Canberra in November 2014: Warm, dry end to spring

Canberra Airport had its third-warmest November mean maximum temperatures on record in 2014 with an average daytime temperature of 27.9 °C, 5.7 °C above the historical average. Temperatures were warm throughout the month, with 25 days reaching at least 25 °C, the most warm days on record for Canberra. It reached 30 °C on 8 days (average 3 days) including 39.0 °C on the 23rd, the third-warmest November day on record.

Nights were 1.3°C above average, while rainfall was well below average. Canberra Airport recorded 24.0 mm during November, less than half the November average. The rain fell on 5 days, half the November average of 10 days, with only 1 day recording more than 10 mm.

  • Third-warmest mean maximum temperatures on record
  • A record 25 days above 25 °C
  • Well below average rainfall

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Extremes in November 2014
Hottest day 39.0 °C at Canberra Airport on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 27.9 °C at Canberra Airport
Coolest days on average 17.7 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Coldest day 6.5 °C at Mount Ginini AWS on the 16th
Coldest night -4.5 °C at Mount Ginini AWS on the 2nd
Coolest nights on average 6.9 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Warmest nights on average 10.7 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Warmest night 19.7 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS on the 24th
Warmest on average overall 19.0 °C at Canberra Airport
19.0 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Coolest on average overall 12.3 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Wettest overall 63.2 mm at Mount Ginini AWS
Driest overall 24.2 mm at Canberra Airport
Wettest day 28.0 mm at Torrens (Darke St) on the 16th
Strongest wind gust 78 km/h at Mount Ginini AWS on the 16th

Summary statistics for November 2014
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2014
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2014
Total for
November
2014
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2014
Fraction of
November
average
Canberra Airport 27.9 +5.7 39.0 23rd 10.2 +1.4 3.3 3rd 24.2 64.4 low 38%
Mount Ginini AWS 17.7 +2.2 27.0 23rd 6.9 +1.0 -4.5 2nd 63.2 107.9 average 59%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 27.3 +3.2 37.8 23rd 10.7 +1.0 1.4 2nd 36.0 72.6 low 50%

Daily maximum temperatures for November 2014
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Canberra Airport26.520.022.625.227.224.427.430.033.329.326.927.931.237.229.418.023.625.727.831.430.231.839.026.425.426.725.927.529.727.9
Mount Ginini AWS13.19.312.816.717.115.817.621.423.220.419.120.521.925.817.96.513.216.718.120.918.621.727.013.114.216.715.317.919.618.1
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS25.221.022.225.326.124.327.530.332.629.026.027.831.036.029.019.022.725.627.130.429.331.137.825.624.526.225.326.729.026.5
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 2014
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Canberra Airport14.64.63.310.49.311.85.35.57.713.98.49.69.89.614.513.99.35.113.07.412.612.511.218.814.26.514.25.79.913.5
Mount Ginini AWS9.7-4.5-0.74.18.53.65.88.912.87.86.05.48.414.113.65.31.92.74.69.911.99.613.210.72.62.66.23.97.29.8
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS13.71.41.811.38.912.36.16.88.214.08.911.99.911.416.712.86.36.212.57.313.415.112.919.713.010.214.210.19.415.1
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 2014
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Canberra (Australian National Botanic Ga - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18.6 3.2 - - - - - - 0.6 6.2
Canberra Airport - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13.6 4.4 - - - - - - 0.2 5.6 - - - - 0.2
Mount Ginini AWS - 3.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 27.8 2.0 - - - - - - 8.0 17.8 - - 1.2 - 2.8
Nicholls (Gungahlin Lakes) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18.2 12.8 - - - - - - - 5.2 - - - - -
Tharwa General Store - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.0 - - - - - - - 0.6 9.6 - - - - 2.0
Torrens (Darke St) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28.0 0.2 - - - - - - 0.8 9.8 - - - - 0.8
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22.2 0.4 - - - - - - 0.6 11.2 - - - - 1.6
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

As of March 2010, the official station for Canberra is 70351 'Canberra Airport'. Averages from the previous site, 70014 Canberra Airport Comparison, are used for comparisons.

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list 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. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 1 December 2014. 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.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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