Greater Brisbane in October 2017: very wet, very warm nights

October rainfall was well above average; record high at some locations. Daytime temperatures were close to the long-term average, while overnight temperatures were very warm and more than two degrees above the long-term average at most locations.

A very wet month for Greater Brisbane

  • Overall, it was a very wet month in Great Brisbane; almost all locations recorded at least one and a half times their average October rainfall
  • At the start of the month, a surface trough and an upper level disturbance produced showers and thunderstorms, with daily totals between 20 mm and 80 mm reported at all locations
  • Another low level trough and upper level low in the middle of the month produced further moderate to falls between the 15th and 18th
  • As a result of the persistent rainfall, a number of locations had their wettest October on record or in several decades

Very warm nights; near average daytime temperature

Brisbane

  • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 148.8 mm, which is 203% of the long-term average of 73.4 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 27.0 °C, which is 0.1 °C below the long-term average of 27.1 °C. The warmest day was 33.1 °C on the 10th, and the coolest day was on the 21st when the temperature reached 20.4 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 18.8 °C, which is 2.6 °C above the long-term average of 16.2 °C. This is the highest October mean minimum temperature on record for Brisbane (previous record was 18.3 °C in 2005)

Severe thunderstorms

  • Severe thunderstorms produced hail between 2 cm and 4 cm in diameter at Deception Bay, Kallangur, Petrie, Highvale and Greenbank

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Extremes in October 2017
Hottest day 35.4 °C at Amberley AMO on the 10th
Warmest days on average 28.1 °C at University of Queensland Gatton
Coolest days on average 24.7 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 19.2 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 21st
Coldest night 9.7 °C at Beaudesert Drumley Street on the 24th
Coolest nights on average 16.3 °C at Beaudesert Drumley Street
Warmest nights on average 19.8 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Warmest night 22.7 °C at Redcliffe on the 11th and on the 12th
Warmest on average overall 22.9 °C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 21.7 °C at Redland (Alexandra Hills)
Wettest overall 359.2 mm at Landsborough
Wettest day 86.6 mm at Lowood Don St on the 16th
Strongest wind gust 91 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 15th

Record highest October total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Lowood Don St 242.5 227.5 in 1972 130 66.0
Blackbutt Post Office 267.6 226.2 in 1972 106 72.4
Maroon Dam 218.0 217.7 in 1983 47 74.3
Corbould Pk Racecourse 324.0 318.5 in 2010 29 86.1
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 253.7 165.0 in 2011 25 64.3
Wivenhoe Dam 228.8 220.0 in 2010 23 68.8

Highest October total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
October
University of Queensland Gatton 169.8 237.4 in 1972 64.7
Gatton Allan Street 176.9 192.6 in 1972* 59.2
Mt Tamborine Fern St 248.0 277.0 in 1986* 91.9

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




Record highest October daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Brisbane Aero 22.5 on the 12th 22.4 on the 29th in 2003 24 15.6



Record highest October mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
University of Queensland Gatton 16.6 16.3 in 1967 95 13.1
Amberley AMO 16.8 16.2 in 2005 76 13.3
Archerfield Airport 17.9 17.1 in 2005 41 14.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 17.6 16.0 in 2013 25 14.9
Brisbane Aero 18.5 17.6 in 2005 23 15.6

Highest October mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
October
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.8 20.2 in 1988 17.9



Record highest October mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Brisbane Aero 22.0 = 22.0 in 2005 23 20.6



Summary statistics for October 2017

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
October
2017
Mean for
October
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
October
2017
Total for
October
2017
Average
for
October
Rank of
October
2017
Fraction of
October
average
Amberley AMO 27.7 -0.1 35.4 10th 16.8 +3.5 10.6 22nd 144.0 73.3 v high 196%
Archerfield Airport 27.4 +0.4 34.0 10th 17.9 +3.6 12.5 22nd 212.0 77.9 v high 272%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 27.4 -0.8 34.4 29th 16.3 +3.8 9.7 24th 88.6 69.1 average 128%
Beerburrum Forest Station 27.2 -0.4 34.2 6th 17.3 +2.9 11.7 22nd 268.0 88.8 v high 302%
Brisbane 27.0 -0.1 33.1 10th 18.8 +2.6 13.9 22nd 148.8 73.4 high 203%
Brisbane Aero 25.5 0.0 31.3 10th 18.5 +2.9 12.5 22nd 148.4 72.8 high 204%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.7 +1.6 29.9 27th 19.8 +1.9 15.1 22nd 139.4 79.1 v high 176%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.1 +0.6 33.0 10th 17.6 +2.7 11.6 22nd 253.7 64.3 highest 395%
Redcliffe 25.6 0.0 31.5 10th 18.9 +2.1 13.4 22nd 146.2 79.7 high 183%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.5   31.8 10th 17.9   12.3 22nd 218.8


University of Queensland Gatton 28.1 -0.1 35.2 10th 16.6 +3.5 10.7 24th 169.8 64.7 v high 262%

Daily maximum temperatures for October 2017

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 26.0 20.7 26.0 29.9 32.1 35.2 23.6 26.6 32.8 35.4 30.3 24.2 31.9 27.6 22.3 23.2 22.4 24.0 24.4 27.2 20.3 25.9 22.1 26.8 29.8 32.9 30.7 31.0 33.7 32.4
Archerfield Airport 26.1 21.9 26.6 28.9 30.5 32.1 24.7 26.7 30.9 34.0 29.5 24.9 31.5 27.3 23.3 22.7 22.5 24.5 24.9 27.0 20.8 25.5 22.9 26.0 28.5 31.9 30.3 29.8 31.5 31.0 29.9
Beaudesert Drumley Street 24.8 22.4 25.9 29.3 31.4 32.4 23.4 26.8 31.7 34.4 29.4 26.4 31.5 27.0 22.1 22.9 22.0 23.9 24.7 28.1 20.1 25.6 23.0 27.5 29.8 33.0 30.9 31.2 34.4

Beerburrum Forest Station 25.8 21.5 26.9 27.3 29.8 34.2 23.6 26.9 30.8 32.9 28.4 28.4 29.5 22.7 22.6 20.8 22.7 24.8 24.8 26.3 20.7 25.1 23.4 25.6 28.8 31.8 31.1 29.0 33.3 32.4 30.8
Brisbane 25.9 22.2 27.1 28.5 30.1 30.7 24.1 27.4 29.1 33.1 28.8 25.4 29.9 27.0 22.6 22.6 22.8 23.9 24.6 26.4 20.4
22.7 25.6 27.3 30.6 30.3 28.9 30.5 30.6 29.7
Brisbane Aero 24.3 21.7 25.1 25.7 27.1 27.8 23.2 25.4 28.9 31.3 27.2 25.3 28.6 25.1 22.6 22.2 21.9 23.1 24.5 25.5 20.3 24.7 22.3 24.2 25.7 27.5 30.0 26.7 27.6 28.0 28.1
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.4 20.7 23.3 24.0 25.4 25.8 24.9 25.7 25.7 28.6 27.0 24.8 26.2 23.6 21.8 21.4 23.0 23.6 25.6 25.3 20.4 22.0 23.5 23.8 25.2 25.5 29.9 25.8 27.0 26.5 25.0
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 24.9 21.0 27.0 26.0 29.8 32.2 24.7 25.3 31.5 33.0 28.3 24.4





23.2 25.0 19.2 25.0 23.4 28.1 27.0 29.7 31.0 28.3 31.9 30.0 28.3
Point Lookout 23.9 21.5 24.4 24.8 28.0 28.6 24.6




29.1 24.3 23.7 22.5 23.8


27.8 24.8 24.7 26.5


30.9 27.1 26.2 27.5
Redcliffe 23.7 22.2 23.6 24.5 26.6 28.4 23.2 24.7 29.0 31.5 27.7 25.7 27.0 23.8 22.4 22.0 22.7 23.6 23.7 26.0 21.1 23.4 23.1 23.6 26.2 28.9 30.6 26.6 28.5 29.9 29.3
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 24.4 20.7 25.7 26.0 26.8 27.8 23.7 25.1 29.1 31.8 27.4 24.9 29.2 25.7 22.1 21.7 22.3 23.6 24.4 24.9 20.3 23.9 22.8 24.0 25.2 26.7 29.9 26.5 28.0 28.4 27.0
University of Queensland Gatton 28.7 19.8 25.9 30.3 32.0 34.9 22.8 27.7 32.0 35.2 31.2 24.8 32.5 24.7 21.7 23.4 22.5 25.6 26.7 28.0 19.6 26.9 24.7 26.7 30.2 34.3 29.8 31.1 34.2 34.1 28.5
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 October 2017

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 14.8 15.5 16.0 17.7 15.7 18.1 20.2 18.7 17.3 18.3 18.7 20.5 19.2 19.9 17.5 16.3 18.8 17.8 17.2 15.2 17.0 10.6 14.5 10.6 11.7 15.8 16.8 14.5 19.7 18.4 19.3
Archerfield Airport 17.2 15.6 16.5 18.3 17.9 18.3 20.3 18.9 19.8 19.7 21.8 21.9 20.2 19.5 17.6 17.5 19.1 18.0 17.7 16.8 17.9 12.5 15.2 12.7 13.2 17.1 18.4 16.0 20.7 20.0 20.1
Beaudesert Drumley Street 15.3 14.4 15.8 16.1 13.8 18.1 19.0 18.0 17.0 17.5 17.6 21.4 19.8 17.5 17.2 16.4 17.9 18.7 18.1 12.4 16.9 12.0 13.3 9.7 11.1 15.7 15.7 13.8 19.2 18.6
Beerburrum Forest Station 15.1 16.8 15.6 17.5 17.7 17.0 20.0 16.4 17.6 19.2 22.3 19.7 19.5 20.0 17.3 17.5 18.1 18.8 18.9 17.2 15.6 11.7 13.6 11.8 11.9 15.2 20.6 16.3 19.7 19.6 19.3
Brisbane 17.7 15.8 16.4 19.0 19.0 19.5 20.3 19.1 20.4 21.4 22.3 22.3 21.0 21.2 18.0 17.3 18.9 18.3 17.0 18.5 18.6 13.9 15.6 14.2 15.2 18.1 19.6 17.8 21.6 21.6 21.7
Brisbane Aero 20.3 15.8 16.1 18.3 17.9 18.8 19.8 18.0 19.9 19.6 22.1 22.5 19.9 21.3 17.3 18.1 19.3 18.8 19.0 20.1 17.8 12.5 15.2 13.4 14.2 17.1 20.2 17.5 20.5 21.3 21.2
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.1 19.7 16.4 19.4 19.6 21.2 19.8 19.9 20.7 21.9 22.5 22.1 21.7 21.1 17.8 18.3 18.3 19.6 19.3 19.2 19.0 15.1 16.8 17.5 18.7 20.1 21.1 21.1 21.5 21.4 22.0
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 15.8 14.8 16.3 18.0 17.1 19.1 19.3 18.2 18.6 19.2 20.5 22.1 20.5 19.9 17.7 17.6 17.2 18.0 16.9 15.7 17.7 11.6 14.9 12.9
12.5 19.0 16.9 20.4 19.9 20.7
Point Lookout 20.7 17.3 17.4 19.5 19.8 21.2 19.8 19.5




20.9 18.2 18.6 19.7 19.5


14.9 18.7 16.3 18.9


19.3 19.3 21.7
Redcliffe 19.5 17.0 16.2 18.2 19.7 19.3 20.4 18.2 20.2 21.0 22.7 22.7 20.4 20.9 18.2 18.1 18.6 19.3 19.1 19.9 17.9 13.4 14.9 14.2 15.2 18.0 21.5 18.3 21.3 21.6 20.8
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 17.7 14.6 16.1 17.9 17.8 18.3 18.6 17.9 19.8 19.4 21.1 22.5 20.5 19.7 17.0 17.6 18.1 18.0 18.8 16.9 17.8 12.3 15.0 12.7 14.7 17.5 20.9 17.0 20.0 19.3 20.7
University of Queensland Gatton 15.1 15.1 15.4 17.9 14.9 17.4 19.5 18.2 18.4 18.3 20.6 21.7 15.6 19.5 17.1 15.7 17.8 17.3 16.6 14.1 17.4 12.0 13.2 10.7 12.0 15.6 17.5 13.9 18.9 18.3 18.6
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 October 2017

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 - 8.4 37.6

- 1.2
- 5.8 - 0.4
- 12.2 40.8 1.6 3.0 1.2 - 6.2
1.0 4.8 - - 2.8 0.2 - 16.8 -
Archerfield Airport - 6.2 31.6 1.2 - - 6.8 - 0.2 - - - 2.8 1.2 41.4 78.0 2.4 9.8 1.8 - 4.8 8.6 1.2 5.0 - - 1.8 - - 7.2 -
Beaudesert Drumley Street - 5.0 21.0 0.6 - - 0.2 - - 0.2 4.8 0.2 0.6 - 14.2 16.6 5.0 0.2 0.2 - 5.8 7.0 - 2.4 - 0.2 4.4 - - - -
Beerburrum Forest Station - 2.8 40.2 16.0 0.2 - 1.8 0.4 - - - 4.0 0.2 1.2 59.8 27.6 24.4 53.6 4.6 0.6 2.6 17.0 - 10.8 - - 0.2 - - - -
Blackbutt Post Office 49.2 25.8 - - 16.2 11.2 0.2 - 0.2 36.8 25.0 37.0 7.0 1.8 - - 27.4 8.0 0.2 - 2.0 - - - 19.6
Brisbane - 6.6 30.4 3.4 - - 11.2 - - - - - 2.0 - 25.8 26.4 4.6 12.4 1.8 - 3.8 11.4 2.8 0.2 - - 0.8 - - 5.2 -
Brisbane Aero - 4.4 30.2 8.0 - - 6.8 - - - - - 0.8 - 34.8 11.8 6.8 15.4 5.4 0.4 3.0 12.2 6.6 0.2 - - - - - 1.6 -
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - 7.6 34.6 - - - 1.0 - - - - - - 4.0 25.6 43.6 10.0 10.0 7.6 - 5.0 17.0 2.0 - - - 1.4 - - 3.0
Caloundra Airport - 0.6 60.0 44.0 - - - - - - - - - 22.0 - - 35.0 11.4 3.4 1.4 1.0 14.5 3.2 0.5 - - - - 0.2

Canungra Finch Road
8.0 28.0 3.0



1.0


1.0
37.4 35.0 11.4 8.0 5.0
15.0 7.0
14.0

6.0

1.0
Capalaba Water Treat - 14.2 28.6 3.2 - - 10.8 - 0.4 - - - 1.8 - 28.8 26.4 6.0 25.0 14.0 - 4.2 8.8 0.4 18.0 - - 2.4 - - 3.8
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 0.2 - 24.2 45.2 - - - - - - - - - - 44.4 2.0 3.4 1.4 - - 0.4 13.4 2.2 - 0.2 - 1.2 - - 1.2 -
Carneys Creek The Ranch - 4.6 35.0 5.4 12.0 1.8 8.0 - - - - 5.4 1.6 - 12.2 4.6 4.0 - - - 19.0 1.8 12.4 - 1.6 2.8 - - 14.0
Clontarf - 6.6 42.0 6.8 - - 0.4 - 0.2 - - - 0.8 9.2 24.6 16.8 6.8 11.4 1.6 - 2.8 16.0 15.4 0.2 - - 0.2 - - 4.2 8.4
Coomera Foxwell Road
7.0 40.0










35.0 54.0 4.0 13.0 5.0

20.0








Corbould Pk Racecourse 1.0 58.0 54.0
-



-
- 4.0 120 67.0 5.0 2.0 - 13.0 - - - - - - - -
Ebbw Vale - 7.0 29.8 1.2 - - 1.8 - - 2.4




















Esk Post Office
6.0 30.0 1.6

4.8

6.9 1.6 1.3 2.2 13.4 34.2 20.0 18.0 5.2 2.4 2.6 3.6 24.0 0.4

0.5




Fernvale - Burns St - 10.2 40.0 3.4 - - 1.0 0.4 0.2 9.0 - - 2.6 - 42.8 73.4 6.6 14.4 4.4 0.2 5.4 20.0 46.0 1.4 - - - - - 44.4
Fort Lytton - - - - - - 65.0 - - - - 52.0 10.0 11.5 2.5 - 11.0







Gatton Allan Street - 6.6 49.6 - - - 4.6 0.2 - - - - 3.8 6.4 17.2 13.6 2.8 - - 0.4 22.0 23.4 8.6 2.6 - - 14.8 - - 0.3
Godwin Beach - 1.8 41.6 26.6 0.2 -
0.4 - 2.4 0.2 - - 2.6 69.0 8.8 9.6 9.6
0.4 2.0 16.0 9.6
- - 11.0
0.2 1.8 0.2
Greenbank Thompson Road - 6.2 32.6 1.4 0.2 - 9.2 - - 0.4 - - 1.0 - 16.0 61.8 6.4 9.8 4.6 - 5.0 13.6 2.0 2.4 - - 1.4 - - 10.0 9.6
Harrisville Mary Street - 5.6 26.6 0.8 - - 6.6 - 1.0 1.0 - 1.0 0.5 2.8 11.0 12.2 6.0 0.6 0.4 0.2 6.6 8.0 6.0 17.4 - - 1.8 - - 11.0 2.6
Highvale - 10.4 54.8 1.8 0.6 - 0.8 0.4 - 3.8 - - 1.6 - 25.8 30.6 10.2 20.4 10.4 0.2 5.0 28.8 24.4 2.8 - - 0.6 - - 28.4
Karalee - 7.8 34.4 1.2 - - 1.8 0.4 - 0.8 - - 3.6 - 35.0 60.0 11.2 3.4 - 5.4 15.9 1.4 0.7 - - 3.8 - - 16.9 0.8
Landsborough - 2.6 51.6 68.0 - - - - - - - - - 3.6 64.4 41.6 54.6 39.4 10.0 - 2.6 - 19.0 1.8 - - - - - - -
Lindfield
2.2 36.8 53.0

3.0 1.2
2.8



30.2 41.2 13.8 17.0 4.4 1.8 3.8 16.4
6.4

0.8


-
Logan City Water Treatment Plant - 7.8 25.0 0.2 - - 4.8 - 0.4 - - - 1.9 - 61.2 68.8 1.4 20.1 6.0 0.1 3.4 10.8 1.8 32.4 - - 1.6 - - 5.6 0.4
Lowood Don St - 8.8 42.2 2.3 - - 2.6 0.6 0.5 3.2 - 1.4 1.5 - 31.6 86.6 5.2 9.2 3.4 0.1 5.0 14.4 18.0 2.3 - - - - - 3.6 -
Maclean Bridge
5.0 26.0 1.2

1.2
0.4


0.6
27.4 44.4 4.2 4.2 2.0
5.2 19.0
15.8

0.8

11.2 4.6
Manly Railway Station - 38.6 7.0 - - 6.4 - - - - - - 2.2 33.5 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.3 - 12.0
Maroon Dam - 5.0 35.4 42.8 - - 19.0 - - - 5.0 26.0 2.0 - 11.4 10.2 3.0 - - - 10.4 6.4 - 13.8 - 1.0 13.0 - - 13.6
Montville "Clovelly" - 4.6 76.0 25.0 - - - - 0.9 - - 0.2 12.0 23.0 30.0 27.0 - - - - 60.0 22.0 14.0 - - - - - -

Moogerah Dam - 6.6 44.0 29.0 5.0 - 7.6 0.2 1.4 - - 3.2 - - 19.6 6.8 1.8 2.4 - 0.1 4.8 9.8 - 4.0 - 0.5 11.0 - - 7.6
Mt Alford - 6.0 30.6 14.8 0.8 16.2 - 0.2 - - 14.0 3.8 0.6 - 15.8 7.2 1.0 1.2 - - 8.0 6.8








Mt Berryman - - - - - - 20.7 - - - - - - 18.8 72.0 7.8 8.8 - 5.6 - - - 6.0 - - - 3.2 - - 4.3
Mt Tamborine Fern St - 10.0 39.0 4.6 0.2 - 4.6 1.6 0.2 - - - 1.0 - 31.0 45.0 27.4 23.0 14.8 1.0 8.4 7.4 - 26.2 - - 2.2 - - 0.2 0.2
Mt Tarampa - 9.6 49.2 1.2 - - 3.4 1.4 0.6 - - 1.4 1.6 - 12.8 55.8 6.6 7.6 0.4 - 3.0 14.4 7.0 4.8 - - - - - 8.8
Ormiston College - 10.0 36.0 4.8 - - - - 1.2 - - - 2.0 110 - 10.0 - - - - 12.0 - - 1.8 - - 1.0
Peachester - 2.4 59.0 16.0 - - - - - - - - - - 60.0 48.0 - 62.0 9.0 - 5.8 17.0 - 0.2






Point Lookout - 9.6 39.9 4.4 - - - 0.1 1.0 40.8 11.4 3.8 6.4 11.0 0.6 0.6 - 4.0 15.0 0.1
Rathdowney Post Office - - 25.8



























Redcliffe - 3.4 36.0 10.0 - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.4 3.6 20.2 19.4 4.2 9.4 1.6 0.2 2.2 13.4 14.8 - - - - - - 0.2 7.0
Redland (Alexandra Hills) - 19.6 35.2 3.4 - - 9.2 - - - - - 1.4 - 55.2 41.8 7.6 19.4 1.6 - 3.8 7.6 0.2 1.8 - - 3.4 0.2 - 7.4 -
Regents Park - 7.0 30.6 0.4 - - 11.6 - 0.4 - - 0.2 1.6 - 32.0 71.0 2.6 9.8 6.0 - 24.0 - - 2.4 - - 9.2 4.0
Rocky Point Sugar Mill - - 41.0 - - - 0.8 - - - 1.0 109 2.2 18.4 2.0 - 13.4 7.8 - - 0.6



Somerset Dam - 3.0 65.8 1.6 - - 6.6 - - - - - 1.0 - 28.0 22.4 27.4 28.6 5.0 0.4 3.4 24.6 0.6







Toogoolawah Post Office - - 51.0 1.6 - - 4.8 0.2 - 0.2 - - - - 21.8 12.8 15.0 10.6 1.0 - 28.0 - 13.8






University of Queensland Gatton - 7.4 62.0 1.4 - - 4.6 0.2 0.8 - - 1.4 1.6 2.2 25.6 10.0 3.6 1.2 0.2 0.2 10.0 10.8 7.6 4.0 - - 9.2 - - 1.0 4.8
Wamuran - 3.2 41.9 31.4 - - 3.0 0.7






















Wivenhoe Dam - 7.2 44.0 3.8 - - 2.8 0.6 - 1.8 - 1.2 1.2 - 30.8 44.2 8.4 12.2 4.2 - 5.2 18.8 9.4 - - - 2.8 - - 30.2
Woodford Stanmore - 4.0 50.8 20.4 - - 3.6 0.8 - 2.0 0.4 - - - 54.0 62.0 29.2 45.0 9.8 0.4 3.4 34.0 - 13.0 - - - - - 2.0
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
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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.

In September 2017 this summary was broadened to include 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 Wednesday 1 November 2017. 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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