Brisbane Metro in February 2013


Rainfall

The wettest overall was Redlands HRS with 329.8 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 295.4 mm, followed by Archerfield Airport with 252.0 mm.

Some sites had their highest total February rainfall for at least 20 years.

The wettest single day was at Brisbane with 93.4 mm on the 26th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 92.2 mm on the 26th, followed by Amberley AMO with 88.4 mm on the 26th.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 24.6 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 24.2 C, followed by Redcliffe with 24.2 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.9 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 23.9 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 23.8 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.9 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 23.9 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 24.2 C, followed by Redcliffe with 24.2 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 33.1 C on the 23rd, followed by Brisbane with 33.1 C on the 23rd, followed by Archerfield Airport with 32.9 C on the 23rd, followed by Amberley AMO with 32.3 C on the 1st.

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 28.7 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 28.6 C, followed by Brisbane with 28.5 C.

The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 27.4 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 27.5 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 27.8 C.

The coldest day was at Brisbane with 24.1 C on the 18th, followed by Amberley AMO with 24.2 C on the 25th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 24.4 C on the 18th.

Some sites had their lowest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Redlands HRS with 15.0 C on the 11th, followed by Amberley AMO with 15.1 C on the 7th, followed by Redlands HRS with 15.3 C on the 4th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 18.8 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 19.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 20.1 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 21.0 C, followed by Brisbane with 20.6 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 20.2 C.

The warmest night was at Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 24.1 C on the 2nd, followed by Brisbane with 23.8 C on the 24th, followed by Redcliffe with 23.3 C on the 27th.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Archerfield Airport with 72 km/h on the 1st, followed by Brisbane Aero with 70 km/h on the 22nd, followed by Redcliffe with 69 km/h on the 18th.

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Extremes in February 2013
Hottest day 33.1 C at Amberley AMO on the 23rd
33.1 C at Brisbane on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 28.7 C at Amberley AMO
Coolest days on average 27.4 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 24.1 C at Brisbane on the 18th
Coldest night 15.0 C at Redlands HRS on the 11th
Coolest nights on average 18.8 C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 21.0 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 24.1 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 2nd
Warmest on average overall 24.6 C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 23.8 C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 329.8 mm at Redlands HRS
Wettest day 93.4 mm at Brisbane on the 26th
Highest wind gust 72 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 1st
70 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 22nd

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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Highest total February rainfall for at least 20 years

Total rainfall
for February 2013 (mm)
Most recent February
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
February
Redlands HRS 329.8 364.0 in 1990* 21 164.1

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Lowest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for February 2013 (C)
Most recent February
at least this cool
Years since
cooler
Average for
February
Amberley AMO 28.7 28.3 in 1989 24 30.4



Summary statistics for February 2013

Maximum temperatures
for February
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for February
(C)
Rainfall
for February
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2013
Mean for
February
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2013
Total for
February
2013
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2013
Fraction of
February
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.7 -1.7 33.1 23rd 18.8 -0.7 15.1 7th 175.0 122.4 high 143%
Archerfield Airport 28.6 -1.1 32.9 23rd 19.7 -0.4 16.4 16th 252.0 154.4 high 163%
Brisbane 28.5 -1.5 33.1 23rd 20.6 -0.7 19.0 4th 250.6 142.0 high 176%
Brisbane Aero 27.5 -1.5 30.8 2nd 20.2 -1.0 18.0 4th 217.0 126.5 high 172%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.8 -1.5 32.2 23rd 20.1 -0.3 17.2 16th 295.4 167.4 high 176%
Redcliffe 27.4 -1.6 31.4 2nd 21.0 -0.8 18.7 4th 210.6



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 6 pm on Tuesday 5 March 2013. 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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