Queensland in autumn 2017: Equal fourth-warmest autumn on record; very wet in the east 

It was the equal fourth-warmest autumn on record in terms of mean temperature for Queensland. Rainfall was well above average in the northern interior and along the east coast and adjacent inland districts. Severe tropical cyclone Debbie made landfall on 28 March at Airlie Beach. 

Wet along the east coast and in the northern interior

  • Rainfall was well above average in eastern Queensland southwards from Townsville; record high in some locations  
  • Below average rainfall in western districts
  • Heavy rainfall associated with severe tropical cyclone Debbie at the end of March, and numerous locations had their highest autumn daily rainfall on record
  • Widespread moderate to heavy falls in the northern interior and southern tropics on 18 and 19 May

Fourth-warmest autumn on record

  • Queensland had its equal fourth-warmest autumn on record in terms of mean temperature (24.6 °C, 1.3 °C above average)
  • Overall, days were very warm in the west and north; seventh-warmest mean maximum temperatures for the State
  • Nights were warmer than usual across most of Queensland, particularly warm in the southwest and southeast; tenth-warmest mean minimum temperatures for the State
  • Some hots days during the season; a number of locations had their hottest autumn day on record
  • A number of western locations had warmest average autumn days on record, including Julia Creek, Urandangi and Winton
  • A number of sites along the east coast had their warmest autumn night on record, most of them on the north tropical coast during the approach of tropical cyclone Debbie - Cardwell had its warmest night on record for any time of the year
  • Warm nights persisted in the southeast, with a few locations having their warmest average autumn nights on record, including the Sunshine Coast, Nambour,  and the current Tewantin site

Flooding; Severe tropical cyclone Debbie made landfall

  • Severe tropical cyclone Debbie produced heavy rainfall, damaging winds and riverine flooding to central and southeastern Queensland in March
  • Hamilton Island had a recorded wind gust of 263 km/hr on 28 March as Debbie made landfall
  • Riverine flooding occurred in some coastal catchments from Bowen and south to the New South Wales border, extending inland to parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, and Darling Downs districts. A detailed flood report for Debbie will be available soon
  • The Fitzroy River at Rockhampton peaked at 8.9 m in the early hours of 7 April; this was the fifth-highest flood peak recorded at Rockhampton in over 160 years, with the highest peak being 10.11 m in January 1918
  • Waterford, on the Logan River, peaked at 10.4 m on the evening of 1 April, the highest since the flood peak of 12.95 m in January 1974

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Extremes in autumn 2017
Hottest day 44.0 °C at Urandangi Aerodrome on 28 Mar
Warmest days on average 35.9 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 21.2 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 9.8 °C at Thargomindah Airport on 31 May
Coldest night -2.9 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 31 May
Coolest nights on average 10.3 °C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 25.9 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 29.8 °C at Windorah Airport on 25 Mar
29.8 °C at Boulia Airport and Mornington Island Airport, both on 29 March
Warmest on average overall 28.9 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 15.7 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1891.0 mm at Mount Jukes
Wettest day 635.0 mm at Mt Jukes on 30 Mar
Strongest wind gust 263 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on 28 Mar

Maps

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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
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 355.5 on 30 Mar 259.8 on 26 Mar 1963 106
Canungra Finch Road 285.0 on 31 Mar 225.0 on 2 Apr 1989 101
Jambin Post Office 170.0 on 30 Mar 140.2 on 21 Apr 1928 91
Numinbah 473.0 on 31 Mar 455.0 on 3 May 1996 90
Koumala Hatfields Road 500.0 on 30 Mar 237.0 on 13 Mar 1936 82
Strathmuir 245.0 on 30 Mar 138.0 on 5 Mar 1983 77
Amberley AMO 143.6 on 31 Mar 140.0 on 21 May 2009 76
Numinbah State Farm 380.0 on 30 Mar 243.6 on 2 Apr 1989 76
Mount Jukes 565.0 on 29 Mar 388.0 on 21 Mar 2012 73
Homeleigh 165.6 on 31 Mar 140.0 on 3 May 1996 66
Maroon 149.0 on 31 Mar 137.2 on 9 May 1963 66
Junee Station 255.0 on 30 Mar 126.0 on 2 Mar 2003 63
Lumeah 297.0 on 31 Mar 226.0 on 2 Apr 1989 62
Wunburra 422.0 on 31 Mar 287.5 on 3 Apr 1972 62
Queen Mary Falls 176.6 on 31 Mar 129.0 on 6 Mar 2004 59
Wingfield 102.0 on 30 Mar 91.0 on 20 Mar 2001 59
Colodan 143.4 on 30 Mar 88.8 on 28 Apr 1983 58
Rowanlea 168.2 on 30 Mar 136.2 on 27 Mar 2014 58
Mount Dangar 210.0 on 29 Mar 180.4 on 14 Apr 2014 57
Carfax 165.5 on 29 Mar 100.0 on 2 Mar 1988 56
Carmila Beach Road 350.4 on 29 Mar 295.6 on 1 May 1996 56
Orkabie West Hill 452.0 on 29 Mar 387.2 on 2 Mar 1988 56
Glenhaven 130.4 on 30 Mar 103.5 on 1 Mar 1994 55
Fort Lytton 178.0 on 31 Mar 159.0 on 4 May 1996 52
Mount Barney 177.0 on 31 Mar 127.4 on 9 May 1980 51
New Caledonia 147.4 on 30 Mar 100.0 on 21 May 1983 50
Oak Valley Station 108.0 on 9 Mar 94.8 on 9 Mar 1974 48
Mystery Park 250.0 on 30 Mar 221.0 on 2 Mar 1988 46
Oxley 221.0 on 31 Mar 172.7 on 3 Apr 1972 46
Carneys Creek The Ranch 141.0 on 31 Mar 140.0 on 4 Apr 1988 45
Maroon Dam 163.6 on 31 Mar 105.0 on 4 Apr 1988 45
Woodbine 127.0 on 15 Mar 116.0 on 4 Mar 1999 44
Lovandee 121.6 on 30 Mar 107.0 on 1 Apr 1978 40
Springbrook Road 500.0 on 31 Mar 307.5 on 9 Apr 1984 37
Maclean Bridge 242.0 on 31 Mar 167.6 on 2 May 2015 35
Green Hills 119.4 on 19 May 117.0 on 17 Mar 1989 31
Jimboomba Millstream Road 269.8 on 31 Mar 166.2 on 26 Apr 1989 30
Traighli 110.0 on 30 Mar 82.0 on 8 Mar 2000 30
Coombabah Water Treatment Plant 238.0 on 31 Mar 150.3 on 17 Mar 1992 26
Crystal Brook 396.0 on 30 Mar 158.6 on 14 Apr 2014 25
The Deep Crossing 118.8 on 31 Mar 66.8 on 2 May 1996 23
Tewantin RSL Park 188.8 on 15 Mar 161.2 on 14 Apr 2009 22
Alva Beach 192.2 on 19 May 154.6 on 20 Mar 2012 21
Archer River Roadhouse 164.4 on 3 Mar 133.0 on 20 Apr 2006 21



Record highest autumn total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Koumala Hatfields Road 1652.0 1030.2 in 1990 84 392.6
Mt Alford 483.4 467.0 in 1939 67 198.0
Carfax 384.0 365.0 in 1983 55 132.0
Maroon Dam 502.2 474.8 in 1989 45 201.7
Robin Hood Station 297.0 292.9 in 1972 44 130.1
Gatton Vale 418.0 417.0 in 1990 42 130.9
Mystery Park 909.7 836.8 in 1983 41 278.7
Springbrook Road 1567.5 1494.0 in 1989 34 627.3
Lovandee 551.6 531.3 in 1977 31 199.7
Cooby Creek Dam 292.0 257.4 in 1996 25 122.6
Crystal Brook 1316.4 849.2 in 2011 24 416.5
Ripple Downs 211.8 185.7 in 1996 24 102.0
Gladstone Airport 657.6 395.0 in 2011 23 196.8
Hazeldean 479.2 411.8 in 2014 23 168.4
The Deep Crossing 314.8 244.2 in 1996 23 122.8
Miva 407.7 377.0 in 2009 22 206.1
Southwood 230.0 203.1 in 1996 22 114.8
Beardy Junction 268.2 246.8 in 2001 21 134.0
Toowoomba Airport 348.6 232.8 in 2011 21 148.3
Alva Beach 576.4 514.8 in 2012 20 242.0

Highest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 1481.0 1571.9 in 1955* 499.9
Mount Jukes 1891.0 2115.4 in 1955* 633.7
Childers South 516.2 671.9 in 1983 234.7
Mount Kroombit 352.8 386.8 in 1983 125.9
Meandarra Post Office 324.6 358.5 in 1983* 129.7
Thangool Airport 300.2 449.6 in 1983* 137.3
Dalveen 350.3 463.6 in 1988 185.1
Carneys Creek The Ranch 574.6 578.4 in 1983* 245.9
Yangan Post Office 286.0 297.1 in 1989 138.8
Ballandean Post Office 244.2 289.0 in 1990 149.3
Collinsville Post Office 524.4 539.7 in 1990 173.7
Colodan 296.0 304.0 in 1989* 120.7
Harrisville Mary Street 415.3 426.8 in 1990 182.6
Monogorilby - Home 305.4 329.8 in 1990 136.0
Mount Joseph 404.8 507.0 in 1990 225.0
Nanango Wills St 301.0 325.9 in 1990 174.4
Rockhampton Aero 449.6 758.6 in 1990 196.1
Rosedale Post Office 563.8 597.0 in 1990 256.7
Wallangarra Post Office 301.7 335.8 in 1989* 154.3
Applethorpe 283.8 380.2 in 1989* 165.8
Booroondarra 348.0 468.0 in 1989* 139.0
Mount Larcom Post Office 532.5 689.1 in 1990* 194.2
Broadmeadows 635.4 1110.4 in 1990* 254.1
Eidsvold Post Office 248.9 376.6 in 1990* 158.8
Gin Gin Post Office 546.9 550.1 in 1989* 251.1
Gladstone Radar 650.8 693.0 in 1990* 212.8
Jambin Post Office 384.8 386.3 in 1989* 149.5
Moogerah Dam 408.9 486.2 in 1990* 208.9
Eton Vale 474.0 504.6 in 1990* 160.3
Lady Elliot Island 484.2 651.3 in 1992* 343.8
Upper Mudgeeraba Water 749.1 1026.2 in 1990* 448.5
Wateranga 316.6 368.0 in 1992* 172.3
Glenlands 497.5 649.0 in 1990* 186.4
Mackay Aero 1032.6 1282.1 in 1958* 517.4
Juanita 290.9 296.4 in 1990* 126.1
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 279.7 381.6 in 1989* 155.6
Bundaberg Aero 373.4 433.4 in 1996 240.0
Canungra Finch Road 660.2 841.4 in 1996 303.4
Coolmunda Dam 245.6 =245.6 in 1996 141.0
Oakington 283.8 429.4 in 1996 182.7
Tarome 436.2 480.0 in 1996 209.0
Yaamba 476.6 682.2 in 1996 208.1

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




Lowest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
autumn
Greenhaven 609.8 604.2 in 1994 921.6
Mt Sophia 669.0 588.5 in 1993* 1272.0

* 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
Camooweal Township 42.9 on 28 Mar 42.8 on 2 Mar 1951 77 32.5
Maryborough 38.0 on 6 Mar 36.6 on 12 Mar 1988 61 27.1
Ingham Composite 38.1 on 30 Mar 38.0 on 16 Mar 1992 49 29.0
Bundaberg Aero 38.5 on 6 Mar 36.5 on 7 Mar 1998 38 27.1
Seventeen Seventy 33.8 on 6 Mar 33.0 on 7 Mar 1998 30 26.3
Brisbane Aero 34.9 on 17 Mar 34.2 on 30 Mar 2007 23 25.9
Point Lookout 33.0 on 18 Mar 32.1 on 5 Mar 2015 21 26.3
Rundle Island 32.1 on 6 Mar 32.0 on 22 Mar 2002 21 25.5



Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Townsville Aero 27.9 on 15 Mar 27.4 on 3 Mar 1994 77 20.4
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.1 on 28 Mar 27.5 on 9 Mar 1997 61 20.0
Innisfail 26.8 on 30 Mar 26.7 on 1 Mar 1988 61 20.4
Lady Elliot Island 27.4 on 6 Mar 27.0 on 9 Mar 1995 61 21.6
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.0 on 29 Mar 28.5 on 3 Mar 1981 50 24.0
Walkamin Research Station 24.0 on 29 Mar 23.5 on 2 Mar 1988 49 18.0
Lucinda Point 28.8 on 30 Mar 28.3 on 1 Mar 2004 28 23.1
Alva Beach 28.0 on 30 Mar 27.6 on 11 Mar 2015 21 20.6
Rundle Island 27.1 on 14 Mar 27.0 on 13 Mar 2007 21 21.6




Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Urandangi^ 35.3 34.8 in 2005 75 31.8
Julia Creek^ 35.8 35.6 in 2014 50 32.9
Winton^
34.5 34.3 in 2007 80 31.6
^New record, Old record and Years of record calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites. Average calculated using site with longest record.

Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Nambour^ 17.4 17.2 in 2016 and 1989 59 15.2
Thangool Airport 15.5 15.3 in 2000 24 13.9
Sunshine Coast Airport 17.8 = 17.8 in 2000 22 16.8
Tewantin RSL Park 18.7 = 18.7 in 2016 21 17.8
^New record, Old record and Years of record calculated using old (closed) and current (open) sites. Average calculated using site with longest record.

Highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Gympie 16.0 16.8 in 1989* 14.6

* 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 2017

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2017
Mean for
autumn
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2017
Total for
autumn
2017
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2017
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 31.9 +0.3 34.3 19 Mar 25.9 +0.2 23.3 23 Apr 572.6 522.3 average 110%
Coen Airport 31.5 +0.5 34.3 28 Mar 22.1 +0.4 16.6 14 May 256.8 332.6 average 77%
Horn Island 30.5 +0.1 32.7 19 Mar 25.2 +0.2 22.9 2 May 828.2 660.7 high 125%
Scherger RAAF 32.3 +0.1 35.4 9 Mar 22.9 +0.4 18.0 1 May 455.2 479.5 average 95%
Weipa Aero 32.0 0.0 34.0 18 May 23.0 +0.3 18.9 1 May 368.4 527.1 low 70%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.2 +0.5 34.6 18 Mar 23.5 +0.7 18.5 1 May 734.2 841.8 average 87%
Palmerville 32.9 +1.0 34.7 22 May 20.0 +0.2 13.5 25 May 170.8 244.9 average 70%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.5 +1.0 40.3 29 Mar 21.5 +0.3 13.3 29 Apr 52.4 199.2 low 26%
Century Mine 35.9 +1.9 42.5 28 Mar 20.2 -0.2 10.5 1 May 56.0 121.5 average 46%
Cloncurry Airport 34.5 +1.5 41.2 29 Mar 20.4 +1.0 10.3 29 Apr 67.6 98.5 average 69%
Julia Creek Airport 35.8 +1.8 42.4 18 Mar 17.6 +0.2 7.8 29 Apr 48.8 79.7 average 61%
Kowanyama Airport 33.7 +1.1 36.6 1 Apr 22.1 +0.5 14.9 26 May 325.2 301.5 average 108%
Lake Julius AWS 34.6   41.5 28 Mar 21.2   12.2 30 Apr 111.6


Mornington Island Airport 31.4   34.2 30 Mar 23.7   17.3 14 May 156.8


Mount Isa Aero 33.6 +2.2 40.8 28 Mar 17.4 -0.6 5.8 30 Apr 59.6 89.7 average 66%
Normanton Airport 34.1 +0.7 38.7 28 Mar 22.5 +0.2 16.0 30 Apr 104.4 173.9 average 60%
Sweers Island 31.4 +0.6 36.2 29 Mar 25.0 +0.8 20.0 29 Apr 60.9 300.2 low 20%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 32.8 +0.6 40.9 30 May 19.6 +0.2 9.6 30 Apr 221.8 159.2 average 139%
Hughenden Airport 33.5 +1.7 40.3 18 Mar 18.8 +1.0 6.9 28 Apr 24.2 55.1 average 44%
Richmond Airport 34.4 +1.5 39.9 30 Mar 17.3 -0.2 4.1 29 Apr 107.0 98.8 average 108%
Richmond Post Office 34.0 +1.7 39.7 2 Mar 18.3 +1.3 7.4 29 Apr 90.0 98.6 average 91%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.2 +1.0 36.2 28 Mar 22.3 +0.7 15.3 30 Apr 376.8 702.0 low 54%
Cairns Racecourse 30.1   36.8 28 Mar 21.6   13.5 30 Apr 422.6


Cape Flattery 30.3 +0.4 36.7 27 Mar 24.2 +0.2 20.7 27 Apr 291.2 661.9 v low 44%
Cooktown Airport 29.8 +0.7 35.8 27 Mar 23.1 +0.5 15.4 30 Apr 419.6 593.0 average 71%
Low Isles Lighthouse 29.9 +0.6 36.3 28 Mar 24.5 +0.5 22.2 5 May 409.0 770.3 low 53%
Mareeba Airport 29.0 +0.6 34.7 30 Mar 19.2 +0.5 13.1 30 Apr 154.0 212.1 average 73%
Walkamin Research Station 27.7 +1.1 34.0 30 Mar 18.3 +0.3 11.0 30 Apr 184.9 282.5 average 65%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Innisfail 29.2 +1.0 37.2 28 Mar 21.8 +1.4 15.2 30 Apr 654.8 1414.4 v low 46%
Innisfail Aerodrome 29.5   37.1 28 Mar 20.3   11.3 29 Apr 548.2


Lucinda Point 27.8 -0.1 32.7 30 Mar 23.3 +0.2 18.2 29 Apr 401.4 323.2 high 124%
Townsville Aero 30.1 +0.8 34.8 17 Mar 21.1 +0.7 11.9 29 Apr 347.6 291.3 average 119%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.8 -0.1 33.1 31 Mar 21.0 +0.4 11.9 29 Apr 576.4 242.0 highest 238%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.9 +0.5 34.3 13 Mar 19.6 +0.7 8.9 29 Apr 443.8 243.4 high 182%
Collinsville Post Office 30.5 +0.6 37.3 17 Mar 18.1 +1.1 6.6 29 Apr 524.4 173.7 v high 302%
Mackay Aero 28.0 +0.6 34.0 14 Mar 19.8 +0.8 9.4 29 Apr 1032.6 517.4 v high 200%
Mackay M.O 27.3 +0.8 34.2 17 Mar 20.5 +0.6 11.2 29 Apr 1106.2 538.8 v high 205%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 27.8   33.7 17 Mar 19.3   9.0 29 Apr



Proserpine Airport 28.7 +0.2 34.8 17 Mar 19.4 +0.5 7.7 29 Apr 563.0 397.0 high 142%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.6 +0.4 36.2 6 Mar 18.6 +1.2 8.2 29 Apr 1011.0 462.1 v high 219%
St Lawrence 29.1 +0.2 36.2 6 Mar 19.1 +1.0 8.7 29 Apr 757.2 235.0 v high 322%
Williamson 28.9 +0.4 36.1 6 Mar 19.0 +1.2 8.1 29 Apr 533.8 220.4 v high 242%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.9 +0.5 35.2 6 Mar 20.3 +1.0 12.0 28 Apr 684.6 296.5 v high 231%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 30.5 +0.6 37.6 7 Mar 18.9 +0.7 8.8 29 Apr 203.2 125.4 high 162%
Moranbah Airport 29.4   40.2 14 Mar 16.6   4.5 29 Apr 359.0


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 29.7   37.7 14 Mar 17.0   6.7 28 Apr 226.0


Clermont Airport 29.3   37.7 14 Mar 15.4   3.4 29 Apr 233.0


Emerald Airport 29.8 +0.1 37.5 14 Mar 17.3 +0.5 8.3 28 Apr 223.8 110.4 high 203%
Lochington 30.2   40.2 14 Mar 14.8   5.1 28 Apr 164.6


Rolleston Airport 29.5   37.2 7 Mar 14.9   6.0 29 Apr 149.6


Springsure Comet St 28.7 0.0 35.6 2 Mar 15.3 +0.4 2.4 29 Apr 182.0 143.6 high 127%
Tambo Post Office 30.5 +1.6 37.6 17 Mar 13.5 +0.6 3.0 29 Apr 59.6 127.4 low 47%
Taroom Post Office 29.4 +1.0 36.7 2 Mar 15.0 +1.0 4.4 28 Apr



Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.0 +2.2 40.0 17 Mar 18.3 +1.6 7.9 28 Apr 23.0 124.3 low 19%
Blackall Airport 31.9 +1.5 40.0 13 Mar 16.0 +0.4 5.1 28 Apr 40.8 66.3 low 62%
Isisford Post Office 32.8 +2.3 40.3 17 Mar 17.1 +1.2 6.3 28 Apr 44.4 121.9 low 36%
Longreach Aero 33.0 +1.9 40.8 17 Mar 17.0 +0.7 6.8 28 Apr 54.6 114.7 average 48%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 35.1 +2.6 42.9 28 Mar 18.7 +0.9 7.5 30 Apr 25.6 80.3 low 32%
Carters Bore 33.6   41.2 28 Mar 20.6   12.2 30 May 19.6


New May Downs 33.5   41.0 29 Mar 19.9   9.8 30 Apr 42.2


The Monument Airport 34.0 +2.0 41.9 28 Mar 17.5 +0.4 6.1 30 May 8.2 57.0 low 14%
Trepell Airport 34.2 +1.8 41.7 18 Mar 18.2 +0.6 7.7 29 Apr 18.8 50.6 average 37%
Urandangi Aerodrome 35.3   44.0 28 Mar 16.2   4.6 29 Apr 0.6


Winton Airport 34.5 +2.1 42.0 17 Mar 18.0 +0.7 9.2 30 May 36.4 80.3 average 45%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 32.6 +1.5 43.7 27 Mar 17.7 +0.8 6.4 10 May 10.6 47.1 average 23%
Boulia Airport     43.2 28 Mar 19.0 +1.8 8.5 28 Apr 1.9 62.2 low 3%
Windorah Airport 32.4   42.3 28 Mar 18.7   7.1 31 May 23.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 28.0 +0.9 38.5 6 Mar 18.3 +1.1 10.9 28 Apr 373.4 240.0 high 156%
Gayndah Airport 28.6 0.0 37.0 14 Mar 16.4 +1.5 7.9 28 Apr 285.4 121.9 v high 234%
Gladstone Airport 28.3 +0.5 36.3 6 Mar 19.7 +0.9 12.1 28 Apr 657.6 196.8 highest 334%
Gladstone Radar 28.5 +0.4 38.7 6 Mar 20.2 +0.8 12.5 28 Apr 650.8 212.8 v high 306%
Lady Elliot Island 27.1 +0.8 31.8 6 Mar 22.6 +1.0 15.7 28 Apr 484.2 343.8 high 141%
Monto Township     37.1 6 Mar 15.0 +1.3 6.6 26 May 298.6 166.6 v high 179%
Rockhampton Aero 29.0 +0.6 40.0 6 Mar 19.6 +1.9 10.6 29 Apr 449.6 196.1 v high 229%
Rundle Island 26.0 +0.5 32.1 6 Mar 21.9 +0.3 14.3 28 Apr



Seventeen Seventy     33.8 6 Mar 20.0 +0.7 11.0 28 Apr 419.3 357.4 high 117%
Thangool Airport 28.5 -0.8 38.0 6 Mar 15.5 +1.6 5.8 29 Apr 300.2 137.3 v high 219%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 27.3 +0.4 36.7 17 Mar 14.6 +0.7 3.2 31 May 328.6 194.2 high 169%
Archerfield Airport 27.3 +0.8 34.5 17 Mar 16.2 +1.1 8.2 16 May 451.6 279.1 high 162%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.9   33.6 17 Mar 14.6   2.2 31 May 534.4 237.0 v high 225%
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.7 +0.3 34.4 17 Mar 16.2 +0.6 10.5 31 May 469.8 411.1 average 114%
Brisbane^ 27.2 +0.3 35.7 17 Mar 17.9 +0.9 11.2 31 May ^340.0
303.0
average
112%
Brisbane Aero 26.0 +0.1 34.9 17 Mar 17.2 +0.9 9.0 31 May 337.8 284.5 average 119%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.9 +0.8 30.4 4 Mar 19.9 +1.0 14.2 31 May 368.0 488.8 average 75%
Coolangatta 25.8 +0.5 32.1 18 Mar 17.3 +0.4 8.0 31 May 572.8 487.3 high 118%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.0 +0.3 32.9 13 Mar 20.4 +0.7 13.9 28 Apr 405.2 436.3 average 93%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.0 +0.2 30.8 18 Mar 18.0 -0.1 11.3 31 May 507.2 356.3 high 142%
Gympie 27.5 +0.4 36.5 6 Mar 16.0 +1.4 6.9 28 Apr 387.4 299.3 high 129%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.3 +0.5 35.4 6 Mar 18.5 +1.1 10.2 28 Apr 431.6 294.4 high 147%
Kingaroy Airport 25.6 +0.1 33.0 2 Mar 13.0 +1.2 2.1 31 May 242.0 124.3 v high 195%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.6 +0.3 34.8 5 Mar 16.8 +0.9 10.9 16 May 449.2 313.1 high 143%
Maryborough 28.3 +1.2 38.0 6 Mar 17.4 +1.1 8.7 28 Apr 356.8 322.0 average 111%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 26.6   34.4 17 Mar 17.4   10.8 31 May 480.5 544.0 average 88%
Point Lookout 26.8 +0.5 33.0 18 Mar 19.8 +0.4 12.6 31 May



Rainbow Beach 26.3 +0.4 30.6 13 Mar      
459.8 434.6 average 106%
Redcliffe 25.7 0.0 32.0 18 Mar 18.3 +0.8 11.8 31 May 349.8 300.9 average 116%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.8   34.6 17 Mar 16.8   9.1 31 May



Sunshine Coast Airport 26.5 +0.7 31.6 18 Mar 17.8 +1.0 8.1 11 Apr 459.0 476.4 average 96%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.1 +0.5 32.2 18 Mar 18.7 +0.9 11.6 28 Apr 709.4 523.9 high 135%
University of Queensland Gatton 26.9 +0.1 35.3 17 Mar 14.6 +0.9 4.9 31 May 237.4 174.1 high 136%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 21.2 +0.3 28.4 28 Mar 10.3 +0.6 -0.4 30 May 283.8 165.8 v high 171%
Dalby Airport 26.8 -0.1 34.5 12 Mar 13.3 +0.9 -0.7 31 May 215.2 115.9 high 186%
Oakey Aero 25.4 -0.2 32.4 12 Mar 12.6 +0.8 -1.3 31 May 181.2 120.9 high 150%
Texas Post Office 26.3 -1.0 34.2 12 Mar 13.2 +1.3 0.1 31 May 219.2 130.5 high 168%
Toowoomba Airport 22.8 -0.3 30.5 11 Mar 13.7 +0.5 4.2 28 Apr 348.6 148.3 highest 235%
Warwick 24.3 -0.4 31.4 3 Mar 11.7 +0.6 -2.7 31 May 243.6 135.8 high 179%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.4 +1.0 36.6 13 Mar 12.5 +0.4 1.7 28 Apr 165.0 136.1 high 121%
Mitchell Post Office 29.0 +1.7 37.1 12 Mar 13.5 +1.7 3.6 31 May 116.0 127.4 average 91%
Roma Airport 28.0 +0.1 36.8 13 Mar 12.6 +0.1 1.3 31 May 183.6 124.1 high 148%
St George Airport 28.3 +0.5 37.0 12 Mar 14.5 +0.7 2.3 31 May 100.4 95.7 average 105%
Surat 27.8 -0.1 35.4 12 Mar 14.0 +0.7 0.9 31 May 200.8 123.7 high 162%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 29.6 +1.9 38.9 12 Mar 15.0 +1.6 2.8 31 May 126.4 112.2 average 113%
Charleville Aero 30.0 +2.1 38.6 12 Mar 15.1 +1.3 3.9 28 Apr 48.2 118.0 low 41%
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.9 +2.1 40.6 26 Mar 15.9 +1.6 4.4 31 May 33.8 97.5 low 35%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 31.3 +1.5 42.5 28 Mar 17.4 +0.8 7.1 10 May 11.2 48.2 low 23%
Thargomindah Airport 30.3 +1.1 42.1 27 Mar 17.3 +0.9 5.0 16 May 25.2 71.3 low 35%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 26.8   30.0 5 Mar 24.1   20.0 14 May



Middle Percy Island 25.9 +0.4 31.4 6 Mar 21.5 +0.5 15.4 28 Apr 715.4 401.4 v high 178%
Willis Island 29.5 +0.7 31.9 8 Mar 25.6 +0.9 22.9 26 May 260.2 405.8 low 64%

Notes

The Seasonal climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each 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 10 am on Thursday 1 June 2017. 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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