Friday, 1 June 2007 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC24R0

Autumn climate summary for Queensland 2007

Summary

Queensland has recorded its warmest autumn on record with many places setting new temperature records.


Rainfall

Autumn rainfall totals were below average over Central and Southeast Queensland, the Central West and the Maranoa and Warrego. Rainfall associated with a frontal system that brought significant rainfall to New  South Wales and Victoria during May led to above average totals in parts of the Channel Country near the southern border. Elsewhere totals were mixed, with rainfall near average over much of the west and north, apart from a few pockets of both above and below average totals. 

A number of places in Central and Southeast Queensland recorded their lowest autumn rainfall on record, including Alderley with 73 mm (average 311 mm, 105 years of record), Collinsville with 15 mm (average 170 mm, 68 years of record) and Gladstone with 37.2 mm (average 191 mm, 49 years of record).  Refer below to sites with the lowest total autumn rainfall on record.

Brisbane recorded a total of 62.8 mm, little more than a fifth of the long-term average of 305 mm for autumn. 

See a map of total rainfall and rainfall deciles.

Temperature

Both daytime maximum and overnight minimum temperatures were above average across the state during autumn, with the exception being some small areas with slighter cooler than average temperatures near the Gulf and on Cape York Peninsula. 

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

Taking the state as a whole, and based on figures since 1950, Queensland had its warmest autumn on record. The average day-time maximum temperature across the state was 2.1 degrees warmer than the long-term average and the highest on record, while the minimum temperatures were 1.3 degrees warmer and the 4th warmest on record.

The extreme temperatures led to new records in many places in both hottest daily temperatures and overall monthly means.  Refer below for a full list of new autumn temperature records.

Some of the places which recorded new monthly mean maximum temperatures for autumn include Georgetown with 34.6°C (average 32°C, previous record 34.3°C, 113 years of record), Mitchell with 30.7°C (average 27.1°C, previous record 29.7°C, 86 years of record) and Charleville with 30.6°C (average 27.7°C, previous record 29.9°C, 65 years of record).

Brisbane’s average maximum temperature was about 2.5 degrees warmer than average for autumn while the minimum was about 1.5 degrees warmer. For more details see the summary table below.


Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
44.6°C at Birdsville Airport on 4 Mar
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
35.5°C at Julia Creek Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
23.0°C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
14.2°C at Applethorpe on 28 Apr
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−1.6°C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 23 May
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
10.2°C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
25.6°C at Coconut Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
31.1°C at Quilpie Airport on 5 Mar
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
 2569 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Stn 
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
 207.5 mm at Babinda on 27 May

Records


Record lowest total autumn rainfall
Total rainfall
for autumn 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for autumn
Normal for
autumn
Years of
record
Alderley 73.0 80.2 in 1975 311.2 105
Lake Manchester 41.0 54.6 in 1993 230.1 88
Archerfield Airport 50.0 62.2 in 1965 277.4 74
Collinsville Post Office 15.0 21.2 in 1951 170.2 68
Lady Elliot Island 64.6 94.5 in 1957 350.0 67
Ellangowan 31.0 37.7 in 2005 144.8 55
Gladstone Radar 37.2 42.0 in 1995 190.6 49
Carfax 11.9 18.9 in 2004 125.1 45
Winvic 3.0 13.0 in 1993 128.7 45
Long Pocket CSIRO Lab 73.4 80.8 in 1973 284.6 39
Tipton Bridge 22.8 26.8 in 1991 127.0 36
Kareeya TM 194.6 505.0 in 2003 940.3 22





Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for autumn
Normal for
autumn
Years of
record
Georgetown Post Office 34.6 34.3 in 1931 32.0 113
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.6 25.1 in 1916 23.9 92
Mitchell Post Office 30.7 29.7 in 1993 27.1 86
University of Queensland Gatton 29.6 29.0 in 2005 26.7 83
Windorah Post Office 33.3 33.1 in 2005 30.0 71
Winton Post Office 34.3 34.1 in 1942 31.6 69
Charleville Aero 30.6 29.9 in 2005 27.7 65
Quilpie Airport 31.8 31.4 in 2005 28.9 65
Amberley AMO 29.4 29.1 in 1942 26.8 63
Taroom Post Office 31.3 30.4 in 1973 28.3 51
Gladstone Radar 30.2 29.8 in 2005 28.1 50
Longreach Aero 33.4 33.3 in 2002 31.0 41
Mount Isa Aero 33.6 33.5 in 2002 31.3 41
Injune Post Office 29.8 28.9 in 1991 27.2 39
Baralaba Post Office 32.0 31.8 in 1973 29.9 37
Brian Pastures 30.5 29.8 in 2006 28.2 35
Monto Township 30.0 28.9 in 1973 27.2 34
Oakey Aero 28.0 27.2 in 1991 25.5 34
Archerfield Airport 28.7 27.7 in 1991 26.3 32
Bundaberg Aero 28.7 28.4 in 1998 27.0 28
Town of 1770 27.7 27.3 in 1998 26.2 20




Record highest autumn temperature
Highest temperature
in autumn 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for autumn
Normal for
autumn
Years of
record
Taroom Post Office 42.0 on 12 Mar 41.8 on 13 Mar 1973 28.3 51
Cunnamulla Post Office 43.3 on 4 Mar 42.0 on 9 Mar 2004 27.7 50
Gladstone Radar 42.0 on 12 Mar 37.0 on 1 Mar 1993 28.1 50
St Lawrence Post Office 39.3 on 12 Mar 38.4 on 7 Mar 1990 29.0 50
Clermont Sirius St 41.0 on 12 Mar 40.7 on 9 Mar 1995 29.2 46
Gympie 38.1 on 11 Mar 37.6 on 30 Mar 1980 27.1 43
Springsure Dame St 40.2 on 12 Mar 39.6 on 15 Mar 1998 28.7 42
Injune Post Office 40.1 on 12 Mar 39.2 on 15 Mar 1998 27.2 40
Brian Pastures 42.5 on 12 Mar 39.3 on 3 Mar 1985 28.2 38
Mitchell Post Office 39.9 on 12 Mar 39.6 on 3 Mar 1985 27.1 38
Oakey Aero 38.0 on 12 Mar 37.7 on 15 Mar 1998 25.5 35
Archerfield Airport 38.7 on 11 Mar 36.2 on 27 Mar 1991 26.3 34
Monto Township 40.1 on 12 Mar 37.8 on 2 Mar 1962 27.2 34




Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for autumn
Normal for
autumn
Years of
record
Boulia Airport 20.1 20.0 in 1958 17.0 116
Surat 15.4 15.1 in 1974 13.3 58
Springsure Dame St 17.2 16.8 in 2000 14.9 54
Bundaberg Aero 18.1 18.0 in 1996 17.2 28




Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in autumn 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for autumn
Normal for
autumn
Years of
record
Rockhampton Aero 27.1 on 13 Mar 26.9 on 10 Mar 1995 17.6 68
Quilpie Airport 31.1 on 5 Mar 29.4 on 16 Mar 1968 15.7 51
St Lawrence Post Office 27.5 on 13 Mar 27.4 on 25 Apr 1968 18.2 50
Baralaba Post Office 27.4 on 13 Mar 27.0 on 10 Mar 1995 15.9 39
Monto Township 24.6 on 13 Mar 24.4 on 5 Apr 2006 13.7 34
Heron Island Res Stn 27.0 on 13 Mar 26.7 on 6 Mar 1999 21.9 28



Summaries

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

Summary statistics for autumn 2007
Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(°C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
autumn
2007
Mean for
autumn
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
autumn
2007
Total for
autumn
2007
Normal
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2007
Fraction of
autumn
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.8 +0.7 33.8 31 Mar 25.6 −0.1 23.5 1 Apr 576.8 525.3 normal 110%
Coen Airport 31.0 34.2 13 Mar 21.8 17.5 28 Apr 301.6
Horn Island 30.5 +0.3 32.2 3 Apr 25.0 +0.1 23.4 10 May 728.8 719.3 normal 101%
Weipa Aero 32.3 +0.3 34.0 3 May 22.5 −0.1 18.2 22 Apr 318.2 549.2 low 58%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.9 +0.2 34.3 13 Mar 23.3 +0.5 17.7 22 Apr 891.4 868.3 normal 103%
Musgrave 31.7 +0.2 35.5 12 Mar 19.8 0 13.9 7 May 457.0 335.8 high 136%
Palmerville 32.2 +0.3 35.3 30 Apr 19.1 −0.5 13.6 22 Apr 338.6 246.2 high 138%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.6 37.8 3 May 21.8 17.2 22 May 102.2
Burketown Post Office 32.7 +0.4 36.7 6 Mar 22.4 +2.0 17.2 22 May 127.3 185.9 normal 68%
Cloncurry Airport 34.8 +1.9 40.7 1 Mar 20.8 +1.5 11.3 22 May 52.6 123.0 normal 43%
Croydon Township 33.8 +0.4 36.8 5 May 21.8 +1.1 17.2 23 Apr 167.4 147.5 normal 113%
Julia Creek Airport 35.5 41.0 2 Mar 18.9 7.9 22 May 51.2
Kowanyama Airport 32.4 −0.2 35.1 30 Apr 21.8 +0.2 16.0 5 May 338.2 296.8 normal 114%
Mornington Island 31.9 +1.1 34.9 2 May 23.2 +0.4 19.2 7 May 392.6 319.3 high 123%
Mount Isa Aero 33.6 +2.4 40.1 2 Mar 19.1 +1.0 10.1 22 May 76.6 95.0 normal 81%
Normanton Airport 33.8 36.7 1 May 22.6 18.1 22 May 98.6
Sweers Island 31.4 34.0 13 Mar 24.3 20.2 9 May 481.4
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Post Office 34.6 +2.6 38.6 13 Mar 19.9 +0.9 12.6 20 Apr 32.6 164.0 low 20%
Hughenden Airport 33.3 39.3 2 Mar 19.7 9.8 22 May 25.6
Richmond Airport 35.0 +2.0 40.9 2 Mar 18.9 +1.3 9.5 22 May 41.0 106.5 low 38%
Richmond Post Office 34.4 +2.2 40.7 2 Mar 19.1 +2.2 9.3 22 May 51.1 99.1 normal 52%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Atherton Shire Council 25.3 +0.3 32.0 12 Mar 16.6 +0.2 10.0 30 Apr 226.6 411.5 low 55%
Cairns Aero 29.8 +0.7 35.5 13 Mar 22.0 +0.5 17.6 4 May 432.4 713.9 low 61%
Cape Flattery 29.9 34.1 13 Mar 24.0 19.7 31 Mar 358.8
Cooktown Airport 29.1 36.1 13 Mar 22.9 17.2 28 Apr 315.0
Green Island 27.7 0 33.0 13 Mar 24.2 +0.5 21.9 14 May
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.2 −0.1 35.1 13 Mar 24.1 +0.1 22.0 10 May 435.8 768.4 low 57%
Mareeba Airport 28.9 34.3 13 Mar 18.7 13.4 4 May 48.8
Walkamin DPI 27.2 +0.7 33.1 13 Mar 18.1 +0.1 14.2 21 Apr 72.8 293.8 very low 25%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.9 −0.1 33.9 12 Mar 21.0 +1.2 16.2 5 May 485.1 706.5 normal 69%
Ingham Composite 29.7 +0.8 37.5 12 Mar 20.5 +0.4 16.8 5 May 386.6 689.4 low 56%
Innisfail 28.9 +0.8 33.1 12 Mar 21.7 +1.4 17.7 5 May 969.9 1425.8 low 68%
Lucinda Point 27.5 −0.5 31.4 10 Mar 23.4 +0.3 20.6 27 Apr 140.2 316.2 low 44%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.8 +0.8 35.0 12 Mar 20.9 +0.7 16.0 5 May 986.6 1284.7 low 77%
Townsville Aero 30.4 +1.2 34.6 12 Mar 20.9 +0.6 16.6 5 May 84.2 285.3 low 30%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.9 −0.3 32.9 12 Mar 21.0 +0.3 16.9 18 Apr 91.6 186.0 normal 49%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.3 +0.9 36.4 12 Mar 19.5 +0.5 15.3 7 May 79.8 244.8 low 33%
Bowen Airport 34.0 12 Mar 21.2 +0.6 16.2 18 Apr 54.4 193.3 low 28%
Collinsville Post Office 31.5 +1.5 38.5 13 Mar 17.4 +0.4 13.2 7 May 15.0 170.2 lowest 9%
Mackay Aero 28.1 +0.9 33.5 11 Mar 19.7 +0.7 14.1 4 May 385.0 491.5 normal 78%
Mackay M.O 27.2 +0.7 34.4 12 Mar 20.8 +1.0 16.4 5 May 389.6 513.3 normal 76%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.6 36.4 12 Mar 17.8 9.9 2 May 317.0
St Lawrence 29.8 38.8 12 Mar 18.9 13.1 24 May 62.6
St Lawrence Post Office 30.1 +1.1 39.3 12 Mar 19.4 +1.2 14.6 24 May 58.6 242.1 very low 24%
Williamson 30.0 39.6 12 Mar 18.3 9.8 24 May 66.6
Woolshed 26.8 33.0 12 Mar 17.8 11.8 4 May 123.6
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.1 +0.6 39.1 12 Mar 20.3 +1.0 13.3 2 May 174.4 222.9 low 78%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 30.6 +0.5 37.5 12 Mar 18.6 +0.3 14.8 18 Apr 59.2 110.6 low 54%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 31.1 +1.6 38.6 12 Mar 18.0 +0.6 13.3 28 May 62.8 129.1 low 49%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Water Treatment Plant 31.7 +2.2 41.5 13 Mar 19.1 +1.8 8.0 24 May 47.3 85.0 low 56%
Clermont Sirius St 32.0 +2.9 41.0 12 Mar 17.0 +1.5 7.0 1 May 11.6 148.4 very low 8%
Emerald Airport 31.8 +1.9 40.8 12 Mar 17.4 +0.4 8.8 24 May 13.4 92.5 lowest 14%
Rolleston Meteor St 31.5 +1.9 40.8 12 Mar 16.3 +1.6 5.3 24 May 19.0 139.8 very low 14%
Springsure Dame St 30.5 +1.8 40.2 12 Mar 17.2 +2.4 7.8 24 May 63.2 145.3 low 43%
Tambo Post Office 31.4 +2.6 39.5 4 Mar 15.0 +2.2 3.4 23 May 62.1 129.7 low 48%
Taroom Post Office 31.3 +3.0 42.0 12 Mar 16.1 +2.0 6.4 23 May 54.6 139.4 low 39%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.1 +2.4 39.3 13 Mar 19.0 +2.3 10.2 23 May 62.1 128.3 normal 48%
Blackall Airport 31.9 40.0 4 Mar 17.6 7.3 22 May 56.4
Longreach Aero 33.4 +2.4 40.3 4 Mar 18.1 +1.8 7.1 22 May 39.8 125.9 low 32%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.8 +2.5 41.5 1 Mar 20.2 +2.5 8.6 23 May 79.0 81.0 normal 98%
The Monument Airport 33.8 42.1 2 Mar 19.4 7.3 22 May 41.0
Trepell Airport 34.1 41.8 5 Mar 19.6 9.1 23 May 43.0
Urandangi 34.2 +2.3 42.1 3 Mar 19.2 +2.5 6.4 21 May 33.0 68.0 normal 49%
Winton Airport 34.1 41.3 2 Mar 18.6 8.4 22 May 69.2
Winton Post Office 34.3 +2.6 41.5 2 Mar 19.5 +2.4 8.8 22 May 45.6 96.2 normal 47%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 32.6 44.3 4 Mar 17.0 7.5 31 May 26.0 40.5 normal 64%
Birdsville Airport 32.4 44.6 4 Mar 17.8 5.7 31 May 10.8
Boulia Airport 34.0 +2.8 42.6 3 Mar 20.1 +3.0 9.8 23 May 24.4 63.6 normal 38%
Windorah Post Office 33.3 +3.3 43.0 4 Mar 18.3 +2.2 8.2 31 May 42.4 78.1 normal 54%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 32.0 +2.2 42.3 12 Mar 17.2 +1.2 8.4 23 May 59.9 162.2 low 37%
Bundaberg Aero 28.7 +1.8 35.7 12 Mar 18.1 +0.9 10.6 23 May 109.8 219.6 very low 50%
Gayndah Airport 30.3 40.1 12 Mar 16.0 7.0 23 May 42.8
Gayndah Post Office 30.6 +2.4 40.4 12 Mar 16.2 +2.0 7.4 23 May 69.7 153.2 low 45%
Gladstone Airport 29.1 +1.3 41.0 12 Mar 19.8 +1.0 12.8 24 May 38.6 121.6 lowest 32%
Gladstone Radar 30.2 +2.2 42.0 12 Mar 20.4 +1.1 16.5 2 May 37.2 190.6 lowest 20%
Lady Elliot Island 27.6 +1.3 30.6 11 Mar 22.5 +0.9 17.6 5 May 64.6 350.0 lowest 18%
Monto Township 30.0 +2.7 40.1 12 Mar 14.7 +0.9 5.2 23 May 49.9 165.8 very low 30%
Rockhampton Aero 30.3 +1.9 41.7 12 Mar 19.1 +1.5 11.6 24 May 83.8 190.3 low 44%
Rundle Island 25.8 +0.2 28.9 27 Apr 22.4 +0.7 18.4 28 May
Thangool Airport 31.9 +2.3 41.6 12 Mar 14.7 +0.7 5.9 24 May 40.8 136.8 very low 30%
Town of 1770 27.7 +1.5 31.7 12 Mar 20.1 +0.8 14.9 24 May 81.4 364.9 lowest 22%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 29.4 +2.5 38.9 11 Mar 14.6 +0.6 6.9 25 May 38.5 189.6 very low 20%
Archerfield Airport 28.7 +2.5 38.7 11 Mar 16.1 +1.0 8.1 23 May 50.0 277.4 lowest 18%
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.8 36.0 11 Mar 15.9 9.6 25 May 223.0 396.7 low 56%
Brian Pastures 30.5 +2.3 42.5 12 Mar 15.6 +0.4 6.0 23 May 68.4 136.6 low 50%
Brisbane* 28.4 37.9 11 Mar 18.0 12.0 23 May 62.8 234.5 very low 27%
Brisbane Aero 27.0 +1.2 34.2 30 Mar 17.2 +0.9 8.9 23 May 110.8 252.5 very low 44%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.6 +1.7 29.8 12 Mar 20.5 +1.7 15.2 23 May 146.4 501.1 very low 29%
Coolangatta 26.5 +1.5 32.1 12 Mar 17.1 +0.2 9.7 23 May 243.4 494.1 very low 49%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.1 +1.5 33.5 11 Mar 20.8 +1.2 16.8 23 May 171.0 445.5 very low 38%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.8 +2.4 33.3 17 Mar 18.3 +0.2 11.5 23 May 138.0 298.6 lowest 46%
Gympie 28.2 +1.1 38.1 11 Mar 14.9 +0.3 6.8 1 May 123.2 298.2 low 41%
Hervey Bay Airport 28.6 33.7 13 Mar 18.0 9.8 23 May 124.2
Jimna Forestry 25.6 34.7 11 Mar 13.4 5.7 23 May 104.6
Kingaroy Airport 27.7 37.4 12 Mar 12.9 4.4 1 May 70.6
Logan City Water Treatment 27.4 +1.2 35.0 12 Mar 16.8 +1.2 6.8 23 May 128.4 302.2 lowest 42%
Maleny Tamarind St 24.5 34.6 11 Mar 15.4 9.2 23 May 305.6 623.1 low 49%
Maroochydore Aero 26.4 +0.9 32.7 11 Mar 17.2 +0.4 8.2 23 May 251.0 430.2 very low 58%
Maryborough 28.2 +1.2 35.3 11 Mar 17.3 +1.0 9.4 23 May 160.3 322.0 low 50%
Nambour DPI 27.0 +1.1 34.7 11 Mar 16.0 +0.8 7.7 23 May 217.2 512.6 very low 42%
Rainbow Beach 26.5 +0.6 35.0 11 Mar 18.6 +1.3 9.4 1 May 244.9 413.0 very low 59%
Redcliffe 26.7 32.4 30 Mar 18.4 11.1 23 May 156.8
Tewantin RSL Park 26.2 +0.5 35.1 11 Mar 18.3 +0.5 11.2 23 May 296.8 485.3 low 61%
Toolara 28.3 +1.2 36.6 11 Mar 17.8 +0.6 13.3 23 May 191.8 267.6 normal 72%
University of Queensland Gatton 29.6 +2.9 38.9 11 Mar 14.2 +0.5 6.6 23 May 56.2 173.3 low 32%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 23.0 +2.2 31.4 12 Mar 10.2 +0.5 −1.4 23 May 100.6 162.3 low 62%
Dalby Airport 29.2 +2.3 39.7 12 Mar 13.2 +0.7 3.2 24 May 39.8 99.4 very low 40%
Goondiwindi Airport 29.3 +2.0 39.9 12 Mar 14.8 +1.8 1.6 24 May 61.5 115.5 low 53%
Inglewood Forest 28.8 39.0 12 Mar 14.1 3.5 24 May 32.6
Oakey Aero 28.0 +2.4 38.0 12 Mar 13.5 +1.7 3.0 20 May 44.6 119.4 low 37%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.7 +1.9 31.9 12 Mar 10.3 +0.7 −1.6 23 May 112.3 154.4 normal 73%
Texas Post Office 28.7 +1.4 37.3 12 Mar 13.7 +2.0 3.3 24 May 111.2 128.3 normal 87%
Toowoomba Airport 25.4 +2.3 36.1 12 Mar 14.2 +1.0 7.0 24 May 36.2 119.1 lowest 30%
Warwick 26.6 +1.9 35.9 12 Mar 11.9 +1.0 0.8 20 May 46.6 115.5 lowest 40%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 29.5 +1.8 38.0 12 Mar 14.5 +1.4 3.2 25 May 67.8
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 29.8 +2.6 40.1 12 Mar 14.1 +2.0 1.6 25 May 17.2 138.1 very low 12%
Mitchell Post Office 30.7 +3.6 39.9 12 Mar 14.1 +2.3 0.6 25 May 13.3 128.5 very low 10%
Roma Airport 29.6 +1.9 40.0 12 Mar 15.1 +2.5 2.6 25 May 54.0 122.7 low 44%
St George Airport 29.9 +2.1 40.1 3 Mar 15.5 +1.7 2.8 24 May 61.2 88.6 normal 69%
Surat 29.9 +2.1 39.6 11 Mar 15.4 +2.1 1.5 25 May 41.6 124.2 low 33%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 30.6 +2.8 39.8 4 Mar 16.0 +2.2 3.7 25 May 74.2 119.5 normal 62%
Cunnamulla Post Office 30.2 +2.5 43.3 4 Mar 14.6 +0.4 4.4 31 May 127.0 98.4 high 129%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 30.9 43.9 4 Mar 17.9 5.7 31 May 66.6
Quilpie Airport 31.8 +2.9 42.8 4 Mar 17.2 +1.5 7.2 31 May 73.8 92.2 normal 80%
Thargomindah Airport 30.3 43.8 4 Mar 17.7 5.8 31 May 119.0

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Friday 1 June 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 nearby suitable site may be included to calculate statistics  (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