Monday, 3 December 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for South Australia - Product code IDCKGC13R0
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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
|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|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|28.4°C at Coober Pedy Airport on the 19th|
Highest total rainfall
|107.6 mm at Mount Gambier Aero|
|Highest wind gust||124 km/h at Cleve Aerodrome on the 20th|
|Record highest total November rainfall|
for November 2007 (mm)
|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
for November 2007 (°C)
|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|
In the following table, certain key sites have been highlighted to make them easier to identify.
|Summary statistics for November 2007|
|Northwest (district 16)|
|Coober Pedy Airport||32.9||41.0||19th||18.5||9.5||4th||21.0|
|Marla Police Station||33.0||+0.1||43.5||30th||17.8||+0.2||10.5||6th||18.6||20.5||normal||91%|
|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%|
|Western Agricultural (district 18)|
|Port Augusta Aero||31.1||42.1||19th||17.0||9.6||4th||41.4|
|Upper North (district 19)|
|Northeast (district 20)|
|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%|
|Yorke Peninsula (district 22A)|
|Kangaroo Island (district 22B)|
|Adelaide Plains (district 23A)|
|County Light (district 23B)|
|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 Crawford Fire Tower||25.1||35.0||19th||11.9||5.3||5th||27.4|
|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%|
|Lower Murray Valley (district 24B)|
|Murray Bridge Comparison||28.4||+3.0||40.5||19th||12.4||+1.2||7.5||5th||27.5||25.3||normal||109%|
|Murray Mallee (district 25A)|
|Upper Southeast (district 25B)|
|Lower Southeast (district 26)|
|Mount Gambier Aero||21.8||+1.6||31.8||16th||9.9||+1.6||4.6||10th||107.6||46.9||highest||229%|
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
(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.