Thursday, 1 February 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in January 2007
Drought continues in the east, monsoon rains in the west

Summary

  • Tenth consecutive January with above average maximum temperatures.
  • Central Australian monsoon rains produce wetter than average conditions in the west
  • Dry and warm conditions persist in the east

Rainfall

January 2007 saw a marked east/west distribution of rainfall. Above average and very much above average rainfall totals were recorded in western parts of the state, while below average and very much below average rainfall totals were recorded in eastern parts. Much of central NSW recorded close to average rainfall for January. This distribution can be attributed to a persistent monsoonal low that moved from southern Northern Territory into southwest Queensland, which was combined with anomalous northwesterly flow across the state. This enhanced moisture in western NSW, but resulted in drier conditions along the coast, which usually experiences moist southeasterly flows at this time of the year.

The statewide average rainfall for January was 41.9 mm, less than the historical average1 of 68.0 mm. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 46.2 mm compared to the historical average of 57.4 mm.

See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

Maximum temperatures were above average to very much above average across the east of the state, with northern parts of the Southern Tablelands experiencing the highest maximum temperatures on record. Parts of the far northwest were the only areas to experience below average maximum temperatures. The statewide average maximum temperature was 1.4°C above the historical January average1 of 31.6°C, making it the tenth consecutive January with above average maximum temperatures.

Minimum temperatures were above average across most of the state except for the coast and adjacent ranges north of Sydney, which were slightly below average. The statewide average minimum temperature was 1.0°C above the historical January average of 17.7°C.

Some sites had their highest January temperature on record.

Some sites had their coldest January day (lowest maximum temperature) on record.

Some sites had their highest January mean daily maximum temperature on record.

See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.

Some sites had their warmest January night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.

See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

 

Other phenomena

Unusually cool water temperatures were experienced off the NSW coast during January. Some recorded temperatures were cooler than those typically experienced in winter. The cool water was caused by a period of prolonged NE winds circulating around a large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea early in the month. This drew the surface water away from the coast, causing colder water in the deeper layers to upwell.

Further information

Louise Garbers or Shannon Symons
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
45.6°C at Wilcannia (Reid St) on the 11th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
36.5°C at Walgett Airport AWS
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
17.8°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
8.8°C at Thredbo AWS on the 27th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−2.6°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 9th
−2.6°C at Perisher Valley Ski Centre on the 29th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
6.5°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
23.0°C at Tibooburra Airport
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
31.6°C at Ivanhoe Post Office on the 17th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
273.4 mm at Tabulam (Muirne)
185.0 mm at Grafton Research Stn
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
107.8 mm at Tibooburra Post Office on the 21st
Highest wind gust
98 km/h at Green Cape AWS on the 27th

Records



Record highest January mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for January 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Taralga Post Office 29.6 29.2 in 1985 25.7 47
Barraba Post Office 34.7 = 34.7 in 1981 31.6 41



Record highest January temperature
Highest temperature
in January 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Jerrys Plains Post Office 44.6 on the 12th 44.4 on the 15th in 2001 31.8 51
Burrinjuck Dam 42.5 on the 12th 42.4 on the 23rd in 2001 29.3 42
Bathurst Agricultural Station 39.0 on the 12th = 39.0 on the 30th in 2003 27.8 41



Record lowest January daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in January 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Glen Innes Post Office 15.1 on the 3rd 15.6 on the 31st in 1971 26.5 44
Grafton Olympic Pool 20.4 on the 3rd 20.5 on the 23rd in 1996 30.1 40
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 22.1 on the 9th = 22.1 on the 26th in 1974 29.7 33



Record highest January daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in January 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Ivanhoe Post Office 31.6 on the 17th 31.1 on the 24th in 1982 18.1 47
Albury Airport 25.8 on the 17th 25.7 on the 30th in 2006 15.5 24



Summaries

Summary statistics for January 2007
Maximum temperatures
for January
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for January
(°C)
Rainfall
for January
(millimetres)
Mean for
January
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
January
2007
Mean for
January
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
January
2007
Total for
January
2007
Normal
for
January
Rank of
January
2007
Fraction of
January
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 34.4 42.6 11th 20.7 14.7 28th 19.0
Tibooburra Airport 35.2 43.1 11th 23.0 17.6 28th 64.8
Tibooburra Post Office 35.3 −0.8 42.9 11th 22.9 +1.2 17.8 28th 118.0 27.8 very high 424%
White Cliffs AWS 35.4 43.4 11th 22.1 16.6 28th 20.2
White Cliffs Post Office 35.4 −0.3 44.2 11th 22.0 +1.3 15.5 9th 18.0 26.7 normal 67%
Wilcannia 35.0 −0.2 45.6 11th 20.4 +0.6 12.3 9th 10.5 24.8 normal 42%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 35.3 44.7 11th 20.2 13.0 9th 11.4
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 32.3 −0.4 42.7 11th 19.2 +0.8 11.7 28th 108.8 23.7 very high 459%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 32.8 −0.1 42.5 11th 19.9 +1.3 12.1 28th 49.8 26.1 high 191%
Lake Victoria Storage 31.9 0 39.5 10th 17.9 +1.5 11.5 28th 57.4 19.0 very high 302%
Menindee Post Office 34.0 −0.2 43.4 11th 19.8 +1.4 14.2 29th 75.8 23.2 very high 327%
Pooncarie Telecentre 34.6 44.5 11th 17.2 8.0 8th 53.3 22.1 high 241%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 36.1 44.2 12th 22.3 16.1 28th 10.8
Brewarrina Hospital 35.2 −1.0 42.7 12th 20.8 +0.2 14.8 29th 76.0 50.7 high 150%
Cobar Airport AWS 34.3 41.2 11th 19.5 12.0 9th 28.8
Cobar MO 34.4 +0.5 41.6 12th 20.7 +0.3 13.7 28th 19.0 44.7 normal 43%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 35.9 42.1 14th 21.3 14.3 29th 33.0
Wanaaring Post Office 35.3 41.9 12th 21.5 13.3 4th 40.4 34.5 high 117%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 32.3 −0.6 41.0 11th 18.0 +1.6 10.7 28th 114.4 21.8 very high 525%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 34.9 44.6 11th 20.5 12.3 28th 12.6
Ivanhoe Post Office 35.9 +1.2 46.0 11th 19.7 +1.6 11.5 28th 4.2 29.0 low 14%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 34.1 +0.5 41.8 12th 19.8 +1.8 12.6 28th 38.9 50.2 normal 77%
Condobolin Airport AWS 34.4 42.5 12th 19.1 12.1 28th 41.8
Peak Hill Post Office 34.8 +1.7 43.0 12th 20.8 +1.7 12.9 29th 48.3 60.1 normal 80%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 33.6 41.7 11th 18.6 11.6 28th 14.8
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 35.4 40.8 12th 20.6 15.5 28th 28.8
Coonamble Comparison 35.5 +0.6 40.8 12th 20.7 +1.6 15.5 28th 37.0 60.8 normal 61%
Nyngan Airport 34.5 +0.2 43.4 12th 20.7 +1.3 14.2 18th 45.6 50.4 normal 90%
Trangie Research Station AWS 33.7 +0.5 42.1 12th 20.0 +1.7 13.8 29th 79.2 54.1 high 146%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 36.1 +0.7 41.0 31st 21.6 +1.1 15.0 29th 47.8 71.8 normal 67%
Walgett Airport AWS 36.5 41.8 14th 20.6 14.2 28th 33.6
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Moree Aero 35.1 39.3 27th 21.0 13.8 29th 37.8
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 34.7 +3.2 39.9 13th 17.6 +1.2 11.1 29th 19.2 87.9 very low 22%
Narrabri Airport AWS 35.7 41.3 13th 20.4 13.2 29th 45.8
Pindari Dam 32.8 +1.6 38.6 13th 18.0 +0.4 9.6 29th 56.2 94.7 normal 59%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 35.4 41.3 13th 19.1 11.7 29th 13.0
Gunnedah Pool 34.3 +0.3 39.8 13th 19.2 +0.9 13.8 29th 12.8 71.4 low 18%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 34.3 +2.5 40.1 13th 20.1 +1.4 15.3 28th 29.8 86.6 low 34%
Quirindi Post Office 34.5 +2.4 39.0 12th 18.1 +1.8 11.6 29th 25.8 81.3 low 32%
Tamworth Airport AWS 34.2 39.6 13th 18.8 12.5 29th 38.0
Woolbrook 29.1 +1.7 35.0 13th 12.8 +0.5 4.5 29th 83.0 101.4 normal 82%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 27.7 32.8 13th 12.7 5.7 29th 98.6
Armidale Airport AWS 27.4 33.1 12th 13.5 8.5 20th 86.4
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 26.6 +1.3 31.5 13th 13.5 0 8.8 28th 39.7 105.0 very low 38%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 27.5 32.6 31st 12.1 4.6 29th 59.8
Glen Innes Post Office 27.3 +0.8 32.9 13th 14.1 +0.9 10.0 29th 52.7 112.6 low 47%
Guyra Hospital 25.3 +1.2 29.6 13th 12.3 +0.3 7.5 29th 76.8 124.3 low 62%
Inverell 32.2 37.2 13th 15.8 8.5 29th 45.8
Tenterfield 27.3 +0.1 33.2 12th 13.8 −0.6 7.0 29th 126.2 113.9 normal 111%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 27.5 +0.4 33.4 27th 17.3 +0.2 14.4 4th 273.4 166.6 very high 164%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 27.9 33.0 27th 18.9 15.0 17th 146.6
Byron Bay 28.2 32.8 26th 20.7 17.4 4th 88.4
Byron Bay 28.1 +0.6 32.2 26th 20.7 0 17.5 4th 90.0 164.1 normal 55%
Casino Airport 31.2 −0.2 37.8 27th 19.3 +0.5 15.8 7th 88.2 135.4 normal 65%
Casino Airport AWS 30.3 37.6 27th 18.8 15.3 19th 84.4
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 28.6 37.2 27th 19.0 17.1 4th 13.0
Grafton Airport 29.5 36.7 27th 18.4 15.4 6th 126.2
Grafton Olympic Pool 29.7 −0.5 38.0 27th 19.5 −0.2 16.8 6th 170.2 140.7 normal 121%
Grafton Research Stn 29.5 37.4 27th 19.1 16.1 6th 185.0 134.0 high 138%
Lismore 29.1 35.8 27th 19.1 16.3 6th 117.6
Lismore Airport AWS 30.2 36.8 27th 18.0 13.3 17th 79.4
Murwillumbah 29.4 −0.2 35.6 27th 19.3 −0.3 16.0 7th 132.3 190.1 normal 70%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.4 −0.2 31.0 27th 20.1 −0.1 17.6 6th 56.2 138.3 low 41%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 27.5 +0.6 36.2 27th 19.1 −0.4 15.5 6th 70.4 183.9 low 38%
Dorrigo 24.5 31.3 27th 13.9 9.7 21st 161.8
Kempsey 29.9 +0.7 39.5 27th 17.2 −0.3 14.0 6th 50.1 133.8 low 37%
Kempsey Airport AWS 29.9 39.7 27th 16.7 13.1 6th 69.4
South West Rocks 28.0 +1.2 30.8 31st 19.8 +0.3 17.2 5th 44.6 149.8 low 30%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 26.2 37.5 27th 18.4 9.5 9th 29.0 108.6 low 27%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 28.0 39.2 27th 17.8 12.4 5th 108.8
Taree Airport AWS 29.7 40.0 27th 17.4 12.0 5th 15.6
Yarras 30.9 +2.0 38.0 27th 17.1 −0.2 11.5 29th 113.6 228.6 low 50%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 31.9 42.0 12th 16.9 10.3 10th 14.0
Gosford 28.1 +0.6 40.9 21st 16.1 −0.6 11.3 10th 54.2 133.2 low 41%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 34.6 +2.8 44.6 12th 18.5 +1.4 13.1 28th 31.7 77.7 low 41%
Lostock Dam 31.7 +2.6 41.4 12th 17.0 −0.3 12.3 10th 38.1 131.3 very low 29%
Maitland Visitors Centre 31.6 40.5 21st 17.7 11.3 10th 20.6
Mangrove Mountain AWS 28.1 38.8 21st 16.7 11.8 28th 63.6
Murrurundi Gap AWS 29.8 37.0 12th 16.6 10.8 28th 36.4
Murrurundi Post Office 32.4 +1.6 39.5 12th 14.8 −0.4 8.0 29th 48.6 92.1 normal 53%
Nelson Bay 26.5 −0.9 34.2 27th 19.5 +1.6 17.5 10th 15.0 100.7 very low 15%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.0 −1.5 36.3 21st 18.5 −0.6 16.8 28th 14.8 89.3 very low 17%
Newcastle University 29.5 40.2 21st 19.0 14.5 10th 21.2
Norah Head AWS 25.9 36.5 21st 18.3 16.6 10th 73.4
Paterson 31.6 +2.1 41.3 12th 17.4 −0.1 11.5 10th 14.8 107.3 very low 14%
Peats Ridge 27.9 +1.0 38.2 21st 16.0 −0.1 10.6 28th 67.6 118.3 low 57%
Scone Airport AWS 33.6 41.9 12th 17.6 11.5 4th 40.8
Singleton Stp 33.8 43.0 12th 17.3 11.4 10th 15.0
Williamtown RAAF 29.5 +1.6 41.1 21st 17.3 −0.7 10.2 10th 14.2 98.5 very low 14%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 33.2 +2.3 39.4 12th 17.6 +1.1 11.0 29th 29.5 70.4 low 42%
Mudgee Airport AWS 32.6 39.0 12th 16.2 8.2 28th 15.6
Nullo Mountain AWS 25.3 33.4 12th 13.9 6.6 28th 69.8
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 31.1 +3.3 39.0 12th 13.9 +0.7 7.0 28th 53.6 69.1 normal 78%
Bathurst Airport AWS 30.6 38.5 12th 14.6 7.6 28th 68.2
Cowra Research Centre 33.4 +2.1 41.5 12th 18.6 +2.1 10.6 28th 29.3 65.5 low 45%
Katoomba 25.8 +2.7 35.7 12th 14.0 +1.4 7.2 28th 92.4 158.9 normal 58%
Lithgow 27.7 36.1 12th 12.8 6.3 28th 94.6 84.0 normal 113%
Mount Boyce AWS 26.0 36.1 12th 13.7 7.2 28th 108.8
Oberon 27.2 +2.6 35.0 12th 10.7 +0.2 3.8 28th 57.9 82.7 normal 70%
Orange Agricultural Institute 27.6 +1.2 34.6 12th 14.0 +0.8 6.8 28th 95.0 90.2 normal 105%
Orange Airport AWS 28.0 35.6 12th 13.2 6.7 28th 81.4
Orange Airport Comparison 28.0 +2.1 35.0 12th 13.6 +1.5 6.8 28th 77.0 88.5 normal 87%
Springwood Bowling Club 29.2 38.1 12th 16.6 12.5 5th 77.4 126.5 normal 61%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 32.2 +0.4 37.1 11th 15.8 +0.9 10.0 30th 98.7 90.5 normal 109%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 31.0 35.6 11th 17.8 12.0 28th 63.8
Dunedoo Post Office 33.7 +1.9 40.0 11th 18.1 +1.3 10.7 28th 64.7 70.4 normal 92%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 33.8 42.3 12th 17.3 10.2 28th 24.2
Cowra Airport Comparison 33.7 +1.8 42.1 12th 17.4 +2.0 10.9 28th 27.8 63.5 low 44%
Dubbo Airport AWS 34.2 41.8 12th 19.1 12.6 29th 11.6
Forbes Airport AWS 34.2 43.3 12th 18.4 11.8 28th 31.2
Parkes 34.2 +2.0 44.2 12th 19.2 +1.3 11.0 28th 33.5 58.6 normal 57%
Parkes Airport AWS 33.2 41.0 12th 17.9 10.0 28th 52.6 67.0 normal 79%
Wellington 34.0 +1.1 41.2 12th 18.8 +2.0 10.9 28th 14.2 59.5 low 24%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 29.3 +1.3 41.0 21st 18.0 0 14.0 28th 58.8 96.2 normal 61%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 27.5 40.3 21st 17.9 13.5 28th 56.8
Holsworthy Control Range 29.4 41.3 21st 17.1 11.8 28th 52.2
Parramatta North 29.7 +1.5 41.0 21st 17.5 0 13.8 14th 21.7 105.8 low 21%
Riverview Observatory 27.2 +0.7 40.3 21st 18.1 +0.6 14.8 28th 63.2 107.5 normal 59%
Sydney 26.4 +0.6 38.7 21st 19.7 +1.1 16.5 28th 45.4 102.8 low 44%
Sydney Airport AMO 27.5 +1.2 40.5 21st 19.8 +1.1 17.4 28th 45.2 96.6 low 47%
Sydney Olympic Park 28.4 40.8 21st 19.2 16.5 14th 61.4
Terrey Hills AWS 27.0 39.7 21st 17.7 14.4 28th 49.6
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 31.3 42.0 21st 16.8 12.3 28th 30.8
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 30.8 41.0 21st 17.5 13.3 28th 26.8
Liverpool 30.5 41.4 21st 17.4 12.8 28th 29.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 32.3 41.6 21st 18.6 14.6 5th 23.0
Prospect Dam 30.1 +1.9 41.0 21st 17.8 +0.2 13.9 28th 45.1 95.1 normal 47%
Richmond RAAF 31.6 40.9 12th 17.6 13.4 5th 39.2
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 27.1 39.0 21st 16.1 10.0 14th 17.0
Bellambi AWS 24.8 31.8 21st 18.0 15.2 14th 27.4
Bowral 27.4 +2.0 36.9 12th 14.7 +1.5 9.4 28th 30.6 82.2 low 37%
Camden Airport AWS 31.3 +2.0 41.1 21st 16.8 +0.1 12.2 28th 18.0 81.6 very low 22%
Campbelltown 30.4 38.8 20th 16.1 11.7 28th 39.8
Jervis Bay 24.2 33.8 21st 17.7 14.3 28th 30.4
Moss Vale AWS 27.3 37.2 12th 14.4 6.7 14th 20.8
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 27.7 40.2 21st 15.9 12.1 14th 13.6
Wollongong University 26.3 +0.7 38.4 21st 17.2 −0.7 13.6 28th 25.5 131.1 very low 19%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 26.8 38.2 21st 15.8 11.0 14th 6.3
Bega AWS 28.5 36.5 20th 14.1 8.0 29th 14.8
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 28.4 39.9 12th 12.0 6.0 29th 71.4
Green Cape AWS 23.4 26.6 30th 16.5 13.4 28th 4.2
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.5 35.0 7th 14.2 8.0 29th 18.6
Montague Island Lighthouse 22.8 −0.1 31.5 21st 17.5 +0.3 14.1 28th 24.0 70.8 low 34%
Moruya Airport AWS 25.0 38.0 21st 15.1 10.0 10th 16.8
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.9 +0.1 37.0 21st 16.6 +0.6 13.1 10th 20.6 96.3 very low 21%
Narooma Rvcp 23.4 0 36.0 21st 16.5 +0.1 10.0 11th 13.8 92.8 very low 15%
Nerriga Composite 28.2 +2.0 39.0 12th 12.8 +0.3 5.5 14th 40.0 68.4 normal 58%
Ulladulla AWS 24.0 39.4 21st 16.9 13.5 28th 13.2
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 28.1 +2.8 38.0 11th 11.1 +0.9 4.5 9th 34.0 64.8 low 52%
Bombala AWS 26.6 37.3 11th 10.9 4.4 14th 28.0
Canberra Airport 31.5 +3.6 40.5 12th 14.9 +1.9 8.0 28th 9.8 59.5 low 16%
Cooma Airport AWS 28.1 35.7 12th 10.6 −0.5 28th 16.2 48.1 low 34%
Cooma Visitors Centre 29.2 +2.2 37.0 12th 10.3 −0.4 1.3 28th 55.2 57.7 normal 96%
Goulburn Airport AWS 30.4 40.1 12th 13.0 5.8 28th 9.8
Goulburn Tafe 30.1 +2.6 39.5 12th 14.5 +1.1 7.1 28th 17.2 64.5 low 27%
Taralga Post Office 29.6 +3.9 38.7 12th 12.4 +0.7 3.5 28th 27.4 74.4 low 37%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 29.7 +3.0 38.0 12th 12.2 +0.1 7.0 28th 40.0 85.4 low 47%
Tuggeranong 30.8 39.3 12th 14.6 8.3 28th 60.6
Yass 31.6 +2.2 40.5 12th 15.4 +1.5 8.5 28th 9.0 50.4 low 18%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 20.0 +2.6 25.7 15th 6.5 +1.4 −2.6 9th 67.2 131.7 low 51%
Thredbo AWS 17.8 +1.9 24.2 12th 7.9 +1.6 −0.5 28th 64.8 87.2 normal 74%
Thredbo Village 23.4 +2.4 30.0 12th 6.9 −0.1 −0.2 9th 45.7 105.3 low 43%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 33.2 +2.1 42.5 11th 16.9 +1.4 11.5 8th 22.6 50.3 normal 45%
Albury Airport AWS 33.0 42.4 11th 16.8 11.3 8th 23.2
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 23.2 30.6 12th 11.9 2.7 28th 32.6
Hume Reservoir 32.9 +2.3 42.3 11th 17.7 +1.4 11.2 28th 28.6 45.6 normal 63%
Khancoban AWS 32.8 40.5 12th 14.4 6.2 28th 32.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 30.1 +1.5 37.4 11th 13.6 +1.8 3.9 28th 32.6 63.0 low 52%
Wagga Wagga AMO 33.0 +1.5 41.6 11th 17.2 +1.1 10.9 28th 40.6 40.3 normal 101%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 33.7 +4.4 42.5 12th 17.5 +2.2 9.9 28th 8.0 62.4 low 13%
Cootamundra Airport 32.3 41.5 12th 16.3 10.5 28th 20.8
Grenfell 32.6 +0.9 42.1 12th 18.3 +2.1 10.6 28th 16.8 52.6 low 32%
Gundagai 33.2 41.5 12th 17.6 11.4 28th 19.7
Quandialla Post Office 34.6 +1.8 42.5 12th 18.3 +1.3 10.6 28th 19.4 49.5 normal 39%
Temora Airport 33.2 41.5 11th 16.6 10.8 28th 19.4
Wyalong Post Office 34.1 +1.5 42.4 11th 19.5 +2.1 12.0 28th 12.0 42.6 low 28%
Young Airport 32.1 41.1 12th 15.9 8.8 29th 36.0
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 32.9 +1.0 43.4 11th 17.7 +2.1 11.0 28th 23.4 36.0 normal 65%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 33.0 42.2 11th 17.6 9.2 9th 20.4
Narrandera Golf Club 33.5 +1.0 42.4 11th 18.0 +0.9 11.8 28th 17.8 36.9 low 48%
Tocumwal Airport 32.6 +1.1 41.9 11th 17.6 +1.8 11.0 9th 9.3 32.0 normal 29%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 33.8 43.0 11th 19.2 11.0 28th 12.0
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 34.4 +1.5 44.0 11th 18.8 +1.8 10.0 28th 13.2 32.8 normal 40%
Hay 33.5 +0.6 42.7 11th 18.9 +2.4 10.9 28th 31.9 27.2 normal 117%
Hay CSIRO AWS 33.5 43.0 11th 18.1 10.0 28th 15.2
Hillston Airport 34.3 +1.0 43.0 11th 18.4 +0.2 10.7 8th 28.8 30.6 normal 94%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 34.1 0 42.3 11th 19.6 +1.2 11.8 28th 40.2 39.2 normal 103%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 2 pm on Thursday, 1st February 2007. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

A note about deciles: Deciles are used to give an element (in this case rainfall or temperature) a ranking. Deciles are calculated by arranging the totals in ascending order (from lowest to highest) then splitting them into 10 equal groups (thus the groups are called deciles). The first group would be in decile range one, the second group in decile range two, etc up to the highest annual totals (highest 10 per cent) being in decile range 10.

1Averages: Averages are based on the period 1961 to 1990 which is a convention of the World Meteorological Organisation

Normals are long-term averages 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 20 years of record for temperature and less than 30 years of record for rainfall, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.

Further information

Louise Garbers or Shannon Symons
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email: reqnsw@bom.gov.au