Queensland in spring 2019: very dry and warm

Rainfall was below to well below average across most of Queensland, and the driest on record in areas of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, southern Burnett, and South East Coast districts. It was also the driest spring on record in parts of the northern tropics. Mean maximum temperatures were the fifth-warmest on record. Mean minimum temperatures were cooler than average in the northeast tropics, central coast, and far western Queensland.

For the year-to-date, rainfall for Queensland is above average in parts of the northern tropics and northwest, and below average in the southeastern quarter to the State, with areas of lowest on record persisting in the southern Darling Downs. Year-to-date temperatures are more than a degree warmer than average for the mean, maximum and minimum temperatures, with record warm days persisting in the greater southeast.

Fourth-driest spring on record

  • Rainfall was below to well below average across most of Queensland
  • Averaged across the State, it was the fourth-driest spring on record (record is 14.89 mm in 1919, then 18.03 mm in 2002, then 25.98 mm in 1968)
  • Areas of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, southern Burnett, and South East Coast districts had their driest spring on record or their driest spring in several decades
  • Rainfall was close to average in southwest Queensland due to showers and thunderstorms in late October and in early November

Very hot days overall, record warm is some places

  • Queensland's spring mean maximum temperatures was the fifth-warmest on record, and 1.94 °C above average
  • Most of Queensland reported warmer than average mean maximum temperatures in spring, with some locations reporting their highest spring mean daily maximum temperature on record or their highest spring mean daily maximum temperature for several decades
  • In September, warmer than usual mean maximum temperatures were above average for much of the State away from the north and lower western areas, and well above average in the central and southeastern parts
  • October saw mean maximum temperatures above average everywhere apart from the far northeast tropical coast
  • Mean maximum temperatures in November were well above average across most of the State, with some areas in the east reporting their warmest November mean maximum on record
  • Spring mean minimum temperatures were 0.05 °C above average for the State as a whole
  • Spring minima were cooler than average in the northeast tropics and about the central coast, as well as in far western Queensland; areas around the southern Cape York Peninsula and Northern Goldfields had their lowest mean minimum temperature on record
  • Cooler than usual mean minimum temperatures were experienced across the northern tropics and central coast, and in western Queensland in September, with some sites reporting their lowest spring temperature on record
  • Minima were below average across most of the State in the first half of October, due to very little cloud cover, and cooler than usual in November around the northeast tropical and central coast

Bushfires and severe thunderstorms

  • Dozens of bushfires started early in the month, leading to the loss of several properties and covering tens of thousands of hectares
  • On 6 September, strong west to northwesterly winds ahead of the passage of a surface trough produced extreme to locally catastrophic fire conditions in the Maranoa and Warrego, and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts of Queensland, and also the northeastern districts of New South Wales
  • Special Climate Statement 71 gives further information about the severe fire weather conditions at the start of the month
  • Fires burnt west of Brisbane in Laidley and Grandchester on 8 October, with other fires also burning in eastern Queensland
  • Numerous bushfires were burning across eastern Queensland during November, with 15 homes lost at Cobraball (near Yeppoon) and one lost at Cooroibah (near Noosa)
  • Severe thunderstorms developed on 17 November, and produced isolated moderate falls and large hail in areas of the Sunshine Coast and northern suburbs of Brisbane

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Extremes in spring 2019
Hottest day 45.3 °C at Bedourie and at Birdsville Airport, both on 21 November
Warmest days on average 37.6 °C at Century Mine and at Julia Creek Airport
Coolest days on average 24.2 °C at Gannet Cay
Coldest day 13.3 °C at Applethorpe on 9 September
Coldest night -1.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 10 September
Coolest nights on average 7.8 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.2 °C at Coconut Island and at Horn Island
Warmest night 30.2 °C at Cloncurry Airport and at Windorah Airport, both on 29 November
Warmest on average overall 29.2 °C at Normanton Airport
Coolest on average overall 16.8 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Wettest overall 224.4 mm at Noosaville
Wettest day 161.0 mm at Springs on 12 October
Strongest wind gust 96 km/h at Thargomindah Airport on 16 October

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile 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

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Springs 161.0 on 12 Oct 131.8 on 20 Nov 2014 59



Record lowest spring total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Glenelg 26.5 42.6 in 2014 136 175.1
Texas Post Office 27.0 30.0 in 1926 134 166.2
Esk Post Office 27.8 46.6 in 1994 131 197.9
Palmerville 0.0 3.1 in 1944 129 89.9
Chinchilla Water Treatment Plant 3.0 28.3 in 1919 124 159.0
University of Queensland Gatton 23.4 36.4 in 1919 123 177.0
Harrisville Mary Street 32.1 40.1 in 1941 122 178.3
Gatton Allan Street 24.0 31.8 in 2014 121 171.8
Bell Police 28.4 45.8 in 2014 105 163.8
Yarraman Post Office 46.7 53.6 in 2002 104 185.7
Kinnoul 22.4 29.9 in 1919 102 149.4
Leslie Dam 21.2 26.4 in 1915 101 168.8
Pechey Forestry 45.4 61.8 in 1928 88 201.8
Hannaford Post Office 7.4 40.4 in 1939 83 145.1
Somerset Dam 36.6 58.1 in 1994 82 206.3
Upper Stone Exelby 13.0 14.5 in 1948 79 153.8
Meandarra Post Office 8.8 31.2 in 1939 76 145.9
Ellangowan 26.9 58.0 in 2002 67 180.0
Woodspring 17.8 37.8 in 1990 64 155.9
Glenroy Massie 40.6 53.4 in 1990 61 171.0
Queen Mary Falls 34.0 83.5 in 1991 60 234.3
Mackay M.O 19.2 22.8 in 2011 59 146.5
Mt Berryman 48.0 56.4 in 1968 56 199.0
Ingham Composite 21.0 23.2 in 1982 51 208.0
Applethorpe 49.4 54.5 in 1991 50 192.4
Oakey Aero 35.2 50.2 in 1994 50 161.2
Macalister 23.2 59.0 in 2002 48 165.5
Maroon Dam 36.1 64.0 in 1991 47 212.2
Cunninghams Gap National Park 50.4 96.7 in 1990 42 216.0
Greenbank Thompson Road 68.2 77.7 in 1991 42 208.7
Childers South 40.4 74.6 in 2002 41 183.9
Oakington 44.8 71.2 in 1991 41 184.5
Embreys Bridge 32.3 38.2 in 2014 38 160.2
Lucinda Point 8.4 20.0 in 2002 35 127.4
Boodjamulla - Lawn Hill NP 3.4 4.0 in 1988 34 71.8
Lauriedale 42.6 44.2 in 2014 29 158.2
Dalby Airport 15.2 72.0 in 2015 28 156.2
Emerald Airport 5.8 7.2 in 2002 28 119.7
Cloncurry Airport 0.4 4.0 in 2006 26 56.8
Felton 20.8 85.4 in 2000 25 179.2
Warwick 34.4 54.6 in 2002 25 186.3
Southwood 12.0 45.8 in 2012 24 139.0
The Deep Crossing 22.4 52.4 in 2009 24 149.9
Beardy Junction 32.4 76.0 in 2014 23 190.2
Point Lookout 111.2 126.3 in 2014 23 261.9
Toowoomba Airport 23.8 85.2 in 2014 23 169.6
Miles Constance Street 28.6 33.8 in 2002 22 117.3
Pratten Condamine River 36.2 70.8 in 2002 22 173.3
Richmond Airport 2.0 3.2 in 2006 22 56.5
St George Airport 15.6 21.6 in 2015 22 124.9
Woolshed 3.8 5.8 in 2002 22 102.5
Hervey Bay Airport 51.8 55.4 in 2013 21 184.8
Brisbane 73.4 97.2 in 2003 20 197.5
Dalmally 17.2 32.0 in 2009 20 126.3
Maryvale 34.7 90.1 in 2002 20 186.8

Lowest spring total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Cardwell Marine Pde 11.4 4.1 in 1902* 208.4
Toogoolawah Post Office 42.8 40.8 in 1919 184.8
Alderley 52.8 27.6 in 1919* 214.5
Jondaryan Post Office 41.4 31.2 in 1919* 162.1
Yuleba Garden St 22.8 9.1 in 1919* 143.5
Bambaroo 20.2 4.8 in 1923* 217.3
Pratten 30.8 24.0 in 1918* 171.0
Mossman Central Mill 45.5 14.4 in 1923* 247.8
Wallangarra Post Office 57.1 55.3 in 1926* 202.6
Mt Tamborine Fern St 85.7 72.7 in 1928* 268.7
Booroondarra 0.8 0.0 in 1944* 114.6
Karoola Park 14.4 9.4 in 1957* 131.9
Woodlands 31.6 30.2 in 1968* 120.4
Rocky Point Sugar Mill 65.0 63.5 in 1968* 231.1
Surat 33.0 31.2 in 1977 132.7
Lady Elliot Island 32.2 28.4 in 1980* 162.4
Woodgate Store 47.2 28.7 in 1980* 206.4
Lindfield 63.9 46.4 in 1988 194.2
Mount Isa Aero 2.8 1.2 in 1988 64.0
Peachester 85.6 58.7 in 1988* 270.7
Teddington Waterworks 55.3 50.4 in 1990 198.2
Dalveen 64.5 60.8 in 1991 206.1
Kenilworth Township 78.6 69.8 in 1991 241.6
Monogorilby - Home 90.0 75.6 in 1988* 195.4
Tully Sugar Mill 64.5 61.6 in 1992 388.0
Archerfield Airport 51.4 49.0 in 1994 210.9
Brampton Vale 47.4 36.6 in 1979* 152.5
Bundaberg Aero 53.8 48.4 in 1994 197.4
Coolangatta 65.2 26.0 in 1994 246.7
Springbrook Road 124.0 123.5 in 1994* 345.0
Carneys Creek The Ranch 89.4 85.4 in 1991* 239.8
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 66.2 63.8 in 1991* 195.2

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




Record highest spring temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Kowanyama Airport 41.5 on 9 Nov 41.0 on 24 Nov 1995 54 35.8
Seventeen Seventy 33.7 on 9 Nov 32.1 on 28 Nov 2018 33 25.9



Record highest spring mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Rockhampton Aero 31.8 31.6 in 2013 80 29.5
Amberley AMO 31.0 30.2 in 2013 78 27.7
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 25.9 25.3 in 1980 74 22.6
Applethorpe 25.5 25.0 in 2002 49 21.7
Texas Post Office 30.4 30.3 in 2002 49 27.7
Oakey Aero 29.9 29.4 in 2013 46 26.5
Archerfield Airport 29.1 29.0 in 2013 43 26.9
Dalby Airport 30.9 30.5 in 2013 27 28.1
Emerald Airport 33.5 33.3 in 2013 27 31.4
Warwick 29.3 28.0 in 2014 24 25.8
Toowoomba Airport 27.2 26.3 in 2014 23 24.3
Woolshed 28.3 28.2 in 2013 21 27.2

Highest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
University of Queensland Gatton 31.6 32.6 in 1915* 28.0
Maryborough 29.4 =29.4 in 1988 27.6
Springsure Comet St 32.2 32.7 in 1991 30.3

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




Lowest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Lockhart River Airport 30.1 29.9 in 1999 30.4



Record highest spring daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Cloncurry Airport 30.2 on 29 Nov 30.1 on 26 Nov 2016 27 20.1



Record lowest spring temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Palmerville 5.0 on 10 Sep 6.3 on 12 Sep 1913 111 19.1
Cairns Aero 9.3 on 5 Sep 11.1 on 3 Sep 1948 78 20.6
Proserpine Airport 3.2 on 4 Sep 3.8 on 12 Sep 2011 30 17.2
Horn Island 15.1 on 8 Sep 16.1 on 7 Sep 1997 25 24.8
Bedourie 5.4 on 10 Sep 5.5 on 14 Sep 2004 21 17.2
Cooktown Airport 9.7 on 6 Sep 10.9 on 3 Sep 2014 20 22.4
Mareeba Airport 6.6 on 10 Sep 8.3 on 10 Sep 2006 20 17.4



Record lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Palmerville 16.1 16.3 in 1904 111 19.1
Proserpine Airport 15.2 15.7 in 1991 29 17.2

Lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 7.8 =7.8 in 1974* 8.7
Cairns Aero 19.3 18.8 in 1982 20.6
Maryborough 14.0 13.4 in 1982 15.1
Walkamin Research Station 15.1 14.8 in 1982 16.7
Innisfail 18.9 18.6 in 1994 19.0
South Johnstone Exp Stn 17.7 17.4 in 1991* 18.7
Mackay Aero 16.8 16.1 in 1996 17.8

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




Record highest spring mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Amberley AMO 21.7 = 21.7 in 2005 78 20.4
Emerald Airport 25.3 25.2 in 2018 27 24.1
Warwick 19.8 19.6 in 2014 24 18.2
Toowoomba Airport 20.1 19.8 in 2013 23 18.5

Highest spring mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
University of Queensland Gatton 22.1 23.6 in 1915* 20.4

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




Lowest spring mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Palmerville 26.0 25.8 in 1940* 27.1

* 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 2019

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2019
Diff
from
average
Highest for
spring
2019
Mean for
spring
2019
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
spring
2019
Total for
spring
2019
Average
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2019
Fraction of
spring
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.4 +1.2 36.2 8 Nov 24.2 -0.6 21.2 10 Sep 26.6 78.9 average 34%
Coen Airport 32.9 -0.4 38.3 18 Nov 18.9 -1.6 11.3 10 Sep 3.2 40.8 low 8%
Horn Island 30.5 -0.6 32.5 30 Nov 24.2 -0.6 15.1 8 Sep 3.8 56.6 v low 7%
Scherger RAAF 35.0 -0.5 39.2 18 Nov 20.4 -1.4 14.7 11 Sep 29.4 120.2 low 24%
Weipa Aero 35.1 -0.2 39.0 20 Nov 20.9 -0.8 14.9 11 Sep 46.2 117.0 low 39%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.1 -0.3 33.1 10 Nov 22.0 +0.1 14.1 8 Sep 21.0 103.1 low 20%
Palmerville 36.0 +0.9 40.3 9 Nov 16.1 -3.0 5.0 10 Sep 0 89.9 lowest 0%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.6 +0.3 41.7 18 Oct 20.3 -1.1 12.5 5 Sep 32.8 53.2 average 62%
Century Mine 37.6 +0.1 42.8 19 Nov 20.1 -0.6 13.0 16 Sep 41.2 64.8 average 64%
Cloncurry Airport 36.3 +0.5 43.1 20 Nov 19.3 -0.8 9.8 1 Sep 0.4 56.8 lowest 1%
Julia Creek Airport 37.6 +0.8 43.9 20 Nov 18.0 -0.2 7.8 12 Sep 14.4 40.8 low 35%
Kowanyama Airport 36.7 +0.9 41.5 9 Nov 21.0 -0.7 12.1 10 Sep 7.8 74.1 v low 11%
Lake Julius AWS 36.5   43.1 20 Nov 20.8   11.9 2 Sep 8.0


Mornington Island Airport 32.3   37.8 14 Nov 23.0   13.9 12 Sep 31.2


Mount Isa Aero 35.8 +1.5 43.0 20 Nov 17.4 -0.6 6.3 2 Sep 2.8 64.0 v low 4%
Normanton Airport 36.3 +0.1 42.2 19 Oct 22.3 -0.7 15.4 10 Sep 21.6 54.4 low 40%
Sweers Island 31.2 -0.4 36.7 14 Nov 24.0 -0.5 14.0 12 Sep 5.7 85.8 v low 7%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 36.2 +0.7 40.3 18 Oct 18.7 -1.4 5.8 10 Sep 5.0 72.8 v low 7%
Hughenden Airport 35.8 +1.1 41.7 19 Nov 17.3 -1.5 5.6 10 Sep 11.4 67.5 low 17%
Richmond Airport 37.1 +1.2 42.8 19 Nov 18.6 +0.1 8.3 12 Sep 2.0 56.5 lowest 4%
Richmond Post Office 36.5 +1.2 42.1 19 Nov 19.3 +1.6 9.9 12 Sep 0 52.4 lowest 0%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.2 +0.7 34.6 10 Nov 19.3 -1.3 9.3 5 Sep 70.6 173.4 low 41%
Cairns Racecourse 30.2   34.0 10 Nov 18.1   7.6 5 Sep 86.4


Cape Flattery 29.9 -0.5 32.0 29 Nov 22.2 -1.0 13.0 8 Sep 13.4 50.5 low 27%
Cooktown Airport 30.0 -0.3 32.8 10 Nov 21.3 -1.1 9.7 6 Sep 12.8 89.5 v low 14%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.5 +0.3 33.8 14 Nov     19.1 6 Sep 46.8 169.6 low 28%
Mareeba Airport 30.6 +0.3 36.5 9 Nov 16.0 -1.4 6.6 10 Sep 3.6 62.2 v low 6%
Walkamin Research Station 29.4 +0.4 35.6 18 Nov 15.1 -1.6 8.0 6 Sep 10.7 102.5 v low 10%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cowley Beach (Defence) 28.8   31.8 23 Nov 18.5   7.8 10 Sep 85.0


Innisfail 28.5 +0.2 31.3 10 Nov 18.9 -0.1 10.8 10 Sep 114.3 329.8 low 35%
Innisfail Aerodrome 29.5   33.6 20 Oct 16.0   5.2 10 Sep 105.4


Lucinda Point 26.3 -0.8 30.7 9 Nov 22.1 -0.6 15.5 5 Sep 8.4 127.4 lowest 7%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 30.8   40.6 9 Nov 19.7   14.2 11 Sep 7.0


South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.9 0.0 34.2 9 Nov 17.7 -1.0 8.1 10 Sep 104.0 329.1 v low 32%
Townsville Aero 30.2 +0.8 36.4 9 Nov 19.2 -1.2 9.5 6 Sep 3.4 91.9 v low 4%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 31.3   38.3 19 Oct 17.1   6.9 9 Sep 2.2


East Central Coast (district 33)
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.5 +0.8 38.7 9 Nov 17.2 -0.8 7.7 9 Sep 4.8 80.3 v low 6%
Bowen Airport AWS 29.5   34.4 9 Nov 18.0   7.1 10 Sep 8.0


Collinsville Post Office 33.6 +1.8 39.1 18 Nov 15.9 -1.1 5.6 11 Sep 8.0 82.3 v low 10%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.1 0.0 33.9 9 Nov 21.4 -0.4 17.4 3 Sep 33.8 134.9 low 25%
Mackay Aero 28.9 +0.9 35.9 9 Nov 16.8 -1.0 6.6 9 Sep 17.6 139.3 v low 13%
Mackay M.O 28.6 +1.2 34.0 9 Nov 19.0 -0.4 11.0 9 Sep 19.2 146.5 lowest 13%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 28.4   36.2 9 Nov 16.2   6.0 9 Sep 26.4


Proserpine Airport 30.8 +0.6 40.0 9 Nov 15.2 -2.0 3.2 4 Sep 48.8 123.4 low 40%
Samuel Hill Aero 29.0 +1.1 36.4 9 Nov 13.3 -1.7 4.2 9 Sep 39.6 159.7 v low 25%
St Lawrence 29.8 +0.9 38.2 9 Nov 16.5 -1.1 6.6 9 Sep 22.8 116.3 v low 20%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 32.2   38.4 18 Nov 16.6   8.5 11 Sep 0.6


Williamson 29.7 +0.9 37.2 9 Nov 15.9 -1.2 3.6 9 Sep 9.6 92.5 v low 10%
Woolshed 28.3 +1.1 36.0 9 Nov 16.2 -1.2 5.1 4 Sep 3.8 102.5 lowest 4%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.2 +0.2 34.9 9 Nov 18.6 -0.2 8.7 9 Sep 36.2 149.1 v low 24%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 33.8 +1.4 39.9 18 Nov 16.9 -1.1 8.8 11 Sep 1.6 88.2 v low 2%
Moranbah Airport 33.7   39.0 18 Nov 15.5   4.5 11 Sep 30.2


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 33.3   40.7 17 Nov 16.2   7.2 9 Sep 15.4


Clermont Airport 33.2   39.5 17 Nov 14.7   1.5 9 Sep 23.2 106.6 v low 22%
Emerald Airport 33.5 +2.1 40.7 17 Nov 17.1 +0.4 8.3 9 Sep 5.8 119.7 lowest 5%
Lochington 33.0   39.3 17 Nov 15.0   4.3 9 Sep 65.4


Rolleston Airport 32.9   40.4 17 Nov 14.7   4.1 11 Sep 36.0 123.6 v low 29%
Springsure Comet St 32.2 +1.9 38.7 15 Oct 14.6 -0.3 3.4 17 Sep 42.0 140.8 v low 30%
Tambo Post Office 32.0 +1.4 40.0 16 Oct 13.3 0.0 1.0 11 Sep 68.4 102.5 average 67%
Taroom Post Office 32.8 +3.2 40.1 8 Oct 14.5 +0.3 2.9 1 Sep 20.8 159.1 v low 13%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Blackall Airport 33.2 +0.7 40.8 16 Oct 15.9 -0.5 2.4 11 Sep 118.0 97.8 high 121%
Isisford Post Office 34.4 +1.6 41.4 16 Oct 16.4 +0.1 4.8 11 Sep 79.4 77.5 average 102%
Longreach Aero 35.2 +1.7 42.5 16 Oct     4.6 9 Sep 8.6 62.6 low 14%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.9 +1.6 42.9 20 Nov 18.7 -0.3 6.9 11 Sep 6.0 50.1 v low 12%
Carters Bore 34.9   42.2 21 Nov 20.4   13.4 1 Sep 20.0


New May Downs 35.3   42.3 20 Nov 19.9   10.9 20 Sep 8.0


The Monument Airport 35.0 +0.2 43.5 20 Nov 15.9 -2.1 4.4 9 Sep 0.8 47.7 v low 2%
Trepell Airport 35.4 +0.4 43.0 20 Nov 16.7 -1.7 5.9 1 Sep 19.2 44.1 average 44%
Urandangi Aerodrome 36.1   45.0 21 Nov 15.5   2.9 9 Sep 2.4


Winton Airport 36.4 +1.1 42.9 16 Oct 17.3 -0.9 6.8 12 Sep 2.0 44.4 v low 5%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 33.7 +0.5 45.3 21 Nov 15.8 -1.5 5.6 1 Sep 6.6 29.9 low 22%
Windorah Airport 33.7   43.1 21 Nov 17.0   5.6 1 Sep 15.8


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 29.0 +1.9 34.4 13 Nov 16.2 -0.2 8.3 5 Sep 53.8 197.4 v low 27%
Gayndah Airport 32.2 +2.3 40.4 8 Oct 14.5 -0.1 4.8 11 Sep 40.4 145.4 v low 28%
Gladstone Airport 28.8 +1.3 35.1 9 Nov 18.3 +0.1 9.0 9 Sep 85.6 141.2 low 61%
Gladstone Radar 29.3 +0.9 36.1 8 Nov 18.8 +0.2 12.7 10 Sep 125.6 153.4 average 82%
Lady Elliot Island 26.7 +1.2 30.2 9 Nov 20.7 +0.3 14.1 15 Sep 32.2 162.4 v low 20%
Monto Township 30.9 +2.1 38.6 8 Oct 13.4 +0.3 3.5 2 Sep 116.8 156.1 average 75%
Rockhampton Aero 31.8 +2.3 40.7 8 Oct 17.0 +0.2 7.1 3 Sep 50.2 139.2 low 36%
Seventeen Seventy 27.1 +1.2 33.7 9 Nov 19.1 0.0 11.1 10 Sep 74.1 166.1 low 45%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 31.0 +3.3 41.1 8 Oct 12.4 -0.6 2.9 10 Sep 52.2 186.0 v low 28%
Archerfield Airport 29.1 +2.2 38.5 8 Nov 14.6 +0.3 6.6 12 Sep 51.4 210.9 v low 24%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.5 +2.5 39.9 16 Nov 12.8 -0.2 3.6 10 Sep 44.2 192.9 v low 23%
Beerburrum Forest Station 28.5 +1.2 38.5 8 Nov 14.0 -0.4 6.6 4 Sep 191.4 255.3 average 75%
Brisbane 28.3 +1.3 34.8 7 Nov 16.7 +0.4 10.4 1 Sep 73.4 197.5 lowest 37%
Brisbane Aero 26.2 +0.7 34.6 6 Sep 15.9 +0.3 8.1 13 Sep 121.2 199.2 low 61%
Canungra (Defence) 28.5   38.0 8 Nov 10.6   1.8 1 Sep 58.2


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.6 +1.5 29.5 4 Sep 18.6 +0.8 12.0 10 Sep 97.4 235.2 v low 41%
Coolangatta 25.7 +1.1 30.9 4 Sep 15.6 -0.2 4.6 8 Sep 65.2 246.7 v low 26%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.9 +2.4 33.9 13 Nov 19.2 +0.7 12.5 10 Sep



Gold Coast Seaway 25.9 +0.5 35.0 8 Nov 16.8 -0.1 10.6 1 Sep



Greenbank (Defence) 29.6   39.6 8 Nov 11.7   2.9 10 Sep 54.4


Gympie 30.2 +2.0 38.7 7 Oct 13.5 0.0 2.5 3 Sep 97.4 204.2 low 48%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.3 +0.8 33.8 5 Nov 16.0 -0.7 3.0 9 Sep 51.8 184.8 lowest 28%
Kingaroy Airport 29.5 +2.4 37.8 8 Oct 11.4 0.0 1.3 14 Sep 41.6 140.0 v low 30%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.0 +1.5 37.1 8 Nov 15.4 +0.4 8.6 10 Sep 92.0 210.2 v low 44%
Maryborough 29.4 +1.8 36.7 13 Nov 14.0 -1.1 3.4 9 Sep 68.8 202.5 v low 34%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 27.7 +0.9 37.9 8 Nov 15.4 -0.1 9.0 4 Sep 154.2 263.5 low 59%
Rainbow Beach 26.4 +0.8 34.6 13 Nov      
199.6 245.2 average 81%
Redcliffe 26.3 +0.8 34.4 6 Sep 17.2 +0.2 9.9 10 Sep 121.4 210.9 low 58%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.7   32.6 4 Sep 15.8   8.6 10 Sep 102.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 26.4 +0.7 35.4 13 Nov 15.5 0.0 8.3 3 Sep 184.6 229.2 average 81%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.5 +1.0 36.3 13 Nov 16.7 0.0 9.1 8 Sep 202.4 267.2 average 76%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 27.6   36.1 13 Nov 15.4   5.9 8 Sep 130.8


University of Queensland Gatton 31.6 +3.6 41.3 8 Oct 12.6 -0.3 3.8 13 Sep 23.4 177.0 lowest 13%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 25.5 +3.8 34.9 20 Nov 8.3 -0.5 -0.6 14 Sep 49.4 192.4 lowest 26%
Dalby Airport 30.9 +2.8 39.0 20 Nov 11.8 -0.5 0.9 1 Sep 15.2 156.2 lowest 10%
Oakey Aero 29.9 +3.4 38.4 8 Oct 11.5 +0.5 0.9 3 Sep 35.2 161.2 lowest 22%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 25.9 +3.3 35.3 20 Nov 7.8 -0.9 -1.5 10 Sep 66.2 195.2 v low 34%
Texas Post Office 30.4 +2.7 39.5 20 Nov 12.3 +0.7 1.7 10 Sep 27.0 166.2 lowest 16%
Toowoomba Airport 27.2 +2.9 36.5 20 Nov 13.0 +0.3 4.1 10 Sep 23.8 169.6 lowest 14%
Warwick 29.3 +3.5 38.2 20 Nov 10.3 -0.2 1.0 10 Sep 34.4 186.3 lowest 18%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 31.4 +2.2 39.2 20 Nov 12.6 -1.1 0.2 11 Sep 28.6 117.3 lowest 24%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 31.6 +2.5 38.9 20 Nov 12.0 -0.3 -0.4 11 Sep 52.8 147.3 v low 36%
Mitchell Post Office 31.7 +2.6 40.1 21 Nov 11.5 -0.5 0.2 11 Sep 51.2 127.0 low 40%
Roma Airport 32.2 +2.7 40.8 20 Nov 12.4 -1.0 0.5 11 Sep 35.4 134.0 v low 26%
St George Airport 31.5 +2.0 41.6 20 Nov 13.9 -0.6 3.6 1 Sep 15.6 124.9 lowest 12%
Surat 31.3 +2.3 40.5 20 Nov 13.5 0.0 2.6 1 Sep 33.0 132.7 v low 25%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 31.2 +1.8 42.0 21 Nov 13.4 -0.1 3.8 1 Sep 26.6 100.7 v low 26%
Charleville Aero 31.7 +2.0 40.5 20 Nov 14.2 +0.1 1.8 11 Sep 34.2 101.3 low 34%
Cunnamulla Post Office 31.2 +1.8 42.7 21 Nov 14.9 +0.3 5.3 18 Sep 25.6 73.5 low 35%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 32.2 +0.1 44.0 20 Nov 16.8 -0.3 6.4 8 Sep 14.8 43.9 average 34%
Thargomindah Airport 31.9 +0.7 44.3 21 Nov 16.2 -0.5 5.9 11 Sep 6.8 55.8 low 12%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Cato Island 24.9   28.7 18 Nov 21.1   14.9 13 Oct



Creal Reef 24.6   27.9 17 Nov 22.6   18.4 11 Sep



Flinders Reef 26.0   29.3 19 Oct 23.6   20.6 11 Sep



Gannet Cay 24.2   27.9 20 Oct 22.0   16.8 12 Sep



Holmes Reef 25.9   29.5 8 Nov 24.1   21.3 11 Sep



Marion Reef 25.0   28.0 13 Nov 22.9   20.1 11 Sep



Middle Percy Island 25.8 +0.2 33.5 9 Nov 19.8 -0.2 15.4 10 Sep 17.0 137.8 v low 12%
Willis Island 28.6 0.0 31.0 23 Nov 23.7 0.0 21.2 13 Sep 15.0 76.1 low 20%

Notes

The Seasonal climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists 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. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 4 pm on Sunday 1 December 2019. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites 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 10 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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