Sydney in August 2016: A wet end to winter

Sydney had a wet August in 2016, with two low pressure systems causing daily rainfall totals above 50 mm. Temperatures were above average at Observatory Hill, but there were several cold days.

A wet August for Sydney

  • Rainfall was above average across the city
  • Sydney Observatory Hill recorded rain on 11 days, average for August
  • More than 50 mm of rain was recorded at Observatory Hill during an East Coast Low on the 4th and a fast-moving low pressure system on the 25th. There are only six other Augusts with at least two rain days above 50 mm.

Warm in the east, cooler in the west

  • Above average maximum temperatures at Observatory Hill, but cooler days in western Sydney
  • Three days with maximum temperatures below 15 °C at Observatory Hill, the most cold days since August 2007
  • Days were cold between the 22nd and 24th, with Richmond recording its coldest August day in over 20 years
  • Above average minimum temperatures across the city

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Extremes in August 2016
Hottest day 26.7 °C at Sydney Airport AMO on the 10th
Warmest days on average 19.2 °C at Bankstown Airport AWS
19.2 °C at Sydney Airport AMO
Coolest days on average 17.0 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights)
Coldest day 10.8 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights) on the 24th
Coldest night -0.3 °C at Richmond RAAF on the 12th
Coolest nights on average 4.7 °C at Camden Airport AWS
Warmest nights on average 9.8 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
9.8 °C at Sydney Airport AMO
Warmest night 14.1 °C at Sydney Airport AMO on the 31st
Warmest on average overall 14.5 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
14.5 °C at Sydney Airport AMO
Coolest on average overall 11.8 °C at Camden Airport AWS
Wettest overall 159.0 mm at Chatswood Bowling Club
Driest overall 48.8 mm at Penrith Lakes AWS
Wettest day 63.0 mm at Chatswood Bowling Club on the 4th
Strongest wind gust 74 km/h at Kurnell AWS on the 3rd
74 km/h at Sydney Airport AMO on the 3rd

Record lowest August daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Richmond RAAF 12.6 on the 24th = 12.6 on the 10th in 2010 23 19.8



Summary statistics for August 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2016
Mean for
August
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2016
Total for
August
2016
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2016
Fraction of
August
average
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.7 -0.5 25.0 10th 5.2 +0.5 0.8 21st 58.6 37.5 high 156%
Bankstown Airport AWS 19.2 +0.2 25.6 10th 6.6 +0.6 3.5 12th 99.4 50.9 high 195%
Camden Airport AWS 18.8 -0.3 25.1 10th 4.7 +0.8 -0.2 12th 57.0 42.1 high 135%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 18.8   25.0 10th 5.2   0.4 12th 58.0 43.9 high 132%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 18.8 -0.2 24.9 10th 6.8 +0.3 3.0 21st 139.4 66.8 high 209%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 18.4   25.0 10th 5.4   1.7 12th 85.4


Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 18.5 -0.6 25.0 10th 6.4 -0.1 2.5 21st 78.4 40.7 high 193%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 18.9 -0.2 25.2 10th 7.1 0.0 3.8 12th 111.8 56.9 high 196%
Penrith Lakes AWS 19.1 -0.8 25.9 10th 6.9 +0.7 2.6 12th 48.8 31.4 high 155%
Prospect Reservoir 19.0 +0.2 24.9 10th 6.8 0.0 3.5 26th 85.3 50.5 high 169%
Richmond RAAF 19.1 -0.7 24.9 10th 5.2 +0.8 -0.3 12th 61.6 33.9 high 182%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 17.0 -0.9 23.4 10th 7.2 +0.2 2.6 12th 69.8 53.6 high 130%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 19.1 +1.3 25.2 10th 9.8 +0.8 7.1 12th 151.4 81.1 high 187%
Sydney Airport AMO 19.2 +0.8 26.7 10th 9.8 +1.6 7.0 26th 134.4 77.4 high 174%
Terrey Hills AWS 17.5 -0.4 23.6 10th 8.3 -0.1 3.8 28th 71.8 57.8 high 124%

Daily maximum temperatures for August 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Badgerys Creek AWS 15.9 14.0 14.8 16.5 16.3 17.0 18.3 19.4 18.1 25.0 19.4 17.8 19.6 19.8 20.4 22.5 23.9 23.3 23.5 17.5 19.6 13.6 16.7 12.4 16.7 16.4 19.0 19.5 18.9 20.9 23.5
Bankstown Airport AWS 17.1 14.9 14.8 16.3 16.6 16.6 17.9 19.1 18.5 25.6 19.6 18.3 20.0 19.4 21.4 23.7 24.3 23.5 23.6 17.9 19.9 14.2 17.7 13.5 17.2 16.6 19.6 20.2 19.3 22.4 24.4
Camden Airport AWS 15.7 13.6 16.0 16.5 16.7 17.2 18.0 19.5 17.9 25.1 18.9 18.1 19.9 20.0 20.6 22.4 23.8 23.3 23.1 16.7 19.2 14.9 17.3 12.6 18.1 17.5 19.0
18.4 21.2 22.5
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 15.7 14.0 15.1 16.3 17.6 17.6 18.4 19.3 18.1 25.0 18.4 18.1 19.3 20.4 20.9 22.9 24.0 23.3 23.2 16.8 18.9 14.4 17.5 12.9 17.2 17.1 18.9 19.3 19.0 21.4 22.3
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.7 15.3 13.5 16.3 15.1 16.3 17.6 19.0 19.2 24.9 19.2 18.2 19.9 19.0 20.7 22.6 24.3 22.9 23.3 17.2 20.0 14.1 17.0 13.8 17.2 16.2 19.4 19.7 19.5 20.9 23.2
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 15.3 14.1 13.9 15.2 15.7 15.4 16.5 18.6 17.2 25.0 18.9 17.6 19.5 18.9 20.4 22.5 23.9 22.8 23.0 17.0 19.6 14.3 17.6 12.9 17.1 16.0 19.2 20.1 18.3 21.6 22.5
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 15.6 13.9 14.2 15.8 15.5 16.8 16.9 18.9 18.0 25.0 19.2 17.4 19.5 18.7 20.6 22.8 23.8 23.3 22.9 17.5 19.6 13.6 16.7 12.6 17.5 15.9 18.9 19.5 19.1 21.6 22.3
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 17.2 15.5 13.0 15.7 16.2 16.0 17.0 19.2 19.0 25.2 20.0 18.0 20.1 19.7 21.0 24.0 23.3 23.4 22.7 17.5 20.0 13.0 17.0 13.2 17.5 16.6 19.3 20.0 19.2 22.2 23.2
Penrith Lakes AWS 14.9 14.6 14.9 17.0 16.8 16.5 18.3 18.8 17.9 25.9 20.1 18.5 20.1 20.0 20.8 23.1 25.0 23.3 23.5 17.9 19.7 13.5 17.7 12.6 18.0 17.7 19.9 20.7 19.3 22.2 23.6
Prospect Reservoir 16.1 14.6 14.4 16.3 15.7 16.8 17.6 19.0 18.7 24.9 19.2 18.0 19.7 20.4 20.7 23.5 23.9 23.6 23.2 18.0 19.9 13.0 18.2 12.8 18.2 16.0 20.0 20.2 19.3 22.4 23.2
Richmond RAAF 15.5 15.5 14.0 16.6 15.8 16.4 18.2 18.9 19.4 24.9 20.9 18.6 20.3 19.6 21.1 23.2 24.3 23.4 23.4 18.0 19.2 12.7 17.5 12.6 17.9 17.5 19.6 20.2 18.9 22.8 24.1
Springwood (Valley Heights) 15.7 13.2 12.9 13.7 14.4 14.3 15.3 16.4 17.2 23.4 18.7 15.7 19.8 17.7 18.5 20.5 23.2 20.9 21.9 15.5 18.0 13.2 15.1 10.8 16.6 15.9 17.1 19.1 16.5 19.0
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 18.4 15.8 14.6 18.1 16.2 15.5 16.4 19.7 19.1 25.2 20.3 19.4 20.3 20.0 19.6 20.3 24.2 22.9 24.3 17.9 20.4 13.8 18.4 14.7 17.3 17.3 19.9 20.5 19.6 19.9 23.6
Sydney Airport AMO 18.6 15.2 15.0 17.2 14.5 15.4 16.7 18.1 19.9 26.7 20.3 19.8 20.6 18.4 21.4 21.7 24.1 23.7 24.7 18.4 20.7 15.6 16.1 14.5 17.1 15.4 20.4 19.3 20.5 21.5 24.8
Terrey Hills AWS
14.3 13.7 14.7 14.2 14.8 15.0 17.3 17.9 23.6 18.6 17.4 18.3 18.3 19.8 20.9 22.6 21.9 21.5 16.5 18.2 12.5 15.7 12.8 15.6 14.6 17.8 18.7 17.3 19.6 21.6
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 August 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Badgerys Creek AWS 7.0 7.8 8.7 9.8 7.8 6.0 7.7 3.6 2.2 7.0 5.0 1.0 4.6 2.3 3.2 3.8 3.1 4.9 3.4 6.8 0.8 4.5 3.6 10.0 7.8 2.9 3.1 2.2 2.5 6.6 10.4
Bankstown Airport AWS 7.3 8.9 9.5 9.5 8.2 8.1 8.7 6.2 4.0 9.4 6.3 3.5 4.3 3.6 4.2 5.3 5.2 6.1 4.6 7.2 4.8 5.9 5.5 10.9 8.8 4.2 4.5 5.2 4.6 8.0 12.1
Camden Airport AWS 6.3 7.9 8.8 10.1 7.7 3.2 7.3 2.8 1.8 5.5 4.0 -0.2 5.4 2.2 2.2 2.6 2.9 4.5 2.6 5.7 2.8 3.7 2.4 10.2 7.9 1.9 0.8 2.1
5.5 10.0
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 7.4 8.3 8.1 9.3 6.5 4.2 6.7 3.8 2.8 6.2 5.3 0.4 4.2 4.5 3.5 4.5 3.7 5.3 4.1 5.7 2.6 4.5 2.9 9.6 7.8 2.1 4.8 3.2 2.3 6.0 10.7
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 6.2 9.6 10.3 10.1 9.2 8.5 7.8 5.7 4.1 10.7 6.3 4.5 4.0 4.1 4.7 5.5 6.0 6.3 5.5 6.6 3.0 6.1 6.3 11.7 8.9 5.3 6.3 3.5 4.9 8.0 12.3
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 7.1 8.0 8.7 8.4 7.1 6.4 7.5 4.4 2.7 8.6 6.5 1.7 3.7 4.5 2.6 3.3 3.8 4.4 3.7 5.3 2.6 3.6 4.1 9.9 7.0 2.3 4.6 5.4 2.9 6.6 10.6
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 7.2 8.8 8.8 9.3 8.8 8.3 8.6 4.6 4.2 9.0 6.9 3.0 3.2 4.3 4.4 5.9 5.9 6.9 7.3 8.0 2.5 5.7 4.3 10.1 7.8 4.9 4.9 3.1 3.7 6.9 11.2
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 8.2 9.7 9.5 9.0 7.6 7.2 8.3 6.0 5.3 11.2 9.0 3.8 5.7 5.2 4.8 6.8 6.7 7.3 6.8 7.2 6.0 7.0 5.3 10.7 8.2 4.7 5.0 4.9 5.8 8.2 8.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 7.6 9.0 9.3 10.7 9.8 7.6 9.2 5.3 5.3 8.9 8.6 2.6 4.5 4.1 5.3 6.0 6.6 7.2 5.8 10.2 3.8 6.7 5.9 10.8 8.3 3.8 3.6 3.3 4.7 7.7 11.2
Prospect Reservoir 7.4 9.3 8.6 8.5 8.2 7.4 8.1 5.0 5.0 10.2 7.5 5.9 5.0 5.0 5.4 5.7 6.8 7.3 7.3 8.6 4.1 6.1 4.4 10.5 8.5 3.5 4.0 3.6 4.8 7.2 11.9
Richmond RAAF 5.5 7.9 9.0 9.8 8.0 6.8 8.5 3.1 2.9 7.9 8.3 -0.3 2.8 1.2 3.1 3.9 4.0 4.7 3.8 8.7 0.9 5.2 4.2 9.4 8.5 2.3 1.3 0.3 2.3 6.4 10.9
Springwood (Valley Heights) 9.0 9.4 7.4 8.5 7.4 6.9 8.6 6.0 5.6 11.0 7.5 2.6 6.8 6.5 7.3 8.0 9.4 9.8 9.9 7.1 4.2 7.2 5.3 8.9 6.1 3.1 3.6 4.5 6.3 7.9 12.6
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 10.9 11.5 10.7 10.8 9.7 9.2 10.3 8.7 8.1 10.9 11.2 7.1 8.3 9.5 8.9 9.8 10.6 11.6 11.2 11.0 8.2 9.5 8.5 11.8 9.0 7.3 7.4 8.4 8.4 10.7 13.6
Sydney Airport AMO 9.9 11.5 10.5 11.0 10.1 9.3 10.3 8.6 8.4 12.2 12.1 7.4 8.0 8.9 8.9 9.9 10.9 10.7 10.6 10.0 8.1 9.5 8.2 12.2 9.0 7.0 7.5 8.3 8.7 11.4 14.1
Terrey Hills AWS 9.2 10.1 9.0 8.7 8.3 7.9 8.9 6.7 8.2 12.4 9.7 4.5 5.2 7.8 8.2 9.2 9.4 10.1 11.4 8.4 5.0 8.1 5.9 10.4 7.4 5.8 7.0 3.8 7.1 10.1 14.0
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 August 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Abbotsbury (Fairfield (City Farm)) - - 17.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - 7.0 - 39.0 - - - - - -
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd) - - - 90.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - - 7.0 54.0 - 1.0 - - - -
Audley (Royal National Park) - - 31.0 40.0 10.0 1.0 - 6.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 5.0 1.0 62.0 - - - - - -
Badgerys Creek AWS - 0.2 16.6 - 3.2 - - 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - 5.6 - 31.2 - - - - - -
Bankstown Airport AWS - 0.6 17.4 13.8 1.8 0.2 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - 5.2 1.6 56.4 0.2 - - - - -
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct - 0.5 16.0 22.0 3.5 1.5 - 5.5 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.5 - - 3.0 1.5 41.0 - - - - - -
Belrose (Evelyn Place) - 0.8 19.8 36.6 3.0 3.0 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - 2.8 7.2 48.8 0.2 1.2 -


Berowra (Goodwyn Road) - 0.4 17.4 - 2.4 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.4 9.6 27.2





Box Hill (McCall Gardens)
















- - - - - 2.0 1.0 29.0 - - - - - -
Camden Airport AWS - 0.4 17.2 0.4 1.2 -
3.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - 3.2 - 30.4 - - -
- -
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa - - 16.0 3.0 7.0 - - 11.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 4.0 - 31.0 - - - - - -
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) - 0.4 16.2 0.8 3.6 - 0.2 4.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 1.2 - - 2.6 - 28.0 - - - - - -
Canterbury Racecourse AWS - 1.0 15.8 42.6 9.0 1.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.2 - - 2.4 5.4 59.8 - 0.6 - - - -
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) - 1.0 22.0 48.0 7.0 3.0 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 2.0 5.0 62.0 - 1.2



Castle Hill (Kathleen Ave) - 1.0 15.4 29.0 4.9 2.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.8 - - 4.1 35.0





Castlereagh (Castlereagh Road) - 15.8 0.4 3.2


























Chatswood Bowling Club - - 24.0 63.0 5.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 6.0 57.0 - 1.0 - - - -
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) - 0.6 15.2 12.6 3.2 8.4 2.6 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.4 10.6 30.8





Concord (Brays Rd) - 0.6 19.4 53.2 6.6 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.6 - - 3.0 3.4 56.4 0.2




Concord Golf Club - 0.6 22.6 43.8 12.8 - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - 3.0 5.2 57.8





Frenchs Forest (Frenchs Forest Rd) - - 20.0 38.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 11.0 50.0 1.0 2.0 - - - -
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS - 0.4 18.0 9.6 4.0 0.4 - 4.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.6 - - 5.8 0.6 40.2 - - - - - -
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS - 0.6 16.0 5.0 2.0
- 4.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 1.8 - - 6.0 0.2 42.0 - - - - - -
Lucas Heights (ANSTO) - 0.6 16.2 16.0 6.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.6 - - 5.4 1.8 42.2 - -



Macquarie Park (Willandra Village) - 0.8 20.0 57.6 4.0 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.6 - - 2.0 1.6 60.2 0.2 - - - - -
Marrickville Golf Club - 1.0 20.0 49.0 8.0 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 1.0






Milperra Bridge (Georges River) - - 15.0 10.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 5.0 1.0 39.0 - - - - - -
Mona Vale Golf Club


- 3.2 3.8 5.6 4.6 - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - 0.4 - - 1.6 21.4 33.2 - 2.0 - - - -
Mount Annan Botanic Garden - 0.4 16.1 0.5 4.0 0.4 - 3.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.4 - - 3.0 0.2 27.4 0.2 - - - - -
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) - 0.5 17.5 30.5 3.5 1.0 - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.5 - - 3.5 3.0 57.0 - - - - - -
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) - 1.0 15.0 24.0 3.5 1.0 - 4.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.5 - - 2.5 1.5 36.5 - - - - - -
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) - 0.8 16.0 27.0 4.0 1.2 - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - 3.4 2.4 51.0 - - - - - -
Peakhurst Golf Club - - 17.0 29.0 7.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - 5.0 5.0 56.0 - - - - - -
Pennant Hills (Yarrara Road) - 0.8 19.4 47.0 3.8 0.6 - 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.4 - - 2.0 ? 45.2 - - - - - -
Penrith Lakes AWS - - 17.2 0.4 2.0 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 - 6.0 0.4 22.2 0.2 - - - - -
Prospect Reservoir - 0.4 18.2 10.8 2.1 0.8 - 2.3 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.2 - - 4.8 1.3 43.2 0.2 - - - - -
Randwick (Randwick St) - 1.0 22.6 38.8 5.2 6.0 6.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.6 - - 2.8 5.0 56.2 - 3.6 - - -
Richmond RAAF - 0.4 14.4 4.6 6.8 - - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 0.6 31.6 - - - - - -
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) - 0.8 20.0 23.0 5.0 2.6 1.6 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - 1.4 4.6 55.0





Rossmore (South Creek) - - 18.0 - 2.0 - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 5.0 - 32.0 - - - - - -
Sans Souci (Public School) - - 4.0 23.0 16.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 1.0 44.0 - 1.0 - - - -
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) - - 16.5 12.5 2.5 - - 9.0 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - 3.5 1.5 33.0 - - - - - -
Seven Hills (Collins St)

16.0 15.2 3.0

8.0










1.8


? 36.2





Springwood (Valley Heights) - - 23.0 0.6 6.6 0.2 - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.4 2.2 28.2 - - - - - -
St Ives (Richmond Avenue)
0.8



















3.8 6.0






Strathfield Golf Club - 1.0 15.0 36.0 7.0 1.0 - - - - -



















Sydney (Observatory Hill) - 0.4 24.8 61.0 4.0 1.8 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - 1.8 2.4 52.8 - 1.4 - - - -
Sydney Airport AMO - 0.6 16.2 45.4 7.2 3.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 - - 2.0 3.8 52.6 0.2 2.4 0.2 - - -
Sydney Botanic Gardens - 0.6 26.2 61.5 5.4 2.7 1.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.6 - - 3.0 11.0 44.8





Terrey Hills AWS -
3.8 8.8 4.2 1.6 0.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - 2.4 9.6 38.2 - 1.8 - - - -
Turramurra (Kissing Point Road)
0.6 20.0 55.0 3.2 0.6












1.4

2.2 2.8 51.6
0.2


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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 lists 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.

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 Thursday 1 September 2016. 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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