Brisbane Metro in August 2014: Warm nights

Warmer nights were experienced overall in the Brisbane metropolitan area, with the mean minimum temperature at most sites at least 1 °C above average. Close to average daytime temperatures were recorded at all metropolitan sites.

Rainfall during the month was mostly due to the widespread rainfall event on the 16th, and the surface trough lingering offshore on the 22nd and 23rd. The Logan City Water Treatment Plant recorded the wettest day on the 17th, with 91.2 mm to 9am. Brisbane City recorded over 50 mm in the same time period, which is slightly more than the monthly average. All metropolitan sites recorded around double the average August rainfall.
  • Above average rainfall recorded
  • Warm nights
  • Close to average daytime temperatures 

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Extremes in August 2014
Hottest day 29.7 C at Archerfield Airport on the 1st
Warmest days on average 22.9 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest days on average 21.0 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 16.7 C at Redcliffe on the 22nd
Coldest night 0.5 C at Amberley AMO on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 6.5 C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 12.3 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 15.6 C at Redcliffe on the 1st
Warmest on average overall 17.3 C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 14.7 C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 134.0 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest day 91.2 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 17th
Highest wind gust 72 km/h at Archerfield Airport on the 18th


Record highest August daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in August 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for August
Years of
record
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 91.2 on the 17th 78.7 on the 11th in 2010 22



Record highest total August rainfall
Total rainfall
for August 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 134.0 123.1 in 2002 22 48.9



Summary statistics for August 2014
Maximum temperatures
for August
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for August
(C)
Rainfall
for August
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2014
Mean for
August
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2014
Total for
August
2014
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2014
Fraction of
August
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.8 +0.1 29.2 1st 6.5 +0.3 0.5 3rd 49.4 29.0 high 170%
Archerfield Airport 22.9 +0.3 29.7 1st 9.2 +1.2 4.2 3rd 81.8 37.8 v high 216%
Brisbane 22.7 -0.5 28.5 1st 11.9 +1.3 9.0 7th 93.2 42.1 high 221%
Brisbane Aero 21.7 -0.2 29.1 1st 10.9 +1.3 8.1 7th 96.0 41.2 high 233%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.2 -0.4 29.0 1st 11.1 +1.8 7.3 3rd 134.0 48.9 highest 274%
Redcliffe 21.0 -1.1 28.3 1st 12.3 +1.0 9.4 30th 117.2 44.8 high 262%

Notes

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.

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 Monday 1 September 2014. 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 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.

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