New South Wales in April 2019: fifth-warmest April on record; dry in the east and wet in the northwest

It was the State's fifth-warmest April on record, with both the daytime and overnight temperatures very much warmer than average. Rainfall was below average across most of New South Wales, though above average across much of the western districts.

Fifth-warmest April on record

  • For New South Wales as a whole, the mean temperature was 1.97 ºC warmer than average; fifth-warmest on record
  • The mean maximum temperature for the State was 2.11 ºC warmer than average and seventh-warmest on record
  • The mean minimum temperature for New South Wales was 1.83 ºC warmer than average and seventh-warmest on record
  • A few hot days occurred on the 8th and 9th as a surface trough directed warm air from central Australia across much of the State; several sites along the northern half of the coast reported early season records with their warmest April day and/or warmest April night on record
  • Wagga Wagga AMO had its highest April mean daily minimum temperature since 1990
  • The first four months of 2019 have been record warm for the State in terms of minimum and mean temperatures, and second-warmest on record for daytime temperatures (behind January to April 2018)

Dry across much of the State

  • April rainfall was 58% below average for New South Wales as a whole, though areas in the Upper and Lower Western districts, with the exception of the south west, experienced above average rainfall
  • Heavy falls over the Easter weekend (due to a low pressure tough and associated cold front) saw some sites have a record wet April day on the 22nd
  • Rainfall across the northwest corner of the State resulted in some sites within drought affected areas of the Upper Western district have their wettest April on record or wettest April since 1990
  • Much of the eastern half of the State experienced a very dry April with some sites recording their driest April on record or driest April for many decades
  • It has been drier than normal for New South Wales for the first four months of 2019, especially in the northeast of the State

Thunderstorms

  • Thunderstorm associated with a cold front that tracked across the State on the 9th impacted the Mid North Coast and Hunter districts

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Extremes in April 2019
Hottest day 36.1 °C at Bourke Airport AWS on the 8th
Warmest days on average 30.2 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 10.9 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 4.5 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 26th
Coldest night -7.2 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on the 27th
Coolest nights on average 2.2 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 18.0 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 24.1 °C at White Cliffs AWS on the 21st
Warmest on average overall 22.6 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Coolest on average overall 7.0 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 193.4 mm at Coffs Harbour Airport
Driest overall 0 mm at several locations
Wettest day 138.4 mm at Bendalong STP on the 23rd
Strongest wind gust 107 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 30th

Maps
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Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest April daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Griffith Airport AWS 44.6 on the 22nd 44.4 on the 21st in 1990 54
Ivanhoe (Berangabah) 33.2 on the 22nd 22.8 on the 7th in 2010 20
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 65.0 on the 22nd 21.4 on the 10th in 2014 20



Record highest April total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Ivanhoe (Berangabah) 55.2 44.8 in 2000 20 15.6
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 79.6 55.4 in 2000 20 16.7

Highest April total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Wanaaring (Owen Downs) 46.4 110.2 in 1990 12.9
Tilpa (Trevallyn) 52.5 142.4 in 1990* 20.7

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




Record lowest April total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Parkes Airport AWS 0.0 1.0 in 2005 32 30.4
Oberon (Jenolan Caves Road) 2.0 2.4 in 2004 30 40.6
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 2.6 4.0 in 1997 29 63.5
Blayney (Orange Road) 0.6 3.0 in 2004 28 38.5
Walgett Airport AWS 0.0 0.2 in 2013 26 19.6
Bathurst Airport AWS 0.0 1.2 in 1995 25 31.8
Dubbo Airport AWS 0.0 0.2 in 1996 24 31.4
Orange Airport AWS 0.2 0.6 in 1996 24 39.2
Condobolin Airport AWS 0.0 0.4 in 2013 23 19.3
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 0.0 0.4 in 1997 23 29.6
Coonamble Airport AWS 0.0 0.2 in 2013 21 34.9

Lowest April total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
April
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 0.4 0.0 in 1925* 51.6
Bathurst Agricultural Station 0.6 0.5 in 1967 41.4
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 0.2 0.0 in 1967 29.9
Sofala Old Post Office 0.2 0.0 in 1967 43.2
Murrumburrah (Historical Society) 0.2 0.0 in 1967* 47.5
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) 13.8 4.6 in 1982* 138.3
Hunter Springs (Wondecla) 7.2 3.0 in 1986* 67.9
Colo Heights (Mountain Pines) 6.9 4.0 in 1991* 82.0
Upper Allyn Township 2.2 0.0 in 1980* 99.5
Wellington (D&J Rural) 0.4 0.0 in 1996 44.4
Bombala AWS 6.2 5.8 in 1997 37.8
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 4.8 0.6 in 1997 40.4
Cooma Visitors Centre 3.0 1.3 in 1997 38.7
Cootamundra Airport 1.4 0.0 in 1997 31.7
Glen Alice 0.8 0.6 in 1995* 36.3
Goulburn Airport AWS 1.4 0.6 in 1997 24.2
Goulburn TAFE 4.8 0.2 in 1997 43.1
Guyra Hospital 3.6 3.4 in 1997 50.1
Inverell Research Centre 1.6 1.2 in 1997 39.6
Khancoban AWS 11.0 2.0 in 1997 53.8
Nowendoc (Green Hills) 20.0 11.2 in 1997 70.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 4.0 1.8 in 1997 55.3
Oberon (Jenolan Caves) 4.7 2.9 in 1997 71.4
Taralga Post Office 1.3 0.8 in 1997 58.1
Thredbo AWS 10.4 2.0 in 1997 99.0
Thredbo Village 13.6 8.2 in 1997 109.7
Tumbarumba Post Office 17.0 8.2 in 1997 65.6
Young Airport 0.8 0.0 in 1997 29.6
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 8.8 0.4 in 1997* 71.1
Paterson Post Office 29.0 10.6 in 1997* 98.5
Rockley Post Office 2.1 1.2 in 1997* 46.2
Uralla (Blue Nobby) 11.0 0.8 in 1997* 60.7
Lower Boro (Calderwood) 0.8 0.0 in 1997* 48.7
Murrurundi (Timor) 1.6 0.0 in 1987* 35.9
Snowball 7.0 3.6 in 1997* 66.4
West Wyalong Airport AWS 0.2 0.0 in 1999 17.9

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




Record highest April temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 33.5 on the 9th 32.3 on the 2nd in 2016 24 24.3
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 32.4 on the 9th 31.2 on the 9th in 2018 22 23.6
Taree Airport AWS 33.4 on the 8th 33.0 on the 12th in 2006 22 24.4
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 33.0 on the 9th 32.5 on the 14th in 2018 21 23.8



Record highest April daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Gunnedah Resource Centre 22.9 on the 9th 21.5 on the 13th in 1998 69 12.8
Collarenebri (Albert St) 23.4 on the 9th 23.2 on the 4th in 2014 52 12.6
Dunedoo Post Office 19.5 on the 9th 19.1 on the 3rd in 2015 50 9.9
Nullo Mountain AWS 16.0 on the 9th 15.8 on the 2nd in 2018 28 8.6
Scone Airport AWS 20.9 on the 9th 19.5 on the 13th in 1998 28 10.1
Walgett Airport AWS 22.4 on the 9th 21.9 on the 5th in 2016 26 11.7
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 22.8 on the 9th 22.5 on the 4th in 2014 22 14.4
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 22.1 on the 9th = 22.1 on the 3rd in 2018 22 15.3
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 22.0 on the 9th = 22.0 on the 3rd in 2018 21 15.2



Highest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Wagga Wagga AMO 11.8 12.2 in 1990 9.2



Summary statistics for April 2019
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2019
Diff
from
average
Highest for
April
2019
Mean for
April
2019
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
April
2019
Total for
April
2019
Average
for
April
Rank of
April
2019
Fraction of
April
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 27.7 +1.1 34.6 7th 13.8 +1.0 5.0 28th 2.8 9.7 average 29%
Smithville AWS 29.1   35.8 8th 14.3   5.5 28th 0.2
Tibooburra Airport 28.6 +0.7 35.4 8th 16.5 +1.4 9.2 28th 32.4 10.7 high 303%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 28.5   35.0 8th 16.8   8.5 28th 58.6
White Cliffs AWS 28.0 +1.0 35.7 8th 15.6 +1.5 8.3 28th 25.8 14.4 high 179%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 27.9 +0.7 35.8 7th 12.9 +0.9 5.5 11th 79.6 16.7 highest 477%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 25.7 +1.3 32.2 16th 12.9 +1.5 5.7 11th 0 20.2 lowest 0%
Lake Victoria Storage 25.9 +2.3 35.0 16th 10.7 +0.2 5.0 12th 0 18.3 lowest 0%
Menindee Post Office 27.4 +1.7 35.0 16th 12.2 +1.2 5.5 12th 24.6 16.8 high 146%
Mulurulu AWS 26.7   33.4 16th 11.8   4.6 29th 3.0
Pooncarie Mail Agency 27.2 +0.7 35.1 16th 11.4 +0.1 4.2 27th 3.2 17.6 average 18%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 28.7 +0.5 36.1 8th 15.2 +1.8 8.1 28th 36.0 23.1 average 156%
Brewarrina Hospital 29.6 +2.0 35.6 8th 14.0 +1.4 7.9 28th 38.0 29.2 high 130%
Cobar Airport AWS 27.5 +1.6 34.1 7th 13.7 +2.4 5.0 28th 56.2 18.2 high 309%
Cobar MO 27.4 +2.0 34.3 7th 14.8 +1.8 5.5 28th 52.8 25.7 high 205%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 28.9 +0.8 34.9 8th 16.0 +1.6 7.4 29th 0 26.3 lowest 0%
Noona AWS 27.3   33.9 8th 14.6   7.4 28th 91.6
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 28.4   35.5 8th 13.9   8.1 28th 60.0
Wanaaring Post Office 29.1 +0.8 35.9 7th 14.3 +1.3 8.1 11th 58.2 16.0 v high 364%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 25.7 +1.6 34.1 17th 10.3 +0.7 2.9 27th 2.8 23.7 low 12%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 26.9   32.4 8th 11.5   3.2 28th 26.8
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 27.0 +1.0 33.3 7th 13.4 +1.1 6.9 11th 33.4 18.5 high 181%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 27.3 +2.6 33.0 6th 12.8 +2.8 5.2 29th 0.2 29.9 v low 1%
Condobolin Airport AWS 27.6 +2.8 33.6 6th 12.9 +3.2 4.9 29th 0 19.3 lowest 0%
Peak Hill Post Office 27.2 +2.0 32.1 8th 14.5 +2.1 5.4 28th 25.2 41.7 average 60%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 25.8 +1.5 31.5 6th 11.9 +2.1 5.4 28th 0.2 17.9 v low 1%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 27.8 +1.3 34.2 8th 14.6 +2.6 7.9 28th 0 34.9 lowest 0%
Nyngan (Girilambone (Okeh) AWS) 28.1   35.2 8th 15.1   9.0 30th 0
Nyngan Airport 27.9 +2.2 34.5 8th 14.8 +2.9 7.0 28th 0 34.2 lowest 0%
Trangie Research Station AWS 28.2 +3.6 34.9 8th 14.5 +3.2 4.5 28th 0 38.8 lowest 0%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 28.9   35.3 8th 14.6   6.4 30th 1.0
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 30.2 +2.4 35.3 8th 14.4 +1.6 5.4 28th 5.6 30.3 average 18%
Walgett Airport AWS 29.0 +1.3 35.5 8th 14.0 +2.3 6.5 28th 0 19.6 lowest 0%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 29.3 +2.0 34.3 9th 14.5 +1.7 5.6 29th 0 22.4 lowest 0%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Narrabri Airport AWS 28.4 +1.4 33.9 9th 13.6 +1.2 5.6 29th 0 26.5 v low 0%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 27.8 +1.3 32.7 8th 12.3 +1.5 3.5 28th 0.2 20.0 v low 1%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 27.0 +1.8 32.4 9th 14.6 +1.8 5.8 29th 0 37.8 lowest 0%
Quirindi Post Office 27.2 +2.2 31.4 8th 10.2 +1.2 3.0 29th 0 40.9 lowest 0%
Tamworth Airport AWS 27.4 +1.9 31.8 8th 11.7 +1.6 4.5 28th 0 24.3 lowest 0%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 23.3 +2.0 26.0 8th 8.2 +2.6 1.4 27th
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 21.9 +1.5 26.7 8th 7.1 +0.3 0.4 1st 3.0 37.6 low 8%
Armidale Airport AWS 20.9 +1.1 25.3 9th 8.9 +1.1 3.0 1st 3.8 34.7 low 11%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 21.4 +1.3 26.0 8th 8.7 +0.7 4.0 1st 7.9 40.5 low 20%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 21.5 +0.7 25.7 8th 7.5 +0.7 1.9 29th 4.2 48.4 v low 9%
Guyra Hospital 19.6 +1.5 23.2 8th 7.6 +0.6 2.0 1st 3.6 50.1 v low 7%
Inverell (Raglan St) 26.7 +2.0 29.6 8th 9.1 +1.6 4.4 29th 4.8 34.3 low 14%
Inverell Research Centre 25.9 +2.3 29.1 8th 12.2 +1.2 8.1 1st 1.6 39.6 v low 4%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 22.0 +0.3 28.0 8th 8.7 +0.2 2.9 14th 6.2 46.7 low 13%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 22.7 +0.5 29.2 8th 14.4 +0.9 11.6 1st 61.0 95.5 average 64%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 25.2 +0.2 28.6 9th 16.2 +0.8 13.3 1st 158.8 187.3 average 85%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 24.4 +0.4 27.7 7th 18.0 +0.4 15.5 1st 124.0 168.5 average 74%
Casino Airport AWS 26.3 +0.3 31.6 8th 14.6 +0.4 11.2 1st 81.2 68.1 average 119%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.2 +0.6 31.3 9th 17.0 +0.5 13.9 1st 189.2 167.1 high 113%
Grafton Airport AWS 25.9 +0.2 32.4 9th 14.7 +1.0 9.4 1st 51.4 84.8 low 61%
Grafton Research Stn 26.4 +0.6 33.7 9th 15.5 +1.0 11.3 1st 63.2 79.3 average 80%
Lismore Airport AWS 25.6 -0.3 30.8 8th 14.2 +0.2 10.5 1st 75.2 106.6 average 71%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 26.0 -0.2 30.6 8th 15.7 +0.1 12.6 1st 143.1 153.5 average 93%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.0 +0.7 29.5 9th 17.6 +1.1 13.7 1st 123.2 161.0 average 77%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 25.1   32.8 9th 16.1   10.5 1st 193.4
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 20.1 +0.3 27.3 8th 11.5 +0.8 6.5 1st 84.9 136.5 low 62%
Kempsey Airport AWS 26.5 +1.2 34.4 9th 12.8 -0.3 8.3 28th 30.0 69.9 low 43%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 25.9 +1.8 28.0 8th 16.6 0.0 13.5 1st 172.8 169.3 average 102%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 24.4 +0.6 33.0 9th 15.5 +0.3 12.5 2nd 81.0 127.5 average 64%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 25.6 +1.3 33.5 9th 13.3 -0.6 9.0 1st 67.0 134.2 average 50%
Taree Airport AWS 25.1 +0.7 33.4 8th 12.7 -1.0 7.0 28th 54.8 100.3 average 55%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 25.5 +1.0 33.2 8th 13.0 +0.3 9.6 1st 143.2 147.4 average 97%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 25.7 +1.5 32.6 8th 11.1 +0.5 4.9 28th 12.8 54.7 low 23%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 25.4 +1.2 33.2 8th 11.7 -0.5 5.3 28th 36.2 97.1 low 37%
Gosford AWS 24.7   33.3 8th 13.9   7.9 28th 40.2
Maitland Airport AWS 25.8   32.4 9th 11.9   7.2 29th 13.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS     31.2 8th 12.3 +0.2 7.4 1st 17.0 80.4 v low 21%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 24.7 +0.9 31.4 8th 10.5 +1.1 3.2 29th 0.4 32.4 v low 1%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 22.0 +1.0 27.3 8th 11.8 +0.6 7.2 1st 0.8 31.7 v low 3%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 24.9 +1.3 32.4 9th 16.9 +1.6 12.9 27th 100.5 129.2 average 78%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.7 +1.9 32.2 8th 16.9 +1.6 11.8 28th 59.4 116.7 average 51%
Newcastle University 25.5 +1.4 33.2 8th 14.6 +0.5 9.2 11th 39.4 127.3 low 31%
Norah Head AWS 24.8 +1.8 32.7 8th 17.0 +1.0 12.8 28th 124.6 128.9 average 97%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 25.7 +1.4 33.2 8th 12.7 +0.1 7.4 28th 35.6 86.5 average 41%
Scone Airport AWS 26.2 +1.6 33.2 8th 11.3 +1.2 3.9 29th 0.2 32.9 v low 1%
Singleton (Defence) 26.0   32.6 8th 14.1   7.5 28th 7.4
Williamtown RAAF 25.4 +1.7 33.5 8th 13.4 +0.2 8.7 28th 36.0 110.6 low 33%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 24.5 +1.5 30.0 8th 9.5 +1.6 -0.3 28th 0.4 33.2 v low 1%
Nullo Mountain AWS 18.3 +1.5 24.1 8th 9.7 +1.1 2.7 27th 4.0 55.3 v low 7%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 23.1 +2.9 28.2 8th 7.1 +0.4 -0.6 28th 0.6 41.4 v low 1%
Bathurst Airport AWS 23.0 +2.1 28.1 8th 7.2 +0.7 0.0 28th 0 31.8 lowest 0%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 20.2 +1.6 26.2 8th 7.5 0.0 -0.3 29th 21.3 57.2 low 37%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 20.5   26.8 8th 5.7   -2.0 28th 2.6
Mount Boyce AWS 19.1 +1.9 24.5 8th 9.6 +0.9 3.1 27th 26.8 63.9 low 42%
Oberon (Albion St) 19.8 +2.5 24.2 8th 6.4 +0.9 -1.9 27th 5.8 56.8 v low 10%
Orange Airport AWS 20.8 +2.1 26.5 8th 6.6 +1.0 -2.3 27th 0.2 39.2 lowest 1%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 23.6 +1.3 31.8 8th 13.3 +0.9 7.7 28th 18.2 87.7 low 21%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 25.7 +1.8 30.5 8th 8.8 +1.7 1.0 28th 0 51.3 lowest 0%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 24.3 +1.3 29.2 8th 12.7 +0.9 6.7 28th 0 32.9 v low 0%
Dunedoo Post Office 26.4 +2.1 32.3 8th 12.6 +2.7 1.9 28th 0.3 40.3 v low 1%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 25.8 +1.7 30.6 8th 10.4 +1.7 1.6 28th 3.2 29.2 v low 11%
Dubbo Airport AWS 27.5 +2.6 33.1 8th 12.6 +2.3 4.2 28th 0 31.4 lowest 0%
Forbes Airport AWS 26.9 +2.2 32.5 6th 10.9 +1.4 2.2 28th 0.2 22.2 low 1%
Parkes Airport AWS 26.6 +2.3 32.1 8th 11.9 +2.4 2.2 28th 0 30.4 lowest 0%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 27.0 +2.4 32.5 7th 11.1 +1.6 1.8 28th 0.4 44.4 v low 1%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 25.7 +1.9 33.3 8th 13.2 +0.4 5.6 28th 9.4 83.0 low 11%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.6 +1.1 33.4 8th 13.0 +0.1 7.3 28th 19.4 101.1 low 19%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 24.9   32.5 8th 12.4   5.4 28th 4.2
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 25.1 +1.3 33.3 8th 12.8 -0.1 6.7 28th 13.6 89.6 low 15%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 24.8 +2.3 32.5 8th 16.0 +1.3 10.9 28th 11.2 127.1 v low 9%
Sydney Airport AMO 24.8 +1.8 34.7 8th 15.8 +1.5 9.9 28th 14.8 106.8 v low 14%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 23.1 +0.7 32.4 8th 17.0 +0.2 12.2 28th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 25.2   33.1 8th 14.1   8.5 28th 15.6
Terrey Hills AWS 23.5 +1.2 31.6 8th 14.6 +0.6 8.0 28th 3.6 111.4 v low 3%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.2 +1.1 32.9 8th 11.8 +0.3 3.4 28th 6.4 47.5 v low 13%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.9 +1.1 32.6 8th 13.1 +0.2 4.9 28th 10.6 70.3 low 15%
Penrith Lakes AWS 26.2 +1.6 33.8 8th 13.3 +0.1 6.2 28th 7.4 47.2 v low 16%
Richmond RAAF 25.6 +1.4 33.8 8th 12.2 +0.5 5.2 28th 13.6 55.3 low 25%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 24.2 +0.9 32.8 8th 11.9 -0.3 5.4 28th 37.2 72.0 low 52%
Bellambi AWS 22.7 +0.5 28.5 8th 16.0 +0.4 11.1 28th 53.2 95.4 average 56%
Camden Airport AWS 25.3 +1.4 32.5 8th 11.0 -0.1 2.6 28th 9.2 65.8 v low 14%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 25.3 +1.2 32.4 8th 11.4 -0.1 3.3 28th 3.4 59.4 v low 6%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 20.3   24.9 8th 10.8   4.5 27th 3.0
Holsworthy (Defence) 24.6   32.6 8th 12.4   6.3 28th 22.2
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 22.5 +1.1 29.5 8th 16.2 +0.8 12.1 28th 17.4 125.6 v low 14%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 22.6   28.2 8th 14.1   8.7 28th 20.6
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 22.8 +0.7 29.3 8th 16.0 +0.3 11.2 28th 33.8 89.7 low 38%
Moss Vale AWS 20.4 +1.3 26.8 8th 9.6 +1.0 1.6 11th 15.0 51.4 low 29%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 24.2 +1.4 31.3 8th 12.4 0.0 7.3 28th 32.4 62.9 low 52%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 22.7 +0.4 26.9 3rd 10.2 +0.7 1.9 28th 32.2 31.5 average 102%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 21.2 +1.7 25.0 18th 7.9 +1.9 -1.6 28th 4.8 40.4 v low 12%
Green Cape AWS 21.1 +0.2 25.3 3rd 15.0 +0.4 10.5 27th 24.6 61.1 low 40%
Merimbula Airport AWS 22.0 +0.3 26.3 3rd 11.1 +0.1 5.8 28th 12.2 64.0 v low 19%
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.1 +0.6 24.9 8th 16.4 +1.2 11.3 27th 61.0 79.6 average 77%
Moruya Airport AWS 22.6 +0.5 28.1 8th 11.0 -0.1 2.8 28th 18.4 49.4 low 37%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.9 +0.3 26.0 8th 13.4 +1.2 7.2 27th 21.6 85.6 low 25%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.7 +0.5 25.2 8th 13.3 +0.2 7.8 28th 28.2 80.7 average 35%
Nerriga AWS 21.8   26.2 8th 8.5   -0.4 27th 2.2
Ulladulla AWS 22.1 +0.6 29.2 8th 14.9 +0.9 9.2 28th 30.0 99.1 low 30%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 21.0 +2.4 26.0 17th 5.9 +0.6 -1.4 28th 7.0 45.3 low 15%
Bombala AWS 19.1 +1.0 24.0 7th 6.2 +0.7 -0.8 28th 6.2 37.8 v low 16%
Canberra Airport 22.6 +1.5 26.1 18th 7.5 +0.5 0.2 28th 10.0 32.4 low 31%
Cooma Airport AWS 19.8 +1.7 24.0 20th 4.9 +1.1 -4.4 27th 11.2 40.3 low 28%
Goulburn Airport AWS 21.8 +1.8 26.0 8th 7.0 +1.3 -1.7 27th 1.4 24.2 v low 6%
Goulburn TAFE 21.5 +1.4 25.3 20th 8.7 +0.8 1.6 29th 4.8 43.1 low 11%
Mount Ginini AWS 13.4 +1.5 16.8 20th 5.1 +1.1 -2.8 27th 16.6 57.0 v low 29%
Taralga Post Office 21.1 +2.4 26.0 8th 6.8 +0.6 -2.0 27th 1.3 58.1 v low 2%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 22.5 +1.4 26.5 22nd 7.4 +0.5 -0.8 28th 8.0 32.4 v low 25%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 13.0   16.2 16th 2.2   -7.2 27th 7.2
Thredbo AWS 10.9 +1.5 14.1 23rd 3.0 +1.4 -5.5 27th 10.4 99.0 v low 11%
Thredbo Village 15.9 +2.0 19.5 20th 3.2 +1.6 -4.0 11th 13.6 109.7 v low 12%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 24.7 +2.1 30.0 20th 9.5 +1.1 2.6 28th 16.2 39.4 low 41%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 14.2 +1.1 18.1 20th 6.9 +1.0 -2.1 27th 8.8 71.1 v low 12%
Hume Reservoir 24.2 +2.4 28.7 18th 11.4 +1.3 3.4 27th 13.4 51.7 low 26%
Khancoban AWS 22.7 +0.9 26.9 20th 7.4 +0.2 0.1 27th 11.0 53.8 v low 20%
Tumbarumba Post Office 22.2 +2.1 26.3 20th 6.0 +0.9 -1.5 27th 17.0 65.6 low 26%
Wagga Wagga AMO 24.7 +2.1 29.3 20th 11.8 +2.6 3.7 28th 25.4 39.5 average 64%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 23.7 +2.6 26.9 20th 10.1 +0.5 3.5 27th 9.5 63.8 low 15%
Cootamundra Airport 24.1 +1.3 29.1 6th 9.1 +1.7 0.4 27th 1.4 31.7 v low 4%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 25.1 +2.4 30.2 6th 9.4 +0.1 1.8 28th 0 46.2 lowest 0%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 25.0 +1.8 29.0 6th     2.5 28th 0 29.6 lowest 0%
Temora Airport 25.5 +1.5 31.1 6th 10.9 +2.3 1.4 28th 6.2 22.6 low 27%
Young Airport 24.3 +1.4 28.8 6th 8.4 +1.7 -1.0 28th 0.8 29.6 v low 3%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 25.4 +2.8 30.5 20th 9.8 +1.2 3.0 28th 4.2 36.8 low 11%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 25.0 +1.4 31.6 20th 11.1 +1.6 3.3 27th 9.8 23.9 low 41%
Kapooka (Defence) 25.4   30.1 6th 11.9   3.0 28th 21.6
Narrandera Airport AWS 26.1 +2.3 31.1 20th 12.0 +2.4 4.5 11th 35.8 33.4 average 107%
Tocumwal Airport 24.4 +1.3 30.8 20th 10.4 +0.7 4.0 27th 5.4 32.0 low 17%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 25.8 +1.4 31.1 20th 13.9 +2.1 5.9 28th 33.4 29.0 average 115%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 26.0 +1.9 31.4 20th 12.9 +2.7 5.3 28th 48.4 27.5 high 176%
Hay Airport AWS 26.0 +1.1 32.4 16th 11.5 +1.5 3.4 27th 9.4 20.4 low 46%
Hillston Airport 27.0 +2.6 31.6 20th 12.3 +1.7 5.4 10th 43.6 27.1 high 161%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 27.2 +2.0 32.2 6th 14.0 +3.2 7.0 29th 8.6 30.0 low 29%
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 10 am on Wednesday 1 May 2019. 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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