Queensland in November 2014: Record heat; dry conditions across most of the State

Queensland's state-wide maximum, minimum and mean temperatures were the highest since 1910 for November, with anomalies of +2.88 C, +2.33 C and +2.61 C respectively. The statewide maximum temperature surpassed the previous record set in 1915 (where the anomaly was +2.22). In terms of area, just over 40% of Queensland had the highest November maximum temperature on record. Exceptionally hot conditions were experienced over the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett districts on the 15th and 16th, and through the Maranoa and Warrego districts on the 22nd and 23rd. Several locations had their hottest days and warmest nights on record, as well as their warmest mean temperatures (the average of the mean maximum and mean minimum).
Several stations in the central west had a record number of consecutive days equal to or above 40 C. Longreach had 13 days equal to or above 40 C (previous record was 9 days in row, over 1 - 9 November, 1965) and Cloncurry had 12 days equal to or above 40 C (previous record was 9 days on two occasions: from the 4 - 12 November 1958, and 1 - 9 November 1965).

Rainfall was below average across the east of Queensland, very much below average in the north, and above average for parts of the west. Averaged across the State, just under one-fifth of Queensland was in the lowest 10% of records (decile 1). Some relief from the extended dry in the west came late in the month, with most of the far west from the Gulf Country to Birdsville recording average to above-average falls. Cape York Peninsula, eastern Gulf Country, the north tropical coast and Tablelands and large areas of the central and southern interior had well below average November rainfall.

  • Hottest November maximum and minimum temperatures since 1910
  • 16th-lowest rainfall on record
  • Record runs of consecutive days equal to or above 40 C for numerous sites, including Longreach and Cloncurry

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Extremes in November 2014
Hottest day 45.3 C at Birdsville Airport on the 22nd
Warmest days on average 41.3 C at Julia Creek Airport
Coolest days on average 26.5 C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 19.0 C at Maleny Tamarind St on the 3rd
Coldest night 8.7 C at Applethorpe on the 30th
Coolest nights on average 14.6 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.8 C at Sweers Island
Warmest night 32.1 C at Birdsville Airport on the 14th
Warmest on average overall 33.0 C at Lake Julius AWS
Coolest on average overall 21.8 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 169.4 mm at Archerfield Airport
Driest overall0.2 mm at Mareeba Airport
Wettest day87.8 mm at Archerfield Airport on the 20th
Strongest wind gust 141 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 27th

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile 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 lowest November total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Palmerville 1.0 1.3 in 1944 125 62.2
Walkamin Research Station 0.4 1.4 in 1990 50 74.9
Maroon Dam 20.4 29.3 in 1982 43 105.7
Gold Coast Seaway 24.6 30.8 in 1994 21 119.0

Lowest November total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Average for
November
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 6.6 5.3 in 1926* 78 117.7
Glenelg 11.0 8.8 in 1936 78 71.0
Capella Post Office 1.8 0.0 in 1951 63 56.2
Mulgrave Mill 1.0 0.8 in 1913* 63 79.0
Somerset Dam 5.2 2.1 in 1955 59 84.8
Pratten 14.0 13.8 in 1957* 53 69.7
Elphinstone Pocket No1 0.8 0.0 in 1979 35 80.0
Halifax Macrossan St 4.4 0.2 in 1979 35 100.9
Lowood Don St 7.4 4.2 in 1982 32 77.3
Gatton Allan Street 4.8 2.0 in 1982* 30 79.6
Meandarra Post Office 10.4 9.4 in 1984 30 62.2
Wharton Creek Station 3.0 0.0 in 1982* 30 62.6
Nerang Gilston Rd 38.7 18.8 in 1982* 27 109.2
Cooranga North 1.0 0.0 in 1982* 26 69.8
Cardwell Marine Pde 19.5 0.0 in 1990 24 116.4
Coolmunda Dam 5.6 2.2 in 1990 24 72.8
Havelock 13.6 7.0 in 1990 24 59.5
Karoola Park 9.0 1.4 in 1990 24 61.0
Mt Sophia 23.0 0.0 in 1990 24 190.1
Talwood State School 6.0 0.4 in 1990 24 57.3
Woodspring 8.3 3.0 in 1990 24 69.1
Kandimulla 2.4 0.0 in 1990* 23 60.7
Lockhart River Airport 1.6 0.4 in 1992 22 71.6
Homeleigh 18.2 8.0 in 1990* 21 87.3
Amberley AMO 10.8 10.0 in 1994 20 80.7
Ballandean Post Office 27.0 21.8 in 1993* 20 86.1
Coolangatta 27.4 4.2 in 1994 20 125.8
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 11.0 3.6 in 1990* 20 81.9
Mt Berryman 25.6 23.0 in 1994 20 101.2
Mt Tamborine Fern St 44.2 34.8 in 1994 20 120.9
Willis Island 1.4 1.0 in 1992* 20 39.5

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




Record highest November temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Amberley AMO 43.0 on the 15th 42.1 on the 19th in 1968 74 29.5
Cunnamulla Post Office 44.0 on the 23rd 43.9 on the 5th in 1965 56 32.8
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 37.0 on the 15th 35.7 on the 29th in 1996 52 25.2
Gympie 42.2 on the 16th 40.5 on the 17th in 2009 49 30.2
Mitchell Post Office 42.7 on the 22nd 42.0 on the 19th in 2009 47 31.9
Applethorpe 35.4 on the 15th 34.2 on the 20th in 2009 45 23.8
Oakey Aero 39.8 on the 15th = 39.8 on the 29th in 2006 42 28.6
Archerfield Airport 42.1 on the 16th 40.5 on the 17th in 1990 39 28.3
Bundaberg Aero 36.3 on the 17th 35.7 on the 7th in 1994 37 28.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 40.7 on the 16th 38.5 on the 30th in 1996 23 27.7
Weipa Aero 39.2 on the 20th = 39.2 on the 14th in 2004 23 35.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 41.0 on the 16th 37.5 on the 7th in 1994 21 26.9
Warwick 39.8 on the 15th 38.0 on the 17th in 2009 20 27.6



Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Boulia Airport 40.3 = 40.3 in 1892 125 37.0
Cunnamulla Post Office 37.5 37.3 in 1919 105 32.8
Bollon Mary St 37.1 36.6 in 2009 103 32.8
Barcaldine Post Office 37.9 37.7 in 1915 96 34.5
Mitchell Post Office 36.8 36.2 in 2009 96 31.9
Isisford Post Office 39.6 38.5 in 1915 95 35.7
Tambo Post Office 36.8 36.3 in 1968 83 33.2
Amberley AMO 33.1 32.8 in 1968 73 29.5
Charleville Aero 36.8 36.5 in 2009 72 32.7
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 29.3 28.6 in 2009 70 25.2
Taroom Post Office 36.4 35.3 in 1968 62 31.9
Collinsville Post Office 35.6 35.2 in 2008 56 33.4
Longreach Aero 39.7 38.4 in 1979 48 36.1
Injune Post Office 35.6 35.4 in 2009 47 31.5
Mount Isa Aero 39.6 39.0 in 1990 47 36.4
Applethorpe 28.9 28.1 in 2009 44 23.8
Texas Post Office 34.7 34.4 in 1982 44 30.3
Oakey Aero 33.4 32.5 in 2009 41 28.6
Archerfield Airport 30.7 30.4 in 1994 38 28.3
Dalby Airport 34.2 33.1 in 2009 22 30.1
Emerald Airport 35.7 = 35.7 in 1995 22 33.2
Roma Airport 36.5 36.0 in 2009 22 31.7
Thangool Airport 34.4 = 34.4 in 2009 22 31.7
Weipa Aero 37.4 37.1 in 2002 22 35.6
Charters Towers Airport 35.5 = 35.5 in 1996 21 33.8
Cloncurry Airport 40.2 40.1 in 2002 21 37.7
Sunshine Coast Airport 29.0 28.8 in 1995 20 26.9

Highest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
November
Richmond Post Office 40.1 41.1 in 1915* 97 37.5
University of Queensland Gatton 34.3 35.3 in 1915* 90 30.1
Rockhampton Aero 33.3 33.4 in 1968 46 31.2
Springsure Comet St 34.6 35.3 in 1991 23 32.8
Monto Township 33.4 33.5 in 1980* 22 30.9
Brisbane Aero 28.1 28.2 in 1994 20 26.8

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




Record highest November daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Applethorpe 22.5 on the 16th 20.0 on the 2nd in 1977 45 11.6
Texas Post Office 26.9 on the 23rd 26.0 on the 29th in 1996 45 14.9
Oakey Aero 23.8 on the 16th 23.4 on the 29th in 2006 42 14.4
Dalby Airport 24.8 on the 16th = 24.8 on the 16th in 1996 23 15.6
Roma Airport 27.1 on the 16th 27.0 on the 29th in 1996 23 17.2
Cloncurry Airport 30.0 on the 21st 29.0 on the 25th in 1978 22 23.1
Goondiwindi Airport 28.3 on the 23rd 25.7 on the 21st in 2009 22 17.0
Brisbane Aero 24.2 on the 22nd 24.1 on the 29th in 2008 21 18.1
Warwick 23.4 on the 16th 22.8 on the 28th in 2009 20 13.7



Record lowest November temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Low Isles Lighthouse 20.1 on the 1st 21.0 on the 8th in 1975 48 24.5



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Richmond Post Office 24.6 23.7 in 1991 119 20.9
Boulia Airport 24.9 = 24.9 in 1914 118 21.3
Camooweal Township 25.4 25.3 in 1990 105 22.3
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.4 21.2 in 2011 101 19.5
Barcaldine Post Office 23.8 23.3 in 1991 95 20.3
Isisford Post Office 24.0 22.9 in 1991 95 19.9
Tambo Post Office 21.1 20.1 in 2002 83 17.0
Amberley AMO 18.4 18.3 in 1979 73 16.3
Charleville Aero 21.9 21.1 in 2002 72 17.9
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.2 14.5 in 1997 69 11.9
Surat 20.5 20.1 in 2009 67 17.0
Taroom Post Office 20.8 20.0 in 1995 62 17.5
Longreach Aero 23.6 22.8 in 1991 48 19.9
Injune Post Office 19.9 18.7 in 2009 47 15.9
Applethorpe 14.6 13.8 in 2009 44 11.6
Texas Post Office 19.0 18.1 in 2009 44 14.9
Oakey Aero 17.7 16.5 in 1977 41 14.4
Monto Township 18.2 17.9 in 2008 40 16.2
Archerfield Airport 19.8 18.7 in 2011 38 17.1
Dalby Airport 17.8 17.3 in 1997 22 15.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 19.9 19.3 in 1995 22 17.3
Roma Airport 20.6 20.1 in 2009 22 17.2
Cloncurry Airport 25.5 24.7 in 2002 21 23.1
Brisbane Aero 20.9 19.7 in 2011 20 18.1

Highest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
November
University of Queensland Gatton 18.5 18.9 in 1914* 91 16.0
Mitchell Post Office 20.0 20.7 in 1914* 88 16.1

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




Lowest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Average for
November
Proserpine Airport 18.8 18.7 in 1991 23 19.8



Record highest November mean temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Richmond Post Office 32.3 31.4 in 1915 119 29.2
Boulia Airport 32.6 32.5 in 1914 118 29.1
Bollon Mary St 28.9 = 28.9 in 2002 101 25.0
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.0 23.9 in 2011 101 22.1
Barcaldine Post Office 30.9 30.1 in 1991 95 27.4
Mitchell Post Office 28.4 27.9 in 1914 95 24.0
Isisford Post Office 31.7 30.7 in 1991 94 27.8
Tambo Post Office 29.0 27.9 in 2002 83 25.1
Rockhampton Aero 27.1 26.9 in 1995 75 25.4
Amberley AMO 25.7 25.2 in 1957 73 22.9
Charleville Aero 29.4 28.8 in 2009 72 25.3
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.3 21.3 in 2009 69 18.5
Surat 28.0 = 28.0 in 2009 66 24.5
Taroom Post Office 28.6 27.3 in 2009 62 24.7
Longreach Aero 31.7 30.5 in 1991 48 28.0
Injune Post Office 27.8 27.1 in 2009 47 23.7
Applethorpe 21.8 21.0 in 2009 44 17.7
Texas Post Office 26.9 26.0 in 2009 44 22.6
Oakey Aero 25.5 24.4 in 2009 41 21.5
Monto Township 25.9 25.1 in 1980 40 23.5
Archerfield Airport 25.2 24.4 in 2009 38 22.7
Coolangatta 23.5 = 23.5 in 2011 26 21.9
Dalby Airport 26.0 25.1 in 2009 22 22.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 24.9 24.5 in 2009 22 22.5
Roma Airport 28.5 28.1 in 2009 22 24.4
Cloncurry Airport 32.8 32.4 in 2002 21 30.4
Brisbane Aero 24.5 23.8 in 1994 20 22.5

Highest November mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
November
University of Queensland Gatton 26.4 26.5 in 1915* 89 23.0
Gympie 25.4 25.8 in 1915* 88 23.3
Mount Isa Aero 31.3 31.6 in 1990 24 28.9
Camooweal Township 32.7 33.0 in 1990* 22 29.9

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




Summary statistics for November 2014
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2014
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2014
Total for
November
2014
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2014
Fraction of
November
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.9 0.0 34.3 29th 25.4 -0.1 24.0 5th 5.2 59.2 average 9%
Coen Airport 34.5 0.0 37.0 17th 20.1 -2.5 16.8 8th 1.0 39.8 low 3%
Horn Island 31.8 -0.1 33.1 27th 26.0 +0.3 24.1 8th 0.6 46.9 v low 1%
Scherger RAAF 37.0   38.7 22nd 22.7   19.7 1st 73.6
Weipa Aero 37.4 +1.8 39.2 20th 22.3 -1.2 19.2 9th 24.4 110.1 low 22%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 31.6 -0.2 34.6 8th 23.9 +0.8 19.8 17th 1.6 71.6 v low 2%
Palmerville 37.7 +1.6 40.0 22nd 20.2 -1.1 15.3 8th 1.0 62.2 lowest 2%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 37.1 +0.8 40.7 22nd 24.1 +0.2 21.1 11th 16.4 40.8 low 40%
Century Mine 40.5 +1.7 43.6 21st 24.1 +0.5 21.0 11th 55.4 43.1 high 129%
Cloncurry Airport 40.2 +2.5 43.4 20th 25.5 +2.4 21.9 6th 53.8 34.6 high 155%
Julia Creek Airport 41.3 +2.6 44.8 19th 23.7 +2.1 18.0 11th 16.6 25.6 average 65%
Kowanyama Airport 37.9 +1.7 40.6 22nd 24.4 +0.4 21.0 9th 8.2 57.1 low 14%
Lake Julius AWS 40.0   43.7 20th 26.1   21.4 30th 62.4
Mornington Island Airport 33.2   34.7 22nd 26.7   22.3 6th 21.2
Mount Isa Aero 39.6 +3.2 43.3 20th 22.9 +1.5 16.2 5th 38.8 38.5 average 101%
Normanton Airport 37.0 0.0 38.9 26th 25.9 +0.6 23.1 4th 2.2 43.8 low 5%
Sweers Island 33.0 -0.3 34.9 22nd 26.8 +0.3 23.2 6th 6.3 67.8 v low 9%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 38.0 +1.5 40.5 21st 23.3 +0.6 18.9 12th 15.0 67.2 low 22%
Hughenden Airport 39.0 +2.7 42.6 19th 24.3 +2.7 20.6 6th 5.0 48.1 low 10%
Richmond Airport 40.1 +2.7 43.1 19th 24.1 +2.7 18.3 6th 19.6 51.1 average 38%
Richmond Post Office 40.1 +2.6 42.8 19th 24.6 +3.7 17.8 11th 12.2 31.1 average 39%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 31.9 +1.3 33.6 7th 22.1 -0.2 16.9 8th 19.0 93.7 low 20%
Cairns Racecourse 32.4   34.4 23rd 20.7   15.9 8th 26.4
Cape Flattery 31.4 -0.3 32.4 26th 24.5 +0.3 20.6 17th 2.8 33.2 low 8%
Cooktown Airport 31.6 +0.1 33.0 28th 24.1 +0.2 18.7 17th 5.4 68.2 v low 8%
Low Isles Lighthouse 31.8 +0.1 34.7 19th 24.4 -0.1 20.1 1st 20.4 90.6 low 23%
Mareeba Airport 31.8 +0.4 35.3 17th 18.0 -1.2 13.4 8th 0.2 50.3 v low 0%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cape Ferguson NTC AWS 27.2   28.8 19th 24.4   21.9 7th
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.8 -0.8 31.5 28th 22.2 +1.2 17.4 12th 19.5 116.4 v low 17%
Ingham Composite 32.2 +0.5 35.0 19th 20.0 -0.7 15.1 11th 32.8 123.3 average 27%
Innisfail 29.9 +0.2 31.2 18th 21.6 +0.8 17.7 8th 86.3 159.3 average 54%
Lucinda Point 28.3 -0.1 29.9 26th 24.7 +0.6 21.8 8th 4.2 82.9 low 5%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.1 +0.6 33.4 18th 20.5 -0.1 15.9 8th 69.8 148.3 average 47%
Townsville Aero 31.1 +0.4 33.4 18th 23.4 +0.5 19.1 7th 22.2 59.5 average 37%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.6 -1.2 30.1 28th 23.4 -0.1 19.9 10th 4.8 69.2 low 7%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.3 +0.2 33.6 18th 20.6 0.0 17.5 11th 4.2 46.6 low 9%
Bowen Airport 30.7 +0.3 32.6 28th 21.9 -0.2 16.8 12th 3.8 52.0 low 7%
Collinsville Post Office 35.6 +2.2 38.6 18th 20.4 +0.5 15.0 12th 2.8 51.0 low 5%
Hamilton Island Airport 28.9 +0.5 31.3 20th 23.4 +0.3 21.3 7th 15.2 103.8 low 15%
Mackay Aero 30.8 +1.4 33.5 18th 20.4 0.0 15.9 12th 13.0 79.1 low 16%
Mackay M.O 30.3 +1.1 33.2 18th 22.1 +0.3 17.9 12th 13.8 94.2 low 15%
Proserpine Airport 33.1 +1.6 36.7 19th 18.8 -1.0 13.2 12th 10.4 86.2 low 12%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 26.7   28.5 27th 23.5   20.4 7th
Samuel Hill Aero 31.2 +2.1 34.0 17th 17.0 -0.5 11.4 12th 19.4 75.1 v low 26%
St Lawrence 30.6 +0.4 32.6 28th 20.9 +0.6 15.8 12th 55.6 56.5 average 98%
Williamson 31.0   33.0 25th 20.5   14.5 12th 16.8 53.1 average 32%
Woolshed 29.3 +1.3 31.1 19th 19.4 +0.3 15.9 10th 4.6 67.6 low 7%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.9 +0.5 29.6 18th 22.2 +0.9 13.8 12th 9.0 71.3 v low 13%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 35.5 +1.7 39.0 17th 20.5 +0.1 16.9 11th 0 66.7 lowest 0%
Moranbah Airport 35.7   39.7 17th 19.4   13.8 12th 33.4
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 35.7   40.5 17th 20.2   16.8 12th 33.8
Clermont Airport 35.9   40.0 17th 19.9   15.6 12th 1.0
Emerald Airport 35.7 +2.5 40.7 16th 20.7 +1.3 16.6 5th 41.2 57.7 average 71%
Lochington 36.6   41.6 18th 21.1   17.4 5th 2.8
Rolleston Airport 36.1   41.9 16th 20.2   15.5 5th 12.2
Springsure Comet St 34.6 +1.8 39.6 16th 19.9 +2.0 14.9 3rd 38.2 64.8 average 59%
Tambo Post Office 36.8 +3.6 40.7 21st 21.1 +4.1 15.3 8th 21.6 46.7 average 46%
Taroom Post Office 36.4 +4.5 41.0 16th 20.8 +3.3 16.5 5th 11.0 73.7 v low 15%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 37.9 +3.4 41.6 21st 23.8 +3.5 20.2 6th 10.6 39.6 low 27%
Blackall Airport 38.1 +3.5 42.2 21st 23.4 +3.6 18.5 6th 21.0 54.3 low 39%
Isisford Post Office 39.6 +3.9 43.2 21st 24.0 +4.1 19.1 9th 10.8 35.9 average 30%
Longreach Aero 39.7 +3.6 43.4 21st 23.6 +3.7 18.9 6th 14.8 29.8 average 50%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 40.1 +2.6 44.1 20th 25.4 +3.1 20.5 5th 50.0 29.3 high 171%
Carters Bore 39.1   43.7 20th 25.6   21.1 6th 12.8
New May Downs 39.3   43.3 20th 24.5   20.0 5th 62.0
The Monument Airport 40.3 +3.4 43.8 21st 24.1 +2.7 18.6 4th 63.6 35.7 high 178%
Trepell Airport 40.2 +2.8 43.8 20th 24.5 +2.9 20.7 6th 2.0 30.2 v low 7%
Urandangi Aerodrome 40.7   44.7 21st 24.2   14.6 7th 5.2
Winton Airport 40.6 +2.8 44.3 20th 24.6 +3.2 20.6 6th 3.0 28.0 v low 11%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 40.0 +3.5 44.6 9th 23.1 +2.4 16.7 6th 55.6 17.5 v high 318%
Birdsville Airport 39.2 +2.9 45.3 22nd 23.4 +2.2 16.9 6th 12.4 16.5 average 75%
Boulia Airport 40.3 +3.3 44.6 21st 24.9 +3.6 19.9 4th 2.3 21.3 low 11%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 30.0 +1.6 36.3 17th 19.6 +0.8 14.9 5th 70.2 85.5 average 82%
Gayndah Airport 34.7 +3.4 41.2 16th 19.4 +2.0 14.5 5th 37.2 59.3 low 63%
Gladstone Airport 29.9 +1.2 34.8 16th 21.8 +1.4 17.3 5th 46.2 59.4 average 78%
Gladstone Radar 31.7 +1.7 35.9 16th 21.8 +1.3 18.3 6th 30.0 71.6 low 42%
Lady Elliot Island 28.4 +1.2 30.1 18th 22.7 +0.8 20.3 6th 39.6 66.9 average 59%
Monto Township 33.4 +2.5 39.2 16th 18.2 +2.0 13.4 5th 61.0 74.7 average 82%
Rockhampton Aero 33.3 +2.1 39.3 17th 20.8 +1.3 16.7 12th 12.6 67.7 low 19%
Rundle Island 27.0 +0.6 29.9 25th 23.4 +1.0 18.7 30th
Seventeen Seventy 28.1 +0.6 30.2 19th 22.3 +1.4 17.8 6th 66.5 74.0 average 90%
Thangool Airport 34.4 +2.7 39.6 16th 17.4 +1.1 10.8 5th 24.4 75.6 low 32%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 33.1 +3.6 43.0 15th 18.4 +2.1 13.3 30th 10.8 80.7 v low 13%
Archerfield Airport 30.7 +2.4 42.1 16th 19.8 +2.7 15.0 28th 169.4 100.3 high 169%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 32.6   41.3 15th 18.2   13.5 9th 65.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.4 +2.2 43.5 16th 18.2 +1.9 12.7 5th 80.8 115.7 average 70%
Brisbane 29.6 +1.7 38.9 16th 20.7 +2.1 15.3 4th 142.0 106.6 high 133%
Brisbane Aero 28.1 +1.3 32.2 16th 20.9 +2.8 17.0 9th 87.0 95.8 average 91%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.5 +1.8 28.7 19th 21.4 +1.9 19.4 6th 96.8 94.1 average 103%
Coolangatta 27.5 +1.7 29.3 27th 19.4 +1.3 14.3 30th 27.4 125.8 v low 22%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 28.6 +2.5 32.1 16th 21.3 +1.1 18.9 4th 40.6 86.5 average 47%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.7 +1.0 32.3 15th 20.1 +1.2 17.1 9th 24.6 119.0 lowest 21%
Gympie 32.3 +2.1 42.2 16th 18.4 +2.0 12.4 5th 63.6 88.1 average 72%
Hervey Bay Airport 29.1 +1.2 31.6 17th 20.2 +1.2 14.1 5th 39.0 64.4 low 61%
Jimna Forestry 30.0 +3.8 38.3 16th 16.6 +2.5 10.0 30th 49.8 67.9 average 73%
Kingaroy Airport 32.4 +3.6 38.9 16th 16.8 +2.3 11.0 5th 49.8 63.3 average 79%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.8 +2.1 40.7 16th 19.9 +2.6 14.8 5th 58.1 108.6 low 53%
Maleny Tamarind St 27.3 +2.3 38.4 16th 17.6 +1.7 13.6 5th 68.0 136.7 low 50%
Maryborough 30.8 +1.5 35.0 17th 18.4 +0.6 14.4 5th 50.4 84.4 low 60%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 29.8   42.1 16th 19.0   13.9 5th 128.8
Rainbow Beach 28.0 +1.2 34.2 16th       42.4 81.8 low 52%
Redcliffe 28.0 +1.2 36.4 16th 21.4 +2.1 17.6 9th 59.8 95.7 average 62%
Sunshine Coast Airport 29.0 +2.1 41.0 16th 18.9 +1.1 13.4 30th 36.4 84.0 low 43%
Tewantin RSL Park 27.8 +1.3 40.5 16th 20.0 +1.3 16.2 5th 51.4 97.4 average 53%
Toolara (Kelly) 31.4 +1.9 40.7 16th 19.2 +1.2 15.8 6th 86.6 85.0 average 102%
University of Queensland Gatton 34.3 +4.2 42.5 15th 18.5 +2.5 13.5 30th 36.8 79.3 low 46%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 28.9 +5.1 35.4 15th 14.6 +3.0 8.7 30th 38.0 80.1 low 47%
Dalby Airport 34.2 +4.1 40.1 15th 17.8 +2.2 12.7 30th 40.6 76.9 low 53%
Goondiwindi Airport 35.4 +4.3 42.6 15th 19.9 +2.9 11.3 3rd 17.4 64.1 v low 27%
Oakey Aero 33.4 +4.8 39.8 15th 17.7 +3.3 12.9 30th 43.8 76.1 low 58%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 29.3 +4.1 37.0 15th 15.2 +3.3 10.3 30th 39.5 75.4 low 52%
Texas Post Office 34.7 +4.4 42.0 15th 19.0 +4.1 13.3 3rd 51.0 68.1 average 75%
Toowoomba Airport 30.3 +4.5 37.4 15th 17.0 +2.4 13.3 5th 54.6 81.5 low 67%
Warwick 31.9 +4.3 39.8 15th 16.0 +2.3 11.2 5th 28.4 88.3 low 32%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 35.1 +4.1 40.8 15th 19.6 +2.5 12.2 3rd 19.0 54.0 v low 35%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 35.6 +4.1 41.0 15th 19.9 +4.0 10.5 8th 16.6 73.6 v low 23%
Mitchell Post Office 36.8 +4.9 42.7 22nd 20.0 +3.9 10.0 8th 26.7 58.0 low 46%
Roma Airport 36.5 +4.8 42.6 15th 20.6 +3.4 12.0 8th 21.8 62.2 low 35%
St George Airport 36.6 +4.8 43.3 15th 20.8 +2.7 11.1 3rd 10.8 64.9 low 17%
Surat 35.7 +3.8 42.0 15th 20.5 +3.5 10.6 3rd 27.6 54.7 average 50%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 37.1 +4.3 43.7 23rd 20.5 +3.2 12.6 9th 20.6 41.4 average 50%
Charleville Aero 36.8 +4.1 41.9 22nd 21.9 +4.0 14.2 7th 31.8 44.5 average 71%
Cunnamulla Post Office 37.5 +4.7 44.0 23rd 20.4 +2.3 13.8 4th 8.0 30.7 average 26%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 38.3 +3.1 45.1 14th 22.7 +1.9 16.1 3rd 13.2 28.5 average 46%
Thargomindah Airport 37.8 +3.9 45.2 14th 22.0 +1.5 12.6 4th 3.8 36.6 low 10%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 27.7 +0.7 29.6 25th 21.8 +0.3 19.7 4th 26.2 98.5 average 27%
Willis Island 29.8 -0.1 31.1 29th 25.1 +0.4 23.8 13th 1.4 39.5 v low 4%

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 Monday 1 December 2014. 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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