Brisbane Metro in February 2012: Overall average, but on the cool side

  • Essentially average rainfall and cool temperatures
  • Logan was the wettest overall and Amberley the coolest

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 225.3 mm, followed by Archerfield Airport with 182.8 mm, followed by Brisbane with 162.2 mm.

The wettest single day was at Brisbane Aero with 77.2 mm on the 25th, followed by Redcliffe with 76.8 mm on the 25th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 65.2 mm on the 25th.

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Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 25.5 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 25.1 C, followed by Redcliffe with 25.1 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 24.7 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 24.5 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 24.6 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 24.7 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 34.9 C on the 6th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 34.6 C on the 6th, followed by Brisbane with 34.0 C on the 6th.

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 30.3 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 30.2 C, followed by Brisbane with 29.8 C.

The coolest days on average were at Brisbane Aero with 28.3 C, followed by Redcliffe with 28.4 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 29.2 C.

The coldest day was at Redlands HRS with 22.5 C on the 23rd, followed by Archerfield Airport with 22.9 C on the 23rd, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 23.0 C on the 23rd.

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

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 15.0 C on the 18th, followed by Amberley AMO with 15.1 C on the 16th, followed by Amberley AMO with 15.1 C on the 17th, followed by Amberley AMO with 15.8 C on the 15th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 18.8 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 20.0 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 20.0 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 21.0 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 21.8 C, followed by Brisbane with 21.1 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 21.0 C.

The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 24.6 C on the 1st, followed by Redcliffe with 24.6 C on the 7th, followed by Redlands HRS with 24.4 C on the 1st, followed by Redcliffe with 24.2 C on the 28th.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Archerfield Airport with 69 km/h on the 8th, followed by Redcliffe with 67 km/h on the 24th, followed by Amberley AMO with 59 km/h on the 25th.

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Extremes in February 2012
Hottest day 34.9 C at Amberley AMO on the 6th
34.6 C at Archerfield Airport on the 6th
34.0 C at Brisbane on the 6th
Warmest days on average 30.3 C at Amberley AMO
30.2 C at Archerfield Airport
29.8 C at Brisbane
Coolest days on average 28.3 C at Brisbane Aero
28.4 C at Redcliffe
29.2 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coldest day 22.5 C at Redlands HRS on the 23rd
22.9 C at Archerfield Airport on the 23rd
23.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 23rd
Coldest night 15.0 C at Amberley AMO on the 18th
15.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 16th
15.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 17th
Coolest nights on average 18.8 C at Amberley AMO
20.0 C at Archerfield Airport
20.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 21.8 C at Redcliffe
21.1 C at Brisbane
21.0 C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest night 24.6 C at Redcliffe on the 1st
24.6 C at Redcliffe on the 7th
24.4 C at Redlands HRS on the 1st
Warmest on average overall 25.5 C at Brisbane
25.1 C at Archerfield Airport
25.1 C at Redcliffe
Coolest on average overall 24.5 C at Amberley AMO
24.6 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
24.7 C at Brisbane Aero
Wettest overall 225.3 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
182.8 mm at Archerfield Airport
162.2 mm at Brisbane
Wettest day 77.2 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 25th
76.8 mm at Redcliffe on the 25th
65.2 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 25th
Highest wind gust 69 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 8th
67 km/h at Redcliffe on the 24th
59 km/h at Amberley AMO on the 25th

Summary statistics for February 2012
Maximum temperatures
for February
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for February
(C)
Rainfall
for February
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2012
Mean for
February
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2012
Total for
February
2012
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2012
Fraction of
February
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 30.3 -0.1 34.9 6th 18.8 -0.7 15.0 18th 72.8 121.6 average 60%
Archerfield Airport 30.2 +0.5 34.6 6th 20.0 -0.1 17.3 18th 182.8 153.2 high 119%
Brisbane 29.8 -0.2 34.0 6th 21.1 -0.3 19.6 16th 162.2 133.0 average 122%
Brisbane Aero 28.3 -0.8 30.3 6th 21.0 -0.1 18.4 16th 157.4 121.0 average 130%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.2 -0.2 33.5 29th 20.0 -0.4 16.7 29th 225.3 160.3 high 141%
Redcliffe 28.4   30.3 6th 21.8   19.9 9th 147.0

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 March 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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