Queensland in spring 2022: Warm in the north, cool in the south; generally wet

Spring rainfall was above average or very much above average across almost all of the state. Overall it was the ninth-wettest spring on record since 1900. Temperatures were very much above average in the tropics, with parts of the Cape York Peninsula having their highest spring mean maximum temperature on record. In contrast, southern regions had below average mean maximum temperatures and near-average mean minimum temperatures.

Ninth-wettest spring

  • Spring rainfall for Queensland was 98.5% above the 1961-1990 average for the state as a whole.
  • Rainfall was above average or very much above average for most of Queensland; it was the ninth-wettest spring on record and the wettest since 2010.
  • There were many days of heavy rainfall throughout the season with many locations reporting their highest spring daily rainfall on record.
  • Much of Queensland had more than double the average spring rainfall total and many sites had their highest total spring rainfall on record or their highest total spring rainfall for at least 20 years.
  • Despite rainfall being above average for most parts of the state, rainfall was below average for the season in a pocket on the North Tropical Coast between Ingham and Cairns.

Warmer days and nights in the north

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Extremes in spring 2022
Hottest day 43.9 °C at Julia Creek Airport on 30 Oct
Warmest days on average 37.3 °C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest days on average 20.0 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 12.9 °C at Cunnamulla Post Office on 2 Sep
Coldest night -1.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 13 Sep
Coolest nights on average 8.7 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.4 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 29.7 °C at Bedourie on 31 Oct
Warmest on average overall 30.6 °C at Coconut Island
30.6 °C at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest on average overall 14.3 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 700.0 mm at Springbrook Road
Wettest day 348.0 mm at Wunburra on 23 Sep
Strongest wind gust 131 km/h at The Monument Airport on 31 Oct

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Record highest spring daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Jambin Post Office 82.0 on 29 Nov 80.5 on 15 Nov 1934 96
Whyanbeel Valley 240.0 on 5 Nov 236.2 on 23 Nov 1989 85
Bargara 150.0 on 21 Oct 141.0 on 28 Oct 1999 82
Rewan Station 132.0 on 19 Oct 121.9 on 11 Nov 1970 82
Numinbah State Farm 310.0 on 23 Oct 183.9 on 28 Oct 1972 80
Cardbeign 142.6 on 19 Oct 83.4 on 4 Nov 1978 70
Wunburra 348.0 on 23 Sep 162.0 on 19 Oct 2004 67
Mountain View 80.0 on 19 Oct 75.2 on 17 Nov 1974 50
Springbrook Road 285.0 on 23 Sep 164.0 on 19 Oct 2004 42
Emerald Airport 135.6 on 19 Oct 72.8 on 25 Oct 1998 31
Rainbow Beach 264.2 on 22 Oct 141.8 on 13 Oct 2018 31
Springfield 73.0 on 9 Sep 67.6 on 18 Nov 1995 30
Gladstone Airport 117.2 on 20 Oct 104.0 on 31 Oct 2000 29
Miles Constance Street 78.4 on 22 Oct 78.0 on 8 Nov 2021 26
Julia Creek Airport 57.6 on 28 Nov 41.4 on 22 Nov 2013 22
Century Mine 91.4 on 5 Oct 66.0 on 23 Nov 2017 20



Record highest spring total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
South Comongin 267.5 222.9 in 1950 131 65.9
Whynot Station 275.0 255.0 in 2010 89 59.5
Cardbeign 367.8 340.5 in 2010 70 138.5
Whyenbah 367.2 331.2 in 2011 66 108.5
Trinidad 261.1 246.0 in 2010 53 65.8
Gatton Vale 395.0 320.2 in 2010 51 99.7
Coolmunda Dam 265.5 256.8 in 2021 46 153.6
Cloncurry Airport 204.8 203.0 in 2000 28 61.9
The Deep Crossing 284.2 277.4 in 2010 27 154.0
Thargomindah Airport 220.4 195.9 in 2010 24 62.1
Julia Creek Airport 167.8 123.2 in 2010 22 49.6

Highest spring total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
Pacific Heights 452.6 528.3 in 1917* 171.0
Strathmore 304.4 397.5 in 1933* 88.0
Cunnamulla Post Office 239.8 279.5 in 1950 74.9
Spring Creek Station 380.6 411.5 in 1950 143.6
Surat 306.1 386.6 in 1954 133.7
Mungallala 277.8 399.6 in 1950* 117.6
Wunburra 653.7 821.4 in 1961* 295.7
Leslie Dam 304.8 320.1 in 1976* 170.0
Warkon 243.2 280.0 in 1983 132.2
Thangool Airport 289.4 295.2 in 1984* 159.3
Hungerford (Paroo River) 220.0 235.6 in 1985* 62.3
Cloncurry McIllwraith St 184.0 185.7 in 1989* 53.7
Glen Harding 251.5 279.0 in 1998* 90.7
Mount Larcom Post Office 360.4 419.2 in 2000 155.6
Townsville Aero 356.0 391.0 in 2000 95.1
Wallen 204.5 233.1 in 2000 81.1
Hillgrove Station 174.2 257.1 in 2000* 63.9
Dalmally 270.3 286.0 in 2000* 138.4
Juanita 260.2 437.9 in 1998* 123.4
Proserpine Airport 269.6 373.4 in 2000* 127.9

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




Record highest spring temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Weipa Aero 40.1 on 29 Oct 39.3 on 31 Oct 2021 31 35.3
Coconut Island 37.8 on 20 Nov 36.7 on 29 Nov 2011 26 32.3



Record lowest spring daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Cunnamulla Post Office 12.9 on 2 Sep 13.3 on 4 Sep 1958 66 29.5
Weipa Aero 26.7 on 30 Nov 27.9 on 9 Oct 1996 31 35.3
Thargomindah Airport 13.6 on 2 Sep 15.0 on 19 Sep 2010 24 31.2
Julia Creek Airport 21.0 on 28 Sep 22.0 on 2 Sep 2021 22 36.9



Record highest spring mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Willis Island 30.0 29.8 in 1971 92 28.7
Cairns Aero 31.5 31.2 in 2021 79 29.5
Lockhart River Airport 31.8 31.5 in 2021 57 30.5
Kowanyama Airport 37.3 37.2 in 2021 52 35.8
Weipa Aero 36.3 = 36.3 in 2016 29 35.3
Horn Island 32.7 32.1 in 2002 27 31.1
Coconut Island 34.7 34.2 in 2018 24 32.3
Cooktown Airport 32.0 31.3 in 2021 22 30.4
Burketown Airport 36.4 36.0 in 2021 20 35.3

Highest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
Palmerville 36.9 37.1 in 1901* 35.1
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.2 =30.2 in 1976* 28.9

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




Lowest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Gympie 26.0 25.9 in 1974* 28.2
Gold Coast Seaway 24.7 23.9 in 1999 25.4

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




Record highest spring daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Alva Beach 27.6 on 1 Nov 27.4 on 26 Nov 2018 26 21.5
Rundle Island 25.9 on 28 Nov 25.4 on 30 Nov 2015 26 21.0



Record highest spring mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Willis Island 25.5 25.0 in 2021 92 23.7
Townsville Aero 22.3 22.1 in 1998 81 20.4
Cairns Aero 22.6 22.5 in 2010 79 20.6
Ayr DPI Research Stn 20.2 = 20.2 in 2010 63 18.0
Low Isles Lighthouse 24.6 24.2 in 1998 54 23.2
Kowanyama Airport 24.0 = 24.0 in 2016 50 21.8
Weipa Aero 23.5 23.4 in 2010 29 21.8
Alva Beach 22.7 22.5 in 2005 25 21.5
Coconut Island 26.4 25.9 in 2021 24 24.8
Woolshed 18.6 18.5 in 1998 24 17.4
Normanton Airport 24.4 24.0 in 2016 21 23.0
Hamilton Island Airport 22.6 22.5 in 2021 20 21.8

Highest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
Palmerville 21.1 21.6 in 1920* 19.1
Cardwell Marine Pde 21.8 22.0 in 1998 18.9

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




Record lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
St George Airport 13.1 = 13.1 in 2001 25 14.5

Lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Cunnamulla Post Office 14.2 13.6 in 1992* 14.6
Toowoomba Airport 11.8 11.7 in 1996 12.8
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 18.0 =18.0 in 1999 17.8
Texas Post Office 11.1 =11.1 in 2001 11.6

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




Record highest spring mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Palmerville 29.0 28.8 in 1988 113 27.1
Willis Island 27.7 27.4 in 2021 92 26.2
Townsville Aero 26.5 26.3 in 2016 81 24.9
Cairns Aero 27.1 26.6 in 2021 79 25.0
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.6 25.0 in 2010 64 23.8
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.4 25.3 in 2016 63 23.9
Lockhart River Airport 27.9 27.7 in 2008 56 26.2
Walkamin Research Station 24.3 24.0 in 1998 54 22.9
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.9 27.7 in 2008 53 26.8
Kowanyama Airport 30.6 30.5 in 2016 49 28.8
Proserpine Airport 24.7 = 24.7 in 2018 32 23.7
Weipa Aero 29.9 29.7 in 2016 29 28.6
Horn Island 29.3 28.9 in 2010 27 28.0
Coconut Island 30.6 29.8 in 2016 24 28.5
Woolshed 23.2 = 23.2 in 2016 24 22.3
Cooktown Airport 27.9 27.3 in 2021 22 26.4
Mareeba Airport 25.3 24.7 in 2021 22 23.9
Normanton Airport 30.5 = 30.5 in 2020 21 29.6
Burketown Airport 29.6 29.3 in 2021 20 28.4
Coen Airport 28.2 27.8 in 2021 20 26.9



Record lowest spring mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Dalby Airport 18.4 18.8 in 1992 30 20.3
Roma Airport 19.3 19.8 in 2010 30 21.5
Toowoomba Airport 16.9 17.1 in 2010 26 18.6
Miles Constance Street 19.5 20.0 in 2010 25 21.5
St George Airport 19.3 19.8 in 2010 25 22.0
Brisbane 21.0 = 21.0 in 2010 22 21.7
Kingaroy Airport 17.8 18.4 in 2010 21 19.4

Lowest spring mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Gympie 20.0 19.3 in 1974* 20.9
Surat 19.3 19.1 in 1978* 21.3
Oakey Aero 17.5 17.4 in 1985 18.9
Texas Post Office 18.1 18.0 in 1986* 19.7
Thangool Airport 20.5 20.3 in 1992 21.8
Cunnamulla Post Office 20.6 =20.6 in 1992* 22.0
University of Queensland Gatton 19.8 19.7 in 1992* 20.5
Applethorpe 14.3 14.1 in 1992* 15.3
Warwick 17.1 16.7 in 1996* 18.2
Amberley AMO 19.8 19.5 in 1999 20.4
Gold Coast Seaway 20.6 20.5 in 1999 21.2
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.8 21.5 in 1999* 21.5

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




Summary statistics for spring 2022
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2022
Diff
from
average
Highest for
spring
2022
Mean for
spring
2022
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
spring
2022
Total for
spring
2022
Average
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2022
Fraction of
spring
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 34.7 +2.4 37.8 20 Nov 26.4 +1.6 24.5 21 Nov 87.6 77.1 average 114%
Coen Airport 34.1 +0.7 39.8 2 Nov 22.2 +1.7 16.6 17 Sep 125.6 44.5 v high 282%
Horn Island 32.7 +1.6 34.6 5 Nov 25.9 +1.1 22.4 28 Oct 133.2 61.4 high 217%
Scherger RAAF 36.3 +0.8 40.1 29 Oct 23.1 +1.3 19.8 7 Sep 300.6 123.8 high 243%
Weipa Aero 36.3 +1.0 40.1 29 Oct 23.5 +1.7 19.8 21 Sep 159.2 117.8 high 135%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 31.8 +1.3 36.5 2 Nov 24.0 +2.0 19.4 27 Oct 304.6 105.4 v high 289%
Palmerville 36.9 +1.8 39.7 16 Nov 21.1 +2.0 15.7 1 Sep 157.8 90.2 high 175%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.4 +1.1 42.2 29 Oct 22.9 +1.4 13.6 6 Sep 119.8 57.3 high 209%
Century Mine 36.0 -1.4 42.0 31 Oct 22.1 +1.3 11.8 5 Sep 173.4 73.2 v high 237%
Cloncurry Airport 34.5 -1.3 42.4 31 Oct 20.5 +0.4 11.1 5 Sep 204.8 61.9 highest 331%
Julia Creek Airport 36.0 -0.9 43.9 30 Oct 19.3 +1.0 7.9 5 Sep 167.8 49.6 highest 338%
Kowanyama Airport 37.3 +1.5 40.8 27 Oct 24.0 +2.2 17.3 5 Sep 150.2 74.5 high 202%
Lake Julius AWS 34.8   41.7 19 Nov 21.0   12.3 6 Sep 111.4 79.3 high 140%
Mornington Island Airport 32.9   37.2 29 Oct 24.9   16.7 6 Sep 115.2
Mount Isa Aero 34.2 -0.1 41.2 31 Oct 18.6 +0.5 6.8 5 Sep 159.2 66.7 v high 239%
Normanton Airport 36.6 +0.4 41.9 29 Oct 24.4 +1.4 15.7 5 Sep 13.4 53.5 low 25%
Sweers Island 31.9 +0.3 36.4 17 Nov 25.5 +0.9 19.2 4 Sep 97.0 84.3 average 115%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 36.1 +0.5 40.8 30 Oct 21.7 +1.6 13.3 4 Sep
Hughenden Airport 33.8 -1.0 40.5 19 Nov 18.9 +0.2 9.4 4 Sep 145.2 71.1 high 204%
Richmond Airport 35.1 -0.9 42.1 31 Oct 18.9 +0.4 8.6 4 Sep 153.4 62.5 high 245%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 31.5 +2.0 36.5 22 Nov 22.6 +2.0 16.4 5 Sep 150.6 171.5 average 88%
Cairns Racecourse 31.1   35.8 22 Nov 21.9   14.5 5 Sep 171.8 168.0 average 102%
Cape Flattery 31.4 +1.0 34.7 22 Nov 24.6 +1.4 20.5 23 Sep 121.8 57.9 v high 210%
Cooktown Airport 32.0 +1.6 37.4 26 Oct 23.9 +1.5 19.1 23 Sep 33.6 92.3 low 36%
Low Isles Lighthouse 31.2 +0.9 35.8 22 Nov 24.6 +1.4 21.3 5 Sep 194.0 169.7 average 114%
Mareeba Airport 31.3 +0.9 38.1 26 Oct 19.2 +1.8 13.3 5 Sep 95.6 61.5 high 155%
Walkamin Research Station 30.3 +1.2 36.5 26 Oct 18.3 +1.6 11.8 5 Sep 105.6 101.1 average 104%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde     33.2 22 Nov 21.8 +2.9 14.9 6 Sep 240.3 208.3 high 115%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 30.0   33.8 25 Nov 21.6   14.0 5 Sep 135.8
Innisfail Aerodrome 30.4   35.9 22 Nov 20.0   12.1 5 Sep 225.2
Mount Stuart (Defence) 30.7   38.1 16 Nov 21.3   13.6 5 Sep 254.0
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.2 +1.3 35.1 22 Nov 21.1 +2.3 14.0 5 Sep 64.0 325.6 v low 20%
Townsville Aero 30.6 +1.2 35.7 22 Nov 22.3 +1.9 12.9 5 Sep 356.0 95.1 v high 374%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 31.5   38.1 15 Nov 19.4   9.2 5 Sep 55.4
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.5 +0.1 34.4 29 Oct 22.7 +1.2 13.0 4 Sep 195.4 123.0 high 159%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.6 +0.8 37.3 16 Nov 20.2 +2.2 11.6 5 Sep 115.4 80.9 high 143%
Bowen Airport AWS 30.2   34.4 29 Oct 20.4   11.0 4 Sep 173.4
Collinsville Post Office 32.3 +0.4 38.2 21 Nov 18.6 +1.6 9.3 5 Sep 200.7 83.5 v high 240%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.2 +0.1 31.7 29 Oct 22.6 +0.8 16.6 4 Sep 124.8 130.6 average 96%
Mackay Aero 28.7 +0.6 34.8 21 Nov 19.0 +1.1 9.5 4 Sep 256.8 149.4 high 172%
Mackay M.O 28.5 +1.0 34.3 21 Nov 20.5 +1.1 12.5 4 Sep 191.0 147.8 high 129%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 28.3   34.7 21 Nov 18.8   9.5 4 Sep 234.8
Proserpine Airport 30.6 +0.4 37.1 16 Nov 18.8 +1.6 8.9 4 Sep 269.6 127.9 v high 211%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.5 -0.5 35.1 26 Oct 16.5 +1.4 8.8 30 Sep 289.6 189.1 high 153%
St Lawrence 28.7 -0.3 34.5 22 Nov 18.6 +1.0 10.7 5 Sep 247.0 124.8 high 198%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 31.2   37.1 21 Nov 19.1   10.4 5 Sep 266.8
Williamson 28.6 -0.3 35.2 22 Nov 17.8 +0.7 9.7 14 Sep 216.4 111.1 high 195%
Woolshed 27.7 +0.5 34.6 16 Nov 18.6 +1.2 7.8 5 Sep 92.0 105.9 average 87%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.2 +0.1 33.4 27 Oct 19.5 +0.6 10.3 4 Sep 358.8 161.9 v high 222%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.2 -0.3 38.7 21 Nov 19.1 +1.2 9.4 5 Sep 158.4 89.2 high 178%
Moranbah Airport 30.8 -1.9 39.0 20 Nov 16.6 +0.7 7.1 4 Sep 316.4 103.1 v high 307%
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 29.1   37.3 20 Nov 16.4   8.7 10 Sep 292.6 125.6 v high 233%
Clermont Airport 30.1 -1.8 38.6 21 Nov 15.8 +0.4 5.5 4 Sep 336.6 133.6 high 252%
Emerald Airport 29.7 -1.8 38.0 20 Nov 16.8 0.0 9.8 4 Sep 269.6 130.0 high 207%
Lochington 29.0 -2.9 38.2 20 Nov 15.6 +0.3 7.6 4 Sep 279.0 120.5 v high 232%
Rolleston Airport 28.6 -2.4 35.9 21 Nov 15.1 +0.4 6.6 14 Sep 260.0 140.8 high 185%
Springsure Comet St 28.2 -2.1 34.9 31 Oct 15.3 +0.4 6.5 4 Sep 371.0 142.9 v high 260%
Tambo Post Office 28.8 -1.8 38.6 19 Nov 13.9 +0.5 6.4 19 Sep 136.4 103.1 high 132%
Taroom Post Office 27.6 -2.1 35.6 27 Oct 14.3 0.0 7.6 18 Nov 247.8 160.8 high 154%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 30.5 -1.4 39.9 31 Oct 17.7 +0.5 8.5 4 Sep 122.2 85.6 high 143%
Blackall Airport 29.7 -2.8 40.7 31 Oct 15.5 -0.9 6.7 4 Sep 133.8 103.1 high 130%
Isisford Post Office 30.3 -2.5 40.1 19 Nov 16.4 0.0 7.4 4 Sep 189.6 78.9 v high 240%
Longreach Aero 31.8 -1.8 42.4 31 Oct 16.5 -0.2 7.0 4 Sep 174.2 65.2 v high 267%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 35.0 -0.3 41.6 19 Nov 20.4 +1.3 8.6 4 Sep 94.4 51.5 high 183%
Carters Bore 33.1   41.6 19 Nov 20.4   10.0 5 Sep 121.4
New May Downs 33.7   41.0 19 Nov 20.1   9.9 6 Sep 61.8 54.2 average 114%
The Monument Airport 33.1 -1.7 41.7 31 Oct 17.9 0.0 7.4 4 Sep 122.4 56.0 high 219%
Trepell Airport 33.2 -1.9 42.2 31 Oct 18.0 -0.3 7.6 4 Sep 106.6 50.0 high 213%
Urandangi Aerodrome 34.2 -2.0 42.3 30 Oct 17.8 +0.6 6.8 6 Sep 75.4 38.3 high 197%
Winton Airport 33.3 -2.1 42.7 19 Nov 17.8 -0.4 10.4 10 Sep 75.6 49.5 high 153%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 31.4 -2.3 41.0 19 Nov 17.0 -0.2 6.9 5 Sep 76.1 42.2 high 180%
Birdsville Airport 30.7 -2.5 42.2 10 Nov 17.1 -0.1 7.8 4 Sep 57.4 32.9 high 174%
Windorah Airport 30.0   40.4 19 Nov 16.9   6.9 4 Sep 160.6
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 27.0 -0.1 33.8 27 Oct 16.7 +0.3 9.9 30 Sep 321.2 201.6 high 159%
Gayndah Airport 27.5 -2.6 36.3 27 Oct 14.3 -0.4 8.0 7 Sep 260.4 157.4 high 165%
Gladstone Airport 27.4 -0.2 35.1 27 Oct 18.3 +0.1 12.4 30 Sep 313.0 152.6 v high 205%
Gladstone Radar 28.0 -0.4 35.8 27 Oct 18.8 +0.1 13.5 4 Sep 295.4 155.4 v high 190%
Lady Elliot Island 26.1 +0.5 30.1 27 Nov 20.7 +0.3 13.1 30 Sep 287.8 163.7 high 176%
Rockhampton Aero 29.1 -0.4 37.8 21 Nov 17.9 +1.0 11.1 30 Sep 298.0 141.4 v high 211%
Seventeen Seventy 25.9 -0.1 30.0 21 Nov 18.9 -0.3 13.5 4 Sep 261.8 168.1 high 156%
Thangool Airport 27.9 -2.3 35.2 27 Oct 13.2 -0.1 4.7 14 Sep 289.4 159.3 v high 182%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.8 -1.0 35.6 20 Nov 12.7 -0.3 5.2 5 Sep 227.8 187.2 high 122%
Archerfield Airport 26.5 -0.5 35.2 20 Nov 14.6 +0.3 7.5 5 Sep 247.4 211.8 average 117%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.4 -1.8 35.1 27 Oct 13.1 0.0 5.9 7 Sep 185.6 203.7 average 91%
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.9 -1.5 34.2 26 Nov 14.8 +0.4 8.7 5 Sep 301.2 258.9 average 116%
Brisbane 26.0 -1.0 34.5 20 Nov 16.1 -0.3 10.0 8 Sep 259.6 210.7 high 123%
Brisbane Aero 25.2 -0.4 34.2 20 Nov 15.5 -0.2 9.7 5 Sep 229.8 208.3 average 110%
Canungra (Defence) 25.0   33.6 20 Nov 11.5   4.4 7 Sep 321.4
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.7 +0.5 30.9 28 Oct 18.0 +0.2 13.3 4 Sep 181.2 234.1 average 77%
Coolangatta 24.8 +0.1 34.0 21 Nov 15.2 -0.6 8.5 19 Sep 368.2 250.2 high 147%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.0 +0.4 32.2 26 Nov 18.7 +0.2 14.0 4 Sep 211.8 209.4 average 101%
Gold Coast Seaway 24.7 -0.7 34.3 21 Nov 16.5 -0.4 9.5 3 Nov 247.2 246.5 average 100%
Greenbank (Defence) 26.4   35.4 27 Oct 12.7   5.7 19 Sep 295.8
Gympie 26.0 -2.2 34.4 26 Nov 14.2 +0.7 7.4 3 Nov 282.2 204.3 high 138%
Hervey Bay Airport 26.1 -0.5 32.1 16 Nov 16.5 -0.2 8.7 30 Sep 179.8 189.4 average 95%
Kingaroy Airport 24.3 -3.0 33.6 27 Oct 11.3 -0.2 3.7 13 Sep 206.8 153.7 high 135%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.9 -0.7 35.0 21 Nov 15.2 +0.1 9.5 7 Sep 286.4 218.3 average 131%
Maryborough 26.9 -0.7 35.0 21 Nov 15.2 +0.1 7.5 30 Sep 348.0 204.8 v high 170%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 25.4 -1.4 34.2 26 Nov 15.3 -0.2 8.4 3 Nov 354.2 292.5 average 121%
Point Lookout 25.1 -0.4 32.5 26 Nov 17.8 -0.5 12.9 3 Nov 273.6 258.3 average 106%
Rainbow Beach 25.1 -0.5 32.4 21 Nov 16.3 -0.2 6.9 30 Sep 489.6 257.5 v high 190%
Redcliffe 25.1 -0.5 33.7 21 Nov 16.6 -0.4 11.0 5 Sep 248.2 221.3 average 112%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 24.6   33.6 21 Nov 15.3   10.2 7 Sep 272.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 25.0 -0.8 33.6 26 Nov 15.4 -0.1 7.7 3 Nov 370.0 233.2 v high 159%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.2 -0.4 33.7 28 Oct 16.5 -0.3 10.8 3 Nov 330.0 269.6 high 122%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 26.0   34.5 21 Nov 15.8   8.9 13 Sep 545.2
University of Queensland Gatton 26.6 -1.5 35.2 27 Oct 13.1 +0.2 6.4 5 Sep 250.4 177.6 high 141%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 20.0 -1.8 28.0 29 Nov 8.7 -0.2 1.3 3 Nov 235.2 195.3 high 120%
Dalby Airport 25.4 -2.9 34.7 27 Oct 11.4 -0.9 3.9 13 Sep 160.2 158.9 average 101%
Goondiwindi Airport 25.4   35.5 28 Nov 12.1   3.8 13 Sep 276.6
Oakey Aero 24.7 -1.9 33.9 27 Oct 10.5 -0.6 3.3 13 Sep
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 21.3 -1.3 29.8 28 Nov     -1.0 13 Sep 203.1 195.7 average 104%
Texas Post Office 25.1 -2.6 33.9 28 Nov 11.1 -0.5 3.1 13 Sep 282.2 167.3 v high 169%
Toowoomba Airport 21.9 -2.6 31.2 27 Oct 11.8 -1.0 5.0 5 Sep 261.4 177.2 high 148%
Warwick 23.6 -2.4 32.3 20 Nov 10.5 0.0 3.1 13 Sep 274.8 194.9 high 141%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 26.2 -3.1 34.8 27 Oct 12.8 -0.9 5.9 13 Sep 300.4 132.4 v high 227%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 26.7 -2.5 35.6 27 Oct 12.3 -0.1 4.3 14 Sep 296.4 149.9 v high 198%
Mitchell Post Office 27.2 -1.9 37.5 19 Nov 12.4 +0.4 4.4 13 Sep 293.6 128.7 v high 228%
Roma Airport 26.4 -3.3 35.3 20 Nov 12.3 -1.1 3.6 14 Sep 264.8 138.9 v high 191%
St George Airport 25.6 -4.0 34.7 27 Nov 13.1 -1.4 5.8 13 Sep 229.8 130.1 high 177%
Surat 26.1 -2.9 34.8 19 Nov 12.9 -0.6 6.4 19 Sep 306.1 133.7 v high 229%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 27.4 -2.3 37.4 19 Nov 13.9 -0.3 6.3 13 Sep 275.4 105.4 v high 261%
Cunnamulla Post Office 26.8 -2.7 36.3 19 Nov 14.2 -0.4 6.8 4 Sep 239.8 74.9 v high 320%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 29.0 -3.1 39.7 19 Nov 16.2 -0.9 7.7 3 Sep 71.8 47.9 high 150%
Thargomindah Airport 27.4 -3.8 38.0 19 Nov 15.7 -1.1 8.2 4 Sep 220.4 62.1 highest 355%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Flinders Reef 27.5   30.9 30 Nov 25.1   20.5 4 Sep
Frederick Reef 25.6   29.9 22 Nov 23.4   19.7 7 Sep
Gannet Cay 25.1   29.3 26 Nov 22.8   18.3 5 Sep
Holmes Reef 27.6   30.7 16 Nov 25.8   22.5 5 Sep
Lihou Reef Lighthouse 27.4   30.8 24 Oct 25.3   22.1 4 Sep
Marion Reef 26.7   31.7 22 Nov 24.5   20.1 4 Sep
Willis Island 30.0 +1.3 32.8 30 Nov 25.5 +1.8 21.6 4 Sep 125.6 76.2 high 165%

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. 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 1 pm on Friday 2 December 2022. 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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