NSW in June 2012: June brings cool nights and East Coast Lows

  • Dry persists in southwest NSW, wet on the coast
  • Coldest June since 2007
  • East Coast Lows bring strong winds and large waves

Rainfall - Dry persists in southwest NSW, wet on the coast

NSW recorded a statewide average rainfall of 38.4 mm during June 2012, close to the historical average of 38.75 mm. Rainfall was generally above average in northern and eastern parts of the state, with heaviest falls on the north coast. Yamba recorded 386.2 mm during the month, its 6th wettest June since records began in 1877; however, rain in this region was typically lower than during June 2011. In comparison, southwest NSW recorded less than half its average rainfall; this is the 7th consecutive dry June at Wagga Wagga,

Most of the rain fell during the first half of the month, as a surface trough brought widespread rain to northern and eastern NSW between the 2nd and 4th. This developed into an East Coast Low, which brought heavy rain to southeast NSW on the 4th and 5th, with up to 99.4 mm at Eden. The low moved rapidly northward on the 5th, with widespread moderate rain in coastal NSW on the 6th. A second East Coast Low developed off the north coast on the 10th, with 2-day totals to the 12th as high as 197.8 mm at Yamba.

The remainder of the month was generally clear, beyond light rain in the tablelands triggered by a surface trough on the 17th and a cold front on the 22nd. The month ended with a surface trough and embedded low off the north coast, with daily falls reaching 86.8 mm at Coffs Harbour on the 27th and two-day totals of up to 157 mm at Mullumbimby to the 29th.

There is a map of June rainfall deciles below.

Temperature - Coldest June since 2007

The average maximum temperature in NSW during June was 16.3 °C, above the historical average of 16.1 °C but the coolest June since 2007 (14.3 °C). Most of the state recorded close to normal temperatures, slightly above average in most of inland NSW but below average on the coast where rainfall was high. Temperatures were coolest in the northeast, including the equal coldest June on record at Casino. There were no extremely cold or hot days during the month, with the warmest day reaching 25.5 °C at Lightning Ridge on the 25th.

Minimum temperatures were 0.5 °C below normal during June and the coldest since 2007, with a statewide average of 4.1 °C. Nights were generally warmer than normal in the east of the state but cooler in the west, with parts of western NSW more than 1 °C below normal. Nights were very warm at the start of the month, with much of northern NSW more than 6 °C above normal during a rain event on the 2nd and 3rd. Southerly winds brought cool nights to northern NSW on the 24th and 25th, including the equal coldest night on record at Jerrys Plains.

The mean temperature for NSW was consequently 0.2 °C below the historical average of 10.3 °C and the coldest June since 2007. This is the 7th consecutive cold month for NSW, the longest cool spell since 1984.

There are a map of June temperature anomalies and a list of June temperature records below.

East Coast Lows bring strong winds and large waves

There were two significant East Coast Lows that affected NSW during the month.

The first developed in a low pressure trough off the south coast on the 4th, bringing heavy rain in southeast NSW. This moved rapidly up the coast on the 5th, bringing sustained strong winds and gusts of over 100 km/hr to coastal stations as it passed. Maximum wind gusts reached 120 km/hr at Green Cape at 6am, its highest gust since August 2008, and 128 km/hr at Wattamolla at 3:30 pm. Large waves and coastal erosion were also reported, with maximum wave heights reaching 11 m at Batemans Bay, 13.8 m at Sydney and 10 m at Byron Bay.

The second ECL developed off the north coast on the 10th, with widespread rain between Tweed Heads and Wollongong on the 11th and 12th, heaviest in the Yamba and Sydney regions. This had weaker wind impacts, with a maximum gust of 91 km/hr at Byron Bay on the 12th, and maximum wave heights of 11.3 m at Byron Bay.

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Extremes in June 2012
Hottest day 25.5 °C at Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen on the 15th
Warmest days on average 20.3 °C at Grafton Olympic Pool
Coolest days on average 0.5 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -3.1 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 30th
Coldest night -11.0 °C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 8th
Coolest nights on average -4.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 14.8 °C at Norfolk Island Aero
Warmest night 18.1 °C at Lord Howe Island Aero on the 4th
18.1 °C at Lord Howe Island Aero on the 5th
Warmest on average overall 17.1 °C at Lord Howe Island Aero
Coolest on average overall -1.9 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 388.0 mm at Nashua (Wilsons River)
Wettest day 115.0 mm at Yamba Pilot Station on the 12th
Highest wind gust 131 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 29th

Maps

Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Rainfall deciles

Map of Rainfall deciles


Record lowest June mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2012 (°C)
Previous coolest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Casino Airport 19.5 = 19.5 in 1908 90 21.4
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 20.0 20.3 in 2000 34 21.3



Record lowest June temperature
Lowest temperature
in June 2012 (°C)
Previous coolest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Jerrys Plains Post Office -3.0 on the 25th = -3.0 on the 30th in 1986 56 5.3


Summary statistics for June 2012
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2012
Mean for
June
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2012
Total for
June
2012
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2012
Fraction of
June
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 16.7   21.9 21st 3.3   -1.9 24th 16.6
Tibooburra Airport 17.4   24.3 14th 5.2   0.6 24th 24.6
Tibooburra Post Office 17.6 -0.8 24.6 14th 5.1 -1.3 0.7 24th 27.8 16.5 high 168%
White Cliffs AWS 17.3   22.5 14th 4.3   0.8 9th 18.2
Wilcannia (Reid St) 17.9 +0.2 22.4 14th 3.1 -2.3 -2.4 24th 20.2 22.2 average 91%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 17.8   22.7 14th 3.2   -1.4 24th 21.0
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 15.9 +0.3 21.1 14th 5.4 -0.8 -1.2 23rd 12.4 21.8 average 57%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 15.7 -0.3 20.8 14th 3.6 -2.0 -1.4 7th 5.2 14.7 average 35%
Lake Victoria Storage 16.1 +0.4 21.5 1st 4.0 -1.8 -1.8 27th 7.4 22.9 low 32%
Menindee Post Office 17.5 +0.2 21.8 14th 4.7 -0.3 0.5 28th 5.6 21.4 low 26%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 17.2   22.3 1st 4.1   0.8 27th 6.2 25.8 low 24%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 18.7   25.1 15th 4.4   -1.1 25th 23.8
Brewarrina Hospital 18.7 +0.1 25.1 15th     1.9 11th 31.6 32.8 average 96%
Cobar Airport AWS 16.6   22.7 15th 3.2   -3.2 24th 26.8
Cobar MO 16.4 -0.1 22.2 15th 5.4 -0.7 0.8 24th 35.8 27.1 high 132%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 19.1 0.0 25.0 15th 5.7 +0.4 -0.9 24th 30.2 34.7 average 87%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 19.5   25.5 15th 6.3   1.5 20th 46.4
Wanaaring Post Office 18.6 -0.5 24.3 14th 3.9 -1.6 -1.7 24th 22.6 19.5 average 116%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL)     19.8 14th 3.2 -1.2 -1.6 27th 7.6 29.4 low 26%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 16.8   20.9 14th 3.9   -1.0 10th 19.2
Ivanhoe Post Office 16.9 -0.2 20.5 29th 2.5 -1.9 -2.6 10th 18.8 26.6 average 71%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 15.5 -0.3 20.6 15th 3.7 -0.1 -2.6 10th 39.4 29.3 high 134%
Condobolin Airport AWS 16.2   20.8 15th 3.2   -2.7 9th 35.8
Peak Hill Post Office 16.8 +0.6 21.1 13th 5.8 -0.3 -0.2 20th 28.2 42.4 average 67%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 15.1   20.0 15th 2.8   -3.3 20th 29.8
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 18.0   23.0 15th 4.8   -1.5 24th 17.0
Nyngan Airport 17.4 +0.4 22.5 15th 5.3 +0.4 0.0 24th 22.2 32.4 average 69%
Trangie Research Station AWS 16.8 +0.7 21.5 15th 4.7 +0.3 -1.9 24th 26.6 35.1 average 76%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 19.7 +0.3 25.0 15th 5.7 0.0 -1.3 25th 29.2 33.4 average 87%
Walgett Airport AWS 18.9   24.9 15th 4.3   -3.5 24th 19.4 33.4 low 58%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 19.0   22.4 15th 5.7   -1.8 25th 19.8
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 17.4 +0.6 21.4 16th 2.7 +1.1 -5.0 25th 33.2 46.6 average 71%
Narrabri Airport AWS 18.1   22.2 15th 5.6   -1.6 24th 45.8
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 17.8   22.3 15th 3.2   -6.8 24th 36.4
Gunnedah Resource Centre 17.3 +0.5 21.9 15th 6.4 +0.3 -1.1 24th 35.7 39.0 average 92%
Quirindi Post Office 16.7 +0.1 20.4 1st 3.3 +0.5 -4.0 24th 34.8 50.9 average 68%
Tamworth Airport AWS 17.4 +0.5 21.0 15th 3.6 +0.1 -3.9 25th 53.8 46.8 high 115%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 13.4 0.0 16.6 15th 0.8 +0.8 -8.0 24th 55.0 43.4 average 127%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 13.2   18.1 3rd 1.0   -9.0 25th 30.8
Armidale Airport AWS 12.4   17.3 3rd 2.5   -5.0 25th 35.8
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 13.2 +0.1 15.5 14th 1.8 0.0 -6.0 24th 31.8 52.6 average 60%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 13.3   15.9 3rd 0.4   -10.2 25th 34.8
Glen Innes Post Office 13.5 +0.1 16.4 14th 2.7 +0.8 -5.1 24th 29.4 55.1 average 53%
Guyra Hospital 11.0 -0.1 15.0 3rd 1.9 +0.2 -4.7 24th 55.2 47.0 high 117%
Inverell (Raglan St) 17.2   20.0 29th 1.1   -7.6 25th 12.2
Inverell Research Centre 16.4 +0.7 19.2 29th 4.8 0.0 -3.4 25th 14.6 43.6 low 33%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 14.9 -0.1 18.7 20th 1.8 -0.6 -7.0 25th 36.3 50.3 average 72%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 15.8 -0.7 19.4 22nd 8.1 0.0 4.7 19th 117.4 58.3 v high 201%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 19.6   24.1 22nd 10.4   3.7 25th 375.4
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 18.6   22.8 22nd 12.8   9.8 25th 282.6
Casino Airport 19.5 -1.9 24.5 22nd 9.4 +1.4 2.4 25th 143.8 67.8 high 212%
Casino Airport AWS 19.5   24.8 22nd 9.4   2.0 25th 148.4
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 19.0   24.9 22nd 10.9   6.8 25th 379.4
Grafton Airport AWS 19.9   24.1 22nd 6.6   -0.8 25th 91.4
Grafton Olympic Pool 20.3 -0.5 23.9 16th 8.1 0.0 2.0 25th 92.7 69.8 high 133%
Grafton Research Stn 19.8   24.3 22nd 8.5   2.2 21st 108.2 72.8 high 149%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 18.9   24.2 22nd 10.1   5.6 25th 272.6
Lismore Airport AWS 19.3   23.8 22nd 8.7   0.9 25th 231.6
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 20.0 -1.3 24.4 22nd 11.0 +1.3 4.1 18th 180.0 98.5 high 183%
Yamba Pilot Station 19.6 0.0 24.3 22nd 11.0 +0.2 5.9 25th 386.2 135.4 v high 285%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 19.0 -0.4 23.3 16th 9.1 +0.1 2.4 25th 265.2 123.4 high 215%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 14.3   19.5 16th 5.2   -1.5 24th 210.4
Kempsey (Wide Street) 19.6 -0.4 23.6 22nd 8.1 +1.0 2.7 24th 174.4 100.3 high 174%
Kempsey Airport AWS 19.4   24.1 22nd 6.7   0.1 24th 133.4
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 19.2 0.0 22.0 4th 12.0 -0.1 9.0 24th 323.4 141.6 v high 228%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 18.1   20.0 30th 9.1   4.2 8th 199.6 119.6 high 167%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 18.7   23.0 22nd 8.3   2.2 21st 288.0
Taree Airport AWS 18.2   21.9 15th 7.9   -0.6 24th 113.4
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 18.4 -0.4 22.0 22nd 7.6 +0.6 1.4 24th 273.8 118.8 v high 230%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock (Nulkaba) 18.1 -0.1 22.8 15th 6.5 +0.5 -1.0 25th 89.1 60.9 high 146%
Cessnock Airport AWS 17.4 -0.4 21.3 15th 6.0   -2.1 25th 80.4 59.9 high 134%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 17.7   21.2 15th 6.5   -0.4 25th 176.0
Gosford (Narara Research Station) AWS 17.2 -0.7 20.2 4th 6.7 +0.2 0.6 24th 185.2 130.5 high 142%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 17.7 -0.3 22.7 15th 5.5 +0.2 -3.0 25th 46.7 48.0 average 97%
Maitland Visitors Centre 18.0   22.5 15th     0.0 20th 125.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS 15.2   18.6 15th 6.7   1.0 24th 140.4
Merriwa (Roscommon) 15.9   21.9 15th 3.7   -3.5 10th 40.0 39.4 average 102%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 12.4   16.7 15th 5.6   2.1 24th 54.6
Murrurundi Post Office 15.4 -0.4 19.2 15th 3.5 +0.3 -4.0 24th 51.6 69.7 average 74%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 17.5 -0.8 21.5 14th 11.3 +1.5 7.8 24th 138.5 153.9 average 90%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 17.7 +0.2 20.3 30th 10.4 +0.7 6.1 24th 110.8 117.1 average 95%
Newcastle University 17.7   21.0 15th 8.3   4.1 9th 107.2
Norah Head AWS 17.4   20.5 30th 10.7   5.8 24th 154.2
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 17.4 -0.4 21.4 15th 7.2 -0.3 1.5 25th 121.8 77.7 high 157%
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 15.3 -1.1 18.9 15th 7.3 +0.1 3.1 8th 131.6 105.9 high 124%
Scone Airport AWS 16.7 -0.2 21.1 15th 5.1 +0.5 -3.4 24th 46.4
Singleton STP 17.9   22.6 15th 4.6   -1.5 25th 69.7
Williamtown RAAF 17.7 0.0 21.3 15th 8.2 +0.3 2.9 25th 94.4 121.8 average 78%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 15.4 0.0 20.0 15th 4.1 +0.5 -1.6 25th 34.0 50.5 average 67%
Mudgee Airport AWS 14.8 -0.1 19.5 15th 2.9 +0.7 -4.2 25th 42.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 8.9 -0.8 13.6 15th 3.2 -0.2 -1.6 24th 67.0
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 12.8 +0.6 16.7 15th 2.3 +0.7 -5.5 9th 58.9 43.6 high 135%
Bathurst Airport AWS 12.6 +0.1 17.5 15th 1.9 0.0 -5.7 8th 50.6
Katoomba (Murri St) 10.1 +0.1 15.1 15th 4.3 +0.6 1.2 24th 170.0 118.6 high 143%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 10.4   15.6 15th 3.0   -4.5 8th 81.8 73.3 average 112%
Mount Boyce AWS 9.0 -1.1 13.3 15th 3.5 -0.3 -0.8 24th 111.4
Oberon (Springbank) 9.6 +0.2 13.4 1st 1.8 +1.0 -6.1 20th 85.8 79.2 average 108%
Orange Agricultural Institute 10.4 -0.1 14.2 14th 2.9 +0.3 -3.6 20th 63.6 69.5 average 92%
Orange Airport AWS 10.2   13.6 15th 1.6   -5.8 8th 68.2
Springwood (Valley Heights) 15.5   19.1 4th 7.5   3.2 24th 86.8 77.1 high 113%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 15.7 +0.1 20.7 15th 1.2 -0.1 -3.8 21st 64.2 57.0 high 113%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 14.3   18.0 15th 5.9   1.9 24th 48.6
Dunedoo Post Office 15.8 -0.2 21.1 15th 4.4 +0.8 -3.4 24th 37.1 44.4 average 84%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 14.5   18.7 15th 3.9   -2.4 9th 63.4
Dubbo Airport AWS 16.3   20.6 15th 4.3   -2.0 24th 41.6
Forbes Airport AWS 15.1   19.2 14th 4.3   -1.4 8th 46.6
Parkes (Macarthur Street) 15.9 +1.0 19.3 13th 4.7 -0.5 -1.7 9th 46.3 49.5 average 94%
Parkes Airport AWS 15.2   18.8 15th 3.7   -1.9 20th 44.6 48.4 average 92%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 15.9 -0.1 20.1 15th 3.7 +0.2 -3.2 24th 53.4 50.4 average 106%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 17.3 -0.4 20.9 4th 6.8 +0.2 1.6 24th 128.8 74.4 high 173%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.3   20.6 4th 6.8   1.5 24th 178.2
Holsworthy Control Range 16.9   20.3 29th 6.0   -0.2 24th 95.6
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 17.1 -0.7 20.6 29th 7.5 0.0 2.7 8th 169.4 86.2 high 197%
Riverview Observatory 17.4 +0.2 20.1 15th 8.2 +0.5 4.4 8th 232.0 117.5 high 197%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 17.7 +0.8 20.9 15th 9.7 +0.4 6.4 8th 244.2 131.2 high 186%
Sydney Airport AMO 17.7 +0.1 21.5 15th 9.7 +1.1 6.0 24th 191.2 120.7 high 158%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 17.0   19.2 4th 11.0   7.8 9th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 17.4   21.1 15th 7.8   3.1 25th 233.8
Terrey Hills AWS 15.8   18.8 29th 8.4   3.4 24th 205.8
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 16.8   20.4 15th 5.6   -0.3 25th 86.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 16.7   20.1 15th 7.0   0.2 24th 102.2
Liverpool (Michael Wenden Centre) 17.2   20.9 4th 6.3   0.2 25th 88.7
Penrith Lakes AWS 17.1   20.3 29th 7.0   1.0 24th 65.4
Prospect Reservoir 16.5 -0.8 19.8 15th 7.3 -0.1 2.2 24th 117.9 75.2 high 157%
Richmond RAAF 17.3   21.8 15th 5.2   -1.2 24th 72.4
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 17.1   20.4 4th 7.5   1.2 8th 91.4
Bellambi AWS 16.9   20.0 4th 10.8   7.1 8th 164.8
Bowral (Parry Drive) 11.6 -0.8 17.2 15th 3.9 +0.5 -1.9 9th 59.0 82.2 average 72%
Camden Airport AWS 16.9 -0.8 19.9 4th 4.8 +0.3 -0.7 25th 88.0 59.0 high 149%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 17.0   20.1 4th 5.4   0.1 25th 75.8
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular AWS) 15.9   19.2 29th 10.4   6.9 9th 83.2
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 16.9   19.8 25th 10.7   7.3 20th 86.0
Moss Vale AWS 11.6   16.6 15th 3.5   -3.2 9th 83.6
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 15.9   20.2 15th 7.5   2.9 20th 104.8
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 16.2 -1.3 20.0 15th 5.3 +0.2 -1.5 20th 102.7 67.8 high 151%
Bega AWS 16.2 -0.5 19.4 22nd 3.3 -0.3 -2.0 20th 76.8
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 11.8 -0.8 15.3 15th 1.2 +0.3 -6.5 20th 79.8 50.4 high 158%
Green Cape AWS 15.4   17.9 13th 9.8   5.9 27th 89.8
Merimbula Airport AWS 16.4   19.2 25th 5.6   0.7 24th 112.6
Montague Island Lighthouse 15.4 -0.7 18.6 4th 10.7 -0.3 7.6 7th 78.6 96.1 average 82%
Moruya Airport AWS 16.7   19.6 21st 5.9   -1.3 20th 121.6
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 16.2 -0.7 18.9 21st 7.1 -0.1 1.5 20th 147.6 87.1 high 169%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 16.3 -0.4 20.1 4th 7.7 -0.1 3.3 20th 86.8 87.1 average 100%
Ulladulla AWS 16.2 -0.7 19.6 4th 9.7 -0.1 5.2 20th 123.0
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 11.7 +0.2 15.5 21st -0.5 -0.3 -6.2 20th 77.0 59.4 high 130%
Bombala AWS 10.6 -0.3 14.7 15th -0.1 -0.9 -6.1 20th 74.6
Canberra Airport 12.9   16.3 15th 0.6   -6.3 20th 47.8
Cooma Airport AWS 9.7 -1.1 13.6 15th -0.9 +0.2 -8.2 20th 69.4 34.1 high 204%
Cooma Visitors Centre 11.1 -0.8 14.5 15th -1.0 +0.4 -7.0 20th 56.6 36.6 high 155%
Goulburn Airport AWS 11.7 -0.7 16.2 15th 2.2 +0.9 -6.0 9th 62.4
Goulburn TAFE 11.4 -1.0 16.0 15th 3.6 +1.1 -3.8 9th 64.6 48.8 high 132%
Mount Ginini AWS 3.2   7.8 1st -1.2   -4.3 24th 58.0
Taralga Post Office 10.7 -0.5 15.3 15th 1.9 +0.2 -5.2 9th 91.2 74.8 high 122%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 12.3 +0.5 15.0 15th 1.5 +0.1 -5.0 20th 51.4 65.1 average 79%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 12.7   16.2 15th 0.6   -5.9 20th 42.6
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 3.2   9.4 1st -4.0   -8.9 23rd 215.4
Thredbo AWS 0.5 -1.0 6.1 1st -4.3 -0.4 -8.7 7th 57.4 84.8 average 68%
Thredbo Village 5.5 -1.1 10.5 1st -2.7 -0.3 -7.5 8th 210.7 161.7 high 130%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 13.8   16.7 14th 2.2   -1.7 23rd 30.6
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 4.7   9.3 1st 0.1   -4.7 23rd 111.2
Hume Reservoir 13.6 +0.6 16.6 14th 4.2 -0.6 -1.1 23rd 41.6 67.1 average 62%
Khancoban AWS 11.9   15.2 13th 1.6   -2.9 20th 82.8
Tumbarumba Post Office 11.7 -0.1 15.2 13th -0.1 -0.3 -5.2 8th 75.6 102.0 average 74%
Wagga Wagga AMO 14.6 +0.8 17.8 1st 3.1 -0.6 -2.6 20th 28.6 48.9 low 58%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 13.1 +0.6 16.6 13th 5.0 +0.8 1.0 7th 50.0 94.4 low 53%
Cootamundra Airport 13.9   19.3 15th 1.7   -5.3 9th 28.6
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 14.0 +0.2 17.5 14th 2.9 -1.2 -3.0 9th 50.0 57.2 average 87%
Gundagai (William St) 14.1   18.3 3rd 2.4   -3.3 8th 33.4
Quandialla Post Office 15.0 -0.2 18.8 14th 4.4 +0.3 -1.2 8th 44.0 39.9 average 110%
Temora Airport 14.8   18.6 15th 2.1   -4.0 20th 17.6
Wyalong Post Office 15.4 +0.5 19.9 15th 3.9 -0.2 -2.5 20th 13.8 42.0 low 33%
Young Airport 14.0 +0.1 17.2 14th 1.8 -0.5 -4.7 8th 56.6
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 14.6 +0.8 17.5 13th 2.8 -0.8 -2.6 20th 14.8 55.6 v low 27%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 15.5   18.3 13th 2.5   -2.3 20th 11.8
Narrandera Airport 15.7   19.2 14th 2.6   -2.9 10th 15.8 36.6 low 43%
Narrandera Golf Club 15.4 +0.4 18.7 14th 2.8 -1.5 -2.5 8th 15.2 39.1 low 39%
Tocumwal Airport 14.8 0.0 17.8 29th 3.4 -0.9 -2.9 20th 10.9 43.6 v low 25%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 15.6   18.8 15th 4.5   -0.9 8th 17.6 32.7 average 54%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 15.6 +0.1 19.8 14th 3.2 -1.3 -3.0 9th 12.2 33.3 low 37%
Hay (Miller Street) 16.4 +0.6 19.3 13th 3.4 -1.1 -1.5 27th 8.2 35.5 low 23%
Hay Airport AWS 16.9   20.2 13th 2.0   -3.4 7th 8.0
Hillston Airport 16.4 +0.6 20.5 14th 2.9 -2.0 -2.0 9th 19.8 34.6 average 57%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 16.1 0.0 20.4 15th 4.8 +0.2 -0.4 20th 11.4 36.5 low 31%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 19.6 -0.3 21.8 22nd 14.7 -0.1 9.0 25th 116.4 175.0 average 67%
Norfolk Island Aero 19.2 -0.1 22.1 5th 14.8 +0.1 11.9 26th 183.6 146.3 high 125%

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 9 am on Monday 2 July 2012. 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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