NSW in November 2012: Hot end to spring

  • Below average rainfall
  • 9th warmest November on record
  • Significant early-season heatwave

Rainfall - Dry November for most of NSW

NSW recorded a statewide average rainfall of 32.8 mm during November, well below the historical average of 44.9 mm. This is the driest November since 2002, but the wettest month in NSW since July. Conditions were driest in parts of the northeast, with closer to average rainfall in western NSW where the historical average is lower.

Most of the rain in inland NSW fell between the 7th and 9th, as a surface trough produced widespread rain and thunderstorms. Falls reached 66.6 mm at Griffith on the 8th, its wettest November day on record and causing localised flash flooding. Locally heavy rain in northeast NSW continued until the 11th. Later in the month, severe thunderstorms produced heavy rain in northeast NSW on the 18th, with daily falls reaching 159.8 mm at Coffs Harbour and breaking November records at Guyra. Further thunderstorms produced rain in eastern NSW during the last week of the month, with particularly widespread coastal rain on the 28th.

See a list of November rainfall records.

Temperature - Warm end to the month

The statewide average maximum temperature during November was 30.5 °C, 2.7 °C above the historical average. This is the equal 6th warmest November since records began in 1950, and the warmest since the record-breaking month of November 2009. Temperatures were above average across the state, with mildest temperatures along the coast while much of northern inland NSW was between 2 and 4 °C above normal, including the warmest November since 1959 at Tibooburra Post Office.

The statewide average minimum temperature was 14.9 °C, 1.5 °C above the historical average. This was the 8th warmest November on record for minimum temperatures, with most of the state at least 1 °C above normal; this is the first month since November 2011 with widespread warm minimums in NSW. The mean temperature for November was consequently 2.1 °C above normal, the 6th warmest November on record for NSW.

Temperatures were generally mild for most of the month, before a significant heatwave developed in inland NSW from the 25th. Between the 25th and 30th, much of inland NSW recorded daytime temperatures more than 8 °C above normal, with minimum temperatures 6 °C above normal. Several daily records were broken at the height of the heatwave, particularly in the southwest; however, statewide temperatures generally failed to reach the extremes recorded in the heatwave of November 2009.

See a list of November temperature records.

Other phenomena - Thunderstorms and heatwaves

Severe thunderstorms hit northeast NSW on the 17th, with widespread reports of small hail as well as very heavy rain in Coffs Harbour. Damage was particularly bad in Woodburn, west of Ballina, where hail damaged several homes. Storms extended to the south coast on the 18th, with a well-developed waterspout off Batemans Bay. Hail greater than 2 cm was also reported with thunderstorms in the Armidale region the 24th, while thunderstorms across the state on the 27th produced wind gusts of up to 104 km/hr at Bourke and reports of roof damage in Temora, Young and Bourke.

A severe and prolonged heatwave affected much of inland NSW between the 25th and 30th of the month. Daytime temperatures reached 46.2 °C at Pooncarie on the 29th, just shy of the November record of 46.8 °C recorded at Wanaaring PO on 20 November 2009. Minimums also reached 30.9 °C at Wanaaring on the 30th, while Broken Hill (Patton St) recorded one of its hottest pring periods on record with three consecutive days above 40 °C and four consecutive nights above 25 °C.

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Extremes in November 2012
Hottest day 46.2 °C at Pooncarie Mail Agency on the 29th
Warmest days on average 36.2 °C at Wanaaring Post Office
Coolest days on average 13.2 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 6.8 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 18th
Coldest night -5.2 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on the 11th
Coolest nights on average 3.6 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 20.4 °C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night 30.9 °C at Wanaaring Post Office on the 30th
Warmest on average overall 27.9 °C at Tibooburra Airport
27.9 °C at Tibooburra Post Office
Coolest on average overall 8.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 232.0 mm at Coffs Harbour MO
Wettest day 159.8 mm at Coffs Harbour MO on the 18th
Highest wind gust 107 km/h at Penrith Lakes AWS on the 8th

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Record highest November daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in November 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for November
Years of
record
Griffith Airport AWS 66.6 on the 8th 49.2 on the 14th in 2010 47
Guyra (Gowan Brae) 75.0 on the 18th 60.4 on the 24th in 2011 40



Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2012 (mm)
Previous wettest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Guyra (Gowan Brae) 201.0 185.4 in 1997 39 87.9


Record highest November temperature
Highest temperature
in November 2012 (°C)
Previous warmest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Balranald (RSL) 44.6 on the 29th 43.3 on the 18th in 1921 105 28.1
Menindee Post Office 45.4 on the 29th 45.2 on the 18th in 2009 97 30.0
Lake Victoria Storage 45.1 on the 29th 43.4 on the 24th in 1982 87 27.2
Wilcannia (Reid St) 45.4 on the 29th 45.2 on the 16th in 2009 55 31.2



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2012 (°C)
Previous warmest
for November
Years of
record
Average for
November
Tocumwal Airport 27.2 on the 30th 25.5 on the 18th in 1980 42 11.9
Thredbo AWS 15.1 on the 30th 14.0 on the 26th in 1997 29 2.7
Wanaaring Post Office 30.9 on the 30th 30.2 on the 28th in 1995 22 16.9
Young Airport 22.4 on the 30th 22.1 on the 22nd in 2006 21 9.5



Summary statistics for November 2012
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
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November
2012
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November
2012
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average
Lowest for
November
2012
Total for
November
2012
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2012
Fraction of
November
average
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 23.7   33.3 1st 13.5   6.3 12th 24.8
Albury Airport AWS 27.3   37.4 29th 12.2   5.8 19th 37.8
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 25.0   32.2 30th 9.6   3.1 12th 50.4
Armidale Airport AWS 24.6   32.2 30th 10.6   4.3 20th 47.6
Badgerys Creek AWS 26.7   38.4 30th 13.9   7.3 12th 48.6
Ballina Airport AWS 26.5 +0.4 30.3 16th 16.6 +0.1 10.2 13th 104.6 123.4 average 85%
Balranald (RSL) 29.8 +1.7 44.6 29th 14.4 +1.8 5.0 2nd 6.8 28.0 low 24%
Bankstown Airport AWS 25.8 +0.6 39.1 30th 15.1 +0.8 9.1 12th 32.2 77.7 low 41%
Barraba Post Office 31.6 +3.8 37.8 30th     8.2 1st 34.8 72.7 low 48%
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 22.4 -0.5 30.7 30th 12.6 +0.5 6.1 19th 61.8 92.3 low 67%
Bathurst Agricultural Station 26.2 +2.9 34.0 26th 9.0 +0.1 2.1 19th 16.3 61.2 v low 27%
Bathurst Airport AWS 26.6 +3.4 36.6 30th 9.1 -0.3 1.9 19th 9.2
Bega AWS 23.8 +0.5 30.2 25th 12.0 +0.6 3.5 17th 39.4
Bellambi AWS 21.3   28.7 1st 15.9   12.1 19th 50.6
Bombala (Therry Street) 22.8 +1.6 31.5 29th 8.1 +1.2 1.5 11th 76.8 64.3 average 119%
Bombala AWS 21.4 +0.9 30.9 29th 7.4 +0.3 0.5 11th 62.6
Bourke Airport AWS 34.8   43.8 30th 17.5   11.7 11th 50.6
Bowral (Parry Drive) 23.1 +1.7 34.9 30th 11.1 +1.4 4.5 2nd 54.0 94.1 low 57%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 22.6 +0.9 32.9 30th 8.4 0.0 0.7 12th 39.0 78.1 low 50%
Brewarrina Hospital 34.1 +1.7 42.8 30th 16.8 +0.6 11.2 2nd 37.6 34.4 average 109%
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 32.0 +3.4 43.8 29th 16.9 +2.2 7.8 2nd 34.2 21.2 high 161%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 31.1 +2.7 43.2 29th 15.9 +1.2 7.4 2nd 5.4 21.6 low 25%
Burrinjuck Dam 27.4 +3.5 36.5 29th 12.3 +1.2 4.5 2nd 42.9 72.5 low 59%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 25.3   30.5 29th 18.5   13.8 12th 24.2
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 16.9   25.5 29th 7.9   -1.2 2nd 66.8
Camden Airport AWS 26.9 +0.8 37.5 30th 13.6 +0.7 6.3 12th 46.0 77.0 average 60%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 26.3   37.0 30th 13.5   6.2 12th 47.4
Canberra Airport 25.4   35.1 30th 9.3   1.0 2nd 29.2
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.3   34.0 25th 15.1   9.5 12th 50.8
Casino Airport AWS 29.6   37.1 16th 16.5   11.8 13th 143.6
Cessnock Airport AWS 28.5 +2.0 40.0 30th 13.4 +0.4 5.3 12th 43.4 72.7 low 60%
Cobar Airport AWS 33.1   44.4 30th 16.2   8.1 18th 23.8
Cobar MO 31.9 +2.4 43.1 30th 17.2 +1.3 10.9 2nd 32.2 36.4 average 88%
Coffs Harbour MO 25.1 +0.2 28.5 30th 17.3 +1.1 9.8 12th 232.0 142.7 high 163%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 34.8 +2.7 40.0 29th 18.7 +2.2 12.2 4th 6.6 48.9 low 13%
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 30.8 +2.2 39.5 29th 13.9 +0.8 4.8 2nd 26.8 39.6 average 68%
Condobolin Airport AWS 31.4   41.5 30th 14.2   6.4 2nd 27.4
Cooma Airport AWS 21.9 +0.7 32.5 29th 6.4 -0.1 -1.6 20th 43.0 68.4 low 63%
Cooma Visitors Centre 22.9 +0.5 33.1 29th 7.4 +0.3 0.5 17th 43.2 65.5 average 66%
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 29.5 +1.7 36.9 30th 10.9 +0.3 5.0 11th 32.0 65.6 average 49%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 28.3   36.3 30th 14.2   7.9 3rd 28.6
Coonamble Airport AWS 32.7   41.6 30th 15.6   8.8 19th 4.8
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 25.2   35.6 1st 13.9   6.5 12th 86.8
Cootamundra Airport 27.7   37.0 30th 9.9   1.4 19th 38.2
Corowa Airport 28.6 +2.0 40.5 29th 11.7 +0.6 5.8 10th 20.5 41.9 average 49%
Cowra Airport AWS 29.1   39.3 30th 11.1   1.2 2nd 22.8
Deniliquin Airport AWS 29.1   43.5 29th 13.0   4.7 2nd 12.8
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 22.7   31.0 30th 12.8   5.6 12th 135.4
Dubbo Airport AWS 30.7   41.7 30th 14.0   7.1 19th 38.2
Dunedoo Post Office 30.3 +2.7 40.8 30th 13.8 +1.5 6.0 19th 32.1 55.2 average 58%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 27.3   32.6 27th 17.0   12.0 13th 111.4
Forbes Airport AWS 30.5   40.4 30th 12.9   3.8 2nd 17.0
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 23.4   26.3 13th 17.0   12.0 12th 58.2 82.0 average 71%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 23.8 +1.5 27.0 15th 10.5 +0.6 5.0 12th 75.1 90.9 average 83%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 24.8   30.6 30th 9.3   2.6 13th 130.8
Gosford (Narara Research Station) AWS 25.2 +0.1 35.7 30th 13.8 +0.6 7.0 12th 63.8 91.7 average 70%
Goulburn Airport AWS 24.5 +1.8 35.1 30th 7.6 -0.7 -1.5 19th 27.0
Goulburn TAFE 24.7 +2.1 34.5 30th 10.3 +0.8 3.4 19th 28.8 65.3 low 44%
Grafton Airport AWS 27.8   33.6 30th 15.6   8.1 12th 42.0
Grafton Olympic Pool 28.5 +0.4 34.1 1st 17.1 +0.8 11.2 12th 31.6 104.2 low 30%
Grafton Research Stn 28.7   34.2 1st 16.5   11.0 13th 38.8 80.1 average 48%
Green Cape AWS 20.1   24.0 25th 14.4   10.4 11th 57.4
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 28.6 +2.0 37.1 30th 11.7 -0.1 3.5 19th 20.8 50.6 low 41%
Griffith Airport AWS 29.3 +1.3 38.1 30th 14.1 +1.5 5.8 17th 95.6 34.7 v high 276%
Gulgong Post Office 28.7 +2.1 38.8 30th 12.5 +0.2 6.0 19th 64.9 60.1 average 108%
Gundagai (William St) 28.0   38.9 29th 12.1   5.4 2nd 54.8
Gunnedah Airport AWS 32.8   39.6 30th 14.3   8.0 19th 11.0
Gunnedah Resource Centre 32.0 +3.7 39.6 30th 16.6 +1.5 11.4 2nd 7.8 69.9 v low 11%
Guyra Hospital 22.7 +2.3 29.0 30th 10.2 +1.4 2.9 12th 149.8 107.2 high 140%
Hay (Miller Street) 30.5 +2.1 43.4 29th 14.0 +1.5 5.9 10th 24.0 26.0 average 92%
Hay Airport AWS 30.9   45.0 29th 13.4   5.7 10th 19.4
Hillston Airport 30.3 +1.8 42.0 29th 14.7 +1.0 7.0 2nd 79.8 28.8 v high 277%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 25.6   38.3 30th 14.5   7.5 12th 44.6
Holsworthy Control Range 25.7   37.7 30th 13.9   6.8 12th 42.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 26.3   38.1 30th 14.3   8.8 12th 50.8
Hume Reservoir 26.5 +1.5 36.2 29th 13.0 +1.3 5.6 2nd 44.4 53.1 average 84%
Inverell (Raglan St) 28.6   35.9 30th 12.3   4.6 12th 67.2
Inverell Research Centre 28.8 +3.1 35.1 30th 13.9 +1.2 8.4 12th 42.4 87.2 low 49%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 32.3   44.8 29th 16.0   7.1 2nd 28.4
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular AWS) 21.4   27.4 1st 15.0   11.1 19th 37.8
Katoomba (Murri St) 21.7 +1.4 32.6 30th 10.9 +1.0 3.8 19th 105.8 107.9 average 98%
Kempsey (Wide Street) 26.5 -0.6 30.7 30th 15.9 +1.5 10.5 9th 51.1 94.8 average 54%
Kempsey Airport AWS 26.6   31.3 30th 14.7   8.5 13th 39.2
Khancoban AWS 25.6   34.7 29th 9.7   1.9 2nd 94.4
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 21.5   30.0 1st 15.5   11.6 19th 35.2
Lake Victoria Storage 30.0 +2.8 45.1 29th 13.8 +0.6 6.8 2nd 9.1 23.8 average 38%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 34.3   42.2 30th 18.7   11.0 19th 4.8
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 28.1   34.6 16th 16.7   11.4 13th 181.4
Lismore Airport AWS 29.2   37.0 16th 15.3   10.5 13th 104.6
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 23.7   33.7 30th 9.4   1.4 2nd 30.9 63.4 low 49%
Lord Howe Island Aero 21.7 -0.6 24.4 29th 16.8 -0.6 10.8 13th 218.6 106.0 v high 206%
Maitland Visitors Centre 27.7   40.0 30th 14.9   7.3 12th 45.6
Mangrove Mountain AWS 25.1   37.5 30th 13.8   8.6 11th 89.2
Menindee Post Office 32.1 +2.1 45.4 29th 16.8 +2.2 10.0 2nd 55.5 21.2 v high 262%
Merimbula Airport AWS 21.9   28.9 1st 12.4   6.2 17th 81.0
Merriwa (Roscommon) 29.3   40.6 30th 12.1   5.3 12th 18.0 59.4 low 30%
Montague Island Lighthouse 20.0 0.0 25.3 30th 14.9 +0.8 11.7 19th 55.6 76.6 average 73%
Moree Aero 33.0   40.0 30th 17.6   11.4 12th 5.8
Moruya Airport AWS 21.7   32.5 1st 12.2   6.3 19th 71.2
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 20.7 -0.7 30.5 1st 13.4 +0.6 8.5 15th 76.0 76.1 average 100%
Moss Vale AWS 22.5   34.6 30th 10.5   3.1 11th 51.2
Mount Boyce AWS 21.9 +2.1 32.8 30th 10.5 +0.8 4.7 2nd 71.2
Mount Ginini AWS 16.5   25.1 29th 6.0   -1.5 19th 86.4
Mudgee Airport AWS 28.3 +2.4 38.3 30th 12.2 +1.0 4.1 19th 36.6
Mungindi Post Office 35.3 +3.2 42.6 30th 18.4 +1.7 11.5 3rd 9.6 46.5 low 21%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 25.9   35.5 30th 13.3   6.4 3rd 47.4
Murrurundi Post Office 28.3 +1.0 37.3 30th 12.6 +1.5 4.4 3rd 51.4 75.5 average 68%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 28.1 +0.5 36.0 16th 16.8 +0.2 11.3 13th 54.0 125.1 low 43%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 20.2 -0.4 27.6 1st 13.7 +0.5 9.5 17th 64.6 72.9 average 89%
Narrabri Airport AWS 33.2   39.6 30th 16.8   9.2 12th 18.2
Narrandera Airport 30.0   42.0 29th 14.1   5.9 18th 35.0 34.2 average 102%
Narrandera Golf Club 29.8 +2.5 41.1 29th 13.4 +1.0 5.0 18th 35.3 37.3 average 95%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 24.2 -0.6 28.8 27th 17.6 +1.9 14.5 12th 25.9 79.5 low 33%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.0 -0.5 33.9 1st 17.4 +1.3 13.4 12th 29.8 70.5 low 42%
Newcastle University 26.2   36.4 30th 15.8   10.0 12th 17.6
Norah Head AWS 23.7   32.0 1st 17.1   13.2 12th 83.0
Norfolk Island Aero 21.3 -0.5 24.1 20th 15.7 -0.4 12.8 14th 94.4 72.5 high 130%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 24.7   38.3 30th 12.8   5.7 12th 43.0
Nullo Mountain AWS 21.6 +2.0 31.9 30th 11.0 +1.0 4.0 19th 44.6
Nyngan Airport 32.3 +2.3 43.4 30th 16.7 +1.7 10.5 19th 34.8 36.6 average 95%
Oberon (Springbank) 22.5 +2.7 30.7 26th 7.8 +1.1 -1.3 2nd 39.8 71.4 low 56%
Orange Agricultural Institute 23.8 +2.8 32.2 30th 10.2 +1.0 2.6 2nd 23.3 78.7 low 30%
Orange Airport AWS 23.5   32.3 30th 8.7   1.0 2nd 16.6
Parkes Airport AWS 29.9   40.5 30th 12.7   3.6 19th 28.8 58.5 average 49%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 25.7 +0.3 39.3 30th 14.3 +0.3 8.8 12th 42.2 85.2 low 50%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 28.3 +1.6 40.9 30th 14.7 +0.7 7.4 12th 40.4 81.1 low 50%
Peak Hill Post Office 30.8 +2.7 40.5 30th 16.0 +1.6 7.2 2nd 33.0 47.7 average 69%
Penrith Lakes AWS 27.6   38.4 30th 15.3   9.7 12th 67.0
Perisher Valley AWS 15.6   24.3 29th 3.7   -5.2 11th 120.4
Pooncarie Mail Agency 32.4   46.2 29th 15.5   8.3 2nd 9.4 20.9 average 45%
Port Kembla NTC AWS 20.6   28.7 1st 16.3   12.9 3rd
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 25.4   30.2 27th 15.8   9.3 12th 67.8
Prospect Reservoir 26.7 +1.3 38.8 30th 14.8 +0.5 8.8 12th 36.1 72.7 low 50%
Quandialla Post Office 29.9 +2.4 39.5 29th 13.4 +1.4 4.8 2nd 27.8 43.8 average 63%
Quirindi Post Office 31.7 +3.2 39.8 30th 13.2 +1.2 8.6 21st 67.8 65.4 average 104%
Richmond RAAF 27.9   38.8 30th 14.1   7.2 12th 37.2
Riverview Observatory 24.4 +0.2 32.9 1st 15.4 +1.2 10.4 12th 48.2 79.0 average 61%
Scone Airport AWS 30.2 +2.7 37.9 26th 13.5 +0.4 5.5 12th 58.2
Singleton STP 30.2   42.0 30th 13.3   4.8 12th 24.2
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 25.2 +0.7 29.7 29th 16.1 -0.6 11.2 3rd 161.6 115.4 high 140%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 25.2   36.2 30th 14.0   8.8 19th 61.4 95.9 average 64%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 24.1 +0.5 33.3 1st 16.8 +1.2 12.8 19th 52.0 83.6 average 62%
Sydney Airport AMO 24.4 +0.4 34.2 1st 16.9 +1.5 12.9 12th 39.8 81.2 low 49%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 21.2   31.9 1st 17.1   13.9 3rd
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 25.4   36.3 25th 15.6   10.0 12th 40.0
Tabulam (Muirne) 27.2 +2.0 34.3 30th 15.0 +0.7 9.7 12th 59.2 118.4 low 50%
Tamworth Airport AWS 31.6 +3.8 38.8 30th 13.8 +0.5 8.2 2nd 36.2 91.0 lowest 40%
Taralga Post Office 23.9 +2.6 34.2 30th 7.8 +0.1 -0.5 2nd 29.7 68.0 low 44%
Taree Airport AWS 26.2   32.8 30th 15.8   9.9 12th 90.6
Temora Airport 29.4   39.3 29th 11.8   4.5 17th 35.0
Terrey Hills AWS 23.4   32.9 30th 15.1   10.3 12th 56.2
Thredbo AWS 13.2 +1.6 21.8 29th 3.6 +0.9 -4.8 2nd 126.2 148.1 average 85%
Thredbo Village 18.5 +2.1 27.0 29th 4.9 +1.1 -3.0 17th 122.0 164.3 low 74%
Tibooburra Airport 35.5   44.2 29th 20.2   13.8 18th 6.4
Tibooburra Post Office 35.5 +3.5 44.5 29th 20.4 +2.8 13.4 18th 3.8 18.0 average 21%
Tocumwal Airport 28.4 +1.7 41.7 29th 13.0 +1.1 6.2 2nd 14.0 34.2 low 41%
Trangie Research Station AWS 31.6 +2.8 43.0 30th 15.7 +2.1 9.3 2nd 26.4 45.6 average 58%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 25.3   34.5 29th 10.2   3.0 2nd 39.4
Tumbarumba Post Office 24.8 +2.2 33.5 29th 9.1 +1.5 -0.5 2nd 97.6 74.9 high 130%
Ulladulla AWS 21.2 -0.3 28.9 30th 14.5 +0.5 10.1 19th 37.6
Wagga Wagga AMO 28.5 +2.8 38.6 29th 12.8 +2.0 3.9 2nd 57.0 45.5 average 125%
Walgett Airport AWS 34.0   39.7 26th 16.5   10.7 3rd 18.8 49.1 average 38%
Wanaaring Post Office 36.2 +3.9 44.2 30th 18.2 +1.3 9.4 19th 10.9 25.5 average 43%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 30.1 +1.7 39.4 30th 13.4 +1.2 5.6 19th 40.0 58.4 average 68%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 30.1   40.7 29th 12.9   5.8 17th 38.0
White Cliffs AWS 34.3   44.9 29th 18.7   11.4 17th 13.6
Wilcannia (Reid St) 34.2 +3.0 45.4 29th 16.3 +0.7 7.7 18th 4.2 20.9 low 20%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 34.3   45.9 29th 16.0   7.4 11th 5.4
Williamtown RAAF 26.6 +1.1 36.8 30th 14.7 +0.4 7.4 12th 45.8 81.7 average 56%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 25.8 +2.5 32.5 30th 8.3 +0.1 0.5 19th 77.0 86.3 average 89%
Wyalong Post Office 29.9 +2.7 40.6 29th 14.4 +1.9 7.1 2nd 38.1 36.8 average 104%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.5 +0.9 27.8 30th 18.3 +0.9 13.9 12th 143.2 92.9 high 154%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 29.9   41.6 29th 15.2   7.4 2nd 33.6 29.5 average 114%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 27.8 +1.2 36.3 30th 15.5 +1.6 9.3 3rd 119.8 161.3 average 74%
Young Airport 27.8 +2.0 36.7 30th 9.1 -0.4 -0.1 2nd 41.6

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 8 am on Monday 3 December 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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