Brisbane Metro in June 2014: Warm start, cold finish; below average rainfall

All Brisbane metropolitan sites had above average mean maximum and minimum temperature for June, with most metropolitan sites around 1 °C above the long term  average. Brisbane city recorded its equal warmest mean maximum temperature on record. The first half of the month saw warmer-than-average days and nights, followed by a cold spell during the last week of the month, with the coldest overnight temperatures occurring between the 27th and 30th. The lowest overnight temperature in the metropolitan area was recorded at Amberley on the 27th with -2.1 °C. Brisbane recorded its lowest overnight temperature for 2014 so far on the 30th, with 5.2  °C.

Rainfall was below average across the metropolitan area, with Brisbane recording less than 30% of the normal June rainfall. Remaining metropolitan sites recorded half, or less than half of the average June rainfall. Thunderstorms in the metropolitan area on the 21st and 28th generated some modest daily rainfall totals, but had little impact on monthly totals.

  • Less than half the average rainfall recorded at most Brisbane metropolitan sites
  • Overall, warmer than average daytime and overnight temperatures
  • Warm start to June.
  • Cold and windy at the end of June
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Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 26.5 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 3rd and the 21st, and at Amberley on the 28th
Warmest days on average 23.3 °C at Archerfield Airport and Brisbane 
Coolest days on average 22.0 °C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 18.6 °C at Redcliffe on the 30th
Coldest night -2.1 °C at Amberley  on the 27th
Coolest nights on average 7.5 °C at Amberley
Warmest nights on average 13.2 °C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 16.8 °C at Brisbane on the 3rd
Warmest on average overall 17.9 °C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 15.2 °C at Amberley
Wettest overall 29.0 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest day 18.4 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 22nd
Highest wind gust 72 km/h at Brisbane Aero on the 29th

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest June mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.1 22.7 in 2008 21 21.5
Brisbane^ 23.3 =23.3 in 2004 112 20.9
^observations from the current (open) site, combining records from both the old (closed) and current site

Highest June mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Most recent June
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
June
Archerfield Airport 23.3 23.6 in 1991* 22 21.3

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




Record highest June mean temperature

Mean daily
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 17.2 16.9 in 2008 21 15.7



Summary statistics for June 2014

Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2014
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2014
Total for
June
2014
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2014
Fraction of
June
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.8 +1.2 26.5 28th 7.5 +0.5 -2.1 27th 23.2 45.8 average 51%
Archerfield Airport 23.3 +2.0 26.4 2nd 10.3 +1.1 1.7 27th 14.2 65.7 low 22%
Brisbane 23.3 +1.4 26.1 5th 12.6 +1.0 5.2 30th 16.2 57.6 low 28%
Brisbane Aero 22.5 +1.3 25.6 3rd 11.8 +1.3 5.2 27th 13.6 66.2 low 21%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.1 +1.6 26.5 21st 11.3 +1.4 4.4 27th 29.0 70.6 average 41%
Redcliffe 22.0 +1.2 24.6 3rd 13.2 +1.1 5.7 27th 17.2 81.8 low 21%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Brisbane Metro 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, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Tuesday 1 July 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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 9 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.

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