Brisbane Metro in winter 2013: Warm nights and average rainfall

  • Warmer nights
  • Average winter rainfall overall, with Brisbane Airport, Logan and Redcliffe receiving above average rainfall
  • Close to average daytime temperatures

Monthly summary 

  • June 2013 recorded above average rainfall in the southeast, cooler than normal daytime temperatures and warmer than average overnight temperatures
  • July 2013 had warm nights (up to 3 C above the long term monthly average at some sites) with Brisbane and Brisbane Airport having only one night in July below 10 C (this was a record for both existing sites). Average to higher than average monthly rainfall was recorded (with one daily rainfall record at Brisbane Airport of 40.2 mm on the 2nd) and close to average daytime temperatures 
  • August 2013 had 2 daily maximum temperature records for high temperatures, the 2nd highest mean daily maximum temperatures on record for the state and near normal minimum temperatures. It was the 5th driest August on record, with the hottest day being 37.5 C at Birdsville Airport on the 31st, and the coldest night of -5.6 C at Oakey Aero on the 21st and Stanthorpe Leslie Parade on the 22nd

Rainfall

The wettest overall was Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 188.5 mm, followed by Redcliffe with 168.8 mm, followed by Brisbane Aero with 167.6 mm.

The wettest single day was at Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 48.0 mm on 11 Jun, followed by Archerfield Airport with 38.4 mm on 11 Jun, followed by Brisbane Aero with 37.6 mm on 2 Jul.

Temperature

The warmest on average was Brisbane with 17.2 C, followed by Redcliffe with 16.8 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 16.5 C.

The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 14.9 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 16.1 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 16.3 C.

Maximum temperature

The hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 29.6 C on 31 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with 28.7 C on 12 Aug, followed by Archerfield Airport with 28.7 C on 12 Aug, followed by Brisbane

with 28.5 C on 28 Aug.

The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 22.5 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 22.5 C, followed by Brisbane with 22.5 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 22.2 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 21.5 C.

The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 21.3 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 21.5 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 22.2 C.

The coldest day was at Brisbane Aero with 13.3 C on 21 Jun, followed by Archerfield Airport with 13.4 C on 21 Jun, followed by Redcliffe with 13.4 C on 21 Jun, followed by Amberley AMO with 13.5 C on 21 Jun.

Minimum temperature

The coldest night was at Amberley AMO with -1.4 C on 21 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with -1.1 C on 22 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with -0.5 C on 23 Aug.

The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 7.2 C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 9.7 C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 10.7 C.

The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 12.3 C, followed by Brisbane with 11.9 C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 11.2 C.

The warmest night was at Brisbane Aero with 17.3 C on 15 Aug, followed by Redcliffe with 17.2 C on 13 Jun, followed by Redcliffe with 16.7 C on 9 Jun, followed by Redcliffe with 16.7 C on 15 Aug.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Archerfield Airport with 65 km/h on 25 Jun, followed by Archerfield Airport with 63 km/h on 8 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with 61 km/h on 8 Aug.

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Extremes in winter 2013
Hottest day 29.6 C at Amberley AMO on 31 Aug
Warmest days on average 22.5 C at Amberley AMO
22.5 C at Archerfield Airport
22.5 C at Brisbane
Coolest days on average 21.3 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 13.3 C at Brisbane Aero on 21 Jun
Coldest night -1.4 C at Amberley AMO on 21 Aug
Coolest nights on average 7.2 C at Amberley AMO
Warmest nights on average 12.3 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 17.3 C at Brisbane Aero on 15 Aug
Warmest on average overall 17.2 C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 14.9 C at Amberley AMO
Wettest overall 188.5 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest day 48.0 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on 11 Jun
Highest wind gust 65 km/h at Archerfield Airport on 25 Jun

Maps
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Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
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Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
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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 winter 2013
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Rainfall
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Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley AMO 22.5 +0.7 29.6 31 Aug 7.2 +1.0 -1.4 21 Aug 94.6 113.9 average 83%
Archerfield Airport 22.5 +0.8 28.7 12 Aug 9.7 +1.5 3.0 22 Aug 100.8 153.0 average 66%
Brisbane 22.5 +0.2 28.5 28 Aug 11.9 +1.2 5.7 25 Jun 98.6 124.4 average 79%
Brisbane Aero 21.5 +0.2 26.2 13 Aug 11.2 +1.5 4.1 21 Aug 167.6 141.4 average 119%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 22.2 +0.4 28.1 28 Aug 10.7 +1.4 4.3 22 Aug 188.5 154.5 high 122%
Redcliffe 21.3 +0.2 26.4 12 Aug 12.3 +0.9 6.3 22 Aug 168.8 159.0 average 106%

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 Monday 2 September 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is being used for temperature area averages from December 2012 onwards. The major change from earlier datasets is that the ACORN-SAT dataset commences in 1910, rather than 1950, and hence rankings are calculated using a larger set of years.

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