Brisbane in August 2016: average rainfall; some warm nights

Rainfall was near average for most of the Brisbane metropolitan area in August. Daytime temperatures were close to average, while overnight temperatures were slightly warmer than usual for August.

Near-average rainfall

  • Rainfall was near average for most sites in the Brisbane metropolitan area in August
  • There were a number of wet days during August, with the most notable on the 3rd and the 24th when all metropolitan sites reported between 5 mm and 15 mm

Typical August daytime temperatures; some warm nights in Brisbane city

  • All metropolitan sites reported near-average mean maximum temperatures for August
  • Nights were warm overall, with most metropolitan sites recording mean minimum temperatures about one degree warmer than average
  • There were some warm nights, especially on the 24th when Logan and Brisbane Aero had their warmest August night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record

Extremes in August 2016
Hottest day 26.5 °C at Amberley AMO on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 23.0 °C at Amberley AMO and at Brisbane
Coolest days on average 21.9 °C at Brisbane Aero and at Redcliffe
Coldest day 17.8 °C at Amberley AMO on the 24th
Coldest night 1.4 °C at Amberley AMO on the 21st
Coolest nights on average 6.8 °C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 12.4 °C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 19.4 °C at Brisbane on the 24th
Warmest on average overall 17.4 °C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 14.9 °C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 42.8 mm at Amberley AMO
Driest overall 13.0 mm at Boondall
Wettest day 16.8 mm at Amberley AMO on the 25th
Strongest wind gust 70 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 4th

Record highest August daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 18.0 on the 24th 17.8 on the 29th in 2009 24 9.4
Brisbane Aero 19.0 on the 24th 18.7 on the 25th in 2009 23 9.7



Summary statistics for August 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2016
Mean for
August
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2016
Total for
August
2016
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2016
Fraction of
August
average
Amberley AMO 23.0 +0.2 26.5 23rd 6.8 +0.6 1.4 21st 42.8 29.2 high 147%
Archerfield Airport 22.9 +0.3 26.2 23rd 9.6 +1.5 5.3 1st 25.2 37.4 average 67%
Brisbane 23.0 -0.2 26.4 11th 11.8 +1.1 9.1 1st 30.8 40.6 average 76%
Brisbane Aero 21.9 0.0 25.4 23rd 11.0 +1.3 7.0 21st 26.2 40.2 average 65%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.4 -0.3 25.7 20th 10.7 +1.3 7.7 1st 40.6 47.4 average 86%
Redcliffe 21.9 -0.1 25.7 23rd 12.4 +1.0 8.8 26th N/A 41.7 N/A N/A

Daily maximum temperatures for August 2016

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 25.0 22.5 19.7 20.9 21.1 22.3 22.7 22.9 22.7 25.0 25.4 23.3 23.6 23.5 23.6 22.6 23.0 22.3 23.7 26.3 22.7 25.2 26.5 17.8 20.6 20.6 21.5 23.4 24.5 23.7 24.0
Archerfield Airport 25.1 21.8 19.6 20.4 21.2 21.8 22.6 21.8 22.9 24.5 25.5 22.8 23.6 23.6 23.2 22.5 23.3 21.9 24.0 26.2 22.9 24.8 26.2 17.9 20.9 21.1 21.6 23.6 24.7 23.9 22.8
Brisbane 25.6 23.8 19.3 20.8 20.9 22.4 22.4 22.8 23.3 24.4 26.4 22.7 23.7 23.6 22.7 22.9 22.7 21.4 23.3 25.3 22.9 24.5 26.3 21.8 20.8 21.0 21.8 23.7 23.7 23.3 23.7
Brisbane Aero 23.3 22.3 19.1 20.4 21.2 20.9 20.5 20.7 21.9 22.2 24.0 21.5 23.0 22.1 22.0 21.6 21.9 20.5 22.5 23.9 20.5 23.2 25.4 21.7 20.4 20.4 21.2 22.1 22.5 22.5 22.9
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.5 23.1 20.1 19.5 20.2 21.0 22.2 21.6 22.1 24.5 25.5 21.5 24.0 23.0 21.8 21.2 22.0 21.3 23.0 25.7 21.0 23.3 25.0 21.5 21.2 20.3 21.8 22.4 23.0 22.8 23.3
Redcliffe 21.4 22.5 19.4 21.3 20.7 20.8 21.1 21.1 21.0 22.8 24.9 21.0 22.5 21.5 21.7 21.2 21.9 20.8 22.6 24.8 20.1 23.4 25.7 23.0 20.6 20.5 21.6 21.5 22.2 22.1 23.1
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 2016

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 1.6 6.6 11.3 11.0 6.8 4.6 4.7 8.9 4.4 5.1 6.8 9.3 6.2 3.5 5.3 5.0 4.2 5.8 8.8 8.1 1.4 5.5 13.3 16.8 13.2 3.0 3.8 3.2 5.0 9.1 7.3
Archerfield Airport 5.3 10.2 13.3 11.0 10.9 7.0 7.9 9.9 8.3 7.9 9.4 12.3 9.3 7.5 8.9 8.4 8.5 8.9 9.5 9.5 6.4 9.1 16.3 17.8 13.8 7.8 8.7 6.7 7.9 11.7 8.8
Brisbane 9.1 12.6 13.8 11.7 11.6 10.9 10.8 12.6 10.1 11.2 11.8 13.4 11.6 10.0 12.0 11.5 10.7 11.8 11.4 12.5 9.1 11.4 16.6 19.4 14.2 9.1 10.2 9.6 11.0 12.5 11.9
Brisbane Aero 8.3 11.9 13.7 11.7 10.6 9.3 11.5 11.9 9.3 9.8 9.7 11.7 9.9 9.4 11.1 10.9 10.1 11.1 11.2 12.7 7.0 10.7 16.8 19.0 14.2 8.0 8.7 7.2 10.1 12.6 11.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 7.7 10.2 12.9 10.8 10.5 9.0 8.8 11.0 9.1 11.8 11.5 13.0 10.0 11.3 10.5 10.9 9.4 10.2
10.5 8.1 10.0 14.2 18.0 13.8 7.9 8.8 8.4 10.0 11.2 11.2
Redcliffe 8.9 14.3 13.8 12.0 11.9 11.0 12.0 12.8 11.2 10.7 11.5 13.0 11.4 11.9 13.5 13.8 12.0 13.7 12.4 14.4 9.1 12.4 17.0 19.3 14.9 8.8 9.3 9.6 11.3 13.7 12.1
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 2016

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

13.0 1.2






1.2

0.4







1.2 12.0





Amberley AMO - - 6.0 4.0 - - - - - - - 1.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 14.4 16.8 - - - - - -
Archerfield Airport - - 5.8 2.6 - - - - - - -
0.2 - 0.6 1.2 - - - - - - - 2.0 12.8 - - - - - -
Boondall - - 6.8 - - - - - - - - 4.0 - - - - - - 2.2











Brisbane - - 8.6
0.2 - - - - - - 5.0 - - 0.2 0.2 - 1.0 0.4 - 4.4 0.2 - 1.0 9.6 - - - - - -
Brisbane Aero - - 7.4 0.6 0.2 - - - - - - 2.2 - - 0.8 - 0.2 1.2 4.0 - 1.4 - - 1.4 6.8 - - - - - -
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - - 6.2 2.0 - - - - - - - 5.0 - - 1.0 - - - - - 3.0 - - 2.0 11.2





Hilltop Gardens - - 8.0 - - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - - - 2.0 - - - - - 1.0 13.0 - - - - - -
Logan City Water Treatment Plant - - 6.0 4.0 0.3 - - - - - - 4.8 0.2 - 2.1 - - - - - 4.2 - - 4.4 14.6 - - - - - -
Redcliffe
















0.6 0.2 - 0.8 0.2 - 2.2 7.0 - - - - - -
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 lists the main features of the weather in Brisbane 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.

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 Thursday 1 September 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.