Monday, 1 December 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in November 2008
Wet end to spring

Summary

  • 9th highest November on record for statewide average rainfall
  • 8th consecutive November on record for above average statewide minimum temperatures
  • 7th consecutive November on record for above average statewide mean temperatures

Rainfall

The majority of the state reported above average rainfall for November with an overall statewide average of 75.5 mm which is very much above the historical average of 45.5 mm. This is the 9th highest statewide average rainfall on record for November. The majority of the rain was due to an east coast low on the 19th / 20th and a low pressure trough on the 26th / 27th of the month.

In particular, northeastern and northwestern parts of the state reported very much above average rainfall with certain sites reporting record highest rainfall for November. The rest of the state reported average to above average rainfall.

The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) recorded a basin-wide average of 66.5 mm, which is above the historical average of 41.2 mm.

Some sites had their highest total November rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total November rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

Temperatures overall were quite changeable throughout the state during November. A cold snap on the 23rd of the month produced light snowfalls in several location in NSW. The overall statewide average maximum temperature was 27.2ºC, which is 0.6ºC below the historical statewide average of 27.8ºC. Western and northern parts of NSW recorded below average maximum temperatures associated with the above average cloud and rainfall. The rest of the state reported close to average maximum temperatures.

The statewide overnight average minimum temperature was 14.4ºC, which is 1.0ºC above the historical average of 13.4ºC. In far northeastern and southern NSW the overnight minimum temperature was very much above average. This is the 8th consecutive November with above average minimum temperatures.

The statewide mean temperature was 20.8ºC, which is 0.3ºC above the historical mean of 20.6ºC. This is the 7th consecutive November with above average mean temperature for the state.

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

Some sites had their lowest November temperature on record.

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

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

 

Other phenomena

A thunderstorm at Tamworth produced 75 mm between 10 am - 11 am on the 28th November. Tamworth reocorded 164.2 mm for the 24 hour rainfall to 9 am on the 29th November. This was Tamworth's wettest day on record for any month and caused major flooding in the area. Light snowfalls were reported at Orange, Oberon, Katoomba and the Snowy Mountains on the 23rd of the month caused by a cold southwesterly change.

Further information


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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
40.5°C at Bourke Airport AWS on the 14th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
31.5°C at Wanaaring Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
11.0°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−1.0°C at Mount Ginini AWS on the 22nd
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−8.9°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 17th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
0.7°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
18.6°C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
27.5°C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 14th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
505.2 mm at Tweed Heads Golf Club
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall

235.0 mm at Tweed Heads Golf Club on the 27th
Highest wind gust
122 km/h at Moree Aero on the 27th

Records

Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2008 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 252.4 231.3 in 1917 138 85.4
Brays Creek (Misty Mountain) 287.0 256.4 in 1963 57 103.5
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 203.2 188.1 in 1961 51 85.0
Tabulam (Muirne) 289.6 233.2 in 1989 39 119.8
Hunter Springs (Wondecla) 252.6 236.8 in 2000 38 114.6


Record highest November daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2008 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Balranald (RSL) 25.6 on the 13th 24.4 on the 28th in 2000 43 12.5
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 17.5 on the 8th 17.0 on the 21st in 2003 37 8.0



Record lowest November temperature
Lowest temperature
in November 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Jerrys Plains Post Office 3.0 on the 23rd 4.4 on the 13th in 1965 52 13.1



Summaries

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Summary statistics for November 2008
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2008
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2008
Mean for
November
2008
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2008
Total for
November
2008
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2008
Fraction of
November
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 29.1   37.1 27th 16.5   8.8 23rd 32.8
Tibooburra Airport 29.7 −2.6 39.0 13th 18.4 −0.2 11.4 23rd 76.8 19.3 very high 398%
Tibooburra Post Office 30.2 −1.9 40.3 14th 18.6 +1.1 11.6 23rd 80.4 16.2 very high 496%
White Cliffs AWS 29.9   39.3 14th 17.8   10.0 23rd 41.0
White Cliffs Post Office 29.7 −1.9 39.6 13th 17.5 +1.2 9.9 23rd 43.5 18.4 high 236%
Wilcannia 29.4 −1.8 39.1 27th 16.5 +0.9 9.4 23rd 67.4 20.1 very high 335%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 29.7   39.2 27th 16.7   9.3 23rd 41.4
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 27.7 −1.0 38.1 27th 14.5 −0.2 6.4 23rd 40.8 20.2 high 202%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 27.4 −0.9 37.3 27th 15.0 +0.6 6.9 23rd 42.4 20.0 high 212%
Lake Victoria Storage 26.8 −0.4 37.0 13th 13.5 +0.3 7.3 23rd 29.2 22.7 high 129%
Menindee Post Office 28.9 −1.0 39.0 27th 15.3 +0.8 8.5 23rd 39.8 20.3 high 196%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 28.4   38.9 27th 14.5   8.4 23rd 39.6 19.8 high 200%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 31.1   40.5 14th 17.9   11.2 23rd 31.6
Brewarrina Hospital 30.6 −1.8 38.8 28th 17.2 +1.1 10.9 23rd 63.2 33.6 high 188%
Cobar Airport AWS 28.7 −1.2 38.3 14th 15.6 +0.2 8.8 23rd 39.8 35.1 high 113%
Cobar MO 28.7 −0.6 38.8 14th 16.3 +0.5 8.5 23rd 52.6 34.9 high 151%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 30.3 −1.0 37.7 27th 17.8 0.0 10.0 23rd 94.3 64.2 average 147%
Wanaaring Post Office 31.5 −0.9 40.4 14th 17.5 +1.0 11.2 9th 44.8 24.8 high 181%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 26.4 −1.6 36.0 12th 13.2 +0.6 7.6 22nd 88.2 26.7 very high 330%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 28.1   38.2 27th 15.7   8.0 23rd 28.4
Ivanhoe Post Office 29.1 −0.9 39.4 27th 14.9 +1.3 8.0 23rd 33.3 23.6 high 141%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.3 −0.2 38.8 14th 14.6 +1.7 6.6 23rd 41.3 37.9 average 109%
Condobolin Airport AWS 28.2 −0.4 38.6 14th 14.5 +1.2 7.3 23rd 65.2 44.0 high 148%
Peak Hill Post Office 27.7 −0.3 35.6 14th 15.1 +0.9 7.3 23rd 84.1 47.2 high 178%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 27.1   37.1 14th 13.2   7.2 22nd 28.0 41.4 average 68%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 29.0 −1.5 36.4 14th 15.6 +0.3 9.3 23rd 147.4 67.5 high 218%
Coonamble Comparison 29.1 −1.9 36.4 14th 15.9 +0.8 9.4 23rd 141.7 43.6 very high 325%
Nyngan Airport 28.9 −1.1 38.1 14th 16.2 +1.3 9.4 23rd 66.9 35.9 high 186%
Trangie Research Station AWS 28.2 −0.5 36.9 14th 14.6 +1.1 7.9 9th 106.8 44.8 very high 238%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 31.4 −0.7 38.4 7th 17.3 +0.7 7.9 23rd 108.5 45.2 very high 240%
Walgett Airport AWS 30.0 −1.7 37.1 27th 16.3 +0.4 6.9 23rd 111.6 45.0 high 248%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 29.0 −1.0 35.1 7th 16.4 +0.6 7.8 23rd 146.0 82.1 high 178%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 26.4 −1.3 33.0 7th 13.1 +1.4 6.6 24th 85.1 72.5 average 117%
Narrabri Airport AWS 28.5   34.6 14th 16.1   7.7 23rd 134.2
Pindari Dam 27.3 −0.2 32.0 14th 14.8 +1.4 5.0 23rd 155.4 93.5 very high 166%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 27.9   34.3 14th 14.2   4.8 23rd 119.4
Gunnedah Pool 27.7 −2.6 34.0 14th 15.8 +1.7 7.5 23rd 188.8 61.3 very high 308%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 27.3 −1.0 33.9 14th 15.7 +0.8 7.3 23rd 199.4 68.3 very high 292%
Quirindi Post Office 26.9 −1.6 34.2 14th 12.6 +0.7 6.0 23rd 107.2 64.4 high 166%
Tamworth Airport AWS 26.5 −1.1 33.2 14th 13.9 +0.9 5.1 23rd 283.6 85.8 very high 331%
Woolbrook 22.2 −1.0 28.0 14th 9.9 +1.9 4.5 11th 203.2 85.0 highest 239%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale 21.5 −1.0 27.1 7th 10.1 +1.2 3.3 23rd 124.2 108.2 high 115%
Armidale Airport AWS 21.1 −1.0 26.2 16th 10.6 +1.1 2.4 23rd 123.8 110.5 high 112%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 21.2 −0.9 26.0 14th 10.4 +0.6 2.0 23rd 208.8 90.1 very high 232%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 21.6 −0.9 26.7 14th 10.4 +1.7 1.6 23rd 264.8 132.6 very high 200%
Glen Innes Post Office 22.3 −1.4 27.5 14th 11.6 +1.9 3.2 23rd 207.6 87.9 very high 236%
Guyra Hospital 19.7 −0.6 25.1 14th 9.3 +0.7 0.7 24th 169.0 98.7 high 171%
Inverell 25.4 −1.0 30.9 16th 12.5 +1.4 2.8 23rd 214.2 115.5 high 185%
Tenterfield 23.2 −1.6 29.3 16th 12.3 +1.5 5.4 23rd 252.4 85.4 highest 296%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam 23.9 −1.2 30.3 15th 14.6 +0.5 9.6 23rd 289.6 119.8 highest 242%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 24.8 −0.5 31.2 7th 17.0 +0.4 12.2 23rd 245.1 133.3 very high 184%
Ballina Airport AWS 25.8 −0.2 31.9 22nd 17.5 +1.4 12.3 23rd 250.6 133.3 high 188%
Casino Airport 27.8 −1.9 34.1 7th 17.5 +1.6 13.3 23rd 159.8 87.5 high 183%
Casino Airport AWS 27.3 −0.7 33.8 7th 17.2 +1.6 13.3 23rd 168.0 111.2 high 151%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.7 0.0 33.5 22nd 17.1 +0.6 12.6 23rd 300.4 136.8 very high 220%
Grafton Airport AWS 27.1   32.6 15th 16.5   12.4 7th 140.8
Grafton Olympic Pool 27.3 −0.7 33.0 28th 17.5 +1.3 14.6 7th 203.7 105.0 very high 194%
Lismore 26.8   33.4 7th 17.3   13.2 23rd 162.4
Lismore Airport AWS 27.4   33.6 8th 16.7   10.6 23rd 132.0
Murwillumbah 26.8 −0.8 34.1 7th 17.7 +1.3 13.4 24th 265.8 127.6 very high 208%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.3 +0.6 32.6 22nd 18.3 +0.9 14.3 23rd 182.6 92.2 very high 198%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 25.0 +0.1 32.0 22nd 17.0 +0.9 12.4 24th 206.2 133.1 high 155%
Dorrigo 21.7 +0.3 27.3 29th 12.7 +1.0 6.5 23rd 225.4 194.6 average 116%
Kempsey 25.7 −1.4 31.0 15th 16.0 +1.7 12.5 23rd 138.0 92.8 high 149%
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.5   31.3 15th 15.1   10.9 6th 124.6
South West Rocks 24.2 −0.3 30.5 22nd 16.9 +0.2 12.7 23rd 120.0 112.8 average 106%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 23.5   29.5 3rd 15.1   10.5 6th 79.2 80.7 average 98%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.7 0.0 31.1 22nd 15.9 +1.1 8.2 23rd 100.0 147.7 low 68%
Taree Airport AWS 24.9 −0.6 31.0 14th 15.5 +0.9 10.0 6th 141.0 119.8 high 118%
Yarras 25.2 −1.3 31.6 15th 15.2 +1.5 11.6 23rd 301.7 155.5 high 194%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 26.2 −1.1 36.2 14th 14.6 +0.9 9.6 23rd 72.8 69.8 average 104%
Cessnock Airport AWS 25.3 −1.1 35.4 14th 13.6 +0.9 8.1 6th 62.6 66.8 average 94%
Cooranbong 24.7   32.2 14th 14.4   9.9 6th 85.2
Gosford 24.1 −1.0 30.3 6th 14.4 +1.4 10.7 18th 101.8 92.3 average 110%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 27.5 −1.6 37.2 14th 14.2 +1.0 3.0 23rd 70.6 59.9 average 118%
Lostock Dam 25.5 −0.8 34.5 14th 14.1 +0.2 6.7 24th 55.4 86.4 average 64%
Maitland Visitors Centre 25.1 −1.5 33.5 14th 15.1 +1.2 7.0 30th 97.4 78.0 average 125%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 23.4 −0.4 33.5 14th 13.4 −0.1 8.9 23rd 103.0 87.2 average 118%
Merriwa 25.7   35.2 14th 12.1   6.6 23rd 90.0 56.1 high 160%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 22.0   29.7 14th 12.1   4.0 23rd 162.6
Murrurundi Post Office 24.7 −2.6 32.2 14th 11.0 0.0 5.6 23rd 202.2 74.8 very high 270%
Nelson Bay 23.6 −1.2 29.0 8th 17.5 +2.3 12.5 24th 105.3 79.0 high 133%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 22.5 −1.1 30.3 3rd 16.8 +0.7 11.0 24th 66.4 70.4 average 94%
Newcastle University 24.5   31.6 14th 16.2   10.4 23rd 72.6 113.2 low 64%
Norah Head AWS 23.2 −0.1 30.3 3rd 16.8 +0.2 11.9 23rd 112.0 86.8 high 129%
Paterson 25.8 −0.8 32.3 6th 15.0 +1.3 9.4 11th 72.8 81.3 average 90%
Peats Ridge 23.4 −0.6 32.6 14th 13.6 +0.8 8.8 23rd 128.4 108.0 high 119%
Scone Airport AWS 26.5 −0.9 34.4 14th 12.8 0.0 7.0 11th 58.6 69.2 average 85%
Singleton STP 26.9   36.7 14th 12.5   7.0 23rd 78.1
Williamtown RAAF 24.7 −0.7 32.2 14th 15.6 +1.3 10.9 23rd 91.2 81.1 average 112%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 25.2 −1.3 34.5 14th 12.8 +0.8 5.0 23rd 109.6 59.4 high 185%
Mudgee Airport AWS 24.5 −1.2 32.9 14th 11.2 +0.4 5.3 9th 162.8 81.8 very high 199%
Nullo Mountain AWS 18.2 −1.2 27.5 14th 9.0 −0.8 0.4 23rd 193.8 108.0 high 179%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 23.2 0.0 31.5 14th 9.0 +0.2 2.7 23rd 117.3 61.0 very high 192%
Bathurst Airport AWS 22.3 −0.6 30.5 14th 9.4 +0.3 2.7 23rd 136.0 67.5 high 201%
Cowra Research Centre 26.1 +0.5 35.2 14th 12.5 +0.7 6.0 23rd 82.6 56.9 high 145%
Katoomba 19.2 −1.0 30.1 14th 9.2 −0.6 0.9 23rd 111.6 107.1 average 104%
Lithgow 20.5   30.5 14th 8.8   2.2 23rd 83.4 62.5 high 133%
Mount Boyce AWS 18.7 −0.8 29.3 14th 8.9 −0.6 0.9 23rd 100.2 104.5 average 96%
Oberon 18.8 −0.9 27.3 14th 7.8 +1.3 0.0 23rd 124.4 70.5 high 176%
Orange Agricultural Institute 20.4 −0.5 28.4 14th 8.8 −0.2 0.1 23rd 120.3 78.3 high 154%
Orange Airport AWS 20.4 −0.6 28.6 14th 8.2 +0.1 0.4 23rd 133.0 87.4 high 152%
Orange Airport Comparison 20.0 −0.3 28.2 14th 8.7 +0.9 −0.2 23rd 117.5 75.5 high 156%
Springwood Bowling Club 24.0   34.0 14th 13.5   8.3 23rd 61.6 96.0 average 64%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 25.1 −2.7 32.0 14th 11.9 +1.4 6.2 25th 163.4 64.9 very high 252%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 24.2   30.8 14th 13.3   5.9 23rd 147.8
Dunedoo Post Office 27.0 −0.5 36.2 14th 12.9 +0.8 7.6 9th 77.8 54.2 high 144%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 26.7   36.4 14th 11.4   5.4 9th 85.6
Cowra Airport Comparison 26.6 +0.1 35.8 14th 12.0 +1.9 6.7 23rd 79.4 51.8 high 153%
Forbes Airport AWS 28.1 −0.5 38.4 14th 12.8 +0.3 5.9 9th 49.6 41.1 average 121%
Parkes 27.7 +0.1 35.6 14th 13.9 +0.5 6.5 23rd 81.8 48.5 high 169%
Parkes Airport AWS 26.2 −1.7 35.0 14th 10.8 −1.1 6.0 4th 98.4 56.1 high 175%
Wellington 26.7 −1.7 35.2 14th 13.0 +0.8 7.0 9th 135.4 57.5 very high 235%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 25.1 +0.1 34.8 14th 14.7 +0.5 11.5 6th 75.6 77.4 average 98%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.0 −0.4 30.2 3rd 15.1 +0.6 11.2 6th 65.2 73.1 average 89%
Holsworthy Control Range 25.0 −0.1 34.2 14th 13.9 +0.5 9.6 6th 49.4 67.5 average 73%
Parramatta North 24.6 −0.7 34.6 14th 14.8 +1.0 11.7 23rd 78.2 85.9 average 91%
Riverview Observatory 24.4 +0.2 35.0 1st     11.2 23rd 68.4 78.7 average 87%
Sydney 23.7 +0.1 30.3 6th 16.7 +1.1 12.2 23rd 73.2 83.5 average 88%
Sydney Airport AMO 24.1 +0.2 31.2 3rd 16.6 +1.3 11.9 23rd 49.2 80.5 average 61%
Sydney Olympic Park 24.8 −0.3 32.4 14th 16.2 +0.7 12.1 23rd 69.8 77.5 average 90%
Terrey Hills AWS 22.7   29.2 6th 14.7   10.0 23rd 80.8
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.6 −0.1 35.9 14th 13.4 +0.3 8.9 6th 71.0 68.7 average 103%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.9 −1.2 35.1 14th 14.2 0.0 10.2 24th 68.4 81.0 average 84%
Liverpool 25.5   35.5 14th 14.2   10.2 6th 78.2
Penrith Lakes AWS 26.1 −0.8 36.5 14th 15.1 +0.5 10.0 23rd 62.4 78.6 average 79%
Prospect Reservoir 25.4 +0.2 35.8 14th 14.5 +0.3 11.5 23rd 73.0 72.6 average 101%
Richmond RAAF 24.5 −1.9 35.0 14th 13.4 −0.5 7.6 9th 83.8 85.8 average 98%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 23.3   29.0 20th 13.5   9.0 6th 42.8 81.7 average 52%
Bellambi AWS 22.0 0.0 29.5 3rd 15.8 +0.4 11.4 23rd 27.4 87.3 very low 31%
Bowral 20.5 −0.8 31.5 14th 10.4 +1.0 2.7 23rd 73.0 92.4 average 79%
Camden Airport AWS 25.2 −0.7 35.9 14th 13.6 +0.9 8.0 6th 44.0 75.6 low 58%
Campbelltown 25.2   35.1 14th 13.0   8.8 6th 32.2
Jervis Bay 21.3   26.8 3rd 14.6   9.2 23rd 68.0
Kiama 21.7   28.7 20th 15.3   10.9 23rd 12.6
Moss Vale AWS 20.5   31.7 14th 10.2   3.3 23rd 58.0
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 23.4   30.5 6th 12.4   8.4 26th 60.8
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 22.8 +0.2 31.2 6th 12.3 +0.4 6.9 5th 87.6 93.5 average 94%
Bega AWS 24.3 +1.4 33.3 14th 11.3 +0.2 4.3 5th 57.8 54.4 average 106%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 21.7 +0.4 31.7 14th 8.8 +0.6 1.8 9th 78.4 78.4 average 100%
Green Cape AWS 19.9   23.9 10th 13.8   8.4 23rd 108.4 53.8 high 201%
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.3 −0.9 25.0 20th 11.1 −0.4 4.0 5th 132.6 74.8 very high 177%
Montague Island Lighthouse 18.8 −1.2 22.5 20th 14.0 0.0 9.1 23rd 80.2 76.6 average 105%
Moruya Airport AWS 22.4   32.0 6th 11.9   7.0 5th 71.6 77.1 average 93%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.2 −0.2 30.0 6th 13.7 +0.9 9.5 23rd 82.6 76.1 average 109%
Narooma RVCP 20.1 −0.4 23.5 3rd 14.1 +1.2 10.2 23rd 112.9 72.8 high 155%
Nerriga Composite 21.9 +0.3 32.0 14th 9.1 +0.4 1.5 9th 92.0 65.0 high 142%
Ulladulla AWS 21.2 −0.1 30.3 6th 14.0 +0.3 9.1 23rd 69.4 84.4 average 82%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala 22.3 +1.2 32.0 13th 7.5 +0.7 0.0 5th 101.4 63.7 high 159%
Bombala AWS 20.6 +0.5 30.8 13th 7.3 +0.6 −0.8 5th 131.4 65.0 very high 202%
Canberra Airport 23.5 +0.9 32.9 14th 10.6 +1.9 5.0 23rd 85.0 64.5 high 132%
Canberra Airport Comparison 23.8   33.6 14th 10.1   4.9 23rd 76.0
Cooma Airport AWS 21.4 +0.6 29.5 14th 6.6 +0.4 −0.4 9th 53.8 69.4 average 78%
Cooma Visitors Centre 22.6 +0.4 30.1 14th 6.9 0.0 −0.2 5th 64.0 64.8 average 99%
Goulburn Airport AWS 22.6 +0.3 31.8 14th 8.9 +0.9 3.5 6th 40.6 55.9 low 73%
Goulburn TAFE 22.7 +0.3 31.7 14th 10.1 +0.8 3.0 23rd 48.4 66.3 low 73%
Mount Ginini AWS 13.7   22.0 14th 4.2   −3.0 22nd 132.0
Taralga Post Office 21.5 +0.3 30.7 14th 7.8 +0.2 0.9 23rd 97.5 67.9 high 144%
Tuggeranong 23.1 −0.7 32.3 14th 10.5 +1.1 5.3 23rd 66.4 67.1 average 99%
Yass 23.9 −0.3 33.0 14th 9.9 +0.7 5.0 23rd 67.3 56.0 average 120%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 12.6 +0.1 20.0 12th 0.7 −1.1 −8.9 17th 206.4 195.1 average 106%
Thredbo AWS 11.0 −0.4 18.7 12th 2.1 −0.3 −4.8 4th 229.4 141.4 high 162%
Thredbo Village 16.3 +0.1 23.2 13th 3.9 +0.3 −6.8 24th 292.8 160.6 very high 182%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 25.5 −0.1 33.4 13th 11.9 +0.6 7.2 22nd 64.6 60.1 average 107%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 13.6 −2.0 21.4 14th 5.1 −1.9 −1.7 23rd 213.0 98.6 very high 216%
Hume Reservoir 25.5 +0.6 33.7 13th 12.9 +1.3 7.1 22nd 68.6 51.6 high 133%
Khancoban AWS 23.8 −1.4 30.8 14th 8.8 −0.4 3.9 23rd 161.8 81.5 very high 199%
Tumbarumba Post Office 22.3 −0.2 29.1 13th 7.9 +0.5 3.5 9th 109.6 72.8 high 151%
Wagga Wagga AMO 26.3 +0.7 35.6 14th 12.4 +1.8 7.3 22nd 41.0 43.8 average 94%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 24.9 +1.1 34.1 14th 11.9 +0.9 6.2 23rd 87.1 70.8 average 123%
Cootamundra Airport 25.7 −0.1 34.4 14th 10.7 +0.6 5.5 9th 42.0 54.7 average 77%
Grenfell 25.8 −0.8 34.7 14th 12.8 +1.1 5.6 23rd 61.0 48.8 average 125%
Gundagai 26.0 0.0 35.2 14th 12.0 +0.2 4.4 23rd 63.2 63.5 average 100%
Quandialla Post Office 27.6 +0.2 36.5 14th 12.9 +1.1 7.2 9th 42.0 41.3 average 102%
Temora Airport 26.9   36.8 14th 12.0   6.7 21st 38.6
Wyalong Post Office 27.4 +0.4 37.4 14th 14.1 +1.8 7.3 23rd 26.6 36.1 average 74%
Young Airport 25.5 0.0 34.5 14th 9.4 +0.2 3.5 9th 73.0 57.3 high 127%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 25.7 −0.9 34.5 27th 12.6 +1.7 7.4 24th 76.2 41.0 high 186%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 25.9 −1.8 35.8 13th 11.9 +0.3 6.2 22nd 64.8 47.9 high 135%
Narrandera Airport 27.1 −0.1 36.4 14th 12.8 +1.0 6.4 25th 44.6 33.5 high 133%
Narrandera Golf Club 26.5 −0.7 35.4 14th 12.8 +0.6 6.7 25th 21.6 36.2 average 60%
Tocumwal Airport 25.5 −1.0 34.5 27th 12.5 +0.8 7.8 23rd 85.3 33.7 very high 253%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 26.8   35.9 14th 14.1   7.8 22nd 49.0 39.9 high 123%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 27.1 −0.8 36.4 27th 13.7 +1.4 7.5 23rd 49.8 33.2 high 150%
Hay 27.2 −1.2 36.7 27th 13.4 +1.0 6.8 22nd 37.8 24.9 high 152%
Hay Airport AWS 27.2   37.7 27th 13.7   7.2 22nd 31.0
Hillston Airport 27.7 −0.7 37.0 27th 14.4 +0.8 8.0 23rd 53.8 28.0 high 192%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 27.8 −1.7 39.0 14th 15.0 +1.0 7.9 23rd 31.8 32.6 average 98%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 1 pm on Monday 1 December 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