Product Code: IDCKGC11R0

Friday, 1 December 2006

Western Australia Monthly Summary: November 2006
Warmest November on record

In Brief

For Western Australia as a whole, November 2006 was the warmest November on record since at least 1950 in terms of maximum temperature and minimum temperature. The mean maximum temperature for WA was 2.4°C above average and the area south of a line from Bunbury to Giles experienced maxima 3°C to 4°C above average. The mean minimum temperature for WA was 1.83°C above average. Rainfall across WA as a whole was near average.

Some extremes and records for individual locations in WA are tabulated below.

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
46.4°C at Emu Creek Station on the 22nd
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
41.8°C at Marble Bar
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
21.2°C at Albany
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
17.0°C at Albany on the 1st
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
3.0°C at Eyre on the 3rd and the 22nd
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
11.4°C at Bridgetown and Wandering
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
27.8°C at Troughton Island and Wyndham
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
32.1°C at Telfer Aero on the 24th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
155.8 mm at Mount House Airstrip

Records

Record highest total November rainfall
Location Total rainfall
for November 2006 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Camballin121.197.0in 198829.836
Paraburdoo Aero37.033.0in 19826.931


Record lowest total November rainfall
Location Total rainfall
for November 2006 (mm)
Previous lowest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Kimberley Res.Station10.510.9in 196560.962


Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature
Location Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Cape Naturaliste24.423.8in 200021.2103
Manjimup24.624.2in 197821.768
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport32.732.2in 195728.966
Salmon Gums Res.Stn.30.129.8in 196626.159
Norseman31.531.3in 195728.055
Eyre27.627.4in 199724.248
Narrogin28.327.9in 200225.238
Ongerup27.427.2in 198224.138
Narembeen31.431.0in 198228.136
Pingelly29.228.4in 200225.935
Wagin29.028.0in 200225.333
Warburton Airfield37.937.5in 195134.131

Highest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 30 years
Location Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2006 (°C)
Most recent higher
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Donnybrook27.127.5in 194324.759
Lake Grace Comparison29.830.2in 195726.449
Southern Cross31.633.6in 195729.649
Bridgetown Comparison26.526.8in 195724.248
Leonora35.437.7in 195732.248
Corrigin30.030.8in 195726.947
Meekatharra Airport35.836.2in 196933.137


Record highest November temperature
Location Highest temperature
in November 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Kellerberrin43.1on the 23rd42.8on the 22nd in 199628.894
Balladonia44.1on the 28th43.1on the 13th in 200327.777
Corrigin41.7on the 23rd41.0on the 12th in 200326.957
Dalwallinu Comparison42.2on the 23rd42.0on the 12th in 200329.351
Merredin41.9on the 23rd41.6on the 26th in 197528.340
Narembeen41.9on the 23rd41.6on the 12th in 200328.136
Hyden43.0on the 23rd42.5on the 22nd in 199628.134
Emu Creek Station46.4on the 22nd44.0on the 30th in 199736.831


Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
Location Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Cape Leeuwin16.316.0in 199614.1110
Bridgetown Comparison12.311.1in 20038.8106
Donnybrook13.313.2in 191410.3100
Albany14.814.7in 188812.390
Broome Airport26.726.5in 199025.068
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport17.416.7in 198014.066
Geraldton Airport16.215.7in 198213.865
Pemberton13.212.6in 198210.265
Port Hedland Airport24.123.2in 199821.259
Corrigin14.013.3in 198211.258
Leonora19.919.8in 198216.956
Giles Meteorological Office23.422.2in 195919.851
Mardie22.122.0in 195719.849
Bidyadanga26.225.8in 199823.848
Albany Airport12.811.9in 197210.742
Lancelin16.515.7in 200114.041
Merredin15.214.9in 197212.940
Brookton13.312.9in 197210.839
Jurien Bay16.615.0in 198213.438
Christmas Island Aero23.823.7in 199422.834
Wagin13.012.7in 198210.534
Telfer Aero27.026.5in 199023.131
Warburton Airfield22.320.9in 195118.330

Highest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 30 years
Location Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2006 (°C)
Most recent higher
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Onslow21.821.9in 195719.245
Manjimup12.512.6in 196210.041
Beverley13.713.7in 197211.332


Record highest November daily minimum temperature
Location Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Wiluna30.0on the 28th27.9on the 28th in 197917.9102
Mullewa24.3on the 26th23.9on the 24th in 196214.265
Mardie29.6on the 25th28.3on the 28th in 195719.849
Onslow Airport28.1on the 25th27.9on the 29th in 195719.840
Learmonth Airport26.2on the 24th24.6on the 28th in 198218.332
Telfer Aero32.1on the 24th31.0on the 11th in 199423.131


Record lowest November temperature
Location Lowest temperature
in November 2006 (°C)
Previous lowest
for November
Normal for
November
Years of
record
Emu Creek Station11.5on the 30th12.0on the 5th in 197519.231


Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Friday 1 December 2006. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Normals are 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 30 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.

Further information

Yanhui Blockley
Western Australia Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (08) 9263 2222
Email climate.wa@bom.gov.au