Monday, 5 January 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for Sydney - Greater Sydney - Product code IDCKGC15L0

Average rainfall for coastal Sydney but wetter in the west

Summary

  • Close to average rainfall along coast, above average rainfall in the west
  • Wettest December in western Sydney since 1992
  • Slightly above average maximum temperatures
  • Above average minimum temperatures along coast, below average in the west
  • Close to average sunshine

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.

Rainfall

Most of the Greater Sydney area recorded above average rainfall during December except along the coast where close to average rainfall was recorded. Sydney Observatory Hill received a total of 54.2 mm, which is only 70% of the historical average of 77.9 mm. Although coastal Sydney recorded average or slightly below average rainfall during the month, suburbs away from the coast and the far west recorded above average rainfall, with some western suburbs recording their wettest December since 1992. The wettest suburb was Merrylands which recorded 121 mm for the month. Most of December's rain fell early in the month from thunderstorms on the 8th and from a low pressure system on the 13th.

There were 10 days of rain at Observatory Hill, which is slightly below the average of 11 days. Much of the month's rain fell on the 13th when a low pressure system passed over southern NSW causing heavy rain in the Sydney region. The heaviest falls were in the far west where Camden recorded 70 mm on the 13th, their wettest December day in 35 years of record. Some south-western suburbs also received heavy rain on the 8th from a thunderstorm causing flash flooding in the Bankstown-Panania area.

Between 80 and 100 mm of rain was recorded over the Warragamba Dam catchment during December, which is close to the historic average. Sydney's storage levels remained virtually unchanged during December at 63% of capacity. 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

Some sites had their highest December daily rainfall on record.

Temperatures

Most of Greater Sydney experienced slightly above average maximum temperatures during December, except for far western suburbs which recorded slightly below average maximum temperatures. Sydney Observatory Hill recorded an average maximum of 25.9 °C, which is 0.7 °C above the historical average of 25.2 °C. However, Richmond's average maximum of 27.1°C was 1.6°C below the historic average. Increased cloud and rain in western suburbs contributed to the lower average temperatures in the west.

The highest temperature at Observatory Hill during December was 34.8 °C on the 6th while the highest in the Sydney metropolitan area was 37.1 °C at Camden Airport AWS also on the 6th.

Average minimum temperatures across the Sydney region were generally slightly below the historic average except for coastal suburbs which recorded slightly above average minimum temperatures. The official site at Sydney Observatory Hill recorded an average of 18.1 °C, which is 0.6 °C above the historical average. This is the 12th consecutive December with above average minimum temperatures at Observatory Hill. However, Richmond in the far NW recorded an average minimum of 14.5 °C or 1.5 °C below the historic average and the lowest for December since 1996.

The lowest temperature at Observatory Hill during December was 14.3 °C on the 21st while the lowest in the Sydney metropolitan area was 8.4 °C at Richmond RAAF also on the 21st.

Wind

Prevailing winds in coastal Sydney were E-NE during December with the occasional southerly change. The highest wind gust was 80 km/h at Holsworthy on the 13th associated with a low pressure system over southern NSW. A similar gust of 80 km/h at Terrey Hills AWS on the 18th was associated with a southerly change.

Other phenomena

The average daily sunshine in Sydney during December was 8.0 hours per day, very close to the historic average of 7.9 hours per day. There were 3 days of thunderstorms in Sydney during the month, on the 8th, 18th and 27th, compared to the historic average of 4 storms. The most severe was on the 8th with very heavy rain in some southwestern suburbs causing local flash flooding. Bankstown recorded 25 mm in about half an hour with the highest fall from the storm recorded at Merrylands with 42mm.

King tides of up to 2.05 metres on 15 December combined with a heavy SE swell from a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea caused minor flooding in low lying areas of Tempe in Sydney's south and caused a harbour wall to collapse at Neutral Bay on the north shore.

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
37.1 °C at Camden Airport AWS on the 6th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
29.4 °C at Penrith AWS
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
25.8 °C at Terrey Hills AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
17.4 °C at Springwood on the 11th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
8.4 °C at Richmond RAAF on the 21st
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
14.2 °C at Campbelltown
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
18.1 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
21.2 °C at Sydney Airport on the 6th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
120.6 mm at Merrylands
Driest overall
Lowest total rainfall
48.0 mm at Mona Vale
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
70.4 mm at Camden Airport AWS on the 13th
Highest wind gust
80 km/h at Holsworthy on the 13th
80 km/h at Terrey Hills AWS on the 18th

Records

Record highest December daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in December 2008 (mm)
Previous highest
for December
Years of
record
Camden Airport AWS 70.4 on the 13th 53.6 on the 11th in 2004 35



Summaries

This table is very wide and may not fit if printed.

Summary statistics for December 2008
Maximum temperatures
for December
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for December
(°C)
Rainfall
for December
(millimetres)
Mean for
December
2008
Diff
from
average
Highest for
December
2008
Mean for
December
2008
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
December
2008
Total for
December
2008
Average
for
December
Rank of
December
2008
Fraction of
December
average
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 25.9 +0.7 34.8 6th 18.1 +0.6 14.3 21st 54.2 77.9 average 70%
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.6 +0.3 36.3 6th 16.2 -0.5 10.7 21st 109.0 67.8 high 161%
Camden Airport AWS 28.4 0.0 37.1 6th 14.7 -0.5 8.6 21st 107.2 55.2 high 194%
Parramatta 27.8 +0.4 34.0 6th 16.3 +0.1 10.5 21st 67.0 70.8 average 95%
Prospect Reservoir 28.6 +1.2 35.5 6th 15.8 -0.5 10.7 21st 71.5 75.1 average 95%
Richmond RAAF 27.1 -1.6 33.3 6th 14.5 -1.5 8.4 21st 63.4 62.6 average 101%
Springwood 27.5   34.2 6th 15.1   10.0 21st 82.2 102.7 average 80%
Terrey Hills* AWS 25.8   34.5 6th 16.2   11.3 21st 74.6

* new station, not historic averages available


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).
This table is very wide; you may have to scroll sideways to see all the days, and you may need to set the paper to 'landscape' to print.

Hunter (61) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Webbs Ck-Wisemans Ferry (Hawkesbury Rive - - - - - 0.2 - 2.8 14.2 - 1.6 2.8 26.8 0.2 0.2 - - - 0.2 0.2 - - - 11.0 2.2 - - 0.4 - 19.6 0.2
Central Tablelands (South) (63) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Glenbrook Bowling Club 0.4 - - - - 0.2 - 5.0 5.0 - 4.6 12.2 42.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.8 - 3.6 -
Sackville Ferry (Hawkesbury River) - - - - 0.2 2.4 - 0.2 10.8 - 5.0 10.4 33.2 - - - - - 2.0 - - - - 4.8 0.2 0.2 - 1.2 - 20.0 -
Springwood Bowling Club - - - 0.4 0.2 - 0.6 2.4 2.6 - 5.4 13.0 46.6 - - - - - - - - - - 2.4 1.8 - - 3.0 0.4 3.4 -
Valley Heights (Sun Valley Rd) - -
0.4 0.4 - 0.6 2.0 3.0 - 7.4 12.6 46.0 -







- 1.2 1.4

3.2 0.6 2.4
Winmalee (Pentlands Drive) - - - 0.6 - 0.1 0.6 0.8 7.8 - 7.8 12.8 46.2 - - - - - 0.6 - 0.4 - - 1.6 0.6 - - 3.6 1.0 2.6 -
Metropolitan (East) (66) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd) - - - - - - - 0.6 9.0 - 4.0 2.5 45.0 0.2 - - - - 1.6 - - - - 1.0 - - - 6.0 3.6 2.0 -
Ashfield Bowling Club









4.0 4.0 34.1









1.0


12.0


Auburn (Rosnay Golf Club) - - - - - - - 2.0 12.0 - 3.0 4.0 42.0 - - - - 1.0 - - - - - 6.0 - - - 6.0 9.0 1.0 -
Audley (Royal National Park) - - - - - - 1.0 5.0 4.0 - 4.0 5.0 62.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.0 - - -
Avalon (Wollstonecraft Ave) - - - - - - - 9.0 1.0 - 3.0 4.0 39.0 - - - - - - - - - - 7.0 - - - - - - -
Bankstown Airport AWS 0.2 - - - - - 0.4 4.0 25.0 0.2 2.0 4.0 54.0 - - - - - -
- - - 1.0 - - - 13.0 5.0 0.2 -
Belrose (Evelyn Place) - - - - - 1.0 - 6.8 1.0 - 9.4 3.8 38.8 - - - - - 1.0 - 1.4 - - 4.8 0.4 - - 2.0 0.4 0.8 -
Campbelltown (Ingleburn (Long Point)) - - - - - - 2.0 - - - 6.0 10.0


















Canterbury Racecourse AWS - - - - - - - 2.8 8.4 - 5.8 4.2 53.6 - - - - - 0.4 - - - - 0.8 - - - 5.0 - 3.6 -
Carlingford (Barellan St) - - - - - 0.2 - 9.6 4.4 - 7.6 4.6 36.2 0.2 - - - 2.4 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 2.8 3.6 5.2 -
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) - - - - - - - 1.0 1.0 - 8.5 1.5 - - - 35.0 - - 0.5 - - - - 6.0 - - - 4.0 1.2 - -
Centennial Park - - - - - - - 18.8 3.4 - 4.0 - 53.4 - - - - - 0.6 - 0.4 - 0.1 - - - - 8.0 - 0.2 -
Chatswood Bowling Club - - - - - - - - 4.0 - 5.0 5.0 32.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 8.0 - - - 3.0 1.0 1.0 -
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 1.0 - 31.4 - - - - - 1.2 - - - - 4.2 - - - 2.6 - - -
Concord Golf Club






0.8 11.6
4.2
45.8

















Cromer Golf Club - - - - - - - 7.4 - - 4.0 3.8 36.2 - - - - - 1.6 - 1.4 - - - 0.2 - - 1.2 - 0.4 -
Cronulla South Bowling Club






9.0 13.0
4.0 4.2 50.0

















Frenchs Forest (Frenchs Forest Rd) - - - - - 0.4 - 14.4 0.4 - 8.0 3.6 37.0 - - - - - 0.6 - 1.0 - - 3.6 0.2 - - 2.0 - 1.0 -
Glenfield (Harrow Road) - - - - - 0.4 1.2 - 1.6 - 3.0 4.8 54.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.6 0.2 - - »» »» »» 7.0
Granville Shell Refinery - - - - -


12.6 - 5.8 2.6 34.0 - - - - - 1.2 - - - - 12.0 - - -

1.0 -
Guildford (Woodville Golf Club) - - - - - - - 3.0 23.0 - 5.0 5.0 47.0 - - - - - - - - - - 10.0 - - - 5.0 16.0 1.0 -
Holsworthy Control Range - - - - - 0.2 1.0 0.4 - 0.2 2.2 4.0 52.8 - - - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - - 10.2 - 0.8 -
Ingleburn (Sackville Street) - - - - - 0.4 1.4 - - - 3.6 5.6 52.2 - - - - - - - - - - 2.4 - - - 11.2 - - -
Kurnell (Caltex Oil Refinery) - - - - »» »» »» 13.6 - 2.0 »» 53.0 - - - - - - - - »» »» »» »» »» »» »» 4.6 2.0 - -
Lidcombe (Carnarvon Golf Club) - - - - - - - 2.0 15.0 - 5.0 4.0 48.0 - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - 4.0 5.0 1.0 -
Little Bay (The Coast Golf Club) - - - - - - - 3.4 1.6 - 3.2 2.8 47.4 - - - - - 0.4 - 0.4 - - 0.2 - - - 6.4 - 0.2 -
Lucas Heights (ANSTO)





1.4
0.3
2.4 4.4 56.0

















Manley / Warringah (Allambie) - - - - - - - 3.5 - - 5.0 3.0 30.0 - - - - - - - - - - 8.0 - - - 0.5 - 0.5 -
Manley / Warringah (Belrose) 0.5 - - - - 0.5 - 11.0 0.5 - 9.0 3.5 37.0 - - - - - 0.5 - 2.0 - - 4.5 - - - 2.0 -
0.5
Marrickville Golf Club - - - - - - - 1.0 8.0 - 5.0 4.0 42.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9.0 - 4.0 -
Marsfield (Willandra Village) »» »» »» »» »» »» 16.6







2.0






4.0






Milperra Bridge (Georges River) - - - - - - - - 24.0 - 1.0 4.0 55.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.0 1.0 -
Mona Vale Golf Club - - - - - - - 12.0 1.0 - - 3.0 22.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 9.0 - - - - - - -
Newport Bowling Club - - - - - - - 14.6 - - 4.2 - 36.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Turramurra (Dryden Rd) - - - - - 0.2 0.2 0.8 5.6 - 6.8 5.0 37.6 - - - - - 1.2 - - - - 1.4 - - - 1.6 - 1.0 -
Oatley (Woronora Parade) - - - - - 0.4 0.6 1.0 24.8 - 1.8 4.6 58.0 - - - - - 0.2 - - - - 2.0 0.4 - - 4.0 - 1.4 -
Oyster Bay (Green Point) - - - - - - 1.0 1.0 23.0 - 4.8 8.0 56.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.4 - - 1.4 -
Palm Beach (Sunrise Road) - - - - 0.2 - 0.2 19.8 0.4 - 1.6 3.8 - - - - - - 2.0 - - - - 5.0 - - 0.2 - - - -
Parramatta (Erts)









- 4.0 39.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 5.0 - - - 1.0 6.0 1.0 -
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) - - - - 0.2 6.8 - 0.6 - - 6.4 5.0 35.0 - - - - - 1.6 - - - - 0.4 - - - 2.0 5.4 3.6 -
Pennant Hills (Yarrara Road) - - - - - - - 1.4 3.8 - 5.8 4.4 34.0 - - - - - 0.6 - - - - 1.8 0.4 - - 8.2 - 3.0 -
Potts Hill Reservoir - - - - - »» »» 2.0 18.0 - 4.6 4.6 »» »» 52.8 - - - - - - - - 2.2 »» »» »» »» 9.2 1.2 -
Pymble (Canisius College) - - - - - - 1.0 2.6 4.0 - 8.8 4.4 38.0 - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 0.4 - - 2.0 - 1.4 -
Randwick Bowling Club






12.0 4.4
4.4 4.0 54.0




2.0







9.6


Randwick Racecourse - - - - - - - 20.0 5.0 - 5.0 16.4 37.6 - - - - - 2.5 - - 2.0 2.0 - - - - - 8.0 - -
Revesby (Paten Street) - - - - - - 0.8 0.4 24.0 - 2.6 4.0 53.6 - - - - - - - - - - 0.6 0.4 - - 16.2 0.2 0.4 -
Riverview Observatory - - - - - - »» 0.6 6.8 - 5.4 4.4 36.0 - - - - - 1.4 - - - »» 1.8 0.2 - - 6.4 »» »» 2.2
Rookwood (Hawthorne Ave) - - - - - - - 1.2 11.2 - 5.0 5.4 47.6 - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - 5.2 3.2 - 1.8 -
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) - - - - - - - 7.6 3.8 - 3.0 3.2 37.8 - - - - - 1.2 - - - - 0.6 - - - 4.2 - 0.2 -
Sans Souci (Public School) - - - - - - - 3.0 13.0 1.0 3.0 5.0 52.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.0 - 1.0 -
St Ives (Richmond Avenue)





0.2 1.0 4.0
7.0 5.0 30.6
0.2 1.6



0.8

2.0
0.4
1.2
2.2 -
Strathfield Golf Club - - - - - - - - 9.0 - 5.0 5.0 45.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 1.0 2.0 -
Sydney (Observatory Hill) - - - - - - - 6.8 1.8 - 3.4 3.6 28.2 - - - - - 0.6 - 0.4 - - 0.4 - - - 7.0 - 2.0 -
Sydney Airport AMO - - - - - - - 2.6 3.2 - 4.0 4.0 42.8 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 8.8 - 1.6 -
Sydney Olympic Park (Sydney Olympic Pk A - - 2.6 1.6 2.8 0.2 - 2.8 16.0 3.0 6.2 4.2 43.2 - - - - 1.4 2.8 - - - - 4.6 - - - 5.2 4.8 2.2 -
Terrey Hills AWS - - - - - - - 7.8 1.2 - 5.8 4.0 41.8 - - - -
2.2 - 1.6 - - 8.2 0.2 - - 0.8 - 1.0 -
Turramurra (Kissing Point Road) - - - - 0.2 0.4 0.2 2.6 2.6 - 8.2 3.0 39.6 - - - - - 0.6 - - - - 2.8 0.4 - - 3.8 0.9 1.2 -
West Pymble (Wyuna Road) - - - - 0.2 - - - 3.8 - 12.6 9.8 36.6 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - 3.0 - - - 2.8 - 1.0 -
Metropolitan (West) (67) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Abbotsbury (Fairfield City Farm) - - - - - - - 18.0 24.0 - 2.0 6.0 49.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - 1.0 -
Badgerys Creek AWS 0.2 - - - 0.4 0.4 0.6 14.0 - - 2.4 8.0 65.0 -
- - - 0.2 - - - - 0.6 0.6 - - 0.8 - 2.0 -
Baulkham Hills (Swimming Pool ) - - - - - - - 3.5 7.0 13.5 6.0 4.0 31.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.5 - - - 1.0 0.5 2.0 -
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct




- - 1.0 10.5 2.0 5.5 4.0 32.5 0.5 -



- - - - - - - - 1.0 - 1.5 -
Berowra (Goodwyn Road)






7.8

26.6 4.8 39.2




1.8











Blacktown (Dog Pound) - - - - - - - 3.0 5.0 12.0 3.0 4.5 39.5 0.5 - - - - 0.5 - - - - - - - - 2.0 0.5 1.0 -
Box Hill (Hynds Road) - - - - - - - 4.0 17.0 - 6.0 6.0 35.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - 1.0 1.0 2.0 -
Bringelly (Maryland) - - - - - - 1.0 3.2 - - 3.8 6.6 55.8 - - - - - - - - - - 0.6 - - - 1.6 2.8 1.4 -
Canoelands (Canoelands) - - - - 1.0 - - 2.2 40.2 - 6.4 4.8 32.0 - 2.0 - - - 2.0 - - - - 5.8 0.4 - - 0.8 13.0 - -
Castle Hill (Kathleen Ave) - - - - - - - 3.4 12.6 - 4.2 4.4 33.3 - - - - - 0.6 - - - - 0.8 - - - 1.5 0.1 3.2 -
Fiddletown (Bloodwood Road) - - - - - - - 24.8 8.4 - - 9.2 36.6 - - - - - - - - - 10.6 - - - - 5.0 - - -
Galston (Rowland Village) - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.0 15.8 - - - - - 1.1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Glenmore Park (Cartwright Cl) - - - - - 0.2 0.4 3.2 8.6 - 2.2 6.4 36.2 - - - - - 0.2 - - - - 0.2 0.2 - - 1.0 0.2 1.6 -
Glenorie (Old Northern Rd) - - - - - - - 9.2 25.0 - 5.0 6.0 38.0 - - - - - 1.2 - - - - - - - - 12.2 - 8.2 -
Greystanes (Cumberland Golf Club) 0.5



- - 1.5 14.0 - 2.5 4.0 37.0 - - - - -

- - - - - - - 1.0 - 1.5 0.5
Gunderman (Wisemans Ferry Rd) - - - - 0.2 - - 0.4 10.6 - 2.4 5.2 27.4 - - - - - 2.0 - - - - 3.6 - - - 1.2 - 11.4 -
Hawkesbury River (Sackville Downstream) -
-
-

-
-
4.6

-
-
1.6

-
4.6
0.2

-
-
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS - - - - - 0.2 0.2 7.6 17.0 0.2 4.6 5.4 45.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 - 0.8 - 0.8 -
Kelso Ck (Kelso Creek U/S Levee (Georges - - - - - - 1.0 0.5 30.5 - 1.5 5.0 58.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 16.0 - - -
Kings Langley (NSW Soccer Federation) - - - - - - - 6.0 6.0 - 4.0 4.6 36.4 - - - - - - - - - - 0.5 - - - 1.5 0.5 1.0 -
Kings Langley (Solander Rd) - - - - 0.2 - - 2.0 13.2 - 6.6 4.6 36.4 - - - - - 1.6 - - - - 2.6 - - - 1.0 0.4 2.6 -
Liverpool (Michael Wenden Centre) - - - - - 0.4 1.0 14.8 6.6 - 3.4 5.6 57.8 - - - - - - - - - - 1.2 0.2 - - 6.2 6.4 1.2 -
Lower Portland (Hawkesbury River) - - - - - 0.4 - 0.6 15.0 - 7.4 8.6 29.8 - - - - - 1.2 - - - - 5.8 - 0.2 - 2.4 - 13.8 -
Maroota (Old Telegraph Road) - - - - - - - 9.6 - - 0.7 - 37.8 - - - - - - 2.0 - - - 7.4 - - 2.2 - - 28.0 -
Maroota (Tobruk) - - - - - - - - 10.0 - 4.0 9.0 27.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 9.0 1.0 - - 1.0 - 21.0 -
Merrylands (Welsford Street) - - - - - - - 1.2 42.2 - 6.4 4.4 47.4 - - - - - 2.6 - - - - 5.4 - - - »» 12.2 2.2 -
Merrylands West (Finlayson Creek) - - - - - - - 1.5 16.0 12.0 2.5 4.5 41.0 - - - - - 0.5 - - - - 3.0 - - - 2.5 8.0 1.0 -
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) - - - - - - - - 18.0 - 6.5 4.0 33.5 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - 1.5 5.5 2.5 -
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) - - - - - - - 2.5 5.5 - 9.5 2.0 19.5 - - - - - 0.5 - - - - - - - - 1.5 1.5 2.5 -
Northmead Bowling Club - - - - - - - - 12.0 - 6.0 4.0 33.5 0.5 - - - - 1.5 - 1.0 - - - - - - 1.0 8.0 2.0 -
Parramatta (Baulkham Hills West (Sierra - - - - - - - 3.0 13.5 11.5 5.5 4.5 33.5 0.5 - - - - 1.0 - - - - 0.5 - - - 0.5 - 1.5 -
Penrith Lakes AWS - - - - - 0.2 - 12.0 4.8 -
6.8 42.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.6 - - 1.8 - 1.4 0.2
Prospect Reservoir - - - - 0.2 - 0.4 2.6 12.8 - 4.0 4.8 41.2 - - - - - 1.3 - - - - - - - - 1.8 - 2.3 -
Richmond RAAF 0.2 - - 0.2 - 0.4 0.4 - 5.0
6.0 7.4 34.6 - - - - - - - - - - 6.8 0.2 - - 0.8 0.2 1.2 -
Schofields Boundary Rd - - - - 0.2 - 0.2 18.6 12.0 - 6.8 3.6 38.8 - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - 2.0 - 2.2 -
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) - - - - - - - 1.5 12.5 12.5 3.0 4.0 38.5 - - - - - 1.5 - - - - - - - - 1.5 - 1.5 -
Seven Hills (Collins St) - - - - - - - 4.2 13.4 - 6.6 4.8 37.6 - - - - - 1.6 - - - - 1.8 - - - - - 3.4 -
St Clair (Juba Close) - - - - - - - 3.0 16.0 - 3.0 6.0 39.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 3.0 - -
Toongabbie Bowling Club - - - - - - - 3.5 8.0 - 6.0 4.5 36.0 0.5 - 16.0 - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - 1.0 - 1.5 -
Toongabbie Ck (Redbank Road (Toongabbee - - - - - - - 0.5 20.0 1.0 6.0 4.0 36.5 - - - - - 1.5 - - - - - - - - 3.0 11.5 1.5 0.5
Wallacia Post Office - - - - - - 6.2 - - - 4.0 7.0 53.8 - - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - 1.2 - 1.8 -
West Pennant Hills (Cumberland S F Alert - - - - - - - 1.5 9.0 - 6.0 4.0 31.5 0.5 - - - - 0.5 - - - - 2.0 0.5 - - 3.0 - 3.5 -
Willmot (Resolution Ave) - - - - - - - 7.0 19.0 - 6.0 3.0 47.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 -
Windsor Bowling Club - - - - - - - 2.6 5.8 - 6.0 4.2 38.6 - - - - - - - - - - 4.4 - - - 1.1 - 2.2 -
Illawarra (68) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Camden (Brownlow Hill) - - - - 0.5 1.0 0.6 1.2 0.2 - 3.8 6.6 57.8 - - - - - - - - - - 0.6 0.2 - - 3.6 - 0.6 -
Camden Airport AWS - - - - - 1.2 1.0 0.4 - - 4.8 6.8 70.4 - - 0.2 - - - - - - - 5.2 - - - 17.0 - 0.2 -
Camden Valley Golf Resort - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 4.0 9.0 48.0 - - - - - - - - - - 7.0 - - - 8.0 - - -
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 6.0 5.0 55.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16.0 - - -
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) - - - - - 0.2 1.6 1.0 - -


0.2 - - - - - - - - -

0.2 - 15.0 0.2 0.2 -
Cawdor (Woodburn) - - - - - - - - - - 7.4 5.0 61.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18.8 - - -
Rossmore (South Creek) - - - - - - 1.0 5.0 - - 4.0 8.0 59.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 5.0 2.0 -

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 5 January 2009. 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