New South Wales in 2021: very wet overall and relatively cool

New South Wales had its 6th wettest year on record, with 2021 rainfall 30% above average. This included significant floods along the east coast in March, and the state's wettest November on record. It was the state's coolest year since 1996, at 0.15 °C above the 1961–1990 average.

Sixth-wettest year on record

  • New South Wales in 2021 received 720.6 mm overall, 30% above the 1961–1990 average.
  • It was the wettest year since 2010, and the sixth-wettest year since national records began in 1900.
  • Most of the state received above average rainfall, and parts of the Western Slopes and adjoining plains, and the Mid North Coast, exceeded their annual average rainfall by over 50%.
  • Many sites had their highest total rainfall on record or for at least 20 years.
  • The state's highest total was 3867.4 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview), an annual record for that site.
  • Parts of the far west and south-west of the state had rainfall around 20% below the annual average.
  • It was the second-wettest March on record, after 1956, and the wettest month since January 1995.
  • Very heavy falls in the middle of March saw a number sites have their highest daily rainfall on record.
  • The highest daily total for the state in 2021 was 370.0 mm at Hannam Vale on 20 March.
  • Settled conditions resulted in below average rainfall in April and May.
  • June and September had above average rainfall as negative Indian Ocean Dipole conditions influenced eastern Australia in winter and spring.
  • It was the wettest November on record, with multiple troughs crossing the state from a combination of the lingering negative Indian Ocean Dipole, developing La Niña and a persistent positive phase of the Southern Annular Mode.
  • December rainfall was above average in coastal areas, but below average in the far west of the state.

Coolest year since 1996

  • It was the coolest year since 1996 for New South Wales overall, although the mean temperature was 0.15 °C above the 1961–1990 average.
  • The mean maximum temperature for 2021 was 0.13 °C above the 1961–1990 average for the state and the mean minimum temperature was 0.17 °C above average.
  • Daytime and night-time temperatures were up to 1 degree below the 1961–1990 average for parts of the Western Slopes and adjoining plains.
  • Along the coast, mean maximum temperatures were close to average, and mean minimum temperatures were above average.
  • Mean maximum temperatures were close to or above average in the far west of the state.
  • A number of sites along the Western Slopes, mostly with less than 30 years of data, had their lowest mean daily maximum temperature on record or since the 1990s.
  • A few sites, mostly with less than 30 years of data, had their lowest mean daily minimum temperature on record or for at least 20 years.
  • Some sites, mostly with less than 30 years of data, had their lowest mean temperature on record or for at least 20 years.
  • Cloudy skies and wetter than usual conditions saw generally average to below average mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures from January to March.
  • Clear skies and dry conditions in April and May resulted in below average mean minimum temperatures for most of the state.
  • A large mass of cold air crossed New South Wales on 9 and 10 June, with widespread snowfall in non-alpine regions, particularly in the northern ranges.
  • Some sites had their coldest day on record on 9 or 10 June.
  • Mean maximum temperatures in August were the warmest for the state since 2013.
  • Extremely wet conditions saw New South Wales have its coolest November since 1999.
  • Mean maximum temperatures in November were more than 2 degrees below average, and the 10th-coolest for November since national temperature records began in 1910.

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Extremes in 2021
Hottest day 45.1 °C at Smithville AWS on 18 Dec
Warmest days on average 27.6 °C at Smithville AWS
Coolest days on average 10.0 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Coldest day -3.9 °C at Thredbo AWS on 3 Jul
Coldest night -10.0 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on 7 Jul
Coolest nights on average 1.0 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 17.1 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 31.7 °C at Smithville AWS on 25 Jan
Warmest on average overall 21.0 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest on average overall 5.5 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Wettest overall 3867.4 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day 370.0 mm at Hannam Vale (Hannam Vale Road) on 20 Mar
Strongest wind gust 157 km/h at Parkes Airport AWS on 2 Jan

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile 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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Monthly maps

Rainfall rank Maximum temperature rank Minimum temperature rank
January Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
February Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
March Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
April Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
May Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
June Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
July Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
August Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
September Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
October Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
November Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
December Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Coraki (Richmond Terrace) 310.0 on 4 Mar 270.0 on 16 Dec 2020 127
Oberon (Jenolan Caves) 181.0 on 21 Mar =181.0 on 21 Mar 2020 117
Hannam Vale (Hannam Vale Road) 370.0 on 20 Mar 337.6 on 16 Apr 1927 95
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 350.0 on 20 Mar 343.7 on 28 Apr 1963 83
Moree (Mallowa (Narba)) 180.0 on 23 Mar 168.0 on 11 Feb 1976 55
Killawarra (Uralba) 196.8 on 20 Mar 167.0 on 9 Feb 2020 41
Moruya (Kiora) 260.0 on 24 Mar 259.1 on 5 Feb 1971 36
Elands (Black Sands Creek) 180.0 on 22 Mar 170.6 on 4 Feb 1990 35
Nana Glen (Cowling Close) 310.0 on 25 Feb 274.0 on 1 Apr 2009 35
Condobolin Airport AWS 97.6 on 29 Jan 82.0 on 20 Jan 1995 28
Forbes Airport AWS 89.0 on 23 Mar 74.2 on 4 Dec 2010 27
Inverell (Raglan St) 98.4 on 23 Mar 95.4 on 22 Feb 2003 27
Moree Aero 150.0 on 23 Mar 128.6 on 31 Jan 2001 27
Tenterfield (Kookynie) 133.6 on 24 Mar 121.4 on 19 Mar 2017 27
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 118.2 on 6 Feb 93.8 on 28 Feb 2013 26
Terry Hie Hie 97.0 on 23 Mar 86.3 on 10 Mar 1982 25
Tibooburra Airport 103.0 on 23 Mar 72.0 on 1 Mar 2012 25
Merimbula Airport AWS 125.0 on 12 May 120.0 on 1 May 2006 24
Baryulgil (Clarence River) 164.8 on 25 Feb 159.6 on 22 May 2009 22
Gunnedah (Beltana) 96.0 on 7 Nov 83.0 on 29 Mar 2019 22
Rocks Crossing (Nowendoc River) 158.8 on 20 Mar 134.5 on 15 Jun 2011 22
Gunnedah Airport AWS 98.8 on 8 Nov 88.0 on 17 Jan 2004 21
Haystack (Beardy River) 85.5 on 23 Mar 63.5 on 9 Sep 2004 21
Kempsey Airport AWS 225.8 on 19 Mar 210.6 on 5 Jun 2016 21
Kindee Bridge (Hastings River) 283.4 on 20 Mar 184.0 on 23 Feb 2013 20
Rivertree (Many Rivers) 120.0 on 23 Mar 101.0 on 28 Jan 2013 20



Record highest annual total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Maryland 1303.4 1253.6 in 1870 133 830.6
Pallamallawa Post Office 1086.0 1018.7 in 1950 109 616.7
Mole River (Trenayr) 1083.8 1026.4 in 1996 108 648.5
Bonshaw (Campbell St) 1179.6 1178.7 in 1956 104 686.6
Tingha Post Office 1302.8 1227.7 in 1973 98 803.8
Krambach (Bellevue) 1782.6 1723.0 in 1956 89 1055.1
Burcher Post Office 854.4 851.1 in 1956 72 476.8
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 3867.4 3710.4 in 2009 72 1904.1
Glen Morrison (Millbank) 1275.6 1193.6 in 2020 70 851.9
Inverell Research Centre 1313.0 1139.6 in 1983 70 800.6
Nullamanna (Belmore) 1256.6 1228.9 in 1978 61 766.5
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 1121.3 1031.1 in 2010 61 779.1
Ashford (Burrabogie) 1302.6 1152.8 in 1978 60 754.6
Danglemah (Rutherglen) 1073.7 1041.8 in 2004 59 747.0
Richlands (Bouverie) 1575.1 1500.1 in 1978 58 1018.1
Bulga (South Wambo) 1083.3 970.2 in 2020 57 669.6
Goulburn (Cherryton) 1083.2 968.2 in 1974 57 624.4
Nana Glen (Cowling Close) 2506.2 2379.0 in 1974 57 1392.4
Tenterden (Balook) 1288.2 1251.1 in 1978 56 860.7
Attunga (The Pines) 954.2 897.2 in 1984 55 636.6
Gowrie South 1285.2 1196.9 in 1998 54 796.6
Canberra (Australian National Botanic Ga 1102.2 1033.5 in 1974 53 693.1
Dungog - Main Creek (Yeranda) 1891.1 1725.5 in 1963 53 1224.2
Inverell (Wandera) 1202.5 1087.1 in 1978 53 752.8
Bowmans Creek (Grenell) 1305.7 1239.4 in 2011 52 864.7
Gloucester (Upper Bowman) 1723.0 1537.9 in 2009 52 1087.6
Attunga (Tarana) 1092.2 1079.7 in 1978 51 698.8
Crooble Station 913.4 844.4 in 1983 51 587.4
Sutton (Uba) 1025.1 999.6 in 2010 51 650.2
Bulga (Down Town) 1086.6 1004.6 in 1963 50 687.7
Lostock Dam 1353.2 1329.8 in 2011 50 975.8
Bundarra (Beverley) 1299.2 1142.2 in 1971 49 808.5
Rowena Post Office 795.0 791.5 in 1976 49 528.1
Crooked Corner (Wingadeena) 1234.4 1057.2 in 1970 48 803.5
Emmaville (Ben Vale) 1318.2 1165.4 in 1978 48 817.1
Craven (Longview) 1657.4 1483.8 in 1967 47 1055.0
Taralga (Circle C) 1398.5 1385.6 in 1974 47 864.2
Murringo (Yallambee) 1075.8 1011.6 in 2010 46 695.0
Aranda (Bindaga St) 1105.0 1036.6 in 2010 45 666.9
Goulburn TAFE 972.8 915.4 in 2010 45 630.5
Moree (Mallowa (Narba)) 807.4 778.9 in 2020 43 508.2
Muswellbrook (Spring Creek (Castle Vale) 1047.8 988.9 in 1988 43 669.3
Cobbadah (Rocky Glen) 1108.5 1080.4 in 1983 42 768.7
Hillston ( Aldinga) 741.8 740.2 in 2016 41 419.6
Kenebri (Cumbil) 1010.8 993.5 in 2010 40 593.0
Manilla (Fern Hill) 1036.2 930.4 in 1977 40 634.6
Milbrodale (Hillsdale) 1172.1 1012.9 in 1989 40 760.0
Guyra Hospital 1199.6 1179.3 in 2011 37 906.2
Duri Post Office 1136.1 986.0 in 1998 36 727.9
Gowrie (Lallybroch) 1265.9 958.7 in 2000 36 721.1
Torrens (Darke St) 1060.0 983.0 in 1992 36 671.0
Manilla (Towri) 894.4 814.0 in 1984 35 629.3
Smiths Lake (Patsys Flat Road) 2461.4 2098.3 in 2011 33 1485.3
Cooma Airport AWS 847.4 812.4 in 2012 32 539.5
Godfreys Creek (Taroona) 1065.2 942.4 in 1990 32 641.8
Araluen Lower (Araluen Rd) 1473.0 1447.2 in 1988 30 907.8
Bruce (Australian Institute of Sport) 1047.7 942.7 in 1983 29 686.8
Elands (Black Sands Creek) 1959.6 1832.6 in 2009 29 1257.4
Upper Pappinbarra (Hillcrest) 2172.4 2094.4 in 2009 29 1392.6
Walcha (Inglewood) 1137.0 1038.2 in 2020 29 796.5
Boonoo Boonoo (Currawong) 1312.8 1303.0 in 2011 28 938.8
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 1255.2 909.2 in 2020 28 658.8
Goulburn Airport AWS 943.8 857.2 in 2010 27 558.4
Hampton (Bindo) 1389.0 1343.0 in 1990 27 888.7
Moruya (Kiora) 1551.0 1495.1 in 1992 27 983.1
Scone Airport AWS 981.0 902.4 in 1998 27 613.0
Upper Allyn Township 2146.8 1891.8 in 1989 27 1381.9
Bombala AWS 941.8 885.4 in 2011 26 570.0
Inverell (Raglan St) 1266.9 1054.6 in 2011 26 792.2
Moree Aero 883.8 848.6 in 2004 26 573.7
Brogo Dam 1375.5 1244.4 in 2010 25 779.1
Forbes Airport AWS 1052.2 944.8 in 2010 25 515.4
Glen Innes Airport AWS 1458.4 1185.8 in 2011 25 892.8
Kars Springs (Welldun) 1249.2 1176.8 in 2020 25 841.9
Penrith Lakes AWS 1180.8 1094.2 in 2020 25 740.0
Richmond RAAF 1053.0 1051.2 in 2007 25 741.1
Tarana (Wonga) 1090.4 1031.2 in 2010 25 778.5
Armidale Airport AWS 1125.8 1063.4 in 2020 24 772.2
Badgerys Creek AWS 1064.0 1041.8 in 2007 24 675.0
Jerangle (Lyons Creek) 1092.5 1051.8 in 2010 23 731.6
Bega AWS 1173.2 1020.6 in 2010 22 666.5
Dubbo Airport AWS 924.4 916.4 in 2016 22 569.6
Walcha (Thee St) 1099.0 1047.8 in 2020 22 803.2
Bylong (Bylong Road) 898.4 861.1 in 2016 21 606.3
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 1919.4 1634.4 in 2016 21 1225.0
Hillview (Shoalhaven River) 924.0 806.0 in 2020 21 566.5
Merimbula Airport AWS 1325.4 1131.8 in 2012 21 770.0
Taree Airport AWS 1836.7 1606.0 in 2011 21 1144.6
Blackheath (Wombat Street) 1786.0 1762.0 in 2020 20 1130.0
Narrabri Airport AWS 896.0 891.4 in 2004 20 569.8
Parkville (Kingdon Ponds) 932.6 827.4 in 2020 20 582.3
Talbingo 1343.8 1343.2 in 2016 20 952.7
Tarana (Fish River) 1032.0 914.0 in 2020 20 554.8

Highest annual total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Annual
average
Quirindi Post Office 1095.2 1149.0 in 1921* 683.1
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 1282.8 1320.4 in 1921* 841.5
Delungra (Pearsby Hall) 1136.5 1157.0 in 1921* 663.4
Croppa Creek (Krui Plains) 929.1 1026.3 in 1950* 582.0
Warroo (Geeron) 789.2 927.1 in 1950* 443.8
Uralla (Mihi) 1128.8 1205.5 in 1950* 755.6
Tulloona (Coolanga) 934.8 1001.3 in 1950* 578.5
Warialda Post Office 1065.5 1085.6 in 1950* 683.2
Breeza (The Park) 958.2 1170.6 in 1950* 637.2
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 808.2 823.1 in 1956 461.8
Dalgety (Hamilton St) 805.6 875.0 in 1950* 489.5
Wyalong Post Office 843.4 851.2 in 1956* 481.5
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 996.8 1038.3 in 1956* 623.2
Big Hill (Glen Dusk) 1162.0 1391.0 in 1950* 708.6
Tuena (Wyoming) 1193.0 1331.9 in 1956* 765.9
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 1045.8 1128.5 in 1955* 691.5
Goulburn (Pomeroy) 1118.5 1252.9 in 1952* 707.5
Bunnan (Milhaven) 1087.6 1264.3 in 1950* 637.5
Crookwell Post Office 1267.6 1267.8 in 1956* 861.4
Boggabri (Retreat) 947.4 966.3 in 1955* 583.4
Curlewis Post Office 951.1 1182.8 in 1950* 581.1
Murringo (Windermere) 1041.3 1108.3 in 1956* 645.5
Binya Post Office 738.4 767.8 in 1956* 424.0
Attunga (Garthowen) 1080.1 1094.1 in 1955* 631.1
Biala (Alvison) 1077.0 1214.2 in 1952* 702.4
Uralla (Dumaresq St) 1073.2 1119.4 in 1956* 791.1
Branxton (Dalwood Vineyard) 1132.0 1152.4 in 1962* 815.4
Nundle Post Office 1221.9 1284.7 in 1956* 838.5
Old Koreelah (McPherson) 1278.2 1321.0 in 1959* 872.1
Gunning Rural Supplies 980.5 1014.6 in 1956* 657.5
Sapphire (Argyle) 1111.9 1170.6 in 1959* 760.0
Wingham (Lanark Close) 1983.6 2211.5 in 1963* 1102.9
Gloucester Post Office 1516.6 1659.1 in 1963* 983.8
Taree (Patanga Cl) 2148.5 2410.3 in 1963* 1181.8
Krambach (Firefly Rd) 1815.6 2230.1 in 1963* 1123.9
Keepit Dam 874.6 886.0 in 1971* 614.6
Peak Hill (Waratah) 846.8 1052.4 in 1973* 536.3
Bingara (Keera) 1070.4 1097.3 in 1971* 706.5
Bemboka Post Office 1317.0 1397.2 in 1974* 817.2
Delungra (Craigmore) 1071.9 1147.7 in 1950* 695.4
Lake Cargelligo Airport 668.2 682.4 in 1969* 418.9
Stroud Post Office 1550.8 1638.8 in 1967* 1140.3
Chichester Dam 1826.0 1905.2 in 1978* 1307.7
Greenethorpe (Iandra) 942.8 1003.7 in 1950* 591.3
Mandurama (Gallymont (Homeleigh)) 1334.4 1357.1 in 1973* 856.5
Tuross 1435.6 1436.4 in 1978* 927.9
Walcha Road ( Boxley) 1080.6 1085.4 in 1978* 763.2
Braidwood (Wallace Street) 1191.4 1291.6 in 1978* 721.2
Goulburn (Springfield) 976.0 1193.3 in 1974* 670.2
Jerrabattgulla (Gilston) 1261.4 1264.0 in 1978* 765.7
Bombala (Therry Street) 1011.0 1016.2 in 1978* 648.1
Braidwood (Krawarree) 1272.4 1580.4 in 1974* 797.6
Pindari Dam 1101.1 1162.8 in 1978* 726.1
Rock Flat (Old Post Office) 721.4 754.2 in 1978* 508.1
Wombeyan Caves 1278.0 1478.4 in 1963* 840.1
Crookwell (Gundowringa) 1123.9 1174.4 in 1974* 749.8
Goulburn (Hillwood) 1068.0 1141.6 in 1978* 730.3
Moruya (The Lagoon) 1761.0 1820.2 in 1975* 1096.7
Craigie (Finchley) 987.8 999.6 in 1978* 718.6
Lowther Park 1286.5 1339.3 in 1978* 953.3
Number One (Murrays Creek) 1465.4 1474.4 in 1978* 1033.9
Bungonia (Inverary Park) 957.4 1031.6 in 1984 659.8
Charleyong (Nerriga Road) 1065.6 1207.4 in 1978* 738.2
Rockley Post Office 1063.8 1081.3 in 1973* 700.8
Stanborough (Rockfield) 1234.8 1300.8 in 1978* 796.6
Batemans Bay - Buckenbowra 1536.5 1553.3 in 1975* 1001.4
Bulahdelah Post Office 1873.6 1976.4 in 1967* 1325.9
Cathcart (Old Post Office) 1282.4 1559.1 in 1978* 808.6
Dalgety (Severn Park) 825.4 860.6 in 1978* 548.6
Nimmitabel Wastewater Treatment Facility 1005.6 1044.9 in 1978* 692.3
Temora Ambulance Station 849.1 903.6 in 1974* 540.7
Stuart Town (Canobla) 1004.4 1068.4 in 1978* 685.7
Walcha (Emu Creek) 1025.1 1071.6 in 1984* 707.5
Wallabadah (Woodton) 1203.0 1240.7 in 1983* 767.3
Eden (Timbillica) 1252.2 1283.8 in 1989* 961.6
Guyra Post Office 1179.0 1180.7 in 1978* 876.7
Kings Plains (Croye) 1267.2 1301.6 in 1983* 846.5
Rock Forest (Bimbil) 1001.5 1177.2 in 1973* 666.3
Tabulam (Muirne) 1765.2 1813.6 in 1989* 1258.5
Bettowynd (Bellaringah) 1318.0 1364.4 in 1978* 780.3
Bevendale (Riverview) 942.3 980.2 in 1984* 623.9
Jindabyne (Glochinbah) 905.2 909.5 in 1978* 631.1
Mandurama Post Office 1212.8 1312.1 in 1973* 786.9
Nimmitabel (Cottesloe) 1548.6 1771.0 in 1988* 1008.9
Tia (Highrent) 1160.4 1175.4 in 1984* 868.7
Breeza (Alpha) 925.4 926.5 in 1984* 647.1
Captains Flat (Foxlow St) 1218.0 1398.6 in 1974* 742.7
Cheetham Flats (Jundas) 1108.6 1158.3 in 1990* 847.3
Majors Creek (Larmer Street) 1617.2 1773.1 in 1978* 951.0
Rouchel Brook (Albano) 1186.9 1191.4 in 1990* 788.7
Delegate Station 868.9 889.1 in 1985* 662.6
Glen Innes (Reddestone (Redbank)) 1158.2 1278.0 in 1978* 801.2
Tenterfield (Aberfeldie) 1119.4 1180.8 in 1978* 799.7
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 1195.1 1270.4 in 1988* 845.9
Hunter Springs (Wondecla) 1516.0 1609.0 in 1990* 1146.6
Whiporie Post Office 1471.6 1472.9 in 1989* 1090.7
Brogo (Hawks Head Road) 1518.8 1574.8 in 1978* 939.1
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa 1134.0 1283.2 in 1978* 764.9
Wellingrove (Wangalea) 1313.8 1370.0 in 1990* 849.1
Nowendoc (Green Hills) 1458.0 1461.4 in 1984* 1083.6
Oberon (Jenolan Caves Road) 1115.0 1126.4 in 1990* 745.4
Ashford (Beaumont) 1036.4 1123.6 in 1978* 718.9
Duri (Ashgrove) No 142 1111.7 1195.0 in 1984* 710.0
Nerriga Composite 1002.0 1021.0 in 1989* 767.9
Berrima West (Medway (Wombat Creek)) 994.9 1141.7 in 1990* 772.9
Richmond - UWS Hawkesbury 1046.6 1426.6 in 1990* 798.9
Tabulam Post Office 1345.2 1438.4 in 1996* 978.4
Thredbo AWS 1845.2 2241.9 in 1975* 1432.8
Williamtown RAAF 1556.0 1560.2 in 1998* 1127.6
Barraba (Mount Lindsay) 1349.8 1391.7 in 1984* 979.9
Deepwater Post Office 1165.8 1196.5 in 1996* 793.3
Dungog Post Office 1348.4 1512.3 in 1990* 986.2
Tubbul (Keiraville) 815.4 921.4 in 1992* 550.0
Countegany (Gaerloch) 1222.8 1310.8 in 1974* 811.1

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




Record lowest daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Dunedoo Post Office 6.3 on 10 Jun = 6.3 on 3 Jul 1984 56 24.1
Bankstown Airport AWS 9.6 on 10 Jun = 9.6 on 20 Jul 1983 54 23.4
Cooma Visitors Centre 3.2 on 9 Jun 3.3 on 25 Jul 1986 49 19.4
Camden Airport AWS 8.4 on 10 Jun 9.6 on 20 Jul 1983 48 23.8
Cessnock Airport AWS 8.8 on 10 Jun 10.8 on 19 Aug 1996 34 24.3
Mount Boyce AWS 1.3 on 10 Jun 1.8 on 31 Jul 1994 31 17.1
Scone Airport AWS 8.4 on 10 Jun 9.0 on 19 Aug 1996 31 24.5
Richmond RAAF 8.3 on 10 Jun 9.5 on 13 Jul 2011 29 24.3
Walgett Airport AWS 9.1 on 10 Jun 9.2 on 3 Jul 2010 29 27.7
Badgerys Creek AWS 8.5 on 10 Jun 10.5 on 13 Jul 1997 27 24.0
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 10.2 on 10 Jun 11.3 on 19 Aug 1996 27 23.1
Moree Aero 9.5 on 10 Jun 9.6 on 27 Jun 2016 27 27.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 8.3 on 10 Jun 11.2 on 26 Jul 2009 27 24.8
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 8.9 on 10 Jun 10.9 on 13 Jul 2011 25 23.8
Merimbula Airport AWS 10.4 on 9 Jun 11.0 on 10 Jun 2009 24 20.8
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 9.7 on 10 Jun 11.0 on 28 Jul 2008 23 22.6
Gunnedah Airport AWS 7.6 on 10 Jun 9.0 on 2 Jul 2010 21 26.3
Narrabri Airport AWS 8.4 on 10 Jun 9.1 on 2 Jul 2010 21 26.9
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 10.4 on 10 Jun 10.9 on 28 Jul 2008 20 21.4



Record lowest annual mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Forbes Airport AWS 23.0 23.1 in 1996 26 24.5
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 11.4 11.8 in 2012 25 12.6
Cootamundra Airport 20.9 = 20.9 in 1996 25 22.4
Orange Airport AWS 17.1 = 17.1 in 2000 25 18.5
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 19.6 20.0 in 2012 25 20.9
Parkes Airport AWS 22.4 22.5 in 2000 24 23.9
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 21.9 22.0 in 2008 22 22.6
West Wyalong Airport AWS 22.8 = 22.8 in 2010 22 24.1

Lowest annual mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Annual
average
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 21.3 21.2 in 1974* 22.6
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 23.3 23.0 in 1984* 24.6
Bombala AWS 16.8 15.9 in 1992 17.9
Cooma Airport AWS 17.0 16.2 in 1992 18.2
Goulburn TAFE 18.5 18.4 in 1992* 19.8
Lake Cargelligo Airport 23.5 =23.5 in 1992* 25.1
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 19.6 19.3 in 1992* 20.6
Bathurst Agricultural Station 19.7 19.5 in 1996 20.0
Bombala (Therry Street) 18.4 17.7 in 1995* 18.5
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 18.4 17.8 in 1996 19.3
Goulburn Airport AWS 18.9 18.2 in 1996 19.8
Hume Reservoir 21.4 20.5 in 1996 21.6
Wagga Wagga AMO 21.8 21.4 in 1996 22.2
Young Airport 20.9 20.8 in 1996 22.3
Albury Airport AWS 21.6 =21.6 in 2000 22.5
Burrinjuck Dam 20.7 20.1 in 1996* 20.7
Taralga Post Office 17.8 17.7 in 2000 18.3
Condobolin Airport AWS 23.8 23.7 in 2000* 24.9

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




Record lowest annual mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Mangrove Mountain AWS 10.8 10.9 in 2012 27 11.6
Condobolin Airport AWS 8.9 9.1 in 2012 26 10.3
Penrith Lakes AWS 11.6 = 11.6 in 1996 26 12.4
Yanco Agricultural Institute 10.6 10.7 in 2012 22 11.4
Narrabri Airport AWS 11.2 = 11.2 in 2012 20 12.2

Lowest annual mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Annual
average
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 7.4 7.3 in 1972* 8.3
Peak Hill Post Office 11.2 10.7 in 1992* 12.0

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




Record lowest annual mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Walgett Airport AWS 18.8 = 18.8 in 2010 28 19.9
Condobolin Airport AWS 16.3 16.8 in 1996 26 17.6
Forbes Airport AWS 16.1 16.2 in 1996 26 17.1
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 8.0 8.2 in 2012 25 8.9
Orange Airport AWS 11.4 11.6 in 2000 25 12.3
Deniliquin Airport AWS 16.0 = 16.0 in 1998 24 16.6
Parkes Airport AWS 15.5 15.7 in 2000 24 16.6
Coonamble Airport AWS 17.9 18.2 in 2010 23 19.2
West Wyalong Airport AWS 15.9 16.0 in 2012 22 17.1
Yanco Agricultural Institute 16.9 17.2 in 2012 22 17.8
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 16.0 = 16.0 in 2008 20 17.2
Gunnedah Airport AWS 17.2 = 17.2 in 2008 20 18.2
Narrabri Airport AWS 18.4 18.6 in 2008 20 19.5

Lowest annual mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Annual
average
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 14.9 14.4 in 1956* 16.0
Bombala AWS 10.9 =10.9 in 1993 11.6
Goulburn TAFE 13.0 12.7 in 1992* 13.7
Tamworth Airport AWS 16.5 16.3 in 1996 17.4
Taralga Post Office 11.7 11.6 in 1996 12.2
Wagga Wagga AMO 15.3 15.0 in 1996 15.7
Camden Airport AWS 16.5 16.1 in 1992* 17.0
Menindee Post Office 18.5 =18.5 in 1996* 18.7
Bathurst Airport AWS 13.1 =13.1 in 2000 13.7
Dubbo Airport AWS 16.6 16.5 in 2000 17.5
Trangie Research Station AWS 17.5 =17.5 in 2000* 17.8

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




Summary statistics for 2021

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean
for
2021
Diff
from
average
Highest
for
2021
Mean
for
2021
Diff
from
average
Lowest
for
2021
Total
for
2021
Average
annual
total
Rank
of
2021
Fraction
of annual
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 26.1 -0.8 44.2 18 Dec 12.3 -0.7 -1.8 31 May 192.6 228.5 average 84%
Smithville AWS 27.6   45.1 18 Dec 13.2   -0.3 31 May 135.6


Tibooburra Airport 27.5 -0.6 43.2 18 Dec 14.6 -0.4 2.7 7 Jul 303.2 187.9 high 161%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 27.6   43.7 18 Dec 14.1   -0.7 21 Jul 262.0


White Cliffs AWS 26.5 -0.9 43.3 18 Dec 13.8 -0.5 1.1 21 Jul 306.4 258.3 average 119%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 24.1 -0.6 42.5 18 Dec 11.5 -0.3 -0.2 30 May 219.0 246.0 average 89%
Lake Victoria Storage 24.3 +0.5 41.5 24 Jan     -2.0 30 May 189.6 258.5 low 73%
Menindee Post Office 25.4 -0.6 44.2 18 Dec 11.6 +0.2 -1.6 31 May 281.3 243.7 high 115%
Mulurulu AWS 24.9   43.6 18 Dec 10.3   -3.5 30 May 299.4


Pooncarie Mail Agency 25.4 -1.1 43.0 18 Dec 10.9 -0.5 -1.8 30 May 328.4 267.7 high 123%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 27.4 -0.9 42.2 14 Jan 12.7 -0.8 -2.7 7 Jul 497.2 307.1 high 162%
Brewarrina Hospital 27.0 -0.7 41.6 27 Jan 12.1 -0.6 -1.5 22 Jul 553.8 410.9 high 135%
Cobar MO 25.2 -0.2 41.2 18 Dec 12.3 -0.6 -1.3 7 Jul 493.4 391.2 high 126%
Noona AWS 24.9   41.6 18 Dec 12.8   0.8 30 May 506.0


Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 27.4   41.5 27 Jan 12.3   -2.9 11 Jul 455.4


Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 24.0 -0.4 42.2 24 Jan 10.2 +0.1 -2.0 10 Jul 310.7 323.0 average 96%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 24.0   41.8 18 Dec 8.8   -5.2 30 May 690.4


Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 25.0 -1.1 44.2 18 Dec 11.5 -0.9 -0.5 30 May 389.8 241.9 high 161%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Airport AWS 23.8 -1.1 40.7 24 Jan 8.9 -1.4 -4.3 29 May



Peak Hill Post Office     39.8 24 Jan 11.2 -0.8 -2.0 7 Jul 834.3 564.2 v high 148%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 22.8 -1.3 41.1 24 Jan 8.9 -1.1 -2.6 31 May 836.0 463.7 v high 180%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 24.9 -1.6 39.4 26 Jan 10.8 -1.0 -2.6 22 Jul 805.0 540.3 v high 149%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 25.5   39.6 27 Jan 11.7   -2.9 30 Jul 625.6


Trangie Research Station AWS 24.5 -0.2 39.7 27 Jan 10.5 -0.4 -2.4 22 Jul 784.4 496.4 v high 158%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 26.8   41.0 27 Jan 11.1   -3.3 22 Jul 683.6


Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Walgett Airport AWS 26.5 -1.2 40.9 27 Jan 11.1 -0.9 -3.6 22 Jul 742.4 431.0 v high 172%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 26.3 -0.7 39.6 21 Dec 12.3 -0.3 -0.8 5 Jul 883.8 573.7 highest 154%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 23.3 -1.3 35.2 27 Jan 7.4 -0.9 -4.9 5 Jul 1045.8 691.5 v high 151%
Narrabri Airport AWS 25.5 -1.4 38.1 21 Dec 11.2 -1.0 -1.8 22 Jul 896.0 569.8 highest 157%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 24.9 -1.4 37.6 21 Dec 9.5 -0.7 -3.4 5 Jul 989.8 568.3 v high 174%
Tamworth Airport AWS 24.1 -0.9 36.1 21 Dec 9.0 -0.9 -4.7 5 Jul 930.2 638.5 v high 146%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 19.6 -1.0 31.0 27 Jan 6.7 +1.0 -7.0 17 May 1121.3 779.1 highest 144%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 19.7 -0.7 30.9 27 Jan 6.3 0.0 -7.6 7 Jul 991.8 746.8 v high 133%
Armidale Airport AWS 18.7 -0.9 30.5 27 Jan 7.4 -0.2 -5.2 30 Jul 1125.8 772.2 highest 146%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 19.4 -0.3 32.0 27 Jan 7.3 -0.1 -4.0 22 Jul 1282.8 841.5 v high 152%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 19.5 -0.9 31.9 27 Jan 5.8 -0.3 -7.5 17 May 1458.4 892.8 highest 163%
Guyra Hospital 17.1 -0.8 28.9 27 Jan 6.4 -0.3 -4.6 26 Aug 1199.6 906.2 highest 132%
Inverell (Raglan St) 23.1 -1.1 35.3 27 Jan 8.1 +0.3 -4.8 7 Jul 1266.9 792.2 highest 160%
Inverell Research Centre 22.5 -0.4 35.1 27 Jan 10.2 -0.2 -2.5 22 Jul 1313.0 800.6 highest 164%
Tenterfield (Federation Park)     32.2 22 Feb 7.6 -0.4 -5.9 22 Jul 1195.1 845.9 v high 141%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 21.9 -0.5 33.0 21 Dec 12.7 0.0 2.4 22 Jul 1765.2 1258.5 v high 140%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 24.4 -0.2 34.4 4 Oct 14.7 +0.2 2.7 28 Aug 2026.0 1817.8 average 111%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 23.7 0.0 32.5 7 Feb 17.1 0.0 8.6 10 Jun 1692.8 1473.2 average 115%
Casino Airport AWS 25.9 -0.3 36.2 21 Dec 13.2 -0.1 1.2 30 Jul 1434.2 1053.7 high 136%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 24.7 -0.1 37.3 4 Oct 15.4 0.0 5.1 10 Jun



Grafton Airport AWS 25.3 -0.6 35.4 21 Dec 12.7 -0.1 0.1 30 Jul 1449.0 1138.7 high 127%
Grafton Research Stn 25.2 -0.7 35.3 21 Dec     2.7 20 Jul 1327.4 996.1 high 133%
Lismore Airport AWS 25.5 -0.6 35.2 20 Dec 12.8 -0.1 0.7 30 Jul 1495.2 1220.4 high 123%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 25.5 -0.3 34.0 4 Oct     2.6 29 Aug 1994.0 1595.0 high 125%
Yamba Pilot Station 24.2 +0.8 33.1 4 Oct 16.0 +0.5 6.7 7 Jul 1942.8 1463.2 v high 133%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 23.8   35.0 4 Oct 14.2   2.3 26 Jul 2471.8


Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 19.4 -0.6 30.5 21 Dec 10.1 +0.1 -1.0 30 Jul 2267.5 1915.4 high 118%
Kempsey Airport AWS 24.6 -0.5 35.8 21 Dec 11.8 0.0 0.2 20 Jul 1822.4 1109.4 high 164%
Manning (district 60)
Port Maquarie (Port Macquarie Airport Aw 23.7   33.6 4 Oct 12.7   0.3 13 Jun 2045.6


Taree Airport AWS 23.6 -0.5 34.9 10 Oct 12.5 -0.2 0.9 17 May 1836.7 1144.6 highest 160%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 24.1 -0.3 37.8 21 Dec 12.4 +0.5 2.1 30 Jul 3867.4 1904.1 highest 203%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 23.4 -0.9 38.1 26 Jan 10.5 -0.2 -1.7 6 Jul 982.2 738.4 v high 133%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 23.1 -0.8 37.8 26 Jan 10.9 -0.5 -1.8 30 Jul 1343.6 1079.3 high 124%
Gosford AWS 22.4   38.7 26 Jan 12.6   0.8 30 Jul 1428.6


Maitland Airport AWS 23.8   38.0 26 Jan 11.4   -0.2 31 Jul 986.2


Mangrove Mountain AWS 22.0 0.0 37.3 26 Jan 10.8 -0.8 -0.5 22 Jul 1546.6 1127.9 high 137%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 22.7 -1.3 36.4 24 Jan 8.5 -0.7 -5.7 7 Jul 908.2 613.9 v high 148%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 22.6   35.5 21 Dec 9.0   -4.0 7 Jul 1278.3


Murrurundi Gap AWS 19.6 -1.2 32.5 24 Jan 10.2 -0.7 0.2 16 May 951.0 720.9 high 132%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 22.4 -0.5 32.9 19 Dec 14.9 +0.4 6.5 5 Jul 1735.7 1342.5 high 129%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 21.9 +0.1 35.5 26 Jan 14.8 +0.5 5.5 7 Jul



Norah Head AWS 22.6 +0.2 36.0 26 Jan 14.9 -0.3 6.0 11 Jun 1392.2 1163.9 high 120%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 23.6 -0.6 38.0 21 Dec 12.0 -0.1 0.5 7 Jul 1229.8 939.9 v high 131%
Scone Airport AWS 23.7 -0.8 37.4 24 Jan 9.8 -0.3 -3.5 7 Jul 981.0 613.0 highest 160%
Singleton Defence AWS 23.6   37.1 26 Jan 12.0   -0.5 7 Jul 1026.6


Williamtown RAAF 23.1 -0.1 38.4 26 Jan 12.8 +0.3 2.0 31 Jul 1556.0 1127.6 v high 138%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 21.8 -0.9 36.5 24 Jan 7.9 -0.3 -5.0 29 May 854.2 666.9 high 128%
Nullo Mountain AWS 15.9 -0.9 30.7 25 Jan 7.4 -0.7 -2.5 6 Jul 1183.2 950.0 high 125%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 19.7 -0.3 35.0 24 Jan 6.1 -0.7 -6.0 22 Jul 977.2 639.7 v high 153%
Bathurst Airport AWS 19.8 -0.7 35.5 24 Jan 6.4 -0.5 -5.7 30 Jul 901.4 616.4 v high 146%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 17.4 -1.2 33.3 24 Jan 6.5 -0.5 -6.3 22 Jul 1021.4 785.8 high 130%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 17.6   32.5 24 Jan 5.3   -7.9 22 Jul 974.6


Mount Boyce AWS 16.4 -0.7 33.2 24 Jan 7.6 -0.5 -1.6 6 Jul 1557.0 1005.9 v high 155%
Orange Airport AWS 17.1 -1.4 33.0 24 Jan 5.6 -0.6 -5.6 22 Jul 1455.8 924.2 v high 158%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 22.5 -1.2 34.6 26 Jan 8.0 +0.6 -4.8 7 Jul 1173.7 747.8 v high 157%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 21.2 -1.6 33.5 21 Dec 10.8 -0.8 1.2 22 Jul 1105.0 690.6 v high 160%
Dunedoo Post Office 23.5 -0.6 37.4 26 Jan     -4.0 7 Jul 886.8 615.4 v high 144%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 22.1 -1.6 40.2 24 Jan 8.4 -0.5 -2.7 16 May 972.6 559.9 v high 174%
Dubbo Airport AWS 23.8 -0.9 39.3 27 Jan 9.5 -0.8 -4.0 7 Jul 924.4 569.6 highest 162%
Forbes Airport AWS 23.0 -1.5 39.7 24 Jan 9.1 -0.6 -3.4 29 May 1052.2 515.4 highest 204%
Parkes Airport AWS 22.4 -1.5 38.7 24 Jan 8.5 -0.7 -3.6 29 May 857.2 637.8 high 134%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 23.3 -0.1 40.5 26 Jan 12.0 -0.1 0.6 30 Jul 944.8 868.0 average 109%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 22.5 -0.6 39.5 26 Jan 11.8 -0.5 1.2 30 Jul



Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 22.6   39.6 26 Jan 11.4   0.3 30 Jul 946.0


Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 23.0 -0.4 40.0 26 Jan     2.3 30 Jul 1092.0 968.3 high 113%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 23.2   37.1 26 Jan 14.1   5.2 22 Jul 1290.2


Sydney Airport AMO 22.8 +0.4 41.6 26 Jan 14.2 +0.6 4.6 11 Jun 1196.6 1080.4 high 111%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 20.9 -0.4 34.4 19 Dec 15.4 -0.3 7.2 11 Jun



Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 23.2 -0.9 41.0 26 Jan 12.5 -0.5 1.8 30 Jul 1026.8


Terrey Hills AWS 21.2 -0.7 37.5 26 Jan 12.7 -0.6 2.9 30 Jul 1372.0 1101.7 high 125%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 23.3 -0.7 40.6 26 Jan 10.4 -0.5 -1.3 30 Jul 1064.0 675.0 highest 158%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 22.9 -0.9 39.1 26 Jan 11.5 -0.6 -0.2 22 Jul 977.0 780.3 high 125%
Penrith Lakes AWS 24.1 -0.7 40.7 26 Jan 11.6 -0.8 -0.6 22 Jul 1180.8 740.0 highest 160%
Richmond RAAF 23.5 -0.8 39.8 26 Jan 10.6 -0.5 -2.7 30 Jul 1053.0 741.1 highest 142%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 21.9 -0.7 39.8 26 Jan 11.8 +0.2 0.0 10 Jun 1138.8 922.5 high 123%
Camden Airport AWS 23.1 -0.7 39.9 24 Jan 9.9 -0.4 -2.1 22 Jul 1064.0 796.6 high 134%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan)     40.0 24 Jan 10.2 -0.5 -1.1 30 Jul 1027.2 719.9 v high 143%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 17.1   34.5 24 Jan 8.5   -0.9 6 Jul 1086.2


Holsworthy Defence AWS 22.2   41.2 26 Jan 11.1   0.7 10 Jun 1180.0


Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 20.1 -0.6 34.5 26 Jan 14.2 -0.1 5.9 7 Jul 1449.8 1227.4 high 118%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 20.5   35.7 26 Jan 12.6   1.6 30 Jul 1323.8


Kiama (Bombo Headland) 20.9 -0.5 31.7 19 Dec 14.3 -0.3 5.1 10 Jun 1225.8 1053.0 average 116%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 21.7 -0.7 38.7 24 Jan 11.6 0.0 1.6 10 Jun 1280.0 939.0 high 136%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 21.5 -0.4 39.5 25 Jan 8.8 -0.1 -2.9 30 Jul 1173.2 666.5 highest 176%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 18.4 -0.9 37.3 25 Jan 6.0 -0.1 -6.2 31 May 1255.2 658.8 highest 191%
Green Cape AWS 19.3 -0.4 29.0 24 Jan 13.2 -0.2 6.6 2 Aug 966.8 627.2 v high 154%
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.4 -0.4 31.1 22 Jan 9.9 0.0 0.2 4 Jul 1325.4 770.0 highest 172%
Moruya Airport AWS 20.9 -0.5 36.4 18 Dec 10.6 +0.5 -1.0 30 Jul 1189.4 827.5 v high 144%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 20.1 -0.4 35.2 18 Dec 12.0 +0.7 4.0 22 Jul 1148.1 953.6 high 120%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 20.0 -0.1 32.2 26 Jan 12.1 0.0 3.0 9 Aug 1270.5 919.8 high 138%
Nerriga AWS 18.7   38.1 24 Jan 7.4   -4.5 7 Jul 1070.4


Ulladulla AWS 20.3 -0.4 36.0 26 Jan 13.4 +0.1 4.3 10 Jun



Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 18.4 -0.1 37.5 25 Jan 5.3 +0.4 -6.5 30 Jul 1011.0 648.1 v high 156%
Bombala AWS 16.8 -1.1 37.5 25 Jan 5.0 -0.2 -6.3 31 May 941.8 570.0 highest 165%
Canberra Airport 19.6 -1.5 38.0 25 Jan 6.2 -0.6 -6.3 31 May 912.6 624.4 high 146%
Cooma Airport AWS 17.0 -1.2 34.3 25 Jan 3.6 -0.4 -8.4 6 Jul 847.4 539.5 highest 157%
Goulburn Airport AWS 18.9 -0.9 37.1 24 Jan 5.7 -0.4 -7.2 7 Jul 943.8 558.4 highest 169%
Goulburn TAFE 18.5 -1.3 36.8 24 Jan 7.5 -0.1 -3.8 7 Jul 972.8 630.5 highest 154%
Taralga Post Office 17.8 -0.5 36.0 24 Jan 5.7 -0.4 -6.0 22 Jul



Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 19.6 -1.3 37.0 25 Jan 6.6 -0.4 -5.6 30 Jul



Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 10.0 -1.1 25.8 25 Jan 1.0 -0.4 -10.0 7 Jul 2582.2


Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 21.6 -0.9 40.2 25 Jan 9.0 -0.2 -1.6 29 May 818.2 618.2 high 132%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 11.4 -1.2 28.6 24 Jan 4.6 -0.6 -4.8 21 Jul 1919.4 1225.0 highest 157%
Hume Reservoir 21.4 -0.2 39.7 25 Jan 10.2 +0.2 -1.4 29 May 918.4 693.8 high 132%
Khancoban AWS 20.5 -0.8 39.7 25 Jan 7.5 +0.2 -3.1 31 May 1300.2 934.5 v high 139%
Tumbarumba Post Office 19.7 -0.1 37.5 24 Jan 5.9 +0.3 -6.0 31 May 1284.8 976.5 high 132%
Wagga Wagga AMO 21.8 -0.4 40.8 24 Jan 8.8 -0.3 -2.9 30 May



Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 20.7 0.0 40.0 25 Jan     -0.5 29 May 1309.8 926.3 v high 141%
Cootamundra Airport 20.9 -1.5 39.0 25 Jan 7.3 -0.4 -5.5 29 May 933.4 597.9 v high 156%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 21.3 -1.3 39.1 24 Jan 8.5 -0.9 -2.7 7 Jul 996.8 623.2 v high 160%
Young Airport 20.9 -1.4 39.0 24 Jan 6.7 -0.4 -4.0 16 May 988.4 612.3 high 161%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Deniliquin Airport AWS 23.0 -0.7 42.9 18 Dec 8.9 -0.6 -2.4 30 May 430.6 363.9 average 118%
Kapooka (Defence) 22.2   41.0 24 Jan 8.1   -4.2 29 May 790.4


Narrandera Airport AWS 23.2 -0.7 42.3 24 Jan 9.3 -0.6 -2.5 8 Jul 627.6 436.7 high 144%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 23.3 -0.9 42.4 24 Jan 10.6 -0.8 0.2 16 May 546.8 396.3 high 138%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 23.5 -0.6 41.7 25 Jan 9.9 -0.3 -1.8 16 May 507.6 398.6 high 127%
Hay Airport AWS 24.4 -0.7 43.9 18 Dec 9.7 -0.6 -2.5 30 May 330.0 339.3 average 97%
Hillston Airport 24.1 -0.3 42.0 24 Jan 10.3 -0.7 -2.2 30 May 612.8 371.7 v high 165%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 23.5 -1.6 40.3 18 Dec     -0.4 29 May 668.2 418.9 v high 160%
Note: From 2017, information about Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands can be found in the climate summary for the Remote Islands and Antarctica

Notes

The Annual climate summary lists the main features of the weather in New South Wales 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 statement has been prepared based on information available at 5 pm on Monday 7 February 2022. 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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