Queensland in winter 2016: a wet season in the west; warm nights  overall

Queensland had its second-wettest winter on record. Large areas of western Queensland, parts of central Queensland and the north tropical coast had the wettest winter on record. Mean minimum temperatures were the second-warmest on record, while mean maximum temperatures were also above average.

A very wet winter

  • Queensland had its second-wettest winter on record in 2016, ahead of 1950 but behind 1912
  • Around 11% of the State had its wettest winter on record
  • Numerous sites had their highest winter rainfall on record, including Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Charleville, Barcaldine, Longreach and Muttaburra
  • Many locations had their highest daily winter rainfall on record, mainly on 16 and 17 July when a deepening surface trough near the central coast produced heavy falls across central Queensland and the Capricorn coast

Cool winter days in the central west

Warm winter nights across the State

Flooding throughout winter

  • On the 19th of June, heavy rainfall extended inland of the southern Queensland coast. River level rises were recorded in the areas of heaviest rainfall, with flood warnings issued for several catchments in central southern and southeast Queensland in June. Flash flooding affected parts of the southeast Queensland on the 19th of June.
  • In July, significant rainfall throughout the month resulted in moderate flood levels recorded along the Mackenzie and Isaac River catchments during the second week of July. Moderate flood levels were recorded at Winton on the Western River which flowed downstream during the second half of July.
  • Moderate flood levels moving down the Diamantina and Thomson Rivers following heavy rainfall in July, continued into August. Moderate rainfall reported across the southern border country in the third week of August produced minor to moderate flood levels in the Moonie, Macintyre, Dumaresq, Logan and Bullo river catchments.

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Extremes in winter 2016
Hottest day 35.8 °C at Coen Airport on 24 Aug
Warmest days on average 32.1 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest days on average 15.3 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 6.8 °C at Applethorpe on 6 Jul
Coldest night -4.5 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 26 Jun and on 30 Jul
Coolest nights on average 3.6 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 24.9 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 27.0 °C at Coconut Island on 2 Jun
Warmest on average overall 28.5 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 9.9 °C at Applethorpe and at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Wettest overall 889.8 mm at Tully Sugar Mill
Wettest day 310.8 mm at Pacific Heights on 17 Jul
Strongest wind gust 107 km/h at Inner Reciprocal Marker on 19 Jun
107 km/h at Double Island Point Lighthouse on 4 Aug

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile 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 winter daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Clermont Post Office 118.0 on 16 Jul 99.1 on 9 Jun 1912 139
Pacific Heights 310.8 on 17 Jul 200.4 on 4 Jun 1988 125
Yamburgan 117.4 on 4 Jun 89.2 on 23 Aug 1930 119
Capella Post Office 115.6 on 16 Jul 97.5 on 4 Jun 1923 118
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 151.0 on 16 Jul =151.0 on 30 Aug 1998 106
Mulga Downs 75.2 on 19 Jun 69.4 on 3 Jun 2008 103
Chatsworth 56.0 on 19 Jun 55.4 on 29 Jun 1935 102
Zara Station 85.0 on 15 Jul 77.2 on 18 Jun 2007 97
Byfield Childs Road 289.0 on 17 Jul 180.8 on 16 Jun 1929 89
Mount Wilkin 117.2 on 16 Jul 91.4 on 4 Jun 1923 88
Koumala Hatfields Road 193.0 on 16 Jul 171.2 on 1 Jul 1921 83
Rockhampton Aero 136.8 on 17 Jul 80.0 on 11 Jun 2006 78
Karmoo 112.6 on 16 Jul 97.4 on 23 Aug 1988 70
Whyenbah 105.0 on 4 Jun 85.0 on 19 Jun 1983 65
Broadmeadows 143.8 on 17 Jul 103.9 on 23 Jun 1956 61
Rosehill 94.4 on 4 Jun 67.0 on 26 Jul 2001 60
Werrington Station 75.0 on 15 Jul =75.0 on 6 Jun 1990 58
Carinya 104.0 on 17 Jul 73.0 on 11 Aug 2010 56
Orkabie West Hill 279.0 on 16 Jul 268.0 on 30 Aug 1998 56
Juanita 95.0 on 16 Jul 77.6 on 22 Aug 1988 54
Carmila Beach Road 255.6 on 16 Jul 170.6 on 5 Jul 1988 53
Weona 129.8 on 19 Jul 80.4 on 10 Jul 1978 53
Ballandean Post Office 55.8 on 24 Aug 47.8 on 29 Jul 1983 50
Wansey Downs 118.6 on 19 Jun 72.2 on 1 Jun 1981 50
Talagai 117.0 on 16 Jul 82.0 on 20 Jun 1975 49
Oxley 182.0 on 20 Jun 124.5 on 7 Jul 1973 45
Belgamba 250.0 on 16 Jul 185.6 on 5 Jul 1988 44
Girraween Nat Park 48.0 on 20 Jun 45.0 on 19 Jul 1998 44
Mystery Park 131.2 on 16 Jul 74.2 on 23 Aug 1988 44
Lucknow 138.0 on 16 Jul 85.0 on 3 Jun 1985 43
Mountain View 71.4 on 16 Jul 59.0 on 10 Jul 1978 43
New Moon Station 77.0 on 20 Jun 61.0 on 11 Aug 2010 43
Sunbury 65.5 on 19 Jun 59.0 on 21 Jul 1981 43
Cairo 150.0 on 16 Jul 78.0 on 23 Aug 1988 42
Wallen 60.8 on 19 Jun 59.8 on 16 Aug 2014 42
Fairbairn Dam 116.0 on 16 Jul 104.5 on 23 Aug 1988 41
MIM Rifle Creek 66.0 on 18 Jul 60.0 on 10 Jul 1978 36
Warida 65.2 on 24 Aug 62.0 on 26 Jul 2001 36
Hillview Station 93.0 on 15 Jul 83.8 on 18 Jun 2007 34
Green Hills 59.2 on 15 Jul 49.5 on 23 Jul 2008 31
Svendsen Beach 208.6 on 17 Jul 130.0 on 4 Jun 1988 29
Frankfield Station 105.0 on 16 Jul 73.4 on 23 Aug 1988 28
Morayfield Mark St 176.6 on 5 Jun 113.0 on 5 Jun 1988 27
Emerald Airport 112.8 on 16 Jul 60.2 on 24 Jul 2008 25
Miva 112.0 on 20 Jun 75.0 on 28 Aug 2011 24
Wyora 62.0 on 20 Jul 57.0 on 18 Jun 2007 24
Springfield 71.6 on 24 Aug 57.4 on 2 Jun 2012 23
Warwick 67.6 on 20 Jun 49.0 on 1 Jul 1999 23
Yeppoon The Esplanade 252.2 on 17 Jul 63.0 on 11 Aug 2010 23
Toowoomba Airport 41.2 on 20 Jun 37.2 on 22 Aug 2002 21
Tulmur 73.0 on 19 Jul 61.6 on 20 Jun 2005 21
Koondoo 86.0 on 19 Jun 39.0 on 26 Jun 2007 20
Mungar Gayndah St 102.5 on 20 Jun 99.0 on 4 Jun 2002 20
Point Lookout 116.0 on 5 Jun 98.5 on 6 Jun 2007 20
Warilda 63.0 on 19 Jun 55.0 on 14 Jun 2005 20



Record highest winter total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Muttaburra 201.5 193.5 in 1912 132 48.2
Barcaldine Post Office 245.2 242.8 in 1978 130 64.0
Pacific Heights 638.0 614.5 in 1910 126 152.3
Holmleigh 197.2 196.4 in 2007 117 44.2
Belmont 203.2 169.8 in 1912 111 33.8
Mount McConnell 187.7 180.4 in 1936 106 55.3
Rockhampton Aero 376.6 326.0 in 1950 78 98.4
Upper Stone Exelby 209.8 176.6 in 1969 76 74.9
Charleville Aero 247.0 210.9 in 1950 75 71.3
Mount Jukes 433.0 420.0 in 1988 68 144.2
Longreach Aero 262.4 140.8 in 1978 62 49.8
Whyenbah 224.6 207.6 in 1998 61 83.8
Elphinstone Pocket No1 310.5 294.6 in 1998 60 113.0
Rosehill 241.6 188.8 in 1998 60 75.4
Juanita 260.4 188.2 in 1966 50 60.2
Wansey Downs 273.8 219.2 in 1978 49 70.1
Hawkins Creek 437.6 425.0 in 2005 46 214.1
Jochmus 165.6 146.0 in 1993 46 49.3
Eton Vale 158.6 119.2 in 1998 43 44.3
Mystery Park 321.8 254.6 in 2012 40 90.4
Oakington 310.2 261.4 in 1988 39 107.9
Eastmere 190.5 163.6 in 1984 37 48.2
Albro Station 195.5 182.5 in 1984 36 54.5
Yaramulla Station 100.7 60.6 in 1993 35 18.5
Lochinvar 186.5 165.2 in 1984 33 78.7
Proserpine Airport 298.6 254.8 in 1998 33 92.5
Alderley Station 195.4 114.7 in 1920 29 28.5
Warida 252.8 222.2 in 1978 29 78.8
Phosphate Hill 89.4 78.6 in 1978 28 21.1
Allambie 166.2 140.4 in 1984 27 63.4
Cooby Creek Dam 154.6 148.2 in 2007 25 85.7
Emerald Airport 261.8 185.1 in 1998 24 73.4
Frankfield Station 209.0 200.0 in 1998 24 59.0
Lloyona 193.2 148.4 in 1998 23 71.9
Cloncurry Airport 98.4 42.6 in 1998 22 15.5
Gairloch 285.4 244.8 in 2005 22 139.8
Gladstone Airport 274.6 206.0 in 2007 22 107.2
Warwick 220.2 193.1 in 1998 22 93.4
Wyora 232.6 142.0 in 2007 22 35.6
Yeppoon The Esplanade 545.6 249.0 in 1998 22 139.5

Highest winter total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
winter
Isisford Post Office 257.4 328.1 in 1886 54.6
Evesham Station 236.1 237.2 in 1886* 44.1
Cardwell Marine Pde 287.4 295.6 in 1893* 108.8
Aramac Post Office 216.8 =216.8 in 1912* 57.2
Blackall Township 232.0 244.9 in 1933 68.4
Tambo Post Office 240.6 =240.6 in 1933 75.2
Yaamba 367.1 447.7 in 1933 102.0
Mount Larcom Post Office 300.5 405.8 in 1933* 113.0
Glenlands 278.0 522.7 in 1933* 95.9
Camooweal Township 86.8 125.2 in 1944* 18.5
Alpha Post Office 213.8 288.4 in 1950 74.9
Anakie Richardson St 260.3 265.1 in 1950 82.6
Bollon Mary St 206.4 261.9 in 1950 80.6
Clermont Post Office 236.1 257.8 in 1950 78.0
Mungallala 259.6 421.8 in 1950* 80.7
Riverslea TM 275.0 303.6 in 1933* 84.3
Gillespie 219.0 236.8 in 1950* 71.4
Mt Douglas 216.2 219.4 in 1950* 60.0
Yangan Post Office 204.6 275.2 in 1965 107.7
Bogarella 199.5 305.4 in 1950* 86.8
Spring Creek Station 206.0 267.3 in 1966* 78.2
Strathmore 166.7 276.6 in 1956* 62.1
Harrisville Mary Street 272.7 318.3 in 1967* 110.3
Mossman South Alchera Drive 251.2 278.2 in 1969* 127.4
Burdekin Shire Council 139.8 140.7 in 1971* 62.0
Mitchell Post Office 196.0 197.9 in 1973 91.5
Boothulla 182.7 295.7 in 1920* 69.5
Belvedere 224.4 253.5 in 1978 80.3
Carmila Beach Road 473.0 474.8 in 1967* 109.6
Somerby 208.5 219.0 in 1978 75.5
Boulia Airport 119.6 126.0 in 1978* 26.7
Augathella Post Office 219.6 276.8 in 1978* 81.6
Trinidad 156.7 165.0 in 1978* 48.8
Whynot Station 120.0 134.8 in 1978* 48.4
Carnarvon Station 225.8 267.0 in 1978* 87.1
Morven Post Office 249.6 252.4 in 1978* 84.0
Wyseby 251.8 252.4 in 1978* 84.9
Alderley 365.4 419.8 in 1983 157.3
Injune Post Office 198.8 230.2 in 1984 85.5
Jambin Post Office 178.8 204.3 in 1985* 87.9
Wharton Creek Station 207.0 230.8 in 1984* 80.7
Glenormiston 76.0 85.0 in 1986* 21.7
Amberley AMO 259.4 289.0 in 1988 114.6
Durrandella 201.2 215.6 in 1984* 64.5
Hecate 260.0 311.4 in 1988 79.1
Maroon Dam 343.2 367.7 in 1988 113.4
Peakvale Station 237.0 240.5 in 1984* 69.5
Rosedale Post Office 294.2 302.7 in 1988 137.8
Springbrook Road 629.3 711.2 in 1988 282.8
Tarome 325.2 410.2 in 1988 120.5
Bingil Bay 535.6 683.2 in 1987* 331.0
Broadmeadows 355.8 374.8 in 1988* 120.6
Canungra Finch Road 386.0 524.4 in 1988* 174.6
Maclean Bridge 249.4 326.4 in 1988* 124.7
Moogerah Dam 284.6 397.2 in 1988* 123.6
Mt Tamborine Fern St 551.6 661.0 in 1988* 239.6
Queen Mary Falls 365.2 381.6 in 1988* 174.9
Gladstone Radar 259.0 299.2 in 1988* 106.9
Moyola 182.8 218.9 in 1988* 93.6
Ulcanbah 128.3 150.4 in 1988* 48.2
Victoria Sugar Mill 234.4 258.9 in 1990 120.2
Willis Island 298.8 403.8 in 1988* 118.7
Archerfield Airport 308.2 386.4 in 1988* 153.1
Ingham Composite 251.7 266.6 in 1990* 121.4
Mantuan Downs 244.6 277.3 in 1984* 80.3
Plane Creek Sugar Mill 409.4 451.6 in 1988* 121.4
Pleystowe Sugar Mill 323.3 451.0 in 1988* 123.4
Farleigh Co-op Sugar Mill 350.4 479.6 in 1988* 137.2
Mount Charlton 317.0 376.0 in 1988* 119.0
Mt Berryman 193.0 304.2 in 1988* 118.5
Carneys Creek The Ranch 420.0 434.2 in 1988* 128.7
Cunninghams Gap National Park 285.0 526.8 in 1988* 152.0
Hamilton Island 350.4 611.1 in 1988* 199.6
Macknade Sugar Mill 278.2 281.8 in 1990* 142.1
Lucinda Point 178.0 212.8 in 1990* 86.3
Highvale 341.8 448.2 in 1983* 155.0
Mt Alford 234.5 277.0 in 1967* 118.4
Bungaban TM 157.8 212.3 in 1933* 95.9
Gatton Allan Street 143.7 238.6 in 1988* 105.3

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




Record highest winter temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Seventeen Seventy 27.4 on 10 Jun 26.9 on 14 Jul 1995 30 21.8



Record lowest winter daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Isisford Post Office 10.2 on 15 Jul = 10.2 on 7 Jul 2010 58 23.6
Mitchell Post Office 9.0 on 14 Jul = 9.0 on 28 Jul 1986 47 20.3
Lucinda Point 17.5 on 15 Jul 17.8 on 21 Jun 2007 28 23.6
Roma Airport 8.6 on 14 Jul 9.1 on 20 Jun 2007 25 21.0
Cloncurry Airport 11.4 on 14 Jul 13.4 on 10 Jun 2011 24 27.1



Record highest winter mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Lockhart River Airport 28.6 28.5 in 2009 50 27.4
Sunshine Coast Airport 22.5 22.4 in 2013 21 21.5

Highest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
winter
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.8 21.2 in 1910 19.5



Lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
winter
Longreach Aero 22.4 21.6 in 1989 24.5



Record highest winter daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Low Isles Lighthouse 25.0 on 1 Jun 24.6 on 2 Jun 1995 49 20.8
Brisbane Aero 19.0 on 24 Aug 18.7 on 25 Aug 2009 23 9.8
Coconut Island 27.0 on 2 Jun = 27.0 on 18 Jun 2002 20 24.0



Record highest winter mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Boulia Airport 11.9 11.5 in 1996 118 8.8
Isisford Post Office 10.7 10.4 in 1973 100 7.5
Barcaldine Post Office 11.9 11.6 in 1993 96 8.8
Collinsville Post Office 12.9 12.6 in 1998 57 10.0
Mackay M.O 15.7 15.6 in 2010 56 13.7
Mackay Aero 14.3 13.9 in 2005 30 11.9
Thangool Airport 8.2 7.9 in 1998 24 6.3
Emerald Airport 11.4 11.3 in 1993 23 9.7
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 11.2 10.8 in 2009 23 9.4
Brisbane Aero 11.7 11.4 in 1998 22 9.8
Yeppoon The Esplanade 14.1 14.0 in 2005 21 12.7

Highest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
winter
Amberley AMO 8.3 9.7 in 1973 6.2
Charleville Aero 8.4 8.7 in 1973 5.2
Injune Post Office 6.6 7.6 in 1973 4.0
Taroom Post Office 8.3 9.0 in 1973 6.0
Oakey Aero 6.2 6.8 in 1973* 3.5
Cunnamulla Post Office 8.8 9.2 in 1973* 6.6
Monto Township 8.2 8.8 in 1973* 6.2
Charters Towers Airport 13.7 13.8 in 1993 12.2
Longreach Aero 10.3 10.8 in 1993 7.9
Rockhampton Aero 12.9 =12.9 in 1993 10.5
Tambo Post Office 7.4 =7.4 in 1993 4.5
Mount Isa Aero 11.1 11.2 in 1995 9.6

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




Record highest winter mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 18.0 = 18.0 in 2013 106 16.6
Mackay M.O 19.4 19.0 in 2010 56 17.8
Monto Township 15.5 15.4 in 2015 42 14.0
Archerfield Airport 16.5 = 16.5 in 1998 41 15.0
Mackay Aero 19.3 18.7 in 2015 30 17.5
Coolangatta 16.5 = 16.5 in 1996 27 15.8
Proserpine Airport 19.6 = 19.6 in 2010 26 18.3
Brisbane Aero 16.6 16.4 in 2013 22 15.5
Sunshine Coast Airport 16.7 = 16.7 in 2013 21 15.9
Yeppoon The Esplanade 18.1 17.9 in 2013 21 17.2
Tewantin RSL Park 17.4 = 17.4 in 2013 20 16.7

Highest winter mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
winter
Amberley AMO 15.3 15.8 in 1973 14.0
Oakey Aero 12.8 13.3 in 1973* 11.4
Gold Coast Seaway 17.7 17.8 in 1993 17.0
Lady Elliot Island 20.4 20.5 in 1993* 19.4
Warwick 12.2 12.8 in 1995* 11.2

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




Summary statistics for winter 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2016
Mean for
winter
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2016
Total for
winter
2016
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2016
Fraction of
winter
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.1 +2.3 34.7 19 Jun 24.9 +0.9 22.8 13 Aug 99.4 60.1 high 165%
Coen Airport 30.5 +1.0 35.8 24 Aug 18.4 +1.0 9.0 6 Jun 5.8 7.3 average 79%
Horn Island 30.1 +1.0 32.0 28 Jun 24.2 +0.9 18.1 7 Jun 51.8 30.5 high 170%
Scherger RAAF 31.8 +0.4 35.5 24 Aug 20.2 +1.0 13.1 6 Jun 3.8 15.9 low 24%
Weipa Aero 32.0 +0.6 34.4 23 Aug 20.2 +1.1 13.5 6 Jun 4.6 10.6 average 43%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 28.6 +1.2 31.7 25 Aug 21.4 +1.8 13.7 6 Jun 69.0 131.5 low 52%
Palmerville 31.2 +0.9 34.0 23 Jul 16.3 +1.6 9.6 5 Aug 5.8 20.2 average 29%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 29.9 +0.4 34.8 23 Jul 15.7 +0.8 8.3 4 Aug 39.8 9.0 high 442%
Century Mine 29.8 +0.6 35.3 8 Jun 13.8 +0.6 7.0 29 Jun 28.2 10.1 high 279%
Cloncurry Airport 26.1 -1.0 33.4 8 Jun 13.1 +1.6 4.9 30 Jun 98.4 15.5 highest 635%
Julia Creek Airport 27.1 -0.8 35.2 8 Jun 11.1 +1.8 2.9 30 Jun 139.8 34.2 high 409%
Kowanyama Airport 31.3 +0.1 35.0 23 Aug 18.0 +2.1 11.2 17 Jul 49.2 9.4 v high 523%
Lake Julius AWS 27.2   34.0 8 Jun 14.6   8.0 30 Jun 50.4


Mornington Island Airport 26.8   30.9 17 Jun 18.1   12.9 15 Jul 8.0


Mount Isa Aero 25.9 +0.2 34.3 8 Jun 11.1 +1.5 2.1 30 Jun



Normanton Airport 30.3 0.0 34.3 24 Jun 17.5 +1.1 10.6 15 Jul 35.6 8.7 high 409%
Sweers Island 26.4 +0.4 30.4 24 Aug 19.0 +0.8 12.4 15 Jul 17.6 9.6 high 183%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 29.4 +0.3 32.6 24 Aug 15.6 +2.1 8.6 6 Jun 76.0 23.7 high 321%
Hughenden Airport 26.5 -0.1 33.7 9 Jun 12.3 +2.3 2.8 4 Aug 164.4 45.6 high 361%
Richmond Airport 26.8 -0.7 33.8 8 Jun 11.3 +1.7 3.6 29 Jun 154.0 33.6 v high 458%
Richmond Post Office 26.7 -0.2 34.0 8 Jun 11.9 +2.4 4.7 7 Jul 156.3 29.8 v high 524%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 27.2 +1.1 29.8 24 Jun 19.4 +2.0 13.7 5 Aug 192.8 104.4 v high 185%
Cairns Racecourse 26.9   30.7 24 Jun 18.5   12.3 5 Aug 178.2


Cape Flattery 28.0 +1.1 31.6 4 Jun 22.5 +1.3 18.0 6 Jun 79.0 99.0 low 80%
Cooktown Airport 27.5 +0.9 32.0 4 Jun 20.1 +1.6 12.8 7 Aug 104.8 77.0 average 136%
Low Isles Lighthouse 26.4 +0.4 30.4 24 Aug 22.2 +1.4 19.5 7 Aug 217.2 137.3 high 158%
Mareeba Airport 26.5 +1.1 32.5 26 Aug 15.7 +1.5 10.3 5 Jun 25.2 26.3 average 96%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 25.4 +0.1 28.2 27 Aug 17.7 +3.4 10.2 5 Aug 287.4 108.8 v high 264%
Ingham Composite     32.0 24 Aug 16.5 +2.1 9.5 6 Aug 251.7 121.4 v high 207%
Innisfail 25.4 +0.8 28.9 24 Jun 18.4 +2.7 12.1 5 Aug 635.8 443.6 high 143%
Lucinda Point 24.0 +0.4 28.3 10 Jun 19.7 +1.1 13.0 16 Jul 178.0 86.3 v high 206%
South Johnstone Exp Stn 25.5 +1.0 30.3 24 Jun 17.9 +2.4 10.7 5 Aug 703.0 358.1 v high 196%
Townsville Aero 26.5 +0.9 29.8 13 Jul 16.8 +2.5 10.4 8 Jul 133.6 52.2 v high 256%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 25.1 +0.4 28.2 24 Aug 16.6 +1.6 9.4 4 Aug 191.8 60.4 v high 318%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 26.2 +0.6 32.2 10 Jun 14.8 +2.4 7.7 29 Jun 132.2 53.0 v high 249%
Bowen Airport AWS 25.8   29.6 10 Jun 16.0   6.3 28 Aug 159.8


Collinsville Post Office 25.9 +0.2 31.5 10 Jun 12.9 +2.9 4.1 29 Jun 192.8 65.6 v high 294%
Hamilton Island Airport 23.1 +1.0 28.4 24 Jun 19.2 +1.0 14.8 15 Jul 363.6 138.4 v high 263%
Mackay Aero 24.3 +1.2 29.8 24 Aug 14.3 +2.4 5.7 29 Jun 252.6 132.4 high 191%
Mackay M.O 23.1 +1.2 28.9 5 Jul 15.7 +2.0 8.4 28 Aug 277.6 135.1 v high 205%
Proserpine Airport 25.3 +0.4 31.6 24 Jun 14.0 +2.2 5.2 4 Aug 298.6 92.5 highest 323%
Samuel Hill Aero 23.5 +0.6 27.8 24 Jun 12.2 +2.0 3.4 29 Jun 420.6 215.6 v high 195%
St Lawrence 24.7 +0.4 30.5 10 Jun 13.2 +1.7 5.6 7 Jul 368.8 124.4 v high 296%
Williamson 24.3 +0.1 29.7 10 Jun 12.8 +2.2 5.1 7 Jul 282.0 111.8 v high 252%
Woolshed     28.9 10 Jun 13.2 +1.8 2.5 29 Jun 48.6 70.9 average 69%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 22.1 +0.3 29.1 24 Aug 14.1 +1.4 5.9 29 Jun 545.6 139.5 highest 391%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 25.7 +0.2 33.5 24 Aug 13.7 +1.5 5.7 30 Jun 130.6 58.8 high 222%
Moranbah Airport 24.4   31.2 9 Jun 10.9   2.6 7 Jul 218.6


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 23.7   30.6 9 Jun 10.9   2.9 26 Jun 233.0


Clermont Airport 23.5   31.3 9 Jun 9.6   1.8 28 Aug 284.8


Emerald Airport 23.6 -0.4 31.9 9 Jun 11.4 +1.7 4.8 29 Jun 261.8 73.4 highest 357%
Springsure Comet St 22.3 -0.5 30.5 9 Jun 9.6 +2.5 1.2 28 Jun



Tambo Post Office 21.3 -0.8 29.5 9 Jun 7.4 +2.9 -0.5 29 Jun 240.6 75.2 v high 320%
Taroom Post Office 22.3 +0.4 33.0 9 Jun 8.3 +2.3 0.3 26 Jun 167.3 98.1 high 171%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office 23.0 -0.5 30.8 9 Jun 11.9 +3.1 4.8 7 Jul 245.2 64.0 highest 383%
Blackall Airport 21.6 -1.9 29.7 9 Jun 9.5 +2.1 1.0 6 Jul



Isisford Post Office 22.5 -1.1 30.2 8 Jun 10.7 +3.2 2.3 6 Jul 257.4 54.6 v high 471%
Longreach Aero 22.4 -2.1 31.6 8 Jun 10.3 +2.4 3.1 7 Jul 262.4 49.8 highest 527%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 27.1 +0.4 35.3 8 Jun 12.0 +2.2 2.8 4 Aug 86.8 18.5 v high 469%
Carters Bore 24.7   33.5 8 Jun 13.7   7.3 15 Jul 84.0


New May Downs 25.4   33.9 8 Jun 13.2   6.8 7 Jul 81.8


The Monument Airport 23.9 -1.1 34.1 8 Jun 10.7 +2.6 3.2 6 Jul 128.8 22.9 v high 562%
Trepell Airport 24.0 -1.4 33.6 8 Jun 11.5 +2.6 4.7 28 Jun 83.8 19.7 v high 425%
Urandangi Aerodrome 25.1   35.1 8 Jun 10.0   2.1 5 Aug 140.4


Winton Airport 24.1 -1.8 33.8 8 Jun 10.9 +1.6 4.0 30 Jun 203.4 48.2 v high 422%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie Police Station 22.7 -1.0 33.1 8 Jun 10.2 +2.0 3.6 29 Jun 101.7 28.9 v high 352%
Birdsville Airport 22.1 -0.5 31.7 22 Jul 9.7 +1.9 3.0 3 Aug 32.8 17.9 average 183%
Boulia Airport 23.6 -0.4 34.7 8 Jun 11.9 +3.1 5.0 29 Jun 119.6 26.7 v high 448%
Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 23.3 +0.6 28.4 23 Jul 12.1 +1.2 5.5 28 Aug 226.8 127.1 high 178%
Gayndah Airport 23.5 +0.2 31.3 9 Jun 9.5 +1.6 1.4 26 Jun 107.2 81.6 average 131%
Gladstone Airport 23.8 +0.4 28.4 10 Jun 13.6 +1.0 6.6 27 Aug 274.6 107.2 highest 256%
Gladstone Radar 23.7 +0.3 28.0 10 Jun 14.9 +0.9 7.6 28 Jun 259.0 106.9 v high 242%
Lady Elliot Island 22.9 +1.3 26.8 23 Aug 17.9 +0.8 9.9 28 Aug 219.4 239.3 average 92%
Monto Township 22.7 +1.0 30.2 9 Jun 8.2 +2.0 -1.2 26 Jun 135.4 99.9 high 136%
Rockhampton Aero 24.3 +0.5 30.1 10 Jun 12.9 +2.4 4.9 29 Jun 376.6 98.4 highest 383%
Rundle Island 21.4 +0.4 25.4 24 Jun 17.1 +0.5 10.5 28 Jun



Seventeen Seventy 22.0 +0.2 27.4 10 Jun     7.4 28 Jun 322.3 154.5 v high 209%
Thangool Airport 23.5 -0.3 29.7 9 Jun 8.2 +1.9 0.8 26 Jun 153.4 84.5 high 182%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.3 +0.5 29.4 23 Jul 8.3 +2.1 0.1 3 Jul 259.4 114.6 v high 226%
Archerfield Airport 22.3 +0.6 29.2 23 Jul 10.6 +2.3 3.5 3 Jul 308.2 153.1 v high 201%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.1   28.8 23 Jul 8.0   -0.3 26 Jun 200.8


Beerburrum Forest Station 22.1 0.0 29.6 23 Jul 10.8 +1.0 4.6 26 Jun 360.8 187.4 high 193%
Brisbane 22.3 0.0 29.1 23 Jul 12.4 +1.6 6.6 26 Jun 323.8 133.0 v high 243%
Brisbane Aero 21.5 +0.2 29.5 23 Jul 11.7 +1.9 4.6 26 Jun 206.4 141.4 high 146%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.8 +1.3 24.5 23 Jul 15.1 +1.3 8.4 28 Jun 342.6 326.9 average 105%
Coolangatta 21.7 +0.7 29.6 23 Jul 11.4 +0.8 3.3 26 Jun 576.6 276.7 v high 208%
Gold Coast Seaway 22.0 +0.5 28.9 23 Jul 13.4 +0.8 6.6 26 Jun 365.2 231.7 high 158%
Gympie 22.9 +0.5 30.2 23 Jul 9.0 +1.9 0.3 26 Jun 149.6 153.3 average 98%
Hervey Bay Airport 22.8 +0.7 27.2 10 Jun 11.6 +0.8 4.4 28 Jul 171.4 188.5 average 91%
Jimna Forestry 18.8 +0.2 27.5 9 Jun 7.7 +1.6 -2.3 26 Jun 23.2 112.0 v low 21%
Kingaroy Airport 20.1 -0.1 27.2 22 Jul 6.4 +1.9 -2.6 26 Jun 147.0 99.8 high 147%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.1 +0.2 29.3 23 Jul 11.2 +1.8 4.3 26 Jun 248.6 156.3 high 159%
Maryborough 23.7 +1.1 30.1 23 Jul 10.4 +1.0 3.4 2 Jul 192.0 160.8 average 119%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 22.2   30.0 23 Jul 11.6   3.9 26 Jun



Point Lookout 21.7 +0.1 27.9 23 Jul 14.9 +0.8 8.0 28 Jun 326.3 339.4 average 96%
Rainbow Beach 22.1 +0.5 27.3 23 Jul      
341.8 284.6 high 120%
Redcliffe 21.4 +0.3 29.7 23 Jul 12.7 +1.1 5.6 26 Jun



Redland (Alexandra Hills) 21.2   28.4 23 Jul 11.9   6.0 26 Jun 238.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 22.5 +1.0 31.4 23 Jul 10.9 +0.6 3.1 26 Jun 331.6 272.3 high 122%
Tewantin RSL Park 22.3 +0.7 30.4 23 Jul 12.5 +0.7 4.7 26 Jun 265.0 289.8 average 91%
University of Queensland Gatton 21.9 +0.5 31.5 9 Jun 8.8 +2.0 0.3 1 Aug 125.8 105.8 high 119%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 15.3 +0.6 22.5 9 Jun 4.5 +1.8 -4.1 26 Jun 222.4 124.9 v high 178%
Dalby Airport 20.3 -0.2 31.1 9 Jun 6.5 +1.8 -2.5 26 Jun 94.6 79.8 average 119%
Oakey Aero 19.4 +0.1 29.9 9 Jun 6.2 +2.7 -2.4 3 Jul 134.0 86.9 high 154%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 16.1 +0.5 23.7 9 Jun 3.6 +1.7 -4.5 26 Jun 223.6 138.6 high 161%
Texas Post Office 19.2 -0.5 25.5 9 Jun 6.5 +2.2 -1.2 30 Jul 178.6 116.6 high 153%
Toowoomba Airport 17.3 0.0 27.9 9 Jun 8.1 +0.9 0.4 26 Jun 204.8 99.7 v high 205%
Warwick 18.5 -0.2 27.3 9 Jun 5.8 +2.1 -2.6 1 Aug 220.2 93.4 highest 236%
West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 20.4 -0.6 31.2 9 Jun 7.0 +1.8 -1.1 3 Jul 147.4 94.4 high 156%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 20.9 0.0 32.1 9 Jun 6.6 +2.6 -2.2 3 Jul 198.8 85.5 v high 233%
Mitchell Post Office 20.3 0.0 29.7 9 Jun 6.1 +2.4 -1.9 29 Jun 196.0 91.5 v high 214%
Roma Airport 20.6 -0.4 31.9 9 Jun 6.6 +2.0 -2.1 29 Jun 132.0 77.7 v high 170%
St George Airport 19.1 -1.4 27.4 22 Jul 7.7 +1.8 0.0 30 Jul 165.6 84.2 v high 197%
Surat 19.7 -0.8 29.2 9 Jun 7.5 +2.3 -0.5 29 Jun 190.8 102.8 high 186%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 19.9 -0.6 28.5 22 Jul 8.4 +3.2 0.4 29 Jun 247.0 71.3 highest 346%
Cunnamulla Post Office 19.5 -0.3 27.8 22 Jul 8.8 +2.2 2.9 29 Jun 147.0 66.4 v high 221%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 20.5 -0.9 30.8 8 Jun 9.3 +1.1 3.5 6 Jul 48.4 27.1 high 179%
Thargomindah Airport 19.8 -1.2 28.2 19 Aug 9.2 +1.8 3.2 26 Jul 76.0 40.3 high 189%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Frederick Reef 24.2   27.0 24 Jun 21.7   17.0 26 Aug



Middle Percy Island 22.3 +1.3 26.7 10 Jun 17.6 +1.0 12.0 28 Jun 328.8 163.8 v high 201%
Willis Island 27.2 +0.9 29.1 3 Jun 23.3 +1.1 19.7 7 Aug 298.8 118.7 v high 252%

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 10 am on Thursday 1 September 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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