NSW in November 2011: 7th wettest November on record

  • 7th wettest November on record for NSW
  • Above average maximum temperatures
  • 6th warmest November on record for minimum temperatures.

Rainfall

NSW recorded a statewide average rainfall of 92.7 mm during November, double the historical average of 44.9 mm and the 7th wettest on record, although lower than November 2010 (105.5 mm). Most of the state had above average rainfall during the month, with records broken in areas as diverse as Tibooburra in the northwest, Wagga Wagga and Thredbo in the south, and Guyra in the northeast. The Murray-Darling Basin also recorded well above average rainfall with 77.3 mm, the 10th wettest on record.

Most of the rain fell between the 22nd and 26th of the month, as a low pressure trough brought moist tropical air into the state, triggering heavy falls across NSW. Rain was particularly heavy in the northeast, with daily falls as high as 190.5 mm at Gwyder River on the 26th, resulting in a 4-day total of 302 mm. The heavy rain triggered flooding in northeastern NSW, including significant flooding around the major centres of Gunnedah and Moree, with Natural Disasters declared for the Armidale, Inverell, and Moree Plains shires.

Some sites had their highest total November rainfall on record. Some sites had their highest November daily rainfall on record. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

The average maximum temperature in NSW during November was 29 °C, 1.2 °C above the historical average of 27.8 °C. Most of the state recorded temperatures at least 1 °C above average, with parts of southern NSW more than 2 °C above average. The warm temperatures were associated with generally warm, clear conditions during the first three weeks of the month. This was followed by cooler conditions during late November, associated with rain and cloudy conditions between the 22nd and 26th. In particular, much of northwest NSW was more than 12 °C below average on the 21st and 22nd, including the coldest November day on record at Tibooburra on the 22nd, as well as two consecutive days below the previous record at Wanaaring.

The average minimum temperature in NSW during November was 15.4 °C, 2 °C above the historical average of 13.4 °C and the 6th warmest on record, although substantially cooler than November 2009 (17.6 °C). Most of NSW had well above average minimums during November, with more than 50% of NSW in the highest 10% of years. This included a record November at several stations in the northeast, as well as the second warmest on record at stations including Inverell, Kempsey, Moruya Heads and Bombala. Nights were persistently warm throughout the month, associated with warm northwesterly wind anomalies and above average cloudiness over NSW.

The statewide mean temperature in NSW during November was consequently 22.2 °C, 1.6 °C above the historical average.

Some sites had their coldest November day (lowest maximum temperature) on record. Some sites had their warmest November night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some sites had their highest November mean daily minimum temperature on record.

See a map of maximum temperature anomalies. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

Other phenomena

Severe thunderstorms in inland NSW on the 29th and 30th of November were associated with strong wind gusts as high as 133 km/hr at West Wyalong and 120 km/hr at Forbes, in addition to two-hour rainfall as high as 56 mm at Mountview. A severe thunderstorm also caused significant hail damage to crops in Batlow on November 9.

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Extremes in November 2011
Hottest day 42.2 °C at Walgett Airport AWS on the 15th
Warmest days on average 32.8 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 12.5 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 7.0 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 22nd
Coldest night -2.0 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 24th
Coolest nights on average 5.0 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 19.6 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 27.2 °C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 16th
Warmest on average overall 26.1 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest on average overall 8.7 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 393.2 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day 190.5 mm at Gwyder River (Gravesend Rd Bdg (Gwydir R on the 26th
Highest wind gust 133 km/h at West Wyalong Airport AWS on the 29th

Record highest November daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in November 2011 (mm)
Previous wettest
for November
Years of
record
Warialda Post Office 110.6 on the 26th 93.2 on the 16th in 1950 133
Glen Innes Post Office 90.0 on the 24th 85.6 on the 14th in 1890 127
Blackville Post Office 71.4 on the 26th 71.0 on the 19th in 2000 122
Boggabri (Retreat) 72.8 on the 26th 71.1 on the 6th in 1942 110
Burrinjuck Dam 94.0 on the 26th 88.0 on the 29th in 2010 103
Tingha Post Office 76.0 on the 24th 69.6 on the 11th in 1959 102
Croppa Creek (Krui Plains) 106.2 on the 26th 82.6 on the 16th in 1963 96
Pallamallawa Post Office 127.2 on the 26th 88.4 on the 16th in 1950 91
Quandialla Post Office 64.2 on the 26th 58.7 on the 2nd in 1942 85
Wagga Wagga AMO 57.4 on the 30th 51.6 on the 7th in 1971 70
Tharwa General Store 86.6 on the 26th 78.0 on the 7th in 1989 69
Bundarra (Granite Heights) 75.8 on the 27th 61.2 on the 8th in 1966 46
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 200.0 on the 26th 83.0 on the 7th in 1978 44
Croppa Creek (Rawdon) 84.2 on the 24th 73.4 on the 20th in 2000 43
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 108.0 on the 24th 101.2 on the 30th in 1983 40
Guyra (Gowan Brae) 60.4 on the 24th 58.9 on the 8th in 1966 39
Guyra Hospital 105.0 on the 24th 85.0 on the 17th in 2010 31
Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) 123.0 on the 10th 80.0 on the 7th in 1971 23
Walcha (Thee St) 69.6 on the 24th 59.0 on the 24th in 1996 22



Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2011 (mm)
Previous wettest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Tumbarumba Post Office 240.2 210.4 in 1916 127 74.8
Tibooburra Post Office 123.6 122.6 in 2010 123 18.2
Burrinjuck Dam 206.3 202.5 in 1924 104 72.8
Pallamallawa Post Office 271.0 269.6 in 1961 99 66.9
Croppa Creek (Krui Plains) 218.6 213.2 in 1924 98 60.9
Quandialla Post Office 166.5 145.4 in 2010 85 44.0
Wagga Wagga AMO 151.0 142.4 in 1970 71 45.3
Tharwa General Store 173.6 150.4 in 1989 68 68.2
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 262.6 241.0 in 1983 44 90.4
Bowmans Creek (Grenell) 195.2 182.4 in 2007 43 84.1
Merriwa (Roscommon) 160.2 117.0 in 2010 42 60.4
Bobadah (Pretty View) 135.4 110.8 in 2000 35 36.7
Guyra Hospital 250.2 204.2 in 1995 30 105.8
Thredbo AWS 331.4 312.6 in 1971 27 149.0
Cessnock Airport AWS 155.6 144.8 in 2007 22 74.1
Bigga (St Margarets) 133.8 110.2 in 1907 20 57.3




Record lowest November daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in November 2011 (°C)
Previous coolest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Tibooburra Post Office 15.8 on the 22nd 16.1 on the 17th in 1912 101 32.0
Wanaaring Post Office 16.8 on the 22nd 19.4 on the 23rd in 2009 21 32.3



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2011 (°C)
Previous warmest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 19.9 on the 10th 19.5 on the 25th in 2002 21 12.0



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2011 (°C)
Previous warmest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 18.2 18.1 in 2009 72 16.7
Coffs Harbour MO 18.5 18.4 in 1997 60 16.1
Grafton Olympic Pool 18.5 18.2 in 1997 45 16.2
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 17.3 17.1 in 2009 42 13.9
Tabulam (Muirne) 16.1 = 16.1 in 2009 41 14.2
Montague Island Lighthouse 16.1 = 16.1 in 2000 39 14.1
Guyra Hospital 11.6 11.5 in 2009 27 8.7



Summary statistics for November 2011
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2011
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2011
Mean for
November
2011
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2011
Total for
November
2011
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2011
Fraction of
November
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 30.8   39.8 19th 16.9   10.8 23rd 53.6
Tibooburra Airport 31.4   40.5 29th 18.4   11.3 23rd 138.6
Tibooburra Post Office 31.7 -0.3 41.2 19th 18.6 +1.0 11.6 23rd 123.6 18.2 highest 679%
White Cliffs AWS 31.1   41.2 19th 18.0   10.9 23rd 72.2
White Cliffs Post Office 31.0 -0.5 40.4 19th 17.2 +0.8 10.1 23rd 79.5 19.7 v high 404%
Wilcannia (Reid St) 31.1 -0.1 40.8 19th 16.3 +0.7 10.8 23rd 51.8 21.0 high 247%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 31.2   41.2 29th 15.8   10.5 2nd 54.0
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 29.7 +1.1 37.8 19th 15.8 +1.1 9.2 2nd 66.0 21.1 v high 313%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 29.6 +1.2 37.0 19th 15.5 +0.8 9.0 2nd 56.4 21.9 v high 258%
Lake Victoria Storage 29.0 +1.8 36.0 18th 14.4 +1.2 7.5 1st 48.5 24.0 high 202%
Menindee Post Office 31.0 +1.0 40.6 29th 16.0 +1.5 11.2 15th 30.5 20.9 high 146%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 31.1   38.6 29th 15.7   9.4 1st 24.0 21.0 average 114%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 32.2   41.8 15th 18.2   13.3 27th 54.6
Brewarrina Hospital 31.8 -0.6 40.6 15th 17.8 +1.6 12.9 3rd 74.4 34.4 v high 216%
Cobar Airport AWS 30.4   39.0 19th 16.7   10.4 2nd 63.2
Cobar MO 30.2 +0.8 39.3 19th 17.1 +1.2 11.6 23rd 54.4 36.6 high 149%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 32.5 +0.4 41.1 15th 18.9 +2.5 11.0 2nd 136.4 49.3 v high 277%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 32.5   40.4 15th 19.3   13.5 2nd 68.4
Wanaaring Post Office 32.5 +0.2 40.9 15th 18.3 +1.5 12.8 26th 62.3 25.6 v high 243%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 28.8 +0.7 37.0 29th 14.4 +1.8 7.6 1st 77.6 28.2 v high 275%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 30.8   40.3 29th 16.4   8.2 1st 41.4
Ivanhoe Post Office 31.5 +1.5 40.8 29th 15.8 +2.1 5.3 1st 42.1 23.8 high 177%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 29.0 +0.4 37.1 19th 14.7 +1.7 7.5 4th 108.6 39.8 v high 273%
Condobolin Airport AWS 28.3   36.8 19th 14.7   8.4 4th 106.4
Peak Hill Post Office 28.3 +0.2 37.0 14th 16.5 +2.1 10.2 1st 98.8 47.8 high 207%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 28.2   37.2 19th 13.4   6.8 4th 117.8
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 30.0   39.9 15th 16.0   8.4 4th 69.6
Nyngan Airport 29.5 -0.5 39.5 14th 16.5 +1.5 13.0 1st 72.2 36.6 high 197%
Trangie Research Station AWS 28.7 -0.1 38.7 14th 15.2 +1.6 7.8 4th 80.2 45.8 high 175%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 32.8 +0.7 41.1 15th 19.4 +2.7 12.3 3rd 172.1 46.8 v high 368%
Walgett Airport AWS 32.6   42.2 15th 17.3   9.6 4th 87.4
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 31.2   39.7 15th 19.0   11.9 2nd 219.0
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 29.4 +1.6 35.6 15th 13.9 +2.1 7.6 3rd 130.9 73.0 high 179%
Narrabri Airport AWS 31.0   39.5 15th 17.9   9.8 3rd 200.0
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 29.9   38.5 15th 15.7   8.6 3rd 197.2
Gunnedah Resource Centre 29.6 +1.3 37.8 15th 17.6 +2.6 12.2 4th 188.5 70.9 v high 266%
Quirindi Post Office 30.2 +1.7 38.0 15th 15.1 +3.2 8.0 3rd 137.6 65.4 v high 210%
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.8   36.4 15th 15.0   7.6 3rd 200.8
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 24.6 +1.3 31.0 15th 10.4 +2.2 3.0 3rd 164.0 86.5 v high 190%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 24.2   30.3 15th 11.5   4.1 3rd 244.4
Armidale Airport AWS 23.3   29.3 15th 12.4   5.9 3rd 219.6
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn     30.5 15th 12.0 +2.1 7.5 3rd 116.8 90.1 high 130%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 24.0   30.2 15th 10.8   3.7 3rd 243.2
Glen Innes Post Office 25.0 +1.3 31.9 15th 13.2 +3.4 7.9 3rd 228.9 88.0 v high 260%
Guyra Hospital 22.1 +1.7 27.7 15th 11.6 +2.9 5.5 1st 250.2 105.8 highest 236%
Inverell (Raglan St) 27.8   34.5 15th 13.8   7.0 3rd 201.2
Inverell Research Centre 27.2 +1.5 33.3 15th 15.2 +2.5 10.2 3rd 216.2 87.8 v high 246%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 26.0 +1.2 32.1 15th 11.7 +0.9 5.8 3rd 71.8 85.1 average 84%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 27.0 +1.9 31.4 15th 16.1 +1.9 11.4 13th 124.4 119.9 average 104%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 27.4   31.0 10th 18.2   13.4 6th 83.8
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 25.7   30.4 30th 19.6   15.6 1st 66.0
Casino Airport 30.6 +0.9 35.6 10th 17.9 +2.0 11.9 6th 54.4 86.6 average 63%
Casino Airport AWS 30.4   35.5 10th 17.6   11.4 6th 61.8
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 28.0   36.0 10th 18.1   14.2 6th 133.8
Grafton Airport AWS 29.1   34.8 10th 17.5   12.7 6th 166.4
Grafton Olympic Pool 29.8 +1.7 35.6 10th 18.5 +2.3 14.0 1st 165.2 105.8 high 156%
Grafton Research Stn 29.2   34.5 10th 18.1   13.9 1st 181.0 80.9 v high 224%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 29.1   34.1 10th 17.9   13.9 6th 107.4
Lismore Airport AWS 29.5   34.2 10th 16.7   11.6 6th 126.0
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 29.1 +1.5 33.9 10th 18.2 +1.6 13.0 6th 159.6 126.9 high 126%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.3 +0.7 28.3 30th 19.1 +1.7 15.7 1st 118.4 92.5 average 128%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 26.5 +1.6 33.6 27th 18.5 +2.4 14.8 2nd 153.0 141.2 average 108%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 23.7   30.5 16th 14.4   10.4 1st 255.5
Kempsey (Wide Street) 27.4 +0.3 32.5 27th 17.8 +3.4 13.9 2nd 199.0 95.2 high 209%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.6   35.1 20th 16.7   12.0 2nd 115.0
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 25.1 +0.6 32.0 10th 18.2 +1.5 14.2 1st 196.8 114.7 high 172%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 24.0   29.8 10th 17.4   13.0 2nd 172.1 82.2 v high 209%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.0   32.8 27th 17.2   12.3 2nd 327.6
Taree Airport AWS 26.9   35.4 20th 17.2   12.3 2nd 161.0
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 27.4 +0.8 34.4 14th 17.3 +3.4 13.6 28th 393.2 161.9 v high 243%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 27.3 +0.8 35.9 14th 14.7 +1.8 6.8 4th 155.6 74.1 highest 210%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 26.8   35.8 20th 14.9   6.8 4th 177.0
Gosford (Narara Research Station) AWS 26.4 +1.3 36.3 14th 15.1 +2.0 9.3 4th 124.6 92.0 high 135%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 29.1 0.0 37.2 14th 15.1 +1.9 9.0 4th 163.7 61.2 v high 267%
Maitland Visitors Centre 27.6   36.0 14th 15.5   9.0 4th 151.4
Mangrove Mountain AWS 25.5   34.9 14th 14.9   8.8 4th 181.6
Merriwa (Roscommon) 27.6   35.9 14th 13.0   6.4 1st 160.2 60.4 highest 265%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 24.7   29.7 9th 14.3   7.8 1st 176.2
Murrurundi Post Office 27.7 +0.4 33.8 15th 14.0 +2.9 6.6 2nd 178.8 75.7 v high 236%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 24.4 -0.4 29.5 9th 18.1 +2.5 14.0 25th 129.4 80.0 high 162%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.3 +0.8 34.4 14th 17.6 +1.5 13.5 2nd 133.8 70.7 high 189%
Newcastle University 27.1   35.9 14th 16.7   10.5 4th 180.3
Norah Head AWS 24.4   35.4 20th 17.1   13.0 3rd 130.2
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 27.7 +1.1 36.4 14th 15.6 +1.7 9.4 5th 158.0 81.9 v high 193%
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 25.2 +1.1 34.0 20th 14.9 +2.0 9.1 4th 178.2 110.4 high 161%
Scone Airport AWS 28.5   35.6 14th 14.5   7.2 2nd 159.8
Singleton STP 28.9   36.2 14th 12.1   7.5 3rd 159.6
Williamtown RAAF 27.1 +1.7 37.1 14th 16.0 +1.7 8.3 4th 123.0 82.2 high 150%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 27.0 +0.5 34.5 14th 14.1 +1.9 9.5 1st 123.1 60.0 v high 205%
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.6   34.6 14th 12.8   7.2 2nd 131.0
Nullo Mountain AWS 20.8   27.3 14th 11.5   6.2 4th 172.8
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 24.6 +1.3 31.6 14th 10.7 +1.8 3.2 4th 133.0 61.6 v high 216%
Bathurst Airport AWS 24.3   31.0 15th 10.6   3.6 4th 138.4
Katoomba (Murri St) 21.8 +1.6 28.4 14th 12.1 +2.3 7.6 4th 180.8 107.9 high 168%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 22.6   29.5 15th 11.1   5.9 11th 168.0 63.8 v high 263%
Mount Boyce AWS 21.3   27.7 19th 11.5   7.6 4th 173.8
Oberon (Springbank) 21.4 +1.6 27.8 15th 9.2 +2.6 3.2 3rd 138.4 71.7 v high 193%
Orange Agricultural Institute 21.4 +0.4 27.8 14th 11.1 +2.0 5.0 4th 166.9 79.9 v high 209%
Orange Airport AWS 21.9   28.5 15th 9.9   2.5 1st 169.6
Springwood (Valley Heights) 25.9   35.7 14th 14.7   9.5 1st 196.2 96.2 v high 204%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 27.7 -0.1 36.6 15th 12.6 +2.0 5.0 4th 124.6 65.8 v high 189%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 26.4   35.6 15th 15.5   9.1 1st 99.2
Dunedoo Post Office 28.5 +0.9 36.5 15th 15.2 +2.9 9.2 3rd 133.4 55.5 v high 240%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 27.6   34.7 19th 12.8   6.7 1st 122.2
Dubbo Airport AWS 28.2   36.9 14th 14.7   8.5 4th 101.6
Forbes Airport AWS 27.8   36.9 19th 13.2   6.1 4th 126.6
Parkes (Macarthur Street) 27.9 +0.2 36.3 14th 15.3 +1.8 8.0 1st 138.0 49.5 v high 279%
Parkes Airport AWS 26.7   34.5 19th 12.6   4.1 4th 143.4 59.6 v high 241%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 28.2 -0.2 36.3 14th 14.1 +1.9 6.5 4th 108.3 58.5 high 185%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.0 +1.9 37.3 14th 16.4 +2.1 12.7 2nd 145.2 78.7 v high 184%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.0   36.6 14th 16.3   11.8 2nd 161.6
Holsworthy Control Range 26.6   36.8 14th 15.2   11.2 2nd 148.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 26.9 +1.6 37.2 14th 16.0 +2.0 11.5 2nd 139.8 86.1 high 162%
Riverview Observatory 25.6 +1.4 36.7 14th 16.6 +2.4 12.5 2nd 147.3 79.3 v high 186%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 25.2 +1.6 37.2 14th 17.8 +2.2 13.8 3rd 148.4 83.8 high 177%
Sydney Airport AMO 25.9 +1.9 37.9 14th 17.7 +2.4 13.4 4th 143.8 81.6 v high 176%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 23.1   36.5 14th 17.7   13.7 4th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.0   37.2 14th 16.8   12.6 2nd 171.6
Terrey Hills AWS 24.6   35.8 14th 16.0   11.8 3rd 183.2
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 27.5   37.2 14th 15.0   10.4 2nd 139.6
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 27.0   37.0 14th 15.5   10.9 2nd 156.2
Liverpool (Michael Wenden Centre) 27.0   37.9 14th 15.4   11.2 2nd 97.3
Penrith Lakes AWS 28.2   38.7 14th 16.2   12.7 2nd 153.8
Prospect Reservoir 27.0 +1.7 37.0 14th 15.7 +1.5 11.6 2nd 151.8 73.0 v high 208%
Richmond RAAF 27.9   36.8 14th 15.6   11.2 5th 133.4
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 24.6   36.4 14th 14.7   11.6 2nd 146.6
Bellambi AWS 23.1   35.5 14th 16.7   13.3 3rd 147.8
Bowral (Parry Drive) 22.9 +1.6 30.8 19th 12.3 +2.7 7.6 21st 107.4 94.9 high 113%
Camden Airport AWS 27.3 +1.3 37.2 14th 14.7 +1.8 10.2 2nd 158.8 77.9 v high 204%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 27.1   37.4 14th 14.4   10.0 2nd 142.8
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular AWS) 23.2   33.7 14th 16.3   12.0 4th 112.4
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 22.7   35.1 14th 16.5   13.0 4th 144.2
Moss Vale AWS 22.5   30.4 14th 11.9   6.7 2nd 96.6
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 25.4   35.0 14th 14.6   11.3 4th 80.6
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 23.9 +1.0 35.6 14th 14.2 +2.2 8.0 4th 113.4 93.6 average 121%
Bega AWS 24.5   33.2 14th 13.4   6.9 4th 91.0
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 23.3 +1.7 30.6 19th 9.8 +1.5 1.6 21st 149.4 80.0 v high 187%
Green Cape AWS 20.8   24.6 6th 15.2   12.2 1st 91.8
Merimbula Airport AWS 23.2   28.7 14th 13.6   8.2 4th 124.2
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.2 +1.3 28.1 14th 16.1 +2.0 12.6 1st 63.0 77.0 average 82%
Moruya Airport AWS 23.4   36.7 14th 14.0   9.1 4th 121.2
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 22.2 +0.8 35.0 14th 15.2 +2.4 11.0 4th 110.2 76.1 high 145%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.8 +1.2 27.5 14th 15.2 +2.1 11.0 4th 120.0 73.0 high 164%
Ulladulla AWS 22.6   34.9 14th 15.7   11.7 4th 125.0
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 23.0 +1.9 30.6 6th 9.8 +3.0 4.2 24th 123.6 64.2 high 193%
Bombala AWS 21.4   28.8 6th 9.1   3.9 24th 139.4
Canberra Airport 25.4   32.7 19th 10.4   4.5 5th 116.4
Cooma Airport AWS 22.2   27.8 19th 8.0   0.0 24th 98.2 69.4 high 141%
Cooma Visitors Centre 24.0 +1.7 30.8 19th 8.3 +1.3 2.0 21st 84.1 66.1 high 127%
Goulburn Airport AWS 24.5   31.5 19th 9.9   4.0 21st 81.6
Goulburn TAFE 24.6 +2.1 32.0 19th 11.8 +2.4 7.1 11th 75.4 66.3 average 114%
Mount Ginini AWS 15.8   21.6 19th 6.7   0.8 24th 258.0
Taralga Post Office 23.5 +2.2 30.9 19th 9.3 +1.6 1.7 11th 110.4 68.3 high 162%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 25.0   32.1 19th 11.0   5.3 21st 190.2
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 15.0   20.6 29th 5.5   -1.9 4th 320.8
Thredbo AWS 12.5 +1.0 17.4 29th 5.0 +2.4 -2.0 24th 331.4 149.0 highest 222%
Thredbo Village 17.8 +1.4 22.6 5th 6.5 +2.8 -1.0 4th 302.9 165.3 v high 183%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 26.7   35.9 29th 13.5   8.1 4th 128.6
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 16.0   21.1 19th 8.6   2.8 24th 272.0
Hume Reservoir 26.5 +1.5 36.0 29th 14.2 +2.5 7.2 4th 137.4 53.2 v high 258%
Khancoban AWS 24.7   31.1 29th 11.4   5.7 24th 181.0
Tumbarumba Post Office 23.8 +1.3 30.5 29th 10.5 +3.0 3.5 4th 240.2 74.8 highest 321%
Wagga Wagga AMO 28.0 +2.3 35.8 19th 13.2 +2.4 5.5 4th 151.0 45.3 highest 333%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 25.7 +1.8 33.2 19th 12.8 +1.7 6.5 1st 206.3 72.8 highest 283%
Cootamundra Airport 26.6   34.5 19th 11.1   5.0 1st 147.4
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 26.9 +0.3 34.4 19th 13.2 +1.4 5.6 4th 163.6 51.0 v high 321%
Gundagai (William St) 27.0   36.4 19th 12.9   7.4 1st 162.2
Quandialla Post Office 28.0 +0.5 35.8 19th 14.0 +2.1 7.5 4th 166.5 44.0 highest 378%
Temora Airport 28.4   36.8 19th 12.2   4.4 4th 107.8
Wyalong Post Office 28.1 +0.9 36.2 19th 15.1 +2.6 9.1 1st 93.0 36.8 v high 253%
Young Airport 26.3   33.7 19th 10.5   4.1 4th 98.0
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 27.5 +0.9 37.0 29th 13.4 +2.4 6.0 4th 100.4 42.0 v high 239%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 27.9   37.7 29th 13.7   7.5 4th 66.2
Narrandera Airport 29.3   38.6 29th 14.3   6.6 4th 46.8 34.2 high 137%
Narrandera Golf Club 29.2 +1.9 37.3 29th 12.8 +0.4 4.8 4th 49.4 37.3 high 132%
Tocumwal Airport 27.7 +1.1 38.3 29th 13.9 +2.0 9.4 5th 75.7 34.4 v high 220%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 29.3   38.1 19th 15.7   7.5 1st 56.8 29.4 high 193%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 29.3 +1.3 39.2 29th 15.4 +2.8 8.5 23rd 43.4 33.5 high 130%
Hay (Miller Street) 29.8 +1.4 39.1 29th 15.2 +2.7 8.0 4th 60.8 26.0 v high 234%
Hay Airport AWS 30.2   40.1 29th 14.4   7.2 4th 68.8
Hillston Airport 30.3 +1.8 39.0 29th 15.8 +2.1 9.5 1st 39.8 28.4 high 140%
Lake Cargelligo Airport     37.2 19th 14.5 +0.4 8.6 1st 68.9 33.3 high 207%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 23.5 +1.3 25.6 23rd 18.7 +1.4 11.7 6th 36.8 101.3 low 36%
Norfolk Island Aero 22.3 +0.6 25.2 24th 16.3 +0.2 13.9 15th 21.2 72.3 low 29%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in New South Wales using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Thursday 1 December 2011. 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.

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