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

New South Wales in October 2007
Hot and dry across NSW

Summary

  • Equal warmest October on record for statewide average mean temperatures
  • 2nd warmest October on record for statewide average maximum temperatures
  • 3rd warmest October on record for statewide average diurnal temperature ranges
  • Dry conditions across much of NSW

Rainfall

Dry conditions continued across much of NSW in October, with below to very much below average rainfall recorded in the southern half of the state, and about average rainfall recorded in the northern half. The statewide average rainfall was 26.4  mm, which is lower than the historical average1 of 48.9  mm. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 26.3  mm, compared to the historical average of 44.1 mm.

The continued dry conditions across NSW are, in part, due to the states of both the Pacific and Indian Oceans over recent months. The late development (by historical standards) of a La Niña in the Pacific has resulted in a less than typical rainfall response across eastern Australia. Additionally, Australia's climate over recent months has been influenced by unusually cool ocean temperatures to the north and northwest of the continent - a state known as the 'Positive Dipole Mode' of the Indian Ocean Dipole.

Ocean temperatures in this region have been cooling since June, when historically, these waters would have been expected to warm, as the La Niña evolved in the Pacific. These cooler than normal waters (Positive Dipole Mode) inhibit the formation of northwest cloudbands, which are a major source of winter and spring rain for central and southeastern Australia during La Niña years.  For more information about the Indian Ocean Dipole, please contact the NSW Climate Services Centre (details below).

Some sites had their highest total October rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

NSW experienced very warm days in October, with above to very much above average maximum (day-time) temperatures recorded over much of the state, particularly in the east. The statewide average maximum temperature was 27.6°C, which is 3.2°C above the historical average1 of 24.4 °C (records since 1950), making it the 2nd warmest October on record for statewide average maximum temperatures (current record for October is 27.7°C, set in 2006), and the 4th consecutive October with above average maximum temperatures.

The statewide average mean temperature (the average of the daily maximum and minimum temperature) was 19.5°C, which is 2.0°C above the historical average of 17.5°C, making this the equal warmest October on record for statewide average mean temperatures (equal to 19.5°C recorded in October 2006)

Statewide minimum (night-time) temperatures in October were close to average throughout the state, but were significantly cooler than day-time temperatures. The statewide average minimum temperature was 11.3°C, which is 0.8°C above the historical average of 10.5°C. The large variation between day-time and night-time temperatures in October resulted in a significant diurnal temperature range, with a statewide average diurnal temperature range of 16.3°C, which is 2.4°C above the historical average of 13.9°C. This makes it the 3rd warmest October on record for statewide average diurnal temperature ranges.

This distribution of temperatures across NSW can be attributed to several factors. In the current drought conditions, low soil and atmospheric moisture content enable the land surface to heat rapidly during the day and then cool quickly at night, as heat is radiated easily through clear dry night skies. Additionally, westerly winds throughout October brought warm, dry, continental air across to NSW from the central interior, resulting in warm, sunny days and clear, cooler nights.

Some sites had their highest October temperature on record.

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

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

Some sites had their lowest October temperature on record.

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

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

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

Other phenomena

Severe thunderstorms affected parts of the northeast throughout October. On the 8th, 4 cm sized hail was reported in Grafton and Glen Innes, and on the 8th/9th, 2cm to 6cm sized hail was reported in Lismore. On the 26th a tornado was reported in Dunoon (north of Lismore), causing siginificant damage to local houses and buildings.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
37.7 °C at Ivanhoe Post Office on the 22nd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
32.4 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
8.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
1.2 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 7th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
-7.5 °C at Perisher Valley Ski Centre on the 8th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
0.5 °C at Perisher Valley Ski Centre
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
17.5 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
24.0 °C at Broken Hill Airport AWS on the 21st
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
154.5 mm at Woolbrook (Danglemah Road)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
59.8 mm at Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) on the 26th
Highest wind gust
115 km/hr at Thredbo on the 28th

Records

Record highest total October rainfall
Total rainfall
for October 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for October
Normal for
October
Years of
record
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 154.5 134.6 in 1962 75.6 49



Record highest October mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for October 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for October
Normal for
October
Years of
record
Riverview Observatory 25.8 25.4 in 1949 22.7 70
Gunnedah Resource Centre 29.6 29.0 in 2002 25.0 58
Dunedoo Post Office 28.0 = 28.0 in 2006 24.1 51
Barraba Post Office 29.3 28.5 in 2002 24.8 41
Prospect Dam 27.2 27.1 in 1988 23.6 41
Montague Island Lighthouse 20.1 19.9 in 2005 18.7 37
Pindari Dam 28.9 = 28.9 in 2002 25.3 37
Nerriga Composite 22.2 = 22.2 in 2006 19.0 36
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 28.6 28.3 in 2005 26.3 32
Guyra Hospital 21.2 20.9 in 2002 18.2 24




Record highest October temperature
Highest temperature
in October 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for October
Normal for
October
Years of
record
Corowa Airport 36.0 on the 21st = 36.0 on the 13th in 2006 22.1 34
Albury Airport 36.5 on the 21st = 36.5 on the 13th in 2006 21.0 25



Record highest October mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for October 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for October
Normal for
October
Years of
record
Grenfell (Quondong Rd) 11.5 11.3 in 1914 8.8 90
Wyalong Post Office 11.7 11.4 in 1999 9.3 49
Bowral (Parry Drive) 9.8 = 9.8 in 2005 7.5 39
Griffith Airport AWS 11.1 10.9 in 1977 8.9 29
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 16.4 = 16.4 in 2005 13.3 22




Record lowest October temperature
Lowest temperature
in October 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for October
Normal for
October
Years of
record
Corowa Airport 0.0 on the 8th = 0.0 on the 12th in 2003 8.1 34



Summaries

Summary statistics for October 2007
Maximum temperatures
for October
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for October
(°C)
Rainfall
for October
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
October
2007
Mean for
October
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
October
2007
Total for
October
2007
Normal
for
October
Rank of
October
2007
Fraction of
October
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 27.9 36.2 20th 13.4 5.9 18th 23.0
Tibooburra Airport 30.8 36.6 27th 15.4 8.4 13th 10.8
Tibooburra Post Office 31.2 +2.8 37.1 19th 15.4 +1.3 7.8 13th 10.4 18.4 normal 57%
White Cliffs AWS 29.1 35.9 20th 14.7 9.0 13th 19.2
White Cliffs Post Office 29.2 +1.2 36.1 20th 13.7 +0.8 8.2 15th 12.9 22.9 normal 56%
Wilcannia 28.9 +1.5 36.4 22nd 12.2 0 5.7 14th 12.4 25.2 normal 49%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 28.9 36.2 20th 12.7 5.9 13th 15.6
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 26.2 +1.3 36.0 20th 13.3 +1.6 5.2 13th 18.8 24.6 normal 76%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 26.1 +1.5 35.5 20th 12.2 +0.9 4.0 13th 17.0 26.8 normal 63%
Lake Victoria Storage 25.4 +1.7 33.2 20th 10.4 -0.2 5.0 14th 9.6 27.6 low 35%
Menindee Post Office 28.9 +2.4 37.5 20th 11.9 +0.6 5.2 16th 16.8 23.0 normal 73%
Pooncarie Telecentre 27.6 37.5 21st 11.4 5.0 4th 9.6 26.2 low 37%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 31.3 36.2 6th 13.4 8.1 1st 20.8
Brewarrina Hospital 30.4 +1.6 35.7 3rd 13.5 +0.7 6.9 14th 42.8 29.7 high 144%
Cobar Airport AWS 28.8 33.9 3rd 12.6 3.5 14th 13.8
Cobar MO 29.0 +3.2 34.0 20th 14.1 +1.6 7.2 13th 13.6 36.0 low 38%
Collarenebri 31.6 +2.7 37.2 3rd 14.3 +1.2 6.0 6th 91.0 38.3 very high 238%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 31.2 37.0 31st 15.4 7.0 15th 16.7
Wanaaring Post Office 31.3 36.8 3rd 12.7 6.8 5th 8.8 20.4 normal 43%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 26.0 +1.6 36.6 21st 9.8 0 3.2 8th 1.6 31.1 very low 5%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 27.7 36.4 21st 13.0 6.0 13th 18.8
Ivanhoe Post Office 28.9 +2.7 37.7 22nd 12.1 +1.7 5.3 13th 22.8 27.9 normal 82%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 27.9 +3.1 34.0 22nd 11.4 +2.1 2.3 9th 6.2 49.6 low 13%
Condobolin Airport AWS             4.4
Peak Hill Post Office 28.0 +3.4 34.3 3rd 13.7 +2.3 5.0 14th 3.7 48.5 very low 8%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 26.3 34.1 22nd 10.7 3.6 13th 26.8
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 29.5 36.2 3rd 12.5 6.1 5th 42.6
Coonamble Comparison 29.8 +2.3 36.0 3rd 13.0 +1.5 6.5 14th 39.6 41.7 normal 95%
Nyngan Airport 29.4 +2.9 34.8 3rd 13.2 +1.9 7.0 5th 6.6 34.5 low 19%
Trangie Research Station AWS 28.6 +3.5 35.6 3rd 11.8 +1.7 3.6 13th 9.4 45.2 low 21%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 32.4 +3.5 36.9 31st 15.3 +1.8 7.6 15th 26.0 38.3 normal 68%
Walgett Airport AWS 31.1 37.3 3rd 13.0 4.5 5th 23.6
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 35.2 3rd 10.9 +1.2 2.9 2nd 36.0 56.3 normal 64%
Moree Aero 31.1 35.3 3rd 13.9 6.6 14th 31.6
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 29.3 +4.5 33.5 7th 9.2 +1.1 1.2 14th 98.9 63.1 high 157%
Narrabri Airport AWS 30.4 35.9 3rd 13.3 5.7 14th 57.6
Pindari Dam 28.9 +3.6 32.6 7th 11.3 +1.1 2.0 14th 34.0 67.0 low 51%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 30.0 35.0 3rd 10.4 2.4 14th 38.2
Gunnedah Pool 29.7 +3.0 34.5 3rd 13.1 +2.5 5.9 5th 46.8 55.2 normal 85%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 29.6 +4.6 34.2 31st 13.9 +1.8 6.4 14th 34.3 59.0 normal 58%
Quirindi Post Office 28.7 +3.5 33.0 3rd 8.0 -0.7 1.6 14th 31.0 60.6 low 51%
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.9 33.1 31st 10.1 2.4 14th 52.0
Woolbrook 24.1 +3.3 28.0 3rd 5.4 +0.3 -2.0 14th 154.5 75.6 highest 204%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 23.7 27.8 7th 5.9 -2.0 14th 88.4
Armidale Airport AWS 23.1 27.1 7th 8.6 0.8 14th 90.8
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 22.7 +2.8 26.5 7th 8.0 +0.9 0.5 14th 79.8 77.9 normal 102%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 23.0 27.5 7th 5.5 -2.0 14th 90.6
Glen Innes Post Office 23.6 +2.6 27.4 23rd 8.5 +1.4 1.0 14th 71.9 79.3 normal 91%
Guyra Hospital 21.2 +3.0 24.8 7th 7.7 +1.5 0.7 14th 154.2 78.5 very high 196%
Inverell 27.4 31.8 7th 8.1 0.4 14th 54.8
Inverell Research Centre 26.8 +3.9 30.9 7th 11.2 +1.0 4.6 14th N/A      
Tenterfield 24.7 +2.4 29.4 7th 7.9 -0.1 0.9 14th 75.4 76.1 normal 99%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 26.5 +2.7 31.8 30th 14.3 +1.8 9.6 19th 94.6 85.2 normal 111%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 26.0 +1.9 31.4 12th 16.2 +1.4 11.2 14th 92.6 100.7 normal 92%
Ballina Airport AWS 26.2 31.0 3rd 14.6 8.0 20th 86.0
Byron Bay 24.6 28.9 1st 17.5 13.7 14th 78.6
Casino Airport 29.9 +2.0 34.5 7th 15.2 +2.0 8.2 15th 59.2 69.6 normal 85%
Casino Airport AWS 29.1 34.2 7th 14.3 7.2 15th 59.0
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 27.6 36.6 12th 15.7 11.3 20th 47.6
Grafton Airport AWS 28.9 35.1 6th 12.8 6.1 2nd 76.6
Grafton Olympic Pool 28.9 +2.2 35.6 6th 14.8 +1.0 9.0 14th 125.8 75.2 high 167%
Grafton Research Stn 28.8 34.5 6th 14.0 9.1 14th 97.6 59.7 high 163%
Lismore 28.1 34.0 7th 15.5 10.6 20th 92.4
Lismore Airport AWS 28.9 34.8 7th 13.8 7.8 19th 83.0
Murwillumbah 28.6 +2.3 34.1 12th 15.5 +1.5 10.2 20th 119.4 88.8 high 134%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.4 +2.1 32.5 2nd 16.7 +1.4 10.9 14th 61.4 77.4 normal 79%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 25.8 +2.2 33.0 12th 14.5 +0.7 8.0 14th 35.6 91.1 low 39%
Dorrigo 23.5 29.0 7th 10.8 6.0 19th 98.6
Kempsey 27.3 +1.7 33.4 16th 13.2 +1.4 8.0 14th 77.5 78.6 normal 99%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.1 34.9 3rd 11.4 6.0 14th 74.2
South West Rocks 25.0 +1.9 31.1 2nd 16.5 +1.4 12.0 1st 45.0 91.9 low 49%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 25.3 34.0 3rd 14.3 9.0 18th 28.0 78.1 low 36%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 25.6 32.6 12th 12.3 6.3 19th 60.0
Taree Airport AWS 26.8 35.0 3rd 12.5 7.0 1st 71.4
Yarras 28.0 +2.5 33.9 3rd 11.4 +0.1 3.6 15th 143.4 120.3 high 119%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 29.0 +3.7 35.4 3rd 11.3 +0.4 3.9 14th 10.5 58.1 very low 18%
Cessnock Airport AWS 28.0 34.8 3rd 10.2 2.5 5th 7.4
Gosford 26.1 +2.5 34.8 3rd 10.8 +0.2 4.9 14th 21.0 83.8 low 25%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 29.3 +3.0 36.0 3rd 10.7 +0.5 4.2 5th 18.6 51.8 low 36%
Lostock Dam 27.5 +3.0 33.0 3rd 12.7 +0.8 6.0 14th 14.0 65.6 very low 21%
Maitland Visitors Centre 28.5 35.3 3rd 11.6 4.4 14th 9.9
Mangrove Mountain AWS 25.5 33.0 3rd 12.1 5.1 18th 22.8
Merriwa 27.3 33.3 3rd 8.7 4.3 18th 37.4 51.8 normal 72%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 23.9 29.3 3rd 12.6 6.2 13th 71.2
Murrurundi Post Office 26.5 +2.4 31.5 3rd 7.1 -1.1 0.5 14th 57.0 73.5 normal 78%
Nelson Bay 24.7 +1.5 33.4 3rd 16.4 +3.1 11.6 13th 11.0 78.3 very low 14%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.7 +2.6 34.1 3rd 15.8 +1.8 9.5 14th 58.0 73.2 normal 79%
Newcastle University 27.0 34.5 3rd 14.1 6.7 14th 24.6
Norah Head AWS 24.2 34.6 3rd 15.8 10.2 13th 19.4
Paterson 28.4 +3.5 35.1 3rd 12.5 +1.2 5.4 14th 10.4 67.3 low 15%
Peats Ridge 25.9 +3.0 33.6 3rd 11.9 +1.1 5.7 13th 29.0 91.6 low 32%
Scone Airport AWS 27.7 33.3 3rd 9.4 2.6 5th 55.2
Scone SCS 33.9 3rd 10.8 -0.1 5.4 2nd 35.2 59.9 normal 59%
Singleton Stp 29.3 34.7 22nd 10.5 2.0 14th 15.6
Williamtown RAAF 26.9 +3.4 35.6 3rd 12.1 +0.1 6.3 6th 48.2 74.5 normal 65%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 26.8 +3.5 32.5 3rd 9.8 +0.5 3.2 14th 56.7 56.3 normal 101%
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.0 31.9 3rd 6.8 -0.3 5th 25.8
Nullo Mountain AWS 19.8 25.4 3rd 9.6 1.3 13th 62.0
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 24.0 +4.2 29.8 3rd 6.1 -0.1 0.0 5th 48.0 60.9 normal 79%
Bathurst Airport AWS 23.2 28.9 3rd 7.2 1.1 9th 53.8
Cowra Research Centre 26.4 +4.6 32.1 22nd 10.7 +1.5 3.7 17th 11.4 61.0 low 19%
Katoomba 21.1 +3.6 27.4 22nd 9.8 +2.1 1.6 13th 21.0 90.9 low 23%
Lithgow 21.8 27.4 3rd 6.9 0.1 17th 37.8 63.4 low 60%
Mount Boyce AWS 20.1 25.7 21st 9.3 0.2 13th 21.8
Oberon 19.9 +2.8 25.2 3rd 4.9 +0.2 -0.5 17th 37.6 80.5 low 47%
Orange Agricultural Institute 21.1 +3.7 27.1 3rd 7.8 +1.3 0.5 13th 14.4 86.3 low 17%
Orange Airport AWS 20.9 26.7 3rd 6.1 -1.4 17th 10.6
Orange Airport Comparison 20.9 +3.8 26.5 3rd 7.3 +1.6 -1.5 17th 11.4 77.7 very low 15%
Springwood Bowling Club 26.0 33.4 22nd 11.1 4.8 14th 22.6 73.0 low 31%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 27.4 +3.2 32.9 3rd 7.3 +0.1 0.0 5th 60.4 59.4 normal 102%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 25.9 32.1 3rd 13.1 5.7 13th 31.6
Dunedoo Post Office 28.0 +3.9 33.7 3rd 9.4 +0.3 2.0 5th 34.5 52.2 normal 66%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 26.7 32.9 22nd 7.3 -1.2 9th 18.0
Cowra Airport Comparison 26.8 +4.3 33.2 22nd 8.0 +1.1 0.1 9th 16.8 56.6 low 30%
Dubbo Airport AWS 27.8 34.8 3rd 9.2 1.9 5th 2.6
Forbes Airport AWS 27.7 33.7 22nd 8.8 -0.3 9th 6.8
Parkes 27.8 +4.2 34.8 3rd 11.9 +1.5 3.0 9th 9.8 52.6 very low 19%
Parkes Airport AWS 26.8 33.0 3rd 8.5 -2.0 9th 25.8 54.6 normal 47%
Wellington 27.3 +2.5 33.4 3rd 8.1 -0.6 0.6 14th 29.6 56.3 normal 53%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 26.8 +3.1 34.8 3rd 12.3 +0.6 6.1 14th 40.0 61.0 normal 66%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 25.7 34.7 3rd 12.5 6.2 14th 37.0
Holsworthy Control Range 26.8 34.8 22nd 11.1 4.4 14th 20.6
Parramatta North 27.0 +3.2 35.0 3rd 12.6 +0.7 6.1 13th 27.7 68.8 low 40%
Riverview Observatory 25.8 +3.1 34.5 3rd 13.7 +1.7 7.5 14th 46.0 76.2 normal 60%
Sydney 25.0 +2.9 34.8 3rd 15.7 +2.2 10.5 13th 27.0 77.0 low 35%
Sydney Airport AMO 25.8 +3.3 36.2 3rd 15.4 +2.3 9.5 13th 12.0 70.9 low 17%
Sydney Olympic Park 26.7 35.7 3rd 14.4 8.8 13th 43.4
Terrey Hills AWS 25.0 34.0 3rd 13.7 7.2 13th 33.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 27.2 34.4 3rd 10.5 3.5 14th 15.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 27.1 34.8 3rd 12.1 5.9 13th 12.2
Liverpool 27.4 35.0 3rd 10.9 4.5 14th 28.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 28.1 35.4 3rd 12.4 6.9 14th 24.2
Prospect Dam 27.2 +3.6 34.5 3rd 12.4 +0.4 6.0 13th 29.8 59.5 low 50%
Richmond RAAF 27.4 34.7 3rd 11.4 4.6 5th 17.6
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 24.8 35.0 3rd 10.6 3.0 14th 12.2
Bellambi AWS 23.3 34.4 3rd 14.7 8.8 13th 21.6
Bowral 21.4 +2.4 28.6 22nd 9.8 +2.4 2.6 13th 38.8 73.6 low 53%
Camden Airport AWS 27.2 +3.2 34.4 3rd 9.5 -0.4 3.4 5th 11.2 66.7 low 17%
Campbelltown 27.1 34.5 3rd 9.8 3.6 14th 20.2
Jervis Bay 23.1 33.5 22nd 14.3 8.8 14th 13.4
Kiama 22.9 34.8 3rd 14.6 8.1 13th
Moss Vale AWS 21.7 29.4 21st 8.7 1.6 13th 30.4
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 25.5 35.2 22nd 11.0 3.9 13th 12.0
Wollongong University 24.5 +2.4 35.1 3rd 12.7 +0.1 6.9 14th 34.8 100.5 low 35%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 23.6 36.0 22nd 9.7 2.5 13th 26.3
Bega AWS 23.8 35.3 21st 8.8 2.2 4th 19.0
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 21.7 29.8 21st 6.3 -1.8 14th 13.4
Green Cape AWS 19.3 28.6 22nd 12.4 8.5 13th 26.4
Merimbula Airport AWS 21.8 35.0 22nd 9.2 2.0 4th 15.6
Montague Island Lighthouse 20.1 +1.4 30.6 3rd 13.6 +1.1 9.6 13th 70.6 65.2 high 108%
Moruya Airport AWS 23.3 37.0 22nd 9.3 1.0 13th 26.8
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 22.2 +2.0 35.2 22nd 11.8 +1.0 5.6 13th 23.4 78.1 low 30%
Narooma Rvcp 20.7 +1.3 32.0 3rd 11.8 +0.7 7.0 13th 68.4 71.9 normal 95%
Nerriga Composite 22.2 +3.2 30.0 22nd 6.1 -0.1 -2.0 13th 12.8 62.5 very low 20%
Ulladulla AWS 22.7 35.2 22nd 13.2 7.0 13th 19.4
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 21.0 +2.3 31.0 21st 5.6 +1.0 -1.8 18th
Bombala AWS 19.4 29.6 21st 5.4 -1.1 18th 23.2
Canberra Airport 23.2 +3.9 30.8 21st 8.2 +2.2 0.4 13th 22.6 62.7 low 36%
Cooma Airport AWS 19.8 28.3 21st 4.7 -2.6 2nd 11.8 44.9 low 26%
Cooma Visitors Centre 21.1 +1.8 30.0 21st 4.7 +1.0 -1.5 14th 11.5 46.4 low 25%
Goulburn Airport AWS 22.4 29.7 22nd 5.6 -2.7 17th 26.0
Goulburn Tafe 22.4 +2.9 29.7 22nd 8.6 +1.8 1.2 13th 22.0 54.5 low 40%
Mount Ginini AWS 13.4 21.0 21st 3.5 -4.7 13th 60.2
Taralga Post Office 21.6 +3.5 29.0 21st 6.1 +0.8 -2.0 17th 14.4 70.8 very low 20%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 29.5 22nd 12.7 +6.9 9.0 18th 27.2 87.3 low 31%
Tuggeranong 23.0 31.1 21st 7.6 -0.7 13th 36.4
Yass 23.6 +3.3 31.5 22nd 7.3 +1.0 0.2 9th 19.8 64.5 low 31%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 17.9 22nd 2.1 +2.7 -6.0 17th 58.8 217.6 low 27%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 18.0 22nd 0.5 +0.3 -7.5 8th 42.0 187.8 lowest 22%
Thredbo AWS 8.3 +1.5 15.8 22nd 1.0 +1.7 -6.4 8th 87.0 144.0 normal 60%
Thredbo Village 14.8 +1.8 22.4 22nd 2.7 +1.2 -7.0 1st 103.7 186.6 low 56%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 24.3 +3.3 36.5 21st 8.5 +0.7 0.5 8th 38.0 67.0 normal 57%
Albury Airport AWS 23.9 35.1 21st 8.4 0.6 8th 39.4
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 13.5 21.3 21st 4.9 -3.0 13th 50.8
Hume Reservoir 24.2 +3.4 34.8 21st 9.5 +0.4 2.6 18th 29.4 69.4 low 42%
Khancoban AWS 22.0 31.1 21st 6.3 -1.3 8th 49.4
Tumbarumba Post Office 20.9 +1.7 30.0 21st 6.1 +1.0 -1.7 9th 43.0 96.9 low 44%
Wagga Wagga AMO 25.4 +4.1 35.1 21st 8.4 +0.7 0.0 9th 15.2 58.8 very low 26%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 24.2 +4.1 32.3 21st 9.6 +1.3 3.0 9th 35.1 86.5 low 41%
Cootamundra Airport 24.8 33.0 22nd 6.4 -3.5 9th 38.2
Grenfell 26.1 +3.5 32.7 22nd 11.5 +2.7 4.2 17th 6.6 55.5 very low 12%
Gundagai 25.0 33.9 22nd 8.6 2.1 5th 19.8
Quandialla Post Office 27.4 +3.9 35.0 21st 10.1 +1.5 2.0 9th 9.5 51.0 low 19%
Temora Airport 25.9 34.3 21st 7.7 -1.4 9th 42.0
Wyalong Post Office 26.7 +3.6 34.5 21st 11.7 +2.4 4.3 13th 23.6 46.0 low 51%
Young Airport 25.0 32.0 22nd 4.5 -3.8 9th 19.6
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 24.6 +2.5 36.0 21st 7.6 -0.6 0.0 8th 18.2 51.9 low 35%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 25.1 37.0 21st 9.3 1.4 8th 17.8
Narrandera Airport 26.2 36.0 22nd 9.7 1.3 9th 21.6 42.8 low 50%
Narrandera Golf Club 26.0 +3.0 35.4 21st 8.6 -0.3 0.4 13th 16.6 46.7 low 36%
Tocumwal Airport 24.6 +2.4 36.7 21st 9.0 +0.2 1.6 8th 16.3 43.5 low 37%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 26.2 36.0 22nd 11.7 5.0 8th 17.0
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 26.6 +3.0 36.0 22nd 11.1 +2.2 4.0 13th 10.0 40.1 low 25%
Hay 26.4 +1.9 36.7 21st 11.0 +1.5 3.5 8th 1.0 35.3 very low 3%
Hay Airport AWS 26.4 37.3 21st 10.6 2.9 8th 0.6
Hillston Airport 27.3 +2.7 37.0 20th 11.0 +0.7 3.8 9th 12.6 35.5 low 35%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 27.7 +2.2 35.3 20th 12.0 +1.6 6.0 13th 6.5 39.3 low 17%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Thursday 1 November 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