Thursday, 1 February 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro - Product code IDCKGC13R0

Adelaide's Rainfall Very Much Above Normal in January 2007

Rainfall

Adelaide's rainfall for January 2007 was 40.0 mm, recorded on 6 days. This is 20.1 mm above the normal of 19.9 mm on 5 days. Last year, 22.4 mm was recorded in January on 8 days. This has been the wettest January, at Kent Town, since 1996 when 42.2 mm was registered. January 1996 was the wettest on record at Kent Town.

Maximum temperature

The mean maximum temperature for January 2007 was 29.6°C, which is 0.6°C above the normal January mean maximum of 29.0°C. The mean January maximum last year was 31.9°C.

Minimum temperature

The mean minimum temperature for January 2007 was 18.2°C, which is 1.2°C above the normal January mean minimum of 17.0°C. Last January, the mean minimum was 19.9°C.

Further information

South Australian Regional Office
South Australian Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (08) 8366 2600
Email climate.sa@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
42.2°C at Edinburgh RAAF on the 10th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
30.3°C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
28.3°C at Noarlunga
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
18.6°C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 21st
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
11.0°C at Parafield Airport on the 9th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
17.3°C at Parafield Airport
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
18.2°C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
30.5°C at Parafield Airport on the 5th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
40.0 mm at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Highest wind gust
72 km/h at Edinburgh RAAF on the 6th

Summaries

Summary statistics for January 2007
Maximum temperatures
for January
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for January
(°C)
Rainfall
for January
(millimetres)
Mean for
January
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
January
2007
Mean for
January
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
January
2007
Total for
January
2007
Normal
for
January
Rank of
January
2007
Fraction of
January
normal
Adelaide 29.6 +0.7 40.2 10th 18.2 +1.2 13.5 9th 40.0 20.6 very high 194%
Adelaide Airport 28.6 +0.7 40.5 10th 17.9 +2.1 11.7 9th 36.8 18.2 high 202%
Edinburgh RAAF 29.9 +0.2 42.2 10th 17.9 +1.6 12.1 9th 36.2 21.8 high 166%
Noarlunga 28.3 40.2 10th 17.6 13.6 9th 30.6
Parafield Airport 30.3 +1.0 41.9 10th 17.3 +1.0 11.0 9th 33.0 21.8 high 151%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 1 pm on Thursday 1 February 2007. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Normals 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 "normal" 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, normal in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of normal shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Further information

South Australian Regional Office
South Australian Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (08) 8366 2600
Email climate.sa@bom.gov.au