Monday, 3 December 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for South Australia - Product code IDCKGC13R0

South Australia in November 2007
A Warm November over much of the State.

Summary

Rainfall in South Australia during November was generally above average with records at some locations. Both maximum and minimum temperatures were significantly above average with November maximum temperatures at some locations.

Rainfall

Pastoral Districts

Rainfall was patchy across the Pastoral districts, tending to be near or above average, apart from areas of below average rainfall through the central Pastoral districts.

Rainfall totals in the range 10 to 20 mm were widely reported, though Arcoona Bluff and Maynards Well in the Far North both reported no rainfall. The highest total was 56 mm at both Manna Hill and Panaramittee in the North East Pastoral district.

Agricultural Districts

Rainfall totals over the Agricultural Districts were near or above average, tending very much above average in the southeast, with Robe, Mt Gambier Airport and Coonawarra all reporting record highest November rainfall totals.

Rainfall totals were generally 20 to 50 mm throughout the Agricultural districts, with higher totals of 50 to 80 mm in the Lower Southeast, and some locations in the Flinders Ranges. Mount Gambier's rainfall total of 108 mm in the Lower South East district was the highest in the state, and was a November record for that site. Melrose in the Flinders Ranges recorded 80 mm.

Some sites had their highest total November rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total November rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

Maximum

Mean maximum temperatures over the pastoral districts of the state were generally near average in the south, becoming 1 to 2 degrees below average in the far north.

Mean maximum temperatures ranged from 25.8°C at Yunta in the North East district to 33.1°C at Marla in the Far North district. The highest recorded maximum temperature for November was 42.2°C at Oodnadatta on the 27th.

Mean maximum temperatures over the agricultural districts of the state were generally 2 to 3°C above average, reaching 3 to 4°C above average near the southeastern border.

Mean maximum temperatures ranged from 17.3°C at Parawa on the lower Fleurieu Peninsula, to 28.5°C at Port Augusta Airport in the Western Agricultural. The highest recorded maximum temperature for November in the agricultural areas was 42.2°C at Nullarbor in the Western Agricultural district on the 20th.

Minimum

Mean minimum temperatures over the Pastoral Districts were typically 1 to 3°C above average.

Mean minimum temperatures ranged from 9.0°C at Gluepot in the North East District to 17.0°C at Marree in the Far North District. The lowest recorded minimum temperature for November in the Pastoral districts was 1.3°C recorded at Yunta Airport on the 4th.

Mean minimum temperatures across agricultural areas this month were generally also slightly above average.

Mean minimum temperatures ranged from 5.4°C at Keith automatic weather station in the Upper Southeast district to 13.0°C at Port Pirie.

The lowest recorded minimum temperature for November was −2.6°C recorded at Keith automatic weather station on the 8th.

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

See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies. 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
43.5°C at Marla Police Station on the 30th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
34.3°C at Marree Comparison
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
18.7°C at Cape Willoughby
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
12.1°C at Mount Gambier Aero on the 3rd
12.1°C at Mount Crawford Fire Tower on the 4th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
1.0°C at Naracoorte Aerodrome on the 5th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
8.4°C at Naracoorte Aerodrome
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
19.3°C at Moomba Airport
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
28.4°C at Coober Pedy Airport on the 19th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
107.6 mm at Mount Gambier Aero
Highest wind gust
124 km/h at Cleve Aerodrome on the 20th

Records

Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Robe Comparison 97.4 87.6 in 1890 148 30.3
Mount Gambier Aero 107.6 101.4 in 1977 66 46.9



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
Streaky Bay 29.2 28.3 in 2006 81 25.5
Parafield Airport 28.9 28.7 in 2000 51 24.9
Adelaide (Kent Town) 28.0 = 28.0 in 1982 31 24.8


Summaries

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

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
Northwest (district 16)
Andamooka 33.5 +1.9 41.6 20th 19.0 +2.1 10.7 4th 2.0 14.1 low 14%
Coober Pedy Airport 32.9 41.0 19th 18.5 9.5 4th 21.0
Ernabella 30.8 41.4 30th 16.6 8.0 6th 26.2
Marla Police Station 33.0 +0.1 43.5 30th 17.8 +0.2 10.5 6th 18.6 20.5 normal 91%
Nonning 31.4 +2.8 41.0 19th 14.4 +1.8 6.6 4th 18.0 16.9 normal 107%
Roxby Downs 33.3 41.9 20th 17.7 9.7 4th 4.0
Tarcoola Aero 33.9 42.7 19th 16.6 5.8 3rd 1.4
Woomera Aerodrome 32.4 +2.8 41.7 19th 17.7 +2.4 9.5 4th 3.8 16.4 low 23%
Far North (district 17)
Leigh Creek Airport 31.9 +1.5 40.7 20th 17.0 +1.0 9.0 4th 10.8 16.0 normal 68%
Marree Aero 33.9 42.6 20th 18.1 11.2 4th 3.0
Marree Comparison 34.3 +1.1 42.5 19th 19.0 +2.3 10.8 4th 3.2 11.2 normal 29%
Moomba Airport 32.5 40.8 20th 19.3 11.7 6th 5.0
Oodnadatta Airport 33.8 +0.1 42.3 30th 18.5 0 11.9 6th 9.8 11.3 normal 87%
Western Agricultural (district 18)
Ceduna AMO 28.7 +2.9 38.6 18th 11.8 −0.4 6.3 24th 15.6 19.9 normal 78%
Cleve 25.9 +1.2 36.6 16th 13.8 +1.7 6.5 4th 25.4 27.6 normal 92%
Cleve Aerodrome 26.3 36.6 16th 12.8 6.7 4th 23.6 21.8 normal 108%
Coulta 26.4 34.4 18th 12.1 6.9 3rd 17.8
Cummins Aero 28.3 37.5 18th 12.1 3.5 4th 20.0
Elliston 23.9 +0.5 34.6 18th 13.4 +0.4 7.5 7th 24.8 19.6 high 127%
Kimba 29.8 +2.9 38.0 19th 13.5 +1.6 6.2 4th 36.2 23.7 high 153%
Kyancutta 31.7 +3.2 39.8 18th 11.6 +0.9 5.3 6th 6.5 21.7 low 30%
Neptune Island 20.1 +1.0 27.6 16th 14.2 +0.7 11.7 4th 25.8 18.9 high 137%
North Shields 23.5 37.6 16th 12.5 7.5 4th 16.8
Nullarbor 28.7 +3.0 41.1 29th 12.7 +0.5 8.2 3rd 10.8 16.9 normal 64%
Port Augusta Aero 31.1 42.1 19th 17.0 9.6 4th 41.4
Streaky Bay 29.2 +3.7 38.6 29th 14.6 +1.3 8.4 5th 12.6 18.8 normal 67%
Whyalla Aero 27.4 +1.1 37.7 16th 14.8 +1.0 9.2 4th 29.6 19.7 high 150%
Wudinna Aero 31.5 40.0 18th 11.5 5.0 5th 16.0
Upper North (district 19)
Hawker 30.8 +1.6 40.3 19th 15.5 +2.2 8.3 4th 21.3 22.3 normal 96%
Yongala 27.6 +1.9 37.8 20th 11.4 +2.3 4.9 5th 58.2 27.7 very high 210%
Northeast (district 20)
Gluepot Reserve 30.7 41.6 19th 13.6 8.2 5th 39.0
Yunta Airstrip 29.3 38.6 19th 13.5 8.1 4th 45.4
Lower North (district 21)
Clare High School 27.1 35.9 19th 12.5 6.1 5th 46.4
Port Pirie Aerodrome 29.3 37.5 16th 14.9 8.2 5th 36.8
Port Pirie Nyrstar Comparison 29.7 +2.1 38.0 16th 16.3 +1.9 9.5 5th 39.4 23.9 high 165%
Snowtown 30.1 38.3 19th 11.2 6.1 5th 21.4
Yorke Peninsula (district 22A)
Edithburgh 22.1 31.7 16th 13.9 11.3 9th 46.8
Kadina AWS 29.3 38.2 16th 12.1 5.3 5th 16.0
Maitland 27.5 +3.1 36.7 16th 13.3 +1.5 8.9 4th 47.0 28.4 high 165%
Minlaton Aero 27.3 36.1 16th 12.4 7.3 4th 42.6
Stenhouse Bay 22.0 32.2 16th 14.2 11.2 4th 19.4
Warooka 24.5 +1.2 33.5 15th 13.5 +1.7 8.0 4th 53.6 22.7 very high 236%
Kangaroo Island (district 22B)
Cape Willoughby 18.7 −0.3 29.4 16th 14.2 +1.3 10.2 3rd 33.6 28.3 normal 119%
Kingscote Aero 24.5 37.0 16th 11.0 6.1 10th 25.2
Adelaide Plains (district 23A)
Adelaide 28.0 +3.1 37.1 16th 14.9 +1.1 8.2 4th 28.0 31.9 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%
Parafield Airport 28.9 +4.0 37.6 16th 13.8 +1.2 7.8 4th 18.2 27.5 normal 66%
Roseworthy AWS 29.8 40.3 19th 10.6 4.5 6th 17.6
County Light (district 23B)
Nuriootpa Viticultural 27.4 38.4 19th 12.1 4.6 4th 23.6
Rosedale 29.1 +3.6 39.5 19th 12.5 +1.3 5.8 4th 26.6 28.6 normal 93%
Mount Lofty Ranges (district 23°C)
Hindmarsh Island AWS 21.2 33.9 16th 13.5 9.8 6th 48.0
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 22.8 32.8 19th 11.6 7.0 5th 33.6
Mount Barker 25.8 +3.4 35.4 19th 9.9 +1.1 5.5 11th 26.4 40.1 normal 66%
Mount Crawford Fire Tower 25.1 35.0 19th 11.9 5.3 5th 27.4
Noarlunga 26.2 35.5 16th 14.4 9.5 4th 43.4
Parawa 20.1 30.6 16th 11.2 8.1 3rd 64.2
Victor Harbor 20.7 35.2 16th 12.4 6.9 11th 75.6
Upper Murray Valley (district 24A)
Loxton Research Centre 30.4 +3.2 41.5 19th 13.0 +2.0 7.6 5th 33.8 21.1 high 160%
Renmark Aero 31.1 42.5 19th 14.1 8.2 5th 42.6
Lower Murray Valley (district 24B)
Eudunda 27.8 +3.6 38.1 19th 12.7 +2.6 6.6 5th 30.8 29.7 normal 104%
Meningie 24.0 +1.2 36.0 16th 11.8 +0.6 6.7 6th 36.4 27.4 high 133%
Murray Bridge 27.9 41.2 19th 11.5 6.6 1st 24.0
Murray Bridge Comparison 28.4 +3.0 40.5 19th 12.4 +1.2 7.5 5th 27.5 25.3 normal 109%
Strathalbyn Racecourse 24.9 36.2 16th 12.1 8.3 6th 38.4
Murray Mallee (district 25A)
Karoonda 29.1 39.7 19th 12.0 6.9 5th 29.7 23.7 high 125%
Upper Southeast (district 25B)
Keith 28.1 +3.4 38.4 19th 11.0 +1.1 5.2 5th 33.1 31.8 normal 104%
Keith 28.5 40.7 19th 9.0 4.8 5th 35.8
Lameroo 29.6 40.9 19th 12.1 6.5 5th 27.0
Lameroo Comparison 29.8 +3.7 40.4 19th 12.7 +2.8 6.7 5th 20.6 26.7 normal 77%
Lower Southeast (district 26)
Cape Jaffa 21.3 32.8 16th 10.7 7.1 5th 80.4
Mount Gambier Aero 21.8 +1.6 31.8 16th 9.9 +1.6 4.6 10th 107.6 46.9 highest 229%
Naracoorte Aerodrome 25.7 36.0 19th 8.4 1.0 5th 76.0
Padthaway South 25.7 35.4 19th 9.7 2.9 5th 51.6
Robe Airfield 21.1 31.8 16th 10.3 4.9 15th 86.8
Robe Comparison 20.1 +0.6 30.7 16th 11.8 +0.4 8.2 15th 97.4 30.3 highest 321%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 4 pm 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