Northern Territory in June 2014: Classic dry season conditions

June 2014 in the Northern Territory was very close to average for rainfall and temperatures. Statewide rainfall in the Northern Territory was 5.3 mm, and 1.6 mm below the average for this dry season month. Most of the rainfall was due to occasional showers that pushed over eastern Arnhem Land from the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Maximum temperatures for the NT were, on average, about 0.2 °C higher than normal while minimum temperatures were, on average, about 0.4 °C lower than normal, with the southwest corner of the NT recording the coolest temperatures. Temperatures across the Top End were generally average to slightly warmer than average.

Darwin Airport recorded nil rainfall which is exactly the median and 1.8 mm below the long term average for the month. The mean maximum temperature at Darwin Airport was 31.2 °C, 0.6 °C above average. The hottest days at Darwin were on the 3rd and the 21st when the daytime maximum reached 32.9 °C. The mean daily minimum temperature at Darwin Airport was 20.0 °C, 0.1 °C above average. The temperature dropped below 20 °C on 16 nights with the lowest temperature recorded on the morning of the 24th with 15.0 °C.

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Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 35.9 °C at Bradshaw on the 1st
Warmest days on average 32.6 °C at Pirlangimpi Airport
Coolest days on average 18.6 °C at Kulgera
Coldest day 14.2 °C at Arltunga on the 24th
Coldest night -2.0 °C at Arltunga on the 27th
Coolest nights on average 3.2 °C at Alice Springs Airport
Warmest nights on average 24.7 °C at Cape Wessel
Warmest night 27.5 °C at Cape Don on the 6th
Warmest on average overall 27.7 °C at Cape Don
Coolest on average overall 11.6 °C at Alice Springs Airport
Wettest overall 91.0 mm at Cape Wessel
Wettest day 67.2 mm at Cape Wessel on the 7th
Highest wind gust 78 km/h at Cape Wessel on the 7th

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

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Record highest June temperature
Highest temperature
in June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Pirlangimpi Airport 35.0 on the 5th 34.6 on the 4th in 1998 31 31.1




Record highest June daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Warruwi Airport 26.6 on the 6th 26.2 on the 7th in 2007 47 21.8
Jabiru Airport 25.9 on the 6th 25.5 on the 9th in 1975 37 19.1
Pirlangimpi Airport 25.2 on the 7th 24.5 on the 25th in 1981 31 18.6






Summary statistics for June 2014
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2014
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2014
Total for
June
2014
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2014
Fraction of
June
average
Darwin-Daly (district 14GA)
Batchelor Airport 32.1 +0.9 34.4 4th 17.0 +0.5 10.9 12th 0 0.4 lowest 0%
Black Point 30.1 +0.2 32.8 7th 22.3 +0.8 18.7 12th 0 3.3 lowest 0%
Bradshaw 32.3 +1.6 35.9 1st 15.5 +0.7 8.0 17th 0 3.2 lowest 0%
Cape Don 31.0   33.5 6th 24.4   22.1 28th 0 2.2 lowest 0%
Central Arnhem Plateau 29.0   31.6 5th 16.7   10.2 24th 0 0.2 lowest 0%
Channel Point 30.5 +1.7 33.3 21st 17.8 +0.5 12.2 24th 0 1.0 lowest 0%
Croker Island Airport 29.8   32.1 7th 22.1   18.5 29th 0.2
Darwin Airport 31.2 +0.6 33.7 6th 20.0 +0.1 15.0 24th 0 1.8 lowest 0%
Darwin NTC AWS 29.8   32.2 2nd 22.1   18.6 17th
Delamere Weapons Range 29.5 +0.6 32.8 20th 15.3 +0.3 9.6 24th 0 2.6 lowest 0%
Douglas River 31.9 +0.8 34.8 21st 14.6 +1.2 7.5 24th 0 2.2 lowest 0%
Dum In Mirrie Airstrip 31.4 +1.1 34.1 6th 18.8 +0.2 13.4 17th 0 2.1 lowest 0%
Gunn Point 31.7   34.3 6th 16.4   8.9 25th 0.2
Jabiru Airport 32.1 +0.5 34.8 5th 21.0 +1.9 16.7 12th 0 1.1 lowest 0%
Katherine Country Club 31.1   34.0 6th 14.7   6.5 24th 0
Mango Farm 32.0 +0.8 35.0 20th 15.6 +0.1 8.3 25th 0 0.3 lowest 0%
McCluer Island 28.4 +0.6 30.8 7th 24.1 +0.9 21.9 16th 0 9.2 lowest 0%
Middle Point 32.4 +0.5 34.3 6th 15.4 +0.6 7.9 25th 4.4 0.8 highest 550%
Murganella Airstrip 31.4   33.6 5th 17.8   11.2 23rd 0
Noonamah Airstrip 32.3   34.3 6th 16.5   9.6 24th 0
Pirlangimpi Airport 32.6 +1.5 35.0 5th 19.9 +1.3 15.3 24th 2.4 4.0 high 60%
Point Fawcett 30.2 +0.8 32.3 1st 18.5 -0.2 13.0 24th
Point Stuart 30.9   33.1 6th 19.0   14.5 25th 0.4 0.3 average 133%
Port Keats Airport 31.6 +1.0 34.4 21st 18.2 +1.6 12.9 24th 0 6.0 lowest 0%
Tindal RAAF 30.9 +1.2 34.0 2nd 14.6 +0.6 6.4 24th 0 0.8 lowest 0%
Arnhem (district 14BC)
Cape Wessel 29.7   31.2 6th 24.7   23.5 7th 91.0 34.3 high 265%
Gove Airport 28.7 +0.4 30.6 6th 21.5 +0.3 16.9 23rd 55.8 31.5 high 177%
Groote Eylandt Airport 28.5 -0.3 31.2 1st 17.8 +1.5 11.1 24th 1.8 5.0 average 36%
Maningrida Airport 30.7 +0.2 33.2 2nd 20.2 +1.2 15.2 23rd 1.6 2.5 average 64%
Milingimbi Airport 30.9   33.7 5th 20.5   15.8 23rd 5.6 0.8 highest 700%
Ngayawili 29.9 +0.4 32.0 5th 20.9 +0.8 16.3 25th 0 3.9 lowest 0%
North East Island 28.5   31.1 1st 24.2   21.5 12th 6.2 5.5 average 113%
Warruwi Airport 30.0 +0.8 32.4 6th 22.6 +0.8 19.9 30th 0 2.5 lowest 0%
Roper-Mcarthur (district 14DE)
Borroloola Airport 30.6 +0.7 34.4 5th 13.4 +0.8 5.6 30th 2.8 2.2 high 127%
Bulman 30.5   33.1 13th 15.8   8.6 24th 1.2 0.4 high 300%
Centre Island 26.9 +0.2 30.3 1st 20.0 +0.7 15.7 30th 13.0 7.0 v high 186%
Daly Waters Airstrip 29.3 +0.7 32.9 20th 12.9 -0.2 5.4 30th 0 3.2 lowest 0%
McArthur River Mine Airport 30.2 +0.5 33.9 5th 14.2 +1.8 6.5 23rd 3.8 1.7 high 224%
Wollogorang 29.0 +0.1 32.5 5th 12.5 +0.6 4.4 30th 4.1 2.9 high 141%
Victoria (district 14F)
Lajamanu Airport 26.8 +0.4 31.4 21st 10.1 +0.6 4.3 11th 0 4.2 lowest 0%
Timber Creek 30.7 +0.4 34.5 20th 16.1 +0.8 7.8 12th 0 2.5 lowest 0%
Victoria River Downs 29.8 +0.6 34.3 20th 11.5 -0.5 2.6 30th 0 2.6 lowest 0%
Wave Hill 28.2 +0.1 33.2 1st 12.1 +0.8 4.0 30th 0 4.4 lowest 0%
Barkly (district 15A)
Brunette Downs 26.8 0.0 31.3 20th 13.0 +1.7 8.0 29th 0 7.0 lowest 0%
Elliott 27.2 -1.2 32.1 20th 13.6 +1.3 8.0 30th 0 4.6 lowest 0%
Tennant Creek Airport 25.2 +0.7 30.2 20th 13.1 +0.3 8.3 16th 0 5.1 lowest 0%
Alice Springs (district 15B)
Alice Springs Airport 19.9 +0.1 26.5 22nd 3.2 -1.8 -1.0 17th 0.2 13.5 low 1%
Arltunga 19.5 +0.3 26.1 22nd 4.8 +0.9 -2.0 27th 1.4 16.1 average 9%
Curtin Springs 20.3 +0.2 27.5 22nd 4.4 -0.6 -0.1 26th 0 13.8 lowest 0%
Jervois 22.0 0.0 27.0 20th 8.2 +1.8 3.6 29th 1.4 10.4 average 13%
Kulgera 18.6 -0.3 26.6 22nd 4.4 -0.9 -0.2 30th 0 15.8 lowest 0%
Rabbit Flat 25.9 +0.5 30.3 22nd 6.5 -1.0 -0.1 29th 0 6.9 lowest 0%
Territory Grape Farm 22.5 +0.3 27.5 12th 5.8 -0.2 0.7 29th 0 8.7 lowest 0%
Walungurru Airport 22.8 -0.4 29.2 22nd 10.1   3.7 27th 0.2 9.5 average 2%
Yulara Airport 20.2 -0.2 28.1 22nd 4.0 -1.5 -1.4 28th 0 18.1 lowest 0%

Notes

This statement was prepared before all data for the period were available. This may affect some of the statistics presented.

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 12 pm on Monday 30 June 2014. 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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