Queensland in February 2019: Wettest February on record in the northern tropics, but dry in the south

Heavy rainfall resulted in flooding in the northwest and northern tropics, while southern Queensland reported well below average rainfall for the month. Both mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were cooler than usual in the northwest, and warmer than average along the northeast coast and large parts of southern Queensland.

Record wet and flooding in the north; well below average rainfall in southern Queensland

  • Heavy rainfall resulted in flooding in the northwest and northern tropics, as a monsoon trough remained near-stationary at the start of February; some sites had their highest February daily rainfall on record or their highest total February rainfall on record
  • Very heavy rainfall continued in the north tropical to central coast into February; in the northwest a low embedded on the monsoon trough produced very heavy rainfall, with major flooding at Walkers Bend on the Flinders river by the 2nd
  • The low weakened from the 5th, and moved slowly east to the base of the Cape York Peninsula by the 6th. Across the northern interior of Queensland, the highest daily rainfall totals were observed from Julia Creek to Richmond, with major flooding in the Gulf Rivers, including the Gilbert, Leichardt, Flinders and Norman rivers
  • In the seven days to 4 February, Townsville Aero recorded 1052.8 mm, and 1257.0 mm in the ten days to 8 February; both multi-day totals were new records
  • Further information about the heavy rainfall in the northern tropics can be found in the Special Climate Statement An extended period of heavy rainfall and flooding in tropical Queensland
  • In contrast, southern Queensland had well below average rainfall for the month, and the lowest on record at some locations in the central and southern interior

Warmer than usual days in the north and southeast

Tropical cyclone Oma

  • Tropical cyclone Oma tracked towards the southeast Queensland coast in late February, but had very little impact in terms of rainfall
  • The system generated large waves and powerful surf from the Capricornia coast to northern New South Wales, along with strong winds along the southeast Queensland coast

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Extremes in February 2019
Hottest day 44.1  °C at Bollon Mary St on the 19th
Warmest days on average 38.2  °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average 28.0  °C at Middle Percy Island
Coldest day 21.9  °C at Trepell Airport on the 5th
Coldest night 11.0  °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 20th
Coolest nights on average 14.9  °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.8  °C at Coconut Island and at Mornington Island Airport
Warmest night 30.3  °C at Thargomindah Airport on the 6th
Warmest on average overall 31.7  °C at Thargomindah Airport
Coolest on average overall 21.7  °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1431.0 mm at Paluma Ivy Cottage
Wettest day 419.0 mm at Ingham Composite on the 3rd
Strongest wind gust 113 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 22nd

Maps

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daily
maximum
temperatures
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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 February daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Macknade Sugar Mill 400.0 on the 3rd 399.5 on the 11th in 1927 122
Halifax Macrossan St 408.0 on the 3rd 390.4 on the 5th in 1899 121
Woodbine Station 155.0 on the 12th 114.0 on the 21st in 1994 113
Millungera Station 161.5 on the 5th 152.4 on the 6th in 1964 110
Lands End Station 285.0 on the 4th 155.2 on the 13th in 2000 99
Bunda Bunda 177.0 on the 6th 168.7 on the 1st in 1911 98
Gregory Springs Station 152.4 on the 4th 138.8 on the 16th in 2002 93
Mount Isa Mine 101.0 on the 2nd 94.0 on the 17th in 1938 87
Werrina Station 240.0 on the 5th 144.0 on the 10th in 1995 74
Brinard Station 231.0 on the 5th 120.4 on the 5th in 1976 61
Mount Isa Aero 123.2 on the 2nd 86.8 on the 1st in 1974 53
Ingham Composite 419.0 on the 3rd 369.0 on the 28th in 1978 52
Gereta Station 232.5 on the 3rd 220.7 on the 20th in 1936 31
Cloncurry Airport 178.2 on the 2nd 116.8 on the 10th in 2009 26
Gairloch 400.0 on the 3rd 373.0 on the 4th in 2009 25
Southwell Station 225.0 on the 7th 211.4 on the 4th in 2014 23
Richmond Airport 123.0 on the 6th 70.0 on the 1st in 2004 21
Woolshed 368.8 on the 2nd 314.2 on the 3rd in 2011 21



Record highest February total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 455.4 444.7 in 1895 131 114.6
Richmond Post Office 526.6 450.5 in 1940 130 105.5
Millungera Station 569.0 542.9 in 1974 128 132.9
Kamilaroi Station 509.0 423.1 in 1940 122 133.1
Bunda Bunda 462.2 461.8 in 1894 115 114.6
Lands End Station 594.0 379.0 in 1979 99 113.7
Gregory Springs Station 542.0 442.6 in 1968 92 171.1
Townsville Aero 1009.0 960.8 in 2009 79 305.5
Brinard Station 562.6 412.0 in 2009 76 130.1
Werrina Station 494.0 410.7 in 1940 72 108.0
Werrington Station 487.0 457.8 in 1956 61 186.0
Mount Isa Aero 278.2 251.8 in 2011 53 103.1
Lansdown CSIRO 782.7 728.9 in 1991 50 214.3
Gereta Station 646.8 528.7 in 1936 31 159.1
Cloncurry Airport 467.0 236.2 in 2009 26 108.4
Mackunda Downs 234.6 207.0 in 2000 21 67.2
Richmond Airport 496.0 194.2 in 2000 21 99.2
Woolshed 1378.8 702.2 in 2008 21 332.3

Highest February total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
February
Bambaroo 1032.2 1152.1 in 1947* 456.3
Canobie 308.0 477.0 in 1976* 129.5
Mount Isa Mine 252.8 276.4 in 1991 92.3

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




Record lowest February total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Bollon Mary St 0.0 0.3 in 1927 134 53.0
Greenvale 0.0 8.3 in 1948 87 143.3
Sim Jue Creek 1.0 10.2 in 2014 80 132.9
Lady Elliot Island 0.2 2.4 in 2006 79 161.0
Spring Creek Station 2.6 10.6 in 2011 68 103.6
Karoola Park 4.0 10.2 in 1963 65 62.4
Glenroy Massie 1.2 3.8 in 1987 61 78.7
Queen Mary Falls 31.8 34.2 in 2005 61 160.5
Wunburra 9.6 20.8 in 2017 59 263.6
Tingha 0.0 5.6 in 1960 54 62.8
Carneys Creek The Ranch 16.8 24.8 in 2005 44 129.1
Coolmunda Dam 0.8 4.4 in 1983 43 63.3
Oakington 14.8 33.8 in 2000 42 86.9
Roma Airport 0.0 13.8 in 1987 34 85.2
Seventeen Seventy 14.9 19.4 in 2017 31 184.7
Felton 0.6 17.6 in 2017 26 75.6
Southwood 4.0 6.0 in 2005 25 81.8
Warwick 2.6 8.8 in 2014 25 61.0
Horn Island 186.8 193.6 in 2005 24 438.3
Tewantin RSL Park 36.8 40.8 in 2017 24 218.5
Warilda 3.0 5.0 in 2015 23 60.0
Beardy Junction 4.6 14.8 in 2002 22 67.3
St George Airport 0.0 5.6 in 2006 22 59.5
Miles Constance Street 0.0 12.2 in 2014 21 73.8
Mt Tarampa 13.9 15.8 in 2000 20 91.4

Lowest February total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
February
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 1.6 0.0 in 1877* 84.5
Taroom Post Office 2.8 2.6 in 1901* 87.9
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 12.0 7.4 in 1932 166.6
Harrisville Mary Street 8.8 7.2 in 1936* 102.7
Dalveen 4.8 3.4 in 1939 93.3
Wondalli 2.0 1.3 in 1939 73.3
Leslie Dam 3.2 0.0 in 1939* 72.0
Yangan Post Office 5.0 0.0 in 1939* 79.3
Pechey Forestry 14.6 5.8 in 1938* 125.3
Springsure Comet St 7.0 6.1 in 1938* 108.7
Marnhull 0.2 0.0 in 1921* 63.9
Rewan Station 2.2 0.0 in 1932* 133.1
Carnarvon Station 9.6 0.0 in 1935* 101.0
Mitchell Post Office 3.4 0.8 in 1965 72.2
Morven Post Office 2.0 1.8 in 1965* 71.7
Injune Post Office 0.2 0.0 in 1969 88.3
Drillham 3.0 0.0 in 1969* 72.3
Juanita 3.0 0.0 in 1969* 81.5
Hannaford Post Office 2.8 0.8 in 1965* 69.8
Mt Moffatt National Park 2.6 0.8 in 1974* 103.9
Tambo Post Office 11.6 8.7 in 1982 77.0
Childers South 9.6 6.0 in 1983 117.7
Eidsvold Post Office 5.7 0.7 in 1983 100.2
Mundubbera 7.0 0.0 in 1983 92.9
Oakey Aero 5.4 3.0 in 1983 78.2
Somerby 15.0 7.4 in 1984 89.2
Moyola 10.2 =10.2 in 1985* 92.9
Bauhinia Downs Store 9.0 0.0 in 1987 105.1
Fordsdale 15.4 12.0 in 1987 106.1
Texas Post Office 2.0 0.0 in 1989 74.7
Mossman Central Mill 65.0 43.4 in 1990* 509.6
La Palma 7.6 4.2 in 1993 94.6
Jambin Post Office 5.0 0.0 in 1996 108.4
Coconut Island 118.2 0.0 in 1997 263.6
Mount Kroombit 8.4 6.0 in 1996* 89.0
Yeppoon The Esplanade 34.4 28.0 in 1996* 177.7
Lovandee 26.0 16.6 in 1996* 158.0

* 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
Cairns Aero 39.5 on the 21st 38.9 on the 12th in 1969 77 31.2
Cardwell Marine Pde 41.8 on the 21st 40.4 on the 12th in 1969 63 31.2
Innisfail 40.8 on the 21st 38.8 on the 13th in 1969 62 30.7
South Johnstone Exp Stn 40.5 on the 21st 39.6 on the 12th in 1992 53 30.8
Lucinda Point 38.5 on the 20th 36.6 on the 11th in 2005 31 30.2
Coconut Island 35.6 on the 26th 35.5 on the 20th in 2005 23 31.5



Record lowest February daily maximum temperature

New record
( °C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Cloncurry Airport 23.9 on the 6th 24.1 on the 28th in 1998 26 36.5
Alva Beach 25.7 on the 2nd 25.9 on the 7th in 2007 22 31.2



Record highest February mean daily maximum temperature

New record
( °C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Seventeen Seventy 31.2 = 31.2 in 2017 31 29.2
Emerald Airport 36.9 = 36.9 in 2017 26 33.6



Lowest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
( °C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
February
Boulia Airport 35.3 34.5 in 1991 37.5



Record highest February daily minimum temperature

New record
( °C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.3 on the 21st 29.2 on the 3rd in 1990 51 25.5
Thangool Airport 25.6 on the 15th 25.0 on the 26th in 1997 27 19.8



Record lowest February temperature

New record
( °C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Beerburrum Forest Station 15.5 on the 27th 15.6 on the 12th in 2014 20 19.9



Record highest February mean daily minimum temperature

New record
( °C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Lockhart River Airport 24.9 24.4 in 2016 53 23.7



Record lowest February mean daily minimum temperature

New record
( °C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Bedourie 21.8 22.1 in 2012 20 24.3

Lowest February mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
( °C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
February
Boulia Airport 23.0 22.9 in 1990 24.1



Record highest February mean temperature

New record
( °C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Lockhart River Airport 28.9 28.7 in 2016 53 27.5
Emerald Airport 30.2 30.0 in 2006 26 27.8



Lowest February mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
( °C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
February
Boulia Airport 29.1 28.0 in 1979 30.8



Summary statistics for February 2019

Maximum temperatures
( °C)
Minimum temperatures
( °C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2019
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2019
Mean for
February
2019
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2019
Total for
February
2019
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2019
Fraction of
February
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.2 +0.7 35.6 26th 26.8 +1.0 23.9 11th 118.2 263.6 v low 45%
Coen Airport 32.3 +0.1 36.0 14th 24.1 +0.3 22.3 7th 153.4 254.4 low 60%
Horn Island 31.3 +0.8 32.4 22nd 25.6 +0.6 22.1 11th 186.8 438.3 lowest 43%
Scherger RAAF 32.6 +0.4 34.9 15th 24.2 +0.1 22.1 17th 457.0 375.4 average 122%
Weipa Aero 31.9 +0.4 34.3 28th 24.7 +0.5 22.8 17th 347.8 502.7 average 69%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 32.9 +1.5 36.6 21st 24.9 +1.2 21.8 14th 142.4 385.8 v low 37%
Palmerville 32.4 -0.2 35.1 14th 23.3 +0.4 20.2 26th 266.8 260.3 average 102%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.2 +1.3 39.9 21st 24.4 -0.4 20.5 23rd 50.0 203.6 v low 25%
Century Mine 36.7 +0.2 42.7 20th 23.7 -0.5 19.0 23rd 121.8 115.8 average 105%
Cloncurry Airport 34.2 -2.3 41.0 20th 23.3 -1.1 19.9 6th 467.0 108.4 highest 431%
Julia Creek Airport 34.0 -3.2 40.2 19th 21.3 -1.7 17.2 22nd 482.0 112.3 v high 429%
Kowanyama Airport 32.6 +0.1 35.9 24th 24.8 +0.5 22.6 2nd 376.4 361.4 average 104%
Lake Julius AWS 34.9   42.0 20th 23.9   20.0 6th 571.4


Mornington Island Airport 32.8   36.6 22nd 26.8   21.7 26th 85.2


Mount Isa Aero 34.4 -1.1 41.3 20th 21.3 -2.0 16.6 11th 278.2 103.1 highest 270%
Normanton Airport 33.2 -0.6 37.6 21st 25.2 +0.1 22.3 25th 288.6 192.7 high 150%
Sweers Island 32.8 +0.4 35.5 21st 26.5 +0.2 22.9 25th 73.0 328.3 low 22%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 32.9 -0.7 36.0 15th 22.4 -0.3 16.0 22nd 199.4 196.4 average 102%
Hughenden Airport 33.2 -2.0 38.0 20th 21.9 -0.8 15.4 22nd 177.4 85.2 high 208%
Richmond Airport 33.6 -2.8 38.7 20th 21.6 -1.3 16.2 22nd 496.0 99.2 highest 500%
Richmond Post Office 33.8 -2.0 39.4 20th 22.3 -0.3 17.6 22nd 526.6 105.5 highest 499%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 33.1 +1.9 39.5 21st 24.3 +0.5 22.6 22nd 380.2 444.9 average 85%
Cairns Racecourse 33.3   39.5 21st 23.9   21.6 22nd 333.8


Cape Flattery 33.2 +1.3 39.0 21st 25.3 +0.6 23.1 10th 151.0 247.2 low 61%
Cooktown Airport 33.1 +1.4 38.2 21st 24.5 +0.2 22.4 24th 292.8 330.8 average 89%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.7 +0.9 37.1 20th 25.9 +0.4 23.3 25th 199.2 416.5 low 48%
Mareeba Airport 31.1 +0.5 35.4 21st 21.3 -0.1 17.9 22nd 239.4 230.2 average 104%
Walkamin Research Station 30.6 +1.4 35.2 14th 20.7 +0.3 16.0 22nd 230.8 244.6 average 94%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 31.8 +0.6 41.8 21st 23.6 +0.6 21.2 13th 417.0 465.5 average 90%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 32.2   41.1 21st 23.9   20.1 13th 336.0


Ingham Composite 32.9 +1.1 40.1 21st 22.8 -0.4 19.0 22nd 1080.3 475.4 v high 227%
Innisfail 32.7 +2.0 40.8 21st 22.9 0.0 21.2 28th 273.8 586.1 low 47%
Innisfail Aerodrome 32.9   40.5 21st 23.0   19.6 13th 273.8


Lucinda Point 31.0 +0.8 38.5 20th 25.1 -0.1 22.1 28th 461.8 211.0 v high 219%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 31.6   40.0 20th 23.6   21.0 3rd 994.6


South Johnstone Exp Stn 33.0 +2.2 40.5 21st 23.4 +0.6 20.1 13th 308.4 567.7 low 54%
Townsville Aero 32.2 +1.0 40.7 21st 24.4 +0.3 22.2 27th 1009.0 305.5 highest 330%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.9 -0.3 37.0 12th 24.6 0.0 21.5 27th 502.2 262.2 high 192%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.0 +0.5 39.0 13th 23.4 +0.6 20.7 27th 457.2 235.3 high 194%
Bowen Airport AWS 31.2   38.3 13th 23.6   21.0 18th 491.8


Collinsville Post Office 33.1 +0.2 39.1 14th 22.1 +0.2 18.1 28th 127.0 156.1 average 81%
Hamilton Island Airport 29.0 -0.7 35.6 13th 24.7 -0.1 22.5 28th 267.6 271.9 average 98%
Mackay Aero 29.7 -0.5 34.0 13th 23.5 +0.3 20.9 19th 204.2 338.9 average 60%
Mackay M.O 29.6 -0.1 33.4 13th 23.9 +0.5 21.0 26th 168.0 316.5 average 53%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 30.3   35.1 13th 23.1   20.6 19th 118.6


Proserpine Airport 30.5 -0.7 38.4 13th 22.8 0.0 20.8 28th 385.6 359.4 average 107%
Samuel Hill Aero 30.6 +0.4 34.2 19th 22.3 +0.3 18.6 19th 57.8 312.7 v low 18%
St Lawrence 31.8 +0.2 35.0 10th 23.0 +0.2 19.1 27th 67.8 199.9 low 34%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 31.5   38.2 20th 21.4   18.3 26th 499.2


Williamson 32.2 +1.1 36.3 10th 22.9 +0.1 19.1 19th 12.0 187.8 v low 6%
Woolshed 29.0 +0.7 35.4 20th 20.5 -0.4 15.3 22nd 1378.8 332.3 highest 415%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.4 +0.1 31.6 22nd 24.2 +0.5 21.3 26th 34.4 177.7 v low 19%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.3 -0.7 38.7 19th 21.2 -1.2 17.7 22nd 284.2 145.8 high 195%
Moranbah Airport 33.9   42.8 20th 21.6   18.0 27th 26.8


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 36.2   42.7 13th 22.1   18.2 26th 14.6


Clermont Airport 34.9   42.5 20th 21.6   15.6 13th 33.2


Emerald Airport 36.9 +3.3 43.2 20th 23.6 +1.6 20.3 28th 24.6 84.9 low 29%
Lochington 37.2   44.0 20th 22.8   17.8 13th 3.6


Rolleston Airport 37.1   43.2 13th 22.6   17.5 27th 0


Springsure Comet St 35.7 +3.2 42.4 20th 22.1 +1.6 17.2 28th 7.0 108.7 v low 6%
Tambo Post Office 36.1 +2.2 42.0 19th 21.0 +1.0 16.0 13th 11.6 77.0 v low 15%
Taroom Post Office 36.8 +3.9 43.4 13th 21.6 +1.2 16.0 28th 2.8 87.9 v low 3%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 36.1 +1.5 42.0 19th 23.2 +0.5 20.0 6th 57.0 78.6 average 73%
Blackall Airport 36.7 +1.4 43.1 19th 22.9 +0.8 18.9 22nd 34.4 70.3 low 49%
Isisford Post Office 36.3 +0.4 43.1 19th 21.4 -1.1 15.8 1st 44.7 72.4 average 62%
Longreach Aero 34.9 -1.0 41.2 19th 21.7 -0.9 16.5 21st 80.4 77.1 average 104%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 35.7 -0.6 40.8 20th 22.7 -1.0 17.7 22nd 118.2 92.6 high 128%
Carters Bore 33.8   40.7 20th 23.0   19.0 8th 127.8


New May Downs 34.0   40.9 20th 22.3   18.9 11th 279.8


The Monument Airport 33.9 -3.3 40.8 19th 21.4 -2.3 16.7 15th 196.4 72.6 high 271%
Trepell Airport 33.2 -4.1 40.3 19th 21.3 -2.4 18.2 22nd 298.8 65.3 v high 458%
Urandangi Aerodrome 37.0   43.0 19th 22.0   15.6 16th 47.8


Winton Airport 33.3 -3.9 40.4 19th 20.7 -2.5 16.5 22nd 169.8 69.1 v high 246%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 37.6 -0.9 44.0 19th 21.8 -2.5 16.8 15th 26.0 33.6 average 77%
Birdsville Airport 38.2 -0.6 43.6 18th 23.9 -1.1 17.0 15th 0 22.7 v low 0%
Boulia Airport 35.3 -2.2 42.1 19th 23.0 -1.1 20.2 7th 84.6 49.1 high 172%
Windorah Airport 36.6   43.6 19th 23.2   16.8 15th 49.8


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 32.3 +2.2 36.2 21st 21.5 +0.1 17.8 27th 51.2 156.2 low 33%
Gayndah Airport 35.8 +3.2 40.2 10th 20.8 +0.2 17.3 19th 4.4 92.2 v low 5%
Gladstone Airport 31.5 +0.9 33.6 19th 23.2 +0.2 20.8 15th 47.2 173.3 low 27%
Gladstone Radar 32.7 +1.7 35.3 22nd 23.1 +0.6 20.5 15th 38.8 140.0 low 28%
Lady Elliot Island 30.5 +1.4 31.7 13th 25.0 +1.0 21.8 26th 0.2 161.0 lowest 0%
Monto Township     40.1 10th 19.1 +0.1 13.6 27th 33.9 113.7 low 30%
Rockhampton Aero 33.6 +2.3 38.3 20th 23.1 +0.9 20.3 19th 28.4 144.0 low 20%
Seventeen Seventy 31.2 +2.0 33.8 22nd 23.3 +0.7 19.0 26th 14.9 184.7 lowest 8%
Thangool Airport 36.2 +3.3 41.6 13th 20.5 +0.7 16.0 27th 6.8 94.1 v low 7%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 33.3 +2.9 41.3 13th 19.9 +0.4 15.8 19th 20.8 119.9 v low 17%
Archerfield Airport 32.2 +2.4 36.1 12th 20.9 +0.8 16.7 19th 34.4 151.0 v low 23%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 33.0 +2.4 40.8 13th 19.4 +0.4 15.3 17th 17.6 112.7 low 16%
Beerburrum Forest Station 31.0 +1.3 35.9 13th 20.0 +0.1 15.5 27th 64.4 199.4 low 32%
Brisbane 31.6 +1.5 34.8 12th 22.0 +0.6 18.9 27th 38.0 138.4 low 27%
Brisbane Aero 29.7 +0.7 31.7 12th 21.5 +0.3 17.8 27th 62.8 120.6 average 52%
Canungra (Defence) 30.3   38.3 13th 18.4   13.5 17th 51.2


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 28.5 +1.6 30.9 10th 22.8 +0.8 20.1 28th 19.6 153.1 v low 13%
Coolangatta 29.6 +1.3 32.5 12th 21.1 +0.2 17.2 27th 88.2 169.8 average 52%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 28.2 +0.5 31.9 12th 23.3 +0.8 19.4 24th 42.8 162.8 low 26%
Gold Coast Seaway 30.0 +1.3 33.2 13th 22.0 +0.2 19.4 26th 49.2 165.6 low 30%
Greenbank (Defence) 31.8   37.8 13th 19.3   15.2 19th 40.4


Gympie 32.2 +1.8 39.1 13th 20.1 +0.5 15.3 19th 35.2 167.3 v low 21%
Hervey Bay Airport 31.3 +1.2 33.9 14th 22.0 0.0 18.3 27th 33.0 130.2 v low 25%
Kingaroy Airport 31.9 +2.1 39.6 13th 17.8 +0.1 11.8 27th 24.8 91.2 low 27%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 30.7 +1.3 35.6 13th 21.3 +0.8 16.1 24th 50.6 153.2 low 33%
Maryborough 32.5 +2.2 35.7 10th 20.8 +0.2 16.9 28th 32.0 172.2 v low 19%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 29.5 +0.4 34.6 13th 20.7 +0.1 16.7 27th 66.4 254.5 low 26%
Point Lookout 30.7 +1.3 34.7 1st 22.8 +0.2 20.6 27th 103.3 146.0 average 71%
Rainbow Beach 29.4 +0.7 31.3 13th      
48.8 199.9 v low 24%
Redcliffe 30.0 +1.1 32.7 13th 22.4 +0.5 18.7 27th 63.8 121.4 average 53%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 29.6   31.6 1st 20.9   18.0 27th 75.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 29.5 +0.6 31.3 13th 22.1 +0.8 18.8 27th 82.6 189.8 low 44%
Tewantin RSL Park 29.2 +0.7 31.7 12th 22.4 +0.5 20.1 24th 36.8 218.5 lowest 17%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 29.9   35.1 13th 21.7   19.3 24th 38.2


University of Queensland Gatton 34.1 +3.3 42.9 13th 19.1 +0.1 14.7 17th 10.0 99.4 v low 10%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 28.5 +3.0 35.4 13th 14.9 -0.2 12.0 19th 9.6 80.9 v low 12%
Dalby Airport 34.0 +2.4 40.9 13th 18.4 -0.1 14.0 25th 5.4 77.3 v low 7%
Oakey Aero 32.7 +2.6 40.0 13th 18.3 +0.6 12.6 24th 5.4 78.2 v low 7%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade     36.2 14th 15.2 -0.4 11.0 20th 1.6 84.5 v low 2%
Texas Post Office 35.6 +2.9 40.6 13th 19.0 +0.7 14.7 26th 2.0 74.7 v low 3%
Toowoomba Airport 29.7 +2.2 38.1 13th 17.7 +0.1 14.6 24th 19.4 102.2 v low 19%
Warwick 31.9 +2.3 39.4 13th 17.6 +0.6 14.1 17th 2.6 61.0 lowest 4%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 35.2 +2.4 42.0 13th 20.1 +0.2 16.2 23rd 0 73.8 lowest 0%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 35.8 +3.5 42.4 20th 20.3 +1.2 16.9 13th 0.2 88.3 v low 0%
Mitchell Post Office 36.0 +3.0 42.2 19th 20.8 +1.3 16.1 13th 3.4 72.2 v low 5%
Roma Airport 36.5 +3.6 42.2 19th 20.8 +0.8 15.8 14th 0 85.2 lowest 0%
St George Airport 35.8 +2.0 43.8 19th 21.9 +0.7 15.2 11th 0 59.5 lowest 0%
Surat 35.7 +2.3 41.5 19th 21.3 +1.0 14.2 14th 0 73.9 lowest 0%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St     44.1 19th 23.0 +2.0 16.4 11th 0 53.0 lowest 0%
Charleville Aero 36.7 +2.7 43.0 19th 23.2 +1.9 16.2 15th 2.6 66.3 v low 4%
Cunnamulla Post Office 37.0 +2.1 42.4 19th 23.8 +2.1 15.3 14th 0.2 50.5 low 0%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 38.0 +0.3 43.2 17th 24.2 -0.4 17.2 14th 0 22.6 v low 0%
Thargomindah Airport 37.8 +1.2 43.6 18th 25.6 +1.3 19.3 14th 0 44.2 lowest 0%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 28.0 -0.3 30.0 21st 23.2 -0.1 20.2 27th 81.0 227.0 low 36%
Willis Island 30.2 -0.2 31.8 21st 26.1 +0.4 23.7 1st 188.2 218.9 average 86%

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 9 am on Friday 1 March 2019. 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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