Adelaide in May 2016: Warm nights; heavy rainfall days

Heavy rainfall resulted in the wettest May in more than 20 years at several locations. Maximum temperatures were above average at the start of the month, but the month saw a cooler finish. Warmer than average nights through the month.

  • Wettest May in 16 years for Adelaide
  • Warmest nights since 1975
  • Warm days at the start of the month

Rainfall was above average across the metropolitan and Hills areas, with several locations having their wettest May in several years. Adelaide (Kent Town) recorded its wettest May since 2000. The passage of a deep low pressure system across southern parts of South Australia on the 9th and 10th saw Lenswood report its highest daily rainfall for May on record. Severe wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h, and record high sea level readings in St Vincent and Spencer Gulfs, were reported with this weather system. Towards the end of the month, the passage of a cold front saw rainfall totals of 20 to 35 mm across the city and hills in the 24 hours to 9am on the 26th which saw Owen have its wettest May day on record while Adelaide (Kent Town) recorded its wettest day in just over 12 months. The heavy rainfall throughout the month resulted in Mount Crawford, located in the Adelaide Hills, having its wettest May on record, while several other locations observed their wettest May in more than 25 years.

Maximum temperatures were well above average across the city. The first week of May saw much warmer than average daily maximum temperatures recorded at all metropolitan locations. Days became milder between the 9th and 12th, before warming up again from the 13th. The mean maximum temperature at Adelaide (Kent Town) was 0.8 °C above the long-term May average.

Overnight temperatures were above average throughout much of May. At Adelaide (Kent Town) the mean minimum temperature for May was 12.4 °C, 2.1 °C above the long term average, the warmest May nights observed in the city at the Kent Town location. May nights during 2016 rank as 6th warmest on record and the warmest since 1975 when comparing observations from both the Kent Town and West Terrace locations.

The persistent warm nights, owing to increased cloud cover, and above average rainfall throughout the month resulted in some locations having their highest May mean daily minimum temperature on record. From the 25th, nights tended to be cooler than average across the region as a cold front followed by south to south westerly airstream was directed over the region.

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Extremes in May 2016
Hottest day 25.7 °C at Edinburgh RAAF on the 5th
Warmest days on average 20.2 °C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average 13.8 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 9.2 °C at Mount Lofty on the 27th
Coldest night 4.1 °C at Mount Barker on the 29th
Coolest nights on average 8.8 °C at Mount Lofty
Warmest nights on average 13.3 °C at Noarlunga
Warmest night 17.7 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 22nd
Warmest on average overall 16.2 °C at Noarlunga
Coolest on average overall 11.3 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 229.6 mm at Lenswood Research Centre
Wettest day 88.0 mm at Lenswood Research Centre on the 10th
Strongest wind gust 96 km/h at Mount Crawford AWS on the 9th

Record highest May daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Owen 37.2 on the 26th 34.8 on the 9th in 1989 92
Lenswood Research Centre 88.0 on the 10th 77.4 on the 25th in 1999 49



Record highest May total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Mount Crawford AWS 143.4 115.7 in 2003 22 69.8

Highest May total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
May
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 194.0 206.6 in 1975 102.4
Woodside 159.0 =159.0 in 1975* 92.5
Edinburgh RAAF 76.4 87.8 in 1988 45.3
Nairne 109.4 137.6 in 1988 73.4
Williamstown 143.0 163.6 in 1988 77.6

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Record highest May mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
May
Mount Barker 10.1 9.8 in 2014 115 6.7
Adelaide Airport 12.5 12.1 in 2007 61 9.6
Adelaide (Kent Town) 12.4 12.3 in 2013 39 10.3



Summary statistics for May 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
May
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
May
2016
Mean for
May
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
May
2016
Total for
May
2016
Average
for
May
Rank of
May
2016
Fraction of
May
average
Adelaide (Kent Town) 19.8 +0.8 25.0 6th 12.4 +2.1 8.9 29th 88.0 61.0 high 144%
Adelaide Airport 19.6 +1.0 24.2 5th 12.5 +2.9 8.2 29th 61.0 54.2 average 113%
Edinburgh RAAF 20.0 +0.8 25.7 5th 11.4 +2.2 7.8 29th 76.4 45.3 v high 169%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 16.5 +0.5 21.2 6th 10.7 +1.3 7.0 29th
Mount Barker 18.2 +1.6 24.1 6th 10.1 +3.4 4.1 29th 127.0 87.7 high 145%
Mount Crawford AWS 15.4 +0.5 22.7 6th 9.6 +1.0 5.3 29th 143.4 69.8 highest 205%
Mount Lofty 13.8 +1.7 18.5 6th 8.8 +1.0 4.7 29th 201.8
Noarlunga 19.0 +0.5 23.6 5th 13.3 +1.9 9.2 29th 66.4 55.4 high 120%
Parafield Airport 20.2 +1.3 25.5 7th 11.4 +2.0 7.0 18th 73.2 48.6 high 151%

Daily maximum temperatures for May 2016
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Adelaide (Kent Town)18.319.819.618.524.525.024.319.718.118.319.018.721.423.121.022.419.820.118.518.924.323.219.021.014.517.016.317.016.317.818.2
Adelaide Airport18.620.219.518.724.221.723.119.918.719.019.118.921.122.120.121.819.419.718.518.623.722.818.920.815.416.916.617.717.017.917.4
Edinburgh RAAF18.621.618.825.724.725.319.918.718.618.019.221.724.121.022.819.019.418.819.024.425.218.821.315.016.816.816.715.516.716.5
Kuitpo Forest Reserve15.216.316.116.120.821.220.117.214.615.514.514.717.618.918.219.116.216.514.615.320.820.515.517.812.114.012.513.515.115.815.1
Mount Barker18.218.217.217.022.924.121.017.714.317.816.217.920.020.321.721.119.218.416.916.421.921.917.819.213.517.314.114.615.615.016.5
Mount Crawford AWS14.415.614.013.420.922.720.415.313.114.512.713.716.919.117.618.515.215.313.215.719.620.914.216.511.612.910.511.612.112.012.5
Mount Lofty13.012.712.412.018.018.518.214.112.712.412.212.514.717.115.816.414.513.811.713.518.017.412.714.810.710.99.211.411.011.612.6
Noarlunga17.919.619.117.623.621.522.319.017.918.217.718.219.920.819.921.319.219.017.517.823.022.018.419.915.016.415.816.717.117.718.5
Parafield Airport19.021.020.718.424.724.625.520.319.419.418.919.221.324.521.323.119.319.718.819.725.224.619.321.915.017.516.217.316.217.917.4
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 May 2016
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Adelaide (Kent Town)12.912.414.311.112.912.112.016.413.114.113.315.310.611.113.210.114.29.113.014.013.917.710.810.611.211.410.29.18.911.813.3
Adelaide Airport13.113.216.613.013.112.010.515.213.613.913.415.011.010.212.410.014.39.813.714.813.117.311.89.511.511.810.910.98.211.613.2
Edinburgh RAAF12.69.913.010.111.712.110.515.512.713.212.713.710.110.913.310.211.48.09.913.412.516.110.98.311.311.59.97.97.811.112.3
Kuitpo Forest Reserve8.510.712.69.811.412.811.913.510.410.39.911.111.612.313.710.011.89.712.011.811.914.410.310.59.39.39.27.17.08.59.3
Mount Barker9.39.912.99.112.49.78.614.710.810.610.112.211.512.213.18.010.76.012.012.510.014.59.08.58.89.58.67.44.17.39.6
Mount Crawford AWS8.08.19.88.79.712.212.313.19.59.19.19.89.610.912.111.78.89.19.510.711.914.38.38.88.58.47.96.35.37.58.5
Mount Lofty6.57.68.77.89.111.112.612.38.07.77.79.19.810.011.111.49.48.19.19.910.512.86.48.46.96.87.85.14.77.78.8
Noarlunga12.414.915.711.914.314.514.916.912.613.912.714.513.014.016.111.315.811.815.314.712.616.413.411.611.211.312.010.19.211.512.8
Parafield Airport12.510.913.99.313.610.39.416.013.114.113.313.98.711.612.47.911.07.010.614.212.816.611.98.010.911.29.97.27.010.313.1
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 May 2016
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Adelaide (Brighton) 7.4 - 2.2 10.0 - - - 1.4 1.0 13.2 0.8 1.2 1.0 - - 0.4 - - - 2.4 - - 4.2 - 4.2 27.0 9.4 4.6 - 0.8 1.2
Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) 2.6 0.2 0.4 5.2 0.2 - - 1.2 0.4 17.4 0.2 10.4 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 5.2 0.6 0.8 29.2 4.8 21.4 - - 2.0
Adelaide (Kent Town) 1.6 - 0.8 5.2 - - - 0.4 0.8 16.0 0.6 4.6 0.4 - - 0.6 0.2 - - 0.2 - - 7.2 0.4 3.4 24.2 2.8 17.0 - 1.2 0.4
Adelaide (Keswick) 0.4 0.4 - 5.2 - - - 0.4 0.6 15.2 - 3.0 0.4 - - 0.4 - - - - - - 5.8 0.4 3.2 27.8 0.6 13.2 - 0.6 0.6
Adelaide (Morphett Vale) 9.0
3.0 8.0


4.0 2.0 13.0 2.0 2.0






3.0

11.0
4.0 15.0 7.0 6.0


Adelaide (Salisbury Bowling Club)








6.0
8.2












27.0 9.0 11.6


Adelaide (Seaton)








11.8











7.2
7.0 22.6
8.0


Adelaide Airport - 0.2 - 5.8 - - - 0.6 0.4 11.4 0.2 1.2 1.2 - - - - - - - - - 3.8 0.6 3.6 20.6 1.8 8.0 - 0.6 1.0
Ashton 2.8 0.2 5.4 12.2 1.2 - - 1.2 3.0 56.6 2.0 33.2 2.6 0.2 - 0.8 0.2 0.2 - 2.0 - - 17.8 0.6 3.0 38.8 11.2 24.8 - 1.2 2.0
Ashton Co-op 1.6 4.4 8.6 1.4 - - 4.0 65.0 1.6 27.0


















Athelstone (Black Hill) 3.6 0.2 1.0 7.8 0.4 - - 0.8 0.6 27.4 1.0 12.2 0.6 - - 1.0 0.2 - - 0.2 - - 6.4 0.6 2.2 32.8 6.0 17.4 - 1.0 1.2
Balhannah (Killara Park) 9.4 - 2.6 11.4 0.2 - - 1.2 2.6 45.2 1.6 5.8 - 0.2 - - - - - 0.6 - - 14.6 0.2 0.2 15.6 7.4 17.2 - 0.6 2.2
Beaumont 1.0 - 0.4 6.0 - 0.2 - - 1.0 17.0 0.4 5.0 0.2 0.2 - 0.2 0.2 - - 0.6 - - 7.2 0.6 2.6 26.0 3.0 16.0 0.2 1.2 0.8
Belair 4.8 - 2.0 13.6 - - - 1.0 3.0 28.2 1.8 12.0 1.0 0.2 - - - 0.4 - 2.6 - - 10.8 5.2 2.8 32.4 3.2 17.2 - 1.2 0.4
Belair (St Johns) 6.0 - 0.8 16.2 - - - 0.8 1.4 18.8 1.4 5.8 0.4 0.2 - 0.2 - 0.2 - 3.0 0.4 - 6.6 1.4 3.4 43.6 1.6 11.6 - 1.0 0.8
Bellevue Heights 5.0 - 3.0 11.8 - - - 1.0 1.2 16.8 1.2 2.2 1.2 - - - - - - 1.2 0.2 - 4.6 0.2 2.4 26.8 0.8 14.0 - 0.6 1.0
Birdwood (McVittie's Hill) 12.4 - 0.8 5.4 - - 0.2 1.2 2.4 43.6 1.2 5.4 0.4 - - 2.4 0.6 - - - - - 7.4 0.2 0.8 23.2 4.0 13.6 - 0.4 2.8
Blackwood (Wittunga) 5.4
2.0 12.4


1.2 2.2 19.2 1.4 4.6 0.8

0.2


2.6

6.8 2.0 3.6 31.2 1.0 14.2
0.8 1.2
Brownhill Creek (Scotch College) 2.6 0.2 1.0 12.8 - - - 0.4 1.0 10.8 0.4 4.8 0.4 0.2 - - 0.2 - - 1.0 - - 7.6 0.4 3.4 27.6 1.8 13.2 - 0.8 0.8
Burnside 1.0 - 1.2 5.0 - 0.2 - 0.2 0.8 27.6 0.4 7.0 0.6 - - 0.4 0.2 0.2 - 0.4 - - 8.6 0.4 3.0 27.2 3.8 17.4 - 1.2 0.6
Charleston 11.2 - 1.6 5.4 - - - 1.6 2.0 59.6 0.6 5.8 - - - 1.2 0.2 - - - - - 10.0 - 1.4 15.8 6.2 20.2 0.2 0.6 2.2
Crafers (Mt Lofty) 7.2 0.2 3.6 18.2 0.2 - - 2.4 4.6 35.6 2.8 25.2 2.4 - - 0.4 0.2 0.2 21.2











Crafers West 6.4 0.2 2.4 18.0 0.4 - - 0.8 3.4 36.6 2.6 22.6 2.4 0.2 - 0.2 - 0.2 - 2.8 - - 12.4 3.4 2.8 30.2 6.0 20.4 - 1.0 1.4
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 7.8 0.6 1.4 8.6 1.0 - - 1.0 0.6 54.0 0.6 26.6 1.0 - - 0.2 3.8 0.2 - - - - 10.0 0.6 1.0 34.8 4.2 33.2 0.2 0.2 2.4
Cudlee Creek (O'Deas Road) 6.8 - 2.0 6.4 0.8 - 0.2 1.4 1.4 35.2 1.2 12.0 0.4 - - 2.8 0.2 - - - - - 11.0 0.6 1.0 31.2 3.2 32.8 - 0.4 3.0
Eden Valley (Mt Adam) 2.4 - 0.2 2.8 - - - 4.2 0.4 36.0 1.4 11.2 0.4 - - 1.2 - - - 0.2 - - 11.2 0.2 2.2 38.4 5.6 16.6 - - 3.6
Edinburgh RAAF 2.0 - -
- - - 1.4 0.2 9.6 0.6 7.6 0.2 - - 3.4 - - - - - - 2.6 - 2.0 29.0 2.4 14.0 - 0.2 1.2
Felixstow (Payneham) 3.0 - 0.2 5.6 0.6 - - 0.2 0.2 24.0 1.0 6.8 0.2 - - 0.6 - - - - - - 5.4 0.8 2.6 22.0 7.2 9.4 - 1.2 0.6
Gawler 0.6 - - - - - - 2.2 - 4.0 0.6 7.6 - - - 0.8 0.2 - - - - - 0.6 - 2.2 31.6 3.4 14.2 - 0.2 1.0
Gawler Council Depot

0.2




3.6 8.6
9.2
1.2 0.2




1.0
2.8 38.0 3.8



Greenacres 2.6 - 0.8 5.4 - - - 0.4 - 12.6 0.4 7.2 - 0.2 - 0.6 - - - - - - 5.8 0.4 2.8 26.6 5.4 9.8 - 1.0 0.6
Hahndorf 7.1 0.1 5.6 10.0 0.1 - - 0.4 3.2 46.0 2.7 8.3 0.2 - - 0.3 - - - 0.9 - - 16.7 0.5 1.2 15.3 8.8 17.0 - 0.6 2.6
Happy Valley Reservoir 1.8
1.6 15.0 0.2

1.2 1.4 14.4 2.0 1.8 2.0





2.2

5.4 1.6 2.4 32.2 4.2 8.4
0.2 1.8
Heathfield Works Depot 5.8 22.8 - - 6.6 45.0 25.0 1.6 0.4 - - - - 19.4 - 3.2 24.4 7.0 21.5 2.0
Ironstone Road 19.2 - 1.4 5.2 0.6 - - 2.2 1.6 42.0 0.8 14.2 - - - 2.4 0.2 0.2 - 0.4 - - 8.0 0.4 2.0 34.8 6.2 13.0 - 0.6 2.8
Kangarilla (Saddlebags) 8.4 - 7.4 9.6 - - - 0.6 3.0 36.6 4.2 6.0 1.2 - - - - - 0.6 1.6 0.2 - 12.8 0.2 1.8 12.4 9.0 14.4 - 0.4 1.2
Kersbrook 10.2 - 1.0 6.0 0.2 - 0.2 1.0 1.8 29.0 0.6 14.8 0.4 - - 3.4 0.2 - - - - - 7.6 0.4 1.6 34.2 7.2 23.6 - 0.8 2.2
Kilburn 2.8 - 0.6 1.4 - - - 0.6 0.6 19.6 0.2 3.4 0.4 - - 0.6 0.2 - - - - - 5.0 - 2.8 22.0 5.6 13.4 0.2 1.0 0.6
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 10.0 0.2 5.0 6.6 - - -





0.4 - - 0.4 - 0.4 2.4 - - 15.4 0.2 2.2 18.4 9.8 15.0 - 0.6 1.0
Leawood Gardens (Eagle on The Hill) 3.8 - 2.0 16.6 0.6 - - 0.8 3.4 23.2 1.0 14.4 1.4 - - 0.4 0.4 - - 2.4 - - 10.0 0.4 3.8 34.4 4.0 18.8 0.2 1.4 1.2
Lenswood Research Centre 5.2 4.8 10.8 0.4 - 7.8 88.0 1.8 23.2 0.6 1.0 - - - 1.0 18.8 0.4 2.8 23.0 36.8 3.2
Lobethal 11.4 1.8 6.9 0.2 6.4 56.0 1.4 12.0 1.8


0.3 12.2 0.4 2.2 20.2 6.3 26.2 2.3
Lobethal 13.6 - 2.4 7.0 0.2 - - 2.2 3.8 65.6 1.2 11.8 0.2 - - 1.6 - - 0.2 0.2 - - 13.6 - 2.4 16.2 6.4 20.4 - 0.8 2.4
Lobethal (Maidment Road) 8.2 0.4 2.6 14.0 1.0 - 0.2 2.6 1.6 4.4


- - 2.4 - 0.2 - 0.4 - - 13.4 0.6 1.6 26.0 4.6 23.4 - 0.8 2.4
Long Ridge (Greenhill) 1.6 - 1.0 6.6 - - - 0.4 0.4 18.8 0.8 9.6 0.4 0.2 - 0.2 - - - 1.6 - - 5.0 0.6 1.8 23.2 2.2 20.2 - 0.4 0.8
Mallala


4.0




12.2
5.0







0.8
2.6 35.0
13.0
McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 3.2 4.0 7.8 0.2 - 4.0 11.0 2.8 4.4 0.4 - - - - - 0.2 0.8 11.8 - 4.0 8.0 - 14.6 0.8
Melrose Park 3.0 - 1.4 11.2 0.2 - - 0.2 0.4 9.6 0.8 2.8 0.4 - - 0.2 0.2 - - 0.6 - - 4.6 - 2.6 26.4 1.2 10.4 - 0.6 0.4
Mitchell Park (Marion) 5.0 - 1.0 9.0 - - - 0.4 0.4 9.6 0.6 1.0 0.2 - - - - - - 1.8 - - 3.2 - 2.8 23.8 0.6 7.2 - 0.6 1.0
Montacute 4.8 - 0.6 5.8 - - - 0.6 0.6 31.4 1.2 14.0 0.6 - 0.2 1.0 - - - 0.2 - - 8.2 0.8 1.6 34.2 6.6 28.0 - 0.4 2.4
Morphettville 0.8 - 0.6 4.6 - - - 0.2 0.4 4.6 0.2 0.6 0.2 - - 0.2 - - - - - - 3.0 - 3.2 24.2 1.8 9.6 - 0.6 1.0
Mount Barker 6.4 - 3.0 10.8 - - - 0.4 2.8 44.6 2.8 6.6 0.2 - - - - - - 1.2 - - 13.2 0.4 0.2 12.0 7.2 12.6 0.2 0.6 1.8
Mount Bold Reservoir 11.2
4.2 13.2 0.2

0.4 1.4 41.6 3.0 6.2 1.6


0.2
0.2 1.8

12.2 0.2 1.6 14.2 4.2 16.6

1.4
Mount Crawford AWS 8.8 0.2 0.4 4.6 - - - 1.2 1.0 32.6 1.2 17.8 0.6 - - 1.8 0.2 - - 0.6 - - 12.0 0.4 1.2 35.6 6.4 13.8 - 0.6 3.0
Mount Lofty 7.2 0.2 3.6 18.2 0.2 - - 2.4 4.8 36.6 2.8 26.0 2.6 - - 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 3.2 - - 16.4 2.6 4.0 36.2 10.6 22.6 0.2 1.2 2.4
Mt Bold (Scott Creek) 4.0 0.2 6.6 14.6 - - - 0.2 3.2 41.2 3.6 9.0 1.0 - - - 0.2 - 0.6 2.4 - - 11.8 0.2 2.0 13.6 6.4 13.4 - 0.6 0.8
Mylor (Biggs Flat) 4.4 - 5.6 9.6 - 0.2 - 0.6 3.6 47.6 2.2 9.0 - - - 0.2 - - - 1.0 - - 17.2 0.4 1.0 19.0 8.8 15.2 - 0.8 2.6
Nairne 9.0 2.0 10.2 0.2 - - - - 33.8 1.6 3.2 0.2 - 0.2 - - - 0.6 - 9.0 0.2 0.2 18.2 5.0 13.6 0.4 1.8
Noarlunga 2.4 - 2.4 4.8 0.2 - - 1.2 2.2 8.0 2.8 1.0 0.2 - - - - - - 1.6 - - 11.6 - 3.8 13.4 4.6 6.0 - 1.0 0.8
North Adelaide 0.8 - 4.8 - - 1.0 0.8 15.4 - 3.0 0.4 - - - 1.0 - - - 6.4 1.4 3.0 22.0 1.0 15.4
Owen


2.6

4.6














6.0 37.2 5.0
12.4
Parafield Airport 4.8 0.4 1.2 1.8 - - - 0.6 0.2 6.4 0.6 5.6 0.2 0.2 - 2.0 0.2 - - - - - 3.0 0.2 2.0 25.8 4.6 12.6 - 0.4 0.4
Piccadilly (Woodhouse) 8.0 - 6.6 - - - - 3.0 3.8 60.6 4.0 30.5 2.0 - - 0.8 - - - 1.4 - - 19.8 1.4 4.8 30.6 12.0 1.4 24.4 1.6 3.4
Regency Park 2.2 0.2 - 4.2 0.2 - - 1.0 0.6 12.6 - 4.8 - 0.2 - 0.6 - - - - - - 4.6 1.8 3.0 20.8 3.0 6.8 - 1.0 0.8
Sellicks Beach 7.4
0.8 2.2 1.4

1.4 2.2 8.2 1.2
0.4








5.6
3.8 5.6 2.2 14.4
3.2 1.6
Uraidla 3.0
6.0 14.0 1.0

1.0 4.0 54.0 2.6 34.0 3.0





3.0

17.0 1.2 3.6 31.6 11.4 29.0
2.0 3.0
Uraidla (Sutton Creek) 4.8 - 3.2 12.2 0.2 0.2 - 1.6 3.6 40.4 1.8 17.2 0.4 - - 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.0 1.2 - 0.2 18.4 1.0 4.0 30.2 15.0 22.6 0.2 1.2 3.2
Verdun 5.6 - 2.8 11.0 0.2 - - 0.2 2.8 47.0 1.8 10.2 0.2 - - 0.2 0.2 - - 1.2 - - 17.8 0.6 1.2 18.0 9.6 15.6 - 0.6 1.8
Williamstown 4.0 - 0.4 - - - - 3.4 0.2 30.2 0.8 19.8 1.4 - - 1.4 0.2 - - 0.8 - - 8.2 - 2.2 45.8 5.4 15.8 - 0.4 2.6
Williamstown (South Para Reservoir) 4.2
1.2 2.4


2.8 0.6 21.8 0.8 19.0 0.2 0.2
1.2 1.2

1.0

3.8 0.2 1.4 42.0 7.0



Willunga 3.0 10.2 3.4 - - 7.0 13.0 3.0 8.0 - - - - - - - 2.6 12.5 - 3.6 6.0 4.0 11.6 1.4
Woodside 6.2 2.4 8.4

8.4 64.2 0.4 7.4



0.6


13.4 1.2 19.6 7.4 18.0 1.4
Woodside (Wicks Estate) 6.0 0.2 2.0 6.8 0.2 - - 1.8 2.8 52.4 0.8 4.8 - - - 0.6 0.2 - - 0.2 - - 12.2 1.4 0.8 19.6 7.2 15.4 - 0.6 1.8
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 1 pm on Wednesday 1 June 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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