Adelaide Metro & Hills in June 2010

A wet finish to the month

This statement was prepared before all data for the period were available. This may affect some of the statistics presented.
  • Rainfall below average for most of June, with rain on the last few days of the month bringing totals up to near average across the Adelaide metro and hills area.
  • Near average temperatures across the Adelaide metro and hills area.

Rainfall

Rainfall totals were below average across the Adelaide and hills area for most of June. The passage of a cold front on the 29th delivered good rainfall over the last few days of the month however, resulting in rainfall totals close to the long-term June average across the metropolitan and hills area.

Adelaide's (Kent Town) rainfall for June 2010 was 65.8 mm recorded on 17 days, which is just below the long term average of 79.7 mm.

The highest rainfall total was 175.0 mm recorded at Piccadilly (Woodhouse) in the Adelaide Hills.

For the first six months of the year 206.0 mm have been recorded at the South Australian Regional Office, which is 86% of the long-term year to date average of 239.2 mm.

The driest January to June rainfall at Kent Town occurred in 1990 when 151 mm was recorded.

Temperature

Average temperatures (average of the daily maximum and minimum mean temperatures) over the Adelaide metro and hills area was close to normal. These values ranged from 0.4C below the long-term average on the plains, to 0.1C above the long term average in the hills. The overall mean temperature recorded at Kent Town for June was 11.7C, which is 0.4C cooler than the long-term average of 12.1C.

Maximum

Maximum temperatures were close to average across the Adelaide metro and hills area in June, with temperatures slightly cooler across the most of the Adelaide plains and warmer in the hills area. The mean maximum temperature at Mount Barker was 0.8C warmer than the long-term mean for June.

The mean maximum temperature recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) for June 2010 was 15.9C, which is 0.2C below the long-term mean maximum temperature of 16.1C. Last year, in contrast, was 0.4C above the long-term June mean maximum temperature.

The highest maximum temperature recorded in the Adelaide metropolitan and hills area was 18.4C on the 24th at both Edinburgh & Parafield Airports.

Minimum

Mean minimum temperatures were slightly cooler than average across the Adelaide metro and hills area in June, with Parafield Airport 1C cooler than its long-term mean minimum for June.

The mean minimum temperature for June 2010 at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) was 7.5C, which is 0.6C below the normal June mean minimum temperature of 8.1C. The lowest recorded average minimum temperature is 5.5C in 1982. June, last year, the mean minimum temperature was 8.6C.

The coldest minimum temperature recorded in the Adelaide metropolitan and hills area was -1.2C on the 15th at Mount Barker, whilst the warmest night was 13.2C at Noarlunga on the 19th.

 

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Extremes in June 2010
Hottest day 18.4 °C at Edinburgh RAAF on the 24th
18.4 °C at Parafield Airport on the 24th
Warmest days on average 16.1 °C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average 10.1 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 6.2 °C at Mount Lofty on the 29th
Coldest night -1.2 °C at Mount Barker on the 15th
Coolest nights on average 4.8 °C at Mount Barker
Warmest nights on average 8.7 °C at Noarlunga
Warmest night 13.2 °C at Noarlunga on the 19th
Wettest overall 175.0 mm at Piccadilly (Woodhouse)
Highest wind gust 81 km/h at Adelaide Airport on the 9th


Summary statistics for June 2010
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2010
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2010
Mean for
June
2010
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2010
Total for
June
2010
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2010
Fraction of
June
average
Adelaide (Kent Town) 15.9 -0.2 18.2 24th 7.5 -0.6 2.2 14th 65.8 79.7 average 83%
Adelaide Airport 15.7 -0.2 18.3 24th 7.1 -0.5 1.8 15th 58.6 55.6 average 105%
Edinburgh RAAF 15.8 -0.1 18.4 24th 6.3 -0.5 0.3 15th 43.2 53.4 average 81%
Mount Barker 14.5 +0.8 17.4 3rd 4.8 -0.4 -1.2 15th 74.4 99.6 average 75%
Mount Lofty 10.1   12.8 2nd 5.5   0.6 14th 152.2
Noarlunga 15.5   17.9 2nd 8.7   4.1 15th 57.6
Parafield Airport 16.1 +0.4 18.4 24th 6.1 -1.0 0.1 27th 48.6 53.9 average 90%

Notes

This statement was prepared before all data for the period were available. This may affect some of the statistics presented.

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Adelaide Metro & Hills using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Wednesday 30 June 2010. 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.

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