Wednesday, 1 April 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in March 2009
Dry and Warm March for NSW

  • Above average statewide maximum temperatures.
  • Below average statewide rainfall.
  • 8th consecutive March with below average rainfall.
  • 6th consecutive March with above average maximums.
  • 13th highest March on record for average maximum temperatures.

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.

Rainfall

The NSW statewide average rainfall for March was 30 mm, which is below the historical average of 54 mm. The northern inland, areas in the northwest as well as the central and southern coastal strip of NSW and Riverina recorded below average rainfall. An area in the Lower Western district - particularly west of Ivanhoe including parts of the northern inland as well as a small strip on the North Coast received above average rainfall for the month. The remainder of the state was close to average. The rainfall that fell in the Lower Western district was caused by a thunderstorm which developed due to an inland trough on the 10th of the month. The above average rainfall recorded on the North Coast was caused by a low pressure trough during the last three days of the month.

The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) recorded a basin wide average of 19 mm, which is below the historical average of 44 mm.

Some sites had their lowest total March rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

The average maximum temperature for the state was 29.7°C which is 1.1°C above the historical average of 28.6°C. This is the 6th consecutive March with above average temperatures and the 13th highest on record. All of the state recorded above average maximum temperatures with an area in the northwest of NSW recording up to 3°C above the historical average. The central and southern coast also recorded temperatures 1 - 2°C above the historical average. This is due to the mostly cloudless days experienced in these areas which is consistent with the below average rainfall in these areas.

The average minimum temperature for the state was 15.2°C which equals the historical average. The majority of the state was within a degree of the historical average for over night temperatures. A small area in the far northwest recorded minimum temperatures 1°C above the historical average, with two smaller areas in the northern inland being 1°C below the historical average.

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

Some sites had their lowest March temperature on record.

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

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

 

Other phenomena

Above average rainfall between the 29th and 31st of the month caused flooding in areas on the Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers with major flooding in Coffs Harbour and Bellingen. This was caused by a low pressure trough which produced the heaviest falls on the last day of the month with the highest 24 hour total recorded at Dorrigo on the 31st at 225 mm.

Further information

Agata Imielska
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email climate.nsw@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
44.7°C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 3rd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
34.6°C at Tibooburra Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
14.1°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
4.5°C at Thredbo AWS on the 15th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−7.0°C at Perisher Valley Ski Centre on the 6th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
1.8°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
20.5°C at Lord Howe Island Aero
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
26.8°C at Tibooburra Airport on the 3rd
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
425.8 mm at Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
225.0 mm at Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) on the 31st
Highest wind gust
96 km/h at Murrurundi Gap AWS on the 31st

Records



Record lowest total March rainfall
Total rainfall
for March 2009 (mm)
Previous lowest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Tibooburra Post Office 0.0 = 0.0 in 2003 121 23.0
Baradine Forestry 0.0 = 0.0 in 1995 65 45.6


Record highest March daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in March 2009 (°C)
Previous highest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Mungindi Post Office 26.6 on the 4th 26.0 on the 5th in 1980 44 17.5



Record lowest March temperature
Lowest temperature
in March 2009 (°C)
Previous lowest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Perisher Valley Ski Centre −7.0 on the 6th −5.5 on the 5th in 1984 33 3.3



Summaries

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Summary statistics for March 2009
Maximum temperatures
for March
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for March
(°C)
Rainfall
for March
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2009
Diff
from
average
Highest for
March
2009
Mean for
March
2009
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
March
2009
Total for
March
2009
Average
for
March
Rank of
March
2009
Fraction of
March
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 32.3   42.6 3rd 17.1   13.2 18th 17.4
Tibooburra Airport 34.5 +1.8 44.1 3rd 20.1 +0.5 14.4 16th 0.4 10.3 average 4%
Tibooburra Post Office 34.6 +2.5 44.7 3rd 20.3 +1.7 14.3 16th 0 23.0 lowest 0%
White Cliffs AWS 32.9   44.3 3rd 18.9   14.2 16th 10.4
White Cliffs Post Office 33.2 +1.6 43.5 3rd 17.2 0.0 12.4 15th 10.6 22.5 average 47%
Wilcannia 31.8 +0.5 43.7 3rd 16.8 +0.5 9.7 28th 36.4 22.4 high 163%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 32.1   44.1 3rd 16.9   10.9 28th 26.4 11.3 very high 234%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 29.9 +1.0 40.7 3rd 15.8 +0.2 10.4 15th 11.4 19.5 average 58%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 30.0 +0.9 40.5 3rd 15.4 +0.3 11.0 15th 9.0 18.3 average 49%
Lake Victoria Storage 29.1 +0.7 37.2 21st 13.7 −0.2 8.4 18th 8.2 13.3 average 62%
Menindee Post Office 31.2 +0.5 43.1 3rd 15.6 +0.4 10.5 28th 34.2 17.6 high 194%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 30.6   40.4 3rd 15.2   9.4 19th 25.2 17.7 high 142%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 32.5   40.6 3rd 18.0   12.2 16th 15.2 35.0 average 43%
Brewarrina Hospital 33.0 +0.6 40.3 3rd 17.4 0.0 9.6 16th 0.8 39.2 low 2%
Cobar Airport AWS 31.5 +1.0 39.2 3rd 17.1 +1.0 9.3 16th 19.4 26.5 average 73%
Cobar MO 31.4 +1.4 38.9 3rd 17.8 +0.7 9.2 16th 9.8 34.3 average 29%
Collarenebri 33.4 +1.4 39.0 3rd 17.7 +0.3 10.5 8th 1.7 48.6 low 3%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 33.3 +0.9 40.0 3rd 18.9 +0.3 12.5 7th 37.1 44.0 average 84%
Wanaaring Post Office 34.0 +1.4 42.9 3rd 17.6 +0.2 12.7 7th 6.8 26.3 average 26%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 28.9 −0.4 37.4 3rd 13.5 −0.1 7.6 28th 15.4 21.8 average 71%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 29.8   41.5 3rd 16.7   11.8 28th 44.0 21.0 high 210%
Ivanhoe Post Office 30.8 0.0 42.0 3rd 15.3 +0.6 9.0 28th 47.8 27.6 high 173%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 29.9 +0.4 36.5 24th 15.7 +1.0 9.4 7th 29.0 37.0 average 78%
Condobolin Airport AWS 29.7 +0.4 36.3 24th 15.4 +1.0 9.5 7th 0.6 20.8 very low 3%
Peak Hill Post Office 30.4 +1.0 35.7 1st 17.3 +1.0 10.2 17th 7.6 49.2 low 15%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 29.1   35.5 24th 14.7   9.4 18th 23.8 17.5 average 136%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 30.3 −0.9 34.4 26th 15.8 −0.9 10.2 6th 13.4 38.3 average 35%
Coonamble Comparison 30.6 −0.8 34.8 3rd 16.3 −0.1 10.6 17th 14.2 44.3 average 32%
Nyngan Airport 31.3 +0.8 36.4 3rd 17.1 +0.8 11.9 6th 9.0 40.9 low 22%
Trangie Research Station AWS 30.6 +1.3 35.4 26th 15.8 +0.2 9.1 16th 5.0 46.1 low 11%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 34.4 +2.5 39.6 3rd 17.9 +0.4 10.2 18th 0.6 49.9 very low 1%
Walgett Airport AWS 31.6 −0.1 36.9 3rd 15.8 −0.7 9.2 16th 3.8 27.1 low 14%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 31.5 +0.5 35.5 1st 16.1 −0.7 10.5 6th 1.6 49.2 very low 3%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 30.3 +1.4 33.5 1st 11.7 −1.0 6.5 17th 8.6 54.1 low 16%
Narrabri Airport AWS 31.6   35.7 1st 15.7   9.6 7th 13.2
Pindari Dam 29.6 +0.6 33.6 1st 14.5 −0.2 9.0 5th 28.9 61.3 average 47%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 31.1   34.1 26th 14.4   7.0 6th 0
Gunnedah Pool 30.9 +0.2 34.2 31st 16.6 +0.7 10.0 5th 12.4 47.9 low 26%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 29.8 +0.7 33.4 4th 16.8 +0.2 11.2 6th 9.0 41.2 low 22%
Quirindi Post Office 30.1 +0.9 34.0 4th 13.6 +0.1 7.2 6th 22.0 53.0 average 42%
Tamworth Airport AWS 29.9 +0.8 33.4 4th 13.3 −0.8 6.0 6th 13.2 39.5 low 33%
Woolbrook 25.3 +0.5 29.6 4th 9.3 −0.4 1.5 6th 25.9 51.7 average 50%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale 23.7 −0.1 29.0 4th 9.7 −0.6 3.2 17th 46.2 72.4 average 64%
Armidale Airport AWS 23.0 −0.1 28.9 4th 10.9 −0.2 6.1 17th 42.6 58.6 average 73%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 23.6 +0.6 27.5 4th 11.1 −0.2 6.0 6th 45.5 70.8 average 64%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 23.7 −0.5 27.6 4th 10.4 0.0 3.8 6th 54.4 72.7 average 75%
Glen Innes Post Office 24.5 +0.6 28.0 1st 12.3 +0.8 7.5 6th 52.8 71.3 average 74%
Guyra Hospital 22.2 +1.0 26.7 4th 9.1 −0.8 4.9 5th 31.0 67.4 average 46%
Inverell 28.9 +0.6 32.0 4th 10.9 −0.7 5.4 29th 34.8 70.4 average 49%
Inverell Research Centre 28.4 +1.4 31.6 4th 13.9 −0.5 7.7 17th 32.6 66.9 average 49%
Tenterfield 24.5 −0.2 31.0 1st 12.0 −0.5 5.0 26th 78.5 79.1 average 99%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam 24.9 +0.4 32.8 1st 15.6 −0.2 13.2 6th 117.4 149.0 average 79%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 26.1 +0.3 34.5 1st 18.5 +0.2 15.5 6th 363.4 264.7 average 137%
Ballina Airport AWS 27.7 +0.9 35.6 1st 18.3 +0.3 13.3 26th 369.0 221.7 high 166%
Byron Bay 26.4   30.1 1st 20.0   17.1 17th 0
Casino Airport 28.4 −0.6 36.0 1st 17.6 +0.4 13.0 26th 160.2 147.9 average 108%
Casino Airport AWS 27.8 −0.4 35.5 1st 17.2 −0.1 12.3 26th 177.6 112.4 high 158%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 26.9 +0.3 37.3 1st 18.8 +0.1 16.0 17th 253.0 184.6 high 137%
Grafton Airport AWS 28.0   34.1 1st 16.8   12.0 6th 192.4
Grafton Olympic Pool 28.4 +0.2 35.7 1st 17.7 −0.3 13.8 6th 157.2 131.2 high 120%
Grafton Research Stn 27.7 0.0 34.8 1st 17.6 +0.6 14.2 6th 178.0 124.5 high 143%
Lismore 28.0   35.9 1st 18.0   14.7 26th 227.5
Lismore Airport AWS 28.3   35.9 1st 16.7   11.5 25th 251.0
Murwillumbah 28.0 −0.2 35.5 1st 18.1 −0.1 13.6 26th 157.6 211.2 average 75%
Yamba Pilot Station 27.0 +1.0 30.5 1st 19.6 +0.4 16.0 6th 245.2 183.9 high 133%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 26.5 +0.6 30.4 4th 18.0 −0.1 13.8 6th 199.0 239.5 average 83%
Dorrigo 22.7 +0.4 30.2 1st 13.1 −0.2 8.2 6th 425.8 364.6 average 117%
Kempsey 27.7 0.0 32.0 1st 17.0 +0.5 12.0 5th 183.2 151.8 average 121%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.1   31.6 15th 16.3   11.0 5th 168.8
South West Rocks 26.8 +0.7 29.5 1st 19.0 +0.2 16.0 5th 198.0 185.9 average 107%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 25.9 +0.6 29.5 3rd 16.9 −0.6 13.4 18th 71.6 150.3 low 48%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.3 0.0 29.4 4th 16.3 −0.4 12.1 5th 209.6 168.8 average 124%
Taree Airport AWS 26.9 +0.1 31.0 4th 16.3 0.0 13.0 6th 81.8 153.8 low 53%
Yarras 26.8 0.0 31.2 15th 15.9 +0.4 11.7 6th 291.0 214.6 high 136%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 28.7 +1.3 35.0 26th 15.2 −0.3 9.4 17th 33.8 85.8 low 39%
Cessnock Airport AWS 27.8 +0.8 33.6 25th 14.0 −0.3 7.6 17th 40.6 67.6 average 60%
Cooranbong 26.7   31.4 15th 14.7   8.8 17th 50.6
Gosford 26.3 +0.4 30.8 26th 14.7 −0.6 9.4 17th 80.6 150.4 average 54%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 28.8 −0.1 35.6 26th 15.2 +0.3 9.2 7th 48.4 58.1 average 83%
Lostock Dam 27.3 +0.8 32.6 26th 15.2 −0.2 11.0 6th 82.4 122.8 average 67%
Maitland Visitors Centre 27.9 +0.5 32.5 26th 14.2 −1.7 9.8 17th 50.2 95.3 low 53%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 25.8 +1.5 32.5 25th 14.7 −0.3 9.2 17th 37.0 121.6 low 30%
Merriwa 28.3   34.4 26th 12.9   6.7 7th 7.2 44.0 low 16%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 24.7   29.2 24th 13.5   9.0 5th 55.8
Murrurundi Post Office 27.3 −0.4 32.2 4th 10.7 −1.9 5.0 6th 50.6 60.9 average 83%
Nelson Bay 26.3 +0.3 28.0 3rd 19.4 +2.4 16.5 6th 37.2 118.5 low 31%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.7 0.0 29.6 15th 18.9 +0.6 15.1 17th 48.6 120.3 low 40%
Newcastle University 27.4   32.0 15th 17.2   12.2 5th 56.2 112.7 low 50%
Norah Head AWS 25.5 +1.0 29.0 3rd 19.1 +0.5 15.2 5th 49.6 103.3 very low 48%
Paterson 28.4 +1.5 33.0 25th 15.5 −0.1 11.1 6th 69.2 119.2 average 58%
Peats Ridge 26.0 +1.5 32.6 26th 14.8 +0.3 9.4 5th 37.0 139.6 low 27%
Scone Airport AWS 28.2 +0.5 33.8 25th 13.0 −1.0 7.2 6th 22.2 45.4 average 49%
Singleton STP 28.1   34.5 26th 14.2   9.0 17th 52.6
Williamtown RAAF 27.0 +0.8 32.2 26th 15.4 −0.9 11.3 29th 51.4 120.6 low 43%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 28.1 +0.7 33.9 24th 13.8 +0.2 7.3 7th 30.1 54.1 average 56%
Mudgee Airport AWS 27.3 +0.7 32.7 25th 11.8 −0.3 3.8 7th 22.8 46.0 average 50%
Nullo Mountain AWS 21.0 +1.0 27.0 25th 11.4 +0.2 5.6 6th 34.8 71.3 low 49%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 26.0 +1.4 31.0 25th 10.3 −0.5 3.7 6th 25.0 49.0 average 51%
Bathurst Airport AWS 25.6 +1.0 30.6 24th 10.6 +0.4 4.4 6th 24.2 34.8 average 70%
Cowra Research Centre 28.6 +1.2 33.4 24th 14.6 +0.6 8.1 6th 51.3 46.4 average 111%
Katoomba 22.1 +1.8 28.8 25th 12.6 +1.2 7.1 6th 67.8 165.5 low 41%
Lithgow 23.0   29.0 25th 10.1   2.6 6th 28.1 72.7 low 39%
Mount Boyce AWS 21.8 +1.5 27.9 25th 11.6 +0.5 6.0 6th 34.2 92.4 low 37%
Oberon 21.9 +0.4 27.3 25th 9.3 +0.4 2.3 6th 28.2 64.6 low 44%
Orange Agricultural Institute 23.3 +0.6 28.9 22nd 10.9 +0.4 4.0 6th 50.4 56.8 average 89%
Orange Airport AWS 23.4 +0.3 27.4 24th 9.4 −0.1 0.0 6th 62.8 48.5 average 129%
Orange Airport Comparison 23.3 +0.8 27.2 24th 10.1 +0.5 1.8 16th 51.8 50.5 average 103%
Springwood Bowling Club 25.5   31.0 24th 15.2   10.2 6th 60.0 125.7 average 48%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 28.3 +0.1 33.0 26th 10.5 −1.3 4.2 7th 2.6 61.5 very low 4%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 26.9   31.5 26th 14.8   9.4 6th 47.0
Dunedoo Post Office 29.6 +1.2 35.7 24th 14.0 −0.3 6.3 7th 14.2 52.4 low 27%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 28.9   34.3 24th 13.1   6.5 7th 36.6
Cowra Airport Comparison 28.8 +0.6 34.1 24th 13.6 +1.2 8.0 7th 40.6 38.9 average 104%
Dubbo Airport AWS 30.0 +1.3 34.6 24th 14.6 +0.4 7.3 16th 16.2 47.2 low 34%
Forbes Airport AWS 29.6 0.0 35.1 24th 14.2 +0.2 8.2 7th 51.8 30.9 high 168%
Parkes 29.4 +0.9 34.5 24th 15.7 +0.7 8.0 7th 46.8 46.5 average 101%
Parkes Airport AWS 28.4 −0.4 34.0 24th 13.8 0.0 7.0 16th 55.2 41.2 average 134%
Wellington 29.5 +0.1 34.0 24th 14.4 +0.5 6.8 6th 21.4 48.8 average 44%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 26.8 +0.6 32.3 26th 16.2 +0.1 11.1 6th 78.6 97.6 average 81%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.3 +0.5 32.0 26th 16.1 −0.3 10.9 17th 72.8 57.6 average 126%
Holsworthy Control Range 27.3 +1.1 32.5 26th 15.3 −0.2 9.8 6th 35.6 57.0 low 62%
Parramatta North 27.0 +0.8 33.2 25th 16.2 +0.4 10.8 17th 79.2 107.5 average 74%
Riverview Observatory 26.1 +0.9 29.9 26th 16.3 +0.2 11.4 17th 75.8 126.1 average 60%
Sydney 25.4 +0.7 27.7 19th 18.9 +1.4 14.4 6th 60.6 129.4 low 47%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.2 +1.0 30.9 26th 18.7 +1.3 14.1 6th 49.6 115.4 low 43%
Sydney Olympic Park 27.4 +1.0 32.9 26th 17.8 +0.2 13.9 6th 71.8 64.4 high 111%
Terrey Hills AWS 24.9   29.5 26th 16.8   11.9 6th 117.6
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 27.1 +0.5 33.1 25th 14.6 −0.3 8.6 6th 74.8 67.2 high 111%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 26.9 +0.2 32.4 25th 15.6 −0.3 10.3 6th 53.8 68.0 average 79%
Liverpool 27.5   33.0 25th 15.4   9.5 6th 59.2
Penrith Lakes AWS 27.9 +0.4 34.2 25th 16.3 −0.3 10.9 6th 46.0 65.8 average 70%
Prospect Reservoir 27.7 +1.5 33.5 25th 15.7 −0.4 10.2 6th 54.1 95.8 average 56%
Richmond RAAF 27.4 +0.6 34.2 25th 15.4 −0.1 9.8 6th 70.2 67.9 average 103%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 25.5   29.0 26th 15.1   10.0 6th 39.8 72.7 low 55%
Bellambi AWS 23.9 0.0 26.4 22nd 18.4 +0.4 13.3 6th 21.8 79.8 very low 27%
Bowral 23.6 +1.2 29.9 25th 12.8 +1.3 7.5 6th 29.6 91.0 low 33%
Camden Airport AWS 27.8 +1.0 33.1 26th 14.5 −0.2 7.9 6th 41.0 84.6 low 48%
Campbelltown 28.1   34.1 25th 14.3   8.3 17th 28.0
Jervis Bay 24.2   29.6 26th 17.6   13.8 17th 30.6
Kiama 23.8   25.7 20th 17.9   13.8 6th 48.6
Moss Vale AWS 23.8   30.4 25th 11.9   5.1 6th 29.4
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 26.6   33.5 26th 14.7   11.0 29th 33.4
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 24.8 +0.5 33.3 26th 14.0 +0.1 7.4 16th 59.2 64.8 average 91%
Bega AWS 26.6 +2.2 33.2 14th 12.3 −0.3 5.6 16th 15.8 52.1 low 30%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 25.1 +2.3 31.9 25th 9.9 +0.2 2.2 17th 21.8 41.9 low 52%
Green Cape AWS 23.1   26.1 23rd 16.4   11.5 16th 9.2 35.0 low 26%
Merimbula Airport AWS 23.7 +0.4 27.0 21st 13.1 +0.1 7.0 16th 18.6 46.7 low 40%
Montague Island Lighthouse 22.2 −0.2 30.4 26th 17.3 +0.3 13.4 6th 20.0 99.9 very low 20%
Moruya Airport AWS     26.0 23rd 13.4   6.0 16th 16.0 58.6 very low 27%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.2 −0.2 33.0 26th 15.5 +0.3 9.9 16th 18.2 106.5 low 17%
Narooma RVCP 23.0 +0.2 31.8 26th 15.9 +0.7 10.8 16th 32.1 103.6 low 31%
Nerriga Composite 25.1 +2.3 33.0 25th 10.1 −0.4 0.9 16th 11.6 74.5 very low 16%
Ulladulla AWS 23.3 0.0 33.7 26th 16.6 +0.5 13.4 29th 18.0 89.7 very low 20%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala 24.9 +2.3 31.0 23rd 8.3 −0.2 2.7 7th 51.4 58.2 average 88%
Bombala AWS 23.6 +1.9 30.4 24th 8.7 +0.4 2.4 18th 14.4 40.1 low 36%
Canberra Airport 26.7 +2.2 31.9 24th 11.8 +1.1 3.9 17th 9.8 50.2 low 20%
Canberra Airport Comparison 27.1   32.4 24th 11.1   3.6 17th 10.0
Cooma Airport AWS 24.2 +1.8 28.5 24th 7.9 +0.6 0.7 17th 13.4 38.4 low 35%
Cooma Visitors Centre 25.1 +1.2 29.8 24th 7.3 −0.7 1.3 17th 11.6 56.2 very low 21%
Goulburn Airport AWS 25.7 +2.0 32.4 24th 9.7 −0.1 1.1 6th 6.4 27.1 low 24%
Goulburn TAFE 25.7 +1.7 31.8 25th 11.4 +0.2 4.4 6th 8.8 52.6 very low 17%
Mount Ginini AWS 17.4   21.0 24th 7.0   0.8 5th 15.8
Taralga Post Office 24.8 +2.3 30.9 24th 9.8 0.0 1.4 6th 27.0 65.3 average 41%
Tuggeranong 26.6 +1.0 31.7 24th 11.7 +0.6 3.7 17th 8.6 30.5 low 28%
Yass 27.2 +1.5 32.3 24th 11.7 +0.6 5.6 6th 11.6 46.5 low 25%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 15.9 +1.2 20.0 21st 1.8 −0.7 −4.0 7th 39.6 132.4 low 30%
Thredbo AWS 14.1 +0.6 18.2 20th 4.6 −0.2 −1.7 6th 49.2 106.7 low 46%
Thredbo Village 19.3 +1.2 23.7 23rd 4.7 +0.2 −3.0 6th 54.1 103.2 average 52%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 28.3 +0.7 33.6 21st 12.7 +0.4 7.6 6th 24.0 21.9 average 110%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 18.4 +0.7 22.9 20th 8.8 +0.2 1.9 5th 52.0 65.4 low 80%
Hume Reservoir 28.2 +1.2 33.2 20th 14.3 +0.5 7.9 6th 30.8 42.7 average 72%
Khancoban AWS 28.2 +0.8 33.6 23rd 10.1 −0.3 3.8 6th 24.0 47.6 low 50%
Tumbarumba Post Office 26.4 +1.3 30.5 21st 8.9 +0.2 2.5 6th 46.6 65.5 average 71%
Wagga Wagga AMO 29.1 +1.4 33.7 21st 13.9 +0.6 7.3 6th 14.0 40.4 average 35%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 28.7 +2.8 33.5 20th 14.4 +1.1 7.2 17th 16.9 57.3 low 29%
Cootamundra Airport 27.9 +0.3 33.3 24th 12.9 +0.9 6.0 6th 21.4 33.6 average 64%
Grenfell 28.0 +0.1 33.4 24th 15.0 +1.6 8.5 6th 56.2 47.2 high 119%
Gundagai 28.9 +0.8 34.2 23rd 13.9 +0.8 7.3 17th 11.0 33.5 low 33%
Quandialla Post Office 29.9 +0.9 35.5 24th 14.7 +1.0 7.8 16th 35.0 43.3 average 81%
Temora Airport 29.0   34.9 24th 13.5   6.5 7th 16.0
Wyalong Post Office 29.7 +0.9 35.6 24th 15.5 +1.1 10.5 6th 31.0 35.9 average 86%
Young Airport 27.9 +0.5 33.6 24th 12.0 +1.2 4.6 6th 33.6 28.4 high 118%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 28.4 +0.5 34.0 21st 13.2 +0.6 8.0 6th 21.8 36.0 average 61%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 28.5 −0.3 35.6 21st 13.3 +0.2 6.7 18th 10.6 13.9 average 76%
Narrandera Airport 29.5 +1.2 34.6 22nd 14.1 +0.5 6.9 18th 16.2 28.8 average 56%
Narrandera Golf Club 29.0 +0.6 33.6 22nd 14.5 +0.4 7.3 18th 11.4 28.1 average 41%
Tocumwal Airport 28.6 +0.5 35.2 21st 13.6 0.0 8.4 29th 5.9 33.2 low 18%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 29.4   34.2 22nd 15.5   9.2 18th 2.6 21.0 low 12%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 29.4 +0.7 36.3 3rd 14.7 +0.6 8.0 6th 6.8 32.7 low 21%
Hay 29.3 +0.1 38.2 3rd 14.4 +0.7 7.9 18th 33.7 28.7 high 117%
Hay Airport AWS 29.3   38.5 3rd 14.4   8.0 28th 29.2
Hillston Airport 30.5 +1.3 39.5 3rd 15.3 +0.2 8.7 28th 8.2 31.0 average 26%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 29.8 −0.5 37.0 24th 16.3 +1.1 11.5 7th 14.1 34.5 average 41%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Wednesday 1 April 2009. 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

Agata Imielska
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email climate.nsw@bom.gov.au