Thursday, 2 July 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro & Hills - Product code IDCKGC13R0
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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.
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.
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|
Lowest daily maximum temperature
|10.6°C at Mount Barker on the 14th|
|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|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|12.9°C at Noarlunga on the 30th|
Highest total rainfall
|138.8 mm at Uraidla|
|Highest wind gust||106 km/h at Adelaide Airport on the 30th|
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|Summary statistics for June 2009|
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
(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.