Brisbane in November 2016: Very warm days; dry

Rainfall totals were mixed in Brisbane for November. Some locations received below average falls, whilst some coastal locations reported above average November rainfall.  Daytime temperatures were much warmer than average, while overnight temperatures were slightly above average for the month.

Storms produce bulk on monthly rainfall

  • Storms produced mixed rainfall totals in the Brisbane metropolitan area
  • Some locations received below average rainfall, whilst some coastal locations were wetter than usual
  • Thunderstorms formed in the Brisbane area on the 1st, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th and 26th, with a particularly wet day on the 26th
  • Brisbane Aero was the wettest location overall, with 162.6 mm for the month, more than half was recorded on the 26th, resulting in the highest November daily rainfall on record for this location

Very warm days

Average overnight temperatures

  • After a cool start to the month, overnight temperatures were near-average, or slightly above average for November
  • Very warm nights occurred during the second week and last part of the month

Severe thunderstorms

  • A line of severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds and a maximum wind gust of 157 km/h recorded at the Brisbane Airport

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Extremes in November 2016
Hottest day 38.2 °C at Amberley AMO on the 24th
Warmest days on average 31.8 °C at Amberley AMO
Coolest days on average 27.6 °C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 24.7 °C at Brisbane Aero on the 1st
Coldest night 8.9 °C at Amberley AMO on the 2nd
Coolest nights on average 15.8 °C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 20.0 °C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 23.8 °C at Redcliffe on the 12th
Warmest on average overall 24.8 °C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 23.2 °C at Brisbane Aero
Wettest overall 162.6 mm at Brisbane Aero
Driest overall 26.8 mm at Brisbane
Wettest day 97.0 mm at Brisbane Aero on the 26th
Strongest wind gust 157 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 13th

Record highest November daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Brisbane Aero 97.0 on the 26th 72.8 on the 12th in 2001 23



Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Archerfield Airport 31.1 30.7 in 2014 40 28.4



Summary statistics for November 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2016
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2016
Total for
November
2016
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2016
Fraction of
November
average
Amberley AMO 31.8 +2.2 38.2 24th 15.8 -0.5 8.9 2nd 60.0 81.6 average 74%
Archerfield Airport 31.1 +2.7 36.4 13th 18.3 +1.1 14.5 2nd 31.8 99.3 low 32%
Brisbane 30.2 +2.1 36.0 13th 19.4 +0.6 13.0 2nd 26.8 100.0 low 27%
Brisbane Aero 27.8 +1.0 33.6 24th 18.7 +0.4 13.1 2nd 162.6 97.8 high 166%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.8 +2.0 36.8 13th 18.4 +1.0 14.8 2nd 91.9 106.4 average 86%
Redcliffe 27.6 +0.6 30.8 13th 20.0 +0.4 15.9 2nd 117.6 98.6 high 119%

Daily maximum temperatures for November 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Amberley AMO 28.0 29.7 29.1 31.9 36.1 34.7 30.0 36.1 33.5 35.8 33.1 35.1 36.4 29.3 27.2 30.2 30.0 28.4 28.9 29.6 30.6 29.6 33.6 38.2 31.4 28.7 31.5 31.4
33.2
Archerfield Airport 27.7 29.0 28.5 30.9 36.1 34.5 29.2 33.3 32.6 34.4 33.1 33.6 36.4 29.7 26.9 28.7 28.8 27.7 28.2 29.5 30.4 29.2 32.9 35.0 30.3 28.5 30.5 30.7 32.8 32.7
Brisbane 26.3 28.9 27.5 29.3 34.4 33.3 28.9 32.5 31.7 32.5 31.8 31.6 36.0 30.1 27.4 28.1 28.3 27.3 28.1 28.6 29.7 28.8 31.2 35.1 29.0 27.0 29.7 29.9 30.7 31.3
Brisbane Aero 24.7 26.7 26.0 27.1 29.3 29.6 28.0 29.3 30.3 30.1 28.9 29.7 30.6 29.4 24.8 26.0 25.6 25.3 26.1 26.4 27.1 26.5 30.3 33.6 26.5 25.6 27.1 27.3 27.8 28.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.6 27.8 27.2 29.7 36.1 33.2 29.1 33.2 32.2 32.5 31.6 32.9 36.8 30.3 25.3 28.2 26.9 26.9 27.1 28.7 28.4 27.6 30.6 30.6 28.4 26.8 28.5 28.8 30.6 31.1
Redcliffe 25.3 25.9 26.1 27.1 29.7 28.6 28.0 30.4 29.1 29.9 28.8 30.4 30.8 30.4 25.0 25.9 25.4 24.9 26.8 26.5 26.2 26.9 29.2 30.5 26.5 25.2 27.0 27.1 27.7 27.9
Values are the maximum temperature, usually in the 24 hours from 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred in the afternoon of that day.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period


Daily minimum temperatures for November 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Amberley AMO 18.8 8.9 14.1 16.0 13.1 10.9 17.7 16.6 18.7 20.0 18.0 18.9 21.5 15.8 10.4 12.7 13.9 13.6 14.4 13.4 15.0 13.2 14.9 16.9 17.5 20.7 19.0 16.0 17.3
Archerfield Airport 19.4 14.5 16.3 18.1 16.8 15.2 19.3 20.9 20.6 20.9 19.2 22.2 21.0 20.5 14.7 15.3 16.1 16.8 17.0 16.5 16.4 16.6 18.5 19.1 18.6 21.2 20.3 18.8 19.5 18.3
Brisbane 20.8 13.0 17.9 20.2 17.2 16.7 20.4 22.6 21.6 21.2 19.8 23.0 21.7 21.6 17.5 16.9 17.9 17.3 17.9 18.2 18.0 17.6 19.7 20.6 18.1 22.0 20.7 20.3 20.9 19.9
Brisbane Aero 20.7 13.1 16.9 18.7 17.0 16.4 20.6 22.6 20.6 20.5 19.9 21.8 21.1 18.9 15.8 16.2 17.4 19.0 17.6 17.2 17.2 18.7 18.4 19.4 18.8 17.9 19.3 19.5 20.0 19.1
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 20.8 14.8 16.2 17.8 17.9 16.8 17.9 22.4 21.5 20.9 19.0 20.9 21.9 20.8 15.2 15.0 17.3 17.2 16.0 16.3 16.1 16.7 17.5 19.3 19.2 19.5 19.4 18.8 19.3 19.0
Redcliffe 21.1 15.9 17.8 19.1 18.7 18.3 22.1 23.0 22.6 21.6 22.3 23.8 21.9 21.7 16.8 17.1 17.7 20.3 18.5 18.5 18.9 21.3 20.3 19.7 20.8 19.6 20.7 19.4 19.5 19.8
Values are the minimum temperature, usually in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred that morning.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period


Daily rainfall for November 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Alderley
5.4





1.6 6.2

32.2 5.6

0.6







0.8



Amberley AMO 2.0 0.4 - - - - - - 19.8 12.8 -
18.0 0.2 - - - -

- - - - - -
- 6.8
Archerfield Airport 3.8 - - - - - - - 0.6 4.4 0.2 - 22.8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Brisbane 1.4


- - - - 1.0 3.6 - - 19.6 0.2 - - - - -
- - - - - - 1.0 - - -
Brisbane Aero 2.2 4.0 - 0.2 - - - - 0.4 2.8 - - 33.4 19.6 - - 1.2 - - - - - - - - 97.0 1.6 0.2 - -
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - 1.5 - - - - - - 9.6 4.6 - - 27.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.8 - -
Logan City Water Treatment Plant - 2.0 - - - - - - - 13.4 - - 18.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 57.0 - 0.3 - 1.0
Redcliffe 3.6 5.6 - - - - - - - 0.6 - - 14.8 2.4 - - 0.8 - - - - - 0.2
- 88.0 1.6 - - -
Most values are the precipitation in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated. Days marked with → are part of a longer accumulation, which is shown on the final day.
Values over 100 mm have been rounded to the nearest whole millimetre.
Days marked with - have a rainfall report of zero; days left blank have no rainfall report (which often indicates no rain fell).
Rainfalls coloured
according to the amount
0 1.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 25.0 50.0 100 150 200 300 400 600 millimetres

Notes

The Monthly climate summary lists the main features of the weather in Brisbane 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.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Thursday 1 December 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages for individual sites 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 10 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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