Monday, 3 December 2007 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC24R0

Queensland in Spring 2007

Summary


Much of southern Queensland received average to above average rainfall for spring, while the Carpentaria, southern Peninsula and far west received average to below average rainfall.  Overall, temperatures did not vary much from average, however there were some record low maximum temperatures at the begining of the season.


Rainfall

Spring rainfall was average to above average over northern Cape York Peninsula and over much of southern Queensland, apart from the far southwest.  Parts of the Warrego and Central Highlands received very much above average totals, largely due to several days of rain associated with an upper level low pressure system in November.  Only a small region of the Carpentaria received very much below average rainfall during the season.

The highest spring rainfall was 535.0 mm at Upper Springbrook Alert, followed by 515.2 mm at Maleny Tamarind St, followed by 499.0 mm at Maleny Alert.

The wettest single day was at Rewan on the 25th of November with 161.0 mm, followed by 157 mm at Bluewater Tm and 156 mm at Bluewater Alert on the 28th of November.

Brisbane received 149.4 mm for the spring season, while the long term average is 216.9 mm.

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

Temperature

Both mean maximum (day-time) and mean minimum (night time) temperatures over spring remained within 1 to 2 °C of average.

The hottest day was 43.6 °C at Boulia Airport on the 28th of October and the coldest day was 10.4 °C at Applethorpe on the 5th of September.

At the beginning of September and the start of the season, some record low maximum temperatures occurred.   Some sites had their coldest spring day (lowest maximum temperature) on record.

The coldest night was 0.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 21st of September and the warmest night was 29.4 °C at Boulia Airport on the 28th of October.

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

Brisbane recorded a mean maximum temperature of 26.7 °C  (0.7 °C above the long term average), and a mean minimum temperature of 16.5 °C (0.9 °C above the long term average) for spring.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
43.6 °C at Boulia Airport on 28 Oct
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
37.6 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
22.4 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
10.4 °C at Applethorpe on 5 Sep
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
0.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 21 Sep
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
9.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
24.8 °C at Horn Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
29.4 °C at Boulia Airport on 28 Oct
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
535.0 mm at Upper Springbrook Alert
515.2 mm at Maleny Tamarind St
499.0 mm at Maleny Alert
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
161.0 mm at Rewan  TM on 25 Nov
157.0 mm at Bluewater  TM on 28 Nov
Highest wind gust
180 km/h at Gayndah Airport on 29 Oct
144 km/h at Emerald Airport on 29 Oct

Records

Record lowest spring daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in spring 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for spring
Years of
record
Normal for
spring
Gayndah Post Office 16.0 on 5 Sep 16.7 on 8 Sep 1935 115 29.3
Injune Post Office 13.9 on 5 Sep 14.9 on 1 Sep 1992 41 29.0
Brigalow Research Stn 16.0 on 5 Sep 16.3 on 18 Sep 1974 40 29.6
Mitchell Post Office 13.8 on 5 Sep 14.4 on 22 Sep 1993 40 28.9

Summaries

In this table, key sites have been highlighted to make them easier to find. This table is very wide and may not fit if printed.

Summary statistics for spring 2007
Maximum temperatures
for spring
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for spring
(°C)
Rainfall
for spring
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
spring
2007
Mean for
spring
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
spring
2007
Total for
spring
2007
Normal
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2007
Fraction of
spring
normal
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.2 +1.0 35.4 18 Nov 24.7 +0.2 22.7 7 Sep 128.0 93.6 normal 137%
Coen Airport 33.5 38.6 13 Oct 20.3 13.0 22 Sep 45.4
Horn Island 31.1 +0.3 32.8 11 Nov 24.8 +0.2 20.8 6 Nov 80.2 61.1 normal 131%
Scherger RAAF 35.3 38.4 25 Oct 21.9 15.9 14 Sep 157.2
Weipa Aero 35.0 -0.1 38.3 30 Oct 21.8 +0.3 15.6 13 Sep 335.0 133.9 high 250%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Musgrave 35.0 +0.7 38.4 13 Oct 18.5 +0.3 11.2 14 Sep 75.6 74.6 normal 101%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.8 40.0 9 Nov 21.5 13.5 13 Sep 23.4
Burketown Post Office 34.5 +0.7 39.0 9 Nov 21.8 +1.0 14.2 13 Sep 17.8 52.1 low 34%
Century Mine 37.6 43.4 30 Nov 20.8 11.9 13 Sep 63.4
Cloncurry Airport 36.5 +0.8 42.8 28 Oct 19.7 -0.2 11.2 14 Sep 13.2 61.9 very low 21%
Croydon Township 36.3 -0.1 40.3 30 Nov 22.3 +0.4 15.2 22 Sep 47.4 63.2 normal 75%
Julia Creek Airport 36.5 42.5 30 Nov 17.6 7.4 12 Sep 31.2
Kowanyama Airport 36.2 +0.6 39.5 6 Nov 22.3 +0.7 14.7 19 Sep 78.0 74.4 normal 105%
Mornington Island 32.7 +0.7 38.7 27 Oct 23.5 +0.2 16.9 8 Sep 150.4 67.8 very high 222%
Mount Isa Aero 34.9 +0.9 40.7 29 Oct 18.1 +0.1 7.9 12 Sep 30.4 60.9 normal 50%
Normanton Airport 36.3 40.7 27 Oct 22.8 16.9 6 Sep 40.2
Sweers Island 32.3 36.7 27 Oct 24.3 17.0 8 Sep 63.2 80.6 normal 78%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.5 39.7 28 Oct 20.2 12.0 13 Sep 36.0
Hughenden Airport 34.4 40.6 28 Oct 18.7 7.2 13 Sep 39.8
Richmond Airport 35.7 0 41.8 28 Oct 17.8 -0.8 7.6 13 Sep 13.8 62.1 low 22%
Richmond Post Office 34.8 -0.4 40.7 28 Oct 18.5 +0.9 7.5 13 Sep 13.5 52.2 low 26%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.9 +0.6 33.5 10 Nov 20.4 -0.1 13.5 18 Sep 113.8 165.1 normal 69%
Cape Flattery 30.1 32.9 11 Nov 23.0 19.2 27 Sep 60.6
Cooktown Airport 29.9 34.5 12 Oct 22.1 13.3 21 Sep 68.8
Green Island 28.8 -0.7 33.2 29 Nov 23.1 +0.2 19.8 12 Sep
Kairi Research Station 27.1 +0.4 32.9 12 Oct 15.0 +0.1 7.0 15 Sep 84.0 117.1 normal 72%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.9 +0.7 34.3 10 Nov 23.1 -0.1 20.1 27 Sep 119.8 168.3 normal 71%
Mareeba Airport 30.5 36.8 12 Oct 17.4 10.9 19 Sep 50.4
Walkamin DPI 29.2 +0.3 35.2 12 Oct 16.7 +0.1 10.2 27 Sep 82.8 100.9 normal 82%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.1 -1.1 31.9 13 Oct 19.9 +1.3 13.2 18 Sep 141.5 205.9 normal 69%
Ingham Composite 30.2 0 35.0 30 Nov 18.6 +0.2 11.9 18 Sep 141.8 205.0 normal 69%
Innisfail 28.4 +0.2 31.7 12 Oct 20.1 +1.3 14.6 12 Sep 333.6 322.0 normal 104%
Lucinda Point 26.6 -0.6 30.7 13 Oct 22.4 -0.2 18.1 16 Sep 78.4 96.1 normal 82%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.9 0 33.0 12 Oct 19.1 +0.5 13.0 15 Sep 377.4 318.9 high 118%
Townsville Aero 29.6 +0.3 35.0 13 Oct 20.4 +0.1 13.5 12 Sep 137.8 94.0 high 147%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.3 -0.3 34.2 13 Oct 21.4 0 12.6 7 Sep 60.4 85.3 normal 71%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.6 0 33.8 13 Oct 18.6 +0.7 12.0 11 Sep 52.2 82.2 normal 64%
Collinsville Post Office 31.8 0 37.7 5 Nov 17.6 +0.7 11.4 8 Sep 83.6 84.5 normal 99%
Mackay Aero 28.1 +0.4 32.6 12 Oct 18.1 +0.5 11.7 11 Sep 139.2 132.2 normal 105%
Mackay M.O 27.3 0 32.6 28 Oct 19.7 +0.4 14.0 10 Sep 160.6 146.2 normal 110%
Proserpine Airport 29.9 -0.2 35.1 5 Nov 17.3 0 9.8 11 Sep 95.0 138.3 normal 69%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.1 33.1 5 Nov 15.3 8.3 19 Sep 284.8
St Lawrence 28.1 32.0 10 Oct 17.8 11.5 22 Sep 144.4
St Lawrence Post Office 28.5 -0.3 32.6 10 Oct 18.3 +0.9 12.5 9 Sep 143.6 143.7 normal 100%
Williamson 28.1 32.2 10 Oct 17.4 9.8 19 Sep 126.8
Woolshed 27.0 0 30.9 18 Sep 17.0 -0.3 10.2 12 Sep 129.8 95.2 high 136%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.4 -0.6 32.0 12 Oct 18.5 0 11.8 9 Sep 228.2 148.0 high 154%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.1 -0.2 37.0 9 Oct 18.0 -0.1 11.7 2 Sep 56.9 96.8 normal 59%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 31.2 -0.4 37.6 28 Oct 16.6 -0.4 10.2 10 Sep 123.7 112.5 normal 110%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Sirius St 31.1 -0.4 39.5 28 Oct 16.2 +0.4 8.5 19 Sep 242.4 112.2 very high 216%
Emerald Airport 30.7 -0.7 38.2 28 Oct 16.7 -0.2 10.3 19 Sep 171.8 126.4 high 136%
Rolleston Warrijo St 30.5 -0.6 37.6 28 Oct 15.0 +0.6 6.6 19 Sep 184.5 137.2 high 134%
Springsure Dame St 29.6 -0.7 36.2 28 Oct 16.2 +1.4 8.6 10 Sep 266.2 137.5 very high 194%
Tambo Post Office 30.6 +0.1 37.5 29 Oct 14.8 +1.6 4.5 18 Sep 213.8 98.4 very high 217%
Taroom Post Office 30.2 +0.8 38.4 10 Oct 15.5 +1.3 5.0 18 Sep 126.8 161.9 normal 78%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.2 +0.4 39.6 29 Oct 18.4 +1.4 8.8 13 Sep 166.6 81.5 high 204%
Blackall Airport 31.9 40.2 29 Oct 16.8 7.5 13 Sep 164.8
Isisford Post Office 33.3 +0.6 40.6 29 Oct 17.4 +1.2 8.3 14 Oct 104.8 75.3 high 139%
Longreach Aero 34.3 +0.9 42.5 28 Oct 17.1 +0.7 6.9 13 Sep 53.0 61.5 normal 86%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.3 +1.1 42.9 30 Nov 19.1 +0.1 9.7 14 Oct 46.4 49.3 normal 94%
The Monument Airport 34.6 41.8 29 Oct 18.6 8.8 12 Sep 34.8
Trepell Airport 34.8 42.1 29 Oct 18.4 9.7 12 Sep 30.0
Urandangi 35.7 +1.1 42.7 28 Oct 18.3 +1.3 7.2 28 Sep 7.9 41.7 low 19%
Winton Airport 35.4 41.3 31 Oct 17.7 8.3 12 Sep 42.0
Winton Post Office 34.7 +0.4 40.8 1 Nov 18.8 +1.5 9.2 12 Sep 46.1 57.7 normal 80%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 33.2 41.2 27 Oct 17.5 8.0 12 Sep 27.6
Boulia Airport 34.8 +1.0 43.6 28 Oct 19.2 +1.7 9.4 12 Sep 20.4 43.3 normal 47%
Windorah Post Office 33.1 +1.0 42.0 31 Oct 17.7 +1.6 9.1 21 Sep 40.1 49.2 normal 82%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 30.8 0 38.0 10 Oct 16.4 +1.1 8.5 9 Sep 142.2 157.4 normal 90%
Bundaberg Aero 27.1 +0.3 31.2 17 Oct 17.2 +0.9 10.2 18 Sep 282.7 201.7 high 140%
Gayndah Airport 28.8 35.1 4 Oct 15.1 7.0 19 Sep 243.0
Gayndah Post Office 29.4 +0.1 35.5 4 Oct 15.4 +1.6 7.2 19 Sep 263.4 181.0 high 146%
Gladstone Airport 27.3 +0.1 31.8 4 Nov 18.4 +0.2 12.5 9 Sep 148.6 161.2 normal 92%
Gladstone Radar 28.4 +0.2 33.1 5 Nov 18.9 +0.3 14.7 6 Sep 169.8 163.1 normal 104%
Lady Elliot Island 25.5 +0.1 28.9 31 Oct 20.4 +0.1 15.5 16 Oct 341.6 166.9 very high 205%
Monto Township 28.4 -0.3 36.3 10 Oct 14.4 +1.4 5.7 19 Sep 224.1 156.5 high 143%
Rockhampton Aero 29.3 -0.1 36.2 27 Oct 17.5 +0.8 11.2 11 Sep 188.2 142.1 high 132%
Rundle Island 24.0 -0.8 27.8 30 Nov 20.8 -0.2 16.4 6 Sep
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 25.9 -0.1 29.0 24 Nov 18.8 +0.2 13.6 6 Sep 340.4 183.9 very high 185%
Thangool Airport 30.4 +0.5 36.7 10 Oct 14.2 +1.0 4.5 19 Sep 110.1 158.7 low 69%
Town of 1770 25.6 -0.2 29.0 23 Nov 19.1 0 14.0 24 Sep 303.0 170.0 high 178%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Archerfield Airport 27.1 +0.3 34.8 4 Oct 15.0 +1.0 7.7 18 Sep 214.0 213.7 normal 100%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.8 35.7 4 Oct 13.5 5.6 21 Sep 246.6
Beerburrum Forest Station 35.3 4 Nov 14.8 8.3 17 Sep 240.4 258.9 normal 93%
Brian Pastures 28.9 -0.1 35.2 4 Nov 15.1 +0.5 7.0 19 Sep 224.2 169.8 high 132%
Brisbane* 26.7 +0.7 34.1 4 Oct 16.5 +0.9 11.1 24 Sep 149.4 216.9 low 69%
Brisbane Aero 25.5 0 32.0 17 Sep 16.0 +0.7 9.1 18 Sep 147.0 206.3 low 71%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.0 +1.0 27.8 17 Sep 18.8 +1.1 13.7 23 Sep 132.8 241.6 low 55%
Coolangatta 25.2 +1.1 33.0 4 Oct 15.7 0 8.4 18 Sep 225.4 254.9 normal 88%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.1 +0.9 29.1 4 Nov 18.8 +0.4 14.0 23 Sep 174.8 210.8 normal 83%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.7 +1.7 32.9 4 Oct 16.8 0 9.0 18 Sep 269.0 259.9 high 104%
Gympie 27.6 -0.7 34.6 4 Nov 14.4 +0.9 6.5 21 Sep 221.2 207.9 normal 106%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.4 30.4 28 Nov 17.7 8.6 18 Sep 315.0
Jimna Forestry 24.6 31.7 4 Nov 12.2 4.5 17 Sep 218.4
Kingaroy Airport 26.7 33.5 4 Oct 11.7 3.3 24 Sep 122.0
Logan City Water Treatment 26.6 +0.3 34.1 4 Oct 14.0 -0.8 8.0 24 Sep 209.1 207.2 normal 101%
Maleny Tamarind St 23.8 32.2 4 Oct 14.5 9.0 10 Sep 515.2 308.9 very high 167%
Maroochydore Aero 25.7 +0.3 33.1 4 Oct 16.0 +0.6 8.1 21 Sep 367.2 228.0 very high 161%
Maryborough 27.2 -0.4 32.0 4 Oct 16.6 +1.5 8.6 18 Sep 249.5 204.8 high 122%
Nambour DPI 26.5 0 34.3 4 Oct 15.0 +1.5 7.5 17 Sep 312.0 293.4 normal 106%
Point Lookout 25.3 +0.6 30.6 6 Oct 18.1 -0.4 11.5 10 Sep 309.8 301.7 normal 103%
Rainbow Beach 25.4 0 30.7 4 Nov 17.3 +0.9 8.7 21 Sep 306.3 231.4 high 132%
Redcliffe* 26.0 +0.8 32.6 17 Sep 17.1 +0.5 11.1 24 Sep 185.0 196.5 normal 94%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.4 0 33.6 4 Nov 17.0 +0.3 10.5 18 Sep 331.6 254.0 high 131%
Toolara 28.0 -0.3 34.7 4 Nov 16.7 +0.4 11.5 23 Sep 271.8 237.5 normal 114%
University of Queensland Gatton 28.8 +0.9 37.2 4 Nov 13.2 +0.4 5.2 17 Sep 157.8 177.5 normal 89%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 22.4 +1.0 29.5 7 Oct 9.1 +0.4 1.2 21 Sep 165.4 196.2 normal 84%
Dalby Airport 27.8 -0.2 35.6 3 Nov 12.5 +0.2 2.6 18 Sep 226.8 172.2 high 132%
Goondiwindi Airport 28.7 +0.3 36.3 7 Oct 14.0 +1.0 5.2 18 Sep 158.9 142.1 normal 112%
Inglewood Forest 27.5 34.5 7 Oct 13.4 5.9 18 Sep 139.6
Oakey Aero 26.7 +0.4 34.8 8 Oct 12.0 +1.2 2.0 21 Sep 145.4 166.5 normal 87%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.2 +0.8 30.6 7 Oct 9.0 +0.4 0.5 21 Sep 141.2 196.0 low 72%
Texas Post Office 28.1 +0.6 34.9 7 Oct 12.8 +1.5 2.7 18 Sep 165.8 166.8 normal 99%
Toowoomba Airport 24.1 -0.1 32.0 7 Oct 13.1 +0.6 6.6 18 Sep 140.6 189.1 low 74%
Warwick 25.2 -0.4 33.4 7 Oct 10.5 +0.2 1.7 21 Sep 197.6 200.9 normal 98%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 28.5 -0.6 35.5 4 Oct 14.2 +0.4 4.1 18 Sep 150.4 122.2 normal 123%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.7 -0.3 35.9 10 Oct 13.7 +1.5 2.7 19 Sep 231.6 144.9 very high 160%
Mitchell Post Office 29.8 +0.8 37.2 31 Oct 13.5 +1.6 2.9 18 Sep 146.5 126.1 high 116%
Roma Airport 28.5 -0.7 36.5 8 Oct 14.3 +0.9 3.1 22 Sep 243.2 143.2 high 170%
St George Airport 29.4 +0.1 37.3 7 Oct 15.1 +0.7 4.9 18 Sep 121.4 143.5 normal 85%
Surat 29.2 +0.3 36.1 7 Oct 14.9 +1.6 4.0 21 Sep 138.9 132.9 normal 105%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 30.1 +0.7 39.0 28 Oct 15.5 +1.5 5.4 23 Sep 192.0 105.9 high 181%
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.8 +0.6 39.0 21 Nov 14.8 +0.4 6.6 12 Sep 141.4 73.3 very high 193%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 31.9 40.2 20 Nov 17.2 9.2 21 Sep 18.8
Quilpie Airport 31.5 +0.8 40.5 28 Oct 16.5 +0.7 8.5 21 Sep 130.2 65.0 high 200%
Thargomindah Airport* 31.0 +1.1 40.1 20 Nov 16.8 +1.6 7.8 12 Sep 35.4 58.1 low 61%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 3 December 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