Brisbane Metro in August 2011: Warm, above average rainfall

  • The warmest overall was Brisbane
  • The wettest overall was Brisbane Airport 

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Brisbane Aero with 95.6 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 93.3 mm, followed by Redlands HRS with 92.8 mm.

The driest overall was Amberley AMO with 56.6 mm, followed by Redcliffe with 69.0 mm, followed by Archerfield Airport with 75.6 mm.

The wettest single day was at Brisbane Aero with 34.4 mm on the 31st, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 33.7 mm on the 23rd, followed by Brisbane Aero with 28.2 mm on the 28th.

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

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 16.9 C, followed by Redcliffe with 16.6 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 16.0 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 16.0 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 14.6 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 15.8 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 16.0 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 16.0 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 26.5 C on the 7th, followed by Amberley AMO with 26.1 C on the 29th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 26.1 C on the 29th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 25.5 C on the 28th.

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 22.8 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 22.6 C, followed by Brisbane with 22.6 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 22.1 C.

The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 21.2 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 21.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 22.1 C.

The coldest day was at Amberley AMO with 18.7 C on the 27th, followed by Redcliffe with 19.4 C on the 22nd, followed by Archerfield Airport with 19.4 C on the 27th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 19.4 C on the 27th, followed by Redcliffe with 19.5 C on the 11th, followed by Redcliffe with 19.5 C on the 27th.

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

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 0.3 C on the 10th, followed by Amberley AMO with 0.6 C on the 9th, followed by Amberley AMO with 1.5 C on the 20th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 6.4 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 9.0 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 10.0 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 12.0 C, followed by Brisbane with 11.2 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 10.3 C.

The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 16.9 C on the 27th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 16.6 C on the 27th, followed by Brisbane with 16.1 C on the 27th.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 78 km/h on the 22nd, followed by Redcliffe with 65 km/h on the 23rd, followed by Redcliffe with 61 km/h on the 21st.

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Extremes in August 2011
Hottest day 26.5 C at Amberley AMO on the 7th
26.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 29th
26.1 C at Archerfield Airport on the 29th
25.5 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 28th
Warmest days on average 22.8 C at Amberley AMO
22.6 C at Archerfield Airport
22.6 C at Brisbane
22.1 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coolest days on average 21.2 C at Redcliffe
21.7 C at Brisbane Aero
22.1 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coldest day 18.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 27th
19.4 C at Redcliffe on the 22nd
19.4 C at Archerfield Airport on the 27th
19.4 C at Brisbane Aero on the 27th
19.5 C at Redcliffe on the 11th
19.5 C at Redcliffe on the 27th
Coldest night 0.3 C at Amberley AMO on the 10th
0.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 9th
1.5 C at Amberley AMO on the 20th
Coolest nights on average 6.4 C at Amberley AMO
9.0 C at Archerfield Airport
10.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 12.0 C at Redcliffe
11.2 C at Brisbane
10.3 C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest night 16.9 C at Redcliffe on the 27th
16.6 C at Brisbane Aero on the 27th
16.1 C at Brisbane on the 27th
Warmest on average overall 16.9 C at Brisbane
16.6 C at Redcliffe
16.0 C at Brisbane Aero
16.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coolest on average overall 14.6 C at Amberley AMO
15.8 C at Archerfield Airport
16.0 C at Brisbane Aero
16.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest overall 95.6 mm at Brisbane Aero
93.3 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
92.8 mm at Redlands HRS
Driest overall 56.6 mm at Amberley AMO
69.0 mm at Redcliffe
75.6 mm at Archerfield Airport
Wettest day 34.4 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 31st
33.7 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 23rd
28.2 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 28th
Highest wind gust 78 km/h at Redcliffe on the 22nd
65 km/h at Redcliffe on the 23rd
61 km/h at Redcliffe on the 21st




Summary statistics for August 2011
Maximum temperatures
for August
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for August
(C)
Rainfall
for August
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2011
Mean for
August
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2011
Total for
August
2011
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2011
Fraction of
August
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.8 +0.1 26.5 7th 6.4 +0.1 0.3 10th 56.6 29.4 high 193%
Archerfield Airport 22.6 +0.1 26.1 29th 9.0 +1.0 4.3 19th 75.6 38.1 high 198%
Brisbane 22.6 -0.5 25.4 29th 11.2 +0.6 5.3 9th 76.8 44.8 average 171%
Brisbane Aero 21.7 0.0 24.1 29th 10.3 +0.7 5.0 10th 95.6 42.6 high 224%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.1 -0.4 25.5 28th 10.0 +0.7 5.2 19th 93.3 49.4 high 189%
Redcliffe 21.2   24.1 8th 12.0   8.4 13th 69.0

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 10 am on Thursday 1 September 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.

Please note that the rainfall data from telemetry gauges (those with ALERT, AL or TM in their names) may be from non-Bureau owned stations and includes real-time operational data from automated systems and has not been checked.

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