Queensland in summer 2011-12: Cool nights, average to above average rainfall

  • The lowest state averaged minimum temperature since 1974
  • Near equal percentages of above average (46%) and average (47%) rainfall  
  • A total of 9 temperature and 41 rainfall records 

Monthly summary 

  • December 2011 was a very cool month, with 77% of the state having below average to lowest on record mean temperatures (the exceptions being the coastal northern districts and south and west channel country)
  • January 2012 had a hot start and a wet finish, with only 10% of the state receiving below average rainfall (around 44% above average)
  • February 2012 had cool nights and average rainfall, with the state averaged third lowest minimum temperature on record (64% of the state received both below average (and less) minimum temperatures, as well as average rainfall)

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 377 mm. Most of the above average rainfall occurred south of  the Northern Goldfields & Upper Flinders district to the border, as well as the Wide Bay & Burnett and Southeast Coast districts.

The wettest overall was Halifax Macrossan St with 1592.9 mm, followed by Cardwell Range with 1537.4 mm, followed by Halifax Alert with 1491.0 mm.

The driest overall was the Ballera Gas Field with 34.8 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Lower Springbrook Alert with 313.6 mm on 25 Jan 2012, followed by Springbrook Road with 291.0 mm on 25 Jan 2012, followed by Wunburra with 291.0 mm on 25 Jan 2012, followed by Corbould Pk Racecourse with 288.0 mm on 25 Jan 2012.

Some sites had their highest summer 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 0.77 C below the long-term average of 28.5 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Birdsville Airport with 31.4 C, followed by Boulia Airport with 31.4 C, followed by Bedourie Police Station with 30.5 C, followed by Camooweal Township with 30.2 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 19.1 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 21.0 C, followed by Maleny Tamarind St with 21.6 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 0.74 C below the long-term average of 34.6 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 47.5 C on 7 Jan 2012, followed by Ballera Gas Field with 45.6 C on 7 Jan 2012, followed by Windorah Post Office with 45.6 C on 7 Jan 2012, followed by Urandangi with 45.3 C on 5 Feb 2012.

The warmest days on average were at Birdsville Airport with 38.7 C, followed by Urandangi with 38.6 C, followed by Boulia Airport with 38.5 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 24.2 C, followed by Maleny Tamarind St with 25.2 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 25.5 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 13.0 C on 6 Dec 2011, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 13.5 C on 6 Dec 2011, followed by Applethorpe with 16.4 C on 7 Dec 2011.

Some sites had their coldest summer day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their lowest summer mean daily maximum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest summer 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 0.79 C below the long-term average of 22.3 C (1961-1990).

Around 59% of the state received below average (and less) minimum temperatures (the majority away from coastal districts).

The coldest night was at Applethorpe with 7.9 C on 12 Jan 2012, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 7.9 C on 12 Jan 2012, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.0 C on 2 Dec 2011, followed by Roma Airport with 9.2 C on 13 Jan 2012.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 14.0 C, followed by Warwick with 15.9 C, followed by Oakey Aero with 16.3 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Sweers Island with 26.4 C, followed by Willis Island with 26.3 C, followed by Coconut Island with 25.9 C.

The warmest night was at Birdsville Airport with 32.8 C on 21 Jan 2012, followed by Ballera Gas Field with 32.2 C on 8 Jan 2012, followed by Boulia Airport with 31.5 C on 8 Jan 2012.

Some sites had their lowest summer temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest summer mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their lowest summer 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 Hughenden Airport with 170 km/h on 22 Jan 2012, followed by Willis Island with 117 km/h on 4 Feb 2012, followed by Hamilton Island Airport with 115 km/h on 27 Dec 2011.

Other phenomena

2 tropical cyclones (Fina in December and Jasmine in February)

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Extremes in summer 2011-12
Hottest day 47.5 C at Birdsville Airport on 7 Jan 2012
45.6 C at Ballera Gas Field on 7 Jan 2012
45.6 C at Windorah Post Office on 7 Jan 2012
Warmest days on average 38.7 C at Birdsville Airport
38.6 C at Urandangi
38.5 C at Boulia Airport
Coolest days on average 24.2 C at Applethorpe
25.2 C at Maleny Tamarind St
25.5 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 13.0 C at Applethorpe on 6 Dec 2011
13.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 6 Dec 2011
16.4 C at Applethorpe on 7 Dec 2011
Coldest night 7.9 C at Applethorpe on 12 Jan 2012
7.9 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 12 Jan 2012
9.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 2 Dec 2011
Coolest nights on average 14.0 C at Applethorpe
15.9 C at Warwick
16.3 C at Oakey Aero
Warmest nights on average 26.4 C at Sweers Island
26.3 C at Willis Island
25.9 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 32.8 C at Birdsville Airport on 21 Jan 2012
32.2 C at Ballera Gas Field on 8 Jan 2012
31.5 C at Boulia Airport on 8 Jan 2012
Warmest on average overall 31.4 C at Birdsville Airport
31.4 C at Boulia Airport
30.5 C at Bedourie Police Station
Coolest on average overall 19.1 C at Applethorpe
21.0 C at Toowoomba Airport
21.6 C at Maleny Tamarind St
Wettest overall 1592.9 mm at Halifax Macrossan St
1537.4 mm at Cardwell Range
1491.0 mm at Halifax Alert
Driest overall34.8 mm at Ballera Gas Field
Wettest day 313.6 mm at Lower Springbrook Alert on 25 Jan 2012
291.0 mm at Springbrook Road on 25 Jan 2012
291.0 mm at Wunburra on 25 Jan 2012
Highest wind gust 170 km/h at Hughenden Airport on 22 Jan 2012
117 km/h at Willis Island on 4 Feb 2012
115 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on 27 Dec 2011

Record highest summer daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in summer 2011-12 (mm)
Previous wettest
for summer
Years of
record
Beechal 182.0 on 28 Jan 2012 142.7 on 2 Feb 1906 132
Springsure Comet St 172.0 on 29 Jan 2012 171.5 on 3 Feb 1924 127
Kamilaroi Station 200.4 on 28 Jan 2012 173.5 on 8 Feb 1964 88
Gregory Springs Station 201.6 on 31 Jan 2012 163.8 on 16 Jan 1981 86
Ourigilla 148.4 on 25 Jan 2012 119.4 on 21 Jan 1956 76
Hannaford Post Office 136.8 on 25 Jan 2012 131.1 on 15 Jan 1956 75
Redlands HRS 250.6 on 25 Jan 2012 174.5 on 18 Feb 1956 68
Cardbeign 156.0 on 29 Jan 2012 126.8 on 1 Feb 1978 60
Aldville 162.0 on 29 Jan 2012 156.2 on 22 Jan 1954 58
Lumeah 145.6 on 25 Jan 2012 139.0 on 7 Feb 2010 55
Jackson Community Postal Agency 164.0 on 27 Jan 2012 118.0 on 19 Jan 1982 49
Havelock 110.4 on 3 Feb 2012 106.0 on 1 Feb 1981 44
Freitag 135.2 on 29 Jan 2012 125.0 on 9 Jan 1996 40
Mountain View 150.0 on 29 Jan 2012 134.0 on 3 Dec 2010 40
Heathlands National Park 169.2 on 1 Feb 2012 153.4 on 8 Jan 2008 39
Boondall 216.8 on 25 Jan 2012 184.8 on 22 Feb 1992 37
Lawnton Colonial Drive 255.0 on 25 Jan 2012 181.6 on 9 Feb 1999 37
Mango Hill 201.4 on 25 Jan 2012 180.0 on 22 Feb 1992 34
Dooruna Downs 111.6 on 31 Jan 2012 106.0 on 25 Feb 1997 31
Clontarf 252.0 on 25 Jan 2012 189.0 on 22 Feb 1992 26
Brisbane RPA Hospital 171.0 on 25 Jan 2012 138.0 on 20 Jan 1994 25
Jimboomba Millstream Road 140.4 on 25 Jan 2012 135.8 on 7 Feb 2010 25
Keppel Island South 191.8 on 7 Dec 2011 168.6 on 11 Jan 1993 25
Ormiston College 244.0 on 25 Jan 2012 165.0 on 12 Dec 1991 25
Coombabah Water Treatment Plant 225.0 on 25 Jan 2012 180.0 on 7 Feb 2010 21
Lamb Island Pine Ave 267.0 on 25 Jan 2012 222.0 on 20 Jan 1994 21
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 145.2 on 25 Jan 2012 128.0 on 7 Feb 2010 21
Redland Bay Golf Club 281.0 on 25 Jan 2012 145.0 on 20 Jan 1994 21
Cloncurry Airport 196.4 on 28 Jan 2012 164.0 on 8 Jan 2010 20
Springfield 100.0 on 3 Feb 2012 85.0 on 14 Feb 2002 20



Record highest total summer rainfall
Total rainfall
for summer 2011-12 (mm)
Previous wettest
for summer
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Mitchell Post Office 661.1 589.5 in 1910 128 225.0
Augathella Post Office 541.1 525.1 in 1996 121 213.2
Mungallala 682.6 625.2 in 1916 93 217.4
Kenilworth 573.0 501.2 in 1975 82 186.1
Karoola Park 435.4 408.1 in 1955 56 206.8
Havelock 659.2 593.3 in 1958 55 242.4
Wansey Downs 619.0 507.0 in 1996 44 219.4
Coolangatta 922.0 809.4 in 2005 28 486.6
Sunnybank 401.8 384.2 in 1993 27 217.4
Lochinvar 466.0 438.5 in 1986 26 252.1
Roma Airport 550.4 436.0 in 1995 26 247.1

Highest total summer rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for summer 2011-12 (mm)
Most recent summer
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
summer
Morven Post Office 517.2 546.1 in 1916* 91 222.4
Surat 448.7 496.9 in 1958 53 219.9
Springsure Comet St 703.0 831.4 in 1953* 52 312.3
Toliness Station 503.4 545.3 in 1953* 51 219.2
Boothulla 346.1 394.5 in 1916* 39 161.1
Canungra Finch Road 844.8 1264.6 in 1973 38 456.1
Wallumbilla Post Office 417.4 485.8 in 1970* 38 229.9
Mt Tamborine Fern St 1187.4 1282.5 in 1975 36 609.1
Rosehill 517.4 626.6 in 1975* 35 193.6
Nindigully 424.2 621.1 in 1975* 34 199.7
Whyenbah 409.7 697.1 in 1975* 33 178.0
Miami Bardon Ave 944.2 956.8 in 1975* 32 569.9
Oxenford (Oberon Way) 883.6 1216.1 in 1973* 31 499.8
Nerang Gilston Rd 1003.9 1381.0 in 1973* 28 544.4
Ulcanbah 528.2 541.0 in 1990* 20 298.9

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Record lowest total summer rainfall
Total rainfall
for summer 2011-12 (mm)
Previous driest
for summer
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Rosella Plains Station 130.0 149.4 in 1993 78 474.8



Record lowest summer daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in summer 2011-12 (C)
Previous coolest
for summer
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Lady Elliot Island 23.8 on 16 Jan 2012 24.0 on 16 Dec 1989 56 29.0
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 13.5 on 6 Dec 2011 14.4 on 1 Dec 1986 51 27.0
Surat 18.3 on 6 Dec 2011 19.7 on 14 Feb 2000 50 33.8
Redlands HRS 20.0 on 7 Dec 2011 21.3 on 1 Dec 1986 48 28.6
Applethorpe 13.0 on 6 Dec 2011 13.1 on 1 Dec 1986 43 25.8
Gold Coast Seaway 20.9 on 7 Dec 2011 21.3 on 2 Dec 1994 21 28.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 19.2 on 7 Dec 2011 20.0 on 27 Dec 2006 20 29.3
Musgrave 24.7 on 29 Dec 2011 24.9 on 21 Jan 2010 20 33.6



Record lowest summer mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for summer 2011-12 (C)
Previous coolest
for summer
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Surat 30.1 30.2 in 1975 61 33.8

Lowest summer mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for summer 2011-12 (C)
Most recent summer
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
summer
Bollon Mary St 31.5 30.7 in 1975* 35 34.9
Texas Post Office 30.6 30.4 in 1975* 33 33.1
Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.3 26.6 in 1988* 20 27.6

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.




Record lowest summer temperature
Lowest temperature
in summer 2011-12 (C)
Previous coolest
for summer
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Mount Isa Aero 13.1 on 13 Feb 2012 13.4 on 7 Dec 1978 46 23.4



Record lowest summer mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for summer 2011-12 (C)
Previous coolest
for summer
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Urandangi 20.2 21.9 in 1974 68 23.4
Mount Isa Aero 21.0 21.9 in 1999 45 23.4

Lowest summer mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for summer 2011-12 (C)
Most recent summer
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
summer
Charleville Aero 18.8 18.6 in 1955 56 21.1
Quilpie Airport 21.3 21.1 in 1955 56 23.1
Barcaldine Post Office 21.8 21.7 in 1975* 35 22.7
Longreach Aero 20.9 20.7 in 1975* 35 22.6
Tambo Post Office 18.4 17.8 in 1978* 32 19.8
Isisford Post Office 21.3 16.9 in 1975* 28 22.4
Bollon Mary St 19.0 18.7 in 1983* 27 20.8
Mitchell Post Office 18.1 17.8 in 1985 26 19.4

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.




Summary statistics for summer 2011-12
Maximum temperatures
for summer
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for summer
(C)
Rainfall
for summer
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2011-12
Diff
from
average
Highest for
summer
2011-12
Mean for
summer
2011-12
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
summer
2011-12
Total for
summer
2011-12
Average
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2011-12
Fraction of
summer
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.3 +0.2 36.6 1 Dec 2011 25.9 -0.1 22.8 2 Feb 2012 603.6 747.7 low 81%
Coen Airport 32.5   38.8 8 Dec 2011 23.9   21.7 7 Jan 2012 623.4
Horn Island 31.6 +0.6 34.2 18 Dec 2011 25.4 +0.2 22.7 7 Jan 2012 924.2 1080.8 low 86%
Scherger RAAF 32.6   37.0 1 Dec 2011 24.0   22.0 9 Feb 2012 1391.4
Weipa Aero 32.5 +0.2 34.9 10 Dec 2011 24.1 -0.1 22.2 12 Dec 2011 1280.8 1326.1 average 97%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 31.9 +0.2 35.3 8 Dec 2011 24.1 +0.5 20.9 7 Jan 2012 936.8 1005.1 average 93%
Musgrave 33.8 +0.2 40.0 8 Dec 2011 23.3 +0.3 20.1 3 Jan 2012 845.7 747.3 average 113%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.2 +0.6 40.6 9 Dec 2011 24.5 -0.8 19.1 9 Feb 2012 461.8 557.1 average 83%
Century Mine 37.1   41.6 12 Jan 2012 22.9   16.9 4 Feb 2012 444.8 465.1 average 96%
Cloncurry Airport 36.8 0.0 42.7 10 Jan 2012 22.7 -1.8 16.2 8 Feb 2012 347.4 384.9 average 90%
Croydon Township 35.4 -0.4 40.7 14 Dec 2011 24.3 0.0 18.1 9 Feb 2012 418.3 519.5 average 81%
Julia Creek Airport 37.2 -0.2 44.2 10 Jan 2012 22.1 -1.3 15.3 9 Feb 2012 376.8 325.5 high 116%
Kowanyama Airport 32.9 -0.5 36.1 8 Dec 2011 24.2 -0.1 21.3 9 Feb 2012 971.4 872.7 average 111%
Mornington Island 32.8 +0.5 37.3 14 Dec 2011 25.4 -0.3 22.0 9 Feb 2012 770.8 791.2 average 97%
Mount Isa Aero 36.0 -0.2 41.6 5 Feb 2012 21.0 -2.4 13.1 13 Feb 2012 277.4 288.1 average 96%
Normanton Airport 34.9 +0.4 39.8 14 Dec 2011 24.8 -0.6 20.8 9 Feb 2012 429.0 582.1 low 74%
Sweers Island 32.8 0.0 36.5 15 Jan 2012 26.4 -0.1 22.0 17 Jan 2012 547.0 888.8 low 62%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 34.4   38.5 11 Jan 2012 22.3   16.2 8 Dec 2011 351.5
Hughenden Airport 34.5 -1.1 41.4 10 Jan 2012 21.8 -1.4 14.7 12 Feb 2012 541.0 337.2 high 160%
Richmond Airport 36.4 -0.2 44.5 10 Jan 2012 21.8 -1.3 13.1 13 Feb 2012 295.0 287.6 average 103%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 31.8 +0.5 35.8 13 Dec 2011 23.9 +0.3 19.6 6 Jan 2012 789.0 1032.5 low 76%
Cape Flattery 32.2   36.4 28 Dec 2011 24.7   20.7 11 Jan 2012 669.2 696.0 average 96%
Cooktown Airport 31.7 -0.2 36.5 12 Dec 2011 24.3 -0.1 20.3 7 Jan 2012 697.8 759.9 low 92%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.0 -0.1 35.1 15 Jan 2012 25.5 0.0 21.5 20 Feb 2012 1105.9 1035.4 average 107%
Mareeba Airport 31.4 +0.4 37.3 13 Dec 2011 21.2 -0.1 16.9 6 Jan 2012 526.2 602.8 average 87%
Walkamin Research Station 30.1 +0.3 35.5 13 Dec 2011 20.6 +0.4 16.5 5 Jan 2012 468.7 603.2 average 78%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 30.6 -0.8 34.0 13 Dec 2011 23.8 +1.1 20.4 6 Jan 2012 951.9 1100.5 average 86%
Ingham Composite 32.1 0.0 37.4 7 Feb 2012 23.3 +0.5 20.3 6 Jan 2012 1205.9 1103.1 average 109%
Innisfail 31.1 +0.4 33.8 7 Feb 2012 23.7 +1.1 19.6 6 Jan 2012 1194.4 1375.7 average 87%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.2 +0.2 36.3 7 Feb 2012 23.1 +0.7 18.4 6 Jan 2012 1091.0 1378.4 average 79%
Townsville Aero 31.5 +0.2 35.4 13 Dec 2011 24.5 +0.4 20.9 5 Jan 2012 684.0 715.7 average 96%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 31.0 -0.1 33.1 27 Dec 2011 24.5 -0.2 19.8 3 Jan 2012 595.0 656.9 average 91%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.1 +0.3 36.8 8 Dec 2011 23.1 +0.6 19.0 3 Jan 2012 428.8 565.6 average 76%
Bowen Airport 31.3 -0.1 34.9 8 Dec 2011 23.1 -0.6 17.9 4 Jan 2012 351.3 571.8 low 61%
Collinsville Post Office 33.3 0.0 39.2 27 Dec 2011 21.5 -0.2 15.6 4 Jan 2012 454.6 394.6 average 115%
Hamilton Island Airport 29.7 0.0 32.8 13 Dec 2011 24.7 0.0 19.2 28 Dec 2011 725.4 756.5 average 96%
Mackay Aero 30.3 +0.1 34.2 21 Feb 2012 23.0 +0.2 19.1 4 Jan 2012
Mackay M.O 30.3 +0.4 34.6 27 Dec 2011 23.7 +0.4 20.0 5 Jan 2012 690.8 791.7 average 87%
Proserpine Airport 31.5 0.0 35.6 12 Jan 2012 22.5 +0.1 17.6 5 Jan 2012 791.2 853.3 average 93%
Samuel Hill Aero 29.9 -0.7 34.4 12 Jan 2012 21.4 +0.2 16.6 5 Jan 2012 492.8 688.8 low 72%
St Lawrence 31.3   36.5 11 Dec 2011 22.3   17.7 4 Jan 2012 442.6
St Lawrence Post Office 31.6 +0.1 36.1 11 Dec 2011 22.3 +0.1 18.6 4 Jan 2012 429.0 530.1 average 81%
Williamson 31.0   34.2 7 Dec 2011 22.1   17.8 5 Jan 2012 423.6
Woolshed 28.8 +0.5 33.2 7 Feb 2012 20.7 0.0 16.9 3 Jan 2012 562.4 661.7 average 85%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 28.3 -0.8 33.1 11 Dec 2011 22.7 -0.7 19.2 20 Dec 2011 405.6 422.8 average 96%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 33.5 0.0 39.0 27 Dec 2011 21.7 -0.6 17.7 3 Jan 2012 413.0 403.8 average 102%
Moranbah Water Treatment Plant 33.2 -0.5 39.8 10 Jan 2012 21.3 -0.3 17.5 8 Dec 2011 486.3 309.9 high 157%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 32.7   38.7 10 Jan 2012 20.3   15.4 8 Dec 2011 382.0
Emerald Airport 32.7 -1.3 39.9 10 Jan 2012 20.9 -1.0 17.2 3 Jan 2012 349.6 270.4 high 129%
Lochington 32.3   40.0 9 Jan 2012 20.2   16.4 9 Feb 2012 475.4
Rolleston Airport 32.3   39.8 10 Jan 2012 20.0   16.2 4 Jan 2012 322.6
Springsure Comet St 31.3 -2.2 38.1 9 Jan 2012 19.8 -0.6 15.7 8 Dec 2011 703.0 312.3 v high 225%
Tambo Post Office 32.0 -2.5 39.0 8 Jan 2012 18.4 -1.4 12.0 13 Jan 2012 452.0 229.1 v high 197%
Taroom Post Office 32.5 -0.8 40.7 9 Jan 2012 19.7 -0.5 15.5 12 Jan 2012 364.0 278.8 high 131%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 34.0 -1.3 41.5 7 Jan 2012 21.8 -0.9 16.7 8 Dec 2011 325.4 228.3 high 143%
Blackall Airport 33.1 -2.3 40.9 8 Jan 2012 19.9 -2.5 14.1 12 Feb 2012 430.6 320.7 average 134%
Isisford Post Office 34.9 -1.7 42.5 7 Jan 2012 21.3 -1.1 15.4 11 Feb 2012 322.8 196.6 high 164%
Longreach Aero 35.5 -1.2 43.8 7 Jan 2012 20.9 -1.7 14.8 12 Feb 2012 242.2 219.1 average 111%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.5 +0.3 44.0 5 Feb 2012 22.9 -1.0 14.3 8 Feb 2012 226.4 254.0 average 89%
The Monument Airport 37.4 +0.4 43.4 5 Feb 2012 22.7 -1.0 15.8 9 Feb 2012 167.4 198.9 average 84%
Trepell Airport 36.8 -0.5 42.8 7 Jan 2012 22.0 -1.8 15.8 8 Feb 2012 285.2 233.4 average 122%
Urandangi 38.6 +0.5 45.3 5 Feb 2012 20.2 -3.2 14.5 7 Dec 2011 132.7 166.5 average 80%
Winton Airport 36.8 -0.5 44.3 7 Jan 2012 22.2 -1.2 15.3 12 Feb 2012 197.4 206.0 average 96%
Winton Post Office 36.8 -0.5 42.8 7 Jan 2012 22.7 -0.4 17.0 12 Feb 2012 226.3 220.2 average 103%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 38.0 -0.3 45.2 7 Jan 2012 23.1 -1.1 16.3 7 Dec 2011 133.1 86.0 high 155%
Birdsville Airport 38.7 -0.2 47.5 7 Jan 2012 24.2 -0.8 15.0 7 Feb 2012 35.6 61.6 low 58%
Boulia Airport 38.5 +0.3 45.0 7 Jan 2012 24.4 +0.4 17.5 7 Dec 2011 58.8 130.4 low 45%
Windorah Post Office 36.6 -0.8 45.6 7 Jan 2012 22.4 -1.0 15.2 7 Dec 2011 133.7 121.4 average 110%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 33.2 -0.7 39.4 10 Jan 2012 20.8 -0.1 16.5 2 Jan 2012 298.2 312.5 average 95%
Bundaberg Aero 29.7 -0.1 35.0 10 Jan 2012 20.5 -0.6 17.0 4 Dec 2011 547.4 459.3 high 119%
Gayndah Airport 31.3   39.6 10 Jan 2012 19.3   13.5 2 Jan 2012 292.0
Gladstone Airport 29.8 -0.6 35.1 10 Jan 2012 22.3 -0.4 18.3 20 Dec 2011 349.6 416.7 average 84%
Gladstone Radar 31.0 -0.1 36.7 11 Jan 2012 22.0 -0.3 18.2 6 Dec 2011 346.8 420.2 average 83%
Lady Elliot Island 28.4 -0.6 31.5 22 Feb 2012 23.7 0.0 20.3 16 Jan 2012 394.0 383.4 average 103%
Monto Township 30.8 -1.0 38.6 10 Jan 2012 18.6 -0.3 12.5 2 Jan 2012 257.0 316.3 average 81%
Rockhampton Aero 31.3 -0.5 38.2 10 Jan 2012 22.0 +0.2 18.4 6 Dec 2011 434.2 379.3 high 114%
Rundle Island 27.5 -0.5 31.3 13 Feb 2012 23.6 -0.6 19.7 30 Dec 2011
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 28.5 -0.7 33.5 12 Jan 2012 21.6 -0.5 18.3 6 Dec 2011 811.0 429.9 v high 189%
Seventeen Seventy 28.4 -0.6 32.2 9 Feb 2012 21.9 -0.8 18.0 6 Dec 2011 539.4 486.6 average 111%
Thangool Airport 32.1 -1.0 38.9 10 Jan 2012 18.6 -0.9 12.3 3 Jan 2012 357.6 288.1 high 124%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 29.5 -1.3 40.6 9 Jan 2012 18.1 -1.1 11.5 3 Dec 2011 394.2 362.6 high 109%
Archerfield Airport 29.0 -0.8 36.8 11 Jan 2012 19.1 -0.7 13.0 3 Dec 2011 584.0 417.4 high 140%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 29.0   39.2 9 Jan 2012 17.8   11.6 3 Dec 2011 533.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 28.6 -1.2 38.0 9 Jan 2012 18.9 -0.5 14.5 4 Dec 2011 1168.8 572.6 v high 204%
Brisbane 28.7 -1.2 37.1 11 Jan 2012 20.2 -0.8 15.8 3 Dec 2011 638.0 433.8 high 147%
Brisbane Aero 27.5 -1.3 35.9 11 Jan 2012 19.9 -0.9 13.9 3 Dec 2011 620.0 414.4 high 150%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.5 -0.1 29.9 29 Feb 2012 21.4 -0.2 17.6 18 Dec 2011 460.0 434.0 average 106%
Coolangatta 27.6 -0.2 31.5 10 Jan 2012 19.7 -0.8 14.7 4 Dec 2011 922.0 486.6 highest 189%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.3 -0.3 33.4 11 Jan 2012 21.8 -0.3 17.8 8 Dec 2011 566.8 458.7 high 124%
Gold Coast Seaway 28.0 -0.4 32.4 20 Feb 2012 20.8 -0.5 16.9 4 Dec 2011 703.6 441.8 high 159%
Gympie 29.2 -1.8 37.7 11 Jan 2012 19.0 -0.3 13.7 2 Jan 2012 633.2 468.8 high 135%
Hervey Bay Airport 29.0 -0.8 33.5 12 Feb 2012 20.8 -1.0 16.5 4 Dec 2011 667.6 442.9 high 151%
Kingaroy Airport 28.2 -2.1 37.5 9 Jan 2012 16.8 -0.8 10.0 4 Dec 2011 391.6 271.9 high 144%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.2 -1.1 37.9 11 Jan 2012 19.4 -0.6 14.5 3 Dec 2011 695.4 418.1 v high 166%
Maleny Tamarind St 25.2 -1.5 35.0 9 Jan 2012 18.0 -0.3 13.8 3 Dec 2011 1280.6 800.7 high 160%
Maryborough 29.5 -1.0 34.6 11 Jan 2012 19.9 -0.4 16.2 4 Dec 2011 564.7 466.4 high 121%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 27.7   36.7 9 Jan 2012 19.5   14.8 4 Dec 2011 1338.7
Point Lookout 28.5 -0.2 33.6 11 Jan 2012 20.7 -1.5 14.1 16 Jan 2012 835.9 440.0 v high 190%
Rainbow Beach 27.6 -1.0 32.8 9 Jan 2012       883.5 515.6 high 171%
Redcliffe 27.4   33.9 11 Jan 2012 20.8   16.7 3 Dec 2011 819.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.9 -0.6 34.8 9 Jan 2012 20.3 -0.5 15.8 19 Dec 2011 848.2 498.9 high 170%
Tewantin RSL Park 27.4 -0.9 35.4 9 Jan 2012 20.9 -0.6 17.2 19 Dec 2011 966.8 515.6 v high 188%
Toolara (Kelly) 29.1 -2.0 36.4 9 Jan 2012 19.7 -0.7 16.6 4 Dec 2011 776.4 527.7 high 147%
University of Queensland Gatton 29.8 -1.4 39.5 9 Jan 2012 18.1 -0.6 12.8 18 Dec 2011 369.8 311.2 high 119%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 24.2 -1.6 32.4 9 Jan 2012 14.0 -0.7 7.9 12 Jan 2012 341.0 281.6 high 121%
Dalby Airport 30.2 -1.7 38.6 9 Jan 2012 17.2 -1.1 11.9 3 Dec 2011 186.8 260.3 average 72%
Goondiwindi Airport 30.5 -2.5 37.5 8 Jan 2012 18.6 -1.0 13.2 7 Dec 2011 360.6 252.5 high 143%
Inglewood Forest 30.2 -2.3 36.2 9 Jan 2012 16.7 -1.7 11.8 2 Dec 2011 256.6 227.1 high 113%
Oakey Aero 29.3 -1.0 37.9 9 Jan 2012 16.3 -1.1 10.0 12 Jan 2012 160.8 260.0 low 62%
Texas Post Office 30.6 -2.5 36.6 9 Jan 2012 17.2 -0.8 12.1 3 Dec 2011 242.1 245.5 average 99%
Toowoomba Airport 25.5 -2.3 34.9 9 Jan 2012 16.4 -0.9 11.8 2 Dec 2011 330.0 314.8 average 105%
Warwick 27.7 -1.9 37.1 9 Jan 2012 15.9 -0.7 11.1 18 Dec 2011 210.0 260.0 average 81%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 31.0 -2.0 37.3 9 Jan 2012 18.4 -1.5 14.1 13 Jan 2012
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 30.5 -2.5 37.1 9 Jan 2012 18.1 -0.8 11.7 13 Jan 2012 487.7 270.5 v high 180%
Mitchell Post Office 30.7 -2.9 38.5 8 Jan 2012 18.1 -1.3 12.5 13 Jan 2012 661.1 225.0 highest 294%
Roma Airport 31.0 -2.3 37.1 8 Jan 2012 17.8 -2.4 9.2 13 Jan 2012 550.4 247.1 highest 223%
St George Airport 30.0 -4.0 38.4 8 Jan 2012 19.1 -2.0 11.4 13 Jan 2012 401.4 211.8 high 190%
Surat 30.1 -3.7 37.1 8 Jan 2012 18.7 -1.4 10.9 13 Jan 2012 448.7 219.9 v high 204%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 31.5 -3.4 41.2 8 Jan 2012 19.0 -1.8 12.0 3 Dec 2011 357.1 171.1 v high 209%
Charleville Aero 31.8 -2.7 40.6 8 Jan 2012 18.8 -2.3 13.6 8 Feb 2012 333.2 201.7 high 165%
Cunnamulla Post Office 32.9 -2.4 41.7 7 Jan 2012 20.5 -1.0 15.1 13 Jan 2012 362.8 139.4 v high 260%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 37.1 -0.8 45.6 7 Jan 2012 22.5 -2.1 14.6 7 Dec 2011 34.8 70.9 average 49%
Quilpie Airport 34.6 -1.7 44.0 7 Jan 2012 21.3 -1.8 16.3 2 Dec 2011 184.7 137.2 high 135%
Thargomindah Airport 34.7 -2.3 43.7 7 Jan 2012 21.9 -2.4 14.2 2 Dec 2011 146.2 123.2 high 119%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 28.4 +0.3 31.6 7 Feb 2012 22.8 -0.3 19.1 15 Jan 2012 478.4 527.4 average 91%
Willis Island 31.1 +0.5 33.5 13 Dec 2011 26.3 +0.7 23.5 28 Dec 2011 339.2 520.4 average 65%

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 March 2012. 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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