Queensland in autumn 2014: A warm autumn; coastal rainfall but dry inland of the Great Dividing Range

Queensland in autumn was very warm for both overnight and mean temperatures, and warmer than average for day-time temperatures. The interior was especially warm, with the hotter daytime temperatures extending into the southern coast. Birdsville recorded a maximum temperature of 34.7 C on 26 May making it the highest temperature recorded so late in the season at any Australian site outside the tropics. Special Climate Statement 49 detailing the recent May warmth is available on the Bureau's website.

The majority of the rain in autumn fell along coastal parts, and across the southeastern quarter of the state, mainly in March and April. The remaining parts of the state were very dry compared to long-term records. The central interior and northwest of the state were particularly dry, exacerbating the current rainfall deficiencies in the area.
  • Fifth-warmest overnight temperatures (1.31 C above the 1961-90 average)
  • Third-warmest mean temperatures (1.26 C above the 1961-90 average)
  • State-wide, rainfall was around 22% below the long-term average
  • Tropical cyclones Gillian, Hadi and Ita
  • Flooding in several coast and inland river catchments


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Extremes in autumn 2014
Hottest day 42.1 C at Birdsville Airport on 15 Mar
Warmest days on average 35.6 C at Julia Creek Airport
Coolest days on average 21.8 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 9.5 C at Applethorpe on 4 May
Coldest night -2.0 C at Applethorpe and Stanthorpe Leslie Parade, both on 6 May
Coolest nights on average 10.2 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 25.6 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 28.6 C at Bedourie Police Station on 8 Apr
Warmest on average overall 28.9 C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 16.0 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall3840.6 mm at Bellenden Ker Top Station
Wettest day 426.8 mm at Cape Tribulation Store on 12 Mar
Highest wind gust*159 km/h at Cape Flattery on the 11 April
* from one-minute observations
Maps
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Total
rainfall
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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
Highest daily rainfall
in autumn 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Cambooya Post Office 96.3 on 28 Mar 89.2 on 1 Mar 1897 126
Clifton Post Office 108.0 on 28 Mar 77.7 on 27 Mar 1963 121
Tarome 160.0 on 28 Mar 154.0 on 4 Apr 1988 101
West Haldon 125.2 on 28 Mar 116.0 on 1 Apr 1988 92
Thangool Airport 107.4 on 31 Mar 101.4 on 3 Mar 1994 83
Evelyn State Forest 334.0 on 12 Apr 326.0 on 22 Mar 1997 79
Somerset Dam 162.0 on 28 Mar 156.5 on 25 Mar 1946 78
Lanark 89.0 on 28 Mar 85.9 on 19 Mar 1963 75
Helenvale 104.8 on 28 Mar 98.4 on 3 Mar 1999 70
The Head 134.0 on 28 Mar 128.0 on 9 Apr 1984 56
Rowanlea 136.2 on 27 Mar 123.4 on 3 May 1983 55
Mount Dangar 180.4 on 14 Apr 179.4 on 5 Mar 1976 54
Roma Peak 252.0 on 14 Apr 218.0 on 2 Mar 1979 52
Macalister 102.2 on 28 Mar 91.0 on 2 May 1996 43
Mutarnee Store 320.0 on 13 Apr 302.4 on 9 Mar 1983 42
Rollingstone 273.0 on 13 Apr 269.0 on 3 Apr 2000 42
Elliott Heads Road 170.0 on 28 Mar 122.0 on 21 Mar 1983 37
Oakington 106.6 on 28 Mar 104.4 on 6 May 1996 37
Dooruna Downs 91.6 on 28 Mar 89.5 on 19 Mar 2012 29
Aubigny Purrawunda 86.6 on 25 Mar 84.8 on 2 Mar 2010 27
Svendsen Beach 182.4 on 27 Mar 176.4 on 27 Mar 1990 27
Lauriedale 80.0 on 28 Mar 70.0 on 2 Mar 2010 26
Baroon Pocket Dam 248.0 on 28 Mar 238.0 on 16 Mar 1992 23
Crystal Brook 158.6 on 14 Apr 158.0 on 30 Mar 2011 22
Maryvale 100.0 on 28 Mar 77.5 on 25 Mar 1963 22
Hazeldean 166.2 on 27 Mar 146.0 on 19 Apr 2011 21
Gladstone Airport 105.4 on 26 Mar 100.8 on 22 Mar 2012 20
Tomewin - Tallowood 256.6 on 28 Mar 187.4 on 2 May 1996 20
Warwick 90.8 on 28 Mar 61.0 on 3 Mar 1999 20
Yeppoon The Esplanade 295.8 on 27 Mar 136.0 on 1 May 1996 20



Record highest total autumn rainfall
Total rainfall
for autumn 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Hazeldean 411.8 403.4 in 2011 20 156.5
Yeppoon The Esplanade 835.2 597.6 in 2013 20 289.0

Highest total autumn rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for autumn 2014 (mm)
Most recent autumn
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
autumn
Pacific Heights 964.4 1590.4 in 1990 24 385.1
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 695.6 984.0 in 1989* 24 398.3
Mount Larcom Post Office 451.8 689.1 in 1990* 23 190.8
Broadmeadows 540.2 1110.4 in 1990* 22 248.7
Gladstone Radar 463.0 693.0 in 1990* 22 203.7
Double Island Point Lighthouse 497.4 678.9 in 1990* 20 440.3

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




Record lowest total autumn rainfall
Total rainfall
for autumn 2014 (mm)
Previous driest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Barcaldine Post Office 5.9 6.3 in 1991 128 125.9



Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Mount Isa Aero 33.6 = 33.6 in 2007 47 31.3
Julia Creek#35.635.5in 20074132.9
#observations from the current (open) site, combining records from both the old (closed) and current site
Highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
autumn
Richmond Post Office 34.4 34.7 in 1915* 98 32.2
Maryborough 28.3 =28.3 in 1954 60 27.1

* 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
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Seventeen Seventy 26.5 on 30 Mar = 26.5 on 12 Mar 2007 27 19.2



Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Richmond Post Office 19.6 19.5 in 1989 119 16.9
Birdsville#18.618.2in 19735716.3
Seventeen Seventy 20.6 20.1 in 1998 26 19.2
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 17.2 16.8 in 2007 21 15.7
Cloncurry Airport 21.3 20.8 in 2013 20 19.2
#observations from the current (open) site, combining records from both the old (closed) and current site
Highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
autumn
Charleville Aero 16.1 17.4 in 1989 25 13.7
Longreach Aero 18.2 18.9 in 1989 25 16.2
Mitchell Post Office 14.1 14.3 in 1990 24 11.8
Mount Isa Aero 19.4 19.7 in 1990 24 18.0
Cunnamulla Post Office 16.3 16.4 in 1990* 22 14.2

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




Record highest autumn mean temperature
Mean daily
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Richmond Post Office 27.0 26.8 in 1900 119 24.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.1 = 22.1 in 2007 21 20.9
Cloncurry Airport 27.8 = 27.8 in 2007 20 26.0

Highest autumn mean temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
autumn
Mount Isa Aero 26.5 26.7 in 1986 28 24.6



Summary statistics for autumn 2014
Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2014
Mean for
autumn
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2014
Total for
autumn
2014
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2014
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.3 +0.9 34.8 8 Apr 25.6 -0.1 23.1 3 May 475.0 531.1 average 89%
Coen Airport 31.2 +0.3 34.1 14 Apr 21.9 +0.3 15.9 5 May 381.2 344.9 average 111%
Horn Island 30.4 +0.1 32.2 30 Mar 25.0 0.0 22.3 4 May 677.6 666.1 average 102%
Scherger RAAF 32.2   34.7 29 Mar 22.7   17.6 4 May 287.2 443.8 low 65%
Weipa Aero 31.8 -0.2 34.7 29 Mar 23.0 +0.4 18.1 4 May 463.6 525.9 average 88%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 29.8 +0.1 34.3 13 Apr 23.6 +0.8 18.2 4 May 664.4 857.1 average 78%
Palmerville 31.5 -0.4 34.0 14 Apr 19.8 +0.2 10.8 4 May 182.8 246.1 average 74%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.4 +0.1 37.3 14 Apr 21.5 +0.5 11.6 7 May 231.8 219.8 average 105%
Century Mine 34.9 +1.4 39.8 31 Mar 20.9 +0.7 10.9 4 May 36.8 128.1 average 29%
Cloncurry Airport 34.4 +1.7 40.7 18 Mar 21.3 +2.1 9.6 4 May 68.0 102.3 average 66%
Julia Creek Airport 35.6 +2.0 41.8 18 Mar 19.4 +2.4 7.2 6 May 5.2 78.2 v low 7%
Kowanyama Airport 32.7 +0.2 35.9 13 Apr 22.2 +0.7 13.3 5 May 326.6 300.9 average 109%
Mornington Island Airport 30.9   33.6 15 Apr 23.4   16.9 6 May 502.6
Mount Isa Aero 33.6 +2.3 39.4 18 Mar 19.4 +1.4 5.9 4 May 28.2 91.6 low 31%
Sweers Island 30.9 +0.2 34.5 12 Apr 24.6 +0.5 16.4 6 May 127.3 325.3 low 39%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 32.5 +0.6 36.7 17 Mar 19.5 +0.4 7.4 5 May 85.4 144.8 average 59%
Hughenden Airport 32.4 +0.9 38.8 17 Mar 19.2 +1.8 5.1 5 May 21.0 57.5 low 37%
Richmond Airport 34.3 +1.7 40.8 17 Mar 19.0 +1.8 6.7 4 May 15.0 97.7 low 15%
Richmond Post Office 34.4 +2.2 40.6 18 Mar 19.6 +2.7 7.8 5 May 14.2 98.4 low 14%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.2 +0.1 32.4 9 Mar 22.2 +0.7 14.6 5 May 873.6 712.9 average 123%
Cairns Racecourse 29.2   32.4 13 Apr 21.6   13.1 5 May 761.4
Cooktown Airport 28.9 -0.2 33.6 13 Apr 23.1 +0.6 16.1 5 May 915.8 607.8 high 151%
Low Isles Lighthouse 28.5 -0.7 33.0 9 Mar 23.9 -0.1 20.7 30 May 1141.8 773.4 high 148%
Mareeba Airport 27.9 -0.3 31.3 16 Mar 19.1 +0.5 10.2 4 May 211.6 222.6 average 95%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cape Ferguson NTC AWS 26.4   28.7 28 Mar 23.0   17.0 5 May
Cardwell Marine Pde 28.4 -0.6 32.4 13 Apr 21.6 +1.7 12.6 5 May 728.4 702.3 average 104%
Ingham Composite 28.8 -0.1 32.5 29 Mar 20.7 +0.6 12.4 5 May 825.5 707.4 average 117%
Innisfail 28.2 +0.1 31.6 18 Mar 21.7 +1.4 14.1 5 May 1277.7 1426.2 average 90%
Lucinda Point 27.2 -0.7 29.7 30 Mar 23.4 +0.3 17.7 5 May 433.6 304.8 high 142%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.0 -0.1 31.5 13 Apr 21.2 +1.0 12.0 5 May 1314.1 1277.9 average 103%
Townsville Aero 29.3 0.0 33.1 19 Mar 21.3 +0.9 12.4 5 May 398.2 290.3 high 137%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 27.9 -0.9 30.6 2 Mar 20.4 -0.1 11.6 4 May 388.8 220.7 high 176%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.1 -0.2 32.6 19 Mar 19.4 +0.5 10.1 5 May 285.0 244.1 average 117%
Bowen Airport 28.8 -0.2 31.9 2 Mar 20.9 +0.5 9.1 5 May 387.6 229.3 high 169%
Collinsville Post Office 30.1 +0.2 36.0 17 Mar 17.4 +0.5 5.8 5 May 96.1 171.2 average 56%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.6 +0.1 30.5 28 Mar 22.5 +0.1 18.2 5 May 629.6 481.5 high 131%
Mackay Aero 27.5 +0.2 30.8 28 Mar 19.8 +0.8 8.6 5 May 472.8 511.3 average 92%
Mackay M.O 26.8 +0.3 30.8 28 Mar 20.6 +0.8 11.3 5 May 649.2 534.0 high 122%
Proserpine Airport 28.0 -0.4 31.7 17 Mar 19.3 +0.5 7.1 5 May
Rosslyn Bay NTC AWS 25.5   28.5 30 Mar 20.9   13.0 5 May
Samuel Hill Aero 26.9 -0.1 32.3 17 Mar 18.0 +0.7 4.7 5 May 689.8 441.5 high 156%
St Lawrence 28.4 -0.3 32.6 19 Mar 18.5 +0.5 5.7 5 May 323.4 208.3 high 155%
Williamson 28.1   32.0 17 Mar 18.4   6.1 5 May 337.4 201.9 v high 167%
Woolshed 25.4 -0.4 28.5 17 Mar 17.9 +0.7 6.6 5 May 362.0 253.6 high 143%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.3 0.0 29.1 30 Mar 19.9 +0.7 7.0 5 May 835.2 289.0 highest 289%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.4 -0.3 34.3 17 Mar 18.4 +0.3 8.9 4 May 128.9 126.6 average 102%
Moranbah Airport 30.0   37.5 17 Mar 16.5   1.4 5 May 92.6
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 30.3   37.6 17 Mar 17.3   4.8 5 May 78.2
Clermont Airport 29.6   37.5 17 Mar 15.5   0.0 5 May 74.4
Emerald Airport 30.1 +0.6 37.3 17 Mar 17.3 +0.7 5.2 5 May 94.8 113.7 average 83%
Lochington 30.8   38.7 17 Mar 16.0   3.1 4 May 44.4
Rolleston Airport 30.2   38.1 17 Mar 15.4   2.0 5 May 95.0
Springsure Comet St 29.3 +0.7 36.4 17 Mar 16.0 +1.1 2.4 4 May 137.4 144.2 average 95%
Tambo Post Office 30.6 +1.8 38.5 17 Mar 14.8 +2.0 0.9 5 May 80.6 129.1 average 62%
Taroom Post Office 29.6 +1.3 39.0 17 Mar 15.5 +1.5 3.5 5 May 169.3 140.1 average 121%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 31.2 +1.5 37.8 17 Mar 18.7 +2.1 5.6 5 May 5.9 125.9 lowest 5%
Blackall Airport 31.7 +1.7 39.8 17 Mar 16.7 +1.5 2.2 4 May 41.2 70.8 low 58%
Isisford Post Office 32.9 +2.5 41.0 17 Mar 17.7 +1.9 4.1 4 May 38.8 123.9 low 31%
Longreach Aero 33.1 +2.1 40.6 17 Mar 18.2 +2.0 5.8 4 May 14.0 118.1 low 12%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.2 +1.8 39.2 19 Mar 19.7 +1.9 9.0 4 May 71.8 80.4 average 89%
New May Downs 33.3   39.2 18 Mar 21.0   9.4 4 May 33.8
The Monument Airport 33.4 +1.7 39.2 19 Mar 18.7 +2.0 8.0 4 May 9.4 51.5 low 18%
Trepell Airport 33.9 +1.8 40.1 18 Mar 19.6 +2.4 8.8 6 May 7.4 52.4 low 14%
Urandangi Aerodrome 33.9   40.3 1 Apr 17.8   7.3 4 May 12.2
Winton Airport 33.9 +2.0 41.0 17 Mar 19.0 +2.2 6.8 5 May 3.8 84.0 v low 5%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 33.3 +2.0 40.3 16 Mar 18.5 +1.7 10.0 7 May 30.1 48.9 average 62%
Birdsville Airport 32.6 +1.7 42.1 15 Mar 18.6 +1.9 9.5 5 May 6.0 45.7 v low 13%
Boulia Airport 33.3 +2.1 39.5 16 Mar 19.2 +2.1 9.0 4 May 13.0 63.0 low 21%
Windorah Post Office 32.3 +2.3 39.1 16 Mar 18.1 +1.9 6.2 4 May 18.6 81.4 low 23%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 28.0 +1.0 32.7 17 Mar 17.4 +0.2 6.8 5 May 243.0 240.7 average 101%
Gayndah Airport 29.4 +1.0 38.3 17 Mar 15.8 +1.1 4.7 4 May 132.2 117.6 average 112%
Gladstone Airport 27.8 +0.1 31.3 17 Mar 19.2 +0.5 8.4 5 May 383.8 169.6 v high 226%
Gladstone Radar 28.0 -0.1 31.7 23 Mar 19.8 +0.5 11.5 4 May 463.0 203.7 v high 227%
Monto Township 28.3 +1.1 37.2 17 Mar 14.5 +0.9 2.7 5 May 172.2 167.1 average 103%
Rockhampton Aero 28.3 -0.1 35.0 17 Mar 18.8 +1.2 5.1 5 May 328.6 194.5 high 169%
Rundle Island 25.3 -0.1 29.1 29 Mar 21.7 +0.2 16.2 4 May
Seventeen Seventy 26.4 +0.2 31.8 17 Mar 20.6 +1.4 13.2 4 May 460.6 361.0 high 128%
Thangool Airport 29.2 0.0 36.8 17 Mar 14.4 +0.5 1.7 5 May 218.4 137.5 high 159%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 27.6 +0.8 36.6 16 Mar 14.1 +0.2 3.9 6 May 243.6 192.5 high 127%
Archerfield Airport 27.7 +1.4 33.6 16 Mar 15.8 +0.7 8.0 6 May 204.8 277.4 average 74%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.5   36.0 16 Mar 14.4   3.0 5 May 250.0
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.9 +0.7 34.8 16 Mar 15.6 0.0 7.8 4 May 481.4 410.7 average 117%
Brisbane 27.5 +0.8 32.8 16 Mar 17.6 +0.7 8.5 5 May 207.2 230.1 average 90%
Brisbane Aero 26.4 +0.6 31.5 29 Mar 17.0 +0.8 7.7 6 May 150.8 278.7 low 54%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.4 +1.4 29.7 18 Mar 20.0 +1.1 12.1 4 May
Coolangatta 26.4 +1.3 32.7 12 Apr 17.0 +0.2 5.4 5 May 325.8 488.0 average 67%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.0 +1.4 32.9 17 Mar 20.4 +0.8 12.0 4 May 497.4 440.3 average 113%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.6 +0.9 32.6 12 Apr 18.8 +0.7 9.7 4 May 262.4 350.2 average 75%
Gympie 27.4 +0.3 36.6 17 Mar 15.3 +0.7 4.7 6 May 382.0 299.7 high 127%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.3 +0.7 31.8 18 Mar 17.4 0.0 6.5 5 May 286.2 303.7 average 94%
Kingaroy Airport 25.7 +0.4 34.3 17 Mar 12.4 +0.8 0.3 6 May 202.2 117.3 high 172%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.1 +1.0 33.3 12 Apr 17.2 +1.5 8.6 5 May 177.5 304.4 low 58%
Maryborough 28.3 +1.2 35.3 17 Mar 16.8 +0.5 4.8 5 May 296.8 323.6 average 92%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 26.5   34.6 16 Mar 16.6   6.9 4 May 559.4
Rainbow Beach 26.4 +0.6 32.4 17 Mar       476.4 444.7 average 107%
Redcliffe 26.0 +0.5 31.1 12 Apr 18.0 +0.7 10.1 6 May 209.2 297.8 low 70%
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.8 +1.2 32.4 17 Mar 17.0 +0.2 5.8 4 May 520.8 488.4 average 107%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.1 +0.6 32.4 17 Mar 18.3 +0.5 7.9 4 May 464.8 530.3 average 88%
Toolara (Kelly) 27.4 +0.6 37.4 17 Mar 17.6 +0.5 8.7 4 May 713.4 351.8 v high 203%
University of Queensland Gatton 27.7 +0.9 37.9 16 Mar 14.2 +0.5 5.5 5 May 209.6 173.9 average 121%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.8 +1.0 30.2 16 Mar 10.2 +0.5 -2.0 6 May 208.6 163.8 high 127%
Dalby Airport 26.9 +0.1 36.6 16 Mar 13.1 +0.8 1.8 6 May 217.0 115.9 high 187%
Goondiwindi Airport 27.5 +0.2 36.6 16 Mar 14.7 +1.9 2.6 6 May 164.0 119.4 average 137%
Oakey Aero 25.9 +0.4 35.7 16 Mar 12.1 +0.4 -0.3 6 May 99.0 120.9 average 82%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.1 +0.3 30.8 16 Mar 10.4 +0.8 -2.0 6 May 190.0 154.7 high 123%
Texas Post Office 27.4 +0.2 35.2 2 Mar 13.3 +1.5 1.8 6 May 128.4 129.8 average 99%
Toowoomba Airport 23.4 +0.5 33.2 16 Mar 13.8 +0.7 2.7 4 May 232.6 136.5 high 170%
Warwick 25.1 +0.6 34.4 17 Mar 11.8 +0.8 -0.6 6 May 196.4 130.5 high 150%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 28.0 +0.5 37.2 16 Mar 14.2 +1.3 1.7 6 May 208.8 120.7 high 173%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.6 +1.3 37.6 17 Mar 13.8 +1.8 1.1 5 May 171.0 137.1 high 125%
Mitchell Post Office 29.6 +2.4 38.0 16 Mar 14.1 +2.3 0.6 4 May 100.0 128.3 average 78%
Roma Airport 28.7 +1.0 38.1 16 Mar 14.3 +1.9 1.0 6 May 121.4 126.4 average 96%
St George Airport 28.3 +0.6 37.8 16 Mar 15.2 +1.6 1.7 6 May 87.2 96.2 average 91%
Surat 28.4 +0.6 37.3 18 Mar 15.2 +2.0 1.0 6 May 174.2 123.9 high 141%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 29.3 +1.7 37.6 16 Mar 15.7 +2.4 2.6 6 May 55.7 112.4 average 50%
Charleville Aero 30.2 +2.4 38.1 16 Mar 16.1 +2.4 1.6 5 May 26.0 120.6 low 22%
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.3 +1.6 36.9 7 Mar 16.3 +2.1 4.4 5 May 45.8 98.0 average 47%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 31.1 +1.5 39.3 15 Mar 18.0 +1.7 6.2 4 May 25.6 47.9 average 53%
Thargomindah Airport 29.9 +1.0 37.6 15 Mar 17.3 +1.2 4.2 5 May 58.6 77.3 average 76%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 25.6 +0.3 28.8 1 Mar 21.0 +0.1 15.6 5 May 588.2 391.4 high 150%
Willis Island 28.9 +0.1 31.2 2 Mar 25.0 +0.3 21.1 13 May 520.4 407.8 high 128%

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 8 am on Monday 2 June 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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 9 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.

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