South Australia in November 2021: wettest on record

November rainfall was the highest on record for South Australia as a whole. However, parts of the south-east were drier than average. Daytime temperatures were much cooler than average due to cloud cover and the record rainfall. Night-time temperatures were close to average for November across most of the state.

Wettest November on record going back to 1900

  • State-wide, November rainfall was the highest on record and 288% above average.
  • The area averaged rainfall in November 2021 was more than 2 mm above the previous record of 56.92 mm in 1920.
  • Some stations had their highest November daily rainfall on record on the 11th or 12th when a complex low pressure system over central South Australia resulted in showers, rain and isolated thunderstorms across the state.
  • Many stations across the west and extending into southern central South Australia had their highest total November rainfall on record, and for many others it was their highest total November rainfall for at least 20 years.
  • Towards the end of the month, a low pressure system brought widespread rain and showers that resulted high river levels, flood waters and ponding in low lying areas, and many roads were closed across South Australia's pastoral districts.
  • Rainfall was below average in the Lower Southeast district.

Ninth coolest November days on record

  • Due to cloud cover and the record rainfall, daytime temperatures were very much cooler than average (in the bottom 10% of records) for most of the state, away from the south-east.
  • The mean maximum temperature for South Australia as a whole was 2.41 °C cooler than average, making it the ninth-coolest November days on record.
  • The mean minimum temperature for South Australia was very close to average (0.02 °C below average).
  • Night-time temperatures were lower than average in parts of the north and north-west and close to average in most other areas.
  • Many sites had their coldest November day on record on the 11th when maximum temperatures were more than 12 °C below average for most of the state.
  • Some sites had their lowest November mean daily maximum temperature on record, and for more it was their lowest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.
  • On the 13th, daily minimum temperatures were more than 6 °C colder than average over much of central Australia and Ernabella (Pukatja), in the state's far north, had its lowest November temperature on record.

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Extremes in November 2021
Hottest day 41.8 °C at Moomba Airport on the 20th
Warmest days on average 32.3 °C at Moomba Airport
Coolest days on average 17.5 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 7.9 °C at Mount Lofty on the 11th
Coldest night 1.6 °C at Keith (Munkora) on the 9th
Coolest nights on average 7.6 °C at Naracoorte Aerodrome
Warmest nights on average 18.6 °C at Moomba Airport
Warmest night 25.6 °C at Oodnadatta Airport on the 20th
Warmest on average overall 25.5 °C at Moomba Airport
Coolest on average overall 12.9 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 168.2 mm at Jamestown
Wettest day 72.0 mm at Marree (Callanna) on the 11th
Strongest wind gust 119 km/h at Sellicks Hill (Mount Terrible Radar) on the 30th

Maps
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Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest November daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Balaklava 53.0 on the 12th 34.8 on the 15th in 1889 138
Port Wakefield 54.0 on the 12th 47.8 on the 25th in 1916 138
Bute 54.4 on the 12th 44.7 on the 30th in 1937 133
Cook 49.0 on the 10th 33.0 on the 7th in 1940 100
Wirrulla 43.0 on the 11th 36.0 on the 18th in 2003 99
Ceduna AMO 39.2 on the 11th 38.2 on the 28th in 1977 83
Coober Pedy Airport 31.8 on the 11th 31.0 on the 19th in 1995 28
Mount Crawford AWS 35.6 on the 12th 29.2 on the 22nd in 2018 28
Minnipa PIRSA 41.4 on the 11th 27.2 on the 4th in 2015 26
Gammon Ranges (Moolawatana) 48.6 on the 25th 32.0 on the 19th in 2008 24
Marree (Callanna) 72.0 on the 11th 35.5 on the 21st in 2009 24
Halbury Road Salisbury (Halbury Road) 21.8 on the 24th 19.8 on the 12th in 2006 23
Shea-Oak Log (Greenock Creek) 28.2 on the 12th 25.2 on the 8th in 2005 20



Record highest November total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Port Wakefield 83.8 81.0 in 1939 147 21.3
Georgetown 158.4 110.0 in 1903 146 32.2
Laura 112.6 101.5 in 1920 146 31.4
Yardea 110.4 107.7 in 1933 145 18.0
Jamestown 168.2 141.6 in 1934 143 34.4
Wirrabara 127.2 115.7 in 1920 143 32.4
Crystal Brook 110.2 83.0 in 1944 141 26.9
Koolunga 94.3 90.6 in 2015 138 26.0
Hallett (Old Canowie) 130.6 121.0 in 1977 136 34.5
Sedan (Sandleton) 67.7 67.0 in 1887 134 19.1
Penong 94.6 73.1 in 1937 126 19.1
Bower 101.5 77.4 in 2009 117 21.1
Gulnare 126.8 104.7 in 1903 117 32.6
Nullarbor 129.6 77.2 in 1893 107 18.4
Cook 111.8 49.3 in 1971 100 15.9
Wirrulla 106.6 53.0 in 1934 99 19.2
Booborowie 119.3 83.4 in 1945 97 30.7
Nundroo 86.4 58.7 in 1933 90 18.2
Ceduna AMO 87.0 63.2 in 1949 83 19.3
Hiltaba 134.4 67.1 in 1971 81 19.5
Wharminda 64.3 = 64.3 in 1964 74 19.5
Jamestown PIRSA 161.0 119.2 in 1977 71 37.4
Huddleston (Willow Ponds) 131.6 82.0 in 1979 65 31.8
Burra Community School 136.0 72.0 in 2009 61 29.0
Cleve Aerodrome 67.8 63.1 in 1964 57 22.2
Sturt Vale 87.4 66.3 in 1933 57 20.2
Maralinga 132.4 80.5 in 1955 55 20.7
Mount Ive 98.6 69.6 in 1998 54 19.7
Cowell (Winter Springs) 87.8 52.8 in 1977 52 22.8
Parachilna (Motpena) 78.0 64.5 in 1970 52 18.1
Port Parham 57.4 52.4 in 1979 46 22.4
Whyalla Aero 107.8 84.2 in 2015 40 23.9
Beltana Roadhouse 76.8 68.8 in 2009 36 19.2
Buckleboo (Karinya) 86.8 52.0 in 1991 34 21.3
Strathearn 86.4 76.4 in 2010 31 25.3
Coober Pedy Airport 63.0 44.4 in 2017 28 15.1
Tieyon 94.2 90.0 in 2008 27 25.1
Minnipa PIRSA 101.4 43.6 in 2015 26 19.6
Gammon Ranges (Moolawatana) 104.0 67.4 in 2008 24 21.6
Marree Aero 49.6 45.8 in 2009 24 14.5
Roseworthy AWS 59.0 57.6 in 1999 24 26.4
Snowtown (Rayville Park) 75.0 55.4 in 2011 24 28.3
Yunta Airstrip 63.6 62.2 in 2011 24 28.5
Cleve (Heggaton) 73.4 45.0 in 2018 23 24.3
Halbury Road Salisbury (Halbury Road) 52.6 49.8 in 2004 23 24.1
Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome) 55.0 50.6 in 1998 23 14.6
Wudinna Aero 90.6 53.6 in 2017 23 19.5
Port Augusta Aero 92.6 55.8 in 2009 21 22.1

Highest November total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
November
Farrell Flat 86.0 124.7 in 1903 27.9
Port Germein 91.8 111.5 in 1903 24.2
Yacka 103.2 111.0 in 1903 26.9
Yudnapinna 73.6 104.6 in 1920* 16.5
Marree (Witchelina Station) 73.0 92.7 in 1920* 11.0
Elliston 64.2 66.3 in 1939 19.7
Balaklava 80.0 93.1 in 1939* 24.3
Kimba 72.4 134.5 in 1939* 23.3
Streaky Bay 63.3 64.3 in 1942 18.6
Port Clinton (Yararoo) 73.5 84.2 in 1939* 22.3
Brinkworth (Bungaree) 105.0 109.9 in 1952 34.5
Wirrabara Forest 119.0 158.6 in 1952* 42.1
Bute 75.4 88.4 in 1952* 24.5
Brinkworth 97.6 100.6 in 1952* 27.2
Wallaroo 51.4 53.7 in 1955* 21.1
Boolcoomatta 108.3 116.5 in 1958* 16.9
Hilltown 93.0 114.3 in 1952* 31.6
Eudunda 76.9 102.7 in 1961 30.0
Cowell 70.0 89.1 in 1961* 20.6
Lyrup 64.6 105.7 in 1961* 19.5
Tarcoola (Mobella) 76.3 79.6 in 1964* 16.0
Braemar 77.0 102.9 in 1970* 23.7
Booleroo Centre (Willowie) 94.9 149.2 in 1977 24.3
Bruce 89.4 141.2 in 1977 21.8
Morchard (The Rocks) 101.6 123.4 in 1977 29.2
Orroroo 103.0 168.2 in 1977 26.2
Point Pass 66.2 75.7 in 1977 28.6
Quorn 96.0 111.4 in 1977 24.5
Yongala 88.2 115.7 in 1977 28.0
Australia Plains 72.4 92.0 in 1977* 22.1
Wilmington 104.0 115.8 in 1977* 29.0
Kyancutta 80.5 80.6 in 1979 21.8
Price 55.9 66.6 in 1979 21.3
Waddikee 72.5 77.9 in 1979 22.7
Woomera Aerodrome 51.6 79.8 in 1979 16.9
Mintaro 82.8 89.8 in 1971* 35.2
Lake Everard 69.5 85.8 in 1977* 20.0
Arkaroola 115.3 138.5 in 1985 18.2
Kapunda 65.8 85.6 in 1992 31.0
Meningie 60.6 61.4 in 1992 27.5
Riverton 76.8 87.2 in 1992 34.4
Auburn 69.3 80.6 in 1994 36.3
Clare High School 83.2 86.6 in 1994 37.0
Manoora (Cooinda) 72.2 74.6 in 1994 31.8
Manoora 65.2 73.8 in 1994* 31.4
Callington 47.8 54.4 in 2001 24.5
Tarcoola (Mulgathing) 48.9 65.1 in 2001 18.0

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




Record lowest November daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Kyancutta 13.0 on the 11th 13.9 on the 16th in 1961 92 28.7
Woomera Aerodrome 13.1 on the 11th 14.5 on the 15th in 1999 73 30.0
Parafield Airport 13.8 on the 11th 13.9 on the 6th in 1953 65 25.5
Streaky Bay 13.7 on the 11th 15.8 on the 2nd in 1976 64 25.7
Yongala 8.4 on the 11th 11.8 on the 24th in 1971 64 25.8
Eudunda 10.7 on the 11th 12.4 on the 9th in 1992 57 24.7
Warooka 14.0 on the 11th 14.2 on the 2nd in 1994 57 23.6
Kimba 12.0 on the 11th 14.0 on the 2nd in 1976 55 27.2
Edinburgh RAAF 13.6 on the 11th 15.1 on the 3rd in 1994 50 25.9
Hawker 11.1 on the 11th 14.9 on the 15th in 1999 49 29.4
Leigh Creek Airport 18.0 on the 12th 18.1 on the 6th in 1989 38 30.9
Loxton Research Centre 15.0 on the 11th 15.5 on the 4th in 2004 38 27.8
Whyalla Aero 12.8 on the 11th 16.8 on the 6th in 1989 37 26.7
Coober Pedy Airport 15.4 on the 11th 18.7 on the 20th in 2018 28 32.3
Renmark Aero 14.3 on the 11th 15.6 on the 13th in 2010 27 29.1
Cleve Aerodrome 10.9 on the 11th 14.4 on the 9th in 2013 26 25.9
Minnipa PIRSA 11.8 on the 11th 16.0 on the 21st in 2018 26 28.7
Nuriootpa PIRSA 11.4 on the 11th 13.9 on the 5th in 2004 26 25.3
Stenhouse Bay 14.6 on the 11th 15.2 on the 20th in 2013 26 22.1
Roseworthy AWS 13.0 on the 11th 16.1 on the 5th in 2004 25 27.7
Tarcoola Aero 13.1 on the 11th 16.0 on the 15th in 1999 25 31.8
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 11.3 on the 11th 12.0 on the 11th in 1998 24 21.9
Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome) 17.9 on the 11th 19.2 on the 21st in 2008 24 32.2
Snowtown (Rayville Park) 12.4 on the 11th 15.0 on the 22nd in 2016 24 28.4
Yunta Airstrip 11.1 on the 11th 14.3 on the 24th in 2018 24 28.8
Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot) 14.0 on the 11th 15.5 on the 13th in 2010 23 29.4
Wudinna Aero 13.3 on the 11th 17.0 on the 21st in 2018 23 29.5
Minlaton Aero 13.6 on the 11th 17.1 on the 21st in 2018 21 26.0
Port Augusta Aero 13.8 on the 11th 18.6 on the 2nd in 2007 21 30.4



Record lowest November mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Nullarbor 22.9 23.1 in 1999 35 26.2
Cleve Aerodrome 22.6 22.9 in 2001 25 25.9
Minnipa PIRSA 24.4 25.3 in 1999 25 28.7
Marree Aero 30.6 30.7 in 1999 23 33.8
Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome) 28.4 28.6 in 2001 23 32.2
Yunta Airstrip 24.3 24.5 in 1999 23 28.8
Wudinna Aero 25.5 26.2 in 2001 22 29.5
Port Augusta Aero 25.9 27.1 in 2001 20 30.4

Lowest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Kimba 24.6 23.0 in 1992 27.2
Kyancutta 25.7 25.3 in 1992 28.7
Streaky Bay 23.3 22.6 in 1992* 25.7
Mount Crawford AWS 19.6 18.4 in 1996 22.5
Coober Pedy Airport 28.8 28.5 in 1999 32.3
Eudunda 22.0 21.7 in 1999 24.7
Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot) 26.0 25.5 in 1999 29.4
Loxton Research Centre 25.4 25.0 in 1999 27.8
Oodnadatta Airport 30.7 30.5 in 1999 33.9
Renmark Aero 25.8 25.4 in 1999 29.1
Tarcoola Aero 27.5 27.4 in 1999 31.8
Whyalla Aero 23.9 22.9 in 1999 26.7
Ernabella (Pukatja) 28.0 =28.0 in 2000 31.8
Andamooka 28.9 =28.9 in 2001 31.9
Ceduna AMO 24.1 23.7 in 2001 26.1
Clare High School 22.4 21.2 in 2001 25.1
Cleve 22.8 22.5 in 2001 24.9
Edinburgh RAAF 24.1 23.7 in 2001 25.9
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 19.5 19.1 in 2001 21.9
Leigh Creek Airport 27.8 27.5 in 2001 30.9
Mount Barker 21.2 =21.2 in 2001 22.7
Murray Bridge 24.1 23.6 in 2001 25.9
Noarlunga 22.6 21.5 in 2001 24.9
North Shields (Port Lincoln AWS) 20.9 19.9 in 2001 23.2
Nuriootpa PIRSA 22.3 22.0 in 2001 25.3
Parafield Airport 24.5 24.1 in 2001 25.5
Parawa (Second Valley Forest AWS) 17.8 16.4 in 2001 19.6
Roseworthy AWS 25.0 24.0 in 2001 27.7
Snowtown (Rayville Park) 25.5 24.9 in 2001 28.4
Strathalbyn Racecourse 22.2 21.9 in 2001 24.6
Woomera Aerodrome 26.9 26.8 in 2001 30.0
Yongala 22.6 =22.6 in 2001 25.8

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




Record lowest November temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Ernabella (Pukatja) 7.6 on the 13th 7.7 on the 2nd in 2010 25 17.0



Lowest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Mount Gambier Aero 7.8 7.5 in 1998 8.5



Record lowest November mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Port Augusta Aero 20.0 20.2 in 2001 20 22.9

Lowest November mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
November
Mount Crawford AWS 14.5 13.9 in 1996 16.6
Coober Pedy Airport 22.4 22.1 in 1999 25.0
Oodnadatta Airport 24.2 23.9 in 1999 26.3
Whyalla Aero 18.7 17.6 in 1999 20.4
Yunta Airstrip 17.9 17.5 in 1999 20.7
Ernabella (Pukatja) 21.5 20.5 in 2000 24.4
Andamooka 22.4 22.2 in 2001 24.5
Cleve Aerodrome 17.1 17.0 in 2001 19.1
Eudunda 16.0 15.8 in 2001 17.5
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 14.8 14.3 in 2001 16.6
Kyancutta 18.6 18.5 in 2001 19.8
Leigh Creek Airport 21.6 20.6 in 2001 23.6
Minnipa PIRSA 18.4 =18.4 in 2001 20.7
Murray Bridge 17.5 17.1 in 2001 18.7
Nullarbor 17.8 17.7 in 2001 19.4
Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome) 22.1 21.2 in 2001 24.3
Tarcoola Aero 21.1 =21.1 in 2001 23.6
Woomera Aerodrome 20.8 20.5 in 2001 22.7
Wudinna Aero 18.6 17.9 in 2001 20.6
Yongala 16.5 15.3 in 2001 17.6



Summary statistics for November 2021
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2021
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2021
Mean for
November
2021
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2021
Total for
November
2021
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2021
Fraction of
November
average
Eucla (district 11)
Eucla (Red Rocks Point) 22.5 -1.3 35.9 16th 13.6 -1.1 7.6 7th 34.4 21.2 high 162%
Northwest (district 16)
Andamooka 28.9 -3.0 37.0 18th 16.2 -0.9 9.8 15th 34.0 14.4 v high 236%
Coober Pedy Airport 28.8 -3.5 40.5 18th 16.0 -1.7 7.7 13th 63.0 15.1 highest 417%
Ernabella (Pukatja) 28.0 -3.8 37.0 19th 15.1 -1.9 7.6 13th 44.0 26.8 high 164%
Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome) 28.4 -3.8 38.0 18th 15.9 -0.6 8.8 13th 55.0 14.6 highest 377%
Tarcoola Aero 27.5 -4.3 37.5 18th 14.8 -0.7 7.7 15th 50.2 21.4 high 235%
Woomera Aerodrome 26.9 -3.1 36.2 30th 14.7 -0.8 7.9 13th 51.6 16.9 v high 305%
Far North (district 17)
Arkaroola 27.3 -3.0 34.6 18th     8.5 12th 115.3 18.2 v high 634%
Leigh Creek Airport 27.8 -3.1 34.9 2nd 15.4 -0.8 8.1 12th 61.8 18.6 v high 332%
Marree Aero 30.6 -3.2 37.9 18th 17.3 -0.5 10.0 12th 49.6 14.5 highest 342%
Moomba Airport 32.3 -2.0 41.8 20th 18.6 -0.9 11.2 13th 24.4 18.1 average 135%
Oodnadatta Airport 30.7 -3.2 40.8 19th 17.8 -0.9 10.9 12th 20.0 12.9 high 155%
Western Agricultural (district 18)
Ceduna AMO 24.1 -2.0 37.4 30th 13.0 +0.7 6.6 4th 87.0 19.3 highest 451%
Cleve 22.8 -2.1 35.1 30th 12.6 +0.3 7.6 16th 55.8 27.5 high 203%
Cleve Aerodrome 22.6 -3.3 35.8 30th 11.5 -0.8 6.2 16th 67.8 22.2 highest 305%
Coffin Bay (Point Avoid) 20.7   29.9 30th 12.7   9.4 4th 33.6
Cultana (Defence) 25.1   34.3 18th 13.4   7.6 13th 75.0
Cummins Aero 23.8 -2.8 34.9 30th 11.0 -0.1 3.5 8th 40.0 19.5 high 205%
Elliston 23.3 -0.4 34.7 17th 13.2 +0.1 7.9 16th 64.2 19.7 v high 326%
Kimba 24.6 -2.6 34.5 30th 12.0 0.0 6.0 13th 72.4 23.3 v high 311%
Kyancutta 25.7 -3.0 37.5 30th 11.6 +0.7 4.1 16th 80.5 21.8 v high 369%
Minnipa PIRSA 24.4 -4.3 35.8 30th 12.4 -0.2 7.6 8th 101.4 19.6 highest 517%
Neptune Island 18.5 -0.7 25.6 30th 13.6 0.0 10.6 12th 16.0 18.1 average 88%
North Shields (Port Lincoln AWS) 20.9 -2.3 35.8 30th 12.1 +0.1 6.5 8th 34.4 19.2 high 179%
Nullarbor 22.9 -3.3 38.9 17th 12.6 +0.1 6.1 15th 129.6 18.4 highest 704%
Port Augusta Aero 25.9 -4.5 36.3 18th 14.2 -1.2 7.8 14th 92.6 22.1 highest 419%
Streaky Bay 23.3 -2.4 36.5 30th 12.7 -0.6 6.3 16th 63.3 18.6 v high 340%
Whyalla Aero 23.9 -2.8 35.4 18th 13.4 -0.7 8.3 14th 107.8 23.9 highest 451%
Wudinna Aero 25.5 -4.0 36.2 30th 11.7 0.0 4.9 16th 90.6 19.5 highest 465%
Upper North (district 19)
Hawker 25.7 -3.7 33.2 2nd 12.9 -0.7 6.3 15th 61.4 22.7 v high 270%
Yongala 22.6 -3.2 31.1 30th 10.1 +0.8 4.2 8th 88.2 28.0 v high 315%
Northeast (district 20)
Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot) 26.0 -3.4 36.5 18th 12.2 +0.2 4.5 17th 66.8 29.9 v high 223%
Yunta Airstrip 24.3 -4.5 34.9 18th 11.8 -0.8 6.9 13th 63.6 28.5 highest 223%
Lower North (district 21)
Clare High School 22.4 -2.7 31.8 2nd 10.5 -0.2 3.1 8th 83.2 37.0 v high 225%
Port Pirie Aerodrome AWS 25.6   35.4 2nd 12.1   6.5 8th 81.8
Snowtown (Rayville Park) 25.5 -2.9 35.5 2nd 10.5 +0.2 4.0 1st 75.0 28.3 highest 265%
Yorke Peninsula (district 22A)
Edithburgh 21.7 -1.0 31.8 18th 13.5 +0.2 8.6 14th 15.4 17.5 average 88%
Kadina AWS 24.3 -3.3 34.5 30th 11.5 +0.2 5.6 8th 52.4 18.4 v high 285%
Minlaton Aero 24.2 -1.8 35.0 30th 11.8 -0.1 5.4 8th 19.6 20.6 average 95%
Stenhouse Bay 20.6 -1.5 36.0 30th 13.3 -0.4 10.0 14th 16.6 20.4 average 81%
Warooka 22.0 -1.6 32.0 30th 12.4 +0.3 6.6 13th 18.4 22.2 average 83%
Kangaroo Island (district 22B)
Cape Borda 18.6 -2.4 27.4 30th 11.2 -0.6 7.8 13th 17.2 26.0 average 66%
Cape Willoughby 18.6 -0.7 31.0 30th 13.1 0.0 8.3 14th 15.8 27.5 average 57%
Kingscote Aero 21.5 -1.7 33.2 30th 9.5 -0.1 3.4 1st 17.0 21.4 average 79%
Parndana CFS AWS 19.8 -2.6 31.1 30th 9.6 -0.1 5.3 9th 19.2 23.7 average 81%
Adelaide Plains (district 23A)
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) 23.4 -1.1 34.1 2nd 13.0 -0.2 8.7 13th 33.6 30.5 average 110%
Adelaide Airport 22.9 -1.1 33.7 2nd 13.1 +0.2 8.8 17th 29.0 24.4 average 119%
Edinburgh RAAF 24.1 -1.8 34.1 2nd 12.3 -0.6 6.9 4th 45.0 24.3 v high 185%
Parafield Airport 24.5 -1.0 34.7 30th 12.5 -0.3 6.9 13th 39.6 26.0 high 152%
Roseworthy AWS 25.0 -2.7 36.1 30th 10.7 0.0 4.4 4th 59.0 26.4 highest 223%
County Light (district 23B)
Nuriootpa PIRSA 22.3 -3.0 32.7 2nd 10.8 0.0 6.3 8th 61.4 32.0 v high 192%
Mount Lofty Ranges (district 23C)
Hindmarsh Island AWS 21.4 -2.1 34.2 30th 12.2 -1.0 8.3 11th 30.4 20.8 high 146%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 19.5 -2.4 30.6 30th 10.1 -1.1 6.0 11th 56.8 36.0 high 158%
Mount Barker 21.2 -1.5 31.4 30th 9.4 +0.4 5.2 9th 69.8 39.8 high 175%
Mount Crawford AWS 19.6 -2.9 30.1 30th 9.4 -1.3 4.6 11th 73.8 33.7 v high 219%
Mount Lofty 17.5 -0.5 27.6 30th 8.4 -0.9 3.5 11th 74.0 43.0 high 172%
Noarlunga 22.6 -2.3 34.0 30th 13.1 -0.9 9.7 14th 32.8 21.3 high 154%
Parawa (Second Valley Forest AWS) 17.8 -1.8 29.2 30th 10.2 -0.5 7.2 14th 49.4 40.9 average 121%
Victor Harbor (Encounter Bay) 20.9 -1.8 33.9 30th 11.0 -0.4 5.0 1st 36.8 29.6 high 124%
Upper Murray Valley (district 24A)
Loxton Research Centre 25.4 -2.4 35.0 18th 12.1 +0.8 7.0 8th 39.4 22.7 high 174%
Renmark Aero 25.8 -3.3 35.9 18th 12.8 +0.4 8.6 16th 44.4 21.8 v high 204%
Lower Murray Valley (district 24B)
Eudunda 22.0 -2.7 32.0 2nd 10.0 -0.4 5.8 11th 76.9 30.0 v high 256%
Meningie 22.6 -0.6 34.5 30th 10.8 -0.5 4.5 17th 60.6 27.5 v high 220%
Murray Bridge 24.1 -1.8 35.7 30th 10.9 -0.6 4.8 13th 40.9 25.2 high 162%
Murray Bridge (Pallamana Aerodrome) 24.1 -3.1 35.2 30th 10.4 -0.3 2.9 17th 43.0 22.1 high 195%
Strathalbyn Racecourse 22.2 -2.4 33.8 30th 10.8 -0.6 5.3 17th 28.0 25.9 average 108%
Upper Southeast (district 25B)
Keith 24.6 -0.5 35.0 30th 9.2 -0.9 4.4 21st 16.4 31.3 low 52%
Keith (Munkora) 25.1 -1.8 35.7 30th 7.8 -0.9 1.6 9th 10.4 28.4 low 37%
Lameroo (Austin Plains) 25.4 -2.2 35.5 18th 9.8 -0.6 4.1 17th 21.8 28.3 average 77%
Lower Southeast (district 26)
Cape Jaffa (The Limestone) 20.3 -1.2 31.8 30th 9.8 -1.1 4.2 11th 16.8 25.9 low 65%
Coonawarra 21.9 -0.8 33.6 30th 8.0 -0.9 2.3 11th 12.8 35.0 v low 37%
Mount Gambier Aero 20.9 +0.3 33.6 30th 7.8 -0.7 3.0 20th 20.4 46.1 low 44%
Naracoorte Aerodrome 23.1 -1.6 34.7 30th 7.6 -1.1 2.0 11th 11.8 33.1 lowest 36%
Padthaway South 22.9 -1.7 33.6 30th 8.1 -1.6 2.2 11th 24.6 29.7 average 83%
Robe 19.1 -0.5 27.5 30th 10.8 -0.7 6.6 17th 21.1 30.5 average 69%
Robe Airfield 20.1 -1.3 30.5 30th 9.4 -1.2 3.3 17th 22.8 32.2 average 71%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists the main features of the weather in South Australia 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.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 7 am on Friday 3 December 2021. 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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