Brisbane Metro in November 2011: Dry and warm

  • Rainfall was very much below average, with Logan City receiving a record lowest total November rainfall 
  • Locations that had only received minimal rainfall since late October, finally received rainfall on the 24th November
  • Brisbane's dry spell  lasted for 27 days (28th Oct to 23rd Nov, 2011), and previously November of 1842 received no rain and 29 no rain days in November 1951 
  • Minimum temperatures were very much above average, with a record highest November mean daily minimum temperature for Archerfield  
  • Maximum temperatures were above average

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Amberley AMO with 30.8 mm, followed by Redcliffe with 16.2 mm, followed by Brisbane Aero with 15.8 mm.

The driest overall was Archerfield Airport with 9.0 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 9.5 mm, followed by Redlands HRS with 13.6 mm.

Some sites had their lowest total November rainfall on record. Some sites had their lowest total November rainfall for at least 20 years.

The wettest single day was at Amberley AMO with 26.4 mm on the 24th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 15.0 mm on the 25th, followed by Redcliffe with 15.0 mm on the 25th, followed by Brisbane with 10.2 mm on the 25th.

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

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 24.3 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 24.2 C, followed by Amberley AMO with 24.0 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 24.0 C.

The coolest on average was Brisbane Aero with 23.6 C, followed by Redcliffe with 23.9 C, followed by Amberley AMO with 24.0 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 24.0 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 36.9 C on the 15th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 35.6 C on the 27th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 34.7 C on the 15th, followed by Amberley AMO with 34.7 C on the 27th.

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 31.0 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 29.6 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 29.0 C.

The coolest days on average were at Brisbane Aero with 27.5 C, followed by Redcliffe with 27.6 C, followed by Brisbane with 28.8 C.

The coldest day was at Redcliffe with 23.5 C on the 1st, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.6 C on the 1st, followed by Redlands HRS with 23.7 C on the 1st.

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

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 12.7 C on the 6th, followed by Amberley AMO with 13.2 C on the 7th, followed by Amberley AMO with 13.2 C on the 9th, followed by Amberley AMO with 13.3 C on the 8th, followed by Amberley AMO with 13.3 C on the 20th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 17.0 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 18.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 19.1 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 20.2 C, followed by Brisbane with 19.8 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 19.7 C.

The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 23.8 C on the 29th, followed by Redlands HRS with 23.3 C on the 23rd, followed by Redcliffe with 23.1 C on the 23rd, followed by Redcliffe with 23.1 C on the 30th.

Some sites had their highest November mean daily minimum temperature on record. See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 54 km/h on the 1st, followed by Redcliffe with 54 km/h on the 22nd, followed by Brisbane Aero with 52 km/h on the 14th, followed by Redcliffe with 52 km/h on the 14th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 52 km/h on the 22nd, followed by Brisbane Aero with 52 km/h on the 22nd, followed by Redcliffe with 52 km/h on the 23rd, followed by Redcliffe with 50 km/h on the 3rd, followed by Brisbane Aero with 50 km/h on the 23rd.

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Extremes in November 2011
Hottest day 36.9 C at Amberley AMO on the 15th
35.6 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 27th
34.7 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 15th
34.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 27th
Warmest days on average 31.0 C at Amberley AMO
29.6 C at Archerfield Airport
29.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coolest days on average 27.5 C at Brisbane Aero
27.6 C at Redcliffe
28.8 C at Brisbane
Coldest day 23.5 C at Redcliffe on the 1st
23.6 C at Brisbane Aero on the 1st
23.7 C at Redlands HRS on the 1st
Coldest night 12.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 6th
13.2 C at Amberley AMO on the 7th
13.2 C at Amberley AMO on the 9th
13.3 C at Amberley AMO on the 8th
13.3 C at Amberley AMO on the 20th
Coolest nights on average 17.0 C at Amberley AMO
18.7 C at Archerfield Airport
19.1 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 20.2 C at Redcliffe
19.8 C at Brisbane
19.7 C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest night 23.8 C at Redcliffe on the 29th
23.3 C at Redlands HRS on the 23rd
23.1 C at Redcliffe on the 23rd
23.1 C at Redcliffe on the 30th
Warmest on average overall 24.3 C at Brisbane
24.2 C at Archerfield Airport
24.0 C at Amberley AMO
24.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coolest on average overall 23.6 C at Brisbane Aero
23.9 C at Redcliffe
24.0 C at Amberley AMO
24.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest overall 30.8 mm at Amberley AMO
16.2 mm at Redcliffe
15.8 mm at Brisbane Aero
Driest overall 9.0 mm at Archerfield Airport
9.5 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
13.6 mm at Redlands HRS
Wettest day 26.4 mm at Amberley AMO on the 24th
15.0 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 25th
15.0 mm at Redcliffe on the 25th
10.2 mm at Brisbane on the 25th
Highest wind gust 54 km/h at Redcliffe on the 1st
54 km/h at Redcliffe on the 22nd
52 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 14th
52 km/h at Redcliffe on the 14th
52 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 22nd
52 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 22nd
52 km/h at Redcliffe on the 23rd
50 km/h at Redcliffe on the 3rd
50 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 23rd

Record lowest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2011 (mm)
Previous driest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 9.5 24.2 in 1994 20 110.0

Lowest total November rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for November 2011 (mm)
Most recent November
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
November
Archerfield Airport 9.0 1.3 in 1951 58 99.3
Redlands HRS 13.6 10.0 in 1982 25 103.0



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2011 (C)
Previous warmest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Archerfield Airport 18.7 = 18.7 in 2005 35 17.0



Summary statistics for November 2011
Maximum temperatures
for November
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2011
Mean for
November
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2011
Total for
November
2011
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2011
Fraction of
November
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 31.0 +1.5 36.9 15th 17.0 +0.7 12.7 6th 30.8 80.7 low 38%
Archerfield Airport 29.6 +1.4 34.6 27th 18.7 +1.7 14.6 7th 9.0 99.3 v low 9%
Brisbane 28.8 +1.1 33.9 27th 19.8 +1.3 15.8 7th 15.6 103.0 v low 15%
Brisbane Aero 27.5 +0.8 30.4 27th 19.7 +1.6 15.3 7th 15.8 94.5 v low 17%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.0 +1.4 35.6 27th 19.1 +1.9 14.9 6th 9.5 110.0 lowest 9%
Redcliffe 27.6   29.9 15th 20.2   16.3 7th 16.2

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 1 pm on Thursday 1 December 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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