New South Wales in July 2016: A warm month with wind and snow

New South Wales had another warm month in July despite two strong cold fronts, with a warm spell breaking records in several locations mid-month and the fourth-warmest July minimum temperatures on record. Rainfall was close to average for the State as a whole, with some parts of southern and central New South Wales recording their wettest July in over 20 years.

A wet July for parts of the State

Fourth-warmest July nights on record

Mid-month heatwave breaks records

  • Several stations broke records for July daily maximum or minimum temperatures during a warm spell between the 17th and 23rd
  • Warmest July daily dewpoint temperatures on record for several stations on the 20th

Cold fronts bring winter weather

  • Cold fronts caused widespread wind gusts above 90 km/h over 12-13 and 22-23 July
  • Heavy snow in alpine regions during cold fronts, with snow settling in parts of Canberra on the 13th

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Extremes in July 2016
Hottest day 29.5 °C at Murwillumbah (Bray Park) on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 22.3 °C at Casino Airport AWS
22.3 °C at Murwillumbah (Bray Park)
Coolest days on average 1.5 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -5.8 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 13th
Coldest night -8.7 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 13th
-8.7 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 14th
Coolest nights on average -3.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 13.6 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 18.4 °C at Mungindi Post Office on the 21st
Warmest on average overall 16.7 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Coolest on average overall -0.9 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 420.4 mm at Perisher Valley AWS
Driest overall 3.2 mm at Brewarrina Hospital
Wettest day 148.0 mm at Perisher Valley AWS on the 23rd
Strongest wind gust 128 km/h at Cabramurra SMHEA AWS on the 22nd
128 km/h at Cabramurra SMHEA AWS on the 23rd

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

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Record highest July daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Dandaloo (Kelvin) 73.0 on the 20th 58.9 on the 29th in 1916 126
Attunga (Minderoo) 63.0 on the 5th 59.0 on the 17th in 1986 57
Budgee Budgee (Botobolar Vineyard) 52.8 on the 20th 50.0 on the 20th in 1998 46
Tilpa (Trevallyn) 43.0 on the 20th 37.0 on the 14th in 2010 43
Mudgee Airport AWS 51.2 on the 20th 48.0 on the 21st in 1998 23
Nullo Mountain AWS 53.4 on the 20th 53.0 on the 21st in 1998 23
Dubbo Airport AWS 52.0 on the 20th 44.0 on the 21st in 1998 22
Tooma (Eudlo) 31.2 on the 23rd 28.8 on the 14th in 2010 20

Record highest July total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Tuena (Wyoming) 158.4 144.4 in 1984 66 70.2
Khancoban AWS 147.6 142.4 in 2008 20 91.8
Tooma (Eudlo) 113.0 93.0 in 2008 20 66.9

Highest July total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Golspie (Ayrston) 129.8 199.2 in 1922* 65.5
Bendalong STP 185.6 199.6 in 1984 69.7
Taralga Post Office 112.6 150.4 in 1984 67.0
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 102.0 167.7 in 1952* 61.4
Alectown (Cawdor) 97.2 134.4 in 1993 52.3
Fairlight Station 148.2 199.6 in 1993 72.9
Lockhart Bowling Club 76.4 78.2 in 1993 44.8
Adaminaby Alpine Tourist Park 95.8 111.0 in 1991* 54.4
Old Junee (Millbank) 103.1 121.4 in 1993* 47.0
Albury Airport AWS 116.8 163.0 in 1995 67.3
Henty Post Office 90.1 104.2 in 1995 59.3
Hume Reservoir 121.6 157.6 in 1995 76.9
Manildra (George St) 93.4 114.8 in 1993* 48.4
Mount Horeb (Marathorn) 121.2 180.6 in 1995 82.3
Murringo (Windermere) 116.3 169.6 in 1993* 63.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 173.4 198.5 in 1995 105.3
Wagga Wagga AMO 91.4 94.4 in 1995 54.9
Adelong (Tumut St) 130.4 181.8 in 1995* 81.7
Barmedman Post Office 80.9 82.0 in 1996 42.3
Bathurst Agricultural Station 101.6 111.2 in 1996 49.1
Bathurst Airport AWS 87.4 103.0 in 1996 45.2
Bruce (Australian Institute of Sport) 89.4 141.0 in 1993* 54.6
Coolamon Post Office 72.4 92.8 in 1996 46.6
Corowa Airport 89.9 91.4 in 1996 55.0
Ganmain (Rosedale) 85.6 93.8 in 1996 46.5
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 114.4 125.1 in 1995* 65.8
Junee Treatment Works 89.0 134.2 in 1993* 47.6
Ungarie Post Office 73.6 86.6 in 1996 36.9
Young Airport 116.6 126.2 in 1996 60.9

* 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
Lord Howe Island Aero 58.0 80.2 in 2009 28 141.1

Record highest July temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Sydney Airport AMO 27.0 on the 22nd 26.7 on the 24th in 1990 78 17.0
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 24.2 on the 22nd 23.6 on the 22nd in 1978 59 14.8
Inverell Research Centre 22.6 on the 20th 22.1 on the 18th in 1974 51 15.2
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 23.3 on the 19th 22.7 on the 31st in 1992 51 14.4
Bombala (Therry Street) 21.3 on the 18th 18.8 on the 21st in 2002 48 11.0
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 20.0 on the 20th = 20.0 on the 16th in 2003 43 12.5
Camden Airport AWS 26.0 on the 22nd 25.4 on the 22nd in 2009 40 17.3
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 29.5 on the 23rd 28.3 on the 31st in 1974 39 21.0
Guyra Hospital 18.7 on the 19th 17.7 on the 16th in 2003 33 10.4
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 25.3 on the 22nd 24.8 on the 31st in 1975 32 16.1
Lord Howe Island Aero 23.2 on the 23rd 22.4 on the 26th in 2004 28 18.9
Cessnock Airport AWS 24.9 on the 22nd 24.2 on the 4th in 2004 26 17.3
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 24.1 on the 22nd 23.9 on the 22nd in 2009 25 17.0
Bathurst Airport AWS 18.1 on the 22nd = 18.1 on the 24th in 1993 25 11.9
Bega AWS 26.3 on the 22nd 24.2 on the 31st in 2014 25 16.4
Bombala AWS 19.3 on the 18th 18.2 on the 23rd in 2003 25 10.6
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 18.5 on the 19th 18.2 on the 22nd in 2009 25 12.0
Cooma Airport AWS 19.7 on the 18th 18.1 on the 28th in 2002 25 10.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 15.4 on the 18th = 15.4 on the 7th in 1994 25 9.1
Scone Airport AWS 25.1 on the 19th 24.7 on the 4th in 1992 25 16.4
Tamworth Airport AWS 22.7 on the 22nd = 22.7 on the 25th in 2014 25 16.2
Ulladulla AWS 24.8 on the 22nd 23.9 on the 22nd in 2009 25 16.3
Ballina Airport AWS 28.7 on the 23rd 27.5 on the 1st in 2009 24 19.9
Cobar Airport AWS 24.5 on the 22nd 24.2 on the 31st in 2014 24 16.2
Condobolin Airport AWS 23.6 on the 22nd 23.5 on the 31st in 2014 23 15.2
Richmond RAAF 25.7 on the 22nd 25.4 on the 4th in 2004 23 17.5
Armidale Airport AWS 19.9 on the 20th 18.6 on the 18th in 2013 22 12.0
Casino Airport AWS 28.8 on the 22nd 27.3 on the 7th in 1998 22 20.5
Inverell (Raglan St) 25.0 on the 20th 22.2 on the 14th in 2008 22 16.4
Moree Aero 25.2 on the 20th 24.8 on the 31st in 2014 22 18.0
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.5 on the 22nd 25.9 on the 31st in 2014 22 18.7
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.7 on the 22nd 25.4 on the 22nd in 2009 21 17.3
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 25.5 on the 22nd 24.7 on the 31st in 2014 21 17.4
Forbes Airport AWS 21.8 on the 19th 21.5 on the 23rd in 2003 21 14.6
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 21.0 on the 22nd 20.2 on the 22nd in 2003 21 12.9
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 18.7 on the 19th 18.1 on the 31st in 2005 21 12.2
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 21.2 on the 20th 19.9 on the 18th in 2013 20 12.9
Bellambi AWS 25.3 on the 22nd 24.3 on the 31st in 2014 20 16.9
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 22.8 on the 20th = 22.8 on the 31st in 2014 20 14.4
Glen Innes Airport AWS 20.4 on the 20th 20.3 on the 16th in 2003 20 13.2
Taree Airport AWS 26.5 on the 22nd 26.0 on the 25th in 2000 20 18.5

Record highest July mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Norfolk Island Aero 19.9 19.5 in 1998 77 18.3
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 22.3 22.0 in 2005 38 21.0
Lord Howe Island Aero 20.3 20.1 in 1993 27 18.9
Ballina Airport AWS 21.0 20.8 in 2009 23 19.9
Casino Airport AWS 22.3 21.6 in 2014 21 20.5
Norah Head AWS 18.5 = 18.5 in 2013 21 17.2
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 19.8 = 19.8 in 2014 21 18.7

Highest July mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Yamba Pilot Station 20.6 21.1 in 1946 19.0
Thredbo AWS 1.5 2.9 in 1993* -0.1

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


Record highest July daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Williamtown RAAF 15.7 on the 20th 15.2 on the 25th in 1990 66 6.4
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 16.7 on the 20th 15.7 on the 25th in 1990 59 8.5
Nyngan Airport 16.5 on the 20th 14.0 on the 19th in 2013 57 3.7
Taralga Post Office 11.3 on the 20th 10.2 on the 29th in 1975 56 0.6
Cobar MO 16.8 on the 20th 14.7 on the 23rd in 2003 55 5.0
Katoomba (Murri St) 12.2 on the 20th 11.1 on the 29th in 1975 54 2.6
Menindee Post Office 14.0 on the 22nd 13.9 on the 21st in 1962 54 4.1
Balranald (RSL) 13.0 on the 22nd = 13.0 on the 30th in 1975 51 3.5
Bathurst Agricultural Station 12.5 on the 20th 11.0 on the 5th in 1988 51 0.5
Inverell Research Centre 15.1 on the 23rd 13.3 on the 13th in 2012 51 3.6
Peak Hill Post Office 16.2 on the 20th 14.0 on the 24th in 1990 51 4.8
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 14.1 on the 21st = 14.1 on the 24th in 1981 51 1.0
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 14.0 on the 20th 13.2 on the 31st in 1975 50 3.1
Mungindi Post Office 18.4 on the 21st 16.0 on the 24th in 1990 50 4.7
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 15.5 on the 20th 15.2 on the 25th in 1990 50 6.2
Collarenebri (Albert St) 18.0 on the 21st 16.0 on the 24th in 1990 49 4.2
Dunedoo Post Office 13.5 on the 20th 13.3 on the 25th in 1993 48 2.0
Thredbo AWS 1.8 on the 22nd = 1.8 on the 19th in 2013 48 -5.3
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 14.8 on the 21st 14.6 on the 14th in 1975 47 5.5
Tabulam (Muirne) 15.6 on the 23rd 15.1 on the 31st in 2010 46 7.2
Brewarrina Hospital 16.4 on the 20th 15.1 on the 13th in 2012 45 4.4
Lake Cargelligo Airport 14.5 on the 20th 13.7 on the 23rd in 2003 45 3.4
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 13.6 on the 21st 12.7 on the 24th in 1990 45 -1.1
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 15.4 on the 20th 14.3 on the 29th in 1992 44 6.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 11.5 on the 22nd 11.4 on the 9th in 1993 43 0.7
Pindari Dam 15.1 on the 22nd 14.4 on the 2nd in 1981 43 2.0
Goulburn TAFE 11.4 on the 20th 10.4 on the 6th in 1988 42 1.5
Orange Agricultural Institute 12.0 on the 20th 10.5 on the 25th in 1993 41 1.5
Guyra Hospital 12.1 on the 21st 9.5 on the 13th in 2012 33 0.7
Oberon (Springbank) 10.5 on the 20th 10.0 on the 8th in 1984 33 -0.3
Broken Hill Airport AWS 15.0 on the 20th 14.7 on the 26th in 2007 28 4.7
Lord Howe Island Aero 19.2 on the 20th = 19.2 on the 5th in 2007 28 13.9
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 13.8 on the 20th 12.5 on the 14th in 1999 25 3.7
Bathurst Airport AWS 11.1 on the 20th 10.2 on the 25th in 1993 25 0.8
Bega AWS 12.0 on the 7th 11.8 on the 6th in 1998 25 2.3
Cessnock Airport AWS 16.3 on the 20th 13.8 on the 31st in 2010 25 4.0
Goulburn Airport AWS 11.3 on the 20th 9.0 on the 31st in 2010 25 0.2
Mount Boyce AWS 11.8 on the 20th 10.2 on the 25th in 1993 25 2.5
Mudgee Airport AWS 11.6 on the 20th 11.4 on the 31st in 2010 25 1.2
Nullo Mountain AWS 12.0 on the 20th 9.3 on the 25th in 1993 25 2.4
Scone Airport AWS 15.2 on the 12th 14.1 on the 5th in 2013 25 3.4
Tamworth Airport AWS 14.2 on the 21st 13.7 on the 27th in 1996 25 2.3
Wanaaring Post Office 17.9 on the 20th 15.8 on the 4th in 2007 25 4.2
Young Airport 13.1 on the 20th 12.6 on the 19th in 2013 25 1.0
Cobar Airport AWS 16.8 on the 20th 14.6 on the 23rd in 2003 24 3.1
Dubbo Airport AWS 14.0 on the 20th 12.5 on the 4th in 2007 24 3.0
Walgett Airport AWS 17.1 on the 20th 15.4 on the 13th in 2012 24 3.5
Condobolin Airport AWS 14.6 on the 20th 14.2 on the 23rd in 2003 23 2.9
Mangrove Mountain AWS 15.9 on the 20th 13.7 on the 6th in 1998 23 5.9
Armidale Airport AWS 13.6 on the 21st 11.2 on the 31st in 2010 22 1.2
Inverell (Raglan St) 14.3 on the 23rd 13.3 on the 31st in 2010 22 -0.3
Moree Aero 17.6 on the 21st 15.1 on the 27th in 1996 22 4.4
Norah Head AWS 17.3 on the 20th 15.8 on the 19th in 2013 22 9.7
Richmond RAAF 14.1 on the 21st 13.7 on the 1st in 2009 22 3.6
Badgerys Creek AWS 13.1 on the 23rd 12.8 on the 10th in 2001 21 4.1
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 15.3 on the 20th 14.2 on the 15th in 1999 21 5.7
Forbes Airport AWS 14.4 on the 20th 13.4 on the 23rd in 2003 21 2.6
Orange Airport AWS 12.0 on the 20th 10.2 on the 19th in 2013 21 0.4
Penrith Lakes AWS 13.9 on the 23rd 13.4 on the 29th in 2001 21 5.4
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 14.2 on the 21st 11.1 on the 31st in 2010 20 -0.4
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 13.5 on the 23rd 13.0 on the 31st in 2010 20 4.4
Glen Innes Airport AWS 13.2 on the 21st 12.1 on the 13th in 2012 20 -1.1
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 12.4 on the 20th 10.9 on the 19th in 2013 20 2.5
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 16.2 on the 20th 15.0 on the 19th in 2013 20 8.9

Record lowest July temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Mangrove Mountain AWS -0.4 on the 14th -0.1 on the 16th in 2007 23 5.9

Record highest July mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 8.6 8.4 in 1950 140 5.8
Wagga Wagga AMO 5.6 5.1 in 1993 74 2.7
Taralga Post Office 3.2 2.5 in 1993 56 0.6
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 6.3 5.6 in 1993 53 2.8
Thredbo AWS -3.3 -3.4 in 1999 47 -5.3
Tocumwal Airport 6.7 5.4 in 1990 45 3.4
Goulburn TAFE 4.2 3.5 in 1991 41 1.5
Cooma Visitors Centre -0.6 = -0.6 in 1974 40 -2.7
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 2.9 1.6 in 2001 24 0.0
Cessnock Airport AWS 6.4 6.3 in 1999 24 4.0
Cooma Airport AWS -0.4 = -0.4 in 2001 24 -2.1
Goulburn Airport AWS 3.6 1.9 in 2005 24 0.2
Wanaaring Post Office 6.7 6.4 in 2010 24 4.2
Albury Airport AWS 5.8 5.2 in 2013 23 3.1
Condobolin Airport AWS 6.0 5.2 in 2005 22 2.9
Armidale Airport AWS 2.6 = 2.6 in 2010 21 1.2
Richmond RAAF 5.7 = 5.7 in 1999 21 3.6
Cootamundra Airport 3.7 2.9 in 2005 20 1.1
Forbes Airport AWS 5.5 4.7 in 1996 20 2.6
Orange Airport AWS 2.6 1.5 in 2009 20 0.4
Penrith Lakes AWS 7.0 6.7 in 2001 20 5.4
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 2.1 1.6 in 2013 20 0.0

Highest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Bathurst Agricultural Station 3.3 5.1 in 1930* 0.5
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 8.3 8.5 in 1973 6.2
Hume Reservoir 6.7 6.9 in 1975* 4.0
Tumbarumba Post Office 2.2 2.4 in 1975* -0.1
Corowa Airport 5.7 6.0 in 1975* 2.8
Bathurst Airport AWS 3.3 3.6 in 1993 0.8
Burrinjuck Dam 5.0 5.1 in 1993 3.0
Dunedoo Post Office 4.6 6.3 in 1993 2.0
Gulgong Post Office 4.7 5.9 in 1993 2.6
Lord Howe Island Aero 15.4 15.9 in 1993 13.9
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 10.0 10.4 in 1993 8.1
Sydney Airport AMO 9.8 10.0 in 1993 7.2
Walgett Airport AWS 5.7 6.8 in 1993 3.5
Wellington (D&J Rural) 4.3 5.6 in 1993 2.2
Young Airport 3.7 4.3 in 1993 1.0
Hillston Airport 6.0 6.2 in 1993* 3.8
Lake Cargelligo Airport 5.7 5.9 in 1993* 3.4
Mungindi Post Office 7.1 8.5 in 1993* 4.7
Dubbo Airport AWS 4.9 5.1 in 1996 3.0
Mudgee Airport AWS 3.6 =3.6 in 1996 1.2

* 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 temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
July
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 13.0 12.6 in 2014 140 11.0
Norfolk Island Aero 17.4 = 17.4 in 1998 77 16.0
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 16.6 16.5 in 1946 77 15.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 13.3 = 13.3 in 1988 49 11.8
Bankstown Airport AWS 12.9 12.8 in 1988 47 11.2
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 13.2 13.0 in 1993 42 11.8
Camden Airport AWS 11.6 11.5 in 1988 39 10.1
Bega AWS 10.8 10.6 in 2001 24 9.3
Cessnock Airport AWS 12.3 11.8 in 1999 24 10.7
Cooma Airport AWS 5.3 = 5.3 in 2013 24 4.1
Goulburn Airport AWS 7.8 7.1 in 2013 24 5.9
Mangrove Mountain AWS 11.8 = 11.8 in 2013 22 10.6
Casino Airport AWS 15.3 15.1 in 2013 21 13.5
Richmond RAAF 12.1 11.6 in 2013 21 10.6
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 12.6 12.5 in 2013 20 11.6
Cootamundra Airport 8.6 8.3 in 2013 20 7.0
Forbes Airport AWS 9.8 = 9.8 in 2013 20 8.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 12.6 12.3 in 2005 20 11.6
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 7.4 7.2 in 2013 20 6.1

Highest July mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
July
Williamtown RAAF 13.3 13.6 in 1973 11.7
Tocumwal Airport 10.3 10.9 in 1975 8.6
Bombala (Therry Street) 6.7 6.8 in 1988* 5.0
Cooma Visitors Centre 6.0 6.3 in 1988* 4.3
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 7.5 7.6 in 1992 6.0
Ballina Airport AWS 15.5 16.6 in 1993 14.2
Barraba Post Office 10.0 11.0 in 1993 8.2
Bathurst Agricultural Station 7.8 8.0 in 1993 5.9
Bathurst Airport AWS 7.5 8.6 in 1993 6.3
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 10.6 11.1 in 1993 8.9
Lord Howe Island Aero 17.8 18.0 in 1993 16.4
Mudgee Airport AWS 9.1 10.3 in 1993 7.8
Prospect Reservoir 12.7 =12.7 in 1993 11.5
Tabulam (Muirne) 13.4 14.0 in 1993 11.8
Taralga Post Office 7.0 7.4 in 1993 5.4
Yamba Pilot Station 16.0 16.4 in 1993 14.4
Young Airport 8.3 9.4 in 1993 6.9
Condobolin Airport AWS 10.5 10.9 in 1993* 9.0
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 14.5 14.6 in 1993* 12.6
Thredbo AWS -0.9 -0.4 in 1993* -2.7
Bombala AWS 6.2 6.9 in 1996 5.3

* 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 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
July
2016
Mean for
July
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
July
2016
Total for
July
2016
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2016
Fraction of
July
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 17.0 +0.1 25.1 22nd 5.4 +0.9 -1.3 15th 29.4 18.8 average 156%
Tibooburra Airport 18.5 +0.4 29.3 22nd 7.8 +1.5 3.6 14th 3.6 13.4 average 27%
White Cliffs AWS 17.4 0.0 28.0 22nd 6.8 +1.2 1.8 15th 9.2 20.9 average 44%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 17.3 -0.3 26.6 22nd 5.6 +1.6 -1.8 15th 42.2 19.9 high 212%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 15.4 -0.1 23.2 19th 5.5 +0.8 -0.2 15th 27.2 18.1 high 150%
Lake Victoria Storage 15.8 +0.5 21.5 19th 5.7 +0.4 -0.1 17th 17.8 24.3 average 73%
Menindee Post Office 16.9 -0.1 24.2 19th 5.0 +0.9 0.2 17th 19.3 18.1 average 107%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 16.3 -0.8 21.2 17th 5.7 +1.4 -1.0 16th 17.3 22.3 average 78%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 17.7 -0.7 26.4 22nd 5.9 +1.8 -1.1 15th 22.8 14.2 high 161%
Brewarrina Hospital 18.7 +0.5 27.0 22nd 6.2 +1.8 -0.6 30th 3.2 28.6 low 11%
Cobar Airport AWS 15.9 -0.3 24.5 22nd 4.9 +1.8 -3.0 15th 27.0 23.2 average 116%
Cobar MO 15.7 -0.1 23.9 22nd 6.3 +1.3 0.9 14th 34.2 28.8 high 119%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 18.4 -0.8 26.9 22nd     0.2 30th 10.0 32.4 low 31%
Wanaaring Post Office 18.6 -0.2 27.4 18th 6.7 +2.5 1.1 30th 27.4 17.7 high 155%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 16.1 -0.4 24.5 19th 6.5 +1.5 1.6 15th 26.0 20.0 average 130%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 14.9 -0.1 23.5 22nd 6.3 +3.5 -1.3 14th 36.9 36.0 average 103%
Condobolin Airport AWS 15.0 -0.2 23.6 22nd 6.0 +3.1 -1.6 14th 38.8 33.5 average 116%
Peak Hill Post Office 15.0 -0.3 22.1 19th 6.4 +1.6 -0.1 14th 95.5 45.1 v high 212%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 14.4 +0.2 22.4 22nd 5.9 +2.9 0.0 16th 70.6 44.8 high 158%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 16.1 -0.9 23.8 22nd 5.3 +1.7 -0.1 16th 20.6 35.7 average 58%
Nyngan Airport 15.7 -0.7 24.0 22nd 6.0 +2.3 0.5 4th 34.0 29.4 average 116%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 19.3 +0.4 27.8 22nd 7.1 +2.4 0.2 31st 16.6 33.0 average 50%
Walgett Airport AWS 17.9 -0.5 26.5 22nd 5.7 +2.2 -0.9 29th 11.4 28.3 average 40%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 18.1 +0.1 25.2 20th 6.5 +2.1 -1.2 3rd 13.6 37.7 average 36%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 17.5 +1.4 23.1 18th 2.3 +2.0 -5.0 15th 53.5 43.6 average 123%
Narrabri Airport AWS 17.5 -0.3 24.5 20th 6.1 +2.1 -0.3 30th 59.8 32.2 high 186%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 16.7 -0.4 23.0 19th 3.3 +1.3 -5.6 15th 24.2 32.6 average 74%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 16.4 +0.3 22.8 17th 6.1 +1.3 -1.2 15th 20.0 42.2 average 47%
Quirindi Post Office 16.2 +0.3 23.0 19th 2.3 +0.7 -5.0 15th 47.8 48.1 average 99%
Tamworth Airport AWS 16.7 +0.5 22.7 22nd 3.7 +1.4 -3.6 15th 28.6 43.3 average 66%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 13.4 +0.7 19.0 19th 1.4 +2.5 -6.0 15th 44.4 52.2 average 85%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 14.1 +1.2 21.2 20th 1.7 +2.1 -6.1 3rd 33.6 39.4 average 85%
Armidale Airport AWS 12.9 +0.9 19.9 20th 2.6 +1.4 -4.6 3rd 40.4 42.2 average 96%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 13.7 +1.2 20.0 20th 3.1 +2.4 -4.0 2nd 58.8 55.5 average 106%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 14.3 +1.1 20.4 20th 1.1 +2.2 -7.6 2nd 65.0 48.5 high 134%
Guyra Hospital 11.9 +1.5 18.7 19th 2.3 +1.6 -3.4 2nd 60.6 57.5 average 105%
Inverell (Raglan St) 17.1 +0.7 25.0 20th 2.2 +2.5 -4.1 3rd 56.0 43.6 average 128%
Inverell Research Centre 16.4 +1.2 22.6 20th 5.1 +1.5 -1.2 3rd 46.8 48.3 average 97%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 15.8 +1.4 23.3 19th 2.7 +1.7 -5.4 2nd 15.6 53.5 low 29%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 18.0 +1.7 23.9 22nd 8.9 +1.7 5.2 2nd 32.6 44.1 average 74%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 21.0 +1.1 28.7 23rd 10.0 +1.4 4.1 3rd 33.4 113.7 low 29%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 19.8 +1.2 27.1 23rd 13.6 +1.6 10.8 6th 16.0 90.5 v low 18%
Casino Airport AWS 22.3 +1.8 28.8 22nd 8.3 +1.8 1.6 2nd 18.8 31.9 average 59%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 20.7 +1.1 27.8 23rd 11.3 +1.1 6.5 29th 26.2 71.7 low 37%
Grafton Airport AWS 21.3 +1.0 27.7 23rd 7.4 +2.4 1.3 2nd 18.0 32.9 average 55%
Grafton Research Stn 21.5 +1.4 27.6 23rd 9.0 +2.5 3.6 29th 20.4 50.8 average 40%
Lismore Airport AWS 21.7 +1.1 28.6 23rd 8.0 +2.0 0.7 30th 16.0 36.1 average 44%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 22.3 +1.3 29.5 23rd 9.6 +1.0 3.2 2nd 14.8 61.8 low 24%
Yamba Pilot Station 20.6 +1.6 27.3 23rd 11.5 +1.8 7.4 29th 17.6 100.9 low 17%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 20.2   27.9 23rd 8.0   1.6 26th 21.6
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 16.3 +1.9 22.8 20th 5.4 +1.0 -0.7 3rd 42.6 57.6 average 74%
Kempsey Airport AWS 20.6 +0.8 27.8 22nd 5.7 +0.7 -0.5 28th 14.8 22.6 low 65%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 20.3 +1.6 25.1 22nd 12.7 +1.5 8.2 14th 26.0 76.8 average 34%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 19.4 +1.3 25.5 22nd 9.5 +0.8 5.5 4th 32.3 86.2 low 37%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 19.8 +1.1 26.5 22nd 6.3 -0.2 -1.1 26th 16.6 64.0 low 26%
Taree Airport AWS 19.5 +1.0 26.5 22nd 7.0 +0.3 -2.5 15th 29.6 55.9 average 53%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 19.3 +0.8 25.0 12th 6.5 +1.0 0.6 15th 40.4 61.9 average 65%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 18.2 +0.9 24.9 22nd 6.4 +2.4 -3.1 4th 35.6 29.0 high 123%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 19.0   25.4 22nd 6.1   -1.4 15th 54.8
Gosford AWS 18.4   24.9 22nd 8.0   1.5 4th 104.6
Mangrove Mountain AWS 16.7 +1.4 23.1 22nd 6.8 +0.9 -0.4 14th 73.8 44.9 high 164%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 15.8   23.1 22nd 4.2   -3.6 4th 76.8 36.4 v high 211%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 12.4 +0.2 18.5 19th 5.2 +0.4 -1.3 15th 64.8 52.6 average 123%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 18.1 +0.7 24.5 22nd 10.4 +1.5 6.1 15th 88.0 139.1 average 63%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 18.4 +1.6 25.7 19th 10.5 +2.0 5.3 14th 53.4 93.2 average 57%
Newcastle University 18.5 +0.7 25.5 22nd 10.0 +2.7 4.6 4th 25.6 57.4 v low 45%
Norah Head AWS 18.5 +1.3 24.6 19th 10.5 +0.8 5.0 14th 82.6 88.2 average 94%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 18.6 +1.2 26.2 22nd 7.7 +1.5 -0.1 4th 50.6 40.3 average 126%
Scone Airport AWS 17.1 +0.7 25.1 19th 4.8 +1.4 -3.0 15th 70.0 41.0 high 171%
Singleton STP 18.0 +0.3 25.5 22nd 6.1 +1.8 -3.0 4th 40.4 27.1 high 149%
Williamtown RAAF 18.7 +1.6 26.5 22nd 8.0 +1.6 1.7 4th 52.6 72.5 average 73%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 14.8 +0.1 21.3 18th 4.7 +2.1 -1.4 4th 101.1 49.4 high 205%
Mudgee Airport AWS 14.6 +0.3 20.7 22nd 3.6 +2.4 -3.1 15th 104.4 46.7 v high 224%
Nullo Mountain AWS 9.6 +0.5 15.4 18th 3.0 +0.6 -2.8 14th 133.8 64.9 v high 206%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 12.1 +0.8 17.6 21st 3.3 +2.8 -2.2 1st 101.6 49.1 v high 207%
Bathurst Airport AWS 11.8 -0.1 18.1 22nd 3.3 +2.5 -1.7 4th 87.4 45.2 v high 193%
Katoomba (Murri St) 11.0 +1.6 16.4 22nd 4.0 +1.4 -2.2 14th 108.8 82.9 high 131%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 11.0 +0.4 17.0 22nd 2.4 +1.4 -5.4 4th 102.0 61.4 high 166%
Mount Boyce AWS 9.7 +0.3 15.9 22nd 3.1 +0.6 -2.0 14th 117.4 44.0 v high 267%
Oberon (Springbank) 8.8 +0.1 16.0 22nd 1.5 +1.8 -4.6 4th 116.1 70.9 high 164%
Orange Airport AWS 9.4 -0.3 15.7 21st 2.6 +2.2 -4.1 4th 148.2 79.7 v high 186%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 16.6 +0.7 24.5 19th 7.7 +1.4 2.1 14th 69.5 55.6 high 125%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 13.9 0.0 20.4 18th 6.2 +1.1 1.6 14th 40.6 41.9 average 97%
Dunedoo Post Office 15.5 +0.2 22.5 18th 4.6 +2.6 -3.5 15th 69.0 46.3 high 149%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 13.7 -0.3 20.0 19th 4.8 +2.5 -1.8 14th 105.6 48.7 v high 217%
Dubbo Airport AWS 15.2 -0.2 21.4 22nd 4.9 +1.9 -3.6 14th 105.2 44.8 v high 235%
Forbes Airport AWS 14.1 -0.5 21.8 19th 5.5 +2.9 -1.9 14th 64.4 42.1 high 153%
Parkes Airport AWS 13.8 -0.4 20.9 19th 4.9 +2.5 -2.9 14th 78.2 50.4 high 155%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 15.3 +0.1 21.5 18th 4.3 +2.1 -2.6 14th 110.0 49.6 v high 222%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 18.7 +1.5 25.8 22nd 7.0 +1.9 0.9 3rd 75.4 44.8 high 168%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 18.2 +0.8 25.5 22nd 7.2 +1.5 1.1 4th 95.4 59.5 high 160%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 18.0   25.4 22nd 6.0   -0.5 4th 58.6
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 18.3 +0.9 25.5 22nd 8.3 +2.1 1.5 4th 83.6 46.2 high 181%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 18.5 +2.2 25.7 22nd 10.0 +1.9 6.4 4th 104.6 97.1 average 108%
Sydney Airport AMO 19.0 +2.0 27.0 22nd 9.8 +2.6 5.7 14th 112.6 70.1 high 161%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 17.9 +0.9 25.2 22nd 11.1 +0.7 8.1 4th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 18.7   25.7 22nd 7.9   2.2 15th 83.4
Terrey Hills AWS 16.6 +0.6 23.8 22nd 9.0 +1.5 3.4 15th 94.6 63.5 high 149%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.5 +1.2 25.7 22nd 5.6 +1.5 -1.9 4th 44.6 24.7 high 181%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 18.1 +0.9 25.5 22nd 7.0 +1.2 0.6 14th 60.2 39.4 high 153%
Penrith Lakes AWS 18.3 +0.6 25.5 22nd 7.0 +1.6 1.0 15th 48.2 30.6 high 158%
Prospect Reservoir 17.9 +1.1 25.2 22nd 7.4 +1.3 1.3 14th 72.3 56.2 high 129%
Richmond RAAF 18.5 +1.0 25.7 22nd 5.7 +2.1 -1.9 15th 57.2 29.6 high 193%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 18.3 +0.8 26.0 22nd 8.3 +2.1 0.7 4th 64.6 54.1 average 119%
Bellambi AWS 17.8 +0.9 25.3 22nd 10.8 +0.8 7.5 4th 108.0 80.4 high 134%
Camden Airport AWS 18.4 +1.1 26.0 22nd 4.8 +1.9 -1.9 3rd 45.8 37.0 high 124%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 18.2   25.7 22nd 5.6   -1.0 4th 43.4 29.2 high 149%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 11.0   18.1 22nd 4.6   -0.6 24th 63.4
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 16.7 +0.9 24.1 22nd 10.2 +0.4 6.3 24th 65.2 113.3 low 58%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 18.0 +1.1 25.7 22nd 10.8 +0.9 7.1 25th 91.6 73.8 high 124%
Moss Vale AWS 12.2 +0.5 19.1 22nd 4.3 +2.0 -1.6 16th 95.2 48.8 high 195%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 16.9 +0.4 24.5 22nd 8.3 +1.7 2.3 25th 128.6 64.7 high 199%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 17.8 +1.4 26.3 22nd 3.7 +1.4 -1.7 4th 19.6 39.0 average 50%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 12.1 +0.1 18.5 19th 2.9 +2.9 -4.6 3rd 59.2 34.9 high 170%
Green Cape AWS 16.2 +0.8 20.6 11th 9.6 +0.4 6.5 24th 34.4 45.7 average 75%
Merimbula Airport AWS 17.5 +1.0 26.2 22nd 5.8 +1.7 1.1 24th 27.0 49.4 average 55%
Montague Island Lighthouse 16.6 +1.1 23.6 22nd 11.2 +1.2 7.9 24th 109.4 51.6 high 212%
Moruya Airport AWS 17.8 +0.7 25.7 22nd 6.2 +2.2 -1.1 29th 52.8 51.0 average 104%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 17.4 +1.2 24.9 22nd 8.6 +2.8 3.7 24th 63.0 55.1 high 114%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 17.2 +1.1 25.3 22nd 7.9 +1.2 2.8 14th 65.4 49.1 high 133%
Nerriga AWS 12.3   18.5 22nd 2.9   -3.4 15th 64.6
Ulladulla AWS 17.1 +0.8 24.8 22nd 9.6 +0.8 6.0 4th 150.0 74.7 high 201%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 13.0 +2.0 21.3 18th 0.4 +1.5 -6.0 4th 77.4 46.1 high 168%
Bombala AWS 11.6 +1.0 19.3 18th 0.9 +1.0 -5.3 4th 75.0 37.2 high 202%
Canberra Airport 12.7   18.8 19th 2.2   -5.2 3rd 71.0
Cooma Airport AWS 10.9 +0.7 19.7 18th -0.4 +1.7 -6.9 4th 47.6 29.6 high 161%
Cooma Visitors Centre 12.6 +1.2 20.5 18th -0.6 +2.1 -7.5 3rd 35.5 28.4 high 125%
Goulburn Airport AWS 12.1 +0.5 17.9 22nd 3.6 +3.4 -3.4 16th 37.0 34.4 average 108%
Goulburn TAFE 11.6 +0.1 17.7 22nd 4.2 +2.7 -1.6 16th 58.8 42.2 high 139%
Mount Ginini AWS 3.3 +1.0 9.7 16th -1.8 +0.7 -7.5 13th 197.0 104.1 v high 189%
Taralga Post Office 10.8 +0.5 18.0 21st 3.2 +2.6 -2.7 24th 112.6 67.0 high 168%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 12.6 +0.4 18.7 19th 2.1 +2.1 -5.0 3rd 64.4 42.0 high 153%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 3.6   10.3 16th -2.3   -7.2 13th 420.4
Thredbo AWS 1.5 +1.6 7.2 17th -3.3 +2.0 -8.7 13th 157.2 109.6 high 143%
Thredbo Village 6.0 +0.6 12.0 18th -1.8 +1.9 -5.5 17th 349.5 166.8 v high 210%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 13.3 +0.2 18.2 22nd 5.8 +2.7 -0.4 16th 116.8 67.3 v high 174%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 3.9 +0.1 11.0 16th -0.5 +0.4 -5.5 14th 134.2 113.5 high 118%
Hume Reservoir 12.8 +0.5 18.2 22nd 6.7 +2.7 0.5 24th 121.6 76.9 high 158%
Khancoban AWS 11.6 0.0 17.4 22nd 4.6 +3.0 -0.4 24th 147.6 91.8 highest 161%
Tumbarumba Post Office 11.0 +0.3 16.5 19th 2.2 +2.3 -2.8 16th 173.4 105.3 high 165%
Wagga Wagga AMO 13.4 +0.7 19.9 22nd 5.6 +2.9 -1.1 24th 91.4 54.9 high 166%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 12.5 +0.9 18.0 22nd 5.0 +2.0 0.8 25th 156.6 102.8 high 152%
Cootamundra Airport 13.2 +0.3 19.0 22nd 3.7 +2.6 -2.4 24th 100.3 61.4 high 163%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 13.0 +0.1 20.0 19th 4.9 +1.8 -1.6 16th 106.8 56.7 v high 188%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 14.0 +1.1 21.0 22nd 5.0 +2.5 -1.2 24th 114.4 65.8 v high 174%
Temora Airport 13.6 0.0 21.3 22nd 4.9 +2.6 -1.6 14th 61.0 42.8 high 143%
Young Airport 13.0 +0.1 18.8 17th 3.7 +2.7 -3.1 14th 116.6 60.9 v high 191%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 13.7 +0.6 19.0 19th 5.7 +2.9 -1.0 16th 89.9 55.0 high 163%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 13.7 -0.6 17.8 31st 6.4 +3.1 0.9 17th 43.0 29.2 high 147%
Narrandera Airport AWS 14.2 0.0 21.1 22nd 6.0 +2.9 -0.7 16th 55.0 37.2 high 148%
Tocumwal Airport 13.9 0.0 18.3 19th 6.7 +3.3 0.4 24th 54.3 42.2 high 129%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 14.2 -0.1 20.9 22nd 6.7 +1.8 -0.1 16th 58.2 34.2 high 170%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 14.6 +0.1 22.7 22nd 5.7 +2.2 -1.1 16th 60.4 34.3 high 176%
Hay Airport AWS 14.8   20.4 19th 5.8   -1.6 17th 29.0 23.1 average 126%
Hillston Airport 15.5 +0.6 23.4 22nd 6.0 +2.2 0.6 14th 50.5 31.2 high 162%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 14.8 -0.7 24.3 22nd 5.7 +2.3 -0.8 14th 16.2 33.7 low 48%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 20.3 +1.4 23.2 23rd 15.4 +1.5 9.9 4th 58.0 141.1 lowest 41%
Norfolk Island Aero 19.9 +1.6 21.8 25th 14.9 +1.3 12.0 2nd 65.0 140.6 v low 46%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary 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. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 1 August 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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