Greater Brisbane in October 2018: Wetter than average month with cool days overall

It was a wetter than usual October in Greater Brisbane, with some locations recording more than twice their average monthly rainfall. Overall, daytime temperatures were cooler than average at most locations, except for Island sites. Overnight temperatures were close to, or above average at all locations.

Thunderstorms and showers throughout the month

  • Thunderstorms and showers throughout October resulted in above average totals at all locations
  • Numerous sites recorded more than twice their average monthly rainfall, and Mt Tamborine had its wettest October in several decades
  • A line of severe thunderstorms on the 21st produced 56 mm of rain in 30 minutes near Ipswich, hail up to 4 cm in diameter at Aspley and a wind gust of 96 km/h was recorded at Gatton

Overall, cooler than average days

  • Mean maximum temperatures for October were cooler than usual at most locations, except at Island sites
  • Maximum temperatures were particularly cool during the middle of the month, as persistent showers and thunderstorms kept daytime temperatures below average
  • Beerburrum had its coolest October day (lowest maximum temperature) in 20 years on the 12th
  • Days were warmer than usual during the last week of October, with particularly warm days across the Greater Brisbane area between the 24th and the 26th

Overnight temperatures warmer than usual

  • Mean minimum temperatures were near-average, or slightly warmer than average at most locations
  • Some inland locations reported mean minima more than a degree warmer than usual for October
  • Overnight temperatures were cooler than usual at the start of the month, but remained mostly above average from the end of the first week

Brisbane

  • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 179.2 mm, which is 227% of the long-term average of 79.0 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 26.1 °C, which is 1.0 °C below the long-term average of 27.1 °C. The warmest day was 32.5 °C on the 24th, and the coolest day was on the 13th when the temperature reached 19.7 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 16.7 °C, which is 0.3 °C above the long-term average of 16.4 °C. The coldest morning was 12.5 °C on the 3rd, and the warmest morning was on the 27th when the minimum temperature was 19.3 °C

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Extremes in October 2018
Hottest day 36.2 °C at Amberley AMO on the 26th
Warmest days on average 27.7 °C at University of Queensland Gatton
Coolest days on average 24.1 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 18.7 °C at Beerburrum Forest Station on the 12th
Coldest night 6.4 °C at Amberley AMO on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 14.3 °C at Amberley AMO and at University of Queensland Gatton
Warmest nights on average 18.4 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse and at Point Lookout
Warmest night 21.8 °C at Redcliffe on the 25th
Warmest on average overall 21.4 °C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 20.3 °C at Redland (Alexandra Hills)
Wettest overall 413.0 mm at Corbould Pk Racecourse
Wettest day 90.0 mm at Mt Tamborine Fern St on the 16th
Strongest wind gust 96 km/h at University of Queensland Gatton on the 21st

Record highest October total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Corbould Pk Racecourse 413.0 327.0 in 2017 30 97.1

Highest October total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
October
Mt Tamborine Fern St 373.9 532.5 in 1972* 94.3

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




Record lowest October daily maximum temperature

New record
( °C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Beerburrum Forest Station 18.7 on the 12th 19.0 on the 27th in 2002 20 27.6



Summary statistics for October 2018

Maximum temperatures
( °C)
Minimum temperatures
( °C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2018
Diff
from
average
Highest for
October
2018
Mean for
October
2018
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
October
2018
Total for
October
2018
Average
for
October
Rank of
October
2018
Fraction of
October
average
Amberley AMO 27.6 -0.2 36.2 26th 14.3 +1.0 6.4 3rd 87.2 73.4 average 119%
Archerfield Airport 26.6 -0.4 35.2 26th 15.4 +1.0 8.9 3rd 155.8 78.8 v high 198%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.5 -1.6 34.7 26th 14.6 +1.8 7.3 3rd 150.6 75.9 high 198%
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.9 -1.7 35.3 26th 15.1 +0.5 9.4 4th 205.4 90.3 v high 227%
Brisbane 26.1 -1.0 32.5 24th 16.7 +0.3 12.5 3rd 179.2 79.0 v high 227%
Brisbane Aero 24.7 -0.8 29.4 28th 16.5 +0.7 11.4 1st 124.4 74.3 high 167%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 24.1 +1.0 26.5 28th 18.4 +0.5 15.6 1st 91.0 79.1 average 115%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.8 -0.8 34.7 26th 16.1 +1.1 11.0 3rd 162.6 68.1 high 239%
Point Lookout 25.9 +0.5 28.3 27th 18.4 0.0 15.8 1st 114.0 96.4 high 118%
Redcliffe     28.4 26th 17.3 +0.3 12.6 1st 174.4 86.0 high 203%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 24.7   28.5 28th 16.0   10.5 1st 142.8


University of Queensland Gatton 27.7 -0.5 36.1 26th 14.3 +1.1 6.8 3rd 95.4 65.0 high 147%

Daily maximum temperatures for October 2018

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 26.5 26.6 28.2 30.1 25.5 24.6 26.1 29.7 29.1 33.4 24.9 20.8 19.2 21.1 21.5 26.7 27.7 27.0 28.5

29.7 31.3 34.1 30.2 36.2 30.5 32.0 23.1 26.8 29.9
Archerfield Airport 25.1 25.0 26.2 27.3 25.5 21.5 25.1 27.4 27.7 30.6 25.0 21.7 19.7 20.2 23.5 26.3 26.8 25.1 26.5 28.0 29.6 28.6 29.8 33.2 28.9 35.2 29.1 30.2 23.3 25.8 27.9
Beaudesert Drumley Street 25.4 26.1 27.8 28.7 24.6 21.4 25.3 27.4 27.4 32.7 22.6 20.8 20.2 20.3 22.5 25.8 27.9 25.7 25.9 29.0 28.2

33.7 29.6 34.7 29.5



Beerburrum Forest Station 23.5 23.8 25.2 27.6 24.7 22.5 24.4 27.0 27.1 30.6 24.7 18.7 18.8 21.0 22.6 25.9 26.4 24.1 27.0 27.5 27.9 27.5 28.9
28.7 35.3 28.3 31.1 22.7 25.5 27.7
Brisbane 24.3 24.7 26.0 26.1 25.3 22.4 24.1 27.5 26.3 28.5 25.5
19.7 20.8 23.4 25.9 25.3 25.2 25.9 27.6 28.2 28.0 28.9 32.5 27.9
28.6 30.3

27.0
Brisbane Aero 22.4 23.1 23.8 24.0 25.2 21.9 23.2 25.6 25.1 26.1 24.6 20.6 19.6 21.3 23.5 24.5 24.3 24.6 25.0 25.7 27.3 26.4 26.5 28.4 26.5 29.0 26.1 29.4 22.8 24.6 25.9
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 21.0 23.1 24.0 22.9 25.1 23.1 22.1 24.1 24.5 24.3 22.3 20.2 20.8 20.9 22.8 23.5 24.0 24.8 25.2 26.3 25.2 24.0 25.1 26.3 26.2 26.1 25.5 26.5 24.4 25.6 25.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.8 23.9 25.7 26.1 27.0 21.3 24.2 26.8 26.9 30.6 25.6 20.5 20.4 20.6 23.0 25.1 25.8 25.0 25.0 26.5 27.7 26.9 28.1 31.8 27.2 34.7 27.1 28.8 22.4 24.6 28.1
Point Lookout 22.0
26.1 24.9 25.2 24.2 24.0 26.8 26.3 25.0 24.6
22.7
24.3 25.3 26.0 26.4 26.4 28.3
28.2 27.4 26.9 27.7 27.9 28.3 28.1 24.8

Redcliffe 22.3 22.9
24.2 24.6 22.3


26.7 23.8 20.6 19.9 21.3 22.7


24.8
27.0 27.2 26.3 27.7 26.0 28.4 26.2 28.0 23.3 25.8 25.9
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 22.9 23.4 23.9 24.0 24.9 21.9 23.8 25.1 24.9 26.4 25.4 20.9 20.3 20.9 23.3 24.8 25.5 24.3 24.6 25.3 27.2 26.8 26.5 28.0 26.5 27.9 26.2 28.5 22.9 23.9 25.5
University of Queensland Gatton 26.6 27.0 28.5 29.9 22.1 22.0 26.8 29.4 28.9 33.4 25.6 20.0 19.5 22.2 23.5 24.6 28.8 28.3 28.5 29.9 28.2 28.6 30.9 34.2 30.2 36.1 31.4 32.4 23.1 27.3 30.4
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 2018

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 7.1 7.2 6.4 8.5 16.1 15.2 13.8 13.6 14.6 13.3 17.1 14.4 14.4 15.5 16.9 17.7
17.9 16.8 15.2

15.1 16.1 16.8 16.2 15.4 15.0 18.2 13.8 13.1
Archerfield Airport 9.9 10.0 8.9 10.2 16.3 15.6 14.1 13.7 14.6 15.7 17.4 14.7 15.0 15.6 17.3 18.8 17.3 17.7 15.1 16.3 18.7 14.6 16.4 17.8 18.6 16.9 17.7 16.4 18.6 13.8 13.9
Beaudesert Drumley Street 10.3 8.4 7.3 11.1 15.5 14.8 13.0 13.8 13.5 15.2 16.9 14.3 14.2 15.5 17.0 17.7 17.2 17.8 17.1 16.5 17.1
13.3 16.2 16.0 16.2 14.9 14.6


Beerburrum Forest Station 11.3 11.3 11.8 9.4 13.6 15.5 16.3 14.0 13.8 14.6 17.4 16.1 15.2 16.5

17.0 17.5 17.0 14.2 16.6 13.2 15.8 15.8
17.3 18.1 15.9 18.8 15.3 12.9
Brisbane 12.9 13.1 12.5 12.8 17.8 16.0 15.2 14.9 15.9 16.5 18.0
15.4 16.0 17.6 19.0 17.9 18.1 17.7 17.7 19.2 15.1 17.5 18.3 18.9 18.0 19.3 18.4 18.5

Brisbane Aero 11.4 13.1 11.6 12.2 16.2 16.1 16.0 14.9 16.0 15.2 17.5 16.6 15.4 16.4 17.7 18.4 19.0 18.4 19.8 16.9 18.6 14.0 18.0 18.5 19.9 18.0 18.9 17.5 18.6 14.4 15.5
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 15.6 15.7 17.7 17.0 19.1 15.7 17.1 18.1 19.2 18.4 18.7 16.9 16.4 16.2 17.4 18.3 19.7 19.1 19.5 19.3 19.9 16.9 18.7 20.0 21.0 20.7 21.2 20.7 19.3 18.3 20.1
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 11.1 11.8 11.0 13.1 17.2 15.8 14.6 15.0 15.2 15.6 18.9 16.5 15.3 16.4 17.2 18.1 18.3 18.0 16.5 15.5 17.9 15.0 17.1 17.9 18.6 18.0 18.9 17.1 19.6 14.5 14.4
Point Lookout 15.8 15.9
16.7 18.7 16.9 16.9 17.1 18.4 17.8 18.9 16.8
16.3
17.6 19.1 19.7 19.3 18.9 20.4
16.3 20.4 20.6 20.7 20.7 21.2 19.6 18.3
Redcliffe 12.6 13.1 13.5 13.2 17.2 16.3 16.6 16.4 16.1 15.8 18.2 17.3 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 19.4 19.0 20.3 17.3 19.4 14.8 18.7 18.9 21.8 19.2 20.6 18.3 19.3 16.5 16.1
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 10.5 11.8 10.8 12.2 17.8 15.4 14.3 13.9 15.1 16.2 17.9 15.9 15.0 16.3 17.6 18.6 18.1 18.5 17.0 15.7 18.9 15.2 16.9 17.7 17.9 17.1 18.6 18.1 17.9 13.9 14.3
University of Queensland Gatton 6.9 7.2 6.8 8.1 15.0 14.6 13.7 12.7 11.7 13.1 16.4 14.7 14.1 15.3 17.4 17.5 16.7 18.5 18.8 14.7 18.1 13.7 14.3 16.1 16.4 15.9 15.8 14.2 17.9 14.0 12.7
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 2018

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 12.6 - - - - 16.2 8.6 - 5.0 0.5 3.5 13.8 21.0 19.4 53.2 26.0 4.6 1.2 2.6 - 0.8 13.0 - - - 3.0 - - 0.6 2.0 -
Amberley AMO 0.8 - - - 0.2 10.6 5.6 - 7.2 1.2 0.2 3.4 16.2 8.6 6.6 13.2

- -

- - - 12.4 0.2 - - 0.8 -
Archerfield Airport 6.8 - - - - 18.0 4.4 1.6 3.0 3.4 0.4 15.6 14.8 13.8 25.8 20.2 0.6 3.6 0.6 - 1.0 19.2 0.2 - - 0.4 - - 0.4 2.0 -
Beaudesert Drumley Street 0.2 0.2 - - - 17.8 4.6 - 3.4 - 6.2 15.6 18.2 8.4 19.6 18.0 7.4 3.8 - 0.2 6.2 9.6 0.2 - - 3.4 0.2 - 2.2 5.2 -
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.0 0.2 - - - 2.0 9.0 0.2 10.0 8.6 - 23.4 39.4 36.0

3.4 2.6 3.0 0.2 0.2 26.4 - -
12.6 - - 0.4 2.6 0.2
Blackbutt Post Office 18.2 0.2 - - 0.6 - ? 21.0 8.2 18.0 2.6 24.8 - ? 41.4 8.4 2.4 0.4 1.2 - ? 17.2 0.2 - - 1.8 - - - 1.4
Brisbane 9.6 - - - - 16.8 10.8 1.0 10.0 0.2 1.2 8.4 16.2 16.0 44.8 23.8 1.2 4.8 0.4 - 0.8 8.2 - - - 0.6 - - 0.8 3.6
Brisbane Aero 11.6 - - - - 3.2 4.0 - 3.6 - 0.8 11.2 14.4 17.4 27.2 12.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 - - 12.2 - - - 1.0 - - 0.6 1.6 -
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha 10.1 - - - - 16.5 3.8 - 15.2 0.5 1.0 18.2 22.0 17.2 54.6 28.5 1.2 5.8 1.2 - 1.4 21.0 - - - 1.4 - - 1.2

Caloundra Airport 23.2 - - - - 5.0 13.4 1.0 24.4 10.0 3.8 27.0 53.0 34.2 46.0 9.2 1.0 1.4 0.5 - - 16.6 - - - 1.3 - - 1.2 ? 2.6
Canungra Finch Road 1.0



11.0 7.0


6.0 19.0 12.0 16.0 26.0 45.0 14.0 7.0 3.0

30.0


3.0

1.0 5.0
Capalaba Water Treat 8.2 - - - - 3.4 3.6 - 1.0 - 1.0 7.5 13.6 29.0 30.2 29.0 1.0 - - - 2.6 11.2 - - - 4.6 - - 1.4 1.8
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 6.0 1.0 - - - 7.2 3.8 0.4 0.2 0.4 - 10.4 9.2 11.0 19.4 6.6 - 0.6 0.2 - - 14.4 - - - - - - - 0.2 -
Carbrook Longland Road - - - - - 14.2 2.0 - - - - 9.6 13.0 61.6 23.8 - 3.8 - - - 34.4









Carneys Creek The Ranch - - - - 2.6 7.0 3.6 5.4 0.8 - 8.6 8.6 12.2 8.0 2.8 1.8 13.0 1.0 15.0 - 9.0 4.2 - - 0.4 29.0 - ? 2.0 13.0
Central Kerry - - - - - 7.6 6.0 0.6 1.0 0.4 6.0 5.2 6.6 10.0 25.6 16.0 4.4 1.0 0.4 - - 23.0 - - - 7.2




Clontarf 17.0 - - - - 2.8 11.6 - 2.8 0.6 1.6 15.6 24.4 34.8 26.2 15.4 0.8 2.8 - - - 14.6 - - - 0.8 - 0.2 0.8 3.8
Coomera Foxwell Road




? ? 13.0


15.0 13.0 19.0 38.0 13.0
10.0


13.0





7.0 6.0
Corbould Pk Racecourse 21.0 - - - - 10.0

? ? ? ? 153 ? ? ? 108
? 14.0 ? 19.0 - - - - - ? 1.0

Ebbw Vale 6.0 - - - - 17.8 7.0 - 4.0 0.8 - 6.8 16.1 9.8 13.6 17.0 - 6.6 3.8 - 1.0 55.2 - - - 12.4




Esk Post Office 4.4 - - - - 9.4 16.2 - 0.4 2.2 1.8 13.4 24.4 3.2 8.0 11.0 - - - - 9.2 29.2 - - - 1.6 - - - 2.0
Fernvale - Burns St 8.0 - - - - 7.4 4.4 - 15.2 18.8 3.2 9.0 17.4 9.2 13.4 17.2 4.2 1.4 - - 4.0 20.4 - - - 2.6 - - 0.6 0.6
Fort Lytton - 23.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ? ? 102 - - - - - - - 2.6
Gatton Allan Street - - - - 5.6 17.6 - - - 3.0 6.0 7.8 26.6 1.6 1.8 3.2 1.6 1.0 - - - 19.6 - - - 2.6 - - 0.6 0.2 -
Godwin Beach 15.0 0.2 - - - 3.0 7.6 0.2 16.4 1.6 1.4 22.0 25.8 24.0 43.6 17.0 0.2 - - - - 13.4 - 0.2 - 1.6 - - 3.0 2.0 -
Greenbank Thompson Road 2.0 - - - - 15.6 ? 5.0 1.0 3.4 1.0 10.6 20.4 7.2 ? 57.0 3.4 0.4 0.4 - 1.6 23.4 - - - 1.4 - - 0.8 9.8
Harrisville Mary Street 0.1 - - - 1.0 12.4 16.0 - 2.6 5.6 2.8 5.2 23.2 8.4 2.8 6.6 4.2 0.5 - - 6.6 1.4 - - - 21.4 - 0.4 1.8 10.8 -
Highvale 9.8 - - - - 12.6 19.0 - 10.6 9.8 - 20.0 17.0 10.0 33.0 32.0 4.2 3.0 3.8 - - 38.4 - - - 8.6 - - 0.6 1.0
Karalee - - - - - 24.2 3.6 - 13.6 0.6 0.9 5.8 16.2 17.2 22.6 14.4 3.0 1.8 - - 1.4 36.2 - - - 7.0 - - 0.8 2.4
Landsborough 10.2 - - 12.6 - 0.4 17.8 - - 61.6 4.8 40.4 74.6 42.2 33.2 14.6 4.8 1.2 10.2 - - 21.6 - - 1.0 1.4 - - 1.4 1.6
Lindfield 7.2 - - - - 10.2 15.6 - 1.6 4.8 0.6 33.2 23.4 17.6 22.0 12.4 2.4 1.2 0.8 - 0.4 12.2 - - - - - - - 0.8 -
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 3.0 - - - - 9.8 7.0 - 0.9 0.4 - 6.6 13.2 19.4 35.5 28.2 1.2 0.6 - - - 20.0 - 0.2 - 3.2 - - 1.0 12.4 -
Lowood Don St 4.8 - - - 0.1 6.4 6.6 - 19.2 3.7 5.2 5.2 15.0 5.6 4.4 15.4 3.2 - 0.9 - 5.6 24.8 0.2 - 0.1 8.8 - - 0.4 0.3 -
Manly Railway Station - - - - 2.9 - 5.0 ? 2.8 - 2.0 5.4 12.8 14.2 24.2 1.2 - 0.4 6.1 - - 12.6 - - - 5.6 - - 6.0 - -
Maroon Dam - - - - 1.6 5.6 6.4 9.8 0.4 - 5.6 6.6 11.8 5.6 0.4 4.6 21.6 0.4 27.8 1.6 9.0 2.0 - - - 14.2 - - 1.4 10.4
Moogerah Dam - - - - 4.4 8.2 1.4 - - 0.6 0.2 7.0 19.0 6.4 - 6.8 - 2.4 4.0 - 9.0 3.2 - - 5.4 50.0




Mt Alford 0.8 - - - 3.2 4.0 13.6 1.4 1.2 - 4.4 10.6 16.4 4.0 - 5.0 6.0 0.8 4.0 - 10.4 1.8 - - 0.8 40.4 - - 2.2 18.2
Mt Tamborine Fern St - - - - - 11.6 19.4 0.4 - - 5.9 17.4 21.4 28.4 47.0 90.0 23.6 19.0 11.0 - 0.4 62.0 - - 3.6 3.6 - - 2.0 7.2
Mt Tarampa 6.8 - - - - 8.4 15.8 - - 16.4 2.8 9.0 15.0 6.0 1.2 12.0 6.2 - - - 4.8 5.4 - - - 2.4




Ormiston College 8.2 - - - - - - 6.4 - - - 5.0 ? ? 88.0 13.6 0.6 - - - - 15.6 - - - 15.4 - - 1.4

Peachester 11.0 - - - - 7.2 13.5 - - 32.6 13.5 31.5 51.0 31.0 46.2 30.0 0.6 3.0 3.4 - - 23.0 - - - 0.4 - - 0.8

Point Lookout 22.8 0.8 - - - 5.2 1.4 - - - 2.0 5.2 ? 27.0 ? 32.8 0.4 1.4 - - - ? 13.0 - - 0.8 - - 0.8 0.4
Redcliffe 16.0 0.2 - - - 1.8 24.4 - 2.6 0.6 1.4 18.2 25.8 29.2 19.6 7.0 0.4 1.2 0.4 - - 18.2 - - - 0.2 - - 1.8 5.4 -
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 8.8 - - - - 2.0 5.4 - 0.6 0.2 0.6 6.2 12.6 27.4 37.2 15.4 0.8 3.2 0.2 - - 15.0 - - - 2.4 - - 1.2 3.4 0.2
Regents Park 4.8 - - - - 10.0 19.0 - - 1.6 - 8.8 17.2 12.0 40.0 15.4 1.4 1.2 0.4 - 1.0 21.0 - - - 7.0 - - 0.6 9.0
Rocky Point Sugar Mill - 7.9 - - - ? ? 5.6 - - 0.4 6.2 ? ? 73.4 20.0 1.6 8.0 - ? ? 29.8 - - - 3.4 ? ? 2.2 10.4
Somerset Dam 24.0 - - - 0.2 6.5 8.2 0.2 2.6 7.6 1.8 19.4 24.8 7.8 15.0 18.4 4.0 0.2 0.6 0.2 2.8 15.2 0.2 - - 0.4 - - 0.6 - -
Toogoolawah Post Office 16.6 - - - - ? 34.2 - 12.2 4.0 - 21.0 ? 25.2 4.0 7.6 - - - - ? 8.2 - - 3.6 3.0 - - - 0.6
University of Queensland Gatton 0.6 - - - 11.2 - - 11.8 - 0.8 1.0 5.0 25.2 3.2 0.4 3.0 5.4 - - - 2.4 19.8 - - 1.2 4.0 - - 0.4 - -
Wamuran 13.6 - - - - 9.8 8.7 - 17.8 15.8 4.2 17.8 50.4 35.9 22.9 17.4 1.0 3.2 36.4 - - 13.8 - - - 2.4




Wivenhoe Dam 5.8 - - - - 7.0 2.0 - 5.2 1.4 2.2 7.4 16.0 7.0 14.0 14.4 1.4 0.6 3.2 - 7.0 24.6 - - - 9.2




Woodford Stanmore 9.6 - - - - 4.6 5.8 - - 14.6 11.2 21.6 29.8 23.0 16.0 22.6 5.6 3.0 - - 1.0 29.0 - - - 0.6 - - - 4.6
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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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 9 am on Thursday 1 November 2018. 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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