Brisbane Metro in April 2012: Above average rainfall and warm nights

  • All locations recorded above average rainfall 
  • Brisbane Airport was the wettest overall and Redcliffe had the overall warmest nights
  • There was one low daily maximum record broken

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Brisbane Aero with 196.8 mm, followed by Redcliffe with 190.4 mm, followed by Redlands HRS with 155.3 mm.

The driest overall was Amberley AMO with 77.0 mm, followed by Archerfield Airport with 101.4 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 140.9 mm.

The wettest single day was at Brisbane Aero with 125.8 mm on the 29th, followed by Redcliffe with 90.0 mm on the 28th, followed by Redcliffe with 85.8 mm on the 29th.

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

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 21.9 C, followed by Redcliffe with 21.4 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 21.1 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 20.1 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 20.9 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 21.1 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Brisbane with 30.5 C on the 3rd, followed by Brisbane with 30.5 C on the 9th, followed by Brisbane with 30.3 C on the 2nd, followed by Amberley AMO with 30.3 C on the 9th, followed by Amberley AMO with 30.2 C on the 3rd, followed by Archerfield Airport with 30.2 C on the 9th.

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 26.8 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 26.7 C, followed by Brisbane with 26.5 C.

The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 25.2 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 25.3 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 25.8 C.

The coldest day was at Amberley AMO with 18.9 C on the 27th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 19.6 C on the 27th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 20.0 C on the 28th.

Some sites had their coldest April 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 4.6 C on the 26th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 8.6 C on the 26th, followed by Amberley AMO with 8.9 C on the 11th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 13.5 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 15.5 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 16.1 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 17.6 C, followed by Brisbane with 17.3 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 16.5 C.

The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 20.7 C on the 24th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 20.5 C on the 24th, followed by Brisbane with 20.4 C on the 24th.

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

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 76 km/h on the 10th, followed by Redcliffe with 67 km/h on the 12th, followed by Redcliffe with 57 km/h on the 11th.

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Extremes in April 2012
Hottest day 30.5 C at Brisbane on the 3rd
30.5 C at Brisbane on the 9th
30.3 C at Brisbane on the 2nd
Warmest days on average 26.8 C at Amberley AMO
26.7 C at Archerfield Airport
26.5 C at Brisbane
Coolest days on average 25.2 C at Redcliffe
25.3 C at Brisbane Aero
25.8 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coldest day 18.9 C at Amberley AMO on the 27th
19.6 C at Archerfield Airport on the 27th
20.0 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 28th
Coldest night 4.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 26th
8.6 C at Brisbane Aero on the 26th
8.9 C at Amberley AMO on the 11th
Coolest nights on average 13.5 C at Amberley AMO
15.5 C at Archerfield Airport
16.1 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 17.6 C at Redcliffe
17.3 C at Brisbane
16.5 C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest night 20.7 C at Redcliffe on the 24th
20.5 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 24th
20.4 C at Brisbane on the 24th
Warmest on average overall 21.9 C at Brisbane
21.4 C at Redcliffe
21.1 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest on average overall 20.1 C at Amberley AMO
20.9 C at Brisbane Aero
21.1 C at Archerfield Airport
Wettest overall 196.8 mm at Brisbane Aero
190.4 mm at Redcliffe
155.3 mm at Redlands HRS
Driest overall 77.0 mm at Amberley AMO
101.4 mm at Archerfield Airport
140.9 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest day 125.8 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 29th
90.0 mm at Redcliffe on the 28th
85.8 mm at Redcliffe on the 29th
Highest wind gust 76 km/h at Redcliffe on the 10th
67 km/h at Redcliffe on the 12th
57 km/h at Redcliffe on the 11th

Record lowest April daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in April 2012 (C)
Previous coolest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 20.0 on the 28th 20.4 on the 14th in 1995 20 26.3



Summary statistics for April 2012
Maximum temperatures
for April
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for April
(C)
Rainfall
for April
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
April
2012
Mean for
April
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
April
2012
Total for
April
2012
Average
for
April
Rank of
April
2012
Fraction of
April
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.8 -0.4 30.3 9th 13.5 -0.5 4.6 26th 77.0 55.5 high 139%
Archerfield Airport 26.7 +0.3 30.2 9th 15.5 +0.4 9.5 26th 101.4 80.5 high 126%
Brisbane 26.5 -0.6 30.5 9th 17.3 0.0 11.6 26th 149.0 66.8 high 223%
Brisbane Aero 25.3 -0.7 28.4 3rd 16.5 +0.2 8.6 26th 196.8 75.0 v high 262%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.8 -0.5 29.3 9th 16.1 +0.2 9.5 26th 140.9 82.4 high 171%
Redcliffe 25.2   27.8 3rd 17.6   11.5 26th 190.4 114.3 high 167%

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 Tuesday 1 May 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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