Queensland in spring 2012: Warm days, average-cool nights, below-average rainfall

  • Above average maximum temperatures covered around 70% of the state
  • Approximately 50% of the state recorded average minimum temperatures, with around 35% below average 
  • Around equal percentages (48%) of areas recorded below and to near average rainfall 
  • There were a total of 5 temperature and 7 rainfall records broken

Monthly summary 

  • September 2012 had warm days, average nights and average rainfall. Around 80% of the state had above average maximum temperatures (no where recorded below average and most northern and central districts were average). Approximately 75% of the state recorded average minimum temperatures and about 60% of the state recorded average rainfall (above average in a few north and north-west districts). There were 3 temperature records, potentially 6 low rainfall records and at least one dry spell record broken (ending in September)
  • October 2012 had cool nights, average to warm days and average to below average rainfall. Around 70% of the state recorded below average minimum temperatures, which was the lowest since 1982. Half of the state recorded average maximum temperatures and around half of the state recorded average rainfall.There were 14 low temperature records and 7 low rainfall records
  • November 2012 had warm days, average-warm nights and average to below average rainfall. Around 70% of the state recorded above average maximum temperatures with the average maximum temperatures 4th highest on record. Bedourie may have boken its 2002 mean monthly maximum temperture record of 39.1 C. Approximately equal areas (both 45% of the state) resulted in average and above average minimum temperatures with rainfall being average (around 48%) with approximatley 40% of the state below average.

Rainfall

The Queensland area averaged rainfall was 48.9 mm.

The wettest overall was Bellenden Ker Top with 560 mm, followed by Bellenden Ker Bottom with 296 mm and followed by Topaz Alert with 277.0 mm.

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 Cooran TM with 229.0 mm on 18 Oct, followed by Hilltop Gardens with 124.4 mm on 18 Nov, followed by Theodore with 122.0 mm on 10 Nov.

Some sites had their highest spring daily rainfall on record.

Temperature

The Queensland area averaged mean temperature (see notes section) was 0.54 C above the long-term average of 24.3 C (1961-1990).

The warmest on average was Normanton Airport with 29.4 C, followed by Croydon Township with 29.3 C, followed by Kowanyama Airport with 29.0 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 15.7 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 16.1 C, followed by Jimna Forestry with 18.1 C.

Maximum temperature

The Queensland area averaged maximum temperature (see notes section) was 1.24 C above the long-term average of 31.6 C (1961-1990).

The hottest day was at Century Mine with 44.7 C on 21 Nov, followed by Birdsville Airport with 44.4 C on 30 Nov, followed by Birdsville Airport with 44.2 C on 25 Nov.

The warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 37.6 C, followed by Julia Creek Airport with 36.9 C, followed by Camooweal Township with 36.8 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 23.5 C, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 23.7 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 24.1 C.

The coldest day was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 11.0 C on 12 Oct, followed by Applethorpe with 12.8 C on 11 Oct, followed by Applethorpe with 13.1 C on 12 Oct.

Minimum temperature

The Queensland area averaged minimum temperature (see notes section) was 0.16 C below the long-term average of 17.0 C (1961-1990), the lowest since 1994.

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -4.0 C on 2 Sep, followed by Applethorpe with -3.8 C on 2 Sep, followed by Roma Airport with -3.5 C on 3 Sep.

The coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 8.0 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 8.2 C, followed by Warwick with 9.6 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.8 C, followed by Horn Island with 24.6 C, followed by Sweers Island with 24.6 C, followed by Willis Island with 23.9 C.

The warmest night was at Ballera Gas Field with 30.5 C on 27 Nov, followed by Ballera Gas Field with 30.2 C on 30 Nov, followed by Boulia Airport with 30.0 C on 27 Nov.

Some sites had their lowest spring 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.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 113 km/h on 18 Nov, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 106 km/h on 22 Oct, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 100 km/h on 11 Nov.

Other phenomena

Snow was reported in Stanthorpe on October 12th

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Extremes in spring 2012
Hottest day 44.7 C at Century Mine on 21 Nov
44.4 C at Birdsville Airport on 30 Nov
44.2 C at Birdsville Airport on 25 Nov
Warmest days on average 37.6 C at Century Mine
36.9 C at Julia Creek Airport
36.8 C at Camooweal Township
Coolest days on average 23.5 C at Applethorpe
23.7 C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
24.1 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Coldest day 11.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 12 Oct
12.8 C at Applethorpe on 11 Oct
13.1 C at Applethorpe on 12 Oct
Coldest night -4.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 2 Sep
-3.8 C at Applethorpe on 2 Sep
-3.5 C at Roma Airport on 3 Sep
Coolest nights on average 8.0 C at Applethorpe
8.2 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
9.6 C at Warwick
Warmest nights on average 24.8 C at Coconut Island
24.6 C at Horn Island
24.6 C at Sweers Island
Warmest night 30.5 C at Ballera Gas Field on 27 Nov
30.2 C at Ballera Gas Field on 30 Nov
30.0 C at Boulia Airport on 27 Nov
Warmest on average overall 29.4 C at Normanton Airport
29.3 C at Croydon Township
29.0 C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest on average overall 15.7 C at Applethorpe
16.1 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
18.1 C at Jimna Forestry
Wettest overall560 mm at Bellenden Ker Top
296 mm at Bellenden Ker Bottom
277.0 mm at Topaz Alert
Wettest day 229.0 mm at Cooran TM on 18 Oct
124.4 mm at Hilltop Gardens on 18 Nov
122.0 mm at Theodore on 10 Nov
Highest wind gust 113 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 18 Nov
106 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 22 Oct
100 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 11 Nov

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile rank
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 spring daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in spring 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for spring
Years of
record
Mundubbera 117.6 on 10 Nov 83.3 on 28 Oct 1916 102
Dunollie 118.4 on 10 Nov 105.8 on 9 Oct 2010 63
Sandringham 56.0 on 9 Nov 48.3 on 26 Nov 1973 46
Theodore 122.0 on 10 Nov 98.0 on 30 Oct 2000 46



Record lowest total spring rainfall
Total rainfall
for spring 2012 (mm)
Previous driest
for spring
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Boulia Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 1963 124 43.7
Hamilton Island 18.4 23.3 in 1992 24 182.6
Ripple Downs 49.6 50.6 in 2006 20 139.1

Lowest total spring rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for spring 2012 (mm)
Most recent spring
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
spring
Nindigully 21.2 17.9 in 1919* 66 124.9
Clifton Post Office 75.8 60.9 in 1951* 55 178.9
Canungra Finch Road 79.4 56.7 in 1956* 53 214.2
Southport Ridgeway Ave 75.7 71.6 in 1956* 52 252.1
Home Hill Post Office 7.4 5.9 in 1965 47 74.9
Rosehill 26.2 4.8 in 1967* 44 113.2
Miami Bardon Ave 84.2 64.6 in 1968* 40 271.3
Nerang Gilston Rd 80.8 78.5 in 1968* 38 250.2
Rocky Point Sugar Mill 73.3 63.5 in 1968* 38 239.0
Darlington 60.6 59.2 in 1980* 31 225.6
Brian Pastures 85.9 77.8 in 1988 24 169.7
Barnganal Blue Mountain 26.0 10.6 in 1990* 21 140.8
Proserpine Airport 20.4 9.4 in 1990* 21 130.0
Woodspring 67.6 37.8 in 1990* 21 161.1
Sunnybank 51.6 48.4 in 1982* 20 141.0

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




Record lowest spring temperature
Lowest temperature
in spring 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for spring
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Dalby Airport -2.2 on 2 Sep -2.0 on 3 Sep 2003 21 12.4
Roma Airport -3.5 on 3 Sep -1.8 on 22 Sep 1994 21 13.5



Record lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for spring 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for spring
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Emerald Airport 14.7 15.1 in 1996 20 16.7
Roma Airport 11.1 = 11.1 in 1994 20 13.5
Thangool Airport 11.6 = 11.6 in 2011 20 13.3

Lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for spring 2012 (C)
Most recent spring
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
spring
Bundaberg Aero 15.2 15.0 in 1963* 30 16.4
Maryborough 14.0 13.4 in 1982 30 15.1
Richmond Post Office 17.6 16.5 in 1985 27 17.6
Collinsville Post Office 15.5 14.9 in 1982* 26 17.0
Proserpine Airport 16.3 15.7 in 1991 21 17.3

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




Summary statistics for spring 2012
Maximum temperatures
for spring
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for spring
(C)
Rainfall
for spring
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
spring
2012
Mean for
spring
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
spring
2012
Total for
spring
2012
Average
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2012
Fraction of
spring
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.7 -0.1 34.6 23 Nov 24.8 0.0 22.4 18 Sep 62.0 90.6 average 68%
Coen Airport 33.2 0.0 39.0 20 Nov 20.1 -0.7 13.8 8 Sep 31.0 35.6 average 87%
Horn Island 31.2 +0.2 33.0 21 Oct 24.6 -0.2 19.7 18 Sep 129.6 73.4 high 177%
Scherger RAAF 35.5   38.6 20 Nov 21.2   17.3 8 Sep 142.0
Weipa Aero 35.2 0.0 37.6 12 Oct 21.5 -0.2 17.3 8 Sep 105.8 135.0 average 78%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.5 +0.1 34.0 20 Nov 21.9 +0.1 15.9 8 Sep 81.0 108.7 average 75%
Palmerville 35.8 +0.7 39.4 2 Nov 18.4 -0.6 12.6 22 Sep 44.6 89.8 low 50%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.8 -0.3 41.8 20 Nov 21.1 -0.5 13.4 16 Sep 48.8 43.2 high 113%
Century Mine 37.6 +0.4 44.7 21 Nov 18.8 -2.2 8.7 12 Oct 36.2 61.6 average 59%
Cloncurry Airport 36.4 +0.8 42.9 2 Nov 18.9 -1.0 8.6 2 Sep 22.0 63.2 low 35%
Croydon Township 36.2 -0.2 41.7 20 Nov 22.2 +0.2 10.7 18 Sep 70.0 64.1 average 109%
Julia Creek Airport 36.9 +0.4 43.5 25 Nov 16.4 -1.8 4.6 15 Sep 31.6 39.0 average 81%
Kowanyama Airport 36.2 +0.6 39.4 22 Oct 21.8 +0.2 13.7 18 Sep 78.2 75.8 average 103%
Mornington Island 32.1 0.0 35.2 20 Nov 23.5 +0.1 15.7 19 Sep 36.4 68.7 average 53%
Mount Isa Aero 35.8 +1.8 43.2 26 Nov 16.4 -1.7 3.9 2 Sep 22.8 64.9 low 35%
Normanton Airport 36.1 -0.1 40.5 20 Nov 22.6 -0.3 14.5 19 Sep 3.8 55.1 v low 7%
Sweers Island 31.1 -0.6 35.7 3 Nov 24.6 +0.1 18.6 11 Sep 43.6 84.8 low 51%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.6   42.3 20 Nov 19.2   6.4 18 Sep 25.0 87.5 low 29%
Hughenden Airport 34.5 0.0 41.2 2 Nov 17.6 -1.0 6.1 12 Oct 67.2 78.4 average 86%
Richmond Airport 36.0 +0.3 42.2 3 Nov 16.7 -1.7 5.7 12 Oct 18.4 66.4 low 28%
Richmond Post Office 35.6 +0.4 41.5 20 Nov 17.6 0.0 6.6 12 Oct 22.4 53.4 average 42%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.0 +0.6 33.1 29 Nov 20.4 -0.1 15.8 7 Sep 64.0 174.0 low 37%
Cape Flattery 30.0 -0.4 32.8 20 Nov 23.1 0.0 17.9 18 Sep 38.0 60.9 average 62%
Cooktown Airport 30.1 -0.1 33.3 27 Oct 22.3 -0.2 14.8 27 Oct 82.0 102.9 high 80%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.1 -0.1 35.3 20 Nov 23.0 -0.2 20.1 7 Sep 58.4 171.8 low 34%
Mareeba Airport 29.9 -0.4 36.4 27 Oct 16.8 -0.6 11.6 22 Sep 44.2 62.6 average 71%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 27.8 -1.3 32.0 30 Nov 20.0 +1.3 14.2 3 Sep 73.9 210.5 low 35%
Ingham Composite 29.7 -0.4 34.5 19 Nov 18.6 +0.1 12.6 3 Sep 82.1 219.7 low 37%
Innisfail 28.0 -0.3 31.5 19 Nov 20.0 +1.1 15.9 3 Sep 210.3 333.9 average 63%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.6 -0.2 33.1 19 Nov 18.9 +0.2 14.9 3 Sep 152.6 332.7 low 46%
Townsville Aero 29.6 +0.3 32.9 20 Nov 19.8 -0.5 13.2 3 Sep 7.6 94.6 v low 8%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.9 -0.7 31.9 11 Oct 20.7 -0.7 13.7 3 Sep 76.4 116.7 average 65%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.1 -0.6 32.9 20 Nov 17.6 -0.3 12.8 13 Sep 8.4 83.8 v low 10%
Bowen Airport 28.8 -0.2 32.7 11 Oct     11.2 2 Sep 21.2 69.4 average 31%
Collinsville Post Office 31.8 +0.1 38.0 19 Nov 15.5 -1.5 7.3 13 Oct 24.6 83.9 low 29%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.6 -0.4 30.2 19 Nov 21.4 -0.3 17.8 6 Sep 24.4 146.2 low 17%
Mackay Aero 28.1 +0.3 32.2 18 Nov 17.1 -0.7 7.9 9 Sep 28.2 145.9 v low 19%
Mackay M.O 27.5 +0.2 32.4 19 Nov 18.9 -0.5 11.7 2 Sep 25.4 152.8 v low 17%
Proserpine Airport 30.2 +0.2 35.5 19 Nov 16.3 -1.0 9.8 13 Oct 20.4 130.0 v low 16%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 24.2   27.7 2 Nov 19.5   12.7 2 Sep
Samuel Hill Aero 27.0 -0.8 31.7 19 Nov 14.2 -0.7 5.8 9 Sep 124.4 176.4 average 71%
St Lawrence 28.3   31.9 30 Nov 15.9   6.8 9 Sep 32.6 114.9 low 28%
Williamson 28.2   33.2 30 Nov 15.3   6.6 9 Sep 54.8
Woolshed 26.8 -0.1 31.7 23 Oct 16.6 -0.7 10.0 13 Oct 21.0 113.8 low 18%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.5 -0.5 29.3 2 Nov 17.9 -0.8 8.7 9 Sep 142.6 159.1 average 90%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.2 0.0 39.2 19 Nov 16.3 -1.7 8.5 13 Oct 21.0 98.7 low 21%
Moranbah Airport 31.8   39.3 2 Nov 14.1   4.5 9 Sep 13.2
Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 31.0   37.9 18 Nov 13.5   1.5 3 Sep 40.8
Emerald Airport 30.8 -0.4 37.9 8 Oct 14.7 -2.0 6.3 3 Sep 61.6 123.7 average 50%
Lochington 30.7   37.7 17 Nov 13.5   3.1 3 Sep 72.8
Rolleston Airport 30.2   36.8 19 Nov 12.7   1.5 3 Sep 138.8
Springsure Comet St 29.3 -1.0 35.4 23 Nov 14.5 -0.3 5.4 3 Sep 124.6 140.6 average 89%
Tambo Post Office 31.1 +0.6 37.8 23 Nov 12.9 -0.3 0.5 1 Sep 116.6 102.9 average 113%
Taroom Post Office 30.4 +0.9 37.5 21 Oct 13.7 -0.5 0.4 2 Sep 107.0 160.9 average 67%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.7 +0.9 40.4 24 Nov 17.3 +0.3 7.7 15 Sep 36.6 85.0 low 43%
Blackall Airport 32.4 +0.2 40.9 24 Nov 14.7 -1.6 2.5 2 Sep 59.8 111.4 low 54%
Isisford Post Office 33.4 +0.7 40.9 24 Nov 15.9 -0.4 5.0 1 Sep 122.4 78.7 high 156%
Longreach Aero 34.0 +0.6 42.3 17 Nov 15.9 -0.5 5.2 3 Sep 67.2 65.7 average 102%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.8 +1.6 43.3 22 Nov 18.6 -0.4 5.9 2 Sep 62.2 49.6 average 125%
The Monument Airport 35.7 +1.3 44.1 26 Nov 17.6 -0.3 4.2 2 Sep 18.6 50.7 low 37%
Trepell Airport 36.2 +1.5 42.9 2 Nov 17.3 -1.0 6.4 2 Sep 18.4 52.7 low 35%
Winton Airport 35.8 +0.7 43.4 24 Nov 17.2 -0.8 7.6 13 Oct 27.2 56.0 average 49%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 35.5 +2.0 44.0 30 Nov 16.8 -0.3 5.9 4 Sep 32.1 38.8 average 83%
Birdsville Airport 34.7 +1.8 44.4 30 Nov 17.1 -0.2 5.3 1 Sep 3.8 29.3 v low 13%
Boulia Airport 35.8 +2.0 44.0 26 Nov 18.9 +1.3 8.5 1 Sep 0 43.7 lowest 0%
Windorah Post Office 34.2 +2.1 42.5 16 Nov 16.9 +0.7 5.7 12 Oct 26.1 50.4 average 52%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 27.3 +0.4 32.4 2 Nov 15.2 -1.2 6.7 3 Sep 83.2 195.6 v low 43%
Gayndah Airport 29.8 +0.2 37.0 21 Oct 13.1 -1.6 1.7 2 Sep 127.4 152.4 average 84%
Gladstone Airport 27.3 0.0 34.0 2 Nov 17.1 -1.1 9.1 2 Sep 47.0 145.2 low 32%
Gladstone Radar 28.5 +0.2 34.4 2 Nov 18.2 -0.4 12.8 2 Sep 53.2 159.3 low 33%
Lady Elliot Island 25.7 +0.2 28.7 30 Nov 20.5 +0.2 12.2 9 Sep 87.0 166.2 low 52%
Monto Township 29.2 +0.5 36.7 21 Oct 12.1 -0.9 1.0 2 Sep 82.2 155.1 low 53%
Rockhampton Aero 29.2 -0.2 35.4 22 Oct 16.4 -0.3 7.2 2 Sep 115.2 142.6 average 81%
Rundle Island 24.4 -0.3 28.6 22 Nov 20.4 -0.5 15.6 2 Sep
Thangool Airport 30.1 +0.1 37.1 30 Nov 11.6 -1.7 2.3 2 Sep 93.0 157.0 low 59%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.8 +1.2 38.6 20 Oct 11.7 -1.3 1.1 2 Sep 147.8 189.5 average 78%
Archerfield Airport 27.8 +1.1 36.4 7 Oct 14.2 +0.1 4.5 2 Sep 142.6 214.2 average 67%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 28.3   37.0 16 Nov 11.9   1.0 2 Sep
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.7 +0.5 37.3 7 Oct 13.6 -0.7 4.8 2 Sep 115.6 258.3 v low 45%
Brisbane 27.0 +0.2 34.4 19 Nov 15.7 -0.5 7.3 2 Sep 143.8 215.5 average 67%
Brisbane Aero 25.5 +0.1 30.2 19 Nov 15.1 -0.4 6.0 2 Sep 139.0 207.4 average 67%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.7 +0.7 27.9 30 Nov 18.1 +0.3 11.7 2 Sep 172.4 238.9 average 72%
Coolangatta 25.3 +0.9 33.2 7 Oct 15.3 -0.5 4.0 2 Sep 91.6 264.5 v low 35%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.1 +1.7 33.3 2 Nov 18.5 +0.1 12.5 1 Sep 63.0 208.9 v low 30%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.7 +0.5 31.3 6 Oct 16.7 -0.1 8.5 1 Sep 93.8 269.1 v low 35%
Gympie 28.0 -0.2 35.6 21 Oct 12.9 -0.6 1.9 2 Sep 136.6 206.0 low 66%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.0 -0.4 30.1 28 Nov 15.6 -1.2 5.7 9 Sep 106.6 181.7 low 59%
Jimna Forestry 25.4 +0.4 34.0 21 Oct 10.8 -1.0 -0.8 2 Sep 121.0 189.1 low 64%
Kingaroy Airport 26.8 -0.2 34.4 21 Oct 10.2 -1.3 -2.1 2 Sep 189.0 148.6 average 127%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.0 +0.7 35.0 6 Oct 14.8 -0.1 5.2 2 Sep 114.1 219.7 v low 52%
Maleny Tamarind St 24.3 +0.4 32.6 22 Oct 13.8 -0.4 5.8 2 Sep 161.8 311.7 low 52%
Maryborough 27.9 +0.3 35.8 2 Nov 14.0 -1.1 5.0 3 Sep 98.0 202.0 low 49%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 26.9   35.0 16 Nov 14.8   7.3 2 Sep 137.7
Rainbow Beach 25.5 0.0 33.6 2 Nov       210.8 234.1 average 90%
Redcliffe 25.0   29.8 16 Nov 16.3   7.9 2 Sep 79.6 230.6 v low 35%
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.0 +0.6 33.2 19 Nov 14.5 -1.0 5.2 9 Sep 129.2 221.6 low 58%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.5 +0.1 34.9 19 Nov 16.1 -0.6 8.3 3 Sep 123.6 261.0 low 47%
Toolara (Kelly) 28.2 0.0 36.7 21 Oct 15.8 -0.5 9.1 2 Sep 168.4 228.4 average 74%
University of Queensland Gatton 28.8 +0.9 38.7 16 Nov 12.2 -0.7 2.3 2 Sep 169.6 179.9 average 94%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 23.5 +2.1 32.2 30 Nov 8.0 -0.8 -3.8 2 Sep 116.6 197.5 low 59%
Dalby Airport 28.6 +0.7 36.5 16 Nov 11.4 -1.0 -2.2 2 Sep 118.0 171.5 low 69%
Goondiwindi Airport 29.6 +1.3 39.0 30 Nov 12.8 -0.5 -1.4 2 Sep 45.0 152.3 v low 30%
Inglewood Forest 28.8 +1.1 38.1 30 Nov 12.2 -1.1 1.2 2 Sep 102.8 171.7 v low 60%
Oakey Aero 27.6 +1.3 36.2 16 Nov 10.0 -1.0 -3.2 2 Sep 109.0 165.9 low 66%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 24.1 +1.7 33.0 30 Nov 8.2 -0.5 -4.0 2 Sep 146.5 196.7 low 74%
Texas Post Office 28.8 +1.3 38.6 30 Nov 11.4 0.0 -1.6 2 Sep 117.4 168.5 average 70%
Toowoomba Airport 24.7 +0.7 33.5 16 Nov 12.1 -0.5 2.8 1 Sep 132.4 184.5 low 72%
Warwick 27.0 +1.5 36.9 30 Nov 9.6 -0.9 -3.2 2 Sep 84.6 201.6 v low 42%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 29.8 +0.9 38.1 30 Nov 12.3 -1.5 -1.0 2 Sep 74.2 121.4 low 61%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 30.0 +1.0 37.7 30 Nov 11.4 -0.9 -2.4 3 Sep 52.6 147.6 v low 36%
Mitchell Post Office 30.6 +1.7 39.6 30 Nov 11.1 -0.8 -2.2 3 Sep 30.2 127.6 v low 24%
Roma Airport 30.5 +1.4 39.5 23 Nov 11.1 -2.4 -3.5 3 Sep 61.2 142.6 low 43%
St George Airport 30.3 +1.1 40.5 30 Nov 13.2 -1.3 -0.1 2 Sep 31.0 145.6 v low 21%
Surat 30.0 +1.2 39.6 30 Nov 12.8 -0.6 -1.0 2 Sep 76.4 133.7 low 57%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 31.5 +2.2 41.8 30 Nov 13.3 -0.2 0.0 3 Sep 19.6 102.3 v low 19%
Charleville Aero 31.5 +2.0 39.9 30 Nov 13.8 -0.2 1.4 3 Sep 35.2 105.6 low 33%
Cunnamulla Post Office 31.9 +2.6 41.7 30 Nov 14.9 +0.4 3.8 1 Sep 10.4 74.7 v low 14%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie Airport 33.0 +2.3 42.0 29 Nov 15.5 -0.3 3.6 3 Sep 55.3 67.2 average 82%
Thargomindah Airport 32.9 +2.2 44.0 30 Nov 15.8 -0.9 4.7 1 Sep 6.0 64.7 v low 9%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.3 0.0 29.2 30 Nov 19.4 -0.6 15.3 2 Sep 80.4 174.5 average 46%
Willis Island 28.2 -0.4 30.4 21 Nov 23.9 +0.3 21.4 5 Oct 20.6 77.8 low 26%

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 Monday 3 December 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.

Please check the corresponding Monthly Weather Review's to confirm monthly data for both Birdsville and Coconut Island.

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