Greater Adelaide in August 2018: wetter than average

Rainfall for August was above average throughout Adelaide and the Hills, with most rain falling in the first half of the month. Both daytime and night time temperatures were warmer than average, with the warmest conditions arriving late in the month.

Wet first half of the month

  • A series of cold fronts brought regular rainfall to Greater Adelaide in the first half of August
  • The highest daily rainfall total for the month was 65.2 mm at Lenswood on the 6th, when several other sites in the Hills also recorded more than 50 mm
  • Weather conditions were more settled later in the month, until a cold front and low pressure trough brought strong winds and rain on the last day of the month
  • Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) had 16 rain days for the month, equalling its long-term average for August
  • August rainfall totals ranged from 103% of average at Rosedale to 149% of average at Noarlunga
  • On the 3rd, McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) had its highest August daily rainfall on record

Warmer than average

  • Daytime temperatures were slightly warmer than average at most sites in Greater Adelaide
  • After a week of mostly warmer than average days, all sites across Adelaide and Hills had their highest temperatures for the month of the 29th
  • The highest temperature recorded for the month was 26.3 °C at Adelaide Airport on the 29th
  • Mean maximum temperatures for August ranged from 0.1 °C cooler than average at Mount Crawford to 1.0 °C warmer than average at Mount Lofty
  • Night time temperatures were warmer than average at most sites in Greater Adelaide during August
  • Warm northerly winds on the 30th resulted in the Adelaide city sites, Adelaide Airport, and Parafield Airport all having their warmest August night on record
  • For the city sites on the 30th, Adelaide (Kent Town) had an overnight low of 19.4 °C and Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) had 19.2 °C, both of which were warmer than the previous warmest August night in the city of 18.4 °C on 30 August 1993 at Kent Town
  • Mean minimum temperatures for August ranged from 0.1 °C cooler than average at Mount Crawford and Rosedale to 1.7 °C warmer than average at Adelaide Airport
  • Adelaide Airport had its highest August mean daily minimum temperature on record
  • Edinburgh RAAF and Parafield Airport had their highest August mean daily minimum temperature since at least 1991

Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)

  • Total rainfall for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 76.8 mm, which is 124% of the long-term average of 61.8 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 17.0 °C, which is 0.9 °C above the long-term average of 16.1 °C. The warmest day was 25.4 °C on the 29th, and the coolest day was on the 11th when the temperature reached 12.3 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 9.5 °C, which is 1.5 °C above the long-term average of 8.0 °C. The coldest morning was 4.1 °C on the 26th, and the warmest morning was on the 30th when the minimum temperature was 19.2 °C

Strong winds

  • Several sites around Greater Adelaide had their windiest August in at least 10 years; Adelaide Airport, Parafield Airport, Edinburgh RAAF, Mount Crawford, Noarlunga, and Kuitpo Forest Reserve all had the highest mean daily wind run for August in at least 10 years
  • The strongest wind gusts recorded in August were 93 km/h at Adelaide Airport, Kuitpo Forest Reserve, and Outer Harbour (Black Pole) on the 30th
  • On the 30th, wind gusts in excess of 80 km/h were recorded at many sites around Adelaide, bringing down trees and power lines

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Extremes in August 2018
Hottest day 26.3 °C at Adelaide Airport on the 29th
Warmest days on average 17.3 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Coolest days on average 10.9 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 5.5 °C at Mount Lofty on the 6th
Coldest night -0.7 °C at Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) on the 26th
Coolest nights on average 5.3 °C at Mount Lofty
Warmest nights on average 9.7 °C at Noarlunga
Warmest night 20.0 °C at Noarlunga on the 30th
Warmest on average overall 13.3 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town) and Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)
Coolest on average overall 8.1 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 209.9 mm at Uraidla
Driest overall 52.6 mm at Gawler
Wettest day 65.2 mm at Lenswood on the 6th
Strongest wind gust 93 km/h at Adelaide Airport, Kuitpo Forest Reserve, and Outer Harbour (Black Pole) on the 30th

Record highest August daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 28.8 on the 3rd 26.2 on the 3rd in 2004 25



Record highest August total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Brownhill Creek (Scotch College) 114.6 109.2 in 2010 20 66.4



Record highest August daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) 19.2 on the 30th 16.9 on the 25th in 1935 94 8.0
Adelaide Airport 19.2 on the 30th 18.3 on the 30th in 1993 64 7.6
Parafield Airport 18.4 on the 30th 16.4 on the 25th in 1999 62 6.7
Adelaide (Kent Town) 19.4 on the 30th 18.4 on the 30th in 1993 42 8.1



Record highest August mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Adelaide Airport 9.3 9.2 in 2013 63 7.6

Highest August mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
August
Edinburgh RAAF 7.9 8.0 in 1984 6.5
Parafield Airport 8.1 8.3 in 1991 6.7



Summary statistics for August 2018
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2018
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2018
Mean for
August
2018
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2018
Total for
August
2018
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2018
Fraction of
August
average
Adelaide (Kent Town) 17.3 +0.6 25.9 29th 9.3 +1.2 4.5 26th 82.6 68.1 average 121%
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) 17.0 +0.9 25.4 29th 9.5 +1.5 4.1 26th 76.8 61.8 high 124%
Adelaide Airport 16.8 +0.9 26.3 29th 9.3 +1.7 4.5 26th 71.2 51.1 high 139%
Edinburgh RAAF 17.1 +0.6 26.1 29th 7.9 +1.4 2.5 25th 57.8 50.3 average 115%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 13.9 +0.3 22.6 29th 7.4 +0.5 4.3 20th 117.0 90.4 high 129%
Mount Barker 15.0 +0.8 21.3 29th 6.5 +1.5 2.0 22nd 123.0 102.5 average 120%
Mount Crawford AWS 12.3 -0.1 20.4 29th 6.0 -0.1 2.3 12th 97.6 86.8 average 112%
Mount Lofty 10.9 +1.0 18.7 29th 5.3 +0.1 2.0 12th 176.6 140.5 average 126%
Noarlunga 16.5 +0.6 25.5 29th 9.7 +0.9 5.8 22nd 82.6 55.3 high 149%
Parafield Airport 17.2 +0.9 26.2 29th 8.1 +1.4 1.3 26th 58.8 53.8 average 109%
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 16.6 +0.7 25.2 29th 5.8 +0.2 -0.7 26th 59.6 57.6 average 103%

Daily maximum temperatures for August 2018
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Adelaide (Kent Town)16.822.614.418.116.113.213.815.919.818.012.415.515.218.717.415.516.714.013.914.215.721.421.020.619.617.015.819.925.919.816.5
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)16.922.414.217.915.513.114.215.719.817.012.315.015.118.116.914.716.313.714.013.515.620.720.820.419.115.916.319.225.420.116.0
Adelaide Airport16.922.914.317.915.013.214.415.519.116.812.414.814.718.215.714.016.213.713.913.615.421.421.121.016.315.015.819.926.320.415.4
Edinburgh RAAF17.723.813.818.916.313.114.615.919.518.512.415.014.918.317.514.317.114.114.312.415.220.919.120.218.616.216.119.426.120.015.8
Kuitpo Forest Reserve15.920.210.614.912.810.110.112.916.614.29.210.712.514.912.412.012.810.610.110.611.018.118.916.516.313.811.816.622.617.613.6
Mount Barker15.619.312.016.214.911.111.414.817.415.89.612.713.716.514.114.013.312.511.511.912.918.418.518.118.917.113.516.321.315.916.6
Mount Crawford AWS13.417.29.113.512.97.98.711.214.914.06.99.610.413.712.39.612.38.79.17.511.016.014.114.915.314.011.113.720.415.712.5
Mount Lofty12.216.17.011.69.95.57.89.713.210.65.67.78.412.48.88.59.67.28.37.59.714.916.014.615.012.210.714.418.714.410.9
Noarlunga17.822.113.916.613.813.013.315.517.615.412.514.214.916.815.314.315.313.614.413.514.819.920.319.419.315.415.120.325.520.515.8
Parafield Airport17.423.013.818.916.913.714.816.219.718.512.915.115.118.517.115.316.413.914.212.915.720.620.119.516.916.519.726.220.516.5
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre)17.121.813.618.616.612.113.716.019.219.011.214.514.018.016.214.016.513.013.411.515.520.518.119.020.016.815.018.025.219.815.5
Values are the maximum temperature, usually in the 24 hours from 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred in the afternoon of that day.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily minimum temperatures for August 2018
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Adelaide (Kent Town)9.59.58.99.212.67.76.99.110.013.67.16.69.87.312.46.77.18.67.05.38.24.913.714.17.04.58.49.413.819.410.3
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)9.611.78.99.512.38.07.19.610.613.37.56.99.98.511.86.97.58.87.55.27.97.313.714.76.04.18.59.813.119.210.3
Adelaide Airport9.39.69.29.912.38.18.011.210.113.18.17.610.36.611.56.97.29.89.85.38.35.211.913.05.24.57.27.713.119.210.6
Edinburgh RAAF8.99.19.09.09.97.75.09.08.011.06.15.08.76.010.34.45.37.28.43.66.15.412.413.72.52.65.48.912.816.18.7
Kuitpo Forest Reserve8.28.06.56.99.94.84.88.19.011.94.64.67.76.99.95.86.55.85.64.36.35.110.09.38.08.16.04.99.715.28.2
Mount Barker6.85.96.87.111.03.95.08.08.012.94.63.28.05.810.54.75.55.25.12.36.82.08.07.72.82.35.93.09.614.19.0
Mount Crawford AWS7.47.84.94.88.83.72.65.36.810.02.82.35.56.28.04.94.24.13.93.54.05.69.88.26.98.34.63.87.613.06.9
Mount Lofty6.56.84.14.76.52.72.74.76.38.72.12.05.35.36.73.84.43.03.52.43.54.39.67.56.07.13.33.18.313.76.0
Noarlunga10.59.59.09.711.97.58.010.910.613.56.87.69.79.012.28.59.08.38.16.58.75.813.612.88.06.08.28.413.120.010.6
Parafield Airport8.68.78.99.412.08.25.59.99.311.26.74.18.95.111.43.95.66.95.83.37.54.011.414.03.81.34.98.613.818.49.3
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre)9.07.27.97.59.06.04.99.04.29.56.02.04.21.22.42.66.05.21.05.54.59.111.70.1-0.7-0.16.210.014.57.2
Values are the minimum temperature, usually in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred that morning.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily rainfall for August 2018
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Adelaide (Brighton) 2.4 - 26.0 17.6 9.8 1.2 0.2 - 14.0 - - 3.6 - 8.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 10.0
Adelaide (Glen Osmond) 2.2 - 20.6 2.4 36.6 3.4 - 17.0 - 6.2 1.4 8.6 1.6 - - - - - - - - - 8.0
Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) 2.2 - 16.2 6.6 - 18.6 10.2 6.0 0.2 - 6.0 3.4 2.6 - - 4.0 2.0 4.2 3.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 5.2
Adelaide (Kent Town) 2.2 - 22.0 1.6 - 15.8 9.8 3.4 0.4 - 7.6 2.8 1.8 - - 2.4 0.2 4.8 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.8
Adelaide (Keswick) 3.4 - 20.6 1.8 - 13.8 8.6 1.6 0.2 - 9.4 2.4 0.6 - - 4.8 - 5.8 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.8
Adelaide (Morphett Vale) 12.0

2.0
26.0 4.0 1.0

11.0





13.0











6.0
Adelaide (Morphettville Racecourse)



















3.0









Adelaide (Salisbury Bowling Club)




17.0 5.4 4.4








7.8












Adelaide (Seaton) 1.4

1.2
14.8 5.4 2.8

5.8 2.8 1.2

2.8
4.0 1.2










8.6
Adelaide (Tea Tree Gully Council) 49.0 - - - - - 24.4 - - 1.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.4
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) 2.2
19.2 1.2 0.2 15.6 9.4 2.6 0.4 - 7.4 3.0 1.6 - - 2.2 - 4.2 1.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 6.0
Adelaide Airport 2.6 - 21.2 1.0 - 12.2 7.2 1.8 - - 7.8 3.0 0.8 - - 3.2 - 3.6 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - 0.4 5.6
Adelaide Airport Alert 3.6 - 22.6 0.6 - 14.4 8.2 0.8 - - 10.0 3.2 0.4 - - 3.4 - 4.6 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0
Aldgate 4.0 - 33.8 9.0 0.8 54.2 11.2 14.4 - - 17.0 8.0 4.6 - - 7.4 0.9 22.0 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - 0.8 13.0
Ashton Co-op 2.2 - 32.4 1.6 41.2 17.8 8.4 - - 19.2 5.8 - - 9.2 - - - - 18.0









Athelstone (Black Hill Alert) 2.6 - 21.6 2.2 - 30.6 9.4 5.0 0.2 - 10.0 2.6 2.4 - - 1.8 0.4 5.0 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 7.0
Balhannah (Killara Park) 1.4 0.2 15.6 4.6 - 32.6 7.2 7.0 - - 10.2 7.0 1.0 0.2 0.2 2.0 0.2 14.2 1.0 - 1.8 - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - - 6.0
Beaumont 1.4 - 20.2 3.0 - 22.2 13.2 3.2 0.2 - 11.2 2.4 2.0 - - 5.8 0.8 8.8 0.8 - - - 0.2 0.4 - - - - - - 8.8
Belair 5.6 - 18.6 2.8 - 32.8 10.6 6.0 - 0.2 13.2 4.0 4.6 - - 6.6 1.4 13.4 2.8 - 1.6 - - - - - - - - - 7.4
Belair (St Johns) 3.6 - 21.4 1.8 - 23.8 11.4 2.8 0.2 - 13.2 4.0 2.0 - 0.4 7.4 1.6 10.0 1.4 - 0.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - 7.4
Belair (State Flora Nursery) 6.0 - 24.6 4.8 - 44.0 13.4 6.6 - - 16.8 5.6 4.0 - - 7.0 1.4 14.6 - 3.2 1.8 - - - - - - - - - 9.0
Bellevue Heights 5.4 - 25.4 3.0 - 18.0 11.0 3.0 - - 16.0 3.0 1.0 - - 3.8 0.8 9.4 2.4 - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 7.4
Birdwood 6.0 - 20.0 2.0 - 26.0 13.2 12.8 1.2 - 10.6 2.8 2.0 0.2 - 3.8 1.0 15.2 1.0 - 0.4 - - - - - 0.4 - - - 8.4
Birdwood (McVittie's Hill Rndsup) 3.4 - 16.2 1.4 - 21.4 13.2 8.8 0.2 - 14.0 5.0 1.8 0.2 - 4.4 1.0 15.4 - - 0.8 - - - - - 0.6 - - 0.4 6.8
Bridgewater 6.0 - 32.0 4.6 - 63.0 32.0 - 2.0 21.5 - - 4.7 - 6.4 2.0 19.2 - 2.4 - - - - - - - - - - 14.0
Brownhill Creek (Scotch College) 2.6 - 21.8 3.0 0.2 21.4 9.8 2.4 - - 15.8 2.4 2.0 0.2 - 12.4 0.6 11.2 1.2 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 7.4
Burnside 2.6 0.2 25.4 2.4 - 25.6 11.6 3.2 - - 13.0 2.8 1.8 - - 4.6 0.6 8.8 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - - 8.2
Cherry Gardens 3.2 - 26.2 4.6 0.4 32.4 11.0 6.6 0.4 - 17.0 4.4 3.6 0.4 - 3.0 1.8 14.2 2.6 - 3.6 - - - - - 0.8 - - - 9.6
Clarendon 5.0


37.0 7.0 3.4
22.0 4.0
8.0 16.0 4.0








Crafers West 8.0 - 28.0 4.6 - 40.2 15.6 10.8 - - 15.4 5.4 8.4 0.2 - 13.0 2.0 17.0 3.2 - 2.0 - 0.2 - - - 0.4 - - - 10.6
Cromer Road 2.4 - 14.8 3.0 - 22.4 12.4 10.8 - - 13.0 2.2 0.6 0.2 - 1.8 1.0 15.4 0.6 - 0.2 - - - - - 0.4 - - - 8.0
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 3.0 0.2 18.0 6.0 0.2 28.4 14.4 12.8 1.0 - 14.6 9.4 4.8 0.2 - 3.4 2.8 12.8 3.8 - 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.4 7.0
Cudlee Creek (Odea Road) 1.6 - 18.4 2.6 - 32.6 21.2 8.8 0.4 0.2 21.8 4.6 6.6 0.2 - 6.2 0.8 19.0 1.4 - 0.6 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 5.4
Echunga Golf Course


42.0
























Edinburgh RAAF 0.2 0.2 15.8 4.0 - 9.4 2.6 2.0 - - 10.6 1.2 0.6 - 0.2 0.2 0.2 5.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.6
Felixstow (Payneham) 1.0 - 21.0 1.0 0.2 16.6 9.2 3.6 - - 8.4 2.4 1.0 - - 0.6 - 4.2 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.8
Gawler - - 10.4 5.4 - 10.2 4.8 0.6 - - 8.2 0.8 0.2 - - - 0.8 8.0 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 3.0
Gawler Council Depot









10.6

















Gould Creek (Hermitage) 0.6 - 15.6 2.4 - 15.4 5.6 4.0 0.2 - 12.4 5.2 4.4 - 0.2 0.6 0.2 10.2 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.6
Greenacres 2.0 48.0 19.0 2.2 0.2 18.6 4.6 5.2 - - 6.2 1.0 1.8 - - 2.2 1.4 4.8 1.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 6.2
Hahndorf 2.9 - 21.2 4.9 - 44.8 7.9 10.0 - - 13.6 5.8 2.0 0.3 - 3.0 1.3 17.7 1.8 0.2 1.4 0.1 - - - - 0.9 0.1 - - 6.2
Halbury Road Salisbury (Halbury Road) 0.4 - 15.4 2.4 - 9.4 5.2 2.8 0.2 - 5.4 0.6 0.6 - - - - 7.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.8
Happy Valley Reservoir 3.2
25.6 5.0
21.2 12.0 2.0

11.8 6.0 1.6

2.6 2.0 10.0 2.2 1.2 1.2








7.2
Harrogate (Mount Beevor South) 1.8 - 10.0 1.0 - 16.8 8.2 2.4 - - 6.8 2.8 - - - 1.4 0.2 9.2 0.4 - 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.2 4.8
Heathfield Works Depot 12.2 - 29.0 75.0 - 41.0 - - - 1.0 24.0 - - - - - - 1.0


Inglewood 5.2 - 20.4 3.4 - 29.6 6.8 10.2 - - 20.4 1.2 4.4 - - 3.2 1.4 10.8 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - - 7.8
Ironstone Road 3.2 - 20.8 5.4 - 26.2 9.8 10.4 0.2 - 16.4 3.0 3.8 0.4 - 1.4 1.0 17.2 2.0 - 0.2 - 0.2 - - - 0.4 - - 0.6 8.2
Kangarilla (Saddlebags Rndsup) 5.8 - 25.4 4.2 - 35.0 7.6 5.6 - - 14.6 8.6 2.2 0.2 - 2.0 0.2 16.2 1.6 - 4.2 0.2 - - - - 0.6 - - - 8.6
Kanmantoo (Millbrae) 0.4 - 10.0 2.6 - 21.6 4.6 1.6 - - 9.2 7.4 - - - 0.8 0.2 11.0 0.2 - 0.4 - - - - - 0.4 - - - 4.8
Kersbrook 3.2 0.2 22.0 4.6 0.2 33.8 10.6 10.4 0.2 - 16.2 2.0 3.0 0.4 - 2.2 1.0 14.8 2.4 - 0.4 - 0.2 - - - - 0.2 - 0.2 7.2
Kilburn 1.4 - 19.4 1.6 - 11.8 4.8 4.6 - - 7.4 3.2 0.4 - - 2.2 0.2 3.8 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.6
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 3.2 - 22.8 6.4 0.2 25.8 4.6 4.6 0.4 - 14.4 3.2 2.0 - 0.2 1.4 - 9.4 1.0 - 8.0 0.4 - - - - 0.4 - - - 8.6
Leawood Gardens (Eagle on The Hill) 3.0 - 24.4 3.2 - 28.0 11.4 5.2 0.6 - 14.4 3.2 4.2 - - 9.8 0.6 16.0 3.0 - 1.2 - - - - - - - - - 10.2
Lenswood 2.6 - 24.8 4.8 0.2 65.2 23.8 15.0 0.4 - 14.2 5.0 3.8 - 0.4 5.8 1.0 22.8 1.2 - 1.8 - - - - - 0.8 - - 0.2 10.0
Lenswood (Stringybark) 1.6 - 18.8 3.6 - 38.0 20.0 6.6 0.8 - 18.6 3.6 6.2 0.2 - 4.6 0.6 16.0 1.8 - 1.0 - - - - - 0.6 - - - 7.2
Lobethal 1.6 18.0 49.4 24.1 10.9 0.3 29.9 0.2 3.8 1.2 17.7 1.0 0.1 0.6 0.2 8.2
Lobethal (Graeber) 1.8 - 21.0 3.4 - 51.6 28.4 10.4 0.4 - 21.4 6.2 3.4 - - 4.0 0.8 21.6 0.6 - 1.0 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 10.2
Lobethal (Maidment Road) 2.6 0.2 17.4 4.4 - 35.2 21.2 12.8 1.0 - 21.2 4.8 3.8 0.6 - 4.4 0.6 19.2 0.6 - 1.2 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 - - 7.6
Long Ridge (Greenhill) 1.4 - 17.6 3.6 - 21.6 14.4 2.0 0.4 - 12.8 2.6 2.8 0.2 - 7.2 0.4 11.4 2.2 - 0.8 - - - - - - - - - 5.6
Longwood 2.3 - 28.0 4.4 1.0 51.0 11.2 9.6 0.2 - 16.6 4.6 5.4 0.2 - 2.4 1.0













Longwood Alert 1.8 - 30.8 3.6 0.8 45.6 10.8 6.6 - 0.2 16.8 4.4 3.4 0.2 - 2.4 0.8 15.2 2.0 - 2.8 - - - - - 0.8 - - - 11.6
Macclesfield 4.2 - 17.4 30.4 4.6 6.4 - - 19.0 - - 1.2 - 15.4 2.4 - - - 2.0 - - - 6.2
McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 5.2 - 28.8 24.6 6.6 2.2 0.2 - 16.2 0.2 0.8 1.4 0.2 7.0 3.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - 5.8
Meadows 3.4 - 18.2 13.2 - 31.6 4.6 7.0 - - - - 5.8 - 0.2 2.4 - 15.4 1.0 - 4.0 - 0.6 - - - 2.8 - - - 6.8
Mitchell Park (Marion) 2.2 - 21.0 0.8 - 19.6 9.0 1.2 - - 11.6 3.4 0.6 - - 6.4 1.0 9.0 1.0 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 6.6
Montacute 2.2 - 21.4 2.8 - 37.2 13.0 7.2 0.6 0.2 14.6 4.8 3.0 - - 4.8 0.2 17.8 2.0 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 6.6
Morphettville 1.4 0.2 21.0 1.4 - 12.2 10.0 1.2 - - 9.8 3.0 0.4 - - 5.6 - 7.0 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0
Mount Barker 1.6 - 16.2 2.6 - 33.2 11.0 5.8 0.2 - 12.4 10.2 2.4 0.2 - 1.2 0.2 16.2 0.8 - 2.0 - - - - - 1.4 - - - 5.4
Mount Bold Reservoir 6.0
25.0 5.4 0.2 37.2 11.6 5.8 0.2
12.6 10.4 2.6 0.6
2.8 0.2 16.4 1.0 2.2 0.4




8.2


8.2
Mount Crawford AWS 3.2 - 14.0 4.4 - 12.6 11.0 8.4 0.2 - 14.4 2.6 4.6 - - 1.2 0.6 11.8 2.4 - 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.2 5.6
Mount Lofty 5.0 - 25.2 7.2 - 38.0 14.0 11.0 0.4 - 14.6 3.2 8.8 0.2 - 10.6 2.2 18.8 3.2 - 2.4 - - - - - 1.0 - - - 10.8
Mt Bold (Scott Creek Alert) 3.0 - 26.0 2.6 0.2 38.4 7.6 5.6 - - 12.8 11.2 3.2 0.2 - 2.0 0.2 15.0 2.4 - 1.8 0.2 - - - - 0.4 0.2 - - 8.4
Mt Torrens 5.8 - 19.8 3.0 - 30.6 24.6 11.4 0.2 - 19.2 4.8 3.4 0.2 - 4.6 1.2 20.0 1.2 - 0.6 - 0.2 - - - 1.0 - - 0.2 9.8
Mylor (Biggs Flat) 2.0 - 25.0 2.6 0.4 44.6 9.0 7.4 - - 14.8 6.6 2.4 - - 1.6 0.2 17.8 1.0 - 1.0 0.2 - - - - 0.8 - - - 7.6
Nairne 1.4 - 12.4 4.2 27.8 6.4 4.2 - - 9.6 8.8 0.2 - 2.2 - 16.0 0.4 1.2 - - - - 0.8 - - 0.4 7.8
Noarlunga 4.2 - 24.2 1.4 - 18.6 3.2 0.8 - - 12.4 1.4 1.0 0.2 - 0.6 - 7.0 0.6 - 2.6 - - - - - - - - - 4.4
North Adelaide 1.0 - 20.0 16.6 10.0 3.2 0.4 - 6.6 4.6 - - 2.4 - 6.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 7.4
Parafield Airport 1.2 - 16.2 1.6 0.2 10.6 3.0 3.6 0.2 - 5.8 3.0 0.6 - 0.2 1.4 0.4 4.8 1.4 - - -
- - - - - - - 4.6
Piccadilly (Woodhouse) - - - 7.4 - - - - - - - - 6.4 - - 13.0 1.2 21.2 2.8 - 2.0 - - - - - 1.0


12.4
Prospect Hill 10.6 - 21.2 5.4 0.2 32.2 10.8 9.0 - - 12.8 5.4 4.0 - 1.0 1.0 - 15.8 1.0 - 3.6 - - - - - 1.4 - - - 7.8
Red Creek (Burwood) 3.0 - 6.8 4.6 0.2 15.2 3.4 2.2 - - 7.4 1.8 0.6 - - 0.8 - 8.4 0.8 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 2.4
Regency Park 1.4 - 17.6 1.0 - 10.8 6.4 4.2 - - 6.2 2.0 0.6 - - 1.6 0.4 4.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 6.0
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 0.3 - 10.2 5.2 - 6.8 8.6 0.5 - - 12.6 1.0 1.0 - - - 1.4 8.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.0
Rosslyn Park (Seaview) 2.8 - 25.4 2.6 0.2 22.2 8.6 3.4 0.2 - 9.4 2.6 2.2 - - 4.6 0.2 7.0 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 6.6
Sellicks Beach 6.2

8.2
22.2 1.8

12.6





9.6
2.2







7.6
Uraidla 3.4

55.0 25.0 15.0 3.0
15.0 4.6 7.2

9.0 1.8 22.0 4.0
2.4








10.4
Uraidla (Sutton Creek) 3.6 - 33.4 6.0 - 45.0 20.2 13.6 - - 14.0 4.0 3.4 0.2 - 4.8 1.2 16.6 2.0 - 2.2 - - - - - 0.6 - - - 11.6
Verdun 2.2 - 23.8 5.2 0.4 47.6 13.2 12.0 0.2 - 13.4 6.8 2.0 - - 6.0 0.4 18.6 1.6 - 1.0 - - - - - 0.6 - - - 7.2
Williamstown 1.0 - 13.6 7.8 - 12.0 11.4 6.2 - - 17.2 5.2 3.8 - - - 0.4 13.8 1.6 - - - - - - - - - - 0.4 5.6
Williamstown (South Para Reservoir) 1.4 - 13.0 7.8 - 11.4 13.8 4.4 0.6 - 11.4 6.0 4.0 0.2 - 1.0 0.2 15.2 2.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0
Willunga 4.0 - 32.0 27.0 4.0 4.0 - - 17.0 - - 1.8 - 10.2 2.8 0.4 - - - - - - - - 7.8
Woodside 3.6
17.6 52.8 14.4 8.6

17.6

4.4 15.4









9.0
Woodside (Wicks Estate) 4.0 - 16.6 2.2 - 47.0 11.6 7.2 - - 10.4 3.8 1.0 0.2 - 3.4 1.0 15.6 0.8 - 0.6 - - - - - 0.4 0.2 - - 8.6
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 shown 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).
Rainfalls coloured
according to the amount
0 1.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 25.0 50.0 100 150 200 300 400 600 millimetres

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists the main features of the weather in Greater Adelaide using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This summary includes data from observing sites in or near the Greater Adelaide “Greater Capital City Statistical Area” (GCCSA). The Australian Bureau of Statistics designed the GCCSAs to “include the population within the urban area of the city, as well as people who regularly socialise, shop or work within the city, and live in small towns and rural areas surrounding the city. It is important to note that GCCSAs do not define the built up edge of the city. They provide a stable definition for these cities and are designed for the output of a range of social and economic survey data.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 3 September 2018. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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