Tuesday, 4 September 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Western Australia - Product code IDCKGC11R0

Western Australia in August 2007
A dry and warm month.

August 2007 was the driest August since 1995 for Western Australia as a whole. Large areas across the state registered below to very much below average rainfall with some locations in the central parts of the southern half of the state and the far northeast of the Southwest Land Division experiencing their driest August on record.

The statewide mean maximum temperature was the 7th warmest August on record with an anomaly of 1.51°C. Most of WA, apart from Kimberley, saw maximum temperatures of 1−4°C above the long term (1961−1990) average. The mean minimum temperature across the state as a whole was near average with generally below normal temperatures in the northern half of the state, and slightly above normal minima in some southern parts.

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

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Details

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
38.4°C at West Roebuck on the 31st
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
33.3°C at Curtin Aero
33.3°C at Kalumburu
33.3°C at Wyndham Aero
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
15.6°C at Manjimup
15.6°C at Rocky Gully
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
11.0°C at Shannon on the 6th
11.0°C at Dwellingup on the 10th
11.0°C at Katanning on the 10th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−4.4°C at Eyre on the 13th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
3.3°C at Southern Cross Airfield
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
22.0°C at Troughton Island
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
246.8 mm at Northcliffe
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
55.0 mm at Rosa Brook on the 20th
Highest wind gust
122 km/h at Cape Leeuwin on the 26th

Records


Record highest August temperature
Highest temperature
in August 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for August
Years of
record
Normal for
August
Wittenoom34.5on the 29th34.4on the 26th in 19775526.6
Bidyadanga38.0on the 31st37.8on the 31st in 19964830.8



Record highest August mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for August 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for August
Years of
record
Normal for
August
Albany10.310.0in 2006908.3



Record highest August daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in August 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for August
Years of
record
Normal for
August
Cape Naturaliste17.1on the 19th17.0on the 17th in 19895110.0



Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 3 September 2007. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Normals 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 30 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of "normal" rain.

Further information

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