Queensland in June 2019: wetter than usual in the northern interior

June rainfall was higher than average across parts of the northern interior, and drier than average across large areas of the Warrego and Maranoa. Cooler than usual nights across  the southern interior, with some frost late in the month. Daytime temperatures generally warmer than average in the southeast.

Wetter than usual through the northern interior

  • Rainfall was below average across much of the Warrego and Maranoa, parts of the east coast and far north of the State
  • Above average June rainfall was reported across the northern interior
  • A surface trough and cold front brought widespread moderate falls to southeast Queensland on the 3rd, with snow in parts of the southern Darling Downs on the 4th
  • In the second week of the month, an upper-level trough produced showers and rain across central, eastern and southern Queensland; isolated heavier falls were recorded in the southern tropics and central interior on the 8th
  • A surface trough and low-pressure system over the southeast on the 17th resulted in showers with moderate falls across the South East Coast and Wide Bay districts
  • Year-to-date rainfall is generally well below average over the southeast quarter of the State, and well above average in the northwest and northern tropics

Cooler than usual in some inland parts, warmer than usual in the southeast

  • Overall, mean maximum temperatures were close to the long-term average for the State
  • Daytime temperatures were generally close to average across the State, but warmer than average in pockets of the southeast
  • Mean minimum temperatures for the State were slightly warmer than the long-term average
  • Parts of the southern, central and western interiors had cooler than average nights overall, but warmer than usual nights were recorded along the southeast coast
  • A cold front and cold southerly burst on the 3rd brought very cold days and nights to the southern Darling Downs
  • Large parts of across inland southern districts dropped to below-zero temperatures on the 22nd, with some sites reporting their lowest June temperature on record
  • Year-to-date temperatures are generally warmer than average in southern, eastern and northern Queensland

Snow, fog and frost

  • Light snowfall was observed on the 4th, with snow settling in areas around the southern Darling Downs, including at Stanthorpe and Eukey
  • Fog at the Brisbane airport overnight on the 15th and into the morning of the 16th, with visibility dropping to less than 100 m
  • Widespread frost over the southern interior on the 21st and 22nd

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Extremes in June 2019
Hottest day 33.4 °C at Coconut Island on the 26th
Warmest days on average 31.8 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest days on average 16.2 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 7.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 4th
Coldest night -5.5 °C at Mitchell Post Office on the 22nd
Coolest nights on average 2.9 °C at Mitchell Post Office
Warmest nights on average 24.7 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 25.9 °C at Coconut Island on the 2nd
Warmest on average overall 28.3 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 10.1 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Wettest overall 252.5 mm at Caloundra Airport
Wettest day 96.8 mm at Middle Percy Island on the 24th
Strongest wind gust 111 km/h at Banana Bank North Beacon on the 16th

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Lowest June total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
June
Charleville Aero 0.2 =0.2 in 1991 25.4
Havelock 3.6 2.4 in 1992 31.1
Woodlands 3.6 0.0 in 1992 32.3
Whyenbah 2.8 0.0 in 1992* 29.2
Mungallala 4.8 0.0 in 1992* 30.2

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




Record highest June temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Point Lookout 26.3 on the 14th 26.2 on the 4th in 2014 23 21.7



Record lowest June temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Roma Airport -4.8 on the 22nd -4.5 on the 4th in 2015 27 5.3
St George Airport -2.9 on the 22nd -2.1 on the 8th in 2000 23 6.5
Bedourie 1.0 on the 22nd 2.0 on the 22nd in 2018 22 8.4



Lowest June mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
June
Tambo Post Office 3.6 0.8 in 1982 5.0



Summary statistics for June 2019

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2019
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2019
Mean for
June
2019
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2019
Total for
June
2019
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2019
Fraction of
June
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.8 +1.4 33.4 26th 24.7 0.0 23.1 19th 18.6 28.6 average 65%
Coen Airport 28.7 -0.9 30.3 16th 18.3 +0.2 12.3 25th 0 3.7 v low 0%
Horn Island 29.5 +0.1 30.3 23rd 23.9 0.0 22.1 17th 4.6 14.9 low 31%
Scherger RAAF 29.9 -1.1 31.7 23rd 19.4 -0.5 16.2 21st 0.6 4.8 low 13%
Weipa Aero 30.3 -0.8 32.3 12th 20.1 +0.1 16.5 25th 0.2 3.4 low 6%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Palmerville 29.4 -0.5 31.8 11th 14.8 -0.4 9.3 24th



Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 28.3 -0.9 31.8 29th 15.8 +0.6 10.7 23rd 0 3.7 v low 0%
Century Mine 28.1 -0.4 32.8 11th 14.7 +1.1 9.3 23rd 0 4.7 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 25.1 -1.2 30.6 13th 11.4 -0.3 4.8 23rd 0 7.5 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 26.1 -1.0 31.5 11th 9.6 -0.3 1.6 23rd 11.0 16.1 average 68%
Kowanyama Airport 31.0 +0.2 32.8 11th 17.1 +0.8 9.4 24th 0 4.4 lowest 0%
Mornington Island Airport 25.2   30.2 10th 17.6   15.1 27th 0.2


Mount Isa Aero 24.7 -0.2 31.4 13th 10.1 +0.1 3.1 23rd 0 6.4 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 29.0 -0.8 32.7 11th 16.9 +0.2 11.3 23rd 3.8 3.9 high 97%
Sweers Island 25.1 -0.8 27.9 30th 17.8 -0.8 14.3 23rd 0 4.8 lowest 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 27.9 -0.7 30.8 11th 14.0 +0.2 7.8 5th 7.2 8.2 high 88%
Hughenden Airport 24.0 -2.0 27.7 16th 9.4 -1.3 0.3 23rd 53.2 20.4 high 261%
Richmond Airport 25.3 -1.4 29.4 11th 9.2 -1.0 1.3 23rd 35.2 15.9 high 221%
Richmond Post Office 25.1 -1.1 29.6 29th 10.1 +0.2 2.7 24th 39.4 15.3 high 258%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 26.1 0.0 28.1 11th 18.7 +0.8 13.5 24th 37.6 47.4 average 79%
Cairns Racecourse 25.3   27.5 10th 17.6   10.8 24th 33.6


Cape Flattery 26.5 -0.5 27.9 9th 21.8 +0.2 20.3 7th 23.6 37.5 average 63%
Cooktown Airport 25.7 -1.0 27.4 14th 19.5 -0.1 13.1 24th 37.6 37.9 average 99%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.1 -0.8 27.2 16th 21.3 +0.1 19.9 6th 26.8 62.8 low 43%
Mareeba Airport 24.5 -0.8 26.6 11th 15.3 0.0 11.6 24th 6.0 11.2 average 54%
Walkamin Research Station 23.0 -0.7 25.2 28th 14.3 +0.4 9.5 22nd 15.4 18.8 average 82%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 24.2 -1.1 26.7 17th 16.1 +1.1 9.3 24th 18.9 46.4 low 41%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 23.4   26.1 17th 17.3   10.0 24th 155.0


Innisfail 23.7 -0.9 26.6 17th 16.5 +0.2 12.5 24th 143.2 188.0 average 76%
Innisfail Aerodrome 24.0   27.3 17th 15.9   7.9 24th 113.2


Lucinda Point 22.8 -1.0 24.6 17th 18.6 -0.4 15.2 21st 23.2 35.2 average 66%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 24.7   28.1 17th 15.5   11.1 23rd 12.2


South Johnstone Exp Stn 23.7 -0.7 26.8 17th 17.0 +1.0 10.7 24th 149.8 156.0 average 96%
Townsville Aero 25.9 +0.3 29.1 17th 15.3 +0.6 8.0 23rd 4.6 20.5 average 22%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 24.3   28.0 16th 11.2   2.9 23rd 12.2


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 24.3 -0.5 26.4 17th 14.4 -1.0 7.4 23rd 12.2 24.3 average 50%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.7 +0.2 28.7 17th 12.7 -0.3 5.6 23rd 7.6 24.0 average 32%
Bowen Airport AWS 25.2   27.4 17th 14.3   7.6 23rd 4.8


Collinsville Post Office 25.5 +0.3 29.1 14th 10.0 -0.5 2.5 23rd 7.7 26.8 average 29%
Hamilton Island Airport 21.4 -0.9 23.8 14th 18.2 -0.6 15.8 1st 31.8 62.1 average 51%
Mackay Aero 23.1 -0.1 25.2 16th 12.6 -0.2 4.2 22nd 0 59.5 lowest 0%
Mackay M.O 21.9 -0.1 24.0 16th 14.5 +0.3 7.9 22nd 14.8 61.4 low 24%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 23.2   25.6 16th 12.7   4.5 22nd 10.4


Proserpine Airport 24.3 -0.4 27.0 17th 12.2 -0.6 4.3 23rd 8.6 39.4 low 22%
Samuel Hill Aero 22.5 -0.3 26.0 14th 11.6 -0.1 2.7 22nd 47.8 93.7 low 51%
St Lawrence 24.4 +0.2 27.2 30th 11.7 -0.6 5.1 22nd 8.2 36.2 average 23%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 24.0   27.3 17th 11.1   3.7 23rd 13.6


Williamson 24.3 +0.3 27.1 13th 10.8 -0.9 3.2 19th 4.2 38.0 v low 11%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.9 -0.1 24.1 3rd 13.5 0.0 5.2 22nd 14.0 53.2 v low 26%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 24.2 -0.8 28.3 12th 12.0 -0.7 5.4 24th 17.2 20.1 high 86%
Moranbah Airport 22.9   27.7 16th 9.0   1.3 22nd 24.8


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 23.1   27.4 16th 10.0   5.2 5th 22.2


Clermont Airport 21.8   26.5 16th 6.8   -2.1 22nd 23.2 22.2 average 105%
Emerald Airport 22.6 -0.8 27.4 15th 10.6 +0.3 3.5 22nd 18.6 30.9 average 60%
Lochington 22.0   27.5 15th 7.1   -0.6 22nd 18.0


Rolleston Airport 21.7   27.1 15th 8.0   0.0 22nd 27.2


Springsure Comet St 21.5 -0.8 26.3 15th 7.9 +0.6 0.7 7th 25.6 37.9 average 68%
Tambo Post Office 21.5 -0.1 27.5 14th 3.6 -1.4 -3.5 22nd 1.6 28.6 low 6%
Taroom Post Office 22.0 +0.4 28.3 15th 6.4 0.0 -2.9 1st 47.0 36.8 high 128%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Blackall Airport 22.3 -0.4 27.8 15th 7.0 -1.1 0.1 22nd 2.6 22.9 low 11%
Isisford Post Office 23.0 0.0 28.4 14th 7.5 -0.4 0.0 22nd 6.6 21.2 average 31%
Longreach Aero 23.6 -0.2 29.2 14th 7.2 -1.1 0.8 4th 4.6 18.6 average 25%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 26.4 +0.4 32.8 12th 10.1 +0.2 2.0 22nd 0 9.8 lowest 0%
Carters Bore 24.1   30.8 12th 12.1   6.4 22nd 0


New May Downs 24.3   30.8 13th 11.4   6.0 23rd 0


The Monument Airport 23.4 -0.7 30.5 12th 6.3 -2.1 -0.7 23rd 0 9.5 v low 0%
Trepell Airport 23.8 -0.7 30.2 10th 7.4 -1.9 1.4 22nd 0 11.2 v low 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 24.2   32.5 12th 6.9   -1.0 24th 0


Winton Airport 24.4 -0.4 30.3 15th 8.3 -1.5 0.4 23rd 9.2 21.1 average 44%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 22.0 -0.8 30.6 11th 7.9 -0.5 1.0 22nd 5.0 9.2 average 54%
Birdsville Airport 21.3 -0.1 31.3 11th 6.8 -1.1 0.5 22nd 1.0 12.1 average 8%
Windorah Airport 21.5   27.9 13th 7.7   0.3 24th 14.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 23.2 +0.5 26.8 15th 12.2 +0.5 7.2 19th 18.8 50.2 average 37%
Gayndah Airport 23.0 +0.2 26.7 15th 8.7 0.0 0.7 1st 18.6 33.3 average 56%
Gladstone Airport 24.0 +0.5 26.8 14th 13.7 +0.4 7.8 22nd 10.4 38.6 average 27%
Gladstone Radar 23.9 +0.6 27.1 14th 15.0 +0.6 8.3 22nd 11.4 37.0 average 31%
Lady Elliot Island 22.7 +0.8 25.8 16th 18.2 +0.6 12.2 19th 68.4 90.7 average 75%
Monto Township 22.4 +1.1 27.5 15th     -2.0 22nd 15.2 36.6 average 42%
Rockhampton Aero 24.4 +0.8 28.2 14th 11.8 +0.8 5.4 22nd 10.8 37.4 average 29%
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 22.8 +1.0 25.4 16th 16.3 +1.0 11.8 4th 52.4 108.0 low 49%
Seventeen Seventy 22.1 +0.1 25.0 15th 14.5 -0.2 9.8 22nd 21.5 63.9 low 34%
Thangool Airport 23.2 -0.2 27.0 15th 8.3 +1.3 -1.5 22nd 16.0 31.7 average 50%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.9 +1.3 28.2 14th 7.4 +0.3 -0.9 1st 35.6 46.8 average 76%
Archerfield Airport 22.5 +1.1 27.3 14th 9.8 +0.4 3.2 1st 47.8 66.7 average 72%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.7 +1.2 27.8 14th 8.7 +1.0 0.7 1st 19.6 48.7 average 40%
Beerburrum Forest Station 22.0 +0.4 27.6 14th 10.6 -0.2 4.5 1st 83.6 78.0 average 107%
Brisbane 22.8 +0.8 27.5 14th 12.4 +0.6 7.6 1st 41.2 65.7 average 63%
Brisbane Aero 21.6 +0.3 24.8 14th 11.4 +0.6 6.0 1st 41.4 68.0 average 61%
Canungra (Defence) 21.8   26.9 14th 6.8   -0.9 1st 36.6


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.6 +0.9 24.1 12th 15.2 +1.0 10.2 4th 139.8 136.1 average 103%
Coolangatta 21.8 +0.8 26.1 14th 12.6 +1.2 4.3 4th 145.4 139.1 average 105%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 20.9 +0.7 25.9 16th 16.0 +1.0 9.6 4th 79.8 116.6 average 68%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.0 +0.6 25.8 14th 14.0 +0.8 10.7 4th 100.2 116.3 average 86%
Greenbank (Defence) 22.3   27.7 14th 8.2   -0.1 1st 29.6


Gympie 22.1 0.0 26.1 14th 9.0 +1.0 1.2 1st 58.6 60.2 average 97%
Hervey Bay Airport 22.2 +0.1 24.6 16th 12.4 +0.5 4.7 19th 71.2 78.2 average 91%
Kingaroy Airport 19.8 0.0 25.4 15th 6.2 +0.4 -2.7 1st 59.4 44.1 average 135%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.0 +0.4 26.7 14th 11.1 +0.9 5.4 1st 75.5 74.8 average 101%
Maryborough 22.8 +0.4 26.0 16th 10.8 +0.4 3.1 19th 32.6 66.6 average 49%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 21.9 +0.2 27.2 14th 12.0 +0.3 4.3 1st 157.6 127.7 average 123%
Point Lookout 22.4 +0.7 26.3 14th 15.1 +0.6 9.5 4th 123.8 165.1 average 75%
Rainbow Beach 22.2 +0.6 25.3 16th      
82.0 112.6 average 73%
Redcliffe     23.9 30th 12.6 +0.2 6.2 1st 100.4 87.8 average 114%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 21.4   25.8 14th 12.0   7.1 1st 93.4


Sunshine Coast Airport 21.4 0.0 26.1 14th 12.7 +1.3 5.1 1st 172.6 120.5 average 143%
Tewantin RSL Park 21.8 +0.2 26.6 14th 13.3 +0.7 6.6 1st 203.0 124.3 high 163%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 21.9   25.6 14th 12.4   4.7 18th 77.6


University of Queensland Gatton 22.4 +1.3 28.2 14th 7.8 +0.2 0.9 1st 23.4 41.5 average 56%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 16.2 +1.5 20.6 11th 4.1 +0.8 -4.4 1st 33.0 39.0 average 85%
Dalby Airport 20.3 +0.2 25.5 15th 4.9 -0.6 -3.3 22nd 24.2 30.9 average 78%
Oakey Aero 19.8 +0.7 25.5 15th 4.6 +0.4 -4.3 1st 11.6 29.6 average 39%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 16.7 +1.2 21.2 14th 3.6 +0.9 -5.0 1st 33.0 46.7 average 71%
Texas Post Office 20.2 +0.8 24.0 14th 5.5 +0.8 -1.8 22nd 17.6 40.6 average 43%
Toowoomba Airport 17.6 +0.7 23.1 15th 8.0 +0.4 1.5 22nd 13.2 36.1 average 37%
Warwick 19.3 +0.9 24.3 14th 5.5 +0.5 -2.4 1st 7.8 36.7 low 21%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 20.4 -0.1 26.3 14th 5.3 -0.7 -1.8 22nd 15.6 36.5 average 43%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 20.4 0.0 26.1 15th 4.3 -0.3 -3.9 22nd 10.2 30.1 low 34%
Mitchell Post Office 20.0 +0.3 27.1 14th 2.9 -1.4 -5.5 22nd 4.2 33.9 low 12%
Roma Airport 20.5 +0.1 27.0 14th 3.9 -1.4 -4.8 22nd 11.8 29.0 average 41%
St George Airport 19.9 0.0 26.3 13th 6.0 -0.5 -2.9 22nd 6.4 32.3 low 20%
Surat 20.1 -0.1 27.1 14th 5.5 -0.1 -2.2 22nd 7.8 36.4 low 21%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 19.6 +0.1 26.8 13th 5.9 +0.1 -1.8 23rd 0.4 30.1 v low 1%
Charleville Aero 20.4 +0.5 26.3 11th 4.8 -0.9 -3.5 23rd 0.2 25.4 v low 1%
Cunnamulla Post Office 19.7 +0.4 26.7 13th 6.9 0.0 0.4 23rd 6.0 26.1 low 23%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 20.4 -0.1 28.5 10th 8.5 +0.3 2.5 21st 4.6 13.7 average 34%
Thargomindah Airport 20.0 -0.1 27.3 11th 8.8 +0.9 2.5 21st 5.4 16.0 average 34%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Cato Island 23.3   25.9 17th 20.3   16.8 25th



Creal Reef 23.4   24.7 15th 20.6   18.1 5th



Flinders Reef 24.6   25.8 2nd 22.0   18.6 1st



Gannet Cay 23.3   24.5 15th 20.4   17.5 5th



Holmes Reef 25.2   26.0 2nd 22.7   21.1 26th



Marion Reef 24.9   25.8 3rd 22.3   20.4 30th



Middle Percy Island 20.7 -0.4 23.7 16th 16.9 -0.2 13.8 1st 118.6 78.1 high 152%
Willis Island 26.8 +0.3 27.9 3rd 23.2 +0.5 21.7 13th 13.6 54.6 low 25%

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 July 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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