Tuesday, 3 January 2012 - Monthly Climate Summary for Brisbane Metro - Product code IDCKGC34L0
Brisbane Metro in December 2011: Very cool month
- Very much below average maximum temperatures and below average minimum temperatures
- Redlands and Logan City both broke their previous lowest daily maximum temperatures on the 7th
- The coolest on average overall was at Brisbane Airport (22.3 °C)
- The wetest overall was at Redcliffe (162.2 mm)
RainfallThe wettest overall was Redcliffe with 162.2 mm.
The driest overall was Redlands HRS with 114.5 mm.
The wettest single day was at Redlands HRS with 51.2 mm on the 8th.See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.
TemperatureThe warmest on average was Brisbane with 23.2 °C.
The coolest on average was Brisbane Aero with 22.3 °C.
Maximum temperatureThe hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 34.1 °C on the 27th.
The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 28.0 °C.
The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 26.3 °C.
The coldest day was at Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 19.2 °C on the 7th.It is likely that Brisbane will receive an equal lowest daily maximum tempertaure on record of 19.9 °C, also on the 7th (equal record is 9th December 1963)
Some sites had their coldest December day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.
Minimum temperatureThe coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 11.5 °C on the 3rd.
The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 16.7 °C.
The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 19.3 °C.
The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 22.2 °C on the 12th, 21st and on the 23rd.See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.
WindThe strongest wind gust was at Amberley AMO with 83 km/h on the 11th.
|Extremes in December 2011|
34.1 °C at Amberley AMO on the 27th|
|Warmest days on average||28.0 °C at Amberley AMO|
|Coolest days on average||26.3 °C at Redcliffe|
19.2 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 7th|
|Coldest night||11.5 °C at Amberley AMO on the 3rd|
|Coolest nights on average||
16.7 °C at Amberley AMO|
|Warmest nights on average||19.3 °C at Redcliffe|
22.2 °C at Redcliffe on the 12th|
22.2 °C at Redcliffe on the 21st
22.2 °C at Redcliffe on the 23rd
|Warmest on average overall||
23.2 °C at Brisbane|
|Coolest on average overall||
22.3 °C at Brisbane Aero|
162.2 mm at Redcliffe|
114.5 mm at Redlands HRS|
51.2 mm at Redlands HRS on the 8th|
|Highest wind gust||
83 km/h at Amberley AMO on the 11th|
|Record lowest December daily maximum temperature|
Lowest daily maximum
in December 2011 (°C)
|Redlands HRS||20.0||on the 7th||21.3||on the 1st in 1986||45||28.2|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||19.2||on the 7th||20.0||on the 27th in 2006||20||29.0|
|Summary statistics for December 2011|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||27.0||-2.0||33.1||12th||18.1||-1.0||14.5||3rd||143.7||131.5||average||109%|
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 11 am on Tuesday 3 January 2012. 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.