Queensland in November 2016: A dry end to spring; warm in the north

Queensland had below average rainfall for the month, reporting its driest November since 2003. Large areas of southern, southeastern and far northern Queensland had below to well below average rainfall for the month. Daytime temperatures were above average across much of eastern Queensland, nights tended cooler in parts of the southeast.

Dry in the south, southeast and north

  • A lack of rain-bearing systems throughout the month resulted in below average November rainfall for Queensland
  • Large areas of the southern interior, southeast and far north recorded below average monthly rainfall
  • Thunderstorms produced isolated, heavy falls in excess of 90 mm on the 26th and 27th

Warm days in the north and east

Warm nights across the north, but cool in the southern interior

Severe Thunderstorms

  • Severe thunderstorms formed over the southeast on the 13th, and a particularly severe cell tracked across Brisbane CBD in the afternoon. Damaging wind gusts up to 157 km/h were recorded at the Brisbane Airport
  • A line of severe thunderstorms formed over the Granite Belt and Darling Downs on the 27th.  Large amounts of small hail fell in Killarney, Boonah and surrounds

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Extremes in November 2016
Hottest day 43.1 °C at Julia Creek Airport on the 11th
Warmest days on average 39.6 °C at Julia Creek Airport
Coolest days on average 25.7 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 19.1 °C at Applethorpe on the 14th
Coldest night 2.7 °C at Applethorpe on the 6th
Coolest nights on average 10.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 26.5 °C at Sweers Island
Warmest night 30.1 °C at Lake Julius AWS on the 6th and at Cloncurry Airport on the 26th
Warmest on average overall 31.9 °C at Lake Julius AWS
Coolest on average overall 17.8 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 224.0 mm at Beamesbrook
Wettest day 124.0 mm at Upper Cherwell Alert on the 27th
Strongest wind gust 157 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 13th

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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Record highest November daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Booroondarra 86.0 on the 4th 64.0 on the 16th in 1991 66
Childers South 105.8 on the 27th 92.6 on the 21st in 2008 38
Clontarf 117.6 on the 26th 64.1 on the 16th in 2002 30
Brisbane Aero 97.0 on the 26th 72.8 on the 12th in 2001 23



Highest November total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
Gin Gin Post Office 131.0 134.2 in 1992* 82.2

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




Record lowest November total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 1.0 1.4 in 2011 140 70.2
Monogorilby - Home 16.8 18.0 in 1994 33 89.5
Felton 24.2 28.0 in 2003 24 92.2
Beardy Junction 21.8 34.6 in 2007 21 90.2
Pratten Condamine River 14.8 29.6 in 2002 20 88.3

Lowest November total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Montville "Clovelly" 7.4 5.5 in 1926* 133.9
Victoria Sugar Mill 2.8 1.3 in 1944 97.9
Peachester 10.1 8.6 in 1951* 119.3
Jandowae Post Office 14.2 2.0 in 1982 71.5
Mt Tamborine Fern St 32.8 24.0 in 1982 120.6
Pittsworth 17.0 10.4 in 1982 76.8
Karragarra Island 22.0 17.0 in 1982* 105.0
Palmwoods 16.2 13.0 in 1982* 129.2
Wharton Creek Station 2.0 0.0 in 1982* 61.4
Bogarella 15.0 0.0 in 1978* 55.1
Woodgate Store 24.0 3.4 in 1982* 96.6
Manly Railway Station 19.4 14.0 in 1982* 94.4
Southport Ridgeway Ave 37.0 20.4 in 1982* 105.8
Cardwell Marine Pde 14.2 0.0 in 1990 115.2
Hannaford Post Office 9.0 0.0 in 1982* 63.0
Havelock 13.6 7.0 in 1990 58.5
Macalister 20.4 8.6 in 1990 72.4
Springsure Comet St 9.0 7.8 in 1990 64.3
Woodlands 4.0 3.6 in 1989* 54.4
Kenilworth Township 27.1 17.0 in 1991 107.0
Whyenbah 3.4 0.0 in 1990* 46.4
Carnarvon Station 22.4 13.5 in 1990* 77.5
Texas Post Office 20.2 8.2 in 1990* 67.6
Tosari 9.0 8.0 in 1990* 72.6
White Cliff Point 10.0 5.6 in 1992 95.4
Warkon 20.6 18.8 in 1993 58.9
Cairns Aero 17.0 7.6 in 1994 92.7
Drillham 5.0 0.0 in 1993* 58.2
Leyburn Post Office 22.0 12.8 in 1993* 71.4
Miami Bardon Ave 38.6 26.0 in 1991* 111.6
Ripple Downs 15.6 0.0 in 1993* 58.4
Springbrook Road 49.0 34.5 in 1994 164.1

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




Record highest November temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Maryborough 38.6 on the 24th 37.5 on the 7th in 1994 58 29.3
Bundaberg Aero 37.1 on the 24th 36.3 on the 17th in 2014 39 28.5
Thangool Airport 40.4 on the 10th 39.8 on the 30th in 1996 25 31.8
Gladstone Airport 36.7 on the 24th = 36.7 on the 1st in 2003 24 28.8



Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 = 26.6 in 2011 106 24.7
Rockhampton Aero 33.4 = 33.4 in 1968 77 31.2
Archerfield Airport 31.1 30.7 in 2014 40 28.4
Bundaberg Aero 30.5 30.1 in 2011 38 28.5
Thangool Airport 34.4 = 34.4 in 2014 24 31.8
Gladstone Airport 31.0 30.3 in 2008 23 28.8
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.1 28.6 in 2008 23 27.5

Highest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
Gladstone Radar 32.1 32.7 in 1968 30.0
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.7 32.8 in 1971* 31.1
Ingham Composite 33.2 34.1 in 1992 31.8
Walkamin Research Station 32.6 =32.6 in 1992 30.5
Rainbow Beach 28.5 28.7 in 1995 26.9
Tewantin RSL Park 28.4 28.5 in 1996 26.6

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




Record highest November daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Lockhart River Airport 27.6 on the 16th = 27.6 on the 26th in 1995 52 23.1
Emerald Airport 25.6 on the 13th 25.5 on the 14th in 2004 25 19.5
Cloncurry Airport 30.1 on the 26th 30.0 on the 21st in 2014 24 23.2
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.1 on the 12th 25.6 on the 17th in 2004 23 21.4



Record lowest November temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Proserpine Airport 11.3 on the 15th 13.0 on the 15th in 1999 27 19.8
Alva Beach 16.4 on the 15th 17.0 on the 12th in 1999 20 23.6



Lowest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 10.0 9.8 in 1971* 12.0
Injune Post Office 14.5 14.2 in 1996 16.0
Mitchell Post Office 13.8 13.7 in 1996 16.1
Tambo Post Office 15.9 15.1 in 1996 17.0

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




Record highest November mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Gladstone Airport 26.1 26.0 in 1995 23 24.6
Tewantin RSL Park 24.0 = 24.0 in 2009 20 22.7



Summary statistics for November 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2016
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2016
Total for
November
2016
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2016
Fraction of
November
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 34.7 +1.8 35.6 21st 25.9 +0.4 24.4 11th 0.4 53.6 low 1%
Coen Airport 36.1 +1.6 39.2 11th 22.2 -0.2 17.7 1st 1.2 35.4 low 3%
Horn Island 32.2 +0.3 33.3 16th 26.0 +0.3 22.7 12th 2.2 42.6 low 5%
Scherger RAAF 37.4 +1.2 39.2 10th 24.0 +0.6 20.9 1st 2.2 97.7 v low 2%
Weipa Aero 36.7 +1.0 38.9 10th 24.0 +0.6 21.3 1st 20.4 104.2 v low 20%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport     34.3 13th 23.3 +0.2 19.0 2nd 0 69.5 lowest 0%
Palmerville 37.3 +1.2 40.2 25th 21.5 0.0 17.6 16th 57.4 62.1 average 92%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.8 +0.3 41.4 2nd 23.7 -0.3 19.2 15th 61.2 41.8 high 146%
Century Mine 39.1 0.0 42.8 11th 23.8 +0.1 18.2 16th 65.8 46.0 high 143%
Cloncurry Airport 38.3 +0.3 43.0 11th 24.1 +0.9 17.2 15th 13.2 33.8 low 39%
Julia Creek Airport 39.6 +0.6 43.1 11th 21.2 -0.6 12.3 16th 18.8 26.0 average 72%
Kowanyama Airport 37.6 +1.4 39.2 13th 25.3 +1.3 21.5 15th 9.8 56.6 low 17%
Lake Julius AWS 38.4   42.4 11th 25.4   19.6 16th 17.0


Mornington Island Airport 33.3   36.3 5th 26.3   22.2 29th 48.4


Mount Isa Aero 37.1 +0.6 41.4 30th 21.6 +0.1 13.7 16th 25.0 38.0 average 66%
Normanton Airport 37.3 +0.3 40.6 2nd 26.1 +0.7 22.2 15th 23.6 44.2 average 53%
Sweers Island 33.5 +0.2 36.5 12th 26.5 -0.1 20.0 22nd 43.8 65.1 average 67%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 37.8 +1.1 40.2 25th 23.7 +0.9 17.7 15th 45.0 68.2 average 66%
Hughenden Airport 37.0 +0.4 40.7 25th 22.0 +0.2 16.3 16th 49.0 49.0 average 100%
Richmond Airport 38.6 +0.9 42.5 11th 21.9 +0.2 13.6 16th 28.8 48.1 average 60%
Richmond Post Office 38.1 +0.5 41.6 11th 22.6 +1.7 15.6 15th 37.2 31.1 high 120%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 32.1 +1.4 35.1 15th 22.6 +0.3 19.0 15th 17.0 92.7 low 18%
Cairns Racecourse 32.3   34.6 14th 21.2   17.0 16th 22.0


Cape Flattery 32.3 +0.6 33.6 14th 24.3 0.0 21.1 10th 5.6 29.0 average 19%
Cooktown Airport 32.6 +1.0 36.2 13th 23.5 -0.4 19.9 2nd 14.8 62.3 average 24%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.6 +0.9 35.6 11th 24.9 +0.4 22.7 27th 8.8 89.6 v low 10%
Mareeba Airport 33.1 +1.6 37.7 13th 19.3 +0.1 16.7 1st 35.8 47.2 average 76%
Walkamin Research Station 32.6 +2.1 37.7 13th 18.1 -0.4 15.7 16th 36.4 73.3 average 50%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 30.6 +0.1 33.0 13th 22.3 +1.2 18.1 15th 14.2 115.2 v low 12%
Ingham Composite 33.2 +1.4 37.4 11th 20.9 +0.2 16.9 15th 14.9 118.9 low 13%
Innisfail 30.5 +0.8 33.1 13th 22.0 +1.2 19.0 16th 33.7 157.9 low 21%
Innisfail Aerodrome 31.7   35.9 13th 20.0   15.4 16th 58.4


Lucinda Point 28.7 +0.3 31.8 14th 24.5 +0.3 21.5 20th 17.4 78.9 average 22%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.3 +0.8 34.8 13th 21.1 +0.5 16.9 15th 53.6 146.4 low 37%
Townsville Aero 32.2 +1.4 34.7 11th 22.9 0.0 18.0 18th 10.4 58.4 low 18%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.1 +0.4 33.2 14th 23.3 -0.3 16.4 15th 7.2 63.6 low 11%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.7 +1.6 34.9 14th 20.9 +0.3 14.9 15th 18.0 45.5 average 40%
Bowen Airport AWS 31.9   34.3 14th 21.7   16.1 16th 7.6


Collinsville Post Office 35.2 +1.8 40.2 11th 20.6 +0.7 13.6 16th 13.6 50.5 average 27%
Hamilton Island Airport 29.1 +0.6 30.9 14th 23.8 +0.6 21.1 22nd 35.6 92.8 average 38%
Mackay Aero 30.9 +1.4 35.5 13th 20.8 +0.3 14.8 15th 86.2 80.0 average 108%
Mackay M.O 30.0 +0.8 33.7 13th 21.8 0.0 17.2 16th 76.4 93.7 average 82%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 30.2   35.0 13th 20.2   13.9 15th 93.4


Proserpine Airport 33.2 +1.6 37.6 12th 19.4 -0.4 11.3 15th 14.0 84.0 low 17%
Samuel Hill Aero 30.5 +1.2 37.0 11th 18.7 +1.2 13.1 16th 25.2 71.2 low 35%
St Lawrence 32.1 +1.8 37.8 12th 19.9 -0.5 15.2 15th 35.8 56.8 average 63%
Williamson 31.3 +1.1 37.4 13th 20.0 +0.1 14.1 15th 40.0 53.0 average 75%
Woolshed 30.4 +2.2 33.2 24th 19.5 +0.3 15.6 22nd 17.8 62.4 average 29%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.1 +1.6 34.7 14th 21.7 +0.3 16.3 5th 19.0 68.2 low 28%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 35.2 +1.3 39.6 11th 21.3 +0.9 17.6 16th 67.4 65.0 average 104%
Moranbah Airport 34.6   39.4 11th 18.9   12.5 15th 42.2


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 34.7   40.3 10th 18.9   13.3 7th 30.4


Clermont Airport 34.0   38.5 11th 18.8   11.3 15th 48.0


Emerald Airport 34.7 +1.3 39.9 11th 19.9 +0.4 13.9 15th 10.0 55.8 low 18%
Rolleston Airport 34.1   39.5 10th 17.5   12.4 7th 11.0


Springsure Comet St 32.9 +0.1 37.9 10th 18.0 +0.1 13.1 22nd 9.0 64.3 low 14%
Tambo Post Office 33.5 +0.2 38.0 7th 15.9 -1.1 8.5 15th 22.2 46.6 average 48%
Taroom Post Office 34.5 +2.5 40.2 10th 17.7 +0.1 11.9 15th 7.7 73.2 v low 11%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 34.3 -0.3 39.1 10th 20.7 +0.3 14.9 15th 40.9 40.3 high 101%
Blackall Airport 35.3 +0.3 40.3 9th 18.5 -1.7 11.3 15th 4.4 49.7 v low 9%
Isisford Post Office 36.4 +0.6 40.8 9th 19.2 -0.8 12.4 14th 2.6 35.5 low 7%
Longreach Aero 36.5 +0.2 41.2 9th 19.7 -0.4 12.5 15th 1.2 29.3 low 4%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.7 +0.1 41.4 30th 21.9 -0.5 12.9 16th 34.6 29.3 average 118%
Carters Bore 36.5   41.1 9th 23.4   18.5 15th 4.0


New May Downs 36.5   40.6 30th 22.7   17.0 16th 19.0


The Monument Airport 36.5 -0.8 41.1 9th 20.8 -0.9 12.3 16th 19.4 32.9 average 59%
Trepell Airport 36.9 -0.8 41.4 11th 21.3 -0.6 13.1 15th 2.2 27.2 low 8%
Urandangi Aerodrome 37.7   43.0 8th 19.9   10.1 15th 24.8


Winton Airport 37.6 -0.5 41.7 24th 20.6 -1.2 12.5 15th 19.2 26.9 average 71%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 36.5 -0.3 41.1 30th 20.3 -0.6 14.4 15th 0 17.3 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 36.5 -0.1 42.1 30th 20.0 -1.4 14.5 15th 13.8 16.6 average 83%
Boulia Airport 37.2 +0.2 42.0 8th     16.0 14th 1.9 21.0 low 9%
Windorah Airport 35.8   39.9 30th 19.6   12.7 14th 10.0


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 30.5 +2.0 37.1 24th 19.2 +0.4 16.0 18th 63.6 85.5 average 74%
Gayndah Airport 34.1 +2.5 40.1 10th 17.8 +0.2 12.9 7th 14.6 59.6 v low 24%
Gladstone Airport 31.0 +2.2 36.7 24th 21.2 +0.7 16.4 15th 11.4 58.0 v low 20%
Gladstone Radar 32.1 +2.1 37.4 24th 21.1 +0.5 18.5 5th 10.8 69.6 v low 16%
Lady Elliot Island 28.2 +1.0 30.0 11th 22.5 +0.6 19.2 30th 44.6 66.3 average 67%
Monto Township 32.8 +1.9 38.0 12th 16.5 +0.3 10.1 7th 31.4 74.2 low 42%
Rockhampton Aero 33.4 +2.2 39.5 13th 20.2 +0.6 16.0 15th 29.0 67.2 low 43%
Rundle Island 26.9 +0.5 30.6 11th 23.0 +0.5 19.2 4th



Seventeen Seventy 28.0 +0.5 30.3 13th 21.7 +0.7 17.9 18th 72.7 73.9 average 98%
Thangool Airport 34.4 +2.6 40.4 10th 16.0 -0.4 10.1 7th 13.0 75.5 v low 17%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 31.8 +2.2 38.2 24th 15.8 -0.5 8.9 2nd 60.0 81.6 average 74%
Archerfield Airport 31.1 +2.7 36.4 13th 18.3 +1.1 14.5 2nd 31.8 99.3 low 32%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 31.8   36.6 24th 15.1   9.0 15th 21.0


Beerburrum Forest Station 30.5 +2.1 37.5 24th 16.6 +0.1 11.9 2nd 38.4 114.5 v low 34%
Brisbane 30.2 +2.1 36.0 13th 19.4 +0.6 13.0 2nd 26.8 100.0 low 27%
Brisbane Aero 27.8 +1.0 33.6 24th 18.7 +0.4 13.1 2nd 162.6 97.8 high 166%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 +1.9 29.5 14th 20.8 +1.3 17.6 2nd 30.8 93.3 low 33%
Coolangatta 27.5 +1.6 30.2 5th 17.5 -0.6 11.2 2nd 50.2 123.8 low 41%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.9 +1.1 32.8 13th 19.0 0.0 14.5 2nd 25.8 113.5 v low 23%
Gympie 32.0 +1.8 39.4 24th 17.0 +0.5 11.4 15th 58.6 87.9 average 67%
Hervey Bay Airport 29.4 +1.4 32.7 14th 19.5 +0.4 11.5 15th 42.0 66.7 low 63%
Jimna Forestry 29.2 +2.7 35.5 24th 14.1 -0.3 8.4 2nd 0.6 60.4 v low 1%
Kingaroy Airport 31.1 +2.0 35.9 10th 13.7 -1.1 7.1 15th 10.6 65.3 low 16%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.8 +2.0 36.8 13th 18.4 +1.0 14.8 2nd 91.9 106.4 average 86%
Maryborough 31.4 +2.1 38.6 24th 17.8 0.0 11.8 15th 39.6 84.3 low 47%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 30.2   38.3 24th 17.8   14.2 17th 17.4


Point Lookout     31.5 28th 20.6 +0.7 17.1 2nd 35.2 120.5 low 29%
Rainbow Beach 28.5 +1.6 33.8 13th      
32.8 85.0 low 39%
Redcliffe 27.6 +0.6 30.8 13th 20.0 +0.4 15.9 2nd 117.6 98.6 high 119%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 27.4   31.8 24th 18.2   14.0 15th 137.2


Sunshine Coast Airport 28.6 +1.5 35.4 24th 18.0 +0.1 12.0 15th 41.4 81.8 low 51%
Tewantin RSL Park 28.4 +1.8 35.2 24th 19.5 +0.7 15.1 15th 58.6 94.6 average 62%
University of Queensland Gatton 33.1 +2.9 37.9 24th 15.9 -0.1 11.8 19th 58.6 79.3 average 74%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 25.7 +1.8 28.7 30th 10.1 -1.6 2.7 6th 40.2 80.2 low 50%
Dalby Airport 32.2 +1.8 36.5 13th 14.4 -1.4 6.7 2nd 58.4 73.4 average 80%
Oakey Aero 31.1 +2.3 35.7 12th 14.0 -0.5 6.5 2nd 84.6 77.4 average 109%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.9 +1.6 30.2 8th 10.0 -2.0 3.4 2nd 39.5 75.4 low 52%
Texas Post Office 31.9 +1.4 35.8 8th 13.8 -1.2 9.4 7th 20.2 67.6 low 30%
Toowoomba Airport 28.4 +2.3 32.8 12th 14.9 +0.1 10.4 15th 25.0 79.2 v low 32%
Warwick 29.7 +1.8 33.1 24th 12.1 -1.8 5.5 2nd 56.0 88.7 low 63%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 32.1 +0.7 36.0 9th 15.2 -2.1 9.1 2nd 21.4 52.8 low 41%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 33.0 +1.4 38.0 10th 14.5 -1.5 7.7 7th 10.6 72.7 v low 15%
Mitchell Post Office 33.7 +1.7 37.6 7th 13.8 -2.3 8.1 2nd 10.4 57.8 low 18%
Roma Airport 33.8 +1.8 38.5 30th 15.4 -2.0 6.9 2nd 12.6 60.0 v low 21%
St George Airport 32.9 +0.6 38.0 8th 16.3 -2.0 8.6 2nd 15.4 59.6 low 26%
Surat 32.6 +0.6 36.7 30th 16.2 -0.9 9.9 15th 16.8 54.3 low 31%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 33.7 +0.8 39.5 30th 16.0 -1.3 8.6 2nd 17.1 41.3 average 41%
Charleville Aero 33.3 +0.5 38.1 30th 16.6 -1.4 9.4 15th 14.4 43.6 average 33%
Cunnamulla Post Office 34.3 +1.4 39.7 30th 18.1 -0.1 11.3 2nd 2.8 30.5 low 9%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 35.1 -0.4 41.1 30th 19.4 -1.6 13.5 1st 17.8 26.4 average 67%
Thargomindah Airport 34.6 +0.3 40.4 30th 19.2 -1.5 11.9 2nd 14.4 34.2 average 42%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 26.2   28.0 23rd 24.1   23.0 1st



Middle Percy Island 28.1 +1.1 31.1 14th 22.2 +0.7 18.1 5th 27.4 91.1 average 30%
Willis Island 30.5 +0.6 32.1 14th 25.5 +0.8 22.7 18th 22.8 39.3 average 58%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary 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. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Thursday 1 December 2016. 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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