Greater Brisbane in winter 2022: Average rainfall with cooler days and nights

Rainfall was generally closer to average for most locations across Greater Brisbane. Daytime and night-time temperatures were generally cooler than average for most locations.

Average rainfall for most locations

  • Winter rainfall was generally closer to average for most locations across Greater Brisbane
  • Most locations recorded below average rainfall, with totals ranging from 58% of the long-term average at Cape Moreton Lighthouse to 121% of the long-term average Beaudesert Drumley Street.
  • The wettest day was at Fort Lytton when heavy rainfall in early July saw 216.0 mm recorded, its highest winter daily rainfall on record.

Cooler days and nights

Brisbane

  • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 98.2 mm, which is 78% of the long-term average of 126.3 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 21.2 °C, which is 1.3 °C below the long-term average of 22.5 °C
  • The warmest day was 28.1 °C on 19 August, and the coolest day was on 5 July when the temperature reached 14.0 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 10.6 °C, which is 0.5 °C below the long-term average of 11.1 °C
  • The coldest morning was 6.0 °C on 15 August, and the warmest morning was on 31 August when the minimum temperature was 16.1 °C

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Extremes in winter 2022
Hottest day 28.9 °C at Amberley AMO on 19 Aug
Warmest days on average 21.6 °C at Amberley AMO
Coolest days on average 19.4 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 12.2 °C at University of Queensland Gatton on 4 Jul
Coldest night -1.3 °C at Canungra (Defence) on 9 Jun
Coolest nights on average 5.1 °C at Canungra (Defence)
Warmest nights on average 13.6 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Warmest night 18.3 °C at Point Lookout on 5 Aug
Warmest on average overall 17.0 °C at Point Lookout
Coolest on average overall 12.9 °C at Canungra (Defence)
Wettest overall 262.4 mm at Fort Lytton
Wettest day 216.0 mm at Fort Lytton on 5 Jul
Strongest wind gust 106 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 22 Jul

Record highest winter daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Fort Lytton 216.0 on 5 Jul 205.0 on 12 Jun 1967 56



Record lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Beerburrum Forest Station 20.9 = 20.9 in 1999 23 22.3
Brisbane 21.2 21.6 in 2007 22 22.5

Lowest winter mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
winter
Amberley AMO 21.6 21.1 in 1990 21.9
University of Queensland Gatton 20.8 20.5 in 1990* 21.5
Archerfield Airport 21.3 =21.3 in 1997 21.9
Brisbane Aero 20.5 20.3 in 1999 21.4
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.4 =19.4 in 1999 19.5
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.2 20.9 in 1999 22.0
Point Lookout 20.8 =20.8 in 2000 21.7

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported




Lowest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
winter
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 13.6 13.1 in 1990 13.8



Record lowest winter mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Beerburrum Forest Station 15.2 15.4 in 2011 23 16.1
Brisbane 15.9 16.0 in 2011 22 16.8

Lowest winter mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
winter
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 16.4 16.1 in 1990 16.7
University of Queensland Gatton 13.8 13.7 in 1990* 14.2

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported




Summary statistics for winter 2022
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2022
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2022
Mean for
winter
2022
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2022
Total for
winter
2022
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2022
Fraction of
winter
average
Amberley AMO 21.6 -0.3 28.9 19 Aug 5.8 -0.4 -0.2 25 Jun 93.4 111.0 average 84%
Archerfield Airport 21.3 -0.6 28.4 19 Aug 8.5 +0.1 3.1 15 Aug 106.8 148.5 average 72%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 21.4 -0.9 27.5 19 Aug 6.5 -0.2 -0.6 10 Jun 119.6 99.1 high 121%
Beerburrum Forest Station 20.9 -1.4 27.9 19 Aug 9.6 -0.3 5.2 11 Jul 161.0 182.1 average 88%
Brisbane 21.2 -1.3 28.1 19 Aug 10.6 -0.5 6.0 15 Aug 98.2 126.3 average 78%
Brisbane Aero 20.5 -0.9 24.2 18 Jul 9.6 -0.4 4.9 10 Jun 104.0 131.8 average 79%
Canungra (Defence) 20.6   25.6 19 Aug 5.1   -1.3 9 Jun 148.0
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.4 -0.1 22.8 15 Jun 13.6 -0.2 8.6 10 Jun 187.0 322.0 low 58%
Greenbank (Defence) 21.1   28.0 19 Aug 6.3   0.9 25 Jun 125.6
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 21.2 -0.8 28.3 19 Aug 9.5 0.0 4.4 9 Jun 150.3 149.3 average 101%
Point Lookout 20.8 -0.9 24.6 29 Aug 13.3 -0.9 7.8 10 Jun 228.9 319.3 low 72%
Redcliffe 20.5 -0.8 26.9 19 Aug 10.8 -0.9 5.6 9 Jun 117.8 143.1 average 82%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 20.2   23.4 18 Jul 10.1   6.3 10 Jun 148.2
University of Queensland Gatton 20.8 -0.7 28.1 19 Aug 6.9 +0.1 1.8 25 Jun 114.6 103.9 average 110%

Notes

The Seasonal climate summary, usually published in the first week of the following month, lists the main features of the weather in Greater Brisbane using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This summary includes data from observing sites in or near the Greater Brisbane “Greater Capital City Statistical Area” (GCCSA). The Australian Bureau of Statistics designed the GCCSAs to “include the population within the urban area of the city, as well as people who regularly socialise, shop or work within the city, and live in small towns and rural areas surrounding the city. It is important to note that GCCSAs do not define the built up edge of the city. They provide a stable definition for these cities and are designed for the output of a range of social and economic survey data.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 12 pm on Monday 5 September 2022. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites 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 10 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

Information about Australian Indigenous seasonal calendars is available at the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website.

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