Queensland in autumn 2015: dry and hot across most of the State

Rainfall was well below average across most of Queensland, with some areas recording their lowest autumn rainfall on record. Daytime temperatures were above average, particularly in central and northern Queensland while overnight temperature were warmer than usual in the northwest, central west, along the north tropical coast and in southern parts east of Cunnamulla. 

  • Autumn rainfall well below average across most of Queensland
  • Record low autumn rainfall in parts of  the central and north coast 
  • Record high mean daily temperatures across northern Queensland
  • Above average overnight temperatures in parts of the north, west and southern border
  • Tropical cyclone Nathan made landfall on 20 March
  • Record high mean March temperatures statewide
  • Hot spell on 19 and 20 March with record high temperatures
  • Dry across northern, central and southern parts during April
  • Wetter than average in the southeast during April and May; heavy rainfall recorded on 4 April and 2 May

Rainfall was well below average across most of Queensland with large areas in the lowest 10% of historical records and some sites recording their lowest autumn rainfall on record. Some areas of the southeast coast, the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, eastern Maranoa and Warrego, and pockets of the southern Central Highlands and Coalfields districts recorded above average rainfall, most of which fell in March or April.

Temperatures were well above average during the day with some places recording their highest mean maximum temperature on record. Queensland had its ninth-warmest mean and maximum temperature, averaged across the State. Overnight temperatures were also above average across the northwest, northeast, central west and along the southern border. Areas around St Lawrence and Shoalwater Bay in central Queensland, and an area of the eastern Cape York Peninsula had cooler than average nights, mostly associated with the rainfall and cooler temperatures from tropical cyclones Marcia and Nathan.

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Extremes in autumn 2015
Hottest day 46.5 C at Birdsville Airport on 19 Mar
Warmest days on average 36.1 C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 21.5 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 11.3 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 21 Apr
Coldest night -2.3 C at Applethorpe on 15 May
Coolest nights on average 9.9 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 25.4 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 31.9 C at Boulia Airport on 5 Mar
Warmest on average overall 28.9 C at Coconut Island and at Normanton Airport
Coolest on average overall 15.7 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall804.9 mm at Tree House Creek
Driest overall0.8 mm at Miles Constance Street
Wettest day286.0 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Stn on 12 Mar
Strongest wind gust 167 km/h at Cape Flattery on 20 Mar

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 highest autumn daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Queen Mary Falls 165.0 on 2 May 129.0 on 6 Mar 2004 57
The Head 145.0 on 2 May 134.0 on 28 Mar 2014 57
Oakey Aero 102.0 on 2 May 78.8 on 14 May 1993 45
Moyola 108.8 on 2 May 91.8 on 4 May 1996 44
Boondall 213.6 on 2 May 182.4 on 2 May 1996 39
Oakington 157.4 on 2 May 106.6 on 28 Mar 2014 38
Maclean Bridge 167.6 on 2 May 132.0 on 4 Apr 1990 33
Weipa Aero 245.2 on 13 Mar 223.0 on 6 Mar 1996 23



Record lowest autumn total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Innisfail 476.3 490.9 in 1915 121 1418.4
Tully Sugar Mill 685.4 736.4 in 1943 91 1610.8
Bingil Bay 336.2 360.5 in 1932 89 1163.5
Hamilton Island 142.0 265.8 in 2007 25 604.9
Charters Towers Airport 16.6 22.6 in 2008 22 121.6

Lowest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Average for
autumn
Burdekin Shire Council 22.8 16.0 in 1902* 109 272.0
Babinda Post Office 614.0 459.0 in 1951* 62 1676.9
South Johnstone Exp Stn 539.0 295.0 in 1984* 28 1269.4
Moreton Telegraph Station 247.9 246.3 in 1981* 25 419.6
Home Hill Post Office 19.4 17.4 in 1993* 21 231.8
Palmerville 53.0 47.6 in 1993* 21 244.6

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




Record highest autumn temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Richmond Post Office 42.4 on 20 Mar 42.3 on 1 Mar 1923 122 32.2
Charleville Aero 43.3 on 20 Mar 40.7 on 2 Mar 2009 74 27.8
Bollon Mary St 43.2 on 20 Mar 41.7 on 2 Mar 1985 59 27.6
Tambo Post Office 42.0 on 20 Mar 40.5 on 2 Mar 1985 59 28.8
Taroom Post Office 42.2 on 20 Mar 42.0 on 12 Mar 2007 59 28.3
Isisford Post Office 44.6 on 20 Mar 43.5 on 4 Mar 1985 57 30.4
Barcaldine Post Office 42.2 on 20 Mar 41.3 on 3 Mar 1985 54 29.7
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 34.2 on 20 Mar = 34.2 on 17 Mar 1998 54 21.8
Surat 41.9 on 20 Mar 40.4 on 15 Mar 1998 52 27.8
Mount Isa Aero 41.4 on 20 Mar 40.9 on 1 Mar 1985 49 31.3
Injune Post Office 41.7 on 20 Mar 40.1 on 12 Mar 2007 48 27.3
Mitchell Post Office 42.1 on 20 Mar 41.0 on 3 Mar 2009 46 27.2
Oakey Aero 38.7 on 20 Mar 38.0 on 12 Mar 2007 43 25.5
Dalby Airport 40.2 on 20 Mar 39.7 on 12 Mar 2007 24 26.8
Cloncurry Airport 42.5 on 19 Mar 41.5 on 10 Mar 2004 23 32.8
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 37.5 on 5 Mar 35.5 on 22 Mar 2011 23 26.2
Roma Airport 42.9 on 20 Mar 40.1 on 15 Mar 1998 23 27.7
Goondiwindi Airport 41.8 on 20 Mar 39.9 on 12 Mar 2007 22 27.3
Sunshine Coast Airport 36.2 on 19 Mar 33.8 on 1 Mar 2009 21 25.6
Tewantin RSL Park 35.1 on 19 Mar = 35.1 on 11 Mar 2007 20 25.5



Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Townsville Aero 31.2 30.8 in 2002 74 29.3
Cairns Aero 30.3 = 30.3 in 1998 72 29.1
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.1 = 29.1 in 1946 58 28.1
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.1 30.8 in 2002 56 29.3
Collinsville Post Office 31.8 31.7 in 2002 56 29.9
Mackay M.O 27.8 27.4 in 2002 55 26.5
Kowanyama Airport 34.3 34.1 in 1988 46 32.5
Ingham Composite 30.2 29.9 in 2001 44 28.9
Mackay Aero 28.8 28.3 in 2004 28 27.3
Proserpine Airport 30.0 29.4 in 2002 25 28.4
Bowen Airport 30.3 30.2 in 2002 24 29.0
Charters Towers Airport 31.7 31.2 in 1996 22 29.7
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.1 26.8 in 2014 20 25.6

Highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
autumn
Palmerville 33.8 34.4 in 1938* 70 31.9
Innisfail 29.3 29.4 in 1953 62 28.2
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.1 =30.1 in 1992 23 29.2

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




Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Boulia Airport 31.9 on 5 Mar 31.1 on 5 Mar 1958 121 17.2
Isisford Post Office 29.4 on 3 Mar = 29.4 on 2 Mar 1962 57 15.8
Longreach Aero 28.5 on 21 Mar 27.1 on 11 Mar 1998 50 16.2
Texas Post Office 23.4 on 21 Mar = 23.4 on 6 Mar 1980 46 11.9
Mackay Aero 26.9 on 11 Mar 26.7 on 16 Mar 2000 30 19.0
Cloncurry Airport 30.4 on 31 Mar 30.3 on 1 Mar 2013 23 19.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 24.9 on 21 Mar = 24.9 on 26 Mar 2001 23 15.8
Goondiwindi Airport 24.8 on 21 Mar 24.0 on 1 Mar 2001 22 12.9
Brisbane Aero 25.0 on 21 Mar 24.7 on 26 Mar 2001 21 16.3
Warwick 21.7 on 21 Mar 21.4 on 26 Mar 2001 20 11.0



Record lowest autumn temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Monto Township -1.8 on 15 May = -1.8 on 29 May 1987 42 13.7
Proserpine Airport 4.9 on 15 May 5.0 on 27 May 2011 26 18.8



Record highest autumn mean temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Townsville Aero 26.3 26.2 in 1996 74 24.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 21.9 = 21.9 in 2014 20 21.2

Highest autumn mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
autumn
Kowanyama Airport 28.0 28.2 in 1988* 26 27.0
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.3 =27.3 in 1992 23 26.6

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




Summary statistics for autumn 2015
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2015
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2015
Mean for
autumn
2015
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2015
Total for
autumn
2015
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2015
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.5 +1.0 34.6 17 Apr 25.4 -0.3 22.0 31 May 478.0 528.2 average 90%
Coen Airport 31.2 +0.3 34.0 18 Mar 20.9 -0.7 15.1 14 May 375.4 347.2 average 108%
Horn Island 30.5 +0.2 32.2 9 Apr 24.9 -0.1 21.1 13 Mar 584.4 661.8 average 88%
Scherger RAAF 32.3   34.3 5 Apr 22.0   18.0 30 Apr 681.8 467.6 high 146%
Weipa Aero 32.1 +0.2 34.0 3 Apr 22.2 -0.4 18.3 12 May 725.4 534.7 high 136%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.7 0.0 33.0 15 Mar 22.5 -0.3 17.2 14 May 357.8 848.7 low 42%
Palmerville 33.8 +1.9 36.6 6 Apr 19.6 0.0 12.5 14 May 53.0 244.6 v low 22%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.4 +2.1 42.7 11 Mar 21.3 +0.2 13.3 16 May 22.8 205.8 low 11%
Century Mine 36.1 +2.4 43.9 20 Mar 20.8 +0.5 12.1 15 May 23.8 119.4 average 20%
Cloncurry Airport 34.3 +1.5 42.5 19 Mar 20.5 +1.2 10.9 23 May 20.8 98.8 average 21%
Julia Creek Airport 35.4 +1.6 43.0 20 Mar 18.4 +1.2 6.9 12 May 17.8 73.6 average 24%
Kowanyama Airport 34.3 +1.8 36.6 12 Apr 21.6 +0.1 14.1 14 May 249.8 300.4 average 83%
Lake Julius AWS 34.3   42.9 19 Mar 21.3   12.7 14 May 41.6
Mornington Island Airport 31.3   37.3 15 Mar 23.1   16.1 2 May 134.0
Mount Isa Aero 33.1 +1.8 41.4 20 Mar 18.3 +0.3 8.2 25 May 5.2 89.9 v low 6%
Normanton Airport 35.2 +2.0 39.9 20 Mar 22.6 +0.4 14.7 16 May 52.2 174.3 low 30%
Sweers Island 31.0 +0.3 36.0 5 Apr 24.0 -0.1 16.5 13 May 50.5 307.0 v low 16%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.8 +1.8 38.9 6 Apr 19.6 +0.5 9.7 28 Apr 57.6 137.0 average 42%
Hughenden Airport 33.4 +1.9 42.5 20 Mar 18.1 +0.6 6.0 27 Apr 30.2 55.7 average 54%
Richmond Airport 34.2 +1.5 43.2 20 Mar 17.7 +0.4 6.0 15 May 11.6 93.0 low 12%
Richmond Post Office 34.1 +1.9 42.4 20 Mar 18.3 +1.3 6.1 15 May 8.7 97.7 low 9%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.3 +1.2 34.6 9 Mar 22.0 +0.5 16.2 27 Apr 351.2 708.0 low 50%
Cairns Racecourse 30.1   33.7 9 Mar 20.8   13.4 14 May 408.0
Cape Flattery 30.0 +0.2 33.0 3 Mar 24.0 0.0 19.2 2 May 624.4 707.7 average 88%
Cooktown Airport 29.3 +0.2 32.6 16 Mar 22.4 -0.1 15.6 13 May 523.0 602.1 average 87%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.1 +0.9 35.6 6 Mar 24.6 +0.6 21.8 14 Mar
Mareeba Airport 29.2 +1.0 34.1 6 Mar 18.5 -0.2 13.7 13 May 95.6 214.2 low 45%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.5 +0.5 33.4 6 Mar 21.2 +1.3 13.8 27 Apr 341.5 700.0 low 49%
Ingham Composite 30.2 +1.3 35.2 7 Mar 19.9 -0.2 7.4 15 May 360.7 699.9 v low 52%
Innisfail 29.3 +1.1 32.8 16 Mar 21.3 +1.0 15.1 24 May 476.3 1418.4 lowest 34%
Lucinda Point 28.2 +0.4 32.1 7 Mar 23.6 +0.5 18.5 24 May 176.0 300.1 low 59%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.1 +1.0 33.2 6 Mar 20.4 +0.2 13.8 27 Apr 539.0 1269.4 v low 42%
Townsville Aero 31.2 +1.9 35.5 6 Mar 21.3 +0.9 11.4 27 Apr 20.8 286.7 v low 7%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 29.6 +0.8 33.6 10 Mar 21.2 +0.7 11.3 15 May 59.2 211.7 v low 28%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.1 +1.8 36.1 6 Mar 19.3 +0.4 10.0 27 Apr 22.2 240.5 v low 9%
Bowen Airport 30.3 +1.3 33.8 10 Mar 20.4 -0.1 9.4 15 May 18.6 221.8 v low 8%
Collinsville Post Office 31.8 +1.9 37.8 20 Mar 17.2 +0.3 5.4 15 May 75.4 170.0 low 44%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.5 +1.0 32.5 6 Mar 22.9 +0.5 16.0 23 May 134.6 456.7 v low 29%
Mackay Aero 28.8 +1.5 33.1 6 Mar 18.8 -0.2 9.3 27 Apr 144.4 498.7 low 29%
Mackay M.O 27.8 +1.3 33.4 6 Mar 20.0 +0.1 12.9 23 May 198.8 528.0 v low 38%
Proserpine Airport 30.0 +1.6 35.8 6 Mar 18.0 -0.8 4.9 15 May 136.6 389.5 v low 35%
St Lawrence 29.7 +1.0 33.6 6 Mar 17.8 -0.3 7.7 12 May 94.2 197.9 low 48%
Williamson 29.0   33.3 6 Mar 17.5   6.4 12 May 142.6 196.0 average 73%
Woolshed 28.2 +2.5 33.4 6 Mar 17.3 +0.1 5.8 15 May 26.4 240.2 v low 11%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.7 +0.4 31.1 5 Apr     9.6 12 May 158.0 282.8 low 56%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 31.7 +2.0 38.4 6 Mar 18.4 +0.3 9.5 15 May 16.6 121.6 lowest 14%
Moranbah Airport 31.5   39.2 20 Mar 15.8   3.8 15 May 7.2
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 30.5   40.1 20 Mar 16.5   6.1 10 May 110.0
Clermont Airport 31.0   39.3 20 Mar 14.6   1.7 15 May 18.8
Emerald Airport 30.8 +1.3 39.8 20 Mar 16.8 +0.1 5.3 15 May 20.0 109.2 low 18%
Lochington 30.3   39.1 20 Mar 14.4   -0.2 15 May 92.2
Rolleston Airport 29.9   40.7 20 Mar 14.2   3.6 15 May 57.0
Springsure Comet St 29.4 +0.8 38.5 20 Mar 14.8 -0.1 3.4 23 May 79.2 143.8 average 55%
Tambo Post Office 30.3 +1.5 42.0 20 Mar 13.3 +0.5 0.4 15 May 33.4 128.4 low 26%
Taroom Post Office 29.7 +1.4 42.2 20 Mar 13.9 -0.1 2.0 15 May 87.9 139.7 average 63%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 31.1 +1.4 42.2 20 Mar 17.6 +0.9 4.8 15 May 114.9 125.8 average 91%
Blackall Airport 31.0 +0.9 42.6 20 Mar 16.4 +1.1 5.1 21 Apr 65.4 70.5 average 93%
Isisford Post Office     44.6 20 Mar 17.2 +1.4 4.0 15 May 52.0 123.4 average 42%
Longreach Aero 32.4 +1.4 43.3 1 Mar 17.4 +1.2 5.5 23 May 55.8 117.0 average 48%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.0 +1.6 42.3 20 Mar 17.9 +0.1 7.2 24 May 20.2 79.9 low 25%
Carters Bore 32.4   41.5 20 Mar 20.2   9.8 14 May 9.2
New May Downs 32.7   41.1 20 Mar 19.7   10.0 15 May 6.2
The Monument Airport 32.7 +0.8 44.1 20 Mar 17.4 +0.5 5.0 15 May 11.2 48.6 low 23%
Trepell Airport 33.1 +0.8 43.0 20 Mar 17.9 +0.5 4.4 15 May 9.8 49.4 low 20%
Urandangi Aerodrome 33.2   44.9 20 Mar 16.1   5.4 16 May 1.2
Winton Airport 33.8 +1.7 43.4 20 Mar 18.5 +1.5 8.3 27 Apr 4.2 77.8 v low 5%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 31.4 0.0 44.9 3 Mar 16.0 -0.9 6.3 15 May 12.9 48.4 average 27%
Birdsville Airport 30.6 -0.4 46.5 19 Mar 16.0 -0.8 4.9 22 May 9.2 43.3 average 21%
Boulia Airport 32.6 +1.4 44.9 2 Mar 18.8 +1.6 6.8 15 May 2.4 62.6 low 4%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 27.9 +0.8 32.8 5 Mar 17.0 -0.2 7.9 15 May 238.6 240.7 average 99%
Gayndah Airport 28.6 +0.1 37.8 20 Mar 14.8 0.0 2.0 15 May 96.8 116.0 average 83%
Gladstone Airport 28.6 +0.9 33.9 20 Mar 18.6 -0.1 9.4 15 May 147.8 168.6 average 88%
Gladstone Radar 29.1 +1.0 34.4 20 Mar 19.5 +0.1 11.1 14 May 126.6 202.3 average 63%
Lady Elliot Island 27.5 +1.2 32.0 7 Mar 22.1 +0.5 15.1 14 May 172.4 343.6 v low 50%
Monto Township 27.7 +0.5 37.8 20 Mar 13.5 -0.2 -1.8 15 May 108.5 166.3 average 65%
Rockhampton Aero 30.0 +1.6 37.8 20 Mar 18.2 +0.6 7.0 15 May 71.6 192.9 low 37%
Rundle Island 26.0 +0.6 31.2 27 Mar 21.7 +0.2 13.9 14 May
Seventeen Seventy 26.6 +0.4 31.5 20 Mar 19.8 +0.5 11.3 14 May 329.6 359.8 average 92%
Thangool Airport 29.0 -0.2 36.1 20 Mar 13.3 -0.6 0.1 15 May 52.8 136.5 low 39%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 27.1 +0.3 37.9 5 Mar 14.1 +0.2 1.1 15 May 292.4 193.8 high 151%
Archerfield Airport 27.1 +0.7 36.9 5 Mar 16.0 +0.9 5.0 15 May 429.8 279.2 high 154%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.9   36.7 5 Mar 14.1   3.4 15 May 301.8
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.8 +0.5 37.2 19 Mar 15.6 0.0 5.3 15 May 508.6 412.2 high 123%
Brisbane 26.9 +0.1 36.1 5 Mar 17.4 +0.5 8.1 15 May 556.4 250.5 v high 222%
Brisbane Aero 26.0 +0.2 31.2 5 Mar 16.9 +0.6 7.2 15 May 472.8 288.4 high 164%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.9 +0.9 29.6 20 Mar 19.5 +0.6 11.0 14 May 371.4 492.4 average 75%
Coolangatta 26.1 +0.9 33.9 5 Mar 16.9 0.0 7.8 10 May 482.6 487.8 average 99%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.9 +1.2 33.6 5 Mar 19.9 +0.3 11.0 14 May 205.0 438.4 low 47%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.8 +1.1 35.7 5 Mar 18.4 +0.3 10.0 14 May 491.0 356.9 high 138%
Gympie 27.5 +0.4 36.7 20 Mar 14.7 +0.1 2.0 15 May 331.2 299.9 average 110%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.4 +0.8 32.4 8 Mar 17.2 -0.2 6.1 11 May 189.4 296.5 low 64%
Jimna Forestry     34.7 20 Mar 12.6 +0.1 -0.2 15 May 296.2 200.8 high 148%
Kingaroy Airport 25.7 +0.3 37.4 20 Mar 11.9 +0.2 -0.9 15 May 147.8 119.3 average 124%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.6 +0.4 37.5 5 Mar 16.4 +0.6 6.6 15 May 575.7 316.1 v high 182%
Maryborough 28.1 +1.0 33.9 5 Mar 16.1 -0.2 4.2 15 May 258.0 323.2 average 80%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 26.7   36.1 5 Mar 16.5   6.2 15 May 506.7
Rainbow Beach 26.4 +0.6 34.2 5 Mar       343.0 440.3 low 78%
Redcliffe 25.9 +0.3 33.8 5 Mar 17.9 +0.5 9.1 15 May 433.8 309.1 high 140%
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.1 +1.5 36.2 19 Mar 16.6 -0.2 4.7 15 May 351.6 481.9 low 73%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.4 +0.9 35.1 19 Mar 17.8 0.0 8.0 15 May 437.6 525.4 low 83%
University of Queensland Gatton 27.2 +0.4 38.7 5 Mar 14.4 +0.7 3.4 15 May 197.8 174.1 average 114%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.5 +0.6 33.8 20 Mar 9.9 +0.2 -2.3 15 May 179.8 164.1 average 110%
Dalby Airport 27.0 +0.2 40.2 20 Mar 12.3 0.0 -0.5 15 May 109.6 115.6 average 95%
Goondiwindi Airport 26.9 -0.4 41.8 20 Mar 13.4 +0.5 1.9 15 May 158.4 121.1 average 131%
Oakey Aero 25.9 +0.4 38.7 20 Mar 11.9 +0.1 -1.6 15 May 141.4 121.3 average 117%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.0 +0.2 34.2 20 Mar 10.0 +0.4 -1.9 15 May 176.6 154.9 average 114%
Texas Post Office 26.2 -1.1 38.0 20 Mar 12.7 +0.8 0.8 15 May 167.2 130.1 high 129%
Toowoomba Airport 23.2 +0.2 34.0 19 Mar 13.3 +0.2 2.0 14 May 212.2 140.6 high 151%
Warwick 24.7 +0.1 36.0 20 Mar 11.3 +0.3 -1.4 15 May 173.9 132.8 high 131%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 27.8 +0.2 41.4 20 Mar 13.0 0.0 0.4 15 May 0.8 113.7 v low 1%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.5 +1.2 41.7 20 Mar 11.6 -0.4 -1.5 15 May 68.4 136.3 low 50%
Mitchell Post Office 28.6 +1.4 42.1 20 Mar 12.0 +0.2 -1.1 15 May 127.7 128.3 average 100%
Roma Airport 28.6 +0.9 42.9 20 Mar 12.2 -0.3 -1.0 15 May 53.6 124.0 low 43%
St George Airport 27.2 -0.5 42.0 20 Mar 14.0 +0.3 2.0 14 May 146.2 98.9 high 148%
Surat 27.8 0.0 41.9 20 Mar 13.6 +0.3 1.1 15 May 97.2 123.7 average 79%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 28.0 +0.4 43.2 20 Mar 14.3 +0.9 3.5 15 May 131.0 112.6 average 116%
Charleville Aero 29.2 +1.4 43.3 20 Mar 14.2 +0.4 0.4 15 May 43.0 119.6 low 36%
Cunnamulla Post Office 28.8 +1.0 41.9 20 Mar 15.5 +1.3 4.5 14 May 62.0 97.7 average 63%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 29.7 0.0 45.1 19 Mar 16.5 +0.1 5.5 14 May 22.2 46.2 average 48%
Thargomindah Airport 29.5 +0.5 43.5 19 Mar 16.4 +0.2 5.3 15 May 8.4 73.0 low 12%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 26.5 +1.2 30.9 6 Mar 21.4 +0.5 14.6 23 May 238.4 379.6 low 63%
Willis Island 29.0 +0.2 31.7 7 Mar 25.1 +0.4 23.3 23 May 353.2 407.6 average 87%

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 June 2015. 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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