Queensland in winter 2011: Cold nights

  • The averaged minimum temperature anomaly was the lowest since 1982
  • There were six low temperature records broken
  • Overall the state received average rainfall

Summary

June had cold nights and the state averaged minimum temperatures were the lowest sice 1982, with below average rainfall over southern parts and Cape York Peninsula. There were 13 daily temperature records broken.

There were
cooler nights and average rainfall (around 58% of the state) for July, with below average minimum temperatures recorded (for about 40% of the state). 

August had a cool dry start to the month, with minimum temperatures the lowest since 2008, and below average rainfall over most of Queensland (particularly in the west).

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 35.98 mm.

Hughenden, Boulia and Camooweal received around one and half times their average winter rainfall, but received no, or very little, rainfall in August.

The wettest overall was Topaz Alert with 435.0 mm, followed by Daradgee with 368.9 mm, followed by Innisfail with 328.7 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Bellenden Ker Top Stn with 153.0 mm on 28 Jun, followed by Romani Alert with 147.0 mm on 26 Jun, followed by Bellenden Ker Top Stn with 102.0 mm on 1 Jul.

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

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature anomaly (see notes section) was -0.34 C.

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 27.1 C, followed by Horn Island with 25.8 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 24.5 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 8.4 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 8.6 C, followed by Warwick with 10.6 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature anomaly was 0.32 C.

The hottest day was at Normanton Airport with 36.1 C on 28 Aug, followed by Burketown Airport with 35.9 C on 28 Aug, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 35.9 C on 28 Aug, followed by Normanton Airport with 35.9 C on 31 Aug, followed by Normanton Airport with 35.7 C on 27 Aug.

The warmest days on average were at Scherger RAAF with 30.9 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 30.9 C, followed by Coconut Island with 30.7 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 30.6 C, followed by Musgrave with 30.6 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 14.4 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.4 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 16.5 C.

The coldest day was at Toowoomba Airport with 7.4 C on 9 Jun, followed by Jimna Forestry with 8.5 C on 9 Jun, followed by Warwick with 8.6 C on 9 Jun.

Some sites had their highest winter temperature on record. Some sites had their coldest winter day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature anomaly was -1.01 C.

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -7.3 C on 12 Jul, followed by Applethorpe with -6.8 C on 12 Jul, followed by Oakey Aero with -6.7 C on 12 Jul.

The coolest nights on average were at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 1.8 C, followed by Applethorpe with 2.5 C, followed by Oakey Aero with 2.5 C, followed by Mitchell Post Office with 2.8 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 23.5 C, followed by Horn Island with 22.8 C, followed by Willis Island with 22.0 C.

The warmest night was at Coconut Island with 25.5 C on 7 Jun, followed by Horn Island with 25.5 C on 8 Jun, followed by Coconut Island with 25.3 C on 8 Jun, followed by Coconut Island with 25.2 C on 11 Jun.

Some sites had their lowest winter mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest 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 at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 119 km/h on 22 Aug, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 107 km/h on 22 Aug, followed by Gold Coast Seaway with 93 km/h on 23 Aug.

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Extremes in winter 2011
Hottest day 36.1 C at Normanton Airport on 28 Aug
35.9 C at Burketown Airport on 28 Aug
35.9 C at Kowanyama Airport on 28 Aug
35.9 C at Normanton Airport on 31 Aug
35.7 C at Normanton Airport on 27 Aug
Warmest days on average 30.9 C at Scherger RAAF
30.9 C at Weipa Aero
30.7 C at Coconut Island
30.6 C at Kowanyama Airport
30.6 C at Musgrave
Coolest days on average 14.4 C at Applethorpe
15.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
16.5 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 7.4 C at Toowoomba Airport on 9 Jun
8.5 C at Jimna Forestry on 9 Jun
8.6 C at Warwick on 9 Jun
Coldest night -7.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 12 Jul
-6.8 C at Applethorpe on 12 Jul
-6.7 C at Oakey Aero on 12 Jul
Coolest nights on average 1.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
2.5 C at Applethorpe
2.5 C at Oakey Aero
2.8 C at Mitchell Post Office
Warmest nights on average 23.5 C at Coconut Island
22.8 C at Horn Island
22.0 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 25.5 C at Coconut Island on 7 Jun
25.5 C at Horn Island on 8 Jun
25.3 C at Coconut Island on 8 Jun
25.2 C at Coconut Island on 11 Jun
Warmest on average overall 27.1 C at Coconut Island
25.8 C at Horn Island
24.5 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 8.4 C at Applethorpe
8.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
10.6 C at Warwick
Wettest overall 435.0 mm at Topaz Alert
368.9 mm at Daradgee
328.7 mm at Innisfail
Wettest day 153.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Stn on 28 Jun
147.0 mm at Romani Alert on 26 Jun
102.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Stn on 1 Jul
Highest wind gust 119 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 22 Aug
107 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 22 Aug
93 km/h at Gold Coast Seaway on 23 Aug

Record highest winter daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in winter 2011 (mm)
Previous wettest
for winter
Years of
record
Cairns Severin St 72.0 on 29 Jun 67.0 on 20 Jun 1979 33




Lowest total winter rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for winter 2011 (mm)
Most recent winter
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
winter
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 95.6 92.7 in 1947 64 328.0
Lockhart River Airport 46.6 36.5 in 1974 37 131.9
Hinze Dam 34.2 27.0 in 1982 29 168.3



Record highest winter temperature
Highest temperature
in winter 2011 (C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Lockhart River Airport 32.0 on 28 Aug 31.9 on 10 Jul 1978 46 27.4



Record lowest winter daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in winter 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
University of Queensland Gatton 11.8 on 9 Jun 12.0 on 4 Jul 1984 46 21.4
Injune Post Office 8.8 on 9 Jun 8.9 on 20 Jun 2007 45 20.9
Coolangatta 13.9 on 9 Jun 14.6 on 20 Jun 1986 24 20.9
Gold Coast Seaway 14.5 on 9 Jun 15.0 on 12 Aug 2005 20 21.4



Record lowest winter mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Proserpine Airport 10.3 10.5 in 2009 21 11.9
Bowen Airport 12.3 12.9 in 2000 20 14.3

Lowest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2011 (C)
Most recent winter
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
winter
Palmerville 11.8 11.1 in 1946 59 14.6
Croydon Township 12.5 12.0 in 1977 31 14.8
Clermont Sirius St 6.6 5.6 in 1982 29 7.7
Longreach Aero 6.3 5.8 in 1982 29 7.9
Townsville Aero 13.0 12.5 in 1982 29 14.3
Walkamin Research Station 11.9 11.5 in 1982 29 13.5
Collinsville Post Office 8.2 7.0 in 1982 28 10.0
Richmond Post Office 8.9 8.2 in 1982 28 9.5
South Johnstone Exp Stn 14.6 13.3 in 1982 26 15.4
Ingham Composite 13.5 13.3 in 1985 25 14.4
Baralaba Post Office 7.5 6.0 in 1982 24 8.4
St Lawrence Post Office 10.8 10.5 in 1985 24 11.6
Ayr DPI Research Stn 11.4 11.2 in 1985 21 12.4
Barcaldine Post Office 8.3 8.0 in 1989 21 8.8
Bundaberg Aero 9.7 9.4 in 1970 21 10.9
Lady Elliot Island 16.3 15.8 in 1989 21 17.1
Maryborough 8.5 =8.5 in 1990 21 9.4



Summary statistics for winter 2011
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2011
Mean for
winter
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2011
Total for
winter
2011
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2011
Fraction of
winter
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.7 +1.1 32.9 3 Jun 23.5 -0.5 20.4 10 Aug 51.4 56.4 average 91%
Coen Airport 28.9 -0.6 32.6 12 Aug 15.6 -2.1 9.5 18 Jun 0.4 6.6 low 6%
Horn Island 28.9 -0.1 31.3 30 Aug 22.8 -0.5 16.3 10 Aug 7.0 29.3 v low 24%
Scherger RAAF 30.9   34.5 28 Aug 17.8   11.7 18 Jun 2.4
Weipa Aero 30.9 -0.5 35.2 28 Aug 18.1 -1.1 12.0 18 Jun 2.2 11.4 average 19%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 27.9 +0.5 32.0 28 Aug 19.0 -0.6 12.2 12 Aug 46.6 131.9 v low 35%
Musgrave 30.6 +0.5 34.6 28 Aug 12.3 -1.9 7.9 17 Jun 3.0 16.5 average 18%
Palmerville     35.4 28 Aug 11.8 -2.8 6.1 20 Aug
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.1 -0.4 35.9 28 Aug 13.3 -1.7 7.5 13 Jun 0 8.5 v low 0%
Century Mine 28.5   34.8 28 Aug 11.2   5.3 20 Jun 1.4 6.4 average 22%
Cloncurry Airport 26.4 -0.8 33.1 28 Aug 9.8 -1.7 4.8 21 Jun 5.6 10.6 average 53%
Croydon Township 28.8 -1.1 35.4 28 Aug 12.5 -2.3 5.2 13 Jun 0.6 15.1 average 4%
Julia Creek Airport 27.2   34.0 28 Aug 7.3   0.9 19 Jun
Kowanyama Airport 30.6 -0.6 35.9 28 Aug 14.6 -1.3 9.3 2 Jun 1.0 9.2 average 11%
Mornington Island 26.5 +0.1 32.3 28 Aug 15.7 -1.2 9.8 21 Jun 1.2 10.0 average 12%
Mount Isa Aero 25.5 -0.1 30.8 27 Aug 7.9 -1.8 0.1 20 Jun 11.2 15.9 average 70%
Normanton Airport 29.4 -0.9 36.1 28 Aug 14.5 -2.0 8.1 13 Jun 0.2 8.9 low 2%
Sweers Island 25.5 -0.6 32.5 28 Aug 17.5 -0.8 12.5 11 Jun 0.2 11.0 average 2%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 28.4   34.8 28 Aug 10.8   2.0 19 Jun 3.4
Hughenden Airport 25.9 -0.6 33.9 28 Aug 8.5 -1.7 1.5 23 Jul 60.6 45.5 high 133%
Richmond Airport 26.8 -0.6 34.2 28 Aug 7.5 -2.2 0.9 24 Jul 20.6 30.4 average 68%
Richmond Post Office 26.9 0.0 34.3 28 Aug 8.9 -0.6 2.9 15 Jun 26.0 29.1 average 89%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 26.5 +0.4 30.7 29 Aug 16.5 -0.9 9.2 19 Jun 91.0 102.3 average 89%
Cape Flattery 26.4   29.5 31 Aug 20.3   13.4 11 Aug 62.8 100.9 low 62%
Cooktown Airport 26.3 -0.4 31.4 11 Aug 16.4 -2.5 7.2 19 Jun 41.8 72.0 low 58%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.2 -0.9 28.8 30 Aug 20.1 -0.7 17.8 19 Jun 88.4 136.5 average 65%
Mareeba Airport 25.1 -0.4 30.1 27 Aug 12.8 -1.5 6.2 23 Jul 14.4 20.2 average 71%
Walkamin Research Station 23.6 -0.2 29.0 27 Aug 11.9 -1.6 4.3 16 Jun 17.7 40.0 low 44%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 24.0 -1.4 27.5 7 Jun 15.0 +0.7 8.0 19 Jun 58.4 107.5 low 54%
Ingham Composite 25.2 -0.2 29.9 11 Aug 13.5 -0.9 7.5 19 Aug 81.5 118.1 average 69%
Innisfail 24.4 -0.2 27.9 28 Aug 15.7 +0.1 10.1 19 Jun 328.7 440.4 average 75%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 24.4 -0.1 28.6 11 Aug 14.6 -0.8 7.2 19 Jun 274.0 351.6 average 78%
Townsville Aero 25.5 -0.1 29.7 11 Aug 13.0 -1.3 6.7 19 Jun 16.8 50.2 low 33%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 24.1 -0.7 29.2 11 Aug 13.3 -1.8 6.8 23 Jul 28.6 48.9 average 58%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.5 -0.1 29.0 11 Aug 11.4 -1.0 4.3 23 Jul 14.6 51.4 low 28%
Bowen Airport 24.4 -0.5 27.9 29 Aug 12.3 -2.0 5.6 23 Jul 22.0 65.5 average 34%
Collinsville Post Office 24.9 -0.8 29.5 31 Aug 8.2 -1.8 2.2 24 Jun 32.2 64.8 average 50%
Hamilton Island Airport 21.1 -1.2 26.5 18 Aug 17.3 -1.1 13.3 11 Jun 107.0 104.6 average 102%
Mackay Aero 22.7 -0.4 29.1 11 Aug 11.1 -0.7 4.4 24 Jun 88.4 132.1 average 67%
Mackay M.O 21.5 -0.4 26.9 11 Aug 13.4 -0.3 8.1 11 Jul 95.4 133.8 average 71%
Proserpine Airport 24.2 -0.7 29.7 11 Aug 10.3 -1.6 3.0 23 Jul 61.0 86.2 average 71%
Samuel Hill Aero 22.4 -0.6 26.1 5 Jul 9.4 -0.5 1.9 11 Jul 213.6 213.1 average 100%
St Lawrence 23.9   28.8 11 Aug 9.7   3.3 10 Aug 191.2
St Lawrence Post Office 24.2 -0.2 29.1 11 Aug 10.8 -0.8 4.5 11 Jul 197.4 104.7 high 189%
Williamson 23.6   28.0 11 Aug 9.0   2.1 10 Jul 154.8
Woolshed 22.0 -0.2 26.0 10 Aug 9.8 -1.6 2.0 23 Jul 57.8 68.1 average 85%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.6 -0.2 27.6 11 Aug 11.5 -1.2 4.8 10 Jul 132.0 125.9 average 105%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 24.8 -0.7 31.4 27 Aug 10.1 -2.2 3.5 23 Jul 35.0 56.7 average 62%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 23.0   31.9 27 Aug 4.7   -1.6 11 Jul 58.8
Clermont Sirius St 23.0 -0.8 31.2 27 Aug 6.6 -1.1 0.8 25 Jul 43.1 77.9 average 55%
Emerald Airport 23.2 -0.7 31.0 27 Aug 8.1 -1.7 3.2 10 Aug 21.0 67.7 low 31%
Lochington 23.1   30.8 27 Aug 6.0   0.3 13 Jul 55.8
Rolleston Airport 22.8   29.6 27 Aug 5.8   0.2 23 Jun 40.8
Springsure Comet St 22.6 -0.2 29.4 27 Aug 7.0 0.0 0.7 20 Jul 44.8 90.3 average 50%
Taroom Post Office 22.3 +0.5 29.0 29 Aug 5.3 -0.7 -1.2 13 Jul 77.3 98.4 average 79%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 23.7 +0.2 31.8 30 Aug 8.3 -0.5 2.4 20 Jul 34.2 62.9 average 54%
Blackall Airport 23.3 -0.2 30.9 28 Aug 5.2 -2.4 -1.4 8 Jul 8.6 54.3 low 16%
Isisford Post Office 24.3 +0.7 32.4 28 Aug 6.7 -0.8 1.3 23 Jun 21.0 53.7 average 39%
Longreach Aero 24.7 +0.3 31.9 28 Aug 6.3 -1.6 0.1 18 Jun 36.2 46.3 average 78%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 26.6 -0.1 31.8 28 Aug 7.7 -2.1 1.5 24 Jul 25.8 18.4 high 140%
The Monument Airport 24.7 -0.3 30.9 16 Aug 7.0 -1.1 0.9 20 Jun 12.0 17.0 average 71%
Urandangi 25.6 +0.6 32.0 16 Aug 7.9 -0.1 -1.0 21 Jun 13.9 22.9 average 61%
Winton Airport 25.3   32.6 28 Aug 8.0   2.1 21 Jun 29.0 43.8 average 66%
Winton Post Office 25.0 -0.3 31.9 28 Aug 9.0 0.0 3.6 23 Jul 28.4 39.4 average 72%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 23.5 +1.1 31.0 16 Aug     2.0 10 Jul 13.9 16.2 average 86%
Boulia Airport 24.3 +0.3 30.7 16 Aug 9.1 +0.4 2.6 21 Jun 41.5 26.2 high 158%
Windorah Post Office 23.1 +0.7 31.1 27 Aug 7.2 -0.2 0.6 10 Jun 23.2 41.3 average 56%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 23.5 -0.5 29.0 29 Aug 7.5 -0.9 1.2 10 Jul 43.4 85.7 low 51%
Bundaberg Aero 22.8 +0.2 26.0 28 Aug 9.7 -1.2 3.7 23 Jun 105.2 126.2 average 83%
Gayndah Airport 22.5   27.5 29 Aug 6.2   -0.5 12 Jul 119.6 90.4 high 132%
Gladstone Airport 23.1 -0.2 27.7 11 Aug 11.3 -1.3 5.9 11 Jul 93.4 101.0 average 92%
Gladstone Radar 23.8 +0.4 27.6 5 Jul 13.3 -0.7 6.7 10 Jul 83.2 105.4 average 79%
Lady Elliot Island 21.4 -0.2 24.4 27 Aug 16.3 -0.8 9.8 20 Jun 132.4 242.3 low 55%
Monto Township     28.1 29 Aug 4.4 -1.8 -3.4 10 Jul 74.6 100.5 average 74%
Rockhampton Aero 23.9 +0.1 28.8 11 Aug 10.2 -0.2 3.9 11 Jul 126.2 95.5 high 132%
Rundle Island 20.6 -0.4 24.7 8 Jun 15.8 -0.8 11.9 11 Jun
Seventeen Seventy 21.2 -0.6 24.0 18 Aug 13.7 -0.6 7.7 10 Jul 112.8 153.2 average 74%
Thangool Airport 23.0 -0.9 29.2 29 Aug 4.4 -2.0 -3.0 10 Jul 41.2 84.8 low 49%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 21.7 -0.1 26.5 7 Aug 5.2 -1.0 -2.7 13 Jul 89.8 114.3 average 79%
Archerfield Airport 21.4 -0.3 26.1 29 Aug 8.2 0.0 1.9 13 Jul 100.0 153.5 average 65%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 21.3   26.0 6 Jun 5.6   -3.7 10 Jul 94.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.5 -0.7 26.8 6 Jun 9.2 -0.6 4.4 24 Jun 112.8 184.2 average 61%
Brisbane 21.7 -0.7 25.8 6 Jun 10.3 -0.4 5.3 9 Aug 99.8 122.5 average 81%
Brisbane Aero 20.9 -0.4 25.3 6 Jun 9.3 -0.4 3.2 10 Jul 115.0 136.3 average 84%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.6 +0.2 22.9 6 Jun 14.1 +0.3 9.1 10 Jul 95.6 328.0 v low 29%
Coolangatta 20.9 0.0 24.8 7 Aug 9.4 -1.3 0.7 9 Jul 289.4 264.6 average 109%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 20.5 +0.4 25.4 8 Aug 14.5 0.0 8.8 10 Jul 118.8 269.5 v low 44%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.4 0.0 25.4 6 Jun 11.7 -0.8 6.9 9 Jul 172.4 221.4 average 78%
Gympie 21.9 -0.5 26.6 29 Aug 6.5 -0.6 -1.3 10 Jul 141.0 153.9 average 92%
Hervey Bay Airport 22.0 0.0 25.2 5 Jul 9.6 -1.2 1.4 10 Jul 171.8 191.6 average 90%
Jimna Forestry 17.4 -1.3 23.7 29 Aug 5.4 -0.5 -2.1 12 Jul 33.4 115.6 v low 29%
Kingaroy Airport 19.3 -1.1 24.9 29 Aug 3.4 -1.0 -4.8 10 Jul 77.0 95.7 average 80%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.5 -0.4 25.8 6 Jun 8.8 -0.5 2.0 9 Jul 136.1 150.3 average 91%
Maleny Tamarind St 18.7 -0.7 24.4 6 Jun 9.5 -0.2 2.6 10 Jul 232.6 259.1 average 90%
Maryborough 22.6 0.0 26.4 28 Aug 8.5 -0.9 0.7 10 Jul 168.4 160.6 average 105%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 21.3   26.4 6 Jun 10.0   3.3 9 Jul 212.8
Rainbow Beach 21.2 -0.4 25.1 6 Jun       224.4 283.1 average 79%
Redcliffe 20.6   24.1 8 Aug 11.0   5.5 10 Jul 91.6
Sunshine Coast Airport 21.2 -0.1 25.2 8 Aug 9.7 -0.6 3.5 10 Aug 257.8 261.4 average 99%
Tewantin RSL Park 21.2 -0.4 25.6 6 Jun 10.9 -0.8 5.1 11 Jul 215.8 293.0 average 74%
Toolara (Kelly) 21.1 -1.3 25.5 29 Aug 11.3 -0.7 4.1 10 Jul 207.4 221.1 average 94%
University of Queensland Gatton 21.3 -0.1 26.4 29 Aug 6.9 +0.1 -1.9 13 Jul 67.6 106.4 average 64%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 14.4 -0.3 20.2 29 Aug 2.5 -0.1 -6.8 12 Jul 123.6 124.0 average 100%
Dalby Airport 19.8 -0.7 25.8 29 Aug 3.3 -1.5 -5.3 10 Jul 63.2 81.1 average 78%
Goondiwindi Airport 20.1 0.0 26.6 29 Aug 5.0 -0.4 -1.9 9 Jul 82.0 98.8 average 83%
Inglewood Forest 19.4 -0.2 26.2 26 Aug 5.8 -0.7 -1.3 10 Jul 92.6 86.9 average 107%
Oakey Aero 19.1 -0.2 25.3 29 Aug 2.5 -1.0 -6.7 12 Jul 87.2 86.2 average 101%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.4 -0.1 21.9 29 Aug 1.8 -0.1 -7.3 12 Jul 116.6 138.8 average 84%
Texas Post Office 19.3 -0.4 25.6 29 Aug 4.1 -0.1 -4.6 9 Jul 67.1 116.5 low 58%
Toowoomba Airport 16.5 -0.9 23.4 29 Aug 6.6 -0.5 -0.7 10 Jul 91.0 95.4 average 95%
Warwick 17.7 -1.1 23.4 26 Aug 3.4 -0.2 -5.8 12 Jul 93.4 86.7 average 108%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 20.9 0.0 28.1 29 Aug 3.8 -1.5 -3.9 10 Jul 60.2 95.6 average 63%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 21.1 +0.2 28.7 29 Aug 3.1 -0.9 -3.5 10 Jul 44.0 85.0 low 52%
Mitchell Post Office 21.2 +1.0 27.9 29 Aug 2.8 -0.9 -4.9 10 Jul 59.9 90.5 average 66%
Roma Airport 20.8 -0.1 28.5 29 Aug 3.2 -1.6 -4.9 10 Jul 38.2 76.4 low 50%
St George Airport 20.7 +0.2 28.8 29 Aug 5.4 -0.5 -1.1 12 Jul 66.8 82.7 average 81%
Surat 20.6 +0.1 26.2 26 Aug 4.2 -0.9 -3.6 12 Jul 63.6 102.6 average 62%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 21.0 +1.0 29.3 29 Aug 4.8 -0.4 -3.0 10 Jul 50.2 79.8 average 63%
Charleville Aero 21.5 +1.1 28.9 28 Aug 4.7 -0.5 -3.3 10 Jul 24.0 69.1 low 35%
Cunnamulla Post Office 21.2 +1.4 28.5 28 Aug 7.2 +0.7 0.0 10 Jul 44.6 66.1 average 67%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 22.2   29.6 2 Aug 6.9   -1.1 9 Jul 4.4 29.0 average 15%
Quilpie Airport 22.2 +1.2 29.2 28 Aug 6.7 -0.4 -1.2 10 Jun 39.6 49.9 average 79%
Thargomindah Airport 21.8 +0.9 29.8 27 Aug 7.0 -0.6 -0.8 10 Jun 23.8 37.7 low 63%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 20.5   24.3 27 Aug 15.9   10.4 11 Jun 146.6 158.4 average 93%
Willis Island 26.0 -0.3 28.0 30 Aug 22.0 -0.2 19.4 5 Jul 0 117.4 lowest 0%

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 Thursday 1 September 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.

The temperature anomalies are the differences to the respective 1961-1990 averages.

Please note that the rainfall data from telemetry gauges (those with ALERT, AL or TM in their names) may be from non-Bureau owned stations and includes real-time operational data from automated systems and has not been checked.

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