Greater Sydney in February 2019: warm days, mild nights and dry

Rainfall totals in February were average to below average across Greater Sydney. Overall, daytime temperatures were warmer than average while night-time temperatures were slightly cooler than average.

Dry month overall

  • Overall, rainfall was average to below average across much of Greater Sydney despite a few moderate showers through the month
  • February rainfall totals ranged from 17% of average at Penrith Lakes Aws to 87% of average at Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie Aws)
  • Most of the rain fell during the evening of the 8th after a severe thunderstorm produced locally heavy falls across Sydney, including 53.0 mm in under 2 hours at Sydney Olympic Park
  • The wettest place in Greater Sydney during the month was Wyong (Olney Forest) (in the northern parts), which recorded a monthly total of 156.0 mm
  • Between the 10th and the 19th, little to no rainfall was recorded over Greater Sydney as fine weather dominated the region
  • Camden Airport had its lowest total February rainfall for at least 20 years

Warm days and mild nights

  • Daytime temperatures during the month were warmer than usual across all locations in Greater Sydney
  • Sydney's two warmest days for the month were on the 12th or 18th as warm winds ahead of cold fronts resulted in maximum temperatures in the high 30s to low 40s
  • Mean minimum temperatures ranged from around half a degree cooler than average to almost a degree warmer than average

Sydney (Observatory Hill)

  • Total rainfall for Sydney (Observatory Hill) was 85.4 mm, which is 73% of the long-term average of 117.3 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Sydney (Observatory Hill) was 27.5 °C, which is 1.7 °C above the long-term average of 25.8 °C. The warmest day was 36.3 °C on the 12th, and the coolest day was on the 23rd when the temperature reached 21.1 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Sydney (Observatory Hill) was 19.7 °C, which is 0.9 °C above the long-term average of 18.8 °C. The coldest morning was 16.6 °C on the 26th, and the warmest morning was on the 7th when the minimum temperature was 22.6 °C

Severe storms

  • Severe thunderstorms produced flash flooding and damaging winds on the evening of the 8th. A wind gust of 83 km/h was recorded at Mount Boyce, as well as downed trees and power lines across Greater Sydney
  • A cold front which tracked across the State around the 12th, dragged dust over Sydney and resulted in reduced air quality levels for a few days

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Extremes in February 2019
Hottest day 40.4 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS on the 18th
Warmest days on average 31.2 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS
Coolest days on average 23.4 °C at Mount Boyce AWS
Coldest day 16.8 °C at Mount Boyce AWS on the 1st
Coldest night 7.8 °C at Mount Boyce AWS on the 10th
Coolest nights on average 12.8 °C at Mount Boyce AWS
Warmest nights on average 20.0 °C at Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West)
Warmest night 24.0 °C at Richmond RAAF on the 5th
Warmest on average overall 24.6 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS
Coolest on average overall 18.1 °C at Mount Boyce AWS
Wettest overall 156.0 mm at Wyong (Olney Forest)
Driest overall 15.0 mm at Milperra Bridge (Georges River)
Wettest day 53.0 mm at Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) on the 9th
Strongest wind gust 83 km/h at Mount Boyce AWS on the 9th & at Wattamolla AWS on the 13th

Lowest February total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
February
Camden Airport AWS 18.0 16.2 in 1979* 95.4

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




Summary statistics for February 2019
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2019
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2019
Mean for
February
2019
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2019
Total for
February
2019
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2019
Fraction of
February
average
Badgerys Creek AWS 30.4 +1.6 38.9 18th 16.7 -0.4 11.8 26th 21.2 95.3 low 22%
Bankstown Airport AWS 29.3 +1.4 36.5 12th 18.0 -0.2 13.2 26th 46.2 101.0 low 46%
Camden Airport AWS 30.2 +1.5 38.8 18th 16.5 -0.3 11.3 26th 18.0 95.4 v low 19%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 29.9 +1.3 38.1 18th 16.4 -0.5 11.4 26th 16.8 85.6 low 20%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 27.6 +0.3 36.2 12th 17.9 -0.4 13.0 26th 72.6 101.8 average 71%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 28.3 +0.1 38.2 12th 16.7 -0.7 11.5 15th 100.4 115.7 average 87%
Gosford AWS 27.6   36.8 12th 18.2   13.5 26th 109.0
Holsworthy (Defence) 28.7   37.1 12th 16.8   11.9 26th 35.6
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 28.8   36.4 12th 17.5   12.2 26th 49.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 29.6 +0.8 37.7 18th 17.3 -0.5 13.0 26th 32.2 103.6 low 31%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 27.7 +1.1 35.6 18th 16.1 -0.8 12.1 26th 119.0 144.4 average 82%
Mount Boyce AWS 23.4 +0.4 31.3 18th 12.8 -0.4 7.8 10th 73.6 121.7 average 60%
Norah Head AWS 27.3 +1.2 36.9 12th 19.8 -0.2 17.5 26th
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 28.8 +0.9 36.3 18th 17.0 -0.6 12.5 26th 90.0 120.7 average 75%
Penrith Lakes AWS 31.2 +1.6 40.4 18th 18.1 -0.4 13.9 26th 19.0 112.8 v low 17%
Richmond RAAF 30.2 +0.9 39.5 18th 17.2 -0.6 12.7 26th 23.8 110.1 v low 22%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 27.8 +0.9 37.0 18th 16.7 -0.3 12.8 10th 49.0 137.7 low 36%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 27.5 +1.7 36.3 12th 19.7 +0.9 16.6 26th 85.4 117.3 average 73%
Sydney Airport AMO 28.0 +1.5 37.7 12th 19.6 +0.5 17.1 10th 73.0 111.1 average 66%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 25.0 +0.2 35.6 12th 20.0 -0.7 18.1 2nd
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 28.6   36.1 12th 18.4   14.2 26th 88.6
Terrey Hills AWS 26.2 +0.2 35.4 12th 17.9 -0.3 14.7 26th 92.6 125.6 average 74%

Daily maximum temperatures for February 2019
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Badgerys Creek AWS21.425.733.935.528.532.633.834.832.128.734.737.029.727.729.130.235.138.934.124.824.726.026.426.427.630.628.831.1
Bankstown Airport AWS23.926.732.434.926.930.532.634.732.325.131.836.528.226.228.028.632.635.730.924.824.824.625.025.926.429.929.630.4
Camden Airport AWS21.525.533.735.727.531.732.934.431.928.434.037.128.927.929.630.334.938.833.724.124.327.027.225.928.031.228.331.7
Campbelltown (Mount Annan)21.825.934.035.627.031.732.234.731.727.232.836.428.327.129.329.834.538.132.725.824.725.926.526.027.430.728.131.3
Canterbury Racecourse AWS21.626.430.332.327.429.629.833.132.423.628.236.224.925.927.227.530.531.329.622.623.623.222.824.725.327.926.028.8
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS)23.824.629.431.630.128.728.934.335.225.328.438.226.425.126.327.329.731.131.625.926.226.325.724.425.527.427.727.6
Gosford AWS23.126.029.630.828.929.029.230.634.324.127.936.824.725.326.227.430.331.629.722.625.224.324.524.124.227.227.027.8
Holsworthy (Defence)21.425.433.635.125.130.031.235.932.225.832.337.126.725.927.928.933.536.627.923.924.122.723.523.326.429.825.430.7
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS21.625.732.935.526.130.031.334.831.725.431.336.426.726.427.928.532.735.330.424.524.823.624.425.126.029.627.630.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS21.025.633.235.728.431.334.831.726.732.935.928.027.129.029.434.237.733.024.424.324.926.125.827.330.528.931.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS20.723.429.833.128.528.229.431.932.226.032.535.525.924.026.027.232.435.634.920.923.821.922.922.724.127.726.827.5
Mount Boyce AWS16.819.828.028.625.524.926.427.220.523.925.726.722.121.222.524.229.531.329.120.917.418.017.518.218.424.322.124.8
Norah Head AWS22.024.128.028.328.226.829.628.930.324.728.436.923.426.226.326.729.629.528.223.225.724.525.625.026.229.728.331.1
Parramatta North (Masons Drive)23.226.232.335.227.630.731.034.032.326.031.736.227.225.327.027.832.736.331.623.324.524.324.225.325.229.027.728.0
Penrith Lakes AWS22.325.434.337.530.633.035.035.634.730.335.038.330.228.930.730.936.040.435.524.122.926.125.727.628.030.930.332.1
Richmond RAAF21.926.833.136.129.931.432.634.032.828.834.536.228.927.228.929.434.639.535.524.124.226.324.327.027.329.829.230.7
Springwood (Valley Heights)19.824.130.834.228.129.230.831.630.327.033.034.426.825.227.027.132.737.033.222.020.922.522.023.124.028.026.228.3
Sydney (Observatory Hill)22.426.829.829.529.228.929.230.431.325.727.236.326.825.827.428.129.429.331.222.222.823.121.126.625.727.327.728.6
Sydney Airport AMO22.227.231.231.728.030.631.333.033.724.429.937.725.326.527.529.331.032.327.323.022.721.822.325.625.728.625.229.7
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West)23.224.225.024.526.525.825.326.631.122.626.635.622.623.524.725.324.724.426.323.222.721.422.523.423.524.224.424.9
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre)22.026.732.934.026.931.031.635.833.026.429.136.126.825.927.428.531.033.030.922.724.223.723.825.125.529.826.929.8
Terrey Hills AWS20.824.028.829.626.927.827.929.530.323.326.935.424.524.425.926.429.230.730.220.622.522.021.123.423.525.925.726.6
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 February 2019
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Badgerys Creek AWS16.717.619.219.523.219.718.420.318.012.312.212.918.614.213.813.314.515.321.117.918.517.416.716.915.711.815.017.2
Bankstown Airport AWS17.917.720.020.823.620.620.221.919.714.514.815.918.915.115.416.916.617.722.318.818.818.015.918.016.213.216.418.8
Camden Airport AWS17.117.619.719.622.520.518.820.318.011.711.612.518.213.412.712.913.715.120.018.518.417.914.216.811.314.417.6
Campbelltown (Mount Annan)17.917.618.918.622.519.718.819.817.611.812.012.917.812.612.414.014.315.219.118.318.417.315.516.515.511.416.117.7
Canterbury Racecourse AWS17.717.819.320.022.819.919.320.919.014.614.815.918.815.715.216.516.517.422.018.519.218.218.218.217.113.015.418.2
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS)18.819.218.017.320.318.917.517.620.014.412.912.717.920.111.513.513.214.318.820.420.018.417.818.314.712.113.814.6
Gosford AWS18.918.819.118.922.620.419.420.020.315.714.614.820.219.815.016.416.517.420.519.919.920.018.118.814.913.516.517.4
Holsworthy (Defence)16.617.419.619.522.319.718.920.417.912.312.614.917.413.413.514.915.816.220.118.518.416.915.916.614.311.916.318.0
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS17.817.720.020.523.320.519.921.118.813.112.915.118.414.614.715.815.817.921.018.818.917.815.317.115.712.217.418.6
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS17.017.619.719.423.319.719.220.018.213.113.216.218.615.415.015.215.617.020.917.717.917.416.616.916.013.016.817.3
Mangrove Mountain AWS16.717.118.117.621.218.918.118.813.612.814.918.116.112.513.213.915.619.017.617.817.215.614.712.512.114.715.0
Mount Boyce AWS12.012.513.917.816.514.613.816.013.87.89.815.613.610.09.810.012.816.416.614.113.811.910.29.79.89.513.313.7
Norah Head AWS19.218.820.419.820.820.920.721.120.118.418.918.519.420.418.619.519.020.120.720.420.921.519.319.719.817.519.220.1
Parramatta North (Masons Drive)16.517.319.019.523.319.218.520.218.213.513.816.419.014.814.315.215.316.721.317.318.017.215.217.215.312.515.4
Penrith Lakes AWS17.418.120.820.823.821.320.221.719.214.714.714.419.517.714.815.416.316.922.618.418.917.617.518.016.713.916.818.2
Richmond RAAF17.317.320.720.524.019.818.921.219.513.413.513.917.516.913.514.014.915.821.218.218.617.816.117.216.512.714.817.0
Springwood (Valley Heights)15.815.115.220.021.619.418.820.517.512.814.217.717.815.914.215.915.416.920.917.117.415.814.415.214.814.316.117.8
Sydney (Observatory Hill)18.218.221.621.622.522.522.622.520.518.217.319.419.017.418.218.819.321.322.318.919.618.718.318.519.416.619.420.3
Sydney Airport AMO18.018.021.021.922.322.323.622.720.117.117.220.518.617.519.219.920.121.018.419.218.418.117.218.417.519.220.6
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West)18.518.121.621.522.122.022.122.121.119.318.220.118.718.319.320.019.921.221.819.319.519.618.418.920.518.119.721.1
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre)17.818.020.320.723.620.820.221.719.414.714.816.619.316.816.317.117.718.922.718.519.218.415.618.417.714.217.219.1
Terrey Hills AWS16.816.920.619.221.320.720.520.718.914.815.218.417.415.716.116.917.618.520.317.718.217.016.216.917.314.717.618.2
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 February 2019
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Abbotsbury (Fairfield (City Farm)) - 5.0 2.0 1.0 - - - - 24.0 - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 - 5.0 - - - - 1.0 -
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd) 2.0 15.0 2.0 - - - - - 22.0 - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 9.0 1.0 5.0



Audley (Royal National Park) - 6.0 - - - 3.0 - - 12.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 12.0 4.0 6.0 - - - -
Avalon Beach (Avalon (Palmgrove Rd)) 0.6 - - - - 0.8 - - 24.8 - - - - - - - - - - 11.2 25.0 7.0 - 12.2 0.8


Badgerys Creek AWS 1.2 6.6 1.8 - - 0.2 - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 2.0 3.8 - 0.2 0.2 - - -
Bankstown Airport AWS 0.8 8.2 2.0 - - - - - 21.0 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 4.0 1.6 6.0 0.2 1.2 1.0 - - -
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 1.0 6.0 1.0 - - - - - 30.0 0.5 - - - - - - - - - 7.0 3.5 12.5 - 1.0 0.5 - - -
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 0.8 15.6 - - - 1.0 - - 28.0 - - - - - - - - - - 8.2 3.6 9.4 4.8 4.2 0.8 - - 1.0
Bilpin Post Office 4.2 9.0 14.6 - 10.6 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 4.2 12.2 19.8 1.4 5.0 - - 0.8
Blackheath (Wombat Street) 2.0 14.0 9.0 1.0 4.0 - - - 3.0 3.0 - - - - - - - - 1.0 6.0 7.0 16.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 - - 1.0
Box Hill (McCall Gardens) 1.0 2.0 1.0 - - - - - 15.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 - - - - -
Bringelly (Maryland) - 3.0 1.0 - - - - - 12.0 - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 1.0 3.0 - - - - - -
Camden Airport AWS - 4.4 0.8 - - 0.8 - - 7.8 - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - 1.0 1.6 0.2 1.2 - - - -
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa - - - - - 7.0 - - 13.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 - 2.0 - - - -
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) - 1.2 0.4 0.2 - - - 0.2 13.0 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 0.8 - 0.6 - - - -
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 1.6 12.4 0.8 0.2 - - - - 37.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 4.8 0.2 8.4 0.6 4.0 1.8 - - -
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 4.0 20.0 - - - - - - 45.0 - - - - - - - - - - 10.5 4.5 11.0 10.0 10.0 2.0


Castle Hill (Kathleen Ave) 3.0 6.0 - - - - - - 47.0 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 7.2 5.0 6.4 2.5




Chatswood Bowling Club 2.0 19.0 - - - - - - 36.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 10.0 8.0 8.0 5.0 9.0 - - - -
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) - 4.0 - - - 0.8 - - 16.0 - - - - - - - - - - 9.6 3.4 3.4 9.6 5.2



Colo Heights (Mountain Pines) 4.0 7.2 9.2 - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 2.4 7.8 8.0 2.2 2.6 0.2 - - 0.8
Concord (Brays Rd) 1.8 15.4 1.0 - - 0.8 - - 37.2 - - - - - - - - - - 6.8 0.4 7.0 1.2 2.6 0.2


Concord Golf Club - 16.0 3.6 - - 1.6 - - 43.4 - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 2.0 11.0 1.2 4.4



Cooranbong (Avondale) 2.0 10.0 9.0 - - - - - 17.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 41.0 4.0 8.0 3.0 4.0 - - -
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 2.2 11.4 8.0 0.2 - - - - 18.2 - - - 0.2 - - - - - - 1.0 39.4 4.6 8.4 2.2 4.6 - - -
Darkes Forest (Kintyre) 1.2 9.6 0.8 - - 3.2 0.6 - 15.0 0.2 - - - - - - - - 0.2 1.2 1.6 9.2 3.0 8.0 0.2 0.2 - -
Dover Heights (Portland St) 3.8 8.2 0.6 - - 0.8 0.4 - 10.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 20.0 3.2 10.2 13.8 14.8 0.6 - - 0.2
Erskine Park Reservoir 1.0 5.0 1.0 - - - - - 12.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - 3.0 - - 1.0 - - -
Faulconbridge (St Georges Crescent) 2.2 12.8 15.0 - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - 5.8 9.0 17.2 0.4 1.0 2.0 - - -
Gears (Wyong River) - 15.0 7.0 - - - - - 19.0 - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 26.0 7.0 12.0 3.0 - 1.0 - -
Gosford AWS 1.2 21.2 0.2 - - - - 0.2 25.6 - - - - - - - - - - 5.2 24.2 7.6 16.4 7.0 0.2 - - -
Holsworthy (Defence) - 0.8 0.4 - - 9.4 - - 14.2 - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 0.6 5.8 - 4.2 - - - -
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS - 2.6 - - - 2.4 - - 35.8 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - 6.6 - 0.8 - - - -
Hornsby (Swimming Pool) 5.0


























Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 1.0 5.2 1.8 - - - - 0.6 15.4
- - - - - - - - - 2.6 0.6 3.8 - 0.2 0.8 0.2 - -
Kurrajong Heights (Bells Line of Road) 3.8 10.6 9.4 - - - - - 0.2 0.6 - - - 0.8 - - - - - 4.8 7.6 16.4 2.2 2.0 1.0


Lucas Heights (ANSTO) - 36.0 - - - 1.2 - - 26.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.4



Macquarie Park (Willandra Village) 2.2 12.0 2.2 - - - - - 47.4 0.8 - - - - - - - - - 7.6 5.2 7.0 1.6 3.0



Mangrove Mountain AWS 3.4 19.4 11.0 - - - - - 8.6 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - 4.2 29.4 11.8 18.2 11.8 0.8 0.2 - -
Marrickville Golf Club 2.0 15.0 1.0 - - 3.0 - - 35.0 - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 1.0 12.0 3.0 10.0 1.0 - - -
Milperra Bridge (Georges River) 1.0 5.0 1.0 - - - - - 1.0




- - - - - 1.0 2.0 3.0 - 1.0 - - - -
Mona Vale Golf Club


















8.4 6.8 3.8 7.4 10.2 - - - 1.8
Mount Annan (Australian Botanic Garden) - 1.2 0.4 - - - - 0.4 11.6 - - - - - - - - - - 1.2 0.3 1.4 0.2 1.0 - - - -
Mount Boyce AWS 2.6 13.8 5.4 - 4.4 0.4 0.2 - 2.8 1.8 - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.8 5.8 8.4 19.6 2.0 2.6 2.8 - - -
Mount Wilson (Clarine) 3.0 10.2 10.8 - 0.6 - - - 2.8 1.6 - - - 0.4 - - - - - 5.4 10.0 26.0 1.0 4.0 1.4 - - 1.4
Norah Head AWS 0.8
1.4 - 0.2 - - 0.2 19.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - 0.2 16.2 13.4 - 2.4 1.6 3.4 - - -
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) 1.0 7.0 0.5 - - - - - 35.5 - - - - - - - - - - 7.5 4.0 9.5 1.0 2.5 - - - -
North Ryde Golf Club 2.0 11.0 2.0 - - - - - 37.0 - - - - - - - - - - 6.0 5.0 4.0 1.0 3.0 - - - -
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 2.0 9.0 0.6 - - - - - 51.0 - - - - - - - - - - 8.4 2.4 14.0 0.8 1.4 - - - 0.4
Peakhurst Golf Club - 11.0 - - - 2.0 - - 40.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 9.0 - 1.0 - - - -
Pennant Hills (Yarrara Road) 2.6 12.4 - - - - - 42.6 0.2

















Penrith Lakes AWS 0.4 2.4 4.4 0.2 - - - - 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.6 0.8 8.0 0.2 - 0.4 0.2 - -
Picton Council Depot 0.2 - - 0.2 1.2 0.4 - - - - - 13.2 - - - - - - 0.8 5.4 0.3 1.1





Prospect Reservoir 1.0 7.0 - - - 1.0 - - 25.0 - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 2.0 6.0 - 1.0 2.0 - - -
Putty (The Gibba) - 2.0 6.0 - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 9.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 - - -
Randwick (Randwick St) 2.6 11.4 0.4 - - 0.4 - - 18.6 - - - - - - - - - - 13.2 2.2 13.0 12.8 16.6 0.4 - - 0.4
Richmond - UWS Hawkesbury 2.0 - 6.2 - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - 1.2 2.6 8.2 - 0.8 - - -
Richmond RAAF 1.4 4.8 0.8 0.2 - - - - 6.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.2 3.4 4.8 - - 0.2 - - -
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) 3.2 7.0 0.2 - 0.2 1.0 - - 9.0 - - - - - - - - - - 18.6 4.6 7.2 13.0 20.0 0.9 - - 0.4
Rossmore (South Creek) - 5.0 1.0 - - - - - 7.0 - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 1.0 4.0 - - - - - -
Sans Souci (Public School) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 2.0 10.0 1.0 7.0 - - - -
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) 1.0 4.0 0.5 - - - - - 13.0 - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 4.5 5.0 - - 1.0 - - -
Shanes Park (South Creek Road) 0.8 3.2 1.6 - - - - - 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - 2.8 0.6 8.0 - - 0.6 - - -
Springwood (Valley Heights) 2.2 11.4 7.0 - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - 5.8 8.8 11.4 - 0.6 1.2 - - -
St Ives (Richmond Avenue) 4.2 18.4 1.2 - - - - - 20.0 - - - - - - - - - - 8.0 3.8 10.6 7.4 7.0 1.0 - 0.2 0.4
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 2.8 23.0 - 0.2 - 1.8 - - 17.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 7.8 5.0 4.4 6.6 16.0 0.4 - - -
Sydney Airport AMO 1.0 15.4 0.8 - - 0.6 - - 16.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 6.2 1.8 8.2 5.2 15.0 1.6 0.2 - -
Sydney Botanic Gardens 3.0 21.6 0.1 - - 3.2 - - 15.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 7.4 4.8 5.4 7.7 16.4 0.2 - - -
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 1.6 10.0 0.8 - - - - - 53.0 - - - - - - - - - - 7.4 1.2 11.0 0.8 2.2 0.2 0.2 - 0.2
Terrey Hills AWS 2.4 22.0 0.6 - - - - - 21.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 9.4 7.0 7.6 6.8 13.0 0.8 - - 1.2
Wahroonga (Ada Avenue) 5.0 11.8 1.8 - - - - - 37.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - 0.2 11.2 4.6 12.6 3.8 4.4 1.0 - - 0.4
Warragamba - 6.0 4.0 - - - - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 4.0 7.0 - - - - - -
Wedderburn (Booalbyn) - - - - - 5.0 - - 7.0 - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - 1.0 - 2.0 - - - -
Wyong (Kulnura (Jeavons)) - 17.0 11.0 - - - - - 11.0 - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 32.0 12.0 11.0 4.0 - - - -
Wyong (Mount Elliot) 4.0 28.0 1.0 - - - - - 29.0 - - - - - - - - - - 10.0 29.0 14.0 10.0 7.0 2.0 - - -
Wyong (Olney Forest) 4.0 30.0 20.0 - - - - - 7.0 - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 50.0 11.0 17.0 11.0 2.0 - 1.0 -
Yarramalong (Lewensbrook) - 19.0 10.0 - - - - - 28.4 - - - - - - - - - - - 31.0 12.0 13.0 4.0 - - - -
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, generally published on the first working day of each 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 Friday 1 March 2019. 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.

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