Queensland in January 2017: Very warm days and nights; wet in the north and west 

Queensland had its sixth-warmest January on record. Statewide, mean maximum temperatures were well above average, while mean minimum temperatures were the second-warmest on record for January. Rainfall was mixed: above average in the north and west, below average in parts of the southeast. No tropical cyclones formed in the Queensland region in January, which is unusual but not unprecedented.

Record warm nights; very warm days

Wet in the north and west; dry in parts of the southeast

  • Overall, rainfall was above average in the Gulf Country, parts of the north, and in the west
  • Below average January rainfall in parts of the southeast, particularly around the Wide Bay and Burnett region, and pockets of the southern border; Near-average rainfall elsewhere
  • At the start of the month, an active monsoon trough across northern Queensland generated heavy falls in the northern interior and north tropical coast
  • A band of slow-moving thunderstorms affected southeast Queensland and the Central Highlands on the 2nd, with further heavy falls on the central coast on the 3rd; Sarina reported 304 mm to 9am on the 4th and Mackay Airport had 233 mm, its wettest January day since 1951
  • A weak low pressure system offshore from the Townsville coast produced heavy falls along the central and north tropical coasts from the 6th to the 12th, with more than 850 mm reported at Innisfail during that time
  • A very moist and unstable air mass over much of the State from the 13th to 16th produced showers and thunderstorms, with the central and northern interior recording more than 100 mm for the four days, with some locations recording their highest January daily rainfall on record
  • Moderate falls occurred over the central and southern interior on the 22nd, due to a surface trough extending across southern Queensland
  • Some locations had their highest total January rainfall on record or in several decades

Quiet tropical cyclone season so far

  • The Queensland region has experienced an unusually quiet tropical cyclone season to date, with no tropical cyclones forming in the Eastern Region so far
  • Of the last 21 tropical cyclone seasons, 13 seasons had seen a tropical cyclone in the Queensland region by the end of January
  • The last tropical cyclone in the Queensland region was Tatiana (11 February, 2016)

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Extremes in January 2017
Hottest day 45.4 °C at Ballera Gas Field on the 12th
Warmest days on average 41.8 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average 28.0 °C at Frederick Reef
Coldest day 22.8 °C at Applethorpe on the 3rd
Coldest night 10.6 °C at Applethorpe on the 9th
Coolest nights on average 17.1 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 29.0 °C at Birdsville Airport
Warmest night 33.5 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 20th
Warmest on average overall 35.4 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest on average overall 23.2 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1073.0 mm at Innisfail
Wettest day 330.0 mm at Daradgee on the 8th
Strongest wind gust 102 km/h at Ballera Gas Field on the 18th

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 January daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Jochmus 141.0 on the 15th 123.0 on the 31st in 2010 49
Macalister 138.0 on the 16th 96.0 on the 20th in 1988 46
Green Hills 130.8 on the 4th 114.0 on the 13th in 1991 31



Record highest January total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Macalister 234.4 169.0 in 1995 46 85.1

Highest January total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Greenhaven 793.8 993.2 in 1981 378.0
Mackay Aero 607.4 864.0 in 1954* 319.8
Mt Garnet Post Office 388.2 826.2 in 1991 181.9
Innot Hot Springs Township 437.4 668.0 in 1991* 188.7
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 627.3 1205.6 in 1991* 366.2
Mackay M.O 480.8 742.8 in 1996 279.7

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




Record highest January temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Maryborough 39.6 on the 21st 38.4 on the 31st in 1995 61 30.7



Record highest January mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Maryborough 34.2 = 34.2 in 1931 108 30.7
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 29.5 29.1 in 2010 107 26.9
Bollon Mary St 39.4 = 39.4 in 1939 105 35.5
Double Island Point Lighthouse 30.9 30.6 in 1998 74 27.8
Taroom Post Office 37.2 36.9 in 1994 64 33.7
Applethorpe 29.3 = 29.3 in 2003 47 26.5
Oakey Aero 33.6 33.4 in 1994 43 30.8
Dalby Airport 34.6 34.4 in 1994 25 32.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 31.3 = 31.3 in 2010 24 29.7
Rainbow Beach 30.2 30.1 in 2002 24 28.8
Roma Airport 37.2 36.8 in 2006 24 34.2
Thangool Airport 36.0 35.8 in 1994 24 33.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 30.9 30.4 in 2015 22 28.9
Tewantin RSL Park 30.0 29.9 in 2004 21 28.5
Warwick 32.2 31.9 in 2002 21 30.0
Toowoomba Airport 30.3 30.0 in 2002 20 28.1

Highest January mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Surat 37.0 37.1 in 1964* 34.2
Injune Post Office 36.0 36.1 in 1992 33.6

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




Record highest January daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Brisbane^ = 28.0 on the 21st 28.0  on the 29th in 1940 117 21.0
Barcaldine Post Office 30.9 on the 13th 30.5 on the 4th in 2014 56 23.2
Brisbane Aero 27.3 on the 21st 26.4 on the 26th in 1998 23 21.3
^New record, Old record and Years of record calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites. January average calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites.

Record highest January mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Brisbane^ 23.0 22.8 in 1973 117 21.0
Cunnamulla Post Office 26.8 26.7 in 2006 109 22.2
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.7 23.4 in 2010 107 21.9
Bollon Mary St 25.7 25.4 in 2006 104 21.5
Double Island Point Lighthouse 23.9 23.5 in 1998 74 22.4
Surat 24.3 23.3 in 2006 71 20.7
Taroom Post Office 23.4 22.7 in 2006 64 20.7
South Johnstone Exp Stn 23.8 = 23.8 in 2015 63 22.6
Collinsville Post Office 23.8 23.6 in 1987 58 21.9
Applethorpe 17.1 16.8 in 1987 47 15.2
Ingham Composite 24.0 = 24.0 in 2013 46 23.0
Texas Post Office 21.9 20.8 in 2006 45 18.6
Oakey Aero 19.9 = 19.9 in 1987 43 17.8
Dalby Airport 20.6 = 20.6 in 2006 25 18.7
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.3 22.0 in 2013 24 20.5
Gladstone Airport 24.0 23.8 in 1998 23 23.0
Brisbane Aero 22.8 22.7 in 2013 22 21.3
Yeppoon The Esplanade 24.9 = 24.9 in 2006 22 23.7
Tewantin RSL Park 23.0 = 23.0 in 2015 21 21.9
Warwick 19.0 18.4 in 2013 21 17.0
Toowoomba Airport 19.1 18.8 in 2006 20 17.5
^New record, Old record and Years of record calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites. January average calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites.
Highest January mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
University of Queensland Gatton 20.9 21.7 in 1987* 19.1
Rockhampton Aero 23.5 =23.5 in 1991 22.2
Gladstone Radar 23.9 24.1 in 1992 22.5
Archerfield Airport 22.2 22.4 in 1994 20.3
Charters Towers Airport 23.4 24.2 in 1994 22.4
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 23.6 23.7 in 1996 22.4

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




Record highest January mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Brisbane^ 27.2 27.0 in 2004 117 25.4
Cunnamulla Post Office 33.4 33.2 in 2006 109 29.1
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 26.3 in 2010 107 24.4
Bollon Mary St 32.6 32.4 in 1939 104 28.5
Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.4 27.1 in 1998 74 25.1
Surat 30.6 30.3 in 1940 71 27.4
Taroom Post Office 30.3 29.4 in 2006 64 27.2
Applethorpe 23.2 22.2 in 2013 47 20.8
Texas Post Office 29.0 27.9 in 1980 45 26.1
Oakey Aero 26.8 26.2 in 1987 43 24.3
Coolangatta 26.0 25.8 in 2006 29 24.6
Dalby Airport 27.7 27.0 in 2006 25 25.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.8 26.5 in 2004 24 25.1
Thangool Airport 28.6 28.0 in 1994 24 26.7
Brisbane Aero 26.3 26.2 in 2013 22 25.1
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.5 26.3 in 2015 22 25.1
Tewantin RSL Park 26.5 26.3 in 2002 21 25.2
Warwick 25.6 24.9 in 2013 21 23.5
Toowoomba Airport 24.7 24.1 in 2006 20 22.8
^New record, Old record and Years of record calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites. January average calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites.
Highest January mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Maryborough 27.8 28.0 in 1931 25.7
Gympie 27.0 27.8 in 1987* 25.4
Archerfield Airport 27.1 27.7 in 1994 25.3
Collinsville Post Office 29.3 29.9 in 1994 27.7
University of Queensland Gatton 27.3 27.4 in 1994* 25.3

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


Summary statistics for January 2017

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
January
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
January
2017
Mean for
January
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
January
2017
Total for
January
2017
Average
for
January
Rank of
January
2017
Fraction of
January
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.2 +0.4 33.9 26th 26.3 +0.4 24.5 1st 113.8 272.0 low 42%
Coen Airport 33.4 +0.9 36.3 5th 23.9 +0.1 21.9 20th 163.2 277.9 low 59%
Horn Island 30.8 -0.1 32.1 19th 25.2 0.0 23.3 24th 463.8 398.4 average 116%
Scherger RAAF 32.5 +0.3 34.9 30th 24.4 +0.2 23.4 31st 471.6 489.4 average 96%
Weipa Aero 31.8 -0.2 34.0 30th 24.2 0.0 23.0 31st 593.6 472.5 high 126%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 32.3 +0.6 34.6 22nd 24.1 +0.4 22.5 21st 272.6 397.5 average 69%
Palmerville 34.0 +0.6 35.9 2nd 24.0 +1.0 22.4 24th 183.8 265.0 average 69%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Century Mine 35.5 -1.0 38.9 28th 25.0 +0.2 22.3 31st 178.6 191.7 average 93%
Cloncurry Airport 36.6 0.0 41.0 27th 25.6 +0.9 23.0 15th 129.2 169.8 average 76%
Julia Creek Airport 36.9 -0.4 40.5 29th 24.4 +0.8 22.1 27th 131.0 133.0 average 98%
Kowanyama Airport 32.8 -0.2 35.1 25th 25.0 +0.7 23.5 31st 389.0 339.5 average 115%
Lake Julius AWS 35.6   40.3 28th 25.6   22.2 16th 213.8


Mornington Island Airport 31.4   33.2 25th 26.0   23.6 29th 231.8


Mount Isa Aero 35.9 -0.5 40.1 29th 24.2 +0.5 21.9 1st 173.6 118.6 high 146%
Normanton Airport 33.0 -0.9 35.7 26th 25.4 +0.1 23.3 16th 366.2 248.3 high 147%
Sweers Island 31.8 -0.7 34.0 29th 26.8 +0.4 24.1 16th 197.5 327.0 low 60%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.6 -0.2 38.4 22nd 23.4 0.0 21.7 14th 334.8 259.5 high 129%
Hughenden Airport 35.9 +0.4 39.6 28th 24.5 +1.0 22.3 16th 110.0 127.3 average 86%
Richmond Airport 36.5 -0.2 40.1 1st 23.9 +0.5 21.5 27th 173.8 125.8 high 138%
Richmond Post Office 36.4 -0.5 39.7 28th 24.5 +1.5 22.1 7th 153.2 121.9 high 126%
Barron North Coast (district 31)*Brisbane's maximum and minimum temperature anomalies are calculated using the old (closed) and current (open) sites. 
Cairns Aero 32.2 +0.7 34.2 28th 24.6 +0.9 22.6 19th 374.8 390.0 average 96%
Cairns Racecourse 32.5   34.4 2nd 24.3   21.7 20th 300.0


Cape Flattery 32.5 +0.4 34.3 21st 25.1 +0.4 23.1 20th 115.4 266.3 low 43%
Cooktown Airport 33.0 +1.0 37.3 2nd 24.5 +0.2 22.3 20th 222.4 262.9 average 85%
Low Isles Lighthouse 33.4 +1.1 36.2 2nd 25.7 +0.2 22.3 18th 407.2 397.6 average 102%
Mareeba Airport 31.5 +0.3 35.1 1st 22.0 +0.6 19.0 19th 278.2 212.5 average 131%
Walkamin Research Station 30.6 +0.6 34.5 1st 20.8 +0.5 17.6 19th 382.4 219.9 high 174%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 31.3 -0.2 32.8 29th 24.3 +1.4 22.3 3rd 382.1 438.1 average 87%
Ingham Composite 32.6 +0.2 35.0 2nd 24.0 +1.0 21.9 20th 323.1 378.9 average 85%
Innisfail 31.4 +0.5 32.9 6th 24.3 +1.4 22.5 20th 1073.0 511.9 v high 210%
Innisfail Aerodrome 32.0   33.8 2nd 23.3   20.8 19th 1056.6


Lucinda Point 30.5 +0.3 31.7 14th 25.6 +0.3 23.6 16th 315.2 183.3 v high 172%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.7 +0.5 33.4 22nd 23.8 +1.2 21.6 19th 1052.6 525.2 v high 200%
Townsville Aero 32.3 +0.9 34.9 2nd 25.3 +1.0 24.0 30th 161.4 268.7 average 60%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 31.2 0.0 32.4 29th 25.2 +0.4 22.7 8th 286.2 242.4 average 118%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.3 +0.5 34.9 1st 23.9 +1.1 21.7 20th 234.8 217.3 average 108%
Bowen Airport AWS 32.0   33.4 28th 24.2   21.6 27th 273.2


Collinsville Post Office 34.8 +1.3 39.0 21st 23.8 +1.9 20.8 27th 101.8 135.4 average 75%
Hamilton Island Airport 30.3 +0.5 32.9 12th 25.2 +0.4 22.8 31st 421.8 280.9 high 150%
Mackay Aero 31.0 +0.7 33.9 19th 23.6 +0.6 20.4 21st 607.4 319.8 v high 190%
Mackay M.O 30.7 +0.6 33.6 13th 24.3 +0.7 21.3 21st 480.8 279.7 high 172%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 30.7   33.0 19th 23.2   19.7 21st 553.4


Proserpine Airport 31.4 -0.2 34.2 21st 23.1 +0.5 20.5 20th 583.6 297.1 high 196%
Samuel Hill Aero 31.1 +0.3 35.1 19th 22.5 +1.0 18.9 21st 174.0 203.8 average 85%
St Lawrence 32.3 +0.6 34.7 19th 23.3 +0.3 20.0 21st 259.0 200.8 high 129%
Williamson 31.9 +0.4 35.5 14th 23.3 +0.4 19.3 24th 99.8 156.0 average 64%
Woolshed 29.0 +0.4 33.1 2nd 21.6 +0.8 18.2 21st 301.2 254.6 average 118%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.9 +0.6 32.8 21st 24.9 +1.2 20.7 21st 51.4 125.0 low 41%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 34.2 +0.5 38.5 21st 23.4 +1.0 20.5 20th 124.2 154.5 average 80%
Moranbah Airport 34.1   39.2 21st 21.5   18.5 11th 60.2


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 35.9   40.2 21st 22.6   19.6 9th 29.6


Clermont Airport 35.2   38.9 13th 22.3   19.0 9th 73.6


Emerald Airport 35.9 +1.5 39.7 21st 23.2 +1.0 19.8 9th 70.4 88.3 average 80%
Lochington 34.6   38.7 13th 22.3   19.0 9th 173.8


Rolleston Airport 35.6   39.9 13th 22.6   18.3 9th 120.4


Springsure Comet St 33.9 -0.1 37.4 21st 22.1 +1.3 18.1 31st 309.2 111.5 v high 277%
Tambo Post Office 35.3 +0.4 39.1 13th 23.0 +2.6 17.9 8th 98.3 80.4 high 122%
Taroom Post Office 37.2 +3.5 41.4 12th 23.4 +2.7 18.9 9th 40.9 98.3 low 42%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 36.2 +0.6 41.3 12th 24.7 +1.5 19.7 7th 75.6 86.0 average 88%
Blackall Airport 36.5 +0.5 40.8 27th 24.4 +1.5 21.2 8th 78.6 96.0 average 82%
Isisford Post Office 38.1 +1.2 42.3 27th 25.4 +2.3 20.7 7th 82.2 69.9 average 118%
Longreach Aero 38.4 +1.3 41.9 27th 24.8 +1.7 18.5 7th 58.0 78.2 average 74%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 35.6 -1.7 39.0 30th 24.9 +0.6 22.7 16th 148.4 99.2 high 150%
Carters Bore 36.0   40.7 28th 24.7   20.8 30th 124.2


New May Downs 36.0   39.5 29th 24.6   22.2 16th 120.4


The Monument Airport 37.8 +0.4 41.6 29th 25.6 +1.1 22.9 15th 78.6 67.3 average 117%
Trepell Airport 37.1 -0.3 41.2 1st 25.1 +0.7 22.7 2nd 120.4 100.4 average 120%
Urandangi Aerodrome 37.6   40.8 29th 25.2   22.6 16th 130.0


Winton Airport 38.9 +1.4 42.9 28th 25.2 +1.1 21.0 7th 55.0 80.1 average 69%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 41.8 +1.6 45.1 30th 29.0 +2.7 23.5 3rd 45.2 25.9 high 175%
Boulia Airport 39.4 +0.9 43.5 28th 27.0 +2.4 23.4 9th 64.4 47.6 high 135%
Windorah Airport 40.4   43.4 12th 27.9   23.3 7th 19.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 31.6 +1.4 33.7 19th 22.6 +1.2 19.4 9th 56.4 175.0 low 32%
Gayndah Airport 35.5 +2.0 40.6 14th 22.0 +1.3 17.0 9th 54.0 92.6 average 58%
Gladstone Airport 31.3 +0.6 35.6 19th 24.0 +1.0 21.3 24th 170.6 147.7 average 116%
Gladstone Radar 32.0 +0.7 36.4 19th 23.9 +1.4 21.2 8th 0 150.3 lowest 0%
Lady Elliot Island 30.5 +1.3 31.9 13th 25.0 +1.0 22.0 3rd 42.8 121.2 low 35%
Rockhampton Aero 33.3 +1.3 39.4 21st 23.5 +1.3 21.1 25th 78.6 131.1 average 60%
Rundle Island 28.9 +0.7 32.5 26th 25.2 +0.8 22.2 5th



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 30.7 +1.3 32.6 25th 23.6 +1.2 21.4 6th 36.0 163.3 v low 22%
Seventeen Seventy 30.2 +0.8 32.0 31st 24.2 +1.3 21.3 8th 62.4 165.3 low 38%
Thangool Airport 36.0 +2.4 39.9 21st 21.2 +1.5 17.1 9th 18.2 97.6 v low 19%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 32.5 +1.4 38.7 14th 21.0 +1.4 15.7 24th 179.8 117.2 high 153%
Archerfield Airport 32.0 +1.6 36.7 12th 22.2 +1.9 17.3 9th 135.4 138.6 average 98%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 32.7   38.7 14th 20.8   15.3 9th 224.2


Beerburrum Forest Station 31.7 +1.5 37.3 18th 20.9 +1.2 16.3 9th 118.2 200.6 average 59%
Brisbane 31.4 +1.6 35.6 12th 23.0 +2.0 19.3 9th 218.4 151.8 average 144%
Brisbane Aero 29.8 +0.8 33.3 21st 22.8 +1.5 18.2 9th 73.4 136.5 average 54%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 29.5 +2.6 31.5 17th 23.7 +1.8 20.9 5th 30.2 148.1 v low 20%
Coolangatta 29.9 +1.6 33.0 14th 22.1 +1.2 17.9 9th 142.8 164.4 average 87%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 30.9 +3.1 34.3 13th 23.9 +1.5 20.8 8th 34.6 162.5 v low 21%
Gold Coast Seaway 29.9 +1.2 33.4 18th 22.4 +0.6 19.8 9th 119.6 135.8 average 88%
Gympie 33.0 +1.8 38.5 14th 21.0 +1.4 16.0 23rd 63.4 163.8 low 39%
Hervey Bay Airport 32.0 +2.0 34.2 13th 23.2 +1.2 18.6 25th 26.4 142.4 low 19%
Jimna Forestry 29.7 +1.6 37.0 14th 18.8 +1.4 12.9 24th 13.8 119.2 low 12%
Kingaroy Airport 32.4 +1.7 37.7 14th 19.3 +1.3 12.6 9th 76.4 97.7 average 78%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 31.3 +1.6 36.9 12th 22.3 +1.8 17.9 9th 145.6 133.3 average 109%
Maryborough 34.2 +3.5 39.6 21st 21.5 +0.9 17.3 23rd 16.0 164.5 v low 10%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 31.0   36.6 14th 21.6   17.1 9th 87.6 280.3 low 31%
Point Lookout 30.6 +1.4 33.9 30th 23.9 +1.5 21.8 3rd 85.5 149.2 average 57%
Rainbow Beach 30.2 +1.4 34.3 21st      
53.4 168.5 low 32%
Redcliffe 30.2 +1.2 35.9 21st 23.5 +1.4 19.6 9th 69.0 150.8 average 46%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 29.5   32.6 12th 22.1   16.9 9th 101.0


Sunshine Coast Airport 30.9 +2.0 35.7 21st 22.1 +0.9 18.4 9th 39.4 149.3 low 26%
Tewantin RSL Park 30.0 +1.5 36.9 21st 23.0 +1.1 19.9 25th 78.6 148.3 low 53%
University of Queensland Gatton 33.7 +2.2 39.6 14th 20.9 +1.8 15.4 9th 106.8 111.8 average 96%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 29.3 +2.8 34.2 14th 17.1 +1.9 10.6 9th 94.6 98.9 average 96%
Dalby Airport 34.6 +2.2 39.4 14th 20.6 +1.9 16.1 9th 94.2 77.7 average 121%
Oakey Aero 33.6 +2.8 39.2 14th 19.9 +2.1 14.6 9th 48.6 80.0 average 61%
Texas Post Office 36.0 +2.3 41.6 1st 21.9 +3.3 15.1 8th 144.2 89.7 high 161%
Toowoomba Airport 30.3 +2.2 36.4 14th 19.1 +1.6 15.8 8th 93.4 98.6 high 95%
Warwick 32.2 +2.2 38.1 14th 19.0 +2.0 13.5 9th 119.0 85.3 high 140%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 35.6 +2.0 40.8 13th 22.5 +2.2 17.8 9th 76.0 71.7 average 106%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 36.0 +2.4 40.2 26th 22.0 +2.4 17.2 8th 39.6 88.6 low 45%
Mitchell Post Office 37.1 +3.0 41.2 25th 22.7 +2.7 18.9 10th 65.4 81.8 average 80%
Roma Airport 37.2 +3.0 41.3 13th 22.7 +1.9 18.3 8th 67.8 71.5 average 95%
St George Airport 38.7 +4.0 43.3 25th 25.4 +3.6 21.9 8th 17.2 54.5 low 32%
Surat 37.0 +2.8 40.8 13th 24.3 +3.6 20.3 8th 70.8 71.9 average 98%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 39.4 +3.9 43.6 13th 25.7 +4.2 22.2 15th 54.7 64.2 average 85%
Charleville Aero 38.0 +3.0 41.1 12th 25.3 +3.6 21.2 7th 56.4 74.4 average 76%
Cunnamulla Post Office 39.9 +3.9 43.5 13th 26.8 +4.6 22.1 3rd 48.2 47.8 average 101%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 41.5 +2.2 45.4 12th 27.8 +2.3 21.8 3rd 38.4 31.3 average 123%
Thargomindah Airport 40.9 +2.5 44.5 11th 28.4 +3.1 23.9 21st 4.0 37.0 low 11%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 28.0   31.0 21st 25.3   23.0 8th



Middle Percy Island 28.8 +0.2 30.6 19th 23.6 +0.3 21.2 8th 297.8 190.4 high 156%
Willis Island 31.8 +1.1 33.6 22nd 26.4 +0.7 23.9 17th 185.4 193.3 average 96%
*Brisbane's maximum and minimum temperature anomalies are calculated using the old (closed) and current (open) sites. 

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 February 2017. 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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