Canberra in November 2016: Warm days in Canberra

November was a relatively warm month for the ACT, with above-average daytime temperatures and the longest spring spell of 30 °C days since November 2009. Rainfall was average to below average, with storms producing locally heavy rain in parts of the ACT, while nights were slightly cooler than average.

Below average rainfall

  • Rainfall was average to below average across the ACT
  • Canberra Airport recorded seven rain days, below average for November (10 days), but five had totals above 5 mm (the average is four days)
  • Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rain over the 24 hours to 9am on the 10th and 21st

A warm end to spring

  • Daytime temperatures were 2.1 °C above average at Canberra Airport
  • Five days reached 30 °C between the 18th and 22nd, the longest spring warm spell since 18-22 November 2009
  • Overnight temperatures dropped to -1.3 °C on the 1st, the coldest November night since 4 November 2013 (-1.5 °C)
  • Minimum temperatures were slightly below average

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Extremes in November 2016
Hottest day 31.6 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS on the 19th
Warmest days on average 25.0 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Coolest days on average 15.7 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Coldest day 4.3 °C at Mount Ginini AWS on the 13th
Coldest night -2.5 °C at Mount Ginini AWS on the 1st
Coolest nights on average 5.1 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Warmest nights on average 9.2 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Warmest night 15.6 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS on the 23rd
Warmest on average overall 17.1 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Coolest on average overall 10.4 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Wettest overall 105.0 mm at Canberra (Australian National Botanic Gardens)
Driest overall 53.4 mm at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Wettest day 43.6 mm at Canberra (Australian National Botanic Gardens) on the 21st
Strongest wind gust 89 km/h at Mount Ginini AWS on the 5th

Summary statistics for November 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2016
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2016
Total for
November
2016
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2016
Fraction of
November
average
Canberra Airport 24.8 +2.1 31.2 22nd 8.6 -0.2 -1.3 1st 56.8 64.4 average 88%
Mount Ginini AWS 15.7 0.0 22.5 21st 5.1 -0.9 -2.5 1st 57.8 106.1 low 54%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 25.0 +0.7 31.6 19th 9.2 -0.6 -0.5 1st 53.4 73.7 average 72%
Note: Observations for “Canberra Airport” are taken from the current site (Bureau number 070351), which opened in late 2008.
Comparisons are made against data from the previous site Canberra Airport Comparison (070014), which ran from 1939 to 2010.

Daily maximum temperatures for November 2016

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
Canberra Airport 18.1 20.6 23.0 24.5 17.6 19.9 25.3 28.6 24.8 24.0 26.1 26.5 18.6 19.8 20.6 25.3 25.5 30.0 31.1 31.1 30.2 31.2 20.4 21.2 24.3 24.7 26.5 27.7 28.0 30.1
Mount Ginini AWS 7.5 12.4 14.4 15.6 7.5 11.3 15.8 18.4 16.9 15.0 18.6 15.2 4.3 8.8 12.9 16.7 18.4 22.1 22.2 22.2 22.5 21.6 9.7 12.1 15.2 17.1 18.0 18.4 18.2 20.7
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 17.8 20.6 24.2 24.8 18.0 21.7 25.6 28.0 23.8 24.7 26.9 26.3 17.8 19.1 21.5 25.1 25.7 30.6 31.6 30.2 30.1 31.0 20.2 22.4 24.7 25.3 26.1 28.0 27.3 29.4
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 2016

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
Canberra Airport -1.3 4.5 2.5 3.6 11.6 6.6 6.5 7.9 11.7 10.6 8.5 14.6 10.1 7.9 4.0 5.2 11.0 9.1 11.7 13.4 14.4 11.9 13.4 2.5 4.7 7.9 9.2 14.7 7.9 10.4
Mount Ginini AWS -2.5 -0.1 1.3 4.6 0.4 -1.1 2.4 8.4 6.5 5.5 4.3 8.3 2.3 1.0 1.4 4.3 6.6 9.9 12.7 11.1 9.2 12.6 9.5 -1.1 1.8 3.3 7.0 7.4 7.5 7.3
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS -0.5 2.8 3.1 4.0 11.3 7.3 7.2 7.0 12.8 13.7 7.9 14.4 11.0 8.1 6.1 6.2 12.5 10.0 13.1 12.7 14.9 12.8 15.6 3.4 5.5 9.3 8.9 15.1 8.1 11.5
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 2016

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
Canberra (Australian National Botanic Ga - - - - - - - - 6.4 14.0 - 23.2 0.2 8.0 4.2 - - - - - 43.6 - - 5.4 -




Canberra Airport - - - - - - - - 8.4 6.2 - 19.4 - 8.6 0.6 - - - - - 9.4 - - 4.2 - - - - - -
Mount Ginini AWS - - - - - - - - - - - 13.4 3.8 23.2 2.6 - - - - - 8.4 - - 6.4 - - - - - -
Nicholls (Gungahlin Lakes) - - - - - - - - 4.8 34.6 - 24.6 - 5.2 - 4.0 - - - - 14.0 - - 6.0





Torrens (Darke St) - - - - - - - - 4.4 0.6 - 17.4

















Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS - - - - - - - - 4.2 - - 15.0 - 13.4 1.2 - - - - - 14.0 - - 5.6 - - - - - -
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 Canberra 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 9 am on Thursday 1 December 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

Observations for “Canberra Airport” are taken from the current site (Bureau number 070351), which opened in late 2008.
Comparisons are made against data from the previous site Canberra Airport Comparison (070014), which ran from 1939 to 2010.

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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