Thursday, 1 March 2012 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Brisbane Metro - Product code IDCKGC14L0
Brisbane Metro in summer 2011-12: Wet and cool
- Rainfall was above, and temperatures were below average across the metro
- Redcliffe was the wettest overall and Brisbane Airport the coolest
- 2 high rainfall and 2 low temperature records
- December 2011 had very much below average maximum temperatures and below average minimum temperatures. Redlands and Logan City both broke their previous lowest daily maximum temperatures on the 7th. The coolest on average overall was at Brisbane Airport (22.3 °C) and the wetest overall was at Redcliffe (162.2 mm)
- January 2012 experienced above average rainfall and below average temperatures. Redcliffe was the wettest overall (510.6 mm) and Brisbane Airport the coolest (24.2 °C)
- February 2012 was overall average, but on the cool side, with essentially average rainfall and cool temperatures. Logan was the wettest overall (225.3 mm) and Amberley the coolest (24.5 °C)
RainfallThe wettest overall was Redcliffe with 819.8 mm, followed by Redlands HRS with 766.0 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 695.4 mm.
The driest overall was Amberley AMO with 394.2 mm, followed by Archerfield Airport with 584.0 mm, followed by Brisbane Aero with 620.0 mm.
The wettest single day was at Redlands HRS with 250.6 mm on 25 Jan 2012, followed by Redcliffe with 234.8 mm on 25 Jan 2012, followed by Brisbane Aero with 174.6 mm on 25 Jan 2012.Some sites had their highest summer daily rainfall on record. See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.
TemperatureThe warmest on average was Brisbane with 24.4 °C, followed by Redcliffe with 24.1 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 24.0 °C.
The coolest on average was Brisbane Aero with 23.7 °C, followed by Amberley AMO with 23.8 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 23.8 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 24.0 °C.
The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 40.6 °C on 9 Jan 2012, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 37.9 °C on 11 Jan 2012, followed by Amberley AMO with 37.4 °C on 11 Jan 2012.
The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 29.5 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 29.0 °C, followed by Brisbane with 28.7 °C.
The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 27.4 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 27.5 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 28.2 °C.
The coldest day was at Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 19.2 °C on 7 Dec 2011, followed by Brisbane with 19.9 °C on 7 Dec 2011, followed by Redlands HRS with 20.0 °C on 7 Dec 2011.Some sites had their coldest summer day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.
The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 11.5 °C on 3 Dec 2011, followed by Amberley AMO with 12.3 °C on 18 Dec 2011, followed by Amberley AMO with 12.9 °C on 9 Dec 2011.
The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 18.1 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 19.1 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 19.4 °C.
The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 20.8 °C, followed by Brisbane with 20.2 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 19.9 °C.
The warmest night was at Redcliffe with 25.0 °C on 10 Jan 2012, followed by Brisbane with 24.6 °C on 10 Jan 2012, followed by Redcliffe with 24.6 °C on 1 Feb 2012, followed by Redcliffe with 24.6 °C on 7 Feb 2012, followed by Redlands HRS with 24.4 °C on 1 Feb 2012.See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.
WindThe strongest wind gust was at Amberley AMO with 83 km/h on 11 Dec 2011, followed by Amberley AMO with 81 km/h on 19 Jan 2012, followed by Redcliffe with 70 km/h on 1 Dec 2011, followed by Archerfield Airport with 70 km/h on 11 Dec 2011.
|Extremes in summer 2011-12|
40.6 °C at Amberley AMO on 9 Jan 2012|
37.9 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 11 Jan 2012
37.4 °C at Amberley AMO on 11 Jan 2012
|Warmest days on average||
29.5 °C at Amberley AMO|
29.0 °C at Archerfield Airport
28.7 °C at Brisbane
|Coolest days on average||
27.4 °C at Redcliffe|
27.5 °C at Brisbane Aero
28.2 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
19.2 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 7 Dec 2011|
19.9 °C at Brisbane on 7 Dec 2011
20.0 °C at Redlands HRS on 7 Dec 2011
11.5 °C at Amberley AMO on 3 Dec 2011|
12.3 °C at Amberley AMO on 18 Dec 2011
12.9 °C at Amberley AMO on 9 Dec 2011
|Coolest nights on average||
18.1 °C at Amberley AMO|
19.1 °C at Archerfield Airport
19.4 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
|Warmest nights on average||
20.8 °C at Redcliffe|
20.2 °C at Brisbane
19.9 °C at Brisbane Aero
25.0 °C at Redcliffe on 10 Jan 2012|
24.6 °C at Brisbane on 10 Jan 2012
24.6 °C at Redcliffe on 1 Feb 2012
|Warmest on average overall||
24.4 °C at Brisbane|
24.1 °C at Redcliffe
24.0 °C at Archerfield Airport
|Coolest on average overall||
23.7 °C at Brisbane Aero|
23.8 °C at Amberley AMO
23.8 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
819.8 mm at Redcliffe|
766.0 mm at Redlands HRS
695.4 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
394.2 mm at Amberley AMO|
584.0 mm at Archerfield Airport
620.0 mm at Brisbane Aero
250.6 mm at Redlands HRS on 25 Jan 2012|
234.8 mm at Redcliffe on 25 Jan 2012
174.6 mm at Brisbane Aero on 25 Jan 2012
|Highest wind gust||
83 km/h at Amberley AMO on 11 Dec 2011|
81 km/h at Amberley AMO on 19 Jan 2012
70 km/h at Redcliffe on 1 Dec 2011
|Record highest summer daily rainfall|
Highest daily rainfall
in summer 2011-12 (mm)
|Redlands HRS||250.6||on 25 Jan 2012||174.5||on 18 Feb 1956||68|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||145.2||on 25 Jan 2012||128.0||on 7 Feb 2010||21|
|Record lowest summer daily maximum temperature|
Lowest daily maximum
in summer 2011-12 (°C)
|Redlands HRS||20.0||on 7 Dec 2011||21.3||on 1 Dec 1986||48||28.6|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||19.2||on 7 Dec 2011||20.0||on 27 Dec 2006||20||29.3|
|Summary statistics for summer 2011-12|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Amberley AMO||29.5||-1.3||40.6||9 Jan 2012||18.1||-1.1||11.5||3 Dec 2011||394.2||362.6||high||109%|
|Archerfield Airport||29.0||-0.8||36.8||11 Jan 2012||19.1||-0.7||13.0||3 Dec 2011||584.0||417.4||high||140%|
|Brisbane||28.7||-1.2||37.1||11 Jan 2012||20.2||-0.8||15.8||3 Dec 2011||638.0||433.8||high||147%|
|Brisbane Aero||27.5||-1.3||35.9||11 Jan 2012||19.9||-0.9||13.9||3 Dec 2011||620.0||414.4||high||150%|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||28.2||-1.1||37.9||11 Jan 2012||19.4||-0.6||14.5||3 Dec 2011||695.4||418.1||v high||166%|
|Redcliffe||27.4||33.9||11 Jan 2012||20.8||16.7||3 Dec 2011||819.8|
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 Thursday 1 March 2012. 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
(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.