New South Wales in 2023

Rainfall

  • The state-averaged annual rainfall was 428.9 mm, which was 22.9% below the 1961–1990 average.
  • Rainfall was above average over small parts of the state's south, west of the Great Dividing Range, while being below average over most of the northern half of the state, especially over parts of the Northern Tablelands, Northern Rivers, Mid-North Coast, and Upper Hunter, where annual rainfall was in the lowest 10% of historical records (since records began in 1900).
  • A number of sites had their highest daily rainfall on record.
  • Moruya (Kiora) had its highest total rainfall on record.

Temperature


Extremes in 2023
Hottest day 46.4 °C at Smithville AWS on 7 Dec
Warmest days on average 30.3 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 11.5 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Coldest day -3.7 °C at Thredbo AWS on 7 May
Coldest night -10.8 °C at Glen Innes Airport AWS on 20 Jul
Coolest nights on average 1.7 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 17.3 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 33.0 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) on 29 Jan
Warmest on average overall 22.4 °C at Tibooburra Airport
22.4 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Coolest on average overall 6.6 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Wettest overall 2180.8 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day 293.5 mm at Moruya (Kiora) on 30 Nov
Strongest wind gust 143 km/h at Thredbo AWS on 7 Sep

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile 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 rankMaximum temperature rankMinimum 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
Ivanhoe (Mt Manara) 102.0 on 6 Jun 95.2 on 10 Jan 1974 115
Wymah (Gwandallen) 128.0 on 30 Jan 105.6 on 8 Nov 2012 112
Hume Reservoir 134.2 on 30 Jan 124.0 on 28 Feb 1939 102
Tenterden (Balook) 104.2 on 29 Mar 98.0 on 16 Feb 2006 66
Greenwell Point Bowling Club 251.4 on 9 Feb 225.6 on 13 Apr 1994 62
Culburra Treatment Works 253.0 on 9 Feb 229.0 on 13 Apr 1994 59
Albury Airport 132.8 on 30 Jan 103.6 on 1 Mar 2012 41
Moruya (Kiora) 293.5 on 30 Nov 260.0 on 24 Mar 2021 38
Nerriga (Timberlight) 118.6 on 29 Nov 103.0 on 5 Feb 2001 32
Albury Airport AWS 132.0 on 30 Jan 104.2 on 1 Mar 2012 30
Deniliquin Airport AWS 135.4 on 29 Nov 82.8 on 5 Mar 2020 27
Hillview (Shoalhaven River) 140.0 on 29 Nov 92.0 on 17 Dec 2020 24
Tarana (Fish River) 74.0 on 20 Dec 64.0 on 17 Jan 2006 24
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 226.8 on 29 Nov 171.8 on 29 Jan 2013 23
Moruya (Burra Creek) 225.0 on 29 Nov 198.0 on 7 Dec 2014 23
Lower Boro (Annwyn) 119.6 on 27 Dec 98.0 on 6 Jun 2016 22



Record highest annual total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Moruya (Kiora) 1973.3 1709.6 in 2022 29 1042.3



Record highest annual mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Gunnedah Resource Centre 26.9 26.8 in 2018 66 24.7
Cobar MO 27.6 = 27.6 in 2018 61 25.5
Montague Island Lighthouse 20.6 = 20.6 in 2016 45 19.6
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.2 = 21.2 in 2016 33 20.2
Bellambi AWS 22.2 22.1 in 2016 26 21.4
Merimbula Airport AWS 21.6 21.5 in 2016 25 20.9
Tibooburra Airport 29.2 = 29.2 in 2013 25 28.1
Bourke Airport AWS 29.7 29.6 in 2019 24 28.3



Record highest daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.0 on 29 Jan 22.9 on 18 Jan 2017 56 14.1
Merimbula Airport AWS 23.2 on 29 Jan 22.7 on 30 Dec 2016 26 9.9
Moruya Airport AWS 22.4 on 29 Jan 22.2 on 31 Jan 2017 25 10.2



Record lowest temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Scone Airport AWS -5.5 on 20 Jul -4.8 on 30 Jun 2010 33 10.1
Mangrove Mountain AWS -1.7 on 21 Jun -0.8 on 30 Aug 2018 30 11.6



Record highest annual mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Ulladulla AWS 14.0 = 14.0 in 2016 32 13.3



Record lowest annual mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Mangrove Mountain AWS 10.9 = 10.9 in 2021 29 11.6
Lismore Airport AWS 11.9 12.5 in 2004 20 12.9

Lowest annual mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Annual
average
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 7.3 7.1 in 1971* 8.3
Casino Airport AWS 12.6 12.5 in 2002 13.3
Kempsey Airport AWS 11.0 10.8 in 2002 11.8

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




Record highest annual mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Montague Island Lighthouse 17.8 = 17.8 in 2016 45 16.8
Ulladulla AWS 17.7 = 17.7 in 2016 32 17.0
Bellambi AWS 18.7 = 18.7 in 2016 26 18.1



Summary statistics for 2023
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean
for
2023
Diff
from
average
Highest
for
2023
Mean
for
2023
Diff
from
average
Lowest
for
2023
Total
for
2023
Average
annual
total
Rank
of
2023
Fraction
of annual
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 27.9 +1.1 44.7 7 Dec 13.2 +0.2 0.2 9 Aug 112.0 235.0 low 48%
Smithville AWS 29.3   46.4 7 Dec 13.8   0.9 20 May 119.6
Tibooburra Airport 29.2 +1.1 45.2 7 Dec 15.6 +0.6 3.2 30 Jun 179.4 197.5 average 91%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 29.5   44.8 7 Dec 15.4   1.7 22 Jul 208.8
White Cliffs AWS 28.7 +1.3 45.0 7 Dec 14.5 +0.2 2.2 30 Jun 136.4 263.1 low 52%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 28.3 +1.0 45.8 7 Dec 12.1 0.0 -0.7 24 Aug 153.4 280.0 low 55%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 26.0 +1.3 43.4 7 Dec 11.5 -0.3 -0.3 8 Aug 156.8 249.6 low 63%
Menindee Post Office 27.1 +1.1 43.5 5 Dec 12.3 +0.9 0.5 16 Aug 252.8 245.0 average 103%
Mulurulu AWS 26.3   43.1 17 Feb 10.5   -2.6 21 Jun 268.4
Pooncarie Mail Agency 26.4 0.0 43.2 18 Mar 11.5 +0.1 -0.9 17 Jul 337.7 269.7 high 125%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 29.7 +1.4 43.8 7 Dec 13.4 -0.1 -1.5 20 Jul 219.0 314.4 low 70%
Cobar MO 27.6 +2.1 43.7 9 Dec 12.9 0.0 -1.1 21 Jun 271.8 394.1 low 69%
Noona AWS 27.5   43.5 10 Dec 13.3   -1.2 21 Jun 248.8
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 29.4   44.4 7 Dec 12.9   -4.0 21 Jun 211.2
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 26.7   43.0 10 Dec 7.6   -6.4 21 Jun 309.6
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 26.8 +0.7 44.4 9 Dec 11.3 -1.1 -1.2 21 Jun 372.2 249.1 high 149%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Airport AWS 26.4 +1.5 43.5 9 Dec 9.1 -1.1 -5.4 20 Jul 560.4 448.5 high 125%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 25.2 +1.1 42.2 19 Mar 9.1 -0.8 -3.9 20 Jul 410.4 461.4 average 89%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 27.7 +1.2 41.8 26 Jan 11.8 0.0 -3.0 20 Jul 325.6 530.9 low 61%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 28.7   43.5 18 Feb 12.1   -3.0 20 Jul 243.8
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 29.6   43.1 26 Jan 11.8   -4.7 20 Jul 302.4
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 30.3 +2.5 41.9 18 Dec 13.5 +0.6 -1.6 20 Jul 305.2 504.5 v low 60%
Walgett Airport AWS 29.3 +1.6 42.9 7 Dec 11.7 -0.3 -4.8 20 Jul 297.6 437.3 low 68%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 28.5 +1.5 40.7 18 Dec 12.9 +0.3 -1.5 21 Jun 429.0 578.1 low 74%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 25.7 +1.1 37.5 6 Dec 7.3 -1.0 -7.3 20 Jul 648.0 692.6 average 94%
Narrabri Airport AWS 28.0 +1.2 41.1 18 Dec 11.5 -0.6 -3.3 9 May 511.6 577.9 average 89%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Resource Centre 26.9 +2.2 39.7 26 Jan 12.5 +0.3 -1.5 21 Jun 553.0 631.8 average 88%
Tamworth Airport AWS 26.4 +1.4 38.8 26 Jan 9.2 -0.6 -4.8 28 May 684.4 649.2 average 105%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 22.0 +1.4 34.0 9 Dec 5.8 +0.1 -9.0 28 May 704.4 782.3 low 90%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 21.5 +1.1 33.5 9 Dec 6.0 -0.3 -9.2 20 Jul 684.2 752.9 average 91%
Armidale Airport AWS 20.9 +1.3 32.3 18 Dec 7.6 0.0 -4.8 20 Jul 674.8 777.3 average 87%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 21.6 +1.2 33.8 7 Dec 5.9 -0.2 -10.8 20 Jul 671.6 893.0 low 75%
Guyra Hospital 19.0 +1.2 31.0 7 Dec 6.7 0.0 -4.1 10 Jul 845.4 909.2 low 93%
Inverell (Raglan St) 25.4 +1.2 37.8 7 Dec     -7.1 20 Jul 612.5 791.1 low 77%
Inverell Research Centre 24.9 +2.0 37.4 7 Dec 10.6 +0.2 -2.1 20 Jul 647.4 800.0 low 81%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 23.7 +1.3 35.1 16 Dec 12.9 +0.2 2.9 1 Jul 976.8 1267.7 low 77%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 24.9 +0.3 35.4 28 Dec 14.4 -0.1 2.8 21 Jun 1246.6 1839.0 low 68%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 24.1 +0.5 33.5 29 Dec 17.3 +0.2 9.4 21 Jun
Casino Airport AWS 27.7 +1.5 40.6 12 Feb 12.6 -0.7 -0.2 21 Jun 510.4 1050.0 lowest 49%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.8 +1.0 39.2 21 Sep 15.5 +0.1 5.1 8 Jul 1063.4 1442.7 low 74%
Grafton Airport AWS 27.1 +1.2 39.7 25 Oct 12.3 -0.5 -1.0 21 Jun 657.6 1140.7 v low 58%
Grafton Research Stn     41.0 25 Oct 13.8 +0.2 0.6 21 Jul 579.0 999.3 v low 58%
Lismore Airport AWS 26.4 +0.3 38.4 12 Feb 11.9 -1.0 0.1 29 May 887.0 1199.5 v low 74%
Yamba Pilot Station 24.9 +1.5 34.5 16 Oct 16.2 +0.7 6.1 21 Jun
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 24.5 +0.2 34.9 16 Oct 14.1 -0.3 -0.3 30 Jun 1096.8
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.9 +0.8 38.0 25 Oct 11.0 -0.8 -2.0 26 Jun 591.8 1120.0 v low 53%
Manning (district 60)
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.6   33.9 7 Mar 12.3   -1.8 30 Jun 1029.6
Taree Airport AWS 24.6 +0.5 38.5 22 Oct 12.1 -0.5 -0.6 19 Jun 925.8 1171.4 low 79%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 25.9 +1.5 38.3 9 Dec 12.1 +0.2 0.1 26 Jun 2180.8 1932.3 high 113%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 25.4 +1.1 42.0 9 Dec 10.3 -0.4 -3.6 21 Jun 638.0 753.8 average 85%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 24.4 +0.5 40.9 9 Dec 11.0 -0.4 -1.2 21 Jun 907.6 1125.3 low 81%
Gosford AWS 23.6 +0.4 41.4 9 Dec 12.8 -0.4 1.4 19 Jun
Maitland Airport AWS 25.7   42.0 9 Dec 11.5   -1.2 21 Jun 665.6
Mangrove Mountain AWS 23.7 +1.7 40.3 9 Dec 10.9 -0.7 -1.7 21 Jun 833.4 1116.6 low 75%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 25.6 +1.6 41.1 9 Dec 8.7 -0.5 -6.1 20 Jul 367.6 613.9 v low 60%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street)     38.8 6 Dec 8.8   -4.5 21 Jun 610.1
Murrurundi Gap AWS 22.1 +1.3 34.5 9 Dec 11.0 +0.2 -0.7 30 Jun 596.2 718.2 low 83%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 22.8 +1.0 38.7 14 Dec 15.4 +1.1 4.3 21 Jun 802.2 1116.5 low 72%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 25.6 +1.4 42.7 9 Dec 12.0 -0.1 -0.3 21 Jun 790.0 944.9 low 84%
Scone Airport AWS 26.5 +2.0 40.9 19 Mar 9.8 -0.3 -5.5 20 Jul 453.8 614.9 low 74%
Singleton Defence AWS 25.9   42.5 9 Dec 12.5   -1.5 21 Jun 538.4
Williamtown RAAF 24.5 +1.3 41.7 9 Dec 12.8 +0.3 0.9 18 Jun 822.4 1128.2 low 73%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 24.2 +1.5 38.5 9 Dec 8.0 -0.3 -6.9 21 Jun
Nullo Mountain AWS 18.0 +1.2 33.0 19 Mar 8.3 +0.2 -3.1 10 Sep 737.4 957.0 low 77%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Airport AWS 21.5 +1.0 36.9 9 Dec 6.7 -0.2 -7.5 21 Jun 571.8 614.9 average 93%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 19.4 +0.9 34.7 19 Mar 6.9 -0.1 -7.2 21 Jun 748.4 792.2 average 94%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 19.9   35.3 19 Mar 5.1   -9.6 21 Jun 722.8
Mount Boyce AWS 18.2 +1.1 34.3 9 Dec 8.5 +0.4 -1.7 20 Jun 833.8 1036.8 low 80%
Orange Airport AWS 19.1 +0.7 34.5 19 Mar 6.0 -0.2 -6.6 21 Jun 829.0 939.4 average 88%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 24.9 +1.2 37.0 7 Dec 7.7 +0.3 -6.0 20 Jul 578.6 749.9 low 77%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 23.7 +0.9 36.6 18 Dec 11.7 +0.1 0.9 22 Jul 573.6 705.6 low 81%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 24.2 +0.5 40.2 9 Dec 8.4 -0.5 -3.5 20 Jul 557.8 585.8 average 95%
Dubbo Airport AWS 26.1 +1.4 41.4 9 Dec 10.1 -0.2 -4.7 21 Jun 425.8 582.8 low 73%
Parkes Airport AWS 24.5 +0.7 41.7 9 Dec 8.9 -0.3 -4.5 21 Jun 552.8 635.1 average 87%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 25.8 +1.4 41.0 9 Dec 9.4 0.0 -3.5 26 Jun 413.7 618.7 low 67%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 24.6 +1.2 42.5 9 Dec 12.4 +0.3 0.3 19 Jun 740.8 887.6 low 83%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 23.7 +0.6 41.6 9 Dec 12.1 -0.2 0.0 19 Jun
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 24.1 +0.4 42.6 9 Dec 11.7 -0.2 -1.2 20 Jul 616.2 888.3 low 69%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 24.3 +0.9 40.5 9 Dec 13.0 +0.8 1.0 20 Jul 808.0 981.7 low 82%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 23.8   40.0 9 Dec 14.6   5.1 20 Jul
Sydney Airport AMO 23.9 +1.5 43.5 9 Dec 14.6 +1.0 5.3 21 Jun 1000.8 1092.4 average 92%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 21.7 +0.4 38.6 6 Mar 16.0 +0.3 6.9 20 Jul
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 24.4 +0.4 42.5 9 Dec 12.9 -0.1 1.8 19 Jun 721.4
Terrey Hills AWS 22.4 +0.5 40.7 9 Dec 13.4 +0.1 3.7 21 Jun 1131.0 1191.3 average 95%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.5 +0.7 42.6 9 Dec 12.0 -0.1 0.8 28 May 650.2 775.1 low 84%
Penrith Lakes AWS 25.7 +0.9 43.9 9 Dec 12.2 -0.1 -0.2 21 Jun 566.0 733.3 low 77%
Richmond RAAF 25.5 +1.2 43.8 9 Dec 11.1 -0.1 -2.8 20 Jul 532.0 761.4 low 70%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 23.4 +0.8 37.8 14 Dec 12.2 +0.5 0.8 13 Jul 1157.6 1005.1 high 115%
Bellambi AWS 22.2 +0.8 38.4 6 Mar 15.2 +0.5 6.5 8 May 1299.6 1136.5 high 114%
Camden Airport AWS 24.9 +1.1 42.5 9 Dec 10.2 -0.1 -2.9 18 Jun 701.8 820.4 average 86%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 24.7 +0.7 41.9 9 Dec 10.5 -0.2 -1.6 21 Jun 680.0 784.5 average 87%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 19.0   36.0 9 Dec 9.4   -0.3 21 Jun 773.2
Holsworthy Defence AWS 23.9   43.8 9 Dec 11.6   0.2 19 Jun 756.0
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 21.6   35.1 14 Dec 13.2   3.4 20 Jul 1457.0
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 21.9 +0.5 36.0 14 Dec 14.9 +0.2 5.3 8 May 1331.0 1200.9 high 111%
Moss Vale AWS 19.7 +0.7 37.0 19 Mar 8.2 0.0 -5.8 21 Jun 758.4 782.9 average 97%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 23.2 +0.8 38.1 5 Dec 11.8 +0.2 1.7 25 Jun 821.8 1013.0 average 81%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 22.8 +0.9 36.2 1 Oct 8.8 -0.1 -3.6 20 Jul 773.8 691.0 average 112%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 20.0 +0.7 36.3 19 Mar 6.4 +0.2 -7.5 20 Jul 769.4 662.6 high 116%
Merimbula Airport AWS 21.6 +0.7 35.6 1 Oct 10.2 +0.3 0.3 19 Jun 733.6 781.6 average 94%
Montague Island Lighthouse 20.6 +1.0 33.9 1 Oct 14.9 +0.8 8.6 20 Jun
Moruya Airport AWS 22.2 +0.8 36.8 1 Oct 10.7 +0.5 -0.6 20 Jul 764.8 848.8 average 90%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.5 +1.0 35.4 18 Sep 12.5 +1.2 2.8 20 Jul 770.5 955.3 low 81%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.2 +1.0 35.0 18 Sep 12.2 +0.1 2.0 20 Jul 861.8 924.1 average 93%
Nerriga AWS 20.7 +0.7 38.0 19 Mar 7.6 -0.1 -6.3 21 Jun 600.2
Ulladulla AWS 21.4 +0.7 38.5 9 Dec 14.0 +0.7 5.8 20 Jun 1492.6 1177.0 high 127%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 19.8 +1.3 34.5 11 Nov 5.0 +0.1 -7.5 27 Jul 664.8 651.0 average 102%
Bombala AWS 18.8 +0.9 34.2 11 Nov 4.9 -0.3 -8.1 20 Jul 592.2 582.9 average 102%
Canberra Airport 21.2 +0.2 37.4 19 Mar 6.5 -0.3 -7.2 21 Jun 711.8 648.1 average 110%
Cooma Airport AWS 18.7 +0.6 33.4 19 Mar 3.4 -0.6 -9.8 21 Jun 649.4 542.8 high 120%
Cooma Visitors Centre 20.1 +0.7 34.5 19 Mar 3.9 -0.2 -9.2 20 Jul 496.6 539.6 average 92%
Goulburn Airport AWS 20.8 +1.0 37.6 19 Mar 5.8 -0.3 -8.1 20 Jul 596.2 575.9 average 104%
Goulburn TAFE 20.3 +0.6 37.2 19 Mar 8.1 +0.4 -5.5 21 Jun 573.2 637.1 average 90%
Mount Ginini AWS 11.8 +0.2 26.6 19 Mar 3.8 +0.3 -6.5 8 May 1158.0 1089.4 average 106%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 21.1 +0.3 36.9 19 Mar 6.9 -0.1 -6.2 21 Jun 654.4 645.5 average 101%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 11.5 +0.5 25.0 12 Dec 1.7 +0.3 -10.1 21 Jun 1960.2 2253.5 low 87%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 22.6 +0.1 37.4 19 Mar 9.5 +0.3 -1.3 20 Jul 803.2 649.0 high 124%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS     28.0 19 Mar 5.5 +0.4 -5.1 8 May 1244.8 1247.3 average 100%
Hume Reservoir 22.2 +0.6 37.1 13 Dec 10.8 +0.8 0.3 19 May 787.5 700.0 average 113%
Khancoban AWS 21.4 +0.1 37.1 19 Mar 7.7 +0.4 -2.5 19 May 878.8 949.5 average 93%
Tumbarumba Post Office 21.0 +1.2 34.9 19 Mar 6.0 +0.3 -5.8 21 Jun 983.8 979.5 average 100%
Wagga Wagga AMO 23.1 +0.9 39.9 19 Mar 9.2 +0.1 -2.2 23 May 666.4 573.0 high 116%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Cootamundra Airport 22.5 +0.2 38.6 9 Dec 7.7 -0.1 -4.5 20 Jul
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 23.2 +0.6 39.6 9 Dec 8.4 -1.0 -3.7 21 Jun 647.4 626.2 average 103%
Temora Airport 23.8 +0.3 41.6 9 Dec 8.0 -0.7 -4.7 20 Jul 647.8 532.1 average 122%
Young Airport 22.9 +0.6 38.8 18 Feb 6.7 -0.4 -5.3 20 Jul 689.6 628.5 average 110%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Kapooka (Defence) 23.6   41.6 19 Mar 8.4   -3.4 19 May 594.8
Narrandera Airport AWS 24.8 +0.9 41.9 19 Mar 9.5 -0.4 -3.1 21 Jun 468.0 445.1 average 105%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 25.0 +0.9 42.4 10 Dec     -1.3 21 Jun 369.6 426.0 average 87%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 25.3 +1.2 42.1 11 Nov 9.7 -0.5 -3.0 20 Jun 334.8 405.5 average 83%
Hay Airport AWS 25.8 +0.7 43.2 5 Dec 9.4 -0.8 -3.7 16 Aug 357.4 358.9 average 100%
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.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 1 pm on Monday 15 January 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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