New South Wales in November 2018: wet with warm nights

November rainfall was above average for many parts of southern, central, and western New South Wales, but it was a dry month in the State's northeast. Daytime temperatures for November were close to average across most of New South Wales, but were above average in parts of the south and northeast. Night time temperatures were above average for most of New South Wales, including small areas of very much above average in the Upper Western and South Coast districts.

Heavy rain at times

  • Rainfall in November was above average in areas of two large bands extending from west to east covering southern and central New South Wales
  • For the State as a whole, November rainfall was 9% above average
  • Heavy rainfall associated with thunderstorms across Sydney and the Illawarra on the 29th resulted in localised flash flooding
  • For the State as a whole, the wettest day was on the 8th, when almost half of the State recorded daily totals in excess of 10 mm
  • After two wet months in the Northern Rivers district, November was drier than average for the area
  • Several sites in the Illawarra and Snowy Mountains had November totals in excess of 200 mm, with 275.2 mm at Beaumont (The Cedars) the highest monthly total recorded in the State
  • The lowest totals were in western areas of the Upper Western district, where White Cliffs (Mt Jack) had 11.4 mm and White Cliffs AWS had 16.6 mm for the month
  • On the 28th and 29th, a number of sites had their highest November daily rainfall on record and Alectown (Bridgewater) had its highest total November rainfall since 1971
  • Several sites in the State's northeast had their lowest total November rainfall for at least 20 years

Warm temperatures

  • Daytime temperatures for November were close to average across most of New South Wales
  • Mean maximum temperatures were above average in southern parts of the Riverina, the South Coast, and in the State's northeast over much of the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands, and Mid North Coast districts
  • Daytime temperatures were slightly cooler than average in parts of the Western districts
  • The State's mean maximum temperature for November was 0.77 °C above average
  • Night time temperatures were above average across most of New South Wales, including small areas of very much above average in the Upper Western and South Coast districts
  • The State's mean minimum temperature for November was 1.49 °C above average
  • On the 7th, two sites had their coldest November day (lowest maximum temperature) on record
  • Early in the month, a number of sites had their warmest November night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record

Strong winds at times

  • Wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h were recorded at sites across the State during November
  • The strongest wind gust recorded in the State during November was 133 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the morning of the 2nd

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Extremes in November 2018
Hottest day 43.3 °C at White Cliffs AWS on the 2nd
Warmest days on average 33.4 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 10.1 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -0.6 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 22nd
Coldest night -5.9 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 8th
Coolest nights on average 2.8 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 20.1 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Warmest night 30.0 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) on the 2nd
Warmest on average overall 26.2 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Coolest on average overall 6.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 275.2 mm at Beaumont (The Cedars)
Driest overall 11.4 mm at White Cliffs (Mt Jack)
Wettest day 189.0 mm at Beaumont (The Cedars) on the 29th
Strongest wind gust 133 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 2nd

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Record highest November daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Bendalong STP 109.8 on the 28th 89.7 on the 24th in 1959 74
Alectown (Bridgewater) 58.0 on the 28th 55.0 on the 12th in 2016 49
Mount Wilson (Clarine) 103.0 on the 29th 91.0 on the 8th in 1984 44
Robertson (The Pie Shop) 103.2 on the 29th 100.8 on the 18th in 2017 27
Beaumont (The Cedars) 189.0 on the 29th 119.0 on the 15th in 2000 26
Mount Boyce AWS 105.0 on the 29th 66.4 on the 30th in 2007 25
Ulladulla AWS 65.8 on the 28th 59.6 on the 26th in 2011 25
Box Hill (McCall Gardens) 74.0 on the 28th 60.6 on the 6th in 1992 24
Penrith Lakes AWS 89.0 on the 29th 62.0 on the 15th in 2000 24



Highest November total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
Alectown (Bridgewater) 133.0 137.4 in 1971* 51.2

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported




Lowest November total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Tabulam Post Office 16.4 10.4 in 1955 86.8
Wooli Beach 29.6 17.8 in 1967* 120.0
Black Swamp (Maxwell) 38.4 35.0 in 1993 95.6
Lillian Rock (Williams Road) 33.0 =33.0 in 1994* 115.1

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported




Record lowest November daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Lake Cargelligo Airport 12.5 on the 7th 14.2 on the 2nd in 1994 45 29.5
West Wyalong Airport AWS 12.3 on the 7th 15.9 on the 4th in 2007 20 28.7



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Williamtown RAAF 23.1 on the 3rd 22.4 on the 28th in 1997 70 14.4
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.1 on the 3rd 22.9 on the 29th in 2009 62 16.2
Pindari Dam 22.5 on the 6th = 22.5 on the 2nd in 1977 46 13.6
Cootamundra Airport 22.5 on the 2nd 22.0 on the 24th in 2014 24 10.4
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 22.5 on the 7th 22.4 on the 17th in 2009 24 15.2
Newcastle University 23.0 on the 3rd 22.7 on the 27th in 2002 20 15.9



Summary statistics for November 2018
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November
Rank of
November
2018
Fraction of
November
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 29.9 -1.8 41.3 2nd 16.1 -1.0 7.5 8th 23.8 24.4 average 98%
Smithville AWS 31.8   40.7 1st 16.8   9.2 24th 3.2
Tibooburra Airport 32.0 -0.5 41.9 2nd 19.1 +0.3 9.3 8th 25.0 24.7 average 101%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 32.3   41.9 2nd 20.1   11.3 8th 8.0
White Cliffs AWS 31.3 -0.9 43.3 2nd 18.1 -0.2 8.9 8th 16.6 24.7 average 67%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 30.7 -1.4 42.5 2nd 15.2 -0.8 5.8 8th 18.0 22.1 average 81%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 28.1 -0.7 39.5 2nd 14.6 -0.3 5.5 8th 24.8 21.2 average 117%
Lake Victoria Storage 27.9 +0.5 37.0 2nd 12.7 -0.6 5.8 8th 22.2 23.5 average 94%
Menindee Post Office 29.6 -0.5 41.2 2nd 15.0 +0.4 7.8 8th 26.1 21.1 average 124%
Mulurulu AWS 28.5   39.4 1st 15.1   6.9 9th 16.4
Pooncarie Mail Agency 29.5 -1.7 40.7 2nd 14.9 +0.4 7.5 8th 29.1 20.9 high 139%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 31.9 -0.9 38.7 3rd 18.0 +0.6 9.6 24th 38.6 38.4 average 101%
Brewarrina Hospital 32.0 -0.5 40.8 5th 17.5 +1.3 8.4 9th 21.0 34.3 average 61%
Cobar Airport AWS 29.6 -0.9 37.8 1st 15.8 +0.2 7.2 9th 61.0 33.9 high 180%
Cobar MO 29.4 -0.3 36.9 1st 16.8 +0.8 7.6 8th 55.0 35.5 high 155%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 32.3 +0.4 42.2 6th 19.8 +1.6 12.0 9th 43.2 55.0 average 79%
Noona AWS 29.5   38.3 1st 16.7   8.4 8th 33.8
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 31.7   39.5 20th 18.5   10.2 24th 45.0
Wanaaring Post Office 32.6 -0.1 41.1 2nd 18.2 +1.2 10.4 24th 37.8 25.3 high 149%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 28.2 0.0 39.0 1st 13.8 +1.1 5.6 8th 53.0 28.6 high 185%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 28.2   38.7 2nd 14.0   4.8 9th 39.4
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 29.3 -1.6 40.2 2nd 15.7 -0.3 7.0 8th 26.0 22.6 average 115%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 27.7 -1.1 38.4 2nd 14.9 +1.8 6.4 9th 83.0 40.4 v high 205%
Condobolin Airport AWS 28.6 -0.6 39.5 2nd 14.9 +1.2 6.5 9th 68.4 47.0 high 146%
Peak Hill Post Office 28.8 +0.4 36.5 2nd 16.0 +1.5 8.1 8th 77.0 47.4 high 162%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 27.4 -1.3 38.3 2nd 14.0 +1.0 5.1 9th 53.0 45.9 average 115%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 29.6 -1.4 35.7 5th 16.4 +0.9 9.6 9th 75.8 53.2 high 142%
Nyngan (Girilambone (Okeh) AWS) 30.3   37.0 2nd 17.2   9.7 10th 31.4
Nyngan Airport 29.6 -0.5 37.0 2nd 16.5 +1.5 9.7 9th 49.9 36.0 high 139%
Trangie Research Station AWS 29.2 +0.2 37.3 2nd 15.5 +1.8 7.2 9th 50.0 44.7 average 112%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 31.6   39.5 5th 17.0   8.4 9th 41.6
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 33.4 +1.1 42.8 6th 17.7 +1.0 9.2 9th 48.0 46.1 average 104%
Walgett Airport AWS 32.0 -0.1 41.8 6th 16.4 +0.3 6.5 9th 33.2 44.8 average 74%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 31.5 +0.7 43.0 6th 17.0 +0.6 9.2 9th 68.2 75.1 average 91%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office     38.1 6th 13.2 +1.3 7.0 10th 67.0 73.2 average 92%
Narrabri Airport AWS 31.0 -0.1 42.6 6th 16.3 +0.2 8.4 24th 58.2 71.8 average 81%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 30.2 -0.4 40.5 6th 14.5 +0.4 8.2 9th 96.8 63.4 high 153%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 29.5 +0.9 39.8 6th 16.2 +1.1 10.3 24th 80.2 67.8 high 118%
Tamworth Airport AWS 29.5 +1.1 40.2 6th 14.1 +0.8 9.1 9th 85.0 83.1 average 102%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 25.0 +1.4 34.2 6th 10.0 +1.7 3.2 26th 56.3 85.3 low 66%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 24.4 +1.0 33.4 6th 9.5 +0.2 3.5 26th 63.2 96.3 low 66%
Armidale Airport AWS 23.6 +0.9 32.8 6th 10.3 +0.2 5.1 9th 73.6 98.0 average 75%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 24.2 +1.7 33.0 5th 9.6 -0.3 5.0 9th 74.4 90.7 average 82%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 24.2 +1.1 33.1 6th 8.8 -0.3 3.0 30th 97.0 121.8 average 80%
Guyra Hospital 21.5 +0.8 31.0 6th 9.0 0.0 3.4 9th 72.8 104.5 average 70%
Inverell (Raglan St) 28.3 +1.2 37.2 6th 13.1 +1.6 7.4 23rd 80.0 102.5 average 78%
Inverell Research Centre 27.6 +1.6 37.0 6th 13.3 +0.5 5.3 23rd 80.0 87.0 average 92%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 25.1 +0.3 34.0 5th 10.3 -0.5 4.9 26th 45.2 84.8 low 53%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 27.2 +1.8 35.4 6th 15.0 +0.6 10.9 10th 30.2 118.0 v low 26%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 26.9 +0.7 32.7 28th 16.6 0.0 11.7 10th 106.0 126.1 average 84%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 26.0 +0.8 30.3 28th 18.9 +0.3 15.7 9th 84.6 92.1 average 92%
Casino Airport AWS 30.6 +1.9 38.8 6th 15.4 -0.6 9.6 10th 44.8 107.6 low 42%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 28.6 +2.0 36.3 21st 17.3 +0.4 14.3 9th 76.4 122.3 low 62%
Grafton Airport AWS 29.4 +1.1 37.2 7th 15.7 -0.3 11.4 9th 24.0 110.1 v low 22%
Grafton Research Stn 30.1 +1.6 38.2 7th 16.5 +0.5 12.7 9th 23.6 80.3 low 29%
Lismore Airport AWS 29.6 +1.1 36.8 6th 15.1 -0.3 8.7 10th 70.2 103.9 average 68%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 29.0 +1.3 35.5 28th 16.1 -0.6 11.2 24th 37.8 123.1 v low 31%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.9 +2.2 34.0 21st 18.2 +0.7 14.4 9th 48.0 93.5 average 51%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 26.9   34.9 6th 16.5   11.2 24th 52.8
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 23.6 +1.4 31.3 3rd 12.3 +0.2 7.0 12th 91.7 179.5 low 51%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.6 +0.7 36.9 3rd 14.2 -0.3 8.0 23rd 57.2 109.6 average 52%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 26.3 +1.7 29.9 22nd     10.0 29th 68.8 114.6 average 60%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 24.6 +0.8 35.8 3rd 16.6 +0.2 12.5 9th 93.7 84.5 average 111%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.6 +1.4 32.4 3rd 14.9 -0.3 8.8 24th 69.0 150.3 low 46%
Taree Airport AWS 26.1 +0.2 37.3 3rd 15.1 0.0 9.8 25th 87.4 113.4 low 77%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 27.7 +0.9 36.6 3rd 15.1 +1.0 10.0 24th 157.2 166.4 average 94%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 27.8 +0.9 38.3 6th 13.7 +0.7 8.2 25th 62.6 74.5 average 84%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 25.8 -0.3 36.2 3rd 14.5 +0.3 8.4 9th 116.0 113.2 average 102%
Gosford AWS 24.6   36.3 2nd 15.5   10.3 9th 77.0
Maitland Airport AWS 27.3   37.3 6th 14.1   8.5 11th 78.4
Mangrove Mountain AWS 24.8 +0.4 34.8 2nd 13.5 -0.2 7.6 9th 120.2 96.0 high 125%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 27.8 -0.4 37.7 6th 12.9 +0.5 6.9 9th 43.0 59.2 average 73%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 24.6 +0.1 34.8 6th 13.1 0.0 6.6 9th 69.2 83.9 average 82%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 24.5 -0.2 34.5 3rd 16.2 +0.2 10.5 9th 77.9 80.1 average 97%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.9 +0.4 35.0 3rd 17.7 +1.5 11.7 8th 41.6 70.9 average 59%
Newcastle University 26.6 +0.6 36.8 3rd 16.3 +0.4 11.2 8th 69.2 109.2 average 63%
Norah Head AWS 24.4 +0.7 35.4 3rd 17.1 +0.3 11.8 8th 131.2 93.9 high 140%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 27.5 +0.6 36.8 3rd 15.1 +1.1 10.0 9th 63.0 83.5 average 75%
Scone Airport AWS 29.4 +1.4 39.2 6th 14.4 +1.4 7.6 9th 62.6 74.0 average 85%
Singleton (Defence) 28.6   38.9 6th 15.9   9.6 9th 73.0
Singleton STP 29.4 +0.6 39.9 6th 14.8 +0.9 9.2 26th 53.8 76.7 average 70%
Williamtown RAAF 26.5 +0.9 37.1 3rd 15.8 +1.4 10.1 25th 77.6 82.3 average 94%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 27.1 +0.3 34.0 1st 13.6 +1.3 7.8 8th 56.2 60.0 average 94%
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.6 +0.3 32.6 2nd 12.1 +0.8 5.8 26th 49.4 75.4 low 66%
Nullo Mountain AWS 20.0 0.0 27.1 6th 9.7 -0.4 3.5 8th 84.2 98.4 average 86%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 23.8 +0.4 31.7 2nd 10.0 +1.1 3.0 9th 88.9 61.2 high 145%
Bathurst Airport AWS 23.5 -0.2 31.5 2nd 10.0 +0.6 3.5 10th 96.6 65.5 high 147%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 21.3 -1.4 29.1 2nd 8.7 -0.8 2.2 9th 133.4 63.6 v high 210%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 21.2   28.8 2nd 7.7   0.6 9th 129.2
Mount Boyce AWS 20.6 +0.3 28.9 2nd 9.7 -0.1 3.6 23rd 192.4 102.7 high 187%
Oberon (Albion St) 20.4 +0.3 27.3 1st 7.7 +0.9 -2.1 24th 128.6 71.2 high 181%
Orange Airport AWS 21.3 -0.5 28.7 1st 8.4 0.0 1.0 9th 133.4 81.9 high 163%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 24.9 -0.7 36.0 2nd 13.7 -0.4 9.0 9th 160.6 96.0 high 167%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 27.3 -0.6 33.8 6th 12.2 +1.6 5.0 9th 54.8 64.3 average 85%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 26.3 -0.7 33.1 6th 14.3 +0.1 7.3 9th 55.4 61.2 average 91%
Dunedoo Post Office 28.6 +0.8 36.3 6th 14.2 +1.8 8.5 26th 64.0 55.1 average 116%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 27.1 -0.8 36.0 1st 12.7 +1.3 5.1 9th 69.0 66.0 average 105%
Dubbo Airport AWS 28.2 -0.5 35.3 1st 13.9 +0.4 6.4 9th 68.6 60.6 average 113%
Forbes Airport AWS 27.7 -1.4 36.7 2nd 13.9 +1.3 5.5 9th 88.8 47.1 high 189%
Parkes Airport AWS 27.1 -1.2 36.0 1st 13.1 +1.0 3.7 9th 110.8 59.9 high 185%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 28.5 0.0 35.1 1st 13.6 +1.4 6.0 9th 89.9 58.1 high 155%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 26.4 +1.0 37.4 2nd 15.0 +0.6 9.5 9th 72.8 76.4 average 95%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.8 0.0 36.9 2nd 14.8 -0.1 8.8 9th
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 25.4   37.9 2nd 14.4   7.8 9th 65.8
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 25.6 +0.1 37.0 2nd 14.5 +0.4 7.5 9th 84.0 84.6 average 99%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 24.8 +1.1 37.1 2nd 17.0 +1.3 11.6 8th 176.2 84.2 v high 209%
Sydney Airport AMO 25.3 +1.2 38.9 2nd 16.8 +1.3 11.5 8th 88.2 80.5 average 110%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 22.7 +0.6 35.6 2nd 17.4 +0.2 12.4 8th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 25.5   37.0 2nd 15.3   9.7 9th 128.8
Terrey Hills AWS 23.4 -0.6 35.2 2nd 15.1 -0.2 10.3 8th 125.2 101.0 average 124%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 26.1 -0.3 33.9 3rd 13.5 0.0 8.0 9th 74.8 69.2 average 108%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 26.2 -0.2 36.9 2nd 14.2 -0.2 8.2 9th 80.8 78.6 average 103%
Penrith Lakes AWS 27.8 +0.4 38.0 2nd 15.1 0.0 10.3 9th 145.6 82.7 high 176%
Richmond RAAF 27.4 +0.4 37.4 2nd 14.3 +0.1 9.1 9th 93.4 77.6 average 120%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 24.3 +0.3 38.2 2nd 13.6 +0.2 7.9 10th 91.2 83.5 average 109%
Bellambi AWS 22.7 +0.4 36.3 2nd 15.7 -0.1 10.9 8th 100.6 96.9 average 104%
Camden Airport AWS 26.8 +0.5 37.6 2nd 13.2 +0.2 7.0 9th 87.8 75.4 average 116%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 26.5 -0.6 37.2 2nd 13.2 -0.3 6.9 9th 88.6 66.5 average 133%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 21.7   31.2 2nd 10.7   4.8 23rd 90.4
Holsworthy (Defence) 25.4   38.8 2nd 13.8   7.1 9th 151.2
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 21.8 -0.5 36.2 2nd 15.7 +0.3 11.8 8th 152.6 82.4 high 185%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 22.3   37.0 2nd 14.7   10.0 9th 139.4
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 22.8 +0.4 38.1 2nd 15.9 +0.3 11.8 8th 88.6 70.2 average 126%
Moss Vale AWS 21.8 -0.3 31.7 2nd 10.5 0.0 3.6 10th 122.2 68.9 high 177%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 24.9 +0.2 37.7 2nd 13.7 +0.2 8.6 19th 175.0 76.0 v high 230%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 23.3 -0.2 34.7 2nd 12.1 +0.7 5.1 9th 90.4 64.6 high 140%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 22.1 +0.1 32.6 1st 9.5 +1.1 3.1 11th 83.4 74.5 average 112%
Green Cape AWS 20.8 +0.2 34.7 2nd 14.4 +0.1 9.1 23rd 44.0 63.2 average 70%
Merimbula Airport AWS 21.8 +0.1 34.9 2nd 12.3 +0.5 6.8 9th 68.0 82.0 average 83%
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.6 +1.5 32.5 2nd 15.7 +1.4 11.2 8th 86.0 75.8 average 113%
Moruya Airport AWS 23.4 +0.9 36.9 2nd 12.9 +0.7 7.3 11th 89.4 86.1 average 104%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 22.4 +1.0 35.4 2nd 14.3 +1.5 8.1 8th 97.1 77.4 average 125%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 22.2 +1.5 35.0 2nd 14.5 +1.2 10.1 8th 97.8 74.3 high 132%
Nerriga AWS 22.8   33.6 1st 9.8   3.3 9th 77.0
Ulladulla AWS 22.4 +0.8 35.3 2nd 14.9 +0.8 9.7 8th 132.8 85.1 high 156%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 21.2 0.0 31.0 1st 8.1 +1.2 0.6 9th 61.8 65.2 average 95%
Bombala AWS 19.3 -1.4 28.6 2nd 7.7 +0.6 0.7 9th 77.8 68.0 average 114%
Canberra Airport 24.5 -0.8 34.2 1st 10.5 +0.7 3.2 10th 82.4 68.4 average 120%
Cooma Airport AWS 21.0 -0.3 29.9 1st 7.2 +0.7 -0.7 9th 58.6 68.2 average 86%
Cooma Visitors Centre 23.0 +0.5 31.5 1st 7.9 +0.9 0.5 8th 39.0 64.0 low 61%
Goulburn Airport AWS 23.6 +0.6 32.6 1st 9.0 +0.7 1.1 10th 58.2 55.1 average 106%
Goulburn TAFE 23.5 +0.7 32.1 2nd 10.4 +0.8 3.8 9th 63.8 62.6 average 102%
Mount Ginini AWS 14.1 -1.6 23.7 1st 5.0 -0.9 -2.0 8th 161.8 112.4 high 144%
Taralga Post Office 22.2 +0.7 31.0 1st 8.2 +0.5 0.0 9th 114.3 68.1 high 168%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 24.1 -0.2 33.0 1st 10.6 +0.8 2.9 10th 52.0 76.5 average 68%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 12.5   20.9 1st 3.4   -4.2 8th 256.6
Thredbo AWS 10.1 -1.6 17.5 1st 2.8 +0.1 -5.9 8th 214.2 147.9 high 145%
Thredbo Village 15.4 -1.2 24.0 2nd 4.4 +0.6 -2.0 9th 234.5 163.1 high 144%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 26.4 +0.2 37.2 1st 12.0 +0.2 5.9 9th 69.8 62.0 average 113%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 14.2 -1.8 24.3 1st 6.5 -0.8 -1.3 8th 269.2 114.6 v high 235%
Hume Reservoir 25.7 +0.6 37.2 1st 12.8 +1.0 5.6 9th 63.8 53.4 high 119%
Khancoban AWS 23.3 -2.0 32.7 1st 9.3 -0.2 2.4 9th 139.8 89.2 high 157%
Tumbarumba Post Office 23.4 +0.6 32.4 1st 8.7 +1.0 2.4 9th 126.6 75.3 high 168%
Wagga Wagga AMO 26.3 +0.4 37.6 1st 13.0 +2.1 4.6 9th 95.6 46.3 v high 206%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 24.9 +0.9 34.4 1st 11.3 +0.2 4.8 9th 114.3 73.1 high 156%
Cootamundra Airport 25.5 -0.9 35.7 1st 11.7 +1.3 3.5 9th 96.5 60.6 high 159%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 26.1 -0.6 35.5 1st 12.3 +0.5 4.0 9th 71.4 50.5 high 141%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 25.9 -0.7 36.0 1st 12.9 +0.9 4.8 9th 45.8 67.3 average 68%
Temora Airport 26.9 -1.7 37.6 1st 12.4 +0.5 3.8 9th 55.0 53.7 average 102%
Young Airport 25.7 -0.5 34.8 1st 11.0 +1.6 2.6 9th 55.8 64.0 average 87%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 26.7 0.0 38.1 1st 9.7 -1.4 4.1 9th 34.3 41.8 average 82%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 28.1 +0.1 38.8 1st 12.5 +0.4 3.9 8th 21.8 44.6 low 49%
Kapooka (Defence) 26.5   38.6 1st 12.7   5.0 9th 101.2
Narrandera Airport AWS 27.9 -0.3 39.1 1st 13.5 +1.0 6.4 9th 68.6 35.4 v high 194%
Tocumwal Airport 27.1 +0.3 37.7 1st 12.1 +0.2 6.2 8th 39.5 34.9 average 113%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 27.5 -1.4 38.4 1st 14.7 +0.4 6.8 8th 57.6 29.8 v high 193%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 27.9 -0.3 38.7 1st 13.8 +1.0 6.1 9th 52.8 34.0 high 155%
Hay Airport AWS 28.7 -1.3 40.4 2nd 13.9 +0.1 5.7 8th 74.2 47.7 high 156%
Hillston Airport 29.0 +0.4 39.4 2nd 14.4 +0.6 6.1 8th 28.0 28.9 average 97%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 28.2 -1.3 39.0 2nd 15.3 +1.2 7.5 8th 41.2 33.1 high 124%
Note: From 2017, information about Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands can be found in the climate summary for the Remote Islands and Antarctica

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists 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. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 3 December 2018. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites 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 10 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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