Queensland in spring 2017: wettest on record in parts of the southeast; warm days and nights overall

Spring rainfall was well above average in the north and east of the State, and the wettest on record in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett. Spring days were warmer than usual in the west and north, and parts of the southeast. Nights were warmer than usual overall across most of Queensland, coming in as equal tenth-warmest on record for the State as a whole.

Wetter than usual in the north and east

Warm days and nights overall

Significant weather during spring

  • Strong winds combined with warmer than average temperatures and little rain resulting in elevated fire danger; numerous bushfires occurred in the southern, northern and central coast districts in September
  • On 23 September, a lightning strike set bushland alight on the Sunshine Coast
  • Severe thunderstorms produced hail between 2 cm and 4 cm in diameter at Deception Bay, Kallangur, Petrie, Highvale and Greenbank on 31 October
  • Strong winds associated with severe thunderstorms brought trees and power lines down across roads around Ravenshoe on 1 November
  • Severe thunderstorms produced hail up to 4 cm in diameter around Barney on 5 November
  • On 7 November, multiple reports of large hail was observed at Beaudesert, Banyo, Brisbane Airport, Chermside and Melawondi
  • Wind gusts associated with the severe storms uprooted trees and brought down powerlines in Bundaberg, also on 7 November
  • Severe thunderstorms produced wind gusts of 109 km/h at Julia Creek on 21 November

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Extremes in spring 2017
Hottest day 42.8 °C at Birdsville Airport on 27 Sep
Warmest days on average 38.0 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 22.2 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 12.9 °C at Applethorpe on 1 Oct
Coldest night -4.3 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 8 Sep
Coolest nights on average 9.0 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 25.7 °C at Horn Island
Warmest night 29.3 °C at Thargomindah Airport on 28 Nov
Warmest on average overall 29.7 °C at Normanton Airport
Coolest on average overall 15.8 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Wettest overall 881.0 mm at Rosedale Post Office
Wettest day 389.0 mm at Makowata on 18 Oct
Strongest wind gust 109 km/h at Julia Creek Airport on 21 Nov

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 spring daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Gin Gin Post Office 200.2 on 18 Oct 152.4 on 1 Oct 1933 120
Rosedale Post Office 340.0 on 18 Oct 183.6 on 8 Oct 1961 120
Manfred Downs Station 112.2 on 21 Oct 104.1 on 1 Oct 1924 95
Boona-Choppa 278.0 on 3 Oct 142.0 on 18 Nov 1974 92
Meringa Sugar Exp Stn 178.0 on 19 Oct 165.0 on 23 Nov 1989 84
Somerset Dam 126.6 on 30 Nov 125.0 on 25 Oct 1949 82
Julatten 260.0 on 19 Oct 185.0 on 10 Oct 1996 79
Monto Township 118.8 on 18 Oct 100.7 on 16 Oct 2005 76
Charnwood 264.4 on 18 Oct 247.9 on 6 Oct 1961 74
Mulgrave Mill 166.0 on 19 Oct =166.0 on 19 Oct 2011 74
Malakoff 153.4 on 18 Oct 124.4 on 5 Sep 1984 72
Miara 213.0 on 18 Oct 203.7 on 28 Nov 1973 71
Bingera Sugar Mill 208.2 on 19 Oct 129.0 on 5 Oct 1965 69
Wamuran 157.8 on 30 Nov 126.0 on 1 Nov 1976 65
Bancroft 130.0 on 18 Oct 86.0 on 18 Nov 1974 63
Buaraba 106.8 on 15 Oct 99.0 on 12 Oct 2010 62
Elphinstone Pocket No1 210.2 on 19 Oct 104.4 on 27 Nov 1999 62
Cania Gorge Park 119.4 on 17 Oct 78.0 on 8 Nov 1978 61
Bundaberg Aero 238.8 on 3 Oct 166.2 on 28 Oct 1999 60
Homeleigh 88.0 on 22 Oct 74.0 on 20 Nov 2008 59
Hillview 232.0 on 18 Oct 109.4 on 30 Oct 1987 54
Monduran 200.0 on 18 Oct 187.0 on 30 Oct 2000 54
Kolonga 259.4 on 18 Oct 104.0 on 18 Nov 1974 53
Toogoom 132.0 on 3 Oct 118.2 on 18 Nov 1974 48
Woodgate Store 276.2 on 3 Oct 131.0 on 17 Nov 1974 45
Lovandee 154.2 on 18 Oct 100.0 on 30 Sep 1996 42
Beenham Valley Rd 112.4 on 17 Oct 104.6 on 31 Oct 2000 36
Seventeen Seventy 138.0 on 17 Oct 91.4 on 8 Oct 1996 32
Mt Pleasant Station 69.2 on 21 Oct 55.0 on 15 Nov 1991 27
Mungar Gayndah St 102.8 on 17 Oct 91.4 on 6 Sep 2010 21
Alva Beach 76.8 on 16 Oct 73.2 on 20 Sep 2010 20
Japoonvale Warrakin Rd 188.0 on 19 Oct 184.0 on 12 Nov 2009 20
Makowata 389.0 on 18 Oct 118.0 on 27 Nov 2016 20
Woolshed 84.6 on 20 Oct 73.0 on 28 Nov 2008 20



Record highest spring total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 707.6 552.4 in 1916 140 184.1
Rosedale Post Office 881.0 694.5 in 1961 120 193.8
Gin Gin Post Office 643.8 572.5 in 1933 119 192.1
Bingera Sugar Mill 529.0 446.2 in 1974 109 187.9
Cania Gorge Park 321.3 318.3 in 1961 67 152.4
Bundaberg Aero 655.8 461.1 in 1974 60 199.7
Wamuran 650.3 482.3 in 2008 58 238.3
Nardoo Station 245.2 228.1 in 1973 52 75.3
Mt Moffatt National Park 326.4 321.5 in 1970 48 150.6
Woodgate Store 566.3 506.0 in 1993 40 210.7
Childers South 489.8 360.7 in 1993 39 187.4
Fraser Island Eurong 614.8 570.7 in 1974 30 228.7
Seventeen Seventy 413.9 353.6 in 1998 27 170.9
Rainbow Beach 635.8 423.4 in 2010 25 240.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 502.6 374.8 in 2010 23 225.0
Sweers Island 225.0 213.6 in 1895 22 88.2
Tewantin RSL Park 631.8 624.4 in 2010 22 257.1

Highest spring total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
Pacific Heights 424.2 528.3 in 1917* 169.3
Maryborough 557.8 573.7 in 1949 202.6
Mt Perry The Pines 450.6 489.4 in 1961* 176.6
Eumundi - Crescent Rd 664.8 673.9 in 1959* 271.7
Kenilworth Township 472.2 502.2 in 1972 242.8
Goomboorian 477.5 503.6 in 1972* 214.3
Imbil Post Office 533.2 609.2 in 1972* 222.0
Mount Joseph 364.6 398.6 in 1974* 197.3
Teddington Waterworks 391.7 436.8 in 1976 199.1
Nanango Wills St 298.3 386.8 in 1983* 181.6
Walla Alert-B 354.6 431.3 in 1943* 182.9
Double Island Point Lighthouse 392.6 408.8 in 1984* 208.4
Lovandee 444.2 550.2 in 1976* 214.7

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




Record highest spring mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.2 19.1 in 2002 107 17.8
Toowoomba Airport 13.4 = 13.4 in 2013 21 12.7

Highest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
Gympie 14.9 15.7 in 1988* 13.5

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




Summary statistics for spring 2017
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
spring
2017
Mean for
spring
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
spring
2017
Total for
spring
2017
Average
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2017
Fraction of
spring
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.5 +0.5 35.4 30 Nov 25.3 +0.5 23.9 4 Sep 213.4 83.1 high 257%
Coen Airport 33.3 0.0 38.4 30 Nov 20.8 +0.3 14.7 5 Sep 20.6 42.7 average 48%
Horn Island 31.5 +0.5 33.7 15 Nov 25.7 +0.9 23.0 16 Oct 19.8 61.3 average 32%
Scherger RAAF 35.3 -0.2 37.6 30 Oct 22.1 +0.4 17.3 8 Sep 188.6 131.7 high 143%
Weipa Aero 35.7 +0.4 37.9 30 Oct 22.5 +0.8 17.5 8 Sep 52.4 123.8 low 42%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.6 +0.2 33.4 30 Nov 23.6 +1.7 16.8 5 Sep 144.6 105.5 high 137%
Palmerville 35.2 +0.1 38.4 10 Oct 18.8 -0.3 10.8 6 Sep 159.6 90.6 high 176%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.4 +0.2 40.7 8 Nov 21.6 +0.2 16.2 7 Sep 58.8 49.0 average 120%
Century Mine 38.0 +0.6 42.3 28 Oct 20.5 -0.2 12.1 18 Sep 156.2 67.4 high 232%
Cloncurry Airport 36.3 +0.5 41.2 19 Nov 20.7 +0.7 11.6 15 Sep 59.4 60.5 average 98%
Julia Creek Airport 37.1 +0.3 42.2 7 Nov 18.6 +0.5 6.5 15 Sep 44.0 40.2 average 109%
Kowanyama Airport 36.3 +0.6 38.8 13 Oct 22.7 +1.0 15.1 7 Sep 95.2 75.3 high 126%
Lake Julius AWS 36.4   41.9 20 Nov 21.6   13.5 17 Sep 111.0
Mornington Island Airport 32.1   36.0 14 Oct 24.1   18.4 2 Sep 215.0
Mount Isa Aero 35.6 +1.4 41.8 6 Nov 18.1 +0.1 7.2 18 Sep 105.4 65.3 high 161%
Normanton Airport 36.3 +0.1 40.8 8 Nov 23.1 +0.1 17.4 6 Sep 38.8 55.9 average 69%
Sweers Island 31.4 -0.2 35.5 8 Nov 24.5 0.0 19.9 2 Sep 225.0 88.2 highest 255%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 35.3 -0.1 40.0 10 Oct 19.6 -0.5 9.4 7 Sep 88.6 81.8 average 108%
Hughenden Airport 34.5 -0.2 39.7 27 Sep 19.6 +0.9 6.6 7 Sep 121.8 73.3 high 166%
Richmond Airport 36.3 +0.5 41.4 30 Oct 18.6 +0.2 5.4 6 Sep 67.8 61.9 average 110%
Richmond Post Office 36.0 +0.8 41.1 11 Oct 19.6 +1.9 6.7 7 Sep 67.0 53.2 high 126%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.9 +0.5 33.1 30 Nov 21.0 +0.4 14.6 5 Sep 340.4 174.8 high 195%
Cairns Racecourse 29.7   32.9 7 Nov 20.1   13.2 5 Sep 369.4
Cape Flattery 30.0 -0.4 32.5 30 Nov 23.6 +0.4 20.4 27 Oct 83.8 55.3 average 152%
Cooktown Airport 29.9 -0.4 33.5 28 Oct 22.9 +0.5 15.7 5 Sep 151.0 94.8 high 159%
Low Isles Lighthouse 30.0 -0.2 33.7 1 Nov 23.6 +0.4 19.6 19 Oct 307.2 171.2 high 179%
Mareeba Airport 29.8 -0.5 36.6 28 Oct 17.6 +0.3 10.8 6 Sep 123.2 67.1 high 184%
Walkamin Research Station 28.4 -0.6 35.0 28 Oct 16.8 +0.1 9.1 6 Sep 232.1 105.4 v high 220%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cowley Beach (Defence) 28.7   31.3 8 Nov 20.1   13.3 6 Sep 702.8
Ingham Composite 29.9 -0.3 34.2 31 Oct 18.7 +0.2 11.6 7 Sep 393.0 213.9 high 184%
Innisfail 28.3 0.0 30.7 8 Nov 20.5 +1.5 14.8 6 Sep 541.8 332.9 high 163%
Innisfail Aerodrome 29.3   32.4 29 Oct 18.3   11.5 6 Sep 556.2
Lucinda Point 26.8 -0.3 29.4 5 Nov 22.9 +0.2 19.0 1 Sep 211.8 133.2 high 159%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.8 -0.1 31.7 29 Oct 19.4 +0.7 12.8 6 Sep
Townsville Aero 29.5 +0.2 33.7 14 Sep 21.0 +0.6 14.5 3 Sep
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.1 -0.3 32.1 14 Sep 22.0 +0.6 15.0 4 Sep 195.0 109.5 high 178%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 30.0 +0.3 34.6 14 Sep 18.7 +0.7 12.4 4 Sep 96.0 81.5 high 118%
Bowen Airport AWS 29.4   32.9 27 Nov 19.6   12.6 7 Sep 92.8
Collinsville Post Office 31.9 +0.1 37.0 7 Oct 17.7 +0.7 9.4 6 Sep 120.7 83.4 high 145%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.4 +0.4 29.8 29 Oct 22.2 +0.5 19.2 4 Sep 139.0 145.8 average 95%
Mackay Aero 28.9 +1.0 32.9 7 Nov 18.4 +0.6 10.6 9 Sep 252.0 145.7 high 173%
Mackay M.O 28.4 +1.0 33.2 7 Nov 19.8 +0.4 12.8 9 Sep 131.4 150.3 average 87%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 28.2   33.0 31 Oct 17.7   10.0 9 Sep 228.4
Proserpine Airport 30.0 -0.1 34.4 14 Sep 17.2 0.0 9.5 4 Sep 249.2 128.5 high 194%
Samuel Hill Aero 28.1 +0.2 32.8 28 Oct 15.7 +0.7 4.0 15 Sep 300.8 169.0 high 178%
St Lawrence 28.8 0.0 33.0 14 Sep 17.8 +0.2 9.6 15 Sep 349.6 124.2 v high 281%
Williamson 28.9 +0.2 33.2 26 Nov 17.5 +0.5 7.2 9 Sep 106.8 101.1 average 106%
Woolshed 27.0 -0.1 31.0 14 Sep 17.7 +0.4 8.8 7 Sep 275.8 107.7 v high 256%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.1 +0.1 32.2 30 Sep 19.1 +0.3 10.7 8 Sep 286.2 155.5 high 184%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 32.2 -0.1 38.2 28 Oct 18.1 +0.2 10.9 7 Sep 93.2 91.2 average 102%
Moranbah Airport 32.0   38.8 28 Oct 15.7   5.8 7 Sep 125.8
Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 31.3   39.1 28 Sep 16.6   7.0 16 Sep 138.4
Emerald Airport 31.6 +0.3 39.9 28 Sep 16.9 +0.2 9.3 16 Sep 189.8 124.3 high 153%
Lochington 31.9   40.4 28 Sep 15.3   3.9 16 Sep 149.0
Rolleston Airport 30.5   39.6 28 Sep 14.9   4.4 1 Sep 169.0
Springsure Comet St 30.2 -0.1 38.5 28 Sep 15.6 +0.8 5.4 17 Sep 271.4 141.4 v high 192%
Tambo Post Office 31.7 +1.1 38.9 27 Sep 14.9 +1.6 2.0 15 Sep 97.8 103.1 average 95%
Taroom Post Office 30.6 +1.0 40.1 28 Sep 15.5 +1.3 1.9 1 Sep 184.8 160.3 average 115%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 33.3 +1.5 39.9 28 Sep     8.5 6 Sep 63.7 85.6 average 74%
Blackall Airport 33.2 +0.8 40.3 27 Sep 16.9 +0.6 4.0 5 Sep 63.0 98.9 average 64%
Isisford Post Office 34.1 +1.4 41.0 27 Sep 16.7 +0.4 5.9 16 Sep 53.8 77.6 average 69%
Longreach Aero 34.4 +0.9 41.5 27 Sep 18.2 +1.7 7.5 15 Sep 41.0 64.2 average 64%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.4 +1.1 40.6 5 Nov 19.3 +0.3 5.1 15 Sep 114.6 50.3 v high 228%
Carters Bore 35.2   40.7 26 Nov 21.5   13.3 7 Sep 18.0
New May Downs 35.1   40.3 27 Oct 20.6   12.7 15 Sep 39.6
The Monument Airport 35.5 +0.8 41.3 5 Nov 18.3 +0.4 4.4 15 Sep 32.0 52.5 average 61%
Trepell Airport 35.3 +0.3 41.0 27 Oct 18.8 +0.5 6.9 15 Sep 81.6 48.0 high 170%
Urandangi Aerodrome 36.6   42.3 27 Oct 17.2   2.6 15 Sep 14.8
Winton Airport 35.7 +0.4 41.7 27 Sep 18.7 +0.5 7.0 7 Sep 43.8 50.2 average 87%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 34.3 +0.7 42.1 5 Nov 17.3 +0.2 6.8 6 Sep 25.3 40.5 average 62%
Birdsville Airport 33.4 +0.2 42.8 27 Sep 17.7 +0.4 5.0 15 Sep 38.4 30.3 average 127%
Windorah Airport 33.7   42.3 27 Sep 18.3   5.7 6 Sep 41.0
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 27.7 +0.7 34.1 30 Sep 16.8 +0.5 5.6 15 Sep 655.8 199.7 highest 328%
Gayndah Airport 29.4 -0.5 39.6 28 Sep 15.1 +0.5 4.5 15 Sep 205.2 149.0 high 138%
Gladstone Airport 27.9 +0.4 35.0 27 Oct 18.5 +0.4 10.4 9 Sep 239.2 142.8 high 168%
Gladstone Radar 28.8 +0.4 34.0 27 Oct 19.2 +0.6 13.5 15 Sep 239.6 155.5 high 154%
Lady Elliot Island 26.2 +0.7 28.9 6 Nov 21.1 +0.7 14.5 17 Sep 321.0 165.4 v high 194%
Monto Township 29.0 +0.2 37.4 28 Sep 14.2 +1.1 2.9 8 Sep 302.9 155.3 v high 195%
Rockhampton Aero 30.0 +0.6 36.8 30 Sep 18.0 +1.2 8.9 9 Sep 236.0 141.1 v high 167%
Rundle Island 25.0 +0.2 28.4 13 Oct 21.2 +0.2 17.1 15 Sep
Seventeen Seventy 26.3 +0.4 29.8 7 Nov 19.4 +0.3 13.3 15 Sep 413.9 170.9 highest 242%
Thangool Airport 29.6 -0.5 37.1 28 Sep 13.8 +0.6 2.5 15 Sep 271.2 158.4 v high 171%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.4 +0.7 40.1 28 Sep 13.5 +0.5 0.5 9 Sep 224.0 188.4 average 119%
Archerfield Airport 27.7 +0.8 37.0 29 Sep 15.4 +1.2 4.7 15 Sep 316.4 212.9 high 149%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 28.1 +0.1 39.1 28 Sep 13.5 +0.5 1.4 15 Sep 189.6 200.7 average 94%
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.7 +0.4 38.6 28 Sep 15.1 +0.8 6.8 8 Sep 424.0 256.4 high 165%
Brisbane 27.1 +0.1 37.0 29 Sep 16.9 +0.6 8.2 6 Sep 257.4 203.8 high 126%
Brisbane Aero 25.7 +0.2 34.9 29 Sep 16.4 +0.8 7.4 16 Sep 229.2 203.0 average 113%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.7 +1.6 29.9 27 Oct 19.2 +1.4 12.0 15 Sep 205.4 236.6 average 87%
Coolangatta 25.8 +1.2 32.8 30 Sep 16.1 +0.3 3.7 15 Sep 241.4 251.2 average 96%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.8 +1.3 31.7 27 Oct 19.3 +0.8 12.8 15 Sep 392.6 208.4 v high 188%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.8 +0.4 31.7 27 Oct 17.1 +0.2 8.0 15 Sep
Gympie 28.3 +0.1 38.2 29 Sep 14.9 +1.4 2.7 7 Sep
Hervey Bay Airport 26.5 0.0 31.2 30 Sep 17.1 +0.4 2.9 15 Sep 561.4 189.6 v high 296%
Kingaroy Airport 26.9 -0.3 36.7 28 Sep     -1.3 7 Sep 135.0 146.6 average 92%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant     38.4 29 Sep 15.9 +0.9 7.0 9 Sep 330.0 214.2 high 154%
Maryborough 27.9 +0.3 34.7 29 Sep 15.7 +0.6 3.6 15 Sep 557.8 202.6 v high 275%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 27.0   37.0 28 Sep 16.2   7.0 6 Sep 560.2 274.6 v high 204%
Rainbow Beach 26.1 +0.5 33.0 27 Oct       635.8 240.4 highest 264%
Redcliffe 25.7 +0.2 33.7 29 Sep 17.6 +0.7 8.7 15 Sep 227.6 216.6 average 105%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.4   33.6 29 Sep 16.2   7.8 15 Sep 300.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 26.5 +0.8 35.7 28 Sep 16.2 +0.8 3.6 9 Sep 502.6 225.0 highest 223%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.1 +0.6 35.4 28 Sep 17.4 +0.7 8.0 15 Sep 631.8 257.1 highest 246%
University of Queensland Gatton 28.9 +0.9 39.5 28 Sep 13.4 +0.5 1.9 16 Sep 223.2 178.7 high 125%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 22.2 +0.6 31.7 28 Sep 9.8 +1.0 -1.8 16 Sep 214.2 194.7 average 110%
Dalby Airport 28.4 +0.3 37.8 28 Sep 12.5 +0.2 -0.2 9 Sep 131.4 159.9 average 82%
Oakey Aero 27.1 +0.6 37.1 28 Sep 12.0 +1.0 -0.8 15 Sep 114.6 164.4 low 70%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 22.8 +0.3 32.6 28 Sep 9.0 +0.3 -4.3 8 Sep 198.4 196.0 average 101%
Texas Post Office 28.2 +0.6 36.0 28 Sep 12.6 +1.1 -0.3 15 Sep 180.4 167.6 average 108%
Toowoomba Airport 24.3 0.0 34.9 28 Sep 13.4 +0.7 4.8 15 Sep 177.4 175.9 average 101%
Warwick 26.3 +0.5 36.6 28 Sep 10.9 +0.5 -1.9 15 Sep
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 29.3 +0.1 39.5 28 Sep 13.6 -0.1 0.2 10 Sep 134.8 122.2 average 110%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 29.4 +0.3 40.1 27 Sep 13.2 +0.9 -0.2 1 Sep 235.2 147.9 v high 159%
Mitchell Post Office 30.2 +1.2 40.0 27 Sep 12.9 +0.9 -1.3 1 Sep 163.8 127.7 high 128%
Roma Airport 30.1 +0.6 40.9 27 Sep 13.3 -0.1 -0.5 1 Sep 162.8 137.8 high 118%
St George Airport 29.2 -0.3 40.4 27 Sep 14.5 +0.1 1.6 1 Sep 178.0 131.9 high 135%
Surat 29.5 +0.6 40.0 27 Sep 14.1 +0.7 0.6 1 Sep 164.6 133.0 high 124%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 31.5 +1.9 40.7 27 Sep 15.5 +1.4 2.5 1 Sep 41.8 102.8 low 41%
Cunnamulla Post Office 30.7 +1.3 40.7 27 Sep 16.0 +1.4 5.0 15 Sep 56.4 73.9 average 76%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 32.3 +0.2 42.4 27 Sep 17.4 +0.3 5.8 4 Sep 63.6 45.2 average 141%
Thargomindah Airport 31.3 +0.2 42.5 27 Sep 17.4 +0.7 4.7 6 Sep 63.6 58.3 average 109%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 26.0 +0.5 28.3 6 Nov 20.5 +0.5 17.5 8 Sep 129.4 148.4 average 87%
Willis Island 29.0 +0.4 31.1 27 Nov 24.5 +0.8 21.3 19 Oct 125.6 77.5 high 162%
Note: From 2017, information about Macquarie Island can be found in the climate summary for the Remote Islands and Antarctica

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 12 pm on Friday 1 December 2017. 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.

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