Brisbane Metro in March 2011: 

Above average rainfall

  • Rainfall was above average in the southeast coast district. 
  • Both mean maximum and minimum temperatures were near average.

Rainfall

Rainfall was above average at most sites around the Metro area.  The wettest periods were during the first week, near the 20th and during the last few days.

The highest daily totals were over 100 mm and recorded during the 4th and 20th and included the following locations; Caloundra Airport with 114.2 mm on the 20th and Toogoolawah Post Office with 108.8 mm on the 04th.

The wettest overall of the main weather stations was Brisbane Aero with 197.2 mm, followed by Redlands HRS with 185.9 mm, followed by Redcliffe with 165.0 mm.

The driest overall of the main weather stations was Archerfield Airport with 97.0 mm, followed by Amberley AMO with 115.4 mm, followed by Brisbane with 149.2 mm.

The wettest single day was at these was Redcliffe with 65.2 mm on the 20th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 58.8 mm on the 4th, followed by Amberley AMO with 44.0 mm on the 20th.

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

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 24.5 C, followed by Redcliffe with 24.5 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 24.2 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 24.0 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 24.0 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 23.6 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 24.0 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 24.0 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 24.2 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 35.5 C on the 22nd and a new daily March record exceeding the previous record of 35.3 C on the 1st March 1993, followed by 35.2 C on the 1st at the same location, followed by Brisbane with 34.5 C on the 22nd. 

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 28.7 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 28.7 C, followed by Brisbane with 28.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 28.7 C, followed by Redcliffe with 27.9 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 27.8 C.

The coolest days on average were at Brisbane Aero with 27.8 C, followed by Redcliffe with 27.9 C, followed by Amberley AMO with 28.7 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 28.7 C, followed by Brisbane with 28.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 28.7 C.

The coldest day was at Amberley AMO with 21.9 C on the 30th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 22.3 C on the 30th, followed by Redcliffe with 22.8 C on the 30th.

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

Minimum temperature

Here are some facts about minimum temperatures; if you like them mixed in with maxima delete the heading.

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 12.1 C on the 25th, followed by Amberley AMO with 13.8 C on the 26th, followed by Amberley AMO with 14.1 C on the 28th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 18.4 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 19.3 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 19.8 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 21.1 C, followed by Brisbane with 20.3 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 20.2 C.

The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 24.2 C on the 3rd, followed by Redcliffe with 23.9 C on the 12th, followed by Brisbane with 23.8 C on the 3rd, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.8 C on the 3rd.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gusts were at Redcliffe with 74 km/h on the 5th, 72 km/h on the 6th and 59 km/h on the 27th.

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorm activity affected the greater Brisbane area during the 1st to 3rd.

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Extremes in March 2011
Hottest day 35.5 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 22nd
35.2 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 1st
34.5 C at Brisbane on the 22nd
Warmest days on average 28.7 C at Amberley AMO
28.7 C at Archerfield Airport
28.7 C at Brisbane
28.7 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
27.9 C at Redcliffe
27.8 C at Brisbane Aero
Coolest days on average 27.8 C at Brisbane Aero
27.9 C at Redcliffe
28.7 C at Amberley AMO
28.7 C at Archerfield Airport
28.7 C at Brisbane
28.7 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coldest day 21.9 C at Amberley AMO on the 30th
22.3 C at Archerfield Airport on the 30th
22.8 C at Redcliffe on the 30th
Coldest night 12.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 25th
13.8 C at Amberley AMO on the 26th
14.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 28th
Coolest nights on average 18.4 C at Amberley AMO
19.3 C at Archerfield Airport
19.8 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 21.1 C at Redcliffe
20.3 C at Brisbane
20.2 C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest night 24.2 C at Redcliffe on the 3rd
23.9 C at Redcliffe on the 12th
23.8 C at Brisbane on the 3rd
23.8 C at Brisbane Aero on the 3rd
Warmest on average overall 24.5 C at Brisbane
24.5 C at Redcliffe
24.2 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
24.0 C at Archerfield Airport
24.0 C at Brisbane Aero
Coolest on average overall 23.6 C at Amberley AMO
24.0 C at Archerfield Airport
24.0 C at Brisbane Aero
24.2 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest overall 197.2 mm at Brisbane Aero
185.9 mm at Redlands HRS
165.0 mm at Redcliffe
Driest overall 97.0 mm at Archerfield Airport
115.4 mm at Amberley AMO
149.2 mm at Brisbane
Wettest day 65.2 mm at Redcliffe on the 20th
58.8 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 4th
44.0 mm at Amberley AMO on the 20th
Highest wind gust 74 km/h at Redcliffe on the 5th
72 km/h at Redcliffe on the 6th
59 km/h at Redcliffe on the 27th




Summary statistics for March 2011
Maximum temperatures
for March
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for March
(C)
Rainfall
for March
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest for
March
2011
Mean for
March
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
March
2011
Total for
March
2011
Average
for
March
Rank of
March
2011
Fraction of
March
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.7 -0.7 34.4 22nd 18.4 +0.7 12.1 25th 115.4 82.6 high 140%
Archerfield Airport 28.7 0.0 34.4 22nd 19.3 +1.1 15.7 25th 97.0 124.1 average 78%
Brisbane 28.7 -0.2 34.5 22nd 20.3 +0.5 16.3 25th 149.2 94.3 high 158%
Brisbane Aero 27.8 -0.1 32.3 23rd 20.2 +0.8 15.0 25th 197.2 91.5 high 216%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.7 +0.4 35.5 22nd 19.8 +1.0 15.0 25th 151.9 114.5 high 133%
Redcliffe 27.9   32.3 23rd 21.1   18.1 8th 165.0

Notes

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 2 pm on Friday 1 April 2011. 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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