Tasmania in June 2014: A warm month overall with a chilly finish

The warm start to the year continued into June, resulting in very much above average temperatures for the month across Tasmania. It was especially warm about the north of the State, with several sites reporting record high mean daily maximum, minimum or mean temperatures for the month. The 2nd and 3rd were particularly warm; Marrawah, Burnie, Wynyard and Scottsdale reported their warmest June day on record. There were a couple of cooler spells during the month, but winter finally settled in at the end of the month as a cool southerly change saw temperatures drop below average across the State.

June rainfall was near or slightly below average over much of Tasmania, with the southern half of the State reporting below average rainfall for the month. A couple of fronts crossed during the start of the month with moderate falls reported, especially in the northeast. The middle of June, however, saw little rainfall as a ridge of high pressure lay over the State. It wasn't until the final week of the month that a series of fronts and troughs again crossed Tasmania, and this was enough to lift the totals nearer to the June average.

  • Record warm temperatures about the north
  • Very much above average temperatures across Tasmania
  • A cool end to the month
  • Near to below average rainfall

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Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 19.6 C at Wynyard Airport on the 3rd
Warmest days on average 15.7 C at Larapuna (Eddystone Point)
Coolest days on average 5.3 C at Mount Wellington
Coldest day 0.0 C at Mount Wellington on the 29th
Coldest night -8.7 C at Liawenee on the 9th
Coolest nights on average 0.1 C at Liawenee
Warmest nights on average 10.7 C at Hogan Island
Warmest night 15.2 C at Swan Island on the 2nd
Warmest on average overall 12.7 C at Hogan Island
Coolest on average overall 3.1 C at Mount Wellington
Wettest overall 207.6 mm at Queenstown (South Queenstown)
Driest overall 16.0 mm at Campania (Kincora)
Wettest day 46.0 mm at Deal Island on the 17th
Highest wind gust 148 km/h at Hogan Island on the 26th

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile 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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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
Deal Island 152.4 183.8 in 1956* 57 78.8
St Marys (Cullenswood) 120.0 185.7 in 1978* 32 85.0

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




Record highest June temperature

Highest temperature
in June 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Burnie (Round Hill) 18.9 on the 3rd 18.8 on the 1st in 1999 50 13.5
Marrawah 18.6 on the 2nd 18.2 on the 3rd in 1974 43 12.8
Scottsdale (West Minstone Road) 18.2 on the 3rd 18.1 on the 17th in 2003 35 12.6
Wynyard Airport 19.6 on the 3rd 17.6 on the 1st in 1999 27 13.4



Record highest June mean daily maximum temperature

Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Cape Sorell 14.0 13.9 in 1926 73 12.2
Burnie (Round Hill) 14.9 14.8 in 1988 65 13.5
Larapuna (Eddystone Point) 15.7 15.4 in 2008 55 13.8
Marrawah 14.1 14.0 in 1991 42 12.8
Wynyard Airport 14.5 = 14.5 in 2008 26 13.4
Devonport Airport 14.7 14.4 in 2008 21 13.4

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
Scottsdale (West Minstone Road) 13.7 13.8 in 1988 26 12.6
Cape Bruny Lighthouse 13.1 13.3 in 1988* 25 11.6
Macquarie Island 5.9 6.0 in 1989* 24 5.0
Geeveston (Cemetery Road) 13.2 13.7 in 1991* 22 12.3

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




Record highest June daily minimum temperature

Highest daily minimum
temperature
in June 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Larapuna (Eddystone Point) 15.1 on the 2nd 15.0 on the 5th in 1974 56 8.0
Wynyard Airport 13.8 on the 2nd 13.7 on the 11th in 2005 27 4.1
Cape Grim BAPS (Comparison) 13.2 on the 2nd 13.0 on the 1st in 2003 20 8.7



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
Burnie (Round Hill) 8.7 = 8.7 in 2008 65 6.7

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
Larapuna (Eddystone Point) 9.3 9.4 in 1988* 25 8.0
Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse 9.0 9.1 in 1988* 25 7.2

* 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
Burnie (Round Hill) 11.8 = 11.8 in 1988 65 10.1
Larapuna (Eddystone Point) 12.5 12.4 in 1988 55 10.9

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
Marrawah 11.4 11.6 in 1991* 22 10.1

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




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
Northern (district 91)
Bridport (Sea View Villas) 15.3 +1.3 18.9 4th 6.0 -0.2 0.5 30th 69.3 82.9 average 84%
Burnie (Round Hill) 14.9 +1.4 18.9 3rd 8.7 +2.0 4.8 30th 77.6 101.7 average 76%
Burnie NTC AWS 14.3 18.1 3rd 9.2 5.2 30th



Cape Grim 14.0 16.9 2nd 9.7 4.8 9th 89.6


Cape Grim BAPS (Comparison) 14.2 +1.2 16.7 2nd 9.7 +1.0 5.3 9th 84.4 82.0 average 103%
Cressy Research Station 12.9 +0.6 17.0 2nd 1.9 +0.2 -3.9 9th 55.0 60.4 average 91%
Devonport Airport 14.7 +1.3 18.2 2nd 5.9 +0.9 -0.2 8th 42.2 76.7 low 55%
Launceston (Ti Tree Bend) 14.1 +1.1 17.8 1st 3.2 +0.4 -1.1 9th 62.0 67.4 average 92%
Launceston Airport 13.1 16.7 1st 3.0 -2.4 9th 50.4 54.3 average 93%
Low Head 14.4 +0.9 17.5 1st 7.9 +0.5 4.6 16th 40.4 68.7 low 59%
Luncheon Hill (Forestry) 11.9 +0.8 18.1 3rd 6.7 +1.1 2.4 30th 149.0 143.8 average 104%
Marrawah 14.1 +1.3 18.6 2nd 8.7 +1.3 4.3 9th 110.8 120.1 average 92%
Scottsdale (West Minstone Road) 13.7 +1.1 18.2 3rd 5.3 +1.1 -2.0 30th 84.6 101.6 average 83%
Sheffield School Farm 12.0 +0.4 16.8 3rd 4.5 +0.6 0.0 9th 105.6 104.7 average 101%
Smithton Aerodrome 14.7 +1.1 18.3 2nd 6.4 +1.5 0.7 30th 85.8 88.9 average 97%
Wynyard Airport 14.5 +1.1 19.6 3rd 5.5 +1.4 -1.1 30th 82.8 107.4 average 77%
East Coast (district 92)
Bicheno (Council Depot) 15.5 +1.0 18.4 4th 8.1 +1.5 4.6 30th 36.9 60.4 average 61%
Fingal (Legge Street) 13.4 +0.7 16.7 1st 1.3 +0.2 -3.1 30th 54.8 64.6 average 85%
Friendly Beaches 14.8 +0.8 17.9 1st 6.6 +0.2 2.1 30th 27.2 40.1 average 68%
Lake Leake (Elizabeth River) 10.3 +1.3 13.4 1st 1.1 +0.5 -2.7 6th 55.4 85.9 average 64%
Larapuna (Eddystone Point) 15.7 +1.9 18.8 1st 9.3 +1.3 2.6 30th 52.8 74.0 average 71%
Maria Island (Point Lesueur) 13.9 16.4 18th 9.1 5.9 9th 25.8 43.7 low 59%
Orford (Aubin Court) 13.7 +0.4 16.6 18th 5.1 +1.0 1.0 10th 38.5 52.8 average 73%
Spring Bay NTC AWS 14.4 17.0 2nd 7.5 3.9 10th



St Helens Aerodrome 15.2 +1.3 18.8 1st 6.4 +1.0 1.5 30th 44.6 59.8 low 75%
Swan Island 15.2 +1.2 17.1 22nd 10.0 +0.9 5.0 30th 74.6 58.6 high 127%
Swansea (Francis Street) 14.7 17.3 11th 5.0 1.5 29th 45.0


Midlands (district 93)
Ross (The Boulevards) 12.3 +0.6 16.3 2nd 1.8 +0.1 -3.1 16th 31.2 39.3 average 79%
Southeast (district 94)
Bull Bay (Lauriston) 13.4 +0.8 16.5 27th 6.8 +0.8 2.6 9th 27.8 46.8 low 59%
Campania (Kincora) 13.7 +0.1 17.1 21st 4.2 +0.5 -1.7 9th 16.0 39.2 low 41%
Cape Bruny (Cape Bruny) 13.1 +0.7 16.1 2nd 8.0 +0.8 4.0 9th 39.2 72.6 low 54%
Cape Bruny Lighthouse 13.1 +1.5 16.2 2nd 7.8 +1.1 4.2 9th 40.0 89.8 v low 45%
Dennes Point 13.3 16.5 27th 7.3 3.3 9th 24.0


Dover 13.5 +1.0 17.8 2nd 4.0 +0.2 -0.4 9th 50.4 78.2 average 64%
Dunalley (Stroud Point) 13.4 16.8 23rd 7.4 2.6 9th 33.4


Geeveston (Cemetery Road) 13.2 +0.9 15.9 23rd 2.9 +0.6 -1.6 9th 48.0 71.8 average 67%
Grove (Research Station) 13.1 +0.7 17.0 22nd 3.0 +1.2 -2.2 10th 37.8 56.4 average 67%
Hobart (Ellerslie Road) 13.3 +1.3 17.4 27th 6.4 +1.2 1.2 9th 20.6 53.9 low 38%
Hobart Airport 13.7 +0.8 17.0 27th 5.6 +1.0 0.5 9th 23.4 32.4 average 72%
Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse 12.6 +1.2 16.3 22nd 9.0 +1.8 5.2 30th 68.4 117.7 low 58%
Melton Mowbray (North Stockman) 11.9 0.0 15.5 27th 2.5 +0.4 -4.9 9th 23.6 33.9 average 70%
Mount Wellington 5.3 +1.7 10.6 10th 0.9 +1.7 -3.6 30th



Tasman Island 12.2 +0.9 15.3 16th 8.5 +1.3 4.5 30th 42.8 69.1 low 62%
Tunnack Fire Station 10.4 +0.5 14.6 2nd 2.4 +0.2 -3.7 9th 30.2 62.8 average 48%
Derwent Valley (district 95)
Bushy Park (Bushy Park Estates) 12.2 +0.9 17.3 27th 2.9 +0.8 -2.4 9th 22.2 48.0 low 46%
Maydena Post Office 11.0 +0.2 16.2 22nd 3.5 +1.0 -0.9 10th 56.0 95.4 low 59%
Ouse Fire Station 12.0 +0.1 16.9 27th 1.8 +0.5 -3.9 9th 34.8 41.7 average 83%
Central Plateau (district 96)
Butlers Gorge 9.5 +1.8 13.8 3rd 0.7 +0.5 -3.3 10th 106.8 151.5 average 70%
Lake St Clair National Park 8.8 +1.1 13.4 1st 0.6 +0.4 -3.9 9th 139.2 168.4 average 83%
Liawenee 7.6 +1.2 12.5 10th 0.1 +1.2 -8.7 9th 115.0 107.2 average 107%
West Coast (district 97)
Cape Sorell 14.0 +1.8 17.0 21st 9.0 +1.4 5.3 9th 123.8 140.2 average 88%
Hartz Mountain (Keoghs Pimple) 7.8 +0.8 13.4 1st 3.2 +1.0 -0.8 30th 72.4 95.9 average 75%
Low Rocky Point 13.6 17.5 21st 8.2 3.9 9th 136.2 127.6 average 107%
Mount Read 5.4 +0.8 11.1 3rd 2.0 +1.1 -2.0 30th



Scotts Peak Dam 10.4 +0.7 15.5 3rd 4.4 +0.5 0.9 9th 75.0 175.6 v low 43%
Strahan Aerodrome 13.4 +0.8 17.8 3rd 6.1 +0.6 1.2 15th 154.0 152.2 average 101%
Warra 10.3 13.7 22nd 3.8 -2.0 9th 90.6


King Island (district 98)
King Island Airport 14.7 +0.8 17.7 2nd 9.6 +1.5 4.0 9th 109.2 97.8 average 112%
Flinders Island (district 99)
Flinders Island Airport 15.6 +1.5 19.1 1st 8.2 +1.2 3.3 6th 59.4 70.8 average 84%
Hogan Island 14.8 16.6 1st 10.7 6.4 24th 86.6 65.6 high 132%
Antarctica and Macquarie Island (district 300)
Macquarie Island 5.9 +0.9 7.1 3rd 2.8 +1.3 -1.0 19th 79.6 76.3 average 104%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Tasmania 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 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.

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