New South Wales in March 2014: A wet March for NSW

NSW experienced a wet and cloudy March, with close to average daytime temperatures and warmer than average nights.

  • Wettest month for the Murray-Darling Basin in 2 years
  • Warmest night-time temperatures since 2007

Rainfall - A wet month for NSW

NSW recorded a statewide average rainfall of 78.3 mm during March, well above the historical average of 49 mm. Rainfall was above average across 95% of the state, with an average rainfall of 62.2 mm in the Murray-Darling Basin, well above the average of 38.5 mm and the wettest single month since March 2012. While few stations broke March total rainfall records, several along the east coast experienced their wettest March in more than twenty years, including Gunnedah, Murwillumbah, and Moruya.

Most of the rain was associated with a series of surface troughs and associated thunderstorms throughout the month, with thunderstorms producing localised rain on most days. Heavier falls occurred in central and eastern NSW on the 1st and 2nd, with two-day totals on up to 175.2 mm at Yarras, as well as in eastern NSW between the 24th and 29th associated with a series of surface troughs and an upper level cold pool.

The heaviest falls were along the south coast associated with a localised low pressure system, with daily falls reaching 225 mm at Hampden Bridge in the Illawarra on the 25th while Moruya recorded 234 mm during the 48 hours to 9 am on the 27th. This was followed by very heavy rain in the northeast, with 317 mm at Boat Harbour (Rous River) and 246 mm at Murwillumbah to 9 am on the 28th.

See a list of March rainfall records.

Temperature - Warm nights in the east

The statewide average maximum temperature during March was 0.2 °C above the historical average, with most of the state recording temperatures within 1 °C of the average. There were several cool spells associated with the passage of surface troughs and rainfall, with particularly cool days in central NSW associated with rain events on the 1st and between the 24th and 27th.

In contrast, the statewide average minimum temperature was 1 °C above the historical average, making it the warmest March since 2007. Most of eastern NSW recorded minimum temperatures more than 1 °C above average, with some short-record (less than 30 years) stations in the southeast experiencing their warmest March nights on record. One feature of the month was a lack of cool nights, with Goulburn and Tumbarumba recording their fewest nights below 10 °C in almost 50 years of record, as well as the fewest nights below 15 °C at Moruya.

The mean temperature for NSW was 0.6 °C above average, the warmest since 2009.

See a list of March temperature records.

Other phenomena

Thunderstorms were frequent across NSW during March, many of which produced very heavy rainfall over short periods. The heaviest falls were reported in the Illawarra region on the 24th, with 55 mm in 30 minutes at Cronulla and 50 mm in 60 minutes at Balgownie, causing localised flooding and road closures as well as one fatality. There were over 700 calls to the SES, primarily for flooding and roof damage, with extensive water damage to a school in Bulli. Heavy rain also caused minor flooding in the Northern Rivers over the 27th and 28th, with 317 mm in 24 hours at Boat Harbour.

Many stations across northeastern NSW recorded wind gusts above 90 km/h during storms on the 15th and 16th, reaching 115 km/h at Evans Head, while a tornado was reported as causing damage in the Bega region on the 5th. Hail was reported across southern Sydney and the Illawarra on the 22nd, with 4 cm hail at Menai, while 4 cm hail was also reported at St Clair in western Sydney on the 30th.

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Extremes in March 2014
Hottest day 39.1 °C at Pooncarie Mail Agency on the 10th
Warmest days on average 33.0 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest days on average 12.9 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 3.5 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 16th
Coldest night -0.1 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 17th
-0.1 °C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on the 31st
Coolest nights on average 5.5 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 20.7 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 25.0 °C at White Cliffs AWS on the 12th
Warmest on average overall 26.3 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest on average overall 9.2 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 471.0 mm at Boat Harbour (Rous River)
Wettest day 317.0 mm at Boat Harbour (Rous River) on the 28th
Highest wind gust 137 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 16th

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Record highest March daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in March 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for March
Years of
record
Tabulam (Muirne) 119.2 on the 28th 109.0 on the 9th in 2001 44
Robertson (The Pie Shop) 106.8 on the 25th 106.2 on the 8th in 2012 24
Beaumont (The Cedars) 209.8 on the 25th 133.0 on the 30th in 2002 22


Record highest total March rainfall
Total rainfall
for March 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Manildra (George St) 176.4 173.6 in 1956 103 53.9
Rowena Post Office 212.8 152.4 in 2000 45 44.3
Robertson (The Pie Shop) 383.8 327.8 in 2012 23 124.2
Box Hill (Hynds Road) 201.0 180.0 in 2012 20 84.8
Inverell (Raglan St) 187.1 169.6 in 1999 20 72.3

Record highest March mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for March 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Bowral (Parry Drive) 13.4 = 13.4 in 2000 42 11.6
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 17.0 16.8 in 2006 27 15.3
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 15.3 = 15.3 in 2000 22 13.9
Cooma Airport AWS 9.6 = 9.6 in 2000 22 7.5
Ulladulla AWS 17.3 = 17.3 in 2006 22 16.3


Record highest March mean temperature
Mean daily
temperature
for March 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for March
Years of
record
Average for
March
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 20.4 = 20.4 in 2006 27 19.0
Bega AWS 20.4 20.0 in 2006 22 18.6


Summary statistics for March 2014
Maximum temperatures
for March
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March
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2014
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Lowest for
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Total for
March
2014
Average
for
March
Rank of
March
2014
Fraction of
March
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 32.1   36.7 11th 18.0   11.4 24th 6.2
Tibooburra Airport 33.0   36.8 15th 19.5   12.9 25th 16.2
Tibooburra Post Office 32.8 +0.7 36.3 15th 19.4 +0.8 12.3 25th 30.4 24.8 high 123%
White Cliffs AWS 32.4   36.9 10th 19.0   12.2 24th 21.8
Wilcannia (Reid St) 32.0 +0.7 36.8 10th 17.0 +0.8 9.4 25th 67.4 24.9 v high 271%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 32.4   38.0 10th 16.7   8.9 24th 39.6
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 30.9 +2.0 37.1 11th 16.7 +1.1 8.9 24th 31.0 21.8 high 142%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 30.4 +1.6 36.3 11th 16.2 +1.1 8.8 24th 18.0 21.1 average 85%
Lake Victoria Storage 29.5 +1.0 38.2 10th 14.7 +0.7 8.9 22nd 13.3 14.6 average 91%
Menindee Post Office 31.9 +1.2 38.3 11th 16.7 +1.5 11.2 24th 12.4 18.7 average 66%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 31.6   39.1 10th 15.7   9.6 23rd 6.8 18.2 average 37%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 31.5   35.0 6th 18.2   13.0 18th 60.6
Brewarrina Hospital 31.5 -0.8 35.5 13th 18.4 +1.0 12.4 18th 52.2 40.4 high 129%
Cobar Airport AWS 29.6 -0.7 34.0 12th 16.9 +0.7 9.4 25th 48.8 31.3 average 156%
Cobar MO 29.1 -0.9 32.3 19th 17.6 +0.5 11.0 25th 61.4 36.0 high 171%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 32.8   36.5 19th 19.6   14.0 18th 18.5
Wanaaring Post Office 32.6 +0.3 36.5 12th 19.1 +1.6 11.7 25th 43.7 27.1 high 161%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 29.4 +0.2 35.0 11th 14.2 +0.6 9.0 22nd 25.6 22.6 average 113%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 31.0   36.7 11th 16.7   9.5 25th 24.8
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.5 -1.0 32.2 14th 16.3 +1.5 9.5 17th 104.5 40.3 v high 259%
Condobolin Airport AWS     32.4 14th 16.3 +1.6 8.7 17th 77.4
Peak Hill Post Office 28.5 -0.8 32.5 13th 17.5 +1.2 9.7 17th 170.8 50.6 v high 338%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 28.5   32.5 20th 15.1   8.2 17th 109.4
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 30.1   34.5 19th 17.4   9.5 17th 89.0
Nyngan Airport 29.1 -1.4 33.4 13th 17.0 +0.6 10.0 17th 118.4 42.2 v high 281%
Trangie Research Station AWS 28.6 -0.7 32.9 13th 16.6 +1.0 7.9 17th 81.4 47.8 high 170%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 32.3 +0.5 37.0 19th 19.3 +1.7 13.9 18th 174.5 51.2 v high 341%
Walgett Airport AWS 31.9 +0.3 35.9 19th 17.8 +1.3 9.8 17th 36.0 35.3 average 102%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 30.9   35.4 19th 18.7   14.9 18th 83.0
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 28.5 -0.4 32.5 18th     12.0 23rd 120.0 54.9 high 219%
Narrabri Airport AWS 30.4   34.6 16th 17.4   12.1 17th 176.4
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 29.3   33.8 19th 16.1   9.9 17th 161.8
Gunnedah Resource Centre 28.6 -0.5 33.0 19th 17.5 +0.9 12.5 17th 146.2 42.9 v high 341%
Quirindi Post Office 29.4 +0.1 33.2 19th 15.2 +1.7 9.0 17th 81.1 53.5 high 152%
Tamworth Airport AWS 29.0 0.0 33.6 19th 16.0 +1.8 10.5 17th 88.0 48.5 average 181%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 24.0 -0.7 27.5 16th 11.8 +2.0 8.0 12th 118.4 52.6 v high 225%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 23.7   27.6 16th 11.3   6.6 12th 101.8
Armidale Airport AWS 23.0   28.0 16th 12.0   8.7 12th 115.8 59.5 high 195%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 23.2 +0.2 27.5 18th 12.2 +0.8 9.5 17th 119.8 70.2 high 171%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 23.5   28.0 18th 11.7   7.2 17th 148.8
Guyra Hospital 21.2 +0.1 24.8 18th 10.8 +0.9 8.0 17th 183.0 70.3 v high 260%
Inverell (Raglan St) 27.3   32.0 2nd     9.1 11th 187.1 72.3 highest 259%
Inverell Research Centre 27.4 +0.4 31.4 2nd 15.1 +0.7 12.2 12th 125.6 67.6 high 186%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 24.0 -0.6 29.8 16th 13.0 +0.5 7.9 13th 151.5 80.4 high 188%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 25.2 +0.7 32.8 16th 16.0 +0.2 14.7 8th 261.6 157.3 v high 166%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 27.9 +1.0 33.8 16th 18.2 +0.1 13.4 6th 187.0 214.3 average 87%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 27.8   31.3 19th 20.7   18.7 25th 165.8
Casino Airport AWS 29.6   37.7 16th 17.3   12.8 6th 196.4 123.7 high 159%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 27.2   37.8 16th 18.8   17.0 6th 144.6
Grafton Airport AWS 28.6   36.7 16th 17.2   14.1 6th 188.2
Grafton Olympic Pool 29.0 +0.8 36.8 16th 18.6 +0.6 15.9 6th 167.8 129.4 high 130%
Grafton Research Stn 28.8   37.3 16th 18.1   16.0 6th 155.6 121.7 average 128%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 28.4   36.4 16th 18.1   15.0 13th 238.8
Lismore Airport AWS 28.8   36.4 16th 16.8   12.1 13th 207.0
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 28.0 -0.1 34.4 16th 18.7 +0.5 15.6 6th 364.6 213.6 high 171%
Yamba Pilot Station 27.4 +1.4 33.3 16th 19.9 +0.7 17.9 13th 307.8 183.8 high 167%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport Comparison 26.4   32.4 16th 18.2   15.7 7th 221.0
Coffs Harbour MO 26.2 +0.3 32.3 16th 18.3 +0.2 16.3 13th 216.2 233.9 average 92%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 22.5   29.8 16th 13.5   10.8 12th 135.7
Kempsey (Wide Street) 27.7 -0.1 34.0 16th 17.3 +0.8 15.2 18th 191.3 151.4 high 126%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.1   35.6 16th 16.4   13.2 17th 159.6
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 27.3 +1.2 29.7 19th 19.2 +0.4 17.7 28th 265.6 183.2 high 145%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 25.5   27.6 30th 18.2   15.5 12th 115.8 148.5 average 78%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.5   33.5 16th 16.7   13.4 18th 170.4
Taree Airport AWS 26.6   35.7 16th 16.4   12.5 18th 144.8
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 26.6 -0.1 34.4 16th 16.6 +1.0 13.9 18th 411.8 225.0 high 183%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 27.5 +0.4 31.6 23rd 15.2 +0.7 8.4 17th 135.8 74.0 high 184%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 26.5   31.8 16th 15.8   9.6 17th 136.6
Gosford AWS 26.3   31.7 16th 17.2   11.3 17th 113.6
Jerrys Plains Post Office 28.2 -0.7 32.0 5th 15.8 +0.8 9.5 17th 133.0 59.7 v high 223%
Maitland Visitors Centre 27.9   32.4 16th 16.8   10.2 17th 120.5
Mangrove Mountain AWS 25.3   29.7 16th 15.5   9.9 17th 151.0 125.0 average 121%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 26.0   30.1 22nd 13.9   6.6 17th 129.6 51.1 v high 254%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 23.5   28.3 23rd 14.3   10.4 17th 111.6
Murrurundi Post Office 26.2 -1.5 31.0 23rd 13.4 +0.8 6.2 17th 101.6 62.1 high 164%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 26.0 +0.1 31.0 16th 19.4 +1.9 16.8 17th 92.6 116.4 average 80%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.9 +0.2 30.9 16th 19.1 +0.8 15.2 17th 73.6 119.4 average 62%
Newcastle University 27.2   31.5 16th 17.6   13.0 17th 83.0
Norah Head AWS 25.5   31.1 16th 19.0   15.2 17th 133.4 107.1 high 125%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 27.4 +0.5 32.2 16th 16.3 +0.7 11.4 17th 117.2 115.8 average 101%
Scone Airport AWS 27.4 -0.3 32.0 16th 15.0 +1.0 8.6 17th 116.8 53.3 high 219%
Singleton STP 27.6   31.5 22nd 15.8   8.1 17th 150.3
Williamtown RAAF 27.0 +0.8 33.2 16th 16.3 0.0 10.7 18th 101.0 120.3 average 84%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 26.3 -1.0 29.7 19th 13.6 -0.1 7.4 17th 106.3 55.4 high 192%
Mudgee Airport AWS 25.9 -0.6 29.4 19th 13.8 +1.4 5.9 17th 97.2 56.1 high 173%
Nullo Mountain AWS 19.7 -0.2 23.7 12th 11.8 +0.5 5.8 17th 192.4 89.1 high 216%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 24.3 -0.3 28.0 19th 11.5 +0.7 4.5 17th 74.8 52.1 high 144%
Bathurst Airport AWS 23.3 -1.2 26.9 19th 11.8 +1.4 4.9 17th 133.2 56.9 high 234%
Katoomba (Murri St) 20.8 +0.5 24.8 22nd 12.6 +1.2 8.4 17th 185.6 166.4 average 112%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 21.4   24.8 19th 11.9   5.2 17th 149.2 74.8 v high 199%
Mount Boyce AWS 20.6 +0.3 24.5 10th 12.0 +0.8 7.0 17th 186.4 108.6 high 172%
Oberon (Springbank) 20.2 -1.2 23.9 19th 10.2 +1.2 2.8 17th 99.2 66.5 high 149%
Orange Agricultural Institute 21.5 -1.1 25.0 19th 11.8 +1.2 6.7 17th 132.8 64.2 v high 207%
Orange Airport AWS 21.6   24.9 19th 10.9   4.1 17th 159.6
Springwood (Valley Heights) 24.8   28.2 18th 15.6   10.6 17th 163.4 126.2 high 129%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 26.8 -1.4 30.1 19th 12.3 +0.5 6.4 17th 102.2 63.0 high 162%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 25.5   29.3 13th 15.0   10.4 24th 135.8
Dunedoo Post Office 27.3 -1.0 31.2 22nd 15.2 +0.9 8.6 17th 111.7 53.9 high 207%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 27.4   31.1 22nd 14.5   5.7 17th 113.2
Dubbo Airport AWS 27.8 -0.9 31.7 13th 15.5 +1.1 7.2 17th 142.4
Forbes Airport AWS 27.7   31.5 13th 15.5   8.3 17th 139.6
Parkes Airport AWS 27.8   32.0 13th 15.0   6.1 17th 153.8 53.4 v high 288%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 27.2 -2.1 30.2 23rd 14.9 +1.0 7.9 17th 162.2 51.0 v high 318%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.5 +1.3 31.6 22nd 17.0 +0.8 10.8 17th 144.6 100.3 high 144%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.5   30.4 5th 17.0   10.2 17th 157.4
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 27.0   31.6 5th 16.7   9.6 17th 123.8
Holsworthy Control Range 27.2   31.3 22nd 16.0   8.4 17th 105.6
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 26.7 +0.5 31.0 5th 16.4 +0.6 12.6 18th 123.8 109.3 average 113%
Riverview Observatory 26.5 +1.2 30.0 18th 17.1 +1.0 13.1 17th 135.2 126.4 average 107%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 26.4 +1.7 29.7 18th 19.2 +1.6 15.1 17th 102.6 129.7 average 79%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.8 +1.5 30.8 18th 19.1 +1.6 15.3 17th 152.6 116.1 high 131%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 24.1   26.9 16th 19.5   17.3 17th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.0   31.5 5th 17.6   11.6 17th 107.2
Terrey Hills AWS 24.9   28.3 18th 17.1   12.4 17th 139.6
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 26.8   31.1 22nd 16.2   9.8 17th 131.0
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 26.7   30.6 22nd 16.6   10.7 17th 142.4
Penrith Lakes AWS 27.2   30.8 22nd 17.3   12.9 18th 100.6
Prospect Reservoir 27.2 +0.9 31.4 22nd 16.8 +0.7 12.4 17th 197.0 97.0 high 203%
Richmond RAAF 26.9 +0.1 30.5 22nd 16.4   11.5 18th 105.8 75.8 high 140%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 25.6   30.0 18th 16.3   10.2 18th 342.2
Bellambi AWS 24.4   27.5 16th 18.8   15.3 17th 290.4
Bowral (Parry Drive) 22.4 0.0 27.1 22nd 13.4 +1.8 9.4 17th 204.2 95.2 v high 214%
Camden Airport AWS 27.4 +0.6 31.2 22nd 15.5 +0.7 8.0 17th 128.0 88.8 high 144%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 27.0   30.7 22nd 15.6   8.2 17th 117.6
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 24.8   29.7 18th 18.1   14.5 17th 376.4
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 24.5   27.7 16th 18.3   14.2 18th 306.2
Moss Vale AWS 22.2   27.9 22nd 13.2   6.7 18th 162.4
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 26.3   31.3 18th 15.8   8.1 17th 270.4
Port Kembla NTC AWS 23.7   26.4 16th 19.4   16.7 25th
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 25.8 +1.5 31.6 15th 15.3 +1.4 6.0 18th 158.4 77.2 v high 205%
Bega AWS 26.5 +1.9 32.8 15th 14.4 +1.7 6.1 17th 108.8 73.6 high 148%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 23.0 +0.2 28.6 7th 11.8 +2.0 4.0 17th 159.2 55.8 v high 285%
Green Cape AWS 23.7   26.3 7th 17.5   12.7 17th 71.4
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.5   30.6 15th 15.1   7.1 17th 175.2
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.1 +0.7 26.5 15th 18.1 +1.1 15.5 17th 197.8 102.2 high 194%
Moruya Airport AWS 24.7   32.3 15th 15.4   6.6 17th 196.0
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.6 +0.3 30.1 15th 16.4 +1.3 10.5 17th 249.7 107.8 v high 232%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 23.5 +0.8 27.0 15th 17.0 +1.7 11.8 17th 216.3 105.5 high 205%
Nerriga AWS 23.5   29.3 7th 12.5   6.1 17th 103.8
Ulladulla AWS 24.0 +0.7 30.3 5th 17.3 +1.0 15.2 13th 223.6 107.9 high 207%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 23.8 +1.2 30.6 11th 10.2 +1.6 2.5 17th 84.4 60.5 high 140%
Bombala AWS 23.4 +1.8 31.5 11th 10.5 +2.0 4.6 17th 62.0 59.9 high 104%
Canberra Airport 24.2   28.4 7th 12.2   7.6 17th 88.0
Cooma Airport AWS 23.0 +0.8 29.5 11th 9.6 +2.1 2.4 17th 100.2 47.6 high 211%
Cooma Visitors Centre 24.5 +0.8 30.2 10th 9.7 +1.6 0.5 17th 61.6 58.3 average 106%
Goulburn Airport AWS 23.5 -0.1 28.3 7th 11.6 +1.7 3.7 17th 78.4 40.1 v high 196%
Goulburn TAFE 23.4 -0.5 28.4 11th 13.1 +1.9 7.0 17th 104.8 57.9 high 181%
Mount Ginini AWS 15.7   20.3 10th 7.8   1.2 17th 113.0
Taralga Post Office 22.3 -0.2 27.2 7th 11.6 +1.8 3.5 17th 114.8 66.9 high 172%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 24.1   28.7 10th 12.8   6.4 17th 71.8
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 15.3   20.2 10th 5.7   1.6 17th 222.2
Thredbo AWS 12.9 -0.5 17.6 10th 5.5 +0.7 -0.1 17th 161.2 120.2 high 134%
Thredbo Village 18.4 +0.3 23.0 10th 7.2 +2.6 2.6 31st 184.0 116.0 high 159%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 28.4 +0.9 34.5 10th 14.1 +1.5 8.6 23rd 48.0 42.3 average 113%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 17.0   22.0 4th 9.7   3.4 17th 146.6
Hume Reservoir 27.6 +0.6 33.8 11th 15.3 +1.5 10.2 23rd 82.4 46.0 high 179%
Khancoban AWS 27.1   32.7 11th 12.3   5.6 17th 57.0
Tumbarumba Post Office 24.6 -0.4 29.8 10th 10.9 +2.1 5.0 17th 83.4 66.9 high 125%
Wagga Wagga AMO 28.4 +0.8 33.3 11th 14.7 +1.3 7.2 17th 58.4 45.8 high 128%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 25.6 -0.4 31.0 11th 15.0 +1.6 9.0 17th 161.2 61.7 v high 261%
Cootamundra Airport 26.5   31.0 11th 13.8   5.3 17th 94.6
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 27.2 -0.6 31.5 20th 14.4 +1.0 6.0 17th 95.7 48.8 high 196%
Gundagai (William St) 27.7   33.3 11th 14.6   7.7 17th 86.6
Quandialla Post Office 29.1 +0.2 33.6 11th 16.1 +2.3 8.2 17th 97.8 45.2 high 216%
Temora Airport 28.4   33.3 11th 14.4   5.1 17th 55.6
Wyalong Post Office 28.5 -0.2 32.8 10th 16.0 +1.5 9.2 17th 103.6 38.5 v high 269%
Young Airport 26.6 -0.4 30.7 11th 13.7 +2.7 5.2 17th 132.8
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 29.0 +1.1 35.0 11th 13.7 +1.0 7.5 23rd 50.8 38.1 high 133%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 29.2   36.9 10th 13.8   6.8 23rd 29.0
Narrandera Airport 29.6   35.3 10th 15.0   7.1 23rd 55.8 32.5 high 172%
Tocumwal Airport 28.7 +0.7 36.1 10th 14.1 +0.5 8.1 20th 68.8 35.1 high 196%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 29.1   34.8 10th 16.1   10.0 23rd 53.4 33.4 high 160%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 28.6 0.0 34.3 10th 14.4 +0.2 8.3 23rd 34.4 36.6 average 94%
Hay (Miller Street) 30.0 +0.8 36.7 10th 15.3 +1.5 7.4 23rd 14.4 30.1 average 48%
Hay Airport AWS 30.5   37.3 10th 14.6   7.3 23rd 11.4
Hillston Airport 29.9 +0.7 35.1 31st 15.6 +0.5 9.2 23rd 57.4 33.7 high 170%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 29.0 -1.2 33.0 11th 16.3 +1.1 9.8 17th 113.8 36.9 v high 308%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 25.4 +0.6 27.7 16th 19.9 -0.1 17.5 16th 57.0 131.9 low 43%
Norfolk Island Aero 23.4 -0.9 24.4 30th 18.3 -0.9 15.8 17th 24.6 101.8 low 24%

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 12 pm on Tuesday 1 April 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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