Brisbane Metro in autumn 2013



Rainfall

The wettest overall was Brisbane Aero with 411.4 mm, then Redcliffe with 345.6 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 336.0 mm.

The wettest single day was the 3rd of March: Redcliffe with 102.8 mm, Brisbane Aero with 100.6 mm and Brisbane with 91.6 mm.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 21.4 C and the coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 19.8 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was on the 17th of March: Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 35.3 C, Amberley AMO with 35.2 C and Archerfield Airport with 34.1 C.

The warmest days on average were at Archerfield Airport with 26.3 C, and the coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 25.0 C.

The coldest day was on the 22nd May: Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 16.8 C, Archerfield Airport with 17.3 C on 22 May, and Amberley AMO with 17.4 C.

Logan City Water Treatment Plant had their coldest autumn day (lowest maximum temperature) on record.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with 1.6 C on the 20th of May.  The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 13.5 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 17.2 C and the warmest night was on the 24th of March: Brisbane with 23.6 C, Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 23.5 C and Archerfield Airport with 23.3 C.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Redcliffe with 78 km/h on the 24th of March.

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Extremes in autumn 2013
Hottest day 35.3 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 17 Mar
Warmest days on average 26.3 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest days on average 25.0 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 16.8 C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 22 May
Coldest night 1.6 C at Amberley AMO on 20 May
Coolest nights on average 13.5 C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 17.2 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 23.6 C at Brisbane on 24 Mar
Warmest on average overall 21.4 C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 19.8 C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 411.4 mm at Brisbane Aero
Wettest day 102.8 mm at Redcliffe on 3 Mar
Highest wind gust 78 km/h at Redcliffe on 24 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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Record lowest autumn daily maximum temperature

Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in autumn 2013 (C)
Previous coolest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 16.8 on 22 May 18.1 on 25 May 2002 21 26.2



Summary statistics for autumn 2013

Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2013
Mean for
autumn
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2013
Total for
autumn
2013
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2013
Fraction of
autumn
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 26.1 -0.7 35.2 17 Mar 13.5 -0.4 1.6 20 May 223.2 191.8 high 116%
Archerfield Airport 26.3 0.0 34.1 17 Mar 15.0 -0.1 5.5 21 May 281.2 278.3 average 101%
Brisbane 26.1 -0.7 32.4 17 Mar 16.7 -0.2 8.3 20 May 319.2 231.6 high 138%
Brisbane Aero 25.1 -0.7 30.0 17 Mar 16.2 0.0 7.3 20 May 411.4 285.8 high 144%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 25.7 -0.5 35.3 17 Mar 16.1 +0.4 6.6 20 May 336.0 309.7 average 108%
Redcliffe 25.0 -0.6 31.4 17 Mar 17.2 -0.1 9.4 20 May 345.6 306.6 average 113%

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 Monday 3 June 2013. 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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