Queensland in summer 2014-15: Dry in the north; warm nights

The statewide average rainfall was 9% below the long-term average during summer. The tropical wet season has been drier than normal for areas of the Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York Peninsula extending down to the north tropical coast. Other locations that recorded below average rainfall include parts of the central west and southern Queensland. In contrast, above average falls were recorded in the southwest and the southeastern quarter of the State. Remaining areas received near-average summer rainfall. Both December and January were wetter than usual months, particularly across the southern half of Queensland however above average rainfall during February was isolated to the far north tropical coast, and the coastal strip south of St Lawrence to the Queensland-New South Wales border during February. 

Both maximum (+0.89 C) and minimum (+0.95 C) temperatures were above average during summer. Area-average minimum temperatures were the fifth-warmest on record, resulting in the sixth-warmest statewide mean temperature for summer. During December, both daytime and overnight temperatures were warmer than average; during January near-average maxima were recorded across a large part of the state with warm nights in eastern and central parts. February saw warmer than usual daytime and overnight temperature across the western half of the State, and in parts of the far north.

  • Statewide rainfall below the long-term mean, but highest since 2011-12
  • Warmer than average daytime temperatures
  • Fifth-warmest overnight temperatures
  • Statewide mean temperature was the sixth-warmest on record

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Extremes in summer 2014-15
Hottest day 45.7 C at Boulia Airport on 16 Dec 2014
Warmest days on average 39.4 C at Julia Creek Airport
Coolest days on average 26.1 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 17.4 C at Applethorpe on 27 Dec 2014
Coldest night 9.0 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 1 Feb 2015
Coolest nights on average 15.0 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 27.3 C at Sweers Island
Warmest night 32.3 C at Boulia Airport on 23 Feb 2015
Warmest on average overall 32.1 C at Century Mine
Coolest on average overall 20.6 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1629.0 mm at Mt Sophia
Wettest day253.0 mm at Landsborough on the 21st
Strongest wind gust207 km/h at Middle Percy Island on 20 Feb 2015


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
Kamilaroi Station 250.0 on 3 Jan 2015 200.4 on 28 Jan 2012 91
Miami Bardon Ave 270.0 on 27 Jan 2015 265.4 on 11 Feb 1976 48
Elanora Water Treatment Plant 291.0 on 24 Jan 2015 290.0 on 11 Feb 1976 41
Sunshine Coast Airport 197.6 on 21 Feb 2015 168.4 on 10 Jan 2011 22



Record highest summer total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Coolangatta 1047.8 922.0 in 2011 31 505.7
Frankfield Station 468.0 460.0 in 2007 22 260.8
Gold Coast Seaway 929.4 756.6 in 2010 21 456.9

Highest summer total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
summer
Southport Ridgeway Ave 1187.4 1280.5 in 1892* 117 516.8
Belvedere 537.0 567.0 in 1973* 40 299.7
Mount Kroombit 541.4 590.0 in 1973* 37 283.3
Oxenford (Oberon Way) 938.8 1216.1 in 1973* 34 503.2

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




Record lowest summer total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Boodjamulla - Lawn Hill NP 92.6 129.5 in 1989 25 402.2

Lowest summer total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Average for
summer
Proa Station 122.0 71.0 in 1987 27 283.3
Longreach Aero 67.6 46.4 in 1989 25 214.9
Palmerville 346.4 176.6 in 1989 25 684.6
Townsville Aero 258.8 139.8 in 1989 25 702.0
Halifax Macrossan St 461.0 296.3 in 1989* 24 1067.9
Coen Post Office 434.8 227.0 in 1989* 23 730.4
Ingham Composite 410.2 402.8 in 1991 23 1081.7
Lucinda Township 363.5 228.3 in 1989* 23 1040.2
Mossman Central Mill 457.5 283.5 in 1989* 22 1215.3
Westmoreland Station 255.0 218.0 in 1989* 22 601.1
Aurukun Shire Council 710.7 0.0 in 1990* 21 1153.0
Lucky Springs Station 134.6 126.5 in 1992* 21 429.9
Macknade Sugar Mill 524.5 281.6 in 1989* 21 1084.3
Mutarnee Store 468.0 264.7 in 1989* 21 1149.3
Paluma Ivy Cottage 556.6 362.0 in 1989* 21 1442.7

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




Record highest summer temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Lockhart River Airport 38.5 on 13 Dec 2014 38.0 on 5 Jan 2014 51 31.7



Highest summer mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
summer
Palmerville 35.3 36.1 in 1989* 20 33.7

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




Record lowest summer temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Lucinda Point 18.7 on 4 Feb 2015 19.7 on 25 Jan 1986 28 25.2
Weipa Aero 20.4 on 5 Feb 2015 20.5 on 27 Feb 1993 23 24.2



Record highest summer mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Cardwell Marine Pde 24.3 = 24.3 in 2001 106 22.7
Lucinda Point 25.9 = 25.9 in 2001 26 25.2



Record highest summer mean temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Palmerville 29.6 = 29.6 in 1982 108 28.2



Summary statistics for summer 2014-15
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2014-15
Diff
from
average
Highest for
summer
2014-15
Mean for
summer
2014-15
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
summer
2014-15
Total for
summer
2014-15
Average
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2014-15
Fraction of
summer
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.9 -0.2 35.9 10 Dec 2014 25.8 -0.2 22.6 19 Feb 2015 920.0 740.6 average 124%
Coen Airport 33.9 +0.9 39.7 12 Dec 2014 23.7 -0.1 18.3 5 Feb 2015 575.0 690.7 low 83%
Horn Island 31.3 +0.2 34.3 6 Dec 2014 25.7 +0.4 23.0 10 Jan 2015 1019.6 1072.9 average 95%
Scherger RAAF 33.0   37.4 28 Dec 2014 24.5   20.4 5 Feb 2015 974.2 1110.5 average 88%
Weipa Aero 32.7 +0.3 37.5 4 Dec 2014 24.5 +0.3 20.4 5 Feb 2015 911.8 1307.2 v low 70%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 32.3 +0.6 38.5 13 Dec 2014 24.4 +0.7 21.5 5 Feb 2015 1490.0 1009.3 v high 148%
Palmerville 35.3 +1.6 39.3 15 Dec 2014 23.9 +1.2 17.9 4 Feb 2015 346.4 684.6 v low 51%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 36.4 +1.7 41.8 13 Dec 2014 25.2 0.0 17.2 4 Feb 2015 303.0 524.4 v low 58%
Century Mine 38.9 +2.0 42.7 31 Jan 2015 25.3 +0.7 21.2 6 Feb 2015 180.6 430.0 v low 42%
Cloncurry Airport 37.8 +0.8 42.8 16 Dec 2014 25.2 +0.7 19.6 3 Feb 2015 253.8 359.3 low 71%
Julia Creek Airport 39.4 +1.7 43.4 16 Dec 2014 23.9 +0.6 14.5 3 Feb 2015 179.2 293.1 v low 61%
Kowanyama Airport 34.2 +0.8 38.5 3 Dec 2014 25.0 +0.7 19.5 4 Feb 2015 636.8 878.0 low 73%
Lake Julius AWS 37.6   42.3 16 Dec 2014 25.8   21.1 4 Feb 2015 362.6
Mornington Island Airport 32.9   35.9 19 Dec 2014 26.7   22.6 11 Feb 2015 493.4
Mount Isa Aero 37.1 +0.8 43.3 16 Dec 2014 23.9 +0.5 17.0 4 Feb 2015 422.0 287.1 high 147%
Normanton Airport 35.3 +0.8 38.8 30 Dec 2014 25.8 +0.5 20.0 4 Feb 2015 501.2 564.0 average 89%
Sweers Island 33.4 +0.6 37.3 20 Dec 2014 27.3 +0.8 22.0 11 Feb 2015 518.6 844.0 v low 61%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.1 +0.8 39.8 7 Dec 2014 23.7 +0.5 15.2 4 Feb 2015 501.4 608.2 average 82%
Hughenden Airport 36.6 +0.9 40.8 7 Dec 2014 23.5 +0.4 15.8 4 Feb 2015 243.6 302.4 average 81%
Richmond Airport 37.8 +0.9 42.0 16 Dec 2014 23.7 +0.6 13.5 3 Feb 2015 298.8 274.8 high 109%
Richmond Post Office 37.9 +1.0 41.9 16 Dec 2014 23.9 +1.2 14.2 3 Feb 2015 309.7 297.0 average 104%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 32.3 +0.9 36.5 22 Feb 2015 24.3 +0.7 19.9 4 Feb 2015 887.6 1019.4 average 87%
Cairns Racecourse 32.8   37.0 21 Jan 2015 23.7   19.2 4 Feb 2015 891.2
Cape Flattery 32.4 +0.2 36.9 22 Feb 2015 25.0 +0.2 21.4 3 Feb 2015 669.6 673.5 average 99%
Cooktown Airport 33.1 +1.2 37.7 29 Jan 2015 24.6 +0.2 22.0 19 Dec 2014 631.8 727.5 low 87%
Low Isles Lighthouse 33.1 +1.0 36.8 28 Jan 2015 25.9 +0.5 22.6 13 Feb 2015 745.7 1029.7 low 72%
Mareeba Airport 32.3 +1.1 36.2 18 Jan 2015 21.4 +0.2 18.0 4 Feb 2015 513.0 558.9 average 92%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 31.5 +0.1 36.5 25 Jan 2015 24.3 +1.6 21.3 14 Dec 2014 683.0 1100.3 low 62%
Ingham Composite 33.5 +1.4 40.7 13 Dec 2014 23.2 +0.4 19.7 17 Dec 2014 410.2 1081.7 v low 38%
Innisfail 31.7 +1.0 37.2 13 Dec 2014 24.1 +1.5 21.3 5 Dec 2014 916.3 1367.7 low 67%
Lucinda Point 30.4 +0.4 34.0 3 Feb 2015 25.9 +0.7 18.7 4 Feb 2015 195.2 479.3 low 41%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 32.2 +1.2 37.1 13 Dec 2014 23.2 +0.8 20.0 5 Dec 2014 816.2 1371.6 low 60%
Townsville Aero 33.0 +1.7 36.7 3 Feb 2015 25.0 +0.8 21.6 17 Feb 2015 258.8 702.0 v low 37%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 31.3 +0.3 34.1 18 Jan 2015 25.2 +0.6 21.3 7 Jan 2015 483.8 621.5 average 78%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 32.9 +1.1 36.5 27 Jan 2015 23.4 +0.9 20.6 17 Feb 2015 335.4 554.6 low 60%
Bowen Airport 31.8 +0.5 34.3 18 Jan 2015 24.0 +0.3 21.0 13 Dec 2014 378.5 547.8 average 69%
Collinsville Post Office 34.2 +0.8 38.2 18 Dec 2014 22.2 +0.5 18.1 18 Feb 2015 395.4 391.8 average 101%
Hamilton Island Airport 30.3 +0.6 34.5 19 Jan 2015 24.8 +0.2 21.0 23 Jan 2015 472.2 712.1 low 66%
Mackay Aero 31.8 +1.5 35.6 16 Dec 2014 23.3 +0.5 19.6 4 Dec 2014 445.2 794.3 v low 56%
Mackay M.O 31.3 +1.4 35.5 19 Jan 2015 23.8 +0.5 20.3 21 Jan 2015 411.0 786.4 low 52%
Proserpine Airport 32.6 +1.1 37.5 30 Dec 2014 22.5 +0.1 18.7 4 Dec 2014 405.4 834.9 low 49%
St Lawrence 31.9 +0.4 37.0 26 Jan 2015 22.5 -0.1 19.2 24 Dec 2014 446.4 574.5 average 78%
Williamson 31.5   37.2 25 Jan 2015 22.4   18.0 1 Dec 2014 639.6 546.4 average 117%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 29.4 +0.3 36.1 25 Jan 2015 23.4 0.0 19.4 16 Dec 2014 830.6 438.2 v high 190%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 35.0 +1.4 39.6 21 Feb 2015 22.8 +0.6 19.1 3 Feb 2015 315.4 384.8 average 82%
Moranbah Airport 33.9   39.9 22 Feb 2015 21.1   17.5 16 Feb 2015 426.0
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 33.6   40.5 22 Feb 2015 21.5   18.1 15 Dec 2014 370.2
Clermont Airport 33.8   38.6 23 Feb 2015 21.0   17.4 9 Feb 2015 319.2
Emerald Airport 34.1 +0.1 40.6 22 Feb 2015 21.8 0.0 18.9 14 Dec 2014 283.4 260.3 average 109%
Lochington 33.7   39.4 22 Feb 2015 21.2   17.3 21 Jan 2015 620.0
Rolleston Airport 33.6   38.6 18 Dec 2014 20.8   16.1 15 Dec 2014 422.4
Springsure Comet St 33.0 -0.4 38.1 22 Feb 2015 20.2 -0.2 15.1 15 Dec 2014 535.3 312.4 v high 171%
Tambo Post Office 35.5 +1.0 41.0 22 Feb 2015 20.5 +0.7 14.1 1 Feb 2015 218.2 227.9 average 96%
Taroom Post Office 33.5 +0.2 39.6 25 Jan 2015 20.5 +0.3 15.4 14 Dec 2014 379.9 278.5 high 136%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 36.8 +1.5 42.2 22 Feb 2015 23.8 +1.1 17.2 13 Dec 2014 174.1 228.3 average 76%
Blackall Airport 37.4 +2.0 42.6 22 Feb 2015 23.0 +0.8 16.7 13 Dec 2014 66.0 278.4 v low 24%
Isisford Post Office 38.3 +1.8 44.2 22 Feb 2015 24.0 +1.6 18.4 13 Dec 2014 132.6 196.0 average 68%
Longreach Aero 38.7 +2.0 44.2 17 Dec 2014 23.8 +1.3 16.5 13 Dec 2014 67.6 214.9 v low 31%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 37.4 +0.2 42.6 16 Dec 2014 24.7 +0.8 15.7 3 Feb 2015 270.2 253.4 average 107%
Carters Bore 36.8   42.9 16 Dec 2014 25.4   18.2 29 Jan 2015 253.8
New May Downs 36.9   42.8 16 Dec 2014 24.8   20.0 29 Jan 2015 257.2
The Monument Airport 38.0 +0.7 43.6 16 Dec 2014 24.5 +0.7 19.3 14 Dec 2014 91.0 192.3 low 47%
Trepell Airport 38.1 +0.5 43.9 16 Dec 2014 24.7 +0.9 18.6 3 Feb 2015 128.6 205.1 average 63%
Urandangi Aerodrome 38.5   45.2 16 Dec 2014 23.8   16.2 3 Feb 2015 179.4
Winton Airport 38.8 +1.2 44.9 23 Feb 2015 24.5 +1.0 16.7 3 Feb 2015 136.2 188.7 low 72%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 39.0 -0.1 45.0 16 Feb 2015 25.1 +0.1 16.8 3 Feb 2015 101.2 58.7 high 172%
Boulia Airport     45.7 16 Dec 2014 25.7 +1.7 18.6 27 Dec 2014 84.2 128.6 average 65%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 30.7 +0.8 35.6 1 Feb 2015 21.4 +0.3 17.0 1 Dec 2014 441.0 459.6 average 96%
Gayndah Airport 32.3 -0.4 37.7 17 Dec 2014 20.8 +0.6 16.6 15 Feb 2015 465.6 301.5 high 154%
Gladstone Airport 30.9 +0.5 36.5 22 Feb 2015 23.0 +0.3 20.0 14 Dec 2014 636.0 446.9 high 142%
Gladstone Radar 31.7 +0.6 35.9 22 Feb 2015 22.8 +0.5 19.1 14 Dec 2014 531.8 428.4 high 124%
Lady Elliot Island 29.6 +0.6 32.1 19 Jan 2015 24.2 +0.5 19.9 20 Dec 2014 333.4 381.0 average 88%
Monto Township 31.2 -0.5 36.1 19 Jan 2015 19.3 +0.4 14.4 1 Dec 2014 595.7 321.4 v high 185%
Rockhampton Aero 32.1 +0.3 37.1 19 Jan 2015 22.6 +0.8 19.7 14 Dec 2014 596.6 386.3 high 154%
Rundle Island 28.4 +0.4 32.0 21 Feb 2015 24.1 -0.1 20.8 14 Dec 2014
Seventeen Seventy 29.6 +0.6 32.5 16 Jan 2015 23.0 +0.4 18.4 14 Dec 2014 696.1 500.3 high 139%
Thangool Airport 31.9 -1.2 37.4 8 Dec 2014 19.5 +0.1 13.5 1 Dec 2014 470.6 289.8 v high 162%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 31.1 +0.3 39.6 17 Dec 2014 19.6 +0.4 13.9 15 Dec 2014
Archerfield Airport 30.3 +0.5 37.4 18 Jan 2015 20.7 +0.9 15.5 15 Dec 2014 549.4 418.0 high 131%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.5   37.9 17 Dec 2014 19.3   12.7 15 Dec 2014 412.6
Beerburrum Forest Station 29.7 -0.1 39.0 17 Dec 2014 20.0 +0.7 14.5 15 Dec 2014 977.8 578.1 v high 169%
Brisbane 29.9 +0.1 36.7 25 Jan 2015 21.5 +0.5 17.5 16 Dec 2014 721.6 445.9 high 162%
Brisbane Aero 28.8 +0.1 36.3 15 Jan 2015 21.4 +0.6 16.8 15 Dec 2014 602.4 414.1 high 145%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 27.5 +0.9 30.9 18 Jan 2015 22.4 +0.7 18.7 14 Dec 2014 449.6 433.0 average 104%
Coolangatta 28.5 +0.6 37.1 17 Dec 2014 20.9 +0.4 16.0 16 Dec 2014 1047.8 505.7 highest 207%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 28.9 +1.3 35.7 30 Dec 2014 22.6 +0.5 18.6 14 Dec 2014 347.8 458.2 average 76%
Gold Coast Seaway 29.0 +0.6 36.9 17 Dec 2014 21.5 +0.2 17.9 15 Dec 2014 929.4 456.9 highest 203%
Gympie 30.6 -0.4 38.0 18 Jan 2015 20.2 +0.9 14.8 1 Dec 2014 556.8 470.1 high 118%
Hervey Bay Airport 30.3 +0.5 33.7 26 Jan 2015 21.8 +0.1 14.8 1 Dec 2014 418.8 439.3 average 95%
Jimna Forestry 27.4 -0.3 35.1 17 Dec 2014 17.6 +0.5 12.7 23 Dec 2014 516.2 350.1 high 147%
Kingaroy Airport 29.6 -0.6 35.8 17 Dec 2014 17.8 +0.3 11.8 15 Dec 2014 353.8 283.6 high 125%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.5 +0.2 38.5 17 Dec 2014 20.8 +0.8 15.4 4 Feb 2015 564.7 412.5 high 137%
Maleny Tamarind St 26.3 -0.2 34.4 18 Jan 2015 18.7 +0.3 14.0 15 Dec 2014 1089.2 810.5 high 134%
Maryborough 31.0 +0.5 36.1 17 Jan 2015 20.7 +0.4 15.6 1 Dec 2014 498.2 467.0 average 107%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 29.1   36.6 17 Dec 2014 20.5   15.6 15 Dec 2014 932.6
Rainbow Beach 28.8 +0.2 34.0 30 Dec 2014       446.0 519.6 average 86%
Redcliffe 28.7 +0.1 36.6 15 Jan 2015 22.0 +0.4 17.1 15 Dec 2014 619.0
Sunshine Coast Airport 29.7 +1.1 36.2 15 Jan 2015 21.2 +0.5 16.3 3 Dec 2014 672.8 498.4 high 135%
Tewantin RSL Park 28.6 +0.3 34.1 15 Jan 2015 21.9 +0.4 17.7 15 Dec 2014 555.0 521.8 average 106%
University of Queensland Gatton 31.0 -0.2 39.1 17 Dec 2014 19.2 +0.5 14.9 15 Dec 2014 341.4 311.7 average 110%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 26.1 +0.3 32.8 17 Dec 2014 15.0 +0.3 10.0 1 Feb 2015 397.8 281.6 high 141%
Dalby Airport 31.8 0.0 38.5 17 Dec 2014 18.3 +0.1 11.6 1 Feb 2015 211.4 252.6 average 84%
Goondiwindi Airport 33.0 0.0 40.2 17 Dec 2014 19.8 +0.2 13.2 14 Dec 2014 307.7 251.3 high 122%
Oakey Aero 30.4 +0.1 36.7 17 Dec 2014 17.9 +0.6 11.0 1 Feb 2015 193.8 255.6 average 76%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 26.5 -0.4 34.0 17 Dec 2014 15.7 +0.6 9.0 1 Feb 2015 413.6 278.1 v high 149%
Texas Post Office 32.6 -0.4 39.5 17 Dec 2014 18.7 +0.6 13.2 1 Feb 2015 339.2 246.1 high 138%
Toowoomba Airport 27.4 -0.2 34.2 17 Dec 2014 17.5 +0.3 12.7 14 Dec 2014 339.4 321.2 average 106%
Warwick 29.0 -0.5 35.6 17 Dec 2014 17.0 +0.4 12.0 15 Dec 2014 374.4 255.4 high 147%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 32.3 -0.7 37.4 17 Dec 2014 19.7 -0.1 14.5 1 Feb 2015 346.6 246.1 high 141%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 32.5 -0.5 39.1 10 Dec 2014 19.3 +0.4 12.1 2 Feb 2015 323.2 267.5 high 121%
Mitchell Post Office 33.6 0.0 38.9 17 Dec 2014 19.7 +0.3 11.0 1 Feb 2015 414.7 224.7 v high 185%
Roma Airport 33.0 -0.3 39.3 17 Dec 2014 19.4 -0.7 11.5 1 Feb 2015 285.8 239.6 average 119%
St George Airport 34.8 +0.8 41.5 17 Dec 2014 21.5 +0.5 13.9 1 Feb 2015 89.8 192.2 v low 47%
Surat 33.6 -0.2 39.9 17 Dec 2014 20.5 +0.4 12.4 1 Feb 2015 250.6 218.7 average 115%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 35.5 +0.6 41.4 17 Dec 2014 21.8 +1.0 14.5 1 Feb 2015 171.5 170.9 average 100%
Charleville Aero 35.0 +0.5 40.7 25 Feb 2015 21.6 +0.5 13.9 1 Feb 2015 242.2 200.4 average 121%
Cunnamulla Post Office 36.2 +0.9 42.5 17 Dec 2014 22.2 +0.6 17.5 1 Feb 2015 182.8 139.1 high 131%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 38.4 +0.3 44.0 23 Feb 2015 24.4 -0.1 19.5 12 Dec 2014 88.4 67.0 high 132%
Thargomindah Airport 37.5 +0.5 43.5 10 Dec 2014 24.0 -0.2 17.3 1 Feb 2015 73.3 117.0 average 63%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 29.1 +0.9 32.0 25 Jan 2015 23.4 +0.4 19.6 23 Jan 2015 268.0 499.9 low 54%
Willis Island 30.9 +0.3 32.9 12 Dec 2014 26.3 +0.7 22.5 14 Dec 2014 349.4 515.0 average 68%

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 3 pm on Sunday 1 March 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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