Queensland in April 2016: A very warm month; dry across much of the State

Rainfall was well below average across large parts of Queensland during April. The April statewide mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were the warmest on record for Queensland.

  • Warmest April on record for Queensland
  • Warmest mean maximum temperature on record for Queensland
  • Warmest mean minimum temperature on record for Queensland
  • Drier than usual across much of the State

April was relatively dry across much of the State. Near-average rainfall was recorded through the central interior, parts of the northwest and southwest, and along small parts of the central and north tropical coasts. Only small pockets in the Gulf Country recorded above average rainfall.

The first week of the month remained mostly dry, despite numerous rain events during the month. A moist, onshore easterly flow brought moderate falls to the north tropical coast and adjacent inland areas between the 7th and 11th. A surface trough extending from the Gulf Country into the southeastern interior around the 9th, triggered thunderstorm activity with light to moderate rainfall totals recorded about the southern border on the 10th, the central interior on the 11th, and the southeast on the 12th. Southeasterly trade winds brought showers to the central coast from the 14th, with an upper-level trough enhancing this activity about the north tropical and central coasts on the 15th and 16th. A moist onshore flow continued to generate persistent shower activity along the east coast, from the 20th to the end of the month.

Queensland had its warmest April on record, with the statewide mean temperature anomaly 2.7 °C above the long-term average (the previous record was +2.21 in 2005). Queensland's mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were also the warmest on record for April, 2.9 °C and 2.5 °C above the historical average, respectively.

In the first half of the month, warm days occurred across western, central and southern Queensland, while northern districts recorded near-average maximum temperatures. Warm northwesterly winds persisted until mid-month over inland Queensland. The eastern parts of the State had near-average daytime temperature during the third week, due to cool onshore southeasterly winds. The last week saw cooler daytime temperatures return to the east coast and southeastern districts. The unusually warm daytime temperatures resulted in numerous locations recording their highest April mean daily maximum temperature on record.

Very warm nights were recorded in the central and southern interior during the first week of April, and some sites had their warmest April night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Warmer than usual overnight temperatures continued across western and southern districts up to the third week of the month. Cooler nights were recorded in western and eastern districts from about the 25th until the end of the month, while remaining parts of the State had near-average overnight temperatures. As a result of the persistent warmth, numerous locations had their highest April mean daily minimum temperature on record.

April is the end of the tropical cyclone season. Tropical cyclone Tatiana was the only system that formed in the Eastern region during the 2015-16 season. There were three tropical cyclones in the Australian region during the 2015-16 season: Stan, Tatiana and Uriah.

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Extremes in April 2016
Hottest day 39.8 °C at Isisford Post Office on the 3rd
Warmest days on average 36.5 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 23.2 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 17.3 °C at Applethorpe on the 26th
Coldest night 6.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 15th
Coolest nights on average 11.7 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.5 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 28.5 °C at Sweers Island on the 5th
Warmest on average overall 29.9 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 17.5 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 635.1 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
Wettest day 132.0 mm at Tully Sugar Mill on the 16th
Strongest wind gust 94 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on the 15th
94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 24th
94 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 24th

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daily
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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 lowest April total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Monto Township 0.6 1.2 in 1993 75 44.1
Gladstone Radar 2.2 3.8 in 1978 57 48.2
Gladstone Airport 0.4 5.6 in 2001 22 44.6
Miva 4.9 10.2 in 2002 22 53.4
Wivenhoe Dam 3.4 5.4 in 2007 22 40.9
Brisbane Aero 11.8 12.6 in 2007 21 79.2

Lowest April total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
April
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 12.0 7.7 in 1944* 145.8
Lowood Don St 2.7 2.5 in 1944* 55.7
Mount Larcom Post Office 2.6 0.0 in 1946 48.0
Double Island Point Lighthouse 17.8 1.9 in 1944* 129.0
Cania Gorge Park 0.4 0.0 in 1980* 37.2
Capalaba Water Treat 13.6 7.2 in 1991* 107.6
Abercorn 1.0 0.0 in 1993 38.5
Broadmeadows 3.0 0.0 in 1993 55.9
Rockhampton Aero 2.0 1.4 in 1993 44.0
Harrisville Mary Street 4.3 3.2 in 1994 46.9
Amberley AMO 4.0 3.4 in 1995 55.6
Rollingstone 12.1 10.4 in 1994* 113.0

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




Record highest April temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Toowoomba Airport 30.3 on the 10th 30.0 on the 11th in 1998 20 23.2



Record highest April mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.7 26.5 in 1914 106 24.3
Bollon Mary St 32.0 31.9 in 2005 104 27.8
Isisford Post Office 35.0 34.4 in 2014 99 30.8
Mitchell Post Office 31.5 30.9 in 1922 96 27.5
Charleville Aero 32.0 31.8 in 2005 74 28.1
Taroom Post Office 32.3 31.2 in 2007 63 28.8
Kowanyama Airport 35.0 34.7 in 1969 50 32.9
Longreach Aero 34.6 34.3 in 2014 50 31.5
Mount Isa Aero 35.1 35.0 in 2014 49 31.9
Injune Post Office 30.4 30.0 in 1974 48 27.7
Archerfield Airport 29.3 28.4 in 2005 42 26.5
Oakey Aero 28.3 28.1 in 1986 42 25.8
Bundaberg Aero 29.3 29.0 in 2002 36 27.4
Mackay Aero 29.0 28.8 in 1996 29 27.6
Dalby Airport 29.9 28.8 in 2006 24 27.2
Emerald Airport 32.0 31.5 in 2007 23 29.8
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.1 = 28.1 in 2014 23 26.4
Rainbow Beach 27.0 = 27.0 in 1998 23 26.0
Roma Airport 31.3 29.9 in 2005 23 28.0
Gladstone Airport 29.2 29.0 in 1998 22 28.0
Brisbane Aero 27.3 27.0 in 2014 21 26.0
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.6 27.2 in 2014 21 25.9
Horn Island 31.5 31.3 in 2003 20 30.5
Tewantin RSL Park 26.6 = 26.6 in 2006 20 25.8

Highest April mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Maryborough 29.0 31.2 in 1954 27.4
Tambo Post Office 32.1 =32.1 in 1957 29.1
Barcaldine Post Office 33.1 33.6 in 1953* 30.0
Springsure Comet St 31.1 31.3 in 1946* 29.0
Amberley AMO 29.5 29.7 in 1986 27.2
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 24.0 24.9 in 1986* 22.1
Surat 30.8 30.9 in 1993 28.2
Gympie 29.0 =29.0 in 1996 27.3

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




Record highest April daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Boulia Airport 27.6 on the 7th = 27.6 on the 1st in 1931 122 17.2
Innisfail 25.7 on the 25th 25.0 on the 15th in 2006 60 20.5
Longreach Aero 25.9 on the 4th 25.0 on the 9th in 1996 51 16.4
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.3 on the 2nd 27.2 on the 4th in 1988 49 24.1



Record highest April mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Cunnamulla Post Office 18.1 17.4 in 2005 107 14.2
Isisford Post Office 20.1 19.0 in 2014 100 16.0
Lady Elliot Island 23.0 = 23.0 in 2006 76 21.8
Charleville Aero 18.2 17.4 in 2014 74 13.8
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.2 21.1 in 2006 73 19.8
Mackay M.O 21.8 = 21.8 in 2010 56 20.2
Longreach Aero 20.3 19.2 in 2014 50 16.4
Gold Coast Seaway 19.4 19.3 in 1997 24 18.3
Emerald Airport 18.6 18.4 in 2006 23 16.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 17.5 17.3 in 2014 23 16.0
Gladstone Airport 20.4 = 20.4 in 2010 22 19.0
Brisbane Aero 17.7 17.6 in 1998 21 16.4
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.6 21.1 in 2010 21 19.6
Horn Island 26.3 25.8 in 2015 20 25.3
Tewantin RSL Park 19.2 = 19.2 in 2010 20 18.0

Highest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.3 21.4 in 1914 19.1
Barcaldine Post Office 20.8 21.4 in 1915* 16.8
Bollon Mary St 17.0 20.1 in 1958* 13.2
Surat 16.1 16.2 in 1988* 13.1

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




Record highest April mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Cunnamulla Post Office 25.1 24.9 in 2005 107 21.1
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.0 = 24.0 in 1914 106 21.7
Bollon Mary St 24.3 24.0 in 2005 102 20.5
Isisford Post Office 27.5 26.7 in 2014 99 23.4
Mitchell Post Office 22.8 22.5 in 2014 96 19.5
Tambo Post Office 23.9 23.7 in 2014 84 20.9
Lady Elliot Island 25.3 = 25.3 in 1998 76 24.2
Rockhampton Aero 25.0 = 25.0 in 2010 76 23.3
Charleville Aero 25.1 24.4 in 2014 74 20.9
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 17.9 = 17.9 in 1998 72 15.8
Surat 23.5 23.4 in 1968 69 20.7
Springsure Comet St 24.1 23.6 in 1986 64 21.9
Taroom Post Office 24.3 23.3 in 2007 63 21.4
Longreach Aero 27.4 26.8 in 2014 50 23.9
Applethorpe 17.5 17.3 in 2005 47 15.4
Texas Post Office 21.6 = 21.6 in 2005 44 19.6
Archerfield Airport 22.9 22.2 in 1989 42 20.8
Oakey Aero 20.9 20.3 in 1986 42 18.8
Bundaberg Aero 23.9 23.7 in 2010 36 22.5
Mackay Aero 24.9 24.7 in 2006 29 23.5
Coolangatta 22.5 = 22.5 in 2010 27 21.2
Dalby Airport 21.9 21.6 in 2004 24 19.8
Gold Coast Seaway 23.4 23.2 in 2010 24 22.1
Emerald Airport 25.3 24.8 in 2002 23 23.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.8 22.7 in 2014 23 21.2
Roma Airport 22.9 22.5 in 2005 23 20.2
Thangool Airport 23.2 23.1 in 2005 23 21.8
Cloncurry Airport 29.2 29.1 in 2014 22 26.8
Gladstone Airport 24.8 24.6 in 1998 22 23.5
Brisbane Aero 22.5 22.0 in 2014 21 21.2
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.9 22.6 in 2010 21 21.4
Yeppoon The Esplanade 24.4 24.1 in 2010 21 23.1
Horn Island 28.9 28.5 in 2015 20 27.9
Tewantin RSL Park 22.9 22.8 in 2010 20 21.9

Highest April mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Barcaldine Post Office 27.0 28.7 in 1915* 23.4
University of Queensland Gatton 22.2 22.4 in 1922* 20.4
Amberley AMO 21.9 22.2 in 1968 20.6
Injune Post Office 22.0 22.1 in 1974* 19.8
Gympie 22.4 22.5 in 1986 21.0

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




Summary statistics for April 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
April
2016
Mean for
April
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
April
2016
Total for
April
2016
Average
for
April
Rank of
April
2016
Fraction of
April
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.2 +1.6 36.6 12th 26.5 +0.8 24.2 30th 162.6 148.9 average 109%
Coen Airport 31.7 +0.6 33.2 6th 22.5 +0.7 20.1 20th 17.2 54.9 low 31%
Horn Island 31.5 +1.0 32.6 22nd 26.3 +1.0 24.2 2nd 198.6 220.4 average 90%
Scherger RAAF 33.5 +1.2 34.9 15th 23.4 +0.8 22.0 4th 7.2 111.0 v low 6%
Weipa Aero 33.5 +1.2 34.4 15th 23.7 +0.9 22.2 4th 12.4 94.5 low 13%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.8 +1.0 31.8 15th 24.3 +1.4 22.2 1st 83.4 287.4 low 29%
Palmerville 32.9 +0.7 34.1 5th 19.9 +0.1 17.9 27th 9.4 50.2 low 19%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.0 +1.7 37.7 3rd 22.5 +0.9 20.3 10th 0.4 52.2 low 1%
Century Mine 36.5 +1.8 38.6 3rd 21.3 +0.4 17.6 28th 0.4 31.8 average 1%
Cloncurry Airport 35.9 +2.3 39.0 3rd 22.4 +2.4 20.0 1st 0.2 18.5 low 1%
Julia Creek Airport 35.7 +1.4 38.5 3rd 19.0 +1.2 14.3 26th 0.4 14.9 average 3%
Kowanyama Airport 35.0 +2.1 36.4 30th 22.7 +0.9 21.1 4th 2.8 55.0 low 5%
Lake Julius AWS 36.0   39.1 3rd 22.8   18.6 28th 1.4
Mornington Island Airport 33.1   35.0 13th 24.0   22.6 20th 48.0
Mount Isa Aero 35.1 +3.2 38.3 4th 19.3 +0.8 14.0 19th 0.6 14.4 average 4%
Normanton Airport 35.6 +1.5 36.6 13th 23.9 +1.1 22.0 19th 0 32.9 v low 0%
Sweers Island 32.8 +1.4 34.3 13th 25.4 +0.7 22.7 9th 6.0 48.2 average 12%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.3 +0.6 35.2 1st 20.5 +1.2 17.5 23rd 0.4 20.4 low 2%
Hughenden Airport 34.3 +2.3 37.8 2nd 20.7 +2.7 15.4 23rd 1.6 19.8 average 8%
Richmond Airport 35.0 +1.8 37.7 3rd 19.2 +1.3 14.9 23rd 0 31.2 v low 0%
Richmond Post Office 35.4 +2.7 37.9 1st 19.7 +2.6 16.6 23rd 0 22.5 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.4 +1.1 33.1 1st 22.9 +1.3 21.3 13th 155.8 195.3 average 80%
Cairns Racecourse 30.1   32.1 7th 22.0   19.4 13th 187.0
Cape Flattery 30.6 +0.7 32.3 1st 25.3 +1.0 22.6 25th 77.4 185.1 low 42%
Cooktown Airport 29.5 +0.4 30.9 2nd 24.2 +1.3 21.2 19th 94.8 160.5 average 59%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.0 +0.6 32.9 2nd 25.0 +0.9 22.9 20th 208.0 230.9 average 90%
Mareeba Airport 29.4 +1.0 31.3 1st 19.9 +1.0 17.5 6th 6.4 44.6 low 14%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.2 0.0 32.7 3rd 22.1 +2.0 20.5 17th 214.3 208.6 average 103%
Ingham Composite 29.8 +0.7 31.5 2nd 21.6 +1.3 19.5 5th 196.4 202.8 average 97%
Innisfail 29.3 +1.0 31.7 2nd 22.5 +2.0 21.0 23rd 482.1 456.3 average 106%
Lucinda Point 28.0 +0.1 29.9 2nd 24.3 +1.0 22.2 18th 90.8 93.8 average 97%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.9 +0.7 31.2 1st 22.0 +1.6 20.2 13th 428.6 392.8 average 109%
Townsville Aero 31.1 +1.5 32.3 13th 22.0 +1.4 19.8 24th 21.0 66.4 average 32%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 29.6 +0.6 31.8 6th 21.5 +0.6 19.7 9th 76.2 69.0 average 110%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.6 +1.0 33.0 12th 20.0 +1.0 17.3 24th 19.2 48.5 average 40%
Bowen Airport AWS 30.1   32.8 1st 22.2   19.5 12th 61.6
Collinsville Post Office 32.4 +2.1 35.0 3rd 17.8 +0.8 14.0 18th 3.8 42.5 low 9%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.5 +0.6 29.5 2nd 23.6 +0.9 20.8 18th 159.6 137.7 average 116%
Mackay Aero 29.0 +1.4 31.0 1st 20.9 +1.5 18.4 23rd 84.4 167.3 average 50%
Mackay M.O 27.6 +0.9 29.9 1st 21.8 +1.6 19.7 23rd 129.6 146.2 average 89%
Proserpine Airport 29.5 +0.8 31.5 12th 20.1 +1.0 18.4 23rd 102.0 120.2 average 85%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.9 +0.6 30.4 1st 20.0 +2.1 16.8 3rd 117.0 128.5 average 91%
St Lawrence 30.5 +1.4 32.8 3rd 19.2 +0.8 16.2 16th 11.8 43.4 average 27%
Williamson 29.4 +0.6 31.4 2nd 19.5 +1.4 16.2 23rd 13.6 56.2 low 24%
Woolshed 27.2 +1.1 28.8 12th 18.2 +0.4 14.5 23rd 14.6 70.8 low 21%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.2 +0.6 29.2 1st 21.6 +2.0 18.8 16th 51.6 73.1 average 71%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 31.6 +1.5 34.2 3rd 19.3 +1.0 16.7 26th 4.6 28.1 average 16%
Moranbah Airport 31.3   33.4 3rd 17.5   14.2 23rd 0
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 31.3   33.6 3rd 18.0   15.2 18th 0
Emerald Airport 32.0 +2.2 34.7 3rd 18.6 +1.7 16.6 25th 1.0 31.3 v low 3%
Lochington 32.2   35.7 3rd 16.4   12.7 22nd 8.2
Rolleston Airport 32.2   35.8 3rd 16.3   13.6 21st 5.2
Springsure Comet St 31.1 +2.1 34.0 2nd 17.1 +2.3 13.9 17th 7.4 39.4 average 19%
Tambo Post Office 32.1 +3.0 36.5 3rd 15.8 +3.1 8.5 26th 17.0 36.2 average 47%
Taroom Post Office 32.3 +3.5 36.2 3rd 16.2 +2.1 12.1 25th 0 35.0 lowest 0%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 33.1 +3.1 36.7 2nd 20.8 +4.0 15.4 26th 1.8 35.5 low 5%
Blackall Airport 33.4 +2.6 37.9 3rd 19.3 +3.7 14.6 26th 0 23.9 v low 0%
Isisford Post Office 35.0 +4.2 39.8 3rd 20.1 +4.1 12.9 26th 1.0 35.8 low 3%
Longreach Aero 34.6 +3.1 38.9 3rd 20.3 +3.9 14.5 26th 0.2 35.3 low 1%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.0 +3.0 38.5 5th 19.7 +1.7 14.4 1st 0.8 14.2 average 6%
Carters Bore 34.6   37.8 4th 22.5   18.2 19th 0
New May Downs 34.7   38.0 4th 21.7   17.2 19th 1.2
The Monument Airport 35.1 +2.6 38.3 6th 19.7 +2.4 13.5 25th 0 13.0 v low 0%
Trepell Airport 35.5 +2.5 39.5 3rd 20.8 +3.1 15.8 25th 0 13.1 v low 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 35.9   39.3 6th 17.0   11.9 25th 0
Winton Airport 35.1 +2.5 38.4 3rd 19.5 +2.2 14.7 26th 0 19.0 v low 0%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 34.5 +2.8 38.1 6th 18.1 +1.1 12.9 24th 0.2 1.6 average 13%
Boulia Airport 35.3 +3.8 39.3 6th 21.6 +4.4 16.4 25th 0 13.3 lowest 0%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 29.3 +1.9 30.8 12th 18.6 +1.1 16.9 25th 11.6 57.3 v low 20%
Gayndah Airport 31.3 +2.4 34.3 3rd 16.3 +1.2 13.3 16th 0.6 23.5 v low 3%
Gladstone Airport 29.2 +1.2 30.9 6th 20.4 +1.4 17.8 16th 0.4 44.6 lowest 1%
Gladstone Radar 29.4 +1.0 31.0 1st 21.0 +1.4 19.5 25th 2.2 48.2 lowest 5%
Lady Elliot Island 27.6 +1.1 29.9 1st 23.0 +1.2 20.3 24th 88.4 102.7 average 86%
Monto Township 28.8 +1.1 31.8 23rd 15.0 +1.3 10.6 25th 0.6 44.1 lowest 1%
Rockhampton Aero 29.8 +1.0 32.2 23rd 20.1 +2.2 16.7 25th 2.0 44.0 v low 5%
Rundle Island 26.3 +0.8 28.6 1st 22.8 +1.1 20.1 17th
Seventeen Seventy 26.8 +0.4 29.7 1st 20.5 +1.1 18.4 25th 26.4 104.7 low 25%
Thangool Airport 31.1 +1.5 33.6 3rd 15.3 +1.3 12.2 8th 0.4 34.1 v low 1%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 29.5 +2.3 32.8 10th 14.3 +0.3 10.7 16th 4.0 55.6 v low 7%
Archerfield Airport 29.3 +2.8 31.7 3rd 16.5 +1.4 13.8 16th 9.8 79.5 v low 12%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 28.4   32.2 7th 14.5   11.0 20th 4.8
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.7 +1.2 30.9 11th 16.4 +0.7 13.2 24th 68.8 116.9 average 59%
Brisbane 28.8 +1.7 30.8 7th 18.5 +1.2 15.9 16th 12.8 67.4 v low 19%
Brisbane Aero 27.3 +1.3 28.9 9th 17.7 +1.3 14.8 15th 11.8 79.2 lowest 15%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.7 +2.4 28.8 6th 21.3 +2.2 19.1 16th 12.0 145.8 v low 8%
Coolangatta 26.8 +1.4 28.9 11th 18.2 +1.3 15.6 20th 103.4 169.9 average 61%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.0 +1.1 30.5 11th 21.2 +1.4 18.9 27th 17.8 129.0 v low 14%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.5 +1.6 29.8 7th 19.4 +1.1 16.6 16th 107.0 133.0 average 80%
Gympie 29.0 +1.7 31.4 10th 15.8 +1.1 12.1 24th 13.4 83.4 v low 16%
Hervey Bay Airport 28.1 +1.2 30.5 2nd 18.5 +0.8 15.9 7th 64.4 70.5 average 91%
Jimna Forestry 25.3 +1.7 29.2 7th 14.0 +1.2 10.9 24th 0 56.5 v low 0%
Kingaroy Airport 27.4 +1.6 30.5 7th 13.5 +1.4 9.9 24th 4.2 24.2 low 17%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.1 +1.7 32.2 7th 17.5 +1.5 14.6 16th 13.1 84.0 v low 16%
Maleny Tamarind St 25.0 +1.4 28.0 10th 15.9 +0.8 13.2 24th 69.4 190.4 low 36%
Maryborough 29.0 +1.6 30.6 10th 17.4 +0.8 14.7 24th 24.6 86.9 low 28%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 27.0   29.1 2nd 17.6   15.6 17th 57.8
Point Lookout 27.3 +1.0 30.0 6th 20.8 +1.4 17.3 26th
Rainbow Beach 27.0 +1.0 28.1 12th       58.0 134.1 v low 43%
Redcliffe 27.1 +1.2 30.2 11th 19.0 +1.3 16.8 16th 37.8 105.6 low 36%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 27.2   28.6 9th 17.7   14.6 24th 12.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.6 +1.7 30.2 11th 18.1 +1.2 16.0 19th 99.2 162.4 low 61%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.6 +0.8 28.7 11th 19.2 +1.2 17.5 17th 48.4 164.1 v low 29%
University of Queensland Gatton 29.6 +2.5 32.7 10th 14.8 +1.1 9.8 25th 4.4 49.2 v low 9%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 23.2 +2.0 29.1 7th 11.7 +2.1 6.8 15th 26.8 44.3 average 60%
Dalby Airport 29.9 +2.7 33.6 3rd 14.0 +1.6 8.6 25th 1.8 20.2 low 9%
Oakey Aero 28.3 +2.5 32.9 7th 13.5 +1.7 7.6 24th 14.8 30.8 average 48%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 24.0 +1.9 29.9 7th 11.8 +2.3 6.4 15th 10.5 42.3 low 25%
Texas Post Office 29.4 +2.0 33.6 3rd 13.8 +2.1 10.0 24th 26.6 34.6 average 77%
Toowoomba Airport 25.6 +2.4 30.3 10th 14.8 +1.4 10.3 25th 6.4 27.3 v low 23%
Warwick 26.7 +1.9 32.9 7th 13.2 +1.9 9.2 6th 10.8 30.3 low 36%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 30.6 +2.8 34.4 3rd 14.7 +1.5 9.1 25th 1.2 29.0 low 4%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 30.4 +2.7 34.2 2nd 13.6 +1.7 8.8 24th 8.6 40.8 low 21%
Mitchell Post Office 31.5 +4.0 36.2 3rd 14.2 +2.7 9.2 26th 11.2 33.8 average 33%
Roma Airport 31.3 +3.3 35.6 3rd 14.6 +2.2 9.6 24th 0.4 34.6 low 1%
St George Airport 31.2 +3.3 36.1 7th 16.4 +2.6 11.5 13th 3.6 21.8 low 17%
Surat 30.8 +2.6 35.4 2nd 16.1 +3.0 11.6 19th 2.0 31.0 low 6%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 32.0 +4.2 36.7 7th 17.0 +3.8 12.0 13th 4.8 31.2 average 15%
Charleville Aero 32.0 +3.9 36.4 2nd 18.2 +4.4 12.7 18th 0 29.5 lowest 0%
Cunnamulla Post Office 32.0 +4.0 37.2 6th 18.1 +3.9 14.3 26th 0.2 26.6 low 1%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 33.5 +3.5 37.4 6th 19.0 +2.4 14.1 25th 0.8 10.6 average 8%
Thargomindah Airport 33.1 +3.6 38.3 6th 19.2 +2.7 14.0 1st 0.8 14.5 average 6%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 26.7   28.0 1st 24.1   22.0 12th
Middle Percy Island 26.6 +1.0 28.6 1st 22.1 +1.0 18.8 17th 44.6 122.3 low 36%
Willis Island 29.9 +1.0 30.9 14th 26.0 +1.3 24.0 24th 28.6 127.2 low 22%

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 9 am on Monday 2 May 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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