AT THE POINT
Degree confluence 25°S 150°E, Google Earth
Climate: The closest representative weather station is at the Brigalow Research Station, which is located approximately 26 km north-west of the confluence, and has an elevation of 168 m. The station has been collecting data since 1965.
|Mean Max C°||33.7||32.5||31.7||29.0||25.3||22.1||21.8||23.7||27.2||30.0||31.6||33.1||28.5|
|Mean Min C°||21.0||20.6||18.7||15.0||11.5||8.0||6.4||7.5||10.9||14.9||17.7||19.8||14.3|
|Mean rain (mm)||95.1||104.0||43.4||42.9||47.9||29.2||30.5||26.2||33.4||63.5||81.8||102.0||697.7|
The highest temperature recorded was 45.4°C in January 1995, and the lowest was -3.7°C in July 1984. The greatest rainfall recorded in a year was 1 111.0 mm in 1978, and the least was 338.6 mm in 1993. These and other climate statistics for Brigalow can be found at on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website, http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_035149_All.shtml.
Extremes of Nature: The area is subject to the impact of some cyclones. The database maintained by the Bureau of Meteorology shows that since 1906, 23 cyclones have tracked within 200 km of the confluence, although only two of these passed within 50 km (two unnamed TCs, in February 1947, and May 1948). These cyclones bring with them potentially destructive winds and intense rainfall. Cyclone information for this area and all of Australia can be found at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/silo/cyclones.cgi.
Cyclone tracks within 200 km of point 1906 to 2006 (Bureau of Meteorology web site)
Extreme heat can also be a potential danger. Records show that the Brigalow Station experiences 34 days annually with temperatures 35°C or warmer. Such extreme temperatures can cause heat stroke and death if appropriate measures are not taken such as avoiding strenuous physical effort, keeping as cool as possible and drinking lots of water. Heat waves kill more people in Australia than all other natural hazards combined.
The total population of the degree square at the 2011 national Census was 3437, of which 1701 were in Moura and 452 in Theodore.
Under 5 years
65 years and over
Information: Ken Granger
Edited by: Hayley Freemantle
References to come