Thursday, 2 July 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro & Hills - Product code IDCKGC13R0

Adelaide Metro & Hills in June 2009
A Mild, Near Average Month.

Summary

  • Warmer than average in the hills, near average in the coastal suburbs.
  • Many showery days produce near average rainfall totals.

An archive of previous monthly summaries for Adelaide Metro & Hills is also available, as are summaries for other states and many other climate summaries and diagnostics.

Rainfall

Adelaide's (Kent Town) rainfall for June 2009 was 52.0 mm recorded on 15 days, which is below the long term average of 80.5 mm.

Over the majority of the metropolitan and hills area the rainfall was slightly below the long-term June average. However, there were some locations in the northern parts of the area that received either average or slightly above average rainfall for June. The highest rainfall total was 138.8 mm recorded at Uraidla in the Adelaide Hills.

For the first six months of the year 212.0 mm have been recorded at the South Australian Regional Office. The long-term average is 240.1 mm for the same period. The driest January to June rainfall at Adelaide (Kent Town) occurred in 1990 when 151 mm was recorded.

Temperature

The average temperature over the coastal and plains areas of metropolitan Adelaide was near average for June, grading to about 1.0°C above the long-term average throughout the Adelaide Hills.

The mean maximum temperature recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) for June 2009 was 16.5°C, which is 0.4°C above the long-term mean maximum temperature. Last year, in contrast, was 0.9°C above the long-term June mean maximum temperature.

The hottest maximum temperature recorded in the Adelaide metropolitan and hills area was 19.3°C on the 29th at both Adelaide (Kent Town) and Noarlunga.

The mean minimum temperature for June 2009 at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) was 8.6°C, which is 0.5°C above the normal June mean minimum temperature of 8.1°C. The lowest recorded average minimum temperature is 5.5°C in 1982. June, last year, the mean minimum temperature was 9.3°C.

The coldest minimum temperature recorded in the Adelaide metropolitan and hills area was 0.6°C on the 11th at Mount Barker, whilst the warmest night was 12.9°C at the Noarlunga on the 30th.

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
19.3°C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 29th
19.3°C at Noarlunga on the 29th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
16.5°C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
15.0°C at Mount Barker
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
10.6°C at Mount Barker on the 14th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
0.6°C at Mount Barker on the 11th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
5.8°C at Mount Barker
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
9.5°C at Noarlunga
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
12.9°C at Noarlunga on the 30th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
138.8 mm at Uraidla
Highest wind gust
106 km/h at Adelaide Airport on the 30th

Summaries

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Summary statistics for June 2009
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2009
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2009
Mean for
June
2009
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2009
Total for
June
2009
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2009
Fraction of
June
average
Adelaide 16.5 +0.4 19.3 29th 8.6 +0.5 3.5 11th 52.0 80.5 average 65%
Adelaide Airport 16.1 +0.2 18.9 29th 8.1 +0.5 4.2 18th 38.4 55.6 average 69%
Edinburgh RAAF 16.2 +0.3 18.5 29th 7.4 +0.6 3.4 18th 55.0 53.6 average 103%
Mount Barker 15.0 +1.3 18.4 29th 5.8 +0.6 0.6 11th 75.7 99.8 average 76%
Noarlunga 15.7   19.3 29th 9.5   5.7 11th 49.4
Parafield Airport 16.4 +0.7 18.8 29th 7.0 −0.1 2.2 18th 43.0 54.7 average 79%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 8 am on Thursday 2 July 2009. 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 decile ranking (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.

Further information

South Australian Regional Office
South Australian Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (08) 8366 2600
Email climate.sa@bom.gov.au