KINGAROY RAINFALL

2006

 


 

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.


Here is a link to our States' water resources. 

(The Dam closest to our area is the Bjelke-Petersen Dam

Water Storage Information


This year we have had the worst drought in over 100 years.


(1)

3-11-2006 - 10.42am - Friday

"Rain event" due. Below are the Weatherzone forecasts from today out.

 ABC radio has carried forecasts from BOM forecasters, for the past 3 days at least, raising hopes high, of rain in our district as well as others. Most recent "rain events" have been "fizzers".

It will be very interesting to see how this one pans out.

Friday

 
Thunderstorms
13C - 27C
Precip: 90%, 20-40mm
Frost Risk: Nil
 
  9am 3pm
Wind:  N 8kt  ENE 1kt
RH: 65% 77%
Saturday

 
Thunderstorms
15C - 24C
Precip: 80%, 5-10mm
Frost Risk: Nil
 
  9am 3pm
Wind:  N 7kt  NW 2kt
RH: 83% 85%
Sunday

 
Possible thunderstorm
14C - 27C
Precip: 50%, 1-5mm
Frost Risk: Nil
 
  9am 3pm
Wind:  WNW 6kt  W 6kt
RH: 52% 49%
Monday

 
Possible shower
14C - 29C
Precip: 40%, < 1mm
Frost Risk: Nil
 
  9am 3pm
Wind:  W 8kt  SW 9kt
RH: 53% 48%
Tuesday

 
Mostly cloudy
15C - 28C
Precip: 20%, < 1mm
Frost Risk: Nil
 
  9am 3pm
Wind:  SE 4kt  E 5kt
RH: 56% 58%
District Forecast
Friday

Patchy rain areas early. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing during the day from the west, tending to rain overnight. Possible moderate to heavy falls in the west. Light to moderate N to NE winds.

 


Update - It turned out the forecasts were correct this time. Good for them.

Friday night it started slowly and rained softly most of the night.  25mm fell.

Saturday afternoon, just on sundown, a line of storms  passed over. The intensity of the rain was so great that the road outside of our house ran as a river, gutter to gutter, then up onto the footpath. 34.5mm fell in a very short time.


(2)  Very light rain/drizzle over 2 days. No runoff at all. The rain came in from the north west, flowing out to the south east along the jetstream line. Our area was lucky to be under the jetstream for around 3 days.

The temperature was way below normal in Kingaroy for those days.
We spent a hot, humid Christmas and Boxing Day at Bli Bli on the coast east of Kingaroy and had to endure a very hot, steamy Christmas night with short periods of mist ( and midgies! ).
At 3pm on Boxing Day ( Tues 26/12 ) on our trip back home to Nanango we struck cold air and the first sign of rain, just after Goomeri, around 70km north east of Kingaroy.
By the time we arrived at Judy's home near Nanango ( around 32km east of Kingaroy ), 30 minutes later, it was raining lightly and freezing cold.

As I write this at 10.38 am on Thursday 28-12-2006, it is 17.4 outside and I have a coat on!  There is still a total, deep cloud cover and a very light drizzle is falling, although as I look towards the west, I can see signs of the edge of the jetsream and a very light sky.

Below are some temperatures for Kingaroy Airport from Weatherzone to show how the days were.

Maps from Weatherzone


 

Readings are taken at 9.00 am

Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
1     4               .75  
2     1                  
3     2               (1)   
4 2                   25 6
5 12                   34.5  
6       2                
7 4.5   1                  
8 32                   4.5  
9 6               11   6  
10                 10      
11                 10   4  
12           10            
13                       6
14                     .5  
15                        
16             9.5   2     25
17                       58
18   4                    
19                        
20                        
21                        
22   2               8    
23 2   .5   2              
24             9          
25             13          
26                        
27                       (2) 13
28             19   11.5     (2) 17
29               4.5       .5
30               7.5        
31     1.5         6.5        
Monthly Totals 58.5 6 10 2 2 10 50.5 18.5 44.5 8 75.25 125.5
Days Rained 6 2 6 1 1 1 4 3 5 1 7 7
Cumulative Rainfall 58.5 64.5 74.5 76.5 78.5 88.5 139 157.5 202 210 285.25 410.75
Cumulative Days Rained 6 8 14 15 16 17 21 24 29 30 37 44

 

Last Updated : 28/01/2012 11:35 AM +1000