Monday, 2 December 2013 - Monthly Climate Summary for Brisbane Metro - Product code IDCKGC14R0
Brisbane Metro in November 2013: Thunderstorms and warm days
- All Brisbane metropolitan stations received over 100 mm of rainfall for November
- Severe thunderstorms throughout the month
- Amberley recorded the hottest day (on the 3rd) and the coldest night (on the 6th)
Little or no rain fell in the Brisbane Metropolitan area until the 10th, with daily totals to 9am on the 11th varying from 3.8 mm (in Redcliffe) to 18.6 mm (in Logan). Severe thunderstorms swept through the area on the afternoon of the 10th, with some 2 - 4 cm diameter hail reported at Logan City. Thunderstorms were observed for the following seven days (12th - 18th inclusive) in the Brisbane Metropolitan area, with some locally moderate to heavy falls resulting (though there were no rainfall records broken).
More severe thunderstorms were observed in the Brisbane Metropolitan area on the 23rd, with reports of
hail 2 cm in diameter from Leichardt (near Ipswich) along with a wind gust of 92 km/hr at Amberley and
multiple reports of damage to or lose of rooves near and west of Ipswich. The
wettest day occurred on the 23rd, with the highest daily rainfall to
9am on the 24th at Amberley with 52mm and Logan City with 37.4 mm.
The following day (24th), severe thunderstorms occurred over the
Brisbane Metropolitan area, with reports of hail 2 cm in diameter
observed at Spring Hill and Oxley, and larger hail the size of 'golf
balls' observed at Wynnum West and Hemmant, though daily rainfall
totals of up to 10 mm were recorded.
The highest mean temperature (maximum + minimum / 2) was recorded at Brisbane with 23.3 °C, closely followed by Amberley with 23.2 °C.
The hottest day (highest maximum temperature) was recorded at Amberley AMO with 36.8 °C on the 3rd, well above the long term November average of 29.5 °C. Amberley also had the warmest days on average with 30.8 °C.The coldest day (lowest maximum) was at Redcliffe with 22.6 °C on the last day of the month (30th November).
Minimum TemperatureThe coldest night (lowest minimum) was at Amberley AMO with 10.0 °C on the 6th, well below the long term monthly average of 15.3 °C.
The warmest night (highest minimum) was at Redcliffe with 22.4 °C on the 13th, over 4 °C below the long term average of 18.2 °C.
The strongest wind gust was at Amberley with 93 km/h and then at Archerfield Airport with 72 km/h, both on the 23rd due to the passage of a severe thunderstorm.
|Extremes in November 2013|
|Hottest day||36.8 °C at Amberley AMO on the 3rd|
|Warmest days on average||
30.8 °C at Amberley AMO|
|Coolest days on average||
26.4 °C at Redcliffe|
22.6 °C at Redcliffe on the 30th|
|Coldest night||10.0 °C at Amberley AMO on the 6th|
|Coolest nights on average||
15.8 °C at Amberley AMO|
|Warmest nights on average||
18.8 °C at Redcliffe|
22.4 °C at Redcliffe on the 13th|
|Warmest on average overall||
23.3 °C at Brisbane|
|Coolest on average overall||
22.4 °C at Brisbane Aero|
167.3 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant|
52.0 mm at Amberley AMO on the 24th|
|Highest wind gust||
93 km/h at Amberley AMO on the 23rd|
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|Summary statistics for November 2013|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||28.0||+0.3||34.8||3rd||17.6||+0.3||13.2||7th||167.3||110.9||high||151%|
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 December 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.