Thursday, 1 February 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for South Australia - Product code IDCKGC13R0

South Australia in January 2007
Record Rainfalls

Summary

Rainfall was mostly above to very much above average over South Australia while temperatures were mostly above normal.

Rainfall

Pastoral Districts

Rainfall over the Pastoral Districts during January was generally above to very much above average, with record January totals at several locations. Average rainfall totals were confined to the western half of the North West Pastoral District west of Marla, and also isolated pockets over the northeast of the Far North District.

Rainfall totals of 50 mm and less were mostly confined to isolated gaugings in the Far North district. Totals between 50 and 100 mm were reported from small parts of the Far North and most of the remaining districts. There were several registrations of monthly totals of 100 mm or more throughout the Pastoral Districts.

The highest rainfall total for January in the Pastoral Districts was 118 mm at Nonning, in the North West Pastoral District.

Agricultural Districts

Rainfall totals over the Agricultural Districts were mostly above to very much above average. Average rainfall totals were confined to the far west of the Western Agricultural District, northwest of Elliston to the Western Australia border, and also the western half of Kangaroo Island. A narrow band of below average rainfall extended from near Streaky Bay to near Yalata on Eyre Peninsula. Embedded within this band was an isolated small pocket of very much below average rainfall.

Rainfall totals of 100 mm or more were registered at many centres in the Upper and Lower North Districts and at several centres throughout the Western Agricultural, Yorke Peninsula, Mount Lofty Ranges, Murray Mallee and Lower Southeast Districts.

Rainfall totals mostly between 50 and 100 mm were reported from the remainder of Lower Southeast, Murray Mallee, Mount Lofty Ranges and Upper and Lower North Districts as well as the Riverland, Flats and Lower Basin and County Light Districts.

Rainfall totals of 50 mm or less were reported from much of the Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide Plains and isolated gaugings on Kangaroo Island Districts. Most of the Kangaroo Island and much of the Western Agricultural Districts registered totals below 25 mm.

The highest January rainfall reported in the Agricultural Districts was 176 mm at Hawker, in the Upper North District.

Many centres throughout the state recorded highest daily rainfall totals on record. (See Significant Weather for January for an explanation).

Coonawarra and Policemans Point recorded their highest daily rainfalls for all months. Hawker and Corny Point recorded their second highest daily rainfalls for all months and Whyalla Airport its third highest daily rainfall for all months.

Some sites had their highest total January rainfall on record.

Some sites had their highest total January rainfall for at least 20 years.

Some sites had their highest daily rainfall for January on record.

Temperature

Maximum Temperature

Mean maximum temperatures were up to 3°C above average in the Agricultural Districts and southwest of the Pastoral Districts, while conditions were up to 3°C below average over the remainder of the Pastoral Districts.

Mean maximum temperatures across the Pastoral Districts ranged from 31.7°C at Yunta Airport in the Northeast Pastoral district, to 37°C at Marree in the Far North district.

Oodnadatta, in the Far North district, recorded the highest maximum with 44.5°C on the 5th.

Mean maximum temperatures across the Agricultural Districts ranged from 22.8°C at Cape Willoughby on Kangaroo Island, to 33.1°C at Port Augusta Aerodrome in the Upper North district. Nullarbor, in the Western Agricultural District, recorded the highest maximum across the agricultural areas with 44.6°C on the 5th.

Some sites had their highest January mean daily maximum temperature on record.

Minimum temperature

Mean minimum temperatures were up to 3°C above average generally over the state.

Mean minimum temperatures across the state ranged from 13.4°C at Mount Gambier Aerodrome in the Lower Southeast district, to 24.1°C at Moomba Aerodrome in the Far North district.

The lowest recorded minimum temperature across the state was 5.0°C at Naracoorte in the Lower Southeast district, on the 9th

Some sites had their highest January mean daily minimum temperature on record.

Some sites had their highest January mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

Significant Weather

Rain

An intrusion of tropical air slowly extended from the north of South Australia to most areas of the state from the 14th to the 17th. The slow approach and passage of a stronger frontal system from the 18th to the 21st resulted in more general rain with thunderstorms, developing over all but the more western areas of the state. Localised flash flooding occurred at several locations in the Pastoral Districts and northern Agricultural Districts as a result.

Many locations recorded their highest 24-hour rainfall total for January on record. This included Hawker 125.4 mm to 9am on the 20th and 173 mm for the week ending 9am Monday 22. Corny Point 107 mm to 9am on the 20th and Parawa 105.4 mm to 9am on the 20th.

Arcoona homestead, near Woomera, recorded 143 mm in the 24 hours to 9am on the 20th, with much of this falling in a 4-hour period from 11am to 3pm on the 19th. For the week ending 9am Monday 22 Arcoona had amassed 190 mm.
 

Severe Winds

A developing low passing to the near south of the state on the 20th resulted in a short burst of gale force west winds of 63 km/h in the Port Lincoln region and very gusty conditions over Kangaroo Island. The highest gust reached 98 km/h at Cape Borda and gusts were estimated to be reaching 90 km/h on parts of the north coast. The combination of low pressure, winds and high tide resulted in the stranding of many vehicles on Kingston's Long Beach. At the time the Cape Du Couedic Wave Rider Buoy recorded a peak wave height of 12 metres.

Thunderstorms

A thunderstorm resulted in a north gust to 96 km/h at Oodnadatta on the 5th.
On the 6th a thunderstorm resulted in a gust to 49KT (91 km/h) at the Renmark Airport but in Renmark West and South, a survey of the extensive damage to homes, trees and crops (vines and fruit trees) rated the probable wind strength in the 140 to 180 km/h range.
On the 18th at Poona, near Coulta, a thunderstorm resulted in 58 mm in 45 minutes.
The 19th saw several thunderstorms resulting in heavy rainfalls and some wind gusts. At Parawa 36.8 mm fell in 30 minutes. At Cockaleechie severe wind gusts occurred and 53 mm fell in about 30 minutes. At Alford 40 mm fell in 30 minutes and further rainfall resulted in 61 mm in 3 hours. At Mundulla, near Bordertown, 35 mm fell in 45 minutes.

Significant fire weather days

There were three.
On the 6th extreme fire weather was recorded in 10 districts.
On the 10th extreme fire weather was recorded in all districts.
On the 16th extreme Fire weather was recorded in 12 districts.

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
44.6°C at Nullarbor on the 3rd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
37.0°C at Marree Comparison
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
22.7°C at Neptune Island
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
14.8°C at Mount Crawford Fire Tower on the 21st
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
5.0°C at Naracoorte Aerodrome on the 9th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
13.4°C at Mount Gambier Aero
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
24.1°C at Moomba Airport
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
32.7°C at Oodnadatta Airport on the 5th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
176.1 mm at Hawker
Highest wind gust
104 km/h at Neptune Island on the 20th

Records

Record highest total January rainfall
Total rainfall
for January 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Georgetown 119.5 111.8 in 1941 19.9 133
Port Pirie Zinifex Comparison 130.5 101.0 in 1974 18.9 131
Crystal Brook 113.0 103.4 in 1941 19.1 127
Hawker 176.1 157.0 in 1937 20.3 126
Frances 93.2 86.8 in 1946 21.7 118
Wolseley 92.4 92.1 in 1963 20.2 117
Corny Point 116.2 95.5 in 1972 13.9 115
Yunta (Panaramitee) 114.8 110.2 in 1937 21.5 101
Freeling 64.4 53.8 in 2002 21.0 45
Williamstown (South Para Reservoir) 75.6 72.0 in 1974 26.0 40
Blanchetown Lock 1 86.6 = 86.6 in 1974 21.4 39
Policemans Point 87.4 57.4 in 1970 20.3 36
Caliph 79.0 52.8 in 1996 17.7 33
Whyalla Aero 93.8 81.6 in 1997 16.2 27
Glendambo 68.0 31.2 in 1993 9.8 23
Loxton Research Centre 58.4 43.8 in 2005 17.1 23
Coonawarra 97.6 60.8 in 1991 27.4 22
Moonaree 67.6 51.2 in 1993 11.1 21

Highest total January rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for January 2007 (mm)
Most recent higher
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Penola Post Office 108.0 131.3 in 1870 26.2 137
Mount Eba 110.3 147.6 in 1939 16.3 68
Kapunda 74.6 119.3 in 1941 20.6 66
Port Germein 106.7 111.0 in 1941 18.7 66
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 54.2 119.6 in 1941 18.9 66
Mindarie 87.6 104.1 in 1941 17.4 65
Booleroo Centre 85.4 99.8 in 1946 21.1 61
Gladstone 103.4 108.9 in 1946 19.8 61
Orroroo (Black Rock) 110.2 123.6 in 1946 20.8 61
Parawa (Sharon) 138.0 240.8 in 1946 30.4 61
Warooka 91.3 120.9 in 1946 14.7 61
Willunga 64.2 74.2 in 1946 21.0 61
Wirrabara 104.8 109.9 in 1946 20.4 61
Yankalilla 83.2 120.9 in 1946 18.3 61
Mintaro 105.4 133.1 in 1941 21.7 56
Adelaide (Morphett Vale) 63.6 111.6 in 1941 21.3 48
Keith 57.0 86.4 in 1963 19.0 44
Kingston SE 59.2 80.6 in 1963 19.6 44
Lucindale Post Office 101.0 114.4 in 1963 23.1 43
Woomera Aerodrome 75.6 93.0 in 1968 15.8 39
Robe Comparison 50.6 91.8 in 1972 20.4 35
Alawoona 74.6 122.8 in 1974 18.7 33
Angaston 70.6 85.6 in 1974 20.9 33
Curnomona (Curnamona) 73.6 116.6 in 1974 20.4 33
Greenock 71.4 102.8 in 1974 21.2 33
Iron Knob 108.1 130.0 in 1974 16.9 33
Macclesfield 52.4 66.8 in 1974 25.6 33
Melrose 93.2 177.4 in 1974 28.5 33
Meningie 46.1 46.2 in 1974 18.5 33
Nonning 117.8 208.4 in 1974 16.0 33
Orroroo 106.7 108.2 in 1974 25.4 33
Pinnaroo 75.4 130.4 in 1974 17.5 33
Quorn 63.8 99.2 in 1974 18.8 33
Sandalwood 57.4 69.4 in 1974 19.1 33
Swan Reach 61.4 88.0 in 1974 16.3 33
Tanunda 68.0 80.2 in 1974 21.7 33
Truro 76.6 150.0 in 1974 21.0 33
Williamstown 67.2 69.2 in 1974 23.2 33
Yunta (Paratoo) 97.0 109.6 in 1974 20.0 33
Birdwood 62.5 73.6 in 1974 24.7 32
Bruce 73.0 109.0 in 1974 18.0 32
Lyndoch 62.4 66.8 in 1974 19.2 32
Oodla Wirra 110.8 165.4 in 1974 25.7 32
Parilla 60.2 196.4 in 1974 18.0 32
Carrieton 104.2 104.8 in 1974 22.1 31
Mungeranie 76.0 136.6 in 1917 11.9 31
Peebinga 104.8 145.8 in 1974 22.2 31
Port Augusta (Yudnapinna) 84.8 129.6 in 1974 15.5 31
Adelaide (Seaton) 44.0 46.8 in 1977 18.0 30
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook) 66.8 72.2 in 1977 28.7 30
Gumeracha 68.2 74.6 in 1974 26.8 30
Lameroo Comparison 66.8 82.2 in 1979 19.6 28
Mount Compass 78.6 83.2 in 1977 28.3 28
Nildottie 57.8 58.0 in 1979 17.1 28
Milang 43.8 47.0 in 1981 18.4 26
Parachilna (Motpena) 99.8 102.2 in 1981 26.2 26
Tarcoola (Lake Everard) 55.2 65.8 in 1981 14.8 26
Tarcoola (Mulgathing) 83.4 120.4 in 1981 14.3 26
Port Elliot Caravan Park 39.3 67.1 in 1981 19.9 25
Yankalilla (Inman Valley) 59.8 66.2 in 1981 26.7 25
Sedan 73.6 137.8 in 1974 16.3 24
Blinman 53.9 80.6 in 1984 24.1 23
Koonamore 90.0 174.0 in 1984 21.8 23
Mount Pleasant 59.4 72.8 in 1984 25.0 23
Nairne 37.0 48.2 in 1984 25.9 23
Parrakie 64.8 95.1 in 1984 18.6 23
Tailem Bend 46.0 62.4 in 1984 17.3 23
Coober Pedy 75.7 80.1 in 1984 17.4 22
Kensington Upper (Burnside) 42.0 68.5 in 1904 19.1 21
Andamooka 48.3 57.9 in 1987 19.7 20
Booleroo Centre (Willowie) 67.9 80.6 in 1987 18.1 20
Murray Bridge Comparison 32.9 36.8 in 1987 16.6 20
Wilmington 67.6 92.2 in 1987 22.7 20

January 2007 Daily Rainfall Records
PlaceAmount (mm)DateOld Amount (mm)DateYears of record
Coober Pedy Apt
49.6
19/1/2007
22.0
6/1/1998
13 years
Moonaree
55.0
19/1/2007
35.0
24/1/1993
21 years
Roxby Downs Apt
52.0
20/1/2007
23.0
6/1/1998
10 years
Tarcoola Apt
62.2
19/1/2007
44.5
19/1/1937
101 years
Motpena
63.0
20/1/2007
56.2
1/1/1980
38 years
Ungarra
47.2
22/1/2007
42.4
25/1/1993
93 years
Hawker
125.4
20/1/2007
112.3
19/1/1937
126 years
Minburra
71.8
20/1/2007
19.0
28/1/2006
10 years
Canopus Stn
72.0
21/1/2007
63.6
22/1/1991
37 years
Panaramitee
66.2
21/1/2007
65.0
19/1/1937
101 years
Georgetown
67.0
20/1/2007
59.4
15/1/1995
133 years
Pt Pirie
86.2
20/1/2007
78.7
2/1/1921
131 years
Corny Point
107.0
20/1/2007
60.5
17/1/1946
116 years
Edithburgh AWS
28.0
20/1/2007
24.0
22/1/1997
15 years
Mount Lofty (TV)
37.0
21/1/2007
30.4
1/1/1996
15 years
Mt Crawford
31.8
20/1/2007
26.0
15/1/1995
13 years
Parawa
105.4
20/1/2007
42.0
27/1/1981
66 years
Parawa AWS
90.0
20/1/2007
34.0
22/1/1997
13 years
Sellicks Beach
30.6
20/1/2007
29.8
22/1/1997
15 years
Blanchetown
53.2
20/1/2007
32.4
28/1/1974
39 years
Wolseley
61.4
20/1/2007
55.4
14/1/1963
117 years
Coonawarra
76.4
20/1/2007
43.0
26/1/2001
22 years
Frances
56.0
20/1/2007
48.8
25/1/1941
118 years
Lucindale
85.9
20/1/2007
51.6
27/1/1981
128 years
Naracoorte Apt
55.0
20/1/2007
48.3
28/1/1963
140 years
Policemans Point
73.6
20/1/2007
35.2
27/1/1981
36 years



Record highest January mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for January 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Meningie 16.2 16.0 in 2006 13.8 41

Highest January mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for January 2007 (°C)
Most recent higher
for January
Normal for
January
Years of
record
Mount Gambier Aero 13.4 13.9 in 1981 11.1 26



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%
Andamooka 34.8 −1.5 43.2 10th 20.9 −0.2 12.8 28th 48.3 19.7 very high 245%
Arkaroola 33.5 −0.6 40.8 11th 20.1 +0.2 12.0 29th 16.0 34.0 normal 47%
Cape Borda Comparison 24.8 +1.8 32.4 3rd 15.1 +1.4 9.0 10th 8.0 15.4 normal 52%
Cape Jaffa 25.3 +0.8 36.3 16th 15.0 +1.5 7.7 9th 51.4 20.2 highest 254%
Cape Willoughby 22.8 +1.3 35.3 10th 16.7 +1.1 14.2 12th 13.8 18.7 normal 74%
Ceduna AMO 29.5 +1.0 42.6 10th 15.6 +0.6 7.7 9th 1.6 11.8 low 14%
Clare High School 29.0 −1.0 39.1 10th 15.1 +0.5 8.1 8th 96.6 23.2 highest 416%
Cleve 28.4 +0.1 41.4 10th 17.3 +1.9 13.2 21st 22.8 15.9 high 143%
Cleve Aerodrome 28.6 −0.4 41.7 10th 17.1 +1.3 12.3 9th 20.2 15.1 high 134%
Coober Pedy Airport 34.8 −1.6 44.0 10th 21.4 −0.6 15.0 21st 104.2 18.3 highest 569%
Coonawarra 28.6 +1.8 39.8 16th 13.8 +2.5 6.0 13th 97.6 27.4 highest 356%
Coulta 27.8 +0.9 39.2 3rd 16.1 +1.6 11.0 13th 18.4 17.1 high 108%
Edinburgh RAAF 29.9 +0.2 42.2 10th 17.9 +1.6 12.1 9th 36.2 21.8 high 166%
Edithburgh 26.0 +1.2 42.3 10th 17.0 +0.6 10.7 10th 39.4 14.2 highest 277%
Elliston 28.2 +2.6 40.1 4th 16.6 +1.0 11.7 12th 12.0 10.1 normal 119%
Ernabella 33.9 39.7 3rd 21.2 13.3 21st 39.0
Eudunda 28.9 −0.1 39.5 10th 15.1 +1.4 8.8 28th 96.4 22.2 very high 434%
Gluepot Reserve 32.3 41.7 10th 16.8 9.7 22nd 54.2
Hawker 32.5 −1.4 41.3 10th 18.8 +1.1 11.9 28th 176.1 20.3 highest 867%
Hindmarsh Island AWS 25.8 41.4 10th 16.7 11.4 9th 40.0
Kadina AWS 30.6 41.7 10th 16.6 9.9 9th 36.8
Karoonda 30.7 41.7 10th 15.6 9.3 9th 42.6 17.4 very high 245%
Keith 29.7 0 41.0 10th 15.7 +2.6 8.9 9th 57.0 19.0 very high 300%
Keith 30.0 42.1 10th 15.0 7.8 9th 63.8
Kimba 31.6 +0.3 41.0 10th 17.2 +1.6 12.6 12th 40.0 17.2 very high 233%
Kingscote Aero 27.4 +1.6 39.6 10th 14.1 +1.0 8.1 10th 17.6 17.6 normal 100%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 25.9 37.1 10th 14.8 10.3 9th 66.6
Kyancutta 32.8 −0.1 42.8 10th 16.1 +1.8 10.3 8th 15.1 14.2 high 106%
Lameroo 30.7 41.6 10th 15.2 7.8 8th 61.6
Lameroo Comparison 31.0 +0.2 41.0 10th 15.8 +2.5 9.7 8th 66.8 19.6 very high 341%
Leigh Creek Airport 34.2 −0.9 41.8 10th 20.9 +0.5 13.5 21st 56.0 24.1 high 232%
Loxton Research Centre 31.6 +0.1 40.6 10th 16.2 +1.9 10.0 9th 58.4 17.1 highest 342%
Maitland 29.1 +0.3 40.0 10th 17.3 +1.9 12.5 28th 34.4 17.5 high 197%
Marla Police Station 35.2 −2.0 43.0 10th 14.0 29th 17.0 17.2 normal 99%
Marree Aero 36.5 43.9 11th 22.5 15.5 21st 32.6
Marree Comparison 37.0 −0.7 44.3 11th 22.2 +1.0 15.6 21st 37.0 17.7 high 209%
Meningie 27.0 +1.2 38.7 16th 16.2 +2.4 9.9 9th 46.1 18.5 very high 249%
Minlaton Aero 29.2 41.6 10th 16.2 9.9 9th 41.4
Minnipa DPI 32.1 −0.9 41.9 10th 16.3 +0.5 9.7 8th 12.6 9.5 high 133%
Moomba Airport 35.5 −3.0 44.3 11th 24.1 −0.4 19.7 21st 41.6 16.9 high 246%
Mount Barker 28.5 +1.4 38.2 10th 13.8 +2.1 9.0 9th 36.5 26.2 high 139%
Mount Crawford Fire Tower 26.7 −0.3 37.0 10th 14.6 +0.8 9.4 8th 72.4 23.4 highest 309%
Mount Gambier Aero 26.7 +1.6 39.9 16th 13.4 +2.3 6.0 9th 60.2 26.9 very high 224%
Murray Bridge 30.2 42.8 10th 15.6 9.4 9th 28.4
Murray Bridge Comparison 30.7 +1.8 42.3 10th 16.2 +1.8 11.3 9th 32.9 16.6 high 198%
Naracoorte Aerodrome 29.4 41.0 16th 13.8 5.0 9th 83.4
Neptune Island 22.7 +0.8 30.6 16th 16.9 +0.8 14.7 8th 2.0 13.4 low 15%
Noarlunga 28.3 40.2 10th 17.6 13.6 9th 30.6
Nonning 32.4 −0.7 42.9 10th 18.1 +1.6 13.6 8th 117.8 16.0 very high 736%
North Shields 26.9 +1.3 43.5 10th 16.6 +1.1 12.6 10th 12.4 19.5 normal 64%
Nullarbor 30.4 +2.7 44.6 3rd 15.8 +0.4 9.8 9th 9.8 11.2 normal 88%
Nuriootpa Viticultural 28.8 −0.8 40.2 10th 15.4 +0.9 9.3 8th 65.6 20.2 highest 325%
Oodnadatta Airport 36.4 −1.3 44.5 5th 23.4 +0.6 15.2 21st 37.0 24.6 high 150%
Padthaway South 28.6 40.4 16th 14.5 7.3 9th 73.0
Parafield Airport 30.3 +1.0 41.9 10th 17.3 +1.0 11.0 9th 33.0 21.8 high 151%
Parawa 23.8 +0.9 36.5 10th 14.6 +1.4 11.1 8th 127.4 32.9 highest 387%
Port Augusta Aero 33.1 43.8 10th 20.0 15.1 22nd 52.0
Port Pirie Aerodrome 31.5 41.5 10th 18.4 12.3 28th 113.5
Port Pirie Zinifex Comparison 31.5 −0.4 40.5 10th 19.5 +2.0 14.0 9th 130.5 18.9 highest 690%
Renmark Aero 32.4 −1.1 42.4 10th 17.2 +1.1 9.9 28th 37.6 12.7 highest 296%
Robe Airfield 25.7 36.8 10th 14.3 6.3 13th 57.2
Robe Comparison 23.5 +1.1 32.8 3rd 15.5 +1.9 9.0 9th 50.6 20.4 very high 248%
Rosedale 30.2 0 41.8 10th 16.4 +1.3 9.9 9th 54.2 18.9 very high 287%
Roseworthy AWS 30.7 −0.8 42.6 10th 16.4 +1.6 9.2 9th 40.2
Roxby Downs 34.7 −2.5 44.0 10th 21.0 0 16.0 21st 70.8 15.7 highest 451%
Snowtown 31.2 41.9 10th 16.2 10.1 9th 53.6
Stenhouse Bay 25.5 +1.0 40.5 10th 16.9 +0.4 14.3 21st 17.4 16.1 normal 108%
Strathalbyn Racecourse 28.1 +0.4 40.9 10th 15.8 +1.4 9.9 9th 36.0 17.0 highest 212%
Streaky Bay 29.9 +0.7 40.3 3rd 17.4 +1.4 12.5 9th 5.4 10.8 normal 50%
Tarcoola Aero 34.5 41.3 3rd 19.6 13.2 28th 88.4 17.0 highest 520%
Victor Harbor 25.9 40.5 10th 15.7 10.5 10th 47.8
Warooka 27.2 +0.1 37.8 10th 16.8 +1.6 11.8 28th 91.3 14.7 very high 621%
Whyalla Aero 29.9 +0.1 44.0 10th 18.9 +1.6 14.9 12th 93.8 16.2 highest 579%
Woomera Aerodrome 33.6 −0.7 43.6 10th 20.4 +1.0 14.5 22nd 75.6 15.8 very high 478%
Wudinna Aero 32.5 43.1 10th 16.2 9.6 8th 17.8
Yongala 29.7 −0.9 39.0 10th 15.0 +1.8 7.7 28th 84.8 22.7 very high 374%
Yunta Airstrip 31.7 40.5 10th 16.8 10.7 28th 101.4

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 2 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