Monday, 30 June 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro - Product code IDCKGC13R0

Adelaide Metropolitan area for June 2008
A dry and warm June

Summary

  • Rainfall has been very much below average for June 2008 in Adelaide.
  • The rainfall for the first half of 2008 is also very much below average.
  • Adelaide has experienced temperatures about 1°C above average for June 2008.

Rainfall

Adelaide's rainfall for June 2008 was 30.4 mm, recorded on 8 days. This is 50.1 mm below the normal of 80.5 mm on 15 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 2008 was 167.2 mm, which is 71.1 mm below the long-term average of 238.3 mm. Last year 254.4 mm was recorded over the same period. This is the driest first half of the year since 2002 when 166 mm was recorded.

Temperatures

The mean maximum temperature for June 2008 was 17.0°C, which is 0.9°C above the normal June mean maximum of 16.1°C. This has been the warmest mean maximum for June since 2005 when the mean maximum was 17.8°C. The warmest June mean maximum was 20.4°C, which occurred in 1957. The mean maximum last year was 14.6°C.

The coldest day recorded at the Adelaide Regional Office was maximum of 13.9°C on the 14th June.

The mean minimum temperature for June 2008 was 9.3°C, which is 1.2°C above the average June mean minimum of 8.1°C. This has been the warmest mean minimum for June since 2004 when the mean minimum was 9.6°C. The coolest June mean minimum recorded is 5.5°C in 1982.

The lowest daily minimum temperature recorded at the Adelaide Regional Office was 4.9°C on the morning of the 20th 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
22.0°C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 1st
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
17.0°C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
17.0°C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
16.2°C at Noarlunga
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
13.6°C at Edinburgh RAAF on the 14th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
2.2°C at Parafield Airport on the 20th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
7.9°C at Edinburgh RAAF
7.9°C at Parafield Airport
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
10.0°C at Noarlunga
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
12.6°C at Noarlunga on the 24th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
30.4 mm at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Highest wind gust
74 km/h at Noarlunga on the 10th

Summaries

Summary statistics for 1 June to 30 June 2008
Maximum temperatures
for 1 June to 30 June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for 1 June to 30 June
(°C)
Rainfall
for 1 June to 30 June
(millimetres)
Mean for
1 June to 30 June
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
1 June to 30 June
2008
Mean for
1 June to 30 June
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
1 June to 30 June
2008
Total for
1 June to 30 June
2008
Normal
for
1 June to 30 June
Rank of
1 June to 30 June
2008
Fraction of
1 June to 30 June
normal
Adelaide 17.0 +0.9 22.0 1st 9.3 +1.2 4.9 20th 30.4 82.2 very low 35%
Adelaide Airport 16.9 +1.0 20.5 2nd 8.6 +0.9 4.5 20th 24.4 55.9 low 44%
Edinburgh RAAF 16.8 +0.9 20.6 1st 7.9 +1.1 2.4 20th 23.2 54.1 low 43%
Noarlunga 16.2   19.3 2nd 10.0   7.1 20th 27.8
Parafield Airport 17.0 +1.2 21.2 1st 7.9 +0.8 2.2 20th 15.2 54.9 very low 28%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 3 pm on Monday 30 June 2008. 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