Greater Brisbane in March 2019: very warm March overall, average to above average rainfall

It was a very warm March overall, with some very hot days in the first half of the month when Gatton, Amberley, Archerfield and Beaudesert all recorded a daily maximum temperature above 40 °C . Rainfall was average to above average across Greater Brisbane for March.

Average to above average rainfall for March

  • Rainfall was average to above average at most Greater Brisbane locations, and Alderley had it highest total March rainfall for at least 20 years
  • It was a dry start to March, with isolated showers in some areas generating mainly light falls
  • An upper level trough combined with a surface trough, generating moderate to locally heavier falls from around the 15th to 18th in parts of Greater Brisbane
  • Showers associated with a trough and southerly change, brought showers and rain to the Greater Brisbane area from the 26th
  • Further moderate falls were reported at the end of the month, as the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Trevor moved over southern Queensland

Very warm days and nights overall

  • Mean maximum temperatures were well above average across Greater Brisbane, resulting in some sites, including Brisbane, reporting their highest March mean daily maximum temperature on record or their highest March mean daily maximum temperature in several decades
  • A number of sites had their highest March temperature on record. On 11 March, Gatton recorded a maximum temperature of 40.0 °C (previous March record was 39.5 °C on 14 March 1998), and the following day, 41.1 °C. From available records, it is the first time any site has recorded a daily maximum temperature at or above 40 °C in March, in the South East Coast District.
  • A number of sites in the South East Coast District exceeded a daily maximum temperature of 40 °C, including Amberley with 41.3 °C (previously 38.9 °C on 11 March 2007), Beaudesert with 40.2 °C (previously 37.9 °C on 12 March 2019) and Archerfield with 40.2 °C (previously 38.7 °C on 11 March 2007).
  • Overnight temperatures were also above average in Greater Brisbane for most of the month, before some cooler than average days and nights in the last few days of the month
  • Beerburrum had its coolest March day in its 21 years of record on the 27th, and on the same day, Brisbane had its equal-coolest March day on record
  • Warm nights throughout the month, combined with above average daytime temperatures resulted in low-intensity heatwave conditions throughout March, and some sites had their highest March mean temperature on record

Brisbane

  • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 181.0 mm, which is 157% of the long-term average of 115.3 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 31.2 °C, which is 2.1 °C above the long-term average of 29.1 °C; it is also the highest on record for this site, or any Brisbane site. The warmest day was 37.7 °C on the 12th, and the coolest day was on the 27th when the temperature reached 22.8 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 21.5 °C, which is 1.4 °C above the long-term average of 20.1 °C. The coldest morning was 15.3 °C on the 31st, and the warmest morning was on the 26th when the minimum temperature was 24.5 °C

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Extremes in March 2019
Hottest day 41.3 °C at Amberley AMO on the 12th
Warmest days on average 32.7 °C at University of Queensland Gatton
Coolest days on average 28.1 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 21.4 °C at Beerburrum Forest Station on the 27th
Coldest night 10.4 °C at Amberley AMO on the 31st
Coolest nights on average 19.3 °C at University of Queensland Gatton
Warmest nights on average 22.5 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse and at Point Lookout
Warmest night 25.0 °C at Point Lookout on the 26th
Warmest on average overall 26.4 °C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 25.0 °C at Redland (Alexandra Hills)
Wettest overall 360.0 mm at Caloundra Airport
Wettest day 126.0 mm at Godwin Beach on the 16th
Strongest wind gust 89 km/h at University of Queensland Gatton on the 12th

Highest March total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
March
Alderley 225.0 280.1 in 1994* 140.5

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported



Record highest March temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Amberley AMO 41.3 on the 12th 38.9 on the 11th in 2007 78 29.4
University of Queensland Gatton 41.1 on the 12th 39.5 on the 14th in 1998 54 29.6
Archerfield Airport 40.2 on the 12th 38.7 on the 11th in 2007 44 28.8
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 38.9 on the 12th 37.5 on the 5th in 2015 27 28.5



Record lowest March daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.4 on the 27th 22.0 on the 12th in 2003 21 28.6
Brisbane 22.8 on the 27th = 22.8 on the 12th in 2003 20 29.1



Record highest March mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 28.1 = 28.1 in 2016 108 26.1
Archerfield Airport 31.6 31.3 in 1998 43 28.8
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 30.4 30.3 in 1998 26 28.5
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.8 30.2 in 2015 20 28.6

Highest March mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C )
Most recent
higher
Average for
March
Amberley AMO 32.3 33.2 in 1998 29.4
Brisbane Aero 29.3 29.4 in 1998 28.0
University of Queensland Gatton 32.7 33.7 in 1998* 29.6

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported




Record highest March mean temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
March
University of Queensland Gatton 26.2 26.1 in 1998 97 23.4
Amberley AMO 26.0 25.6 in 2017 77 23.6
Archerfield Airport 26.0 25.9 in 2017 43 23.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.5 = 25.5 in 2017 26 23.8
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.4 25.2 in 2017 20 23.6



Summary statistics for March 2019

Maximum temperatures
(°C )
Minimum temperatures
(°C )
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2019
Diff
from
average
Highest for
March
2019
Mean for
March
2019
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
March
2019
Total for
March
2019
Average
for
March
Rank of
March
2019
Fraction of
March
average
Amberley AMO 32.3 +2.9 41.3 12th 19.6 +1.8 10.4 31st 99.0 85.7 average 116%
Archerfield Airport 31.6 +2.8 40.2 12th 20.3 +1.8 13.9 31st 174.6 127.5 high 137%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 31.1 +2.0 36.5 13th 19.4 +1.6 14.3 31st 211.8 128.9 high 164%
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.8 +2.2 36.4 12th 19.9 +1.2 12.7 31st 202.0 176.4 average 115%
Brisbane 31.2 +2.1 37.7 12th 21.5 +1.4 15.3 31st 181.0 115.3 v high 157%
Brisbane Aero 29.3 +1.3 34.0 12th 21.2 +1.5 13.0 31st 147.0 112.1 average 131%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 28.1 +2.0 30.3 9th 22.5 +1.3 16.6 31st 156.8 175.2 average 89%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 30.4 +1.9 38.9 12th 20.8 +1.6 17.6 24th 191.5 134.3 high 143%
Point Lookout 29.8 +1.1 32.3 21st 22.5 +0.6 16.6 31st 106.9 132.5 average 81%
Redcliffe 29.3 +1.5 33.8 12th 22.0 +1.2 14.4 31st 219.8 138.2 high 159%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 29.1   32.6 12th 20.9   13.9 31st 205.0


University of Queensland Gatton 32.7 +3.1 41.1 12th 19.3 +2.0 13.5 31st 107.8 79.6 high 135%

Daily maximum temperatures for March 2019

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 31
Amberley AMO 29.4 29.9 29.6 30.8 32.3 35.4 34.3 31.7 34.3 35.7 38.6 41.3 38.3 33.1 35.0 25.4 29.4 31.2 34.2 35.3 33.6 32.6 34.7 36.6 34.7 31.3 23.2 26.5 29.4 26.6 27.4
Archerfield Airport 29.3 29.1 29.9 31.1 31.8 33.5 34.3 31.6 32.6 34.1 36.9 40.2 35.2 32.5 33.5 26.3 28.5 31.4 33.8 33.1 32.5 30.8 33.9 35.0 33.5 31.0 22.4 26.3 29.6 27.8 27.0
Beaudesert Drumley Street 29.6 28.9 29.9 30.8 32.6 35.7 33.6 30.6 34.1 35.9

36.5 32.1 34.5 23.5 27.4 31.4 33.9 33.9 32.4 32.1

34.7 28.9 23.4 28.2 30.1 26.4 27.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 28.9 28.8 28.5 29.0 28.6 31.2 31.5 29.5 31.4 32.3 35.5 36.4 33.1 30.7 34.8 27.5 29.1 31.6 33.3 33.4 31.8 31.0 33.6 34.7 34.2 32.9 21.4 26.6 29.4 27.6 27.6
Brisbane 29.3 28.6 29.6 30.0 30.8 32.8 34.1 30.5 32.0 33.3 34.6 37.7 35.9 32.1 34.0 26.8 28.3 31.3 34.0 32.2 32.3 30.4 34.3 34.8 33.3 31.8 22.8 25.6 29.1 27.9 27.9
Brisbane Aero 28.2 27.7 29.0 28.7 29.0 30.4 31.2 29.2 30.3 31.0 31.9 34.0 33.8 29.9 30.9 24.2 27.6 29.1 30.7 29.9 30.3 28.4 30.8 31.1 30.2 29.6 22.9 26.0 27.5 27.5 26.5
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 27.4 27.2 27.5 26.7 27.7 28.8 29.0 28.5 30.3 29.0 29.1 28.5 28.7
29.2 25.9 28.2 28.1 28.3 29.4 29.6 29.8 29.8 29.8 29.4 29.3 25.1 26.2 27.3 26.3 24.0
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 28.3 27.2 28.3 28.9 29.6 32.2 32.0 28.9 30.5 32.2 35.8 38.9 32.6 29.5 31.9 24.2 27.9 30.6 32.8 30.5 31.2 29.4 34.3 35.5 33.8 30.9 23.3 25.7
27.7 26.3
Point Lookout 30.7 29.3 31.0 31.3 32.2 31.3

30.8 29.9 29.4 30.6 30.0 32.2 30.1
27.9 28.9
31.5 32.3
31.1 30.4 30.5 30.2 23.9 28.3 29.6 27.0 25.1
Redcliffe

27.5 28.1 27.9 30.3 29.5 27.8 28.9 30.5 32.6 33.8 30.8 29.2 30.7 27.2 28.4 29.1 30.2 29.4 30.3 28.5 30.8 31.1 30.9 29.8 22.7

28.0 25.8
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 28.0 26.9 28.6 29.1 29.1 30.2 31.9 29.5 29.3 30.0 31.4 32.6 32.1 30.4 30.2 24.5 27.2 28.6 31.4 29.7 29.4 28.5 30.7 31.9 29.9 30.3 22.4 26.3 28.5 26.7 25.6
University of Queensland Gatton 28.9 31.1 29.3 32.1 33.7 36.2 35.8 33.5 35.6 37.1 40.0 41.1 40.2 35.2 36.1 25.7 27.9 30.2 34.6 36.3 33.6 33.4 35.3 36.3 34.7 30.1 22.5 26.2 29.5 25.6 26.6
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 March 2019

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 31
Amberley AMO 20.0 18.8 18.7 18.0 17.7 21.5 20.1 21.1 20.6 19.5 20.8 21.1 17.4 21.4 19.3 20.1 20.4 20.9 17.7 18.7 21.7 22.2 20.1 20.0 19.5 22.5 20.9 18.6 17.5 21.8 10.4
Archerfield Airport 20.1 19.4 18.7 18.1 18.8 20.8 21.6 21.3 21.0 21.6 22.1 21.4 20.7 21.5 19.6 19.8 20.4 19.7 18.5 19.8 21.2 22.0 22.3 20.9 21.5 23.7 20.5 19.0 18.2 22.5 13.9
Beaudesert Drumley Street 18.4 17.7 18.6 17.2 19.1 18.3 20.1 20.8 18.9 20.7 19.9 20.8 18.4 19.0 17.8 19.4 19.8 19.5 17.6 18.8 20.9 22.9 20.7
20.4 24.5 20.2 19.2 17.9 21.6 14.3
Beerburrum Forest Station 17.3 19.7 18.6 18.4 18.5 20.9 20.0 21.1 20.8 18.8 21.8 21.0 22.6 22.2 22.0 20.0 20.7 19.9 17.8 18.6 22.2 20.3 20.1 20.3 19.9 21.4 19.9 18.3 19.8 22.3 12.7
Brisbane 20.1 19.7 19.8 20.2 20.3 21.8 22.4 22.3 22.3 23.0 23.5 23.4 22.9 23.3 20.9 20.6 20.5 20.7 19.1 21.5 23.4 22.9 23.5 22.1 22.6 24.5 21.3 19.4 19.8 23.4 15.3
Brisbane Aero 20.3 19.9 19.4 20.3 21.1 21.8 22.2 23.0 23.0 22.3 23.9 22.7 22.4 23.4 20.2 20.0 20.7 20.4 18.9 20.4 23.7 21.7 23.4 21.5 22.0 23.8 20.5 19.3 19.9 23.4 13.0
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 22.9 21.1 21.9 20.5 21.5 23.3 23.9 23.7 23.5 23.4 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.3 22.5 20.2 21.0 22.5 19.9 24.1 23.0 24.3 24.2 24.1 24.0 24.2 20.4 20.1 21.9 22.9 16.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 19.6 19.2 19.7 20.7 20.3 20.6 21.9 22.4 21.8 21.4 23.7 23.1 21.6 23.2 19.2 20.0 20.3 19.9 18.6 20.7 20.6 21.2
17.6 22.4 24.5 20.4 18.8 19.7 22.5 18.6
Point Lookout 22.6 21.6 20.9 22.4 22.3 23.8 24.3

23.2 24.9 24.7 23.5 24.1 22.2 19.7
21.2 21.2
22.4 24.8
22.2 24.7 25.0 21.5 21.2 22.2 22.7 16.6
Redcliffe 21.5 20.1 20.8 22.8 22.3 22.3 22.8 22.1 24.5 22.1 24.3 23.5 23.9 24.1 21.7 20.5 21.3 21.7 19.8 21.3 23.3 23.0 22.8 22.9 24.0 23.9 21.1 19.3
23.3 14.4
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 21.0 19.5 19.2 20.8 20.5 20.3 21.4 21.6 21.5 22.1 24.0 22.6 22.1 22.6 20.1 19.8 20.1 19.8 18.1 19.4 23.2 22.0 21.2 22.4 22.6 24.2 19.2 19.0 19.6 22.8 13.9
University of Queensland Gatton 19.3 18.4 18.5 16.6 18.7 18.8 18.8 20.6 19.2 19.4 21.0 21.5 16.4 22.4 18.1 20.2 20.5 20.9 17.0 17.7 21.8 20.3 21.1 20.0 19.2 22.6
18.6 17.5 21.0 13.5
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 March 2019

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 31
Alderley 0.6 4.0 3.4 0.8 - 0.6 - 0.8 0.2 - - 0.4 - - 6.8 44.4 81.6 26.6 23.2 - - - 0.8 - - - 0.8 21.0 1.0 3.6 4.4
Amberley AMO 2.0 1.2 2.4 1.4 - - - 3.2 - - - 0.2 - - 3.6 21.0 0.8 11.2 15.0 - - - 0.8 0.2 - - 0.2 17.0 - 14.8 4.0
Archerfield Airport 1.2 3.6 1.6 3.0 - - - 4.8 - - - 1.2 - - 18.0 52.0 40.8 4.8 0.6 - 2.8 0.4 - - - - 1.0 18.4 - 17.4 3.0
Beaudesert Drumley Street 0.6 2.0 1.2 2.6 0.8 - - 5.8 0.2 - - 5.4 - - 22.6 89.2 3.8 45.6 0.2 - - 0.2 - - - - 0.6 13.4 0.2 12.4 5.0
Beerburrum Forest Station - 2.4 3.6 4.4 0.4 1.4 - 40.6 0.2 - - 9.8 0.2 - 0.8 76.4 0.4 1.6 4.0 - - - - - - - 2.6 36.6 6.4 4.8 5.4
Blackbutt Post Office 0.6 - ? 8.2 1.4 0.4 0.4 1.6 - - - - - - 62.0 35.6 - 0.4 2.2 0.2 - - - - - - 15.2 25.4 1.8 -
Brisbane 1.2 4.8 3.2 1.2 - 0.2 - 4.4 - - - 0.2 - - 4.2 39.6 54.0 18.4 18.8 - - - - - - - 0.4 18.0 1.2 6.6 4.6
Brisbane Aero - 2.2 1.0 - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - 0.6 57.8 19.0 10.4 7.6 - - 19.6 - - - - 3.6 20.4 1.6 0.2 2.4
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - 5.8 1.6 2.0 - - - 3.0 - - - - - - 9.8 34.0 73.6 26.2 24.4 - - 1.0 - - - - - 19.8 1.3 - 4.0
Caloundra Airport - 2.0 6.0 0.8 2.2 0.5 - 3.0 2.1 0.1 - 8.1 - - 2.0 120 34.0 31.0 6.4 - - - - - - - 28.6 88.2 17.4 1.4 6.2
Capalaba Water Treat - 4.0 4.0 - 0.4 - - 2.0 - - - 1.6 - - 8.4 33.8 26.2 24.2 3.2 - 0.2 3.0 - - - - 2.0 20.2 1.2 8.0 4.0
Cape Moreton Lighthouse - - 0.2 6.0 0.2 0.6 - 0.8 - - - - - -
42.6 24.8 0.8 8.0 - - - - - - - 22.2 34.2 3.2 4.0 9.2
Carneys Creek The Ranch - - ? 3.0 - - - - - ? 1.6 1.0 - - 9.0 29.0 1.4 27.0 3.0 - 1.8 54.0 1.8 5.0 - ? ? 6.0 - 25.2 4.0
Clontarf - 9.6 4.8 3.4 0.6 0.2 - 11.8 - - - 2.6 - - 13.4 97.0 6.2 9.2 22.0 - - 2.0 0.4 - - - 1.4 17.8 4.4 - 3.8
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Esk Post Office - 3.6 - - - - - 1.0 - - - 0.6 - - 1.0 34.4 - 14.8 8.6 - - - - - - - 0.4 18.4 1.4 2.8 4.4
Fernvale - Burns St 0.4 1.0 1.8










4.0 35.0
44.6 6.4


2.8



18.2
13.4 3.8
Fort Lytton - - - - - - - 2.2 - - - - - - 2.8 ? ? 133 64.0 - - 23.0 - - - - - - 22.5

Gatton Allan Street - 0.3 1.3 - 1.3 - - 1.4 - - - - - - 0.7 18.6 4.0 14.8 2.8 - - 26.0 1.0 - - - 1.0



Godwin Beach 0.2 8.4 0.6 7.6 2.0 0.2 - 44.0 0.2 - - 1.2 0.4 - 2.4 126 0.4 6.0 40.4 0.2 - - - - - - 2.6 28.8 6.8 4.2 7.0
Greenbank Thompson Road 2.0 7.8 2.2 0.2 - - - 3.0 - - - 1.2 - - 2.2 61.4 5.2 11.0 - - - - - - - - 1.0 19.6 0.4 14.2 6.0
Harrisville Mary Street 0.4 1.4 1.8 - - - - 0.4 - - - 0.6 - - 9.2 47.6 1.2 5.0 4.2 - - 0.6 0.4 - - - 0.4 10.0 0.1 10.4 4.0
Highvale 0.6 3.4 1.6 0.8 1.0 - - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.6 42.6 61.0 17.0 9.4 - - - 6.2 - - - - 16.6 6.4 12.8 5.2
Karalee 3.2 2.2 3.1 - - 4.9 - 9.0 - - - 1.0 - - 0.4 55.0 21.0 7.5 3.6 - - - - - - - 0.8 21.0 0.4 13.2
Landsborough 0.2 16.0 6.4 2.8 4.4 0.8 - 22.0 2.2 - - 9.2 - - 2.6 111 - 5.2 5.4 - 5.6 - - - - - 8.8 61.8 30.4 3.8 2.6
Lindfield - 3.4 0.6 2.2 0.2 - - 16.6 0.2 - - - - - 0.8 26.4 1.6 0.4 10.0 - - - - - - - 2.2 26.6 2.8 2.0 7.2
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 2.8 10.8 6.8 1.0 0.4 - 0.2 16.4 0.7 0.1 - 0.2 - - 5.0 54.4 34.2 11.4 11.0 - - - - - 0.2 - 1.2 25.4 0.9 5.4 3.0
Lowood Don St - 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.2 - - 0.4 - - - - - - 0.2 49.6 0.6 45.2 9.6 - - - 10.4 - - - 0.8 15.8 0.2 11.2 4.0
Manly Railway Station - 4.7 4.4 - - - - - - - - 4.0 - - 3.4 ? 36.5 27.0 - - - 7.8 - - - - - 22.0 3.2 7.1 0.1
Maroon Dam - - 0.8 0.6 - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 - - 41.8 26.4 6.8 6.2 18.4 - 19.0 4.2 33.0 - - - 0.2 4.4 - 16.0 7.0
Mt Alford - - 0.4 0.6 - - - - - - - 1.6 - - 17.2 20.0 14.8 2.2 0.1 - 13.6 6.6 16.6 - - - - 7.0 - 14.4 2.8
Mt Tamborine Fern St 2.4 12.4 19.4 6.2 6.4 0.4 - 29.4 2.0 0.6 - 0.2 - - 48.0 48.6 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1.2 18.4 - 6.6 5.0
Mt Tarampa - - 0.8 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - - 34.0 3.0 13.0 18.0 - - 0.4 11.8 - - - - 17.4 - 18.4 3.8
Ormiston College - - ? 9.0 - - - 20.0 - - - - - - 14.4 ? 82.0 49.0 - - 1.4 3.0 - - - - - 31.0


Peachester - 10.2 8.7 5.0 0.2 2.0 - 27.0 - - - - - - 0.6 75.0 - - 8.5 - - - - - - - 3.0 58.0 24.0

Point Lookout - 1.0 2.2 - - - - ? ? 6.2 - 20.0 - - 6.4 - ? 24.5 1.2 ? 0.4 - ? 5.8 - - 2.8 22.6 2.0 7.2 4.6
Redcliffe - 9.0 4.4 0.2 0.2 -
10.4 - - - 9.4 - - 11.4 109 3.8 5.8 18.4 - 2.0 - 6.6 - - - 1.6 23.0 1.4 0.6 3.0
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 1.0 2.2 3.0 1.8 - - - 9.0 0.2 - - 4.6 - - 16.6 62.6 37.4 21.0 0.8 - 0.2 2.2 - - - - 2.0 23.6 1.4 12.0 3.4
Regents Park 1.0 4.2 2.6 1.4 0.4 - - 7.8 - - - 0.4 - - 5.2 38.6 19.4 7.0 1.0 - 1.2 - 0.8 - - - 1.0 19.8 1.0 19.6 4.2
Rocky Point Sugar Mill 0.4 ? ? 17.4 0.4 - - 2.8 - - - 0.8 - - 22.0 - ? 120 1.0 - - - - - - - 8.6 32.6 21.0 -
Somerset Dam - 9.4 4.2 3.2 2.6 0.6 - 2.8 - - - 0.2 - - 0.8 35.2 0.6 52.0 1.6 - - 0.2 - - - - 0.2 25.4 1.8 2.4 10.6
Toogoolawah Post Office - 4.8 2.4 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 ? ? 86.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - 20.6 1.4 5.4 9.8
University of Queensland Gatton 0.4 - 1.2 0.6 - - - 1.4 - - - - - - - 16.8 6.4 21.4 4.2 0.2 - 13.4 2.8 0.2 - - 0.4 12.2 - 22.4 3.8
Wamuran 0.3 8.2 0.5 11.6 - - - - 7.1 13.0 - 26.2 - - 0.1 117 1.5 2.5 6.5 - - - - - - - 1.9 21.1 7.6 4.6 6.5
Wivenhoe Dam 0.8 0.4 1.6 1.2 - - - - - - - - - - 1.6 28.0 - 8.2 9.8 - - - 3.4 - - - 0.6 15.4 0.2 14.4 2.8
Woodford Stanmore - 6.1 1.2 11.2 6.0 - - 31.6 - - - 4.8 - - 0.8 72.2 17.0 11.8 4.8 - - - - - - - 5.6 22.0 8.2 2.8 8.2
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 1 April 2019. 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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