Tuesday, 1 December 2009 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0
Queensland in spring 2009:
- Drier than average over the southeast and most of the far north.
- Daytime temperatures hotter than average across the state.
- Overnight temperatures cooler than average in the north, warmer in the southwest.
- An exceptional duststorm event in September.
- An upper low brought high rainfall to the southwest late in November.
Averaged across the state the spring rainfall was 46.08 mm based on the area averaged data since 1900, this being rather dry with a ranking 21 of 110 and the lowest since 2006.
Rainfall has been below average over most of the state with large parts of the southeast, northwestern and far northern districts receiving less than 10 percent of their long term average spring rainfall. A severe 3-month rainfall deficiency exists through the northern Moreton and Port Curtis districts, part of the Central Highlands, in the far northwest corner of the state and over parts of Cape York Peninsula. A serious deficiency extends to the 12 month period in parts of the Port Curtis and Central Highlands districts.
Rainfall was close to average through the Central Lowlands and extending south through part of the Far South West and Warrego districts, and along the northeast tropical coast between Townsville and Cooktown. Bellenden Ker Top Station recorded 1521.6 mm, its highest spring rainfall since 1998.An upper low pressure system brought widespread cloud and above average rainfall to southwest Queensland late in November and provided a respite from a long run of above average temperatures.
The largest spring rainfall total recorded in Queensland was 1521.6 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station (1303 mm in November), followed by 935 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom Station (746.6 mm in November), followed by 657.1 mm at Babinda Post Office, 610.0 mm at Mt Sophia and 564.0 mm at Corsis Alert.
The driest overall was 0.2 mm at Coen Airport, followed by 2.0 mm at Georgetown Airport.Some sites had their lowest total spring rainfall on record. Some sites had their lowest total spring rainfall for at least 20 years.
The wettest single day occurred on the 31st of October, when Edward River recorded 206.5 mm of rainfall, followed by 196 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom Station, 180.0 mm at Mt Sophia and 164.0 mm at Babinda Post Office, all on the 12th of November.Some sites had their highest spring daily rainfall on record. See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.
Averaged across the state the mean spring temperature was 25.05 °C, which is 0.75 °C warmer than the long term average. Northern Queensland was within a degree of average but the south was warmer with the southern fringe of western areas nudging 2 °C hotter than average.
Spring mean maximum temperatures were warmer than average across the state, with the higher anomalies of 2 to 3 °C across southern and part of the central districts. Part of the Darling Downs was more than 3 °C above average.
Based on area averaged data since 1950, the spring mean maximum temperature was 25.05 °C, which is 0.75 °C higher than average and the hottest since 2005. The region from St Lawrence to Bundaberg and extending inland to the Rolleston area had its highest spring mean maximum temperature on record and the remainder of central and southern Queensland experienced temperatures that were amongst the warmest 10 % on record. Many eastern district towns south from Rockhampton recorded new individual highest spring mean daily maximum temperatures.
The hottest period occurred across southern Queensland between the 16th and 21st of November when towns were typically more than 10 °C above the November long term average.
The hottest day was 46.6 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 18th of November, followed by 46.5 °C at Ballera Gas Field and 46.2 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 20th of November.
The warmest days on average were 37.0 °C at Century Mine, followed by 36.7 °C at Kowanyama Airport, 36.3 °C at Croydon Township and 36.3 °C at Normanton Airport.
The coolest days on average were 24.3 °C at Applethorpe, followed by 25.0 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse and Stanthorpe Leslie Parade and 25.2 °C at Rundle Island.
The coldest day was 13.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade followed by 14.8 °C at Applethorpe, both on the 11th of October, followed by 15.1 °C at Applethorpe on the 27th of September.Some sites had their highest spring temperature on record. Some sites had their highest spring mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.
Minimum temperatureMean minimum temperatures were within a degree of the long term average through most of the state and warmer in the southwest. Averaged statewide, the mean minimum temperature was 17.31 °C, which is 0.31 °C above average.
The coldest night was -2.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 1st of September, followed by -2.1 °C at Applethorpe, also on the 1st of September, followed by -2.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 11th of September.
The coolest nights on average were 9.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 9.1 °C at Applethorpe and 10.5 °C at Warwick.
The warmest nights on average were 25.0 °C at Horn Island, followed by 24.7 °C at Coconut Island and 24.1 °C at Sweers Island.
The warmest night was 32.8 °C at Thargomindah Airport on the 19th of November, followed by 32.0 °C at Birdsville Airport on the 20th of November, 32.0 °C at Ballera Gas Field on the 21st of November, 31.7 °C at Ballera Gas Field on the 19th of November and 31.7 °C at Windorah Post Office on the 21st of November.Some sites had their warmest spring night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest spring mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.
Duststorms in September
A strong front moved across southern and western Queensland during the 22nd and 23rd of September. Hot and gusty north-westerly winds preceded the system over southern Queensland and were replaced by a vigorous south to westerly stream that developed widespread duststorms over southern and western areas of the state. Many of the duststorms were severe with visibility reduced to below 200 metres.
An extended period of dry conditions in central Australia and western parts of Queensland and New South Wales provided an ample dust source that culminated in one of the biggest duststorm events in living memory. Satellite imagery depicted the magnitude of the dust extending across New South Wales and stretching north to the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York and spreading across the northeast tropical coast on the 24th and 25th.Another frontal passage on the 26th and 27th triggered duststorms again, particularly over western districts where the winds were stronger. This event was less dramatic but again brought widespread dust to the east coast.
Thunderstorms triggered the peak wind gust during spring, though winds were strong during the duststorm event in September.
The strongest wind gust was 131 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on the 30th of November, followed by 124 km/h at Richmond Airport on the 23rd of November, followed by 120 km/h at Weipa Aero on the 4th of October.
Heavy rainfall was recorded in southwest Queensland at the end of October which produced minor to moderate flooding in both the Paroo and Bulloo Rivers.
Paroo River: Heavy rainfall produced moderate flooding in the Paroo River catchment with a peak of 1.5 metres being recorded at Hungerford during the afternoon of the 6th of November. Flood Warnings which began on the 2nd of November continued until flood levels eased below the level of the Paroo River Bridge on the 12th of NovemberBulloo River: Heavy rainfall produced minor flooding in the Bulloo River catchment with a peak of 4.4 metres recorded at Thargomindah during the afternoon of the 6th of November. Flood Warnings which began on the 5th of November were finalised on the 8th of November.
|Extremes in spring 2009|
46.6 °C at Birdsville Airport on 18 Nov
46.5 °C at Ballera Gas Field on 20 Nov
46.2 °C at Birdsville Airport on 20 Nov
|Warmest days on average||
37.0 °C at Century Mine
36.7 °C at Kowanyama Airport
36.3 °C at Croydon Township
36.3 °C at Normanton Airport
|Coolest days on average||
24.3 °C at Applethorpe
25.0 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
25.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
25.2 °C at Rundle Island
13.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 11 Oct
14.8 °C at Applethorpe on 11 Oct
15.1 °C at Applethorpe on 27 Sep
-2.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 1 Sep
-2.1 °C at Applethorpe on 1 Sep
-2.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 11 Sep
|Coolest nights on average||
9.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
9.1 °C at Applethorpe
10.5 °C at Warwick
|Warmest nights on average||
25.0 °C at Horn Island
24.7 °C at Coconut Island
24.1 °C at Sweers Island
32.8 °C at Thargomindah Airport on 19 Nov
32.0 °C at Birdsville Airport on 20 Nov
32.0 °C at Ballera Gas Field on 21 Nov
31.7 °C at Ballera Gas Field on 19 Nov
31.7 °C at Windorah Post Office on 21 Nov
|Wettest overall||1521.6 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station
935 mm at the Bellenden Ker Bottom Station
657.1 mm at Babinda Post Office
610.0 mm at Mt Sophia
564.0 mm at Corsis Alert
|Driest overall||0.2 mm at Coen Airport
2.0 mm at Georgetown Airport
206.5 mm at Edward River on 31 Oct
196 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom Station on 12th
180.0 mm at Mt Sophia on 12 Nov
164.0 mm at Babinda Post Office on 12 Nov
|Highest wind gust||
131 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 30 Nov
124 km/h at Richmond Airport on 23 Nov
120 km/h at Weipa Aero on 4 Oct
|Record highest spring daily rainfall|
Highest daily rainfall
in spring 2009 (mm)
|Millmerran Post Office||74.0||on 7 Nov||70.6||on 20 Sep 1946||110|
|Pingine||115.0||on 29 Oct||71.1||on 27 Nov 1973||69|
|Coolmunda Dam||58.0||on 29 Nov||56.0||on 20 Nov 2008||34|
|Record lowest total spring rainfall|
for spring 2009 (mm)
|Cape Moreton Lighthouse||47.2||47.8||in 1915||141||240.1|
|Dunmore State Forest||46.3||50.3||in 1940||68||174.0|
|Tuan Creek Forest Stn||39.5||64.9||in 1991||62||218.3|
|Lockhart River Airport||8.2||10.7||in 1968||53||113.8|
|Lowest total spring rainfall for at least 20 years|
for spring 2009 (mm)
Most recent lower
|Wallumbilla Post Office||14.4||10.5||in 1919||87||135.2|
|Gin Gin Post Office||52.2||49.3||in 1940||68||191.1|
|Manly Railway Station||46.8||45.5||in 1941||68||211.4|
|Goomboorian Webster Rd||64.5||22.8||in 1941||66||213.0|
|Hannaford Post Office||40.8||40.4||in 1939||62||148.0|
|Mount Joseph||51.6||40.9||in 1951||57||197.3|
|Riverslea TM||29.0||21.3||in 1936||50||129.9|
|Southport Ridgeway Ave||79.7||71.6||in 1956||49||251.7|
|Nerang Gilston Rd||132.2||78.5||in 1968||35||252.0|
|Blackbutt Post Office||73.2||68.0||in 1977||31||188.3|
|Builyan Gum Street||49.8||48.6||in 1980||29||171.5|
|Harrisville Post Office||85.1||77.8||in 1980||29||178.1|
|St Lawrence Post Office||37.8||32.8||in 1982||27||142.8|
|Gladstone Radar||39.4||36.0||in 1982||26||160.6|
|Meandarra Post Office||61.0||60.0||in 1982||26||149.0|
|Lawn Hill Gorge NPWS||7.2||4.0||in 1988||21||70.3|
|Woodgate Store||80.2||65.5||in 1982||21||205.8|
|Record highest spring temperature|
in spring 2009 (°C)
|Gympie||40.5||on 17 Nov||40.0||on 20 Oct 2002||44||28.2|
|Mitchell Post Office||42.0||on 19 Nov||= 42.0||on 29 Nov 2006||42||28.9|
|Applethorpe||34.2||on 20 Nov||34.0||on 10 Nov 2002||41||21.4|
|Record highest spring mean daily maximum temperature|
Mean daily maximum
for spring 2009 (°C)
|Cape Moreton Lighthouse||25.0||24.7||in 1915||96||23.0|
|Rockhampton Aero||31.6||31.0||in 2005||70||29.4|
|St Lawrence Post Office||30.0||= 30.0||in 2001||68||28.8|
|Double Island Point Lighthouse||27.2||26.7||in 2004||66||24.3|
|Gladstone Radar||30.4||29.9||in 2005||51||28.2|
|Brigalow Research Stn||32.2||32.1||in 1980||40||29.6|
|Baralaba Post Office||33.1||= 33.1||in 1980||35||30.8|
|Bundaberg Aero||28.0||27.8||in 2003||31||26.8|
|Seventeen Seventy||27.5||26.9||in 2005||21||25.8|
|Bowen Airport||29.6||= 29.6||in 2001||20||29.1|
|Highest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years|
Mean daily maximum
for spring 2009 (°C)
Most recent higher
|Stanthorpe Leslie Parade||25.0||25.3||in 1980||23||22.4|
|Archerfield Airport||28.4||28.5||in 1988||20||26.7|
|Sandy Cape Lighthouse||27.2||27.4||in 1988||20||26.0|
|Record highest spring daily minimum temperature|
Highest daily minimum
in spring 2009 (°C)
|Injune Post Office||25.7||on 28 Nov||24.4||on 29 Nov 2006||43||12.2|
|Windorah Post Office||31.7||on 21 Nov||31.1||on 16 Nov 1996||43||16.1|
|Record highest spring mean daily minimum temperature|
Mean daily minimum
for spring 2009 (°C)
|Cape Moreton Lighthouse||19.1||= 19.1||in 2002||96||17.7|
|Lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years|
Mean daily minimum
for spring 2009 (°C)
Most recent lower
|Clermont Sirius St||15.7||15.3||in 1985||24||15.8|
|Summary statistics for spring 2009|
|North Peninsula (district 27)|
|Coconut Island||33.4||+2.0||36.7||26 Nov||24.7||+0.1||21.3||27 Oct||16.8||83.5||low||20%|
|Coen Airport||33.4||37.9||28 Nov||20.5||15.3||1 Sep||0.2|
|Horn Island||31.2||+0.3||33.7||26 Nov||25.0||+0.4||18.8||28 Oct||53.4||58.6||average||91%|
|Scherger RAAF||35.6||38.0||15 Oct||21.9||18.6||5 Sep||139.6|
|Weipa Aero||35.7||+0.5||37.7||14 Nov||21.7||+0.1||18.4||5 Sep||85.4||125.4||average||68%|
|South Peninsula (district 28)|
|Lockhart River Airport||30.9||+0.6||36.1||9 Sep||22.3||+0.6||15.4||8 Sep||8.2||113.8||lowest||7%|
|Musgrave||35.9||+1.5||38.9||16 Oct||17.6||-0.7||12.9||21 Sep||12.6||74.4||low||17%|
|Lower Carpentaria (district 29)|
|Burketown Airport||35.2||39.9||30 Nov||21.0||14.9||28 Sep||22.2|
|Century Mine||37.0||42.3||18 Nov||19.9||11.1||30 Sep||20.0|
|Cloncurry Airport||35.2||-0.6||42.7||19 Nov||19.0||-1.0||9.4||9 Sep||32.6||58.6||average||56%|
|Croydon Township||36.3||-0.1||40.6||29 Nov||22.0||0.0||13.1||10 Sep||26.6||63.1||low||42%|
|Julia Creek Airport||36.0||42.4||19 Nov||18.0||8.4||11 Sep||27.4|
|Kowanyama Airport||36.7||+1.1||39.6||15 Oct||21.7||+0.1||16.1||17 Sep||50.8||73.2||average||69%|
|Mornington Island||32.5||+0.5||36.6||30 Nov||23.5||+0.2||18.4||10 Sep||26.8||68.0||low||39%|
|Mount Isa Aero||34.2||+0.1||42.4||20 Nov||16.8||-1.3||4.0||11 Sep||34.8||61.0||average||57%|
|Normanton Airport||36.3||40.3||30 Nov||23.1||16.8||10 Sep||20.0|
|Sweers Island||31.8||36.7||30 Nov||24.1||18.6||10 Sep||46.0||80.2||low||57%|
|Upper Carpentaria (district 30)|
|Georgetown Airport||35.7||40.5||18 Nov||19.4||9.8||10 Sep||2.0|
|Hughenden Airport||34.6||40.8||19 Nov||17.4||5.3||9 Sep||22.6|
|Richmond Airport||35.6||-0.3||41.8||18 Nov||17.2||-1.3||7.2||9 Sep||26.2||62.9||average||42%|
|Richmond Post Office||35.5||+0.3||42.0||19 Nov||18.1||+0.5||6.9||9 Sep||19.0||52.3||average||36%|
|Barron North Coast (district 31)|
|Cairns Aero||30.0||+0.6||33.9||5 Oct||20.3||-0.2||15.9||13 Oct||247.4||166.5||high||149%|
|Cape Flattery||30.8||33.2||30 Nov||22.8||15.9||14 Oct||26.6|
|Cooktown Airport||30.4||35.0||30 Nov||21.9||14.6||14 Oct||67.4||95.9||average||70%|
|Green Island||28.7||-0.8||33.0||30 Nov||23.3||+0.3||21.2||21 Sep|
|Kairi Research Station||27.8||+1.1||33.2||30 Nov||14.4||-0.5||9.0||22 Sep||85.2||119.4||average||71%|
|Low Isles Lighthouse||31.1||+0.9||33.3||30 Nov||23.1||0.0||20.9||21 Oct||173.6||170.1||average||102%|
|Mareeba Airport||30.3||37.2||30 Nov||16.7||12.9||13 Oct||29.4||53.9||average||55%|
|Walkamin Research Station||29.1||+0.1||35.2||14 Oct||16.2||-0.5||11.6||13 Oct||40.8||102.2||low||40%|
|Herbert North Coast (district 32)|
|Cardwell Marine Pde||28.7||-0.5||32.0||30 Nov||19.0||+0.3||14.0||25 Sep||181.4||205.9||average||88%|
|Ingham Composite||30.3||+0.1||35.2||16 Oct||18.0||-0.4||13.5||13 Oct||245.2||206.4||high||119%|
|Innisfail||28.8||+0.6||31.9||30 Nov||19.7||+0.8||16.8||20 Sep||353.6||323.0||average||109%|
|Lucinda Point||27.0||-0.2||29.8||29 Nov||22.3||-0.3||19.5||11 Sep||74.2||105.4||average||70%|
|South Johnstone Exp Stn||29.2||+0.3||33.1||30 Nov||18.5||-0.1||14.6||13 Oct||309.3||315.8||average||98%|
|Townsville Aero||30.3||+1.0||36.3||4 Oct||20.3||0.0||13.8||10 Sep||30.4||93.4||low||33%|
|East Central Coast (district 33)|
|Alva Beach||29.1||+0.5||34.3||4 Oct||21.3||-0.1||15.0||9 Sep||70.6||81.4||average||87%|
|Ayr DPI Research Stn||30.3||+0.6||36.4||15 Oct||18.1||+0.3||13.2||9 Sep||28.2||80.8||low||35%|
|Bowen Airport||29.6||+0.5||35.7||4 Oct||18.8||-0.8||11.8||25 Sep||32.0||55.9||average||57%|
|Collinsville Post Office||33.0||+1.3||38.3||30 Nov||16.3||-0.6||9.7||28 Sep||10.6||82.9||v low||13%|
|Hamilton Island Airport||27.3||31.7||16 Oct||22.1||19.4||10 Nov||133.2|
|Mackay Aero||29.1||+1.3||34.5||30 Nov||17.5||-0.1||10.8||9 Sep||111.4||128.7||average||87%|
|Mackay M.O||28.5||+1.2||34.0||30 Nov||19.7||+0.4||14.3||25 Sep||91.4||140.9||average||65%|
|Proserpine Airport||30.8||+0.7||37.8||4 Oct||16.3||-1.0||8.7||25 Sep||148.0||134.9||average||110%|
|Samuel Hill Aero||28.7||34.8||16 Oct||14.3||4.1||28 Sep||106.4|
|St Lawrence||29.6||36.4||16 Oct||17.6||10.4||9 Oct||31.2|
|St Lawrence Post Office||30.0||+1.3||36.9||16 Oct||18.1||+0.7||12.7||25 Sep||37.8||142.8||low||26%|
|Williamson||29.6||35.4||16 Oct||17.2||7.9||28 Sep||38.6|
|Woolshed||28.0||+1.1||35.0||30 Nov||16.8||-0.5||8.3||10 Sep||62.8||98.9||low||63%|
|Yeppoon The Esplanade||26.8||+0.8||35.9||14 Oct||19.1||+0.5||11.7||25 Sep||53.4||148.0||v low||36%|
|West Central Coast (district 34)|
|Charters Towers Airport||33.1||+0.8||39.5||29 Nov||16.9||-1.2||9.3||9 Sep||14.7||95.2||low||15%|
|Moranbah Water Treatment Plant||33.1||+1.5||40.3||29 Nov||16.7||-0.4||9.0||10 Sep||23.1||108.8||v low||21%|
|Central Highlands (district 35)|
|Brigalow Research Stn||32.2||+2.6||40.5||18 Nov||14.9||+0.4||6.2||1 Sep||58.0||175.9||v low||33%|
|Clermont Sirius St||32.5||+1.0||40.0||29 Nov||15.7||0.0||6.6||10 Sep||61.4||111.8||low||55%|
|Emerald Airport||32.8||+1.5||40.5||18 Nov||15.9||-0.9||9.3||10 Sep||23.2||120.5||v low||19%|
|Rolleston||32.7||+1.7||40.7||18 Nov||14.5||+0.1||6.7||9 Oct||48.5||136.4||low||36%|
|Springsure Dame St||31.6||+1.3||39.7||18 Nov||15.6||+0.8||7.0||27 Sep||47.4||138.5||low||34%|
|Tambo Post Office||31.7||+1.2||40.9||18 Nov||14.0||+0.7||2.9||9 Sep||79.4||99.3||average||80%|
|Taroom Post Office||32.0||+2.6||41.5||18 Nov||14.9||+0.7||4.1||30 Sep||70.8||162.4||low||44%|
|Central Lowlands (district 36)|
|Barcaldine Post Office||32.8||+1.0||41.1||18 Nov||17.9||+0.9||8.2||9 Sep||72.1||82.2||average||88%|
|Blackall Airport||32.7||41.7||18 Nov||15.9||5.0||10 Sep||83.6|
|Isisford Post Office||33.6||+0.9||43.0||18 Nov||16.9||+0.6||6.2||29 Sep||58.2||75.0||average||78%|
|Longreach Aero||34.3||+0.9||43.7||18 Nov||16.5||0.0||6.1||6 Sep||37.0||62.2||average||59%|
|Upper Western (district 37)|
|Camooweal Township||35.7||+0.5||42.3||18 Nov||19.2||+0.2||7.3||29 Sep||17.0||49.0||low||35%|
|The Monument Airport||34.0||43.8||20 Nov||17.4||7.2||29 Sep||30.8|
|Trepell Airport||34.3||44.0||19 Nov||17.4||7.8||27 Sep||51.2|
|Urandangi||35.0||+0.4||44.0||20 Nov||16.2||-0.8||5.2||9 Sep||42.0||42.0||average||100%|
|Winton Airport||35.1||42.9||19 Nov||16.8||6.7||9 Sep||16.8|
|Winton Post Office||34.6||+0.3||42.5||20 Nov||18.2||+0.9||7.9||9 Sep||23.4||57.4||average||41%|
|Lower Western (district 38)|
|Birdsville Airport||33.3||46.6||18 Nov||16.9||7.3||28 Sep||47.0||30.2||high||156%|
|Boulia Airport||34.0||+0.2||45.7||20 Nov||18.2||+0.6||9.1||27 Sep||48.3||43.1||average||112%|
|Windorah Post Office||33.4||+1.3||45.0||20 Nov||17.4||+1.2||7.5||28 Sep||60.4||49.5||average||122%|
|Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)|
|Baralaba Post Office||33.1||+2.4||41.0||18 Nov||15.7||+0.4||6.7||9 Oct||45.8||156.5||v low||29%|
|Bundaberg Aero||28.0||+1.2||33.0||16 Oct||16.9||+0.6||9.6||28 Sep||86.8||198.9||v low||44%|
|Gayndah Airport||31.0||37.9||17 Nov||14.0||5.3||1 Sep||161.8|
|Gladstone Airport||28.6||+1.2||35.9||14 Oct||18.2||+0.1||12.2||10 Sep||24.0||146.2||v low||16%|
|Gladstone Radar||30.4||+2.2||36.4||30 Nov||19.3||+0.8||15.4||28 Sep||39.4||160.6||v low||25%|
|Lady Elliot Island||26.6||+1.1||29.9||22 Nov||21.1||+0.8||13.4||25 Sep||69.6||161.0||low||43%|
|Monto Township||31.0||+2.3||38.3||18 Nov||13.0||-0.1||2.1||9 Oct||74.6||155.6||low||48%|
|Rockhampton Aero||31.6||+2.2||38.3||30 Nov||17.5||+0.8||10.4||28 Sep||32.2||141.5||v low||23%|
|Rundle Island||25.2||+0.4||28.9||24 Nov||21.6||+0.6||18.3||10 Oct|
|Sandy Cape Lighthouse||27.2||+1.2||30.4||30 Nov||18.9||+0.3||11.0||16 Sep||107.2||182.8||low||59%|
|Seventeen Seventy||27.5||+1.8||30.6||23 Nov||19.3||+0.2||14.5||28 Sep||57.4||182.8||v low||31%|
|Thangool Airport||32.1||+2.1||39.6||18 Nov||13.5||+0.2||2.6||9 Oct||89.0||158.2||low||56%|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Amberley AMO||29.5||+1.9||40.3||17 Nov||12.3||-0.8||1.7||1 Sep||193.0||189.0||average||102%|
|Archerfield Airport||28.4||+1.7||38.0||17 Nov||14.6||+0.6||4.9||1 Sep||108.4||214.1||low||51%|
|Beaudesert Drumley Street||29.1||39.3||17 Nov||12.4||1.6||1 Sep||178.4|
|Beerburrum Forest Station||28.6||+1.4||39.5||17 Nov||14.0||-0.3||6.7||1 Sep||162.6||256.4||low||63%|
|Brisbane*||28.0||+2.0||35.0||13 Oct||16.2||+0.6||8.5||1 Sep||112.2||218.5||low||51%|
|Brisbane Aero*||26.8||+1.2||34.8||3 Oct||15.6||+0.2||5.2||1 Sep||105.4||225.8||low||47%|
|Cape Moreton Lighthouse||25.0||+2.0||29.4||16 Oct||19.1||+1.4||13.2||1 Sep||47.2||240.1||lowest||20%|
|Coolangatta||26.4||+2.1||34.6||3 Oct||15.3||-0.5||5.8||28 Sep||99.6||263.9||v low||38%|
|Double Island Point Lighthouse||27.2||+2.9||32.9||28 Nov||19.2||+0.8||14.2||1 Sep||86.8||209.9||v low||41%|
|Gold Coast Seaway||26.9||+1.7||35.0||3 Oct||16.9||+0.1||8.9||1 Sep||85.8||271.6||v low||32%|
|Gympie||30.2||+2.0||40.5||17 Nov||12.8||-0.7||2.5||1 Sep||70.4||207.0||v low||34%|
|Hervey Bay Airport||27.5||+1.2||31.6||20 Nov||16.3||-0.6||5.9||28 Sep||93.4||189.8||v low||49%|
|Jimna Forestry||26.8||36.6||17 Nov||11.3||2.7||1 Sep||149.4||185.7||average||80%|
|Kingaroy Airport||28.8||38.2||17 Nov||10.8||-0.2||1 Sep||75.8|
|Logan City Water Treatment||28.2||+2.0||37.5||17 Nov||15.1||+0.3||0.0||8 Sep||146.4||227.4||low||64%|
|Maleny Tamarind St||25.6||37.8||17 Nov||14.6||7.2||1 Sep||150.0||309.1||low||49%|
|Maroochydore Aero||26.8||+1.4||35.3||3 Oct||15.0||-0.5||4.5||1 Sep||152.6||226.5||low||67%|
|Maryborough||29.3||+1.8||34.7||16 Oct||14.5||-0.6||5.2||28 Sep||46.2||202.8||v low||23%|
|Nambour DPI - Hillside||28.0||39.7||17 Nov||15.2||7.8||1 Sep||167.4|
|Point Lookout||26.5||+1.7||31.0||17 Oct||18.3||0.0||11.4||1 Sep||157.0||299.7||v low||52%|
|Rainbow Beach||26.4||+0.9||32.8||17 Nov||86.6||227.2||v low||38%|
|Redcliffe*||26.3||+1.0||34.7||3 Oct||16.9||+0.6||8.9||1 Sep||150.6||203.4||low||74%|
|Tewantin RSL Park||26.7||+1.4||36.4||17 Nov||16.5||-0.2||7.6||1 Sep||78.4||255.9||v low||31%|
|Toolara (Kelly)||30.5||+2.3||38.2||28 Nov||16.4||0.0||10.4||28 Sep||75.0||229.4||v low||33%|
|University of Queensland Gatton||30.2||+2.3||41.9||17 Nov||12.6||-0.2||3.2||1 Sep||108.2||178.9||low||60%|
|East Darling Downs (district 41)|
|Applethorpe||24.3||+2.9||34.2||20 Nov||9.1||+0.4||-2.1||1 Sep||151.6||195.8||low||77%|
|Dalby Airport||29.8||+1.8||39.9||17 Nov||12.2||-0.2||-0.1||1 Sep||113.0||171.4||low||66%|
|Goondiwindi Airport||30.3||+1.9||42.1||18 Nov||14.4||+1.2||2.9||1 Sep||52.4||140.2||v low||37%|
|Inglewood Forest||29.8||41.6||17 Nov||13.8||3.7||28 Sep||75.2||159.7||v low||47%|
|Oakey Aero||28.8||+2.5||39.5||17 Nov||11.8||+0.9||0.3||1 Sep||61.8||167.4||v low||37%|
|Stanthorpe Leslie Parade||25.0||+2.6||35.0||17 Nov||9.0||+0.3||-2.4||1 Sep||158.5||196.2||average||81%|
|Texas Post Office||29.5||+2.0||38.6||4 Nov||13.0||+1.7||1.2||1 Sep||183.6||168.7||average||109%|
|Toowoomba Airport||26.0||+1.8||36.6||17 Nov||12.9||+0.3||5.8||28 Sep||102.6||182.9||v low||56%|
|Warwick||27.9||+2.3||38.0||17 Nov||10.5||+0.1||-1.2||1 Sep||94.0||205.4||v low||46%|
|West Darling Downs (district 42)|
|Miles Constance Street||31.0||+2.0||40.5||17 Nov||13.6||-0.3||1.4||9 Oct||61.6||121.3||low||51%|
|Maranoa (district 43)|
|Injune Post Office||31.4||+2.4||41.8||19 Nov||13.1||+0.9||1.6||9 Oct||58.8||145.6||v low||40%|
|Mitchell Post Office||31.6||+2.7||42.0||19 Nov||13.2||+1.3||1.5||1 Sep||72.6||126.1||low||58%|
|Roma Airport||31.4||+2.2||42.6||17 Nov||14.3||+0.8||1.7||1 Sep||46.4||140.0||v low||33%|
|St George Airport||31.3||+2.0||44.0||19 Nov||15.3||+0.8||2.8||1 Sep||33.8||126.2||v low||27%|
|Surat||31.1||+2.3||43.3||17 Nov||15.0||+1.7||1.7||1 Sep||52.4||133.0||low||39%|
|Warrego (district 44)|
|Bollon Mary St||31.3||+2.0||44.2||20 Nov||15.0||+1.5||2.9||1 Sep||118.0||100.4||average||118%|
|Charleville Aero||31.5||+2.0||42.9||19 Nov||15.0||+0.9||3.3||1 Sep||56.4||105.7||low||53%|
|Cunnamulla Post Office||30.9||+1.6||43.6||19 Nov||16.0||+1.5||5.1||1 Sep||78.0||73.7||average||106%|
|Far Southwest (district 45)|
|Ballera Gas Field||32.0||46.5||20 Nov||6.3||5 Sep||71.8|
|Quilpie Airport||31.9||+1.3||44.4||20 Nov||16.7||+0.9||5.7||6 Sep||58.3||64.9||average||90%|
|Thargomindah Airport||31.3||+0.3||45.4||18 Nov||16.8||-0.1||6.5||29 Sep||63.6||54.9||average||116%|
A Seasonal Climate Summary is prepared to list 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. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 1 December 2009. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.
Averages 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.
* A nearby long term station is used for comparison at these sites.
The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site,
based on the
(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.