Greater Brisbane in April 2022: warmer than average nights and below average rainfall

Nights were warmer than average during April at sites around Greater Brisbane. Rainfall ranged from near-average to below average following a very wet February and March.

Low rainfall at some sites

  • April rainfall ranged from near-average to below average at sites around Greater Brisbane.
  • Archerfield Airport, Cape Moreton Lighthouse and Redcliffe had around one-third of their typical April rainfall.
  • The wettest day was the 4th when thunderstorms over southeast Queensland saw Carneys Creek The Ranch record 90 mm.
  • There were persistent showers during the last week of April but daily totals were mostly below 10 mm.

Warmer than average nights

  • Temperatures were mostly warmer than average for almost the first two weeks of April, but there was a run of cooler than average days from the 23rd to the 26th.
  • Mean minimum temperatures were around 1 °C warmer than average at most sites around Greater Brisbane.
  • The lowest minimum temperature recorded in the Greater Brisbane area was 10.3 °C at Canungra (Defence) on the 19th.
  • Mean maximum temperatures were close to average at most sites.
  • The highest temperature recorded in the Greater Brisbane area was 31.2 °C at Beaudesert Drumley Street on the 5th.
  • A few sites had their highest April mean daily minimum temperature on record, or their highest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Brisbane

  • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 42.6 mm, which is 70% of the long-term average of 60.5 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 27.0 °C, which is 0.2 °C below the long-term average of 27.2 °C.
  • The warmest day was 30.2 °C on the 5th, and the coolest day was on the 25th when the temperature reached 20.1 °C.
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 18.0 °C, which is 0.6 °C above the long-term average of 17.4 °C.
  • The coldest morning was 16.0 °C on the 19th, and the warmest morning was on the 6th when the minimum temperature was 20.7 °C.

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Extremes in April 2022
Hottest day 31.2 °C at Beaudesert Drumley Street on the 5th
Warmest days on average 27.5 °C at Amberley AMO
Coolest days on average 25.1 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 20.1 °C at Brisbane on the 25th
Coldest night 10.3 °C at Canungra (Defence) on the 19th
Coolest nights on average 14.3 °C at Canungra (Defence)
Warmest nights on average 20.2 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Warmest night 22.8 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 3rd
Warmest on average overall 23.1 °C at Point Lookout
Coolest on average overall 20.2 °C at Canungra (Defence)
Wettest overall 140.3 mm at Caloundra Airport
Wettest day 90.0 mm at Carneys Creek The Ranch on the 4th
Strongest wind gust 81 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 24th

Record highest April mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 17.7 17.5 in 2016 29 16.1
Brisbane Aero 17.7 = 17.7 in 2018 27 16.5
Beerburrum Forest Station 16.8 16.7 in 2018 23 15.7

Highest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Amberley AMO 15.2 15.3 in 1998 14.0



Summary statistics for April 2022
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2022
Diff
from
average
Highest for
April
2022
Mean for
April
2022
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
April
2022
Total for
April
2022
Average
for
April
Rank of
April
2022
Fraction of
April
average
Amberley AMO 27.5 +0.3 30.8 5th 15.2 +1.2 11.2 21st 23.6 53.1 average 44%
Archerfield Airport 27.2 +0.6 30.4 5th 16.5 +1.3 12.9 19th 24.0 76.9 low 31%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.1 +0.1 31.2 5th 15.2 +1.3 11.3 19th 36.4 42.0 average 87%
Beerburrum Forest Station 26.2 -0.3 29.6 20th 16.8 +1.1 14.1 19th 84.4 114.0 average 74%
Brisbane 27.0 -0.2 30.2 5th 18.0 +0.6 16.0 19th 42.6 60.5 average 70%
Brisbane Aero 26.1 +0.1 29.9 20th 17.7 +1.2 15.2 19th 29.4 71.2 average 41%
Canungra (Defence) 26.0   29.5 5th 14.3   10.3 19th 40.6
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.1 +0.8 28.4 3rd 20.2 +1.0 16.1 14th 49.6 142.7 low 35%
Greenbank (Defence) 27.0   30.9 5th 15.3   11.3 19th 45.0
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 26.4 -0.1 30.1 20th 17.7 +1.6 14.4 19th 55.4 78.2 average 71%
Point Lookout 26.4 -0.1 29.2 5th 20.0 +0.5 17.9 25th 67.4 160.6 low 42%
Redcliffe 25.8 -0.2 29.9 20th 18.4 +0.6 16.4 19th 28.4 87.9 low 32%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 26.0   29.3 20th 17.6   15.1 19th 49.2

Daily maximum temperatures for April 2022
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Amberley AMO28.829.030.429.430.828.528.627.927.229.130.130.627.826.027.326.925.427.628.130.228.426.624.825.122.222.425.825.927.827.5
Archerfield Airport28.528.330.028.830.428.727.927.825.428.129.329.626.826.226.726.225.127.527.530.027.827.324.624.222.722.825.826.927.627.3
Beaudesert Drumley Street28.529.430.428.931.228.127.827.226.128.430.529.527.224.725.125.224.627.828.230.228.726.724.624.023.322.425.425.227.227.6
Beerburrum Forest Station27.228.029.527.829.228.427.427.125.326.828.028.725.624.825.424.925.226.226.329.626.526.021.723.423.421.025.824.826.726.7
Brisbane28.527.629.428.630.228.427.727.826.628.129.529.727.126.226.526.725.727.027.630.127.426.323.223.920.122.626.025.827.127.3
Brisbane Aero26.226.527.726.627.927.226.626.725.927.127.727.825.425.526.226.125.426.126.029.926.325.522.724.221.722.625.726.426.326.3
Canungra (Defence)27.327.929.428.229.527.127.125.724.827.029.128.425.324.324.624.624.226.826.829.127.225.323.023.321.721.423.724.726.426.6
Cape Moreton Lighthouse24.826.728.426.426.226.225.825.526.024.725.426.223.822.323.922.322.925.126.025.825.024.523.223.723.025.025.825.325.727.2
Greenbank (Defence)28.028.830.729.130.928.228.027.324.927.629.430.026.726.225.525.824.827.328.230.328.026.524.323.921.422.125.724.626.928.0
Logan City Water Treatment Plant27.529.028.029.627.727.227.724.527.328.428.925.324.925.025.324.829.726.530.126.525.822.023.522.222.625.926.526.626.9
Point Lookout26.127.427.729.228.227.125.826.226.827.825.024.425.824.824.326.627.328.026.627.123.224.923.525.226.827.328.627.7
Redcliffe25.626.727.725.927.326.926.726.725.426.227.227.725.224.925.625.225.525.825.829.926.426.223.124.122.122.525.825.025.926.0
Redland (Alexandra Hills)26.526.427.527.128.427.327.026.825.126.927.728.125.724.825.325.625.426.225.929.326.725.922.423.620.423.425.626.126.326.6
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 April 2022
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Amberley AMO17.415.416.119.515.318.815.416.816.217.415.616.215.514.713.113.814.112.011.714.211.216.415.314.314.915.912.813.816.616.3
Archerfield Airport18.516.317.620.517.120.316.117.818.117.316.418.416.515.215.715.015.214.812.915.414.116.516.515.816.016.514.915.317.117.6
Beaudesert Drumley Street17.414.817.218.216.419.015.418.217.314.413.916.715.113.714.113.014.513.011.314.712.415.014.214.514.714.514.714.716.415.6
Beerburrum Forest Station16.716.717.117.216.018.017.018.318.718.317.317.617.615.315.715.115.315.214.115.516.917.617.615.716.516.416.718.118.318.0
Brisbane19.217.418.620.018.820.718.619.119.118.518.419.819.016.717.017.217.416.816.017.117.018.917.616.516.917.216.617.918.618.8
Brisbane Aero17.517.618.819.618.020.518.318.919.418.017.619.218.515.816.215.917.016.415.217.116.418.317.716.317.116.916.217.818.518.8
Canungra (Defence)14.613.816.219.115.016.514.816.916.713.913.416.014.313.512.412.313.312.010.312.910.714.214.513.914.713.913.614.416.115.2
Cape Moreton Lighthouse20.220.022.822.221.422.322.222.721.321.419.621.118.916.117.217.917.919.219.621.421.521.519.118.917.819.518.720.421.821.1
Greenbank (Defence)17.015.316.119.115.618.715.417.417.117.114.416.915.114.814.513.314.012.211.314.212.316.215.614.115.014.914.215.016.116.5
Logan City Water Treatment Plant17.617.519.319.917.919.618.019.116.817.416.719.517.015.816.216.016.215.714.417.016.120.119.516.917.216.416.417.522.120.1
Point Lookout20.119.622.121.221.520.720.421.219.420.419.118.119.318.918.718.818.021.122.021.319.218.617.919.820.220.221.220.5
Redcliffe18.718.819.520.118.120.719.420.219.519.518.419.318.416.516.716.917.017.116.417.818.019.918.717.618.016.917.918.919.319.2
Redland (Alexandra Hills)16.616.218.819.317.219.418.419.419.118.917.419.217.515.316.316.216.215.915.117.918.818.417.216.916.817.116.617.718.518.7
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 April 2022
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Alderley - - - - - - 0.2 - 2.0 3.6 0.1 - 0.1 2.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 - - - - - 4.4 2.0 6.6 9.4 4.2 0.6 - 1.4
Amberley AMO - - - - - - - - 0.4 0.8 0.2 - - 9.8 - - - - - - - - 4.0 - 0.6 1.4 - 0.6 1.6 4.2
Archerfield Airport - - - - - - 0.8 0.6 0.6 2.6 0.2 - - 1.8 1.6 - 0.4 0.2 0.2 - - - 1.6 2.0 6.0 1.6 - 1.2 0.2 2.4
Beaudesert Drumley Street - - - 14.0 0.2 - - 1.4 - 0.4 - - - 9.8 - - 1.4 - - - - - 3.6 0.2 0.8 - 1.6 0.2 2.4 0.4
Beerburrum Forest Station - - 0.2 - - 0.2 - 0.2 6.0 5.2 0.2 0.2 - 12.2 - 0.2 0.2 0.2 - 0.2 - - 14.8 15.8 8.8 4.0 0.4 2.4 1.4 11.6
Blackbutt Post Office - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 8.0 - - 6.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - - - 7.0 9.5 2.0 - 7.0
Brisbane - - - - - - 1.0 - 2.2 3.2 - - - 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - - 1.0 3.4 11.6 12.2 0.2 4.4 1.0 1.0
Brisbane Aero - - - - - - - 0.8 2.6 0.6 - - - 2.2 - - - - 0.2 - - - 1.8 4.6 6.0 6.8 0.8 0.8 0.4 1.8
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - - - - - - 1.4 - 3.6 1.4 - - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - 2.6 2.2 8.6 14.6 0.4 3.4 1.2
Caloundra Airport - 1.0 8.0 - - - - - 42.0 1.0 0.6 - 0.3 8.0 - 2.0 2.0 - - - - - 15.0 38.0 6.2 8.0 0.2 4.0 1.0 3.0
Canungra (Defence) - - - 3.4 0.4 - - 4.0 1.8 0.8 - - 0.2 4.8 0.4 1.6 1.6 0.2 - - - - 8.8 1.2 2.6 0.4 - 0.4 6.6 1.4
Capalaba Water Treat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 2.6 24.6




Cape Moreton Lighthouse - 0.4 - - - - - - 0.2 - 0.2 - 2.4 17.0 4.6 5.4 8.8 2.2 - - - - 2.2 2.4 1.2 0.2 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.6
Carneys Creek The Ranch - - - 90.0 - - 7.0 1.0 - - - - - 11.0 1.2 - 1.2 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 4.2 3.0
Clontarf - - - - - - - 1.2 3.0 7.0 - - - 3.2 0.4 - - - - - - - 3.2 5.8 6.6 7.6 1.4 1.4 1.0 2.0
Dunwich - - - - - - - - 18.0















Esk Post Office - - - - - - 3.2 - - - 14.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.6 1.2 0.5 2.0 - - - -
Gatton Allan Street - - - - - - 6.0 - 2.0 - - - - 6.0 - - - - - - - - 2.0 - 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.5

Godwin Beach - 1.0 - - - - - 2.0 5.0 10.4 - - 1.0 7.2 0.4 - 1.0 - - - - - 9.0 8.4 6.0 4.6 1.4 1.0 2.0 0.4
Greenbank (Defence) - - - - - - - 2.4 1.4 8.4
- - 3.6 1.4 0.2 0.8 0.2 - - - - 9.4 0.8 3.6 1.6 2.0 3.2 4.0 2.0
Greenbank Thompson Road - - - - - - - - 2.2 6.6 - - - 4.0 0.8 0.2 1.4 - - - - - 11.6 4.2 1.4 1.6 2.8 7.0
Harrisville Mary Street - - - 0.8 - 0.2 - 0.1 6.4 1.2 - - - 12.8 - - 0.2 - - - - - 1.4 - 3.4 0.5 0.2 3.2 1.6 1.4
Highvale - - - - - - 1.6 - 1.0 2.4 - - - 15.6 - - 0.2 - - - - - 0.8 3.0 6.4 7.2 3.0 3.2 5.8 1.8
Kalbar State School - - - 7.8 - 3.0 - 0.8 - 2.2 - - - 17.8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.8 1.2
Karalee - - - - - - - 2.0 1.2 3.0 0.1 - - 5.6 - - 0.3 - - - - - 2.8 - 1.8 - 1.8 2.2 1.8 3.8
Landsborough - 4.2 - - - - - 12.0 7.6 7.4 - - 1.0 8.4 - - 0.8 - - - - - 10.4 33.2 - 16.4 - 3.8 6.0 3.6
Lindfield - - - - - - - 1.2 5.6 5.2 - - - 16.0 1.2 - - - - - - - 7.0 7.8 6.4 10.2 1.2 0.4 7.0 1.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant - - - - - - 0.6 4.4 2.0 10.0 - - - 2.0 0.6 - - - - - - - 6.8 9.2 10.2 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.6 5.8
Lowood Don St - - - - - - - - 0.7 1.0 - - - 17.2 - - - - - - - - 2.0 1.4 1.8 2.0 0.4 0.8 1.4 0.6
Manly Railway Station - - - - - - - - 4.2 5.8 - 2.2 - 33.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Maroon Dam - 3.0 - 30.2 11.2 3.0 - 0.6 - - - - - 7.2 - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - - 0.2 4.8 - 1.0
Mt Alford - 6.0 - 17.0 - 10.0 2.0 - - - - - 16.2 - - 0.4 - - - - - 1.8 0.4 - - 5.0 2.8
Mt Tamborine Fern St - - - - 3.8 - 2.0 6.4 5.6 5.0 3.4 - 3.0 10.0 2.0 - - - - - - - 10.0 3.4 13.7 1.4 5.0 4.0 10.8
Mt Tarampa - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16.2 - - - - - - - - 1.4






Ormiston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 58.4



Peachester - - 0.8 - - - - 7.0 2.6 14.5 - - - 8.5 - - - - - - - - 12.5 5.5 11.4 19.0 2.8 6.0 5.0 3.0
Point Lookout - 0.2 - - - - 0.8 13.8 2.0 - - 6.4 13.4 1.0 3.0 4.0 0.8 - - - - 3.2 11.2 2.6 0.8 - 2.2 0.2 1.8
Redcliffe - 2.0 - - - - 0.2 1.6 2.6 1.8 5.8 - - 4.2 0.8 - - - - - - - 1.0 4.6 0.6 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.2
Redland (Alexandra Hills) - - - 1.4 - - 0.2 1.0 4.2 2.2 - - - 2.8 - - - - - - - - 4.0 5.4 11.8 8.8 - 1.4 0.2 5.8
Regents Park - - - - - - - 1.2 1.8 6.8 - - - 3.2 0.4 - 1.6 1.0 - - - - 4.8 1.0 5.8 1.0 3.2 0.6 2.0 2.8
Rocky Point Sugar Mill - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40.2 - 7.8

Somerset Dam - 0.5 0.5 - - - - - - 6.2 - - - 19.8 0.4 - - - - - - - 1.8 2.4 4.6 7.6 1.2 0.8 4.2
Wamuran - 3.8 - - - - - 6.9 6.8 - - - 17.7 - - - - - - - - 13.0 10.8 8.1 10.7 3.2 5.4 9.1 4.1
Wivenhoe Dam - - - - - - - 0.2 0.4 - - - - 17.8 - - - - 0.2 - - - 1.6 1.4 2.6 4.4 1.0 - 0.8 0.4
Woodford Stanmore - - 5.8 - - - - - 7.4 8.2 - - - 7.2 0.6 - - - - - - - 12.8 12.4 7.0 25.6 4.8 6.2 7.2
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, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists the main features of the weather in Greater Brisbane using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This summary includes data from observing sites in or near the Greater Brisbane “Greater Capital City Statistical Area” (GCCSA). The Australian Bureau of Statistics designed the GCCSAs to “include the population within the urban area of the city, as well as people who regularly socialise, shop or work within the city, and live in small towns and rural areas surrounding the city. It is important to note that GCCSAs do not define the built up edge of the city. They provide a stable definition for these cities and are designed for the output of a range of social and economic survey data.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 2 May 2022. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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