Queensland in July 2016: A wet month; warm nights overall

July rainfall was well above average in Queensland, and the seventh-wettest July on record. July mean maximum temperatures were slightly above average, while mean minimum temperatures were the seventh-warmest on record.

Heavy rainfall

  • Wet across the State; seventh-wettest July on record for Queensland and 188% above average
  • Numerous locations had their wettest July day on record between the 15th and the 20th.
  • Very heavy rainfall about Capricornia on the 17th, with daily falls in excess of 200 mm. 
  • Many locations had their wettest July on record, including Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Emerald, Cardwell, Ingham and Richmond.
  • Flooding occurred throughout July in many locations. Flood warnings were issued for the Bulloo, Burdekin, Diamantina, Fitzroy, Georgina, Macintyre, Paroo, and Warrego Rivers, and Cooper Creek.

Maximum temperatures were hot and cold 

  • Numerous stations recorded their warmest July day on record on the 22nd and 23rd, including Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Maryborough, Gympie, Toowoomba and Gatton.
  • Cold days occurred in the northwest, central west and southern interior on the 14th and 15th. Many locations had their coldest July day on record, including Mt Isa, Charleville, Tambo, Isisford, Roma and Miles.

Minimum temperatures warmer than usual 

  • A number of stations had their warmest night on record between the 19th and the 23rd, including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Cardwell, Longreach, Charleville and Surat.
  • Longreach recorded three days in a row with minimum temperatures above the previous record, set in 1993 (18.5 °C on the 19th, 19.3  °C on the 10th and 19.4  °C on the 21st).
  • Overall, Queensland had its seventh-warmest July mean minimum temperatures on record.
  • Numerous locations had their warmest July mean minimum temperature on record, or in the last 20 years.

Foggy days in Brisbane City

  • Thick fog blanketed the Brisbane City area on the 18th, causing disruptions to transportation services.

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Extremes in July 2016
Hottest day 34.8 °C at Burketown Airport on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 31.7 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest days on average 15.7 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 6.8 °C at Applethorpe on the 6th
Coldest night -4.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 30th
Coolest nights on average 3.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.8 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 25.5 °C at Coconut Island on the 27th
Warmest on average overall 28.2 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 10.1 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 485.0 mm at Byfield Childs Road
Wettest day 310.8 mm at Pacific Heights on the 17th
Strongest wind gust 91 km/h at Rundle Island on the 16th


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 highest July daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Clermont Post Office 118.0 on the 16th 96.5 on the 10th in 1933 132
Croydon Township 48.0 on the 15th 35.0 on the 15th in 2006 127
Richmond Post Office 53.2 on the 15th 51.6 on the 2nd in 1900 126
Pacific Heights 310.8 on the 17th 153.7 on the 11th in 1933 124
Capella Post Office 115.6 on the 16th 80.3 on the 10th in 1933 118
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 151.0 on the 16th 145.1 on the 5th in 1988 103
Mt Douglas 87.0 on the 16th 78.5 on the 7th in 1956 97
Byfield Childs Road 289.0 on the 17th 156.2 on the 5th in 1973 85
Koumala Hatfields Road 193.0 on the 16th 171.2 on the 1st in 1921 81
Rockhampton Aero 136.8 on the 17th 58.6 on the 4th in 1988 78
Upper Stone Exelby 47.0 on the 20th 44.5 on the 7th in 1942 77
Booroondarra 95.0 on the 16th 76.0 on the 10th in 1978 73
Riverslea TM 125.0 on the 17th 92.2 on the 8th in 1935 71
Broadmeadows 143.8 on the 17th 90.0 on the 11th in 1993 61
Cardowan 65.0 on the 16th 60.0 on the 27th in 1984 56
Werrington Station 75.0 on the 15th 65.0 on the 10th in 2012 56
Juanita 95.0 on the 16th 70.0 on the 11th in 1978 54
Carmila Beach Road 255.6 on the 16th 170.6 on the 5th in 1988 53
Weona 129.8 on the 19th 80.4 on the 10th in 1978 53
Walkamin Research Station 22.0 on the 20th 21.2 on the 5th in 1999 52
Solway Downs Station 55.6 on the 19th 38.4 on the 26th in 1984 48
Talagai 117.0 on the 16th 63.4 on the 24th in 2008 48
Jochmus 78.0 on the 16th 63.0 on the 11th in 1993 47
Ironhurst Station 42.0 on the 15th 36.0 on the 23rd in 2008 46
Mystery Park 131.2 on the 16th 69.2 on the 27th in 1984 43
Plainby Station 65.4 on the 20th 64.0 on the 3rd in 1988 38
Lochinvar 37.0 on the 16th 35.6 on the 30th in 1980 37
MIM Rifle Creek 66.0 on the 18th 60.0 on the 10th in 1978 35
Green Hills 59.2 on the 15th 49.5 on the 23rd in 2008 31
Mackay Aero 64.4 on the 16th 61.0 on the 24th in 2008 31
Frankfield Station 105.0 on the 16th 46.0 on the 24th in 2008 27
Emerald Airport 112.8 on the 16th 60.2 on the 24th in 2008 25
Glencoe 46.2 on the 16th 27.0 on the 26th in 2001 24
Cloncurry Airport 19.6 on the 15th 13.0 on the 7th in 2010 23
Gladstone Airport 77.8 on the 17th 69.4 on the 15th in 2012 23
Islay Plains 70.5 on the 16th 50.0 on the 3rd in 1988 23
Lloyona 67.0 on the 16th 42.2 on the 24th in 2008 23
Wyora 62.0 on the 20th 23.0 on the 9th in 1993 23
Yeppoon The Esplanade 252.2 on the 17th 52.2 on the 24th in 2008 23
Mt Pleasant Station 32.8 on the 15th 32.0 on the 10th in 2012 22
Tarana Crossing 33.0 on the 16th 20.6 on the 27th in 1996 20
Tulmur 73.0 on the 19th 14.0 on the 28th in 1998 20



Record highest July total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Cardwell Marine Pde 190.6 170.4 in 1893 143 32.4
Pacific Heights 453.6 327.7 in 1933 126 49.2
Richmond Post Office 131.1 95.3 in 1936 126 10.2
Belmont 101.8 99.4 in 1978 113 10.8
Byfield Childs Road 485.0 267.9 in 1973 85 66.4
Rockhampton Aero 254.4 184.0 in 1950 78 32.0
Upper Stone Exelby 127.4 120.8 in 2008 77 23.1
Broadmeadows 249.8 166.4 in 1973 61 38.2
Werrington Station 95.0 87.0 in 2012 56 14.0
Carmila Beach Road 319.2 228.0 in 1988 53 34.4
Weona 218.0 103.8 in 1978 53 12.4
Ingham Composite 138.0 130.5 in 2008 48 37.9
Solway Downs Station 101.2 66.2 in 1984 48 8.7
Rollingstone 96.4 90.6 in 2008 44 14.7
Mystery Park 204.8 149.2 in 2012 43 31.3
Robin Hood Station 53.0 = 53.0 in 1989 40 6.7
Plainby Station 135.8 76.4 in 1988 38 12.0
MIM Rifle Creek 84.4 72.2 in 1986 35 9.4
Gereta Station 23.6 23.1 in 1921 28 2.7
Frankfield Station 126.0 82.0 in 2008 27 18.4
Emerald Airport 133.4 76.4 in 2008 25 18.1
Glencoe 75.8 60.2 in 2008 24 13.8
Islay Plains 87.0 61.5 in 2008 24 19.8
Cloncurry Airport 47.2 20.0 in 2010 23 3.8
Gairloch 137.8 133.6 in 2012 23 41.5
Lloyona 115.0 91.0 in 2008 23 18.8
Yeppoon The Esplanade 384.2 123.4 in 2012 23 45.0
Wyora 132.4 33.6 in 2012 22 11.6
Miles Constance Street 50.0 46.0 in 2008 20 17.8
Tulmur 166.3 28.0 in 2012 20 12.5

Highest July total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Yaamba 252.8 363.6 in 1933 35.3
Mount Larcom Post Office 204.1 334.5 in 1933* 38.9
Bambaroo 91.8 120.1 in 1938 18.0
Glenlands 163.4 451.0 in 1933* 33.9
Lands End Station 77.8 83.8 in 1944 7.1
Booroondarra 130.8 151.4 in 1950 26.9
Capella Post Office 142.5 154.6 in 1950 23.9
Clermont Post Office 154.7 192.5 in 1950 25.5
Holmleigh 85.6 106.4 in 1950 13.5
Victoria Sugar Mill 131.2 143.0 in 1950 35.3
Willis Island 227.0 252.8 in 1950* 40.1
Riverslea TM 190.0 248.7 in 1933* 32.3
Koumala Hatfields Road 262.0 273.2 in 1950* 47.0
Rewan Station 115.2 125.8 in 1973* 30.3
Hawkins Creek 224.4 230.8 in 1981 78.1
Mulgrave Mill 89.0 98.3 in 1944* 29.9
Carnarvon Station 72.4 95.0 in 1980* 26.9
Alpha Post Office 83.4 185.5 in 1984 24.1
Anakie Richardson St 147.2 193.0 in 1984 26.9
Belvedere 127.0 143.5 in 1984 27.3
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 49.0 77.4 in 1978* 7.5
Comet Post Office 134.0 148.4 in 1984 25.8
Isisford Post Office 68.2 88.4 in 1984 20.8
Muttaburra 72.0 142.3 in 1984 17.1
Somerby 105.5 180.0 in 1984 24.7
Spring Creek Station 65.0 162.3 in 1984 26.6
Taroom Post Office 76.5 170.2 in 1984 33.3
Bulliwallah 131.0 239.0 in 1981* 22.8
Springsure Comet St 102.5 154.0 in 1984* 28.5
Ulcanbah 76.2 155.6 in 1984* 16.9
Wharton Creek Station 71.0 199.2 in 1984* 25.7
Woodbine Station 61.0 93.0 in 1984* 11.8
Bauhinia Downs Store 107.4 195.0 in 1984* 29.4
Juanita 116.4 162.6 in 1984* 21.3
Lucinda Point 54.8 166.8 in 1981* 21.9
Mount Isa Aero 23.8 67.4 in 1986 5.9
Westmoreland Station 8.0 53.2 in 1986 1.8
Woorarra 96.8 154.5 in 1984* 22.3
Wyseby 98.3 201.4 in 1984* 30.1
Camooweal Township 21.0 77.0 in 1986* 5.5
Devoncourt Station 43.0 59.2 in 1986* 7.5
Mahrigong 48.4 145.2 in 1984* 13.2
Mount Isa Mine 25.6 71.2 in 1986* 6.2
Tiree 91.2 107.4 in 1984* 15.3
Peakvale Station 140.2 214.5 in 1984* 25.4
Theodore 95.0 164.2 in 1984* 30.3
Evesham Station 64.3 80.4 in 1988* 16.8
Albro Station 65.0 171.5 in 1984* 18.1
Eastmere 80.5 163.6 in 1984* 19.5
Mantuan Downs 106.8 234.7 in 1984* 25.7
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 209.3 239.2 in 1988* 36.4
Yantumara 107.8 191.2 in 1984* 29.7
Blackall Township 53.9 78.6 in 1993 24.9
Gue 47.8 90.2 in 1993 12.3
Katandra 64.6 102.0 in 1993 12.2
Aramac Post Office 49.2 67.8 in 1993* 19.6
Cairns Aero 83.4 95.4 in 1994 29.9
Chinchilla Water Treatment Plant 60.2 63.9 in 1993* 36.5
Jochmus 80.0 92.0 in 1993* 19.3

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




Record highest July temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Brisbane * =29.1on the 23rd29.1on 23rd in 194611621.8
Maryborough 30.1 on the 23rd 28.6 on the 26th in 2015 59 22.0
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.6 on the 22nd 26.2 on the 21st in 1998 56 19.5
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.2 on the 19th 22.2 on the 30th in 2010 54 14.8
Gympie 30.2 on the 23rd 29.4 on the 26th in 2015 51 21.9
University of Queensland Gatton 29.0 on the 22nd = 29.0 on the 31st in 1974 51 20.7
Applethorpe 22.3 on the 20th 21.7 on the 30th in 2010 48 14.0
Archerfield Airport 29.2 on the 23rd 28.3 on the 21st in 1998 42 21.2
Mackay Aero 28.5 on the 24th = 28.5 on the 15th in 2005 31 22.6
Coolangatta 29.6 on the 23rd 26.9 on the 4th in 2007 28 20.5
Dalby Airport 27.4 on the 22nd 27.0 on the 4th in 2004 25 19.6
Gold Coast Seaway 28.9 on the 23rd 26.8 on the 4th in 2007 25 21.1
Rainbow Beach 27.3 on the 23rd 26.9 on the 31st in 2010 25 21.1
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.3 on the 23rd 27.4 on the 13th in 1995 24 21.4
Brisbane Aero 29.5 on the 23rd 27.6 on the 13th in 1995 23 20.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 31.4 on the 23rd 27.7 on the 31st in 2010 23 20.9
Tewantin RSL Park 30.4 on the 23rd 27.9 on the 8th in 1998 21 21.1
Toowoomba Airport 24.5 on the 22nd 24.3 on the 30th in 2010 21 16.5
Point Lookout 27.9 on the 23rd 26.1 on the 7th in 1998 20 21.0
* Observations taken from the current (open) site, and compared with current (open) and old (closed) site in Brisbane.

Record lowest July daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Ayr DPI Research Stn 15.6 on the 15th 16.1 on the 25th in 1957 60 25.2
Tambo Post Office 9.0 on the 14th 9.7 on the 7th in 2010 60 21.3
Isisford Post Office 10.2 on the 15th = 10.2 on the 7th in 2010 57 22.7
Barcaldine Post Office 9.5 on the 15th 12.6 on the 25th in 1984 55 22.7
Longreach Aero 9.1 on the 15th 11.2 on the 7th in 2010 51 23.6
Mount Isa Aero 10.1 on the 14th 10.6 on the 24th in 1984 50 24.8
Ingham Composite 18.0 on the 15th = 18.0 on the 13th in 1978 48 24.9
Kowanyama Airport 18.8 on the 15th 20.0 on the 26th in 1984 48 30.7
Mitchell Post Office 9.0 on the 14th = 9.0 on the 28th in 1986 47 19.4
Lucinda Point 17.5 on the 15th 18.6 on the 20th in 2007 27 23.1
Emerald Airport 13.0 on the 14th 13.6 on the 23rd in 2008 25 23.2
Roma Airport 8.6 on the 14th 10.6 on the 7th in 2010 25 20.2
Charters Towers Airport 13.1 on the 15th 13.3 on the 11th in 1998 24 24.9
Cloncurry Airport 11.4 on the 14th 13.7 on the 7th in 2010 22 26.3
Alva Beach 16.0 on the 15th 17.7 on the 17th in 2006 20 24.2
Miles Constance Street 10.5 on the 14th 11.9 on the 7th in 2010 20 20.0



Record highest July mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.7 20.6 in 1993 106 19.0
Mackay M.O 22.9 22.5 in 1993 56 21.3
Lockhart River Airport 28.5 28.3 in 2009 50 27.1
Mackay Aero 23.9 23.8 in 2004 30 22.6
Coolangatta 21.7 21.5 in 2004 27 20.5
Rainbow Beach 22.4 22.2 in 1993 24 21.1
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.4 = 22.4 in 2004 23 21.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.7 21.8 in 2014 22 20.9
Tewantin RSL Park 22.5 21.9 in 2002 20 21.1

Highest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Maryborough 23.8 24.1 in 1953* 22.0
Innisfail 25.3 25.5 in 1981 24.1
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.6 21.8 in 1995 19.5
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.3 25.5 in 1995* 23.9

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




Lowest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
July
Longreach Aero 21.5 20.7 in 1989 23.6



Record highest July daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Townsville Aero 22.2 on the 19th 21.7 on the 25th in 2010 76 13.7
Charleville Aero 18.7 on the 21st 17.2 on the 7th in 1993 75 4.2
Cairns Aero 22.8 on the 20th 22.7 on the 15th in 2012 74 17.1
Cardwell Marine Pde 22.1 on the 20th 22.0 on the 21st in 1998 59 13.7
Cunnamulla Post Office 18.2 on the 21st 17.6 on the 7th in 1993 58 5.7
Isisford Post Office 19.7 on the 21st 18.6 on the 1st in 1981 58 6.6
Barcaldine Post Office 18.9 on the 21st = 18.9 on the 26th in 1993 55 8.0
Surat 16.5 on the 23rd 16.0 on the 7th in 1993 52 4.3
Longreach Aero 19.4 on the 21st 18.5 on the 26th in 1993 51 7.1
Applethorpe 14.8 on the 23rd 14.0 on the 13th in 2012 48 1.9
Mackay Aero 21.0 on the 19th 20.9 on the 14th in 2012 31 11.2
Seventeen Seventy 20.0 on the 23rd 19.8 on the 9th in 1993 30 13.7
Proserpine Airport 21.4 on the 19th 20.9 on the 14th in 2012 27 11.1
Dalby Airport 16.9 on the 23rd 16.6 on the 31st in 2010 25 4.0
Emerald Airport 18.4 on the 21st 18.2 on the 3rd in 2004 25 8.9
Thangool Airport 17.9 on the 18th 17.8 on the 13th in 2012 25 5.5
Charters Towers Airport 20.8 on the 19th 20.0 on the 14th in 2012 24 11.5
Toowoomba Airport 16.1 on the 23rd 14.7 on the 13th in 2012 21 6.4
Alva Beach 22.2 on the 20th 22.0 on the 21st in 1998 20 14.2
Point Lookout 20.2 on the 23rd 19.9 on the 28th in 1998 20 13.5
St George Airport 17.0 on the 21st 16.3 on the 23rd in 2003 20 5.1



Record highest July mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Low Isles Lighthouse 22.3 22.2 in 2010 48 20.5

Highest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Archerfield Airport 10.5 12.3 in 1993 7.6
Boulia Airport 11.1 11.4 in 1993 7.8
Charleville Aero 7.8 9.3 in 1993 4.2
Cunnamulla Post Office 8.4 8.7 in 1993 5.7
Emerald Airport 11.4 12.7 in 1993 8.9
Oakey Aero 6.4 7.9 in 1993 2.8
University of Queensland Gatton 9.2 10.9 in 1993* 6.2

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




Record highest July mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Double Island Point Lighthouse 18.6 18.4 in 2005 74 16.8
Brisbane Aero 16.5 = 16.5 in 2013 22 14.9

Highest July mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Amberley AMO 15.4 16.7 in 1993 13.3
Archerfield Airport 16.5 17.3 in 1993 14.4
Dalby Airport 13.5 14.9 in 1993 11.8
Gold Coast Seaway 17.8 18.4 in 1993 16.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 16.7 17.1 in 1993 15.1
Oakey Aero 13.0 13.9 in 1993 10.7
University of Queensland Gatton 15.6 16.8 in 1993* 13.5
Applethorpe 10.1 11.3 in 1993* 7.9

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




Summary statistics for July 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
July
2016
Mean for
July
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
July
2016
Total for
July
2016
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2016
Fraction of
July
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.7 +2.1 33.4 20th 24.8 +0.9 23.6 17th 59.0 18.4 v high 321%
Coen Airport 30.3 +1.4 32.3 21st 18.4 +1.3 14.2 5th 0.4 0.7 average 57%
Horn Island 29.7 +0.9 30.7 30th 24.0 +0.9 21.9 2nd 24.0 9.2 v high 261%
Scherger RAAF 31.1 +0.2 33.2 27th 19.8 +0.8 16.6 25th 0 2.0 v low 0%
Weipa Aero 31.4 +0.4 33.5 23rd 20.0 +1.1 16.6 25th 0.2 1.4 average 14%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.5 +1.4 29.6 24th 21.2 +1.8 16.8 2nd 8.0 43.2 v low 19%
Palmerville 31.1 +1.2 34.0 23rd 15.8 +1.7 12.5 17th 0.6 5.0 average 12%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.0 0.0 34.8 23rd 14.8 +0.4 11.0 18th 11.4 3.0 high 380%
Century Mine 28.6 +0.1 34.5 23rd 13.1 +0.4 9.5 8th 11.0 3.4 high 324%
Cloncurry Airport 25.1 -1.2 32.7 11th 12.1 +1.6 7.4 7th 47.2 3.8 highest 1242%
Julia Creek Airport 25.9 -1.4 33.9 11th 10.6 +2.1 4.3 7th 104.6 9.2 v high 1137%
Kowanyama Airport 30.4 -0.3 33.2 20th 16.9 +1.5 11.2 17th 3.8 2.4 high 158%
Lake Julius AWS 25.9   33.2 11th 13.9   9.1 14th 29.2
Mornington Island Airport 25.5   30.7 23rd 16.9   12.9 15th 5.4
Mount Isa Aero 24.8 0.0 33.2 11th 9.8 +1.1 3.6 7th 23.8 5.9 v high 403%
Normanton Airport 28.9 -0.8 33.7 22nd 16.5 +0.7 10.6 15th 29.2 3.3 v high 885%
Sweers Island 25.5 +0.1 28.9 7th 17.9 +0.3 12.4 15th 9.6 3.2 high 300%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 28.7 +0.3 32.4 12th 15.1 +1.9 9.5 17th 57.8 12.3 high 470%
Hughenden Airport 25.6 -0.3 32.2 12th 10.9 +1.7 3.4 7th 86.2 15.4 v high 560%
Richmond Airport 25.5 -1.2 32.9 12th 10.7 +2.0 4.9 29th 127.8 12.1 v high 1056%
Richmond Post Office 25.3 -0.7 32.7 11th 11.0 +2.4 4.7 7th 131.1 10.2 highest 1285%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.2 +1.5 28.9 11th 19.3 +2.2 14.9 8th 83.4 29.9 v high 279%
Cairns Racecourse 26.7   28.7 5th 18.2   12.9 9th 98.8
Cape Flattery 27.7 +1.3 29.2 11th 22.9 +2.0 21.2 15th 48.4 40.9 high 118%
Cooktown Airport 27.2 +1.1 29.3 19th 20.0 +2.2 13.7 1st 31.6 21.4 high 148%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.2 +0.7 27.8 2nd 22.3 +1.8 20.4 15th 75.8 35.8 v high 212%
Mareeba Airport 26.2 +1.4 28.6 23rd 15.5 +1.8 12.5 25th 8.2 6.1 average 134%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.0 +0.2 27.0 25th 17.2 +3.5 11.8 8th 190.6 32.4 highest 588%
Ingham Composite 25.9 +1.0 29.3 24th 16.0 +2.3 10.7 29th 138.0 37.9 highest 364%
Innisfail 25.3 +1.2 27.7 25th 18.1 +2.9 14.2 8th 138.4 137.6 average 101%
Innisfail Aerodrome 25.4   28.6 18th 16.6   10.5 8th 149.6
Lucinda Point 23.7 +0.6 26.7 25th 19.2 +1.2 13.0 16th 54.8 21.9 v high 250%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.3 +1.4 28.0 24th 17.6 +2.5 12.2 8th 172.2 111.2 high 155%
Townsville Aero 26.0 +0.9 29.8 13th 16.5 +2.8 10.4 8th 53.8 14.9 v high 361%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 24.6 +0.4 26.5 27th 16.1 +1.9 9.9 7th 47.0 17.6 high 267%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.9 +0.7 29.1 5th 14.5 +2.8 7.7 7th 39.2 15.6 high 251%
Bowen Airport AWS 25.5   27.8 27th 15.7   8.0 7th 51.0
Collinsville Post Office 25.6 +0.6 28.5 24th 12.3 +3.3 5.3 7th 53.0 20.0 high 265%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.6 +1.3 26.5 24th 19.2 +1.5 14.8 15th 95.6 43.4 high 220%
Mackay Aero 23.9 +1.3 28.5 24th 13.7 +2.5 6.5 7th 83.2 34.8 high 239%
Mackay M.O 22.9 +1.6 28.9 5th 15.2 +2.2 9.6 7th 112.8 40.4 v high 279%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 23.6   28.1 24th 13.6   6.7 7th 140.2
Proserpine Airport 24.9 +0.6 29.6 24th 13.6 +2.5 6.0 8th 80.0 24.4 v high 328%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.5 +1.2 27.5 24th 11.9 +2.4 5.1 7th 243.8 71.2 v high 342%
St Lawrence 24.3 +0.5 27.7 5th 12.7 +2.0 5.6 7th 252.2 51.0 v high 495%
Williamson 24.3 +0.6 28.2 24th 12.5 +2.7 5.1 7th 150.4 40.7 v high 370%
Woolshed 22.5 +0.6 25.6 24th 12.0 +1.5 4.6 8th 0 23.2 v low 0%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.9 +0.6 26.1 23rd 13.6 +1.7 6.9 7th 384.2 45.0 highest 854%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 25.1 +0.2 29.2 24th 13.1 +1.6 6.6 8th 72.2 20.6 high 350%
Moranbah Airport 23.9   29.3 24th 10.7   2.6 7th 123.6
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 23.2   28.9 23rd 11.1   4.9 9th 112.0
Clermont Airport 22.8   29.0 23rd 9.3   2.9 8th 154.2
Emerald Airport 22.9 -0.3 30.2 23rd 11.4 +2.5 5.7 7th 133.4 18.1 highest 737%
Rolleston Airport 22.3   29.7 23rd 8.9   3.8 2nd 87.6
Springsure Comet St 21.7 -0.4 28.1 23rd 9.8 +3.5 2.2 7th 102.5 28.5 v high 360%
Tambo Post Office 20.9 -0.4 27.3 22nd 6.9 +3.2 0.5 6th 46.6 26.9 high 173%
Taroom Post Office 21.9 +0.8 28.9 22nd 8.4 +3.2 1.4 3rd 76.5 33.3 v high 230%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 22.5 -0.2 28.0 12th 11.1 +3.1 4.8 7th 44.9 22.5 high 200%
Blackall Airport 21.0 -1.6 27.4 22nd 8.7 +2.3 1.0 6th 58.2 15.3 v high 380%
Isisford Post Office 21.9 -0.8 27.6 21st 10.1 +3.5 2.3 6th 68.2 20.8 v high 328%
Longreach Aero 21.5 -2.1 28.4 11th 9.7 +2.6 3.1 7th 59.8 19.0 high 315%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 25.7 -0.1 33.7 11th 10.4 +1.6 5.2 29th 21.0 5.5 v high 382%
Carters Bore 23.5   31.4 10th 12.7   7.3 15th 22.0
New May Downs 24.3   32.4 11th 12.1   6.8 7th 24.2
The Monument Airport 22.5 -1.7 31.2 10th 9.4 +2.3 3.2 6th 48.8 7.7 v high 634%
Trepell Airport 22.7 -1.8 32.3 11th 10.8 +2.9 4.7 6th 33.8 4.7 v high 719%
Urandangi Aerodrome 23.5   32.3 10th 8.3   2.7 28th 11.2
Winton Airport 23.0 -2.1 32.0 11th 10.7 +2.2 4.4 6th 121.4 15.6 v high 778%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 21.9 -1.0 30.4 22nd 9.0 +1.6 4.3 6th 9.5 10.7 high 89%
Birdsville Airport 21.3 -0.5 31.7 22nd 8.6 +1.6 4.4 16th 0.8 4.5 average 18%
Boulia Airport 22.5 -0.4 30.9 22nd 11.1 +3.3 6.5 6th 20.4 9.9 high 206%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 23.2 +1.1 28.4 23rd 12.0 +1.8 5.9 2nd 45.2 40.1 average 113%
Gayndah Airport 23.4 +0.9 30.2 23rd 9.7 +2.6 1.9 3rd 31.0 18.9 high 164%
Gladstone Airport 23.6 +0.7 26.4 27th 13.3 +1.5 7.8 7th 140.8 28.9 v high 487%
Gladstone Radar 23.6 +0.7 26.8 22nd 14.9 +1.5 9.7 8th 135.8 35.2 v high 386%
Lady Elliot Island 22.7 +1.6 25.2 21st 18.1 +1.5 12.5 2nd 59.2 90.0 average 66%
Monto Township 22.4 +1.5 28.5 22nd 8.0 +2.7 0.7 3rd 80.5 35.5 high 227%
Rockhampton Aero 24.1 +0.9 29.4 24th 12.6 +3.0 6.8 7th 254.4 32.0 highest 795%
Rundle Island 21.3 +0.7 24.1 22nd 17.1 +1.1 13.4 7th
Seventeen Seventy 21.9 +0.6 24.4 27th     9.9 7th 107.0 41.3 high 259%
Thangool Airport 23.2 0.0 28.9 23rd 8.1 +2.6 2.3 29th 73.0 28.3 high 258%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.6 +1.4 29.4 23rd 8.2 +2.9 0.1 3rd 24.2 38.0 average 64%
Archerfield Airport 22.5 +1.3 29.2 23rd 10.5 +2.9 3.5 3rd 20.6 47.4 average 43%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.3   28.8 23rd 7.7   0.8 2nd 23.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 22.3 +0.7 29.6 23rd 10.7 +1.5 5.1 3rd 24.2 63.9 low 38%
Brisbane 22.5 +0.7 29.1 23rd 12.3 +2.2 7.2 3rd 28.2 24.0 average 118%
Brisbane Aero 21.5 +0.7 29.5 23rd 11.4 +2.4 6.8 2nd 21.6 29.0 average 74%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.7 +1.7 24.5 23rd 15.0 +1.8 11.1 6th 17.0 113.8 low 15%
Coolangatta 21.7 +1.2 29.6 23rd 11.1 +1.0 4.8 2nd 12.8 72.5 low 18%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.6 +2.1 26.6 22nd 15.6 +1.6 10.0 7th 14.0 83.9 low 17%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.0 +0.9 28.9 23rd 13.4 +1.4 8.1 28th 16.4 48.7 average 34%
Gympie 22.9 +1.0 30.2 23rd 8.5 +2.2 2.0 2nd 34.0 52.1 average 65%
Hervey Bay Airport 22.8 +1.2 24.6 20th 11.3 +1.3 4.4 28th 23.2 44.1 average 53%
Jimna Forestry 19.0 +1.0 25.9 23rd 7.4 +2.3 -0.5 3rd 6.8 24.4 average 28%
Kingaroy Airport 20.3 +0.8 27.2 22nd 6.2 +2.7 -1.9 3rd 44.4 20.7 high 214%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.4 +1.0 29.3 23rd 10.9 +2.2 5.8 2nd 19.0 34.1 low 56%
Maryborough 23.8 +1.8 30.1 23rd 10.1 +1.5 3.4 2nd 39.4 51.8 average 76%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 22.3   30.0 23rd 11.1   6.0 3rd 42.8
Point Lookout 22.1 +1.1 27.9 23rd 14.9 +1.4 10.1 6th 21.4 101.2 low 21%
Rainbow Beach 22.4 +1.3 27.3 23rd       35.2 70.7 low 50%
Redcliffe 21.4 +0.9 29.7 23rd 12.5 +1.5 8.2 2nd 8.8 27.6 low 32%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 21.3   28.4 23rd 11.9   7.2 3rd 27.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.7 +1.8 31.4 23rd 10.1 +0.6 3.8 28th 33.0 64.9 average 51%
Tewantin RSL Park 22.5 +1.4 30.4 23rd 12.0 +0.9 6.7 28th 25.4 72.8 low 35%
University of Queensland Gatton 22.0 +1.3 29.0 22nd 9.2 +3.0 1.2 3rd 25.4 36.7 average 69%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 15.7 +1.7 22.3 20th 4.6 +2.7 -3.3 2nd 21.6 43.4 average 50%
Dalby Airport 20.4 +0.8 27.4 22nd 6.4 +2.4 -2.5 3rd 33.6 23.1 high 145%
Oakey Aero 19.5 +1.0 26.3 22nd 6.4 +3.6 -2.4 3rd 30.0 29.2 average 103%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 16.7 +1.9 23.2 19th 3.4 +2.4 -4.5 30th 25.5 48.5 low 53%
Texas Post Office 18.7 -0.1 24.6 22nd 6.0 +2.3 -1.2 30th 26.2 41.7 average 63%
Toowoomba Airport 17.5 +1.0 24.5 22nd 7.9 +1.5 1.2 3rd 40.4 28.1 high 144%
Warwick 18.8 +0.9 24.9 19th 5.4 +2.5 -2.0 2nd 15.8 25.6 average 62%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 20.1 +0.1 27.7 22nd 6.6 +2.4 -1.1 3rd 50.0 17.8 highest 281%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 20.1 0.0 28.5 22nd 6.3 +3.1 -2.2 3rd 66.8 29.3 v high 228%
Mitchell Post Office 19.8 +0.4 28.8 22nd 5.7 +2.9 -1.8 3rd 44.3 33.2 high 133%
Roma Airport 20.0 -0.2 29.6 22nd 6.2 +2.5 -1.6 3rd 35.4 22.8 high 155%
St George Airport 18.8 -0.7 27.4 22nd 7.5 +2.4 0.0 30th 23.0 26.6 average 86%
Surat 19.3 -0.4 24.2 19th 7.1 +2.8 -0.5 3rd 30.0 38.2 average 79%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 19.4 -0.2 28.5 22nd 7.8 +3.6 1.8 7th 43.4 24.9 high 174%
Cunnamulla Post Office 18.9 +0.1 27.8 22nd 8.4 +2.7 3.3 3rd 7.9 22.7 average 35%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 20.0 -0.5 29.4 22nd 8.6 +1.3 3.5 6th 1.0 6.3 average 16%
Thargomindah Airport 19.2 -1.0 28.0 22nd 8.6 +2.0 3.2 26th 9.0 13.2 average 68%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 24.3   26.0 23rd 22.2   20.0 14th
Middle Percy Island 22.0 +1.5 25.0 5th 17.9 +1.7 14.4 15th 186.8 52.7 v high 354%
Willis Island 27.4 +1.4 28.4 6th 23.5 +1.5 20.7 3rd 227.0 40.1 v high 566%

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 Monday 1 August 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.

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