Queensland in winter 2017: record warm days; dry for much of the State

Daytime temperatures were record warm for Queensland as a whole; while overnight temperatures were well above average in northern Queensland and above average in western Queensland. Queensland had its second-warmest winter on record in terms of mean temperature. Rainfall in winter was below average south of a line from Cooktown to Birdsville. Rainfall was well below average along pockets of the east coast and in southern Queensland.

Dry across southern and eastern Queensland

  • Winter rainfall was below average south of a line from about Cooktown in the north tropical coast to Birdsville in southwestern Queensland
  • Rainfall was well below average in pockets of southern and east coast Queensland
  • Near-average winter falls were recorded elsewhere 
  • Some stations around the Capricorn and central coasts had their lowest total winter rainfall on record,whilst some stations had their lowest winter rainfall in several decades

Record warm days; well above average nights in the north

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Extremes in winter 2017
Hottest day 37.2 °C at Century Mine on 17 Aug and at Palmerville on 19 Aug
Warmest days on average 32.6 °C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 16.7 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 10.2 °C at Applethorpe and at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, both on 19 Jul
Coldest night -5.7 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 20 Aug
Coolest nights on average 2.2 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 24.6 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 26.6 °C at Coconut Island on 2 Jun
Warmest on average overall 27.5 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 9.4 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 332.4 mm at Point Lookout
Wettest day 144.0 mm at Numinbah on 11 Jun
Strongest wind gust 94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 13 Jun

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 lowest winter total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Hecate 5.2 5.4 in 1991 58 77.8
Proserpine Airport 4.2 11.0 in 1983 34 89.9
Mackay Aero 22.2 31.2 in 2009 32 128.9
Rainbow Beach 84.6 = 84.6 in 2004 25 274.3
Crystal Brook 4.6 18.2 in 2009 23 108.3
Yeppoon The Esplanade 18.6 25.4 in 2004 23 134.3

Lowest winter total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
winter
Lady Elliot Island 43.4 20.4 in 1946 236.9
Double Island Point Lighthouse 48.4 36.1 in 1946* 264.9
Pleystowe Sugar Mill 11.3 6.4 in 1949* 122.3
Farleigh Co-op Sugar Mill 18.7 15.8 in 1949* 136.0
Mount Jukes 10.0 8.7 in 1949* 142.2
Mackay M.O 22.4 19.2 in 1977* 134.2
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 11.0 7.4 in 1977* 120.4
Mt Tamborine Fern St 63.6 38.6 in 1982* 235.2
Ulcanbah 1.6 0.0 in 1982* 47.5
Whyenbah 17.2 7.6 in 1982* 82.8
Bollon Mary St 19.7 15.6 in 1997 80.1
Texas Post Office 35.2 29.4 in 1997 116.0

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




Record highest winter temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Palmerville 37.2 on 19 Aug = 37.2 on 29 Aug 1968 116 30.3
Seventeen Seventy 28.4 on 18 Aug 27.4 on 10 Jun 2016 31 21.8



Record highest winter mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Palmerville 32.2 31.9 in 2010 114 30.3
Camooweal Township 29.3 28.9 in 2013 108 26.7
Maryborough 24.6 = 24.6 in 1942 107 22.6
Bollon Mary St 22.7 22.6 in 2013 103 20.0
Isisford Post Office 26.6 26.4 in 2009 101 23.6
Gympie 24.3 24.2 in 1946 98 22.4
Barcaldine Post Office 26.4 26.1 in 2009 97 23.5
Mitchell Post Office 23.7 23.6 in 2009 97 20.3
University of Queensland Gatton 23.9 23.3 in 2004 94 21.4
Tambo Post Office 25.0 24.9 in 2009 84 22.1
Lady Elliot Island 23.6 23.0 in 1993 76 21.6
Charleville Aero 23.4 23.1 in 2009 75 20.5
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.9 21.7 in 2016 74 20.1
Surat 22.8 22.5 in 2009 71 20.5
Springsure Comet St 25.0 24.8 in 1991 66 22.8
Taroom Post Office 24.9 24.7 in 2009 64 21.9
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.9 = 26.9 in 2009 57 25.6
Mackay M.O 23.8 23.6 in 2009 57 21.9
Mount Isa Aero 28.0 27.7 in 2009 50 25.7
Injune Post Office 24.2 23.6 in 2009 49 20.9
Applethorpe 16.7 16.4 in 2009 47 14.8
Texas Post Office 21.2 21.1 in 1994 46 19.7
Oakey Aero 21.7 20.9 in 2009 43 19.3
Archerfield Airport 23.5 23.3 in 2004 42 21.7
Bundaberg Aero 24.6 24.0 in 2004 38 22.7
Mackay Aero 24.9 24.7 in 2009 31 23.1
Seventeen Seventy 23.5 23.0 in 2009 29 21.8
Coolangatta 22.1 22.0 in 2004 28 21.0
Dalby Airport 22.6 21.6 in 2006 25 20.5
Rainbow Beach 22.8 22.3 in 2004 25 21.6
Emerald Airport 26.2 25.9 in 2009 24 23.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.1 22.8 in 2004 24 21.9
Roma Airport 23.6 22.9 in 2013 24 21.0
Brisbane Aero 22.4 22.3 in 2004 23 21.3
Gladstone Airport 25.1 24.7 in 2009 23 23.4
Yeppoon The Esplanade 23.2 22.9 in 2009 23 21.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 23.2 22.5 in 2016 22 21.5
Cloncurry Airport 28.8 28.7 in 2009 21 27.1
Tewantin RSL Park 23.1 22.5 in 2009 21 21.6
Point Lookout 23.0 22.7 in 2009 20 21.6
St George Airport 22.4 22.2 in 2009 20 20.4
Toowoomba Airport 19.3 18.7 in 2009 20 17.3

Highest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
winter
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.0 21.2 in 1910 19.5
Amberley AMO 23.8 24.0 in 1942 21.8
Warwick 20.2 20.4 in 1995* 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 winter daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Cloncurry Airport 22.0 on 7 Jul 21.7 on 29 Aug 2008 25 11.5
Yeppoon The Esplanade 20.5 on 6 Aug 20.4 on 17 Jun 2015 23 12.7



Record highest winter mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 15.4 = 15.4 in 1993 107 13.8
Double Island Point Lighthouse 16.3 16.1 in 1942 74 14.6
Seventeen Seventy 15.9 15.4 in 1993 29 14.3

Highest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
winter
Lady Elliot Island 18.4 18.8 in 1942* 17.2
Gladstone Radar 15.4 15.5 in 1993 14.0

* 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

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Richmond Post Office 20.5 = 20.5 in 1973 121 18.2
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 18.2 18.0 in 2013 107 16.6
Barcaldine Post Office 18.7 18.4 in 2009 96 16.2
Rockhampton Aero 19.2 18.9 in 2009 77 17.2
Lady Elliot Island 21.0 20.6 in 1942 75 19.4
Double Island Point Lighthouse 19.1 18.6 in 2005 74 17.3
Springsure Comet St 16.8 = 16.8 in 2009 66 15.0
Taroom Post Office 15.9 = 15.9 in 2013 64 14.0
Gladstone Radar 20.6 20.3 in 2009 59 18.7
Longreach Aero 18.1 = 18.1 in 1993 51 16.2
Seventeen Seventy 19.7 19.0 in 2009 29 18.1
Coolangatta 16.6 = 16.6 in 2016 28 15.9
Emerald Airport 18.3 17.9 in 2003 24 16.9
Gladstone Airport 19.1 18.9 in 1998 23 18.0
Sunshine Coast Airport 16.9 16.7 in 2013 22 15.9
Yeppoon The Esplanade 18.4 18.1 in 2016 22 17.3
Cloncurry Airport 21.0 20.9 in 2013 21 19.3
Tewantin RSL Park 17.8 17.4 in 2013 21 16.7
Toowoomba Airport 13.5 13.2 in 2009 20 12.3

Highest winter mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
winter
Bundaberg Aero 18.0 18.2 in 1993 16.8



Summary statistics for winter 2017

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2017
Mean for
winter
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2017
Total for
winter
2017
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2017
Fraction of
winter
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 30.4 +0.4 32.1 1 Jun 24.6 +0.5 22.5 25 Aug 78.6 61.1 high 129%
Coen Airport 29.7 +0.2 33.0 19 Aug 18.2 +0.8 13.4 29 Aug 1.6 7.0 average 23%
Horn Island 29.5 +0.4 30.8 8 Aug 23.9 +0.5 21.3 25 Aug 37.4 30.8 average 121%
Scherger RAAF 31.3 -0.2 35.1 19 Aug 19.7 +0.4 15.6 22 Aug 3.0 14.8 low 20%
Weipa Aero 31.8 +0.4 35.8 19 Aug 20.0 +0.8 16.0 24 Jun 4.8 10.4 average 46%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 27.8 +0.4 30.3 7 Aug 21.5 +1.8 14.4 29 Aug 88.4 130.7 low 68%
Palmerville 32.2 +1.9 37.2 19 Aug 15.1 +0.4 8.5 9 Jun 2.0 20.0 low 10%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 30.8 +1.3 36.8 18 Aug 16.2 +1.3 9.5 13 Jun 0.6 8.5 average 7%
Century Mine 31.4 +2.2 37.2 17 Aug 14.0 +0.8 8.2 21 Aug 0 9.4 v low 0%
Cloncurry Airport 28.8 +1.7 36.0 17 Aug 13.2 +1.7 5.9 21 Jul 1.6 14.9 average 11%
Julia Creek Airport 30.0 +2.1 37.0 17 Aug 10.1 +0.7 2.4 12 Jun 14.2 32.8 average 43%
Kowanyama Airport 32.6 +1.4 36.2 19 Aug 17.9 +1.9 12.3 9 Jun 0.8 9.3 average 9%
Lake Julius AWS 29.2   37.0 17 Aug 14.6   9.1 21 Jul 0.4


Mornington Island Airport 27.9   31.9 21 Aug 18.9   15.7 21 Aug 2.4


Mount Isa Aero 28.0 +2.3 36.3 17 Aug 9.9 +0.3 0.7 21 Jul 9.2 15.9 average 58%
Normanton Airport 31.7 +1.4 35.6 19 Aug 17.9 +1.4 12.6 9 Jun 0.2 8.2 low 2%
Sweers Island 27.1 +1.0 32.0 19 Aug 19.9 +1.6 16.7 13 Jun 0.2 8.7 average 2%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 29.7 +0.6 36.1 18 Aug 14.1 +0.4 7.5 14 Aug 3.0 22.3 low 13%
Hughenden Airport 28.6 +2.0 35.8 17 Aug 12.2 +2.0 2.2 8 Jun 0 42.9 v low 0%
Richmond Airport 29.5 +2.1 36.7 17 Aug 10.1 +0.4 1.4 12 Jun 9.2 32.4 average 28%
Richmond Post Office 29.3 +2.4 36.8 17 Aug 11.6 +2.1 4.0 20 Jul 4.0 29.5 average 14%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.2 +1.1 30.0 8 Aug 18.9 +1.4 12.6 8 Jun 86.0 104.1 average 83%
Cairns Racecourse 26.8   30.6 19 Aug 17.6   11.6 8 Jun 98.0


Cape Flattery 27.4 +0.4 28.8 18 Aug 22.3 +1.0 20.2 15 Jun 27.8 94.2 v low 30%
Cooktown Airport 27.4 +0.7 29.6 8 Aug 20.9 +2.3 14.0 10 Jun 61.6 76.1 average 81%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.4 +0.4 29.4 7 Aug 21.8 +1.0 19.8 15 Jun 105.6 137.1 average 77%
Mareeba Airport 26.1 +0.6 32.2 18 Aug 15.1 +0.8 8.8 9 Jun 21.6 26.1 average 83%
Walkamin Research Station 24.6 +0.7 31.0 18 Aug 14.5 +1.1 9.0 9 Jun 36.0 40.8 average 88%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 26.0 +0.7 29.8 19 Aug 16.6 +2.2 9.8 9 Jun 21.2 108.2 v low 20%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 25.2   28.4 31 Aug 17.7   11.3 8 Jun 196.0


Ingham Composite 26.5 +1.0 30.5 20 Aug 15.2 +0.8 8.9 9 Jun 89.0 120.8 average 74%
Innisfail 25.4 +0.8 28.8 19 Aug 17.6 +1.9 12.3 8 Jun 287.6 442.3 low 65%
Innisfail Aerodrome 25.7   29.1 18 Aug 15.5   7.7 9 Jun 237.4


Lucinda Point 23.8 +0.2 27.0 19 Aug 19.7 +1.0 15.6 10 Jun 38.6 84.7 low 46%
Townsville Aero 26.6 +1.0 30.4 19 Aug 15.4 +1.0 8.9 8 Jun 5.2 51.6 v low 10%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 25.3 +0.6 29.0 8 Aug 16.1 +1.1 9.5 9 Jun 28.8 58.8 average 49%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.9 +1.3 30.6 25 Aug 13.7 +1.2 6.2 9 Jun 3.2 52.3 v low 6%
Bowen Airport AWS 26.2   30.2 19 Jul 14.6   6.7 9 Jun 2.0


Collinsville Post Office 27.0 +1.3 32.3 18 Aug 11.1 +1.0 4.2 9 Jun 8.9 64.8 low 14%
Hamilton Island Airport 23.1 +0.9 27.3 18 Aug 19.4 +1.1 17.1 9 Jun 22.4 131.1 v low 17%
Mackay Aero 24.9 +1.8 28.9 19 Jul 12.7 +0.7 5.8 9 Jun 22.2 128.9 lowest 17%
Mackay M.O 23.8 +1.9 28.6 18 Aug 14.8 +1.1 9.3 9 Jun 22.4 134.2 v low 17%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 24.6   28.5 18 Aug 12.3   5.9 8 Jun 20.8


Proserpine Airport 26.1 +1.2 32.1 18 Aug 11.9 0.0 3.7 20 Jul 4.2 89.9 lowest 5%
Samuel Hill Aero 24.6 +1.6 30.2 18 Aug 10.3 0.0 4.0 8 Jun 46.8 205.7 v low 23%
St Lawrence 25.5 +1.2 30.3 18 Aug 11.8 +0.2 4.8 22 Jul 9.2 115.6 v low 8%
Williamson 25.6 +1.4 31.5 18 Aug 10.7 -0.1 2.4 20 Aug 12.0 104.1 v low 12%
Woolshed 23.3 +1.0 28.4 18 Aug 12.8 +1.3 3.6 9 Jun 28.8 68.5 average 42%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 23.2 +1.4 28.3 18 Aug 13.6 +0.9 6.5 22 Jul 18.6 134.3 lowest 14%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 26.6 +1.1 32.0 18 Aug 12.7 +0.5 6.7 13 Jun 13.6 57.0 low 24%
Moranbah Airport 26.2   33.3 17 Aug 8.7   1.3 20 Jul 2.8


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 26.2   33.2 17 Aug 10.2   3.1 21 Aug 18.0


Clermont Airport 26.3   33.6 17 Aug 7.0   -0.9 22 Jul 2.4


Emerald Airport 26.2 +2.3 33.6 17 Aug 10.4 +0.6 3.4 21 Aug



Lochington 26.3   34.0 17 Aug 6.8   0.0 21 Aug 17.6


Rolleston Airport 25.3   33.0 17 Aug 7.1   -0.1 22 Jul 19.8


Springsure Comet St 25.0 +2.2 32.0 17 Aug 8.6 +1.5 0.8 8 Jun 27.6 90.7 low 30%
Tambo Post Office 25.0 +2.9 32.5 16 Aug 5.3 +0.7 -1.5 4 Jun 13.0 74.7 low 17%
Taroom Post Office 24.9 +3.0 32.6 17 Aug 6.9 +0.9 -0.6 23 Jul 47.2 97.9 low 48%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 26.4 +2.9 33.3 17 Aug 10.8 +1.9 4.2 8 Jun 16.9 63.6 low 27%
Blackall Airport 25.8 +2.4 33.7 16 Aug 7.7 +0.2 -0.3 8 Jun 19.4 51.1 low 38%
Isisford Post Office 26.6 +3.0 34.7 16 Aug 8.7 +1.2 2.1 8 Jun 11.0 54.3 low 20%
Longreach Aero 26.9 +2.5 34.6 16 Aug 9.3 +1.3 1.9 12 Jun 8.8 49.2 low 18%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 29.3 +2.6 36.1 17 Aug 10.2 +0.4 2.2 20 Jul 3.4 18.4 average 18%
Carters Bore 27.3   35.5 17 Aug 13.9   6.7 21 Jul 15.6


New May Downs 27.4   35.5 17 Aug 13.1   6.9 20 Jul 18.6


The Monument Airport 26.8 +1.8 34.6 16 Aug 8.5 +0.2 2.2 8 Jun 24.6 23.0 high 107%
Trepell Airport 27.0 +1.6 35.3 16 Aug 10.0 +0.9 4.5 8 Jun 23.8 20.0 high 119%
Urandangi Aerodrome 27.6   36.0 17 Aug 7.1   0.5 9 Jun 18.8


Winton Airport 28.0 +2.3 35.1 17 Aug 10.1 +0.7 3.4 21 Aug 18.8 46.3 average 41%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 24.1 +1.6 34.8 15 Aug 8.0 +0.1 3.6 6 Jun 0.2 16.9 low 1%
Windorah Airport 25.0   33.8 15 Aug 8.9   1.7 11 Jun 3.8


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 24.6 +1.9 29.4 18 Aug 11.3 +0.3 4.8 21 Jul 16.0 125.2 v low 13%
Gayndah Airport 24.6 +1.3 31.1 17 Aug 8.1 +0.1 0.7 22 Jul 79.0 81.4 average 97%
Gladstone Airport 25.1 +1.7 31.4 18 Aug 13.1 +0.5 7.4 22 Jul 48.6 104.7 low 46%
Gladstone Radar 25.7 +2.3 30.6 18 Aug 15.4 +1.4 9.4 8 Jun 42.8 105.8 low 40%
Lady Elliot Island 23.6 +2.0 26.4 18 Aug 18.4 +1.2 12.7 27 Jul 43.4 236.9 v low 18%
Rockhampton Aero 26.2 +2.4 32.1 17 Aug 12.2 +1.7 5.5 22 Jul 6.8 97.2 v low 7%
Rundle Island 22.5 +1.5 25.7 15 Aug     13.4 20 Aug



Seventeen Seventy 23.5 +1.7 28.4 18 Aug 15.9 +1.6 9.8 20 Aug 34.3 150.3 v low 23%
Thangool Airport 24.8 +1.0 30.0 17 Aug 6.6 +0.2 0.1 21 Jul 23.0 83.8 low 27%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 23.8 +2.0 33.9 16 Aug 5.5 -0.7 -0.9 20 Aug 82.4 114.2 average 72%
Archerfield Airport 23.5 +1.8 32.5 17 Aug 8.8 +0.4 3.4 25 Jul 97.0 152.4 average 64%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 23.1   31.6 17 Aug 6.7   -0.7 9 Aug 93.6 110.0 low 85%
Beerburrum Forest Station 23.6 +1.5 32.7 17 Aug 9.9 0.0 4.4 21 Aug 113.2 186.3 average 61%
Brisbane 23.5 +1.2 32.3 17 Aug 11.4 +0.5 5.9 24 Jul 132.2 133.0 average 99%
Brisbane Aero 22.4 +1.1 29.3 17 Aug 10.5 +0.6 4.3 24 Jul 125.4 140.7 average 89%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.0 +1.5 25.0 18 Aug 15.4 +1.6 11.1 20 Aug 166.2 325.8 low 51%
Coolangatta 22.1 +1.1 28.3 17 Aug 11.2 +0.5 3.6 24 Jul 233.6 275.4 average 85%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.9 +1.8 27.9 18 Aug 16.3 +1.7 11.2 21 Jul 48.4 264.9 v low 18%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.7 +1.2 29.0 17 Aug 12.6 0.0 6.3 20 Aug 149.8 228.1 low 66%
Gympie 24.3 +1.9 31.1 17 Aug 7.6 +0.5 0.6 22 Jul 37.4 152.5 v low 25%
Hervey Bay Airport 23.5 +1.4 29.5 18 Aug 10.9 0.0 2.2 21 Jul 52.4 181.4 v low 29%
Kingaroy Airport 22.0 +1.8 29.8 17 Aug 4.3 -0.3 -1.7 22 Jul 62.2 97.6 low 64%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.1 +1.2 32.9 17 Aug 10.1 +0.6 5.1 24 Jul 137.7 155.6 average 88%
Maryborough 24.6 +2.0 29.6 17 Aug 9.4 -0.1 1.3 21 Jul 42.4 160.0 v low 27%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 23.8   32.6 17 Aug 11.6   6.0 25 Jul 62.2 229.4 v low 27%
Point Lookout 23.0 +1.4 26.9 12 Aug 14.9 +0.8 10.7 21 Aug 332.4 339.2 average 98%
Rainbow Beach 22.8 +1.2 28.1 10 Aug      
84.6 274.3 lowest 31%
Redcliffe 22.4 +1.2 31.0 17 Aug 12.0 +0.3 6.9 24 Jul 172.8 153.3 average 113%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 22.0   26.8 17 Aug 11.0   5.3 10 Aug 198.0


Sunshine Coast Airport 23.2 +1.7 32.2 17 Aug 10.6 +0.3 3.0 9 Aug 57.0 262.9 v low 22%
Tewantin RSL Park 23.1 +1.5 30.5 17 Aug 12.4 +0.6 6.5 9 Aug 60.2 279.4 low 22%
University of Queensland Gatton 23.9 +2.5 33.3 16 Aug 6.1 -0.8 -1.0 26 Jul 45.0 105.3 low 43%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 16.7 +1.9 25.7 16 Aug 2.2 -0.5 -4.8 13 Aug 64.8 123.6 low 52%
Dalby Airport 22.6 +2.1 31.0 16 Aug 4.5 -0.3 -2.8 20 Aug 49.2 78.6 average 63%
Oakey Aero 21.7 +2.4 30.2 16 Aug 3.3 -0.3 -4.0 29 Aug 53.6 86.2 low 62%
Texas Post Office 21.2 +1.5 31.2 16 Aug 4.3 0.0 -3.4 20 Aug 35.2 116.0 v low 30%
Toowoomba Airport 19.3 +2.0 27.8 16 Aug 7.7 +0.5 2.5 20 Aug 64.2 98.1 low 65%
Warwick 20.2 +1.5 29.4 16 Aug 2.8 -1.0 -4.6 30 Jul 42.0 91.9 low 46%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 24.2 +3.3 32.4 17 Aug 4.0 -0.1 -2.4 9 Aug 35.4 85.0 low 42%
Mitchell Post Office 23.7 +3.4 32.4 16 Aug 4.1 +0.4 -2.7 29 Aug 48.2 91.2 low 53%
Roma Airport 23.6 +2.6 33.2 16 Aug 3.8 -0.9 -2.7 22 Jul 40.2 76.5 low 53%
St George Airport 22.4 +2.0 33.0 16 Aug 5.8 -0.2 -1.2 22 Jul 19.6 81.1 v low 24%
Surat 22.8 +2.3 32.6 16 Aug 4.8 -0.4 -1.7 22 Jul 35.8 102.3 low 35%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 22.7 +2.7 32.6 16 Aug 5.5 +0.3 -1.9 21 Jul 19.7 80.1 low 25%
Charleville Aero 23.4 +2.9 33.0 16 Aug 5.8 +0.5 -0.4 8 Jun 27.4 70.8 low 39%
Cunnamulla Post Office 22.0 +2.2 32.1 15 Aug 7.3 +0.7 1.6 29 Aug 30.4 66.2 low 46%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 23.1 +1.7 33.6 15 Aug 8.3 +0.1 2.8 11 Jun 7.6 25.9 average 29%
Thargomindah Airport 22.3 +1.4 33.5 15 Aug 7.3 -0.3 2.4 6 Jun 14.1 39.3 low 36%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 23.3   26.0 7 Aug 21.4   19.0 16 Jul



Middle Percy Island 22.2 +1.2 24.5 11 Aug 17.9 +1.2 14.4 20 Aug 56.8 157.1 low 36%
Willis Island 27.1 +0.8 28.4 17 Jun 23.3 +1.1 20.2 15 Jun 54.8 118.0 low 46%

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 8 am on Monday 4 September 2017. 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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