Brisbane Metro in winter 2010: 


Rainfall

Rainfall across the Greater Brisbane area was near the long term winter average. 

Of the main weather station sites, the wettest overall was 158.6 mm at Redcliffe, followed by 156.8 mm at Brisbane Aero, followed by 147.8 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant.

The driest overall was 110.6 mm at Amberley AMO, followed by 129.6 mm at Archerfield Airport, followed by 138.6 mm at Brisbane.

The wettest single day 83.2 mm at Archerfield Airport on 11 Aug, followed by 80.8 mm at Brisbane Aero on 11 Aug, followed by 78.7 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 11 Aug.

Amongst the wider community of rainfall gauges in the southeast, the highest winter totals were Point Lookout 514.7mm, Upper Springbrook Alert 328mm, Mt Bilewilam Alert 300mm, Rainbow Beach 294.4mm, Coops Corner Tm 282mm, Kingfisher Bay Resort 278.5mm, Double Island Point Lighthouse 262.2mm, Lower Springbrook Alert 260mm and Noosa Heads Alert 250mm.*

The higher daily winter totals were Point Lookout with 172.0 mm on the 29th of Jul, followed by Carbrook Alert with 112.0 mm, Rochedale South Alert and Burbank Alert with 109.0 mm, Booral Road Alert and  Ghost Hill Alert with 107.0 mm, Mt Cotton West Alert with 103.0 mm all on the 11th of August.*

Many locations had their highest winter daily or season totals on record, which are included in the Queenland Seasonal Climate Statement.

* The Alert and Tm gauge observations are mainly for flood warning rather than climatological purposes and they need to be treated with some caution and such telemetry data is not validated.

See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

Maximum temperatures were a little below the long term average and minimum temperatures were warmer this winter than usual.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was 28.3 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 19 Aug, followed by 28.1 °C at Amberley AMO on 19 Aug, followed by 27.8 °C at Brisbane on 19 Aug.

The warmest days on average were 21.7 °C at both Brisbane and Logan City Water Treatment Plant, followed by 21.6 °C at Amberley AMO, followed by 21.4 °C at Archerfield Airport.

The coolest days on average were 20.7 °C at Redcliffe, followed by 20.9 °C at Brisbane Aero, followed by 21.4 °C at Archerfield Airport.

The coldest day was 15.1 °C at Archerfield Airport on 2 Jul, followed by 15.2 °C at Archerfield Airport on 29 Jun, followed by 15.6 °C at Amberley AMO on 2 Jul.

Amberley AMO recorded its lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years. See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was -1.4 °C at Amberley AMO on 7 Aug, followed by -1.1 °C at Amberley AMO on 16 Jul, followed by -1.0 °C at Amberley AMO on 12 Jun.

The coolest nights on average were 6.6 °C at Amberley AMO, followed by 9.3 °C at Archerfield Airport, followed by 10.1 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant.

The warmest nights on average were 12.1 °C at Redcliffe, followed by 11.5 °C at Brisbane, followed by 10.6 °C at Brisbane Aero.

The warmest night was 18.6 °C at Redcliffe on 31 Jul, followed by 17.5 °C at Brisbane on 20 Aug, followed by 17.4 °C at Brisbane Aero on 20 Aug.

See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was 76 km/h at Archerfield Airport on 12 Aug, followed by 70 km/h at Amberley AMO on 14 Jul, followed by 69 km/h at Amberley AMO on 12 Aug.

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Extremes in winter 2010 from the main weather stations
Hottest day 28.3 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 19 Aug
28.1 °C at Amberley AMO on 19 Aug
27.8 °C at Brisbane on 19 Aug
Warmest days on average 21.7 °C at Brisbane
21.7 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
21.6 °C at Amberley AMO
21.4 °C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest days on average 20.7 °C at Redcliffe
20.9 °C at Brisbane Aero
21.4 °C at Archerfield Airport
Coldest day 15.1 °C at Archerfield Airport on 2 Jul
15.2 °C at Archerfield Airport on 29 Jun
15.6 °C at Amberley AMO on 2 Jul
Coldest night -1.4 °C at Amberley AMO on 7 Aug
-1.1 °C at Amberley AMO on 16 Jul
-1.0 °C at Amberley AMO on 12 Jun
Coolest nights on average 6.6 °C at Amberley AMO
9.3 °C at Archerfield Airport
10.1 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 12.1 °C at Redcliffe
11.5 °C at Brisbane
10.6 °C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest night 18.6 °C at Redcliffe on 31 Jul
17.5 °C at Brisbane on 20 Aug
17.4 °C at Brisbane Aero on 20 Aug
Wettest overall 158.6 mm at Redcliffe
156.8 mm at Brisbane Aero
147.8 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Driest overall 110.6 mm at Amberley AMO
129.6 mm at Archerfield Airport
138.6 mm at Brisbane
Wettest day 83.2 mm at Archerfield Airport on 11 Aug
80.8 mm at Brisbane Aero on 11 Aug
78.7 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 11 Aug
Highest wind gust 76 km/h at Archerfield Airport on 12 Aug
70 km/h at Amberley AMO on 14 Jul
69 km/h at Amberley AMO on 12 Aug

Lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years from the main weather stations
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2010 (°C)
Most recent lower
for winter
Years since
lower
Average for
winter
Amberley AMO 21.6 21.1 in 1990 20 21.8



Summary statistics for winter 2010
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2010
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2010
Mean for
winter
2010
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2010
Total for
winter
2010
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2010
Fraction of
winter
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 21.6 -0.2 28.1 19 Aug 6.6 +0.4 -1.4 7 Aug 110.6 114.6 average 97%
Archerfield Airport 21.4 -0.3 27.4 19 Aug 9.3 +1.1 3.8 8 Aug 129.6 154.2 average 84%
Brisbane 21.7 -0.7 27.8 19 Aug 11.5 +0.9 6.1 14 Aug 138.6 124.5 average 111%
Brisbane Aero 20.9 -0.4 27.1 31 Jul 10.6 +1.0 5.0 7 Aug 156.8 137.6 average 114%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.7 -0.2 28.3 19 Aug 10.1 +0.9 5.0 12 Jun 147.8 151.1 average 98%
Redcliffe 20.7   26.8 31 Jul 12.1   6.7 8 Aug 158.6

Notes

A Seasonal 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.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Wednesday 1 September 2010. 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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