Western Australia in June 2014: Seventh driest June on record

Rainfall across WA in June 2014 was mostly below average or very much below average and as a result the State recorded its seventh driest June since comparable records commenced in 1900. Similarly, below to very much below average rainfall across the Lower Southwest (southwest of a line from Jurien Bay to Bremer Bay), and the Southwest Land Division (SWLD) as a whole, saw them record their seventh driest and sixth driest June respectively. Mean maximum temperatures were mostly close to average or above average for much of WA, and averaged across the State as a whole the mean maximum temperature was above average. Mean minimum temperatures were below average through central parts of the State, with generally near average or above average minima in the north, east, and south, so for the State as a whole the mean minimum temperature was near average.

  • The SWLD's sixth driest June in June 2014 has only been exceeded by 2006 (driest on record), 2013 (2nd driest), 2001 (3rd), 1976 (4th), and 2010 (5th). So the SWLD has recorded five of its six driest Junes since 1900 in the past 13 years.
  • On the 1st, Troughton Island in the north Kimberley broke both its minimum and maximum temperature records for June. A minimum temperature of 27.3 °C is the highest minimum temperature on record for June in Australia, exceeding the previous record of 27.2 °C at Cockatoo Island (northeast of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley) on 1 June 1971. A maximum temperature of 32.5 °C is the highest temperature in June at the site in 34 years of record. The previous record was 32.0 °C on 6 June 2007.
  • A record warm day was observed near the northern Central West coast and Gascoyne coast on the 5th. Carnavon Airport recorded a maximum temperature of 32.2 °C, which is its highest temperature in June in 66 years of record, exceeding the previous record set on 4 June 1975 with a maximum of 31.8 °C. Kalbarri recorded a maximum of 30.9 °C on the same day, exceeding its previous June record of 30.2 °C on 25 June 2006.
  • A strong cold front brought widespread rainfall to western and southern WA on the 17th and 18th, with heavy rainfall in the Lower West and South West districts. A westerly flow and secondary cold front brought further rainfall to the SWLD between the 19th and 22nd. Emergency services received more than 40 calls for help for minor flooding and tree/roof damage in the metropolitan area and the South West. A prolonged period of northerly winds resulted in a storm surge along the west coast, which combined with the high tide to produce sea levels well above normal in many places but particularly in Busselton where sea levels reached 60cm above the highest astronomical tide.
  • A cloudband across northwest to southeast WA along with a cold southerly flow over the southern half of the State brought very cold days to much of WA on the 22nd and 23rd. A maximum temperature of 9.8 °C at Hopetoun North on the 22nd was the lowest maximum of the month in WA. On the same day, Emu Creek in the Pilbara recorded a maximum temperature of 17.4 °C on the 22nd, its lowest maximum temperature in June in 43 years of record, whilst Learmonth Airport, also in the Pilbara, reported a maximum of 17.9 °C, its equal lowest June maximum in 39 years of record. Warburton Airfield in the Southern Interior recorded a maximum of 12.9 °C on the 22nd, which is the lowest maximum temperature in June at the site in 24 years of record.
  • Very cold nights were observed in parts of inland southern WA on two occasions, from the 13th to 16th, and from the 23rd to 29th. Yeelirrie in the Goldfields recorded a minimum of -4.6 °C on the 24th, which was the lowest temperature of the month recorded in WA, and also the fourth lowest temperature in June at Yeelirrie in 40 years of record. The lowest temperature in June on record at Yeelirrie is -5.0 °C on 23 June 1981.
  • Perth Airport recorded eleven very cold nights with temperatures at or below 5 °C during June 2014, the greatest number of very cold nights for 58 years, since June 1956, when eleven cold nights was also recorded. It was also the equal second highest number of very cold nights recorded in June at the Airport since records commenced in 1944, the record high being 15 nights at or below 5 °C in 1955.
  • Albany town experienced its warmest June in 95 years of record in terms of minimum temperatures with a mean of 11.2 °C, exceeding the previous record of 11.1 °C in June 2011.

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Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 35.4 °C at Bidyadanga on the 3rd
Warmest days on average 31.7 °C at Kalumburu
31.7 °C at Wyndham Aero
Coolest days on average 16.0 °C at Manjimup
16.0 °C at Rocky Gully
Coldest day 9.8 °C at Hopetoun North on the 22nd
Coldest night -4.6 °C at Yeelirrie on the 24th
Coolest nights on average 2.3 °C at Yeelirrie
Warmest nights on average 26.0 °C at Browse Island
19.3 °C at Truscott
Warmest night 28.2 °C at Browse Island on the 1st
24.4 °C at Truscott on the 7th
Warmest on average overall 27.4 °C at Browse Island
24.9 °C at Truscott
Coolest on average overall 10.2 °C at Wandering
Wettest overall 204.0 mm at Witchcliffe
Wettest day 77.8 mm at Pickering Brook on the 18th
Highest wind gust 111 km/h at Busselton Jetty on the 17th

Maps
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Total
rainfall
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Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record lowest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2014 (mm)
Previous driest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Shackleton 15.2 16.4 in 1985 73 54.3

Lowest total June rainfall for at least 30 years
Total rainfall
for June 2014 (mm)
Most recent June
at least this dry
Years since
drier
Average for
June
Woolgorong 5.7 4.8 in 1976* 35 41.4
Jingemarra 5.8 3.3 in 1978* 31 35.2

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.




Record highest June temperature
Highest temperature
in June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Carnarvon Airport 32.2 on the 5th 31.8 on the 4th in 1975 67 23.4
Cocos Island Airport 30.8 on the 7th = 30.8 on the 1st in 1999 62 28.5
Kalbarri 30.9 on the 5th 30.2 on the 25th in 2006 40 22.8
Troughton Island 32.5 on the 1st 32.0 on the 6th in 2007 34 28.9



Record lowest June daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in June 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Emu Creek Station 17.4 on the 22nd 17.5 on the 24th in 2013 43 26.0
Learmonth Airport 17.9 on the 22nd = 17.9 on the 9th in 2001 39 24.9



Record highest June daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Troughton Island 27.3 on the 1st 27.1 on the 2nd in 2007 34 23.2



Record highest June mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for June 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Albany 11.2 11.1 in 2011 95 9.1
Christmas Island Aero 24.2 24.0 in 2010 38 23.2



Summary statistics for June 2014
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2014
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2014
Total for
June
2014
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2014
Fraction of
June
average
North Kimberley (district 01)
Doongan 29.1 +0.1 32.4 23rd 11.3 0.0 5.5 18th 0 5.2 v low 0%
Kalumburu 31.7 +0.5 34.8 20th 15.5 +1.8 8.1 17th 0 3.1 v low 0%
Mount Elizabeth 28.2 +0.2 31.7 21st         0 12.3 lowest 0%
Troughton Island 29.7 +0.8 32.5 1st 24.1 +0.9 20.5 16th 0.2 7.1 average 3%
Truscott 30.3   33.1 20th 19.3   13.9 17th 0 4.1 v low 0%
Wyndham 31.1 +0.1 35.1 21st 16.7 -0.8 10.9 17th 0 3.8 lowest 0%
Wyndham Aero 31.7 +0.9 35.1 20th 15.9 +0.7 9.2 16th 0 3.7 lowest 0%
East Kimberley (district 02)
Argyle Aerodrome 29.3 +0.2 33.0 1st 16.5 +0.8 10.6 17th 0 4.4 lowest 0%
Halls Creek Airport 26.8 -0.4 31.5 22nd 13.3 -0.3 7.0 11th 0 5.3 lowest 0%
Kununurra Aero 30.6 +0.5 34.1 20th 15.7 0.0 8.5 11th 0 3.5 lowest 0%
Warmun 29.3 -0.1 34.2 21st 13.7 +0.1 5.5 30th 0 6.1 lowest 0%
West Kimberley (district 03)
Bidyadanga 30.6 +0.9 35.4 3rd 15.5 +0.1 10.2 29th 0 20.0 lowest 0%
Broome Airport 30.2 +1.1 34.0 3rd 14.7 -0.4 8.3 18th 0 19.6 lowest 0%
Curtin Aero 30.7 +0.1 34.7 21st 16.3 -0.1 10.9 18th 0 9.1 v low 0%
Derby Aero 31.4 +1.0 34.6 3rd 15.5 -0.1 7.7 18th 0 8.4 lowest 0%
Fitzroy Crossing Aero 30.3 +0.2 34.6 21st 14.0 +1.5 9.1 30th 0 9.1 v low 0%
West Roebuck 30.8 +0.3 34.7 21st 12.2 -0.4 6.3 16th 0 23.6 v low 0%
De Grey (district 04)
Bedout Island 25.6   29.1 3rd 20.5   16.4 13th
Karratha Aero 26.4 -0.1 29.6 4th 14.1 -0.8 9.0 17th 3.0 34.9 average 9%
Legendre Island 24.9   27.9 27th 19.0   15.9 20th
Mandora 29.9 +0.9 34.4 3rd 13.9 -0.2 5.6 19th 0 17.8 lowest 0%
Marble Bar 27.0 +0.1 31.7 21st 12.2 -0.8 7.3 16th 1.0 26.0 low 4%
Pardoo Station 28.6 +0.4 33.4 3rd         0 27.0 lowest 0%
Port Hedland Airport 28.8 +1.2 32.7 3rd 14.7 +0.6 9.1 21st 0 23.8 lowest 0%
Roebourne 28.1 +1.1 32.0 3rd 14.7 -0.6 8.8 21st 0.5 30.9 low 2%
Roebourne Aero 27.7 -0.2 31.1 11th 12.5 -0.9 7.2 21st 0.6 35.2 low 2%
Fortescue (district 05)
Barimunya 22.3   25.8 4th 9.9   4.7 21st 3.6
Barrow Island Airport 24.1 -0.1 27.4 11th 18.6 0.0 14.6 15th 11.6 37.0 average 31%
Coondewanna 22.2   26.3 26th 6.7   0.2 29th 4.2
Learmonth Airport 24.1 -0.8 27.5 5th 12.3 -0.8 5.7 16th 13.6 42.0 low 32%
Mardie 28.7 +0.6 33.1 4th 13.9 +0.1 8.8 14th 12.2 37.9 average 32%
Onslow Airport 27.2 +1.3 32.3 4th 14.7 +0.5 9.7 14th 9.8 46.3 average 21%
Wittenoom 24.9 +0.4 29.0 22nd 12.1 -0.7 7.7 21st 2.4 28.3 low 8%
West Gascoyne (district 06)
Carnarvon Airport 25.3 +1.9 32.2 5th 10.9 -1.4 5.2 15th 14.4 46.9 low 31%
Denham 22.8 -0.1 29.2 5th 13.1 -0.8 9.5 24th 11.0 54.4 v low 20%
Emu Creek Station 26.2 +0.2 30.3 26th 12.4 -0.3 6.5 14th 7.1 36.7 low 19%
Murchison 21.8 -0.1 26.8 5th 6.4 -1.2 1.8 15th 8.7 27.2 low 32%
Shark Bay Airport 23.7 -0.2 30.3 5th 11.0 -0.9 5.1 16th 13.4 43.4 low 31%
East Gascoyne (district 07)
Newman Aero 22.6 -0.5 26.8 4th 6.8 0.0 1.1 29th 0.2 14.9 low 1%
Paraburdoo Aero 24.9 -0.3 29.0 26th 11.2 +0.2 7.7 21st 4.8 23.1 low 21%
Murchison (district 07A)
Meekatharra Airport 20.3 +0.6 25.0 5th 7.7 -1.1 0.6 24th 1.2 30.0 v low 4%
Mount Magnet Aero 19.7 -0.1 24.5 5th 7.3 -1.0 1.7 24th 4.8 20.0 low 24%
Paynes Find                 7.8 41.3 v low 19%
North Coast (district 08)
Carnamah 20.2 +1.2 26.0 5th         29.7 75.2 low 39%
Dalwallinu 18.7 +0.1 24.2 5th 6.0 -1.3 1.7 23rd 25.0 30.6 average 82%
Geraldton Airport 21.6   28.7 5th 8.3   2.4 28th 41.6
Kalbarri 23.7 +0.9 30.9 5th 10.7 -0.4 6.0 12th 34.3 79.0 low 43%
Morawa Airport 19.8 -0.2 25.1 5th 6.1 -1.5 1.1 15th 20.0 38.8 low 52%
Mullewa 20.6 +0.7 26.6 5th 8.1 -0.4 4.0 28th 16.8 63.8 v low 26%
North Island 21.9 -0.4 25.6 7th 16.0 -0.7 10.5 20th 41.4 62.4 low 66%
Wongan Hills 18.5 +0.4 24.5 5th 6.4 -1.4 1.4 15th 27.2 70.4 v low 39%
Central Coast (district 09)
Badgingarra Research Stn 18.3 -0.4 23.8 5th 7.4 -1.0 3.9 28th 42.2 101.1 low 42%
Bickley 16.3 +0.3 21.4 5th 7.7 -0.4 3.4 28th 156.0 200.7 average 78%
Champion Lakes 19.1   24.1 5th 9.6   4.5 23rd 107.4
Garden Island HSF 18.9 -0.1 24.0 5th 11.8 -0.3 7.6 24th 85.4 113.3 low 75%
Gingin Aero 19.4 -0.2 24.6 5th 5.3 -2.2 -0.8 15th 112.6 115.3 average 98%
Gosnells City 20.1 +0.5 25.5 5th 8.8 -0.9 3.0 15th 116.4 170.5 low 68%
Jandakot Aero 19.1 +0.2 24.7 5th 5.6 -1.9 0.1 15th 115.0 158.4 average 73%
Jurien Bay 20.9 +0.3 27.2 5th 9.4 -0.9 4.5 13th 17.8 104.7 lowest 17%
Karnet 17.0 +0.7 22.5 5th 6.6 -0.7 0.8 28th 138.2 211.9 low 65%
Lancelin 20.7 +0.5 26.1 5th 9.7 -1.1 4.3 29th 50.0 119.5 v low 42%
Pearce RAAF 19.3 +0.5 23.9 5th 7.5 -1.9 1.2 29th 93.0 133.5 low 70%
Perth Airport 19.6 +0.7 24.9 5th 7.5 -1.5 1.0 14th 89.0 159.1 low 56%
Perth Metro 19.6 +0.3 24.6 5th 7.5 -1.1 1.9 14th 93.6 174.5 low 54%
Rottnest Island 18.8 +0.1 23.8 5th 13.5 +0.2 9.5 28th 79.2 150.2 low 53%
Swanbourne 19.9 +0.6 25.5 5th 9.9 -0.7 5.1 28th 87.6 124.9 low 70%
South Coast (district 09A)
Albany 18.1 +1.5 23.8 6th 11.2 +2.1 8.2 5th 80.8 132.9 low 61%
Albany Airport 17.7   23.1 6th 9.2   4.7 6th 77.2
Bridgetown 16.5 -0.2 22.1 5th 5.5 +0.3 -0.3 16th 75.4 110.3 average 68%
Bunbury 18.6 +0.2 22.9 5th 6.7 -1.5 0.1 28th 92.4 142.1 low 65%
Busselton Aero 17.7 -0.1 21.6 5th 7.5 -0.1 2.0 28th 108.2 132.9 average 81%
Cape Leeuwin 18.4 +1.1 23.1 6th 13.0 +0.8 9.4 29th 134.8 176.1 low 77%
Cape Naturaliste 18.5 +1.2 21.6 6th 12.6 +1.1 8.0 23rd 76.0 164.5 v low 46%
Collie East 17.3 +0.1 22.3 6th 4.0 -0.3 -0.9 16th        
Donnybrook 18.3 +0.9 24.0 6th 7.0 +0.3 1.5 28th 119.2 190.2 low 63%
Dwellingup 16.8 +0.9 22.4 5th 5.5 -1.0 -0.8 28th 150.2 240.2 low 63%
Esperance 19.1 +1.1 23.7 5th 9.9 +0.8 5.7 25th 55.8 79.1 low 71%
Esperance Aero 18.5 +1.3 22.8 5th 8.9 +0.5 5.1 25th 50.0 66.7 average 75%
Hopetoun North 16.9 -2.2 23.2 21st 6.5 -2.1 2.8 30th 30.6 46.8 low 65%
Jarrahwood 17.8 +0.6 22.7 6th 5.7 +0.4 0.2 14th 153.2 160.9 average 95%
Mandurah 18.6 0.0 24.0 5th 10.8 -0.8 5.6 23rd 96.4 123.8 average 78%
Manjimup 16.0 +0.7 22.1 6th 8.0 +0.6 4.5 29th 106.2 164.1 low 65%
North Walpole 17.2   22.6 6th 10.7   5.5 29th 113.2 170.0 low 67%
Pemberton 16.7 +0.8 22.3 6th 9.0 +0.9 4.1 29th 138.4 190.4 low 73%
Rocky Gully 16.0 +0.5 21.5 6th 8.2 +0.5 2.1 29th 87.6 90.2 average 97%
Windy Harbour 18.0 +0.3 22.9 6th 9.9 +0.5 3.3 29th 137.3 173.5 average 79%
Witchcliffe 17.3 -0.1 21.6 5th 9.4 +0.6 4.3 6th 204.0 177.2 average 115%
North Central (district 10)
Bencubbin 18.0 +0.6 23.8 5th 6.2 -1.1 0.5 28th 16.8 48.8 low 34%
Cunderdin Airfield 18.4 0.0 23.5 5th 4.8 -1.2 -0.8 28th 27.4 37.1 average 74%
Kellerberrin 18.2 +0.7 22.0 9th         16.9 53.6 v low 32%
Merredin 18.2 +0.9 23.0 4th 6.1 -0.7 -1.0 28th 17.0 49.2 v low 35%
Northam 18.3 +0.4 23.0 5th 4.3 -2.2 -0.7 16th 45.1 79.5 low 57%
York 18.3 -0.1 23.0 5th 3.7 -1.1 -1.4 16th 46.8 61.4 average 76%
South Central (district 10A)
Beverley 18.4 +0.5 24.0 9th 4.4 -1.6 -1.4 28th 39.0 78.3 low 50%
Brookton 17.4 +0.3 22.5 5th 4.3 -1.3 -0.6 15th 29.7 85.5 v low 35%
Corrigin 17.3 +0.9 22.2 5th 4.2 -1.7 -1.1 15th 25.1 60.2 low 42%
Hyden 18.1 +0.7 23.4 5th 4.8 -0.9 -2.5 15th 14.2 48.9 v low 29%
Jacup 17.3 +0.5 22.8 5th 7.0 +0.5 1.3 29th 39.2 39.5 average 99%
Katanning 16.3 +0.3 21.7 5th 7.0 +0.3 1.3 29th 35.2 57.9 low 61%
Lake Grace 17.0 0.0 21.9 5th 5.9 -0.4 0.7 23rd 13.6 30.3 low 45%
Narembeen 18.0 +0.5 23.1 5th 5.6 -0.8 0.0 23rd 19.7 51.7 low 38%
Narrogin 16.5 +1.1 22.0 5th 5.6 -0.8 -0.9 28th 41.8 86.0 low 49%
Newdegate Research Station 16.8 +0.2 21.7 5th 4.8 -0.3 -1.3 29th 19.0 49.1 low 39%
Ongerup 16.9 +0.9 22.1 5th 7.3 +0.6 1.5 29th 27.8 49.0 low 57%
Pingelly 16.9 +0.5 22.2 5th 5.4 -1.2 0.0 28th 40.4 81.6 low 50%
Ravensthorpe 17.9 +0.7 23.1 5th 8.3 +0.5 4.1 24th 40.1 43.3 average 93%
Wagin 16.7 +0.4 21.7 5th 6.3 +0.1 0.8 28th 23.0 72.2 v low 32%
Wandering 16.7 -0.2 21.6 9th 3.7 -0.9 -2.4 28th 65.0 73.9 average 88%
Eucla (district 11)
Balladonia 19.4 +1.4 24.2 2nd 5.5 -0.4 0.1 25th 18.4 25.9 average 71%
Eucla 18.6 -0.1 22.8 26th 8.5 +0.3 4.0 26th 32.0 30.1 average 106%
Eyre 19.4 +0.5 24.0 10th 5.6 -1.2 -2.2 26th 45.4 39.8 average 114%
Forrest 18.6 -0.4 23.1 26th 6.0 0.0 1.3 30th 6.0 15.7 low 38%
Red Rocks Point 19.1   23.2 18th 8.8   4.6 26th 31.4 35.1 average 89%
South East (district 12)
Bulga Downs 19.4 -0.4 24.5 21st 4.9 -1.6 -0.6 29th 3.8 27.0 low 14%
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport 18.3 +0.8 23.4 2nd 5.9 -0.3 -1.0 29th 5.6 27.9 low 20%
Laverton Aero 18.4 +0.1 23.2 26th 5.9 -1.0 0.5 24th 7.2 15.3 low 47%
Leinster Aero 18.7 -0.5 23.4 26th 6.0 -1.3 0.8 25th 5.0 15.6 low 32%
Leonora Aero 18.8   23.4 21st 5.4   -0.3 28th 5.4
Munglinup West 18.1 +0.6 23.2 5th 7.9 +0.2 4.3 16th 38.4 36.4 average 105%
Norseman Aero 18.3 +0.3 23.1 2nd 4.7 0.0 -2.6 25th 9.0 15.1 low 60%
Salmon Gums Res.Stn. 17.9 +1.0 22.4 21st 6.1 +0.4 -0.8 16th 17.8 37.8 low 47%
Southern Cross Airfield 18.2 +0.3 22.6 5th 3.8 -0.8 -2.7 28th 9.6 26.3 low 37%
Yeelirrie 19.4 -0.1 24.6 21st 2.3 -2.5 -4.6 24th 0.9 22.8 v low 4%
North East (district 13)
Balgo Hills 25.7 -0.3 31.5 21st 11.9 -0.7 7.1 29th 0 9.2 lowest 0%
Carnegie 20.7 -0.4 25.5 3rd 5.5 -1.5 0.2 17th 2.2 15.0 average 15%
Giles Meteorological Office 19.6 -0.6 27.1 22nd 6.6 -1.4 1.6 29th 0 17.4 lowest 0%
Warburton Airfield 19.8 -0.9 25.5 22nd 6.0 -0.4 0.9 26th 0.4 17.6 low 2%
Wiluna 19.7 -0.2 24.6 26th 4.9 -1.8 -0.7 24th 0 23.8 lowest 0%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Adele Island 28.1   30.7 3rd 24.3   21.0 18th
Browse Island 28.8   31.5 1st 26.0   23.3 17th
Christmas Island Aero 27.8 +0.8 29.2 6th 24.2 +1.0 22.4 20th 400.4 169.0 high 237%
Cocos Island Airport 29.2 +0.7 30.8 7th 25.1 +0.6 22.2 25th 233.2 211.2 average 110%
Varanus Island 24.6 -0.2 27.8 3rd 21.0 +0.2 17.5 13th 10.8 26.6 average 41%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Western Australia using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Tuesday 1 July 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

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