KINGAROY RAINFALL

2005

 

 

Official readings for Kingaroy are taken at the Kingaroy Airport.

 94549  -  KINGAROY AIRPORT  -  151.8398E, 26.5737S, 434m ASL

 


KINGAROY Town  -  151.5072E, 26.3232S, 437m ASL

The rainfall ( in mm ) reported here is read from a commercial rain gauge mounted in the open on a post 2 metres off the ground at our home in Kingaroy itself, some 5km from the Kingaroy Airport.


In the pictures below, the  Bunya Mountains can be seen in the background. Spectacular storms form behind them and pass across the farmlands between Kumbia - which is a few kilometres from the foothills of the Bunyas - and Kingaroy.  

(The Kingaroy Airport is off picture about mid picture on the left side)

In my teenage years, around the mid to late 1960's, I saw the results of some of those storms.

In one storm, 6 inches / 150mm fell in less than 2 hours, washing a lot of soil off the cultivated paddocks.

9.44am 22-10-2003

7.29pm 12-11-2003

4.27pm 24-01-2004

2.51pm 25-07-2004

5.00pm 17-10-2004

9.30am 12-05-2005


(1) From a storm front that arrived around 7pm 27/2/05 and finished around 8pm 27/02/05.


(2) From a rain front that arrived around 5am 12/05/05.


(3)

 

 

Hail falling on the newly painted Daihatsu Van and the caravan

 

The hail built up in the tank filter and blocked the flow into the tank

The hail fell out of the filter and built up on the ground below. It took 2 days to thaw and disappear

 

 

Readings are taken at 9.00 am

Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
1             1          5
2                        16
3   19                   4
4                        
5       1       1 3   7  
6  3     1                
7  26   5                  
8     14                 1
9     6                 13
10       1.5 1              
11   7 7   4       27.5   3  
12         (2) 37     Light snow on Bunyas        
13               1.5        
14             1     57 8  
15           22            
16           4       20 7  
17                 5.5 6   1.5
18 1.5                
8
   
19     4                  
20           58       6    
21           17       21 20  
22                        
23       2     2          
24                     2  
25 2 (1) 40                 6.5  
26  4                   22  
27  12               (3)

Large volume of pea sized hail

  7 Light Hail

13

 
28  4     2   1     23   7  
29                   4    
30           15            
31      1.5     56    1        
Monthly Totals 52.5 66 37.5 7.5 42 173 4 3.5 59 122 89.5 53.5
Days Rained 7 3 6 5 3 7 3 3 4 7 10 7
Cumulative Rainfall 52.5 118.5 156 163.5 205.5 378.5 382.5 386 445 567 656.5 710
Cumulative Days Rained 7 10 16 21 24 31 34 37 41 48 58 65

 

Last Updated : 27/01/2012 08:49 PM +1000