Tuesday, 4 September 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in August 2007
Warm days and warm nights

Summary

  • Above to very much above rainfall in the northeast
  • 3rd warmest August on record for statewide average mean temperatures
  • 4th warmest August on record for statewide average maximum temperatures
  • 4th warmest August on record for statewide average minimum tempertures

Rainfall

Despite hopes of developing La Niña conditions, NSW experienced below to very much below average rainfall across most regions, with some locations in the southwest experiencing their lowest rainfall on record. The northeast of the state was the only area to experience above to very much above average rainfall, brought about by an active trough that affected the area (and SE Queensland) mid-late month.

The statewide average rainfall for August 2007 was 29.3  mm, which is lower than the historical average1 of 40.6  mm. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 21.8 mm, compared to the historical average of 40.0  mm.

Some sites had their highest total August rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total August rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

NSW experienced warmer than average daytime and nighttime temperatures during August. Maximum temperatures were above to very much above average throughout, with some locations in the northeast recording their highest maximum temperature on record. The statewide average maximum temperature for August 2007 was 19.7°C, which is 2.6°C above the historical average1 of 17.1°C, making this the 4th warmest August on record for statewide average maximum temperatures (current record for August is 21.2°C, set in 1982).

Much of the state recorded above to very much above average minimum temperatures also. The statewide average minimum temperature was 6.2°C, which is 1.5°C above the historical average of 4.7°C, making this the 4th warmest August on record for statewide average minimum temperatures (current record for August is 19.4°C, set in 1998).

The statewide average mean temperature (the average of the maximum and minimum temperature) was 13.0°C, which is 2.0°C above the historical average of 11.0°C, making this the 3rd warmest August on record for statewide average mean temperatures (current record for August is 13.1°C, set in 1982).

The warmer than average temperatures experienced in August were a result of higher than average pressure over inland Australia as well as easterly wind anomalies across the state during the month.

Some sites had their highest August temperature on record.

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

Some sites had their highest August 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
31.7°C at Ivanhoe Post Office on the 30th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
23.5°C at Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Centre
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
1.6°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−3.6°C at Thredbo AWS on the 3rd
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−10.0°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 23rd
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
−3.7°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
13.9°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature

18.0°C at Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS on the 31st

Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
528.5 mm at Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
268.2 mm at Lowanna (Grafton St) on the 21st
Highest wind gust
137 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 31st

Records

Record highest total August rainfall
Total rainfall
for August 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for August
Normal for
August
Years of
record
Drake (Village Resource Centre) 177.1 148.3 in 1987 38.2 115
Bonalbo Post Office 126.9 117.9 in 1957 34.7 61
Grafton Research Stn 189.2 182.6 in 1952 39.6 52
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 262.5 219.2 in 1969 77.8 45
Grafton Olympic Pool 196.4 174.7 in 1969 39.5 41
Tabulam (Muirne) 160.4 139.0 in 1987 37.7 38



Record lowest total August rainfall
Total rainfall
for August 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for August
Normal for
August
Years of
record
Moulamein Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 1914 34.0 120
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 0.0 = 0.0 in 1946 18.6 112
Wentworth (Burtundy) 0.4 1.5 in 1994 32.2 62
Blowering Dam 0.3 19.0 in 2006 113.3 52
Broken Hill Airport AWS 0.0 = 0.0 in 1982 19.0 48
Yarrangobilly Caves 4.4 8.9 in 1914 134.2 43



Record highest August mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for August 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for August
Normal for
August
Years of
record
Albury Airport 17.0 16.6 in 1995 14.7 25




Record highest August temperature
Highest temperature
in August 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for August
Normal for
August
Years of
record
Hillston Airport 30.7 on the 30th 30.2 on the 25th in 1995 17.0 50
Wyalong Post Office 28.4 on the 30th = 28.4 on the 30th in 1982 15.9 43
Narrandera Golf Club 28.6 on the 30th 28.5 on the 29th in 1977 15.9 38
Griffith Airport AWS 30.0 on the 30th 29.0 on the 26th in 2004 16.5 33



Record highest August mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for August 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for August
Normal for
August
Years of
record
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 11.7 11.1 in 1987 8.9 149
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 12.1 11.6 in 1998 9.2 143
Riverview Observatory 10.2 9.4 in 1998 7.1 71
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 13.2 13.1 in 1982 11.7 69
Sydney Airport AMO 11.2 10.7 in 1998 8.0 69
Cowra Research Centre (Evans St) 6.5 6.4 in 1998 4.5 56
Taralga Post Office 4.0 3.4 in 1998 1.2 47
Orange Airport Comparison 3.6 3.3 in 1998 1.3 40
Bowral (Parry Drive) 6.1 5.2 in 1998 2.8 39
Lostock Dam 9.3 8.4 in 1975 6.9 37
Tabulam (Muirne) 9.8 9.7 in 1998 7.9 37
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 9.1 8.9 in 1998 6.5 36
Oberon (Woodchem) 2.2 1.8 in 1969 0.3 34
Goulburn Tafe 5.4 4.4 in 1998 2.0 33
Perisher Valley Ski Centre −2.4 = −2.4 in 1998 −4.3 30
Thredbo Village −0.7 = −0.7 in 1996 −2.5 27
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 8.7 8.2 in 1987 6.5 26
Guyra Hospital 3.2 3.1 in 1998 1.1 24
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 12.7 11.5 in 2006 9.1 22
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 3.2 2.6 in 1998 1.1 22




Record highest August daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in August 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for August
Normal for
August
Years of
record
Hay (Miller Street) 15.6 on the 31st 14.5 on the 27th in 1969 4.6 51
Ivanhoe Post Office 16.4 on the 31st 16.1 on the 30th in 1969 4.7 48
Wyalong Post Office 15.6 on the 31st 14.3 on the 21st in 1995 3.8 43
Narrandera Golf Club 15.4 on the 31st 14.5 on the 7th in 1973 4.1 38
Lake Cargelligo Airport 17.5 on the 31st 13.8 on the 21st in 1995 4.5 37
Griffith Airport AWS 17.0 on the 31st 15.1 on the 11th in 1982 3.8 34
Goulburn Tafe 11.6 on the 31st 11.4 on the 31st in 2005 2.0 33
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 17.5 on the 17th 16.9 on the 6th in 1991 8.8 31



Summaries

Summary statistics for August 2007
Maximum temperatures
for August
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for August
(°C)
Rainfall
for August
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
August
2007
Mean for
August
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
August
2007
Total for
August
2007
Normal
for
August
Rank of
August
2007
Fraction of
August
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 21.2 30.4 30th 6.0 −0.9 15th 0.6
Tibooburra Airport 22.2 30.3 29th 8.6 3.1 15th 5.6
Tibooburra Post Office 22.6 +2.3 31.5 29th 8.4 +1.5 3.7 20th 7.0 11.9 normal 59%
White Cliffs AWS 21.4 29.7 30th 7.9 3.2 15th 15.2
White Cliffs Post Office 21.6 +1.9 30.0 30th 7.1 +1.4 1.0 15th 16.7 15.7 normal 106%
Wilcannia 22.3 +2.8 30.8 30th 5.9 +0.3 −1.1 15th 3.2 17.8 low 18%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 21.9 31.0 30th 6.4 0.1 15th 4.4
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 20.0 +2.7 29.3 30th 8.0 +1.7 3.3 18th 0.0 18.6 lowest 0%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 19.9 +2.3 29.0 30th 6.3 +0.6 −0.5 15th 0.0 19.0 lowest 0%
Lake Victoria Storage 20.0 +2.9 29.5 26th 5.8 −0.3 −0.5 15th 2.6 24.0 very low 11%
Menindee Post Office 21.8 +2.5 31.2 30th 5.7 +0.5 0.2 15th 0.4 18.2 very low 2%
Pooncarie Telecentre 21.4 31.0 30th 5.4 −1.0 15th 1.6 22.9 very low 7%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 23.1 30.2 29th 6.6 −0.1 4th 1.8
Brewarrina Hospital 22.8 +2.3 29.5 29th 6.6 +0.8 1.0 9th 0.8 21.9 low 4%
Cobar Airport AWS 20.7 28.5 29th 6.5 0.6 4th 16.2
Cobar MO 21.0 +3.1 29.3 29th 8.1 +1.9 2.6 4th 13.8 28.4 low 49%
Collarenebri 28.7 29th 6.8 +1.6 −1.0 6th 1.6 27.0 low 6%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 23.5 29.0 29th 7.3 0.5 5th 3.6
Wanaaring Post Office 22.9 30.8 29th 4.8 −0.9 16th 3.0 15.1 low 20%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 19.9 +2.4 29.2 30th 5.2 +0.5 −0.6 14th 2.0 29.8 very low 7%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 21.3 31.0 30th 7.3 −0.1 14th 2.0
Ivanhoe Post Office 22.1 +3.5 31.7 30th 6.3 +1.6 −2.5 14th 2.6 23.8 very low 11%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 19.5 +2.7 28.1 30th 5.3 +1.8 −1.5 14th 13.7 35.5 low 39%
Condobolin Airport AWS 17.9 26.2 30th 3.6 −1.8 14th 12.8
Peak Hill Post Office 18.9 +2.0 26.0 30th 7.7 +1.9 1.5 4th 13.5 43.4 low 31%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 18.4 28.6 30th 4.9 0.2 13th 13.8
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 21.4 28.1 29th 5.2 −0.7 4th 5.4
Coonamble Comparison 21.6 +2.3 28.3 30th 5.5 +0.9 −0.7 4th 6.8 32.3 low 21%
Nyngan Airport 21.2 +2.9 28.7 29th 6.7 +1.9 1.7 4th 8.0 29.9 low 27%
Trangie Research Station AWS 19.8 +2.6 27.8 29th 6.0 +2.0 0.6 7th 14.8 32.7 low 45%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 23.1 +2.1 29.2 2nd 7.3 +1.3 0.5 5th 25.1 25.8 normal 97%
Walgett Airport AWS 22.9 29.0 29th 5.9 −0.5 7th 19.4
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 26.4 30th 5.7 +2.7 −1.1 13th 10.8 41.0 low 26%
Moree Aero 21.7 27.4 2nd 6.7 −0.4 5th 34.2
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 20.0 +2.2 24.9 30th 2.9 +1.8 −4.0 7th 68.4 40.1 high 171%
Narrabri Airport AWS 20.7 25.9 30th 6.2 −0.8 7th 32.4
Pindari Dam 20.0 +1.1 24.2 14th 4.4 +1.7 −2.5 5th 75.0 37.7 very high 199%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 19.9 25.0 30th 4.5 −2.7 7th 66.8
Gunnedah Pool 20.5 +1.6 26.0 30th 6.9 +2.8 0.6 7th 80.8 41.7 high 194%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 19.7 +1.8 24.7 30th 8.0 +2.3 1.9 7th 75.2 36.0 high 209%
Quirindi Post Office 19.5 +1.6 25.0 30th 3.1 +0.7 −3.4 7th 75.4 45.5 high 166%
Tamworth Airport AWS 19.6 24.7 30th 4.7 −2.4 7th 100.0
Woolbrook 16.1 +1.8 21.0 2nd 1.7 +2.7 −6.5 7th 126.8 54.7 very high 232%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 15.6 20.7 2nd 2.2 −7.0 7th 92.0
Armidale Airport AWS 14.9 19.7 2nd 4.3 −4.5 7th 90.8
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 15.5 +1.6 19.0 29th 3.8 +2.6 −3.0 9th 98.2 48.9 very high 201%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 15.3 19.7 12th 1.5 −8.3 7th 112.0
Glen Innes Post Office 15.7 +1.5 20.5 12th 4.1 +2.8 −3.0 7th 106.0 50.5 very high 210%
Guyra Hospital 13.2 +1.1 17.3 12th 3.2 +2.1 −2.9 5th 116.8 52.7 very high 222%
Inverell 19.1 23.3 27th 2.6 −5.0 7th 68.2
Inverell Research Centre 18.9 +2.4 22.6 27th 5.6 +1.3 −1.3 7th 18.4 43.9 low 42%
Tenterfield 17.0 +1.0 23.0 13th 3.0 +1.1 −6.0 7th 110.1 43.7 very high 252%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 19.1 +1.0 24.8 11th 9.8 +1.9 3.6 5th 160.4 37.7 highest 425%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 21.2 +1.3 26.7 2nd 12.1 +1.6 4.6 5th 262.5 77.8 highest 337%
Ballina Airport AWS 21.6 27.0 3rd 9.8 2.0 5th 215.4
Casino Airport 23.3 +0.5 29.4 11th 9.4 +2.2 1.7 5th 117.8 42.3 very high 278%
Casino Airport AWS 22.7 28.8 11th 8.6 −0.1 5th 120.0
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 22.1 29.4 2nd 11.7 5.4 5th 237.8
Grafton Airport AWS 22.8 28.8 3rd 7.0 −2.2 5th 214.0
Grafton Olympic Pool 23.0 +1.0 28.6 11th 8.8 +1.6 1.5 5th 196.4 39.5 highest 497%
Grafton Research Stn 22.6 28.8 3rd 8.9 2.8 8th 189.2 39.6 highest 478%
Lismore 22.5 27.9 2nd 10.9 5.8 7th 187.0
Lismore Airport AWS 23.4 28.8 2nd 7.8 −0.5 7th 130.2
Murwillumbah 23.4 +1.0 28.9 2nd 10.3 +1.5 2.8 5th 185.6 52.5 very high 354%
Yamba Pilot Station 21.9 +1.8 28.6 3rd 11.3 +0.8 6.8 5th 225.1 77.1 very high 292%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 21.0 +1.3 27.7 3rd 9.5 +1.2 0.9 5th 306.4 81.5 very high 376%
Dorrigo 17.1 23.0 3rd 6.9 −0.5 7th 528.5
Kempsey 22.3 +1.0 28.0 12th 7.8 +1.6 −1.0 5th 210.0 62.7 very high 335%
Kempsey Airport AWS 22.0 27.6 28th 6.8 −2.0 5th 212.4
South West Rocks 21.4 +1.7 26.8 12th 13.2 +1.6 9.2 5th 169.7 83.2 high 204%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 20.4 26.0 12th 10.2 5.5 8th 164.1 72.8 very high 225%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 20.9 27.1 28th 7.5 −0.9 11th 234.6
Taree Airport AWS 21.0 27.0 28th 8.0 1.0 8th 175.2
Yarras 20.8 +0.5 26.8 29th 6.8 +0.8 0.0 8th 187.1 68.9 very high 272%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 20.7 +1.0 26.4 29th 7.8 +3.0 0.8 7th 70.6 37.7 high 187%
Cessnock Airport AWS 19.9 25.4 2nd 7.5 −0.3 7th 78.2
Gosford 20.2 +1.2 27.1 27th 7.2 +1.9 1.2 5th 179.8 74.3 high 242%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 26.2 30th 8.6 +4.2 1.4 7th 65.0 36.6 high 178%
Lostock Dam 19.3 +1.0 25.2 2nd 9.3 +2.4 4.2 7th 91.2 35.3 very high 258%
Maitland Visitors Centre 26.8 2nd 7.9 1.0 8th 115.3
Mangrove Mountain AWS 18.0 25.1 27th 8.6 2.9 14th 198.8
Merriwa 17.6 24.0 30th 5.2 0.1 8th 43.4 34.0 normal 128%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 15.1 20.8 30th 7.2 1.4 4th 79.4
Murrurundi Post Office 17.8 +0.9 23.8 30th 4.2 +1.7 −3.0 7th 80.4 62.0 high 130%
Nelson Bay 19.9 +1.0 25.5 28th 12.7 +3.6 9.5 8th 133.8 105.5 high 127%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 19.5 +1.5 25.5 28th 12.1 +2.9 6.8 4th 96.4 75.1 high 128%
Newcastle University 20.4 26.2 2nd 10.2 4.3 7th 104.0
Norah Head AWS 19.9 27.0 27th 11.9 6.3 4th 135.6
Paterson 20.4 +1.1 27.1 2nd 9.1 +2.6 3.4 8th 95.2 37.9 very high 251%
Peats Ridge 18.5 +0.9 25.7 27th 8.7 +2.2 3.7 15th 190.8 85.5 high 223%
Scone Airport AWS 18.8 24.8 30th 6.3 0.0 7th 68.6
Scone SCS 24.8 2nd 7.6 +2.1 2.0 7th 49.0 39.4 normal 124%
Singleton Stp 19.6 25.1 2nd 6.7 −1.0 7th 69.7
Williamtown RAAF 20.3 +1.8 26.3 28th 8.5 +1.6 1.1 9th 90.2 78.1 normal 115%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 17.7 +1.3 24.9 30th 5.6 +2.3 0.5 4th 29.9 46.4 normal 64%
Mudgee Airport AWS 16.9 23.2 29th 4.0 −2.1 8th 35.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 11.3 18.4 29th 4.8 −1.2 4th 93.6
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 15.1 +2.3 22.1 29th 3.4 +2.1 −1.9 8th 18.2 49.1 low 37%
Bathurst Airport AWS 14.7 21.2 30th 3.6 −1.3 8th 18.8
Cowra Research Centre 16.6 +2.0 23.8 30th 6.5 +2.0 2.0 4th 23.8 52.2 low 46%
Katoomba 12.9 +1.9 20.8 30th 5.4 +2.2 −1.2 14th 147.2 81.0 high 182%
Lithgow 13.5 20.7 29th 4.1 −2.8 7th 65.4 58.6 normal 112%
Mount Boyce AWS 11.7 19.2 30th 5.0 −0.5 14th 100.0
Oberon 19.0 30th 2.2 +2.0 −2.0 14th 31.4 75.5 low 42%
Orange Agricultural Institute 12.6 +1.6 18.5 30th 3.9 +1.9 −0.8 14th 33.1 98.7 low 34%
Orange Airport AWS 12.5 19.1 29th 3.2 −1.1 14th 41.6
Orange Airport Comparison 12.7 +2.0 19.2 29th 3.6 +2.3 −1.6 14th 40.2 92.3 low 44%
Springwood Bowling Club 18.4 26.5 27th 8.0 3.0 7th 116.5 54.8 high 213%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 18.6 +1.8 24.9 29th 1.9 +1.0 −3.4 12th 22.4 53.2 low 42%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 17.0 23.1 30th 7.8 2.8 4th 20.0
Dunedoo Post Office 18.8 +1.7 26.2 30th 5.4 +2.4 −0.4 8th 28.5 40.7 normal 70%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 17.1 24.5 30th 3.5 −1.1 8th 21.6
Cowra Airport Comparison 17.1 +1.6 24.5 30th 4.4 +1.7 −0.2 8th 24.0 49.1 low 49%
Dubbo Airport AWS 18.3 25.3 30th 4.8 −1.3 4th 20.2
Forbes Airport AWS 18.3 26.4 30th 3.1 −1.2 4th 14.6
Parkes 18.7 +2.9 25.6 30th 6.5 +1.6 0.0 4th 26.0 49.3 low 53%
Parkes Airport AWS 17.5 25.0 30th 4.0 −1.0 4th 24.0 46.4 low 52%
Wellington 18.3 +1.4 25.0 30th 3.8 +0.8 −0.7 10th 21.8 49.8 low 44%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 20.0 +1.1 27.1 27th 7.9 +1.9 2.1 8th 85.6 51.2 high 167%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 19.8 27.1 27th 8.1 2.1 8th 111.4
Holsworthy Control Range 19.8 26.9 27th 7.0 −1.5 8th 68.0
Parramatta North 20.2 +1.2 27.5 27th 9.3 +2.2 3.5 14th 113.8 57.8 high 197%
Riverview Observatory 20.2 +1.9 27.0 28th 10.2 +3.1 5.4 15th 172.0 72.6 high 237%
Sydney 19.9 +2.2 27.7 27th 11.7 +2.8 6.9 14th 152.2 81.9 high 186%
Sydney Airport AMO 20.1 +1.9 27.8 28th 11.2 +3.2 6.4 14th 84.6 78.6 normal 108%
Sydney Olympic Park 20.3 27.9 27th 10.7 5.6 14th 114.6
Terrey Hills AWS 18.9 25.8 28th 10.3 3.9 4th 116.2
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 19.8 26.9 27th 6.8 −0.5 8th 64.0
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 19.7 26.8 27th 8.6 2.7 4th 71.4
Liverpool 20.3 27.0 31st 7.0 1.2 8th 69.8
Penrith Lakes AWS 20.5 27.9 27th 8.4 2.3 8th 78.2
Prospect Dam 20.2 +1.6 27.2 30th 8.9 +2.1 3.3 4th 77.0 51.0 high 151%
Richmond RAAF 20.3 27.2 27th 7.8 0.9 7th 84.2
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 19.3 27.0 31st 7.7 2.0 8th 55.0
Bellambi AWS 18.8 26.0 27th 11.5 7.5 14th 123.6
Bowral 14.0 +0.5 22.5 30th 6.1 +3.3 1.3 14th 35.0 62.0 normal 56%
Camden Airport AWS 19.9 +0.9 27.1 27th 5.5 +1.7 −1.1 8th 48.6 44.6 high 109%
Campbelltown 19.9 27.4 27th 6.1 0.9 8th 35.4
Jervis Bay 17.7 25.6 31st 11.6 8.6 4th 44.0
Kiama 19.3 27.5 31st 12.0 8.9 14th
Moss Vale AWS 13.9 22.2 30th 5.5 0.5 14th 29.0
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 18.8 26.4 28th 8.4 4.2 14th 47.0
Wollongong University 19.2 +1.0 27.5 27th 9.5 +0.8 4.9 8th 80.6 83.3 high 97%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 18.8 27.2 30th 6.9 0.1 4th 67.0
Bega AWS 19.3 27.1 28th 5.1 0.7 7th 24.6
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 14.1 21.5 30th 3.5 −2.6 7th 15.0
Green Cape AWS 17.1 26.6 31st 10.5 6.5 4th 28.2
Merimbula Airport AWS 18.7 28.0 28th 5.8 0.0 4th 24.8
Montague Island Lighthouse 17.1 +1.1 23.9 31st 11.4 +1.2 8.7 4th 35.2 53.8 normal 65%
Moruya Airport AWS 18.8 28.0 30th 6.1 −1.0 4th 62.2
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 18.1 +1.0 26.6 28th 8.6 +2.1 3.5 4th 67.8 53.6 high 126%
Narooma Rvcp 17.8 +1.1 25.7 28th 8.9 +1.7 4.6 4th 43.4 49.6 normal 88%
Nerriga Composite 14.3 +0.9 22.0 30th 3.8 +3.0 −2.2 7th 18.5 56.5 low 33%
Ulladulla AWS 17.9 25.9 31st 10.7 6.4 7th 90.0
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 14.8 +2.2 22.8 30th 1.2 +1.4 −2.2 7th
Bombala AWS 12.9 20.5 30th 2.3 −1.7 20th 15.6
Canberra Airport 15.0 +2.0 21.9 28th 3.8 +2.9 −0.7 13th 11.6 46.6 very low 25%
Cooma Airport AWS 12.7 20.3 30th 0.9 −5.1 7th 16.4 30.9 low 53%
Cooma Visitors Centre 14.1 +0.8 22.2 30th 0.9 +2.8 −5.5 4th 14.7 27.3 low 54%
Goulburn Airport AWS 14.0 21.8 30th 3.7 −4.3 14th 7.0
Goulburn Tafe 14.1 +0.8 21.9 30th 5.4 +3.4 −1.4 14th 11.8 53.6 low 22%
Mount Ginini AWS 4.7 14.0 30th −0.9 −6.0 4th 30.2
Taralga Post Office 13.1 +1.3 21.2 30th 4.0 +2.9 −1.6 14th 51.3 67.0 normal 77%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 14.9 +2.3 22.0 30th 3.2 +2.1 −5.0 13th 13.5 94.1 very low 14%
Tuggeranong 15.2 22.5 27th 3.6 −1.8 7th 8.4
Yass 15.2 +1.8 22.8 30th 3.6 +1.8 0.0 4th 11.2 59.3 very low 19%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 4.7 +2.0 8.7 23rd −3.7 +2.2 −10.0 23rd 79.4 203.3 low 39%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 4.9 +1.6 10.0 30th −2.4 +1.9 −7.5 23rd 134.0 246.6 low 54%
Thredbo AWS 1.6 +1.1 7.1 30th −3.3 +1.6 −7.6 4th 70.8 128.8 low 55%
Thredbo Village 8.1 +1.7 14.5 27th −0.7 +1.9 −5.5 1st 114.7 188.7 low 61%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 17.0 +2.3 24.2 28th 4.3 +0.8 0.8 4th 13.2 82.8 lowest 16%
Albury Airport AWS 16.7 23.7 28th 4.4 0.6 4th 12.4
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 6.5 15.4 30th 0.8 −4.2 4th 96.2
Hume Reservoir 16.5 +2.4 23.7 28th 6.5 +1.6 1.3 4th 19.9 76.6 very low 26%
Khancoban AWS 15.6 22.1 30th 3.5 −1.5 14th 44.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 14.4 +2.2 21.3 30th 2.5 +1.7 −2.5 4th 33.4 106.7 very low 31%
Wagga Wagga AMO 16.8 +2.4 25.2 30th 3.7 +0.1 −1.0 4th 21.0 51.8 low 41%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 15.5 +2.2 23.5 30th 6.1 +2.5 1.5 14th 22.9 99.0 very low 23%
Cootamundra Airport 16.1 24.8 30th 2.8 −1.2 8th 13.0
Grenfell 16.4 +1.6 24.3 30th 6.2 +2.3 0.7 4th 23.3 56.6 low 41%
Gundagai 16.6 24.5 28th 3.8 −0.2 13th 14.6
Quandialla Post Office 18.4 +2.2 27.2 30th 4.8 +1.2 −1.3 4th 28.1 42.9 low 66%
Temora Airport 17.1 26.9 30th 3.0 −1.9 13th 15.8
Wyalong Post Office 18.9 +3.1 28.4 30th 5.8 +2.0 1.8 7th 13.0 39.4 low 33%
Young Airport 15.9 23.3 30th 2.5 −2.5 13th 26.6
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 17.1 +2.1 23.8 28th 4.5 +0.8 −0.4 14th 7.7 53.4 very low 14%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 18.3 27.6 30th 4.5 −0.4 14th 2.8
Narrandera Airport 18.6 29.1 30th 4.4 −2.3 14th 20.6 40.3 low 51%
Narrandera Golf Club 18.2 +2.3 28.6 30th 5.1 +1.0 −0.9 14th 22.0 44.5 low 49%
Tocumwal Airport 18.1 +2.3 27.1 30th 4.5 +0.1 0.1 4th 5.3 43.3 very low 12%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 18.7 30.0 30th 6.4 0.0 4th 11.6
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 19.3 +2.7 30.0 30th 5.3 +1.5 −1.0 4th 4.8 36.8 very low 13%
Hay 19.9 +2.6 29.2 30th 5.9 +1.3 −2.1 14th 1.7 32.3 very low 5%
Hay Airport AWS 20.0 29.5 30th 5.1 −3.0 14th 2.0
Hay CSIRO AWS 19.5 29.0 30th 5.2 −3.0 14th 1.6
Hillston Airport 20.5 +3.5 30.7 30th 4.6 −0.4 −1.5 14th 7.8 31.2 low 25%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 20.0 +2.5 29.4 30th 5.9 +1.4 0.5 4th 5.2 34.0 very low 15%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 4 September 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