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.
Here is a link to our States' water resources.
(The Dam closest to our area is the Bjelke-Petersen Dam)
This year we have had the worst drought in over 100 years.
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.
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
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
Last Updated : 28/01/2012 11:35 AM +1000