Tuesday, 4th November 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in October 2008

An archive of previous monthly summaries for New South Wales is also available, as are summaries for other states and many other climate summaries and diagnostics.

Summary

  • Below average rainfall across much of NSW, particularly the southern border regions
  • 3rd consecutive October with below average rainfall in southern border regions
  • Equal 4th warmest October on record for statewide average maximum temperatures
  • 8th warmest October on record for statewide average mean temperatures
  • 5th consecutive October on record for above average maximum, minimum and mean temperatures

Rainfall

The southwestern half and the far northeast of NSW reported below to very much below average rainfall in October. Southern border regions of the state have now experienced 3 consecutive Octobers with below average rainfall.

The statewide average rainfall for NSW in October was 28.8 mm, which is below the historical average1 of 48.9 mm. The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) recorded a basin-wide average of 22.8 mm, which is also less than the historical average of 44.1 mm. This is the 3rd consecutive October with below average rainfall in both NSW and the MDB.

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

Temperature

NSW experienced its equal 4th warmest October on record for day-time (maximum) temperatures, with above to very much above average temperatures recorded across much of the state. The southwestern half of the state was particularly warm, recording very much above average temperatures.

The statewide average maximum temperature for October was 26.9°C, which is 2.5°C above the historical average1 of 24.4°C.

Overnight minimum temperatures were above average in the west of the state, particularly in the northwest, and close to average across the remainder. The overall statewide average minimum temperature for October was 11.5°C, which is 1.0°C above the historical average of 10.5°C. This is the 9th warmest October on record for statewide average minimum temperatures.

With above average maximum and minimum temperatures, the statewide average mean temperature (the average of the daily maximum and minimum temperature) was the 8th warmest on record, at 19.3°C. This is 1.8°C above the historical average of 17.5°C.

This is the 5th consecutive October on record for above average maximum, minimum and mean temperatures for NSW.

Some sites had their highest October temperature on record.

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

Some sites had their highest October 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 October temperature on record.

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

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

 

Other phenomena

Golf ball size hail was reported in the Blue Mountains (Mt Boyce area) with smaller hail at Springwood and Faulconbridge, due to storms on the 20th. Severe thunderstorms associated with a trough of low pressure were reported in the northeast of the state on the 21st of the month. Golf ball sized hail was reported at Crescent Head, Kempsey and Woolgoolga with this event. A cold outbreak on the 22nd brought snowfalls along the higher parts of the tablelands. The Snowy Mountains recieved its only significant snowfall for the month with about 4cm recorded at Perisher Valley. About 2cm of snow fell at Dalgety (Monaro district) and up to 5cm at Mount Lambie between Lithgow and Bathurst in the Central Tablelands. Light snow was reported as far north as Guyra and Walcha on the Northern Tablelands.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
41.2°C at Menindee on the 30th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
31.8°C at Tibooburra PO and at Wanaaring PO
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
10.1°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−0.5°C at Thredbo AWS on the 22nd
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−7.6°C at Thredbo AWS on the 7th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
1.0°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
17.1°C at Tibooburra Airport
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
26.7°C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 31st
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
143.8 mm at Seal Rocks
Driest overall
Lowest total rainfall
0.4 mm at Tibooburra Airport
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
72.6 mm at Tweed Heads on the 16th
Highest wind gust

111 km/h at Narrabri Airport AWS on the 31st


Records

Record highest October temperature
Highest temperature
in October 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Bombala (Therry Street) 31.5 on the 19th 31.1 on the 30th in 1990 42 18.5


Record lowest October daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in October 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Lostock Dam 12.0 on the 22nd 12.4 on the 19th in 1976 36 23.8
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 13.6 on the 22nd 15.0 on the 19th in 1976 36 24.3
Gosford (Narara Research Station) AWS 13.7 on the 22nd 14.0 on the 6th in 1978 26 22.9
Cessnock Airport AWS 14.2 on the 22nd 15.7 on the 13th in 2000 20 24.0


Record highest October mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for October 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for October
Years of
record
Normal for
October
Cobar MO 29.7 29.1 in 2006 47 25.9
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.3 28.1 in 1991 46 24.8


Record highest October daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in October 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for October
Years of
record
Normal for
October
Nyngan Airport 25.5 on the 31st 25.0 on the 29th in 1963 50 11.4
Cobar MO 26.1 on the 31st = 26.1 on the 19th in 1968 47 12.6
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 23.5 on the 31st 23.0 on the 21st in 1991 44 9.4
Cowra Research Centre (Evans St) 21.0 on the 31st 20.0 on the 18th in 2006 44 9.2
Coonamble Comparison 23.1 on the 31st 23.0 on the 14th in 1991 43 11.5
Trangie Research Station AWS 23.3 on the 31st 20.6 on the 30th in 1981 40 10.1
Brewarrina Hospital 25.5 on the 31st 24.5 on the 18th in 2006 39 12.9
Orange Airport Comparison 15.6 on the 3rd = 15.6 on the 14th in 2006 39 5.7
Tocumwal Airport 19.2 on the 13th 19.0 on the 18th in 2006 38 8.8
Oberon (Springbank) 14.2 on the 3rd 14.0 on the 6th in 2005 26 4.7

Record lowest October temperature
Lowest temperature
in October 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Brewarrina Hospital 4.0 on the 23rd 4.2 on the 12th in 2003 40 12.7
Tabulam (Muirne) 5.6 on the 23rd 6.0 on the 17th in 1976 40 12.2


Record highest October mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for October 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Tibooburra Post Office 17.1 17.0 in 2006 88 13.9



Summaries

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Summary statistics for October 2008
Maximum temperatures
for October
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for October
(°C)
Rainfall
for October
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
October
2008
Mean for
October
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
October
2008
Total for
October
2008
Normal
for
October
Rank of
October
2008
Fraction of
October
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 29.4 40.2 30th 14.2 7.1 23rd 0.6
Tibooburra Airport 31.4 40.4 30th 17.1 10.6 7th 0.4
Tibooburra Post Office 31.8 +3.3 40.9 30th 17.1 +3.1 10.0 8th 0.8 18.2 low 4%
White Cliffs AWS 30.3 39.7 30th 16.2 9.1 7th 9.2
White Cliffs Post Office 30.3 +2.3 39.6 30th 15.7 +2.8 8.0 23rd 8.4 22.8 normal 37%
Wilcannia 29.9 +2.5 39.4 30th 13.7 +1.4 5.0 7th 1.6 25.0 low 6%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 30.2 40.2 30th 13.9 5.0 7th 4.4
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 27.2 +2.3 38.8 30th 13.1 +1.3 4.5 7th 0.8 24.4 very low 3%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 27.1 39.0 30th 12.7 3.7 7th 0.8 26.3 very low 3%
Lake Victoria Storage 26.6 +3.0 40.0 30th 11.1 +0.6 3.5 7th 2.9 27.3 low 11%
Menindee Post Office 29.5 +3.0 41.2 30th 12.7 +1.4 6.8 7th 0.6 22.8 very low 3%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 28.6 39.5 30th 12.0 5.6 7th 7.2 26.1 low 28%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 31.2 39.1 31st 15.1 6.5 23rd 1.4
Brewarrina Hospital 30.9 +2.0 39.3 31st 14.2 +1.3 4.0 23rd 44.8 29.8 high 150%
Cobar Airport AWS 29.3 36.5 31st 13.6 3.4 23rd 12.2
Cobar MO 29.7 +3.8 37.0 31st 14.7 +2.1 4.9 7th 1.6 35.3 very low 5%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 29.9 39.5 31st 15.3 5.0 23rd 49.3
Wanaaring Post Office 31.8 40.0 30th 15.3 6.7 1st 14.0 20.3 normal 69%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 26.6 +2.1 36.5 30th 10.3 +0.4 3.4 7th 7.3 30.9 low 24%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 28.4 38.3 30th 13.7 4.9 7th 2.0
Ivanhoe Post Office 29.5 +3.2 38.0 30th 12.1 +1.7 3.9 7th 2.7 27.7 very low 10%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.3 +3.5 36.1 27th 12.7 +3.2 4.0 9th 23.0 49.1 low 47%
Condobolin Airport AWS 28.4 36.5 27th 12.4 3.1 1st 26.0
Peak Hill Post Office 26.7 +2.2 34.5 31st 11.6 +0.1 4.2 9th 49.5 48.6 normal 102%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 26.5 33.7 26th 10.4 3.3 9th 46.2
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 29.1 39.1 31st 12.4 3.2 23rd 22.6
Coonamble Comparison 29.4 +1.9 38.7 31st 12.6 +1.1 2.6 23rd 21.2 41.6 normal 51%
Nyngan Airport 29.2 +2.7 37.0 27th 13.7 +2.3 7.1 7th 30.6 34.5 normal 89%
Trangie Research Station AWS 27.9 +2.8 36.5 31st 12.8 +2.7 4.3 8th 73.6 45.6 high 161%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 30.6 +1.6 38.9 31st 14.1 +0.6 4.8 23rd 19.2 38.2 low 50%
Walgett Airport AWS 29.6 39.7 31st 12.7 1.1 23rd 83.0
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Moree Aero 28.5 36.9 31st 13.3 3.1 23rd 37.0
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 25.9 +1.0 33.0 31st 9.2 +1.0 2.4 9th 49.4 63.0 normal 78%
Narrabri Airport AWS 28.2 38.0 31st 13.2 3.7 23rd 43.4
Pindari Dam 27.3 +2.0 33.4 31st 11.0 +0.8 0.5 23rd 18.5 65.7 very low 28%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 26.8 35.8 31st 10.4 3.0 23rd 82.2
Gunnedah Pool 26.9 +0.2 35.4 31st 13.7 +3.0 7.1 7th 69.8 55.2 normal 126%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 26.3 +1.3 34.9 31st 13.3 +1.2 6.1 23rd 75.4 59.3 normal 127%
Quirindi Post Office 26.3 +1.1 34.2 31st 10.1 +1.4 3.0 7th 72.6 60.7 normal 120%
Tamworth Airport AWS 25.6 34.0 31st 10.0 3.6 7th 87.0
Woolbrook 22.1 +1.2 29.5 31st 5.7 +0.6 −1.5 23rd 80.5 75.7 normal 106%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 21.8 28.1 31st 6.0 −1.6 23rd 76.4
Armidale Airport AWS 21.0 27.0 31st 7.6 −1.9 23rd 70.4
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 21.9 +1.9 27.5 31st 7.7 +0.6 0.5 23rd 47.8 77.6 normal 62%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 22.3 28.5 31st 5.8 −0.8 8th 54.6
Glen Innes Post Office 22.8 +1.8 29.5 30th 8.8 +1.7 1.9 23rd 42.0 79.0 low 53%
Guyra Hospital 19.7 +1.3 25.5 31st 6.9 +0.7 −1.1 23rd 71.4 78.2 normal 91%
Inverell 25.5 31.8 31st 8.4 1.3 23rd 50.2
Inverell Research Centre 24.7 +1.7 30.4 29th 10.8 +0.6 3.4 23rd 40.2 77.5 low 52%
Tenterfield 23.0 +0.7 30.2 31st 7.1 −1.0 −1.5 23rd 48.8 75.9 normal 64%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 24.2 +0.3 32.1 31st 12.3 −0.3 5.6 23rd 42.6 84.1 low 51%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 23.6 −0.6 30.6 6th 14.7 −0.1 9.4 23rd 60.4 99.9 normal 60%
Ballina Airport AWS 24.3 29.0 6th 13.6 7.9 8th 59.0
Casino Airport 27.4 −0.5 34.1 31st 13.6 +0.4 8.0 8th 27.0 69.2 low 39%
Casino Airport AWS 26.7 33.9 31st 13.0 7.4 8th 21.2
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.1 33.6 5th 14.4 9.3 23rd 31.4
Grafton Airport AWS 26.7 33.0 5th 12.4 5.7 8th 45.8
Grafton Olympic Pool 27.3 +0.6 37.0 31st 13.8 +0.1 8.4 23rd 17.8 73.8 very low 24%
Grafton Research Stn 27.1 37.0 31st 13.5 8.5 8th 14.4 58.8 very low 24%
Lismore 25.9 32.6 6th 13.8 8.6 23rd 50.6
Lismore Airport AWS 26.7 34.4 31st 11.9 7.1 8th 71.8
Murwillumbah 25.9 −0.5 32.3 6th 13.4 −0.7 10.4 26th 44.2 87.6 low 50%
Yamba Pilot Station 23.8 +0.5 30.2 4th 15.4 0 9.2 23rd 15.8 76.9 very low 21%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 24.0 +0.4 29.5 3rd 14.3 +0.5 8.1 8th 83.4 91.3 normal 91%
Dorrigo 21.6 30.2 31st 9.9 4.0 8th 106.9
Kempsey 26.0 +0.4 34.0 31st 12.6 +0.9 6.5 8th 57.2 78.4 normal 73%
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.7 35.1 31st 11.2 5.5 8th 40.0
South West Rocks 23.9 +0.8 29.4 31st 15.0 −0.1 9.5 8th 72.5 91.7 normal 79%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 22.6 29.5 31st 11.3 5.6 8th 92.4 78.3 high 118%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 23.9 29.9 31st 12.5 6.8 8th 51.4
Taree Airport AWS 24.9 35.0 31st 12.3 6.0 8th 80.6
Yarras 25.8 +0.3 34.4 31st 12.1 +0.9 6.8 26th 108.0 120.0 normal 90%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 25.8 +0.5 36.7 31st 11.9 +0.9 6.1 9th 68.8 58.4 normal 118%
Cessnock Airport AWS 24.7 −0.5 36.0 31st 10.8 +1.2 5.1 9th 81.8 54.3 high 151%
Cooranbong 24.6 37.0 31st 11.5 4.9 8th 78.2
Gosford 24.1 +0.3 36.5 31st 11.7 +1.1 5.4 9th 108.4 84.1 high 129%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 26.4 +0.1 37.2 31st 11.4 +1.1 5.3 7th 76.2 52.0 high 147%
Lostock Dam 24.5 0 33.5 31st 12.4 +0.4 7.5 23rd 64.0 65.5 normal 98%
Maitland Visitors Centre 25.4 38.0 31st 11.0 5.9 29th 82.9
Mangrove Mountain AWS 23.4 33.8 31st 11.7 4.7 7th 67.0
Merriwa 24.8 34.3 31st 8.6 0.3 23rd 82.4 52.7 high 156%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 21.0 29.2 31st 11.8 3.4 23rd 65.8
Murrurundi Post Office 24.1 −0.1 31.7 31st 8.9 +0.7 1.5 9th 73.8 73.5 normal 100%
Nelson Bay 22.7 −0.6 32.9 31st 15.1 +1.6 6.1 24th 112.5 78.7 high 143%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 22.1 0 34.9 31st 14.9 +0.9 9.0 23rd 94.6 73.3 high 129%
Newcastle University 24.6 35.8 31st 13.6 8.0 7th 102.8
Norah Head AWS 22.3 35.7 31st 14.6 8.5 23rd 46.8
Paterson 25.4 +0.5 36.2 31st 12.4 +1.0 6.6 17th 37.6 66.5 normal 57%
Peats Ridge 23.4 +0.4 34.6 31st 11.7 +0.8 5.3 7th 85.6 91.4 normal 94%
Scone Airport AWS 25.0 34.5 31st 9.8 0.7 23rd 45.0
Singleton Stp 25.9 37.0 31st 9.7 5.0 10th 57.1
Williamtown RAAF 24.4 +0.9 35.9 31st 12.3 +0.3 7.1 9th 75.4 74.5 normal 101%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 24.8 +1.4 33.7 31st 10.3 +1.1 2.0 23rd 76.9 56.5 high 136%
Mudgee Airport AWS 24.1 32.8 31st 8.4 −0.9 23rd 70.4
Nullo Mountain AWS 18.1 26.5 31st 8.7 −0.1 23rd 67.2
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 22.1 +2.2 29.4 31st 6.5 +0.3 −0.5 1st 59.6 60.9 normal 98%
Bathurst Airport AWS 21.4 28.2 31st 7.4 −0.2 24th 67.6
Cowra Research Centre 24.5 +2.7 32.5 27th 10.7 +1.5 3.3 8th 79.6 61.3 normal 130%
Katoomba 19.9 +2.3 26.9 27th 8.8 +1.2 1.1 22nd 93.7 90.9 normal 103%
Lithgow 20.3 27.5 31st 7.1 −1.0 9th 66.2 63.4 normal 104%
Mount Boyce AWS 19.2 26.0 27th 8.6 0.8 22nd 63.8
Oberon 17.9 +0.9 24.3 28th 6.7 +2.1 −1.0 24th 68.5 80.3 normal 85%
Orange Agricultural Institute 19.2 +1.7 25.7 31st 7.7 +1.1 0.0 23rd 72.1 85.9 normal 84%
Orange Airport AWS 19.3 25.7 31st 6.8 −1.5 1st 66.6
Orange Airport Comparison 19.3 +2.1 26.0 28th 7.3 +1.6 −1.0 1st 64.2 77.3 normal 83%
Springwood Bowling Club 23.8 33.8 27th 11.9 6.0 23rd 77.8 73.0 high 107%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 25.2 +0.9 32.4 31st 8.1 +0.9 −0.3 23rd 70.8 59.5 normal 119%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 23.7 32.0 31st 12.1 3.2 23rd 95.2
Dunedoo Post Office 26.4 +2.3 36.5 31st 10.0 +0.9 0.0 23rd 38.8 52.1 normal 74%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 24.9 33.9 27th 7.1 0.5 24th 39.0
Cowra Airport Comparison 25.2 +2.5 33.3 27th 8.3 +1.4 1.5 24th 55.6 56.5 normal 98%
Dubbo Airport AWS 25.7 34.9 31st 10.2 2.6 23rd 58.6
Forbes Airport AWS 27.4 35.9 27th 10.1 0.6 1st 52.4
Parkes 26.4 +2.8 35.0 31st 12.1 +1.7 3.0 8th 31.4 52.4 normal 60%
Parkes Airport AWS 24.9 33.0 31st 7.7 0.0 9th 38.0 53.9 normal 71%
Wellington 25.8 +1.0 34.8 31st 9.3 +0.8 2.1 8th 62.5 56.3 normal 111%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 24.9 +1.2 35.8 31st 12.2 +0.5 5.5 7th 46.0 60.6 normal 76%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.0 35.5 31st 12.0 6.1 9th 55.0
Holsworthy Control Range 24.7 35.8 31st 11.1 3.7 7th 49.8
Parramatta North 24.6 +0.7 35.4 31st 12.6 +0.7 5.6 7th 61.8 68.7 normal 90%
Riverview Observatory 23.1 +0.4 34.5 3rd 12.8 +0.9 7.4 23rd 63.6 76.0 normal 84%
Sydney 23.2 +1.1 35.0 31st 14.5 +1.0 7.9 23rd 66.6 76.9 normal 87%
Sydney Airport AMO 24.0 +1.5 37.0 31st 14.3 +1.2 8.0 23rd 49.2 70.6 normal 70%
Sydney Olympic Park 25.0 36.6 31st 13.7 7.7 23rd 48.4
Terrey Hills AWS 22.6 34.9 31st 13.0 6.3 23rd 76.4
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.2 36.2 31st 10.6 3.3 7th 50.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.7 34.6 31st 11.9 5.3 7th 34.0
Liverpool 25.5 35.8 31st 11.5 4.0 7th 58.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 25.9 35.7 3rd 12.6 6.5 7th 79.4
Prospect Reservoir 25.2 +1.6 34.9 31st 12.1 0 5.0 7th 53.5 59.4 normal 90%
Richmond RAAF 24.6 34.7 31st 10.8 4.2 9th 61.0
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 23.2 36.0 31st 10.5 5.0 16th 63.0
Bellambi AWS 22.0 36.0 31st 13.8 7.6 23rd 84.8
Bowral 20.7 +1.6 29.5 27th 8.9 +1.4 2.6 7th 82.4 73.8 high 112%
Camden Airport AWS 25.0 +1.0 35.5 31st 10.5 +0.6 3.0 9th 80.6 67.1 normal 120%
Campbelltown 24.8 35.7 31st 10.4 3.5 7th 60.4
Kiama 21.4 34.8 31st 13.1 8.5 23rd 88.4
Moss Vale AWS 20.4 29.0 27th 7.9 −0.6 9th 75.0
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 23.7 35.0 3rd 10.5 3.5 7th 94.2
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 23.8 36.0 31st 9.5 2.6 7th 34.2
Bega AWS 24.1 36.8 27th 7.9 0.8 8th 14.0
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 21.2 29.9 31st 5.5 −2.8 8th 28.8
Green Cape AWS 19.0 23.3 27th 11.9 7.4 22nd 22.4
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.3 33.0 27th 7.9 3.0 8th 19.8
Montague Island Lighthouse 19.1 +0.4 29.2 31st 12.4 −0.2 8.4 22nd 26.6 64.5 low 41%
Moruya Airport AWS 22.2 37.0 31st 9.0 2.0 7th 35.4
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.4 +1.2 35.1 31st 11.1 +0.3 5.1 7th 34.4 77.8 low 44%
Narooma Rvcp 20.3 +0.9 33.6 19th 11.5 +0.4 7.0 24th 25.9 71.3 low 36%
Nerriga Composite 21.3 +2.2 29.5 27th 5.7 −0.5 −2.0 10th 64.6 62.5 normal 103%
Ulladulla AWS 21.4 34.8 31st 12.0 7.3 7th 74.4
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 21.8 +3.0 31.5 19th 4.6 −0.1 −1.7 24th 23.0 55.2 low 42%
Bombala AWS 19.5 28.7 19th 4.9 −1.7 24th 36.4
Canberra Airport 23.0 +3.7 30.7 27th 7.2 +1.2 0.3 7th 33.2 62.3 low 53%
Canberra Airport Comparison 23.5 31.4 27th 6.3 −0.6 9th 27.4
Cooma Airport AWS 20.8 28.2 26th 3.8 −6.2 8th 9.4 43.3 very low 22%
Cooma Visitors Centre 22.0 +2.7 29.2 28th 3.7 0 −3.2 8th 15.6 45.5 low 34%
Goulburn Airport AWS 21.6 29.0 31st 5.9 −2.7 24th 73.0
Goulburn Tafe 21.6 +2.0 29.1 27th 7.9 +1.0 0.0 1st 79.0 55.2 high 143%
Mount Ginini AWS 14.0 20.0 28th 3.6 −4.8 7th 36.0
Taralga Post Office 21.3 +3.1 27.4 31st 5.9 +0.5 −2.0 1st 114.9 71.1 high 162%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 22.0 +3.1 28.5 27th 5.3 −0.8 −1.0 9th 29.5 85.9 low 34%
Tuggeranong 23.1 29.7 27th 6.9 −0.5 7th 37.2
Yass 23.0 +2.6 31.0 27th 7.3 +1.0 0.6 1st 62.0 64.5 normal 96%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 11.9 +2.9 20.0 26th 1.0 +1.6 −5.7 16th 69.6 212.7 low 33%
Thredbo AWS 10.1 +3.3 17.6 26th 1.6 +2.3 −7.6 7th 42.4 140.3 low 30%
Thredbo Village 15.8 +2.7 22.0 26th 2.2 +0.6 −4.0 16th 50.6 182.6 very low 28%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 24.5 32.6 19th 8.1 2.1 9th 11.4
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 14.4 20.5 19th 5.4 −4.1 7th 44.6
Hume Reservoir 24.4 +3.5 31.8 19th 9.5 +0.4 1.9 9th 12.2 68.8 very low 18%
Khancoban AWS 22.7 28.6 19th 5.7 −0.5 23rd 16.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 21.7 +2.4 28.5 19th 5.9 +0.7 −1.5 23rd 24.6 96.3 low 26%
Wagga Wagga AMO 25.9 +4.6 34.1 19th 8.1 +0.3 0.3 9th 17.2 58.2 low 30%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 24.5 +4.3 32.5 27th 9.4 +1.1 2.5 23rd 41.9 86.0 low 49%
Cootamundra Airport 24.6 32.4 27th 6.8 −1.9 23rd 32.3
Grenfell 24.8 +2.3 32.8 27th 11.1 +2.2 3.4 23rd 51.6 55.5 normal 93%
Gundagai 25.0 32.0 3rd 8.6 1.2 23rd 33.3
Quandialla Post Office 26.9 +3.3 34.4 27th 10.1 +1.4 3.0 23rd 64.0 51.2 normal 125%
Temora Airport 26.3 33.0 26th 8.3 −0.6 23rd 24.4
Wyalong Post Office 27.1 +3.8 34.5 3rd 11.3 +2.0 4.3 7th 37.0 45.9 normal 81%
Young Airport 24.4 32.9 27th 5.7 −0.8 23rd 63.2
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 25.6 +3.5 35.5 19th 8.5 +0.4 1.4 23rd 13.4 51.6 low 26%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 25.9 35.8 19th 9.1 1.2 7th 8.2
Narrandera Airport 26.7 36.1 19th 9.8 2.4 9th 19.4 42.2 low 46%
Narrandera Golf Club 26.3 +3.3 35.2 19th 10.4 +1.4 2.0 23rd 27.0 46.2 low 58%
Tocumwal Airport 25.2 +2.9 35.1 19th 8.9 +0.1 2.9 9th 8.0 43.2 low 19%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 26.5 35.1 19th 11.9 3.6 7th 18.6
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 27.0 +3.3 35.9 19th 11.0 +2.2 3.0 7th 19.6 39.7 normal 49%
Hay 26.8 +2.4 36.8 19th 11.2 +1.7 3.8 7th 7.0 35.1 low 20%
Hay Airport AWS 26.6 37.3 19th 10.9 3.6 7th 6.4
Hillston Airport 28.1 +3.5 36.0 26th 11.6 +1.3 4.0 9th 18.2 35.4 normal 51%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 27.9 +2.4 36.0 3rd 12.2 +1.7 4.8 1st 13.5 39.1 low 35%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9am on Tuesday 4th November 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
NSW Regional Office
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au