Queensland in June 2017: dry start to winter

A dry start to winter, with below average rainfall across most of the State, except southeastern parts of Queensland. Warm days across southern Queensland, with very warm days in the southeast quarter of the State. Overnight temperatures were close to average. 

Dry across much of the State; wet in the south

  • It was the 16th-driest June on record for Queensland
  • Little or no rain fell in most areas away from the east coast, except in the south
  • A number of locations had their driest June on record, or in several decades
  • A surface trough off the southeast coast on the 12th produced moderate falls in southeastern parts
  • At the end of the month, a rainband brought light to moderate falls to the Maranoa, Warrego and Darling Downs districts

Above average temperatures

  • Overall, Queensland had its ninth-warmest mean maximum temperature on record
  • Warmer than usual days across the southern half of Queensland, some locations, including Taroom, had their warmest June days on average on record 
  • Charleville, Injune and Mitchell had their warmest June days on average since 1991
  • Overall, overnight temperatures were above average for Queensland
  • Nights were cooler than average in the far west and central west
  • Warmer than usual nights about the Gulf Country and Cape York Peninsula, Weipa had its warmest June night on record on the 2nd, with 25.0 °C (5.0 °C above the long-term average)
  • Mean temperatures for June were the warmest on record at the Sunshine Coast and Coolangatta

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Extremes in June 2017
Hottest day 33.7 °C at Palmerville on the 17th
Warmest days on average 31.4 °C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 16.2 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 11.3 °C at Applethorpe on the 7th
Coldest night -3.4 °C at Oakey Aero on the 7th
Coolest nights on average 3.7 °C at Roma Airport
Warmest nights on average 25.0 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 26.6 °C at Coconut Island on the 2nd
Warmest on average overall 27.7 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 10.1 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 270.2 mm at Point Lookout
Wettest day 264.6 mm at Point Lookout
Strongest wind gust 94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse 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 lowest June total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Gairloch 13.8 14.0 in 2008 23 55.3
Yeppoon The Esplanade 6.0 8.0 in 2014 22 58.5

Lowest June total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
June
Lady Elliot Island 12.4 11.4 in 1961 92.8
Macknade Sugar Mill 6.0 5.5 in 1974* 61.2
Pleystowe Sugar Mill 1.5 0.4 in 1977 58.2
Rockhampton Aero 1.6 0.2 in 1977 38.6
Pacific Heights 4.6 0.0 in 1977* 70.9
Cardwell Marine Pde 7.6 6.6 in 1978* 47.0
Childers South 4.6 4.1 in 1980* 44.4
Proserpine Airport 1.4 0.0 in 1983* 42.3
Victoria Sugar Mill 10.2 3.0 in 1992 52.5
Seventeen Seventy 3.1 2.4 in 1992* 68.7
Mungallala 7.8 0.0 in 1992* 30.8

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




Record highest June mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Taroom Post Office 24.4 24.0 in 2001 65 21.5
Gladstone Radar 25.2 = 25.2 in 1991 59 23.3
Emerald Airport 24.9 = 24.9 in 2001 24 23.3
Roma Airport 22.6 22.2 in 2001 24 20.3
Gladstone Airport 24.7 24.4 in 2004 23 23.4
St George Airport 21.6 21.2 in 2004 20 19.8
Toowoomba Airport 18.4 = 18.4 in 2008 20 16.8

Highest June mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
June
Bollon Mary St 22.2 =22.2 in 1972 19.5
Charleville Aero 22.5 23.4 in 1991 19.9
Injune Post Office 23.0 23.6 in 1991 20.3
Mitchell Post Office 22.8 22.9 in 1991 19.7
Springsure Comet St 24.1 24.2 in 1996 22.2
Barcaldine Post Office 25.1 25.8 in 1996* 22.9

* 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

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Weipa Aero 25.0 on the 2nd 24.8 on the 23rd in 2016 25 20.0



Record highest June mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Coolangatta 13.4 13.0 in 1984 29 11.3

Highest June mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
June
Gold Coast Seaway 14.1 =14.1 in 1997 13.2



Record highest June mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Gladstone Radar 20.3 = 20.3 in 1991 59 18.8
Coolangatta 17.5 17.3 in 1996 28 16.2
Sunshine Coast Airport 17.5 17.4 in 2014 22 16.4
Tewantin RSL Park 18.0 = 18.0 in 2014 21 17.1



Summary statistics for June 2017

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2017
Mean for
June
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2017
Total for
June
2017
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2017
Fraction of
June
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.3 0.0 32.1 1st 25.0 +0.3 23.5 23rd 46.6 28.9 high 161%
Coen Airport 29.3 -0.4 31.2 17th 18.2 0.0 13.8 24th 0.4 4.4 average 9%
Horn Island 29.3 -0.1 30.5 1st 24.2 +0.3 22.9 23rd 22.6 15.3 high 148%
Scherger RAAF 29.9 -1.2 32.0 18th 20.2 +0.2 15.9 24th 1.2 5.8 average 21%
Weipa Aero 30.5 -0.6 32.1 21st 20.4 +0.4 16.0 24th 0 3.8 lowest 0%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 26.7 -0.8 28.0 26th 21.9 +1.7 17.9 24th 60.4 60.0 average 101%
Palmerville 31.0 +1.1 33.7 17th 15.3 +0.1 8.5 9th 2.0 11.9 average 17%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.6 +0.4 32.9 17th 15.7 +0.5 9.5 13th 0 4.5 v low 0%
Century Mine 29.6 +1.3 32.6 17th 13.6 0.0 8.9 13th 0 5.7 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 27.2 +1.0 30.2 18th 13.1 +1.5 7.8 9th 0 7.9 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 28.4 +1.4 31.7 16th 9.7 -0.2 2.4 12th 0 19.0 v low 0%
Kowanyama Airport 31.4 +0.6 33.3 18th 17.6 +1.3 12.3 9th 0 4.5 lowest 0%
Lake Julius AWS 27.7   31.3 28th 14.7   11.9 5th 0


Mornington Island Airport 26.5   29.3 27th 18.6   16.1 13th 0.4


Mount Isa Aero 26.5 +1.6 29.6 27th 9.7 -0.3 2.5 12th 0.2 6.5 average 3%
Normanton Airport 30.1 +0.3 33.2 17th 17.3 +0.6 12.6 9th 0 4.4 v low 0%
Sweers Island 25.9 -0.1 29.1 18th 19.3 +0.7 16.7 13th 0 5.7 v low 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport     30.4 18th 14.2 +0.3 9.2 8th 0 9.5 v low 0%
Hughenden Airport 26.6 +0.7 30.7 17th 11.0 +0.2 2.2 8th 0 20.9 v low 0%
Richmond Airport 27.8 +1.2 31.9 17th 9.1 -1.2 1.4 12th 0 16.5 v low 0%
Richmond Post Office 27.4 +1.2 32.1 17th 10.7 +0.8 4.6 9th 0 15.3 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 26.2 +0.2 28.7 18th 18.9 +1.0 12.6 8th 34.6 47.7 average 73%
Cairns Racecourse 25.7   28.1 18th 17.9   11.6 8th 33.0


Cape Flattery 26.5 -0.6 27.9 5th 22.0 +0.4 20.2 15th 14.0 41.4 low 34%
Cooktown Airport 26.6 -0.2 27.9 5th 20.2 +0.6 14.0 10th 22.4 39.4 average 57%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.2 -0.7 27.5 18th 21.3 0.0 19.8 15th 38.2 63.6 average 60%
Mareeba Airport 24.5 -0.9 27.9 12th 15.4 +0.1 8.8 9th 13.2 12.0 high 110%
Walkamin Research Station 22.9 -0.8 26.5 12th 14.6 +0.6 9.0 9th 22.2 19.0 average 117%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.0 -0.3 26.8 28th 16.4 +1.4 9.8 9th 7.6 47.0 v low 16%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 23.9   26.1 28th 17.7   11.3 8th 95.8


Ingham Composite 25.3 0.0 27.6 12th 14.9 0.0 8.9 9th 12.6 46.8 low 27%
Innisfail 24.1 -0.5 26.5 28th 17.3 +1.0 12.3 8th 169.4 189.0 average 90%
Innisfail Aerodrome 24.3   26.9 18th 15.8   7.7 9th 107.0


Lucinda Point 23.0 -0.9 24.3 12th 19.0 -0.1 15.6 10th 11.8 37.3 low 32%
Townsville Aero 25.8 +0.2 27.7 18th 14.8 +0.1 8.9 8th 0.6 21.2 low 3%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 24.7 -0.1 26.9 30th 14.9 -0.6 9.5 9th 7.6 26.8 low 28%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.7 +0.3 28.6 18th 13.0 0.0 6.2 9th 1.0 24.9 v low 4%
Bowen Airport AWS 25.2   27.6 18th 14.7   6.7 9th 0.6


Collinsville Post Office 25.2 0.0 27.8 17th 10.4 -0.1 4.2 9th 0.8 27.7 v low 3%
Hamilton Island Airport 21.8 -0.5 24.3 28th 19.0 +0.2 17.1 9th 11.0 70.0 v low 16%
Mackay Aero 23.7 +0.5 26.3 18th 12.3 -0.6 5.8 9th 6.4 63.9 v low 10%
Mackay M.O 22.3 +0.4 24.5 28th 14.4 +0.2 9.3 9th 3.0 63.9 v low 5%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 23.6   26.4 18th 12.0   5.9 8th 3.8


Proserpine Airport 24.6 0.0 27.2 18th 12.2 -0.7 5.4 9th 1.4 42.3 v low 3%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.6 +0.9 25.6 25th 10.7 -1.1 4.0 8th 2.8 105.1 v low 3%
St Lawrence 24.7 +0.6 27.0 18th 11.5 -1.0 5.5 8th 1.6 42.9 v low 4%
Williamson 24.6 +0.7 26.8 25th 10.6 -1.3 3.3 8th 7.2 45.3 low 16%
Woolshed 22.1 +0.3 24.3 18th 11.1 -0.8 3.6 9th 2.8 32.7 low 9%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 22.9 +1.0 24.9 18th 13.8 +0.3 7.6 8th 6.0 58.5 lowest 10%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 24.7 -0.3 27.3 18th 12.0 -0.8 6.7 13th 1.0 21.8 low 5%
Moranbah Airport 23.9   27.1 29th 7.8   2.2 9th 0


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 24.9   27.1 26th 10.1   6.0 9th 2.4


Clermont Airport 24.6   28.1 29th 6.0   -0.4 8th 0.8


Emerald Airport 24.9 +1.6 27.3 29th 10.0 -0.3 5.4 8th



Lochington 25.1   27.3 26th 5.9   1.1 8th 0.4


Rolleston Airport 24.3   27.0 17th 6.5   1.4 8th 0.8


Springsure Comet St 24.1 +1.9 26.6 17th 8.1 +0.9 0.8 8th 0 38.3 lowest 0%
Tambo Post Office 23.5 +1.9 27.7 26th 4.5 -0.5 -1.5 4th 0.6 29.2 low 2%
Taroom Post Office 24.4 +2.9 27.6 29th 6.5 0.0 2.4 1st 18.0 36.9 average 49%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 25.1 +2.2 29.0 26th 9.8 +0.7 4.2 8th 0 25.4 lowest 0%
Blackall Airport 24.5 +1.9 28.6 26th 7.0 -1.2 -0.3 8th 0 27.1 v low 0%
Isisford Post Office 25.1 +2.2 29.4 26th 8.5 +0.6 2.1 8th 0 21.6 lowest 0%
Longreach Aero 25.5 +1.8 29.5 26th 8.5 +0.2 1.9 12th 0 19.3 lowest 0%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 27.7 +1.7 30.7 26th 9.0 -0.9 3.4 8th 0 10.0 lowest 0%
Carters Bore 25.8   29.6 27th 13.3   7.1 12th 0


New May Downs 25.9   29.5 28th 12.3   7.6 12th 0


The Monument Airport 25.6 +1.6 29.8 26th 7.1 -1.4 2.2 8th 0 11.3 v low 0%
Trepell Airport 25.8 +1.4 29.8 26th 8.8 -0.6 4.5 8th 0 12.5 v low 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 26.4   31.1 26th 6.0   0.5 9th 0


Winton Airport 26.1 +1.4 29.4 17th 9.2 -0.6 3.7 8th 0 23.2 v low 0%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 23.0 +1.8 27.6 24th 8.0 +0.1 3.6 6th 0 13.3 v low 0%
Boulia Airport 25.1 +1.8 30.1 27th 9.8 +0.8 4.8 2nd 0 10.6 lowest 0%
Windorah Airport 23.8   29.5 27th 8.8   1.7 11th 0.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 23.8 +1.2 26.2 17th 12.0 +0.3 6.4 9th 7.0 52.2 low 13%
Gayndah Airport 23.9 +1.3 26.2 26th 8.4 -0.5 3.4 3rd 5.4 38.2 low 14%
Gladstone Airport 24.7 +1.3 26.7 18th 13.1 -0.2 8.0 8th 0.6 43.3 v low 1%
Gladstone Radar 25.2 +1.9 27.0 17th 15.5 +1.2 9.4 8th 0.8 38.7 v low 2%
Lady Elliot Island 22.9 +1.1 26.0 16th 18.3 +0.7 12.9 25th 12.4 92.8 v low 13%
Monto Township 22.5 +1.3 25.6 26th 6.4 -0.5 1.2 8th 9.8 37.6 low 26%
Rockhampton Aero 25.1 +1.6 27.6 18th 11.9 +0.9 6.3 8th 1.6 38.6 v low 4%
Rundle Island 22.1 +0.7 24.9 24th     14.6 8th



Sandy Cape Lighthouse 22.9 +1.1 26.8 26th 16.1 +0.9 12.4 8th 44.2 109.4 low 40%
Seventeen Seventy 22.9 +0.9 25.3 29th 15.5 +0.9 10.2 8th 3.1 68.7 v low 5%
Thangool Airport 23.6 +0.2 26.2 17th 6.5 -0.6 0.5 8th 8.6 32.4 low 27%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 23.0 +1.4 25.5 29th 7.5 +0.4 1.1 7th 48.8 47.4 high 103%
Archerfield Airport 22.6 +1.2 24.9 29th 10.6 +1.3 5.1 1st 60.8 67.6 average 90%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.0   24.9 29th 9.3   1.7 7th 47.4


Beerburrum Forest Station 22.6 +1.0 25.4 26th 11.1 +0.2 6.7 1st 71.2 78.5 average 91%
Brisbane 22.8 +0.9 25.1 26th 12.9 +1.1 9.4 8th 80.0 68.4 average 117%
Brisbane Aero 22.2 +1.0 23.9 17th 12.0 +1.3 7.4 7th 93.8 69.7 average 135%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.0 +1.3 23.5 28th 15.8 +1.6 12.1 8th 129.8 136.4 average 95%
Coolangatta 21.6 +0.6 24.1 29th 13.4 +2.1 6.2 7th 211.8 139.8 high 152%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 20.7 +0.5 24.6 29th 16.6 +1.6 12.4 7th 27.0 118.0 v low 23%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.2 +0.9 24.3 28th 14.1 +0.9 8.6 7th 132.0 119.4 average 111%
Gympie 23.2 +1.2 26.6 26th 8.3 +0.3 2.5 7th 14.4 60.8 low 24%
Hervey Bay Airport 23.0 +1.0 24.6 17th 11.8 -0.2 5.2 8th 25.2 84.8 v low 30%
Kingaroy Airport 21.1 +1.4 24.7 26th 5.3 -0.7 -1.2 7th 7.8 46.6 low 17%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.2 +0.6 24.5 29th 11.6 +1.5 6.9 7th 99.0 74.8 high 132%
Maryborough 23.6 +1.2 25.8 26th 10.3 -0.1 3.4 7th 19.2 67.5 low 28%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 22.8   25.5 26th 12.7   7.9 7th 35.4


Point Lookout 22.9 +1.3 24.8 25th 15.6 +1.1 12.2 7th 270.2 164.6 v high 164%
Rainbow Beach 22.5 +0.9 26.1 26th      
55.8 119.1 low 47%
Redcliffe 22.0 +1.1 24.2 24th 13.3 +0.9 9.4 8th 139.0 85.5 high 163%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 21.8   23.2 24th 12.1   8.2 1st 138.6


Sunshine Coast Airport 22.6 +1.2 24.9 24th 12.3 +0.9 6.2 7th 35.2 123.5 low 29%
Tewantin RSL Park 22.5 +0.9 25.2 26th 13.5 +0.9 7.7 7th 43.4 127.0 low 34%
University of Queensland Gatton 23.0 +1.9 25.9 29th 8.2 +0.6 3.1 1st 21.6 42.2 average 51%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 16.2 +1.6 18.4 25th 3.9 +0.6 -2.7 1st 29.8 39.9 average 75%
Dalby Airport 21.9 +1.9 24.9 26th 5.6 0.0 -1.9 1st 16.6 32.4 average 51%
Oakey Aero 21.0 +2.0 25.1 29th 4.2 -0.1 -3.4 7th 17.6 30.6 average 58%
Texas Post Office 20.9 +1.5 23.8 28th 6.2 +1.5 -0.8 7th 19.2 41.2 average 47%
Toowoomba Airport 18.4 +1.6 21.7 25th 8.0 +0.4 2.7 7th 35.8 38.3 average 93%
Warwick 19.0 +0.7 22.1 25th 5.3 +0.3 -2.6 7th 24.2 38.3 average 63%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 23.0 +2.7 27.2 26th 4.0 -0.6 -1.5 3rd 7.8 30.6 low 25%
Mitchell Post Office 22.8 +3.1 27.6 27th 5.3 +1.0 N/A N/A 15.2 34.4 average 44%
Roma Airport 22.6 +2.3 26.9 27th 3.7 -1.7 -2.6 3rd 6.2 30.5 low 20%
St George Airport 21.6 +1.8 26.3 28th 6.1 -0.5 1.1 1st 5.2 36.0 low 14%
Surat 22.3 +2.2 26.2 27th 5.6 0.0 -0.4 3rd 7.6 37.0 low 21%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 22.2 +2.7 25.5 29th 5.8 0.0 0.3 4th 8.6 30.7 low 28%
Charleville Aero 22.5 +2.6 27.5 27th 5.6 -0.1 -0.4 8th 9.2 26.1 average 35%
Cunnamulla Post Office 21.3 +2.0 25.5 25th 7.3 +0.4 3.0 1st 17.6 26.4 average 67%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 22.0 +1.7 26.2 24th 8.0 -0.3 2.8 11th 4.8 15.6 average 31%
Thargomindah Airport 21.0 +1.0 25.8 25th 7.5 -0.4 2.4 6th 6.8 17.5 average 39%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 23.5   25.0 12th 21.5   20.0 8th



Middle Percy Island 21.0 -0.1 24.0 28th 17.6 +0.6 14.9 8th 44.8 81.8 low 55%
Willis Island 27.1 +0.6 28.4 17th 23.6 +0.9 20.2 15th 48.6 55.6 average 87%

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 Monday 3 July 2017. 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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