Brisbane Metro in May 2013

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Brisbane Aero with 78.2 mm, followed by Redcliffe with 72.6 mm, and then Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 48.4 mm.

The wettest single day was pn the 31st: Brisbane Aero with 43.6 mm, Redcliffe with 23.6 mm and Brisbane with 17.4 mm.

Temperature

The warmest on average was at both Brisbane and Redcliffe with 18.4 C. The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 16.2 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was on the 4th: Brisbane with 28.6 C, Amberley AMO with 28.4 C and Archerfield Airport with 28.1 C.

The warmest days on average were at Archerfield Airport with 23.4 C, and the coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 22.4 C.

The coldest day was on the 22nd: Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 16.8 C, Archerfield Airport with 17.3 C and Amberley AMO with 17.4 C.

Some sites had their coldest May day (lowest maximum temperature) on record and some sites had their lowest May mean daily maximum temperature on record.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 1.6 C on the 20th and the coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 9.2 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 14.4 C, and the warmest night was also at Redcliffe with 17.8 C on the 14th.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Archerfield Airport with 65 km/h on the 24th.

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Extremes in May 2013
Hottest day 28.6 C at Brisbane on the 4th
Warmest days on average 23.4 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest days on average 22.4 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 16.8 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 22nd
Coldest night 1.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 20th
Coolest nights on average 9.2 C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 14.4 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 17.8 C at Redcliffe on the 14th
Warmest on average overall 18.4 C at Brisbane and Redcliffe
Coolest on average overall 16.2 C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 78.2 mm at Brisbane Aero
Wettest day 43.6 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 31st
Highest wind gust 65 km/h at Archerfield Airport 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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Record lowest May daily maximum temperature

Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in May 2013 (C)
Previous coolest
for May
Years of
record
Average for
May
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 16.8 on the 22nd 18.1 on the 25th in 2002 21 23.9



Record lowest May mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for May 2013 (C)
Previous coolest
for May
Years of
record
Average for
May
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.9 23.0 in 2011 20 23.9



Summary statistics for May 2013

Maximum temperatures
for May
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for May
(C)
Rainfall
for May
(millimetres)
Mean for
May
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
May
2013
Mean for
May
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
May
2013
Total for
May
2013
Average
for
May
Rank of
May
2013
Fraction of
May
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 23.2 -0.8 28.4 4th 9.2 -0.8 1.6 20th 38.0 52.9 average 72%
Archerfield Airport 23.4 -0.4 28.1 4th 11.4 -0.4 5.5 21st 28.6 74.0 average 39%
Brisbane 23.3 -1.1 28.6 4th 13.5 +0.1 8.3 20th 44.0 60.6 average 73%
Brisbane Aero 22.6 -0.9 27.6 4th 12.8 0.0 7.3 20th 78.2 107.2 average 73%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.9 -1.0 27.5 4th 12.5 +0.2 6.6 20th 48.4 107.8 low 45%
Redcliffe 22.4 -0.9 27.6 4th 14.4 +0.5 9.4 20th 72.6 70.3 high 103%

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 2 pm on Monday 3 June 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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