Western Australia in November 2014: Equal ninth warmest November nights

Mean maximum temperatures were near average or above average across much of WA in November 2014, whilst areas of very much above average mean maxima were recorded in the west Kimberley, Southern Interior and Eucla, with the Southern Interior and Eucla recording maximum temperatures 2 °C to 4 °C warmer than normal. Averaged across the State, the mean maximum temperature in November 2014 was 1.2 °C above the long-term average. For the Lower Southwest (southwest of a line from Jurien Bay to Bremer Bay), November 2014 was also above average.

Apart from western WA and parts of northern WA, mean minimum temperatures were above average to very much above average for most of the State. Mean minimum temperatures were 2 °C to 4 °C warmer than normal in the western Northern Interior, eastern Southern Interior and Eucla. Averaged across the State, the mean minimum temperature in November 2014 was well above the long-term average and ranked as the equal ninth warmest November since comparable records commenced in 1910. When averaged across the Lower Southwest, November 2014 was near average.

Rainfall in November 2014 in WA was near average to above average over much of the State. Most WA districts had sites that reported very much above average rainfall, except for the Lower West and Southwest, as thunderstorm events were common during the month, with a sites in the Central West, Eucla and South Coastal recording their wettest November on record. When averaged across the State as a whole, rainfall in November 2014 was above average, as was total rainfall averaged across the SWLD, however the Lower Southwest recorded near average rainfall.

  • Equal ninth warmest November for WA in terms of State-wide mean minimum temperature
  • High minimum temperatures in the west Kimberley in the second half of November and Broome Airport recorded three nights exceeding the previous record high minimum temperature for November
  • Frequent thunderstorms occurred in the north with some heavy falls
  • A middle level trough brought thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rainfall to central and southern WA from the 11th to 14th with daily rainfall records for November reported at Balladonia and Rawlinna Depot in the Eucla, whilst Nalyerlup in the South Coastal equalled its previous record, before breaking it later in the month. Balladonia also reported its lowest November maximum temperature on the 13th as a result of the persistent cloud and rain
  • A trough and a low off the west coast saw widespread thunderstorms across the State with moderate to heavy rainfall reported in western and central parts on the 26th and 27th. November daily rainfall records were registered at a few sites in the SWLD, including at Nalyerlup in the South Coastal where earlier in the month the previous record had been equalled, and the southern Goldfields as severe thunderstorms were reported with intense rainfall, hail, and severe wind gusts.

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Extremes in November 2014
Hottest day 44.7 °C at Marble Bar on the 25th
Warmest days on average 41.0 °C at Marble Bar
Coolest days on average 20.5 °C at Cape Leeuwin
Coldest day 13.0 °C at Ravensthorpe on the 13th
Coldest night 0.8 °C at Wandering on the 14th
Coolest nights on average 8.4 °C at Bridgetown
Warmest nights on average 28.4 °C at Browse Island
27.3 °C at Wyndham
Warmest night 31.5 °C at Argyle Aerodrome on the 24th
Warmest on average overall 33.7 °C at Fitzroy Crossing Aero
Coolest on average overall 15.2 °C at Shannon
Wettest overall 143.6 mm at Theda
Wettest day 83.4 mm at Coolangatta on the 27th
Strongest wind gust 115 km/h at Leonora Aero on the 27th

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
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 highest November daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Balladonia 47.8 on the 14th 47.2 on the 28th in 2013 90
King Rocks 37.4 on the 28th 35.6 on the 1st in 1939 75
Coolangatta 83.4 on the 27th 24.6 on the 19th in 1926 62
Rawlinna Depot 51.2 on the 15th =51.2 on the 16th in 1987 45
Nalyerlup 42.0 on the 28th 28.0 on the 22nd in 2008 32
Argyle Aerodrome 56.6 on the 26th 48.0 on the 20th in 2011 28
Koorarawalyee 35.6 on the 28th 33.5 on the 12th in 1914 24



Record highest November total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Coolangatta 95.6 33.6 in 1926 62 9.7
Rawlinna Depot 113.2 108.8 in 1998 45 24.8
Nalyerlup 109.8 108.5 in 2008 32 38.3

Highest November total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Average for
November
Wandana 60.0 98.0 in 1965* 47 9.5
Gnowangerup 91.2 107.0 in 1971 43 23.0
Ravensthorpe 84.0 189.4 in 1971* 42 30.7
Amery Acres 53.2 70.3 in 1965* 28 13.0
Jingemarra 31.2 32.0 in 1983* 26 7.1
Balladonia 91.3 110.4 in 1993 21 23.5
Beringarra 22.6 57.0 in 1965* 20 4.7
Woolgorong 24.7 43.4 in 1993* 20 6.0

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




Record highest November temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Troughton Island 35.6 on the 18th 35.4 on the 24th in 2007 36 33.0



Record lowest November daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Balladonia 14.7 on the 13th 15.2 on the 6th in 1999 50 27.9
Mount Elizabeth 28.7 on the 14th 29.2 on the 1st in 2010 22 36.1



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Broome Airport 29.6 on the 21st 29.1 on the 12th in 1982 76 25.1
Merredin 25.3 on the 10th = 25.3 on the 23rd in 1977 49 13.2
Narembeen 24.6 on the 10th 23.8 on the 25th in 1993 46 12.3
Carnegie 29.0 on the 7th 28.9 on the 25th in 2006 26 19.2



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Derby Aero 26.7 = 26.7 in 1979 29 25.4



Record highest November mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Broome Airport 30.8 = 30.8 in 2009 75 29.4
Derby Aero 32.9 32.7 in 1979 29 31.7

 


Summary statistics for November 2014
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
November
2014
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2014
Total for
November
2014
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2014
Fraction of
November
average
North Kimberley (district 01)
Doongan 35.9 -0.7 39.5 1st 22.2 -0.7 18.8 4th 91.7 111.5 average 82%
Kalumburu 36.5 -0.5 39.8 3rd 24.5 -0.1 22.4 7th 125.2 85.6 high 146%
Mount Elizabeth     39.1 1st 22.1 +0.5 19.2 22nd 127.2 77.5 high 164%
Troughton Island 33.4 +0.4 35.6 18th 28.0 +0.6 26.5 1st 2.6 10.0 average 26%
Truscott 35.2 +0.1 37.3 4th 25.7 -0.4 22.6 7th 2.6 27.5 low 9%
Wyndham 39.2 -0.2 42.1 4th 27.3 +0.2 22.2 26th 58.5 56.5 average 104%
Wyndham Aero 40.3 +0.5 43.2 4th 26.7 +0.1 23.0 26th 27.2 55.8 low 49%
East Kimberley (district 02)
Argyle Aerodrome 39.4 +0.7 42.3 21st 26.9 +0.8 21.6 26th 92.6 59.9 high 155%
Halls Creek Airport 37.7 -0.6 41.0 11th 24.5 0.0 20.6 2nd 61.8 38.9 high 159%
Kununurra Aero 40.0 +1.1 43.0 21st 25.5 +0.3 23.1 12th 6.6 59.5 v low 11%
Warmun 39.4 +0.1 42.2 20th 25.7 +0.7 22.0 2nd 67.5 60.6 average 111%
West Kimberley (district 03)
Bidyadanga 35.8 +0.9 40.2 26th 25.7 +1.7 22.9 2nd 4.8 7.7 high 62%
Broome Airport 35.2 +1.6 41.0 26th 26.4 +1.3 22.9 4th 10.0 9.3 high 108%
Curtin Aero 39.9 +0.1 42.9 1st 24.9 +0.9 21.7 8th 38.0 24.0 high 158%
Cygnet Bay 35.8 +0.6 37.8 20th     23.5 9th 1.6 5.9 average 27%
Derby Aero 39.1 +1.0 42.7 5th 26.7 +1.3 23.3 4th 6.2 12.6 average 49%
Fitzroy Crossing Aero 40.7 0.0 43.1 30th 26.7 +1.3 22.3 2nd 17.8 29.6 average 60%
De Grey (district 04)
Bedout Island 33.4   35.0 28th 26.5   24.4 4th
Karratha Aero 35.6 +0.7 39.3 8th 23.8 +0.8 21.6 14th 0 1.4 lowest 0%
Legendre Island 31.6   34.1 8th 24.8   23.6 4th
Mandora 37.6 +1.0 42.6 1st 23.9 +2.2 20.5 3rd 3.6 6.5 high 55%
Marble Bar 41.0 +0.6 44.7 25th 24.4 +0.6 21.0 27th 23.8 9.9 high 240%
Pardoo Station 38.4 +1.9 42.0 30th 23.8 +1.7 19.8 4th 1.2 3.2 high 38%
Port Hedland Airport 38.5 +2.3 41.9 7th 23.4 +2.0 20.2 4th 0.4 2.6 average 15%
Roebourne 40.1 +2.1 44.5 6th 22.9 +0.3 20.7 2nd 0 1.5 lowest 0%
Roebourne Aero 39.9 +1.3 44.0 25th 22.7 +0.4 19.8 16th 0 3.2 v low 0%
Fortescue (district 05)
Barrow Island Airport 30.5 +0.1 33.2 16th 23.3 +0.4 20.7 15th 0.8 1.8 high 44%
Learmonth Airport 34.7 +0.2 39.4 4th 18.2 -0.3 14.8 14th 0 1.9 lowest 0%
Mardie 36.4 0.0 40.3 9th 21.4 +1.3 18.3 1st 1.8 1.5 high 120%
Onslow Airport 34.5 +0.2 39.8 9th 20.9 +0.9 18.4 3rd 4.6 2.9 high 159%
Wittenoom 39.2 +1.2 42.5 5th 24.7 +1.1 20.1 10th 31.2 9.6 v high 325%
West Gascoyne (district 06)
Carnarvon Airport 27.9 +0.3 33.3 24th 18.8 +0.2 12.4 15th 0 4.0 lowest 0%
Denham 27.3 -0.4 30.7 24th 18.8 +0.2 16.0 16th 1.5 3.1 average 48%
Emu Creek Station 37.3 +0.5 42.6 5th 19.6 +0.3 17.1 3rd 0 3.7 lowest 0%
Murchison 33.7 -0.5 41.5 5th 17.2 +0.8 13.0 13th 16.8 6.4 high 263%
Shark Bay Airport 29.4 -0.9 37.2 25th 17.2 -0.4 14.0 14th 1.6 1.6 average 100%
East Gascoyne (district 07)
Newman Aero 37.4 +0.1 42.2 6th 21.8 +0.9 16.9 14th 46.8 13.1 v high 357%
Paraburdoo Aero 38.8 +0.5 43.3 5th 21.4 -0.1 17.6 20th 26.6 8.4 v high 317%
Murchison (district 07A)
Meekatharra Airport 34.4 +1.1 40.2 5th 19.0 +0.3 10.0 14th 21.2 11.8 high 180%
Mount Magnet Aero 33.3 +0.8 40.1 5th 17.7 -0.1 10.1 14th 7.8 11.0 average 71%
Paynes Find 33.0 +1.4 39.6 5th 15.5 +0.2 9.3 15th 5.0 10.7 average 47%
North Coast (district 08)
Dalwallinu 30.4 0.0 38.2 9th 13.1 +0.1 7.1 14th 18.6 9.7 high 192%
Geraldton Airport 27.1   41.4 25th 13.7   8.3 8th 2.0
Kalbarri 27.6 -0.6 39.2 25th 15.1 +0.2 10.4 1st 0.4 6.8 low 6%
Morawa Airport 31.7 -0.3 39.8 5th 14.2 -0.2 9.9 14th 8.8 9.3 average 95%
Mullewa 31.3 +0.2 40.0 25th 14.7 +0.3 11.2 13th 18.6 8.9 high 209%
North Island 25.7 +0.4 29.1 26th 19.6 +1.2 15.3 20th 2.4 6.9 average 35%
Wongan Hills 30.1 +1.1 38.2 9th 13.5 +0.4 7.3 14th 30.2 12.4 v high 244%
Central Coast (district 09)
Badgingarra Research Stn 28.4 0.0 37.7 26th 11.5 -0.8 6.2 6th 23.2 19.9 high 117%
Bickley 23.9 -1.0 34.4 9th 11.7 -0.1 5.6 14th 36.2 43.2 average 84%
Garden Island HSF 22.5 -1.4 28.8 1st 15.4 -0.3 10.5 14th 21.8 23.7 average 92%
Gingin Aero 27.2 -0.7 39.1 9th 11.4 -0.6 4.9 8th 27.0 21.0 high 129%
Gosnells City 26.5 -1.0 38.0 9th 14.3 -0.1 8.6 14th
Jandakot Aero 25.8 -0.4 37.2 9th 12.2 -0.4 7.2 8th 14.8 29.1 average 51%
Jurien Bay 25.5 -0.4 37.7 25th 13.6 +0.1 7.0 15th 10.7 18.5 average 58%
Karnet 23.6 -0.8 34.2 9th 10.7 -0.7 5.7 14th 32.0 47.2 average 68%
Lancelin 25.3 +0.4 34.0 25th 14.0 -0.1 6.5 15th 17.0 20.8 average 82%
Medina Research Centre     37.3 9th 12.8 -0.6 7.6 14th 20.7 31.4 average 66%
Pearce RAAF 28.2 +1.0 39.1 9th 11.8 -0.7 4.8 8th 20.0 23.6 average 85%
Perth Airport 26.4 +0.5 38.2 9th 12.5 -0.2 8.3 8th 26.0 26.6 average 98%
Perth Metro 26.2 -0.3 37.8 9th 14.0 -0.3 9.1 14th 23.8 22.3 average 107%
Rottnest Island 22.9 -0.2 29.4 1st 15.9 0.0 9.8 24th 26.0 17.3 high 150%
Swanbourne 25.2 -0.2 34.6 9th 14.3 -0.4 8.0 14th 19.4 24.3 average 80%
South Coast (district 09A)
Albany 21.0 +0.6 30.1 10th 13.2 +0.8 8.2 8th 44.9 45.2 average 99%
Albany Airport 22.1   29.9 10th 10.4   3.7 8th 38.6
Bridgetown 23.6 -0.6 31.8 9th 8.4 -1.0 1.5 24th 28.0 33.6 average 83%
Bunbury 24.1 -0.3 33.9 9th 11.5 -0.7 3.8 14th 18.0 25.7 low 70%
Busselton Aero 23.9 -1.0 33.0 9th 9.6 -1.2 3.2 14th 19.8 25.6 average 77%
Cape Leeuwin 20.5 +0.4 23.6 27th 14.8 +0.6 10.4 15th 28.2 37.1 average 76%
Cape Naturaliste 22.3 +0.9 31.0 9th 12.9 +0.4 8.6 15th 24.8 26.2 average 95%
Collie East 24.4 -0.8 34.4 9th 8.7 -1.3 2.3 24th 23.6 32.3 average 73%
Donnybrook 24.9 +0.1 33.6 9th 10.8 +0.3 4.5 14th 29.5 33.7 average 88%
Dwellingup 23.8 +0.2 34.6 9th 10.5 +0.1 4.4 14th 36.4 47.0 average 77%
Esperance 24.3 +1.2 34.2 18th 13.8 +1.1 8.0 15th 46.8 34.5 high 136%
Esperance Aero 25.2 +1.1 35.2 5th 12.5 +0.6 7.0 15th 71.6 37.5 high 191%
Hopetoun North 23.2 -0.2 38.5 10th 12.9 +0.6 7.8 1st 33.2 37.5 average 89%
Jarrahwood 23.9 +0.2 32.0 9th 8.6 -1.0 1.5 14th 32.0 44.4 average 72%
Mandurah 24.3 -0.4 35.8 9th 15.1 -0.5 9.8 14th 22.8 26.3 average 87%
Manjimup 22.7 +0.8 31.8 26th 9.9 -0.2 5.1 8th 42.2 46.8 average 90%
North Walpole 21.2 +0.1 29.1 26th 11.4 -0.5 7.0 8th 49.4 63.2 average 78%
Pemberton 21.8 +0.4 29.6 26th       67.1 61.7 average 109%
Rocky Gully 22.2 -1.0 31.3 26th 9.4 -0.5 3.7 15th 42.6 40.9 average 104%
Shannon 21.0 -1.7 30.2 26th 9.4 -0.9 4.6 15th 48.4 50.4 average 96%
Windy Harbour 21.2 +0.4 27.8 10th 11.9 0.0 6.9 1st 65.5 44.5 high 147%
Witchcliffe 21.1 -1.7 26.1 1st 11.0 +0.1 4.9 15th 46.6 38.2 high 122%
North Central (district 10)
Bencubbin 30.0 +1.0 38.1 9th 14.3 +1.2 6.5 14th 16.6 13.5 average 123%
Cunderdin Airfield 30.7 +0.7 39.6 9th 12.3 0.0 7.0 14th 30.0 16.1 high 186%
Kellerberrin     38.7 9th     5.5 14th 29.1 12.5 v high 233%
Merredin 30.0 +1.4 37.9 9th 14.3 +1.1 6.0 14th 24.4 14.7 high 166%
Northam 29.1 +0.6 38.5 9th 12.6 +0.2 6.5 14th 14.0 12.4 average 113%
York 29.5 +0.3 38.7 9th 10.5 -0.6 4.5 14th 8.1 15.9 average 51%
South Central (district 10A)
Beverley 29.9 +1.4 38.0 9th 11.6 0.0 3.4 14th 12.6 15.2 average 83%
Brookton 28.3 +0.8 37.6 9th 11.0 0.0 4.0 14th 15.0 14.8 average 101%
Corrigin 29.1 +2.0 36.6 10th 12.3 +0.9 6.7 15th 28.5 16.6 high 172%
Hyden 29.7 +1.3 38.7 10th 12.2 +0.7 4.9 15th 60.8 19.2 v high 317%
Jacup 26.1 +1.5 36.6 10th 10.0 +0.1 3.5 15th 37.2 31.2 high 119%
Katanning 26.7 +0.6 33.4 26th 10.0 0.0 4.3 24th 20.2 25.0 average 81%
Lake Grace 27.7 +0.7 35.9 10th 12.4 +0.5 5.8 14th 52.6 25.8 high 204%
Narembeen 29.8 +1.3 37.9 10th 13.4 +1.1 6.6 15th 54.3 16.9 v high 321%
Narrogin 27.0 +1.4 35.5 9th 10.8 +0.7 4.4 14th 17.4 18.3 average 95%
Newdegate Research Station 28.4 +1.2 38.0 10th 10.0 -0.1 2.1 15th 42.6 22.0 high 194%
Ongerup 25.7 +1.4 32.6 10th 10.7 +0.1 4.8 15th 56.0 25.8 v high 217%
Pingelly 27.7 +1.4 35.6 9th 11.5 +0.1 4.5 14th 24.6 15.4 high 160%
Ravensthorpe 26.0 +1.0 36.5 10th 11.2 +0.2 4.9 1st 84.0 30.7 v high 274%
Wagin 27.0 +1.4 35.2 9th 11.0 +0.3 4.5 15th 16.5 18.1 average 91%
Wandering 27.1 -0.2 35.8 9th 8.5 -1.0 0.8 14th 24.0 20.4 average 118%
Eucla (district 11)
Balladonia 28.2 +0.3 40.4 6th 12.2 +0.9 5.9 15th 91.3 23.5 v high 389%
Eucla 28.1 +3.8 39.9 6th 14.6 +1.2 7.5 5th 50.0 18.5 v high 270%
Eyre 27.7 +3.4 43.5 6th 13.1 +1.1 3.0 5th 43.6 20.7 v high 211%
Forrest 32.0 +2.1 40.3 6th 14.6 +1.6 6.5 5th 33.6 22.3 high 151%
Red Rocks Point 25.7 +2.3 41.6 6th 15.4 +0.7 8.8 16th 54.0 19.7 v high 274%
South East (district 12)
Bulga Downs 33.5 +0.7 41.5 6th 17.9 +0.8 8.5 15th 24.6 10.9 high 226%
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport 30.0 +1.0 40.3 6th 15.5 +1.4 7.5 15th 42.0 18.4 v high 228%
Laverton Aero 32.9 +1.9 41.9 6th 18.0 +1.0 7.3 15th 12.6 19.8 average 64%
Leinster Aero 33.7 +1.2 42.0 6th 18.9 +0.8 9.5 15th 17.2 17.4 average 99%
Leonora Aero 33.3   42.4 6th 18.5   8.7 15th 16.2
Munglinup West 26.5 +0.6 36.2 10th 11.3 -0.1 5.1 15th 62.2 33.1 high 188%
Norseman Aero 27.7 -0.9 37.4 6th 12.3 +0.1 5.1 1st 71.8 32.1 high 224%
Salmon Gums Res.Stn. 26.7 +0.4 36.1 6th 10.9 +0.8 1.7 15th 54.4 26.6 high 205%
Southern Cross Airfield 30.0 +0.1 37.6 9th 14.1 +1.0 6.8 14th 27.6 18.1 average 152%
Yeelirrie 34.7 +1.7 42.2 6th     10.0 14th 8.2 10.1 average 81%
North East (district 13)
Balgo Hills     42.5 11th     19.5 2nd 43.9 24.4 high 180%
Carnegie 36.6 +1.1 42.5 6th 20.8 +1.6 11.6 15th 16.7 12.9 high 129%
Giles Meteorological Office 36.3 +2.0 41.9 22nd 21.8 +1.9 16.1 15th 20.0 27.9 average 72%
Telfer Aero 39.8 +0.4 44.1 30th 25.5 +2.1 21.1 27th 30.8 16.5 high 187%
Warburton Airfield 36.7 +2.4 42.4 22nd 21.8 +3.2 12.8 15th 26.4 25.1 average 105%
Wiluna     42.5 6th     10.0 14th 36.5 11.4 v high 320%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Adele Island 31.5   33.2 26th 27.4   25.3 28th
Browse Island 31.7   34.1 19th 28.4   24.6 28th
Christmas Island Aero 27.6 +0.3 28.9 4th 23.7 +0.9 21.7 8th 149.0 149.0 average 100%
Cocos Island Airport 28.9 -0.2 29.8 24th 25.2 +0.7 23.9 30th 41.4 100.1 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 Monday 1 December 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages for individual sites 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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