Friday, 1 December 2006 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC24R0

Queensland Seasonal Climate Summary Spring 2006

Summary

Very dry conditions persisted for much of the state during spring. A hot spell at the end of November brought record high temperatures to parts of western Queensland.

For details from the main Queensland reporting locations see the summary table.

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Rainfall

Much of state recorded below average rainfall with parts of the west, southern interior and western Cape York Peninsula equalling their previous driest spring on record. Rainfall was closer to average, however, over parts of the east coast, with above average totals in the Townsville to Cairns region. The highest spring rainfall total in the state was 573.8 mm at Babinda Post Office (average 413 mm). No rainfall was recorded during the 3 months of spring at a number of locations including Birdsville and Kowayama, while just 0.4 mm was recorded at Julia Creek and Urandangi.

See a map of rainfall deciles. See a map of total rainfall.

Maximum temperature

Spring mean maximum temperatures were well above average in the southern interior and much of western Queensland. Elsewhere they were generally within a degree of average. A hot spell at the end of November brought record spring daily maximum temperatures to western areas.

The hottest day was 48.5°C at Birdsville Airport on 30 November. The coldest day was 11.4°C at Applethorpe on 7 September.

Some paces had their highest spring temperature on record.

See a map of maximum temperature anomalies. See a map of mean maximum temperatures.

Minimum temperature

Minimum temperatures were well above average in the southern interior and southwest, while mean overnight temperatures were near or cooler than average in northern and parts of central Queensland. Elsewhere mean minimum temperatures were within a degree of average. The hot spell at the end of the month also brought record high minimum temperatures to a number of places.

The coldest night was −0.7°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 9 September. The warmest night was 32.6°C at Thargomindah Airport on 28 November.

Some places had their highest spring mean daily minimum temperature on record.

Some places had their lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature on record.

Some places had their warmest spring night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.

See a map of minimum temperature anomalies. See a map of mean minimum temperatures.

 

Further information

Queensland Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (07) 3239 8700
Email climate.qld@bom.gov.au

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Records

Record highest spring temperature
Highest temperature
in spring 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for spring
Normal for
spring
Years of
record
Clermont 44.0 on 30 Nov 43.3 on 18 Nov 1990 31.6 45
Barcaldine Post Office 45.1 on 30 Nov 44.9 on 6 Nov 1965 31.8 45
Isisford Post Office 46.0 on 30 Nov 45.0 on 14 Nov 1979 32.7 49
Windorah Post Office 46.6 on 30 Nov 46.0 on 19 Nov 2003 32.0 40
Winton Post Office 45.4 on 30 Nov 45.0 on 6 Oct 1972 34.2 50
Quilpie Airport 44.9 on 30 Nov 44.5 on 20 Nov 2003 30.6 50
Charleville Aero 43.3 on 29 Nov 43.1 on 29 Nov 1996 29.4 65
Surat 43.9 on 29 Nov 43.4 on 20 Nov 1968 28.8 44
Mount Isa Aero 43.5 on 30 Nov 43.1 on 27 Nov 1982 34.0 40
Longreach Aero 45.8 on 30 Nov 45.1 on 29 Nov 1996 33.4 41
Oakey 39.8 on 29 Nov 39.4 on 16 Nov 1996 26.2 34



Record highest spring mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for spring 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for spring
Normal for
spring
Years of
record
Isisford Post Office 18.2 18.0 in 2005 16.2 85



Record lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for spring 2006 (°C)
Previous lowest
for spring
Normal for
spring
Years of
record
Musgrave 15.9 16.1 in 1914 18.3 36




Record highest spring daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in spring 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for spring
Normal for
spring
Years of
record
Mitchell Post Office 26.1 on 29 Nov 26.0 on 27 Nov 2002 11.9 38
Injune Post Office 24.4 on 29 Nov 24.3 on 16 Nov 1996 12.1 40
Oakey Aero 23.4 on 29 Nov 23.0 on 3 Nov 1977 10.8 34



Summaries

 In the following table, certain key sites have been highlighted to make them easier to identify.

Summary statistics for spring 2006
Maximum temperatures
for spring
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for spring
(°C)
Rainfall
for spring
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2006
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
spring
2006
Mean for
spring
2006
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
spring
2006
Total for
spring
2006
Normal
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2006
Fraction of
spring
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.5 34.4 10 Nov 23.9 22.1 29 Oct 12.8
Coen Airport 32.2 40.7 16 Nov 19.6 14.0 10 Sep 1.6 74.7* 2%
Horn Island 30.4 33.0 10 Nov 24.0 20.3 29 Oct 28.2
Weipa Aero 34.8 37.8 7 Nov 20.0 15.6 12 Sep 15.8 132.8* 12%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.2 −0.1 36.6 16 Nov 21.7 +0.1 14.3 11 Sep 46.0 108.9 normal 42%
Musgrave 33.9 −0.4 40.2 10 Nov 15.9 −2.4 10.2 12 Sep 9.8 74.6 low 13%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.5 42.4 15 Nov 20.8 11.6 11 Sep 10.4 52.4* 20%
Burketown Post Office 33.1 −0.6 40.0 15 Nov 20.9 +0.2 11.5 11 Sep 9.6 52.4 low 18%
Cloncurry Airport 36.4 45.1 30 Nov 19.7 8.6 9 Sep 4.0 49.9* 8%
Croydon Township 35.5 −0.9 40.9 30 Nov 21.6 −0.4 9.0 12 Sep 25.0 63.3 low 39%
Julia Creek Airport 36.7 44.7 30 Nov 17.6 4.7 11 Sep 0.4 51.1* 1%
Kowanyama Airport 35.3 −0.3 40.1 16 Nov 19.8 −1.7 9.6 11 Sep 0.0 74.4 lowest 0%
Mornington Island 32.3 +0.3 38.8 15 Nov 22.4 −1.0 14.8 13 Sep 1.8 66.8 very low 3%
Mount Isa Aero 35.0 +1.1 43.5 30 Nov 17.8 −0.2 8.5 11 Sep 4.6 61.6 low 7%
Normanton Airport 36.0 41.8 29 Oct 22.0 13.6 11 Sep 29.4 56.9* 52%
Toorak Research Station 36.7 +1.1 45.3 30 Nov 16.6 −0.8 4.5 11 Sep 6.0 46.7 low 13%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 34.6 40.6 15 Nov 19.0 8.4 10 Sep 8.8 72.8* 12%
Georgetown Post Office 35.7 +0.6 41.0 30 Nov 18.5 −0.7 6.5 10 Sep 5.8 72.8 very low 8%
Hughenden Airport 34.5 43.6 30 Nov 19.2 12.0 17 Sep 9.8 66.6* 15%
Richmond Airport 36.0 43.8 30 Nov 17.5 5.9 10 Sep 3.2 52.5* 6%
Richmond Post Office 35.5 +0.3 44.0 30 Nov 17.9 +0.4 6.1 10 Sep 2.6 52.5 very low 5%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Atherton 25.9 35.5 15 Nov 13.9 3.5 10 Sep 93.3
Cairns Aero 29.2 −0.1 35.3 16 Nov 19.9 −0.6 11.5 10 Sep 163.8 165.9 normal 99%
Cape Flattery 29.6 35.2 16 Nov 22.5 17.7 8 Sep 23.4
Cooktown Airport 29.4 37.6 15 Nov 21.3 12.3 10 Sep 32.4 100.7* 32%
Green Island 28.0 32.4 10 Nov 22.2 17.3 10 Sep
Kairi Research Station 25.8 −0.9 37.4 15 Nov 14.2 −0.7 6.0 10 Sep 83.2 117.5 normal 71%
Low Isles 29.7 −0.5 35.3 10 Nov 22.3 −0.9 19.2 10 Sep 143.6 168.6 normal 85%
Mareeba Airport 28.9 38.5 15 Nov 16.1 8.3 10 Sep 29.8
Walkamin DPI 27.7 −1.3 37.2 15 Nov 15.6 −1.1 8.3 10 Sep 42.5 101.4 low 42%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell 27.7 −1.5 33.1 16 Nov 18.4 −0.3 10.5 10 Sep 453.5 206.4 very high 220%
Ingham 28.8 −1.4 35.7 30 Nov 17.5 −1.0 9.1 11 Sep 303.4 206.7 high 147%
Innisfail 27.4 −0.8 33.7 16 Nov 19.6 +0.8 12.7 10 Sep 307.2 321.9 normal 95%
Lucinda Point 25.8 30.5 6 Nov 21.6 15.5 10 Sep 76.4 97.0 normal 79%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.1 −0.8 34.0 16 Nov 18.4 −0.2 10.0 10 Sep 272.4 318.1 normal 86%
Townsville Aero 29.2 −0.1 36.4 16 Nov 19.0 −1.3 9.9 10 Sep 36.8 93.3 low 39%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.5 33.7 16 Nov 19.7 10.4 9 Sep 32.4
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.3 −0.4 37.6 16 Nov 17.2 −0.8 8.8 9 Sep 15.4 82.8 low 19%
Bowen Airport 28.5 35.0 16 Nov 18.7 9.0 9 Sep 26.5 58.8 normal 45%
Collinsville Post Office 31.6 −0.1 40.5 30 Nov 15.9 −1.1 6.9 11 Sep 57.8 84.5 normal 68%
Hamilton Island 25.8 32.4 16 Nov 20.6 16.9 9 Sep 68.8 148.3* 46%
Mackay Aero 27.6 −0.2 35.6 16 Nov 17.3 −0.3 7.3 11 Sep 64.6 131.9 low 49%
Mackay M.O 26.7 −0.7 32.5 30 Nov 18.9 −0.4 11.4 11 Sep 76.4 145.9 low 52%
Proserpine Airport 29.1 38.3 16 Nov 16.7 4.8 11 Sep 51.4 140.1 low 37%
St Lawrence 28.3 34.2 16 Nov 16.7 10.0 10 Sep 116.4 143.8* 81%
St Lawrence Post Office 28.8 0 34.9 16 Nov 17.3 −0.1 11.0 10 Sep 117.8 143.8 normal 82%
Te Kowai Exp Stn 28.2 −0.5 34.8 30 Nov 16.2 −0.2 6.8 11 Sep 124.8 154.2 normal 81%
Yeppoon 25.5 32.8 15 Nov 18.6 9.2 9 Sep 155.0
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 31.4 41.0 30 Nov 16.9 11.0 11 Sep 28.1 80.5* 35%
Moranbah 31.4 −0.3 42.7 30 Nov 17.2 0 13.5 24 Sep 33.0 112.1 low 29%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater 30.7 40.5 30 Nov 16.6 8.8 11 Sep 119.1 148.7* 80%
Brigalow Research Stn 30.5 +0.8 36.2 27 Nov 14.1 −0.3 5.5 20 Oct 73.4 179.8 low 41%
Clermont 31.9 +0.4 44.0 30 Nov 15.8 +0.1 5.1 11 Sep 28.8 111.3 low 26%
Emerald Airport 31.4 42.9 30 Nov 16.5 9.4 9 Sep 25.8
Rolleston 31.3 41.3 30 Nov 15.0 6.3 14 Sep 96.7 136.8 normal 71%
Springsure 30.6 +0.2 43.0 30 Nov 15.9 +1.2 3.6 11 Sep 63.0 136.5 low 46%
Tambo Post Office 31.9 +1.5 42.6 30 Nov 15.2 +2.0 3.0 11 Sep 36.2 97.4 low 37%
Taroom Post Office 31.3 +1.9 41.5 29 Nov 15.3 +1.3 5.2 17 Nov 76.9 162.2 low 47%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.6 +0.8 45.1 30 Nov 18.8 +1.8 8.0 11 Sep 29.9 80.8 low 37%
Blackall Airport 33.2 44.9 30 Nov 17.3 5.8 10 Sep 18.2 91.4* 20%
Isisford Post Office 34.4 +1.8 46.0 30 Nov 18.2 +1.9 6.5 10 Sep 5.4 75.1 very low 7%
Longreach Aero 34.6 +1.2 45.8 30 Nov 17.5 +1.2 6.3 11 Sep 7.2 61.7 very low 12%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal 36.6 +1.4 44.1 30 Nov 19.6 +0.6 6.0 11 Sep 4.0 49.4 very low 8%
The Monument 35.3 44.6 30 Nov 18.7 6.9 11 Sep 0.6
Trepell Airport 35.3 44.9 30 Nov 18.8 6.7 11 Sep 1.2
Urandangi 36.4 +1.8 45.5 30 Nov 18.2 +1.2 9.7 10 Sep 0.4 42.0 very low 1%
Winton Airport 35.4 45.7 30 Nov 17.8 6.2 10 Sep 5.6 57.8* 10%
Winton Post Office 35.3 +1.0 45.4 30 Nov 18.9 +1.7 9.1 10 Sep 10.2 57.8 low 18%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 36.3 46.7 30 Nov 18.1 10.2 13 Sep 1.6 36.4 very low 4%
Birdsville Airport 34.7 48.5 30 Nov 18.1 6.3 8 Sep 0.0 31.2* 0%
Boulia Airport 35.7 +1.9 46.4 30 Nov 20.0 +2.6 9.4 10 Sep 2.2 43.5 very low 5%
Windorah Post Office 34.7 +2.7 46.6 30 Nov 18.0 +1.9 6.0 10 Sep 1.4 49.3 very low 3%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 31.1 +0.3 38.6 30 Nov 15.4 +0.2 6.9 9 Sep 116.8 157.3 normal 74%
Bundaberg Aero 26.8 0 32.7 6 Nov 16.2 −0.1 10.7 17 Nov 115.8 200.1 low 58%
Gayndah Airport 29.5 39.0 29 Nov 14.9 6.5 8 Sep 111.4 180.4* 62%
Gayndah Post Office 29.5 +0.2 38.8 29 Nov 14.9 +1.2 6.5 17 Nov 126.3 180.4 normal 70%
Gladstone Airport 27.0 34.6 29 Nov 17.5 10.2 11 Sep 109.6
Gladstone Radar 28.9 +0.7 34.5 29 Nov 18.2 −0.3 10.7 11 Sep 106.0 162.9 low 65%
Heron Island 26.6 +0.3 30.9 16 Nov 20.0 −0.5 15.3 11 Sep 137.8 126.6 normal 109%
Lady Elliot Island 25.7 +0.3 28.9 30 Nov 20.0 −0.3 11.8 10 Sep 52.6 164.2 very low 32%
Monto Township 29.0 +0.3 36.7 29 Nov 13.4 +0.5 5.4 17 Nov 143.4 155.3 normal 92%
Rockhampton Aero 29.2 −0.2 37.6 29 Nov 16.7 0 8.6 9 Sep 73.4 141.5 low 52%
Rundle Island 24.3 28.2 27 Nov 20.4 13.8 11 Sep
Sandy Cape 25.7 −0.3 28.8 30 Nov 18.3 −0.3 13.6 8 Sep 161.1 182.7 normal 88%
Thangool Airport 30.4 36.2 30 Nov 12.6 4.4 10 Sep 90.3 159.4 low 57%
Town of 1770 25.8 29.8 30 Nov 18.5 11.8 11 Sep 114.8
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley 27.8 +0.3 40.5 29 Nov 13.0 0 4.9 17 Nov 173.0 185.0 normal 94%
Archerfield 26.7 0 36.2 28 Oct 14.5 +0.6 7.2 17 Nov 132.4 213.7 low 62%
Baroon Pocket Dam 25.5 36.5 29 Nov 13.9 5.7 17 Nov 253.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.7 38.6 29 Nov 13.8 8.1 17 Nov 167.4 259.2 low 65%
Brian Pastures 29.9 +0.9 35.6 26 Nov 14.7 +0.1 6.2 17 Nov 94.9 168.8 low 56%
Brisbane 25.9 33.3 28 Oct 16.2 10.8 17 Nov 163.8 217.3* 75%
Brisbane Aero 25.1 30.4 29 Nov 15.5 8.3 17 Nov 103.8 218.9* 47%
Cape Moreton 23.5 +0.5 27.6 27 Nov 18.4 +0.7 13.4 8 Sep 124.4 242.4 low 51%
Coolangatta 24.2 29.9 27 Nov 16.0 9.3 8 Sep 217.2 256.3 normal 85%
Double Island Point 25.1 +0.8 30.3 29 Nov 18.6 +0.2 13.3 11 Sep 84.2 211.1 very low 40%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.1 31.9 29 Nov 16.5 8.2 17 Nov 260.4 247.4* 105%
Gympie 27.7 −0.5 38.6 29 Nov 12.9 −0.6 3.5 17 Nov 123.4 207.8 low 59%
Hervey Bay 26.1 31.2 27 Nov 16.4 9.1 17 Nov 143.6
Hinze Dam 25.7 35.7 26 Nov 15.4 9.9 17 Nov 216.0 244.7 normal 88%
Jimna Forestry 24.8 37.0 29 Nov 11.7 3.0 17 Nov 99.4
Kingaroy Airport 26.9 37.8 29 Nov 11.9 2.4 17 Nov 113.4 176.6* 64%
Logan City Water Treatment 25.8 35.5 29 Nov 15.5 8.5 17 Nov 141.0
Maleny Tamarind St 23.2 34.2 29 Nov 13.6 8.0 17 Nov 290.4 306.6 normal 95%
Maroochydore Aero 24.7 32.5 28 Oct 15.2 5.7 17 Nov 259.4
Maryborough 27.0 −0.6 32.7 6 Nov 15.2 +0.1 8.8 17 Nov 166.6 204.5 normal 81%
Nambour DPI 25.7 −0.8 37.7 29 Nov 14.2 +0.7 5.4 17 Nov 261.5 293.1 normal 89%
Point Lookout 24.2 28.4 27 Nov 18.3 11.9 11 Sep 379.8
Rainbow Beach 24.5 31.0 29 Nov 16.4 7.0 17 Nov 218.1
Redcliffe 24.7 31.6 29 Nov 16.4 10.7 17 Nov 114.0 198.9* 57%
Redlands HRS 25.2 −0.1 36.6 22 Nov 14.2 +0.3 5.7 17 Nov 146.2 226.5 low 65%
Tewantin RSL Park 24.3 32.7 29 Nov 16.3 9.8 9 Sep 260.6 268.8* 97%
Toolara 27.4 38.5 29 Nov 15.8 10.1 8 Sep 159.8
Gatton UQ 28.4 +0.6 41.8 29 Nov 13.0 +0.1 6.3 17 Nov 167.6 177.7 normal 94%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 23.1 +1.8 33.5 29 Nov 9.2 +0.4 0.0 17 Nov 184.2 197.0 normal 94%
Dalby 29.3 38.0 24 Nov 12.7 1.8 9 Sep 67.0 169.3* 40%
Goondiwindi 30.1 42.6 29 Nov 14.4 5.6 5 Sep 48.8 145.6* 34%
Inglewood Forest 29.1 41.2 29 Nov 13.1 4.6 17 Nov 103.4
Oakey 27.4 +1.2 39.8 29 Nov 12.4 +1.6 0.8 9 Sep 119.0 167.0 normal 71%
Stanthorpe 23.9 +1.5 34.9 29 Nov 9.2 +0.6 −0.7 9 Sep 186.1 196.3 normal 95%
Texas Post Office 29.2 +1.9 41.0 29 Nov 13.0 +1.8 3.3 8 Sep 142.4 166.8 normal 85%
Toowoomba Airport 24.3 37.0 29 Nov 12.4 4.9 8 Sep 156.2 207.7* 75%
Warwick 26.1 37.3 29 Nov 10.7 1.3 9 Sep 209.2 171.6* 122%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles 30.0 40.6 29 Nov 14.4 3.4 17 Nov 61.0 149.6* 41%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 30.3 +1.3 40.9 29 Nov 13.9 +1.8 3.1 17 Nov 120.6 143.8 normal 84%
Mitchell Post Office 31.4 +2.5 42.0 29 Nov 14.0 +2.1 3.6 17 Nov 67.7 126.0 low 54%
Roma Airport 30.7 43.1 29 Nov 15.4 4.2 17 Nov 61.2 138.6 low 44%
St George Airport 31.3 43.8 29 Nov 15.6 4.2 26 Sep 41.6 113.1* 37%
Surat 30.8 +2.0 43.9 29 Nov 15.6 +2.4 4.3 17 Nov 60.9 132.9 low 46%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon 32.1 +2.8 44.0 29 Nov 15.9 +2.5 5.5 10 Sep 12.7 99.6 very low 13%
Charleville Aero 31.9 +2.4 43.3 29 Nov 15.9 +1.9 3.8 10 Sep 37.6 104.6 low 36%
Cunnamulla Post Office 32.0 +2.7 43.7 29 Nov 16.4 +1.9 6.3 10 Sep 4.0 72.7 very low 6%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie Airport 33.3 +2.6 44.9 30 Nov 17.6 +1.8 6.4 10 Sep 13.4 64.3 low 21%
Thargomindah Airport 32.7 44.8 30 Nov 18.0 7.1 10 Sep 2.4 58.2* 4%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Friday 1 December 2006. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Normals are long-term averages based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not calculated for sites with less than 20 years of record. *In this case, normals from a suitable nearby site may be included, if available (these are marked with an *).

The Rank indicates about where rainfall this time ranks in the climate record for the site.

Further information

Queensland Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (07) 3239 8700
Email climate.qld@bom.gov.au