Queensland in spring 2018: Third-warmest spring on record; rainfall totals mixed

It was the third-warmest spring on record for Queensland, in terms of mean temperature. At the end of November, exceptional heat affected eastern Queensland. Spring rainfall totals were mixed: above average rainfall was recorded in parts of western, northwestern and southeastern Queensland, while it was drier than average in areas of the central west and Cape York Peninsula, and small pockets along the east coast.

Spring rainfall mixed

  • Spring rainfall was mixed: above average in pockets of the west, northwest and southeast; but drier than usual in the central west and parts of the Cape York Peninsula
  • It was a dry start to spring, with most of the State recording below average rainfall in September
  • In contrast, persistent showers and thunderstorms during October resulted in most of Gulf Country and eastern Queensland recording above average rainfall
  • November saw above average rainfall in the southwest, but below average falls in the far north, and most of the east coast and adjacent inland districts
  • Locally heavy falls associated with thunderstorms on 12 October, resulted in some sites having their highest spring daily rainfall on record
  • Wunburra in the southeast saw its highest total spring rainfall for at least 20 years, with most of the rain falling in October

Third-warmest spring on record

  • It was the third-warmest spring on record for Queensland in terms of mean temperature, and 1.42  °C above the long-term average (highest is +1.81  °C  in 2013)
  • Statewide maximum and minimum temperatures for spring were equal fifth- and sixth-warmest on record respectively
  • September daytime temperatures were warmer than average across much of the State and very much above average around the North Tropical Coast; Central Highlands and Coalfields; Gulf Country; and Maranoa and Warrego districts
  • Overnight temperatures were close to average for September, but cooler than average conditions were experienced through inland northern and southwest regions
  • Queensland had its third-warmest October on record in terms of mean temperature
  • In October, the statewide mean maximum temperature was the fourth-warmest on record; mean minimum temperature was also ranked fourth-warmest on record
  • Queensland had its fourth-warmest November on record in terms of mean temperature
  • Extreme heat affected eastern Queensland in the last week of November and numerous sites had their highest spring temperature on record. The highest recorded temperature was 45.2  °C at Mount Stuart, near Townsville, on 26 November
  • A number of sites, including Cairns, Proserpine and Mackay had their highest spring mean daily maximum temperature on record and some locations had their highest mean daily maximum temperature in several decades
  • The heatwave at the end of November also saw some sites report their warmest spring night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record
  • Some sites in eastern Queensland, including Mackay and Proserpine, had their highest spring mean temperature on record

Severe thunderstorms and bushfires

  • October and November were extremely active in terms of severe thunderstorms, with large hail and damaging winds
  • There were two reported sightings of tornadoes in the Wide Bay and Burnett district in October
  • From 26 November, more than 140 fires were burning across eastern Queensland
  • The most significant fires were at Mount Larcom (west of Gladstone), Eungella and Finch Hatton west of Mackay, Agnes Water (including Deepwater and Round Hill), Carnarvon National Park, Stanwell and Gracemere (west of Rockhampton), Molangul (west northwest of Bundaberg) and North Stradbroke Island. However many other areas were affected to some extent 

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Extremes in spring 2018
Hottest day 45.2  °C  at Mount Stuart (Defence) on 26 Nov
Warmest days on average 37.9  °C  at Century Mine
Coolest days on average 22.5  °C  at Applethorpe
Coldest day 13.1  °C  at Applethorpe on 13 Oct
Coldest night -1.1  °C  at Injune Post Office on 17 Sep
Coolest nights on average 9.7  °C  at Applethorpe
Warmest nights on average 25.0  °C  at Horn Island
Warmest night 31.3  °C  at Birdsville Airport on 5 Nov
Warmest on average overall 29.7  °C  at Kowanyama Airport
Coolest on average overall 16.1  °C  at Applethorpe
Wettest overall 640.6 mm at Springbrook Road
Driest overall 1.2 mm at Winton Airport
Wettest day 159.0 mm at Numinbah on 15 Oct
Strongest wind gust 144 km/h at Blackwater Airport on 11 Oct

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 spring daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Rainbow Beach 141.8 on 13 Oct 108.4 on 6 Sep 2010 27
Richland Hill 66.0 on 13 Oct 63.2 on 6 Oct 1997 27



Highest spring total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
Wunburra 489.9 577.7 in 1983* 291.8

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




Lowest spring total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Willis Island 6.2 5.4 in 1994* 76.8

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




Record highest spring temperature

New record
(  °C  )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Townsville Aero 41.7 on 27 Nov 41.0 on 15 Nov 1971 79 29.3
Cairns Aero 42.6 on 26 Nov 37.2 on 15 Nov 1971 77 29.5
Cardwell Marine Pde 40.0 on 28 Nov 37.7 on 30 Nov 1992 62 29.1
Innisfail 41.0 on 26 Nov 38.8 on 30 Nov 1992 62 28.3
Ayr DPI Research Stn 41.9 on 26 Nov 41.0 on 19 Nov 1990 61 29.7
Collinsville Post Office 41.9 on 27 Nov 41.6 on 23 Nov 1992 61 31.8
Lady Elliot Island 31.3 on 26 Nov 31.0 on 30 Nov 1995 61 25.5
Mackay M.O 38.2 on 26 Nov 36.3 on 23 Nov 2008 60 27.4
Low Isles Lighthouse 38.9 on 26 Nov 37.0 on 23 Nov 2008 52 30.2
South Johnstone Exp Stn 42.2 on 27 Nov 39.8 on 30 Nov 1992 52 28.9
Ingham Composite 43.1 on 27 Nov 42.0 on 19 Nov 1990 50 30.2
Mackay Aero 39.7 on 26 Nov 38.5 on 11 Oct 1955 34 27.9
Seventeen Seventy 32.1 on 28 Nov 31.7 on 23 Nov 2008 32 25.9
Lucinda Point 34.4 on 28 Nov 33.2 on 23 Nov 2008 31 27.1
Proserpine Airport 44.9 on 26 Nov 41.2 on 19 Nov 1990 29 30.1
Charters Towers Airport 41.9 on 25 Nov 41.5 on 28 Oct 2003 26 32.3
Gladstone Airport 38.6 on 28 Nov 36.7 on 24 Nov 2016 26 27.5
Yeppoon The Esplanade 42.2 on 28 Nov 38.4 on 20 Nov 1995 26 26.0
Alva Beach 40.5 on 28 Nov 36.2 on 15 Sep 2003 22 28.4
Coconut Island 36.9 on 23 Nov 36.7 on 29 Nov 2011 22 32.1
Woolshed 39.8 on 27 Nov 36.0 on 31 Oct 2001 21 27.1
Hervey Bay Airport 34.5 on 26 Nov 33.8 on 1 Nov 2003 20 26.5



Record highest spring mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(  °C  )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Cairns Aero 31.2 30.7 in 1971 75 29.5
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.1 31.0 in 1962 59 29.7
Collinsville Post Office 33.9 33.5 in 2005 57 31.8
Mackay Aero 29.8 29.6 in 2013 31 27.9
Proserpine Airport 31.9 31.5 in 2013 28 30.1
Charters Towers Airport 34.0 33.6 in 2013 25 32.3
Coconut Island 34.2 34.0 in 2016 21 32.1

Highest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(  °C  )
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
Walkamin Research Station 30.3 30.9 in 1971 29.0
South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.1 30.2 in 1976* 28.9
Palmerville 36.3 36.6 in 1988* 35.1

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




Record highest spring daily minimum temperature

New record
(  °C  )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Willis Island 27.9 on 30 Nov 27.8 on 30 Nov 1971 92 23.7
Amberley AMO 23.8 on 6 Nov 23.7 on 29 Nov 2008 78 13.0
Innisfail 28.3 on 28 Nov 26.8 on 22 Nov 2001 62 19.0
Collinsville Post Office 26.9 on 28 Nov 26.1 on 6 Oct 1958 61 17.0
Mackay M.O 26.4 on 29 Nov = 26.4 on 25 Nov 1971 60 19.4
Low Isles Lighthouse 27.8 on 29 Nov 27.7 on 28 Nov 2008 52 23.2
South Johnstone Exp Stn 27.9 on 28 Nov 27.6 on 21 Nov 1988 52 18.7
Lucinda Point 28.5 on 28 Nov 27.3 on 25 Nov 1995 31 22.7
Proserpine Airport 25.9 on 26 Nov 25.6 on 22 Nov 2008 29 17.2
Weipa Aero 28.9 on 26 Nov 27.0 on 13 Nov 2013 27 21.7
Charters Towers Airport 26.6 on 28 Nov 25.0 on 1 Nov 2003 26 17.9
Gladstone Airport 26.0 on 28 Nov 25.4 on 24 Nov 2011 26 18.2
Alva Beach 27.4 on 26 Nov 27.2 on 27 Nov 2008 22 21.4
Coconut Island 28.3 on 27 Nov 28.2 on 24 Nov 2008 22 24.8
St George Airport 28.6 on 6 Nov 28.2 on 20 Nov 2009 22 14.4
Woolshed 26.5 on 28 Nov 23.1 on 26 Nov 2008 21 17.4



Record highest spring mean temperature

New record
(  °C  )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Mackay M.O 24.7 = 24.7 in 2005 59 23.4
Mackay Aero 24.3 24.0 in 2013 31 22.9
Proserpine Airport 24.7 24.5 in 2001 28 23.7
Emerald Airport 25.2 25.1 in 2013 26 24.0
Charters Towers Airport 26.2 26.0 in 2016 25 25.1
Yeppoon The Esplanade 23.3 23.2 in 2005 23 22.4



Summary statistics for spring 2018

Maximum temperatures
(  °C  )
Minimum temperatures
(  °C  )
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2018
Diff
from
average
Highest for
spring
2018
Mean for
spring
2018
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
spring
2018
Total for
spring
2018
Average
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2018
Fraction of
spring
average
North Peninsula (district 27)
Coconut Island 34.2 +2.1 36.9 23 Nov 24.8 0.0 21.2 5 Oct 43.8 81.3 average 54%
Coen Airport 34.1 +0.8 41.6 27 Nov 20.0 -0.5 12.9 17 Sep 48.4 43.0 high 113%
Horn Island 31.3 +0.2 35.1 29 Nov 25.0 +0.2 19.4 5 Oct 6.2 58.9 low 11%
Scherger RAAF 35.9 +0.4 38.2 14 Nov 21.6 -0.2 17.2 17 Sep 73.0 127.2 low 57%
Weipa Aero 36.0 +0.7 38.8 15 Nov 22.0 +0.3 17.5 9 Sep 6.8 119.3 lowest 6%
South Peninsula (district 28)
Lockhart River Airport 31.4 +1.0 40.1 27 Nov 22.7 +0.8 16.4 17 Sep 41.6 104.5 low 40%
Palmerville 36.3 +1.2 40.9 27 Nov 18.7 -0.4 11.4 30 Sep 92.6 90.6 average 102%
Lower Carpentaria (district 29)
Burketown Airport 35.9 +0.7 42.3 25 Nov 21.3 -0.2 12.8 6 Sep 139.6 54.4 high 257%
Century Mine 37.9 +0.4 43.9 30 Oct 20.7 0.0 10.1 18 Sep 49.0 66.3 average 74%
Cloncurry Airport 36.6 +0.8 43.6 25 Nov 20.7 +0.6 8.6 18 Sep 25.0 59.1 low 42%
Julia Creek Airport 37.3 +0.5 43.9 25 Nov 19.6 +1.5 7.9 5 Sep 77.0 42.3 high 182%
Kowanyama Airport 36.9 +1.2 40.5 31 Oct 22.4 +0.7 13.9 5 Sep 20.0 74.8 low 27%
Lake Julius AWS 36.6   42.8 30 Oct 21.2   9.9 18 Sep 39.8


Mornington Island Airport 32.6   35.8 2 Nov 24.3   16.5 18 Sep 68.2


Mount Isa Aero 36.0 +1.8 42.3 1 Nov 18.7 +0.7 5.5 18 Sep 58.6 65.2 average 90%
Normanton Airport 36.3 +0.1 40.5 24 Nov 23.0 0.0 13.4 6 Sep 61.4 56.2 average 109%
Sweers Island 31.8 +0.2 36.5 25 Nov 24.7 +0.2 17.8 18 Sep 108.4 88.6 average 122%
Upper Carpentaria (district 30)
Georgetown Airport 36.2 +0.8 41.6 27 Oct 19.9 -0.2 8.7 5 Sep 15.4 78.2 low 20%
Hughenden Airport 35.4 +0.7 42.7 25 Nov 19.5 +0.8 7.4 17 Sep 26.2 70.7 low 37%
Richmond Airport 37.0 +1.1 43.6 30 Oct 19.0 +0.6 7.3 5 Sep 4.2 59.1 low 7%
Richmond Post Office 36.6 +1.4 43.0 29 Oct 19.3 +1.6 7.4 5 Sep 3.8 52.8 v low 7%
Barron North Coast (district 31)
Cairns Aero 31.2 +1.7 42.6 26 Nov 20.8 +0.2 14.1 4 Sep 53.6 173.2 low 31%
Cairns Racecourse 31.3   43.6 27 Nov 19.7   12.8 4 Sep 50.8


Cape Flattery 30.9 +0.6 41.9 26 Nov 23.2 0.0 17.7 5 Oct 16.0 52.8 low 30%
Cooktown Airport 31.0 +0.7 43.9 27 Nov 22.4 0.0 15.0 1 Sep 70.2 93.5 average 75%
Low Isles Lighthouse 31.3 +1.1 38.9 26 Nov     20.0 23 Sep 83.6 170.6 low 49%
Mareeba Airport 31.5 +1.2 39.8 26 Nov 17.4 +0.1 10.9 28 Sep 31.8 65.2 average 49%
Walkamin Research Station 30.3 +1.3 38.3 25 Nov 16.6 -0.1 10.8 4 Sep 39.2 104.2 low 38%
Herbert North Coast (district 32)
Cardwell Marine Pde 29.2 +0.1 40.0 28 Nov     14.0 17 Sep 64.6 209.7 v low 31%
Cowley Beach (Defence) 30.1   38.9 28 Nov 19.8   12.5 4 Sep 30.0


Innisfail 29.2 +0.9 41.0 26 Nov 19.5 +0.5 13.5 4 Sep 157.3 331.5 low 47%
Innisfail Aerodrome 30.9   42.3 27 Nov 17.7   10.4 4 Sep 130.2


Lucinda Point 27.1 0.0 34.4 28 Nov 23.0 +0.3 17.4 4 Sep 54.2 130.9 average 41%
Mount Stuart (Defence) 31.4   45.2 26 Nov 21.0   16.3 11 Sep 28.8


South Johnstone Exp Stn 30.1 +1.2 42.2 27 Nov 19.2 +0.5 12.0 4 Sep



Townsville Aero 30.5 +1.2 41.7 27 Nov 21.2 +0.8 13.2 3 Sep 68.2 92.8 average 73%
East Central Coast (district 33)
Alva Beach 28.5 +0.1 40.5 28 Nov 22.0 +0.6 15.2 16 Sep 30.0 105.7 low 28%
Ayr DPI Research Stn 31.1 +1.4 41.9 26 Nov 18.9 +0.9 13.3 16 Sep 75.4 81.4 average 93%
Bowen Airport AWS 30.2   41.1 28 Nov 20.0   12.9 4 Oct 17.6


Collinsville Post Office 33.9 +2.1 41.9 27 Nov 17.4 +0.4 9.5 11 Sep 75.2 83.4 average 90%
Hamilton Island Airport 27.6 +0.5 34.2 28 Nov 22.3 +0.5 17.6 5 Sep 63.0 140.9 average 45%
Mackay Aero 29.8 +1.9 39.7 26 Nov 18.8 +1.0 10.1 3 Sep 61.0 143.1 low 43%
Mackay M.O 29.1 +1.7 38.2 26 Nov 20.2 +0.8 13.8 3 Sep 60.0 148.7 low 40%
Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Turf Club) 28.9   40.7 26 Nov 17.8   9.8 3 Sep 108.0


Proserpine Airport 31.9 +1.8 44.9 26 Nov 17.6 +0.4 9.4 3 Sep 26.8 125.6 v low 21%
Samuel Hill Aero 28.7 +0.8 37.0 26 Nov 15.4 +0.4 8.3 10 Sep 121.8 166.4 average 73%
St Lawrence 30.0 +1.2 43.5 28 Nov 18.0 +0.4 8.6 2 Sep 99.0 122.5 average 81%
Townsville- Fanning River (Defence) 32.7   41.8 26 Nov 17.9   11.6 4 Sep 99.0


Williamson 29.9 +1.2 39.5 25 Nov 17.6 +0.5 7.4 10 Sep 63.6 98.4 low 65%
Woolshed     39.8 27 Nov 17.9 +0.5 12.7 23 Sep 97.8 107.2 average 91%
Yeppoon The Esplanade 26.7 +0.7 42.2 28 Nov 19.8 +1.0 12.5 2 Sep 107.8 153.6 average 70%
West Central Coast (district 34)
Charters Towers Airport 34.0 +1.7 41.9 25 Nov 18.3 +0.4 11.8 3 Oct 92.2 91.2 average 101%
Moranbah Airport 33.8   42.3 25 Nov 16.7   8.9 2 Sep 88.8


Central Highlands (district 35)
Blackwater Airport 32.3   39.7 25 Nov 16.7   8.3 2 Sep 149.8


Clermont Airport 33.3   41.9 28 Oct 16.4   4.3 10 Sep 65.0


Emerald Airport 32.9 +1.5 41.7 25 Nov 17.5 +0.8 10.3 2 Sep 113.6 123.9 average 92%
Lochington 32.8   40.9 27 Oct 16.1   4.2 10 Sep 114.0


Rolleston Airport 31.5   38.5 28 Nov 15.0   4.2 17 Sep 87.2


Springsure Comet St 31.1 +0.8 38.4 25 Nov     5.5 11 Sep 150.0 141.4 average 106%
Tambo Post Office 32.2 +1.6 40.0 27 Oct 15.1 +1.8 2.8 17 Sep 48.8 102.7 low 48%
Taroom Post Office 31.1 +1.5 40.8 25 Nov 14.9 +0.7 1.8 17 Sep 139.3 160.2 average 87%
Central Lowlands (district 36)
Barcaldine Post Office     42.5 28 Oct 19.0 +1.9 7.8 17 Sep 53.2 85.3 average 62%
Blackall Airport 33.6 +1.1 41.7 27 Oct 17.6 +1.3 3.5 10 Sep 59.8 96.7 average 62%
Isisford Post Office 34.6 +1.8 43.6 27 Oct 17.8 +1.5 4.4 17 Sep 69.8 77.5 average 90%
Longreach Aero 35.3 +1.8 43.9 27 Oct 18.4 +1.8 6.7 5 Sep 21.2 63.5 low 33%
Upper Western (district 37)
Camooweal Township 36.9 +1.6 43.4 30 Oct 20.0 +1.0 6.7 10 Sep 68.8 50.5 high 136%
Carters Bore 35.3   41.5 26 Oct 21.1   10.7 5 Sep 26.6


New May Downs 35.5   42.0 6 Nov 20.6   11.0 17 Sep 33.8


The Monument Airport     43.3 6 Nov 17.9 -0.1 4.0 17 Sep 14.2 50.3 low 28%
Trepell Airport 35.5 +0.5 42.8 27 Oct 18.6 +0.2 6.2 18 Sep 3.2 45.5 low 7%
Urandangi Aerodrome 36.4   43.7 2 Nov 17.7   4.3 17 Sep 16.4


Winton Airport 36.2 +0.9 44.3 28 Oct 18.8 +0.6 6.3 5 Sep 1.2 47.1 v low 3%
Lower Western (district 38)
Birdsville Airport 33.0 -0.2 44.7 25 Oct 17.1 -0.2 5.1 17 Sep 45.6 31.2 high 146%
Boulia Airport 35.2 +1.4 43.7 27 Oct 19.7 +2.1 8.1 17 Sep 25.9 43.1 average 60%
Windorah Airport 34.1   43.7 5 Nov 18.4   6.6 17 Sep 9.2


Port Curtis South Coast (district 39)
Bundaberg Aero 28.3 +1.3 36.1 26 Nov 16.3 -0.1 8.6 10 Sep 202.6 199.8 average 101%
Gayndah Airport 30.0 +0.1 39.0 28 Nov 14.4 -0.2 5.3 10 Sep 199.8 152.4 average 131%
Gladstone Airport 28.5 +1.0 38.6 28 Nov 18.8 +0.6 11.9 2 Sep 157.0 143.4 average 109%
Gladstone Radar 29.8 +1.4 37.4 25 Nov     15.2 10 Sep 56.8 153.8 low 37%
Lady Elliot Island 26.8 +1.3 31.3 26 Nov 20.7 +0.3 14.6 15 Sep 67.6 164.1 v low 41%
Rockhampton Aero 31.3 +1.8 41.5 25 Nov 18.2 +1.4 11.2 10 Sep 74.8 140.3 low 53%
Seventeen Seventy 26.7 +0.8 32.1 28 Nov 19.3 +0.2 14.6 3 Sep 129.8 169.4 average 77%
Thangool Airport 31.4 +1.3 38.9 28 Nov 13.6 +0.4 4.2 10 Sep



Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.7 +1.0 38.0 6 Nov 13.2 +0.2 5.1 2 Sep 130.8 187.7 low 70%
Archerfield Airport 27.5 +0.6 38.2 28 Nov 14.8 +0.6 8.6 22 Sep 202.0 212.8 average 95%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.7 -0.3 36.2 6 Nov 13.4 +0.4 5.7 2 Sep 263.4 206.4 high 128%
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.1 -0.2 38.6 28 Nov 14.3 -0.1 7.6 10 Sep 242.4 256.2 average 95%
Brisbane 27.0 0.0 37.9 28 Nov 16.5 +0.2 12.1 11 Sep 208.2 204.1 average 102%
Brisbane Aero 25.5 0.0 36.5 28 Nov 15.9 +0.3 10.0 2 Sep 185.8 202.3 average 92%
Canungra (Defence) 26.2   35.6 28 Nov 11.8   4.5 2 Sep 299.2


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.3 +1.2 29.8 26 Nov 18.7 +0.9 14.4 4 Sep 163.6 236.1 low 69%
Coolangatta 25.2 +0.6 35.8 28 Nov 16.0 +0.2 7.4 2 Sep 274.8 251.9 high 109%
Double Island Point Lighthouse 25.8 +1.3 33.1 26 Nov 19.1 +0.6 15.3 6 Sep 298.6 209.1 high 143%
Gold Coast Seaway 25.6 +0.2 34.4 28 Nov 16.9 0.0 11.2 2 Sep 216.2 242.3 average 89%
Greenbank (Defence) 27.7   37.2 28 Nov 12.9   4.8 2 Sep 239.0


Gympie 28.4 +0.2 38.7 28 Nov 14.0 +0.5 4.4 10 Sep 288.6 204.9 high 141%
Hervey Bay Airport 27.0 +0.5 34.5 26 Nov 16.1 -0.6 7.4 2 Sep 226.6 191.5 high 118%
Kingaroy Airport 27.0 -0.1 36.5 5 Nov 11.8 +0.4 2.0 2 Sep 126.0 145.5 average 87%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.3 -0.2 37.8 28 Nov 15.5 +0.5 10.2 18 Sep 217.7 214.3 average 102%
Maryborough 28.5 +0.9 35.4 26 Nov 14.8 -0.3 6.9 2 Sep 325.4 203.4 v high 160%
Nambour Daff - Hillside 26.5 -0.3 38.2 28 Nov 15.4 -0.1 8.6 10 Sep



Point Lookout 26.0 +0.7 31.2 16 Nov 18.4 +0.1 13.4 4 Sep 281.4 268.8 average 105%
Rainbow Beach 26.1 +0.5 33.2 26 Nov      
412.2 247.0 high 167%
Redcliffe     38.6 28 Nov 17.0 0.0 12.0 2 Sep 220.6 216.9 average 102%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.1   35.4 28 Nov 15.6   9.8 2 Sep 215.4


Sunshine Coast Airport 25.9 +0.2 35.2 26 Nov 15.9 +0.4 7.8 2 Sep 369.2 231.0 high 160%
Tewantin RSL Park 25.9 +0.4 35.3 28 Nov 17.0 +0.3 9.9 2 Sep 554.8 270.0 high 205%
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 26.6   35.5 26 Nov 15.9   8.0 2 Sep 429.4


University of Queensland Gatton 29.0 +1.0 39.9 4 Nov 12.6 -0.3 4.1 10 Sep 129.8 178.3 low 73%
East Darling Downs (district 41)
Applethorpe 22.5 +0.8 33.1 6 Nov 9.7 +0.9 0.8 9 Sep 226.0 195.4 high 116%
Dalby Airport 28.3 +0.2 38.9 5 Nov 12.6 +0.3 1.4 10 Sep 200.8 161.4 average 124%
Oakey Aero 27.2 +0.7 38.1 5 Nov 12.5 +1.5 0.4 10 Sep 135.2 163.8 average 83%
Stanthorpe Leslie Parade 23.3 +0.8 34.2 5 Nov 10.1 +1.4 0.1 9 Sep 219.6 196.2 average 112%
Texas Post Office 28.5 +0.8 40.7 6 Nov 13.2 +1.7 3.6 21 Sep 118.6 167.2 average 71%
Toowoomba Airport 24.5 +0.2 36.1 5 Nov 13.0 +0.3 6.2 21 Sep 184.4 176.3 average 105%
Warwick 26.1 +0.3 36.8 6 Nov 11.7 +1.3 1.8 2 Sep



West Darling Downs (district 42)
Miles Constance Street 29.5 +0.3 39.3 5 Nov 13.9 +0.2 -0.7 17 Sep 108.6 121.5 average 89%
Maranoa (district 43)
Injune Post Office 30.1 +1.0 39.0 25 Nov 13.1 +0.8 -1.1 17 Sep 191.8 148.4 high 129%
Mitchell Post Office     38.2 25 Oct 13.3 +1.3 -0.9 17 Sep 111.8 127.5 average 88%
Roma Airport 30.7 +1.2 41.5 6 Nov 13.7 +0.3 -1.0 17 Sep 106.4 136.9 average 78%
St George Airport 30.0 +0.5 43.1 6 Nov 15.3 +0.9 2.6 17 Sep 93.0 130.1 average 71%
Surat 29.9 +1.0 41.4 5 Nov 15.1 +1.6 2.9 17 Sep 184.6 133.4 high 138%
Warrego (district 44)
Charleville Aero 32.1 +2.5 42.4 6 Nov 16.1 +2.0 4.6 10 Sep 53.6 102.2 low 52%
Cunnamulla Post Office 31.2 +1.8 42.3 5 Nov 16.0 +1.4 4.0 17 Sep 71.6 73.8 average 97%
Far Southwest (district 45)
Ballera Gas Field 31.9 -0.2 42.8 25 Oct 17.1 0.0 5.5 17 Sep 52.6 45.6 average 115%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Middle Percy Island 26.2 +0.7 35.2 26 Nov 20.6 +0.6 16.4 5 Sep 78.6 144.5 low 54%
Willis Island 29.1 +0.5 32.5 25 Nov 24.4 +0.7 20.4 24 Sep 6.2 76.8 v low 8%

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 8 am on Monday 3 December 2018. 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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