South Australia in June 2014: mild start to winter, with wet conditions across the south

Rainfall was below average across most of South Australia during June, though tending above average across southern parts of the Agricultural districts. Several fronts, troughs and low pressure systems crossed southern parts of the State during the latter half of June, bringing rainfall to southern parts. Notably, a deep low pressure system tracked south of the State on the 24th, and another on the 28th, both producing significant rainfall and strong, gusty winds. Several sites reported record high rainfall for June, with the wettest location at Uraidla in the Adelaide Hills which had a total 222.0 mm for the month. Overall, rainfall totals were above average over southern agricultural parts of South Australia, with below average to very much below average totals reported across Pastoral districts of the State. Averaged across the State, rain was 27% below normal.

Warm conditions continued into June and despite a few cooler days, overall temperatures were generally above average for the month across the State. A few sites reported their warmest mean June temperatures since at least 1991. The twelve months to the end of June 2014 has been South Australia's warmest such period on record for mean temperatures.

  • Statewide maximum 0.6 °C, warmest June since 2007
  • Statewide minimum 0.8 °C
  • Rainfall below average; 27% below across the state as a whole

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Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 27.6 °C at Marla Police Station on the 22nd
Warmest days on average 20.9 °C at Marree Comparison
Coolest days on average 10.8 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 6.7 °C at Mount Lofty on the 28th
Coldest night -2.0 °C at Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot) on the 10th
Coolest nights on average 4.7 °C at Ernabella (Pukatja)
4.7 °C at Marla Police Station
Warmest nights on average 13.1 °C at Neptune Island
Warmest night 15.3 °C at Neptune Island on the 17th
Warmest on average overall 14.8 °C at Neptune Island
Coolest on average overall 8.7 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 222.0 mm at Uraidla
Driest overall 0 mm at Ernabella (Pukatja)
0 mm at Marree Comparison
0 mm at Oodnadatta Airport
0 mm at Willochra Plain (Gum Glen)
Wettest day 55.6 mm at Port Lincoln (White Flat) on the 13th
Highest wind gust 124 km/h at Neptune Island on the 22nd

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile rank
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 June daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in June 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for June
Years of
record
Coffin Bay 54.4 on the 13th 38.0 on the 5th in 1992 26
North Shields (Port Lincoln AWS) 45.8 on the 13th 31.6 on the 18th in 2005 21



Record highest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Clare High School 147.2 120.2 in 2013 21 69.6

Highest total June rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for June 2014 (mm)
Most recent June
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
June
Ungarra 116.0 141.1 in 1956* 52 54.8
Minlaton 108.4 158.0 in 1978 36 61.7
Booborowie 100.0 101.4 in 1991 23 48.9
Yardea 54.2 126.0 in 1991 23 33.5
Blyth 101.2 119.6 in 1991* 21 52.2
Balaklava 105.5 109.4 in 1991* 20 45.7

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




Record lowest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2014 (mm)
Previous driest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Marree Comparison 0.0 = 0.0 in 2011 129 13.6
Oodnadatta Airport 0.0 = 0.0 in 2010 67 11.5

Lowest total June rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for June 2014 (mm)
Most recent June
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
June
Wrattonbully (Joeville) 11.0 10.4 in 1967 47 70.4
Paruna 7.4 3.8 in 1984* 29 28.6
Blanchetown Lock 1 8.0 5.0 in 1986 28 27.2
Koonamore 2.2 0.0 in 1985* 27 20.2

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




Highest June mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Most recent June
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
June
Robe Comparison 15.4 15.8 in 1991* 22 14.3

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




Record highest June mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Cape Jaffa (The Limestone) 9.5 9.3 in 2008 21 8.0
Edithburgh 10.1 9.8 in 2008 20 8.9

Highest June mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Most recent June
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
June
Coonawarra 7.3 7.6 in 1991 23 5.4
Loxton Research Centre 6.4 8.4 in 1991 23 4.7
Lameroo Comparison 7.2 8.6 in 1991* 22 5.1
Mount Barker 7.3 8.7 in 1991* 22 5.2

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




Record highest June mean temperature
Mean daily
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Cape Jaffa (The Limestone) 12.5 12.3 in 2008 21 11.3
Edithburgh 13.4 13.3 in 2008 20 12.4

Highest June mean temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Most recent June
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
June
Loxton Research Centre 11.6 13.1 in 1991 23 10.5



Summary statistics for June 2014
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2014
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2014
Total for
June
2014
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2014
Fraction of
June
average
Northwest (district 16)
Andamooka 19.1 +0.5 22.1 12th 8.1 +1.2 5.0 9th 1.6 15.7 low 10%
Coober Pedy Airport 18.8   25.0 22nd 7.3   2.9 30th 0.2 12.2 low 2%
Ernabella (Pukatja) 17.8   25.7 22nd 4.7   -1.5 11th 0
Marla Police Station 19.4 -0.3 27.6 22nd 4.7 -0.7 1.2 18th 0.4 13.6 low 3%
Mount Ive 17.7   20.0 5th 5.7   1.0 27th 25.1 29.1 average 86%
Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome) 19.4   22.1 27th 5.9   -0.4 26th 2.6
Tarcoola Aero 19.4   26.0 22nd 5.8   0.3 26th 4.2
Woomera Aerodrome 18.3 +0.9 21.6 27th 7.3 +0.6 3.9 30th 4.2 15.8 low 27%
Far North (district 17)
Arkaroola 17.3 +0.5 20.1 21st 6.1 +1.7 0.7 27th 6.6 14.9 average 44%
Leigh Creek Airport 17.5 +0.5 20.8 11th 6.2 +0.8 1.3 26th 1.6 16.6 low 10%
Marree Aero 20.1   22.7 12th 6.2   2.0 26th 0.2
Marree Comparison 20.9 +1.3 24.0 11th 8.3 +2.4 4.1 26th 0 13.6 lowest 0%
Moomba Airport 20.3   25.2 11th 7.2   2.5 27th 2.0
Oodnadatta Airport 20.4 +0.5 25.3 27th 6.7 +0.2 2.8 26th 0 11.5 lowest 0%
Western Agricultural (district 18)
Ceduna AMO 18.2 0.0 20.9 19th 7.8 +1.3 3.6 7th 62.0 35.7 high 174%
Cleve 16.6 +0.6 18.5 4th 9.0 +1.0 6.5 6th 61.6 47.4 high 130%
Cleve Aerodrome 16.7   18.6 4th 9.2   6.3 9th 58.0 43.8 high 132%
Cummins Aero 16.4   18.7 3rd 7.7   4.4 8th 98.2
Elliston 17.4 +0.3 19.5 19th 9.8 +1.3 5.8 9th 82.0 73.1 average 112%
Kimba 16.2 +0.2 18.8 4th 6.5 +0.6 3.5 18th 57.2 40.4 high 142%
Kyancutta 18.0 +0.2 20.4 4th 6.9 +1.6 1.6 7th 43.7 38.8 average 113%
Minnipa Pirsa 16.5   18.9 19th 7.7   5.3 30th 61.4
Neptune Island 16.5 +0.5 18.1 8th 13.1 +0.8 8.6 23rd 89.4 68.4 high 131%
North Shields (Port Lincoln AWS) 17.0 +0.2 19.8 3rd 9.1 +0.5 5.8 10th 96.2 63.4 v high 152%
Nullarbor 18.5 -0.3 23.6 26th 6.9 +0.6 3.6 17th 32.0 30.2 average 106%
Port Augusta Aero 17.8   20.4 27th 6.4   1.4 20th 17.2
Streaky Bay 18.0 +0.8 20.7 5th 10.3 +1.3 6.7 7th 65.7 62.4 average 105%
Whyalla Aero 17.7 +0.5 20.4 27th 6.9 +0.8 2.2 18th 19.0 27.4 average 69%
Wudinna Aero 17.2   19.7 4th 7.2   2.1 7th 53.0
Upper North (district 19)
Hawker 15.5 -0.9 18.5 5th 5.6 +1.2 0.5 22nd 16.0 38.1 average 42%
Yongala 13.4 -0.2 16.4 5th 4.8 +2.0 -0.1 23rd 34.2 39.6 average 86%
Northeast (district 20)
Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot) 17.2   20.5 12th 5.7   -2.0 10th 17.9
Yunta Airstrip 15.6   18.9 12th 4.8   -1.2 10th 6.8
Lower North (district 21)
Clare High School 13.5   16.6 10th 6.6   2.3 22nd 147.2 69.6 highest 211%
Port Pirie Aerodrome 17.3   20.2 4th 8.0   2.9 22nd 26.0
Snowtown (Rayville Park) 16.4   19.5 4th 7.0   2.8 18th 83.2
Yorke Peninsula (district 22A)
Edithburgh 16.6 +0.8 19.6 19th 10.1 +1.2 6.4 22nd 98.6 60.2 v high 164%
Kadina AWS 16.6   18.7 2nd 7.5   2.9 18th 45.2
Maitland 15.9 +0.5 19.0 2nd 9.0 +1.1 6.5 6th 100.9 69.7 high 145%
Minlaton Aero 16.3   19.4 2nd 8.8   5.2 30th 61.2
Stenhouse Bay 16.7   19.0 3rd 11.3   7.7 22nd 79.8
Warooka 16.5 +0.6 19.0 7th 9.7 +1.2 6.4 29th 75.2 65.4 average 115%
Kangaroo Island (district 22B)
Cape Borda 15.7   17.9 2nd 10.6   6.1 28th 115.4
Cape Willoughby 15.8 +0.9 18.4 3rd 11.8 +1.0 6.2 24th 75.4 75.2 average 100%
Kingscote Aero 16.7   19.1 3rd 8.3   4.2 22nd 70.4 67.2 average 105%
Parndana Cfs AWS 15.1   17.3 8th 8.5   5.7 30th 110.6
Adelaide Plains (district 23A)
Adelaide (Kent Town) 16.4 +0.3 19.3 7th 9.3 +1.2 5.0 18th 104.2 79.3 high 131%
Adelaide Airport 16.5 +0.6 19.3 7th 8.9 +1.3 4.7 18th 67.2 56.8 average 118%
Edinburgh RAAF 16.3 +0.4 18.7 4th 7.8 +1.0 3.2 10th 67.8 55.0 average 123%
Parafield Airport 16.5 +0.7 19.5 7th 7.7 +0.6 2.2 10th 60.8 54.6 average 111%
Roseworthy AWS 16.2   19.4 10th 7.8   3.2 10th 50.6
County Light (district 23B)
Nuriootpa Viticultural 14.1   17.2 4th 6.5   2.5 30th 96.4
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 15.5 -0.1 18.3 5th 6.7 +0.5 1.4 6th 82.7 56.9 high 145%
Mount Lofty Ranges (district 23C)
Hindmarsh Island AWS 16.3   18.7 3rd 10.0   6.6 10th 56.4
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 13.2   17.4 10th 8.2   5.2 24th 103.4
Mount Barker 14.5 +0.8 17.6 3rd 7.3 +2.1 3.0 6th 144.6 100.5 high 144%
Mount Crawford (Mt Crawford AWS) 11.8   15.1 2nd 7.0   3.1 24th 144.8 87.6 high 165%
Mount Lofty 10.8   13.9 10th 6.4   2.9 24th 176.0
Noarlunga 16.0   18.9 7th 10.3   6.6 10th 47.2
Parawa (Second Valley Forest AWS) 13.2   14.8 10th 8.6   5.5 24th 137.4 126.8 average 108%
Victor Harbor (Encounter Bay) 16.6   19.5 10th 9.0   3.0 10th 85.2
Upper Murray Valley (district 24A)
Loxton Research Centre 16.8 +0.5 19.6 4th 6.4 +1.7 0.0 10th 21.4 25.9 average 83%
Renmark Aero 17.3   20.0 4th 5.7   -1.6 10th 9.4
Lower Murray Valley (district 24B)
Eudunda 13.7 0.0 17.0 4th 6.8 +1.1 3.5 10th 85.4 52.4 high 163%
Meningie 16.0 +0.4 18.5 4th 8.4 +1.4 3.8 9th 112.0 62.5 v high 179%
Murray Bridge (Pallamana Aerodrome) 16.2   19.7 4th 7.5   1.2 10th 68.4
Murray Bridge Comparison 16.9 +0.2 21.8 4th 8.0 +2.0 2.9 10th 57.3 38.6 high 148%
Strathalbyn Racecourse 16.0   18.0 22nd 9.1   3.7 10th 65.6
Murray Mallee (district 25A)
Karoonda 16.0   19.6 27th 6.3   1.9 9th 29.4 35.4 average 83%
Upper Southeast (district 25B)
Keith 15.8 +0.3 18.5 3rd 7.2 +1.3 1.8 9th 73.2 53.1 high 138%
Keith (Munkora) 16.0   19.0 10th 6.6   0.1 9th 70.8
Lameroo (Austin Plains) 15.2   18.1 4th 6.2   2.3 9th 63.8
Lameroo Comparison 16.2 +0.6 19.5 4th 7.2 +2.1 2.6 10th 46.6 40.6 average 115%
Lower Southeast (district 26)
Cape Jaffa (The Limestone) 15.5 +0.8 17.7 3rd 9.5 +1.5 4.5 10th 69.2 69.3 average 100%
Coonawarra 14.9 +0.4 17.7 3rd 7.3 +1.9 0.0 9th 72.2 75.5 average 96%
Mount Gambier Aero 14.4 +0.6 17.5 3rd 7.6 +1.9 1.1 9th 136.4 84.3 high 162%
Naracoorte Aerodrome 15.3   18.1 10th 7.2   -1.0 9th 85.6
Padthaway South 14.9   17.2 7th 7.6   1.4 6th 81.4
Robe Airfield 16.0   18.2 3rd 8.5   -0.1 9th 94.6
Robe Comparison 15.4 +1.1 17.7 3rd 10.2 +1.4 4.5 9th 86.5 95.3 average 91%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list 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. 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.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Tuesday 1 July 2014. 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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