NSW in February 2014: Warm February for NSW

  • Average rainfall
  • Above average maximum and minimum temperatures
  • Warmest February since 2007

Rainfall - Close to average rainfall

NSW recorded a statewide average rainfall of 47.7 mm during February 2014, close to the historical average of 50.7 mm. Rainfall was generally average to above average across much of inland NSW, with 49 mm recorded in the Murray Darling Basin, above the historical average of 40.4 mm and the first above-average month since June 2013. In comparison, February was slightly drier than average along the coast, particularly in the northeast where Ballina and Murwillumbah recorded their driest February on record.

The first half of February was generally dry, with the first substantial rain of the month falling as a trough and low pressure system crossed the state between the 15th and 17th. This was followed by a second trough and thunderstorms in eastern NSW between the 19th and 20th, with falls of other 80 mm in parts of the ACT including the wettest February day on record at Torrens. Finally, a trough produced locally heavy rain and flash flooding on the Central Coast on the 28th, with daily totals as high as 260.8 mm at Dora Creek and 233 mm at Cooranbong, the wettest day at Cooranbong for any month.

See a list of February rainfall records.

Temperature - Warmest February since 2007

The statewide average maximum temperature during February 2014 was 1.6 °C above the historical average, with temperatures between 1 and 2 °C above normal across most of the state. Daytime temperatures were well above average during the first half of the month, associated with generally clear, dry conditions. The continuation of a heatwave from late January brought days more than 10 °C above normal in southern NSW between the 1st and 3rd, with Cooma recording its warmest February day on record on the 3rd. Temperatures were closer to normal during the second half of the month, with particularly cold conditions associated with rain events during the 20th-21st and again on the 28th, with temperatures more than 8 °C below normal across much of inland NSW.

The statewide average minimum temperature was 1.4 °C above the historical average, with temperatures more than 1 °C above normal across most of the state. Minimum temperatures were generally average to above average throughout the month, with the exception of a spell of cool nights in inland NSW between the 20th and 22nd. The mean temperature was consequently 1.5 °C above normal, making it the warmest February since 2007.

See a list of February temperature records.

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Extremes in February 2014
Hottest day 45.9 °C at Pooncarie Mail Agency on the 1st
Warmest days on average 37.1 °C at Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS
Coolest days on average 17.6 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 8.1 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 20th
Coldest night -0.4 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 5th
Coolest nights on average 6.4 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 23.9 °C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night 31.4 °C at Broken Hill (Patton Street) on the 13th
Warmest on average overall 30.2 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest on average overall 12.6 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 335.6 mm at Dora Creek (Dora St)
Wettest day 260.8 mm at Dora Creek (Dora St) on the 28th
Highest wind gust 104 km/h at Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular AWS) on the 3rd

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Record highest February daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in February 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for February
Years of
record
Cooranbong (Avondale) 233.0 on the 28th 157.7 on the 24th in 1908 98
Torrens (Darke St) 86.4 on the 20th 75.2 on the 5th in 2001 30


Record lowest total February rainfall
Total rainfall
for February 2014 (mm)
Previous driest
for February
Years of
record
Average for
February
Brays Creek (Misty Mountain) 13.0 36.0 in 2005 64 222.3
Whiporie Post Office 19.4 33.7 in 1965 50 157.0
Kunghur (The Junction) 11.0 27.8 in 2005 44 200.3
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 15.2 40.6 in 1988 40 231.3
Ballina Airport AWS 28.8 64.8 in 2011 21 198.3


Record highest February temperature
Highest temperature
in February 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for February
Years of
record
Average for
February
Cooma Visitors Centre 38.9 on the 3rd 38.3 on the 7th in 2009 40 26.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 34.5 on the 10th 33.6 on the 17th in 1983 39 24.6
Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) 28.0 on the 3rd = 28.0 on the 7th in 2009 27 17.1
Cooma Airport AWS 37.3 on the 3rd 37.1 on the 8th in 2009 23 24.9


Record highest February mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for February 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for February
Years of
record
Average for
February
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 27.6 27.4 in 1983 38 24.6
Guyra Hospital 25.7 25.4 in 2004 27 23.0


Record highest February daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in February 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for February
Years of
record
Average for
February
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 26.1 on the 20th 25.5 on the 22nd in 2004 38 19.6
Young Airport 22.7 on the 4th 22.4 on the 4th in 2011 23 14.7


Record lowest February temperature
Lowest temperature
in February 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for February
Years of
record
Average for
February
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 5.9 on the 21st 6.1 on the 12th in 1965 48 16.1


Record lowest February mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for February 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for February
Years of
record
Average for
February
Lord Howe Island Aero 20.1 = 20.1 in 2013 25 21.0


Summary statistics for February 2014
Maximum temperatures
for February
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for February
(°C)
Rainfall
for February
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2014
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from
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Highest for
February
2014
Mean for
February
2014
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from
average
Lowest for
February
2014
Total for
February
2014
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2014
Fraction of
February
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 36.0   43.9 11th 21.7   13.9 20th 18.8
Tibooburra Airport 36.8   44.5 13th 23.6   16.4 22nd 52.4
Tibooburra Post Office 36.4 +1.2 43.0 13th 23.9 +2.2 16.5 21st 54.0 30.0 high 180%
White Cliffs AWS 36.8   44.1 11th 23.1   14.6 20th 3.2
Wilcannia (Reid St) 36.8 +2.2 45.1 12th 21.5 +2.2 13.4 20th 19.0 26.4 average 72%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 37.1   45.2 12th 21.1   12.7 20th 14.8
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 34.3 +2.1 43.6 9th 19.6 +1.3 10.6 20th 22.0 26.0 average 85%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 34.4 +2.4 43.3 1st 19.3 +0.9 9.6 20th 17.8 20.4 average 87%
Lake Victoria Storage 33.0 +1.4 44.1 1st 17.5 +1.0 10.9 22nd 54.7 19.8 v high 276%
Menindee Post Office 35.6 +1.8 44.3 9th 20.3 +2.1 12.7 20th 18.4 21.7 average 85%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 35.2   45.9 1st 19.2   11.8 20th 99.5 23.8 v high 418%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 36.6   44.9 13th 22.5   15.8 21st 59.8
Brewarrina Hospital 35.5 +0.6 42.6 12th 21.1 +0.7 12.8 21st 60.6 49.1 average 123%
Cobar Airport AWS 35.7 +2.3 43.8 12th 21.3 +1.5 10.7 21st 64.8 39.2 average 165%
Cobar MO 35.2 +2.0 43.2 12th 21.7 +1.6 12.9 21st 73.0 44.3 high 165%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 35.2 +0.9 42.6 13th 22.0 +1.7 17.0 21st
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 35.8   43.5 13th 23.0   17.0 21st 29.0
Wanaaring Post Office 37.0 +1.9 44.9 14th 22.4 +1.4 14.9 21st 38.4 34.8 average 110%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 34.8 +2.3 44.4 2nd 18.5 +2.2 9.2 22nd 68.6 25.7 high 267%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 35.0   44.2 1st 20.4   12.0 20th 26.8
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 34.6 +1.9 42.2 10th 19.6 +1.4 10.5 21st 46.7 44.9 average 104%
Condobolin Airport AWS 34.8 +2.2 42.7 10th 19.8 +1.5 10.9 21st 42.4
Peak Hill Post Office 33.6 +1.2 41.8 10th 20.7 +1.4 10.9 21st 47.4 51.5 average 92%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 33.8   42.8 2nd 18.2   10.9 21st 27.0
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 34.4   41.3 10th 21.0   14.3 21st 68.4
Nyngan Airport 35.0 +1.8 43.7 12th 21.2 +2.0 13.0 21st 51.4 47.6 average 108%
Trangie Research Station AWS 33.8 +1.7 42.9 12th 20.2 +1.9 12.0 21st 58.4 52.2 average 112%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 36.3 +2.3 42.8 15th 22.3 +2.1 17.6 24th 43.3 63.7 average 68%
Walgett Airport AWS 35.7 +1.6 43.7 13th 21.9 +2.0 13.6 21st 25.8 56.4 low 46%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 34.3   40.0 10th 20.7   16.4 21st 34.6
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 33.4 +2.5 40.0 10th     13.0 12th 67.2 77.7 average 86%
Narrabri Airport AWS 35.0   41.2 10th 20.2   14.4 7th 37.6
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 34.1   40.4 10th 18.5   13.2 21st 46.6
Gunnedah Resource Centre 33.3 +2.3 39.1 1st 20.0 +1.3 15.5 21st 42.4 73.7 average 58%
Quirindi Post Office 33.3 +2.0 40.0 1st 17.6 +1.5 12.4 21st 30.6 65.6 average 47%
Tamworth Airport AWS 33.6 +2.5 40.4 10th 17.6 +0.7 13.3 6th 41.0 79.7 low 51%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 28.8 +2.2 35.9 10th 13.1 +0.6 7.0 8th 75.4 77.0 average 98%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 27.8   33.6 12th 12.7   7.6 8th 50.0
Armidale Airport AWS 27.3   33.0 9th 13.3   8.7 8th 48.8
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 27.4 +2.8 34.5 10th 13.5 +0.2 9.8 26th 52.8 93.8 low 56%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 27.4   34.1 10th 13.7   9.4 4th 48.6
Guyra Hospital 25.7 +2.7 31.1 9th 12.1 +0.3 7.3 9th 38.2 107.7 v low 35%
Inverell (Raglan St) 32.0   38.0 10th 15.7   9.8 7th 24.4
Inverell Research Centre 31.6 +2.9 37.7 10th 17.0 +0.8 12.4 1st 17.6 97.4 v low 18%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 26.4 +0.3 33.4 16th 14.7 +0.4 8.5 9th 34.0 94.4 low 36%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 27.1 +1.3 35.0 16th 16.8 -0.1 14.3 9th 57.4 186.3 v low 31%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 28.3 +0.4 33.3 16th 19.0 -0.4 15.1 10th 28.8 198.3 lowest 15%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 27.9   31.0 27th 21.3   16.7 6th 25.8
Casino Airport AWS 30.8   38.9 16th 17.7   13.6 8th 18.8 147.0 v low 13%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 28.3   37.1 20th 19.7   16.5 6th 50.8
Grafton Airport AWS 30.3   36.6 16th 18.4   13.7 1st 14.2
Grafton Olympic Pool 30.1 +0.8 36.5 16th 19.9 +0.2 15.8 1st 32.3 150.9 v low 21%
Grafton Research Stn 31.2 +1.5 38.6 16th     15.9 9th 8.0 132.2 v low 6%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 29.4   37.4 16th 18.9   16.0 6th 21.2
Lismore Airport AWS 29.7   37.3 16th 17.3   13.0 8th 20.2
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 28.9 -0.1 34.8 16th 19.6 0.0 16.5 27th 15.2 231.3 lowest 7%
Yamba Pilot Station 28.2 +1.5 35.0 20th 20.7 +0.4 17.8 6th 25.0 158.4 v low 16%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport Comparison 26.8   31.0 20th 19.5   15.9 8th 72.0
Coffs Harbour MO 26.8 0.0 31.0 20th 19.4 -0.1 16.2 8th 74.2 220.2 low 34%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 23.8   29.0 20th 14.8   11.3 8th 133.7
Kempsey (Wide Street) 28.5 -0.3 32.6 19th 18.3 +0.4 14.2 8th 111.0 158.1 average 70%
Kempsey Airport AWS 28.6   33.3 19th 17.1   11.9 1st 105.0
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 27.6 +0.7 31.0 4th 19.7 0.0 15.6 6th 162.0 171.3 average 95%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 26.1   29.0 12th 19.0   14.0 22nd 109.6 121.3 average 90%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 27.3   31.3 19th 18.1   12.6 8th 102.0
Taree Airport AWS 28.0   34.1 19th 17.9   14.0 7th 62.8
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 28.6 +0.6 34.8 12th 17.5 +0.1 12.2 9th 237.6 257.3 average 92%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 29.8 +0.9 37.2 9th 16.9 +0.1 8.9 7th 61.4 105.6 low 58%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 27.1   32.9 26th 16.6   10.0 7th 298.8
Gosford AWS 26.6   33.4 26th 18.1   12.2 7th 175.0
Jerrys Plains Post Office 31.7 +0.8 39.0 9th 17.4 +0.3 11.0 7th 80.0 73.1 average 109%
Maitland Visitors Centre     34.5 26th 18.0   11.2 7th 86.1
Mangrove Mountain AWS 26.4   32.5 9th 16.3   10.9 7th 119.4 151.0 average 79%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 30.8   38.9 9th 15.8   9.3 7th 72.4 59.9 average 121%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 27.6   34.3 9th 15.4   10.6 7th 51.8
Murrurundi Post Office 30.1 +0.4 37.5 9th 14.6 -0.4 7.6 7th 68.2 78.5 average 87%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 26.1 -0.9 28.5 27th 19.8 +1.0 17.9 5th 138.1 113.1 high 122%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.4 -1.0 31.0 26th 19.7 +0.4 17.1 7th 207.0 108.5 high 191%
Newcastle University 28.0   34.2 26th 18.9   14.4 8th 104.2
Norah Head AWS 25.7   29.0 13th 19.5   16.4 7th 144.4 110.6 high 131%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 29.2 +0.4 36.1 9th 17.3 -0.3 11.0 7th 61.4 121.5 average 51%
Scone Airport AWS 31.3 +1.1 38.3 9th 16.7 +0.2 10.0 7th 65.4 63.8 average 103%
Singleton STP 30.2   37.5 9th 17.4   10.5 9th 70.0
Williamtown RAAF 27.7 +0.1 34.6 26th 17.8 -0.3 10.3 7th 73.8 121.5 average 61%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 31.0 +1.3 37.9 10th 16.5 +0.2 9.1 21st 82.9 62.6 high 132%
Mudgee Airport AWS 30.7 +1.7 38.1 11th 16.1 +0.6 8.8 21st 59.8 72.9 average 82%
Nullo Mountain AWS 24.1 +1.6 32.7 9th 13.3 +0.1 8.1 7th 94.6 108.9 average 87%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 29.5 +2.4 38.4 10th 13.5 +0.2 6.5 21st 32.4 58.7 average 55%
Bathurst Airport AWS 29.0 +1.9 38.3 1st 13.9 +0.4 7.9 21st 74.8 63.1 average 119%
Katoomba (Murri St) 22.8 +0.4 31.4 9th 13.2 +0.3 8.2 21st 112.0 177.2 average 63%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 25.7   34.9 9th 12.8   4.8 21st 74.0 82.0 average 90%
Mount Boyce AWS 23.3 +0.7 32.4 9th 12.7 -0.4 7.3 21st 82.0 126.9 average 65%
Oberon (Springbank) 25.5 +1.8 34.0 9th 12.0 +0.8 4.8 21st 107.3 61.8 high 174%
Orange Agricultural Institute 27.5 +1.9 35.5 10th 13.7 +0.5 7.0 21st 96.2 78.4 average 123%
Orange Airport AWS 27.3   35.5 2nd 12.9   6.6 21st 87.6
Springwood (Valley Heights) 26.2   33.7 9th 16.2   11.8 7th 122.0 140.5 average 87%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 32.1 +1.4 38.7 10th 15.5 +0.9 10.0 7th 95.8 81.9 average 117%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 31.0   37.8 12th 17.8   12.5 21st 105.0
Dunedoo Post Office 32.3 +1.5 40.1 12th 17.6 +0.4 10.5 21st 80.0 64.7 high 124%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 32.7   40.7 10th 17.0   8.0 21st 50.0
Dubbo Airport AWS 33.0 +1.3 41.3 12th 18.4 +0.8 10.7 21st 50.8
Forbes Airport AWS 33.5   41.5 10th 18.1   7.9 21st 39.6
Parkes Airport AWS 32.7   40.5 10th 17.8   7.0 21st 57.0 65.8 average 87%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 32.3 +0.3 39.7 10th 17.8 +1.2 9.5 21st 58.6 52.4 average 112%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.5 -0.3 33.8 26th 18.7 +0.6 12.1 7th 58.4 107.0 low 55%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.5   33.5 26th 18.3   11.4 7th 61.0
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 27.1   33.4 26th 18.0   10.6 7th 41.6
Holsworthy Control Range 27.5   33.7 26th 17.2   10.2 7th 38.2
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 27.5 -0.3 34.0 26th 17.8 +0.2 11.5 7th 67.4 124.8 average 54%
Riverview Observatory 26.4 0.0 33.5 26th 18.3 +0.6 12.9 7th 52.7 110.8 average 48%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 26.2 +0.4 32.4 26th 19.9 +1.1 15.5 7th 58.2 118.0 average 49%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.8 +0.4 34.9 26th 20.0 +1.0 15.9 7th 55.2 112.6 average 49%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 23.4   27.2 26th 20.1   17.1 7th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.3   33.8 26th 18.9   12.6 7th 69.6
Terrey Hills AWS 25.2   32.8 26th 17.8   13.6 7th 72.4
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 28.1   35.5 9th 17.4   10.9 7th 72.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 28.0   34.6 8th 17.7   12.8 7th 67.8
Penrith Lakes AWS 28.9   37.5 9th 18.3   12.4 7th 68.2
Prospect Reservoir 28.0 +0.1 33.9 26th 17.9 +0.1 11.9 7th 66.2 97.0 average 68%
Richmond RAAF 29.1 +0.1 37.3 9th 17.7   10.3 7th 69.0 122.9 average 56%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 25.3   29.3 26th 16.7   9.7 7th 51.0
Bellambi AWS 23.7   28.1 20th 18.8   15.9 7th 57.0
Bowral (Parry Drive) 24.6 +0.2 34.0 9th 13.6 +0.1 7.6 21st 34.0 98.4 low 35%
Camden Airport AWS 28.4 -0.1 36.3 9th 16.8 0.0 9.7 7th 46.8 100.2 average 47%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 27.9   35.0 9th 16.7   9.6 7th 53.2
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular AWS) 24.2   27.6 9th 18.2   14.4 7th 28.6
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 23.8   27.4 20th 18.9   15.3 7th 42.0
Moss Vale AWS 24.6   33.7 8th 13.8   6.3 21st 27.8
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 25.8   32.1 8th 15.9   9.5 21st
Port Kembla NTC AWS 22.8   26.9 20th 19.5   16.7 6th
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 25.1 -0.3 30.4 9th 15.2 -0.7 7.5 21st 17.8 104.1 v low 17%
Bega AWS 27.7 +1.3 35.9 9th 14.8 -0.2 8.1 21st 23.8 88.7 low 27%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 26.9 +1.7 38.5 3rd 12.1 -0.2 4.1 21st 47.0 70.1 average 67%
Green Cape AWS 23.1   27.6 1st 16.7   14.3 22nd 2.2
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.7   27.9 16th 15.0   9.6 21st 29.0
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.0 -0.3 26.1 20th 17.7 -0.1 15.6 5th 19.6 85.8 low 23%
Moruya Airport AWS 24.0   26.9 2nd 15.3   8.6 21st 19.4
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 22.8 -1.2 24.9 20th 16.2 -0.1 10.6 21st 19.4 95.7 low 20%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 23.1 -0.5 27.2 20th 16.8 +0.1 13.0 21st 35.8 92.7 average 39%
Nerriga AWS 26.7   38.1 9th 12.6   3.8 21st 32.8
Ulladulla AWS 23.1 -1.1 26.0 20th 17.3 -0.3 13.7 7th 77.8 116.6 average 67%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 26.8 +1.8 38.7 3rd 10.2 -0.3 3.4 21st 29.2 58.9 average 50%
Bombala AWS 26.4 +2.5 39.1 3rd 10.5 -0.1 3.8 21st 22.6 63.1 low 36%
Canberra Airport 29.4   39.3 3rd 13.5   5.1 21st 83.6
Cooma Airport AWS 26.9 +2.0 37.3 3rd 10.2 -0.2 1.3 21st 27.2 51.5 average 53%
Cooma Visitors Centre 27.8 +1.6 38.9 3rd 10.3 -0.3 1.5 21st 25.4 61.2 average 42%
Goulburn Airport AWS 27.4 +1.2 36.9 3rd 12.6 -0.1 5.0 7th 58.4 54.6 average 107%
Goulburn TAFE 27.4 +1.1 37.4 9th 13.8 +0.3 7.7 21st 74.8 63.1 average 119%
Mount Ginini AWS 20.9   30.0 2nd 9.8   0.9 20th 134.4
Taralga Post Office 26.3 +1.5 36.5 9th 12.4 +0.3 6.0 7th 83.5 70.3 average 119%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 28.9   38.4 3rd 14.2   5.5 21st 150.8
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 19.9   27.8 2nd 6.4   -0.3 17th 56.2
Thredbo AWS 17.6 +1.3 25.2 2nd 7.5 +0.4 -0.4 5th 77.4 97.0 average 80%
Thredbo Village 22.8 +1.8 31.5 2nd 7.3 +0.4 1.0 23rd 69.6 88.2 average 79%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 33.2 +2.2 42.0 9th 16.7 +0.4 8.4 21st 31.6 48.5 average 65%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 22.0   30.5 2nd 12.2   2.7 20th 88.4
Hume Reservoir 32.4 +2.0 40.8 9th 18.1 +1.6 10.4 21st 24.4 43.6 average 56%
Khancoban AWS 31.8   40.2 2nd 13.7   4.6 21st 23.4
Tumbarumba Post Office 30.2 +1.9 39.0 2nd 13.5 +1.5 4.5 21st 63.3 54.9 average 115%
Wagga Wagga AMO 33.0 +2.2 42.0 2nd 18.4 +2.0 9.4 21st 39.4 41.7 average 94%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 31.3 +2.4 42.0 2nd 16.5 +0.8 7.9 21st 162.8 56.5 high 288%
Cootamundra Airport 31.4   40.5 2nd 17.0   11.5 20th 75.9
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 32.4 +1.5 40.9 10th 16.7 +0.6 5.9 21st 32.8 48.7 average 67%
Gundagai (William St) 32.8   42.6 2nd 17.2   6.7 21st 32.6
Quandialla Post Office 34.3 +2.3 43.6 2nd     7.8 21st 49.5 45.3 average 109%
Temora Airport 33.1   42.7 2nd 17.7   8.3 21st 25.4
Wyalong Post Office 33.7 +1.8 43.0 2nd 18.9 +1.4 12.0 20th 24.2 39.1 average 62%
Young Airport 32.1 +1.9 41.0 10th 15.5 +0.8 4.8 21st 35.0 53.9 average 65%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 33.5 +2.2 43.2 9th 16.6 +0.9 8.5 21st 22.6 37.3 average 61%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 34.0   44.3 2nd 16.4   7.8 21st 19.4
Narrandera Airport 34.2   44.0 2nd 18.5   8.6 22nd 23.8 37.2 average 64%
Tocumwal Airport 33.2 +1.8 43.0 2nd 16.6 +0.5 10.6 22nd 19.7 29.7 average 66%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 33.7   43.8 2nd 19.2   9.4 22nd 24.4 32.0 average 76%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 33.0 +0.9 42.7 3rd 18.5 +1.1 9.0 22nd 43.0 30.0 high 143%
Hay (Miller Street) 34.3 +1.8 44.5 3rd 18.3 +1.8 9.5 21st 36.8 29.7 high 124%
Hay Airport AWS 34.8   45.5 3rd 18.2   9.0 21st 33.2
Lake Cargelligo Airport 34.4 +0.9 42.5 2nd 20.0 +1.7 11.4 21st 21.0 35.9 average 58%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 25.6 -0.1 28.7 18th 20.1 -0.9 15.0 11th 17.8 112.4 v low 16%
Norfolk Island Aero 23.8 -1.1 25.2 20th 19.4 -0.2 16.1 13th 157.8 95.2 high 166%

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 March 2014. 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is being used for temperature area averages from December 2012 onwards. The major change from earlier datasets is that the ACORN-SAT dataset commences in 1910, rather than 1950, and hence rankings are calculated using a larger set of years.

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