Tasmania in June 2016: record rain in the north, temperatures above average

June was wet for most of Tasmania, with the north experiencing record rainfall and major flooding early in the month. Temperatures were above the June average, with nights especially mild in the first week of the month.

Record rain in the north

Overnight temperatures well above average

  • Overnight temperatures were very warm during the period of heavy rain early in the month, with almost every site in the eastern half of the State having its warmest June night on record and Flinders Island Airport's 15.9 °C setting a new record high June minimum temperature for Tasmania
  • The State mean minimum temperature was 1.57 °C above average, the fifth-warmest on record and the warmest since 2003
  • Daytime temperatures were above the June average across the State, with Tasmania's mean maximum temperature 0.43°C above average
  • The State mean temperature was 1.00 °C above average, the tenth-warmest on record and over a degree warmer than the generally cool June last year

Some winter cold

  • There were some very cold nights inland, with Liawenee dipping to -9.0 °C on the morning of the 1st
  • Cold outbreaks on the 11th and again on the 24th saw snow settle below 400 metres in southern, central and western districts

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Extremes in June 2016
Hottest day 19.6 °C at Strahan Aerodrome on the 5th
Warmest days on average 15.0 °C at Bicheno (Council Depot)
Coolest days on average 4.8 °C at Kunanyi (Mount Wellington Pinnacle)
Coldest day -1.6 °C at Kunanyi (Mount Wellington Pinnacle) on the 24th
Coldest night -9.0 °C at Liawenee on the 1st
Coolest nights on average -0.5 °C at Liawenee
Warmest nights on average 10.3 °C at Swan Island
Warmest night 15.9 °C at Flinders Island Airport on the 5th
Warmest on average overall 12.2 °C at Flinders Island Airport
12.2 °C at Swan Island
Coolest on average overall 2.5 °C at Kunanyi (Mount Wellington Pinnacle)
Wettest overall 534.8 mm at Mount Victoria (Una Plain)
Driest overall 71.4 mm at Bushy Park (Bushy Park Estates)
Wettest day 248.0 mm at Loongana (Serendipity) on the 6th
248.0 mm at Yolla (Sea View) on the 6th
Strongest wind gust 139 km/h at Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse on the 10th
139 km/h at Kunanyi (Mount Wellington Pinnacle) on the 14th

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
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Frankford (Rossville) 143.0 on the 6th 77.0 on the 19th in 1904 117
Ormley 65.0 on the 6th 64.5 on the 5th in 1923 116
Yolla (Sea View) 248.0 on the 6th 92.7 on the 20th in 1945 110
Northdown (Hamley) 97.8 on the 6th 56.1 on the 29th in 1910 108
Oatlands Post Office 77.4 on the 6th 54.0 on the 2nd in 1981 108
St Patricks River (Targa Farm) 143.4 on the 6th 85.1 on the 4th in 1929 107
Ulverstone (Knights Road) 113.4 on the 6th 83.6 on the 18th in 1955 107
Ringarooma (Main Street) 118.0 on the 6th 85.1 on the 17th in 1962 106
Latrobe (Coal Hill Road) 104.0 on the 6th 89.4 on the 13th in 1889 105
Connorville (Lake River) 82.0 on the 6th 46.4 on the 14th in 1988 93
Miena Dam 73.6 on the 6th 53.8 on the 5th in 1923 93
Selbourne (Kirnbrae) 105.0 on the 6th 70.1 on the 4th in 1929 90
Hillwood (Hillwoodville) 91.0 on the 6th 45.0 on the 8th in 1995 86
Renison Bell 115.4 on the 6th 73.2 on the 16th in 1935 86
Hampshire (Neena Road) 174.6 on the 6th 99.3 on the 4th in 1929 79
Windermere (Acacia House) 82.6 on the 6th 50.5 on the 19th in 1931 76
Flinders Island Airport 77.2 on the 6th 73.7 on the 17th in 1952 75
Burnie (Round Hill) 82.4 on the 6th 54.0 on the 8th in 1995 72
Dunorlan (Sharmans Road) 124.2 on the 6th 63.5 on the 21st in 1945 64
Lorinna 243.4 on the 6th 63.5 on the 16th in 1961 60
Waterhouse(Barooga) 78.0 on the 6th 39.0 on the 4th in 1988 56
Pyengana (Forest Lodge Road) 211.0 on the 6th 71.0 on the 17th in 2010 55
Whitemark Post Office 104.2 on the 6th 37.6 on the 7th in 2009 55
Devonport Airport 88.0 on the 6th 50.6 on the 11th in 1988 54
Memana (Babel Farm) 55.2 on the 21st 46.2 on the 9th in 1977 54
Western Creek (Somer Hill) 147.0 on the 6th 70.0 on the 14th in 1988 53
Tomahawk (Carisbrooke) 64.0 on the 6th 39.4 on the 13th in 2008 52
Parkham (Avenue Road) 116.0 on the 6th 60.0 on the 14th in 1988 51
Weetah (Weetah Road) 132.8 on the 6th 92.8 on the 14th in 1988 51
Barrington Post Office 164.6 on the 6th 78.0 on the 17th in 1989 50
Blackwood Creek (Kopanica) 121.0 on the 5th 76.2 on the 17th in 1962 50
Savage River Mine 88.2 on the 6th 56.8 on the 29th in 1988 50
East Sassafras (Elphin Grove) 119.4 on the 6th 50.6 on the 6th in 2003 49
Zeehan (West Coast Pioneers Museum) 119.4 on the 6th 73.4 on the 15th in 1994 48
Scottsdale (West Minstone Road) 69.6 on the 6th 56.6 on the 17th in 2010 45
Wynyard Airport 127.6 on the 6th 65.0 on the 2nd in 1947 45
King Island Airport 52.2 on the 24th 50.0 on the 30th in 1980 43
Westbury (Birralee Road) 128.2 on the 6th 54.4 on the 14th in 1988 39
Loongana (Serendipity) 248.0 on the 6th 82.0 on the 18th in 1996 32
Mawbanna (Harby Hills) 68.0 on the 6th =68.0 on the 1st in 2006 32
Strahan Aerodrome 57.0 on the 6th 42.6 on the 17th in 1990 31
Campbell Town (Elizabeth R) 34.8 on the 7th 30.0 on the 17th in 2010 29
Bell Bay (Temco) 47.4 on the 6th 45.8 on the 8th in 1995 27
Deviot Jetty 73.2 on the 6th 51.4 on the 8th in 1995 27
Maydena Post Office 57.2 on the 7th 40.6 on the 8th in 2011 24
Derwent Bridge 52.2 on the 6th 48.6 on the 27th in 2008 23
Mount Barrow (South Barrow) 149.8 on the 6th 71.8 on the 21st in 2011 23
Bridport (Sea View Villas) 56.4 on the 6th 42.0 on the 22nd in 2005 22
Corra Linn (North Esk River) 36.2 on the 6th 33.2 on the 9th in 2011 22
Meander (Meander River) 100.2 on the 6th 44.2 on the 21st in 2011 22
Strathbridge (Meander River) 110.0 on the 6th 32.6 on the 6th in 2003 22
Weymouth (Tam O'Shanter) 65.0 on the 6th 49.8 on the 8th in 1995 22
Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre 200.4 on the 6th 82.4 on the 27th in 2008 21
Deloraine Railway Bridge (Meander River) 107.6 on the 6th 46.6 on the 14th in 2004 21
Luncheon Hill (Forestry) 54.4 on the 6th 49.0 on the 1st in 2006 21
Ross (Macquarie River) 33.8 on the 7th 31.2 on the 17th in 2010 21
Upper Esk (South Esk River) 110.6 on the 6th 63.2 on the 21st in 2011 21
Bothwell (Clyde River) 33.8 on the 7th 31.6 on the 22nd in 2005 20
Friendly Beaches 53.0 on the 21st 41.6 on the 9th in 2011 20
George Town (South Street) 69.4 on the 6th 41.2 on the 21st in 2005 20
Kimberley (Mersey River) 146.0 on the 6th 139.2 on the 20th in 1997 20
Mathinna (South Esk River) 121.0 on the 6th 47.0 on the 17th in 2010 20
Melton Mowbray (North Stockman) 35.2 on the 7th 28.6 on the 8th in 2011 20
Mount Morriston (Macquarie River) 37.2 on the 7th 30.2 on the 26th in 2009 20
Mount Read 99.0 on the 6th 73.8 on the 21st in 2004 20
Nunamara Offtake (St Patricks River) 151.2 on the 6th 64.8 on the 21st in 2011 20
Quamby Bluff 181.0 on the 6th 77.2 on the 21st in 2011 20
Sheffield School Farm 215.8 on the 6th 47.6 on the 4th in 2009 20
Woodlea Nursery 104.8 on the 6th 66.4 on the 17th in 2010 20



Record highest June total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Frankford (Rossville) 332.6 301.2 in 1931 124 122.5
Yolla (Sea View) 409.0 405.8 in 1947 111 157.8
Pioneer (Main Road) 322.8 279.8 in 1952 109 101.9
Northdown (Hamley) 231.4 229.9 in 1931 106 88.3
Gladstone (Old Post Office) 280.4 249.6 in 1939 93 88.0
Flinders Island Airport 195.8 195.1 in 1952 74 72.5
Lorinna 386.8 359.4 in 1947 59 148.1
Waterhouse(Barooga) 218.8 123.2 in 1995 55 62.7
Devonport Airport 201.2 167.9 in 1988 54 78.7
Whitemark Post Office 235.6 143.8 in 1978 54 69.1
Memana (Babel Farm) 196.0 129.5 in 2009 53 75.7
Pyengana (Forest Lodge Road) 513.0 251.3 in 1970 53 120.4
Barrington Post Office 287.5 220.6 in 2004 50 116.2
Tooms Lake (Tooms River) 273.8 219.5 in 1970 50 53.0
Weetah (Weetah Road) 257.4 235.5 in 1964 50 110.5
Rotherwood 172.6 135.0 in 2009 45 47.4
Scottsdale (West Minstone Road) 225.2 224.4 in 1971 45 103.4
King Island Airport 186.4 164.0 in 2003 42 98.8
Westbury (Birralee Road) 229.2 151.0 in 1991 38 80.7
Loongana (Serendipity) 452.6 313.5 in 1991 29 185.4
Cape Grim BAPS (Comparison) 151.4 134.4 in 1990 28 83.9
Maydena Post Office 252.7 241.5 in 2002 24 102.4
Mount Victoria (Una Plain) 534.8 367.0 in 1962 23 204.8
Yarlington (Blacks Pinnacle) 165.0 160.8 in 2009 23 57.3
Bridport (Sea View Villas) 240.3 141.0 in 2003 22 88.5
Llewellyn (South Esk River) 156.4 125.0 in 2011 22 48.2
Mount Barrow (South Barrow) 403.0 363.8 in 2004 21 169.0
Weymouth (Tam O'Shanter) 177.8 162.6 in 2003 21 86.2
Corra Linn (North Esk River) 140.0 124.2 in 2011 20 58.6
Mathinna (South Esk River) 288.2 140.0 in 2009 20 73.2
Melton Mowbray (North Stockman) 101.0 80.8 in 2009 20 37.3
Sheffield School Farm 344.0 243.2 in 2004 20 114.7
Tunbridge (Austin-Vale) 107.0 88.4 in 2009 20 37.3

Highest June total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
June
Fingal (Legge Street) 231.8 345.6 in 1890* 65.7
Ringarooma (Main Street) 329.6 331.2 in 1906* 132.5
Lilydale Post Office 270.3 286.3 in 1931* 106.3
St Marys (Cullenswood) 322.6 322.8 in 1931* 86.6
Deal Island 156.9 183.8 in 1956* 78.8
Colebrook (The Meadows) 141.4 167.5 in 1952* 52.2
Lady Barron (Franklin Parade) 181.0 241.2 in 1952* 78.3
Bicheno (Council Depot) 230.4 282.0 in 1954* 62.0
Richmond (Brookbank) 96.1 123.6 in 1954* 41.5
Wynyard Airport 238.6 327.3 in 1947* 109.2
Lewis Hill (St Pauls River) 204.0 237.0 in 1981 62.9
Burnie (Round Hill) 197.0 241.0 in 1991* 102.5
Forthside Research Station 220.4 263.8 in 1991* 98.1
Latrobe (Coal Hill Road) 205.2 215.8 in 1991* 108.4
Ulverstone (Knights Road) 225.5 270.6 in 1991* 109.5

* 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
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Cape Sorell 18.1 on the 5th 17.8 on the 17th in 1959 20 12.3



Record lowest June daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
King Island Airport 10.2 on the 24th 10.4 on the 22nd in 1995 22 13.9
Luncheon Hill (Forestry) 4.7 on the 24th 5.4 on the 7th in 2011 20 11.2



Highest June mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
June
Macquarie Island 6.1 =6.1 in 1984 5.0



Record highest June daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Hobart (Ellerslie Road) 15.0 on the 6th 14.4 on the 1st in 1976 130 5.2
Cape Bruny Lighthouse 14.7 on the 7th 14.4 on the 7th in 1957 94 6.7
Hobart Airport 15.1 on the 6th 12.5 on the 8th in 1991 59 4.6
Bushy Park (Bushy Park Estates) 14.8 on the 6th 13.3 on the 8th in 1957 56 2.1
Flinders Island Airport 15.9 on the 5th 15.2 on the 7th in 1991 55 7.0
Orford (Aubin Court) 14.9 on the 6th 13.1 on the 8th in 1991 48 4.2
Bicheno (Council Depot) 15.1 on the 6th 14.4 on the 7th in 1991 42 6.7
Scottsdale (West Minstone Road) 13.4 on the 5th 12.7 on the 9th in 1995 37 4.2
Kunanyi (Mount Wellington Pinnacle) 8.5 on the 7th 7.1 on the 1st in 1993 36 -0.7
Launceston (Ti Tree Bend) 13.5 on the 6th 13.2 on the 1st in 2004 33 2.9
Fingal (Legge Street) 14.4 on the 6th 13.0 on the 12th in 2002 30 1.1
Dover 14.3 on the 7th 12.5 on the 3rd in 2002 27 3.8
Lake St Clair National Park 9.8 on the 6th 8.2 on the 7th in 2015 25 0.2
Maydena Post Office 11.9 on the 6th 10.6 on the 4th in 2002 23 2.6
Ross (The Boulevards) 14.1 on the 6th 12.5 on the 9th in 1995 23 1.7
Cape Bruny (Cape Bruny) 14.6 on the 7th 12.8 on the 5th in 2002 20 7.2
Friendly Beaches 14.7 on the 6th 14.4 on the 1st in 2013 20 6.4
Hartz Mountain (Keoghs Pimple) 10.7 on the 7th 8.5 on the 11th in 2005 20 2.2
Melton Mowbray (North Stockman) 13.6 on the 6th 11.6 on the 6th in 1998 20 2.1
Sheffield School Farm 11.8 on the 6th 11.7 on the 6th in 1998 20 3.9



Record highest June mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Flinders Island Airport 9.9 = 9.9 in 2003 54 7.0
Scottsdale (West Minstone Road) 6.2 = 6.2 in 2001 36 4.2
Bridport (Sea View Villas) 7.7 7.3 in 2008 20 6.2

Highest June mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
June
Butlers Gorge 1.9 2.7 in 1962* 0.2

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




Highest June mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
June
Cape Bruny Lighthouse 10.6 10.9 in 1988 9.2



Summary statistics for June 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2016
Mean for
June
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2016
Total for
June
2016
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2016
Fraction of
June
average
Northern (district 91)
Bridport (Sea View Villas) 14.3 +0.3 17.8 5th 7.7 +1.5 1.0 25th 240.3 88.5 highest 272%
Burnie (Round Hill) 14.4 +0.9 18.4 7th 6.6 -0.2 0.7 25th 197.0 102.5 v high 192%
Cape Grim 13.2   15.1 5th 9.3   3.5 25th 140.6
Cape Grim BAPS (Comparison) 13.4 +0.4 15.9 7th 9.3 +0.6 3.7 25th 151.4 83.9 highest 180%
Cressy Research Station 12.6 +0.3 16.3 5th 3.4 +1.7 -3.8 1st 147.4 63.5 v high 232%
Devonport Airport 13.9 +0.5 16.7 4th 6.7 +1.6 0.4 25th 201.2 78.7 highest 256%
Launceston (Ti Tree Bend) 13.8 +0.7 18.2 5th 4.6 +1.7 -2.0 25th 128.0 68.5 v high 187%
Launceston Airport 12.4 +0.3 16.8 5th 4.0 +1.6 -2.8 25th 94.2 56.0 high 168%
Low Head 13.6 +0.1 16.0 5th 8.5 +1.0 3.2 25th 187.6 74.1 v high 253%
Luncheon Hill (Forestry) 11.3 +0.1 14.5 3rd 6.2 +0.6 1.1 25th 229.8 147.9 v high 155%
Marrawah 13.8 +1.0 16.2 4th 8.6 +1.1 3.5 25th 155.2 119.6 high 130%
Scottsdale (West Minstone Road) 12.8 +0.2 16.2 5th 6.2 +2.0 -1.0 12th 225.2 103.4 highest 218%
Smithton Aerodrome 14.1 +0.4 16.7 4th 6.0 +1.1 -0.2 25th 166.6 91.0 high 183%
Wynyard Airport 14.0 +0.6 17.1 7th 5.4 +1.3 0.3 25th 238.6 109.2 v high 218%
East Coast (district 92)
Bicheno (Council Depot) 15.0 +0.5 18.3 8th 7.7 +1.0 2.1 25th 230.4 62.0 v high 372%
Fingal (Legge Street) 12.7 0.0 16.9 6th 2.7 +1.6 -2.6 2nd 231.8 65.7 v high 353%
Friendly Beaches 13.9 -0.1 17.0 8th 6.9 +0.5 1.1 1st 270.6 53.5 v high 506%
Larapuna (Eddystone Point) 14.3 +0.8 16.9 4th 9.2 +1.5 2.3 25th 131.2 74.2 high 177%
Maria Island (Point Lesueur) 13.3 +0.2 18.1 6th 8.7 +0.7 4.7 24th 130.4 50.3 high 259%
St Helens Aerodrome 14.3 +0.3 17.3 5th 7.0 +1.5 0.0 25th 169.0 65.4 v high 258%
Swan Island 14.1 +0.1 17.1 4th 10.3 +1.1 4.7 25th 135.6 63.0 v high 215%
Swansea (Francis Street) 14.4   17.9 7th 6.2   -0.5 1st 191.0
Midlands (district 93)
Ross (The Boulevards) 12.4 +0.7 17.9 5th 3.4 +1.7 -4.7 2nd 92.2 41.4 v high 223%
Southeast (district 94)
Campania (Kincora) 13.9 +0.4 18.3 8th 5.1 +1.3 -0.9 3rd 109.2 42.8 high 255%
Cape Bruny (Cape Bruny) 13.0 +0.5 18.0 8th 7.8 +0.6 3.9 25th 120.8 75.2 high 161%
Cape Bruny Lighthouse 13.1 +1.4 17.7 8th 8.0 +1.3 4.2 25th 114.2 89.9 high 127%
Dennes Point 13.4   18.2 8th 7.6   3.0 3rd 105.0
Dover 12.8 +0.2 18.0 8th 5.1 +1.3 0.0 3rd 144.2 79.1 v high 182%
Dunalley (Stroud Point) 13.1   17.7 8th 7.3   3.2 24th 141.4
Grove (Research Station) 13.2 +0.7 17.8 8th 3.7 +1.7 -3.1 2nd 156.4 66.3 v high 236%
Hobart (Ellerslie Road) 13.5 +1.5 17.8 8th 6.5 +1.3 1.1 2nd 115.4 54.2 v high 213%
Hobart Airport 13.6 +0.7 18.4 6th 5.9 +1.3 0.7 25th 97.4 33.5 v high 291%
Kunanyi (Mount Wellington Pinnacle) 4.8 +1.2 10.9 6th 0.2 +0.9 -4.5 12th
Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse 12.3 +0.8 18.1 5th 8.3 +1.0 3.3 24th 141.6 117.9 average 120%
Melton Mowbray (North Stockman) 12.2 +0.4 17.0 6th 4.0 +1.9 -2.6 1st 101.0 37.3 highest 271%
Tasman Island 11.9 +0.5 15.8 8th 7.8 +0.4 2.8 25th
Tunnack Fire Station 10.4 +0.5 15.2 6th 2.3 +0.2 -3.6 1st 190.6 68.5 high 278%
Derwent Valley (district 95)
Bushy Park (Bushy Park Estates) 12.6 +1.3 18.4 5th 3.6 +1.5 -2.5 3rd 71.4 48.2 high 148%
Maydena Post Office 11.0 +0.2 16.0 5th 4.4 +1.8 -1.8 4th 252.7 102.4 highest 247%
Ouse Fire Station 12.5 +0.6 18.0 5th 3.8 +2.4 -2.8 3rd 73.8 43.6 high 169%
Central Plateau (district 96)
Butlers Gorge 8.8 +1.1 12.8 5th 1.9 +1.7 -4.1 3rd 180.8 151.9 high 119%
Lake St Clair National Park 8.8 +1.1 12.3 5th     -3.2 4th 239.0 170.9 high 140%
Liawenee 6.8 +0.3 11.7 6th -0.5 +0.5 -9.0 1st 200.6 110.0 v high 182%
West Coast (district 97)
Cape Sorell 13.6 +1.3 18.1 5th 8.6 +1.0 4.7 24th 216.6 140.1 high 155%
Hartz Mountain (Keoghs Pimple) 6.9 -0.1 12.6 6th 2.8 +0.6 -1.7 25th 135.8 97.9 high 139%
Low Rocky Point 13.2   17.6 5th 8.2   2.4 24th 194.2 128.9 high 151%
Mount Read 5.1 +0.4 9.9 5th 1.4 +0.4 -2.9 12th 508.0 353.8 high 144%
Scotts Peak Dam 9.8 +0.1 15.3 5th 4.4 +0.5 -0.2 3rd 239.2 181.6 high 132%
Strahan Aerodrome 13.0 +0.4 19.6 5th 6.0 +0.5 0.1 3rd 286.2 155.9 v high 184%
Warra 9.6 +0.5 14.4 6th 3.6 +0.6 -2.2 3rd 254.8 122.6 v high 208%
King Island (district 98)
King Island Airport 14.1 +0.2 16.1 1st 9.4 +1.3 5.2 19th 186.4 98.8 highest 189%
Flinders Island (district 99)
Flinders Island Airport 14.4 +0.3 18.0 4th 9.9 +2.9 2.6 1st 195.8 72.5 highest 270%
Hogan Island 13.7 -0.2 16.9 1st 9.9 -0.1 3.8 12th
Antarctica and Macquarie Island (district 300)
Macquarie Island 6.1 +1.1 7.9 30th 2.7 +1.2 -1.4 12th 113.2 77.1 v high 147%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary lists 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.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Friday 1 July 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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