Year


Mean temperature (Australia)

Annual mean anomaly (°C)
Mean temperature (Australia)
Rank
Mean temperature (Australia)
Proportion of Australia above median (%)
Mean temperature (Australia)
Proportion of Australia below median (%)


Rainfall

National area-averaged mean (mm)
Rainfall
Rank
Rainfall
Percentage above/below average
Rainfall
Proportion of Australia in highest decile (%)
Rainfall
Proportion of Australia in lowest decile (%)
Sea surface temperature
(Australian region)
Annual mean anomaly (°C)
Sea surface temperature (Australian region)
Rank
2013 +1.20 1 100.0 0.0 428 63 –8 6.2 11.7 +0.51 3
2012 +0.11 37 (=) 61.3 38.7 479 38 +3 4.4 4.4 +0.39 7
2011 –0.13 53 47.6 52.4 708 2 +52 62.5 0.0 +0.44 5
2010 +0.20 25 (=) 62.0 38.0 703 3 +51 57.8 4.1 +0.59 1 (=)
2009 +0.81 4 96.7 3.3 461 50 –1 7.4 5.4 +0.37 10 (=)
2008 +0.34 16 82.1 17.9 479 39 +3 6.9 4.3 +0.30 15
2007 +0.63 7 92.9 7.1 506 28 +8 10.1 3.1 +0.29 16
2006 +0.38 15 77.1 22.9 489 35 +5 20.1 18.3 +0.15 24 (=)
2005 +1.03 2 97.1 2.9 397 87 –15 0.5 5.9 +0.38 8 (=)
2004 +0.43 13 (=) 88.7 11.3 497 30 +7 10.8 1.6 +0.23 18 (=)
2003 +0.59 9 94.7 5.3 473 42 +2 9.4 1.8 +0.34 13
2002 +0.60 8 98.0 2.0 331 112 –29 1.0 38.1 +0.38 8 (=)
2001 –0.06 45 (=) 52.1 47.9 550 13 +18 29.3 2.1 +0.41 6
2000 –0.16 56 (=) 39.3 60.7 698 4 +50 56.2 0.8 +0.35 12
1999 +0.19 28 (=) 69.4 30.6 578 9 +24 24.6 0.7 +0.45 4
1998 +0.85 3 96.2 3.8 550 14 +18 14.3 0.2 +0.59 1 (=)
1997 +0.19 28 (=) 72.5 27.5 511 26 +10 13.2 2.1 +0.10 27 (=)
1996 +0.52 11 83.2 16.8 461 48 –1 2.8 6.2 +0.27 17
1995 +0.11 37 (=) 58.7 41.3 521 22 +12 17.2 0.0 +0.21 21
1994 +0.14 32 (=) 67.3 32.7 339 110 –27 0.0 27.1 –0.03 42 (=)
1993 +0.25 22 72.6 27.4 486 37 +5 13.4 3.7 –0.08 48 (=)
1992 +0.06 41 44.1 55.9 454 53 –2 26.0 13.9 +0.05 29 (=)
1991 +0.55 10 92.9 7.1 464 47 0 6.8 4.4 +0.34 32 (=)
1990 +0.43 13 (=) 87.9 12.1 416 74 –10 3.1 10.6 +0.22 20

Notes:

Ranks are given from highest to lowest, and cover the period from 1900 to 2013 (114 years) for rainfall and sea surface temperatures, and 1910 to 2013 (104 years) for Australian (land temperatures). Anomalies are from a 1961-1990 base period.
2013 sea surface temperature values are for the 11 months from January to November.