New South Wales in November 2014: Another warm, dry month

November was another warm and dry month for New South Wales. Both maximum (+4.06 °C) and minimum (+2.14 °C) temperatures were very much above average across the State, the third- and eighth-warmest on record respectively, resulting in the fourth-warmest November on record for statewide mean temperatures. Temperatures were well above average across the state but particularly in the northeast, where several stations recorded their warmest November on record.

There were several warm periods during the month, with the most significant occurring between the 14th and 15th and between the 20th and 24th. November daily maximum temperature records were equalled or broken at many stations during the month, predominantly in the northeast, with many sites also breaking records for spells of days above 25 or 30 °C.

The statewide average rainfall during November was 54% below average, the driest November since 2002. Most of the state recorded well below average rainfall, with the exception of near-average rainfall in parts of the southwest. While there were no major rain events, there were several periods of thunderstorm activity during the month which caused localised heavy rain, strong winds and hail.

  • Fourth-warmest mean November temperatureson record
  • Third-warmest November for maximum temperatures
  • Driest November since 2002

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Extremes in November 2014
Hottest day 45.8 °C at Bourke Airport AWS on the 14th
45.8 °C at Bourke Airport AWS on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 37.5 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 13.7 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 4.4 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 16th
Coldest night -6.1 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 2nd
Coolest nights on average 3.2 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 20.7 °C at Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen
Warmest night 30.8 °C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 23rd
Warmest on average overall 28.7 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest on average overall 9.1 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 237.8 mm at Bangalow (Fowlers Lane)
Driest overall 1.9 mm at Wanaaring Post Office
Wettest day 108.0 mm at Nashua (Wilsons River) on the 27th
Strongest wind gust 115 km/h at Tibooburra Airport on the 14th

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Record lowest November total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Dora Creek (Dora St) 24.0 24.2 in 1910 23 98.3
Tamworth Airport AWS 32.4 36.2 in 2012 22 87.6
Walgett Airport AWS 2.4 3.0 in 1993 22 46.0
Armidale Airport AWS 21.8 40.8 in 1998 21 106.2


Record highest November temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Collarenebri (Albert St) 45.2 on the 23rd = 45.2 on the 18th in 1944 100 32.1
Nyngan Airport 45.0 on the 23rd = 45.0 on the 20th in 2009 89 30.0
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 41.6 on the 23rd 41.1 on the 19th in 1968 58 27.8
Hillston Airport 43.5 on the 14th = 43.5 on the 20th in 2009 57 28.5
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 44.4 on the 23rd = 44.4 on the 20th in 2009 56 28.7
Katoomba (Murri St) 36.0 on the 23rd = 36.0 on the 26th in 1997 51 20.3
Inverell Research Centre 38.6 on the 15th 38.3 on the 19th in 1968 50 25.8
Scone SCS 43.8 on the 23rd 43.4 on the 19th in 1968 50 27.7
Wyalong Post Office 42.2 on the 23rd = 42.2 on the 26th in 1997 50 27.3
Barraba Post Office 41.0 on the 15th 40.9 on the 19th in 1968 49 27.9
Mungindi Post Office 44.9 on the 15th 44.0 on the 19th in 2009 48 32.1
Quirindi Post Office 43.2 on the 23rd 42.2 on the 20th in 2009 48 28.5
Wellington (Agrowplow) 43.0 on the 23rd = 43.0 on the 20th in 2009 48 28.4
Bowral (Parry Drive) 38.3 on the 23rd 38.0 on the 20th in 2009 47 21.4
Dunedoo Post Office 43.7 on the 23rd 43.0 on the 20th in 2009 47 27.7
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 42.1 on the 23rd 41.8 on the 26th in 1997 47 26.6
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 42.5 on the 23rd 40.8 on the 10th in 2002 46 26.7
Murrurundi Post Office 40.6 on the 23rd = 40.6 on the 19th in 1968 45 27.3
Quandialla Post Office 43.4 on the 23rd = 43.4 on the 26th in 1997 45 27.6
Tabulam (Muirne) 39.2 on the 15th 37.2 on the 10th in 1995 45 25.3
Trangie Research Station AWS 45.0 on the 23rd 44.8 on the 20th in 2009 45 28.8
Lostock Dam 43.7 on the 23rd 42.0 on the 26th in 1997 43 26.5
Pindari Dam 39.6 on the 23rd 38.9 on the 18th in 2009 43 27.8
Gulgong Post Office 42.1 on the 23rd 41.4 on the 21st in 2009 41 26.7
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 43.9 on the 23rd 42.8 on the 20th in 2009 40 26.7
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 34.5 on the 23rd 33.0 on the 20th in 2009 39 22.3
Oberon (Springbank) 35.3 on the 23rd 35.2 on the 20th in 2009 32 19.9
Guyra Hospital 33.2 on the 23rd 31.6 on the 20th in 2009 31 20.5
Cessnock Airport AWS 44.5 on the 23rd 43.2 on the 20th in 2009 25 26.6
Bathurst Airport AWS 38.8 on the 23rd = 38.8 on the 20th in 2009 23 23.4
Mount Boyce AWS 35.5 on the 23rd 35.0 on the 20th in 2009 23 19.9
Mudgee Airport AWS 42.5 on the 23rd 41.1 on the 20th in 2009 23 26.0
Scone Airport AWS 43.5 on the 23rd 43.2 on the 20th in 2009 23 27.7
Tamworth Airport AWS 41.9 on the 15th 41.2 on the 20th in 2009 23 28.0
Young Airport 42.1 on the 23rd 41.1 on the 26th in 1997 23 25.9
Cobar Airport AWS 45.7 on the 23rd 44.7 on the 20th in 2009 22 30.2
Dubbo Airport AWS 44.3 on the 23rd 43.4 on the 20th in 2009 22 28.4
Richmond RAAF 45.3 on the 23rd 42.0 on the 25th in 2002 22 26.7
Walgett Airport AWS 45.7 on the 23rd 45.1 on the 21st in 2009 22 31.9
Armidale Airport AWS 35.0 on the 23rd 33.5 on the 20th in 2009 21 22.4
Mangrove Mountain AWS 42.1 on the 23rd 41.5 on the 20th in 2009 21 24.1
Casino Airport AWS 44.1 on the 15th 41.8 on the 10th in 1995 20 28.4
Cootamundra Airport 41.0 on the 23rd = 41.0 on the 26th in 1997 20 26.2
Inverell (Raglan St) 39.8 on the 23rd 38.5 on the 20th in 2009 20 26.8
Moree Aero 43.5 on the 15th 42.6 on the 17th in 2009 20 30.4
Penrith Lakes AWS 44.9 on the 23rd 43.0 on the 27th in 1997 20 27.1


Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Quirindi Post Office 33.7 = 33.7 in 2009 93 28.5
Mungindi Post Office 37.5 37.2 in 2009 88 32.1
Gunnedah Resource Centre 33.8 33.4 in 2009 63 28.4
Barraba Post Office 33.4 33.1 in 2009 48 27.9
Tabulam (Muirne) 29.0 28.8 in 2009 44 25.3
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 27.8 26.8 in 2009 38 22.3
Guyra Hospital 25.5 25.1 in 2009 30 20.5
Mount Boyce AWS 24.4 24.1 in 2009 22 19.9
Scone Airport AWS 33.0 31.9 in 2009 22 27.7
Cobar Airport AWS 34.6 34.3 in 2009 21 30.2
Grafton Research Stn 31.2 = 31.2 in 2002 21 28.3
Armidale Airport AWS 27.5 26.6 in 2009 20 22.4


Record highest November daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 26.9 on the 24th 26.8 on the 22nd in 2006 50 13.1
Bathurst Agricultural Station 20.5 on the 15th 20.1 on the 14th in 1967 49 8.9
Peak Hill Post Office 28.2 on the 15th 27.2 on the 26th in 2002 47 14.5
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 17.6 on the 24th 17.5 on the 22nd in 2009 43 8.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 22.5 on the 16th 22.0 on the 29th in 1980 39 9.9
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 24.5 on the 23rd 24.4 on the 22nd in 2009 39 16.6
Guyra Hospital 19.2 on the 16th 18.6 on the 30th in 1997 31 8.8
Condobolin Airport AWS 27.0 on the 24th 26.1 on the 22nd in 2006 22 13.7
Casino Airport AWS 25.4 on the 22nd 24.4 on the 28th in 1995 20 16.0
Cootamundra Airport 22.0 on the 24th = 22.0 on the 30th in 2012 20 10.3


Record lowest November temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 2.1 on the 3rd 2.2 on the 16th in 2006 47 11.8
Young Airport -2.4 on the 3rd -1.9 on the 5th in 2002 23 9.4
Cootamundra Airport -1.4 on the 3rd -0.8 on the 3rd in 2003 20 10.3


Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 18.5 18.2 in 2011 75 16.7
Inverell Research Centre 16.1 15.6 in 2009 57 12.8
Grafton Olympic Pool 19.1 18.5 in 2011 48 16.3
Tabulam (Muirne) 16.7 16.1 in 2011 44 14.3
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 10.6 = 10.6 in 2009 42 8.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 12.7 12.1 in 2009 38 9.9
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 19.0 18.4 in 2005 38 16.6
Guyra Hospital 11.7 11.6 in 2011 30 8.8
Ballina Airport AWS 18.4 18.2 in 2011 22 16.4
Tamworth Airport AWS 15.8 = 15.8 in 2009 22 13.3
Grafton Research Stn 18.4 18.1 in 2011 21 15.8


Record highest November mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Inverell Research Centre 23.7 23.5 in 2009 57 19.3
Barraba Post Office 24.2 = 24.2 in 2009 48 19.9
Grafton Olympic Pool 25.0 24.5 in 2009 48 22.2
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 23.3 = 23.3 in 2002 45 20.3
Tabulam (Muirne) 22.8 22.5 in 2009 44 19.8
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 20.1 19.5 in 2009 38 16.1
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 24.3 23.8 in 2009 38 22.1
Guyra Hospital 18.6 18.3 in 2009 30 14.7
Scone Airport AWS 23.8 23.6 in 2009 22 20.3
Grafton Research Stn 24.8 24.0 in 2009 21 22.1
Armidale Airport AWS 19.9 19.7 in 2009 20 16.2


Summary statistics for November 2014
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(°C)
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2014
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November
2014
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November
2014
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average
Lowest for
November
2014
Total for
November
2014
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2014
Fraction of
November
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 33.6 +2.1 44.3 14th 16.9 -0.3 8.5 3rd 11.0 28.6 average 38%
Tibooburra Airport 35.2 +3.0 44.3 22nd 20.2 +1.6 13.8 3rd 7.4 27.3 average 27%
Tibooburra Post Office 34.8 +2.7 43.3 14th 19.9 +2.3 12.8 4th 8.2 17.8 average 46%
White Cliffs AWS 34.3   45.5 14th 19.0   11.3 2nd 5.8 28.0 average 21%
Wilcannia (Reid St) 33.8 +2.6 44.9 14th 15.9 +0.3 8.0 3rd 11.6 20.7 average 56%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 33.9 +2.0 45.3 14th 15.8 -0.3 6.8 3rd 12.4 24.9 average 50%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 32.6 +3.9 43.1 14th 16.8 +2.1 7.1 2nd 23.8 21.2 average 112%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 31.8 +3.3 42.8 14th 15.3 +0.6 7.0 2nd 15.8 21.2 average 75%
Lake Victoria Storage 29.9 +2.6 41.0 30th 12.9 -0.3 5.5 2nd 21.4 23.5 average 91%
Menindee Post Office 32.8 +2.8 43.9 14th 15.8 +1.2 8.6 3rd 11.6 21.0 average 55%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 33.3 +2.4 41.0 14th 14.8 +0.5 7.0 2nd 26.2 20.8 average 126%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Brewarrina Hospital 36.3 +3.9 45.6 23rd 17.7 +1.5 7.6 3rd 6.0 34.1 low 18%
Cobar Airport AWS 34.6 +4.4 45.7 23rd 16.2 +0.6 6.1 3rd 1.0 33.5 v low 3%
Cobar MO 33.7 +4.2 45.2 23rd 18.4 +2.5 10.6 2nd 3.0 35.1 v low 9%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 36.9 +4.8 45.2 23rd     10.8 4th 17.5 48.4 low 36%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen     37.3 1st 20.7 +2.6 12.0 3rd 33.0 59.7 average 55%
Wanaaring Post Office 36.1 +3.6 45.7 23rd 18.3 +1.4 8.7 4th 1.9 25.1 low 8%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 30.6 +2.5 39.6 30th 13.3 +0.7 5.2 2nd 9.6 27.7 low 35%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 32.7 +2.1 44.3 14th 16.1 +0.1 7.6 3rd 17.6 19.9 average 88%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 32.3 +3.6 44.4 23rd 14.0 +0.9 4.0 3rd 17.7 38.6 average 46%
Condobolin Airport AWS 33.1 +4.1 44.8 23rd 14.3 +0.6 4.1 3rd 18.6 44.5 low 42%
Peak Hill Post Office 33.1 +4.9 43.0 23rd 16.5 +2.0 6.6 2nd 12.8 47.2 low 27%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 31.4 +2.9 43.6 23rd 13.4 +0.4 4.0 3rd 18.4 44.4 low 41%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 34.9 +4.2 45.0 23rd 17.6 +2.2 9.8 3rd 6.0 57.7 low 10%
Nyngan Airport 34.4 +4.4 45.0 23rd 16.9 +1.9 9.8 3rd 3.0 36.1 low 8%
Trangie Research Station AWS 33.9 +5.1 45.0 23rd 16.0 +2.3 6.0 3rd 6.8 44.6 low 15%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 37.5 +5.4 44.9 15th 19.8 +3.1 10.4 3rd 9.6 46.1 low 21%
Walgett Airport AWS 36.5 +4.6 45.7 23rd 17.6 +1.5 6.7 3rd 2.4 46.0 lowest 5%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 35.3 +4.9 43.5 15th 19.5 +3.2 9.1 3rd 32.0 77.8 average 41%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 33.4 +5.5 41.0 15th 14.8 +2.9 4.5 3rd 30.4 73.1 low 42%
Narrabri Airport AWS 35.5 +4.7 44.0 15th 17.8 +1.5 11.4 3rd 16.6 76.6 v low 22%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 34.2 +3.9 42.4 15th 15.8 +1.6 9.7 2nd 30.4 63.2 low 48%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 33.8 +5.4 42.4 23rd 18.3 +3.2 12.2 7th 18.2 68.7 low 26%
Quirindi Post Office 33.7 +5.2 43.2 23rd 15.5 +3.5 9.4 3rd 25.4 65.5 low 39%
Tamworth Airport AWS 33.4 +5.4 41.9 15th 15.8 +2.5 9.2 2nd 32.4 87.6 lowest 37%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 28.6 +5.2 36.0 23rd 10.6 +2.4 3.5 3rd 52.1 86.3 low 60%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 28.0 +5.0 35.6 23rd 11.4 +2.2 5.7 17th 22.6 106.1 v low 21%
Armidale Airport AWS 27.5 +5.1 35.0 23rd 12.3 +2.4 6.8 2nd 21.8 106.2 lowest 21%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 27.8 +5.5 34.5 23rd 12.7 +2.8 7.5 6th 37.2 90.7 low 41%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 27.6 +4.7 35.2 23rd 11.5 +2.5 5.8 17th 34.2 127.3 v low 27%
Guyra Hospital 25.5 +5.0 33.2 23rd 11.7 +2.9 7.0 2nd 61.4 107.1 low 57%
Inverell (Raglan St) 31.8 +5.0 39.8 23rd 14.2 +2.8 8.5 4th 28.2 105.6 v low 27%
Inverell Research Centre 31.2 +5.4 38.6 15th 16.1 +3.3 10.3 6th 2.4 86.1 lowest 3%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 28.2 +3.4 35.7 15th 13.6 +2.8 7.8 30th 35.8 85.5 low 42%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 29.0 +3.7 39.2 15th 16.7 +2.4 12.2 6th 106.6 120.1 average 89%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 27.4 +1.2 33.8 15th 18.4 +2.0 12.3 9th 73.4 122.4 low 60%
Casino Airport AWS 32.2 +3.8 44.1 15th 18.0 +2.0 12.1 4th 75.6 108.9 average 69%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 28.8 +2.5 42.2 15th 18.6 +1.8 13.4 6th 92.0 129.8 low 71%
Grafton Airport AWS 30.5   42.8 15th 17.7   12.6 6th 52.2 125.7 low 42%
Grafton Olympic Pool 30.9 +2.8 42.5 15th 19.1 +2.8 14.1 6th 27.3 104.5 v low 26%
Grafton Research Stn 31.2 +2.9 42.9 15th 18.4 +2.6 13.9 6th 35.0 81.7 low 43%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 29.8 +2.3 40.6 15th 18.4 +1.6 14.2 6th 69.0 129.0 low 53%
Lismore Airport AWS 30.4 +2.0 41.1 15th 16.8 +1.4 11.4 5th 82.4 106.3 average 78%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 29.3 +1.7 38.8 16th 19.0 +2.4 14.5 9th 76.5 125.5 low 61%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.7 +2.0 34.8 15th 19.5 +2.1 14.9 6th 28.2 93.7 low 30%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport Comparison 26.6   33.2 1st 18.3   12.7 8th 119.6
Coffs Harbour MO 26.3 +1.3 32.9 1st 18.3 +2.1 13.3 8th 134.6 144.7 average 93%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 25.0 +3.1 36.3 15th 14.4 +2.4 9.8 6th 78.6 196.3 v low 40%
Kempsey (Wide Street) 28.1 +1.0 36.7 1st 17.3 +2.9 12.1 8th 64.8 95.4 average 68%
Kempsey Airport AWS 28.4 +1.7 38.2 1st 15.6 +1.2 10.3 8th 50.8 112.3 low 45%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 25.8 +1.3 28.9 22nd 18.5 +1.8 15.1 3rd 73.2 116.6 average 63%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 25.1 +1.5 33.0 1st 16.9 +0.7 10.8 3rd 67.5 83.7 average 81%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 27.0 +2.0 37.0 1st 16.5 +1.3 9.9 3rd 70.2 158.7 low 44%
Taree Airport AWS 28.2 +2.5 38.0 1st     9.0 3rd 29.2 119.8 v low 24%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 30.2 +3.5 42.5 23rd 16.5 +2.5 11.4 8th 161.2 163.0 average 99%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 30.4 +3.8 44.5 23rd 14.3 +1.3 5.6 3rd 24.6 74.3 v low 33%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 26.9   40.1 21st 14.7   9.0 8th 30.4
Gosford AWS 26.4   40.6 21st 15.9   10.9 3rd 34.2
Maitland Visitors Centre 29.8 +3.0 42.0 23rd 15.8 +1.5 8.2 3rd 21.8 79.7 v low 27%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 26.8 +2.7 42.1 23rd 14.3 +0.6 7.9 3rd 81.4 98.6 average 83%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 32.4   43.0 23rd 13.0   5.3 3rd 16.6 59.4 low 28%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 28.5 +4.4 38.2 23rd 13.8 +0.7 6.2 3rd 24.6 89.7 v low 27%
Murrurundi Post Office 31.0 +3.7 40.6 23rd 13.0 +1.9 3.1 3rd 29.2 76.0 low 38%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 25.4 +0.7 33.7 1st 18.2 +2.4 14.9 3rd 32.7 80.7 low 41%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.8 +1.3 37.1 21st 18.1 +2.0 14.7 3rd 31.6 71.4 low 44%
Newcastle University 27.7 +2.0 39.2 14th 17.0 +1.2 13.0 8th 43.2 119.1 v low 36%
Norah Head AWS 25.2 +1.7 38.1 21st 17.9 +1.2 14.2 2nd 24.8 96.7 low 26%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 30.1 +3.4 43.9 23rd 15.2 +1.2 7.3 3rd 31.0 85.4 low 36%
Scone Airport AWS 33.0 +5.3 43.5 23rd 14.5 +1.5 4.7 3rd 23.4 76.5 low 31%
Singleton STP 31.7 +3.1 45.1 23rd 15.7 +1.9 6.1 2nd 22.8 84.0 v low 27%
Williamtown RAAF 26.9 +1.4 40.1 14th 15.3 +0.9 8.5 3rd 58.4 83.7 average 70%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 31.9 +5.2 42.1 23rd 15.0 +2.8 7.0 2nd 24.4 59.6 low 41%
Mudgee Airport AWS 31.2 +5.2 42.5 23rd 12.7 +1.5 5.0 3rd 14.6 75.5 v low 19%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 28.9 +5.6 39.6 23rd 9.9 +1.0 0.0 3rd 25.6 60.7 low 42%
Bathurst Airport AWS 28.1 +4.7 38.8 23rd 10.0 +0.7 0.9 3rd 33.8 64.2 average 53%
Katoomba (Murri St) 24.0 +3.7 36.0 23rd 11.5 +1.6 3.7 2nd 32.4 109.1 low 30%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 26.0   36.4 23rd 9.8   0.3 3rd 21.8 63.3 low 34%
Mount Boyce AWS 24.4 +4.5 35.5 23rd 10.9 +1.2 2.4 2nd 35.2 104.0 low 34%
Oberon (Springbank) 24.7 +4.8 35.3 23rd 8.3 +1.6 0.0 3rd 23.9 70.6 low 34%
Orange Airport AWS 26.1 +4.6 37.9 23rd 8.5 +0.1 -0.6 3rd 24.2 80.9 low 30%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 27.7   43.5 23rd 14.8   8.4 2nd 21.0 96.1 low 22%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 31.9 +4.1 41.6 23rd 11.8 +1.2 5.1 3rd 15.4 64.8 low 24%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 31.0 +4.2 40.4 23rd 15.9 +1.8 6.7 3rd 16.4 63.7 low 26%
Dunedoo Post Office 33.4 +5.7 43.7 23rd 14.9 +2.6 7.7 2nd 11.1 54.5 low 20%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 31.3   42.9 23rd 11.4   1.6 3rd 17.8 67.0 low 27%
Dubbo Airport AWS 33.3 +4.9 44.3 23rd 14.6 +1.1 5.2 3rd 11.2 62.6 low 18%
Forbes Airport AWS 32.0 +3.1 44.1 23rd 12.6 -0.1 2.8 3rd 12.2 45.3 low 27%
Parkes Airport AWS 31.9 +3.8 43.9 23rd 12.0 -0.1 1.7 3rd 20.2 56.6 low 36%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 32.6 +4.2 43.0 23rd 13.5 +1.3 4.4 3rd 26.1 57.9 low 45%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.9 +2.7 40.4 21st 15.8 +1.5 8.9 3rd 26.4 78.6 low 34%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.1 +1.5 38.6 21st 15.7 +0.9 10.9 17th 27.4 81.4 low 34%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 27.6   39.9 14th 14.9   6.6 3rd 24.6
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 27.4 +2.0 40.0 23rd 15.2 +1.2 8.7 3rd 34.8 85.9 low 41%
Riverview Observatory 26.4 +2.1 39.7 21st 15.8 +1.5 10.8 3rd 25.4 79.8 low 32%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 26.0 +2.4 36.5 1st 17.9 +2.3 13.7 2nd 16.0 83.9 low 19%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.3 +2.3 38.0 14th 17.9 +2.5 13.2 2nd 13.2 81.5 v low 16%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 22.7 +0.8 34.5 1st 18.2 +1.2 14.2 2nd
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.1   39.9 21st 16.3   10.3 3rd 38.0
Terrey Hills AWS 25.1 +1.3 38.9 21st 15.9 +0.6 11.8 3rd 28.0 105.0 low 27%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 29.0 +2.9 41.6 23rd 14.8 +1.4 6.8 3rd 34.6 74.5 low 46%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 28.2 +2.0 40.2 14th 14.9 +0.5 7.5 3rd 49.6 82.9 average 60%
Penrith Lakes AWS 30.2 +3.1 44.9 23rd 16.4 +1.5 9.4 3rd 40.0 82.9 low 48%
Prospect Reservoir 28.3 +2.9 39.9 14th 15.4 +1.1 8.6 3rd 37.5 73.3 average 51%
Richmond RAAF 30.3 +3.6 45.3 23rd 15.6 +1.5 7.8 3rd 16.6 79.6 v low 21%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 25.1 +1.4 35.4 1st 14.1 +0.8 8.0 3rd 27.6 85.7 low 32%
Bellambi AWS 23.0 +0.9 34.2 1st 16.7 +1.0 12.3 2nd 47.4 97.5 average 49%
Bowral (Parry Drive) 24.6 +3.2 38.3 23rd 11.6 +1.9 2.7 17th 20.4 92.4 low 22%
Camden Airport AWS 29.2 +3.1 40.7 23rd 14.2 +1.3 6.1 3rd 17.8 77.3 low 23%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 28.5   40.3 23rd 13.8   6.2 3rd 13.4
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 25.4   39.0 23rd 11.7   3.8 2nd 16.8
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 23.6 +1.5 32.9 14th 16.3 +1.1 12.3 3rd 25.4 82.1 v low 31%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 23.0   34.2 1st 16.3   12.1 2nd 47.4
Moss Vale AWS 23.9 +2.0 37.7 23rd 11.3 +0.8 4.8 2nd 22.4 72.4 v low 31%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 25.9 +1.3 40.1 14th 13.8 +0.3 8.3 17th 28.2 73.4 low 38%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 24.3 +1.4 39.0 14th 13.6 +1.5 6.7 2nd 26.5 94.6 v low 28%
Bega AWS 24.9 +1.5 37.2 14th 11.6 +0.3 4.8 3rd 18.8 61.8 low 30%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 25.2 +3.5 37.1 23rd 9.2 +0.9 0.9 2nd 24.2 75.0 v low 32%
Green Cape AWS 20.8 +0.2 24.2 21st 14.6 +0.2 8.6 2nd 55.0 58.4 average 94%
Merimbula Airport AWS 22.4 +0.9 29.4 20th 11.8 0.0 5.4 3rd 29.8 79.8 v low 37%
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.2 +1.2 28.5 1st 15.9 +1.7 11.6 2nd 36.8 76.0 low 48%
Moruya Airport AWS 23.2 +0.9 35.3 14th 12.8 +0.6 4.7 2nd 27.2 83.6 v low 33%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.6 +0.2 31.0 1st 14.4 +1.6 8.9 2nd 26.6 77.3 low 34%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.5 +0.9 30.2 1st 14.5 +1.3 8.0 2nd 36.4 73.3 low 50%
Nerriga AWS 26.2   39.3 23rd 10.9   2.3 3rd 9.8
Ulladulla AWS 22.4 +0.9 31.1 1st 15.1 +1.1 11.0 3rd 17.6 84.3 low 21%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 23.8 +2.6 33.1 14th 7.5 +0.6 0.8 3rd 46.8 64.6 average 72%
Bombala AWS 22.7 +2.2 33.2 14th 6.7 -0.3 0.7 2nd 46.8 68.1 low 69%
Canberra Airport 27.9   39.0 23rd 10.2   3.3 3rd 24.2
Cooma Airport AWS 23.8 +2.6 33.0 23rd 6.1 -0.3 -2.5 3rd 31.2 67.9 low 46%
Cooma Visitors Centre 25.7 +3.3 35.2 23rd 7.1 +0.1 -1.0 3rd 29.7 64.4 low 46%
Goulburn Airport AWS 26.4 +3.6 39.0 23rd 9.4 +1.2 -1.4 3rd 12.4 54.5 low 23%
Goulburn TAFE 26.9 +4.2 39.0 23rd 11.5 +2.0 2.0 3rd 17.2 64.0 v low 27%
Mount Ginini AWS 17.7 +2.2 27.0 23rd 6.9 +1.0 -4.5 2nd 63.2 107.9 average 59%
Taralga Post Office 26.2 +4.8 38.0 23rd 8.9 +1.2 -1.5 3rd 22.0 67.8 low 32%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 27.3 +3.2 37.8 23rd 10.7 +1.0 1.4 2nd 36.0 72.6 low 50%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 15.8   23.0 23rd 3.2   -4.3 3rd 130.8
Thredbo AWS 13.7 +2.1 21.3 14th 4.5 +1.9 -6.1 2nd 134.2 146.5 average 92%
Thredbo Village 19.4 +3.0 26.9 23rd 4.7 +0.9 -1.6 3rd 127.1 162.7 low 78%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 28.5 +2.6 37.9 14th 12.2 +0.5 5.5 2nd 57.4 62.5 average 92%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 17.8 +2.0 26.7 23rd 8.7 +1.5 -2.8 2nd 112.2 107.7 average 104%
Hume Reservoir 27.9 +2.9 35.5 23rd 13.1 +1.4 5.4 2nd 74.2 52.9 high 140%
Khancoban AWS 27.4 +2.3 37.3 14th 9.6 +0.1 0.6 2nd 86.8 87.8 average 99%
Tumbarumba Post Office 26.2 +3.6 36.0 14th 8.6 +1.0 -0.5 2nd 74.6 74.6 average 100%
Wagga Wagga AMO 29.6 +3.8 40.6 14th 12.1 +1.3 2.9 3rd 44.2 45.0 average 98%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam     28.2 4th 11.2 +0.1 4.0 3rd 27.8 72.2 low 39%
Cootamundra Airport 29.2 +3.0 41.0 23rd 9.9 -0.4 -1.4 3rd 26.4 57.4 average 46%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 30.3 +3.7 42.1 23rd 11.6 -0.2 2.1 3rd 22.8 50.3 average 45%
Gundagai (William St) 29.6 +3.2 41.1 23rd 12.4 +0.5 2.8 3rd 43.2 67.8 average 64%
Quandialla Post Office 31.9 +4.3 43.4 23rd 13.5 +1.5 3.8 3rd 18.8 43.4 low 43%
Temora Airport 30.6   43.0 23rd 10.3   -1.0 3rd 17.8 55.4 low 32%
Wyalong Post Office 31.2 +3.9 42.2 23rd 14.6 +2.0 6.1 2nd 17.4 36.4 average 48%
Young Airport 29.9 +4.0 42.1 23rd 8.7 -0.7 -2.4 3rd 16.2 61.4 v low 26%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 29.4 +2.8 36.0 30th 11.5 +0.5 3.0 5th 48.2 41.8 average 115%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 29.5 +1.7 38.0 14th 11.8 -0.3 3.6 2nd 44.8 46.6 average 96%
Narrandera Airport AWS 31.3 +3.5 40.8 23rd 12.9 +0.5 3.5 2nd 13.0 33.8 low 38%
Tocumwal Airport 29.1 +2.4 36.7 30th 12.0 +0.1 4.3 2nd 53.9 34.4 high 157%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 30.7 +2.0 41.2 14th 14.5 +0.2 5.0 2nd 27.0 29.4 average 92%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 30.8 +2.8 41.3 14th 14.2 +1.5 4.6 2nd 21.8 34.2 average 64%
Hay (Miller Street) 30.6 +2.2 41.6 14th 13.0 +0.5 5.3 3rd 22.6 25.8 average 88%
Hay Airport AWS 31.3   42.0 14th 13.4   4.9 3rd 13.8
Hillston Airport 31.9 +3.4 43.5 14th 14.6 +0.9 5.5 2nd 25.0 28.8 average 87%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 32.1 +2.6 43.8 23rd 15.7 +1.6 6.5 3rd 19.6 32.8 average 60%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 23.3 +1.0 26.6 22nd 18.3 +0.9 13.3 5th 51.4 108.1 average 48%
Norfolk Island Aero 21.9 +0.2 24.0 2nd 16.1 0.0 12.5 14th 40.0 72.6 average 55%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list 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, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

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 December 2014. 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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