Thursday, 1 March 2007 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC24R0

Queensland Seasonal Climate Summary Summer 2006−07

Summary

Below average rainfall was recorded in the southeast of the state, while heavy rain brought above average rain to the southwest and north tropical coast. 

Summer temperatures were generally milder than average, though both hot and cold extremes brought new summer records during December. 

Rainfall

Summer rainfall totals were below average over southeast Queensland, the Capricornia and parts of the Central Coalfields and Maranoa. Rainfall totals were particularly low in a number of locations, especially in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt. Record low summer rainfall totals were recorded at a number of places including Nobby with 106.5 mm (average 294 mm, 67 years of record), Dunmore State Forest with 84.0 mm (average 276 mm, 64 years of record) and Ballandean with 127.6 mm (average 289 mm, 38 years of record). 

See below for a list of record low summer rainfall totals

A tropical depression which tracked from Central Australia through southwest Queensland during January brought very heavy rainfall and led to higher than average summer rainfall in the southwest of the state. 

Elsewhere in the state, rainfall totals were mixed, with parts of Cape York Peninsula and the northwest drier than average, while parts of central Queensland and the North Tropical Coast received above average rainfall.

Monsoon activity during January and early February brought heavy rainfall to parts of the tropics, especially the north tropical coast. The monsoon triggered the development of Tropical Cyclone Nelson in early February, bringing heavy rainfall to island communities in the Gulf. Nelson, however quickly dissipated after crossing the coast over southwestern Cape York Peninsula. 

December and much of February saw less activity in the tropics, though by the end of February, another burst of monsoon activitity was developing, and likely to bring heavy rainfall to parts of the state in early March. 

Refer also to maps of rainfall deciles and rainfall totals.

Temperature

Maximum temperatures were cooler than average over much of the state, apart from the southern interior and Cape York Peninsula. Refer to the map of maximum temperature anomalies.

While much of the country experienced an unusually hot summer, Queensland, as a whole, was cooler, with  average maximum temperatures the coolest since 2000. A surface cold front and cloud cover associated with an upper trough combined to bring record low December maximum temperatures to many parts of central and southern Queensland between the 25th and 27th. In contrast, a hot spell in early December saw new record maximum temperatures at Winton and Toorak. See the list of new summer temperature records for more details.

Overnight minimum temperatures were warmer than average in the southern interior, while elsewhere in the state, they were generally within a degree of average. Refer to the map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
46.9°C at Cloncurry Airport on 1 Dec 2006
46.9°C at Winton Airport on 1 Dec 2006
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
38.1°C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
25.2°C at Maleny Tamarind St
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
16.4°C at Injune Post Office on 26 Dec 2006
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
7.6°C at Applethorpe on 29 Dec 2006
7.6°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 29 Jan 2007
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
14.2°C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
26.3°C at Sweers Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
33.3°C at Birdsville Airport on 12 Jan 2007
33.0°C at Bedourie Police Station on 1 Dec 2006
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
2449.0 mm at Babinda Post Office
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
402.0 mm at Topaz on 5 Feb 2007
349.2 mm at Hecate on 2 Feb 2007

Records

Record lowest total summer rainfall
Total rainfall
for summer 2006−07 (mm)
Previous lowest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Nobby 106.5 130.0 in 1984 293.7 67
Dunmore State Forest 84.0 114.2 in 1992 275.7 64
Woodspring 54.0 76.0 in 1979 244.1 53
Ballandean Post Office 127.6 134.0 in 1988 289.0 38
Tipton Bridge 76.8 119.0 in 2004 267.8 35



Record highest summer temperature
Highest temperature
in summer 2006−07 (°C)
Previous highest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Winton Post Office 46.8 on 1 Dec 2006 45.6 on 4 Jan 1994 37.3 51
Toorak Research Station 46.5 on 1 Dec 2006 46.0 on 1 Dec 1996 37.3 32




Record lowest summer daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in summer 2006−07 (°C)
Previous lowest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Gayndah Post Office 20.0 on 27 Dec 2006 20.6 on 28 Jan 1942 32.6 114
Rockhampton Aero 21.1 on 27 Dec 2006 21.7 on 15 Feb 2000 31.8 68
Amberley AMO 19.3 on 27 Dec 2006 19.8 on 6 Dec 1960 30.8 66
St Lawrence Post Office 20.9 on 27 Dec 2006 21.7 on 14 Feb 1961 31.6 51
Taroom Post Office 18.9 on 27 Dec 2006 19.4 on 17 Feb 1961 33.3 51
Gladstone Radar 20.6 on 27 Dec 2006 20.7 on 24 Jan 1966 31.1 50
Barcaldine Post Office 20.0 on 27 Dec 2006 20.2 on 22 Dec 1962 35.4 46
Springsure Dame St 19.6 on 27 Dec 2006 20.2 on 15 Feb 2000 33.8 43
Gatton (UQ) 19.0 on 27 Dec 2006 20.0 on 5 Feb 1989 31.2 43
Gympie 19.6 on 27 Dec 2006 20.7 on 8 Dec 1967 31.0 42
Injune Post Office 16.4 on 26 Dec 2006 19.8 on 15 Feb 2000 33.1 41
Mount Isa Aero 20.4 on 26 Dec 2006 23.0 on 21 Dec 1976 36.2 41
Baralaba Post Office 20.4 on 27 Dec 2006 21.8 on 6 Jan 1980 34.1 40
Longreach Aero 20.7 on 27 Dec 2006 21.1 on 3 Feb 1989 36.9 40
Brigalow Research Stn 19.4 on 27 Dec 2006 20.0 on 4 Feb 1989 33.1 39
Gatton QDPI Research Stn 19.0 on 27 Dec 2006 20.1 on 5 Feb 1989 31.2 37
Monto Township 18.5 on 27 Dec 2006 19.0 on 4 Feb 1989 31.9 34
Oakey Aero 17.6 on 26 Dec 2006 17.9 on 27 Dec 1999 30.4 34
Archerfield Airport 19.4 on 27 Dec 2006 19.6 on 1 Dec 1986 29.9 32



Summaries

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

Summary statistics for summer 2006−07
Maximum temperatures
for summer
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for summer
(°C)
Rainfall
for summer
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2006−07
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
summer
2006−07
Mean for
summer
2006−07
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
summer
2006−07
Total for
summer
2006−07
Normal
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2006−07
Fraction of
summer
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.6 +0.5 35.5 31 Dec 2006 25.6 −0.4 21.4 9 Feb 2007 890.8 773.8 normal 115%
Coen Airport 33.3 38.3 5 Dec 2006 23.9 18.9 1 Dec 2006 664.8
Horn Island 31.4 +0.5 33.5 27 Dec 2006 25.4 +0.2 21.1 9 Feb 2007 1060.8 1083.3 normal 98%
Weipa Aero 33.8 +1.5 37.9 28 Dec 2006 24.2 0 21.3 21 Dec 2006 986.6 1289.1 low 77%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 32.4 +0.7 36.1 12 Feb 2007 24.4 +0.8 19.8 1 Dec 2006 600.2 1001.4 very low 60%
Musgrave 34.0 +0.5 38.4 1 Dec 2006 23.2 +0.2 17.4 17 Dec 2006 747.6 738.7 normal 101%
Palmerville 34.3 +0.5 39.9 18 Dec 2006 23.5 +0.8 17.7 21 Dec 2006 860.4 679.4 high 127%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.3 41.3 4 Dec 2006 25.2 21.5 7 Dec 2006 411.0
Burketown Post Office 33.7 −0.7 40.0 3 Dec 2006 25.3 +0.5 21.7 7 Dec 2006 457.0 524.7 normal 87%
Century Mine 37.0 44.2 1 Dec 2006 24.5 20.1 8 Dec 2006 311.2
Cloncurry Airport 36.5 −0.8 46.9 1 Dec 2006 23.9 −0.7 16.9 13 Feb 2007 285.0 361.9 low 79%
Croydon Township 35.1 −0.8 40.6 1 Dec 2006 24.9 +0.5 19.6 8 Dec 2006 437.4 504.9 normal 87%
Julia Creek Airport 37.3 45.8 1 Dec 2006 23.0 15.4 13 Feb 2007 171.2
Kowanyama Airport 34.1 +0.7 39.5 4 Jan 2007 24.7 +0.4 21.9 21 Dec 2006 818.2 870.3 normal 94%
Mornington Island 32.6 +0.2 38.0 4 Dec 2006 25.9 +0.1 22.3 31 Dec 2006 883.4 773.8 normal 114%
Mount Isa Aero 35.8 −0.4 45.1 1 Dec 2006 22.9 −0.5 15.3 27 Dec 2006 174.0 273.5 low 64%
Sweers Island 32.7 37.0 4 Dec 2006 26.3 22.2 24 Feb 2007 754.2
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 41.2 1 Dec 2006 23.2 18.7 9 Feb 2007 427.0
Georgetown Post Office 35.2 +0.5 41.5 1 Dec 2006 23.1 +0.3 19.0 16 Dec 2006 509.4 563.2 normal 90%
Hughenden Airport 34.5 43.9 1 Dec 2006 22.8 15.7 13 Feb 2007 203.8
Richmond Airport 36.6 45.0 1 Dec 2006 22.6 14.9 13 Feb 2007 199.8
Richmond Post Office 35.9 −1.0 44.8 1 Dec 2006 23.0 +0.3 17.4 12 Feb 2007 245.1 293.8 normal 83%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 31.0 −0.3 34.5 13 Feb 2007 23.7 +0.1 21.5 16 Dec 2006 987.4 1011.4 normal 98%
Green Island 30.5 −0.7 34.6 10 Jan 2007 25.0 −0.2 22.4 8 Dec 2006
Mareeba Airport 30.4 35.2 10 Jan 2007 21.2 16.6 20 Dec 2006 513.8
Walkamin DPI 29.5 −0.4 34.5 10 Jan 2007 20.0 −0.2 16.5 9 Feb 2007 450.9 577.5 normal 78%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 30.1 −1.3 35.0 13 Feb 2007 23.5 +0.9 19.5 20 Dec 2006 1487.0 1092.6 high 136%
Ingham Composite 31.2 −0.9 38.0 12 Feb 2007 22.4 −0.5 18.1 26 Dec 2006 1377.0 1045.9 high 132%
Innisfail 30.0 −0.7 34.4 12 Feb 2007 23.5 +1.0 20.7 20 Dec 2006 1914.8 1366.2 high 140%
Lucinda Point 28.8 −1.3 32.3 13 Feb 2007 24.8 −0.5 21.5 9 Feb 2007 509.6 468.6 high 109%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.3 −0.7 36.0 13 Feb 2007 22.9 +0.5 19.0 16 Dec 2006 1696.8 1365.3 high 124%
Townsville Aero 30.8 −0.5 34.7 9 Feb 2007 24.2 +0.1 20.9 10 Dec 2006 880.2 682.7 high 129%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.9 −0.9 33.8 10 Jan 2007 22.4 −0.1 17.5 20 Dec 2006 670.6 541.4 high 124%
Bowen Airport 30.5 −1.0 33.0 15 Jan 2007 23.4 −0.4 18.5 20 Dec 2006 757.8 518.9 high 146%
Collinsville Post Office 32.9 −0.6 38.9 17 Dec 2006 21.7 0 16.9 20 Dec 2006 524.4 386.2 high 136%
Mackay Aero 29.6 −0.6 33.0 9 Jan 2007 22.6 −0.1 18.4 28 Dec 2006 887.0 799.1 normal 111%
Mackay M.O 29.5 −0.5 33.9 10 Jan 2007 23.1 −0.1 18.4 28 Dec 2006 951.4 762.6 high 125%
Samuel Hill Aero 29.3 34.6 9 Jan 2007 20.5 13.1 20 Dec 2006 510.0
St Lawrence 30.4 33.5 28 Jan 2007 22.1 17.2 27 Dec 2006 428.0
St Lawrence Post Office 30.7 −0.9 34.1 11 Jan 2007 22.2 −0.1 17.4 27 Dec 2006 601.7 524.5 normal 115%
Williamson 30.7 34.6 28 Jan 2007 22.1 16.2 20 Dec 2006 199.6
Woolshed 27.6 33.7 13 Feb 2007 20.1 17.1 21 Dec 2006 551.8
Yeppoon The Esplanade 28.3 −1.0 31.4 29 Jan 2007 23.1 −0.3 18.8 27 Dec 2006 234.0 329.3 low 71%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.7 −1.1 38.0 11 Feb 2007 21.9 −0.5 18.0 20 Dec 2006 549.9 332.8 high 165%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 31.9 −2.0 38.4 17 Dec 2006 21.0 −0.7 15.0 28 Dec 2006 307.2 279.3 normal 110%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Brigalow Research Stn 33.0 −0.1 39.0 28 Jan 2007 20.2 −0.2 14.0 27 Dec 2006 257.0 301.5 normal 85%
Clermont Sirius St 32.8 −1.4 40.2 9 Jan 2007 20.7 −0.5 13.0 28 Dec 2006 237.7 322.8 normal 74%
Emerald Airport 32.3 −2.3 38.5 9 Jan 2007 21.0 −1.1 12.3 27 Dec 2006 338.8 223.8 high 151%
Rolleston Meteor St 33.0 −1.5 39.2 16 Dec 2006 20.0 −0.6 8.9 29 Dec 2006 167.8 273.2 low 61%
Springsure Dame St 31.9 −1.8 38.3 16 Dec 2006 20.3 −0.2 11.4 27 Dec 2006 224.4 300.9 normal 75%
Tambo Post Office 34.0 −0.6 40.2 1 Dec 2006 20.6 +0.8 13.1 27 Dec 2006 285.5 225.0 high 127%
Taroom Post Office 34.1 +0.8 41.0 12 Jan 2007 20.2 0 13.4 28 Dec 2006 111.3 273.2 very low 41%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 33.9 −1.4 41.0 1 Dec 2006 22.6 0 15.2 27 Dec 2006 218.8 223.1 normal 98%
Blackall Airport 34.6 41.5 1 Dec 2006 22.2 13.5 27 Dec 2006 218.0
Isisford Post Office 36.1 −0.5 44.7 1 Dec 2006 22.7 +0.2 14.5 27 Dec 2006 179.4 193.2 normal 93%
Longreach Aero 35.6 −1.3 45.7 1 Dec 2006 22.1 −0.5 14.5 27 Dec 2006 270.8 213.0 high 127%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.9 −0.3 45.9 1 Dec 2006 24.0 0 15.7 27 Dec 2006 246.4 245.5 normal 100%
The Monument Airport 36.8 46.5 1 Dec 2006 23.6 14.9 27 Dec 2006 130.2
Trepell Airport 37.5 46.0 1 Dec 2006 23.7 15.1 27 Dec 2006 71.4
Urandangi 37.0 −1.2 45.5 1 Dec 2006 23.4 0 12.8 28 Dec 2006 200.6 164.6 normal 122%
Winton Airport 36.3 46.9 1 Dec 2006 22.5 16.8 27 Dec 2006 261.8
Winton Post Office 36.8 −0.6 46.8 1 Dec 2006 23.2 +0.1 17.2 27 Dec 2006 265.5 216.6 high 123%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 37.0 44.8 6 Jan 2007 24.0 13.0 28 Dec 2006 310.7 82.9 very high 375%
Birdsville Airport 38.1 44.3 14 Dec 2006 24.6 16.2 27 Dec 2006 82.4
Boulia Airport 37.4 −0.8 46.2 1 Dec 2006 24.4 +0.5 15.0 28 Dec 2006 204.3 130.6 high 156%
Windorah Post Office 37.5 +0.1 46.8 1 Dec 2006 23.9 +0.6 12.7 28 Dec 2006 162.4 119.8 high 136%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 33.5 −0.6 39.2 28 Jan 2007 20.7 −0.2 14.0 27 Dec 2006 189.8 304.4 low 62%
Bundaberg Aero 29.7 −0.1 34.1 29 Jan 2007 20.4 −0.6 16.3 19 Dec 2006 218.1 443.5 low 49%
Gayndah Airport 32.4 38.4 29 Jan 2007 19.5 13.9 7 Dec 2006 183.0
Gayndah Post Office 32.3 −0.2 38.2 29 Jan 2007 19.6 0 14.1 7 Dec 2006 212.3 322.5 low 66%
Gladstone Airport 29.8 −0.7 35.2 28 Jan 2007 22.1 −0.6 18.0 29 Dec 2006 147.8 341.5 very low 43%
Gladstone Radar 31.4 +0.4 36.3 28 Jan 2007 21.8 −0.5 17.8 28 Dec 2006 176.6 406.1 low 43%
Heron Island Res Stn 29.3 −0.2 32.7 29 Jan 2007 23.4 −0.6 20.3 28 Dec 2006 215.0 334.5 low 64%
Lady Elliot Island 28.8 −0.2 32.2 29 Jan 2007 23.1 −0.6 19.8 28 Dec 2006 194.6 375.1 low 52%
Monto Township 31.2 −0.7 37.0 15 Dec 2006 18.5 −0.4 12.9 5 Jan 2007 222.9 307.4 low 73%
Rockhampton Aero 31.4 −0.4 37.9 9 Jan 2007 21.6 −0.2 16.9 27 Dec 2006 206.0 368.0 low 56%
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 28.8 −0.3 32.0 30 Jan 2007 21.3 −0.8 17.8 28 Dec 2006 336.3 421.0 normal 80%
Thangool Airport 32.7 −0.7 38.0 22 Jan 2007 18.9 −0.5 13.1 20 Dec 2006 204.9 282.9 low 72%
Town of 1770 28.8 −0.1 33.3 24 Jan 2007 22.1 −0.5 17.2 29 Dec 2006 271.0 454.3 low 60%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 30.6 −0.2 38.0 29 Jan 2007 18.3 −0.9 11.4 7 Dec 2006 228.8 353.9 low 65%
Archerfield Airport 29.5 −0.4 35.6 29 Jan 2007 18.9 −0.8 12.9 29 Dec 2006 205.4 412.0 very low 50%
Beerburrum Forest Station 29.1 36.4 29 Jan 2007 18.2 12.7 7 Dec 2006 414.2 554.3 normal 75%
Brian Pastures 32.3 +0.1 37.5 29 Jan 2007 19.2 −0.8 10.5 23 Dec 2006 168.1 294.6 low 57%
Brisbane* 28.9 −0.4 34.2 27 Jan 2007 20.3 −0.9 15.3 29 Dec 2006 238.8 444.2 low 51%
Brisbane Aero 27.9 −0.9 32.0 29 Jan 2007 20.2 −0.6 14.4 29 Dec 2006 295.0 364.7 low 81%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 27.1 +0.6 30.3 31 Jan 2007 21.8 +0.2 16.9 27 Dec 2006 163.8 439.2 very low 37%
Coolangatta 27.8 +0.1 32.2 27 Jan 2007 19.4 −1.1 13.5 7 Dec 2006 269.2 446.5 low 60%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 28.4 +0.9 32.5 31 Jan 2007 22.0 −0.1 16.2 27 Dec 2006 144.8 460.0 very low 31%
Gold Coast Seaway 29.4 +1.3 34.5 24 Jan 2007 20.7 −0.6 16.3 29 Dec 2006 315.2 398.4 low 79%
Gympie 29.9 −1.1 36.9 29 Jan 2007 18.1 −1.1 10.9 24 Dec 2006 340.8 464.3 low 73%
Hervey Bay Airport 30.0 35.2 31 Jan 2007 21.0 15.2 24 Dec 2006 180.6
Jimna Forestry 27.5 34.7 29 Jan 2007 16.4 9.4 19 Dec 2006 217.2
Kingaroy Airport 29.7 36.4 15 Dec 2006 16.9 9.4 7 Dec 2006 166.8
Logan City Water Treatment 28.3 −1.1 34.5 8 Jan 2007 19.5 −0.3 14.2 29 Dec 2006 238.4 369.9 very low 64%
Maleny Tamarind St 25.2 31.8 29 Jan 2007 17.3 11.0 27 Dec 2006 517.4 781.6 normal 66%
Maroochydore Aero 27.9 −0.5 32.1 27 Jan 2007 19.9 −0.9 13.5 24 Dec 2006 366.0 420.8 normal 87%
Maryborough 30.1 −0.4 36.1 29 Jan 2007 19.8 −0.5 14.8 24 Dec 2006 237.0 462.7 low 51%
Nambour DPI 28.1 −0.9 33.6 15 Dec 2006 18.5 −0.6 12.1 24 Dec 2006 469.6 669.4 normal 70%
Point Lookout 28.3 −0.3 32.4 26 Jan 2007 21.5 −0.8 15.8 27 Dec 2006 253.7
Rainbow Beach 27.8 −0.9 31.7 27 Jan 2007 21.6 −0.1 14.4 24 Dec 2006 249.9 465.4 low 54%
Redcliffe 27.7 33.9 27 Jan 2007 21.0 15.9 29 Dec 2006 229.2
Tewantin RSL Park 27.1 −1.3 31.4 27 Jan 2007 20.6 −1.0 14.4 27 Dec 2006 375.2 490.6 low 76%
Toolara 30.5 −0.8 36.7 29 Jan 2007 19.5 −0.9 14.5 27 Dec 2006 281.2 446.9 low 63%
University of Queensland Gatton 31.7 +0.5 38.4 29 Jan 2007 17.8 −0.9 10.0 7 Dec 2006 139.8 310.9 very low 45%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 26.6 +0.7 32.8 27 Jan 2007 14.2 −0.4 7.6 29 Dec 2006 151.0 271.2 very low 56%
Dalby Airport 32.6 +0.7 38.5 13 Jan 2007 17.6 −0.8 12.8 19 Dec 2006 104.6 261.9 very low 40%
Goondiwindi Airport 34.0 +0.9 40.6 27 Jan 2007 19.9 +0.3 13.6 27 Dec 2006 68.6 249.1 lowest 28%
Inglewood Forest 33.0 39.4 13 Jan 2007 17.5 11.7 29 Dec 2006 112.4
Oakey Aero 30.6 +0.2 37.0 28 Jan 2007 17.5 +0.2 11.8 29 Dec 2006 126.2 257.7 very low 48%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.8 −0.2 34.5 31 Jan 2007 14.8 −0.3 7.6 29 Jan 2007 111.0 276.4 very low 40%
Texas Post Office 33.5 +0.5 38.6 30 Jan 2007 18.4 +0.4 12.5 18 Dec 2006 176.6 245.3 low 72%
Toowoomba Airport 27.5 −0.4 34.5 13 Jan 2007 16.6 −0.7 12.1 27 Dec 2006 153.2 284.6 lowest 54%
Warwick 30.1 +0.3 36.8 27 Jan 2007 15.6 −1.0 8.8 29 Dec 2006 102.8 234.1 lowest 44%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 32.9 −0.6 39.1 27 Jan 2007 19.4 −0.5 12.8 27 Dec 2006 173.2
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 32.8 −0.2 39.7 10 Feb 2007 19.7 +0.8 13.2 28 Dec 2006 145.6 261.8 very low 56%
Mitchell Post Office 34.3 +0.7 39.9 15 Dec 2006 20.5 +1.2 12.2 27 Dec 2006 112.5 217.9 low 52%
St George Airport 34.3 −0.2 40.6 27 Jan 2007 22.1 +1.0 13.2 27 Dec 2006 115.2 173.6 low 66%
Surat 33.6 −0.3 39.6 27 Jan 2007 21.1 +1.1 13.5 27 Dec 2006 139.6 214.8 low 65%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 42.5 15 Jan 2007 22.5 +1.8 13.6 29 Dec 2006 80.2 166.6 low 48%
Charleville Aero 34.7 +0.1 41.6 1 Dec 2006 21.9 +0.8 15.1 27 Dec 2006 167.8 192.1 normal 87%
Cunnamulla Post Office 35.8 +0.4 43.1 14 Jan 2007 22.3 +0.8 14.2 28 Dec 2006 110.0 134.4 normal 82%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 37.3 45.4 12 Jan 2007 24.4 14.9 27 Dec 2006 141.4
Quilpie Airport 36.5 +0.2 44.6 1 Dec 2006 24.0 +0.9 13.6 28 Dec 2006 129.7 135.9 normal 95%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Thursday 1 March 2007. 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 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. *In this case, normals from a suitable nearby site may be included, if available (these are marked with an *). 

The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of "normal" 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, normal in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of normal shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Further information

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