New South Wales in April 2024

Rainfall

  • New South Wales's area-averaged rainfall total was 55.4 mm, 18.3% above the 1961–1990 average.
  • The April area-averaged rainfall total for New South Wales was above to very much above average for eastern areas of the state, as well as the Riverina district.
  • The April area-averaged rainfall total for New South Wales was below average for north-west parts of the state.
  • Many sites had their highest April daily rainfall on record.
  • This occurred in the first week of the month, as a result of a deep coastal trough embedded with a low pressure system.
  • Many sites had their highest total April rainfall on record.
  • Many sites had their highest total April rainfall for at least 20 years.

Temperature


Extremes in April 2024
Hottest day 35.8 °C at Balranald (RSL) on the 1st
Warmest days on average 27.8 °C at Collarenebri (Albert St)
27.8 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 9.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 1.7 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 9th
Coldest night -5.4 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on the 26th
Coolest nights on average 1.3 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
1.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 18.2 °C at Yamba Pilot Station
Warmest night 23.3 °C at Wanaaring Post Office on the 1st
23.3 °C at Yamba Pilot Station on the 6th
Warmest on average overall 21.8 °C at Yamba Pilot Station
Coolest on average overall 5.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 461.0 mm at Nashua (Wilsons River)
Wettest day 257.0 mm at Wattamolla (Griffiths) on the 6th
Strongest wind gust 117 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 2nd

Maps
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Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
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 April daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Hatfield (Benilkie) 63.0 on the 6th 54.6 on the 22nd in 1896 144
Darkes Forest (Kintyre) 229.0 on the 6th 228.4 on the 30th in 1988 126
Sydney Botanic Gardens 162.0 on the 6th 147.8 on the 11th in 1998 126
Mittagong (Alfred Street) 164.2 on the 6th 110.0 on the 30th in 1988 122
Marulan (George St) 112.0 on the 6th 83.8 on the 8th in 1921 113
Big Hill (Glen Dusk) 131.0 on the 6th 97.0 on the 20th in 1984 78
Colo Heights (Mountain Pines) 156.2 on the 6th 136.9 on the 29th in 1963 61
Muswellbrook (Spring Creek (Castle Vale) 71.4 on the 6th 69.0 on the 4th in 2020 60
Faulconbridge (St Georges Crescent) 150.3 on the 6th 141.5 on the 16th in 1946 58
Mona Vale Golf Club 140.2 on the 6th 133.0 on the 30th in 1988 52
Camden Airport AWS 142.6 on the 6th 108.0 on the 30th in 1988 50
Mount Wilson (Clarine) 174.0 on the 6th 125.0 on the 4th in 1988 50
Guyra (Gowan Brae) 69.0 on the 7th 57.4 on the 2nd in 1989 49
Marrickville Golf Club 167.0 on the 6th 123.0 on the 21st in 2015 49
Peakhurst Golf Club 157.0 on the 6th 111.0 on the 11th in 1998 48
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 155.2 on the 6th 119.6 on the 13th in 1971 42
Barrengarry (The Old School House) 150.0 on the 6th 143.2 on the 30th in 1988 39
Swansea (Catherine St) 114.0 on the 6th 109.6 on the 8th in 2022 37
Bilpin Post Office 144.8 on the 6th 115.0 on the 21st in 2015 36
Nundle (Keeva) 55.8 on the 6th 50.0 on the 20th in 1990 35
Oberon (Jenolan Caves Road) 88.0 on the 6th 54.0 on the 20th in 1990 35
Chatswood Bowling Club 189.0 on the 6th 131.0 on the 21st in 2015 34
Putty Tea Rooms 111.0 on the 6th 87.6 on the 29th in 1963 34
Beaumont (The Cedars) 223.2 on the 6th 165.0 on the 13th in 1994 32
Hampton (Bindo) 102.0 on the 6th 68.0 on the 21st in 2015 32
Tamworth Airport AWS 66.8 on the 6th 52.0 on the 6th in 1999 32
Goulburn Airport AWS 80.8 on the 6th 37.2 on the 30th in 2023 30
Mangrove Mountain AWS 136.6 on the 6th 90.2 on the 18th in 2012 30
Mount Boyce AWS 149.0 on the 6th 105.2 on the 21st in 2015 30
Norah Head AWS 120.8 on the 20th 97.0 on the 2nd in 1999 30
Nullo Mountain AWS 84.8 on the 6th 67.2 on the 4th in 2020 30
Richmond RAAF 133.2 on the 6th 113.4 on the 21st in 2015 30
Scone Airport AWS 50.6 on the 6th 42.0 on the 24th in 1998 30
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 160.6 on the 6th 123.0 on the 21st in 2015 29
Orange Airport AWS 73.0 on the 6th 68.0 on the 22nd in 1998 29
Penrith Lakes AWS 167.0 on the 6th 85.6 on the 21st in 2015 29
Badgerys Creek AWS 106.6 on the 6th 83.6 on the 21st in 2015 28
Bellambi AWS 194.8 on the 6th 179.2 on the 5th in 2004 28
Wattamolla (Griffiths) 257.0 on the 6th 138.0 on the 22nd in 2015 28
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 131.2 on the 6th 94.6 on the 19th in 2012 27
Nicholls (Gungahlin Lakes) 53.0 on the 6th 46.6 on the 8th in 2015 26
Nundle (Barry (Barnard River)) 31.6 on the 6th 31.0 on the 5th in 2014 26
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 191.0 on the 6th 71.4 on the 7th in 2022 25
Concord (Brays Rd) 140.2 on the 6th 124.0 on the 21st in 2015 25
McLeans Ridges (Lascott Drive) 107.4 on the 4th 63.4 on the 8th in 2005 25
Bathurst Stanley Street (Macquarie River 43.0 on the 6th 37.0 on the 30th in 2020 24
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 128.5 on the 6th 121.0 on the 21st in 2015 24
Bentley (Back Creek) 87.0 on the 4th 66.0 on the 7th in 2021 24
Blackheath (Wombat Street) 166.0 on the 6th 113.0 on the 21st in 2015 24
Chifley Dam (Campbells River (Upstream C 67.0 on the 6th 43.0 on the 30th in 2020 24
Corndale (Coopers Creek) 142.0 on the 4th 54.0 on the 3rd in 2009 24
Hampden Bridge (Kangaroo River) 119.0 on the 6th =119.0 on the 22nd in 2015 24
Hillview (Shoalhaven River) 54.0 on the 6th 38.0 on the 30th in 2023 24
Kempsey Airport AWS 72.4 on the 6th 47.2 on the 6th in 2005 24
Moss Vale AWS 131.0 on the 6th 75.2 on the 7th in 2022 24
Nowra Boat Shed (Shoalhaven River) 155.0 on the 6th 132.0 on the 7th in 2022 24
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 160.0 on the 6th 132.2 on the 7th in 2022 24
Parkville (Kingdon Ponds) 48.0 on the 6th 26.6 on the 21st in 2015 24
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) 101.0 on the 6th 96.0 on the 22nd in 2015 24
Tuncester (Leycester Creek) 61.0 on the 4th 59.0 on the 3rd in 2009 24
Windellama (Pindaroo) 54.0 on the 6th 36.8 on the 30th in 2023 24
Bettowynd (Nobbys Hill) 70.0 on the 6th 47.0 on the 8th in 2015 23
Blackbutt (Tammar Place) 144.0 on the 6th 108.0 on the 5th in 2004 23
Blandford (Pages River) 46.2 on the 6th 32.0 on the 20th in 2006 23
Bungwahl 137.0 on the 6th 103.0 on the 25th in 2008 23
Faulconbridge (Great Western Hwy) 207.0 on the 6th 103.0 on the 21st in 2015 23
Goonoo Goonoo (Goonoo Goonoo Creek) 49.2 on the 6th 32.6 on the 3rd in 2003 23
Guyra (Box Point) 54.2 on the 7th 38.0 on the 3rd in 2003 23
Nashua (Wilsons River) 219.0 on the 4th 89.0 on the 18th in 2018 23
Rockley (Glenlea) 60.0 on the 6th 42.0 on the 30th in 2020 23
Sutton (Goolabri Dve) 61.4 on the 6th 53.3 on the 8th in 2015 23
Menangle Bridge (Nepean River) 103.0 on the 6th 75.0 on the 7th in 2022 22
Nymboida (Nymboida River) 71.5 on the 7th 64.0 on the 24th in 2012 22
Scone (Kingdon Ponds) 28.5 on the 6th 26.5 on the 14th in 2006 22
Trunkey (Old Post Office) 57.0 on the 6th 43.2 on the 30th in 2020 22
Wollombi (St Johns Church) 111.0 on the 6th 77.0 on the 21st in 2015 22
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd) 168.0 on the 6th 128.0 on the 21st in 2015 21
Grassy Gully (Shoalhaven River) 162.0 on the 6th 45.0 on the 1st in 2009 21
Murrurundi Gap AWS 55.8 on the 6th 37.0 on the 28th in 2007 21
Touga 75.0 on the 6th 47.6 on the 30th in 2023 21
Bowral (Orchard St) 132.0 on the 6th 62.0 on the 7th in 2022 20
Cowra Airport AWS 51.6 on the 6th 50.8 on the 30th in 2020 20
Mount Ginini AWS 56.4 on the 7th 50.4 on the 8th in 2015 20
Mulla Crossing (Cockburn River) 33.0 on the 6th 31.8 on the 28th in 2007 20
Terrey Hills AWS 161.2 on the 6th 114.6 on the 21st in 2015 20



Record highest April total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Armidale Airport AWS 127.2 113.8 in 2003 30 38.0
Casino Airport AWS 189.6 168.8 in 2013 30 70.9
Goulburn Airport AWS 104.6 86.8 in 2015 30 30.6
Inverell (Raglan St) 122.8 104.6 in 2015 30 36.8
Nullo Mountain AWS 175.6 156.6 in 2015 30 62.3
Mangrove Mountain AWS 275.8 261.0 in 2008 29 85.8
Moree Aero 90.2 69.2 in 2003 29 23.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 264.0 258.8 in 2015 29 57.6
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 116.2 114.6 in 2003 27 39.9
Nicholls (Gungahlin Lakes) 99.6 95.3 in 2015 26 41.1
Nundle (Barry (Barnard River)) 75.4 66.0 in 1992 26 29.8
Grafton Airport AWS 176.4 175.4 in 2011 25 90.1
McLeans Ridges (Lascott Drive) 338.8 282.8 in 2008 25 147.4
Bentley (Back Creek) 274.0 196.0 in 2009 24 92.9
Chifley Dam (Campbells River (Upstream C 113.0 110.0 in 2015 24 34.8
Gwyder River (Gravesend Rd Bdg (Gwydir R 123.5 79.0 in 2003 24 30.4
Inverell (Elsmore Village) 126.6 93.0 in 2015 24 38.1
Kempsey Airport AWS 245.6 240.0 in 2009 24 75.6
Moruya Airport AWS 193.4 174.0 in 2002 24 59.2
Blandford (Pages River) 99.4 87.2 in 2015 23 36.1
Corndale (Coopers Creek) 305.0 264.0 in 2011 23 133.1
Goonoo Goonoo (Goonoo Goonoo Creek) 96.0 70.6 in 2015 23 27.9
Guyra (Box Point) 139.2 108.0 in 2003 23 35.1
Nashua (Wilsons River) 461.0 362.0 in 2008 23 176.8
Rockley (Glenlea) 109.0 99.0 in 2020 23 31.4
Baryulgil (Clarence River) 237.6 143.6 in 2009 22 60.2
Nymboida (Nymboida River) 174.0 138.5 in 2015 22 53.2
Wollombi (St Johns Church) 185.0 172.4 in 2015 22 54.2
Murrurundi Gap AWS 127.2 93.8 in 2015 21 36.9
Busbys Flat 108.2 99.0 in 2012 20 46.5
Grassy Gully (Shoalhaven River) 172.0 130.0 in 2015 20 46.3
Newton Boyd (Abbey Green) 118.6 100.8 in 2009 20 43.6

Highest April total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Croppa Creek (Krui Plains) 178.4 335.4 in 1988 34.4
Araluen Lower (Araluen Rd) 163.0 257.0 in 1989 72.2
Green Pigeon (Morning View) 283.0 810.4 in 1989 141.1
Delungra (Pearsby Hall) 136.8 193.8 in 1990 37.2
Goulburn TAFE 123.6 135.6 in 1990 45.5
Hatfield (Benilkie) 69.0 85.2 in 1990 20.1
Inverell Research Centre 153.6 182.4 in 1990 40.6
Oberon (Jenolan Caves Road) 162.0 227.1 in 1990 45.8
Quirindi Post Office 131.2 142.4 in 1989* 41.4
Taralga Post Office 148.5 227.3 in 1990 59.0
Wallabadah (Woodton) 130.6 168.0 in 1990 47.0
Warialda Post Office 212.4 232.1 in 1988* 40.8
Black Swamp (Maxwell) 135.2 197.5 in 1990* 69.9
Marulan (George St) 156.0 181.5 in 1989* 51.7
Willow Tree (Cooinda) 116.8 137.4 in 1990* 36.4
Bingara Post Office 91.5 135.0 in 1990* 40.8
Mona Vale Golf Club 265.6 332.4 in 1990* 116.4
Old Koreelah (McPherson) 135.2 146.6 in 1990* 59.0
Woodhouselee (Leeston) 126.0 166.6 in 1990* 52.4
Bonalbo Post Office 156.3 186.3 in 1990* 73.7
Brushgrove (Clarence St) 185.4 343.2 in 1989* 93.8
Glen Elgin (Glenbrook) 133.8 201.6 in 1990* 61.9
Nymboida (Sutton St) 204.1 223.0 in 1990* 78.6
Uralla (Dumaresq St) 126.0 162.4 in 1990* 40.1
Faulconbridge (St Georges Crescent) 277.8 349.6 in 1990* 92.0
Big Hill (Glen Dusk) 186.0 192.1 in 1990* 54.9
Nundle (Keeva) 117.4 178.8 in 1990* 46.6
Bundarra Post Office 120.2 152.4 in 1990* 43.3
Dairy Flat 155.4 195.4 in 1990* 51.4
Broke (Harrowby) 155.0 157.8 in 1994* 50.1
Norah Head AWS 381.0 404.6 in 1999 129.5
Tamworth Airport AWS 122.0 123.0 in 1999 28.4
Clunes (Flatley Drive) 334.0 335.0 in 1999* 164.1
Duri (Ashgrove) No 142 103.2 133.6 in 1999* 37.7
Guyra (Gowan Brae) 161.0 202.0 in 1990* 53.3
Pokolbin (Ben Ean) 188.2 223.8 in 1989* 63.9
Wylie Creek (Aloomba) 89.2 181.4 in 1990* 52.6
Angledool (Angledool Station) 63.7 78.0 in 2003 31.5
Guyra Hospital 135.0 136.3 in 2003 50.5
Nerriga Composite 71.0 71.4 in 1998* 54.9
Pallamallawa Post Office 96.0 135.2 in 2003 34.8
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 175.8 191.6 in 2003* 85.8
Quirindi (Spring Vale) 96.4 100.8 in 1999* 35.0
Uralla (Salisbury Court) 95.6 117.8 in 2003* 39.9

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




Record highest April temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 29.8 on the 3rd = 29.8 on the 12th in 2014 22 24.0



Lowest April mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
April
Tibooburra Airport 25.6 25.4 in 1999 27.8



Record highest April daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Coonamble Airport AWS 21.6 on the 1st 21.5 on the 4th in 2005 27 12.1
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 23.2 on the 1st 22.8 on the 9th in 2019 27 14.4



Highest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Quirindi Post Office 11.9 12.4 in 1998 9.0



Record lowest April mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Broken Hill Airport AWS 8.5 8.8 in 1994 34 11.5
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 9.3 9.7 in 2011 24 12.2
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 9.1 9.8 in 2021 24 11.9
Pooncarie Mail Agency 8.6 8.7 in 2006 21 11.3

Lowest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
April
Deniliquin Airport AWS 7.3 6.7 in 1999 9.6



Record lowest April mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 17.3 = 17.3 in 2006 24 19.5

Lowest April mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
April
Broken Hill Airport AWS 15.6 15.4 in 1996 17.9



Summary statistics for April 2024
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2024
Diff
from
average
Highest for
April
2024
Mean for
April
2024
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
April
2024
Total for
April
2024
Average
for
April
Rank of
April
2024
Fraction of
April
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 24.4 -2.1 29.1 23rd 11.2 -1.6 6.2 27th 18.8 14.4 high 131%
Smithville AWS 25.9   30.4 23rd 11.8   5.9 27th 0.6
Tibooburra Airport 25.6 -2.2 29.5 16th 13.9 -1.2 9.4 27th 1.6 12.9 low 12%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 26.3   30.6 29th 13.6   7.1 26th 1.2
White Cliffs AWS 25.3 -1.6 31.1 1st 12.4 -1.7 7.1 27th 2.6 18.7 low 14%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 25.5 -1.6 34.8 1st 9.1 -2.8 3.8 27th 4.4 19.9 average 22%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 22.7 -1.7 27.7 23rd 8.5 -3.0 4.1 27th 0.4 20.6 low 2%
Lake Victoria Storage 23.1 -0.5 31.0 1st 8.7 -1.8 3.0 27th 14.9 18.9 average 79%
Menindee Post Office 24.6 -1.1 32.0 1st 9.7 -1.3 4.7 27th 6.5 17.2 average 38%
Mulurulu AWS 23.5   34.4 1st 8.5   1.7 27th 7.4
Pooncarie Mail Agency 23.6 -2.6 33.0 1st 8.6 -2.7 3.5 27th 15.4 18.1 average 85%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 27.1 -1.0 35.4 1st 12.7 -0.8 7.6 10th 12.6 23.1 average 55%
Brewarrina Hospital 27.3 -0.3 35.0 1st 12.1 -0.5 7.4 11th 13.6 29.4 average 46%
Cobar Airport AWS 24.2 -1.6 33.2 1st 10.1 -1.4 2.5 26th 8.8 21.3 average 41%
Cobar MO 24.2 -1.2 33.5 1st 11.5 -1.4 5.7 10th 12.2 27.4 average 45%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 27.8 +0.1 32.2 15th 13.6 +1.0 9.0 12th 51.6 33.9 high 152%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 27.0 -1.0 31.9 17th 13.9 -0.5 9.4 11th 21.9 24.5 average 89%
Noona AWS 24.3   33.5 1st 11.2   6.3 26th 5.0
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 26.7   35.0 1st 12.5   4.7 27th 4.0
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 23.5   34.3 1st 6.5   -0.9 26th 54.8
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 24.2 -1.6 35.6 1st 9.3 -2.9 3.8 27th 20.8 23.0 average 90%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Airport AWS 23.9 -0.9 33.4 1st 8.2 -1.5 1.4 26th 70.0 26.7 v high 262%
Peak Hill Post Office 24.8 -0.3 33.1 1st 10.6 -1.8 5.2 26th 82.8 43.2 high 192%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 23.4 -0.7 33.4 1st 8.4 -1.3 2.8 27th 72.8 27.2 high 268%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 25.4 -0.9 33.2 1st 12.1 0.0 7.0 11th 67.6 37.7 high 179%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 25.2   33.9 1st 12.6   8.3 28th 41.0
Nyngan Airport 25.1 -0.6 33.0 1st 11.9 0.0 6.6 26th 26.0 34.1 average 76%
Trangie Research Station AWS 24.3 -0.3 32.4 1st 11.3 0.0 5.8 26th 43.2 40.6 average 106%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 26.5   34.2 1st 12.1   7.0 11th 27.2
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 27.8 0.0 32.9 1st 14.3 +1.4 8.1 27th 36.4 30.1 high 121%
Walgett Airport AWS 27.0 -0.6 34.9 1st 11.6 -0.1 5.6 27th 35.8 22.2 high 161%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 26.3 -1.0 32.0 1st 13.8 +1.0 6.3 26th 90.2 23.6 highest 382%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 24.0 -1.0 29.6 1st 8.7 +0.8 3.9 26th 85.8 39.0 v high 220%
Narrabri Airport AWS 26.3 -0.6 32.2 1st 12.7 +0.4 6.3 11th 56.8 28.6 high 199%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 25.8 -0.6 31.5 1st 11.2 +0.4 5.0 11th 63.4 23.1 high 274%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 25.5 +0.2 31.0 1st 13.6 +0.7 8.7 19th 86.6 38.3 high 226%
Quirindi Post Office 25.0 0.0 32.0 1st 11.9 +2.9 5.4 11th 131.2 41.4 v high 317%
Tamworth Airport AWS 24.5 -0.9 29.4 1st 11.0 +1.0 5.4 11th 122.0 28.4 v high 430%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 20.9 -0.4 25.5 1st 6.2 +0.4 0.0 11th 68.0 40.7 high 167%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 20.5 +0.1 25.0 1st 7.7 +0.9 2.5 12th 116.2 39.9 highest 291%
Armidale Airport AWS 19.6 -0.1 23.7 2nd 8.8 +1.0 4.5 11th 127.2 38.0 highest 335%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 20.9 +0.8 26.0 1st 8.7 +0.7 3.1 11th 88.5 41.2 v high 215%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 20.7 0.0 24.6 1st 7.2 +0.5 1.0 11th 117.6 50.2 v high 234%
Guyra Hospital 18.1 +0.1 22.3 1st 8.0 +1.1 4.0 10th 135.0 50.5 high 267%
Inverell (Raglan St) 24.2 -0.4 29.5 1st 8.7 +1.0 4.1 11th 122.8 36.8 highest 334%
Inverell Research Centre 23.6 0.0 29.5 1st 11.5 +0.5 6.3 19th 153.6 40.6 v high 378%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 22.8 +0.6 27.2 2nd 14.0 +0.5 10.6 10th 157.8 96.6 high 163%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 25.4 +0.4 28.4 8th 16.3 +0.9 12.8 30th 334.4 187.1 v high 179%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 24.5 +0.5 29.8 3rd 17.9 +0.2 15.1 27th
Casino Airport AWS 26.8 +0.8 31.4 3rd 15.4 +1.3 11.8 11th 189.6 70.9 highest 267%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.8 +1.1 30.3 2nd 17.0 +0.5 14.4 19th 155.6 164.4 average 95%
Grafton Airport AWS 26.5 +0.8 30.8 2nd 14.9 +1.1 11.3 19th 176.4 90.1 highest 196%
Grafton Research Stn 26.4 +0.6 31.1 2nd 15.8 +1.2 13.0 19th 168.6 80.8 v high 209%
Lismore Airport AWS 26.1 +0.3 30.8 3rd 14.9 +1.0 10.5 11th 188.0 112.5 high 167%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 26.2 0.0 31.5 3rd     13.0 29th 138.0 149.1 average 93%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.6 +1.3 30.0 5th 18.2 +1.7 14.8 11th 231.4 160.6 high 144%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 25.2 +0.4 30.2 2nd 16.3 +0.7 12.0 19th 270.2 149.3 v high 181%
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.3 0.0 31.4 2nd 14.3 +1.2 10.8 19th 245.6 75.6 highest 325%
Manning (district 60)
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.9   31.0 2nd 14.9   11.9 26th 350.6
Taree Airport AWS 25.1 +0.7 31.0 2nd 14.7 +1.1 11.7 28th 241.2 105.8 high 228%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 25.0 +0.5 30.6 2nd 13.7 +1.0 10.5 28th 334.4 158.6 v high 211%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 24.7 +0.5 30.7 1st 11.4 +0.7 7.0 26th 182.8 57.9 v high 316%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 24.5 +0.2 28.2 1st 12.1 +0.1 8.9 26th 269.8 105.6 high 255%
Gosford AWS 23.8 +0.1 28.8 1st 14.0 +0.1 10.9 26th 305.6 148.3 high 206%
Maitland Airport AWS 24.9   30.0 1st 12.7   8.9 26th 154.8
Mangrove Mountain AWS 23.4 +1.3 29.9 1st 11.4 -0.7 6.7 11th 275.8 85.8 highest 321%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 23.6 0.0 30.6 1st 9.2 -0.2 4.1 11th 89.8 34.2 v high 263%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 23.2   30.2 1st 9.5   4.3 11th 131.2
Murrurundi Gap AWS 20.5 -0.4 27.9 1st 11.7 +0.5 6.8 26th 127.2 36.9 highest 345%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.1 +0.3 27.0 29th 16.3 +0.9 13.6 10th 189.4 116.0 high 163%
Norah Head AWS 23.6 +0.4 28.7 1st 16.2 +0.2 12.8 10th 381.0 129.5 v high 294%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 24.7 +0.4 30.3 1st 13.1 +0.5 9.1 26th 167.6 85.8 v high 195%
Scone Airport AWS 24.3 -0.3 30.6 1st 9.6 -0.5 4.1 26th 103.8 34.8 v high 298%
Singleton Defence AWS 24.6   31.0 1st 13.2   9.5 19th 37.6
Williamtown RAAF 24.3 +0.6 29.1 1st 13.8 +0.6 10.3 28th 195.4 110.7 high 177%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 22.4 -0.5 29.6 1st 7.9 -0.1 2.6 26th 87.0 40.2 high 216%
Nullo Mountain AWS 16.6 -0.2 23.3 1st 8.5 -0.1 2.5 26th 175.6 62.3 highest 282%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 20.4 +0.2 23.0 16th 5.9 -0.8 -0.5 26th 109.8 42.1 v high 261%
Bathurst Airport AWS 20.4 -0.4 28.3 1st 6.6 +0.1 -0.2 26th 60.4 34.7 high 174%
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 18.5 +1.7 26.9 1st 9.4 +0.6 4.1 11th 258.5 121.9 high 212%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 18.5 -0.1 26.8 1st 6.5 -0.9 0.3 26th 138.2 57.9 v high 239%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 19.0   26.4 1st 4.8   -1.4 26th 157.4
Mount Boyce AWS 17.3 0.0 26.1 1st 9.0 +0.3 4.0 10th 245.8 73.8 v high 333%
Orange Airport AWS 17.8 -0.8 26.6 1st 5.3 -0.3 -0.9 26th 141.0 50.6 v high 279%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 23.2 -0.7 30.0 1st 8.6 +1.5 4.0 11th 67.5 51.7 average 131%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 21.9 -0.8 28.0 1st 11.8 0.0 5.9 10th 59.0 39.0 high 151%
Dunedoo Post Office 24.0 -0.3 31.8 1st 9.5 -0.4 3.8 26th
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 23.0 -0.8 32.2 1st 8.3 -0.5 2.2 25th 91.2 41.3 high 221%
Dubbo Airport AWS 23.4 -1.5 31.0 1st 9.7 -0.6 3.7 26th 116.0 39.5 v high 294%
Forbes Airport AWS 23.3 -1.3 26.9 23rd 7.5 -2.0 0.3 26th 46.2 32.1 high 144%
Parkes Airport AWS 23.0 -1.1 32.5 1st 8.9 -0.7 1.8 26th 66.2 34.2 high 194%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 23.8 -0.8 32.0 1st 9.1 -0.4 3.7 19th 70.2 45.7 high 154%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 24.5 +0.7 31.1 1st 13.2 +0.4 9.0 26th 162.4 84.1 high 193%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 23.7 +0.2 29.2 1st 13.0 +0.2 8.4 26th 253.4 104.6 v high 242%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 23.8 -0.1 31.0 1st 12.3 -0.1 7.6 26th 143.0 71.3 high 201%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 23.5 -0.4 29.6 1st 14.2 +1.3 11.0 11th 170.0 89.9 high 189%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 24.1   28.6 1st 15.2   11.5 26th
Sydney Airport AMO 23.3 +0.3 29.6 6th 15.4 +1.0 11.6 26th 186.6 107.6 high 173%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 22.5 +0.1 27.3 6th 16.9 +0.2 13.3 10th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 24.6 +0.2 30.9 1st 13.8 -0.1 8.9 26th
Terrey Hills AWS 22.4 +0.1 26.8 6th 14.1 +0.1 10.3 27th 268.0 120.5 v high 222%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 24.6 +0.5 32.0 1st 12.1 +0.6 8.1 19th 150.8 51.6 v high 292%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.3 +0.5 31.7 1st 13.2 +0.3 8.7 19th 191.8 73.5 v high 261%
Penrith Lakes AWS 24.8 +0.1 32.9 1st 13.3 +0.2 9.1 26th 264.0 57.6 highest 458%
Richmond RAAF 24.6 +0.4 32.1 1st 12.6 +0.8 7.2 26th 221.0 60.8 v high 363%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 23.2 -0.1 28.5 2nd 12.2 0.0 8.1 25th 261.0 82.6 v high 316%
Bellambi AWS 22.1 -0.2 27.4 2nd 15.6 0.0 11.3 10th 251.2 104.0 high 242%
Camden Airport AWS 24.5 +0.6 31.5 1st 10.9 -0.1 5.6 26th 184.6 68.6 v high 269%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 24.4 +0.3 31.6 1st 11.2 -0.2 7.0 26th 163.0 66.5 high 245%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 18.2   27.0 1st 9.8   3.7 10th 254.4 79.6 v high 320%
Holsworthy Defence AWS 23.6   31.4 1st 12.1   7.7 26th 158.0
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 21.0 -0.4 26.0 2nd 15.4 0.0 12.5 10th 180.2 141.7 high 127%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 21.3   27.6 2nd 13.9   10.5 25th 179.0
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 21.5 -0.7 27.4 2nd 15.1 -0.5 12.0 10th 134.2 94.8 high 142%
Moss Vale AWS 18.9 -0.2 27.5 1st 7.8 -0.8 0.6 26th 182.2 64.3 high 283%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 23.0 +0.1 29.5 1st 12.3 -0.2 7.6 25th 164.2 75.4 high 218%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 21.8 -0.6 30.2 1st 10.8 +1.2 4.3 25th 77.8 36.0 high 216%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 19.0 -0.5 27.0 1st 6.6 +0.5 -0.2 25th 68.4 42.5 high 161%
Green Cape AWS 20.8 -0.1 24.6 8th 14.7 +0.1 12.0 10th 55.8 62.9 average 89%
Merimbula Airport AWS 21.3 -0.4 30.0 2nd 11.6 +0.7 7.4 10th 59.4 62.9 average 94%
Montague Island Lighthouse 20.4 -0.2 27.3 2nd 15.5 +0.2 11.8 25th 77.8 81.0 average 96%
Moruya Airport AWS 21.5 -0.6 30.0 2nd 12.0 +0.8 4.1 25th 193.4 59.2 highest 327%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.1 -0.5 29.2 2nd 13.3 +1.0 7.9 25th 175.8 85.8 high 205%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.0 -0.2 28.2 2nd 13.5 +0.4 8.1 25th 116.4 81.6 high 143%
Nerriga AWS 19.4 -0.6 28.4 1st 7.4 -0.8 0.7 26th 80.8 48.9 high 165%
Ulladulla AWS 21.2 -0.3 27.3 2nd 14.2 +0.1 9.9 26th 128.8 105.9 average 122%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 19.0 +0.4 29.1 1st 6.8 +1.5 0.0 25th 44.6 45.1 average 99%
Bombala AWS 18.1 0.0 28.3 1st 6.5 +1.0 -0.3 25th 44.4 38.2 high 116%
Canberra Airport 20.8 0.0 29.0 1st 5.8 -1.1 -0.5 25th 77.2 42.8 high 180%
Cooma Airport AWS 17.6 -0.5 26.3 1st 4.1 +0.3 -4.6 25th 70.4 40.4 high 174%
Cooma Visitors Centre     27.6 1st 5.4 +1.3 -1.0 22nd 15.0 37.9 low 40%
Goulburn Airport AWS 19.7 -0.3 28.1 1st 5.5 -0.4 -2.0 26th 104.6 30.6 highest 342%
Goulburn TAFE 19.4 -0.6 28.0 1st 7.4 -0.5 0.6 26th 123.6 45.5 v high 272%
Mount Ginini AWS 11.7 -0.2 20.0 1st 4.1 0.0 -1.8 10th 123.0 66.7 high 184%
Taralga Post Office 18.6 -0.1 27.7 1st 5.2 -1.0 -1.5 25th 148.5 59.0 v high 252%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 20.5 -0.4 28.5 1st 5.7 -1.2 0.0 25th 61.0 38.5 high 158%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 11.8 +0.1 20.3 1st 1.3 -0.1 -5.4 26th 112.8 124.3 average 91%
Thredbo AWS 9.3 -0.1 16.6 1st 1.3 -0.3 -2.7 10th 78.4 104.5 average 75%
Thredbo Village 14.6 +0.6 22.0 1st 2.1 +0.4 -3.9 25th 71.0 112.4 average 63%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 22.8 +0.2 33.1 1st 8.1 -0.5 2.7 25th 31.6 40.9 average 77%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 12.7 -0.2 20.8 1st 5.9 0.0 0.0 10th 79.4 76.5 average 104%
Hume Reservoir 22.6 +0.8 32.6 1st 8.8 -1.3 3.1 25th 29.8 51.8 average 58%
Khancoban AWS 22.2 +0.6 30.9 1st 6.0 -1.3 0.4 25th 51.2 57.3 average 89%
Tumbarumba Post Office 20.9 +0.8 30.0 1st 4.8 -0.3 -1.3 25th 43.6 66.1 average 66%
Wagga Wagga AMO 22.9 +0.3 32.7 1st 7.8 -1.4 2.2 26th 38.6 40.3 average 96%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Cootamundra Airport 21.8 -0.8 31.0 1st 6.1 -1.4 0.0 26th 76.9 36.8 high 209%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 22.2 -0.5 31.4 1st 7.1 -2.2 1.4 26th 87.3 47.2 high 185%
Temora Airport 22.9 -0.8 32.6 1st 7.1 -1.6 1.2 26th 68.8 34.9 high 197%
Young Airport 22.0 -0.7 31.2 1st 5.2 -1.6 -1.1 25th 78.0 36.2 v high 215%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Deniliquin Airport AWS 23.0 -0.5 33.7 1st 7.3 -2.3 1.3 27th 17.0 27.8 average 61%
Kapooka (Defence) 23.3   33.6 1st 6.6   0.3 26th 41.6
Narrandera Airport AWS 23.2 -0.6 34.4 1st 8.3 -1.4 2.5 27th 60.2 35.2 high 171%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 23.1 -1.2 33.5 1st 9.7 -2.0 4.1 26th 38.6 32.4 average 119%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 23.2 -0.9 34.7 1st 8.4 -1.9 2.9 25th 53.2 29.6 high 180%
Hay Airport AWS 23.6 -1.1 35.1 1st 7.2 -2.8 0.3 27th 43.0 28.3 high 152%
Hillston Airport 23.4 -1.0 34.8 1st 9.0 -1.6 3.0 26th 58.2 28.0 v high 208%
Note: From 2017, information about Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands can be found in the climate summary for the Remote Islands and Antarctica

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, usually published in the first week of the following month, lists the main features of the weather in New South Wales using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Friday 3 May 2024. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites are long-term means based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not shown for sites with less than 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

Information about Australian Indigenous seasonal calendars is available at the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website.


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