Monday, 2 September 2013 - Monthly Climate Summary for Brisbane Metro - Product code IDCKGC14R0
Brisbane Metro in August 2013: Warm days and dry month
- Warm days - over 2 °C above the long term monthly average for 3 sites
- Well below average for all stations, with Brisbane Airport equalling it's previous 20 year record of no rainfall in 2012
- Except for Amberley, stations recorded overnight temperatures that were just above average
It was a dry August across the Brisbane Metro with monthly rainfall totals ranging from zero at Brisbane Airport and Recliffe to 6.4 mm at Amberley AMO.Some sites had their lowest total August rainfall on record.
The wettest single day was at Amberley AMO with 5.6 mm on the 18th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 4.4 mm on the 18th, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 0.9 mm on the 18th.
TemperatureThe warmest on average was Brisbane with 17.8 °C, followed by Redcliffe with 17.3 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 17.2 °C.
The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 15.3 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 16.6 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 16.7 °C.
Maximum temperatureWarmer than average daytime temperatures were recorded at all Brisbane Metro sites. Most days in August saw warmer than usual days apart from the 16th, 20th and 22nd.
The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 29.6 °C on the 31st, followed by Amberley AMO with 28.7 °C on the 12th, followed by Archerfield Airport with 28.7 °C on the 12th, followed by Brisbane with 28.5 °C on the 28th.
The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 25.2 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 24.9 °C, followed by Brisbane with 24.8 °C.
The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 23.2 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.3 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 24.6 °C.
The coldest day was at Brisbane Aero with 19.3 °C on the 21st, followed by Redcliffe with 20.1 °C on the 21st, followed by Redcliffe with 20.1 °C on the 22nd, followed by Archerfield Airport with 20.4 °C on the 21st.
With the exception of Amberley AMO,which had cooler than usual overnight temperatures, most of Brisbane Metro sites saw close to average, just above, overnight temperatures.
The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with -1.4 °C on the 21st, followed by Amberley AMO with -1.1 °C on the 22nd, followed by Amberley AMO with -0.5 °C on the 23rd.
The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 5.3 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 8.4 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 9.8 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 9.8 °C.
The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 11.5 °C, followed by Brisbane with 10.8 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 9.8 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 9.8 °C.
The warmest night was at Brisbane Aero with 17.3 °C on the 15th, followed by Redcliffe with 16.7 °C on the 15th, followed by Redcliffe with 14.5 °C on the 13th, followed by Redcliffe with 14.5 °C on the 31st.
WindThe strongest wind gust was at Archerfield Airport with 63 km/h on the 8th, followed by Amberley AMO with 61 km/h on the 8th, followed by Brisbane Aero with 57 km/h on the 8th.
|Extremes in August 2013|
29.6 °C at Amberley AMO on the 31st|
|Warmest days on average||
25.2 °C at Amberley AMO|
|Coolest days on average||
23.2 °C at Redcliffe|
19.3 °C at Brisbane Aero on the 21st|
-1.4 °C at Amberley AMO on the 21st|
|Coolest nights on average||
5.3 °C at Amberley AMO|
|Warmest nights on average||
11.5 °C at Redcliffe|
17.3 °C at Brisbane Aero on the 15th|
|Warmest on average overall||
17.8 °C at Brisbane|
|Coolest on average overall||
15.3 °C at Amberley AMO|
6.4 mm at Amberley AMO|
5.6 mm at Amberley AMO on the 18th|
|Highest wind gust||
63 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 8th|
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|Record lowest total August rainfall|
for August 2013 (mm)
|Brisbane Aero||0.0||= 0.0||in 2012||20||38.5|
|Summary statistics for August 2013|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Archerfield Airport||24.9||+2.4||28.7||12th||8.4||+0.4||3.0||22nd||4.4||37.2||v low||12%|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||24.6||+2.1||28.1||28th||9.8||+0.6||4.3||22nd||1.6||44.8||v low||4%|
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 Monday 2 September 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
(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.
The ACORN-SAT dataset is being used for temperature area averages from December 2012 onwards. The major change from earlier datasets is that the ACORN-SAT dataset commences in 1910, rather than 1950, and hence rankings are calculated using a larger set of years.