Monday, 3 December 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in November 2007
Wettest November in 7 years

Summary

  • Highest November rainfall total for NSW and the Murray Darling Basin in 7 years
  • Very warm maximum and minimum temperatures in the south and west
  • 4th warmest November on record for statewide average minimums
  • 6th consecutive November with above average maximum and minimum temperatures

Rainfall

Having experienced below average rainfall for several months, NSW saw the return of above average rainfall in November. Much of the state reported average to above average rainfall, with some locations along the coast and in the west reporting very much above average rainfall.

The statewide average rainfall was 66.8 mm, which is higher than the historical average1 of 45.5 mm. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 63.2 mm, compared to the historical average of 41.1 mm.

The wet November across the state could be a delayed rainfall response to a La Niña event that began in August. A moderate La Niña event is well established in the Pacific, with further intensification evident durng November. Additionally, ocean temperatures immediately to the north and northwest of Australia have been warming, signifiying a decay of the Indian Ocean Dipole, which has been in a positive mode for some time. This would suggest an increased chance of a more typical La Niña rainfall pattern over Australia over the coming months.

As well as the broad scale effects of La Niña, several synoptic scale events also contributed to the rainfall during November. Moist easterly winds were a persistent feature during the month, bringing rainfall to much of the coast. Inland, slow moving troughs, high humidity and frequent upper atmospheric cold pools, brought thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to much of the state.

Some sites had their highest total November rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

Very warm overnight temperatures were a standout feature for NSW in November. Very high minimum temperatures were reported in the second half of the month, particularly in the south and west of the state. Above to very much above average minimum temperatures were reported statewide, with some locations in the south reporting their highest average minimum temperatures on record.

The statewide average minimum temperature was 15.5°C, which is 2.2°C above the historical average of 13.3°C, making it the 4th warmest November on record for statewide average minimum temperatures (current record for November is 16.1°C, set in 1959) , and the sixth consecutive November with above average minimum temperatures.

There was a distinct maximum temperature gradient across the state in November. In the south and southwest, daytime (maximum) temperatures were above to very much above average, whilst average to below average maximum temperatures were reported across the north of the state. The statewide average maximum temperature was 28.5°C, which is 0.7°C above the historical average1 of 27.8°C (records since 1950), making it the sixth consecutive November with above average maximum temperatures.

The occurrence of above to very much above average maximum and minimum temperatures in the south and west of the state, can, in part, be attributed to a persistent warm northeasterly windflow across the region, particularly from the 12th to the 20th of the month.

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

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

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

 

Further information

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


Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
45.0 °C at Ivanhoe Post Office on the 20th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
31.9 °C at Menindee Post Office
31.9 °C at Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
13.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
1.8 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 5th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
-2.4 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 6th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
1.8 °C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
19.0 °C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
28.3 °C at Broken Hill (Patton Street) on the 20th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
560.8 mm at Wattamolla (Griffiths) in the Illawarra
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
167.0 mm at Port Macquarie Airport AWS on the 10th
Highest wind gust
89 km/h at Green Cape AWS on the 4th

Records

Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Jerrys Plains Post Office 219.0 217.8 in 1924 59.8 122
Moonan Flat (High St) 274.4 245.0 in 2000 67.0 98
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 457.6 441.8 in 2000 151.3 58
Lostock Dam 198.8 180.5 in 1984 87.2 39
Craven (Longview) 216.8 204.4 in 1984 90.1 38
Camden Airport AWS 167.2 165.6 in 1984 76.5 34
Coleambally Irrigation 84.0 65.5 in 1985 31.3 29
Upper Chichester (Simmonds) 259.8 256.2 in 1984 123.3 27
Morundah Hotel 111.1 85.5 in 1939 34.3 24



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Hume Reservoir 15.6 15.4 in 2000 11.5 76
Canberra Airport 11.8 11.6 in 2000 8.7 69
Wagga Wagga AMO 14.7 14.6 in 1944 10.6 66
Wyalong Post Office 16.1 15.2 in 2002 12.2 49
Quandialla Post Office 15.3 14.6 in 2000 11.7 47
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 16.4 15.3 in 2002 12.8 45
Cowra Airport Comparison 14.4 13.1 in 2002 9.9 42
Bankstown Airport AWS 15.9 = 15.9 in 1997 14.1 40
Orange Airport Comparison 10.8 10.5 in 2002 7.7 38
Narrandera Golf Club 15.2 14.4 in 1997 12.2 37
Griffith Airport AWS 16.2 14.8 in 2000 12.2 33
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 12.4 11.1 in 2000 8.6 22



Summaries

Summary statistics for November 2007
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
November
2007
Mean for
November
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
November
2007
Total for
November
2007
Normal
for
November
Rank of
November
2007
Fraction of
November
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 30.6 40.6 20th 17.5 9.7 4th 31.4
Tibooburra Airport 31.7 41.1 20th 18.7 11.6 4th 4.0
Tibooburra Post Office 31.5 -0.5 40.8 20th 19.0 +1.5 11.8 6th 4.6 15.7 normal 29%
White Cliffs AWS 31.4 41.7 20th 18.9 11.3 4th 18.2
White Cliffs Post Office 31.6 +0.1 41.6 20th 17.9 +1.6 11.2 6th 22.6 18.2 normal 124%
Wilcannia 31.5 +0.3 42.8 20th 17.1 +1.6 10.7 4th 40.8 19.7 high 207%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 31.9 42.5 20th 17.5 10.4 4th 27.0
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 30.1 +1.5 41.5 20th 17.2 +2.5 8.4 4th 37.2 20.0 high 186%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 29.5 40.6 20th 16.1 8.3 4th N/A 19.6    
Lake Victoria Storage 30.3 +3.1 40.0 20th 14.2 +1.0 7.5 5th 44.0 22.6 high 195%
Menindee Post Office 31.9 +2.0 44.2 20th 17.0 +2.5 9.8 4th 35.3 20.2 high 175%
Pooncarie Telecentre 31.7 43.1 20th 16.5 10.0 4th 41.4 19.7 high 210%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 30.7 40.0 20th 18.5 11.5 5th 29.2
Brewarrina Hospital 30.3 -2.2 40.0 21st 17.9 +1.8 12.2 23rd 72.0 33.4 high 216%
Cobar Airport AWS 28.8 40.3 20th 17.4 11.8 5th 167.0
Cobar MO 29.4 +0.1 40.1 20th 17.7 +2.0 11.6 5th 134.8 34.7 very high 388%
Collarenebri 30.7 -1.4 37.2 21st 17.7 +1.3 10.3 24th 33.4 47.6 normal 70%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 30.2 39.0 21st 18.5 11.0 23rd 42.4
Wanaaring Post Office 40.6 20th 18.1 10.4 22nd 35.3 24.6 high 143%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 30.9 +2.8 42.2 20th 15.4 +2.9 8.7 5th 24.0 26.2 normal 92%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 30.7 42.9 20th 17.4 9.6 22nd  
Ivanhoe Post Office 31.6 +1.6 45.0 20th 17.1 +3.6 10.0 22nd 83.8 23.5 very high 357%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 29.8 +1.3 39.0 20th 16.4 +3.7 8.7 6th 107.4 37.8 very high 284%
Condobolin Airport AWS 29.4 38.7 20th 16.1 8.7 6th 109.4
Peak Hill Post Office 29.0 +1.1 36.5 20th 17.4 +3.2 11.4 6th 96.3 46.9 high 205%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 28.8 38.1 20th 15.7 9.3 6th 96.0
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 29.7 36.5 21st 16.8 9.6 23rd 45.6
Coonamble Comparison 29.8 -1.2 36.4 21st 17.0 +1.9 10.3 23rd 48.5 42.8 normal 113%
Nyngan Airport 30.0 0 38.9 19th 17.8 +2.9 11.5 5th 43.4 35.6 normal 122%
Trangie Research Station AWS 29.4 +0.7 36.9 20th 16.8 +3.3 10.0 5th 64.0 44.2 high 145%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 30.4 -1.7 36.8 19th 17.8 +1.3 11.7 6th 54.1 44.6 normal 121%
Walgett Airport AWS 30.4 38.3 21st 17.4 10.1 5th 54.8
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 34.9 19th 15.7 +2.6 9.1 5th 67.9 53.2 high 128%
Moree Aero 28.8 33.6 19th 16.8 9.4 5th 54.2
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 27.2 -0.5 32.9 20th 13.5 +1.8 6.9 5th 33.6 72.4 low 46%
Narrabri Airport AWS 28.5 33.7 20th 16.1 8.5 5th 46.4
Pindari Dam 27.0 -0.5 30.9 19th 13.9 +0.5 7.1 5th 119.4 91.8 high 130%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 28.9 34.1 19th 14.9 7.3 5th 38.2
Gunnedah Pool 28.6 -1.7 33.7 20th 15.6 +1.6 8.0 14th 39.4 60.1 normal 66%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 28.1 -0.2 33.4 19th 16.1 +1.2 10.7 5th 55.0 66.1 normal 83%
Quirindi Post Office 27.3 -1.2 33.4 20th 12.6 +0.7 5.8 5th 45.0 64.0 normal 70%
Tamworth Airport AWS 27.5 33.8 20th 13.9 9.1 5th 93.0
Woolbrook 22.2 -1.0 27.5 19th 10.2 +2.3 4.0 5th 99.5 82.7 normal 120%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 21.5 26.2 19th 9.6 3.9 12th 103.4
Armidale Airport AWS 20.7 25.0 19th 10.2 4.6 13th 141.6
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 21.4 -0.8 25.5 17th 10.2 +0.4 4.5 14th 98.4 89.2 normal 110%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 21.2 24.3 15th 9.8 3.4 5th 122.2
Glen Innes Post Office 21.8 -1.9 26.2 15th 9.7 0 5.4 14th 102.5 86.9 normal 118%
Guyra Hospital 19.4 -0.9 23.1 19th 8.8 +0.3 3.5 13th 106.8 96.0 normal 111%
Inverell 25.5 29.4 20th 12.0 6.0 5th 107.8
Inverell Research Centre 24.7 -1.0 28.9 20th 13.4 +0.8 9.4 13th 100.0 84.6 normal 118%
Tenterfield 22.3 -2.5 27.0 3rd 10.9 +0.2 4.2 13th 62.7 84.1 normal 75%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 23.4 -1.8 29.8 3rd 14.3 +0.1 11.1 7th 229.8 115.4 very high 199%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 24.1 -1.3 31.1 4th 16.9 +0.3 13.3 13th 281.2 130.8 very high 215%
Ballina Airport AWS 25.1 30.0 4th 16.1 12.0 13th 300.0
Byron Bay 25.3 29.6 28th 18.2 14.8 6th  
Casino Airport 27.0 -2.8 33.9 4th 16.4 +0.6 12.4 14th 124.2 86.9 high 143%
Casino Airport AWS 26.1 33.8 4th 15.8 11.6 14th 129.8
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.5 32.8 4th 16.9 14.1 7th 293.4
Grafton Airport AWS 26.6 31.8 4th 15.8 10.1 14th 156.2
Grafton Olympic Pool 26.7 -1.4 32.6 3rd 16.9 +0.8 11.5 13th 133.5 102.7 normal 130%
Grafton Research Stn 26.3 32.4 3rd 16.4 11.9 13th 115.0 78.0 high 147%
Lismore 25.6 32.7 3rd 16.3 12.6 14th 233.5
Lismore Airport AWS 26.4 32.9 3rd 15.6 11.0 13th 195.6
Murwillumbah 26.1 -1.5 32.9 3rd 16.7 +0.3 12.8 14th 106.4 125.2 normal 85%
Yamba Pilot Station 24.2 -0.4 26.2 30th 18.2 +0.8 14.8 7th 241.6 91.5 very high 264%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 24.1 -0.8 28.6 4th 16.4 +0.4 11.4 13th 297.0 132.0 very high 225%
Dorrigo 21.1 27.0 3rd 11.9 5.5 13th 181.5
Kempsey 26.0 -1.2 29.5 3rd 15.6 +1.3 11.5 14th 188.4 92.5 high 204%
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.4 29.4 4th 14.5 9.2 14th 197.6
South West Rocks 24.9 +0.5 27.5 30th 17.2 +0.5 13.1 7th 192.8 112.7 high 171%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 24.1 30.0 4th 16.4 12.5 13th 164.8 80.7 very high 204%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.5 29.0 3rd 15.2 10.7 14th 330.4
Taree Airport AWS 25.4 30.0 3rd 15.1 10.0 13th 174.2
Yarras 25.4 -1.2 29.8 3rd 14.3 +0.6 8.0 13th 457.6 151.3 highest 302%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 26.9 -0.4 33.0 21st 15.1 +1.4 10.3 12th 134.1 69.7 high 192%
Cessnock Airport AWS 25.9 31.1 18th 14.4 9.8 12th 144.8
Gosford 24.1 -1.0 28.3 18th 14.8 +2.0 9.1 12th 198.6 92.1 very high 216%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 27.7 -1.5 34.2 19th 15.1 +2.0 9.6 12th 219.0 59.8 highest 366%
Lostock Dam 25.6 -0.7 30.5 19th 14.6 +0.7 10.2 12th 198.8 87.2 highest 228%
Maitland Visitors Centre 31.0 4th 14.7 10.4 5th  
Mangrove Mountain AWS 23.4 29.7 18th 14.5 7.6 6th 146.0
Merriwa 26.5 34.2 21st 13.0 7.2 6th 103.8 56.1 very high 185%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 22.5 28.7 20th 13.3 7.8 6th 104.4
Murrurundi Post Office 25.1 -2.2 31.4 19th 11.3 +0.3 4.9 12th 112.2 73.9 high 152%
Nelson Bay 24.6 -0.2 27.8 29th 16.9 +1.7 10.6 29th 92.8 78.8 normal 118%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 22.2 -1.4 25.7 4th 17.6 +1.6 13.6 6th 91.6 70.5 normal 130%
Newcastle University 25.2 29.8 21st 16.4 12.5 6th 114.0
Norah Head AWS 23.3 26.9 4th 17.4 14.4 5th 102.8
Paterson 26.2 -0.4 31.3 19th 14.6 +0.9 9.9 12th 113.6 81.5 normal 139%
Peats Ridge 23.6 -0.5 29.8 14th 14.2 +1.6 9.0 6th 126.6 106.6 high 119%
Scone Airport AWS 26.7 33.2 19th 13.9 7.9 12th 127.0
Scone SCS 33.2 19th 13.8 +0.6 9.3 12th 164.6 59.8 very high 275%
Singleton Stp 27.0 33.2 21st 14.4 8.0 6th 155.8
Williamtown RAAF 25.1 -0.3 30.8 21st 14.5 +0.2 8.8 12th 102.2 80.9 normal 126%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 26.6 +0.1 33.5 21st 14.1 +2.2 8.4 6th 113.7 59.0 high 193%
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.0 32.9 19th 13.3 7.3 5th 100.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 18.6 25.5 19th 10.8 4.3 6th 204.6
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 24.1 +1.0 30.6 16th 11.7 +2.8 6.5 6th 166.2 60.5 very high 275%
Bathurst Airport AWS 22.9 29.5 21st 12.2 6.8 6th 137.8
Cowra Research Centre 28.6 +3.0 36.2 20th 14.7 +3.0 7.6 6th 61.1 56.0 normal 109%
Katoomba 19.9 -0.3 27.2 21st 11.2 +1.4 4.7 6th 375.0 107.1 very high 350%
Lithgow 20.9 28.3 21st 10.9 6.0 13th 134.8 62.2 very high 217%
Mount Boyce AWS 19.2 25.9 16th 11.0 4.2 6th 290.8
Oberon 26.5 19th 8.4 +2.0 4.0 6th 150.8 70.0 very high 215%
Orange Agricultural Institute 21.8 +0.9 29.0 20th 11.2 +2.3 4.8 6th 145.2 76.9 high 189%
Orange Airport AWS 21.8 28.7 20th 10.5 4.5 6th 128.6
Orange Airport Comparison 22.0 +1.8 29.0 20th 10.8 +3.1 4.5 6th 120.2 73.6 high 163%
Springwood Bowling Club 23.6 29.9 14th 14.2 9.3 6th 192.4 96.3 high 200%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 26.3 -1.6 32.4 19th 12.0 +1.5 7.0 5th 87.0 64.1 high 136%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 25.0 30.8 19th 13.9 8.8 6th 95.0
Dunedoo Post Office 28.4 +0.9 36.7 21st 14.5 +2.4 8.0 5th 58.2 53.9 normal 108%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 28.4 36.2 20th 14.1 9.5 6th 54.4
Cowra Airport Comparison 28.7 +2.2 36.5 20th 14.4 +4.5 9.4 6th 65.0 51.3 normal 127%
Dubbo Airport AWS 28.9 36.4 20th 15.4 9.8 5th 67.4
Forbes Airport AWS 29.8 37.6 20th 15.0 9.6 6th 76.0
Parkes 28.9 +1.3 36.5 20th 16.0 +2.6 9.5 6th 115.4 48.2 very high 239%
Parkes Airport AWS 28.1 36.0 20th 14.8 9.0 6th 119.0 54.3 high 219%
Wellington 28.7 +0.3 35.6 19th 14.8 +2.7 8.7 5th 63.2 56.9 normal 111%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 24.8 -0.2 32.0 14th 15.9 +1.7 10.9 6th 109.8 77.5 high 142%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.0 28.8 14th 16.0 10.8 12th 123.8
Holsworthy Control Range 25.0 32.3 14th 15.1 10.3 12th 129.0
Parramatta North 24.8 -0.5 32.0 14th 15.4 +1.6 10.2 6th 176.6 86.1 high 205%
Riverview Observatory 23.8 -0.4 29.3 14th 16.3 +2.2 12.0 6th 175.0 78.8 very high 222%
Sydney 23.5 -0.1 26.4 4th 17.5 +2.0 13.9 7th 170.0 83.6 very high 203%
Sydney Airport AMO 23.7 -0.2 28.4 14th 17.3 +2.1 13.5 6th 104.6 80.7 high 130%
Sydney Olympic Park 24.7 31.7 14th 16.6 11.5 6th 170.4
Terrey Hills AWS 22.7 27.3 14th 15.6 11.4 6th 169.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.4 31.0 17th 14.8 9.6 6th 173.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 25.3 32.2 14th 15.2 10.4 6th 194.0
Liverpool 25.6 33.0 14th 15.2 10.2 12th 117.4
Penrith Lakes AWS 26.1 32.9 14th 16.0 11.9 6th 206.2
Prospect Dam 25.4 +0.2 32.6 14th 15.4 +1.3 11.0 6th 143.4 72.6 very high 198%
Richmond RAAF 25.4 32.3 14th 15.6 10.8 6th 157.6
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 23.3 29.0 2nd 14.3 10.0 11th 108.4
Bellambi AWS 21.8 26.8 14th 16.2 11.6 6th 173.4
Bowral 21.0 -0.2 27.6 17th 11.6 +2.2 5.9 6th 111.8 92.8 high 120%
Camden Airport AWS 25.6 -0.3 32.4 17th 14.6 +2.0 9.9 11th 167.2 76.5 highest 219%
Campbelltown 25.5 32.0 17th 14.4 9.5 12th 135.0
Jervis Bay 21.6 27.3 2nd 15.8 11.6 5th 132.2
Kiama 21.6 24.8 4th 16.2 12.5 5th
Moss Vale AWS 20.9 27.3 14th 11.4 6.0 6th 102.2
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 24.0 34.1 14th 14.5 10.9 5th 115.2
Wollongong University 22.7 -0.2 28.5 14th 15.3 +1.0 11.4 6th 156.2 115.6 high 135%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 23.0 33.1 14th 13.0 9.1 12th 139.0
Bega AWS 23.8 32.1 17th 12.6 8.0 12th 79.6
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 22.0 30.9 21st 10.4 4.4 12th 128.8
Green Cape AWS 20.8 24.3 30th 14.8 11.5 8th 78.0
Merimbula Airport AWS 21.3 25.0 20th 12.6 8.0 12th 74.4
Montague Island Lighthouse 20.2 +0.3 23.2 14th 15.5 +1.5 10.7 6th 109.2 76.5 high 143%
Moruya Airport AWS 22.1 32.0 14th 13.2 9.0 11th 110.6
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.0 -0.4 25.9 18th 14.4 +1.6 10.0 6th 99.8 76.0 high 131%
Narooma Rvcp 21.0 +0.5 26.6 17th 14.5 +1.6 10.5 6th 107.5 72.3 high 149%
Nerriga Composite 21.9 +0.4 31.7 21st 10.1 +1.5 4.5 12th 104.2 64.7 high 161%
Ulladulla AWS 20.9 24.1 18th 15.0 10.4 5th 170.8
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 22.4 +1.4 33.1 20th 9.0 +2.3 3.5 10th
Bombala AWS 20.5 32.4 20th 7.8 2.2 10th 55.4
Canberra Airport 25.1 +2.4 33.4 21st 11.8 +3.1 6.1 7th 94.0 64.2 high 146%
Cooma Airport AWS 21.9 32.0 20th 7.3 0.6 8th 100.6 70.2 high 143%
Cooma Visitors Centre 23.5 +1.3 33.5 20th 8.4 +1.5 3.0 8th 103.7 64.8 high 160%
Goulburn Airport AWS 23.2 31.6 21st 11.1 5.7 1st 93.6
Goulburn Tafe 23.2 +0.9 32.0 21st 11.8 +2.6 6.7 6th 98.6 66.9 high 147%
Mount Ginini AWS 15.6 24.9 20th 6.7 -1.0 5th 135.0
Taralga Post Office 22.4 +1.3 31.5 21st 10.1 +2.6 5.5 7th 128.4 67.6 very high 190%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 23.6 +1.9 32.0 20th 12.4 +3.9 1.5 11th 126.7 85.9 high 147%
Tuggeranong 24.8 33.4 20th 11.1 5.8 10th 127.6
Yass 26.4 +2.3 36.0 21st 12.1 +2.9 7.2 6th 111.0 55.7 very high 199%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 24.0 20th 1.8 0 -2.1 6th 151.3 194.8 normal 78%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 24.1 20th 3.1 +1.2 -1.5 6th 133.3 139.4 normal 96%
Thredbo AWS 13.3 +1.9 23.0 20th 4.0 +1.7 -2.4 6th 126.6 137.4 normal 92%
Thredbo Village 18.2 +2.0 27.7 20th 4.9 +1.4 -2.3 20th   159.0    
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 28.5 +3.2 39.2 20th 14.4 +3.7 9.0 6th 107.0 57.6 high 186%
Albury Airport AWS 28.3 38.4 20th 14.3 9.3 6th 102.6
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 16.8 25.5 20th 8.8 0.6 6th 104.8
Hume Reservoir 28.6 +3.8 38.9 20th 15.6 +4.1 9.8 8th 90.6 51.4 high 176%
Khancoban AWS 26.6 36.2 20th 10.7 3.0 6th 113.0
Tumbarumba Post Office 24.9 +2.5 34.1 20th 10.7 +3.4 3.9 9th 131.2 72.5 high 181%
Wagga Wagga AMO 29.2 +3.7 39.0 20th 14.7 +4.1 7.1 7th 73.2 43.8 high 167%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 27.5 +3.7 37.6 21st 14.2 +3.2 9.5 6th 157.3 70.6 very high 223%
Cootamundra Airport 27.5 36.8 20th 13.4 8.4 6th 70.2
Grenfell 28.3 +1.8 36.7 20th 15.0 +3.3 8.3 6th 77.3 48.7 high 159%
Gundagai 28.5 38.5 20th 14.2 6.6 6th 83.6
Quandialla Post Office 30.5 +3.2 39.6 20th 15.3 +3.7 9.3 6th 72.6 41.2 high 176%
Temora Airport 28.7 37.3 20th 14.9 9.1 6th 109.0
Wyalong Post Office 29.6 +2.6 39.6 20th 16.1 +3.9 9.1 6th 65.4 36.2 high 181%
Young Airport 27.6 35.7 20th 12.6 6.6 11th 72.0
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 29.3 +2.7 40.2 20th 14.4 +3.5 8.0 5th 45.8 40.7 normal 113%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 30.1 42.5 20th 14.1 8.8 6th 41.6
Narrandera Airport 29.3 37.6 16th 15.0 8.6 6th 98.8 33.2 very high 298%
Narrandera Golf Club 29.2 +2.1 40.0 20th 15.2 +3.1 8.4 5th 73.9 36.8 high 201%
Tocumwal Airport 29.3 +2.8 41.1 20th 14.0 +2.4 8.4 6th 18.4 33.3 normal 55%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 29.6 41.0 20th 16.5 9.0 5th 117.2
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 29.6 +1.8 41.0 20th 16.2 +4.0 9.0 5th 97.4 32.8 very high 297%
Hay 30.1 +1.7 42.1 20th 15.9 +3.5 8.5 5th 70.4 24.8 very high 284%
Hay Airport AWS 30.6 42.9 20th 15.9 8.6 5th 62.6
Hillston Airport 30.3 +1.9 41.6 20th 16.4 +2.8 10.0 5th 83.1 27.8 very high 299%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 30.0 +0.5 40.5 20th 16.0 +2.0 7.9 1st 55.2 32.6 high 169%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 3 December 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
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au