Monday, 2 April 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro - Product code IDCKGC13R0

Adelaide Metro in March 2007
Dry Run Ends

Summary

The first half of March saw the continuation of February's run without significant rain. Good falls towards the end of the month saw close to average monthly rainfall totals recorded. Temperatures were slightly above average.

Rainfall

Adelaide's rainfall for March 2007 was 23.4 mm, recorded on 6 days. This is 2.0 mm below the normal of 25.4 mm on 6 days. Last year 20.2 mm was recorded in March on 3 days.

The total rainfall for the first three months of 2007 was 63.6 mm. Last year 58.2 mm was recorded over the same period. Average rainfall for the first three months of the year is 58.7 mm.

Maximum Temperature

The mean maximum temperature for March 2007 was 27.3°C, which is 1.2°C above the normal March mean maximum of 26.2°C. The mean March maximum last year was 28.6°C.

Minimum Temperature

The mean minimum temperature for March 2007 was 16.1°C, which is 1.0°C above the normal March mean minimum of 15.1°C. The mean March minimum last year was 16.5°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
40.0°C at Edinburgh RAAF on the 2nd
40.0°C at Parafield Airport on the 2nd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
28.4°C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
26.0°C at Noarlunga
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
18.1°C at Noarlunga on the 29th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
8.8°C at Parafield Airport on the 26th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
15.2°C at Parafield Airport
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
16.1°C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
25.2°C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 23rd
25.2°C at Noarlunga on the 23rd
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
34.8 mm at Edinburgh RAAF
Highest wind gust
83 km/h at Adelaide Airport on the 27th


Summaries

Summary statistics for March 2007
Maximum temperatures
for March
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for March
(°C)
Rainfall
for March
(millimetres)
Mean for
March
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
March
2007
Mean for
March
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
March
2007
Total for
March
2007
Normal
for
March
Rank of
March
2007
Fraction of
March
normal
Adelaide 27.3 +1.2 39.7 2nd 16.1 +1.0 11.7 7th 23.4 25.4 normal 92%
Adelaide Airport 27.0 +1.6 39.2 2nd 15.6 +1.3 9.1 26th 20.0 21.0 normal 95%
Edinburgh RAAF 27.8 +1.0 40.0 2nd 15.4 +1.1 8.9 26th 34.8 24.0 high 145%
Noarlunga 26.0 38.4 2nd 15.6 10.6 25th 26.2
Parafield Airport 28.4 +1.8 40.0 2nd 15.2 +0.7 8.8 26th 27.4 21.4 high 128%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Monday 2 April 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