Monday, 4 February 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in January 2008
Wettest January in 12 years

Summary

  • Average to above average rainfall across most of NSW and the Murray Darling Basin (MDB)
  • Wettest January since 1996 for NSW, since 2004 for the MDB
  • Eighth consecutive January with above average mean and minimum temperatures
  • Sixth consecutive January with above average maximum temperatures

Rainfall

In a continuation of the wet conditions that began in November, average to above average rainfall was again recorded across much of NSW in January. The statewide average rainfall was 73.4 mm, which is higher than the historical average1 of 68.0  mm. The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) recorded an average of 69.3 mm, higher than the historical average of 57.4 mm. This is the wettest January since 1996 for NSW and the wettest January since 2004 for the MDB.

Above to very much above average rainfall was recorded along the northeast coastline, from the Hunter to the Northern Rivers, and across a large area of inland NSW, in a band stretching from the northwestern inland to the southwestern inland. Average to above average rainfall was recorded elsewhere in the state, with the exception of a small area in the far northwest, which recorded below to very much below average rainfall.

The continued wet conditions across the state are a typical response to the La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean, which is now in it's mature stage. Monsoon low pressure systems that brought flooding to Queensland have also contributed to NSW rainfall this month, particularly in the far northeast and far northern inland.

Some sites had their highest total January rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

Above average temperatures were recorded across NSW, making it the eighth consecutive January with above average mean temperatures. The statewide average mean temperature (the average of the daily maximum and minimum temperature) was 25.6°C, which is 0.9°C above the historical average1 of 24.7°C.

Wet and cloudy conditions across the state produced warmer than average nights during January. The statewide average minimum temperature was 19.0°C, which is 1.3°C above the historical average of 17.7°C, and the sixth consecutive January with above average statewide minimum temperatures.

January maximum temperatures were above average across much of NSW, under the influence of warm easterly wind anomalies across the state during the month. Only parts of the northeast recorded below average maximum temperatures, a result of the wet and cloudy conditions in this region. The statewide average maximum temperature was 32.3°C, which is 0.6°C above the historical average of 31.7°C. This is the eighth consecutive January with above average statewide maximum temperatures.

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

Some sites had their lowest January temperature on record.

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

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

Other phenomena

On the 3rd and 4th January minor to moderate flooding was recorded in parts of the North Coast and Mid North Coast, including Lismore and Bellingen. Major flooding occurred at Murwillumbah and Kyogle.

A trough and associated thunderstorm activity on the 30th brought significant rainfall to parts of western NSW. Cobar Meteorological Office (MO) recorded 101.8 mm of rainfall to 9am on the 31st, which is the highest January daily rainfall total for Cobar MO on record; and the second highest daily rainfall total for any month on record (records since 1962).

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
44.5°C at Pooncarie Telecentre on the 10th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
38.1°C at Tibooburra
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
17.7°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
8.6°C at Thredbo AWS on the 21st
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−4.5°C at Thredbo Village on the 22nd
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature

8.3°C at Thredbo Village
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
24.5°C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
31.0°C at Tocumwal Airport on the 11th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
819.2 mm at Green Pigeon (Morning View)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
227.4 mm at Green Pigeon (Morning View) on the 5th
Highest wind gust
102 km/h at Penrith Lakes AWS on the 13th

Records

Record highest total January rainfall
Total rainfall
for January 2008 (mm)
Previous highest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Green Pigeon (Morning View) 819.2 743.6 in 1974 198.4 40
Mallanganee (Sandilands St) 353.8 307.0 in 1999 139.8 22



Record highest January daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in January 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Balranald (RSL) 30.2 on the 11th 29.2 on the 26th in 2003 16.4 42
Tocumwal Airport 31.0 on the 11th 29.7 on the 24th in 2001 15.9 38
Narooma Rvcp 21.2 on the 30th = 21.2 on the 25th in 2005 16.3 22



Record lowest January temperature
Lowest temperature
in January 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Thredbo Village −4.5 on the 22nd −4.4 on the 23rd in 1987 7.0 37



Summaries

Summary statistics for January 2008
Maximum temperatures
for January
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for January
(°C)
Rainfall
for January
(millimetres)
Mean for
January
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
January
2008
Mean for
January
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
January
2008
Total for
January
2008
Normal
for
January
Rank of
January
2008
Fraction of
January
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 36.8 41.7 29th 22.5 18.1 23rd 3.0
Tibooburra Airport 38.1 +0.4 42.7 15th 24.1 +0.2 18.7 19th 11.2 14.0 normal 80%
Tibooburra Post Office 38.1 +2.0 42.3 15th 24.5 +2.6 18.9 19th 13.8 27.7 normal 50%
White Cliffs AWS 36.4 42.7 15th 23.7 18.4 19th 56.0
White Cliffs Post Office 36.5 +0.8 41.3 15th 22.9 +2.1 18.0 19th 66.2 27.1 high 244%
Wilcannia 36.3 +0.9 41.9 15th 21.9 +2.1 16.5 22nd 63.8 25.1 high 254%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 36.5 41.9 15th 21.8 16.6 22nd 64.0
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 34.8 +2.1 41.5 30th 20.3 +1.8 14.7 14th 23.2 23.7 normal 98%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 34.7 +1.7 40.7 30th 20.2 +1.3 14.7 22nd 21.6 26.0 normal 83%
Lake Victoria Storage 34.0 +2.0 41.0 10th 17.9 +1.4 13.5 17th 24.7 19.0 high 130%
Menindee Post Office 36.6 +2.4 43.6 11th 20.3 +1.9 14.5 22nd 35.4 23.3 high 152%
Pooncarie Telecentre 35.9 44.5 10th 19.5 13.0 15th 49.0 22.3 high 220%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 34.5 −3.0 42.0 14th 22.1 −0.2 18.6 26th 60.6 17.9 highest 339%
Brewarrina Hospital 32.8 −3.4 38.7 14th 20.5 −0.2 17.0 26th 88.4 51.0 high 173%
Cobar Airport AWS 34.2 −0.8 40.4 7th 21.8 +1.5 17.0 21st 144.8 45.2 highest 320%
Cobar MO 34.0 +0.1 40.9 7th 21.5 +1.1 16.9 21st 193.0 48.0 very high 402%
Collarenebri 40.0 14th 20.2 −0.3 18.0 26th 69.4 68.3 normal 102%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 33.0 −3.2 40.5 14th 21.4 −1.1 18.0 20th 51.1 42.9 normal 119%
Wanaaring Post Office 35.9 −0.7 41.8 8th 23.6 +2.1 19.3 19th 62.4 34.7 high 180%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 34.2 +1.2 41.3 10th 17.8 +1.4 9.0 19th 21.7 21.8 normal 100%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 35.5 41.3 30th 21.3 15.6 17th 49.0
Ivanhoe Post Office 36.8 +2.0 42.9 6th 20.5 +2.5 15.7 17th 52.4 29.3 high 179%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 34.3 +0.6 40.0 16th 19.8 +1.8 15.5 22nd 28.1 49.8 normal 56%
Condobolin Airport AWS 33.8 0 40.0 30th 19.9 +1.4 15.1 22nd 0.0 39.7 lowest 0%
Peak Hill Post Office 32.4 −0.6 39.0 29th 19.7 +0.7 10.0 1st 45.0 59.9 normal 75%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 33.7 39.8 16th 19.8 15.0 22nd 51.2
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 31.7 −3.7 37.1 14th 19.4 −0.7 15.6 26th 73.4 32.3 highest 227%
Coonamble Comparison 32.2 −2.7 37.7 14th 19.8 +0.6 15.7 26th 68.0 60.8 normal 112%
Nyngan Airport 33.3 −0.9 39.7 13th 21.1 +1.7 17.4 23rd 76.0 51.0 high 149%
Trangie Research Station AWS 32.7 −0.5 39.2 13th 19.7 +1.4 15.8 23rd 76.6 54.4 high 141%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 32.4 −3.0 40.0 14th 20.8 +0.3 16.1 6th 98.5 72.0 high 137%
Walgett Airport AWS 33.0 −2.5 40.1 14th 20.1 −0.4 16.8 26th 57.4 59.0 normal 97%
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 36.8 13th 19.4 +1.0 16.2 23rd 64.6 85.1 normal 76%
Moree Aero 31.0 −2.8 37.4 14th 19.5 −0.3 15.6 3rd 116.2 85.7 normal 136%
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 30.6 −1.0 35.1 29th 16.5 +0.1 12.0 29th 84.1 87.8 normal 96%
Narrabri Airport AWS 31.8 38.1 13th 19.1 15.8 28th 80.4
Pindari Dam 30.5 −0.8 35.6 13th 17.4 −0.1 13.2 2nd 83.6 94.4 normal 89%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 30.8 36.7 29th 17.4 14.4 23rd 64.0
Gunnedah Pool 30.9 −3.1 36.5 13th 19.1 +0.8 15.8 23rd 75.6 71.5 normal 106%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 30.1 −1.8 36.1 29th 18.6 −0.2 15.0 23rd 70.0 86.3 normal 81%
Quirindi Post Office 31.0 −1.1 37.0 13th 15.4 −1.0 10.8 23rd 42.7 81.3 low 53%
Tamworth Airport AWS 31.0 −1.5 36.8 29th 17.0 −0.3 12.9 2nd 48.8 57.8 normal 84%
Woolbrook 25.6 −1.9 31.0 13th 13.3 +1.0 9.0 24th 48.5 100.3 low 48%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 24.1 −2.9 29.5 13th 13.1 +0.6 8.8 29th 58.6 87.5 low 67%
Armidale Airport AWS 23.7 −2.5 28.7 13th 13.3 +0.4 9.6 12th 60.2 91.1 low 66%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 24.5 −0.8 29.0 13th 13.6 +0.2 10.5 25th 45.5 104.4 low 44%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 24.6 −2.0 29.1 28th 13.3 +0.9 9.4 21st 51.0 85.0 very low 60%
Glen Innes Post Office 24.9 −1.6 29.3 13th 14.2 +1.0 11.6 21st 69.0 112.3 low 61%
Guyra Hospital 22.4 −1.6 27.0 13th 11.7 −0.3 8.0 12th 91.2 123.1 normal 74%
Inverell 29.0 −1.6 33.7 13th 15.4 +0.5 12.0 1st 128.0 92.4 high 139%
Inverell Research Centre 28.0 −1.4 32.5 13th 16.2 −0.1 13.5 11th 130.8 100.6 normal 130%
Tenterfield 23.9 −3.3 29.0 8th 15.1 +0.8 10.9 25th 140.1 114.1 normal 123%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 24.0 −3.1 28.6 7th 16.8 −0.3 12.1 4th 459.2 174.3 very high 263%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 25.9 −1.3 28.2 6th 20.0 +0.5 16.5 4th 356.0 174.2 high 204%
Ballina Airport AWS 27.4 −0.8 29.0 31st 20.7 +1.3 18.0 4th 362.2 160.2 highest 226%
Byron Bay 27.2 31.0 21st 21.0 17.9 4th 230.5
Casino Airport 28.6 −2.7 31.9 21st 20.4 +1.6 17.0 4th 342.6 137.0 very high 250%
Casino Airport AWS 27.4 −2.7 30.4 21st 20.1 +1.2 17.0 4th 368.4 132.1 highest 279%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 26.8 −1.5 29.9 6th 20.2 +0.4 16.6 4th 231.0 135.4 high 171%
Grafton Airport AWS 27.9 30.8 31st 19.5 16.5 12th 71.6
Grafton Olympic Pool 28.1 −2.0 31.1 29th 20.3 +0.6 17.8 12th 206.5 142.2 high 145%
Grafton Research Stn 27.7 −2.4 30.6 29th 19.9 +1.6 17.6 12th 210.4 135.4 high 155%
Lismore 27.2 30.0 21st 20.2 16.0 4th 356.5
Lismore Airport AWS 28.2 31.0 21st 20.2 17.0 4th 248.2
Murwillumbah 27.8 −1.8 31.2 29th 20.9 +1.3 17.6 4th 477.3 198.1 very high 241%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.8 +0.1 28.5 30th 21.2 +1.0 18.2 4th 283.6 139.4 very high 203%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 26.4 −0.5 29.3 31st 19.8 +0.4 16.7 12th 288.8 185.6 high 156%
Dorrigo 22.2 −1.7 26.0 31st 14.8 +0.1 10.5 29th 717.2 279.9 highest 256%
Kempsey 28.2 −1.0 31.0 31st 19.1 +1.5 15.5 23rd 212.5 134.5 high 158%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.6 31.0 31st 18.2 13.9 23rd 175.2
South West Rocks 27.3 +0.5 30.3 30th 20.3 +0.9 16.5 24th 253.9 151.3 high 168%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 26.6 29.5 28th 20.1 16.0 13th 61.0 108.1 normal 56%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.8 −0.6 29.9 31st 19.0 +1.0 15.0 24th 132.6 145.9 normal 91%
Taree Airport AWS 27.3 −1.5 32.0 31st 18.7 +0.8 15.0 12th 148.0 94.5 high 157%
Yarras 27.2 −1.9 31.6 28th 18.4 +1.1 15.0 23rd 497.2 233.2 very high 213%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 28.7 −1.7 38.0 13th 18.4 +0.7 12.9 24th 158.3 91.3 high 173%
Cessnock Airport AWS 27.7 −2.2 36.5 13th 17.8 +1.4 11.8 24th 122.6 71.6 high 171%
Gosford 26.5 −1.0 33.4 16th 17.7 +1.0 10.9 24th 192.0 133.8 high 143%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 30.0 −1.8 38.5 13th 18.4 +1.3 11.8 23rd 44.4 77.4 normal 57%
Lostock Dam 26.9 −2.4 34.0 13th 17.4 +0.1 12.8 23rd 182.8 132.6 high 138%
Maitland Visitors Centre 28.5 −1.9 35.6 13th 18.2 +0.2 12.4 24th 3.0 44.1 lowest 7%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 25.6 −1.0 34.8 13th 16.9 +0.3 11.8 24th 191.6 101.4 highest 189%
Merriwa 28.3 36.5 13th 16.1 9.9 24th 51.6 80.7 normal 64%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 25.3 32.2 29th 15.1 9.5 23rd 67.6
Murrurundi Post Office 27.7 −3.1 34.0 29th 15.0 −0.2 8.9 23rd 49.2 91.8 normal 54%
Nelson Bay 26.9 −0.5 29.6 31st 20.5 +2.3 18.0 23rd 102.3 100.8 normal 101%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.6 −1.0 29.2 16th 20.4 +1.2 18.3 24th 115.6 89.5 high 129%
Newcastle University 27.0 34.0 13th 19.4 15.2 24th 141.0
Norah Head AWS 25.9 +0.5 29.1 30th 20.2 +0.8 16.7 24th 85.4 74.0 normal 115%
Paterson 28.0 −1.6 36.0 13th 18.2 +0.7 12.5 24th 160.0 108.5 high 147%
Peats Ridge 25.7 −1.2 34.6 13th 16.8 +0.7 11.4 24th 174.8 120.4 high 145%
Scone Airport AWS 28.8 −2.4 36.5 13th 16.5 −0.2 10.2 23rd 52.8 57.6 normal 92%
Scone SCS 36.3 29th 16.4 −0.6 10.7 23rd 36.4 85.9 low 42%
Singleton Stp 29.0 37.4 13th 17.4 11.5 23rd 71.1
Williamtown RAAF 27.5 −0.4 35.5 13th 17.9 0 11.8 24th 175.8 99.8 high 176%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 29.2 −1.7 37.0 13th 16.7 +0.1 12.2 24th 108.2 70.7 high 153%
Mudgee Airport AWS 28.8 −1.9 35.2 13th 16.2 +0.6 11.8 24th 103.0 73.8 high 140%
Nullo Mountain AWS 21.6 −2.4 28.8 13th 12.8 −0.5 8.4 22nd 111.6 86.2 high 129%
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 28.5 +0.6 33.6 13th 13.3 0 7.3 24th 54.8 68.9 normal 80%
Bathurst Airport AWS 27.9 −0.3 33.8 13th 14.2 +0.9 8.5 24th 58.0 65.8 normal 88%
Cowra Research Centre 33.2 +1.9 37.8 29th 18.0 +1.5 12.2 24th 31.3 65.0 low 48%
Katoomba 23.0 −0.1 30.9 13th 13.2 +0.5 8.3 24th 200.0 159.2 high 126%
Lithgow 24.8 32.0 12th 13.2 5.7 24th 102.0 84.2 normal 121%
Mount Boyce AWS 22.8 −0.9 30.3 13th 12.8 −0.2 7.3 24th 135.4 112.2 normal 121%
Oberon 23.7 −0.9 30.0 13th 12.0 +1.5 5.0 24th 60.1 82.5 normal 73%
Orange Agricultural Institute 26.3 −0.1 32.0 12th 13.7 +0.5 8.2 24th 54.2 89.3 normal 61%
Orange Airport AWS 26.5 −0.4 32.6 12th 12.6 +0.2 6.7 24th 55.2 61.3 normal 90%
Orange Airport Comparison 26.7 +0.8 32.0 12th 13.4 +1.3 6.6 24th 48.8 87.5 normal 56%
Springwood Bowling Club 26.5 34.8 13th 16.9 12.3 24th 142.0 126.6 normal 112%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 29.5 −2.2 35.2 13th 15.2 +0.3 11.3 23rd 79.7 90.4 normal 88%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 28.0 33.7 13th 16.5 12.2 23rd 95.2
Dunedoo Post Office 30.5 −1.4 38.1 13th 17.6 +0.8 13.0 23rd 71.8 70.4 normal 102%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 32.8 38.3 7th 17.4 12.3 23rd 23.0
Cowra Airport Comparison 33.2 +1.2 38.8 7th 17.6 +2.2 12.0 24th 27.6 62.7 low 44%
Dubbo Airport AWS 31.4 −1.7 38.1 13th 17.8 −0.3 14.0 23rd 153.2 58.1 high 264%
Forbes Airport AWS 33.9 −0.3 39.2 30th 18.9 +0.9 14.8 23rd 32.6 23.7 high 138%
Parkes 34.0 +1.8 40.0 29th 19.5 +1.7 14.0 22nd 47.9 58.5 normal 82%
Parkes Airport AWS 32.8 −0.8 38.0 30th 17.9 +0.4 13.0 1st 72.8 67.3 normal 108%
Wellington 31.5 −1.4 37.4 29th 17.8 +1.0 13.5 24th 71.0 59.6 normal 119%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.7 −0.3 35.4 13th 18.7 +0.6 13.1 24th 52.0 95.1 low 55%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 27.0 −0.4 32.9 16th 18.8 +0.6 12.9 24th 54.0 80.3 low 67%
Holsworthy Control Range 28.1 −0.9 36.5 13th 17.7 +0.2 11.9 24th 58.8 58.2 high 101%
Parramatta North 27.5 −0.8 36.1 13th 18.3 +0.8 12.2 24th 78.6 105.2 normal 75%
Riverview Observatory 26.5 +0.1 31.3 16th 19.1 +1.6 13.4 24th 60.8 107.0 normal 57%
Sydney 26.0 +0.1 30.6 13th 20.3 +1.7 15.9 24th 57.0 102.5 normal 56%
Sydney Airport AMO 27.0 +0.6 32.2 16th 20.2 +1.5 16.4 22nd 60.6 96.2 normal 63%
Sydney Olympic Park 27.7 −0.4 34.8 13th 19.7 +0.7 15.0 24th 39.4 97.0 low 41%
Terrey Hills AWS 25.5 31.8 13th 18.3 14.2 24th 110.2
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 28.4 −1.2 36.5 13th 17.1 +0.4 11.1 24th 88.0 81.7 normal 108%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 28.0 −1.8 36.9 13th 17.8 +0.2 12.6 24th 106.0 68.4 normal 155%
Liverpool 28.6 37.5 13th 17.8 11.5 24th 85.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 29.1 −1.5 38.4 13th 18.7 +0.4 12.7 24th 112.0 97.2 normal 115%
Prospect Dam 28.5 +0.3 37.1 13th 18.1 +0.5 12.6 24th 83.2 95.0 normal 88%
Richmond RAAF 28.4 −1.6 37.7 13th 18.1 +0.6 11.4 24th 76.6 77.9 normal 98%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 26.0 29.0 31st 17.6 11.0 24th 48.2
Bellambi AWS 24.3 −0.5 26.6 30th 19.4 +0.5 14.9 22nd 90.6 62.1 high 146%
Bowral 24.4 −1.0 32.0 13th 14.0 +0.7 8.2 22nd 64.4 81.8 normal 79%
Camden Airport AWS 28.3 −1.1 36.1 13th 17.3 +0.6 10.9 24th 68.0 81.2 normal 84%
Campbelltown 28.4 36.1 13th 16.9 11.5 24th 70.2
Jervis Bay 25.1 30.3 31st 18.6 15.4 24th 59.2
Kiama 24.7 28.8 31st 19.1 15.9 23rd 55.0
Moss Vale AWS 25.2 33.7 13th 13.7 5.8 23rd 81.0
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 26.7 33.4 31st 16.8 11.0 23rd 67.2
Wollongong University 25.4 −0.2 28.6 31st 18.2 +0.4 13.4 24th 99.9 130.3 normal 77%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 26.2 +0.6 37.2 13th 16.3 +0.9 10.4 24th 81.0 86.9 normal 93%
Bega AWS 27.3 +0.7 35.4 11th 15.3 +0.5 10.1 22nd 84.8 55.7 high 152%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 26.0 −0.5 34.6 30th 12.6 +0.5 5.7 24th 35.2 59.0 low 60%
Green Cape AWS 23.6 26.1 4th 17.7 14.0 22nd 52.2 76.0 normal 69%
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.9 +0.4 28.0 30th 15.6 +0.6 3.0 22nd 97.8 58.6 high 167%
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.4 +0.5 26.2 31st 18.5 +1.3 15.1 22nd 85.6 71.1 high 120%
Moruya Airport AWS 25.5 37.0 13th 16.2 10.0 24th 43.8
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 24.3 +0.4 34.0 13th 17.5 +1.5 13.1 22nd 62.4 96.0 normal 65%
Narooma Rvcp 23.7 +0.1 26.6 31st 17.8 +1.5 13.8 23rd 104.9 92.9 high 113%
Nerriga Composite 26.0 −0.1 35.0 11th 12.9 +0.4 5.5 23rd 62.9 68.3 normal 92%
Ulladulla AWS 24.0 0 30.5 20th 17.9 +0.8 13.8 23rd 88.4 87.3 normal 101%
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 27.2 +1.8 36.7 11th 12.4 +2.2 6.1 22nd 36.8 64.6 normal 57%
Bombala AWS 25.6 +0.7 35.3 1st 11.6 +1.0 5.2 22nd 33.6 42.6 normal 79%
Canberra Airport 29.1 +1.2 35.8 11th 15.3 +2.2 9.9 23rd 46.8 59.3 normal 79%
Cooma Airport AWS 27.3 +1.2 34.1 2nd 11.9 +1.5 5.4 5th 41.0 47.8 normal 86%
Cooma Visitors Centre 27.9 +0.9 35.5 1st 12.5 +1.9 6.0 5th 91.1 58.7 high 155%
Goulburn Airport AWS 27.0 −0.7 34.2 30th 13.5 +1.1 7.0 23rd 56.4 49.3 normal 114%
Goulburn Tafe 27.7 +0.1 34.3 30th 14.4 +1.0 8.2 23rd 57.6 64.3 normal 90%
Mount Ginini AWS 19.9 26.0 2nd 10.1 3.0 22nd 90.0
Taralga Post Office 25.3 −0.5 33.0 29th 12.9 +1.2 6.4 24th 60.4 74.3 normal 81%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 28.0 +1.2 34.0 12th 14.2 +2.0 10.5 24th 57.1 84.8 normal 67%
Tuggeranong 29.2 0 35.3 11th 14.9 +1.0 10.1 24th 47.8 46.1 normal 104%
Yass 29.8 +0.4 36.0 12th 15.6 +1.7 10.5 22nd 74.6 50.6 high 147%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 25.5 1st 4.4 −0.7 0.0 17th 74.1 130.3 normal 57%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 23.8 9th 5.3 −0.4 0.7 22nd 68.2 98.2 low 69%
Thredbo AWS 17.7 +1.7 23.6 2nd 8.5 +2.1 2.1 22nd 118.6 88.3 normal 134%
Thredbo Village 23.2 +2.2 29.0 2nd 8.3 +1.3 −4.5 22nd 106.9 105.3 normal 102%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 33.2 +1.6 39.7 2nd 18.5 +2.4 15.4 21st 61.4 39.3 high 156%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 22.1 +1.0 27.4 2nd 12.5 +1.4 5.0 22nd 50.8 45.6 normal 111%
Hume Reservoir 33.3 +2.7 39.6 2nd 19.8 +3.4 15.9 28th 57.8 45.7 normal 126%
Khancoban AWS 31.9 +0.4 36.5 9th 14.7 +1.3 10.6 22nd 49.6 38.4 normal 129%
Tumbarumba Post Office 29.7 +1.2 35.0 2nd 14.1 +2.2 9.2 14th 49.4 63.0 normal 78%
Wagga Wagga AMO 32.9 +1.4 39.3 16th 18.6 +2.5 12.9 14th 74.6 40.8 high 183%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 31.1 +1.7 37.5 12th 18.0 +2.6 13.3 22nd 106.4 62.8 high 169%
Cootamundra Airport 31.8 +0.2 38.0 12th 17.6 +1.9 13.0 22nd 46.8 45.8 normal 102%
Grenfell 32.2 +0.5 38.2 7th 18.2 +2.0 13.2 23rd 61.4 52.6 high 117%
Gundagai 32.3 +0.1 38.0 12th 18.2 +2.0 14.1 22nd 54.0 42.4 high 127%
Quandialla Post Office 34.2 +1.3 39.6 12th 19.3 +2.2 14.7 22nd 54.8 49.6 normal 110%
Temora Airport 33.5 40.1 12th 18.6 14.3 29th 43.4
Wyalong Post Office 34.7 +2.1 40.0 12th 20.4 +3.1 15.2 22nd 35.0 42.6 normal 82%
Young Airport 31.6 +0.2 37.6 12th 16.4 +2.0 10.5 24th 51.0 46.6 normal 109%
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 33.8 +1.9 40.0 11th 19.0 +3.4 12.5 14th 58.8 36.2 high 162%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 33.6 +0.7 41.0 11th 18.1 +1.7 12.7 21st 38.6 20.4 highest 189%
Narrandera Airport 34.4 +2.2 40.6 11th 19.2 +2.3 14.5 8th 42.4 35.0 high 121%
Narrandera Golf Club 33.8 +1.4 39.6 11th 19.5 +2.5 13.3 8th 35.0 36.8 normal 95%
Tocumwal Airport 33.5 +1.9 40.4 11th 18.1 +2.2 12.6 14th 49.8 32.1 high 155%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 34.4 40.0 12th 20.0 15.0 8th 41.0
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 34.0 +1.4 39.0 30th 19.6 +3.0 15.0 21st 35.6 32.8 normal 109%
Hay 34.5 +1.5 41.3 11th 19.2 +2.6 13.7 21st 44.9 27.4 high 164%
Hay Airport AWS 34.7 41.5 11th 19.2 13.7 21st 30.2
Hillston Airport 34.9 +1.5 41.0 30th 19.9 +1.6 15.8 21st 110.4 31.2 very high 354%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 34.6 +0.5 40.0 12th 21.4 +3.1 16.4 22nd 41.8 39.2 high 107%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 4 February 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