Brisbane Metro in autumn 2012: An all round average autumn

  • Based on deciles (see decile maps), rainfall and temperatures were average across the metro
  • Redcliffe was the wettest overall and Brisbane the warmest

Monthly summary 

  • March 2012 had above average rainfall in Brisbane city and Brisbane Airport, average rainfall over the remaining metropolitan area and slightly cooler than average day time temperatures.
  • April 2012 had above average rainfall and warm nights, with all locations recording above average rainfall. Brisbane Airport was the wettest overall and Redcliffe had the overall warmest nights.
  • May 2012 was dry with average temperatures. All locations recorded low rainfall  with Amberely the driest overall. Archerfield had the overall warmest days and Redcliffe the overall warmest nights.

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Redcliffe with 390.0 mm, followed by Brisbane Aero with 386.4 mm, followed by Redlands HRS with 342.3 mm.

The wettest single day was at Brisbane Aero with 125.4 mm on 29 Apr, followed by Redcliffe with 90.0 mm on 28 Apr, followed by Redcliffe with 85.8 mm on 29 Apr.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 21.4 C, followed by Redcliffe with 21.0 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 20.6 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 20.6 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 19.5 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 20.6 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 20.6 C, followed by Redcliffe with 21.0 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 33.2 C on 2 Mar, followed by Archerfield Airport with 32.9 C on 2 Mar, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 32.9 C on 2 Mar, followed by Brisbane with 32.1 C on 2 Mar.

The warmest days on average were at Archerfield Airport with 26.5 C, followed by Amberley AMO with 26.4 C, followed by Brisbane with 26.2 C.

The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 24.9 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 25.2 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 25.7 C.

The coldest day was at Amberley AMO with 18.9 C on 27 Apr, followed by Brisbane Aero with 19.3 C on 25 May, followed by Archerfield Airport with 19.5 C on 25 May.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 0.7 C on 15 May, followed by Amberley AMO with 1.1 C on 27 May, followed by Amberley AMO with 2.0 C on 28 May.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 12.6 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 14.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 15.4 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 17.1 C, followed by Brisbane with 16.5 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 15.9 C.

The warmest night was at Brisbane Aero with 23.5 C on 22 Mar, followed by Brisbane Aero with 23.4 C on 4 Mar, followed by Redcliffe with 23.2 C on 4 Mar.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 76 km/h on 10 Apr, followed by Redcliffe with 67 km/h on 12 Apr, followed by Redcliffe with 65 km/h on 18 Mar.

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Extremes in autumn 2012
Hottest day 33.2 C at Amberley AMO on 2 Mar
32.9 C at Archerfield Airport on 2 Mar
32.9 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 2 Mar
Warmest days on average 26.5 C at Archerfield Airport
26.4 C at Amberley AMO
26.2 C at Brisbane
Coolest days on average 24.9 C at Redcliffe
25.2 C at Brisbane Aero
25.7 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Coldest day 18.9 C at Amberley AMO on 27 Apr
19.3 C at Brisbane Aero on 25 May
19.5 C at Archerfield Airport on 25 May
Coldest night 0.7 C at Amberley AMO on 15 May
1.1 C at Amberley AMO on 27 May
2.0 C at Amberley AMO on 28 May
Coolest nights on average 12.6 C at Amberley AMO
14.7 C at Archerfield Airport
15.4 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Warmest nights on average 17.1 C at Redcliffe
16.5 C at Brisbane
15.9 C at Brisbane Aero
Warmest night 23.5 C at Brisbane Aero on 22 Mar
23.4 C at Brisbane Aero on 4 Mar
23.2 C at Redcliffe on 4 Mar
Warmest on average overall 21.4 C at Brisbane
21.0 C at Redcliffe
20.6 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest on average overall 19.5 C at Amberley AMO
20.6 C at Archerfield Airport
20.6 C at Brisbane Aero
Wettest overall 390.0 mm at Redcliffe
386.4 mm at Brisbane Aero
342.3 mm at Redlands HRS
Wettest day 125.4 mm at Brisbane Aero on 29 Apr
90.0 mm at Redcliffe on 28 Apr
85.8 mm at Redcliffe on 29 Apr
Highest wind gust 76 km/h at Redcliffe on 10 Apr
67 km/h at Redcliffe on 12 Apr
65 km/h at Redcliffe on 18 Mar

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile 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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Summary statistics for autumn 2012
Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2012
Mean for
autumn
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2012
Total for
autumn
2012
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2012
Fraction of
autumn
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.4 -0.5 33.2 2 Mar 12.6 -1.3 0.7 15 May 163.0 191.3 average 85%
Archerfield Airport 26.5 +0.2 32.9 2 Mar 14.7 -0.4 3.9 15 May 215.8 278.3 average 78%
Brisbane 26.2 -0.6 32.1 2 Mar 16.5 -0.4 8.1 15 May 303.6 224.8 high 135%
Brisbane Aero 25.2 -0.6 30.1 9 Mar 15.9 -0.3 6.1 27 May 386.4 278.5 high 139%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.7 -0.5 32.9 2 Mar 15.4 -0.3 5.5 15 May 285.0 308.4 average 92%
Redcliffe 24.9   30.3 2 Mar 17.1   7.7 27 May 390.0 302.3 high 129%

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 11 am on Friday 1 June 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 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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