1 June 2011 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Queensland - Product code IDCKGC24R0

Queensland in autumn 2011: A Wetter and Cooler Autumn

  • Above average rainfall across most parts of the state
  • More than half of the state received very much above average (Decile 10) rainfall
  • Seventh wettest autumn for the state-wide average rainfall
  • Wettest autumn since 1990
  • Cooler than seasonal averages for both daily and nightly temperatures, less marked in coastal areas
  • Coldest autumn for the state-averaged daily mean temperature
  • Fifth coldest autumn for the state-averaged maximum daily temperatures
  • Fourth coldest autumn for the state-averaged minimum daily temperatures

Summary

During this autumn, most parts of the state received near or above average rainfall. Only a small area near the southern border was drier than average. Parts of the Gulf Country and Southwestern Districts received record high autumn rainfall whilst about 43% of the state, over the western, tropical region, the central coast and its inland parts, had very much above average, this being the highest 10% on record. The state-averaged rainfall total for this autumn was 280.9 mm which was well above the long-term seasonal average of 163.1 mm. This figure ranked the 7th highest state-averaged seasonal rainfall total on the record since the area-averaged data set began in 1950 and also ranked the wettest autumn since 1990 which was the wettest on record.

The state-wide averaged seasonal mean temperature was 1.27 C below the long-term (1961-1990) average of 23.34 C. This figure ranked the coldest state-averaged autumn daily mean temperature on the record since the area-averaged data set began in 1950.

The seasonal mean maximum temperatures were cooler than average for most parts of the state, except the North Tropical Coast area, Wide Bay area and a small area near the southern border. The averaged daily maximum temperatures over the east coast region were less than 1 C cooler than the seasonal means while the western and central interior parts were 2 to 4 C cooler. The state-wide averaged seasonal maximum temperature was 1.23 C below the long-term (1961-1990) average of 29.50 C. This figure ranked the 5th coldest state-averaged autumn daily maximum temperature on the record since the area-averaged data set began in 1950 and was the coldest since 1971 (ranked 3rd).

The seasonal mean minimum temperatures were also below the long-term means for most parts of the state, apart from the southeast corner of the state and a small part of the Northern Tropical Coast. The averaged daily minimum temperatures over the east coastal districts were up to 1 C below the seasonal average figures while the western and the interior districts were 1 to 4 C cooler than means. The state-wide averaged seasonal minimum temperature was just 1.31 C below the long-term state average of 17.18 C. This figure is ranked equally 4th coldest state-averaged autumn daily minimum temperature on the record with 1953 autumn and was the coldest since 2008 (ranked 2nd).

Flooding

Prolonged flooding occurred during March across the numerous catchments within the Fitzroy River basin, across Western Queensland including the Condamine and Balonne Rivers, and across the Gulf River catchments. 

Heavy rain between the 18th and the 19th of April caused flooding over the Roma area.

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Bellen Den Ker Top with 2537.4 mm, followed by Bingil Bay with 2031.6 mm, then Paluma Ivy Cottage with 1837.3 mm.

The driest overall was Balmacarra with 16.6 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Mornington Island with 477.2 mm on 1 Mar, followed by Kamaran Downs with 360.6 mm on 6 Mar, then Wilson Beach with 358.2 mm on 31 Mar.

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

Temperature

The warmest on average (average of maximum plus minimum temperatures) was Coconut Island with 28.5 C, followed by Horn Island with 27.6 C, then Scherger RAAF with 27.2 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 14.7 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.3 C, then Toowoomba Airport with 17.3 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 41.9 C, followed by Bedourie Police Station with 40.5 C, then Cunnamulla Post Office with 40.2 C all on the 1 Mar.

The warmest days on average were at Scherger RAAF with 32.0 C, followed by Coconut Island with 31.8 C, then Weipa Aero with 31.7 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 19.9 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 20.8 C, then Toowoomba Airport with 21.7 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 9.4 C on the 25 May, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 10.4 C on the same day, then Miles Constance Street with 11.3 C on 31 May.

Some sites had their coldest autumn day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their lowest autumn mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest autumn 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

The coldest night was at Applethorpe with -2.8 C on the 15 May, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -2.0 C on the same day, then Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -1.9 C on 16 May.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 9.5 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.8 C, then Tambo Post Office with 11.3 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 25.2 C, followed by Willis Island with 24.9 C, then Horn Island with 24.8 C.

The warmest night was at Birdsville Airport with 28.2 C on 2 Mar, followed by Willis Island with 27.7 C on 24 Mar, then Willis Island with 27.6 C on 6 Mar, 22 Mar and 23 Mar.

Some sites had their lowest autumn temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest autumn mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest autumn 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 at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 102 km/h on 5 Mar, followed by 94 km/h at both Cape Moreton Lighthouse and Double Island Point Lighthouse on 6 Mar, then by 91 km/h at both Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 27 Mar and at Hamilton Island Airport on 26 Apr.

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Extremes in autumn 2011
Hottest day 41.9 C at Birdsville Airport on 1 Mar
40.5 C at Bedourie Police Station on 1 Mar
40.2 C at Cunnamulla Post Office on 1 Mar
Warmest days on average 32.0 C at Scherger RAAF
31.8 C at Coconut Island
31.7 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest days on average 19.8 C at Applethorpe
20.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
21.7 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 9.4 C at Applethorpe on 25 May
10.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 25 May
11.3 C at Miles Constance Street on 31 May
Coldest night -2.8 C at Applethorpe on 15 May
-2.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 15 May
-1.9 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 16 May
Coolest nights on average 9.5 C at Applethorpe
9.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
11.3 C at Tambo Post Office
Warmest nights on average 25.2 C at Coconut Island
24.9 C at Willis Island
24.8 C at Horn Island
Warmest night 28.2 C at Birdsville Airport on 2 Mar
27.7 C at Willis Island on 24 Mar
27.6 C at Willis Island on 6, 22 & 23 Mar
Warmest on average overall 28.5 C at Coconut Island
27.6 C at Horn Island
27.2 C at Scherger RAAF
Coolest on average overall 14.7 C at Applethorpe
15.2 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
17.3 C at Toowoomba Airport
Wettest overall2537.4 mm at Bellen Den Ker Top
2031.6 mm at Bingil Bay
1837.3 mm at Paluma Ivy Cottage
Driest overall16.6 mm at Balmacarra
Wettest day 477.2 mm at Mornington Island on 1 Mar
360.6 mm at Kamaran Downs on 6 Mar
358.2 mm at Wilson Beach on 31 Mar
Highest wind gust 102 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 5 Mar
94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 6 Mar
94 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 6 Mar
91 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 27 Mar
91 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on 26 Apr

Record highest autumn daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in autumn 2011 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Wando Vale Station 199.1 on 2 Mar 150.9 on 11 Mar 1945 109
Glengyle 186.0 on 6 Mar 163.0 on 1 Mar 2010 91
Proa Station 105.0 on 11 Mar 95.5 on 13 Mar 1937 89
Mornington Island 477.2 on 1 Mar 362.0 on 21 Mar 1970 88
Condamine 175.0 on 20 Mar 152.4 on 26 May 1938 72
Harewood 143.0 on 4 Mar 115.3 on 20 Mar 1968 72
Cluny 189.0 on 6 Mar 160.0 on 1 Mar 2010 71
Bedourie Police Station 319.1 on 6 Mar 188.4 on 1 Mar 2010 67
Hornet Bank Homestead 130.6 on 19 Apr 116.0 on 31 May 1981 67
Moorabinda 120.0 on 19 Apr 105.2 on 25 Apr 1989 60
Hayfield 162.0 on 5 Mar 160.3 on 6 Mar 1971 51
Wuruma Dam 89.4 on 20 Mar 88.0 on 6 Mar 1976 45
Sandringham 125.0 on 6 Mar 99.1 on 5 Mar 1972 44
Talagai 102.0 on 20 Mar 100.0 on 3 Mar 1994 44
Wilson Beach 358.2 on 31 Mar 278.0 on 2 Mar 1979 42
Wilpeena 80.0 on 6 Mar 79.5 on 3 Mar 1994 37
Kamaran Downs 360.6 on 6 Mar 145.0 on 1 Mar 2010 36
Gamboola Station 90.0 on 23 Mar 72.4 on 2 Apr 1973 31
Haughton Vale 146.0 on 5 Mar 88.0 on 26 Apr 2000 26
Bowen Airport 211.0 on 29 Mar 138.2 on 23 May 1990 24
Lauriedale 131.1 on 17 Apr 70.0 on 2 Mar 2010 23
Adavale 80.4 on 5 Mar 79.0 on 21 Apr 1998 22
Wallal Station 67.0 on 17 Mar 44.6 on 23 Mar 2010 22
Cloncurry Airport 115.0 on 12 Mar 109.6 on 22 Mar 2006 20



Record highest total autumn rainfall
Total rainfall
for autumn 2011 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Bambaroo 1395.6 1372.5 in 1950 86 507.9
Mornington Island 1132.6 895.0 in 2006 86 325.8
Upper Stone Exelby 1165.0 1125.1 in 1950 71 475.4
Bedourie Police Station 476.8 217.4 in 2010 65 48.7
Paluma Ivy Cottage 1837.3 1703.2 in 1990 42 663.0
Rollingstone 1471.2 1280.8 in 1990 36 412.6
Proserpine Airport 1198.6 1149.4 in 1990 29 380.6
Roma Airport 339.0 315.2 in 1990 26 128.7
Bowen Airport 793.5 783.6 in 1990 24 206.7
Doraville Station 754.4 416.9 in 1994 21 220.8

Highest total autumn rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for autumn 2011 (mm)
Most recent autumn
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
autumn
Chillagoe 458.2 480.6 in 1903 102 185.7
Windorah Post Office 337.3 532.4 in 1950 60 81.1
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 1324.8 1571.9 in 1955 53 485.1
Mackay M.O 1184.0 1355.8 in 1963 48 519.3
Te Kowai Exp Stn 1233.1 1275.4 in 1963 47 518.1
Anakie Richardson St 380.2 513.2 in 1983 28 135.5
Greenvale Township 365.3 445.9 in 1983 27 150.8
Somerby 356.9 541.9 in 1983 27 126.5
Woleebee Nevasa 344.0 408.8 in 1983 27 124.2
Drillham Post Office 250.7 270.9 in 1989 22 116.1
Abercorn 318.8 331.4 in 1990 21 147.8
Ballandean Post Office 220.4 289.0 in 1990 21 148.3
Barnganal Blue Mountain 895.6 1066.2 in 1990 21 343.3
Collinsville Post Office 325.2 539.7 in 1990 21 169.1
Colodan 237.8 279.5 in 1990 21 119.4
Comet Post Office 309.8 317.6 in 1990 21 117.7
Dalveen 313.7 339.2 in 1990 21 184.5
Glenlyon Dam 196.0 211.9 in 1990 21 145.9
Injune Post Office 281.6 454.6 in 1990 21 137.4
Jandowae Post Office 287.8 358.2 in 1989 21 137.2
Macalister 274.8 285.4 in 1990 21 132.6
Mount Larcom Post Office 359.2 689.1 in 1990 21 187.6
Rewan Station 286.4 782.4 in 1990 21 181.6
Rockhampton Aero 375.8 758.6 in 1990 21 189.7
Roma Peak 531.0 796.0 in 1990 21 250.7
Rosedale Post Office 478.8 597.0 in 1990 21 255.4
Springsure Comet St 296.0 537.5 in 1990 21 144.8
St Lawrence Post Office 390.6 669.1 in 1990 21 240.0
Tambo Post Office 291.6 430.8 in 1990 21 130.0
Townsville Aero 806.8 1142.2 in 1990 21 285.3
Turrawulla Station 354.3 403.6 in 1989 21 134.4
Warden Bend 370.6 708.6 in 1990 21 180.0
Warkon 211.4 315.8 in 1990 21 110.7
Wharton Creek Station 259.0 636.2 in 1990 21 141.7
Winvic 281.0 361.0 in 1990 21 128.0
Bogarella 231.0 679.6 in 1990 20 120.8
Dulacca Truck Stop 265.3 295.7 in 1990 20 130.5
Eidsvold Post Office 268.0 376.6 in 1990 20 159.6
Gillespie 243.6 614.0 in 1990 20 132.1
Glenorie 263.4 453.4 in 1990 20 112.2
Havelock 226.8 555.0 in 1990 20 119.6
Hawkins Creek 1445.9 1802.3 in 1990 20 828.9
Hecate 859.6 1141.4 in 1990 20 309.8
Ingham Composite 1385.2 1766.0 in 1990 20 699.9
Jambin Post Office 294.5 386.3 in 1989 20 149.9
Rockley 423.0 670.0 in 1990 20 175.7
Victoria Sugar Mill 1338.6 1650.6 in 1990 20 682.4
Yuleba Garden St 281.6 326.6 in 1990 20 134.1



Record lowest autumn daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in autumn 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Dalby Airport 13.3 on 31 May 13.8 on 31 May 2000 20 27.0



Record lowest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Croydon Township 30.8 31.0 in 1971 85 33.3
St Lawrence Post Office 27.6 = 27.6 in 1961 71 29.0
Collinsville Post Office 28.3 28.5 in 1956 52 29.9
Injune Post Office 25.1 25.3 in 1990 43 27.4
Texas Post Office 25.5 25.9 in 1988 39 27.3
Baralaba Post Office 27.7 28.3 in 1983 37 29.9
Seventeen Seventy 25.3 = 25.3 in 1994 23 26.3
Proserpine Airport 27.5 27.6 in 1994 21 28.5
Bowen Airport 27.8 28.1 in 2000 20 29.1

Lowest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2011 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
autumn
Clermont Sirius St 26.7 26.3 in 1918 88 29.2
Springsure Comet St 26.3 26.2 in 1950 45 28.7
Mount Isa Aero 28.5 28.1 in 1971 40 31.3
Richmond Post Office 30.5 29.0 in 1971 40 32.2
Camooweal Township 29.6 29.5 in 1971 38 32.4
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.7 19.8 in 1967 38 21.8
Windorah Post Office 27.9 27.6 in 1971 38 30.0
Winton Post Office 29.3 29.1 in 1974 37 31.7
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 25.7 25.6 in 1974 36 26.5
Townsville Aero 28.5 =28.5 in 1977 34 29.3
Monto Township 25.9 25.7 in 1972 27 27.3
Mornington Island 29.2 29.1 in 1983 26 30.8
Urandangi 29.9 29.8 in 1983 26 31.9
Barcaldine Post Office 28.0 27.5 in 1990 21 29.7
Charleville Aero 26.0 25.8 in 1990 21 27.8
Isisford Post Office 28.9 28.0 in 1990 21 30.4
Quilpie Airport 27.3 26.8 in 1990 21 28.9
Rockhampton Aero 27.4 =27.4 in 1990 21 28.4
Surat 26.1 25.6 in 1988 21 27.9
Tambo Post Office 26.5 26.4 in 1990 21 28.9
Taroom Post Office 26.9 26.8 in 1990 21 28.3



Record lowest autumn temperature
Lowest temperature
in autumn 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Longreach Aero 0.5 on 31 May 1.4 on 29 May 2000 46 16.2
Mount Isa Aero 1.8 on 31 May 1.9 on 26 May 1974 45 18.1
Bowen Airport 6.9 on 27 May 7.1 on 30 May 2000 22 20.6
Proserpine Airport 5.0 on 27 May = 5.0 on 30 May 2001 22 18.8



Record lowest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Mount Isa Aero 15.7 = 15.7 in 1997 44 18.1
Bowen Airport 18.7 19.1 in 2008 20 20.6

Lowest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2011 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
autumn
Camooweal Township 15.5 14.7 in 1918 89 17.8
Croydon Township 19.1 18.7 in 1972 36 20.8
Boulia Airport 15.8 15.7 in 1976 35 17.1
Windorah Post Office 14.3 =14.3 in 1976 33 16.2



Summary statistics for autumn 2011
Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2011
Mean for
autumn
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2011
Total for
autumn
2011
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2011
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.8 +0.5 35.0 14 Mar 25.2 -0.5 22.8 18 Apr 872.2 536.4 high 163%
Coen Airport 30.6   33.8 21 Mar 21.3   12.9 27 May 471.4 340.5 high 138%
Horn Island 30.3 0.0 32.5 14 Mar 24.8 -0.2 22.0 8 May 647.0 660.1 average 98%
Scherger RAAF 32.0   34.9 23 Mar 22.3   16.5 27 May 642.2
Weipa Aero 31.7 -0.3 34.2 23 Mar 22.6 0.0 17.7 27 May 633.2 518.5 high 122%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.4 -0.3 32.7 7 Mar 22.1 -0.6 16.4 7 May 1141.3 867.8 high 132%
Musgrave 31.3 -0.3 35.0 21 Mar 20.0 +0.2 9.5 28 May 387.4 326.6 average 119%
Palmerville 31.4 -0.5 34.5 20 Mar 18.9 -0.7 9.8 27 May 367.2 245.1 high 150%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 31.1 -2.5 34.9 21 Mar 19.5 -1.7 9.3 27 May 698.0 217.4 v high 321%
Century Mine 31.0   36.0 20 Mar 18.6   8.0 28 May 598.6
Cloncurry Airport 29.7 -3.3 35.0 18 Mar 17.2 -2.1 5.5 26 May 257.2 102.8 high 250%
Croydon Township 30.8 -2.5 34.7 17 Mar 19.1 -1.7 6.6 27 May 254.8 148.8 high 171%
Julia Creek Airport 30.3   36.9 6 Mar 15.1   1.7 26 May 184.0 51.9 v high 355%
Kowanyama Airport 31.6 -1.0 34.2 22 Mar 20.9 -0.6 9.8 27 May 746.2 300.5 v high 248%
Mornington Island 29.2 -1.6 33.5 10 Apr 22.0 -0.7 12.6 28 May 1132.6 325.8 highest 348%
Mount Isa Aero 28.5 -2.8 33.9 19 Mar 15.7 -2.4 1.8 31 May 247.8 94.3 high 263%
Normanton Airport 30.8 -2.7 34.1 21 Apr 20.7 -1.6 11.4 27 May 503.8 161.3 v high 312%
Sweers Island 28.6 -2.4 32.5 21 Mar 22.8 -1.3 15.3 30 May 1107.5 336.6 v high 329%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 30.3   33.8 5 Mar 17.8   4.3 26 May 377.8
Hughenden Airport 29.9 -1.9 36.8 4 Mar 15.8 -1.8 1.9 31 May 109.2 54.1 high 202%
Richmond Airport 30.3 -2.6 36.0 5 Mar 15.5 -1.8 2.3 26 May 189.6 98.0 high 193%
Richmond Post Office 30.5 -1.7 35.9 5 Mar 16.2 -0.7 3.5 26 May 194.7 98.5 high 198%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.3 +0.2 32.5 5 Mar 21.3 -0.2 12.1 14 May 482.0 714.2 average 67%
Cape Flattery 29.4   33.0 22 Mar 23.7   19.9 10 May 775.4
Cooktown Airport 28.8 -0.3 32.8 22 Mar 21.6 -0.9 11.2 27 May 503.0 581.8 average 86%
Kairi Research Station 24.8 +0.1 29.2 5 Mar 16.2 -0.5 3.8 27 May 399.5 412.4 average 97%
Low Isles Lighthouse 28.8 -0.5 33.2 22 Mar 23.8 -0.2 20.0 27 May 644.8 768.6 average 84%
Mareeba Airport 27.9 -0.4 31.6 21 Mar 18.3 -0.3 8.1 26 May 317.6 201.2 high 158%
Walkamin Research Station 26.5 0.0 30.4 21 Mar 17.7 -0.3 8.3 14 May 300.4 287.6 average 104%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Ingham Composite 28.3 -0.7 35.1 21 Mar 19.5 -0.6 8.5 26 May 1385.2 699.9 v high 198%
Innisfail 27.7 -0.5 32.0 20 Mar 20.9 +0.6 11.9 26 May 1707.6 1423.6 high 120%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.8 -0.3 33.0 22 Mar 20.3 +0.1 10.0 13 May 1636.6 1270.3 high 129%
Townsville Aero 28.5 -0.8 32.2 23 Mar 20.1 -0.3 8.7 27 May 806.8 285.3 v high 283%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.9 -1.1 32.1 22 Mar 19.7 -0.8 8.7 26 May
Ayr DPI Research Stn 28.6 -0.7 33.0 22 Mar 18.5 -0.4 6.2 27 May 263.2 240.1 average 110%
Bowen Airport 27.8 -1.3 32.4 5 Mar 18.7 -1.9 6.9 27 May 793.5 206.7 highest 384%
Collinsville Post Office 28.3 -1.6 34.0 4 Mar 16.3 -0.6 4.6 14 May 325.2 169.1 high 192%
Hamilton Island Airport 25.6 -1.1 31.1 1 Mar 21.7 -0.8 15.1 26 May 1252.6 417.6 v high 300%
Mackay Aero 26.7 -0.6 32.9 22 Mar 18.6 -0.3 6.6 27 May 969.2 493.0 high 197%
Mackay M.O 25.9 -0.6 32.2 24 Mar 19.5 -0.3 9.2 26 May 1184.0 519.3 v high 228%
Proserpine Airport 27.5 -1.0 33.8 23 Mar 18.1 -0.7 5.0 27 May 1198.6 380.6 highest 315%
Samuel Hill Aero 26.5 -0.7 34.1 22 Mar 17.6 +0.4 5.7 28 May 640.6 352.5 v high 182%
St Lawrence 27.5   34.4 22 Mar 17.6   5.6 28 May 387.2
St Lawrence Post Office 27.6 -1.4 34.6 22 Mar 18.0 -0.2 6.9 28 May 390.6 240.0 high 163%
Williamson 27.5   34.5 22 Mar 17.4   5.0 28 May 260.2
Woolshed 24.9 -1.0 30.0 20 Mar 16.4 -0.9 3.4 13 May 618.8 194.2 high 319%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.6 -0.9 34.6 22 Mar 18.6 -0.7 6.3 28 May 562.4 234.8 v high 240%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 27.7 -2.3 33.9 24 Mar 17.1 -1.1 4.6 27 May 317.1 115.3 v high 275%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 26.9   34.7 1 Mar 13.7   0.1 28 May 254.6
Clermont Sirius St 26.7 -2.5 34.2 1 Mar 14.6 -0.9 2.1 28 May 281.2 147.5 high 191%
Emerald Airport 27.0 -2.8 34.2 21 Mar 15.6 -1.2 4.9 12 May 315.4 105.2 high 300%
Lochington 27.0   34.3 2 Mar 14.0   2.5 29 May 266.4
Rolleston Airport 26.5   34.4 1 Mar 14.0   2.8 26 May 348.8
Springsure Comet St 26.3 -2.4 33.6 2 Mar 14.0 -0.9 1.6 26 May 296.0 144.8 v high 204%
Tambo Post Office 26.5 -2.4 35.0 2 Mar 11.3 -1.5 -0.5 31 May 291.6 130.0 v high 224%
Taroom Post Office 26.9 -1.4 35.4 2 Mar 13.8 -0.2 2.5 31 May 168.5 139.6 average 121%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 28.0 -1.7 35.9 1 Mar 15.3 -1.3 3.0 11 May 194.0 126.9 high 153%
Blackall Airport 27.4 -3.0 35.3 1 Mar 13.2 -2.3 0.3 26 May
Isisford Post Office 28.9 -1.5 37.8 1 Mar 14.4 -1.4 2.4 27 May 96.5 124.7 average 77%
Longreach Aero 29.2 -1.8 36.7 2 Mar 14.1 -2.1 0.5 31 May 102.6 122.1 average 84%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 29.6 -2.8 36.1 20 Mar 15.5 -2.3 2.5 31 May 180.6 80.7 v high 224%
The Monument Airport 28.9 -3.2 36.6 18 Mar 14.7 -2.2 2.0 31 May 62.2 51.0 high 122%
Trepell Airport 28.9 -3.6 36.0 18 Mar 14.6 -2.9 2.9 26 May 9.2 41.6 low 22%
Urandangi 29.9 -2.0 37.1 1 Mar     2.0 12 May 144.2 67.8 high 213%
Winton Airport 29.6   36.3 2 Mar 15.4   3.1 12 May 154.8 95.7 average 162%
Winton Post Office 29.3 -2.4 36.0 17 Mar 16.3 -0.8 4.2 26 May 138.7 96.1 high 144%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 28.0 -3.6 40.5 1 Mar 16.6 -0.3 4.0 31 May 476.8 48.7 highest 979%
Birdsville Airport 27.9 -3.3 41.9 1 Mar     3.4 28 May 231.2 50.5 v high 458%
Boulia Airport 29.4 -1.8 37.7 1 Mar 15.8 -1.3 3.9 27 May 109.7 62.8 high 175%
Windorah Post Office 27.9 -2.1 39.0 1 Mar 14.3 -1.9 1.7 26 May 337.3 81.1 v high 416%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 27.7 -2.2 35.3 23 Mar 15.9 0.0 4.5 26 May
Bundaberg Aero 26.8 -0.2 34.4 22 Mar 17.2 0.0 6.8 12 May 328.4 238.5 high 138%
Gayndah Airport 27.1   35.0 2 Mar 15.0   3.5 12 May 200.0 109.6 v high 182%
Gladstone Airport 26.9 -0.9 33.8 22 Mar 18.4 -0.3 8.7 27 May 395.0 144.7 v high 273%
Gladstone Radar 27.1 -1.0 34.5 22 Mar 18.8 -0.6 9.4 26 May 370.8 194.9 high 190%
Lady Elliot Island 25.8 -0.5 31.2 2 Mar 21.3 -0.3 15.1 25 May 381.2 348.5 high 109%
Monto Township 25.9 -1.4 34.3 1 Mar 13.9 +0.2 2.0 28 May 267.1 166.5 high 160%
Rockhampton Aero 27.4 -1.0 35.1 22 Mar 17.7 +0.1 5.6 28 May 375.8 189.7 high 198%
Rundle Island 24.9 -0.6 30.9 1 Mar 20.7 -0.9 12.8 26 May
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 25.7 -0.8 31.8 4 Mar 19.5 -0.2 13.0 27 May 505.2 396.1 high 128%
Seventeen Seventy 25.3 -1.0 31.9 22 Mar 19.0 -0.2 10.0 25 May 450.7 357.4 high 126%
Thangool Airport 27.0 -2.6 34.6 1 Mar 13.6 -0.3 1.3 26 May 183.8 136.6 high 135%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.0 -0.9 34.4 22 Mar 13.6 -0.3 2.9 27 May 219.4 191.7 average 114%
Archerfield Airport 25.8 -0.6 34.4 22 Mar 15.3 +0.2 7.1 13 May 265.0 279.1 average 95%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 25.8   35.1 1 Mar 13.7   2.8 13 May 234.2
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.7 -0.6 35.2 22 Mar 15.7 +0.1 6.7 12 May 395.0 407.1 average 97%
Brisbane 26.1 -0.8 34.5 22 Mar 16.8 -0.1 7.9 13 May 318.6 218.3 high 146%
Brisbane Aero 25.1 -0.8 32.3 23 Mar 16.4 +0.2 7.4 13 May 327.6 271.8 average 121%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.3 +0.3 30.5 3 Mar 19.2 +0.3 11.7 25 May 301.2 496.1 low 61%
Coolangatta 25.2 +0.1 32.5 23 Mar 16.4 -0.5 5.8 12 May 479.6 493.0 average 97%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 24.9 +0.3 33.5 2 Mar 19.5 -0.1 10.8 25 May 310.8 441.9 low 70%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.7 0.0 33.2 23 Mar 17.7 -0.4 9.9 13 May 493.6 334.3 high 148%
Gympie 26.1 -1.0 34.4 3 Mar 15.3 +0.8 4.1 12 May 343.6 298.7 average 115%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.2 -0.5 33.6 2 Mar 17.5 0.0 6.9 12 May 395.4 294.0 high 134%
Jimna Forestry 22.1 -1.4 31.4 3 Mar 12.9 +0.4 2.0 27 May 363.8 193.9 v high 188%
Kingaroy Airport 24.1 -1.6 33.1 3 Mar 12.3 +0.7 0.8 12 May 191.6 104.9 high 183%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.7 -0.5 35.5 22 Mar 15.9 +0.2 6.1 14 May 384.4 308.2 average 125%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.7 -0.6 32.2 22 Mar 15.2 +0.7 8.0 25 May 585.2 623.5 average 94%
Maryborough 26.8 -0.3 34.6 22 Mar 16.6 +0.3 5.1 12 May
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.4   33.5 3 Mar 16.4   6.7 12 May 445.5
Point Lookout 25.9 -0.2 31.8 24 Mar 18.6 -0.8 10.9 25 May 670.8 470.8 high 142%
Rainbow Beach 25.4 -0.4 34.4 22 Mar       485.0 437.3 high 111%
Redcliffe 24.9   32.3 23 Mar 17.5   9.6 13 May 388.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 25.3 -0.3 31.5 24 Mar 16.8 0.0 6.3 12 May 557.6 470.8 high 118%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.1 -0.5 33.0 23 Mar 17.6 -0.2 7.9 12 May 618.6 526.9 high 117%
Toolara (Kelly) 25.6 -1.4 34.2 2 Mar 17.0 -0.2 8.3 25 May 277.0 314.3 average 88%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.1 -0.7 35.8 1 Mar 13.9 +0.2 4.3 15 May 256.0 174.3 high 147%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 19.8 -1.1 31.7 1 Mar 9.5 -0.2 -2.8 15 May 252.4 164.1 high 154%
Dalby Airport 25.4 -1.6 36.6 2 Mar 12.2 -0.2 -1.4 15 May 235.4 109.3 v high 215%
Goondiwindi Airport 26.0 -1.4 37.5 1 Mar 12.5 -0.4 1.6 15 May 166.4 115.8 high 144%
Inglewood Forest 25.1 -1.8 36.9 1 Mar 12.1 -0.7 1.9 15 May 187.8 123.2 high 152%
Oakey Aero 24.7 -0.9 34.9 1 Mar 11.4 -0.4 -1.4 15 May 192.0 120.3 high 160%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.7 -1.1 32.9 1 Mar 9.8 +0.2 -2.0 15 May 228.5 154.8 high 148%
Texas Post Office 25.5 -1.8 37.1 1 Mar 12.0 +0.2 1.2 15 May 150.1 129.7 average 116%
Toowoomba Airport 21.7 -1.5 32.6 1 Mar 12.9 -0.3 3.5 15 May 232.8 125.6 v high 185%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 25.8 -2.0 37.0 1 Mar 12.7 -0.4 1.0 15 May 226.6 109.6 v high 207%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 25.1 -2.3 35.3 2 Mar 11.4 -0.6 0.0 27 May 281.6 137.4 v high 205%
Roma Airport 25.8 -2.0 36.9 1 Mar 11.6 -1.0 -0.4 15 May 339.0 128.7 highest 263%
St George Airport 26.6 -1.2 38.5 1 Mar 12.8 -1.0 1.1 16 May 87.2 95.7 average 91%
Surat 26.1 -1.8 37.0 1 Mar 12.2 -1.1 -0.2 16 May 138.5 124.2 average 112%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 27.2 -0.4 40.1 1 Mar 12.4 -1.0 -1.0 16 May 76.5 113.7 average 67%
Charleville Aero 26.0 -1.8 37.6 1 Mar 12.4 -1.4 -0.7 27 May 220.4 122.2 high 180%
Cunnamulla Post Office 27.1 -0.6 40.2 1 Mar 14.1 -0.1 2.9 27 May 76.4 98.3 average 78%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 26.8   34.9 15 Mar     2.4 27 May 92.6 45.8 high 202%
Quilpie Airport 27.3 -1.6 39.5 1 Mar 14.0 -1.7 1.6 16 May 159.4 93.9 high 170%
Thargomindah Airport 27.5 -1.6 39.5 1 Mar 14.4 -2.1 2.0 27 May 34.2 72.5 average 47%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.0   30.5 23 Mar 20.3   13.1 26 May 631.0 360.3 v high 175%
Willis Island 29.0 +0.2 31.7 7 Mar 24.9 +0.2 21.3 27 May 260.2 404.3 low 64%

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 10 am on Wednesday 1 June 2011. 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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