Queensland in June 2014: Warm start to June, dry across the southeast

June 2014 was warmer than normal for most of Queensland; the state mean temperature was 1.19 C above average. Both daytime and overnight temperatures were above average during the first half of June, while cooler conditions set in during the last week as bursts of cold southerly winds pushed through the southern half of the State.

Overall for the month, maximum temperatures were much warmer than average in the southeast and southern inland areas, while minimum temperatures were well above average along the coast south of about Rockhampton, as well as in the northern tropics.

Rainfall in June was mostly above average across the northern tropics and the far northern Gulf of Carpentaria and parts of far southwestern Queensland. Below average rainfall was recorded in the southeast including along the coast and in adjacent inland areas. The state-wide average rainfall of 16.4 mm was 12 % below the historical average

  • Warm start to winter
  • Cold end to the month
  • Dry in the southeast
  • Above average rainfall in the northern tropics and far southwest

Further information

Media
(03) 9669 4057
Enquiries

Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 33.8 C at Kowanyama Airport on the 5th
Warmest days on average 32.1 C at Coconut Island
Coolest days on average 16.0 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 9.9 C at Applethorpe on the 29th
Coldest night -6.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 27th
Coolest nights on average 2.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.8 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 26.4 C at Coconut Island on the 6th
Warmest on average overall 28.4 C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 9.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Wettest overall 300.9 mm at Tree House Creek
Wettest day 69.8 mm at Hamilton Island Airport on the 10th
Highest wind gust 96 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on the 10th

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

Click on a map to show it full size in a pop-up window


Highest total June rainfall for at least 20 years

Total rainfall
for June 2014 (mm)
Most recent June
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
June
Aurukun Shire Council 10.6 14.8 in 1983* 28 3.0
Low Isles Lighthouse 113.2 168.0 in 1986 28 62.7
Walkamin Research Station 50.0 50.4 in 1990 24 18.6
White Cliff Point 68.0 95.8 in 1990 24 24.7
Laura Post Office 66.0 70.2 in 1990* 20 9.5

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




Record lowest total June rainfall

Total rainfall
for June 2014 (mm)
Previous driest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Yeppoon The Esplanade 8.0 15.8 in 2013 20 55.5



Record lowest June daily maximum temperature

Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in June 2014 (C)
Previous coolest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Lockhart River Airport 21.9 on the 8th 22.8 on the 7th in 1965 48 27.4



Record highest June mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.1 22.7 in 2008 21 21.5
Brisbane^ 23.3 =23.3 in 2004 112 20.9
^observations from the current (open) site, combining records from both the old (closed) and current site


Highest June mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2014 (C)
Most recent June
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
June
Archerfield Airport 23.3 23.6 in 1991* 22 21.3

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




Record highest June daily minimum temperature

Highest daily minimum
temperature
in June 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Lucinda Point 23.4 on the 4th = 23.4 on the 2nd in 1981 24 18.9
Cloncurry Airport 21.6 on the 6th 20.2 on the 2nd in 2003 21 11.2



Record highest June mean daily minimum temperature

Mean daily minimum
temperature
for June 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Mackay Aero 14.8 = 14.8 in 2005 27 12.6



Record highest June mean temperature

Mean daily
temperature
for June 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Mackay M.O 19.5 = 19.5 in 1996 53 17.9
Mackay Aero 19.3 19.2 in 2005 27 17.8
Gold Coast Seaway 18.3 18.2 in 1996 21 17.2
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 17.2 16.9 in 2008 21 15.7



Summary statistics for June 2014

Maximum temperatures
for June
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2014
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2014
Total for
June
2014
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2014
Fraction of
June
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.1 +2.1 33.7 23rd 24.8 0.0 22.9 9th 27.8 29.8 average 93%
Coen Airport 28.9 -0.7 31.0 4th 18.4 +0.5 13.4 10th 27.2 4.1 v high 663%
Horn Island 29.5 +0.2 30.8 3rd 23.7 -0.2 19.6 9th 16.6 15.8 average 105%
Scherger RAAF 30.8 32.9 28th 19.9 15.3 10th 10.8 6.4 average 169%
Weipa Aero 30.6 -0.5 32.4 3rd 20.3 +0.4 15.1 10th 12.4 3.9 high 318%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 27.2 -0.2 29.3 3rd 20.3 +0.2 14.9 10th 64.0 58.5 average 109%
Palmerville 28.5 -1.4 32.7 4th 16.7 +1.7 10.5 30th 47.0 12.0 v high 392%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.1 +0.3 33.3 5th 16.2 +1.6 9.7 30th 5.0 4.2 high 119%
Century Mine 28.8 +1.0 32.7 4th 14.5 +1.3 8.9 23rd 1.0 4.7 average 21%
Cloncurry Airport 26.5 +0.3 31.0 5th 12.7 +1.5 5.5 30th 0 6.4 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 27.7 +1.0 32.6 4th 10.9 +1.6 2.2 26th 4.0 18.6 average 22%
Kowanyama Airport 30.5 -0.2 33.8 5th 17.5 +1.4 12.8 22nd 6.2 4.2 high 148%
Lake Julius AWS 26.9 30.9 5th 14.9 8.4 23rd 0.2


Mornington Island Airport 26.0 29.4 6th 18.8 12.6 24th 1.0


Mount Isa Aero 25.4 +0.6 30.0 19th 10.2 +0.3 -0.3 29th 1.2 5.8 average 21%
Normanton Airport 29.6 +0.1 33.6 5th 17.5 +1.3 12.5 30th 2.6 4.9 high 53%
Sweers Island 26.2 +0.5 30.0 5th 19.5 +1.4 14.3 24th 10.0 6.0 high 167%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 28.5 +0.1 31.9 2nd 14.8 +1.5 6.4 30th 0.6 9.1 average 7%
Hughenden Airport 26.0 +0.3 30.7 2nd 11.2 +0.8 2.7 30th 7.6 19.9 average 38%
Richmond Airport 27.0 +0.6 31.6 4th 10.8 +0.9 3.3 30th 10.8 17.0 high 64%
Richmond Post Office 26.9 +0.8 31.8 3rd 11.5 +1.7 4.1 30th 11.4 15.2 average 75%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 26.0 0.0 29.1 4th 19.0 +1.2 14.4 30th 69.6 45.6 high 153%
Cairns Racecourse 25.8 29.6 28th 18.1 12.0 30th 40.6


Cape Flattery 26.2 -0.8 28.2 2nd 21.6 +0.3 17.2 10th 126.0 40.7 v high 310%
Cooktown Airport 26.1 -0.6 28.4 4th 19.4 0.0 14.1 30th 102.4 33.7 v high 304%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.1 -0.8 28.7 14th 21.6 +0.4 19.2 10th 113.2 62.7 high 181%
Mareeba Airport 24.4 -0.9 28.4 14th 15.8 +0.7 10.2 25th 67.0 11.7 v high 573%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cape Ferguson NTC AWS 23.0 24.9 28th 18.9 14.7 18th



Cardwell Marine Pde 24.5 -0.8 26.8 5th 17.5 +2.6 12.9 30th 61.1 46.7 high 131%
Ingham Composite 25.3 +0.1 29.4 28th 16.6 +1.9 10.9 30th 77.5 45.7 high 170%
Innisfail 24.5 0.0 27.9 28th 17.9 +1.7 12.6 30th 238.6 186.0 high 128%
Lucinda Point 23.3 -0.6 25.4 3rd 19.5 +0.6 16.0 30th 51.8 34.0 high 152%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 24.5 +0.1 28.6 28th 17.5 +1.7 11.4 30th 204.6 152.5 high 134%
Townsville Aero 25.4 -0.2 29.1 5th 16.7 +2.1 12.2 27th 55.0 20.8 high 264%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 24.4 -0.4 27.4 4th 15.9 +0.7 6.9 30th 38.2 21.4 high 179%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.3 -0.1 28.8 28th 15.1 +2.3 7.2 30th 25.6 24.4 average 105%
Bowen Airport 25.2 +0.3 28.2 5th 16.9 +2.1 9.4 30th 17.4 23.2 average 75%
Collinsville Post Office 25.7 +0.6 30.4 3rd 11.9 +1.5 5.4 30th 22.4 26.8 average 84%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.6 +0.5 26.1 24th 19.1 +0.4 16.6 17th 148.6 58.3 high 255%
Mackay Aero 23.8 +0.8 26.7 24th 14.8 +2.2 5.5 30th 31.6 60.5 average 52%
Mackay M.O 22.9 +1.0 26.3 28th 16.1 +2.1 9.9 30th 40.2 61.2 average 66%
Proserpine Airport 24.9 +0.4 29.2 24th 14.3 +1.6 2.9 30th 19.8 37.6 average 53%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 22.1 25.8 24th 16.5 11.7 17th



Samuel Hill Aero 22.9 +0.3 26.4 24th 13.4 +2.0 4.4 30th 69.4 102.6 average 68%
St Lawrence 24.7 28.4 24th 13.3 5.6 26th 7.4 38.8 average 19%
Williamson 24.1 27.5 4th 13.4 4.5 30th 31.2 40.2 average 78%
Woolshed 21.5 -0.1 25.2 2nd 13.2 +1.8 7.5 26th 75.4 33.0 high 228%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 22.8 +1.0 26.7 24th 15.4 +2.1 7.0 30th 8.0 55.5 lowest 14%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 24.7 -0.2 29.4 2nd 13.7 +1.1 8.1 27th 24.9 21.1 high 118%
Moranbah Airport 25.1 29.3 28th 10.4 1.1 30th 10.4


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 24.7 28.8 3rd 11.0 4.8 26th 11.0


Clermont Airport 24.2 28.2 5th 8.0 -1.2 26th 12.2


Emerald Airport 24.3 +1.1 28.2 3rd 11.2 +1.1 5.2 30th 9.6 29.2 average 33%
Lochington 24.5 28.6 3rd 8.3 0.7 27th 12.4


Rolleston Airport 24.0 28.6 3rd 8.4 -0.3 27th 17.0


Springsure Comet St 23.3 +1.1 27.0 5th 9.5 +2.4 1.2 30th 18.0 37.8 average 48%
Tambo Post Office 22.9 +1.3 28.0 4th 5.6 +0.7 -0.4 29th 18.2 28.4 average 64%
Taroom Post Office 23.5 +2.0 27.2 3rd 7.7 +1.4 0.2 27th 12.7 36.7 average 35%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 24.2 +1.4 29.4 4th 10.7 +1.7 3.2 30th 19.4 24.2 average 80%
Blackall Airport 23.6 +1.1 29.2 4th 8.5 +0.7 0.4 29th 16.0 27.8 average 58%
Isisford Post Office 24.6 +1.7 30.1 4th 9.1 +1.3 1.8 30th 2.2 20.6 low 11%
Longreach Aero 24.9 +1.2 30.1 4th 9.7 +1.6 3.3 27th 4.2 16.7 average 25%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 26.2 +0.3 31.3 5th 11.0 +1.2 3.2 29th 1.2 9.7 average 12%
New May Downs 24.9 29.6 19th 12.2 5.1 29th 0.4


The Monument Airport 24.0 +0.1 30.1 5th 8.6 +0.7 2.2 29th 3.4 9.2 high 37%
Trepell Airport 24.9 +0.5 30.4 5th 9.7 +0.9 3.4 29th 0 10.2 v low 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 24.3 31.2 12th 7.7 1.1 29th 8.4


Winton Airport 25.7 +1.2 31.2 4th 10.6 +1.4 3.2 30th 2.2 22.7 average 10%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 22.8 +0.2 30.2 12th 7.4 -0.6 4.4 29th 7.0 9.5 average 74%
Birdsville Airport 21.9 +0.8 27.9 11th 8.4 +0.9 4.5 16th 3.6 11.3 average 32%
Boulia Airport 23.3 0.0 30.3 12th 9.5 +0.6 5.1 29th 11.6 10.2 high 114%
Windorah Post Office 22.2 +0.6 27.5 11th 8.4 +0.8 4.1 27th 29.8 16.4 high 182%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 23.8 +1.3 27.0 4th 12.5 +0.9 4.2 30th 18.6 50.8 average 37%
Gayndah Airport 23.9 +1.4 28.0 4th 9.7 +1.2 1.6 27th 10.2 36.1 low 28%
Gladstone Airport 24.1 +0.8 26.8 22nd 14.3 +1.1 6.5 30th 16.4 39.3 average 42%
Gladstone Radar 24.4 +1.2 27.3 3rd 15.7 +1.4 11.1 17th 9.8 37.3 low 26%
Lady Elliot Island 23.4 +1.6 26.5 5th 18.9 +1.4 14.8 22nd 38.6 92.3 low 42%
Monto Township 22.9 +1.8 26.6 2nd 8.0 +1.2 -0.4 26th 13.2 37.8 low 35%
Rockhampton Aero 24.8 +1.3 27.7 24th 13.5 +2.6 4.5 30th 6.2 37.6 low 16%
Rundle Island 22.3 +1.0 24.9 28th 18.0 +1.2 14.0 17th



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 22.9 +1.2 26.0 4th 16.4 +1.2 12.7 26th 124.4 109.3 high 114%
Seventeen Seventy 22.2 +0.3 25.1 14th 15.7 +1.1 12.1 26th 35.6 64.9 average 55%
Thangool Airport 24.1 +0.7 27.8 3rd 7.3 +0.4 -0.3 30th 14.8 32.2 average 46%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.8 +1.2 26.5 28th 7.5 +0.5 -2.1 27th 23.2 45.8 average 51%
Archerfield Airport 23.3 +2.0 26.4 2nd 10.3 +1.1 1.7 27th 14.2 65.7 low 22%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.4 25.7 2nd 7.9 -0.4 27th 26.0


Beerburrum Forest Station 22.6 +1.0 26.7 3rd 11.3 +0.6 6.6 30th 18.2 75.4 low 24%
Brisbane 23.3 +1.4 26.1 5th 12.6 +1.0 5.2 30th 16.2 57.6 low 28%
Brisbane Aero 22.5 +1.3 25.6 3rd 11.8 +1.3 5.2 27th 13.6 66.2 low 21%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.8 +1.2 24.2 3rd 15.6 +1.5 11.5 30th



Coolangatta 22.1 +1.2 24.5 3rd 11.6 +0.3 2.4 27th 54.4 130.4 average 42%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.6 +1.5 25.8 21st 16.5 +1.6 11.5 30th 68.6 118.1 average 58%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.7 +1.4 25.8 21st 14.0 +0.9 6.9 27th 24.8 112.8 low 22%
Gympie 22.6 +0.6 26.6 3rd 9.7 +1.8 1.1 27th 15.0 60.7 low 25%
Hervey Bay Airport 23.1 +1.3 26.3 4th 12.5 +0.7 3.2 26th 42.2 84.7 average 50%
Jimna Forestry 18.6 +0.6 22.3 2nd 7.9 +0.9 -1.2 27th 19.2 59.3 low 32%
Kingaroy Airport 20.5 +0.8 25.0 2nd 6.0 +0.4 -3.4 27th 22.8 46.6 average 49%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.1 +1.6 26.5 21st 11.3 +1.4 4.4 27th 29.0 70.6 average 41%
Maleny Tamarind St 19.9 +1.0 23.4 3rd 11.0 +0.8 6.0 16th 28.0 107.2 low 26%
Maryborough 23.2 +0.8 27.0 4th 11.4 +1.1 1.3 26th 22.0 67.2 low 33%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 22.5 25.6 3rd 12.4 5.3 30th 25.0


Rainbow Beach 22.1 +0.5 25.3 4th
65.6 114.5 average 57%
Redcliffe 22.0 +1.2 24.6 3rd 13.2 +1.1 5.7 27th 17.2 81.8 low 21%
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.8 +1.6 25.5 21st 11.9 +0.6 3.0 26th 37.0 119.1 low 31%
Tewantin RSL Park 22.3 +0.8 25.7 3rd 13.6 +1.1 6.0 30th 48.2 122.9 low 39%
Toolara (Kelly) 21.6 +0.2 25.3 2nd 13.3 +1.0 7.6 30th 56.8 88.3 average 64%
University of Queensland Gatton 22.2 +1.1 25.8 28th 8.4 +0.8 -0.3 27th 22.6 42.3 average 53%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 16.0 +1.4 21.1 27th 3.7 +0.5 -5.3 27th 34.2 39.1 average 87%
Dalby Airport 21.0 +1.0 24.6 2nd 5.6 +0.2 -1.9 27th 24.4 33.8 average 72%
Goondiwindi Airport 20.1 +0.3 23.7 1st 6.4 +0.5 0.4 27th 29.2 32.3 average 90%
Oakey Aero 20.3 +1.3 24.7 27th 4.6 +0.5 -4.2 27th 33.2 30.4 average 109%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 16.7 +1.2 22.0 27th 2.7 +0.1 -6.5 27th 30.8 47.1 average 65%
Texas Post Office 20.0 +0.6 24.1 1st 5.8 +1.3 -0.6 25th 40.2 41.1 average 98%
Toowoomba Airport 17.7 +0.9 22.0 2nd 7.9 +0.4 1.7 17th 25.6 35.6 average 72%
Warwick 19.5 +1.2 23.5 27th 5.1 +0.3 -5.4 27th 10.8 35.5 low 30%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 21.2 +0.9 24.9 1st 6.5 +0.7 -1.6 27th 17.8 40.3 average 44%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 22.1 +1.8 26.1 28th 5.8 +1.3 -2.5 27th 11.4 30.1 low 38%
Mitchell Post Office 21.7 +2.1 25.2 23rd 4.9 +0.7 -2.1 27th 17.3 33.6 average 51%
Roma Airport 21.4 +1.2 26.5 28th 5.7 +0.5 -1.7 27th 24.2 28.4 average 85%
St George Airport 20.6 +0.8 24.0 13th 6.9 +0.6 0.5 27th 30.0 32.9 average 91%
Surat 21.2 +1.1 25.6 28th 6.0 +0.4 -0.8 26th 13.8 36.5 average 38%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 20.8 +1.3 24.8 13th 6.6 +0.9 1.0 27th 31.0 29.7 average 104%
Charleville Aero 21.5 +1.7 25.7 13th 6.1 +0.6 0.1 27th 20.6 24.3 average 85%
Cunnamulla Post Office 20.4 +1.1 25.2 12th 7.5 +0.7 3.3 26th 20.6 25.7 average 80%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 20.7 +0.5 26.6 11th 8.3 +0.6 4.9 30th 11.4 15.4 average 74%
Thargomindah Airport 20.2 +0.2 26.4 12th 7.3 -0.4 2.6 26th 18.2 16.1 average 113%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 21.8 +1.0 24.6 13th 18.0 +1.2 14.7 30th 77.6 80.4 average 97%
Willis Island 27.0 +0.5 28.2 3rd 23.5 +0.9 19.3 9th 99.8 55.7 high 179%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list 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, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

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 Tuesday 1 July 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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 9 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.

Further information

Media
(03) 9669 4057
Enquiries