Queensland in winter 2010: 

A wet end to the season

  • Above average rainfall across the southern interior and part of the tropics
  • Daytime maximum temperatures were warmer in the north and cooler in the southwest
  • Overnight minimum temperatures were milder and especially warm in the north

Rainfall

Winter rainfall was above average rainfall across most of the southern interior and amongst the top 10% in the record across the far southwest corner and in part of the southern Darling Downs and far northern Peninsula. Most of southern Queensland recorded greater than 100 mm increasing to greater than 200 mm on the exposed islands and part of the Darling Downs. More than 50 mm was recorded across the southwest. Only a few small portions scattered across northern Queensland received less than average rainfall. The coastal strip around the southern Gulf of Carpentaria recorded no rain. The highest winter totals were recorded along the wet tropical coast between Ingham and Cairns and on Fraser Island. 

Queensland  received 66.3 mm averaged across the state and ranked 79 of 111 in the area averaged data set that begins in 1900. 

June rainfall was below average over most of Queensland and no rain at all fell over much of the west of the state. Only a small pocket over northern Cape York Peninsula experienced slightly above average rainfall for the month. Mackay Aero had its lowest total June rainfall on record.

July rainfall was above average over the western, southwestern, southern interior and tropical districts while the central and southeastern districts remained close to the long term average. Parts of the Gulf of Carpentaria Coast and the Goldfields received no rain.

August rainfall was amongst the highest 10 % on record for most of northern and eastern Queensland.  Most other parts of the state also received above average amounts. A few locations around the southern Gulf of Carpentaria and northwest recorded no rain.

The wettest overall was 1788.6 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station, followed by 889 mm at Bulgun Creek Alert, 846.4 mm at Babinda Post Office, 785.0 mm at Topaz Alert and 725.2 mm at Daradgee.

The driest overall was 0 mm at Burketown Airport, followed by 0 mm at Sweers Island, followed by 0.2 mm at Kowanyama Airport, followed by 0.4 mm at Mornington Island, followed by 0.4 mm at Normanton Airport.

Some sites had their highest total winter rainfall on record. Some sites had their highest total winter rainfall for at least 20 years.

The wettest single day was 277 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station on 31st Aug, followed by 172.0 mm at Point Lookout on 29 Jul, 156.4 mm at Lucinda Township on 29 Aug and 130.0 mm at Gargett Alert on 11 Aug.

Some sites had their highest winter daily rainfall on record. See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

Mean temperatures ((max+min)/2) were above average across most of the state, by more than 2 °C in the far north, and a little below average in the southwest.

Maximum temperature

The winter mean maximum temperatures were a little below average across the southwest and southern interior of Queensland and above average in eastern and northern districts, with most of the north being 1 to 2 °C warmer than the long term average and a few new records were created.

Averaged across the state the mean maximum temperature was 24.35 °C and 0.54 °C above the average using the 1961-90 base period.  

The 7th of Jul was an especially cold day with the daily maximum temperatures only reaching 8.1 °C at Charleville Aero, 9.1 °C at Injune Post Office and 9.2 °C at Inglewood Forest. Charleville, Isisford and Surat recorded their lowest winter daily maximum temperature on the day. Applethorpe only reached 9.1 °C on 12 Aug. 

The hottest day was 37.2 °C at Julia Creek Airport on 19 Aug, followed by 37.1 °C at Cloncurry Airport on 19 Aug, followed by 36.9 °C at Croydon Township on 18 Aug, followed by 36.9 °C at Normanton Airport on 18 Aug.

The warmest days on average were 32.9 °C at Kowanyama Airport, followed by 32.7 °C at Coconut Island, followed by 32.5 °C at Weipa Aero.

The coolest days on average were 14.6 °C at Applethorpe, followed by 15.3 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 16.6 °C at Toowoomba Airport.

The coldest day was 8.1 °C at Charleville Aero on 7 Jul, followed by 9.1 °C at Injune Post Office on 7 Jul, followed by 9.1 °C at Applethorpe on 12 Aug, followed by 9.2 °C at Inglewood Forest on 7 Jul.

Some sites had their coldest winter day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest winter mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years. Some sites had their lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.

Minimum temperature

Mean minimum temperatures were mainly higher than the long term average across the state, especially in the northern tropics where some areas were 3 to 4 °C higher than usual. 

Many locations in the eastern tropics recorded their highest winter mean minimum temperatures on record and a few sites recorded new highest daily winter minimum temperatures during August. 

Averaged across the state the mean minimum temperature was 10.98 °C and 1.18 °C degrees higher than the long term average and the highest since 2005.

The coldest night was -6.0 °C at Oakey Aero on 28 Jun, followed by -4.8 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 28 Jun, followed by -4.7 °C at Applethorpe on 28 Jun, followed by -4.7 °C at Injune Post Office on 8 Aug.

The coolest nights on average were 3.5 °C at both Applethorpe and Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, followed by 5.4 °C at both Oakey Aero and Warwick, followed by 5.6 °C at Mitchell Post Office.

The warmest nights on average were 25.4 °C at Coconut Island, followed by 25.1 °C at Horn Island, followed by 23.8 °C at Willis Island.

The warmest night was 26.8 °C at Horn Island on 19 Aug, followed by 26.5 °C at Coconut Island on both 1 and 8 Jun, followed by 26.4 °C at Horn Island on 2 Jun.

Some sites had their warmest winter night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest winter mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was 89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 9 Jul and Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 3 Aug.

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Extremes in winter 2010
Hottest day 37.2 °C at Julia Creek Airport on 19 Aug
37.1 °C at Cloncurry Airport on 19 Aug
36.9 °C at Croydon Township on 18 Aug
36.9 °C at Normanton Airport on 18 Aug
Warmest days on average 32.9 °C at Kowanyama Airport
32.7 °C at Coconut Island
32.5 °C at Weipa Aero
Coolest days on average 14.6 °C at Applethorpe
15.3 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
16.6 °C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 8.1 °C at Charleville Aero on 7 Jul
9.1 °C at Injune Post Office on 7 Jul
9.1 °C at Applethorpe on 12 Aug
9.2 °C at Inglewood Forest on 7 Jul
Coldest night -6.0 °C at Oakey Aero on 28 Jun
-4.8 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 28 Jun
-4.7 °C at Applethorpe on 28 Jun
-4.7 °C at Injune Post Office on 8 Aug
Coolest nights on average 3.5 °C at Applethorpe
3.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
5.4 °C at Oakey Aero
5.4 °C at Warwick
5.6 °C at Mitchell Post Office
Warmest nights on average 25.4 °C at Coconut Island
25.1 °C at Horn Island
23.8 °C at Willis Island
Warmest night 26.8 °C at Horn Island on 19 Aug
26.5 °C at Coconut Island on 1 Jun
26.5 °C at Coconut Island on 8 Jun
26.4 °C at Horn Island on 2 Jun
Wettest overall 1788.6 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station
889 mm at Bulgun Creek Alert
846.4 mm at Babinda Post Office
785.0 mm at Topaz Alert
725.2 mm at Daradgee
Driest overall 0 mm at Burketown Airport
0 mm at Sweers Island
0.2 mm at Kowanyama Airport
0.4 mm at Mornington Island
0.4 mm at Normanton Airport
Wettest day 277 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station on the 31st Aug
172.0 mm at Point Lookout on 29 Jul
156.4 mm at Lucinda Township on 29 Aug
130.0 mm at Gargett Alert on 11 Aug
Highest wind gust 89 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 9 Jul
and at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 3 Aug
85 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 8 & 9 Jul, 14 Jun
and at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 22 Jun
80 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 13, 14, 23 Jun, 8 Jul
and at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 22 Jun
and at Middle Percy Island on 11 Aug

Record highest winter daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in winter 2010 (mm)
Previous highest
for winter
Years of
record
Clare 104.4 on 11 Aug 85.7 on 6 Jun 1990 73
Cooby Creek Dam 45.0 on 24 Aug 34.8 on 4 Jun 2003 20



Record highest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2010 (mm)
Previous highest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Moreton Telegraph Station 82.2 62.6 in 1939 99 22.2
Lockhart River Airport 280.8 270.2 in 1997 54 133.4
Hazelmere 161.0 128.0 in 2004 38 75.0

Highest total winter rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for winter 2010 (mm)
Most recent higher
for winter
Years since
higher
Average for
winter
Eromanga - Webber St 128.0 144.4 in 1934 76 42.1
Lucinda Township 346.0 347.0 in 1969 39 172.9
Merluna 30.5 42.0 in 1976 34 6.9
Orientos Station 93.2 119.0 in 1986 24 39.8



Record lowest winter daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in winter 2010 (°C)
Previous lowest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Charleville Aero 8.1 on 7 Jul 9.1 on 28 Jul 1986 69 20.4
Isisford Post Office 10.2 on 7 Jul 11.7 on 30 Jun 1957 52 23.6
Surat 9.9 on 7 Jul 10.0 on 28 Jul 1986 47 20.5



Record highest winter mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2010 (°C)
Previous highest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Palmerville 31.9 31.6 in 1988 105 30.3
Willis Island 27.7 27.3 in 1958 81 26.3
Cairns Aero 27.8 27.7 in 1998 67 26.1

Highest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2010 (°C)
Most recent higher
for winter
Years since
higher
Average for
winter
Kowanyama Airport 32.9 33.1 in 1973 36 31.1
Croydon Township 31.0 31.5 in 1973 35 29.9



Lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2010 (°C)
Most recent lower
for winter
Years since
lower
Average for
winter
Amberley AMO 21.6 21.1 in 1990 20 21.8
Bollon Mary St 19.1 17.9 in 1990 20 20.0
Charleville Aero 19.6 19.2 in 1990 20 20.4
Windorah Post Office 21.7 20.9 in 1990 20 22.4



Record highest winter daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in winter 2010 (°C)
Previous highest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Townsville Aero 23.1 on 23 Aug 23.0 on 4 Jun 2007 70 14.3
Taroom Post Office 18.8 on 31 Jul 18.7 on 29 Aug 2009 54 5.9
Walkamin Research Station 20.5 on 11 Aug 20.3 on 2 Jun 1998 43 13.4
Lucinda Point 23.6 on 22 Aug 23.4 on 2 Jun 1981 24 18.5



Record highest winter mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2010 (°C)
Previous highest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Innisfail 18.8 18.3 in 1998 100 15.6
Cardwell Marine Pde 17.8 17.4 in 1973 97 14.2
Willis Island 23.8 = 23.8 in 1998 80 22.2
St Lawrence Post Office 13.6 = 13.6 in 1973 70 11.6
Townsville Aero 17.0 16.8 in 1973 69 14.3
Cairns Aero 20.0 19.0 in 1973 67 17.4
South Johnstone Exp Stn 18.3 17.8 in 1993 55 15.4
Ayr DPI Research Stn 15.0 14.8 in 2005 50 12.3
Mackay M.O 15.6 15.5 in 2005 50 13.6
Lockhart River Airport 22.8 21.3 in 1998 44 19.5
Low Isles Lighthouse 22.4 22.0 in 1998 42 20.7
Walkamin Research Station 15.9 15.2 in 1973 41 13.4
Ingham Composite 16.8 16.5 in 1998 38 14.3
Kowanyama Airport 18.4 18.3 in 1998 38 15.9
Musgrave 17.5 16.3 in 1916 37 14.1
Lucinda Point 19.9 19.8 in 2003 22 18.5

Highest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2010 (°C)
Most recent higher
for winter
Years since
higher
Average for
winter
Palmerville 16.7 18.4 in 1920 84 14.6



Summary statistics for winter 2010
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2010
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2010
Mean for
winter
2010
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2010
Total for
winter
2010
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2010
Fraction of
winter
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.7 +3.3 35.1 2 Jun 25.4 +1.5 24.1 15 Jul 84.4 56.8 high 149%
Coen Airport 30.3   35.9 26 Aug 20.2   14.9 15 Aug 26.8 7.3 v high 367%
Horn Island 30.5 +1.6 31.7 29 Aug 25.1 +1.9 23.3 5 Jun 45.4 30.7 high 148%
Scherger RAAF 32.4   36.2 27 Aug 21.4   17.9 14 Aug 53.0
Weipa Aero 32.5 +1.2 35.9 25 Aug 21.7 +2.7 17.9 3 Aug 23.0 12.0 high 192%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.2 +0.8 30.7 26 Aug 22.8 +3.3 17.9 16 Aug 280.8 133.4 highest 210%
Musgrave 32.0 +2.0 36.4 26 Aug 17.5 +3.4 12.9 14 Aug 20.1 16.6 high 121%
Palmerville 31.9 +1.6 35.2 24 Aug 16.7 +2.1 13.0 21 Jun 10.6 20.4 average 52%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.9   35.9 20 Aug 16.3   9.1 2 Jun 0 9.4 v low 0%
Century Mine 29.2   36.2 19 Aug 13.9   4.8 14 Aug 1.4
Cloncurry Airport 27.1 -0.1 37.1 19 Aug 12.0 +0.5 3.9 14 Aug 20.0 10.9 high 183%
Croydon Township 31.0 +1.1 36.9 18 Aug 16.8 +2.0 7.0 13 Aug 8.4 15.2 average 55%
Julia Creek Airport 28.2   37.2 19 Aug 10.6   2.7 14 Aug 21.0
Kowanyama Airport 32.9 +1.8 36.6 19 Aug 18.4 +2.5 13.3 4 Jun 0.2 9.3 low 2%
Mornington Island 27.4 +1.0 32.9 19 Aug 18.9 +2.1 13.6 14 Aug 0.4 10.1 average 4%
Mount Isa Aero 25.7 +0.1 36.1 19 Aug 10.1 +0.4 0.9 13 Aug 17.8 16.0 average 111%
Normanton Airport 31.2 +1.0 36.9 18 Aug 17.9 +1.6 11.4 13 Aug 0.4 9.8 low 4%
Sweers Island 26.7   31.4 20 Aug 19.1   14.3 14 Aug 0 11.9 v low 0%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 30.8   36.4 20 Aug 16.3   7.5 12 Aug 10.6
Hughenden Airport 27.4 +0.9 35.8 19 Aug 11.1 +1.0 2.2 4 Aug 53.2 43.9 high 121%
Richmond Airport 28.4 +1.1 36.7 23 Aug 10.2 +0.5 2.0 21 Jun 18.6 31.2 average 60%
Richmond Post Office 28.6 +1.7 36.4 23 Aug 11.2 +1.7 3.6 14 Aug 21.4 29.1 average 74%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.8 +1.7 30.7 20 Aug 20.0 +2.6 11.2 14 Aug 109.8 102.5 average 107%
Cape Flattery 27.9   30.5 4 Jun 22.8   18.9 15 Aug 227.4
Cooktown Airport 27.4 +0.8 29.6 29 Aug 21.2 +2.6 12.6 14 Aug 134.2 75.0 high 179%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.7 +0.6 30.7 26 Aug 22.4 +1.7 19.0 14 Aug 184.2 136.9 high 135%
Mareeba Airport 26.7 +1.3 31.8 26 Aug 16.6 +2.5 9.3 14 Aug 9.0 20.8 average 43%
Walkamin Research Station 25.2 +1.4 31.0 26 Aug 15.9 +2.5 9.3 14 Aug 23.6 40.5 low 58%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 26.1 +0.8 30.2 25 Aug 17.8 +3.6 8.4 13 Aug 84.9 107.9 average 79%
Ingham Composite 25.8 +0.4 30.8 19 Aug 16.8 +2.5 8.9 13 Aug 100.7 119.0 average 85%
Innisfail 25.4 +0.8 29.0 21 Aug 18.8 +3.2 11.7 13 Aug 566.6 441.3 high 128%
Lucinda Point 23.9 +0.2 28.3 21 Aug 19.9 +1.4 15.2 13 Aug 122.8 84.1 high 146%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.3 +0.8 29.2 25 Aug 18.3 +2.9 10.1 13 Aug 465.2 352.6 high 132%
Townsville Aero 26.5 +0.9 29.3 16 Aug 17.0 +2.7 6.8 4 Aug 74.6 50.6 high 147%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 25.3 +0.5 28.9 6 Aug 16.8 +1.9 8.8 1 Jun 75.2 50.5 high 149%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.3 +0.7 28.9 25 Aug 15.0 +2.7 6.3 4 Aug 69.8 52.0 high 134%
Collinsville Post Office 26.6 +1.0 31.6 1 Aug 11.9 +1.9 3.2 4 Aug 110.6 65.2 high 170%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.4   27.9 23 Aug 18.7   15.2 27 Aug 64.2 104.3 low 62%
Mackay Aero 23.6 +0.6 28.6 10 Aug 13.7 +1.9 4.8 4 Aug 108.2 133.9 average 81%
Mackay M.O 22.5 +0.6 29.7 20 Aug 15.6 +2.0 9.3 14 Aug 110.2 134.5 average 82%
Proserpine Airport 25.6 +0.8 31.2 24 Aug 13.6 +1.8 3.2 4 Aug 75.0 87.2 average 86%
Samuel Hill Aero 22.7 -0.3 27.9 1 Aug 11.9 +2.2 4.1 14 Aug 144.0 213.1 low 68%
St Lawrence 24.5   29.4 24 Aug 12.9   5.2 8 Aug 87.8
St Lawrence Post Office 24.8 +0.4 30.2 24 Aug 13.6 +2.0 5.9 8 Aug 85.8 104.1 average 82%
Williamson 24.5   29.0 1 Aug 11.7   3.0 8 Aug 100.8
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.7 -0.1 24.6 31 Jul 13.5 +0.9 6.0 7 Aug 128.2 125.6 average 102%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 25.8 +0.3 32.5 20 Aug 13.3 +1.1 4.6 12 Aug 116.0 57.9 high 200%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Brigalow Research Stn 22.8 +0.2 30.5 19 Aug 8.9 +1.6 -1.5 8 Aug 142.2 86.6 high 164%
Clermont Airport 23.9   31.9 23 Aug 7.7   -2.4 8 Aug 60.0
Clermont Sirius St 23.7 -0.1 31.7 23 Aug 9.0 +1.3 0.3 8 Aug 67.9 78.1 average 87%
Emerald Airport 23.5 -0.5 31.6 23 Aug 10.1 +0.3 2.6 8 Aug 77.4 70.3 average 110%
Springsure Comet St 22.3 -0.5 29.5 23 Aug 9.3 +2.3 0.1 3 Aug 91.8 90.6 average 101%
Tambo Post Office 21.8 -0.3 31.0 19 Aug 6.1 +1.6 -1.6 7 Aug 93.3 74.8 high 125%
Taroom Post Office 22.0 +0.2 29.9 19 Aug 7.9 +2.0 -1.7 8 Aug 155.1 98.5 high 157%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 23.7 +0.3 33.8 19 Aug 10.2 +1.4 3.9 3 Aug 70.7 63.1 average 112%
Blackall Airport 22.7 -0.9 32.6 19 Aug 8.3 +0.8 -0.2 7 Aug 65.4 58.9 average 111%
Isisford Post Office 23.8 +0.2 34.9 19 Aug 9.2 +1.7 1.9 7 Aug 39.0 53.9 average 72%
Longreach Aero 24.6 +0.2 36.6 19 Aug 8.4 +0.5 0.5 8 Aug 34.6 46.5 average 74%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 27.3 +0.6 36.1 19 Aug 10.5 +0.7 3.9 12 Aug 9.0 18.3 average 49%
The Monument Airport 24.5 -0.6 35.9 19 Aug 8.4 +0.3 2.6 14 Jun 23.8 17.5 high 136%
Trepell Airport 25.4   35.7 23 Aug 8.6   3.0 6 Aug 6.2 18.9 average 33%
Urandangi 25.9 +0.9 36.0 22 Aug 8.6 +0.6 2.0 13 Aug 42.1 23.0 high 183%
Winton Airport 25.8   36.8 19 Aug 9.3   2.2 14 Aug 35.8
Winton Post Office 25.2 -0.1 36.0 19 Aug     3.4 14 Aug 26.1 39.5 average 66%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 21.7 -2.3 34.1 18 Aug 8.3 -0.1 1.8 3 Jul 81.8 28.6 v high 286%
Birdsville Airport 20.6 -2.0 31.4 18 Aug 7.8 0.0 1.7 28 Jun 38.6 16.6 high 233%
Boulia Airport 23.7 -0.3 36.4 18 Aug 9.7 +1.0 4.5 12 Jun 31.9 26.0 average 123%
Windorah Post Office 21.7 -0.7 35.0 18 Aug 8.0 +0.6 1.5 30 Jun 54.7 41.5 high 132%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 23.7 -0.3 31.2 19 Aug 9.4 +1.1 1.2 8 Aug 89.4 86.2 average 104%
Bundaberg Aero 22.9 +0.3 27.6 31 Jul 12.0 +1.1 4.8 14 Aug 157.3 126.5 high 124%
Gayndah Airport 22.7   29.5 19 Aug 8.3   0.7 23 Jul 111.0
Gladstone Airport 23.3 0.0 27.5 19 Aug 13.1 +0.5 6.9 8 Aug 97.6 101.4 average 96%
Gladstone Radar 24.1 +0.7 28.1 31 Jul 14.4 +0.4 8.5 3 Aug 104.8 105.8 average 99%
Lady Elliot Island 22.6 +1.0 25.8 31 Jul 17.7 +0.6 13.0 2 Jun 219.8 243.8 average 90%
Monto Township 22.0 +0.4 29.9 30 Jul 7.5 +1.4 -1.2 7 Aug 128.0 100.9 high 127%
Rockhampton Aero 24.2 +0.4 30.1 19 Aug 12.1 +1.7 4.8 14 Aug 98.0 95.1 average 103%
Rundle Island 21.2 +0.2 25.2 1 Aug 16.6 0.0 12.3 3 Aug
Seventeen Seventy 22.2 +0.4 25.9 31 Jul 14.5 +0.2 9.0 3 Aug 187.2 155.0 average 121%
Thangool Airport 23.5 -0.4 30.1 30 Jul 7.5 +1.1 -1.7 7 Aug 121.4 85.3 high 142%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 21.6 -0.2 28.1 19 Aug 6.6 +0.4 -1.4 7 Aug 110.6 114.6 average 97%
Archerfield Airport 21.4 -0.3 27.4 19 Aug 9.3 +1.1 3.8 8 Aug 129.6 154.2 average 84%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 21.5   26.8 19 Aug 6.6   -2.0 12 Jun 100.2
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.5 -0.7 28.2 19 Aug 10.6 +0.9 4.4 8 Aug 138.2 185.3 average 75%
Brisbane 21.7 -0.7 27.8 19 Aug 11.5 +0.9 6.1 14 Aug 138.6 124.5 average 111%
Brisbane Aero 20.9 -0.4 27.1 31 Jul 10.6 +1.0 5.0 7 Aug 156.8 137.6 average 114%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.8 +0.4 23.0 19 Aug 14.7 +1.0 10.2 3 Aug 221.6 329.7 low 67%
Coolangatta 21.1 +0.2 27.0 19 Aug 10.9 +0.2 3.8 15 Jul 227.2 263.7 average 86%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 20.6 +0.5 26.0 19 Aug 15.2 +0.7 9.6 3 Aug 262.2 270.8 average 97%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.6 +0.2 27.5 19 Aug 12.6 +0.1 7.3 12 Jun 164.2 224.4 average 73%
Gympie 22.2 -0.2 28.6 19 Aug 8.5 +1.4 1.2 7 Aug 92.6 154.0 average 60%
Hervey Bay Airport 21.8 -0.2 25.2 29 Jul 11.6 +0.8 5.0 3 Aug 212.6 193.3 average 110%
Jimna Forestry 17.9 -0.9 25.0 30 Jul 7.1 +1.4 -1.3 8 Aug 150.2 123.1 high 122%
Kingaroy Airport 19.4 -1.1 26.5 30 Jul 5.8 +1.5 -2.7 8 Aug 128.4 97.6 high 132%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.7 -0.2 28.3 19 Aug 10.1 +0.9 5.0 12 Jun 147.8 151.1 average 98%
Maleny Tamarind St 18.6 -0.9 25.8 19 Aug 10.2 +0.6 4.8 4 Jul 179.0 259.4 average 69%
Maryborough 22.7 +0.1 27.8 30 Jul 10.4 +1.0 2.8 7 Aug
Nambour DPI - Hillside 21.5   28.2 19 Aug 11.3   4.7 14 Aug 136.0
Point Lookout 21.9 +0.5 24.4 5 Jun 13.8 -0.4 8.9 15 Jul 514.7 354.7 high 145%
Rainbow Beach 21.4 -0.3 26.9 31 Jul       294.4 286.2 high 103%
Redcliffe 20.7   26.8 31 Jul 12.1   6.7 8 Aug 158.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 21.4 +0.1 27.7 19 Aug 10.8 +0.6 3.4 22 Aug 187.4 261.6 low 72%
Tewantin RSL Park 21.3 -0.3 27.5 19 Aug 12.3 +0.6 6.5 14 Aug 196.8 298.2 low 66%
Toolara (Kelly) 21.1 -1.4 26.9 19 Aug 12.3 +0.4 8.1 12 Jun 230.4 222.1 average 104%
University of Queensland Gatton 21.3 -0.1 28.1 19 Aug 7.7 +0.9 -0.1 8 Aug 83.6 106.7 average 78%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 14.6 -0.1 21.7 30 Jul 3.5 +0.9 -4.7 28 Jun 214.2 124.0 v high 173%
Dalby Airport 19.8 -0.8 26.4 30 Jul 5.8 +1.0 -2.9 28 Jun 139.2 82.0 high 170%
Goondiwindi Airport 18.8 -1.4 25.0 30 Jul 6.5 +1.2 -1.8 28 Jun 161.2 99.6 high 162%
Inglewood Forest 18.1 -1.7 25.5 30 Jul 6.8 +0.3 -1.1 4 Jul 188.4 86.3 v high 218%
Oakey Aero 19.0 -0.3 26.5 30 Jul 5.4 +1.9 -6.0 28 Jun 114.4 86.1 high 133%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.3 -0.2 22.2 30 Jul 3.5 +1.7 -4.8 28 Jun 203.8 139.0 high 147%
Texas Post Office 18.4 -1.3 24.1 30 Jul 5.9 +1.7 -2.3 28 Jun 167.0 116.9 high 143%
Toowoomba Airport 16.6 -0.8 24.3 30 Jul 7.2 +0.1 0.1 28 Jun 129.0 95.7 high 135%
Warwick 17.5 -1.4 23.4 30 Jul 5.4 +1.9 -4.0 28 Jun 160.6 86.0 high 187%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 20.3 -0.7 27.9 30 Jul 6.7 +1.6 -2.9 8 Aug 116.6 98.3 average 119%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 20.6 -0.3 29.0 19 Aug 6.0 +2.0 -4.7 8 Aug 110.8 85.5 high 130%
Mitchell Post Office 20.2 0.0 29.9 19 Aug 5.6 +2.0 -3.5 8 Aug 103.4 90.7 average 114%
Roma Airport 20.3 -0.6 29.7 30 Jul 5.7 +0.9 -3.9 8 Aug 93.2 77.9 average 120%
St George Airport 19.6 -0.9 28.6 30 Jul 6.5 +0.7 -1.5 23 Jul 105.0 83.8 high 125%
Surat 20.0 -0.5 28.8 19 Aug 6.4 +1.3 -2.8 4 Jul 116.4 102.9 average 113%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 19.1 -0.9 27.9 18 Aug 5.7 +0.5 -1.5 4 Jul 131.1 80.0 high 164%
Charleville Aero 19.6 -0.8 29.2 18 Aug 6.4 +1.2 -0.8 22 Jul 132.4 69.8 high 190%
Cunnamulla Post Office 19.0 -0.8 29.2 18 Aug 7.2 +0.7 0.3 4 Jul 93.4 66.2 high 141%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 19.3   31.3 18 Aug 7.2   1.0 29 Jun 60.2 31.7 high 190%
Quilpie Airport     31.5 18 Aug 7.1 0.0 0.5 30 Jun 96.3 50.0 high 193%
Thargomindah Airport 19.1 -1.9 31.2 18 Aug 7.4 -0.2 -0.1 28 Jun 86.2 38.9 v high 222%

Notes

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 11 am on Wednesday 1 September 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 decile ranking (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.

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