Brisbane Metro in autumn 2014: Warm autumn days and nights; near-average rainfall

All metropolitan sites recorded above average daytime and overnight temperatures. The warmest mean daytime temperatures were recorded in the western suburbs. Redcliffe had the warmest autumn overnight temperature, and Logan City had its record warmest autumn overnight temperature in 21 years. 

Amberley was the wettest place, and the only metropolitan site to exceed the average rainfall total. Most of the the metropolitan sites recorded near-average rainfall, except for Brisbane Airport.

  • Record warm overnight temperatures at Logan City with 17.2 C,  1.5 C above average
  • Archerfield had the warmest autumn daytime temperatures with 27.7 C,  1.4 C above average
  • Brisbane Airport received around half its average autumn rainfall

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Extremes in autumn 2014
Hottest day 36.6 C at Amberley on 16 Mar
Warmest days on average 27.7 C at Archerfield Airport
Coolest days on average 26.0 C at Redcliffe
Coldest day 20.0 C at Amberley on 4 May
Coldest night 3.9 C at Amberley on 6 May
Coolest nights on average 14.1 C at Amberley
Warmest nights on average 18.0 C at Redcliffe
Warmest night 24.8 C at Logan City on 30 Mar
Warmest on average overall 22.6 C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 20.9 C at Amberley
Wettest overall 243.6 mm at Amberley 
Wettest day 113.2 mm at Amberley on 28 Mar
Highest wind gust 67 km/h at Redcliffe on 6 Apr

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 highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Logan City  17.2 16.8 in 2007 21 15.7



Record highest autumn mean temperature
Mean daily
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Logan City  22.1 = 22.1 in 2007 21 20.9



Summary statistics for autumn 2014
Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2014
Mean for
autumn
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2014
Total for
autumn
2014
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2014
Fraction of
autumn
average
Moreton South Coast (district 40)
Amberley  27.6 +0.8 36.6 16 Mar 14.1 +0.2 3.9 6 May 243.6 192.5 high 127%
Archerfield  27.7 +1.4 33.6 16 Mar 15.8 +0.7 8.0 6 May 204.8 277.4 average 74%
Brisbane 27.5 +0.8 32.8 16 Mar 17.6 +0.7 8.5 5 May 207.2 230.1 average 90%
Brisbane Aero 26.4 +0.6 31.5 29 Mar 17.0 +0.8 7.7 6 May 150.8 278.7 low 54%
Logan City  27.1 +1.0 33.3 12 Apr 17.2 +1.5 8.6 5 May 177.5 304.4 low 58%
Redcliffe 26.0 +0.5 31.1 12 Apr 18.0 +0.7 10.1 6 May 209.2 297.8 low 70%

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.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 2 June 2014. 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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