Sunday, 1 March 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for Brisbane Metro - Product code IDCKGC14R0

Brisbane Metro in February 2009


  • Logan City above average rainfall, remaining metropolitan sites below average
  • Mean maximum and minimum temperatures within a degree of average

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Details

Most of the metropolitan sites, apart from Logan City, recorded below the long term average rainfall for the month of February.

Temperatures, both maximum and minimum, were within a degree of the long term average for all sites.

Rainfall

Logan City recorded above the long term average rainfall for February, while Amberley, Archerfield, Redcliffe, Brisbane and Brisbane Airport all recorded below average. The highest daily rainfall for most of the metropolitan sites was recorded on the 13th, due to a weak low pressure system situated east of Cape Moreton bringing heavy rainfall across the area. Brisbane city recorded the highest daily rainfall on the 14th, with 36.8mm

The wettest overall was 211.1 mm at Logan City Water Treatment, followed by 149.6 mm at Redcliffe, followed by 143.0 mm at Brisbane Aero.

The wettest single day 79.6 mm at Redcliffe on the 13th, followed by 63.6 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 13th, followed by 51.1 mm at Logan City Water Treatment on the 13th.

See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

Maximum temperatures across the metropolitan area were within a degree of the long term average, with some warm days in the western suburbs early in the month. The hottest day for all sites occurred on the 9th February, where all the metropolitan sites recorded over 31 degrees.

Minimum temperatures were also within a degree of the long term averages for the metropolitan sites.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was 38.0 C at Amberley AMO on the 9th, followed by 37.2 C at Archerfield Airport on the 9th, followed by 36.9 C at Logan City Water Treatment on the 9th.

The warmest days on average were 30.6 C at Amberley AMO, followed by 30.4 C at Archerfield Airport, followed by 29.9 C at Brisbane.

The coolest days on average were 28.7 C at Redcliffe, followed by 28.8 C at Brisbane Aero, followed by 29.4 C at Logan City Water Treatment.

The coldest day was 22.6 C at Logan City Water Treatment on the 13th, followed by 23.1 C at Archerfield Airport on the 13th, followed by 23.5 C at Brisbane on the 13th.

See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was 14.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 28th, followed by 15.0 C at Amberley AMO on the 8th, followed by 16.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 25th.

The coolest nights on average were 19.3 C at Amberley AMO, followed by 20.3 C at Archerfield Airport, followed by 21.1 C at Brisbane Aero.

The warmest nights on average were 21.9 C at Redcliffe, followed by 21.5 C at Brisbane, followed by 21.3 C at Logan City Water Treatment.

The warmest night was 24.5 C at Redcliffe on the 7th, followed by 24.4 C at Brisbane on the 10th, followed by 24.2 C at Redcliffe on the 25th.

See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was 72 km/h at Redcliffe on the 13th, and then 65 km/h at Redcliffe on the 14th.

Further information

Queensland Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (07) 3239 8700
Email climate.qld@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
38.0 C at Amberley AMO on the 9th
37.2 C at Archerfield Airport on the 9th
36.9 C at Logan City Water Treatment on the 9th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
30.6 C at Amberley AMO
30.4 C at Archerfield Airport
29.9 C at Brisbane
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
28.7 C at Redcliffe
28.8 C at Brisbane Aero
29.4 C at Logan City Water Treatment
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
22.6 C at Logan City Water Treatment on the 13th
23.1 C at Archerfield Airport on the 13th
23.5 C at Brisbane on the 13th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
14.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 28th
15.0 C at Amberley AMO on the 8th
16.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 25th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
19.3 C at Amberley AMO
20.3 C at Archerfield Airport
21.1 C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
21.9 C at Redcliffe
21.5 C at Brisbane
21.3 C at Logan City Water Treatment
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
24.5 C at Redcliffe on the 7th
24.4 C at Brisbane on the 10th
24.2 C at Redcliffe on the 25th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
211.1 mm at Logan City Water Treatment
149.6 mm at Redcliffe
143.0 mm at Brisbane Aero
Driest overall
Lowest total rainfall
79.0 mm at Amberley AMO
120.0 mm at Archerfield Airport
131.8 mm at Brisbane
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
79.6 mm at Redcliffe on the 13th
63.6 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 13th
51.1 mm at Logan City Water Treatment on the 13th
Highest wind gust
72 km/h at Redcliffe on the 13th
65 km/h at Redcliffe on the 14th
57 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 3rd

Summaries

In this table, key sites have been highlighted to make them easier to find. This table is very wide and may not fit if printed.

Summary statistics for February 2009

Maximum temperatures
for February
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for February
(C)
Rainfall
for February
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2009
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2009
Mean for
February
2009
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2009
Total for
February
2009
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2009
Fraction of
February
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 30.6 +0.2 38.0 9th 19.3 -0.2 14.6 28th 79.0 120.7 average 65%
Archerfield Airport 30.4 +0.7 37.2 9th 20.3 +0.3 17.4 28th 120.0 151.6 average 79%
Brisbane* 29.9 +0.9 36.1 9th 21.5 +0.9 19.2 28th 131.8 158.3 average 83%
Brisbane Aero* 28.8 -0.1 31.6 9th 21.1 +0.3
18.2 28th 143.0 174.6 average 82%
Logan City Water Treatment 29.4 +0.1 36.9 9th 21.3 +1.1 17.0 28th 211.1 142.1 average 149%
Redcliffe* 28.7 +0.2 31.6 9th 21.9 +0.5 19.1 28th 149.6 160.9
average
93%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Sunday 1 March 2009. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages are long-term means based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not shown for sites with less than 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably. * In this case, normals from a nearby suitable site may be included to calculate statistics (these are marked with an *).

The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Further information

Queensland Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (07) 3239 8700
Email climate.qld@bom.gov.au