Adelaide in November 2016: Cool days and nights, mostly dry

November rainfall was close to average across the Adelaide metropolitan area, with most of the monthly total being recorded in the middle of the month. Both daytime and night time temperatures were cooler than average, with some locations recording their coolest November nights in several years.

Heavy rainfall in the middle of month

  • November was mostly dry, with most of the monthly total rainfall being recorded between the 12th and 14th as a low pressure system tracked south of Adelaide bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region
  • Mount Crawford recorded its wettest November day in several years on the 13th with 28.2mm
  • Adelaide (Kent Town) recorded its wettest November since 2010 with 33.2 mm, most of which was recorded in the 3 days between the 12th and 14th

Cool days and nights throughout most of the month

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Extremes in November 2016
Hottest day 36.3 °C at Parafield Airport on the 20th
Warmest days on average 25.1 °C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average 18.7 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 10.4 °C at Mount Lofty on the 13th
Coldest night 3.9 °C at Parafield Airport on the 24th
Coolest nights on average 8.0 °C at Mount Lofty
Warmest nights on average 12.2 °C at Adelaide Airport
Warmest night 23.9 °C at Mount Lofty on the 21st
Warmest on average overall 18.4 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Coolest on average overall 13.4 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 71.6 mm at Verdun
Wettest day 48.4 mm at Cudlee Creek (O'Deas Road) on the 13th
Strongest wind gust 93 km/h at Noarlunga on the 11th

Record highest November daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Mount Crawford AWS 28.2 on the 13th =28.2 on the 12th in 2006 23



Record lowest November mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Adelaide (Kent Town) 12.1 12.3 in 2001 39 14.1

* note: Adelaide (Kent Town) observations commence in 1977, The previous West Terrace location reported a monthly mean minimum temperature of 12.1°C in November 1968


Lowest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Edinburgh RAAF 10.7 10.1 in 1974 12.9
Parafield Airport 10.8 10.3 in 1974 12.8
Mount Crawford AWS 8.6 8.2 in 1994 10.8



Lowest November mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Edinburgh RAAF 17.6 17.5 in 1996 19.4
Mount Crawford AWS 14.8 13.9 in 1996 16.6



Summary statistics for November 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2016
Mean for
November
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2016
Total for
November
2016
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2016
Fraction of
November
average
Adelaide (Kent Town) 24.7 -0.6 36.1 20th 12.1 -2.0 8.1 3rd 33.2 29.6 average 112%
Adelaide Airport 22.7 -1.3 35.2 20th 12.2 -0.6 8.4 24th 29.2 24.7 average 118%
Edinburgh RAAF 24.4 -1.5 35.8 17th 10.7 -2.2 5.0 24th 20.6 23.9 average 86%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 20.7 -1.2 31.9 20th 9.6 -1.6 6.4 3rd 35.2 34.7 average 101%
Mount Barker 23.2 +0.6 34.3 20th 9.3 +0.4 5.0 2nd 47.6 39.6 average 120%
Mount Crawford AWS 20.9 -1.5 32.2 21st 8.6 -2.2 4.6 24th 41.6 31.1 high 134%
Mount Lofty 18.7 +1.2 29.4 20th 8.0 -1.1 4.2 24th 56.8
Noarlunga 22.8 -2.1 34.9 20th 12.0 -2.1 7.6 24th 16.0 22.0 average 73%
Parafield Airport 25.1 -0.3 36.3 20th 10.8 -2.0 3.9 24th 19.6 26.1 average 75%

Daily maximum temperatures for November 2016
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Adelaide (Kent Town)18.819.525.328.219.325.126.219.323.125.132.020.217.118.519.529.435.225.929.336.132.017.821.221.023.224.827.929.527.323.4
Adelaide Airport17.417.322.926.017.423.921.917.819.425.232.319.517.317.317.727.733.724.825.535.227.517.819.219.121.424.722.423.722.720.9
Edinburgh RAAF17.919.124.827.719.525.026.118.622.525.332.520.217.618.119.228.835.825.329.635.334.317.820.720.222.123.927.428.626.522.8
Kuitpo Forest Reserve14.815.121.023.016.221.021.714.818.621.117.125.730.518.124.931.928.213.416.117.816.717.623.925.323.619.6
Mount Barker17.218.223.926.020.124.024.517.020.429.018.115.217.719.527.032.120.327.434.333.019.818.820.525.528.825.221.7
Mount Crawford AWS13.815.321.322.916.521.423.715.919.622.626.813.713.014.217.524.830.620.625.631.532.212.716.119.418.319.924.326.825.321.9
Mount Lofty11.113.419.121.314.719.420.614.117.620.326.111.510.411.415.123.429.218.225.229.426.611.214.616.016.218.021.724.122.319.7
Noarlunga17.617.623.125.717.923.123.818.320.322.531.117.416.918.118.127.933.223.026.634.928.617.219.719.620.922.225.026.225.122.4
Parafield Airport18.819.625.428.519.725.127.319.623.125.732.720.518.119.019.529.535.326.730.236.334.018.721.020.923.524.927.829.627.323.3
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 November 2016
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Adelaide (Kent Town)11.810.28.19.711.011.115.39.79.09.813.914.411.611.410.38.817.017.115.016.921.914.49.38.111.39.39.212.212.813.0
Adelaide Airport12.712.79.59.912.613.215.29.99.28.613.015.512.111.810.38.916.516.414.015.620.914.19.88.411.310.58.711.111.611.9
Edinburgh RAAF11.17.56.48.211.88.314.48.96.77.312.613.012.011.29.67.616.215.614.815.419.914.811.05.07.47.46.510.010.910.6
Kuitpo Forest Reserve7.86.96.412.06.98.412.57.77.38.310.37.68.113.111.610.112.521.810.66.56.88.99.08.29.910.49.7
Mount Barker8.05.05.07.36.89.411.67.75.77.612.19.08.96.77.513.812.310.610.520.110.78.410.39.77.08.99.6
Mount Crawford AWS7.25.95.79.26.27.810.15.56.06.79.59.27.57.06.96.612.311.29.211.523.19.66.14.66.96.86.811.812.87.7
Mount Lofty5.15.55.69.34.97.48.84.75.56.48.29.26.26.26.35.613.410.48.111.723.98.45.34.25.86.66.210.813.27.4
Noarlunga10.711.49.410.010.711.014.88.77.810.913.015.010.911.09.911.217.314.813.316.121.813.48.77.611.210.711.213.013.212.1
Parafield Airport11.68.75.86.411.19.114.18.77.310.915.015.412.111.78.56.916.616.214.314.619.515.17.83.97.57.17.89.710.211.0
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 November 2016
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Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) - 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 21.4 2.0 - 1.6
Adelaide (Kent Town) - - - - - - - - - - - 14.0 16.4 1.8 - - - - - - - 0.8 0.2 - - - - - - -
Adelaide (Keswick) 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 15.4 13.2 1.4 - - - - - - - 0.8 0.4 - - - - - - -
Adelaide (Morphett Vale)










6.0 12.0







3.4 1.2






Adelaide (Salisbury Bowling Club)










6.6 19.4
















Adelaide (Seaton)










17.6 11.8







2.0







Adelaide Airport 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 13.0 11.6 2.2 0.2 - - - - - - 1.6 0.4 - - - - - - -
Ashton 1.0 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 10.8 29.0 3.4 - 0.2 - - - - - 0.8 0.6 0.2 - - - - - -
Ashton Co-op 3.6



























Athelstone (Black Hill) - - - - - - - - - - - 7.6 22.0 2.0 - - - - - - - 0.6 0.8 - - - - - - -
Balhannah (Killara Park) 1.2 - 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - 12.0 38.6 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - 1.0 0.6 0.2 - - - - - -
Beaumont 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - 15.8 12.0 1.8 - - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - - - - - - -
Belair 2.6 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 14.8 27.0 2.4 - - - - - - - 1.0 0.6 - - - - - - -
Belair (St Johns) 1.8 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - 19.0 18.2 1.2 - - - - - - - 1.2 0.8 - - - - - - -
Bellevue Heights 0.6 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 14.2 12.2 0.6 - 0.2 - - - - - 1.2 0.4 - - - - - - -
Birdwood (McVittie's Hill) 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 22.4 32.6 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - 0.4 3.0 0.2 - - - - - -
Blackwood (Wittunga) 1.0 0.2








12.8 26.0 1.6






1.8 0.4






Brownhill Creek (Scotch College) - - - - - - - - - - - 20.8 27.2 1.4 - - - - - - - 1.0 0.4 - - - - - - -
Burnside 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 19.2 17.8 1.6 - - - - - - - 0.6 0.4 - - - - - - -
Charleston 0.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 3.6 17.6 0.8 - - - - - - - 1.6 0.8 - - - - - - -
Crafers West 1.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 11.8 37.2 5.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - - 1.4 1.0 - - - - - - -
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 5.0 45.4 4.2 1.0 2.0













Cudlee Creek (O'Deas Road) 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 2.8 48.4 1.8 - - - - - - - 0.8 1.2 - - - - - - -
Edinburgh RAAF 0.2 - 0.2 - - - - - - - - 6.6 12.0 0.8 - - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - - - - - - -
Felixstow (Payneham) 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 2.6 19.2 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - - - - - - -
Gawler - 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.2 12.4 0.4 - - - - - - - 0.6 0.4 - - - - - - -
Greenacres 0.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 12.6 1.4 - - - - - - - 0.6 0.2 0.2 - - - - - -
Hahndorf 2.4 - - - - - - - - - - 24.4 38.6 1.6 - - - - - - - 1.2 0.7 - - - - - - -
Happy Valley Reservoir 1.6 0.2








9.2 17.4 1.2






2.0 1.2






Heathfield Works Depot 1.2 - - - - - - - - - - 50.0 - - - - - - 3.0






Ironstone Road 0.4 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 32.8 23.4 1.8 - - - - - - - 0.6 0.8 - - - - - - -
Kangarilla (Saddlebags) 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - 10.0 22.4 2.8 0.2 - - - - - - 1.4 1.0 - - - - - - -
Kersbrook 0.2 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 6.2 40.8 2.8 - - - - - - - 0.8 1.0 - - - - - - -
Kilburn - - - - - - - - - - - 2.2 15.2 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.6 0.2 - - - - - - -
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 0.8 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 7.6 20.0 2.6 0.2 0.2 -
- - - 2.4 1.0 0.2 - - - - - -
Leawood Gardens (Eagle on The Hill) 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 14.4 20.2 2.8 - - - - - - - 1.0 0.6 - - - - - - -
Lenswood Research Centre 0.6 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 47.6 - - - - - - - 1.0 0.8






Lobethal












31.4







1.2






Lobethal 0.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 6.4 23.0 2.0 0.2 - - - - - - 0.8 1.6 - - - - - - -
Lobethal (Maidment Road) 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 3.0 29.0 2.0 - - - - - - - 1.2 1.4 - - - - - - -
Long Ridge (Greenhill) 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 14.8 16.0 2.6 - - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - - - - - - -
McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 2.4 0.8 - - - - - - - - - 13.6 - - - - - - - 2.8 1.0






Melrose Park - - - - - - - - - - - 15.6 11.2 1.6 - - - - - - - 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - -
Montacute - - - 0.2 - - - - - - - 5.6 22.4 3.6 - 0.2 0.2 - - - - 0.8 1.2 - - - - - - -
Morphettville 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 12.4 13.2 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - - -
Mount Barker 0.6 - - - - - - - - -
17.2 27.2 1.4 - - - - - - - 1.2

- - - - - -
Mount Bold Reservoir 0.8









12.2 19.4 4.2 0.2





1.4 1.2






Mount Crawford AWS - 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - 8.2 28.2 2.8 - 0.2 - - - - - 0.8 0.8 - - - - - - -
Mount Lofty 2.0 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 17.2 29.6 5.0 0.2 - - - - - - 1.2 0.8 0.2 - - - - - -
Mt Bold (Scott Creek) 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - 9.2 22.6 3.0 - - - - - - - 1.4 1.4 - - - - - - -
Mylor (Biggs Flat) 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 17.0 28.0 1.2 - - - - - - - 1.4 0.6 0.2 - - - - - -
Nairne 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - 30.4 - - - - - - - 1.0 0.6






Noarlunga - - - - - - - - - - - 4.6 6.6 0.8 - - - - - - - 2.8 1.2 - - - - - - -
North Adelaide 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - 31.0 - - - - - - - 0.8







Parafield Airport - - - - - - - - - - - 1.8 15.6 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.2 1.0 - - - - - - -
Piccadilly (Woodhouse) 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - 20.4 42.2 5.8















Regency Park - - - - - - - - - - - 8.6 13.8 0.6 - - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - - - - - - -
Sellicks Beach










5.8 6.2 1.0






2.0







Uraidla 1.4









13.0 32.0 4.2







2.0






Uraidla (Sutton Creek) 1.0 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - 13.2 22.6 2.8 - - - - - - - 0.8 0.6 0.2 - - - - - -
Verdun 2.0 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 22.2 43.6 2.0 - - - - - - - 1.0 0.6 - - - - - - -
Williamstown 1.8 - - - - - - - - - - 2.4 26.4 1.8 - - - - - - 0.6 0.4 0.8 - - - - - - 0.2
Williamstown (South Para Reservoir) - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 - 32.0 2.0 - - - - - - - 0.4 0.6






Willunga 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - 19.4 - - - - - - 3.6 1.0






Woodside 0.6 0.4








31.0






1.2







Woodside (Wicks Estate) 1.0 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 9.0 20.6 0.6 - - - - - - - 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - -
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 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 statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Thursday 1 December 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.

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

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