Queensland in February 2017: Record warmth across southern and southeastern parts

Hot days were experienced for most of the month, with record warmth throughout much of the southeastern quarter of Queensland. Overnight temperatures were well above average, with areas of inland southern Queensland reporting record warm nights. Rainfall was well below average across most of  Queensland, particularly in southeastern and western districts.

Exceptional heat across southeastern Queensland

Dry across most of the State; wet in the Gulf due to Alfred

Tropical cyclone Alfred

  • Alfred was first identified as a tropical low near Borroloola (in the Northern Territory) on the 15th, and remained slow-moving near the southern Gulf of Carpentaria coast for a number of days
  • Tropical cyclone Alfred was named early on the 20th, and remained a category 1 system for almost 24 hours, before weakening and eventually crossing the coast as a tropical low in the early afternoon of the 21st
  • Sweers Island recorded a rainfall total of 1159 mm from the 14th to the 23rd

Severe thunderstorms

  • Very strong wind gusts of up to 115 km/h were recorded at the Inner Reciprocal Marker in Moreton Bay on the 13th associated with a line of thunderstorms

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Extremes in February 2017
Hottest day 47.2 °C at Thargomindah Airport on the 12th
Warmest days on average 41.6 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average 28.5 °C at Frederick Reef
Coldest day 21.7 °C at Applethorpe on the 27th
Coldest night 12.3 °C at Injune Post Office on the 21st
Coolest nights on average 16.3 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 27.0 °C at Lihou Reef Lighthouse
Warmest night 32.7 °C at Ballera Gas Field on the 9th
Warmest on average overall 33.7 °C at Windorah Airport
Coolest on average overall 23.7 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1364.5 mm at Sweers Island
Wettest day 216.0 mm at Sweers Island on the 18th
Strongest wind gust 115 km/h at Inner Reciprocal Marker 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 February daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Sweers Island 216.0 on the 18th 156.2 on the 22nd in 1896 21



Record highest February total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Burketown Post Office 682.7 651.7 in 1955 130 200.1
Sweers Island 1364.5 668.3 in 1896 20 342.8



Record lowest February total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Maryborough 5.6 7.4 in 1877 148 172.2
Mt Tamborine Fern St 2.0 4.1 in 1926 113 220.3
Byfield Childs Road 5.0 23.0 in 1983 87 323.1
Karragarra Island 9.0 27.5 in 2014 62 181.1
Bundaberg Aero 1.8 14.0 in 1983 61 156.1
Rosehill 5.6 6.2 in 1982 61 61.8
Gladstone Radar 2.2 7.2 in 1983 59 141.7
Woodgate Store 3.0 19.8 in 1983 41 151.8
Upper Mudgeeraba Water 12.4 25.5 in 2005 38 192.7
Springbrook Road 50.0 52.4 in 2005 36 267.7
Corbould Pk Racecourse 33.0 65.0 in 2014 29 249.1
Seventeen Seventy 19.4 35.0 in 2001 29 184.1
Rainbow Beach 19.4 25.6 in 2014 25 200.5
Felton 17.6 20.4 in 2016 24 79.0
Lloyona 4.6 = 4.6 in 1996 23 97.4
Tewantin RSL Park 40.8 43.2 in 2014 22 218.8
Yeppoon The Esplanade 10.2 28.0 in 1996 22 172.8
Makowata 32.0 34.6 in 2006 21 218.1
Coomera Foxwell Road 12.0 13.6 in 2005 20 187.1

Lowest February total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
February
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 0.3 0.0 in 1877* 84.4
Yaamba 2.0 1.0 in 1900* 156.0
Mount Joseph 4.2 0.0 in 1938* 139.3
Mt Perry The Pines 3.4 1.3 in 1938* 148.1
Jingi Jingi 0.8 =0.8 in 1938* 76.1
Springsure Comet St 8.8 6.1 in 1938* 108.2
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 21.6 21.1 in 1965 167.7
Rosedale Post Office 16.8 7.0 in 1974 179.4
Booroondarra 2.4 0.0 in 1983 105.0
Childers South 20.6 6.0 in 1983 118.0
Kenilworth Township 24.1 16.0 in 1983 189.1
Mundubbera 9.6 0.0 in 1983 92.9
Nanango Wills St 12.0 8.2 in 1983 102.3
Teddington Waterworks 8.2 4.9 in 1983 159.1
Kroombit 7.8 1.8 in 1983* 94.0
Embreys Bridge 15.2 4.0 in 1985* 84.6
Springs 12.2 9.2 in 1983* 161.6
Wallen 3.0 1.4 in 1986 54.2
Bauhinia Downs Store 16.6 0.0 in 1987 105.1
Bollon Mary St 2.6 0.6 in 1989 53.1
Aurukun Shire Council 83.0 0.0 in 1991* 459.6
Boothulla 5.0 0.0 in 1941* 56.9
Alpha Post Office 16.2 3.8 in 1996 88.3
Anakie Richardson St 9.2 4.8 in 1996 107.7
Belvedere 6.0 0.0 in 1996 109.1
Broadmeadows 13.6 5.8 in 1996 161.4
Colodan 5.0 0.0 in 1996 80.9
Woodbine Station 18.0 4.0 in 1996 92.4
Woorarra 8.2 0.0 in 1996 90.0
Comet Post Office 11.2 1.8 in 1996* 88.8
Gin Gin Post Office 26.4 22.7 in 1996* 155.4
Mount Kroombit 9.6 6.0 in 1996* 90.0

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




Record highest February temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Amberley AMO 43.0 on the 12th 42.6 on the 1st in 1952 76 30.4
Charleville Aero 45.2 on the 12th 43.4 on the 6th in 2006 75 33.9
Taroom Post Office 44.6 on the 12th 43.3 on the 10th in 1969 61 32.9
Bollon Mary St 46.5 on the 12th 45.0 on the 22nd in 1980 60 34.3
Cunnamulla Post Office 45.6 on the 12th 45.0 on the 4th in 2006 60 34.8
Isisford Post Office 46.1 on the 13th 44.6 on the 5th in 2006 59 35.8
Barcaldine Post Office 43.6 on the 13th 42.6 on the 18th in 1983 56 34.5
Surat 44.5 on the 12th 43.6 on the 5th in 1993 54 33.4
University of Queensland Gatton 45.7 on the 12th 42.0 on the 22nd in 2004 53 30.7
Gympie 41.3 on the 12th 40.5 on the 10th in 1969 52 30.4
Injune Post Office 44.2 on the 12th 42.2 on the 10th in 1969 51 32.1
Longreach Aero 45.0 on the 13th 44.4 on the 28th in 2016 50 35.8
Applethorpe 39.7 on the 11th 36.1 on the 17th in 1983 48 25.3
Mitchell Post Office 46.1 on the 12th 43.0 on the 24th in 1980 48 32.9
Texas Post Office 44.5 on the 12th 43.0 on the 21st in 2004 46 32.6
Oakey Aero 42.8 on the 12th 39.5 on the 4th in 2006 44 30.0
Dalby Airport 43.0 on the 12th 41.5 on the 22nd in 2004 26 31.4
Charters Towers Airport 41.1 on the 13th 40.6 on the 8th in 2002 25 32.9
Emerald Airport 43.5 on the 13th 41.5 on the 2nd in 2005 25 33.4
Roma Airport 45.0 on the 12th 42.7 on the 2nd in 2005 25 32.6
Thangool Airport 42.2 on the 13th 41.0 on the 4th in 2006 25 32.7
Warwick 42.2 on the 11th 38.5 on the 4th in 2006 22 29.4
Toowoomba Airport 40.8 on the 12th 37.4 on the 22nd in 2004 21 27.3
Alva Beach 37.4 on the 14th 37.2 on the 2nd in 2013 20 31.2
Miles Constance Street 43.4 on the 12th 41.5 on the 21st in 2004 20 32.6
St George Airport 46.8 on the 12th 43.6 on the 21st in 2004 20 33.6



Record lowest February daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Coolangatta 22.9 on the 27th = 22.9 on the 14th in 2000 29 28.2



Record highest February mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Brisbane^ 32.5 33.2 in 1911 117 29.0
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 29.6 29.0 in 2006 107 26.9
Maryborough 34.4 33.3 in 1926 106 30.2
Bollon Mary St 39.2 38.0 in 2006 104 34.3
Gympie 34.4 34.2 in 1926 100 30.4
Mitchell Post Office 37.8 37.2 in 1926 97 32.9
University of Queensland Gatton 35.1 34.9 in 1926 95 30.7
Amberley AMO 33.7 33.2 in 2006 75 30.4
Charleville Aero 38.6 38.0 in 2006 74 33.9
Taroom Post Office 37.9 36.7 in 2005 64 32.9
Injune Post Office 37.3 35.4 in 1969 50 32.1
Applethorpe 31.0 27.9 in 2005 47 25.3
Texas Post Office 36.2 35.4 in 2004 45 32.6
Oakey Aero 34.4 33.0 in 1983 43 30.0
Archerfield Airport 33.0 32.3 in 2016 41 29.7
Bundaberg Aero 32.9 32.3 in 2002 37 30.0
Seventeen Seventy 31.2 = 31.2 in 1998 29 29.1
Coolangatta 30.6 30.2 in 2004 28 28.2
Dalby Airport 35.4 34.5 in 2006 25 31.4
Emerald Airport 36.9 36.7 in 2006 24 33.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 32.2 31.6 in 2004 24 29.3
Rainbow Beach 30.3 30.2 in 1998 24 28.7
Roma Airport 37.3 36.4 in 2005 24 32.6
Thangool Airport 37.4 37.0 in 2006 24 32.7
Gladstone Airport 32.3 31.9 in 2016 23 30.5
Brisbane Aero 30.8 30.6 in 2004 22 29.0
Sunshine Coast Airport 31.1 30.4 in 2016 22 28.8
Tewantin RSL Park 30.2 29.9 in 2004 21 28.4
Warwick 33.0 31.4 in 2005 21 29.4
Toowoomba Airport 31.6 30.0 in 2005 20 27.3
^New record, Old record and Years of record calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites. Average calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites.
Highest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
February
Cunnamulla Post Office 39.6 40.7 in 1926* 34.8
Longreach Aero 39.5 39.8 in 1983 35.8
Surat 37.0 37.6 in 1983* 33.4
Rockhampton Aero 34.9 35.0 in 1990 31.3

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




Record highest February daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.3 on the 14th 27.8 on the 22nd in 2015 61 23.0
University of Queensland Gatton 27.3 on the 13th 25.6 on the 16th in 1966 53 19.0
Longreach Aero 31.5 on the 13th 30.6 on the 4th in 1968 50 22.5
Oakey Aero 25.9 on the 13th 24.5 on the 5th in 2006 44 17.6
Mackay Aero 27.4 on the 5th 27.0 on the 3rd in 2016 31 23.2
Lucinda Point 29.2 on the 14th 28.8 on the 8th in 2005 29 25.2
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.6 on the 13th = 26.6 on the 2nd in 1996 25 20.4



Record highest February mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Lady Elliot Island 25.3 = 25.3 in 2006 76 24.0
Taroom Post Office 22.5 22.3 in 1981 64 20.3
Collinsville Post Office 23.5 23.4 in 2016 59 21.9
Mackay M.O 24.5 24.4 in 2010 57 23.4
Longreach Aero 24.7 = 24.7 in 2006 49 22.5
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.9 21.7 in 1998 24 20.4
Brisbane Aero 22.4 22.3 in 1995 22 21.1
Warwick 18.1 = 18.1 in 2006 21 17.0

Highest February mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
February
Oakey Aero 19.5 20.1 in 1981 17.6
Texas Post Office 20.5 20.7 in 1981* 18.3
Surat 22.8 23.6 in 1981* 20.3
Mackay Aero 24.2 24.3 in 1954* 23.2
Gold Coast Seaway 22.6 24.0 in 1993 21.8

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




Record highest February mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Brisbane^ 27.6 27.3 in 2006 117 25.3
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 26.4 in 2003 105 24.4
Bollon Mary St 31.3 30.9 in 2006 102 27.6
Gympie 27.1 = 27.1 in 1981 100 25.0
University of Queensland Gatton 27.4 27.0 in 1966 95 24.9
Rockhampton Aero 29.2 = 29.2 in 2002 77 26.7
Amberley AMO 26.9 26.7 in 2006 75 25.0
Taroom Post Office 30.3 29.1 in 2006 64 26.6
Injune Post Office 29.0 28.4 in 1969 50 25.6
Longreach Aero 32.2 = 32.2 in 1983 49 29.1
Applethorpe 23.7 22.0 in 1998 47 20.2
Texas Post Office 28.4 27.8 in 2004 45 25.4
Oakey Aero 27.0 25.7 in 2006 43 23.8
Archerfield Airport 27.2 26.9 in 2004 41 24.9
Mackay Aero 27.8 27.7 in 2002 30 26.6
Coolangatta 26.3 26.0 in 1998 28 24.5
Dalby Airport 27.6 27.2 in 2006 25 24.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.1 26.3 in 1998 24 24.9
Gladstone Airport 28.1 27.9 in 1998 23 26.7
Brisbane Aero 26.6 26.3 in 2004 22 25.1
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.3 = 26.3 in 2016 22 25.0
Tewantin RSL Park 26.3 = 26.3 in 1998 21 25.2
Warwick 25.6 24.5 in 2006 21 23.2
Toowoomba Airport 25.1 24.2 in 2006 20 22.4
^New record, Old record and Years of record calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites. Average calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites.
Highest February mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
February
Surat 29.8 30.2 in 1981* 26.8

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



Summary statistics for February 2017

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2017
Mean for
February
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2017
Total for
February
2017
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2017
Fraction of
February
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.2 -0.3 35.1 24th 25.6 -0.3 23.3 26th 470.4 272.6 v high 173%
Coen Airport 32.2 +0.1 34.3 15th 23.9 +0.1 22.8 23rd 226.2 262.2 low 86%
Horn Island 29.8 -0.7 31.9 24th 25.0 0.0 23.5 7th 482.2 455.9 average 106%
Scherger RAAF 31.4 -0.8 34.9 25th 24.2 +0.1 23.4 26th 336.8 367.2 average 92%
Weipa Aero 30.9 -0.6 33.7 23rd 24.2 +0.1 23.1 19th 333.0 516.8 low 64%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 31.6 +0.3 34.9 15th 24.0 +0.3 22.5 23rd 264.0 392.0 low 67%
Palmerville 33.0 +0.4 34.9 16th 23.6 +0.7 21.0 28th 142.4 261.3 low 54%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 31.5 -2.5 34.6 27th 24.5 -0.3 21.3 1st 608.2 224.0 v high 272%
Century Mine 34.3 -2.1 38.1 28th 24.3 +0.2 19.6 21st 101.4 118.6 average 85%
Cloncurry Airport 36.4 0.0 40.4 13th 24.9 +0.6 21.3 20th 78.8 97.1 average 81%
Julia Creek Airport 38.3 +1.3 41.7 8th 23.8 +0.9 19.3 20th 67.0 90.4 average 74%
Kowanyama Airport 32.5 +0.1 34.7 4th 24.5 +0.3 22.3 26th 324.0 363.8 average 89%
Lake Julius AWS 35.8   39.5 13th 25.0   20.9 19th 56.8


Mornington Island Airport 30.7   34.1 9th 24.7   22.8 20th 875.4


Mount Isa Aero 35.7 +0.3 39.3 13th 23.2 -0.1 20.7 19th 98.8 100.8 average 98%
Normanton Airport 33.0 -0.8 36.2 10th 25.1 0.0 22.1 21st 395.8 197.5 v high 200%
Sweers Island 30.9 -1.6 33.2 2nd 25.1 -1.2 20.6 17th 1364.5 342.8 highest 398%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 34.6 +1.1 36.9 11th 23.3 +0.6 17.9 28th 112.0 183.6 average 61%
Hughenden Airport 37.1 +2.1 41.5 13th 24.0 +1.4 20.9 22nd 44.4 79.4 average 56%
Richmond Airport 37.1 +0.9 41.1 13th 23.1 +0.3 20.1 27th 71.0 79.6 average 89%
Richmond Post Office 37.3 +1.6 41.3 7th 23.9 +1.4 20.9 22nd 50.2 102.2 average 49%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 31.9 +0.7 35.5 14th 24.5 +0.7 23.3 22nd 483.8 448.0 average 108%
Cairns Racecourse 32.0   35.8 14th 24.4   23.3 8th 522.2


Cape Flattery 31.6 -0.3 35.8 15th 24.5 -0.2 23.0 26th 280.8 264.8 average 106%
Cooktown Airport 30.9 -0.9 34.8 14th 24.1 -0.2 22.2 26th 831.8 335.0 v high 248%
Low Isles Lighthouse 31.9 +0.1 36.5 14th 25.3 -0.2 23.2 22nd 563.8 418.9 high 135%
Mareeba Airport 30.7 +0.1 33.6 13th 21.6 +0.2 19.9 12th 129.2 232.9 low 55%
Walkamin Research Station 29.6 +0.4 33.2 13th 20.9 +0.4 18.5 12th 123.1 245.9 low 50%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 31.5 +0.2 35.0 14th 24.2 +1.2 22.7 17th 428.6 465.7 average 92%
Ingham Composite 32.7 +1.0 38.3 14th 23.9 +0.7 21.8 13th 297.2 467.0 average 64%
Innisfail 31.5 +0.8 35.1 14th 24.1 +1.2 20.3 17th 545.0 589.8 average 92%
Innisfail Aerodrome 31.8   36.3 14th 23.2   20.9 12th 390.6


Lucinda Point 30.5 +0.3 34.3 14th 25.7 +0.5 23.6 28th 153.8 195.7 average 79%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.4 +0.7 37.0 14th 23.6 +0.9 22.0 12th 536.4 570.6 average 94%
Townsville Aero 32.5 +1.4 37.2 14th 24.9 +0.8 22.9 17th 138.8 296.6 average 47%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 31.5 +0.3 37.4 14th 25.1 +0.5 22.5 27th 163.2 245.8 average 66%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.4 +0.9 39.4 14th 23.4 +0.6 21.2 27th 87.2 232.1 low 38%
Bowen Airport AWS 32.8   38.5 14th 24.1   21.9 18th 47.6


Collinsville Post Office 35.8 +3.0 41.0 13th 23.5 +1.6 21.1 6th 38.4 156.2 low 25%
Hamilton Island Airport 30.5 +0.9 33.4 14th 25.8 +1.1 24.0 23rd 43.6 273.0 v low 16%
Mackay Aero 31.4 +1.3 35.1 13th 24.2 +1.0 21.8 18th 133.2 346.4 low 38%
Mackay M.O 30.8 +1.2 34.0 14th 24.5 +1.1 22.1 18th 159.0 320.4 low 50%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 31.2   35.2 13th 23.4   20.9 18th 196.4


Proserpine Airport 32.0 +0.9 37.4 14th 23.1 +0.3 20.6 18th 93.2 361.1 low 26%
Samuel Hill Aero 31.7 +1.6 34.4 14th 22.0 0.0 17.9 18th 58.2 324.6 v low 18%
St Lawrence 33.9 +2.5 39.3 14th 23.5 +0.7 21.9 10th 10.2 208.8 v low 5%
Williamson 33.5 +2.6 36.0 14th 23.0 +0.2 20.0 18th 7.0 199.0 v low 4%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 30.4 +1.2 32.8 13th 25.0 +1.4 21.5 18th 10.2 172.8 lowest 6%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 34.8 +1.9 41.1 13th 22.9 +0.5 20.9 28th 74.4 137.9 average 54%
Moranbah Airport 37.0   42.6 13th 22.2   18.8 4th 19.2


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 37.3   42.7 13th 22.4   17.1 21st 13.2


Clermont Airport 37.0   41.1 13th 22.3   19.3 4th 35.0


Emerald Airport 36.9 +3.5 43.5 13th 22.8 +0.9 20.2 20th 32.0 81.4 low 39%
Lochington 37.2   43.2 13th 22.0   18.3 20th 15.0


Rolleston Airport 36.6   42.3 13th 21.7   17.2 21st 34.0


Springsure Comet St 35.8 +3.4 40.9 13th 20.9 +0.4 15.8 20th 8.8 108.2 v low 8%
Tambo Post Office 37.1 +3.3 42.5 13th 21.3 +1.4 15.1 21st 41.4 77.7 average 53%
Taroom Post Office 37.9 +5.0 44.6 12th 22.5 +2.2 16.0 21st 90.2 87.4 average 103%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 37.6 +3.1 43.6 13th 24.1 +1.4 19.5 27th 68.0 78.9 average 86%
Blackall Airport 38.4 +3.5 44.3 13th 23.3 +1.4 17.1 20th 18.8 74.8 v low 25%
Isisford Post Office 39.3 +3.5 46.1 13th 24.4 +2.0 18.9 20th 31.0 73.0 average 42%
Longreach Aero 39.5 +3.7 45.0 13th 24.7 +2.2 20.8 20th 14.2 77.1 low 18%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.6 +0.3 39.9 25th 24.0 +0.3 20.0 20th 31.0 92.5 low 34%
Carters Bore 36.7   40.2 12th 24.7   22.1 28th 30.0


New May Downs 35.8   39.1 13th 23.9   20.4 19th 71.8


The Monument Airport 38.3 +1.4 41.8 12th 24.7 +1.2 18.2 20th 27.2 68.5 low 40%
Trepell Airport 38.4 +1.4 42.3 13th 24.9 +1.4 19.4 20th 11.2 52.1 low 21%
Urandangi Aerodrome 39.1   42.5 13th 23.6   15.2 21st 36.4


Winton Airport 39.8 +3.0 44.4 13th 24.6 +1.7 20.0 20th 27.4 65.9 v low 42%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 40.8 +2.6 44.6 12th 24.6 +0.4 17.0 20th 0 34.2 lowest 0%
Birdsville Airport 41.6 +3.2 47.1 12th 25.6 +0.7 15.3 20th 0.2 25.4 low 1%
Boulia Airport 40.1 +2.6 43.8 13th 25.7 +1.7 19.3 21st 4.0 49.2 low 8%
Windorah Airport 40.8   45.6 12th 26.5   16.2 20th 0


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 32.9 +2.9 34.3 12th 21.7 +0.3 19.3 28th 1.8 156.1 lowest 1%
Gayndah Airport 36.7 +4.4 41.9 12th 21.3 +0.8 17.1 28th 4.0 93.5 v low 4%
Gladstone Airport 32.3 +1.8 35.1 12th 23.9 +1.0 21.5 28th 43.2 177.3 low 24%
Gladstone Radar 33.2 +2.2 35.6 12th 23.8 +1.4 21.6 28th 2.2 141.7 lowest 2%
Lady Elliot Island 31.0 +1.9 32.4 7th 25.3 +1.3 23.6 27th 17.8 163.5 v low 11%
Rockhampton Aero 34.9 +3.6 39.0 12th 23.6 +1.5 21.8 26th 17.0 145.8 low 12%
Rundle Island 29.5 +1.3 31.1 18th 25.7 +1.4 22.8 27th



Seventeen Seventy 31.2 +2.1 33.2 19th 23.6 +1.0 20.3 28th 19.4 184.1 lowest 11%
Thangool Airport 37.4 +4.7 42.2 13th 20.3 +0.6 17.8 4th 11.2 95.3 low 12%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 33.7 +3.3 43.0 12th 20.1 +0.6 16.2 24th 33.4 119.2 low 28%
Archerfield Airport 33.0 +3.3 40.0 12th 21.4 +1.3 17.3 24th 35.0 151.0 v low 23%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 33.7   43.1 12th 19.8   14.4 25th 10.6 110.0 low 10%
Beerburrum Forest Station 32.3 +2.7 39.9 12th 20.1 +0.3 18.0 28th 65.0 201.3 low 32%
Brisbane 32.5 +3.5 37.6 12th 22.7 +2.1 19.6 28th 30.6 135.5 v low 23%
Brisbane Aero 30.8 +1.8 33.2 11th 22.4 +1.3 18.4 28th 22.6 118.4 v low 19%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 29.6 +2.7 32.1 7th 23.6 +1.6 19.2 27th 40.6 154.9 v low 26%
Coolangatta 30.6 +2.4 33.0 13th 22.1 +1.3 18.8 28th 55.6 170.9 low 33%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 30.2 +2.5 34.3 1st 23.8 +1.3 20.4 27th 13.8 163.5 v low 8%
Gold Coast Seaway 30.3 +1.7 33.0 12th 22.6 +0.8 20.0 27th 23.4 165.8 v low 14%
Gympie 34.4 +4.0 41.3 12th 19.8 +0.2 16.4 25th 21.0 167.4 v low 13%
Hervey Bay Airport 32.5 +2.5 34.6 13th 22.2 +0.2 18.5 17th 2.2 133.4 v low 2%
Jimna Forestry 31.2 +4.0 39.4 12th 18.0 +0.5 13.4 25th 0.8 120.9 v low 1%
Kingaroy Airport 33.9 +4.3 41.6 12th 18.3 +0.6 14.5 28th 21.2 88.4 low 24%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 32.2 +2.9 38.5 12th 21.9 +1.5 18.2 28th 32.8 152.3 v low 22%
Maryborough 34.4 +4.2 37.2 11th 20.5 -0.1 17.8 18th 5.6 172.2 lowest 3%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 31.3   39.6 12th 20.7   18.8 17th 69.4


Rainbow Beach 30.3 +1.6 34.4 12th      
19.4 200.5 lowest 10%
Redcliffe 30.6 +1.8 35.0 12th 23.2 +1.4 19.5 28th 53.8 120.3 average 45%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 30.6   34.2 13th 21.7   17.8 28th 25.6


Sunshine Coast Airport 31.1 +2.3 35.4 12th 21.5 +0.2 18.9 18th 37.6 186.2 v low 20%
Tewantin RSL Park 30.2 +1.8 35.1 12th 22.4 +0.5 19.8 27th 40.8 218.8 lowest 19%
University of Queensland Gatton 35.1 +4.4 45.7 12th 19.7 +0.7 15.4 24th 50.8 99.1 average 51%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 31.0 +5.7 39.7 11th 16.3 +1.3 13.6 23rd 41.0 82.6 low 50%
Dalby Airport 35.4 +4.0 43.0 12th 19.7 +1.3 14.9 28th 39.6 76.7 low 52%
Oakey Aero 34.4 +4.4 42.8 12th 19.5 +1.9 13.8 28th 31.6 79.7 low 40%
Texas Post Office 36.2 +3.6 44.5 12th 20.5 +2.2 15.2 21st 30.4 75.3 low 40%
Toowoomba Airport 31.6 +4.3 40.8 12th 18.7 +1.2 15.5 28th 21.2 102.0 low 21%
Warwick 33.0 +3.6 42.2 11th 18.1 +1.1 13.2 24th 54.6 63.1 average 87%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 36.4 +3.8 43.4 12th 21.4 +1.6 14.6 21st 74.2 68.5 average 108%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 37.3 +5.2 44.2 12th 20.5 +1.4 12.3 21st 10.6 87.2 v low 12%
Mitchell Post Office 37.8 +4.9 46.1 12th 20.9 +1.4 13.7 21st 38.8 72.2 average 54%
Roma Airport 37.3 +4.7 45.0 12th 21.5 +1.6 14.2 21st 61.4 86.7 average 71%
St George Airport 37.8 +4.2 46.8 12th 23.6 +2.5 14.1 20th 21.2 60.3 low 35%
Surat 37.0 +3.6 44.5 12th 22.8 +2.5 14.4 21st 51.2 74.3 average 69%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 39.2 +4.9 46.5 12th 23.5 +2.5 14.8 20th 2.6 53.1 v low 5%
Charleville Aero 38.6 +4.7 45.2 12th 23.1 +1.8 14.9 20th 8.8 67.5 v low 13%
Cunnamulla Post Office 39.6 +4.8 45.6 12th 24.9 +3.2 15.2 20th 0 51.2 lowest 0%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 41.0 +3.6 47.0 12th 25.7 +1.2 16.1 20th 0 25.2 v low 0%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 28.5   31.0 19th 26.3   24.0 26th



Middle Percy Island 29.3 +1.1 31.9 14th 24.1 +0.8 21.8 27th 65.6 240.4 low 27%
Willis Island 31.5 +1.1 32.3 15th 26.8 +1.1 25.1 4th 99.2 220.7 low 45%
*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 March 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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