the 1st 118.0 on the 19th in 2013 94
Toowoomba Airport 33.2 on the 3rd 31.0 on the 28th in 1996 26
Beardy Junction 66.6 on the 2nd 51.0 on the 28th in 1998 25
Boondooma Dam 52.0 on the 3rd 50.2 on the 28th in 1996 24
Kingaroy Airport 37.8 on the 3rd 37.0 on the 27th in 2001 21
Woodford Stanmore 30.6 on the 3rd 26.0 on the 26th in 2020 20



Record highest July total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
The Deep Crossing 90.6 88.0 in 1998 27 26.9
Miles Constance Street 50.2 50.0 in 2016 25 18.5
Pratten Condamine River 84.1 81.2 in 2010 24 27.8

Highest July total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
University of Queensland Gatton 82.6 121.8 in 1984 36.4
Glenroy Massie 97.2 123.4 in 1988 37.6
Carneys Creek The Ranch 112.2 192.8 in 1988* 44.4
Maroon Dam 73.5 85.4 in 1993 40.4
Kalbar State School 69.4 133.8 in 1988* 38.1
Applethorpe 89.2 148.0 in 1998 43.0
Beardy Junction 128.6 146.1 in 1998 40.4
Coolmunda Dam 94.0 132.9 in 1998 33.4
Leslie Dam 104.8 112.0 in 1998 39.7
Mt Alford 65.6 124.4 in 1973* 35.5
Springfield 52.0 77.2 in 1998 20.1
Texas Post Office 101.0 126.8 in 1998 41.3
Toowoomba Airport 78.6 105.0 in 1998 28.6
Traighli 63.3 118.0 in 1998 26.1
Macalister 60.0 80.0 in 1999 31.1
Southwood 69.5 94.4 in 1998* 26.3
Warwick 82.8 87.2 in 1999 26.7
Yangan Post Office 82.5 82.6 in 1999 38.8
Harrisville Mary Street 54.5 56.8 in 1999* 36.4
Morven Post Office 48.0 61.0 in 1998* 28.9
Maryvale 59.7 66.4 in 1962* 28.5
Namarah 55.2 62.2 in 2001 30.9
Woodlands 44.8 73.2 in 2001 30.0

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




Record highest July temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Charleville Aero 30.7 on the 31st 30.1 on the 31st in 1943 80 19.7
Bollon Mary St 31.1 on the 31st 29.7 on the 29th in 1985 65 19.2
Cunnamulla Post Office 31.8 on the 31st 29.4 on the 30th in 1974 63 18.9
Isisford Post Office 33.4 on the 31st 32.7 on the 19th in 1996 62 22.8
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.0 on the 17th 29.7 on the 29th in 1998 54 25.5
Mitchell Post Office 30.0 on the 31st 29.2 on the 7th in 1998 52 19.5
Mackay Aero 30.1 on the 24th 28.9 on the 19th in 2017 36 22.7
Charters Towers Airport 32.7 on the 16th 31.9 on the 2nd in 2009 29 25.0
Weipa Aero 35.7 on the 29th 34.6 on the 13th in 2012 29 31.0
Cloncurry Airport 34.9 on the 31st 34.8 on the 30th in 2010 27 26.4
Horn Island 31.8 on the 24th 30.9 on the 29th in 2010 27 28.9
Alva Beach 29.7 on the 17th 29.4 on the 30th in 2018 25 24.3
Thargomindah Airport 32.5 on the 31st 30.1 on the 30th in 2017 23 20.3
Birdsville Airport 34.4 on the 31st 32.9 on the 31st in 2008 22 22.0
Mareeba Airport 32.8 on the 24th 31.8 on the 15th in 2005 22 25.0
Blackall Airport 31.5 on the 31st 31.2 on the 1st in 2009 21 22.9
Samuel Hill Aero 28.1 on the 24th 27.5 on the 24th in 2016 21 22.6
The Monument Airport 34.6 on the 31st 34.0 on the 30th in 2010 21 24.3
Burketown Airport 35.4 on the 16th 34.8 on the 23rd in 2016 20 29.2
Coen Airport 33.9 on the 25th 32.9 on the 28th in 2020 20 29.1



Record highest July mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Palmerville 32.2 = 32.2 in 2017 119 29.9
Willis Island 27.7 27.6 in 2010 92 26.0
Townsville Aero 27.1 26.8 in 2003 80 25.2
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.7 25.5 in 1995 68 23.9
Ayr DPI Research Stn 27.1 26.9 in 1995 64 25.2
Lockhart River Airport 28.7 28.5 in 2016 55 27.2
Kowanyama Airport 33.2 32.8 in 2010 52 30.8
Walkamin Research Station 25.9 25.4 in 2016 52 23.4
Proserpine Airport 26.5 26.1 in 2017 31 24.4
Charters Towers Airport 27.6 27.1 in 2018 28 25.0
Weipa Aero 32.6 32.1 in 2010 28 31.0
Horn Island 30.3 = 30.3 in 2010 26 28.9
Cooktown Airport 28.0 27.6 in 2009 21 26.3
Mareeba Airport 27.3 26.2 in 2016 21 25.0



Record highest July daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Roma Airport 17.1 on the 16th 16.4 on the 31st in 2010 30 3.8
Miles Constance Street 17.7 on the 16th 17.4 on the 31st in 2010 25 4.4
Richmond Airport 20.4 on the 1st 19.5 on the 21st in 2016 24 9.0
Rundle Island 20.0 on the 16th = 20.0 on the 28th in 1998 24 16.1



Record highest July mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Coconut Island 25.4 25.3 in 2010 24 23.9

Highest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Palmerville 17.2 =17.2 in 1990* 14.1

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




Record highest July mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Palmerville 24.7 24.3 in 2010 114 22.0
Willis Island 25.7 = 25.7 in 2010 91 24.1
Lockhart River Airport 25.6 25.5 in 2010 55 23.3
Woolshed 18.8 18.4 in 2018 23 16.4



Summary statistics for July 2021

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2021
Diff
from
average
Highest for
July
2021
Mean for
July
2021
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
July
2021
Total for
July
2021
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2021
Fraction of
July
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.7 +0.8 32.5 24th 25.4 +1.5 24.4 2nd 23.6 18.7 high 126%
Coen Airport 30.6 +1.5 33.9 25th 18.2 +1.1 10.7 24th 0 0.6 lowest 0%
Horn Island 30.3 +1.4 31.8 24th 24.5 +1.3 22.8 26th 17.6 9.2 high 191%
Scherger RAAF 32.1 +1.2 35.2 29th 20.5 +1.5 16.2 24th 1.8 1.6 high 113%
Weipa Aero 32.6 +1.6 35.7 29th 21.1 +2.1 17.0 24th 2.0 1.5 high 133%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.7 +1.5 29.8 26th 22.5 +3.0 16.8 25th 22.8 41.4 average 55%
Palmerville 32.2 +2.3 34.2 30th 17.2 +3.1 14.0 30th 10.0 4.8 high 208%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 31.1 +1.9 35.4 16th 16.0 +1.4 12.6 22nd 0 2.3 lowest 0%
Century Mine 29.9 +1.1 35.9 31st 13.5 +0.6 9.5 26th 0 2.5 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 27.7 +1.3 34.9 31st 11.1 +0.3 7.8 5th 0 3.2 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 28.9 +1.4 35.8 31st 8.8 -0.2 3.1 26th 0 7.6 v low 0%
Kowanyama Airport 33.2 +2.4 35.2 17th 18.8 +3.2 16.2 21st 1.2 2.3 high 52%
Lake Julius AWS 27.9   36.0 31st 12.2   8.2 12th 0


Mornington Island Airport 26.9   31.4 30th 18.8   14.7 27th 1.8


Mount Isa Aero 27.1 +2.2 34.7 31st 7.4 -1.3 3.3 12th 0 5.6 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 31.4 +1.5 35.3 30th 17.8 +1.7 14.8 26th 0 2.5 lowest 0%
Sweers Island 26.8 +1.2 28.7 12th 19.5 +1.7 16.9 4th 1.4 2.6 high 54%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 31.5 +2.9 34.6 30th 14.7 +1.5 8.8 22nd 0 8.8 v low 0%
Hughenden Airport 27.1 +1.0 32.2 15th 9.0 -0.6 2.5 10th 0 11.9 lowest 0%
Richmond Airport 29.3 +2.4 34.7 31st 10.8 +1.8 5.4 26th 0.2 10.0 average 2%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.1 +1.3 29.4 17th 19.1 +2.0 13.1 22nd 54.4 31.0 high 175%
Cairns Racecourse 26.9   29.7 17th 18.4   13.1 22nd 106.6


Cape Flattery 27.6 +1.0 28.8 31st 22.3 +1.1 14.9 24th 10.6 34.5 low 31%
Cooktown Airport 28.0 +1.7 29.9 16th 20.3 +2.2 12.8 24th 7.0 21.1 low 33%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.3 +0.8 30.0 17th 22.1 +1.6 20.6 29th 44.0 36.0 average 122%
Mareeba Airport 27.3 +2.3 32.8 24th 15.5 +1.6 11.0 30th 3.8 5.3 average 72%
Walkamin Research Station 25.9 +2.5 31.5 24th 15.2 +2.2 9.5 22nd 8.8 11.2 average 79%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde     27.8 17th 17.1 +3.3 11.3 22nd 28.4 32.4 average 88%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 25.4   28.3 16th 17.8   12.3 22nd 237.2


Innisfail Aerodrome 25.9   29.5 16th 16.6   10.4 22nd 183.8


Mount Stuart (Defence) 27.3   31.5 29th 16.8   13.8 11th 0.2


South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.7 +1.8 29.3 16th 17.5 +2.3 11.7 22nd 199.6 113.0 v high 177%
Townsville Aero 27.1 +1.9 30.4 17th 16.4 +2.7 9.4 22nd 5.4 14.6 average 37%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 27.0   32.5 16th 13.4   5.4 22nd 1.4


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 25.3 +1.0 29.7 17th 16.7 +2.3 11.5 11th 37.4 21.2 high 176%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 27.1 +1.9 29.9 29th 14.4 +2.6 8.0 11th 3.4 15.7 average 22%
Bowen Airport AWS 26.6   31.1 17th 14.3   7.3 26th 0


Collinsville Post Office 27.0 +1.9 31.4 16th 11.1 +2.0 4.0 11th 0.8 19.3 low 4%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.9 +1.4 26.1 9th 18.9 +0.9 16.9 22nd 17.4 43.0 average 40%
Mackay Aero 24.4 +1.7 30.1 24th 12.0 +0.6 4.4 11th 4.2 32.6 low 13%
Mackay M.O 23.5 +2.1 28.8 24th 14.6 +1.5 9.3 11th 5.0 39.7 low 13%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 24.4   30.2 24th 12.1   5.1 11th 6.0


Proserpine Airport 26.5 +2.1 32.4 29th 11.8 +0.6 4.7 26th 8.4 24.2 average 35%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.2 +0.6 28.1 24th 10.1 +0.4 1.7 22nd 49.0 65.9 average 74%
St Lawrence 24.8 +0.7 29.5 24th 10.5 -0.4 2.5 22nd 11.4 40.6 average 28%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 26.9   32.7 16th 13.5   6.5 11th 1.2


Williamson 24.8 +0.7 31.1 29th 10.1 +0.1 2.0 22nd 2.2 32.4 low 7%
Woolshed 23.4 +1.4 27.6 30th 14.1 +3.3 4.6 22nd 15.2 23.5 average 65%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 22.4 +0.9 28.5 16th 12.9 +0.8 4.5 22nd 46.0 43.2 high 106%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 27.6 +2.6 32.7 16th 12.4 +0.8 5.1 26th 6.4 20.4 average 31%
Moranbah Airport 24.9   31.6 29th 9.8   3.5 26th 39.0 29.1 high 134%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 24.2   31.1 16th 9.7   3.7 19th 46.2


Clermont Airport 24.1 +0.5 31.4 29th 7.2 +1.0 -0.1 22nd 22.0 25.5 high 86%
Emerald Airport 24.7 +1.3 30.9 29th 9.9 +0.8 3.8 22nd 0.4 16.6 low 2%
Lochington 24.0 +0.6 30.2 16th 6.6 -0.1 -1.0 22nd 20.4 23.9 average 85%
Rolleston Airport 23.2 +0.2 29.1 16th 6.6 -0.1 -0.3 22nd 19.8 18.1 average 109%
Springsure Comet St 22.9 +0.7 28.8 16th 7.6 +1.2 2.2 22nd 18.8 28.1 average 67%
Tambo Post Office 22.0 +0.6 29.1 31st 5.2 +1.4 -1.9 22nd 23.0 26.3 average 87%
Taroom Post Office 21.8 +0.6 26.9 31st 6.5 +1.2 -0.8 22nd 32.4 32.7 average 99%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 24.0 +1.2 31.5 31st 9.2 +1.1 3.9 22nd 32.6 22.1 high 148%
Blackall Airport 23.4 +0.5 31.5 31st 6.7 +0.1 1.1 22nd 20.4 14.1 high 145%
Isisford Post Office 24.4 +1.6 33.4 31st 7.3 +0.6 2.6 22nd 16.4 20.2 average 81%
Longreach Aero 25.2 +1.5 33.5 31st 7.9 +0.7 1.5 22nd 12.0 17.9 average 67%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 28.1 +2.2 35.3 31st 9.3 +0.5 4.1 5th 0 5.3 lowest 0%
Carters Bore 26.1   34.0 31st 12.8   7.2 4th 0


New May Downs 26.4   34.1 31st 11.5   7.5 12th 0


The Monument Airport 25.6 +1.3 34.6 31st 7.2 0.0 2.2 5th 0 7.0 lowest 0%
Trepell Airport 25.9 +1.0 34.3 31st 8.8 +0.5 4.2 11th 0 4.7 lowest 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 26.1   35.6 31st 5.9   2.0 5th 0


Winton Airport 26.2 +0.9 33.7 28th 7.9 -1.0 3.2 22nd 0 12.7 v low 0%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 23.2 0.0 32.5 31st 8.4 +0.8 4.0 5th 0 10.1 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 23.7 +1.7 34.4 31st 7.9 +0.9 1.6 4th 0 3.5 lowest 0%
Boulia Airport      
9.6 +1.8 5.5 5th 0 9.6 lowest 0%
Windorah Airport 22.8   34.1 31st 8.9   4.6 19th 0.4


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 22.8 +0.5 27.1 29th 11.2 +0.9 5.5 19th 67.0 38.8 high 173%
Gayndah Airport 22.7 -0.1 28.8 16th 7.2 -0.1 1.5 22nd 30.6 20.1 high 152%
Gladstone Airport 23.7 +0.5 28.4 29th 12.5 +0.5 5.6 22nd 35.6 28.8 high 124%
Gladstone Radar 23.7 +0.7 28.8 29th 14.3 +0.8 7.9 22nd 33.0 34.0 average 97%
Lady Elliot Island 22.5 +1.3 25.2 28th 17.6 +0.9 11.0 23rd 108.6 87.8 high 124%
Monto Township 22.1 +0.9 27.5 29th 6.8 +1.4 -0.7 22nd 43.7 34.5 high 127%
Rockhampton Aero 24.3 +1.0 30.3 16th 10.7 +1.0 2.1 22nd 34.6 32.0 high 108%
Rundle Island 21.3 +0.6 24.6 17th 16.6 +0.5 11.7 22nd



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 22.3 +1.1 26.3 7th 15.6 +1.3 10.1 22nd 117.4 87.7 high 134%
Thangool Airport 23.1 -0.2 29.4 16th 6.2 +0.5 -2.0 22nd 36.2 27.5 high 132%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 21.5 +0.2 25.7 29th 6.4 +1.0 -0.7 22nd 40.2 37.1 high 108%
Archerfield Airport 21.6 +0.3 26.5 16th 8.8 +1.1 4.4 7th 56.0 46.7 high 120%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 21.3 -0.4 25.4 29th 6.5 +0.4 -0.1 26th 58.4 27.3 v high 214%
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.5 -0.3 26.6 29th 10.0 +0.6 5.2 22nd 57.6 62.6 average 92%
Brisbane 21.7 -0.4 26.1 16th 11.2 +0.8 6.0 20th 51.2 27.5 high 186%
Brisbane Aero 21.1 +0.1 27.3 16th 10.0 +0.8 4.3 22nd 46.4 29.8 high 156%
Canungra (Defence) 20.4   24.6 29th 5.4   -1.3 22nd 60.8


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.5 +0.5 22.2 15th 14.3 +1.0 9.5 22nd 83.8 112.5 average 74%
Coolangatta 21.1 +0.4 25.3 16th 9.8 -0.4 2.7 26th 79.4 70.8 average 112%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.2 +1.5 25.6 28th 15.0 +0.9 10.9 22nd 61.0 82.5 average 74%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.2 -0.1 25.8 29th 12.1 +0.1 6.2 26th 46.8 49.4 average 95%
Greenbank (Defence) 21.3   26.6 29th 6.4   1.0 26th 61.8


Gympie 21.8 -0.1 25.6 16th 7.3 +1.0 0.3 22nd 54.8 51.3 average 107%
Hervey Bay Airport 22.0 +0.1 25.8 24th 10.1 +0.1 2.3 22nd 60.4 41.2 high 147%
Kingaroy Airport 19.1 -0.7 23.2 16th 5.2 +1.5 -2.5 22nd 72.4 23.7 v high 305%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.6 0.0 26.0 29th 9.3 +0.4 5.0 20th 52.3 34.9 high 150%
Maryborough 22.7 +0.6 28.2 16th 8.8 +0.1 1.6 22nd 50.4 51.1 average 99%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 21.9 +0.3 26.6 29th 10.3 -0.4 5.2 22nd 71.4 56.4 average 127%
Rainbow Beach 21.5 +0.2 26.2 16th      
64.4 68.4 average 94%
Redcliffe 20.9 +0.1 25.6 29th 11.2 0.0 6.2 22nd 54.0 32.6 high 166%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 20.5   25.5 29th 10.2   5.6 20th 61.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 21.7 +0.5 26.8 29th 9.6 -0.1 4.3 19th 46.2 65.7 average 70%
Tewantin RSL Park 21.9 +0.6 27.0 29th 11.1 -0.2 5.8 22nd 50.6 68.5 average 74%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 22.0   27.6 16th 9.9   3.8 26th 56.8


University of Queensland Gatton 20.5 -0.3 24.5 28th 7.1 +0.8 1.4 22nd 82.6 36.4 v high 227%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 14.1 0.0 19.2 31st 3.5 +1.5 -4.0 22nd 89.2 43.0 high 207%
Dalby Airport 18.8 -1.1 23.3 31st 5.0 +0.9 -3.2 22nd 37.6 22.8 high 165%
Goondiwindi Airport 17.7   23.3 31st 6.0   -0.7 22nd 60.8


Oakey Aero 18.5 -0.2 23.2 31st 4.5 +1.6 -4.4 22nd 47.4 28.4 high 167%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.0 +0.1 20.3 31st 3.2 +2.2 -3.0 7th 90.1 48.1 high 187%
Texas Post Office 17.6 -1.3 22.7 31st 5.4 +1.6 -1.2 22nd 101.0 41.3 v high 245%
Toowoomba Airport 16.1 -0.7 21.1 31st 6.7 +0.1 -1.0 22nd 78.6 28.6 v high 275%
Warwick 17.5 -0.7 21.8 31st 4.3 +1.3 -2.5 22nd 82.8 26.7 v high 310%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 19.6 -0.7 25.4 31st 5.7 +1.3 -1.4 22nd 50.2 18.5 highest 271%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 20.9 +0.6 26.9 28th 4.4 +1.2 -3.8 22nd 17.8 28.5 average 62%
Mitchell Post Office 21.1 +1.6 30.0 31st 3.5 +0.6 -3.7 22nd 37.4 32.7 average 114%
Roma Airport 20.6 +0.2 28.4 28th 4.7 +0.9 -4.0 22nd 22.4 21.3 average 105%
St George Airport 19.5 -0.2 28.4 31st 6.0 +0.8 -0.9 22nd 44.4 24.5 high 181%
Surat 20.0 +0.2 28.3 31st 5.7 +1.4 -1.4 22nd 48.6 37.5 high 130%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 19.7 +0.5 31.1 31st 6.0 +1.7 -0.8 22nd 23.4 27.3 average 86%
Charleville Aero 21.1 +1.4 30.7 31st 6.2 +1.9 0.6 7th 38.8 24.2 high 160%
Cunnamulla Post Office 20.1 +1.2 31.8 31st 6.8 +1.0 2.5 22nd 11.0 22.3 average 49%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 21.5 +0.7 32.9 31st 7.8 +0.4 3.3 4th 6.6 5.7 high 116%
Thargomindah Airport 20.2 -0.1 32.5 31st 7.2 +0.5 3.0 4th 19.4 14.1 average 138%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Bougainville Reef 25.5   27.7 24th 23.8   22.6 6th



Cato Island 23.1   25.4 29th 19.7   17.3 20th



Creal Reef 23.4   25.1 3rd 21.3   19.0 14th



Flinders Reef 25.1   27.2 16th 23.0   21.0 7th



Frederick Reef 23.6   25.6 16th 21.6   19.5 22nd



Gannet Cay 22.7   24.1 3rd 20.5   17.2 22nd



Holmes Reef 25.5   26.7 16th 23.8   22.5 3rd



Marion Reef 24.6   26.3 17th 22.7   20.8 22nd



Middle Percy Island 21.4 +0.7 24.5 24th 17.4 +0.9 12.8 22nd 9.6 46.0 low 21%
Willis Island 27.7 +1.7 29.4 16th 23.7 +1.7 22.0 4th 70.4 39.2 high 180%

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 6 am on Monday 2 August 2021. 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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