Queensland in October 2017: Record high rainfall in the east

Queensland had its third-wettest October on record averaged across the State, and the wettest October since 1975. It was the wettest October on record in parts of the Wide Bay, Burnett and North Tropical Coast districts. Daytime temperatures were cooler than average in the east and warmer than average in the west. Overnight temperatures were warmer than average across most of the State, with record warm nights in the southeast, and in parts of the southern and central interior.

Record high rainfall in eastern and southern Queensland

  • Queensland had its third-wettest October on record, averaged across the State
  • Numerous rain-bearing systems brought widespread, moderate to locally heavy falls during the month
  • At the start of the month, a surface trough and upper level disturbance produced heavy rainfall in the Wide Bay and Burnett district - some locations had their highest October daily rainfall on record on the 3rd
  • Another low level trough and upper level low in the middle of the month produced further widespread moderate to heavy falls along Queensland's east coast, with many locations reporting their highest October daily rainfall on record between the 17th and the 20th
  • Many locations had their highest total October rainfall on record or in several decades

Above average days in the west and below average in the east

  • Statewide, mean maximum temperatures were slightly above average
  • Warmer than average days in the west; cooler than average days in the east due to numerous rainfall events during the month
  • A cool start to the month, with Mitchell and St George recording their coolest October day (lowest maximum temperature) on record on the 1st

Third-warmest mean minimum temperatures on record

Flooding; severe thunderstorms

  • Major flooding occurred in the Kolan River and Baffle Creek during October
  • Severe thunderstorms produced damaging wind gusts and large hail on the 23rd, with a house losing its roof near Oakey and reports of hail at Gympie with a diameter greater than 3 cm
  • On the 27th, severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds, with structural damage to a shed at Withcott near Toowoomba, and to property at Burleigh Heads in the Gold Coast
  • Reports of hail with a diameter greater than 4 cm at Gatton, Beaudesert and Toowoomba on the 27th
  • Severe thunderstorms produced hail between 2 cm and 4 cm in diameter at Deception Bay, Kallangur, Petrie, Highvale and Greenbank on the 30th

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Extremes in October 2017
Hottest day 42.3 °C at Urandangi Aerodrome on the 27th and at Century Mine on the 28th
Warmest days on average 39.1 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 21.7 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 12.9 °C at Applethorpe on the 1st
Coldest night 4.4 °C at Applethorpe on the 24th
Coolest nights on average 11.5 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 25.7 °C at Horn Island
Warmest night 29.1 °C at Lake Julius AWS on the 28th
Warmest on average overall 30.7 °C at Century Mine and Normanton Airport
Coolest on average overall 16.6 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 825.2 mm at Rosedale Post Office
Wettest day 389.0 mm at Makowata on the 18th
Strongest wind gust 94 km/h at Burketown Airport and at Double Island Point Lighthouse, both on the 15th

Maps

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daily
maximum
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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 October daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Cardwell Marine Pde 185.0 on the 19th 155.4 on the 4th in 1930 133
Capella Post Office 133.0 on the 14th 116.3 on the 20th in 2005 120
Gin Gin Post Office 200.2 on the 18th 152.4 on the 1st in 1933 120
Rosedale Post Office 340.0 on the 18th 183.6 on the 8th in 1961 120
Tully Sugar Mill 221.0 on the 19th 180.8 on the 4th in 1930 92
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 178.0 on the 19th 154.0 on the 19th in 2011 84
Peakvale Station 64.6 on the 2nd 60.0 on the 14th in 2005 81
Rockhampton Aero 102.0 on the 18th 69.6 on the 18th in 2001 79
Upper Stone Exelby 106.0 on the 19th 90.2 on the 8th in 1973 78
Monto Township 118.8 on the 18th 100.7 on the 16th in 2005 76
Mulgrave Mill 166.0 on the 19th =166.0 on the 19th in 2011 70
Elphinstone Pocket No1 210.2 on the 19th 84.2 on the 18th in 2006 62
Bundaberg Aero 238.8 on the 3rd 166.2 on the 28th in 1999 59
Tosari 56.0 on the 14th 45.0 on the 14th in 2011 59
Cania Gorge Park 119.4 on the 17th 72.2 on the 14th in 2011 55
Cardwell Range 100.0 on the 19th 97.8 on the 8th in 1973 53
Monduran 200.0 on the 18th 187.0 on the 30th in 2000 53
Mount Isa Aero 39.2 on the 8th 34.2 on the 3rd in 1981 51
Ingham Composite 112.0 on the 19th 95.5 on the 8th in 1973 49
Paluma Ivy Cottage 139.0 on the 19th 99.0 on the 23rd in 1975 48
Hawkins Creek 198.0 on the 19th 114.0 on the 15th in 2016 47
Woodgate Store 276.2 on the 3rd 103.1 on the 28th in 1972 45
Cunninghams Gap National Park 56.0 on the 3rd =56.0 on the 10th in 1982 42
Dingle Dell 99.0 on the 18th 83.0 on the 30th in 2000 42
Lovandee 154.2 on the 18th 88.8 on the 31st in 2000 41
Lansdown CSIRO 79.4 on the 20th 53.4 on the 24th in 1975 40
Childers South 101.8 on the 17th 77.8 on the 16th in 2005 39
Butcher Hill Station 102.0 on the 16th 80.0 on the 10th in 1996 32
Seventeen Seventy 138.0 on the 17th 91.4 on the 8th in 1996 32
Ripple Downs 36.0 on the 3rd 35.8 on the 26th in 1998 30
White Cliff Point 184.0 on the 19th 124.0 on the 10th in 1996 30
Hamilton Island 94.0 on the 17th 71.6 on the 14th in 1993 29
Rainbow Beach 90.0 on the 3rd 78.0 on the 26th in 1998 26
Mt Pleasant Station 69.2 on the 21st 39.0 on the 25th in 1998 25
Gairloch 60.0 on the 19th 57.0 on the 21st in 2010 24
Archer River Roadhouse 102.0 on the 22nd 64.0 on the 23rd in 2000 21
Alva Beach 76.8 on the 16th 48.0 on the 2nd in 1997 20
Makowata 389.0 on the 18th 106.4 on the 20th in 2004 20
Mungar Gayndah St 102.8 on the 17th 74.2 on the 31st in 2000 20
Woolshed 84.6 on the 20th 51.6 on the 22nd in 2005 20



Record highest October total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 518.6 229.6 in 1984 141 62.6
Nanango Wills St 227.2 223.0 in 1983 136 66.2
Lowood Don St 242.5 227.5 in 1972 130 66.0
Mt Perry The Pines 405.0 288.7 in 1961 130 65.3
Eidsvold Post Office 266.6 232.4 in 1892 127 60.3
Gin Gin Post Office 529.4 277.1 in 1933 123 71.2
Bauhinia Downs Store 223.4 207.4 in 2005 122 52.2
Rosedale Post Office 825.2 358.8 in 1961 121 74.5
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 446.6 398.8 in 1949 110 96.3
Mundubbera 247.2 202.6 in 1983 107 63.3
Blackbutt Post Office 267.6 226.2 in 1972 106 72.4
Mount Joseph 227.6 204.6 in 1949 106 69.4
Mount Larcom Post Office 275.8 231.6 in 2000 105 53.7
Goomboorian 345.0 291.1 in 1949 101 77.3
Jingi Jingi 168.4 165.5 in 1959 100 57.7
Imbil Post Office 346.0 309.2 in 1972 98 83.2
Rockhampton Aero 198.8 152.4 in 1952 79 49.7
Belvedere 217.0 206.0 in 1986 78 56.5
Upper Stone Exelby 280.4 195.7 in 1964 77 44.5
Monto Township 289.9 201.4 in 2005 76 57.5
Glen Harding 110.5 91.5 in 1952 73 20.0
Cania Gorge Park 306.4 170.3 in 1986 71 56.2
Abercorn 224.6 168.8 in 2005 68 57.1
Dunollie 261.4 213.8 in 2005 68 67.2
Teddington Waterworks 315.9 267.7 in 1987 67 73.6
Cardbeign 170.5 121.2 in 1996 65 46.3
Innot Hot Springs Township 162.0 141.2 in 1998 63 23.9
Bundaberg Aero 558.2 245.1 in 1943 61 76.7
Elphinstone Pocket No1 317.2 200.9 in 1964 61 47.4
Juanita 155.6 144.6 in 2000 52 37.6
Maitland Downs Station 159.0 155.0 in 1985 52 22.8
Monduran 432.4 301.4 in 2000 51 70.5
Hawkins Creek 350.2 294.0 in 2010 49 74.9
Mt Moffatt National Park 172.2 147.9 in 1967 49 49.9
Paluma Ivy Cottage 269.0 223.8 in 2000 48 84.3
Maroon Dam 218.0 217.7 in 1983 47 74.3
Lansdown CSIRO 138.6 110.8 in 1975 46 25.9
Mutarnee Store 263.0 226.4 in 2010 44 61.9
Woodgate Store 537.1 174.7 in 1972 44 78.3
Coolmunda Dam 114.2 101.6 in 2003 42 51.9
Embreys Bridge 207.2 169.2 in 1983 41 61.2
Dingle Dell 259.6 143.5 in 2005 40 55.1
Childers South 358.8 168.0 in 2005 39 70.7
Yantumara 214.8 179.8 in 1986 38 55.4
Lovandee 387.0 293.6 in 1975 36 75.6
Butcher Hill Station 260.0 82.6 in 1996 33 21.6
Fraser Island Eurong 500.8 250.2 in 2005 33 87.0
Green Hills 91.2 71.5 in 1986 32 15.8
Monogorilby - Home 203.4 181.6 in 1983 32 75.5
Seventeen Seventy 309.5 160.7 in 1996 31 63.6
Traighli 135.2 114.2 in 2010 30 53.3
Corbould Pk Racecourse 324.0 318.5 in 2010 29 86.1
White Cliff Point 227.6 217.0 in 1996 29 56.6
Ripple Downs 101.0 96.6 in 2005 28 48.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 253.7 165.0 in 2011 25 64.3
Miva 270.4 149.4 in 1999 25 71.8
Mt Pleasant Station 128.8 82.4 in 1998 25 23.1
Rainbow Beach 348.6 140.2 in 2011 25 86.4
Springfield 117.2 109.2 in 2000 25 43.2
Gladstone Airport 214.8 167.6 in 2000 24 57.8
Hazeldean 234.2 219.6 in 2000 24 60.3
Sunshine Coast Airport 320.4 225.6 in 2010 24 80.5
Yeppoon The Esplanade 198.4 185.4 in 2000 24 50.6
Lloyona 203.0 178.4 in 2005 23 61.3
Wivenhoe Dam 228.8 220.0 in 2010 23 68.8
Tewantin RSL Park 406.8 372.0 in 2010 22 100.4
Toowoomba Airport 150.4 132.0 in 1997 22 63.1
Warroo 150.0 106.6 in 2005 22 39.7
Beardy Junction 140.5 133.8 in 1997 21 67.9
St George Airport 127.6 127.4 in 2000 21 42.9
Alva Beach 177.0 63.4 in 2000 20 32.0
Archer River Roadhouse 136.0 81.0 in 2000 20 17.2
Makowata 762.6 134.0 in 2000 20 86.2
Woolshed 200.6 86.0 in 2010 20 29.3

Highest October total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
October
Maryborough 440.4 497.8 in 1882 75.7
Pacific Heights 298.6 688.3 in 1914* 62.3
Yaamba 200.6 229.9 in 1916 42.4
Bambaroo 304.0 368.3 in 1930 60.0
Eromanga - Webber St 88.0 148.4 in 1949 15.6
Kenilworth Township 316.8 343.4 in 1949 85.8
Ulcanbah 115.2 193.2 in 1949 25.3
Mitchell Post Office 122.2 124.2 in 1953 42.9
Cardwell Marine Pde 321.0 328.0 in 1954* 56.2
Wallumbilla Post Office 166.6 177.0 in 1954* 49.1
Karoola Park 145.2 155.0 in 1959 47.8
South Comongin 83.7 107.8 in 1954* 20.7
Broadmeadows 217.0 253.8 in 1961* 51.9
Rewan Station 196.1 209.6 in 1950* 53.4
Meandarra Post Office 137.0 178.0 in 1969* 58.7
Nindigully 118.9 209.2 in 1969* 42.9
Talwood State School 128.0 169.2 in 1969* 43.7
Jandowae Post Office 137.4 183.7 in 1972 57.2
University of Queensland Gatton 169.8 237.4 in 1972 64.7
Gatton Allan Street 176.9 192.6 in 1972* 59.2
Jondaryan Post Office 182.8 213.2 in 1972* 57.8
Lady Elliot Island 213.6 262.6 in 1973* 57.7
Moyola 160.5 196.0 in 1972* 63.7
Thangool Airport 172.6 240.9 in 1975 57.0
Rollingstone 258.7 347.3 in 1975* 49.5
Talgai 152.2 188.3 in 1972* 61.1
Yabulu QLD Nickel 161.5 527.6 in 1975* 30.8
Gladstone Radar 227.2 276.8 in 1975* 60.3
Proston Post Office 129.6 134.7 in 1983 66.8
Walla Alert-B 294.2 305.3 in 1943* 70.8
Colodan 165.2 221.6 in 1986 55.3
Croydon Township 59.4 72.2 in 1986* 14.4
Double Island Point Lighthouse 211.4 240.0 in 1984* 70.7
Jambin Post Office 200.2 202.1 in 1986* 55.7
Mount Kroombit 137.8 144.6 in 1986* 52.8
Mt Tamborine Fern St 248.0 277.0 in 1986* 91.9
Glenlands 130.1 141.6 in 1987* 46.8
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 131.4 159.6 in 1983* 69.3
Camboon Station 195.0 285.1 in 1986* 59.2
Cooranga North 137.0 146.0 in 1980* 61.9
Woleebee Nevasa 109.6 166.5 in 1989* 49.7
Albro Station 100.0 109.6 in 1987* 28.3
Rosehill 109.2 112.2 in 1993 35.6
Mackay Aero 63.8 80.0 in 1996 35.1
Strathmore 89.9 170.0 in 1985* 23.9
Taroom Post Office 109.7 137.4 in 1995* 54.7
Hazelmere 136.0 176.8 in 1996* 24.8
Laura Post Office 91.3 101.2 in 1996* 17.1
Mossman South Alchera Drive 277.0 367.2 in 1996* 69.5
Namarah 105.6 135.0 in 1997 51.4
Ravenswood Post Office 86.0 113.0 in 1995* 21.7
Tiree 58.4 84.2 in 1996* 21.0

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




Record lowest October daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Townsville Aero 23.6 on the 16th = 23.6 on the 22nd in 1964 78 29.5
Bollon Mary St 16.7 on the 1st 17.2 on the 16th in 1959 60 29.7
Mitchell Post Office 15.1 on the 1st 15.2 on the 11th in 1982 50 29.4
St George Airport 15.2 on the 1st 17.0 on the 8th in 2010 21 29.8



Record highest October daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Barcaldine Post Office 27.2 on the 8th 26.8 on the 27th in 2004 56 17.5
Double Island Point Lighthouse 22.4 on the 30th 22.2 on the 29th in 2003 55 18.5
Injune Post Office 22.3 on the 12th 22.2 on the 29th in 2003 51 12.7
Coolangatta 22.6 on the 30th 22.4 on the 28th in 2014 30 15.8
Brisbane Aero 22.5 on the 12th 22.4 on the 29th in 2003 24 15.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.7 on the 11th 22.4 on the 29th in 2007 24 15.5
Tewantin RSL Park 22.7 on the 30th 22.6 on the 29th in 2007 22 16.8



Record lowest October temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Low Isles Lighthouse 19.6 on the 19th 19.7 on the 6th in 1982 51 23.2



Record highest October mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Gympie 17.5 16.9 in 1988 100 13.8
Mitchell Post Office 15.8 15.7 in 1938 99 12.3
University of Queensland Gatton 16.6 16.3 in 1967 95 13.1
Tambo Post Office 17.1 17.0 in 1988 86 13.7
Rockhampton Aero 20.0 19.8 in 2005 78 17.0
Amberley AMO 16.8 16.2 in 2005 76 13.3
Charleville Aero 17.6 17.5 in 2015 75 14.4
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 11.7 11.6 in 1949 72 8.9
Taroom Post Office 18.4 18.0 in 2005 65 14.6
Injune Post Office 16.3 16.0 in 2005 50 12.7
Applethorpe 11.5 11.0 in 1988 48 9.0
Texas Post Office 15.5 14.9 in 2005 47 11.7
Oakey Aero 15.1 13.8 in 2005 44 11.2
Monto Township 17.4 17.3 in 2005 43 13.3
Archerfield Airport 17.9 17.1 in 2005 41 14.3
Coolangatta 18.1 17.7 in 2005 29 15.8
Emerald Airport 19.2 18.9 in 2005 25 16.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 17.6 16.0 in 2013 25 14.9
Thangool Airport 17.6 16.7 in 2005 25 13.2
Charters Towers Airport 19.9 19.7 in 2005 24 18.0
Gold Coast Seaway 18.4 18.1 in 2005 24 16.8
Brisbane Aero 18.5 17.6 in 2005 23 15.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 18.2 17.4 in 2005 23 15.5
Warwick 14.1 12.4 in 2005 22 10.3
Yeppoon The Esplanade 20.5 = 20.5 in 2016 22 19.1
Rundle Island 22.1 = 22.1 in 2005 21 21.1
Tewantin RSL Park 18.9 18.6 in 2005 21 16.8
Toowoomba Airport 14.8 14.4 in 2005 21 12.7
Miles Constance Street 16.6 15.7 in 2005 20 13.7

Highest October mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
October
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.8 20.2 in 1988 17.9
Longreach Aero 20.1 20.3 in 1988 16.9



Record highest October mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Coolangatta 22.0 21.8 in 2005 29 20.2
Brisbane Aero 22.0 = 22.0 in 2005 23 20.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.3 22.1 in 2005 23 20.5



Summary statistics for October 2017

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
October
2017
Mean for
October
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
October
2017
Total for
October
2017
Average
for
October
Rank of
October
2017
Fraction of
October
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.0 +0.9 35.0 27th 25.6 +0.9 23.9 19th 26.6 12.7 high 209%
Coen Airport 33.6 +0.3 38.4 31st 22.0 +1.4 17.8 10th 20.2 8.8 average 230%
Horn Island 31.5 +0.4 32.4 24th 25.7 +0.9 23.0 16th 12.6 14.1 high 89%
Scherger RAAF 36.0 +0.2 37.6 30th 22.7 +1.1 20.1 10th 61.8 25.4 high 243%
Weipa Aero 36.2 +0.6 37.9 30th 23.1 +1.3 20.3 10th 20.2 20.8 high 97%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.9 +0.5 32.0 31st 23.9 +2.0 20.5 27th 102.2 29.0 v high 352%
Palmerville 35.4 -0.1 38.4 10th 20.0 +0.8 16.2 11th 110.0 20.6 v high 534%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.3 +0.7 40.4 14th 22.8 +1.1 17.4 24th 39.8 9.4 high 423%
Century Mine 39.1 +1.1 42.3 28th 22.4 +1.4 15.9 25th 19.2 12.1 high 159%
Cloncurry Airport 37.1 +0.7 41.0 26th 22.6 +2.2 17.1 23rd 10.6 17.7 average 60%
Julia Creek Airport 37.7 +0.3 41.7 27th 20.9 +2.6 12.6 24th 13.4 10.7 high 125%
Kowanyama Airport 36.7 +0.4 38.8 13th 23.5 +1.6 19.1 18th 59.6 16.7 v high 357%
Lake Julius AWS 37.1   41.3 26th 23.2   17.2 24th 47.6


Mornington Island Airport 33.0   36.0 14th 25.1   21.0 24th 34.4


Mount Isa Aero 36.0 +1.3 40.9 26th 19.6 +1.1 10.5 23rd 59.6 18.7 v high 319%
Normanton Airport 37.1 +0.4 39.9 29th 24.3 +1.0 20.9 23rd 8.8 6.7 high 131%
Sweers Island 32.3 +0.4 35.3 29th 25.3 +0.4 21.4 24th 17.9 9.1 high 197%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.9 0.0 40.0 10th 21.3 +0.9 17.0 23rd 53.2 12.6 v high 422%
Hughenden Airport 35.0 -0.2 39.4 11th 21.5 +2.7 14.3 23rd 92.8 16.7 v high 556%
Richmond Airport 36.9 +0.3 41.4 30th 21.0 +2.2 13.9 23rd 33.4 10.9 v high 306%
Richmond Post Office 36.7 +0.9 41.1 11th 21.8 +3.7 16.4 23rd 27.6 15.9 high 174%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.8 +0.3 31.9 5th 21.4 +0.8 16.7 27th 185.4 48.4 v high 383%
Cairns Racecourse 29.8   32.0 15th 20.6   16.9 27th 183.8


Cape Flattery 30.2 -0.1 31.9 28th 23.6 +0.5 20.4 27th 33.0 18.7 high 176%
Cooktown Airport 30.5 +0.2 33.5 28th 23.0 +0.5 18.1 27th 98.0 26.1 v high 375%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.5 +0.2 33.6 31st 23.7 +0.5 19.6 19th 156.8 46.3 v high 339%
Mareeba Airport 30.3 -0.2 36.6 28th 18.1 +0.8 13.4 27th 65.6 15.6 v high 421%
Walkamin Research Station 29.2 -0.1 35.0 28th 17.2 +0.5 11.0 27th 84.6 22.7 v high 373%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.0 -1.2 30.0 30th 20.6 +1.6 18.3 27th 321.0 56.2 v high 571%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 28.7   30.9 29th 20.5   16.8 27th 315.8


Ingham Composite 30.5 +0.1 34.2 31st 19.3 +0.9 16.9 10th 217.1 54.5 v high 398%
Innisfail 28.3 -0.1 30.5 29th 20.8 +1.8 17.9 19th 144.6 88.2 high 164%
Innisfail Aerodrome 29.3   32.4 29th 18.9   15.0 27th 278.0


Lucinda Point 26.9 -0.2 28.2 21st 23.5 +0.6 20.3 18th 111.6 26.6 v high 420%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 30.1   34.0 28th 21.5   18.3 17th 118.6


South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.9 -0.1 31.7 29th 19.9 +1.1 16.2 27th 267.4 98.3 v high 272%
Townsville Aero 29.3 -0.2 31.0 31st 22.5 +1.8 18.8 10th



Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 29.9   35.8 27th 19.4   15.0 27th 151.2


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.1 -0.5 29.4 31st 23.3 +1.6 18.8 17th 177.0 32.0 highest 553%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.0 +0.2 31.9 6th 19.9 +1.8 17.6 10th 91.2 26.8 v high 340%
Bowen Airport AWS 29.4   31.0 13th 21.3   17.6 26th 84.6


Collinsville Post Office 32.4 +0.2 37.0 7th 19.9 +2.7 17.4 17th 92.8 21.7 v high 428%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.6 +0.4 29.8 29th 22.6 +0.7 20.3 23rd 105.0 28.0 v high 375%
Mackay Aero 29.6 +1.3 32.9 28th 19.9 +1.8 15.8 26th 63.8 35.1 v high 182%
Mackay M.O 29.5 +1.9 33.1 31st 21.1 +1.4 17.9 26th 35.8 34.5 average 104%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 28.9   33.0 31st 19.3   15.2 26th 51.8


Proserpine Airport 30.9 +0.7 33.7 31st 18.7 +1.4 14.7 10th 100.8 37.3 v high 270%
Samuel Hill Aero 28.6 +0.6 32.8 28th 18.2 +3.2 13.3 26th 228.6 60.1 v high 380%
St Lawrence 28.9 -0.1 31.5 31st 20.2 +2.7 16.1 23rd 171.6 34.8 v high 493%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 31.2   35.9 28th 19.4   16.0 27th 153.8


Williamson 28.9 +0.1 31.3 31st 20.0 +3.0 15.5 26th 75.6 31.3 high 242%
Woolshed 27.1 -0.3 29.8 28th 18.9 +1.5 15.3 17th 200.6 29.3 highest 685%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.4 +0.4 30.2 27th 20.5 +1.4 15.8 23rd 198.4 50.6 highest 392%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.5 -0.3 38.2 28th 19.9 +1.9 17.4 17th 68.4 18.0 v high 380%
Moranbah Airport 32.0   38.8 28th 18.3   14.1 26th 86.0


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 30.6   36.0 10th 18.6   12.9 23rd 129.8


Clermont Airport 31.7   37.4 28th 18.6   15.0 28th 92.8


Emerald Airport 31.1 -0.6 36.1 30th 19.2 +2.3 14.7 23rd 170.2 41.6 v high 409%
Lochington 31.6   37.1 10th 18.2   13.0 23rd 101.0


Rolleston Airport 29.5   35.8 10th 17.9   13.2 2nd 150.2


Springsure Comet St 29.8 -0.8 35.5 10th 17.6 +2.4 11.2 23rd 219.8 47.9 v high 459%
Tambo Post Office 31.7 +0.8 38.4 10th 17.1 +3.4 9.9 3rd 44.8 34.5 high 130%
Taroom Post Office 29.6 -0.4 36.3 10th 18.4 +3.8 12.7 24th 109.7 54.7 high 201%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 33.7 +1.5 39.1 10th     12.2 30th 42.9 28.7 high 149%
Blackall Airport 33.1 +0.1 39.1 11th 18.8 +2.4 11.2 2nd 57.4 24.1 high 238%
Isisford Post Office 34.4 +1.3 40.3 26th 18.1 +1.5 8.4 2nd 23.2 26.7 average 87%
Longreach Aero 34.6 +0.6 40.5 11th 20.1 +3.2 12.0 22nd 19.0 22.5 average 84%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.2 +1.4 40.5 27th 21.1 +1.6 12.2 23rd 9.6 13.7 average 70%
Carters Bore 35.6   40.0 26th 22.5   16.0 2nd 10.0


New May Downs 35.6   40.3 27th 21.7   15.9 23rd 17.4


The Monument Airport 36.1 +0.8 41.2 27th 19.9 +1.8 12.6 23rd 21.8 10.6 high 206%
Trepell Airport 36.0 +0.5 41.0 27th 19.9 +1.3 13.7 23rd 32.0 12.7 high 252%
Urandangi Aerodrome 37.0   42.3 27th 18.8   9.9 24th 3.6


Winton Airport 36.5 +0.5 41.5 27th 20.8 +2.5 14.4 24th 19.4 7.1 high 273%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 34.8 +0.8 42.1 27th 18.5 +1.4 11.6 3rd 21.1 13.7 high 154%
Birdsville Airport 34.1 +0.8 41.9 25th 18.9 +1.9 10.8 2nd 12.6 9.1 high 138%
Windorah Airport 33.6   42.0 11th 19.5   11.8 2nd 24.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 27.4 +0.4 32.2 27th 18.9 +2.4 15.4 24th 558.2 76.7 highest 728%
Gayndah Airport 28.3 -2.0 34.6 10th 17.9 +3.2 11.8 28th 174.4 73.2 v high 238%
Gladstone Airport 27.7 +0.2 35.0 27th 20.4 +2.0 16.9 22nd 214.8 57.8 highest 372%
Gladstone Radar 28.4 -0.1 34.0 27th 20.5 +1.8 17.9 24th 227.2 60.3 v high 377%
Lady Elliot Island 26.4 +0.8 28.4 11th 21.6 +1.2 16.1 23rd 213.6 57.7 v high 370%
Monto Township 28.5 -0.6 34.3 10th 17.4 +4.1 12.6 28th 289.9 57.5 highest 504%
Rockhampton Aero 29.9 +0.2 35.3 27th 20.0 +3.0 15.9 23rd 198.8 49.7 highest 400%
Rundle Island 25.6 +0.8 28.4 13th 22.1 +1.0 19.0 22nd



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 26.5 +0.4 28.9 9th 20.0 +1.3 15.5 23rd 518.6 62.6 highest 828%
Seventeen Seventy 26.4 +0.5 28.7 11th 20.4 +1.2 16.1 22nd 309.5 63.6 highest 487%
Thangool Airport 29.2 -1.2 36.0 10th 17.6 +4.4 13.9 24th 172.6 57.0 v high 303%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 27.7 -0.1 35.4 10th 16.8 +3.5 10.6 22nd 144.0 73.3 v high 196%
Archerfield Airport 27.4 +0.4 34.0 10th 17.9 +3.6 12.5 22nd 212.0 77.9 v high 272%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.4 -0.8 34.4 29th 16.3 +3.8 9.7 24th 88.6 69.1 average 128%
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.2 -0.4 34.2 6th 17.3 +2.9 11.7 22nd 268.0 88.8 v high 302%
Brisbane 27.0 -0.1 33.1 10th 18.8 +2.6 13.9 22nd 148.8 73.4 high 203%
Brisbane Aero 25.5 0.0 31.3 10th 18.5 +2.9 12.5 22nd 148.4 72.8 high 204%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.7 +1.6 29.9 27th 19.8 +1.9 15.1 22nd 139.4 79.1 v high 176%
Coolangatta 26.0 +1.5 32.2 10th 18.1 +2.3 12.9 24th 130.6 88.0 high 148%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.0 +1.4 31.7 27th 19.8 +1.3 15.2 24th 211.4 70.7 v high 299%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.6 +0.2 31.7 27th 18.4 +1.6 13.0 22nd



Gympie 27.8 -0.5 34.6 10th 17.5 +3.7 12.4 22nd



Hervey Bay Airport 26.2 -0.4 29.9 31st 19.2 +2.5 14.6 25th 427.8 81.5 v high 525%
Kingaroy Airport 25.6 -1.9 32.9 10th 15.1 +3.8 9.1 22nd 130.8 55.7 v high 235%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.1 +0.6 33.0 10th 17.6 +2.7 11.6 22nd 253.7 64.3 highest 395%
Maryborough 27.5 -0.2 33.1 27th 18.1 +2.8 13.7 25th 440.4 75.7 v high 582%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 26.7   33.1 6th 18.1   13.2 22nd 364.0 109.2 v high 333%
Rainbow Beach 26.2 +0.7 33.0 27th      
348.6 86.4 highest 403%
Redcliffe 25.6 0.0 31.5 10th 18.9 +2.1 13.4 22nd 146.2 79.7 high 183%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.5   31.8 10th 17.9   12.3 22nd 218.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 26.4 +0.8 32.8 27th 18.2 +2.7 13.5 22nd 320.4 80.5 highest 398%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.3 +0.8 33.1 27th 18.9 +2.1 13.2 22nd 406.8 100.4 highest 405%
University of Queensland Gatton 28.1 -0.1 35.2 10th 16.6 +3.5 10.7 24th 169.8 64.7 v high 262%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.7 -0.2 28.8 10th 11.5 +2.5 4.4 24th 149.4 72.0 v high 208%
Dalby Airport 27.1 -1.3 35.5 30th 15.4 +3.0 8.5 24th 120.4 58.4 high 206%
Oakey Aero 25.8 -1.0 34.6 30th 15.1 +3.9 8.6 24th 100.4 56.9 high 176%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.2 -0.5 30.4 30th 11.7 +2.8 5.0 24th 131.4 69.3 v high 190%
Texas Post Office 27.7 -0.3 35.3 30th 15.5 +3.8 10.1 24th 124.4 61.0 v high 204%
Toowoomba Airport 23.5 -1.1 31.7 30th 14.8 +2.1 10.8 24th 150.4 63.1 highest 238%
Warwick 25.7 -0.3 34.2 30th 14.1 +3.8 7.5 24th 59.8 68.6 average 87%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 28.3 -1.3 35.7 29th 16.6 +2.9 9.8 28th 78.0 42.8 high 182%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.6 -0.9 35.4 10th 16.3 +3.6 10.1 28th 142.2 48.1 v high 296%
Mitchell Post Office 29.4 0.0 37.2 11th 15.8 +3.5 9.5 24th 122.2 42.9 v high 285%
Roma Airport 29.1 -0.7 36.4 11th 16.1 +2.7 10.4 28th 92.0 51.1 high 180%
St George Airport 28.1 -1.7 36.1 30th 16.5 +2.1 11.7 23rd 127.6 42.9 highest 297%
Surat 28.7 -0.5 35.7 29th 16.5 +2.7 11.7 23rd 86.2 49.3 high 175%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 31.1 +1.2 38.7 11th 17.6 +3.2 10.1 23rd 18.2 35.3 average 52%
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.9 +0.2 37.0 25th 16.9 +2.0 10.9 1st 44.2 25.1 high 176%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 32.5 -0.2 39.4 7th 18.2 +1.0 10.1 2nd 53.8 8.2 v high 656%
Thargomindah Airport 30.9 -0.6 37.8 25th 18.3 +1.6 11.4 2nd 44.0 14.2 v high 310%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 26.5 +0.8 28.1 5th 21.1 +1.0 17.5 23rd 87.8 29.1 v high 302%
Willis Island 29.3 +0.6 30.6 15th 24.8 +1.2 21.3 19th 88.8 21.3 v high 417%

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 Wednesday 1 November 2017. 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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