Northern Territory in December 2012: Low rain and high temperatures

  • Second hottest December on record at Darwin Airport
  • Low rainfall across Top End
  • Monsoon comes late this year

Sparse rainfall across the Top End

On average the North Australian Monsoon sets onto the Top End around the last week of December. This year, however, the monsoon did not arrive in December and rainfall totals for the month were lower than average for all of the Top End. Adelaide River Post Office, Pirlangimpi, Howard Springs Nature Park, and Darwin Hospital all saw their driest December on record. Leanyer, Karama, and Wagait Beach all saw their second driest December on record.

Record low rainfall for Arnhem Land

In addition to the lack of monsoon activity, Arnhem Land experienced a persist ant broad-scale area of very dry air which extended into the middle layers of the atmosphere for most of the month. This dry air prevented gulf lines from initiating convection over land. As gulf lines approached the Gove area from the east they would quickly dissipate leaving Gove and eastern Arnhem Land sorely dry for most of the month. Gove Airport had their second driest December on record with only only 6.4 mm for the month, the long-term December average is 181.2 mm. Maningrida, Milingimbi and Ngayawili all had their lowest rainfall on record and Groote Eylandt Airport had their third driest December on record.

Record hot Days in the NT

Darwin Airport measured their seconded hottest December on record this year with a mean daily maximum temperature of 34.2 °C (the record is 34.4 °C set in December 2002). Middle Point, Pirlangimpi, and Jabiru Airport saw a record high mean daily maximum temperature this year. In Arnhem Land, Ngayawili set a new temperature record with a mean daily maximum temperature of 34.1 °C. The primary reason for these high temperatures is a lack of cloud cover at a time when the monsoon usually cools the land a little. Most of December saw high humidity, and very direct sunlight for many parts of the NT this time of year.

Rainfall

Rainfall across the central NT was mostly average to above average, however, the Top End and the Alice Springs District both saw below average rainfall totals for December. When averaged across the Territory the NT saw near average rainfall with 74.56 mm (long-term mean December rainfall for the NT is 74.42 mm). Darwin Airport received nearly its median rainfall with 203 mm for the month, which is only 80% of its December average. A number of sites received their lowest total December rainfall on record, including: Geriatric Park with 217.2 mm, Adelaide River Post Office with 94 mm, and Howard Springs Nature Park with 47.7 mm.

The wettest overall was Mango Farm with 293.0 mm, followed by Upper Fergusson River with 273.2 mm, and then Victoria River Crossing with 250.5 mm. There are three sites that did not measure any rainfall this month, which is quite unusual for December. These were Coolibah, Gilnockie and Milingimbi. The Next driest places in the NT this month were Daly River Police Station with 1.5 mm, and Cape Wessel with 4.2 mm.

The wettest single day was at Merlin Mine with 137.0 mm on the 16th, followed by Wongalara with 104.2 mm on the 22nd, and then Larrimah with 95.2 mm on the 24th.

Temperature

The mean temperature (average of mean daily maximum and mean daily minimum) for the Northern Territory this month was 30.93 °C, which is 0.58 °C above the long term mean for December. In General, both maximum and minimum temperatures were above average for the month.

The warmest on average was Walungurru with 33.4 °C, followed by Ngukurr with 32.8 °C, and then McArthur River Mine with 32.0 °C. The coolest on average was Kulgera with 28.5 °C, followed by Point Fawcett with 29.2 °C, and then Alice Springs Airport and Gove Airport with 29.4 °C.

Maximum temperature

Darwin Airport saw its second hottest December on record with a mean daily maximum temperature of 34.2 °C, which is 1.6 °C above the long-term average. Temperatures were also high in the Alice Springs District. Alice Springs Airport had a mean daily maximum temperature of 37.5 °C, the hottest December in 22 years and the third highest on record. The NT average daily maximum temperature for December was 37.35 °C, 0.54 °C above average. A new highest December maximum temperature record was set at Black Point where they hit 35.9 °C on the 2nd, passing the old record of 35.5 on the 19th in 2006. jabiru Airport, Pirlangimpi and Black Point all had their highest December mean daily maximum temperature on record.

The hottest day was at Walungurru with 45.3 °C on the 24th, followed by Rabbit Flat with 44.8 °C on the 8th, and then Curtin Springs with 44.4 °C on the 23rd. The warmest days on average were at Walungurru with 40.1 °C, followed by Rabbit Flat with 39.7 °C, and then Ngukurr with 39.2 °C.

The coldest day was at Arltunga with 27.6 °C on the 19th, followed by Kulgera with 27.7 °C on the 18th, and then Tennant Creek Airport with 27.9 °C on the 18th. The coolest days on average were at McCluer Island with 32.7 °C, followed by Darwin Harbour with 33.2 °C, and then Dum In Mirrie with 33.7 °C.

Minimum temperature

Minimum temperatures were above average both across the Top End and in the Alice Springs District, while the Barkly and Victoria River Districts both saw minimum temperatures that were a little below average. When average across the NT the mean minimum temperature for December was 24.51 °C, which is 0.62 °C above the long-term average. Tindal RAAF saw their warmest December night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record with a minimum temperature of 28.8 °C on the 7th. Jabiru Airport, Yulara Aero, and Territory Grape Farm each set new records for the highest December mean daily minimum temperature this month.

The coldest nights this month were all at Watarrka with 13.0 °C on the 19th, and on the 28th, 13.5 °C on the 29th, and Watarrka with 14.0 °C on the 12th. The coolest nights on average were at Kulgera with 21.0 °C, followed by Alice Springs Airport with 21.2 °C, and then Arltunga and Curtin Springs both with 22.6 °C.

The warmest nights on average were at McCluer Island with 28.1 °C, followed by Cape Don with 27.7 °C, and then North East Island with 27.4 °C. The warmest night was at Walungurru with 31.2 °C on the 25th, and again at Walungurru with 30.7 °C on the 31st, followed by Yulara Aero with 30.1 °C on the 24th.

Wind

The strongest wind gust was at Victoria River Downs with 93 km/h on the 2nd, Tindal RAAF with 93 km/h on the 8th, and Bulman with 93 km/h on the 25th. The next strongest gusts were at Lajamanu with 91 km/h on the 3rd, Bradshaw with 91 km/h on the 26th, and Oenpelli Airport with 85 km/h on the 5th.

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Extremes in December 2012
Hottest day 45.3 °C at Walungurru on the 24th
Warmest days on average 40.1 °C at Walungurru
Coolest days on average 32.7 °C at McCluer Island
Coldest day 27.6 °C at Arltunga on the 19th
Coldest night 13.0 °C at Watarrka on the 19th
13.0 °C at Watarrka on the 28th
Coolest nights on average 21.0 °C at Kulgera
Warmest nights on average 28.1 °C at McCluer Island
Warmest night 31.2 °C at Walungurru on the 25th
Warmest on average overall 33.4 °C at Walungurru
Coolest on average overall 28.5 °C at Kulgera
Wettest overall 293.0 mm at Mango Farm
Driest overall 0 mm at Coolibah
0 mm at Gilnockie
0 mm at Milingimbi
Wettest day 137.0 mm at Merlin Mine on the 16th
Highest wind gust 298 km/h at Darwin Harbour on the 18th

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature



Record lowest total December rainfall
Total rainfall
for December 2012 (mm)
Previous driest
for December
Years of
record
Average for
December
Legune 7.8 13.2 in 1992 55 175.1
Adelaide River Post Office 94.0 103.4 in 1986 49 253.0
Howard Springs Nature Park 34.7 46.9 in 1991 43 291.4
Pirlangimpi 82.6 94.4 in 1986 42 348.2
Gilnockie 0.0 32.6 in 1991 24 161.4



Record highest December temperature
Highest temperature
in December 2012 (°C)
Previous warmest
for December
Years of
record
Average for
December
Black Point 35.9 on the 2nd 35.5 on the 19th in 2006 21 32.4



Record highest December mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for December 2012 (°C)
Previous warmest
for December
Years of
record
Average for
December
Jabiru Airport 37.1 36.8 in 2002 35 34.9
Pirlangimpi 34.5 34.2 in 2002 29 32.6
Black Point 33.9 = 33.9 in 2002 20 32.4

 



Record highest December daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in December 2012 (°C)
Previous warmest
for December
Years of
record
Average for
December
Tindal RAAF 28.8 on the 7th 28.3 on the 6th in 1993 25 24.8



Record highest December mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for December 2012 (°C)
Previous warmest
for December
Years of
record
Average for
December
Jabiru Airport 25.5 = 25.5 in 1987 36 24.9
Yulara Aero 23.6 22.6 in 2003 26 20.6
Territory Grape Farm 22.7 22.6 in 2003 20 20.9



Summary statistics for December 2012
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
December
2012
Diff
from
average
Highest for
December
2012
Mean for
December
2012
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
December
2012
Total for
December
2012
Average
for
December
Rank of
December
2012
Fraction of
December
average
Darwin-Daly (district 14GA)
Batchelor Aero 34.9 +1.2 37.4 7th 24.3 +0.2 21.1 9th 178.8 268.0 average 67%
Black Point 33.9 +1.5 35.9 2nd 26.0 -0.1 23.6 28th 58.0 213.5 low 27%
Bradshaw 37.2 +0.7 42.3 7th 25.5 +0.1 22.2 10th 153.8 170.1 average 90%
Cape Don 34.5   36.9 7th 27.7   24.3 11th 92.2 265.3 v low 35%
Central Arnhem Plateau 35.1   39.9 6th 23.8   20.8 24th 196.4 309.1 v low 64%
Croker Island Airport 34.8   36.3 11th 26.3   23.9 28th 28.6
Darwin Airport 34.2 +1.6 36.3 13th 25.4 +0.1 22.3 30th 203.8 251.4 average 81%
Darwin Harbour 33.2   35.0 8th 26.3   20.4 3rd
Delamere Weapons Range 37.4 +1.8 41.6 6th 25.3 +0.8 22.6 23rd 49.6 173.7 v low 29%
Douglas River 36.1 +1.1 38.0 7th 24.2 +0.5 22.7 12th 184.2 207.4 average 89%
Dum In Mirrie 33.7 +1.3 34.7 8th 25.8 -0.3 23.4 12th 132.4 276.6 low 48%
Jabiru Airport 37.1 +2.2 39.3 6th 25.5 +0.6 23.3 23rd 240.2 234.8 average 102%
Katherine Country Club 37.3   41.3 6th 25.2   22.4 24th 140.6
Mango Farm 35.3 +0.5 38.4 6th 24.1 +0.3 22.4 30th 293.0 246.4 average 119%
McCluer Island 32.7 +0.7 34.6 19th 28.1 +1.2 23.6 28th 82.2 218.2 low 38%
Middle Point 36.9 +2.1 39.2 4th 23.9 -0.3 22.7 25th 127.0 237.8 low 53%
Murganella Airstrip 35.6   38.2 6th 23.9   22.0 4th 10.8
Noonamah 36.2   38.5 7th 24.3   22.5 6th 218.8
Oenpelli Airport 37.1   40.8 4th 24.8   23.4 1st 232.2
Pirlangimpi 34.5 +1.9 36.7 4th 24.7 0.0 22.8 31st 82.6 348.2 lowest 24%
Point Fawcett 33.8 +1.5 35.2 9th 24.7 -0.9 22.6 22nd 173.0 308.5 low 56%
Point Stuart 35.2   36.5 28th 25.3   23.5 23rd 134.8 206.0 average 65%
Port Keats Aero 34.4 +0.9 36.4 7th     21.7 12th 100.2 161.4 average 62%
Tindal RAAF 36.9 +1.4 40.9 6th 25.4 +0.6 22.8 24th 150.4 203.3 average 74%
Arnhem (district 14BC)
Cape Wessel 34.9   36.4 30th 26.6   24.6 18th 4.2 136.8 low 3%
Gove Airport 34.5 +1.6 36.1 20th 24.3 -0.3 22.3 4th 6.4 181.2 v low 4%
Groote Eylandt Airport 34.9 +0.8 37.7 19th 24.9 -0.1 22.4 3rd 98.8 189.1 low 52%
Maningrida Aero 34.5   35.7 21st 25.6   22.7 31st 35.2 167.2 v low 21%
Milingimbi 34.5   36.4 30th 26.5   24.8 4th 0 137.8 v low 0%
Ngayawili 34.1 +1.5 36.3 2nd 25.9 +0.3 23.3 12th 46.8 258.9 v low 18%
North East Island 34.0   35.1 28th 27.4   24.0 24th 16.6 94.7 low 18%
Warruwi 34.6 +1.5 36.2 22nd 27.1 +0.9 22.6 23rd 75.2 195.2 low 39%
Roper-Mcarthur (district 14DE)
Borroloola 37.1 +0.8 43.3 6th 25.1 -0.1 22.2 9th 114.8 143.9 average 80%
Centre Island 35.3 +0.7 39.1 6th 27.3 0.0 23.1 17th 90.2 136.6 average 66%
Daly Waters 38.4 +1.1 42.8 7th 24.2 0.0 20.6 7th 56.0 104.4 low 54%
McArthur River Mine 38.5 +0.9 44.1 6th 25.5 +0.6 22.1 9th 65.8 122.6 low 54%
Ngukurr 39.2   43.7 6th 26.4   22.4 10th 107.0
Wollogorang 36.9 +0.2 42.0 6th 23.8 -0.4 19.1 7th 133.1 158.6 average 84%
Victoria (district 14F)
Lajamanu 39.0 +1.0 43.8 8th 23.5 -0.6 18.8 29th 107.6 76.2 high 141%
Timber Creek 38.1 +1.0 43.0 7th 25.3 -0.1 22.5 12th 75.5 174.1 v low 43%
Victoria River Downs 37.8 0.0 43.8 7th 25.2 +0.1 22.6 19th 142.8 117.1 average 122%
Barkly (district 15A)
Brunette Downs 38.1 -0.3 42.6 7th 24.9 +0.6 22.0 23rd 80.8 67.1 high 120%
Elliott 37.7 -0.9 43.8 8th 23.8 -0.6 19.4 28th 124.3 95.9 high 130%
Tennant Creek Airport 37.2 0.0 42.0 8th 24.7 -0.2 20.9 20th 113.6 70.1 high 162%
Alice Springs (district 15B)
Alice Springs Airport 37.5 +2.1 43.2 24th 21.2 +1.0 14.6 6th 24.4 36.9 average 66%
Arltunga 36.4 +2.1 41.2 24th 22.6 +2.6 15.7 6th 28.4 39.6 average 72%
Curtin Springs 37.7 +1.4 44.4 23rd 22.6 +2.2 18.1 19th 19.0 29.1 average 65%
Jervois 38.9 +1.2 43.0 8th 24.0 +2.7 17.5 7th 14.8 38.4 average 39%
Kulgera 36.5 +1.5 42.8 23rd 21.0 +0.7 15.8 27th 9.0 32.8 low 27%
Rabbit Flat 39.7 +1.3 44.8 8th 23.8 +0.2 19.2 29th 64.6 73.9 average 87%
Territory Grape Farm 37.5 +1.2 42.4 8th 22.7 +1.8 17.5 5th 32.6 46.6 average 70%
Walungurru 40.1 +2.1 45.3 24th 26.8 +2.2 21.5 18th 18.0 42.6 average 42%
Yuendumu 37.5 +1.3 42.3 8th 22.8 +1.4 19.5 20th 74.1 46.4 high 160%
Yulara Aero 38.3 +2.0 43.8 23rd 23.6 +3.0 20.1 12th 15.0 41.4 average 36%

Daily maximum temperature
Darwin-Daly (14GA)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Batchelor Aero33.335.536.536.736.837.237.435.735.434.936.133.035.534.434.732.834.235.135.435.531.534.329.934.534.735.435.435.535.735.234.6
Black Point33.935.933.833.733.234.534.933.633.733.834.233.734.034.234.034.033.933.233.533.634.134.232.733.734.234.134.233.933.433.133.9
Bradshaw37.138.939.740.640.340.842.339.538.937.136.033.937.835.236.034.134.736.432.237.433.536.432.634.636.437.337.239.439.638.738.8
Cape Don35.136.834.734.534.636.636.932.634.032.935.234.433.333.533.634.236.133.834.134.335.935.433.833.832.833.935.134.534.035.234.7
Central Arnhem Plateau35.237.637.438.336.539.938.337.636.335.137.735.837.036.734.332.131.934.533.834.431.832.432.731.334.334.033.134.935.134.434.8
Channel Point31.533.433.834.534.033.934.533.033.033.332.033.133.232.732.032.9
Croker Island Airport35.735.935.735.433.634.334.535.135.635.536.334.335.435.733.834.534.435.334.534.834.234.833.335.734.935.034.234.234.332.834.2
Darwin Airport34.234.534.135.334.636.336.335.636.034.134.933.336.333.434.834.232.332.934.935.132.934.029.832.634.333.334.334.234.533.533.0
Darwin Harbour 32.434.533.034.032.934.334.535.034.732.832.434.332.833.232.032.534.334.331.332.529.432.933.632.833.232.633.733.6
Delamere Weapons Range37.840.139.941.140.541.639.939.339.135.438.837.930.433.636.234.736.130.636.335.535.534.838.238.139.939.138.639.2
Douglas River35.336.936.737.637.637.838.036.636.336.036.932.937.035.635.633.435.936.536.536.129.935.336.835.436.436.436.736.137.3
Dum In Mirrie 34.233.933.734.034.434.234.634.734.533.934.432.834.233.234.133.133.434.334.034.233.133.329.933.233.933.634.534.033.233.332.8
Jabiru Airport36.638.138.538.938.139.338.638.137.537.738.838.238.537.537.435.235.137.536.837.335.135.834.735.236.837.536.436.836.536.036.8
Katherine Country Club36.638.038.839.939.341.341.138.636.436.738.436.238.438.135.536.335.535.636.236.933.638.534.133.836.737.638.638.537.137.5
Mango Farm33.636.537.037.636.938.437.437.135.934.436.133.135.934.934.832.734.835.333.135.931.236.029.035.435.835.635.135.136.435.336.7
McCluer Island32.132.331.932.233.634.332.531.431.632.232.132.431.832.232.533.032.933.034.633.034.434.232.432.432.132.534.332.233.332.633.1
Middle Point 37.037.637.739.238.638.738.937.137.437.337.636.537.836.838.134.635.835.737.536.934.436.332.436.736.237.236.937.337.137.335.7
Murganella Airstrip35.736.135.535.636.538.236.135.335.334.635.635.334.935.434.635.135.035.937.837.636.036.334.535.233.535.735.434.135.535.035.4
Noonamah 36.137.137.138.537.238.538.536.837.336.636.534.836.335.936.333.635.634.436.337.134.336.731.734.636.536.836.236.036.236.635.5
Oenpelli38.239.239.439.537.638.438.437.437.834.537.437.538.036.435.637.236.136.636.135.7
Oenpelli Airport37.838.739.840.838.839.338.737.537.336.638.537.737.737.637.236.434.638.236.035.133.534.636.536.936.735.536.335.736.3
Pirlangimpi35.335.235.436.735.136.536.035.035.135.035.034.334.832.933.834.333.934.333.235.530.233.234.533.534.034.434.933.534.5
Point Fawcett34.433.633.634.133.834.435.135.235.233.533.432.133.433.833.334.833.734.034.935.133.234.430.632.134.332.833.633.933.533.733.6
Point Stuart 34.535.135.435.535.736.436.335.335.535.336.135.735.034.435.035.335.434.535.635.935.933.133.034.834.835.634.236.535.135.434.6
Port Keats Aero33.633.233.736.435.535.936.436.035.034.636.333.335.531.734.234.333.034.032.635.134.332.734.034.234.4
Tindal RAAF36.238.338.439.639.040.940.339.036.736.437.635.138.137.935.135.935.635.335.936.233.137.533.533.436.536.037.438.138.236.537.2
Arnhem (14BC)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Cape Wessel34.434.934.734.334.634.835.034.834.233.834.234.834.234.435.234.034.133.935.334.835.234.834.835.835.634.535.936.435.636.435.8
Gove Airport34.234.034.734.934.735.634.034.032.834.433.834.333.033.734.334.134.734.435.436.135.034.935.034.334.634.335.934.034.334.734.3
Groote Eylandt Airport 33.636.937.335.735.634.936.234.433.733.435.235.134.933.535.733.934.537.037.736.435.735.335.432.134.633.435.535.133.832.634.3
Maningrida Aero34.835.735.234.634.634.835.334.834.535.335.234.534.634.232.733.833.934.334.834.535.735.133.134.434.634.333.333.234.334.3
Milingimbi 34.535.134.834.333.833.834.034.233.835.334.734.334.733.833.733.833.934.134.934.335.234.233.434.235.934.034.334.636.435.5
Ngayawili33.936.334.933.533.533.833.834.133.533.835.434.935.133.733.833.433.633.533.934.334.034.133.734.334.633.933.634.733.133.034.2
North East Island32.634.333.433.533.234.333.834.834.433.634.334.334.334.333.532.833.433.833.334.734.234.334.733.435.034.234.635.133.733.734.1
Warruwi34.835.134.834.834.135.734.734.734.334.434.734.434.935.234.934.434.134.635.334.735.836.232.133.333.735.534.933.334.435.333.9
Roper-Mcarthur (14DE)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Borroloola38.438.840.942.241.543.340.438.833.237.937.338.037.639.236.430.129.935.737.337.437.236.334.631.635.939.037.236.835.536.036.8
Bulman 38.440.840.941.842.243.340.739.237.838.738.638.039.239.739.938.235.239.040.1
Centre Island35.935.536.536.537.839.137.636.533.835.635.035.135.037.233.831.732.534.636.034.735.534.435.031.934.936.435.835.834.734.134.5
Daly Waters 37.939.939.440.940.842.642.841.637.539.239.337.037.939.635.035.835.035.034.637.135.536.337.035.337.439.638.640.739.240.041.5
McArthur River Mine39.841.043.141.642.744.141.741.032.638.637.938.939.439.837.729.029.937.838.137.637.137.137.934.439.739.839.338.639.439.9
Ngukurr 39.642.041.142.642.443.741.940.634.738.538.639.139.739.938.736.633.339.740.438.539.540.436.135.137.439.338.539.239.539.539.7
Wollogorang37.038.840.041.540.642.040.038.336.737.634.332.032.033.334.835.235.436.934.437.438.636.936.934.437.536.8
Victoria (14F)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Lajamanu41.040.540.639.740.041.642.843.843.640.136.732.338.739.840.638.336.233.731.636.032.536.738.939.538.938.840.640.642.439.741.3
Timber Creek38.139.339.940.541.141.343.041.637.637.434.038.935.737.235.436.037.433.938.138.038.434.136.735.738.239.140.040.138.938.6
Victoria River Downs38.839.540.140.940.842.043.841.639.937.736.730.638.237.136.535.635.434.632.736.434.536.236.135.536.338.338.740.039.937.538.8
Wave Hill43.843.742.040.137.233.337.939.239.535.735.432.040.140.536.436.037.938.136.838.040.040.240.3
Barkly (15A)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Brunette Downs40.740.440.240.837.440.642.641.838.939.037.036.438.139.637.634.831.735.233.434.235.835.636.139.437.740.040.138.740.539.8
Elliott40.041.140.442.443.743.838.740.336.235.837.438.438.033.033.033.432.535.931.435.036.536.538.637.439.440.238.538.737.5
Tennant Creek Airport39.038.638.838.737.438.640.942.041.139.138.836.738.537.138.735.534.627.929.132.130.436.137.436.538.537.638.538.638.139.239.1
Alice Springs (15B)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Alice Springs Airport38.430.935.030.633.537.140.842.636.738.437.940.242.141.738.036.137.033.528.634.137.038.841.243.239.438.138.238.139.138.838.3
Arltunga36.428.632.836.031.534.738.640.535.737.036.539.340.640.638.034.734.634.727.630.137.038.040.241.239.336.536.236.637.437.538.8
Curtin Springs38.432.636.735.235.038.941.639.432.134.737.641.241.039.035.433.528.136.438.539.541.044.439.639.039.538.538.939.737.5
Jervois41.033.334.932.934.036.740.543.039.440.440.341.342.542.841.239.539.234.331.530.437.440.640.942.142.139.339.841.240.940.741.0
Kulgera38.831.435.731.232.235.740.834.636.441.541.537.033.329.727.731.936.337.240.142.841.536.436.837.537.337.938.540.1
Rabbit Flat40.736.933.539.440.541.643.144.844.341.139.234.538.741.239.136.936.931.334.838.636.339.641.943.041.741.841.442.042.341.441.4
Territory Grape Farm38.934.736.433.235.037.340.142.440.439.439.239.640.740.139.337.637.130.228.631.435.138.939.740.440.139.2
Walungurru40.736.738.134.734.340.243.242.341.839.638.338.839.539.641.540.738.334.238.339.839.541.743.745.343.742.042.541.941.742.038.9
Watarrka36.035.541.441.839.035.228.035.537.939.040.543.443.541.040.038.539.039.540.239.0
Yuendumu38.828.533.633.035.539.541.242.342.039.839.139.839.532.529.532.037.940.039.640.036.538.837.238.639.239.5
Yulara Aero39.234.036.335.834.238.842.037.732.935.338.041.140.239.639.837.734.130.837.539.239.441.543.843.638.840.039.238.839.740.238.9

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Daily minimum temperature
Darwin-Daly (14GA)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Batchelor Aero23.923.824.826.526.623.727.224.621.123.424.024.724.624.725.122.723.324.825.423.723.224.424.423.923.222.624.523.923.424.625.7
Black Point24.426.726.723.924.226.529.826.426.526.025.225.325.626.726.826.825.425.425.827.926.726.025.225.925.527.026.423.626.625.624.3
Bradshaw25.325.927.327.428.226.528.728.327.822.222.223.025.224.526.926.425.526.023.923.526.324.623.223.925.625.024.825.326.224.527.7
Cape Don27.227.928.027.728.129.329.928.328.127.924.325.527.927.829.228.028.929.429.229.028.629.225.527.027.726.926.625.828.725.425.3
Central Arnhem Plateau24.523.623.924.324.924.726.024.625.323.523.124.023.823.925.324.922.324.623.324.623.024.122.320.821.624.524.523.822.623.222.5
Channel Point24.523.824.826.727.925.528.626.022.023.023.824.325.026.326.123.922.024.8
Croker Island Airport25.426.326.924.425.026.229.127.126.726.125.925.625.526.226.427.928.026.025.028.528.026.424.926.325.026.627.223.928.224.525.3
Darwin Airport25.526.324.627.227.026.429.124.625.025.726.225.224.925.726.526.225.225.325.526.123.825.324.025.124.524.924.225.323.822.324.5
Darwin Harbour 27.027.120.428.529.327.328.823.025.525.928.129.028.327.428.424.826.523.926.026.226.227.625.825.624.022.1
Delamere Weapons Range24.725.827.227.328.024.725.827.623.925.823.525.627.025.024.924.025.327.524.922.623.425.124.723.824.726.225.025.5
Douglas River23.024.524.025.524.826.624.623.223.424.722.724.023.925.224.923.524.925.125.324.122.924.123.425.223.223.323.624.2
Dum In Mirrie 26.925.923.727.927.324.926.827.723.824.925.723.425.125.927.525.625.227.126.725.725.925.624.925.425.626.226.325.323.425.227.4
Jabiru Airport24.926.326.225.426.125.027.927.026.225.325.826.026.126.225.825.425.826.924.527.024.225.923.323.625.124.924.824.924.924.724.3
Katherine Country Club24.224.925.227.426.926.828.926.025.223.725.125.524.525.925.925.124.325.625.325.325.225.423.422.425.424.924.924.223.124.9
Mango Farm24.323.923.925.725.524.726.324.222.922.824.724.223.124.124.924.123.224.024.723.824.825.423.623.223.422.924.723.622.425.4
McCluer Island28.628.628.627.928.328.729.029.128.828.229.028.628.528.628.928.829.029.128.829.228.929.326.726.625.729.429.623.627.524.823.7
Middle Point 23.023.824.324.824.223.326.325.622.923.123.423.823.824.323.424.023.024.024.623.323.123.724.225.222.723.024.624.124.024.424.3
Murganella Airstrip22.624.124.422.023.223.824.523.924.324.223.622.422.623.323.824.924.223.222.423.925.424.022.925.424.325.425.522.625.625.424.0
Noonamah 23.923.924.325.626.122.527.325.923.523.523.823.924.124.125.124.623.924.124.423.323.124.124.725.323.423.024.623.623.624.424.8
Oenpelli24.624.023.124.923.225.223.624.623.824.325.724.824.425.224.423.223.825.626.123.4
Oenpelli Airport23.425.124.324.425.323.627.124.624.824.424.923.825.124.024.924.225.126.124.724.223.525.625.025.625.623.825.425.723.7
Pirlangimpi24.724.925.625.124.726.624.123.624.925.825.324.223.423.924.725.625.124.625.124.724.624.424.224.123.925.525.425.626.223.922.8
Point Fawcett24.223.124.826.626.926.329.926.025.124.624.224.124.323.624.625.625.125.025.223.624.222.623.323.324.124.224.324.324.624.623.8
Point Stuart 25.125.126.525.526.024.326.928.624.524.325.825.725.925.125.825.624.525.625.825.824.324.923.524.824.124.525.425.324.725.224.9
Port Keats Aero26.924.225.826.827.527.227.127.925.125.421.724.724.125.326.125.125.025.924.924.924.323.524.424.1
Tindal RAAF24.825.425.626.726.126.628.826.325.723.723.926.024.726.625.925.323.926.025.625.325.625.523.822.825.425.125.825.324.623.925.2
Arnhem (14BC)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Cape Wessel26.927.227.326.426.626.426.228.527.625.126.627.227.025.927.427.025.524.625.425.325.827.126.225.426.925.728.326.427.228.328.4
Gove Airport24.223.823.322.323.224.727.725.223.822.323.723.122.923.425.824.724.023.823.724.723.824.325.224.125.025.025.726.024.724.423.6
Groote Eylandt Airport 24.623.822.422.625.523.026.525.124.924.223.622.623.524.424.228.726.925.228.425.424.025.726.224.825.225.125.428.425.624.222.4
Maningrida Aero24.825.825.624.125.325.726.827.126.625.725.724.624.124.826.025.826.425.626.325.927.026.524.425.225.925.126.125.725.622.7
Milingimbi 26.026.527.124.826.026.427.527.726.526.526.825.725.326.628.227.026.726.326.226.727.228.025.426.326.925.627.226.427.524.8
Ngayawili24.324.124.124.124.929.029.226.724.724.023.823.323.824.227.928.827.124.928.629.225.027.725.325.825.625.426.028.327.325.924.5
North East Island27.126.026.526.727.627.227.927.926.827.026.526.226.327.727.627.928.027.827.827.827.427.928.424.028.828.528.729.229.026.825.1
Warruwi26.227.128.725.726.827.528.228.627.526.526.926.926.727.027.427.128.127.527.128.928.328.822.625.928.327.728.424.227.726.624.0
Roper-Mcarthur (14DE)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Borroloola24.324.226.424.826.624.423.226.122.223.225.525.326.125.327.225.425.323.426.225.927.425.425.323.825.124.927.125.325.524.322.2
Bulman 24.224.422.525.925.325.224.724.424.724.224.825.326.026.625.626.325.326.7
Centre Island26.827.227.827.228.327.327.228.527.027.228.227.227.627.929.026.323.126.627.827.927.927.726.724.925.427.728.428.828.625.927.0
Daly Waters 23.823.323.523.622.823.120.627.827.822.723.923.022.824.626.725.625.626.722.824.926.023.624.023.023.525.524.822.225.222.323.1
McArthur River Mine23.824.328.226.926.523.222.727.222.123.225.826.226.026.428.725.825.223.926.826.528.125.625.224.324.727.126.526.324.722.5
Ngukurr 25.925.925.724.927.426.425.128.228.822.426.527.126.227.429.226.225.626.227.927.727.227.724.625.124.226.527.927.326.126.526.1
Wollogorang23.825.026.024.524.021.019.125.022.525.525.424.622.023.025.425.025.023.520.025.624.724.725.223.722.321.5
Victoria (14F)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Lajamanu24.624.925.922.623.522.221.421.626.724.122.022.622.525.825.423.822.623.522.523.123.324.324.624.523.822.826.321.918.824.124.1
Timber Creek26.925.127.027.427.126.523.428.023.924.922.523.523.026.426.626.026.223.023.627.626.223.023.225.524.123.726.927.124.326.1
Victoria River Downs26.624.825.926.025.726.723.526.826.724.025.124.023.922.825.626.424.924.622.624.127.425.625.326.526.425.526.025.223.224.425.7
Wave Hill22.027.521.723.622.622.226.127.426.122.721.021.425.823.725.125.226.525.725.323.020.725.0
Barkly (15A)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Brunette Downs26.227.628.029.423.425.224.525.528.524.323.924.123.325.224.325.524.825.423.024.824.822.023.224.323.223.522.625.524.125.5
Elliott23.226.426.524.824.624.528.123.621.623.022.825.225.123.424.624.423.423.825.123.222.422.922.923.823.719.424.421.422.6
Tennant Creek Airport26.727.827.027.526.526.426.525.326.724.023.721.624.127.125.423.122.722.721.720.923.623.222.723.225.124.525.325.425.125.324.8
Alice Springs (15B)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Alice Springs Airport25.221.721.323.315.114.617.620.925.319.022.922.223.429.126.122.723.023.220.921.020.222.022.923.122.921.117.416.616.917.417.8
Arltunga26.220.719.823.419.215.716.517.126.622.523.727.221.326.824.421.326.323.021.420.619.022.021.720.028.223.724.522.524.325.624.7
Curtin Springs23.421.620.421.521.022.023.126.521.722.020.225.022.525.020.722.218.122.125.522.530.021.621.024.022.522.621.3
Jervois27.223.623.325.218.818.117.519.327.724.425.822.326.824.829.126.827.022.524.121.620.926.824.827.528.623.919.421.725.123.625.3
Kulgera22.017.721.118.820.423.026.420.621.822.922.822.724.124.720.319.119.020.321.920.826.424.717.815.819.518.616.018.8
Rabbit Flat27.123.024.122.523.722.122.722.324.825.524.026.824.524.523.324.522.122.123.724.823.723.724.624.525.824.025.521.819.222.922.7
Territory Grape Farm24.321.820.823.717.518.218.819.726.222.325.923.324.626.825.023.522.722.621.921.121.125.225.122.824.823.120.6
Walungurru27.123.323.426.225.224.426.228.429.626.024.527.627.228.425.629.325.621.523.525.328.028.425.329.531.227.927.226.827.329.730.7
Watarrka23.026.114.023.320.913.021.122.427.027.027.925.518.015.513.013.517.524.4
Yuendumu25.822.620.421.519.922.020.022.428.423.325.427.221.421.220.820.919.521.024.224.726.919.923.123.524.023.5
Yulara Aero22.421.521.524.023.721.823.125.021.922.622.520.125.027.526.026.326.322.420.124.527.121.621.030.125.724.322.822.522.921.023.6

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Daily rainfall
Darwin-Daly (14GA)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Adelaide River East - - - - - 11.5 - 1.0 30.0 8.0 - - 10.0 - - - 29.5 11.0 23.5 - 0.5 - 2.0 3.0 17.0 16.5 0.5 5.5 15.5 1.0 0.5
Adelaide River Post Office 5.0



3.0
15.0 7.0






3.0
7.0
1.0
2.0
1.0 16.0
2.0 29.0 1.0 2.0
Adelaide River Town 2.0 - - - - 2.5 - 4.5 3.0 2.5 0.5 - - - - - 1.5 - 5.0 1.0 - 0.5 1.5 0.5 1.0 15.5 - 2.0 3.0 0.5 0.5
Adelaide River West 1.5 2.0 - - - 7.0 - 3.5 3.5 16.0 - - 0.5 - 14.0 - 2.0 - 2.5 - 1.5 - 3.0 1.5 1.0 9.0 - 7.5 7.0 1.5 6.5
Batchelor Aero 13.0 - - - - 3.0 0.2 0.6 8.2 10.0 - - - - 30.2 10.8 33.8 0.2 - - 2.8 0.2 0.6 - 25.8 1.4 7.4 2.2 28.2 0.2 -
Beeboom Crossing




1.0 - - - 33.5 - 0.5 - 22.5 - - 2.0 - - - 12.0 - - - 52.0 7.5 3.0 10.5 - 0.5 -
Berry Springs Rangers




14.8




13.6

0.4









2.6 2.4 29.8 4.0

Birdie Creek 2.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 1.0 - - - 0.5 1.5 8.0 - 0.5 16.5 - - 8.5 20.0 17.0 - - 0.5 - 18.0 1.0 -
Black Point - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 26.8 - - - - - 7.4 0.2 - - - 14.2 - - 9.4
Bradshaw - - - - - - - - - 43.8 18.6 11.4 - 11.2 - - 0.8 - 15.2 16.6 - 17.6 3.4 0.8 - - 13.2 0.2 - 0.8 0.2
Cape Don - - - 0.6 - - - - 1.0 - 11.6 37.4 - - - - - 0.4 - - - - 19.8 0.2 - 1.8 5.0 1.2 - 11.8 1.4
Cdu Katherine Rural Campus







10.0 18.0


3.0 2.0




40.8

20.0




55.0
Central Arnhem Plateau - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39.6 2.4 - - 30.2 1.2 47.0 3.8 32.6 - 0.8 11.6 17.4 0.2 9.6
Channel Island »» 7.6 5.2 - - - - 7.6 »» »» 7.4 2.8
- 26.0
30.0 - »» -

11.4 -

3.4 17.6 22.0 3.2 1.0
Channel Point 20.8 8.0 - - - - - - 14.2 6.4 »» 3.8 0.2 0.4 - 0.6 13.6 »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» 67.0 7.8
Charles Darwin University »» »» 0.8 - - - - »» »» 20.2 - 10.6 - - »» »» 0.1 - - -










Croker Island Airport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.8 - 0.2 5.0 - 13.0 - 5.0 2.6
CSIRO Berrimah »» »» 1.6



»» »» 7.9 0.8 6.9 6.4
»» »» 0.4 7.4

2.6









Cullen River 0.5 - - - - - 4.0 13.5 - 9.5 0.5 - - 1.0 0.5 13.0 1.0 - 1.0 - 21.5 2.5 79.0 8.5 0.5 25.5 4.5 12.5 0.5 5.5 -
Daly River Police Station - - - - - 1.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Darwin Airport - - 8.8 - - - - 5.8 0.4 - - 12.6 4.8 - - 1.8 0.4 17.6 1.4 - 2.2 0.4 77.6 - 12.8 - 15.4 4.0 3.8 16.8 17.2
Darwin Botanic Gardens

5.6 1.2


6.4

9.6 16.4 2.2
»» »» 32.8 0.4

3.2
75.8

0.7 2.8 0.4 0.6 5.6 10.4
Darwin Hospital »» »» 6.5


2.5 »» »» 1.5
0.6
2.2



9.2
1.5 »» »» 46.2 »» »» 8.8
»» »» 15.6
Darwin River Dam 10.0 20.0


9.8
4.8 22.6 19.6

6.6

0.4 8.0
0.4
3.3




10.0 6.4 6.6 1.6
Darwin River Ridge 24.8 29.4 - - 0.4 14.4 - 3.6 12.8 17.8 - - 18.4 1.8 1.0 7.4 15.6 - 0.4 - 6.0 0.2 0.2 - - - 18.0 16.0 2.0 7.2 -
Delamere Weapons Range - - - - - 0.2 -
1.0 -
- 4.6 1.2 - 1.8 0.4
1.8 - - - 25.4 - - - 9.4 - - - 3.8
Dorisvale Crossing 9.5 0.5 - - - - - - - 15.0 9.5 0.5 3.0 0.5 - - 1.5 - 18.0 - - - 68.5 3.0 - - - 7.5 - 20.0 -
Douglas River 51.6 - -
- - - - 0.2 15.6 0.2 14.0 - 17.0 - - 1.0 - 1.0
-
2.0 0.6 11.0 21.4 0.8 47.6 - - 0.2
Dry River GS 4.5 0.5 - - - 2.5 - - - 0.5 - - - - 5.0 - - 6.0 4.0 - 3.0 - 14.5 19.0 - - - - - 2.5 -
Dum In Mirrie - - 16.6 - - 3.2 - - 2.8 0.2 - 25.4 0.2 - - 1.4 - - - - - - 34.8 - - - - - 35.4 12.2 0.2
Edith Falls Ridge 4.0 - - - - - - 0.2 - 12.4 2.8 - - 4.0 - - - - 7.8 0.2 2.2 0.2 61.2 20.2 0.2 0.6 - 33.4 - 19.6 -
Edith Farms Road

2.0




12.8 32.4 1.4 3.2
3.0

7.8
24.2
4.2 0.4 42.6 15.2
2.8
0.4
48.8
Elizabeth Valley - - - - - - - - - - - 1.2 - - 9.6 6.4 - 0.4 4.0 - 57.0 - 26.2 - - 5.6 30.2 31.0 27.6 5.6 1.0
Fanny Creek 81.0 - - - - - - - 4.0 - - - - - - 6.4 - - 17.2 - - 18.2 28.2 34.6 - - 5.6 10.4 18.2 5.2 -
Fergusson River - 8.0 0.5 - - - - - 3.5 9.5 2.5 - - 5.0 0.5 0.5 2.0 - 20.0 - 29.0 0.5 26.5 - 3.0 7.5 - 1.0 - 35.0 -
Fish River 0.2 - 0.8 - - - - - - 17.0 1.6 8.0 5.2 - 21.4 - 2.0 - 12.8 9.2 - - 6.2 0.2 - 27.2 - 25.4 - 32.2 -
Flora River Kathleen Falls - - - - - - - - 1.5 4.5 2.5 17.5 4.5 41.0 - - - 22.0 13.5 - - - 58.0 0.5 - - 33.0 - - 3.0 -
Foelsche Headland 14.4







2.6 4.4 - - - 5.0 10.4














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»» »» »» 49.0













Geriatric Park - - - - - - - - - 5.4 31.6 29.4 - - - - 3.2 3.6 6.4 - - - 41.4 - 26.6 6.2 14.2 17.8 4.8 20.0 6.6
Howard Springs Nature Park

9.8





0.4
5.4



2.5 0.8

2.0
2.6



11.2


Humpty Doo Collard Road
1.0 9.2 1.6
0.8
0.6 0.5
3.2 7.0 0.4 0.6 6.6 0.2 3.4 8.4 11.2
27.0
6.2

6.4 22.8 9.0 26.2 18.6 25.2
Ironwood Station 0.5 2.5 - - - - - - 6.5 11.5 0.5 - - - - 2.0 29.0 1.0 - - 0.5 0.5 59.0 13.0 - 0.5 - - - 44.5 -
Jabiru Airport 31.8 - - - - 2.2 - - - 2.4 - - - - 1.0 33.0 - - 36.8 - 12.0 5.2 70.6 0.8 0.2 - 4.6 0.2 27.8 3.0 8.6
Karama -
















-
10.0 »» 48.2

- 4.0 - 9.0 19.2 4.8
Katherine Aviation Museum - - - - - - - - - - 1.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 61.8 12.8 »» 4.2 0.2 - - 27.6 -
Katherine Bridge 0.5 1.5 - - - - - - 3.0 1.5 1.5 - - - 1.0 - 15.0 1.5 1.0 - 1.0 - 63.0 14.5 - 0.5 - - - 21.0 0.5
Katherine Council »» »» 2.2 - - - - »» »» 6.0 1.8 - - - »» »» 11.8 2.0 0.8 - 0.6 - »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» 99.0
Katherine Country Club 1.4 5.2 - - - - - - 1.4 2.8 0.6 - 0.6 - 1.3 - 22.7 1.2 0.4 - 1.6 - 60.4 17.2 - »» 0.4 - - 23.4 -
King River Stuart Highway 0.5 - - - - 1.0 - - - 4.5 - - 8.0 - - - 40.5 - - - 10.0 0.5 29.0 59.5 - - - 4.0 - 1.0 -
Lambell's Lagoon
1.2

8.0




8.0




27.0 13.4 0.2
12.0
1.4

1.4 4.2
9.0 6.8 50.2
Leanyer
0.4 0.4



2.6

0.2








8.0 - 53.2
2.4
2.6 1.4 5.0 16.8 3.2
Litchfield
14.8





22.8 30.6
10.2 73.8

7.8 18.5 25.5




10.3




35.8 -
Majestic Orchids 47.2 9.8

0.4 12.2
12.8 »» 18.0


4.2
3.6

12.0
14.2









Mango Farm 0.2 - - - - 1.2 - - - 26.2 - 0.6 56.0 - 7.4 5.6 53.2 23.8 24.4 - - - 1.2 - 33.4 31.6 3.2 9.8 - 15.2 -
Marrara - - 5.4 0.2 - - - 3.0 - - - 9.2 - - - 0.2 - - 0.8 - 1.8 0.2 80.0 0.2 1.6 - 8.2 0.2 13.8 17.4 5.0
Mary River Rangers 16.8 2.2


5.8
2.0 0.4 1.4
5.3


25.0 6.2
6.1
14.2 1.4 8.6 18.4 2.6 8.0 15.4 3.8 23.4 16.2 0.4
McCluer Island - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16.4 - - 19.0 0.2 42.0 4.6
McMinns Lagoon










11.4





25.4
8.4
0.8


5.0 4.0 30.4 14.8 32.8
Middle Point 4.0 16.4 - - - 10.6 0.2 3.2 - - 3.0 - - - - - 0.8 12.8 39.2 - 10.2 1.8 0.6 - - 0.6 6.8 - 8.8 3.4 4.6
Mount Felix 1.2 - - - - - - - - 2.6 - - - - 0.4 29.0 0.4 0.2 3.0 - 1.8 0.4 50.0 9.6 - 12.6 - - 3.0 3.4 -
Mount Nancar


















- - - 7.5 0.5 22.0 17.5 - 6.0 - 28.0 -
Mount Stow 1.6 - 2.0 - - 1.0 - - - 2.6 - - - - 5.0 5.8 0.2 1.0 0.2 - 2.0 7.2 18.0 36.2 - - 1.8 2.0 17.8 0.4 -
Murganella Airstrip - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.6 - 10.0 - - 0.2 - - -
Nightcliff Pool - 0.2 0.4 - - - - 0.4 2.6 - - 11.8 0.8 1.8 0.2 0.2 5.8 - - - 1.8 0.2 45.8 - - - 0.2 - 4.6 13.0 8.0
Nitmiluk Rangers 21.0 0.3 - - - 0.8 - - - 21.1 - »» 6.4 - 0.3 - 2.0 - 12.0 - 4.0 - 47.0 49.8 - - - 3.0 - 43.6 -
Nitmiluk Ridge 20.2 0.4 - - - - - - - 24.2 0.6 - 8.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.8 - 10.8 - 2.2 - 44.4 51.2 - - - 2.2 - 43.0 -
Noonamah - 1.6 2.0 5.0 - 13.0 - - - - 4.8 - - - 9.6 6.0 - 0.2 2.6 - 55.0 - 24.0 0.2 - 8.6 22.6 36.4 20.8 4.6 1.8
Oenpelli 11.4 - - - - - - - 1.8 - - - - - - - - 1.4 - - »» 45.4 74.0 »» »» »» »» 2.4 - 1.4 7.4
Oenpelli Airport 2.6 - - - - 8.0 - - 18.0 4.8 - - - - - 17.6 - - - - 0.2 84.8 79.4 - - - 1.2 10.8 - 0.2 4.6
Palmerston 9.6 »» 8.8 - - - - 20.8 »» 0.2 4.0 6.4 - - - »» 3.2 2.0 4.4 - 11.8 - »» 2.0 »» »» 3.2 7.0 41.8 »» 25.2
Pinelands 0.6 - 1.6 - - - - 26.0 0.2 - 5.6 8.8 0.2 - - 5.6 - 19.0 0.2 - 1.4 - 15.2 0.4 2.0 - 22.0 - 8.4 30.0 8.4
Pirlangimpi - - - 0.4 - - 4.8 21.8 - - - 0.6 11.2 - - - - - 0.2 2.8 -

6.4 2.4 0.2 - - 0.2 22.4 9.2
Point Fawcett 0.2 15.4 - - - - - - 0.4 22.0 1.4 4.8 2.0 3.6 - - - - - - 3.6 0.2 6.2 3.6 1.0 10.4 17.8 6.0 5.4 29.4 39.6
Point Stuart 4.8 - 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 8.8 15.8 - - - 2.6 - - 0.8 - 58.6 - - - - - 0.2 - 42.8
Port Keats Aero - 19.6 12.2 0.2 0.2 - - - -

33.6 -

- 0.2 1.2 0.2 1.0 - - 31.6
0.2 -




Seventeen Mile Creek 4.5 - 0.5 - - - - - - 11.0 - - 10.0 0.5 13.0 0.5 2.0 0.5 - - 4.5 - 44.0 65.0 - - - 1.5 0.5 19.0 -
Shoal Bay 2.2 5.0 -



6.0 -





- - - -
3.0
45.0 1.0 19.0 - 25.0 0.2 5.0 34.0 9.0
Sleisbeck 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28.5 - - 11.5 - - 29.0 9.0 0.5 - - 16.0 1.0 0.5 2.5 -
Stokes Hill - 4.0 8.0 5.8 - - - 13.2 6.2 - 8.6 0.2 1.2 - - 11.0 7.2 - - - 5.0 - 31.8 - 0.6 1.0 1.8 7.2 1.0 7.4 11.4
The Chase - 0.2 13.6 0.6 - - - 7.4 0.2 - 7.4 8.2 - 2.0 - 6.4 - 1.4 2.0 - 13.6 - 3.4 0.2 8.6 - 4.4 9.6 50.0 21.8 1.0
Theyona Station 1.5 - - - - - - - 1.0 8.5 4.5 13.5 0.5 - 7.0 - - 4.0 14.0 0.5 0.5 1.5 19.0 - - 11.5 - 71.5 - 19.0 0.5
Tindal RAAF 0.8 - - - - 5.0 - 5.8 3.8 2.2 7.8 - - - - 2.2 33.6 2.0 - - - - 46.2 23.8 0.6 - - 0.2 - 16.2 0.2
Tipperary 9.0 -






9.5
11.0

37.0 39.0




10.0 10.2

35.0
25.0


Upper Adelaide River 9.2 - - - - - - - 8.0 16.6 - - 17.0 - - - 11.4 5.4 17.0 - 0.2 0.2 5.4 2.0 2.2 3.8 - 15.2 14.2 7.6 5.0
Upper Fergusson River 12.2 0.6 0.4 - - - - - 12.8 3.6 - - 44.2 11.8 0.2 - 0.8 - 0.6 - 38.4 0.4 17.8 71.4 8.0 11.0 0.8 11.4 2.8 24.0 -
Upper Katherine River - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23.5 13.5 - - - 14.5 0.5 32.5 11.5 9.5 6.5 - 21.5 31.0 - -
Upper Seventeen Mile Creek 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.2 - - 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.4 - 0.6 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.4 1.2 1.4 1.6






Wagait Beach »» »» 0.4 2.4

1.2 »» »» 21.2
0.2

»» »» 5.0


1.8









Walker Creek 12.2 25.0


2.6
7.6 10.0 37.0

10.2
5.0
13.2 1.0

14.2




16.6 2.8 34.4

Wandie Creek - - 4.4 - - 3.4 - 8.6 0.6 1.6 - - - 9.2 - - 30.4 - 0.8 - 22.2 - 23.6 10.8 - 20.0 - 18.4 13.0 15.4 -
Yeuralba Ridge - - - - - 0.8 - - - 9.4 - - - - - 8.8 0.6 1.0 12.4 0.2 - - 57.4 29.2 4.8 12.2 - 2.8 - 8.2 -
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Cape Wessel - - - - - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 - - - 3.2 -
Gove Airport - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0
Groote Eylandt Airport - 4.4 - - - - - 5.6 10.0 0.2 - 0.2 - - 13.4 - - - - - - 0.2 - - 11.2 16.4 9.2 - 8.2 3.0 16.8
Maningrida Aero - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0 1.4 - - - - - - 7.8 - 0.8 - -
- - 19.2
Milingimbi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Ngayawili - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.4 - - 4.4 23.6 - - - 16.4
Nhulunbuy DTW





























7.0
North East Island - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.4 - - - - - 1.2 10.0
Warruwi - - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - - 57.6 1.2 - - - 6.6 - - 9.4
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Baileys Grave 0.5 - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - 19.0 2.5 - - 2.0 13.0 14.0 - 33.5 - - - - - - -
Beswick Bridge - - - - - - - - - 4.5 - - - 2.5 1.5 - 20.5 - 7.5 - - 6.5 72.5 14.5 0.5 9.0 - - - 1.0 -
Bing Bong Port - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - - - 61.0 3.6 - - - - 8.0 0.8 17.0 - - - - 34.0
Borroloola - - - - - - - - 4.0 3.4 - - - - - 0.6 0.4 18.2 - 0.8 - 8.2 3.8 58.2 0.8 - - 9.2 - 7.2 -
Bulman
- - - - - - 3.2 - 0.4 - - - - - 16.0 - 1.8 - -
1.0 54.6 2.2 0.2 15.4 0.2 - 0.4 1.6 0.2
Cave Creek Station 10.6







13.0





1.4 0.1 4.0

2.4 40.0 18.0 8.0

5.6

-
Central Waterhouse - 0.2 - - - - - - - 10.6 - - - - - 8.2 6.0 0.2 6.2 0.2 - 14.4 27.8 32.6 1.6 4.4 - 1.6 - 2.2 0.2
Centre Island - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28.2 29.0 - - - - - 0.2 14.2 14.2 - - - - 4.4 -
Conways 3.6 - 3.2 - - - - - - 5.4 - - - - - 5.0 - 12.2 8.8 - 0.6 2.0 23.2 10.8 - - - 6.6 17.2 0.6 -
Daly Waters 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 3.4 4.2 0.6 - - - 0.2 34.2 - - 8.0 - 4.6 - - - 0.6 - - -
Diljin Hill 0.5 - - - - - - - - 3.0 - 3.5 - - - 3.5 - - 28.5 - - 2.5 33.0 42.5 5.0 0.5 5.0 8.5 - 2.0 -
Favenc Range - - - 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - - 7.5 11.0 - 4.5 54.5 1.5 22.5 - 69.0 2.0 13.5 0.5 - - 1.0 -
Gallipoli














38.4








2.2




Gilnockie

-



























Gorrie











6.8




15.4


4.0 29.2




6.0
Hidden Valley











39.5






32.5 11.5








Hodgson River


















34.2
17.0 16.0







Lakefield















14.6 3.2 10.0

8.6 6.0







Larrimah

















7.4
18.2 22.4 7.2 95.2






Mainoru Outstation Store 0.4 - - - - - - - 5.6 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 72.6 7.2 - 0.8 - - 20.6 - 0.6
Maranboy Hill - - - - - - - 7.0 - 1.2 - - - - 0.6 2.4 22.2 - - 0.2 - 11.2 41.6 10.4 - - - 16.2 - 28.4 -
Mataranka Homestead Resort







0.6 14.4







3.0


39.0
4.9





McArthur River Borroloola - - - - - - - - 5.0 2.5 - - - - - - 2.0 16.5 - - - 2.5 3.0 38.0 - - - 2.5 - 14.0 -
McArthur River Mine - - - - 1.4 - - - 12.4 0.4 - - - - - 1.8 - 3.4 - 1.6 - 1.0 3.4 15.6 24.8
- - - - -
Nathan River







8.8 15.0




36.6














Ngukurr - - - - - - - - - 11.4 - - - - - 5.4 2.2 - - - - - 37.4 2.0 43.0 - - 5.6 - - -
Nutwood Downs












10.4
3.0

1.6 7.4
38.2 23.8 17.8 7.4



6.0
Roper River Mataranka 28.0 - - - - - - - - 24.5 - - - - - - - - 1.5 - - 4.5 4.5 1.5 - - - 1.0 - 0.5 -
Snowdrop Creek 1.8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 49.0 - 1.6 - - - 3.0 - 13.2 86.4 9.8 - - - - - -
Upper Waterhouse River 15.2 - 3.4 - - - - - 3.8 0.6 - - - 0.4 - 7.0 0.6 27.8 10.6 - - - 17.8 41.4 0.2 1.4 - 24.4 15.8 - -
Warlock Ponds - - - - - - - - - 8.0 0.5 - - - - - 4.5 9.5 - - 1.0 22.0 4.0 26.5 - - - - - 4.0 0.5
West Waterhouse 26.8 - - - - - - - - 1.2 - - - 1.4 - 13.4 - - 1.4 - 3.0 - 30.0 45.8 - 2.0 5.4 11.2 6.0 2.2 -
Wollogorang - - - - - - - - 26.8 - 10.2 - »» »» »» 38.2 6.0 14.0 1.2 - 1.6 »» »» 31.7 - - - - - 2.3 1.1
Wongalara















37.4

24.0
104








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Bradshaw Homestead










23.0



18.0
4.2 1.2

6.2

8.0 11.8

16.4 4.0
Bradshaw Range Control - - - - - - 0.4 - 7.4 7.4 5.6 29.4 - 7.6 - - - - 5.0 - - - 37.2 - 6.6 6.0 2.2 - - 2.8 9.8
Bullita
10.3 1.0





31.5
15.8
1.2
13.2
1.0 87.6





6.4 9.4 1.4


Coolibah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dashwood Crossing - 1.0 1.6 - 0.6 - - - 5.8 26.2 6.2 18.4 - 22.8 - - 3.8 0.4 70.6 - - - - - - 6.4 - - - 12.4 -
Kalkarindji 0.6 0.2 - 11.8 1.0 - - - - 2.6 13.0 5.6 0.8 0.4 2.2 4.4 37.6 8.8 35.6 0.2 - - 20.8 - 0.4 - - - - - -
Keep River Rangers 3.8 1.6
2.8




16.2 0.9 7.5
2.5
24.8 2.4
38.2



16.0
13.7 6.3

2.7 19.0
Kidman Springs

0.2




11.6



1.2

0.8




2.2

7.6


8.4
Lajamanu 0.2 - - 26.4 0.2 - - - - 1.0 3.2 1.4 5.8 - - 2.2 2.2 17.4 24.4 0.2 22.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - -
Legune












7.8
















Limbunya 44.4








15.0 27.4 8.0
4.2
22.6













Mistake Creek Homestead 0.2 28.4 - 0.2 0.6 - - - - 11.0 12.0 1.6 0.2 - - - 14.2 17.2 51.4 0.6 33.6 2.2 36.6 - - 1.4 2.6 0.2 - 5.0 -
Old Delamere - 0.8 - - - 6.8 - - 1.4 12.6 3.2 - - 2.8 3.4 - - - 15.4 - - 40.6 3.2 - - 1.4 0.8 - - 2.6 5.2
Pigeon Hole








2.8 11.4




31.0 35.0 45.0



20.0





6.0
Riveren


16.0











15.4













Rosewood

31.0





22.0
5.0
15.0



85.2











Shoeing Tool Bore - - - 2.6 - - - - - 7.6 0.2 8.4 - - 0.4 - - - 77.0 - 5.2 6.2 - - - 0.2 0.6 - - 18.4 0.4
Sunshine Bore 19.6 1.4 - 17.0 - - - - - 4.0 - 4.4 0.2 - 9.8 1.0 10.6 14.4 15.6 - 12.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Suplejack

7.0 4.5










5.0 4.2


7.0









Timber Creek - - - - - 0.4 5.0 - »» 6.0 - 7.8 - 7.8 - - - - 12.4 - - - 27.5 - 1.4 1.0 4.8 - - 1.4 -
Upper Victoria River - - 4.2 0.6 - - - - - 1.4 0.8 1.2 0.2 1.6 8.8 16.6 5.2 16.0 7.6 - 23.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - 1.0 - - 5.8
Upper Wickham River 1.6 - 0.6 3.6 - - - - - - 1.2 10.0 0.8 - - 1.4 49.6 35.8 75.6 - - 10.2 - - - - - - - - -
Victoria River Crossing - - - - - 0.5 - - 3.5 27.0 27.5 7.0 - 6.0 - 23.0 - 30.0 6.0 - - 58.0 19.5 - - 15.5 25.5 0.5 - 0.5 0.5
Victoria River Downs - - 3.4 - 3.8 - - - - 16.0 2.6 1.0 0.2 14.2 7.4 0.2 3.6 0.4 79.8 0.4 - 0.2 - - - 0.4 - - - 9.2 -
Waterloo 22.0
3.2 19.4




13.4 7.8 4.8
16.4

2.6 39.0 33.2 2.0



6.4 5.4




Wave Hill - - - - - - - - - 2.2 1.6 20.0 2.0 »» 0.2 1.0 53.8 14.4 29.6 - - - »» 11.8 - - - - - -
Williams Crossing - 0.8 - - - - - - - 10.0 2.2 0.8 0.2 - - - 0.6 14.2 43.2 - - 2.0 0.2 - - 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 -
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Brunette Downs - - - - - - - - - 14.8 1.4 - 10.8 - »» 6.4 - 4.2 - 9.2 - 6.8 19.2 - - 8.0 - - - - -
Elliott 0.2 - - - - - - - - 1.4 16.0 - 15.0 - 0.3 14.0 0.2 1.4 10.4 8.6 6.4 2.0 4.6 - - 8.4 - - - 34.6 0.8
Eva Downs



















8.1 3.0








Helen Springs













46.0 12.0














Soudan









2.6



12.1
2.0 4.2 6.3 16.5









Tennant Creek Airport - - - - - - - - - 0.4 0.2 1.4 0.4 - - 5.0 4.4 55.8 30.6 5.4 9.4 0.2 - - - 0.4 - - - - -
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Alice Plaza 1.5 13.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.5 0.5 - 11.5 2.5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Alice Springs Airport 0.6 1.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.8 1.6 0.4 8.2 10.2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Alice Springs Desert Park













4.8

0.4
6.0










Arltunga - 15.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.8 - 0.2 7.0 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Big Dipper - 37.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 9.0 1.0 - 18.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Bond Springs - 16.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.5 2.0 1.0 - 14.5 2.5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Bond Springs Turnoff - 2.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 0.5 - 11.0 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Colyer Creek - 20.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.0 - - - 20.0 13.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Coniston















53.0 18.0
21.5 10.5









Curtin Springs 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - »» 8.0 - 7.5 - 1.5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gemtree Park
16.3












2.2

34.4 22.5 25.0









Jervois - 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.2 2.6 2.6 3.6 3.0 0.4 - - - - - - - - -
Kulgera »» 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.4 - - 2.0 4.4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Kurundi
















32.2 7.6 39.0










Manners Creek













1.0 10.0
26.0
5.0




1.4

2.0

Mount Denison
5.0









26.6

2.4 41.0

16.0










Mount Lloyd - 60.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 - - - 19.0 13.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mount Sir Charles 2.0 6.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.0 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mount Skinner













6.4


13.0 34.2










Ormiston Gorge 5.0 0.4
0.4









3.2
5.2
1.6 13.6










Palm Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 - 17.4 - - 6.6










Rabbit Flat - 22.0 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.4 - 1.4 - 17.6 - »» 14.8 2.8 0.2 0.8 - - - - 1.0 - - - - -
Territory Grape Farm 3.0 7.6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.6 4.0 0.6 0.2 7.4 9.0 0.2 - - - - - -



The Garden
29.0











2.0 2.8 2.6
14.6 5.2










Undoolya
5.0













8.4
14.4











Upper Bond Springs 2.0 10.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 2.0 - 19.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Vaughan Springs


















14.0










Wallace Rock Hole 2.6












1.0


1.0 1.0










Walungurru 0.6 7.0 - - -
- - - - - - - - 0.4 - 0.4 6.0 3.6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Watarrka 9.4 - - - - - - - - - - - »» »» »» »» 0.9 5.8 6.2 5.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Wigley Gorge - 37.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0 11.0 3.0 - 17.5 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Yambah
26.0
















7.0










Yuendumu - - 6.0 2.6 - - - - - - - - »» 1.0 »» »» 19.6 6.3 26.4 11.4 - - - - 0.8 - - - - - -
Yulara Aero 4.6 8.6 - - - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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 marked like this 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).
This table is very wide; you may have to scroll sideways to see all the days, and you may need to set the paper to 'landscape' to print.


Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Northern Territory 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.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 4 pm on Wednesday 2 January 2013. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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.

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