Monday, 3 December 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro - Product code IDCKGC13R0

Adelaide Metro in November 2007
Average Maximum Temperature Approaches Record Highs.

Summary

Adelaide recorded near average rainfall for November. The average maximum temperatures in the metropolitan area were about 3°C above the long-term average for the month, whilst the average minimum temperatures were about 1°C above average.

Rainfall

Adelaide's (Kent Town) rainfall for November 2007 was 29.6 mm, recorded on 6 days. This is 2.5 mm below the average of 32.1 mm on 8 days. Last year, 18.0 mm was recorded in November on 7 days. The driest November on record occurred in 1996 when only 1.0 mm was recorded.

The total rainfall for the first eleven months of 2007 was 433.2 mm on 95 days. Last year 270.8 mm on 81 days was recorded over the same period. The average rainfall for the first eleven months is 530.1 mm.

Temperature

The mean maximum temperature recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) for November 2007 was 28.0°C, which is 3.1°C above the November mean maximum temperature of 24.9°C. This ranks as equal second highest recorded at the South Australian Regional Office, 1902 and 1911 are the highest with 28.4°C, but it is equal highest recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town). The mean November maximum last year was 27.1°C. The hottest maximum temperature recorded in the Adelaide metropolitan area was 37.6°C on the 16th at the Parafield Airport, whilst the lowest was 15.7°C at Noarlunga on the 4th. Parafield Airport recorded its highest mean monthly maximum temperature of 28.9°C since records began in 1939.

The mean minimum temperature for November 2007 at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) was 14.9°C, which is 1°C above the normal November mean minimum of 13.9°C. The highest average minimum is 17.1°C in 2000. Last November, the mean minimum was 14.1°C. The coldest minimum temperature recorded in the Adelaide metropolitan area was 7.8°C on the 4th at the Parafield Airport, whilst the warmest night was 21.5°C at the Parafield Airport on the 19th.

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

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
37.6°C at Parafield Airport on the 16th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
28.9°C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
26.2°C at Noarlunga
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
15.7°C at Noarlunga on the 4th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
7.8°C at Parafield Airport on the 4th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
13.4°C at Edinburgh RAAF
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
14.9°C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
21.5°C at Parafield Airport on the 19th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
43.4 mm at Noarlunga
Highest wind gust
80 km/h at Adelaide Airport on the 20th
80 km/h at Edinburgh RAAF on the 20th

Records

Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Parafield Airport 28.9 28.7 in 2000 51 24.9
Adelaide (Kent Town) 28.0 = 28.0 in 1982 31 24.8


Summaries

Summary statistics for November 2007
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
November
2007
Mean for
November
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
November
2007
Total for
November
2007
Normal
for
November
Rank of
November
2007
Fraction of
November
normal
Adelaide 28.0 +3.1 37.1 16th 14.9 +1.0 8.2 4th 29.6 32.1 normal 88%
Adelaide Airport 26.4 +2.6 36.5 16th 13.8 +1.2 9.4 24th 31.6 25.7 normal 123%
Edinburgh RAAF 28.4 +2.9 37.3 16th 13.4 +0.7 8.8 24th 23.8 25.4 normal 94%
Noarlunga 26.2 35.5 16th 14.4 9.5 4th 43.4
Parafield Airport 28.9 +4.0 37.6 16th 13.8 +1.2 7.8 4th 18.2 27.5 normal 66%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 3 December 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