Queensland in August 2016: rainy end to winter; warm nights overall

Rainfall in August was well above average across western and southern Queensland, and above average in central and northern parts. Daytime temperatures were cooler than usual in the central west and in the northern and southern interior. In contrast, most of the State experienced warm nights.

Wet in the west and the south

Warm nights across the State 

  • Overall, mean minimum temperatures were above average for Queensland during August
  • Warmer overnight temperatures persisted throughout August, with large parts of the State recording one to two degress above the long-term average
  • A hot August night on the 24th, when a number of stations had their warmest August night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record, including Brisbane Aero, Gladstone, Gympie, Seventeen Seventy and Logan City

Cool days in the central west

Flooding in the Diamantina and Thomson Rivers

  • Moderate flood levels moving down the Diamantina and Thomson Rivers following heavy rainfall in the headwaters in the middle of July, continued into August
  • Whilst flood levels eased in the Thomson and Cooper creek catchment, floodwaters slowly made their way down the Diamantina throughout the month
  • Rainfall recorded across the southern border country in the third week of August produced minor to moderate flood levels in the Moonie, Macintyre, Dumaresq, Logan and Bulloo river catchments

Extremes in August 2016
Hottest day 35.8 °C at Coen Airport on the 24th
Warmest days on average 32.8 °C at Weipa Aero
Coolest days on average 16.2 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 10.6 °C at Applethorpe on the 25th
Coldest night -3.7 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 1st
Coolest nights on average 2.1 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.3 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 25.5 °C at Horn Island on the 3rd and on the 28th
Warmest on average overall 27.9 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 9.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Wettest overall 307.2 mm at Daradgee
Wettest day 83.5 mm at Tully Sugar Mill on the 16th
Strongest wind gust 107 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 4th

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 August daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Mitchell Post Office 62.2 on the 24th 49.8 on the 26th in 1924 130
Augathella Post Office 54.6 on the 24th =54.6 on the 26th in 1924 127
Burketown Post Office 28.2 on the 25th 22.1 on the 29th in 1924 126
Moothandella Station 45.0 on the 24th 37.8 on the 30th in 1996 64
Karoola Park 57.0 on the 24th 46.7 on the 21st in 1971 61
Queen Mary Falls 43.6 on the 25th 41.9 on the 26th in 1969 58
Ballandean Post Office 55.8 on the 24th 39.0 on the 20th in 2007 50
Havelock 39.6 on the 24th 34.0 on the 8th in 1978 50
Applethorpe 52.2 on the 24th 45.2 on the 20th in 1966 48
Trinidad 36.0 on the 23rd 25.4 on the 22nd in 1974 47
Namarah 45.2 on the 24th 45.0 on the 28th in 1998 45
Carneys Creek The Ranch 73.0 on the 24th 61.4 on the 17th in 2014 44
Oakington 35.6 on the 24th 31.0 on the 24th in 2010 39
Lochinvar 46.0 on the 24th 44.0 on the 23rd in 1988 36
Warida 65.2 on the 24th 60.0 on the 6th in 2000 32
Gereta Station 13.0 on the 24th 8.9 on the 20th in 1916 27
Cloncurry Airport 19.0 on the 24th 18.8 on the 5th in 1980 24
McAllister Station 28.0 on the 25th 7.0 on the 2nd in 2005 24
Wyora 22.5 on the 24th 15.0 on the 24th in 2003 24
Springfield 71.6 on the 24th 40.0 on the 5th in 1998 23
Warwick 51.8 on the 24th 34.0 on the 31st in 1996 23
Yappar River 14.0 on the 25th 0.0 on the 31st in 2015 23
Horn Island 9.8 on the 13th 7.6 on the 31st in 2010 22
Beardy Junction 48.0 on the 24th 43.2 on the 11th in 2010 21
Pratten Condamine River 34.0 on the 24th 32.2 on the 24th in 2010 21
St George Airport 37.4 on the 24th 28.8 on the 17th in 1998 20



Record highest August total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Wallangarra Post Office 130.7 129.3 in 1966 129 41.4
Yangan Post Office 115.8 115.2 in 1996 105 30.0
Bedourie Police Station 71.5 37.5 in 1993 71 7.8
Queen Mary Falls 142.6 116.8 in 2011 58 45.8
Ballandean Post Office 121.7 109.8 in 2010 50 39.9
Trinidad 67.5 36.5 in 1988 47 11.3
Maroon Dam 123.6 82.9 in 1987 45 34.6
Carneys Creek The Ranch 152.4 95.0 in 1996 43 34.8
Oakington 139.4 86.2 in 2010 39 30.1
Warida 81.6 74.8 in 1998 32 23.8
Alderley Station 63.4 55.0 in 1988 30 8.1
Gereta Station 13.0 9.8 in 2003 27 2.0
McAllister Station 28.0 12.0 in 2005 24 1.9
Springfield 101.4 89.4 in 1998 23 21.9
Warwick 100.2 78.4 in 2010 23 27.6
Yappar River 14.0 0.0 in 2015 22 0.6
Beardy Junction 100.2 92.8 in 2010 20 32.7

Highest August total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
August
Dalveen 140.6 174.6 in 1901 44.5
Burketown Post Office 28.2 32.0 in 1924* 1.0
Donors Hill Station 16.6 21.6 in 1950* 2.6
Camooweal Township 22.6 29.2 in 1966 3.0
Mitchell Post Office 82.6 133.5 in 1966 24.0
Morven Post Office 83.0 127.5 in 1966* 22.3
Tarome 98.8 122.9 in 1969 30.2
Mungallala 80.0 128.1 in 1966* 22.6
Glenorie 57.2 64.2 in 1973 19.9
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 114.3 117.3 in 1968* 42.7
Armraynald Station 32.0 55.2 in 1974* 2.3
Herbert Vale 13.3 16.0 in 1909* 1.7
Charleville Aero 67.4 72.8 in 1978 20.3
Tambo Post Office 50.2 69.8 in 1978 19.1
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 19.6 20.4 in 1974* 3.8
Bollon Mary St 69.4 89.2 in 1985 22.1
Moothandella Station 57.2 98.2 in 1984* 11.3
Rosehill 65.4 68.8 in 1987 21.9
Boodjamulla - Lawn Hill NP 9.6 20.5 in 1988 1.3
Boulia Airport 31.4 37.6 in 1988 6.3
Cloncurry Airport 20.0 31.7 in 1980* 3.6
Listowel Downs 41.0 57.4 in 1993* 15.6
Monkira 48.0 56.4 in 1993* 6.3
Sweers Island 8.0 21.8 in 1893* 2.0
Eromanga - Webber St 47.0 55.0 in 1996 10.3
Roseberth Station 30.2 35.6 in 1996 5.3

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




Record lowest August daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Charleville Aero 11.3 on the 3rd 11.4 on the 2nd in 1990 75 22.0
Mitchell Post Office 11.5 on the 3rd 12.1 on the 19th in 2007 47 21.8



Lowest August mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
August
Isisford Post Office 23.7 23.6 in 1983* 25.2
Longreach Aero 23.5 =23.5 in 1990 26.1

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




Record highest August daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Gladstone Radar 20.4 on the 24th 20.2 on the 26th in 2009 59 14.3
Gympie 18.6 on the 24th = 18.6 on the 24th in 2012 51 7.1
Bundaberg Aero 20.2 on the 24th 20.0 on the 26th in 2009 39 10.8
Seventeen Seventy 20.6 on the 24th 20.5 on the 26th in 2009 29 14.5
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 18.0 on the 24th 17.8 on the 29th in 2009 24 9.4
Brisbane Aero 19.0 on the 24th 18.7 on the 25th in 2009 23 9.7
Gladstone Airport 20.8 on the 24th 20.6 on the 26th in 2009 23 12.6
Tewantin RSL Park 19.1 on the 24th = 19.1 on the 26th in 2009 21 11.6



Highest August mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
August
Mackay Aero 14.3 17.3 in 1960* 11.9
Mount Isa Aero 11.7 13.8 in 1995 10.2

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




Summary statistics for August 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2016
Mean for
August
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2016
Total for
August
2016
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2016
Fraction of
August
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.4 +1.6 33.9 27th 24.3 +0.7 22.8 13th 21.2 9.5 high 223%
Coen Airport 30.9 +1.0 35.8 24th 17.6 +0.7 14.0 29th 1.0 2.3 high 43%
Horn Island 29.8 +0.8 31.6 25th 24.0 +1.0 22.0 13th 18.4 5.9 v high 312%
Scherger RAAF 32.5 +0.2 35.5 24th 20.0 +1.4 15.5 6th 0 8.1 v low 0%
Weipa Aero 32.8 +0.8 34.4 23rd 20.1 +1.5 15.5 6th 0.4 5.4 average 7%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.2 +0.5 31.7 25th 21.2 +2.0 16.8 6th 28.4 28.3 average 100%
Palmerville 31.5 +0.2 33.6 24th 15.5 +0.9 9.6 5th 0 3.4 lowest 0%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.9 -0.6 33.1 20th 15.8 +0.7 8.3 4th 16.6 1.5 v high 1107%
Century Mine 30.8 0.0 34.6 29th 14.1 +0.8 8.1 5th 7.2 1.0 v high 720%
Cloncurry Airport 27.6 -1.3 32.7 31st 13.9 +1.8 8.6 4th 20.0 3.6 v high 556%
Julia Creek Airport 28.0 -1.6 31.8 31st 11.2 +1.6 5.3 27th 19.2 4.6 v high 417%
Kowanyama Airport 32.3 +0.1 35.0 23rd 17.8 +1.6 12.3 4th 3.2 2.4 high 133%
Lake Julius AWS 28.4   33.3 31st 15.4   10.5 3rd 10.8


Mornington Island Airport 27.5   30.7 13th 17.7   14.7 6th 2.4


Mount Isa Aero 27.2 -0.1 32.1 31st 11.7 +1.5 3.6 26th 8.8 3.6 high 244%
Normanton Airport 31.1 -0.4 33.8 31st 17.8 +1.0 10.7 4th 4.6 1.1 high 418%
Sweers Island 26.4 -0.4 30.4 24th 19.2 +0.8 14.4 4th 8.0 2.0 v high 400%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 29.4 -0.8 32.6 24th 15.5 +1.9 9.6 5th 0 2.0 v low 0%
Hughenden Airport 27.0 -1.0 32.5 23rd 12.9 +2.6 2.8 4th 23.0 9.2 high 250%
Richmond Airport 27.4 -1.7 31.8 23rd 11.1 +1.3 4.3 5th 5.2 4.9 average 106%
Richmond Post Office 27.3 -1.3 32.1 23rd 12.1 +2.0 6.4 5th 14.8 4.3 v high 344%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 26.8 +0.2 29.1 26th 18.5 +1.1 13.7 5th 40.8 26.7 high 153%
Cairns Racecourse 26.4   29.0 24th 17.6   12.3 5th 36.4


Cape Flattery 27.5 +0.2 31.0 25th 21.6 +0.6 19.3 20th 17.2 16.6 average 104%
Cooktown Airport 27.1 0.0 30.7 25th 19.3 +1.1 12.8 7th 21.2 16.2 high 131%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.8 -0.9 30.4 24th 21.3 +0.6 19.5 7th 49.8 37.1 high 134%
Mareeba Airport 26.3 +0.1 32.5 26th 15.1 +1.4 11.2 5th 0.8 8.2 average 10%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.1 -0.8 28.2 27th 17.1 +2.8 10.2 5th 31.3 29.2 average 107%
Ingham Composite     32.0 24th 16.2 +1.9 9.5 6th 42.0 37.6 average 112%
Innisfail 24.9 -0.2 28.1 24th 17.5 +2.0 12.1 5th 243.4 116.9 v high 208%
Innisfail Aerodrome 25.2   30.1 24th 15.9   8.7 5th 195.0


Lucinda Point 23.3 -0.6 25.6 24th 19.3 +0.4 14.8 4th 25.4 25.6 average 99%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 24.9 -0.3 29.0 24th 17.0 +1.5 10.7 5th 286.4 89.3 v high 321%
Townsville Aero 26.1 0.0 29.0 24th 16.2 +1.5 11.4 5th 21.4 16.1 high 133%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 24.8 -0.2 28.2 24th 16.2 +0.9 9.4 4th 22.0 15.7 average 140%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.9 -0.3 29.2 24th 14.1 +1.4 8.4 4th 11.8 15.6 average 76%
Bowen Airport AWS 25.4   28.4 24th 15.6   6.3 28th 3.0


Collinsville Post Office 25.9 -1.0 29.7 23rd 12.1 +1.5 5.1 28th 10.6 17.3 average 61%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.7 0.0 26.1 2nd 18.5 +0.3 14.9 4th 92.8 24.9 v high 373%
Mackay Aero 24.1 +0.4 29.8 24th 14.3 +2.4 5.9 28th 26.8 33.7 average 80%
Mackay M.O 22.8 +0.2 27.8 24th 15.5 +1.5 8.4 28th 50.0 30.7 high 163%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 23.5   29.2 24th 13.9   5.7 28th 20.2


Proserpine Airport 24.9 -0.8 30.3 24th 13.6 +2.1 5.2 4th 43.6 26.1 high 167%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.5 -0.3 26.9 24th 12.2 +2.9 4.6 28th 44.2 39.4 average 112%
St Lawrence 24.6 -0.5 27.3 24th 13.1 +2.0 5.6 28th 17.2 28.6 average 60%
Williamson 24.1 -0.9 28.3 24th 12.7 +2.3 5.6 28th 23.0 25.8 average 89%
Woolshed     26.7 24th 13.7 +1.4 7.4 4th 14.6 14.0 average 104%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 22.0 -0.1 29.1 24th 14.2 +1.5 7.6 28th 19.8 34.7 average 57%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 25.8 -0.9 33.5 24th 13.2 +0.9 6.3 4th 8.2 16.4 average 50%
Moranbah Airport 25.1   30.5 24th 10.3   3.2 4th 10.0


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 24.6   28.5 23rd 10.6   3.5 4th 16.6


Clermont Airport 24.3   29.0 23rd 9.1   1.8 28th 12.4


Emerald Airport 24.5 -0.9 29.0 23rd 10.8 +0.8 6.1 28th 17.6 22.4 average 79%
Lochington 24.1   27.8 2nd 8.3   2.4 28th 22.2


Springsure Comet St 23.1 -0.9 25.9 2nd 9.3 +1.8 2.9 4th 40.4 24.2 high 167%
Tambo Post Office 22.3 -1.3 26.5 21st 7.0 +1.9 1.9 28th 50.2 19.1 v high 263%
Taroom Post Office 23.1 0.0 26.4 22nd 7.1 +0.6 2.2 13th 34.7 28.0 high 124%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 23.9 -1.1 27.5 21st 12.2 +2.7 6.6 28th 40.9 16.1 high 254%
Blackall Airport 23.0 -2.3 27.0 21st 9.0 +1.3 3.9 27th 36.8 15.1 high 244%
Isisford Post Office 23.7 -1.5 28.4 21st 10.5 +2.5 5.4 3rd 34.4 12.2 v high 282%
Longreach Aero 23.5 -2.6 28.2 21st 9.5 +1.0 4.0 28th 28.2 11.3 high 250%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 28.3 -0.1 33.5 31st 12.5 +1.6 2.8 4th 22.6 3.0 v high 753%
Carters Bore 26.1   31.6 31st 14.5   8.0 3rd 18.0


New May Downs 26.6   32.2 31st 13.9   8.0 4th 14.6


The Monument Airport 25.7 -1.2 31.7 31st 10.9 +2.0 5.3 4th 33.8 4.0 v high 845%
Trepell Airport 25.7 -1.4 31.7 31st 11.7 +2.2 5.1 4th 0.2 2.4 average 8%
Urandangi Aerodrome 26.9   33.5 30th 10.2   2.1 5th 48.2


Winton Airport 25.2 -2.6 29.2 31st 10.5 +0.8 5.4 28th 34.2 9.5 high 360%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 24.7 -1.0 31.2 29th 10.1 +1.1 4.1 3rd 71.5 7.8 highest 917%
Birdsville Airport 23.9 -0.8 31.3 29th 9.5 +0.8 3.0 3rd 8.2 3.7 average 222%
Boulia Airport 25.5 -0.3 32.2 19th 12.0 +2.5 6.2 3rd 31.4 6.3 v high 498%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 23.6 +0.2 27.6 24th 11.9 +1.1 5.5 28th 21.6 34.3 average 63%
Gayndah Airport 24.2 -0.5 28.8 23rd 9.0 +1.2 1.8 27th 23.0 24.5 average 94%
Gladstone Airport 23.9 0.0 27.0 24th 13.7 +1.1 6.6 27th 15.4 33.8 average 46%
Gladstone Radar 24.0 -0.2 27.3 24th 15.1 +0.8 9.9 4th 15.0 31.7 average 47%
Lady Elliot Island 23.2 +1.3 26.8 23rd 17.9 +0.7 9.9 28th 11.8 56.5 low 21%
Monto Township 23.4 +0.3 26.2 23rd 8.0 +1.5 2.5 14th 19.0 25.4 average 75%
Rockhampton Aero 24.5 -0.3 27.2 24th 13.0 +2.3 5.6 27th 10.4 27.7 average 38%
Rundle Island 21.0 -0.2 24.1 23rd 17.0 +0.1 11.8 4th



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 22.8 +0.5 26.6 23rd 15.9 +0.9 11.6 27th 23.2 62.7 low 37%
Seventeen Seventy 22.0 -0.1 25.4 23rd 15.3 +0.8 9.5 27th 19.2 43.6 average 44%
Thangool Airport 23.9 -1.0 26.7 20th 7.5 +1.1 1.2 28th 27.8 23.8 average 117%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 23.0 +0.2 26.5 23rd 6.8 +0.6 1.4 21st 42.8 29.2 high 147%
Archerfield Airport 22.9 +0.3 26.2 23rd 9.6 +1.5 5.3 1st 25.2 37.4 average 67%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.4   25.4 20th 7.7   2.5 1st 49.0 34.5 average 142%
Beerburrum Forest Station 22.8 -0.4 27.5 23rd 9.8 +0.4 5.8 28th 26.0 45.9 average 57%
Brisbane 23.0 -0.2 26.4 11th 11.8 +1.1 9.1 1st 30.8 40.6 average 76%
Brisbane Aero 21.9 0.0 25.4 23rd 11.0 +1.3 7.0 21st 26.2 40.2 average 65%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.1 +1.3 24.1 23rd 15.1 +1.2 11.3 4th 116.8 76.3 high 153%
Coolangatta 21.9 +0.5 25.7 20th 11.4 +0.9 6.4 26th 116.0 60.6 high 191%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.4 +0.5 24.9 1st 13.0 +0.5 8.0 26th 67.0 61.7 average 109%
Gympie 23.5 +0.1 27.4 23rd 8.3 +1.2 2.0 28th 11.6 40.4 low 29%
Hervey Bay Airport 23.0 +0.3 25.6 23rd 11.2 +0.6 4.9 28th 28.2 59.6 average 47%
Jimna Forestry 19.3 -0.5 23.4 23rd 6.9 +1.2 0.0 28th 0.2 34.2 v low 1%
Kingaroy Airport 21.0 -0.5 24.7 23rd 5.4 +1.2 -0.2 26th 26.0 32.6 average 80%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.4 -0.3 25.7 20th 10.7 +1.3 7.7 1st 40.6 47.4 average 86%
Maryborough 24.0 +0.6 28.5 24th 10.2 +0.9 3.5 28th 24.8 41.4 average 60%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 22.8   26.7 23rd 11.5   7.0 14th 39.8


Point Lookout 21.9 -0.1 25.5 23rd 14.8 +0.6 11.0 4th 74.5 61.9 average 120%
Rainbow Beach 22.1 -0.1 26.7 24th      
63.0 94.8 average 66%
Redcliffe 21.9 -0.1 25.7 23rd 12.4 +1.0 8.8 26th



Redland (Alexandra Hills) 21.6   24.1 23rd 11.2   8.3 21st 42.2


Sunshine Coast Airport 22.7 +0.7 26.6 23rd 11.0 +1.1 4.7 26th 42.6 80.5 average 53%
Tewantin RSL Park 22.4 +0.2 27.8 24th 12.6 +1.0 7.9 27th 16.6 90.0 average 18%
University of Queensland Gatton 22.7 +0.3 26.0 20th 7.1 +0.4 0.3 1st 34.4 27.1 average 127%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 16.2 +0.6 19.9 29th 3.2 +0.4 -3.0 21st 113.4 42.5 v high 267%
Dalby Airport 21.3 -0.5 26.1 22nd 5.5 +0.8 -1.0 21st 39.4 24.3 high 162%
Oakey Aero 20.4 0.0 24.5 22nd 4.8 +1.2 -1.8 21st 39.2 26.7 high 147%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 17.0 +0.6 20.6 29th 2.1 +0.1 -3.7 1st 114.3 42.7 v high 268%
Texas Post Office 20.2 -0.7 24.3 30th 5.7 +1.2 0.4 21st 89.8 34.0 v high 264%
Toowoomba Airport 18.2 -0.4 21.7 29th 7.9 +0.4 2.1 27th 54.8 33.4 average 164%
Warwick 19.1 -0.9 22.6 29th 4.6 +1.3 -2.6 1st 100.2 27.6 highest 363%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 21.5 -1.1 26.3 22nd 6.0 +0.7 0.3 14th 44.0 34.4 high 128%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 22.2 -0.2 25.7 12th 5.7 +1.3 -0.2 27th 49.2 25.6 high 192%
Mitchell Post Office 21.7 -0.1 27.1 10th 5.2 +1.3 -0.5 28th 82.6 24.0 v high 344%
Roma Airport 21.8 -0.8 26.6 22nd 5.7 +0.9 -0.3 14th 39.0 24.4 high 160%
St George Airport 20.3 -1.8 26.2 10th 6.6 +0.4 1.4 28th 66.4 21.6 v high 307%
Surat 20.8 -1.0 25.5 10th 6.9 +1.3 1.2 27th 82.8 27.6 v high 300%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 20.2 -1.3 26.7 10th 7.0 +1.4 1.0 1st 69.4 22.1 v high 314%
Charleville Aero 21.1 -0.9 26.3 10th 7.7 +1.8 1.6 27th 67.4 20.3 v high 332%
Cunnamulla Post Office 21.1 -0.3 27.0 10th 8.3 +1.2 3.8 27th 33.4 17.3 high 193%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 22.5 -1.0 28.5 29th 9.3 +0.2 3.7 5th 25.8 7.1 high 363%
Thargomindah Airport 21.5 -1.4 28.2 19th 8.8 +0.6 4.3 12th 15.2 9.3 average 163%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 23.1   25.0 24th 20.5   17.0 26th



Middle Percy Island 21.8 +0.2 25.2 2nd 17.0 +0.4 12.6 4th 37.2 29.4 average 127%
Willis Island 26.4 +0.1 28.5 26th 22.4 +0.4 19.7 7th 30.4 23.1 high 132%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary lists the main features of the weather in Queensland using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

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

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