NSW in August 2014: Wet in the east, cold in the south

August was the wettest for NSW since 2003, with the statewide average rainfall 33% above average. Most of the coastal region recorded at least double the August average, although few records were broken, with well above average totals across most of northern inland NSW. In contrast, rain was well below average in the southwest, including the driest August since at least 1982 in Albury.

Most of the rain fell during two events. A surface trough produced rain in northern and central NSW over the 16th and 17th, before developing into an East Coast Low that impacted the south coast over the 18th and 19th. A period of moist onshore flow, combined with a series of coastal troughs and embedded lows, also produced heavy rain and flash flooding across the coast between the 26th and 28th.

The statewide mean maximum temperature was 0.8 °C above average and the mean minimum was equal to the historical average, with particularly cool minimum temperatures in southern inland regions. Nights were more than 5 °C below normal in southern NSW between the 2nd and 9th, while Canberra recorded its equal-longest spell below -4 °C.

  • Heavy rain in coastal and northern NSW
  • Cold nights in southern NSW

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Extremes in August 2014
Hottest day 29.1 °C at Casino Airport AWS on the 1st
Warmest days on average 21.9 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 1.9 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -5.7 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 1st
Coldest night -13.0 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average -5.5 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 12.5 °C at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)
Warmest night 17.7 °C at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) on the 1st
Warmest on average overall 16.5 °C at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)
Coolest on average overall -1.5 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 543.4 mm at Robertson (The Pie Shop)
Wettest day 181.4 mm at Beaumont (The Cedars) on the 18th
Highest wind gust 98 km/h at Montague Island Lighthouse on the 18th
98 km/h at Murrurundi Gap AWS on the 27th

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Record highest August daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in August 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for August
Years of
record
Gunning Rural Supplies 49.0 on the 18th 41.2 on the 2nd in 1990 127
Kyogle Post Office 107.0 on the 28th 92.7 on the 27th in 1957 103
Clunes (Main Rd) 130.0 on the 28th 76.2 on the 14th in 1968 53
Tabulam (Muirne) 46.0 on the 28th 43.4 on the 20th in 2007 45
Berridale (Myack Street) 43.0 on the 18th 40.0 on the 29th in 1974 42
Wiangaree Post Office 71.0 on the 28th 57.0 on the 30th in 1987 28
Goulburn Airport AWS 48.6 on the 18th 38.0 on the 28th in 2001 21
Casino Airport AWS 103.2 on the 28th 39.0 on the 30th in 1999 20
Cobar Airport AWS 25.0 on the 17th 21.6 on the 24th in 2003 20



Record highest total August rainfall
Total rainfall
for August 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Nimbin Post Office 204.7 188.0 in 2011 92 52.3
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 337.0 277.4 in 1952 65 71.3
Clunes (Main Rd) 305.6 215.5 in 2007 53 64.3
Bangalow (Fowlers Lane) 345.0 333.0 in 1958 49 99.3
Ballina Airport AWS 359.6 250.0 in 2006 22 97.5
Goulburn Airport AWS 116.8 108.6 in 1998 21 38.9
Casino Airport AWS 196.4 126.6 in 2011 20 45.6
Norah Head AWS 218.2 155.2 in 1996 20 74.2


Record lowest total August rainfall
Total rainfall
for August 2014 (mm)
Previous driest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Wanganella General Store 2.2 2.5 in 1877 102 32.7
Albury Airport AWS 10.4 12.4 in 2007 21 64.2


Record lowest August daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in August 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Thredbo Village -1.0 on the 1st = -1.0 on the 5th in 1974 34 6.6


Record lowest August mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for August 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Ballina Airport AWS 20.1 20.2 in 1999 21 21.3

Record lowest August temperature
Lowest temperature
in August 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Hay (Miller Street) -3.8 on the 3rd -2.5 on the 2nd in 1997 58 4.6
Hillston Airport -4.6 on the 3rd -3.3 on the 7th in 1963 56 4.9
Menindee Post Office -2.0 on the 3rd = -2.0 on the 12th in 1995 51 5.3
Lake Victoria Storage -2.6 on the 4th -1.4 on the 16th in 1967 49 6.1
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) -3.4 on the 3rd -3.3 on the 9th in 1994 48 4.0
Balranald (RSL) -2.7 on the 5th -2.4 on the 3rd in 1992 47 4.7
Griffith Airport AWS -3.3 on the 3rd -3.0 on the 17th in 2000 42 3.9
Corowa Airport -5.0 on the 2nd = -5.0 on the 2nd in 2012 41 3.7
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) -2.3 on the 3rd -1.6 on the 24th in 2002 23 4.6
Bega AWS -4.1 on the 3rd -3.6 on the 8th in 2006 23 3.1


Record highest August mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for August 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Grafton Research Stn 9.3 8.9 in 2011 20 7.0


Record lowest August mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for August 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for August
Years of
record
Average for
August
Thredbo Village -4.2 = -4.2 in 1980 33 -2.4


Summary statistics for August 2014
Maximum temperatures
for August
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for August
(°C)
Rainfall
for August
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2014
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Highest for
August
2014
Mean for
August
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2014
Total for
August
2014
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2014
Fraction of
August
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 18.8   25.0 31st 5.0   -0.7 3rd 41.0
Tibooburra Airport 19.7   25.6 31st 7.4   2.1 12th 31.0
Tibooburra Post Office 19.6 -0.8 25.5 31st 6.5 -0.4 0.4 4th 39.2 11.7 v high 335%
White Cliffs AWS 19.3   25.0 31st 6.7   1.1 2nd 51.6
Wilcannia (Reid St) 19.9 +0.4 25.6 31st 4.3 -1.3 -2.9 3rd 53.0 17.6 v high 301%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 19.8   25.8 31st 4.2   -4.2 3rd 50.6
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 17.6 +0.2 24.7 30th 5.0 -1.4 0.1 2nd 39.6 18.5 v high 214%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 17.4 -0.6 23.9 31st 4.2 -1.5 -1.5 3rd 33.0 17.9 high 184%
Lake Victoria Storage 18.2 +1.0 24.9 31st 3.6 -2.5 -2.6 4th 22.2 23.6 average 94%
Menindee Post Office 19.4 +0.1 26.6 30th 5.2 -0.1 -2.0 3rd 44.2 18.0 v high 246%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 19.6   27.9 31st 4.2   -2.2 3rd 16.3 22.5 average 72%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 20.4   24.4 31st 5.5   -1.0 8th 33.2
Brewarrina Hospital 20.0 -0.6 22.8 30th 5.6 -0.1 -1.4 12th 50.6 21.6 high 234%
Cobar Airport AWS 18.7 -0.2 23.2 31st 3.8 -0.5 -4.7 3rd 30.8 17.7 high 174%
Cobar MO 18.4 +0.4 23.1 31st 6.3 +0.1 -0.8 3rd 34.0 26.3 high 129%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 20.3 -0.6 24.0 9th 5.9 +0.7 -0.4 13th 38.8 26.8 high 145%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 20.7   24.5 31st 6.8   0.0 13th 32.7
Wanaaring Post Office 21.0 -0.5 26.5 31st 6.1 +0.8 -1.3 4th 46.0 14.9 v high 309%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 18.9 +1.3 26.0 31st     -2.7 5th 9.2 29.4 low 31%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 19.2   25.7 31st 4.6   -2.5 3rd 19.8
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 17.4 +0.5 21.5 24th 1.5 -2.0 -5.4 3rd 22.2 33.7 average 66%
Condobolin Airport AWS 18.2 +0.9 22.6 31st 0.9 -2.3 -5.3 3rd 25.2 27.0 average 93%
Peak Hill Post Office 18.4 +1.4 22.5 10th 4.8 -0.9 -1.7 6th 14.6 42.4 low 34%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 16.3   21.2 24th 1.8   -3.9 3rd 16.2
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 19.0   21.9 9th 4.5   -1.9 12th 42.2
Nyngan Airport 18.5 0.0 22.0 31st 5.2 +0.5 -0.8 3rd 88.1 29.6 v high 298%
Trangie Research Station AWS 18.1 +0.7 21.5 31st 3.5 -0.5 -2.9 12th 30.4 31.8 average 96%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 21.9 +0.8 25.4 31st 6.0 0.0 -1.1 3rd 21.3 25.2 average 85%
Walgett Airport AWS 20.2 -1.0 23.6 25th 4.7 +0.3 -3.8 3rd 38.4 19.3 high 199%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 20.5   23.8 31st 5.8   -0.5 2nd 25.6 25.5 average 100%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 18.3 +0.3 22.0 26th 1.2 +0.1 -6.0 3rd 68.8 39.6 high 174%
Narrabri Airport AWS 19.4   22.4 9th 5.5   -3.3 12th 54.0
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 19.0   21.6 10th 3.8   -3.8 7th 60.6
Gunnedah Resource Centre 18.5 +0.5 21.6 9th 6.9 +1.1 2.2 2nd 64.4 35.3 high 182%
Quirindi Post Office 18.9 +0.9 22.0 25th 3.5 +1.1 -3.0 3rd 42.0 44.8 average 94%
Tamworth Airport AWS 18.5 +0.1 21.2 15th 3.9 +1.1 -3.7 7th 62.6 38.1 high 164%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 14.4 0.0 17.8 31st 0.8 +1.7 -7.2 7th 58.8 53.5 average 110%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 14.1   18.4 31st 1.1   -6.0 7th 63.2
Armidale Airport AWS 13.0   17.3 31st 2.7   -2.8 2nd 73.2 42.0 high 174%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 14.2 +0.2 17.0 25th 2.8 +1.6 -2.5 2nd 55.4 48.5 average 114%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 14.0   17.9 31st 1.0   -6.5 7th 56.6
Guyra Hospital 11.5 -0.7 15.7 31st 1.7 +0.5 -3.7 2nd 79.0 53.1 high 149%
Inverell (Raglan St) 18.1   21.0 31st 1.6   -4.4 2nd 52.2 34.5 high 151%
Inverell Research Centre 17.4 +0.7 20.5 31st 5.3 +1.0 -0.1 2nd 59.4 43.8 high 136%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 15.6 -0.4 20.2 31st 2.4 +0.6 -4.7 3rd 57.9 43.6 high 133%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 17.2 -1.0 22.6 1st 8.4 +0.4 5.2 2nd 122.2 39.3 v high 311%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 20.1 -1.2 27.5 1st 10.8 +2.2 5.7 7th 359.6 97.5 highest 369%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 18.5   21.5 1st 12.3   8.2 3rd 302.8
Casino Airport AWS 21.5   29.1 1st 8.7   2.1 3rd 196.4 45.6 highest 431%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 19.8   28.6 1st 11.4   7.3 7th 264.0
Grafton Airport AWS 21.3   27.9 1st 7.5   1.0 7th 182.8
Grafton Olympic Pool 21.8 -0.4 27.8 1st 9.1 +1.9 4.0 7th 381.2 45.1 highest 845%
Grafton Research Stn 21.2 -0.5 27.4 1st 9.3 +2.3 2.5 7th 145.0 39.8 v high 364%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 20.0   27.3 1st 10.4   5.6 7th 303.6
Lismore Airport AWS 20.7   28.1 1st 8.8   2.5 3rd 281.0
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 21.1 -1.4 27.0 1st 10.4 +1.6 5.4 8th 151.0 53.5 v high 282%
Yamba Pilot Station 19.9 -0.2 27.4 1st 11.6 +1.1 8.9 7th 231.0 75.4 v high 306%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport Comparison 19.9   27.7 1st 10.3   3.5 7th 245.6
Coffs Harbour MO 19.8 0.0 27.6 1st 10.5 +2.3 4.8 7th 275.0 80.2 v high 343%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 15.4   21.7 1st 6.2   1.3 7th 290.7
Kempsey (Wide Street) 20.4 -0.9 26.5 1st 8.2 +1.9 1.7 2nd 213.7 62.6 v high 341%
Kempsey Airport AWS 20.6   27.5 1st 6.7   -0.5 7th 208.4
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 20.6 +0.7 25.5 1st 12.5 +0.8 8.9 3rd 256.4 81.1 v high 316%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 18.9   24.8 1st 10.3   6.0 10th 156.4 71.7 v high 218%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 19.6   26.7 1st 8.5   0.8 7th 185.4 66.1 high 280%
Taree Airport AWS 19.1   25.2 1st 8.2   1.5 7th 116.4
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 19.5 -0.8 25.0 1st 8.4 +2.4 2.0 7th 337.0 71.3 highest 473%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 18.5 -1.0 21.5 5th 5.0 +0.5 -2.7 14th 77.0 34.9 high 221%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 18.3   21.6 9th 6.1   0.3 7th 170.6
Gosford AWS 17.7   22.2 9th 8.3   3.2 6th 226.4
Maitland Visitors Centre 19.1   22.5 31st 6.1   -0.5 14th 109.7
Mangrove Mountain AWS 16.1 -1.3 20.5 9th 6.2 -0.5 1.1 3rd 181.8 60.8 high 299%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 17.1   20.6 9th 3.1   -3.9 3rd 39.8 32.5 average 122%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 13.8   17.1 8th 5.3   0.0 12th 63.6
Murrurundi Post Office 16.7 -0.3 19.1 9th 2.9 +0.4 -4.0 3rd 66.2 61.2 average 108%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 17.6 -1.3 20.5 1st 11.4 +1.7 8.0 12th 247.8 103.4 v high 240%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 17.6 -0.4 21.6 10th 10.5 +1.3 7.2 2nd 165.8 73.8 v high 225%
Newcastle University 18.6   21.2 10th 8.6   3.5 14th 142.8
Norah Head AWS 17.1   20.4 1st 10.5   6.7 2nd 218.2 74.2 highest 294%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 18.7 -0.7 22.4 31st 7.1 +0.5 1.2 14th 85.2 37.2 high 229%
Scone Airport AWS 17.8 -0.9 21.2 9th 4.3 +0.8 -2.4 8th 48.0 34.9 average 138%
Singleton STP 18.7   22.2 9th 5.1   -2.2 14th 61.8
Williamtown RAAF 18.6 -0.1 21.4 9th 7.4 +0.6 3.0 1st 145.2 75.2 high 193%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 17.3 +0.8 20.7 31st 3.1 -0.3 -1.5 3rd 25.7 46.0 average 56%
Mudgee Airport AWS 16.5 +0.2 19.7 31st 2.3 +0.8 -4.1 6th 18.0 36.4 average 49%
Nullo Mountain AWS 10.2 -0.7 14.7 31st 2.7 -0.4 -3.2 2nd 66.0 57.2 average 115%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 14.5 +1.5 17.4 31st 0.8 -0.5 -5.0 6th 31.6 49.0 average 64%
Bathurst Airport AWS 13.9 +0.1 16.8 31st 0.5 -0.7 -4.3 3rd 22.2 38.1 low 58%
Katoomba (Murri St) 11.4 +0.2 16.4 31st 3.5 +0.2 -1.2 2nd 204.2 79.2 v high 258%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 11.9   15.7 9th 1.7   -5.8 3rd 76.9 57.9 high 133%
Mount Boyce AWS 10.8 -0.5 15.5 31st 2.8 -0.2 -2.4 2nd 169.6 55.4 v high 306%
Oberon (Springbank) 11.0 +0.6 14.6 31st 0.3 -0.1 -5.6 11th 0.4 74.5 v low 1%
Orange Agricultural Institute 11.6 +0.6 15.0 24th 1.3 -0.8 -2.5 11th 31.1 96.1 v low 32%
Orange Airport AWS 11.6   14.6 31st 0.2   -4.7 6th 37.8
Springwood (Valley Heights) 16.4   21.4 9th 6.9   3.2 7th 123.4 53.6 high 230%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 17.1 +0.3 20.1 31st 0.3 -0.6 -5.6 3rd 70.8 52.5 high 135%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 15.7   18.4 31st 5.3   0.2 2nd 94.8
Dunedoo Post Office 17.6 +0.4 21.0 25th 3.7 +0.7 -2.6 6th 29.8 40.3 average 74%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 16.3   19.5 31st 1.1   -4.6 3rd 25.6
Dubbo Airport AWS 17.9 +0.4 21.0 31st 3.3 0.0 -2.2 7th 15.4 35.0 average 44%
Forbes Airport AWS 16.7   20.3 31st 1.6   -2.8 3rd 13.6
Parkes Airport AWS 17.1   20.4 23rd 1.4   -4.3 11th 27.2 44.6 average 61%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 17.6 +0.6 20.7 31st 2.4 -0.6 -2.3 7th 23.9 48.8 low 49%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 18.3 -0.7 22.4 10th 6.9 +0.9 1.2 6th 179.2 49.9 v high 359%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.4   21.8 10th 7.0   1.6 4th 247.4
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 17.9   22.0 10th 6.7   0.1 6th 149.6
Holsworthy Control Range 18.1   21.9 10th 6.4   0.3 6th 143.8
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 18.0 -1.1 22.2 10th 7.0 -0.1 2.4 3rd 185.0 56.1 v high 330%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 18.3 +0.5 23.2 10th 9.6 +0.6 5.5 3rd 215.2 80.7 v high 267%
Sydney Airport AMO 17.3 -1.1 22.9 10th 9.7 +1.6 4.9 3rd 257.8 77.0 v high 335%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 16.7   21.1 10th 10.7   7.4 3rd
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 18.2   22.8 10th 7.3   2.2 3rd 257.2
Terrey Hills AWS 16.2   20.0 10th 8.4   4.0 3rd 235.6
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.1   22.6 10th 6.1   -0.4 6th 135.8
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 18.2   22.1 31st 7.4   1.5 6th 123.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 18.9   22.8 10th 7.3   1.5 3rd 103.0
Prospect Reservoir 18.3 -0.5 22.4 31st 7.3 +0.5 2.5 6th 154.8 50.3 v high 308%
Richmond RAAF 18.8 -1.0 22.9 9th 5.7   -1.5 3rd 107.8 33.2 v high 325%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 17.5   22.8 6th 6.7   -0.8 6th 281.8
Bellambi AWS 16.4   21.6 10th 10.6   8.0 2nd 279.8
Bowral (Parry Drive) 12.5 -0.9 17.5 24th 3.3 +0.2 -1.8 3rd 235.0 61.6 v high 381%
Camden Airport AWS 18.6 -0.5 22.5 31st 5.1 +1.3 -2.2 3rd 193.6 45.2 v high 428%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 18.5   22.5 31st 5.8   -1.3 3rd 150.4
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 11.9   16.0 31st 4.0   -1.9 12th 164.2
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 15.8   19.6 10th 10.5   6.7 4th 179.8
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 16.4   22.0 10th 10.8   7.9 11th 154.4
Moss Vale AWS 12.3   16.8 9th 2.5   -5.4 3rd 217.8
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 16.9   21.6 9th 7.1   1.8 3rd 259.4
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 17.1 -1.2 21.4 10th 3.7 -0.9 -2.3 3rd 315.7 64.3 v high 491%
Bega AWS 17.3 -0.6 21.5 31st 3.6 +0.5 -4.1 3rd 115.0 31.7 v high 363%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 12.7 -0.9 17.5 31st 0.1 -0.4 -7.5 5th 148.8 50.4 v high 295%
Green Cape AWS 16.1   18.5 9th 9.6   6.0 4th 63.0 34.8 high 181%
Merimbula Airport AWS 16.9   19.1 5th 5.7   -0.6 4th 127.8
Montague Island Lighthouse 15.7 -0.4 17.9 10th 10.6 +0.4 7.2 3rd 108.4 53.4 high 203%
Moruya Airport AWS 16.9   22.4 10th 5.1   -2.1 6th 214.2
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 16.7 -0.4 21.1 10th 7.1 +0.5 2.2 12th 216.4 54.6 v high 396%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 16.4 -0.5 18.5 7th 7.9 +0.6 3.2 4th 149.4 50.7 v high 295%
Nerriga AWS 13.1   17.0 31st 0.8   -6.8 12th 140.2
Ulladulla AWS 16.3 -1.1 22.1 10th 9.3 +0.1 5.3 4th 186.2 59.8 v high 311%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 13.1 +0.4 18.2 31st 0.1 +0.3 -7.7 4th 42.2 40.1 average 105%
Bombala AWS 11.6 -0.7 17.2 31st -0.1 -0.5 -6.7 4th 46.4 26.3 v high 176%
Canberra Airport 14.3   17.7 24th -0.8   -7.6 5th 26.8
Cooma Airport AWS 11.2 -0.9 16.8 6th -2.8 -1.3 -10.6 3rd 38.8 29.6 high 131%
Cooma Visitors Centre 12.9 -0.5 18.1 6th -2.3 -0.4 -9.6 3rd 34.3 27.0 high 127%
Goulburn Airport AWS 13.1 -0.4 17.2 24th -0.7 -1.3 -9.1 12th 116.8 38.9 highest 300%
Goulburn TAFE 12.9 -0.3 17.0 24th 1.6 -0.6 -5.2 12th 97.6 52.7 v high 185%
Mount Ginini AWS 4.9   10.4 31st -2.4   -7.6 2nd 39.6
Taralga Post Office 11.5 -0.4 16.0 31st 0.3 -0.9 -6.5 3rd 139.6 67.0 v high 208%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 13.9   17.8 24th 0.0   -6.1 5th 27.6
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 4.7   9.6 30th -5.5   -13.0 3rd 142.6
Thredbo AWS 1.9 +1.4 6.1 31st -5.0 -0.1 -10.4 12th 35.0 121.9 v low 29%
Thredbo Village 7.6 +1.0 12.5 31st -4.2 -1.8 -11.0 3rd 76.6 194.1 v low 39%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 15.8 +0.8 20.2 26th 1.9 -1.7 -2.8 5th 10.4 64.2 lowest 16%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 6.4   11.8 29th -0.7   -6.1 11th 13.2
Hume Reservoir 15.8 +1.6 21.4 26th 4.2 -0.7 -0.5 5th 14.8 75.8 v low 20%
Khancoban AWS 14.9   19.7 30th 0.7   -3.5 3rd 15.4
Tumbarumba Post Office 13.7 +1.5 18.0 30th -1.2 -2.1 -5.9 3rd 18.6 106.5 v low 17%
Wagga Wagga AMO 15.7 +1.2 19.6 31st 1.5 -2.1 -3.0 5th 9.8 50.6 low 19%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 15.0 +1.6 19.2 19th     1.5 2nd 49.0 98.2 low 50%
Cootamundra Airport 15.1   19.0 24th 0.1   -5.5 3rd 23.4
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 15.3 +0.5 18.8 31st 1.4 -2.6 -3.4 3rd 33.8 55.5 low 61%
Gundagai (William St) 15.8   19.5 30th 1.9   -3.4 3rd 26.4 56.8 low 46%
Quandialla Post Office 16.8 +0.6 21.2 31st 3.3 -0.3 -2.6 11th 22.4 42.2 low 53%
Temora Airport 15.6   19.4 31st 0.2   -4.5 3rd 23.6
Wyalong Post Office 17.3 +1.3 21.5 31st 3.0 -0.9 -2.0 3rd 15.0 38.7 low 39%
Young Airport 15.0 +0.4 18.8 24th 0.1 -1.2 -5.8 11th 26.0 49.9 low 52%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 16.4 +1.4 21.3 26th 2.1 -1.6 -5.0 2nd 7.1 52.9 v low 13%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 16.9   23.9 31st 2.0   -3.5 3rd 1.6
Narrandera Airport AWS 17.4   22.2 31st 1.4   -4.7 3rd 18.4 38.3 low 48%
Tocumwal Airport 16.4 +0.6 21.9 31st 2.7 -1.6 -3.0 5th 2.4 42.7 v low 6%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 17.1   22.0 31st 3.8   -1.0 11th 17.4 34.9 low 50%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 17.6 +1.0 22.8 31st 2.7 -1.2 -3.3 3rd 12.8 35.2 low 36%
Hay (Miller Street) 18.4 +1.1 25.2 31st 2.9 -1.7 -3.8 3rd 3.2 31.9 v low 10%
Hay Airport AWS 18.5   25.5 31st 2.2   -4.7 3rd 1.8
Hillston Airport 18.4 +1.3 23.8 31st 2.7 -2.2 -4.6 3rd 20.0 30.9 average 65%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 17.8 +0.2 22.6 24th 3.6 -1.0 -2.6 3rd 31.0 33.7 average 92%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 18.9 -0.1 22.2 18th 14.2 +0.7 7.7 6th 136.0 108.8 high 125%
Norfolk Island Aero 18.4 +0.1 21.7 28th 13.8 +0.6 10.3 11th 147.2 127.4 average 116%

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 September 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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 20 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.

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