New South Wales in July 2014: Dry July and very warm days

New South Wales recorded a statewide average rainfall of 14.1 mm, 64% below the historical average of 39.4 mm. This is the driest July since 2002. Most of the State recorded below-average falls with large areas of New South Wales recording less than a fifth of their average rainfall for July. The rain that did fall was mostly restricted to the ranges and southern New South Wales. The most significant rainfall event was between 16 and 18 July, associated with the passage of a cold front, and falling as snow in elevated regions. Despite the occasional passage of a cold front, high pressure systems dominated, resulting in a prevalence of dry and clear conditions during the month.

Statewide average maximum temperatures were +1.2 °C above the historical average, and rank as the seventh warmest on record for July. Minimum temperatures were slightly below average (−0.2 °C). Clear, dry conditions prevailed during the month resulting in warm daytime temperatures and generally cooling off at night resulting in above average maximums and slightly below minimum temperatures.

  • Very warm days; seventh warmest on record
  • Very dry July; 64% below average

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Extremes in July 2014
Hottest day 27.3 °C at Kempsey (Wide Street) on the 25th
Warmest days on average 21.6 °C at Casino Airport AWS
21.6 °C at Murwillumbah (Bray Park)
Coolest days on average -0.5 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -4.5 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 18th
Coldest night -11.3 °C at Glen Innes Airport AWS on the 12th
Coolest nights on average -4.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 13.5 °C at Norfolk Island Aero
11.7 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
11.7 °C at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)
Warmest night 17.3 °C at Norfolk Island Aero on the 7th
15.7 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) on the 26th
15.7 °C at Collarenebri (Albert St) on the 26th
Warmest on average overall 16.4 °C at Lord Howe Island Aero
15.8 °C at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)
Coolest on average overall -2.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 152.2 mm at Perisher Valley AWS
Wettest day 43.0 mm at Dubbo Airport AWS on the 16th
Highest wind gust 150 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 31st

Maps

Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Mean maximum temperature

Map of Mean maximum temperature

Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Mean minimum temperature

Map of Mean minimum temperature

Rainfall deciles

Map of Rainfall deciles

Rainfall totals

Map of Rainfall totals



Record highest July temperature
Highest temperature
in July 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Corowa Airport 20.0 on the 31st 19.9 on the 4th in 1994 39 13.1



Record lowest July temperature
Lowest temperature
in July 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for July
Years of
record
Average for
July
Ballina Airport AWS 0.0 on the 9th = 0.0 on the 20th in 2007 21 8.6


Summary statistics for July 2014
Maximum temperatures
for July
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for July
(°C)
Rainfall
for July
(millimetres)
Mean for
July
2014
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from
average
Highest for
July
2014
Mean for
July
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
July
2014
Total for
July
2014
Average
for
July
Rank of
July
2014
Fraction of
July
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 17.8   24.4 31st 3.6   -0.3 3rd 0.8
Tibooburra Airport 18.9   25.6 31st 6.1   2.7 6th 0.2
Tibooburra Post Office 18.9 +1.1 25.2 31st 5.2 -0.2 1.4 6th 0.2 16.3 low 1%
White Cliffs AWS 18.5   25.3 31st 4.6   1.1 13th 0.6
Wilcannia (Reid St) 18.9 +1.8 25.9 31st 2.9 -1.3 -0.9 19th 3.0 18.2 low 16%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 18.7   25.6 31st 3.2   -1.8 19th 1.8
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 16.4 +1.2 23.4 31st 5.9 +0.5 0.9 3rd 5.6 18.9 low 30%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 16.3 +0.9 23.2 31st 4.1 -0.7 -1.3 13th 1.8 18.1 v low 10%
Lake Victoria Storage 16.6 +1.3 23.5 31st 4.7 -0.6 -1.7 13th 5.2 24.5 v low 21%
Menindee Post Office 18.3 +1.3 25.4 31st 3.5 -0.6 0.4 3rd 4.6 18.1 low 25%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 17.5   24.9 31st 3.8   -2.0 13th 6.9 22.4 low 31%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS     23.2 4th 1.5   -2.4 6th 5.4
Brewarrina Hospital 19.6 +1.5 25.9 31st 3.6 -0.8 -1.7 11th 17.0 28.9 average 59%
Cobar Airport AWS 17.7 +1.6 24.2 31st 1.8 -1.3 -3.8 14th 0.4 22.5 v low 2%
Cobar MO 17.4 +1.6 23.9 31st 4.7 -0.3 -0.1 19th 1.2 28.6 v low 4%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 20.3 +1.8 26.2 31st     -2.0 8th 7.2 34.8 low 21%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen     26.5 31st 4.1   -2.5 11th 10.0
Wanaaring Post Office 20.4 +1.8 26.4 30th 2.3 -1.9 -1.6 3rd 1.6 17.7 low 9%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 17.7   24.8 31st 4.4   -1.4 13th 4.0
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 15.8 +0.9 21.2 29th 2.7 0.0 -2.8 20th 9.2 35.9 low 26%
Condobolin Airport AWS 16.1   23.5 31st 2.0   -4.6 14th 11.0 32.6 low 34%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 14.3   21.6 31st 2.6   -3.1 14th 27.4
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 17.8   24.1 31st 3.3   -2.0 12th 20.2
Nyngan Airport 17.9 +1.5 23.7 31st 3.4 -0.3 -1.5 13th 24.8 29.3 average 85%
Trangie Research Station AWS 16.7 +1.3 22.6 31st 3.3 +0.1 -2.3 8th 34.2 34.3 average 100%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 21.0 +2.2 27.1 31st 3.8 -0.9 -1.2 8th 4.8 33.1 low 15%
Walgett Airport AWS 19.5 +1.1 26.0 31st 2.9 -0.5 -2.1 14th 9.6 28.4 low 34%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 19.2   24.8 31st 3.9   -1.2 11th 4.8 39.0 low 12%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 17.2 +1.1 22.0 31st -1.0 -1.2 -6.0 12th 7.6 43.7 low 17%
Narrabri Airport AWS 18.2   23.4 31st 2.7   -2.2 8th 7.2
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 17.4   22.1 31st 0.3   -5.0 12th 18.4
Gunnedah Resource Centre 17.1 +1.0 22.2 31st 4.4 -0.3 -0.4 8th 16.6 42.7 low 39%
Quirindi Post Office 16.3 +0.4 21.9 31st 1.0 -0.6 -4.4 12th 36.3 48.2 average 75%
Tamworth Airport AWS 16.6 +0.5 22.7 25th 1.7 -0.6 -4.1 12th 23.0 44.5 average 52%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 12.8 +0.2 18.5 31st -0.9 +0.3 -8.8 12th 31.4 52.6 low 60%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 13.2   19.0 25th -0.9   -8.2 9th 20.8
Armidale Airport AWS 12.1   17.6 25th 1.2   -4.5 8th 20.6 42.9 average 48%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 13.1 +0.6 18.0 31st -0.1 -0.8 -5.5 8th 9.4 55.2 v low 17%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 13.1   18.1 31st -2.9   -11.3 12th 20.8
Guyra Hospital 10.8 +0.4 16.0 31st 0.6 -0.1 -5.8 2nd 22.6 57.7 low 39%
Inverell (Raglan St) 16.7   21.4 31st -1.8   -6.2 12th 10.4 42.4 low 25%
Inverell Research Centre 15.9 +0.8 20.9 31st 2.5 -1.1 -3.5 12th 11.2 48.1 low 23%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 15.2 +0.8 20.6 25th -1.1 -2.1 -8.2 12th 27.6 53.9 average 51%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 17.5 +1.2 22.9 31st 6.9 -0.3 2.7 1st 5.6 44.9 v low 12%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 20.2 +0.3 23.8 31st 6.5 -2.1 0.0 9th 59.0 119.5 low 49%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 18.8   22.5 5th 11.7   7.8 1st 26.8
Casino Airport AWS 21.6   27.2 31st 3.7   -1.3 9th 7.0 32.1 low 22%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 20.2   26.1 31st 8.9   4.1 9th 47.0
Grafton Airport AWS 21.0   24.9 31st 3.1   -2.3 9th 3.8
Grafton Olympic Pool 21.2 +0.7 25.5 31st 5.4 -0.9 0.1 8th 24.0 38.1 average 63%
Grafton Research Stn 20.9   25.3 31st 5.7   -1.9 8th 9.4 51.9 low 18%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 20.3   25.7 31st 8.0   2.7 9th 14.0
Lismore Airport AWS 21.3   26.7 31st 3.7   -1.6 2nd 13.6
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 21.6 +0.6 26.4 31st 6.3 -2.3 1.5 8th 2.0 63.5 v low 3%
Yamba Pilot Station 20.2 +1.2 23.9 5th 9.2 -0.5 5.8 9th 24.2 101.6 low 24%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport Comparison 20.0   25.2 25th 6.3   0.7 12th 5.8
Coffs Harbour MO 19.9 +1.2 25.1 25th 6.7 -0.9 1.2 12th 5.0 73.1 low 7%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 15.8   22.8 31st 3.5   -1.0 2nd 13.7
Kempsey (Wide Street) 20.8 +1.1 27.3 25th 4.8 -0.9 0.4 9th 21.4 65.2 average 33%
Kempsey Airport AWS 21.0   27.2 25th 3.2   -3.0 1st 12.4
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 20.0 +1.3 23.6 25th 11.7 +0.5 9.1 1st 12.0 77.4 low 16%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 19.0   24.0 31st 8.8   5.5 9th 24.3 86.7 low 28%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 19.8   25.9 31st 5.1   -0.7 18th 30.0 68.9 low 44%
Taree Airport AWS 19.3   25.9 31st 5.4   0.5 9th 13.2
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 20.2 +1.7 26.8 25th 5.1 -0.4 -0.8 9th 39.0 62.9 average 62%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 18.1 +0.9 23.6 31st 4.1 +0.1 -3.7 9th 22.6 29.3 average 77%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 18.8   24.2 31st 4.2   -1.5 9th 13.2
Gosford AWS 18.4   24.7 31st 6.3   0.4 9th 16.4
Maitland Visitors Centre 18.5   24.5 31st 5.8   -0.6 9th 22.1
Mangrove Mountain AWS 16.4   22.5 31st 5.6   1.6 14th 15.6 43.8 low 36%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 15.9   21.9 31st 1.7   -5.3 9th 40.2 35.4 average 114%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 12.2   17.2 31st 4.5   0.2 13th 22.6
Murrurundi Post Office 15.3 +0.2 20.4 25th 1.4 -0.6 -3.5 8th 35.0 63.3 low 55%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 17.8 +0.4 24.7 31st 10.1 +1.3 7.0 2nd 46.9 140.1 low 33%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 18.0 +1.3 23.7 31st 9.5 +1.1 6.2 9th 32.6 93.8 low 35%
Newcastle University 18.2   24.5 31st 7.5   2.2 9th 36.4
Norah Head AWS 17.7   23.5 31st 9.5   6.7 12th 25.4 90.8 low 28%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 18.2 +0.9 24.9 31st 6.5 +0.3 0.5 9th 24.2 40.6 low 60%
Scone Airport AWS 17.3 +0.9 22.2 31st 2.8 -0.7 -2.9 9th 36.6 39.8 average 92%
Singleton STP 18.3   23.8 31st 3.7   -3.7 9th 26.4
Williamtown RAAF 18.1 +1.1 25.0 31st 6.3 -0.1 -1.4 9th 33.8 73.2 low 46%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 14.8 +0.1 20.6 31st 1.6 -1.0 -3.3 8th 31.7 49.0 average 65%
Mudgee Airport AWS 14.3 0.0 20.3 31st 0.1 -1.2 -5.7 13th 42.2 43.6 average 97%
Nullo Mountain AWS 9.2 +0.1 14.7 31st 2.3 -0.2 -1.7 18th 40.0 62.0 low 65%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 12.3 +1.0 17.7 31st 0.5 -0.1 -4.5 4th 41.5 48.6 average 85%
Bathurst Airport AWS 11.9 +0.1 17.6 31st 0.6 -0.3 -4.0 13th 36.6 42.3 average 87%
Katoomba (Murri St) 11.6 +2.2 16.7 3rd 3.1 +0.5 -2.2 12th 14.0 83.0 low 17%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 10.9   16.3 31st 1.2   -6.0 13th 24.2 61.2 low 40%
Mount Boyce AWS 10.0 +0.7 15.3 3rd 2.5 0.0 -1.4 8th 11.6 40.8 v low 28%
Oberon (Springbank) 9.2 +0.5 14.2 31st 0.5 +0.9 -5.5 13th 41.7 70.2 average 59%
Orange Agricultural Institute 9.8 +0.4 14.6 31st 1.9 +0.4 -2.6 13th 71.4 90.1 average 79%
Orange Airport AWS 9.5   15.2 3rd 1.0   -3.7 13th 60.0
Springwood (Valley Heights) 17.0   23.1 31st 6.5   3.5 8th 9.8 55.7 low 18%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 15.8 +1.0 20.0 31st -0.2 -0.3 -6.1 12th 37.8 55.3 average 68%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 14.1   19.1 30th 5.1   0.4 19th 30.4
Dunedoo Post Office 15.8 +0.5 21.4 31st 2.2 +0.2 -4.0 8th 24.1 46.0 low 52%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 14.1   20.4 31st 1.6   -3.2 14th 31.6
Dubbo Airport AWS 15.6 +0.2 21.2 31st 2.1 -1.0 -3.0 8th 55.6 41.0 high 136%
Forbes Airport AWS 14.5   21.4 31st 2.7   -2.7 20th 23.2
Parkes Airport AWS 14.4   19.9 31st 2.2   -2.9 13th 13.4 47.9 v low 28%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 15.1 -0.1 20.8 31st 1.3 -0.9 -3.0 5th 45.5 49.0 average 93%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 18.9 +1.7 25.7 31st 4.7 -0.4 -1.1 9th 9.0 44.1 low 20%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 18.3   24.7 31st 4.7   0.0 12th 13.6
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 18.4   25.1 31st 4.9   -1.4 9th 5.6
Holsworthy Control Range 18.6   25.3 31st 4.3   -2.1 9th 5.8
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 18.7 +1.4 24.6 31st 6.3 +0.1 1.3 9th 17.8 45.6 low 39%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 19.0 +2.7 25.0 31st 8.9 +0.9 6.4 12th 16.4 97.4 low 17%
Sydney Airport AMO 18.8 +1.8 25.8 31st 8.8 +1.6 5.7 9th 11.2 69.9 v low 16%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 17.8   24.1 31st 10.5   7.7 12th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 19.0   24.8 31st 5.7   1.6 9th 15.0
Terrey Hills AWS 16.9   23.6 31st 7.7   4.0 12th 13.6
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.3   24.6 31st 3.4   -1.5 9th 8.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 18.3   25.0 31st 5.2   0.4 12th 9.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 19.0   25.6 31st 4.3   0.1 9th 12.0
Prospect Reservoir 18.1 +1.3 25.3 31st 5.9 -0.2 2.6 7th 11.1 56.3 low 20%
Richmond RAAF 18.9   25.2 31st 2.6   -3.3 4th 4.0 28.5 low 14%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 18.6   26.1 31st 6.7   -1.1 9th 2.8
Bellambi AWS 17.7   24.3 31st 10.4   7.7 12th 2.6
Bowral (Parry Drive) 12.2 +0.7 18.2 31st 2.8 +0.8 -2.4 3rd 5.0 45.3 v low 11%
Camden Airport AWS 18.7 +1.5 25.0 31st 2.2 -0.8 -3.4 9th 7.6 37.2 low 20%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 18.3   24.9 31st 3.2   -2.2 9th 6.2
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 11.5   17.3 31st 3.9   -1.2 13th 5.0
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 16.8   23.6 31st 10.3   7.8 18th 8.0
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 17.9   25.8 31st 10.5   6.9 9th 7.8
Moss Vale AWS 12.3   18.2 31st 2.1   -5.0 14th 5.0
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 17.5   23.2 31st 7.6   2.2 9th 3.4
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 17.8 +0.9 23.5 31st 2.8 -0.9 -1.0 13th 7.2 40.8 low 18%
Bega AWS 17.8 +1.6 24.2 31st 2.2 -0.1 -1.7 23rd 3.2 39.3 low 8%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 12.2 +0.2 16.0 31st 0.5 +0.5 -5.1 21st 6.0 32.6 v low 18%
Green Cape AWS 16.5   23.1 31st 10.1   6.8 18th 19.2 44.3 average 43%
Merimbula Airport AWS 17.8   23.6 31st 4.4   0.6 4th 9.4
Montague Island Lighthouse 17.1 +1.7 22.6 31st 11.3 +1.4 9.1 13th 0.6 49.7 v low 1%
Moruya Airport AWS 18.3   24.1 29th 3.7   0.1 1st 3.2
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 17.9 +1.7 23.4 29th 7.3 +1.4 3.8 13th 2.6 54.8 v low 5%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 17.8 +1.7 24.6 31st 7.6 +0.9 4.6 21st 2.3 48.6 v low 5%
Nerriga AWS 12.8   17.7 31st 1.4   -5.4 13th 7.6
Ulladulla AWS 17.5 +1.3 22.8 31st 9.5 +0.7 6.3 13th 8.6 69.3 low 12%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 12.4 +1.4 17.2 30th -0.6 +0.6 -5.4 4th 16.6 45.6 low 36%
Bombala AWS 10.9 +0.3 16.4 31st 0.3 +0.4 -4.8 21st 11.8 33.5 average 35%
Canberra Airport 12.2   16.9 31st 0.0   -5.3 20th 16.2
Cooma Airport AWS 10.3 +0.2 14.6 29th -1.4 +0.7 -6.7 23rd 6.0 28.5 low 21%
Cooma Visitors Centre 11.6 +0.3 16.0 29th -2.3 +0.5 -6.2 24th 6.8 27.7 low 25%
Goulburn Airport AWS 11.9 +0.3 16.8 31st 0.7 +0.5 -6.8 14th 11.8 33.1 v low 36%
Goulburn TAFE 11.6 +0.2 16.7 25th 2.6 +1.1 -3.5 14th 17.2 41.0 low 42%
Mount Ginini AWS 2.3   7.6 23rd -2.1   -6.7 13th 67.8
Taralga Post Office 11.0 +0.8 16.0 31st 1.1 +0.5 -5.5 14th 20.2 66.4 v low 30%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 12.1   16.9 31st 0.8   -5.1 13th 18.2
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 2.9   8.3 23rd -3.1   -8.4 21st 152.2
Thredbo AWS -0.5 -0.6 3.4 23rd -4.4 +0.9 -7.8 13th 38.4 108.5 low 35%
Thredbo Village 5.8 +0.4 8.0 28th -1.8 +2.0 -8.0 20th 117.9 161.1 average 73%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 13.3 +0.2 19.7 31st 3.8 +0.8 -2.1 20th 41.0 66.1 low 62%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 3.6   8.9 23rd -0.5   -6.0 13th 133.8
Hume Reservoir 12.7 +0.5 19.4 31st 4.9 +1.0 -0.7 19th 58.8 76.6 average 77%
Khancoban AWS 11.6   17.1 31st 2.7   -2.9 20th 89.0
Tumbarumba Post Office 11.0 +0.4 15.5 31st 1.1 +1.3 -5.5 13th 72.8 104.9 average 69%
Wagga Wagga AMO 13.1 +0.4 19.7 31st 3.0 +0.3 -3.3 13th 25.4 54.2 low 47%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 11.7 +0.1 18.0 31st     -0.8 19th 77.0 102.3 average 75%
Cootamundra Airport 12.7   17.5 29th 1.1   -5.4 14th 34.8
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 13.1 +0.2 19.8 31st 2.4 -0.7 -3.1 14th 40.4 55.8 average 72%
Gundagai (William St) 12.4   19.8 31st 2.4   -3.6 20th 47.3 63.4 low 75%
Quandialla Post Office 14.4 +0.1 21.5 31st 3.1 +0.2 -2.5 13th 29.0 43.8 average 66%
Temora Airport 13.9   19.8 31st     -3.5 14th 5.0
Wyalong Post Office 14.9 +0.9 22.0 31st 2.6 -0.4 -2.3 14th 31.2 41.7 average 75%
Young Airport 12.9 0.0 19.1 31st 0.2 -0.8 -4.9 13th 41.4 57.2 low 72%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 13.4 +0.3 20.0 31st 3.4 +0.6 -2.0 14th 22.7 54.7 low 41%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 14.3   21.7 31st 2.6   -2.7 14th 19.0
Narrandera Airport 14.4   21.5 31st 2.2   -2.9 13th 10.0 36.4 low 27%
Tocumwal Airport 14.0 +0.1 20.8 31st 3.3 -0.1 -2.0 23rd 23.4 42.2 low 55%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 14.6   21.5 31st 3.8   -1.8 13th 17.6 33.4 average 53%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 15.4 +0.9 22.3 31st 2.7 -0.8 -2.6 14th 18.8 33.2 low 57%
Hay (Miller Street) 16.1 +1.0 23.2 31st 4.0 +0.5 -2.7 14th 9.8 31.1 low 32%
Hay Airport AWS 16.5   24.0 31st 2.7   -4.0 22nd 7.6
Hillston Airport 16.8 +1.9 23.8 31st 3.1 -0.7 -4.0 14th 9.8 31.0 low 32%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 15.9 +0.4 23.5 31st 3.1 -0.3 -3.0 20th 8.4 33.6 low 25%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 19.4 +0.5 22.3 31st 13.4 -0.5 7.5 4th 106.6 139.7 average 76%
Norfolk Island Aero 18.3 -0.1 20.1 6th 13.5 0.0 11.2 23rd 105.0 141.5 average 74%

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 11 am on Friday 1 August 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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