Queensland in autumn 2012: A wet cool autumn

  • Around 68% of the state recorded above average rainfall
  • Over half the state experienced below average temperatures
  • There were a total of 21 daily rainfall records, 1 total autumn rainfall record, 10 daily low maximum and 3 daily minimum temperature records broken

Monthly summary 

  • March 2012 was cold and wet across the state, with the 8th coolest maximum temperature on record (since 1950), 7th wettest March on record (since 1900) and cooler than average minimum temperatures
  • April 2012 had average temperatures and rainfall with most of the state recording average temperatures, however, around one third experienced below average minimum temperatures. Most of the state recorded average rainfall
  • May 2012 was wet in the north and cool nights mostly in the south. Over half of the state recorded above average rainfall and around 68% of the state experienced cooler nights 

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 240 mm.

The wettest overall was 5259.6 mm at Bellenden Ker Top, followed by Babinda Post Office with 2284.6 mm, followed by Mt Sophia with 2112.0 mm, followed by Tung Oil Alert with 2064.0 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Mount Jukes with 388.0 mm on 21 Mar, followed by Paluma Ivy Cottage with 366.0 mm on 20 Mar, followed by Daradgee with 342.2 mm on 26 Mar.

Some sites had their highest autumn daily rainfall on record.

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was -0.71 C below the long-term average of 23.3 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 28.5 C, followed by Horn Island with 27.6 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 27.1 C, followed by Willis Island with 27.1 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 15.1 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.4 C, followed by Jimna Forestry with 17.2 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was -0.59 C below the long-term average of 29.5 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 40.9 C on 3 Apr, followed by Bedourie Police Station with 39.9 C on 3 Apr, followed by Birdsville Airport with 39.8 C on 2 Apr.

The warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 32.1 C, followed by Burketown Airport with 32.0 C, followed by Camooweal Township with 31.9 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 21.1 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 21.8 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 22.0 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 11.9 C on 25 May, followed by Applethorpe with 12.3 C on 26 May, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 13.0 C on 25 May, followed by Tambo Post Office with 13.0 C on 25 May.

Some sites had their coldest autumn day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their lowest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was -0.84 C below the long-term average of 17.2 C (1961-1990).

The coldest night was at Oakey Aero with -3.2 C on 15 May, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -3.0 C on 15 May, followed by Warwick with -3.0 C on 15 May, followed by Roma Airport with -2.9 C on 16 May.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 9.0 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.1 C, followed by Oakey Aero with 10.1 C, followed by Roma Airport with 10.1 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 25.7 C, followed by Willis Island with 25.1 C, followed by Horn Island with 24.9 C.

The warmest night was at Sweers Island with 27.9 C on 6 Mar, followed by Sweers Island with 27.9 C on 6 Apr, followed by Willis Island with 27.7 C on 3 Mar, followed by Coconut Island with 27.7 C on 19 Mar, followed by Willis Island with 27.6 C on 1 Mar.

Some sites had their lowest autumn temperature on record.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Townsville Aero with 111 km/h on 20 Mar, followed by Middle Percy Island with 102 km/h on 18 Mar, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 94 km/h on 28 May.

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Extremes in autumn 2012
Hottest day 40.9 C at Birdsville Airport on 3 Apr
39.9 C at Bedourie Police Station on 3 Apr
39.8 C at Birdsville Airport on 2 Apr
Warmest days on average 32.1 C at Century Mine
32.0 C at Burketown Airport
31.9 C at Camooweal Township
Coolest days on average 21.1 C at Applethorpe
21.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
22.0 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 11.9 C at Applethorpe on 25 May
12.3 C at Applethorpe on 26 May
13.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 25 May
Coldest night -3.2 C at Oakey Aero on 15 May
-3.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 15 May
-3.0 C at Warwick on 15 May
Coolest nights on average 9.0 C at Applethorpe
9.1 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
10.1 C at Oakey Aero
Warmest nights on average 25.7 C at Coconut Island
25.1 C at Willis Island
24.9 C at Horn Island
Warmest night 27.9 C at Sweers Island on 6 Mar
27.9 C at Sweers Island on 6 Apr
27.7 C at Willis Island on 3 Mar
Warmest on average overall 28.5 C at Coconut Island
27.6 C at Horn Island
27.1 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 15.1 C at Applethorpe
15.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
17.2 C at Jimna Forestry
Wettest overall5259.6 mm Bellenden Ker Top
2284.6 mm at Babinda Post Office
2112.0 mm at Mt Sophia
Wettest day 388.0 mm at Mount Jukes on 21 Mar
366.0 mm at Paluma Ivy Cottage on 20 Mar
342.2 mm at Daradgee on 26 Mar
Highest wind gust 111 km/h at Townsville Aero on 20 Mar
102 km/h at Middle Percy Island on 18 Mar
94 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 28 May

Maps
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Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest autumn daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in autumn 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Miranda Downs Station 224.0 on 18 Mar 212.1 on 14 Mar 1934 104
Dunbar Station 250.0 on 17 Mar 225.6 on 3 Mar 1924 90
Como 253.8 on 5 Mar 248.2 on 12 May 1955 76
Mount Jukes 388.0 on 21 Mar 333.0 on 26 May 1955 68
Tuan Creek Forest Stn 265.0 on 6 Mar 242.0 on 6 Mar 1976 65
Gue 93.0 on 21 Mar 92.0 on 6 Apr 2010 55
Toomba Stud 126.2 on 20 Mar 98.0 on 24 Mar 1990 53
Springs 195.6 on 22 Mar 177.8 on 2 Apr 1972 52
Inorunie Station 155.0 on 18 Mar 142.0 on 21 Mar 2006 51
Greenvale Township 131.8 on 20 Mar 110.0 on 27 Apr 1983 50
Conjuboy Station 167.0 on 20 Mar 124.0 on 28 Apr 1983 49
Orientos Station 97.4 on 3 Mar 85.2 on 31 Mar 1988 47
Paluma Ivy Cottage 366.0 on 20 Mar 339.4 on 9 Mar 1983 44
The Lynd Station 130.0 on 20 Mar 80.7 on 23 Mar 1997 41
Beenham Valley Rd 262.0 on 5 Mar 135.0 on 11 Apr 1988 31
Dooruna Downs 89.5 on 19 Mar 75.0 on 3 Apr 1988 27
Hamilton Island 165.6 on 20 Mar 137.0 on 25 Mar 1997 25
Adavale 105.0 on 5 Mar 80.4 on 5 Mar 2011 23
Doraville Station 198.0 on 21 Mar 193.0 on 21 Mar 2010 22
Daydream Island Resort 260.0 on 20 Mar 172.6 on 1 Apr 2011 21
Charters Towers Airport 80.0 on 7 Mar 76.8 on 24 Mar 1997 20
Rainbow Beach 184.2 on 5 Mar 165.8 on 11 May 1999 20



Record highest total autumn rainfall
Total rainfall
for autumn 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Turrawulla Station 410.7 403.6 in 1989 37 141.8
Rainbow Beach 721.4 721.1 in 1999 20 449.5

Highest total autumn rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for autumn 2012 (mm)
Most recent autumn
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
autumn
Laura Post Office 494.3 558.9 in 1964* 46 216.8
Orientos Station 167.6 201.4 in 1971 41 46.0
Boulia Airport 167.0 278.9 in 1973 39 63.8
Aurukun Shire Council 848.0 848.7 in 1971* 35 427.8
Maryborough 643.6 735.4 in 1989 23 323.7
Tuan Creek Forest Stn 627.3 833.9 in 1989 23 357.1
Collinsville Post Office 412.0 539.7 in 1990 22 172.5
Gregory Springs Station 320.2 389.2 in 1990 22 148.5
Roma Peak 535.8 796.0 in 1990 22 256.5
St Lawrence Post Office 438.8 669.1 in 1990 22 241.4
Warden Bend 453.4 708.6 in 1990 22 187.5
Ayr DPI Research Stn 545.0 948.2 in 1990* 21 245.3
Home Hill Post Office 421.0 910.0 in 1990* 21 234.5
Toomba Stud 350.8 450.4 in 1990* 21 139.8
Childers South 399.2 468.2 in 1992 20 228.9
Mingela Post Office 480.5 492.2 in 1990* 20 171.2
Ulcanbah 320.4 378.6 in 1990* 20 128.8

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




Record lowest autumn daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in autumn 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Collinsville Post Office 16.4 on 25 May 18.9 on 25 May 1959 55 29.9
St Lawrence Post Office 15.1 on 26 May 15.5 on 12 May 1978 55 29.0
Barcaldine Post Office 13.6 on 25 May 14.2 on 26 Apr 1983 51 29.7
Croydon Township 17.9 on 25 May 19.9 on 26 Apr 1983 48 33.3
Mornington Island 18.8 on 25 May 20.6 on 26 May 1974 39 30.7
Bundaberg Aero 16.4 on 26 May 17.7 on 30 May 2000 33 27.0
Mackay Aero 16.7 on 26 May 18.0 on 22 May 1954 27 27.3
Charters Towers Airport 15.1 on 26 May 18.5 on 31 May 2000 20 29.8
Emerald Airport 16.0 on 25 May 17.0 on 31 May 2000 20 29.7
Rainbow Beach 17.2 on 26 May 17.4 on 30 May 2000 20 25.8



Lowest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2012 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
autumn
Cardwell Marine Pde 27.8 27.7 in 1949* 61 29.0
Richmond Post Office 30.4 29.0 in 1971 41 32.2

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




Record lowest autumn temperature
Lowest temperature
in autumn 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Urandangi -1.0 on 28 May 0.8 on 26 May 1967 54 16.6
Cloncurry Airport 4.8 on 26 May 5.3 on 29 May 2000 20 19.2
Roma Airport -2.9 on 16 May -2.2 on 25 May 2006 20 12.6



Summary statistics for autumn 2012
Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2012
Mean for
autumn
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2012
Total for
autumn
2012
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2012
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.3 -0.1 35.0 10 Apr 25.7 0.0 22.7 13 May 530.6 536.0 average 99%
Coen Airport 30.4 -0.5 33.0 9 Mar 21.8 +0.3 17.2 25 Apr 219.2 328.4 average 67%
Horn Island 30.3 0.0 32.9 5 Mar 24.9 -0.1 21.1 5 Apr 669.6 660.7 average 101%
Scherger RAAF 31.5   38.2 7 Mar 22.4   18.9 5 Apr 644.4
Weipa Aero 31.5 -0.5 34.0 5 Mar 22.8 +0.2 19.9 6 May 758.0 530.4 high 143%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.6 -0.1 32.5 23 Mar 23.2 +0.5 17.9 5 Apr 609.4 861.7 low 71%
Musgrave 31.2 -0.4 34.3 5 Mar 20.3 +0.5 14.0 17 May 295.3 326.3 average 90%
Palmerville 30.9 -1.0 34.4 6 Mar 19.6 0.0 13.3 20 May 232.2 245.0 average 95%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 32.0 -1.3 36.8 5 Apr 20.3 -0.8 10.0 28 May 263.4 221.5 average 119%
Century Mine 32.1   37.8 5 Apr 18.9   8.0 27 May 132.2 151.3 average 87%
Cloncurry Airport 30.7 -2.1 38.0 4 Apr 18.0 -1.2 4.8 26 May 207.6 108.1 high 192%
Croydon Township 31.1 -2.2 35.6 6 Mar 20.1 -0.6 7.9 28 May 359.0 150.6 v high 238%
Julia Creek Airport 30.1 -3.8 35.6 5 Apr 16.0 -0.9 2.9 27 May 397.2 86.4 v high 460%
Kowanyama Airport 31.8 -0.8 34.6 6 Mar 21.6 +0.1 15.9 17 May 398.0 301.5 high 132%
Mornington Island 30.4 -0.3 34.6 4 Apr 22.6 -0.1 16.1 27 May 459.4 327.4 high 140%
Mount Isa Aero 30.5 -0.8 38.2 5 Apr 16.2 -1.8 3.0 26 May 93.4 94.3 average 99%
Normanton Airport 31.6 -1.7 35.8 5 Mar 21.4 -0.7 12.8 26 May 484.0 190.6 high 254%
Sweers Island 29.6 -1.2 33.4 2 Apr 23.3 -0.7 14.9 27 May 436.9 344.9 average 127%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 30.7   34.6 5 Mar 18.8   10.7 28 May 297.2
Hughenden Airport 29.1 -2.5 34.7 6 Mar 16.1 -1.3 3.2 27 May 147.8 61.9 high 239%
Richmond Airport 30.1 -2.6 36.3 5 Apr 16.1 -1.1 3.9 27 May 231.8 106.9 high 217%
Richmond Post Office 30.4 -1.8 36.6 5 Mar 16.7 -0.2 4.3 27 May 215.4 99.5 high 216%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.1 0.0 34.3 22 Mar 21.7 +0.2 17.3 4 Apr 1213.0 721.5 high 168%
Cape Flattery 29.6   33.2 22 Mar 24.0   19.7 4 Apr 767.0 736.4 average 104%
Cooktown Airport 28.7 -0.4 33.9 23 Mar 22.6 +0.2 15.6 17 May 715.4 592.9 average 121%
Low Isles Lighthouse 28.6 -0.7 33.1 22 Mar 23.9 -0.1 20.5 27 May 1135.9 771.8 high 147%
Mareeba Airport 27.8 -0.5 32.3 5 Mar 18.8 +0.2 13.6 29 May 341.6 212.9 high 160%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 27.8 -1.2 32.0 21 Mar 20.8 +0.9 14.1 29 May 1098.8 704.0 high 156%
Ingham Composite 28.4 -0.5 35.6 21 Mar 20.2 +0.1 11.9 29 May 1188.3 711.2 high 167%
Innisfail 27.9 -0.2 36.5 22 Mar 21.2 +0.9 15.0 29 May 1820.5 1427.2 high 128%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.8 -0.3 35.2 22 Mar 20.7 +0.5 13.6 29 May 1786.9 1276.7 high 140%
Townsville Aero 29.1 -0.2 33.1 3 Apr 20.4 0.0 11.4 29 May 639.4 290.2 v high 220%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.3 -0.6 32.1 3 Apr 20.2 -0.3 9.4 28 May 514.8 202.3 v high 254%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 28.8 -0.5 33.4 3 Apr 19.0 +0.1 8.4 28 May 545.0 245.3 v high 222%
Bowen Airport 28.6 -0.5 32.7 3 Apr 19.5 -1.0 8.3 28 May 423.3 216.2 high 196%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.2 -0.4 31.4 6 Mar 22.1 -0.3 14.7 27 May 800.8 452.5 high 177%
Mackay Aero 27.1 -0.2 32.7 5 Mar 18.8 -0.1 7.8 28 May 731.6 502.2 high 146%
Mackay M.O 26.2 -0.3 32.7 5 Mar 19.8 0.0 10.4 28 May 890.6 526.6 high 169%
Proserpine Airport 28.3 -0.2 33.9 6 Mar 18.6 -0.2 7.3 28 May 728.0 392.2 high 186%
Samuel Hill Aero 26.7 -0.4 33.0 5 Mar 17.5 +0.3 5.8 28 May 560.0 371.4 high 151%
St Lawrence 28.2   34.0 6 Mar 17.6   7.0 27 May 434.6
St Lawrence Post Office 28.4 -0.6 34.1 6 Mar 18.1 -0.1 7.9 27 May 438.8 241.4 high 182%
Williamson 28.2   33.0 9 Mar 17.3   5.5 28 May 223.4
Woolshed 25.0 -0.9 30.2 3 Apr 16.6 -0.6 6.4 29 May 906.6 245.1 v high 370%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.5 -0.9 32.1 5 Mar 18.3 -0.9 6.9 27 May 355.0 241.5 high 147%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 28.3 -1.5 34.3 6 Mar 17.5 -0.6 7.4 28 May 311.7 125.7 v high 248%
Moranbah Airport 28.2   35.9 6 Mar 15.0   3.5 27 May 291.0
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 27.3   34.5 5 Mar 13.5   0.8 16 May 306.2
Emerald Airport 28.0 -1.7 34.8 5 Mar 15.3 -1.4 6.0 27 May 255.2 113.5 high 225%
Lochington 27.7   34.3 5 Mar 13.4   3.3 15 May 203.0
Rolleston Airport 28.1   35.9 5 Mar 13.4   2.3 27 May 115.8
Springsure Comet St 27.3 -1.4 35.1 5 Mar 14.0 -0.9 2.1 27 May 232.8 144.4 high 161%
Tambo Post Office 28.0 -0.8 35.5 4 Apr 11.3 -1.5 -0.5 16 May 108.5 129.9 average 84%
Taroom Post Office 28.0 -0.3 35.4 5 Mar 12.8 -1.2 1.2 15 May 123.8 140.0 average 88%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 29.1 -0.6 36.8 5 Mar 16.1 -0.5 5.8 26 May 164.9 127.2 high 130%
Blackall Airport 28.7 -1.4 36.3 4 Apr 13.8 -1.5 2.0 27 May 81.8 72.9 average 112%
Isisford Post Office 29.9 -0.5 37.3 4 Apr 15.1 -0.7 2.7 26 May 173.0 125.1 high 138%
Longreach Aero 29.8 -1.2 37.3 3 Mar 15.1 -1.1 3.0 26 May 98.8 121.7 average 81%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 31.9 -0.5 39.0 4 Apr 17.3 -0.4 3.1 26 May 104.0 80.9 high 129%
The Monument Airport 30.4 -1.4 38.9 4 Apr 16.0 -0.7 3.0 26 May 82.6 53.9 high 153%
Trepell Airport 30.9 -1.3 39.1 4 Apr 16.0 -1.2 2.2 26 May 79.0 60.7 average 130%
Urandangi 30.8 -1.0 39.4 8 Apr     -1.0 28 May 120.2 68.2 high 176%
Winton Airport 30.3 -1.8 37.1 4 Apr 16.2 -0.6 3.8 26 May 113.6 97.5 average 117%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 30.2 -1.1 39.9 3 Apr 15.5 -1.4 4.4 26 May 47.6 48.7 high 98%
Birdsville Airport 29.9 -1.0 40.9 3 Apr 15.7 -1.0 4.9 17 May 40.8 49.8 average 82%
Boulia Airport 30.3 -0.9 37.5 6 Apr 17.2 +0.1 5.0 26 May 167.0 63.8 v high 262%
Windorah Post Office 29.0 -1.0 38.0 5 Apr 15.1 -1.1 3.5 26 May 224.8 82.2 v high 273%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Baralaba Post Office 28.6 -1.2 35.2 5 Mar 14.6 -1.3 4.3 27 May 73.0 158.6 low 46%
Bundaberg Aero 27.1 +0.1 31.8 9 Mar 16.7 -0.5 6.1 27 May 306.2 239.9 high 128%
Gayndah Airport 27.9 -0.7 33.9 15 Mar 13.8 -0.9 1.8 27 May 120.2 110.6 average 109%
Gladstone Airport 27.8 0.0 33.5 9 Mar 18.3 -0.4 7.7 27 May 214.4 148.6 high 144%
Gladstone Radar 28.1 0.0 34.5 5 Mar 19.2 -0.2 10.5 27 May 239.6 195.7 high 122%
Lady Elliot Island 26.3 0.0 31.2 3 Mar 21.4 -0.2 14.2 26 May 279.8 347.6 average 80%
Monto Township 26.9 -0.4 32.7 5 Mar 12.6 -1.1 0.6 15 May 178.2 166.9 average 107%
Rockhampton Aero 28.3 -0.1 34.7 5 Mar 17.7 +0.1 6.4 27 May 176.6 189.5 average 93%
Rundle Island 25.1 -0.3 30.4 9 Mar 21.2 -0.4 13.4 26 May
Seventeen Seventy 25.7 -0.6 31.0 5 Mar 18.7 -0.5 10.5 27 May 224.4 351.8 low 64%
Thangool Airport 28.4 -1.0 34.9 17 Mar 12.8 -1.1 0.1 27 May 104.0 136.2 average 76%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.4 -0.5 33.2 2 Mar 12.6 -1.3 0.7 15 May 163.0 191.3 average 85%
Archerfield Airport 26.5 +0.2 32.9 2 Mar 14.7 -0.4 3.9 15 May 215.8 278.3 average 78%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.1   32.9 2 Mar 13.2   1.9 15 May 177.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.7 -0.6 31.6 2 Mar 15.4 -0.2 6.9 15 May 536.2 409.2 high 131%
Brisbane 26.2 -0.6 32.1 2 Mar 16.5 -0.4 8.1 15 May 303.6 224.8 high 135%
Brisbane Aero 25.2 -0.6 30.1 9 Mar 15.9 -0.3 6.1 27 May 386.4 278.5 high 139%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.2 +0.2 29.4 2 Mar 19.0 +0.1 11.3 27 May 347.0 495.1 average 70%
Coolangatta 25.3 +0.2 30.2 2 Mar 16.6 -0.3 7.1 15 May 427.0 490.6 average 87%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 24.3 -0.3 31.0 1 Mar 19.6 0.0 10.6 26 May 424.8 441.8 average 96%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.8 +0.1 32.2 2 Mar 17.8 -0.3 8.3 27 May 513.6 344.3 high 149%
Gympie 26.1 -1.0 31.8 2 Mar 14.3 -0.3 1.9 27 May 434.0 299.7 high 145%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.1 -0.5 32.1 9 Mar 17.2 -0.3 5.7 27 May 532.6 312.3 v high 171%
Jimna Forestry 22.4 -1.0 29.4 2 Mar 11.9 -0.6 2.2 15 May 176.2 192.5 average 92%
Kingaroy Airport 24.3 -1.3 29.9 2 Mar 11.0 -0.7 -0.7 27 May 98.0 104.3 average 94%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.7 -0.5 32.9 2 Mar 15.4 -0.3 5.5 15 May 285.0 308.4 average 92%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.9 -0.3 28.8 2 Mar 15.1 +0.5 4.4 27 May 732.4 624.6 average 117%
Maryborough 26.9 -0.2 32.0 2 Mar 16.2 -0.1 3.5 27 May 643.6 323.7 v high 199%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.5   31.6 2 Mar 16.2   6.2 27 May 730.1
Rainbow Beach 25.3 -0.5 29.4 3 Mar       721.4 449.5 highest 160%
Redcliffe 24.9   30.3 2 Mar 17.1   7.7 27 May 390.0 302.3 high 129%
Sunshine Coast Airport 25.5 0.0 30.1 1 Mar 16.5 -0.3 3.5 27 May 744.6 486.0 high 153%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.2 -0.3 31.7 9 Mar 17.5 -0.3 6.1 27 May 785.0 543.0 high 145%
Toolara (Kelly) 25.5 -1.4 32.0 2 Mar 16.7 -0.5 7.9 27 May 591.4 332.8 high 178%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.6 -0.2 32.8 9 Apr 13.0 -0.7 1.5 15 May 80.6 173.5 low 46%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.1 +0.3 28.8 2 Mar 9.0 -0.7 -2.6 15 May 116.4 163.1 average 71%
Dalby Airport 26.2 -0.7 33.7 2 Mar 11.3 -1.1 -1.6 15 May 112.8 109.4 average 103%
Goondiwindi Airport 27.2 -0.1 35.3 5 Mar 12.4 -0.5 0.4 15 May 80.4 114.0 average 71%
Inglewood Forest 26.4 -0.3 35.8 5 Mar 11.8 -1.0 2.3 27 May 103.2 121.7 average 85%
Oakey Aero 25.4 -0.2 33.1 2 Mar 10.1 -1.7 -3.2 15 May 122.8 120.3 average 102%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 21.8 0.0 29.6 2 Mar 9.1 -0.5 -3.0 15 May 115.9 154.5 average 75%
Texas Post Office 26.6 -0.7 35.0 5 Mar 11.6 -0.2 0.9 15 May 124.4 129.6 average 96%
Toowoomba Airport 22.0 -1.1 28.8 2 Mar 12.6 -0.6 3.9 27 May 134.8 126.2 average 107%
Warwick 24.4 -0.2 32.2 2 Mar 10.4 -0.6 -3.0 15 May 100.0 132.3 average 76%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 27.2 -0.4 35.8 3 Mar 11.5 -1.5 -0.6 15 May 92.4 108.4 average 85%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 26.6 -0.7 35.0 5 Mar 10.6 -1.4 -1.3 16 May 83.8 136.8 average 61%
Mitchell Post Office 27.2 0.0 34.9 5 Mar 10.5 -1.3 -1.5 14 May 90.4 128.6 average 70%
Roma Airport 27.0 -0.7 35.1 5 Mar 10.1 -2.5 -2.9 16 May 90.4 127.3 average 71%
St George Airport 26.9 -0.9 34.6 4 Apr 12.7 -1.0 1.1 16 May 78.0 94.5 average 83%
Surat 27.1 -0.7 34.3 5 Mar 11.8 -1.4 -1.2 16 May 69.4 123.8 average 56%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 27.3 -0.3 36.0 4 Apr 12.1 -1.3 0.0 16 May 52.2 113.3 low 46%
Charleville Aero 27.4 -0.3 35.7 4 Apr 12.3 -1.5 -0.3 16 May 110.4 122.0 average 90%
Cunnamulla Post Office 27.5 -0.2 37.3 4 Apr 13.8 -0.4 3.8 16 May 132.2 98.6 high 134%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 28.7 -0.9 38.3 3 Apr 15.1 -1.3 4.5 16 May 106.6 50.9 high 209%
Quilpie Airport 28.3 -0.6 37.4 4 Apr 14.2 -1.5 2.6 16 May 171.6 95.0 high 181%
Thargomindah Airport 28.3 -0.7 38.9 4 Apr 14.4 -1.9 2.2 26 May 102.6 75.1 high 137%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.3 0.0 29.7 6 Mar 20.8 -0.1 12.5 27 May 391.2 363.4 average 108%
Willis Island 29.0 +0.2 32.6 8 Mar 25.1 +0.4 22.4 9 Apr 435.4 404.7 average 108%

Notes

A Seasonal Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Queensland using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Friday 1 June 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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