Queensland in October 2014: A dry and hot month

October rainfall was well below average throughout the state, with some places receiving their lowest October rainfall on record. There were several days in October where little or no rainfall was recorded state-wide. Rainfall was mostly confined to the central interior, the southeast quarter and the north tropical coast. At the beginning of the month, an upper level trough over the state's interior triggered thunderstorms and showers over the Maranoa and Warrego district in the southern interior. Between the 10th and the 14th, a surface trough gradually deepened as it slowly tracked eastwards across the central and southern interior. The surface trough generated thunderstorms, resulting in moderate daily rainfall totals across the southeast, Central West, and the northern Maranoa and Warrego districts. Thunderstorms also occurred throughout the northern parts of Cape York Peninsula and across the north tropical coast with only light falls recorded. 

Statewide average temperatures were above normal for October, with mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures +1.77 C and +0.34 C above the long-term average respectively. The mean maximum temperature was ranked the seventh-warmest on record. Daily maximum and minimum temperatures were exceptionally high near the end of the month, with a number of sites in the southern interior and southeast coast recording their hottest October day on record, and the warmest night on record for southeast coastal sites. The hot conditions persisted for a few days, with the hottest days and nights occurring on the 26th and 27th as hot northerly winds were directed over southern districts ahead of a surface trough. 

  • Ninth-lowest rainfall on record
  • Seventh-highest mean maximum temperature on record
  • Hot days and warm nights near the end of month

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Extremes in October 2014
Hottest day 43.3 C at Birdsville Airport on the 26th
Warmest days on average 38.4 C at Century Mine and at Julia Creek Airport
Coolest days on average 23.5 C at Frederick Reef
Coldest day 16.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 14th
Coldest night 1.8 C at Applethorpe on the 16th
Coolest nights on average 9.5 C at Applethorpe and at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.2 C at Horn Island and at Sweers Island
Warmest night 29.0 C at Lake Julius AWS on the 29th
Warmest on average overall 30.3 C at Lake Julius AWS
Coolest on average overall 17.5 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 87.6 mm at Augathella Post Office
Wettest day 54.0 mm at Queen Mary Falls on the 24th
Strongest wind gust 104 km/h at Dalby Airport on the 13th

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 lowest October total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Nerang Gilston Rd 3.8 5.1 in 1936 122 85.8
Mt Nebo Post Office 4.0 9.9 in 1968 64 103.6
Rocky Point Sugar Mill 5.0 6.8 in 1984 55 82.4
Highvale 6.4 7.8 in 1998 49 100.3
Miami Bardon Ave 2.1 12.4 in 1968 47 105.3
Glenlyon Dam 9.0 12.8 in 1991 40 67.0
Boondall 6.0 8.4 in 1992 39 81.9
Greenbank Thompson Road 5.8 10.8 in 1988 37 61.4
Springbrook Road 14.0 27.8 in 2012 34 115.0
Maclean Bridge 4.4 8.6 in 1992 32 61.6
Coolangatta 6.0 7.4 in 2006 31 89.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 2.8 12.9 in 1992 22 57.5
Miva 3.4 7.0 in 2006 22 62.6
Brisbane Aero 4.8 9.0 in 2006 21 72.1
Gold Coast Seaway 1.6 13.2 in 2013 21 91.5
Wivenhoe Dam 4.8 = 4.8 in 2006 20 64.7

Lowest October total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Average for
October
Texas Post Office 6.4 1.8 in 1945 69 60.6
Canungra Finch Road 9.0 0.0 in 1948 66 76.6
Harrisville Post Office 10.4 0.0 in 1948 66 63.8
Killarney Post Office 8.2 2.0 in 1948 66 63.5
Oxenford (Oberon Way) 4.4 1.0 in 1936* 66 79.8
Mt Tamborine Fern St 8.0 0.0 in 1948* 65 91.5
Archerfield Airport 7.2 1.3 in 1948* 63 77.2
Mt Glorious Fahey Rd 4.3 0.8 in 1948* 61 114.4
Moogerah Dam 9.2 0.0 in 1948* 59 78.9
Somerset Dam 8.0 7.9 in 1968* 45 84.3
Bingil Bay 3.6 0.0 in 1972* 41 82.9
Innisfail 3.2 1.3 in 1962* 39 87.2
Amberley AMO 9.6 6.6 in 1977 37 73.3
Blackbutt Post Office 10.8 9.0 in 1977* 36 70.5
Mackay M.O 0.8 0.0 in 1982 32 34.6
Victoria Sugar Mill 1.4 0.0 in 1982 32 45.0
Beenham Valley Rd 8.8 7.6 in 1978* 31 60.5
Cania Gorge Park 4.0 0.0 in 1978* 29 53.2
Farleigh Co-op Sugar Mill 0.6 0.0 in 1982* 29 45.5
Colodan 11.4 7.8 in 1988 26 53.7
Herberton Mowbray Rd 1.6 0.0 in 1972* 26 26.4
Tarome 12.4 11.4 in 1988 26 70.6
Eidsvold Post Office 2.0 0.0 in 1988* 25 58.8
Jondaryan Post Office 9.2 3.0 in 1988* 25 57.1
Tully Sugar Mill 6.4 3.6 in 1991 23 107.5
Alderley 9.0 2.8 in 1992 22 81.2
Bauhinia Downs Store 5.6 0.0 in 1992 22 50.9
Pacific Heights 2.4 2.2 in 1991* 22 61.2
Woodgate Store 2.6 0.0 in 1988* 22 67.0
Gympie 13.0 9.4 in 1992* 21 71.1

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




Record highest October temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Amberley AMO 41.3 on the 27th 41.1 on the 30th in 1958 74 27.7
Cunnamulla Post Office 42.0 on the 26th 41.8 on the 29th in 1988 58 29.6
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 35.5 on the 27th 33.4 on the 22nd in 1988 52 22.6
Surat 41.7 on the 27th 41.4 on the 19th in 2002 50 29.2
University of Queensland Gatton 41.6 on the 27th 41.0 on the 19th in 2002 49 28.1
Applethorpe 34.7 on the 27th 33.0 on the 26th in 2002 46 21.8
Texas Post Office 39.8 on the 27th 39.4 on the 23rd in 1988 45 27.9
Oakey Aero 39.1 on the 27th 38.3 on the 19th in 2002 42 26.7
Dalby Airport 39.5 on the 27th = 39.5 on the 19th in 2002 23 28.3
Goondiwindi Airport 41.3 on the 27th 39.5 on the 19th in 2002 23 28.8
Thangool Airport 38.3 on the 29th 38.0 on the 24th in 2004 23 30.3
Warwick 38.5 on the 27th 37.1 on the 19th in 2002 20 25.8



Record highest October mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Goondiwindi Airport 31.8 31.1 in 2007 22 28.8
Roma Airport 32.5 32.4 in 2013 22 29.6

Highest October mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
October
Cunnamulla Post Office 33.0 33.2 in 1988 26 29.6
Oakey Aero 29.8 30.9 in 1988 26 26.7
Applethorpe 25.4 25.8 in 1988* 23 21.8
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.0 26.9 in 1988* 20 22.6

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




Record highest October daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 22.1 on the 28th 22.0 on the 27th in 2005 58 17.9
Coolangatta 22.4 on the 28th 22.3 on the 27th in 2005 27 15.9
Dalby Airport 21.4 on the 27th 21.2 on the 8th in 2005 23 12.5
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.3 on the 28th 22.0 on the 31st in 2011 23 14.9
Cloncurry Airport 28.5 on the 28th 28.3 on the 21st in 1980 22 20.3
Gold Coast Seaway 22.7 on the 28th 22.2 on the 27th in 2005 22 16.9



Record lowest October temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Coolangatta 5.8 on the 15th 6.3 on the 8th in 2009 27 15.9



Record lowest October mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Mackay Aero 16.4 16.5 in 1958 28 18.2
Proserpine Airport 15.5 = 15.5 in 1992 24 17.4

Lowest October mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Average for
October
Mackay M.O 18.4 17.0 in 1982 32 19.7
Ingham Composite 16.7 16.2 in 1989 25 18.5
Innisfail 18.7 =18.7 in 1994 20 19.0
South Johnstone Exp Stn 17.6 17.5 in 1991* 20 18.8

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




Summary statistics for October 2014
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
October
2014
Mean for
October
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
October
2014
Total for
October
2014
Average
for
October
Rank of
October
2014
Fraction of
October
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.8 -0.2 32.6 17th 24.0 -0.7 22.6 7th 2.6 13.0 average 20%
Coen Airport 32.9 -0.5 39.6 15th 18.3 -2.6 15.4 27th 0.2 9.1 low 2%
Horn Island 30.6 -0.5 34.1 15th 24.2 -0.6 21.0 9th 0 15.3 lowest 0%
Scherger RAAF 35.7   39.3 15th 19.7   17.0 3rd 0.2
Weipa Aero 35.4 -0.2 37.5 31st 19.7 -2.2 17.0 3rd 3.0 22.7 low 13%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.1 -0.3 33.2 15th 20.7 -1.2 16.7 7th 12.6 28.3 average 45%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.9 -0.9 39.0 29th 19.8 -2.2 13.4 16th 0.2 7.1 average 3%
Century Mine 38.4 +0.4 42.6 29th 19.5 -1.7 14.1 16th 0 10.4 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 37.6 +1.2 42.2 28th 21.2 +0.9 14.0 16th 0.4 19.3 low 2%
Julia Creek Airport 38.4 +1.0 43.0 30th 18.4 0.0 9.6 16th 6.0 11.3 average 53%
Kowanyama Airport 36.5 +0.2 38.7 15th 20.4 -1.5 16.2 3rd 0 16.6 lowest 0%
Lake Julius AWS 37.5   42.1 30th 23.0   17.3 18th 2.6
Mornington Island Airport 32.0   33.9 14th 23.4   19.4 17th 0.2
Mount Isa Aero 37.0 +2.3 41.6 31st 18.3 -0.2 10.4 16th 1.2 18.4 low 7%
Normanton Airport 36.3 -0.5 38.7 29th 21.9 -1.5 17.5 16th 0.2 6.7 low 3%
Sweers Island 30.9 -1.2 33.9 14th 24.2 -0.8 21.5 17th 0 7.7 v low 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.8 -0.2 39.5 28th 18.9 -1.6 14.0 1st 0.6 11.0 average 5%
Hughenden Airport 35.6 +0.4 40.9 29th 19.0 +0.2 6.4 16th 0 13.0 v low 0%
Richmond Airport 37.2 +0.6 42.2 29th 19.4 +0.6 11.0 16th 2.6 10.1 average 26%
Richmond Post Office 36.8 +1.0 42.0 29th 19.9 +1.9 11.8 16th 1.1 15.9 low 7%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.3 +0.8 32.5 15th 19.6 -1.0 17.7 29th 13.4 46.0 low 29%
Cairns Racecourse 30.2   32.6 8th 18.0   13.8 2nd 22.0
Cape Flattery 29.6 -0.8 30.6 15th 22.6 -0.4 19.2 14th 1.6 19.2 low 8%
Cooktown Airport 29.7 -0.7 35.0 14th 22.1 -0.5 18.6 15th 0.8 22.0 v low 4%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.4 -1.0 31.9 13th 22.3 -0.9 20.2 9th 7.2 45.0 low 16%
Mareeba Airport 30.2 -0.5 35.4 14th 15.6 -1.9 12.4 2nd 16.2 13.5 average 120%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cape Ferguson NTC AWS 25.3   27.7 14th 21.6   18.8 1st
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.1 -1.2 30.8 18th 18.7 -0.2 16.0 7th 9.6 54.0 low 18%
Ingham Composite 30.0 -0.4 34.3 14th 16.7 -1.8 14.6 17th 7.1 50.9 v low 14%
Innisfail 28.2 -0.2 30.0 14th 18.7 -0.3 16.6 2nd 3.2 87.2 v low 4%
Lucinda Point 26.4 -0.8 28.3 9th 22.1 -0.8 19.5 2nd 1.4 24.4 low 6%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.2 +0.2 32.5 14th 17.6 -1.2 14.9 7th 8.2 95.2 v low 9%
Townsville Aero 29.4 0.0 32.9 14th 19.7 -1.0 15.7 17th 2.0 23.9 low 8%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.1 -1.6 28.5 14th 19.3 -2.6 13.8 15th 10.4 22.8 average 46%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.7 -0.1 34.5 14th 17.0 -1.1 13.5 16th 1.4 25.9 average 5%
Bowen Airport 28.7 -0.6 30.2 18th 18.5 -1.3 13.4 16th 1.6 12.1 average 13%
Collinsville Post Office 33.0 +0.8 37.5 29th 15.7 -1.6 9.6 16th 0 20.9 lowest 0%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.9 -0.5 30.5 30th 21.4 -0.6 19.1 2nd 0.2 21.4 v low 1%
Mackay Aero 28.4 +0.1 31.7 28th 16.4 -1.8 11.1 16th 2.4 33.5 low 7%
Mackay M.O 27.8 +0.2 31.3 31st 18.4 -1.3 13.6 16th 0.8 34.6 v low 2%
Proserpine Airport 30.4 +0.1 35.3 29th 15.5 -1.9 10.3 15th 1.6 35.1 low 5%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 24.6   29.6 29th 20.2   16.7 15th
Samuel Hill Aero 27.8 -0.3 32.6 29th 12.7 -2.5 6.6 16th 1.8 52.0 v low 3%
St Lawrence 28.9 -0.1 30.9 29th 16.1 -1.6 10.7 16th 0.4 27.5 v low 1%
Williamson 29.1   32.6 14th 15.4   8.5 16th 0.2 29.2 v low 1%
Woolshed 27.6 +0.3 33.2 14th 16.1 -1.4 7.4 16th 1.2 20.5 v low 6%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.8 -0.3 32.9 29th 18.3 -0.8 11.1 16th 1.0 45.9 v low 2%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.9 +0.1 38.2 29th 16.4 -1.8 10.6 16th 0 16.9 lowest 0%
Moranbah Airport 32.6   39.3 28th 14.6   5.9 16th 2.0
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 32.1   39.9 28th 16.2   10.2 15th 13.2
Clermont Airport 32.1   39.1 28th 13.9   4.9 16th 18.8
Emerald Airport 32.1 +0.4 39.5 28th 16.5 -0.5 9.4 15th 39.6 38.1 high 104%
Lochington 31.8   39.9 28th 15.9   7.3 15th 23.6
Rolleston Airport 32.0   39.8 28th 14.7   8.2 15th 13.8
Springsure Comet St 30.8 +0.2 38.0 28th 15.3 +0.1 4.8 15th 36.0 47.0 average 77%
Tambo Post Office 32.4 +1.5 39.4 27th 14.5 +0.8 6.0 15th 58.3 34.6 high 168%
Taroom Post Office 32.5 +2.6 40.9 27th 15.5 +0.9 7.7 15th 20.6 54.5 low 38%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 34.1 +1.9 40.8 28th 19.4 +1.9 10.4 16th 9.2 28.6 average 32%
Blackall Airport 33.4 +0.2 40.2 26th     5.8 15th 0 22.7 v low 0%
Isisford Post Office 35.9 +2.8 42.1 27th 17.5 +0.9 8.4 15th 0 26.9 lowest 0%
Longreach Aero 36.1 +2.1 42.1 30th 18.7 +1.8 10.8 15th 0.6 23.3 v low 3%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.7 +1.9 41.7 30th 20.1 +0.6 11.3 16th 0.4 13.9 low 3%
Carters Bore 36.3   40.9 31st 22.2   16.1 16th 0
New May Downs 36.6   40.8 31st 21.0   13.4 16th 0
The Monument Airport 36.6 +1.3 41.7 27th 18.0 -0.2 9.1 16th 0 10.4 v low 0%
Trepell Airport 36.8 +1.2 41.3 27th 19.6 +1.1 11.2 16th 0 12.4 v low 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 37.6   42.4 31st 17.0   7.3 16th 0
Winton Airport 37.1 +0.9 42.3 31st 19.5 +1.0 12.8 15th 0 6.8 v low 0%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 36.2 +2.3 42.6 26th 17.5 +0.4 10.2 16th 0 13.9 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 35.5 +2.5 43.3 26th 17.8 +0.8 9.1 15th 0 9.9 v low 0%
Boulia Airport 36.4 +2.1 41.5 31st 18.6 +0.7 10.4 15th 0 14.5 lowest 0%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 28.2 +1.3 32.9 28th 15.3 -1.2 9.2 15th 13.0 68.9 low 19%
Gayndah Airport 32.1 +1.9 41.0 28th 14.8 0.0 8.2 15th 0.6 64.1 v low 1%
Gladstone Airport 27.7 +0.2 33.1 29th 17.5 -1.0 13.2 16th 5.6 52.6 low 11%
Gladstone Radar 28.9 +0.5 33.4 29th 18.5 -0.2 15.1 16th 14.2 58.1 low 24%
Lady Elliot Island 25.9 +0.4 28.1 31st 20.2 -0.2 16.1 24th 37.8 56.5 average 67%
Monto Township 31.1 +2.1 38.9 28th 13.5 +0.2 6.9 16th 6.6 54.7 low 12%
Rockhampton Aero 30.1 +0.5 37.9 29th 16.8 -0.2 10.4 16th 2.4 48.7 v low 5%
Rundle Island 24.3 -0.5 27.4 25th 21.0 -0.1 18.9 16th
Seventeen Seventy 25.5 -0.4 28.1 31st 18.8 -0.5 14.4 15th 34.9 56.1 average 62%
Thangool Airport 31.3 +1.0 38.3 29th 12.3 -1.0 6.2 15th 23.6 56.1 low 42%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 30.4 +2.7 41.3 27th 12.1 -1.2 6.2 16th 9.6 73.3 v low 13%
Archerfield Airport 28.4 +1.4 35.0 27th 14.8 +0.5 9.3 16th 7.2 77.2 v low 9%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.0   39.8 27th 12.4   4.6 15th 9.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 28.1 +0.5 39.5 27th 13.9 -0.7 7.0 15th 28.8 87.0 low 33%
Brisbane 27.8 +0.8 34.2 28th 16.6 +0.3 12.7 23rd 5.8 72.5 v low 8%
Brisbane Aero 26.0 +0.6 29.7 27th 16.0 +0.3 10.7 15th 4.8 72.1 lowest 7%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.2 +1.1 27.6 27th 18.6 +0.7 13.8 15th 29.6 79.3 low 37%
Coolangatta 25.8 +1.4 29.5 27th 16.0 +0.1 5.8 15th 6.0 89.9 lowest 7%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.7 +1.2 31.5 28th 18.9 +0.4 14.1 15th 14.0 69.7 low 20%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.1 +0.8 31.0 27th 17.1 +0.2 12.6 15th 1.6 91.5 lowest 2%
Gympie 29.3 +1.0 36.9 27th 13.1 -0.7 6.1 15th 13.0 71.1 low 18%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.7 +0.2 29.5 29th 15.2 -1.8 7.7 15th 7.4 65.2 low 11%
Jimna Forestry 26.6 +1.2 35.5 27th 11.3 -0.5 4.2 15th 34.8 74.0 low 47%
Kingaroy Airport 29.3 +1.9 37.9 28th 11.2 -0.4 1.9 15th 9.8 50.5 v low 19%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.6 +1.1 35.7 27th 15.3 +0.4 9.8 15th 2.8 57.5 lowest 5%
Maleny Tamarind St 25.1 +0.8 34.8 27th 13.9 -0.4 8.0 15th 28.6 108.1 low 26%
Maryborough 27.9 +0.2 33.1 29th 14.3 -1.1 7.6 15th 24.4 73.4 low 33%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 27.2   37.3 27th 15.0   10.2 16th 14.4
Rainbow Beach 25.6 +0.1 31.4 28th       22.2 74.3 low 30%
Redcliffe 25.8 +0.2 30.8 27th 17.2 +0.3 12.7 15th 17.2 75.5 low 23%
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.6 +1.1 35.7 27th 14.9 -0.7 8.7 16th 30.0 72.9 low 41%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.7 +0.1 35.7 27th 16.6 -0.3 11.0 16th 22.0 88.9 v low 25%
Toolara (Kelly) 28.8 +0.1 37.8 28th 16.2 -0.3 12.0 15th 29.6 72.6 low 41%
University of Queensland Gatton 31.3 +3.2 41.6 27th 12.6 -0.6 7.3 15th 11.6 64.2 v low 18%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 25.4 +3.6 34.7 27th 9.5 +0.5 1.8 16th 17.2 70.9 v low 24%
Dalby Airport 30.7 +2.4 39.5 27th 13.1 +0.6 6.0 16th 22.4 58.2 v low 38%
Goondiwindi Airport 31.8 +3.0 41.3 27th 14.5 +1.0 5.8 16th 4.8 45.5 v low 11%
Oakey Aero 29.8 +3.1 39.1 27th 12.4 +1.2 3.2 15th 13.2 56.1 v low 24%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.0 +3.4 35.5 27th 9.5 +0.5 2.0 16th 15.7 69.0 v low 23%
Texas Post Office 31.0 +3.1 39.8 27th 12.8 +1.2 4.9 15th 6.4 60.6 v low 11%
Toowoomba Airport 27.1 +2.7 36.4 27th 13.3 +0.6 5.6 15th 12.6 60.2 v low 21%
Warwick 28.8 +3.0 38.5 27th 10.9 +0.5 4.0 16th 15.4 71.1 low 22%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 31.4 +1.8 40.7 27th 14.3 +0.5 5.4 16th 17.4 42.0 low 41%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 31.7 +2.2 40.2 27th 13.8 +1.1 5.6 16th 35.8 47.1 average 76%
Mitchell Post Office 32.5 +3.2 40.0 26th 13.1 +0.8 5.3 3rd 51.6 42.5 average 121%
Roma Airport 32.5 +2.9 41.6 27th 14.1 +0.6 5.2 16th 7.6 52.0 low 15%
St George Airport 32.2 +2.6 42.6 27th 15.2 +0.8 6.6 16th 2.8 40.5 v low 7%
Surat 32.0 +2.8 41.7 27th 15.1 +1.3 5.6 16th 10.2 49.4 low 21%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 32.9 +3.3 41.5 27th 15.4 +1.7 6.5 16th 0 35.5 lowest 0%
Charleville Aero 32.8 +3.0 40.8 27th 16.0 +1.6 6.3 15th 12.4 35.9 low 35%
Cunnamulla Post Office 33.0 +3.4 42.0 26th 16.6 +1.8 9.0 15th 0 25.1 lowest 0%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 34.2 +1.7 42.9 26th 18.3 +1.1 11.3 15th 0 5.3 v low 0%
Thargomindah Airport 33.9 +2.7 42.8 26th 17.8 +1.2 8.1 16th 0 12.4 v low 0%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 23.5   26.2 15th 22.0   20.4 7th
Middle Percy Island 25.5 -0.2 27.2 31st 19.5 -0.6 17.5 16th 5.6 25.4 low 22%
Willis Island 28.0 -0.7 29.6 30th 23.3 -0.3 21.5 20th 6.2 20.7 average 30%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list 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. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 7 pm on Saturday 1 November 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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