Brisbane Metro in May 2012: Dry with average temperatures

  • All locations recorded low rainfall
  • Amberely was the driest overall
  • Archerfield had the overall warmest days and Redcliffe the overall warmest nights

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Redlands HRS with 51.9 mm, followed by Brisbane Aero with 38.0 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 37.8 mm.

The wettest single day was at Brisbane with 13.2 mm on the 31st, followed by Redlands HRS with 12.8 mm on the 31st, followed by Brisbane Aero with 12.6 mm on the 31st.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 18.3 C, followed by Redcliffe with 18.0 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 17.5 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 15.6 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 17.2 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 17.4 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 27.2 C on the 12th, followed by Brisbane with 27.2 C on the 12th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 27.2 C on the 12th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 27.1 C on the 12th, followed by Brisbane with 26.7 C on the 10th.

The warmest days on average were at Archerfield Airport with 24.2 C, followed by Amberley AMO with 24.1 C, followed by Brisbane with 24.0 C.

The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 22.6 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.0 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 23.6 C.

The coldest day was at Brisbane Aero with 19.3 C on the 25th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 19.5 C on the 25th, followed by Redcliffe with 19.7 C on the 25th, followed by Brisbane with 19.7 C on the 26th.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 0.7 C on the 15th, followed by Amberley AMO with 1.1 C on the 27th, followed by Amberley AMO with 2.0 C on the 28th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 7.2 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 10.1 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 11.2 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 13.5 C, followed by Brisbane with 12.7 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 11.9 C.

The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 18.3 C on the 25th, followed by Brisbane with 17.7 C on the 25th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 17.6 C on the 25th.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 56 km/h on the 31st, followed by Archerfield Airport with 54 km/h on the 13th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 52 km/h on the 13th, followed by Redcliffe with 52 km/h on the 30th.

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Extremes in May 2012
Hottest day 27.2 C at Amberley AMO on the 12th
27.2 C at Brisbane on the 12th
27.2 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 12th
Warmest days on average 24.2 C at Archerfield Airport
24.1 C at Amberley AMO
24.0 C at Brisbane
Coolest days on average 22.6 C at Redcliffe
23.0 C at Brisbane Aero
23.6 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coldest day 19.3 C at Brisbane Aero on the 25th
19.5 C at Archerfield Airport on the 25th
19.7 C at Redcliffe on the 25th
Coldest night 0.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 15th
1.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 27th
2.0 C at Amberley AMO on the 28th
Coolest nights on average 7.2 C at Amberley AMO
10.1 C at Archerfield Airport
11.2 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 13.5 C at Redcliffe
12.7 C at Brisbane
11.9 C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest night 18.3 C at Redcliffe on the 25th
17.7 C at Brisbane on the 25th
17.6 C at Brisbane Aero on the 25th
Warmest on average overall 18.3 C at Brisbane
18.0 C at Redcliffe
17.5 C at Brisbane Aero
Coolest on average overall 15.6 C at Amberley AMO
17.2 C at Archerfield Airport
17.4 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest overall 51.9 mm at Redlands HRS
38.0 mm at Brisbane Aero
37.8 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest day 13.2 mm at Brisbane on the 31st
12.8 mm at Redlands HRS on the 31st
12.6 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 31st
Highest wind gust 56 km/h at Redcliffe on the 31st
54 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 13th
52 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 13th

Maps
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Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
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maximum
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Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
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Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Summary statistics for May 2012
Maximum temperatures
for May
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for May
(C)
Rainfall
for May
(millimetres)
Mean for
May
2012
Diff
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Highest for
May
2012
Mean for
May
2012
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May
2012
Total for
May
2012
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for
May
Rank of
May
2012
Fraction of
May
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 24.1 +0.1 27.2 12th 7.2 -2.8 0.7 15th 11.8 53.2 low 22%
Archerfield Airport 24.2 +0.4 27.1 12th 10.1 -1.8 3.9 15th 20.6 74.6 low 28%
Brisbane 24.0 -0.4 27.2 12th 12.7 -0.8 8.1 15th 36.4 61.9 low 59%
Brisbane Aero 23.0 -0.5 25.9 13th 11.9 -0.9 6.1 27th 38.0 109.0 low 35%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.6 -0.3 27.2 12th 11.2 -1.2 5.5 15th 37.8 110.8 low 34%
Redcliffe 22.6   25.9 13th 13.5   7.7 27th 22.6 70.0 low 32%

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 Friday 1 June 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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