Rockhampton - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Rockhampton, Queensland Australia. The information answers questions like: When was the last time Rockhampton got more than 300 millimetres of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Rockhampton and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1888. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 388.6 millimetres (15.3 inches) on February 21, 1929.

Since 1941 the rainfall extremes were observed at Rockhampton Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Rockhampton.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Rockhampton
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.17 February 09, 2020   55.1
2019
2.06 December 23, 2018 52.3
4.02 October 18, 2017 102.1
5.35 July 17, 2016 135.9
4.29 February 20, 2015 109.0
5.59 February 01, 2014 142.0
13.70 January 25, 2013 348.0
2.21 January 30, 2012 56.1
2.28 August 28, 2011 57.9
5.53 December 26, 2010 140.5
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Rockhampton each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.44 February 11, 2009 87.4
6.30 February 25, 2008 160.0
3.49 November 06, 2007 88.6
3.39 March 08, 2006 86.1
2.48 May 12, 2005 63.0
1.53 October 20, 2004 38.9
5.50 February 06, 2003 139.7
2.46 June 04, 2002 62.5
2.74 October 18, 2001 69.6
2.97 December 29, 2000 75.4
1.46 December 19, 1999 37.1
2.39 August 28, 1998 60.7
2.85 November 20, 1997 72.4
3.76 January 09, 1996 95.5
2.51 October 25, 1995 63.8
3.83 February 03, 1994 97.3
2.43 December 10, 1993 61.7
2.81 March 16, 1992 71.4
3.04 January 04, 1991 77.2
7.54 December 29, 1990 191.5
4.14 May 28, 1989 105.2
3.06 August 23, 1988 77.7
1.96 August 13, 1987 49.8
2.02 September 30, 1986 51.3
2.60 December 10, 1985 66.0
2.75 January 17, 1984 69.9
6.78 March 04, 1983 172.2
1.31 January 22, 1982 33.3
2.71 May 22, 1981 68.8
2.41 January 07, 1980 61.2
1.91 March 01, 1979 48.5
8.62 January 31, 1978 218.9
6.54 March 10, 1977 166.1
4.12 March 06, 1976 104.6
3.85 December 25, 1975 97.8
5.83 January 17, 1974 148.1
10.69 December 20, 1973 271.5
2.96 November 26, 1972 75.2
6.11 February 22, 1971 155.2
2.67 February 01, 1970 67.8
3.14 March 13, 1969 79.8
6.48 February 11, 1968 164.6
2.77 June 21, 1967 70.4
2.18 September 28, 1966 55.4
2.45 December 12, 1965 62.2
2.03 July 03, 1964 51.6
1.46 January 13, 1963 37.1
4.08 December 30, 1962 103.6
7.21 February 18, 1961 183.1
2.97 February 19, 1960 75.4
2.28 February 17, 1959 57.9
2.48 March 15, 1958 63.0
2.15 April 22, 1957 54.6
6.67 January 22, 1956 169.4
6.75 January 23, 1955 171.5
5.96 January 16, 1954 151.4
2.92 January 25, 1953 74.2
2.90 January 10, 1952 73.7
6.83 January 11, 1951 173.5
4.96 March 11, 1950 126.0
4.34 March 03, 1949 110.2
4.26 May 01, 1948 108.2
4.98 February 11, 1947 126.5
3.78 January 21, 1946 96.0
2.24 July 16, 1945 56.9
2.16 December 22, 1944 54.9
4.82 February 14, 1943 122.4
6.95 February 11, 1942 176.5
2.87 March 15, 1941 72.9
2.53 November 15, 1940 64.3
3.18 November 28, 1939 80.8
2.55 October 24, 1938 64.8
4.37 March 15, 1937 111.0
2.00 June 24, 1936 50.8
3.46 July 08, 1935 87.9
5.38 February 01, 1934 136.7
11.55 July 11, 1933 293.4
3.89 December 19, 1932 98.8
5.44 February 04, 1931 138.2
5.32 January 23, 1930 135.1
15.30 February 21, 1929 388.6
6.78 February 19, 1928 172.2
2.93 June 04, 1927 74.4
3.45 September 27, 1926 87.6
4.91 June 19, 1925 124.7
2.44 June 11, 1924 62.0
2.30 June 04, 1923 58.4
4.70 February 04, 1922 119.4
5.35 December 30, 1921 135.9
3.96 January 20, 1920 100.6
3.44 April 24, 1919 87.4
9.69 January 22, 1918 246.1
2.90 September 18, 1917 73.7
2.52 December 27, 1916 64.0
4.32 February 09, 1915 109.7
3.48 December 25, 1914 88.4
4.78 December 22, 1913 121.4
3.44 October 24, 1912 87.4
8.11 February 03, 1911 206.0
6.44 March 20, 1910 163.6
2.47 November 29, 1909 62.7
4.94 March 13, 1908 125.5
1.99 December 19, 1907 50.5
4.21 May 22, 1906 106.9
7.36 January 17, 1905 186.9
7.55 April 08, 1904 191.8
3.02 November 05, 1903 76.7
1.64 January 14, 1902 41.7
2.85 February 27, 1901 72.4
1.47 September 16, 1900 37.3
6.55 February 06, 1899 166.4
6.52 February 03, 1898 165.6
2.60 October 07, 1897 66.0
10.53 January 29, 1896 267.5
4.19 January 25, 1895 106.4
1894
7.98 February 15, 1893 202.7
4.41 December 14, 1892 112.0
5.63 June 07, 1891 143.0
5.12 March 25, 1890 130.0
2.51 March 10, 1889 63.8
10.82 February 17, 1888 274.8
Reference

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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