Adelaide in September 2016: Very wet with heavy rain and cool days

The passage of several vigorous frontal systems and intense low pressure systems, in particular on the 14th-15th and 28th-29th brought heavy, and in many locations, record-breaking September rainfall across the Adelaide metropolitan and Hills region. Flooding occurred across the Mount Lofty Ranges in response to the heavy rainfall. These conditions resulted in below average temperatures, with much cooler than average days throughout much of the month.

Heavy rainfall leads to very wet month

  • Some sites reported their wettest September day in the 24 hours to 9 am on either the 9th, 15th, 29th and 30th
  • In the 24 hours to 9am on the 15th, 101.4 mm of rainfall was recorded at Uraidla, in the Adelaide Hills, marking the highest September daily rainfall total on record for the Adelaide region (previous highest 100.3 mm at Cherry Gardens on 16 September 1935)
  • With the monthly total rainfall more than double the long term average across the region, several sites reported their wettest September on record
  • It was the fourth wettest September to be recorded in the city since 1839, with 131.2 mm at Adelaide (Kent Town)

Cooler than average days and nights

  • Both maximum and minimum temperatures were below average for most of September
  • Daytime temperatures were 1 to 2 °C cooler than average
  • The passage of a vigorous cold front resulted in several sites reporting very cold days between the 12th and 14th
  • Adelaide (Kent Town) reported its coldest September day since 1992, with a maximum of 11.9 °C on the 14th
  • Overall, for Adelaide it was the coldest September (with respect to the September mean maximum temperature) since 2010

Strong winds and deep low pressure

  • Deep and intense low pressure systems on the 14th and again on the 29th saw wind gusts in excess of 95 km/h in the Adelaide region
  • The low pressure system produced exceptionally low air pressure readings, below 980 hPa, in the metropolitan region

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Extremes in September 2016
Hottest day 25.0 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 7th
Warmest days on average 17.6 °C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average 11.4 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 7.7 °C at Mount Lofty on the 30th
Coldest night 2.4 °C at Mount Barker on the 23rd
Coolest nights on average 5.6 °C at Mount Lofty
Warmest nights on average 9.8 °C at Noarlunga
Warmest night 16.5 °C at Noarlunga on the 8th
Warmest on average overall 13.3 °C at Adelaide Airport
Coolest on average overall 8.5 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 360.9 mm at Uraidla
Wettest day 101.4 mm at Uraidla on the 15th
Strongest wind gust 98 km/h at Mount Crawford AWS on the 14th
98 km/h at Mount Crawford AWS on the 29th

Record highest September daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Williamstown 58.7 on the 30th 47.2 on the 2nd in 1937 133
Nairne 58.6 on the 29th 53.8 on the 16th in 1935 132
Hahndorf 68.0 on the 29th 61.0 on the 11th in 1958 131
Uraidla 101.4 on the 15th 85.6 on the 30th in 1996 127
Woodside 65.6 on the 29th 59.7 on the 25th in 1893 123
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 73.0 on the 15th 58.8 on the 4th in 2010 103
Ashton Co-op 74.4 on the 15th 64.4 on the 1st in 1992 65
Adelaide Airport 35.0 on the 29th 30.7 on the 7th in 1960 62
Lenswood Research Centre 78.4 on the 29th 76.8 on the 30th in 1996 49
Burnside 50.8 on the 9th 36.8 on the 4th in 2010 39
Heathfield Works Depot 68.0 on the 29th 46.2 on the 23rd in 1998 32
McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 43.2 on the 29th 33.8 on the 23rd in 1998 23
Mount Crawford AWS 54.0 on the 30th 48.2 on the 4th in 2010 23



Record highest September total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Mount Barker 227.8 194.2 in 1915 156 85.8
Williamstown 230.1 184.8 in 1992 134 73.1
Nairne 183.0 172.9 in 1912 133 76.2
Hahndorf 257.8 223.9 in 1941 132 96.6
Uraidla 360.9 319.0 in 1979 127 115.6
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 254.6 222.4 in 1992 103 97.5
Parafield Airport 107.6 92.6 in 1979 69 44.5
Burnside 178.2 108.2 in 1917 39 57.0
Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) 144.2 140.0 in 2001 38 64.9
Blackwood (Wittunga) 192.8 160.6 in 1979 38 75.4
Heathfield Works Depot 315.9 217.0 in 1992 32 114.8
Mount Crawford AWS 169.2 150.8 in 2001 23 74.4
McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 125.2 96.8 in 2001 22 55.6

Highest September total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
September
Woodside 200.8 207.0 in 1923* 91.5
Willunga 151.2 157.6 in 1941* 67.7
Lenswood Research Centre 289.0 297.2 in 1979* 116.7
Lobethal 222.2 229.8 in 1992 99.2
North Adelaide 117.6 141.2 in 1992 54.7
Ashton Co-op 185.0 307.8 in 1992* 111.4
Edinburgh RAAF 111.2 117.0 in 1992* 48.4
Adelaide (Seaton) 100.2 134.0 in 1992* 46.7

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.





Summary statistics for September 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
September
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
September
2016
Mean for
September
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
September
2016
Total for
September
2016
Average
for
September
Rank of
September
2016
Fraction of
September
average
Adelaide (Kent Town) 17.4 -1.7 25.0 7th 9.1 -0.7 5.6 23rd 131.2 59.7 v high 220%
Adelaide Airport 16.9 -1.3 24.9 7th 9.7 +0.8 5.5 23rd 93.2 45.4 v high 205%
Edinburgh RAAF 17.1 -1.9 24.4 7th 8.0 -0.1 3.9 23rd 111.2 48.4 v high 230%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 13.9 -2.5 21.9 7th 7.2 -0.9 4.9 14th 202.8 77.2 v high 263%
Mount Barker 15.7 -0.8 22.3 7th 6.4 +0.5 2.4 23rd 227.8 85.8 highest 266%
Mount Crawford AWS 12.8 -2.5 19.8 7th 6.4 -1.0 3.9 29th 169.2 74.4 highest 227%
Mount Lofty 11.4 -0.7 18.9 7th 5.6 -0.5 3.1 29th 312.2
Noarlunga 16.5 -2.2 24.4 7th 9.8 -0.6 5.8 23rd 64.0 46.2 high 139%
Parafield Airport 17.6 -1.4 24.4 7th 8.0 -0.2 4.1 11th 107.6 44.5 highest 242%

Daily maximum temperatures for September 2016
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Adelaide (Kent Town)19.418.815.717.120.122.625.020.116.715.618.012.913.711.915.419.020.913.816.418.414.015.520.816.617.017.618.319.915.815.6
Adelaide Airport17.816.115.215.918.721.024.921.016.114.816.513.013.613.215.118.519.214.416.518.614.615.220.016.315.516.419.020.015.315.7
Edinburgh RAAF19.617.315.015.619.421.824.419.716.515.716.814.314.312.515.318.920.214.316.418.514.215.020.217.116.016.917.318.315.915.9
Kuitpo Forest Reserve15.014.511.412.816.419.321.919.112.611.414.19.711.09.811.915.017.211.313.514.810.912.218.013.413.212.815.016.212.011.3
Mount Barker15.516.814.619.522.022.317.214.713.417.810.710.610.114.317.520.313.113.916.612.513.019.815.916.216.116.316.913.513.6
Mount Crawford AWS15.013.310.510.615.418.019.815.812.59.514.011.39.18.910.914.116.010.413.414.99.710.716.211.611.712.813.013.910.49.9
Mount Lofty13.112.78.89.614.517.418.914.69.98.610.88.38.98.19.212.714.29.111.713.08.39.615.010.310.59.812.513.88.97.7
Noarlunga18.216.715.116.118.321.024.420.415.914.816.111.913.612.514.917.718.914.015.917.414.514.918.616.115.215.419.015.015.0
Parafield Airport19.518.015.316.920.022.324.421.316.715.517.214.015.612.816.018.820.414.416.519.014.315.320.717.816.417.718.619.515.915.8
Values are the maximum temperature, usually in the 24 hours from 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred in the afternoon of that day.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily minimum temperatures for September 2016
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Adelaide (Kent Town)9.29.69.28.76.48.211.616.110.710.86.110.89.08.68.96.612.27.86.711.210.86.55.612.58.28.37.97.07.69.1
Adelaide Airport7.88.311.211.66.77.711.315.911.611.87.011.09.29.29.57.312.68.88.210.710.88.25.512.510.37.811.48.07.610.8
Edinburgh RAAF9.17.36.98.35.66.37.715.311.09.95.49.48.97.88.86.010.47.55.79.610.57.33.911.06.96.24.46.47.79.4
Kuitpo Forest Reserve7.67.97.27.05.89.49.713.69.36.66.98.66.14.95.97.19.55.25.68.47.25.35.110.85.76.05.86.55.36.6
Mount Barker5.97.27.14.05.810.314.39.47.25.28.36.55.26.45.68.55.23.27.08.04.62.49.13.35.24.04.05.46.8
Mount Crawford AWS8.16.56.05.56.59.710.813.17.26.66.16.95.24.64.65.27.34.14.46.86.84.14.99.34.36.24.77.33.95.5
Mount Lofty6.85.95.05.06.09.410.712.26.04.84.97.04.33.43.65.25.93.23.54.95.13.43.98.44.05.04.66.53.15.1
Noarlunga8.69.710.410.48.710.013.916.511.510.89.210.78.78.18.99.312.48.27.211.310.17.55.812.39.98.98.58.69.5
Parafield Airport8.48.38.87.74.95.98.115.310.811.14.19.49.17.79.05.610.46.65.19.810.66.74.711.26.46.64.56.07.89.4
Values are the minimum temperature, usually in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred that morning.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily rainfall for September 2016
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Adelaide (Brighton) 5.4 - 0.6 2.4 - - - 3.0
Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) - 2.4 - 3.6 - - - 1.4 18.2 1.0 - 0.4 3.6 14.2 25.6 0.4 - 4.0 1.0 - 3.8 - - 0.8 6.4 1.6 0.6 - 31.2 24.0
Adelaide (Kent Town) 0.2 0.2 0.4 1.0 - - - 1.2 30.4 0.2 - - 6.2 15.6 16.6 - - 2.4 0.4 0.4 1.6 - - 2.4 2.0 - - - 37.8 12.2
Adelaide (Keswick) 0.8 - 0.8 0.8 - - - 1.6 19.4 - - 0.2 5.6 12.2 10.6 - - 2.8 0.4 0.4 1.4 - - 2.0 1.8 - 0.2 - 34.6 8.4
Adelaide (Morphett Vale)


5.0


3.0 14.0


32.0 11.4

3.0 2.0



4.0



48.0
Adelaide (Salisbury Bowling Club)







22.0


3.0 10.0 9.8







5.0



24.2
Adelaide (Seaton)







21.8


6.0 16.8 3.4




2.8

2.2



37.0 10.2
Adelaide Airport 1.4 0.2 0.4 1.0 - - - 2.0 16.8 0.2 0.2 - 4.6 7.6 8.0 0.2 - 2.6 0.2 0.6 2.2 - - 1.2 1.4 0.2 - - 35.0 7.2
Ashton 0.4 - 2.8 2.4 0.2 0.2 - 3.0 32.0 0.8 0.6 0.2 7.2 34.8 100 0.2 - 3.2 0.6 - 3.4 - - 5.6 9.6 0.2 2.6 - 55.6 60.2
Ashton Co-op 0.4 0.2 4.0 1.2 - - 3.2 35.8 - 2.2 7.6 42.2 74.4 0.2 - 4.0 0.2 9.2 0.2







Athelstone (Black Hill) - 0.4 1.8 3.0 - 0.2 - 2.2 23.6 0.6 - 0.2 3.4 23.0 48.4 0.2 - 3.6 0.2 0.2 3.4 - - 5.0 4.0 - - - 39.0 25.0
Balhannah (Killara Park) 0.8 6.0 0.4 5.4 - 0.2 - 0.8 24.4 6.4 - 0.6 12.2 23.8 36.0 0.4 - 5.0 0.2 - 3.0 - 0.2 0.6 2.0 0.2 - 0.2 68.6 32.0
Beaumont 0.8 - 0.4 1.2 - - - 1.6 36.2 0.6 - 0.2 7.2 15.2 25.0 - - 2.2 0.4 0.2 1.0 - - 2.2 3.2 0.2 1.0 0.2 37.8 14.0
Belair 3.2 0.2 1.0 4.2 - - - 1.4 25.6 - 0.6 0.4 8.0 18.4 54.0 0.2 0.2 2.8 1.0 0.4 2.4 - - 2.6 4.4 - 0.4 - 32.8 23.0
Belair (St Johns) 5.4 - 0.4 5.2 - - - 2.8 42.8 0.2 0.6 0.2 7.6 17.6 32.6 - - 4.4 0.6 0.2 3.4 - - 3.4 2.4 0.2 0.8 - 42.6 17.2
Bellevue Heights 3.8 0.2 - 2.0 - - - 2.4 29.8 - - - 12.2 20.0 20.8 0.2 - 3.2 0.2 0.2 2.0 - - 1.8 2.8 0.2 - - 40.0 11.8
Birdwood (McVittie's Hill) 0.2 1.0 1.2 1.6 0.2 - - 1.2 22.6 2.2 - 0.4 7.0 9.6 15.2 - - 8.8 0.6 - 10.0 - - 1.8 1.8 - 0.4 - 41.2 23.6
Blackwood (Wittunga) 3.8
3.0 1.0


2.6 42.6
1.0 0.2 12.0 17.8 31.2

4.2 1.0 0.4 2.6

4.0 3.0
0.4
62.0
Brownhill Creek (Scotch College) 3.0 0.2 0.4 1.6 - - - 1.8 34.6 0.6 - - 6.4 15.8 26.2 0.2 - 3.0 0.6 0.2 2.2 - - 2.4 2.0 - 0.8 - 36.6 10.8
Burnside 0.4 - 0.6 1.6 0.4 - - 1.0 50.8 1.2 - - 6.4 17.8 31.0 0.4 - 2.8 0.6 - 1.0 0.2 - 2.4 2.2 0.2 1.6 - 40.6 15.0
Charleston - 0.2 1.2 1.2 0.2 - - 0.2 21.2 5.0 - - 6.8 19.2 21.0 0.2 - 5.0 0.2 - 3.6 - - 2.2 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 52.0 30.8
Crafers West 4.2 0.2 2.2 5.0 - - - 2.0 34.4 1.2 0.4 0.2 9.4 24.2 86.6 - 0.2 4.2 1.0 0.4 4.8 - 0.2 3.4 4.0 0.2 1.6 - 48.2 46.0
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 0.8 0.4 1.0 4.2 0.2 0.2 - 1.0 18.8 2.0 0.2 - 4.2 23.0 73.0 0.4 - 4.6 0.8 - 0.8 0.2 - 2.8 7.2 0.8 0.2 - 44.8 63.0
Cudlee Creek (O'Deas Road) 0.6 1.2 0.4 2.4 - - - 0.4 30.8 1.0 0.2 - 5.4 22.2 36.6 0.2 - 4.8 0.2 - 2.4 - - 2.4 4.2 - 0.4 - 44.4 49.6
Eden Valley (Mt Adam)



























14.8
Edinburgh RAAF 0.2 - 0.6 4.8 - - - 1.2 30.2 2.0 - - 1.8 12.0 5.8 0.2 - 3.2 - 1.0 0.8 - - 3.6 1.2 0.2 - - 26.2 16.2
Felixstow (Payneham) 0.2 - 0.6 3.0 - - - 0.6 27.6 - - 0.2 3.4 13.2 15.2 0.2 - 2.2 0.6 0.2 1.2 0.2 - 3.0 2.0 - - - 35.6 14.4
Gawler - - 0.6 3.2 - 0.2 - 0.4 25.2 0.8 - - 4.6 10.6 10.4 - - 3.0 0.6 0.2 1.0 - - 2.0 2.4 0.2 - - 19.4 13.8
Gawler Council Depot












11.0













23.4
Greenacres - - 0.6 2.2 0.2 - - 0.6 23.8 0.2 - 0.2 2.6 14.0 14.8 - - 2.4 0.2 0.4 0.6 - - 3.4 2.6 - 0.2 0.2 29.6 20.0
Hahndorf 0.7 8.1 1.6 5.0 0.1 - - 1.9 21.4 10.2 0.2 0.3 13.2 27.2 41.2 - - 5.5 0.5 - 4.2 - - 2.0 2.3 - 0.2 - 68.0 44.0
Happy Valley Reservoir 5.2 0.6
6.0 0.4

2.6 21.0
0.2
12.6 17.0
0.2
3.4 1.2
2.6

0.4 5.8
0.2


Heathfield Works Depot - 4.2 8.6 - - 38.6 8.5 8.0 112 0.2 4.2 0.2 6.4 - - 9.0 0.5 - 68.0 47.5
Ironstone Road 0.4 0.2 1.0 2.8 - - - 1.8 33.8 1.2 - - 7.6 17.6 32.8 - 0.2 7.2 0.4 - 6.4 - - 4.2 6.0 - 0.4 - 36.2 51.0
Kangarilla (Saddlebags) 3.2 0.2 0.6 8.4 - - - 2.4 21.4 9.4 0.2 0.4 16.4 27.6 39.8 0.2 0.2 4.4 0.4 0.2 2.4 - - 1.8 2.4 - 0.2 - 56.2 17.8
Kersbrook 1.2 0.2 2.0 1.6 - 0.2 - 0.8 39.4 2.0 - - 6.2 19.8 48.8 0.2 - 4.0 0.2 - 2.6 - - 3.8 6.2 - 0.6 0.2 41.4 51.0
Kilburn - - 0.6 1.4 - - - 0.8 29.6 0.6 0.2 0.2 3.6 9.4 8.0 - - 1.4 0.2 0.4 1.2 0.2 - 3.0 2.0 0.2 - - 34.8 14.6
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 3.8 0.2 0.6 3.4 - - - 1.8 13.8 15.8 0.2 0.8 15.2 22.0 40.0 0.4 - 3.8 1.0 - 1.4 - - 1.8 2.6 - - - 48.8 25.4
Leawood Gardens (Eagle on The Hill) 2.2 - 1.2 2.2 - - - 1.8 40.2 0.4 0.6 0.2 7.4 22.4 61.8 0.2 - 2.8 0.6 0.2 3.6 - - 3.6 3.8 - 1.2 - 45.6 30.2
Lenswood Research Centre 0.2 0.6 5.4 - - 2.0 34.4 3.2 9.0 25.0 50.4 - 6.2 - 4.8 - - 10.6 0.8 - 78.4 58.0
Lobethal 0.5 3.5 1.1 23.8 5.8 7.3 23.7 31.8 0.1 6.2
4.4 7.8 1.0 105
Lobethal 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.6 - - - 1.4 21.8 6.4 - 0.4 6.8 24.2 30.8 0.2 - 5.2 0.8 - 4.2 - - 3.8 3.0 0.2 0.6 - 61.2 42.8
Lobethal (Maidment Road) 0.2 0.2 1.2 2.6 0.2 - - 0.6 35.2 6.6 - 0.2 6.2 23.6 27.6 - - 5.6 0.8 - 6.4 - - 2.8 4.4 0.2 0.6 - 51.6 41.2
Long Ridge (Greenhill) 0.8 - 0.6 2.2 - 0.2 - 0.6 43.8 0.6 - 0.2 7.0 19.2 52.8 0.2 - 3.0 0.4 - 2.0 - - 2.0 1.6 - 1.0 - 26.0 27.2
Mallala







15.4


6.6 14.0

4.8



3.4



McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 3.8 0.2 5.6 0.2 - 2.8 7.0 4.8 11.2 18.4 10.6 - 4.4 0.8 0.8 - - 3.6 - - 43.2 7.8
Melrose Park 4.8 - 0.2 2.6 0.2 - - 1.6 25.0 0.4 - 0.4 5.4 12.0 12.8 - - 3.4 0.8 0.4 1.6 0.2 0.2 1.8 0.8 - 0.2 - 34.6 7.6
Mitchell Park (Marion) 3.4 -





- - - - - 0.2 8.4 - - 2.0 0.4 0.2 1.8 - - 1.6 2.4 - 0.6 - 37.8
Montacute 0.2 0.8 1.6 3.8 0.2 0.2 - 1.8 27.2 3.4 - 0.4 3.4 26.4 56.8 - - 2.4 - - 1.6 - - 5.0 3.4 - 0.6 - 44.6 39.2
Morphettville 2.4 - 0.2 0.6 - - - 2.2 19.2 - - 0.2 6.2 10.2 6.4 - - 2.0 - 0.2 1.4 - - 1.2 0.2 - 0.4 - 34.0 4.8
Mount Barker 1.2 1.0 0.6 3.2 - - 1.0 23.2 8.0 - 0.2 19.2 27.4 38.6 0.4 - 5.2 0.8 - 3.6 - - 0.4 2.4 - 0.2 - 54.8 36.4
Mount Bold Reservoir 3.2

4.6


2.0 20.0 5.2 0.4
15.6 23.2
1.0
4.0 0.6
2.8

0.4 4.8




Mount Crawford AWS 0.2 0.4 1.0 1.8 - 0.2 - 1.2 38.4 1.8 - 0.2 6.8 13.2
0.2 - 6.8 0.2 - 3.4 - 0.2 4.0 4.0 0.2 0.2 - 30.8 54.0
Mount Lofty 3.6 0.2 1.4 5.0 0.4 - - 2.0 44.2 1.6 1.2 0.2 10.4 26.6 83.8 0.2 - 3.8 1.2 - 7.2 0.4 - 4.0 4.8 - 2.6 - 62.2 45.2
Mt Bold (Scott Creek) 2.0 - 1.4 1.8 0.2 - - 2.4 24.6 0.8 1.0 0.2 14.8 24.2 37.2 0.2 - 3.6 0.4 - 2.8 - 0.2 2.6 1.6 - 0.4 - 52.6 21.2
Mylor (Biggs Flat) 1.0 - 1.2 4.6 0.2 - - 1.2 32.4 16.4 - 0.4 12.6 28.2 43.6 - 0.2 4.0 0.4 - 4.0 - - 1.2 2.2 - - 0.2 66.2 30.2
Nairne 0.6 5.6 0.4 3.2 - - 0.8 16.6 5.0 0.4 12.6 20.4 22.8 0.2 - 5.0 - 4.2 - - 0.8 - - - - 58.6 25.8
Noarlunga 1.6 0.2 - 5.0 - - - 2.6 8.0 - 0.2 1.6 13.4 11.4 5.2 0.2 - 2.6 1.6 0.8 1.0 - 0.2 3.8 0.4 - - -
4.2
North Adelaide 1.0 - 1.6 - - 2.0 24.0 - - - 6.2 14.0 12.4 0.4 2.0 0.4 - 2.0 - - 5.4 - - 36.0 10.2
Owen







12.0



15.0 3.0
6.2



3.4

27.0
Parafield Airport - - 2.4 0.6 - - - 1.4 25.8 0.6 - - 1.8 7.4 9.0 - - 2.4 - 0.4 1.6 - - 3.4 1.2 - - - 29.8 19.8
Piccadilly (Woodhouse) 2.0 - 2.6 4.6 0.2 - - 3.4 38.5 4.0 0.6 - 11.8 44.0 81.8 - - 4.4 0.8 - 6.2 - - 4.4 5.0 - 1.6 - 74.4 66.0
Regency Park - - 0.6 1.8 - - - 1.4 28.6 0.8 - 0.2 4.4 9.8 7.2 - - 1.2 - 0.6 1.4 - - 2.0 1.6 - - - 32.4 13.6
Sellicks Beach


3.6


0.4 19.4 3.6
1.2 10.8 15.2 12.8 1.2
4.4 1.2 1.8 0.8 0.2
1.8

0.8
32.0
Uraidla 1.2
1.8 5.0 1.0

3.2 37.0 3.2

10.0 30.0 101 1.5
4.2

9.0

5.6 7.4
2.4
63.0 74.0
Uraidla (Sutton Creek) 1.2 0.2 1.6 3.4 - - - 4.0 38.4 1.6 0.2 - 10.2 17.4 42.0 - - 4.0 0.8 - 7.4 - - 4.6 4.2 0.2 1.4 - 66.6 32.6
Verdun 0.6 15.8 0.6 4.0 - - - 2.4 23.8 8.2 0.2 0.2 12.6 25.8 38.0 0.2 - 5.2 0.2 - 5.4 - 0.2 2.0 2.4 - 0.2 0.2 68.2 36.2
Williamstown 0.4 - 0.6 3.4 - - - 1.4 55.2 0.6 - - 6.6 13.6 40.8 - - 3.2 0.6 - 7.0 - - 4.8 3.6 - - - 29.6 58.7
Williamstown (South Para Reservoir) 0.4
0.2 3.4 0.2 0.2
1.4 44.0 1.2 0.2
6.4 14.8 40.6 0.4
3.8 0.4
2.0

4.0 4.4 0.2
0.2

Willunga - - - 15.2 - 3.0 8.0 7.0 12.0 18.2 23.0 - 4.4 - 1.4 - - - - - 5.0 - 39.0 15.0
Woodside 2.0 0.4 3.2

1.2 26.0 6.6 28.4 25.0
5.2
3.4

6.6 0.4
65.6 26.8
Woodside (Wicks Estate) - 4.0 0.4 1.4 - - - 1.4 21.0 7.0 - 0.2 8.4 16.6 23.0 0.2 - 4.2 - - 2.2 - - 2.2 2.6 - 0.2 - 61.4 25.8
Most values are the precipitation in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated. Days marked with → are part of a longer accumulation, which is shown on the final day.
Values over 100 mm have been rounded to the nearest whole millimetre.
Days marked with - have a rainfall report of zero; days left blank have no rainfall report (which often indicates no rain fell).
Rainfalls coloured
according to the amount
0 1.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 25.0 50.0 100 150 200 300 400 600 millimetres

Notes

The Monthly climate summary lists the main features of the weather in Adelaide 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.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 7 am on Monday 3 October 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages for individual sites 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 10 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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