New South Wales in February 2020: a wet month, especially in the east

February was a generally wet month in New South Wales, particularly along the coast and adjacent ranges. Maximum temperatures were generally below average, while minimum temperatures were above average.

A generally wet month

  • It was a generally wet month in New South Wales, with a statewide average rainfall of 103.3 mm
  • Rainfall for February was 104% above the long-term average. This made it the State's wettest February since 2012 and its wettest month since September 2016
  • Rainfall was above average in most of the eastern half of the State, except for some parts of the Central Tablelands and Southwest Slopes
  • The coast and adjacent ranges were especially wet, with very much above average rainfall except in the extreme south
  • Little or no rain fell in the far northwest
  • Many sites had their highest February daily rainfall on record
  • Many sites had their highest total February rainfall on record, mostly around the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and some northern coastal areas
  • Some sites had their highest total February rainfall for at least 20 years

Cool days but warm nights

Extremes during the month

  • Heavy rain in the first half of the month caused flooding on numerous rivers in eastern New South Wales, with disruptions to road and rail traffic. Major flooding occurred on the Orara, Hawkesbury-Nepean and Georges Rivers, with the Hawkesbury at North Richmond reaching its highest level since 1992
  • In the first part of the month, fires continued to burn in parts of southern New South Wales. All fires were declared under control by the 13th after widespread rain
  • Extreme heat affected many parts of the State on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd. Numerous February record high maximum and minimum temperatures occurred, especially in the south. The minimum temperature of 34.7 °C at two different Condobolin sites on the 1st is a February record for New South Wales

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Extremes in February 2020
Hottest day 46.8 °C at Richmond RAAF on the 1st
Warmest days on average 34.9 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest days on average 15.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 6.5 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 19th
Coldest night -4.3 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on the 4th
-4.3 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 4th
Coolest nights on average 6.6 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 22.9 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Warmest night 34.7 °C at Condobolin Ag Research Stn on the 1st
34.7 °C at Condobolin Airport AWS on the 1st
Warmest on average overall 28.8 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Coolest on average overall 11.1 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 953.0 mm at Tweed Heads Golf Club
Driest overall 0 mm at several locations
Wettest day 418.6 mm at Wattamolla (Griffiths) on the 10th
Strongest wind gust 122 km/h at Coonamble Airport AWS on the 17th

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Record highest February daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Bringelly (Maryland) 172.0 on the 10th 159.2 on the 3rd in 1990 148
Richmond - UWS Hawkesbury 187.6 on the 10th 175.2 on the 10th in 1992 137
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 226.0 on the 10th 206.6 on the 10th in 1992 134
Prospect Reservoir 165.0 on the 10th 164.6 on the 11th in 1956 134
Taralga Post Office 197.0 on the 10th 97.4 on the 20th in 1974 132
Wingham (Lanark Close) 174.8 on the 9th 170.2 on the 7th in 1929 131
Braidwood (Krawarree) 144.6 on the 10th 114.0 on the 23rd in 1977 121
Golspie (Ayrston) 92.2 on the 10th 88.9 on the 7th in 1971 120
Oberon (Jenolan Caves) 138.0 on the 10th 129.3 on the 14th in 1898 115
Lower Boro (Calderwood) 71.6 on the 10th 70.0 on the 23rd in 1977 109
Tuross 119.4 on the 10th 117.3 on the 22nd in 1954 74
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 240.0 on the 10th =240.0 on the 3rd in 1990 62
Wooli Beach 219.0 on the 13th 210.5 on the 17th in 2009 54
Berrima West (Medway (Wombat Creek)) 95.4 on the 10th 80.8 on the 4th in 1990 50
Krambach (Tipperary) 191.0 on the 9th 168.4 on the 4th in 1990 49
Nimmitabel (Cottesloe) 109.8 on the 10th 107.2 on the 6th in 1971 48
Camden Airport AWS 181.6 on the 10th 156.0 on the 3rd in 1990 46
Kingscliff (Woram Place) 295.0 on the 9th 233.4 on the 11th in 1976 46
Mount Wilson (Clarine) 188.0 on the 9th 175.0 on the 24th in 2013 46
Marrickville Golf Club 194.0 on the 10th 118.0 on the 5th in 2002 45
Peakhurst Golf Club 225.0 on the 10th 132.0 on the 23rd in 1977 44
Smiths Lake (Patsys Flat Road) 216.4 on the 8th 206.0 on the 15th in 2009 40
Araluen Lower (Araluen Rd) 237.0 on the 10th 226.0 on the 11th in 1992 39
Killawarra (Uralba) 167.0 on the 9th 118.0 on the 7th in 2010 39
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 138.2 on the 10th 131.0 on the 5th in 2002 38
Wedderburn (Booalbyn) 203.0 on the 10th 138.8 on the 5th in 2008 37
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 140.2 on the 10th 111.2 on the 11th in 1992 32
Hampton (Bindo) 81.0 on the 9th 51.0 on the 22nd in 1984 31
Chatswood Bowling Club 206.0 on the 10th 191.0 on the 10th in 1956 30
Robertson (The Pie Shop) 397.2 on the 10th 167.0 on the 12th in 2007 29
Beaumont (The Cedars) 265.0 on the 10th 247.0 on the 12th in 2007 28
Wattamolla (Griffiths) 418.6 on the 10th 170.0 on the 24th in 2013 28
Mangrove Mountain AWS 126.4 on the 8th 121.6 on the 24th in 2013 26
Norah Head AWS 94.8 on the 7th 75.2 on the 25th in 2004 26
Ulladulla AWS 121.6 on the 10th 85.0 on the 5th in 2002 26
Badgerys Creek AWS 200.0 on the 10th 106.8 on the 5th in 2008 25
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 189.2 on the 10th 79.0 on the 1st in 2001 25
Coonamble Airport AWS 68.6 on the 18th =68.6 on the 19th in 2009 23
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 199.8 on the 7th 108.0 on the 27th in 2017 23
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 191.6 on the 10th 111.4 on the 5th in 2008 23
Taree Airport AWS 158.8 on the 9th 109.4 on the 16th in 2009 23
Bellambi AWS 137.4 on the 10th 117.4 on the 5th in 2008 22
St Ives (Richmond Avenue) 187.6 on the 10th 114.6 on the 7th in 2010 22
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 174.8 on the 10th 171.0 on the 5th in 2008 21
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 147.0 on the 10th 89.5 on the 7th in 2010 20
Callala Treatment Plant 119.8 on the 10th 84.0 on the 5th in 2008 20
Concord (Brays Rd) 166.6 on the 10th 101.0 on the 5th in 2002 20
Greenstead (Wingecarribee River) 91.0 on the 10th 69.0 on the 24th in 2013 20
Hampden Bridge (Kangaroo River) 192.0 on the 10th 186.0 on the 12th in 2007 20
Milperra Bridge (Georges River) 153.0 on the 10th 85.0 on the 5th in 2008 20
Moruya (Plumwood) 205.0 on the 10th 204.0 on the 23rd in 2003 20
Moss Vale AWS 107.8 on the 10th 78.4 on the 24th in 2013 20
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) 154.5 on the 10th 122.5 on the 7th in 2010 20
Nowra Boat Shed (Shoalhaven River) 201.0 on the 10th 156.0 on the 5th in 2008 20
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 193.2 on the 10th 125.2 on the 12th in 2007 20
Sanctuary Point (Salinas Street) 104.8 on the 10th 85.8 on the 5th in 2002 20
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) 144.5 on the 10th 68.5 on the 5th in 2002 20
Wyong (Mount Elliot) 229.0 on the 8th 118.0 on the 25th in 2004 20
Wyong (Olney Forest) 146.0 on the 9th 123.0 on the 28th in 2014 20



Record highest February total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Taralga Post Office 363.2 272.7 in 1956 136 72.4
Tweed Heads Golf Club 953.0 897.9 in 1956 133 228.6
Nymboida (Sutton St) 638.6 499.4 in 1928 95 139.4
Pennant Hills (Yarrara Road) 443.4 406.9 in 1956 80 118.3
Big Hill (Glen Dusk) 283.0 203.5 in 1950 74 83.2
Tuross 315.6 313.1 in 1951 74 97.5
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 875.0 864.4 in 2013 72 268.5
Nana Glen (Cowling Close) 657.4 526.4 in 2013 62 174.6
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 177.2 176.7 in 1997 61 75.7
Wooli Beach 764.0 500.0 in 1976 53 175.1
Berrima West (Medway (Wombat Creek)) 247.8 241.0 in 2012 50 87.9
Kunghur (The Junction) 583.0 495.8 in 2001 49 198.2
Mount Wilson (Clarine) 665.6 456.0 in 1973 48 185.1
Nowendoc (Green Hills) 386.0 343.0 in 1992 48 135.2
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 700.5 645.6 in 1973 46 230.5
Peakhurst Golf Club 491.0 305.0 in 2008 44 103.4
Kingscliff (Woram Place) 894.8 593.1 in 1973 43 208.6
Avalon Beach (Avalon (Palmgrove Rd)) 392.8 333.0 in 2002 40 139.8
Smiths Lake (Patsys Flat Road) 558.8 485.0 in 1990 40 162.5
Araluen Lower (Araluen Rd) 376.0 326.8 in 1992 38 107.3
New Italy (Vineyard Haven) 515.3 391.0 in 2013 37 166.2
Wedderburn (Booalbyn) 408.0 296.4 in 2008 36 88.7
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 352.6 316.0 in 2002 34 133.4
Hampton (Bindo) 301.0 218.6 in 1990 31 90.2
Putty Tea Rooms 301.2 224.7 in 1973 30 96.4
Bilpin Post Office 554.0 461.7 in 1990 29 194.4
Robertson (The Pie Shop) 828.6 490.4 in 1990 29 192.0
Ballina Airport AWS 668.0 437.4 in 2013 27 207.0
Beaumont (The Cedars) 576.6 527.0 in 2002 27 221.9
Wattamolla (Griffiths) 726.0 435.0 in 2010 27 221.9
Mount Boyce AWS 560.4 284.8 in 2010 26 138.6
Richmond RAAF 280.4 255.6 in 2008 26 116.7
Badgerys Creek AWS 433.0 342.4 in 2008 25 108.8
Inverell (Raglan St) 171.8 166.0 in 2003 25 81.7
Penrith Lakes AWS 356.8 274.8 in 2010 25 122.6
Ulladulla AWS 324.4 300.8 in 2002 25 125.0
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 448.4 322.0 in 2008 24 116.3
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 424.0 360.8 in 2013 24 167.6
Dairy Flat 262.8 215.6 in 1997 23 118.1
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 444.0 272.6 in 2001 23 162.9
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 461.8 268.2 in 2008 23 119.2
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 583.8 523.5 in 2003 22 276.2
Eungella (Oxley River) 571.5 462.0 in 2001 22 197.8
Taree Airport AWS 423.0 334.8 in 2009 22 146.0
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 356.0 334.0 in 2008 21 145.5
Bellambi AWS 399.6 355.2 in 2008 21 147.2
Blackheath (Wombat Street) 583.0 324.0 in 2013 21 171.4
McLeans Ridges (Lascott Drive) 506.2 452.8 in 2001 21 187.5
St Ives (Richmond Avenue) 470.6 282.4 in 2010 21 156.1
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 370.0 266.0 in 2002 20 134.1
Boat Harbour (Rous River) 786.0 438.0 in 2004 20 254.1
Concord (Brays Rd) 406.4 293.6 in 2002 20 145.3
Corndale (Coopers Creek) 482.0 433.0 in 2001 20 181.8
Greenstead (Wingecarribee River) 213.0 = 213.0 in 2012 20 68.4
Hillview (Shoalhaven River) 158.0 147.0 in 2012 20 72.6
Milperra Bridge (Georges River) 350.0 276.0 in 2002 20 100.2
Moss Vale AWS 277.6 254.4 in 2012 20 103.6
Nashua (Wilsons River) 563.0 465.0 in 2013 20 213.0
Nimbin (Goolmangar Creek) 505.0 383.0 in 2013 20 181.5
North Murwillumbah (Tweed River) 645.0 486.0 in 2001 20 220.6
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) 371.5 315.5 in 2010 20 133.7
Nowra Boat Shed (Shoalhaven River) 392.0 353.0 in 2008 20 138.8
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) 367.0 255.0 in 2002 20 121.7
Tarana (Fish River) 140.0 136.0 in 2012 20 67.1
Tuncester (Leycester Creek) 453.0 329.0 in 2001 20 159.8
Wyong (Mount Elliot) 524.0 302.0 in 2008 20 163.0
Wyong (Olney Forest) 490.0 348.0 in 2002 20 185.5

Highest February total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
February
Ebor (Wongwibinda) 306.8 341.0 in 1928* 109.9
Braidwood (Krawarree) 293.0 337.8 in 1929* 84.0
Dunedoo Post Office 175.4 377.2 in 1955 63.5
Bulahdelah Post Office 436.2 440.4 in 1954* 141.9
Byron Bay (Jacaranda Drive) 803.0 850.7 in 1954* 224.5
Prospect Reservoir 460.0 519.1 in 1956 98.8
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 701.0 787.5 in 1956* 179.0
Springwood (Valley Heights) 615.6 755.9 in 1956* 141.2
Walcha (Karori) 296.1 328.9 in 1956* 123.3
Bonalbo Post Office 389.0 504.7 in 1956* 151.8
Collarenebri (Dunumbral) 207.6 273.0 in 1947* 49.7
Murwillumbah (Dungay (Taleswood)) 812.6 1094.7 in 1956* 281.8
Glen Elgin (Glenbrook) 345.2 385.1 in 1956* 127.6
Mendooran Post Office 205.8 303.5 in 1956* 57.6
Nerriga Composite 191.0 266.0 in 1929* 66.5
Oberon (Jenolan Caves) 388.4 429.0 in 1956* 95.6
Mittagong (Alfred Street) 372.2 449.3 in 1956* 93.2
Taylors Arm 460.0 489.2 in 1956* 184.1
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 249.7 254.9 in 1971* 81.4
Colo Heights (Mountain Pines) 364.8 375.2 in 1973* 142.1
Marulan (George St) 196.0 208.4 in 1971* 72.5
Collarenebri (Bundabarina) 174.8 310.2 in 1976 57.1
Harwood Island (Harwood Sugar Mill) 412.8 570.3 in 1976 165.2
Pilliga Post Office 164.9 173.7 in 1977 63.3
Tabulam Post Office 344.0 455.0 in 1976* 143.2
Yamba Pilot Station 436.6 558.2 in 1976* 159.9
Barraba (Mount Lindsay) 285.2 432.4 in 1971* 105.2
Clunes (Flatley Drive) 612.0 775.0 in 1976* 200.2
Collarenebri (Albert St) 190.7 351.4 in 1976* 56.9
Golspie (Ayrston) 194.4 197.5 in 1973* 58.3
Wee Waa (George St) 173.3 270.4 in 1977* 62.5
Mogil Mogil (Benimora) 134.8 149.8 in 1977* 56.3
Mullumbimby (Fairview Farm) 699.2 786.2 in 1976* 236.7
Meldrum (Coolawarrah) 528.0 548.0 in 1971* 240.4
Nimbin Post Office 452.6 491.4 in 1981* 217.3
Faulconbridge (St Georges Crescent) 573.8 593.5 in 1956* 175.7
The Channon 439.4 513.2 in 1981* 189.6
Kelvin (Kahana) 154.2 185.0 in 1984* 66.2
Picton Council Depot 322.6 327.2 in 1977* 91.0
Marrickville Golf Club 435.0 543.3 in 1956* 104.9
Branxton (Dalwood Vineyard) 273.0 330.2 in 1990 94.7
Camden (Brownlow Hill) 375.8 431.8 in 1990 86.8
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 524.8 685.0 in 1990 148.3
Killawarra (Uralba) 400.9 421.8 in 1990 141.2
Lucas Heights (ANSTO) 380.8 443.0 in 1990 108.7
Moss Vale (Hoskins Street) 263.6 285.4 in 1990 96.9
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 441.6 630.6 in 1990 119.3
Sydney Airport AMO 378.2 581.0 in 1990 114.0
Bankstown Airport AWS 380.2 439.8 in 1990* 107.5
Kurrajong Heights (Bells Line of Road) 538.8 542.6 in 1990* 172.8
Old Koreelah (McPherson) 206.2 212.6 in 1990* 114.6
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 429.6 673.0 in 1990* 126.4
Uralla (Blue Nobby) 255.0 260.4 in 1990* 120.5
Wingham (Lanark Close) 394.6 417.2 in 1990* 139.4
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 430.0 485.6 in 1992 162.5
Bendalong STP 279.2 303.8 in 1992 122.3
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 371.6 530.8 in 1990* 113.0
Wallabadah (Woodton) 189.4 222.6 in 1992 69.5
Whiporie Post Office 376.6 390.3 in 1990* 157.0
Yarramalong (Lewensbrook) 498.2 553.0 in 1990* 143.8
Castle Hill (Kathleen Ave) 372.5 383.8 in 1992* 146.0
Concord Golf Club 469.2 691.4 in 1990* 127.0
Elderslie 208.0 246.8 in 1992* 90.5
Grafton Research Stn 449.6 451.6 in 1954* 132.5
Krambach (Tipperary) 464.0 522.6 in 1990* 148.1
Moonan Flat (High St) 147.6 242.4 in 1992* 59.4
Richmond - UWS Hawkesbury 330.1 365.8 in 1992* 95.9
Audley (Royal National Park) 401.0 493.4 in 1990* 122.6
Blackville (Krui Vale) 247.4 366.6 in 1992* 93.5
Castlereagh (Castlereagh Road) 349.2 409.2 in 1992* 115.2
Coolah (Binnia St) 184.8 282.0 in 1992* 65.1
Glen Alice 170.0 235.0 in 1992* 73.3
Inverell Research Centre 163.0 174.6 in 1994 94.9
Merriwa (Roscommon) 184.6 240.0 in 1992* 58.5
Bringelly (Maryland) 366.0 405.4 in 1990* 86.5
Cassilis (Dalkeith) 197.8 249.4 in 1992* 67.9
Chatswood Bowling Club 458.0 497.6 in 1956* 166.8
Krambach (Firefly Rd) 356.7 441.0 in 1990* 138.3
Merriwa (Terragong) 194.6 265.8 in 1992* 67.5
Camden Airport AWS 368.8 421.8 in 1990* 101.7
Pine Ridge (Billabong) 176.8 210.8 in 1992* 63.8
Sydney Botanic Gardens 467.4 490.2 in 1992* 115.5
Box Hill (McCall Gardens) 292.0 312.6 in 1992* 111.2
Deepwater Post Office 196.8 234.8 in 1997 83.4
Duri (Ashgrove) No 142 182.0 234.2 in 1992* 67.9
Quirindi Post Office 165.8 195.4 in 1997 64.6
Armidale Airport AWS 154.0 267.4 in 1998 93.0
Black Swamp (Maxwell) 234.6 300.8 in 1997* 112.9
Uralla (Salisbury Court) 182.0 200.4 in 1997* 82.8
Drake (Village Resource Centre) 354.5 364.0 in 1997* 159.3
Uralla (Dumaresq St) 189.2 258.4 in 1997* 83.5

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







Record highest February temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Taralga Post Office 40.2 on the 1st 39.8 on the 8th in 2009 60 25.0
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 38.8 on the 2nd 37.7 on the 11th in 2017 57 22.5
Burrinjuck Dam 44.3 on the 1st 42.4 on the 7th in 2009 55 29.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 44.5 on the 1st = 44.5 on the 10th in 2017 53 27.9
Bankstown Airport AWS 45.3 on the 1st 44.5 on the 10th in 2017 52 27.9
Oberon (Albion St) 38.6 on the 1st 38.0 on the 11th in 2017 36 23.9
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 43.2 on the 1st 41.6 on the 26th in 1998 29 25.6
Bombala AWS 40.0 on the 1st 39.5 on the 7th in 2009 29 24.2
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 42.0 on the 1st 39.9 on the 8th in 2009 29 25.4
Cooma Airport AWS 38.0 on the 1st 37.3 on the 3rd in 2014 29 25.1
Goulburn Airport AWS 41.8 on the 1st 40.7 on the 11th in 2017 29 26.5
Mount Boyce AWS 38.0 on the 1st 37.2 on the 11th in 2017 29 23.0
Young Airport 43.6 on the 1st 43.0 on the 11th in 2017 29 30.5
Badgerys Creek AWS 46.5 on the 1st 46.4 on the 11th in 2017 25 28.9
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 41.5 on the 1st 41.1 on the 10th in 2017 24 28.1
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 46.4 on the 1st 44.5 on the 11th in 2017 23 28.9
Newcastle University 44.0 on the 1st 43.5 on the 11th in 2017 21 28.5
Moss Vale AWS 41.2 on the 1st 39.8 on the 8th in 2009 20 24.5



Lowest February mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
February
Broken Hill Airport AWS 30.4 29.8 in 1994 32.5



Record highest February daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Wagga Wagga AMO 29.7 on the 1st 28.6 on the 2nd in 1943 79 16.4
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 27.4 on the 2nd 25.0 on the 10th in 1981 62 14.7
Hillston Airport 32.0 on the 1st 31.7 on the 1st in 1968 62 18.3
Taralga Post Office 25.7 on the 2nd 24.2 on the 6th in 1973 60 12.1
Menindee Post Office 31.2 on the 1st 31.0 on the 9th in 2017 59 18.3
Cobar MO 32.6 on the 1st 31.9 on the 16th in 2004 58 20.2
Bathurst Agricultural Station 25.5 on the 2nd 22.1 on the 5th in 1973 55 13.4
Burrinjuck Dam 28.6 on the 2nd 26.8 on the 6th in 2009 55 15.7
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 34.7 on the 1st 31.4 on the 7th in 2009 55 18.2
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 32.1 on the 1st 29.4 on the 2nd in 1968 54 16.1
Brewarrina Hospital 31.0 on the 2nd 30.8 on the 5th in 1993 53 20.4
Quirindi Post Office 28.0 on the 2nd 27.4 on the 5th in 2011 53 16.1
Peak Hill Post Office 31.2 on the 1st 30.3 on the 12th in 2004 52 19.3
Dunedoo Post Office 30.0 on the 2nd 29.0 on the 12th in 2017 51 17.3
Tocumwal Airport 28.8 on the 1st 28.1 on the 7th in 1997 50 16.1
Lake Cargelligo Airport 32.5 on the 1st 30.0 on the 18th in 1981 49 18.4
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 22.0 on the 2nd = 22.0 on the 4th in 1971 48 12.6
Cooma Visitors Centre 22.4 on the 2nd 20.9 on the 9th in 1997 46 10.6
Griffith Airport AWS 31.2 on the 1st 29.0 on the 28th in 1987 46 17.5
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 27.1 on the 2nd 26.4 on the 6th in 2011 46 17.6
Camden Airport AWS 24.2 on the 2nd 24.0 on the 3rd in 2011 45 16.8
Goulburn TAFE 27.5 on the 2nd 25.0 on the 6th in 1973 43 13.6
Thredbo AWS 20.1 on the 1st 18.3 on the 8th in 2009 40 7.1
Oberon (Albion St) 23.1 on the 2nd 21.7 on the 6th in 1973 36 11.2
Cessnock Airport AWS 27.7 on the 2nd 25.3 on the 6th in 2011 30 16.9
Bathurst Airport AWS 25.5 on the 1st 23.0 on the 3rd in 2011 29 13.5
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 21.5 on the 1st 21.1 on the 10th in 2017 29 12.3
Goulburn Airport AWS 25.2 on the 1st 21.1 on the 2nd in 2011 29 12.6
Mount Boyce AWS 26.1 on the 2nd 24.5 on the 11th in 2017 29 13.2
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.0 on the 2nd 25.6 on the 3rd in 2011 29 15.6
Scone Airport AWS 31.4 on the 2nd 26.1 on the 20th in 2011 29 16.6
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.4 on the 2nd 28.0 on the 3rd in 2006 29 17.0
Young Airport 27.3 on the 1st 22.7 on the 4th in 2014 29 14.6
Dubbo Airport AWS 31.6 on the 2nd 28.0 on the 11th in 2004 28 17.7
Cobar Airport AWS 33.7 on the 1st 32.6 on the 16th in 2004 27 20.0
Condobolin Airport AWS 34.7 on the 1st 31.5 on the 7th in 2009 27 18.4
Walgett Airport AWS 31.0 on the 2nd 30.2 on the 4th in 2006 27 20.1
Richmond RAAF 25.8 on the 2nd 24.9 on the 3rd in 2011 26 17.7
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.3 on the 2nd 23.9 on the 3rd in 2011 25 17.1
Cootamundra Airport 27.7 on the 1st 26.5 on the 6th in 2009 25 15.6
Forbes Airport AWS 32.6 on the 1st 28.8 on the 7th in 2009 25 17.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 26.2 on the 2nd 25.7 on the 3rd in 2011 25 18.5
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 22.7 on the 1st 21.9 on the 8th in 2009 24 11.2
Khancoban AWS 24.7 on the 2nd 22.0 on the 5th in 2001 24 13.4
Narrandera Airport AWS 31.1 on the 1st 28.0 on the 6th in 1973 24 17.4
Orange Airport AWS 23.0 on the 1st 22.5 on the 6th in 2017 24 12.6
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 26.7 on the 2nd 23.0 on the 2nd in 2011 24 14.2
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 21.0 on the 2nd 20.3 on the 23rd in 2004 23 12.6
Coonamble Airport AWS 31.2 on the 2nd 28.5 on the 12th in 2004 23 19.6
Deniliquin Airport AWS 28.8 on the 1st 28.5 on the 15th in 2004 23 16.2
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 27.5 on the 1st 25.9 on the 8th in 2009 23 16.7
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 25.3 on the 2nd 24.7 on the 3rd in 2011 23 17.8
Parkes Airport AWS 29.9 on the 1st 27.0 on the 2nd in 2006 23 17.2
Newcastle University 26.3 on the 2nd 25.4 on the 2nd in 2011 21 19.4
West Wyalong Airport AWS 33.3 on the 1st 27.7 on the 11th in 2004 21 17.8
Yanco Agricultural Institute 31.6 on the 1st 28.4 on the 3rd in 2014 21 18.4
Moss Vale AWS 24.2 on the 1st 22.0 on the 5th in 2011 20 14.1



Record lowest February temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 7.0 on the 4th 7.4 on the 23rd in 1993 29 15.9
Moruya Airport AWS 6.5 on the 4th 8.1 on the 21st in 2017 21 16.1



Record highest February mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Tabulam (Muirne) 18.7 = 18.7 in 2017 49 16.9
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 21.2 20.9 in 2010 43 19.7
Goulburn Airport AWS 14.5 = 14.5 in 2003 28 12.6
Ballina Airport AWS 21.4 20.9 in 2017 27 19.6
Grafton Research Stn 20.7 20.6 in 2017 27 18.9
Casino Airport AWS 20.8 20.3 in 2006 25 18.9
Richmond RAAF 19.1 = 19.1 in 2017 25 17.7
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.5 18.4 in 2017 24 17.1
Inverell (Raglan St) 17.2 16.6 in 2017 24 14.8
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 19.9 19.7 in 2010 24 18.4
Glen Innes Airport AWS 14.4 = 14.4 in 2017 23 12.9
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 20.8 = 20.8 in 2002 22 19.9

Highest February mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
February
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 16.4 17.1 in 1981 14.4
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 17.4 18.5 in 1981* 14.7
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 15.3 16.1 in 1981* 12.6
Cooma Visitors Centre 12.5 12.8 in 1997* 10.6

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




Summary statistics for February 2020
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2020
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2020
Mean for
February
2020
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2020
Total for
February
2020
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2020
Fraction of
February
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 33.1 -1.8 41.1 1st 19.9 -0.8 15.1 28th 1.8 21.1 average 9%
Smithville AWS 34.3   42.1 1st 20.8   15.3 28th 0
Tibooburra Airport 34.9 -1.3 42.6 1st 22.2 -0.7 16.6 4th 5.0 24.9 average 20%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 34.7   42.7 1st 22.9   17.8 29th 0.4
White Cliffs AWS 33.9 -1.7 43.5 1st 21.3 -0.9 16.5 28th 0.2 25.8 low 1%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 33.3 -2.3 44.2 1st 19.6 -0.7 13.6 28th 2.2 31.4 low 7%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 30.4 -2.1 38.4 14th 17.4 -1.2 12.1 5th 7.8 18.5 average 42%
Lake Victoria Storage 30.8 -1.0 37.0 13th 16.2 -0.3 11.0 27th 6.4 18.8 average 34%
Menindee Post Office 32.0 -1.9 41.7 1st 18.9 +0.6 13.6 28th 8.7 20.9 average 42%
Mulurulu AWS 30.8   37.8 14th 18.5   12.2 27th 14.0
Pooncarie Mail Agency 32.4 -2.4 40.7 1st 17.9 -0.5 12.5 27th 15.6 22.9 average 68%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 34.1 -1.7 44.0 1st 21.7 -0.2 14.4 29th 30.2 30.0 average 101%
Brewarrina Hospital 34.1 -1.0 44.2 1st 21.1 +0.7 14.2 29th 27.1 47.4 average 57%
Cobar Airport AWS 31.9 -2.0 43.5 1st 19.7 -0.3 13.3 21st 75.0 35.7 high 210%
Cobar MO 31.6 -1.9 43.6 1st 20.0 -0.2 14.4 28th 74.2 41.8 high 178%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 32.4 -2.5 42.0 2nd 21.7 -0.1 16.5 21st 113.3 41.5 v high 273%
Noona AWS 32.3   43.8 1st 19.8   15.0 28th 25.0
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 34.0   43.0 1st 21.9   12.9 29th 14.8
Wanaaring Post Office 34.3 -1.4 43.1 1st 22.5 +1.2 16.5 29th 42.2 33.9 high 124%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 31.4 -1.2 40.3 1st 16.8 +0.4 9.1 27th 26.6 24.9 average 107%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 30.9   44.3 1st 18.1   11.0 28th 68.6
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 31.5 -2.9 43.8 1st 19.1 -0.8 12.3 4th 24.4 25.1 average 97%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 30.7 -2.2 44.7 1st 19.8 +1.6 11.5 4th 104.4 43.7 high 239%
Condobolin Airport AWS 30.9 -2.2 44.7 1st 19.6 +1.2 12.5 4th 112.6 45.2 high 249%
Peak Hill Post Office 31.2 -1.4 44.0 1st 19.2 -0.1 12.5 28th 70.2 50.5 high 139%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 30.3 -2.2 43.9 1st 18.7 +0.9 11.3 27th 95.2 45.8 high 208%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 31.0 -3.0 42.5 2nd 20.0 +0.4 13.1 28th 145.6 56.4 v high 258%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 32.2   43.0 1st 21.4   17.5 10th 48.8
Trangie Research Station AWS 30.8 -1.6 44.3 1st 19.9 +1.5 14.0 28th 96.4 50.2 high 192%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 32.3   43.5 2nd 20.7   12.4 29th 116.4
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 32.4 -1.8 41.3 2nd 20.2 -0.1 13.6 29th 119.6 62.9 high 190%
Walgett Airport AWS 32.3 -2.3 43.1 2nd 20.1 0.0 11.7 29th 90.6 49.3 high 184%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 31.2 -2.1 39.4 2nd 20.4 +0.7 14.8 20th 95.0 67.6 high 141%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 29.0 -2.2 36.9 1st 18.1 +2.1 12.2 20th 136.4 76.8 high 178%
Narrabri Airport AWS 30.6 -3.2 39.9 2nd 20.0 +0.4 12.1 28th 176.6 58.3 v high 303%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 30.7 -2.6 40.2 1st 19.3 +1.3 12.7 28th 170.4 65.7 high 259%
Quirindi Post Office 29.8 -1.7 40.2 1st 18.4 +2.3 12.4 20th 165.8 64.6 v high 257%
Tamworth Airport AWS 29.7 -2.0 38.6 1st 19.0 +2.0 13.7 20th 202.2 73.2 v high 276%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 25.2 -1.6 33.0 2nd 15.3 +2.7 8.7 20th 177.2 75.7 highest 234%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 24.6 -1.4 32.5 1st 14.6 +2.0 7.7 20th 163.2 94.8 v high 172%
Armidale Airport AWS 23.9 -1.3 31.0 1st 14.6 +1.5 8.6 20th 154.0 93.0 v high 166%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 24.3 -0.6 32.0 1st 13.6 +0.2 8.2 20th 147.4 92.5 high 159%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 24.3 -1.6 31.6 1st 14.4 +1.5 6.5 20th 158.8 84.9 v high 187%
Guyra Hospital 22.3 -1.0 29.2 1st 13.4 +1.5 7.2 20th 159.0 102.0 v high 156%
Inverell (Raglan St) 28.7 -1.5 35.1 2nd 17.2 +2.4 11.1 20th 171.8 81.7 highest 210%
Inverell Research Centre 28.2 -0.7 34.9 2nd 18.0 +1.7 13.6 20th 163.0 94.9 high 172%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 25.5 -0.6 33.7 3rd 16.4 +2.0 9.1 20th 188.4 93.5 v high 201%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 27.2 +1.1 35.8 3rd 18.7 +1.8 14.9 5th 385.4 184.6 v high 209%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 28.2 +0.1 34.5 19th 21.4 +1.8 18.9 5th 668.0 207.0 highest 323%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 27.3 -0.3 31.8 17th 21.4 +0.3 18.5 5th 771.6 190.3 v high 405%
Casino Airport AWS 29.6 -0.2 39.6 3rd 20.8 +1.9 18.0 1st 206.8 145.3 high 142%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 28.7 +0.6 38.3 19th 20.8 +0.9 18.2 5th 444.0 162.9 highest 273%
Grafton Airport AWS 29.3 -0.6 37.1 3rd 20.5 +1.7 18.2 23rd 442.0 163.6 v high 270%
Grafton Research Stn 29.4 -0.6 37.8 3rd 20.7 +1.8 18.3 23rd 449.6 132.5 v high 339%
Lismore Airport AWS 29.0 -0.6 37.1 3rd 20.6 +2.0 17.8 1st 402.4 142.1 v high 283%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 29.0 0.0 34.9 3rd 21.2 +1.5 19.0 23rd 700.5 230.5 highest 304%
Yamba Pilot Station 27.5 +0.7 36.4 19th 21.4 +1.0 19.1 5th 436.6 159.9 v high 273%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 27.9   35.5 19th 20.5   18.4 23rd 689.2
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 23.9 0.0 33.0 2nd 15.9 +0.8 12.5 5th 583.8 276.2 highest 211%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.9 -1.1 35.4 19th 19.6 +1.7 17.0 15th
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 27.6 +0.6 32.0 2nd 19.3 -0.4 17.0 5th 411.6 170.3 v high 242%
Manning (district 60)
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 27.8 +0.1 36.2 2nd 19.9 +1.5 16.0 15th 424.0 167.6 highest 253%
Taree Airport AWS 27.4 -1.1 40.4 2nd 19.4 +1.2 15.7 15th 423.0 146.0 highest 290%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 27.6 -0.6 39.3 2nd 18.8 +1.4 16.1 20th 875.0 268.5 highest 326%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 29.0 -0.3 44.5 1st 18.8 +1.9 11.9 5th 193.2 99.3 high 195%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 27.7 -0.5 42.5 1st 18.7 +1.4 12.8 5th 335.4 134.0 v high 250%
Gosford AWS 26.4   37.0 1st 19.3   15.3 20th
Maitland Airport AWS 29.3   44.3 1st 19.0   12.5 5th 204.4
Merriwa (Roscommon) 27.5 -2.9 40.7 1st 17.4 +1.7 11.3 28th 184.6 58.5 v high 316%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 28.6   40.1 1st 17.2   10.5 20th 169.0
Murrurundi Gap AWS 24.9 -2.6 35.5 1st 16.3 +0.5 11.9 29th 160.8 72.8 high 221%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 27.5 +0.4 39.1 2nd 19.9 +0.8 17.1 9th 371.6 113.0 v high 329%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 26.0 +0.6 39.6 1st 20.6 +1.2 18.2 5th 138.2 107.1 high 129%
Newcastle University 28.7 +0.2 44.0 1st 19.8 +0.4 15.2 5th 219.6 137.4 high 160%
Norah Head AWS 26.6 +0.5 33.9 26th 20.4 +0.4 18.3 20th 370.8 118.2 v high 314%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 28.8 -0.2 43.1 1st 19.2 +1.6 13.1 5th 114.2
Scone Airport AWS 28.8 -1.9 41.6 1st 18.2 +1.6 11.3 28th 136.2 57.8 high 236%
Singleton Defence AWS 28.5   43.5 1st 19.3   15.0 28th 172.2
Williamtown RAAF 28.1 +0.4 42.4 1st 19.4 +1.3 12.9 5th 171.6 117.8 high 146%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 28.0 -1.5 41.0 2nd 17.5 +1.9 8.4 28th 94.4 64.3 high 147%
Nullo Mountain AWS 22.1 -0.8 35.8 1st 14.0 +0.7 9.4 4th 184.0 100.3 v high 183%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 27.3 0.0 39.9 2nd 14.7 +1.3 5.6 28th 63.2 57.8 average 109%
Bathurst Airport AWS 27.0 -0.6 40.5 1st 15.0 +1.5 6.7 28th 51.6 56.6 average 91%
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 22.4 -0.1 38.8 2nd 12.5 -0.5 7.9 4th 701.0 179.0 v high 392%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 23.2 -1.4 37.4 1st 14.0 +1.0 5.8 28th 189.6 81.3 v high 233%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 23.6   39.4 1st 13.6   5.2 28th 201.8
Mount Boyce AWS 22.6 -0.4 38.0 1st 13.7 +0.5 7.9 4th 560.4 138.6 highest 404%
Oberon (Albion St) 23.8 -0.1 38.6 1st 11.8 +0.6 4.8 28th 109.8 61.3 high 179%
Orange Airport AWS 24.9 -1.2 37.3 1st 13.2 +0.6 5.6 28th 60.0 75.6 average 79%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 26.5 -0.5 43.5 1st 17.4 +0.4 12.3 28th 615.6 141.2 v high 436%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 28.0 -2.7 38.6 2nd 17.4 +2.7 10.5 21st 249.7 81.4 v high 307%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 26.8 -3.2 37.8 2nd 17.4 +0.1 13.1 21st 313.4 82.7 v high 379%
Dunedoo Post Office 29.3 -1.7 42.5 1st 17.8 +0.5 10.2 28th 175.4 63.5 v high 276%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 30.9 -0.8 43.1 1st 18.4 +2.2 8.9 28th 28.0 51.2 average 55%
Dubbo Airport AWS 29.8 -2.4 43.1 2nd 18.6 +0.9 10.6 28th 81.8 42.2 high 194%
Forbes Airport AWS 30.9 -2.0 44.9 1st 18.9 +1.3 9.0 28th 72.6 49.4 high 147%
Parkes Airport AWS 29.7 -2.5 43.2 1st 17.5 +0.3 6.3 28th 79.4 57.8 high 137%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 29.6 -2.5 42.0 1st 17.3 +0.6 8.5 28th 106.2 51.3 high 207%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 28.0 +0.1 45.3 1st 19.2 +1.0 13.2 28th 380.2 107.5 v high 354%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.8 -0.5 40.1 1st 18.9 +0.6 11.9 28th 448.4 116.3 highest 386%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 27.6   44.7 1st 18.7   12.5 28th 374.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 27.5 -0.4 44.5 1st 18.5 +0.9 13.7 28th 429.6 126.4 v high 340%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 27.1 +1.3 34.8 1st 20.3 +1.4 18.0 5th 441.6 119.3 v high 370%
Sydney Airport AMO 27.5 +1.0 37.6 1st 20.0 +0.9 17.8 4th 378.2 114.0 v high 332%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 24.8 0.0 31.6 26th 20.3 -0.3 18.2 7th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.5   40.6 1st 19.4   14.4 28th 487.0
Terrey Hills AWS 25.5 -0.5 37.3 1st 18.4 +0.3 15.4 20th 87.4 123.2 average 71%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 28.0 -0.9 46.5 1st 18.5 +1.4 12.4 28th 433.0 108.8 highest 398%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 27.9 -1.0 46.4 1st 18.4 +0.6 12.9 28th 461.8 119.2 highest 387%
Penrith Lakes AWS 28.8 -0.9 46.4 1st 19.1 +0.6 12.8 28th 356.8 122.6 highest 291%
Richmond RAAF 28.9 -0.4 46.8 1st 19.1 +1.4 13.0 28th 280.4 116.7 highest 240%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 26.3 -0.1 35.4 1st 18.4 +1.3 11.0 28th 356.0 145.5 highest 245%
Bellambi AWS 24.6 -0.3 32.3 26th 19.2 0.0 15.5 4th 399.6 147.2 highest 271%
Camden Airport AWS 28.2 -0.5 45.3 1st 18.1 +1.3 10.8 28th 368.8 101.7 v high 363%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 28.2 -0.5 45.3 1st 17.7 +0.9 10.8 28th
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 23.3   40.3 1st 14.8   9.5 4th 354.8
Holsworthy Defence AWS 27.4   45.9 1st 17.9   12.1 28th 418.8
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 24.5 0.0 33.6 1st 18.8 +0.2 15.8 4th 254.4 133.6 high 190%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 24.7   33.8 26th 18.2   15.2 4th 209.6
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 25.2 +0.6 33.5 26th 19.4 +0.6 16.2 4th 213.4 134.6 high 159%
Moss Vale AWS 23.8 -0.7 41.2 1st 15.3 +1.2 10.2 4th 277.6 103.6 highest 268%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 26.5 0.0 42.0 1st 17.9 +1.2 11.5 28th 473.0 145.9 v high 324%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 26.6 +1.0 43.2 1st 17.4 +1.5 7.0 4th 247.0 100.9 v high 245%
Bega AWS 26.5 -0.1 38.6 1st 16.2 +1.2 7.8 4th 145.8 83.6 high 174%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 25.1 -0.3 42.0 1st 13.6 +1.3 4.7 4th 136.6 69.3 high 197%
Green Cape AWS 23.4 -0.4 27.8 7th 17.6 +0.1 12.4 27th 23.4 48.3 average 48%
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.7 -0.1 31.9 1st 16.7 +1.5 9.0 27th 97.8 84.7 average 115%
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.8 +0.5 30.9 26th 18.8 +0.9 14.5 4th 90.4 82.5 average 110%
Moruya Airport AWS 24.8 0.0 35.6 26th 16.9 +0.8 6.5 4th 194.6 105.9 high 184%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 24.0 -0.1 33.5 26th 18.0 +1.7 10.3 4th 184.4 95.3 high 193%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 24.2 +0.5 33.2 26th 18.0 +1.2 12.8 4th 121.3 91.1 high 133%
Nerriga AWS 25.1   42.4 1st 14.8   7.9 28th 215.8
Ulladulla AWS 24.5 +0.3 33.9 26th 18.5 +0.8 13.5 4th 324.4 125.0 highest 260%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 25.5 +0.5 40.0 1st 12.8 +2.2 3.5 27th 88.2 58.2 high 152%
Bombala AWS 23.7 -0.5 40.0 1st 12.3 +1.7 3.0 27th 64.0 57.2 average 112%
Canberra Airport 27.7 -0.6 42.7 1st 15.1 +1.7 6.8 28th 80.0 66.1 average 121%
Cooma Airport AWS 24.5 -0.6 38.0 1st 11.6 +1.3 2.8 4th 76.4 49.1 high 156%
Cooma Visitors Centre 25.4 -0.9 38.6 1st 12.5 +1.9 4.8 4th 99.5 60.5 high 164%
Goulburn Airport AWS 26.1 -0.4 41.8 1st 14.5 +1.9 7.9 28th 128.6 55.5 high 232%
Goulburn TAFE 25.6 -0.9 41.0 1st 15.2 +1.6 10.4 28th 120.4 61.9 high 195%
Mount Ginini AWS 18.0 -1.0 31.1 1st 8.7 -0.2 1.5 4th 235.2 99.3 high 237%
Taralga Post Office 24.4 -0.6 40.2 1st 13.9 +1.8 6.0 28th 363.2 72.4 highest 502%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 27.2 -0.9 41.5 1st 15.3 +1.1 5.8 28th 129.6 72.2 high 180%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 17.5   27.8 1st 6.6   -4.3 4th 263.4
Thredbo AWS 15.4 -0.9 25.6 1st 6.8 -0.3 -4.3 4th 198.6 95.0 v high 209%
Thredbo Village 20.7 -0.4 32.0 1st 8.9 +1.9 -2.0 4th 188.6 87.4 v high 216%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 31.0 -0.3 42.8 1st 17.3 +1.1 8.3 27th 24.2 44.4 average 55%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 20.0 -0.8 31.2 1st 10.8 -0.4 1.8 4th 132.8 77.9 high 170%
Hume Reservoir 30.7 +0.2 40.7 1st 17.9 +1.3 8.2 27th 32.6 42.6 average 77%
Khancoban AWS 29.8 -0.8 42.2 1st 14.8 +1.4 5.2 4th 54.2 60.3 average 90%
Tumbarumba Post Office 27.9 -0.6 39.5 1st 13.8 +1.8 5.9 27th 48.8 54.0 average 90%
Wagga Wagga AMO 31.2 +0.2 43.8 1st 18.1 +1.7 8.7 27th 18.2 39.9 average 46%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 30.3 +1.3 44.3 1st 16.6 +0.9 9.0 28th 21.0 56.7 average 37%
Cootamundra Airport 29.6 -1.0 42.7 1st 16.9 +1.3 5.0 27th 32.9 54.7 average 60%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 30.0 -1.0 43.4 1st 17.0 +0.9 7.4 28th 41.6 47.4 average 88%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 30.7 -0.6 42.2 1st 17.5 +0.8 8.2 27th 59.0 48.2 average 122%
Temora Airport 30.4 -1.4 44.4 1st 17.4 +1.0 7.3 27th 63.4 47.9 average 132%
Young Airport 29.8 -0.7 43.6 1st 16.5 +1.9 5.4 28th 64.2 52.8 high 122%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 31.4 0.0 42.2 1st 15.9 +0.1 6.9 28th 26.2 36.9 average 71%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 31.7 -0.5 41.5 1st 16.4 +0.2 8.6 27th 7.6 29.8 low 26%
Kapooka (Defence) 31.6   45.1 1st 18.2   8.4 27th 33.0
Narrandera Airport AWS 31.1 -1.1 44.1 1st 17.7 +0.3 8.8 27th 61.0 35.1 high 174%
Tocumwal Airport 30.6 -0.9 41.4 1st 16.7 +0.6 9.3 29th 30.4 29.1 high 104%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 31.0 -1.5 43.2 1st 18.2 -0.2 10.8 27th 29.6 30.8 average 96%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 30.8 -1.6 44.1 1st 17.8 +0.3 9.2 27th 85.0 29.3 v high 290%
Hay Airport AWS 32.0 -1.4 44.1 1st 17.6 +0.2 10.3 27th 14.0 39.5 average 35%
Hillston Airport 31.2 -1.6 44.1 1st     12.0 4th 41.4 27.5 high 151%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 31.3 -2.2 44.9 1st 19.7 +1.3 12.0 4th 46.4 35.1 average 132%
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 2 March 2020. 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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