Monday, 30 June 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Northern Territory - Product code IDCKGC12x0
A northwest cloudband over the central parts of the Territory caused rainfall during the end of the first week. Those areas recorded above average rainfall for the month. Temperatures remained within a one-degree range of climatology over most of the Territory.
Rainfall for the month was above average to very much above average over the central parts of the Territory extending from northwest to the southeast. A northwest cloudband that extended over the region during the end of the first week caused widespread rainfall on the 7th and 8th. The rainfall over the north eastern Top End was due to the active gulflines during the middle of the month. The rainfall was below normal over the rest of the Territory.
Some sites had their highest total June rainfall on record.
Some sites had their lowest total June rainfall on record.
Maximum temperatures for the month were mostly within one degree above the long-term mean. Exceptions for this were some areas in the Victoria District where the maximums were up to one degree below average.
The minimum temperatures were within one-degree range of climatology over most of the Territory. The minimums were one to two degrees above normal in the southeast.
Some sites had their warmest June night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.
35.2°C at Middle Point AWS on the 6th|
|Warmest days on average|
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
32.7°C at Middle Point AWS|
|Coolest days on average|
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
19.2°C at Arltunga|
Lowest daily maximum temperature
11.2°C at Alice Springs Airport on the 7th|
11.2°C at Arltunga on the 7th
−1.6°C at Arltunga on the 26th|
|Coolest nights on average|
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
4.8°C at Curtin Springs|
|Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
|23.5°C at Cape Don AWS|
Highest total rainfall
58.4 mm at Gove Airport|
Highest daily rainfall
31.4 mm at Rabbit Flat on the 7th|
|Record highest daily rainfall for June 2008|
Highest daily rainfall (mm)
|Previous highest||Years of
|Mount Skinner||24.0||on the 8th||20.5||on the 10th in 1978||45|
|Suplejack||28.0||on the 7th||23.0||on the 20th in 2007||25|
|Rabbit Flat||31.4||on the 7th||20.6||on the 20th in 2007||11|
|Record highest total rainfall for June 2008|
|Total rainfall (mm)||Previous highest||Years of
|Rabbit Flat||39.4||26.4||in 2005||11|
|Record highest June daily minimum temperature|
Highest daily minimum
|Previous highest||Years of
|Channel Point||24.0||on the 7th||23.0||on the 7th in 1999||11|
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|Summary statistics for June 2008|
|Maximum temperatures (°C)||Minimum temperatures
|Darwin-Daly (district 14GA)|
|Batchelor Aero AWS||31.9||+0.6||33.9||10th||17.7||+0.6||11.7||1st||0||lowest||0%|
|Cape Don AWS||29.6||31.1||5th||23.5||21.6||2nd||0||lowest||0%|
|Delamere Weapons Range||29.1||+0.2||32.0||12th||15.9||+0.7||12.0||25th||0||lowest||0%|
|Dum In Mirrie AWS||31.2||+0.8||33.7||10th||19.3||+0.3||13.7||2nd||0||lowest||0%|
|Jabiru Airport AWS||32.3||+0.7||35.0||5th||20.7||+1.6||16.3||24th||0||lowest||0%|
|Katherine Aviation Museum||30.0||−0.1||32.6||6th||14.3||+0.4||7.9||1st||0||lowest||0%|
|McCluer Island AWS||27.7||−0.2||28.9||7th||23.8||+0.5||22.3||24th||0||lowest||0%|
|Middle Point AWS||32.7||35.2||6th||15.7||9.0||1st||0|
|Pine Creek Council||30.6||33.4||5th||17.7||13.1||1st||0|
|Port Keats Aero||31.5||34.0||13th||17.0||11.8||1st||0|
|Arnhem (district 14BC)|
|Alyangula Police||28.8||+0.2||31.0||6th||19.6||+0.8||15.6||24th||38.5||very high||363%|
|Groote Eylandt Airport AWS||29.5||+0.7||31.9||12th||17.2||+0.5||12.2||24th||16.2|
|Maningrida Aero AWS||31.1||33.0||5th||20.6||16.2||24th||0|
|Roper-Mcarthur (district 14DE)|
|Daly Waters AWS||30.0||+1.4||33.4||11th||13.2||−0.1||9.2||1st||0||lowest||0%|
|McArthur River Mine||31.1||+1.4||34.9||12th||14.7||+2.2||8.2||25th||0||lowest||0%|
|Victoria (district 14F)|
|Barkly (district 15A)|
|Tennant Creek Airport||24.8||+0.3||29.9||12th||13.9||+1.0||9.7||25th||10.8||high||200%|
|Alice Springs (district 15B)|
|Ali Curung||23.5||−0.7||29.4||12th||5.7||26th||36.5||very high||760%|
|Alice Springs Airport||20.1||+0.3||27.5||11th||5.7||+0.6||−0.1||25th||15.8||high||110%|
|Territory Grape Farm||21.5||−0.9||27.1||12th||7.8||+1.6||1.9||26th||42.8||very high||504%|
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 3 pm on Monday 30 June 2008. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.
Normals are long-term means based on observations from
the years 1800 to 2007.
They are not shown for sites with less than 10 years of record in that time, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of "normal" rain.
The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site,
based on the
(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.