Brisbane Metro in March 2010: A wet start to the month
- A wet start to the month.
- Close to average temperatures in the Metropolitan area.
At the start of the month, a monsoon low extended a
developing monsoon trough into the Queensland east coast, north of
Fraser Island. An east coast low with gale force winds developed on the
trough during the 2nd. The heaviest rainfall was concentrated around
the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and Burnett districts in response to the
developing system, but the south east also received moderate rainfall.
RainfallThe wettest overall was Brisbane Aero with 202.4 mm and the highest daily rainfall total was 92.6 mm at Redcliffe to 9am on the 2nd.
See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.
Mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were close to average across the Metropolitan area.
Maximum temperatureThe hottest day was 33.1 °C at Brisbane on the 10th, and the warmest days on average were 28.2 °C at Amberley AMO and Brisbane.
The coolest days on average were 27.2 °C at Redcliffe and the coldest day was 23.8 °C at Brisbane Aero on the 2nd.See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.
Minimum temperatureThe coldest night was 14.0 °C at Amberley on the 25th and the coolest nights on average were 18.2 °C at Amberley.
The warmest nights on average were 20.8 °C at Redcliffe and the warmest night was 24.0 °C also at Redcliffe on the 7th.See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.
WindThe strongest wind gusts was 74 km/h at Redcliffe on the 12th, followed by 70 km/h on the 13th and 69 km/h on the 3rd.
|Extremes in March 2010|
|Hottest day||33.1 °C at Brisbane on the 10th|
|Warmest days on average||28.2 °C at Amberley and Brisbane|
|Coolest days on average||27.2 °C at Redcliffe|
|Coldest day||23.8 °C at Brisbane Aero on the 2nd|
|Coldest night||14.0 °C at Amberley on the 25th|
|Coolest nights on average||18.2 °C at Amberley AMO|
|Warmest nights on average||20.8 °C at Redcliffe|
|Warmest night||24.0 °C at Redcliffe on the 7th|
|Wettest overall||215.2 mm at Brisbane Aero|
|Wettest day||92.6 mm at Redcliffe on the 2nd|
|Highest wind gust||74 km/h at Redcliffe on the 12th|
|Summary statistics for March 2010|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Logan City Water Treatment||27.9||-0.4||32.5||9th||20.0||+1.3||17.2||25th||147.1||113.7||high||129%|
A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Brisbane Metro using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Thursday 1 April 2010. 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
They are not shown for sites with less than 9 years of record, as they
cannot then be calculated reliably.
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.