Thursday, 1 November 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Western Australia - Product code IDCKGC11R0
The statewide mean maximum temperature was 0.89°C above the long term (1961-1990) average. Large areas in WA experienced 1-2 °C warm anomalies though parts of the south and west coast saw cool anomalies.
The mean minimum temperature across the state was 0.47°C above the long term (1961-1990) average. Parts of the Pilbara, Gascoyne, Central West and a small area around Kalgoorlie registered warmer than normal overnight temperatures with 1-2 °C anomalies, whilst the remainder of WA experienced a close to mean minimum for October.
October 2007 was a close to normal month for rainfall in Western Australia as a whole. Areas of the Kimberley, northern Interior, Gascoyne and Goldfields received below to very much below average rainfall contrasting with above average rainfall in the South and Southeast Coastal districts as well as much of the Pilbara. Thus the mean across the state was near average.
Some extremes and records for
individual locations in WA are tabulated below.
|44.1 °C at Curtin Aero on the 13th|
|Warmest days on average|
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
|40.6 °C at Fitzroy Crossing Aero|
|Coolest days on average|
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
|17.7 °C at Albany|
Lowest daily maximum temperature
|10.6 °C at Manjimup on the 27th|
|-0.7 °C at Norseman Aero on the 29th|
nights on average|
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
|5.6 °C at Wandering|
|Warmest nights on average|
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
|26.5 °C at Troughton Island|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|29.3 °C at Warmun on the 23rd|
Highest total rainfall
|119.8 mm at Bickley|
Highest daily rainfall
|59.0 mm at Warmun on the 26th|
|Highest wind gust||100 km/h at Rottnest Island on the 27th|
|Record highest total October rainfall|
| Total rainfall|
for October 2007 (mm)
| Previous highest|
|Esperance Aero||94.4||84.1||in 1971||37||46.4|
|Record lowest October daily maximum temperature|
| Lowest daily maximum|
in October 2007 (°C)
| Previous lowest|
|Esperance||10.8||on the 27th||12.7||on the 6th in 2005||38||21.0|
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Thursday 1 November 2007. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.
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.