Tuesday, 2 October 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in September 2007
Very dry conditions across NSW

Summary

  • Driest September on record for the Murray Darling Basin
  • Fourth driest September on record for NSW - driest September in NSW since 1980
  • Above average statewide average maximum temperatures
  • Near normal statewide average minimum temperatures

Rainfall

Despite conditions in the Pacific Ocean reaching La Niña thresholds, expected rainfall associated with La Niña conditions did not eventuate over NSW. Dry conditions prevailed, with below to very much below average rainfall recorded over the majority of the state, with parts of the central inland and far west recording their lowest rainfall on record, and the Murray Darling Basin recording it's driest September on record. The northeast coast (from the Illawarra to the Northern Rivers) was the only region of the state to record average rainfall - resulting from moist onshore flow early in the month.

This distribution of below average rainfall is, in part, due to the unusual state of the oceans to the north and northwest of Australia. Sea temperatures have been cooling strongly since June when, historically, they would have been expected to warm, as other indicators trended towards La Niña conditions. This pattern inhibits the formation of northwest cloudbands, which is a major source of winter and spring rain for central and eastern Australia during La Niña years. Additionally, NSW experienced easterly wind anomalies over much of the state during September, which favours rainfall along the coast, but not inland areas.

The statewide average rainfall for September 2007 was 8.8 mm, which is lower than the historical average1 of 36.1 mm. This ranks as the 4th driest September on record and marks the driest September in NSW since 1980. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 9.1 mm, compared to the historical average of 35.1 mm, making it the driest September on record for the Murray Darling Basin (previous record was 9.5 mm set in September 1914).

Some sites had their lowest total September rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

NSW experienced close to average maximum temperatures along the coast, and above to very much above average temperatures along the ranges and in the west. This distribution of above average temperatures is a result of easterly wind anomalies across the state, as well as higher than average pressure over NSW during the month. The statewide average maximum temperature was 22.5°C, which is 1.9°C above the historical average1 of 20.6°C, making it the 10th warmest September on record for statewide average maximum temperatures (current record for September is 23.4°C, set in 2000)

Statewide minimum temperatures were generally close to average, however, parts of the far south and far west recorded below to very much below average minimum temperatures. This distribution of below average minimum temperatures is a result of dry condtions and clear skies during the month. The statewide average minimum temperature was 7.2°C, which is 0.1°C above the historical average of 7.1°C.

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

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

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

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

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
36.2°C at Brewarrina Hospital on the 26th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
27.1°C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
3.5°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−1.1°C at Thredbo AWS on the 4th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−8.7°C at Thredbo AWS on the 4th
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
15.3°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
20.5°C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 26th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
189.2 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
88.0 mm at Rock Valley (Leycester Creek) on the 23rd
Highest wind gust
128 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 30th

Records

Record lowest total September rainfall
Total rainfall
for September 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for September
Normal for
September
Years of
record
Urana Post Office 2.0 3.4 in 1946 38.2 133
Warialda Post Office 0.2 0.3 in 1925 43.3 130
Wilcannia (Reid St) 0.0 = 0.0 in 1989 15.9 129
Cudal Post Office 4.0 5.6 in 1957 48.3 123
Wanaaring Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2001 13.9 121
Molong (King St) 3.6 3.8 in 1957 53.2 120
Trundle (Brookview St) 0.2 0.5 in 1957 34.8 119
Jerilderie Treatment Works 1.0 4.3 in 1972 34.5 118
Mendooran Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 1980 40.8 117
Booligal (Belmont) 0.6 1.0 in 1914 25.8 116
Murrumburrah Old Post Office 4.2 5.1 in 1946 49.9 115
Rockley Post Office 7.8 10.0 in 1957 55.0 113
Tocumwal Airport 2.2 3.9 in 1972 39.2 111
Yalgogrin North (Roloma) 1.8 2.6 in 1957 36.4 110
The Rock Post Office 4.0 4.3 in 1944 48.8 109
Uralla (Dumaresq St) 1.7 2.4 in 1980 54.3 107
White Cliffs Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 1980 15.0 107
Koorawatha (Boorowa Street) 2.6 = 2.6 in 1946 49.5 105
Bathurst Agricultural Station 3.8 4.4 in 1957 45.8 100
Dunedoo Post Office 0.0 0.3 in 1957 42.2 96
Manildra Post Office 1.6 1.8 in 1957 42.5 96
Pine Ridge (Billabong) 0.0 0.8 in 1945 37.7 79
Tuena (Wyoming) 11.2 18.8 in 1957 68.1 57
Blowering Dam 6.6 16.0 in 2006 94.8 52
Rand Post Office 8.4 11.2 in 1968 50.4 52
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 3.3 4.6 in 1980 55.9 50
Cobar MO 0.0 = 0.0 in 1989 24.8 46
Euston (Turlee) 0.2 0.5 in 1968 25.1 46
Griffith Airport AWS 2.2 6.1 in 1972 33.9 46
Orange Agricultural Institute 9.0 19.8 in 1972 79.1 42
Cowra Airport Comparison 3.4 10.2 in 1994 53.2 41
Orange Airport Comparison 9.2 25.5 in 1972 78.1 40
Euchareena (Molong Rd) 1.0 6.0 in 1980 53.6 39
Narrandera Airport 1.6 8.7 in 1968 36.5 39
Narrandera Golf Club 5.9 10.0 in 1994 41.4 37
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 9.0 41.7 in 2001 236.0 32
Broken Hill (Koralta) 0.0 = 0.0 in 2006 17.2 29
Coleambally Irrigation 3.0 12.2 in 1987 37.4 29
Mandurama Post Office 8.6 23.0 in 2006 72.5 29
Guyra Hospital 10.1 12.0 in 2003 58.8 27
Albury Airport 13.0 24.2 in 1994 68.6 25
Morundah Hotel 2.9 3.6 in 1942 24.2 23


Record highest September mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for September 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for September
Normal for
September
Years of
record
Hillston Airport 23.3 = 23.3 in 1972 20.6 78

Record lowest September daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in September 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for September
Normal for
September
Years of
record
Tabulam (Muirne) 11.3 on the 5th 11.9 on the 25th in 1975 21.5 38




Summaries

Summary statistics for September 2007
Maximum temperatures
for September
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for September
(°C)
Rainfall
for September
(millimetres)
Mean for
September
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
September
2007
Mean for
September
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
September
2007
Total for
September
2007
Normal
for
September
Rank of
September
2007
Fraction of
September
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 24.5 31.4 25th 8.8 3.8 15th 0.0
Tibooburra Airport 26.2 33.7 19th 11.1 7.1 21st 0.0
Tibooburra Post Office 26.5 +1.9 34.5 25th 10.9 +0.7 6.6 21st 0.2 12.2 low 2%
White Cliffs AWS 25.3 31.4 25th 10.4 6.9 4th 0.0
White Cliffs Post Office 25.3 +1.4 31.4 25th 9.6 +0.6 4.5 21st 0.0 15.0 lowest 0%
Wilcannia 25.2 +1.7 30.9 25th 7.8 −0.7 3.0 21st 0.0 15.9 lowest 0%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 25.1 30.9 25th 7.7 3.1 21st 0.2
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 23.5 +2.4 31.3 25th 10.2 +1.4 4.8 1st 0.2 20.3 very low 1%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 23.2 +2.1 30.8 25th 8.7 +0.4 3.3 1st 0.2 21.7 very low 1%
Lake Victoria Storage 22.5 +2.2 29.5 23rd 7.1 −1.1 2.0 1st 3.9 24.5 very low 16%
Menindee Post Office 25.0 +2.2 31.5 25th 8.1 +0.1 4.0 3rd 0.6 18.6 very low 3%
Pooncarie Telecentre 24.3 30.0 25th 7.5 1.7 2nd 1.6 21.9 very low 7%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 26.4 34.7 26th 9.3 4.8 30th 0.0
Brewarrina Hospital 26.4 +1.6 36.2 26th 9.3 +0.3 4.5 21st 0.2 24.9 very low 1%
Cobar Airport AWS 24.1 30.3 26th 7.8 2.2 21st 0.0
Cobar MO 24.3 +2.5 31.0 26th 9.7 +0.6 5.4 4th 0.0 24.8 lowest 0%
Collarenebri 26.7 +1.7 36.2 26th 8.3 −0.4 4.1 30th 10.6 24.8 normal 43%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 26.8 36.0 26th 8.8 −2.0 30th 8.4
Wanaaring Post Office 26.8 34.9 19th 8.2 3.1 21st 0.0 13.9 lowest 0%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 22.1 +1.2 27.1 13th 6.9 −0.3 0.7 1st 4.4 29.5 very low 15%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 23.9 30.0 19th 8.7 3.4 1st 1.8
Ivanhoe Post Office 25.0 +2.5 30.2 25th 7.0 −0.2 1.2 2nd 2.4 22.0 very low 11%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 22.8 +2.5 28.5 26th 5.7 −0.1 0.3 6th 0.8 32.1 very low 2%
Condobolin Airport AWS 21.1 27.3 26th 3.5 −0.9 2nd 0.4
Peak Hill Post Office 22.8 +2.6 29.1 26th 8.3 +0.3 3.7 18th 0.5 37.3 very low 1%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 21.4 27.4 19th 5.1 0.6 2nd 4.4
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 25.1 33.3 26th 7.4 3.0 12th 0.2
Coonamble Comparison 25.1 +1.8 33.4 26th 7.7 +0.3 2.5 30th 0.2 32.0 very low 1%
Nyngan Airport 24.5 +2.0 31.0 26th 8.9 +1.1 5.0 2nd 0.4 27.5 very low 1%
Trangie Research Station AWS 23.2 +2.4 30.9 26th 6.7 +0.4 1.3 18th 0.2 31.3 very low 1%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 27.1 +2.1 36.1 26th 9.6 +0.2 5.5 18th 0.2 26.3 very low 1%
Walgett Airport AWS 26.5 36.1 26th 7.8 2.9 9th 0.2
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 31.5 26th 6.4 +0.4 1.7 18th 0.6 41.4 very low 1%
Moree Aero 25.4 33.8 26th 8.5 3.8 18th 0.6
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 23.3 +2.0 30.5 26th 3.4 −0.8 −0.1 24th 2.7 43.5 very low 6%
Narrabri Airport AWS 24.7 32.3 26th 7.3 1.0 18th 1.6
Pindari Dam 23.6 +1.4 30.4 26th 5.8 −0.4 0.5 18th 2.6 46.5 very low 6%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 23.5 31.0 26th 5.1 0.4 15th 0.8
Gunnedah Pool 23.8 +1.0 31.4 26th 8.4 +1.5 3.5 18th 0.6 39.3 very low 2%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 22.9 +1.6 30.3 26th 8.7 +0.2 5.4 22nd 1.0 38.4 very low 3%
Quirindi Post Office 22.1 +0.7 28.6 26th 3.2 −1.8 −0.8 18th 2.6 46.2 very low 6%
Tamworth Airport AWS 22.3 29.3 26th 5.1 0.5 30th 0.8
Woolbrook 18.4 +0.9 25.0 26th 1.5 −0.4 −4.0 30th 3.3 55.9 lowest 6%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 18.0 24.1 26th 1.6 −2.9 24th 8.4
Armidale Airport AWS 17.3 23.4 26th 4.2 −0.5 18th 6.0
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 17.8 +0.8 23.5 26th 3.7 −0.4 −0.5 22nd 8.4 54.1 very low 16%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 18.3 23.9 26th 1.4 −3.6 30th 10.2
Glen Innes Post Office 18.8 +1.1 24.9 26th 4.7 +0.8 1.0 21st 12.8 55.5 low 23%
Guyra Hospital 15.9 +0.6 22.5 26th 3.7 −0.1 0.1 12th 10.1 58.8 lowest 17%
Inverell 22.0 28.4 26th 2.7 −1.3 18th 4.4
Inverell Research Centre 21.7 +2.0 28.0 26th 6.9 0 2.1 18th 3.2 47.2 very low 7%
Tenterfield 20.1 +0.7 26.9 26th 3.6 −1.1 −1.0 21st 10.6 50.6 very low 21%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 22.0 +0.6 27.0 29th 10.9 +0.6 7.8 24th 35.6 37.3 normal 95%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 22.9 +0.6 30.2 29th 13.1 +0.4 10.5 8th 46.2 52.6 normal 88%
Ballina Airport AWS 23.5 31.0 29th 11.9 8.0 12th 126.6
Byron Bay 22.0 28.6 17th 15.3 11.4 23rd 66.0
Casino Airport 26.2 +0.6 32.6 29th 11.4 +1.2 6.1 18th 51.2 41.9 normal 122%
Casino Airport AWS 25.4 31.8 29th 10.7 5.1 18th 56.2
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 23.6 30.9 25th 12.9 8.7 24th 43.6
Grafton Airport AWS 25.0 30.9 30th 9.6 5.4 24th 30.0
Grafton Olympic Pool 25.5 +0.7 31.4 30th 10.8 +0.6 7.8 12th 31.3 33.6 normal 93%
Grafton Research Stn 25.2 30.8 30th 11.0 7.8 24th 16.2 42.3 low 38%
Lismore 24.7 31.3 29th 12.2 9.0 24th 70.3
Lismore Airport AWS 25.3 30.6 28th 10.3 6.6 1st 60.4
Murwillumbah 25.9 +0.9 31.8 30th 12.1 +0.8 8.6 24th 66.6 40.9 high 163%
Yamba Pilot Station 22.5 +0.5 29.7 25th 13.4 +0.5 10.2 24th 35.0 59.3 normal 59%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 22.8 +1.0 29.7 20th 12.1 +1.2 8.1 10th 88.8 62.1 high 143%
Dorrigo 18.8 24.7 30th 7.2 3.0 10th 174.8
Kempsey 23.4 −0.6 30.0 25th 10.3 +1.4 7.0 12th 54.9 55.4 normal 99%
Kempsey Airport AWS 23.4 31.6 25th 8.9 5.6 24th 47.4
South West Rocks 22.4 +0.7 26.7 25th 13.8 +0.4 9.5 5th 70.6 55.9 high 126%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 21.0 26.5 30th 11.4 8.0 24th 68.4 66.9 normal 102%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 22.2 27.4 20th 10.1 5.8 12th 58.6
Taree Airport AWS 22.2 28.0 28th 9.4 5.0 24th 64.0
Yarras 23.3 +0.1 30.0 27th 9.0 +0.5 3.8 24th 189.2 68.3 very high 277%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 22.9 +0.3 29.1 25th 8.7 +1.0 3.3 24th 17.8 41.4 low 43%
Cessnock Airport AWS 21.9 28.4 14th 7.9 1.5 24th 20.8
Gosford 21.3 0 28.2 14th 8.0 +0.4 3.9 24th 76.0 67.3 normal 113%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 23.0 +0.2 29.3 14th 8.0 +1.1 2.4 23rd 16.9 41.4 low 41%
Lostock Dam 21.6 +0.2 29.0 14th 9.9 +0.6 6.3 10th 26.4 49.5 normal 53%
Maitland Visitors Centre 22.8 29.0 14th 8.0 2.6 24th 23.8
Mangrove Mountain AWS 19.6 26.1 14th 9.0 5.2 23rd 52.8
Merriwa 20.3 26.3 28th 5.3 −0.4 16th 3.6 37.0 very low 10%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 17.6 24.5 26th 8.2 1.6 23rd 12.8
Murrurundi Post Office 20.4 −0.2 26.4 25th 4.1 −0.9 −0.5 30th 10.6 58.0 very low 18%
Nelson Bay 21.2 −0.2 27.5 28th 13.7 +2.6 10.8 10th 46.5 88.8 low 52%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 20.6 +0.4 27.9 14th 13.0 +1.6 9.1 24th 30.8 73.0 low 42%
Newcastle University 22.0 28.8 27th 11.0 6.8 10th 26.4
Norah Head AWS 20.6 27.7 28th 12.8 9.4 24th 34.8
Paterson 22.4 +0.2 29.6 14th 9.5 +0.6 3.9 24th 22.6 47.8 normal 47%
Peats Ridge 20.5 0 26.5 28th 9.1 +0.5 5.8 24th 52.2 71.3 normal 73%
Scone Airport AWS 21.2 27.2 25th 6.2 1.1 24th 4.8
Scone SCS 28.0 16th 7.7 −0.2 3.1 10th 4.0 38.5 very low 10%
Singleton Stp 22.7 28.0 25th 8.4 1.2 24th 24.8
Williamtown RAAF 22.1 +0.9 28.8 27th 8.7 −0.3 2.9 30th 51.2 59.4 normal 86%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 20.7 +1.2 26.2 28th 6.1 0 0.8 16th 2.5 46.1 very low 5%
Mudgee Airport AWS 19.8 25.8 28th 3.5 −2.1 16th 0.8
Nullo Mountain AWS 13.6 18.8 26th 5.3 1.6 23rd 10.6
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 17.9 +1.7 24.6 26th 2.0 −1.5 −3.2 16th 3.8 45.8 lowest 8%
Bathurst Airport AWS 17.4 23.1 26th 2.7 −1.6 10th 2.6
Cowra Research Centre 19.8 +2.0 26.7 26th 6.0 −0.5 2.2 15th 6.6 51.6 very low 13%
Katoomba 15.4 +1.0 21.2 25th 5.7 +0.4 0.9 23rd 46.4 71.9 normal 65%
Lithgow 15.7 21.4 26th 3.3 −3.0 23rd 9.0 56.4 very low 16%
Mount Boyce AWS 14.2 19.4 14th 5.1 0.1 23rd 37.8
Oberon 14.0 +0.3 21.0 26th 1.8 −0.4 −4.0 16th 7.5 67.6 very low 11%
Orange Agricultural Institute 15.2 +1.3 21.7 26th 3.3 −0.9 −0.4 1st 9.0 79.1 lowest 11%
Orange Airport AWS 15.2 21.9 26th 2.0 −1.9 22nd 8.0
Orange Airport Comparison 15.3 +1.7 22.0 26th 2.7 −0.7 −1.2 23rd 9.2 78.1 lowest 12%
Springwood Bowling Club 20.0 26.8 27th 8.0 3.5 23rd 15.4 56.1 low 27%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 21.5 +1.2 28.9 26th 2.2 −1.3 −2.5 30th 1.8 49.0 very low 4%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 20.1 27.6 26th 8.2 3.8 23rd 1.2
Dunedoo Post Office 22.0 +1.4 29.3 26th 5.4 −0.3 −0.1 16th 0.0 42.2 lowest 0%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 20.3 26.7 26th 2.7 −1.9 16th 1.4
Cowra Airport Comparison 20.5 +2.0 27.0 26th 3.6 −0.8 −0.4 16th 3.4 53.2 lowest 6%
Dubbo Airport AWS 22.0 30.2 26th 4.7 −0.3 16th 0.6
Forbes Airport AWS 22.1 28.4 26th 3.0 −0.8 1st 1.6
Parkes 22.1 +2.7 28.5 24th 6.2 −1.2 1.5 21st 2.8 41.8 very low 7%
Parkes Airport AWS 21.1 28.0 26th 2.5 −2.0 16th 1.4 43.4 very low 3%
Wellington 21.4 +0.7 27.7 26th 3.8 −1.6 −0.9 30th 2.6 43.8 very low 6%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 21.5 0 28.5 14th 9.3 +0.7 5.3 10th 34.8 45.4 normal 77%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 20.9 28.3 14th 9.3 5.2 10th 37.6
Holsworthy Control Range 21.4 28.4 28th 8.4 3.9 24th 24.6
Parramatta North 21.5 0 28.6 28th 9.7 +0.4 5.8 10th 53.8 53.6 normal 100%
Riverview Observatory 21.4 +0.8 28.2 14th 10.9 +1.5 6.8 24th 38.2 62.2 normal 61%
Sydney 20.9 +1.0 28.6 28th 12.6 +1.6 8.8 23rd 41.2 69.2 normal 60%
Sydney Airport AMO 21.0 +0.6 29.6 28th 12.1 +1.8 8.1 23rd 40.6 61.4 normal 66%
Sydney Olympic Park 21.6 29.2 28th 11.5 7.8 23rd 23.2
Terrey Hills AWS 19.7 27.2 28th 10.7 7.3 23rd 37.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 21.4 28.2 28th 7.6 3.5 16th 19.0
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 21.5 27.9 28th 9.2 4.1 23rd 19.8
Liverpool 21.9 28.8 28th 8.2 4.5 23rd 25.4
Penrith Lakes AWS 22.4 28.8 28th 9.4 5.1 23rd 14.2
Prospect Dam 21.9 +0.8 29.0 14th 9.3 0 5.3 23rd 21.4 47.8 low 45%
Richmond RAAF 21.8 28.3 28th 8.0 3.4 23rd 11.4
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 20.7 29.0 28th 8.6 3.0 24th 31.6
Bellambi AWS 19.5 27.9 28th 12.2 9.5 16th 57.6
Bowral 16.0 −0.2 21.9 28th 6.2 +1.2 1.7 16th 32.2 57.8 low 56%
Camden Airport AWS 21.5 −0.4 28.0 28th 7.2 +0.5 2.3 23rd 26.6 39.3 normal 68%
Campbelltown 21.5 28.2 28th 7.2 2.0 23rd 24.8
Jervis Bay 18.7 26.6 28th 11.8 8.7 10th 17.0
Kiama 28.4 28th 12.4 9.2 24th
Moss Vale AWS 15.7 21.2 28th 5.2 −1.2 16th 25.4
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 20.4 27.6 28th 8.4 4.4 16th 26.4
Wollongong University 20.3 0 28.8 28th 10.4 −0.1 6.0 16th 45.8 66.5 normal 69%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 20.2 27.1 24th 7.0 1.8 23rd 34.5
Bega AWS 19.7 25.9 14th 4.7 −1.3 23rd 9.8
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 16.1 20.8 24th 3.2 −3.4 16th 17.0
Green Cape AWS 17.9 25.5 28th 10.7 7.2 23rd 31.6
Merimbula Airport AWS 18.7 26.0 30th 6.1 2.0 23rd 17.4
Montague Island Lighthouse 17.6 +0.2 26.5 28th 11.5 +0.4 8.4 23rd 22.2 58.5 low 38%
Moruya Airport AWS 19.8 28.0 24th 6.5 1.0 23rd 25.0
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 19.1 +0.4 26.5 28th 8.9 +0.5 4.8 23rd 25.6 61.0 normal 42%
Narooma Rvcp 18.2 0 26.5 28th 9.6 +0.7 5.0 23rd 24.6 61.6 normal 40%
Nerriga Composite 16.6 +0.3 21.2 24th 2.8 −0.7 −3.5 16th 26.6 53.9 low 49%
Ulladulla AWS 19.0 26.5 24th 10.9 8.2 16th 49.4
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 16.4 +0.7 21.5 24th 2.0 −0.2 −2.8 23rd
Bombala AWS 14.4 20.8 24th 2.2 −4.4 23rd 11.6
Canberra Airport 17.1 +1.0 22.1 24th 3.5 +0.3 −2.3 16th 14.6 52.3 low 28%
Cooma Airport AWS 14.7 18.9 23rd −0.3 −6.1 23rd 8.4 38.0 very low 22%
Cooma Visitors Centre 16.0 −0.2 21.0 19th 0.3 −0.9 −4.2 23rd 6.5 37.1 very low 18%
Goulburn Airport AWS 16.4 22.1 24th 2.3 −4.9 23rd 10.6
Goulburn Tafe 16.3 +0.1 21.9 24th 4.4 −0.1 −1.6 23rd 15.0 49.5 very low 30%
Mount Ginini AWS 8.2 15.0 26th −0.4 −5.8 4th 40.6
Taralga Post Office 15.4 +0.6 20.2 28th 2.7 −0.5 −2.7 23rd 18.8 61.9 very low 30%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 20.0 24th 2.9 −0.8 −1.0 13th 22.6 91.7 very low 25%
Tuggeranong 17.4 22.5 25th 2.6 −2.5 16th 19.0
Yass 17.4 +0.8 23.3 24th 3.0 −1.0 −1.6 28th 16.5 56.5 low 29%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 10.6 25th −2.9 +0.6 −8.5 23rd 72.4 196.9 very low 37%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 6.2 +0.4 14.5 26th −2.1 0 −7.0 4th 9.0 236.0 lowest 4%
Thredbo AWS 3.5 +0.5 10.7 26th −2.5 +0.7 −8.7 4th 62.8 149.2 low 42%
Thredbo Village 10.5 +0.8 17.1 26th −1.1 −0.5 −5.6 7th 140.0 211.4 low 66%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 18.6 +1.0 22.5 19th 4.6 −0.9 0.5 1st 13.0 68.6 lowest 19%
Albury Airport AWS 18.2 22.1 19th 4.5 0.7 1st 10.4
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 8.6 15.6 26th 1.3 −4.0 4th 95.2
Hume Reservoir 18.5 +1.3 22.1 19th 5.7 −1.0 1.3 1st 10.8 62.4 very low 17%
Khancoban AWS 16.9 20.3 26th 3.3 −2.0 5th 43.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 15.8 +0.7 20.5 26th 2.2 −0.8 −2.7 5th 37.4 91.0 very low 41%
Wagga Wagga AMO 19.5 +2.0 25.7 19th 3.3 −1.9 −0.8 18th 7.6 50.2 very low 15%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 17.8 +1.2 23.1 24th 5.9 +0.3 2.0 16th 29.1 83.9 low 35%
Cootamundra Airport 18.7 24.8 24th 1.8 −3.0 16th 11.4
Grenfell 19.8 +1.4 26.1 24th 5.9 −0.3 1.8 23rd 4.7 50.8 very low 9%
Gundagai 18.8 24.2 24th 4.2 0.3 16th 17.8
Quandialla Post Office 21.8 +2.4 27.4 24th 4.7 −0.8 0.5 18th 4.0 40.5 very low 10%
Temora Airport 20.4 25.8 19th 2.5 −2.5 1st 9.0
Wyalong Post Office 21.8 +2.5 26.9 19th 6.4 +0.3 2.0 4th 3.2 36.9 very low 9%
Young Airport 18.4 24.7 24th 1.2 −3.0 21st 8.4
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 19.2 +0.7 23.7 13th 4.3 −1.5 −0.6 18th 7.0 48.7 very low 14%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 20.6 25.9 13th 5.2 −0.4 1st 8.4
Narrandera Airport 21.4 27.0 19th 5.0 −0.6 18th 1.6 36.5 lowest 4%
Narrandera Golf Club 20.9 +1.9 26.0 19th 5.1 −1.1 −0.5 25th 5.9 41.4 lowest 14%
Tocumwal Airport 20.6 +1.9 25.2 26th 5.3 −1.1 −0.3 2nd 2.2 39.2 lowest 6%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 21.5 27.0 19th 7.1 3.0 1st 3.8
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 22.1 +2.3 28.0 19th 6.3 +0.3 1.0 15th 2.2 33.9 lowest 6%
Hay 21.9 +1.2 27.5 26th 7.5 +0.9 1.4 1st 1.8 31.6 very low 6%
Hay Airport AWS 22.2 27.9 26th 7.0 0.6 1st 1.4
Hay CSIRO AWS 22.0 2nd 1.7 0.0 1st 0.0
Hillston Airport 23.3 +2.6 28.0 26th 5.5 −1.7 1.0 5th 3.0 27.7 very low 11%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 23.0 +1.5 29.0 19th 7.2 +0.2 2.6 4th 1.0 31.6 very low 3%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Tuesday 2 October 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

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