New South Wales in February 2015: A warm, dry month, but wet in the northeast

The NSW statewide average rainfall during February was 37% below the historical average, making it the driest February since 1989. Rainfall was above average along the north coast, which experienced heavy rain associated with ex-tropical cyclone Marcia between the 20th and 23rd. Daily totals reached 141.2 mm at Byron Bay to 9 am on the 21st, resulting in minor to moderate flooding in the Wilsons, Brunswick and Tweed Rivers, with wind gusts as high as 106 km/h also causing damage. Coffs Harbour also recorded very heavy rain early in the month, with 221.4 mm in the 48 hours to 9 am on the 3rd, including more than 50 mm in one hour between 3:30 and 4:30 am. This was the wettest February for Coffs Harbour since 1956.

Rainfall was also above average in parts of inland southeast NSW, where thunderstorms on the 11th, 14th, and 23rd produced locally heavy rainfall. Elsewhere, February was generally dry, with parts of the northwest recording rainfall in the driest 10% of years.

Both maximum (+1.75 °C) and minimum (+1.23 °C) temperatures were above average during the month, and the February mean temperature (+1.49 °C) was the warmest since 2007. Temperature anomalies were highest in the south and west, with average to below average temperatures in parts of the northeast. Nights were particularly warm along parts of the coast associated with very warm local sea surface temperatures, with the equal-warmest February on record at Montague Island.

  • Driest February since 2006
  • Well above average rain on the north coast
  • Warmest mean temperatures since 2007

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Extremes in February 2015
Hottest day 44.7 °C at Lake Victoria Storage on the 15th
Warmest days on average 37.8 °C at Bourke Airport AWS
37.8 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest days on average 16.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 11.2 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 25th
Coldest night -1.0 °C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 4th
Coolest nights on average 6.1 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 23.6 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Warmest night 30.3 °C at Tibooburra Airport on the 16th
Warmest on average overall 30.7 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest on average overall 11.7 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 539.4 mm at Coffs Harbour MO
Driest overall 0 mm at Collarenebri (Albert St)
0 mm at Cryon (Koothney)
0 mm at Walgett Airport AWS
Wettest day 141.2 mm at Byron Bay (Jacaranda Drive) on the 21st
Strongest wind gust 109 km/h at Coonamble Airport AWS on the 25th

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Record lowest February total rainfall
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Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
February
Pallamallawa Post Office 3.4 6.9 in 1948 103 74.2
Rowena Post Office 1.2 4.1 in 1969 47 62.5
Walgett Airport AWS 0.0 7.6 in 2011 22 53.8
Moree Aero 4.4 23.8 in 1999 20 73.6

Summary statistics for February 2015
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Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 36.0 +1.8 42.5 15th 21.3 +1.0 15.3 5th 8.4 29.7 average 28%
Tibooburra Airport 37.8 +2.0 42.5 15th 23.6 +1.0 17.9 1st 7.0 31.1 average 23%
White Cliffs AWS 36.6   42.7 15th 22.6   17.5 2nd 17.6 37.8 average 47%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 36.6 +1.4 42.9 15th 19.9 -0.3 13.2 1st 9.0 40.5 average 22%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 35.4 +3.2 44.0 15th 19.5 +1.2 12.6 2nd 4.0 25.8 average 16%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 35.0 +2.9 42.8 15th 18.9 +0.4 12.8 2nd 1.6 20.0 low 8%
Lake Victoria Storage 35.1 +3.5 44.7 15th 16.8 +0.3 11.6 2nd 0.2 19.6 low 1%
Menindee Post Office 36.5 +2.7 44.0 15th 20.3 +2.1 15.8 2nd 7.8 21.6 average 36%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 37.1 +2.7 44.2 15th 19.3 +1.0 14.4 25th 8.8 23.6 average 37%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 37.8 +2.6 43.2 9th 22.7 +1.1 14.8 1st 2.6 36.6 v low 7%
Brewarrina Hospital 37.2 +2.3 41.9 9th 22.4 +2.0 15.6 1st 7.2 48.8 low 15%
Cobar Airport AWS 35.6 +2.1 40.4 9th 20.7 +0.8 13.3 1st 22.6 38.4 average 59%
Cobar MO 35.3 +2.1 40.3 9th 21.8 +1.7 15.9 1st 16.8 43.8 average 38%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 35.4 +1.1 39.8 9th     21.2 18th 0 57.2 lowest 0%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 36.1 +1.7 40.5 9th 22.8 +1.2 16.8 1st 3.9 45.1 v low 9%
Wanaaring Post Office 37.4 +2.2 42.3 9th 22.3 +1.2 16.6 1st 17.8 34.7 average 51%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 36.3 +2.4 42.2 8th 20.9 +1.1 15.2 25th 3.6 30.9 low 12%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 34.6 +1.8 39.5 8th 19.2 +1.0 12.4 1st 35.9 44.8 average 80%
Condobolin Airport AWS 35.1 +2.4 40.2 9th 19.1 +0.7 12.4 1st 30.6 48.4 average 63%
Peak Hill Post Office 34.2 +1.8 39.8 9th 19.5 +0.2 13.4 1st 33.0 51.4 average 64%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 33.5 +1.3 39.5 8th 17.9 0.0 14.3 1st 19.6 50.0 low 39%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 35.0 +1.4 39.4 9th 20.1 +0.7 15.1 1st 10.8 59.5 low 18%
Nyngan Airport 35.6 +2.3 41.9 9th 20.5 +1.3 14.5 4th 5.0 47.3 low 11%
Trangie Research Station AWS 34.9 +2.7 41.1 9th 19.8 +1.4 13.4 1st 1.0 51.6 v low 2%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 36.1 +2.0 40.2 9th 20.9 +0.7 13.6 1st 7.4 63.2 low 12%
Walgett Airport AWS 36.1 +2.0 40.8 9th 21.2 +1.2 13.7 4th 0 53.8 lowest 0%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 34.0 +1.3 38.7 9th 19.4 -0.1 14.2 1st 4.4 73.6 lowest 6%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 31.3 +0.3 36.9 9th 14.4 -1.7 9.0 1st 60.4 77.6 average 78%
Narrabri Airport AWS 34.6 +1.4 39.0 9th 18.8 -0.8 12.2 1st 25.0 62.9 v low 40%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 33.3 +0.7 37.9 9th 17.3 -0.7 10.2 1st 29.8 73.5 v low 41%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 32.2 +1.1 37.1 9th 18.6 -0.1 13.4 1st 19.2 72.9 low 26%
Quirindi Post Office 32.5 +1.2 36.0 8th 16.4 +0.3 10.0 1st 25.2 65.3 average 39%
Tamworth Airport AWS 32.6 +1.4 35.8 9th 16.1 -0.8 10.5 4th 22.6 77.2 low 29%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 25.4 -1.2 28.5 25th 12.5 0.0 5.0 4th 49.0 76.5 average 64%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 24.6 -1.0 29.0 8th 11.8 -0.8 6.0 4th 26.0 100.3 v low 26%
Armidale Airport AWS 23.5 -1.5 27.1 8th 12.5 -0.5 8.0 4th 64.8 96.9 average 67%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 24.7 0.0 29.0 9th 12.9 -0.4 7.5 4th 82.4 93.7 average 88%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 24.3 -1.4 28.6 8th 12.6 -0.2 6.1 4th 85.8 88.8 average 97%
Guyra Hospital 22.2 -0.9 25.7 8th 11.2 -0.6 6.7 4th 68.6 106.6 low 64%
Inverell (Raglan St) 29.2 -0.6 33.6 9th 13.8 -1.0 9.2 1st 55.1 86.2 low 64%
Inverell Research Centre 28.4 -0.4 32.4 9th 15.7 -0.5 12.0 4th 34.4 96.6 low 36%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 24.2 -1.9 29.8 8th 14.1 -0.3 7.6 1st 57.4 94.2 average 61%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 24.7 -1.2 28.9 8th 16.4 -0.5 13.8 7th 268.6 188.1 high 143%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 27.5 -0.5 29.5 1st 20.1 +0.7 16.8 16th 330.2 204.3 high 162%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 26.7 -0.8 30.1 28th 20.6 -0.4 16.8 4th 268.2 174.8 high 153%
Casino Airport AWS 28.9 -0.5 32.4 1st 18.5 -0.4 15.5 14th 223.4 150.7 high 148%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 27.6 -0.1 32.3 27th 20.0 +0.3 17.2 4th 258.0 156.8 high 165%
Grafton Airport AWS 28.2   31.2 8th 18.9   14.4 4th 202.2 165.8 high 122%
Grafton Research Stn 28.2 -1.6 31.2 1st 19.1 +0.4 15.7 4th 65.2 131.1 average 50%
Lismore Airport AWS 28.0 -1.3 32.3 1st 18.7 +0.1 14.7 5th 237.6 132.4 high 179%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 27.9 -1.1 30.8 1st 19.9 +0.3 17.6 1st 333.6 233.8 high 143%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.9 +0.2 30.3 27th 21.0 +0.7 18.2 4th 275.4 159.3 high 173%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 27.0   28.6 28th 19.2   16.7 4th 467.6
Coffs Harbour MO 26.6 -0.2 28.2 9th 19.4 -0.1 17.1 4th 539.4 224.8 v high 240%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 22.4 -1.3 26.3 8th 14.7 -0.3 11.0 4th 333.8 282.3 average 118%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.9 -0.8 31.2 8th 17.8 -0.1 13.0 4th 159.4 170.7 average 93%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 28.2 +1.3 30.6 9th 19.9 +0.2 16.8 4th 239.2 172.2 high 139%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 26.5 +0.3 29.6 9th 18.8 -0.6 15.0 6th 70.9 120.8 average 59%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 27.4 -0.1 29.1 9th 18.2 -0.2 13.7 4th 134.0 166.9 average 80%
Taree Airport AWS 27.6 -0.7 31.1 8th 17.6 -0.6 14.7 8th 100.4 143.2 average 70%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 27.2 -0.8 32.4 8th 17.9 +0.5 12.8 4th 377.4 259.1 high 146%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 28.4 -0.6 35.1 8th 17.0 +0.2 12.1 4th 35.4 102.9 low 34%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 27.4   34.2 8th 17.0   12.9 4th 70.2
Gosford AWS 27.0   32.7 8th 18.3   13.7 4th 93.4
Maitland Visitors Centre 29.0 -0.3 35.8 8th 18.5 +0.5 13.9 4th 41.0 108.5 low 38%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 26.1 -0.2 33.7 8th 16.5 -0.3 12.4 4th 49.2 146.1 low 34%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 30.3   36.5 8th 15.2   8.1 4th 23.2 59.0 average 39%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 27.4 +0.5 31.8 8th 14.7 -1.0 9.9 4th 10.2 82.4 v low 12%
Murrurundi Post Office 29.7 0.0 34.0 8th 13.5 -1.5 7.4 4th 21.2 78.1 low 27%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 26.8 -0.2 29.5 12th 20.3 +1.5 17.0 2nd 62.3 112.7 average 55%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 25.5 +0.1 30.6 8th 20.5 +1.2 17.5 4th 39.4 108.1 low 36%
Newcastle University 27.7 -0.5 33.3 8th 19.1 -0.2 15.1 4th 72.8 144.3 low 50%
Norah Head AWS 27.3 +1.5 31.8 8th 20.4 +0.5 16.9 4th 96.0 109.9 average 87%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 28.7 -0.1 34.5 8th 17.4 -0.2 13.3 4th 33.2 119.6 low 28%
Scone Airport AWS 30.8 +0.6 35.5 8th 15.8 -0.8 9.6 4th 26.6 62.0 low 43%
Singleton STP 29.3 -1.0 35.0 8th 17.9 +0.4 12.7 4th 18.6 98.5 v low 19%
Williamtown RAAF 27.8 +0.2 33.9 8th 17.7 -0.4 14.4 4th 62.0 120.5 low 51%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 30.7 +0.9 37.0 8th 16.4 +0.1 13.0 1st 18.5 61.9 low 30%
Mudgee Airport AWS 30.3 +1.2 35.1 8th 16.2 +0.6 10.1 1st 23.4 70.5 low 33%
Nullo Mountain AWS 22.0 -0.6 28.1 8th 12.5 -0.7 9.2 1st 23.8 104.9 low 23%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 29.0 +1.8 34.0 8th 14.1 +0.8 9.0 4th 59.2 59.0 average 100%
Bathurst Airport AWS 28.0 +0.8 33.0 8th 13.5 0.0 8.8 4th 61.6 63.0 average 98%
Katoomba (Murri St) 22.0 -0.4 30.1 8th 13.5 +0.6 9.7 3rd 107.2 176.7 average 61%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 24.1   30.0 8th 12.5   7.6 4th 31.0 81.5 low 38%
Mount Boyce AWS 22.7 +0.1 29.7 8th 12.8 -0.3 8.9 3rd 148.4 127.9 average 116%
Oberon (Springbank) 24.1 +0.4 30.1 8th 11.8 +0.6 6.0 4th 46.4 61.6 average 75%
Orange Airport AWS 26.7 +1.1 30.6 8th 12.0 -0.6 6.5 1st 65.2 87.4 low 75%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 26.3   35.5 8th 17.2   14.4 6th 78.0 140.0 average 56%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 31.6 +0.9 36.0 9th 14.1 -0.5 8.0 1st 20.4 81.5 low 25%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 30.5 +1.1 34.6 9th 16.7 -0.5 12.7 3rd 23.0 84.9 low 27%
Dunedoo Post Office 32.3 +1.5 36.5 8th 17.7 +0.5 12.1 1st 7.9 64.1 v low 12%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 32.7 +1.7 37.8 8th 16.2 -0.1 10.9 1st 7.8 64.4 low 12%
Dubbo Airport AWS 33.3 +1.6 38.2 9th 17.8 +0.2 9.8 1st 31.8 47.7 average 67%
Forbes Airport AWS 34.1 +1.5 39.5 9th 17.6 0.0 11.7 1st 3.4 52.8 v low 6%
Parkes Airport AWS 33.6 +1.9 39.0 9th 17.6 +0.3 10.0 1st 12.6 64.0 low 20%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 33.0 +1.0 37.6 8th 17.8 +1.1 10.7 1st 0 52.0 lowest 0%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 28.0 +0.2 35.4 8th 18.3 +0.2 14.3 4th 42.8 105.6 low 41%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.6 -0.6 33.2 8th 18.0 -0.3 14.3 6th 51.2 103.6 low 49%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 27.4   35.3 8th 17.8   12.9 4th 63.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 27.4 -0.4 35.2 8th 17.5 -0.1 13.4 6th 62.4 123.5 average 51%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 27.0 +1.2 32.1 8th 20.4 +1.6 17.3 4th 59.0 117.6 average 50%
Sydney Airport AMO 27.4 +1.0 33.1 8th 20.6 +1.5 17.6 4th 44.4 111.8 low 40%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 24.4 -0.4 27.3 8th 20.8 +0.2 18.1 3rd
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.4   34.2 8th 18.7   14.7 4th 86.8
Terrey Hills AWS 25.5 -0.2 31.3 8th 18.2 +0.1 14.7 4th 49.2 132.7 v low 37%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 28.1 -0.4 36.4 8th 17.3 +0.2 12.8 4th 34.0 104.3 low 33%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 27.7 -0.9 35.5 8th 17.7 -0.1 13.2 4th 34.6 111.7 low 31%
Penrith Lakes AWS 28.7 -0.6 37.3 8th 18.5 0.0 13.9 4th 47.2 127.4 low 37%
Prospect Reservoir 28.0 +0.1 35.9 8th 17.9 +0.1 13.6 4th 35.2 96.5 low 36%
Richmond RAAF 28.4 -0.6 36.2 8th 18.1 +0.4 13.9 4th 99.2 121.8 average 81%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 26.0 -0.1 30.1 8th 17.0 -0.1 12.7 4th 113.2 142.4 average 79%
Bellambi AWS 24.4 -0.4 27.5 8th 19.4 +0.3 15.6 4th 96.2 142.4 average 68%
Camden Airport AWS 28.2 -0.3 37.3 8th 16.7 -0.1 11.7 4th 49.0 98.9 average 50%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 27.8   35.7 8th 16.7   12.4 3rd 65.6
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 23.3   30.2 8th 13.8   9.8 2nd 61.0
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 24.8 +0.6 29.5 8th 19.1 +0.6 17.2 25th 100.8 139.1 average 72%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 24.5   28.4 8th 19.3   16.5 4th 98.4
Moss Vale AWS 22.9 -1.4 30.4 8th 13.8 -0.3 7.8 7th 63.8 104.2 low 61%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 26.4 +0.3 35.1 8th 16.5 -0.1 13.4 4th 27.6 136.3 v low 20%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 25.5 +0.1 31.7 8th 16.2 +0.3 11.8 6th 39.6 101.6 low 39%
Bega AWS 26.9 +0.4 34.6 8th 15.3 +0.3 10.4 6th 49.8 86.8 average 57%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 24.4 -0.8 30.7 8th 11.9 -0.4 6.1 3rd 50.0 69.2 average 72%
Green Cape AWS 23.8 +0.2 28.8 8th 17.7 +0.3 15.4 6th 11.6 53.0 low 22%
Merimbula Airport AWS 25.1 +0.5 31.5 8th 16.0 +0.9 11.5 3rd 16.0 93.0 low 17%
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.6 +0.3 26.7 8th 18.9 +1.1 15.6 5th 21.6 84.7 low 26%
Moruya Airport AWS 24.9 +0.3 28.4 8th 16.2 +0.1 12.8 2nd 49.6 108.5 low 46%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.9 -0.1 27.5 8th 17.5 +1.2 13.8 2nd 46.4 95.4 average 49%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 23.9 +0.3 28.0 8th 17.5 +0.8 13.5 2nd 38.6 92.1 average 42%
Nerriga AWS 24.7   32.1 8th 12.9   7.2 6th 37.6
Ulladulla AWS 24.0 -0.2 29.5 8th 17.8 +0.2 15.1 6th 95.2 115.5 average 82%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 24.5 -0.5 31.4 23rd 11.9 +1.4 6.7 3rd 43.2 58.7 average 74%
Bombala AWS 23.6 -0.4 32.1 23rd 11.1 +0.5 6.4 7th 33.6 61.7 average 54%
Canberra Airport 28.1   34.4 8th 13.1   6.7 3rd 30.2
Cooma Airport AWS 24.0 -1.0 29.3 7th 10.3 -0.1 2.4 3rd 46.0 51.3 average 90%
Cooma Visitors Centre 25.1 -1.2 29.9 7th 11.5 +0.9 3.6 3rd 100.2 62.1 high 161%
Goulburn Airport AWS 25.5 -0.7 32.6 8th 12.5 -0.2 7.5 1st 55.8 54.7 average 102%
Goulburn TAFE 26.4 0.0 33.5 8th 14.0 +0.4 9.8 4th 8.2 61.7 v low 13%
Mount Ginini AWS 18.7 0.0 24.0 8th 9.1 +0.2 3.7 3rd 56.8 108.6 low 52%
Taralga Post Office 24.0 -0.8 31.0 8th 12.6 +0.5 5.0 1st 24.4 69.9 low 35%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 27.1 -0.9 33.9 8th 14.4 +0.1 10.0 3rd 55.2 76.9 average 72%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 18.4   23.9 16th 6.1   -0.7 3rd 72.6
Thredbo AWS 16.3 0.0 20.4 16th 7.0 -0.1 1.0 3rd 69.2 96.2 average 72%
Thredbo Village 21.1 +0.1 25.5 16th 8.1 +1.1 2.3 2nd 67.5 87.7 average 77%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 32.3 +1.2 38.8 8th 17.7 +1.4 13.6 3rd 35.2 47.9 average 73%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 20.7 -0.1 24.4 8th 11.6 +0.3 5.3 3rd 59.6 84.1 average 71%
Hume Reservoir 32.0 +1.5 38.3 8th 19.2 +2.6 14.9 3rd 42.6 43.6 average 98%
Khancoban AWS 30.9 +0.4 35.2 8th 14.2 +0.6 8.3 3rd 52.2 67.4 average 77%
Tumbarumba Post Office 29.2 +0.9 34.0 8th 13.4 +1.4 6.4 3rd 61.6 55.0 average 112%
Wagga Wagga AMO 32.5 +1.6 38.3 8th 18.2 +1.8 12.0 3rd 12.4 41.3 average 30%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 30.4 +1.5 35.9 8th 17.1 +1.4 13.0 3rd 20.3 57.6 low 35%
Cootamundra Airport 31.6 +1.2 37.0 8th 16.2 +0.5 8.4 1st 20.0 60.9 low 33%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 32.1 +1.2 36.4 8th 15.6 -0.5 10.0 1st 13.5 48.5 low 28%
Gundagai (William St) 31.9 +0.8 37.9 8th 17.1 +0.4 11.4 1st 26.4 53.6 average 49%
Temora Airport 32.7 +1.4 39.0 8th 17.3 +0.6 9.7 4th 21.0 58.0 low 36%
Young Airport 31.9 +1.6 37.5 8th 15.7 +1.0 8.6 1st 30.6 52.8 average 58%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 33.1 +1.8 39.5 8th 17.5 +1.7 12.5 1st 70.3 37.6 high 187%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 33.9 +2.0 39.5 11th 16.9 +0.6 9.7 25th 3.0 34.3 low 9%
Narrandera Airport AWS 34.7 +2.9 41.0 8th 18.7 +1.3 13.1 1st 12.0 36.7 average 33%
Tocumwal Airport 33.3 +1.8 39.0 8th 17.2 +1.1 12.2 25th 17.4 29.6 average 59%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 34.1 +1.9 41.0 8th 19.2 +0.7 13.1 1st 28.2 32.0 average 88%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 34.4 +2.3 41.1 8th 19.4 +2.0 13.3 1st 28.2 29.9 average 94%
Hay Airport AWS 35.1   40.8 11th 18.3   11.7 25th 20.2
Hillston Airport 35.6 +2.9 42.0 8th 19.7 +1.4 14.5 26th 20.1 28.0 average 72%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 34.6 +1.1 40.5 8th 20.2 +1.9 13.8 1st 27.4 35.8 average 77%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 25.5 -0.2 27.0 1st 21.1 +0.1 16.9 2nd 22.8 109.2 low 21%
Norfolk Island Aero 25.1 +0.2 27.1 4th 20.5 +0.9 18.9 25th 43.6 94.8 average 46%

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 8 am on Monday 2 March 2015. 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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