Brisbane in July 2016: Some hot days, warm nights overall

Brisbane had some hot days during July, and warm nights overall for the month. Rainfall was near-average or slightly below average at all Brisbane metropolitan locations.

Rainfall near-average, but some wet days occurred

  • Brisbane had near-average or slightly below average rainfall for July as a whole
  • Moderate fall recorded in the Brisbane metropolitan area on the 17th and 18th
  • Thick fog blanketed Brisbane City on the 18th, causing major disruptions to transportation.

Some hot days

Warm nights overall

  • As well as warm daytime temperatures, the Brisbane metropolitan area had very warm nights on the 22nd and 23rd.
  • Overall, mean minimum temperatures were more than 2 °C above average for July at most locations.

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Extremes in July 2016
Hottest day 29.7 °C at Redcliffe on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 22.6 °C at Amberley AMO
Coolest days on average 21.4 °C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 16.6 °C at Amberley AMO and at Brisbane, both on the 6th
Coldest night 0.1 °C at Amberley AMO on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 8.2 °C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 12.5 °C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 19.1 °C at Redcliffe on the 23rd
Warmest on average overall 17.4 °C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 15.4 °C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 28.2 mm at Brisbane
Driest overall 8.8 mm at Redcliffe
Wettest day 15.8 mm at Amberley AMO on the 17th
Strongest wind gust 67 km/h at Archerfield Airport and at Brisbane Aero, both on the 6th

Record highest July temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Brisbane *=29.1on the 23rd29.1on 23rd in 194611621.8
Archerfield Airport 29.2 on the 23rd 28.3 on the 21st in 1998 42 21.2
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.3 on the 23rd 27.4 on the 13th in 1995 24 21.4
Brisbane Aero 29.5 on the 23rd 27.6 on the 13th in 1995 23 20.8
* Observations taken from the current (open) site, and compared with current (open) and old (closed) site in Brisbane.

Record highest July mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.4 = 22.4 in 2004 23 21.4



Highest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Archerfield Airport 10.5 12.3 in 1993 7.6



Record highest July mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Brisbane Aero 16.5 = 16.5 in 2013 22 14.9

Highest July mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Amberley AMO 15.4 16.7 in 1993 13.3
Archerfield Airport 16.5 17.3 in 1993 14.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 16.7 17.1 in 1993 15.1



Summary statistics for July 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
July
2016
Mean for
July
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
July
2016
Total for
July
2016
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2016
Fraction of
July
average
Amberley AMO 22.6 +1.4 29.4 23rd 8.2 +2.9 0.1 3rd 24.2 38.0 average 64%
Archerfield Airport 22.5 +1.3 29.2 23rd 10.5 +2.9 3.5 3rd 20.6 47.4 average 43%
Brisbane 22.5 +0.7 29.1 23rd 12.3 +2.2 7.2 3rd 28.2 24.0 average 118%
Brisbane Aero 21.5 +0.7 29.5 23rd 11.4 +2.4 6.8 2nd 21.6 29.0 average 74%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.4 +1.0 29.3 23rd 10.9 +2.2 5.8 2nd 19.0 34.1 low 56%
Redcliffe 21.4 +0.9 29.7 23rd 12.5 +1.5 8.2 2nd 8.8 27.6 low 32%

Daily maximum temperatures for July 2016
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Amberley AMO22.420.921.322.420.916.621.022.922.523.022.924.821.917.518.617.222.424.224.725.727.529.329.423.423.321.520.021.923.422.625.0
Archerfield Airport22.320.921.722.519.616.920.422.622.323.122.423.722.517.919.818.423.122.424.925.827.328.929.222.822.919.219.622.523.523.424.2
Brisbane22.621.622.122.719.416.620.223.123.023.621.323.521.117.818.918.223.123.524.725.627.127.629.122.823.019.420.322.624.023.424.5
Brisbane Aero22.019.420.621.918.317.120.822.021.621.320.523.820.718.318.518.822.522.223.323.824.124.829.520.922.419.219.821.722.421.722.1
Logan City Water Treatment Plant22.521.521.522.919.217.522.123.322.222.322.223.221.218.518.518.621.621.925.125.927.028.029.322.622.619.620.721.823.922.524.9
Redcliffe22.219.521.121.418.217.521.121.121.321.120.925.020.418.017.818.221.922.223.022.725.424.729.720.922.219.519.321.521.320.822.0
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 July 2016
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Amberley AMO5.71.00.12.810.08.210.26.03.44.67.410.014.37.19.812.412.614.812.811.012.314.715.38.99.28.213.91.22.01.52.1
Archerfield Airport8.76.73.56.611.99.29.111.09.67.28.912.715.110.311.512.513.115.014.712.513.514.915.712.011.810.714.26.15.96.25.5
Brisbane10.98.77.28.813.610.911.210.410.210.711.813.516.811.712.214.014.315.615.614.414.815.818.013.312.713.114.49.29.28.58.5
Brisbane Aero10.36.87.08.413.110.410.28.78.79.711.413.016.510.411.914.514.115.214.213.215.014.917.411.811.611.213.67.18.28.47.3
Logan City Water Treatment Plant10.65.86.28.27.48.99.29.18.810.512.214.410.911.312.413.714.014.313.615.015.816.812.211.011.112.87.77.57.08.0
Redcliffe12.58.28.29.914.710.612.79.410.010.611.614.916.211.313.015.114.116.514.813.716.415.819.113.712.011.414.38.69.99.48.7
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 July 2016
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Alderley 9.4 0.2 11.4 3.8
Amberley AMO - - - - 6.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 15.8 1.2 - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - -
Archerfield Airport - - - - 2.8 3.6 - - - - - - - - - - 11.2 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boondall - - - - 2.2 8.6 - - - - - - - - - - 11.0 2.8 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Brisbane - - - - 2.0 6.8 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 12.6 6.0 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Brisbane Aero - - - - 1.8 6.6 - - - - - 0.4 - - - - 10.6 2.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - - - - 3.0 5.8 - - - - - 0.6 - - - - 13.0 4.6












Hilltop Gardens - - - - 4.0 - 7.0 - - - - - - - - - 13.0 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Logan City Water Treatment Plant - - - - 2.6 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - 8.4 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Redcliffe - - - - 0.2 6.4 -
- - - 0.2 -
- - 0.6 0.4 0.4
0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - -
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 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 Monday 1 August 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.

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