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

New South Wales in February 2007
El Niño releases it's grip on NSW

 

Summary

  • Average rainfall returns to much of the state
  • Equal 4th warmest February on record for statewide average maximum temperatures
  • 6th warmest February on record for statewide average minimum temperatures
  • 5th consecutive February on record with above average statewide maximum temperatures

Rainfall

February saw an end to the 2006/07 El Niño and a breakdown of the persistent dry conditions across much of eastern NSW. Despite a slightly below average statewide total, most districts experienced close to average rainfall, with above to very much above average rainfall recorded in parts of the the southeast, the central inland and northern inland regions, under the influence of moist easterly airflow and active surface and upper level troughs. The far northeast and parts of the northwestern and far southwestern inland were the only areas of the state to experience below to very much below average rainfall.

The statewide average rainfall for February was 41.6 mm, lower than the historical average1of 50.3 mm. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 28.7 mm compared to the historical average of 40.6 mm.

Some sites had their highest total February rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total February rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

Maximum temperatures were above average across most of the state during February. The statewide average maximum temperature was 2.2°C above the historical February average1 of 31.4°C, making it the equal 4th warmest February for statewide maximum temperatures, and the 5th consecutive February with above average statewide maximum temperatures.

February minimum temperatures were also above average across most of the state. The far northeast was the only area of the state with slightly below average minimum temperatures. The statewide average minimum temperature was 1.8°C above the historical average of 17.6°C, making it the 6th warmest February on record for statewide average minimum temperatures.

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

Some sites had their lowest February temperature on record.

Some sites had their highest February mean daily minimum temperature on record.

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

Other phenomena

Active inland troughs resulted in a record number of thunderstorms across many parts of the state. Canberra Airport recorded 14thunderstorms, 5 more than the previous highest February total of 9, whilst Bathurst Agricultural Station recorded 15thunderstorms, 8 more than the previous highest February total of 7.

 

Further information

Shannon Symons
Technical Officer
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1568
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
45.1°C at Ivanhoe Post Office on the 5th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
37.8°C at Bourke Airport AWS
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
17.4°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
8.7°C at Thredbo AWS on the 11th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
0.0°C at Perisher Valley Ski Centre on the 13th
0.0°C at Perisher Valley Ski Centre on the 14th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
5.4°C at Perisher Valley Ski Centre
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
23.9°C at Tibooburra Airport
23.9°C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
29.1°C at Cobar Airport AWS on the 4th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
430.0 mm at Robertson (The Pie Shop)
407.8 mm at Robertson (Caalong Street)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
232.0 mm at Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct on the 13th
219.0 mm at Bega AWS on the 11th
Highest wind gust
104 km/h at Penrith Lakes AWS on the 24th

Records

Record highest total February rainfall
Total rainfall
for February 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for February
Normal for
February
Years of
record
Cooma Visitors Centre 148.6 131.4 in 2001 50.8 34



Record lowest total February rainfall
Total rainfall
for February 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for February
Normal for
February
Years of
record
Wooli Beach 25.8 51.3 in 1965 150.3 40



Record highest February mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for February 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for February
Normal for
February
Years of
record
Albury Airport 18.8 18.4 in 1997 15.3 24



Record lowest February temperature
Lowest temperature
in February 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for February
Normal for
February
Years of
record
Grafton Olympic Pool 11.0 on the 13th 12.7 on the 23rd in 1972 19.6 40



Summaries

Summary statistics for February 2007
Maximum temperatures
for February
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for February
(°C)
Rainfall
for February
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
February
2007
Mean for
February
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
February
2007
Total for
February
2007
Normal
for
February
Rank of
February
2007
Fraction of
February
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 36.5 42.9 5th 22.0 16.7 9th 8.4
Tibooburra Airport 37.1 42.0 6th 23.9 19.5 12th 1.8
Tibooburra Post Office 36.8 +1.6 41.9 6th 23.9 +2.5 18.9 9th 6.0 29.0 normal 21%
White Cliffs AWS 37.1 43.5 4th 23.4 18.0 27th 0.2
White Cliffs Post Office 37.0 +2.1 43.2 4th 23.2 +2.9 17.6 27th 1.8 25.4 low 7%
Wilcannia 37.0 +2.4 43.9 5th 21.3 +2.0 14.9 9th 0.4 25.2 low 2%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 37.1 44.4 5th 21.0 14.7 9th 7.6
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 34.0 +1.8 41.7 5th 20.4 +2.2 13.7 8th 16.0 24.1 normal 66%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 34.2 +2.3 41.7 5th 20.6 +2.5 13.9 8th 22.8 15.6 high 146%
Lake Victoria Storage 34.3 +2.7 43.2 5th 17.6 +1.3 13.5 7th 2.0 18.8 normal 11%
Menindee Post Office 36.2 +2.4 43.6 5th 19.9 +1.8 15.8 9th 15.2 20.9 normal 73%
Pooncarie Telecentre 36.4 45.0 4th 18.8 14.5 7th 4.2 21.2 normal 20%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 37.8 43.9 6th 23.4 20.6 19th 10.8
Brewarrina Hospital 36.7 +1.7 42.7 6th 22.0 +1.6 19.5 11th 29.0 48.0 normal 60%
Cobar Airport AWS 35.8 43.3 6th 21.3 14.3 11th 11.0
Cobar MO 36.0 +2.6 42.9 6th 22.0 +2.0 16.3 11th 5.8 41.9 normal 14%
Collarenebri 42.0 6th 21.9 +1.6 18.8 14th 16.6 56.8 low 29%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 36.1 43.0 7th 22.5 16.5 28th 59.4
Wanaaring Post Office 37.2 43.0 6th 22.9 14.5 17th 11.0 33.6 normal 33%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 34.6 +2.1 41.7 5th 17.8 +1.6 11.9 2nd 3.0 24.1 low 12%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 36.0 43.4 5th 20.5 15.1 9th 10.0
Ivanhoe Post Office 37.7 +3.6 45.1 5th 19.4 +1.5 12.2 27th 11.2 26.6 normal 42%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 34.6 +1.8 41.8 6th 20.7 +2.7 15.9 11th 47.7 40.4 high 118%
Condobolin Airport AWS 34.6 41.9 6th 20.6 15.7 11th 56.4
Peak Hill Post Office 34.7 +2.1 41.5 6th 21.6 +2.4 18.4 11th 19.6 49.6 normal 40%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 34.0 40.4 5th 19.2 15.0 8th 27.8
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 35.7 42.7 7th 21.0 17.3 11th 124.6
Coonamble Comparison 35.6 +1.7 41.8 7th 21.1 +2.3 17.4 11th 107.6 53.4 high 201%
Nyngan Airport 35.7 +2.4 43.2 6th 21.7 +2.6 17.9 11th 35.2 46.3 normal 76%
Trangie Research Station AWS 34.8 +2.6 41.8 6th 20.9 +2.6 16.7 11th 49.0 50.3 normal 97%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 36.2 +2.1 42.0 6th 22.1 +1.9 18.5 15th 25.8 62.5 normal 41%
Walgett Airport AWS 43.2 6th 21.2 17.8 14th 135.6
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 40.7 6th 20.0 +1.8 16.7 12th 34.8 66.8 normal 52%
Moree Aero 34.4 39.1 6th 20.3 17.1 15th 71.2
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 33.1 +2.1 39.0 6th 16.9 +0.9 13.2 15th 107.8 76.3 high 141%
Narrabri Airport AWS 34.8 39.7 6th 20.4 16.3 11th 54.6
Pindari Dam 31.6 +1.0 37.0 6th 17.1 −0.1 12.2 18th 80.5 83.9 normal 96%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 34.2 39.6 6th 19.0 15.6 15th 59.2
Gunnedah Pool 33.3 +0.4 39.0 6th 20.1 +2.1 16.2 15th 72.4 65.6 normal 110%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 33.2 +2.1 39.7 6th 19.9 +1.3 17.3 14th 61.0 71.1 normal 86%
Quirindi Post Office 33.4 +2.0 39.0 6th 17.7 +1.6 13.6 14th 38.8 64.5 normal 60%
Tamworth Airport AWS 32.6 38.5 6th 17.9 14.8 15th 93.2
Woolbrook 28.1 +1.4 34.5 6th 13.0 +0.6 10.0 3rd 110.9 75.8 high 146%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 25.9 31.7 7th 12.7 8.9 18th 120.6
Armidale Airport AWS 25.2 32.1 6th 13.2 10.1 3rd 151.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 25.7 +1.1 31.5 6th 13.1 −0.3 11.0 18th 73.6 93.5 normal 79%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 32.5 6th 12.9 10.2 6th 31.4
Glen Innes Post Office 25.8 +0.3 31.9 6th 14.4 +1.2 12.1 20th 52.0 92.1 normal 56%
Guyra Hospital 23.9 +0.8 30.0 7th 11.7 −0.2 8.9 3rd 112.4 108.3 normal 104%
Inverell 31.3 35.9 4th 15.1 12.0 17th 117.8
Inverell Research Centre 30.7 +2.0 35.4 4th 16.2 −0.1 13.5 18th 119.6 97.8 high 122%
Tenterfield 25.5 −0.7 30.2 6th 13.9 −0.4 9.1 19th 40.2 95.2 low 42%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 26.5 +0.6 29.6 28th 17.1 +0.1 15.8 18th 85.4 185.2 low 46%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 27.6 25th 19.1 −0.3 17.8 19th 94.8 226.7 low 42%
Ballina Airport AWS 27.8 29.0 10th 18.5 16.0 6th 140.2
Byron Bay 28.2 31.8 9th 20.9 18.5 13th 91.4
Byron Bay 28.2 +0.6 32.0 9th 20.7 0 16.0 23rd 101.3 184.4 low 55%
Casino Airport 30.1 −0.3 33.3 8th 18.6 −0.2 15.8 19th 78.6 155.5 low 51%
Casino Airport AWS 29.3 32.4 8th 17.9 15.0 19th 79.8
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 27.9 30.7 8th 19.5 18.0 19th 49.0
Grafton Airport 29.3 31.6 8th 18.2 15.7 3rd 76.6
Grafton Olympic Pool 29.4 0 31.5 28th 18.4 −1.2 11.0 13th 51.0 140.2 low 36%
Grafton Research Stn 29.4 32.2 8th 19.0 17.3 19th 59.4 127.4 low 47%
Lismore 28.5 30.7 8th 18.6 16.1 19th 92.6
Lismore Airport AWS 29.6 32.2 8th 17.1 13.4 19th 58.4
Murwillumbah 29.1 0 32.0 27th 19.3 −0.2 16.9 19th 100.8 226.8 low 44%
Yamba Pilot Station 27.4 +0.7 29.0 9th 20.5 +0.2 18.3 19th 65.6 158.0 low 42%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 27.4 +0.6 28.6 25th 19.1 −0.4 16.6 3rd 126.0 212.6 normal 59%
Dorrigo 23.7 28.0 8th 14.4 11.2 15th 116.1
Kempsey 28.8 0 31.5 8th 17.7 −0.2 15.0 5th 182.7 151.8 high 120%
Kempsey Airport AWS 28.4 31.7 8th 17.6 14.4 6th 178.0
South West Rocks 28.4 +1.5 31.4 5th 20.4 +0.8 16.4 14th 161.0 163.4 normal 99%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 26.3 29.0 9th 19.0 13.2 5th 113.2 117.6 normal 96%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 27.5 29.7 9th 17.7 13.2 3rd 155.0
Taree Airport AWS 28.5 32.0 8th 18.3 15.0 3rd 141.8
Yarras 28.5 +0.5 33.8 8th 17.9 +0.6 12.8 17th 376.6 227.1 high 166%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 34.5 24th 18.1 +0.5 14.5 14th 70.7 100.1 normal 71%
Cessnock Airport AWS 30.1 34.1 24th 18.0 14.0 14th 79.0
Gosford 27.3 +0.2 31.1 24th 17.4 +0.3 13.9 14th 187.4 149.5 high 125%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 32.7 +1.8 38.0 7th 18.4 +1.4 14.6 14th 45.6 71.2 normal 64%
Lostock Dam 31.0 +2.8 36.0 7th 17.5 +0.3 15.1 15th 97.0 122.9 normal 79%
Maitland Visitors Centre 30.1 34.5 24th 18.2 10.5 17th 66.8
Mangrove Mountain AWS 26.7 30.3 22nd 17.0 13.8 14th 198.6
Murrurundi Gap AWS 27.9 34.4 6th 15.9 12.8 14th 71.6
Murrurundi Post Office 30.6 +0.7 36.8 6th 14.9 −0.1 10.6 14th 62.6 77.3 normal 81%
Nelson Bay 27.1 +0.1 28.5 8th 20.6 +2.3 19.3 3rd 59.7 109.8 normal 54%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.1 −1.4 26.5 16th 20.2 +0.9 18.9 12th 107.2 107.3 normal 100%
Newcastle University 28.4 31.7 24th 19.5 16.5 4th 98.6
Norah Head AWS 26.5 28.8 19th 20.2 17.6 14th 40.8
Paterson 30.9 +2.2 35.6 24th 17.8 +0.3 14.9 14th 35.6 114.0 low 31%
Peats Ridge 26.7 +0.2 31.7 24th 16.7 +0.5 12.4 14th 203.5 156.2 high 130%
Scone Airport AWS 31.9 37.7 7th 17.5 13.9 14th 32.6
Scone SCS 37.9 7th 17.8 +1.0 14.7 14th 34.6 76.6 normal 45%
Singleton Stp 31.9 36.0 24th 18.2 15.0 14th 29.4
Williamtown RAAF 28.6 +1.1 32.8 24th 18.1 0 14.3 15th 54.4 119.6 low 45%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 31.9 +2.1 37.9 3rd 17.6 +1.4 14.1 14th 57.4 61.4 normal 93%
Mudgee Airport AWS 30.9 37.7 6th 17.1 12.7 14th 81.0
Nullo Mountain AWS 23.1 29.4 5th 13.4 9.8 14th 103.6
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 28.5 +1.3 35.3 6th 14.3 +1.0 10.1 14th 113.2 57.5 high 197%
Bathurst Airport AWS 28.1 35.5 6th 14.7 10.5 14th 96.0
Cowra Research Centre 32.8 +2.5 39.6 6th 18.6 +2.1 14.4 13th 69.4 53.7 high 129%
Katoomba 22.8 +0.4 28.6 24th 13.5 +0.7 10.2 14th 322.1 174.7 high 184%
Lithgow 24.3 32.2 5th 13.2 7.9 14th 142.0 79.1 high 180%
Mount Boyce AWS 22.5 29.6 5th 13.3 10.0 14th 170.2
Oberon 24.2 +0.3 31.1 5th 11.5 +0.5 7.0 21st 100.4 59.6 high 168%
Orange Agricultural Institute 26.5 +0.6 33.4 6th 14.0 +0.9 10.4 14th 78.7 74.7 normal 105%
Orange Airport AWS 26.4 34.2 6th 13.5 9.0 14th 105.0
Orange Airport Comparison 26.5 +1.2 34.0 6th 14.0 +1.8 9.5 14th 92.4 81.3 normal 114%
Springwood Bowling Club 26.3 31.0 24th 16.6 14.1 15th 189.2 137.2 high 138%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 31.9 +1.1 38.8 6th 15.6 +1.0 11.0 15th 100.0 80.7 normal 124%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 30.6 38.2 6th 17.7 14.1 14th 21.0
Dunedoo Post Office 32.8 +2.0 39.9 7th 18.6 +1.5 16.1 14th 56.0 63.7 normal 88%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 32.8 40.0 6th 18.8 15.0 14th 98.0
Cowra Airport Comparison 32.9 +1.5 39.9 6th 18.6 +3.2 14.5 14th 104.0 49.5 high 210%
Dubbo Airport AWS 34.1 41.2 6th 19.6 16.0 11th 24.6
Forbes Airport AWS 34.4 41.6 6th 19.3 14.7 8th 67.2
Parkes 34.5 +2.9 41.6 6th 20.0 +2.2 15.5 8th 72.8 47.6 high 153%
Parkes Airport AWS 33.7 41.0 6th 19.3 14.0 8th 23.4 60.1 normal 39%
Wellington 33.6 +1.5 39.9 6th 19.3 +2.8 15.7 11th 58.0 51.3 high 113%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 28.1 +0.3 31.9 24th 18.7 +0.7 16.2 14th 111.2 103.0 high 108%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 27.3 30.8 24th 18.7 15.8 14th 108.0
Holsworthy Control Range 28.0 31.7 24th 17.9 15.2 14th 142.0
Parramatta North 28.1 +0.2 32.9 24th 18.2 +0.7 16.0 14th 214.2 121.0 very high 177%
Riverview Observatory 26.6 +0.1 29.0 24th 18.9 +1.2 16.3 14th 108.2 108.1 normal 100%
Sydney 26.0 +0.3 27.7 10th 20.6 +1.9 17.7 13th 107.6 116.9 normal 92%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.8 +0.4 29.8 21st 20.4 +1.5 16.7 13th 106.2 111.6 normal 95%
Sydney Olympic Park 27.7 31.0 23rd 19.8 17.0 13th 120.0
Terrey Hills AWS 26.2 29.5 24th 18.5 15.9 14th 112.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 28.6 33.8 3rd 17.7 15.5 15th 180.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 28.9 33.3 24th 18.1 16.1 15th 131.6
Liverpool 28.8 33.0 24th 18.1 15.9 14th 137.8
Penrith Lakes AWS 29.3 34.7 3rd 18.8 16.3 14th 181.8
Prospect Dam 28.9 +1.0 33.3 10th 18.4 +0.6 16.0 14th 150.5 94.1 high 160%
Richmond RAAF 28.6 33.9 24th 18.2 15.9 15th 189.0
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 26.4 28.0 24th 17.2 15.0 7th 219.8
Bellambi AWS 25.3 27.2 18th 19.2 16.3 14th 177.8
Bowral 24.4 −0.2 31.5 3rd 14.2 +0.8 10.1 14th 196.2 92.7 very high 212%
Camden Airport AWS 28.6 0 33.9 3rd 17.8 +1.0 14.6 14th 203.4 99.2 high 205%
Campbelltown 28.4 32.6 3rd 17.2 14.9 14th 218.4
Jervis Bay 25.5 28.2 17th 18.7 16.7 14th 194.8
Moss Vale AWS 24.4 32.2 3rd 14.2 9.1 14th 176.2
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 26.9 31.2 24th 16.8 14.4 14th 287.4
Wollongong University 25.7 +0.1 27.5 23rd 17.9 −0.4 15.3 14th 155.2 150.6 normal 103%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 26.3 28.5 22nd 16.9 12.8 14th 177.5
Bega AWS 28.0 31.8 17th 16.0 10.5 1st 333.6
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 25.4 34.2 5th 12.9 10.3 17th 109.0
Green Cape AWS 24.5 28.8 9th 17.5 13.4 1st 77.8
Merimbula Airport AWS 25.5 29.0 19th 15.7 9.0 1st 205.6
Montague Island Lighthouse 24.1 +0.8 25.5 23rd 18.6 +0.8 16.0 1st 85.0 83.5 normal 102%
Moruya Airport AWS 25.3 27.0 24th 16.4 12.0 14th 159.0
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 24.5 +0.4 26.2 4th 17.7 +1.4 14.6 14th 159.8 93.2 high 171%
Narooma Rvcp 24.4 +0.7 26.6 3rd 17.8 +1.2 14.6 12th 234.2 85.6 very high 274%
Nerriga Composite 25.2 0 34.5 5th 13.1 +0.5 9.3 14th 140.2 65.3 high 215%
Ulladulla AWS 24.4 26.3 10th 17.9 15.2 14th 233.2
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 25.9 +0.9 35.5 5th 11.8 +1.4 6.2 1st 107.8 57.2 high 188%
Bombala AWS 24.2 34.4 5th 11.5 3.8 1st 138.6
Canberra Airport 29.1 +2.0 34.9 5th 15.1 +2.1 11.3 13th 93.4 55.9 high 167%
Cooma Airport AWS 25.4 34.9 5th 11.8 7.6 1st 88.6 35.5 very high 250%
Cooma Visitors Centre 26.1 −0.6 36.0 5th 12.2 +1.7 4.0 18th 148.6 50.8 highest 293%
Goulburn Airport AWS 27.4 34.7 5th 14.2 9.9 14th 94.2
Goulburn Tafe 27.4 +0.8 34.5 5th 14.3 +0.7 11.2 14th 54.6 56.9 normal 96%
Mount Ginini AWS 26.0 4th 9.6 5.0 13th 103.4
Taralga Post Office 26.4 +1.5 35.2 5th 13.6 +1.5 9.0 14th 73.7 67.0 normal 110%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 33.5 4th 13.7 +1.3 11.5 11th 77.1 68.6 normal 112%
Tuggeranong 28.3 34.1 5th 15.2 11.1 17th 101.8
Yass 30.5 +1.5 36.1 5th 16.0 +2.1 12.6 13th 52.7 44.2 normal 119%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 22.3 20th 5.5 +0.7 0.2 13th 129.3 130.8 normal 99%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 25.8 4th 5.4 +0.2 0.0 13th 147.7 73.5 very high 201%
Thredbo AWS 17.4 +1.1 23.7 4th 7.6 +0.6 2.6 1st 142.6 84.4 high 169%
Thredbo Village 22.6 +1.6 29.0 5th 8.0 +1.1 2.5 13th 104.0 84.5 normal 123%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 34.0 +3.2 39.5 3rd 18.8 +3.5 15.0 1st 33.0 37.1 normal 89%
Albury Airport AWS 33.8 39.7 3rd 18.7 14.6 1st 33.4
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 22.4 29.2 3rd 12.1 6.5 13th 87.0
Hume Reservoir 34.2 +3.8 40.0 3rd 19.0 +2.6 16.2 13th 19.1 40.7 normal 47%
Khancoban AWS 32.4 38.8 3rd 15.9 12.2 1st 77.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 30.8 +2.5 36.6 3rd 14.4 +2.6 9.7 13th 52.0 52.4 normal 99%
Wagga Wagga AMO 33.6 +2.8 39.5 5th 19.2 +2.9 16.1 8th 55.6 39.1 high 142%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 32.8 +4.0 39.2 3rd 18.3 +2.6 15.5 27th 64.1 54.3 normal 118%
Cootamundra Airport 32.2 38.5 6th 18.2 15.0 8th 45.8
Grenfell 32.5 +1.5 39.3 6th 18.7 +2.6 15.4 13th 69.1 47.0 high 147%
Gundagai 33.7 39.6 6th 19.0 14.8 13th 35.8
Quandialla Post Office 34.9 +2.8 41.0 6th 19.6 +2.8 15.5 11th 53.2 42.1 normal 126%
Temora Airport 33.6 39.9 5th 18.8 14.0 8th 25.2
Wyalong Post Office 34.8 +2.9 41.3 4th 20.0 +2.7 15.6 8th 21.0 37.3 normal 56%
Young Airport 32.3 38.2 6th 17.3 13.4 17th 17.6
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 33.8 +2.5 39.5 3rd 18.5 +2.9 11.0 7th 40.0 35.2 high 114%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 34.3 41.3 5th 18.0 9.4 1st 47.0
Narrandera Golf Club 34.2 +2.2 40.5 5th 19.3 +2.1 14.3 8th 35.5 37.9 normal 94%
Tocumwal Airport 33.8 +2.3 39.5 5th 18.6 +2.7 9.7 1st 16.9 27.5 normal 61%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 34.3 41.0 5th 19.8 14.0 8th 51.6
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 35.1 +2.9 42.0 5th 19.6 +2.4 12.0 8th 2.4 26.7 low 9%
Hay 34.7 +2.1 42.3 5th 19.1 +2.7 12.0 1st 8.5 27.7 normal 31%
Hay CSIRO AWS 34.4 42.0 5th 18.4 11.0 1st 5.6
Hillston Airport 35.3 +2.5 42.6 5th 19.4 +1.1 15.0 7th 10.0 26.3 normal 38%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 34.5 +1.0 41.4 5th 20.3 +2.0 15.6 8th 52.0 34.4 high 151%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Thursday 1 March 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

Shannon Symons
Technical Officer
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1568
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au