New South Wales in April 2022: Very warm nights and wetter than average for most parts of the state

Minimum temperatures for large parts of the state were well above their monthly average with the state-averaged April minimum temperature being the 7th highest on record.

Rainfall was also above average for most of the state, especially for central and western inland parts and along central and southern parts of the coast with state-averaged April rainfall being the 9th highest on record (compared to all years since 1900).

Above average rainfall for most of the state

  • For the state overall, 70.6 mm of rain fell in April, 51% above the 1961–1990 average and the 9th highest on record.
  • Above-average rainfall was observed for most of the state, except for parts of the north-east where rainfall was closer to average.
  • On the 7th, southern and central parts of the coast recorded daily totals around 30 to 100 mm with locally heavier falls and daily totals in excess of 150 mm in some areas.
  • On the 27th and the 28th, inland parts of the state received around 15 to 50 mm of rainfall from the passage of a low-pressure trough fed with tropical moisture.
  • For sites towards the far west of the state, this was around 1 to 5 times their April monthly average.
  • Numerous sites had their highest April daily rainfall on record.
  • Many sites had their highest total April rainfall on record or their highest total April rainfall for at least 20 years.

Warmer than average, especially during the nights

  • April mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures were 0.58 °C and 1.82 °C above their 1961–1990 averages respectively.
  • The April mean minimum temperature for the state was the 7th highest on record (compared to all years since 1910).
  • Most of the state had a warmer than average mean monthly temperature, largely due to warmer than average minimum temperatures.
  • Apart from the Central West Slopes and Plains and the New England districts, the majority of the state had a mean minimum temperature in the top 10% of years since 1910.
  • Maximum temperatures were close to average for much of the state, apart for western parts of the Upper Western district where temperatures were warmer than average.
  • Some sites had their highest April mean daily minimum temperature on record.
  • Several sites had their highest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

Heavy rain event on the 7th and 8th

  • On the 7th and 8th, a constant stream of moist onshore flow combined with upper atmospheric support to produce heavy rainfall over central and southern parts of the coast, with the heaviest being recorded on the 7th.
  • Many sites recorded at least 30 to 80 mm of rainfall on the 7th, with the highest total recorded at a Bureau site being 207 mm at Darkes Forest (Kintyre).
  • This meant many sites recorded close to or in excess of their April monthly average in a single day.
  • On the 8th, rainfall was easing but totals of at least 20 to 60 mm were still recorded over many sites.
  • Compounded by a very wet March, there was renewed flooding across Greater Sydney, with the Georges, Woronora, Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers being the most affected.

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Extremes in April 2022
Hottest day 34.9 °C at Smithville AWS on the 12th
34.9 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) on the 18th
Warmest days on average 29.5 °C at Wanaaring Post Office
Coolest days on average 9.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 1.9 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 1st
Coldest night -4.2 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on the 25th
Coolest nights on average 2.1 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 18.5 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 22.6 °C at Fowlers Gap AWS on the 18th
Warmest on average overall 22.6 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Coolest on average overall 5.7 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 465.0 mm at Darkes Forest (Kintyre)
Wettest day 207.0 mm at Darkes Forest (Kintyre) on the 7th
Strongest wind gust 111 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 30th

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Record highest April daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) 167.2 on the 7th 128.0 on the 30th in 1988 57
Swansea (Catherine St) 109.6 on the 8th 109.4 on the 25th in 2007 35
Wilsons Downfall 66.0 on the 4th 40.0 on the 5th in 1994 30
Bega AWS 61.2 on the 7th 42.0 on the 19th in 2012 28
Pooncarie (Karoola) 32.6 on the 27th 21.8 on the 21st in 2017 25
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 71.4 on the 7th 70.0 on the 21st in 2015 23
Sanctuary Point (Salinas Street) 115.8 on the 7th 62.2 on the 20th in 2013 23
Greenstead (Wingecarribee River) 22.0 on the 7th =22.0 on the 19th in 2012 22
Hillview (Shoalhaven River) 33.0 on the 8th =33.0 on the 28th in 2003 22
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 37.6 on the 27th 32.2 on the 30th in 2020 22
Moruya (Plumwood) 96.0 on the 8th 83.0 on the 18th in 2012 22
Moss Vale AWS 75.2 on the 7th 63.0 on the 28th in 2003 22
Nowra Boat Shed (Shoalhaven River) 132.0 on the 7th 81.0 on the 20th in 2013 22
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 132.2 on the 7th 79.6 on the 22nd in 2015 22
Baryulgil (Clarence River) 51.8 on the 4th 39.2 on the 4th in 2015 21
Booligal (Yamba) 40.0 on the 20th 23.8 on the 22nd in 2019 21
Broken Hill (Langwell) 27.5 on the 27th 27.0 on the 17th in 2015 21
Moruya (Burra Creek) 60.0 on the 8th 57.0 on the 15th in 2002 21
Beckom (Walleroobie (Golden Valley)) 30.6 on the 20th 28.6 on the 7th in 2004 20
Fitzroy Falls (Red Hills) 69.0 on the 7th 47.0 on the 19th in 2012 20
Menangle Bridge (Nepean River) 75.0 on the 7th 68.0 on the 19th in 2012 20



Record highest April total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Tibooburra (Fort Grey) 66.5 65.0 in 2003 84 9.2
Ivanhoe (Baden Park) 109.5 84.5 in 2000 49 20.2
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 302.4 296.5 in 1998 37 109.0
Bega AWS 141.4 104.6 in 2012 28 34.8
Mandagery (Rawene) 191.8 173.6 in 2020 27 41.1
Mudgee Airport AWS 119.6 110.0 in 2020 27 38.2
Dubbo Airport AWS 191.2 105.8 in 2000 26 36.4
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 80.0 72.5 in 2009 26 32.1
Pooncarie (Karoola) 64.2 42.6 in 2014 25 15.6
Tibooburra Airport 54.8 51.0 in 2003 24 13.2
Sanctuary Point (Salinas Street) 299.8 272.0 in 2015 23 95.0
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 91.8 79.6 in 2019 23 20.8
Moruya (Plumwood) 342.0 182.0 in 2012 22 74.2
Moss Vale AWS 211.2 210.4 in 2015 22 55.9
Nowra Boat Shed (Shoalhaven River) 235.0 202.0 in 2015 22 63.1
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 285.8 233.6 in 2015 22 70.0
Bettowynd (Nobbys Hill) 174.0 123.0 in 2015 21 44.9
Booligal (Yamba) 89.8 69.0 in 2015 21 25.1
Parkers Gap 169.2 159.0 in 2015 21 52.8
Moruya (Burra Creek) 223.0 114.0 in 2002 20 56.4
Pillar Valley 230.0 207.0 in 2009 20 83.8

Highest April total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Ivanhoe (Kilfera) 85.0 109.5 in 1905* 20.5
Broken Hill Airport AWS 95.2 216.3 in 1974* 21.0
Menindee Post Office 78.3 95.4 in 1980 17.3
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 277.4 387.2 in 1974* 81.5
Araluen Lower (Araluen Rd) 161.0 257.0 in 1989 70.6
Berrima West (Medway (Wombat Creek)) 178.0 219.7 in 1989 59.5
Brogo (Blanchards Road) 205.0 286.4 in 1990 82.4
Burrinjuck Dam 125.4 230.8 in 1990 64.4
Centennial Park 343.7 376.0 in 1989* 129.5
Darkes Forest (Kintyre) 465.0 749.8 in 1988* 128.0
Peak Hill Post Office 169.2 323.8 in 1990 42.9
Tabulam (Muirne) 178.5 247.4 in 1990 96.3
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 117.4 159.4 in 1990 47.1
Trangie Research Station AWS 165.6 403.5 in 1990 40.6
Eumungerie Post Office 160.4 230.6 in 1990* 37.6
Lake Cargelligo Airport 115.0 193.0 in 1990* 30.7
Mittagong (Alfred Street) 219.6 236.4 in 1990* 74.5
Manildra (George St) 134.4 238.4 in 1990* 42.2
Mona Vale Golf Club 261.6 332.4 in 1990* 114.0
Old Koreelah (McPherson) 132.0 146.6 in 1990* 58.5
Alectown (Vanvilla) 184.4 344.0 in 1990* 46.3
Junee Treatment Works 101.0 105.2 in 1989* 40.6
Marra Creek (Womboin) 149.8 292.0 in 1990* 32.0
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 104.0 254.8 in 1988* 41.2
Gooloogong Post Office 119.5 308.8 in 1990* 45.1
Big Hill (Glen Dusk) 86.0 123.2 in 1994* 52.9
Brewarrina Hospital 83.4 85.4 in 1998 29.6
Nerriga Composite 83.0 111.4 in 1994* 54.9
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 300.8 357.8 in 1999 128.5
Grafton Research Stn 178.0 207.8 in 1963* 80.2

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




Record highest April mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
April
Balranald (RSL) 12.8 12.6 in 1974 105 9.6
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 17.0 = 17.0 in 1998 45 15.6
Cessnock Airport AWS 12.8 = 12.8 in 2018 30 10.6
Goulburn Airport AWS 8.3 8.0 in 2018 30 5.8
Ballina Airport AWS 17.2 = 17.2 in 2016 29 15.4
Albury Airport AWS 11.3 10.7 in 2014 28 8.5
Grafton Research Stn 16.2 = 16.2 in 2016 27 14.5
Cootamundra Airport 9.9 9.7 in 2018 25 7.4
Deniliquin Airport AWS 11.6 11.2 in 2010 24 9.5
Taree Airport AWS 14.8 = 14.8 in 2014 24 13.6
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 14.2 13.6 in 2018 22 12.1
Moruya Airport AWS 12.9 12.6 in 2018 22 11.1
Kempsey Airport AWS 14.6 14.3 in 2009 21 13.0

Highest April mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
April
Lake Victoria Storage 13.2 13.6 in 1974* 10.5
Tumbarumba Post Office 7.6 8.2 in 1990 5.1
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 9.7 12.8 in 1990* 7.1
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 9.1 10.4 in 1990* 5.7
Khancoban AWS 9.2 9.6 in 1997 7.2
Glen Innes Airport AWS 8.9 9.0 in 1998 6.6
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 10.7 11.0 in 2000 8.4
Hume Reservoir 12.6 =12.6 in 2002 10.0

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




Summary statistics for April 2022
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
April
2022
Diff
from
average
Highest for
April
2022
Mean for
April
2022
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
April
2022
Total for
April
2022
Average
for
April
Rank of
April
2022
Fraction of
April
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 26.7 +0.2 33.4 18th 14.5 +1.7 7.6 20th 86.4 14.1 v high 613%
Smithville AWS 28.5   34.9 12th 14.8   6.6 20th 65.6
Tibooburra Airport 28.5 +0.7 34.2 10th 16.2 +1.1 9.5 20th 54.8 13.2 highest 415%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 28.8   34.9 18th 16.5   8.6 20th 35.4
White Cliffs AWS 27.4 +0.5 33.4 18th 15.6 +1.5 9.6 20th 60.6 19.9 high 305%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 27.0 -0.1 34.0 18th 13.1 +1.2 8.0 14th 91.8 20.8 highest 441%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 24.5 +0.1 31.1 17th 12.9 +1.4 7.2 20th 95.2 21.0 v high 453%
Lake Victoria Storage 24.3 +0.7 30.5 10th 13.2 +2.7 8.0 14th 55.1 18.9 v high 292%
Menindee Post Office 26.3 +0.6 32.8 17th 13.6 +2.6 9.5 4th 78.3 17.3 v high 453%
Mulurulu AWS 25.2   31.8 11th 13.1   7.9 20th 76.8
Pooncarie Mail Agency 25.9 -0.4 32.7 17th 13.7 +2.5 8.0 20th 59.4 18.2 v high 326%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 28.3 +0.2 33.3 6th 15.4 +2.0 10.1 21st 32.0 23.6 average 136%
Brewarrina Hospital 26.8 -0.8 32.2 6th 14.4 +1.8 8.3 21st 83.4 29.6 v high 282%
Cobar Airport AWS 25.9 0.0 31.0 11th 13.6 +2.2 6.4 21st 68.4 22.2 v high 308%
Cobar MO 26.5 +1.1 31.6 18th 14.3 +1.4 8.8 21st 76.0 27.8 high 273%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 27.4 -0.3 32.1 14th 14.7 +2.1 9.2 21st 26.7 33.9 average 79%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 27.5 -0.5 32.0 12th 15.8 +1.5 10.1 21st 25.6 25.7 average 100%
Noona AWS 26.2   32.2 18th 14.3   9.5 21st 69.8
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 28.4   33.4 6th 15.2   9.3 3rd 50.6
Wanaaring Post Office 29.5 +1.3 34.8 18th 14.8 +1.6 9.2 20th 25.8 15.9 high 162%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 24.4 +0.3 31.5 17th 12.8 +3.2 6.6 13th 43.8 24.1 high 182%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 25.7   31.7 18th 10.1   3.9 4th 74.6
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 25.8 -0.1 31.9 17th 13.0 +0.8 8.4 22nd 72.6 23.2 v high 313%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 24.6 -0.1 28.8 18th 11.3 +1.3 5.7 3rd 80.0 31.8 v high 252%
Condobolin Airport AWS 25.1 +0.3 29.8 11th 10.7 +1.0 5.1 3rd 85.0 25.1 v high 339%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 23.8 -0.4 29.1 11th 10.6 +0.9 5.2 2nd 90.6 25.1 v high 361%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 25.5 -0.9 30.7 6th 13.1 +1.0 8.2 3rd 53.0 36.9 high 144%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 25.7   31.2 6th 13.7   9.3 3rd 91.6
Trangie Research Station AWS 24.6 0.0 31.4 6th 13.2 +1.9 7.7 3rd 165.6 40.6 v high 408%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 26.7   31.9 6th 13.2   5.7 21st 82.6
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 28.0 +0.2 31.9 12th 15.0 +2.1 9.0 21st 48.4 30.2 high 160%
Walgett Airport AWS 27.3 -0.3 31.7 12th 13.2 +1.5 5.4 21st 31.4 21.7 high 145%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 27.4 +0.1 31.2 6th 13.9 +1.1 7.9 21st 1.8 21.9 low 8%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 24.2 -0.9 27.6 5th 8.6 +0.7 3.3 21st 24.0 38.7 average 62%
Narrabri Airport AWS 26.4 -0.5 30.5 5th 13.1 +0.8 8.3 21st 22.4 27.2 average 82%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 25.9 -0.5 30.0 5th 11.8 +1.2 4.6 21st 31.0 21.9 high 142%
Quirindi Post Office 25.3 +0.3 29.8 5th 10.8 +1.8 4.5 21st 19.0 40.7 average 47%
Tamworth Airport AWS 25.3 -0.2 28.8 11th 11.2 +1.2 5.3 21st 31.6 25.3 average 125%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 21.0 -0.3 24.0 29th 9.1 +3.4 3.0 21st 15.1 40.3 low 37%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 20.3 -0.2 24.3 5th 8.3 +1.6 1.0 21st 30.6 37.2 average 82%
Armidale Airport AWS 19.5 -0.3 23.5 29th 8.9 +1.1 3.6 21st 33.8 35.1 average 96%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 20.2 +0.1 24.0 12th 9.4 +1.4 5.5 16th 29.4 40.7 average 72%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 20.2 -0.6 23.9 12th 8.9 +2.3 3.1 21st 26.8 48.4 low 55%
Guyra Hospital 17.8 -0.3 21.8 5th 7.8 +0.9 2.3 17th 38.0 49.0 average 78%
Inverell (Raglan St) 24.3 -0.4 27.1 12th 9.3 +1.8 4.3 25th 24.6 33.8 average 73%
Inverell Research Centre 23.9 +0.3 27.0 12th 11.8 +0.8 6.9 21st 21.0 39.2 average 54%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 20.8 -0.9 25.0 11th 10.7 +2.3 4.9 18th 117.4 47.1 v high 249%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 21.9 -0.3 26.7 3rd 14.2 +0.7 11.8 25th 178.5 96.3 v high 185%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 25.4 +0.4 30.1 20th 17.2 +1.8 13.8 19th 99.2 183.2 low 54%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 24.2 +0.2 26.8 5th 18.5 +0.8 15.2 14th 69.4 157.4 low 44%
Casino Airport AWS 26.6 +0.6 31.2 3rd 15.7 +1.6 12.9 19th 75.2 68.5 average 110%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.1 +0.4 31.0 20th 17.2 +0.7 15.5 14th 159.8 165.2 average 97%
Grafton Airport AWS 25.5 -0.2 29.2 5th 15.4 +1.7 12.6 25th 118.8 84.8 high 140%
Grafton Research Stn 25.2 -0.6 29.4 20th 16.2 +1.7 13.5 25th 178.0 80.2 v high 222%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 26.0 -0.2 30.3 20th 17.0 +1.4 14.5 19th 83.5 149.3 average 56%
Yamba Pilot Station 24.9 +0.6 29.8 20th 17.8 +1.3 15.8 14th 168.4 160.4 average 105%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 24.4   27.1 4th 16.4   13.6 2nd 195.4
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 19.1 -0.8 23.5 3rd 12.1 +1.4 8.5 2nd 238.4 137.4 high 174%
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.0 -0.4 28.7 5th 14.6 +1.6 11.7 2nd 82.0 69.5 average 118%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 25.2 +1.0 27.7 5th 17.5 +0.9 14.9 14th 317.8 169.2 v high 188%
Manning (district 60)
Port Maquarie (Port Macquarie Airport Aw 24.3   26.9 5th 15.3   11.5 19th 112.2
Taree Airport AWS 24.3 -0.1 28.6 4th 14.8 +1.2 11.3 18th 100.2 98.4 average 102%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 24.4 -0.1 29.4 4th 14.1 +1.5 10.8 17th 267.2 155.4 high 172%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 24.1 -0.2 29.1 11th 12.8 +2.2 8.2 21st 70.8 54.1 high 131%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 24.4 +0.1 29.4 11th 13.3 +1.4 8.4 21st 117.6 92.4 high 127%
Gosford AWS 23.4   28.3 11th 14.7   10.9 3rd 225.2
Maitland Airport AWS 24.6   29.4 11th 13.3   9.5 17th 79.8
Mangrove Mountain AWS 22.5 +0.5 27.8 11th 12.9 +0.8 7.6 21st 146.0 79.4 high 184%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 23.0 -0.7 27.7 5th 10.4 +1.0 4.4 17th 39.8 33.1 high 120%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 23.2   27.8 11th       21.8
Murrurundi Gap AWS 20.4 -0.5 26.0 11th 11.5 +0.3 7.5 21st 5.4 32.2 low 17%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 23.6 0.0 26.9 11th 17.2 +1.9 14.6 21st 178.9 129.2 high 138%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.4 +0.6 27.1 11th 16.6 +1.2 13.7 21st 130.0 115.6 average 112%
Norah Head AWS 24.0 +0.9 29.0 19th 16.8 +0.8 14.0 3rd 65.6 120.9 average 54%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 24.4 +0.1 29.2 11th 13.8 +1.2 10.0 21st 91.4 84.6 high 108%
Scone Airport AWS 23.9 -0.7 28.7 11th 11.4 +1.3 5.1 21st 18.4 32.4 average 57%
Singleton Defence AWS 23.6   28.6 11th 14.0   9.2 21st 37.2
Williamtown RAAF 23.9 +0.2 28.2 29th 14.9 +1.7 11.0 3rd 124.0 109.5 average 113%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 22.3 -0.6 26.6 11th 10.0 +2.1 2.7 21st 119.6 38.2 highest 313%
Nullo Mountain AWS 16.0 -0.9 20.7 5th 8.9 +0.3 2.6 21st 115.8 57.8 v high 200%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Airport AWS 21.0 +0.1 25.6 11th 8.3 +1.9 3.2 21st
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 17.3 +0.5 24.7 11th 9.6 +0.8 6.0 21st 215.6 121.0 high 178%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 18.1 -0.6 22.3 5th 8.6 +1.3 1.0 21st 78.2 57.1 high 137%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 18.2   23.1 11th 7.6   0.0 21st 79.4
Mount Boyce AWS 16.7 -0.6 22.2 5th 9.5 +0.8 5.4 21st 172.8 66.8 v high 259%
Orange Agricultural Institute 18.2 -0.4 22.6 6th 8.4 +1.1 4.9 3rd 136.5 53.7 v high 254%
Orange Airport AWS 18.2 -0.4 22.3 6th 6.5 +0.9 1.5 3rd 131.4 45.3 high 290%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 22.7 -1.2 27.6 5th 9.7 +2.6 4.5 3rd 99.9 51.8 high 193%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 21.7 -1.2 26.5 5th 12.0 +0.2 7.9 21st 70.4 39.0 high 181%
Dunedoo Post Office 23.3 -1.0 28.3 5th 11.4 +1.5 3.1 21st 99.2 41.6 high 238%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 23.5 -0.5 28.2 11th 10.2 +1.5 5.6 5th 115.0 37.0 v high 311%
Dubbo Airport AWS 24.3 -0.6 29.1 5th 11.9 +1.6 5.6 3rd 191.2 36.4 highest 525%
Forbes Airport AWS 24.1 -0.6 28.8 6th 10.9 +1.4 6.0 3rd 133.4 31.5 v high 423%
Parkes Airport AWS 23.3 -0.9 27.5 6th 10.8 +1.3 4.1 3rd 121.8 35.8 v high 340%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 24.7 +0.1 29.4 5th 11.2 +1.7 6.5 2nd 135.3 45.5 v high 297%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 23.7 -0.2 29.2 11th 14.3 +1.5 10.5 21st 156.4 82.3 high 190%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 23.6 0.0 28.7 11th 13.7 +0.9 9.6 21st 202.8 98.9 high 205%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 22.9   28.5 11th 13.6   9.3 21st 127.0 63.8 high 199%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 23.6 -0.3 28.7 11th 14.1 +1.3 10.2 21st 147.6 88.1 high 168%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 23.7   29.9 11th 15.7   13.1 21st 267.2
Sydney Airport AMO 23.5 +0.5 29.0 19th 15.7 +1.4 13.3 21st 247.2 106.5 v high 232%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 22.6 +0.2 27.2 11th 17.0 +0.3 14.7 1st
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 23.8 -0.8 29.3 11th 14.6 +0.7 10.4 21st 167.2 90.9 high 184%
Terrey Hills AWS 22.0 -0.4 27.3 4th 14.5 +0.5 11.3 21st 234.6 110.3 high 213%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 23.6 -0.5 29.1 11th 13.2 +1.8 8.0 21st 118.4 47.9 high 247%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 23.4 -0.5 28.7 19th 13.8 +0.9 8.7 21st 124.0 69.2 high 179%
Penrith Lakes AWS 24.4 -0.3 29.7 11th 14.3 +1.2 9.2 21st 103.4 48.8 v high 212%
Richmond RAAF 24.0 -0.2 29.2 11th 14.0 +2.3 8.5 21st 107.0 54.7 high 196%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 23.1 -0.2 28.3 11th 14.2 +2.1 11.1 24th 216.8 74.8 v high 290%
Bellambi AWS 22.4 +0.1 27.1 11th 15.9 +0.3 13.3 1st 268.6 96.5 v high 278%
Camden Airport AWS 23.1 -0.9 29.4 11th 13.0 +2.0 7.5 21st 147.8 65.9 v high 224%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 23.6 -0.6 29.3 11th 12.8 +1.5 7.9 4th 158.0 60.7 high 260%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 17.3   22.3 11th 10.5   7.5 1st 147.8
Holsworthy Defence AWS 22.2   28.2 11th 13.5   9.7 4th 194.6
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 21.2 -0.2 25.2 29th 16.0 +0.6 13.5 2nd 302.6 125.0 high 242%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 21.4   26.0 4th 14.6   12.7 15th 319.2
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 22.2 0.0 26.7 4th 16.1 +0.5 14.0 2nd 218.4 89.5 high 244%
Moss Vale AWS 18.1 -1.1 23.1 11th 9.9 +1.3 4.2 21st 211.2 55.9 highest 378%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 22.1 -0.9 27.3 18th 13.8 +1.4 10.3 22nd 285.8 70.0 highest 408%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 22.1 -0.3 26.2 29th 11.4 +1.9 5.9 23rd 141.4 34.8 highest 406%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 18.7 -0.9 23.9 11th 7.9 +1.8 2.3 21st 104.0 41.2 v high 252%
Green Cape AWS 20.9 0.0 24.8 15th 15.1 +0.5 12.3 23rd 180.6 64.6 v high 280%
Merimbula Airport AWS 21.9 +0.2 25.4 4th 11.8 +0.9 7.3 23rd 146.6 65.2 high 225%
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.0 +0.4 24.0 29th 16.1 +0.8 12.9 1st 217.0 81.2 v high 267%
Moruya Airport AWS 22.3 +0.2 27.5 3rd 12.9 +1.8 9.3 17th 146.8 52.6 v high 279%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.6 0.0 26.5 3rd 14.1 +1.8 10.9 21st 141.8 85.3 high 166%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.9 +0.7 25.4 4th 14.0 +0.9 11.1 21st 277.4 81.5 v high 340%
Nerriga AWS 18.6   23.7 11th 9.1   3.6 21st 96.0
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 18.3 -0.3 23.5 10th 7.1 +1.8 1.0 23rd 85.6 45.2 high 189%
Bombala AWS 16.9 -1.2 22.0 10th 6.6 +1.1 -0.2 23rd 80.4 38.3 v high 210%
Canberra Airport 20.0 -1.0 24.0 11th 8.5 +1.7 3.1 22nd 81.4 36.5 high 223%
Cooma Airport AWS 16.8 -1.4 21.2 29th 5.6 +1.8 -1.0 23rd 71.4 39.4 high 181%
Cooma Visitors Centre 18.2 -1.3 22.5 29th 6.2 +2.2 0.0 23rd 66.8 38.6 high 173%
Goulburn Airport AWS 19.5 -0.5 25.5 11th 8.3 +2.5 3.3 5th 74.8 26.8 v high 279%
Goulburn TAFE 18.6 -1.5 24.0 11th 9.6 +1.7 5.4 15th 63.8 43.4 high 147%
Mount Ginini AWS 10.9 -1.1 16.3 5th 4.5 +0.4 0.6 1st 121.4 61.8 high 196%
Taralga Post Office 17.6 -1.2 23.5 5th 8.3 +2.1 4.0 5th 105.5 58.2 v high 181%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 20.0 -1.0 24.0 5th 8.6 +1.7 2.8 23rd 98.0 35.6 high 275%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 11.5 -0.3 15.3 14th 2.8 +1.4 -4.2 25th 119.4 123.3 average 97%
Thredbo AWS 9.3 -0.1 13.6 29th 2.1 +0.5 -1.7 1st 164.2 103.6 high 158%
Thredbo Village     18.0 10th 3.5 +1.8 -3.0 25th 120.8 112.4 average 107%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 22.5 -0.1 26.8 17th 11.3 +2.8 7.5 24th 33.4 40.6 average 82%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 12.3 -0.7 16.3 16th 6.5 +0.6 2.1 22nd 83.0 75.7 average 110%
Hume Reservoir 22.1 +0.3 26.5 17th 12.6 +2.6 8.6 24th 33.2 51.8 average 64%
Khancoban AWS 20.7 -1.0 25.6 10th 9.2 +2.0 5.0 14th 71.6 57.3 high 125%
Tumbarumba Post Office 20.3 +0.2 25.0 10th 7.6 +2.5 2.5 23rd 106.4 66.1 high 161%
Wagga Wagga AMO 22.9 +0.3 27.5 11th 11.4 +2.2 6.2 1st 66.8 40.3 high 166%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 21.0 -0.1 26.6 11th 11.4 +1.8 8.0 1st 125.4 64.4 high 195%
Cootamundra Airport 22.2 -0.5 27.6 11th 9.9 +2.5 4.0 16th 99.6 35.3 v high 282%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 22.8 +0.1 27.2 6th 9.9 +0.6 5.4 24th 108.8 46.9 v high 232%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 23.2 0.0 27.0 18th 10.5 +2.0 4.9 1st 80.0 32.1 highest 249%
Temora Airport 22.9 -1.0 28.0 11th 10.4 +1.8 4.6 1st 124.4 31.1 v high 400%
Young Airport 22.3 -0.5 27.5 11th 8.5 +1.8 3.2 4th 68.8 33.4 high 206%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Deniliquin Airport AWS 22.4 -1.2 29.4 17th 11.6 +2.1 5.8 13th 71.2 27.7 high 257%
Kapooka (Defence) 23.1   27.8 11th 11.3   4.9 12th 73.6
Narrandera Airport AWS 23.8 0.0 29.6 18th 11.1 +1.5 6.2 13th 60.4 34.5 high 175%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 24.0 -0.3 29.4 11th 12.4 +0.7 7.8 13th 62.0 32.3 high 192%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 24.4 +0.3 29.7 11th 12.0 +1.7 6.2 13th 72.2 29.1 v high 248%
Hay Airport AWS 24.6 -0.1 30.7 11th 11.6 +1.6 5.3 13th 39.0 27.4 high 142%
Hillston Airport 24.9 +0.4 30.8 11th 13.0 +2.4 9.0 2nd 52.2 27.8 high 188%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 24.4 -0.8 29.9 18th 12.4 +1.6 6.0 3rd 115.0 30.7 v high 375%
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. 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 10 am on Tuesday 3 May 2022. 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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