Greater Brisbane in August 2022: Below average rainfall and cooler days

Rainfall totals were below average across the Greater Brisbane area with most locations recording less than 70% of the long-term average. Days were generally cooler than average but night-time temperatures were slightly warmer than average for most locations.

Below average rainfall

  • Most locations recorded below average rainfall, with totals ranging from 32% of the long-term average at Cape Moreton Lighthouse to 105% of the long-term average at University of Queensland Gatton.
  • The wettest day was at Carneys Creek The Ranch on the 13th when 16.0 mm was recorded.
  • Esk Post Office was the wettest overall with 41.0 mm for the month.

Cooler days and warmer nights

  • Daytime temperatures were cooler than average across most locations in the Greater Brisbane area while nights were generally slightly warmer than average.
  • The warmest day across the city was on the 19th, with Amberley AMO the warmest site, recording 28.9 °C.
  • Mean maximum temperatures ranged from 1.4 °C below average at Beerburrum Forest Station to 0.2 °C above average at Amberley AMO.
  • The warmest night for most locations across the city was on the 5th, with Point Lookout the warmest site, recording 18.3 °C.
  • There were a few colder than average nights throughout the month, particularly between the 14th and 18th, but the coldest night was on the 25th with both Amberley AMO and Canungra (Defence) recording a minimum temperature of just 0.3 °C.
  • Minimum temperatures were generally warmer than average around Greater Brisbane, ranging from 0.4 °C below average at Point Lookout and Redcliffe to 0.8 °C above average at Archerfield Airport.
  • Brisbane

    • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 17.2 mm, which is 51% of the long-term average of 33.5 mm
    • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 22.4 °C, which is 1.0 °C below the long-term average of 23.4 °C
    • The warmest day was 28.1 °C on the 19th, and the coolest day was on the 13th when the temperature reached 16.9 °C
    • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 10.9 °C, equal to the long-term average
    • The coldest morning was 6.0 °C on the 15th, and the warmest morning was on the 31st when the minimum temperature was 16.1 °C

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    Extremes in August 2022
    Hottest day 28.9 °C at Amberley AMO on the 19th
    Warmest days on average 23.1 °C at Amberley AMO
    Coolest days on average 20.0 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
    Coldest day 15.8 °C at Canungra (Defence) on the 13th
    Coldest night 0.3 °C at Amberley AMO on the 25th
    0.3 °C at Canungra (Defence) on the 25th
    Coolest nights on average 5.7 °C at Canungra (Defence)
    Warmest nights on average 14.1 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
    Warmest night 18.3 °C at Point Lookout on the 5th
    Warmest on average overall 17.6 °C at Point Lookout
    Coolest on average overall 13.6 °C at Canungra (Defence)
    Wettest overall 41.0 mm at Esk Post Office
    Wettest day 16.0 mm at Carneys Creek The Ranch on the 13th
    Strongest wind gust 74 km/h at Banana Bank North Beacon on the 16th




    Summary statistics for August 2022
    Maximum temperatures
    (°C)
    Minimum temperatures
    (°C)
    Rainfall
    (millimetres)
    Mean for
    August
    2022
    Diff
    from
    average
    Highest for
    August
    2022
    Mean for
    August
    2022
    Diff
    from
    average
    Lowest for
    August
    2022
    Total for
    August
    2022
    Average
    for
    August
    Rank of
    August
    2022
    Fraction of
    August
    average
    Amberley AMO 23.1 +0.2 28.9 19th 6.1 -0.1 0.3 25th 18.8 27.9 average 67%
    Archerfield Airport 22.8 0.0 28.4 19th 8.9 +0.8 3.1 15th 16.4 35.7 average 46%
    Beaudesert Drumley Street 22.5 -0.9 27.5 19th 7.1 +0.6 1.7 25th 28.8 28.4 average 101%
    Beerburrum Forest Station 22.0 -1.4 27.9 19th 9.6 +0.2 6.4 10th 17.4 43.4 average 40%
    Brisbane 22.4 -1.0 28.1 19th 10.9 0.0 6.0 15th 17.2 33.5 average 51%
    Brisbane Aero 21.3 -0.7 23.4 19th 9.9 +0.1 5.3 25th 20.6 34.4 average 60%
    Canungra (Defence) 21.5   25.6 19th 5.7   0.3 25th 34.8
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.0 +0.1 22.1 29th 14.1 +0.1 9.3 24th 24.0 74.5 low 32%
    Greenbank (Defence) 22.5   28.0 19th 6.5   1.6 25th 22.0
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.3 -0.5 28.3 19th 9.9 +0.4 5.8 16th 23.8 41.3 average 58%
    Point Lookout 21.6 -0.7 24.6 29th 13.8 -0.4 8.5 24th 30.8 55.0 average 56%
    Redcliffe 21.3 -0.9 26.9 19th 11.2 -0.4 7.7 16th 20.6 34.0 average 61%
    Redland (Alexandra Hills) 20.9   22.6 28th 10.3   6.5 16th 33.8
    University of Queensland Gatton 22.4 -0.1 28.1 19th 7.0 +0.3 2.5 26th 27.6 26.4 average 105%

    Daily maximum temperatures for August 2022
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    Amberley AMO20.723.824.424.624.923.422.421.821.321.722.521.317.322.321.922.922.324.728.925.222.923.125.820.922.623.123.924.024.619.925.5
    Archerfield Airport20.623.724.324.325.723.122.321.421.621.822.520.516.922.521.722.121.924.428.424.522.521.925.520.622.322.323.723.824.520.424.4
    Beaudesert Drumley Street20.424.423.824.122.923.021.921.121.021.122.121.316.621.821.621.821.124.427.524.322.922.925.021.022.022.723.123.723.119.324.4
    Beerburrum Forest Station18.023.223.624.025.319.421.921.321.020.620.618.717.422.621.722.621.524.327.924.021.220.225.219.822.722.321.022.023.620.424.2
    Brisbane20.323.723.823.223.922.221.921.421.821.621.920.316.922.321.822.122.323.928.124.021.521.725.219.922.121.822.222.723.020.724.9
    Brisbane Aero18.422.222.822.223.121.821.620.821.121.120.518.416.822.321.421.021.421.623.422.320.621.423.119.820.620.621.221.922.520.523.2
    Canungra (Defence)20.622.923.123.022.521.921.421.020.520.121.818.915.821.121.121.021.223.425.623.521.521.623.520.521.121.021.322.621.619.422.2
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse18.221.321.422.117.619.118.118.617.920.019.019.419.618.820.718.620.221.020.519.821.621.217.820.021.320.321.922.120.921.9
    Greenbank (Defence)20.423.623.923.824.222.522.121.320.920.722.420.916.821.821.621.721.524.128.024.622.222.225.320.822.323.123.523.323.119.924.1
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant20.822.424.023.025.020.722.021.021.421.421.019.521.922.721.824.328.324.421.221.023.821.022.321.222.122.522.520.523.5
    Point Lookout19.822.323.222.123.119.821.819.520.119.920.819.819.420.820.321.921.022.423.922.020.223.822.921.021.820.423.024.424.621.0
    Redcliffe17.722.122.122.223.320.021.520.621.920.019.918.417.322.620.920.821.221.426.922.421.321.124.319.720.520.621.222.022.319.922.7
    Redland (Alexandra Hills)19.022.221.422.221.521.220.520.920.521.018.615.921.220.621.221.121.522.622.320.921.121.919.719.820.521.422.621.819.822.0
    University of Queensland Gatton18.923.824.725.122.121.621.421.421.020.921.220.618.721.120.821.921.824.628.124.223.321.226.719.622.122.423.224.623.518.925.2
    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 August 2022
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    Amberley AMO10.18.28.49.910.814.43.71.52.63.43.410.313.43.51.51.32.62.23.34.62.94.67.47.10.31.43.88.89.111.014.4
    Archerfield Airport9.89.910.511.813.215.18.46.06.97.16.512.714.96.13.14.16.75.16.69.48.47.410.38.16.05.86.49.711.412.215.6
    Beaudesert Drumley Street9.68.28.210.012.113.54.53.14.86.84.511.113.77.42.42.14.63.13.85.25.44.78.97.31.74.85.39.29.79.614.3
    Beerburrum Forest Station11.210.510.910.614.315.08.57.16.76.49.411.213.78.26.76.47.57.77.210.07.310.79.17.58.46.88.112.012.213.014.1
    Brisbane12.011.612.712.813.215.510.89.09.310.29.913.315.17.96.06.89.37.98.410.710.210.612.29.19.110.112.612.013.516.1
    Brisbane Aero12.310.611.610.313.015.37.96.47.79.19.613.114.77.07.17.17.56.98.28.77.510.112.38.85.37.69.612.012.312.715.4
    Canungra (Defence)10.16.66.88.910.313.63.20.92.03.42.310.513.44.60.81.32.11.83.24.44.13.26.85.20.33.03.57.98.89.113.9
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse15.214.615.816.417.715.113.211.912.312.413.514.315.413.112.312.511.412.716.114.412.215.616.89.311.313.314.515.416.616.615.9
    Greenbank (Defence)8.88.98.010.012.114.24.02.42.75.44.310.413.23.22.91.82.62.83.85.04.24.28.27.51.62.84.38.09.211.214.6
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant11.910.911.312.512.014.88.57.47.58.18.512.113.07.76.55.87.46.411.88.06.17.58.511.113.012.716.0
    Point Lookout13.813.315.316.318.314.211.710.712.513.015.014.215.911.911.111.511.312.315.413.312.815.416.28.510.912.913.415.616.817.115.9
    Redcliffe13.611.212.612.114.815.311.28.78.99.910.813.314.98.18.47.79.48.110.111.69.511.713.29.28.08.911.113.313.214.115.5
    Redland (Alexandra Hills)12.410.911.811.115.514.710.07.77.88.29.113.314.18.07.96.58.19.19.08.69.18.012.77.57.48.59.112.912.512.415.1
    University of Queensland Gatton9.77.69.99.610.014.04.44.84.34.35.18.513.84.53.72.77.03.53.58.04.56.36.07.13.52.56.210.57.510.114.3
    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 August 2022
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    Alderley 2.0 0.1 - - - - - - - - - 0.1 0.8 1.4 - - - - - - - - - 3.4 - - - - 6.8 0.4 5.8
    Amberley AMO - 0.2 - - - 3.6 - - - - - - 1.2 4.8 -
    -
    - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 0.2 - 7.8
    Archerfield Airport 0.8 - 0.2 - - 3.0 - - - - - - 0.2 2.8 - - - - - - - - - 3.2 - - - - - 0.4 5.8
    Beaudesert Drumley Street 1.2 - - - - 4.8 - - - - - 0.2 2.6 6.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - 5.0 0.2
    - - 1.8 0.2 6.2
    Beerburrum Forest Station 0.4 - - - 0.2 2.2 - - - - - 0.2 1.2 2.4 0.2 - 1.8 - - - - - - 0.2
    - - 1.4 4.6 0.4 2.2
    Blackbutt Post Office 1.0 - - - - - - 8.0 - - - - - - 11.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - 1.0 0.5 7.5
    Brisbane 0.6 0.2 - - - 4.2 0.2 - - - - - 0.4 1.8 - - - - - - - - - 4.6
    - - - 0.2
    5.0
    Brisbane Aero 1.6 0.2 - 0.2 - 3.2 0.2 - - - - 0.8 0.8 6.6 - - 1.6 - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 1.6 0.2 2.6
    Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha 2.4 - - - - 3.6 - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - 1.8 2.0 5.8
    Caloundra Airport 1.1 1.0 - - - 2.0 - - - - - 2.6 0.8 3.0 - - 4.9 - - - - 1.4 - 1.2 - - - 6.0 - - 1.9
    Canungra (Defence) 0.4 - - 0.2 - 4.0 - - - - - 3.0 2.0 4.4 0.2 - 4.4 - - - - 0.2 - 3.8 0.2 - - - 2.4 - 9.6
    Capalaba Water Treat - - - - - 5.4 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 2.0 0.5 3.4
    Cape Moreton Lighthouse 2.2 1.2 0.2 -
    3.4 - - - - 0.2 2.6 2.2 3.6 0.2 - 0.2 - - - - - - 1.2 - - 0.2 2.8 0.8 - 3.0
    Carneys Creek The Ranch - 2.0 - - - 2.0 - - - - - - 16.0 3.8 - - 0.8 - - - - - 2.2 - - - - - - 1.0 5.0
    Clontarf 0.8 0.4 - - - 6.2 0.6 - - - - 1.0 1.4 5.8 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 0.6 2.4 0.2 3.2
    Dunwich 22.0





























    Esk Post Office - - - - - 3.0 - - - - - - 13.2 8.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.2 0.8 10.4
    Fort Lytton 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - 16.0 - - - - 1.2 - 1.4 - - 0.4

    Gatton Allan Street - 1.4 - - - 7.0 0.5 - - - - - 7.0 7.0 - - - - - - - - - 1.2 - - - - - - 2.6
    Godwin Beach 2.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 - 3.0 2.0 0.2 - - - 0.2 0.4 1.4 0.2 - 1.4 0.2 - - - - - 0.4 - - - 0.4 3.8 0.4 3.0
    Greenbank (Defence) 1.0 - - - 0.2 4.0 - - - - - - 1.2 4.0 - - 1.0 0.2 - - - - - 2.6 - - - - - - 7.8
    Greenbank Thompson Road 2.0 0.2 - 0.4 - 3.6 - - - - - - 2.0 5.4 - - 3.0 - - - - - - 4.6 - - - - - - 8.8
    Harrisville Mary Street - 0.4 - - - 5.0 - - - - - - 4.0 4.6 - - 0.6 - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 0.6 - 11.0
    Highvale 0.2 - - - - 1.4 - - - - - - 2.0 2.2 - - 1.4 - - - - - - 5.4 - - - 0.6 5.4 - 11.2
    Kalbar State School - - - - - 6.2 - - - - - - 3.2 4.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.0
    Karalee 0.4 - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - 1.4 4.2 - - 0.2 - - - - - - 3.2 - - - - 0.1 - 11.0
    Karragarra Island 1.8 - - - - 6.6 - - - - - 2.6 1.4 4.8 - - 8.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.4 5.4 - 2.4
    Landsborough - 1.2 - - - 2.8 0.4 - - - - 0.6 2.8 3.0 - - 4.4 - - - - 1.6 - 1.2 - - - 4.0 2.6 - 2.4
    Lindfield - - - - - 4.4 - - - - - - - 2.2 - - 2.0 - - - - - - 5.4 - - - 0.8 0.6 - 5.4
    Logan City Water Treatment Plant 0.8 - - 0.1 - 4.0 - - - - - 3.6 1.3 3.4 - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - - 0.4 1.2 0.7 6.3
    Lowood Don St - - - 0.2 - 5.8 - - - - - - 3.4 5.2 - - - - - - - - - 5.6 - - - 0.5 0.5 - 10.8
    Manly Railway Station 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.8

    Maroon Dam 0.6 - - - - 3.6 - - - - - - 1.4 6.8 - - 0.4 - - - - - - 1.6 - - - - - - 5.2
    Moorang - - - - - 7.2 - - - - - - 3.2 5.4 - - - - - - - - 1.0 3.0






    Mt Alford 0.2 - - - - 4.2 - - - - - - 7.2 0.8 - - - - - - - - - 1.4 - - - - - - 4.8
    Mt Tamborine Fern St 1.0 - - - - 5.6 - - - - - 5.6 4.0 4.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - -
    Mt Tarampa - 0.2 - - - 8.6 - - - - - - 5.0 4.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.6 - - - 0.4 - 0.6 10.0
    Ormiston College - - - - - 6.2 - - - - - 3.0 - 6.4 - - 2.2













    Peachester - - - - - 2.2 0.4 - - - - 0.6 4.0 2.2 - - 4.0 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - 0.8 2.5 - 2.5
    Point Lookout 8.0 0.8 -
    - 3.0 - 0.6 - - - 4.6 1.6 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.8 - 3.8 - 0.4 - - 2.6 - 3.6
    Redcliffe 1.4 - 0.2 - - 5.6 1.2 - - - - - 0.6 5.2 - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - 2.0 0.2 3.8
    Redland (Alexandra Hills) 0.4 -
    0.2 - 5.4 - - - - - 2.8 1.8 6.2 - - 1.2 0.2 - - - - - 4.0 - - - 6.4 1.6 - 3.6
    Regents Park 0.4 - - - - 4.0 0.4 - - - - - 1.0 3.4 - - 2.0 - - - - - - 2.0 0.2 - - - 0.2 0.2 7.0
    Somerset Dam - - - - - 4.2 1.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.6 8.6
    University of Queensland Gatton - 0.6 - - - 5.2 - - - - - - 5.8 5.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - 9.8
    Wamuran 0.5 - - - - 3.2 3.0 - - - - - - 5.6 0.4 - 1.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9.1
    Wivenhoe Dam - - - - - 4.4 0.2 - - - - - 2.4 4.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - 3.4 - - - 0.6 - - 8.8
    Woodford Stanmore - - - - - 4.2 - - - - - - - 3.4 - - 2.6 - - - - - 1.2 2.6 - - - 3.0 1.6 - 5.0
    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, usually published in the first week of the following 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 12 pm on Monday 5 September 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.

    Information about Australian Indigenous seasonal calendars is available at the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website.

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