Queensland in April 2015: Near-average rainfall; warm days across the north

Rainfall was near-average throughout much of the State, with small areas of below-average rainfall in northern, central and southern Queensland. Above-average rainfall was recorded in parts of southern and southeastern Queensland. Overall, daytime temperatures were warmer than average in the northern half of the State, but cooler in parts of southern and southeast coastal districts, with some particularly cold days during the middle of the month. Mean minimum temperatures in central and western Queensland were cooler than average for the month. 

  • Rainfall was near-average across most of the State
  • Warmer than usual daytime temperatures across northern Queensland
  • Record cold days in the southern Darling Downs and Maranoa on the 20th and 21st

A surface trough generated moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of Queensland's southeast at the beginning of the month, with some daily rainfall totals over 100 mm recorded to 9am on the 1st. Rainfall continued across southern and southeastern Queensland on the 4th and 5th, with some sites receiving their highest April daily rainfall on record as the surface trough deepened. Moist onshore flow along the east coast of Queensland between the 9th and the 12th generated showers and rain areas that brought moderate falls to Queensland’s north tropical coast, parts of the Cape York Peninsula and small areas of the east coast south of St Lawrence. Widespread, light rainfall was recorded across a large part of far southern Queensland on the 19th and in southeast and central Queensland on the 20th,  as an established surface trough extended over the western interior and tracked eastwards across southern Queensland from the 17th to 20th. At the end of the month, a surface trough located through the State's interior in combination with an upper level disturbance over southern Queensland brought moderate rainfall to the southeast and Wide Bay and Burnett districts.

Overall, mean daytime temperatures were warmer than usual in the northern half of the State, and near-average across the southern half. Warmth persisted during the month in north tropical coast, with the equal highest mean daytime temperature record set at Townsville, and the warmest April day on record at Charters Towers on the 6th and at Proserpine on the 7th. In contrast, some very cool days were experienced between the 20th and 23rd, when cold, dry air was pushed across western Queensland initially, then across most of the state on the 21st. Areas of the southern Darling Downs were 12 C below average, with some place having their coldest days on record. Stanthorpe recorded the lowest daily maximum temperature on record for any Queensland station during April, with 11.3 C on the 21st. This beat the previous record of 12.5 C set at Toowoomba on 26 April 1983.

Overnight temperatures were warmer than normal around the Gulf Country and areas of northern Queensland, with cooler than average nights were experienced in central Queensland and parts of the far west. Record cold nights occurred in the southeast area on the 22nd and 27th. Areas of the Maranoa and Darling Downs districts had much cooler than normal daytime temperatures overall for the month.

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    Extremes in April 2015
    Hottest day 40.9 C at Burketown Airport on the 5th
    Warmest days on average 35.7 C at Century Mine
    Coolest days on average 20.0 C at Applethorpe
    Coldest day 11.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 21st
    Coldest night 0.9 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 27th
    Coolest nights on average 9.2 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
    Warmest nights on average 26.0 C at Coconut Island
    Warmest night 29.0 C at Sweers Island on the 2nd and at Mornington Island Airport on the 6th
    Warmest on average overall 29.8 C at Coconut Island
    Coolest on average overall 14.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
    Wettest overall361.8 mm at Rocky Point Sugar Mill
    Wettest day 195.0 mm at Rocky Point Sugar Mill on the 1st
    Strongest wind gust 80 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 1st and at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 7th

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    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 April daily rainfall
    New record
    (mm)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Cooby Creek Dam 36.2 on the 5th 29.0 on the 1st in 2013 25
    Goondiwindi Airport 39.6 on the 4th 30.4 on the 28th in 2003 24
    Warroo 55.5 on the 4th 36.0 on the 14th in 2003 23
    Mt Driven 89.0 on the 4th 53.6 on the 24th in 1996 22
    Brisbane Aero 126.2 on the 1st 125.4 on the 29th in 2012 20



    Record highest April total rainfall
    New record
    (mm)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Goondiwindi Airport 78.8 74.8 in 2003 24 20.7
    Warroo 67.0 = 67.0 in 2003 23 18.3
    Brisbane Aero 219.4 192.2 in 1998 20 82.8

    Highest April total rainfall for at least 20 years
    Observed
    (mm)
    Most recent
    higher
    Years since
    higher
    Average for
    April
    Mt Alford 126.0 127.2 in 1952* 36 47.4
    Kenilworth Township 217.6 803.2 in 1989 26 105.6
    Dalveen 123.0 167.2 in 1990 25 49.9
    Maroon Dam 109.4 184.0 in 1990 25 53.6
    Moogerah Dam 157.6 211.0 in 1990 25 56.1
    Nindigully 87.4 177.5 in 1990 25 28.8
    Rathdowney Post Office 145.4 221.8 in 1990 25 54.3
    Rocky Point Sugar Mill 361.8 547.8 in 1989* 25 133.9
    Tarome 181.4 237.2 in 1990 25 53.5
    Woodspring 50.8 156.2 in 1990 25 34.7
    Talwood State School 100.2 129.5 in 1990* 24 30.1
    Upper Mudgeeraba Water 279.0 513.8 in 1990* 24 131.9
    Wallangarra Post Office 82.6 129.4 in 1990* 24 38.6
    Wondalli 61.8 137.5 in 1990* 24 31.4
    Glenlands 95.2 195.0 in 1990* 23 39.1
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 199.6 242.2 in 1994* 20 146.7
    Mt Driven 89.0 108.0 in 1990* 20 29.7

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




    Lowest April total rainfall for at least 20 years
    Observed
    (mm)
    Most recent
    lower
    Years since
    lower
    Average for
    April
    Mossman South Alchera Drive 15.0 13.7 in 1938* 72 212.1
    Innisfail 92.4 72.0 in 1946* 55 456.1
    Koumala Hatfields Road 8.0 0.0 in 1964* 41 90.6

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




    Record highest April temperature
    New record
    (C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Proserpine Airport 34.5 on the 7th 34.0 on the 23rd in 2002 26 28.7
    Charters Towers Airport 36.0 on the 6th = 36.0 on the 14th in 1996 23 30.1



    Record lowest April daily maximum temperature
    New record
    (C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 11.3 on the 21st 12.6 on the 13th in 1994 53 22.1
    Surat 17.1 on the 20th 17.6 on the 30th in 1996 52 28.2
    Applethorpe 11.7 on the 21st 12.7 on the 12th in 1994 47 21.2
    Texas Post Office 15.2 on the 21st 16.2 on the 13th in 1994 44 27.5
    Dalby Airport 16.0 on the 20th 18.0 on the 28th in 2007 24 27.2
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 18.4 on the 30th 20.0 on the 28th in 2012 23 26.4
    Roma Airport 16.4 on the 20th 17.0 on the 30th in 1996 23 28.1
    Thangool Airport 18.5 on the 30th 19.8 on the 30th in 1996 23 29.6
    Gladstone Airport 20.8 on the 30th 21.1 on the 23rd in 2000 22 28.0
    Yeppoon The Esplanade 20.6 on the 30th 20.7 on the 26th in 2000 22 26.6
    Brisbane Aero 19.9 on the 30th 20.1 on the 28th in 2012 21 26.0
    Goondiwindi Airport 14.6 on the 20th 17.5 on the 28th in 2012 21 27.8



    Record highest April mean daily maximum temperature
    New record
    (C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Townsville Aero 31.4 = 31.4 in 1995 74 29.6

    Highest April mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
    Observed
    (C)
    Most recent
    higher
    Years since
    higher
    Average for
    April
    Palmerville 34.4 34.9 in 1938* 70 32.2
    Kowanyama Airport 34.6 34.7 in 1969 46 32.9

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




    Record lowest April mean daily maximum temperature
    New record
    (C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Texas Post Office 24.5 24.7 in 1983 43 27.5
    Goondiwindi Airport 25.5 26.0 in 2003 20 27.8

    Lowest April mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
    Observed
    (C)
    Most recent
    lower
    Years since
    lower
    Average for
    April
    Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.4 19.5 in 1962* 47 22.1
    Surat 26.0 25.1 in 1988* 25 28.2
    University of Queensland Gatton 26.1 25.4 in 1992* 22 27.1

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




    Record lowest April temperature
    New record
    (C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Maryborough 5.5 on the 27th 6.7 on the 30th in 1966 59 16.6
    Sunshine Coast Airport 7.3 on the 22nd 7.8 on the 19th in 1996 21 16.9



    Summary statistics for April 2015
    Maximum temperatures
    (C)
    Minimum temperatures
    (C)
    Rainfall
    (millimetres)
    Mean for
    April
    2015
    Diff
    from
    average
    Highest for
    April
    2015
    Mean for
    April
    2015
    Diff
    from
    average
    Lowest for
    April
    2015
    Total for
    April
    2015
    Average
    for
    April
    Rank of
    April
    2015
    Fraction of
    April
    average
    North Peninsula (district 27)
    Coconut Island 33.7 +2.2 34.6 17th 26.0 +0.3 24.5 6th 17.6 148.2 low 12%
    Coen Airport 31.7 +0.7 33.8 6th 21.7 -0.1 16.1 30th 39.8 57.8 average 69%
    Horn Island 31.2 +0.7 32.2 9th 25.8 +0.6 23.9 6th 54.2 221.5 low 24%
    Scherger RAAF 33.0   34.3 5th 22.4   18.0 30th 91.2 121.4 average 75%
    Weipa Aero 32.6 +0.4 34.0 3rd 22.5 -0.3 18.4 30th 68.2 98.0 average 70%
    South Peninsula (district 28)
    Lockhart River Airport 30.0 +0.2 32.0 6th 23.4 +0.5 19.8 27th 76.0 290.9 low 26%
    Palmerville 34.4 +2.2 36.6 6th 20.0 +0.3 14.6 28th 14.0 50.6 low 28%
    Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
    Burketown Airport 35.4 +1.2 40.9 5th 21.4 -0.2 16.1 24th 12.0 55.9 average 21%
    Century Mine 35.7 +1.1 40.4 3rd 20.8 -0.1 14.8 22nd 0 34.2 v low 0%
    Cloncurry Airport 33.5 -0.1 38.2 5th 19.8 -0.2 12.1 27th 0.4 19.2 average 2%
    Julia Creek Airport 34.5 +0.2 39.3 12th 17.4 -0.4 8.1 22nd 0 16.0 v low 0%
    Kowanyama Airport 34.6 +1.7 36.6 12th 22.2 +0.4 17.2 25th 71.8 55.5 high 129%
    Lake Julius AWS 33.6   39.6 13th 21.2   15.5 26th 0
    Mornington Island Airport 30.9   35.9 5th 23.5   17.3 24th 83.6
    Mount Isa Aero 32.2 +0.3 38.2 13th 18.0 -0.5 12.6 24th 0.2 14.7 low 1%
    Normanton Airport 35.3 +1.3 39.3 6th 22.8 0.0 17.6 29th 35.2 35.1 average 100%
    Sweers Island 31.2 -0.2 36.0 5th 24.3 -0.5 18.5 29th 29.0 50.6 average 57%
    Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
    Georgetown Airport 34.4 +1.8 38.9 6th 19.4 +0.1 9.7 28th 0.8 22.2 low 4%
    Hughenden Airport 32.7 +0.8 37.4 6th 17.2 -0.9 6.0 27th 2.8 21.0 average 13%
    Richmond Airport 33.5 +0.3 38.5 5th 17.2 -0.7 6.4 27th 1.2 33.0 low 4%
    Richmond Post Office 33.0 +0.3 37.5 6th 17.5 +0.4 8.8 22nd 0.2 22.7 average 1%
    Barron North Coast (district 31)
    Cairns Aero 30.3 +1.1 32.3 3rd 21.9 +0.3 16.2 27th 82.4 195.8 low 42%
    Cairns Racecourse 30.3   32.4 3rd 20.9   14.3 28th 113.6
    Cape Flattery 30.3 +0.5 31.7 6th 24.5 +0.3 20.7 25th 140.0 194.1 average 72%
    Cooktown Airport 29.5 +0.4 31.6 6th 23.0 +0.1 17.0 27th 71.8 164.8 low 44%
    Low Isles Lighthouse 30.3 +0.9 33.7 7th 24.8 +0.7 23.2 15th 137.8 231.0 low 60%
    Mareeba Airport 29.6 +1.3 32.6 6th 18.6 -0.3 13.9 28th 10.4 47.1 average 22%
    Herbert North Coast (district 32)
    Cardwell Marine Pde 29.5 +0.3 32.0 7th 21.2 +1.1 13.8 27th 85.0 208.5 low 41%
    Ingham Composite 30.2 +1.2 34.0 7th 20.2 -0.1 13.4 27th 181.2 203.0 average 89%
    Innisfail 29.5 +1.2 31.3 8th 21.3 +0.8 15.8 27th 92.4 456.1 v low 20%
    Lucinda Point 28.4 +0.5 31.3 7th 23.5 +0.2 19.6 23rd 119.4 93.9 high 127%
    South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.3 +1.1 32.0 6th 20.4 0.0 13.8 27th 121.4 392.3 v low 31%
    Townsville Aero 31.4 +1.8 33.7 6th 21.0 +0.4 11.4 27th 14.2 67.0 average 21%
    East Central Coast (district 33)
    Alva Beach 29.8 +0.9 31.4 8th 20.8 -0.1 12.9 27th 33.0 68.6 average 48%
    Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.3 +1.8 34.5 7th 19.0 0.0 10.0 27th 16.8 48.9 average 34%
    Bowen Airport 30.4 +1.2 32.8 8th 20.2 -0.6 11.3 28th 3.3 62.2 v low 5%
    Bowen Airport AWS 30.9   33.1 8th 20.2   11.4 28th 2.2
    Collinsville Post Office 31.4 +1.1 34.1 7th 16.9 -0.1 7.4 27th 58.4 43.0 high 136%
    Hamilton Island Airport 27.7 +0.9 31.3 7th 23.1 +0.4 20.1 21st 58.6 136.1 low 43%
    Mackay Aero 28.7 +1.1 32.5 6th 18.4 -1.0 9.3 27th 55.6 170.2 low 33%
    Mackay M.O 27.7 +1.0 32.3 6th 19.6 -0.6 13.1 28th 74.4 146.5 low 51%
    Proserpine Airport 29.8 +1.1 34.5 7th 17.9 -1.3 7.9 27th 76.4 120.8 average 63%
    Samuel Hill Aero 27.6 +0.3 32.2 7th 17.1 -0.9 7.8 27th 133.2 129.2 average 103%
    St Lawrence 29.4 +0.3 32.7 7th 17.1 -1.5 8.4 22nd 76.4 46.3 high 165%
    Williamson 28.7   32.5 7th 17.1   9.2 28th 86.2 60.4 high 143%
    Woolshed 28.5 +2.5 31.6 7th 16.9 -0.9 7.1 23rd 11.0 74.1 low 15%
    Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.4 -0.2 31.1 5th 18.6 -1.1 10.7 22nd 80.8 74.1 average 109%
    West Central Coast (district 34)
    Charters Towers Airport 31.8 +1.7 36.0 6th 18.4 +0.1 11.5 28th 0 29.1 lowest 0%
    Moranbah Airport 31.0   35.7 5th 15.4   6.1 22nd 1.2
    Central Highlands (district 35)
    Blackwater Airport 29.3   34.7 6th 15.9   7.9 27th 37.2
    Clermont Airport 30.0   35.1 6th 14.0   5.3 22nd 5.8
    Emerald Airport 29.6 -0.2 34.9 5th 16.0 -0.9 8.9 27th 11.2 32.7 average 34%
    Lochington 29.2   34.9 6th 13.5   4.7 27th 10.4
    Rolleston Airport 28.4   33.4 5th 13.2   4.9 27th 8.2
    Springsure Comet St 28.1 -0.9 33.0 6th 13.2 -1.7 4.1 21st 10.8 39.6 average 27%
    Tambo Post Office 28.8 -0.3 34.8 6th 11.5 -1.2 2.5 21st 1.2 36.4 low 3%
    Taroom Post Office 28.4 -0.4 33.3 6th 12.6 -1.5 4.4 21st 21.8 35.3 average 62%
    Central Lowlands (district 36)
    Barcaldine Post Office 29.5 -0.6 35.1 6th 16.2 -0.6 8.8 26th 8.6 35.8 average 24%
    Blackall Airport 29.3 -1.6 34.3 6th 14.6 -1.1 5.1 21st 4.0 25.5 low 16%
    Isisford Post Office 30.6 -0.2 35.6 13th 15.6 -0.4 8.4 26th 8.2 36.0 average 23%
    Longreach Aero 30.7 -0.8 35.6 13th 16.0 -0.4 7.9 27th 0.6 35.9 low 2%
    Upper Western (district 37)
    Camooweal Township 33.2 +0.2 39.1 1st 17.5 -0.5 10.1 30th 0 14.3 lowest 0%
    Carters Bore 31.2   37.5 13th 19.5   10.8 26th 0
    New May Downs 32.1   38.0 13th 19.1   12.6 26th 3.8
    The Monument Airport 31.0 -1.6 38.3 14th 16.5 -0.8 9.1 21st 0 13.9 v low 0%
    Trepell Airport 31.5 -1.6 37.9 13th 16.7 -1.1 8.4 21st 0.6 14.0 low 4%
    Urandangi Aerodrome 31.5   39.7 14th 14.8   6.2 26th 1.2
    Winton Airport 32.2 -0.5 37.1 13th 17.3 -0.1 8.3 27th 3.2 20.4 average 16%
    Lower Western (district 38)
    Bedourie Police Station 29.5 -2.7 39.5 14th 14.7 -2.7 6.8 21st 5.0 9.6 average 52%
    Birdsville Airport 29.2 -2.7 39.4 14th 15.2 -1.9 7.2 29th 7.2 1.7 v high 424%
    Boulia Airport 30.6 -0.9 39.3 14th 17.8 +0.7 7.0 21st 1.4 13.5 average 10%
    Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
    Bundaberg Aero 27.2 -0.2 30.6 6th 16.6 -0.9 9.6 22nd 91.6 58.1 high 158%
    Gayndah Airport 27.8 -1.2 32.1 6th 14.2 -1.0 6.2 27th 33.2 25.2 average 132%
    Gladstone Airport 28.2 +0.2 32.8 7th 17.9 -1.1 10.8 22nd 74.4 46.7 high 159%
    Gladstone Radar 28.6 +0.2 33.6 7th 19.0 -0.6 12.9 22nd 57.4 49.0 average 117%
    Lady Elliot Island 27.2 +0.7 30.3 7th 22.1 +0.3 15.5 24th 71.8 102.8 average 70%
    Monto Township 27.0 -0.7 31.7 6th 12.9 -0.8 5.0 27th 59.9 44.7 high 134%
    Rockhampton Aero 29.3 +0.5 34.3 7th 17.8 -0.1 9.5 27th 49.8 44.6 average 112%
    Rundle Island 25.7 +0.2 29.0 6th 21.2 -0.5 16.3 22nd
    Sandy Cape Lighthouse 26.9 +0.1 30.4 7th 20.0 +0.1 14.2 22nd 118.3 121.2 average 98%
    Seventeen Seventy 26.1 -0.3 29.5 7th 19.1 -0.3 13.1 22nd 190.5 107.5 high 177%
    Thangool Airport 28.4 -1.2 32.2 6th 12.5 -1.6 2.8 27th 14.8 34.5 average 43%
    Moreton South Coast (district 40)
    Amberley AMO 26.2 -1.0 30.2 6th 13.5 -0.5 6.2 27th 102.4 56.3 high 182%
    Archerfield Airport 26.3 -0.2 30.4 6th 15.6 +0.5 10.2 27th 115.2 80.3 high 143%
    Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.0   30.1 6th 13.3   5.4 22nd 107.0
    Beerburrum Forest Station 26.0 -0.5 30.1 6th 15.4 -0.3 9.5 22nd 157.4 117.6 high 134%
    Brisbane 26.2 -0.9 29.4 25th 17.1 -0.2 11.1 27th 146.2 70.8 high 206%
    Brisbane Aero 25.6 -0.4 29.9 7th 16.5 +0.1 10.5 27th 219.4 82.8 highest 265%
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.5 +0.3 27.6 4th 19.0 -0.1 13.4 22nd 199.6 146.7 high 136%
    Coolangatta 25.7 +0.4 28.9 19th 16.3 -0.7 8.1 22nd 182.2 172.0 average 106%
    Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.8 +0.9 31.3 5th 19.4 -0.4 12.7 22nd 114.2 129.9 average 88%
    Gold Coast Seaway 26.7 +0.8 29.4 6th 17.9 -0.4 12.2 22nd 303.6 134.3 high 226%
    Gympie 26.7 -0.6 31.0 6th 14.1 -0.6 5.7 22nd 147.8 83.8 high 176%
    Hervey Bay Airport 27.1 +0.2 31.4 5th 16.5 -1.3 7.8 27th 89.4 70.9 high 126%
    Jimna Forestry 22.7 -0.9 27.6 6th 11.9 -1.0 5.5 28th 166.6 60.0 v high 278%
    Kingaroy Airport 24.6 -1.3 29.9 6th 10.9 -1.2 2.9 22nd 41.0 25.5 high 161%
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.0 -0.4 30.5 6th 15.9 -0.1 9.5 22nd 199.4 87.1 v high 229%
    Maryborough 27.6 +0.2 31.5 6th 15.6 -1.0 5.5 27th 113.8 87.3 high 130%
    Nambour Daff - Hillside 26.0   30.6 6th 16.2   8.6 22nd 252.0
    Point Lookout     29.3 7th 18.7 -0.8 11.4 22nd 247.0 188.3 average 131%
    Rainbow Beach 26.2 +0.2 30.7 5th       132.0 137.4 average 96%
    Redcliffe 25.4 -0.5 28.9 5th 17.4 -0.3 11.3 22nd 150.6 111.2 average 135%
    Sunshine Coast Airport 26.6 +0.7 32.0 5th 16.0 -0.9 7.3 22nd 180.4 165.4 average 109%
    Tewantin RSL Park 26.1 +0.3 31.1 5th 17.4 -0.6 9.8 22nd 221.6 169.9 high 130%
    University of Queensland Gatton 26.1 -1.0 30.1 25th 14.0 +0.3 8.8 29th 67.0 49.6 high 135%
    East Darling Downs (district 41)
    Applethorpe 20.0 -1.2 25.2 16th 9.4 -0.2 2.3 27th 61.2 44.7 high 137%
    Dalby Airport 25.8 -1.4 31.6 6th 11.3 -1.2 1.9 27th 10.8 21.0 average 51%
    Goondiwindi Airport 25.5 -2.3 31.0 2nd 12.9 -0.1 4.2 28th 78.8 20.7 highest 381%
    Oakey Aero 24.7 -1.1 30.6 6th 11.1 -0.7 1.7 28th 11.4 31.2 average 37%
    Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.4 -1.7 25.4 16th 9.2 -0.3 0.9 27th 53.2 42.5 high 125%
    Texas Post Office 24.5 -3.0 30.6 2nd 12.4 +0.7 3.9 27th 68.4 34.6 high 198%
    Toowoomba Airport 21.9 -1.3 27.5 6th 12.8 -0.6 4.3 21st 35.6 28.4 average 125%
    Warwick 23.2 -1.7 28.1 16th 10.6 -0.8 2.4 27th 47.8 31.2 average 153%
    West Darling Downs (district 42)
    Miles Constance Street 26.1 -1.8 31.7 6th 12.0 -1.3 3.4 28th 0 30.7 v low 0%
    Maranoa (district 43)
    Injune Post Office 26.8 -0.9 32.1 6th 10.3 -1.7 2.7 27th 10.0 41.2 low 24%
    Mitchell Post Office 27.0 -0.5 32.8 6th 10.9 -0.6 2.8 29th 33.0 34.0 average 97%
    Roma Airport 26.8 -1.3 33.5 6th 11.3 -1.1 2.0 28th 8.2 34.4 average 24%
    St George Airport 25.6 -2.4 30.9 6th 13.2 -0.6 3.4 28th 53.8 22.8 high 236%
    Surat 26.0 -2.2 32.4 6th 12.7 -0.4 4.2 28th 44.0 31.2 high 141%
    Warrego (district 44)
    Bollon Mary St 26.6 -1.2 33.2 15th 13.2 0.0 4.4 29th 50.6 31.4 high 161%
    Charleville Aero 27.6 -0.5 33.7 16th 12.8 -1.0 4.6 28th 1.4 29.9 low 5%
    Cunnamulla Post Office 27.4 -0.6 35.5 15th 14.7 +0.6 7.3 28th 8.8 26.8 average 33%
    Far Southwest (district 45)
    Ballera Gas Field 28.1 -2.1 37.4 15th 15.4 -1.3 8.8 26th 19.4 11.2 high 173%
    Thargomindah Airport 28.0 -1.6 36.7 16th 15.6 -1.0 8.0 26th 3.6 15.3 average 24%
    Offshore Islands (district 200)
    Middle Percy Island 26.4 +0.8 29.6 7th 21.4 +0.3 17.6 21st 116.8 128.3 average 91%
    Willis Island 29.1 +0.2 30.2 7th 25.2 +0.5 23.9 16th 49.2 128.3 low 38%

    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 Friday 1 May 2015. 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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