Western Australian Monthly Climate Summary: June 2006
A very cold and dry month

Monday 3 July, 2006

In Brief

For southwest WA and for Western Australia as a whole, June 2006 was the driest June since at least 1900 and also the coldest June since at least 1950 in terms of minimum temperature and mean temperature.

Some records set in June 2006 for individual locations in WA are tabulated below.

The previous WA June minimum temperature record of −5.7°C recorded at Wandering on 1 June 1964 was broken with −5.9°C at Eyre on 14 June 2006 and then again with −6.0 °C at Collie East on 17 June 2006.

Extremes

Record highest daily temperature for June

Location

New Record (°C)

Previous Record

Years of Record *

Annual extreme****

Kalbarri

30.2 on 25th

29.5 on 5th 1975

36

46.3 on 20 Feb.1985


Record lowest daily temperature for June

Location

New Record (°C)

Previous Record

Years of Record *

Annual Extreme****

Kalbarri

1.1 on13th

2.1 on 27th 2000

36

−1.3 on 24 Jul. 1979

Perth Airport

−1.3 on 17th (also a new annual record)

−1.1 on 27th 1946

63

−1.1 on 27 Jun.1946

Pearce Raaf

−2.9 on 17th (also a new annual record)

−0.9 on 2nd 1964

46

−0.9 on 2 Jun. 1964

Perth Metro **

−0.7 on 17th (also a new annual record)

1.2 on 19th 2003 & 2nd 2004

109

0.0 on 15 Jul. 1997 & 27 Jul. 1998

Bridgetown Comparison

−5.1 on 17th (also a new annual record)

−4.0 on 23rd 1981

99

−4.4 on 15 Jul. 1956

Donnybrook

−2.5C 17th

−2.2 on 17th 1938

100

−3.0 on 2 Jul. 1982

Dwellingup

−3.0C 17th

−2.8 on 1st 1964

50

−3.9 on 30 May 1964

Kellerberrin

−5.2 on 16th (also a new annual record)

−2.5 on 20th 2003

97

−4.5 on 12 Sep. 2004

Beverley

−3.6 on 16th (also a new annual record)

−2.5 on 28th 1990

38

−2.6 on 20 Jul. 1997

Katanning Comparison

−3.0 on 17th (also a new annual record)

−2.1 on 21st 1931

99

−2.2 on 29 Aug. 1925

Ravensthorpe

−0.5 on 15th

0.0 on 19th 1966

44

−1.0 on 20 Jul.1987

Balladonia

−2.2 on 14th

−1.8 on 29th 1997

40

−3.5 on 9 Jul. 2005

Salmon Gums Res.Stn.

−5.7 on 15th

−5.4 on 22th 1956

70

−6.1 on 15 Aug. 1970

Wittenoom

4.0 on 30th

4.2 on 26th 1982

48

1.6 on 12 Jul. 1968


Record highest mean monthly maximum temperature for June

Location

New Record (°C)

Previous Record

Years of Record *

Annual Extreme****

Dwellingup

17.6

17.4 in 2000

70

33.3 in Feb. 1996

Geraldton Airport

23.3

23.2 in 1949

64

37.6 in Feb. 1985

Jurien Bay

22.2

22.1 in 1983

37

34.8 in Feb. 1985

Kalbarri

25.8

24.2 in 2004

32

37.9 in Jan. 1981

Karnet

18.1

17.6 in 2000

36

34.7 in Feb. 1996

Mullewa

23.1

22.4 in 1949

61

40.4 in Feb. 1996

Pemberton

17.3

17.2 in 1948

61

30.4 in Feb. 1988


Record lowest mean monthly minimum temperature for June

Location

New Record (°C)

Previous Record

Years of Record *

Annual Extreme****

Albany Airport

6.0

6.8 in 1973

42

5.8 in Jul. 1997

Balladonia

3.2

3.7 in 1984

78

1.7 in Aug. 1933

Beverley

2.0 (also a new annual record)

3.0 in 1990

37

2.6 in Jul. 1997

Bridgetown Comparison

1.8 (also a new annual record)

2.0 in 1931

106

1.6 in Jul. 1901

Corrigin

1.8 (also a new annual record)

2.7 in 1990

58

1.9 in Aug. 1956

Dwellingup

3.5

3.9 in 1960

70

2.6 in Aug. 1943

Eyre

3.2 (also a new annual record)

4.0 in 2001

45

3.5 in Jul. 2005

Hyden

2.2 (also a new annual record)

3.2 in 2001

34

2.6 in Jul. 1982

Katanning Comparison

3.0

3.6 in 1931

112

2.4 in Jul. 1901

Kellerberrin

0.7 (also a new annual record)

3.4 in 1990

94

1.4 in Jul. 1937

Kuri Bay
16.4
16.5 in 2000
35
15.8 in Jul. 1994

Lake Grace Comparison

4.6

4.8 in 1960

51

2.8 in Jul. 1956

Leonora

4.2

5.1 in 1981

57

2.9 in Jul. 1957

Mardie
10.8
11.0 in 2000
50
9.0 in Jul. 1967

Narembeen

3.6

4.6 in 1984

35

2.8 in Jul. 1997

Narrogin

3.3

4.8 in 1960

39

3.2 in Jul. 2001

Norseman

3.1

3.7 in 1960

38

4.5 in Aug.1956

Pemberton

5.9

6.3 in 1956

60

4.4 in Aug. 1951

Pingelly

4.0

4.2 in 1990

35

3.9 in Aug. 1979

Raventhorpe

5.8

6.4 in 1966

45

5.1 in Jul. 2005

Salmon Gums Res. stn.

2.2

3.7 in 1946

59

1.3 in Aug. 1956

Wagin

3.6

4.2 in 1990

32

2.8 in Jul. 1997

Wittenoom
10.1
10.5 in 1971
53
9.1 in Jul. 1967

Wongan Hills

5.3

5.5 in 1990

38

4.5 Aug. 1968


Record lowest rainfall for June

Location

Rainfall for June 2006 (mm)

Previous Record

Year

Years of Record *

Bridgetown Comp.

32.0

41.9

1893

120

Bunbury ***

26.8

36.3

1892

130

Cape Naturaliste

53.2

68.8

1990

103

Carnamah

10.0

13.0

1984

120

Donnybrook

33.8

40.

2001

107

Geraldton Airport

6.0

24.8

1976

64

Gosnells

42

54.2

2001

46

Jandakot Aero

36

55.2

1989

32

Jarrahwood

52.8

60.7

2001

31

Jurien Bay

26.1

31.0

1976

38

Kalbarri

1.2

23.0

1976

36

Karnet

45.7

48.0

2001

41

Katanning Comp.

18.0

21.3

1958

115

Lancelin

34.8

38.4

2001

41

Mandurah ***

19.0

60.5

1893

118

Mullewa

3.0

13.0

1896

109

Pemberton

82.6

89.4

1986

66

Perth Airport

28.4

56.2

2001

63

Perth Metro ***

24.6

54.9

1877

139

Rottnest Island ***

20.2

46.9

1976

128

Wandering ***

18.2

20.4

2001

119

* Only includes sites with at least 30 years of record.
** Observations are taken, as appropriate, from official Perth Metro observing sites at Perth Gardens, West Perth (Old Observatory), East Perth and Mt Lawley. The current (Mt Lawley) site is prone to slightly lower overnight temperature than past observing sites.
*** The rainfall readings were taken at several sites.
**** The 'Annual extreme' column gives the annual record as it stood prior to June 2006. This may or may not have been broken, as indicated in the 'New Record' column.

Further information:
Yanhui Blockley, Glenn Cook and John Cramb Western Australia Climate Services Centre
Tel: (08) 9263 2222, office hours.