Friday, 1 May 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in April 2009
Cold Snap Brings Wintry Conditions

  • Heavy falls for the Mid North Coast.
  • Average to above average rainfall for the majority of the state.
  • Above average statewide minimum temperatures.
  • Average statewide maximum temperatures.

Rainfall

The NSW statewide rainfall for April was 50 mm, which is very close to the historical average of 48 mm. Above average falls were recorded along most of the NSW coast as well as Southern, Central and North West Slopes, Southern Tablelands, parts of the Riverina and two areas southwest and northwest of the state. An area stretching from Coffs Harbour southwards to the Hunter, including smaller areas in the southwest recorded very much above average rainfall. The remainder of the state was close to average. Major falls were recorded for areas on the Mid North Coast with totals between 400 to 600 mm for April, which was twice to almost three times the monthly historical average for some locations. Please see phenomena section for more detail.

The above average rainfall that fell - particularly on the Mid North Coast - was caused by two separate events. The heaviest falls were recorded on the 1st of the month, this was caused by a surface and upper level trough and strong, moist onshore winds. The second major falls occurred between the 20th and 23rd of the month due to a low pressure system off the north coast of NSW. On the 14th and 15th of the month a low pressure trough, followed by a cold front, produced rainfall in the southern parts of the state.

The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) recorded a basin wide average of 39 mm, which is very close to the historical average of 40 mm.

Some sites had their highest total April rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

The statewide average maximum temperature was 24.1°C, which equals historical average. Most of the state was within a degree of the historical average with the exception of two small areas, one the south coast and the Hunter, being 2 degrees below average. Temperatures were considerably lower towards the end of the month as a cold front and low pressure system on the 26th of the month brought a cool change, with the cool conditions persisting till the end of the month.

The statewide average minimum temperature was 11.4°C, which is 0.3°C above the historical average. Above average night time temperatures were recorded on the Mid North Coast including parts of the abutting districts. A couple of areas in inland NSW and on the northern borded are also up to 2 degrees above the historical average. The remainder of the state was within a degree of the historical average.

Some sites had their highest April temperature on record.

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

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

Some sites had their lowest April temperature on record.

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

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

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

 

Other phenomena

The Mid North Coast experienced heavy falls on the first of the month causing flooding in many towns within the district namely Coffs Harbour and Bellingen. The area received between 400 and 500 mm on the first of the month. Snow was recorded in the Snowy Mountains caused by a cold front on the 24th. Some locations recording between 20 to 30 cm.

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
35.8°C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 3rd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
28.7°C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
7.0°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−2.7°C at Thredbo AWS on the 26th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−13.0°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 29th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
−2.0°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
19.6°C at Lord Howe Island Aero
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
22.3°C at Ballina Airport AWS on the 2nd
22.3°C at Lord Howe Island Aero on the 4th
22.3°C at Lord Howe Island Aero on the 26th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
672.5 mm at Coffs Harbour (Red Hill)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
444.5 mm at Coffs Harbour (Red Hill) on the 1st
Highest wind gust
146 km/h at Lord Howe Island Aero on the 19th

Records

Record highest total April rainfall
Total rainfall
for April 2009 (mm)
Previous highest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 567.6 522.8 in 1988 60 142.8



Record highest April temperature
Highest temperature
in April 2009 (°C)
Previous highest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Tumbarumba Post Office 29.4 on the 2nd = 29.4 on the 15th in 2004 44 20.0



Record lowest April daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in April 2009 (°C)
Previous lowest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Hay (Miller Street) 12.7 on the 27th = 12.7 on the 27th in 2008 53 24.1
Thredbo Village 1.6 on the 26th 2.0 on the 27th in 1982 37 13.9
Camden Airport AWS 16.6 on the 29th 16.7 on the 24th in 1985 33 23.8
Lord Howe Island Aero 19.2 on the 30th 19.9 on the 26th in 2006 21 23.1



Record highest April daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in April 2009 (°C)
Previous highest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Wellington (Agrowplow) 20.5 on the 2nd 20.0 on the 4th in 2004 43 9.4
Orange Airport Comparison 15.1 on the 2nd 15.0 on the 11th in 1983 39 6.1
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 16.5 on the 3rd = 16.5 on the 5th in 2000 37 5.4
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 15.0 on the 3rd = 15.0 on the 4th in 2007 24 6.5



Record lowest April temperature
Lowest temperature
in April 2009 (°C)
Previous lowest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Balranald (RSL) 0.8 on the 30th 1.5 on the 23rd in 1999 43 9.5
Thredbo AWS −9.8 on the 29th −9.0 on the 30th in 1974 29 1.5
Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) −13.0 on the 29th −10.1 on the 28th in 1996 22 −0.5



Record highest April mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for April 2009 (°C)
Previous highest
for April
Years of
record
Average for
April
Lord Howe Island Aero 19.6 = 19.6 in 1990 20 17.9



Summaries

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Summary statistics for April 2009
Maximum temperatures
for April
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for April
(°C)
Rainfall
for April
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2009
Diff
from
average
Highest for
April
2009
Mean for
April
2009
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
April
2009
Total for
April
2009
Average
for
April
Rank of
April
2009
Fraction of
April
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 26.1   33.9 3rd 12.9   4.9 30th 5.8
Tibooburra Airport 27.4 −0.3 35.2 3rd 15.0 −0.1 9.2 27th 7.8 11.5 average 68%
Tibooburra Post Office 27.8 +0.8 35.8 3rd 15.1 +1.2 9.3 27th 2.8 14.7 average 19%
White Cliffs AWS 26.5   35.5 3rd 14.2   6.9 30th 12.6
White Cliffs Post Office 26.9 +0.5 35.1 3rd 13.4 +1.0 4.9 30th 12.8 15.4 average 83%
Wilcannia 26.2 −0.1 34.7 3rd 12.3 +0.6 2.8 30th 8.8 17.2 average 51%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 26.4   34.8 3rd 12.2   2.6 30th 3.0 11.1 average 27%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 24.0 +0.1 32.2 2nd 12.5 +0.7 7.6 27th 8.6 17.4 average 49%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 24.1 −0.2 32.4 2nd 11.7 +0.6 5.4 30th 4.8 20.3 average 24%
Lake Victoria Storage 23.8 +0.4 33.4 2nd 10.5 0.0 5.6 30th 18.6 18.2 high 102%
Menindee Post Office 25.7 +0.1 33.4 2nd 11.1 +0.2 3.6 30th 11.8 16.2 average 73%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 25.2   33.6 2nd 10.5   3.6 30th 27.4 17.7 high 155%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 27.0   33.4 3rd 13.5   2.4 30th 4.8 27.6 average 17%
Brewarrina Hospital 26.7 −0.8 33.2 3rd 14.1 +1.5 2.9 30th 22.6 29.4 average 77%
Cobar Airport AWS 24.5 −1.1 32.6 3rd 12.5 +1.6 0.0 30th 26.2 20.1 average 130%
Cobar MO 24.6 −0.6 32.8 3rd 13.2 +0.4 3.7 30th 27.0 26.7 high 101%
Collarenebri 27.3 −0.2 34.0 1st 13.4 +1.0 4.2 27th 34.9 35.3 average 99%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 27.3 −0.6 34.0 3rd 13.7 −0.5 4.0 30th 42.0 32.9 average 128%
Wanaaring Post Office 27.9 −0.1 34.9 3rd 13.8 +1.0 4.9 30th 8.1 15.8 average 51%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 23.7 −0.2 32.7 2nd 9.6 0.0 0.8 30th 21.0 23.3 average 90%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 24.6   31.1 1st     3.4 30th 11.6 16.1 average 72%
Ivanhoe Post Office 25.5 −0.2 35.2 3rd 11.2 +0.9 0.7 30th 28.6 19.4 high 147%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 23.5 −1.1 32.6 2nd 11.3 +1.5 3.3 30th 44.9 31.6 high 142%
Condobolin Airport AWS 23.3 −1.2 32.7 2nd 11.3 +2.1 3.4 30th 35.4 19.0 high 186%
Peak Hill Post Office 24.5 −0.6 32.4 3rd 12.7 +0.5 3.3 30th 25.7 42.2 average 61%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 22.5 −1.7 31.1 2nd 10.8 +1.3 4.1 16th 47.8 19.2 very high 249%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 25.7 −0.7 32.9 3rd 12.6 +0.6 2.7 30th 90.2 49.4 high 183%
Coonamble Comparison 25.5 −1.2 32.2 2nd 12.5 +0.8 2.5 30th 87.6 35.6 high 246%
Nyngan Airport 24.6 −1.0 32.6 2nd 13.5 +1.7 4.0 30th 43.0 32.4 high 133%
Trangie Research Station AWS 24.4 0.0 33.3 3rd 12.1 +0.9 0.8 30th 39.0 40.0 average 98%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 28.7 +1.1 33.2 3rd 13.9 +1.2 5.6 30th 12.7 31.0 average 41%
Walgett Airport AWS 26.9 −0.6 32.7 3rd 12.2 +0.8 2.0 30th 31.0 21.8 high 142%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 26.7 −0.4 31.7 3rd 13.1 +0.8 4.8 28th 48.2 21.6 high 223%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 24.9 −0.1 30.1 3rd 9.8 +1.9 0.5 28th 87.2 39.7 very high 220%
Narrabri Airport AWS 25.8   31.1 1st 13.1   2.3 30th 57.0
Pindari Dam 25.5 0.0 29.7 3rd 11.4 +0.8 2.9 28th 43.0 45.0 average 96%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 25.7   32.5 1st 11.4   −0.1 30th 0.2
Gunnedah Pool 25.4 −0.9 31.2 2nd 13.5 +2.1 2.9 30th 40.9 37.9 average 108%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 25.1 −0.1 30.8 3rd 13.6 +0.8 4.7 30th 29.6 39.6 average 75%
Quirindi Post Office 24.5 −0.5 31.2 3rd 10.8 +1.9 2.2 27th 54.7 42.2 high 130%
Tamworth Airport AWS 25.0 −0.3 31.6 1st 11.0 +1.2 2.5 30th 49.6 25.9 high 192%
Woolbrook 20.5 −0.8 25.5 6th 8.3 +2.9 −1.0 28th 50.4 39.5 average 128%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale 19.5 −0.8 23.1 3rd 8.3 +1.8 −0.5 30th 61.0 40.8 high 150%
Armidale Airport AWS 18.8 −1.0 22.8 6th 9.3 +2.0 1.9 30th 53.0 35.5 high 149%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 19.6 −0.4 24.2 6th 9.2 +1.3 1.8 28th 55.8 40.6 high 137%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 19.5 −1.3 24.0 6th 8.4 +1.9 −0.7 28th 78.0 43.2 high 181%
Glen Innes Post Office 20.4 −0.2 25.9 6th 9.9 +2.1 0.3 28th 73.0 43.1 high 169%
Guyra Hospital 17.3 −0.7 21.8 6th 7.4 +0.6 0.6 30th 44.4 53.6 average 83%
Inverell 24.1 −0.5 29.3 3rd 8.6 +1.6 −0.4 28th 54.6 31.9 high 171%
Inverell Research Centre 23.5 0.0 28.7 3rd 11.8 +0.8 3.3 28th 50.2 40.2 high 125%
Tenterfield 20.8 −1.0 25.0 4th 9.0 +0.5 −1.1 28th 51.8 47.1 average 110%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam 21.9 −0.2 25.8 15th 13.8 +0.4 9.4 28th 176.0 102.4 high 172%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 23.7 −0.2 27.5 25th 16.2 +0.3 11.6 28th 257.8 195.8 high 132%
Ballina Airport AWS 25.4 +0.6 29.4 25th 16.7 +1.7 9.8 28th 268.6 178.3 high 151%
Casino Airport 25.9 −1.0 29.9 25th 16.2 +2.2 9.4 28th 146.0 95.3 high 153%
Casino Airport AWS 25.3 −0.5 29.4 25th 15.8 +2.1 8.5 28th 153.4 61.5 very high 249%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 24.6 +0.4 29.5 25th 16.8 +0.4 9.6 28th 328.2 164.0 high 200%
Grafton Airport AWS 25.4   29.4 25th 14.8   5.9 28th 146.0 80.3 high 182%
Grafton Olympic Pool 26.1 0.0 29.8 25th 15.8 +0.9 8.4 28th 165.8 87.4 high 190%
Grafton Research Stn 25.0 −0.7 28.7 25th 15.7 +1.7 8.2 28th 104.6 78.0 high 134%
Lismore 25.1   28.8 15th 16.2   10.8 28th 251.6
Lismore Airport AWS 25.5   29.2 25th 15.4   7.6 28th 223.8
Murwillumbah 25.7 −0.5 29.4 15th 16.0 +0.6 9.5 28th 256.6 161.7 high 159%
Yamba Pilot Station 24.4 +0.2 28.7 25th 17.3 +0.8 11.9 28th 245.0 160.4 high 153%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 23.8 −0.2 28.6 25th 15.8 +0.6 8.8 28th 274.2 176.4 high 155%
Dorrigo 19.5 −0.2 23.8 25th 11.6 +1.3 4.8 30th 403.2 137.4 very high 293%
Kempsey 24.6 −0.9 28.7 15th 15.1 +1.9 8.0 28th 257.9 115.9 very high 223%
Kempsey Airport AWS 24.3   27.8 15th 14.3   5.4 28th 240.0
South West Rocks 23.9 −0.1 27.5 15th 17.2 +0.6 14.2 23rd 348.5 166.6 very high 209%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 23.3 −0.2 28.0 15th 14.7 −0.4 6.6 28th 145.0 128.7 average 113%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 23.7 −0.3 27.5 15th 15.0 +1.4 6.0 28th 431.4 146.1 very high 295%
Taree Airport AWS 23.7 −0.5 28.0 15th 14.6 +1.1 7.0 28th 176.4 115.0 high 153%
Yarras 23.3 −1.2 27.6 15th 13.9 +1.5 7.8 28th 567.6 142.8 highest 397%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 23.9 −0.7 29.1 15th 13.3 +1.7 5.1 29th 131.6 58.7 high 224%
Cessnock Airport AWS 22.9 −1.3 27.7 15th 12.6 +2.5 3.7 29th 142.4 49.3 very high 289%
Cooranbong 23.3   29.2 15th 12.7   4.2 27th 113.0
Gosford 22.7 −0.9 28.8 15th 12.9 +1.0 5.0 28th 142.4 137.6 average 103%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 23.7 −1.6 28.9 15th 12.8 +1.8 3.0 29th 122.5 44.6 very high 275%
Lostock Dam 22.4 −1.1 27.0 3rd 13.6 +1.0 7.0 29th 218.8 72.6 very high 301%
Maitland Visitors Centre 23.5 −0.9 28.5 15th 13.4 +1.3 4.5 29th 167.9 84.8 high 198%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 20.9 −0.7 26.4 15th 12.4 +0.4 5.7 29th 124.0 79.6 high 156%
Merriwa 22.5   27.6 4th 10.2   1.2 29th 13.0 33.5 average 39%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 19.3   23.4 4th 11.4   4.6 27th 58.4
Murrurundi Post Office 21.9 −1.8 27.0 3rd 10.0 +1.5 1.5 27th 62.4 53.2 average 117%
Nelson Bay 22.9 −0.7 27.3 15th 17.1 +2.5 12.5 28th 235.7 127.7 high 185%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 22.2 −0.6 27.9 15th 16.5 +1.3 11.1 27th 164.6 116.9 high 141%
Norah Head AWS 22.3 −0.4 28.2 15th 16.4 +0.6 10.7 27th 81.4 132.7 average 61%
Paterson 23.3 −0.9 28.3 15th 13.9 +1.5 9.7 24th 195.2 79.3 very high 246%
Peats Ridge 21.4 −0.7 27.2 15th 12.7 +0.8 5.9 28th 119.0 127.8 average 93%
Scone Airport AWS 22.9 −1.5 26.9 16th 11.5 +1.8 2.4 29th 56.4 34.9 average 162%
Singleton STP 23.2   28.0 3rd 12.5   3.2 29th 99.9
Williamtown RAAF 23.3 −0.4 28.4 15th 13.9 +0.7 5.4 28th 202.2 105.9 high 191%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 22.8 −0.6 29.0 3rd 11.1 +1.4 3.5 30th 38.1 44.4 average 86%
Mudgee Airport AWS 22.3 −0.6 28.6 3rd 9.5 +2.2 1.6 30th 50.8 32.2 average 158%
Nullo Mountain AWS 15.1 −1.9 21.9 3rd 8.5 +0.1 0.8 29th 73.4 50.7 average 145%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 20.3 +0.2 27.5 3rd 7.9 +1.2 1.5 29th 54.4 41.9 high 130%
Bathurst Airport AWS 19.7 −1.0 27.2 3rd 8.2 +2.1 1.0 29th 50.8 27.8 high 183%
Cowra Research Centre 21.5 −1.0 29.9 2nd 11.0 +0.7 3.5 29th 92.0 42.7 high 215%
Katoomba 16.1 −0.5 22.2 3rd 8.8 +0.1 1.6 29th 225.0 122.3 high 184%
Lithgow 17.4   24.0 3rd 8.4   −0.4 29th 74.5 59.0 average 126%
Mount Boyce AWS 15.5 −1.6 22.2 3rd 8.3 −0.3 1.8 29th 157.2 57.2 very high 275%
Oberon 15.6 −1.5 23.8 3rd 6.9 +1.6 −2.3 29th 84.1 58.1 high 145%
Orange Agricultural Institute 17.8 −0.7 25.1 3rd 7.6 +0.4 0.4 29th 56.2 52.1 high 108%
Orange Airport AWS 17.6 −1.0 25.4 3rd 6.3 +1.3 −1.3 29th 50.6 36.0 average 141%
Orange Airport Comparison 17.6 −0.7 25.0 3rd 6.9 +0.8 −1.0 29th 44.8 52.7 average 85%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 23.3 −0.6 30.6 3rd 8.2 +1.1 −2.7 30th 50.4 53.3 average 95%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 22.3   29.3 3rd 11.2   3.5 30th 41.4
Dunedoo Post Office 24.0 −0.2 32.0 3rd 10.9 +1.2 −0.4 30th 30.4 41.7 average 73%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 22.0   31.0 2nd 9.8   2.4 29th 69.4
Cowra Airport Comparison 22.3 −1.4 31.1 3rd 10.5 +2.3 3.0 29th 69.6 43.2 high 161%
Dubbo Airport AWS 24.0 −0.6 32.3 3rd 11.4 +1.4 −0.9 30th 57.2 34.2 high 167%
Forbes Airport AWS 22.9 −1.8 31.8 2nd 10.5 +1.3 0.6 30th 52.2 20.4 high 256%
Parkes 23.5 −0.1 31.0 3rd 11.3 +0.3 1.0 30th 34.4 41.9 average 82%
Parkes Airport AWS 22.5 −1.7 31.0 3rd 9.8 +0.5 −1.0 30th 36.4 30.5 average 119%
Wellington 23.9 −0.6 31.4 3rd 11.0 +1.6 −0.7 30th 49.2 45.5 average 108%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 22.8 −0.8 28.5 15th 13.6 +1.0 7.0 27th 155.8 84.7 high 184%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 22.7 −0.8 28.9 15th 13.5 +0.9 6.6 27th 155.8 100.0 average 156%
Holsworthy Control Range 22.7 −0.9 28.8 15th 13.0 +0.9 4.9 28th 102.0 47.7 very high 214%
Parramatta North 22.9 −1.0 29.0 15th 13.8 +1.0 7.4 29th 133.2 88.0 high 151%
Riverview Observatory 22.6 −0.2 28.6 15th 13.7 +0.9 8.9 29th 120.2 107.8 average 112%
Sydney 22.8 +0.4 29.3 15th 15.7 +1.0 10.2 29th 152.6 126.4 high 121%
Sydney Airport AMO 22.6 −0.3 30.1 15th 15.6 +1.5 9.7 29th 174.0 105.5 high 165%
Sydney Olympic Park 23.0 −1.0 29.9 15th 15.1 +0.8 9.6 29th 109.2 88.9 average 123%
Terrey Hills AWS 21.1   27.4 15th 13.9   7.9 29th 151.4
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 22.4 −1.7 28.3 15th 12.2 +1.2 4.6 29th 84.0 36.0 very high 233%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 22.3 −1.4 28.3 15th 13.2 +0.5 6.7 27th 122.8 68.3 high 180%
Liverpool 23.0   29.3 15th 12.6   5.1 27th 124.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 22.7 −1.9 29.1 15th 13.8 +0.9 6.9 29th 89.8 38.9 high 231%
Prospect Reservoir 22.8 −0.8 28.6 15th 13.7 +0.8 7.3 27th 111.8 74.4 high 150%
Richmond RAAF 22.7 −1.3 28.8 15th 12.8 +1.6 5.2 29th 102.0 45.7 high 223%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 22.0   29.0 15th 13.2   5.0 28th 133.6 74.4 high 180%
Bellambi AWS 20.9 −1.3 29.0 15th 15.5 0.0 9.5 28th 162.2 105.5 high 154%
Bowral 17.4 −2.0 23.4 3rd 9.7 +1.7 3.7 29th 76.0 79.1 average 96%
Camden Airport AWS 22.6 −1.2 29.0 15th 12.5 +1.5 3.8 28th 127.0 65.8 high 193%
Campbelltown 22.8   29.1 15th 12.1   3.9 28th 98.8
Jervis Bay 20.3   28.0 15th 15.0   11.7 29th 92.4
Kiama 21.2   28.8 15th 15.5   10.1 28th 66.4
Moss Vale AWS 17.2   23.6 3rd 9.4   2.4 18th 70.2
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 22.0   28.5 3rd 12.5   5.0 28th 94.0
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 21.6 −0.7 28.2 15th 11.7 +1.3 2.9 29th 73.3 68.7 average 107%
Bega AWS 21.8 −0.4 27.8 15th 9.9 +0.8 1.2 29th 76.8 28.9 very high 266%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 18.3 −1.2 27.6 3rd 7.4 +1.8 −1.3 29th 34.4 45.4 average 76%
Green Cape AWS 20.5   24.5 11th 14.5   8.4 29th 83.6 59.0 high 142%
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.8 −0.6 29.0 15th 11.1 +0.5 5.0 29th 72.8 62.6 average 116%
Montague Island Lighthouse 20.2 −0.2 27.5 15th 15.1 0.0 9.8 29th 29.8 78.3 low 38%
Moruya Airport AWS 21.5   29.0 15th 11.0   2.0 29th 41.8
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.2 −0.3 28.2 15th 13.1 +0.8 5.5 29th 73.0 87.3 average 84%
Narooma RVCP 21.2 +0.2 28.8 15th 13.7 +0.9 7.9 29th 64.0 79.8 average 80%
Nerriga Composite 18.3 −1.2 26.7 3rd 7.4 +0.5 −0.6 29th 71.7 57.7 high 124%
Ulladulla AWS 20.6 −0.8 28.3 15th 14.4 +0.6 8.4 29th 96.0 87.0 average 110%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala 18.4 −0.1 27.5 3rd 6.2 +1.0 −2.5 29th 62.2 45.2 high 138%
Bombala AWS 17.0 −0.9 26.3 3rd 6.4 +1.2 −2.0 29th 49.8 32.8 high 152%
Canberra Airport 19.6 −0.3 28.6 3rd 8.4 +1.8 1.8 29th 71.0 46.4 high 153%
Canberra Airport Comparison 19.9   29.3 3rd 8.0   1.1 29th 72.8
Cooma Airport AWS 16.7 −1.5 26.0 3rd 5.0 +1.6 −2.4 29th 62.0 40.5 high 153%
Cooma Visitors Centre 18.0 −1.5 27.3 3rd 5.0 +1.0 −2.9 30th 73.3 39.6 high 185%
Goulburn Airport AWS 18.6 −1.3 28.4 3rd 7.7 +2.4 0.5 29th 60.8 22.1 high 275%
Goulburn TAFE 18.7 −1.3 28.4 3rd 8.5 +0.8 1.5 29th 69.0 46.8 high 147%
Mount Ginini AWS 10.5   17.0 3rd 3.1   −3.2 27th 139.8
Taralga Post Office 17.5 −1.1 26.2 3rd 7.2 +1.0 −1.0 29th 102.4 59.5 high 172%
Tuggeranong 19.6 −1.7 28.1 3rd 8.6 +2.2 2.4 16th 98.6 29.2 very high 338%
Yass 20.8 −0.3 29.3 3rd 8.9 +2.0 2.3 29th 90.6 49.1 high 185%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 9.7 −0.7 17.4 2nd −2.0 −1.5 −13.0 29th 162.5 154.9 average 105%
Thredbo AWS 7.0 −2.4 15.0 2nd −0.5 −2.0 −9.8 29th 130.8 98.8 high 132%
Thredbo Village 13.0 −0.9 20.4 2nd 0.9 −0.5 −6.1 29th 214.6 110.5 very high 194%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 21.8 −0.7 32.1 2nd 9.1 +1.2 2.1 30th 84.8 35.9 high 236%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 11.4 −1.8 20.8 2nd 4.6 −1.1 −2.6 29th 195.0 69.6 very high 280%
Hume Reservoir 21.6 0.0 31.4 2nd 10.6 +0.7 5.0 30th 92.4 51.9 high 178%
Khancoban AWS 20.9 −0.9 31.8 2nd 6.9 −0.1 1.5 30th 123.0 50.3 very high 245%
Tumbarumba Post Office 19.4 −0.6 29.4 2nd 6.0 +1.1 −0.2 30th 146.8 66.2 very high 222%
Wagga Wagga AMO 22.9 +0.4 31.3 2nd 9.6 +0.4 2.6 16th 31.4 41.4 average 76%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 22.2 +1.3 30.8 3rd 10.8 +1.3 4.0 29th 101.1 65.9 high 153%
Cootamundra Airport 21.4 −1.5 30.2 3rd 9.5 +2.7 3.0 30th 113.2 33.7 very high 336%
Grenfell 21.1 −1.6 30.1 3rd 10.7 +1.4 3.4 29th 118.0 47.3 very high 249%
Gundagai 22.7 −0.4 32.0 3rd 10.0 +1.6 4.1 29th 72.4 32.2 very high 225%
Quandialla Post Office 22.9 −1.2 32.0 2nd 10.7 +1.1 3.3 30th 50.2 42.1 high 119%
Temora Airport 22.4   31.6 3rd 9.8   2.7 16th 53.0
Wyalong Post Office 23.1 −0.5 32.2 2nd 11.4 +1.4 4.7 29th 44.2 35.8 high 123%
Young Airport 21.1 −1.9 29.7 3rd 8.8 +2.5 1.5 29th 86.0 29.8 very high 289%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 21.7 −0.8 32.0 2nd 8.8 +0.2 2.8 30th 35.2 36.6 average 96%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 22.9 −0.6 31.9 2nd 9.2 −0.1 1.3 30th 22.2 23.1 average 96%
Narrandera Airport 23.3 +0.1 32.9 2nd 9.9 +0.8 2.7 30th 44.2 35.6 high 124%
Narrandera Golf Club 22.7 −0.7 32.0 2nd 10.6 +0.7 2.7 30th 55.8 39.8 high 140%
Tocumwal Airport 22.7 −0.4 32.2 2nd 9.3 −0.3 2.3 30th 29.2 32.0 average 91%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 23.0   32.4 2nd 11.1   3.3 30th 34.4 16.7 high 206%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 23.7 −0.3 32.7 3rd 10.9 +0.8 1.9 30th 21.4 27.9 average 77%
Hay 23.8 −0.3 32.3 2nd 10.6 +0.7 2.4 30th 32.8 28.1 average 117%
Hay Airport AWS 23.5   32.5 3rd 10.3   2.2 30th 28.0
Hillston Airport 24.6 +0.2 34.6 3rd 11.4 +0.8 1.8 30th 21.2 26.9 average 79%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 23.7 −1.6 32.0 2nd 11.9 +1.2 4.8 30th 18.3 30.5 average 60%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Friday 1 May 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