Tuesday, 4 May 2010 - Monthly Climate Summary for Brisbane Metro - Product code IDCKGC24R0
Brisbane Metro in April 2010:
A little warmer than usual
Rainfall along the southeast Queensland coast was near average during April with the highest totals recorded at Dunethin Rock Alert* with 213mm, Tewantin Rsl Park with 207.6mm, Tanawha Alert* with 206mm and Noosa Heads Alert* with 206mm.
The highest daily totals occurred on the 1st April with 90 mm at Mt Binga and Finks Crossing TM*, followed by 86 mm at Burpengary on the 22nd, 83.8 mm at Tewantin RSL Park on the 1st.
Minor flooding occurred in Burpengary Creek during the 21st. Most sites in the southeast recorded their highest daily totals on the 1st, 17th, 18th, 21st or 22nd.
The wettest overall of the main weather stations was 102.0 mm at Brisbane Aero, followed by 85.0 mm at Redcliffe, followed by 53.8 mm at Archerfield Airport.
The driest overall of these was 36.4 mm at Brisbane, followed by 46.0 mm at Amberley AMO, followed by 52.3 mm at Logan City Water Treatment.
The wettest single day of the main sites was 29.4 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 22nd, followed by 27.6 mm at Redcliffe on the 22nd, followed by 22.8 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 17th.See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.
*Alert gauges and TM gauges are part of the flood warning network of automatic gauges and such telemetry data is not validated.
Mean maximum temperatures were slightly above average during April. Coolangatta and Maroochydore each recorded their highest mean monthly April maximum temperature on record with 26.7 °C.
The hottest day was 32.5 °C at Amberley AMO on the 11th, followed by 32.1 °C at Archerfield Airport also on the 11th, followed by 31.5 °C at Logan City Water Treatment on the 10th.
The warmest days on average were 27.5 °C at Amberley AMO, followed by 27.3 °C at Brisbane, followed by 27.2 °C at Archerfield Airport.
The coolest days on average were 26.1 °C at Brisbane Aero and also at Redcliffe, followed by 27.0 °C at Logan City Water Treatment, followed by 27.2 °C at Archerfield Airport.
The coldest day was 21.3 °C at Amberley AMO, followed by 21.4 °C at Redcliffe, and then 21.7 °C at Archerfield Airport, all on the 21st.See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.
Mean minimum temperatures were milder than usual during April with Archerfield, Brisbane Aero and Logan City having anomalies of over 1 °C.
Record high mean monthly April minimum temperatures were recorded further afield at Coolangatta with 18.3 °C, Maroochydore Aero with 18.4 °C and Tewantin RSL Park with 19.2 °C.
Coolangatta with 23.7 °C and the Gold Coast Seaway with 23.8 °C also recorded new highest on record April daily minimum temperatures on the 12th.
The coldest night was 6.5 °C at Amberley AMO on the 30th, followed by 8.1 °C at Amberley AMO on the 27th, followed by 10.4 °C at Amberley AMO on the 26th.
The coolest nights on average were 14.4 °C at Amberley AMO, followed by 16.3 °C at Archerfield Airport, followed by 17.0 °C at Logan City Water Treatment.
The warmest nights on average were 18.5 °C at Redcliffe, followed by 18.1 °C at Brisbane, followed by 17.3 °C at Brisbane Aero.
The warmest night was on the 12th, with 23.2 °C at Brisbane, 22.5 °C at Brisbane Aero, 22.5 °C at Redcliffe and 21.9 °C at Archerfield Airport.See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.
WindThe strongest wind gust was 56 km/h at Redcliffe on the 13th, followed by 54 km/h at Redcliffe on the 21st, followed by 52 km/h at Redcliffe on the 14th, followed by 52 km/h at Redcliffe on the 16th, followed by 52 km/h at Amberley AMO on the 20th.
|Extremes in April 2010 of the main weather stations|
32.5 °C at Amberley AMO on the 11th|
32.1 °C at Archerfield Airport on the 11th
31.5 °C at Logan City Water Treatment on the 10th
|Warmest days on average||
27.5 °C at Amberley AMO|
27.3 °C at Brisbane
27.2 °C at Archerfield Airport
|Coolest days on average||
26.1 °C at Brisbane Aero|
26.1 °C at Redcliffe
27.0 °C at Logan City Water Treatment
27.2 °C at Archerfield Airport
21.3 °C at Amberley AMO on the 21st|
21.4 °C at Redcliffe on the 21st
21.7 °C at Archerfield Airport on the 21st
6.5 °C at Amberley AMO on the 30th|
8.1 °C at Amberley AMO on the 27th
10.4 °C at Amberley AMO on the 26th
|Coolest nights on average||
14.4 °C at Amberley AMO|
16.3 °C at Archerfield Airport
17.0 °C at Logan City Water Treatment
|Warmest nights on average||
18.5 °C at Redcliffe|
18.1 °C at Brisbane
17.3 °C at Brisbane Aero
23.2 °C at Brisbane on the 12th|
22.5 °C at Brisbane Aero on the 12th
22.5 °C at Redcliffe on the 12th
21.9 °C at Archerfield Airport on the 12th
102.0 mm at Brisbane Aero|
85.0 mm at Redcliffe
53.8 mm at Archerfield Airport
36.4 mm at Brisbane|
46.0 mm at Amberley AMO
52.3 mm at Logan City Water Treatment
29.4 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 22nd|
27.6 mm at Redcliffe on the 22nd
22.8 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 17th
|Highest wind gust||
56 km/h at Redcliffe on the 13th|
54 km/h at Redcliffe on the 21st
52 km/h at Redcliffe on the 14th
52 km/h at Redcliffe on the 16th
52 km/h at Amberley AMO on the 20th
|Summary statistics for April 2010|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Logan City Water Treatment||27.0||+0.7||31.5||10th||17.0||+1.2||12.8||30th||52.3||75.4||average||69%|
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 12 pm on Tuesday 4 May 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 site.
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
(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.