Thursday, 1 May 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Northern Territory - Product code IDCKGC12R0

Northern Territory in April 2008

Summary

The monsoon trough had retreated northward from Northern Territory shores prior to the start of April, and did not return southward. As a consequence, southeast to northeast winds prevailed during the month across most of the Territory. Drier than normal conditions were generally experienced, leading to cooler nights in the north, and a perpetuation of the ongoing rainfall deficiencies in the south, particularly about the Barkly and Alice Springs districts.

In Darwin, the average minimum temperature of 22.6 °C represented the coldest April-average minimum temperature since 1965, and the equal second coldest on record. The 10.2mm of rain that fell this month represented the driest April since 1997, and the 6th driest April on record.

Rainfall

Drier than normal conditions were experienced across most of the Northern Territory this month, though parts of the northeast Top End received regular showers. The majority of stations in the Barkly and Alice Springs districts recorded no rainfall at all, following on from the general failure of the summer rainfall regime of this region. As a consequence, large areas of these districts are experiencing severe rainfall deficiencies when looked over a 7-month period.

The wettest overall was 157.0 mm at Yirrkala Tropical Gardens.

The wettest single day 89.4 mm at Point Fawcett on the 5th.

Some sites had their lowest total April rainfall on record.

Maximum temperature

Maximum temperatures were mostly close to average over the Territory this April.

The hottest day was 38.5 °C at Elliott on the 2nd.

The warmest days on average were 36.1 °C at Bradshaw AWS.

The coolest days on average were 27.8 °C at Kulgera.

The coldest day was 22.0 °C at Kulgera on the 27th.

Minimum temperature

April was mostly dry and cloud free over much of the Territory, and cooler than average overnight minimum temperatures were experienced. Many recording sites recorded their coldest April-average minimum temperatures on record.

The coldest night was 6.3 °C at Watarrka on the 27th.

The coolest nights on average were 11.3 °C at Alice Springs Airport and Arltunga.

The warmest nights on average were 24.7 °C at Warruwi AWS.

The warmest night was 27.0 °C at Cape Don AWS on the 2nd.

Some sites had their lowest April temperature on record.

Some sites had their lowest April mean daily minimum temperature on record.

Further information

NT Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (08) 8920 3813
Email climate.nt@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
38.5 °C at Elliott on the 2nd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
36.1 °C at Bradshaw AWS
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
27.8 °C at Kulgera
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
22.0 °C at Kulgera on the 27th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
6.3 °C at Watarrka on the 27th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
11.3 °C at Alice Springs Airport
and Arltunga
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
24.7 °C at Warruwi AWS
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
27.0 °C at Cape Don AWS on the 2nd
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
157.0 mm at Yirrkala Tropical Gardens
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
89.4 mm at Point Fawcett AWS on the 5th
Highest wind gust
72 km/h at Borroloola AWS on the 13th

Records


Record lowest total rainfall for April 2008
  Total rainfall
(mm)
Previous lowest Years of
record
Pirlangimpi AWS
10.8
15.4
in 2003
35



Record lowest temperature for April 2008
  Lowest temperature
(°C)
Previous
lowest
Years of
record
Daly Waters AWS
9.1
on the 27th
9.7
on the 27th in 1947
38
Timber Creek
11.0
on the 28th
11.7
on the 14th in 1994
27
Black Point
20.9
on the 28th
21.2
on the 14th in 1994
14
Channel Point
17.0
on the 27th
17.8
on the 21st in 1996
13
Batchelor Aero AWS
12.6
on the 27th
14.8
on the 18th in 2003
10
Point Fawcett AWS
17.4
on the 21st
18.0
on the 30th in 1999
10



Record lowest mean daily minimum temperature for April 2008
  Mean daily minimum
temperature
(°C)
Previous
lowest
Years of
record
Daly Waters AWS
14.7
15.7
in 1947
38
Victoria River Downs
15.3
16.1
in 1969
37
Wave Hill
15.2
15.8
in 1976
34
Gove Airport
22.3
22.4
in 1967
28
Timber Creek
15.7
19.1
in 1985
27
Mango Farm
18.0
18.8
in 1994
26
Katherine Aviation Museum
16.3
18.6
in 1994
21
Tindal RAAF AWS
16.3
18.6
in 1997
20
Black Point
23.9
24.3
in 1996
14
Douglas River
17.3
18.6
in 1997
14
Lajamanu AWS
15.5
15.7
in 2001
14
Channel Point
21.3
22.8
in 1996
13
Borroloola AWS
16.6
18.8
in 1997
12
Kidman Springs
15.9
19.8
in 2001
12
Rabbit Flat
13.4
14.4
in 1997
11
Batchelor Aero AWS
17.8
21.2
in 2004
10
Delamere Weapons Range AWS
17.7
20.4
in 2004
10
Point Fawcett AWS
20.9
23.1
in 2007
10



Summaries

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Summary statistics for April 2008
  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
33.1
-0.8
33.8
24th
17.8
-4.1
12.6
27th
35.6
normal
36%
Black Point
32.1
+0.6
33.5
15th
23.9
-1.0
20.9
28th
27.6
low
25%
Bradshaw AWS
36.1
38.2
3rd
19.0
14.0
26th
0
Channel Point
32.6
+0.2
33.5
12th
21.3
-2.2
17.0
27th
25.4
low
21%
Darwin Airport
33.3
+0.6
34.3
24th
22.6
-1.4
20.0
27th
10.2
very low
10%
Delamere Weapons Range AWS
33.9
-0.3
36.0
3rd
17.7
-3.5
13.0
27th
0
lowest
0%
Douglas River
34.2
-0.4
35.2
28th
17.3
-3.1
11.2
28th
2.4
low
5%
Dum In Mirrie AWS
33.3
+0.6
34.9
16th
22.2
-2.3
18.2
26th
20.6
low
19%
Jabiru Airport AWS
34.6
+0.2
35.7
15th
21.9
-1.7
18.6
28th
35.4
normal
45%
Katherine Aviation Museum
33.4
-0.8
35.0
8th
16.3
-4.6
11.5
27th
1.6
normal
4%
Mango Farm
33.9
-0.5
35.5
3rd
18.0
-3.7
12.9
27th
18.4
normal
29%
Middle Point AWS
33.9
34.9
15th
19.5
15.1
18th
40.0
Oenpelli
34.1
+0.1
35.2
1st
22.6
-1.0
18.8
26th
12.4
low
15%
Pine Creek Council AWS
33.8
34.7
3rd
19.4
15.4
28th
14.0
Pirlangimpi AWS
33.6
+1.0
34.5
16th
22.3
-0.7
19.8
19th
10.8
lowest
7%
Point Fawcett AWS
32.1
0.0
33.5
18th
20.9
-3.0
17.4
21st
115.8
normal
90%
Port Keats Aero AWS
34.4
35.5
13th
18.7
13.8
27th
0
Tindal RAAF AWS
33.9
+0.1
35.2
8th
16.3
-4.4
11.5
27th
2.4
normal
6%
Arnhem (district 14BC)
Gove Airport
30.9
+0.1
31.6
1st
22.3
-0.9
19.1
26th
114.0
normal
49%
Groote Eylandt Airport AWS
32.3
33.4
15th
18.9
13.7
27th
80.6
Maningrida Aero AWS
33.0
34.6
17th
22.0
17.4
28th
16.2
Milingimbi AWS
32.4
34.0
17th
22.7
20.0
28th
56.6
Ngayawili AWS
32.1
33.4
1st
22.6
18.7
28th
106.6
Warruwi AWS
31.1
-0.5
32.5
15th
24.7
-0.3
22.2
28th
29.0
low
24%
Roper-Mcarthur (district 14DE)
Borroloola AWS
33.8
0.0
34.6
24th
16.6
-4.0
11.2
26th
3.0
low
5%
Bulman AWS
33.3
34.2
21st
17.2
11.8
27th
19.8
Centre Island AWS
32.4
+0.3
34.0
2nd
24.5
-0.8
21.4
27th
0
lowest
0%
Daly Waters AWS
34.5
+0.7
36.0
3rd
14.7
-5.1
9.1
27th
0
lowest
0%
Larrimah
34.0
+0.1
35.2
3rd
16.4
-3.5
11.8
26th
0
lowest
0%
McArthur River Mine
34.8
+0.1
36.9
3rd
17.9
-2.7
12.0
26th
14.0
normal
47%
Ngukurr
33.6
-0.4
34.5
8th
20.1
-1.9
15.5
28th
3.9
normal
7%
Wollogorang
34.3
+0.5
35.8
2nd
16.7
-3.1
11.7
25th
0
lowest
0%
Victoria (district 14F)
Kidman Springs
35.4
0.0
37.3
3rd
15.9
-5.1
11.3
27th
0
lowest
0%
Lajamanu AWS
34.9
+1.3
37.9
2nd
15.5
-2.6
12.0
19th
0
lowest
0%
Timber Creek
35.9
+0.7
37.7
3rd
15.7
-5.6
11.0
28th
0
lowest
0%
Victoria River Downs
35.0
+0.5
37.4
3rd
15.3
-4.6
10.6
26th
0
lowest
0%
Wave Hill
35.3
+1.0
37.8
2nd
15.2
-3.6
11.0
27th
0
lowest
0%
Barkly (district 15A)
Tennant Creek Airport
32.7
+1.0
36.2
2nd
19.7
-0.7
16.4
28th
0
lowest
0%
Alice Springs (district 15B)
Ali Curung
32.4
+0.2
38.0
6th
15.3
-1.3
10.8
5th
0
lowest
0%
Alice Springs Airport
28.9
+0.7
36.3
2nd
11.3
-1.3
6.4
16th
0
lowest
0%
Arltunga
28.1
35.2
2nd
11.3
6.4
26th
0
lowest
0%
Curtin Springs
30.0
+0.9
34.6
8th
13.5
+0.1
7.5
28th
0
lowest
0%
Jervois
30.3
-0.3
37.1
2nd
13.1
-1.1
7.0
29th
0
lowest
0%
Kulgera
27.8
0.0
32.5
11th
13.6
-0.3
6.5
16th
0.1
low
1%
Rabbit Flat
34.8
+0.7
38.3
2nd
13.4
-3.5
9.2
18th
0
lowest
0%
Territory Grape Farm AWS
30.5
-0.2
36.3
2nd
13.3
-1.4
9.5
28th
0
lowest
0%
Watarrka
30.1
-0.5
34.5
8th
14.8
-1.9
6.3
27th
0
lowest
0%
Yuendumu
31.5
+1.5
36.9
2nd
14.9
-0.6
10.7
26th
0
lowest
0%
Yulara Aero AWS
30.0
+0.1
34.8
1st
13.7
-0.8
7.1
27th
0
lowest
0%

Daily maximum temperature


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The temperatures in this table are coloured by
their difference from the normal 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 difference from normal

Darwin-Daly (14GA)
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
Batchelor Aero AWS
33.2
33.3
33.4
33.0
33.4
33.1
32.8
33.4
33.2
33.3
32.9
33.4
33.1
32.5
33.0
33.2
33.0
32.5
32.7
32.4
32.9
33.3
33.4
33.8
33.2
32.7
32.8
33.2
33.5
Black Point
32.7
29.0
30.3
30.9
32.0
32.5
31.8
32.3
32.8
32.6
32.1
33.5
33.2
32.6
33.1
32.8
32.6
31.7
31.8
31.8
32.9
32.4
31.9
31.6
32.2
31.8
Bradshaw AWS
37.0
37.7
38.2
36.8
36.0
36.3
37.1
37.8
36.9
36.7
36.9
36.9
36.5
35.9
36.6
35.5
34.7
35.3
35.0
34.8
34.9
35.3
35.4
35.9
35.1
34.2
34.9
36.3
35.0
Cape Don AWS
33.0
30.0
30.2
31.3
31.8
32.2
32.3
32.0
31.7
32.0
31.8
31.9
31.5
Channel Point
33.0
32.8
32.3
32.8
32.5
33.2
32.1
32.3
31.2
33.5
33.0
33.5
33.0
31.5
32.0
32.7
32.5
32.0
32.2
32.7
33.3
32.8
33.2
32.4
32.7
32.2
32.0
32.4
Darwin Airport
32.1
32.6
32.8
31.8
33.3
33.5
33.5
32.9
33.5
33.6
33.7
34.1
33.5
32.9
34.0
34.0
33.9
33.2
33.2
33.0
32.4
33.7
33.6
34.3
33.6
33.2
32.1
33.9
32.8
Delamere Weapons Range AWS
35.0
35.0
36.0
34.0
34.0
34.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
34.0
34.0
35.0
34.0
34.0
33.0
33.0
33.0
33.0
33.0
33.0
33.0
33.0
32.0
33.0
34.0
Douglas River
34.1
34.3
34.9
34.5
33.7
34.3
33.9
34.3
34.7
34.8
34.2
34.1
34.6
33.3
33.6
33.4
33.3
33.8
33.8
33.4
34.1
34.7
35.2
34.7
33.6
33.1
34.1
35.2
35.0
Dum In Mirrie AWS
32.4
33.1
32.5
33.0
33.2
34.6
33.7
32.1
32.5
34.0
34.1
33.9
34.7
33.6
34.2
34.9
34.3
33.7
31.8
32.2
34.4
33.9
33.7
32.2
33.6
31.9
31.8
33.7
Jabiru Airport AWS
32.0
33.6
33.9
35.1
34.7
34.8
34.9
35.3
35.6
34.9
35.3
35.2
33.7
35.7
35.3
34.9
34.3
34.6
34.1
33.3
35.4
35.2
34.8
34.0
34.5
35.0
34.7
Katherine Aviation Museum
33.3
34.0
34.6
33.4
33.4
33.5
33.7
35.0
34.0
34.0
33.1
34.0
33.6
33.1
33.4
32.8
32.3
33.1
32.6
32.4
33.1
33.1
33.8
33.4
32.9
32.2
33.1
34.1
33.1
Mango Farm
34.0
34.0
35.5
34.5
34.0
33.7
34.2
34.5
34.6
34.0
34.0
34.2
34.5
32.7
33.1
33.4
33.4
33.5
33.8
33.1
33.3
34.1
34.5
34.0
33.3
33.0
33.5
34.0
34.0
McCluer Island AWS
30.1
31.0
31.1
30.7
31.0
31.2
30.5
30.4
31.2
30.9
30.1
31.0
30.4
30.7
29.9
29.9
29.9
30.2
29.8
30.0
29.9
29.9
29.7
Middle Point AWS
34.2
33.0
33.6
32.9
34.3
34.1
33.6
33.6
34.3
34.3
34.4
34.5
34.4
33.8
34.9
34.6
34.4
33.6
33.7
33.5
33.5
34.2
34.0
34.8
34.1
33.4
32.9
33.4
33.4
Oenpelli
35.2
31.5
32.5
34.4
34.0
34.4
34.7
34.5
34.8
34.0
34.5
34.4
32.9
34.8
34.4
34.2
34.2
33.6
33.1
34.4
34.9
34.4
34.0
34.4
33.8
34.5
33.9
Pine Creek Council AWS
34.4
34.2
34.7
34.4
34.1
34.3
34.6
34.4
34.4
34.6
34.0
34.3
34.3
32.9
33.4
33.2
33.1
32.7
33.3
32.7
33.8
33.7
34.4
34.2
33.7
32.5
33.3
34.3
33.6
Pirlangimpi AWS
32.5
31.7
32.0
32.9
33.1
33.8
33.7
34.2
33.3
34.0
34.0
34.2
34.1
34.1
34.5
34.5
34.3
34.2
33.3
33.7
33.1
33.5
34.0
33.9
34.4
33.5
33.0
33.4
33.2
Point Fawcett AWS
31.5
31.7
32.2
31.8
31.4
31.7
32.0
32.0
31.4
32.0
32.1
32.4
32.7
31.8
32.1
32.4
33.2
33.5
31.8
32.5
31.5
32.7
32.5
32.0
31.9
32.4
31.1
32.4
31.5
Port Keats Aero AWS
35.4
35.2
28.0
34.4
34.6
34.1
34.3
34.6
34.0
35.5
34.6
34.6
34.6
34.3
34.9
34.1
34.0
34.3
35.1
35.0
35.3
34.5
34.2
34.5
34.9
34.4
Tindal RAAF AWS
34.1
34.6
35.2
33.9
34.2
33.9
34.8
35.2
34.6
34.9
33.8
34.3
33.9
33.6
34.0
33.8
33.0
33.3
33.0
33.0
33.2
33.5
34.1
33.8
33.3
32.4
33.7
34.2
33.5
Arnhem (14BC)
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
Alyangula Police
32.9
29.7
31.6
32.0
30.5
33.2
32.2
31.9
32.7
31.5
31.1
32.1
31.7
32.3
32.0
32.1
30.3
30.5
30.7
Gove Airport
31.6
28.0
31.3
30.7
30.4
31.0
30.8
31.5
30.9
31.0
31.2
30.6
31.1
31.5
31.4
31.1
31.4
30.9
30.6
30.7
30.3
30.9
30.8
31.5
30.6
31.4
31.0
31.0
31.3
Groote Eylandt Airport AWS
33.1
30.1
31.7
31.4
32.4
31.9
31.5
33.0
32.5
32.8
32.6
32.4
31.8
32.3
33.4
31.8
33.3
32.6
31.8
32.5
33.1
32.2
32.1
32.1
32.3
Maningrida Aero AWS
34.3
28.1
31.7
32.6
33.3
32.4
32.6
32.6
33.1
33.0
33.7
34.0
32.6
33.5
34.6
34.2
34.6
33.7
33.5
32.3
32.6
32.8
32.6
33.5
33.9
33.8
33.3
32.8
32.6
Milingimbi AWS
33.8
27.7
32.1
32.0
32.4
32.0
31.8
32.6
32.4
32.8
32.5
32.7
32.6
33.8
33.1
33.4
34.0
33.2
32.5
31.9
31.9
32.4
32.1
31.8
33.3
32.9
32.2
30.8
32.0
Ngayawili AWS
33.4
28.8
32.0
32.1
31.9
32.1
32.1
32.4
32.2
32.7
32.1
32.0
31.8
32.3
32.5
33.3
32.0
32.2
31.6
31.8
32.1
32.1
32.0
32.4
32.4
31.9
32.1
31.5
32.1
Warruwi AWS
32.1
28.3
30.6
30.4
30.9
31.0
31.3
31.3
31.2
31.1
31.2
31.4
31.0
31.5
32.5
31.4
32.0
31.1
30.8
31.0
30.5
30.7
31.3
31.5
31.6
31.6
31.4
30.3
31.1
Roper-Mcarthur (14DE)
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
Borroloola AWS
33.9
33.4
34.4
31.3
33.0
34.0
34.6
34.0
34.0
34.1
33.7
33.9
34.6
34.5
34.4
34.3
34.4
33.5
32.9
32.9
33.6
34.1
34.1
34.6
33.3
32.6
33.8
34.0
33.7
Bulman AWS
34.1
32.3
32.4
33.5
33.0
33.5
33.9
33.9
33.5
33.5
33.1
33.1
33.7
32.4
33.8
32.9
33.2
33.3
32.9
32.7
34.2
33.8
33.8
33.6
33.3
32.7
33.4
33.9
33.5
Centre Island AWS
32.8
34.0
32.9
32.6
32.4
32.7
32.5
32.9
33.1
33.5
33.6
33.9
32.5
32.0
32.1
31.8
31.9
31.8
32.3
31.7
31.5
32.3
32.2
32.8
31.5
30.3
33.0
31.1
30.5
Daly Waters AWS
35.8
36.0
36.0
33.9
33.8
35.5
35.1
35.4
35.2
35.6
34.8
35.2
35.3
34.4
34.0
34.0
34.0
34.0
33.2
33.4
34.2
34.4
34.0
34.2
32.7
32.7
34.1
34.9
34.2
Larrimah
34.9
35.0
35.2
33.5
34.1
34.9
34.5
35.0
35.0
34.7
34.2
34.5
34.5
34.1
34.0
33.9
33.3
33.5
32.2
33.0
33.2
33.8
33.8
34.0
32.5
33.0
34.5
33.5
McArthur River Mine
35.5
35.3
36.9
32.5
34.2
35.3
35.1
35.5
35.0
35.2
35.1
35.3
35.8
35.3
35.2
34.9
34.9
34.6
33.5
34.2
34.4
34.6
35.1
34.6
34.0
33.4
34.8
35.3
35.0
Ngukurr
34.0
33.0
34.0
33.5
34.0
34.0
34.0
34.5
34.0
34.0
34.0
34.0
33.5
34.0
34.0
34.0
34.0
33.0
32.5
32.5
33.5
34.0
34.0
34.0
32.5
33.0
33.5
33.1
Wollogorang
34.4
35.8
35.6
33.5
34.5
35.4
35.3
34.8
34.6
34.4
34.6
34.8
35.4
34.9
34.2
34.1
33.9
32.7
32.4
33.7
33.6
34.5
34.5
33.1
33.4
33.0
34.9
34.8
34.6
Victoria (14F)
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
Kidman Springs
35.9
37.2
37.3
35.6
35.6
35.6
36.6
36.6
36.6
36.4
36.6
36.5
35.1
35.2
34.6
34.2
34.6
34.7
34.5
34.4
34.7
34.7
35.1
33.9
34.1
34.9
35.0
34.8
Lajamanu AWS
35.6
37.9
37.4
35.2
35.1
35.7
35.8
36.5
37.2
36.4
36.6
36.9
36.1
34.6
33.3
33.0
32.4
33.3
33.6
34.1
34.0
34.5
34.3
34.6
33.3
32.8
33.7
34.5
33.6
Timber Creek
35.9
37.0
37.7
36.4
35.9
36.6
37.3
36.8
37.4
36.8
36.8
37.0
36.8
35.2
35.1
34.5
35.1
34.8
35.3
34.7
34.9
35.2
35.6
35.9
34.1
34.8
35.8
35.1
Victoria River Downs
35.2
36.3
37.4
35.3
34.3
35.3
35.8
35.6
35.8
35.8
36.1
36.2
35.8
34.4
34.5
34.1
33.5
34.8
34.9
34.0
34.5
34.8
34.6
34.8
33.7
33.5
34.3
34.9
34.6
Wave Hill
36.1
37.8
37.2
35.5
35.0
35.7
36.3
36.6
36.5
36.8
36.2
36.5
36.5
34.8
34.4
33.5
33.0
34.7
34.4
33.8
34.5
34.5
34.5
34.9
34.1
33.3
35.0
35.8
34.5
Barkly (15A)
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
Brunette Downs
36.9
37.5
32.7
35.4
35.4
35.4
35.6
35.4
35.6
35.9
33.9
33.1
33.6
33.5
33.6
34.0
34.1
34.4
32.0
31.3
31.9
33.9
34.1
Elliott
37.0
38.5
37.3
35.1
36.2
36.8
37.1
37.2
35.9
36.5
36.5
36.7
36.4
35.0
34.5
36.0
34.9
33.7
36.2
35.5
35.5
Tennant Creek Airport
34.1
36.2
33.8
31.8
32.0
33.6
33.5
34.1
35.0
34.4
35.4
34.9
33.8
32.0
31.1
31.1
31.0
32.4
32.2
31.9
32.2
33.1
32.4
30.4
30.2
30.7
33.1
31.1
30.6
Alice Springs (15B)
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
Ali Curung
34.7
37.1
30.8
30.1
30.9
38.0
33.0
33.5
35.0
34.4
35.9
35.4
32.0
30.8
29.9
30.0
30.2
31.7
32.1
32.1
33.1
33.0
31.6
30.5
30.0
30.9
33.3
29.2
30.0
Alice Springs Airport
31.7
36.3
23.8
25.3
28.2
30.0
31.1
31.3
32.2
32.7
34.2
31.1
26.5
25.5
24.8
25.7
26.8
27.4
27.8
31.1
31.4
31.0
28.5
29.0
28.3
29.3
26.1
23.8
27.4
Arltunga
30.7
35.2
22.4
24.4
27.1
28.9
29.5
30.9
31.0
33.2
31.1
25.6
25.2
24.5
26.4
27.0
28.1
29.9
30.7
29.4
27.7
27.9
26.7
28.4
26.4
23.8
26.4
Curtin Springs
34.4
30.1
25.0
26.7
29.8
32.8
33.1
34.6
34.0
33.8
33.5
28.1
27.5
26.8
26.5
26.7
29.0
31.5
33.5
33.0
31.0
31.3
28.6
24.1
25.0
30.1
Jervois
32.2
37.1
24.9
26.3
29.1
30.6
31.4
32.8
33.7
32.8
33.9
33.9
29.6
28.7
27.0
27.5
29.0
29.5
30.3
32.1
32.7
31.5
29.3
29.2
28.9
29.9
28.2
24.9
Kulgera
31.5
28.4
22.2
24.7
27.4
29.7
31.0
31.5
32.2
32.1
32.5
26.5
24.7
25.0
24.2
25.6
26.2
27.0
26.9
30.5
31.6
31.5
29.0
29.0
29.5
26.4
22.0
22.6
25.8
Papunya
33.5
32.0
31.6
32.7
34.1
35.1
34.8
35.2
33.8
29.6
28.0
27.6
27.4
27.5
29.0
29.9
31.9
31.8
31.2
28.4
31.0
Rabbit Flat
36.6
38.3
37.7
34.5
35.0
36.3
36.2
36.3
36.7
36.7
37.3
35.2
34.8
33.4
33.0
31.4
32.3
33.3
34.0
34.6
34.3
32.7
32.8
33.9
33.0
33.7
Territory Grape Farm AWS
32.0
36.3
28.8
29.7
30.9
32.0
32.9
33.2
33.3
32.5
34.0
33.0
30.6
28.4
28.1
27.3
28.1
29.2
29.8
30.4
31.3
30.0
28.4
30.3
29.7
30.0
30.2
26.4
28.7
Watarrka
34.5
26.5
29.0
31.5
33.5
34.0
34.5
33.0
34.0
30.5
28.0
27.1
27.0
26.0
26.5
28.5
29.6
31.0
32.1
31.5
30.0
31.0
30.0
29.5
25.5
27.2
31.5
Wulungurru AWS
38.0
33.2
33.6
35.3
36.6
35.9
31.0
30.0
29.6
30.8
31.9
33.4
34.7
33.8
33.1
32.8
32.5
29.0
29.7
32.9
Yuendumu AWS
33.6
36.9
31.4
32.3
32.3
34.1
34.0
34.3
34.0
33.9
34.8
34.5
31.0
29.6
29.5
27.8
27.8
29.2
30.6
30.8
31.2
29.9
29.8
31.5
30.1
29.9
29.2
29.1
31.5
Yulara Aero AWS
34.8
29.4
25.6
27.9
30.9
33.1
34.1
34.4
33.4
34.1
33.7
28.7
27.8
27.6
27.2
27.4
26.8
28.2
28.3
31.7
32.8
31.9
31.5
30.5
31.0
28.9
23.9
24.9
30.4

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Darwin-Daly (14GA)
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
Batchelor Aero AWS
18.5
19.6
22.3
22.2
22.2
21.4
19.5
21.5
22.4
19.9
18.6
17.2
16.6
16.1
15.8
16.3
15.3
13.9
16.4
16.1
15.3
19.7
17.8
18.5
17.1
13.6
12.6
14.9
14.2
17.0
Black Point
24.4
24.8
25.1
24.9
23.4
25.8
24.8
24.8
24.7
25.3
24.9
24.5
25.4
25.3
23.2
22.8
23.1
22.6
23.2
24.9
23.6
23.7
21.3
21.2
20.9
23.4
24.5
Bradshaw AWS
17.9
18.3
23.8
25.0
22.4
17.8
18.2
19.6
20.2
22.1
22.5
22.2
19.9
18.7
17.5
17.7
16.0
14.4
18.0
20.5
20.1
22.2
19.4
19.3
16.5
14.0
14.4
15.4
18.7
17.6
Cape Don AWS
23.4
27.0
26.0
25.7
23.8
26.3
25.9
25.4
25.7
26.1
24.3
24.3
24.4
25.1
Channel Point
22.5
23.4
25.1
22.6
24.2
22.5
22.7
23.3
24.3
23.2
22.4
21.1
20.9
20.2
19.9
19.5
18.9
19.7
20.5
19.0
23.1
20.6
21.8
20.6
19.0
17.0
18.5
20.0
21.4
Darwin Airport
23.1
24.5
24.1
23.9
23.7
24.1
22.5
24.0
23.8
23.7
22.9
22.2
21.0
21.5
22.7
22.1
23.5
21.7
20.1
20.4
20.7
24.8
23.6
23.4
22.3
22.1
20.0
20.7
21.4
23.3
Delamere Weapons Range AWS
16.0
19.0
23.0
24.0
20.0
16.0
16.0
15.0
22.0
20.0
19.0
18.0
18.0
19.0
17.0
20.0
19.0
14.0
16.0
17.0
17.0
17.0
17.0
13.0
13.0
16.0
Douglas River
18.2
19.6
23.1
23.1
22.1
18.5
17.9
19.3
21.5
19.2
18.6
18.2
17.4
17.7
17.7
16.0
17.1
12.7
15.7
15.0
15.6
20.8
17.6
16.8
15.3
13.2
12.0
11.2
12.7
15.6
Dum In Mirrie AWS
24.6
24.8
25.3
23.6
24.4
23.7
22.6
24.2
22.5
23.2
23.3
22.4
21.2
20.5
23.1
20.8
19.8
19.4
19.9
24.9
22.2
22.5
22.0
18.2
19.1
20.9
21.2
22.5
Jabiru Airport AWS
21.9
24.0
24.2
23.6
22.7
22.7
23.0
22.3
22.3
21.5
21.0
21.0
21.3
21.7
22.6
22.5
21.0
21.4
20.6
22.6
22.9
22.7
22.6
18.8
19.6
18.6
20.8
22.2
Katherine Aviation Museum
15.8
18.6
22.0
22.3
19.0
15.2
16.0
18.9
19.5
18.4
17.5
16.5
17.2
16.1
15.6
15.8
15.8
12.5
17.2
15.0
15.4
18.0
15.8
16.5
14.7
11.9
11.5
12.3
13.5
14.4
Mango Farm
17.9
19.2
22.4
23.3
22.6
19.5
17.4
20.0
22.0
20.7
19.7
18.1
17.4
18.8
17.1
16.7
17.6
15.4
16.1
15.8
16.6
19.0
17.7
17.1
17.1
15.4
12.9
13.6
15.1
16.9
McCluer Island AWS
27.0
27.1
24.0
25.8
26.0
26.4
26.5
26.7
26.8
24.9
24.2
26.3
25.5
24.1
23.7
23.5
23.4
25.8
25.8
25.6
25.2
26.5
26.4
Middle Point AWS
21.6
22.0
23.0
23.1
22.9
22.6
21.3
23.0
22.8
21.2
20.2
18.7
17.7
18.1
17.4
18.1
17.7
15.1
17.4
17.3
17.8
21.3
20.2
20.3
19.3
17.7
15.1
16.3
16.9
19.1
Oenpelli
23.5
26.7
24.1
24.8
24.5
23.6
23.9
22.8
22.9
22.0
21.9
21.4
23.5
23.0
24.1
23.4
21.9
20.2
22.9
23.5
22.3
22.8
21.0
18.8
19.6
19.0
21.9
23.6
Pine Creek Council AWS
19.3
21.4
22.8
23.0
22.5
19.2
18.9
21.1
21.2
20.2
20.4
20.1
19.5
19.7
19.9
18.6
19.9
17.0
18.6
17.5
18.9
21.1
18.8
18.8
19.8
15.6
15.4
16.7
17.8
Pirlangimpi AWS
24.1
23.3
24.8
24.1
24.1
24.2
23.4
23.3
22.2
23.6
23.5
22.1
22.0
21.9
20.8
22.4
21.5
20.4
19.8
20.2
20.1
22.9
22.9
22.8
22.0
20.9
20.7
20.9
21.1
22.4
Point Fawcett AWS
22.6
22.4
23.5
23.7
23.1
22.5
20.7
21.6
22.4
22.0
21.8
20.3
19.9
19.5
21.2
21.5
19.6
19.9
17.9
19.2
17.4
21.9
21.2
21.8
21.0
19.2
20.0
19.4
19.4
20.1
Port Keats Aero AWS
23.1
24.4
19.0
19.9
20.3
22.4
20.9
20.4
19.9
18.8
18.1
18.3
18.1
15.6
16.9
19.4
17.4
19.0
18.4
18.4
18.3
16.5
13.8
14.8
15.8
17.7
Tindal RAAF AWS
15.4
19.1
21.8
22.8
19.1
15.5
16.2
18.4
20.1
17.5
17.2
16.6
16.6
16.4
16.3
16.6
16.3
13.1
16.9
14.3
16.1
17.3
16.2
15.9
15.5
12.2
11.5
12.0
13.2
13.4
Arnhem (14BC)
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
Alyangula Police
22.4
24.6
24.4
21.4
22.1
22.2
20.0
20.1
19.5
20.7
20.4
22.7
21.2
21.8
20.8
21.1
20.5
19.3
19.5
21.5
Gove Airport
24.8
24.4
23.5
23.1
22.6
22.9
21.8
22.0
22.9
22.6
20.7
21.7
24.0
24.1
25.2
24.0
24.8
23.1
20.9
21.3
21.7
21.8
23.2
20.3
21.1
19.1
19.8
19.4
21.7
20.6
Groote Eylandt Airport AWS
19.9
24.1
23.2
23.6
20.0
19.9
19.7
20.3
19.7
19.5
18.2
18.9
18.4
18.2
19.2
19.3
16.6
17.5
16.9
18.8
19.0
17.4
16.0
13.7
14.6
17.7
Maningrida Aero AWS
22.1
24.7
23.2
23.9
23.6
23.3
22.9
23.1
21.4
23.2
21.3
22.6
21.6
22.0
21.9
22.9
22.8
19.1
20.8
19.4
23.6
22.8
23.2
22.2
20.1
19.7
19.7
17.4
22.4
21.9
Milingimbi AWS
23.2
24.7
23.6
24.0
23.9
23.8
23.9
23.3
22.1
23.8
22.8
25.5
22.7
22.2
22.8
22.9
22.7
20.3
22.4
22.0
24.4
22.6
22.9
21.9
21.7
20.9
21.5
20.0
21.7
22.2
Ngayawili AWS
22.4
24.7
23.9
23.5
23.3
23.7
23.9
22.8
22.4
23.7
22.3
23.0
22.4
23.9
23.4
23.9
22.5
20.6
22.4
22.1
23.0
22.7
22.2
21.4
22.0
20.2
22.0
18.7
21.8
21.9
Warruwi AWS
25.3
24.7
24.9
25.4
24.2
24.5
26.1
24.5
25.7
24.7
25.0
25.5
25.4
25.5
24.8
23.8
25.7
24.4
24.8
25.0
24.1
23.4
25.0
25.3
24.0
24.5
23.2
22.2
24.7
24.8
Roper-Mcarthur (14DE)
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
Borroloola AWS
15.4
23.3
24.0
21.5
15.7
15.6
18.5
19.6
18.3
18.4
17.1
16.8
16.6
17.6
16.8
16.3
15.0
16.5
15.8
15.0
16.7
16.4
16.4
16.9
13.9
11.2
12.8
12.8
14.6
12.2
Bulman AWS
16.5
22.9
22.2
22.1
20.0
17.9
19.3
19.5
17.9
17.5
17.3
16.2
15.8
17.3
17.7
17.5
17.6
14.7
15.6
13.3
21.0
17.9
17.5
17.6
16.2
13.8
11.8
11.9
15.2
15.0
Centre Island AWS
24.1
26.8
26.6
26.5
25.0
24.5
25.0
25.8
25.7
25.9
25.2
26.9
25.0
24.6
25.2
24.8
23.8
23.1
23.2
24.1
24.2
24.1
23.7
23.6
22.5
21.4
22.8
22.3
24.3
Daly Waters AWS
14.1
18.5
21.5
23.5
15.3
13.6
15.2
14.0
18.7
17.4
15.7
14.7
15.2
15.7
15.0
15.4
12.2
12.0
15.7
12.4
14.7
15.7
14.3
14.9
11.9
10.2
9.1
10.3
12.5
12.1
Larrimah
14.9
18.1
22.3
23.6
19.0
15.0
16.1
17.0
20.0
18.3
17.0
16.6
17.0
18.0
17.2
17.5
16.1
13.6
16.5
13.6
16.0
16.6
15.9
15.5
11.8
11.8
12.0
13.9
13.5
McArthur River Mine
16.7
24.0
23.4
21.6
17.6
16.5
19.2
19.9
20.4
18.3
17.9
18.5
19.1
18.6
19.4
16.3
18.6
17.9
16.1
18.6
17.9
18.6
18.7
15.2
12.0
14.4
13.7
16.1
13.0
Ngukurr
20.0
24.0
23.0
23.5
21.5
19.0
20.5
20.5
21.0
22.0
21.0
20.5
21.0
20.5
21.5
21.0
20.0
19.0
18.0
21.0
21.0
20.0
19.5
18.0
17.5
16.0
15.5
19.0
18.0
Wollogorang
17.4
23.2
22.0
20.9
19.6
17.8
17.9
18.5
17.7
18.2
16.6
17.0
17.3
18.0
18.1
17.5
17.0
16.4
13.9
13.5
15.9
16.1
16.5
18.7
11.7
12.6
12.9
13.1
14.2
11.8
Victoria (14F)
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
Kidman Springs
14.4
16.2
22.5
26.9
20.3
14.4
14.7
14.5
13.9
13.4
16.7
19.5
18.3
16.5
16.5
15.9
12.3
14.2
18.3
14.9
14.5
16.7
17.6
14.7
11.7
11.3
12.0
13.2
15.2
Lajamanu AWS
13.8
15.3
18.5
20.5
18.1
14.7
15.1
14.7
14.9
17.7
19.7
16.4
16.7
17.7
17.6
15.9
14.0
12.1
12.0
15.1
13.6
17.2
14.5
17.4
13.7
14.0
14.2
15.9
12.5
12.0
Timber Creek
15.8
14.7
21.1
24.3
20.2
14.4
13.8
14.7
15.5
19.0
18.2
15.9
15.5
15.6
17.2
16.3
12.5
13.1
15.9
14.2
15.6
15.9
17.1
16.6
12.2
11.4
11.0
12.1
14.7
Victoria River Downs
13.8
15.9
21.9
25.4
16.9
14.0
13.9
13.5
15.5
19.5
19.8
16.1
16.7
16.6
14.6
14.6
13.3
11.5
13.5
15.8
13.9
16.7
15.0
15.7
13.0
10.6
11.2
12.3
12.6
14.8
Wave Hill
13.4
15.0
16.0
21.0
15.7
13.3
13.6
13.0
16.0
15.3
21.0
14.7
17.2
16.8
18.4
18.0
15.3
13.0
12.2
14.2
14.5
17.0
14.7
16.3
15.0
12.4
11.0
13.8
13.8
15.3
Barkly (15A)
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
Brunette Downs
16.4
22.1
21.3
17.4
17.7
16.1
18.5
19.3
17.5
16.0
20.7
16.8
14.9
14.4
19.3
16.3
15.6
19.5
19.1
15.7
12.7
14.4
16.3
14.8
Elliott
13.2
19.4
22.1
21.2
17.4
12.1
15.6
17.9
18.8
17.1
15.5
15.6
16.5
21.0
22.1
12.8
16.8
12.2
11.5
17.8
13.5
Tennant Creek Airport
20.0
21.8
23.7
18.1
18.8
19.0
21.3
20.3
20.8
20.5
20.6
21.4
23.4
20.8
19.9
18.9
18.6
20.1
19.6
18.2
19.0
18.9
22.1
21.2
17.6
16.7
18.3
16.4
17.3
17.1
Alice Springs (15B)
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
Ali Curung
12.6
15.0
21.2
16.1
10.8
13.1
15.7
12.8
16.0
16.8
16.1
15.9
20.6
18.3
16.8
15.8
17.5
11.5
17.6
14.5
15.6
16.8
19.9
16.5
13.2
11.1
12.7
13.8
13.8
11.3
Alice Springs Airport
10.1
17.0
16.7
9.5
7.5
10.5
12.7
11.5
14.4
12.9
14.8
19.0
15.4
9.3
8.1
6.4
8.2
9.6
8.3
9.9
11.8
13.2
10.7
14.2
9.9
11.2
11.1
7.3
7.4
10.0
Arltunga
10.0
10.0
15.9
11.9
7.4
10.7
10.8
11.3
10.5
14.1
16.6
16.6
12.3
12.6
10.3
13.8
8.4
7.2
9.1
15.4
14.8
17.2
6.9
6.4
9.1
11.8
7.4
9.0
Curtin Springs
15.1
18.0
13.2
10.0
12.2
15.4
16.5
16.0
15.5
15.9
19.0
18.4
14.2
11.6
10.7
9.5
9.5
15.1
14.7
14.9
12.1
10.9
8.2
7.5
10.9
14.9
Jervois
15.7
12.7
19.2
11.3
10.9
12.1
13.5
13.8
15.9
13.3
12.1
13.5
18.9
15.8
13.7
11.0
13.5
15.0
10.3
11.3
13.1
16.6
11.5
15.8
10.1
9.7
10.4
11.2
7.0
Kulgera
17.0
20.5
12.3
9.5
14.5
17.9
18.6
16.5
17.0
17.8
19.2
15.8
12.9
9.2
7.9
6.5
6.8
9.4
8.7
11.5
18.6
17.5
16.7
17.7
12.8
12.5
8.0
6.7
12.2
14.9
Papunya
16.0
14.2
18.0
13.0
14.9
16.1
14.4
15.0
21.2
17.5
14.9
11.9
11.0
10.5
13.5
13.0
12.3
10.4
11.6
12.1
11.6
12.9
Rabbit Flat
12.5
12.0
15.9
20.0
15.1
13.0
13.5
15.2
13.4
15.6
14.5
17.5
17.3
15.4
12.5
10.8
9.2
11.3
11.7
11.9
14.7
15.2
10.2
14.4
9.9
9.7
9.6
Territory Grape Farm AWS
11.4
13.5
19.7
11.5
10.9
12.3
15.0
15.3
13.9
15.7
13.8
16.4
18.7
15.3
11.7
10.7
12.4
14.6
10.8
11.3
13.2
15.8
14.7
15.0
12.0
10.1
11.4
9.5
10.3
11.2
Watarrka
19.5
15.0
15.0
15.5
19.0
20.0
18.5
18.5
17.5
17.2
15.5
14.5
14.0
12.5
10.5
12.8
16.0
15.7
16.0
17.5
13.5
14.0
13.2
10.5
6.3
11.5
12.9
12.0
Wulungurru AWS
19.3
19.7
20.8
21.3
22.6
24.3
17.4
19.9
18.9
19.0
18.9
19.9
21.4
19.8
20.6
19.0
15.4
13.6
17.1
17.5
Yuendumu
13.5
14.5
20.2
14.9
15.7
14.6
15.9
16.1
18.0
17.5
17.4
19.9
18.5
16.0
12.5
13.0
11.3
11.6
13.5
12.9
14.9
16.0
16.5
12.2
10.7
14.5
13.8
12.7
13.3
Yulara Aero AWS
13.6
17.8
13.2
11.4
16.3
19.1
17.3
16.9
19.9
17.1
16.2
17.8
14.3
12.3
11.9
10.8
11.5
12.3
12.0
9.8
12.8
15.5
14.0
12.6
10.8
10.9
7.1
8.0
10.8
15.6

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Wednesday 30 April 2008. 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

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Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (08) 8920 3813
Email climate.nt@bom.gov.au