Adelaide Metro & Hills in June 2014: A mild start to winter with above average rainfall

Rainfall was average tending above average across the Adelaide region during June, with Adelaide (Kent Town) recording 104.2 mm. Rainfall was recorded 19 days, as compared to a typical 15 days. The heaviest rain was recorded in the last week of the month as a series of cold fronts and deep low pressure systems saw several locations across the plains and throughout the hills observe daily totals in excess of 30 mm on the 24th and again on the 28th.

Both maximum and minimum temperatures were near average, though tending above average for the month across the region. The average maximum temperature at Adelaide was 16.4 °C, 0.3 °C above the long-term average, and the warmest June since 2011 for the city. Average to above average daytime temperatures where recorded elsewhere across the city. Nights were also warmer than average across the city, with Adelaide (Kent Town) observing an average of overnight temperature of 9.4 °C, resulting in the warmest June nights in 6 years.

  • Adelaide has warmest June nights overall since 2008
  • Rainfall above average as severe weather crosses the city in the latter part of the month
  • Year-to-date rainfall for Adelaide (346.6 mm) is the wettest first half of the year since 1971 (43 years)
  • Daytime temperatures near average

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Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 19.5 °C at Parafield Airport on the 7th
Warmest days on average 16.5 °C at Adelaide Airport
16.5 °C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average 10.8 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 6.7 °C at Mount Lofty on the 28th
Coldest night 2.2 °C at Parafield Airport on the 10th
Coolest nights on average 6.4 °C at Mount Lofty
Warmest nights on average 10.3 °C at Noarlunga
Warmest night 13.9 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 3rd
Warmest on average overall 13.2 °C at Noarlunga
Coolest on average overall 8.7 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 222.0 mm at Uraidla
Wettest day 52.4 mm at Ashton on the 24th
Highest wind gust 96 km/h at Edinburgh RAAF on the 23rd

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
Adelaide (Kent Town) 16.4 +0.3 19.3 7th 9.3 +1.2 5.0 18th 104.2 79.3 high 131%
Adelaide Airport 16.5 +0.6 19.3 7th 8.9 +1.3 4.7 18th 67.2 56.8 average 118%
Edinburgh RAAF 16.3 +0.4 18.7 4th 7.8 +1.0 3.2 10th 67.8 55.0 average 123%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 13.2   17.4 10th 8.2   5.2 24th 103.4
Mount Barker 14.5 +0.8 17.6 3rd 7.3 +2.1 3.0 6th 144.6 100.5 high 144%
Mount Crawford (Mt Crawford AWS) 11.8   15.1 2nd 7.0   3.1 24th 144.8 87.6 high 165%
Mount Lofty 10.8   13.9 10th 6.4   2.9 24th 176.0
Noarlunga 16.0   18.9 7th 10.3   6.6 10th 47.2
Parafield Airport 16.5 +0.7 19.5 7th 7.7 +0.6 2.2 10th 60.8 54.6 average 111%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Adelaide Metro & Hills 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.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Tuesday 1 July 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 20 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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