Friday, 1 August 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC15R0

New South Wales in July 2008
Near-normal temperatures, dry west of the Divide

Summary

  • Close to average rainfall across much of eastern NSW
  • Average to below average rainfall across western NSW
  • Slightly above average statewide average maximum temperatures

Rainfall

Close to average rainfall was recorded across much of eastern NSW during July. In contrast, average to below average rainfall was recorded west of the Divide, with below to very much below average rainfall recorded in a band stretching from around Cobar to the northwest corner of the state.

The far northeast of the state was the only region to record above average rainfall, under the influence of an upper level trough early in the month, and a low pressure system (off the SE Queensland coast) late in the month. Onshore south easterly flow during the month was responsible for much of the rainfall east of the divide, whilst a series of cold fronts brought some light rainfall to areas west of the Divide.

The statewide average rainfall was 24.8 mm, which is below the historical average1 of 38.6 mm, but higher than the July 2007 rainfall total of 17.0 mm. The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) recorded a basin-wide average of 29.9 mm, which is below the historical average of 39.3 mm. This is also higher than the July 2007 rainfall total of 19.9 mm.

Some sites had their highest total July rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total July rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

After an unseasonably warm June, NSW experienced a return to average temperatures in July.

Maximum temperatures were generally close to average throughout the state, with parts of the northern inland recording slightly above average maximum temperatures. The statewide average maximum temperature was 15.8°C, which is 0.5°C above the historical average1 of 15.3°C. This makes it the warmest July since 2006 (July 2006, 15.9°C; July 2007, 15.6°C ) and the 10th consecutive July with above average maximum temperatures.

Minimum temperatures were close to average throughout the state. However, cloud cover and associated rainfall in the far northeast resulted in slightly above average minimum temperatures in this area. In contrast, a lack of cloud cover and rainfall, with clear skies and dry days, in the far west, resulted in slightly below average minimum temperatures in these areas. The Sydney/Central Coast/Illawarra region also experienced slightly below average minimum temperatures. The statewide average minimum temperature was 3.5°C, which equals the historical average of 3.5°C. This is the warmest July since 2006 for statewide average minimum temperatures (July 2006, 4.3°C; July 2007, 3.2°C).

The statewide average mean temperature (the average of the daily maximum and minimum temperature) was 9.7°C, which is 0.3°C above the historical average of 9.4°C.

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

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

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

Other phenomena

Snowfall was reported on the Snowy Mountains throughout July, particularly on the 1st and 2nd. Light snowfall was reported at Oberon and Sunny Corner (near Lithgow) in the Central Tablelands, Guyra in the Northern Tablelands and southern parts of the Southern Tablelands, on the 11th July.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
29.9°C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 31st
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
20.2°C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
−0.5°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−3.9°C at Thredbo AWS on the 8th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−15.5°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 24th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
−6.3°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
11.6°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
17.2°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) on the 21st
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
255.4 mm at New Italy
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
106.8 mm at Seal Rocks Camping Reserve on the 29th
Highest wind gust
111 km/h at Bellambi AWS on the 2nd

Records


Record lowest July daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in July 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for July
Years of
record
Normal for
July
Lord Howe Island Aero 15.3 on the 25th 15.5 on the 27th in 2000 20



Summaries

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Summary statistics for July 2008
Maximum temperatures
for July
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for July
(°C)
Rainfall
for July
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
July
2008
Mean for
July
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
July
2008
Total for
July
2008
Normal
for
July
Rank of
July
2008
Fraction of
July
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 16.7   25.4 19th 4.1   −0.4 5th 9.4
Tibooburra Airport 18.3   29.8 31st 5.9   2.5 5th 0
Tibooburra Post Office 18.9 +1.3 29.9 31st 5.9 +0.7 2.0 5th 0.8 18.6 low 4%
White Cliffs AWS 17.6   26.6 31st 4.9   0.5 29th 2.0
White Cliffs Post Office 17.8 +0.8 26.5 31st 3.5 −0.8 −0.3 29th 2.6 17.6 low 15%
Wilcannia 17.6 +0.2 23.6 31st 3.1 −1.4 −1.5 12th 4.2 17.6 low 24%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 17.4   23.5 31st 3.8   −0.9 12th 6.2
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 15.1 0.0 22.0 19th 5.8 0.0 1.0 24th 16.7 18.7 normal 89%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 15.1   22.6 19th 4.8   −0.1 24th 13.2 16.5 normal 80%
Lake Victoria Storage 15.4 +0.2 18.5 17th 2.8 −2.8 −2.5 24th 21.0 25.3 normal 83%
Menindee Post Office 17.3 +0.3 22.0 19th 3.3 −1.5 −1.6 29th 8.8 21.4 normal 41%
Pooncarie Telecentre 16.5   20.0 19th 4.1   −1.6 29th 16.4 24.0 normal 68%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 18.3   25.1 31st 3.7   −0.9 29th 2.6
Brewarrina Hospital 18.8 +0.6 26.6 20th 3.0 −1.9 −0.5 12th 16.8 28.1 normal 60%
Cobar Airport AWS 16.2   21.7 31st 2.7   −3.0 29th 3.2
Cobar MO 16.5 +1.0 22.3 31st 4.7 −0.1 −0.1 12th 2.8 29.6 low 9%
Collarenebri 19.0 +0.7 26.2 14th 3.4 −0.4 −0.5 19th 35.9 36.0 normal 100%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 20.0   27.0 14th 4.7   0.0 30th 17.4
Wanaaring Post Office 19.2   28.1 31st 2.5   −2.2 12th 3.5 18.8 normal 19%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 15.2 −0.3 18.3 14th 4.4 +1.0 −0.7 29th 17.8 27.0 low 66%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 16.1   20.0 31st 5.1   0.2 29th 11.2
Ivanhoe Post Office 17.0 +0.9 20.5 14th 4.2 +0.7 −2.0 29th 15.2 23.3 normal 65%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 15.2 +0.4 19.1 6th 3.7 +1.4 −1.7 12th 32.0 33.9 normal 94%
Condobolin Airport AWS 15.7   20.9 14th 2.8   −2.6 12th 31.4
Peak Hill Post Office 15.8 +0.8 22.1 14th 4.5 0.0 0.0 12th 38.5 44.7 normal 86%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 13.8   18.6 14th 3.3   −1.8 12th 46.4
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 18.0   24.3 14th 2.7   −1.9 12th 15.0
Coonamble Comparison 18.1 +1.3 23.9 20th 3.1 −0.7 −1.5 12th 15.8 34.4 normal 46%
Nyngan Airport 17.1 +0.5 22.9 14th 3.9 +0.2 0.0 19th 2.4 32.0 low 8%
Trangie Research Station AWS 16.4 +1.1 22.7 14th 3.1 0.0 −2.7 12th 12.2 33.9 low 36%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 20.2 +1.5 26.4 14th 4.6 +0.5 −1.0 12th 36.0 36.3 normal 99%
Walgett Airport AWS 18.7   26.8 20th 3.1   −1.2 12th 25.6
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Moree Aero 18.1   24.4 20th 4.3   −0.5 4th 35.0
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 16.2 +0.4 21.2 20th 0.5 +0.3 −5.6 12th 35.2 46.5 normal 76%
Narrabri Airport AWS 17.6   23.4 20th 4.1   −1.5 31st 40.4
Pindari Dam 17.4 +0.6 23.3 14th 1.8 −0.6 −3.6 11th 33.2 49.7 normal 67%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 17.0   22.8 20th 1.8   −3.9 12th 16.2
Gunnedah Pool 17.2 +0.5 22.6 20th 4.0 +0.4 −0.2 12th 23.0 44.1 normal 52%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 16.8 +0.8 22.7 20th 5.3 +0.8 0.5 12th 22.3 43.8 normal 51%
Quirindi Post Office 15.8 −0.1 20.4 13th 0.8 −1.0 −5.0 12th 28.0 48.3 normal 58%
Tamworth Airport AWS 16.1   21.5 20th 2.2   −2.9 12th 33.4
Woolbrook 12.4 −0.1 17.0 20th −0.5 +0.8 −7.0 19th 37.1 53.9 normal 69%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 12.4   18.5 14th −0.7   −9.0 12th 29.8
Armidale Airport AWS 11.6   17.9 14th 1.2   −6.1 12th 29.6
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 12.6 +0.6 19.0 14th 1.1 +0.5 −4.5 17th 34.9 57.4 low 61%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 12.8   19.5 14th −0.8   −7.5 17th 37.4
Glen Innes Post Office 12.8 +0.1 19.1 14th 1.6 +1.1 −3.2 26th 30.2 60.2 low 50%
Guyra Hospital 10.2   16.8 14th −0.2   −4.1 23rd 41.2
Inverell 16.1   22.2 14th −0.4   −5.7 31st 57.0
Inverell Research Centre 15.5 +0.9 21.8 14th 3.3 −0.1 −1.8 12th 47.2 52.8 normal 89%
Tenterfield     18.9 2nd 0.8 +0.1 −5.0 12th 33.1 61.7 normal 54%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 15.9 0.0 21.5 14th 7.3 +0.5 4.0 9th 54.8 55.4 high 99%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 18.5 +0.1 23.4 1st 10.0 +0.5 6.0 9th 181.8 96.0 high 189%
Ballina Airport AWS 19.6   25.0 15th 8.6   4.0 27th 172.8
Byron Bay 18.2   23.6 18th 11.6   8.4 28th 129.2
Casino Airport 20.1 −0.9 25.4 1st 7.7 +1.3 3.8 12th 62.6 64.4 high 97%
Casino Airport AWS 19.7   25.2 1st 7.3   3.0 12th 65.4
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 19.0   24.8 1st 9.6   5.1 9th 202.6
Grafton Airport AWS 19.6   25.1 1st 5.4   −0.4 31st 44.0
Grafton Olympic Pool 20.1 −0.1 25.5 1st 6.7 +0.7 2.4 31st 30.6 44.0 normal 70%
Grafton Research Stn 19.8   25.4 1st 7.1   2.1 31st 37.4
Lismore 19.4   24.9 18th 9.3   5.5 27th 154.3
Lismore Airport AWS 20.1   25.4 15th 6.5   2.6 20th 99.6
Murwillumbah 20.0 −0.8 25.0 15th 8.0 −0.1 0.8 31st 101.5 84.4 high 120%
Yamba Pilot Station 19.2 +0.3 24.4 18th 10.2 +0.9 6.3 27th 104.0 84.7 high 123%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 18.9 +0.3 24.7 1st 7.8 +0.4 1.9 12th 116.0 62.7 high 185%
Dorrigo 13.8   20.0 15th 4.2   −1.5 9th 93.2
Kempsey 19.1 −0.2 25.5 15th 5.2 −0.5 1.0 12th 72.8 49.9 high 146%
Kempsey Airport AWS 18.9   25.4 1st 4.0   −1.5 19th 45.6
South West Rocks 18.9 +0.4 23.8 1st 11.2 +0.1 7.9 29th 69.2 68.3 normal 101%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 18.1   22.8 1st 6.9   2.5 12th 90.8 58.5 high 155%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 18.5   25.1 15th 5.2   −1.1 12th 72.6
Taree Airport AWS 18.1   24.0 1st 5.5   0.0 12th 83.8
Yarras 17.8 −0.5 24.0 15th 4.6 −0.5 0.0 12th 94.2 52.5 high 179%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 17.4 −0.2 21.6 15th 4.4 +0.2 −1.7 12th 27.6 29.4 normal 94%
Cessnock Airport AWS 16.6   20.5 15th 3.8   −2.8 12th 25.8
Gosford 17.2 −0.3 21.8 14th 4.4 +0.3 −0.2 12th 44.6 57.2 normal 78%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 17.3 +0.3 21.5 13th 3.8 0.0 −1.8 12th 30.1 33.0 normal 91%
Lostock Dam 16.2 +0.1 20.5 15th 5.6 −0.8 2.0 12th 47.0 36.7 normal 128%
Maitland Visitors Centre 17.8   21.7 15th 4.6   −1.2 12th 38.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS 14.9   19.4 14th 5.2   0.9 23rd 44.0
Merriwa 15.6   20.7 20th 1.9   −4.4 12th 30.2 33.1 normal 91%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 11.8   16.4 20th 4.3   −0.1 4th 47.0
Murrurundi Post Office 14.7 −0.1 19.2 20th 1.4 −0.3 −4.1 12th 55.2 59.8 normal 92%
Nelson Bay 17.3   21.0 1st 10.0   7.5 12th 120.5 80.8 high 149%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 17.0 +0.2 20.9 15th 8.9 +0.7 5.7 12th 70.6 60.8 normal 116%
Newcastle University 17.3   21.8 15th 6.6   2.4 12th 42.0
Norah Head AWS 17.0   19.7 1st 9.2   5.3 12th 78.0
Paterson 17.2 +0.1 21.9 15th 5.7 −0.1 0.3 12th 30.4 37.8 normal 80%
Peats Ridge 15.6 +0.2 20.8 14th 5.8 −0.2 2.8 23rd 48.2
Scone Airport AWS 16.0   20.7 20th 2.7   −3.4 12th 47.8
Scone SCS 16.4 +0.3 21.4 20th 4.3 −0.2 −1.1 14th 47.2 33.3 high 142%
Singleton STP 17.1   20.9 15th 3.8   −3.0 12th 23.6
Williamtown RAAF 17.2 +0.3 21.2 15th 6.0 −0.1 1.4 12th 95.0 62.4 high 152%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 15.1 +0.8 21.4 14th 2.7 +0.2 −3.0 12th 32.1 46.6 normal 69%
Mudgee Airport AWS 14.4   20.8 14th 0.6   −4.9 12th 27.4
Nullo Mountain AWS 8.2   12.9 14th 1.7   −2.0 22nd 54.2
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 12.2 +1.1 18.8 14th 0.0 +0.3 −5.1 23rd 37.6 44.8 normal 84%
Bathurst Airport AWS 11.7   17.5 14th 0.4   −4.2 12th 37.6
Cowra Research Centre 13.3 +0.6 19.2 14th 3.8 +0.3 0.2 12th 71.4 52.3 high 137%
Katoomba 9.9 +0.9 16.2 14th 2.5 +0.2 −1.2 22nd 53.9 58.1 normal 93%
Lithgow 10.3   16.9 14th −0.4   −6.5 23rd 37.1 42.2 normal 88%
Mount Boyce AWS 8.7   14.5 14th 1.8   −2.4 22nd 40.6
Oberon 8.0 −0.8 14.5 14th −0.2 +0.2 −4.5 26th 57.4 71.7 normal 80%
Orange Agricultural Institute 9.4 +0.6 15.1 14th 0.8 −0.3 −3.0 12th 69.6 89.0 normal 78%
Orange Airport AWS 9.2   15.7 14th −0.2   −5.2 12th 61.0
Orange Airport Comparison 9.4 +0.5 16.0 14th 0.3 −0.1 −4.0 12th 62.8 89.0 normal 71%
Springwood Bowling Club 15.3   20.7 14th 5.9   2.4 12th 17.4 47.7 normal 36%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 15.0 −0.1 20.9 14th −0.4 −1.1 −6.5 12th 34.8 52.7 normal 66%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 13.7   19.5 14th 4.7   0.0 12th 50.4
Dunedoo Post Office 16.0 +0.7 22.0 14th 2.0 +0.4 −3.7 12th 29.0 40.1 normal 72%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 14.3   20.7 14th 2.0   −1.8 31st 50.6
Cowra Airport Comparison 14.1 +0.6 20.5 14th 2.6 +0.8 −1.0 31st 54.4 52.7 normal 103%
Dubbo Airport AWS 15.9   22.1 14th 2.8   −2.8 19th 31.0
Forbes Airport AWS 14.8   19.8 14th 2.7   −1.7 4th 41.8
Parkes 14.9 +1.2 21.2 14th 3.8 −0.7 −0.5 4th 50.2 50.0 normal 100%
Parkes Airport AWS 14.2   20.0 14th 2.1   −3.0 4th 44.2
Wellington 15.9 +0.9 22.0 14th 1.8 −0.3 −2.2 4th 39.3 50.4 normal 78%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 16.7 −0.4 21.7 14th 4.5 −0.3 1.0 12th 61.2 43.9 high 139%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.0   22.3 14th 4.8   1.2 12th 56.0
Holsworthy Control Range 16.7   21.3 14th 3.8   −0.3 31st 48.0
Parramatta North 17.3 +0.2 22.1 14th 5.4 −0.8 2.2 31st 38.8 43.8 normal 89%
Riverview Observatory 16.8 −0.5 22.2 16th 6.3 +0.3 3.0 12th 61.4 50.5 normal 122%
Sydney 17.2 +0.1 23.1 14th 8.3 −0.1 5.5 23rd 89.6 56.3 high 159%
Sydney Airport AMO 17.1 +0.2 22.7 14th 7.9 +1.3 5.2 23rd 74.0 54.4 high 136%
Sydney Olympic Park 17.5   22.9 14th 7.0   3.5 12th 54.2
Terrey Hills AWS 15.5   19.9 14th 7.0   2.9 12th 70.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 16.8   21.6 14th 3.1   −1.5 31st 13.8
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 16.5   21.5 14th 4.6   0.8 12th 26.0
Liverpool 17.2   21.8 14th 3.2   −1.0 12th 36.2
Penrith Lakes AWS 17.0   21.5 14th 4.8   0.3 23rd 16.6
Prospect Reservoir 16.6 +0.1 21.2 14th 5.4 −0.7 1.5 12th 31.4 40.0 normal 79%
Richmond RAAF 17.0   22.0 14th 2.6   −2.5 12th 10.2
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 16.8   23.0 14th 5.3   1.0 12th 48.4
Bellambi AWS 16.4   21.5 14th 9.3   6.8 26th 61.0
Bowral 10.9 −0.6 18.1 14th 2.4 +1.4 −1.4 24th 41.4 44.9 normal 92%
Camden Airport AWS 16.8 −0.4 20.5 14th 2.7 +0.1 −2.2 23rd 21.6 39.6 normal 55%
Campbelltown 16.6   20.8 14th 3.1   −0.8 31st 24.4
Jervis Bay 15.3   20.7 14th 8.9   6.1 12th 182.4
Kiama 16.3   22.0 14th 9.4   7.5 22nd 86.0
Moss Vale AWS 11.1   18.4 14th 1.5   −5.6 23rd 51.8
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 16.2   22.4 14th 5.1   1.8 23rd 48.8
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 16.2   20.3 2nd 2.7   −1.6 23rd 13.1
Bega AWS 16.3   20.4 2nd 1.2   −2.8 5th 11.8
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 11.7   17.1 14th −1.6   −6.4 26th 20.2
Green Cape AWS 15.3   18.9 2nd 8.6   6.7 31st 28.6
Merimbula Airport AWS 16.1   20.0 2nd 3.4   0.0 19th 18.8
Montague Island Lighthouse 14.9 −0.4 20.3 2nd 9.5 −0.2 6.9 26th 15.8 46.3 low 34%
Moruya Airport AWS 16.7   23.0 2nd 3.5   −1.0 12th 14.0
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 16.5 +0.4 21.9 2nd 5.8 +0.1 3.5 2nd 12.6 42.7 low 30%
Narooma RVCP 16.0 +0.4 21.2 2nd 6.8 +0.9 4.2 12th 17.5 34.6 normal 51%
Nerriga Composite 11.9 +0.4 18.5 14th −1.9 −2.1 −7.0 23rd 24.2 45.0 low 54%
Ulladulla AWS 15.3   18.9 2nd 8.1   5.4 12th 39.2
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 12.0 +1.3 16.1 20th −1.6 −0.3 −6.8 5th 27.2 43.2 normal 63%
Bombala AWS 10.2   14.9 20th −0.4   −5.2 5th 40.8
Canberra Airport 11.7 +0.5 16.5 14th −0.1 +0.4 −3.5 23rd 42.4 41.2 normal 103%
Cooma Airport AWS 9.5   13.8 14th −2.5   −9.1 26th 17.0
Cooma Visitors Centre 10.9 −0.5 14.2 14th −3.2 −0.3 −9.0 12th 18.9 27.2 normal 69%
Goulburn Airport AWS 11.6   18.0 14th −1.2   −6.7 23rd 20.4
Goulburn TAFE 11.3 +0.2 17.8 14th 0.8 −0.3 −4.2 23rd 26.8 42.4 normal 63%
Mount Ginini AWS 1.4   6.0 14th −3.5   −7.3 22nd 142.0
Taralga Post Office 10.5 +0.3 17.2 14th −0.3 −0.6 −5.5 23rd 53.2 61.7 normal 86%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 10.7   16.0 14th −0.2   −3.5 23rd 85.7 84.8 normal 101%
Tuggeranong 11.6   16.6 14th −0.9   −5.3 25th 53.4
Yass 11.8 +0.3 17.8 14th 0.9 +0.4 −3.0 26th 59.5 58.7 normal 101%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 1.3   4.5 19th −6.3   −15.5 24th 213.5
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 2.1 +0.2 6.5 12th −5.9 −0.4 −12.5 23rd 112.0 226.8 low 49%
Thredbo AWS −0.5 −0.3 3.2 5th −5.4 +0.4 −10.2 24th 9.6 150.5 lowest 6%
Thredbo Village 4.7 −0.2 7.0 20th −3.2 +1.4 −9.5 24th 146.5 163.5 normal 90%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 13.1   18.0 14th 2.6   −1.1 23rd 66.8
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 2.8   7.1 14th −1.5   −4.6 22nd 183.0
Hume Reservoir 13.0 +1.0 16.7 6th 4.7 +0.9 0.2 29th 80.0 83.9 normal 95%
Khancoban AWS 11.1   16.1 14th 1.2   −2.8 24th 142.4
Tumbarumba Post Office 10.4 0.0 15.8 14th 0.1 +0.3 −5.2 23rd 138.6 110.0 high 126%
Wagga Wagga AMO 13.3 +0.8 18.1 14th 3.3 +1.0 −1.3 28th 56.8 55.3 normal 103%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 12.3 +0.9 17.1 25th 3.1 +0.1 −0.5 29th 79.8 107.4 normal 74%
Cootamundra Airport 12.5   17.5 14th 1.1   −3.5 23rd 73.0
Grenfell 13.0 −0.1 18.0 14th 4.1 +1.3 0.0 29th 57.7 56.1 normal 103%
Gundagai 12.9   19.1 14th 2.3   −2.0 23rd 67.4
Quandialla Post Office 14.3 +0.3 19.4 14th 3.2 +0.8 −1.2 29th 48.2 44.2 normal 109%
Temora Airport 13.5   18.1 14th 2.3   −2.4 23rd 48.2
Wyalong Post Office 14.4 +0.5 19.4 14th 3.5 +0.9 −1.3 12th 37.6 41.8 normal 90%
Young Airport 12.5   17.8 14th 0.1   −4.0 29th 56.2
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 13.7 +1.0 18.1 14th 3.6 +0.8 −1.0 23rd 58.8 61.1 normal 96%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 14.1   18.5 14th 4.0   −0.5 23rd 30.2
Narrandera Airport 14.4 +0.4 18.7 14th 4.3 +1.5 −1.0 23rd 44.4 36.9 normal 120%
Narrandera Golf Club 14.1 +0.1 19.7 14th 4.4 +1.5 −0.4 29th 49.2 39.7 normal 124%
Tocumwal Airport 13.6 −0.4 18.0 14th 3.8 +0.7 −0.6 26th 48.6 44.1 normal 110%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 14.2   18.6 14th 5.5   0.4 29th 45.0
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 14.9 +0.9 19.9 30th 4.3 +1.2 −0.4 12th 28.8 34.7 normal 83%
Hay 15.3 +0.5 19.0 14th 4.7 +1.0 −1.0 29th 16.2 30.9 normal 52%
Hay Airport AWS 15.4   19.1 14th 4.2   −1.9 29th 14.2
Hillston Airport 15.5 +0.5 20.7 31st 3.5 −0.2 −1.5 12th 26.2 29.9 normal 88%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 15.6 +0.1 21.1 6th 3.8 +1.0 −0.5 12th 19.5 34.7 normal 56%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Friday 1 August 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