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Location Statistics

The Bureau of Meteorology provide a number of various tools to look at forecast rainfall including:

Rainfall Observation
Map of daily, weekly and monthly rainfall observations can show potential inflows.
Rainfall Forecast
Raw data from their computer models to estimate 5 day rainfall amounts. Useful to use in combination with local area forecasts.
Rainfall Outlook
A longer term outlook looking ahead up to 3 months.
ENSO Outlook
La Niña, a negative IOD and a positive SAM all point to a wetter forecast for the eastern coast.
Landscape Water Balance
This can provide an insight to what runoffs can be expected with rain. If there is a water deficit, much of any rainfall will be sucked up by the dry soil, before feeding the creeks and streams.

Where possible, weather statistics are based on the 30 years between 1990 and 2020 though some didn't have the entire 30 year range. Deciles are 1 to 9, meaning these figures exclude the lowest and highest 10% of observations. i.e. they are normalised to exclude the extreme values.

Air Temperature

Frosts are common in Warwick during winter, but as it is typically has a dry winter so that snow is almost unheard of. There are uncommon dumps at higher altitudes such as Stanthorpe (Elevation811 m, Drop+334 m to Warwick) that could get as low as the First Crossing on the Upper Condamine (Elevation650 m) .

Through the Balonne and Culgoa sections you will transistion into the more arid inland weather patterns. It can still get fairly cold in winter with dry frosts. Summers can get extremely hot, close to 50 although the average is only around 36°C.

Temperature (°C) Condamine (Warwick)Darling (Wilcannia)
SummerAutumnWinterSpring SummerAutumnWinterSpring
Min Mean 16.7 11.1 0.3 3.8 20.0 11.9 4.6 12.1
Deciles 13.320.0 6.315.6 -2.615.6 5.815.0 14.525.6 6.917.2 0.29.3 6.518.1
Extremes 8.024.4 -1.320.0 -7.016.7 -0.320.8 8.918.6 2.014.6 -3.89.4 -2.213.6
Max Mean 29.924.7 18.926.0 35.926.8 18.528.3
Deciles 25.134.5 21.228.1 15.522.5 20.931.2 28.842.2 21.032.6 14.523.0 22.035.8
Extremes 17.641.3 15.633.5 8.728.8 14.138.3 32.547.4 23.038.0 16.429.7 26.743.0
Graph of temperatures
Graph of temperatures
Graph of temperatures
Graph of temperatures
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Water Temperature

Temperatures can flucurate a lot especially with poor or no flows. In general the Condamine (Warwick) is cooler and the Culgoa (Whyenbah) that has the least flow is the warmest. The Darling (Wilcannia) is cooler in high flow events and warmer in low flow conditions

The Murray River generally the coolest as it is still carrying chilled water from the Hume Dam 1 away.

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Rainfall

The Darling Downs usually sees an increase around the tropical summer wet season, although usually less rain than the coast. Fairly long dry winter season.

As you head down the Balonne River, the influence of the tropical wet season decreases and these are gone by the time you reach Bourke where rains in the Darling Basin are rare and usually light.

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Astronomical Information

Key astronomical information for various locations, Tuesday April 20, 2021, (times in AEDT for QLD, AEST for NSW).

Warwick, QLD
Condamine River

Sunrise:6:12 am Sunset:5:29 pm
Daylength:11:17 hr
Civil:5:48 am - 5:53 pm (12:05 hr)
Nautical:5:20 am - 6:20 pm (13:00 hr)

Chinchilla, QLD
Condamine River

Sunrise:6:16 am Sunset:5:36 pm
Daylength:11:20 hr
Civil:5:52 am - 6:00 pm (12:07 hr)
Nautical:5:25 am - 6:27 pm (13:02 hr)

St George, QLD
Balonne River

Sunrise:6:25 am Sunset:5:43 pm
Daylength:11:18 hr
Civil:6:01 am - 6:07 pm (12:05 hr)
Nautical:5:34 am - 6:34 pm (13:00 hr)

Weilmoringle, NSW
Culgoa River

Sunrise:6:33 am Sunset:5:48 pm
Daylength:11:15 hr
Civil:6:09 am - 6:12 pm (12:03 hr)
Nautical:5:41 am - 6:40 pm (12:59 hr)

Bourke, NSW
Darling River

Sunrise:6:35 am Sunset:5:49 pm
Daylength:11:14 hr
Civil:6:10 am - 6:13 pm (12:02 hr)
Nautical:5:42 am - 6:41 pm (12:58 hr)

Wilcannia, NSW
Darling River

Sunrise:6:50 am Sunset:6:00 pm
Daylength:11:10 hr
Civil:6:25 am - 6:25 pm (11:60 hr)
Nautical:5:57 am - 6:53 pm (12:57 hr)

Wentworth, NSW
Darling River

Sunrise:6:59 am Sunset:6:03 pm
Daylength:11:05 hr
Civil:6:33 am - 6:29 pm (11:55 hr)
Nautical:6:04 am - 6:58 pm (12:54 hr)

Sun forecasts calculated mathematically.

Almanac of Key Astronomical Dates

Times for QLD are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10:00) and NSW are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+10:00/UTC+11:00).

Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 215:18pm5:52pm6:25pm6:51pm1:49am8:48am9:14am9:47am10:21am13:5614:5015:55moon icon1:00am1:55pm
Jan 205:43pm6:16pm6:47pm7:13pm2:02am8:52am9:18am9:49am10:21am13:3914:3015:33moon icon1:28am1:23pm
Feb 186:14pm6:43pm7:12pm7:36pm2:05am8:34am8:59am9:27am9:57am12:5813:4714:44moon icon1:03am12:23pm
Mar 206:37pm7:04pm7:31pm7:55pm1:59am8:03am8:26am8:54am9:21am12:0812:5513:50moon icon1:37am12:12pm
Apr 206:53pm7:20pm7:48pm8:12pm1:50am7:29am7:53am8:20am8:48am11:1712:0513:00moon icon2:59am1:31pm
May 217:07pm7:36pm8:04pm8:29pm1:48am7:07am7:32am8:00am8:29am10:3711:2712:25moon icon3:39am3:24pm
Jun 217:19pm7:47pm8:17pm8:43pm1:53am7:04am7:29am7:59am8:28am10:2111:1312:11moon icon4:00am5:28pm
Jul 227:17pm7:46pm8:14pm8:39pm1:58am7:16am7:41am8:10am8:38am10:3711:2712:25moon icon5:10am7:44pm
Aug 226:57pm7:24pm7:52pm8:16pm1:54am7:33am7:57am8:24am8:51am11:1712:0512:60moon icon7:14am8:50pm
Sep 226:23pm6:50pm7:17pm7:41pm1:44am7:47am8:11am8:38am9:06am12:0712:5313:48moon icon8:56am8:58pm
Oct 225:46pm6:15pm6:44pm7:08pm1:36am8:04am8:28am8:57am9:26am12:5613:4514:42moon icon9:31am8:33pm
Nov 215:19pm5:51pm6:22pm6:48pm1:37am8:26am8:52am9:23am9:56am13:3814:3015:32moon icon10:09am8:31pm
Dec 215:18pm5:52pm6:25pm6:51pm1:49am8:47am9:14am9:47am10:21am13:5614:5015:55moon icon10:38am9:02pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 215:29pm6:02pm6:34pm7:00pm1:55am8:50am9:16am9:48am10:22am13:5014:4215:46moon icon1:07am2:00pm
Jan 205:54pm6:26pm6:56pm7:21pm2:08am8:55am9:20am9:51am10:23am13:3314:2415:25moon icon1:34am1:30pm
Feb 186:22pm6:51pm7:20pm7:43pm2:11am8:39am9:03am9:31am10:00am12:5513:4314:40moon icon1:08am12:31pm
Mar 206:43pm7:11pm7:38pm8:01pm2:05am8:09am8:32am8:59am9:26am12:0812:5413:48moon icon1:40am12:21pm
Apr 206:58pm7:25pm7:52pm8:16pm1:56am7:36am8:00am8:27am8:54am11:2012:0713:02moon icon3:02am1:40pm
May 217:12pm7:40pm8:08pm8:33pm1:54am7:15am7:40am8:08am8:36am10:4211:3212:29moon icon3:44am3:31pm
Jun 217:23pm7:51pm8:20pm8:45pm1:59am7:13am7:38am8:07am8:35am10:2711:1812:16moon icon4:07am5:33pm
Jul 227:22pm7:49pm8:18pm8:42pm2:04am7:25am7:50am8:18am8:46am10:4211:3212:28moon icon5:20am7:47pm
Aug 227:02pm7:30pm7:57pm8:20pm2:00am7:40am8:04am8:31am8:58am11:2012:0713:01moon icon7:23am8:55pm
Sep 226:29pm6:57pm7:24pm7:47pm1:50am7:53am8:16am8:43am9:10am12:0712:5313:47moon icon9:01am9:04pm
Oct 225:54pm6:23pm6:51pm7:15pm1:42am8:08am8:32am9:00am9:29am12:5313:4114:37moon icon9:35am8:41pm
Nov 215:29pm6:01pm6:31pm6:57pm1:43am8:29am8:55am9:25am9:57am13:3314:2315:24moon icon10:12am8:41pm
Dec 215:29pm6:02pm6:34pm7:00pm1:55am8:50am9:16am9:48am10:22am13:5014:4215:46moon icon10:40am9:12pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 215:32pm6:07pm6:39pm7:06pm2:03am9:01am9:28am10:00am10:34am13:5614:4915:54moon icon1:14am2:09pm
Jan 205:58pm6:30pm7:01pm7:27pm2:16am9:05am9:31am10:02am10:35am13:3814:3015:32moon icon1:43am1:37pm
Feb 186:28pm6:57pm7:26pm7:50pm2:19am8:48am9:12am9:41am10:10am12:5813:4614:44moon icon1:18am12:38pm
Mar 206:51pm7:18pm7:45pm8:09pm2:13am8:17am8:40am9:07am9:35am12:0812:5513:49moon icon1:51am12:26pm
Apr 207:07pm7:34pm8:01pm8:25pm2:04am7:43am8:07am8:34am9:02am11:1812:0513:00moon icon3:13am1:46pm
May 217:21pm7:49pm8:18pm8:43pm2:02am7:21am7:46am8:14am8:43am10:3811:2812:25moon icon3:53am3:39pm
Jun 217:32pm8:01pm8:30pm8:56pm2:07am7:18am7:44am8:13am8:42am10:2211:1312:12moon icon4:14am5:43pm
Jul 227:31pm7:59pm8:28pm8:53pm2:12am7:31am7:56am8:24am8:52am10:3811:2812:25moon icon5:25am7:58pm
Aug 227:11pm7:38pm8:06pm8:30pm2:08am7:47am8:11am8:38am9:05am11:1712:0512:60moon icon7:29am9:05pm
Sep 226:37pm7:04pm7:31pm7:55pm1:58am8:01am8:25am8:52am9:19am12:0712:5313:48moon icon9:10am9:12pm
Oct 226:00pm6:29pm6:58pm7:22pm1:50am8:18am8:42am9:10am9:40am12:5613:4414:41moon icon9:45am8:47pm
Nov 215:33pm6:06pm6:37pm7:02pm1:51am8:40am9:06am9:36am10:09am13:3814:2915:31moon icon10:23am8:46pm
Dec 215:32pm6:07pm6:39pm7:06pm2:03am9:01am9:28am10:00am10:34am13:5614:4915:53moon icon10:52am9:17pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 215:34pm6:09pm6:42pm7:09pm2:10am9:11am9:38am10:11am10:46am14:0114:5516:01moon icon1:20am2:16pm
Jan 206:00pm6:34pm7:05pm7:31pm2:23am9:14am9:40am10:12am10:45am13:4314:3515:38moon icon1:50am1:43pm
Feb 186:32pm7:02pm7:31pm7:55pm2:26am8:56am9:21am9:50am10:19am13:0113:5014:48moon icon1:26am12:43pm
Mar 206:56pm7:24pm7:52pm8:15pm2:19am8:23am8:47am9:15am9:42am12:0812:5513:51moon icon2:00am12:30pm
Apr 207:14pm7:41pm8:09pm8:33pm2:11am7:48am8:12am8:40am9:08am11:1512:0312:59moon icon3:23am1:50pm
May 217:29pm7:57pm8:26pm8:52pm2:08am7:25am7:50am8:19am8:48am10:3311:2412:22moon icon4:01am3:45pm
Jun 217:41pm8:10pm8:39pm9:05pm2:14am7:22am7:48am8:17am8:47am10:1611:0812:08moon icon4:19am5:51pm
Jul 227:39pm8:07pm8:36pm9:02pm2:18am7:35am8:00am8:29am8:58am10:3311:2412:22moon icon5:29am8:08pm
Aug 227:18pm7:45pm8:13pm8:37pm2:15am7:52am8:16am8:44am9:12am11:1512:0312:59moon icon7:34am9:13pm
Sep 226:42pm7:10pm7:38pm8:01pm2:05am8:08am8:32am8:59am9:27am12:0712:5413:49moon icon9:17am9:18pm
Oct 226:04pm6:34pm7:03pm7:27pm1:56am8:26am8:50am9:19am9:49am12:5913:4714:45moon icon9:54am8:52pm
Nov 215:36pm6:09pm6:40pm7:06pm1:58am8:49am9:15am9:46am10:19am13:4214:3515:37moon icon10:33am8:50pm
Dec 215:34pm6:09pm6:42pm7:09pm2:10am9:10am9:38am10:10am10:46am14:0114:5516:01moon icon11:02am9:21pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 215:32pm6:08pm6:41pm7:09pm2:11am9:13am9:40am10:14am10:49am14:0514:5916:06moon icon1:21am2:17pm
Jan 205:59pm6:33pm7:04pm7:31pm2:24am9:17am9:43am10:15am10:48am13:4614:3815:42moon icon1:51am1:44pm
Feb 186:31pm7:02pm7:31pm7:55pm2:27am8:58am9:22am9:52am10:22am13:0213:5214:50moon icon1:28am12:43pm
Mar 206:56pm7:24pm7:52pm8:16pm2:20am8:24am8:48am9:16am9:44am12:0812:5613:51moon icon2:03am12:29pm
Apr 207:15pm7:42pm8:10pm8:35pm2:12am7:49am8:13am8:41am9:09am11:1412:0212:58moon icon3:26am1:49pm
May 217:31pm7:59pm8:28pm8:54pm2:09am7:25am7:50am8:19am8:48am10:3111:2212:20moon icon4:02am3:45pm
Jun 217:43pm8:12pm8:42pm9:08pm2:14am7:21am7:47am8:17am8:46am10:1311:0612:05moon icon4:20am5:53pm
Jul 227:41pm8:09pm8:38pm9:04pm2:19am7:34am8:00am8:29am8:58am10:3111:2212:20moon icon5:28am8:11pm
Aug 227:19pm7:47pm8:15pm8:39pm2:16am7:52am8:17am8:45am9:12am11:1312:0212:58moon icon7:34am9:15pm
Sep 226:42pm7:10pm7:38pm8:02pm2:05am8:09am8:33am9:00am9:28am12:0712:5413:50moon icon9:19am9:19pm
Oct 226:03pm6:33pm7:03pm7:27pm1:57am8:27am8:52am9:21am9:51am13:0013:4914:48moon icon9:56am8:51pm
Nov 215:34pm6:08pm6:40pm7:06pm1:59am8:51am9:17am9:49am10:23am13:4514:3815:41moon icon10:36am8:49pm
Dec 215:32pm6:08pm6:41pm7:08pm2:11am9:13am9:40am10:14am10:49am14:0414:5916:06moon icon11:05am9:20pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 215:38pm6:16pm6:50pm7:18pm2:24am9:30am9:58am10:33am11:10am14:1315:0916:17moon icon1:33am2:32pm
Jan 206:06pm6:41pm7:14pm7:41pm2:37am9:33am10:00am10:33am11:08am13:5314:4615:52moon icon2:05am1:56pm
Feb 186:41pm7:12pm7:42pm8:07pm2:40am9:13am9:38am10:08am10:39am13:0613:5614:56moon icon1:43am12:54pm
Mar 207:08pm7:37pm8:05pm8:29pm2:33am8:38am9:02am9:30am9:59am12:0812:5713:53moon icon2:20am12:39pm
Apr 207:28pm7:57pm8:25pm8:50pm2:25am8:00am8:25am8:53am9:21am11:1011:6012:57moon icon3:44am1:59pm
May 217:46pm8:15pm8:45pm9:11pm2:23am7:35am8:01am8:30am8:59am10:2411:1612:15moon icon4:17am3:58pm
Jun 217:58pm8:28pm8:58pm9:25pm2:28am7:30am7:57am8:28am8:57am10:0510:5911:60moon icon4:31am6:10pm
Jul 227:56pm8:25pm8:54pm9:20pm2:32am7:44am8:11am8:40am9:09am10:2411:1612:15moon icon5:37am8:29pm
Aug 227:33pm8:01pm8:29pm8:54pm2:29am8:04am8:28am8:57am9:25am11:1011:5912:56moon icon7:45am9:31pm
Sep 226:54pm7:23pm7:51pm8:15pm2:19am8:22am8:46am9:15am9:43am12:0712:5513:52moon icon9:33am9:31pm
Oct 226:13pm6:44pm7:14pm7:39pm2:10am8:42am9:07am9:37am10:08am13:0413:5414:53moon icon10:12am9:02pm
Nov 215:42pm6:16pm6:49pm7:16pm2:12am9:08am9:35am10:07am10:42am13:5214:4615:51moon icon10:54am8:58pm
Dec 215:38pm6:15pm6:50pm7:18pm2:24am9:30am9:58am10:33am11:10am14:1315:0916:17moon icon11:23am9:30pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 215:32pm6:12pm6:48pm7:17pm2:30am9:43am10:12am10:48am11:28am14:2615:2416:37moon icon1:37am2:40pm
Jan 206:02pm6:39pm7:13pm7:41pm2:43am9:45am10:13am10:47am11:24am14:0414:6016:08moon icon2:12am2:00pm
Feb 186:41pm7:13pm7:44pm8:10pm2:46am9:22am9:48am10:19am10:51am13:1214:0415:06moon icon1:53am12:56pm
Mar 207:11pm7:41pm8:10pm8:35pm2:39am8:44am9:09am9:38am10:07am12:0912:5813:57moon icon2:33am12:38pm
Apr 207:35pm8:04pm8:33pm8:59pm2:31am8:03am8:29am8:58am9:27am11:0511:5512:54moon icon3:57am1:58pm
May 217:54pm8:24pm8:55pm9:22pm2:28am7:35am8:02am8:33am9:03am10:1311:0712:08moon icon4:26am4:02pm
Jun 218:08pm8:38pm9:10pm9:37pm2:34am7:30am7:58am8:29am9:00am09:5310:4811:51moon icon4:34am6:20pm
Jul 228:04pm8:34pm9:05pm9:32pm2:38am7:45am8:12am8:43am9:12am10:1311:0712:08moon icon5:36am8:43pm
Aug 227:39pm8:08pm8:37pm9:03pm2:35am8:07am8:32am9:01am9:31am11:0411:5512:53moon icon7:46am9:41pm
Sep 226:58pm7:27pm7:56pm8:21pm2:25am8:28am8:53am9:22am9:52am12:0712:5713:55moon icon9:40am9:36pm
Oct 226:13pm6:45pm7:16pm7:42pm2:16am8:51am9:17am9:48am10:20am13:1014:0115:03moon icon10:23am9:03pm
Nov 215:38pm6:14pm6:48pm7:16pm2:18am9:19am9:47am10:21am10:58am14:0314:5916:07moon icon11:08am8:56pm
Dec 215:32pm6:12pm6:48pm7:17pm2:30am9:43am10:12am10:48am11:28am14:2615:2416:37moon icon11:37am9:29pm

Solstices, equinoxes and sun forecasts calculated mathematically.