Queensland in summer 2023-24

Rainfall

Temperature


Extremes in summer 2023-24
Hottest day 49.4 °C at Birdsville Airport on 25 Jan 2024
Warmest days on average 40.2 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest days on average 27.7 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 20.8 °C at Applethorpe on 1 Jan 2024
Coldest night 10.5 °C at Applethorpe on 3 Dec 2023
10.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 3 Dec 2023
Coolest nights on average 16.5 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 27.0 °C at Holmes Reef
Warmest night 36.4 °C at Birdsville Airport on 26 Jan 2024
Warmest on average overall 33.5 °C at Birdsville Airport
Coolest on average overall 22.1 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 3324.0 mm at Whyanbeel Valley
Wettest day 714.0 mm at Mossman South Alchera Drive on 18 Dec 2023
Strongest wind gust 169 km/h at Archerfield Airport on 15 Dec 2023

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 summer daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Cunnamulla Post Office 168.0 on 8 Jan 2024 158.0 on 18 Dec 1992 142
Mossman South Alchera Drive 714.0 on 18 Dec 2023 564.4 on 28 Jan 1969 111
Petford 170.4 on 19 Jan 2024 157.0 on 10 Feb 1984 104
Marnhull 158.6 on 30 Jan 2024 103.4 on 28 Dec 1921 93
Whyanbeel Valley 699.8 on 18 Dec 2023 471.6 on 27 Jan 2019 87
Mulgrave Mill 458.0 on 17 Dec 2023 321.0 on 6 Feb 2018 77
Glenroy 190.6 on 30 Jan 2024 94.4 on 1 Dec 2021 67
Westmoreland Station 332.0 on 2 Feb 2024 248.9 on 12 Feb 1967 60
Macalister 169.0 on 30 Jan 2024 138.0 on 16 Jan 2017 53
Wallen 104.0 on 8 Jan 2024 100.0 on 17 Dec 1992 51
Butcher Hill Station 242.0 on 15 Dec 2023 150.0 on 7 Jan 2009 44
Green Hills 147.0 on 11 Jan 2024 130.8 on 4 Jan 2017 39
Traighli 207.0 on 30 Jan 2024 135.0 on 19 Jan 2006 37
White Cliff Point 512.0 on 17 Dec 2023 280.0 on 31 Jan 1994 37
Sweers Island 227.0 on 16 Feb 2024 223.0 on 4 Jan 2021 31
Warwick 87.4 on 30 Jan 2024 85.8 on 1 Dec 2021 31
Point Lookout 181.2 on 2 Jan 2024 149.4 on 26 Feb 2022 28
Russell River 482.0 on 17 Dec 2023 414.0 on 3 Feb 2014 26
Cooktown Airport 339.8 on 16 Dec 2023 240.6 on 19 Jan 2018 25
Mareeba Airport 205.4 on 17 Dec 2023 156.0 on 18 Feb 2001 25
QLD Cotton 138.0 on 29 Jan 2024 88.0 on 10 Dec 2004 24
Trepell Airport 146.8 on 31 Jan 2024 107.2 on 31 Jan 2019 24
Derbyshire Downs 136.0 on 29 Jan 2024 115.0 on 28 Dec 2008 22



Record highest summer total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Whyanbeel Valley 3324.0 2763.1 in 1978 78 1419.5
Walkamin Research Station 1575.6 1270.4 in 1978 59 616.9
Westmoreland Station 1396.9 1144.1 in 2002 56 614.4
Maitland Downs Station 1262.0 1121.0 in 1980 53 610.4
White Cliff Point 2510.6 1825.6 in 2018 34 971.7
Mount Carbine Township 1367.4 1033.8 in 2018 25 625.2
Mareeba Airport 1291.4 1100.4 in 2010 24 574.9
Trepell Airport 740.8 454.6 in 2018 21 230.2

Highest summer total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Trafalgar Station 723.8 753.5 in 1973 358.0
Charleville Aero 434.2 471.5 in 1975* 197.0
Warkon 392.0 416.0 in 1975* 212.9
Laura Post Office 1206.8 1417.4 in 1978* 641.7
Juanita 558.7 692.4 in 1973* 258.1
Kuranda Railway Station 2727.5 3679.7 in 1978* 1042.3
Bingil Bay 2468.6 2727.6 in 1990* 1291.3
Horn Island 1396.6 1537.8 in 2003 1047.8

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




Record highest summer temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Lockhart River Airport 39.8 on 12 Dec 2023 38.5 on 13 Dec 2014 60 31.8
Weipa Aero 39.2 on 4 Dec 2023 38.9 on 8 Dec 2019 32 32.5
Coconut Island 37.9 on 3 Dec 2023 37.5 on 6 Dec 2018 28 32.2
Birdsville Airport 49.4 on 25 Jan 2024 49.3 on 24 Dec 2019 24 39.4
Winton Airport 47.2 on 30 Dec 2023 46.9 on 10 Jan 2013 22 37.9
Century Mine 45.2 on 31 Dec 2023 45.1 on 2 Jan 2014 21 37.2



Record highest summer mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Coolangatta 29.6 = 29.6 in 2016 35 28.1
Rainbow Beach 29.9 29.8 in 2001 31 28.6
Gladstone Airport 32.1 = 32.1 in 2005 30 30.6
Tewantin RSL Park 29.9 29.7 in 2019 27 28.4



Record highest summer daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Rockhampton Aero 27.8 on 29 Jan 2024 27.5 on 12 Jan 1983 85 21.9
Mackay M.O 28.5 on 24 Jan 2024 28.2 on 13 Feb 1992 65 23.4
Double Island Point Lighthouse 27.0 on 28 Jan 2024 = 27.0 on 22 Feb 2004 63 22.2
Gympie 27.2 on 28 Jan 2024 27.0 on 3 Jan 2002 59 19.3
Mitchell Post Office 31.1 on 27 Jan 2024 29.7 on 3 Jan 2014 56 19.4
Applethorpe 23.3 on 27 Jan 2024 23.0 on 4 Jan 2014 55 14.7
Bundaberg Aero 27.2 on 28 Jan 2024 27.0 on 13 Jan 2002 46 21.1
Mackay Aero 28.0 on 24 Jan 2024 27.9 on 5 Jan 2018 38 22.9
Gladstone Airport 27.6 on 27 Jan 2024 27.5 on 23 Jan 2020 31 22.8
Yeppoon The Esplanade 28.4 on 24 Jan 2024 28.0 on 17 Feb 2020 31 23.6
Tewantin RSL Park 27.4 on 28 Jan 2024 26.8 on 3 Jan 2002 29 21.5
Rundle Island 28.3 on 27 Jan 2024 28.1 on 16 Feb 2020 28 24.3
St George Airport 30.7 on 27 Jan 2024 30.5 on 16 Feb 2014 27 21.3
Birdsville Airport 36.4 on 26 Jan 2024 34.6 on 31 Dec 2019 24 25.2
Kingaroy Airport 24.7 on 28 Jan 2024 24.4 on 15 Jan 2017 24 17.4
Mareeba Airport 25.2 on 30 Jan 2024 = 25.2 on 8 Feb 2016 24 21.2
Middle Percy Island 26.9 on 30 Jan 2024 26.6 on 1 Feb 2016 24 23.2
Samuel Hill Aero 27.6 on 24 Jan 2024 27.0 on 26 Dec 2001 24 21.2
Hamilton Island Airport 28.5 on 30 Jan 2024 28.2 on 5 Jan 2022 22 24.7
St Lawrence 28.6 on 30 Jan 2024 27.6 on 7 Jan 2022 20 22.6



Record highest summer mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Palmerville 24.3 24.0 in 2003 111 22.9
Rockhampton Aero 23.6 = 23.6 in 2019 84 21.9
Lady Elliot Island 25.1 25.0 in 2019 83 23.8
Cairns Aero 25.0 24.5 in 2001 81 23.7
Double Island Point Lighthouse 23.8 23.6 in 2016 80 22.2
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 17.0 16.9 in 1997 78 15.2
South Johnstone Exp Stn 24.0 23.7 in 1990 65 22.5
Mackay M.O 24.8 24.5 in 2005 64 23.4
Lockhart River Airport 24.7 = 24.7 in 2019 57 23.8
Walkamin Research Station 21.2 = 21.2 in 2003 55 20.2
Applethorpe 16.5 16.0 in 2016 54 14.7
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.3 26.2 in 2019 54 25.5
Kowanyama Airport 25.5 25.4 in 2019 53 24.4
Archerfield Airport 21.6 21.3 in 2019 47 19.9
Bundaberg Aero 22.6 = 22.6 in 1997 44 21.1
Mackay Aero 23.9 23.8 in 2018 37 22.9
Proserpine Airport 23.6 23.4 in 1997 33 22.4
Weipa Aero 25.2 24.8 in 2018 31 24.2
Gladstone Airport 23.9 23.8 in 1997 30 22.8
Gold Coast Seaway 22.4 22.0 in 2005 30 21.4
Brisbane Aero 22.4 22.2 in 2016 29 20.9
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.2 = 22.2 in 1997 29 20.8
Warwick 18.3 18.1 in 2019 28 16.7
Yeppoon The Esplanade 25.1 24.6 in 2019 28 23.6
Tewantin RSL Park 22.8 22.7 in 1997 27 21.5
Toowoomba Airport 18.6 = 18.6 in 2005 27 17.3
Miles Constance Street 21.4 = 21.4 in 2016 26 19.8
Woolshed 21.6 21.4 in 2001 25 20.7
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.2 20.5 in 2005 24 19.4
Brisbane 22.5 22.3 in 2016 24 21.2
Hervey Bay Airport 23.2 23.1 in 2005 24 21.6
Point Lookout 23.1 = 23.1 in 2016 24 22.2
Cooktown Airport 25.0 24.8 in 2003 23 24.4
Mareeba Airport 22.3 21.8 in 2003 23 21.2
Samuel Hill Aero 22.7 22.1 in 2018 23 21.2
Kingaroy Airport 18.9 18.5 in 2019 22 17.4
Coen Airport 24.5 24.2 in 2003 21 23.8
Hamilton Island Airport 25.8 25.4 in 2005 21 24.7
Cape Flattery 25.6 25.2 in 2003 20 24.8
Gayndah Airport 21.5 = 21.5 in 2019 20 20.2

Highest summer mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Amberley AMO 20.7 20.9 in 1979 19.2
Coolangatta 21.8 22.0 in 1997 20.6
Maryborough 22.0 22.5 in 1997 20.3
University of Queensland Gatton 20.4 20.5 in 1997* 18.7
Ayr DPI Research Stn 23.8 23.9 in 2001 22.6
Willis Island 26.7 26.9 in 2001* 25.7

* 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
Cairns Aero 28.6 = 28.6 in 2001 81 27.5
Mackay M.O 28.3 = 28.3 in 2005 64 26.7
Coolangatta 25.7 25.6 in 2016 35 24.3
Gladstone Airport 28.0 27.9 in 2005 30 26.7
Brisbane Aero 26.1 26.0 in 2005 29 24.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 25.9 25.8 in 2016 29 24.8
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.8 27.6 in 2005 28 26.4
Tewantin RSL Park 26.3 26.0 in 2019 27 25.0
Brisbane 26.8 = 26.8 in 2016 24 25.6
Cape Flattery 29.1 28.9 in 2019 20 28.5

Highest summer mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Samuel Hill Aero 26.9 27.1 in 2001 25.9



Summary statistics for summer 2023-24
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2023-24
Diff
from
average
Highest for
summer
2023-24
Mean for
summer
2023-24
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
summer
2023-24
Total for
summer
2023-24
Average
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2023-24
Fraction of
summer
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.8 +0.6 37.9 3 Dec 2023 26.6 +0.6 24.0 20 Dec 2023 577.6 682.9 low 85%
Coen Airport 33.5 +0.3 39.4 1 Dec 2023 24.5 +0.7 23.1 8 Dec 2023 981.0 748.8 high 131%
Horn Island 31.6 +0.5 34.0 12 Dec 2023 26.2 +0.8 23.9 19 Jan 2024 1396.6 1047.8 high 133%
Scherger RAAF 32.9 -0.2 39.3 4 Dec 2023 25.0 +0.9 23.0 25 Dec 2023 1337.2 1160.8 average 115%
Weipa Aero 32.7 +0.2 39.2 4 Dec 2023 25.2 +1.0 23.2 25 Dec 2023 1389.2 1314.6 average 106%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 33.1 +1.3 39.8 12 Dec 2023 24.7 +0.9 22.3 2 Dec 2023 832.0 992.7 average 84%
Palmerville 33.8 0.0 39.9 4 Dec 2023 24.3 +1.4 18.3 7 Dec 2023 1153.8 683.1 v high 169%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.0 0.0 43.4 12 Dec 2023 26.0 +0.8 23.2 3 Dec 2023 862.2 563.6 high 153%
Century Mine 36.6 -0.6 45.2 31 Dec 2023 25.1 +0.2 21.4 8 Dec 2023 584.8 397.9 high 147%
Cloncurry Airport 37.1 -0.2 46.2 30 Dec 2023 25.1 +0.3 17.8 27 Dec 2023 440.6 338.9 high 130%
Julia Creek Airport 37.8 -0.4 45.3 30 Dec 2023 24.2 +0.5 16.8 28 Dec 2023 347.2 296.0 average 117%
Kowanyama Airport 34.2 +0.7 38.5 3 Jan 2024 25.5 +1.1 22.6 10 Feb 2024 1021.8 886.5 high 115%
Lake Julius AWS 37.0   45.0 30 Dec 2023 25.5   20.2 27 Dec 2023 403.8 346.8 high 116%
Mornington Island Airport 32.8 +0.3 36.2 26 Dec 2023 26.6 +0.2 22.2 3 Jan 2024 967.2 809.1 high 120%
Mount Isa Aero 37.0 +0.5 45.4 30 Dec 2023 23.8 +0.4 15.1 28 Dec 2023 334.0 284.9 average 117%
Normanton Airport 34.6 -0.1 41.3 12 Dec 2023 26.1 +0.6 21.3 6 Dec 2023 719.8 583.5 high 123%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.9 -0.7 38.2 2 Dec 2023 23.9 +0.6 19.5 7 Dec 2023 1002.0 615.9 high 163%
Hughenden Airport 36.0 -0.1 42.2 24 Dec 2023 23.9 +0.6 19.7 28 Dec 2023 307.8 277.6 average 111%
Richmond Airport 37.3 +0.1 44.7 30 Dec 2023 23.8 +0.5 16.7 27 Dec 2023 340.4 285.9 high 119%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 32.3 +0.9 36.8 30 Jan 2024 25.0 +1.3 22.2 9 Dec 2023 1282.2 1024.8 high 125%
Cairns Racecourse 32.1 0.0 37.4 30 Jan 2024 24.7 +1.2 19.8 10 Dec 2023 1735.2
Cape Flattery 32.4 +0.2 34.7 9 Jan 2024 25.6 +0.8 23.4 16 Dec 2023 1017.2 679.3 v high 150%
Cooktown Airport 32.5 +0.4 36.3 30 Jan 2024 25.0 +0.6 22.7 1 Dec 2023 1415.4 839.8 v high 169%
Low Isles Lighthouse 32.0 -0.1 36.1 3 Dec 2023 26.3 +0.8 22.8 18 Dec 2023
Mareeba Airport 31.2 -0.2 36.7 1 Dec 2023 22.3 +1.1 18.4 7 Dec 2023 1291.4 574.9 highest 225%
Walkamin Research Station 29.9 -0.1 35.6 1 Dec 2023 21.2 +1.0 17.9 18 Dec 2023 1575.6 616.9 highest 255%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cowley Beach (Defence) 31.5   34.4 29 Jan 2024 24.4   20.1 18 Dec 2023 1910.6
Innisfail Aerodrome 31.7   36.8 30 Jan 2024 23.6   19.5 7 Dec 2023 2098.2
Mount Stuart (Defence) 32.3   37.1 3 Dec 2023 24.0   20.8 25 Feb 2024 708.2
South Johnstone Exp Stn 31.4 +0.3 36.8 30 Jan 2024 24.0 +1.5 20.3 18 Dec 2023 2218.8 1372.1 v high 162%
Townsville Aero 31.9 +0.5 35.1 11 Dec 2023 25.0 +0.8 21.5 9 Dec 2023 678.6 697.6 average 97%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 31.9   38.3 1 Dec 2023 22.8   19.7 10 Dec 2023 82.8
East Central Coast (district 33)
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.2 +0.4 35.0 29 Jan 2024 23.8 +1.2 20.0 7 Dec 2023 624.8 553.3 average 113%
Bowen Airport AWS 32.2   36.3 22 Jan 2024 24.8   22.1 7 Dec 2023 279.2
Collinsville Post Office 33.9 +0.4 38.5 2 Dec 2023 23.0 +1.2 18.5 10 Dec 2023 396.1 383.0 average 103%
Hamilton Island Airport 30.3 +0.5 34.0 29 Jan 2024 25.8 +1.1 22.6 25 Feb 2024 456.0 693.7 low 66%
Mackay Aero 31.4 +0.9 34.4 29 Jan 2024 23.9 +1.0 20.0 20 Dec 2023 709.8 766.3 average 93%
Mackay M.O 31.8 +1.7 36.6 29 Jan 2024 24.8 +1.4 21.3 26 Dec 2023 624.0 770.4 average 81%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 31.2   34.4 28 Jan 2024 23.9   20.2 7 Dec 2023 709.0
Proserpine Airport 32.1 +0.5 37.4 3 Dec 2023 23.6 +1.2 20.3 7 Dec 2023 405.8 821.4 low 49%
Samuel Hill Aero 31.1 +0.5 34.6 29 Jan 2024 22.7 +1.5 17.5 7 Dec 2023 473.2 608.6 average 78%
St Lawrence 32.2 +0.4 35.7 23 Jan 2024 24.0 +1.4 20.5 7 Dec 2023 316.2 467.0 low 68%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 33.0   38.4 10 Jan 2024 22.6   18.1 8 Dec 2023 478.0
Williamson 31.9 +0.5 35.2 22 Jan 2024 23.7 +1.2 19.4 7 Dec 2023 394.8 422.0 average 94%
Woolshed 28.9 +0.1 33.2 3 Dec 2023 21.6 +0.9 17.2 9 Dec 2023 311.4 655.0 low 48%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 30.5 +1.3 36.5 30 Dec 2023 25.1 +1.5 21.0 22 Dec 2023 262.8 400.2 low 66%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Moranbah Airport 33.8 -0.7 38.1 29 Jan 2024 22.0 +0.9 18.8 9 Dec 2023 319.0 256.7 high 124%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 34.1 -0.6 38.3 22 Jan 2024 22.3 +0.8 19.1 27 Dec 2023 306.8 233.9 average 131%
Clermont Airport 34.3 +0.2 38.8 29 Dec 2023 22.1 +1.0 18.3 14 Dec 2023 193.8 236.5 average 82%
Emerald Airport 34.5 +0.2 41.0 22 Jan 2024 22.4 +0.5 18.1 8 Dec 2023 230.4 251.0 average 92%
Lochington 34.3 -0.4 39.1 30 Dec 2023 22.0 +0.8 17.6 8 Dec 2023
Rolleston Airport 34.4 +0.2 40.1 22 Jan 2024 22.1 +1.3 17.8 8 Dec 2023 375.0 292.1 average 128%
Tambo Post Office 35.5 +0.9 41.5 23 Jan 2024 21.0 +1.1 10.9 27 Dec 2023 153.0 224.4 low 68%
Taroom Post Office 34.9 +1.4 39.7 17 Dec 2023 22.1 +1.8 18.2 11 Dec 2023 299.0 274.4 average 109%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 36.5 +1.1 42.3 30 Dec 2023 24.3 +1.5 17.8 27 Dec 2023 177.8 225.3 average 79%
Blackall Airport 36.9 +0.9 44.9 30 Dec 2023 23.1 +0.6 13.7 27 Dec 2023 254.0 237.3 average 107%
Isisford Post Office 37.4 +0.8 46.0 30 Dec 2023 24.4 +1.9 16.3 27 Dec 2023 176.6 193.2 average 91%
Longreach Aero 38.8 +1.9 46.5 30 Dec 2023 24.0 +1.2 15.0 27 Dec 2023 120.0 206.2 low 58%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.1 -0.2 45.0 30 Dec 2023 24.7 +0.7 18.7 23 Dec 2023 389.0 255.8 high 152%
Carters Bore 36.7   45.1 30 Dec 2023 24.5   20.1 1 Jan 2024 365.6 247.2 high 148%
New May Downs 36.4 -0.7 44.0 30 Dec 2023 24.4 -0.3 20.8 22 Feb 2024 300.2 249.2 average 120%
The Monument Airport 38.0 +0.3 46.0 29 Dec 2023 24.6 +0.6 17.2 26 Dec 2023 193.0 192.3 average 100%
Trepell Airport 37.1 -0.8 46.7 30 Dec 2023     16.2 27 Dec 2023 740.8 230.2 highest 322%
Urandangi Aerodrome 38.6 -0.4 46.3 29 Dec 2023 24.6 +0.4 16.4 26 Dec 2023 194.4 168.8 average 115%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 40.0 +1.1 46.7 24 Jan 2024 26.3 +2.0 19.1 26 Dec 2023 141.1 83.4 high 169%
Birdsville Airport 40.2 +0.8 49.4 25 Jan 2024 26.8 +1.6 16.3 26 Dec 2023 79.4 53.7 high 148%
Windorah Airport 38.7   46.2 24 Jan 2024 26.1   17.4 26 Dec 2023 169.6
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 31.5 +1.4 33.9 29 Jan 2024 22.6 +1.5 19.2 7 Dec 2023 387.8 442.2 average 88%
Gayndah Airport 33.8 +0.8 39.7 16 Dec 2023 21.5 +1.3 17.5 14 Dec 2023 252.8 247.7 average 102%
Gladstone Airport 32.1 +1.5 35.3 29 Dec 2023 23.9 +1.1 20.3 14 Dec 2023 244.0 398.2 low 61%
Gladstone Radar 33.1 +1.9 36.3 19 Jan 2024 23.7 +1.4 20.3 22 Dec 2023 257.2 407.4 average 63%
Lady Elliot Island 30.6 +1.5 33.4 29 Jan 2024 25.1 +1.3 20.2 25 Dec 2023 222.2 364.8 low 61%
Monto Township 33.0 +1.1 37.9 22 Jan 2024     15.0 14 Dec 2023 329.0 312.6 average 105%
Rockhampton Aero 33.2 +1.3 36.9 2 Dec 2023 23.6 +1.7 20.2 31 Dec 2023 348.6 377.7 average 92%
Rundle Island 28.5 +0.5 31.6 29 Jan 2024 25.3 +1.0 20.5 31 Dec 2023
Seventeen Seventy 31.1 +1.9 33.2 7 Feb 2024 23.3 +0.6 17.6 3 Jan 2024 358.5 453.8 average 79%
Thangool Airport 34.1 +0.8 38.7 4 Dec 2023 20.6 +1.3 14.9 7 Dec 2023 321.4 281.3 average 114%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 32.0 +1.1 38.7 22 Jan 2024 20.7 +1.5 15.6 23 Dec 2023 436.4 362.1 high 121%
Archerfield Airport 31.4 +1.4 37.7 22 Jan 2024 21.6 +1.7 17.5 23 Dec 2023 570.0 417.3 high 137%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 31.7 +0.8 37.9 22 Jan 2024 20.5 +1.7 15.2 23 Dec 2023 580.4 372.2 v high 156%
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.5 +0.6 37.7 29 Dec 2023 21.2 +1.8 17.0 23 Dec 2023 950.0 576.9 high 165%
Brisbane 31.0 +1.0 38.3 29 Dec 2023 22.5 +1.3 19.0 23 Dec 2023 695.2 437.6 high 159%
Brisbane Aero 29.8 +1.0 34.0 29 Dec 2023 22.4 +1.5 18.0 23 Dec 2023 569.0 414.8 high 137%
Canungra (Defence) 30.5   36.8 22 Jan 2024 19.2   13.9 23 Dec 2023
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 28.7 +2.0 31.1 5 Feb 2024 23.1 +1.4 18.9 25 Dec 2023 592.2 430.3 high 138%
Coolangatta 29.6 +1.5 36.4 28 Dec 2023 21.8 +1.2 18.2 12 Dec 2023 525.4 518.3 average 101%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 29.8 +2.1 34.5 24 Feb 2024 23.8 +1.6 19.1 27 Dec 2023 376.6 446.0 average 84%
Gold Coast Seaway 29.3 +0.8 35.3 28 Dec 2023 22.4 +1.0 17.6 23 Dec 2023 530.2 464.5 high 114%
Greenbank (Defence) 31.9   38.5 22 Jan 2024 20.2   15.0 23 Dec 2023 560.8
Hervey Bay Airport 30.9 +1.0 33.5 6 Feb 2024 23.2 +1.6 18.7 7 Dec 2023 378.8 386.3 average 98%
Kingaroy Airport 30.9 +0.6 37.3 22 Jan 2024 18.9 +1.5 14.3 13 Dec 2023 306.6 264.4 average 116%
Maryborough 31.4 +0.8 35.5 22 Jan 2024 22.0 +1.7 17.3 7 Dec 2023 457.6 461.4 average 99%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 30.1 +1.0 36.1 29 Dec 2023 21.4 +1.2 17.2 23 Dec 2023
Point Lookout 30.1 +1.0 35.1 17 Dec 2023 23.1 +0.9 18.5 2 Jan 2024 735.8 436.1 high 169%
Rainbow Beach 29.9 +1.3 34.7 27 Jan 2024 23.0 +1.4 17.8 7 Dec 2023 717.2 491.7 high 146%
Redcliffe 29.8 +1.0 34.6 27 Jan 2024 22.9 +1.2 18.8 25 Dec 2023 570.6 419.0 high 136%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 29.3   33.6 29 Dec 2023 21.6   17.0 23 Dec 2023 431.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 29.7 +0.9 34.0 1 Dec 2023 22.2 +1.4 17.6 14 Dec 2023 877.8 528.3 high 166%
Tewantin RSL Park 29.9 +1.5 35.1 28 Dec 2023 22.8 +1.3 19.2 31 Dec 2023 811.0 525.6 high 154%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 30.7   36.3 29 Dec 2023 22.2   17.4 14 Dec 2023 669.2
University of Queensland Gatton 31.8 +0.5 38.4 22 Jan 2024 20.4 +1.7 15.7 12 Dec 2023 402.6 306.0 high 132%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 27.7 +1.6 34.6 22 Jan 2024 16.5 +1.8 10.5 3 Dec 2023 242.4 276.9 average 88%
Dalby Airport 33.1 +1.1 39.2 17 Dec 2023 19.6 +1.4 15.5 3 Dec 2023 275.4 242.0 average 114%
Goondiwindi Airport 35.0   40.3 18 Dec 2023 21.2   16.3 1 Dec 2023 239.0
Oakey Aero 32.0 +1.5 39.7 22 Jan 2024 18.9 +1.5 13.9 3 Dec 2023 176.4 249.0 low 71%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 28.5 +1.5 36.5 22 Jan 2024 17.0 +1.8 10.5 3 Dec 2023 234.1 277.2 average 84%
Texas Post Office 34.9 +1.7 41.1 7 Dec 2023 20.2 +2.0 14.3 1 Dec 2023 310.2 244.7 high 127%
Toowoomba Airport 28.6 +0.7 36.0 22 Jan 2024 18.6 +1.3 14.8 23 Dec 2023 342.6 302.7 high 113%
Warwick 31.4 +1.5 38.6 17 Dec 2023 18.3 +1.6 12.9 3 Dec 2023 323.8 260.4 high 124%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 34.5 +1.2 41.3 22 Jan 2024 21.4 +1.6 16.7 4 Dec 2023 166.8 226.3 low 74%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 33.5 +0.3 40.2 23 Jan 2024 20.4 +1.4 15.4 28 Dec 2023 363.6 261.7 high 139%
Mitchell Post Office 35.6 +1.9 43.0 23 Jan 2024 21.3 +1.9 13.6 28 Dec 2023 278.2 224.4 high 124%
Roma Airport 35.2 +1.4 40.8 22 Jan 2024 21.3 +1.2 16.0 28 Dec 2023 168.4 226.2 average 74%
St George Airport 35.6 +1.2 44.0 22 Jan 2024 22.7 +1.4 15.3 27 Dec 2023 229.0 175.2 high 131%
Surat 35.0 +1.1 42.3 22 Jan 2024 22.1 +1.9 11.5 27 Dec 2023 187.0 216.0 average 87%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 35.8 +1.1 42.4 30 Dec 2023 22.9 +1.6 14.6 27 Dec 2023 434.2 197.0 v high 220%
Cunnamulla Post Office 37.5 +2.0 42.5 7 Dec 2023 24.1 +2.4 16.4 26 Dec 2023 302.8 137.1 v high 221%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 39.1 +0.6 46.3 25 Jan 2024 25.6 +0.8 18.0 26 Dec 2023 130.2 61.0 high 213%
Thargomindah Airport 38.5 +1.0 44.6 26 Jan 2024 25.7 +1.1 17.0 2 Dec 2023 219.0 104.6 high 209%
Offshore Islands
Bougainville Reef 29.7   34.1 9 Jan 2024 26.7   24.0 18 Feb 2024
Cato Island 28.7   32.0 29 Jan 2024 25.7   22.8 28 Dec 2023
Creal Reef 28.5   30.4 30 Jan 2024 26.5   22.5 1 Jan 2024
Flinders Reef 29.6 +0.4 33.7 3 Feb 2024 26.7 +0.5 23.7 11 Dec 2023
Frederick Reef 28.5   32.3 29 Jan 2024 26.2   23.5 20 Dec 2023
Gannet Cay 28.4   31.5 30 Jan 2024 26.2   23.0 28 Dec 2023
Holmes Reef 29.7   33.0 15 Feb 2024 27.0   23.5 12 Dec 2023
Lihou Reef Lighthouse 29.2   32.1 28 Dec 2023 26.7   22.9 12 Dec 2023
Marion Reef 29.0   33.6 2 Jan 2024 26.7   23.8 11 Dec 2023
Middle Percy Island 29.2 +0.8 31.5 30 Jan 2024 24.2 +1.0 20.1 31 Dec 2023 414.0 471.6 average 88%
Willis Island 31.1 +0.5 32.5 27 Feb 2024 26.7 +1.0 23.6 11 Dec 2023 445.6 505.6 average 88%

Notes

The Seasonal climate summary, usually published in the first week of the following 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.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Friday 1 March 2024. 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.

Information about Australian Indigenous seasonal calendars is available at the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website.


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