Wednesday, 1 July 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for Sydney - Greater Sydney - Product code IDCKGC25L0

Sydney - Greater Sydney in June 2009

Warm June Nights for Sydney


Summary

  • Above average minimum temperatures
  • Average maximum temperatures
  • Average rainfall
  • Below average daily sunshine hours

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

The Sydney Metropolitan Area recorded close to average rainfall during June. Observatory Hill recorded a total of 129.8 mm, which is close to the historical average of 130.6 mm. The rain fell on a total of 14 days, which is above the historical average of 11 days. The wettest suburbs were along the coastal fringe and on the North Shore while the driest were in the far west. The highest June total was 145.4 mm recorded at Mona Vale Golf Club, while the lowest total of 24 mm was recorded at St Clair (Juba Close).

The majority of the month's rainfall fell in two main events. The first occured on the 3rd and 4th of June, when a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea produced moist onshore flows bringing coastal rain. The second event occured between the 17th and 22nd of June and again was caused by a high pressure system in the Tasman. A trough was also present just off shore during this time, bringing moderate rain to the coastal fringe.

Light rain over the catchment saw Sydney's storage levels rise slightly from 61% at the end of May, to 61.4% at the end of June. 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

Temperature

The Sydney Metropolitan area experienced close to average maximum temperature conditions over June. Coastal areas experienced slightly higher than average maximum temperatures, with Sydney Observatory Hill recording an average maximum temperature of 17.8°C, slightly above it's long-term June average of 16.9°C. June weather was dominated by high pressure systems in the Tasman Sea and coastal troughs.

Mild nights were also experienced across the Sydney Metropolitan area during June. The average minimum temperature at Sydney Observatory Hill was 10.3°C or 1.0°C above the historic average. Conditions in the west were similarly mild, with minimum temperatures at Camden airport averaging 5.6°C, which is 1.2°C above the historical average. Warm onshore flows throughout the month caused slightly above average humidity and increased cloudiness, which led to warmer than average nights across the Sydney Basin.

There was a considerable variation in temperatures over the Sydney region during June, with extremes ranging from a high of 21.4°C at Sydney Airport on the 29th to a low of −2.4°C at Richmond RAAF on the 11th.

Wind

Westerly winds prevailed in coastal Sydney on 78% of mornings, however no dominant wind direction was evident during the afternoon, with easterlies and westerlies both occuring at approximately the same frequency (23% and 27% respectively). The strongest wind gust was 67km/h at Camden Airport on the 10th, coinciding with a period of relatively stong onshore flows.

Other phenomena

No thunderstorms were recorded in Sydney during June, however a number of storms were recorded off the coast during this month. A waterspout was reported off the coast to the south of Sydney on the 2nd of June. The average daily sunshine in Sydney during June was 5.2 hours per day, which is slightly below the historic average of 5.6 hours per day. The amount of cloud cover over Sydney was slightly above average, with the average 9am observation recording 4.8 oktas, compared to the long-term average of 4 oktas.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
21.4°C at Sydney Airport AMO on the 29th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
18.2°C at Sydney Airport AMO
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
16.0°C at Springwood Bowling Club
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
11.0°C at Bankstown Airport AWS on the 14th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−2.4°C at Richmond RAAF on the 11th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
5.6°C at Camden Airport AWS
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
10.3°C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
14.5°C at Sydney Airport AMO on the 3rd
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
145.4 mm at Mona Vale Golf Club
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
31.8 mm at Sydney (Observatory Hill) on the 21st
Highest wind gust
67 km/h at Camden Airport AWS on the 10th

Summaries

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

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
Bankstown Airport AWS 17.5 −0.2 20.4 29th 7.2 +0.5 2.1 11th 57.4 73.5 average 78%
Camden Airport AWS 17.5 −0.2 21.1 29th 5.6 +1.2 0.0 12th 33.2 58.2 average 57%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.8   20.5 2nd 7.1   1.2 11th 69.6
Parramatta North 17.7 0.0 20.7 29th 8.1 +0.7 3.8 11th 54.4 83.9 average 65%
Penrith Lakes AWS 17.7   20.9 29th 7.6   1.7 11th 28.8
Prospect Reservoir 17.3 −0.1 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
Sydney 17.8 +0.9 21.0 22nd 10.3 +1.0 6.1 11th 129.8 130.6 average 99%
Sydney Airport AMO 18.2 +0.6 21.4 29th 10.1 +1.6 5.3 11th 68.4 120.8 average 57%
Terrey Hills AWS 16.6   19.5 23rd 9.2   3.7 11th 27.0

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)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Webbs Ck-Wisemans Ferry (Hawkesbury Rive 0.2 0.2 1.4 - 0.6 - 0.4 - - - - - - - - 0.2 1.6 1.0 4.8 2.2 0.2 15.8 0.2 - 0.2 - - - - 0.2
Central Tablelands (South) (63)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Sackville Ferry (Hawkesbury River) 2.2 0.2 7.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 - - - 0.2 - 0.2 - - 0.2 1.4 0.4 5.0 5.4 1.0 15.8 0.4 0.2 0.4 - - 0.2 0.2 -
Springwood Bowling Club 1.6 - 9.2 - 1.0 - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.4 1.2 1.8 3.8 0.8 11.0 0.2 - - - - - - -
Valley Heights (Sun Valley Rd) 1.0
9.4 - 1.0 - 1.0 - -
-

-

0.4 1.0 2.0 3.0 0.8 11.6 - 0.2 -




Metropolitan (East) (66)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd) 2.2
7.2










1.4
10.0 7.4 22.0 2.5 10.0 13.0







Auburn (Rosnay Golf Club) - 1.0 8.0 1.0 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 - 4.0 3.0 8.0 2.0 5.0 13.0 - - 1.0 - - - - -
Audley (Royal National Park) - 2.0 6.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 1.0 14.0 20.0 20.0 4.0 24.0 14.0 - 1.0 - - - - - -
Avalon (Wollstonecraft Ave) 2.0 3.0 6.0 10.0 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 27.0 13.0 17.0 5.0 13.0 27.0 - - - - - 5.0 - -
Bankstown Airport AWS 0.4 - 12.4 3.8 - - 0.8 - - - - - - - 1.0 - 4.6 6.2 8.6 1.4 6.0 11.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 - - - - -
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 1.8 3.0 6.2 6.4 1.0







0.2 1.4 0.4 8.6 13.8 25.0 3.0 18.4 22.6 0.2



3.2
-
Campbelltown (Ingleburn (Long Point)) 1.0 - 17.0 5.0 - - 2.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 7.0 5.0 2.0 9.0 25.0 - - 2.0 - - - 1.0 -
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 0.2 0.2 7.4 1.6 0.2 0.2 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - 1.6 - 9.8 4.4 11.4 1.2 15.2 13.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - 1.2 -
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 2.5 1.0 7.0 10.0 1.0
1.0






1.5
11.5 10.0 13.0 1.0 19.0 22.0




1.5

Chatswood Bowling Club 2.0 1.0 6.0 11.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - 17.0 6.0 12.0 4.0 12.0 16.0 1.0 - - - - - - -
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 1.8 5.2 8.4 10.2









0.6
15.2 8.6 25.2

21.2







Concord Golf Club
0.4 5.4 4.2 0.4








1.4
6.6 6.4 15.4 2.6 8.2 15.4







Cronulla South Bowling Club
10.6 9.4 1.6

0.4





»» 4.0 0.2 20.2 26.0 8.2 0.2 25.0 11.0 0.2






Guildford (Woodville Golf Club) 1.0 - -


























Holsworthy Control Range 0.2 - 11.4 16.8 - - 0.6 - - - - - - - 0.8 0.2 0.4 2.0
0.2 8.8 18.0 0.2
0.2 - - - 0.2
Lidcombe (Carnarvon Golf Club) - 2.0 8.0 2.0 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 - 5.0 3.0 11.0 2.0 8.0 14.0 - - - - - - - -
Liverpool-Scrivener St (Georges River) 1.0 - 8.0 9.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - 2.0 2.0 4.0 1.0 2.0 17.0 - - 1.0 - - - - -
Lucas Heights (ANSTO)
1.6 9.4










1.2
7.8 9.8 19.0
11.0 13.0

0.2

2.4

Manley / Warringah (Allambie) 2.0 4.0 5.0 12.5 1.5 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - 6.0 6.0 23.5 1.5 29.5 20.5 0.5 - - - - - - -
Manley / Warringah (Belrose) 1.5 1.5 5.5


- - - - - - -
1.0 - 6.5 11.5
2.5 13.0 20.5 - -

- 1.5 0.5 -
Marrickville Golf Club 1.0 - 7.0 2.0 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - 2.0 - 10.0 5.0 12.0 1.0 19.0 12.0 1.0 - - - - - 2.0 -
Milperra Bridge (Georges River) - - 10.0 7.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 3.0 3.0 - 8.0 10.0 - - - - - - - -
Mona Vale Golf Club 0.6 1.8 5.2 22.6 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 0.4 24.6 17.2 22.8 1.4 17.8 24.0 0.2 0.2 - - - 5.6 - -
North Turramurra (Dryden Rd) 1.8 6.6 6.6 3.0 0.8














9.2 16.4







Parramatta (Erts) 1.0 - 7.0 4.0 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 2.0 7.0 2.0 5.0 14.0 - - - - - - - -
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 1.0 0.6 7.8 2.4 0.6 - 2.0 - - - - - - - 0.6 - 3.6 3.2 7.2 4.0 6.6 14.2 0.2 - 0.4 - - - - -
Peakhurst Golf Club - - 12.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 - 10.0 12.0 5.0 1.0 11.0 1.0 -






Randwick Bowling Club 0.2 7.6 23.2 2.6 0.6
0.4






1.4 0.8 22.2 8.8 24.0 0.2 26.0 13.8







Riverview Observatory 0.6 0.4 7.2 7.0 0.6 - 0.6 »» 0.2 - - - - - 1.2 - 22.6 5.6 22.0 5.0 12.2 13.0 0.4 0.2 - - - 0.2 - -
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) 0.2 1.6 23.4 1.2 0.8
0.4






1.2 1.6 9.0 6.4 30.4 0.4 19.8 14.2 0.2 0.2


0.2

Sans Souci (Public School) - - 8.0 1.0 1.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 - 2.0 - 15.0 3.0 9.0 2.0 24.0 12.0 - 1.0 - - - - 3.0 1.0
St Ives (Richmond Avenue) 2.4 8.4 5.8 1.4 0.8
0.4






1.2 1.4 12.2 11.6 15.0 7.0 10.6 20.4 0.4



1.8

Strathfield Golf Club 2.0 - 7.0 3.0 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 - 7.0 3.0 11.0 3.0 6.0 12.0 1.0 - - - - - - -
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 0.6 - 8.0 10.4 0.6 - 0.2 - - - - - - - 1.2 0.6 29.8 7.8 23.6 0.2 31.8 12.2 - - - - - - 2.8 -
Sydney Airport AMO 0.2 1.2 6.4 2.4 - 0.2 0.8 0.2 - - - - - - 1.8 0.2 9.8 4.4 7.8 0.4 17.8 10.4 0.4 - 0.2 - - - 3.6 0.2
Sydney Olympic Park (Sydney Olympic Pk A 0.8 - 7.4 2.4 0.2 - 1.6 - - - - - - - 0.8 - 4.2 3.4 11.2 3.2 9.0 13.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - -
Terrey Hills AWS 4.0 5.0 1.6 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 - - - - 0.6 - 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.4 1.4 0.8 0.2 0.2 - - 3.6 - -
Turramurra (Kissing Point Road) 1.4 3.6 6.6 6.6 1.0
0.6






1.0
20.2 6.0 13.2 2.8 7.6 14.6




0.4
-
West Pymble (Wyuna Road) 2.2
7.4 0.8

0.4






1.4 0.2 19.0 4.0 9.0 »» 14.0 13.8 0.2 0.4





Metropolitan (West) (67)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Abbotsbury (Fairfield City Farm) - - 9.0 1.0 - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 5.0 19.0 1.0 - 1.0 - - - - -
Badgerys Creek AWS 0.4 - 8.6 0.2 - 0.2 1.2 - - - -
- - 0.2 - - 0.6 2.8 1.4 1.4
- 0.2 0.6 - 0.2 - - -
Baulkham Hills (Swimming Pool ) 5.5 0.5 7.5 0.5 0.5 - 2.0 - - - 2.5 - - - 0.5 - 3.5 1.0 6.5 1.0 8.0 14.5 0.5 - - - - - 0.5 -
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 1.5 0.5 7.5 0.5 0.5 - 2.0 0.5 - - 3.0 - - - - - 2.5 0.5 6.5 2.5 6.5 13.5 4.5 - 0.5 - - - - -
Berowra (Goodwyn Road) 2.0 1.6 5.8 0.1








0.8

8.6 5.4 7.2 14.6 8.0 17.8





0.4 -
Blacktown (Dog Pound) 4.0 - 9.0 - 0.5 - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 4.0 3.5 2.0 3.0 6.0 18.0 - 0.5 - 0.5 - - - -
Box Hill (Hynds Road) 1.0 - 8.0 - 1.0 - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 1.0 6.0 2.0 2.0 14.0 - - - - - - 2.0 -
Castle Hill (Kathleen Ave) 1.0 1.4 7.6 1.5 1.2 0.1 1.6






1.0
3.6 1.6 6.6 2.8 8.6 18.0 0.2
0.2


0.4
Glenorie (Old Northern Rd) 3.2
9.0


3.0








4.0 2.0 10.2 3.0 3.0 18.0





3.0
Greystanes (Cumberland Golf Club) - - 7.5 1.5 0.5 - 0.5 0.5 - 1.0 - - - - - 0.5 2.0 4.5 3.5 3.0 4.5 12.5 0.5 - 0.5 - - - - -
Hawkesbury River (Sackville Downstream) 2.5 - 4.0 0.5 - - 0.5 - - - - - - - - - 0.5 - 4.5 3.0 1.0 13.5 0.5 - 0.5 - - - 0.5 -
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 3.4 - 10.2 0.8 0.2 - 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.4 - 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.8 6.4 19.6 0.2 0.2 1.4 0.2 - - - -
Kelso Ck (Kelso Creek U/S Levee (Georges - - 9.0 3.5 - - 0.5 - - - - - - - 1.0 0.5 3.5 5.0 3.0 - 9.0 9.5 - 1.0 - - - - 1.5 -
Kings Langley (NSW Soccer Federation) 4.0 - 7.0 - 0.5 - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - 1.5 0.5 4.0 1.0 6.0 12.0 - 0.5 0.5 - - - - -
Kings Langley (Solander Rd) 2.0 - 6.8 0.4 0.4 - 1.6 0.2 - - - - - - 0.4 - 1.0 0.6 5.0 1.4 8.8 11.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - 0.4 -
Liverpool (Michael Wenden Centre) 2.0 - 7.4 3.4 0.4 0.2 0.8 - - - - - - - 0.8 - 0.4 3.2 5.8 1.0 5.0 15.6 0.2 0.2 1.2 - - - - -
Lower Portland (Hawkesbury River) 0.2 - 9.2 - 0.2 0.6 0.4 - 0.2 - - - 0.2 - - - 1.2 0.4 5.6 3.4 0.4 19.8 0.4 - 0.4 - - 0.2 - -
Maroota (Tobruk) 0.6 0.2 7.4 0.4 0.4
0.4 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 2.2 6.4 6.8 1.4 22.6 0.4 0.6 0.2 - - - - -
Merrylands (Welsford Street) 1.2
9.8 2.2

1.6










6.6 4.4 5.8 12.6







Merrylands West (Finlayson Creek) 1.5 - 7.5 5.5 0.5 - 0.5 0.5 - - - - - - - 0.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 2.0 3.5 13.5 - 0.5 - 0.5 1.0 - - -
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) 1.0 - 7.0 2.0 - - 1.5 0.5 - - - - - - - - 2.5 1.5 7.5 3.0 6.0 13.5 - 0.5 - - - - - -
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) 2.0 1.0 9.5 1.0 1.5 - 2.5 0.5 - 3.5 - - - - - 0.5 3.0 2.5 12.0 3.0 8.0 21.0 - - - - - - - -
Northmead Bowling Club 0.5 - 7.0 - 0.5 - 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 - - - - - - 2.5 1.5 6.0 3.0 4.5 12.5 - 0.5 - - - - - -
Parramatta (Baulkham Hills West (Sierra 2.0 - 7.0 5.5 - - 2.0 - - - 0.5 - - - - - 1.0 1.0 5.5




- 0.5 - - - -
Penrith Lakes AWS 0.4 0.6 7.6 0.2 - 0.2 1.2 - - - - 0.2 - - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 2.2 1.4 1.2 11.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 - 0.2 0.2 0.2 -
Prospect Reservoir 1.0 - 7.6 0.8 0.3 - 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.6 - 3.9 6.3 3.0 2.3 8.0 17.2 - - 0.5 - - - 0.1 -
Richmond RAAF 1.0 0.4 6.6 0.2 - 0.2 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 1.0 2.2 2.6 0.4 13.8 - - 0.4 - - - - -
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) 3.5 - 7.5 - - - 1.5 - - 0.5 1.5 - - - - - 2.0 0.5 3.5 3.5 6.0 9.0 - 0.5 - - - - - -
Seven Hills (Collins St) 2.6
7.4


1.9 0.8







1.4 1.6 4.3 2.4 5.8 13.4







St Clair (Juba Close) 6.0 - 6.0
- - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 1.0 - - 4.0 - 1.0 1.0 - - - - -
Toongabbie Bowling Club 2.5 - 7.0 3.0 - - 1.5 - 2.0 - - - - - - - 1.5 1.0 4.5 3.5 6.5 11.5 - - 0.5 - - - - -
Toongabbie Ck (Redbank Road (Toongabbee 3.0 0.5 7.0 0.5 - - 1.5 - - - 1.0 - - - 0.5 - 1.5 1.5 5.0 3.0 6.0 12.0 0.5 - - - - - - -
West Pennant Hills (Cumberland S F Alert 2.5 3.0 7.0 0.5 1.0 - 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.5 - 5.0 2.0 7.5 2.5 6.5 14.0 - - 0.5 - - - - -
Willmot (Resolution Ave) 1.0 - 6.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 1.0 - 14.0 - - - - - - - -
Windsor SWC (Hawkesbury River) - - -


























Illawarra (68)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Camden Airport AWS 0.4 - 9.6 0.2 0.6 - 2.8 - - - - - - - 0.4 - - 1.4 6.2 0.8 3.8 6.0 0.2 0.2 0.6 - - - - -
Camden Valley Golf Resort - - 6.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 2.0 - 1.0 7.0 - 1.0 - - - - - -
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa - - 14.0 3.0 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 6.0 14.0 1.0 8.0 14.0 - - - - - - 1.0 -
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 0.2 0.4 10.0 0.8 - 0.2 1.2 - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 1.8 11.6 0.8 7.8 7.4 - 0.2 0.6 - - - - -
Rossmore (South Creek) 1.0 - 9.0 - 1.0 - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 2.0 - 6.0 13.0 - 1.0 - - - - - -

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 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.

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 20 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

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