New South Wales in October 2014: Warmest October on record

New South Wales has recorded its warmest October on record. The state-wide mean temperature (average of mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures) was 2.56 °C above the long-term average with day time temperatures also ranking as the warmest on record for the month (4.0 °C above the long-term mean). This beats the previous record for warmest mean temperature and warmest maximum temperatures set in October 2006. The state-wide mean minimum temperature was 1.1 °C above the long-term average.

The start of October was very warm with conditions cooling off significantly around the middle of the month as a low pressure trough with embedded lows moved across the state, with some records for cold daily temperatures set on the 14th. Temperatures warmed up quickly towards the end of the month, with many stations including Wilcannia, Inverell, Hay, Scone and Griffith, recording their warmest October temperature on record as well as breaking records for daily temperatures and numbers of days above 35 °C.

Averaged across the state, rainfall in October was 66% below the long-term average. Most of the state recorded below average rainfall with large areas recording less than 40% of their average October rainfall. The only region of to record average to above-average falls was the southern half of the coastal fringe. The majority of the rain fell during the 13th and 14th of October associated with the passage of a low pressure trough with embedded lows. The system triggered falls across most of eastern New South Wales, some of which fell as snow at higher elevations.

  • Warmest October on record
  • Very warm end to October
  • Snow at higher elevations mid-month

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Extremes in October 2014
Hottest day 42.4 °C at Wilcannia (Reid St) on the 25th
42.4 °C at Wanaaring Post Office on the 26th
Warmest days on average 33.3 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 10.2 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -2.0 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 14th
Coldest night -7.4 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 17th
Coolest nights on average 1.9 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 17.3 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
17.3 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Warmest night 28.4 °C at Tibooburra Post Office on the 27th
Warmest on average overall 24.7 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest on average overall 6.0 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 253.0 mm at Bendalong STP
Driest overall 0 mm at several locations
Wettest day 204.6 mm at Bendalong STP on the 15th
Strongest wind gust 122 km/h at Cabramurra SMHEA AWS on the 7th

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Record highest October daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Sans Souci (Public School) 143.0 on the 15th 127.3 on the 5th in 1916 115
Cronulla South Bowling Club 142.0 on the 15th 80.0 on the 22nd in 1960 72
Strathfield Golf Club 116.0 on the 15th 98.4 on the 18th in 1976 61
Marrickville Golf Club 124.0 on the 15th 91.9 on the 5th in 1916 41
Peakhurst Golf Club 119.0 on the 15th 67.0 on the 26th in 2009 36
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 121.2 on the 15th 95.8 on the 26th in 2009 20


Record lowest October total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Brays Creek (Misty Mountain) 2.0 8.9 in 1968 62 89.2
Grafton Olympic Pool 8.1 8.9 in 2013 49 76.5
Tabulam (Muirne) 8.6 22.9 in 1971 45 84.7
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 6.1 11.8 in 2006 43 106.1
Pindari Dam 8.4 16.8 in 1988 43 64.5
Kunghur (The Junction) 8.0 9.0 in 2006 40 97.9
Guyra Hospital 13.4 23.4 in 2006 34 74.0
New Italy (Vineyard Haven) 4.2 8.6 in 1915 30 72.9
Walgett Airport AWS 0.2 1.4 in 2006 22 38.3
Armidale Airport AWS 21.2 = 21.2 in 2012 21 72.0


Record highest October temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 39.5 on the 25th 38.7 on the 20th in 1988 60 24.9
Hay (Miller Street) 39.6 on the 25th 39.2 on the 13th in 2006 58 24.5
Wilcannia (Reid St) 42.4 on the 25th = 42.4 on the 21st in 2013 58 27.4
Hillston Airport 39.8 on the 25th 38.2 on the 30th in 1990 57 24.6
Cobar MO 39.9 on the 25th 39.4 on the 20th in 1988 53 26.0
Scone SCS 39.1 on the 26th 39.0 on the 21st in 1988 50 25.0
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 33.9 on the 27th 33.5 on the 19th in 2002 50 22.4
Barraba Post Office 38.0 on the 26th 36.9 on the 19th in 2002 49 25.1
Inverell Research Centre 36.2 on the 26th 34.7 on the 19th in 2002 49 23.1
Quirindi Post Office 38.0 on the 26th 37.4 on the 21st in 1988 49 25.3
Dunedoo Post Office 37.1 on the 26th 36.7 on the 31st in 1965 48 24.3
Mungindi Post Office 42.1 on the 27th 41.6 on the 19th in 2002 48 29.0
Quandialla Post Office 37.3 on the 25th 35.7 on the 21st in 2013 45 23.7
Tabulam (Muirne) 37.0 on the 27th 36.7 on the 19th in 2002 45 23.8
Lake Cargelligo Airport 39.1 on the 25th = 39.1 on the 21st in 2013 44 25.5
Pindari Dam 37.8 on the 27th 37.0 on the 19th in 2002 43 25.5
Corowa Airport 36.0 on the 23rd = 36.0 on the 21st in 2007 41 22.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 31.0 on the 27th = 31.0 on the 19th in 2002 41 20.1
Griffith Airport AWS 39.2 on the 25th 38.5 on the 21st in 2013 40 23.9
Guyra Hospital 29.3 on the 26th 28.5 on the 19th in 2002 31 18.5
Wanaaring Post Office 42.4 on the 26th 41.8 on the 21st in 2013 24 29.3
Bathurst Airport AWS 30.9 on the 31st 30.6 on the 14th in 2006 23 20.1
Mudgee Airport AWS 35.2 on the 26th 33.4 on the 14th in 2004 23 22.7
Scone Airport AWS 39.3 on the 26th 38.1 on the 19th in 2002 23 24.9
Tamworth Airport AWS 38.6 on the 26th 37.0 on the 19th in 2002 23 25.2
Young Airport 34.4 on the 24th 34.2 on the 14th in 2006 23 21.7
Cobar Airport AWS 40.4 on the 25th 39.2 on the 21st in 2013 22 26.4
Dubbo Airport AWS 38.1 on the 25th 35.9 on the 14th in 2004 22 24.7
Walgett Airport AWS 42.0 on the 26th 40.0 on the 31st in 2002 22 28.8
Armidale Airport AWS 31.6 on the 26th 31.0 on the 19th in 2002 21 20.4
Mangrove Mountain AWS 35.8 on the 26th 35.5 on the 14th in 2004 21 22.6
Inverell (Raglan St) 36.2 on the 27th 34.9 on the 19th in 2002 20 24.6
Moree Aero 40.4 on the 26th 39.8 on the 19th in 2002 20 27.8


Record lowest October daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Nyngan Airport 14.1 on the 14th 14.2 on the 12th in 1987 86 26.6
Wyalong Post Office 10.6 on the 14th 11.4 on the 17th in 1974 50 23.4
Quandialla Post Office 11.1 on the 14th 11.7 on the 3rd in 1981 45 23.7
Bega AWS 12.3 on the 14th 12.4 on the 11th in 2012 23 21.7
Cooma Airport AWS 5.1 on the 14th 5.5 on the 11th in 2012 23 18.0
Young Airport 10.7 on the 14th 11.1 on the 16th in 2010 23 21.7
Dubbo Airport AWS 12.6 on the 14th 13.5 on the 16th in 2010 22 24.7
Condobolin Airport AWS 12.7 on the 14th 13.5 on the 16th in 2010 21 25.0
Cootamundra Airport 11.0 on the 14th = 11.0 on the 7th in 1998 20 22.0
Gundagai (William St) 11.8 on the 14th 11.9 on the 11th in 2012 20 22.1


Record highest October mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Menindee Post Office 30.7 30.5 in 1922 102 26.6
Nyngan Airport 30.5 30.3 in 1988 92 26.6
Mungindi Post Office 33.3 33.0 in 1988 88 29.0
Katoomba (Murri St) 22.3 21.4 in 2013 86 17.7
Lake Victoria Storage 28.1 27.4 in 2004 80 23.7
Trangie Research Station AWS 29.5 29.1 in 1922 73 25.2
Dunedoo Post Office 28.8 28.0 in 2007 58 24.3
Inverell Research Centre 26.8 = 26.8 in 2007 56 23.1
Wyalong Post Office 27.8 27.4 in 2006 56 23.4
Quandialla Post Office 28.2 27.6 in 2006 55 23.7
Cobar MO 30.2 29.7 in 2008 52 26.0
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.9 28.3 in 2008 51 24.9
Tocumwal Airport 26.0 25.8 in 1977 43 22.4
Thredbo Village 16.0 = 16.0 in 2006 42 13.2
Griffith Airport AWS 27.8 27.2 in 2006 39 23.9
Gulgong Post Office 27.5 27.0 in 2006 39 23.5
Guyra Hospital 21.5 21.2 in 2007 30 18.5
Broken Hill Airport AWS 29.5 27.4 in 2012 24 25.1
Wanaaring Post Office 33.2 32.1 in 2006 23 29.3
Mount Boyce AWS 20.4 20.1 in 2013 22 17.6
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.4 26.2 in 2006 22 22.7
Nullo Mountain AWS 20.6 20.3 in 2002 22 17.2
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.9 = 28.9 in 2007 22 25.2
Cobar Airport AWS 30.3 29.3 in 2008 21 26.4
Dubbo Airport AWS 28.8 28.3 in 2006 21 24.7
Armidale Airport AWS 23.1 = 23.1 in 2007 20 20.4
Condobolin Airport AWS 29.3 28.4 in 2008 20 25.0


Record highest October daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Tibooburra Post Office 28.4 on the 27th 28.0 on the 22nd in 2013 93 14.1
Tabulam (Muirne) 22.8 on the 28th 22.3 on the 6th in 1988 45 12.5
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 22.1 on the 28th 21.7 on the 28th in 2004 40 14.1
Lord Howe Island Aero 20.9 on the 28th = 20.9 on the 27th in 1998 26 15.6
Casino Airport AWS 23.6 on the 28th 22.5 on the 31st in 2007 20 13.5


Record lowest October temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Bathurst Agricultural Station -3.0 on the 2nd -2.7 on the 18th in 1984 49 6.1
Brewarrina Hospital 3.9 on the 16th 4.0 on the 23rd in 2008 45 12.9
Oberon (Springbank) -3.5 on the 2nd -2.8 on the 1st in 2012 32 4.7
Bathurst Airport AWS -2.4 on the 2nd -1.9 on the 15th in 2013 23 6.1


Record highest October mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
October
Katoomba (Murri St) 16.1 15.6 in 1940 86 12.7
Lake Victoria Storage 19.5 = 19.5 in 1991 79 17.1
Wagga Wagga AMO 17.1 17.0 in 2008 72 14.6
Wyalong Post Office 19.2 = 19.2 in 2008 55 16.4
Cobar MO 22.4 22.2 in 2008 52 19.3
Tumbarumba Post Office 14.2 14.1 in 1990 47 12.2
Thredbo AWS 6.0 5.9 in 2006 43 3.2
Tocumwal Airport 17.5 17.4 in 2006 43 15.6
Griffith Airport AWS 19.0 = 19.0 in 2008 37 16.5
Broken Hill Airport AWS 20.9 20.2 in 2004 24 18.3
Wanaaring Post Office 23.7 23.6 in 2008 23 21.2
Tamworth Airport AWS 19.6 19.5 in 2007 22 17.3
Albury Airport AWS 16.6 16.3 in 2008 21 14.7

Summary statistics for October 2014
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2014
Diff
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average
Highest for
October
2014
Mean for
October
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
October
2014
Total for
October
2014
Average
for
October
Rank of
October
2014
Fraction of
October
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 31.0 +3.0 40.2 25th 13.8 +0.7 6.7 16th 0 14.5 v low 0%
Tibooburra Airport 32.2 +3.3 41.8 25th 17.3 +2.3 9.6 16th 0.2 13.4 low 1%
Tibooburra Post Office 31.8 +3.3 41.6 26th 16.4 +2.3 7.9 16th 2.0 18.1 low 11%
White Cliffs AWS 31.1   42.3 25th 16.1   8.7 15th 0.2 14.3 v low 1%
Wilcannia (Reid St) 31.5 +4.1 42.4 25th 12.3 +0.1 4.8 15th 0 24.9 lowest 0%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 31.1 +3.2 41.6 25th 12.3 +0.6 4.7 15th 5.4 23.8 average 23%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 29.9 +4.9 38.3 22nd 13.6 +1.8 4.6 14th 0.2 24.0 v low 1%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 29.5 +4.4 37.8 25th 12.4 +1.0 4.7 15th 0 24.9 lowest 0%
Lake Victoria Storage 28.1 +4.4 37.5 22nd 10.8 +0.3 3.8 8th 0.2 26.9 v low 1%
Menindee Post Office 30.7 +4.1 38.9 21st 12.9 +1.5 6.2 3rd 0 22.5 lowest 0%
Pooncarie Mail Agency     36.8 12th 12.2 +1.6 5.8 9th 0.7 25.9 v low 3%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 32.7 +3.2 41.6 26th 14.3 +0.8 4.3 16th 11.6 20.7 average 56%
Brewarrina Hospital 32.0 +3.1 40.2 26th 13.8 +0.9 3.9 16th 2.0 29.3 low 7%
Cobar Airport AWS 30.3 +3.9 40.4 25th 12.3 +0.9 3.2 15th 0.4 30.9 v low 1%
Cobar MO 30.2 +4.2 39.9 25th 14.6 +2.0 5.7 15th 0.4 34.3 v low 1%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 32.6 +3.5 41.5 26th 16.2 +2.0 8.0 15th 1.0 40.3 v low 2%
Wanaaring Post Office 33.2 +3.9 42.4 26th 14.2 +1.1 5.2 16th 0 20.7 lowest 0%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 28.6 +4.1 38.0 25th 10.6 +0.8 3.3 15th 1.8 30.6 v low 6%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 30.6 +3.9 41.4 25th 13.6 +1.9 6.0 15th 1.8 12.9 low 14%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.9 +4.0 39.5 25th 9.7 +0.3 1.4 2nd 11.5 47.4 low 24%
Condobolin Airport AWS 29.3 +4.3 39.6 25th 9.7 +0.5 1.3 2nd 11.6 35.2 low 33%
Peak Hill Post Office 28.8 +4.1 38.2 25th 11.3 -0.1 3.4 2nd 13.6 47.8 low 28%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 28.0 +3.9 38.0 25th 9.1 +0.4 3.3 3rd 11.2 46.7 low 24%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 29.9 +2.5 39.4 26th 12.3 +1.3 4.9 16th 5.6 41.6 low 13%
Nyngan Airport 30.5 +3.9 39.8 24th 12.4 +1.0 4.6 2nd 3.0 34.5 v low 9%
Trangie Research Station AWS 29.5 +4.3 39.2 25th 11.2 +1.0 3.2 2nd 3.6 44.8 v low 8%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 33.3 +4.3 42.1 27th 15.1 +1.7 7.2 16th 0 37.8 lowest 0%
Walgett Airport AWS 32.0 +3.2 42.0 26th 13.2 +1.4 5.8 16th 0.2 38.3 lowest 1%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 30.9 +3.1 40.4 26th 14.4 +2.0 6.1 16th 16.4 45.5 low 36%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 29.1 +4.0 38.0 26th 8.5 +0.3 1.9 17th 8.0 62.3 v low 13%
Narrabri Airport AWS 30.6 +2.6 40.8 26th 12.3 +0.4 4.8 16th 5.6 33.3 v low 17%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 29.5 +2.3 39.6 26th 9.5 -0.2 2.4 3rd 26.6 40.9 low 65%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 29.2 +4.1 39.0 26th 13.5 +1.3 6.4 16th 21.0 57.3 low 37%
Quirindi Post Office 29.2 +3.9 38.0 26th 9.1 +0.4 2.0 2nd 12.0 59.4 v low 20%
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.9 +3.7 38.6 26th 10.3 +0.8 2.6 16th 19.2 53.0 low 36%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 24.1 +3.1 32.5 26th 4.8 -0.3 -1.5 16th 34.6 73.0 low 47%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 24.1 +3.0 32.4 26th 5.7 0.0 -0.6 17th 22.4 66.1 v low 34%
Armidale Airport AWS 23.1 +2.7 31.6 26th 8.2 +1.1 1.9 15th 21.2 72.0 lowest 29%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 23.2 +3.1 31.0 27th 7.6 +0.4 1.0 15th 23.8 75.6 v low 31%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 23.4 +2.3 32.0 27th 5.2 -0.2 -2.7 16th 24.6 74.1 low 33%
Guyra Hospital 21.5 +3.0 29.3 26th 7.7 +1.4 0.1 15th 13.4 74.0 lowest 18%
Inverell (Raglan St) 27.6 +3.0 36.2 27th 7.6 -0.2 1.0 16th 31.0 67.2 low 46%
Inverell Research Centre 26.8 +3.7 36.2 26th 11.3 +1.0 4.4 16th 0 74.5 lowest 0%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 25.1 +2.7 33.9 27th 7.5 -0.5 -0.4 16th 34.1 76.3 low 45%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 26.9 +3.1 37.0 27th 13.3 +0.8 6.1 15th 8.6 84.7 lowest 10%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 25.5 +0.7 33.6 1st 14.5 +0.6 8.4 15th 33.8 99.3 low 34%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 23.6 0.0 28.4 30th 17.3 +0.5 12.3 15th 17.0 100.5 low 17%
Casino Airport AWS 29.9 +2.6 38.9 27th 12.9 -0.6 7.2 15th 13.2 63.4 low 21%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 26.6 +1.2 33.7 1st 14.8 -0.3 8.6 15th 31.0 89.3 low 35%
Grafton Airport AWS 28.5   36.3 27th 12.6   6.9 16th 5.6 67.8 v low 8%
Grafton Olympic Pool 28.7 +2.0 36.8 26th 14.4 +0.7 9.4 16th 8.1 76.5 lowest 11%
Grafton Research Stn 28.6 +1.5 37.8 26th 13.9 +0.8 9.0 3rd 6.0 60.9 v low 10%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 27.8 +1.2 36.5 27th 14.5 0.0 9.6 15th 17.4 82.6 low 21%
Lismore Airport AWS 28.6 +1.4 36.6 27th 12.2 -0.5 6.2 15th 11.2 77.8 v low 14%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 27.5 +1.2 34.1 1st 13.9 -0.2 8.5 15th 6.1 106.1 lowest 6%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.2 +1.8 32.1 1st 16.3 +0.9 10.6 15th 14.0 78.9 v low 18%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport Comparison 24.8   30.7 1st 14.4   6.5 16th 11.8
Coffs Harbour MO 24.7 +1.1 30.7 1st 14.4 +0.6 7.7 15th 11.6 96.3 v low 12%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 23.1 +2.0 33.4 27th 10.1 +0.4 3.4 16th 27.5 107.0 v low 26%
Kempsey (Wide Street) 26.3 +0.7 32.5 25th 12.4 +0.6 7.3 15th 8.4 78.0 v low 11%
Kempsey Airport AWS 26.5 +0.9 32.4 26th 10.4 -0.5 4.4 15th 11.8 73.8 low 16%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 25.0 +1.8 27.5 29th 16.2 +1.1 10.8 15th 7.4 91.5 v low 8%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 22.2 -0.6 25.5 27th 14.6 +0.9 9.5 3rd 38.4 78.1 low 49%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.6 +0.6 29.3 26th 12.0 +0.1 3.9 15th 32.6 73.5 low 44%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 28.1 +2.6 38.9 26th 11.8 +0.5 7.2 16th 61.8 122.0 average 51%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 26.7 +1.6 38.4 26th 9.4 -0.2 2.5 2nd 37.8 51.3 average 74%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 25.3   37.1 26th 10.8   4.7 16th 53.0
Gosford AWS 24.6   35.3 26th 12.7   6.2 16th 88.2
Maitland Visitors Centre 27.8 +2.3 39.5 26th 11.7 +0.8 5.5 16th 48.5 57.0 average 85%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 25.0 +2.4 35.8 26th 11.3 -0.1 4.8 2nd 90.0 70.9 average 127%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 27.8   37.4 26th 7.9   0.2 2nd 7.6 50.9 low 15%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 24.3 +3.0 34.2 26th 11.8 +1.1 3.4 15th 21.4 43.0 low 50%
Murrurundi Post Office 26.7 +2.6 35.9 26th 7.4 -0.8 0.9 2nd 25.4 72.1 low 35%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 23.3 +0.2 30.0 5th 16.0 +2.2 10.5 15th 45.2 78.5 average 58%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.3 +1.2 31.9 5th 15.3 +1.3 8.9 16th 33.0 72.5 low 46%
Newcastle University 26.0 +1.4 35.2 26th 13.2 0.0 6.6 16th 52.8 60.1 average 88%
Norah Head AWS 23.4 +0.9 31.1 5th 15.3 +0.6 9.7 15th 75.8 53.9 high 141%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 27.9 +2.9 39.5 26th 11.4 0.0 5.4 2nd 35.0 65.7 average 53%
Scone Airport AWS 28.5 +3.6 39.3 26th 9.0 -0.4 1.6 2nd 10.2 47.9 low 21%
Singleton STP 27.9 +1.8 39.4 26th 10.7 +0.9 4.2 16th 36.2 44.7 average 81%
Williamtown RAAF 26.3 +2.7 37.3 26th 11.9 0.0 6.0 19th 42.2 72.9 average 58%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 27.5 +4.0 36.5 25th 9.8 +0.6 2.2 2nd 19.5 55.6 low 35%
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.4 +3.7 35.2 26th 7.1 -0.3 -0.8 2nd 22.6 51.0 low 44%
Nullo Mountain AWS 20.6 +3.4 27.9 26th     1.5 2nd 34.4 71.0 low 48%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 23.6 +3.7 31.5 31st 5.2 -0.9 -3.0 2nd 51.1 59.4 average 86%
Bathurst Airport AWS 22.7 +2.6 30.9 31st 5.4 -0.7 -2.4 2nd 24.6 53.9 low 46%
Katoomba (Murri St) 22.3 +4.6 29.0 31st 9.4 +1.7 2.6 15th 86.1 91.3 average 94%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 20.8   29.0 31st 5.8   -1.2 16th 60.7 62.5 average 97%
Mount Boyce AWS 20.4 +2.8 28.4 25th 8.7 +1.3 -0.6 15th 62.6 65.5 average 96%
Oberon (Springbank) 19.3 +2.2 26.9 31st 4.2 -0.5 -3.5 2nd 74.9 78.0 average 96%
Orange Airport AWS 20.2 +2.3 28.1 25th 5.3 -0.1 -2.9 2nd 64.8 75.3 average 86%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 25.4   35.8 31st 12.0   6.3 16th 61.0 73.5 average 83%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 27.2 +2.9 36.2 26th 6.6 -0.5 0.5 16th 19.6 58.7 low 33%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 25.9 +2.5 35.3 26th 12.4 +1.1 4.7 2nd 8.0 44.1 v low 18%
Dunedoo Post Office 28.8 +4.5 37.1 26th 9.6 +0.5 1.7 2nd 43.1 51.6 average 84%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 26.4 +2.6 35.4 31st 6.1 -0.5 -0.9 2nd 34.2 33.0 average 104%
Dubbo Airport AWS 28.8 +4.1 38.1 25th 9.4 +0.3 0.4 2nd 11.6 43.1 low 27%
Forbes Airport AWS 27.6 +3.0 37.0 25th 7.9 -0.6 0.6 2nd 24.0 39.3 average 61%
Parkes Airport AWS 27.0 +3.3 36.8 25th 7.1 -0.3 -1.0 2nd 32.2 51.4 average 63%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 28.0 +3.2 36.2 25th 8.0 -0.6 -0.4 2nd 23.2 55.6 low 42%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 26.3 +2.5 35.3 31st 12.4 +0.6 6.1 16th 89.6 60.2 high 149%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.5 +1.1 33.1 5th 12.4 +0.4 6.0 16th 135.0 62.4 high 216%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 25.9   34.5 26th 11.6   5.1 2nd 63.2
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 25.9 +2.0 35.2 31st 12.1 +0.2 6.5 16th 74.4 68.1 high 109%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 24.5 +2.4 33.8 5th 15.1 +1.5 9.0 16th 86.6 76.9 high 113%
Sydney Airport AMO 25.0 +2.4 34.4 5th 15.0 +1.8 9.9 15th 118.6 70.7 high 168%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 21.3 +0.2 31.9 27th 15.7 +0.5 10.2 15th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 25.7   34.7 5th 13.0   6.5 16th 92.0
Terrey Hills AWS 23.5 +0.9 33.2 26th 13.2 +0.2 7.3 16th 64.4 76.8 average 84%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 26.3 +1.6 36.7 31st 11.2 +1.0 4.8 2nd 50.4 52.7 average 96%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 26.4 +1.9 35.6 31st 12.0 +0.4 5.2 2nd 63.0 57.5 average 110%
Penrith Lakes AWS 27.6 +1.9 37.0 31st 12.8 +0.8 7.2 16th 65.6 54.5 high 120%
Prospect Reservoir 26.7 +2.9 36.3 31st 12.3 +0.2 6.2 2nd 80.2 58.9 high 136%
Richmond RAAF 27.3 +2.2 37.0 31st 11.5 +0.6 5.3 2nd 46.2 50.3 average 92%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 23.7 +0.8 33.0 5th 10.9 +0.4 4.9 2nd 58.0 73.4 average 79%
Bellambi AWS 21.7 +0.2 30.9 27th 14.4 +0.5 9.8 16th 93.8 78.2 high 120%
Bowral (Parry Drive) 21.8 +2.7 29.9 31st 8.8 +1.2 1.9 2nd 56.8 71.6 average 79%
Camden Airport AWS 26.9 +2.7 36.2 26th 10.3 +0.4 3.9 2nd 39.2 63.2 average 62%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 26.0   35.6 26th 10.5   4.2 2nd 46.4
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 20.8   30.0 31st 8.9   3.8 17th 38.2
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 21.5 +0.6 31.6 5th 14.0 +0.7 9.8 2nd 79.8 80.1 average 100%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 22.0   30.5 27th 13.9   9.1 16th 86.8
Moss Vale AWS 20.7 +1.3 29.4 31st 8.0 +0.4 0.0 2nd 57.8 47.7 high 121%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 24.0 +1.1 32.6 5th 11.5 +1.2 6.5 16th 105.6 68.8 high 153%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay (Catalina Country Club) 22.6 +0.7 32.0 5th 10.5 +1.0 3.8 16th 122.8 95.5 high 129%
Bega AWS 23.0 +1.3 32.8 12th 9.6 +1.3 2.4 2nd 56.8 46.5 average 122%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 21.3 +2.3 29.3 31st 6.0 +0.5 -1.8 2nd 55.8 56.5 average 99%
Green Cape AWS 19.2 +0.4 25.4 12th 12.9 +1.0 8.1 1st 77.6 49.3 high 157%
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.7 +0.2 28.0 31st 10.1 +1.4 3.9 16th 74.2 56.7 high 131%
Montague Island Lighthouse 19.5 +0.7 27.1 5th 13.9 +1.3 9.7 16th 85.6 64.2 high 133%
Moruya Airport AWS 22.0 +0.5 32.2 5th 10.8 +1.6 3.1 2nd 112.8 79.0 average 143%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 20.9 +0.8 30.0 5th 12.4 +1.6 6.3 2nd 131.0 78.4 high 167%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 20.3 +0.9 29.4 5th 12.4 +1.3 6.4 2nd 219.4 73.1 v high 300%
Nerriga AWS 21.8   29.9 31st 7.0   0.0 2nd 60.4
Ulladulla AWS 21.3 +0.7 32.9 5th 13.0 +0.8 7.5 16th 234.0 87.8 v high 267%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 21.0 +2.2 29.0 24th 5.5 +0.8 1.0 16th 77.4 55.3 high 140%
Bombala AWS 19.0 +1.5 26.6 6th 5.2 +0.3 0.6 28th 68.4 50.2 high 136%
Canberra Airport 22.5   32.0 31st 5.4   -2.0 2nd 53.4
Cooma Airport AWS 19.5 +1.5 26.5 25th 3.7 +0.4 -3.4 2nd 54.2 46.3 average 117%
Cooma Visitors Centre 21.6 +2.2 28.8 25th 4.0 +0.3 -2.5 16th 34.0 45.8 average 74%
Goulburn Airport AWS 21.0 +1.4 28.5 25th 4.9 -0.2 -1.7 2nd 44.2 51.2 average 86%
Goulburn TAFE 21.8 +2.1 31.0 31st 7.2 +0.3 0.4 2nd 43.0 53.0 average 81%
Mount Ginini AWS 14.7 +2.3 22.2 31st 4.0 +1.3 -4.4 1st 54.2 74.2 average 73%
Taralga Post Office 20.9 +2.6 29.5 31st 4.1 -1.2 -2.3 2nd 48.1 69.9 average 69%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 22.4 +1.8 31.7 25th 6.7 +0.5 -0.2 2nd 36.8 53.6 low 69%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 13.1   21.2 23rd 2.1   -3.9 1st 163.6
Thredbo AWS 10.2 +3.2 18.1 23rd 1.9 +2.5 -7.4 17th 107.6 122.6 average 88%
Thredbo Village 16.0 +2.8 23.2 23rd 3.2 +1.5 -2.5 18th 151.0 181.9 average 83%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 24.6 +3.1 33.8 31st 8.6 +0.8 2.9 15th 19.6 49.2 low 40%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 14.4 +2.5 21.8 23rd 5.8 +1.9 -2.4 1st 58.4 101.4 average 58%
Hume Reservoir 24.2 +3.2 32.3 24th 10.0 +0.9 3.2 15th 18.0 68.2 low 26%
Khancoban AWS 23.2 +2.6 30.7 23rd 6.5 +0.2 1.3 2nd 42.6 69.7 low 61%
Tumbarumba Post Office 22.5 +3.1 30.8 31st 5.6 +0.4 -0.3 2nd 44.9 95.9 low 47%
Wagga Wagga AMO 26.1 +4.6 35.4 31st 8.0 +0.3 0.5 2nd 19.2 57.2 low 34%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 24.0 +3.7 33.0 31st 7.4 -0.9 2.0 2nd 34.6 84.8 low 41%
Cootamundra Airport 25.1 +3.1 34.2 31st 5.1 -0.8 -1.0 2nd 26.4 44.1 low 60%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 25.6 +3.0 34.7 24th 7.8 -1.1 0.9 2nd 28.6 54.5 low 52%
Gundagai (William St) 25.2 +3.1 35.9 31st 7.6 -0.2 1.3 2nd 30.4 52.6 average 58%
Quandialla Post Office 28.2 +4.5 37.3 25th 8.7 0.0 1.0 2nd 14.8 49.8 low 30%
Temora Airport 26.7   36.3 24th 5.8   -0.5 3rd 17.2 33.4 average 51%
Wyalong Post Office 27.8 +4.4 37.0 25th 10.6 +1.2 5.8 14th 10.0 45.4 v low 22%
Young Airport 25.4 +3.7 34.4 24th 3.8 -1.4 -3.0 2nd 22.6 45.7 low 49%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 26.0 +3.8 36.0 23rd 8.2 +0.1 1.5 15th 19.8 51.6 low 38%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 26.9 +3.6 36.6 23rd 8.6 +0.3 2.1 15th 12.4 34.7 low 36%
Narrandera Airport AWS 27.9 +4.1 38.2 25th 9.8 +0.8 1.9 2nd 17.2 41.4 low 42%
Tocumwal Airport 26.0 +3.6 36.0 23rd 9.1 +0.4 4.0 4th 17.1 43.1 low 40%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 28.5 +4.2 38.6 25th 11.8 +1.6 3.7 15th 17.0 37.9 average 45%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 27.8 +3.9 39.2 25th 10.6 +1.6 3.4 2nd 18.2 38.5 average 47%
Hay (Miller Street) 29.1 +4.6 39.6 25th 11.9 +2.4 3.0 15th 6.4 34.6 low 18%
Hay Airport AWS 28.9   40.5 25th 10.8   3.2 15th 6.2
Hillston Airport 29.6 +5.0 39.8 25th 10.9 +0.6 3.4 4th 4.7 35.6 v low 13%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 29.3 +3.8 39.1 25th     4.6 15th 7.0 39.0 low 18%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 21.4 +0.5 24.2 28th 15.7 +0.1 10.4 20th 127.0 106.9 high 119%
Norfolk Island Aero 20.4 +0.2 22.9 9th 15.0 +0.2 12.6 7th 63.0 84.7 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 9 am on Monday 3 November 2014. 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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