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State of the environment Climate

  • SoE2017: Erosion prone area

    6 recent views 57 total views
    Coastal erosion continues to impact the Queensland coast, with several major incidents at developed areas.
  • SoE2017: Storm tide inundation

    7 recent views 40 total views
    Storm tide inundations continue to impact the coast.
  • SoE2017: Sea level Popular

    16 recent views 113 total views
    Queensland’s sea levels are rising according to the historical tide gauge records.
  • SoE2017: Cyclone activity

    2 recent views 41 total views
    Queensland experienced 2 cyclones between March 2015 and December 2017.
  • SoE2017: Southern Oscillation Index

    2 recent views 32 total views
    El Niño conditions prevailed in 2015 and at the start of 2016, followed by ENSO-neutral conditions for much of 2017.
  • SoE2017: Sea surface temperature

    1 recent views 56 total views
    Sea-surface temperatures in the Coral Sea and around northern Australia are about +1°C warmer on average than 100 years ago, with record warmth occurring in 2016.
  • SoE2017: Extreme weather events (days with 'very heavy rainfall')

    3 recent views 73 total views
    While days with 'very heavy rainfall' are rare in parts of south-western Queensland, they are common along Queensland's north-eastern seaboard.
  • SoE2017: Extreme weather events ('hot' days) Popular

    11 recent views 69 total views
    Hot days were more frequent than average at several inland locations over the 2013 to 2017 period.
  • SoE2017: Mean annual temperature Popular

    11 recent views 74 total views
    2017 was Queensland’s warmest year on record. The years 2013 through to 2016 were also amongst the warmest on record.
  • SoE2017: Evaporation rate

    3 recent views 35 total views
    Annual evaporation is typically much higher in inland parts of Queensland than in coastal and sub-coastal areas.
  • SoE2017: Annual rainfall Popular

    11 recent views 168 total views
    Rainfall was extremely low across large parts of Queensland in 3 of the last 5 years with many areas experiencing drought.
  • SoE2015: Erosion prone area

    1 recent views 124 total views
    Coastal erosion continues to impact the Queensland coast, with several major incidents at developed areas.
  • SoE2015: Storm tide inundation

    1 recent views 98 total views
    Storm tide inundation events continue to impact the coast, however, no severe events were recorded for human settlements for 2012-2015.
  • SoE2015: Average rainfall

    6 recent views 367 total views
    In 2012, Queensland experienced a wetter than average year, but then experienced much drier years from 2013-2015, leading to widespread drought.
  • SoE2015: Southern Oscillation Index

    4 recent views 123 total views
    A transition occurred, from a La Niña in early 2012 to a strong El Niño during the second half of 2015.
  • SoE2015: Sea level

    7 recent views 151 total views
    A trend of mean sea level rise to the present time is discernible in the historical tide gauge record in Queensland however seasonal trends dominated changes in the 2012-2015...
  • SoE2015: Evaporation rate

    6 recent views 154 total views
    In Queensland, potential evaporation is much higher than mean annual rainfall in semi-arid inland locations.
  • SoE2015: Sea surface temperature Popular

    10 recent views 191 total views
    Sea surface temperatures across northern Australia are now almost 1C warmer, on average, than 100 years ago.
  • SoE2015: Minimum, mean and maximum temperatures

    6 recent views 199 total views
    Extremely warm temperatures have been experienced across Queensland from 2013 to 2015, including the second, third and fourth warmest years on record.

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