Greater Brisbane in autumn 2024

Rainfall

Temperature

  • Mean maximum temperatures were mostly close average across Greater Brisbane during autumn, ranging from 0.5 °C below average at Beerburrum Forest Station to 1.0 °C above average at Cape Moreton Lighthouse.
  • Mean minimum temperatures were above average across Greater Brisbane during autumn, ranging from 0.2 °C above average at Point Lookout to 1.2 °C above average at Beerburrum Forest Station.
  • On March 3, Point Lookout recorded its warmest autumn night on record.

Brisbane

  • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 261.4 mm, which is 97% of the long-term average of 268.4 mm.
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 26.6 °C, which is 0.3 °C below the long-term average of 26.9 °C.
  • The warmest day was 32.7 °C on 2 March, and the coolest day was on 16 May when the temperature reached 20.4 °C.
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 17.9 °C, which is 0.7 °C above the long-term average of 17.2 °C.
  • The coldest morning was 10.0 °C on 21 May, and the warmest morning was on 3 March when the minimum temperature was 24.3 °C.

Extremes in autumn 2024
Hottest day 34.3 °C at Greenbank (Defence) on 2 Mar
Warmest days on average 27.1 °C at Amberley AMO
Coolest days on average 25.1 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 18.9 °C at University of Queensland Gatton on 16 May
Coldest night 3.6 °C at Amberley AMO on 21 May
Coolest nights on average 13.9 °C at Canungra (Defence)
Warmest nights on average 19.7 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Warmest night 26.2 °C at Point Lookout on 3 Mar
Warmest on average overall 22.8 °C at Point Lookout
Coolest on average overall 20.0 °C at Canungra (Defence)
Wettest overall 901.5 mm at Point Lookout
Wettest day 161.0 mm at Peachester on 5 Mar
Strongest wind gust 102 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on 21 Mar

Record highest autumn total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Point Lookout 901.5 879.8 in 2021 28 486.4

Highest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 582.6 596.2 in 2003* 484.3

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




Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Point Lookout 26.2 on 3 Mar 25.8 on 6 Mar 2020 28 19.4



Summary statistics for autumn 2024
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2024
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2024
Mean for
autumn
2024
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2024
Total for
autumn
2024
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2024
Fraction of
autumn
average
Amberley AMO 27.1 +0.2 32.9 3 Apr 14.7 +0.8 3.6 21 May 209.4 196.1 average 107%
Archerfield Airport 26.9 +0.3 33.3 2 Mar 16.3 +1.1 7.1 21 May 238.6 278.3 average 86%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 26.7 -0.1 33.3 2 Mar 15.0 +1.1 4.8 21 May 176.0 241.1 average 73%
Beerburrum Forest Station 25.9 -0.5 32.6 4 Mar 17.0 +1.2 9.3 21 May 399.0 407.3 average 98%
Brisbane 26.6 -0.3 32.7 2 Mar 17.9 +0.7 10.0 21 May 261.4 268.4 average 97%
Brisbane Aero 25.8 -0.1 31.8 4 Mar 17.5 +1.0 8.7 21 May 280.6 283.7 average 99%
Canungra (Defence) 26.0   32.4 2 Mar 13.9   4.0 20 May 271.4
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 25.1 +1.0 30.0 4 Mar 19.7 +0.7 13.2 19 May 582.6 484.3 high 120%
Greenbank (Defence) 26.5   34.3 2 Mar 15.2   4.5 21 May 229.8
Point Lookout 26.1 -0.3 31.9 14 Mar 19.6 +0.2 13.0 19 May 901.5 486.4 highest 185%
Redcliffe 25.7 -0.1 32.8 4 Mar 18.2 +0.5 9.5 21 May 350.2 317.9 average 110%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.4   31.3 4 Mar 17.3   9.2 21 May 432.6
University of Queensland Gatton 26.8 0.0 33.6 2 Mar 14.8 +1.1 5.1 21 May 179.4 171.8 average 104%

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.

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 represent a socio-economic definition of each capital city. This means the greater capital city boundary includes people who regularly socialise, shop or work within the capital city, but live in the small towns and rural areas surrounding the capital city. It does not define the built up edge of the capital city.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Sunday 2 June 2024. 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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