Queensland in summer 2019-20: second-warmest on record

Summer rainfall totals were mixed across the State. Areas around the Cape York Peninsula and north tropical coast, far southwest and central interior reported below average rainfall. Parts of the southern interior and southeast, and small areas through the central and southern interior and Gulf Country recorded above average rainfall.

Mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures above average across the entire State, and second-warmest on record after 2005-06.

Summer rainfall mixed across the State

  • Summer rainfall was below average for the State as a whole
  • Below average rainfall was recorded in the far southwest and across the Cape York Peninsula and north tropical coast, and along parts of the east coast
  • Above average rainfall was recorded in parts of the Gulf Country, the central and southern interior, and the southeast coast of Queensland
  • Some sites had their highest total summer rainfall on record or their highest total summer rainfall for at least 20 years
  • Following a very dry December, a tropical low and a monsoon trough at the end of January produced moderate to heavy falls in the northern tropics, with extremely heavy falls about the north tropical to Burdekin coasts
  • February rainfall was well above average across the southeastern quarter of the State, with record high February rainfall in areas of the Maranoa and Warrego
  • The wettest day was at Home Hill Post Office, with 426.2 mm recorded on 28 January 2020
  • Tropical cyclone Esther made landfall near the Northern Territory and  Queensland border around 11am on 24 February 2020
  • Some sites had their highest summer daily rainfall on record

Second-warmest summer on record

  • Queensland had its second-warmest summer on record in terms of mean temperature, behind 2005-06, and 2.16 °C above the long-term average
  • Mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were above average across the entire State, and both were second-warmest on record after 2005-06
  • A number of sites had their highest summer mean daily minimum temperature on record or their highest summer mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
  • Queensland's mean maximum temperature was 2.33 °C above the long-term average, and the mean minimum temperature was 1.97 °C above the long-term average
  • It was a hot and dry start to summer in Queensland: it was warmest December on record and the second-driest December on record for the State
  • January and February both had above average mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures
  • There were some very hot days in December: a number of sites had their highest summer temperature on record and the hottest day during summer was at Birdsville Airport on 24 December 2019, where it reached 49.3 °C
  • The late start to the monsoon onset at Darwin saw a build-up of heat in the northwest, with hot days persisting until late January, and a number of sites had their highest summer mean daily maximum temperature on record
  • Overnight temperatures were warm in many locations, and some sites had their warmest summer night on record

Tropical cyclones and flooding

  • Tropical cyclones Uesi and Esther were in the Australian Region in February: Uesi stayed well off the Queensland coast but generated large and powerful surf along the central to southeast coast of Queensland, and Esther made landfall as a category 1 system near the Queensland and Northern Territory border on 24 February
  • Significant flood levels were recorded in numerous catchments during February most notably in the Georgina/Eyre, Logan/Albert, Condamine/Balonne and Warrego catchments
  • Heavy rainfall recorded across north west Queensland in late January produced river level rises in the upper Georgina River
  • Floodwaters resulting from this rainfall extended downstream across the entire month of February eventually reaching Eyre Creek in late February

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Extremes in summer 2019-20
Hottest day 49.3 °C at Birdsville Airport on 24 Dec 2019
Warmest days on average 41.0 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average 28.2 °C at Creal Reef and at Gannet Cay
Coldest day 17.0 °C at Applethorpe on 5 Feb 2020
Coldest night 5.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 5 Dec 2019
Coolest nights on average 15.9 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 27.3 °C at Sweers Island
Warmest night 34.6 °C at Birdsville Airport on 31 Dec 2019
Warmest on average overall 33.5 °C at Windorah Airport
Coolest on average overall 22.3 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1236.0 mm at Mount Jukes
Driest overall 3.8 mm at Noccundra Hotel
Wettest day 426.2 mm at Home Hill Post Office on 28 Jan 2020
Strongest wind gust 119 km/h at Julia Creek Airport on 25 Dec 2019

Maps

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Record highest summer daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Warnambool Downs 205.0 on 26 Jan 2020 176.5 on 13 Jan 1951 99
Home Hill Post Office 426.2 on 28 Jan 2020 387.1 on 29 Dec 1942 96
Ayr DPI Research Stn 327.8 on 28 Jan 2020 210.1 on 21 Feb 1960 70
Karoola Park 127.0 on 23 Feb 2020 116.8 on 18 Feb 1959 66
Jackson Community Postal Agency 124.8 on 26 Jan 2020 118.0 on 19 Jan 1982 57
Miami Bardon Ave 305.6 on 18 Jan 2020 265.4 on 11 Feb 1976 53
Yantumara 191.4 on 22 Feb 2020 172.5 on 27 Feb 1997 43
Coolangatta 205.6 on 18 Jan 2020 196.6 on 20 Jan 2006 39
Coombabah Water Treatment Plant 254.0 on 18 Jan 2020 225.0 on 25 Jan 2012 29
Springfield 165.0 on 23 Feb 2020 100.0 on 3 Feb 2012 28
Gold Coast Seaway 254.8 on 18 Jan 2020 178.2 on 25 Jan 2012 27
Sunshine Coast Airport 231.8 on 13 Feb 2020 197.6 on 21 Feb 2015 27
Warwick 104.8 on 9 Feb 2020 65.2 on 27 Dec 2010 27
Pratten Condamine River 111.0 on 9 Feb 2020 92.0 on 3 Jan 1996 25
Alva Beach 275.4 on 28 Jan 2020 194.6 on 23 Feb 2009 24
Point Lookout 102.2 on 9 Feb 2020 100.4 on 2 Dec 2005 24
Lochnagar 129.4 on 26 Jan 2020 112.0 on 10 Feb 2009 20
Normanton Airport 154.4 on 28 Jan 2020 145.4 on 15 Feb 2017 20



Record highest summer total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Coolangatta 1057.2 1047.8 in 2014 36 496.1
Gold Coast Seaway 1151.6 929.4 in 2014 26 449.2

Highest summer total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Woleebee Nevasa 587.0 663.6 in 1970* 242.2
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 722.0 926.3 in 1973* 427.7
Manly Railway Station 725.8 1103.8 in 1973* 411.7
Yantumara 508.8 623.8 in 1975* 284.2
Bell Police 362.8 416.2 in 1987* 258.5

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




Record highest summer temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 36.0 on 22 Dec 2019 34.7 on 17 Dec 1964 63 29.2
Double Island Point Lighthouse 37.3 on 16 Dec 2019 = 37.3 on 5 Dec 2002 59 27.7
Kowanyama Airport 41.9 on 3 Dec 2019 41.0 on 12 Dec 2002 54 33.5
Rainbow Beach 37.2 on 16 Dec 2019 = 37.2 on 12 Jan 2002 28 28.6
Weipa Aero 38.9 on 8 Dec 2019 38.8 on 11 Dec 2016 28 32.5
Bedourie 47.6 on 24 Dec 2019 47.3 on 2 Jan 2014 22 38.9
Richmond Airport 45.1 on 26 Dec 2019 45.0 on 21 Dec 2018 22 37.2
Birdsville Airport 49.3 on 24 Dec 2019 49.0 on 13 Jan 2013 20 39.4
Mareeba Airport 38.9 on 25 Dec 2019 38.2 on 4 Dec 2012 20 31.3
Middle Percy Island 34.4 on 3 Dec 2019 33.9 on 18 Dec 2005 20 28.4



Record highest summer mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Rockhampton Aero 34.5 34.4 in 2001 80 31.8
Cairns Aero 32.7 = 32.7 in 2012 77 31.4
Collinsville Post Office 36.1 35.9 in 1982 60 33.5
Kowanyama Airport 35.5 35.1 in 1982 53 33.5
Lockhart River Airport 33.3 33.0 in 2012 53 31.8
Walkamin Research Station 32.0 = 32.0 in 2012 51 30.0
Bundaberg Aero 31.9 = 31.9 in 2001 40 30.0
Seventeen Seventy 31.3 30.4 in 2018 31 29.2
Charters Towers Airport 36.8 35.4 in 2005 27 33.8
Tewantin RSL Park 29.7 29.6 in 2005 23 28.4
Woolshed 31.2 30.4 in 2014 21 28.7



Record highest summer daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Willis Island 29.2 on 13 Feb 2020 29.1 on 4 Feb 2016 95 25.6
Kowanyama Airport 29.8 on 19 Jan 2020 29.5 on 6 Dec 1995 53 24.4
Longreach Aero 32.5 on 12 Jan 2020 31.8 on 14 Jan 2018 53 22.7
Gladstone Airport 27.5 on 23 Jan 2020 = 27.5 on 28 Jan 1998 27 22.7
Yeppoon The Esplanade 28.0 on 17 Feb 2020 27.5 on 25 Jan 2006 27 23.5
Horn Island 29.0 on 20 Jan 2020 = 29.0 on 25 Dec 2005 25 25.3
Rundle Island 28.1 on 16 Feb 2020 28.0 on 12 Feb 2002 24 24.2
Birdsville Airport 34.6 on 31 Dec 2019 34.4 on 12 Jan 2018 20 25.2
Hughenden Airport 30.6 on 22 Jan 2020 30.1 on 31 Dec 2017 20 23.3



Record lowest summer temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Beerburrum Forest Station 11.5 on 6 Dec 2019 11.6 on 7 Dec 2013 21 19.4



Record highest summer mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Innisfail 24.2 = 24.2 in 2001 108 22.7
Rockhampton Aero 23.6 23.3 in 2001 80 21.9
Lady Elliot Island 25.0 24.9 in 2005 79 23.7
Lockhart River Airport 24.7 24.6 in 2018 53 23.7
Longreach Aero 24.9 = 24.9 in 2005 52 22.7
Kowanyama Airport 25.4 25.3 in 1997 49 24.4
Texas Post Office 20.7 20.6 in 2016 47 18.2
Archerfield Airport 21.3 21.2 in 2016 43 19.9
Emerald Airport 23.4 23.3 in 2001 27 21.9
Thangool Airport 20.7 20.6 in 2007 27 19.4
Warwick 18.1 17.8 in 2016 24 16.7
Yeppoon The Esplanade 24.6 24.5 in 2005 24 23.5

Highest summer mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Camooweal Township 25.7 =25.7 in 1970* 24.0
Amberley AMO 20.3 20.9 in 1979 19.2
Tewantin RSL Park 22.3 22.7 in 1997 21.5
Gympie 20.6 =20.6 in 1997* 19.3
University of Queensland Gatton 20.1 20.5 in 1997* 18.7

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




Record highest summer mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
University of Queensland Gatton 27.0 = 27.0 in 2016 90 25.0
Rockhampton Aero 29.0 28.9 in 2001 80 26.9
Collinsville Post Office 29.5 29.4 in 2016 60 27.6
Lockhart River Airport 29.0 28.7 in 2015 53 27.8
Walkamin Research Station 26.3 26.1 in 2001 51 25.1
Kowanyama Airport 30.4 29.9 in 2017 49 28.9
Seventeen Seventy 27.3 27.2 in 2005 30 25.9
Charters Towers Airport 29.3 = 29.3 in 2001 27 28.0
Horn Island 29.2 = 29.2 in 2015 24 28.2
Warwick 25.2 25.1 in 2016 24 23.2
Tewantin RSL Park 26.0 = 26.0 in 2005 23 25.0

Highest summer mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Gympie 26.7 27.2 in 1979* 25.1
Camooweal Township 32.5 33.0 in 1985* 30.6

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




Summary statistics for summer 2019-20

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2019-20
Diff
from
average
Highest for
summer
2019-20
Mean for
summer
2019-20
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
summer
2019-20
Total for
summer
2019-20
Average
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2019-20
Fraction of
summer
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.2 +1.0 36.5 24 Dec 2019 26.7 +0.7 24.1 7 Feb 2020 388.8 731.7 v low 53%
Coen Airport 34.7 +1.5 40.4 14 Dec 2019 23.9 +0.1 21.2 10 Dec 2019 691.8 676.1 average 102%
Horn Island 32.2 +1.1 34.5 3 Jan 2020 26.2 +0.9 23.3 30 Jan 2020 598.4 1021.0 v low 59%
Scherger RAAF 34.2 +1.1 39.5 3 Dec 2019 24.6 +0.5 22.2 27 Dec 2019 991.2 1091.4 average 91%
Weipa Aero 33.3 +0.8 38.9 8 Dec 2019 24.7 +0.5 22.4 27 Dec 2019 1187.2 1277.5 average 93%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 33.3 +1.5 37.9 18 Jan 2020 24.7 +1.0 21.4 8 Dec 2019



Palmerville 35.4 +1.6 41.7 3 Dec 2019 23.5 +0.6 17.4 9 Dec 2019 440.6 677.7 low 65%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.7 +1.7 44.4 19 Jan 2020 26.2 +1.0 19.4 3 Dec 2019 355.2 533.0 low 67%
Century Mine 38.9 +1.7 44.8 19 Jan 2020 26.2 +1.5 20.8 2 Dec 2019 201.6 383.6 low 53%
Cloncurry Airport 39.1 +1.8 45.0 26 Dec 2019 25.7 +1.0 18.7 2 Dec 2019 266.0 340.6 average 78%
Julia Creek Airport 39.9 +1.8 45.3 25 Dec 2019 25.0 +1.4 18.4 29 Feb 2020 293.0 294.3 average 100%
Kowanyama Airport 35.5 +2.0 41.9 3 Dec 2019 25.4 +1.0 21.6 17 Dec 2019 584.2 872.3 low 67%
Lake Julius AWS 39.0   44.5 26 Dec 2019 26.1   20.7 2 Dec 2019 236.6


Mornington Island Airport 33.5   39.8 5 Dec 2019 27.0   22.4 29 Dec 2019 891.2


Mount Isa Aero 38.9 +2.5 45.0 18 Dec 2019 24.1 +0.7 15.5 7 Dec 2019 242.4 284.0 average 85%
Normanton Airport 35.9 +1.2 43.2 5 Dec 2019 26.0 +0.6 20.8 2 Jan 2020 702.2 559.3 high 126%
Sweers Island 33.9 +1.1 39.0 19 Jan 2020 27.3 +0.7 22.1 19 Feb 2020 594.8 828.7 average 72%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 36.8 +2.2 42.0 26 Dec 2019 24.5 +1.2 19.1 13 Feb 2020 325.8 551.4 low 59%
Hughenden Airport 38.2 +2.1 44.1 25 Dec 2019 24.0 +0.7 17.3 4 Dec 2019 233.4 272.4 average 86%
Richmond Airport 38.8 +1.6 45.1 26 Dec 2019 24.6 +1.3 18.8 5 Dec 2019 326.2 280.9 high 116%
Richmond Post Office 38.8 +1.9 44.1 29 Dec 2019 24.8 +2.1 18.4 5 Dec 2019 269.7 297.6 average 91%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 32.7 +1.3 40.0 15 Feb 2020 24.3 +0.7 21.3 1 Dec 2019 822.4 1023.7 average 80%
Cairns Racecourse 32.9   40.1 15 Feb 2020 24.0   19.5 9 Dec 2019 968.6


Cape Flattery 33.1 +0.9 39.5 19 Jan 2020 24.7 -0.1 21.5 25 Dec 2019 359.0 611.9 v low 59%
Cooktown Airport 33.0 +1.0 38.7 19 Jan 2020 24.4 0.0 21.5 25 Dec 2019 844.8 815.7 average 104%
Low Isles Lighthouse 33.4 +1.3 37.9 15 Feb 2020     23.3 9 Jan 2020 1012.2 1027.1 average 99%
Mareeba Airport 33.1 +1.8 38.9 25 Dec 2019 21.7 +0.5 18.2 9 Dec 2019 373.4 528.8 low 71%
Walkamin Research Station 32.0 +2.0 38.3 25 Dec 2019 20.6 +0.4 16.3 26 Dec 2019 565.8 591.7 average 96%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 31.9 +0.5 40.7 15 Feb 2020 24.2 +1.4 21.1 4 Dec 2019 802.8 1097.9 average 73%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 32.1   36.7 17 Jan 2020 23.8   20.8 8 Dec 2019 638.4


Innisfail 31.9 +1.1 39.9 14 Feb 2020 24.2 +1.5 21.8 9 Dec 2019 836.6 1359.7 low 62%
Innisfail Aerodrome 32.9   39.3 14 Feb 2020 22.7   17.9 9 Dec 2019 734.2


Lucinda Point 30.4 +0.4 36.8 14 Feb 2020 25.7 +0.4 22.7 11 Feb 2020 276.8 512.6 low 54%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 33.9   40.8 14 Feb 2020 24.2   22.1 30 Dec 2019 478.8


South Johnstone Exp Stn 32.3 +1.2 39.3 15 Feb 2020 23.4 +1.0 20.1 1 Dec 2019 746.2 1362.4 low 55%
Townsville Aero 33.2 +1.8 39.1 14 Feb 2020 25.3 +1.1 20.7 3 Dec 2019 553.0 699.2 average 79%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 34.5   41.5 25 Dec 2019 22.5   18.3 3 Dec 2019 354.8


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 31.1 +0.1 34.8 28 Feb 2020 25.7 +1.0 22.2 22 Dec 2019 662.4 610.9 average 108%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 33.2 +1.4 38.5 14 Feb 2020 23.7 +1.1 19.7 1 Dec 2019 778.4 550.8 high 141%
Bowen Airport AWS 32.2   35.5 3 Dec 2019 24.2   20.8 1 Dec 2019 314.2


Collinsville Post Office 36.1 +2.6 41.0 25 Dec 2019 22.9 +1.2 19.0 20 Dec 2019 284.6 383.9 average 74%
Hamilton Island Airport 30.6 +0.8 33.4 21 Jan 2020 25.3 +0.6 21.0 28 Dec 2019 724.4 689.6 average 105%
Mackay Aero 31.8 +1.4 36.5 3 Dec 2019 23.4 +0.5 17.6 3 Dec 2019 779.8 774.8 average 101%
Mackay M.O 31.8 +1.8 36.3 3 Dec 2019 24.3 +0.9 20.5 15 Dec 2019 794.4 775.8 average 102%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 31.6   36.9 3 Dec 2019 22.9   17.4 4 Dec 2019 873.8


Proserpine Airport 33.0 +1.4 40.5 3 Dec 2019 22.8 +0.4 16.5 1 Dec 2019 701.6 824.5 average 85%
Samuel Hill Aero 32.3 +1.7 36.7 5 Dec 2019 21.4 +0.2 14.4 1 Dec 2019 332.4 641.8 low 52%
St Lawrence 32.9 +1.2 38.1 2 Dec 2019 23.2 +0.6 18.0 3 Dec 2019 354.8 512.3 low 69%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 35.1   41.3 25 Dec 2019 22.3   18.3 4 Dec 2019 314.8


Williamson 32.6 +1.3 39.1 2 Dec 2019 23.5 +1.0 18.1 11 Dec 2019 277.8 468.1 low 59%
Woolshed 31.2 +2.5 37.9 15 Feb 2020 21.3 +0.6 14.7 3 Dec 2019 502.2 701.4 average 72%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 30.1 +1.0 39.1 2 Dec 2019 24.6 +1.1 20.6 1 Dec 2019 401.4 415.9 average 97%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 36.8 +3.0 41.8 19 Jan 2020 21.8 -0.4 18.7 4 Dec 2019 256.4 373.6 average 69%
Moranbah Airport 36.2   43.3 25 Dec 2019 22.7   18.6 11 Dec 2019 185.6


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 35.7   42.0 16 Dec 2019 22.6   18.6 17 Jan 2020 270.2


Clermont Airport 36.0   41.8 25 Dec 2019 22.2   16.7 3 Dec 2019 160.2 243.5 average 66%
Emerald Airport 36.2 +2.0 42.3 16 Dec 2019 23.4 +1.5 19.4 17 Jan 2020 286.6 258.5 average 111%
Lochington 36.4   42.5 25 Dec 2019 22.5   16.0 5 Dec 2019 141.4 291.5 average 49%
Rolleston Airport 35.9   42.5 16 Dec 2019 22.5   15.1 5 Dec 2019 412.8


Springsure Comet St 35.3 +1.8 41.7 25 Dec 2019 21.5 +1.1 14.6 7 Jan 2020 200.2 309.9 average 65%
Tambo Post Office 36.5 +2.0 42.0 17 Dec 2019 21.6 +1.7 13.0 4 Dec 2019 188.8 225.8 average 84%
Taroom Post Office 36.1 +2.6 43.3 16 Dec 2019 22.2 +1.9 14.9 5 Dec 2019 247.7 275.9 average 90%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 37.4 +2.0 43.4 25 Dec 2019 25.0 +2.2 18.9 6 Dec 2019 143.5 225.9 average 64%
Blackall Airport 37.6 +1.6 43.9 17 Dec 2019 23.5 +1.0 15.0 5 Dec 2019 274.0 243.5 average 113%
Isisford Post Office 38.6 +2.0 44.0 24 Dec 2019 24.3 +1.8 15.9 5 Dec 2019 189.6 193.4 average 98%
Longreach Aero 39.3 +2.4 45.3 17 Dec 2019 24.9 +2.2 15.8 5 Dec 2019 139.0 208.8 low 67%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 39.3 +2.1 45.7 24 Dec 2019 25.7 +1.7 17.8 6 Dec 2019 375.6 253.6 high 148%
Carters Bore 38.4   44.5 24 Dec 2019 25.8   19.3 4 Dec 2019 277.2


New May Downs 38.4   43.7 24 Dec 2019 25.1   17.6 2 Dec 2019 294.8


The Monument Airport 39.7 +2.1 45.6 18 Dec 2019 24.4 +0.3 14.3 2 Dec 2019 158.4 186.1 average 85%
Trepell Airport 39.7 +1.9 45.1 17 Dec 2019 24.7 +0.6 16.5 2 Dec 2019



Urandangi Aerodrome 40.8   47.5 18 Dec 2019 24.6   14.3 6 Dec 2019 96.0


Winton Airport 39.4 +1.4 45.7 1 Jan 2020 24.4 +0.6 17.4 2 Dec 2019 327.4 186.0 high 176%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 40.7 +1.8 47.6 24 Dec 2019 25.4 +1.1 16.8 2 Dec 2019 38.2 81.7 average 47%
Birdsville Airport 41.0 +1.6 49.3 24 Dec 2019 25.5 +0.3 16.5 4 Dec 2019 18.2 52.5 low 35%
Windorah Airport 40.5   46.1 24 Dec 2019 26.5   18.4 4 Dec 2019 32.4


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 31.9 +1.9 36.2 5 Dec 2019 22.3 +1.2 18.4 20 Dec 2019 315.4 449.1 average 70%
Gayndah Airport 35.5 +2.5 43.0 16 Dec 2019 21.5 +1.2 15.6 5 Dec 2019 180.6 263.1 low 69%
Gladstone Airport 31.8 +1.3 38.4 2 Dec 2019 23.7 +1.0 19.8 26 Dec 2019 454.0 424.2 average 107%
Lady Elliot Island 30.4 +1.4 32.2 4 Feb 2020 25.0 +1.3 21.7 27 Dec 2019 337.8 369.7 average 91%
Monto Township 33.7 +1.9 40.5 16 Dec 2019 20.2 +1.3 13.5 5 Dec 2019 330.1 316.7 average 104%
Rockhampton Aero 34.5 +2.7 41.9 16 Dec 2019 23.6 +1.7 20.3 1 Dec 2019 264.6 378.8 average 70%
Rundle Island 29.1 +1.0 32.6 21 Feb 2020 25.2 +1.0 20.3 26 Dec 2019



Seventeen Seventy 31.3 +2.1 33.7 17 Feb 2020 23.3 +0.6 19.8 27 Dec 2019 303.6 469.3 average 65%
Thangool Airport 35.1 +1.8 40.9 16 Dec 2019 20.7 +1.3 15.6 5 Dec 2019 271.2 283.6 average 96%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 32.8 +2.0 43.1 16 Dec 2019 20.3 +1.1 11.5 4 Dec 2019 356.4 356.4 average 100%
Archerfield Airport 31.4 +1.4 41.2 16 Dec 2019 21.3 +1.4 15.4 4 Dec 2019 554.4 411.4 high 135%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 32.8 +1.9 41.8 16 Dec 2019 20.2 +1.4 11.1 4 Dec 2019 515.6 370.4 average 139%
Beerburrum Forest Station 31.3 +1.3 41.6 16 Dec 2019 20.0 +0.6 11.5 6 Dec 2019 555.0 561.7 average 99%
Brisbane 30.9 +0.9 41.2 16 Dec 2019 22.2 +1.1 17.4 4 Dec 2019 739.2 437.1 v high 169%
Brisbane Aero 29.4 +0.6 35.1 6 Dec 2019 22.0 +1.1 15.7 4 Dec 2019 683.8 389.0 v high 176%
Canungra (Defence) 30.7   40.3 16 Dec 2019 18.7   9.7 6 Dec 2019 737.4


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 28.8 +2.1 33.4 2 Dec 2019 22.8 +1.1 19.0 14 Dec 2019 722.0 427.7 v high 169%
Coolangatta 28.9 +0.8 34.2 16 Dec 2019 21.0 +0.4 13.0 4 Dec 2019 1057.2 496.1 highest 213%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 29.8 +2.1 37.3 16 Dec 2019 23.1 +0.9 20.6 29 Dec 2019 476.8 450.7 average 106%
Gold Coast Seaway 28.9 +0.3 34.8 6 Dec 2019 21.9 +0.5 17.4 4 Dec 2019 1151.6 449.2 highest 256%
Greenbank (Defence) 32.2   42.3 16 Dec 2019 19.7   11.1 4 Dec 2019 520.6


Gympie 32.7 +1.7 41.0 16 Dec 2019 20.6 +1.3 12.9 5 Dec 2019 329.2 464.0 low 71%
Hervey Bay Airport 30.9 +0.9 34.4 4 Dec 2019 22.2 +0.5 16.9 20 Dec 2019 426.2 395.6 average 108%
Kingaroy Airport 32.5 +2.2 40.5 16 Dec 2019 18.5 +1.1 9.1 5 Dec 2019



Logan City Water Treatment Plant 30.6 +1.1 40.3 16 Dec 2019 21.4 +1.3 16.4 4 Dec 2019 621.1 395.9 v high 157%
Maryborough 32.4 +1.8 39.0 5 Dec 2019 21.1 +0.8 16.0 4 Dec 2019 456.6 463.1 average 99%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 30.4 +1.2 40.8 16 Dec 2019 20.8 +0.6 15.0 4 Dec 2019



Point Lookout 30.1 +1.0 35.0 4 Dec 2019 22.9 +0.7 19.8 5 Dec 2019 648.8 428.3 high 151%
Rainbow Beach 29.5 +0.9 37.2 16 Dec 2019     24.3 16 Dec 2019 615.6 488.7 high 126%
Redcliffe 29.6 +0.8 35.4 2 Dec 2019 22.5 +0.7 17.2 5 Dec 2019



Redland (Alexandra Hills) 29.3   35.8 16 Dec 2019 21.5   15.4 4 Dec 2019 799.2


Sunshine Coast Airport 29.6 +0.8 37.4 16 Dec 2019 21.5 +0.7 13.5 5 Dec 2019 950.8 494.9 v high 192%
Tewantin RSL Park 29.7 +1.3 39.3 16 Dec 2019 22.3 +0.8 16.6 4 Dec 2019 713.4 497.7 high 143%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 30.5   39.2 16 Dec 2019 21.3   15.2 4 Dec 2019 775.4


University of Queensland Gatton 33.8 +2.5 43.4 16 Dec 2019 20.1 +1.4 12.4 5 Dec 2019 213.6 307.5 low 69%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 28.6 +2.6 37.1 5 Jan 2020 15.9 +1.2 7.3 5 Dec 2019 319.2 277.3 average 115%
Dalby Airport 33.9 +1.9 41.2 16 Dec 2019 19.5 +1.2 10.8 4 Dec 2019 248.2 246.5 average 101%
Oakey Aero 32.5 +2.0 40.7 16 Dec 2019 18.9 +1.5 9.1 4 Dec 2019 423.8 251.2 v high 169%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 29.0 +2.0 37.1 5 Jan 2020 16.5 +1.4 5.5 5 Dec 2019 334.4 277.4 high 121%
Texas Post Office 34.5 +1.3 42.6 22 Dec 2019 20.7 +2.5 11.7 4 Dec 2019 276.8 244.6 average 113%
Toowoomba Airport 29.8 +1.9 38.0 16 Dec 2019 18.4 +1.1 13.7 3 Dec 2019 304.4 298.9 average 102%
Warwick 32.2 +2.4 40.3 16 Dec 2019 18.1 +1.4 9.2 4 Dec 2019 264.0 256.8 average 103%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 34.8 +1.6 41.5 8 Dec 2019 20.6 +0.7 9.5 5 Dec 2019 271.8 228.6 high 119%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 35.8 +2.7 42.1 22 Dec 2019 20.8 +1.8 10.7 5 Dec 2019 214.4 264.1 average 81%
Mitchell Post Office 36.5 +2.9 43.5 22 Dec 2019 21.3 +1.9 10.3 5 Dec 2019 342.0 224.8 high 152%
Roma Airport 35.7 +2.0 43.4 24 Dec 2019 21.5 +1.4 11.6 5 Dec 2019 385.4 235.6 high 164%
St George Airport 36.0 +1.6 45.9 22 Dec 2019 23.0 +1.7 13.5 3 Dec 2019 179.4 177.7 average 101%
Surat 35.6 +1.7 43.1 22 Dec 2019 22.2 +2.0 12.5 4 Dec 2019 314.2 217.3 high 145%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 37.4 +2.4 45.7 22 Dec 2019 23.7 +2.8 13.9 4 Dec 2019 101.9 168.3 low 61%
Charleville Aero 37.4 +2.8 44.3 22 Dec 2019 23.5 +2.3 14.1 6 Dec 2019 253.8 195.7 high 130%
Cunnamulla Post Office 38.2 +2.8 45.3 23 Dec 2019 24.3 +2.6 14.7 4 Dec 2019 92.6 136.8 average 68%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 40.0 +1.5 46.8 23 Dec 2019 26.0 +1.2 16.9 3 Dec 2019 5.0 59.3 low 8%
Thargomindah Airport 39.4 +2.0 46.2 23 Dec 2019 26.3 +1.7 16.7 5 Dec 2019 31.2 101.0 low 31%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Cato Island 28.8   32.6 15 Feb 2020 25.2   22.2 27 Dec 2019



Creal Reef 28.2   31.3 15 Feb 2020 26.2   21.7 18 Jan 2020



Flinders Reef 29.7   34.1 16 Feb 2020 26.8   21.5 18 Jan 2020



Gannet Cay 28.2   31.8 8 Feb 2020 25.8   21.9 27 Dec 2019



Holmes Reef 29.6   33.0 16 Feb 2020 26.9   22.7 17 Jan 2020



Marion Reef 29.0   33.2 21 Jan 2020 26.1   22.8 18 Jan 2020



Middle Percy Island 29.4 +1.0 34.4 3 Dec 2019 23.8 +0.7 20.1 18 Jan 2020 401.8 488.6 average 82%
Willis Island 31.9 +1.3 33.9 15 Feb 2020 26.6 +1.0 23.7 18 Jan 2020 183.8 504.9 low 36%

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 March 2020. 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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