Tuesday, 1 July 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for South Australia - Product code IDCKGC13R0
Rainfall totals were generally below average in western parts of the Pastoral districts, but above average elsewhere.
Rainfall totals were generally 10 to 15 mm, with several locations recording 25 to 40 mm totals.
The highest amount recorded in the Pastoral Districts was 52 mm at Yudnapinna.
Rainfall totals for the first half of the year were typically in the 30 to 50 mm range but for most locations this meant rainfall for the first half of the year was in the lowest 10−20% of totals in the record.
Rainfall totals were generally below to very much below average in the Agricultural districts, apart from the Mid North and Murray Valley districts where some above average totals were recorded.
Rainfall totals were generally 15 to 30 mm for the month, though the South East district, Kangaroo Island and the Mount Lofty Ranges had totals more typically in the 40 to 60 mm range. The highest total recorded was 84 mm at Parawa (Sharon).
Rainfall totals for the year to the end of June were generally in the 80 to 150 mm range, though totals were generally 150 to 220 mm over the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Southeast district.
For most locations this meant rainfall for the first half of the year was in the lowest 10−20% of totals in the record.
Mean maximum temperatures for June were generally 1°C above average across the state, though closer to average in the northeast.
In the Pastoral districts mean maximum temperatures ranged from 15.8°C at Yunta to 20.6°C at Oodnadatta Airport. Mean maximum temperatures over the Agricultural districts ranged from 12.2°C at Mt Crawford in the Mount Lofty Ranges to 19.9°C at Nullarbor in the Western Agricultural district.
The highest maximum recorded during June was 27.0°C at Marla in the Far North on the 29th June, with the lowest at Mount Crawford on the 14th June with 8.9°C.
Maximum temperatures for the first three months of the Growing Season, April to June, are generally about 1°C above average for that time of the year.
Mean minimum temperatures for June were generally about 1 to 2°C above average, decreasing to about 1°C above average in the west of the state.
In the Pastoral districts mean minimum temperatures ranged from 4.4°C at Yunta Airport to 8.5°C at Moomba Airport. Over the Agricultural districts mean minimum temperatures ranged from 4.4°C at Yongala in the Upper North district to 13.5°C on Neptune Island.
The lowest daily minimum temperature recorded during June was −2.6°C at Yongala in the Upper North district on the 27th.
Some sites had their highest June mean daily maximum temperature on record.See a map of mean maximum temperatures.
|27.0°C at Marla Police Station on the 29th|
|Warmest days on average|
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
|20.6°C at Oodnadatta Airport|
|Coolest days on average|
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
|12.2°C at Mount Crawford Fire Tower|
Lowest daily maximum temperature
|8.9°C at Mount Crawford Fire Tower on the 14th|
|−2.6°C at Yongala on the 27th|
|Coolest nights on average|
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
|4.4°C at Yongala|
|Warmest nights on average|
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
|13.5°C at Neptune Island|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|15.7°C at Neptune Island on the 3rd|
Highest total rainfall
|83.6 mm at Parawa (Sharon)|
|Highest wind gust||115 km/h at Neptune Island on the 30th|
|Record highest June mean daily maximum temperature|
Mean daily maximum
for June 2008 (°C)
|Elliston||18.4||= 18.4||in 2005||47||17.0|
|Summary statistics for June 2008|
|Northwest (district 16)|
|Coober Pedy Airport||18.9||25.7||29th||7.1||3.2||25th||3.8|
|Far North (district 17)|
|Leigh Creek Airport||17.8||+0.8||22.7||2nd||6.8||+1.5||1.7||25th||22.2||17.9||normal||124%|
|Western Agricultural (district 18)|
|Port Augusta Aero||18.5||23.0||1st||7.9||2.4||27th||23.4|
|Streaky Bay||18.7||+1.5||23.6||1st||9.8||+0.8||5.0||23rd||17.8||62.0||very low||29%|
|Upper North (district 19)|
|Northeast (district 20)|
|Lower North (district 21)|
|Clare High School||14.3||19.0||2nd||5.9||−1.4||27th||31.8|
|Port Pirie Aerodrome||17.4||21.5||1st||7.6||1.6||27th||25.7|
|Port Pirie Nyrstar Comparison||18.0||+0.9||22.0||2nd||9.9||+1.5||5.5||27th||25.5||40.6||normal||63%|
|Yorke Peninsula (district 22A)|
|Kangaroo Island (district 22B)|
|Adelaide Plains (district 23A)|
|Parafield Airport||16.9||+1.2||21.2||1st||7.9||+0.8||2.2||20th||15.2||54.9||very low||28%|
|County Light (district 23B)|
|Mount Lofty Ranges (district 23°C)|
|Hindmarsh Island AWS||16.5||20.5||1st||9.3||2.9||16th||29.6|
|Kuitpo Forest Reserve||13.7||19.5||1st||8.2||4.7||16th||52.6|
|Mount Crawford Fire Tower||12.2||17.1||1st||5.0||−2.3||15th||34.0|
|Upper Murray Valley (district 24A)|
|Loxton Research Centre||17.3||+1.0||21.0||29th||5.6||+0.9||−0.9||16th||17.4||27.1||normal||64%|
|Lower Murray Valley (district 24B)|
|Murray Bridge Comparison||17.3||+0.6||21.8||2nd||7.2||+1.1||0.3||16th||29.5||37.9||normal||78%|
|Murray Mallee (district 25A)|
|Upper Southeast (district 25B)|
|Lower Southeast (district 26)|
|Mount Gambier Aero||14.9||+1.1||18.8||2nd||7.8||+2.0||0.3||16th||56.4||83.4||low||68%|
|Robe Comparison||15.2||+0.9||17.9||3rd||10.5||+1.7||5.8||16th||31.6||95.4||very low||33%|
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 5 pm on Tuesday 1 July 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
(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.