Queensland in autumn 2013

  • Daytime temperatures warmer than usual mainly in the western districts (area averaged 30 C - highest since 2009)
  • Warm overnight temperatures across the west and northern half of the state (17.7 C - highest since 2007)
  • Average across 70% of the state, with dry conditions mainly in the central and northwest districts* (149.6 mm area average - lowest since 2009)
  • There were three tropical cyclones in autumn: Sandra, Tim and Zane
  • Neutral conditions continued in the tropical Pacific


March

  • Tropical Cyclone Sandra (named on the 8th) - no coastal crossing
  • Tropical Cyclone Tim (named on the 14th) - no coastal crossing
  • Drier than usual across the central interior and parts of the Gulf Country
  • Wetter than usual across the southwest, far north, southern interior and parts of the east coast
  • Cool days in the southeast, warm across the west
  • Warm nights in the west and southeast

April

  • Tropical Cyclone Zane named on the 30th
  • Warmer than usual maximum temperatures, close to average minimum temperatures
  • Hottest day at Urandangi with 40C on the 22nd
  • Coldest night at Injune with 1.7 C on the 21st

May

  • Above average rainfall in the south-west, central and gulf country and below average in the south-east coast and top of peninsula (27.8 mm area average - lowest since 2011). 
  • Average maximum temperatures across most of the state, with above average in the far south-west, gulf country and western peninsula (26.4 C - highest since 2008)
  • Above average minimum temperatures most of the state except for the southeast, extending into the central highlands, and the central west, down to the NSW border, being average (14.6 C - highest since 2007)
  • Tropical Cyclone Zane was named on the 30th April, but weakened rapidly to a tropical low as it traversed a westward direction and passed over the Peninsula district on the 2nd May.

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Tree House Creek with 1972.7 mm and some sites had their highest total autumn rainfall for at least 20 years.

The wettest single day was on the 4th of March: Mt Jukes recorded 288.6 mm, Eton Sunwater with 259.0 mm and Doraville Station received 236.0 mm. Some sites had their highest autumn daily rainfall on record.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 28.9 C and the coolest on average was Applethorpe with 14.8 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Century Mine with 43.3 C on the 5th of March, and the warmest days on average were at Century Mine with 35.7 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 20.3 C and the coldest day was at Applethorpe with 10.5 C on the 22nd of May.

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

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -2.1 C on the 21st of May and the coolest nights on average were at Applethorpe with 9.4 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 25.9 C and the warmest night was at Century Mine with 31.4 C on the 1st of March.

Some sites had their warmest autumn night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Beaudesert Drumley Street with 94 km/h on the 24th of March and at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 94 km/h on the 13th of April.

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Extremes in autumn 2013
Hottest day 43.3 C at Century Mine on 5 Mar and 6 Mar
Warmest days on average 35.7 C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 20.3 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 10.5 C at Applethorpe on 22 May
Coldest night -2.1 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 21 May
Coolest nights on average 9.4 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 25.9 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 31.4 C at Century Mine on 1 Mar
Warmest on average overall 28.9 C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 14.8 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1972.7 mm at Tree House Creek
Wettest day 288.6 mm at Mt Jukes on 4 Mar
Highest wind gust 94 km/h at Beaudesert Drumley Street on 24 Mar
94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 13 Apr

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 autumn daily rainfall

Highest daily rainfall
in autumn 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Aramac Post Office 197.2 on 5 Mar 188.0 on 18 Apr 1990 130
Bowen Downs 188.8 on 5 Mar 151.0 on 23 Mar 1976 118
Quendon 97.0 on 2 Mar 84.4 on 21 Apr 1990 65
Whittaker 103.8 on 2 Mar 90.0 on 2 May 1996 54
Glenlyon Dam 118.0 on 2 Mar 90.9 on 1 Apr 1988 39
Coolmunda Dam 101.0 on 2 Mar 83.4 on 1 Apr 1988 37
Doraville Station 236.0 on 4 Mar 198.0 on 21 Mar 2012 23
Goondiwindi Airport 74.8 on 1 Mar 61.2 on 2 Mar 2010 22
Lloyona 82.0 on 2 Mar 72.4 on 6 Mar 2011 20
Warra-Kogan Rd Br 82.4 on 2 Mar =82.4 on 2 May 1996 20



Highest total autumn rainfall for at least 20 years

Total rainfall
for autumn 2013 (mm)
Most recent autumn
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
autumn
Palmerville 447.8 501.2 in 1983* 29 246.7
Rockhampton Aero 435.0 758.6 in 1990 23 192.8
Carfax 259.9 273.2 in 1990* 22 130.8
Broadmeadows 477.2 1110.4 in 1990* 21 243.5

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




Record highest autumn temperature

Highest temperature
in autumn 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Coolangatta 34.6 on 17 Mar 33.4 on 1 Mar 2002 25 25.1



Record lowest autumn daily maximum temperature

Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in autumn 2013 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Gold Coast Seaway 17.0 on 22 May 17.7 on 31 May 2000 22 25.7
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 16.8 on 22 May 18.1 on 25 May 2002 21 26.2
Thangool Airport 15.7 on 16 May 16.8 on 31 May 2000 21 29.4



Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Mornington Island 32.1 32.0 in 2009 37 30.7



Record lowest autumn mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2013 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Gladstone Radar 26.8 = 26.8 in 1983 55 28.1
Thangool Airport 26.7 26.9 in 2011 20 29.4

Lowest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2013 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
autumn
Rockhampton Aero 27.1 26.9 in 1940 73 28.4
Monto Township 25.8 25.7 in 1972* 29 27.3
University of Queensland Gatton 26.0 25.6 in 1992* 20 26.8

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




Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature

Highest daily minimum
temperature
in autumn 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Mount Isa Aero 29.3 on 1 Mar 28.9 on 4 Mar 1985 47 18.0
Mornington Island 30.9 on 1 Mar 29.8 on 1 Mar 1980 40 22.7
Cloncurry Airport 30.3 on 1 Mar 28.8 on 11 Mar 2004 21 19.1



Highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2013 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
autumn
Croydon Township 22.4 23.3 in 1986* 24 20.7

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




Summary statistics for autumn 2013

Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2013
Mean for
autumn
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2013
Total for
autumn
2013
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2013
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.9 +0.5 34.5 19 Apr 25.9 +0.2 23.3 27 Mar 514.4 534.7 average 96%
Coen Airport 31.0 +0.2 34.8 6 Mar 22.0 +0.4 16.0 27 May 473.4 341.6 high 139%
Horn Island 30.7 +0.4 32.4 30 Apr 25.2 +0.2 21.7 14 Apr 740.2 665.4 average 111%
Scherger RAAF 32.4   35.1 20 Mar 22.7   18.3 27 May 536.0


Weipa Aero 32.1 +0.2 33.8 22 May 23.1 +0.5 18.8 25 May 498.0 528.9 average 94%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.2 +0.5 35.1 6 Mar 23.3 +0.6 18.7 27 May 681.8 859.4 average 79%
Palmerville 31.2 -0.7 34.2 1 Apr 20.2 +0.6 11.6 26 May 447.8 246.7 high 182%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.8 +0.6 40.3 1 Mar 21.6 +0.6 12.9 25 May 189.2 218.9 average 86%
Century Mine 35.7   43.3 6 Mar 20.4 +0.2 9.9 26 May 11.2 137.3 low 8%
Cloncurry Airport 34.0 +1.3 41.2 5 Mar 20.8 +1.7 8.7 24 May 21.6 104.0 average 21%
Croydon Township 34.0 +0.7 37.7 24 Apr 22.4 +1.7 11.1 25 May 43.8 149.7 low 29%
Kowanyama Airport 32.6 +0.1 35.1 16 May 22.2 +0.7 13.0 25 May 220.8 300.7 average 73%
Mornington Island 32.1 +1.4 35.9 19 Mar 23.5 +0.8 15.6 27 May 69.0 324.4 v low 21%
Mount Isa Aero 33.0 +1.8 40.6 5 Mar 18.2 +0.2 6.5 26 May 25.4 92.9 low 27%
Normanton Airport 34.1 +1.0 38.1 2 Apr 22.8 +0.7 13.6 26 May 163.4 188.3 average 87%
Sweers Island 31.0 +0.3 36.0 1 Mar 25.5 +1.6 16.9 27 May 287.9 340.6 average 85%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 32.8   36.8 1 Mar 20.3   10.6 26 May 76.0 148.8 average 51%
Hughenden Airport 32.0 +0.6 38.7 18 Mar 18.8 +1.5 5.0 26 May 41.6 60.3 average 69%
Richmond Airport 33.6 +1.1 39.9 25 Mar 18.4 +1.3 6.0 24 May 42.4 102.9 average 41%
Richmond Post Office 33.6 +1.4 40.0 23 Mar 18.9 +2.0 7.4 24 May 55.3 99.1 average 56%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.3 +0.2 33.7 5 Mar 22.0 +0.5 15.9 26 May 461.4 710.9 average 65%
Cape Flattery 29.8 0.0 34.4 3 Mar 23.9 0.0 19.8 23 May 475.0 710.2 low 67%
Cooktown Airport 29.2 +0.1 34.6 5 Mar 22.8 +0.3 18.2 23 May 478.2 584.1 average 82%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.1 -0.1 33.8 3 Mar 24.0 0.0 21.5 25 May 594.2 770.4 average 77%
Mareeba Airport 28.4 +0.2 33.3 18 Mar 19.1 +0.5 11.6 26 May 350.8 223.5 high 157%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.2 -0.8 32.2 17 Mar 21.7 +1.8 11.4 25 May 453.1 702.1 average 65%
Ingham Composite 29.0 +0.1 34.1 19 Mar     12.0 25 May 425.6 704.7 low 60%
Innisfail 28.3 +0.2 33.7 17 Mar 21.7 +1.4 13.9 25 May 1460.1 1427.5 average 102%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.1 0.0 33.3 18 Mar 21.3 +1.1 12.0 25 May 1319.6 1277.4 average 103%
Townsville Aero 29.5 +0.2 34.7 18 Mar 21.0 +0.6 11.2 26 May 183.0 288.8 average 63%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.4 -0.5 33.4 18 Mar 20.8 +0.3 10.6 25 May 328.6 210.2 high 156%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.1 -0.2 34.4 18 Mar 19.4 +0.5 9.1 25 May 129.4 243.4 average 53%
Bowen Airport 28.4 -0.6 32.8 18 Mar 20.2 -0.2 9.6 25 May 340.2 223.3 high 152%
Collinsville Post Office 29.2 -0.7 34.5 18 Mar 17.1 +0.2 7.5 26 May 153.4 172.2 average 89%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.3 -0.2 29.8 4 Mar 22.0 -0.4 17.2 17 May 652.6 469.1 high 139%
Mackay Aero 27.2 -0.1 31.1 24 Apr 19.5 +0.6 10.1 25 May 788.4 512.8 high 154%
Mackay M.O 26.4 -0.1 31.1 2 Mar 20.2 +0.4 12.6 25 May 799.8 531.9 high 150%
Proserpine Airport 27.9 -0.6 31.3 18 Mar 19.4 +0.6 8.8 25 May 562.4 397.7 high 141%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 25.0   29.3 17 Mar 20.3   13.8 21 May



Samuel Hill Aero 26.3 -0.8 31.0 17 Mar 18.0 +0.8 7.0 20 May 964.4 420.8 v high 229%
St Lawrence 27.8   33.6 17 Mar 18.5   10.0 20 May 251.4 195.5 average 129%
Williamson 27.5   32.2 17 Mar 18.1   8.0 25 May 274.0


Woolshed 25.4 -0.4 31.2 18 Mar 17.5 +0.3 7.7 26 May 263.8 246.3 high 107%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.6 -0.8 30.9 17 Mar 19.3 +0.1 8.9 20 May 597.6 260.3 v high 230%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.1 -0.7 34.8 18 Mar 18.3 +0.2 10.0 25 May 111.7 126.4 average 88%
Moranbah Airport 28.0   34.4 17 Mar 16.4   5.7 27 May 207.2


Central Highlands (district 35)
Clermont Airport 27.4   34.5 17 Mar 15.2   2.8 27 May 149.4


Emerald Airport 28.0 -1.6 35.3 17 Mar 16.2 -0.5 7.7 20 May 135.8 114.7 average 118%
Lochington 28.4   35.5 25 Mar 14.7   4.2 27 May 160.0


Rolleston Airport 28.0   34.8 17 Mar 14.2   3.0 20 May 97.6


Springsure Comet St 27.4 -1.2 34.6 17 Mar 14.9 0.0 3.7 26 May 129.0 144.3 average 89%
Tambo Post Office 29.1 +0.3 37.9 23 Mar 13.0 +0.2 0.5 20 May 77.4 129.5 average 60%
Taroom Post Office 27.9 -0.4 35.5 23 Apr 13.6 -0.4 1.1 20 May 129.3 139.9 average 92%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 30.1 +0.4 37.8 25 Mar 17.6 +1.0 7.6 17 May 79.9 126.8 average 63%
Blackall Airport 30.2 +0.2 38.2 25 Mar 15.4 +0.2 3.6 17 May 78.0 73.3 average 106%
Isisford Post Office 30.6 +0.2 38.2 24 Mar 16.4 +0.6 6.4 17 May 53.5 124.6 average 43%
Longreach Aero 31.0 0.0 36.9 22 Apr 16.2 0.0 4.4 25 May 15.2 119.8 low 13%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.4 +2.0 42.4 6 Mar 19.7 +2.0 8.6 27 May 40.2 80.5 average 50%
The Monument Airport 32.6 +0.9 40.6 5 Mar 17.7 +1.0 4.9 26 May 67.2 55.0 average 122%
Trepell Airport 33.0 +0.9 40.7 23 Mar 18.1 +1.0 6.2 26 May 6.4 56.2 low 11%
Urandangi Aerodrome 34.1   42.2 6 Mar 16.8   4.6 26 May 29.6


Winton Airport 32.5 +0.6 39.9 23 Mar 17.8 +1.1 6.0 17 May 29.0 91.2 low 32%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 32.8 +1.6 41.7 27 Mar 17.4 +0.6 8.4 27 May 78.4 49.2 high 159%
Birdsville Airport 31.8 +1.0 42.9 27 Mar 17.5 +0.9 7.0 14 May 26.0 48.2 average 54%
Boulia Airport 32.6 +1.4 41.0 23 Mar 19.1 +2.0 9.0 26 May 31.4 63.4 average 50%
Windorah Post Office 31.2 +1.2 41.0 23 Mar 17.4 +1.2 7.2 19 May 46.4 81.9 average 57%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 26.7 -0.3 31.9 17 Mar 17.0 -0.2 5.8 20 May 280.8 240.6 high 117%
Gayndah Airport 27.1 -1.4 33.6 17 Mar 14.9 +0.3 3.5 20 May 173.0 116.3 high 149%
Gladstone Airport 26.9 -0.9 31.9 17 Mar 18.7 0.0 8.5 20 May 333.8 158.3 high 211%
Gladstone Radar 26.8 -1.3 32.2 17 Mar 19.1 -0.2 11.7 21 May 363.8 198.9 high 183%
Lady Elliot Island 25.9 -0.4 28.6 17 Mar 21.1 -0.5 12.1 21 May 279.4 346.6 average 81%
Monto Township 25.8 -1.5 32.5 17 Mar 14.1 +0.5 1.9 20 May 206.2 167.0 high 123%
Rockhampton Aero 27.1 -1.3 33.1 17 Mar 18.5 +0.9 8.1 20 May 435.0 192.8 v high 226%
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 25.9 -0.5 29.7 24 Mar 19.5 -0.2 13.1 20 May 401.8 396.2 average 101%
Seventeen Seventy 25.4 -0.8 28.6 22 Mar 19.0 -0.2 12.1 17 May 472.2 356.8 high 132%
Thangool Airport 26.7 -2.7 33.1 24 Mar 13.9 +0.1 2.3 20 May 164.3 136.5 average 120%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.1 -0.7 35.2 17 Mar 13.5 -0.4 1.6 20 May 223.2 191.8 high 116%
Archerfield Airport 26.3 0.0 34.1 17 Mar 15.0 -0.1 5.5 21 May 281.2 278.3 average 101%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 25.6   33.3 17 Mar 13.5   2.3 20 May 197.4


Beerburrum Forest Station 25.8 -0.5 35.1 17 Mar 15.5 -0.1 7.2 19 May 437.2 409.6 average 107%
Brisbane 26.1 -0.7 32.4 17 Mar 16.7 -0.2 8.3 20 May 319.2 231.6 high 138%
Brisbane Aero 25.1 -0.7 30.0 17 Mar 16.2 0.0 7.3 20 May 411.4 285.8 high 144%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.3 +0.3 28.1 24 Mar 19.0 +0.1 12.7 23 May 234.0 493.3 low 47%
Coolangatta 25.4 +0.3 34.6 17 Mar 16.4 -0.5 4.6 19 May 577.4 493.6 average 117%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.2 +0.6 31.7 24 Mar 19.6 0.0 13.2 17 May 214.8 439.8 low 49%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.8 +0.1 34.3 17 Mar 18.0 -0.1 11.4 20 May 544.2 354.8 v high 153%
Gympie 25.8 -1.3 32.7 17 Mar 14.9 +0.4 2.6 20 May 223.6 299.1 average 75%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.3 -0.3 31.0 17 Mar 17.2 -0.3 5.7 20 May 208.6 304.9 low 68%
Jimna Forestry 22.1 -1.2 30.1 17 Mar 12.6 +0.1 3.3 21 May 213.6 194.0 average 110%
Kingaroy Airport 23.9 -1.6 31.7 17 Mar 11.8 +0.2 -0.3 20 May 188.6 110.8 high 170%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.7 -0.5 35.3 17 Mar 16.1 +0.4 6.6 20 May 336.0 309.7 average 108%
Maleny Tamarind St 22.5 -0.7 31.0 17 Mar 15.0 +0.4 8.4 19 May 568.0 624.0 average 91%
Maryborough 26.7 -0.4 32.5 17 Mar 16.5 +0.2 5.5 20 May 329.4 323.8 average 102%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 25.5   33.4 17 Mar 16.3   7.1 20 May 533.0


Rainbow Beach 25.6 -0.2 29.6 17 Mar      
305.5 442.7 low 69%
Redcliffe 25.0 -0.6 31.4 17 Mar 17.2 -0.1 9.4 20 May 345.6 306.6 average 113%
Sunshine Coast Airport 25.7 +0.2 32.5 17 Mar 16.8 0.0 5.1 20 May 498.2 486.7 average 102%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.3 -0.2 30.9 17 Mar 17.7 -0.1 7.8 20 May 391.4 534.1 low 73%
Toolara (Kelly) 25.6 -1.2 32.8 17 Mar 16.9 -0.2 8.8 20 May 275.0 329.2 average 84%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.0 -0.8 34.4 17 Mar 13.8 +0.1 3.1 19 May 186.8 173.6 average 108%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 20.3 -0.5 28.0 24 Mar 9.4 -0.3 -1.9 21 May 149.6 162.8 average 92%
Dalby Airport 25.7 -1.2 33.2 17 Mar 11.8 -0.5 0.8 20 May 149.4 111.3 high 134%
Goondiwindi Airport 26.7 -0.6 32.9 16 Mar 12.6 -0.2 2.0 20 May 182.0 117.2 high 155%
Oakey Aero 24.5 -1.1 32.9 23 Mar 10.9 -0.9 -1.1 20 May 164.8 121.4 high 136%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 20.8 -1.0 28.7 22 Mar 9.5 -0.1 -2.1 21 May 149.9 154.5 average 97%
Texas Post Office 26.0 -1.3 33.0 24 Mar 11.6 -0.2 0.6 19 May 150.6 129.8 average 116%
Toowoomba Airport 21.5 -1.5 29.3 23 Mar 12.8 -0.3 4.5 21 May 205.4 130.8 high 157%
Warwick 23.5 -1.1 30.7 25 Mar 10.9 -0.1 -1.5 21 May 156.0 133.7 average 117%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 26.6 -1.0 34.2 25 Mar 12.5 -0.4 1.1 20 May 205.2 114.9 high 179%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 27.0 -0.3 34.1 23 Mar 11.7 -0.3 -0.7 20 May 129.8 136.7 average 95%
Mitchell Post Office 28.1 +0.9 36.9 23 Mar 11.9 +0.1 0.3 20 May 112.0 128.5 average 87%
Roma Airport 28.1 +0.5 36.0 23 Mar 11.4 -1.0 -1.0 20 May 107.2 126.6 average 85%
St George Airport 27.0 -0.7 35.7 23 Mar 13.2 -0.4 3.6 19 May 130.2 96.8 high 135%
Surat 27.5 -0.3 35.3 25 Mar 12.8 -0.4 0.4 20 May 84.8 123.5 average 69%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 28.3 +0.7 37.4 23 Mar 13.2 -0.1 2.8 19 May 51.1 112.8 low 45%
Charleville Aero 28.5 +0.8 37.7 25 Mar 13.6 -0.1 2.9 20 May 116.4 121.9 average 95%
Cunnamulla Post Office 28.7 +1.0 39.0 23 Mar 14.9 +0.7 6.0 19 May 71.6 98.4 average 73%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie Airport 29.6 +0.7 38.5 24 Mar 15.3 -0.4 5.2 20 May 132.8 95.4 high 139%
Thargomindah Airport 29.1 +0.2 38.7 22 Mar 15.9 -0.2 5.8 19 May 124.8 78.6 high 159%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.1 -0.2 28.0 1 Mar 20.6 -0.3 15.8 25 May 474.8 373.5 high 127%
Willis Island 28.7 -0.1 32.2 3 Mar 24.9 +0.2 21.5 25 May 565.4 406.5 high 139%

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 June 2013. 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.

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