Brisbane in June 2015: Near-average rainfall with warm nights

Rainfall was near-average in the Brisbane metropolitan area for June. Warmer than usual nights were recorded overall, however some cold nights were experienced at the start of the month.

  • Near-average rainfall across the metropolitan area
  • Cold nights during the first week of June
  • Some cool daytime temperatures throughout the month
  • Average maximum temperatures overall

Much of the June rainfall was recorded during the middle of the month as an inland trough moved eastwards across the State and generated a rainband with embedded thunderstorms. The highest totals were recorded in elevated locations and at coastal sites. Light rain also fell near the end of the month, resulting in near-average June totals across the metropolitan area.

Mean maximum temperatures were near-average for the month, however mean minimum temperatures were slightly warmer than average overall. There were some particularly cold nights at the start of the month, where the overnight temperature at Amberley dropped to a chilly -0.2 C on the 5th. 

Thick fog blanketed the city on the 25th, resulting in major disruptions to transportation and aviation in the early morning.  The fog slowly lifted by mid-morning allowing operations to resume around the CBD and airport areas.

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Extremes in June 2015
Hottest day 24.8 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 9th
Warmest days on average 21.6 C at Amberley AMO, Archerfield Airport and Brisbane
Coolest days on average 20.9 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 17.6 C at Amberley AMO on the 29th
Coldest night -0.2 C at Amberley AMO on the 5th
Coolest nights on average 7.9 C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 13.1 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 18.2 C at Brisbane on the 1st
Warmest on average overall 17.1 C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 14.8 C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 67.0 mm at Mt Nebo Post Office
Driest overall 19.2 mm at Amberley AMO
Wettest day 12.4 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 15th and at Mt Nebo Post Office on the 30th
Strongest wind gust 52 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 11th and at Redcliffe on the 12th




Summary statistics for June 2015
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2015
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2015
Mean for
June
2015
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2015
Total for
June
2015
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2015
Fraction of
June
average
Amberley AMO 21.6 0.0 24.7 10th 7.9 +0.9 -0.2 5th 19.2 45.4 average 42%
Archerfield Airport 21.6 +0.2 24.5 10th 10.5 +1.2 4.7 5th 27.6 65.2 average 42%
Brisbane 21.6 -0.3 24.5 8th 12.5 +0.8 7.0 3rd 34.6 56.1 average 62%
Brisbane Aero 21.2 0.0 24.4 9th 11.7 +1.1 5.6 3rd 52.8 65.6 average 80%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.3 -0.3 24.8 9th 11.2 +1.2 3.9 5th 53.7 69.8 average 77%
Redcliffe 20.9 0.0 23.1 9th 13.1 +0.8 7.5 3rd 38.6 78.2 average 49%

Daily maximum temperatures for June 2015
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Amberley AMO21.219.619.222.121.522.623.123.623.824.720.820.921.621.723.120.918.422.822.320.821.021.021.620.920.222.822.524.317.622.6
Archerfield Airport21.119.019.421.521.521.822.924.123.724.521.220.422.022.823.121.820.222.821.821.121.220.620.719.618.923.022.523.517.722.9
Brisbane20.519.519.722.321.422.122.824.524.224.221.820.121.422.223.221.521.022.721.620.921.120.520.619.619.622.722.622.218.423.1
Brisbane Aero20.319.019.721.121.221.522.622.324.423.721.820.620.822.022.521.220.722.521.120.320.520.220.418.321.021.922.521.719.121.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant21.820.621.822.121.622.423.024.823.620.120.219.920.722.321.420.623.022.020.720.220.020.618.120.521.522.022.218.522.2
Redcliffe19.918.919.120.820.622.422.222.323.122.221.420.420.520.721.921.420.222.520.220.019.919.920.618.622.420.721.621.620.021.3
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 June 2015
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Amberley AMO16.12.60.91.1-0.21.04.65.35.96.59.89.79.414.814.412.614.111.06.02.42.66.57.17.18.37.913.412.613.211.4
Archerfield Airport17.68.14.95.24.77.57.98.59.79.412.911.911.615.315.115.315.712.211.56.06.69.28.88.99.18.314.313.414.411.8
Brisbane18.29.07.07.47.09.712.311.811.712.715.113.414.215.616.016.016.312.010.49.210.012.612.212.511.212.614.914.615.414.2
Brisbane Aero17.87.55.66.45.96.811.611.112.212.814.812.413.815.316.115.316.511.410.17.79.311.510.611.610.811.913.513.115.513.2
Logan City Water Treatment Plant16.77.86.53.97.110.59.911.611.013.711.913.114.714.714.515.511.29.66.57.011.511.09.510.612.613.014.612.7
Redcliffe18.19.17.58.07.68.814.114.414.414.017.014.315.415.516.415.916.612.811.49.69.912.913.113.411.813.114.614.515.813.9
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 June 2015
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Alderley 4.0 2.0 7.2 4.0 0.8 3.0 0.8 1.0 5.4 4.6
Amberley AMO - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.8 2.8 1.8 0.6 6.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 5.6
Archerfield Airport - - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - 0.6 2.2 1.2 3.2 2.2 3.4 - - - - - 1.8 0.2 - - 1.8 3.8 7.0
Boondall - - - - - - 0.6 - - - - 6.0 1.6 6.0 3.8 1.4 4.0 2.8 - - - - - - - - - 0.8 10.8 7.4
Brisbane - - - - - - - 0.2 - - - 4.6 1.2 4.2 4.0 1.0 3.4 2.4 - - - - - - - 0.2 - 2.4 7.0 4.0
Brisbane Aero - - - - - - 0.2 - - - - 6.6 2.0 5.2 5.4 1.8 7.4 2.0 - - - - - 0.8 0.2 0.2 - 0.8 10.4 9.8
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.2 4.2 5.2 1.6 1.4 3.8 - - - - - - - - 0.2 1.6 6.8 4.2
Hilltop Gardens - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 4.0 6.0 5.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - 3.0 8.0 6.0
Logan City Water Treatment Plant - - 0.2 - - 0.8 - - - - 2.0 0.8 4.2 12.4 6.4 10.6 2.0 - - - - - 1.4 - 0.3 - 2.4 5.8 4.4
Mt Nebo Post Office - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 10.4 1.4 7.6 8.2 3.6 5.4 6.2 - - - - 0.6 2.0 - - 2.4 2.2 3.6 12.4
Redcliffe - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 2.4 6.8
9.0 2.2 5.2 2.4 0.2 - - - - - - 1.8 0.6 3.6 3.0 1.2
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 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 10 am on Wednesday 1 July 2015. 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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