Tuesday, 1 June 2010 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC14R0
Queensland in autumn 2010: Flooding and Tropical Cyclones - wet in the south west, southern interior and the far north west
- Tropical cyclone Ului crossed the east coast on the 21st March;
- Tropical cyclone Paul in the Gulf Country in late March to early April;
- Widespread rainfall and flooding over the south west and southern interior at the beginning of March;
- Cooler than average seasonal day time temperatures across most of the state;
- Cooler than average seasonal overnight temperatures over the south west.
Autumn was wetter than usual in the south west, southern interior and parts of the Gulf Country. Maximum temperatures were generally cooler than average over the western half of the state, while the remainder of the state was slightly warmer than average. Minimum temperatures were cooler than average over southern districts, and warmer than average about the north tropical coast, central coast and Capricornia.Some significant events that occurred in Queensland during autumn 2010 area below, along with links to individual reports for some of these events.
March: Many stations in the south west districts recorded their highest daily rainfall for autumn. The most extreme falls occurred in far western Queensland on the 1st of March. Similarly heavy falls on the 2nd of March were recorded further east through much of the southern inland in the Warrego and Maranoa districts. The combination of a monsoon low over the western districts and another low just off the south east coast near Fraser Island caused the heavy, widespread rainfall and affected most the south west and southern districts at the beginning of March.
Widespread major flooding developed over the 2nd and 3rd of March on many southern inland rivers. Major flooding occurred in the Diamantina, Barcoo, and Cooper Creek, Bulloo, Paroo, Warrego, Wallam and Mungalla Creeks, Maranoa, Balonne, Condamine, Moonie, Weir and Dawson river catchments.
A Special Climate Statement is available for here.
April: Flooding from heavy rainfall earlier in the year continued until the 27th of April in the south west Queensland catchments of the Cooper, Diamantina, Eyre Creek and Balonne river systems.
On the north east tropical coast, Daintree Village and Cape Tribulation recorded 318 mm to 9am on the 4th, causing flooding in the Daintree River between the 4th and the 7th.
Ex tropical cyclone Paul, located over the south west Gulf of Carpentaria waters and coastal areas, concentrated heavy rainfall over the Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country, and initiated flooding in the Norman catchment from the 4th to the 17th, and in the Nicholson catchment from the 2nd to the 12th.
Detailed Reports on Notable Queensland Floods can be found here.
March: Severe tropical cyclone Ului made landfall near Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast at approximately 1:30am on the 21st of March. Significant wind damage was reported around the Central Coast and Whitsundays district, mainly between Airlie Beach and Mackay. Reports of damage include widespread tree damage, large areas of sugarcane destroyed and localised structural damage, particularly to roofs. Many boats were also damaged or destroyed due to large seas and swell created by Ului, particularly around Shute Harbour near Airlie Beach. A report on severe tropical cyclone Ului can be found here.
April: Tropical cyclone Paul affected the north west Gulf of Carpentaria late in March. After weakening to a low it traveled across the southern Gulf waters bringing a deluge to the Gulf Country at the beginning of April. The heavy rainfall associated with Paul initiated flooding in the Norman and Nicholson river catchments. Several communities were isolated for long periods by floodwaters and the resulting damage to roads and airstrips. A report on tropical cyclone Paul can be found here.
The state wide average rainfall was 196.11 mm, which is above the long term average of 163.13 mm.
Overall, autumn rainfall was well above the long term seasonal average in the south west and southern districts, as well as in parts of the Gulf Country.
The south west and southern districts received the majority of the seasonal rain at the beginning of March, where heavy, widespread rainfall led to flooding in the southern inland rivers. Many stations located in this area broke long term daily rainfall records.
In the 24 hours to 9am on the 1st of March, the highest daily rainfall total in Queensland was 188 mm at Bedourie Police Station, followed by 168 mm at Birdsville Airport, and then 163 mm at Glengyle (all in the Lower Western district). These were all new annual extreme daily rainfall totals for these stations.
Parts of the Gulf Country were well above the seasonal average due to ex tropical cyclone Paul, located over south west Gulf of Carpentaria waters at the beginning of April. The highest rainfalls to 9am on the 2nd included 338.6 mm at Westmoreland Station, 250 mm at Kingfisher Camp, 235 mm at Burketown and 185 mm at Escott Station.The wettest location was Bellenden Ker Top Station, with an autumn total of 3782 mm.
The highest daily rainfall in autumn was 338.6 mm at Westmoreland Station on the 2nd of April.See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.
Maximum temperatures were generally cooler than average over most of the state, while parts of the east coast and the Peninsula were slighly warmer than average.
Minimum temperatures were cooler than average over southern and south western districts, and warmer than average about the north tropical coast, Gulf Country and the western Peninsula. The remainder of the state was close to average.
The state wide average maximum temperature was 0.20 °C below the long term average of 29.50 °C for autumn 2010.
The hottest day was 39.1 °C at Julia Creek Airport on the 11th of April and the warmest days on average were 33.5 °C, also at Julia Creek Airport.
The coolest days on average were 21.3 °C at Applethorpe, and the coldest day was 11.1 °C at Applethorpe and Stanthorpe, both on the 30th of May. May.See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.
The state wide average minimum temperature was 0.21 °C above the long term average of 17.18 °C for autumn 2010.
A near stationary low pressure system near New Zealand produced a blocking pattern with a high pressure system situated about south eastern Australia that induced a deep, cool and dry southerly airflow over the southern half of the state. This pattern continued for several days with widespread morning frost areas about the southern inland area. The coldest daily minimum temperatures during autumn were all recorded at Stanthorpe, with -3.5 °C on the 14th of May, -3.0 °C on the 13th of May and -2.7 °C on the 15th of May.
The coolest nights on average were 9.9 °C at Applethorpe.
The warmest nights on average were 26.1 °C at Coconut Island, and the warmest night was 29.2 °C at Horn Island on the 3rd of March..Some sites had their warmest autumn night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature on record.
See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.
WindThe strongest recorded wind gusts were associated with tropical cyclone Ului. Hamilton Island recorded 202 km/h on the 21st of March and 178 km/h on the 20th of March. Proserpine Airport recorded 146 km/h on the 21st of March.
|Extremes in autumn 2010|
39.1 °C at Julia Creek Airport on 11 Apr|
|Warmest days on average||
33.5 °C at Julia Creek Airport|
|Coolest days on average||
21.3 °C at Applethorpe|
11.1 °C at Applethorpe and Stanthorpe on 30 May|
-3.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 14 May|
|Coolest nights on average||
9.9 °C at Applethorpe|
|Warmest nights on average||
26.1 °C at Coconut Island|
29.2 °C at Horn Island on 3 Mar|
|Wettest overall||3782 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station|
338.6 mm at Westmoreland Station on 2 Apr|
|Highest wind gust||
202 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on 21 Mar|
178 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on 20 Mar
146 km/h at Proserpine Airport on 21 Mar
|Record highest autumn daily rainfall|
Highest daily rainfall
in autumn 2010 (mm)
|Mitchell Post Office||165.6||on 2 Mar||123.2||on 4 Mar 1908||124|
|Surat||154.0||on 2 Mar||118.9||on 1 Mar 1947||124|
|Windorah Post Office||106.2||on 1 Mar||102.9||on 9 Mar 1887||124|
|Morven Post Office||152.4||on 2 Mar||137.6||on 20 Apr 1990||123|
|Gumbardo||123.8||on 2 Mar||115.6||on 21 Mar 1950||122|
|South Comongin||158.0||on 2 Mar||118.0||on 20 May 1983||117|
|Glenormiston||115.0||on 1 Mar||78.0||on 27 Mar 1973||107|
|Victoria Downs||139.6||on 2 Mar||115.0||on 20 Apr 1990||101|
|Lowan Hills||182.6||on 2 Mar||155.0||on 20 Apr 1990||94|
|Quilpie Airport||111.3||on 1 Mar||109.5||on 20 May 1983||93|
|Glengyle||163.0||on 1 Mar||86.4||on 11 Mar 1918||90|
|Woodlands||159.6||on 2 Mar||144.0||on 7 Mar 1924||90|
|Keeroongooloo||120.0||on 1 Mar||71.1||on 7 Mar 1949||86|
|Goombie||123.0||on 2 Mar||111.2||on 10 Apr 1990||85|
|Mahrigong||114.0||on 6 Apr||110.5||on 23 May 1955||84|
|Glenorie||147.0||on 2 Mar||140.0||on 11 Mar 1977||80|
|Glenmorgan Post Office||159.0||on 2 Mar||127.0||on 8 Mar 1941||77|
|Pingine||149.0||on 2 Mar||83.0||on 9 Apr 1990||75|
|Spring Creek||130.8||on 2 Mar||93.2||on 16 Mar 1969||73|
|Dillalah||146.0||on 2 Mar||97.0||on 3 Mar 1999||71|
|Cluny||160.0||on 1 Mar||129.0||on 16 Mar 1996||70|
|Meandarra Post Office||152.0||on 2 Mar||109.5||on 15 Mar 1937||69|
|Bedourie Police Station||188.4||on 1 Mar||74.0||on 19 Mar 1983||66|
|Waverley Downs||181.6||on 2 Mar||86.6||on 23 May 1983||58|
|Gue||92.0||on 6 Apr||80.0||on 10 Mar 2006||53|
|Hereward||115.0||on 2 Mar||95.0||on 2 Apr 1981||52|
|Grahamville||78.6||on 6 Mar||64.0||on 10 Mar 1995||51|
|Ronlow Park||163.0||on 22 Mar||130.0||on 2 Mar 1975||49|
|Boothulla||131.0||on 2 Mar||73.2||on 2 Mar 1936||48|
|Basin Downs||130.0||on 2 Mar||118.0||on 4 Mar 1982||41|
|Mundagai||104.8||on 2 Mar||68.4||on 11 Mar 1977||41|
|Namarah||160.4||on 2 Mar||90.2||on 11 Mar 1977||41|
|Remilton||107.0||on 2 Mar||80.5||on 20 May 2009||41|
|Redbank||149.0||on 22 Mar||112.9||on 8 Mar 2006||40|
|Kandimulla||125.2||on 2 Mar||100.0||on 23 May 1983||38|
|Kincora||146.6||on 2 Mar||128.4||on 11 Mar 1977||38|
|South Galway||220.5||on 1 Mar||63.2||on 18 May 1983||36|
|Wallen||133.0||on 2 Mar||86.0||on 1 Apr 1990||36|
|Bungaban TM||93.2||on 2 Mar||92.7||on 9 May 1930||35|
|Warida||167.4||on 2 Mar||95.0||on 11 Mar 1977||30|
|Garrabarra||143.0||on 2 Mar||83.8||on 18 Mar 1959||25|
|Lawn Hill Gorge NPWS||142.4||on 2 Apr||131.6||on 1 Mar 1994||25|
|Roma Airport||132.8||on 2 Mar||118.0||on 14 Apr 2003||25|
|Aubigny Purrawunda||84.8||on 2 Mar||66.3||on 8 Mar 1964||23|
|Traighli||89.0||on 1 Mar||82.0||on 8 Mar 2000||23|
|Mt Driven||132.0||on 2 Mar||65.0||on 19 May 2009||22|
|Wallal Station||44.6||on 23 Mar||41.0||on 3 Mar 1999||21|
|Doraville Station||193.0||on 21 Mar||93.0||on 7 Apr 2006||20|
|Record highest total autumn rainfall|
for autumn 2010 (mm)
|Bedourie Police Station||217.4||215.9||in 1950||64||41.9|
|Cherry Park||243.3||237.4||in 1990||24||103.9|
|Lawn Hill Gorge NPWS||264.2||254.6||in 2006||24||102.4|
|Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature|
Highest daily minimum
in autumn 2010 (°C)
|Willis Island||28.3||on 5 Mar||28.2||on 3 Mar 2002||85||24.7|
|Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature|
Mean daily minimum
for autumn 2010 (°C)
|Bundaberg Aero||18.4||18.1||in 2007||30||17.2|
|Summary statistics for autumn 2010|
|North Peninsula (district 27)|
|Coconut Island||32.8||+1.6||35.0||23 Mar||26.1||+0.5||23.6||30 Mar||507.6||510.6||average||99%|
|Coen Airport||31.4||34.5||6 Mar||22.5||17.0||25 May||259.8|
|Horn Island||31.1||+0.9||32.8||2 Mar||25.7||+0.8||22.2||27 May||488.2||661.0||low||74%|
|Weipa Aero||32.1||+0.1||34.3||22 Mar||23.4||+0.8||20.5||24 May||354.2||512.1||low||69%|
|South Peninsula (district 28)|
|Lockhart River Airport||30.2||+0.5||35.6||1 Mar||23.8||+1.1||19.4||26 May||977.0||862.7||average||113%|
|Musgrave||32.0||+0.4||35.5||7 Mar||21.7||+2.0||16.9||8 May||328.8||325.9||average||101%|
|Palmerville||31.5||-0.4||34.6||7 Mar||20.7||+1.1||14.1||31 May||221.8||244.1||average||91%|
|Lower Carpentaria (district 29)|
|Burketown Airport||32.3||36.7||23 Mar||22.1||12.1||31 May||433.6||164.0||high||264%|
|Century Mine||32.3||37.2||22 Mar||20.9||11.3||31 May||240.0|
|Cloncurry Airport||32.0||-1.0||38.0||10 Apr||19.8||+0.6||8.3||31 May||72.8||94.3||average||77%|
|Croydon Township||32.2||-1.1||35.9||8 Mar||22.0||+1.3||11.5||28 May||398.8||147.9||v high||270%|
|Julia Creek Airport||33.5||39.1||11 Apr||18.2||5.5||31 May||37.8|
|Kowanyama Airport||32.5||-0.1||36.4||9 Mar||22.6||+1.1||12.9||31 May||362.6||295.8||high||123%|
|Mornington Island||31.0||+0.2||35.5||8 Mar||24.1||+1.4||18.5||31 May||539.6||316.3||high||171%|
|Mount Isa Aero||30.5||-0.8||36.6||10 Apr||18.7||+0.6||5.7||31 May||89.4||90.8||average||98%|
|Normanton Airport||32.2||35.7||21 Mar||22.8||12.8||31 May||212.6||123.2||high||173%|
|Sweers Island||30.6||35.0||6 Mar||24.8||17.5||31 May||312.3||261.4||high||119%|
|Upper Carpentaria (district 30)|
|Georgetown Airport||32.4||35.6||26 Apr||20.9||14.5||8 May||53.0|
|Hughenden Airport||30.3||-1.7||35.1||11 Apr||17.8||+0.3||3.3||31 May||116.8||48.5||high||241%|
|Richmond Airport||31.7||-1.3||36.0||11 Apr||17.4||+0.1||6.2||31 May||80.6||91.0||average||89%|
|Richmond Post Office||31.8||-0.4||36.0||11 Apr||17.8||+0.9||5.6||31 May||98.4||97.7||average||101%|
|Barron North Coast (district 31)|
|Cairns Aero||29.5||+0.4||34.7||4 Mar||22.7||+1.2||18.5||16 May||718.4||717.7||average||100%|
|Cape Flattery||30.2||36.0||6 Mar||24.2||18.3||26 May||938.6|
|Cooktown Airport||29.3||+0.2||35.3||6 Mar||23.5||+1.1||18.3||26 May||840.0||589.7||high||142%|
|Green Island||27.2||-0.4||32.4||4 Mar||24.3||+0.6||22.3||19 Apr|
|Kairi Research Station||25.2||+0.5||31.8||6 Mar||18.0||+1.4||13.1||16 May||228.7||412.5||low||55%|
|Low Isles Lighthouse||29.0||-0.3||35.5||8 Mar||24.5||+0.5||22.6||2 Apr||735.5||769.7||average||96%|
|Mareeba Airport||28.4||+0.1||33.6||8 Mar||19.7||+1.3||15.2||25 May||69.6||189.5||low||37%|
|Walkamin Research Station||26.9||+0.4||32.1||8 Mar||19.1||+1.2||14.5||15 May||88.8||287.3||low||31%|
|Herbert North Coast (district 32)|
|Cardwell Marine Pde||29.1||+0.1||35.7||6 Mar||21.8||+1.9||14.4||20 May||556.5||702.6||average||79%|
|Ingham Composite||29.1||+0.2||35.8||5 Mar||20.8||+0.7||13.8||20 May||849.4||683.2||average||124%|
|Innisfail||28.6||+0.5||34.3||6 Mar||22.1||+1.8||17.4||16 May||1293.2||1421.1||average||91%|
|Lucinda Point||27.5||-0.4||33.0||7 Mar||23.3||+0.2||18.5||31 May||283.0||299.7||average||94%|
|Townsville Aero||29.5||+0.2||34.6||6 Mar||21.4||+1.1||13.6||20 May||254.0||277.9||average||91%|
|East Central Coast (district 33)|
|Alva Beach||28.8||-0.2||34.6||7 Mar||21.0||+0.5||11.8||31 May||183.2||179.9||average||102%|
|Ayr DPI Research Stn||29.3||0.0||34.8||7 Mar||19.7||+0.9||10.2||31 May||215.0||239.7||average||90%|
|Bowen Airport||28.9||-0.2||34.5||5 Mar||20.7||+0.1||10.0||19 May||166.0||180.9||average||92%|
|Collinsville Post Office||29.4||-0.5||35.1||8 Mar||17.4||+0.5||7.2||31 May||175.4||166.9||average||105%|
|Mackay Aero||27.6||+0.3||33.3||5 Mar||19.6||+0.7||8.1||31 May||542.2||473.2||average||115%|
|Mackay M.O||26.9||+0.4||32.6||5 Mar||20.5||+0.7||11.9||31 May||497.4||506.5||average||98%|
|Proserpine Airport||28.6||+0.1||35.3||5 Mar||19.5||+0.7||6.1||31 May||335.6||351.4||average||96%|
|Samuel Hill Aero||26.8||-0.5||32.0||6 Mar||18.6||+1.6||6.8||31 May||496.8||320.5||v high||155%|
|St Lawrence||28.5||32.9||7 Mar||18.8||6.2||14 May||188.4|
|St Lawrence Post Office||28.8||-0.2||32.9||6 Mar||19.1||+0.9||8.2||14 May||185.4||238.9||average||78%|
|Williamson||28.1||32.7||5 Mar||18.6||5.4||14 May||307.4|
|Woolshed||25.2||-0.8||32.2||7 Mar||17.5||+0.3||8.6||19 May||174.8||158.8||high||110%|
|Yeppoon The Esplanade||26.3||-0.2||30.8||2 Mar||19.5||+0.2||8.3||14 May||183.4||214.4||average||86%|
|West Central Coast (district 34)|
|Charters Towers Airport||29.1||-0.9||34.9||8 Mar||18.4||+0.3||7.7||31 May||98.7||103.4||average||95%|
|Central Highlands (district 35)|
|Brigalow Research Stn||28.0||-0.7||33.8||11 Apr||15.4||+0.3||2.8||14 May||149.6||134.6||high||111%|
|Clermont Sirius St||28.3||-0.9||35.0||10 Apr||16.2||+0.7||4.6||31 May||122.4||147.0||average||83%|
|Emerald Airport||28.7||-1.2||34.6||11 Apr||16.6||-0.2||6.2||31 May||139.8||92.1||high||152%|
|Springsure Comet St||27.7||-1.0||33.4||10 Apr||15.4||+0.5||4.9||31 May||223.2||143.7||high||155%|
|Tambo Post Office||28.4||-0.5||34.1||12 Apr||13.2||+0.4||1.2||14 May||112.0||128.8||average||87%|
|Taroom Post Office||28.3||0.0||35.6||11 Apr||14.5||+0.5||1.0||14 May||313.8||139.4||v high||225%|
|Central Lowlands (district 36)|
|Barcaldine Post Office||29.2||-0.5||34.8||9 Apr||17.3||+0.7||6.2||31 May||71.0||126.3||average||56%|
|Blackall Airport||29.0||-1.6||34.9||9 Apr||15.6||+0.1||4.5||14 May||93.6||72.0||high||130%|
|Isisford Post Office||30.1||-0.3||36.4||9 Apr||16.6||+0.8||6.0||19 May||88.3||125.0||average||71%|
|Longreach Aero||30.2||-0.8||35.5||10 Apr||16.1||-0.1||6.1||14 May||113.4||122.4||average||93%|
|Upper Western (district 37)|
|Camooweal Township||31.8||-0.6||36.6||10 Apr||18.9||+1.1||6.2||31 May||86.6||79.8||average||109%|
|The Monument Airport||30.6||-1.6||37.4||8 Apr||17.3||+0.4||5.6||31 May||77.6||52.0||high||149%|
|Trepell Airport||31.2||38.5||10 Apr||17.3||6.1||31 May||105.2||45.2||high||233%|
|Winton Airport||30.7||36.6||21 Mar||17.0||5.2||31 May||181.0|
|Winton Post Office||30.7||-1.0||36.5||7 Mar||17.9||+0.9||7.5||31 May||187.8||95.8||high||196%|
|Lower Western (district 38)|
|Bedourie Police Station||29.7||-2.0||37.1||8 Apr||16.7||-0.2||5.5||14 May||217.4||41.9||highest||519%|
|Birdsville Airport||29.1||-2.3||35.7||6 Apr||17.1||+0.4||6.2||14 May||217.4||32.6||v high||667%|
|Boulia Airport||31.1||-0.1||37.9||6 Mar||16.9||-0.2||6.1||31 May||51.0||62.5||average||82%|
|Windorah Post Office||29.0||-1.1||36.1||9 Apr||16.4||+0.2||6.6||15 May||286.9||79.0||v high||363%|
|Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)|
|Baralaba Post Office||28.9||-1.0||35.7||11 Apr||16.5||+0.6||4.2||15 May||166.6||159.6||average||104%|
|Bundaberg Aero||27.1||+0.1||32.2||10 Apr||18.4||+1.2||9.1||15 May||328.4||236.5||high||139%|
|Gayndah Airport||27.8||33.2||11 Apr||15.4||3.5||15 May||179.2|
|Gladstone Airport||27.7||-0.1||33.7||9 Apr||19.2||+0.5||9.3||31 May||204.6||129.1||high||158%|
|Gladstone Radar||28.1||0.0||33.4||9 Apr||19.7||+0.3||12.1||31 May||237.2||191.5||high||124%|
|Lady Elliot Island||27.0||+0.7||30.8||1 Mar||22.0||+0.4||13.6||15 May||269.6||348.1||average||77%|
|Monto Township||26.7||-0.6||33.4||11 Apr||14.5||+0.9||1.2||14 May||192.3||165.0||average||117%|
|Rockhampton Aero||28.6||+0.2||34.1||6 Mar||18.8||+1.2||6.9||14 May||165.4||187.1||average||88%|
|Rundle Island||25.3||-0.2||29.1||1 Mar||21.5||-0.1||15.9||31 May|
|Sandy Cape Lighthouse||26.5||0.0||30.7||1 Mar||20.3||+0.6||14.6||13 May||562.3||395.3||high||142%|
|Seventeen Seventy||26.7||+0.4||31.0||5 Mar||19.5||+0.3||13.4||13 May||387.0||352.4||high||110%|
|Thangool Airport||28.2||-1.4||34.2||11 Apr||14.4||+0.5||1.2||14 May||141.4||136.0||average||104%|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Amberley AMO||26.5||-0.4||32.5||11 Apr||13.9||0.0||1.3||14 May||217.8||191.2||average||114%|
|Archerfield Airport||26.2||-0.2||32.1||11 Apr||15.7||+0.6||6.0||14 May||255.6||279.2||average||92%|
|Beaudesert Drumley Street||26.3||32.6||11 Apr||13.9||1.6||14 May||153.2|
|Beerburrum Forest Station||26.2||-0.2||32.4||10 Mar||16.3||+0.8||7.9||15 May||484.6||407.3||average||119%|
|Brisbane||26.4||-0.5||33.1||10 Mar||17.5||+0.7||9.7||14 May||259.8||209.2||average||124%|
|Brisbane Aero||25.6||-0.3||30.1||10 Mar||16.8||+0.6||6.1||14 May||348.6||268.1||high||130%|
|Cape Moreton Lighthouse||24.8||+0.8||29.3||10 Mar||19.9||+1.0||14.0||31 May||310.8||497.5||low||62%|
|Coolangatta||26.0||+0.9||30.6||9 Mar||17.4||+0.5||7.9||31 May||412.4||493.5||average||84%|
|Double Island Point Lighthouse||25.4||+0.8||32.4||12 Apr||20.1||+0.5||13.5||31 May||365.8||443.0||average||83%|
|Gold Coast Seaway||26.4||+0.8||32.8||9 Mar||18.6||+0.5||12.1||19 May||478.6||324.4||high||148%|
|Gympie||26.4||-0.7||32.7||11 Apr||15.6||+1.1||3.5||15 May||375.4||298.4||high||126%|
|Hervey Bay Airport||26.4||-0.3||30.8||9 Mar||18.2||+0.8||7.7||31 May||389.2||284.8||high||137%|
|Jimna Forestry||22.8||-0.8||29.7||11 Apr||13.3||+0.9||1.1||14 May||322.4||178.4||v high||181%|
|Kingaroy Airport||24.6||-1.3||30.6||11 Apr||12.6||+1.1||-2.0||14 May||239.4||96.2||v high||249%|
|Logan City Water Treatment||26.1||-0.1||32.5||9 Mar||16.7||+1.1||6.5||14 May||251.5||305.6||average||82%|
|Maleny Tamarind St||23.0||29.2||9 Mar||15.5||8.8||31 May||790.4||623.9||high||127%|
|Maroochydore Aero||26.0||+0.5||31.1||11 Apr||17.4||+0.6||6.3||31 May||618.0||465.4||high||133%|
|Maryborough||27.0||-0.1||31.9||10 Mar||17.4||+1.1||6.6||31 May||357.0||321.5||average||111%|
|Nambour DPI - Hillside||25.7||30.6||10 Mar||17.1||7.6||14 May||777.6|
|Point Lookout||27.1||+1.1||31.0||23 Mar||19.2||-0.3||10.0||15 May||665.0||450.4||high||148%|
|Rainbow Beach||25.7||-0.2||31.6||12 Apr||615.8||434.1||high||142%|
|Redcliffe||25.5||30.0||8 Apr||17.9||9.0||14 May||319.4|
|Tewantin RSL Park||25.7||+0.1||31.0||8 Apr||18.3||+0.5||9.4||15 May||692.8||520.4||high||133%|
|Toolara (Kelly)||26.1||-1.0||32.7||10 Mar||17.5||+0.4||10.1||31 May||528.6||317.2||high||167%|
|University of Queensland Gatton||26.6||-0.2||33.0||11 Apr||14.1||+0.4||2.1||15 May||237.8||173.6||high||137%|
|East Darling Downs (district 41)|
|Applethorpe||21.3||+0.5||27.3||22 Mar||9.9||+0.2||-2.3||13 May||173.0||162.0||average||107%|
|Dalby Airport||26.3||-0.7||33.1||11 Apr||12.8||+0.4||-1.6||13 May||203.6||102.6||high||198%|
|Goondiwindi Airport||27.1||-0.3||33.6||22 Mar||13.8||+1.0||1.1||13 May||197.6||113.0||high||175%|
|Inglewood Forest||26.0||-1.0||32.3||22 Mar||13.4||+0.6||2.1||13 May||245.4||117.4||v high||209%|
|Oakey Aero||25.2||-0.4||32.4||11 Apr||12.3||+0.5||-1.7||14 May||159.6||118.5||high||135%|
|Stanthorpe Leslie Parade||21.7||-0.1||28.5||11 Apr||10.1||+0.5||-3.5||14 May||156.4||154.3||average||101%|
|Texas Post Office||26.6||-0.8||33.9||22 Mar||12.8||+1.0||-0.6||13 May||203.0||129.5||high||157%|
|Toowoomba Airport||22.2||-1.0||29.6||11 Apr||13.6||+0.5||4.2||13 May||171.0||117.9||high||145%|
|Warwick||24.0||-0.8||30.3||11 Apr||11.7||+0.8||-2.6||14 May||196.4||121.9||high||161%|
|West Darling Downs (district 42)|
|Miles Constance Street||26.9||-1.0||33.2||11 Apr||13.5||+0.5||-0.6||14 May||177.4||99.9||high||178%|
|Maranoa (district 43)|
|Injune Post Office||26.7||-0.7||33.9||11 Apr||12.4||+0.4||-1.7||14 May||178.2||135.7||high||131%|
|Mitchell Post Office||27.2||0.0||33.9||7 Mar||12.3||+0.5||-1.2||14 May||264.2||128.1||v high||206%|
|Roma Airport||27.0||-0.8||33.4||8 Apr||12.7||+0.1||-1.3||14 May||224.2||120.3||high||186%|
|St George Airport||26.6||-1.3||32.3||24 Mar||13.7||-0.1||1.2||13 May||263.2||96.4||v high||273%|
|Surat||27.1||-0.8||32.6||8 Apr||13.4||+0.1||0.0||14 May||251.2||124.1||v high||202%|
|Warrego (district 44)|
|Bollon Mary St||26.6||-1.0||32.8||24 Mar||13.5||+0.1||1.5||13 May||304.4||114.1||v high||267%|
|Charleville Aero||26.5||-1.3||32.8||9 Apr||13.6||-0.2||1.2||14 May||380.2||120.7||v high||315%|
|Cunnamulla Post Office||26.7||-1.1||33.6||7 Apr||14.6||+0.4||4.1||13 May||234.4||98.5||v high||238%|
|Far Southwest (district 45)|
|Ballera Gas Field||27.7||36.2||7 Apr||15.6||4.6||14 May||208.6||41.2||v high||506%|
|Quilpie Airport||27.9||-1.0||35.0||7 Apr||3.6||14 May||293.5||93.2||v high||315%|
|Thargomindah Airport||27.5||-1.8||36.5||7 Apr||15.7||-0.8||4.5||14 May||166.2||75.1||high||221%|
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 June 2010. 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 9 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.
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.