Monday, 1 December 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Sydney - Greater Sydney - Product code IDCKGC25x0

Mild, cloudy November in Sydney with average rainfall

Summary

Mean maximum temperatures in the Sydney area were close to average during November while mean minimum temperatures were slightly above average1, Warm spells were interrupted by cooler, wetter weather which is fairly typical of spring. Rainfall was generally close to average across the Greater Sydney area and was mostly associated with thunderstorm activity during the second half of the month.

An archive of previous monthly summaries for Sydney - Greater Sydney is also available, as are summaries for other states and many other climate summaries and diagnostics.

Details

  • Close to average rainfall
  • Close to average maximum temperatures
  • Mild nights - slightly above average minimum temperatures
  • Cloudiest November since 2001

Rainfall

Most areas in the Greater Sydney area recorded close to average rainfall during November. Sydney Observatory Hill received a total of 73.2 mm, which is close to the historical average of 83.5 mm. There were 16 days of rain, which is well above the average of 11 days, however, many of these rain days were under 1 mm. Nearly half the month's total rain fell on the 19th and 20th associated with thunderstorms caused by a low pressure system from inland Australia which brought plentiful moisture from tropical origins. On this day storms produced local heavy falls in parts of western Sydney, the highest being 43.4 mm at Richmond for the 24 hr period ending 9am on the 20th.

Most areas in Sydney received between 50 and 80 mm over the month. The higher totals were on Sydney's North Shore where Turramurra recorded 105 mm for the month. The lowest totals were in the far southwest with Camden recording only 44 mm. Although heavy rain fell over much of inland NSW during November, apart from the showers and storms on the 19th and 20th, the rain bearing systems failed to produce any significant rain in the Sydney region or the adjacent coastal districts.

Between 40 and 70mm of rain was recorded over the Warragamba Dam catchment during November, which is generally below the normal rainfall for November. There was a slight decline in Sydney's storage levels over the month. Recent rainfall and current levels in Sydney's water catchments can be found on the Sydney Catchment Authority web site http://www.sca.nsw.gov.au/dams/rainfall.html

Temperatures

Most parts of Sydney experienced close to or below average maximum temperatures during November. Sydney Observatory Hill recorded a mean maximum temperature of 23.7 °C, which is only 0.1 °C above the historical average of 23.6°C. Only the far western suburbs recorded significantly below average maximum temperatures - Richmond, averaging 24.5° C was 1.9 °C below the historic average and the coolest since 1999. A combination of cooling easterly sea breezes, southerly wind changes and greater cloud cover contributed to the mild daytime temperatures.

Minimum temperatures across the Sydney region were slightly above average. Sydney Observatory Hill recorded a mean minimum temperature of 16.7 °C, which is 1.1 °C above the historical average. This is the 5th consecutive November with above average minimum temperatures at Observatory Hill. Richmond in the far NW was the only site to report below average minimum temperatures, with a mean of 13.4 °C, compared to the historical average of 13.9 °C.

Temperature extremes across the Greater Sydney area during November ranged from a high of 35.6 °C at Penrith on the 14th to a low of 7.6 °C at Richmond on the 9th.

Wind

Prevailing coastal winds in Sydney were E-NE for 57% of the time during the afternoons compared to the normal frequency of 47% from this direction. The highest wind gust was 85 km/h at Camden Airport AWS on the 14th associated with a thunderstorm. Richmond RAAF also recorded a gust of 85 km/h associated with an east coast low on the 22nd.

Other phenomena

November was a partly cloudy month with below average sunshine. The average sunshine was only 6.6 hours per day compared to the historical average of 7.6 hours per day. This is the lowest amount of sunshine for November since 2001. Four days of thunderstorms were reported in Sydney during the month. On the 29th a storm produced hail up to 3cm size in the Prospect-Wentworthville area as well as in the Roseville-Gordon area with smaller hail falling in many other suburbs. A cold SW change on the 22nd and 23rd brought light snowfalls to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
36.5 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS on the 14th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
26.1 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
22.7 °C at Terrey Hills AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
17.0 °C at Terrey Hills AWS on the 4th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
7.6 °C at Richmond RAAF on the 9th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
13.0 °C at Campbelltown (Mount Annan)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
16.7 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
20.3 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS on the 15th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
104.6 mm at Turramurra
Driest overall
Lowest total rainfall
44.0 mm at Camden Airport AWS
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
43.4 mm at Richmond RAAF on the 20th
Highest wind gust
85 km/h at Camden Airport AWS on the 14th
85 km/h at Richmond RAAF on the 22nd

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
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 23.7 +0.1 30.3 6th 16.7 +1.1 12.2 23rd 73.2 83.5 average 88%
Camden Airport AWS 25.2 -0.7 35.9 14th 13.6 +0.9 8.0 6th 44.0 75.6 low 58%
Liverpool 25.4 +0.1 35.5 14th 14.2 +0.4 10.2 6th 78.2 78.3 average 100%
Parramatta North 24.6 -0.7 34.6 14th 14.8 +1.0 11.7 23rd 78.2 85.9 average 91%
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%
Springwood 24.0   34.0 14th 13.5   8.3 23rd 61.6 96.0 average 64%
Terrey Hills AWS 22.7   29.2 6th 14.7   10.0 23rd 80.8

Daily rainfall

Most values are the precipitation in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated. Days marked with »» are part of a longer accumulation, which is marked like this on the final day. Values over 100 mm have been rounded to the nearest whole millimetre. Days marked with - have a rainfall report of zero; days left blank have no rainfall report (which often indicates no rain fell).
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Hunter (61)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Webbs Ck-Wisemans Ferry (Hawkesbury Rive - - 0.6 2.4 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - 5.2 - - - 6.8 6.6 0.2 - - 5.8 - - 0.2 2.4 14.8 5.2
Central Tablelands (South) (63)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Sackville Ferry (Hawkesbury River) - - 0.6 1.2 - - - - 0.4 - - - - - 7.4 0.6 0.2 - 9.0 13.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.4 - 0.2 - 2.6 16.2 2.2
Springwood Bowling Club 1.2 0.8 0.2 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - 12.0 0.4 0.6 - 4.8 23.2 0.6 - 1.4 0.6 - 1.4 - 4.2 10.0 -
Valley Heights (Sun Valley Rd) 1.0 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 - - 0.2 - - - -

15.0 0.4 0.6 - 5.0 26.0 0.6 0.2 »» »» »» »» »» »» 16.2 0.2
Metropolitan (East) (66)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd)













1.2


5.0 42.0 1.0

2.5



11.0
Ashfield Bowling Club


















31.8


5.0



9.0
Auburn (Rosnay Golf Club) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - 4.0 26.0 - - - 3.0 - - - - 8.0 7.0
Audley (Royal National Park) 2.0 - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - 4.0 29.0 2.0 - 1.0 1.0 - - - - 9.0 6.0
Avalon (Wollstonecraft Ave) - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - 8.0 9.0 2.0 - - 3.0 - - - - 17.0 9.0
Bankstown Airport AWS - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 1.0 - - 4.0 35.0 0.4 - - 2.0 0.2 - - - 11.0 14.0
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 0.4
2.4 0.4


0.4





7.4 0.6

7.6 13.2 9.4 1.0 0.2 4.4
0.6

15.2 24.4
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 0.2 - 2.6 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - 5.8 0.8 - - 3.4 31.0 - - - 1.6 - - - - 9.8 9.8
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 1.0
1.0










6.0


6.0 25.0

1.0 1.0



25.0 12.0
Chatswood Bowling Club - - 2.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - 2.0 1.0 - - 5.0 26.0 - - - 2.0 - - - - 16.0 7.0
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club)

















6.2










Concord Golf Club

3.2










6.0


3.6 37.8







11.0
Cronulla South Bowling Club

3.0 4.0









2.6 0.4

6.0 34.0







13.5 9.0
Guildford (Woodville Golf Club) - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 - - - 4.0 31.0 - - - 4.0 - - - - 8.0 9.0
Holsworthy Control Range - - 2.0 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - 3.4 0.4 - - 3.6 17.2 0.6 - - -
- - - 13.0 9.0
Lidcombe (Carnarvon Golf Club) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - 3.0 26.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - 9.0 6.0
Lucas Heights (ANSTO) 0.8
1.6










0.4


3.6 16.4

3.4 0.4


0.2 12.2 9.4
Manley / Warringah (Allambie) 0.5 - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.5 0.5 - - 6.5 11.5 8.5 - - 4.0 - - - - 14.5 10.0
Manley / Warringah (Belrose)
- 2.0 - 0.5 - - - - -
- - - 5.5 0.5 - - 6.5 12.5 5.5 - 0.5 3.5 - - - - 12.5 19.0
Marrickville Golf Club - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 - - - 3.0 25.0 - - - - - - - - 2.0 8.0
Marsfield (Willandra Village)



























18.0
Milperra Bridge (Georges River) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 2.0 - - 2.0 25.0 - - - - - - - - 10.0 13.0
Mona Vale Golf Club - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - 6.0 11.0 1.0 - - 4.0 - - - - 13.0 16.0
North Turramurra (Dryden Rd)
2.0 1.8 0.4


0.4




- 11.4 0.4

7.4 15.6 1.6 1.0 0.8 5.2


0.8 15.6 24.2
Oatley (Woronora Parade)






3.6





4.0














Parramatta (Erts) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - 4.0 20.0









Parramatta North (Masons Drive) - - 2.8 - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - 5.0 0.2 - - 7.2 32.6 4.2 0.8 - 1.8 - - - 0.2 11.4 11.4
Randwick Bowling Club

3.0 0.4



1.0




8.0 1.4

4.0
1.2
0.2
1.8 0.6

12.0 6.2
Riverview Observatory - - 3.0 - - - - »» »» 0.8 - - - - 5.4 0.6 - - 6.4 29.0 0.4 »» 2.0 - - - - - 13.4 7.4
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club)

2.8 0.4


0.4 0.2




9.2 1.0
0.2 5.0 20.0

0.2 2.2
0.2



Sans Souci (Public School) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 1.0 - - 3.0 29.0 1.0 - - - - - - - 16.0 6.0
St Ives (Richmond Avenue)


2.4


0.4





9.0 1.8 5.6

11.8 4.6
0.8 5.6
0.2
0.4 13.4
Strathfield Golf Club - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 8.0 - - - 3.0 28.0 - - - - - - - - 9.0 7.0
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 0.4 0.8 2.8 0.2 - - - 0.2 0.4 - - - - - 6.6 1.2 - - 6.2 29.4 0.2 - 0.2 2.4 - - - 0.2 10.8 11.2
Sydney Airport AMO 0.2 0.2 2.4 0.2 - - - - 0.8 - - - - - 1.6 0.6 0.2 - 3.2 26.6 - - - 1.4 - - - - 8.6 3.2
Sydney Olympic Park (Sydney Olympic Pk A - - 3.0 - - - - 0.2 0.2 - - - - - 5.8 0.6 - - 7.0 30.0 0.2 0.2 - 1.2 - 3.4 2.2 0.2 10.0 5.6
Terrey Hills AWS - - 1.0 0.6 - - - 0.2 - - - - - - 7.6 0.8 - - 6.6 9.4 4.8 0.4 0.4 6.2 - - - - 16.2 26.6
Turramurra (Kissing Point Road)

2.6 0.4


0.6





7.6 0.8

6.6 29.0 1.0 0.4 1.8 4.2


0.4 18.6 30.6
West Pymble (Wyuna Road)

3.4 0.4


0.4





4.0 0.8

5.6 29.4
0.6
3.0



20.0 22.0
Metropolitan (West) (67)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Abbotsbury (Fairfield City Farm) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - 4.0 24.0 2.0 - - - - - - - 20.0 18.0
Badgerys Creek AWS - 0.2 1.6 - - - - - - - - -
- 2.8 0.8 - - 5.4 20.6 0.2 0.2 - 1.6 0.2 - - 0.4 15.4 21.6
Baulkham Hills (Swimming Pool ) - - 1.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 0.5 - - 7.5 35.0 - 0.5 - 1.0 - - - 0.5 11.5 7.5
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct - - 2.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.5 - - - 7.5 34.5 2.0 0.5 - 0.5 - - - 0.5 - 14.0
Berowra (Goodwyn Road)

1.6 1.0









8.6 0.8


16.2 2.0

1.4


0.6
6.2
Blacktown (Dog Pound) 0.5 - 1.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 7.5 - - - 4.0 33.5 - - - 0.5 - - - - 8.0 24.5
Box Hill (Hynds Road) - - 1.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - 9.0 - - - 7.0 34.0 2.0 - - 3.0 - - - - 14.0 2.0
Castle Hill (Kathleen Ave)

1.9



0.4





6.8 0.5

6.2 38.0 0.5 0.4 0.2 2.1


1.0 20.5 3.2
Glenmore Park (Cartwright Cl)

0.6










5.2 0.4

»» 19.4
0.2
1.2


1.4 8.8 15.8
Glenorie (Old Northern Rd)

1.0










16.4 3.2

6.4 30.0 9.4

6.0


3.0 15.2
Greystanes (Cumberland Golf Club) - - 1.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 28.0 0.5 0.5 - 3.0 32.5 - - - - - - - - 0.5 17.0
Hawkesbury River (Sackville Downstream) -
0.6
-
-

-
-
-

0.2
7.8
-

4.4
-
2.0

Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS - - 2.8 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - 2.8 0.6 - - 4.2 24.6 0.6 - - 0.6 - - - 1.0 12.6 18.4
Kelso Ck (Kelso Creek U/S Levee (Georges - - 1.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.5 0.5 - - 4.5 35.5 0.5 - - 1.5 - - - - 17.5 7.0
Kings Langley (NSW Soccer Federation) - - 1.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - 7.0 31.0 2.0 0.5 - - - - - - 7.5 3.5
Kings Langley (Solander Rd) - - 2.4 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - 7.0 0.2 - - 7.6 34.0 2.6 0.8 - 0.8 - - - 0.6 14.8 8.6
Liverpool (Michael Wenden Centre) - - 2.4 - - - - 0.4 - - - - - - 3.2 1.6 - - 4.2 23.2 0.6 0.4 - 0.6 - - - - 22.8 18.8
Lower Portland (Hawkesbury River) - - 0.6 0.2 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - 7.6 0.2 - - 10.0 10.2 0.6 0.6 - 5.4 - - 0.2 3.6 15.8 5.2
Maroota (Tobruk) - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 11.0 - - - 9.0 11.0 - - - 6.0 - - - 3.0 20.0 3.0
Merrylands (Welsford Street)













5.4



23.2







13.2 13.6
Merrylands West (Finlayson Creek) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.5 - - - 3.5 27.5 - - - - - - - - 10.5 23.5
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) - - 2.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 0.5 - - 7.0 32.5 3.5 0.5 - 2.0 - - - - 10.5 11.0
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - 0.5 6.0 - - 0.5 1.0 - - - - 2.0 15.0
Northmead Bowling Club - - 2.5 - - - - - - 0.5 - - - - 4.5 - - - 6.5 29.0 4.0 0.5 - 0.5 - - - - 10.5 12.5
Parramatta (Baulkham Hills West (Sierra - - 2.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - 7.0 33.0 2.0 0.5 - 0.5 - - - - 13.0 14.5
Penrith Lakes AWS - - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - 13.4 0.2 - - 4.6 26.0 0.2 - 0.2 0.8 - 0.6 - 3.2 11.4 1.2
Prospect Reservoir - - 2.0 - - - - 0.3 - - - - - - 7.2 0.8 - - 5.0 31.6 - - - 0.8 - - - 0.3 9.8 15.2
Richmond RAAF 0.2 - 0.4

- - 0.2 0.4 - - - - - 5.2 4.8 - - 11.4 43.4 0.4 0.2 - 3.0 - - - 2.2 11.6 0.4
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2)






- - - - - - - 5.0 - - - 5.0 32.0 - - - 0.5 - - - - 13.5 11.5
Seven Hills (Collins St)













8.6


7.6 33.8
1.0





14.4 7.2
St Clair (Juba Close) - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - 3.0 27.0 1.0 - - 2.0 - - - - 12.0 6.0
Toongabbie Bowling Club - - 2.5 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - 5.5 0.5 - - 5.5 32.5 0.5 0.5 - 0.5 - - - - 3.5 18.5
Toongabbie Ck (Redbank Road (Toongabbee - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.5 0.5 - - 5.0 27.0 1.5 0.5 - 1.0 - - - - 10.0 13.0
West Pennant Hills (Cumberland S F Alert - - 1.5 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - 4.5 - - - 6.0 37.0 0.5 0.5 - 2.0 - - - - 16.5 26.0
Willmot (Resolution Ave) - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 15.0 1.0 - - 6.0 7.0 - - - 3.0 - - - - 12.0 4.0
Windsor SWC (Hawkesbury River) - - - - 1.0 - - - - - -


















Illawarra (68)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Camden Airport AWS - - 0.4 - - -
- - - - - - - 8.6 0.6 - - 1.8 12.4 - - 0.2 0.4 - - - 0.6 15.0 4.0
Camden Valley Golf Resort 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16.0 - - - 2.0 14.0 - 1.0 - - - - - - 8.0 8.0
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - 3.0 15.0 - 2.0 - - - - - - 9.0 9.0
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 2.6 2.2 0.4 - 2.8 15.2 - 0.6 0.2 1.2 - -
0.4
5.6
Rossmore (South Creek) 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - - - 1.0 11.0 25.0

Daily maximum temperature


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-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 °C difference from average

Central Tablelands (South) (63)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Springwood Bowling Club 19.022.928.618.123.030.523.524.025.125.524.427.728.634.021.222.019.221.922.025.328.117.819.624.021.218.026.524.427.226.3
Metropolitan (East) (66)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Bankstown Airport AWS 21.221.230.120.022.931.024.424.524.025.124.728.528.234.824.722.222.325.426.329.130.121.919.523.822.321.627.026.824.326.2
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 21.022.830.218.922.129.923.925.123.524.823.927.026.429.922.221.420.424.323.928.629.321.019.221.620.520.925.125.522.024.6
Holsworthy Control Range 21.521.429.720.322.831.424.724.024.925.824.429.028.034.224.621.921.824.524.529.029.319.620.622.120.627.026.324.526.8
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 21.620.830.019.023.232.025.022.823.824.823.828.627.234.623.023.020.624.724.628.929.520.120.022.821.719.827.024.323.027.3
Riverview Observatory 35.023.930.017.821.429.625.123.522.929.021.721.720.323.823.928.028.921.420.720.324.724.124.323.7
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 21.223.130.319.021.030.324.125.223.023.323.124.624.927.023.122.420.923.422.127.627.720.619.722.321.821.823.624.623.324.9
Sydney Airport AMO 20.224.131.219.922.630.023.726.123.124.623.426.727.229.620.520.321.324.723.529.729.221.918.619.919.622.625.926.920.825.8
Sydney Olympic Park (Sydney Olympic Pk A 20.923.531.119.823.132.225.925.424.725.324.829.227.932.422.421.820.924.923.829.030.220.819.323.121.020.626.325.222.724.9
Terrey Hills AWS 20.023.028.717.022.429.223.624.122.923.121.925.225.028.920.421.019.022.421.625.727.119.217.720.719.720.624.222.221.522.6
Metropolitan (West) (67)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Badgerys Creek AWS 19.921.530.421.122.431.826.023.926.327.525.929.829.835.923.922.422.125.524.629.029.920.020.125.423.120.929.225.926.027.6
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 20.422.729.319.221.731.825.223.925.425.925.229.328.535.124.322.620.824.125.728.128.619.319.824.221.919.327.425.124.427.5
Liverpool (Michael Wenden Centre) 21.522.230.621.522.831.825.624.525.526.025.029.928.535.524.822.821.624.225.129.429.820.721.325.022.321.027.526.225.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 21.524.530.820.922.332.725.624.627.228.527.130.130.436.524.224.620.624.425.428.429.120.121.626.524.220.828.825.327.328.1
Prospect Reservoir 21.323.530.020.023.031.525.624.726.326.425.129.828.835.824.723.020.824.925.029.329.620.520.424.321.721.028.025.024.228.4
Richmond RAAF 21.324.321.530.723.824.225.226.225.328.528.335.023.122.819.622.224.526.927.818.620.524.021.918.927.323.025.826.1
Illawarra (68)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Camden Airport AWS 22.121.929.621.622.225.123.225.727.125.730.029.335.925.021.121.724.524.329.329.519.120.325.722.520.428.525.527.627.3
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 21.822.029.621.022.231.324.723.725.826.826.129.629.235.124.621.222.525.323.929.329.018.819.425.322.020.127.925.227.6

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Springwood Bowling Club 15.012.914.913.311.012.112.815.110.315.613.313.113.716.118.514.411.411.214.515.213.714.28.310.612.711.612.717.516.911.0
Metropolitan (East) (66)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Bankstown Airport AWS 17.715.715.815.413.611.512.916.012.016.112.213.213.917.017.916.913.812.116.516.313.614.611.912.613.716.113.716.218.413.1
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.216.316.115.012.811.213.716.615.116.312.213.214.117.618.117.014.512.616.816.213.717.511.613.614.916.313.916.718.213.5
Holsworthy Control Range 16.714.914.913.112.79.612.714.911.715.011.012.213.415.618.116.113.511.316.415.712.614.011.611.914.714.015.318.111.8
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 16.415.616.615.013.012.517.815.512.415.312.113.014.316.218.317.113.312.314.216.411.713.014.515.613.016.718.415.4
Riverview Observatory 16.416.514.713.514.215.413.013.714.717.517.014.213.416.516.715.011.214.315.014.517.018.713.7
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 18.017.517.215.514.515.216.018.416.617.415.916.419.019.218.517.215.516.217.017.316.717.912.213.615.516.415.919.519.315.0
Sydney Airport AMO 18.017.517.014.813.715.216.318.616.618.715.916.517.919.217.817.316.215.917.217.216.918.511.913.215.616.915.818.918.014.8
Sydney Olympic Park (Sydney Olympic Pk A 17.816.516.915.314.514.815.218.215.018.214.916.317.018.418.217.214.714.716.816.916.617.712.113.715.316.615.718.619.114.4
Terrey Hills AWS 15.915.315.913.012.114.414.117.214.915.412.713.916.317.017.815.612.814.615.315.914.616.110.011.013.713.214.717.918.112.5
Metropolitan (West) (67)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Badgerys Creek AWS 16.614.314.312.012.58.912.114.69.115.411.313.410.915.319.016.012.111.216.015.611.014.610.79.914.214.012.314.717.910.9
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 16.514.715.613.212.611.113.516.111.614.912.314.314.116.118.415.613.012.115.915.613.416.911.510.213.514.012.216.218.011.7
Liverpool (Michael Wenden Centre) 17.215.215.513.913.410.211.815.210.415.511.213.712.816.019.015.612.611.316.516.212.916.612.510.714.215.313.215.518.412.3
Penrith Lakes AWS 17.015.215.715.413.311.414.816.011.516.914.614.714.317.120.317.513.812.816.416.914.316.410.013.215.113.314.717.218.913.1
Prospect Reservoir 17.215.215.714.612.711.713.315.812.214.511.913.714.216.218.816.013.612.016.116.013.616.811.512.014.514.613.316.418.212.2
Richmond RAAF 16.714.915.98.411.414.57.614.79.813.311.314.919.015.113.010.415.415.911.815.810.79.414.213.012.915.617.211.3
Illawarra (68)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Camden Airport AWS 16.514.814.112.112.08.014.28.216.011.613.611.917.518.916.013.011.216.115.411.312.611.112.214.214.412.614.718.111.7
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 15.414.214.711.911.88.810.713.69.414.711.312.711.815.118.214.912.811.715.915.111.812.610.511.013.213.915.012.0

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am 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.

Averages are long-term means 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 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Further information

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