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

Adelaide Metro in June 2007
A Dry and Cold June

Summary

Rainfall has been below average for June in Adelaide, but remains above average for the year so far. Adelaide has experienced below average temperatures in June, with the equal 5th lowest mean maximum temperature, and 5th lowest June minimum temperature.

Rainfall

Adelaide's rainfall for June 2007 was 61.8 mm, recorded on 16 days. This is 20.9 mm below the normal of 82.7 mm on 16 days, and the driest in Adelaide since 2006 when only 12.4 mm was recorded on 6 days. The all time driest Adelaide June was in 1958 when only 6.0 mm was reported.

The total rainfall for the first half of 2007 was 254.4 mm, which is 12.9 mm above the long-term average of 241.6 mm. Last year 171.8 mm was recorded over the same period.

Temperatures

The mean maximum temperature for June 2007 was 14.6°C, which is 1.5°C below the normal June mean maximum of 16.1°C. This has been the coolest mean maximum for June since 1989 when the mean maximum was 14.3°C. This is the second lowest at Kent Town, and the equal 5th lowest since 1887 from the complete Adelaide record. The coolest June mean maximum was 13.5°C, which occurred in 1878. The mean maximum last year was 15.8°C.

The coldest day recorded a maximum of 12.4°C on the 18th June.

The mean minimum temperature for June 2007 was 6.4°C, which is 1.8°C below the average June mean minimum of 8.2°C. This has been the coolest mean minimum for June since 2006 when the mean minimum was 5.6°C. The coolest June mean minimum recorded is 5.5°C in 1982. This is the 5th coolest June minimum temperature for the complete record.

The lowest daily minimum temperature was 1.3°C on the morning of the 23rd June.

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
16.6°C at Parafield Airport on the 28th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
14.7°C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
13.9°C at Noarlunga
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
11.0°C at Noarlunga on the 22nd
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−1.3°C at Edinburgh RAAF on the 16th
−1.3°C at Parafield Airport on the 16th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
4.8°C at Parafield Airport
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
7.4°C at Noarlunga
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
13.1°C at Adelaide Airport on the 1st
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
61.8 mm at Adelaide (Kent Town)
61.8 mm at Noarlunga
Highest wind gust
50 km/h at Noarlunga on the 18th

Summaries

Summary statistics for June 2007
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
June
2007
Mean for
June
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
June
2007
Total for
June
2007
Normal
for
June
Rank of
June
2007
Fraction of
June
normal
Adelaide 14.6 −1.6 16.5 29th 6.4 −1.7 1.3 23rd 61.8 82.1 normal 75%
Adelaide Airport 14.6 −1.3 16.1 1st 6.3 −1.4 −0.4 23rd 40.8 56.5 normal 72%
Edinburgh RAAF 14.4 −1.5 15.7 29th 5.1 −1.7 −1.3 16th 32.6 54.5 low 60%
Noarlunga 13.9 15.9 29th 7.4 3.5 15th 61.8
Parafield Airport 14.7 −1.0 16.6 28th 4.8 −2.3 −1.3 16th 48.6 55.6 normal 87%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 2 July 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 20 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