Annual mean temperature anomalies for Australia (compared with 1961–1990 average)

Notes:
Ranks are given from 1 (highest) to 106 (lowest) for temperature, and cover the period from 1910 to 2015 (106 years) for Australian land surface air temperatures; for sea surface temperatures ranks are from 1 (highest) to 116 (lowest) and for rainfall and sea surface temperatures ranks are from 1 (lowest) to 116 (highest), both rainfall and sea surface temperatures cover the period from 1900 to 2015 (116 years). Anomalies are from a 1961–1990 base period. Ranks with = indicate a tie for that position.

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
2015 +0.83 5 96.4 3.6 443.73 57 –5 5.0 7.0 +0.54 3
2014 +0.91 3 94.3 5.7 482.83 79 +4 11.4 2.7 +0.51 4 (=)
2013 +1.20 1 100.0 0.0 430.29 52 –8 6.3 11.8 +0.52 4 (=)
2012 +0.12 39 (=) 58.8 41.2 479.04 78 +3 4.1 4.3 +0.41 9
2011 –0.13 55 (=) 45.9 54.1 707.73 115 +52 62.1 0.0 +0.47 6
2010 +0.20 28 (=) 60.8 39.2 703.36 114 +51 57.3 4.1 +0.59 1 (=)
2009 +0.81 6 96.3 3.7 460.81 66 –1 7.3 5.3 +0.37 12 (=)
2008 +0.34 18 80.8 19.2 478.69 77 +3 6.7 4.0 +0.30 17
2007 +0.63 9 91.8 8.2 506.39 89 +9 9.6 3.1 +0.29 18
2006 +0.39 17 75.8 24.2 488.84 82 +5 19.4 18.1 +0.15 26 (=)
2005 +1.03 2 97.0 3.0 396.98 28 –15 0.4 5.7 +0.38 10 (=)
2004 +0.43 15 (=) 86.5 13.5 497.29 87 +7 10.2 1.5 +0.23 20 (=)
2003 +0.60 10 (=) 94.2 5.8 472.58 74 +2 9.0 1.7 +0.34 15
2002 +0.60 10 =) 97.7 2.3 331.24 3 –28 0.9 37.7 +0.38 10 (=)
2001 –0.06 47 (=) 50.7 49.3 550.08 104 +18 29.0 2.1 +0.41 8
2000 –0.15 58 37.1 62.9 698.3 113 +50 56.1 0.8 +0.35 14
1999 +0.20 28 (=) 66.5 33.5 578.27 108 +24 24.3 0.6 +0.45 7
1998 +0.85 4 95.2 4.8 549.86 103 +18 14.1 0.2 +0.59 1 (=)
1997 +0.20 28 (=) 70.1 29.9 511.34 91 +10 12.8 2.0 +0.10 29 (=)
1996 +0.52 13 82.4 17.6 461.17 68 –1 2.7 6.2 +0.27 19
1995 +0.12 39 (=) 56.3 43.7 520.91 95 +12 16.9 0.0 +0.21 23
1994 +0.14 36 (=) 64.6 35.4 338.57 5 –27 0.0 26.9 –0.03 44 (=)
1993 +0.25 24 70.6 29.4 486.38 80 +5 12.9 3.7 –0.08 50 (=)
1992 +0.07 43 43.0 57.0 453.89 63 –2 25.9 13.8 +0.05 31 (=)
1991 +0.56 12 91.8 8.2 464.06 69 0 6.6 4.4 +0.04 34 (=)
1990 +0.43 15 (=) 86.8 13.2 415.55 41 –11 3.0 10.7 +0.22 22