Monday, 2 April 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in March 2007
A warm start to Autumn and better rainfall


Summary

  • Near average rainfall reported across much of NSW
  • Highest March rainfall total for NSW and the Murray Darling Basin since 2001
  • 4th warmest March on record for statewide average mean temperatures
  • Above average statewide maximum and minimum temperatures

 

Rainfall

With the demise of the 2006/07 El Niño) event in February, March saw a return to close to average rainfall across much of NSW. With the added influence of inland troughs and cold fronts moving through the state, parts of the far west and northeast inland experienced above average rainfall. A small area on the far north coast and in the far northern inland were the only areas of the state to report below average rainfall.

The statewide average rainfall for March was 45.3 mm, lower than the historical average1of 54.2 mm. However, this ranks as the highest March rainfall total since 2001, the year the current extended dry period began in most of NSW. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 34.8 mm compared to the historical average of 43.7 mm. This also ranks as the highest March total since 2001.

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

 

Temperature

Autumn began with a continuation of above average temperatures across NSW. The statewide average mean temperature (the average of the maximum and minimum temperature) was 1.5°C above the historical average of 21.9°C, making it the 4th warmest March on record for statewide average mean temperatures.

Maximum temperatures were above average over much of the state, with a region along the Queensland border, from the north western inland to the far Northern Tablelands, experiencing very much above average maximum temperatures. The statewide average maximum temperature was 1.4°C above the historical March average1 of 28.6°C, making it the 9th warmest March on record for statewide maximum temperatures, and the 9th consecutive month with above average statewide maximum temperatures.

Minimum temperatures were also above average over most of the state. The statewide average minimum temperature was 1.5°C above the historical March average of 15.2°C, making it the 8th warmest March on record for statewide average minimum temperatures, and the 7th consecutive month of above average statewide minimum temperatures.

Some sites had their highest March temperature on record.

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

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

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

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

 

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
44.1°C at Wilcannia (Reid St) on the 3rd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
34.8°C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
13.8°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
2.1°C at Thredbo AWS on the 30th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−3.8°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 9th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
2.9°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
21.1°C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
29.9°C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 4th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall

324.0 mm at Bowra Sugarloaf

Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall

92.4 mm at Inverell (Elsmore Village) on the 1st

Highest wind gust
94 km/h at Norah Head AWS on the 25th

Records


Record highest March temperature
Highest temperature
in March 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for March
Normal for
March
Years of
record
Menindee Post Office 43.4 on the 3rd 43.0 on the 1st in 2005 30.6 87



Record highest March mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for March 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for March
Normal for
March
Years of
record
Nyngan Airport 19.2 18.8 in 2006 16.3 84




Record highest March daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in March 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for March
Normal for
March
Years of
record
Tibooburra Post Office 29.9 on the 4th 29.5 on the 12th in 1973 18.4 94



Summaries

Summary statistics for March 2007
Maximum temperatures
for March
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for March
(°C)
Rainfall
for March
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
March
2007
Mean for
March
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
March
2007
Total for
March
2007
Normal
for
March
Rank of
March
2007
Fraction of
March
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 43.2 3rd 17.9 9.6 30th 13.4
Tibooburra Airport 33.6 43.0 3rd 20.9 11.3 30th 31.0
Tibooburra Post Office 33.7 +1.6 43.7 3rd 21.1 +2.6 11.1 30th 33.0 23.4 high 141%
White Cliffs AWS 33.1 43.0 3rd 20.3 11.2 30th 19.8
White Cliffs Post Office 33.0 +1.4 43.5 3rd 20.0 +2.9 11.0 30th 23.9 22.6 high 106%
Wilcannia 32.9 +1.5 44.1 3rd 18.5 +2.3 9.3 30th 25.6 22.4 high 114%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 32.5 43.4 3rd 17.6 9.6 30th 15.8
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 29.6 +0.6 40.2 3rd 17.0 +1.5 9.6 30th 22.0 19.4 high 113%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 29.8 +1.2 40.1 3rd 16.9 +2.1 9.0 30th 26.6 18.9 high 141%
Lake Victoria Storage 28.7 +0.3 37.8 2nd 14.6 +0.6 7.5 25th 36.8 13.5 very high 273%
Menindee Post Office 43.4 3rd 17.3 +2.2 10.6 25th 2.8 17.4 normal 16%
Pooncarie Telecentre 31.4 41.1 3rd 15.0 9.8 30th 9.4 17.6 normal 53%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 33.9 42.7 4th 20.3 9.2 31st 48.8
Brewarrina Hospital 33.5 +1.2 42.2 4th 19.9 +2.5 11.2 31st 51.2 39.0 high 131%
Cobar Airport AWS 32.0 40.9 4th 18.5 6.8 31st 31.0
Cobar MO 32.2 +2.2 41.5 4th 19.4 +2.3 8.8 31st 10.6 34.0 normal 31%
Collarenebri 34.7 +2.8 40.7 3rd 19.6 +2.2 12.7 30th 19.4 49.3 normal 39%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 34.4 41.0 3rd 19.6 11.0 31st 16.3
Wanaaring Post Office 34.4 43.6 4th 20.3 9.7 31st 37.6 26.6 high 141%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 29.1 −0.2 40.7 3rd 14.7 +1.2 9.4 31st 16.4 21.9 normal 75%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 31.6 43.4 3rd 17.8 9.6 25th 29.4
Ivanhoe Post Office 32.8 +2.0 44.7 3rd 17.0 +2.3 9.2 25th 28.9 27.4 high 105%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 30.9 +1.5 39.1 4th 17.7 +3.0 8.9 31st 29.4 37.6 normal 78%
Condobolin Airport AWS 30.0 37.2 4th 16.6 8.2 31st 38.4
Peak Hill Post Office 31.1 +1.7 39.0 4th 18.9 +2.6 8.8 31st 43.0 49.7 normal 87%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 30.1 38.8 3rd 15.9 8.2 31st 28.2
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 31.4 37.6 3rd 18.6 8.5 30th 25.4
Coonamble Comparison 31.8 +0.4 38.1 4th 18.9 +2.5 9.3 30th 20.4 44.8 normal 46%
Nyngan Airport 32.4 +1.9 40.0 4th 19.2 +2.9 9.9 31st 40.0 41.3 normal 97%
Trangie Research Station AWS 30.6 +1.3 39.9 4th 18.3 +2.7 9.6 31st 73.8 46.9 high 157%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 34.8 +3.0 40.6 3rd 19.7 +2.1 10.5 31st 31.9 50.7 normal 63%
Walgett Airport AWS 32.8 39.5 4th 18.6 9.8 30th 27.2
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 37.8 4th 16.9 +1.7 10.6 30th 58.2 46.3 high 126%
Moree Aero 32.7 37.9 12th 18.7 7.8 31st 17.6
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 30.0 +1.2 35.6 4th 14.9 +2.2 7.1 28th 59.5 54.9 normal 108%
Narrabri Airport AWS 31.9 37.1 3rd 17.9 7.7 31st 42.0
Pindari Dam 30.9 +1.9 36.5 12th 15.3 +0.5 5.4 31st 44.5 63.5 normal 70%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 29.9 36.2 4th 16.4 4.6 31st 96.6
Gunnedah Pool 30.0 −0.7 36.0 3rd 17.6 +1.8 8.1 31st 107.2 48.4 high 221%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 29.1 0 35.7 4th 17.8 +1.2 10.7 27th 104.2 42.3 very high 246%
Quirindi Post Office 29.2 −0.1 35.4 4th 15.6 +2.1 8.2 27th 86.6 53.6 high 162%
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.8 34.5 4th 15.6 4.5 31st 124.6
Woolbrook 25.3 +0.4 31.0 4th 11.2 +1.5 −1.0 31st 65.2 53.1 normal 123%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 24.1 29.2 4th 11.2 0.5 31st 91.0
Armidale Airport AWS 23.3 28.7 4th 12.3 3.4 31st 93.6
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 24.4 +1.3 29.0 12th 12.1 +0.7 3.0 31st 141.2 71.7 very high 197%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 24.7 30.0 12th 10.8 0.2 31st 121.2
Glen Innes Post Office 25.3 +1.4 30.9 12th 13.1 +1.6 5.2 31st 162.8 71.9 very high 226%
Guyra Hospital 22.3 +1.2 27.3 4th 11.0 +1.0 2.1 31st 126.6 71.3 high 178%
Inverell 29.2 33.4 12th 13.3 3.0 31st 106.8
Inverell Research Centre 27.9 +0.8 33.1 12th 15.3 +0.9 8.5 31st 74.0 68.4 normal 108%
Tenterfield 26.0 +1.4 30.6 12th 12.3 −0.2 2.5 31st 73.4 80.0 normal 92%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 26.0 +1.5 31.3 11th 16.8 +1.0 12.3 29th 143.8 152.1 normal 95%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 26.7 +0.8 31.4 2nd 19.1 +0.8 14.9 28th 83.4 264.6 low 32%
Ballina Airport AWS 27.3 31.0 2nd 18.1 13.0 29th 86.4
Byron Bay 26.8 30.5 21st 20.2 15.5 27th 111.2
Byron Bay 26.8 +0.3 30.3 21st 20.1 +0.6 15.5 27th 116.9 208.0 normal 56%
Casino Airport 29.5 +0.4 34.1 2nd 18.2 +0.9 12.0 29th 109.8 148.5 normal 74%
Casino Airport AWS 28.5 32.8 2nd 17.7 11.4 29th 114.2
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 27.4 31.4 17th 18.7 14.2 29th 95.0
Grafton Airport 28.5 33.0 17th 17.6 11.3 29th 120.4
Grafton Olympic Pool 28.8 +0.5 33.7 17th 18.4 +0.3 13.2 29th 138.8 133.5 normal 104%
Grafton Research Stn 28.5 33.9 17th 18.2 13.1 29th 170.6 125.6 high 136%
Lismore 28.1 32.7 2nd 18.4 14.3 29th 83.7
Lismore Airport AWS 28.8 33.5 2nd 17.1 11.7 29th 80.6
Murwillumbah 29.4 +1.2 34.2 12th 19.1 +0.9 13.6 29th 75.5 216.4 low 35%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.6 +0.6 30.3 2nd 19.8 +0.6 15.5 31st 129.6 183.4 normal 71%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 26.3 +0.4 30.5 16th 18.3 +0.2 13.0 31st 275.2 243.8 normal 113%
Dorrigo 23.1 28.5 17th 13.7 6.2 31st 309.5
Kempsey 27.9 +0.2 34.0 17th 18.3 +1.8 12.0 31st 136.2 152.7 normal 89%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.4 33.5 17th 16.5 9.2 31st 133.2
South West Rocks 26.3 +0.3 29.5 5th 19.1 +0.3 15.0 31st 133.4 186.5 normal 72%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 25.5 29.8 16th 17.7 12.5 31st 135.3 152.0 normal 89%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.8 31.0 3rd 17.0 7.9 31st 121.8
Taree Airport AWS 27.5 35.0 3rd 16.9 11.0 29th 137.8
Yarras 27.7 +1.0 34.0 17th 16.6 +1.1 13.8 15th 133.7 213.1 low 63%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 29.1 +1.6 38.2 4th 16.3 +0.8 8.3 31st 94.9 87.9 high 108%
Cessnock Airport AWS 28.3 37.0 4th 15.6 8.4 28th 48.8
Gosford 27.3 +1.4 34.7 16th 16.0 +0.6 8.1 31st 143.6 152.1 normal 94%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 29.9 +1.0 39.2 4th 16.1 +1.1 9.2 31st 69.6 58.2 high 120%
Lostock Dam 27.4 +1.0 36.0 4th 16.1 +0.7 11.9 28th 173.0 126.3 high 137%
Maitland Visitors Centre 28.7 37.5 4th 16.5 7.3 31st 103.4
Mangrove Mountain AWS 25.8 33.8 3rd 15.7 7.9 31st 177.0
Murrurundi Gap AWS 24.3 31.9 4th 14.8 8.9 31st 95.2
Murrurundi Post Office 26.9 −1.0 34.5 4th 13.1 +0.4 3.0 31st 103.6 61.3 high 169%
Nelson Bay 25.9 0 32.0 16th 19.3 +2.4 15.4 26th 119.8 119.8 normal 100%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 25.4 +0.7 34.6 16th 18.7 +0.5 13.6 31st 139.2 121.3 high 115%
Newcastle University 27.5 35.8 16th 17.4 10.5 31st 207.6
Norah Head AWS 26.1 35.3 16th 18.8 13.1 31st 152.8
Paterson 28.9 +2.1 38.2 4th 17.0 +1.4 11.5 31st 96.8 119.9 normal 81%
Peats Ridge 25.8 +1.3 34.2 3rd 15.7 +1.2 9.3 31st 164.4 145.2 normal 113%
Scone Airport AWS 28.6 37.6 4th 15.2 6.6 31st 57.6
Scone SCS 37.7 4th 15.7 +1.0 10.0 28th 82.4 52.2 high 158%
Singleton Stp 29.9 38.5 3rd 16.4 9.5 28th 76.9
Williamtown RAAF 27.6 +1.4 35.5 16th 16.8 +0.4 9.1 28th 130.6 122.6 normal 107%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 28.2 +0.9 35.4 4th 15.4 +1.8 6.0 31st 53.8 54.5 normal 99%
Mudgee Airport AWS 27.4 33.9 4th 13.9 3.0 31st 77.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 20.6 29.0 4th 12.2 5.2 31st 102.4
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 26.0 +1.5 34.0 4th 11.7 +1.0 2.8 31st 27.0 49.3 normal 55%
Bathurst Airport AWS 25.4 32.2 4th 12.0 4.4 31st 32.2
Cowra Research Centre 29.0 +1.7 37.0 4th 16.2 +2.2 7.1 31st 43.4 46.7 normal 93%
Katoomba 21.6 +1.4 29.7 3rd 12.3 +0.9 5.6 31st 184.6 167.1 normal 110%
Lithgow 22.7 30.0 3rd 11.4 2.9 31st 72.1 73.5 normal 98%
Mount Boyce AWS 20.9 29.2 3rd 11.9 4.5 31st 137.2
Oberon 21.5 −0.1 29.5 4th 8.8 0 3.0 30th 108.4 65.2 high 166%
Orange Agricultural Institute 23.8 +1.1 30.9 4th 12.1 +1.5 5.4 28th 47.0 56.8 normal 83%
Orange Airport AWS 23.4 30.9 4th 11.2 2.4 28th 64.0
Orange Airport Comparison 23.8 +1.3 31.4 4th 12.0 +2.4 4.4 28th 62.2 50.2 normal 124%
Springwood Bowling Club 25.1 35.5 3rd 15.0 9.0 31st 94.8 126.8 normal 75%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 28.6 +0.3 34.6 4th 13.5 +1.8 5.2 28th 99.8 62.3 high 160%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 26.8 33.7 4th 15.9 9.1 31st 19.4
Dunedoo Post Office 29.2 +1.0 36.5 4th 16.6 +2.4 10.1 28th 123.6 53.2 very high 232%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 29.6 36.9 4th 15.8 9.1 28th 11.6
Cowra Airport Comparison 29.3 +1.2 37.0 4th 15.4 +3.1 6.0 31st 12.4 39.4 low 31%
Dubbo Airport AWS 30.4 38.8 4th 17.2 8.8 31st 48.2
Forbes Airport AWS 30.5 39.4 4th 16.7 7.9 31st 38.6
Parkes 30.5 +2.0 39.0 4th 17.4 +2.4 6.5 31st 39.8 46.7 normal 85%
Parkes Airport AWS 29.8 38.0 4th 16.7 6.0 31st 31.4 41.4 normal 76%
Wellington 29.8 +0.5 37.2 4th 16.4 +2.5 5.5 31st 51.0 49.0 normal 104%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.2 +1.1 35.9 3rd 16.8 +0.7 10.0 31st 63.4 99.3 normal 64%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.5 34.9 3rd 17.0 10.5 28th 51.0
Holsworthy Control Range 26.8 35.4 3rd 15.9 9.5 28th 64.2
Parramatta North 27.5 +1.2 36.5 3rd 16.8 +1.0 9.6 31st 63.5 109.1 low 58%
Riverview Observatory 26.5 +1.3 34.5 3rd 17.2 +1.2 10.1 28th 62.0 127.6 low 49%
Sydney 26.3 +1.6 35.1 24th 19.0 +1.5 14.0 31st 65.4 130.3 normal 50%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.3 +1.1 35.5 24th 19.0 +1.6 13.9 28th 70.4 117.2 normal 60%
Sydney Olympic Park 27.2 36.7 3rd 18.0 12.6 31st 59.4
Terrey Hills AWS 25.7 33.3 24th 17.0 11.8 31st 68.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 26.3 35.4 3rd 15.8 8.1 31st 157.8
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 26.8 35.3 3rd 16.1 8.5 31st 104.4
Liverpool 27.6 36.0 3rd 16.1 8.6 31st 88.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 27.3 36.6 3rd 17.0 9.6 31st 87.2
Prospect Dam 27.4 +1.2 36.7 3rd 16.5 +0.4 10.5 31st 69.7 96.3 normal 72%
Richmond RAAF 27.0 35.9 3rd 16.2 7.1 31st 86.6
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 25.7 34.0 24th 16.5 9.0 28th 73.4
Bellambi AWS 24.5 32.0 24th 18.3 14.0 31st 97.2
Bowral 22.7 +0.3 31.9 3rd 13.0 +1.6 6.2 31st 79.6 93.6 normal 85%
Camden Airport AWS 26.5 −0.2 35.4 3rd 15.8 +1.1 8.7 28th 113.0 86.9 high 130%
Campbelltown 26.7 35.1 3rd 15.4 8.5 28th 73.8
Jervis Bay 23.7 32.2 16th 18.2 14.4 28th 64.2
Moss Vale AWS 22.3 31.3 3rd 12.9 5.6 31st 77.4
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 25.6 33.5 24th 16.1 11.4 31st 90.4
Wollongong University 25.3 +0.9 33.5 24th 17.3 +0.5 12.6 14th 118.3 162.8 normal 73%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 24.7 32.2 24th 14.5 7.7 31st 80.1
Bega AWS 25.0 32.6 16th 13.1 6.9 30th 53.6
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 22.7 32.6 4th 11.2 2.6 31st 73.2
Green Cape AWS 22.8 28.5 16th 16.9 13.3 25th 41.4
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.4 33.0 16th 13.8 8.0 30th 46.2
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.2 +0.8 28.5 16th 17.9 +1.0 13.5 26th 54.0 103.0 normal 52%
Moruya Airport AWS 24.6 31.0 24th 14.6 7.0 30th 92.2
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.9 +0.6 29.0 24th 16.1 +1.0 11.1 30th 97.4 107.9 normal 90%
Narooma Rvcp 23.4 +0.6 29.5 16th 16.4 +1.2 11.0 31st 97.9 105.5 normal 93%
Nerriga Composite 23.5 +0.6 32.5 3rd 11.2 +0.6 1.7 31st 90.4 75.4 high 120%
Ulladulla AWS 23.7 32.9 24th 17.1 12.4 31st 95.8
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 22.8 +0.2 32.1 3rd 9.4 +0.9 3.9 14th 31.0 58.4 normal 53%
Bombala AWS 20.6 30.4 3rd 9.1 1.6 26th 21.8
Canberra Airport 25.8 +1.3 35.1 4th 12.6 +2.0 3.9 31st 35.4 51.1 normal 69%
Cooma Airport AWS 21.6 31.4 3rd 9.2 2.1 25th 35.2 40.1 normal 88%
Cooma Visitors Centre 23.3 −0.6 32.1 3rd 9.7 +1.6 3.5 31st 55.6 57.1 normal 97%
Goulburn Airport AWS 24.7 34.9 4th 11.6 2.5 31st 57.6
Goulburn Tafe 24.5 +0.5 34.7 4th 12.3 +1.2 5.0 31st 73.2 54.7 high 134%
Mount Ginini AWS 25.0 3rd 7.9 −1.0 25th 81.2
Taralga Post Office 23.8 +1.4 33.0 4th 11.3 +1.5 2.4 31st 45.2 66.0 normal 68%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 25.3 +1.8 33.0 4th 11.0 +1.2 7.2 9th 53.3 68.2 normal 78%
Tuggeranong 25.8 33.7 4th 12.6 2.8 31st 29.0
Yass 27.0 +1.3 36.0 4th 13.4 +2.3 6.0 31st 34.8 46.9 normal 74%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 22.7 4th 2.9 +0.4 −3.8 9th 167.9 135.5 high 124%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 23.5 4th 3.3 0 −3.4 12th 135.9 115.9 normal 117%
Thredbo AWS 13.8 +0.3 21.4 3rd 5.1 +0.2 −3.0 25th 158.4 109.8 high 144%
Thredbo Village 19.1 +1.0 27.0 3rd 5.3 +1.0 −1.5 9th 112.7 105.2 normal 107%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 29.0 +1.5 38.1 3rd 14.6 +2.3 7.2 31st 25.8 38.5 normal 67%
Albury Airport AWS 28.8 38.0 3rd 14.6 7.6 31st 23.4
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 17.8 25.8 3rd 9.3 0.7 25th 151.6
Hume Reservoir 28.8 +1.8 37.7 3rd 15.7 +2.0 8.0 31st 39.4 43.0 normal 92%
Khancoban AWS 27.3 34.4 4th 12.2 5.7 25th 77.4
Tumbarumba Post Office 25.8 +0.8 33.7 3rd 11.5 +3.0 3.0 31st 88.2 65.9 high 134%
Wagga Wagga AMO 28.9 +1.3 36.7 3rd 15.7 +2.4 7.7 31st 23.2 40.4 normal 57%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 28.0 +2.1 36.5 4th 15.4 +2.1 7.8 31st 61.8 57.8 normal 107%
Cootamundra Airport 28.3 36.6 3rd 15.1 6.0 31st 27.8
Grenfell 28.7 +0.8 37.6 4th 16.3 +3.0 7.0 31st 40.2 47.3 normal 85%
Gundagai 29.0 37.1 3rd 15.8 7.9 31st 37.6
Quandialla Post Office 30.8 +1.6 39.3 3rd 16.8 +3.2 7.2 31st 34.0 43.5 normal 78%
Temora Airport 29.5 38.2 3rd 15.4 7.0 31st 25.8
Wyalong Post Office 30.7 +2.0 39.7 3rd 16.7 +2.3 9.2 31st 20.8 36.1 normal 58%
Young Airport 28.5 37.3 4th 14.4 4.6 31st 21.4
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 29.0 +1.1 38.5 3rd 14.4 +1.8 7.7 25th 30.6 36.2 normal 85%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 28.9 39.6 3rd 14.6 8.4 25th 18.6
Narrandera Golf Club 29.4 +1.1 38.9 3rd 16.1 +2.0 9.2 25th 29.9 28.9 normal 103%
Tocumwal Airport 29.0 +0.9 38.9 3rd 14.7 +1.2 9.0 31st 26.5 33.5 normal 79%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 29.4 39.0 3rd 16.5 9.0 25th 47.0
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 30.7 +1.9 41.0 3rd 16.2 +2.0 9.0 25th 14.4 33.8 normal 43%
Hay 29.9 +0.7 41.3 3rd 15.9 +2.2 7.7 31st 19.9 28.8 normal 69%
Hay CSIRO AWS 29.4 42.0 3rd 15.0 7.0 31st 19.2
Hillston Airport 31.3 +2.2 41.6 3rd 16.0 +0.9 9.2 25th 21.6 31.4 normal 69%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 31.6 +1.3 40.0 3rd 17.1 +1.9 9.3 25th 33.4 34.8 normal 96%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 2 April 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
Climate Officer
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au