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)

Rainfall

The 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.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 23.2 C.

The coolest on average was Brisbane Aero with 22.3 C.

Maximum temperature

The 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 temperature

The 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.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Amberley AMO with 83 km/h on the 11th.

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Extremes in December 2011
Hottest day 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
Coldest day 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
Warmest night 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
Wettest overall 162.2 mm at Redcliffe
Driest overall 114.5 mm at Redlands HRS
Wettest day 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
temperature
in December 2011 (C)
Previous coolest
for December
Years of
record
Average for
December
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
Maximum temperatures
for December
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for December
(C)
Rainfall
for December
(millimetres)
Mean for
December
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest for
December
2011
Mean for
December
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
December
2011
Total for
December
2011
Average
for
December
Rank of
December
2011
Fraction of
December
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.0 -2.8 34.1 27th 16.7 -1.7 11.5 3rd 146.8 123.6 high 119%
Archerfield Airport 27.6 -1.9 32.4 27th 17.5 -1.6 13.0 3rd 136.6 128.8 average 106%
Brisbane 27.6 -1.7 32.9 12th 18.8 -1.6 15.8 3rd 132.4 155.7 average 85%
Brisbane Aero 26.4 -1.8 32.5 12th 18.2 -1.9 13.9 3rd 125.2 142.2 average 88%
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%
Redcliffe 26.3   31.6 27th 19.3   16.7 3rd 162.2

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 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 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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