Brisbane Metro in October 2012: Dry, warm days, average nights

  • Redcliffe was the driest overall, with Amberley recording both the warmest days and coolest nights on average
  • Amberley also recorded it's lowest October mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Redlands HRS with 30.6 mm, followed by Amberley AMO with 25.8 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 24.0 mm.

The wettest single day was at Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 17.1 mm on the 12th, followed by Redlands HRS with 16.4 mm on the 12th, followed by Redcliffe with 12.4 mm on the 28th.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 21.3 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 21.1 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 20.9 C.

The coolest on average was Brisbane Aero with 20.1 C, followed by Amberley AMO with 20.3 C, followed by Redcliffe with 20.5 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 38.6 C on the 20th, followed by Amberley AMO with 37.5 C on the 7th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 36.4 C on the 7th.

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 29.3 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 28.1 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 27.5 C.

The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 25.0 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 25.5 C, followed by Brisbane with 27.3 C.

The coldest day was at Amberley AMO with 19.7 C on the 12th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 19.7 C on the 12th, followed by Redcliffe with 19.8 C on the 1st, followed by Brisbane with 20.0 C on the 12th.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 3.7 C on the 13th, followed by Amberley AMO with 4.9 C on the 14th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 5.8 C on the 13th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 11.3 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 13.6 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 14.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 14.7 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 16.0 C, followed by Brisbane with 15.4 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 14.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 14.7 C.

The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 21.4 C on the 11th, followed by Brisbane with 20.9 C on the 11th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 20.9 C on the 11th, followed by Brisbane with 20.6 C on the 22nd, followed by Redcliffe with 20.6 C on the 22nd.

Some sites had their lowest October mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 81 km/h on the 22nd, followed by Redcliffe with 72 km/h on the 7th, followed by Redcliffe with 70 km/h on the 2nd, followed by Amberley AMO with 70 km/h on the 12th.

Other phenomena

Smoke from bushfires produced hazy skies during the month

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Extremes in October 2012
Hottest day 38.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 20th
37.5 C at Amberley AMO on the 7th
36.4 C at Archerfield Airport on the 7th
Warmest days on average 29.3 C at Amberley AMO
28.1 C at Archerfield Airport
27.5 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coolest days on average 25.0 C at Redcliffe
25.5 C at Brisbane Aero
27.3 C at Brisbane
Coldest day 19.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 12th
19.7 C at Archerfield Airport on the 12th
19.8 C at Redcliffe on the 1st
Coldest night 3.7 C at Amberley AMO on the 13th
4.9 C at Amberley AMO on the 14th
5.8 C at Archerfield Airport on the 13th
Coolest nights on average 11.3 C at Amberley AMO
13.6 C at Archerfield Airport
14.7 C at Brisbane Aero
14.7 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 16.0 C at Redcliffe
15.4 C at Brisbane
14.7 C at Brisbane Aero
14.7 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest night 21.4 C at Redcliffe on the 11th
20.9 C at Brisbane on the 11th
20.9 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 11th
Warmest on average overall 21.3 C at Brisbane
21.1 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
20.9 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest on average overall 20.1 C at Brisbane Aero
20.3 C at Amberley AMO
20.5 C at Redcliffe
Wettest overall 30.6 mm at Redlands HRS
25.8 mm at Amberley AMO
24.0 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest day 17.1 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 12th
16.4 mm at Redlands HRS on the 12th
12.4 mm at Redcliffe on the 28th
Highest wind gust 81 km/h at Redcliffe on the 22nd
72 km/h at Redcliffe on the 7th
70 km/h at Redcliffe on the 2nd
70 km/h at Amberley AMO on the 12th

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

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Lowest October mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for October 2012 (C)
Most recent October
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
October
Amberley AMO 11.3 10.3 in 1992 20 13.4



Summary statistics for October 2012
Maximum temperatures
for October
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for October
(C)
Rainfall
for October
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
October
2012
Mean for
October
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
October
2012
Total for
October
2012
Average
for
October
Rank of
October
2012
Fraction of
October
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 29.3 +1.6 38.6 20th 11.3 -2.1 3.7 13th 25.8 74.9 low 34%
Archerfield Airport 28.1 +1.2 36.4 7th 13.6 -0.7 5.8 13th 23.2 78.8 v low 29%
Brisbane 27.3 +0.5 33.2 22nd 15.4 -0.9 8.8 13th 21.4 81.4 v low 26%
Brisbane Aero 25.5 +0.1 28.8 22nd 14.7 -1.0 7.6 13th 18.2 79.0 v low 23%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.5 +1.2 35.0 6th 14.7 -0.2 8.9 13th 24.0 62.2 low 39%
Redcliffe 25.0   29.7 7th 16.0   9.5 13th 15.2 87.7 low 17%

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 November 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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