Sydney in June 2014: Mild temperatures begin

Rainfall was generally below average across Sydney during June, with Sydney Observatory Hill recording half its average rainfall. The rain fell over 11 days (the June average is 12 days), with cloudy conditions during the first half of the month followed by a clear end to June. Totals exceeded 10 mm at Observatory Hill on three days (normal for June) but none exceeded 20 mm (the first such June since 2002). The heaviest rain was recorded in southern Sydney on the 6th, reaching 46 mm at Marrickville.

The average maximum temperature as Sydney Observatory Hill was 19.6 °C, 2.7 °C above the historical average, with above-average daytime temperatures recorded across the city. This was the equal-fourth-warmest June on record for Sydney, with thirteen days reaching at least 20 °C (the average is 3 days) and no days below 15 °C (average 6 days). Nights were also warmer than average across the city, with only six nights dropping to 10 °C or lower (average 19 nights), the equal-second-fewest on record for June. The mean temperature was consequently 2.2 °C above average, the third-warmest on record and the warmest since 1991.

  • Third-warmest June on record
  • Equal-second-fewest cold nights (10 °C or lower) on record for June
  • Below average rainfall, driest June since 2004

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Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 23.2 °C at Sydney Airport AMO on the 28th
Warmest days on average 19.6 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
Coolest days on average 17.3 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights)
17.3 °C at Terrey Hills AWS
Coldest day 13.1 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights) on the 29th
Coldest night -0.4 °C at Camden Airport AWS on the 28th
Coolest nights on average 5.6 °C at Camden Airport AWS
Warmest nights on average 11.0 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
Warmest night 14.9 °C at Sydney Airport AMO on the 1st
14.9 °C at Sydney Airport AMO on the 5th
Warmest on average overall 15.3 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
Coolest on average overall 12.1 °C at Camden Airport AWS
Wettest overall 109.0 mm at Sydney Airport AMO
Wettest day 46.0 mm at Marrickville Golf Club on the 6th
Highest wind gust 98 km/h at Port Botany (Molineux Point AWS) on the 28th

Summary statistics for June 2014
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2014
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2014
Total for
June
2014
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2014
Fraction of
June
average
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.4   21.8 28th 6.5   2.2 28th 33.2
Bankstown Airport AWS 19.1 +1.4 22.8 4th 7.7 +1.1 3.5 27th 26.6 75.3 low 35%
Camden Airport AWS 18.6 +0.9 22.3 4th 5.6 +1.1 -0.4 28th 30.2 60.8 average 50%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 18.6   21.9 28th 6.1   2.4 28th 23.0
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 18.9   21.9 28th 8.0   4.0 16th 52.6
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 18.6   22.0 4th 7.8   4.0 27th 28.6
Holsworthy Control Range 18.7   22.0 4th 7.0   2.5 27th 24.6
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 18.5   21.3 28th 8.0   4.3 30th 1.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 18.9 +1.1 21.7 28th 8.5 +1.0 5.0 9th 31.2 87.1 low 36%
Penrith Lakes AWS 19.0   21.7 28th 7.9   4.0 28th 35.4
Prospect Reservoir 18.6 +1.3 21.6 28th 8.3 +0.9 4.8 30th 33.9 75.5 average 45%
Richmond RAAF 18.9   21.9 20th 6.3   1.7 16th 19.0 47.5 low 40%
Riverview Observatory 19.4 +2.2 22.0 20th 9.1 +1.4 6.7 16th 42.2 118.5 low 36%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 17.3   20.3 2nd 8.4   5.4 28th 33.2 77.2 average 43%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 19.6 +2.7 22.8 28th 11.0 +1.7 8.6 9th 68.0 132.0 average 52%
Sydney Airport AMO 19.4 +1.8 23.2 28th 10.9 +2.3 8.0 9th 109.0 122.8 average 89%
Terrey Hills AWS 17.3   20.0 2nd 9.8   7.4 16th 83.6

Daily rainfall
Hunter (61)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Webbs Ck-Wisemans Ferry (Hawkesbury Rive 0.2 5.4 0.2 - 1.8 5.0 0.2 - - 5.0 1.8 21.4 - 5.2 - 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - -
Central Tablelands (South) (63)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
North Richmond (Hospital) - 9.0 - - 3.0 1.0 - - - 3.0 3.0 - 1.0 1.0 - - - - - - - 4.0 - - - - - - - -
Springwood (Valley Heights) »» 12.6 - - 1.4 8.4 - - - 6.8 1.2 - - 1.2 - - - - - - - 1.2 - - - - - - 0.4 -
Metropolitan (East) (66)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd) 2.0 - - - »» 23.0 - - - 9.0 - - - 4.0 - - - - - - - 2.0







Auburn (Rosnay Golf Club) - 2.0 - - 9.0 3.0 - - - 9.0 2.0 - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Audley (Royal National Park) 7.0 1.0 - - 9.0 37.0 1.0 - - 11.0 5.0 - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Avalon (Wollstonecraft Ave) 10.0 1.0 - - 12.0 8.0 30.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 - - - 5.0 - 1.0 - - - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - -
Avalon Beach (Avalon (Palmgrove Rd)) - - - - 17.1 1.8 30.8 - - 7.8



















Bankstown Airport AWS 0.2 4.0 - - 8.6 2.0 - - - 7.2 0.4 - - 3.2 0.4 - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - - - -
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 2.8 1.6 - - 28.0 16.6 9.6 - 0.6 10.6 4.6 - - 8.6 0.2 0.4 - - - - 1.6 -







Campbelltown (Ingleburn (Long Point)) - 14.0 - 1.0 4.0 8.0 - - - 6.0 6.0 - - 6.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 3.6 1.0 - - 6.4 26.2 0.2 - - 9.0 1.4 - - 4.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - -
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 6.0 0.5 - - 20.0 19.0 9.0 - - 12.0 4.0 - - 9.0 - - - - - - 1.0








Centennial Park 4.8 0.2 - - 23.2 31.5 9.6 -
12.2 3.0
- 6.4 0.4 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chatswood Bowling Club 4.0 1.0 - - 18.0 42.0 3.0 - - 14.0 5.0 - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 1.8


22.2 12.2 25.4
6.6 12.8


4.6
1.0



0.8








Concord (Brays Rd) 1.2 1.0 0.2 - 7.8 16.0 0.2 - - 9.6 5.2 - - 4.0 - 0.2 - - - - 0.2 0.4







Concord Golf Club 1.6 1.4 - - 7.0 15.2 - - - 7.8



















Cronulla South Bowling Club 4.0 0.4

92.0 100 1.2
»» 25.0 2.4
2.6
















Frenchs Forest (Frenchs Forest Rd) 14.0 1.0 - - 26.0 21.0 22.0 - 1.0 10.0 4.0 - - 8.0 - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - -
Guildford (Woodville Golf Club) - 3.0 - - 10.0 1.0 - - - 12.0 - - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 0.2 4.8 - - 4.8 7.8 - - - 4.8 2.8 0.2 - 3.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holsworthy Control Range - 7.4 - - 3.8 3.4 - - - 3.6 2.6 - - 3.6 - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lidcombe (Carnarvon Golf Club) - 3.0 1.0 - 5.0 5.0 - - - 11.0 - - - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Liverpool-Scrivener St (Georges River) - 5.0 - - 5.0 3.0 - - - 7.0 2.0 - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lucas Heights (ANSTO) 0.9 5.2 - - 6.0 18.5 - - - 10.0 2.4 0.2 - 2.4 - 0.2













Manley / Warringah (Allambie) 16.0 1.0 - - 22.5 24.0 29.5 - 1.5 4.5 5.5 - -
0.5 - - - - - 0.5 - - - - - - 0.5 - -
Marrickville Golf Club 11.0 1.0 - - 12.0 46.0 - - - 8.0 1.0 - 1.0 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Milperra Bridge (Georges River) - 3.0 - - 8.0 2.0 - - - 6.0 - - - 3.0 - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - -
Oatley (Woronora Parade)








11.0 4.0


















Parramatta (Erts) 0.5 3.0 - - 2.5 1.5 - - - 4.5 0.5 - - 2.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 1.4 3.2 - - 4.6 7.0 - - - 8.0 1.6 - - 3.4 0.6 - - - - - 0.4 1.0 - - - - - - - -
Peakhurst Golf Club 2.0 1.0 - - 7.0 9.0 - - - 7.0 2.0 - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Randwick Bowling Club 1.4 1.0 - - 21.8 35.8 15.0 - 5.0 11.4 2.2 - - 7.0 0.6 1.0













Riverview Observatory »» 3.2 - - 6.2 15.4 1.0 »» »» 7.8 3.2 0.2 - 4.2 0.4 0.2 - - - - 0.2 »» »» »» 0.2 - - - - -
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) 1.8 0.4 - - 15.0 21.2 29.2 - 8.0 4.0 2.6 - - 7.0 0.4 0.9













Sans Souci (Public School) 20.0 1.0 - - 17.0 36.0 - - - 21.0 2.0 - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St Ives (Richmond Avenue) 2.6 2.0

9.6 8.8 3.4

15.4 0.4

8.2
0.4



5.0








Strathfield Golf Club - 3.0 - - 7.0 6.0 - - - 8.0 1.0 - - 4.0 - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - -
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 11.2 1.0 - - 8.6 13.2 6.8 - 2.2 13.8 5.6 - - 5.0 0.2 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sydney Airport AMO 24.2 0.4 0.2 - 29.4 36.0 1.2 - 1.4 9.4 2.2 0.2 - 3.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sydney Botanic Gardens - 1.0 - - 9.4 16.8 10.4 0.2 3.0 14.4 6.6 - - 6.0 0.4 0.4 - - - - - - - - -




Terrey Hills AWS 1.6 2.0 0.2 - 17.4 13.6 21.0 - 0.2 13.6 4.0 - - 9.0 - 0.4 0.2 - - - 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - -
Turramurra (Kissing Point Road) 1.2 1.6

9.2 8.4 1.4

10.0 2.8

6.0 0.6 0.2



1.6 0.2






-
Metropolitan (West) (67)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Abbotsbury (Fairfield City Farm) - 8.0 - - 8.0 5.0 - - - 6.0 2.0 - - 6.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Badgerys Creek AWS 1.2 15.2 0.2 0.2 1.4 7.0 - -
1.2 1.2

5.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Baulkham Hills (Swimming Pool ) 0.5 4.0 - - 4.0 5.0 - 0.5 - 9.5 1.0 - - 4.0 - - - - - - 0.5 1.5 - - - - - - - -
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 0.5 5.0 - - 2.5 4.0 - - - 9.0 0.5 0.5 - 3.0 0.5 - - - - - - 1.0 0.5 - - - - - - -
Berowra (Goodwyn Road) 0.6 2.3 - - 10.8 3.4 - - - - - - 4.2 - - - - - - - 5.8








Blacktown (Dog Pound) 0.5 6.0 - - 5.5 1.5 - - - 7.5 0.5 0.5 - 3.5 0.5 - - - - - - 0.5 - - - - - - - -
Box Hill (Hynds Road) - 5.0 - - 4.0 2.0 - - - 5.0 - 1.0 - 4.0 - - - - - - 1.0 2.0 - - - - - - - -
Glenorie (Old Northern Rd) 6.0

5.0



6.0 2.0

6.5





1.2









Greystanes (Cumberland Golf Club) 0.5 6.0 - - 8.0 1.0 - - - 6.0 1.0 - 0.5 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - 0.5 - - - - -
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS - - 0.2 - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - -
Kings Langley (NSW Soccer Federation) - 5.5 0.5 - 2.5 8.0 - - - 8.0 1.0 - - 4.0 - - - - - - - 2.5 - - - - - - - -
Maroota (Tobruk) 0.2 8.0 - - 3.8 5.6 - 0.2 - 5.8 2.4 0.4 - 6.2 - 0.4 - - - - - 0.4 0.2 - - - - - - -
Merrylands West (Finlayson Creek) 1.5 5.0 1.0 - 7.5 6.5 - - - 6.0 0.5 - - 2.5 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) 1.0 2.0 - - 4.0 6.5 - - - 8.0 1.0 - - 3.5 - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - -
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) 0.5 3.5 - - 3.5 5.5 - - - 12.0 - - - 3.5 - - - - - - - 1.5 - - - - - - - -
Northmead Bowling Club - 4.0 - - 4.5 6.0 0.5 - - 8.0 1.0 - - 3.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - -
Penrith Lakes AWS - 9.8 0.2 - 2.4 9.6 - - - 5.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 2.2 - 0.2 - - - - 1.4 2.8 0.2 - - - - - - -
Prospect Reservoir 1.6 5.4 - - 7.1 2.6 0.2 - - 10.4 1.3 - - 3.6 0.7 - - - - - 0.4 0.4 0.2 - - - - - - -
Richmond RAAF - 9.4 - -
- - - - 3.4 0.8 0.2 - 2.8 - - - - - - - 2.4 - - - - - - - -
Sackville - 7.4 0.4 - 3.0 0.2 - 0.2 - 4.0 1.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) 1.0 7.0 - - 2.5 1.0 - - - 5.5 2.5 - - 3.5 - - - - - - 0.5 0.5 - - - - - - - -
Seven Hills (Collins St) 1.2 6.0

3.0 3.0


3.6 4.2

4.4















South Creek (Elizabeth Drive) 0.5 5.5






1.5


3.0















Toongabbie Bowling Club 0.5 8.0 0.5 - 1.5 2.5 - - - 5.0 0.5 1.0 - 3.0 0.5 - - - - - - 0.5 - - - - - - - -
Toongabbie Ck (Redbank Road (Toongabbee 0.5 4.0 - - 3.5 4.0 - - - 7.0 1.0 - - 3.5 - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - -
West Pennant Hills (Cumberland S F Alert 0.5 2.5 - - 4.5 8.5 - - - 10.5 1.0 - - 4.0 - - - - 0.5 - 0.5 0.5 0.5 - - - - - - -
Willmot (Resolution Ave) - 9.0 - - 4.0 2.0 - - - 3.0 3.0 - - 3.0 - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - - - - - -
Windsor SWC (Hawkesbury River) - 8.0 - - 3.0 - - - - 2.0 2.0 - - 3.0 - - -






- - - - - -
Illawarra (68)123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Camden Airport AWS 2.8 16.2 - - 0.6 2.0 - - - 1.4 2.8 - - 4.0 - - - - - - 0.2 - 0.2 - - - - - - -
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa 1.0 11.0 - - 2.0 7.0 - - - 4.0 3.0 - - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 0.2 12.4 - - 1.2 1.2 - - - 0.8 1.2 - - 5.2 0.6 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rossmore (South Creek) - 14.0 - - 2.0 5.0 - - - 1.0 2.0 - - 6.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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 marked like this 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).
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Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Sydney 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 10 am on Tuesday 1 July 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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