Queensland in summer 2017-18: Dry overall, second-warmest summer on record

Queensland had a dry summer overall, with most of the State away from the southeast quarter recording below to well below average rainfall. It was the State's second-warmest summer on record in terms of mean temperature, and both summer mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were in the top three warmest on record.

Dry summer, average rainfall in the southeast

Second-warmest summer on record

  • Queensland had its second-warmest summer on record in terms of mean temperature, at 1.64 °C above average (but well behind 2005, which was 2.07 °C above average)
  • Mean temperatures were record warm in western Queensland, and warmer than average across most of the State; a few sites had their highest summer mean temperature
  • Queensland had its third-warmest mean maximum temperature on record at 1.93 °C above average
  • Almost the entire State had above average daytime temperatures, with areas in the west having their warmest summer on record
  • There were several days and nights of extreme and widespread warmth across the State from 12 to 15 February, resulting in record warm nights at some sites
  • Queensland had its third-warmest summer mean minimum temperature on record at 1.35 °C above the long-term average
  • Nights were generally warmer than usual throughout the northwest, southwest, central and southern interior districts, and record warm in the northwest
  • Despite mostly warm to hot conditions, some bursts of cool weather resulted in record low temperatures at a few sites

Severe thunderstorms, flooding and dust storms

  • Severe thunderstorms were reported in various parts of Queensland throughout the summer, bringing large hail, strong winds and flash flooding, and the wettest summer day on record to a few sites
  • A large dust storm affected southern and western Queensland on 20 February, with strong and gust winds knowing down some trees as well as markedly reducing visibility

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Extremes in summer 2017-18
Hottest day 47.4 °C at Birdsville Airport on 29 Dec 2017
Warmest days on average 41.3 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average 27.5 °C at Frederick Reef
Coldest day 15.0 °C at Applethorpe on 2 Feb 2018
Coldest night 5.9 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 6 Dec 2017
Coolest nights on average 15.0 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.5 °C at Birdsville Airport and at Windorah Airport
Warmest night 34.4 °C at Birdsville Airport on 12 Jan 2018
Warmest on average overall 33.9 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest on average overall 21.3 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1488.0 mm at Mt Sophia
Wettest day 365.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Stn on 17 Jan 2018
Strongest wind gust 124 km/h at Urandangi Aerodrome on 1 Dec 2017

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 summer daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Mulgrave Mill 321.0 on 6 Feb 2018 319.8 on 13 Feb 1927 71
Winvic 173.4 on 5 Jan 2018 164.0 on 1 Feb 1978 57
Hazelmere 320.0 on 19 Jan 2018 192.0 on 1 Feb 1993 46
Lucinda Point 213.0 on 25 Feb 2018 208.2 on 24 Feb 2009 36



Record lowest summer total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 28.0 40.6 in 1930 125 304.0
Mount Isa Aero 76.2 86.0 in 1985 51 284.4
The Monument 12.6 38.0 in 1982 35 211.6
Boodjamulla - Lawn Hill NP 125.4 129.5 in 1989 28 391.8
Warida 59.6 122.8 in 2002 28 257.6
Cloncurry Airport 28.0 98.4 in 2001 23 336.3
Warilda 54.4 83.2 in 2004 22 210.7
Wyora 70.9 118.0 in 2012 22 223.0
Mackunda Downs 53.6 66.4 in 2007 20 215.4
Richmond Airport 85.0 139.0 in 2015 20 260.3

Lowest summer total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
summer
Isisford Post Office 19.2 13.8 in 1930* 194.4
Morven Post Office 60.6 20.6 in 1934* 219.8
Croydon Township 203.1 186.0 in 1951* 514.4
Devoncourt Station 54.4 4.6 in 1964* 249.9
Boulia Airport 12.6 11.0 in 1964* 127.0
Kamilaroi Station 101.2 82.7 in 1971* 363.0
Minnie Downs 50.6 43.2 in 1966* 202.9
Alni 62.6 49.0 in 1982 216.0
Mount Isa Mine 100.0 77.4 in 1985 252.7
Bushy Park 50.0 35.2 in 1985* 238.7
Gillespie 90.0 54.6 in 1987* 224.3
Muttaburra 66.0 63.8 in 1987* 222.4
Wansey Downs 56.5 50.5 in 1987* 212.5
Charleville Aero 66.4 60.2 in 1988* 196.7
Surat 115.8 107.3 in 1989 217.8
Barcaldine Post Office 105.2 71.1 in 1989* 226.5
Boothulla 39.5 4.6 in 1934* 158.1
Camooweal Township 113.2 81.5 in 1989* 253.4
Nardoo Station 202.7 96.0 in 1989* 403.9
Allambie 33.4 28.0 in 1981* 139.6
Kenilworth 41.4 36.8 in 1988* 181.2
Kowanyama Airport 465.6 345.2 in 1989* 875.7
Mungallala 89.4 64.3 in 1989* 214.5
Canobie 163.6 97.0 in 1989* 365.6
Herbert Vale 101.5 82.3 in 1927* 319.3
Yangan Post Office 126.4 =126.4 in 1993* 276.5
Hamilton Island 282.5 169.4 in 1989* 746.0
Ulcanbah 101.6 87.8 in 1993* 292.3
Jochmus 71.4 59.0 in 1993* 280.5

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




Record highest summer temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Point Lookout 39.8 on 14 Jan 2018 36.5 on 25 Dec 2001 22 28.9



Record lowest summer daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Weipa Aero 24.5 on 29 Jan 2018 24.7 on 7 Feb 2014 26 32.5
Toowoomba Airport 16.4 on 2 Feb 2018 16.6 on 26 Dec 2006 22 27.7
St George Airport 18.6 on 2 Feb 2018 = 18.6 on 6 Dec 2011 21 34.2



Record highest summer mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Mount Isa Aero 39.5 39.2 in 1982 51 36.3
Cloncurry Airport 40.3 40.1 in 2001 22 37.1

Highest summer mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Richmond Post Office 39.2 39.6 in 1982 36.9
Palmerville 35.6 36.1 in 1989* 33.8

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




Record highest summer daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Barcaldine Post Office 31.4 on 13 Feb 2018 30.9 on 13 Jan 2017 57 22.7
Injune Post Office 27.5 on 1 Feb 2018 = 27.5 on 11 Feb 1969 52 19.0
Longreach Aero 31.8 on 14 Jan 2018 31.5 on 13 Feb 2017 51 22.6
Mackay Aero 27.9 on 5 Jan 2018 27.4 on 5 Feb 2017 32 22.8
Cloncurry Airport 32.7 on 14 Jan 2018 31.2 on 29 Feb 2016 26 24.6



Record lowest summer temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Mount Isa Aero 12.0 on 6 Dec 2017 13.1 on 13 Feb 2012 52 23.4
Walkamin Research Station 12.6 on 12 Feb 2018 = 12.6 on 5 Dec 1998 50 20.2
Richmond Airport 11.8 on 5 Dec 2017 13.1 on 13 Feb 2012 20 23.2



Record highest summer mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Cloncurry Airport 26.4 25.8 in 2005 22 24.6



Lowest summer mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
summer
Innisfail 22.8 =22.8 in 1994 22.7
South Johnstone Exp Stn 22.4 22.2 in 1994* 22.4

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




Record highest summer mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Mount Isa Aero 31.7 = 31.7 in 1970 51 29.9
Kowanyama Airport 29.9 29.8 in 2015 47 28.9
Cloncurry Airport 33.3 32.6 in 2001 22 30.8

Highest summer mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Richmond Post Office 31.8 =31.8 in 1987 29.8



Summary statistics for summer 2017-18

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2017-18
Diff
from
average
Highest for
summer
2017-18
Mean for
summer
2017-18
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
summer
2017-18
Total for
summer
2017-18
Average
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2017-18
Fraction of
summer
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.5 +0.3 36.8 27 Dec 2017 25.8 -0.2 23.2 19 Feb 2018 802.2 755.3 average 106%
Coen Airport 34.6 +1.4 39.7 3 Jan 2018 23.2 -0.6 17.2 6 Dec 2017 740.8 661.7 average 112%
Horn Island 31.7 +0.6 34.2 1 Dec 2017 25.4 +0.1 22.4 8 Dec 2017 761.4 1044.5 low 73%
Scherger RAAF 33.7 +0.6 37.3 28 Dec 2017 23.7 -0.4 19.7 7 Dec 2017 1355.0 1071.3 high 126%
Weipa Aero 33.0 +0.5 37.2 10 Dec 2017 24.2 0.0 20.9 7 Dec 2017 1241.8 1281.0 average 97%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 32.5 +0.7 36.7 3 Jan 2018 23.5 -0.2 21.1 16 Dec 2017 855.4 994.1 average 86%
Palmerville 35.6 +1.8 40.4 31 Dec 2017 22.7 -0.2 16.6 25 Dec 2017 420.6 679.4 low 62%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.5 +0.6 41.7 14 Jan 2018 24.7 -0.5 16.0 6 Dec 2017 443.6 565.7 average 78%
Century Mine 38.6 +1.6 43.0 16 Feb 2018 24.9 +0.2 15.1 6 Dec 2017 154.0 409.5 v low 38%
Cloncurry Airport 40.3 +3.2 44.5 13 Jan 2018 26.4 +1.8 17.1 6 Dec 2017 28.0 336.3 lowest 8%
Julia Creek Airport 40.8 +2.9 45.4 27 Dec 2017 24.4 +0.9 14.1 6 Dec 2017 120.2 275.8 v low 44%
Kowanyama Airport 34.8 +1.4 39.1 29 Dec 2017 24.9 +0.6 17.6 6 Dec 2017 465.6 875.7 v low 53%
Lake Julius AWS 39.2   44.8 31 Dec 2017 26.2   18.1 6 Dec 2017 163.4


Mornington Island Airport 32.1   35.8 10 Dec 2017 25.9   21.5 6 Dec 2017 866.6


Mount Isa Aero 39.5 +3.2 43.7 31 Dec 2017 23.9 +0.5 12.0 6 Dec 2017 76.2 284.4 lowest 27%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.4 +0.9 40.8 30 Dec 2017 23.1 -0.2 15.8 6 Dec 2017 531.1 573.4 average 93%
Hughenden Airport 37.8 +1.8 43.2 14 Feb 2018 24.1 +0.9 15.6 6 Dec 2017 142.6 275.3 low 52%
Richmond Airport 39.8 +2.8 44.5 14 Feb 2018 24.0 +0.8 11.8 5 Dec 2017 85.0 260.3 lowest 33%
Richmond Post Office 39.2 +2.3 43.9 14 Feb 2018 24.6 +1.9 15.2 5 Dec 2017 138.8 294.7 low 47%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 32.0 +0.6 36.3 4 Jan 2018 23.3 -0.3 19.6 12 Feb 2018 984.4 1014.5 average 97%
Cairns Racecourse 32.1   36.9 4 Jan 2018 22.7   18.9 12 Feb 2018 972.6


Cape Flattery 32.3 +0.1 35.6 17 Feb 2018 24.7 -0.1 21.5 13 Feb 2018 427.2 627.6 low 68%
Cooktown Airport 32.3 +0.3 36.9 15 Jan 2018 24.1 -0.3 20.9 26 Dec 2017 890.0 761.1 average 117%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.4 +0.3 37.1 4 Jan 2018 25.7 +0.3 23.3 18 Feb 2018 632.2 1023.7 low 62%
Mareeba Airport 31.9 +0.6 38.0 3 Jan 2018 20.5 -0.7 14.6 12 Feb 2018 368.6 525.3 low 70%
Walkamin Research Station 30.7 +0.7 37.0 15 Jan 2018 19.4 -0.8 12.6 12 Feb 2018 366.2 587.1 low 62%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 30.6 -0.8 35.4 3 Jan 2018 23.1 +0.4 18.3 11 Feb 2018 776.6 1092.7 average 71%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 31.3   36.2 3 Jan 2018 22.8   18.3 12 Feb 2018 947.2


Ingham Composite 32.8 +0.6 40.8 3 Jan 2018 22.6 -0.2 17.8 12 Feb 2018 518.9 1053.0 low 49%
Innisfail 31.0 +0.2 36.9 3 Jan 2018 22.8 +0.1 18.7 12 Feb 2018 856.5 1360.1 low 63%
Innisfail Aerodrome 32.0   40.5 3 Jan 2018 21.6   16.3 12 Feb 2018 845.4


Lucinda Point 29.8 -0.2 32.4 3 Jan 2018 25.1 -0.2 21.2 21 Feb 2018 588.0 483.3 high 122%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 32.6   39.5 3 Jan 2018 23.1   18.8 12 Dec 2017 612.8


South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.3 +0.2 38.8 3 Jan 2018 22.4 0.0 17.9 12 Feb 2018



Townsville Aero 32.2 +0.8 36.9 3 Jan 2018 24.2 0.0 19.0 11 Feb 2018 405.6 688.1 low 59%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 30.6 -0.5 33.7 3 Jan 2018 24.7 0.0 20.5 11 Feb 2018 469.0 584.3 average 80%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.4 +0.6 38.8 3 Jan 2018 22.4 -0.2 18.1 12 Feb 2018 342.4 542.1 low 63%
Bowen Airport AWS 32.0   34.7 3 Jan 2018 23.4   17.8 11 Feb 2018 464.6


Collinsville Post Office 34.7 +1.3 41.2 13 Feb 2018 21.5 -0.2 16.9 10 Feb 2018 340.4 385.0 average 88%
Hamilton Island Airport 30.3 +0.5 33.7 15 Jan 2018 24.8 +0.1 20.5 21 Feb 2018 308.8 652.0 v low 47%
Mackay Aero 31.7 +1.3 36.3 3 Jan 2018 23.1 +0.3 18.2 20 Jan 2018 348.8 773.9 v low 45%
Mackay M.O 31.5 +1.5 37.6 3 Jan 2018 23.7 +0.4 19.3 21 Feb 2018 337.6 776.3 low 43%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 31.1   36.1 3 Jan 2018 22.2   17.8 20 Jan 2018 334.0


Proserpine Airport 32.2 +0.6 37.7 13 Feb 2018 21.9 -0.5 16.6 11 Feb 2018 449.0 812.0 low 55%
Samuel Hill Aero 31.1 +0.5 35.9 15 Feb 2018 21.2 +0.1 14.9 20 Jan 2018 525.0 668.0 average 79%
St Lawrence 32.0 +0.3 35.7 28 Jan 2018 22.2 -0.5 18.1 20 Jan 2018 354.0 529.3 low 67%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 33.7   40.0 14 Feb 2018 21.3   17.0 11 Feb 2018 349.2


Williamson 31.9 +0.6 36.0 31 Jan 2018 22.6 +0.1 17.1 20 Jan 2018 361.8 484.3 average 75%
Woolshed 29.8 +1.1 36.2 3 Jan 2018 20.3 -0.4 14.8 12 Feb 2018 301.8 620.0 low 49%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.4 +0.3 36.2 2 Jan 2018 23.9 +0.5 19.1 10 Feb 2018 354.6 423.6 average 84%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 34.9 +1.2 41.0 3 Jan 2018 22.0 -0.3 18.2 20 Jan 2018 322.0 372.2 average 87%
Moranbah Airport 35.9   42.4 13 Feb 2018 20.8   16.6 10 Feb 2018 220.0


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 35.1   42.5 14 Jan 2018 21.2   15.4 6 Dec 2017 390.8


Clermont Airport 35.5   42.2 13 Feb 2018 21.2   12.8 6 Dec 2017 257.8


Emerald Airport 35.7 +1.6 44.3 13 Feb 2018 21.8 0.0 16.7 6 Dec 2017 329.8 265.6 average 124%
Lochington 35.9   43.0 13 Feb 2018 20.9   12.2 6 Dec 2017 274.0


Rolleston Airport 34.9   42.7 12 Feb 2018 20.6   14.6 6 Dec 2017 382.2


Springsure Comet St 34.3 +0.8 42.3 13 Feb 2018 20.2 -0.2 13.6 6 Dec 2017 406.8 312.5 high 130%
Tambo Post Office 36.8 +2.3 43.0 12 Feb 2018 21.1 +1.2 10.0 6 Dec 2017 143.5 227.5 low 63%
Taroom Post Office 35.0 +1.6 41.9 11 Feb 2018 21.1 +0.9 14.3 15 Jan 2018 378.3 277.8 high 136%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 38.1 +2.8 44.3 13 Feb 2018 24.6 +1.9 16.5 7 Dec 2017 105.2 226.5 low 46%
Blackall Airport 38.7 +3.0 44.5 13 Feb 2018 23.9 +1.5 11.8 6 Dec 2017 53.8 253.0 v low 21%
Isisford Post Office 39.6 +3.0 46.0 13 Feb 2018 24.9 +2.4 13.4 6 Dec 2017 19.2 194.4 v low 10%
Longreach Aero 39.5 +2.7 45.5 14 Feb 2018 24.6 +2.0 14.9 5 Dec 2017 101.6 210.9 low 48%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 39.4 +2.2 45.2 31 Dec 2017 25.3 +1.4 16.2 6 Dec 2017 113.2 253.4 low 45%
Carters Bore 39.0   44.3 31 Dec 2017 26.2   18.3 6 Dec 2017 71.0


New May Downs 38.8   43.6 31 Dec 2017 25.3   16.3 6 Dec 2017 91.8


The Monument Airport 40.4 +3.0 45.2 31 Dec 2017 25.9 +2.0 14.7 6 Dec 2017 30.6 186.9 v low 16%
Trepell Airport 40.1 +2.4 45.0 20 Feb 2018 25.4 +1.4 15.5 5 Dec 2017 55.2 188.7 v low 29%
Winton Airport 40.4 +2.6 46.5 14 Feb 2018 25.3 +1.6 14.2 5 Dec 2017 20.8 173.1 v low 12%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 40.9 +2.2 47.0 29 Dec 2017 25.2 +0.9 15.0 5 Dec 2017 22.1 83.1 low 27%
Birdsville Airport 41.3 +2.1 47.4 29 Dec 2017 26.5 +1.4 14.0 5 Dec 2017 18.0 57.6 low 31%
Boulia Airport 40.8 +2.6 45.5 29 Dec 2017     17.9 5 Dec 2017 12.6 127.0 v low 10%
Windorah Airport 40.5   45.5 13 Feb 2018 26.5   14.6 5 Dec 2017 30.0


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 30.6 +0.6 36.7 15 Feb 2018 21.1 0.0 17.7 6 Dec 2017 498.2 456.8 average 109%
Gayndah Airport 32.5 -0.4 38.8 31 Jan 2018 19.9 -0.4 13.9 6 Dec 2017 328.4 281.4 average 117%
Gladstone Airport 31.1 +0.6 38.1 14 Jan 2018 22.7 0.0 18.9 4 Feb 2018 420.8 432.3 average 97%
Lady Elliot Island 29.9 +0.9 31.9 28 Jan 2018 24.3 +0.6 19.7 4 Feb 2018 207.6 373.5 low 56%
Monto Township 32.2 +0.4 39.3 12 Feb 2018 18.9 0.0 13.0 6 Dec 2017 340.4 319.2 average 107%
Rockhampton Aero 33.2 +1.4 41.1 12 Feb 2018 22.5 +0.6 18.7 10 Feb 2018 248.6 380.2 average 65%
Rundle Island 28.3 +0.3 31.3 14 Feb 2018     19.9 4 Feb 2018



Seventeen Seventy 29.4 +0.3 32.2 31 Dec 2017 22.6 -0.1 16.1 4 Feb 2018 640.2 486.4 average 132%
Thangool Airport 33.9 +0.7 40.8 13 Feb 2018 19.0 -0.4 13.2 6 Dec 2017 194.4 286.1 low 68%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 31.7 +0.9 39.7 13 Jan 2018 18.7 -0.5 12.5 19 Jan 2018 434.0 359.4 high 121%
Archerfield Airport 31.2 +1.3 37.5 14 Jan 2018 20.0 +0.2 14.6 15 Jan 2018 421.6 413.1 average 102%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 31.7 +1.1 39.2 13 Jan 2018 18.5 -0.3 11.6 20 Jan 2018 544.8 385.2 v high 141%
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.4 +0.5 37.1 13 Jan 2018 19.1 -0.3 13.5 6 Dec 2017 625.6 568.4 average 110%
Brisbane 30.8 +0.9 37.5 14 Jan 2018 21.2 +0.1 17.4 7 Dec 2017 409.0 438.1 average 93%
Brisbane Aero 29.4 +0.7 38.1 14 Jan 2018 20.9 0.0 15.9 16 Jan 2018 327.4 389.0 average 84%
Coolangatta 29.3 +1.3 35.6 25 Dec 2017 20.6 +0.1 13.5 19 Jan 2018 331.8 489.1 average 68%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 29.3 +1.6 36.2 14 Jan 2018 22.9 +0.8 18.1 10 Dec 2017 379.4 452.9 average 84%
Gold Coast Seaway 29.3 +0.8 35.7 25 Dec 2017 21.3 0.0 16.0 7 Dec 2017 412.8 433.5 average 95%
Gympie 31.2 +0.2 38.1 11 Feb 2018 19.4 +0.1 14.0 19 Jan 2018 517.4 467.2 high 111%
Hervey Bay Airport 30.1 +0.2 33.1 25 Jan 2018 21.7 0.0 17.6 19 Jan 2018 395.4 410.4 average 96%
Kingaroy Airport 30.5 +0.3 37.5 31 Jan 2018 16.8 -0.7 8.6 6 Dec 2017 221.8 272.9 average 81%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 30.1 +0.7 37.0 14 Jan 2018 20.2 +0.1 15.2 19 Jan 2018 516.0 398.2 average 130%
Maryborough 30.9 +0.3 37.0 14 Jan 2018 20.1 -0.2 15.7 20 Jan 2018 536.6 464.5 average 116%
Nambour Daff - Hillside     37.8 14 Jan 2018 20.0 -0.2 14.7 6 Dec 2017



Rainbow Beach 28.9 +0.3 36.4 14 Jan 2018      
513.4 494.4 average 104%
Redcliffe 29.1 +0.4 37.5 14 Jan 2018 21.7 0.0 17.0 6 Dec 2017 395.2 371.3 average 106%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 29.2   37.1 14 Jan 2018 20.2   14.9 19 Jan 2018 425.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 29.1 +0.4 36.0 14 Jan 2018 20.6 -0.2 15.4 19 Jan 2018 687.2 487.4 high 141%
Tewantin RSL Park 28.8 +0.5 37.9 14 Jan 2018 21.3 -0.2 17.2 6 Dec 2017 630.0 502.1 high 125%
University of Queensland Gatton 33.0 +1.8 41.9 13 Jan 2018 17.8 -0.9 11.7 7 Dec 2017 388.4 310.5 high 125%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 27.7 +1.8 35.1 11 Feb 2018 15.0 +0.3 7.1 7 Dec 2017 236.6 280.7 average 84%
Dalby Airport 32.9 +1.0 41.5 11 Feb 2018 18.3 0.0 9.6 6 Dec 2017 293.0 250.5 average 117%
Oakey Aero 31.8 +1.4 40.3 11 Feb 2018 17.7 +0.3 9.6 6 Dec 2017 220.4 251.5 average 88%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 28.2 +1.3 36.6 11 Feb 2018 15.3 +0.2 5.9 6 Dec 2017 244.9 278.4 average 88%
Texas Post Office 34.6 +1.5 41.5 13 Feb 2018 19.3 +1.2 10.2 6 Dec 2017 165.2 245.7 low 67%
Toowoomba Airport 29.1 +1.4 38.4 11 Feb 2018 17.5 +0.2 12.9 6 Dec 2017 302.4 309.4 average 98%
Warwick 31.6 +2.0 40.1 14 Feb 2018 16.8 +0.2 8.4 6 Dec 2017 154.8 248.9 low 62%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 34.3 +1.2 41.4 11 Feb 2018 20.4 +0.5 9.8 6 Dec 2017 302.4 234.3 high 129%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 34.4 +1.4 42.4 12 Feb 2018 19.3 +0.3 9.1 6 Dec 2017 363.4 267.3 high 136%
Mitchell Post Office 36.5 +2.9 44.3 12 Feb 2018 20.3 +0.9 9.5 6 Dec 2017 181.2 225.3 average 80%
Roma Airport 35.6 +2.1 44.0 12 Feb 2018 20.3 +0.2 10.3 6 Dec 2017 208.4 237.2 average 88%
St George Airport 35.9 +1.7 43.7 25 Dec 2017 22.3 +1.1 12.7 5 Dec 2017 132.6 186.0 average 71%
Surat 35.5 +1.7 43.1 12 Feb 2018 21.8 +1.7 10.8 6 Dec 2017 115.8 217.8 low 53%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 37.9 +3.3 44.6 12 Feb 2018 23.7 +2.5 12.2 6 Dec 2017 66.4 196.7 v low 34%
Cunnamulla Post Office 38.6 +3.2 44.7 12 Feb 2018 24.3 +2.7 14.3 3 Dec 2017 46.8 138.0 low 34%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 40.2 +1.9 46.4 19 Dec 2017 26.2 +1.6 15.3 4 Dec 2017 2.2 64.5 v low 3%
Thargomindah Airport 39.5 +2.3 45.4 12 Feb 2018 26.1 +1.8 14.9 6 Dec 2017 3.1 108.9 v low 3%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 27.5   30.0 28 Feb 2018 25.2   22.0 3 Jan 2018



Middle Percy Island 29.1 +0.7 31.9 31 Jan 2018 23.4 +0.3 19.6 5 Dec 2017 250.2 479.3 low 52%
Willis Island 31.3 +0.7 33.6 16 Jan 2018 26.2 +0.6 23.5 27 Dec 2017 288.2 506.4 low 57%

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 9 am on Thursday 1 March 2018. 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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