Friday, 1 August 2014 - Monthly Climate Summary for South Australia - Product code IDCKGC13R0
Both maximum (+0.8 °C) and minimum (+0.4 °C) temperatures were above average for South Australia during July, with cooler days and warmer than average nights across southern parts of the State. Minimum temperatures were cooler across the northeast parts of the state, associated with below average rainfall and generally warmer days for pastoral districts. Rainfall was below average across the state as a whole, though tended average to above average for some southern agricultural districts.
Vigorous cold fronts delivered the heaviest rainfall to most parts of the state between the 8th and 11th, the 17th and 18th and again on the 24th. The cold fronts were also associated with very strong winds and isolated thunderstorms, particularly across southern parts of the state. Wind gusts reached 117 km/h at Port Lincoln on the 8th. A fast moving front crossed the central and eastern parts of the state on the 17th, with an associated rainband and thunderstorms producing small hail and isolated showers. Another strong cold front to the south of the Great Australian Bight produced isolated squally showers and strong wind gusts for southern districts on the 31st.
|Extremes in July 2014|
27.5 °C at Oodnadatta Airport on the 28th|
27.5 °C at Oodnadatta Airport on the 31st
|Warmest days on average||20.9 °C at Oodnadatta Airport|
|Coolest days on average||9.1 °C at Mount Lofty|
|Coldest day||5.7 °C at Mount Lofty on the 9th|
|Coldest night||-5.2 °C at Yunta Airstrip on the 13th|
|Coolest nights on average||2.7 °C at Arkaroola|
|Warmest nights on average||11.7 °C at Neptune Island|
|Warmest night||16.0 °C at Oodnadatta Airport on the 23rd|
|Warmest on average overall||13.4 °C at Neptune Island|
|Coolest on average overall||7.1 °C at Mount Lofty|
|Wettest overall||261.4 mm at Uraidla|
0 mm at Moomba Airport|
0 mm at Spicer Flat
|Wettest day||48.0 mm at Uraidla on the 9th|
|Highest wind gust||117 km/h at North Shields (Port Lincoln AWS) on the 8th|
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|Record highest July daily rainfall|
Highest daily rainfall
in July 2014 (mm)
|Cummins||37.6||on the 9th||36.6||on the 17th in 1958||101|
|Highest total July rainfall for at least 20 years|
for July 2014 (mm)
Most recent July
at least this wet
* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.
|Record lowest total July rainfall|
for July 2014 (mm)
|Blanchetown Lock 1||4.4||4.5||in 1997||47||27.7|
|Moomba Airport||0.0||= 0.0||in 2013||20||15.9|
|Lowest total July rainfall for at least 20 years|
for July 2014 (mm)
Most recent July
at least this dry
|Wirrabara Forest||11.6||9.9||in 1924*||89||85.9|
|Blinman (Moolooloo)||1.4||0.4||in 1982||32||31.7|
* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.
|Summary statistics for July 2014|
|Northwest (district 16)|
|Coober Pedy Airport||19.0||25.3||28th||5.6||1.8||10th||3.0||5.1||average||59%|
|Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome)||19.2||26.1||31st||4.0||-1.1||2nd||0.4|
|Far North (district 17)|
|Leigh Creek Airport||17.7||+1.1||24.6||31st||4.3||-0.4||0.8||7th||0.6||16.8||v low||4%|
|Western Agricultural (district 18)|
|North Shields (Port Lincoln AWS)||15.8||-0.3||19.2||27th||7.9||+0.4||4.6||22nd||56.8||57.3||average||99%|
|Port Augusta Aero||18.1||23.7||28th||3.7||-0.5||22nd||8.2|
|Upper North (district 19)|
|Northeast (district 20)|
|Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot)||17.2||22.7||28th||3.5||-3.9||13th||11.1|
|Lower North (district 21)|
|Clare High School||12.8||16.7||22nd||5.2||-0.2||19th||77.2||67.4||average||115%|
|Port Pirie Aerodrome||16.6||21.5||28th||6.2||0.4||18th|
|Snowtown (Rayville Park)||14.8||18.2||31st||4.8||-0.8||13th||48.8|
|Yorke Peninsula (district 22A)|
|Kangaroo Island (district 22B)|
|Parndana Cfs AWS||13.7||16.0||1st||7.2||4.0||13th||99.4|
|Adelaide Plains (district 23A)|
|Adelaide (Kent Town)||15.3||0.0||19.0||22nd||8.2||+0.7||2.3||18th||99.6||75.9||high||131%|
|County Light (district 23B)|
|Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre)||14.6||-0.1||18.2||8th||6.3||+0.8||0.0||18th||90.3||59.3||high||152%|
|Mount Lofty Ranges (district 23C)|
|Hindmarsh Island AWS||15.1||18.4||8th||8.6||4.8||20th||54.2|
|Kuitpo Forest Reserve||12.2||16.7||22nd||7.1||4.3||14th||129.4|
|Mount Barker||13.4||+0.5||17.3||22nd||6.0||+1.5||1.8||22nd||166.2||107.0||v high||155%|
|Mount Crawford (Mt Crawford AWS)||10.6||14.4||22nd||5.9||2.1||13th||157.6||96.8||high||163%|
|Parawa (Second Valley Forest AWS)||11.8||14.8||22nd||7.4||4.3||14th||139.0||126.5||average||110%|
|Victor Harbor (Encounter Bay)||15.5||18.0||8th||7.5||2.2||7th||91.8|
|Upper Murray Valley (district 24A)|
|Loxton Research Centre||16.1||+0.3||21.3||31st||4.4||+0.6||-2.8||13th||10.0||27.7||low||36%|
|Lower Murray Valley (district 24B)|
|Murray Bridge (Pallamana Aerodrome)||14.9||18.0||30th||5.1||-0.6||22nd||42.2|
|Murray Mallee (district 25A)|
|Upper Southeast (district 25B)|
|Lameroo (Austin Plains)||14.2||17.8||31st||4.6||0.1||13th||25.2|
|Lower Southeast (district 26)|
|Cape Jaffa (The Limestone)||14.1||+0.1||16.5||30th||8.1||+0.6||2.8||22nd||70.0||80.5||average||87%|
|Mount Gambier Aero||13.4||+0.2||16.8||28th||6.1||+0.9||0.9||23rd||81.6||99.5||average||82%|
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 Friday 1 August 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
(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.