Official readings for Kingaroy are taken at the Kingaroy Airport.
94549 - KINGAROY AIRPORT - 151.8398°E, 26.5737°S, 434m ASL
KINGAROY Town - 151.5072°E, 26.3232°S, 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.
(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.
Readings are taken at 9.00 am
Last Updated : 27/01/2012 08:49 PM +1000