Monday, 1 December 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro & Hills - Product code IDCKGC13R0
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The South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) rainfall for November 2008 was 13.8 mm, recorded on 9 days. This is 18.2 mm below the normal of 32.0 mm on 8 days. The driest November rainfall recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (which includes the Kent Town and West Terrace sites) was 1.0 mm in 1996 at Kent Town. (The South Australian Regional Office rainfall total is from the manually observed 203 mm rain gauge. This may differ from totals on the Bureau's webpage as these may be from the automatic tipping bucket rain gauge).
The total rainfall for the first 11 months of 2008 at the South Australian Regional Office was 362.0 mm, which is 165.1 mm below the long-term average of 527.1 mm. Last year 427.4 mm was recorded over the same period.
Rainfall totals recorded in the Adelaide Metropolitan and adjacent Hills area was mostly below average for November.
November's mean monthly maximum temperatures in the suburbs and adjacent hills were within 0.5°C of normal and ranged from 23.1°C, in the hills, to 25.4°C in the northern suburbs.
The highest daily maximum recorded at the South Australian Regional Office was 36.6°C on the 12th. The highest November maximum temperature is 42.7°C recorded in 1962 at the West Terrace site. The coldest day recorded at the South Australian Regional Office was on the 22nd November with a maximum of 17.1°C.
The highest daily maximum temperature, in the suburbs and adjacent hills, of 38.3°C was recorded at the Parafield Airport on the 12th, whilst the coolest daytime temperature was 16.6°C at Mount Barker, in the Adelaide Hills, on the 22nd and 28th.
November's mean monthly minimum temperatures in the suburbs and adjacent hills were mostly between 0.5°C and 1°C above the normal and ranged from 9.4°C, in the hills, to 14.3°C at Kent Town.
The lowest daily overnight minimum temperature recorded at the South Australian Regional Office was 8.1°C on the morning of the 22nd.
In the metropolitan and hills areas the lowest daily minimum temperature of 3.8°C was recorded at Mount Barker on the morning of the 23rd, whilst the warmest night was 24.1°C at Kent Town, on the 12th.
|38.3°C at Parafield Airport on the 12th|
|Warmest days on average|
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
|25.8°C at Parafield Airport|
|Coolest days on average|
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
|23.0°C at Noarlunga|
Lowest daily maximum temperature
16.6°C at Mount Barker on the 22nd|
16.6°C at Mount Barker on the 28th
|3.8°C at Mount Barker on the 23rd|
|Coolest nights on average|
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
|9.4°C at Mount Barker|
|Warmest nights on average|
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
|14.3°C at Adelaide (Kent Town)|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|24.1°C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 12th|
Highest total rainfall
|33.2 mm at Gawler River (Heaslip Road Bridge)|
|Highest wind gust||70 km/h at Adelaide Airport on the 22nd|
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|Summary statistics for November 2008|
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 8 am on Monday 1 December 2008. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.
Averages 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 long-term average 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,
average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9
and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.