Queensland in autumn 2016: Hot autumn days and warm nights; wet in the north and west

Queensland had its warmest autumn on record for mean, maximum and minimum temperatures. Rainfall was well above average in the north and west of the State.

  • Warmest autumn on record
  • Warmest autumn mean maximum temperature on record for Queensland
  • Warmest autumn mean minimum temperatures on record for Queensland
  • Above average autumn rainfall in the west and north
  • Well below average rainfall across southeast quarter of the State.

Autumn rainfall was above average in western and northern Queensland, with below average autumn rainfall recorded in the southeastern quarter of the State. It was a particularly wet March in the west and north with numerous rain-bearing systems including an active monsoon trough, bringing moderate falls to the northern interior mid-month. April was a dry month with large parts of the State recording well below average rainfall, particularly along parts of the east coast and central interior, and about the southern border. May was also a relatively dry month across most of the southeastern quarter of the State, but well above average falls were recorded in the west and the north. Parts of the far southwest, and pockets of the Cape York Peninsula had their wettest May on record. 

Queensland had its warmest autumn on record. There were numerous locations that had their highest autumn mean temperature on record. Queensland's statewide mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were also the warmest on record for autumn, 2.3 C and 2.5 C above the average respectively. 

Mean maximum temperatures were the highest on record for autumn at numerous locations across the central west, southern interior, and in the southeast. Above average autumn daytime temperatures were also reported in the west, and along the east coast from about central Queensland to the Cape York Peninsula. During March, the State recorded above average daytime temperatures in the north and south. This was followed by the warmest April and May on record for Queensland.  

Mean minimum temperatures were the highest on record for autumn, with a number of locations in northern, western and central Queensland reporting their warmest autumn overnight temperatures on record. March overnight temperatures were the warmest on record for the State, with much of Queensland recording mean minimum temperatures in the top 10% of historical records. The warm nights continued into mid-autumn, with Queensland reporting its warmest April mean minimum temperatures on record, followed by the warmest May mean minimum temperatures on record.

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Extremes in autumn 2016
Hottest day 43.9 C at Birdsville Airport on 2 Mar
Warmest days on average 35.2 C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 23.2 C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 13.5 C at Applethorpe on 28 May
Coldest night -4.4 C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 25 May
Coolest nights on average 10.7 C at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 26.5 C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 30.8 C at Ballera Gas Field on 1 Mar
Warmest on average overall 29.9 C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 17.0 C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1999.4 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
Wettest day 274.0 mm at Hazelmere on 22 May
Strongest wind gust 94 km/h at Hamilton Island Airport on 15 Apr
94 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 24 Apr
94 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 24 Apr

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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
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Abingdon Downs Station 263.0 on 17 Mar 148.8 on 9 Mar 1971 70
Robin Hood Station 161.0 on 12 Mar 115.6 on 8 Mar 1972 45
Plainby Station 91.0 on 12 Mar 82.6 on 2 Mar 1994 38
Gladstone Airport 120.8 on 7 Mar 105.4 on 26 Mar 2014 22



Record highest autumn total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Abingdon Downs Station 712.0 553.0 in 1974 67 171.5
Lucinda Point 868.4 793.0 in 1990 28 320.4
Gairloch 1479.2 1260.8 in 2011 22 697.7

Highest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Cardwell Marine Pde 1226.8 1461.4 in 1990* 703.7
Robin Hood Station 278.0 281.0 in 1989* 126.1

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



Record lowest autumn total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Manly Railway Station 0.0 19.8 in 1902 111 312.7
Warida 14.0 19.8 in 1993 32 117.0
Deverton Sawpit Gully Rd 36.2 47.6 in 2005 26 149.3
Clontarf 112.8 117.5 in 1991 24 350.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 107.3 128.4 in 2007 24 307.4
Miva 59.7 73.8 in 2002 21 196.5
Point Lookout 224.5 255.2 in 2001 20 457.9

Lowest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
autumn
Taroom Post Office 10.7 10.1 in 1888* 138.7
Mundubbera 11.6 10.6 in 1922 143.7
Kroombit 14.6 0.0 in 1951* 134.6
Tuan Creek Forest Stn 90.3 82.2 in 1970 351.4
Drillham 13.9 8.7 in 1971 115.2
Mount Joseph 37.7 26.7 in 1971 223.2
Pratten 34.4 31.7 in 1965* 138.4
Woodgate Store 62.7 56.8 in 1970* 233.6
Rocky Point Sugar Mill 145.7 128.3 in 1986* 411.8
Lindfield 89.4 73.2 in 1991 296.7
Maryborough 110.2 104.4 in 1991 321.7
Teddington Waterworks 117.8 89.7 in 1991 284.3
Bundaberg Aero 68.2 55.6 in 1993 237.7
Mt Perry The Pines 44.6 39.0 in 1993 220.7
Colodan 26.8 13.8 in 1993* 117.6
Kinnoul 3.5 2.8 in 1993* 128.2
Thangool Airport 38.8 33.8 in 1993* 135.3
Lloyona 27.0 14.6 in 1994* 111.9

* 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
Mount Isa Aero 41.9 on 1 Mar 41.4 on 20 Mar 2015 50 31.4
Walkamin Research Station 35.0 on 2 Mar 34.3 on 18 Mar 1992 48 26.5
Weipa Aero 35.5 on 10 May 35.3 on 14 Apr 1998 24 32.0
Coconut Island 36.6 on 12 Apr 35.0 on 10 Apr 2012 20 31.5



Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Brisbane City^28.628.4in 200711525.8
Cunnamulla Post Office 30.5 30.2 in 1922 106 27.8
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.7 25.6 in 2007 105 24.0
Maryborough 29.2 28.7 in 1933 105 27.1
Bollon Mary St 31.0 30.1 in 2007 104 27.6
Barcaldine Post Office 32.8 32.1 in 2007 98 29.7
Isisford Post Office 34.1 33.4 in 2007 95 30.5
Cairns Aero 30.5 30.3 in 2015 73 29.2
Charleville Aero 31.2 30.6 in 2007 73 27.8
Taroom Post Office 31.8 31.2 in 2007 62 28.3
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.1 = 29.1 in 1946 59 28.1
Collinsville Post Office 32.2 31.7 in 2015 57 29.9
Mackay M.O 27.8 27.7 in 2015 56 26.5
Lockhart River Airport 30.7 30.5 in 1992 50 29.7
Longreach Aero 33.8 33.4 in 2007 50 31.0
Mount Isa Aero 33.8 33.6 in 2014 49 31.4
Injune Post Office 29.9 29.8 in 2007 48 27.3
Kowanyama Airport 34.3 = 34.3 in 2015 47 32.6
Applethorpe 23.2 = 23.2 in 1998 46 20.9
Archerfield Airport 28.9 28.8 in 2007 40 26.4
Bundaberg Aero 29.1 28.7 in 2007 36 27.1
Mackay Aero 28.9 28.8 in 2015 29 27.4
Coolangatta 26.7 26.5 in 2007 27 25.2
Dalby Airport 29.2 = 29.2 in 2007 24 26.8
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.1 27.4 in 2007 23 26.2
Rainbow Beach 27.1 26.8 in 1998 23 25.8
Roma Airport 30.5 29.6 in 2007 23 27.7
Weipa Aero 33.1 32.9 in 1998 23 32.0
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.2 = 27.2 in 1998 22 26.3
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.8 27.1 in 2015 21 25.7
Brisbane Aero 27.2 27.0 in 2007 20 25.8
Horn Island 31.5 31.1 in 2010 20 30.3
Tewantin RSL Park 26.9 26.4 in 2015 20 25.6
^Record is from comparing both the new (open) and old (closed) stations in Brisbane City
Highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Richmond Post Office 34.4 34.7 in 1915* 32.2
Tambo Post Office 31.7 32.0 in 1938* 28.9
Gympie 28.8 29.2 in 1933* 27.1
Innisfail 29.4 =29.4 in 1953 28.2
Willis Island 30.2 30.3 in 1958* 28.8
Springsure Comet St 30.6 30.9 in 1946* 28.7
Texas Post Office 28.9 29.1 in 1986* 27.2
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.1 =30.1 in 1992 29.2
Surat 30.0 30.2 in 1993 27.8

* 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
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Willis Island 28.3 on 16 Mar = 28.3 on 5 Mar 2010 91 24.7



Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Richmond Post Office 20.4 19.6 in 2014 121 17.0
Boulia Airport 21.0 20.0 in 2007 120 17.2
Innisfail 22.7 22.6 in 2006 107 20.3
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.0 20.6 in 1973 105 18.9
Cardwell Marine Pde 22.4 22.3 in 2006 103 20.0
Isisford Post Office 19.6 18.4 in 2007 98 15.9
Barcaldine Post Office 20.6 19.1 in 1989 96 16.7
Willis Island 26.0 = 26.0 in 1998 86 24.7
Rockhampton Aero 19.9 19.6 in 1989 76 17.6
Cairns Aero 23.2 22.9 in 2006 73 21.5
Double Island Point Lighthouse 21.1 20.8 in 2007 73 19.6
Lady Elliot Island 22.9 22.7 in 1973 73 21.6
Springsure Comet St 17.3 17.2 in 2007 65 14.9
Gladstone Radar 20.8 20.5 in 1998 58 19.4
Mackay M.O 21.7 21.0 in 1973 56 19.9
Longreach Aero 20.0 18.9 in 1989 50 16.2
Lockhart River Airport 24.2 24.0 in 1983 49 22.8
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.0 24.9 in 1995 47 24.0
Kowanyama Airport 23.5 22.9 in 2006 45 21.5
Mackay Aero 20.7 20.5 in 1958 29 19.0
Proserpine Airport 20.3 20.2 in 2006 26 18.8
Lucinda Point 24.2 24.0 in 1983 25 23.1
Charters Towers Airport 19.9 19.6 in 1996 23 18.1
Emerald Airport 18.8 17.8 in 1998 23 16.7
Cloncurry Airport 21.8 21.3 in 2014 22 19.3
Gladstone Airport 19.9 19.8 in 2007 22 18.7
Yeppoon The Esplanade 21.2 20.3 in 2007 21 19.2
Brisbane Aero 17.4 17.2 in 2007 20 16.3
Horn Island 26.3 25.7 in 2010 20 25.0
Tewantin RSL Park 18.8 18.5 in 2000 20 17.8

Highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Townsville Aero 22.4 22.8 in 1983 20.4
Ingham Composite 21.7 21.8 in 1983* 20.1
Collinsville Post Office 19.1 19.5 in 1983* 16.9
Ayr DPI Research Stn 20.8 21.2 in 1983* 18.9
Bollon Mary St 16.4 17.3 in 1989 13.4
Charleville Aero 17.1 17.4 in 1989 13.8
Tambo Post Office 15.8 16.4 in 1989 12.8
Archerfield Airport 16.3 16.4 in 1990 15.1
Cunnamulla Post Office 17.4 17.5 in 1989* 14.3

* 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
New record
(C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Richmond Post Office 27.4 27.0 in 2014 121 24.6
Boulia Airport 27.2 27.0 in 2007 117 24.2
Cunnamulla Post Office 24.0 23.1 in 1958 106 21.0
Innisfail 26.0 25.5 in 1983 106 24.3
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 23.9 23.1 in 2007 105 21.5
Maryborough 23.0 = 23.0 in 1938 104 21.7
Bollon Mary St 23.6 23.5 in 1958 101 20.5
Barcaldine Post Office 26.7 25.6 in 2007 96 23.2
Isisford Post Office 26.9 25.9 in 2007 95 23.2
University of Queensland Gatton 22.1 21.9 in 2007 89 20.2
Willis Island 28.1 27.7 in 1958 86 26.8
Tambo Post Office 23.7 23.2 in 2007 82 20.8
Rockhampton Aero 24.8 24.7 in 2007 76 23.0
Townsville Aero 26.5 26.3 in 2015 75 24.9
Cairns Aero 26.8 26.2 in 1998 73 25.3
Charleville Aero 24.1 23.3 in 2007 73 20.8
Double Island Point Lighthouse 23.7 = 23.7 in 1998 72 22.2
Surat 22.6 = 22.6 in 2007 68 20.6
Springsure Comet St 24.0 23.8 in 2007 62 21.8
Taroom Post Office 23.9 23.7 in 2007 62 21.2
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.6 25.3 in 2006 58 24.2
Ayr DPI Research Stn 25.6 25.3 in 1995 57 24.1
Collinsville Post Office 25.6 25.1 in 1983 57 23.4
Mackay M.O 24.7 24.1 in 1995 56 23.2
Longreach Aero 26.9 25.7 in 2007 50 23.6
Lockhart River Airport 27.5 27.2 in 1983 49 26.2
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.6 27.5 in 1988 47 26.6
Applethorpe 17.0 16.8 in 1998 46 15.3
Kowanyama Airport 28.9 28.2 in 1988 45 27.1
Texas Post Office 21.2 = 21.2 in 2007 44 19.6
Archerfield Airport 22.6 22.4 in 2007 40 20.8
Bundaberg Aero 23.7 23.4 in 2007 36 22.1
Mackay Aero 24.8 23.9 in 2007 29 23.2
Coolangatta 22.0 21.8 in 2007 27 21.0
Proserpine Airport 24.9 24.4 in 1998 26 23.7
Dalby Airport 21.3 21.2 in 2007 24 19.6
Charters Towers Airport 25.6 25.4 in 1996 23 24.0
Emerald Airport 25.2 24.6 in 2007 23 23.1
Gold Coast Seaway 23.3 23.1 in 2007 23 21.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.5 22.1 in 2014 23 21.0
Cloncurry Airport 28.1 27.9 in 2014 22 26.1
Gladstone Airport 24.5 24.4 in 2007 22 23.2
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.7 21.9 in 2014 21 21.2
Yeppoon The Esplanade 24.2 23.7 in 2007 21 22.8
Brisbane Aero 22.3 22.1 in 2007 20 21.0
Horn Island 28.9 28.4 in 2010 20 27.7
Tewantin RSL Park 22.8 22.4 in 1998 20 21.7

Highest autumn mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Gympie 22.1 22.2 in 1973* 20.8
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.6 26.0 in 1983* 24.5
Palmerville 27.0 27.2 in 1988* 25.8
Lucinda Point 26.2 26.4 in 1983* 25.5

* 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 2016
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2016
Mean for
autumn
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2016
Total for
autumn
2016
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2016
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 33.2 +1.7 36.6 12 Apr 26.5 +0.8 24.0 24 May 366.6 519.7 low 71%
Coen Airport 32.0 +1.1 35.5 2 Mar 22.9 +1.3 18.4 30 May 218.8 338.1 low 65%
Horn Island 31.5 +1.2 33.8 12 Mar 26.3 +1.3 24.2 2 Apr 472.6 652.3 low 72%
Scherger RAAF 33.3 +1.2 35.9 2 Mar 23.6 +1.2 21.1 31 May 622.8 481.7 average 129%
Weipa Aero 33.1 +1.1 35.5 10 May 23.8 +1.2 21.4 31 May 510.0 533.7 average 96%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.7 +1.0 34.3 2 Mar 24.2 +1.4 21.3 29 May 549.2 843.6 low 65%
Palmerville 32.7 +0.8 35.3 20 Mar 21.2 +1.4 17.9 27 Apr 353.4 245.5 high 144%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 34.5 +1.1 39.1 3 Mar 22.9 +1.8 16.9 13 May 253.4 208.9 average 121%
Century Mine 35.2 +1.3 42.1 2 Mar 21.6 +1.3 14.9 13 May 211.2 126.5 high 167%
Cloncurry Airport 34.4 +1.5 42.0 1 Mar 21.8 +2.5 12.3 14 May 123.8 99.8 high 124%
Julia Creek Airport 34.8 +0.9 42.2 1 Mar 19.7 +2.4 8.1 14 May 190.4 81.9 high 232%
Kowanyama Airport 34.3 +1.7 36.4 30 Apr 23.5 +2.0 19.9 18 May 385.2 301.3 high 128%
Lake Julius AWS 34.5   42.6 1 Mar 22.4   16.2 11 May 106.6
Mornington Island Airport 31.8   35.0 13 Apr 24.5   20.6 14 May 572.4
Mount Isa Aero 33.8 +2.4 41.9 1 Mar 19.3 +1.3 7.8 14 May 109.0 90.2 high 121%
Sweers Island 31.9 +1.2 37.9 1 Mar 25.4 +1.3 21.2 11 May 434.6 315.2 average 138%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 33.1 +0.9 36.7 7 Mar 21.6 +2.4 16.9 19 May 342.2 154.1 high 222%
Hughenden Airport 33.7 +2.0 39.4 19 Mar 20.6 +3.0 9.8 12 May 78.0 57.1 average 137%
Richmond Airport 34.3 +1.5 40.2 2 Mar 20.0 +2.7 7.4 13 May 196.0 98.4 high 199%
Richmond Post Office 34.4 +2.2 39.8 2 Mar 20.4 +3.4 9.5 14 May 233.9 98.8 v high 237%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 30.5 +1.3 34.0 2 Mar 23.2 +1.7 20.3 27 May 590.6 706.4 average 84%
Cairns Racecourse 30.3   35.1 2 Mar 22.5   19.4 13 Apr 605.4
Cape Flattery 30.7 +0.9 33.5 2 Mar 25.0 +1.0 22.0 28 May 483.6 690.4 average 70%
Cooktown Airport 30.0 +0.9 34.8 2 Mar 24.1 +1.6 20.3 26 May 630.0 603.9 average 104%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.1 +0.9 36.5 2 Mar 25.0 +1.0 22.9 20 Apr 1092.0 773.2 high 141%
Mareeba Airport 29.6 +1.3 35.2 2 Mar 20.1 +1.5 16.3 4 May 238.4 215.7 average 111%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.0 0.0 32.7 3 Apr 22.4 +2.4 18.4 16 May 1226.8 703.7 high 174%
Ingham Composite 29.9 +0.9 34.1 22 Mar 21.7 +1.6 15.0 14 May 1144.1 709.3 high 161%
Innisfail 29.4 +1.2 33.2 2 Mar 22.7 +2.4 19.3 16 May 1699.4 1420.7 average 120%
Lucinda Point 28.2 +0.4 32.2 2 Mar 24.2 +1.1 21.4 16 May 868.4 320.4 highest 271%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 29.1 +1.0 33.3 22 Mar 22.1 +1.9 18.5 16 May
Townsville Aero 30.5 +1.2 32.9 2 Mar 22.4 +2.0 15.4 13 May 579.6 290.5 high 200%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 29.5 +0.7 33.9 2 Mar 22.3 +1.8 15.6 12 May 453.8 224.4 high 202%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.4 +1.1 35.0 1 Mar 20.8 +1.9 13.8 12 May 221.6 240.2 average 92%
Bowen Airport AWS 30.2   35.0 1 Mar 22.0   14.2 13 May 182.2
Collinsville Post Office 32.2 +2.3 38.0 19 Mar 19.1 +2.2 9.9 14 May 106.3 169.1 average 63%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.7 +1.1 30.1 1 Mar 23.8 +1.4 20.8 18 Apr 465.8 457.3 average 102%
Mackay Aero 28.9 +1.5 32.6 1 Mar 20.7 +1.7 12.4 13 May 545.6 500.3 average 109%
Mackay M.O 27.8 +1.3 31.2 1 Mar 21.7 +1.8 15.3 13 May 567.4 528.7 average 107%
Proserpine Airport 29.5 +1.0 33.6 1 Mar 20.3 +1.5 13.7 12 May 469.6 392.0 average 120%
Samuel Hill Aero 28.1 +1.0 31.9 19 Mar 19.1 +1.8 9.6 13 May 384.4 425.5 average 90%
St Lawrence 30.3 +1.6 35.5 27 May 19.4 +1.4 8.6 13 May 120.2 191.4 average 63%
Williamson 29.6 +1.2 33.2 27 May 19.2 +1.6 7.7 13 May 151.2 191.9 average 79%
Woolshed 27.0 +1.1 31.2 2 Mar 18.9 +1.7 10.7 13 May 344.0 246.0 high 140%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 27.2 +0.9 33.0 27 May 21.2 +2.0 10.8 13 May 197.8 278.9 average 71%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 31.2 +1.4 35.0 27 May 19.9 +1.8 12.0 13 May 131.8 122.0 high 108%
Moranbah Airport 31.1   36.3 19 Mar 17.8   5.7 13 May 58.6
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 31.0   37.6 19 Mar 18.0   6.8 13 May 82.8
Clermont Airport     37.2 19 Mar 16.8   3.4 13 May 13.4
Emerald Airport 31.6 +2.0 38.1 19 Mar 18.8 +2.1 7.9 12 May 21.8 105.3 low 21%
Lochington 31.6   38.6 19 Mar 16.6   3.6 12 May 24.0
Rolleston Airport 31.8   37.6 19 Mar 16.6   4.9 29 May 27.0
Springsure Comet St 30.6 +1.9 36.8 19 Mar 17.3 +2.4 5.2 29 May 65.8 143.2 low 46%
Tambo Post Office 31.7 +2.8 37.1 14 Mar 15.8 +3.0 2.8 12 May 53.4 127.9 low 42%
Taroom Post Office 31.8 +3.5 37.2 18 Mar 16.0 +2.0 2.7 30 May 10.7 138.7 v low 8%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 32.8 +3.1 39.6 19 Mar 20.6 +3.9 8.8 29 May 32.0 125.1 low 26%
Blackall Airport 32.8 +2.6 38.6 14 Mar 18.9 +3.5 6.1 29 May 32.8 67.9 low 48%
Isisford Post Office 34.1 +3.6 40.0 18 Mar 19.6 +3.7 7.4 12 May 7.7 122.5 v low 6%
Longreach Aero 33.8 +2.8 39.9 19 Mar 20.0 +3.8 7.5 30 May 32.2 115.6 low 28%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 34.8 +2.4 41.7 2 Mar 19.9 +2.1 8.3 14 May 178.2 80.8 v high 221%
New May Downs 33.3   40.7 1 Mar 21.1   13.8 11 May 128.8
The Monument Airport 33.4 +1.5 41.3 2 Mar 19.4 +2.5 8.9 13 May 223.6 60.3 v high 371%
Trepell Airport 33.7 +1.4 41.8 1 Mar 20.2 +2.8 10.5 13 May 99.2 52.7 high 188%
Urandangi Aerodrome 34.4   42.7 2 Mar 17.9   6.8 14 May 164.4
Winton Airport 34.0 +1.8 40.6 2 Mar 19.7 +2.6 10.1 14 May 157.0 83.5 high 188%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 32.4 +1.4 43.9 2 Mar 18.7 +1.9 9.6 29 May 140.6 49.4 high 285%
Boulia Airport 33.5 +2.3 41.9 2 Mar 21.0 +3.8 11.4 13 May 80.4 62.7 high 128%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 29.1 +2.0 32.3 19 Mar 18.2 +1.0 7.7 30 May 68.2 237.7 v low 29%
Gayndah Airport 30.9 +2.4 36.1 19 Mar 16.3 +1.5 5.3 31 May 35.4 110.3 v low 32%
Gladstone Airport 29.0 +1.2 33.4 27 May 19.9 +1.2 10.5 30 May 329.4 175.9 high 187%
Gladstone Radar 29.2 +1.1 33.2 2 May 20.8 +1.4 14.4 30 May 362.6 205.1 high 177%
Lady Elliot Island 27.6 +1.3 30.4 13 Mar 22.9 +1.3 12.5 30 May 220.8 342.0 low 65%
Monto Township 29.2 +1.9 34.6 19 Mar 15.0 +1.3 3.3 12 May 58.1 164.9 v low 35%
Rockhampton Aero 29.8 +1.4 34.4 27 May 19.9 +2.3 9.4 13 May 190.0 192.9 average 98%
Rundle Island 26.3 +0.9 28.8 24 Mar 22.8 +1.3 18.5 12 May
Seventeen Seventy 27.1 +0.9 30.4 19 Mar 20.3 +1.0 14.8 29 May 231.1 355.0 average 65%
Thangool Airport 30.8 +1.6 35.7 19 Mar 15.2 +1.3 3.0 12 May 38.8 135.3 v low 29%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 29.3 +2.4 34.9 19 Mar 14.2 +0.3 0.4 30 May 88.0 192.4 low 46%
Archerfield Airport 28.9 +2.5 33.1 19 Mar 16.3 +1.2 4.9 26 May 97.8 277.1 v low 35%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 28.4   33.2 19 Mar 14.1   1.8 25 May 111.2
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.7 +1.4 32.5 19 Mar 16.5 +0.9 6.9 26 May 280.8 410.2 average 68%
Brisbane 28.6 +1.8 33.5 19 Mar 18.1 +1.2 9.3 12 May 157.8 245.0 average 64%
Brisbane Aero 27.2 +1.4 30.7 19 Mar 17.4 +1.1 7.0 30 May 156.3 282.1 low 55%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.7 +2.7 29.8 19 Mar 21.0 +2.1 13.9 29 May 75.0 489.6 v low 15%
Coolangatta 26.7 +1.5 30.0 19 Mar 17.3 +0.4 4.9 12 May 385.2 484.6 average 79%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 26.3 +1.6 31.6 19 Mar 21.1 +1.5 13.3 29 May 221.8 436.6 low 51%
Gold Coast Seaway 27.4 +1.6 31.0 30 Mar 19.1 +1.0 11.3 25 May 193.0 349.4 low 55%
Gympie 28.8 +1.7 34.4 19 Mar 15.4 +0.8 1.4 30 May 125.4 298.7 low 42%
Hervey Bay Airport 28.3 +1.6 31.8 19 Mar 17.8 +0.4 4.5 30 May 122.2 286.3 v low 43%
Jimna Forestry 25.4 +2.1 31.6 19 Mar 13.7 +1.2 0.2 30 May 0.4 188.3 v low 0%
Kingaroy Airport 27.5 +2.1 32.5 18 Mar 13.0 +1.3 -2.3 30 May 81.0 117.0 average 69%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.1 +1.9 32.4 30 Mar 17.0 +1.2 6.4 30 May 107.3 307.4 lowest 35%
Maleny Tamarind St 25.2 +1.9 29.8 19 Mar 15.9 +1.1 7.6 12 May 292.8 619.4 low 47%
Maryborough 29.2 +2.1 33.6 19 Mar 16.9 +0.6 3.2 29 May 110.2 321.7 v low 34%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 27.3   31.8 19 Mar 17.3   7.1 25 May
Point Lookout 27.5 +1.3 31.8 6 Mar 20.5 +1.2 11.5 29 May 224.5 457.9 lowest 49%
Rainbow Beach 27.1 +1.3 29.8 12 Mar       278.7 433.6 low 64%
Redcliffe 27.0 +1.4 30.2 11 Apr 18.7 +1.3 9.5 30 May 152.8 297.1 v low 51%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 27.1   30.1 19 Mar 17.3   8.0 29 May 151.2
Sunshine Coast Airport 27.8 +2.1 31.7 19 Mar 17.6 +0.8 4.6 30 May 379.2 477.2 average 79%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.9 +1.3 30.2 19 Mar 18.8 +1.0 7.9 30 May 309.4 514.6 low 60%
University of Queensland Gatton 29.4 +2.6 33.9 19 Mar 14.9 +1.2 2.7 30 May 105.4 173.6 low 61%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 23.2 +2.3 29.5 18 Mar 10.7 +1.0 -2.9 25 May 126.6 163.3 average 78%
Dalby Airport 29.2 +2.4 34.8 18 Mar 13.4 +1.1 0.0 30 May 24.4 111.9 v low 22%
Oakey Aero 27.9 +2.4 33.7 18 Mar 13.1 +1.3 -1.7 25 May 42.2 119.6 low 35%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.9 +2.1 30.8 18 Mar 10.8 +1.2 -4.4 25 May 111.8 154.7 average 72%
Texas Post Office 28.9 +1.7 36.5 12 Mar 13.4 +1.5 0.6 25 May 103.6 129.9 average 80%
Toowoomba Airport 25.2 +2.2 30.3 10 Apr 14.5 +1.3 4.2 30 May 95.6 138.3 average 69%
Warwick 27.0 +2.4 33.0 18 Mar 12.1 +1.1 -2.6 30 May 79.0 130.3 average 61%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 29.9 +2.3 35.7 14 Mar 14.5 +1.5 -0.7 30 May 18.4 108.4 v low 17%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 29.9 +2.6 35.9 18 Mar 13.6 +1.6 -0.1 30 May 88.2 135.8 average 65%
Mitchell Post Office 30.6 +3.4 36.2 3 Apr 13.8 +2.0 -0.2 25 May 33.7 127.5 low 26%
Roma Airport 30.5 +2.8 36.8 18 Mar 14.1 +1.6 -0.6 30 May 30.2 122.2 low 25%
St George Airport 30.2 +2.5 37.6 18 Mar 16.1 +2.4 2.6 25 May 33.4 95.5 v low 35%
Surat 30.0 +2.2 35.9 14 Mar 15.2 +1.9 0.4 31 May 43.8 123.1 low 36%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 31.0 +3.4 38.2 18 Mar 16.4 +3.0 3.2 25 May 50.8 112.1 low 45%
Charleville Aero 31.2 +3.4 38.1 18 Mar 17.1 +3.3 2.8 30 May 74.0 119.0 average 62%
Cunnamulla Post Office 30.5 +2.7 39.3 1 Mar 17.4 +3.1 4.9 29 May 134.6 98.0 high 137%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 31.6 +1.9 41.9 1 Mar 19.0 +2.6 7.8 30 May 116.0 50.5 high 230%
Thargomindah Airport 31.2 +2.2 40.6 2 Mar 18.6 +2.4 5.7 29 May 85.0 73.8 average 115%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 26.9   29.0 5 Mar 24.7   22.0 12 Apr
Middle Percy Island 26.6 +1.2 28.9 20 Mar 22.3 +1.4 18.8 17 Apr 370.4 379.0 average 98%
Willis Island 30.2 +1.4 32.7 13 Mar 26.0 +1.3 24.0 24 Apr 384.0 407.4 average 94%

Notes

The Seasonal climate summary 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. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Wednesday 1 June 2016. 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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