New South Wales in November 2016: A dry end to spring

November was a relatively dry month, with below average rainfall across much of northern and eastern New South Wales. Daytime temperatures were warmer than average, particularly near the coast, while nights remained cool in inland regions.

Dry conditions return to NSW

  • Below average rainfall across most of northern and coastal NSW, with closer to average rainfall in southern inland regions
  • Statewide average rainfall was 43% below average
  • Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rain, strong winds and hail during the month, with the most widespread and severe storms overnight on the 11th including significant damage in Broken Hill

Warm on the coast

  • Maximum temperatures were above average in coastal NSW and closer to average elsewhere, with the statewide average maximum temperature 1.3 °C above average
  • Overnight temperatures remained below average in much of inland NSW and 0.4 °C below average for the State as a whole
  • Minimum temperatures were coldest at the start of the month, with parts of central NSW recording their coldest November night on record on the 1st
  • Temperatures were warm across the state between the 18th and 22nd, although no records were broken

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Extremes in November 2016
Hottest day 41.3 °C at Pooncarie Mail Agency on the 21st
Warmest days on average 33.6 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 10.9 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 1.0 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 13th
Coldest night -5.4 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 1st
Coolest nights on average 2.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 18.8 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 27.1 °C at Bourke Airport AWS on the 12th
Warmest on average overall 25.5 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest on average overall 6.7 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 159.3 mm at Thredbo Village
Driest overall 0.6 mm at Bourke Airport AWS
Wettest day 58.4 mm at Kindee Bridge (Hastings River) on the 10th
Strongest wind gust 128 km/h at Narrabri Airport AWS on the 12th

Maps

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rainfall
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Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
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Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest November daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Glen Alice 46.4 on the 12th 42.4 on the 3rd in 2007 46

Record lowest November total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Tamworth Airport AWS 11.6 32.4 in 2014 24 83.8
Bombala AWS 23.2 26.6 in 2006 23 66.7

Lowest November total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Gunnedah Pool 5.9 1.8 in 1967* 61.4
Uralla (Dumaresq St) 13.4 9.6 in 1980* 85.5
Lucas Heights (ANSTO) 11.8 9.8 in 1982 92.3
Glen Elgin (Glenbrook) 45.0 35.3 in 1982* 93.6
Upper Pappinbarra (Hillcrest) 41.0 32.0 in 1964* 128.4
Tamworth (Hillgrove) 21.6 9.6 in 1990 80.4
Guyra Hospital 34.2 34.0 in 1990* 105.3
Cooma Visitors Centre 16.8 9.4 in 1991* 63.6
Meldrum (Coolawarrah) 35.0 23.6 in 1980* 121.6
Peakhurst Golf Club 12.0 0.4 in 1982* 75.0
Walcha (Karori) 39.9 24.2 in 1990* 86.7
Wallangra (Wallangra Station) 20.2 8.6 in 1993 75.5
Krambach (Firefly Rd) 38.7 8.4 in 1990* 83.9
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 53.0 38.8 in 1994 115.9
Deepwater Post Office 50.4 39.0 in 1994* 83.6
Gowrie (Lallybroch) 35.8 8.4 in 1982* 74.3
Green Cape AWS 20.8 2.0 in 1995* 59.3

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


Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Norah Head AWS 25.5 = 25.5 in 2015 21 23.6
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 27.4 27.0 in 2014 21 25.1

Highest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 27.3 27.5 in 1968 24.5
Yamba Pilot Station 27.2 27.7 in 1968 24.7

Record lowest November temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Scone SCS 4.5 on the 1st 5.0 on the 10th in 1999 52 13.4
Bathurst Agricultural Station -1.0 on the 1st = -1.0 on the 3rd in 2003 51 8.9
Cobar Airport AWS 3.9 on the 1st 4.0 on the 17th in 2006 24 15.7
Condobolin Airport AWS 1.2 on the 1st 3.1 on the 17th in 1999 24 13.8

Record lowest November mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Barraba Post Office 9.0 9.2 in 1971 50 12.0
Tamworth Airport AWS 10.1 10.7 in 1999 24 13.5

Lowest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 8.4 8.0 in 1971* 10.9
Griffith Airport AWS 11.2 6.0 in 1992* 12.7
Glen Innes Airport AWS 6.8 6.5 in 1996 9.2

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


Highest November mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 22.6 22.7 in 1968 20.7

Summary statistics for November 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2016
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2016
Total for
November
2016
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2016
Fraction of
November
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 31.3 -0.4 40.5 21st 15.1 -2.1 7.4 1st 2.2 25.7 low 9%
Tibooburra Airport 32.8 +0.3 39.9 30th 18.1 -0.7 11.4 1st 8.4 25.8 average 33%
White Cliffs AWS 32.3 +0.1 40.0 21st 17.3 -1.0 9.2 1st 7.2 26.3 average 27%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 32.0 -0.1 40.7 21st 14.0 -2.1 4.4 1st 6.0 23.1 average 26%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 29.1 +0.3 38.7 21st 13.0 -1.8 6.6 1st 13.2 21.1 average 63%
Lake Victoria Storage 27.8 +0.4 38.3 21st 12.7 -0.5 6.5 1st 22.6 23.4 average 97%
Menindee Post Office 30.7 +0.7 40.9 21st 14.5 -0.1 9.5 1st 13.8 21.0 average 66%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 30.0 -1.2 41.3 21st 13.5 -0.9 8.0 2nd 23.2 20.9 average 111%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 33.3 +0.5 40.2 30th 16.2 -1.3 8.3 6th 0.6 37.7 v low 2%
Brewarrina Hospital 33.4 +0.9 39.3 30th 15.9 -0.3 6.3 1st 4.4 34.4 low 13%
Cobar Airport AWS 30.8 +0.4 38.1 21st 13.2 -2.5 3.9 1st 20.6 33.3 average 62%
Cobar MO 30.5 +0.9 38.2 20th 15.2 -0.8 7.1 1st 23.6 35.3 average 67%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 33.3 +1.1 38.7 30th     7.0 2nd 15.6 48.2 low 32%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 33.0 +1.1 39.2 30th 15.9 -2.4 8.4 2nd 8.4 56.8 v low 15%
Wanaaring Post Office 33.5 +0.8 40.0 30th 15.8 -1.2 8.0 2nd 11.9 25.2 average 47%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 30.1 -0.7 39.9 21st 13.8 -2.3 6.5 1st 55.2 23.6 v high 234%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.6 -0.2 36.3 30th 11.7 -1.4 2.3 1st 40.8 39.1 average 104%
Condobolin Airport AWS 29.4 +0.2 37.1 30th 11.4 -2.4 1.2 1st 41.4 45.2 average 92%
Peak Hill Post Office 29.1 +0.8 35.4 21st 13.7 -0.8 4.6 1st 53.6 47.3 average 113%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 28.6 -0.1 36.3 21st 10.6 -2.5 2.0 1st 42.0 46.0 average 91%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 31.4 +0.3 38.0 30th 12.7 -2.9 5.7 2nd 8.4 54.6 low 15%
Nyngan Airport 30.8 +0.7 38.0 30th 13.3 -1.8 6.0 1st 3.6 36.1 low 10%
Trangie Research Station AWS 29.7 +0.8 37.0 30th 12.1 -1.6 4.3 1st 23.6 45.0 average 52%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 33.6 +1.4 38.9 30th 15.3 -1.5 8.1 1st 6.2 46.0 low 13%
Walgett Airport AWS 32.6 +0.5 39.4 30th 13.4 -2.8 3.7 1st 9.8 45.6 low 21%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 31.8 +1.0 38.0 8th 14.7 -1.8 7.6 1st 23.4 75.2 low 31%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 29.4 +1.3 34.6 22nd 9.0 -3.0 4.1 2nd 64.1 73.4 average 87%
Narrabri Airport AWS 31.3 +0.1 36.7 8th 13.3 -3.2 5.1 1st 18.6 73.4 low 25%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 31.3 +0.6 35.6 20th 10.6 -3.8 3.3 1st 5.8 59.0 v low 10%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 30.6 +2.1 34.9 30th 14.2 -1.0 6.7 1st 8.0 67.5 v low 12%
Quirindi Post Office 29.7 +1.1 35.0 22nd 10.9 -1.1 6.8 2nd 26.0 65.1 low 40%
Tamworth Airport AWS 29.7 +1.3 34.5 20th 10.1 -3.4 4.7 1st 11.6 83.8 lowest 14%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 24.6 +1.0 29.0 19th 6.7 -1.6 1.7 2nd 59.2 85.8 low 69%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 24.7 +1.3 29.2 19th 7.1 -2.4 2.2 2nd 29.6 100.5 v low 29%
Armidale Airport AWS 23.5 +0.8 27.7 19th 9.0 -1.2 3.6 3rd 27.2 101.1 v low 27%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 23.4 +0.9 28.0 19th 9.0 -1.0 4.0 7th 65.8 90.9 average 72%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 23.4 +0.2 27.6 8th 6.8 -2.4 1.8 7th 78.0 124.8 low 63%
Guyra Hospital 21.8 +1.0 26.9 19th 8.5 -0.5 3.4 2nd 34.2 105.3 v low 32%
Inverell (Raglan St) 27.8 +0.6 32.4 19th 10.9 -0.7 6.9 2nd 34.5 105.2 low 33%
Inverell Research Centre 26.9 +0.9 31.1 19th 12.0 -0.9 7.8 2nd 51.6 87.1 average 59%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 25.8 +1.0 29.4 8th 8.4 -2.5 2.5 6th 29.4 85.0 v low 35%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 28.1 +2.7 31.8 24th 14.9 +0.5 11.1 15th 46.6 119.0 v low 39%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 27.5 +1.3 35.0 5th 16.1 -0.5 12.3 3rd 60.2 122.4 low 49%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 26.9 +1.8 30.6 30th 18.8 +0.2 14.8 15th 53.4 90.7 average 59%
Casino Airport AWS 32.2 +3.5 37.0 13th 14.3 -1.8 9.3 21st 38.4 110.2 low 35%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 29.0 +2.5 38.1 13th 16.8 -0.1 13.9 19th 34.4 125.3 low 27%
Grafton Airport AWS 30.3 +2.0 37.1 8th 14.4 -1.9 10.2 3rd 30.6 120.5 v low 25%
Grafton Research Stn 31.0 +2.5 37.6 8th 15.8 -0.2 12.1 3rd 36.8 81.3 average 45%
Lismore Airport AWS 30.7 +2.1 36.2 13th 14.2 -1.4 10.4 19th 30.4 106.7 v low 28%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 29.0 +1.3 35.4 5th 15.9 -0.8 12.7 2nd 86.9 124.8 low 70%
Yamba Pilot Station 27.2 +2.5 35.9 5th 18.0 +0.6 14.9 3rd 36.2 93.7 low 39%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 26.9   37.4 13th 15.8   11.2 6th 107.6


Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 25.5 +3.4 31.5 8th 11.2 -1.0 6.8 3rd 21.3 188.8 v low 11%
Kempsey Airport AWS 28.7 +1.9 36.1 13th 12.8 -1.8 8.6 6th 52.2 111.3 average 47%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 27.3 +2.8 33.5 13th 18.0 +1.2 15.0 15th 53.0 115.9 low 46%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 25.9 +2.2 33.5 13th 16.1 -0.3 11.8 6th 48.4 84.0 average 58%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 27.4 +2.3 35.5 13th 13.5 -1.8 8.9 7th 51.0 154.8 v low 33%
Taree Airport AWS 28.3 +2.4 35.3 8th 13.7 -1.5 8.3 7th 38.0 117.5 v low 32%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 30.3 +3.6 35.6 8th 13.4 -0.7 9.2 6th 126.8 166.3 average 76%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 29.9 +3.1 36.5 8th 12.1 -1.0 4.7 2nd 37.8 74.4 low 51%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 27.6   35.4 8th 13.1   6.6 2nd 37.4


Gosford AWS 26.4   34.2 12th 15.0   9.2 2nd 44.0


Maitland Airport AWS 29.6   36.6 8th 13.4   7.1 1st 43.6


Mangrove Mountain AWS 27.5 +3.2 34.1 22nd 13.8 0.0 7.3 2nd 4.2 97.1 lowest 4%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 29.0   35.6 8th 9.9   2.5 1st 40.8 60.0 average 68%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 27.7 +0.4 32.2 22nd 10.0 -1.1 3.0 6th 55.2 76.1 average 73%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 24.4 -0.1 29.2 22nd 12.8 -0.5 5.8 1st 47.0 88.4 low 53%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 25.7 +1.0 31.0 12th 17.6 +1.7 14.6 3rd 40.5 80.3 average 50%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.7 +1.2 32.1 12th 17.2 +1.0 12.8 2nd 23.8 71.0 low 34%
Newcastle University 27.7 +1.8 34.0 23rd 15.6 -0.4 10.2 2nd 51.2 113.9 low 45%
Norah Head AWS 25.5 +1.9 33.3 12th 17.2 +0.4 13.0 2nd 35.2 94.5 low 37%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 29.8 +3.0 38.2 8th 14.1 +0.1 7.3 1st 47.2 84.7 low 56%
Scone Airport AWS 29.7 +1.8 35.1 22nd 11.2 -2.0 4.1 1st 50.4 76.8 low 66%
Singleton STP 30.7 +1.9 37.2 8th 12.7 -1.3 7.2 25th 49.6 81.6 low 61%
Williamtown RAAF 27.7 +2.2 36.0 8th 14.6 +0.2 8.9 1st 40.8 82.8 average 49%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 27.4 +0.6 33.1 19th 11.4 -0.9 4.0 1st 51.9 59.7 average 87%
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.7 +0.4 32.5 8th 9.3 -2.0 2.6 1st 58.4 75.7 average 77%
Nullo Mountain AWS 20.9 +1.0 25.9 8th 10.4 +0.3 2.2 1st 57.4 101.1 low 57%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 24.3 +0.9 30.2 30th 7.5 -1.4 -1.0 1st 44.0 60.7 average 72%
Bathurst Airport AWS 24.5 +0.8 31.1 30th 7.9 -1.5 -0.2 1st 38.8 62.9 average 62%
Katoomba (Murri St) 23.3 +3.0 30.0 22nd 11.0 +1.1 4.0 1st 41.6 109.0 low 38%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 22.9 +0.1 28.2 8th 8.1 -1.7 -0.8 1st 51.4 63.3 average 81%
Mount Boyce AWS 22.7 +2.6 28.3 22nd 10.2 +0.4 2.8 1st 35.8 101.3 low 35%
Oberon (Springbank) 20.6 +0.6 26.6 20th 7.3 +0.5 -1.1 1st 90.0 71.1 average 127%
Orange Airport AWS 21.3 -0.5 26.6 19th 7.4 -1.1 -1.2 1st 55.2 79.4 average 70%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 27.7 +2.1 35.1 22nd 14.4 +0.3 7.2 1st 21.4 95.9 low 22%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 28.1 +0.2 33.0 30th 9.6 -1.0 2.5 1st 14.7 64.5 v low 23%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 26.4 -0.7 32.1 30th 13.7 -0.6 5.8 1st 16.4 61.6 low 27%
Dunedoo Post Office 28.9 +1.1 34.3 19th 11.2 -1.2 3.3 1st 39.4 55.1 average 72%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 27.3 -0.7 33.6 19th 9.5 -2.0 1.5 1st 43.4 65.8 low 66%
Dubbo Airport AWS 29.0 +0.3 36.5 30th 10.9 -2.7 3.6 1st 34.0 61.4 low 55%
Forbes Airport AWS 28.5 -0.6 36.2 22nd 10.6 -2.2 2.5 1st 36.0 45.1 average 80%
Parkes Airport AWS 27.6 -0.7 35.8 30th 9.5 -2.6 1.6 1st 57.0 57.8 average 99%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 28.4 -0.1 35.0 30th 10.5 -1.8 3.1 1st 60.6 58.0 average 104%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 28.4 +3.1 36.9 18th 15.1 +0.7 8.3 2nd 14.0 77.6 v low 18%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.4 +1.7 34.9 18th 14.8 -0.1 8.6 2nd 26.8 78.7 low 34%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 27.8   37.1 22nd 13.5   6.9 1st 12.6


Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 27.8 +2.4 36.5 22nd 14.9 +0.8 9.5 2nd 29.2 85.5 low 34%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 26.1 +2.5 32.5 12th 17.3 +1.6 12.1 1st 27.2 83.8 low 32%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.4 +2.3 35.1 18th 17.1 +1.6 11.8 1st 27.2 80.9 low 34%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 22.6 +0.5 33.3 12th 17.6 +0.5 13.1 1st



Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.5   36.4 18th 15.4   9.5 2nd 27.6


Terrey Hills AWS 25.4 +1.4 33.5 12th 15.3 -0.1 10.9 1st 33.4 102.4 low 33%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 29.7 +3.4 36.8 22nd 13.2 -0.3 6.3 1st 9.8 71.0 v low 14%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 28.8 +2.5 36.6 22nd 14.6 +0.2 9.3 3rd 14.2 81.3 v low 17%
Penrith Lakes AWS 30.0 +2.7 37.4 22nd 15.3 +0.3 9.1 1st 16.6 82.6 low 20%
Prospect Reservoir 28.4 +2.9 36.4 18th 15.1 +0.8 9.3 3rd 29.3 73.2 low 40%
Richmond RAAF 29.9 +3.0 36.7 22nd 14.4 +0.2 6.2 2nd 40.6 79.5 low 51%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 25.6 +1.7 32.8 18th 12.9 -0.5 6.3 2nd 31.4 81.2 low 39%
Bellambi AWS 23.7 +1.5 30.5 4th 16.2 +0.4 12.1 1st 29.6 97.9 low 30%
Camden Airport AWS 29.2 +3.0 37.2 22nd 13.0 0.0 4.5 1st 13.2 76.2 low 17%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 28.6 +1.5 37.4 18th 13.0 -0.7 5.6 2nd 26.8


High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 22.9   29.8 22nd 10.9   4.1 1st 29.4


Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 22.8 +0.5 30.5 18th 15.3 -0.1 10.4 1st 37.0 79.4 low 47%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 23.2 +0.9 29.9 4th 15.8 +0.2 11.5 24th 25.8


Moss Vale AWS 23.1 +1.0 30.6 21st 10.1 -0.5 1.8 1st 28.2 66.1 low 43%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 25.4 +0.7 36.8 22nd 13.4 -0.2 8.0 2nd 29.8 69.6 low 43%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club)     37.7 22nd 11.5 -0.8 5.1 1st 32.5 93.8 low 35%
Bega AWS 24.5 +1.0 35.1 18th 10.7 -0.7 2.0 1st 26.0 63.6 low 41%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 23.0 +1.1 30.0 22nd 8.2 -0.2 -1.2 1st 35.6 72.3 low 49%
Green Cape AWS 20.5 -0.1 25.3 13th 13.5 -0.9 9.9 1st 20.8 59.3 v low 35%
Merimbula Airport AWS 22.7 +1.1 33.2 18th 10.9 -1.0 4.8 2nd 18.4 84.1 v low 22%
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.2 +1.2 27.6 7th 15.0 +0.8 11.7 1st 47.8 75.6 average 63%
Moruya Airport AWS 23.8 +1.4 37.7 22nd 11.5 -0.8 5.2 2nd 38.2 83.6 low 46%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 22.7 +1.3 36.3 22nd 13.5 +0.7 8.5 2nd 34.4 77.0 low 45%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.9 +1.2 30.8 7th 13.1 -0.2 8.5 2nd 29.2 73.7 low 40%
Nerriga AWS 23.4   29.9 22nd 8.9   -0.7 1st 35.2


Ulladulla AWS 23.1 +1.5 37.2 22nd 14.4 +0.3 9.7 24th 37.4 82.7 low 45%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 22.9 +1.7 33.0 21st 7.2 +0.3 -1.3 1st 54.4 64.7 average 84%
Bombala AWS 21.7 +1.1 32.9 21st 6.9 -0.1 -0.3 1st 23.2 66.7 lowest 35%
Canberra Airport 24.8   31.2 22nd 8.6   -1.3 1st 56.8


Cooma Airport AWS 21.9 +0.6 29.4 21st 6.3 -0.2 -4.0 1st 31.8 66.9 low 48%
Cooma Visitors Centre 23.8 +1.3 31.2 21st 6.5 -0.5 -2.8 1st 16.8 63.6 v low 26%
Goulburn Airport AWS 23.4 +0.4 30.0 22nd 7.7 -0.6 -0.5 1st 29.6 52.6 average 56%
Goulburn TAFE 24.1 +1.3 31.0 21st 10.2 +0.6 1.3 1st 33.0 62.7 low 53%
Mount Ginini AWS 15.7 0.0 22.5 21st 5.1 -0.9 -2.5 1st 57.8 106.1 low 54%
Taralga Post Office 23.6 +2.1 30.0 21st 6.9 -0.8 -1.8 1st 39.9 67.5 average 59%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 25.0 +0.7 31.6 19th 9.2 -0.6 -0.5 1st 53.4 73.7 average 72%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 13.7   21.3 21st 3.1   -4.3 15th 128.4


Thredbo AWS 10.9 -0.8 18.8 20th 2.4 -0.4 -5.4 1st 99.4 146.7 low 68%
Thredbo Village 17.0 +0.5 24.0 21st 4.2 +0.4 -1.5 15th 159.3 162.9 average 98%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 25.6 -0.5 36.2 21st 10.8 -0.9 5.9 24th 49.6 62.1 average 80%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 15.1 -0.9 22.8 20th 6.3 -1.0 -1.8 1st 96.6 106.2 average 91%
Hume Reservoir 25.3 +0.2 35.9 21st 11.3 -0.5 6.2 24th 56.0 53.2 average 105%
Khancoban AWS 24.4 -0.9 31.8 21st 8.9 -0.7 4.2 15th 73.2 87.6 average 84%
Tumbarumba Post Office 23.7 +0.9 31.5 21st 8.0 +0.3 2.3 6th 66.6 74.9 average 89%
Wagga Wagga AMO 26.7 +0.8 36.2 21st 10.3 -0.6 4.2 1st 25.2 45.8 low 55%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 25.2 +1.2 32.7 22nd 10.9 -0.2 3.0 1st 43.4 72.2 average 60%
Cootamundra Airport 25.9 -0.5 33.7 21st 9.4 -1.0 1.0 1st 51.4 58.5 average 88%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 26.2 -0.5 33.3 30th 10.3 -1.5 2.7 1st 35.8 50.3 average 71%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 26.7 +0.1 34.1 21st 10.4 -1.7 2.2 1st 44.4 68.2 average 65%
Temora Airport 27.5 -1.2 36.6 21st 8.7 -3.3 0.9 1st 5.0 54.1 v low 9%
Young Airport 26.1 0.0 33.1 22nd 7.6 -1.8 0.7 1st 35.6 64.0 average 56%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 26.2 -0.5 37.0 21st 9.8 -1.3 6.0 2nd 37.8 42.0 average 90%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 27.3 -0.7 39.9 21st 10.1 -2.0 5.3 3rd 40.6 46.9 average 87%
Narrandera Airport AWS 28.2 +0.1 38.3 21st 11.0 -1.5 3.9 1st 36.8 34.7 average 106%
Tocumwal Airport 26.1 -0.7 38.0 21st 11.0 -0.9 6.5 1st 48.9 34.9 high 140%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 28.1 -0.8 38.5 21st 12.4 -2.0 5.7 24th 35.0 29.4 average 119%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 28.4 +0.2 38.7 21st 11.2 -1.5 2.2 1st 18.8 33.9 average 55%
Hay Airport AWS 28.5   40.9 21st 11.3   4.9 1st 29.0 47.5 average 61%
Hillston Airport 29.1 +0.5 38.6 21st 12.6 -1.1 4.3 1st 21.7 29.0 average 75%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 29.0 -0.5 37.6 21st 13.2 -0.9 5.6 1st 44.6 33.1 high 135%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 22.9 +0.6 25.6 13th 17.1 -0.3 10.4 6th 54.6 111.5 average 49%
Norfolk Island Aero 22.2 +0.4 25.0 25th 16.6 +0.5 13.3 4th 134.2 72.9 high 184%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each 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. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 12 pm on Thursday 1 December 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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

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

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

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