Brisbane Metro in March 2012


  • Above average rainfall received in Brisbane city and Brisbane Airport
  • Average rainfall over remaining metropolitan area
  • Slightly cooler than average day time temperatures

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Redcliffe with 177.0 mm, followed by Brisbane Aero with 165.2 mm, followed by Redlands HRS with 143.2 mm.

The wettest single day was at Redcliffe with 42.2 mm on the 23rd, followed by Brisbane Aero with 40.0 mm on the 5th, followed by Redcliffe with 36.0 mm on the 5th.

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

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 23.9 C, followed by Redcliffe with 23.6 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 23.4 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 22.8 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.3 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 23.3 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 23.4 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 33.2 C on the 2nd, followed by Archerfield Airport with 32.9 C on the 2nd, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 32.9 C on the 2nd, followed by Brisbane with 32.1 C on the 2nd.

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 28.4 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 28.4 C, followed by Brisbane with 28.2 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 27.6 C.

The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 26.9 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 27.3 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 27.6 C.

The coldest day was at Redcliffe with 23.9 C on the 22nd, followed by Amberley AMO with 24.5 C on the 22nd, followed by Redcliffe with 24.6 C on the 18th.

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

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was a Amberley AMO with 12.7 C on the 10th, followed by Amberley AMO with 12.7 C on the 27th, followed by Amberley AMO with 12.7 C on the 31st, followed by Amberley AMO with 13.1 C on the 29th, followed by Amberley AMO with 13.1 C on the 30th, followed by Amberley AMO with 14.3 C on the 13th, followed by Amberley AMO with 14.3 C on the 24th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 17.1 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 18.4 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 19.0 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 20.2 C, followed by Brisbane with 19.7 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 19.4 C.

The warmest night was at Brisbane Aero with 23.5 C on the 22nd, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.4 C on the 4th, followed by Redcliffe with 23.2 C on the 4th.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 65 km/h on the 18th, followed by Redcliffe with 63 km/h on the 22nd, followed by Redcliffe with 56 km/h on the 6th, followed by Redcliffe with 56 km/h on the 19th.

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Extremes in March 2012
Hottest day 33.2 C at Amberley AMO on the 2nd
Warmest days on average 28.4 C at Amberley AMO
28.4 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest days on average 26.9 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 23.9 C at Redcliffe on the 22nd
Coldest night 12.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 10th
12.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 27th
12.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 31st
Coolest nights on average 17.1 C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 20.2 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 23.5 C at Brisbane Aero on the 22nd
Warmest on average overall 23.9 C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 22.8 C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 177.0 mm at Redcliffe
Driest overall 74.2 mm at Amberley AMO
Wettest day 42.2 mm at Redcliffe on the 23rd
Highest wind gust 65 km/h at Redcliffe on the 18th




Summary statistics for March 2012
Maximum temperatures
for March
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for March
(C)
Rainfall
for March
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
March
2012
Mean for
March
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
March
2012
Total for
March
2012
Average
for
March
Rank of
March
2012
Fraction of
March
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.4 -1.0 33.2 2nd 17.1 -0.7 12.7 10th 74.2 82.6 average 90%
Archerfield Airport 28.4 -0.3 32.9 2nd 18.4 +0.1 14.4 27th 93.8 123.7 average 76%
Brisbane 28.2 -0.7 32.1 2nd 19.7 -0.2 16.8 27th 118.2 96.1 high 123%
Brisbane Aero 27.3 -0.6 30.1 9th 19.4 0.0 15.7 26th 165.2 95.3 high 173%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.6 -0.7 32.9 2nd 19.0 +0.1 15.9 27th 106.3 115.1 average 92%
Redcliffe 26.9   30.3 2nd 20.2   17.9 27th 177.0 118.0 average 150%

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 Monday 2 April 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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