Greater Sydney in May 2022: wetter than average, warm nights

A wetter than average May for most parts of Greater Sydney end one of the wettest autumns on record while minimum temperatures continue to be above average.

Above average rainfall for most areas

  • Most of Greater Sydney recorded above average rainfall, with a few sites recording more than double their monthly average.
  • The majority of the month's rainfall was recorded between the 10th to 13th, and the 21st to 24th, when persistent moist onshore flow produced showers over the region.

Warmer than average nights

  • Greater Sydney experienced above average minimum temperatures though maximum temperatures for the majority of sites were within 0.5 °C of their monthly averages.
  • Katoomba (Farnells Rd) had its warmest May night on record.

Sydney (Observatory Hill)

  • Total rainfall for Sydney (Observatory Hill) was 187.2 mm which is 159% of the long-term average at the former Observatory Hill site, or 186% of the average over recent decades.
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Sydney (Observatory Hill) was 20.8 °C which is 1.3 °C above the long-term average at the former Observatory Hill site, or 0.1 °C below the average over recent decades.
  • The warmest day was 26.8 °C on the 4th, and the coolest day was on the 20th when the temperature reached 14.9 °C.
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Sydney (Observatory Hill) was 12.6 °C which is 1.0 °C above the long-term average at the former Observatory Hill site, or 0.3 °C above the average over recent decades.
  • The coldest morning was 8.2 °C on the 30th, and the warmest morning was on the 15th when the minimum temperature was 18.2 °C.

A very cold end to autumn

  • At the end of the month, a strong low pressure system passed over the south-eastern Australian mainland, bringing a very cold air mass to the state.
  • Temperatures were more than 5 °C below the monthly averages while wind gusts exceeding 80 km/h were recorded over some coastal sites.

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Extremes in May 2022
Hottest day 26.9 °C at Canterbury Racecourse AWS on the 14th
26.9 °C at Mangrove Mountain AWS on the 14th
Warmest days on average 21.2 °C at Parramatta North (Masons Drive)
Coolest days on average 12.8 °C at Mount Boyce AWS
Coldest day 4.8 °C at Mount Boyce AWS on the 31st
Coldest night 1.0 °C at Katoomba (Farnells Rd) on the 19th
1.0 °C at Mount Boyce AWS on the 19th
Coolest nights on average 6.2 °C at Mount Boyce AWS
Warmest nights on average 14.2 °C at Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West)
Warmest night 19.0 °C at Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) on the 14th
Warmest on average overall 17.3 °C at Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West)
Coolest on average overall 9.5 °C at Mount Boyce AWS
Wettest overall 233.5 mm at Sydney Botanic Gardens
Wettest day 71.8 mm at Randwick (Randwick St) on the 24th
Strongest wind gust 96 km/h at Fort Denison on the 30th

Record highest May daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 14.0 on the 15th 13.7 on the 1st in 2016 58 6.1



Summary statistics for May 2022
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
May
2022
Diff
from
average
Highest for
May
2022
Mean for
May
2022
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
May
2022
Total for
May
2022
Average
for
May
Rank of
May
2022
Fraction of
May
average
Badgerys Creek AWS 20.4 -0.4 25.0 4th 9.0 +1.3 1.9 30th 52.0 38.5 average 135%
Bankstown Airport AWS 20.9 +0.3 26.7 4th 10.5 +1.1 4.7 30th 111.8 64.3 high 174%
Camden Airport AWS 20.3 -0.4 24.7 4th 8.5 +1.5 2.1 7th 77.2 53.1 high 145%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 20.6 -0.6 25.7 14th 9.0 +1.8 2.6 30th 83.2 41.3 v high 201%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 21.0 +0.3 26.9 14th 9.8 +0.6 3.4 7th 102.8 75.2 average 137%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 21.0 -0.3 25.7 4th 9.6 +1.7 3.9 8th 103.4 47.2 v high 219%
Gosford AWS 20.4   26.6 15th 11.0   5.2 7th 129.8
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 20.2   25.0 14th 10.0   3.5 30th 86.8 39.5 v high 220%
Holsworthy Defence AWS 19.7   24.9 14th 10.2   4.2 7th 100.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 20.4 -0.2 25.7 14th 10.0 +0.9 3.3 30th 88.0 44.7 high 197%
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 14.3 +1.1 22.0 14th 6.5 +0.4 1.0 19th 109.2 99.3 average 110%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 19.7 +0.8 26.9 14th 9.5 +0.5 3.0 19th 88.8 78.3 average 113%
Mount Boyce AWS 12.8 -0.7 20.2 14th 6.2 +0.2 1.0 19th 112.0 55.8 high 201%
Norah Head AWS 20.8 +0.5 26.1 4th 13.7 +0.6 9.5 7th 100.0 124.1 average 81%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 21.2 +0.6 26.5 4th 10.4 +0.5 5.0 7th 91.4 66.9 average 137%
Penrith Lakes AWS 21.1 -0.1 26.1 4th 10.1 +0.9 3.8 30th 45.0 36.3 high 124%
Richmond RAAF 20.7 -0.2 26.5 4th 9.4 +1.9 2.9 19th 55.0 43.6 high 126%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 20.8   26.8 4th 12.6   8.2 30th 187.2
Sydney Airport AMO 21.0 +0.8 26.8 4th 12.7 +1.6 8.2 30th 188.6 96.2 v high 196%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 20.4 +0.4 25.0 15th 14.2 +0.7 9.2 31st
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 20.9 -0.7 26.6 14th 11.1 +1.2 5.3 30th 107.6 45.7 high 235%
Terrey Hills AWS 19.1 -0.4 25.2 14th 11.4 +0.7 6.4 30th 129.8 54.5 high 238%

Daily maximum temperatures for May 2022
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Badgerys Creek AWS22.423.223.225.023.320.219.221.216.421.617.718.722.224.923.324.421.019.918.416.717.319.919.120.121.121.021.821.217.315.316.6
Bankstown Airport AWS23.223.424.526.723.520.019.620.717.522.418.320.022.525.924.924.121.720.418.917.118.920.018.219.119.622.022.821.717.416.117.4
Camden Airport AWS22.423.023.424.723.319.718.420.916.322.118.418.422.124.322.423.620.519.417.817.318.119.819.820.120.620.722.721.316.614.416.3
Campbelltown (Mount Annan)23.223.623.925.523.619.618.921.516.823.218.719.022.925.722.724.121.219.718.417.717.819.719.320.118.921.322.921.617.114.116.5
Canterbury Racecourse AWS23.923.024.526.722.620.519.920.518.722.418.421.121.626.925.724.521.620.519.915.519.619.017.019.520.222.022.421.317.816.117.8
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS)23.622.323.725.724.820.619.920.220.422.120.021.120.425.625.024.222.020.818.615.618.816.818.718.819.721.822.622.419.118.618.5
Gosford AWS22.322.123.725.922.920.319.619.816.619.118.621.320.826.126.623.821.620.117.815.818.816.117.518.619.621.121.721.218.117.618.1
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS22.522.823.624.623.119.418.520.416.921.919.019.621.925.023.223.520.819.417.617.819.016.918.119.520.721.820.916.814.416.8
Holsworthy Defence AWS22.723.023.224.422.118.617.919.717.021.018.618.922.324.923.422.920.018.817.916.417.717.817.717.319.020.521.820.416.413.315.9
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS22.523.423.425.423.320.019.221.016.722.117.819.422.225.723.623.821.620.018.315.917.218.518.619.020.121.021.721.417.015.416.4
Katoomba (Farnells Rd)17.419.618.317.713.011.414.310.012.212.213.319.222.017.217.014.612.913.09.011.712.817.217.915.211.09.15.7
Mangrove Mountain AWS21.420.822.924.824.619.518.019.115.819.517.518.919.626.926.122.920.819.716.913.116.714.517.117.618.321.021.520.218.017.3
Mount Boyce AWS16.817.718.116.516.110.49.613.211.211.911.913.017.920.216.814.812.010.411.08.59.710.112.010.513.814.415.212.87.48.54.8
Norah Head AWS21.123.324.226.123.319.619.318.918.421.321.721.420.625.224.724.121.719.517.617.121.219.517.719.518.622.022.621.617.717.418.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive)23.023.224.226.523.220.420.020.519.022.018.821.021.526.025.224.522.221.420.518.018.519.019.520.220.522.022.521.419.016.017.8
Penrith Lakes AWS22.924.024.426.124.321.321.021.317.820.717.618.723.325.223.024.923.421.819.716.817.518.920.220.520.821.821.721.318.815.817.3
Richmond RAAF21.923.724.026.522.920.820.020.616.419.517.218.722.126.124.124.122.621.218.416.118.217.020.120.319.922.321.520.819.017.318.0
Sydney (Observatory Hill)23.822.824.026.823.321.520.321.518.121.319.320.621.124.124.725.222.920.720.114.918.418.416.018.620.620.521.421.718.115.917.9
Sydney Airport AMO21.823.625.026.821.920.619.919.917.922.221.221.821.425.624.525.022.420.517.817.019.719.917.218.318.821.522.522.218.017.318.0
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West)23.123.122.723.822.720.119.119.918.921.421.522.120.521.925.024.221.719.318.517.919.419.517.717.319.619.821.020.317.017.117.0
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre)22.722.924.926.423.220.520.220.817.821.718.520.921.526.625.724.321.821.119.515.418.318.717.618.420.522.222.721.517.816.117.8
Terrey Hills AWS20.720.322.324.321.418.518.218.716.419.818.319.820.625.224.522.420.118.717.014.017.015.915.716.718.420.021.219.916.314.916.0
Values are the maximum temperature, usually in the 24 hours from 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred in the afternoon of that day.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily minimum temperatures for May 2022
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Badgerys Creek AWS7.89.29.77.514.66.93.33.68.311.111.314.816.315.814.28.76.75.33.66.211.511.810.210.89.07.77.39.77.61.95.8
Bankstown Airport AWS10.411.011.910.815.58.05.67.710.511.212.716.017.115.716.010.29.17.05.78.011.311.911.711.99.410.010.210.47.14.76.8
Camden Airport AWS7.08.09.77.213.95.72.16.88.310.310.915.016.015.614.87.87.03.63.04.711.610.510.610.36.77.17.09.06.42.34.5
Campbelltown (Mount Annan)9.99.09.88.114.44.53.24.38.512.211.415.116.714.814.88.87.55.04.06.611.110.810.211.48.08.17.69.26.52.64.1
Canterbury Racecourse AWS10.610.510.410.715.16.53.45.29.110.214.815.616.815.615.69.47.65.04.77.211.011.511.010.59.29.49.610.07.54.16.0
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS)9.710.28.78.114.99.74.43.97.910.512.915.716.917.813.911.68.15.54.46.49.810.411.010.48.88.77.69.56.74.97.7
Gosford AWS11.611.410.810.516.410.95.25.39.012.814.615.917.718.015.012.59.16.78.68.111.613.412.112.310.29.49.410.58.95.98.0
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS11.910.211.58.815.07.24.25.711.010.913.715.717.315.515.310.08.66.26.16.911.412.211.511.98.89.28.310.07.23.55.0
Holsworthy Defence AWS11.510.511.39.914.87.04.26.88.912.014.315.016.615.315.510.39.06.87.77.210.912.310.610.99.39.39.210.59.34.26.1
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS9.610.910.79.514.77.24.64.69.912.313.915.216.915.816.010.98.75.24.48.711.112.511.411.810.68.99.310.27.03.35.5
Katoomba (Farnells Rd)4.37.67.911.23.02.53.04.67.68.310.111.413.014.09.06.64.21.02.15.86.67.98.82.42.42.9
Mangrove Mountain AWS8.69.69.510.414.97.54.33.96.810.812.314.515.716.715.610.18.25.13.05.710.511.89.611.38.88.98.710.25.46.4
Mount Boyce AWS4.37.47.68.410.61.71.52.04.58.58.210.111.212.713.47.96.43.41.02.36.77.76.15.75.46.97.78.12.01.82.3
Norah Head AWS13.815.416.314.217.212.99.510.112.713.816.417.218.418.418.015.213.910.710.212.112.514.113.513.712.313.613.614.510.89.59.5
Parramatta North (Masons Drive)10.010.511.510.814.88.25.05.810.211.014.516.017.015.816.510.49.06.45.28.012.011.811.511.29.810.010.510.67.25.07.2
Penrith Lakes AWS8.510.911.39.815.08.04.14.99.212.913.915.416.515.915.610.39.05.64.66.611.413.211.911.18.510.89.310.96.33.87.6
Richmond RAAF8.410.411.28.614.97.24.93.47.911.214.015.216.415.415.49.77.74.02.95.29.511.810.111.18.69.69.49.75.03.18.2
Sydney (Observatory Hill)12.413.313.913.315.611.38.510.212.413.615.216.517.818.218.213.812.39.49.010.611.213.312.412.911.711.612.113.19.98.210.0
Sydney Airport AMO13.613.114.413.916.611.09.39.412.813.116.016.317.817.717.413.912.59.79.310.310.913.012.213.011.111.912.012.410.08.29.8
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West)14.715.216.515.617.113.410.912.714.515.215.617.318.419.018.816.315.013.011.511.711.714.513.413.312.913.613.913.912.310.59.2
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre)10.612.011.811.815.98.55.66.810.712.114.916.217.416.917.511.89.76.66.28.211.812.911.711.710.410.311.011.77.65.37.4
Terrey Hills AWS11.112.413.212.614.99.76.77.411.412.414.815.816.717.316.812.610.96.57.38.810.512.311.411.510.510.611.412.58.86.48.3
Values are the minimum temperature, usually in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred that morning.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily rainfall for May 2022
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Abbotsbury (Fairfield (City Farm)) 1.0 - - - - - - - - 1.0 20.0 16.0 8.0 - 1.0 - - - - - 12.0 11.0 3.0 8.0 - - - - - - 3.0
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd) 2.0 - - - 0.5 - - - - 6.0 25.0 25.0 4.0 0.6 - 0.4 - - - 1.4 18.0 27.0 10.0 14.0 5.0 - - - 0.2 - 5.0
Audley (Royal National Park) 1.0 - - - - 1.0 - - 2.0 22.0 7.0 24.0 18.0 - - 1.0 - - - - 35.0 7.0 27.0 16.0 8.0 - - - - - 6.0
Badgerys Creek AWS 0.2 0.2 - - 0.8 - 0.4 - - 1.0 12.4 13.0 7.0 - 0.2 - - - - - 9.0 3.4 - 1.2 - 0.2 - - - - 3.0
Bankstown Airport AWS 1.4 - - - 1.0 - - - - 5.0 18.8 28.0 7.6 0.4 - 0.2 0.2 - - 0.2 19.8 3.8 9.2 10.4 1.0 - 0.2 0.2 - - 4.4
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 3.0 - - - 1.0 0.5 - - - 5.5 19.0 13.5 5.5 - - - - - - 0.5 11.5 3.5 5.0 - 0.5 - - 0.5 0.5 - 5.0
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 6.2 - - - 0.8 - - - 1.6 6.2 21.4 30.4 7.2 1.6 - 0.2 - - - 2.0 4.6 4.8 25.2 24.6 4.6 0.2 - 0.2 0.6 - 4.0
Blackheath (Wombat Street) 1.0 1.0 - - 6.0 - - - - 8.0 14.0 26.0 9.0 - 1.0 - - - - - 15.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 1.0 1.0 - 2.0 - - 7.0
Box Hill (McCall Gardens) 2.0 - - 1.0 1.0 - - - - 2.0 3.0 9.0 8.0 1.0 - - - - - - 4.0 4.0 5.0 1.0 - - 1.0 - - - 4.0
Bringelly (Maryland) - - - - 1.0 3.0 - - - 1.0 11.0 21.0 8.0 - - - - - - - 6.0 5.0 - 5.0 1.0 - - - - - 5.0
Camden (Brownlow Hill) 0.4 - - - 2.2 - - - - 5.2 11.2 23.4 8.2 0.2 0.4 - - - - 5.4 3.0 1.0 4.4






Camden Airport AWS 0.2 - - 0.2 2.0 - - - - 5.6 7.8 24.0 9.2 - - 0.4 - - - - 7.8 3.6 - 8.8 1.4 - 0.2 0.2 - - 5.8
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa - 1.0 - - - 4.0 - - 2.0 3.0 1.0 32.0 12.0 - - - - - - - 12.0 8.0 2.0 6.0 - - 1.0 - - - 4.0
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 0.4 - - - 0.8 6.4 - - 0.4 5.6 1.8 29.0 6.4 0.2 - - - - - - 10.2 4.2 0.2 11.0 0.6 - - 0.2 - - 5.8
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 1.8 - - - 0.6 - - - 0.6 10.8 12.0 24.8 4.4 0.4 0.2 - - - - - 11.2 5.0 2.8 20.8 1.0 - 0.2 - - 0.2 6.0
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 7.5 - - - 0.5 - - - 2.0 4.5 24.0 28.0 7.5 1.5 - 0.2 - - - 2.0 16.0 10.0 35.0 23.0 3.8 - - - - - 6.5
Centennial Park 6.4 0.2 - - 0.2 - - - 4.8 9.0 2.8 28.0 9.8 0.4 0.2 - - - - 6.2 27.0 19.7 19.6 58.8 12.7 1.0 - - - - 4.6
Chatswood Bowling Club 3.0 - - - - - - - 2.0 2.0 29.0 22.0 4.0 1.0 - - - - - 4.0 6.0 11.0 7.0 22.0 1.0 - - - - - 5.0
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 3.4 - - - - - - - 2.2 17.2 16.2 19.4 7.2 - - - - - - 4.2 2.2 1.2 45.0 59.2 10.8 0.4 - - - - 3.4
Colo Heights (Mountain Pines) 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 2.4 1.0 - - - 1.2 7.4 13.2 8.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - 0.6 0.8 20.4 0.2 2.0 - - 0.6 - - 5.2
Concord (Brays Rd) 2.6 - - - 0.4 - - - - 9.6 29.0 29.4 3.2 0.6 - 0.2 - - - 0.4 18.2 19.6 8.6 13.2 5.4 - - - - - 4.4
Concord Golf Club 3.2 - - - 1.0 - - - - 14.0 26.0 27.0 4.8 0.2 - - - - - - 18.2 12.6 7.0 16.8






Cooranbong (Avondale) 3.0 - - - 2.0 9.0 - 1.0 - 5.0 14.0 15.0 5.0 5.0 - 1.0 - - - 2.0 2.0 2.0 24.0 6.0 5.0 - 1.0 - - - 5.0
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 3.4 - 0.2 - 0.8 9.8 0.2 - - 5.0 15.2 13.8 4.2 5.2 0.2 - 0.4 - - 2.2 2.2 1.0 22.8 6.0 5.6 - 0.2 - 0.2 0.2 4.6
Darkes Forest (Kintyre) - - - - 1.0 3.0 - - 1.0 11.0 32.0 29.0 13.0 - - 1.0 - - - - 18.0 19.0 6.0 32.0 13.0 - - - - - 7.0
Dover Heights (Portland St) 2.6 - - - - 1.0 - - 2.0 19.4 3.4 31.6 12.4 1.0 - - - - - 4.6 24.6 8.8 14.8 36.4






Erskine Park Reservoir - - - - 1.0 - - - - - 8.0 14.0 7.0 - - 1.0 - - - - 10.0 13.0 3.0 3.0 - - - - - - 5.0
Faulconbridge (Great Western Hwy) 1.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - 3.0 8.0 18.0 9.0 - - - - - - - 11.0 5.0 7.0 3.0 1.0 - - - - - 4.0
Faulconbridge (St Georges Crescent) 0.2 - - - 1.6 - - - 0.2 3.2 8.6 18.8 9.8 - 0.2 - - - - - 8.0 6.2 5.4 3.0 0.4 - - 0.4 - - 5.0
Gears (Wyong River) 1.0 - - - - 4.0 - - - - 29.0 10.0 8.0 5.0 - - - - - - - 16.0 25.0 4.0 - - - - 8.0 - -
Gosford AWS 2.0 - - 0.2 - 1.4 - - - 15.6 24.6 14.0 6.8 4.0 0.2 0.2 - - - - 0.2 9.2 24.2 22.2 1.0 0.2 0.2 - 0.4 - 3.2
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 1.2 - 0.2 - 0.4 0.2 - - 0.8 4.6 5.6 29.8 7.4 - 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - 14.4 3.0 9.0 4.8 0.8 0.2 - - 0.2 - 3.6
Holsworthy Defence AWS 0.6 0.2 - 0.2 0.4 2.0 - - 1.0 7.6 2.8 31.0 11.0 0.2 - 0.4 - - - - 19.4 9.4 3.0 5.0 1.0 - 0.4 0.2 - - 4.6
Hornsby (Swimming Pool) 3.6 - - - 0.2 - - - - 3.4 11.8 15.8 3.4 0.6 - 0.2 - - - 0.2 1.8 7.4 22.8 2.2 5.2 0.2 0.2 - - - 3.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 0.4 - 0.2 - 0.8
- - - 1.6 17.4 16.6 9.4 0.2 - 0.4 - - - - 20.4 7.0 3.6 5.4 0.2 0.2 - 0.2 - - 4.0
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 0.4 0.2 - - 4.4 - - - 0.4 11.0 18.4 26.8 10.2 0.2 1.2 0.2 - - - - 17.8 12.8 0.2 0.2 0.6 - - 4.2
Kurrajong Heights (Bells Line of Road) 1.8 - - - - - - - - 4.6 37.4 - - - - 4.2 10.0 9.4 3.2 3.6 - - 0.6


Lucas Heights (ANSTO) 1.2 - - - 0.6 1.4 - - 3.0 7.9 2.8 31.0 11.2 0.1 - 0.4 - - - - 22.0 7.8 17.2 10.8 3.8 0.7 - 0.1


Mangrove Mountain AWS 5.8 - - 0.2 - 0.8 0.2 - - 4.4 21.0 12.6 10.4 2.6 - 0.2 - - 0.2 - 0.8 4.4 17.2 4.0 0.6 - - 0.2 3.2

Marrickville Golf Club 2.0 - - - 1.0 - - - 1.0 11.0 15.0 30.0 13.0 - - - - - - 3.0 31.0 9.0 5.0 50.0 2.0 - - - - - 5.0
Menangle Bridge (Nepean River) - - - - 2.0 - - - - 2.0 1.0 31.0 8.0 - - 1.0 - - - - 5.0 1.0 - 2.0 1.0 4.0 - - - - 9.0
Mona Vale Golf Club 2.6 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 - - 0.6 18.8 26.6 30.6 13.0 2.4 0.4 0.4 - - - 0.4 1.8 4.4 31.8 16.6 14.8 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 - 4.2
Mount Boyce AWS 1.0 0.2 - 0.2 5.2 - 0.2 - 0.2 7.4 14.6 21.6 9.6 - 0.6 0.2 - - - - 17.6 7.2 8.0 7.8 1.2 - 0.2 2.2 0.4 - 6.4
Norah Head AWS 0.2 - - 0.2 0.2 - - 0.2 - 0.2 - - 0.2 - 0.8 0.4 - - - 2.0 12.8 - 36.2 29.0 1.4 6.2 0.2 0.2 6.0 - 3.6
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) 3.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - 6.5 25.0 18.5 4.5 - 3.5 - - - - 1.0 11.5 6.5 2.0 1.0 0.5 - - 0.5 - - 3.5
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) 3.5 - - - 1.0 - - - - 3.0 22.5 18.5 4.5 0.5 - - - - - 0.5 10.5 6.0 3.0 1.0 - - - 0.5 - - 6.0
North Ryde Golf Club 2.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - 1.0 19.0 24.0 3.0 - - 1.0 - - - 2.0 17.0 15.0 7.0 13.0 2.0 - 1.0 - - - 6.0
Palm Grove (Lyrebird Lane) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 1.8 - - - 0.6 - - - 0.2 6.8 18.0 23.0 6.8 0.2 - 0.4 - - - 0.2 14.2 5.4 4.8 3.4 0.8 - - - 0.6 - 4.2
Peakhurst Golf Club 2.0 - - - 1.0 - - - 1.0 19.0 4.0 30.0 6.0 1.0 - - - - - 1.0 23.0 8.0 20.0 33.0 3.0 - 1.0 - - - 5.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 0.2 - 0.2 - 1.2 - - - - 3.2 4.2 11.6 7.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 - - - - 5.2 4.4 2.2 0.2 0.2 - - 0.4 - - 3.8
Prospect Reservoir 1.0 - - 1.0 1.0 - - - - 2.0 18.0 17.0 7.0 - - 1.0 - - - - 5.0 5.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 - - - - - 5.0
Putty (The Gibba) 1.0 - - - 2.0 - - - - 3.0 12.0 7.0 8.0 - - - - 1.0 - - - 1.0 2.0 - 2.0 - - - 1.0 - 4.0
Randwick (Randwick St) 3.6 - - - 0.4 - - - 3.4 11.2 1.4 31.0 12.2 0.8 0.2 0.4 - - - 7.6 25.2 10.4 23.6 71.8 20.8 0.4 0.2 - - - 5.4
Richmond - UWS Hawkesbury - - - - - - - - - - 8.8 20.0 - - - - - - - - - 10.0 - - - - - 5.8 -
Richmond RAAF 1.8 0.2 - 0.2 1.0 0.2 - - - 1.0 7.0 12.4 10.0 - 0.2 0.2 - - - - 2.4 4.0 9.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 - 0.2 0.6 0.2 2.4
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) 2.6 - - - 0.4 - - - 3.6 17.2 4.6 32.0 14.0 1.0 0.2 - - - - 5.0 27.0 9.8 17.4 39.0 11.4 - 0.2 - - - 4.2
Rossmore (South Creek) - - - - 1.0 - - - - 2.0 12.0 19.0 8.0 1.0 - - - - - - 8.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 - - - - - -
Sans Souci (Public School)


- - - - - - 24.0 - 26.0 11.0 - - - - - - 2.0 20.0 8.0 31.0 29.0 5.0 - - - - - 5.0
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) 1.0 0.5 - - 1.0 - - - - 3.5 19.5 12.5 7.5 - - 0.5 - - - - 4.0 1.5 6.0 1.0 - 0.5 - 0.5 - - 5.0
Shanes Park (South Creek Road) - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 - 0.2 - - 0.2 - 0.4 0.2 0.2 - - 0.2 - 0.2 - - 0.4 - - 0.2 - - - - -
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 3.0 - - - - - - - 0.4 6.4 26.4 31.4 9.0 0.4 0.2 0.2 - - - 4.4 28.2 22.8 15.0 30.8 5.0 - - - - - 3.6
Sydney Airport AMO 1.8 - - - 0.4 - - - 2.0 15.0 3.4 24.4 9.4 0.4 - - - - - 5.8 43.6 5.4 8.2 59.0 4.2 0.4 - - - - 5.2
Sydney Botanic Gardens 7.1 - - - - 0.2 - - 1.0 8.6 19.4 42.0 10.1 7.0 0.2 0.2 - - - 4.8 27.2 35.7 23.6 33.4 8.4 - - - 0.2 - 4.4
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 3.0 - - - 0.4 - - - - 12.8 21.0 22.4 3.4 0.2
- - - - - 14.2 10.0 4.2 11.6 1.0 - - - - - 3.4
Terrey Hills AWS 4.4 - 0.2 - 0.6 0.2
- 0.2 9.4 20.4 19.6 4.4 1.4 0.2 0.2 - - - - 4.6 7.2 30.2 17.2 6.2 0.2 - 0.4 0.2 - 2.4
Wahroonga (Ada Avenue) 4.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 - - - 1.2 5.6 20.4 23.8 4.8 0.8 0.2 0.4 - - - 0.6 5.2 12.6 16.2 4.4 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.0
Warragamba - - - - 3.0 - - - - 4.0 13.0 19.0 9.0 - - 1.0 - - - - 11.0 5.0 - 1.0 1.0 - - 1.0 - - 3.0
Wedderburn (Booalbyn) - 1.0 - - 1.0 2.0 - - 1.0 1.0 5.0 24.0 10.0 1.0 - - - - - - 8.0 3.0 1.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 - - - - 7.0
Wyong (Kulnura (Jeavons)) 5.0 - - - - 6.0 - - - 3.0 10.0 14.0 11.0 3.0 - - - - - - - 2.0 13.0 4.0 1.0 - - - - - 4.0
Wyong (Olney Forest) 6.0 - - - 4.0 3.0 - - - 2.0 19.0 21.0 7.0 7.0 - 1.0 - - - 1.0 4.0 4.0 11.0 2.0 1.0 - - - 2.0 - 5.0
Yarramalong (Lewensbrook) 4.0 - - - - 6.6 - - - 3.6 32.0 13.2 10.0 5.0 - - - - - - - 16.0 21.0 7.4 2.0 - - - 5.0 - -
Most values are the precipitation in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated. Days marked with → are part of a longer accumulation, which is shown on the final day.
Values over 100 mm have been rounded to the nearest whole millimetre.
Days marked with - have a rainfall report of zero; days left blank have no rainfall report (which often indicates no rain fell).
Rainfalls coloured
according to the amount
0 1.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 25.0 50.0 100 150 200 300 400 600 millimetres

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, usually published in the first week of the following month, lists the main features of the weather in Greater Sydney 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 summary includes data from observing sites in or near the Greater Sydney “Greater Capital City Statistical Area” (GCCSA). The Australian Bureau of Statistics designed the GCCSAs to “include the population within the urban area of the city, as well as people who regularly socialise, shop or work within the city, and live in small towns and rural areas surrounding the city. It is important to note that GCCSAs do not define the built up edge of the city. They provide a stable definition for these cities and are designed for the output of a range of social and economic survey data.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Thursday 2 June 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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