Monday, 2 July 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for South Australia - Product code IDCKGC13R0

South Australia in June 2007
A Cold and Dry Month Over Most of the State

Summary

June temperatures were well below normal across the whole State reaching record lows in the north, while June rainfall was below to very much below average over most of South Australia.

Rainfall

Pastoral Districts

Rainfall totals were below to very much below average over most of the Pastoral Districts, with several stations reporting lowest June totals on record.

Rainfall totals were generally below 10 mm, with most totals less than 2 mm. Nonning in the Northwest district reported a total of 13 mm, the highest amount in the Pastoral Districts, while in the Northwest and Far North districts there were several stations that reported no rainfall.

Agricultural Districts

Rainfall totals below to very much below average were reported from most of the Agricultural districts, apart from the far west of the Western Agricultural district where above average totals were reported. Near average rainfall was reported over parts of the Eyre and Yorke Peninsula and most of the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Rainfall totals equal to and above 50 mm were confined to the southern coasts and Adelaide Plains. Much of the Mount Lofty Ranges recorded totals above 50 mm, with many stations above 100 mm, with the highest official total for the state being 146 mm at Mt Lofty. Totals between 20−50 mm were generally reported elsewhere.

Buckleboo, Mt Cooper and Ceduna in the Western Agricultural district all reported lowest June totals on record.

Some sites had their lowest total June rainfall on record.

See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

Maximum

Mean maximum temperatures for June were all below average and generally 1 to 3°C below normal, reaching near 4 degrees below normal in the northeast of the state.

In the Pastoral districts mean maximum temperatures ranged from 13.7°C at Yunta to 17.8°C at both Marree and Oodnadatta Airport. Mean maximum temperatures over the Agricultural districts ranged from 10.1°C at Mt Crawford in the Mount Lofty Ranges to 17.2°C at Nullarbor in the Western Agricultural district.

The highest maximum recorded during June was 23.2°C at Nullarbor on the 28th.

Minimum

Mean minimum temperatures for June were all well below average and were generally 1 to 2°C below average, with some areas more than 3°C below average in the pastoral districts and the western agricultural district.

In the pastoral districts mean minima at Marla was 5.4°C below average. Mean minimum temperatures ranged from 1.6°C at Yunta Airport to 6.0°C at Andamooka. Over the Agricultural districts mean minima at Keith was 3.8°C below average. Mean minimum temperatures ranged from 2.1°C at Keith AWS to 11.5°C at Neptune Island.

The lowest minimum temperature recorded during June was minus 6.2°C at Gluepot in the North East Pastoral district on the 23rd.

Some sites had their lowest June mean daily maximum temperature on record.

See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.

Some sites had their lowest June mean daily minimum temperature on record.

See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

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
23.2°C at Nullarbor on the 28th
23.2°C at Nullarbor on the 30th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
17.8°C at Marree Comparison
17.8°C at Oodnadatta Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
10.1°C at Mount Crawford Fire Tower
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
5.6°C at Hindmarsh Island AWS on the 23rd
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−6.2°C at Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot) on the 23rd
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
0.8°C at Yongala
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
11.5°C at Neptune Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
13.8°C at Neptune Island on the 29th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
150.0 mm at Crafers (Mt Lofty Alert)
Highest wind gust
87 km/h at Cape Willoughby on the 18th

Records

Record lowest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Normal for
June
Lucindale Post Office 7.6 9.6 in 2006 126 79.4
Swan Reach 0.4 1.2 in 1975 109 27.5
Mount Eba 0.0 = 0.0 in 2006 93 13.1
Kalangadoo 11.8 14.0 in 1937 92 90.3
Ceduna AMO 2.8 5.1 in 1958 69 35.3
Port Kenny (Mount Cooper) 2.0 7.4 in 1958 68 59.2
Oodnadatta Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2006 60 12.6
Andamooka 0.2 0.8 in 2002 42 15.5



Record lowest June mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Normal for
June
Keith 13.9 14.0 in 1989 53 15.5
Whyalla Aero 14.9 15.0 in 1989 27 17.3



Record lowest June mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for June 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for June
Years of
record
Normal for
June
Keith 2.2 2.4 in 1972 53 6.0



Summaries

 In the following table, certain key sites have been highlighted to make them easier to identify.

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
Northwest (district 16)
Andamooka 17.0 −1.6 20.3 1st 6.0 −0.9 0.0 24th 0.2 15.5 lowest 1%
Coober Pedy Airport 16.4 21.3 30th 4.4 0.0 21st 0.0
Ernabella 15.9 23.0 30th 2.2 −3.1 28th 0.6
Nonning 15.1 −1.7 17.9 11th 3.7 −0.9 −0.8 15th 13.1 26.9 low 49%
Tarcoola Aero 17.3 21.7 29th 2.2 −3.5 14th 1.0
Woomera Aerodrome 15.8 −1.6 20.0 29th 5.6 −1.1 0.4 15th 2.2 16.2 low 14%
Far North (district 17)
Arkaroola 14.8 −2.1 19.5 30th 3.3 −1.3 −2.9 24th 8.4 14.4 normal 58%
Leigh Creek Airport 15.6 −1.4 18.6 2nd 3.5 −1.9 −1.3 21st 0.2 17.7 lowest 1%
Marree Aero 17.4 19.9 1st 3.8 −0.3 21st 1.2
Marree Comparison 17.8 −1.7 20.7 2nd 4.0 −1.9 −2.0 15th 0.9 13.8 low 7%
Oodnadatta Airport 17.8 −2.1 21.8 30th 3.9 −2.7 −1.7 21st 0.0 12.6 lowest 0%
Western Agricultural (district 18)
Ceduna AMO 17.0 −1.1 21.6 30th 3.1 −3.4 −3.4 20th 2.8 35.3 lowest 8%
Cleve 13.9 −2.1 17.5 29th 6.9 −1.0 2.0 16th 49.4 46.3 normal 107%
Cleve Aerodrome 13.5 17.3 29th 6.9 2.2 15th 37.4 42.1 normal 89%
Coulta 14.8 17.1 10th 6.0 0.9 15th 40.0
Elliston 16.3 −0.8 19.0 1st −0.5 14th 29.0 72.5 very low 40%
Kimba 14.3 −1.8 18.0 29th 5.3 −0.5 2.0 15th 15.9 39.8 low 40%
Kyancutta 16.3 −1.5 19.7 29th 3.1 −2.2 −4.3 16th 10.8 38.4 very low 28%
Minnipa DPI 14.9 18.0 29th 5.1 0.2 16th 13.6
Neptune Island 15.2 −0.8 16.7 28th 11.5 −0.7 9.5 15th 40.2 67.0 low 60%
North Shields 15.2 17.9 29th 8.1 3.6 23rd 41.4
Nullarbor 17.2 −1.7 23.2 30th 4.0 −2.3 −2.9 15th 22.2 30.4 normal 73%
Port Augusta Aero 16.2 20.3 1st 4.7 −1.3 23rd 9.8
Streaky Bay 16.5 −0.7 19.1 29th 7.2 −1.8 1.6 16th 25.8 62.3 low 41%
Whyalla Aero 14.9 −2.4 19.9 1st 6.0 0 −2.0 15th 21.4 25.1 normal 85%
Wudinna Aero 15.5 18.7 29th 4.1 −1.2 15th 13.4
Upper North (district 19)
Hawker 14.7 −1.8 17.0 17th 2.2 −2.4 −3.2 20th 0.5 38.6 very low 1%
Yongala 12.1 −1.5 15.0 16th 0.8 −2.1 −5.0 23rd 8.1 39.5 very low 21%
Northeast (district 20)
Gluepot Reserve 15.1 20.6 1st 2.4 −6.2 23rd 4.7
Yunta Airstrip 13.7 17.9 1st 1.6 −5.9 23rd 6.2
Lower North (district 21)
Clare High School 11.7 13.4 16th 3.0 −4.0 16th 31.4
Port Pirie Aerodrome 15.5 18.5 1st 3.6 −1.7 15th 12.2
Port Pirie Zinifex Comparison 15.7 −1.4 18.5 1st 6.5 −1.9 1.0 16th 12.8 40.7 low 31%
Snowtown 14.4 15.9 30th 3.6 −3.3 16th 8.0
Yorke Peninsula (district 22A)
Edithburgh 14.7 17.5 29th 8.9 2.8 23rd 32.4
Kadina AWS 14.6 16.5 29th 4.4 −2.1 15th 21.2
Maitland 13.8 −1.6 15.5 10th 6.7 −1.2 2.0 16th 48.6 69.2 normal 70%
Minlaton Aero 14.6 16.3 29th 6.1 1.1 15th 38.8
Stenhouse Bay 15.1 17.2 30th 9.9 3.5 23rd 29.2
Warooka 14.9 −0.9 17.3 29th 7.8 −0.7 3.8 23rd 43.2 64.8 low 67%
Kangaroo Island (district 22B)
Cape Borda AWS 14.4 16.1 29th 7.8 2.9 15th 43.4
Cape Borda Comparison 14.1 −0.5 16.0 29th 8.2 −1.6 4.2 15th 40.8 106.4 very low 38%
Cape Willoughby 13.9 −1.0 16.3 29th 10.2 −0.5 7.9 19th 47.6 75.6 low 63%
Kingscote Aero 15.2 18.0 29th 6.2 0.9 15th 33.4
Adelaide Plains (district 23A)
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%
Parafield Airport 14.7 −1.0 16.6 28th 4.8 −2.3 −1.3 16th 48.6 55.6 normal 87%
Roseworthy AWS 14.4 16.1 25th 4.4 −3.1 15th 23.4
County Light (district 23B)
Nuriootpa Viticultural 12.3 14.3 1st 3.6 −2.5 16th 18.6
Rosedale 14.1 −1.5 16.3 30th 3.9 −2.4 −2.2 15th 25.0 56.8 low 44%
Mount Lofty Ranges (district 23°C)
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 11.3 13.4 28th 5.8 1.9 23rd 92.4
Mount Barker 13.2 −0.5 15.1 13th 3.9 −1.3 −2.4 23rd 82.8 100.2 normal 83%
Mount Crawford Fire Tower 10.1 11.7 27th 4.8 2.0 14th 45.0
Noarlunga 13.9 15.9 29th 7.4 3.5 15th 61.8
Parawa 11.3 14.0 1st 6.9 2.6 23rd 69.8
Victor Harbor 14.5 17.2 1st 7.1 −1.5 23rd 72.4
Upper Murray Valley (district 24A)
Loxton Research Centre 14.8 −1.4 18.9 1st 3.0 −1.8 −4.3 15th 1.8 28.7 lowest 6%
Renmark Aero 14.9 19.2 1st 2.4 −5.4 15th 8.6
Lower Murray Valley (district 24B)
Eudunda 12.1 −1.7 15.0 1st 4.1 −1.5 −1.1 23rd 25.8 52.2 low 49%
Meningie 14.5 −1.1 16.7 29th 5.6 −1.4 −0.4 15th 47.6 62.0 normal 77%
Murray Bridge 14.5 17.0 29th 4.6 −3.9 23rd 20.6
Murray Bridge Comparison 15.5 −1.2 17.6 30th 5.0 −1.0 −2.5 23rd 31.9 37.9 normal 84%
Strathalbyn Racecourse 13.7 16.7 29th 6.2 0.1 23rd 57.0
Murray Mallee (district 25A)
Karoonda 14.4 17.0 29th 4.1 −3.0 15th 12.5 35.4 low 35%
Upper Southeast (district 25B)
Keith 13.9 −1.6 16.8 29th 2.2 −3.8 −4.2 15th 14.4 52.9 very low 27%
Keith 14.2 17.4 29th 2.1 −3.5 15th 15.4
Lameroo 13.3 16.2 29th 3.0 −1.9 24th 21.6
Lameroo Comparison 14.4 −1.1 17.1 29th 3.8 −1.4 −1.1 16th
Lower Southeast (district 26)
Cape Jaffa 13.7 15.8 29th 6.6 1.0 16th 67.2
Coonawarra 13.2 −1.3 15.6 29th 3.2 −2.3 −2.8 15th 8.8 77.4 lowest 11%
Mount Gambier Aero 13.0 −0.8 15.5 29th 5.3 −0.5 −2.6 16th 51.6 83.8 low 62%
Padthaway South 13.3 15.5 29th 2.7 −3.2 16th 21.6
Robe Airfield 14.0 15.8 29th 5.9 −3.5 16th 82.4
Robe Comparison 13.7 −0.6 15.9 6th 7.9 −0.8 0.1 16th 74.2 95.9 normal 77%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 3 pm 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