Monday, 3 March 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in February 2008
A cool end to summer

Summary

  • 2nd coolest February on record for statewide average mean temperatures
  • 3rd coolest February on record for statewide average maximum temperatures
  • 7th coolest February on record for statewide average minimum temperatures
  • Wettest February since 2003 for both NSW and the Murray Darling Basin

Rainfall

The effects of the La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean continued to be felt across NSW during February, with average to above average rainfall recorded across much of the state. The far southwest was the only region to record below to very much below average rainfall.

The statewide average rainfall was 69.1 mm, which is higher than the historical average1 of 50.26 mm. The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) recorded an average of 53.6 mm, higher than the historical average of 40.6 mm. This was the wettest February since 2003 for both NSW (February 2003, 80.41 mm) and the MDB (February 2003, 70.05 mm).

The continued wet conditions across the state are a typical response to the La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean, the effects of which began to be felt in November 2007. Associated persistent moist easterly wind flow contributed to rainfall along the coast, whilst moist tropical air from Queensland contributed to enhanced rainfall in regions along the NSW/QLD border.

Some sites had their highest total February rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total February rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

February saw a cool end to the 2007/2008 summer, with below to very much below average temperatures recorded throughout much of NSW. The statewide average mean temperature (the average of the daily maximum and minimum temperature) was 22.5°C, which is 2.0°C below the historical average1 of 24.5°C. This is the 2nd coolest February on record for statewide average mean temperatures (current record is 22.4°C, set in February 1954) .

Persistent easterly wind flow and increased cloud cover contributed to the below average temperatures experienced during February. The statewide average maximum temperature was 28.9°C, which is 2.5°C below the historical average of 31.4°C. This makes it the coolest February since 1976 (28.8°C) for statewide average maximum temperatures, and the 3rd coolest February on record (current record is 28.7°C, set in February 1954)

Overnight (minimum) temperatures were below to very much below average across most of the state, a result of the below average daytime (maximum) temperatures. The statewide average minimum temperature was 16.4°C, which is 1.2°C below the historical average of 17.6°C, which makes it the 7th coolest February on record for statewide average minimum temperatures.

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

Some sites had their lowest February 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 February temperature on record.

Some sites had their lowest February mean daily minimum temperature on record.

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
43.3°C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 22nd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
33.0°C at Tibooburra
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
13.4°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
4.7°C at Thredbo AWS on the 29th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−5.2°C at Thredbo AWS on the 29th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
2.7°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature

20.4°C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
29.1°C at Tibooburra Airport on the 22nd
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
572.0 mm at Wooli River at Caravan Park
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
254.0 mm at Wooli River at Caravan Park on the 3rd
Highest wind gust

102 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 23rd

Records

Record highest total February rainfall
Total rainfall
for February 2008 (mm)
Previous highest
for February
Years of
record
Normal for
February
Ogunbil (Beana Brae) 196.6 190.4 in 1990 39 75.0
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa 313.0 257.8 in 2007 29 91.7


Record lowest total February rainfall
Total rainfall
for February 2008 (mm)
Previous lowest
for February
Years of
record
Normal for
February
Pooncarie Telecentre 0.0 = 0.0 in 2006 125 21.0
Lake Victoria Storage 0.0 = 0.0 in 1991 87 18.5



Record lowest February daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in February 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for February
Years of
record
Normal for
February
Wellington (Agrowplow) 18.5 on the 28th 19.0 on the 10th in 1996 41 32.1



Record lowest February mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for February 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for February
Years of
record
Normal for
February
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 26.3 = 26.3 in 1911 128 30.8
Jerrys Plains Post Office 27.2 = 27.2 in 1956 102 30.9
Murrurundi Post Office 24.9 26.0 in 1996 90 29.9
Lake Cargelligo Airport 29.1 = 29.1 in 1954 88 33.6
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 24.9 25.6 in 1996 41 27.9
Bankstown Airport AWS 25.4 25.5 in 1992 40 27.8
Bowral (Parry Drive) 20.7 20.9 in 1996 40 24.6
Lostock Dam 25.3 25.8 in 1992 37 28.3
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 23.2 23.8 in 1972 36 26.7
Oberon (Springbank) 20.3 = 20.3 in 1956 35 23.9
Gulgong Post Office 26.1 26.4 in 1972 34 29.9
Camden Airport AWS 25.4 25.7 in 1992 33 28.6
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 25.8 26.7 in 1992 33 28.8
Cessnock (Nulkaba) 26.2 27.0 in 1976 31 29.6
Gosford (Narara Research Station) AWS 24.6 25.6 in 2002 28 27.2
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 23.4 24.1 in 1992 27 26.5




Record lowest February temperature
Lowest temperature
in February 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for February
Years of
record
Normal for
February
Katoomba (Murri St) 3.9 on the 29th 4.1 on the 13th in 1996 46 12.9
Thredbo AWS −5.2 on the 29th −4.2 on the 9th in 1980 28 7.2



Record lowest February mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for February 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for February
Years of
record
Normal for
February
Cobar MO 17.5 = 17.5 in 1996 46 20.1
Thredbo AWS 4.4 4.5 in 1985 28 7.2



Summaries

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Summary statistics for February 2008
Maximum temperatures
for February
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for February
(°C)
Rainfall
for February
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
February
2008
Mean for
February
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
February
2008
Total for
February
2008
Normal
for
February
Rank of
February
2008
Fraction of
February
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 32.3   38.7 21st 18.7   13.4 29th 0.2
Tibooburra Airport 33.0 −3.6 43.0 22nd 20.3 −2.9 15.3 10th 6.4 23.5 normal 27%
Tibooburra Post Office 33.0 −2.3 43.3 22nd 20.4 −1.2 15.4 10th 9.4 28.8 normal 33%
White Cliffs AWS 32.0   41.1 22nd 19.5   13.7 29th 38.2
White Cliffs Post Office 31.7 −3.3 40.0 22nd 18.6 −1.8 12.6 10th 73.8 25.8 very high 286%
Wilcannia 32.1 −2.6 40.4 22nd 18.1 −1.2 11.7 10th 10.4 25.0 normal 42%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 32.3   39.9 22nd 18.0   12.0 29th 3.6
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 30.2 −2.0 36.0 21st 16.9 −1.3 11.0 29th 0.2 23.9 low 1%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 30.7 −1.4 36.1 2nd 16.7 −1.7 11.0 29th 0.2 15.3 low 1%
Lake Victoria Storage 30.2 −1.4 36.5 4th 15.6 −0.8 9.5 29th 0 18.5 lowest 0%
Menindee Post Office 31.7 −2.1 38.2 20th 17.2 −0.9 12.0 29th 1.0 20.7 low 5%
Pooncarie Telecentre 31.8   37.2 3rd 16.4   10.0 29th 0 21.0 lowest 0%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 30.7   35.0 27th 18.5   13.1 29th 27.8 20.2 normal 138%
Brewarrina Hospital 29.9 −5.1 39.9 22nd 17.7 −2.7 12.1 10th 127.4 48.6 very high 262%
Cobar Airport AWS 29.4 −4.6 39.1 22nd 17.2 −2.7 10.4 29th 57.6 29.4 high 196%
Cobar MO 29.1 −4.3 38.8 22nd 17.5 −2.6 10.5 29th 51.6 42.1 high 123%
Collarenebri 31.2 −3.2 39.3 22nd 18.1 −2.2 11.7 10th 115.7 57.7 high 201%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 31.1 −4.0 39.6 22nd 18.4 −3.5 11.0 10th 67.3 39.2 very high 172%
Wanaaring Post Office 32.1 −3.5 42.3 22nd 20.1 −0.9 14.6 11th 27.2 33.5 normal 81%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 30.1 −2.4 35.6 3rd 15.2 −1.1 8.3 29th 0.4 23.9 low 2%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 30.8   37.7 22nd 17.7   10.2 29th 16.2
Ivanhoe Post Office 32.2 −1.9 39.5 22nd 17.1 −0.8 10.0 29th 15.8 26.5 normal 60%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 29.1 −3.8 37.1 23rd 16.2 −1.9 9.2 29th 84.5 41.2 high 205%
Condobolin Airport AWS 29.9 −3.1 38.1 22nd 16.4 −1.9 9.7 29th 86.2 37.8 high 228%
Peak Hill Post Office 28.6 −4.0 36.9 22nd 17.3 −2.0 10.9 29th 56.9 49.7 high 114%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 29.0   35.3 22nd 15.8   10.7 29th 28.6
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 29.3 −5.1 37.6 22nd 16.6 −3.1 11.0 24th 92.4 51.0 high 181%
Coonamble Comparison 29.4 −4.5 37.7 22nd 16.9 −2.0 11.1 24th 83.6 53.7 high 156%
Nyngan Airport 29.5 −3.8 39.0 22nd 17.6 −1.5 10.5 29th 88.4 46.6 high 190%
Trangie Research Station AWS 28.7 −3.6 37.7 22nd 16.5 −1.9 8.7 29th 81.2 50.6 high 160%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 30.3 −3.8 37.9 22nd 17.9 −2.3 11.6 10th 120.0 63.0 high 190%
Walgett Airport AWS 30.5 −4.0 39.6 22nd 17.2 −2.8 10.5 10th 80.0 48.7 high 164%
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 29.2 −3.2 36.5 24th 16.4 −1.9 10.5 11th 41.5 66.4 normal 63%
Moree Aero 29.2 −3.9 36.6 22nd 17.4 −2.2 11.2 10th 132.6 67.1 very high 198%
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 28.6 −2.3 35.4 22nd 14.1 −2.0 7.7 10th 103.3 76.5 high 135%
Narrabri Airport AWS 29.9   37.9 22nd 17.4   12.9 9th 44.0
Pindari Dam 28.5 −2.1 34.6 22nd 15.7 −1.4 8.6 10th 49.0 83.2 normal 59%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 29.2   37.2 22nd 15.8   9.5 10th 66.8
Gunnedah Pool 28.8 −4.2 37.0 22nd 17.1 −1.0 10.0 18th 104.2 65.9 high 158%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 28.1 −3.1 35.4 22nd 17.3 −1.4 14.0 15th 113.4 71.8 high 158%
Quirindi Post Office 27.8 −3.6 35.0 22nd 14.4 −1.6 9.2 10th 119.4 64.9 high 184%
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.0 −3.3 34.4 22nd 15.6 −1.4 10.1 10th 157.2 65.7 very high 239%
Woolbrook 23.2 −3.5 29.0 22nd 11.7 −0.8 3.8 24th 98.2 76.2 normal 129%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 22.5 −3.5 28.4 22nd 11.6 −1.0 4.1 10th 163.8 104.7 very high 156%
Armidale Airport AWS 21.9 −3.4 27.4 22nd 12.1 −0.9 5.9 10th 140.4 101.8 high 138%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 23.2 −1.5 27.5 23rd 12.5 −0.8 5.4 10th 83.3 93.4 normal 89%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 23.6 −2.5 28.6 23rd 11.8 −1.0 4.1 10th 83.8 87.6 normal 96%
Glen Innes Post Office 23.6 −2.0 28.8 23rd 13.3 +0.1 7.8 10th 73.4 92.0 normal 80%
Guyra Hospital 21.0 −2.0 25.3 22nd 10.7 −1.1 4.9 10th 138.0 109.4 high 126%
Inverell 27.0 −3.0 32.1 22nd 14.0 −0.8 7.1 10th 118.4 91.9 high 129%
Inverell Research Centre 26.3 −2.5 31.4 22nd 14.9 −1.4 10.1 10th 119.4 98.7 high 121%
Tenterfield 23.5 −2.7 31.0 23rd 12.8 −1.5 6.9 10th 134.8 95.5 high 141%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 24.7 −1.2 33.3 23rd 16.3 −0.6 12.6 15th 208.2 185.8 normal 112%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 25.9 −0.8 33.0 23rd 18.8 −0.6 15.6 10th 312.0 228.6 high 136%
Ballina Airport AWS 27.0 −0.9 36.0 23rd 19.2 −0.1 16.0 26th 371.6 204.1 high 182%
Byron Bay 25.9   33.4 23rd 20.0   16.9 15th 290.4
Casino Airport 28.4 −2.1 36.3 23rd 19.4 +0.6 15.1 15th 179.6 155.7 normal 115%
Casino Airport AWS 27.6 −2.0 35.0 23rd 18.9 0.0 14.8 15th 195.4 150.1 normal 130%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 26.5 −1.4 32.9 23rd 18.8 −1.1 16.3 15th 247.8 149.8 high 165%
Grafton Airport AWS 27.8   33.9 23rd 18.2   13.4 10th 282.0
Grafton Olympic Pool 27.9 −1.4 34.2 23rd 19.0 −0.7 15.0 10th 337.3 144.7 very high 233%
Grafton Research Stn 27.8 −2.1 33.5 23rd 18.6 +0.2 15.0 10th 195.4 128.7 high 152%
Lismore 26.7   35.0 23rd 18.7   15.6 15th 191.8
Lismore Airport AWS 27.9   35.6 23rd 18.6   15.5 26th 209.4
Murwillumbah 27.5 −1.6 37.9 23rd 19.9 +0.3 17.6 27th 340.8 230.0 high 148%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.5 −0.2 33.1 23rd 20.0 −0.3 17.4 15th 225.4 158.6 high 142%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 26.1 −0.7 32.2 23rd 19.1 −0.4 16.4 10th 405.0 215.7 high 188%
Dorrigo 22.5 −1.2 26.5 23rd 14.3 −0.7 10.0 10th 401.9 277.6 high 145%
Kempsey 27.1 −1.8 30.5 24th 17.9 0.0 13.8 10th 121.5 151.5 normal 80%
Kempsey Airport AWS 26.6   30.8 7th 17.3   13.0 10th 134.6
South West Rocks 26.0 −0.8 30.0 1st 18.8 −0.9 15.1 29th 202.8 164.0 normal 124%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 25.9   28.0 7th 17.6   14.0 10th 195.5 118.2 high 165%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 25.6 −2.1 28.8 7th 17.8 −0.5 15.0 10th 219.6 154.5 high 142%
Taree Airport AWS 25.9 −2.8 30.0 24th 17.7 −0.4 14.0 24th 177.2 126.0 high 141%
Yarras 25.4 −2.7 29.7 7th 17.3 0.0 13.8 10th 418.0 230.3 very high 182%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 26.2 −3.4 33.6 22nd 17.2 −0.5 12.2 24th 162.1 102.4 high 158%
Cessnock Airport AWS 25.3 −3.8 32.6 22nd 16.7 0.0 10.5 24th 165.4 99.0 high 167%
Gosford 24.6 −2.6 29.3 6th 16.2 −1.0 9.8 24th 353.0 151.7 very high 233%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 27.2 −3.7 35.5 22nd 16.9 −0.2 8.5 24th 134.7 71.7 high 188%
Lostock Dam 25.3 −3.0 32.6 22nd 16.5 −0.7 13.0 29th 145.2 123.5 normal 118%
Maitland Visitors Centre 26.1 −3.8 33.0 22nd 17.4 −0.7 12.1 24th 153.6 105.1 high 146%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 23.2 −3.3 30.2 22nd 15.4 −1.6 10.6 29th 224.0 134.2 high 167%
Merriwa 26.3   34.9 22nd 14.5   8.1 10th 62.4 59.0 normal 106%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 23.0   30.8 22nd 13.7   9.3 29th 165.0
Murrurundi Post Office 24.9 −4.9 32.2 22nd 14.0 −1.0 7.0 24th 165.4 77.9 high 212%
Nelson Bay 25.4 −1.7 28.5 24th 19.1 +0.7 15.5 29th 220.2 110.9 high 199%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.8 −1.7 28.0 24th 18.9 −0.4 14.3 29th 154.0 107.6 high 143%
Newcastle University 25.3   29.4 24th 18.1   13.2 29th 141.6
Norah Head AWS 24.3 −1.4 27.6 27th 18.9 −1.0 13.9 29th 198.0 102.7 high 193%
Paterson 25.8 −2.9 32.9 22nd 17.2 −0.4 12.2 24th 167.8 115.4 high 145%
Peats Ridge 23.4 −3.1 29.7 22nd 15.4 −0.9 10.9 29th 241.4 159.4 high 151%
Scone Airport AWS 26.7 −3.8 34.8 22nd 15.3 −1.2 9.4 16th 73.6 54.9 normal 134%
Scone SCS 26.8 −3.0 34.5 24th 15.3 −1.6 11.1 11th 96.6 77.0 high 125%
Singleton STP 26.4   34.3 22nd 16.3   10.0 17th 135.8
Williamtown RAAF 25.3 −2.2 29.7 24th 17.5 −0.6 12.8 11th 175.6 120.6 high 146%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 26.1 −3.8 33.9 22nd 14.7 −1.5 10.2 24th 108.8 61.7 high 176%
Mudgee Airport AWS 25.4 −3.9 32.6 22nd 13.9 −1.6 8.0 24th 143.8 72.7 high 198%
Nullo Mountain AWS 19.0 −4.0 25.7 22nd 11.3 −2.0 5.3 29th 123.8 93.9 normal 132%
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 24.5 −2.7 31.6 22nd 11.7 −1.6 6.0 24th 64.4 57.6 normal 112%
Bathurst Airport AWS 24.2 −3.2 31.0 22nd 12.0 −1.4 6.0 29th 49.4 55.5 normal 89%
Cowra Research Centre 28.2 −2.2 34.0 22nd 15.0 −1.5 10.5 25th 59.9 53.8 normal 111%
Katoomba 19.7 −2.7 27.7 22nd 11.6 −1.3 3.9 29th 180.2 174.8 normal 103%
Lithgow 20.9   28.0 22nd 12.1   4.3 29th 74.6 79.1 normal 94%
Mount Boyce AWS 19.2 −3.6 26.3 22nd 11.2 −1.9 3.9 29th 126.4 96.1 normal 132%
Oberon 20.3 −3.6 27.0 20th 10.3 −0.8 3.0 29th 33.4 59.4 normal 56%
Orange Agricultural Institute 22.0 −3.9 27.6 22nd 11.2 −2.0 4.3 29th 104.2 75.4 high 138%
Orange Airport AWS 22.2 −4.0 28.1 22nd 10.3 −2.4 3.7 29th 97.2 87.3 normal 111%
Orange Airport Comparison 22.2 −3.0 28.0 22nd 10.8 −1.4 4.2 29th 92.0 81.5 normal 113%
Springwood Bowling Club 24.0   29.7 24th 15.5   10.0 29th 208.8 137.7 high 152%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 26.3 −4.4 34.2 22nd 13.3 −1.4 7.4 10th 98.8 80.9 normal 122%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 24.9   32.9 22nd 14.5   10.1 29th 79.6
Dunedoo Post Office 27.5 −3.3 36.6 22nd 16.1 −1.0 11.0 24th 87.6 64.0 high 137%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 27.7   31.5 20th 13.8   9.5 8th 26.2
Cowra Airport Comparison 28.4 −3.1 34.9 22nd 14.9 −0.6 8.9 25th 48.8 49.5 normal 99%
Dubbo Airport AWS 28.1 −4.0 36.1 22nd 15.2 −2.5 8.8 9th 39.2 44.4 high 88%
Forbes Airport AWS 29.3 −3.9 37.2 22nd 15.7 −1.9 9.2 25th 44.4 42.3 normal 105%
Parkes 28.8 −2.8 36.0 22nd 15.7 −2.1 9.5 10th 46.4 47.6 normal 97%
Parkes Airport AWS 27.7 −4.9 35.0 22nd 14.8 −2.7 7.0 24th 45.2 59.4 normal 76%
Wellington 27.9 −4.2 35.6 22nd 15.2 −1.4 8.2 24th 99.3 51.7 high 192%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 25.4 −2.4 30.0 6th 17.0 −1.1 12.1 24th 255.8 106.8 very high 240%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.7 −2.8 29.2 6th 16.9 −1.4 12.0 24th 297.4 101.8 very high 292%
Holsworthy Control Range 25.1 −3.4 30.5 22nd 16.2 −1.3 11.2 24th 328.8 114.5 very high 287%
Parramatta North 24.9 −3.0 30.6 22nd 16.5 −1.0 11.6 29th 215.4 123.1 very high 175%
Riverview Observatory 24.6 −1.9 28.0 24th 17.0 −0.7 12.8 29th 242.5 109.6 high 221%
Sydney 24.8 −1.0 29.0 27th 18.5 −0.3 14.6 10th 225.2 117.7 high 191%
Sydney Airport AMO 24.6 −1.7 29.5 27th 18.5 −0.4 14.6 10th 202.2 112.7 high 179%
Sydney Olympic Park 25.0 −3.2 30.4 6th 17.9 −1.5 13.3 29th 223.4 107.8 very high 207%
Terrey Hills AWS 23.2   27.3 6th 16.5   11.6 29th 255.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.4 −3.4 30.9 22nd 15.6 −1.4 9.7 24th 325.8 103.7 very high 314%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 25.2 −4.1 30.8 22nd 16.1 −1.8 10.4 24th 246.4 111.9 high 220%
Liverpool 25.9   31.0 22nd 16.3   10.8 24th 330.2
Penrith Lakes AWS 26.0 −3.7 31.8 22nd 17.2 −1.3 12.5 24th 207.6 119.1 high 174%
Prospect Dam 25.8 −2.2 31.7 22nd 16.4 −1.3 13.1 24th 236.5 95.2 very high 248%
Richmond RAAF 25.6 −3.7 31.9 22nd 16.7 −0.9 11.4 24th 222.4 117.4 high 189%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 24.5   29.0 27th 16.5   13.0 24th 326.0
Bellambi AWS 23.3 −1.8 27.4 27th 17.7 −1.6 13.1 29th 344.8 136.8 very high 252%
Bowral 20.7 −3.9 28.8 22nd 12.5 −0.9 6.5 29th 143.4 94.3 high 152%
Camden Airport AWS 25.4 −3.2 30.7 22nd 15.9 −0.8 11.1 29th 277.0 104.4 very high 265%
Campbelltown 25.4   30.5 22nd 15.5   10.7 24th 270.2
Jervis Bay 22.5   28.4 6th 17.2   13.4 29th 345.6
Kiama 24.9   29.7 3rd 17.8   14.0 29th 304.6
Moss Vale AWS 21.2   28.8 22nd 12.5   6.6 29th 139.8
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 24.1   29.9 7th 15.8   12.8 29th 249.8
Wollongong University 23.8 −1.8 28.1 27th 16.7 −1.5 13.5 11th 355.2 156.2 very high 227%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 23.8 −1.8 30.3 7th 14.7 −1.1 8.7 24th 136.2 95.6 high 142%
Bega AWS 24.7 −1.9 29.9 6th 13.8 −1.2 8.7 14th 155.8 80.6 high 193%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 22.1 −3.4 28.1 20th 11.2 −1.0 4.6 29th 101.8 59.2 high 172%
Green Cape AWS 22.6   27.2 3rd 16.6   12.0 29th 154.4 53.7 high 288%
Merimbula Airport AWS 23.8 −1.0 30.0 6th 14.5 −0.3 9.0 25th 120.8 80.5 high 150%
Montague Island Lighthouse 22.4 −0.9 25.5 6th 17.1 −0.7 12.4 9th 141.2 84.7 high 167%
Moruya Airport AWS 24.0   31.0 6th 15.0   9.0 24th 104.6
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.2 −0.8 29.6 6th 16.0 −0.3 11.8 29th 126.0 93.4 high 135%
Narooma RVCP 22.8 −0.8 27.6 6th 16.4 −0.2 12.1 29th 177.1 86.7 high 204%
Nerriga Composite 22.3 −2.8 29.0 22nd 11.4 −1.2 5.5 10th 106.4 65.8 high 162%
Ulladulla AWS 22.8 −1.6 29.6 6th 16.6 −1.0 12.4 29th 183.8 104.5 high 176%
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 22.4 −2.6 28.8 20th 9.7 −0.8 3.3 29th 60.2 57.2 normal 105%
Bombala AWS 20.3 −3.9 26.2 19th 9.4 −1.1 2.9 29th 72.4 56.6 normal 128%
Canberra Airport 24.6 −2.6 29.6 3rd 12.7 −0.4 7.7 29th 55.2 56.0 normal 99%
Cooma Airport AWS 21.9 −3.5 27.3 3rd 8.8 −1.5 1.4 25th 48.0 36.0 high 133%
Cooma Visitors Centre 23.2 −3.4 27.5 19th 9.1 −1.4 3.5 17th 60.1 51.1 normal 118%
Goulburn Airport AWS 22.9 −3.7 29.8 22nd 11.6 −1.1 7.2 29th 60.0 42.1 high 143%
Goulburn TAFE 23.3 −3.3 29.3 22nd 12.5 −1.0 7.4 29th 85.8 57.8 high 148%
Mount Ginini AWS 15.9   21.0 3rd 6.8   −2.0 29th 93.8
Taralga Post Office 21.5 −3.4 28.9 22nd 11.1 −0.9 4.8 29th 84.9 67.1 high 127%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 23.8 −2.5 28.5 3rd 11.3 −1.0 7.0 14th 116.4 69.8 high 167%
Tuggeranong 24.5 −4.2 29.8 3rd 12.7 −1.5 7.9 29th 83.4 55.1 normal 151%
Yass 26.4 −2.6 30.1 22nd 12.9 −1.1 7.6 25th 38.5 44.1 normal 87%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 16.1 −1.1 20.1 19th 2.7 −2.2 −3.4 29th 74.8 129.4 normal 58%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 16.2 −2.4 20.0 18th 3.9 −1.4 −3.5 29th 105.4 74.5 normal 141%
Thredbo AWS 13.4 −3.2 18.7 19th 4.4 −2.8 −5.2 29th 100.4 85.0 normal 118%
Thredbo Village 18.1 −3.0 23.6 19th 5.1 −1.7 −2.5 29th 80.0 84.5 normal 95%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 27.3 −4.0 31.6 5th 15.0 −1.1 7.5 29th 81.6 38.1 high 214%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 17.9 −3.3 22.4 2nd 8.6 −3.0 0.2 29th 94.0 68.1 normal 138%
Hume Reservoir 27.7 −2.7 32.3 16th 16.2 −0.3 11.2 29th 73.0 41.1 high 178%
Khancoban AWS 27.5 −3.6 32.2 2nd 11.5 −2.2 3.4 29th 52.8 44.6 normal 118%
Tumbarumba Post Office 25.2 −3.3 30.2 3rd 10.8 −1.0 4.3 29th 77.4 52.6 high 147%
Wagga Wagga AMO 27.9 −3.0 33.3 3rd 15.0 −1.4 8.2 25th 66.2 39.5 high 168%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 27.4 −1.4 32.8 3rd 15.4 −0.3 10.4 29th 49.5 54.2 normal 91%
Cootamundra Airport 27.7 −3.2 32.0 3rd 14.2 −1.2 6.2 25th 19.4 40.7 low 48%
Grenfell 27.6 −3.4 33.3 22nd 15.1 −0.9 10.1 9th 58.5 47.1 normal 124%
Gundagai 28.3 −3.2 35.1 3rd 14.8 −1.9 9.1 25th 42.6 40.3 normal 106%
Quandialla Post Office 29.6 −2.5 34.4 22nd 15.8 −1.1 9.0 25th 42.6 42.1 normal 101%
Temora Airport 28.4   34.3 3rd 15.0   6.4 25th 68.8
Wyalong Post Office 29.6 −2.4 34.6 22nd 16.6 −0.8 12.0 8th 37.8 37.3 normal 101%
Young Airport 27.2 −3.4 31.8 22nd 13.2 −1.3 4.9 25th 50.8 31.1 high 163%
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 28.9 −2.5 33.4 2nd 15.1 −0.6 6.4 29th 33.6 35.1 normal 96%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 29.6 −2.5 35.5 2nd 14.7 −1.4 7.0 29th 14.8 35.1 low 42%
Narrandera Airport 29.9 −1.6 35.2 3rd 15.4 −1.8 7.3 29th 22.2 33.7 normal 66%
Narrandera Golf Club 29.2 −2.8 33.8 3rd 15.7 −1.7 7.8 25th 19.6 37.4 normal 52%
Tocumwal Airport 28.8 −2.7 34.4 3rd 14.9 −1.1 8.7 29th 40.1 27.6 high 145%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 29.5   33.0 21st 16.3   9.0 29th 31.6
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 29.9 −2.2 35.0 22nd 15.8 −1.4 9.0 29th 12.4 26.4 normal 47%
Hay 30.4 −2.2 36.3 2nd 15.6 −0.8 9.0 29th 7.3 27.5 normal 27%
Hay Airport AWS 30.1   36.1 2nd 15.5   9.4 29th 9.6
Hillston Airport 30.2 −2.6 37.2 22nd 16.6 −1.7 10.2 29th 25.0 26.3 normal 95%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 29.1 −4.5 36.5 22nd 16.9 −1.4 11.1 29th 24.0 34.3 normal 70%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 12 pm on Monday 3 March 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

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