Queensland in autumn 2019: wetter than usual in western to central inland parts

Rainfall was well above average from western to central inland Queensland, parts of the southwest, the southern interior and about the far north. Overall, mean maximum temperatures were above to well above average in southern and the southeast coast of Queensland as well as in parts of the western Cape and Gulf Country. Autumn mean minimum temperatures were the fifth-warmest on record for the State as a whole.

Well above average autumn rainfall in western to central inland Queensland

  • Autumn rainfall was well above average from western to central inland Queensland, extending into the southwest and southern parts of the State; also in the northern Cape York Peninsula and areas of the north tropical coast, with a few sites reporting their highest total autumn rainfall for at least 20 years
  • Drier than average in the Gulf Country and parts of the southeastern interior, and near-average rainfall reported elsewhere
  • Much of the above average autumn rainfall occurred in March, as heavy rain was recorded in parts of western to central Queensland, as the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Trevor tracked across the State in the last week of that month. Heavy falls were also recorded earlier in March along the north tropical coast, Cape York Peninsula and Gulf Country when Trevor made landfall. A few sites had their highest autumn daily rainfall on record
  • In April, a significant rainfall event in the last part of that month brought widespread moderate falls to much of the southwest and southern interior, the central interior, and parts of the central coast to Wide Bay and Burnett
  • May saw above average falls in the far north and small parts of the southwest, but large areas of central to southeastern Queensland reported below average falls

Record hot days at the start of autumn and warmer than average nights overall

  • Overall, mean maximum temperatures were above to well above average in southern and east coast Queensland as well as in parts of the western Cape and Gulf Country
  • Mean minimum temperatures were the fifth-warmest on record for the State as a whole, and well above average in northern, eastern and southern districts. Some sites had their highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature on record or in several decades
  • It was a very warm start to autumn; March daytime temperatures were warmer than average in the southeast half of the State, and record warm in the South East Coast District and some locations had their hottest autumn day on record
  • Several locations in the central west and southeast reported a record run of days at or above 40 °C in March. In the central west, both Isisford Post Office and Longreach Aero had a record run of five consecutive days at or above 40 °C, and in the southeast, Gatton had three consecutive days at or above 40 °C in March
  • Likewise, overnight temperatures were warmer than average across most of the State except in the northwest; some areas in the southeast interior reported their highest March mean daily minimum temperature on record
  • April mean maximum temperatures were cooler than usual across the central interior due to persistent, cool easterly winds, but warmer than usual in the northwest, along the southern border and parts of the east coast, while April mean minimum temperatures were warmer than average across large parts of southern, northern and eastern Queensland, but near-average elsewhere
  • In May, mean maximum temperatures were generally warmer than average in the southern and southeastern quarter of the State as well as the Gulf Country, and there were areas of well above average mean minimum temperatures reported about the Gulf Country, north tropical coast and southern interior
  • It was a cold end to autumn, with a few sites reporting their lowest autumn temperature on record on the 31st

Tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall and flooding

  • By 18 March, a tropical low embedded within a monsoon trough in the Coral Sea tracked towards the eastern Cape York Peninsula and quickly intensified into tropical cyclone Trevor, with moderate falls reported on the southern flank of the system
  • Severe tropical cyclone Trevor made landfall on the afternoon of 19 March, just south of Lockhart River as a category 3 system
  • Trevor tracked across the far north of the Cape York Peninsula, and generated heavy falls in the Cape, and along the north tropical coast. Lockhart River had an event rainfall total in excess of 450 mm, including a 24-hour total of 302 mm on 20 March
  • Trevor had re-intensified to a category 4 strength system over the Gulf of Carpentaria on 22 March. Severe tropical cyclone Trevor tracked towards the Carpentaria coast of the Northern Territory, and made landfall south of Port McArthur, generating heavy falls
  • After Trevor made landfall, the system weakened to an ex-tropical cyclone, and continued to track south through the east of the Northern Territory, producing widespread moderate to locally heavy falls from western to central Queensland
  • Major flooding continued across western Queensland into April, following heavy falls associated with ex-tropical cyclone Trevor at the end of March. Flood warnings were issued for the Georgina/Eyre, Diamantina, Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper, Bulloo, Paroo and Warrego catchments
  • Major flood levels were recorded across the Channel Country catchments (Georgina/Eyre, Diamantina and Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper) with further inflows into Kati Thanda/Lake Eyre expected throughout April, May and June
  • Significant flooding was also recorded in the Bulloo, Paroo and Warrego catchments during early to mid-April but the most significant flooding was recorded further to the west
  • Tropical cyclone Ann formed over the Coral Sea on the morning of 12 May, peaked at category 2 intensity on 13 May as it tracked westwards towards the Queensland northeast coast
  • The system transitioned to an ex-tropical low before crossing the coast around Lockhart River in the far northern Cape York Peninsula. Moderate to heavy falls were recorded in the northern Cape York Peninsula and North Tropical Coast district

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Extremes in autumn 2019
Hottest day 44.1 °C at Bedourie on 11 Mar
Warmest days on average 34.4 °C at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 22.9 °C at Applethorpe
Coldest day 13.2 °C at Applethorpe on 28 May
Coldest night -6.9 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on 31 May
Coolest nights on average 10.4 °C at Stanthorpe Leslie Parade
Warmest nights on average 25.8 °C at Coconut Island
Warmest night 30.7 °C at Ballera Gas Field on 23 Mar
Warmest on average overall 29.1 °C at Coconut Island
Coolest on average overall 16.7 °C at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 1630.3 mm at Babinda Post Office
Driest overall 15.4 mm at Richmond Airport
Wettest day 302.0 mm at Lockhart River Airport on 20 Mar
Strongest wind gust 137 km/h at Lockhart River Airport on 19 Mar

Maps

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daily
maximum
temperatures
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Record highest autumn daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Springleigh 141.2 on 27 Mar 123.4 on 9 Mar 1965 82
Karmoo 133.4 on 28 Mar 106.7 on 17 Mar 1955 73
Willows Gemfields 123.0 on 12 Apr 115.2 on 13 May 1977 57
Winvic 152.0 on 28 Mar 120.0 on 23 Apr 1998 57
Havelock 94.0 on 24 Apr 83.8 on 16 Mar 1989 52
Talagai 169.2 on 16 Mar 100.0 on 3 Mar 1994 52
Carella Station 106.8 on 25 Mar 95.4 on 6 Apr 1989 45
Albro Station 143.0 on 28 Mar 95.0 on 11 Mar 1979 40
Coombabah Water Treatment Plant 160.8 on 18 Mar 150.3 on 17 Mar 1992 28
Islay Plains 101.0 on 28 Mar 81.0 on 10 Mar 1994 27
Piccaninny Plains Station 150.0 on 19 Mar 149.0 on 11 Mar 2005 23
Mackunda Downs 139.4 on 27 Mar 77.2 on 19 Mar 2011 21



Highest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Peakvale Station 262.0 491.0 in 1983* 111.2
Barcaldine Post Office 196.9 555.5 in 1990 124.4
Kimba 434.2 469.2 in 1977* 233.1
Springleigh 262.4 643.7 in 1990* 116.6
Rewan Station 376.2 782.4 in 1990* 178.8
Frankfield Station 205.0 484.0 in 1990* 113.7
Isisford Post Office 217.0 265.4 in 1999 123.3
Jondaryan Post Office 209.3 238.3 in 1996* 127.5
Monklands 204.5 264.0 in 1994* 106.1

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




Record highest autumn temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Amberley AMO 41.3 on 12 Mar 38.9 on 11 Mar 2007 78 26.9
Barcaldine Post Office 42.5 on 13 Mar 42.2 on 20 Mar 2015 58 29.8
Double Island Point Lighthouse 33.7 on 12 Mar = 33.7 on 8 Mar 2001 58 24.7
Springsure Comet St 40.3 on 12 Mar 40.2 on 12 Mar 2007 54 28.7
University of Queensland Gatton 41.1 on 12 Mar 39.5 on 14 Mar 1998 54 26.8
Archerfield Airport 40.2 on 12 Mar 38.7 on 11 Mar 2007 46 26.5
Emerald Airport 41.7 on 12 Mar 40.8 on 12 Mar 2007 27 29.7
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 38.9 on 12 Mar 37.5 on 5 Mar 2015 27 26.3
Warwick 37.4 on 11 Mar 37.2 on 14 Mar 1998 24 24.7



Record lowest autumn daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Bedourie 16.0 on 31 May 16.4 on 31 May 2000 22 31.6



Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Bollon Mary St 28.8 on 25 Mar 28.6 on 15 Mar 1989 63 13.4
Taroom Post Office 26.7 on 12 Mar 25.1 on 4 Apr 2006 63 14.0
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.2 on 24 Mar 28.5 on 14 Mar 1989 62 14.3
Surat 25.6 on 10 Mar 25.4 on 3 Mar 2018 56 13.3
Texas Post Office 24.9 on 25 Mar 23.4 on 21 Mar 2015 50 12.0
Roma Airport 26.4 on 12 Mar 24.8 on 3 Mar 2007 27 12.5
Warwick 22.8 on 26 Mar 21.7 on 21 Mar 2015 24 11.1
St George Airport 27.1 on 10 Mar 27.0 on 3 Mar 2018 23 13.9
Miles Constance Street 25.2 on 12 Mar 24.0 on 21 Mar 2015 22 13.1
Thargomindah Airport 29.9 on 23 Mar = 29.9 on 1 Mar 2016 20 16.5



Record lowest autumn temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade -6.9 on 31 May -6.8 on 31 May 2006 58 9.6
Applethorpe -6.1 on 31 May -4.0 on 24 May 2006 51 9.7
Oakey Aero -4.4 on 31 May -4.1 on 24 May 2006 47 11.8
Dalby Airport -3.6 on 31 May -2.0 on 30 May 2000 28 12.4
Warwick -4.9 on 31 May -4.7 on 31 May 2006 24 11.1



Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Proserpine Airport 20.3 = 20.3 in 2016 29 18.9
Thangool Airport 15.7 15.5 in 2017 26 14.0
Gladstone Airport 19.9 = 19.9 in 2016 25 18.8
Sunshine Coast Airport 18.3 18.2 in 2018 24 16.9
Warwick 12.4 12.1 in 2016 21 11.1

Highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Texas Post Office 13.8 14.3 in 1989 12.0



Record highest autumn mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Texas Post Office 21.2 = 21.2 in 2007 47 19.6



Summary statistics for autumn 2019

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2019
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2019
Mean for
autumn
2019
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2019
Total for
autumn
2019
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2019
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 32.4 +0.7 35.8 8 Mar 25.8 +0.1 23.0 11 May 596.6 531.7 average 112%
Coen Airport 30.9 -0.1 34.1 17 Mar 22.2 +0.5 16.2 9 May 457.6 340.5 high 134%
Horn Island 30.5 +0.1 31.9 10 Mar 25.4 +0.3 21.2 11 May 475.4 653.4 low 73%
Scherger RAAF 32.0 -0.2 34.7 10 Mar 22.7 +0.2 19.0 21 May 749.0 473.1 v high 158%
Weipa Aero 31.8 -0.2 34.7 10 Mar 23.2 +0.5 19.4 9 May



South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 30.0 +0.3 33.8 28 Mar 23.8 +1.0 19.5 10 May 1284.4 849.0 high 151%
Palmerville 31.6 -0.3 35.1 16 Mar 19.9 +0.1 13.8 13 May 174.4 244.3 average 71%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 33.9 +0.3 40.3 7 Mar 22.3 +1.1 15.0 14 May 102.2 195.5 average 52%
Century Mine 34.4 +0.2 41.6 12 Mar 22.3 +1.9 13.6 12 May 44.0 112.6 average 39%
Cloncurry Airport 32.2 -0.8 41.3 12 Mar 20.5 +1.0 10.3 12 May 77.4 102.1 average 76%
Julia Creek Airport 32.7 -1.3 40.2 12 Mar 18.3 +0.8 8.3 29 May 88.8 90.1 high 99%
Kowanyama Airport 33.3 +0.7 35.7 26 Apr 22.5 +0.9 17.9 13 May 313.4 301.9 average 104%
Lake Julius AWS 32.4   41.6 13 Mar 21.6   11.3 29 May 21.4


Mornington Island Airport 30.9   35.5 7 Mar 23.7   17.9 9 May 473.8


Mount Isa Aero 31.7 +0.2 41.2 12 Mar 18.9 +0.9 8.4 13 May 31.4 91.0 low 35%
Normanton Airport 34.0 +0.6 38.1 7 Mar 23.5 +1.2 16.6 13 May 56.0 174.2 low 32%
Sweers Island 30.7 -0.1 35.7 6 Mar 24.5 +0.3 17.5 11 May 322.7 316.8 average 102%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 31.9 -0.3 38.2 12 Mar 20.1 +0.8 9.8 8 May 163.4 176.5 average 93%
Hughenden Airport 31.0 -0.8 38.0 12 Mar 18.7 +0.9 6.5 11 May 71.4 58.4 average 122%
Richmond Airport 32.5 -0.4 38.3 12 Mar 18.0 +0.6 6.9 12 May 15.4 98.0 low 16%
Richmond Post Office 32.4 +0.1 38.8 12 Mar 18.9 +1.9 7.4 12 May 50.0 99.0 average 51%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 29.5 +0.3 32.4 14 Mar 22.6 +1.0 16.9 7 May 627.0 704.2 average 89%
Cairns Racecourse 29.2   32.4 13 Mar 22.1   16.1 7 May 730.8


Cape Flattery 30.0 +0.1 32.6 14 Mar 24.3 +0.2 22.2 18 Apr 385.8 617.1 low 63%
Cooktown Airport 29.2 0.0 32.8 28 Mar 23.4 +0.7 17.1 9 May 809.8 595.6 high 136%
Low Isles Lighthouse 28.9 -0.4 33.0 6 Mar 24.3 +0.2 21.5 26 May 918.2 772.5 average 119%
Mareeba Airport 28.2 -0.2 33.1 6 Mar 19.5 +0.7 15.2 30 May 136.0 214.3 low 63%
Walkamin Research Station 26.9 +0.3 32.0 13 Mar 18.7 +0.7 13.3 8 May 207.5 285.9 average 73%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cowley Beach (Defence) 28.1   31.7 16 Mar 22.4   15.1 7 May 934.2


Innisfail 28.3 +0.1 32.2 6 Mar 20.9 +0.5 15.2 7 May 1401.4 1417.3 average 99%
Innisfail Aerodrome 28.4   32.7 6 Mar 21.1   13.8 7 May 1180.0


Lucinda Point 27.4 -0.4 32.0 6 Mar 23.3 +0.1 18.4 7 May 462.4 329.3 high 140%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 29.1   32.5 7 Mar 20.9   13.8 12 May 286.6


South Johnstone Exp Stn 28.2 +0.1 32.4 16 Mar 21.7 +1.4 15.2 7 May 1218.8 1263.7 average 96%
Townsville Aero 29.9 +0.5 33.1 15 Mar 21.8 +1.4 14.5 12 May 299.0 292.3 average 102%
Townsville- Air Weapons Range (Defence) 29.0   34.8 12 Mar 18.3   8.7 12 May 104.2


East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.8 -0.1 31.0 18 Mar 21.6 +1.0 11.2 12 May 166.0 240.7 average 69%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 29.7 +0.3 32.9 14 Mar 20.2 +1.3 11.0 12 May 192.2 242.7 average 79%
Bowen Airport AWS 29.7   32.7 21 Mar 21.5   9.5 12 May 127.4


Collinsville Post Office 30.2 +0.2 34.9 20 Mar 18.3 +1.3 6.2 12 May 185.4 172.5 average 107%
Hamilton Island Airport 26.9 +0.3 31.0 13 Mar 22.7 +0.2 17.9 12 May 487.4 485.2 average 100%
Mackay Aero 27.7 +0.3 31.9 30 Mar 20.6 +1.5 8.9 12 May 436.8 510.9 average 85%
Mackay M.O 27.0 +0.5 32.6 15 Mar 21.4 +1.5 12.0 12 May 503.0 525.5 average 96%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 27.7   31.7 14 Mar 20.2   7.8 12 May 485.6


Proserpine Airport 28.2 -0.3 33.0 12 Mar 20.3 +1.4 9.3 12 May 449.2 399.4 average 112%
Samuel Hill Aero 27.5 +0.3 33.9 13 Mar 19.1 +1.5 6.5 12 May 385.0 458.5 average 84%
St Lawrence 29.4 +0.5 33.2 7 Mar 19.3 +1.1 10.6 7 May 183.6 221.2 average 83%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 29.0   34.6 12 Mar 18.0   7.1 12 May 116.8


Williamson 29.3 +0.8 34.1 13 Mar 19.0 +1.1 8.1 7 May 118.8 207.0 low 57%
Woolshed 25.7 -0.3 29.3 15 Mar 18.5 +1.2 9.1 13 May 426.4 246.7 high 173%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.8 +0.4 30.3 26 Mar 20.3 +0.9 10.1 29 May 251.8 274.7 average 92%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 29.8 -0.1 37.0 12 Mar 18.3 +0.1 10.6 7 May 88.4 125.8 average 70%
Moranbah Airport 29.6   40.1 12 Mar 17.8   6.6 7 May 157.0


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 29.7   40.9 12 Mar 17.4   6.0 29 May 194.2


Clermont Airport     40.4 12 Mar 16.4   5.7 7 May 241.8


Emerald Airport 29.8 +0.1 41.7 12 Mar 17.9 +1.1 8.4 12 May 182.0 109.7 high 166%
Lochington 29.4   42.2 12 Mar 16.3   3.8 29 May 207.0


Rolleston Airport 29.3   40.3 13 Mar 15.8   3.2 29 May 153.8


Springsure Comet St 28.5 -0.2 40.3 12 Mar 15.8 +0.8 3.8 31 May



Tambo Post Office 28.6 -0.3 39.5 12 Mar 14.6 +1.7 0.8 29 May 209.0 129.3 high 162%
Taroom Post Office 29.7 +1.3 41.7 13 Mar 15.3 +1.3 1.8 29 May 136.0 138.6 average 98%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Blackall Airport 29.8 -0.7 42.0 12 Mar 16.8 +1.2 2.3 29 May 214.2 77.8 v high 275%
Isisford Post Office 30.7 +0.2 43.1 12 Mar 17.5 +1.6 4.8 29 May 217.0 123.3 high 176%
Longreach Aero 31.5 +0.4 43.0 12 Mar 17.3 +1.0 4.3 29 May 90.6 113.7 average 80%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 33.3 +0.8 42.6 12 Mar 19.5 +1.7 6.3 29 May 68.0 80.6 average 84%
Carters Bore 31.0   41.3 12 Mar 20.1   8.3 29 May 76.8


New May Downs 31.3   40.0 12 Mar 19.5   9.1 29 May 33.6


Trepell Airport 30.8 -1.7 40.9 12 Mar 17.1 -0.5 4.1 11 May 212.4 73.8 high 288%
Winton Airport 31.5 -1.0 40.8 12 Mar 17.0 -0.3 5.8 29 May 158.8 96.5 high 165%
Lower Western (district 38)
Bedourie 31.0 -0.6 44.1 11 Mar     9.5 7 May 59.9 49.5 high 121%
Birdsville Airport 30.7 -0.5 43.2 11 Mar 17.2 +0.2 4.4 31 May 31.8 44.8 average 71%
Windorah Airport 30.1   43.0 11 Mar 18.2   4.4 31 May 73.0


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 28.5 +1.3 34.5 13 Mar 18.0 +0.7 5.5 29 May 163.4 235.6 average 69%
Gayndah Airport 29.0 +0.3 40.5 12 Mar 15.9 +0.9 2.3 29 May 208.4 122.2 high 171%
Gladstone Airport 28.6 +0.7 34.0 12 Mar 19.9 +1.1 9.4 29 May 180.6 190.0 average 95%
Lady Elliot Island 27.5 +1.2 31.6 16 Mar 22.4 +0.8 16.4 27 May 194.6 341.8 low 57%
Monto Township 28.2 +0.9 37.9 13 Mar 14.9 +1.2 1.9 29 May 175.2 165.8 average 106%
Rockhampton Aero 30.0 +1.5 39.3 12 Mar 19.2 +1.5 7.5 29 May 89.2 192.9 low 46%
Sandy Cape Lighthouse 27.4 +0.9 31.9 20 Mar 20.7 +1.0 13.2 31 May 321.6 395.9 average 81%
Seventeen Seventy 26.9 +0.6 31.7 22 Mar 19.7 +0.4 11.7 31 May 390.4 354.3 average 110%
Thangool Airport 29.9 +0.6 39.3 12 Mar 15.7 +1.7 3.4 29 May 94.4 135.7 average 70%
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.5 +1.6 41.3 12 Mar 14.6 +0.7 -1.8 31 May 148.2 192.3 average 77%
Archerfield Airport 27.8 +1.3 40.2 12 Mar 16.1 +0.9 4.5 31 May 280.4 277.4 average 101%
Beaudesert Drumley Street     36.5 13 Mar 14.9 +1.2 1.3 29 May 237.8 224.1 average 106%
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.9 +0.5 36.4 12 Mar 16.4 +0.7 5.2 31 May 412.8 409.7 average 101%
Brisbane 27.7 +0.8 37.7 12 Mar 17.9 +0.8 7.7 29 May 249.0 243.3 average 102%
Brisbane Aero 26.2 +0.3 34.0 12 Mar 17.2 +0.8 5.2 31 May 244.0 278.6 average 88%
Canungra (Defence) 26.3   38.6 12 Mar 13.2   -2.4 31 May 265.4


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.3 +1.2 30.3 9 Mar 19.9 +1.0 10.6 31 May 314.6 485.9 low 65%
Coolangatta 26.3 +1.0 32.4 23 Mar 17.4 +0.5 3.6 29 May 421.4 479.5 average 88%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.8 +1.1 33.7 12 Mar 20.4 +0.7 11.6 31 May 278.0 433.5 low 64%
Gold Coast Seaway 26.7 +0.8 35.6 12 Mar 18.8 +0.6 8.2 31 May 515.0 357.3 high 144%
Greenbank (Defence) 27.8   40.9 12 Mar 14.5   -2.3 31 May 230.0


Gympie 27.4 +0.3 37.8 13 Mar 15.9 +1.3 2.5 29 May 287.6 298.9 average 96%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.3 +0.5 32.0 14 Mar 18.2 +0.7 6.2 29 May 323.6 296.6 average 109%
Kingaroy Airport 26.2 +0.7 38.2 13 Mar 12.9 +1.0 -2.5 31 May 138.6 121.9 average 114%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.0 +0.7 38.9 12 Mar 17.0 +1.1 5.4 31 May 329.6 313.8 average 105%
Maryborough 28.0 +0.9 37.0 13 Mar 17.1 +0.7 4.4 29 May 350.4 322.2 average 109%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 26.4 +0.4 35.8 12 Mar 17.4 +0.7 5.7 29 May



Point Lookout 26.9 +0.6 32.3 21 Mar 19.7 +0.3 9.8 31 May 374.0 449.7 average 83%
Rainbow Beach 26.6 +0.7 32.2 12 Mar      
404.0 432.6 average 93%
Redcliffe 26.4 +0.7 33.8 12 Mar 18.4 +0.8 7.7 31 May 314.2 296.6 average 106%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 26.1   32.6 12 Mar 17.2   6.0 31 May 361.8


Sunshine Coast Airport 26.0 +0.2 33.8 12 Mar 18.3 +1.4 6.2 30 May 662.8 482.5 high 137%
Tewantin RSL Park 26.3 +0.6 34.0 12 Mar 18.5 +0.6 7.7 31 May 481.4 516.7 average 93%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 26.6   34.0 12 Mar 17.8   5.5 29 May 460.8


University of Queensland Gatton 28.7 +1.9 41.1 12 Mar 14.6 +0.9 2.2 29 May 133.4 172.8 average 77%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 22.9 +2.0 32.5 11 Mar 10.5 +0.8 -6.1 31 May 68.6 162.2 v low 42%
Dalby Airport 27.7 +0.8 38.4 13 Mar 13.4 +1.0 -3.6 31 May 103.8 112.9 average 92%
Oakey Aero 26.8 +1.2 37.9 12 Mar 13.1 +1.3 -4.4 31 May 75.4 119.5 low 63%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade     26.3 27 Apr 10.4 +0.8 -6.9 31 May 62.4 154.2 low 40%
Texas Post Office 28.4 +1.1 37.5 13 Mar 13.8 +1.8 -2.7 31 May 55.4 129.4 low 43%
Toowoomba Airport 23.7 +0.6 35.5 12 Mar 14.0 +0.7 1.8 31 May 232.0 149.1 high 156%
Warwick 26.1 +1.4 37.4 11 Mar 12.4 +1.3 -4.9 31 May



West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 28.3 +0.6 39.2 13 Mar 14.4 +1.3 -0.5 29 May 159.6 106.9 average 149%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 28.4 +1.0 40.8 11 Mar 14.0 +1.9 0.5 31 May 203.2 136.0 high 149%
Mitchell Post Office 28.4 +1.1 39.6 11 Mar 14.1 +2.3 -1.0 31 May 110.7 127.0 average 87%
Roma Airport 28.8 +0.9 40.5 11 Mar 14.2 +1.7 -1.4 31 May 133.2 123.5 average 108%
St George Airport 28.5 +0.6 40.5 10 Mar 15.6 +1.7 0.4 31 May 73.8 91.9 average 80%
Surat 28.5 +0.6 39.5 11 Mar 15.3 +2.0 -1.0 31 May 100.4 122.9 average 82%
Warrego (district 44)
Bollon Mary St 28.9 +1.2 40.6 11 Mar 15.7 +2.3 0.6 31 May 84.4 111.7 average 76%
Charleville Aero 28.7 +0.8 40.7 11 Mar 15.8 +1.9 -0.1 31 May 173.0 118.7 high 146%
Cunnamulla Post Office 29.1 +1.3 41.2 11 Mar 16.5 +2.2 2.7 31 May 125.8 97.4 high 129%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 30.3 +0.3 42.7 10 Mar 17.6 +0.9 4.4 31 May 30.2 46.1 average 66%
Thargomindah Airport 29.5 +0.2 41.7 10 Mar 17.7 +1.2 3.1 31 May 49.2 68.1 average 72%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 26.0 +0.5 30.4 26 Mar 21.5 +0.4 16.7 12 May 325.6 389.2 average 84%
Willis Island 29.3 +0.5 31.1 2 Apr 25.1 +0.4 22.4 18 May 286.2 403.8 average 71%

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 2 pm on Saturday 1 June 2019. 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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