Monday, 30 June 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Northern Territory - Product code IDCKGC12x0

Periods of rain in central parts of NT - Northern Territory in June 2008

Summary

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

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 temperature

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.

Minimum temperature

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.

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
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
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
11.2°C at Alice Springs Airport on the 7th
11.2°C at Arltunga on the 7th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−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
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
58.4 mm at Gove Airport
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
31.4 mm at Rabbit Flat on the 7th

Records

Record highest daily rainfall for June 2008

Highest daily rainfall (mm)

Previous highest Years of
record
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
record
Rabbit Flat 39.4 26.4 in 2005 11






Record highest June daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature (°C)
Previous highest Years of
record
Channel Point 24.0 on the 7th 23.0 on the 7th in 1999 11



Summaries

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Summary statistics for June 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 31.9 +0.6 33.9 10th 17.7 +0.6 11.7 1st 0 lowest 0%
Black Point 30.6 +0.7 31.9 20th 22.5 +0.8 18.4 3rd 1.4 high 38%
Cape Don AWS 29.6   31.1 5th 23.5   21.6 2nd 0 lowest 0%
Channel Point 29.6 +0.7 32.5 10th 17.7 0.0 12.5 1st 0 lowest 0%
Darwin Airport 31.4 +0.8 33.8 6th 20.1 +0.2 16.6 1st 0 lowest 0%
Delamere Weapons Range 29.1 +0.2 32.0 12th 15.9 +0.7 12.0 25th 0 lowest 0%
Douglas River 31.8 +0.6 35.0 6th 14.5 +1.0 8.2 2nd 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%
Mango Farm 31.3 +0.1 34.0 11th 15.5 −0.2 8.4 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
Oenpelli 32.0 −0.1 34.0 19th 21.2 +1.6 15.4 1st 0 lowest 0%
Pine Creek Council 30.6   33.4 5th 17.7   13.1 1st 0
Pirlangimpi AWS 31.3 +0.2 32.9 19th 20.2 +1.6 15.7 3rd 0.2 normal 4%
Port Keats Aero 31.5   34.0 13th 17.0   11.8 1st 0
Tindal RAAF 30.3 +0.6 32.6 18th 14.6 +0.3 8.9 1st 0 lowest 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%
Gove Airport 28.4 +0.1 30.2 6th 21.8 +0.5 19.7 2nd 58.4 high 174%
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
Milingimbi AWS 30.9   32.8 5th 20.7   16.6 2nd 0.2
Ngayawili 30.0   31.5 5th 21.3   17.5 2nd 17.6
Warruwi 29.7 +0.5 31.4 20th 22.6 +0.7 20.0 24th 0 lowest 0%
Roper-Mcarthur (district 14DE)
Borroloola 30.3 +0.2 32.8 12th 14.0 +0.8 7.9 25th 0 lowest 0%
Bulman AWS 30.8   33.5 5th 15.8   9.2 1st 0
Centre Island 27.3 +0.6 29.6 19th 20.4 +0.9 17.4 25th 0.4 normal 5%
Daly Waters AWS 30.0 +1.4 33.4 11th 13.2 −0.1 9.2 1st 0 lowest 0%
Larrimah 29.8 +0.6 32.6 12th 14.1 +0.9 9.0 1st 0 lowest 0%
McArthur River Mine 31.1 +1.4 34.9 12th 14.7 +2.2 8.2 25th 0 lowest 0%
Ngukurr 30.1 +0.1 32.2 19th 17.9 +1.6 13.6 24th 0 lowest 0%
Wollogorang 29.6 +0.7 32.6 11th 13.8 +1.7 6.0 25th 0 lowest 0%
Victoria (district 14F)
Kidman Springs 29.9 +0.2 34.0 11th 13.6 +0.4 7.1 25th 0 lowest 0%
Lajamanu 26.1 −0.4 31.5 11th 11.9 +2.2 4.1 25th 32.8 very high 965%
Timber Creek 30.6 +0.3 34.0 12th 15.1 −0.6 7.3 26th 2.4 high 77%
Wave Hill 28.1 0.0 32.5 12th 12.6 +1.3 6.3 25th 12.6 high 257%
Barkly (district 15A)
Brunette Downs 27.8 +1.1 32.5 11th     7.4 27th 0 lowest 0%
Elliott 28.8 +0.4 33.0 11th 14.0 +1.6 7.9 29th 0.1 high 2%
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%
Arltunga 19.2   26.1 12th 4.9   −1.6 26th 45.3 high 268%
Curtin Springs 21.4 +1.3 27.1 11th 4.8 −0.1 −0.5 25th 0 lowest 0%
Jervois 21.5 −0.6 27.1 12th     2.2 26th 34.4 very high 316%
Kulgera 19.9 +1.0 26.7 11th 6.0 +0.6 0.0 15th 1.7 normal 10%
Papunya 22.8   30.0 12th 7.6   1.6 25th 0   0%
Rabbit Flat 25.2 −0.3 30.9 12th 8.6 +1.0 1.7 25th 39.4 highest 588%
Territory Grape Farm 21.5 −0.9 27.1 12th 7.8 +1.6 1.9 26th 42.8 very high 504%
Watarrka 21.6 +0.3 28.5 11th 6.1 −0.9 −0.5 9th 0 lowest 0%
Yuendumu 23.1 +1.0 28.5 12th 8.4 +0.7 1.9 26th 7.2 normal 55%
Yulara Aero 21.5 +1.0 26.4 11th 5.4 −0.2 −0.3 28th 0 lowest 0%

Notes

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 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

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