Queensland in spring 2014: Dry over large parts of the State; some extremely hot days 

Rainfall during spring 2014 was well below average in northern Queensland, through the central west and along the southern border. Some areas in the eastern Darling Downs, southeast, and north tropical tablelands received their lowest spring rainfall on record. A large area in the Capricornia and Central Highlands districts which received near-average spring rainfall. Average rainfall was also recorded in areas of the western Gulf Country and the far southwest. 

Severe thunderstorms emerged in late spring, with the most severe occurring on 27 November in southeast Queensland, causing major structural damage across the Brisbane CBD and numerous surrounding suburbs. Earlier on 19 November, a severe thunderstorm caused heavy rainfall leading to flash-flooding in Brisbane suburbs.

Temperatures were exceptionally warm during spring, with several periods of extended hot days and warm nights occurring through the season, affecting the central west, southern and southeast Queensland. Numerous temperature records were broken: in October on the 26th and 27th; and in November on the 15th and 16th, then again on the 22nd and 23rd. Longreach reported 13 consecutive days with temperatures equal to or above 40C (13 to 25 November), breaking the previous November record of 9 days (set over 1 to 9 November, 1965). 

For spring as a whole, maximum temperatures were 2 C to 3 C above average west of a line from about Mt Isa in the northwest, through the central interior near Longreach to the Darling Downs in the southeast. Near-average daytime temperatures were recorded along parts of the east coast between about Innisfail and Maryborough and through parts of the Central Highlands. Minimum temperatures were well above average across southern and central Queensland and near-average to below average in the north and on the central east coast. Record high daily minimum temperatures were also recorded across the Darling Downs in mid-November. Longreach in the central west recorded its warmest spring nights.

  • Damaging thunderstorms in November
  • 13th-lowest spring rainfall averaged across the State
  • Fourth-highest maximum temperatures 
  • Equal third-warmest mean temperature
  • 11th-warmest overnight temperatures

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Extremes in spring 2014
Hottest day 45.3 C at Birdsville Airport on 22 Nov
Warmest days on average 38.2 C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 24.3 C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 13.2 C at Applethorpe on 3 Sep
Coldest night -3.0 C at Oakey Aero on 4 Sep
Coolest nights on average 9.9 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 24.5 C at Horn Island
Warmest night 32.1 C at Birdsville Airport on 14 Nov
Warmest on average overall 29.7 C at Lake Julius AWS
Coolest on average overall 17.2 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 217.8 mm at Archerfield Airport
Driest overall 0.4 mm at Burketown Post Office and at Mt Garnet Post Office
Wettest day127.4 mm at Bemerside on 23 Sep
Strongest wind gust 141 km/h at Archerfield Airport on 27 Nov

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record lowest spring total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Glenelg 42.6 48.0 in 1936 133 176.7
Gatton Allan Street 28.8 35.5 in 1919 116 172.8
Mt Garnet Post Office 0.4 0.5 in 1902 110 87.4
Bell Police 45.8 48.2 in 1919 100 165.3
Amberley AMO 30.8 51.5 in 1951 74 187.0
Mt Nebo Post Office 54.4 56.7 in 1968 63 261.7
Kareeya 13.3 45.4 in 2002 53 198.8
Highvale 44.6 69.6 in 1956 49 250.8
Ballandean Post Office 62.0 84.0 in 1991 46 201.6
Cooranga North 21.2 44.4 in 2002 44 170.0
Coolmunda Dam 33.2 47.5 in 1990 38 155.4
Glenlyon Dam 43.1 95.0 in 1977 38 189.8
Embreys Bridge 38.2 52.6 in 1977 35 164.7
Upper Mudgeeraba Water 58.5 74.8 in 1991 35 241.9
Goondiwindi Airport 29.8 45.8 in 2012 21 145.7
Wivenhoe Dam 41.8 72.0 in 2002 20 183.0

Lowest spring total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Average for
spring
Lowood Don St 29.6 23.7 in 1919* 93 181.2
Burketown Post Office 0.4 0.3 in 1918* 90 53.2
Clifton Post Office 57.6 54.9 in 1919* 89 177.4
Pratten 41.0 32.5 in 1919* 89 172.2
Palmerville 3.6 3.1 in 1944* 69 90.0
Home Hill Post Office 4.4 4.3 in 1951 63 74.4
Bingil Bay 46.2 19.1 in 1948* 62 298.6
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 55.4 53.3 in 1941* 62 268.4
Nerang Gilston Rd 78.1 76.5 in 1956* 52 248.3
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 23.5 11.2 in 1960* 50 154.8
Blackbutt Post Office 62.0 56.9 in 1968* 45 188.7
Mounefontein 60.8 50.9 in 1968* 45 178.8
Karoola Park 48.0 43.6 in 1977* 36 134.9
Elphinstone Pocket No1 31.2 26.0 in 1979* 34 155.4
Harrisville Post Office 86.4 77.8 in 1980* 32 178.4
Plainby Station 5.6 4.0 in 1988* 25 54.9
Woodgate Store 78.5 65.5 in 1982* 25 202.6
Maclean Bridge 80.0 41.1 in 1990 24 191.0
Dalveen 90.0 60.8 in 1991 23 207.1
Wallangarra Post Office 86.2 78.2 in 1991 23 203.6
White Cliff Point 23.0 20.4 in 1990* 23 169.2
Cardwell Marine Pde 49.5 22.0 in 1990* 22 209.8
Sunnybank 56.3 48.4 in 1982* 22 137.2
Texas Post Office 71.2 47.6 in 1990* 22 167.6
Tully Sugar Mill 69.6 61.6 in 1992 22 396.6
Mt Sophia 86.0 75.0 in 1991* 21 354.9
Coolangatta 68.4 26.0 in 1994 20 255.4
Crystal Brook 14.4 11.0 in 1994 20 137.5
University of Queensland Gatton 63.6 50.6 in 1994 20 178.4

* 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
Amberley AMO 43.0 on 15 Nov 42.1 on 19 Nov 1968 74 27.6
Cunnamulla Post Office 44.0 on 23 Nov 43.9 on 5 Nov 1965 58 29.4
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 37.0 on 15 Nov 35.7 on 29 Nov 1996 52 22.5
Gympie 42.2 on 16 Nov 40.5 on 17 Nov 2009 49 28.2
Mitchell Post Office 42.7 on 22 Nov 42.0 on 19 Nov 2009 47 29.0
Applethorpe 35.4 on 15 Nov 34.2 on 20 Nov 2009 46 21.5
Oakey Aero 39.8 on 15 Nov = 39.8 on 29 Nov 2006 42 26.4
Archerfield Airport 42.1 on 16 Nov 40.5 on 17 Nov 1990 40 26.8
Bundaberg Aero 36.3 on 17 Nov 35.8 on 31 Oct 2001 37 26.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 40.7 on 16 Nov 38.5 on 30 Nov 1996 23 26.4
Weipa Aero 39.2 on 20 Nov = 39.2 on 14 Nov 2004 23 35.2
Sunshine Coast Airport 41.0 on 16 Nov 37.5 on 7 Nov 1994 21 25.6
Warwick 39.8 on 15 Nov 38.0 on 17 Nov 2009 20 25.7



Record highest spring mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Texas Post Office 30.3 = 30.3 in 2002 44 27.6

Highest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
spring
Cairns Aero 30.4 30.7 in 1971 43 29.4



Record highest spring daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Applethorpe 22.5 on 16 Nov 20.2 on 22 Oct 1988 46 8.8
Texas Post Office 26.9 on 23 Nov 26.0 on 29 Nov 1996 45 11.4
Oakey Aero 23.8 on 16 Nov 23.4 on 29 Nov 2006 42 10.9
Dalby Airport 24.8 on 16 Nov = 24.8 on 16 Nov 1996 23 12.3
Goondiwindi Airport 28.3 on 23 Nov 25.7 on 21 Nov 2009 23 13.3
Roma Airport 27.1 on 16 Nov 27.0 on 29 Nov 1996 23 13.4
Cloncurry Airport 30.0 on 21 Nov 29.0 on 25 Nov 1978 22 19.9
Brisbane Aero 24.2 on 22 Nov 24.1 on 29 Nov 2008 21 15.5
Warwick 23.4 on 16 Nov 22.8 on 28 Nov 2009 20 10.4



Record lowest spring temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Seventeen Seventy 9.4 on 3 Sep 9.9 on 7 Sep 1995 28 19.1



Record highest spring mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Longreach Aero 18.6 18.3 in 2013 48 16.5



Lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Average for
spring
Proserpine Airport 15.8 15.7 in 1991 23 17.2



Record highest spring mean temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 17.5 17.3 in 2005 68 15.6
Applethorpe 17.2 17.0 in 2002 44 15.2
Texas Post Office 21.7 21.6 in 2002 44 19.5
Oakey Aero 20.7 20.4 in 2005 41 18.7
Goondiwindi Airport 22.6 22.5 in 2002 21 20.9

Highest spring mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
spring
University of Queensland Gatton 22.1 23.6 in 1915* 85 20.4

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




Summary statistics for spring 2014
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
spring
2014
Mean for
spring
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
spring
2014
Total for
spring
2014
Average
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2014
Fraction of
spring
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.9 0.0 34.3 29 Nov 24.3 -0.5 21.2 11 Sep 12.6 84.2 low 15%
Coen Airport 33.2 0.0 39.6 15 Oct 18.1 -2.6 10.9 3 Sep 1.2 49.8 v low 2%
Horn Island 30.7 -0.3 34.1 15 Oct 24.5 -0.3 18.1 9 Sep 1.4 69.2 v low 2%
Scherger RAAF 35.8   39.3 15 Oct 20.2   15.4 4 Sep 73.8
Weipa Aero 35.8 +0.6 39.2 20 Nov 20.1 -1.6 15.3 3 Sep 27.4 134.1 low 20%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.3 -0.1 34.6 8 Nov 21.1 -0.7 13.7 11 Sep 25.6 107.5 v low 24%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.4 +0.2 40.7 22 Nov 20.0 -1.6 10.4 4 Sep 16.8 46.6 low 36%
Century Mine 38.2 +0.8 43.6 21 Nov 19.6 -1.2 8.3 4 Sep 55.4 56.6 average 98%
Cloncurry Airport 37.1 +1.4 43.4 20 Nov 20.7 +0.8 9.2 4 Sep 54.2 62.2 average 87%
Julia Creek Airport 38.1 +1.4 44.8 19 Nov 18.4 +0.2 5.3 4 Sep 22.6 39.3 low 58%
Kowanyama Airport 36.5 +0.8 40.6 22 Nov 20.9 -0.7 12.5 4 Sep 8.2 76.0 v low 11%
Lake Julius AWS 37.3   43.7 20 Nov 22.1   10.7 4 Sep 65.0
Mornington Island Airport 32.1   34.7 22 Nov 23.4   15.7 5 Sep 23.6
Mount Isa Aero 36.6 +2.5 43.3 20 Nov 17.7 -0.3 2.7 4 Sep 40.0 63.3 average 63%
Normanton Airport 36.0 -0.2 38.9 26 Nov 22.0 -0.9 14.5 5 Sep 2.8 57.6 v low 5%
Sweers Island 31.1 -0.6 34.9 22 Nov 24.1 -0.4 16.5 5 Sep 6.5 84.5 v low 8%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.9 +0.6 40.5 21 Nov 18.9 -1.2 9.4 5 Sep 17.2 83.9 low 21%
Hughenden Airport 35.7 +1.0 42.6 19 Nov 19.2 +0.6 4.5 4 Sep 6.0 69.5 v low 9%
Richmond Airport 37.0 +1.2 43.1 19 Nov 19.0 +0.6 6.9 4 Sep 22.2 64.6 average 34%
Richmond Post Office 36.8 +1.6 42.8 19 Nov 19.4 +1.8 8.1 4 Sep 13.3 53.3 low 25%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.4 +1.0 33.6 7 Nov 19.7 -0.9 12.2 3 Sep 34.6 173.2 v low 20%
Cairns Racecourse 30.6   34.4 23 Nov 18.2   10.9 18 Sep 51.2
Cape Flattery 29.8 -0.6 32.4 26 Nov 22.9 -0.2 15.1 3 Sep 6.8 59.4 v low 11%
Cooktown Airport 30.0 -0.2 35.0 14 Oct 21.7 -0.7 10.9 3 Sep 8.5 98.0 v low 9%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.9 -0.3 34.7 19 Nov 22.7 -0.5 19.2 3 Sep 28.8 170.7 v low 17%
Mareeba Airport 30.3 0.0 35.4 14 Oct 15.9 -1.5 10.7 18 Sep 16.0 67.8 low 24%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cape Ferguson NTC AWS 25.5   28.8 19 Nov 21.9   15.8 4 Sep
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.3 -0.8 31.5 28 Nov 19.4 +0.6 12.0 1 Sep 49.5 209.8 v low 24%
Ingham Composite 30.2 +0.1 35.0 19 Nov 17.4 -1.1 11.2 4 Sep 71.2 215.3 low 33%
Innisfail 28.3 0.0 31.2 18 Nov 19.2 +0.3 13.1 18 Sep 97.3 331.8 low 29%
Lucinda Point 26.7 -0.4 29.9 26 Nov 22.5 -0.1 17.4 3 Sep 44.6 136.2 average 33%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.3 +0.4 33.4 18 Nov 18.0 -0.7 10.8 18 Sep 90.8 329.5 v low 28%
Townsville Aero 29.5 +0.2 33.4 18 Nov 20.1 -0.2 12.0 4 Sep 30.0 94.4 low 32%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.0 -1.5 30.1 28 Nov 20.0 -1.4 10.8 4 Sep 16.4 107.2 v low 15%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.8 +0.1 34.5 14 Oct 17.5 -0.4 9.4 4 Sep 6.2 82.5 v low 8%
Bowen Airport 28.8 -0.2 32.6 28 Nov 18.9 -0.6 8.6 4 Sep 5.4 75.5 v low 7%
Collinsville Post Office 32.9 +1.1 38.6 18 Nov 16.5 -0.5 5.7 4 Sep 26.6 83.3 low 32%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.9 -0.1 31.3 20 Nov 21.5 -0.2 16.5 4 Sep 25.6 151.2 low 17%
Mackay Aero 28.4 +0.6 33.5 18 Nov 17.0 -0.8 5.7 4 Sep 32.2 140.7 low 23%
Mackay M.O 27.8 +0.4 33.2 18 Nov 18.9 -0.5 10.1 4 Sep 37.6 150.6 low 25%
Proserpine Airport 30.6 +0.5 36.7 19 Nov 15.8 -1.4 4.4 4 Sep 49.4 125.6 low 39%
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 24.6   29.6 29 Oct 20.1   11.9 4 Sep
Samuel Hill Aero 28.2 +0.3 34.0 17 Nov 13.6 -1.3 1.7 4 Sep 75.4 164.0 v low 46%
St Lawrence 28.7 0.0 32.6 28 Nov 16.7 -0.9 4.8 5 Sep 106.0 111.4 average 95%
Williamson 28.9   33.0 25 Nov 16.1   3.0 4 Sep 47.6 104.8 low 45%
Woolshed 27.5 +0.5 33.2 14 Oct 16.8 -0.5 5.9 4 Sep 11.6 104.6 v low 11%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.9 -0.1 32.9 29 Oct 18.4 -0.3 5.6 4 Sep 111.0 153.8 average 72%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.9 +0.6 39.0 17 Nov 17.3 -0.6 8.4 4 Sep 6.6 94.5 v low 7%
Moranbah Airport 32.2   39.7 17 Nov 15.1   2.9 4 Sep 79.6
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 31.9   40.5 17 Nov 16.2   4.3 4 Sep 104.8
Clermont Airport 31.9   40.0 17 Nov 14.5   0.3 4 Sep 104.4
Emerald Airport 31.8 +0.5 40.7 16 Nov 16.6 0.0 6.4 4 Sep 160.6 126.0 high 127%
Lochington 31.8   41.6 18 Nov 16.0   3.8 4 Sep 121.0
Rolleston Airport 31.6   41.9 16 Nov 15.1   2.4 4 Sep 110.8
Springsure Comet St 30.5 +0.2 39.6 16 Nov 15.6 +0.8 1.9 4 Sep 197.8 141.1 high 140%
Tambo Post Office 32.1 +1.6 40.7 21 Nov 14.9 +1.6 1.4 4 Sep 115.7 102.5 average 113%
Taroom Post Office 32.0 +2.5 41.0 16 Nov 15.5 +1.3 2.5 4 Sep 106.7 160.3 average 67%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 33.6 +1.8 41.6 21 Nov 19.0 +1.9 5.6 4 Sep 45.2 84.1 low 54%
Blackall Airport 33.6 +1.2 42.2 21 Nov 17.4 +1.1 2.3 4 Sep 37.8 100.9 low 37%
Isisford Post Office 35.1 +2.4 43.2 21 Nov 17.8 +1.5 4.4 4 Sep 14.2 77.8 low 18%
Longreach Aero 35.5 +2.0 43.4 21 Nov 18.6 +2.1 4.2 4 Sep 15.6 64.0 low 24%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.3 +2.1 44.1 20 Nov 20.3 +1.3 6.0 4 Sep 50.6 49.3 average 103%
Carters Bore 35.8   43.7 20 Nov 21.8   10.2 4 Sep 12.8
New May Downs 36.2   43.3 20 Nov 20.7   10.6 4 Sep 62.0
The Monument Airport 36.4 +1.7 43.8 21 Nov 18.4 +0.4 5.7 4 Sep 63.6 51.0 average 125%
Trepell Airport 36.5 +1.5 43.8 20 Nov 19.4 +1.1 6.6 4 Sep 2.2 46.0 v low 5%
Urandangi Aerodrome 37.0   44.7 21 Nov 17.7   4.2 4 Sep 5.2
Winton Airport 36.7 +1.3 44.3 20 Nov 19.3 +1.2 7.0 4 Sep 3.0 47.6 v low 6%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 35.7 +2.1 44.6 9 Nov 18.0 +0.9 5.8 3 Sep 55.6 39.1 high 142%
Birdsville Airport 34.7 +1.5 45.3 22 Nov 17.9 +0.6 5.6 3 Sep 15.2 27.2 average 56%
Boulia Airport 36.0 +2.2 44.6 21 Nov 19.1 +1.5 6.7 4 Sep 2.3 43.1 v low 5%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 28.1 +1.2 36.3 17 Nov 15.8 -0.6 5.7 5 Sep 101.0 192.1 low 53%
Gayndah Airport 31.3 +1.5 41.2 16 Nov 14.9 +0.3 4.0 5 Sep 59.6 139.2 v low 43%
Gladstone Airport 27.7 +0.3 34.8 16 Nov 17.9 -0.2 8.0 5 Sep 91.0 142.1 low 64%
Gladstone Radar 29.1 +0.8 35.9 16 Nov 18.8 +0.2 10.4 5 Sep 93.4 156.7 low 60%
Lady Elliot Island 26.1 +0.6 30.1 18 Nov 20.5 +0.2 13.2 6 Sep 115.6 164.1 average 70%
Monto Township 30.2 +1.5 39.2 16 Nov 13.6 +0.6 2.2 5 Sep 120.5 154.1 average 78%
Rockhampton Aero 30.3 +0.9 39.3 17 Nov 17.0 +0.2 5.4 4 Sep 101.0 141.3 average 71%
Rundle Island 24.6 -0.2 29.9 25 Nov 20.9 0.0 15.7 5 Sep
Seventeen Seventy 25.7 -0.1 30.2 19 Nov 19.1 0.0 9.4 3 Sep 157.2 162.4 average 97%
Thangool Airport 31.1 +1.0 39.6 16 Nov 12.7 -0.5 -0.3 4 Sep 110.0 157.4 low 70%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 30.0 +2.4 43.0 15 Nov 13.0 0.0 1.7 4 Sep 30.8 187.0 lowest 16%
Archerfield Airport 28.3 +1.5 42.1 16 Nov 15.1 +0.9 5.4 5 Sep 217.8 213.4 average 102%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 29.4   41.3 15 Nov 13.2   0.8 4 Sep 91.8
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.8 +0.5 43.5 16 Nov 14.4 +0.1 4.7 5 Sep 153.0 254.9 low 60%
Brisbane 27.5 +0.6 38.9 16 Nov 16.7 +0.5 9.1 5 Sep 175.4 207.8 average 84%
Brisbane Aero 26.0 +0.5 32.2 16 Nov 16.4 +0.9 6.9 4 Sep 116.6 200.1 low 58%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.3 +1.2 28.7 19 Nov 18.8 +1.0 11.8 4 Sep 186.8 238.5 average 78%
Coolangatta 25.6 +1.1 29.5 27 Oct 16.0 +0.2 5.8 15 Oct 68.4 255.4 v low 27%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.0 +1.6 32.1 16 Nov 18.9 +0.5 11.9 3 Sep 122.2 206.9 low 59%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.9 +0.6 32.3 15 Nov 17.2 +0.3 10.3 4 Sep 91.2 254.9 v low 36%
Gympie 29.2 +1.0 42.2 16 Nov 13.9 +0.4 1.7 5 Sep 100.6 204.6 low 49%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.7 +0.3 31.6 17 Nov 16.0 -0.8 5.4 4 Sep 71.6 166.9 v low 43%
Jimna Forestry 26.4 +1.3 38.3 16 Nov 12.0 +0.3 -0.5 5 Sep 94.2 177.5 v low 53%
Kingaroy Airport 28.7 +1.6 38.9 16 Nov 11.6 +0.2 -1.1 5 Sep 62.6 142.8 v low 44%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.3 +0.9 40.7 16 Nov     7.6 5 Sep 92.0 212.9 v low 43%
Maleny Tamarind St 24.8 +0.7 38.4 16 Nov 14.4 +0.1 5.0 4 Sep 160.6 308.8 low 52%
Maryborough 28.1 +0.5 35.0 17 Nov 14.8 -0.3 5.3 4 Sep 109.4 200.5 low 55%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 27.2   42.1 16 Nov 15.5   5.5 5 Sep 176.4
Rainbow Beach 25.7 +0.2 34.2 16 Nov       91.4 218.4 low 42%
Redcliffe 25.7 +0.2 36.4 16 Nov 17.5 +0.6 9.2 5 Sep 112.8 214.1 low 53%
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.7 +1.1 41.0 16 Nov 15.5 0.0 3.6 5 Sep 129.6 215.9 low 60%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.7 +0.3 40.5 16 Nov 16.8 +0.1 6.8 5 Sep 91.6 243.5 v low 38%
Toolara (Kelly) 28.6 +0.3 40.7 16 Nov 16.4 +0.1 8.7 4 Sep 148.4 213.5 average 70%
University of Queensland Gatton 30.7 +2.8 42.5 15 Nov 13.4 +0.5 3.8 5 Sep 63.6 178.4 v low 36%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 24.6 +3.1 35.4 15 Nov 9.9 +1.1 -1.6 5 Sep 75.8 193.9 v low 39%
Dalby Airport 30.2 +2.2 40.1 15 Nov 12.9 +0.6 -1.6 4 Sep 87.4 165.2 v low 53%
Goondiwindi Airport 30.8 +2.3 42.6 15 Nov 14.5 +1.2 1.1 4 Sep 29.8 145.7 lowest 20%
Oakey Aero 29.2 +2.8 39.8 15 Nov 12.3 +1.4 -3.0 4 Sep 70.4 163.0 v low 43%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 25.1 +2.6 37.0 15 Nov 9.9 +1.2 -2.8 4 Sep 81.5 196.0 v low 42%
Texas Post Office 30.3 +2.7 42.0 15 Nov 13.2 +1.8 0.1 4 Sep 71.2 167.6 v low 42%
Toowoomba Airport 26.3 +2.1 37.4 15 Nov 13.3 +0.6 2.5 4 Sep 85.2 176.5 v low 48%
Warwick 28.0 +2.3 39.8 15 Nov 11.2 +0.8 -0.9 4 Sep 63.8 194.6 v low 33%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 30.8 +1.7 40.8 15 Nov 14.1 +0.4 -0.7 4 Sep 64.8 116.8 low 55%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 30.9 +1.9 41.0 15 Nov 13.9 +1.6 0.5 4 Sep 87.0 146.8 low 59%
Mitchell Post Office 31.7 +2.7 42.7 22 Nov 13.5 +1.6 -0.4 4 Sep 94.2 127.1 average 74%
Roma Airport 31.6 +2.3 42.6 15 Nov 14.3 +0.9 -0.9 4 Sep 43.4 138.5 v low 31%
St George Airport 31.3 +1.9 43.3 15 Nov 15.3 +0.9 1.3 4 Sep 36.0 133.9 low 27%
Surat 30.9 +2.0 42.0 15 Nov 14.8 +1.4 0.4 4 Sep 62.0 133.0 low 47%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 31.9 +2.5 43.7 23 Nov 15.4 +1.9 1.8 4 Sep 30.5 101.2 low 30%
Charleville Aero 31.9 +2.3 41.9 22 Nov 16.1 +2.0 2.0 4 Sep 60.6 103.8 average 58%
Cunnamulla Post Office 32.1 +2.7 44.0 23 Nov 16.0 +1.5 5.0 3 Sep 16.4 74.1 v low 22%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 33.6 +1.5 45.1 14 Nov 18.0 +0.9 6.8 3 Sep 14.4 43.8 average 33%
Thargomindah Airport 32.9 +1.8 45.2 14 Nov 17.3 +0.7 5.8 3 Sep 3.8 57.8 v low 7%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.5 +0.1 29.6 25 Nov 19.7 -0.3 14.9 4 Sep 51.0 155.8 low 33%
Willis Island 28.2 -0.4 31.1 29 Nov 23.7 +0.1 20.7 30 Sep 16.4 77.7 low 21%

Notes

A Seasonal Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Queensland using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 1 December 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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