Brisbane Metro in November 2010: A cool month

  • Near average rainfall.
  • Cooler than average mean maximum temperatures.

Main Weather Systems

A weak trough that swept across the region on the 3rd triggered some isolated showers around the Brisbane Metropolitan area.

On the 4th and 5th, a rain band extended along an upper level trough from the northern part of the state and delivered some moderate to locally heavy falls over northern Brisbane before easing to isolated showers on the 6th, and cleared off the coastal region on the 7th.

Isolated coastal showers persisted for the next few days before returning to fine weather conditions on the 11th.

Affected by a middle level trough over the central interior of the state, isolated showers or thunderstorms continued over the northern parts of Brisbane on the 15th.

Another more significant surface trough approached from the west on the 18th and isolated showers affected the western and southern suburbs. Showers increased from isolated to scattered and delivered some moderate falls over the Brisbane region on the 19th before contracting to the Sunshine Coast area on the 20th and 21st.

The coastal ridge extended from a high over the southern Tasman Sea and reached its peak on the 24th, generating isolated showers, chiefly near the coast, which persisted through to the 27th.

Rainfall

The total rainfall received at Metropolitan stations during November was very close to or slightly below the long term average figure.

The wettest overall was 91.4 mm at Redcliffe, followed by 72.4 mm at Archerfield Airport, then 57.8 mm at Brisbane.

The driest overall was 20.6 mm at Amberley AMO, followed by 43.3 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant, then 53.2 mm at Brisbane Aero.

The wettest single day 49.0 mm at Redcliffe on the 19th, followed by 32.2 mm at Archerfield Airport on the 5th, then 28.2 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 19th.

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

Temperature

The mean monthly maximum temperature was 1 to 2 C below the long term average while the mean minimum temperature was slightly above. Apart from the Amberley area, which was marginally above the 30 C on the 16th and 17th, all the other Metropolitan stations remained under 30 C for their maximum daily temperature.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was 30.4 C at Amberley AMO on the 17th, followed by 30.3 C on the 16th, then 29.5 C at Brisbane on the 17th, at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 18th and at Amberley AMO on the 29th.

The warmest days on average were 27.4 C at Amberley AMO, followed by 26.6 C at Brisbane, then 26.5 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant.

The coolest days on average were 25.6 C at Redcliffe, followed by 25.9 C at Brisbane Aero, then 26.4 C at Archerfield Airport.

The coldest day was 21.3 C at Redcliffe on the 4th, followed by 21.4 C at Brisbane Aero on the 4th, then 22.1 C at Archerfield Airport on the 4th.

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

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was 8.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 3rd, followed by 12.9 C at Brisbane Aero on the 3rd, then 13.0 C at Archerfield Airport on the 3rd.

The coolest nights on average were 16.2 C at Amberley AMO, followed by 17.5 C at Archerfield Airport, then 17.6 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant.

The warmest nights on average were 19.4 C at Redcliffe, followed by 18.8 C at Brisbane Aero, then 18.5 C at Brisbane.

The warmest night was 22.5 C at Redcliffe on the 18th, followed by 22.4 C at Redcliffe on the 30th, then 21.9 C at Redcliffe on the 13th.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gust was 65 km/h at Redcliffe on the 19th, followed by 63 km/h at Redcliffe on the 20th, followed by 57 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 20th.


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Extremes in November 2010
Hottest day 30.4 C at Amberley AMO on the 17th
30.3 C at Amberley AMO on the 16th
29.5 C at Brisbane on the 17th
29.5 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 18th
29.5 C at Amberley AMO on the 29th
Warmest days on average 27.4 C at Amberley AMO
26.6 C at Brisbane
26.5 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coolest days on average 25.6 C at Redcliffe
25.9 C at Brisbane Aero
26.4 C at Archerfield Airport
Coldest day 21.3 C at Redcliffe on the 4th
21.4 C at Brisbane Aero on the 4th
22.1 C at Archerfield Airport on the 4th
Coldest night 8.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 3rd
12.9 C at Brisbane Aero on the 3rd
13.0 C at Archerfield Airport on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 16.2 C at Amberley AMO
17.5 C at Archerfield Airport
17.6 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 19.4 C at Redcliffe
18.8 C at Brisbane Aero
18.5 C at Brisbane
Warmest night 22.5 C at Redcliffe on the 18th
22.4 C at Redcliffe on the 30th
21.9 C at Redcliffe on the 13th
Wettest overall 91.4 mm at Redcliffe
72.4 mm at Archerfield Airport
57.8 mm at Brisbane
Driest overall 20.6 mm at Amberley AMO
43.3 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
53.2 mm at Brisbane Aero
Wettest day 49.0 mm at Redcliffe on the 19th
32.2 mm at Archerfield Airport on the 5th
28.2 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 19th
Highest wind gust 65 km/h at Redcliffe on the 19th
63 km/h at Redcliffe on the 20th
57 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 20th

Summary statistics for November 2010
Maximum temperatures
for November
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2010
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2010
Mean for
November
2010
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2010
Total for
November
2010
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2010
Fraction of
November
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 27.4 -2.1 30.4 17th 16.2 -0.1 8.1 3rd 20.6 81.4 v low 25%
Archerfield Airport 26.4 -1.9 29.3 17th 17.5 +0.5 13.0 3rd 72.4 100.4 average 72%
Brisbane 26.6 -1.2 29.5 17th 18.5 0.0 14.9 3rd 57.8 110.9 low 52%
Brisbane Aero 25.9 -0.9 28.4 17th 18.8 +0.8 12.9 3rd 53.2 99.2 low 54%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.5 -1.1 29.5 18th 17.6 +0.4 13.6 3rd 43.3 115.2 v low 38%
Redcliffe 25.6   27.8 17th 19.4   14.3 3rd 91.4

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Greater Brisbane 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 Wednesday 1 December 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 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.

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