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

New South Wales in June 2009
Warm June nights

  • 6th warmest June on record for statewide average minimum temperatures.
  • 8th warmest June on record for statewide average mean temperatures.
  • Slightly above average statewide maximum temperatures.
  • Above average rainfall in the far northeast and central inland parts of the state.

Rainfall

The NSW statewide average rainfall for June was 50.0 mm, which is above the historical average1 of 35.4 mm. The central and northeast areas of the state received the majority of rainfall, under the influence of low pressure troughs that affected these areas early in the month (1st / 2nd), and later in the month (21st / 22nd). Elsewhere in the state, close to average rainfall was recorded in most districts.

The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) recorded a basin-wide average of 46.1 mm during June, above the historical average of 30.3 mm.

Despite the above average rainfall in parts of NSW it is important to note the recent trend toward the development of El Niño conditions in the Pacific Ocean. El Niño events are usually (but not always) associated with below normal rainfall in the second half of the year across large parts of southern and inland eastern Australia. In NSW, this particularly affects regions west of the Divide during the winter/spring period. Updates and further infomration on El Niño can be found on the Bureau's ENSO Wrap-Up page, located here.

Some sites had their highest total June rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total June rainfall on record.

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


Temperature

NSW recorded it's 6th warmest June on record for statewide average minimum temperatures. Above average minimum temperatures were recorded throughout the state, particularly in the southern and central inland, where minimums were 2 −3°C above average. The warm night-time conditions were due, in part, to increased humidity and cloud cover across NSW during the month. The overall statewide average minimum temperature was 6.4°C , which is 1.8°C above the historical average1 of 4.6°C (current record is 8.0°C set in June 1991).

The statewide average mean temperature (the average of the daily maximum and minimum temperature) was the 8th warmest on record, at 11.5°C (current record is 13.0°C set in June 1991). This is 1.2°C above the historical average of 10.3°C.

Maximum temperatures were close to average with much of the state recording maximum temperatures within one degree of the historical average. Small areas in the northwest and northeast recorded temperatures between 1 - 2°C above average. The statewide average maximum temperatures was 16.7°C , which is 0.6°C above the historical average of 16.1°C .

Some sites had their coldest June 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 June temperature on record.

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

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

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
27.8°C at Tibooburra on the 30th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
20.7°C at Lismore Airport AWS
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
1.6°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−6.4°C at Thredbo AWS on the 10th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−12.9°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 18th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
−3.7°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
15.1°C at Norfolk Island Aero
12.9°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
17.9°C at Lord Howe Island Aero on the 5th
17.0°C at Ballina Airport AWS on the 22nd
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
342.4 mm at Port Macquarie Airport AWS
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
129.2 mm at Tweed Heads Golf Club on the 23rd
Highest wind gust
107 km/h at Mount Ginini AWS on the 30th

Records

Record highest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2009 (mm)
Previous highest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Griffith Airport AWS 74.8 70.4 in 1987 47 34.4



Record lowest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2009 (mm)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Gresford Post Office 2.0 = 2.0 in 1919 110 71.0
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 33.9 44.7 in 2008 33 170.8



Record lowest June daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in June 2009 (°C)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Thredbo AWS −6.4 on the 10th −6.0 on the 26th in 1983 38 1.5



Record highest June daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in June 2009 (°C)
Previous highest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Yass (Linton Hostel) 11.5 on the 20th = 11.5 on the 9th in 1991 44 2.2


Record lowest June temperature
Lowest temperature
in June 2009 (°C)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Montague Island Lighthouse 3.1 on the 11th 5.4 on the 10th in 1974 38 11.0




Summaries

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Summary statistics for June 2009
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2009
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2009
Mean for
June
2009
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2009
Total for
June
2009
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2009
Fraction of
June
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 17.9   23.7 30th 7.1   0.1 11th 19.6
Tibooburra Airport 19.5   27.8 30th 8.4   2.0 12th 7.4
Tibooburra Post Office 20.1 +1.7 27.8 30th 8.4 +1.9 1.8 12th 12.0 16.7 average 72%
White Cliffs AWS 18.5   22.9 30th 7.9   0.4 11th 19.6
White Cliffs Post Office 18.6 +1.0 23.0 30th 7.2 +1.9 −1.6 12th 21.8 19.1 average 114%
Wilcannia     23.4 23rd 7.3 +1.9 −0.2 12th 35.4 22.6 high 157%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 18.3   23.3 30th 7.7   0.6 11th 36.4
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 16.8 +1.2 22.2 30th 7.7 +1.5 1.6 12th 28.4 22.1 high 129%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 16.7   22.6 30th 7.1   −0.2 11th 19.8 15.7 average 126%
Lake Victoria Storage 16.5 +0.9 24.2 30th 7.4 +1.6 1.2 11th 51.0 23.4 high 218%
Menindee Post Office 18.2 +1.0 24.6 30th 6.4 +1.5 −0.5 11th 27.1 21.8 average 124%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 17.3   24.3 30th 6.5   −1.0 11th 34.9 26.0 high 134%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 18.5   24.3 23rd 7.4   −0.6 11th 40.8
Brewarrina Hospital 18.6 +0.1 24.4 23rd 7.5 +2.0 0.4 11th 61.4 33.1 high 185%
Cobar Airport AWS 16.4   22.3 23rd 6.8   −1.5 11th 79.2
Cobar MO 16.6 +0.1 22.3 23rd 7.9 +1.7 0.2 11th 85.2 27.5 very high 310%
Collarenebri 19.7 +0.6 23.7 22nd 7.4 +2.1 −1.8 12th 18.7 35.0 average 53%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 19.4   25.0 22nd 7.2   −1.0 14th 29.3
Wanaaring Post Office 20.2   27.2 23rd 7.1   −1.6 12th 32.6 19.7 high 165%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 15.7 −0.4 22.8 30th 6.0 +1.7 −0.7 11th 57.1 29.8 very high 192%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 16.4   21.2 30th 7.8   1.0 12th 7.2
Ivanhoe Post Office 17.2 +0.1 21.5 30th 6.9 +2.5 −0.5 11th 40.8 26.8 high 152%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 15.8 +0.1 20.1 30th 6.4 +2.7 −0.5 12th 52.5 29.5 high 178%
Condobolin Airport AWS 15.8   19.9 30th 6.3   −0.9 12th 58.8
Peak Hill Post Office 16.5 +0.3 20.3 23rd 8.4 +2.4 0.8 11th 70.0 42.9 high 163%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 14.3   18.3 30th 6.2   −0.3 12th 94.4
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 17.2   21.5 23rd 7.0   −0.8 12th 72.2
Coonamble Comparison 17.6 −0.4 21.8 23rd 7.1 +2.1 −0.6 12th 73.8 37.1 high 199%
Nyngan Airport 16.8 −0.3 21.5 23rd 7.4 +2.5 0.4 12th 82.6 32.7 very high 253%
Trangie Research Station AWS 16.5 +0.5 20.8 23rd 7.5 +3.2 3.8 16th 39.8 35.3 average 113%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 20.1 +0.8 24.4 23rd 7.5 +1.8 −0.6 12th 14.0 33.8 low 41%
Walgett Airport AWS 19.3   24.4 23rd 7.0   −2.1 12th 41.8
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 19.2   21.8 22nd 6.7   −2.3 12th 17.8
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 17.8 +1.0 21.0 24th 3.3 +1.7 −5.5 12th 60.5 46.7 average 130%
Narrabri Airport AWS 18.5   22.2 20th 7.0   −2.4 11th 19.2
Pindari Dam 18.3 +0.3 22.4 23rd 4.4 +1.3 −3.5 11th 34.3 36.6 average 94%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 18.1   22.3 20th 5.2   −3.4 11th 43.0
Gunnedah Pool 18.3 +0.7 22.1 20th 7.3 +3.0 −1.0 12th 48.1 43.9 average 110%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 17.7 +0.8 21.8 20th 7.9 +1.9 −0.1 12th 42.6 39.5 average 108%
Quirindi Post Office 17.4 +0.8 21.4 3rd 5.4 +2.6 −4.0 12th 52.6 51.4 average 102%
Tamworth Airport AWS 17.8   21.4 20th 5.1   −4.4 12th 46.4
Woolbrook 13.9 +0.5 17.0 24th 2.0 +2.1 −7.5 12th 46.6 43.8 average 106%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale 13.5   16.9 23rd 2.5   −7.0 12th 50.2
Armidale Airport AWS 12.6   15.8 23rd 3.9   −5.4 11th 60.0
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 13.3 +0.2 16.8 23rd 2.9 +1.2 −5.2 12th 40.5 53.4 average 76%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 13.4   16.8 23rd 1.9   −5.9 11th 42.4
Glen Innes Post Office 13.6 +0.2 17.6 23rd 3.4 +1.5 −4.0 11th 39.6 55.5 average 71%
Guyra Hospital 11.2 +0.1 14.1 23rd 2.5 +0.8 −4.7 11th 53.6 45.2 high 119%
Inverell 17.4   20.7 23rd 2.2   −6.5 11th 34.4
Inverell Research Centre     20.2 23rd 5.4 +0.6 −2.9 11th 30.8 43.8 average 70%
Tenterfield 15.1 +0.1 18.4 23rd 3.2 +0.8 −5.5 12th 37.5 50.6 average 74%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam 16.4 −0.2 18.9 6th 8.1 −0.1 1.5 11th 82.6 55.8 high 148%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 19.1 +0.1 22.6 5th 10.8 −0.1 4.0 11th 269.2 159.9 high 168%
Ballina Airport AWS 20.6   24.3 5th 10.0   2.9 12th 281.8
Byron Bay 19.1   21.6 7th 12.9   6.5 11th 183.8
Casino Airport 20.4 −1.0 23.3 5th 9.4 +1.4 2.2 12th 77.6 67.8 average 114%
Casino Airport AWS 20.1   22.9 5th 9.1   2.1 12th 83.4
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 19.9   23.8 5th 11.2   5.7 11th 252.8
Grafton Airport AWS 20.0   23.5 5th 7.7   −0.2 11th 187.0
Grafton Olympic Pool 20.4 −0.4 24.2 5th 8.8 +0.8 1.9 12th 204.9 66.5 very high 308%
Grafton Research Stn 19.9   23.9 5th 9.3   2.5 14th 176.8 71.5 very high 247%
Lismore 19.9   23.8 5th 9.8   4.0 12th 163.7
Lismore Airport AWS 20.7   24.1 5th     2.8 13th 115.6
Murwillumbah 20.6 −0.7 23.9 5th 9.8 0.0 1.4 12th 178.3 99.0 high 180%
Yamba Pilot Station 19.7 0.0 22.2 30th 11.6 +0.7 6.1 12th 208.6 131.7 high 158%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 19.2 −0.2 22.5 30th 9.5 +0.5 3.4 12th 240.6 115.7 high 208%
Dorrigo 15.0   19.0 24th 5.7   0.7 11th 229.8
Kempsey 19.6 −0.5 24.0 5th 8.2 +1.2 2.0 11th 271.7 96.8 very high 281%
Kempsey Airport AWS 19.1   23.6 5th 7.8   1.4 11th 254.4
South West Rocks 19.3 +0.1 23.5 5th 12.7 +0.6 8.0 11th 240.2 131.8 high 182%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 18.9   22.0 30th 10.3   6.4 14th 186.2 117.6 high 158%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 19.1   22.5 5th 8.7   2.3 10th 342.4
Taree Airport AWS 19.0   23.0 30th 8.4   2.0 14th 202.8
Yarras 18.3 −0.5 22.3 5th 8.0 +1.0 3.0 14th 224.2 107.7 high 208%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 18.7 +0.5 21.1 30th 8.1 +2.2 2.4 11th 43.9 57.0 average 77%
Cessnock Airport AWS 17.7   20.2 30th 7.1   1.6 13th 41.2 52.3 average 79%
Cooranbong 18.7   21.4 22nd 6.5   2.0 13th 54.4
Gosford 18.2 +0.3 21.2 23rd 7.0 +0.6 2.8 13th 132.6 128.3 high 103%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 18.2 +0.3 20.2 23rd 7.8 +2.5 −1.5 11th 41.0 47.4 average 86%
Maitland Visitors Centre 18.9   20.7 5th 6.9   1.1 23rd 62.3
Mangrove Mountain AWS 15.9   19.2 23rd 7.3   0.6 11th 82.6
Merriwa 16.6   20.8 30th 5.3   −3.1 12th 42.4 40.3 average 105%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 13.3   17.5 23rd 6.7   −1.2 11th 57.8
Murrurundi Post Office 16.1 +0.2 19.7 23rd 5.1 +2.0 −4.3 12th 62.2 70.6 average 88%
Nelson Bay 17.9 −0.5 20.5 30th 11.8 +2.3 7.2 11th 65.1 153.9 low 42%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 18.5 +1.0 20.9 15th 11.3 +1.6 5.9 11th 94.0 117.3 average 80%
Newcastle University 18.4   21.6 23rd 9.3   3.7 11th 144.8
Norah Head AWS 18.5   20.5 29th 11.8   7.6 12th 97.4
Paterson 18.0 +0.2 20.6 3rd 7.9 +0.4 3.2 13th 60.2 72.2 average 83%
Peats Ridge 16.5 +0.1 20.7 23rd 7.7 +0.5 1.9 11th 79.8 98.0 average 81%
Scone Airport AWS 17.4   20.7 30th 5.6   −3.8 12th 45.8
Singleton STP 17.8   20.9 30th 6.4   0.9 13th 39.2
Williamtown RAAF 18.1 +0.5 20.7 5th 8.1 +0.3 3.2 13th 107.8 121.1 average 89%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 15.8 +0.3 20.1 30th 5.6 +2.1 −2.0 12th 43.6 51.1 average 85%
Mudgee Airport AWS 15.1   19.5 30th 3.9   −4.2 12th 43.8
Nullo Mountain AWS 9.3   13.1 23rd 4.0   −2.7 11th 83.0
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 13.2 +1.1 17.1 3rd 3.6 +2.0 −4.2 11th 59.2 43.9 high 135%
Bathurst Airport AWS 12.8   16.7 3rd 3.8   −3.6 11th 45.0
Cowra Research Centre 14.3 +0.4 18.4 20th 6.4 +1.6 0.6 11th 61.3 45.6 high 134%
Katoomba 10.9 +0.9 14.9 30th 4.7 +1.1 −0.7 11th 65.2 118.3 average 55%
Lithgow 11.3   14.9 30th 3.4   −5.0 12th 44.7 74.3 average 60%
Mount Boyce AWS 9.7   13.6 4th 4.0   −2.6 11th 51.8
Oberon 8.9 −0.5 12.5 30th 3.2 +2.5 −3.3 11th 59.8 79.9 average 75%
Orange Agricultural Institute 10.6 +0.1 14.0 23rd 3.2 +0.7 −3.5 12th 98.2 71.0 high 138%
Orange Airport AWS 10.5   14.2 23rd 2.6   −4.0 12th 85.6
Orange Airport Comparison 10.6 +0.2 14.2 23rd 3.2 +1.7 −3.5 12th 79.6 66.7 average 119%
Springwood Bowling Club 16.1   19.4 30th 8.2   1.6 11th 31.6 77.3 average 41%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 15.7 +0.1 19.6 23rd 2.8 +1.5 −3.4 12th 64.8 57.4 high 113%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 14.5   18.5 23rd 6.9   0.2 11th 53.0
Dunedoo Post Office 16.5 +0.5 20.9 30th 5.4 +1.9 −3.1 12th 38.8 44.9 average 86%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 14.9   19.5 30th 5.0   −0.9 11th 54.8
Cowra Airport Comparison 14.8 +0.1 19.5 30th 5.5 +2.4 0.0 11th 56.6 41.7 high 136%
Dubbo Airport AWS 16.2   20.2 30th 6.0   −2.4 12th 67.4
Forbes Airport AWS 15.2   19.7 30th 6.0   −1.0 11th 77.0
Parkes 15.6 +0.6 19.0 30th 6.7 +1.6 0.0 11th 104.6 50.0 very high 209%
Parkes Airport AWS 15.2   19.0 30th 6.0   −1.0 12th 94.4 51.2 very high 184%
Wellington 16.2 +0.3 20.2 30th 5.5 +2.0 −2.2 12th 69.2 50.8 high 136%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 17.5 −0.2 20.4 29th 7.2 +0.5 2.1 11th 57.4 73.5 average 78%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.8   20.5 2nd 7.1   1.2 11th 69.6
Holsworthy Control Range 17.3   20.4 2nd 6.4   −0.3 11th 60.0
Parramatta North 17.8 0.0 20.7 29th 8.1 +0.7 3.8 11th 54.4 83.9 average 65%
Riverview Observatory 17.7 +0.6 20.7 22nd 8.7 +1.0 4.5 11th 99.0 116.2 average 85%
Sydney 17.9 +0.9 21.0 22nd 10.3 +1.0 6.1 11th 129.8 130.6 average 99%
Sydney Airport AMO 18.3 +0.7 21.4 29th 10.1 +1.6 5.3 11th 68.4 120.8 average 57%
Sydney Olympic Park 18.1   21.2 29th 9.3   5.0 12th 58.4
Terrey Hills AWS 16.7   19.5 23rd 9.2   3.7 11th 27.0
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 17.5   20.6 29th 6.1   0.0 11th 18.0
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 17.1   20.0 29th 7.3   −0.6 11th 52.2
Liverpool 18.0   20.9 29th 6.5   1.0 11th 47.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 17.7   20.9 29th 7.6   1.7 11th 28.8
Prospect Reservoir 17.3 0.0 20.0 29th 7.7 +0.3 1.2 11th 52.6 75.1 average 70%
Richmond RAAF 17.8   21.1 29th 6.3   −2.4 11th 29.6
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 18.1   21.0 30th 7.5   2.0 13th 80.4
Bellambi AWS 17.8   21.3 29th 11.4   6.6 11th 166.6
Bowral 12.6 +0.2 17.1 4th 4.8 +1.5 −1.9 11th 33.6 84.0 low 40%
Camden Airport AWS 17.6 −0.2 21.1 29th 5.6 +1.2 0.0 12th 33.2 58.2 average 57%
Campbelltown 17.6   20.6 23rd 5.9   0.0 11th 44.0
Jervis Bay 16.7   19.4 4th 11.3   6.1 11th 157.4
Kiama 17.9   20.8 4th 11.3   6.5 11th 75.8
Moss Vale AWS 12.7   16.6 4th 3.7   −2.1 11th 27.0
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 17.4   22.5 30th 7.6   3.6 13th 22.0
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 17.1   20.4 30th 6.2   0.0 11th 78.9 68.9 high 115%
Bega AWS 16.8   20.2 30th 4.5   −0.5 26th 48.0
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 12.6   16.6 30th 2.5   −5.1 12th 26.8
Green Cape AWS 16.5   19.0 6th 10.4   7.1 10th 107.8
Montague Island Lighthouse 15.9 −0.2 19.2 30th 11.1 +0.1 3.1 11th 78.2 98.7 average 79%
Moruya Airport AWS 17.6   21.0 30th 6.3   −1.0 11th 82.4
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 17.2 +0.3 20.5 30th 8.8 +1.6 3.7 11th 92.4 88.0 average 105%
Narooma RVCP 17.4 +0.8 20.2 30th 9.2 +1.5 6.0 13th 80.6 88.6 average 91%
Nerriga Composite 13.2 +0.8 17.8 30th 2.1 +0.7 −6.5 11th 35.4 72.1 average 49%
Ulladulla AWS 16.9   20.0 30th 10.5   5.7 11th 77.0
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala 12.4 +0.9 17.5 30th 0.5 +0.6 −3.3 26th 41.0 59.3 average 69%
Bombala AWS 10.9   16.3 30th 1.4   −3.3 17th 33.2
Canberra Airport 12.7 +0.5 16.8 30th 3.3 +2.3 −5.8 11th 36.8 40.7 average 90%
Canberra Airport Comparison 12.9   17.0 30th 3.0   −6.8 11th 32.8
Cooma Airport AWS 10.5   15.2 30th 0.0   −6.0 17th 13.6 34.6 low 39%
Cooma Visitors Centre 11.7 −0.3 17.0 30th −0.4 +1.0 −5.5 12th 16.3 37.7 average 43%
Goulburn Airport AWS 12.5   18.0 30th 2.6   −2.8 11th 24.2
Goulburn TAFE 12.2 −0.2 17.5 30th 3.6 +1.1 −2.0 11th 30.4 50.0 average 61%
Mount Ginini AWS 3.3   8.1 22nd −1.2   −8.5 11th 99.8
Taralga Post Office 11.9 +0.7 16.2 30th 2.9 +1.3 −4.0 11th 42.7 75.1 average 57%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 12.0 +0.3 14.5 5th 2.3 +1.0 −4.0 11th 49.0 66.2 average 74%
Tuggeranong 12.4   16.3 30th 3.4   −6.0 11th 28.4
Yass 13.2 +0.6 18.0 30th 4.2 +2.1 −1.7 16th 82.0 58.1 high 141%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 4.0 +0.8 8.5 22nd −3.7 +1.5 −12.9 18th 104.6 185.4 low 56%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 4.3 +0.4 9.0 22nd −2.6 +1.0 −9.6 18th 33.9 170.8 lowest 20%
Thredbo AWS 1.6 +0.1 7.0 22nd −3.2 +0.8 −9.0 11th 40.0 95.6 low 42%
Thredbo Village 6.5 −0.1 10.0 22nd −1.9 +0.5 −7.0 18th 83.9 162.9 low 52%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 13.8   17.7 16th 4.6   −2.0 11th 71.2
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 5.1   9.2 20th 0.6   −7.0 11th 83.6
Hume Reservoir 13.6 +0.6 17.1 20th 6.1 +1.4 −0.2 11th 78.0 68.1 average 115%
Khancoban AWS 12.3   18.2 30th 3.2   −3.4 11th 86.6
Tumbarumba Post Office 11.9 +0.2 15.9 30th 2.3 +2.2 −5.2 11th 86.4 103.0 average 84%
Wagga Wagga AMO 14.3 +0.5 18.1 30th 5.6 +1.9 −2.0 11th 49.2 49.7 average 99%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 13.1 +0.6 17.0 20th 6.0 +1.9 −1.3 11th 82.4 95.7 average 86%
Cootamundra Airport 13.3   18.0 30th 4.6   −2.5 11th 78.6
Grenfell 13.6 −0.2 17.2 30th 6.7 +2.6 0.7 11th 78.3 57.6 high 136%
Gundagai 14.1   19.6 30th 5.4   −0.6 12th 59.7
Quandialla Post Office 15.1 −0.1 19.0 22nd 6.6 +2.6 −1.2 11th 61.7 40.4 high 153%
Temora Airport 14.4   18.2 30th 5.8   −1.1 12th 58.4
Wyalong Post Office 14.8 −0.1 18.8 30th 6.5 +2.5 0.3 12th 81.4 42.7 very high 191%
Young Airport 13.4   17.1 30th 4.2   −2.6 12th 79.0
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 14.5 +0.6 18.0 4th 5.4 +1.8 0.4 11th 78.4 56.5 high 139%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 14.3   18.7 30th 5.9   −0.5 12th 37.2
Narrandera Airport 15.0   19.5 30th 6.3   −1.0 11th 76.2 38.2 very high 199%
Narrandera Golf Club 14.7 −0.3 19.5 30th 6.4 +2.2 0.0 11th 93.9 41.0 very high 229%
Tocumwal Airport 14.3 −0.5 18.0 30th 5.8 +1.6 −0.5 12th 65.6 44.2 high 148%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 14.7   19.4 30th 7.5   0.5 11th 73.4
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 15.3 −0.1 21.8 30th 6.7 +2.3 −0.9 11th 74.8 34.4 highest 217%
Hay 15.2 −0.6 20.3 30th 7.1 +2.6 1.4 11th 79.6 36.1 very high 220%
Hay Airport AWS 15.0   20.4 30th 6.8   0.5 11th 63.0
Hillston Airport 16.0 +0.2 22.0 30th 6.6 +1.7 −1.0 12th 77.2 35.1 very high 220%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 15.8 −0.3 21.4 30th 6.3 +1.7 0.5 19th 62.2 37.2 high 167%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Wednesday 1 July 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

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