Friday, 5 October 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Northern Territory - Product code IDCKGC12R0

Northern Territory in September 2007


Generally warmer in the south while the nights were cooler in the Top End.


Rainfall

Near to below average rainfall was experienced across the Northern Territory. The exceptions to this were some pockets of above average rainfall over the Top End and very much below average in the far southwest.


Temperature

Maximum temperatures were up to 2°C warmer in the Top End. In the remainder, maximums were much higher than normal, in particular the southwest where the temperatures reached 5°C above average.

Minimum temperatures where a degree or two below average in the Top End and average to slightly above average in the remainder.


Further information

NT Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (08) 8920 3819
Email climate.nt@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
40.0°C at Bradshaw AWS on the 23rd & 24th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
37.3°C at Bradshaw AWS
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
29.0°C at Kulgera
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
22.7°C at Kulgera on the 10th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−0.9°C at Arltunga on the 6th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
11.4°C at Curtin Springs
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
23.5°C at Warruwi AWS
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
26.9°C at Wave Hill on the 26th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
68.0 mm at Stokes Hill
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
41.2 mm at Darwin Airport on the 29th
Highest wind gust
69 km/h at Territory Grape Farm AWS on the 2nd
and at Yulara Aero AWS on the 12th
and at Middle Point AWS on the 26th

Records

Record highest daily rainfall for September 2007
  Highest daily rainfall
(millimetres)
Previous highest Years of
record
Karama
17.7
on the 29th
14.0
on the 28th in 1988
19
Leanyer
15.2
on the 29th
10.2
on the 14th in 2002
15
Stokes Hill
35.8
on the 28th
33.0
on the 29th in 1981
15


Record highest mean daily maximum temperature for September 2007
  Mean daily maximum
temperature
(°C)
Previous highest Years of
record
Yuendumu
33.1
32.4
in 1980
36


Record highest daily maximum temperature for September 2007
  Highest temperature
(°C)
Previous highest Years of
record
Yuendumu
38.2
on the 25th
38.1
on the 29th in 2000
39
Kulgera
38.6
on the 25th
38.5
on the 27th in 2004
26


Record lowest daily minimum temperature for September 2007
  Lowest temperature
(°C)
Previous lowest Years of
record
Timber Creek
10.2
on the 7th
10.4
on the 1st in 2006
26



Summaries

Summary statistics for September 2007
  Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean Diff
from
normal
Highest Mean Diff
from
normal
Lowest Total Rank Fraction of
normal
Darwin-Daly (district 14GA)
Batchelor Aero AWS
36.2
+0.3
38.6
20th
19.5
−0.9
14.8
5th
11.2
very high
373%
Black Point
32.0
+0.6
33.5
4th
22.2
−0.7
18.2
7th
0.0
low
0%
Bradshaw AWS
37.3
40.0
24th
20.7
14.3
7th
0.0
Cape Don AWS
31.1
32.2
4th
23.4
21.4
8th
0.2
normal
11%
Central Arnhem Plateau AWS
33.8
36.4
17th
18.2
13.1
6th
0.0
Darwin Airport
33.1
+0.6
36.1
30th
21.9
−1.1
18.3
7th
43.6
very high
318%
Delamere Weapons Range AWS
35.8
+0.3
39.0
23rd
19.7
−1.0
15.0
6th
3.0
high
97%
Douglas River
37.0
+0.5
39.4
20th
17.3
−1.1
6.4
7th
0.0
low
0%
Dum In Mirrie AWS
31.3
35.0
5th
22.3
15.3
7th
15.6
high
171%
Jabiru Airport AWS
37.0
+1.0
38.9
24th
20.7
−0.8
14.5
7th
0.0
low
0%
Katherine Aviation Museum
35.8
0
38.8
22nd
18.3
−1.8
9.0
7th
0.0
low
0%
Mango Farm
36.6
+0.4
39.5
20th
17.6
−1.7
11.1
7th
0.4
normal
5%
McCluer Island AWS
28.9
30.4
21st
23.9
22.2
7th
0.0
low
0%
Middle Point AWS
36.8
39.2
23rd
17.6
10.2
7th
11.8
Oenpelli
36.1
+0.2
37.9
24th
12.1
7th
0.0
low
0%
Pine Creek Council AWS
35.3
37.8
22nd
20.5
13.5
7th
2.0
Pirlangimpi AWS
33.6
+0.7
35.4
24th
21.1
−0.1
17.8
8th
39.0
normal
136%
Point Fawcett AWS
31.5
−0.4
34.5
25th
19.7
−2.0
16.5
7th
1.4
normal
20%
Port Keats Aero AWS
33.6
37.2
30th
19.9
12.3
7th
1.0
Tindal RAAF AWS
35.9
+0.4
38.4
23rd
18.0
−2.1
9.6
7th
0.0
low
0%
Arnhem (district 14BC)
Gove Airport
30.3
+0.1
32.5
19th
18.6
−1.0
14.6
7th
0.0
low
0%
Groote Eylandt Airport AWS
32.5
36.0
23rd
16.9
12.1
8th
0.8
Maningrida Aero AWS
32.3
35.1
4th
19.8
15.5
9th
0.0
Milingimbi AWS
31.5
34.0
4th
20.5
16.8
7th
0.0
Ngayawili AWS
31.9
34.3
19th
19.4
15.1
7th
0.6
Warruwi AWS
31.2
+0.4
33.5
23rd
23.5
0
20.8
9th
0.0
low
0%
Roper-Mcarthur (district 14DE)
Borroloola AWS
35.5
+0.8
38.1
29th
16.2
−1.4
10.6
6th
0.2
high
11%
Bulman AWS
36.4
39.2
17th
15.9
10.2
7th
0.0
Centre Island AWS
31.4
+1.0
34.0
30th
22.3
+0.1
20.5
14th
0.4
normal
27%
Daly Waters AWS
36.4
+1.9
39.7
23rd
15.2
−1.9
10.2
7th
2.6
high
163%
Larrimah
35.9
+0.8
38.8
18th
16.4
−2.1
9.9
7th
0.6
normal
17%
McArthur River Mine
36.4
+1.4
39.6
17th
16.1
−0.6
10.7
6th
0.0
low
0%
Wollogorang
35.4
+0.9
38.9
18th
15.1
−0.9
10.2
23rd
0.0
low
0%
Victoria (district 14F)
Kidman Springs
36.7
0
39.5
18th
18.1
−1.6
11.2
7th
0.0
low
0%
Lajamanu AWS
35.5
+0.9
39.4
24th
17.1
+0.2
8.5
6th
0.0
low
0%
Timber Creek
37.1
+0.8
39.7
18th
18.6
−2.0
10.2
7th
0.0
low
0%
Victoria River Downs
35.8
+0.4
38.7
18th
16.6
−1.6
9.7
6th
0.0
low
0%
Wave Hill
36.1
+1.0
39.0
25th
17.2
−0.6
7.5
7th
0.0
low
0%
Barkly (district 15A)
Brunette Downs
38.9
18th
17.0
+0.4
10.1
6th
0.0
low
0%
Tennant Creek Airport
33.0
+1.5
37.3
19th
19.3
+0.9
13.6
6th
0.8
normal
11%
Alice Springs (district 15B)
Ali Curung
32.3
0
37.7
24th
13.8
−1.0
6.1
6th
0.8
normal
11%
Alice Springs Airport
30.1
+2.9
37.5
24th
11.8
+1.6
2.4
6th
0.0
low
0%
Curtin Springs
30.9
+3.3
37.8
25th
11.4
+1.5
5.0
11th
0.0
low
0%
Jervois
31.0
+1.3
38.2
24th
7.4
27th
0.0
low
0%
Kulgera
29.0
+2.2
38.6
25th
4.1
26th
0.0
low
0%
Papunya
32.3
39.1
25th
13.5
9.0
6th
0.0
low
0%
Rabbit Flat
34.9
+0.3
39.6
19th
13.6
−0.9
5.3
7th
0.0
low
0%
Territory Grape Farm AWS
31.5
+1.1
36.8
24th
11.6
−0.4
6.5
5th
0.0
low
0%
Watarrka
31.3
+1.7
37.5
25th
14.1
+0.9
7.5
27th
0.0
low
0%
Wulungurru AWS
33.5
38.3
24th
17.6
12.4
9th
0.0
Yuendumu
33.1
+3.5
38.2
25th
13.7
+0.6
7.2
6th
0.0
low
0%
Yulara Aero AWS
31.0
+2.3
37.2
24th
11.5
+0.8
6.1
11th
0.0
low
0%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 4pm on Friday 5 October 2007. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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, normal in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of normal shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Further information

NT Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (08) 8920 3819
Email climate.nt@bom.gov.au