Queensland in April 2020: warmer than usual; drier than average in the east

Rainfall was above average in the far northwest in the Gulf Country, the far southwest and small areas of southern inland Queensland. In contrast, rainfall was below average in the far north and along most of the east coast and adjacent inland districts.

Both mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were above average for the State as a whole. It was the seventh-warmest April on record for mean maximum temperature, and the sixth-warmest April on record for Queensland in terms of mean temperature.

Drier than usual in the east and far north

  • Rainfall was below average for the State as a whole, and around 65% below the long-term average
  • It was drier than usual in the far north and along most of the east coast and adjacent inland districts
  • Areas in the far northwest, far southwest and southern inland areas recorded above average rainfall, while rainfall was close to the long-term average elsewhere
  • Rainfall in the southwest, southern inland parts and northwest at the beginning of the month was associated with the passage of a cold front, and surface troughs
  • Onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls across the northeast coast throughout the month
  • A trough extended along the inland east coast on the 19th, with severe thunderstorms developing over the Central Highlands and Capricornia districts

Warmer than usual across most of the State

  • It was the sixth-warmest April on record in terms of mean temperature, and 1.59 °C above average
  • Queensland's mean maximum temperature was 1.95 °C above the long-term average and the seventh-warmest April on record, and the mean minimum temperature was 1.21 °C above the long-term average
  • Maximum temperatures were warmer than usual across most of the State except a small area of the southern inland districts
  • Some sites had their highest April mean daily maximum temperature on record or in several decades
  • There were some very warm days in the north and east between the 17th and 20th, and some sites had their highest April temperature on record
  • Minimum temperatures were warmer than usual across most of Queensland except in parts of the southern interior, northwest interior and the far southwest
  • Some sites had their highest April mean daily minimum temperature on record or for at least 20 years
  • There were some very warm nights in the west on the 3rd, with some sites reporting their warmest April night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record
  • For the year-to-date (January to April), Queensland's mean maximum temperature was the tenth-warmest at 1.38 °C above average and the mean minimum temperature was the fifth-highest, and 1.53 °C above average

Severe thunderstorms

  • Severe thunderstorms affected the Capricornia and Central Highlands districts on the 19th, with giant hail reported around Rockhampton and Yeppoon
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    Extremes in April 2020
    Hottest day 39.9 °C at Urandangi Aerodrome on the 2nd
    Warmest days on average 36.4 °C at Julia Creek Airport
    Coolest days on average 22.9 °C at Applethorpe
    Coldest day 17.4 °C at St George Airport on the 30th
    Coldest night 0.4 °C at Applethorpe on the 20th
    Coolest nights on average 9.1 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
    Warmest nights on average 26.2 °C at Bougainville Reef and at Coconut Island
    Warmest night 28.3 °C at Sweers Island on the 4th
    Warmest on average overall 29.5 °C at Coconut Island
    Coolest on average overall 16.1 °C at Applethorpe
    Wettest overall 297.9 mm at Babinda Post Office
    Wettest day 173.2 mm at Innisfail on the 17th
    Strongest wind gust 96 km/h at Mackay M.O on the 19th

    Maps

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    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 April temperature

    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Kowanyama Airport 37.2 on the 20th 36.7 on the 9th in 1969 55 33.0
    Proserpine Airport 35.4 on the 12th 34.5 on the 7th in 2015 31 28.7
    Charters Towers Airport 36.2 on the 19th 36.0 on the 6th in 2015 28 30.2
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 33.8 on the 17th 33.4 on the 4th in 2006 28 26.4
    Gladstone Airport 33.7 on the 18th = 33.7 on the 9th in 2010 27 28.1
    Yeppoon The Esplanade 31.9 on the 18th 31.8 on the 4th in 2006 27 26.6
    Toowoomba Airport 30.6 on the 17th 30.3 on the 10th in 2016 24 23.3



    Record lowest April daily maximum temperature

    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Thargomindah Airport 18.5 on the 30th 19.4 on the 29th in 2004 21 29.9
    Birdsville Airport 20.6 on the 30th 20.7 on the 20th in 2015 20 32.0



    Record highest April mean daily maximum temperature

    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Lady Elliot Island 28.9 28.3 in 1998 80 26.6
    Rockhampton Aero 30.8 30.5 in 2018 80 28.8
    Springsure Comet St 31.4 31.3 in 1946 68 29.0
    Mackay M.O 28.8 28.2 in 1996 60 26.7
    Monto Township 30.3 29.8 in 2007 46 27.7
    Oakey Aero 28.3 = 28.3 in 2016 46 25.9
    Mackay Aero 29.1 29.0 in 2016 33 27.7
    Coolangatta 27.1 27.0 in 2014 31 25.5
    Proserpine Airport 31.0 30.3 in 1996 30 28.7
    Charters Towers Airport 33.2 32.5 in 1996 27 30.2
    Emerald Airport 32.4 32.0 in 2016 27 29.9
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.3 28.1 in 2016 27 26.4
    Rainbow Beach 27.4 27.0 in 2016 27 26.1
    Gladstone Airport 29.8 29.2 in 2016 26 28.1
    Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.8 27.6 in 1996 26 26.6
    Brisbane Aero 27.4 27.3 in 2016 25 26.0
    Tewantin RSL Park 27.3 26.7 in 2018 24 25.8
    Warwick 26.7 = 26.7 in 2016 23 24.9
    Richmond Airport 35.6 35.4 in 2014 22 33.4
    Hervey Bay Airport 28.3 28.1 in 2016 21 27.0

    Highest April mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

    Observed
    (°C)
    Most recent
    higher
    Average for
    April
    Maryborough 29.3 31.2 in 1954 27.4
    Willis Island 30.1 30.4 in 1958* 28.9
    Gympie 29.1 29.5 in 1968 27.3
    Innisfail 29.8 29.9 in 1983 28.3
    Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.0 27.3 in 1996 24.9
    Rundle Island 26.7 27.0 in 1998* 25.6

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




    Record highest April daily minimum temperature

    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Boulia Airport 28.0 on the 3rd 27.6 on the 7th in 2016 126 17.2
    The Monument Airport 26.5 on the 3rd 25.8 on the 8th in 2014 20 17.3



    Record highest April mean daily minimum temperature

    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Lady Elliot Island 23.3 23.0 in 2016 80 21.8
    Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.5 21.2 in 2016 77 19.9
    Lockhart River Airport 24.4 = 24.4 in 2010 52 23.0
    Lucinda Point 24.7 24.5 in 2006 30 23.3
    Rundle Island 23.1 22.8 in 2016 22 21.8

    Highest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

    Observed
    (°C)
    Most recent
    higher
    Average for
    April
    Low Isles Lighthouse 25.3 25.4 in 1995 24.2



    Record highest April mean temperature

    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    April
    Lady Elliot Island 26.1 25.3 in 2016 80 24.2
    Rockhampton Aero 25.3 25.1 in 2018 80 23.4
    Double Island Point Lighthouse 24.2 23.9 in 2006 76 22.4
    Mackay M.O 25.3 24.9 in 2006 60 23.5
    Proserpine Airport 25.6 = 25.6 in 1998 30 23.9
    Gladstone Airport 24.8 = 24.8 in 2016 26 23.6
    Yeppoon The Esplanade 24.6 24.4 in 2016 25 23.2
    Alva Beach 26.2 26.0 in 2001 23 25.0
    Rundle Island 24.9 = 24.9 in 1998 22 23.7
    Woolshed 23.3 22.7 in 2016 21 22.0

    Highest April mean temperature for at least 20 years

    Observed
    (°C)
    Most recent
    higher
    Average for
    April
    Townsville Aero 26.8 27.0 in 1996 25.2
    Cairns Aero 26.8 27.1 in 1998 25.5
    Kowanyama Airport 28.9 29.1 in 1998 27.4
    Low Isles Lighthouse 27.7 27.8 in 1998 26.8
    Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.7 25.8 in 1996* 24.3
    Collinsville Post Office 25.4 26.3 in 1998* 23.7

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




    Summary statistics for April 2020

    Maximum temperatures
    (°C)
    Minimum temperatures
    (°C)
    Rainfall
    (millimetres)
    Mean for
    April
    2020
    Diff
    from
    average
    Highest for
    April
    2020
    Mean for
    April
    2020
    Diff
    from
    average
    Lowest for
    April
    2020
    Total for
    April
    2020
    Average
    for
    April
    Rank of
    April
    2020
    Fraction of
    April
    average
    North Peninsula (district 27)
    Coconut Island 32.9 +1.1 35.3 23rd 26.2 +0.4 24.8 1st 110.0 161.8 average 68%
    Coen Airport 32.9 +1.8 35.2 20th 22.0 +0.1 18.9 29th 2.8 55.6 low 5%
    Horn Island 31.0 +0.4 32.2 24th 25.7 +0.4 24.0 6th 85.4 224.4 low 38%
    Scherger RAAF 33.1 +0.7 34.4 19th 23.1 +0.5 21.3 8th 59.4 101.3 average 59%
    Weipa Aero 32.9 +0.6 33.8 20th 23.3 +0.5 21.1 25th 121.8 97.9 average 124%
    South Peninsula (district 28)
    Lockhart River Airport 30.7 +0.9 32.7 5th 24.4 +1.4 20.6 13th 72.2 287.7 v low 25%
    Palmerville 33.4 +1.2 35.4 20th 20.3 +0.5 16.6 28th 28.0 49.3 average 57%
    Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
    Burketown Airport 35.3 +0.8 37.8 20th 21.5 -0.1 15.1 13th 47.6 44.0 high 108%
    Century Mine 35.9 +0.9 38.2 3rd 21.4 +0.4 16.7 29th 15.4 25.6 high 60%
    Cloncurry Airport 35.0 +1.3 38.6 3rd 20.4 +0.3 15.2 20th 0.6 16.0 average 4%
    Julia Creek Airport 36.4 +2.0 39.7 3rd 18.3 +0.5 12.7 20th 1.2 11.8 average 10%
    Kowanyama Airport 34.9 +1.9 37.2 20th 22.8 +0.9 19.4 29th 27.4 53.4 average 51%
    Lake Julius AWS 35.9   39.5 3rd 21.5   17.1 21st 0.8


    Mornington Island Airport 31.9   33.4 27th 24.1   20.4 14th 45.6


    Mount Isa Aero 34.5 +2.5 37.2 3rd 18.8 +0.3 13.3 29th 0.8 13.4 average 6%
    Normanton Airport 35.3 +1.0 38.0 20th 23.0 +0.1 18.1 21st 20.0 27.3 average 73%
    Sweers Island 31.9 +0.4 33.5 4th 26.0 +1.2 23.1 29th 45.2 42.3 high 107%
    Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
    Georgetown Airport 34.3 +1.6 36.1 19th 19.5 +0.1 14.3 20th 19.8 16.6 average 119%
    Hughenden Airport 34.7 +2.5 37.0 18th 19.1 +0.9 10.6 20th 0.8 18.3 average 4%
    Richmond Airport 35.6 +2.2 37.7 18th 18.7 +0.8 12.9 21st 0 25.8 lowest 0%
    Barron North Coast (district 31)
    Cairns Aero 30.7 +1.4 31.9 21st 22.9 +1.2 20.4 30th 53.8 191.7 v low 28%
    Cairns Racecourse 30.9   32.4 5th 22.1   18.4 28th 35.0


    Cape Flattery 31.1 +1.1 32.2 20th 25.0 +0.7 21.8 12th 18.2 159.7 v low 11%
    Cooktown Airport 30.1 +0.9 32.3 5th 23.7 +0.6 20.5 9th 54.6 145.6 low 38%
    Low Isles Lighthouse 30.1 +0.7 33.1 20th 25.3 +1.1 23.4 7th 247.4 228.5 average 108%
    Mareeba Airport 29.6 +1.1 32.5 12th 19.8 +0.8 17.8 23rd 39.4 38.7 high 102%
    Walkamin Research Station 28.3 +1.7 32.0 19th 18.6 +0.5 16.3 11th 24.2 49.9 low 48%
    Herbert North Coast (district 32)
    Cardwell Marine Pde 29.8 +0.6 31.2 14th 21.4 +1.2 17.2 28th 91.2 205.5 low 44%
    Cowley Beach (Defence) 29.6   30.9 20th 22.7   20.2 9th 145.6


    Innisfail 29.8 +1.5 31.1 19th 22.3 +1.8 19.8 28th 290.2 450.8 average 64%
    Innisfail Aerodrome 30.0   31.9 20th 20.6   16.7 28th 225.0


    Lucinda Point 28.5 +0.7 30.1 5th 24.7 +1.4 22.3 29th



    Mount Stuart (Defence) 30.7   33.4 5th 21.6   19.3 28th 59.4


    South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.8 +1.6 32.7 12th 21.6 +1.1 18.9 25th 234.8 387.4 low 61%
    Townsville Aero 31.2 +1.5 32.5 5th 22.4 +1.8 18.4 28th 11.2 63.9 low 18%
    Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 30.8   34.7 4th 19.2   15.4 28th 7.4


    East Central Coast (district 33)
    Alva Beach 29.6 +0.6 31.0 12th 22.7 +1.8 19.3 25th 27.6 61.5 average 45%
    Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.9 +1.3 33.3 12th 20.4 +1.4 17.2 28th 100.0 47.6 high 210%
    Bowen Airport AWS 31.4   33.1 20th 21.4   18.6 28th 11.8


    Collinsville Post Office 32.3 +2.0 35.5 12th 18.4 +1.4 15.0 25th 44.2 42.2 average 105%
    Hamilton Island Airport 28.7 +1.9 30.9 18th 24.4 +1.7 22.7 28th 24.8 139.3 v low 18%
    Mackay Aero 29.1 +1.4 32.2 19th 20.5 +1.0 17.2 25th 97.4 163.4 average 60%
    Mackay M.O 28.8 +2.1 31.5 19th 21.7 +1.5 19.2 23rd 42.2 146.3 v low 29%
    Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 29.3   31.9 19th 20.1   16.1 25th 43.4


    Proserpine Airport 31.0 +2.3 35.4 12th 20.1 +0.9 17.7 25th 35.2 118.3 low 30%
    Samuel Hill Aero 29.2 +1.9 32.2 18th 17.8 -0.4 14.3 27th 38.6 126.1 v low 31%
    St Lawrence 30.7 +1.4 32.1 5th 19.3 +0.8 16.3 25th 7.8 41.5 average 19%
    Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 32.1   35.6 12th 18.7   14.6 28th 4.8


    Williamson 30.7 +1.9 33.4 18th 18.6 +0.3 15.0 27th 8.0 48.6 low 16%
    Woolshed 27.5 +1.3 30.4 4th 19.2 +1.4 16.6 20th 72.8 63.9 high 114%
    Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.8 +1.2 31.9 18th 21.3 +1.5 18.8 18th 54.4 71.5 average 76%
    West Central Coast (district 34)
    Charters Towers Airport 33.2 +3.0 36.2 19th 17.7 -0.6 14.4 28th 1.0 25.3 low 4%
    Moranbah Airport 32.8   36.0 19th 18.3   14.9 26th 5.2


    Central Highlands (district 35)
    Blackwater Airport 32.1   35.5 18th 17.6   13.0 21st 0.2


    Clermont Airport 32.6 +3.5 36.1 19th 17.0 +1.8 12.8 27th 0 21.8 v low 0%
    Emerald Airport 32.4 +2.5 35.6 18th 18.0 +1.0 15.2 27th 6.6 28.9 average 23%
    Lochington 32.6   36.4 18th 16.6   12.0 12th 0 30.0 v low 0%
    Rolleston Airport 31.4   34.6 11th 15.2   10.4 27th 12.2 23.9 average 51%
    Springsure Comet St 31.4 +2.4 34.9 18th 16.2 +1.3 11.7 12th 4.0 38.7 low 10%
    Tambo Post Office 31.2 +2.0 34.5 21st 14.5 +1.8 7.8 20th 0.4 35.6 low 1%
    Taroom Post Office 30.9 +2.0 35.0 17th 14.7 +0.6 9.3 20th 11.0 34.3 average 32%
    Central Lowlands (district 36)
    Barcaldine Post Office 33.1 +3.0 36.1 18th 19.6 +2.7 12.2 20th 0 34.6 lowest 0%
    Blackall Airport 32.4 +1.5 35.4 1st 17.3 +1.4 9.7 20th 0 20.0 lowest 0%
    Isisford Post Office 33.8 +3.0 36.9 23rd 18.3 +2.3 11.0 20th 2.0 35.0 average 6%
    Longreach Aero 34.3 +2.8 38.5 3rd 18.8 +2.3 10.0 20th 0.2 33.2 low 1%
    Upper Western (district 37)
    Camooweal Township 35.2 +2.1 38.8 1st 19.5 +1.4 15.3 8th 17.4 13.9 high 125%
    Carters Bore 33.9   37.4 2nd 21.0   15.9 12th 2.4


    New May Downs 33.9   36.9 2nd 20.8   17.8 29th 1.2


    The Monument Airport 33.7 +1.1 38.3 2nd 17.6 +0.3 10.1 12th 3.2 10.6 average 30%
    Trepell Airport 34.4 +1.3 38.0 3rd 18.7 +0.9 13.2 12th 1.8 10.8 average 17%
    Urandangi Aerodrome 35.2   39.9 2nd 17.1   9.9 12th 0.8


    Winton Airport 35.2 +2.4 38.6 3rd 17.9 +0.5 10.9 20th 6.8 15.1 average 45%
    Lower Western (district 38)
    Bedourie 32.4 +0.1 37.5 3rd 17.5 +0.1 12.6 19th 0 9.5 lowest 0%
    Birdsville Airport 31.1 -0.9 37.0 16th 16.4 -0.8 11.3 30th 10.4 1.8 highest 578%
    Boulia Airport     39.4 2nd 19.3 +2.1 14.0 6th 9.2 13.0 high 71%
    Windorah Airport 32.3   37.1 3rd 18.7   12.2 5th 4.6


    Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
    Bundaberg Aero 28.8 +1.3 32.0 18th 18.3 +0.7 15.9 26th 53.6 55.8 average 96%
    Gayndah Airport 31.0 +1.9 34.1 11th 15.4 +0.2 9.7 21st 6.2 21.0 low 30%
    Gladstone Airport 29.8 +1.7 33.7 18th 19.8 +0.7 17.3 26th 5.0 40.6 v low 12%
    Lady Elliot Island 28.9 +2.3 30.0 1st 23.3 +1.5 19.4 21st 22.8 100.9 v low 23%
    Monto Township 30.3 +2.6 34.2 18th 14.1 +0.3 9.1 21st 6.8 43.0 low 16%
    Rockhampton Aero 30.8 +2.0 34.9 18th 19.9 +1.9 16.8 17th 43.0 43.0 average 100%
    Rundle Island 26.7 +1.1 29.4 3rd 23.1 +1.3 21.4 9th



    Seventeen Seventy 27.7 +1.3 29.4 5th 19.8 +0.3 17.4 14th 59.8 102.9 average 58%
    Thangool Airport 30.7 +1.1 34.1 18th 14.4 +0.3 10.5 21st 44.2 33.5 high 132%
    Moreton South Coast (district 40)
    Amberley AMO 29.4 +2.2 34.9 17th 13.8 -0.2 7.1 20th 3.8 53.5 v low 7%
    Archerfield Airport 29.0 +2.4 33.5 17th 15.5 +0.3 10.4 20th 3.2 77.3 lowest 4%
    Beaudesert Drumley Street 29.3 +2.5 33.9 17th 14.0 0.0 7.5 20th 12.8 41.6 average 31%
    Beerburrum Forest Station 27.7 +1.2 32.9 17th 16.0 +0.3 11.8 21st 34.8 113.9 low 31%
    Brisbane 28.7 +1.6 33.6 17th 17.9 +0.5 14.1 20th 5.2 58.8 v low 9%
    Brisbane Aero 27.4 +1.4 31.6 11th 17.2 +0.7 13.4 20th 22.6 71.1 low 32%
    Canungra (Defence) 27.9   32.3 17th 12.1   5.8 20th 13.6


    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.1 +1.8 27.9 4th 20.7 +1.5 18.0 20th 22.2 143.4 v low 15%
    Coolangatta 27.1 +1.6 31.7 17th 16.6 -0.4 10.2 20th 34.0 157.6 v low 22%
    Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.0 +2.1 32.3 18th 21.5 +1.6 19.1 9th 23.8 126.4 v low 19%
    Gold Coast Seaway 27.4 +1.4 32.6 17th 18.4 +0.1 13.1 20th 27.0 118.7 v low 23%
    Greenbank (Defence) 29.4   34.5 17th 13.7   7.4 20th 3.0


    Gympie 29.1 +1.8 33.6 17th 14.6 -0.1 10.5 21st 22.8 82.5 low 28%
    Hervey Bay Airport 28.3 +1.3 29.6 18th 17.6 -0.2 14.9 26th 14.0 66.2 lowest 21%
    Kingaroy Airport 27.8 +2.0 31.7 17th 11.8 -0.3 6.4 20th 27.0 21.2 average 127%
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.3 +1.9 33.8 17th 16.7 +0.6 11.9 13th 11.9 77.8 v low 15%
    Maryborough 29.3 +1.9 33.2 18th 16.7 +0.1 14.0 26th 17.0 86.1 v low 20%
    Nambour Daff - Hillside 27.8 +1.6 32.9 17th 16.7 -0.2 12.3 20th 35.2 157.3 v low 22%
    Point Lookout 27.2 +0.8 29.9 2nd 20.1 +0.5 16.1 20th 84.1 165.4 low 51%
    Rainbow Beach 27.4 +1.3 31.8 18th      
    40.0 125.4 lowest 32%
    Redcliffe 27.2 +1.2 31.7 11th 18.1 +0.3 14.3 20th 29.0 87.8 low 33%
    Redland (Alexandra Hills) 27.4   31.2 17th 16.8   13.3 13th 14.0


    Sunshine Coast Airport 27.2 +1.2 32.0 17th 17.2 +0.1 13.6 21st 23.2 148.8 low 16%
    Tewantin RSL Park 27.3 +1.5 31.5 17th 18.4 +0.3 14.5 21st 44.4 149.4 v low 30%
    Tin Can Bay (Defence) 28.0   32.8 18th 17.4   14.3 12th 41.4


    University of Queensland Gatton 29.8 +2.6 35.1 17th 13.9 +0.2 7.3 20th 4.8 47.9 low 10%
    East Darling Downs (district 41)
    Applethorpe 22.9 +1.7 28.0 3rd 9.2 -0.5 0.4 20th 29.2 42.6 average 69%
    Dalby Airport 29.2 +1.9 33.4 17th 13.0 +0.5 5.7 20th 3.0 17.9 low 17%
    Oakey Aero 28.3 +2.4 32.9 17th 12.1 +0.3 2.9 20th 0.8 28.7 v low 3%
    Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.6 +1.5 28.5 3rd 9.1 -0.5 0.9 20th 22.0 41.6 average 53%
    Texas Post Office 27.1 -0.4 31.1 3rd 12.4 +0.5 5.9 19th 25.0 34.0 average 74%
    Toowoomba Airport 25.4 +2.1 30.6 17th 14.4 +1.0 8.4 20th 6.8 25.4 v low 27%
    Warwick 26.7 +1.8 31.4 17th 10.9 -0.6 2.9 20th 17.4 27.7 average 63%
    West Darling Downs (district 42)
    Miles Constance Street 29.6 +1.7 33.8 17th 13.0 -0.3 5.4 20th 1.4 24.3 low 6%
    Maranoa (district 43)
    Injune Post Office 29.8 +2.1 32.9 22nd 11.8 -0.2 5.3 20th 5.8 40.5 low 14%
    Mitchell Post Office 29.8 +2.2 33.7 1st 11.7 +0.1 4.7 20th 17.6 33.6 average 52%
    Roma Airport 29.7 +1.5 33.6 17th 12.0 -0.4 4.0 20th 5.6 32.7 average 17%
    St George Airport 27.9 -0.2 32.1 17th 13.9 -0.1 7.1 13th 5.0 20.9 low 24%
    Surat 29.1 +0.9 32.8 17th 14.3 +1.1 6.9 13th 3.8 30.3 low 13%
    Warrego (district 44)
    Bollon Mary St 28.6 +0.7 34.1 2nd 14.3 +1.0 8.4 20th 13.0 30.9 average 42%
    Charleville Aero 29.1 +0.9 32.6 17th 14.7 +0.8 7.4 20th 6.6 29.0 average 23%
    Cunnamulla Post Office 28.1 0.0 33.7 16th 15.8 +1.6 10.7 19th 17.0 26.9 average 63%
    Far Southwest (district 45)
    Ballera Gas Field 29.0 -1.5 35.3 16th 16.7 -0.3 11.3 13th 18.8 9.4 high 200%
    Thargomindah Airport 27.8 -2.1 34.3 16th 16.5 -0.4 10.9 19th 22.4 13.7 high 164%
    Offshore Islands (district 200)
    Bougainville Reef 27.8   28.6 18th 26.2   24.4 16th



    Cato Island 26.7   29.2 12th 23.8   21.6 28th



    Creal Reef 27.5   30.7 20th 25.5   22.5 28th



    Flinders Reef 28.1   30.8 18th 26.0   23.2 9th



    Frederick Reef 26.6   27.4 18th 24.6   22.1 10th



    Gannet Cay 26.9   29.0 20th 24.8   21.5 29th



    Holmes Reef 28.3   31.2 19th 26.1   23.7 27th



    Marion Reef 27.4   31.7 19th 25.5   23.3 8th



    Middle Percy Island 27.0 +1.3 28.5 12th 22.5 +1.3 19.4 28th 65.8 119.7 low 55%
    Willis Island 30.1 +1.2 31.5 19th 25.7 +0.9 23.7 9th 52.0 124.3 low 42%

    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 10 am on Friday 1 May 2020. 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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