Greater Adelaide in August 2017: wetter than average with cool days

August was wetter than average throughout Adelaide and the Hills. Days were cooler than average in all suburbs, while night time temperatures were closer to average.

This summary includes data from observing sites in or near the Greater Adelaide “Greater Capital City Statistical Area” (GCCSA) – see the notes.

Above average rainfall

  • August rainfall was above average in all Adelaide suburbs and the Hills
  • Heavy rain in the first week of the month and in the middle of the month resulted in flood watches and minor flood warnings being issued for the Mount Lofty Ranges
  • Rainfall totals ranged from 129% of average at Adelaide (Kent Town) to 201% of average at Mount Barker
  • Compared with average, Adelaide city had between one and three more raindays for August
  • Nairne had its wettest August on record
  • Several sites had their highest total August rainfall for at least 20 years

Cooler than average days, nights close to average

  • August daytime temperatures were cooler than average for most of Adelaide and the Hills
  • Most days for the month were cooler than average, apart from a burst of warmth on the 13th and 14th, and a warm day to end the month on the 31st
  • Mean night time temperatures for August were generally close to average, although the last week of the month included several cold nights with frosts in the Hills and suburbs
  • The last week of August was much cooler than average in the city. For the Kent Town site, it was the overall coldest final week of August on record and coldest last week of August in the city since 1946 at West Terrace
  • August 28 was Adelaide (Kent Town)'s second-coldest maximum temperature so late in the season (11.7 °C), with a slightly colder maximum temperature of 11.6 °C on 28 August, 1981

Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)

  • Total rainfall for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 82.0 mm, which is 133% of the long-term average of 61.6 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 15.9 °C, which is 0.2 °C below the long-term average. The warmest day was 23.0 °C on the 13th, and the coolest day was on the 28th when the temperature reached 11.5 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 8.5 °C, which is 0.5 °C above the long-term average. The coldest morning was 3.5 °C on the 29th, and the warmest morning was on the 15th when the minimum temperature was 15.1 °C

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Extremes in August 2017
Hottest day 23.7 °C at Parafield Airport on the 13th
Warmest days on average 16.2 °C at Parafield Airport
Coolest days on average 9.8 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 6.0 °C at Mount Lofty on the 3rd
Coldest night -1.6 °C at Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) on the 28th
Coolest nights on average 4.6 °C at Mount Lofty
Warmest nights on average 8.7 °C at Noarlunga
Warmest night 15.2 °C at Adelaide Airport on the 15th
Warmest on average overall 12.2 °C at Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)
Coolest on average overall 7.2 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 235.1 mm at Bridgewater
Wettest day 54.0 mm at Bridgewater on the 15th
Strongest wind gust 98 km/h at Kuitpo Forest Reserve on the 4th

Record highest August total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
August
Nairne 184.2 = 184.2 in 1984 132 89.0

Highest August total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
August
Mount Barker 206.0 210.5 in 1955 102.4
Hahndorf 227.7 255.1 in 1955* 118.0
Macclesfield 187.0 192.0 in 1981 95.8
Willunga 124.2 128.9 in 1984* 79.6
Mount Bold Reservoir 177.4 178.8 in 1992 100.8
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 93.1 98.4 in 1992* 57.6
Adelaide Airport 86.0 87.2 in 1996* 50.8

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




Summary statistics for August 2017
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2017
Mean for
August
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2017
Total for
August
2017
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2017
Fraction of
August
average
Adelaide (Kent Town) 15.9 -0.8 23.3 13th 7.9 -0.3 3.0 29th 87.8 67.8 average 129%
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) 15.9 -0.2 23.0 13th 8.5 +0.5 3.5 29th 82.0 61.6 high 133%
Adelaide Airport 15.6 -0.4 22.4 13th 8.0 +0.4 3.6 25th 86.0 50.8 v high 169%
Edinburgh RAAF 15.8 -0.7 23.4 13th 6.6 +0.1 0.8 28th 78.8 50.1 high 157%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 12.7 -0.9 19.9 13th 6.6 -0.3 2.8 28th 145.8 89.0 high 164%
Mount Barker 14.3 +0.1 22.8 14th 5.3 +0.3 0.5 29th 206.0 102.4 v high 201%
Mount Crawford AWS 11.4 -1.0 19.5 13th 5.6 -0.5 2.2 28th 143.0 86.4 high 166%
Mount Lofty 9.8 -0.2 17.4 13th 4.6 -0.7 1.1 28th 185.8
Noarlunga 15.1 -0.8 20.7 13th 8.7 -0.1 3.9 28th 104.4 53.7 v high 194%
Parafield Airport 16.2 -0.1 23.7 13th 6.7 0.0 1.1 28th 77.6 53.8 high 144%
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 15.3 -0.6 23.0 13th 5.0 -0.6 -1.6 28th 93.1 57.6 v high 162%

Daily maximum temperatures for August 2017
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Adelaide (Kent Town)16.515.512.213.114.713.714.614.819.119.116.518.023.322.315.716.916.314.515.215.014.017.115.315.413.315.314.011.714.616.719.4
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)16.415.612.213.414.913.715.014.919.019.116.217.223.021.615.816.616.514.615.014.914.216.516.215.014.814.813.911.514.316.219.2
Adelaide Airport14.716.212.113.814.913.714.814.619.218.016.016.922.421.216.116.415.614.414.015.313.816.315.614.214.114.314.512.113.515.319.5
Edinburgh RAAF15.715.411.413.915.114.414.614.318.519.415.918.123.421.415.816.616.214.814.714.114.416.316.314.713.714.813.611.614.016.918.8
Kuitpo Forest Reserve13.312.38.39.711.19.212.012.516.915.112.014.519.919.313.412.711.711.112.013.510.513.713.111.811.212.010.39.011.513.517.0
Mount Barker15.013.18.411.511.510.013.014.517.117.814.417.022.222.814.014.613.013.213.012.712.816.514.414.212.114.111.310.414.015.918.0
Mount Crawford AWS12.711.26.98.19.87.510.211.914.814.511.013.619.518.312.411.110.69.811.110.210.712.211.510.79.010.79.28.010.112.814.6
Mount Lofty10.89.76.06.28.36.38.110.013.412.79.511.517.416.611.69.38.27.810.49.28.610.19.78.97.09.17.66.38.711.914.0
Noarlunga14.315.411.312.013.713.014.614.418.917.615.215.920.719.515.515.815.113.614.715.213.215.915.614.614.214.114.111.713.614.819.3
Parafield Airport16.416.411.813.815.314.115.615.019.419.016.717.723.722.316.016.816.414.715.715.115.216.916.315.113.515.214.511.814.517.319.4
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre)16.014.510.713.814.613.113.914.018.518.715.317.523.021.615.615.714.713.515.313.515.415.915.414.013.014.512.211.814.416.018.0
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 August 2017
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Adelaide (Kent Town)4.67.18.88.08.28.57.87.57.514.210.38.48.412.515.111.711.18.03.56.57.98.810.36.53.83.27.84.23.04.09.1
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)5.59.29.08.58.58.57.88.79.713.810.68.210.613.915.111.611.28.24.27.88.28.510.46.54.43.87.63.73.54.210.8
Adelaide Airport4.56.19.28.49.48.08.27.18.212.611.68.18.811.615.212.211.88.64.24.88.39.111.46.43.64.18.53.73.74.37.1
Edinburgh RAAF5.64.19.17.46.48.06.86.28.110.16.35.47.511.314.69.89.28.42.94.47.88.39.04.43.52.17.40.82.01.77.5
Kuitpo Forest Reserve4.56.86.05.74.94.96.17.47.412.37.08.58.111.312.97.78.25.64.74.05.17.18.86.14.94.55.92.84.64.76.6
Mount Barker2.51.66.05.36.04.65.94.95.112.67.28.25.011.513.39.18.65.22.71.05.55.75.35.01.61.26.12.60.51.33.2
Mount Crawford AWS4.34.54.94.94.34.34.86.06.810.45.55.06.711.312.17.06.04.04.13.54.26.16.85.05.15.15.52.23.63.66.3
Mount Lofty3.64.63.94.13.12.82.65.35.89.14.75.55.49.911.26.56.53.23.62.83.25.06.44.52.43.14.01.12.43.14.7
Noarlunga6.38.68.37.58.67.98.59.010.614.310.010.211.512.615.010.210.97.15.88.18.09.311.77.34.77.88.33.94.65.19.3
Parafield Airport3.43.89.16.66.58.68.36.47.511.47.05.67.910.114.611.510.28.32.46.78.37.78.94.32.01.36.81.11.22.27.2
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre)4.05.08.26.05.56.95.04.54.29.96.84.04.08.911.98.97.86.10.03.36.95.46.80.90.02.05.5-1.62.2-0.65.4
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 August 2017
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Adelaide (Brighton) 0.6 - 12.0 0.4 6.6 9.8 5.6 - - - - - - - 5.8 11.4 3.0 8.2 1.4 11.8 0.2 0.4 4.2
Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) 4.2 - 12.0 - 9.4 10.2 9.8 0.4 - - - - - - 7.6 17.0 4.0 7.0 2.8 - 10.6 2.2 0.4 6.2 0.4 - 0.8



Adelaide (Kent Town) - - 10.8 0.6 5.4 10.4 7.4 0.2 - - - - - - 8.4 15.8 2.8 6.8 1.4 0.2 12.6 0.2 0.4 3.2 0.2 - 0.8 0.2 - - -
Adelaide (Keswick) - - 11.6 0.6 6.6 9.2 10.0 - - - - - - - 7.0 11.0 2.6 3.4 2.2 - 12.0 0.2 0.4 3.0 - - 0.6 - - - -
Adelaide (Morphett Vale) 15.0
21.0 1.8 14.0 17.0 7.0





10.0 13.0 7.0 12.0

13.0

9.0



3.8

Adelaide (Salisbury Bowling Club) 23.0









8.0 12.0
5.0

13.0









Adelaide (Seaton)

17.2
5.2 8.6 6.2






9.2 8.8 3.2


12.6

2.4






Adelaide (Tea Tree Gully Council) - - 13.8 - - - 29.2 - - - - - - - - 29.8 3.4 8.6 - - 18.4 - - - - - - 7.0


Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) 0.4 - 13.0 0.4 4.0 9.4 6.4 0.2 - - - - - - 6.8 14.4 2.2 5.8 3.8 - 11.4 0.2 - 3.2 0.2 - 0.2 - - - -
Adelaide Airport - - 15.4 0.2 3.6 10.4 9.6 - - - - - - - 6.4 10.6 3.2 6.2 1.6 - 13.6 0.8 - 4.0 - - 0.4 - - - -
Adelaide Airport Alert - 0.2 14.2 0.2 3.4 9.0 6.6 - - - - - - - 6.0 10.2 2.8 5.4 4.4 - 12.0 - 0.2 3.2 - - 0.2 - - - -
Aldgate 1.4 - 16.6 3.2 32.2 33.4 17.4 0.4 - - 2.8 1.2 - - 23.0 24.2 23.0 14.6 1.4 0.8 17.8 1.2 2.0 10.6 0.4 - 4.4 0.6 - - -
Ashton 4.0 0.2




























Ashton Co-op 5.0 - 15.6 2.8


























Athelstone (Black Hill)


0.4 12.2 12.8 11.4 - - 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - 12.4 19.8 7.4 7.8 1.6 - 15.2 0.8 0.6 4.4 0.8 - 1.0 - - - -
Balhannah (Killara Park) 0.6 - 14.6 2.4 26.6 28.2 15.0 - - - 3.4 - - 0.2 21.2 33.0 28.0 15.8 0.2 0.6 10.0 1.4 0.6 3.0 - 0.2 1.4 0.8 - 0.2 -
Beaumont 2.4 0.2 14.6 1.2 5.2 12.4 11.4 - - - - - - - 9.2 16.4 3.0 3.0 1.2 0.2 12.4 1.0 1.0 5.0 0.2 - 0.2 0.2 - - -
Belair 2.2 0.2 13.6 1.6 12.4 14.6 8.2 - - 0.2 - - - - 11.4 15.8 7.0 9.2 2.6 0.2 9.6 1.0 1.6 6.2 0.8 - 1.6 0.2 - - -
Belair (St Johns) 4.0 - 12.0 1.2 7.0 14.0 8.2 - - - - - - - 9.2 15.4 4.4 10.4 0.8 - 14.4 1.6 1.2 5.4 0.2 - 1.0 0.2 - - -
Belair (State Flora Nursery) 2.4 - 20.0 1.6 14.0 17.2 9.0 0.2 - - - - - - 18.2 17.2 6.2 11.8 3.4 - 14.8 1.4 1.6 7.8 1.0 - 2.6 - 0.2

Bellevue Heights 2.6 0.2 13.2 1.0 11.0 12.6 7.2 - 0.2 - 0.2 0.2 - - 7.0 15.8 6.6 11.0 1.0 0.2 10.2 0.8 0.6 5.6 0.2 - 0.2 0.4 - - -
Birdwood 0.8 - 10.0 0.6 15.9 18.4 19.2 0.8 - - 0.8 - - - 18.8 27.8 13.6 7.2 1.2 - 15.0 0.4 1.2 3.8 0.2 - - 0.4


Birdwood (McVittie's Hill) 0.4 - 11.0 1.6 17.4 16.2 18.8 0.4 - - 1.2 - 0.2 - 13.6 23.6 15.4 4.6 1.2 0.8 13.0 0.2 1.6 2.8 - - 2.4 0.2 - 0.2 -
Blackwood (Wittunga) 1.4 14.0 14.0 1.2 9.8 14.2 7.4 0.2





10.6 14.6 5.0 12.0 1.2
13.4 1.2 1.2 5.8 0.2
1.4 0.4 0.2

Bridgewater 12.6 - 16.8 12.8 14.6 48.2 6.8 - - - 2.4 - - - 54.0 4.8 24.8 5.4 - 18.2 6.2 - - 2.7 - - 4.8



Brownhill Creek (Scotch College) 2.8 - 7.8 0.8 6.0 11.0 8.4 0.2 - - - - - - 9.2 15.0 4.0 4.2 1.0 - 12.2 1.2 1.0 4.2 - - 0.4 - - - -
Burnside 2.0 - 13.0 1.4 6.2 10.6 10.6 0.2 - - - - - - 10.2 18.2 3.2 4.6 1.4 - 13.0 1.2 0.6 3.8 0.2 - 0.4 0.2 - - -
Clarendon 2.0 14.0 21.0
28.0 7.4


2.2


11.6 18.4 15.8 10.0

11.8




4.0


Crafers (Mt Lofty) 5.0 - 18.4 2.4 14.0 20.8 19.0 0.2 - - 0.2 0.6 - - 17.6 24.2 8.0 8.2 5.0 - 17.0 4.0 2.0 7.8 0.2 - 2.4 0.4 0.2 - 10.2
Crafers West 3.4 0.2 17.8 1.4 18.8 17.2 13.0 0.2 - - - 0.4 - - 16.0 21.2 7.0 14.2 3.4 - 13.2 2.4 2.0 7.6 0.6 - 2.0 0.4 0.4 - -
Cromer Road 0.6 - 12.6 0.6 15.2 22.8 22.6 - - 0.2 1.2 - - - 15.2 27.4 8.8 8.2 0.8 0.2 15.4 0.4 1.0 4.2 0.2 - 1.6 0.4 - - -
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 2.6 0.2 14.2 0.4 14.4 15.6 22.2 0.6 - - - - - - 18.0 25.8 11.6 10.0 1.6 - 16.4 2.8 0.8 5.6 0.4 - 0.6 1.0 0.2

Cudlee Creek (O'Deas Road) 1.0 - 11.8 0.6 13.0 18.0 21.6 0.4 - - 0.8 - - - 21.2 23.2 13.8 8.8 2.8 - 12.8 1.4 1.0 3.2 - - 1.2 0.4 - - -
Echunga 1.8 - 16.0 1.4 24.8 35.2 11.0 0.2 - 0.2 3.0 0.6 - - 17.6 25.0 29.8 16.4 0.4 - 9.0 0.6 1.4 4.4 - 0.2 1.8 0.8 0.2 - -
Edinburgh RAAF - - 14.4 0.2 9.8 9.2 6.0 - - - - - - - 6.0 12.8 2.4 1.4 0.6 - 13.2 0.6 0.2 0.4 - - 1.6 - - - -
Felixstow (Payneham) 1.2 - 9.4 0.2 6.0 6.0 5.8 - - - - - - - 8.4 14.6 3.6 5.2 2.2 - 11.8 0.4 0.4 3.2 - - 0.4 - - - -
Gawler 1.8 0.2 7.6 0.2 7.0 13.4 10.6 - - - 0.2 - - - 4.6 10.0 1.6 1.4 0.8 - 12.2 1.2 - - - - 1.0 - - - -
Gould Creek (Hermitage) 1.0 - 13.0 0.2 8.4 9.4 11.4 1.6 0.2 - - - - - 11.4 15.4 4.6 4.2 0.8 - 14.2 1.2 0.2 4.2 0.2 - 1.2 - - - -
Greenacres 0.8 0.2 9.4 - 6.2 7.4 7.6 - - - - - - - 7.4 13.6 4.2 6.8 0.6 - 11.8 0.4 - 3.6 - - 0.4 0.2 - - -
Hahndorf 0.6 - 15.2 1.8 28.3 36.4 19.8 0.2 - - 4.1 0.5 - - 25.5 34.1 27.3 13.7 - 0.1 11.6 1.1 1.2 3.8 0.1 - 1.7 0.4 0.2 - -
Halbury Road Salisbury (Halbury Road) 4.0 - 10.8 - 4.4 6.2 5.0 1.4 - - - - - - 6.8 11.8 1.6 2.2 0.6 - 13.0 1.0 0.4 1.2 - - 0.8 - - - -
Happy Valley Reservoir 1.0
13.6 1.4 13.4 18.0 10.8 0.4

0.6 0.4


17.6 6.0 7.8 3.2 0.6 12.6 1.6 0.4 9.2 0.4
0.6 0.2 0.4

Harrogate (Mount Beevor South) - - 12.2 2.8 14.4 15.0 16.0 - - - - - - - 9.6 25.0 23.4 7.4 0.2 0.2 10.2 0.2 0.2 3.4 0.2 - 1.6 0.4 - - -
Heathfield Works Depot - - 19.4 2.6 68.0 0.2 - 2.0 - 0.2 19.2 21.0 16.4 13.0 18.0 1.0 2.2 11.4 0.6 4.0 1.0

Inglewood 2.6 - 13.6 - 11.2 14.0 13.0 1.0 - - 0.2 0.2 - - 14.0 20.0 6.4 7.8 3.0 - 16.8 2.2 0.4 7.0 0.6 - 2.8 0.2 - - -
Ironstone Road 1.6 - 10.2 1.2 18.0 22.6 21.4 1.0 - - 3.0 - - 0.4 20.6 33.2 11.2 11.0 3.0 - 16.8 1.0 1.2 7.8 0.6 - 0.4 0.2 - - -
Kangarilla (Saddlebags) 2.2 - 13.4 1.4 22.0 36.2 10.6 0.2 - 0.2 2.8 0.8 - - 15.2 23.8 21.4 12.2 0.2 - 12.6 1.2 0.8 5.4 0.2 - 2.6 0.8 0.6 - -
Kanmantoo (Millbrae) 0.2 - 10.6 2.8 16.4 20.0 14.4 - - - - - - - 7.8 24.0 24.0 12.8 0.2 - 7.0 - 0.4 1.8 - 0.2 2.2 - - - -
Kersbrook 1.4 0.2 11.8 0.6 16.0 17.8 27.2 0.8 0.2 - 0.6 0.2 - - 20.8 25.2 9.0 6.8 2.6 - 16.2 2.0 0.6 6.6 - 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 - -
Kilburn 0.4 0.2 11.0 - 6.2 6.8 6.4 0.2 - - - - - - 6.8 13.0 3.0 3.8 - - 12.2 0.4 - 1.6 0.2 - 0.6 - - - -
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 1.8 - 10.4 0.8 21.6 22.6 12.4 0.2 - 0.2 3.8 1.4 0.2 - 12.8 21.4 7.0 7.0 1.4 - 10.0 0.8 0.4 6.4 0.2 - 1.8 1.0 - 0.2 -
Leawood Gardens (Eagle on The Hill) 0.2 - 2.4 25.0




- - 0.2 - - 12.6 17.6 4.6 7.2 2.0 - 14.6 2.6 1.4 6.2 0.6 - 1.6 0.4 - - -
Lenswood (Stringybark) 2.2 - 18.4 1.4 15.2 15.0 17.2 - 0.2 - 0.4 - - - 20.0 22.8 14.0 7.6 2.0 - 13.4 1.2 1.0 4.6 - - 1.0 0.2 - - 0.2
Lobethal 13.0 1.6 70.0


1.0 35.0 26.1 31.7 9.1 17.1 0.8 1.2 5.8 2.2


Lobethal 1.8 - 10.6 1.8 20.4 27.4 26.2 - - - 0.8 0.4 - - 29.0 31.8 30.2 9.8 1.0 - 16.4 0.8 1.2 6.8 - - 1.6 0.6 - - -
Lobethal (Maidment Road) 1.4 - 8.4 1.2 28.0 22.8 21.4 0.4 - - 4.8 0.2 0.2 - 27.8 36.2 18.4 7.8 2.2 - 14.4 1.2 1.4 5.0 - - 1.6 0.2 0.2 - -
Long Ridge (Greenhill) 4.2 - 18.8 1.4 4.2 7.6 10.4 - 0.2 - - - - - 5.6 11.2 1.8 4.2 1.8 - 10.4 2.0 1.2 5.8 0.4 - 1.2 - - - -
Longwood 1.8 - 15.6 1.6 21.8 24.4 9.8 - 0.2 0.2 1.2 0.6 - - 19.0 22.4 15.8 12.8 0.2 1.2 16.6 0.8 1.0 6.4 0.2 - 3.2 0.4 - 0.2 -
Macclesfield 1.0 - 18.0 0.2 64.6 - - - 3.8 - - - 18.0 35.2 20.6 9.4 9.4 - 2.2 - 2.0 2.0 0.4 0.2 -
McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 0.4 - 13.4 0.4 34.6 0.2 - - 6.2 0.6 9.4 7.2 3.8 7.2 11.4 0.4 1.0 5.6 - 1.8 0.8

Meadows 1.4 - 17.0 1.2 26.0 28.8 14.0 0.4 - - 3.8 - - - 16.0 36.8 15.8 11.0 0.6 - 10.2 0.4 1.0 3.8 - - - 2.6 0.2 0.2
Melrose Park 2.2 - 7.6 0.4 5.2 10.2 6.6 - - -




















Mitchell Park (Marion) 1.4 - 10.4 0.6 6.6 12.4 6.2 - - - - - - - 6.2 11.4 5.0 6.6 0.4 - 10.4 0.2 0.2 5.2 - - 0.4 0.2 - - -
Montacute 2.0 - 11.8 1.4 14.6 13.4 9.6 - - - - - - - 16.0 21.6 9.8 7.4 1.8 - 15.0 1.6 0.8 5.8 0.2 - 1.0 - - - 0.2
Morphettville 0.2 - 11.4 0.4 5.0 7.0 7.2 0.2 - - - - - - 5.0 8.6 2.0 2.6 1.2 0.2 10.2 - 0.2 2.4 - - 0.6 - - - -
Mount Barker 1.2 - 13.2 2.2 21.4 29.6 17.4 0.4 - - 4.2 0.6 - - 18.8 27.6 31.0 21.4 0.6 0.2 9.8 0.8 0.4 3.6 - - 1.0 0.6 - - -
Mount Bold Reservoir 3.4
13.8 1.4 23.8 30.0 12.0


3.2 0.6


27.6 19.0 19.2 1.0
12.4 1.0 0.4 5.2

2.0 1.0 0.4

Mount Crawford AWS 0.6 - 10.8 0.6 12.8 23.4 15.8 0.8 - - 0.6 - - 0.4 15.6 23.2 8.2 6.2 1.8 - 15.0 1.2 1.0 4.2 - - 0.6 - 0.2 - -
Mount Lofty 5.4 - 20.2 2.6 14.2 20.4 19.6 0.4 - - 0.2 0.6 - - 19.2 24.4 8.4 8.8 5.4 - 17.8 4.4 2.0 8.2 0.6 - 2.2 0.6 0.2 - -
Mt Bold (Scott Creek) 1.6 - 12.4 0.6 24.2 27.2 8.6 0.2 - - 1.6 0.4 - - 13.6 17.4 15.2 14.6 0.4 - 12.2 0.6 1.0 5.8 0.2 - 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 -
Mt Torrens 0.6 - 12.4 3.0 23.6 19.6 19.8 0.2 - 0.2 0.8 - - - 19.0 31.6 19.0 5.6 1.4 0.2 10.8 0.6 1.0 4.4 0.2 - 1.4 0.2 - 0.2 -
Mylor (Biggs Flat) 1.6 0.2 12.8 1.6 24.6 32.4 20.4 - - - 3.6 0.4 - - 19.0 20.6 23.2 14.8 0.2 0.6 13.0 0.4 0.4 5.0 0.4 - 2.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 -
Nairne 0.4 - 16.4 4.2 20.8 36.2 0.2 - - - 2.2 - - 15.2 29.4 28.2 11.6 0.4 11.0 0.8 0.4 3.6 - - 3.0 0.2

Noarlunga - 0.2 18.0 0.6 9.2 12.8 6.4 0.2 - - 5.8 0.4 - - 6.4 15.4 2.6 8.4 0.2 - 9.0 0.4 - 7.6 - - 0.6 - 0.2 - -
North Adelaide 0.6 - 14.8 4.0 18.6 - - - - - - - 5.6 16.4 2.8 6.0 17.6 0.6 - 3.0 - 0.4


Parafield Airport 1.4 - 10.4 - 5.6 6.2 9.0 0.6 - - - - - - 6.2 13.6 1.2 4.8 0.4 - 13.0 1.2 0.4 2.6 - - 1.0 - - - -
Piccadilly (Woodhouse) 3.4 - 20.0 2.4 25.2 30.0 25.6 0.2 - - 1.0 1.0 - - 24.5 29.8 13.2 11.6 1.6 - 18.0 - 2.8 8.8 0.2 - 2.8 0.4 - 0.4
Prospect Hill 2.6 - 14.8 2.6 24.0 30.0 10.6 0.4 - 0.2 8.2 0.8 - - 16.4 29.4 16.8 8.2 1.0 0.4 10.4 0.4 6.0 3.0 - - 2.8 1.4 0.4 - -
Red Creek (Burwood) 0.2 - 14.8 1.0 14.4 17.0 9.0 - - - 0.2 - - - 11.6 22.4 24.8 11.0 0.2 - 7.0 - 0.2 1.0 0.2 - 2.6 0.2 - - -
Regency Park 0.6 - 10.0 - 6.4 6.4 6.2 - - - 0.2 - - - 7.0 13.0 3.6 4.2 - - 10.8 0.2 0.2 2.8 0.2 - 0.2 - - - -
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 3.0 - 2.0 1.0 16.4 13.6 10.3 0.4 - - 1.6 - - 0.2 6.0 13.8 1.2 4.4 1.0 0.2 15.0 1.2 - 0.4 - - 1.4 - - - -
Roseworthy 0.6 - 4.6 0.8 - - 20.0 - 0.4 - - - 0.2 5.2 13.2 0.8 4.8 16.4 1.4 - 0.6 - 1.6 - - -
Rosslyn Park (Seaview) 2.6 0.2 13.2 1.2 8.8 11.2 9.2 - - - - - - - 9.8 19.0 4.0 5.2 1.0 - 11.6 1.2 0.6 3.6 0.2 - 0.8 0.2 - - -
Sellicks Beach

13.4 0.4





3.6

0.4 5.6 10.6 4.8 3.6 1.0
8.4
2.0 7.8 0.4
0.8



Sellicks Hill (Mount Terrible Radar)




26.0 3.4























Two Wells 0.4


12.6 9.0



2.0


6.2 10.6 0.6 1.8 1.2
15.0

1.6






Upper Hermitage














19.8














Uraidla 1.4
22.8 3.4 15.0 24.0 2.2






23.8 30.0 15.0 10.8 6.4
17.0 3.2 2.6 7.4

3.0



Uraidla (Sutton Creek) 4.6 - 20.0 2.4 14.2 25.6 21.0 - - 0.2 0.8 0.4 0.2 - 22.8 27.4 9.6 8.8 3.2 - 20.2 2.6 1.8 5.8 0.2 - 2.2 0.4 0.2 - -
Verdun 0.8 - 13.0 1.2 27.2 32.6 21.4 - - - 1.6 0.2 0.2 - 27.2 29.6 25.8 14.4 0.4 0.2 13.6 0.4 1.0 7.0 0.2 - 1.8 0.2 - 0.2 -
Williamstown 2.4 - 4.4 0.4 10.0 20.8 - - - - 1.4 - - 0.3 12.2 17.2 5.3 6.2 0.7 - 15.9 1.0 0.4 1.6 - - 0.4



Williamstown (South Para Reservoir) 4.8 - 6.4 - 10.4 19.2 17.8 - - - - - - - 11.6 20.0 4.6 6.0 1.8 - - 1.4 1.0 6.2 - - 0.6



Willunga - - 20.8 1.6 41.2 - - - 2.6 - - - 13.8 10.2 5.8 7.4 10.6 - - 6.6 - 1.4 2.2

Woodside


1.8 72.4

2.4


26.8 33.4 29.8 10.4 14.8 2.0 2.6


3.2


Woodside (Inverbrackie) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -















Woodside (Wicks Estate) 0.4 - 12.8 1.6 24.8 25.2 21.2 - - - 1.0 0.2 - - 24.4 31.6 27.8 10.8 1.0 0.2 13.0 0.8 0.8 2.6 - - 1.8 1.0 - - -
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, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists the main features of the weather in Greater Adelaide using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

In September 2017 this summary was broadened to include data from observing sites in or near the Greater Adelaide “Greater Capital City Statistical Area” (GCCSA). The Australian Bureau of Statistics designed the GCCSAs to “include the population within the urban area of the city, as well as people who regularly socialise, shop or work within the city, and live in small towns and rural areas surrounding the city. It is important to note that GCCSAs do not define the built up edge of the city. They provide a stable definition for these cities and are designed for the output of a range of social and economic survey data.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Friday 1 September 2017. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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