Greater Brisbane in November 2018: A dry and warm month

November rainfall was well below average in Greater Brisbane. Overall, daytime temperatures were generally a degree or more above average. Overnight temperatures were warmer than average, particularly around coastal locations, but inland sites were cooler than usual overall.

Drier than usual in Greater Brisbane

  • Rainfall totals lower than usual across Greater Brisbane, with most locations recording less than 50% of their November average
  • A handful of sites had their lowest November rainfall on record or in several decades
  • Thunderstorms developed along a surface trough that extended into the southeast, and produced moderate falls to 9am on the 18th
  • Showers and storms resulted in light to moderate falls in Brisbane on the 22nd and 23rd

Warmer than average days for the month

Brisbane

  • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 13.4 mm, which is 14% of the long-term average of 95.7 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 29.8 °C , which is 1.7 °C above the long-term average of 28.1 °C . The warmest day was 37.9 °C on the 28th, and the coolest day was on the 9th when the temperature reached 25.1 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 18.9 °C , which is 0.1 °C above the long-term average of 18.8 °C . The coldest morning was 14.1 °C on the 10th, and the warmest morning was on the 6th when the minimum temperature was 23.5 °C

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Extremes in November 2018
Hottest day 39.9 °C at University of Queensland Gatton on the 4th
Warmest days on average 32.4 °C at University of Queensland Gatton
Coolest days on average 26.6 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 23.0 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 8th
Coldest night 8.7 °C at University of Queensland Gatton on the 10th
Coolest nights on average 14.6 °C at University of Queensland Gatton
Warmest nights on average 20.8 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Warmest night 23.8 °C at Amberley AMO on the 6th
Warmest on average overall 24.4 °C at Brisbane
Coolest on average overall 22.8 °C at Redland (Alexandra Hills)
Wettest overall 76.4 mm at Point Lookout
Driest overall 4.6 mm at Redcliffe
Wettest day 46.2 mm at Esk Post Office on the 18th
Strongest wind gust 89 km/h at Amberley AMO on the 28th

Record lowest November total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Maroon Dam 14.7 29.3 in 1982 47 105.5
Carneys Creek The Ranch 18.2 33.8 in 1980 44 117.3
Clontarf 10.0 18.7 in 1988 31 97.6
Corbould Pk Racecourse 25.0 28.0 in 1994 31 118.1

Lowest November total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Beerburrum Forest Station 9.8 4.3 in 1926* 113.5
Moogerah Dam 19.2 2.1 in 1951* 102.8
Fort Lytton 13.5 13.2 in 1965* 106.9
Mt Alford 18.0 14.3 in 1965* 94.7
Canungra Finch Road 27.2 16.4 in 1994* 95.6

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




Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 = 26.6 in 2016 108 24.8
Brisbane Aero 28.4 28.2 in 1994 24 26.8



Record highest November daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C )
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Amberley AMO 23.8 on the 6th 23.7 on the 29th in 2008 78 16.3



Summary statistics for November 2018

Maximum temperatures
(°C )
Minimum temperatures
(°C )
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2018
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2018
Mean for
November
2018
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2018
Total for
November
2018
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2018
Fraction of
November
average
Amberley AMO 31.6 +2.0 38.0 6th 15.6 -0.7 9.8 10th 34.0 80.9 low 42%
Archerfield Airport 30.3 +1.9 38.2 28th 17.2 0.0 11.0 10th 22.6 98.5 low 23%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 30.7 +1.0 36.2 6th 15.2 -1.1 10.0 10th 44.8 87.0 low 51%
Beerburrum Forest Station 30.4 +2.0 38.6 28th 16.4 -0.1 12.3 10th 9.8 113.5 v low 9%
Brisbane 29.8 +1.7 37.9 28th 18.9 +0.1 14.1 10th 13.4 95.7 v low 14%
Brisbane Aero 28.4 +1.6 36.5 28th 18.3 0.0 13.2 10th 18.6 94.2 v low 20%
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 +1.8 29.8 26th 20.8 +1.2 18.2 10th 10.6 92.4 v low 11%
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 29.1 +1.3 37.8 28th 17.5 +0.1 12.8 10th 28.0 102.2 v low 27%
Point Lookout 28.1 +1.4 31.2 16th 20.4 +0.5 17.3 10th 76.4 115.5 average 66%
Redcliffe 29.0 +2.1 38.6 28th 19.6 +0.1 14.9 10th 4.6 91.1 v low 5%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 27.8   35.4 28th 17.9   13.9 20th 29.8


University of Queensland Gatton 32.4 +2.2 39.9 4th 14.6 -1.4 8.7 10th 21.2 78.5 low 27%

Daily maximum temperatures for November 2018

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Amberley AMO 29.7 30.1 33.0 37.0 36.0 38.0 36.9 26.2 25.5 27.5 29.3 29.1 28.9 30.4 32.7 32.2 32.0 25.9 28.2 30.6 34.9 31.2



29.8 37.4 34.5 35.1
Archerfield Airport 28.4 27.7 31.8 33.1 33.4 33.4 32.4 25.4 26.0 26.8 28.3 28.4 27.6 27.9 30.4 30.5 29.8 25.7 27.3 28.8 32.1 31.6 29.9 30.7 33.2 34.2 29.3 38.2 34.0 31.6
Beaudesert Drumley Street
29.3 32.9 35.4 35.6 36.2 34.4 25.4 24.1 27.5
27.7 27.7 29.6 31.9 31.4 31.3 26.2 27.1 29.4 33.4 30.3 29.1 29.8 31.6 33.5 29.1 36.1 33.4 30.3
Beerburrum Forest Station 28.2 27.9 31.5 34.7 34.4 34.7 33.6 24.3 25.5 26.8 27.6 27.1 27.8 28.3 29.5 29.8 29.8 26.2 26.2 28.1 32.7 31.2 30.8 31.2 35.0 35.7 30.0 38.6 34.4 30.1
Brisbane 27.8 27.1 30.8 30.7 31.3 32.0 31.4 25.7 25.1 27.1 27.7 27.8 27.1 28.3 29.6 29.6 29.6 26.2 27.0 28.3 31.7 31.1 30.2 30.6 33.5 34.8 29.9 37.9 34.5 29.8
Brisbane Aero 26.5 26.5 28.6 28.9 28.9 29.5 28.3 24.5 24.4 25.7 26.5 26.4 26.6 26.9 27.7 27.9 28.6 26.1 26.1 26.5 29.6 31.5 30.5 30.8 30.9 34.3 27.4 36.5 31.4 27.8
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 26.6 26.3 25.4 25.9 26.0 25.9 25.8 23.0 24.8 26.3 25.7 24.9 27.1 27.1 27.0 28.3 27.9 24.2 26.0 26.3 25.4 26.6 29.2 29.6 29.2 29.8 25.3 27.9 28.5 27.2
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 27.4 27.3 30.6 31.9 30.4 32.0 30.3 23.4 24.2 25.8 26.3 26.8 26.2 27.5 29.1 29.4 29.1 25.2 26.2 26.9 29.5 31.4 30.3 31.2 34.2 32.7 27.3 37.8 33.0 29.2
Point Lookout 29.7 27.2 27.5
27.0 26.3 26.8 24.8 25.7 28.1


31.0 29.3 31.2 29.6 26.6 27.2 27.1 26.2 27.0
30.8 30.1 31.0 26.7 28.2 30.0 28.3
Redcliffe 26.5 26.6 29.4 29.7 30.3 30.2 29.9 24.7 26.3 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 27.0 27.7 27.9 28.3 26.7 26.3 27.6 29.9 32.0 31.0 30.9 30.9 35.3 28.9 38.6 34.1 29.4
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 25.9



29.2 28.1 23.5 24.7 25.6 26.7 26.5 26.3 26.5 27.6 27.6 28.1 25.8 26.2 25.6 27.2 30.0 29.4 30.0 29.3 32.2 26.4 35.4 31.8 28.1
University of Queensland Gatton 30.9 30.9 34.5 39.9 39.5 39.4 37.6 26.4 27.1 29.0 29.5 30.0 30.0 30.6 32.5 33.6 33.7 27.2 28.5 31.3 35.8 30.1 29.3 30.0 34.1 34.2 30.6 36.6 33.8 35.5
Values are the maximum temperature, usually in the 24 hours from 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred in the afternoon of that day.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period


Daily minimum temperatures for November 2018

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Amberley AMO 12.5 13.4 12.8 16.4 18.2 23.8 20.9 19.4 12.2 9.8 12.1 11.7 11.1 12.8 15.7 16.8 17.1 15.8 16.2 14.4 15.7 22.4 12.2


13.3 20.2 19.2 15.6
Archerfield Airport 13.7 16.5 14.9 17.7 21.1 23.2 21.5 22.0 14.5 11.0 14.9 14.2 13.7 14.5 19.4 18.6 18.5 16.2 16.7 14.9 17.9 22.8 17.0 14.4 15.2 14.8 16.3 22.2 19.4 18.3
Beaudesert Drumley Street 13.6 13.3 13.2 16.3 18.5 20.5 19.8 21.1 10.9 10.0

12.0 12.1 15.1 16.7 18.4 16.1 15.6 12.3 15.3 22.6 12.3 12.6 10.7 11.6 12.4 20.4 17.1 15.4
Beerburrum Forest Station 13.6 15.2 14.5 16.8 18.5 20.8 19.2 22.0 13.9 12.3 13.8 14.3 14.4 15.1 15.7 16.5 17.0 17.6 16.5 14.8 16.3 21.7 14.9 14.4 14.5 15.5 15.9 21.4 19.0 17.1
Brisbane 15.8 18.2 17.7 18.5 21.2 23.5 22.4 22.4 16.3 14.1 16.9 16.8 16.8 17.2 20.9 18.9 19.2 18.0 18.2 16.8 19.4 23.2 19.1 16.5 19.9 18.2 18.1 22.7 21.1 19.4
Brisbane Aero 15.4 19.9 15.4 18.3 19.4 22.5 22.2 22.0 15.5 13.2 17.4 15.6 15.6 16.1 19.1 18.8 19.5 17.2 18.0 15.7 20.1 22.5 17.9 17.4 19.3 15.5 17.9 22.1 20.6 18.7
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.7 21.0 20.7 21.3 21.8 22.3 21.6 21.8 19.2 18.2 19.7 19.6 19.7 20.9 21.2 21.2 21.8 18.2 20.6 19.7 21.1 21.8 19.9 20.5 21.7 21.1 21.2 22.9 21.5 21.1
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 15.9 16.8 16.3 18.5 20.8 22.6 22.4 21.9 13.2 12.8 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.7 17.4 18.8 18.8 17.5 16.8 14.7 19.3 22.7 17.4 13.5 14.4 16.0 16.6 21.6 19.8 19.2
Point Lookout 19.8 21.8 20.4 21.6
21.6 21.8 21.7 19.3 17.3 19.6


19.3 20.7 21.0 18.6 19.6 19.4 21.5 22.4 19.2
19.1 20.8 19.0 23.2 20.2 20.0
Redcliffe 16.6 21.5
21.3 20.7 22.8 22.6 22.6 17.0 14.9 17.2 17.2 17.3 17.9 19.6 20.2 21.1 18.5 19.6 18.3 20.6 22.7 19.3 17.0 18.9 18.7 19.0 22.6 21.9 20.9
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 14.8 20.3


22.9 22.4 21.2 15.7 14.3 16.1 15.2 15.5 15.8 17.4 18.4 18.2 17.5 16.9 13.9 20.2 22.4 17.4 16.4 15.3 17.2 16.9 22.2 19.8 18.4
University of Queensland Gatton 12.9 10.9 12.1 14.9 16.8 18.5 19.6 16.6 11.2 8.7 11.6 10.4 10.2 11.4 14.0 16.9 16.1 15.8 14.8 12.1 17.4 22.0 13.5 15.1 14.5 12.5 12.9 19.7 18.5 15.0
Values are the minimum temperature, usually in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred that morning.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period


Daily rainfall for November 2018

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Alderley - - - - - - - 0.8 - - - - 0.2 - - - - 1.8 - - - 8.6 3.2 - - 0.4 - 1.4 2.0 -
Amberley AMO - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.8 - - - 3.8 16.6



1.8 - -
Archerfield Airport - - - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 8.6 - - - 4.8 8.0 - - 0.2 - 0.8 - -
Beaudesert Drumley Street
- - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.4 - 28.4 0.2 - - 1.0 13.6 - - - - 1.0 - -
Beerburrum Forest Station - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - 7.2 1.2 - - 1.2 - - - - - - - -
Blackbutt Post Office - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - - - - - - - ? 14.8 - - 3.4 3.0 - - - - 0.4 - -
Brisbane - - - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 2.8 0.2 - - 2.8 6.2 - - 0.2 - 0.6 - -
Brisbane Aero - - - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - 1.6 - - - 5.8 - - 0.2 1.8 4.6 - - - - 1.4 3.0 -
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - - - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 1.2 - - - 3.0 - - 3.8 - - 1.0

Caloundra Airport - - - - - - - - 0.4 - 1.0 - 0.8 - - - - 8.0 1.1 - - 5.2 - - - - - 0.4 -
Canungra Finch Road
















8.2



19.0






Capalaba Water Treat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13.4 - - - 3.0 7.4






Cape Moreton Lighthouse - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.6 - - - 3.6 - - - 0.2 - 0.2 - -
Carneys Creek The Ranch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 6.4 10.4 - - - - 0.4

Clontarf - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 2.4 1.0 - - 0.8 3.8 - - 0.2 - 0.8 0.4
Coomera Foxwell Road
















19.0 5.0








7.0
Corbould Pk Racecourse - - - - - - ? ? ? ? ? 4.0 ? ? ? ? ? ? 13.0 ? ? 7.0 1.0 - - - - - - -
Esk Post Office - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 46.2 - - - 7.0 6.4 - - - - 0.6

Fernvale - Burns St - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 0.6 - - 10.0 11.0 - - - - 1.2 - -
Fort Lytton - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.5 - - - - - - 6.6 - - - ? ? 6.4



Godwin Beach - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - 0.8 - - - 6.6 1.8 - - 0.4 3.0 - - - - - - -
Greenbank Thompson Road - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.6 - - - 5.6 15.0 - - 0.4 - 1.2

Harrisville Mary Street - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.0 - - 0.2 3.2 5.6 - - - - 2.6 - -
Highvale - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.8 - - - - 19.2 - - - - 1.4 0.8
Karalee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.3 0.3 - - 12.6 11.6 - - - - 1.5

Landsborough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ? 2.4 - - 14.8







Lindfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39.4 0.4 - - 1.0 2.8 - - - - - - -
Logan City Water Treatment Plant - - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - - - - - - 0.6 - 11.2 0.4 - - 4.0 10.2 - - - - 0.8 - -
Lowood Don St - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.9 - - - 11.2 9.4 - - - - 1.8 - -
Manly Railway Station - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - - - - 32.0 - 0.4 - - 8.8 4.5 - - - - 1.4 0.1 -
Maroon Dam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.8 - - - 0.9 10.0 - - - - 2.0

Moogerah Dam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.2 - - - - 13.0






Mt Alford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - 12.0






Mt Tamborine Fern St - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 6.0 0.4 - - - - - - - - 2.2 - -
Mt Tarampa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.6 - - - 5.0 9.4 - - - - 1.8

Ormiston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 27.4 - - 6.0 3.0






Peachester - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23.8 - - - 2.0







Point Lookout - - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - - - - - - - - 43.0 - - - 0.6 3.8 - - - - 0.8 ? 27.4
Redcliffe - -
- - - - - - - - - - 0.6 - - - 2.8 0.2 - - 0.2 0.4 - - - - 0.4 - -
Redland (Alexandra Hills) -




- 0.2 - - - - 1.0 - - - - 18.6 0.4 - - 2.8 4.6 - - 0.6 - 0.6 1.0 -
Regents Park - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21.4 - - - 4.6 9.0 - - 0.4 - 1.2

Rocky Point Sugar Mill - - - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - 3.0 - ? ? 26.8 - - 3.4 6.8 ? ? 0.4 - 0.6 0.2
Somerset Dam - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - - - - - - - 9.2 0.2 - - 4.4 4.8 - - - - 0.3 - -
Toogoolawah Post Office - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24.0 - - - 2.2 3.8






University of Queensland Gatton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.8 - - - 1.4 10.4 - - - - 0.6 - -
Wamuran - - - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 9.7 2.0 - - 0.9 3.3






Wivenhoe Dam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.2 - - - 2.2 4.6 - - - - 0.4 - -
Woodford Stanmore - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 25.4 1.2 - - 1.0







Most values are the precipitation in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated. Days marked with ? are part of a longer accumulation, which is shown on the final day.
Values over 100 mm have been rounded to the nearest whole millimetre.
Days marked with - have a rainfall report of zero; days left blank have no rainfall report (which often indicates no rain fell).
Rainfalls coloured
according to the amount
0 1.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 25.0 50.0 100 150 200 300 400 600 millimetres

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each 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 8 am on Monday 3 December 2018. 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.

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