Queensland in spring 2011: Wet west and south

  • Although around 43% of the state (mainly in the west and the south) received above average rainfall, except for the north tropical coast, the coastal districts and the central highlands were below average (approximately 17% of the state)
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were mostly on average, with maximum covering 80% and minimum over 93% of the state
  • The Peninsula and south west received above average  maximum temperatures and below average for the Gulf country and central coast, including inland of the central coast 
  • The Penninsula, Gulf, north tropical, central west and general southern border districts received above average minimum temperatures, with the northwest, central coast and central west, below average
  • A total of 16 daily and 4 monthly rainfall records (with at least one lowest on record ) as well as 6 daily and 2 monthly temperature records occurred

    Monthly summary 

    • September was dry with cool nights. 38% of the state received at least below average rainfall. The area averaged mean and minimum temperatures were the lowest since 1994.
    • October had average conditions overall, with more than 60% of the state receiving average rainfall, maximum and minimum temperatures. Bellenden Ker Top station received the Australian record for the highest total monthly rainfall. A further 20 rainfall and 13 temperature records were broken (the most significant relating to Babinda and Cairns).
    • November experienced warm nights with a wet inland. Around 76% of the state experienced above average minimum temperatures (except for the north west and central districts). Mainly the west and south west districts received above average rainfall (more than 50% of the state). The east coast (except for the north tropical coast) received below average rainfall (approximately 17% of the state), with a number of stations experiencing dry spells. There were 10 daily and 5 monthly rainfall records, with a number of lowest on record, as well as 2 daily and 5 monthly, maximum and minimum temperature records.

    Rainfall

    The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 92.49 mm.

    The wettest overall was Tully Sugar Mill with 1171.2 mm, followed by Babinda Post Office with 1089.2 mm, followed by Menavale Alert with 993.0 mm.

    The driest overall was Coen Airport with 2.6 mm, followed by Burdekin Dam Alert with 5.0 mm.

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

    The wettest single day was at Bellenden Ker Top Stn with 440.0 mm on 19 Oct, followed by Happy Valley with 422.0 mm on 19 Oct, followed by Bellenden Ker Bottom Stn with 340.0 mm on 19 Oct.

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

    Temperature

    The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.34 C above the long-term average of 24.3 C (1961-1990).

    The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 29.2 C, followed by Normanton Airport with 28.9 C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 28.9 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 28.8 C.

    The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 15.2 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.8 C, followed by Warwick with 17.3 C.

    Maximum temperature

    The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 0.54 C above the long-term average of 31.6 C (1961-1990)

    The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 44.1 C on 15 Nov, followed by Birdsville Airport with 44.1 C on 29 Nov, followed by Birdsville Airport with 43.6 C on 8 Nov, followed by Bedourie Police Station with 43.5 C on 29 Nov.

    The warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 35.8 C, followed by Julia Creek Airport with 35.8 C, followed by Palmerville with 35.6 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 35.5 C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 35.5 C.

    The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 21.6 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 22.6 C, followed by Maleny Tamarind St with 23.3 C.

    The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 10.0 C on 10 Sep, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 11.0 C on 10 Sep, followed by Applethorpe with 11.4 C on 9 Sep.

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

    Minimum temperature

    The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 0.14 C above the long-term average of 17.0 C (1961-1990), the lowest since 2001

    The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -1.5 C on 14 Sep, followed by Tambo Post Office with -1.0 C on 11 Sep, followed by Clermont Airport with -1.0 C on 12 Sep, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -1.0 C on 15 Sep, followed by Clermont Airport with -0.7 C on 11 Sep, followed by Oakey Aero with -0.7 C on 2 Oct.

    The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 8.7 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.1 C, followed by Warwick with 9.9 C.

    The warmest nights on average were at Horn Island with 25.0 C, followed by Coconut Island with 24.9 C, followed by Sweers Island with 24.2 C, followed by Willis Island with 24.2 C.

    The warmest night was at Birdsville Airport with 29.6 C on 8 Nov, followed by Birdsville Airport with 28.3 C on 16 Nov, followed by Thargomindah Airport with 28.3 C on 20 Nov, followed by Horn Island with 28.3 C on 30 Nov, followed by Sweers Island with 28.3 C on 30 Nov, followed by Horn Island with 28.2 C on 26 Nov, followed by Sweers Island with 28.2 C on 26 Nov.

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

    Wind

    The strongest wind gust was at Oakey Aero with 139 km/h on 8 Oct, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 111 km/h on 8 Oct, followed by Mount Isa Aero with 111 km/h on 10 Nov, followed by Winton Airport with 111 km/h on 29 Nov, followed by Mount Isa Aero with 107 km/h on 30 Oct.

    Other phenomena

    From the17th of September - bush fires, in conjunction with a high pressure system, caused wide spread haze over a large region of Queensland

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    Extremes in spring 2011
    Hottest day 44.1 C at Birdsville Airport on 15 Nov
    44.1 C at Birdsville Airport on 29 Nov
    43.6 C at Birdsville Airport on 8 Nov
    43.5 C at Bedourie Police Station on 29 Nov
    Warmest days on average 35.8 C at Century Mine
    35.8 C at Julia Creek Airport
    35.6 C at Palmerville
    35.5 C at Kowanyama Airport
    35.5 C at Scherger RAAF
    Coolest days on average 21.6 C at Applethorpe
    22.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
    23.3 C at Maleny Tamarind St
    Coldest day 10.0 C at Applethorpe on 10 Sep
    11.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 10 Sep
    11.4 C at Applethorpe on 9 Sep
    Coldest night -1.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 14 Sep
    -1.0 C at Tambo Post Office on 11 Sep
    -1.0 C at Clermont Airport on 12 Sep
    -1.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 15 Sep
    -0.7 C at Clermont Airport on 11 Sep
    -0.7 C at Oakey Aero on 2 Oct
    Coolest nights on average 8.7 C at Applethorpe
    9.1 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
    9.9 C at Warwick
    Warmest nights on average 25.0 C at Horn Island
    24.9 C at Coconut Island
    24.2 C at Sweers Island
    24.2 C at Willis Island
    Warmest night 29.6 C at Birdsville Airport on 8 Nov
    28.3 C at Birdsville Airport on 16 Nov
    28.3 C at Thargomindah Airport on 20 Nov
    28.3 C at Horn Island on 30 Nov
    28.3 C at Sweers Island on 30 Nov
    28.2 C at Horn Island on 26 Nov
    28.2 C at Sweers Island on 26 Nov
    Warmest on average overall 29.2 C at Coconut Island
    28.9 C at Normanton Airport
    28.9 C at Scherger RAAF
    28.8 C at Weipa Aero
    Coolest on average overall 15.2 C at Applethorpe
    15.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
    17.3 C at Warwick
    Wettest overall 1171.2 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
    1089.2 mm at Babinda Post Office
    993.0 mm at Menavale Alert
    Driest overall2.6 mm at Coen Airport
    5.0 mm at Burdekin Dam Alert
    Wettest day 440.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Stn on 19 Oct
    422.0 mm at Happy Valley on 19 Oct
    340.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom Stn on 19 Oct
    Highest wind gust 139 km/h at Oakey Aero on 8 Oct
    111 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 8 Oct
    111 km/h at Mount Isa Aero on 10 Nov
    111 km/h at Winton Airport on 29 Nov
    107 km/h at Mount Isa Aero on 30 Oct

    Record highest spring daily rainfall
    Highest daily rainfall
    in spring 2011 (mm)
    Previous wettest
    for spring
    Years of
    record
    Donors Hill Station 112.0 on 19 Nov 107.6 on 16 Nov 1979 116
    Woodbine Station 103.0 on 23 Nov 73.7 on 21 Oct 1909 105
    Babinda Post Office 312.0 on 19 Oct 256.0 on 27 Nov 2010 100
    Tully Sugar Mill 273.0 on 25 Nov 252.0 on 5 Nov 1985 86
    Mount Isa Mine 93.4 on 4 Nov 61.7 on 20 Oct 1955 80
    Nindigully 106.0 on 25 Nov 94.0 on 12 Nov 1969 74
    Cairns Aero 206.2 on 19 Oct 185.0 on 23 Nov 1989 70
    Mulgrave Mill 166.0 on 19 Oct 156.2 on 23 Nov 1950 68
    Carnarvon Station 121.4 on 26 Nov 74.0 on 25 Oct 1995 61
    Happy Valley 422.0 on 19 Oct 294.0 on 4 Sep 2006 56
    Kareeya 168.5 on 19 Oct 101.8 on 31 Oct 1988 53
    Mount Isa Aero 93.0 on 4 Nov 64.0 on 27 Nov 1999 45
    Bellenden Ker Bottom Stn 340.0 on 19 Oct 333.0 on 23 Nov 1989 39
    Daintree Village 211.0 on 19 Oct 181.0 on 10 Oct 1996 34
    Cairns Severin St 224.0 on 19 Oct 189.2 on 23 Nov 1989 33
    Greenhaven 128.0 on 19 Oct 118.8 on 28 Sep 1983 32



    Record highest total spring rainfall
    Total rainfall
    for spring 2011 (mm)
    Previous wettest
    for spring
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    spring
    Mount Isa Mine 246.4 213.6 in 1999 78 58.4
    Cairns Aero 492.2 480.8 in 2010 70 175.6
    Whyenbah 331.2 257.5 in 1969 56 107.2
    Cairns Severin St 609.6 596.6 in 2010 30 242.2

    Highest total spring rainfall for at least 20 years
    Total rainfall
    for spring 2011 (mm)
    Most recent spring
    at least this wet
    Years since
    wetter
    Average for
    spring
    Nindigully 310.0 379.5 in 1969 39 126.2
    Nardoo Station 200.8 228.1 in 1973 38 69.8
    Devoncourt Station 175.1 209.7 in 1989 22 52.7
    Mt Sophia 877.0 946.0 in 1989 20 363.2



    Record lowest total spring rainfall
    Total rainfall
    for spring 2011 (mm)
    Previous driest
    for spring
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    spring
    Mackay Aero 15.6 27.0 in 2002 25 150.6

    Lowest total spring rainfall for at least 20 years
    Total rainfall
    for spring 2011 (mm)
    Most recent spring
    at least this dry
    Years since
    drier
    Average for
    spring
    Miami Bardon Ave 91.2 64.6 in 1968 40 271.5
    Mackay M.O 23.2 23.0 in 1982 28 155.3
    Rosedale Post Office 55.4 51.5 in 1991 20 190.3



    Record highest spring mean daily maximum temperature
    Mean daily maximum
    temperature
    for spring 2011 (C)
    Previous warmest
    for spring
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    spring
    Lockhart River Airport 31.5 = 31.5 in 1998 46 30.4



    Lowest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
    Mean daily maximum
    temperature
    for spring 2011 (C)
    Most recent spring
    at least this cool
    Years since
    cooler
    Average for
    spring
    Cardwell Marine Pde 27.2 27.1 in 1914 96 29.2
    Low Isles Lighthouse 29.4 29.1 in 1982 29 30.2
    Mornington Island 31.6 30.5 in 1985 22 32.1



    Record highest spring daily minimum temperature
    Highest daily minimum
    temperature
    in spring 2011 (C)
    Previous warmest
    for spring
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    spring
    Bundaberg Aero 24.7 on 24 Nov = 24.7 on 22 Nov 2008 34 16.4
    Mackay Aero 25.8 on 25 Nov = 25.8 on 29 Nov 2008 27 17.8



    Record lowest spring temperature
    Lowest temperature
    in spring 2011 (C)
    Previous coolest
    for spring
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    spring
    Clermont Post Office 2.1 on 12 Sep 2.5 on 14 Sep 2004 50 15.8
    Bowen Airport 6.4 on 12 Sep 8.0 on 22 Sep 1996 25 19.6
    Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 5.4 on 12 Sep 5.9 on 13 Sep 1989 25 17.1
    Proserpine Airport 3.8 on 12 Sep 4.2 on 15 Sep 1990 22 17.3



    Record lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature
    Mean daily minimum
    temperature
    for spring 2011 (C)
    Previous coolest
    for spring
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    spring
    Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 15.8 16.1 in 2002 24 17.1

    Lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
    Mean daily minimum
    temperature
    for spring 2011 (C)
    Most recent spring
    at least this cool
    Years since
    cooler
    Average for
    spring
    Bundaberg Aero 15.6 15.5 in 1967 25 16.4
    Maryborough 14.4 14.3 in 1990 21 15.1



    Summary statistics for spring 2011
    Maximum temperatures
    for spring
    (C)
    Minimum temperatures
    for spring
    (C)
    Rainfall
    for spring
    (millimetres)
    Mean for
    spring
    2011
    Diff
    from
    average
    Highest for
    spring
    2011
    Mean for
    spring
    2011
    Diff
    from
    average
    Lowest for
    spring
    2011
    Total for
    spring
    2011
    Average
    for
    spring
    Rank of
    spring
    2011
    Fraction of
    spring
    average
    North Peninsula (district 27)
    Coconut Island 33.4 +1.7 36.7 29 Nov 24.9 +0.1 22.4 7 Oct 47.8 92.5 average 52%
    Coen Airport 33.4 +0.3 40.1 12 Oct 21.0 +0.2 14.2 18 Sep 2.6 36.1 low 7%
    Horn Island 31.8 +0.8 35.2 13 Oct 25.0 +0.2 18.7 10 Sep 6.0 69.9 v low 9%
    Scherger RAAF 35.5   39.3 13 Oct 22.4   16.0 27 Sep 98.6
    Weipa Aero 35.3 +0.1 38.0 27 Oct 22.2 +0.5 15.9 27 Sep 106.8 136.6 average 78%
    South Peninsula (district 28)
    Lockhart River Airport 31.5 +1.1 34.7 10 Oct 23.3 +1.5 15.6 27 Sep 43.8 109.2 average 40%
    Musgrave 35.1 +0.7 39.5 10 Oct 18.4 +0.1 11.5 12 Sep 90.7 76.7 average 118%
    Palmerville 35.6 +0.5 40.3 12 Oct 17.8 -1.2 9.5 12 Sep 48.6 90.2 low 54%
    Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
    Burketown Airport 34.4 -0.8 41.3 13 Oct 21.8 +0.2 13.6 11 Sep 31.8 42.6 average 75%
    Century Mine 35.8   41.3 10 Oct 19.7   11.2 17 Sep 183.4 64.4 v high 285%
    Cloncurry Airport 34.7 -1.0 40.9 29 Oct 19.0 -1.0 9.0 10 Sep 130.4 65.5 high 199%
    Croydon Township 35.2 -1.2 41.0 13 Oct 21.8 -0.2 7.4 11 Sep 66.4 64.1 average 104%
    Julia Creek Airport 35.8 -0.8 41.4 15 Nov 17.8 -0.5 5.5 14 Sep 14.4 39.6 low 36%
    Kowanyama Airport 35.5 -0.2 38.7 13 Oct 21.7 +0.1 11.7 12 Sep 142.8 75.8 high 188%
    Mornington Island 31.6 -0.5 36.0 12 Oct 23.3 -0.1 14.3 13 Sep 160.6 69.1 v high 232%
    Mount Isa Aero 33.7 -0.3 40.3 29 Oct 16.9 -1.2 6.2 17 Sep 212.8 65.5 v high 325%
    Normanton Airport 35.3 -0.9 42.3 13 Oct 22.4 -0.6 12.5 11 Sep 80.4 59.7 average 135%
    Sweers Island 31.0 -0.8 37.2 10 Oct 24.2 -0.3 18.2 11 Sep 74.1 84.8 average 87%
    Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
    Georgetown Airport 34.9   39.7 12 Oct 18.9   9.0 12 Sep 124.0
    Hughenden Airport 33.7 -0.9 39.8 13 Oct 18.1 -0.5 5.3 11 Sep 102.0 79.4 average 128%
    Richmond Airport 35.3 -0.4 41.5 13 Oct 18.2 -0.2 5.3 14 Sep 29.4 69.8 average 42%
    Richmond Post Office 35.2 0.0 40.8 13 Oct 18.6 +1.0 7.5 11 Sep 49.6 53.7 average 92%
    Barron North Coast (district 31)
    Cairns Aero 29.5 +0.1 33.9 1 Oct 20.7 +0.2 12.5 11 Sep 492.2 175.6 highest 280%
    Cape Flattery 30.4   33.7 30 Nov 23.1   18.7 7 Oct 92.4 63.4 average 146%
    Cooktown Airport 30.2 0.0 36.9 12 Oct 22.4 -0.1 13.5 11 Sep 73.0 104.7 average 70%
    Low Isles Lighthouse 29.4 -0.8 33.2 13 Oct 23.2 0.0 19.4 5 Sep
    Mareeba Airport 29.8 -0.5 38.7 12 Oct 17.0 -0.5 9.4 11 Sep 67.8 64.1 average 106%
    Walkamin Research Station 28.6 -0.3 38.8 12 Oct 16.8 +0.1 9.0 12 Sep 71.9 105.3 average 68%
    Herbert North Coast (district 32)
    Cardwell Marine Pde 27.2 -2.0 31.0 12 Oct 20.0 +1.3 10.4 11 Sep 428.9 211.5 high 203%
    Ingham Composite 29.5 -0.7 37.7 12 Oct 18.5 0.0 9.9 11 Sep 228.8 222.9 average 103%
    Innisfail 28.0 -0.3 32.6 12 Oct 20.1 +1.2 12.5 11 Sep 528.7 335.0 high 158%
    South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.4 -0.5 35.9 12 Oct 19.2 +0.5 10.3 11 Sep 666.6 334.7 v high 199%
    Townsville Aero 29.4 +0.1 34.6 12 Oct 20.2 -0.1 7.9 11 Sep 34.0 95.8 low 35%
    East Central Coast (district 33)
    Alva Beach 28.1 -0.5 31.1 16 Oct 21.0 -0.5 10.0 11 Sep 128.0 119.6 high 107%
    Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.6 -0.1 37.1 12 Oct 18.1 +0.2 7.3 12 Sep 31.2 85.1 average 37%
    Hamilton Island Airport 26.3 -0.8 31.2 23 Nov 21.4 -0.3 15.1 12 Sep 35.4 158.3 low 22%
    Mackay Aero 27.6 -0.2 34.2 1 Oct 18.0 +0.2 6.4 11 Sep 15.6 150.6 lowest 10%
    Mackay M.O 27.3 0.0 32.3 24 Nov 19.5 +0.1 10.3 11 Sep 23.2 155.3 v low 15%
    Proserpine Airport 29.6 -0.4 35.8 1 Oct 16.8 -0.5 3.8 12 Sep 106.6 133.9 average 80%
    Samuel Hill Aero 27.2 -0.7 32.2 27 Nov 15.5 +0.6 4.9 11 Sep 99.6 181.1 low 55%
    St Lawrence 28.2   36.0 8 Oct 17.1   5.9 12 Sep 66.2
    St Lawrence Post Office 28.6 -0.2 36.3 8 Oct 17.5 +0.1 7.0 12 Sep 56.6 143.3 low 39%
    Williamson 28.1   33.8 28 Nov 16.1   4.5 11 Sep 49.8
    Woolshed 27.0 +0.1 35.2 12 Oct 16.8 -0.5 4.4 12 Sep 67.4 120.4 low 56%
    Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.9 -0.1 34.2 8 Oct 18.8 +0.1 6.3 11 Sep 37.6 160.1 v low 23%
    West Central Coast (district 34)
    Charters Towers Airport 32.2 0.0 40.2 11 Oct 16.6 -1.4 5.7 12 Sep 41.2 102.8 average 40%
    Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 30.7 -0.9 36.6 15 Oct 15.8 -1.3 5.4 12 Sep 38.4 111.9 low 34%
    Central Highlands (district 35)
    Clermont Airport 30.8   35.6 24 Nov 13.4   -1.0 12 Sep 90.6
    Emerald Airport 31.2 0.0 37.3 15 Oct 15.3 -1.5 3.1 11 Sep 81.2 126.8 average 64%
    Lochington 31.2   37.1 30 Oct 14.1   3.0 11 Sep 57.4
    Rolleston Airport 30.4   37.3 15 Nov 13.6   0.8 11 Sep 70.0
    Springsure Comet St 29.8 -0.5 35.5 15 Nov 14.7 -0.1 0.4 11 Sep 146.0 140.7 average 104%
    Tambo Post Office 30.7 +0.2 37.7 15 Nov 13.6 +0.4 -1.0 11 Sep 119.7 102.7 average 117%
    Taroom Post Office 30.4 +1.0 38.0 15 Nov 14.0 -0.2 2.8 11 Sep 59.4 161.3 v low 37%
    Central Lowlands (district 36)
    Barcaldine Post Office 32.3 +0.5 39.1 27 Oct 17.5 +0.5 4.3 10 Sep 87.4 85.4 average 102%
    Blackall Airport 32.1 -0.1 38.9 15 Nov 15.3 -1.2 2.1 11 Sep 66.6 116.1 low 57%
    Isisford Post Office 33.4 +0.7 40.5 14 Nov 16.9 +0.6 4.7 10 Sep 67.9 78.3 average 87%
    Longreach Aero 33.9 +0.5 40.7 15 Nov 16.4 0.0 3.6 11 Sep 36.0 65.6 average 55%
    Upper Western (district 37)
    Camooweal Township 34.9 -0.3 40.5 26 Oct 18.6 -0.4 6.0 11 Sep 81.4 49.5 high 164%
    Trepell Airport 34.9 +0.2 42.4 29 Oct 17.8 -0.5 6.1 11 Sep 71.2 55.8 high 128%
    Urandangi 35.1 +0.5 41.5 14 Nov     7.0 2 Oct 103.7 43.0 v high 241%
    Winton Airport 34.5   41.5 29 Oct 17.7   5.3 11 Sep 73.2 59.2 average 124%
    Winton Post Office 34.1 -0.1 40.7 29 Oct 18.6 +1.2 6.9 11 Sep 104.7 58.7 high 178%
    Lower Western (district 38)
    Bedourie Police Station 33.7 +0.2 43.5 29 Nov 16.5 -0.7 6.9 11 Sep 14.5 38.9 average 37%
    Birdsville Airport 33.0 +0.2 44.1 29 Nov     6.1 10 Sep 54.7 31.7 high 173%
    Boulia Airport 34.6 +0.8 42.4 29 Nov 18.8 +1.2 7.7 10 Sep 49.5 44.0 average 113%
    Windorah Post Office 33.3 +1.2 42.5 15 Nov 16.6 +0.4 3.9 11 Sep 45.3 50.6 average 90%
    Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
    Baralaba Post Office 30.7 -0.1 37.2 27 Nov 14.6 -0.7 3.0 11 Sep 55.0 157.1 v low 35%
    Bundaberg Aero 27.6 +0.8 32.2 28 Nov 15.6 -0.8 6.0 12 Sep 70.6 197.7 v low 36%
    Gayndah Airport 29.3   36.5 28 Nov 13.7   3.1 11 Sep 75.4
    Gladstone Airport 27.2 -0.1 32.3 1 Oct 17.8 -0.4 7.6 11 Sep 64.2 150.6 low 43%
    Gladstone Radar 28.9 +0.6 33.9 27 Nov 18.6 0.0 10.6 12 Sep 52.8 161.4 low 33%
    Lady Elliot Island 25.6 +0.1 30.1 28 Nov 20.3 0.0 12.6 15 Sep 175.2 167.4 average 105%
    Monto Township 28.8 +0.2 36.1 27 Nov 12.2 -0.9 1.9 11 Sep 71.2 156.2 low 46%
    Rockhampton Aero 29.2 -0.2 34.7 28 Nov 17.1 +0.4 6.5 11 Sep 66.4 142.9 low 46%
    Rundle Island 24.8 +0.1 30.6 26 Nov 20.5 -0.5 14.1 10 Sep
    Sandy Cape Lighthouse 25.7 -0.3 30.4 28 Nov 18.3 -0.3 12.6 11 Sep 117.6 182.3 average 65%
    Seventeen Seventy 25.7 -0.1 30.2 28 Nov 18.9 -0.2 10.5 10 Sep 100.2 169.9 low 59%
    Thangool Airport 30.1 +0.1 37.8 15 Nov 11.6 -1.7 0.3 11 Sep 38.2 157.8 v low 24%
    Moreton South Coast (district 40)
    Amberley AMO 27.7 +0.1 36.9 15 Nov 12.4 -0.6 3.0 15 Sep 179.6 190.1 average 94%
    Archerfield Airport 26.9 +0.2 34.6 27 Nov 14.4 +0.3 6.1 16 Sep 126.4 215.1 low 59%
    Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.2   36.1 15 Nov 12.6   2.8 11 Sep 236.4
    Beerburrum Forest Station 27.0 -0.2 33.9 27 Nov 14.0 -0.4 7.3 14 Sep 114.6 260.6 v low 44%
    Brisbane 26.5 -0.3 33.9 27 Nov 16.1 -0.1 7.0 11 Sep 152.0 221.5 average 69%
    Brisbane Aero 25.3 -0.1 30.4 27 Nov 15.5 0.0 7.0 11 Sep 135.2 211.2 low 64%
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.9 +0.9 28.8 28 Nov 18.3 +0.6 11.2 10 Sep 95.4 239.3 v low 40%
    Coolangatta 25.2 +0.9 32.6 18 Sep 15.2 -0.6 4.6 11 Sep 146.2 270.7 v low 54%
    Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.6 +1.2 31.7 28 Nov 18.6 +0.2 10.2 10 Sep 109.8 210.1 low 52%
    Gold Coast Seaway 25.5 +0.3 32.1 18 Sep 16.8 -0.1 10.8 11 Sep 158.0 278.9 low 57%
    Gympie 27.7 -0.5 36.0 27 Nov 13.4 -0.1 3.4 12 Sep 76.4 206.5 v low 37%
    Hervey Bay Airport 26.5 +0.2 31.7 29 Nov 16.2 -0.7 5.0 11 Sep 126.4 187.5 low 67%
    Jimna Forestry 24.3 -0.7 33.8 15 Nov 11.4 -0.4 2.5 12 Sep 122.0 194.8 low 63%
    Kingaroy Airport 26.2 -0.8 34.5 15 Nov 10.9 -0.6 -0.5 12 Sep 115.0 144.9 low 79%
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.4 +0.1 35.6 27 Nov 15.1 +0.2 6.0 12 Sep 194.1 225.6 average 86%
    Maleny Tamarind St 23.3 -0.7 31.0 15 Nov 14.5 +0.3 6.8 10 Sep 207.8 313.2 low 66%
    Maryborough 27.7 +0.2 33.5 28 Nov 14.4 -0.7 4.0 11 Sep 117.3 202.7 low 58%
    Nambour DPI - Hillside 26.1   33.0 15 Nov 15.0   7.2 12 Sep 162.4
    Rainbow Beach 25.1 -0.4 29.9 3 Nov       188.8 235.1 low 80%
    Redcliffe 25.2   29.9 15 Nov 16.5   9.1 14 Sep 80.0
    Sunshine Coast Airport 25.6 +0.2 30.7 17 Sep 15.1 -0.4 5.7 12 Sep 120.6 227.0 low 53%
    Tewantin RSL Park 25.3 -0.1 30.4 18 Sep 16.3 -0.4 7.5 12 Sep 107.4 269.6 v low 40%
    Toolara (Kelly) 27.5 -0.7 34.3 27 Nov 16.2 -0.2 8.5 10 Sep 139.6 232.7 low 60%
    University of Queensland Gatton 27.9 0.0 36.7 15 Nov 12.5 -0.4 2.6 15 Sep 203.6 179.9 average 113%
    East Darling Downs (district 41)
    Applethorpe 21.6 +0.2 32.0 15 Nov 8.7 -0.1 -0.1 13 Sep 201.6 199.4 average 101%
    Dalby Airport 27.1 -0.8 36.2 15 Nov 11.7 -0.7 1.5 11 Sep 178.8 174.1 average 103%
    Goondiwindi Airport 27.9 -0.4 39.6 15 Nov 13.3 0.0 4.4 11 Sep 251.6 158.3 high 159%
    Inglewood Forest 27.1 -0.7 38.5 15 Nov 12.7 -0.6 3.3 11 Sep 215.8 177.5 average 122%
    Oakey Aero 26.3 0.0 36.0 15 Nov 10.5 -0.5 -0.7 2 Oct 143.0 167.2 average 86%
    Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.6 +0.2 32.0 15 Nov 9.1 +0.4 -1.5 14 Sep 200.6 197.1 average 102%
    Texas Post Office 27.3 -0.2 39.0 15 Nov 12.0 +0.6 0.4 11 Sep 230.2 168.9 high 136%
    Toowoomba Airport 23.4 -0.7 33.2 15 Nov 12.7 +0.1 1.9 11 Sep 185.8 188.0 average 99%
    Warwick 24.7 -0.8 34.8 15 Nov 9.9 -0.6 0.0 15 Sep 175.8 207.6 average 85%
    West Darling Downs (district 42)
    Miles Constance Street 28.8 -0.1 37.9 15 Nov 12.7 -1.2 2.1 13 Sep 170.0 124.8 average 136%
    Maranoa (district 43)
    Injune Post Office 29.0 +0.1 37.2 15 Nov 12.0 -0.3 0.3 13 Sep 152.2 148.7 average 102%
    Mitchell Post Office 29.9 +1.0 39.2 15 Nov 12.2 +0.3 0.4 11 Sep 220.9 128.3 high 172%
    Roma Airport 29.4 +0.3 39.1 15 Nov 12.4 -1.1 0.2 11 Sep 143.0 145.6 average 98%
    St George Airport 29.1 -0.1 39.5 15 Nov 14.4 -0.1 3.9 13 Sep 254.6 153.8 high 166%
    Surat 28.7 -0.1 38.6 15 Nov 13.8 +0.4 3.8 13 Sep 165.3 134.2 high 123%
    Warrego (district 44)
    Bollon Mary St 29.9 +0.6 41.7 15 Nov 14.0 +0.5 2.9 12 Sep 243.6 102.8 v high 237%
    Charleville Aero 30.4 +0.9 39.4 14 Nov 14.5 +0.5 1.6 11 Sep 112.4 106.6 average 105%
    Cunnamulla Post Office 30.3 +1.0 41.7 15 Nov 15.7 +1.2 4.7 11 Sep 142.8 75.2 high 190%
    Far Southwest (district 45)
    Ballera Gas Field 31.5 -0.3 42.4 15 Nov 15.9 -1.3 5.4 10 Sep 55.8 53.8 average 104%
    Quilpie Airport 31.6 +0.9 41.5 15 Nov 16.1 +0.3 4.0 11 Sep 115.2 67.4 high 171%
    Thargomindah Airport 31.2 +0.5 42.9 15 Nov 16.4 -0.3 5.3 13 Sep 92.4 69.1 high 134%
    Offshore Islands (district 200)
    Middle Percy Island 25.2 -0.2 29.6 28 Nov 19.5 -0.5 14.1 12 Sep 41.6 183.1 v low 23%
    Willis Island 28.5 -0.1 31.7 29 Nov 24.2 +0.6 21.1 11 Sep 99.8 78.5 high 127%

    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 December 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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