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

Western Australia in November 2007

The fourth warmest November on record

A very warm November was experienced across much of WA with very much above average maximum temperatures recorded. Averaged across the state, WA saw its fourth warmest November on record since comparable records commenced in 1950 with an anomaly of 1.60°C. With the exception of eastern parts of the Kimberley and Interior, most of WA saw above to very much above average maximum temperatures in November. Many locations registered their highest mean maximum temperature for November on record.

The statewide mean minimum temperature was above average, 0.62°C above the long term mean (1961−1990). Much of the state saw 1−2°C above the mean minimum temperature whilst some areas of the Kimberley and Interior experienced 1−2°C cool anomalies.

For Western Australia as a whole, rainfall in November was near average. Large areas of the west and south of the the state stretching from Carnarvon to Eucla received below to very much below average rainfall whilst parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara and Interior recorded above average rainfall.

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

Details

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
46.2°C at Port Hedland Airport on the 20th
46.2°C at Roebourne on the 20th
46.2°C at Roebourne Aero on the 20th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
42.2°C at Fitzroy Crossing Aero
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
19.8°C at Albany
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
14.5°C at Albany Airport on the 2nd
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−0.5°C at Eyre on the 22nd
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
8.5°C at Wandering
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
27.9°C at Troughton Island
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
32.0°C at Wittenoom on the 27th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
150.6 mm at Diggers Rest
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
93.8 mm at Mornington Airstrip on the 8th
Highest wind gust

135 km/h at Wyndham Aero on the 14th


Records

Record lowest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Newbicup2.02.1in 19758226.1
Waroona3.23.3in 19436935.9
Lancelin0.60.8in 19994320.3
Telina Downs4.47.7in 19724134.5
Lort River0.40.6in 19903928.4



Record highest November mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Perth Metro28.527.7in 192011026.2
Donnybrook27.927.5in 194310324.8
Dwellingup27.226.7in 19997023.5
Manjimup24.724.6in 20066921.8
Perth Airport29.028.4in 20036425.7
Carnarvon Airport30.430.3in 19826227.4
Corrigin31.730.8in 19576026.9
Gascoyne Junction38.738.2in 19694535.1
Merredin32.031.2in 19824228.4
Brookton30.029.8in 20024127.4
Wongan Hills32.131.6in 20024028.8
Narembeen32.131.4in 20063928.3
Beverley31.230.6in 20023828.3
Emu Creek Station40.138.9in 19903636.7
Pingelly29.629.2in 20063626.0
Kalbarri31.830.4in 20023527.9
Learmonth Airport37.837.1in 19943334.3

Record highest November temperature
Highest temperature
in November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Onslow45.5on the 27th45.1on the 30th in 19974733.8
Onslow Airport44.8on the 27th44.6on the 22nd in 19694134.3
Jurien Bay40.5on the 11th40.3on the 14th in 20023925.7
Hyden43.2on the 13th43.0on the 23rd in 20063628.2



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Onslow22.521.9in 195711719.2
Mardie22.422.1in 20065219.9
Gascoyne Junction21.120.7in 19994518.0
Onslow Airport22.622.2in 19574119.8
Emu Creek Station22.221.1in 19823619.2
Learmonth Airport20.920.3in 19823318.3



Record lowest November mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Wyndham25.726.0in 19994027.2



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Emu Creek Station29.0on the 23rd28.2on the 18th in 19723619.2



Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 4 December 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

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