Reflections off still waters

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 at Wentworth is 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, Monday January 24, 2022, (times in AEST for QLD, AEDT for NSW).

Warwick, QLD
Condamine River

Sunrise:5:16 am Sunset:6:51 pm
Daylength:13:35 hr
Civil:4:50 am - 7:16 pm (14:26 hr)
Nautical:4:20 am - 7:47 pm (15:27 hr)

Chinchilla, QLD
Condamine River

Sunrise:5:24 am Sunset:6:54 pm
Daylength:13:29 hr
Civil:4:59 am - 7:19 pm (14:20 hr)
Nautical:4:29 am - 7:49 pm (15:20 hr)

St George, QLD
Balonne River

Sunrise:5:30 am Sunset:7:04 pm
Daylength:13:34 hr
Civil:5:05 am - 7:30 pm (14:25 hr)
Nautical:4:34 am - 8:00 pm (15:26 hr)

Weilmoringle, NSW
Culgoa River

Sunrise:6:34 am Sunset:8:13 pm
Daylength:13:40 hr
Civil:6:08 am - 8:39 pm (14:32 hr)
Nautical:5:36 am - 9:11 pm (15:34 hr)

Bourke, NSW
Darling River

Sunrise:6:33 am Sunset:8:16 pm
Daylength:13:42 hr
Civil:6:07 am - 8:42 pm (14:35 hr)
Nautical:5:35 am - 9:13 pm (15:38 hr)

Wilcannia, NSW
Darling River

Sunrise:6:43 am Sunset:8:32 pm
Daylength:13:49 hr
Civil:6:17 am - 8:59 pm (14:42 hr)
Nautical:5:44 am - 9:31 pm (15:47 hr)

Menindee, NSW
Darling River

Sunrise:6:45 am Sunset:8:38 pm
Daylength:13:52 hr
Civil:6:18 am - 9:05 pm (14:47 hr)
Nautical:5:45 am - 9:38 pm (15:52 hr)

Wentworth, NSW
Darling River

Sunrise:6:44 am Sunset:8:44 pm
Daylength:13:60 hr
Civil:6:16 am - 9:11 pm (14:55 hr)
Nautical:5:42 am - 9:45 pm (16:03 hr)

Moon Phases

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Sun and moon forecasts are 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 213:18am3:52am4:25am4:51am11:49am6:47pm7:14pm7:47pm8:21pm13:5614:5015:55moon icon8:38pm7:02am
Jan 203:43am4:16am4:47am5:13am12:02pm6:52pm7:18pm7:49pm8:21pm13:3914:3115:33moon icon8:39pm7:49am
Feb 184:13am4:43am5:12am5:36am12:05pm6:35pm6:59pm7:28pm7:57pm12:5913:4714:45moon icon7:47pm7:39am
Mar 204:36am5:04am5:31am5:55am11:59am6:03pm6:27pm6:54pm7:21pm12:0912:5513:50moon icon7:24pm8:30am
Apr 204:53am5:20am5:48am6:11am11:50am5:29pm5:53pm6:21pm6:48pm11:1812:0513:01moon icon8:12pmNo Set
May 215:07am5:35am6:04am6:29am11:48am5:07pm5:32pm6:00pm6:29pm10:3711:2812:25moon icon10:18pm11:35am
Jun 215:19am5:47am6:17am6:43am11:53am5:04pm5:29pm5:59pm6:28pm10:2111:1312:11moon icon12:18am12:06pm
Jul 225:17am5:46am6:14am6:39am11:58am5:16pm5:41pm6:10pm6:38pm10:3711:2712:24moon icon1:56am12:11pm
Aug 224:57am5:25am5:52am6:16am11:54am5:33pm5:56pm6:24pm6:51pm11:1612:0412:59moon icon3:29am12:51pm
Sep 234:22am4:49am5:16am5:40am11:44am5:48pm6:11pm6:39pm7:06pm12:0812:5513:49moon icon4:49am3:16pm
Oct 233:45am4:14am4:43am5:07am11:36am6:04pm6:29pm6:57pm7:27pm12:5813:4614:43moon icon4:20am3:54pm
Nov 213:19am3:51am4:22am4:48am11:37am6:26pm6:52pm7:23pm7:55pm13:3814:2915:31moon icon3:20am3:35pm
Dec 213:18am3:52am4:24am4:51am11:49am6:47pm7:14pm7:47pm8:21pm13:5614:5015:55moon icon3:13am4:28pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 213:29am4:02am4:34am5:00am11:55am6:50pm7:16pm7:48pm8:22pm13:5014:4215:46moon icon8:40pm7:12am
Jan 203:54am4:25am4:56am5:21am12:08pm6:55pm7:20pm7:51pm8:23pm13:3414:2415:25moon icon8:43pm7:57am
Feb 184:22am4:51am5:19am5:43am12:11pm6:39pm7:03pm7:31pm8:00pm12:5613:4314:40moon icon7:52pm7:45am
Mar 204:43am5:10am5:37am6:01am12:05pm6:09pm6:32pm6:59pm7:26pm12:0812:5513:49moon icon7:32pm8:35am
Apr 204:58am5:25am5:52am6:16am11:56am5:36pm6:00pm6:27pm6:54pm11:2112:0813:02moon icon8:21pmNo Set
May 215:12am5:39am6:08am6:32am11:54am5:15pm5:40pm6:08pm6:36pm10:4311:3212:29moon icon10:28pm11:38am
Jun 215:22am5:51am6:20am6:45am11:59am5:13pm5:38pm6:07pm6:35pm10:2711:1812:16moon icon12:24am12:11pm
Jul 225:22am5:50am6:18am6:43am12:04pm5:25pm5:49pm6:18pm6:46pm10:4211:3212:28moon icon2:00am12:19pm
Aug 225:03am5:30am5:57am6:21am12:00pm5:40pm6:03pm6:31pm6:58pm11:1912:0613:01moon icon3:32am1:01pm
Sep 234:29am4:56am5:23am5:46am11:50am5:54pm6:17pm6:44pm7:11pm12:0812:5413:48moon icon4:53am3:25pm
Oct 233:53am4:22am4:50am5:14am11:42am6:09pm6:33pm7:01pm7:30pm12:5513:4214:39moon icon4:26am4:00pm
Nov 213:29am4:01am4:31am4:57am11:43am6:29pm6:55pm7:25pm7:57pm13:3314:2315:24moon icon3:28am3:40pm
Dec 213:29am4:02am4:34am5:00am11:55am6:50pm7:16pm7:48pm8:22pm13:5014:4215:46moon icon3:22am4:31pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 213:32am4:07am4:39am5:06am12:03pm7:01pm7:28pm8:00pm8:34pm13:5614:4915:53moon icon8:52pm7:17am
Jan 203:58am4:30am5:01am5:27am12:16pm7:05pm7:31pm8:02pm8:35pm13:3914:3015:32moon icon8:53pm8:04am
Feb 184:28am4:57am5:26am5:50am12:19pm6:48pm7:13pm7:41pm8:11pm12:5813:4714:44moon icon8:01pm7:53am
Mar 204:50am5:18am5:45am6:09am12:13pm6:17pm6:40pm7:08pm7:35pm12:0912:5513:50moon icon7:39pm8:45am
Apr 205:07am5:34am6:01am6:25am12:04pm5:43pm6:07pm6:35pm7:02pm11:1812:0613:01moon icon8:27pmNo Set
May 215:21am5:49am6:18am6:43am12:02pm5:21pm5:46pm6:14pm6:43pm10:3811:2812:25moon icon10:33pm11:49am
Jun 215:32am6:01am6:30am6:56am12:07pm5:18pm5:44pm6:13pm6:42pm10:2211:1312:12moon icon12:32am12:20pm
Jul 225:31am5:59am6:28am6:53am12:12pm5:30pm5:56pm6:24pm6:52pm10:3811:2812:25moon icon2:10am12:25pm
Aug 225:11am5:38am6:06am6:30am12:08pm5:47pm6:10pm6:38pm7:05pm11:1712:0412:59moon icon3:43am1:06pm
Sep 234:36am5:03am5:30am5:54am11:58am6:02pm6:25pm6:52pm7:20pm12:0812:5513:49moon icon5:03am3:31pm
Oct 233:59am4:28am4:57am5:21am11:50am6:18pm6:42pm7:11pm7:40pm12:5713:4514:43moon icon4:34am4:08pm
Nov 213:33am4:06am4:37am5:02am11:51am6:40pm7:05pm7:36pm8:09pm13:3714:2915:31moon icon3:35am3:50pm
Dec 213:32am4:06am4:39am5:05am12:03pm7:01pm7:28pm8:00pm8:34pm13:5614:4915:53moon icon3:28am4:42pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 214:34am5:09am5:42am6:09am1:10pm8:10pm8:38pm9:10pm9:46pm14:0114:5516:01moon icon10:02pm8:21am
Jan 205:00am5:33am6:05am6:31am1:23pm8:14pm8:40pm9:12pm9:45pm13:4314:3615:39moon icon10:02pm9:09am
Feb 185:32am6:02am6:31am6:55am1:26pm7:56pm8:21pm8:50pm9:20pm13:0113:5014:48moon icon9:09pm8:59am
Mar 205:56am6:24am6:51am7:15am1:19pm7:24pm7:47pm8:15pm8:43pm12:0912:5613:51moon icon8:45pm9:53am
Apr 205:13am5:41am6:09am6:33am12:11pm5:49pm6:13pm6:40pm7:08pm11:1612:0412:59moon icon8:30pm10:03am
May 215:29am5:57am6:26am6:52am12:08pm5:25pm5:50pm6:19pm6:48pm10:3311:2412:22moon icon10:38pm11:59am
Jun 215:41am6:10am6:39am7:05am12:14pm5:22pm5:48pm6:17pm6:46pm10:1611:0812:08moon icon12:39am12:27pm
Jul 225:39am6:07am6:36am7:02am12:18pm5:35pm6:00pm6:29pm6:58pm10:3311:2412:22moon icon2:19am12:30pm
Aug 225:18am5:46am6:14am6:38am12:15pm5:52pm6:16pm6:44pm7:11pm11:1412:0312:58moon icon3:53am1:09pm
Sep 234:41am5:09am5:37am6:00am12:04pm6:08pm6:32pm7:00pm7:27pm12:0812:5513:51moon icon5:12am3:36pm
Oct 235:03am5:33am6:02am6:26am12:56pm7:26pm7:51pm8:20pm8:49pm12:6013:4914:47moon icon5:41am5:15pm
Nov 214:36am5:09am5:40am6:07am12:58pm7:49pm8:15pm8:46pm9:19pm13:4214:3415:37moon icon4:40am4:57pm
Dec 214:34am5:09am5:42am6:09am1:10pm8:10pm8:37pm9:10pm9:46pm14:0114:5516:01moon icon4:32am5:52pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 214:32am5:08am5:41am6:08am1:11pm8:13pm8:40pm9:14pm9:49pm14:0414:5916:06moon icon10:05pm8:20am
Jan 204:59am5:32am6:04am6:31am1:24pm8:17pm8:43pm9:15pm9:48pm13:4614:3915:42moon icon10:04pm9:09am
Feb 185:31am6:01am6:31am6:55am1:27pm7:58pm8:23pm8:52pm9:22pm13:0313:5214:51moon icon9:10pm9:00am
Mar 205:56am6:24am6:52am7:16am1:20pm7:25pm7:48pm8:16pm8:44pm12:0912:5613:52moon icon8:45pm9:55am
Apr 205:15am5:42am6:10am6:35am12:12pm5:49pm6:13pm6:41pm7:09pm11:1412:0312:59moon icon8:29pm10:06am
May 215:31am5:59am6:28am6:54am12:09pm5:25pm5:50pm6:19pm6:48pm10:3111:2212:20moon icon10:37pm12:01pm
Jun 215:42am6:12am6:42am7:08am12:14pm5:21pm5:47pm6:17pm6:46pm10:1311:0612:05moon icon12:40am12:28pm
Jul 225:41am6:09am6:38am7:04am12:19pm5:34pm6:00pm6:29pm6:58pm10:3011:2112:20moon icon2:22am12:30pm
Aug 225:19am5:47am6:15am6:39am12:16pm5:52pm6:16pm6:44pm7:12pm11:1312:0112:57moon icon3:56am1:08pm
Sep 234:41am5:10am5:37am6:01am12:05pm6:09pm6:33pm7:01pm7:29pm12:0812:5613:51moon icon5:13am3:36pm
Oct 235:02am5:33am6:02am6:26am12:57pm7:28pm7:52pm8:22pm8:52pm13:0113:5114:49moon icon5:41am5:16pm
Nov 214:35am5:08am5:40am6:06am12:58pm7:51pm8:17pm8:49pm9:22pm13:4514:3715:41moon icon4:41am4:58pm
Dec 214:32am5:08am5:41am6:08am1:11pm8:13pm8:40pm9:14pm9:49pm14:0414:5916:06moon icon4:31am5:55pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 214:38am5:15am5:50am6:18am1:24pm8:30pm8:58pm9:33pm10:10pm14:1315:0916:17moon icon10:23pm8:30am
Jan 205:06am5:41am6:14am6:40am1:37pm8:33pm9:00pm9:33pm10:08pm13:5314:4715:52moon icon10:20pm9:20am
Feb 185:41am6:12am6:42am7:07am1:40pm8:13pm8:38pm9:08pm9:39pm13:0613:5714:57moon icon9:25pm9:12am
Mar 206:08am6:37am7:05am7:29am1:34pm7:38pm8:02pm8:30pm8:59pm12:0912:5713:54moon icon8:57pm10:11am
Apr 205:28am5:56am6:25am6:50am12:25pm6:00pm6:25pm6:53pm7:22pm11:1112:0012:57moon icon8:39pm10:24am
May 215:46am6:15am6:44am7:10am12:23pm5:35pm6:01pm6:30pm7:00pm10:2411:1612:16moon icon10:47pm12:19pm
Jun 215:58am6:28am6:58am7:25am12:28pm5:30pm5:57pm6:28pm6:57pm10:0510:5911:60moon icon12:54am12:43pm
Jul 225:56am6:25am6:55am7:21am12:32pm5:44pm6:10pm6:40pm7:09pm10:2411:1612:15moon icon2:39am12:41pm
Aug 225:33am6:01am6:30am6:54am12:29pm6:04pm6:28pm6:57pm7:25pm11:0911:5912:56moon icon4:15am1:17pm
Sep 234:53am5:22am5:50am6:14am12:18pm6:23pm6:47pm7:15pm7:44pm12:0812:5713:53moon icon5:29am3:47pm
Oct 235:12am5:43am6:13am6:38am1:10pm7:43pm8:08pm8:38pm9:09pm13:0513:5514:55moon icon5:55am5:29pm
Nov 214:42am5:17am5:49am6:16am1:12pm8:08pm8:34pm9:07pm9:42pm13:5214:4515:50moon icon4:52am5:13pm
Dec 214:38am5:15am5:50am6:18am1:24pm8:30pm8:58pm9:32pm10:10pm14:1315:0916:17moon icon4:40am6:12pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 214:38am5:16am5:51am6:19am1:28pm8:36pm9:05pm9:40pm10:17pm14:1715:1416:23moon icon10:30pm8:31am
Jan 205:07am5:42am6:15am6:43am1:41pm8:39pm9:06pm9:39pm10:15pm13:5614:5115:57moon icon10:26pm9:23am
Feb 185:43am6:14am6:44am7:10am1:44pm8:18pm8:43pm9:14pm9:45pm13:0813:5914:60moon icon9:29pm9:16am
Mar 206:11am6:40am7:09am7:33am1:37pm7:42pm8:06pm8:35pm9:04pm12:0912:5813:55moon icon9:00pm10:16am
Apr 205:32am6:01am6:29am6:54am12:29pm6:03pm6:28pm6:57pm7:25pm11:0911:5912:56moon icon8:40pm10:31am
May 215:50am6:20am6:50am7:16am12:26pm5:37pm6:03pm6:33pm7:03pm10:2111:1312:13moon icon10:49pm12:25pm
Jun 216:03am6:33am7:04am7:31am12:32pm5:32pm5:59pm6:30pm7:00pm10:0110:5611:57moon icon12:58am12:47pm
Jul 226:00am6:30am7:00am7:26am12:36pm5:46pm6:13pm6:43pm7:12pm10:2011:1312:13moon icon2:44am12:43pm
Aug 225:37am6:05am6:34am6:59am12:33pm6:07pm6:31pm7:00pm7:29pm11:0711:5712:55moon icon4:21am1:18pm
Sep 234:56am5:25am5:54am6:18am12:22pm6:26pm6:51pm7:19pm7:48pm12:0812:5713:54moon icon5:34am3:49pm
Oct 235:14am5:45am6:15am6:41am1:14pm7:48pm8:13pm8:43pm9:15pm13:0713:5814:58moon icon5:59am5:33pm
Nov 214:43am5:18am5:51am6:18am1:16pm8:13pm8:40pm9:13pm9:49pm13:5514:4915:56moon icon4:55am5:18pm
Dec 214:38am5:16am5:51am6:19am1:28pm8:36pm9:05pm9:39pm10:17pm14:1715:1416:23moon icon4:42am6:19pm
Date Dawn Day Dusk Day Lengths Moon
Astro. Nautical Civil Sunrise Noon Sunset Civil Nautical Astro. Day Civil Nautical Rise Set
Dec 214:32am5:12am5:48am6:17am1:30pm8:43pm9:12pm9:48pm10:28pm14:2615:2416:37moon icon10:37pm8:29am
Jan 205:02am5:39am6:13am6:41am1:43pm8:45pm9:13pm9:47pm10:24pm14:0415:0016:08moon icon10:31pm9:22am
Feb 185:40am6:12am6:44am7:09am1:46pm8:22pm8:48pm9:19pm9:51pm13:1314:0515:07moon icon9:33pm9:17am
Mar 206:11am6:41am7:10am7:35am1:39pm7:44pm8:09pm8:38pm9:08pm12:0912:5913:57moon icon9:01pm10:20am
Apr 205:35am6:04am6:33am6:58am12:31pm6:03pm6:29pm6:58pm7:27pm11:0511:5612:54moon icon8:37pm10:38am
May 215:54am6:24am6:55am7:22am12:28pm5:35pm6:02pm6:33pm7:03pm10:1411:0712:09moon icon10:47pm12:32pm
Jun 216:08am6:38am7:10am7:37am12:34pm5:30pm5:58pm6:29pm7:00pm09:5310:4811:51moon icon12:59am12:50pm
Jul 226:04am6:34am7:05am7:32am12:38pm5:45pm6:12pm6:42pm7:12pm10:1311:0712:08moon icon2:50am12:42pm
Aug 225:39am6:08am6:38am7:03am12:35pm6:07pm6:32pm7:01pm7:30pm11:0311:5412:53moon icon4:29am1:15pm
Sep 234:57am5:26am5:55am6:20am12:24pm6:29pm6:54pm7:23pm7:52pm12:0912:5813:57moon icon5:39am3:48pm
Oct 235:12am5:44am6:15am6:41am1:16pm7:52pm8:18pm8:49pm9:21pm13:1114:0315:05moon icon6:01am5:35pm
Nov 214:38am5:14am5:48am6:16am1:18pm8:19pm8:47pm9:21pm9:57pm14:0314:5816:07moon icon4:56am5:21pm
Dec 214:32am5:12am5:48am6:17am1:30pm8:43pm9:12pm9:48pm10:28pm14:2615:2416:36moon icon4:40am6:25pm

Solstices, equinoxes and sun forecasts calculated mathematically.