Brisbane Metro in March 2013



Rainfall

The wettest overall was Brisbane Aero with 179.6 mm, then Brisbane City with 170.6 mm, followed by Redcliffe with 161.4 mm.

The wettest single day was on the 3rd - Redcliffe recorded a daily total of 102.8 mm, Brisbane Aero with 97.8 mm and Brisbane City with 91.6 mm.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane City with 24.2 C, then Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 23.9 C, followed by Archerfield Airport and Redcliffe, both with 23.7 C. 

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 23.3 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was on the 17th - Logan City Water Treatment Plant recorded 35.3 C, Amberley AMO with 35.2 C and then Archerfield Airport with 34.1 C.

The warmest days on average were at Archerfield Airport with 28.6 C, while the coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 27.1 C.

The coldest day was on the 2nd - Redcliffe recorded 23.2 C, and both Amberley AMO and Logan City Water Treatment Plant recorded 23.4 C.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Redlands HRS with 14.2 C on the 14th, then Amberley AMO with 14.2 C on the 19th.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 18.2 C. The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 20.3 C.

The warmest night was on the 24th - Brisbane City recorded 23.6 C and Logan City Water Treatment Plant recorded 23.5 C.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 78 km/h on the 24th.

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Extremes in March 2013
Hottest day 35.3 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 17th
Warmest days on average 28.6 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest days on average 27.1 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 23.2 C at Redcliffe on the 2nd
Coldest night 14.2 C at Redlands HRS on the 14th
14.2 C at Amberley AMO on the 19th
Coolest nights on average 18.2 C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 20.3 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 23.6 C at Brisbane on the 24th
Warmest on average overall 24.2 C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 23.3 C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 179.6 mm at Brisbane Aero
Wettest day 102.8 mm at Redcliffe on the 3rd
Highest wind gust 78 km/h at Redcliffe on the 24th

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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Summary statistics for March 2013

Maximum temperatures
for March
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for March
(C)
Rainfall
for March
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
March
2013
Mean for
March
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
March
2013
Total for
March
2013
Average
for
March
Rank of
March
2013
Fraction of
March
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 28.4 -0.9 35.2 17th 18.2 +0.5 14.2 19th 96.6 82.8 average 117%
Archerfield Airport 28.6 0.0 34.1 17th 18.9 +0.6 14.6 19th 159.2 124.2 high 128%
Brisbane 28.4 -0.5 32.4 17th 19.9 +0.1 17.5 19th 170.6 101.4 high 168%
Brisbane Aero 27.3 -0.6 30.0 17th 19.7 +0.3 16.2 19th 179.6 99.5 high 181%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.8 -0.5 35.3 17th 19.9 +1.0 16.2 14th 156.8 117.1 high 134%
Redcliffe 27.1 -0.6 31.4 17th 20.3 -0.1 17.4 14th 161.4 122.3 average 132%

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 8 am on Tuesday 2 April 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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