Adelaide in August 2016: average rainfall with warmer than average days

August rainfall was close to average across the Adelaide metropolitan area. Daytime temperatures were warmer than average in all suburbs, while night time temperature were generally close to average for August.

Slightly below average rainfall

  • Rainfall was close to average in most suburbs, ranging from 76% of average in Mount Barker to 136% of average in Noarlunga
  • Cold fronts brought heavy rain across Adelaide on the 1st, 10th and 19th
  • The month ended with several days of rain from a northwest cloud band

Warmer than average days

  • Warmer than average days in all Adelaide suburbs
  • Maximum temperatures on the 18th were more than 8 °C warmer than average: the warmest temperatures in the city since May
  • August minimum temperatures were generally slightly cooler than average

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Extremes in August 2016
Hottest day 25.4 °C at Adelaide Airport on the 18th
Warmest days on average 17.7 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Coolest days on average 11.4 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 6.5 °C at Mount Lofty on the 4th
Coldest night 0.0 °C at Mount Barker on the 25th
Coolest nights on average 5.5 °C at Mount Lofty
Warmest nights on average 8.8 °C at Noarlunga
Warmest night 13.4 °C at Adelaide Airport on the 18th
Warmest on average overall 12.7 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
12.7 °C at Noarlunga
Coolest on average overall 8.6 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 131.2 mm at Piccadilly (Woodhouse)
131.2 mm at Uraidla
Driest overall 41.4 mm at Morphettville
Wettest day 30.8 mm at Mylor (Biggs Flat) on the 20th
Strongest wind gust 100 km/h at Kuitpo Forest Reserve on the 18th




Summary statistics for August 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2016
Mean for
August
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2016
Total for
August
2016
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2016
Fraction of
August
average
Adelaide (Kent Town) 17.7 +1.1 24.7 18th 7.7 -0.5 3.4 6th 58.8 67.3 average 87%
Adelaide Airport 17.0 +1.1 25.4 18th 7.9 +0.3 2.3 6th 44.0 50.2 average 88%
Edinburgh RAAF 17.2 +0.7 24.6 18th 6.3 -0.2 2.3 25th 62.8 49.4 high 127%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 14.4 +0.8 21.5 18th 7.0 +0.1 3.2 27th 80.6 85.8 average 94%
Mount Barker 16.1 +1.9 23.0 18th 5.6 +0.6 0.0 25th 77.2 101.8 average 76%
Mount Crawford AWS 13.0 +0.6 20.4 18th 6.4 +0.3 2.3 25th 84.8 83.8 average 101%
Mount Lofty 11.4 +1.4 18.6 18th 5.5 +0.2 1.7 25th 124.0
Noarlunga 16.5 +0.6 23.3 18th 8.8 0.0 4.2 25th 68.6 50.5 average 136%
Parafield Airport 17.5 +1.2 24.9 18th 6.2 -0.5 1.0 6th 56.6 53.4 average 106%

Daily maximum temperatures for August 2016
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Adelaide (Kent Town)13.914.915.212.614.717.219.522.018.715.016.018.015.817.020.822.621.824.714.315.617.217.616.716.615.514.218.421.822.419.916.8
Adelaide Airport14.214.115.012.814.916.119.120.618.515.515.016.815.516.420.621.620.225.413.615.316.315.314.015.014.114.217.621.721.919.516.5
Edinburgh RAAF14.114.614.512.614.316.818.721.619.215.515.417.415.516.320.221.720.624.613.615.116.717.215.914.214.518.320.819.820.217.2
Kuitpo Forest Reserve11.111.911.29.411.414.516.518.416.211.012.614.312.113.617.819.218.821.510.011.513.114.414.113.212.111.015.019.820.716.912.4
Mount Barker12.613.412.110.313.316.317.920.916.713.714.616.315.314.119.420.820.023.013.413.916.117.415.014.114.112.516.420.620.518.615.3
Mount Crawford AWS10.610.29.68.310.312.615.017.614.210.411.213.211.312.316.217.317.620.47.59.912.713.812.212.311.28.813.416.816.915.612.9
Mount Lofty8.09.37.76.58.611.213.415.911.67.78.910.614.816.116.318.66.67.911.012.110.711.59.48.212.316.216.813.110.8
Noarlunga14.114.714.812.413.415.418.119.317.013.514.816.115.015.819.120.420.223.313.214.715.615.515.217.014.214.217.421.621.718.615.6
Parafield Airport14.115.314.713.514.817.118.821.318.915.515.817.415.416.720.222.120.624.913.415.816.617.116.516.415.014.518.621.521.919.617.7
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 2016
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Adelaide (Kent Town)11.84.86.55.43.73.45.012.813.29.16.28.17.97.84.810.27.812.28.67.67.54.84.86.93.95.83.97.912.812.711.9
Adelaide Airport12.24.06.24.73.72.36.012.013.010.49.38.46.18.03.710.76.913.49.68.87.24.94.45.23.96.54.59.412.612.812.8
Edinburgh RAAF11.42.84.14.12.82.44.69.212.57.55.66.76.65.03.46.96.110.68.67.65.42.73.04.22.34.42.98.211.912.28.7
Kuitpo Forest Reserve9.44.86.65.24.35.06.210.110.36.54.87.37.08.26.58.98.89.66.24.77.55.46.36.34.15.23.29.09.511.210.0
Mount Barker10.03.67.05.01.91.42.87.910.85.83.66.36.65.43.27.96.49.66.34.57.51.92.62.20.03.61.37.810.111.110.0
Mount Crawford AWS8.43.96.24.03.85.57.39.711.44.94.36.16.36.06.810.88.18.14.13.94.87.13.65.32.34.54.68.69.29.78.7
Mount Lofty7.73.15.22.82.54.57.38.28.34.23.16.06.39.86.47.74.02.55.45.53.83.91.73.74.07.09.39.07.8
Noarlunga11.36.27.35.66.15.08.612.712.79.59.19.27.49.06.312.89.712.79.27.38.56.06.58.24.26.26.812.312.612.712.1
Parafield Airport11.92.64.12.81.91.03.58.812.78.14.47.26.15.41.59.34.910.78.97.56.42.21.74.92.23.83.48.512.312.710.0
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 2016
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Adelaide (Brighton) 11.0 1.0 1.0 - - - - - 0.4 5.8 5.0 - - - - - 1.8 - 14.2 7.0 0.4 - - - - - - - 2.6 5.2 0.4
Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) 15.2 2.0 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 3.8 7.2 0.2 - - - - 2.0 - 16.6 6.0 - - - 4.6 0.6 - - - 1.0 4.4 3.6
Adelaide (Kent Town) 11.0 1.8 - 0.4 - - - - 0.6 3.6 8.2 - - - - - 0.8 - 16.8 7.0 0.2 - - - - - - - 1.6 5.8 1.0
Adelaide (Keswick) 10.2 1.8 - - - - - - 0.2 2.0 7.2 - - - - - 0.8 - 15.0 5.6 0.8 - - - - - - - 1.4 4.0 1.4
Adelaide (Morphett Vale) 17.0





2.0 6.0 14.0




2.0
14.0 18.0






3.0 4.0 2.0
Adelaide (Salisbury Bowling Club) 21.0







6.0 5.0




3.0
17.6









7.6
Adelaide (Seaton) 10.0







3.6 6.4






13.6 4.2








9.2 2.4
Adelaide Airport 8.0 0.6 0.4 - 0.2 - - - 0.2 2.2 9.0 - - - - - 0.6 - 10.4 4.0 0.4 - - - - 0.4 - - 2.2 5.2 0.2
Ashton 19.0 3.0 1.8 0.8 - - - - 0.6 7.2 14.0 0.2 - - - 0.2 1.0 - 25.8 12.6 4.2 - - 1.6 8.2 1.2 0.2 - 1.2 14.2 3.4
Ashton Co-op 23.0 3.2 2.2 0.2 - - - - 0.8 5.0 13.8 - 0.4 1.0 - - - 24.0 14.8 - 2.8






Athelstone (Black Hill) 15.8 2.2 0.4 - - 0.2 - - 0.6 5.4 9.0 0.2 - - - - 1.6 - 17.8 6.2 - 0.2 - - - 0.8 - 0.2 0.8 7.8 0.6
Balhannah (Killara Park) 6.2 4.0 2.6 0.2 - - - - 0.8 11.2 11.8 - - 0.2 - 0.2 0.6 0.2 11.0 21.2 0.8 - - 0.2 6.0 2.6 - 0.2 0.4 3.8 2.0
Beaumont 11.0 1.8 0.2 0.4 - - - - 0.2 2.6 8.8 - - - - - 0.4 - 17.0 5.2 2.6 0.2 - - - - - - 1.0 7.6 0.6
Belair 11.8 3.2 1.4 0.2 - - - - 0.4 10.4 14.8 0.2 0.2 - - - 1.2 - 18.8 13.0 1.4 0.2 - 0.2 1.8 - - - 1.2 7.0 4.4
Belair (St Johns) 13.4 2.0 1.0 0.2 - - - - 0.4 9.6 14.4 - - - - - 1.4 - 16.4 8.6 1.4 - - - 1.0 - - - 2.8 6.2 0.2
Bellevue Heights 10.2 2.2 0.6 0.2 - - - - 0.2 5.2 3.2 - - - - - 1.6 - 16.0 16.6 0.2 - - - 2.8 - - - 1.8 4.4 0.4
Birdwood (McVittie's Hill) 10.2 4.0 1.2 0.4 - - - - 0.2 3.8 5.0 - 0.2 - - - 1.8 - 15.8 10.4 - - 0.2 - 0.6 2.8 0.2 - 0.8 8.2 3.2
Blackwood (Wittunga) 13.8 1.8 0.8 0.4



0.6 8.8 5.6

0.2

2.2
18.0 13.8 1.0


8.0 0.2

3.2 5.8 0.2
Brownhill Creek (Scotch College) 11.0 1.6 0.2 0.2 - - - - 0.4 4.2 15.6 - - - - - 0.8 - 15.6 4.4 2.0 - - - - - - - 2.0 4.8 2.6
Burnside 10.6 2.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - 0.4 3.8 9.2 - - - - - 0.6 0.2 17.8 11.0 1.6 0.2 - 0.8 0.2 - - - 1.0 7.0 0.8
Charleston 12.6 3.8 3.2 0.6 - - - - 0.2 5.4 5.8 - - - - - 1.8 - 13.8 13.6 1.8 0.2 - - 2.6 1.4 0.2 - 1.0 9.4 3.0
Crafers West 14.2 3.6 1.8 0.2 - - - - 0.8 7.2 22.6 0.2 - 0.2 - - 1.0 - 22.0 15.4 3.6 - - 0.2 2.4 0.6 - - 2.2 11.0 2.0
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 19.8 3.0 1.0 - - - - - 0.4 8.8 9.0 0.2 - - - - 3.0 0.2 17.2 12.4 0.6 0.2 0.2 9.4 0.8 1.8 0.2 - - - 4.8
Cudlee Creek (O'Deas Road) 14.2 3.0 1.2 0.6 - - - - 0.2 6.4 8.2 0.2 - - - - 1.8 - 15.0 10.6 0.2 - 0.2 - - 1.0 - - 0.6 9.8 4.0
Eden Valley (Mt Adam)

















- 0.8










Edinburgh RAAF 22.8
0.2 - - - - - 0.2 0.2 4.2 0.2 - - 0.2 - 2.8 - 17.6 3.4 0.2 - -
- - - - 1.0 8.6 1.2
Felixstow (Payneham) 11.8 1.6 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 4.0 8.2 - - - - - 1.0 - 16.2 6.2 - - - - 0.2 - - - 0.6 5.4 2.2
Gawler 16.8 0.2 0.6 0.2 - - - - - 0.8 1.8 - - 0.2 - - 2.0 - 12.2 6.0 - - - - - - - - 1.2 8.8 1.0
Greenacres 13.0 1.0 - - - - - - 0.4 4.6 7.0 0.2 - - - - 1.2 - 16.2 4.8 - - - 0.6 1.8 - - - 0.4 5.6 0.2
Hahndorf 6.8 4.8 2.3 0.4 - 0.1 - - 1.5 15.2 13.2 0.1 - 0.1 - - 1.3 0.1 15.4 18.8 1.0 - - - 5.6 2.5 - - 1.2 5.8 2.4
Happy Valley Reservoir 14.0 3.4 0.8 0.2



0.6 4.8 5.8
0.2 0.2

2.2
14.0 20.0 0.6



0.4

3.4 5.4 2.6
Heathfield Works Depot 21.0 3.2 3.0 0.4 - - - - 1.0 12.0 13.4 0.4 - - - - 2.6 - 23.2 20.5 - 0.6 - 0.8 - - - 11.0 3.0
Ironstone Road 22.8 2.0 2.2 0.4 0.2 - 0.2 - 0.2 1.0 7.0 0.2 - - - - 3.0 - 20.4 10.0 0.4 - 0.2 - 2.4 1.8 - - 1.2 14.6 4.2
Kangarilla (Saddlebags) 11.6 3.4 1.4 0.4 - - - - 1.6 7.0 14.2 0.2 - 0.4 - - 1.4 - 17.4 13.8 0.6 - 0.2 6.4 1.4 0.2 - - 2.4 3.0 1.6
Kersbrook 20.8 2.2 0.8 0.4 - - 0.2 - - 4.0 7.2 - - 0.2 - - 3.8 - 21.4 9.2 - 0.2 - 3.8 4.2 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.6 15.0 1.8
Kilburn 12.6 1.2 0.4 - - - - - 0.4 2.8 5.6 0.2 - - - - 1.8 - 13.6 3.4 - - - - - - - - 0.4 4.8 0.6
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 10.2 4.2 1.8 0.4 - - - - 1.6 10.2 14.8 - 0.2 - - - 1.0 - 15.0 8.8 1.8 - 0.2 1.8 0.2 0.4 - - 3.0 2.2 2.8
Leawood Gardens (Eagle on The Hill) 14.2 3.0 1.4 0.2 - - - - 0.8 3.6 17.0 0.2 - 0.2 - - 1.0 - 21.6 7.4 3.2 - - 0.2 5.8 - - - 2.0 11.2 1.2
Lenswood Research Centre 25.0 3.8 1.8 0.4 - - - - 0.8 8.2 13.2 - 0.4 - - - 21.6 17.2 - - 4.4 - 1.2 12.2 3.6
Lobethal 20.8 3.8 2.4




0.6 4.5 8.7 0.1 2.4 16.5 17.8 3.5 1.1 12.4 3.5
Lobethal 15.0 3.4 2.4 0.4 - - 0.2 - 0.6 6.8 9.4 0.2 - - - 0.2 2.4 - 16.6 16.2 2.8 0.2 - - 3.0 1.6 0.2 - 1.2 11.4 3.4
Lobethal (Maidment Road) 13.6 3.6 2.0 0.2 - 0.2 - - 0.6 9.2 9.2 - - 0.2 0.2 - 2.0 - 15.0 14.8 0.6 - 0.2 0.2 1.2 1.8 - - 1.2 10.8 6.2
Long Ridge (Greenhill) 9.6 2.4 0.6 - - - - - - 2.2 11.0 - 0.2 - - - 0.6 - 17.8 6.8 1.8 - - 2.0 2.2 0.2 - - 0.6 5.6 0.6
Mallala









5.0






18.4











McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 19.6 0.6 1.0 0.4 - - - - 1.2 3.8 4.6 0.2 - - - - 2.0 - 13.0 12.2 - - - 0.6 2.6 2.8 12.2
Melrose Park 9.0 2.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - 0.2 9.4 12.2 - - - - - 0.8 - 13.0 3.4 1.0 0.2 - - - - - - 1.6 3.0 0.2
Mitchell Park (Marion) 8.0 1.8 0.4 0.2 - - - - 0.2 8.0 6.4 - - - - - 1.8 - 11.4 4.8 0.6 - - - - - - - 2.2 - 0.2
Montacute 15.6 1.0 0.8 - - - - - 0.4 3.4 8.8 - - - - 0.2 2.0 - 17.8 8.6 0.2 - 0.2 - - 0.8 - - 0.8 9.0 0.4
Morphettville 8.2 0.4 0.2 - - - - - - 3.0 9.4 - - - - - 0.6 - 10.2 3.4 0.2 - - - - - - - 2.0 3.8 -
Mount Barker 4.2 6.4 3.8 1.2 - - - - 1.8 10.2 8.6 0.4 - 0.4 - - 0.8 - 9.4 19.2 0.6 - - - 0.6 2.8 - - 1.0 3.0 2.8
Mount Bold Reservoir 12.6 3.2 1.0 0.6



1.0 5.2 14.0 0.4
0.2

1.6
16.0 16.0 3.0

4.6 1.0 0.4

2.6 3.2 2.4
Mount Crawford AWS 20.6 3.4 1.6 0.4 - - - - - 0.6 5.6 0.2 - - - - 2.0 - 16.2 8.6 0.8 - 0.2 0.2 4.4 1.4 - - 0.8 12.6 5.2
Mount Lofty 18.0 4.4 2.6 0.8 - - - - 1.0 6.8 20.0

0.2 0.2 - 0.6 0.2 26.6 13.0 4.2 - - 1.6 3.2 0.8 - - 2.4 15.4 2.0
Mt Bold (Scott Creek) 11.6 3.6 1.0 0.2 - - 0.2 - 1.0 4.2 10.0 0.2 - 0.2 - - 1.8 - 15.0 21.2 1.2 - - - 1.2 0.2 0.2 - 2.4 3.8 0.6
Mylor (Biggs Flat) 8.8 1.4 1.4 0.2 - 0.2 - - 1.6 7.8 11.6 - - - - - 1.6 0.2 15.4 30.8 0.8 - - 1.2 3.0 1.8 - - 1.6 3.8 2.2
Nairne 4.4 6.2 2.6 1.0 - - - - 0.6 6.4 10.0 0.4 0.2 - - - 0.4 - 7.8 18.6 0.4 - - 5.8 1.2 - 0.4 3.8 1.6
Noarlunga 16.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 - - - - 0.6 4.2 12.4 - - - - - 1.6 - 11.0 8.4 1.2 - 0.2 - - - - - 2.0 3.4 4.8
North Adelaide 13.2 2.0 0.4 0.2 - - - - - 3.6 7.8 - - - - - 1.2 - 17.4 6.8 0.2 - - - - 1.4 5.2 1.0
Owen 7.4 3.0







4.0

















6.0
Parafield Airport 15.8 0.6 0.2 - - - - - 0.6 3.8 4.4
- 0.2 - - 2.4 0.2 16.0 4.0 - - - - - - - - 0.2 7.8 0.4
Piccadilly (Woodhouse) 17.6 6.0 2.4 - - - - - 1.4 2.8 23.4 0.4 - 0.2 - - 1.4 - 28.4 19.2 4.8 0.2 - - - 4.4 - - 2.0 - 16.6
Regency Park 11.0 0.2 - - - - - - 0.4 4.4 5.6 - - - - - 1.4 - 12.6 3.6 - - - - - 0.4 - - 0.8 4.8 1.6
Sellicks Beach 14.2 2.4





1.4 4.2 5.6 0.4



3.4
11.2 5.8







2.4
4.6
Uraidla 19.0 5.0 3.0




1.4 7.8 17.0 26.0






14.0 5.0

3.0 9.0 1.0

2.2 15.0 2.8
Uraidla (Sutton Creek) 18.6 3.6 2.0 0.6 - - - - 0.6 4.6 14.6 0.2 - - - - 1.2 - 24.8 13.6 4.0 - - 0.4 5.0 0.4 - 0.2 2.0 17.0 3.4
Verdun 8.8 2.0 1.8 0.6 - - - 0.2 1.0 11.6 15.8 - - - 0.2 - 1.0 0.2 19.2 14.2 1.2 - - 0.2 8.2 2.2 - - 1.0 6.0 3.4
Williamstown 24.0 3.0 1.0 - - - - - - 1.4 3.2 - - - - - 1.8 - 14.2 9.6 0.4 - - - 1.4 2.2 - - 1.6 15.8 8.0
Williamstown (South Para Reservoir) 21.4 5.0 1.4 0.2




1.4 3.6 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.2
2.0
14.2 8.0 0.8 0.2 0.2
2.4 2.6 0.2
1.4 12.4 8.4
Willunga 33.4 4.0 1.2 - - - - - 2.0 6.4 1.4 - - - - 3.0 - 13.0 10.0 - 1.6 - - 4.0 3.4 11.2
Woodside 13.6 2.8 2.6 0.2



1.2 14.0




0.8
14.8 13.8

3.8 2.0 1.0 9.4
Woodside (Wicks Estate) 7.8 2.4 2.2 0.4 - 0.2 - - 1.0 6.6 9.6 0.2 - - - - 0.6 - 13.0 11.2 1.4 - - 0.2 2.6 1.8 0.2 - 0.8 8.0 2.8
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 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 lists the main features of the weather in Adelaide 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.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Thursday 1 September 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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