Sydney in November 2014: Hot and dry

Rainfall was well below average across Sydney during November, with the Observatory Hill site recording just 16.4 mm, 20% of the historical average. The rain fell over 8 days, below the November average of 12 days; no days recorded 10 mm or more (average is 2 to 3 days). Most of the rain was associated with thunderstorms, which caused hail and strong winds in western Sydney on the 1st, 5th and 24th.

Temperatures were very much above average across the city, with Sydney Observatory Hill recording maximum temperatures 2.1 °C above average and minimum temperatures 2.3 °C above average. On 6 days it reached at least 30 °C at Observatory Hill, well above the November average of two days. In western Sydney, Richmond recorded 6 days above 35 °C (average 2 days) and 3days above 40 °C, the equal-highest number on record for November. This included 45.3 °C at Richmond on the 23rd, its warmest November day on record..

  • Warmest November day on record for Richmond
  • Well below average rainfall

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Extremes in November 2014
Hottest day 45.3 °C at Richmond RAAF on the 23rd
Warmest days on average 30.3 °C at Richmond RAAF
Coolest days on average 25.1 °C at Terrey Hills AWS
Coldest day 17.6 °C at Springwood (Valley Heights) on the 27th
Coldest night 6.1 °C at Camden Airport AWS on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 13.8 °C at Campbelltown (Mount Annan)
Warmest nights on average 17.9 °C at Sydney (Observatory Hill)
17.9 °C at Sydney Airport AMO
Warmest night 22.2 °C at Bankstown Airport AWS on the 25th
Warmest on average overall 23.3 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS
Coolest on average overall 20.5 °C at Terrey Hills AWS
Wettest overall 55.0 mm at Abbotsbury (Fairfield (City Farm))
Driest overall 11.0 mm at Milperra Bridge (Georges River)
Wettest day 34.0 mm at Willmot (Resolution Ave) on the 6th
Strongest wind gust 93 km/h at Penrith Lakes AWS on the 1st

Record highest November temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Richmond RAAF 45.3 on the 23rd 42.0 on the 25th in 2002 22 26.7
Penrith Lakes AWS 44.9 on the 23rd 43.0 on the 27th in 1997 20 27.1


Summary statistics for November 2014
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2014
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2014
Total for
November
2014
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2014
Fraction of
November
average
Badgerys Creek AWS 29.0 +2.9 41.6 23rd 14.8 +1.4 6.8 3rd 34.6 74.5 low 46%
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.9 +2.7 40.4 21st 15.8 +1.5 8.9 3rd 26.4 78.6 low 34%
Camden Airport AWS 29.2 +3.1 40.7 23rd 14.2 +1.3 6.1 3rd 17.8 77.3 low 23%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 28.5   40.3 23rd 13.8   6.2 3rd 13.4
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.1 +1.5 38.6 21st 15.7 +0.9 10.9 17th 27.4 81.4 low 34%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 27.6   39.9 14th 14.9   6.6 3rd 24.6
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 28.2 +2.0 40.2 14th 14.9 +0.5 7.5 3rd 49.6 82.9 average 60%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 27.4 +2.0 40.0 23rd 15.2 +1.2 8.7 3rd 34.8 85.9 low 41%
Penrith Lakes AWS 30.2 +3.1 44.9 23rd 16.4 +1.5 9.4 3rd 40.0 82.9 low 48%
Prospect Reservoir 28.3 +2.9 39.9 14th 15.4 +1.1 8.6 3rd 37.5 73.3 average 51%
Richmond RAAF 30.3 +3.6 45.3 23rd 15.6 +1.5 7.8 3rd 16.6 79.6 v low 21%
Riverview Observatory 26.4 +2.1 39.7 21st 15.8 +1.5 10.8 3rd 25.4 79.8 low 32%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 27.7   43.5 23rd 14.8   8.4 2nd 21.0 96.1 low 22%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 25.7 +2.1 36.5 1st 17.9 +2.3 13.7 2nd 16.4 83.9 low 20%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.3 +2.3 38.0 14th 17.9 +2.5 13.2 2nd 13.2 81.5 v low 16%
Terrey Hills AWS 25.1 +1.3 38.9 21st 15.9 +0.6 11.8 3rd 28.0 105.0 low 27%

Daily maximum temperatures for November 2014
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Badgerys Creek AWS35.324.423.326.728.623.125.128.728.624.822.024.827.640.524.828.228.828.126.836.139.631.441.634.727.526.521.325.731.533.4
Bankstown Airport AWS36.123.222.525.128.322.625.826.726.524.421.623.925.339.924.528.727.526.425.435.040.429.437.133.425.126.121.424.328.832.3
Camden Airport AWS35.124.723.426.827.924.126.429.329.325.921.325.428.340.625.628.029.528.127.136.439.432.040.734.227.027.720.426.532.333.4
Campbelltown (Mount Annan)34.824.123.025.627.722.925.728.728.824.720.024.727.139.825.427.228.327.926.335.338.730.540.334.026.226.920.225.431.133.5
Canterbury Racecourse AWS35.121.521.922.725.020.922.724.224.123.022.323.037.722.627.925.224.124.231.038.626.333.930.824.124.120.323.526.829.5
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS35.923.321.824.626.722.023.727.026.023.221.323.325.139.923.227.626.426.024.335.039.729.535.533.924.825.024.029.032.0
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS34.924.123.225.927.623.024.728.226.723.321.624.326.740.224.827.927.927.626.135.439.530.639.534.625.325.120.124.930.233.2
Parramatta North (Masons Drive)35.324.022.024.227.222.024.027.825.723.021.723.025.239.523.628.227.226.025.034.740.029.040.032.825.224.520.823.828.8
Penrith Lakes AWS35.925.625.128.028.924.327.130.629.826.022.726.129.240.925.428.930.529.428.637.440.532.944.935.528.927.020.827.033.134.5
Prospect Reservoir34.824.622.825.528.723.225.428.627.023.522.224.227.039.924.027.428.427.225.736.039.030.839.433.725.925.221.124.329.733.8
Richmond RAAF35.225.224.827.730.324.527.630.429.626.522.426.528.940.927.129.230.929.828.337.840.733.845.336.428.627.220.726.633.233.9
Riverview Observatory35.523.421.823.025.321.022.224.523.622.823.122.624.035.728.526.025.824.131.239.735.230.224.223.723.1
Springwood (Valley Heights)33.923.522.125.225.522.025.027.927.924.020.023.526.639.223.626.527.428.526.035.838.830.543.532.326.824.117.624.330.2
Sydney (Observatory Hill)36.523.521.521.823.523.222.123.126.223.623.222.223.532.224.128.525.526.724.931.133.926.330.130.224.723.3 20.9 23.325.326.8
Sydney Airport AMO37.022.222.724.226.021.223.525.522.223.022.022.625.238.022.029.024.623.825.630.637.026.133.030.024.326.021.224.327.629.5
Terrey Hills AWS34.621.220.821.323.420.121.322.923.621.521.721.123.437.422.026.923.724.422.530.038.926.833.229.723.223.019.621.725.628.2
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 November 2014
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Badgerys Creek AWS18.110.56.813.513.412.112.210.412.417.015.214.515.614.017.616.511.512.915.816.019.417.016.119.821.817.316.513.112.914.3
Bankstown Airport AWS20.012.48.914.014.513.312.910.813.518.214.015.515.616.018.417.011.615.117.016.919.918.217.820.622.219.117.213.013.515.9
Camden Airport AWS13.99.76.113.012.511.811.29.410.916.416.413.916.013.317.516.19.911.715.315.218.616.416.019.921.117.216.912.312.913.3
Campbelltown (Mount Annan)14.68.46.212.612.611.710.09.311.415.515.813.813.613.516.715.99.911.914.014.618.314.616.419.320.817.416.312.012.413.6
Canterbury Racecourse AWS21.213.111.213.014.012.914.111.213.618.413.315.917.015.218.217.110.915.515.516.019.518.217.620.522.018.318.411.712.815.1
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS19.610.06.613.014.213.112.110.013.317.713.013.816.215.017.416.110.913.714.916.419.016.416.719.721.817.616.513.115.1
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS20.711.67.512.813.812.612.011.112.717.512.914.214.314.617.516.410.914.515.715.919.916.216.419.421.617.316.113.213.215.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive)21.012.18.712.714.512.512.210.713.417.813.214.614.015.717.717.012.314.514.816.519.717.717.020.021.317.016.512.213.015.4
Penrith Lakes AWS20.510.99.415.615.413.413.311.913.818.517.115.516.716.218.817.513.214.817.517.220.318.818.121.521.918.217.916.314.316.4
Prospect Reservoir20.312.78.612.914.313.112.311.414.118.113.514.814.415.517.816.812.114.816.016.220.117.417.219.921.717.116.612.913.515.7
Richmond RAAF19.29.47.815.313.712.512.910.711.618.417.415.216.014.718.517.811.614.418.316.319.118.916.621.121.618.317.515.813.014.3
Riverview Observatory18.212.610.814.014.214.512.311.514.518.114.915.516.016.017.616.913.116.316.917.220.518.218.021.418.214.513.8
Springwood (Valley Heights)21.78.49.513.514.011.212.310.710.816.314.313.014.215.016.715.811.812.515.715.421.617.116.819.920.316.015.814.114.715.1
Sydney (Observatory Hill)21.313.713.816.117.715.516.514.416.518.716.616.418.517.718.918.115.218.618.118.822.119.119.621.121.819.318.919.1
Sydney Airport AMO21.913.213.416.717.815.815.815.216.618.516.016.218.118.819.017.615.218.417.320.222.119.520.321.022.118.918.616.816.918.8
Terrey Hills AWS19.812.111.814.315.313.812.812.414.316.915.213.815.816.317.016.512.715.815.917.221.416.918.319.420.515.916.214.616.117.0
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 November 2014
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Abbotsbury (Fairfield (City Farm)) - - - - - 22.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - 1.0 3.0 14.0 - 8.0 2.0 - -
Abbotsford (Blackwall Point Rd) - 4.0 - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - 5.0




Audley (Royal National Park) - 2.0 - - - 7.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - 8.0 - - - - - - - - 3.0 - 5.0 - - -
Avalon (Wollstonecraft Ave) - 2.0 - - - 15.0 - - - - - - - - - 3.0 1.0 14.0 - - - - - - 6.0 - - 1.0 - -
Avalon Beach (Avalon (Palmgrove Rd)) - 2.2 - - - 15.2 - - - - - - - - - 5.2 - 10.4 - - - - - - 5.4 - - 3.2

Badgerys Creek AWS - 5.0 - - - 22.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - 2.4 0.2 - - - - - - - 3.0 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 -
Bankstown Airport AWS - - - - - 7.8 - - - - - - - - - 6.8 0.2 - - - - - - - 8.8 - 2.6 0.2 - -
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct - 3.5 - - - 10.5 - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - - - - - 6.0 - 5.5 - - -
Belrose (Evelyn Place) - - - - - 4.6 - - - - - 0.8 - - - 5.8 0.6 - - - - - - 0.2 4.2 - 3.4 2.4

Berowra (Goodwyn Road) - 1.8 - - - 20.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.4 - - - - - - - - 4.4 - 0.4


Box Hill (Hynds Road) - 1.0 - - - 15.0 - - - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - 9.0 - 2.0 - - -
Camden Airport AWS - - - - - 8.8 - - - - - - - - - 3.6 - - - - - - - 0.2 5.0 - - 0.2 - -
Campbelltown (Kentlyn (Georges River Roa - - - - - 10.0 - - - - - - - - - 7.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 1.0 - 13.0 - - -
Campbelltown (Mount Annan)
-
- - 5.2 - - - - - - - - - 4.2
- - - - - - - 0.8 - 0.2 3.0 - -
Canterbury Racecourse AWS
9.8 -
- 6.2 - - - - - - -
- 6.8 0.2 - - - - - - - 4.4 - - - - -
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) - 1.0 - - - 6.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - -
Castlereagh (Castlereagh Road) - - - - 28.8 - - - - 0.8 - - - - 1.4 - - - - - - - 0.2






Centennial Park - 5.2 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 - - - 5.8 0.6 - - - - - - - 6.8 - - - - -
Chatswood Bowling Club - 1.0 - - - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - -
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club)














6.2
2.8





4.8

0.8

Concord (Brays Rd) - 8.2 - - - 12.8 - - - - - - - - - 5.6 0.4 - - - - - - 0.4 6.0




Cronulla South Bowling Club



12.0 12.0




0.4

6.0








6.6
4.0


Frenchs Forest (Frenchs Forest Rd) - - - - - 4.0 - - - - - 1.0 - - - 5.0 1.0 - - - - - - - 3.0 - 4.0 2.0 - -
Glenorie (Old Northern Rd)
2.0

16.0 16.0








5.0






2.0 5.0
1.0


Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS
3.4 - - - 8.2 - - - - - - - - - 7.0 0.2 - - - - - - - 2.6 - 3.2
- -
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS - 0.8 - - - 27.2 - - - - 0.2 - - - - 4.0 - - - - - - - 0.2 11.6 - 3.0 2.4 0.2 -
Lucas Heights (ANSTO) - 5.2 - - - 19.0 - - - - - 0.6 - - - - 8.4 - - - - - - - 2.0 - 9.6
- -
Marrickville Golf Club - 6.0 - - - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - - - - - 2.0 - - - - -
Milperra Bridge (Georges River) - - - - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - 3.0 - 1.0 - - -
Mona Vale Golf Club - 8.6 - - - 8.6 - 0.2 0.2 - - 0.2 - 0.2 - 6.4 0.6 1.2 - - - - - - 5.4 - - 0.4 - -
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) - 1.5 - - - 9.5 - - - - - - - - - 7.0 - - - - - - - - 7.0 - 11.0 - - -
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) - 1.0 - - - 5.5 - - - - - - - - - 6.0 0.5 - - - - - - - 8.5 - 15.0 - - -
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) - 1.4 - - - 9.2 - - - - - 0.4 - - - 7.4 - - - - - - - 0.4 6.0 10.0 - - - -
Peakhurst Golf Club - - - - - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - - - - - 4.0 - 4.0 - - -
Pennant Hills (Yarrara Road) - 0.8 - - - 5.0 - - - - - 1.2 - - - 5.4 - - - - - - - - 5.2 - 1.0 - - -
Penrith Lakes AWS -
- - - 30.0 0.2 - - - 0.2 - - - - 1.2 - - - - - - - - 8.4 - - - - -
Prospect Reservoir - 3.6 - - - 16.3 - - - - - 0.3 - - - 5.6 - - - - - - - - 8.8 - 2.9 - - -
Randwick (Randwick St) - 6.0 - - - 9.8 - - - - - - - - - 6.0 0.4 - - - - - - 0.1 6.6 - 0.4 0.1

Richmond RAAF - 0.8 - - - 8.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - 5.4 0.2 0.8 - - -
Riverview Observatory - 1.8 - - - 4.4 - - - - - - - - - 6.2 - - - - - - 3.0 10.0 - - - -
Rossmore (South Creek)




-























Sans Souci (Public School) - - - - - 4.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - 3.0 - - - - -
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) - 14.0 - - - 15.5 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 0.5 - - - - - - - 7.0 - - - - -
Seven Hills (Collins St)
6.4


13.0








6.2








8.6



Springwood (Valley Heights) - 2.2 - - - 7.8 - - - - 1.0 0.6 - - - 1.8 - - - - - - - - 6.2 - - 1.4 - -
St Ives (Richmond Avenue)




5.6




1.0


6.0






1.0 4.2



-
Strathfield Golf Club - 7.0 - - - 9.0 - - - - 1.0 - - 1.0 - 6.0 - - - - - - - - 5.0 - 5.0 - - -
Sydney (Observatory Hill) -
2.4 0.2 - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - 5.6 0.4 - - - - - - - 5.0 - 0.4
0.4
-
Sydney Airport AMO - 1.0 0.2 - - 3.8 - - - - - - - - - 5.4 0.4 - - - - - - - 2.4 - - - - -
Sydney Botanic Gardens - 4.0 - - - - 3.6 - - - - 0.1 - - - 6.8 - - - - - - - 0.4 7.8 - 0.6 0.4 - -
Terrey Hills AWS - - - 0.2 - 9.2 - - - - - 1.2 - - - 6.0 0.6 - - - - - - - 5.2 - 3.0 2.6 - -
Turramurra (Kissing Point Road)
1.0


3.6



0.4 0.6


5.0 1.0






5.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
-
Willmot (Resolution Ave) - 1.0 - - - 34.0 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - - 1.0
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

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 Monday 1 December 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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