Queensland in winter 2012: Wet, mild days and cool nights

  • Around 60% of the state recorded above average rainfall (with 36% average, mainly in the south and below average on the peninsula)
  • Average maximum temperatures covered 66% of the state, with 30% below average mainly in the central regions, and above average on the peninsula
  • Minimum temperatures covered 68% below average and 30% average, of the state (above average in the southeast, dropping to average to below average further west)
  • There were a total of 14 daily rainfall, 1 total winter rainfall, 4 daily and 2 winter temperature records broken

Monthly summary 

  • June 2012 was wet and cool, with approximately 60% of the state (by area) recording above average rainfall (around 6% below average, mainly in the far-north and north-west) and around 67% of the state recording below average maximum temperatures (around 2% above average, in the far-north). Below average minimum temperatures were recorded for 62% of the state with around 11% above average in the south-east 
  • July 2012 was also wet, but with both maximum and minimum temperatures around average. Approximately 78% of the state (by area) recorded above average rainfall (inland parts of the south-east recorded average rainfall) and around 49% of the state recorded average maximum temperatures, with around 45% below average across the central regions and around 6% above average on the Peninsula.Average minimum temperatures were recorded for 81% of the state with around 16% above average in coastal regions.
  • August 2012 was dry, with warm days and cold nights. Approximately 50% of the state (by area) recorded below average rainfall (mainly the southern half of the state), with around 55% of the state recording above average maximum temperatures (mainly in the south and west). Average minimum temperatures were recorded for 90% of the state.

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 74 mm.

The wettest overall was Daradgee with 489.2 mm, followed by Lower Springbrook Alert with 472.8 mm, followed by Bingil Bay with 452.2 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Dunk Island Resort with 198.0 mm on 10 Jul, followed by Daradgee with 180.4 mm on 10 Jul, followed by Bingil Bay with 171.8 mm on 10 Jul.

Some sites had their highest winter daily rainfall on record.

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.39 C below the long-term average of 16.8 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 26.8 C, followed by Horn Island with 26.4 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 25.3 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 8.6 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 8.7 C, followed by Warwick with 10.9 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 0.07 C below the long-term average of 23.8 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Normanton Airport with 37.0 C on 24 Aug, followed by Birdsville Airport with 36.3 C on 22 Aug, followed by Trepell Airport with 36.1 C on 23 Aug.

The warmest days on average were at Scherger RAAF with 31.4 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 31.3 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 31.0 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 15.0 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 15.9 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 16.9 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 7.7 C on 5 Jun, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.0 C on 5 Jun, followed by Applethorpe with 9.9 C on 26 Jun.

Some sites had their lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 0.73 C below the long-term average of 9.8 C (1961-1990).

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -6.0 C on 4 Jul, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -5.6 C on 8 Aug, followed by Applethorpe with -5.3 C on 4 Jul.

The coolest nights on average were at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 1.5 C, followed by Applethorpe with 2.2 C, followed by Oakey Aero with 3.3 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.3 C, followed by Horn Island with 23.3 C, followed by Willis Island with 22.7 C.

The warmest night was at Coconut Island with 26.0 C on 1 Jun, followed by Coconut Island with 25.9 C on 15 Jul, followed by Coconut Island with 25.8 C on 13 Jul, followed by Horn Island with 25.8 C on 15 Jul.

Some sites had their lowest winter temperature on record. Some sites had their warmest winter night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. 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.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Double Island Point Lighthouse with 98 km/h on 28 Jun, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 94 km/h on 11 Jun, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 94 km/h on 28 Jun, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 91 km/h on 27 Jun.

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Extremes in winter 2012
Hottest day 37.0 C at Normanton Airport on 24 Aug
36.3 C at Birdsville Airport on 22 Aug
36.1 C at Trepell Airport on 23 Aug
Warmest days on average 31.4 C at Scherger RAAF
31.3 C at Weipa Aero
31.0 C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 15.0 C at Applethorpe
15.9 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
16.9 C at Toowoomba Airport
Coldest day 7.7 C at Applethorpe on 5 Jun
9.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 5 Jun
9.9 C at Applethorpe on 26 Jun
Coldest night -6.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 4 Jul
-5.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 8 Aug
-5.3 C at Applethorpe on 4 Jul
Coolest nights on average 1.5 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
2.2 C at Applethorpe
3.3 C at Oakey Aero
Warmest nights on average 24.3 C at Coconut Island
23.3 C at Horn Island
22.7 C at Willis Island
Warmest night 26.0 C at Coconut Island on 1 Jun
25.9 C at Coconut Island on 15 Jul
25.8 C at Coconut Island on 13 Jul
25.8 C at Horn Island on 15 Jul
Warmest on average overall 26.8 C at Coconut Island
26.4 C at Horn Island
25.3 C at Weipa Aero
Coolest on average overall 8.6 C at Applethorpe
8.7 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
10.9 C at Warwick
Wettest overall 489.2 mm at Daradgee
472.8 mm at Lower Springbrook Alert
452.2 mm at Bingil Bay
Wettest day 198.0 mm at Dunk Island Resort on 10 Jul
180.4 mm at Daradgee on 10 Jul
171.8 mm at Bingil Bay on 10 Jul
Highest wind gust 98 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 28 Jun
94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 11 Jun
94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 28 Jun
91 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 27 Jun

Maps
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rainfall
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Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
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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 winter daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in winter 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for winter
Years of
record
Gilberton 77.0 on 10 Jul 66.0 on 18 Jun 2007 94
Gregory Springs Station 68.8 on 10 Jul 62.4 on 6 Jun 1990 85
Numil Downs Station 59.0 on 10 Jul 55.9 on 2 Jun 1985 69
Springwood Station 84.8 on 2 Jun 81.0 on 4 Jun 2002 63
Birraban 83.4 on 2 Jun 69.0 on 15 Jul 1978 61
Toogoom 118.6 on 3 Jun 92.0 on 11 Aug 2010 42
Freitag 75.0 on 2 Jun 63.0 on 10 Jul 1978 39
Westward Ho 34.4 on 11 Jul 21.1 on 9 Jun 1971 39
Dunk Island Resort 198.0 on 10 Jul 130.0 on 6 Jun 1990 36
Yaramulla Station 53.0 on 15 Jul 50.8 on 22 Aug 1988 36
Burrum Heads 133.0 on 3 Jun 113.6 on 4 Jun 2002 28
Clarke Hills Station 68.0 on 10 Jul 62.0 on 16 Aug 1988 26
Tamba 41.4 on 3 Jun 38.8 on 11 Jun 2000 24
Gereta Station 46.6 on 1 Jun 39.4 on 22 Jun 1912 23



Record highest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Urandangi 146.0 135.7 in 1978 121 23.9

Highest total winter rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for winter 2012 (mm)
Most recent winter
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
winter
Walterhall 235.4 279.5 in 1950* 54 108.2
Home Hill Post Office 165.8 249.6 in 1967* 44 60.6
Rewan Station 217.4 279.6 in 1978* 31 99.1
Springsure Comet St 171.4 196.4 in 1984* 26 90.8
Esk Post Office 194.6 330.4 in 1988 24 128.5
Nanango Wills St 189.1 292.2 in 1988 24 116.1
Rockley 225.0 270.0 in 1988 24 90.3
University of Queensland Gatton 139.4 223.5 in 1988 24 106.7
Builyan Gum Street 226.4 272.8 in 1988* 23 113.0
Harrisville Post Office 145.0 265.6 in 1988* 23 109.1
Embreys Bridge 192.2 294.6 in 1988* 22 103.4

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




Record lowest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2012 (mm)
Previous driest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Mornington Island 0.0 = 0.0 in 2000 86 9.9



Lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2012 (C)
Most recent winter
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
winter
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.0 24.7 in 1982 30 26.1



Record highest winter daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in winter 2012 (C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Redlands HRS 18.9 on 24 Aug 18.4 on 15 Jun 1973 48 8.8
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 18.2 on 14 Jul 17.8 on 29 Aug 2009 20 9.2



Record lowest winter temperature
Lowest temperature
in winter 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Bowen Airport 3.2 on 12 Aug 4.0 on 30 Jun 2002 24 14.2
Emerald Airport 0.8 on 11 Aug 1.0 on 1 Aug 2003 21 9.7



Record lowest winter mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Mount Isa Aero 6.9 7.2 in 2000 45 9.6
Bowen Airport 11.9 12.3 in 2011 21 14.2

Lowest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2012 (C)
Most recent winter
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
winter
Quilpie Airport 5.2 4.0 in 1977 35 7.1
Windorah Post Office 6.0 5.9 in 1977* 34 7.4
Richmond Post Office 8.6 8.2 in 1982* 29 9.5

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




Summary statistics for winter 2012
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2012
Mean for
winter
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2012
Total for
winter
2012
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2012
Fraction of
winter
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 29.3 -0.4 31.8 11 Jul 24.3 +0.3 22.3 12 Jun 32.8 54.9 low 60%
Coen Airport 29.5 +0.1 33.7 31 Aug 16.6 -0.9 10.2 13 Aug 1.8 6.2 average 29%
Horn Island 29.5 +0.5 30.8 30 Aug 23.3 0.0 18.3 10 Jun 16.6 28.6 average 58%
Scherger RAAF 31.4   35.0 26 Aug 18.9   13.6 14 Aug 5.0
Weipa Aero 31.3 0.0 35.0 25 Aug 19.2 +0.1 14.2 14 Aug 10.2 11.4 average 89%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 27.5 +0.1 30.4 27 Aug 19.4 -0.2 11.7 14 Aug 105.6 131.3 average 80%
Musgrave 30.6 +0.5 34.5 25 Aug 14.3 +0.1 7.4 14 Aug 20.0 16.5 high 121%
Palmerville 30.4 +0.1 35.2 31 Aug 14.2 -0.3 6.7 14 Aug 8.4 20.3 average 41%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 28.9 -0.5 35.6 24 Aug 13.1 -1.7 7.8 12 Aug 3.4 8.0 high 43%
Century Mine 27.8 -1.2 35.8 22 Aug 10.3 -3.1 4.3 21 Jun 40.8 9.8 high 416%
Cloncurry Airport 25.8 -1.4 34.6 23 Aug 8.9 -2.5 4.1 4 Jul 41.8 12.3 high 340%
Croydon Township 28.9 -1.0 35.2 24 Aug 13.1 -1.7 3.4 5 Jul 6.2 15.0 average 41%
Julia Creek Airport 26.6 -1.2 35.0 23 Aug 6.6 -2.8 -0.1 4 Jul 33.2 30.2 average 110%
Kowanyama Airport 31.0 -0.2 36.0 24 Aug 15.4 -0.5 8.2 14 Aug 2.2 9.2 average 24%
Mornington Island 26.4 0.0 32.5 24 Aug 16.0 -0.8 9.5 13 Aug 0 9.9 lowest 0%
Mount Isa Aero 25.5 -0.1 34.8 23 Aug 6.9 -2.7 -0.8 2 Aug 3.0 15.6 average 19%
Normanton Airport 29.6 -0.7 37.0 24 Aug 15.0 -1.3 10.2 6 Jun 1.8 8.3 average 22%
Sweers Island 25.3 -0.8 31.7 24 Aug 16.9 -1.3 10.9 13 Aug 1.0 10.3 average 10%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 28.5   35.3 24 Aug 12.0   1.9 12 Aug 21.6 25.3 average 85%
Hughenden Airport 25.8 -0.7 33.9 23 Aug 7.9 -2.2 -1.9 4 Jul 51.6 46.0 average 112%
Richmond Airport 26.4 -1.0 34.7 23 Aug 7.4 -2.2 -0.7 4 Jul 41.8 31.2 average 134%
Richmond Post Office 26.4 -0.5 34.1 23 Aug 8.6 -0.9 0.2 4 Jul 45.8 29.2 high 157%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 26.3 +0.2 29.9 24 Aug 17.1 -0.3 9.8 12 Aug 64.6 101.8 low 63%
Cape Flattery 25.9 -1.1 28.8 29 Aug 20.9 -0.2 16.3 12 Jun 89.4 99.7 average 90%
Cooktown Airport 26.4 -0.3 29.5 27 Aug 17.0 -1.6 8.8 12 Aug 24.6 68.0 v low 36%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.0 -1.1 29.7 10 Aug 20.6 -0.2 18.0 11 Aug 105.7 136.3 average 78%
Mareeba Airport 25.2 -0.3 30.6 31 Aug 13.8 -0.4 6.4 12 Aug 72.4 24.3 v high 298%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 23.6 -1.7 28.2 10 Aug 15.3 +1.0 6.5 12 Aug 128.0 107.7 average 119%
Ingham Composite 24.5 -0.9 28.9 25 Aug 14.2 -0.1 7.0 5 Jul 210.5 120.2 v high 175%
Innisfail 24.1 -0.5 28.4 10 Aug 16.2 +0.6 9.3 12 Aug 387.7 440.0 average 88%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 24.3 -0.2 28.5 10 Aug 15.2 -0.2 6.8 12 Aug 263.6 350.6 average 75%
Townsville Aero 24.7 -0.9 29.0 26 Aug 14.6 +0.3 6.4 12 Aug 135.0 51.4 v high 263%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 23.5 -1.2 26.8 3 Jun 14.2 -0.8 6.7 12 Aug 135.6 54.7 v high 248%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 24.7 -0.9 29.7 18 Aug 12.4 0.0 3.6 12 Aug 149.8 53.0 v high 283%
Bowen Airport 24.2 -0.7 27.6 3 Jun 11.9 -2.3 3.2 12 Aug 111.7 67.5 high 165%
Collinsville Post Office 24.7 -0.9 31.6 25 Aug 9.4 -0.6 0.2 4 Jul 93.8 65.3 high 144%
Hamilton Island Airport 21.0 -1.1 25.0 3 Jun 17.3 -1.0 14.4 30 Jul 218.4 114.9 high 190%
Mackay Aero 22.7 -0.3 26.9 26 Aug 11.9 +0.1 3.0 4 Jul 202.4 134.7 high 150%
Mackay M.O 21.5 -0.4 26.1 26 Aug 13.5 -0.2 6.3 4 Jul 198.0 135.1 high 147%
Proserpine Airport 24.2 -0.6 30.5 18 Aug 11.1 -0.7 1.3 11 Aug 171.4 89.2 v high 192%
Samuel Hill Aero 22.2 -0.7 28.1 25 Aug 10.1 +0.2 2.1 4 Jul 274.2 218.2 average 126%
St Lawrence 23.0   28.3 25 Aug 11.0   3.3 12 Aug 229.2
St Lawrence Post Office 23.4 -1.0 29.7 25 Aug 11.3 -0.3 4.9 3 Jul 206.2 105.5 v high 195%
Williamson 23.1   28.2 25 Aug 10.3   1.4 11 Aug 198.0
Woolshed 21.3 -0.9 26.6 25 Aug 10.4 -0.9 1.9 5 Jul 174.0 76.2 high 228%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.2 -0.6 26.2 18 Aug 12.1 -0.5 4.9 3 Jul 211.6 130.7 high 162%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 24.1 -1.4 31.6 25 Aug 11.0 -1.2 2.4 12 Aug 148.2 61.3 high 242%
Moranbah Airport 23.5   30.9 23 Aug 7.7   -0.8 4 Jul 103.4
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 22.6   30.6 23 Aug 5.8   -2.6 11 Aug 120.6
Emerald Airport 22.8 -1.1 30.2 23 Aug 9.0 -0.7 0.8 11 Aug 99.8 69.3 high 144%
Lochington 22.6   30.8 23 Aug 6.5   -0.2 11 Aug 202.0
Rolleston Airport 22.0   29.6 23 Aug 6.5   -1.0 2 Aug 135.6
Springsure Comet St 21.6 -1.2 27.9 30 Aug 7.5 +0.5 -1.1 11 Aug 171.4 90.8 high 189%
Tambo Post Office 21.6 -0.5 31.0 23 Aug 4.0 -0.5 -3.4 1 Aug 75.6 74.4 average 102%
Taroom Post Office 21.8 0.0 29.0 30 Aug 6.4 +0.4 -1.4 3 Aug 171.2 98.9 high 173%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 23.0 -0.5 32.1 23 Aug 8.6 -0.2 2.7 3 Jul 91.8 63.1 high 145%
Blackall Airport 22.3 -1.2 32.0 23 Aug 5.8 -1.5 -2.3 2 Aug 113.6 59.3 high 192%
Isisford Post Office 23.5 -0.1 33.9 23 Aug 6.5 -1.0 0.0 3 Jul 79.1 53.9 high 147%
Longreach Aero 23.6 -0.8 34.3 23 Aug 6.9 -1.0 0.1 3 Jul 122.0 47.6 v high 256%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 26.7 0.0 35.8 23 Aug 7.7 -2.1 2.6 7 Jul 6.4 18.3 average 35%
The Monument Airport 24.2 -0.8 35.0 23 Aug 6.8 -1.2 0.4 1 Aug 39.2 18.8 high 209%
Trepell Airport 25.0 -0.5 36.1 23 Aug 7.1 -1.8 0.2 6 Jul 19.2 18.8 high 102%
Winton Airport 24.7 -1.0 35.6 23 Aug 8.0 -1.1 1.6 3 Jul 63.4 45.7 high 139%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 22.2 -0.3 36.3 22 Aug 7.0 -0.8 2.1 7 Jul 29.8 17.3 average 172%
Boulia Airport 23.6 -0.4 34.5 22 Aug 8.3 -0.4 3.0 6 Jul 23.8 26.2 average 91%
Windorah Post Office 22.2 -0.2 33.5 22 Aug 6.0 -1.4 0.9 2 Aug 22.2 41.2 average 54%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 22.3 -0.3 27.2 25 Aug 10.8 -0.1 3.3 3 Aug 284.2 129.0 v high 220%
Gayndah Airport 22.8 -0.3 29.8 24 Aug 7.6 -0.1 -0.9 3 Aug 97.6 91.1 average 107%
Gladstone Airport 22.8 -0.5 27.4 25 Aug 12.2 -0.3 5.5 4 Jul 202.6 106.6 high 190%
Gladstone Radar 22.9 -0.5 28.4 25 Aug 13.7 -0.3 8.6 5 Jul 206.0 107.3 high 192%
Lady Elliot Island 21.6 0.0 25.5 11 Jul     8.4 3 Aug 378.6 244.1 high 155%
Monto Township 21.7 +0.1 28.1 23 Aug 5.9 -0.2 -2.3 3 Aug 111.7 100.7 average 111%
Rockhampton Aero 23.4 -0.4 28.7 25 Aug 10.8 +0.4 3.6 3 Aug 195.4 96.8 v high 202%
Rundle Island 20.5 -0.5 24.9 23 Aug 15.9 -0.7 12.1 4 Jul
Seventeen Seventy 21.3 -0.5 25.1 23 Aug 13.8 -0.5 9.0 4 Jul 254.2 157.4 high 161%
Thangool Airport 23.0 -0.8 29.1 23 Aug 6.0 -0.3 -2.5 2 Aug 91.2 84.8 average 108%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.1 +0.3 28.6 30 Aug 5.9 -0.3 -1.6 4 Aug 111.6 114.2 average 98%
Archerfield Airport 22.0 +0.3 28.3 24 Aug 8.7 +0.5 1.9 5 Aug 164.2 153.6 high 107%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 21.4   27.7 30 Aug 6.8   -0.9 3 Aug 142.6
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.8 -0.3 28.7 23 Aug 9.7 -0.1 3.2 4 Aug 300.4 186.0 high 162%
Brisbane 21.9 -0.4 27.6 24 Aug 10.9 +0.2 4.1 3 Aug 173.4 126.4 high 137%
Brisbane Aero 21.1 -0.2 25.4 9 Aug 10.0 +0.4 3.7 3 Aug 199.2 139.9 high 142%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.9 +0.5 23.2 23 Aug 14.2 +0.4 10.0 3 Jul 245.0 327.5 average 75%
Coolangatta 21.0 +0.1 25.8 23 Aug 10.8 +0.2 2.5 4 Aug 307.8 266.2 average 116%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 20.3 +0.2 26.4 23 Aug 14.8 +0.3 10.1 6 Jun 189.6 268.8 average 71%
Gold Coast Seaway 21.6 +0.2 26.2 23 Aug 12.6 +0.1 8.0 3 Jul 281.0 224.7 high 125%
Gympie 21.9 -0.5 27.6 23 Aug 7.5 +0.4 -0.8 3 Aug 195.6 154.2 high 127%
Hervey Bay Airport 21.4 -0.6 24.7 31 Aug 10.9 +0.2 3.1 3 Aug 293.8 198.9 high 148%
Jimna Forestry 17.9 -0.7 24.3 23 Aug 6.0 +0.2 -2.7 3 Aug 251.6 126.1 high 200%
Kingaroy Airport 19.4 -0.9 26.0 23 Aug 4.6 +0.3 -4.1 3 Aug 174.8 102.3 v high 171%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.6 -0.2 26.8 23 Aug 9.6 +0.4 3.6 3 Aug 200.9 152.8 high 131%
Maleny Tamarind St 18.8 -0.5 24.6 9 Aug 9.9 +0.2 4.8 3 Jul 372.6 260.3 high 143%
Maryborough 22.4 -0.2 27.3 23 Aug 9.6 +0.2 2.3 3 Aug 215.8 161.0 high 134%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 21.5   27.6 23 Aug 10.9   3.8 3 Aug 302.8
Rainbow Beach 21.2 -0.4 26.3 24 Aug       303.8 284.1 high 107%
Redcliffe 20.7   26.6 24 Aug 11.3   5.5 4 Jul 186.8 158.0 average 118%
Sunshine Coast Airport 21.5 +0.2 27.2 9 Aug 10.3 +0.1 2.2 7 Aug 376.2 267.7 high 141%
Tewantin RSL Park 21.4 -0.2 26.3 24 Aug 11.7 0.0 4.9 4 Aug 316.0 294.4 high 107%
Toolara (Kelly) 20.9 -1.4 26.8 23 Aug 11.7 -0.2 7.2 4 Jul 267.8 224.2 high 119%
University of Queensland Gatton 21.6 +0.2 28.8 30 Aug 7.0 +0.2 -1.1 5 Aug 139.4 106.7 high 131%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 15.0 +0.3 21.6 23 Aug 2.2 -0.4 -5.3 4 Jul 107.2 123.6 average 87%
Dalby Airport 19.5 -1.0 26.9 30 Aug 4.6 -0.1 -2.5 2 Aug 113.0 82.6 average 137%
Goondiwindi Airport 19.7 -0.4 28.0 23 Aug 4.9 -0.5 -1.9 5 Jul 67.0 97.3 average 69%
Inglewood Forest 18.6 -1.0 27.1 23 Aug 5.5 -0.9 -0.5 5 Jul 120.4 89.4 high 135%
Oakey Aero 19.4 +0.1 27.0 23 Aug 3.3 -0.2 -4.5 4 Jul 122.4 87.0 high 141%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 15.9 +0.4 22.4 23 Aug 1.5 -0.4 -6.0 4 Jul 107.3 138.6 average 77%
Texas Post Office 19.4 -0.3 27.0 23 Aug 4.3 +0.1 -3.0 4 Jul 95.0 116.4 average 82%
Toowoomba Airport 16.9 -0.4 24.5 30 Aug 7.1 0.0 0.8 3 Jul 138.4 97.9 high 141%
Warwick 18.3 -0.4 25.8 23 Aug 3.6 0.0 -4.5 8 Aug 93.0 87.4 average 106%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 20.5 -0.4 28.6 30 Aug 5.0 -0.2 -2.3 2 Aug 155.4 99.6 high 156%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 20.6 -0.3 30.1 30 Aug 3.7 -0.3 -4.4 3 Aug 132.0 85.5 high 154%
Mitchell Post Office 20.4 +0.2 30.4 23 Aug 3.4 -0.2 -3.5 2 Aug 151.0 91.0 high 166%
Roma Airport 21.0 +0.1 30.1 30 Aug 3.4 -1.3 -4.3 5 Jul 90.8 76.9 average 118%
St George Airport 20.1 -0.4 31.1 23 Aug 5.3 -0.6 -1.1 5 Jul 64.0 81.5 average 79%
Surat 20.4 -0.1 28.6 23 Aug 4.9 -0.2 -2.8 2 Aug 85.4 102.5 average 83%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 20.7 +0.7 33.1 23 Aug 4.3 -0.9 -2.0 3 Jul 88.0 79.8 average 110%
Charleville Aero 20.7 +0.3 31.8 23 Aug 4.1 -1.1 -3.1 1 Aug 68.8 69.1 average 100%
Cunnamulla Post Office 20.2 +0.4 32.3 23 Aug 5.8 -0.8 0.2 26 Jun 54.2 66.0 average 82%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 20.9 -0.4 33.5 22 Aug 6.5 -1.7 1.7 3 Jul 28.4 28.9 average 98%
Quilpie Airport 21.1 +0.1 33.0 23 Aug 5.2 -1.9 -0.4 2 Aug 43.1 49.8 average 87%
Thargomindah Airport 20.3 -0.6 32.9 22 Aug 5.7 -1.8 0.1 2 Aug 49.6 38.6 average 128%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 20.3 -0.6 24.4 23 Aug 15.9 -0.6 12.3 30 Jul 219.4 163.9 high 134%
Willis Island 26.3 0.0 28.1 17 Jul 22.7 +0.5 20.2 12 Aug 143.8 117.7 high 122%

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 9 am on Monday 3 September 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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