New South Wales in November 2021: wettest on record

It was the wettest November on record for New South Wales, with most inland areas of the state receiving more than three times the monthly average. It was the coolest November since 1999 with frequent cloudy periods and a cool outbreak in the middle of the month. The passage of multiple troughs with heavy rain resulted in saturated catchments and river flooding in many areas.

Wettest on record

  • New South Wales had its wettest November since national records began in 1900.
  • Averaged across the state, 132.0 mm of rain fell in November, nearly three times the 1961–1990 average of 44.8 mm.
  • The previous wettest November was in 1917, when 120.2 mm fell across the state.
  • Most areas saw very much above average rain (wettest 10% of all years since 1900 for that area).
  • Areas that had their wettest November on record include the Central and Southern Tablelands, the South West Slopes and the Australian Capital Territory.
  • A large number sites had their highest total November rainfall on record or their highest for at least 20 years.
  • The Bathurst Agricultural Station November total rainfall of 242.4 mm is the highest for any month in 114 years of site data.
  • Pooncarie Mail Agency in the far west recorded 146.1 mm of rain in November, almost seven times the monthly average and the highest for November in 140 years of site data.
  • The wet conditions in November came from multiple troughs that crossed the state.
  • This was primarily driven by a lingering negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and a developing La Niña in the tropical Pacific, providing sources of moist tropical air.
  • This was enhanced by a persistent positive phase of the South Annualar Mode (SAM) and low pressure over eastern Australia, allowing the moist tropical air to extend over the state.

Coolest this century

  • It was the coolest November for New South Wales since 1999, with the mean temperature 0.50 °C below the 1961–1990 average.
  • Daytime temperatures were at least 2 °C below average over much of the state except for the north-east.
  • For the state as a whole, the mean maximum temperature was 2.05 °C below the 1961–1990 average, the 10th coolest November since national records began in 1910.
  • Many sites had their lowest November mean daily maximum temperature on record or their lowest since at least 1999.
  • Many sites also had their lowest November mean temperature on record or their lowest since at least 1999.
  • A cold outbreak in the middle of the month saw several sites have their coldest November day on record.
  • With a maximum of 12.9 °C on the 12th Balranald (RSL) had its coldest November day in 114 years of records at the site.
  • Thredbo AWS had a maximum temperature of -1.9 °C on the 14th, the fourth-coldest maximum temperature ever recorded in November in New South Wales.
  • Nights were relatively mild, with the mean minimum temperature for the state as a whole 1.03 °C above the 1961–1990 average.
  • Night-time temperatures were generally above average along the coast, particularly in the north-east, but close to average in the west of the state.
  • There were cold nights in the middle of the month in alpine areas, and Thredbo AWS had its lowest November mean daily minimum temperature since 1999.

Heavy rains and floods

  • Troughs crossing New South Wales brought heavy rain on several occasions in November.
  • A number of sites had their highest November daily rainfall on record during these events.
  • This caused flooding on several inland rivers and many water storages were at full capacity.
  • Daily totals of 25 to 50 mm were recorded across the Central and Southern Tablelands in the 24 hours to 9 am on the 12th, with totals up to 70 mm around Orange and Bathurst.
  • This resulted in moderate to major flooding along the Lower Lachlan River, particularly affecting Forbes.
  • 40 to 70 mm fell across the Northern Tablelands in the 24 hours to 9am on the 21st, with the highest totals reported around Inverell.
  • Totals of more than 50 mm in the 24 hours to 9am on the 22nd were recorded further south around Gunnedah and Coonabarabran, and up to 100 mm in the Dividing Range, resulting in major flooding along the Namoi River at Gunnedah.
  • Most inland areas west of the Dividing Range had daily totals of over 25 mm in the 24 hours to 9am on the 25th or 26th.
  • Over 100 mm was recorded across the Upper Hunter, west of Scone, in the 24 hours to 9am on the 26th, with major flood levels forecast for the Hunter River at Singleton.
  • The highest daily total for November was 150.0 mm on the 26th at Blackville (Krui Vale) in the Upper Hunter, the highest daily November total there in 137 years of site data.
  • The November rain follows above average rainfall already in 2021, including that during the March floods.
  • This has saturated soils and filled catchments across the state, increasing the risk of further flash flooding and riverine flooding.
  • A Special Climate Statement is being prepared and is expected to be published in the coming weeks.

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Extremes in November 2021
Hottest day 40.3 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) on the 19th
Warmest days on average 30.5 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest days on average 9.0 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -1.9 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 14th
Coldest night -6.5 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 16th
Coolest nights on average 1.2 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 18.8 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 25.5 °C at Wanaaring (Delta AWS) on the 20th
Warmest on average overall 24.3 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest on average overall 5.1 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 450.8 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day 150.0 mm at Blackville (Krui Vale) on the 26th
Strongest wind gust 111 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 14th

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Record highest November daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Blackville (Krui Vale) 150.0 on the 26th 137.0 on the 23rd in 2013 137
Quirindi Post Office 77.0 on the 26th 67.8 on the 25th in 1911 136
Gilgandra (Chelmsford Ave) 84.2 on the 30th 81.8 on the 21st in 1950 128
Bathurst Agricultural Station 70.4 on the 12th 66.2 on the 8th in 2005 113
Yanco Agricultural Institute 53.4 on the 25th 51.0 on the 27th in 2007 65
Bulga (South Wambo) 66.6 on the 12th 57.0 on the 16th in 1988 63
Bundarra (Bimbadeen) 95.0 on the 21st 73.7 on the 22nd in 1960 63
Muswellbrook (Spring Creek (Castle Vale) 88.4 on the 12th 61.8 on the 16th in 1988 57
Belfrayden (North Mayfield) 112.4 on the 26th 37.2 on the 22nd in 2003 54
Bulga (Down Town) 65.0 on the 12th 55.0 on the 15th in 1988 53
Merriwa (Roscommon) 53.6 on the 26th 44.6 on the 30th in 1991 53
Narrandera Airport AWS 72.4 on the 25th 47.0 on the 27th in 2007 53
Quirindi (Spring Vale) 60.2 on the 26th 55.4 on the 30th in 2002 53
Kars Springs (Welldun) 115.2 on the 26th 100.5 on the 21st in 1994 39
Cessnock Airport AWS 63.2 on the 12th 58.8 on the 16th in 2010 32
Wilsons Downfall 64.0 on the 11th 48.6 on the 25th in 2001 29
Scone Airport AWS 59.0 on the 22nd 58.2 on the 19th in 2013 28
Dubbo Airport AWS 66.0 on the 26th 51.0 on the 19th in 2000 27
Eungella (Oxley River) 71.5 on the 27th 69.0 on the 24th in 2011 23
Ivanhoe (Berangabah) 63.4 on the 26th 46.4 on the 2nd in 2010 23
Chifley Dam (Campbells River (Upstream C 49.0 on the 12th 44.0 on the 23rd in 2011 21
Gunnedah Airport AWS 98.8 on the 8th 64.2 on the 26th in 2011 21
Parkville (Kingdon Ponds) 52.4 on the 12th 44.2 on the 16th in 2010 21
Tarana (Fish River) 55.0 on the 26th 39.0 on the 23rd in 2011 21
Terry Hie Hie 48.0 on the 11th 43.2 on the 5th in 2015 21
Uki (Tweed River) 83.0 on the 27th 72.0 on the 9th in 2006 21
Kindee Bridge (Hastings River) 74.8 on the 22nd 72.6 on the 6th in 2005 20
Upper Darkwood 98.0 on the 23rd 83.0 on the 24th in 2011 20



Record highest November total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Branxton (Dalwood Vineyard) 295.9 220.3 in 2013 158 65.4
Pooncarie Mail Agency 146.1 109.8 in 2010 140 21.7
Quirindi Post Office 247.4 220.0 in 2000 139 66.3
Condobolin Retirement Village 165.2 127.0 in 1924 136 37.0
Blackville (Krui Vale) 408.0 259.6 in 1950 134 78.5
Tumut (Simpson Street) 213.2 176.6 in 2011 134 65.1
Bungonia (Inverary Park) 213.8 152.9 in 1986 130 59.0
Old Junee (Millbank) 148.4 132.8 in 1971 126 43.5
Yalgogrin North (Roloma) 180.2 158.0 in 1924 126 36.5
Rockley Post Office 208.7 174.7 in 1961 125 62.7
The Rock Post Office 187.9 135.4 in 1993 120 41.2
Merriwa (Terragong) 211.2 180.8 in 1950 118 52.9
Bathurst Agricultural Station 242.4 195.7 in 1961 114 62.3
Cowra Ag Research Station 206.7 160.9 in 1961 114 54.7
Kangiara (Laverstock) 191.6 157.5 in 1961 112 57.1
Culcairn Bowling Club 177.4 125.0 in 1995 110 45.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 224.1 214.7 in 2011 110 90.8
Manildra (George St) 255.2 150.0 in 1973 108 53.0
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 195.0 175.1 in 1934 107 64.5
Uralla (Mihi) 207.8 201.9 in 1961 106 81.3
Carabost 200.6 177.6 in 1934 99 56.3
Narrabri (Mollee) 230.6 199.2 in 2000 95 62.1
Quandialla Post Office 184.4 166.5 in 2011 95 45.1
Wentworth (Wamberra Station) 134.6 89.5 in 1950 95 23.8
Pine Ridge (Billabong) 254.4 174.8 in 2010 90 59.6
Leeton (Bents Hill) 148.2 143.2 in 1971 81 37.4
Wagga Wagga AMO 158.4 152.4 in 2011 81 48.1
Gunbar (Kelsey) 115.4 68.2 in 1971 71 26.1
Tuena (Wyoming) 220.6 209.6 in 1954 71 69.8
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 152.5 114.9 in 1961 67 41.6
Garryowen (Yallock) 197.0 176.6 in 2011 67 56.4
Snowball 265.0 238.6 in 1985 67 84.7
Yanco Agricultural Institute 148.2 145.7 in 1971 65 31.4
Gowrie South 277.8 265.2 in 2008 64 81.2
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 209.8 203.2 in 2008 64 85.4
Walcha Road ( Boxley) 204.0 195.8 in 2008 63 83.5
Bulga (South Wambo) 229.0 167.2 in 2011 62 64.2
Bundarra (Bimbadeen) 251.6 211.8 in 2011 60 89.1
Colo Heights (Mountain Pines) 245.9 244.2 in 1984 59 91.0
Bulga (Down Town) 195.0 162.0 in 2011 57 68.7
Dungog - Main Creek (Yeranda) 291.4 263.4 in 2013 57 110.2
Faulconbridge (St Georges Crescent) 236.6 235.1 in 1950 56 99.3
Orange Agricultural Institute 307.0 204.3 in 2005 56 79.0
Belfrayden (North Mayfield) 243.8 125.4 in 1995 54 42.9
Canberra (Australian National Botanic Ga 194.1 181.7 in 1989 54 78.9
Muswellbrook (Spring Creek (Castle Vale) 290.4 218.4 in 2013 54 68.4
Ganmain (Rosedale) 147.6 137.6 in 1971 53 40.9
Holbrook (Narrabilla) 188.0 131.9 in 1971 53 58.8
Lostock Dam 352.8 241.8 in 2013 53 93.2
Craven (Longview) 261.6 216.8 in 2007 52 94.1
Merriwa (Roscommon) 224.2 160.2 in 2011 52 61.2
Aranda (Bindaga St) 199.0 164.0 in 2010 51 72.0
Hillston ( Aldinga) 142.4 103.4 in 2010 50 33.0
Hunter Springs (Wondecla) 274.2 252.6 in 2008 50 110.5
Nowendoc (Green Hills) 277.0 264.4 in 2000 50 112.6
Alectown (Bridgewater) 168.0 137.4 in 1971 48 52.5
Goulburn TAFE 208.0 116.6 in 1988 48 65.2
Gowrie (Lallybroch) 235.9 226.5 in 2000 48 75.1
Hargraves (Edge Hill) 198.4 160.8 in 2008 48 79.8
Quirindi (Spring Vale) 210.0 145.8 in 1966 48 65.4
Tilpa (Trevallyn) 132.0 89.8 in 2010 47 26.1
Camden Airport AWS 193.6 167.2 in 2007 46 76.9
Black Swamp (Maxwell) 246.4 202.6 in 2008 44 95.3
Coleambally Irrigation 103.9 88.8 in 2010 43 35.0
Willow Tree (Yarrabah) 208.0 203.7 in 1924 43 61.9
Araluen Lower (Araluen Rd) 207.0 204.6 in 1988 42 85.2
Mandurama Post Office 212.2 178.0 in 1973 41 71.7
Bruce (Australian Institute of Sport) 187.6 163.4 in 2010 39 77.4
Morundah Hotel 113.8 111.1 in 2007 38 38.3
Torrens (Darke St) 210.6 160.8 in 2010 38 81.0
Brindabella (Koolami) 208.6 165.8 in 1983 37 86.3
Cooma Airport AWS 183.8 166.5 in 1988 35 69.6
Hay (Bedarbidgal) 96.4 92.6 in 2015 35 31.1
Kars Springs (Welldun) 364.2 182.6 in 2013 35 85.3
Bilpin Post Office 303.6 276.8 in 2007 33 117.2
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 241.4 200.2 in 1988 32 79.1
Cessnock Airport AWS 231.0 160.6 in 2013 32 76.6
Oberon (Jenolan Caves Road) 205.0 163.0 in 2007 32 77.1
Upper Allyn Township 423.6 304.6 in 1984 32 123.2
Hampton (Bindo) 251.0 193.1 in 1984 31 87.0
Bigga (Bigga St) 232.8 133.8 in 2011 29 63.0
Walgett Airport AWS 184.0 166.8 in 2000 29 47.6
Wilsons Downfall 236.0 = 236.0 in 2010 29 110.2
Bathurst Airport AWS 206.6 138.4 in 2011 28 68.5
Bombala AWS 157.4 139.4 in 2011 28 68.0
Condobolin Airport AWS 158.2 109.4 in 2007 28 49.5
Goulburn Airport AWS 192.2 112.6 in 2010 28 59.5
Mudgee Airport AWS 178.0 162.8 in 2008 28 76.1
Nullo Mountain AWS 221.4 204.6 in 2007 28 98.7
Richmond RAAF 254.6 159.8 in 2005 28 81.0
Scone Airport AWS 265.0 196.2 in 2013 28 77.6
Ulladulla AWS 267.6 210.4 in 2020 28 94.5
Cootamundra Airport 164.1 147.4 in 2011 27 62.5
Penrith Lakes AWS 233.4 206.2 in 2007 27 85.5
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 275.6 272.0 in 2011 25 118.7
Forbes Airport AWS 172.6 136.2 in 2010 25 50.1
Khancoban AWS 182.4 181.0 in 2011 25 90.2
Mandagery (Rawene) 169.6 150.6 in 2005 25 66.5
Orange Airport AWS 317.0 174.0 in 2005 24 88.2
Point Lookout 248.8 239.6 in 2011 24 122.2
Tooma (Eudlo) 199.5 183.8 in 2011 24 77.0
Nicholls (Gungahlin Lakes) 160.7 156.7 in 2011 23 77.1
West Wyalong Airport AWS 123.0 117.8 in 2011 23 47.9
Muswellbrook (St.Heliers) 243.5 217.8 in 2013 22 77.1
Bathurst Stanley Street (Macquarie River 245.0 149.0 in 2005 21 74.8
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 173.5 166.0 in 2007 21 75.3
Chifley Dam (Campbells River (Upstream C 195.0 132.0 in 2011 21 65.7
Gunnedah Airport AWS 304.8 197.2 in 2011 21 70.8
Hillview (Shoalhaven River) 183.0 150.0 in 2007 21 61.2
Ivanhoe (Berangabah) 133.1 110.8 in 2010 21 33.3
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 63.4 55.2 in 2016 21 23.9
Moruya (Burra Creek) 192.0 169.0 in 2015 21 88.4
Murray River @ Jingellic 247.4 122.8 in 2011 21 72.4
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 220.8 175.0 in 2018 21 81.9
Oberon (Mount David) 168.0 139.0 in 2015 21 60.9
Parkers Gap 272.8 205.6 in 2011 21 104.4
Parkville (Kingdon Ponds) 246.8 137.0 in 2013 21 76.0
Rocks Crossing (Nowendoc River) 238.8 197.5 in 2010 21 95.2
Tallimba (Avonlea) 114.8 82.4 in 2015 21 38.6
Tarana (Fish River) 253.0 125.0 in 2011 21 60.7
Wyong (Olney Forest) 244.0 218.0 in 2013 21 102.8
Bettowynd (Nobbys Hill) 220.0 176.0 in 2020 20 82.1
Booligal (Yamba) 95.4 49.6 in 2010 20 28.6
Coonabarabran (Barina -TM) 272.0 137.4 in 2008 20 53.9
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 265.8 148.6 in 2010 20 67.4
Kindee Bridge (Hastings River) 287.8 215.8 in 2011 20 110.3
Menangle Bridge (Nepean River) 184.0 152.0 in 2005 20 54.8
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) 172.0 168.0 in 2013 20 79.8
Rockley (Glenlea) 168.0 133.0 in 2010 20 55.8
Snowy River @ Dalgety Weir 142.6 79.0 in 2008 20 48.1
Trunkey (Old Post Office) 194.0 133.6 in 2010 20 62.1
Upper Darkwood 283.0 248.0 in 2011 20 142.3

Highest November total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
Booligal (Belmont) 103.2 132.0 in 1912 25.7
Drake (Village Resource Centre) 236.4 281.2 in 1917* 92.3
Hillston Airport 147.5 148.9 in 1924* 29.8
Barraba (Mount Lindsay) 284.2 286.6 in 1917* 89.5
Whitton (Conapaira St) 108.4 161.1 in 1924* 30.9
Gilgandra (Chelmsford Ave) 230.2 244.1 in 1950 49.0
Sofala Old Post Office 171.0 196.7 in 1950 60.8
Gulgong Post Office 177.8 211.5 in 1950* 60.3
Baradine Forestry 229.0 257.0 in 1950* 55.7
Cassilis (Dalkeith) 215.8 231.2 in 1950* 56.9
Mulwala Post Office 123.1 126.9 in 1954* 38.3
Crookwell Post Office 236.8 247.6 in 1961 67.0
Peak Hill Post Office 173.8 221.1 in 1961 48.2
Richmond - UWS Hawkesbury 222.4 449.6 in 1961 73.8
Warroo (Geeron) 155.2 168.8 in 1961 36.3
Taralga Post Office 192.5 405.2 in 1961* 68.6
Berambing 294.6 421.3 in 1961* 129.0
Goulburn (Cherryton) 201.7 289.7 in 1961* 58.1
Big Hill (Glen Dusk) 266.0 267.6 in 1961* 66.5
Gunning Rural Supplies 174.4 259.6 in 1961* 57.8
Marulan (George St) 223.0 247.5 in 1961* 61.4
Camden (Brownlow Hill) 154.6 191.0 in 1969 66.5
Bettowynd (Bellaringah) 221.0 279.8 in 1966* 66.2
Hume Reservoir 148.2 150.3 in 1971 54.0
Berridale (Bolton Street) 187.4 207.5 in 1969* 63.6
Eugowra Post Office 146.2 147.8 in 1971* 48.3
Bonshaw (Campbell St) 198.2 302.1 in 1969* 69.4
Bringelly (Maryland) 194.0 218.9 in 1969* 67.7
Marrar (Brigadoon) 137.2 187.9 in 1971* 46.1
Narrandera Airport AWS 157.6 184.1 in 1971* 37.3
Ardlethan Post Office 166.6 184.0 in 1971* 40.8
Grong Grong (Junee St) 113.9 195.9 in 1971* 36.0
Junee Treatment Works 144.6 185.8 in 1971* 44.3
Oberon (Jenolan Caves) 246.0 259.3 in 1961* 78.7
Walcha (Karori) 208.1 208.8 in 1975* 87.0
Captains Flat (Foxlow St) 209.0 225.6 in 1966* 73.1
Marra Creek (Womboin) 129.8 157.0 in 1983* 34.3
Kurrajong Heights (Bells Line of Road) 276.0 278.6 in 1984* 109.0
Bombala (Therry Street) 185.4 279.3 in 1988 65.5
Concord Golf Club 169.8 181.4 in 1987* 88.1
Nimmitabel (Cottesloe) 192.4 300.6 in 1988* 96.6
Tuross 195.0 200.8 in 1988* 90.7
Menindee Post Office 72.6 78.0 in 1992 21.2
Macquarie Park (Willandra Village) 182.9 355.6 in 1984* 90.9
Nerriga Composite 190.0 202.2 in 1988* 65.8
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 189.0 199.2 in 1995 73.2
Broken Hill Airport AWS 75.8 94.2 in 1995 21.6
Number One (Murrays Creek) 210.8 253.0 in 1996 99.5
Upper Pappinbarra (Hillcrest) 321.4 508.0 in 1975* 126.6
Bourke Airport AWS 130.8 158.4 in 2000 43.6
Coonamble Airport AWS 171.8 181.8 in 2000 56.1
Dubbo Airport AWS 180.8 181.8 in 2000 61.8
Dunedoo Post Office 164.9 185.5 in 2000 55.5
Greenethorpe (Iandra) 138.4 151.2 in 1995* 44.6
Merriwagga (Sylvanham) 72.2 84.2 in 2000 28.8
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 167.9 199.9 in 2000 74.8
Wallabadah (Woodton) 251.8 267.0 in 2000 72.7
Wanaaring Post Office 115.4 127.2 in 2000 25.8
Cooma Visitors Centre 145.6 165.3 in 2000* 64.4
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 254.2 316.8 in 2000* 65.1
Elsmore (Danthonia) 205.2 236.4 in 2001 87.9
Mendooran Post Office 154.7 171.0 in 2000* 53.3
Montague Island Lighthouse 145.4 167.8 in 2000* 76.4
Nelligen (Thule Road) 212.6 239.8 in 2000* 82.9
Nullamanna (Belmore) 215.6 226.5 in 2001 88.2
Pindari Dam 184.2 245.6 in 2000* 85.7
Tulloona (Coolanga) 180.0 242.4 in 2000* 57.8

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




Record lowest November daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Balranald (RSL) 12.9 on the 12th 13.9 on the 8th in 1971 114 28.2
Broken Hill Airport AWS 13.7 on the 11th 14.9 on the 15th in 1961 32 28.9
Mudgee Airport AWS 13.5 on the 13th 14.1 on the 19th in 2001 30 26.5
Forbes Airport AWS 13.9 on the 13th 15.8 on the 22nd in 2011 26 29.1
Deniliquin Airport AWS 14.2 on the 12th 15.6 on the 11th in 2013 25 28.2
Parkes Airport AWS 13.0 on the 13th 15.8 on the 22nd in 2011 25 28.4
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 15.1 on the 12th 16.4 on the 22nd in 2007 22 30.8
Pooncarie Mail Agency 13.8 on the 11th 15.3 on the 29th in 2010 20 31.1



Record lowest November mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 22.9 = 22.9 in 1998 54 25.6
Oberon (Albion St) 16.6 16.8 in 1947 49 20.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 16.2 = 16.2 in 1999 29 20.1
Ulladulla AWS 19.8 20.1 in 2010 29 21.7
Richmond RAAF 23.1 23.5 in 1998 28 27.2
Cootamundra Airport 22.2 22.6 in 1999 26 26.4
Forbes Airport AWS 24.4 24.7 in 1999 25 29.1
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 20.0 20.9 in 1999 25 24.4
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 12.6 12.7 in 1999 24 15.9
Coonamble Airport AWS 26.8 = 26.8 in 1999 24 31.1
Deniliquin Airport AWS 24.7 = 24.7 in 1999 24 28.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 22.8 23.3 in 1998 24 26.6
Khancoban AWS 21.6 22.5 in 2001 24 25.3
Parkes Airport AWS 23.8 24.4 in 1999 24 28.4
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 21.4 22.3 in 2003 22 24.2
Moruya Airport AWS 20.3 21.0 in 2003 22 22.6
West Wyalong Airport AWS 24.2 24.5 in 1999 22 28.8
Yanco Agricultural Institute 24.5 25.3 in 1999 22 28.9
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 26.8 = 26.8 in 2010 21 30.8
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 21.4 22.5 in 2003 21 25.0
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 22.3 23.0 in 2010 20 27.2
Gunnedah Airport AWS 26.5 27.0 in 2010 20 30.8
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 19.9 20.9 in 2003 20 22.4
Moss Vale AWS 18.6 19.8 in 2001 20 22.3

Lowest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 22.5 21.5 in 1916* 26.7
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 19.5 19.4 in 1974 21.4
Goulburn TAFE 19.6 18.7 in 1974* 23.0
Bombala AWS 17.0 16.2 in 1992 20.8
Burrinjuck Dam 21.8 20.3 in 1992 24.1
Cooma Airport AWS 17.5 16.7 in 1992 21.4
Wagga Wagga AMO 23.0 21.9 in 1992 26.0
Young Airport 21.9 21.7 in 1992 26.3
Cooma Visitors Centre 19.3 18.7 in 1992* 22.6
Griffith Airport AWS 24.8 24.1 in 1992* 28.3
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 19.5 =19.5 in 1992* 20.9
Albury Airport AWS 23.1 22.6 in 1996 26.3
Bombala (Therry Street) 18.8 =18.8 in 1996 21.3
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 23.0 22.8 in 1996 26.7
Hume Reservoir 22.9 22.4 in 1996 25.2
Balranald (RSL) 24.8 24.4 in 1996* 28.2
Badgerys Creek AWS 23.1 22.1 in 1998 26.7
Bega AWS 21.4 20.7 in 1998 23.7
Bellambi AWS 20.6 20.1 in 1998 22.4
Camden Airport AWS 23.2 23.0 in 1998 26.4
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 22.2 22.0 in 1998 24.9
Penrith Lakes AWS 24.1 23.8 in 1998 27.7
Bankstown Airport AWS 23.1 23.0 in 1999 25.5
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 25.1 23.9 in 1999 28.2
Bathurst Agricultural Station 20.3 20.1 in 1999 23.5
Bathurst Airport AWS 20.3 19.5 in 1999 23.9
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 18.6 18.4 in 1999 22.2
Brewarrina Hospital 28.3 27.5 in 1999 32.5
Cessnock Airport AWS 24.0 23.7 in 1999 27.1
Cobar Airport AWS 26.3 26.1 in 1999 30.6
Cobar MO 26.9 25.9 in 1999 29.8
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 25.5 25.4 in 1999 28.8
Condobolin Airport AWS 25.6 25.0 in 1999 29.4
Dubbo Airport AWS 25.0 23.7 in 1999 28.9
Dunedoo Post Office 24.5 24.4 in 1999 27.9
Goulburn Airport AWS 19.7 19.4 in 1999 23.2
Lake Victoria Storage 25.3 25.0 in 1999 27.4
Mangrove Mountain AWS 21.7 21.0 in 1999 24.6
Menindee Post Office 27.0 26.5 in 1999 30.1
Mount Boyce AWS 17.2 16.8 in 1999 20.5
Mudgee Airport AWS 22.4 22.3 in 1999 26.5
Narrandera Airport AWS 24.9 24.4 in 1974* 28.3
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 21.7 21.5 in 1999 23.6
Orange Agricultural Institute 18.9 17.3 in 1999 21.5
Orange Airport AWS 18.1 17.6 in 1999 22.0
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 24.3 23.5 in 1999 27.0
Peak Hill Post Office 25.9 24.6 in 1999 28.5
Quirindi Post Office 25.3 24.2 in 1999 28.7
Scone Airport AWS 24.5 23.4 in 1999 28.3
Sydney Airport AMO 22.6 22.4 in 1999 24.2
Taralga Post Office 18.4 17.5 in 1999 21.6
Thredbo Village 14.1 =14.1 in 1999 16.6
Tumbarumba Post Office 20.8 20.5 in 1999 22.9
Williamtown RAAF 23.8 23.3 in 1999 25.6
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 23.3 22.8 in 1999* 27.9
Hillston Airport 25.5 25.3 in 1999* 28.7
Lake Cargelligo Airport 25.5 25.2 in 1999* 29.5
Tamworth Airport AWS 25.9 25.4 in 2001 28.7
Thredbo AWS 9.0 8.8 in 2001 11.7
Trangie Research Station AWS 26.7 26.4 in 2000* 29.0

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




Record highest November daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 22.2 on the 12th = 22.2 on the 29th in 2008 24 17.0



Lowest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Thredbo AWS 1.2 -0.5 in 1999 2.8
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 8.8 8.4 in 2001 9.9



Record lowest November mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 20.8 = 20.8 in 2010 21 23.4
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 17.3 17.5 in 2003 21 19.3
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 17.8 18.2 in 2010 20 20.7
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 17.4 17.6 in 2003 20 18.9

Lowest November mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Oberon (Albion St) 11.5 10.8 in 1956* 13.6
Griffith Airport AWS 19.1 15.1 in 1992* 20.6
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.4 17.3 in 1999 20.1
Bathurst Agricultural Station 15.0 13.4 in 1999 16.2
Bombala AWS 12.1 11.4 in 1999 14.0
Brewarrina Hospital 22.1 21.0 in 1999 24.4
Burrinjuck Dam 16.5 16.3 in 1999 17.6
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 9.1 8.6 in 1999 11.6
Camden Airport AWS 18.3 17.2 in 1999 19.7
Cobar Airport AWS 21.0 19.4 in 1999 23.1
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 19.6 17.9 in 1999 21.0
Condobolin Airport AWS 19.4 17.6 in 1999 21.6
Cooma Airport AWS 12.1 11.1 in 1999 14.0
Coonamble Airport AWS 21.0 19.4 in 1999 23.3
Cootamundra Airport 16.4 15.4 in 1999 18.5
Deniliquin Airport AWS 17.8 17.0 in 1999 20.1
Dubbo Airport AWS 19.3 16.9 in 1999 21.2
Dunedoo Post Office 18.8 17.5 in 1999 20.2
Forbes Airport AWS 18.8 17.4 in 1999 20.9
Goulburn TAFE 14.9 13.8 in 1999 16.3
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 17.2 16.2 in 1999 19.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 18.5 17.8 in 1999 20.5
Menindee Post Office 21.0 19.8 in 1999 22.3
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 16.6 16.3 in 1999 17.1
Mount Boyce AWS 13.1 11.7 in 1999 15.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 12.6 11.6 in 1999 15.1
Parkes Airport AWS 18.1 16.7 in 1999 20.2
Peak Hill Post Office 20.5 18.7 in 1999 21.5
Penrith Lakes AWS 19.4 18.5 in 1999 21.3
Richmond RAAF 18.6 18.0 in 1999 20.7
Scone Airport AWS 19.0 16.7 in 1999 20.7
Taralga Post Office 13.5 11.5 in 1999 14.7
Thredbo AWS 5.1 4.1 in 1999 7.3
Wagga Wagga AMO 17.3 16.3 in 1999 18.5
West Wyalong Airport AWS 18.2 17.2 in 1999 20.9
Yanco Agricultural Institute 18.7 18.2 in 1999 21.6
Young Airport 16.2 14.6 in 1999 17.9
Hillston Airport 19.7 18.5 in 1999* 21.2
Lake Cargelligo Airport 20.1 18.6 in 1999* 21.8
Trangie Research Station AWS 20.5 17.7 in 1999* 21.4
Albury Airport AWS 17.4 17.2 in 2001 19.0
Bankstown Airport AWS 19.1 =19.1 in 2001 20.0
Bathurst Airport AWS 15.2 14.9 in 2001 16.7
Bourke Airport AWS 23.1 21.2 in 1999* 25.3
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 13.9 13.7 in 2001 15.3
Goulburn Airport AWS 14.5 13.8 in 2001 15.7
Gunnedah Airport AWS 20.6 20.1 in 2001 22.4
Hume Reservoir 17.7 =17.7 in 2001 18.5
Khancoban AWS 15.7 15.3 in 2001 17.4
Lake Victoria Storage 19.1 18.8 in 2001 20.4
Mangrove Mountain AWS 17.5 =17.5 in 2001 19.2
Moss Vale AWS 14.5 14.4 in 2001 16.4
Mudgee Airport AWS 17.3 17.1 in 2001 18.9
Orange Airport AWS 13.6 13.3 in 2001 15.2
Thredbo Village 9.2 9.0 in 2001 10.3
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 15.0 =15.0 in 2001 17.1

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




Summary statistics for November 2021
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2021
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2021
Mean for
November
2021
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2021
Total for
November
2021
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2021
Fraction of
November
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 28.2 -3.5 35.9 18th 16.5 -0.6 9.2 15th 61.2 23.9 high 256%
Smithville AWS 30.2   37.9 19th 17.6   9.6 12th 33.4
Tibooburra Airport 30.5 -2.1 40.1 19th 18.1 -0.9 10.0 12th 47.0 24.2 high 194%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 29.9   40.3 19th 18.2   10.6 15th 38.0
White Cliffs AWS 27.7 -4.6 34.8 18th 17.0 -1.4 10.3 14th 141.6 31.0 v high 457%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 27.9 -4.2 35.6 18th 15.7 -0.3 9.8 15th 67.2 23.8 v high 282%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 25.7 -3.2 34.9 6th 14.4 -0.5 8.1 15th 75.8 21.6 v high 351%
Lake Victoria Storage 25.3 -2.1 34.0 30th 13.0 -0.3 7.0 16th 54.8 23.6 v high 232%
Menindee Post Office 27.0 -3.1 35.6 30th 14.9 +0.2 8.5 17th 72.6 21.2 v high 342%
Mulurulu AWS 26.0   34.9 18th 14.0   7.4 17th 62.8
Pooncarie Mail Agency 26.4 -4.7 35.5 2nd 13.8 -0.7 7.1 17th 146.1 21.7 highest 673%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 29.3 -3.7 39.1 19th 16.9 -0.7 8.8 14th 130.8 43.6 v high 300%
Brewarrina Hospital 28.3 -4.2 34.8 10th 16.0 -0.2 8.0 14th 105.8 34.8 v high 304%
Cobar Airport AWS 26.3 -4.3 33.8 19th 15.6 -0.1 6.8 14th 105.4 35.8 v high 294%
Cobar MO 26.9 -2.9 35.6 19th 15.9 -0.2 7.5 14th 111.4 36.4 v high 306%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 29.6 -2.6 38.2 19th       108.8 53.7 high 203%
Noona AWS 26.7   33.6 18th 15.9   9.4 15th 103.8
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 29.5   40.1 19th 17.1   8.4 14th 98.8
Wanaaring Post Office 29.5 -3.4 40.0 19th 16.6 -0.6 7.6 16th 115.4 25.8 v high 447%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 24.8 -3.4 33.6 30th 13.5 +0.8 8.3 16th 82.2 28.8 v high 285%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 26.4   33.2 18th 13.1   2.0 14th 122.6
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 26.8 -4.0 34.8 18th 14.8 -1.2 7.9 15th 63.4 23.9 highest 265%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 25.5 -3.3 31.2 18th 13.5 +0.3 4.5 17th 152.5 41.6 highest 367%
Condobolin Airport AWS 25.6 -3.8 30.9 6th 13.3 -0.5 3.4 17th 158.2 49.5 highest 320%
Peak Hill Post Office 25.9 -2.6 30.4 10th 15.0 +0.4 4.0 1st 173.8 48.2 v high 361%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 24.2 -4.6 31.2 30th 12.2 -0.9 4.8 17th 123.0 47.9 highest 257%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 26.8 -4.3 34.4 20th 15.2 -0.4 5.8 15th 171.8 56.1 v high 306%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 27.6   36.9 19th 15.7   6.5 14th 124.0
Trangie Research Station AWS 26.7 -2.3 33.4 10th 14.2 +0.4 4.7 15th 99.0 44.6 v high 222%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 28.9   37.3 19th 15.6   6.6 14th 146.2
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 29.8 -2.5 36.1 20th 17.6 +0.8 8.9 14th 143.0 46.5 v high 308%
Walgett Airport AWS 29.3 -3.0 38.4 20th 15.8 -0.3 5.8 17th 184.0 47.6 highest 387%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 28.9 -2.2 33.9 20th 16.4 -0.1 7.2 16th 160.2 73.7 high 217%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 25.1 -3.1 28.9 9th 13.2 +1.2 3.5 16th 189.0 73.2 v high 258%
Narrabri Airport AWS 27.5 -3.8 33.0 20th 15.8 -0.3 7.9 15th 181.6 73.1 v high 248%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 26.5 -4.3 30.9 20th 14.7 +0.6 5.6 15th 304.8 70.8 highest 431%
Quirindi Post Office 25.3 -3.4 30.2 20th       247.4 66.3 highest 373%
Tamworth Airport AWS 25.9 -2.8 29.9 10th 14.0 +0.7 5.8 16th 191.0 82.3 v high 232%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 21.6 -2.1 27.0 6th 10.9 +2.5 1.2 16th 209.8 85.4 highest 246%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 21.4 -2.3 26.2 10th 10.9 +1.7 2.0 16th 192.6 94.1 v high 205%
Armidale Airport AWS 20.3 -2.6 24.8 10th 11.0 +0.9 4.3 16th 192.2 96.5 v high 199%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 20.3 -2.3 24.5 29th 11.2 +1.3 4.5 14th 224.1 90.8 highest 247%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 20.4 -3.0 24.7 29th 10.4 +1.4 2.3 16th 253.2 120.1 v high 211%
Guyra Hospital 18.7 -2.3 22.5 29th 9.4 +0.4 2.8 14th 185.2 102.6 high 181%
Inverell (Raglan St) 24.5 -2.9 29.7 9th 12.7 +1.1 3.4 14th 195.8 99.7 high 196%
Inverell Research Centre 23.9 -2.2 28.3 9th 13.5 +0.6 5.0 14th 202.4 86.6 v high 234%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 21.2 -3.7 26.4 20th 12.7 +1.9 5.0 16th 186.9 84.5 v high 221%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 22.7 -2.9 28.1 12th 14.9 +0.5 11.6 13th 280.8 116.9 v high 240%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 25.6 -0.8 29.9 15th 17.0 +0.4 9.6 14th 102.8 118.2 average 87%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 25.0 -0.3 28.4 18th 18.8 +0.2 15.5 14th 162.6 89.7 high 181%
Casino Airport AWS 27.2 -1.9 34.3 12th 16.2 +0.3 9.2 15th 186.8 106.6 high 175%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 26.4 -0.5 34.1 12th 17.5 +0.5 11.8 14th 113.2 112.4 average 101%
Grafton Airport AWS 26.7 -2.0 33.6 12th 16.6 +0.8 8.9 15th 133.0 106.0 average 125%
Grafton Research Stn 26.5 -2.3 32.9 12th     10.3 15th 179.6 79.5 v high 226%
Lismore Airport AWS 26.8 -2.1 32.6 20th 15.8 +0.5 8.5 15th 120.6 95.0 average 127%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 25.9 -1.9 31.5 12th 17.3 +0.6 8.8 15th 214.9 120.3 v high 179%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.3 +0.6 32.9 12th 18.6 +1.1 14.9 14th 70.6 92.3 average 76%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 24.9   34.1 12th 17.2   9.2 14th 197.2
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 20.7 -1.8 26.5 12th 12.8 +0.7 6.5 16th 236.2 169.0 high 140%
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.9 -1.1 33.1 12th 15.1 +0.8 5.9 15th 185.4 105.4 high 176%
Manning (district 60)
Port Macquarie Airport AWS (Comparison) 24.8 -0.6 33.4 12th 15.6 +0.5 6.7 15th 225.8 142.9 high 158%
Port Maquarie (Port Macquarie Airport Aw 25.0   33.3 12th 15.6   6.3 15th 234.0
Taree Airport AWS 24.9 -1.2 31.7 12th 15.4 +0.3 7.7 15th 186.6 109.5 high 170%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 25.8 -1.1 30.5 7th 15.5 +1.4 8.4 15th 450.8 170.8 v high 264%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 24.0 -3.1 28.9 24th 14.0 +1.0 6.5 1st 231.0 76.6 highest 302%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 23.0 -3.2 28.6 12th 14.0 -0.1 6.9 1st 234.6 111.7 high 210%
Gosford AWS 22.2   28.4 19th 15.1   9.6 1st 190.2
Maitland Airport AWS 24.5   29.8 24th 14.5   6.4 1st 205.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS 21.7 -2.9 27.1 6th 13.2 -0.5 7.1 1st 223.4 96.4 v high 232%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 23.3 -5.1 30.2 10th 12.4 0.0 5.3 17th 224.2 61.2 highest 366%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 23.8   29.0 24th 12.5   4.0 16th 315.1
Murrurundi Gap AWS 20.7 -4.0 25.6 24th 12.1 -1.1 5.3 14th 216.4 85.8 v high 252%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 23.0 -1.8 26.1 13th 16.6 +0.6 14.0 15th 152.7 80.1 high 191%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 21.7 -1.9 27.2 12th 16.7 +0.5 12.5 16th 233.4 71.5 v high 326%
Norah Head AWS 23.1 -0.8 26.9 24th 16.5 -0.3 12.3 16th 207.8 94.1 v high 221%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 24.3 -2.7 29.5 12th 14.9 +0.8 7.9 1st 265.0 84.9 v high 312%
Scone Airport AWS 24.5 -3.8 30.2 20th 13.5 +0.4 6.0 17th 265.0 77.6 highest 341%
Singleton Defence AWS 24.1   29.3 20th 14.7   7.9 16th 231.0
Williamtown RAAF 23.8 -1.8 30.7 12th 15.6 +1.2 8.7 1st 213.8 83.4 v high 256%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 22.4 -4.1 27.2 9th 12.2 +0.9 3.3 16th 178.0 76.1 highest 234%
Nullo Mountain AWS 16.2 -3.9 21.0 9th 9.0 -1.1 2.9 14th 221.4 98.7 highest 224%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 20.3 -3.2 25.0 3rd 9.8 +0.8 3.5 14th 242.4 62.3 highest 389%
Bathurst Airport AWS 20.3 -3.6 24.9 3rd 10.1 +0.7 3.2 14th 206.6 68.5 highest 302%
Katoomba (Farnells Rd)     23.2 9th 8.8 -1.1 4.3 15th 284.0 110.1 v high 258%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 18.0 -4.8 22.7 19th 9.8 +0.4 3.6 1st 195.0 64.5 highest 302%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 18.1   23.1 24th 9.0   2.5 1st 186.6
Mount Boyce AWS 17.2 -3.3 22.2 24th 9.1 -0.8 3.2 14th 280.2 104.8 v high 267%
Oberon (Albion St) 16.6 -3.6 22.6 2nd 7.0 +0.1 2.1 14th 165.7 71.6 v high 231%
Orange Agricultural Institute 18.9 -2.6 22.5 30th 9.8 +0.6 0.5 1st 307.0 79.0 highest 389%
Orange Airport AWS 18.1 -3.9 22.9 30th 9.1 +0.7 1.9 17th 317.0 88.2 highest 359%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 23.3 -4.6 28.8 9th 12.6 +2.0 3.7 14th 254.2 65.1 v high 390%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 22.3 -4.9 27.4 9th 13.3 -1.0 6.6 17th 265.8 67.4 highest 394%
Dunedoo Post Office 24.5 -3.4 30.3 10th 13.0 +0.5 2.4 16th 164.9 55.5 v high 297%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 22.9 -5.2 29.6 30th 12.2 +0.6 5.2 17th 184.8 68.7 v high 269%
Dubbo Airport AWS 25.0 -3.9 30.8 10th 13.7 +0.2 4.0 16th 180.8 61.8 v high 293%
Forbes Airport AWS 24.4 -4.7 31.4 30th 13.2 +0.5 6.6 14th 172.6 50.1 highest 345%
Parkes Airport AWS 23.8 -4.6 28.2 18th 12.5 +0.4 4.0 17th 185.6 61.6 v high 301%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 23.1 -2.4 30.4 19th 15.1 +0.6 10.0 1st 151.2 76.3 v high 198%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 22.2 -2.7 29.2 19th 14.7 -0.2 8.3 15th
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 22.5   29.2 19th 14.3   8.5 1st 135.0 65.0 high 208%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 22.9 -2.7 28.2 19th     9.7 1st 174.4 84.4 v high 207%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 23.2   30.5 19th 16.1   12.9 1st 137.0
Sydney Airport AMO 22.6 -1.6 29.7 19th 15.9 +0.3 12.4 15th 133.6 80.1 high 167%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 20.3 -1.9 24.8 19th 16.6 -0.6 13.6 12th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 22.9 -3.6 30.2 19th 15.3 -0.3 10.5 1st 146.6 86.1 high 170%
Terrey Hills AWS 20.8 -3.3 27.3 19th 14.6 -0.7 10.8 1st 190.6 100.4 high 190%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 23.1 -3.6 29.1 19th 13.7 +0.1 8.5 1st 145.0 69.9 high 207%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 22.8 -3.8 29.4 19th 14.2 -0.2 9.7 1st 176.8 78.8 high 224%
Penrith Lakes AWS 24.1 -3.6 31.5 19th 14.7 -0.3 10.5 1st 233.4 85.5 highest 273%
Richmond RAAF 23.1 -4.1 29.6 19th 14.0 -0.2 8.3 1st 254.6 81.0 highest 314%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 21.4 -2.8 27.7 19th 14.2 +0.8 8.3 1st 152.0 82.4 high 184%
Bellambi AWS 20.6 -1.8 24.7 19th 15.4 -0.4 11.3 16th
Camden Airport AWS 23.2 -3.2 29.0 19th 13.5 +0.5 7.9 1st 193.6 76.9 highest 252%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 23.1 -4.2 29.0 19th 13.2 -0.2 7.8 1st 185.6 72.2 v high 257%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 17.7   22.5 19th 9.8   5.0 15th 191.2
Holsworthy Defence AWS 22.0   30.1 19th 13.4   7.8 17th 174.0
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 19.9 -2.5 26.2 19th 14.9 -0.5 11.7 12th 190.0 84.0 v high 226%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 20.2   26.3 19th 14.1   8.6 16th 184.8
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 20.6 -2.0 25.6 19th 15.2 -0.5 12.1 12th 163.4 74.2 v high 220%
Moss Vale AWS 18.6 -3.7 24.5 25th 10.4 -0.2 4.7 16th 154.6 71.4 high 217%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 21.4 -3.6 28.9 19th 13.2 -0.4 8.7 1st 220.8 81.9 highest 270%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 21.4 -2.3 26.9 18th 11.9 +0.5 5.3 1st 113.4 64.8 high 175%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 18.6 -3.6 24.8 7th 9.3 +0.8 0.2 16th 241.4 79.1 highest 305%
Green Cape AWS 19.4 -1.3 22.6 24th 13.9 -0.4 9.8 15th 103.0 62.2 high 166%
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.3 -1.5 23.3 24th 12.1 +0.2 6.0 16th 98.8 78.7 high 126%
Montague Island Lighthouse 19.0 -1.2 22.5 25th 14.5 +0.1 10.8 16th 145.4 76.4 v high 190%
Moruya Airport AWS 20.3 -2.3 24.9 7th 13.1 +0.9 6.5 15th 163.6 87.8 v high 186%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 19.5 -1.9 23.7 7th 13.7 +0.9 8.7 16th 165.4 77.8 v high 213%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 19.5 -1.4 23.2 25th 13.8 +0.4 9.4 16th 167.9 74.8 v high 224%
Nerriga AWS 19.0   24.6 7th 10.1   3.2 16th 148.8
Ulladulla AWS 19.8 -1.9 24.1 19th 14.3 +0.1 9.5 16th 267.6 94.5 highest 283%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 18.8 -2.5 27.0 3rd 8.1 +1.1 2.0 1st 185.4 65.5 v high 283%
Bombala AWS 17.0 -3.8 24.3 3rd 7.3 +0.2 1.2 16th 157.4 68.0 highest 231%
Canberra Airport 20.2 -5.1 26.4 30th 9.4 -0.5 2.4 16th 152.6 72.2 v high 211%
Cooma Airport AWS 17.5 -3.9 23.2 30th 6.7 +0.1 0.2 16th 183.8 69.6 highest 264%
Cooma Visitors Centre 19.3 -3.3 25.0 30th 7.5 +0.4 1.3 16th 145.6 64.4 v high 226%
Goulburn Airport AWS 19.7 -3.5 25.7 30th 9.4 +1.1 1.1 17th 192.2 59.5 highest 323%
Goulburn TAFE 19.6 -3.4 25.5 30th 10.2 +0.5 3.6 16th 208.0 65.2 highest 319%
Mount Ginini AWS 11.2 -4.5 17.3 7th 3.6 -2.2 -4.7 16th
Taralga Post Office 18.4 -3.2 23.5 24th 8.5 +0.8 2.0 17th 192.5 68.6 v high 281%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 20.0 -4.4 26.9 30th 10.1 +0.2 1.9 16th
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 11.5 -3.1 18.2 30th 2.8 -0.7 -4.6 16th 317.6 182.1 high 174%
Thredbo AWS 9.0 -2.7 15.0 30th 1.2 -1.6 -6.5 16th 262.4 148.3 v high 177%
Thredbo Village 14.1 -2.5 20.5 30th 4.4 +0.5 -2.0 1st 294.0 163.5 v high 180%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 23.1 -3.2 29.3 30th 11.8 0.0 3.2 16th 123.4 62.0 v high 199%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 12.6 -3.3 18.8 30th 5.6 -1.7 -2.5 16th 275.6 118.7 highest 232%
Hume Reservoir 22.9 -2.3 29.8 30th 12.4 +0.6 4.0 16th 148.2 54.0 v high 274%
Khancoban AWS 21.6 -3.7 28.5 30th 9.8 +0.3 3.1 16th 182.4 90.2 highest 202%
Tumbarumba Post Office 20.8 -2.1 26.5 30th 8.8 +1.0 0.0 16th 231.4 76.1 v high 304%
Wagga Wagga AMO 23.0 -3.0 29.5 30th 11.7 +0.7 3.1 16th 158.4 48.1 highest 329%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 21.8 -2.3 31.0 30th 11.4 +0.3 5.0 16th 174.2 73.8 v high 236%
Cootamundra Airport 22.2 -4.2 28.9 30th 10.7 +0.2 2.9 17th 164.1 62.5 highest 263%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 22.5 -4.2 29.4 30th 11.9 +0.1 4.2 17th 226.4 51.4 v high 440%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 23.0 -3.7 30.2 30th 11.2 -0.8 4.5 16th 130.4 67.2 high 194%
Temora Airport 23.3 -5.3 29.9 30th 11.7 -0.2 3.4 1st 115.8 54.4 v high 213%
Young Airport 21.9 -4.4 29.7 30th 10.5 +1.0 3.0 17th 216.4 68.5 v high 316%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Deniliquin Airport AWS 24.7 -3.5 32.3 30th 10.9 -1.2 2.6 16th 46.2 42.2 average 109%
Kapooka (Defence) 23.6   30.2 30th 11.3   1.9 16th 234.8
Narrandera Airport AWS 24.9 -3.4 32.5 2nd 12.3 -0.3 4.8 1st 157.6 37.3 v high 423%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 24.5 -4.4 31.7 2nd 13.1 -1.2 6.9 17th 148.2 31.4 highest 472%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 24.8 -3.5 31.8 2nd 13.3 +0.5 5.7 14th 84.0 34.6 v high 243%
Hay Airport AWS 25.6 -4.3 33.2 2nd 12.8 -1.0 6.1 17th 69.4 45.1 high 154%
Hillston Airport 25.5 -3.2 33.0 30th 13.8 0.0 6.0 17th 147.5 29.8 v high 495%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 25.5 -4.0 31.6 30th 14.5 +0.3 6.0 15th 99.6 33.4 v high 298%
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 11 am on Friday 3 December 2021. 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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