Sydney - Greater Sydney in November 2011

Sydney in November 2011: 3rd warmest November nights on record

  • Wettest November since 2007
  • 3rd warmest average minimum temperatures on record
  • Equal 3rd warmest night on record.
  • Above average maximum temperatures.

Rainfall

Sydney Observatory Hill recorded 148.4 mm of rain during November, well above the historical average of 83.8 mm and the wettest November since 2007. The rain fell over sixteen rain days, above average for November. This included six days with more than 10 mm, the most since six days in November 2003. Particularly heavy falls were associated with a low pressure trough, which brought moist tropical air into the state between the 23rd and 26th. Rainfall reached 38.8 mm at Observatory Hill on the 23rd, while the wettest day in the metropolitan region was on the 26th, with several stations exceeding 50 mm including 71.2 mm at Berowra. This month was the wettest November on record in Berowra, Castle Hill and Randwick since the 1980s.

Temperature

Sydney Observatory Hill recorded an average maximum temperature of 25.2 °C during November, 1.6 °C above the historical average, with above average temperatures throughout the city. Temperatures were particularly warm in the first half of the month, with five consecutive days above 28 °C at Observatory Hill between the 6th and 10th, the first time in November since 1966. Three days reached 30 °C during the month, above average for November (2 days), reaching 37.2 °C on the 14th. Temperatures cooled during a rainfall event towards the end of the month, with maximums of just 18.3 °C on the 23rd and 24th.

The average minimum temperature was 17.8 °C, 2.2 °C above the historical average and the 3rd warmest on record, following 2009 and 1914, and the second warmest on record at Sydney Airport. Nights were warmer than average throughout the city, particularly during the middle of the month, reaching 24.2 °C at Observatory Hill on the 10th. This was the equal 3rd warmest November day on record and the warmest since 24.8 °C on November 14 1967. Only four nights dipped below 15 °C during the month, reaching 13.8 °C on the 3rd, only the 8th time on record with no colder nights.

Wind

Winds were predominantly easterly during the month, with 77% of 3pm winds at Sydney Airport between SSE and NNE, normal for November. The strongest wind gusts reached 74 km/hr on the 14th and 76 km/hr on the 16th, with the highest wind gust anywhere in Sydney reaching 81 km/hr at Port Botany on the 14th.

Other phenomena

Sydney Airport recorded an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine during November, below the November average of 7.6 hours and the least sunshine for November since 2001. There were three thunderstorms reported at the Airport, close to the historical average of four storms, with five storms reported anywhere in the Metropolitan area during the month.

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Extremes in November 2011
Hottest day 38.7 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS on the 14th
Warmest days on average 28.2 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS
Coolest days on average 24.6 °C at Terrey Hills AWS
Coldest day 14.5 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights) on the 23rd
14.5 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights) on the 24th
Coldest night 9.5 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights) on the 1st
Coolest nights on average 14.4 °C at Campbelltown (Mount Annan)
Warmest nights on average 17.8 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
Warmest night 24.2 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill) on the 10th
Warmest on average overall 22.2 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS
Coolest on average overall 20.3 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights)
20.3 °C at Terrey Hills AWS
Wettest overall196.2 mm at Springwood (Valley Heights)
Wettest day 71.2 mm at Berowra (Goodwyn Road) on the 26th
Highest wind gust 81 km/h at Port Botany (Molineux Point AWS) on the 14th
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
Badgerys Creek AWS 27.5   37.2 14th 15.0   10.4 2nd 139.6
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.0 +1.9 37.3 14th 16.4 +2.1 12.7 2nd 145.2 78.7 v high 184%
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
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
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
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 26.9 +1.6 37.2 14th 16.0 +2.0 11.5 2nd 139.8 86.1 high 162%
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
Riverview Observatory 25.6 +1.4 36.7 14th 16.6 +2.4 12.5 2nd 147.3 79.3 v high 186%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 25.9   35.7 14th 14.7   9.5 1st 196.2 96.2 v high 204%
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%
Terrey Hills AWS 24.6   35.8 14th 16.0   11.8 3rd 183.2

Daily rainfall
Hunter (61)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Webbs Ck-Wisemans Ferry (Hawkesbury Rive - - 1.4 1.4 - - - - 7.0 - - - - - - - 10.5 7.5 - - 1.5 4.5 17.5 18.5 5.0 20.0 5.0 - - -
Central Tablelands (South) (63)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Sackville (Hawkesbury River) 0.2 - 0.2 1.0 - - 0.6 1.0 6.0 - - - - - - - 8.8 5.2 - - 2.0 6.0 51.4 28.8 9.6 28.6 2.6 - -
Springwood (Valley Heights) - - »» 4.4 - - - 10.4 4.0 0.2 - - - - - - 14.2 6.2 - - 0.4 5.6 38.6 23.4 19.4 64.8 2.2 - - -
Metropolitan (East) (66)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd)

12.0 6.8


2.0 25.0






12.5 6.0

3.0 72.3 28.5 26.0 8.0 29.5 6.0

4.0
Auburn (Rosnay Golf Club) - - 5.0 1.0 - - - 1.0 19.0 - 1.0 - - - - - 11.0 2.0 - - 4.0 5.0 34.0 16.0 8.0 24.0 4.0 - - -
Audley (Royal National Park) - - 20.0 6.0 - - - - 25.0 6.0 - - - - - - 8.0 3.0 - - 4.0 5.0 33.0 9.0 9.0 49.0 7.0 - - -
Avalon (Wollstonecraft Ave) - - 24.0 3.0 - - - 1.0 15.0 - - - - - - - 10.0 7.0 - - 2.0 9.0 21.0 20.0 9.0 52.0 7.0 - - -
Avalon Beach (Avalon (Palmgrove Rd))

24.6 6.2



16.8






10.0 7.4


9.2

11.6




Bankstown Airport AWS - - 7.0 6.6 0.2 - 0.6 7.8 9.2 0.2 0.4 - - - - - 10.2 2.2 - - 3.2 6.4 33.6 13.0 7.4 31.6 5.6 - - -
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 0.4
17.2 3.0

1.0 1.0 8.8 0.2 0.4




12.0 3.8

3.2 6.6 40.6 15.6 13.4 44.6 5.2

-
Campbelltown (Ingleburn (Long Point)) - - 13.0 2.0 - - - 4.0 12.0 4.0 - - - - - - 9.0 5.0 - - 5.0 4.0 39.0 13.0 9.0 55.0 5.0 - - -
Canterbury Racecourse AWS - - 10.8 5.2 - - - 7.2 23.2 0.4 0.4 - - - - - 11.0 2.4 - 0.4 3.0 5.2 35.4 18.0 7.6 26.2 5.2 - - -
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave)

18.0 5.0

1.0
14.0






16.0 3.0

4.0 4.0 27.0 4.0 12.0 8.0 22.0


Chatswood Bowling Club - - 15.0 2.0 - - - - 15.0 - - - - - - - 12.0 2.0 - - 3.0 5.0 42.0 18.0 11.0 37.0 3.0 - - -
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club)

13.4 5.8



6.4






10.6 3.8


7.4 30.4 14.6 6.8
5.6


Concord Golf Club

9.2 4.4


3.6







10.8 6.2

3.6 4.8 34.6 19.4 5.8 6.6 13.2


Cronulla South Bowling Club

18.2 3.4


1.0 20.8 4.0





7.6 3.0
»» 4.0 5.0 36.0 13.0 6.4 23.0 »» 8.0

Guildford (Woodville Golf Club) - - 4.0 2.0 - - - 1.0 25.0 - 1.0 - - - - - 11.0 2.0 - - 4.0 6.0 35.0 15.0 8.0 26.0 4.0 - - -
Holsworthy Control Range - - 11.6 1.8 0.2 - -
13.8 0.2 0.2 - - - - - 8.0 2.8 - - 3.6 5.0 36.2 10.8 6.6 42.4 4.8 - - -
Lidcombe (Carnarvon Golf Club) - - 4.0 2.0 - - - 5.0 14.0 - - - - - - - 9.0 1.0 - - 3.0 5.0 27.0 13.0 5.0 24.0 5.0 - - -
Liverpool-Scrivener St (Georges River) - - 4.0 3.0 - - - 3.0 8.0 - 1.0 - - - - - 9.0 2.0 - - 3.0 6.0 27.0 12.0 7.0 37.0 3.0 - - -
Lucas Heights (ANSTO)

13.2 2.0


1.2 20.4 4.0





8.2 1.8

4.2 5.0 32.0 12.0 7.2 55.7 6.6


Macquarie Park (Willandra Village)

13.8 6.2


2.4 12.6
1.0




12.8




39.2 15.6 9.8 34.4 3.0


Manley / Warringah (Allambie) - - 27.5 2.5 - - 13.0 - 10.5 - - - - - - - 11.0 5.5 - - 2.5 6.5 31.5 20.0 10.5 38.0 6.5 - - -
Manley / Warringah (Belrose) - -
3.0 - -
0.5 10.0 - -
- - - - 11.0 3.5 0.5 - 2.5 6.5 29.0 15.0 10.5 36.0 4.0 - - -
Marrickville Golf Club - - 16.0 6.0 - - - 4.0 28.0 1.0 - - - - - - 12.0 3.0 - - 3.0 6.0 40.0 14.0 8.0 24.0 4.0 - - -
Milperra Bridge (Georges River) - - 5.0 5.0 - - - 8.0 7.0 - - - - - - - 5.0 2.0 - - 1.0 5.0 25.0 13.0 6.0 29.0 5.0 - - -
Mona Vale Golf Club - - 24.6 2.0 - 0.2 - 0.8 6.2 - - - - - - - 10.6 5.6 - - 2.0 8.6 33.0 16.6 11.4 52.4 7.2 0.2 - -
Oatley (Woronora Parade)

15.0


























Parramatta (Erts) - - 6.5 4.0 0.5 - - 0.5 10.0 0.5 - - - - - - 10.0 3.0 - - 3.5 3.0 27.0 13.5 6.5 23.5 4.0 - - 0.5
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) - - 8.4 4.4 - - - 0.8 8.8 0.8 0.4 0.2 - - - - 13.0 3.2 - - 5.0 4.6 33.0 17.0 10.6 26.0 3.6 - - -
Peakhurst Golf Club - - 11.0 5.0 - - 3.0 2.0 16.0 1.0 - - - - - - 9.0 2.0 - - 3.0 6.0 34.0 12.0 8.0 29.0 8.0 - - 1.0
Randwick Bowling Club 0.2
14.2 6.8


1.2 27.6 0.2 0.4




12.8 3.8

3.0 5.4 36.6 13.4 8.6 31.2 6.8

-
Riverview Observatory - - 10.2 3.4 - - 0.5 »» 14.3 - 0.6 - - - - - 13.8 1.2 - - 2.8 5.8 43.1 10.8 8.4 32.4 - - - -
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) 0.4 0.2 9.2 5.2

0.4 0.6 16.2 0.2





15.6 3.2

2.4 5.0 35.8 11.8 7.4 26.0 5.4


Sans Souci (Public School) - - 1.0 - - - 3.0 - 17.0 - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - -







St Ives (Richmond Avenue) 0.4
8.6 2.0

2.0 4.4 7.0
1.2




12.4 3.8

3.4 7.4 »» 58.0 »» 44.6 3.0

-
Strathfield Golf Club - - 10.0 4.0 - - 1.0 4.0 23.0 1.0 - - - - - - 12.0 2.0 - - 4.0 5.0 32.0 16.0 8.0 24.0 4.0 - - -
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 0.4 - 11.4 3.8 0.2 - - 0.6 19.8 - 0.4 - - - - - 12.8 1.8 - - 2.4 4.8 38.8 14.8 7.6 22.0 6.8 - - -
Sydney Airport AMO - - 12.0 4.2 - - - 1.6 28.6 0.4 0.2 - - - - - 10.4 1.4 - - 2.8 4.8 34.4 10.0 6.8 22.0 4.2 - - -
Terrey Hills AWS 0.2 - 9.6 3.8 - - 1.2 1.8 7.6 - 0.2 - - - - - 11.2 4.8 - - 2.4 8.0 40.8 22.6 14.0 48.2 6.8 - - -
Turramurra (Kissing Point Road) 0.2
6.4 4.4

0.4 3.4 18.6
1.2 0.6



14.2 5.0

3.6 6.4 43.6 25.2 11.0 40.8 2.6

-
Metropolitan (West) (67)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Abbotsbury (Fairfield City Farm) - - 7.0 4.0 - - 1.0 6.0 6.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 - - - 1.0 11.0 3.0 - - 4.0 7.0 33.0 13.0 8.0 38.0 4.0 - - -
Badgerys Creek AWS -
4.4 5.6 0.2 - -
9.0 - - - - - - - 11.0 5.2 - - 0.8 4.2 31.0 14.0 7.8 43.2 3.2 - - -
Baulkham Hills (Swimming Pool ) - - 9.0 4.0 - - 0.5 6.5 8.5 - 0.5 - - - - - 11.0 2.5 0.5 - 3.5 5.0 35.5 18.5 9.5 28.0 3.0 - - -
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct - - 12.0 2.5 - - - 1.5 6.0 0.5 - - - - - - 12.5 3.0 - - 5.0 4.5 35.0 19.0 10.0 27.0 3.0 - - -
Berowra (Goodwyn Road)

10.0


»» 4.2 4.2

2.0



»» 13.8

2.6
39.4 »» 42.0 71.2 4.2


Blacktown (Dog Pound) - - 6.5 3.5 - - - 4.0 13.0 0.5 - - - - - - 11.0 3.5 - - 3.0 4.5 30.5 14.0 8.5 27.5 3.5 - - -
Box Hill (Hynds Road) - - 2.0 2.0 - - 4.0 - 5.0 - - - - - - - 11.0
-
1.0 2.0 -






Castle Hill (Kathleen Ave) 0.8
9.0 3.6

2.2 24.0 9.6 0.4 0.6




13.2 3.6

4.2 5.6 33.7 20.0 10.0 25.9 5.0


Glenorie (Old Northern Rd)

5.0




7.4






11.0 4.0

4.0 47.0
23.0 11.4 31.0 4.0


Greystanes (Cumberland Golf Club) - - 7.5 3.0 - - - 2.5 14.0 - - - - - - - 11.5 3.0 - - 3.0 4.5 33.5 15.5 8.5 32.5 3.5 - - -
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS - - 6.0 7.4 - - 1.2 6.4 11.6 0.4 0.4 - - - - - 11.6 3.4 - - 3.0 8.0 31.2 13.8 9.4 37.6 4.8 - - -
Kelso Ck (Kelso Creek U/S Levee (Georges - - 6.0 2.5 - - - 9.0 9.5 0.5 - - - - - - 9.0 2.0 - - 2.5 6.5 29.0 10.5 8.0 28.5 5.0 - - -
Kings Langley (NSW Soccer Federation) - - 10.5 3.0 - - - 15.5 5.5 - - - - - - - 12.0 3.0 - - 3.5 4.5 35.5 19.5 9.0 24.0 3.0 - - -
Kings Langley (Solander Rd) - - 11.0 3.0 - - 0.2 2.8 5.6 0.2 0.4 - - - - - 11.8 3.4 - - 5.0 4.2 35.6 15.6 9.6 24.8 3.4 - - -
Liverpool (Michael Wenden Centre) - - 5.2 4.2 - - »» 1.9 8.2 - - - - - - - »» 3.2 - »» »» 8.6 »» 9.1 9.0 33.8 3.9 - - -
Lower Portland (Hawkesbury River) - - - - - - - - 4.4 22.2 -


- - 8.6 4.8 - - 1.4 6.8 53.2 22.6 10.2 29.2 2.2 - - -
Maroota (Tobruk) - - - 0.2 - - - - 0.4 - - - - 0.2 - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.2 - - - -
Merrylands (Welsford Street)


8.6



13.2






11.8 5.6

3.4 5.8 36.8 10.8 10.8 33.0



North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) - - 7.5 4.0 - - - 0.5 8.0 - 0.5 - - - - - 11.5 3.0 - - 4.0 4.0 33.5 16.0 10.0 23.0 3.5 - - -
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) 1.0 - 12.0 5.5 - - - 1.5 11.0 0.5 - - - - - - 13.5 2.0 - - 5.5 5.5 43.0 21.5 12.5 32.0 5.5 - - -
Northmead Bowling Club - - 7.5 2.5 - - - 0.5 7.0 - 0.5 - - - 1.0 - 11.5 2.5 - - 5.0 4.0 34.0 18.5 9.5 22.0 3.0 - - -
Parramatta (Baulkham Hills West (Sierra - - 9.0 2.5 - - - 1.5 5.0 - 0.5 - - - - - 11.0 2.0 - - 4.5 4.0 36.0 16.0 9.5 26.0 3.0 - - -
Penrith Lakes AWS - - 3.6 3.8 0.2 - - 1.6 3.8 0.2 - - - - - - 12.4 6.0 0.2 - - 7.4 32.8 16.8 11.2 51.6 2.2 - - -
Prospect Reservoir - - 7.2 4.4 - - 1.1 2.6 15.9 5.0 0.1 - - - - - 11.4 3.3 - - 3.6 6.8 30.0 16.6 8.4 32.2 3.2 - - -
Richmond RAAF - 0.2 0.4 1.8 - - 0.4 - 8.0 - - - - - - - 10.2 3.8 - - 1.0 4.2 36.4 16.0 6.8 41.6 2.6 - - -
Sackville

- 1.0 - -


- - -
- - - 9.0 5.0 - - 2.0 3.0 35.5 22.5 2.5 17.0 3.0 - - -
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) - - 8.5 2.5 - - - 1.0 7.5 - 0.5 - - - - - 12.0 2.5 - - 4.0 4.0 32.5 5.5 - 26.0 2.0 - - -
Seven Hills (Collins St)

7.6



»» 9.6






12.6 3.2

5.2 4.6 28.8 21.4 8.4 28.4 4.2


South Creek (Elizabeth Drive)

3.5



0.5 6.0






5.0 2.0

1.0 2.0 17.0 6.0 4.0 15.0



St Clair (Juba Close) - - 4.0 3.0 - - - 2.0 5.0 - - - - - - - 9.0 - - - 1.0 7.0 23.0 11.0 4.0 28.0 2.0 - - -
Toongabbie Bowling Club - - 8.5 3.0 - - - 0.5 6.0 0.5 0.5 - - - - - 11.5 2.5 - - 5.0 3.5 33.0 14.0 7.5 25.5 3.5 - - -
Toongabbie Ck (Redbank Road (Toongabbee - - 7.0 5.0 - - - 0.5 8.0 0.5 - - - - - - 13.0 2.5 0.5 - 5.0 4.0 36.5 16.0 9.0 26.5 4.5 - - -
West Pennant Hills (Cumberland S F Alert 0.5 - 8.5 4.5 - - - 6.5 13.0 - 1.0 - - - - - 12.5 2.5 - - 3.5 5.0 35.5 17.5 10.5 29.0 5.0 - - -
Willmot (Resolution Ave) - - 2.0 2.0 - - - 3.0 4.0 - - 2.0 - - - - 10.0 4.0 - - 1.0 3.0 29.0 12.0 4.0 31.0



Windsor SWC (Hawkesbury River) - - - - - - - - 12.0 - - - - - - - 10.0 3.0 - - 2.0 5.0 39.0 17.0 8.0 31.0 2.0 - - -
Illawarra (68)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Camden Airport AWS - - 6.6 4.4 - - - 7.8 6.6 - - - - - - - 12.6 5.0 - - 0.4 1.8 35.0 10.6 11.0 53.8 3.2 - - -
Camden Valley Golf Resort - - 8.0 2.0 - - - 14.0 12.0 - - - - - - - 10.0 3.0 - - - 2.0 29.0 10.0 7.0 52.0 2.0 - - -
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa - - 10.0 3.0 - - - 4.0 11.0 2.0 -


















Campbelltown (Mount Annan) - - 8.0 2.4 - - - 1.8 6.8 - - 0.2 - - - - 11.0 3.6 - - 1.0 1.8 33.2 10.4 8.2 46.8 7.6 - - -
Rossmore (South Creek) - - 5.0 5.0 - - 1.0 4.0 11.0 - - - - - - - 10.0 3.0 - - 1.0 5.0 28.0 13.0 8.0 37.0 4.0 - - -

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).
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Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Sydney - Greater Sydney 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 10 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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