New South Wales in July 2019: Warm July days and below average rainfall

New South Wales was warm and dry during July. Daytime temperatures were well above average making it the State's sixth-warmest July on record. Overnight temperatures were also above average for most parts of the State. A lack of significant rainfall events resulted below average July rainfall.

Drier than average across most of the State

  • Rainfall across New South Wales was generally below average, particularly across the tablelands and western slopes and plains districts, which received very much below average rainfall; parts of the southwest and northeast of the State recorded average rainfall
  • Overall, rainfall was 64% below the July average for New South Wales; this continues the run of drier than average July's for the State with 2018 and 2017 the fifth and ninth-driest July's on record respectively
  • Onshore winds produced moderate showers along the east coast on the 5th, with more widespread shower activity over much of the State on the 8th as a pre-frontal trough and cold front tracked across southeast Australia
  • For much of the month, few rain-bearing systems crossed New South Wales, with high pressure systems the dominant influence on the State's weather
  • Point Lookout in the State's northeast had its highest July daily rainfall on record, with 40.6 mm of rainfall recorded for the 24 hours to 9 am on the 6th, and its highest total July rainfall on record; Meldrum (Coolawarrah) had its highest total July rainfall for at least 20 years
  • Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) had its lowest total July rainfall on record while other sites had their lowest total July rainfall for at least 20 years
  • It was the fifth-lowest year to date (January-July) rainfall for New South Wales, but not as low as for the same period last year

Warmer days and nights

Strong winds, snow and hazardous surf

  • A series of cold fronts moved through the State between the 11th and 15th of the month, bringing particularly cool and windy conditions to large parts of the southeast of the State; Thredbo (in the Snowy Mountains) recorded a maximum wind gust of 131 km/hr on the 14th
  • The cold and windy outbreak during the middle of the month brought blizzard conditions and snowfall to the Alpine regions, with around 1 m of snow falling across the Alps; light falls were also reported in the central and southern ranges on the 13th
  • Hazardous surf conditions were experienced along the northern parts of the coast during the first week of July, during the middle of month for the New South Wales coast north of Batemans Bay, and again for the northern parts of the coast on the 31st

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Extremes in July 2019
Hottest day 27.0 °C at Kempsey Airport AWS on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 22.6 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 1.2 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -5.2 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 13th
Coldest night -12.3 °C at Glen Innes Airport AWS on the 19th
Coolest nights on average -4.1 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 13.3 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 16.6 °C at Ballina Airport AWS on the 4th
Warmest on average overall 16.7 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Coolest on average overall -1.5 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 209.6 mm at Perisher Valley AWS
Wettest day 63.0 mm at Meldrum (Coolawarrah) on the 5th
Strongest wind gust 131 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 14th

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Record highest July daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Point Lookout 40.6 on the 6th 28.0 on the 2nd in 2018 22



Record highest July total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Point Lookout 96.2 62.6 in 2018 22 34.5

Highest July total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Meldrum (Coolawarrah) 113.0 428.2 in 1985* 88.0

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




Record lowest July total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 6.2 = 6.2 in 2002 23 37.0

Lowest July total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
July
Oberon (Albion St) 9.8 7.1 in 1929* 70.1
Bowning (Wanganui) 15.4 14.0 in 1937* 66.4
Tenterfield (Aberfeldie) 1.2 0.0 in 1970* 47.1
Big Hill (Glen Dusk) 4.0 1.3 in 1972* 38.1
Booligal (Belmont) 3.5 3.0 in 1997 26.5
Captains Flat (Foxlow St) 9.0 0.2 in 1997 48.7

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




Record highest July temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Dubbo Airport AWS 23.1 on the 22nd 22.9 on the 5th in 2018 27 15.6



Record highest July mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Bathurst Agricultural Station 14.0 13.8 in 2017 95 11.4
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 21.3 20.8 in 2017 80 18.8
Trangie Research Station AWS 18.3 = 18.3 in 2017 77 15.4
Dunedoo Post Office 17.9 17.6 in 1975 61 15.4
Inverell Research Centre 18.2 17.8 in 2013 61 15.3
Peak Hill Post Office 17.7 17.4 in 2018 53 15.4
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 21.1 20.6 in 2002 49 18.6
Bega AWS 18.3 18.0 in 2018 27 16.5
Mudgee Airport AWS 16.9 15.9 in 2017 27 14.4
Nullo Mountain AWS 10.9 10.7 in 2018 27 9.2
Scone Airport AWS 19.0 = 19.0 in 2018 27 16.6
Dubbo Airport AWS 18.0 17.5 in 2018 26 15.6
Armidale Airport AWS 14.2 13.7 in 2013 24 12.2
Inverell (Raglan St) 18.8 18.4 in 2013 24 16.5
Moree Aero 20.9 20.6 in 2018 24 18.2
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 21.0 20.2 in 2017 24 18.9
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 14.2 14.1 in 1999 23 13.0
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 13.6 13.3 in 2018 23 12.3
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 15.3 14.6 in 2018 22 13.1
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 16.4 16.3 in 2016 22 14.6
Glen Innes Airport AWS 15.5 14.9 in 2002 22 13.3
Taree Airport AWS 20.1 19.9 in 2017 22 18.6
Parkes Airport AWS 15.9 = 15.9 in 2018 21 14.3
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 19.8 19.4 in 2018 20 18.3

Highest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Cooma Visitors Centre 13.1 13.4 in 1988* 11.4
Guyra Hospital 13.1 13.2 in 1993 10.6
Nyngan Airport 18.9 19.3 in 1994 16.5
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 15.3 15.4 in 1993* 12.6
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 18.9 20.1 in 1924* 17.5
Thredbo Village 6.7 =6.7 in 1999 5.4

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




Record highest July mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Montague Island Lighthouse 11.5 11.4 in 2001 48 10.0
Inverell (Raglan St) 3.2 3.0 in 2010 24 -0.2



Record highest July mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 14.7 14.6 in 1993 153 12.6
Sydney Airport AMO 14.6 14.5 in 2013 80 12.2
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 14.9 14.8 in 2013 33 13.3
Scone Airport AWS 11.5 11.4 in 1993 27 10.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS 11.8 = 11.8 in 2018 25 10.7
Inverell (Raglan St) 11.0 9.9 in 2013 24 8.2
Norah Head AWS 14.8 14.7 in 2018 24 13.6
Orange Airport AWS 6.4 6.3 in 2013 23 5.1
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 14.7 14.5 in 2016 20 13.5

Highest July mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Balranald (RSL) 11.2 12.2 in 1975* 9.6
Dubbo Airport AWS 10.7 11.0 in 1993 9.3
Dunedoo Post Office 10.5 11.8 in 1993 8.7
Nullo Mountain AWS 7.1 7.4 in 1993 5.9
Nyngan Airport 12.4 12.7 in 1993 10.1
Wellington (D&J Rural) 10.9 11.6 in 1993 8.7
Condobolin Airport AWS 10.6 10.9 in 1993* 9.1
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 13.7 14.2 in 1993* 12.0
Lake Cargelligo Airport 10.9 11.1 in 1993* 9.5

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




Summary statistics for July 2019
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2019
Diff
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average
Highest for
July
2019
Mean for
July
2019
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average
Lowest for
July
2019
Total for
July
2019
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2019
Fraction of
July
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 19.0 +1.8 23.6 28th 4.9 +0.5 0.3 1st 1.2 15.9 low 8%
Smithville AWS 20.0   25.1 28th 5.3   -0.6 19th 0
Tibooburra Airport 20.0 +1.7 25.2 29th 7.7 +1.3 3.1 14th 1.8 11.8 average 15%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 19.5   23.3 29th 7.4   2.0 2nd 17.6
White Cliffs AWS 19.3 +1.6 23.4 28th 6.7 +1.1 2.8 14th 0.2 17.3 low 1%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 18.1 +0.4 23.0 28th 4.0 +0.1 -1.7 3rd 13.6 18.4 average 74%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 17.5 +1.9 22.8 28th 6.0 +1.2 1.3 1st 1.2 17.2 v low 7%
Lake Victoria Storage 17.6 +2.2 21.5 10th     4.0 18th 7.9 23.8 low 33%
Menindee Post Office 18.7 +1.7 24.1 28th 5.1 +1.0 1.0 3rd 13.8 17.9 average 77%
Mulurulu AWS 16.9   21.4 6th 4.7   -0.7 2nd 27.0
Pooncarie Mail Agency 18.4 +1.2 23.0 6th 5.5 +1.1 0.1 2nd 6.7 21.9 low 31%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 19.9 +1.3 24.3 21st 5.3 +1.2 0.1 2nd 16.0 13.0 average 123%
Brewarrina Hospital 20.6 +2.4 25.2 22nd 5.0 +0.6 0.7 1st 0 28.1 lowest 0%
Cobar Airport AWS 17.8 +1.5 22.7 21st 4.2 +1.1 -2.0 3rd 11.0 21.2 average 52%
Cobar MO 17.9 +2.0 22.8 21st 6.3 +1.3 1.6 3rd 10.2 27.5 average 37%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 20.8 +1.5 25.5 22nd 6.0 +1.1 1.2 19th 6.5 29.2 low 22%
Noona AWS 17.7   22.4 21st 6.5   2.2 31st 6.0
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 19.4   23.7 21st 4.3   -2.7 3rd 8.2
Wanaaring Post Office 20.3 +1.4 24.7 21st 4.4 +0.3 0.2 2nd 3.5 17.4 average 20%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 16.7 +1.0 20.9 6th 5.7 +2.2 0.4 2nd 30.0 26.4 average 114%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 16.7   22.3 21st 3.0   -1.9 31st 17.0
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 17.7 +1.1 22.1 28th 6.2 +1.2 1.3 3rd 7.6 17.8 low 43%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 16.5 +1.5 21.9 21st 4.9 +2.1 0.0 3rd 19.6 35.0 low 56%
Condobolin Airport AWS 16.6 +1.3 21.9 21st 4.6 +1.7 -0.3 3rd 18.6 31.1 average 60%
Peak Hill Post Office 17.7 +2.3 23.0 22nd 5.4 +0.6 0.4 25th 15.6 44.2 low 35%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 15.3 +0.9 20.6 21st     0.0 1st 11.4 40.7 low 28%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 19.3 +2.1 23.8 22nd 4.1 +0.6 -1.0 14th 8.8 31.3 low 28%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 19.1   24.0 22nd 5.6   1.7 20th 6.6
Nyngan Airport 18.9 +2.4 23.7 22nd 5.9 +2.2 1.2 23rd 6.6 28.8 low 23%
Trangie Research Station AWS 18.3 +2.9 23.6 22nd 5.2 +2.0 0.3 25th 9.8 33.7 low 29%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 19.8   25.3 22nd 4.0   -1.9 14th 5.6
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 22.6 +3.7 26.2 22nd 5.6 +0.9 0.0 20th 6.0 32.4 low 19%
Walgett Airport AWS 20.4 +1.8 25.4 22nd 3.9 +0.4 -1.8 20th 4.0 25.9 low 15%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 20.9 +2.7 24.5 22nd 4.9 +0.4 -1.1 14th 6.6 34.3 low 19%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 18.7 +2.5 22.4 23rd 0.1 -0.1 -5.0 19th 10.8 42.9 low 25%
Narrabri Airport AWS 20.0 +2.0 23.7 22nd 4.5 +0.5 -0.8 19th 13.8 28.7 average 48%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 19.3 +2.0 22.8 3rd 1.9 0.0 -4.0 19th 15.4 29.1 low 53%
Quirindi Post Office 18.6 +2.6 21.4 23rd 1.5 -0.1 -3.0 19th 13.8 47.3 low 29%
Tamworth Airport AWS 18.2 +1.8 22.2 5th 2.2 0.0 -4.1 19th 18.0 40.3 low 45%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 14.2 +1.4 18.2 3rd -0.3 +0.8 -7.0 19th 22.1 50.8 low 44%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 15.3 +2.2 18.6 1st -1.1 -0.7 -8.2 20th 6.2 37.0 lowest 17%
Armidale Airport AWS 14.2 +2.0 17.6 23rd 1.8 +0.5 -3.6 14th 6.4 40.0 v low 16%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 15.3 +2.7 18.5 16th 1.3 +0.5 -7.0 19th 6.2 54.8 v low 11%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 15.5 +2.2 18.5 16th -1.5 -0.4 -12.3 19th 4.6 46.4 v low 10%
Guyra Hospital 13.1 +2.5 16.0 1st 0.9 +0.1 -5.0 17th 7.6 55.1 v low 14%
Inverell (Raglan St) 18.8 +2.3 23.4 3rd 3.2 +3.4 -3.0 16th 14.4 41.2 low 35%
Inverell Research Centre 18.2 +2.9 22.1 3rd 3.7 +0.1 -3.6 16th 9.9 47.4 low 21%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 16.6 +2.1 19.9 2nd -0.1 -1.1 -9.1 19th 4.9 52.9 v low 9%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 18.0 +1.6 22.1 23rd 8.5 +1.2 3.2 16th 39.6 42.7 average 93%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 20.8 +0.8 24.5 24th 8.6 0.0 3.3 15th 74.8 105.5 average 71%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 20.0 +1.1 24.3 24th 13.3 +1.1 8.8 14th 37.6 80.9 low 46%
Casino Airport AWS 22.0 +1.2 26.6 23rd 7.0 +0.5 1.4 17th 38.2 30.4 average 126%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 21.2 +1.4 26.8 23rd 11.0 +0.7 4.7 16th 43.2 67.0 average 64%
Grafton Airport AWS 21.9 +1.3 25.9 23rd 5.8 +0.7 -0.9 16th 16.8 29.3 average 57%
Grafton Research Stn 22.0 +1.7 26.4 23rd 8.1 +1.5 2.6 16th 20.2 48.9 average 41%
Lismore Airport AWS 21.7 +0.8 26.0 23rd 6.5 +0.4 1.2 17th 30.2 33.0 average 92%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 22.4 +1.3 26.3 24th     2.3 18th 39.5 59.6 average 66%
Yamba Pilot Station 21.0 +1.9 25.0 24th 11.1 +1.4 7.3 16th 61.0 99.6 average 61%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 20.8   25.7 23rd 8.0   0.8 15th 17.0
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 16.4 +1.8 21.0 23rd 4.6 +0.2 0.0 15th 65.2 55.5 high 117%
Kempsey Airport AWS 22.0 +2.0 27.0 23rd 5.2 +0.3 -1.9 14th 26.4 23.8 average 111%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 21.3 +2.5 24.6 24th 12.5 +1.2 8.5 15th 41.8 76.1 average 55%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 19.8 +1.5 25.0 23rd 9.6 +0.9 6.8 14th 42.6 84.7 average 50%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 21.0 +2.1 24.9 23rd 5.6 -0.7 0.1 16th 38.6 61.6 average 63%
Taree Airport AWS 20.1 +1.5 25.9 23rd 5.4 -1.2 -0.5 16th 18.4 50.7 low 36%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 21.1 +2.5 26.7 23rd 6.2 +0.7 0.8 21st 102.4 63.0 high 163%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 19.4 +1.9 23.2 23rd 4.4 +0.4 -2.5 20th 10.2 26.6 low 38%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 19.3 +0.6 23.6 23rd 4.8 +0.1 -0.6 19th 42.0 38.9 average 108%
Gosford AWS 18.9   23.8 21st 7.0   2.3 20th 46.0
Maitland Airport AWS 19.5   23.5 23rd 5.8   0.0 21st 20.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS 17.6 +2.1 22.1 23rd 5.9 0.0 1.3 1st 37.4 41.5 average 90%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 17.9 +1.8 22.5 22nd 3.1 +1.0 -2.9 21st 4.8 34.5 low 14%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 17.5 +2.3 21.2 22nd 2.2 +0.2 -3.3 20th 16.1 62.4 low 26%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 14.4 +2.0 17.7 29th 5.6 +0.7 0.9 14th 1.0 43.8 v low 2%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 18.9 +1.4 24.6 23rd 11.0 +1.9 8.0 7th 45.2 136.7 low 33%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 19.2 +2.4 23.2 23rd 10.2 +1.7 6.6 1st 35.6 91.9 low 39%
Norah Head AWS 19.0 +1.5 24.0 23rd 10.5 +0.7 6.9 14th 36.6 80.2 low 46%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 19.1 +1.6 23.9 23rd 7.0 +0.9 0.2 21st 25.2 38.5 average 65%
Scone Airport AWS 19.0 +2.4 22.8 22nd 3.9 +0.6 -2.6 20th 5.8 36.7 low 16%
Singleton Defence AWS 19.4   22.9 23rd 7.5   2.3 20th 6.6
Williamtown RAAF 19.3 +2.1 23.9 23rd 6.9 +0.5 1.5 20th 23.4 70.3 low 33%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 16.9 +2.5 21.2 22nd 0.9 -0.2 -4.6 19th 4.0 41.9 v low 10%
Nullo Mountain AWS 10.9 +1.7 15.7 2nd 3.2 +0.7 -1.4 14th 14.0 59.0 v low 24%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 14.0 +2.6 18.8 22nd 0.8 +0.3 -4.8 3rd 10.2 48.0 v low 21%
Bathurst Airport AWS 13.9 +1.9 19.9 22nd 0.8 0.0 -5.1 3rd 6.6 40.7 v low 16%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 12.2 +1.3 16.9 22nd 1.4 +0.5 -5.7 3rd 18.1 59.9 low 30%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 12.5   17.6 2nd -0.1   -7.0 3rd 15.8
Mount Boyce AWS 10.9 +1.4 15.4 20th 3.5 +1.0 -0.9 14th 48.4 41.4 high 117%
Oberon (Albion St)     12.2 21st -0.3 0.0 -2.8 15th 9.8 70.1 v low 14%
Orange Airport AWS 11.1 +1.3 15.6 22nd 1.7 +1.3 -4.1 20th 25.0 72.0 v low 35%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 17.4 +1.2 22.0 21st 7.3 +0.8 3.1 1st 28.4 54.6 average 52%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 17.0 +2.1 21.6 22nd 1.7 +1.6 -3.8 19th 19.6 54.2 low 36%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 15.9 +1.8 19.8 22nd 6.4 +1.2 2.3 14th 16.6 36.1 low 46%
Dunedoo Post Office 17.9 +2.5 23.6 22nd 3.1 +1.1 -1.8 20th 9.0 45.2 low 20%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 15.4 +1.2 21.1 22nd 2.7 +0.5 -2.5 25th 8.0 41.6 v low 19%
Dubbo Airport AWS 18.0 +2.4 23.1 22nd 3.4 +0.4 -2.4 19th 6.4 39.9 low 16%
Forbes Airport AWS 16.3 +1.6 21.4 22nd 2.8 +0.3 -2.6 25th 12.6 37.8 low 33%
Parkes Airport AWS 15.9 +1.6 21.4 22nd 2.7 +0.4 -2.9 25th 14.2 46.5 low 31%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 17.5 +2.3 22.6 22nd 4.1 +1.9 -0.5 19th 3.6 48.6 v low 7%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 19.2 +1.9 23.4 21st 5.8 +0.7 1.6 21st 22.4 42.7 average 52%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 19.0 +1.4 23.7 21st 5.9 +0.2 1.5 19th 38.0 53.9 average 71%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 18.6   22.7 21st 5.5   1.1 20th 32.4
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 19.1 +1.6 23.8 21st 6.2 0.0 2.2 20th 30.0 44.2 average 68%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 19.7 +3.3 23.9 21st 9.5 +1.4 6.4 19th 43.4 95.7 average 45%
Sydney Airport AMO 19.9 +2.8 24.6 21st 9.4 +2.1 6.4 21st 33.2 68.5 average 48%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 18.4 +1.2 23.9 23rd 11.0 +0.6 7.7 19th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 19.6   24.0 21st 6.5   1.9 19th 11.8
Terrey Hills AWS 17.6 +1.3 22.7 21st 8.3 +0.7 3.1 14th 23.8 53.1 average 45%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.8 +1.3 23.1 21st 4.2 +0.1 -0.5 21st 21.6 22.6 average 96%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 18.6 +1.2 23.3 21st 5.8 0.0 1.0 1st 24.0 35.2 average 68%
Penrith Lakes AWS 19.4 +1.5 24.6 21st 4.9 -0.4 0.4 19th 15.2 27.7 average 55%
Richmond RAAF 19.4 +1.7 24.6 21st 3.4 -0.1 -2.5 19th 14.6 27.0 low 54%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 18.7 +1.0 23.1 21st 6.8 +0.6 1.1 1st 20.0 47.6 average 42%
Bellambi AWS 17.9 +0.8 22.2 23rd 10.4 +0.3 6.8 1st 27.4 71.3 low 38%
Camden Airport AWS 18.8 +1.4 23.4 23rd 3.2 +0.3 -1.4 21st 20.6 35.1 average 59%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 19.1 +1.5 23.4 22nd 4.1 +0.5 -0.6 14th 12.8 23.7 average 54%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 12.0   17.3 22nd 4.9   0.6 14th 15.0
Holsworthy Defence AWS 18.2   22.6 21st 6.1   2.8 29th 28.4
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 17.0 +1.0 20.9 21st 10.7 +0.9 7.5 25th 18.8 97.3 low 19%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 17.0   21.3 21st 8.4   2.8 1st 29.6
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 18.2 +1.0 23.0 21st 10.9 +0.9 7.1 1st 16.6 58.4 low 28%
Moss Vale AWS 12.7 +0.8 18.1 22nd 3.4 +1.0 -3.0 28th 9.4 41.6 low 23%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 17.9 +1.2 21.3 23rd 7.8 +1.2 1.7 29th 11.0 55.6 low 20%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 18.3 +1.8 23.1 23rd 1.7 -0.5 -4.2 1st 8.2 36.3 average 23%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 13.2 +1.1 17.5 22nd 0.5 +0.5 -5.9 1st 9.6 32.0 low 30%
Green Cape AWS 16.0 +0.5 19.9 12th 9.3 +0.1 6.6 13th 15.4 41.8 average 37%
Merimbula Airport AWS 17.7 +1.1 22.5 12th 4.3 +0.2 0.4 1st 13.4 43.7 average 31%
Montague Island Lighthouse 16.8 +1.3 20.8 12th 11.5 +1.5 9.3 14th 17.6 50.0 low 35%
Moruya Airport AWS 18.1 +0.9 23.8 23rd 4.5 +0.5 -2.0 1st 6.4 44.8 low 14%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 17.7 +1.5 23.0 23rd 7.4 +1.5 4.0 26th 6.6 54.2 low 12%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 17.6 +1.4 21.7 12th 7.6 +0.9 5.0 10th 23.6 48.1 average 49%
Nerriga AWS 13.5   18.8 22nd 1.8   -3.8 25th 8.0
Ulladulla AWS 17.2 +0.8 21.9 23rd 9.6 +0.8 5.1 1st 23.6 67.2 average 35%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 13.4 +2.3 18.6 22nd -1.1 +0.1 -6.6 20th 12.2 45.3 low 27%
Bombala AWS 11.5 +0.8 16.1 21st -0.3 -0.2 -5.3 20th 10.6 33.9 average 31%
Canberra Airport 13.7 +1.0 17.3 22nd 0.7 +0.9 -5.1 25th 5.0 31.9 v low 16%
Cooma Airport AWS 11.6 +1.4 15.1 25th -2.2 -0.1 -7.8 28th 7.2 27.8 low 26%
Cooma Visitors Centre 13.1 +1.7 16.8 22nd -3.0 -0.3 -7.8 1st 6.1 27.0 low 23%
Goulburn Airport AWS 12.8 +1.0 18.5 22nd 1.6 +1.4 -4.9 25th 9.2 31.5 v low 29%
Goulburn TAFE 12.3 +0.8 18.1 22nd 3.2 +1.7 -2.6 31st 13.8 40.2 low 34%
Mount Ginini AWS 3.6 +1.2 9.9 25th -2.0 +0.5 -6.5 14th 51.2 95.1 v low 54%
Taralga Post Office 11.7 +1.4 17.5 22nd 1.6 +1.0 -4.0 25th 30.7 66.0 low 47%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 13.6 +1.3 17.1 22nd 0.4 +0.5 -5.2 1st 7.0 38.0 v low 18%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 3.6   10.1 6th -3.1   -7.7 30th 209.6 213.6 average 98%
Thredbo AWS 1.2 +1.3 6.7 6th -4.1 +1.1 -8.4 30th 78.6 107.4 average 73%
Thredbo Village 6.7 +1.3 11.0 25th -2.2 +1.5 -6.0 1st 168.3 165.7 average 102%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 13.6 +0.4 17.4 5th 3.9 +0.8 -0.4 23rd 39.8 65.3 low 61%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 4.7 +0.9 10.4 6th -0.4 +0.5 -4.1 14th
Hume Reservoir 13.3 +1.0 16.9 5th 5.4 +1.4 1.6 23rd 44.8 76.1 low 59%
Khancoban AWS 12.4 +0.8 16.7 5th 2.3 +0.6 -2.0 2nd 73.2 89.6 average 82%
Tumbarumba Post Office 12.0 +1.3 16.0 22nd 1.1 +1.2 -3.5 25th 86.8 104.5 average 83%
Wagga Wagga AMO 13.8 +1.0 17.8 5th 3.4 +0.6 -2.4 25th 22.6 53.9 low 42%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 13.4 +1.8 17.3 27th 3.5 +0.5 0.0 1st 33.7 101.1 low 33%
Cootamundra Airport 13.5 +0.5 17.4 21st 2.8 +1.7 -3.1 1st 26.4 56.9 v low 46%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 14.5 +1.5 19.4 22nd 2.8 -0.2 -1.9 25th 17.4 55.8 low 31%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 14.2 +1.2 18.5 6th 3.6 +1.1 -1.5 25th 30.8 62.1 low 50%
Temora Airport 14.3 +0.6 19.0 21st 2.7 +0.6 -3.1 25th 19.4 37.5 low 52%
Young Airport 14.1 +1.1 18.6 22nd 1.3 +0.4 -3.8 25th 20.0 56.4 v low 35%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Deniliquin Airport AWS 14.4 0.0 18.6 6th 5.4 +2.0 -0.2 31st 44.2 28.8 high 153%
Kapooka (Defence) 13.9   17.4 6th 3.9   -2.1 25th 28.0
Narrandera Airport AWS 14.9 +0.5 18.8 28th 4.2 +1.1 -1.0 25th 25.6 36.4 average 70%
Tocumwal Airport 14.3 +0.4 17.1 6th 4.6 +1.2 -1.0 22nd 49.0 42.0 average 117%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 14.7 +0.2 18.6 28th 5.3 +0.4 0.3 14th 28.8 33.5 average 86%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 15.3 +0.7 18.9 28th 3.9 +0.4 -1.7 14th 19.2 33.3 average 58%
Hay Airport AWS 16.0 +0.2 19.8 6th 5.1 +1.7 0.2 22nd 25.0 21.1 average 118%
Hillston Airport 16.3 +1.3 20.5 28th 5.0 +1.2 0.1 31st 11.6 30.7 low 38%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 16.2 +0.7 22.2 21st 5.6 +2.2 1.9 31st 13.0 33.2 low 39%
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 1 pm on Thursday 1 August 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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