Thursday, 3 January 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in December 2007
Wettest December in 15 years

 

Summary

  • Wettest December in 15 years
  • Large area of the north of state received highest December rainfall on record
  • Cool days and warm nights were recorded across much of the state
  • Coolest December for statewide maximum temperatures since 1999
  • Sixth consecutive December with above average statewide minimum temperatures

 

Rainfall

NSW experienced its wettest December in 15 years with statewide average December rainfall of 90 mm which far surpassed the historical average1 of 50.7 mm. It was the wettest December since 1992 when 123.5 mm was recorded across the state. A large region extending from the Upper Western to the Northwest Slopes and Plains received its highest December rainfall on record. Most of the state received above to very much above average rainfall. Only the far southwest of the state experienced below average falls for the month. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 84.4 mm which is well above the historical December average of 46.47 mm.

The above average rainfall in December follows the states wettest November in 7 years. The continued wet conditions across the state are a typical response to the moderate La Niña event which is now well established in the Pacific Ocean. Moist easterly winds were a persistent feature during the month, bringing rainfall to much of the coast. Inland, slow moving troughs, high humidity and upper atmospheric cold pools, brought thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to much of the state. An unseasonably strong cold front brought very heavy falls to inland NSW on the 22nd December with moderate flooding reported around Coonamble.

Some sites had their highest total December rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

The wet and cloudy conditions across the state during December produced cooler than average days and warmer than average nights during December. The statewide average maximum temperature was 0.6°C below the historical average1 of 34.2°C. This was the coolest December for maximum temperatures since 1999. With persistent northeasterly winds across the state most of the north and east reported below to very much below average maximum temperatures whilst the far southern border regions experienced above average daytime temperatures.

The statewide average minimum temperature was 1.1°C above the historical average of 16.1ºC. This is the sixth consecutive December of above average statewide minimum temperatures. Minumum temperatures were above to very much above average across much of the west and south of the state and also in the far northeast.

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

Some sites had their highest December 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
43.0°C at Pooncarie on the 30th
43.0°C at Pooncarie on the 31st
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
35.5°C at Tibooburra
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
14.3°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
8.9°C at Thredbo AWS on the 11th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−3.7°C at Thredbo Village on the 25th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
2.1°C at Charlotte Pass
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
22.3°C at Tibooburra
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
28.8°C at Wilcannia on the 7th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
386.1 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
171.0 mm at Coonamble Airport AWS on the 22nd
Highest wind gust
115 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 21st
115 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 22nd

Records

Record highest total December rainfall
Total rainfall
for December 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for December
Normal for
December
Years of
record
Brewarrina Hospital 222.4 206.3 in 1931 37.1 135
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 289.6 234.1 in 1947 67.8 128
Coonamble Comparison 279.5 144.4 in 1978 45.9 128
Baradine Post Office 242.0 210.0 in 1947 57.1 127
Enngonia (Shearer Street) 150.5 148.6 in 1936 33.2 116
Geurie Post Office 190.4 147.8 in 1970 49.0 98
Trangie Research Station AWS 143.2 137.4 in 1992 39.6 79
Coolabah Post Office 270.8 203.6 in 1988 41.2 74
Come By Chance Store 175.5 144.0 in 2004 51.1 41
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 240.0 225.0 in 1991 96.1 27
Guyra Hospital 221.2 166.1 in 1991 112.6 26
Gosford North (Glennie St) 221.0 208.4 in 1971 86.4 25
Parkes Airport AWS 140.2 108.8 in 1999 42.1 21



Record highest December mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for December 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for December
Normal for
December
Years of
record
Tocumwal Airport 15.7 15.5 in 1975 13.9 38
Narooma Rvcp 16.3 16.2 in 2000 14.9 23



Summaries

Summary statistics for December 2007
Maximum temperatures
for December
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for December
(°C)
Rainfall
for December
(millimetres)
Mean for
December
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
December
2007
Mean for
December
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
December
2007
Total for
December
2007
Normal
for
December
Rank of
December
2007
Fraction of
December
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 34.2 40.7 20th 20.2 12.0 23rd 31.2
Tibooburra Airport 35.5 40.6 20th 21.9 14.9 23rd 5.0
Tibooburra Post Office 35.5 +0.5 41.2 6th 22.3 +2.0 14.9 24th 8.4 21.7 normal 39%
White Cliffs AWS 34.2 39.8 21st 21.6 13.3 23rd 42.6
White Cliffs Post Office 34.4 0 39.9 21st 20.6 +1.4 13.3 23rd 25.6 25.0 normal 102%
Wilcannia 34.1 +0.1 39.8 30th 19.7 +1.5 12.9 23rd 46.2 26.2 high 176%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 34.3 40.5 21st 19.8 12.7 23rd 50.6
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 32.4 +1.1 40.3 31st 18.6 +1.5 9.4 23rd 6.4 21.4 normal 30%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 32.0 40.4 31st 18.1 9.6 23rd 2.0 20.9 low 10%
Lake Victoria Storage 31.5 +1.2 41.5 30th 16.0 +0.7 9.0 10th 16.0 18.9 normal 85%
Menindee Post Office 41.5 21st 18.2 +1.5 11.6 23rd 3.2 21.8 low 15%
Pooncarie Telecentre 33.3 43.0 31st 17.4 10.2 23rd 15.4 21.2 normal 73%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 40.2 7th 21.3 17.5 12th  
Brewarrina Hospital 31.3 −3.9 38.6 8th 19.5 +0.6 13.2 23rd 222.4 37.1 highest 599%
Cobar Airport AWS 31.7 37.7 30th 18.7 12.4 23rd 63.0
Cobar MO 31.3 −1.3 37.0 30th 18.8 +0.1 12.3 23rd 100.2 36.8 high 272%
Collarenebri 31.8 −3.0 38.7 8th 19.5 +0.5 14.9 23rd 180.8 52.1 very high 347%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 32.2 40.0 8th 19.7 14.0 26th 170.6
Wanaaring Post Office 34.1 41.3 7th 21.8 16.4 23rd 56.3 28.6 high 197%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 31.5 +0.6 42.6 30th 16.0 +1.3 9.0 23rd 40.4 24.8 high 163%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 32.9 40.7 30th 19.7 11.8 23rd 32.6
Ivanhoe Post Office 33.8 +0.4 41.0 30th 18.4 +2.2 11.5 23rd 35.4 26.3 high 135%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 30.3 −1.4 36.6 30th 17.4 +1.8 11.5 24th 111.8 39.5 very high 283%
Condobolin Airport AWS 30.0 36.2 30th 17.2 11.5 23rd 86.8
Peak Hill Post Office 29.8 −1.6 35.0 30th 17.2 0 10.0 29th 153.7 49.2 very high 312%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 29.6 37.7 30th 16.8 10.2 25th 78.4
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 30.5 38.3 8th 18.1 12.5 23rd 287.0
Coonamble Comparison 30.8 −3.0 38.1 8th 18.4 +0.6 12.1 23rd 279.5 45.9 highest 609%
Nyngan Airport 31.2 −1.8 36.5 8th 19.1 +1.3 13.5 23rd 147.2 42.5 very high 346%
Trangie Research Station AWS 30.3 −1.6 36.9 7th 18.0 +1.5 12.1 23rd 143.2 39.6 highest 362%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 31.8 −2.7 39.2 8th 19.9 +1.1 13.5 24th 127.1 51.3 very high 248%
Walgett Airport AWS 31.4 38.8 7th 18.5 13.6 23rd 142.8
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 36.8 9th 18.4 +2.1 15.4 13th 135.4 60.5 very high 224%
Moree Aero 30.9 36.5 7th 18.4 13.0 24th 144.4
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 28.6 −2.0 34.7 8th 16.1 +1.6 10.0 23rd 185.4 77.2 very high 240%
Narrabri Airport AWS 30.4 36.7 8th 18.3 12.6 23rd 103.0
Pindari Dam 28.7 −1.6 32.5 8th 16.8 +0.8 12.2 28th 96.7 90.1 normal 107%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 29.8 35.3 8th 17.1 11.8 23rd 182.8
Gunnedah Pool 30.4 −2.6 36.0 19th 17.6 +0.8 11.2 14th 182.2 67.8 very high 269%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 29.2 −1.9 34.0 7th 17.8 +0.3 12.2 23rd 169.4 67.2 very high 252%
Quirindi Post Office 29.6 −1.6 34.0 8th 14.4 −0.4 8.2 23rd 77.4 80.3 normal 96%
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.5 33.4 8th 16.3 11.0 23rd 129.4
Woolbrook 24.4 −2.0 30.0 8th 12.9 +2.4 7.4 23rd 157.6 96.2 high 164%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 23.7 28.0 8th 12.4 8.0 30th 118.2
Armidale Airport AWS 22.9 27.0 8th 12.7 9.4 23rd 117.6
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 23.1 −1.3 28.0 8th 12.8 +0.7 9.5 30th 116.9 108.6 normal 108%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 23.5 28.5 8th 12.4 9.3 28th 96.6
Glen Innes Post Office 24.2 −1.6 29.4 8th 13.1 +1.0 10.6 13th 89.0 107.3 normal 83%
Guyra Hospital 21.3 −1.3 25.0 8th 11.1 +0.5 7.4 23rd 221.2 112.6 highest 196%
Inverell 27.2 33.1 8th 15.0 9.7 29th 151.4
Inverell Research Centre 25.8 −2.5 28.4 17th 15.2 +0.2 11.9 23rd 117.2 97.2 normal 121%
Tenterfield 23.7 −3.1 29.2 9th 14.1 +1.1 11.0 16th 180.7 105.3 high 172%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 24.3 −2.8 29.3 9th 16.3 +0.1 13.8 27th 143.4 148.7 normal 96%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 25.3 −1.6 28.5 22nd 18.8 +0.4 16.0 27th 154.7 149.5 normal 103%
Ballina Airport AWS 26.5 29.0 22nd 18.7 15.0 1st 157.8
Byron Bay 26.7 30.5 8th 19.7 17.2 28th 114.8
Casino Airport 28.3 −3.0 32.0 9th 19.2 +1.4 16.6 3rd 130.0 114.5 normal 114%
Casino Airport AWS 27.3 31.2 9th 18.7 16.0 3rd 146.6
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 32.1 22nd 18.6 16.8 27th 46.8
Grafton Airport AWS 28.1 31.9 22nd 18.2 15.1 27th  
Grafton Olympic Pool 27.9 −1.8 31.7 22nd 19.2 +0.8 16.4 27th 98.7 118.2 normal 84%
Grafton Research Stn 27.9 31.5 9th 18.8 16.2 27th 72.0 102.0 normal 71%
Lismore 26.7 30.7 22nd 18.7 16.3 3rd 148.7
Lismore Airport AWS 27.8 32.0 22nd 18.2 15.0 1st 115.2
Murwillumbah 27.4 −1.9 30.8 22nd 19.3 +1.0 15.9 4th 220.8 160.2 high 138%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.0 +0.1 27.9 8th 20.0 +0.9 17.4 27th 59.4 116.3 low 51%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 25.9 −0.4 28.8 21st 18.7 +0.7 14.9 27th 140.8 142.4 normal 99%
Dorrigo 22.4 27.0 16th 14.3 10.8 27th 210.1
Kempsey 27.6 −1.0 30.0 21st 17.9 +1.4 13.5 15th 103.3 108.9 normal 95%
Kempsey Airport AWS 26.9 30.1 21st 16.9 12.7 15th 81.0
South West Rocks 26.5 +0.6 29.1 5th 18.7 +0.3 16.8 13th 74.0 119.5 normal 62%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 25.4 28.5 5th 18.0 14.0 23rd 127.8 92.5 high 138%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.1 29.1 16th 17.0 13.7 27th 148.2
Taree Airport AWS 26.6 31.0 21st 16.9 12.0 15th 127.6
Yarras 26.5 −2.3 30.8 21st 16.9 +1.0 12.1 15th 386.1 167.2 very high 231%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 27.4 −2.2 33.7 21st 16.7 +0.6 12.0 23rd 121.2 69.1 high 175%
Cessnock Airport AWS 26.5 32.4 21st 16.3 11.8 14th 119.8
Gosford 25.4 −1.6 31.2 21st 16.0 +0.8 11.2 15th 314.4 102.5 very high 307%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 28.4 −3.0 33.6 21st 16.2 +0.5 11.0 23rd 71.1 67.5 normal 105%
Lostock Dam 26.6 −2.2 32.0 9th 16.2 +0.1 12.8 15th 196.6 93.5 very high 210%
Maitland Visitors Centre 32.8 21st 16.8 11.8 15th  
Mangrove Mountain AWS 24.0 31.2 9th 15.3 11.1 14th 221.0
Merriwa 26.9 32.5 10th 15.2 9.2 23rd 163.4 66.1 very high 247%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 23.8 28.4 10th 14.2 10.1 23rd 182.2
Murrurundi Post Office 26.4 −3.4 30.9 10th 14.0 +0.5 8.5 23rd 187.6 89.2 very high 210%
Nelson Bay 26.0 −0.3 33.8 30th 18.9 +1.8 16.8 12th 201.7 95.0 very high 212%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.8 −1.2 28.8 4th 18.9 +0.9 15.4 23rd 91.2 81.8 normal 111%
Newcastle University 26.3 32.2 21st 18.0 12.7 23rd 119.0
Norah Head AWS 24.3 28.9 4th 18.5 15.3 14th 133.8
Paterson 26.9 −2.3 31.9 21st 16.6 +0.4 12.0 15th 99.8 78.2 high 128%
Peats Ridge 31.0 9th 15.4 +0.6 10.8 14th 240.0 96.1 highest 250%
Scone Airport AWS 27.4 32.2 21st 15.7 10.9 23rd 145.2
Scone SCS 32.0 9th 16.3 +0.6 11.6 17th 70.0 68.7 normal 102%
Singleton Stp 27.8 33.2 21st 15.3 10.0 7th 40.1
Williamtown RAAF 26.2 −1.0 31.9 21st 16.5 0 11.4 15th 83.2 80.0 normal 104%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 27.1 −2.7 31.5 9th 15.6 +0.8 9.0 23rd 191.4 64.8 very high 295%
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.6 31.3 30th 15.1 9.3 23rd 151.6
Nullo Mountain AWS 19.7 24.5 10th 11.7 6.2 23rd 120.2
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 25.2 −1.1 31.0 30th 11.6 0 5.5 23rd 73.4 62.8 normal 117%
Bathurst Airport AWS 24.7 30.4 30th 12.9 7.6 23rd 80.4
Cowra Research Centre 29.1 −0.4 37.5 30th 15.8 +1.2 10.3 24th 88.1 55.2 high 160%
Katoomba 20.4 −2.0 26.9 30th 11.6 −0.1 6.7 23rd 171.1 122.7 high 139%
Lithgow 22.1 27.3 9th 11.8 6.7 23rd 64.8 76.6 normal 85%
Mount Boyce AWS 20.2 25.8 21st 11.5 6.2 23rd 144.6
Oberon 21.2 −2.2 26.0 30th 10.5 +1.8 5.5 23rd 95.5 72.4 high 132%
Orange Agricultural Institute 23.1 −1.3 29.8 30th 12.0 +0.8 7.4 14th 107.0 76.6 high 140%
Orange Airport AWS 23.0 29.1 30th 11.1 6.2 14th 139.8
Orange Airport Comparison 23.2 −0.7 30.5 30th 11.7 +1.7 5.0 11th 133.2 72.5 high 184%
Springwood Bowling Club 24.4 30.5 4th 15.2 11.9 14th 119.6 102.9 high 116%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 27.4 −3.2 34.2 8th 14.5 +1.3 10.3 13th 289.6 67.8 highest 427%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 26.0 32.1 7th 15.2 10.1 23rd 279.8
Dunedoo Post Office 28.8 −2.0 34.7 7th 16.3 +1.4 9.1 23rd 113.6 59.2 very high 192%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 29.2 37.1 30th 15.6 10.7 24th 89.4
Cowra Airport Comparison 29.1 −1.1 36.4 30th 15.5 +2.5 10.8 24th 94.2 50.1 high 188%
Dubbo Airport AWS 29.1 35.0 7th 16.6 10.4 23rd 169.4
Forbes Airport AWS 30.4 36.8 30th 16.4 10.9 24th 109.2
Parkes 30.2 −0.5 36.2 30th 16.6 +0.4 11.0 11th 90.2 51.3 high 176%
Parkes Airport AWS 28.8 35.0 30th 15.3 9.0 11th 140.2 42.1 highest 333%
Wellington 29.5 −2.1 34.0 30th 16.4 +1.4 9.4 23rd 147.3 54.6 very high 270%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 26.1 −1.2 31.9 21st 16.9 +0.3 12.6 23rd 99.0 66.8 high 148%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 25.4 30.6 4th 16.8 12.6 23rd 97.2
Holsworthy Control Range 26.2 32.4 21st 16.0 11.0 15th 105.8
Parramatta North 25.7 −1.8 32.3 21st 16.6 +0.4 12.0 23rd 166.3 70.7 very high 235%
Riverview Observatory 25.2 −0.6 30.3 4th 17.1 +0.9 13.3 26th 163.4 83.5 high 196%
Sydney 24.7 −0.5 30.2 4th 18.5 +1.0 14.8 14th 123.2 78.1 high 158%
Sydney Airport AMO 25.4 −0.3 31.2 21st 18.6 +1.2 14.6 14th 74.8 73.7 normal 101%
Sydney Olympic Park 25.9 31.3 21st 17.6 14.3 14th 166.2
Terrey Hills AWS 23.9 29.2 21st 16.6 13.0 13th 160.4
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 26.0 32.4 21st 15.7 11.1 14th 99.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 25.9 32.4 21st 16.2 11.5 23rd 97.2
Liverpool 26.7 33.1 15th 16.2 11.4 26th 119.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 26.8 33.7 21st 17.1 12.3 14th 82.2
Prospect Dam 26.4 −1.0 32.7 21st 16.5 +0.1 12.0 15th 112.4 75.1 high 150%
Richmond RAAF 26.4 33.0 21st 16.7 11.6 23rd 117.2
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 24.2 28.0 22nd 15.7 10.0 26th 107.6
Bellambi AWS 23.0 27.5 22nd 17.8 13.6 26th 159.6
Bowral 22.2 −1.8 28.7 9th 12.4 +0.9 7.3 26th 81.7 72.3 normal 113%
Camden Airport AWS 26.2 −2.4 31.9 21st 15.8 +0.7 10.0 14th 93.4 53.7 high 174%
Campbelltown 26.2 32.0 21st 15.1 9.7 26th 94.4
Jervis Bay 23.2 26.8 15th 17.1 13.8 11th 108.0
Kiama 22.9 27.1 22nd 17.4 13.6 26th 87.0
Moss Vale AWS 22.6 29.5 9th 12.1 5.4 26th 60.6
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 24.6 31.6 29th 14.7 12.0 26th 77.8
Wollongong University 24.0 −1.0 28.3 22nd 16.4 −0.1 9.6 6th 193.3 94.5 high 205%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 24.4 31.2 29th 15.0 10.3 26th 113.7
Bega AWS 25.7 36.8 29th 14.1 7.7 18th 53.6
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 22.7 31.3 31st 11.5 6.4 15th 97.2
Green Cape AWS 25.5 21st 16.0 12.9 18th 58.8
Merimbula Airport AWS 23.5 29.0 22nd 14.2 8.0 18th 41.2
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.7 −0.1 26.7 22nd 17.0 +1.1 13.6 25th 63.0 65.4 normal 96%
Moruya Airport AWS 23.5 31.0 22nd 14.8 10.0 26th 70.6
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 22.3 −0.5 30.0 22nd 15.9 +1.2 12.2 17th 76.0 74.0 normal 103%
Narooma Rvcp 22.0 +0.1 29.5 22nd 16.3 +1.4 13.0 26th 66.8 73.0 normal 92%
Nerriga Composite 23.4 −1.4 31.5 29th 11.3 +0.5 5.9 18th 79.7 64.5 normal 124%
Ulladulla AWS 22.3 28.4 22nd 16.5 13.1 11th 75.8
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 23.7 −0.1 37.0 31st 10.1 +1.2 3.0 25th 23.4 64.2 low 36%
Bombala AWS 22.0 35.0 31st 9.8 3.8 18th 89.0
Canberra Airport 25.1 −1.0 35.0 30th 13.3 +2.0 7.5 18th 100.6 52.5 high 192%
Cooma Airport AWS 22.8 34.4 31st 9.2 2.3 25th 43.8 53.7 normal 82%
Cooma Visitors Centre 24.0 −1.1 34.2 30th 10.4 +1.4 4.2 18th 77.6 53.1 high 146%
Goulburn Airport AWS 24.0 31.6 30th 11.6 4.6 14th 71.8
Goulburn Tafe 24.3 −1.6 31.6 30th 12.4 +0.7 7.5 29th 106.0 55.7 high 190%
Mount Ginini AWS 15.8 24.0 29th 7.0 1.0 18th 209.6
Taralga Post Office 22.3 −2.0 28.5 9th 11.4 +1.6 6.8 23rd 146.0 65.3 very high 224%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 23.9 −1.1 35.5 30th 12.4 +1.6 7.5 18th 130.5 62.8 high 208%
Tuggeranong 25.1 35.0 30th 12.6 6.8 18th 98.0
Yass 26.1 −1.6 34.8 30th 13.7 +1.9 8.6 26th 125.6 53.8 very high 233%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 19.5 22nd 2.1 −1.6 −3.6 17th 186.3 155.2 high 120%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 18.7 9th 3.2 −0.7 −2.3 17th 111.0 100.3 normal 111%
Thredbo AWS 14.3 +0.1 23.8 30th 5.2 +0.5 −2.8 17th 166.0 108.6 high 153%
Thredbo Village 19.7 +0.6 29.5 30th 5.0 −0.2 −3.7 25th 154.0 117.5 normal 131%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 29.2 39.2 30th 15.7 10.4 23rd 58.0
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 18.0 26.8 30th 9.2 3.5 23rd 138.8
Hume Reservoir 29.4 +0.8 38.6 30th 16.8 +2.6 10.8 23rd 74.4 49.3 high 151%
Khancoban AWS 27.9 37.4 30th 12.3 7.3 11th 116.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 25.7 −0.2 35.2 30th 11.5 +2.1 4.5 11th 153.8 69.9 very high 220%
Wagga Wagga AMO 29.3 −0.1 37.7 30th 15.5 +1.8 8.2 11th 74.8 44.4 high 168%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 27.2 −0.3 36.7 30th 15.7 +2.1 11.5 23rd 122.5 59.9 very high 205%
Cootamundra Airport 27.8 35.8 30th 14.5 9.0 11th 84.8
Grenfell 28.7 −1.2 35.3 30th 16.2 +1.7 10.5 24th 86.9 53.3 high 163%
Gundagai 28.7 37.6 30th 15.7 10.9 25th 136.8
Quandialla Post Office 30.7 −0.7 37.6 30th 16.8 +1.9 10.6 24th 108.0 42.8 high 252%
Temora Airport 28.8 36.8 30th 15.2 7.4 11th 90.0
Wyalong Post Office 30.7 +0.1 39.2 30th 17.4 +2.2 10.8 25th 85.2 42.7 high 200%
Young Airport 27.9 34.6 30th 14.0 8.7 24th 110.4
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 30.0 −0.1 40.0 30th 15.8 +2.2 9.1 23rd 50.0 40.4 high 124%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 30.6 41.1 30th 15.8 9.1 23rd 58.6
Narrandera Airport 30.1 38.8 30th 16.3 9.3 11th 80.8 35.8 high 226%
Narrandera Golf Club 29.7 −0.8 37.7 30th 16.1 +0.9 9.2 17th 85.6 36.9 high 232%
Tocumwal Airport 30.0 +0.5 41.1 30th 15.7 +1.8 9.1 23rd 64.4 33.5 high 192%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 29.7 39.0 30th 17.0 10.0 23rd 58.2
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 30.5 −0.3 39.0 30th 17.4 +2.4 10.0 23rd 76.4 31.6 high 242%
Hay 30.8 −0.5 40.7 30th 17.3 +2.4 9.9 23rd 95.2 26.7 very high 357%
Hay Airport AWS 31.2 40.1 30th 17.3 10.0 23rd 82.0
Hillston Airport 31.8 +0.3 39.2 30th 17.9 +1.6 11.0 23rd 97.2 29.3 very high 332%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 31.1 −1.4 38.9 30th 18.1 +1.4 11.3 23rd 22.4 35.7 normal 63%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Thursday 3 January 2008. 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