Queensland in winter 2013: 2nd hottest on record

  • 2nd highest mean temperatures for winter on record for the state (18.40 C, 1.6 C above average) which is the highest since 1973
  • There were 2 new records and 2 equal records for winter mean temperatures
  • The whole of the state recorded above average daytime temperatures (also 2nd highest on record at 25.55 C, 1.74 C above average) which is the highest since 2009
  • There were 5 new records and 1 equal record for daily maximum temperatures
  • A large percentage of the state recorded above average night-time temperatures (a major exception being below and average minimum temperatures in the Central Highlands Coalfields district), with 11.3 C, 1.47 C above average and  the highest since 2010
  • Around 75% of the state recorded below average rainfall (average for the far north, around the Maranoa & Warrego district and the southeast), with an average of 33.3 mm, 17.9 mm below average and the lowest since 2009
  • Mt Isa was among 10 locations setting equal low rainfalll records (of 0 mm), and continues to have recorded no rainfall since May 2013 (which was 8.4 mm)
  • Both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts recorded above average rainfall

June

  • Nearly 70% of the state recorded below average rainfall
  • Rainfall in the southeast corner of the state was above average
  • Warmer than usual nights across most of the state, except the Capricorn Coast and Central Highlands districts
  • Warmer days in the northwest quarter of the state, cooler over the southeast quarter
  • Severe thunderstorms destroyed one house and six houses lost roofs in the Pratten and Bony Mountain area, north west of Warwick on the 13th
  • Light snow observed in Eukey on the 25th

July

  • There were13 temperature records (monthly) and 4 rainfall records (3 daily and 1 monthly)
  • Temperatures area averaged across the state:
    • Mean - 3rd warmest on record
    • Maximum (daytime)  - 4th warmest on record
    • Minimum (overnight) - 6th warmest on record
  • Rainfall:
    • Patchy, below average over southern districts
    • Above average rain fell over the far north
  • Extremes:
    • Hottest day was 34.2 C at Century Mine on the 19th
    • Coldest night was  -2.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 24th

August

  • There were 2 daily maximum temperature records for high temperatures
  • Temperatures:
    • 2nd highest mean daily maximum temperatures on record for August for state
    • Near normal minimum temperatures for state
  • Rainfall:
    • 5th driest August on record
  • Extremes:
    • Hottest day was 37.5 C at Birdsville Airport on the 31st
    • Coldest night was -5.6 C at Oakey Aero on the 21st and Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 22nd

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Topaz Alert with 604.0 mm, followed by Daradgee with 555.4 mm, followed by Innisfail with 485.6 mm.

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

The wettest single day was at Daradgee with 167.0 mm on 19 Jul, followed by Innisfail Wharf Alert with 147.0 mm on 19 Jul, followed by Innisfail with 146.4 mm on 19 Jul.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Coconut Island with 27.4 C, followed by Horn Island with 26.6 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 25.7 C.

The coolest on average was Applethorpe with 9.6 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 9.7 C, followed by Warwick with 11.8 C.

Some sites had their highest winter mean temperature on record. Some sites had their highest winter mean temperature for at least 20 years.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Birdsville Airport with 37.5 C on 31 Aug, followed by Century Mine with 37.1 C on 30 Aug, followed by Urandangi Aerodrome with 37.0 C on 31 Aug.

The warmest days on average were at Kowanyama Airport with 32.1 C, followed by Scherger RAAF with 31.6 C, followed by Weipa Aero with 31.6 C, followed by Normanton Airport with 31.2 C.

The coolest days on average were at Applethorpe with 15.7 C, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 16.5 C, followed by Toowoomba Airport with 17.8 C.

The coldest day was at Applethorpe with 8.4 C on 25 Jun, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 8.8 C on 25 Jun, followed by Applethorpe with 8.9 C on 21 Jun.

Some sites had their highest winter mean daily maximum temperature on record.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Oakey Aero with -5.6 C on 21 Aug, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -5.6 C on 22 Aug, followed by Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with -5.3 C on 21 Aug, followed by Oakey Aero with -5.0 C on 22 Aug.

The coolest nights on average were at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade with 2.8 C, followed by Applethorpe with 3.5 C, followed by Mitchell Post Office with 4.1 C, followed by Roma Airport with 4.1 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Coconut Island with 24.3 C, followed by Horn Island with 23.8 C, followed by Willis Island with 22.8 C.

The warmest night was at Coconut Island with 26.4 C on 5 Jun, followed by Coconut Island with 25.9 C on 13 Jun, followed by Coconut Island with 25.8 C on 6 Jun.

Some sites had their highest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 96 km/h on 2 Jul, followed by Double Island Point Lighthouse with 89 km/h on 2 Jul, followed by Cape Moreton Lighthouse with 87 km/h on 9 Jul.

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Extremes in winter 2013
Hottest day 37.5 C at Birdsville Airport on 31 Aug
Warmest days on average 32.1 C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 15.7 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 8.4 C at Applethorpe on 25 Jun
Coldest night -5.6 C at Oakey Aero on 21 Aug
-5.6 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 22 Aug
Coolest nights on average 2.8 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.3 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 26.4 C at Coconut Island on 5 Jun
Warmest on average overall 27.4 C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 9.6 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall555.4 mm at Daradgee
Wettest day 167.0 mm at Daradgee on 19 Jul
Highest wind gust 96 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 2 Jul

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 lowest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2013 (mm)
Previous driest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Boulia Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 127 26.0
Croydon Township 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 125 14.9
Richmond Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 123 29.0
McKinlay Roadhouse 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 120 24.8
Mount Isa Mine 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 79 20.6
Ayr DPI Research Stn 2.4 3.2 in 1977 61 52.2
Fort Constantine Station 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 55 19.8
Mount Isa Aero 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 47 15.3
Boodjamulla - Lawn Hill NP 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 28 9.9
Phosphate Hill 0.0 = 0.0 in 2009 25 19.2
McAllister Station 0.0 = 0.0 in 2012 20 4.6

Lowest total winter rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for winter 2013 (mm)
Most recent winter
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
winter
Isisford Post Office 0.6 0.0 in 1970 43 53.5
Whyenbah 21.0 7.6 in 1982* 28 80.8

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




Record highest winter mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Camooweal Township 28.9 = 28.9 in 2009 104 26.7
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.2 22.1 in 2009 103 19.8
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.7 20.6 in 2006 100 19.4
Bollon Mary St 22.6 22.5 in 2009 99 20.0
Goondiwindi Airport 21.4 21.1 in 2009 20 20.1
Roma Airport 22.9 22.7 in 2009 20 20.9



Highest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2013 (C)
Most recent winter
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
winter
Windorah Post Office 9.7 10.6 in 1973* 39 7.4
Lady Elliot Island 18.0 18.1 in 1973* 38 17.1
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 15.3 15.4 in 1993 20 13.8

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




Record highest winter mean temperature
Mean daily
temperature
for winter 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 18.0 17.9 in 2005 99 16.6
Double Island Point Lighthouse 18.6 = 18.6 in 2005 70 17.3
Taroom Post Office 15.9 = 15.9 in 2009 60 13.9
Goondiwindi Airport 13.9 13.8 in 2009 20 12.7

Highest winter mean temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily
temperature
for winter 2013 (C)
Most recent winter
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
winter
Mount Isa Aero 19.1 20.0 in 1973 40 17.6
Camooweal Township 20.4 20.7 in 1973* 38 18.2
Gold Coast Seaway 17.7 17.8 in 1993 20 17.0

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




Summary statistics for winter 2013
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2013
Mean for
winter
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2013
Total for
winter
2013
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2013
Fraction of
winter
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.4 +0.7 32.7 18 Aug 24.3 +0.3 22.3 9 Aug 124.2 59.2 high 210%
Coen Airport 29.8 +0.3 33.1 21 Aug 17.7 +0.3 11.2 11 Aug 0.2 5.7 v low 4%
Horn Island 29.5 +0.5 30.9 15 Jun 23.8 +0.5 19.5 21 Aug 50.0 29.7 high 168%
Scherger RAAF 31.6   34.7 21 Aug 19.5   14.8 9 Aug 29.6
Weipa Aero 31.6 +0.3 34.7 20 Aug 19.8 +0.7 15.1 10 Aug
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 27.7 +0.3 30.0 22 Aug 20.5 +0.9 12.7 9 Aug 99.0 130.8 average 76%
Palmerville 30.8 +0.5 35.0 20 Aug 14.5 0.0 8.8 2 Jul 2.6 20.2 low 13%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 30.4 +1.0 36.3 19 Aug 15.9 +1.2 10.3 7 Aug 0.6 7.4 average 8%
Century Mine 31.0 +2.1 37.1 30 Aug 13.6 +0.5 7.2 5 Aug 0.2 8.9 low 2%
Cloncurry Airport 28.4 +1.3 35.7 16 Aug 13.4 +2.2 6.8 23 Jun 0.4 11.7 low 3%
Croydon Township 30.8 +1.0 35.6 19 Aug 16.5 +1.7 8.4 25 Jul 0 14.9 lowest 0%
Julia Creek Airport 29.6 +1.9 36.7 30 Aug 10.1 +1.0 1.5 19 Jun 0 27.2 v low 0%
Kowanyama Airport 32.1 +0.9 35.1 19 Aug 16.7 +0.8 9.5 3 Jul 0.2 9.1 low 2%
Mornington Island 28.0 +1.6 32.6 30 Aug 17.7 +0.9 11.9 9 Aug 0.2 9.7 low 2%
Mount Isa Aero 27.5 +1.9 35.1 16 Aug 10.7 +1.1 2.3 7 Aug 0 15.3 lowest 0%
Normanton Airport 31.2 +1.0 36.3 20 Aug 17.5 +1.3 12.5 25 Jul 0 7.7 v low 0%
Sweers Island 26.7 +0.7 31.4 20 Aug 19.4 +1.3 14.3 3 Jul 1.1 9.7 average 11%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 30.1 +1.2 36.9 14 Aug 14.5 +1.3 5.9 8 Aug 0 22.7 v low 0%
Hughenden Airport 27.9 +1.5 34.6 18 Aug 10.5 +0.6 2.0 22 Aug 0.2 42.4 low 0%
Richmond Airport 28.9 +1.6 35.7 16 Aug 10.7 +1.3 3.0 19 Jun 0 29.2 v low 0%
Richmond Post Office 28.6 +1.7 35.0 15 Aug 11.6 +2.1 3.4 5 Aug 0 29.0 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.1 +1.0 29.2 31 Aug 18.0 +0.6 10.0 2 Jul 67.8 101.3 low 67%
Cape Flattery 27.2 +0.3 29.0 31 Aug 21.8 +0.8 13.7 9 Aug 43.2 94.6 low 46%
Cooktown Airport 26.9 +0.2 29.2 17 Aug 19.0 +0.5 9.5 2 Jul 49.0 66.6 average 74%
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.7 -0.3 29.7 21 Aug 21.4 +0.6 18.3 9 Aug 103.0 136.0 average 76%
Mareeba Airport 25.9 +0.5 31.2 20 Aug 14.5 +0.3 6.7 3 Jul 13.2 23.5 average 56%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 24.9 -0.4 27.5 16 Aug 16.4 +2.1 10.6 2 Jul 86.1 107.5 average 80%
Ingham Composite 26.0 +0.6 32.1 20 Aug     6.6 25 Jul 64.0 119.0 low 54%
Innisfail 25.2 +0.6 28.1 14 Jun 17.4 +1.8 11.3 2 Jul 485.6 440.3 average 110%
Lucinda Point 23.4 -0.3 27.6 17 Aug 19.0 +0.4 15.2 3 Jul 49.6 82.7 low 60%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.2 +0.7 28.6 20 Aug 16.6 +1.2 9.4 2 Jul 355.8 350.6 average 101%
Townsville Aero 26.7 +1.1 32.8 20 Aug 15.1 +0.8 8.7 9 Aug 5.4 50.7 v low 11%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 24.9 +0.2 31.0 20 Aug 15.5 +0.6 9.0 25 Jul 14.4 52.2 low 28%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.8 +1.3 33.7 20 Aug 13.6 +1.2 7.7 2 Jul 2.4 52.2 lowest 5%
Bowen Airport 25.4 +0.5 29.6 14 Jun 14.2 +0.1 6.4 10 Aug 11.5 65.5 low 18%
Collinsville Post Office 26.7 +1.1 32.3 18 Aug 10.8 +0.8 4.4 16 Jun 7.5 64.5 low 12%
Hamilton Island Airport 22.6 +0.6 26.7 20 Aug 18.7 +0.5 15.8 1 Jul 82.0 112.2 average 73%
Mackay Aero 24.1 +1.1 27.9 8 Aug 13.1 +1.3 7.0 24 Jun 32.4 131.1 v low 25%
Mackay M.O 22.8 +0.9 27.4 14 Aug 15.0 +1.3 9.6 24 Jun 34.4 133.2 v low 26%
Proserpine Airport 25.4 +0.6 31.3 20 Aug 12.4 +0.6 4.5 10 Aug 30.8 87.2 low 35%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.4 +0.5 28.1 12 Aug 11.5 +1.6 3.2 22 Aug 93.2 208.6 low 45%
St Lawrence 24.9   29.7 15 Aug 11.9   3.8 22 Aug 14.4 112.3 low 13%
Williamson 24.6   28.7 8 Aug 10.8   1.6 22 Aug 18.4 104.9 low 18%
Woolshed 23.3 +1.2 30.3 20 Aug 12.4 +1.2 5.3 16 Jun 20.4 72.2 low 28%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 22.3 +0.6 27.1 8 Aug 13.6 +1.0 5.3 22 Aug 47.6 126.3 low 38%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 26.5 +1.1 32.7 19 Aug 12.5 +0.4 5.8 16 Jun 11.0 58.9 low 19%
Moranbah Airport 25.6   32.4 19 Aug 8.5   0.9 24 Jun 4.2
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 25.4   31.4 19 Aug 9.7   2.7 10 Aug 9.2
Clermont Airport 24.9   32.6 19 Aug 6.5   -1.3 24 Jun 2.4
Emerald Airport 25.1 +1.2 31.4 14 Aug 9.9 +0.3 4.4 22 Jun 33.6 67.6 average 50%
Lochington 25.2   32.6 14 Aug 7.3   0.0 23 Jun 4.6
Rolleston Airport 24.8   31.2 13 Aug 7.4   -0.3 22 Aug 28.6
Springsure Comet St 24.3 +1.6 30.7 14 Aug 8.4 +1.4 1.3 24 Jul 27.2 90.4 low 30%
Tambo Post Office 24.2 +2.1 31.0 31 Aug 5.5 +1.0 -1.9 22 Aug 9.2 73.9 v low 12%
Taroom Post Office 24.5 +2.7 31.6 14 Aug 7.3 +1.3 -2.5 25 Jun 43.4 98.5 low 44%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 25.5 +2.1 32.7 13 Aug 10.5 +1.7 3.7 23 Jun 3.9 62.6 v low 6%
Blackall Airport 25.1 +1.7 33.2 17 Aug 7.6 +0.4 -1.3 22 Aug 3.8 55.0 v low 7%
Isisford Post Office 25.7 +2.1 33.2 30 Aug 8.8 +1.3 1.7 24 Jun 0.6 53.5 v low 1%
Longreach Aero 26.2 +1.8 34.4 16 Aug 9.0 +1.1 0.5 23 Jun 5.6 46.9 low 12%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 28.9 +2.2 36.2 31 Aug 11.9 +2.1 3.4 25 Jul 0.2 18.1 low 1%
The Monument Airport 26.6 +1.7 35.5 16 Aug 10.2 +2.3 1.7 23 Jun 0 17.4 v low 0%
Trepell Airport 27.0 +1.6 36.3 16 Aug 10.7 +2.0 3.5 24 Jul 0 17.2 v low 0%
Urandangi Aerodrome 27.4   37.0 31 Aug 8.9   0.5 23 Jul 0
Winton Airport 27.5 +1.9 35.9 16 Aug 10.8 +1.8 2.8 22 Jun 0.8 41.7 v low 2%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 24.2 +1.7 37.5 31 Aug 9.3 +1.6 3.5 22 Jul 4.4 16.3 average 27%
Windorah Post Office 24.8 +2.4 35.0 31 Aug 9.7 +2.3 3.2 24 Jun 1.2 40.9 v low 3%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 23.7 +1.1 28.1 8 Aug 11.5 +0.6 3.3 22 Aug 46.2 127.6 low 36%
Gayndah Airport 24.1 +1.0 30.7 14 Aug 8.8 +1.1 0.8 23 Aug 31.6 85.7 low 37%
Gladstone Airport 24.1 +0.8 29.0 15 Aug 13.3 +0.8 6.0 22 Aug 14.6 101.8 low 14%
Gladstone Radar 24.3 +0.9 29.0 15 Aug 14.9 +0.9 10.3 23 Aug 14.8 105.5 v low 14%
Lady Elliot Island 22.6 +1.0 26.3 13 Jun 18.0 +0.9 8.4 22 Aug 92.8 242.1 v low 38%
Monto Township 23.0 +1.4 29.4 31 Aug 7.3 +1.2 -1.3 22 Aug 29.8 99.8 v low 30%
Rockhampton Aero 24.7 +0.9 29.9 15 Aug 12.3 +1.9 4.8 22 Aug 25.6 95.9 low 27%
Seventeen Seventy 22.2 +0.4 26.5 21 Aug 14.7 +0.4 10.4 24 Jul 64.6 153.8 low 42%
Thangool Airport 24.0 +0.2 29.2 31 Aug 6.9 +0.6 -0.3 23 Aug 18.5 84.0 v low 22%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.5 +0.7 29.6 31 Aug 7.2 +1.0 -1.4 21 Aug 94.6 113.9 average 83%
Archerfield Airport 22.5 +0.8 28.7 12 Aug 9.7 +1.5 3.0 22 Aug 100.8 153.0 average 66%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.0   28.9 31 Aug 7.7   -1.2 21 Aug 132.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 22.6 +0.5 32.7 30 Aug 10.5 +0.7 3.4 23 Aug 187.2 186.0 average 101%
Brisbane 22.5 +0.2 28.5 28 Aug 11.9 +1.2 5.7 25 Jun 98.6 124.4 average 79%
Brisbane Aero 21.5 +0.2 26.2 13 Aug 11.2 +1.5 4.1 21 Aug 167.6 141.4 average 119%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.7 +1.3 24.1 15 Aug 15.3 +1.5 10.0 21 Aug 354.6 327.7 average 108%
Coolangatta 21.7 +0.8 26.3 27 Aug 11.2 +0.6 2.7 23 Aug 363.6 269.5 high 135%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.5 +1.4 27.4 31 Aug 15.7 +1.2 10.3 21 Aug 109.8 267.5 v low 41%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.1 +0.7 26.5 31 Aug 13.2 +0.7 5.6 21 Aug 278.8 227.5 average 123%
Gympie 22.6 +0.2 29.7 13 Aug 9.0 +1.9 -0.3 22 Aug 122.6 154.0 average 80%
Hervey Bay Airport 22.6 +0.6 27.4 15 Aug 11.6 +0.9 2.2 22 Aug 94.6 192.0 low 49%
Jimna Forestry 18.6 0.0 26.5 31 Aug 7.2 +1.4 -1.9 23 Aug 118.2 125.5 average 94%
Kingaroy Airport 20.5 +0.3 28.1 31 Aug 5.7 +1.3 -4.4 22 Aug 52.4 98.4 v low 53%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.2 +0.4 28.1 28 Aug 10.7 +1.4 4.3 22 Aug 188.5 154.5 high 122%
Maleny Tamarind St 19.5 +0.2 26.2 13 Aug 10.9 +1.2 4.6 21 Aug 241.0 260.1 average 93%
Maryborough 23.4 +0.8 29.2 13 Aug 10.8 +1.4 1.3 22 Aug 83.6 160.4 low 52%
Nambour DPI - Hillside 22.4   28.7 13 Aug 11.5   4.8 23 Aug 215.6
Rainbow Beach 22.1 +0.5 27.6 13 Aug       160.2 278.5 low 58%
Redcliffe 21.3 +0.2 26.4 12 Aug 12.3 +0.9 6.3 22 Aug 168.8 159.0 average 106%
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.4 +1.1 28.6 28 Aug 11.1 +0.9 1.9 22 Aug 315.8 270.3 average 117%
Tewantin RSL Park 22.1 +0.5 27.9 13 Aug 12.8 +1.1 6.0 21 Aug 266.2 292.8 average 91%
Toolara (Kelly) 21.9 -0.3 28.3 13 Aug 12.7 +0.8 7.1 22 Aug 165.4 220.5 low 75%
University of Queensland Gatton 22.3 +0.9 30.0 12 Aug 8.1 +1.3 0.3 25 Jun 70.8 106.3 average 67%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 15.7 +1.0 23.3 31 Aug 3.5 +0.9 -4.3 22 Aug 143.2 124.0 average 115%
Dalby Airport 21.1 +0.7 29.2 31 Aug 5.5 +0.8 -4.2 21 Aug 55.8 81.4 average 69%
Goondiwindi Airport 21.4 +1.3 30.6 12 Aug 6.4 +1.1 -1.4 22 Aug 49.0 95.3 low 51%
Oakey Aero 20.4 +1.1 28.5 31 Aug 4.5 +1.0 -5.6 21 Aug 78.8 86.8 average 91%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 16.5 +1.0 24.2 31 Aug 2.8 +0.9 -5.6 22 Aug 137.2 138.6 average 99%
Texas Post Office 20.3 +0.7 28.1 12 Aug 5.7 +1.5 -2.8 21 Aug 102.6 116.3 average 88%
Toowoomba Airport 17.8 +0.5 26.2 31 Aug 8.4 +1.3 -0.1 21 Aug 93.8 97.7 average 96%
Warwick 18.9 +0.2 26.2 31 Aug 4.6 +1.0 -4.5 21 Aug 113.6 88.8 high 128%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 22.4 +1.5 31.2 31 Aug 5.7 +0.6 -3.4 22 Aug 17.0 94.4 v low 18%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 23.1 +2.2 31.4 14 Aug 4.8 +0.8 -2.2 22 Aug 16.0 84.8 v low 19%
Mitchell Post Office 22.7 +2.5 32.5 30 Aug 4.1 +0.5 -3.1 22 Aug 24.5 90.5 low 27%
Roma Airport 22.9 +2.0 33.3 31 Aug 4.1 -0.5 -4.1 21 Aug 12.2 74.6 v low 16%
St George Airport 21.9 +1.4 31.2 30 Aug 6.7 +0.9 -1.0 21 Aug 27.0 78.3 low 34%
Surat 22.1 +1.6 31.2 31 Aug 6.1 +1.0 -2.8 22 Aug 56.6 102.2 low 55%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 22.6 +2.6 32.0 31 Aug 6.1 +0.9 -1.5 21 Aug 23.6 79.4 low 30%
Charleville Aero 22.7 +2.3 32.2 31 Aug 6.3 +1.1 -1.3 22 Aug 24.8 68.5 low 36%
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.2 +2.4 31.5 29 Aug 8.2 +1.7 2.5 19 Jun 26.2 65.7 low 40%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Quilpie Airport 23.1 +2.1 32.6 29 Aug 8.1 +1.0 2.1 21 Aug 19.0 49.6 low 38%
Thargomindah Airport 22.4 +1.5 33.2 29 Aug 8.4 +1.0 2.6 22 Aug 26.4 37.7 low 70%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 21.6 +0.8 24.8 12 Aug 17.1 +0.6 13.7 1 Jul 52.0 154.6 low 34%
Willis Island 26.5 +0.2 28.6 14 Jun 22.8 +0.6 20.0 25 Jul 41.6 116.9 low 36%

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 2 September 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is being used for temperature area averages from December 2012 onwards. The major change from earlier datasets is that the ACORN-SAT dataset commences in 1910, rather than 1950, and hence rankings are calculated using a larger set of years.

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