Thursday, 1 March 2007 - Seasonal Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in summer 2006-07
Dry and warm summer with a stormy end

Summary

  • Driest summer for 22 years, however, the end of the El Nio brings some relief.
  • 9th consecutive summer with above average maximum temperatures.
  • 9th consecutive summer with above average minimum temperatures.
  • Above average number of summer thunderstorms.

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Rainfall

The statewide average for summer in NSW was 112.6 mm, which is well below the historical average1 of 169 mm. It was the driest summer since 1984/85, with vast areas of the central and northeast of the state receiving below average falls. Eastern parts of the northern border areas were particularly dry, with some areas receiving very much below average rainfall. In contrast, the far west of the state recorded average rainfall, with large parts receiving above average rainfall.

The below average rainfall for summer was largely attributed to the El Nio induced drought, which affected rainfall across much of eastern Australia during the last year. February brought an end to the current El Nio event and a return to a more normal climate pattern. Good rains fell across eastern Australia during the second half of summer to provide some much needed relief from the drought conditions.

The Murray Darling Basin recorded 112.6 mm of rain, which was also well below the average of 144.5 mm.

Some sites had their lowest total summer rainfall on record.

See a map of total rainfall. See a map of rainfall deciles.

Temperature

Most parts of NSW experienced above average maximum temperatures during summer, with a statewide average of 32.6 C, 1.4 degrees above the historical average of 31.2 C. It was the 9th warmest summer on record, and the 5th consecutive summer with above average maximum temperatures. Parts of the western slopes and central ranges recorded very much above average conditions. The far northeast of NSW was the only area to experience below average maximum temperatures.

Average minimum temperatures were also above average through most parts of the state. The statewide average was 18.2 C, which is 1.1 C above the historical average of 17.1 C. Coastal areas north from the Hunter and the Northern Tablelands were the only parts of the State to record below average temperatures.

Some sites had their highest summer temperature on record.

See a map of mean maximum temperatures. See a map of maximum temperature anomalies.

Some sites had their warmest summer night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.

See a map of mean minimum temperatures. See a map of minimum temperature anomalies.

 

Other Phenomena

Thunderstorm activity has generally been above average during summer, and particularly in the month of February. Persistent inland troughs, moist easterly airflow and cool air aloft was the main reason for the increased thunderstorm events.

Further information

Louise Tilley
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
46.0 C at Ivanhoe Post Office on 11 Jan 2007
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
36.4 C at Ivanhoe Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
16.8 C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
0.1 C at Thredbo AWS on 25 Dec 2006
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
-5.7 C at Thredbo AWS on 26 Dec 2006
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
6.5 C at Thredbo Village
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
22.8 C at Tibooburra Post Office
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
31.6 C at Ivanhoe Post Office on 17 Jan 2007
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
616.4 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
605.4 mm at Robertson (Caalong Street)
Driest overall
Lowest total rainfall
10.2 mm at Tallimba (Avonlea)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
286.0 mm at East Kangaloon (Illawarra) on 12 Feb 2007
Highest wind gust
98 km/h at Green Cape AWS on 27 Jan 2007
98 km/h at Coonamble Airport AWS on 26 Feb 2007

Records

Record lowest total summer rainfall
Total rainfall
for summer 2006-07 (mm)
Previous lowest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Comboyne Post Office 155.2 188.8 in 1990 611.4 102
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 203.0 227.2 in 2001 547.5 43
Wooli Beach 149.3 157.0 in 1997 392.9 38



Record highest summer mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for summer 2006-07 (C)
Previous highest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Albury Airport 32.8 = 32.8 in 2002 30.2 23


Lowest summer mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for summer 2006-07 (C)
Most recent lower
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.7 23.2 in 1971 25.3 35
Norfolk Island Aero 23.5 23.0 in 1971 24.3 35



Record highest summer temperature
Highest temperature
in summer 2006-07 (C)
Previous highest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Burrinjuck Dam 42.5 on 12 Jan 2007 42.4 on 23 Jan 2001 28.5 43



Record lowest summer daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in summer 2006-07 (C)
Previous lowest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Thredbo AWS 0.1 on 25 Dec 2006 0.3 on 3 Feb 2005 15.4 28
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 14.6 on 12 Dec 2006 = 14.6 on 10 Dec 2002 26.5 26



Record highest summer mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for summer 2006-07 (C)
Previous highest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Peak Hill Post Office 20.6 = 20.6 in 2003 18.5 40



Record highest summer daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in summer 2006-07 (C)
Previous highest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Albury Airport 25.8 on 17 Jan 2007 25.7 on 30 Jan 2006 14.7 24



Record lowest summer temperature
Lowest temperature
in summer 2006-07 (C)
Previous lowest
for summer
Normal for
summer
Years of
record
Tumbarumba Post Office 0.1 on 26 Dec 2006 0.4 on 4 Dec 1987 11.1 41
Wollongong University 8.3 on 26 Dec 2006 8.5 on 1 Dec 1986 17.6 37
Nerriga Composite 0.0 on 26 Dec 2006 0.1 on 7 Dec 2002 12.0 36
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 5.8 on 26 Dec 2006 6.9 on 4 Dec 1987 15.8 26



Summaries

Summary statistics for summer 2006-07
Maximum temperatures
for summer
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for summer
(C)
Rainfall
for summer
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2006-07
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
summer
2006-07
Mean for
summer
2006-07
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
summer
2006-07
Total for
summer
2006-07
Normal
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2006-07
Fraction of
summer
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 34.8 42.9 5 Feb 2007 20.5 11.0 27 Dec 2006 32.0
Tibooburra Airport 35.6 43.1 11 Jan 2007 22.7 13.2 27 Dec 2006 84.2
Tibooburra Post Office 35.5 +0.1 43.0 14 Dec 2006 22.8 +1.7 12.7 27 Dec 2006 144.2 79.0 high 183%
White Cliffs AWS 35.6 43.5 4 Feb 2007 22.0 12.7 26 Dec 2006 30.4
White Cliffs Post Office 35.7 +0.6 44.2 11 Jan 2007 21.8 +1.7 12.6 26 Dec 2006 29.9 77.5 low 39%
Wilcannia 35.4 +0.8 45.6 11 Jan 2007 19.9 +0.9 10.2 27 Dec 2006 17.7 76.1 low 23%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 35.6 44.7 11 Jan 2007 19.9 10.8 13 Dec 2006 27.2
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 32.6 +0.6 42.7 11 Jan 2007 19.1 +1.2 9.2 25 Dec 2006 139.8 69.2 very high 202%
Lake Victoria Storage 32.6 +1.4 43.2 5 Feb 2007 10.0 3 Dec 2006 66.8 56.6 normal 118%
Menindee Post Office 35.1 +1.5 43.6 5 Feb 2007 19.2 +1.4 10.2 13 Dec 2006 130.0 66.3 high 196%
Pooncarie Telecentre 45.0 4 Feb 2007 16.5 7.0 5 Dec 2006 58.9 64.5 normal 91%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 36.2 44.2 12 Jan 2007 22.2 12.5 27 Dec 2006 36.8
Brewarrina Hospital 35.3 -0.1 42.7 6 Feb 2007 20.8 +0.9 10.5 26 Dec 2006 116.2 134.1 normal 87%
Cobar Airport AWS 34.4 43.3 6 Feb 2007 19.8 7.8 27 Dec 2006 49.4
Cobar MO 34.6 +1.3 42.9 6 Feb 2007 20.8 +1.1 10.6 26 Dec 2006 31.0 122.1 very low 25%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 35.4 43.0 7 Feb 2007 21.0 5.0 26 Dec 2006 122.4
Wanaaring Post Office 35.8 43.0 6 Feb 2007 21.8 12.6 27 Dec 2006 109.6 97.4 normal 113%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 32.7 +0.6 41.7 5 Feb 2007 16.7 +0.8 6.3 26 Dec 2006 122.6 70.9 high 173%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 34.7 44.6 11 Jan 2007 19.5 9.3 26 Dec 2006 28.8
Ivanhoe Post Office 36.4 +2.3 46.0 11 Jan 2007 18.5 +1.1 9.1 16 Dec 2006 34.6 81.5 low 42%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 33.7 +1.0 41.8 6 Feb 2007 19.4 +2.1 10.5 4 Dec 2006 94.5 128.8 normal 73%
Condobolin Airport AWS 34.0 42.5 12 Jan 2007 18.8 8.0 26 Dec 2006 123.6
Peak Hill Post Office 34.3 +1.8 43.0 12 Jan 2007 20.6 +2.1 8.8 27 Dec 2006 87.5 158.0 low 55%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 33.1 41.7 11 Jan 2007 17.8 7.8 26 Dec 2006 58.0
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 34.8 42.7 7 Feb 2007 20.2 11.0 28 Dec 2006 157.6
Coonamble Comparison 34.8 +0.6 41.8 7 Feb 2007 20.4 +1.8 11.1 27 Dec 2006 157.6 159.0 normal 99%
Nyngan Airport 34.5 +1.0 43.4 12 Jan 2007 20.5 +1.7 12.0 26 Dec 2006 147.0 139.4 normal 105%
Trangie Research Station AWS 33.8 +1.4 42.1 12 Jan 2007 19.7 +1.9 9.5 26 Dec 2006 147.4 142.6 normal 103%
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Moree Aero 33.9 39.3 27 Jan 2007 19.8 11.1 27 Dec 2006 117.4
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 32.9 +1.8 39.9 13 Jan 2007 16.2 +0.6 6.4 27 Dec 2006 175.1 240.5 normal 73%
Narrabri Airport AWS 34.3 41.3 13 Jan 2007 19.6 10.3 27 Dec 2006 119.0
Pindari Dam 31.4 +0.8 38.6 13 Jan 2007 16.8 -0.1 9.6 29 Jan 2007 156.3 268.5 very low 58%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 33.9 41.3 13 Jan 2007 18.1 6.8 26 Dec 2006 88.4
Gunnedah Pool 32.8 -0.5 39.8 13 Jan 2007 18.8 +1.1 9.9 27 Dec 2006 93.8 205.2 low 46%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 32.8 +1.5 40.1 13 Jan 2007 19.3 +1.0 10.7 26 Dec 2006 114.4 224.5 very low 51%
Quirindi Post Office 33.0 +1.4 39.0 6 Feb 2007 16.9 +1.1 7.2 25 Dec 2006 149.4 227.2 low 66%
Tamworth Airport AWS 32.6 39.6 13 Jan 2007 17.5 7.7 26 Dec 2006 148.2
Woolbrook 27.8 +0.9 35.0 13 Jan 2007 12.0 +0.3 2.5 26 Dec 2006 244.0 273.0 normal 89%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 26.0 32.8 13 Jan 2007 11.8 3.1 27 Dec 2006 283.4
Armidale Airport AWS 25.5 33.1 12 Jan 2007 12.6 4.8 27 Dec 2006 289.6
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 25.3 +0.4 32.0 31 Jan 2007 12.5 -0.5 6.5 29 Dec 2006 197.9 307.7 low 64%
Glen Innes Post Office 25.7 -0.3 32.9 13 Jan 2007 13.5 +0.7 8.2 29 Dec 2006 219.1 313.1 low 70%
Guyra Hospital 23.7 +0.3 30.0 7 Feb 2007 11.3 -0.3 4.3 18 Dec 2006 275.2 341.1 low 81%
Inverell 30.8 37.2 13 Jan 2007 14.5 7.0 18 Dec 2006 213.4
Tenterfield 25.7 -1.0 33.2 12 Jan 2007 13.1 -0.8 5.5 29 Dec 2006 204.5 313.8 low 65%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 26.3 -0.3 33.4 27 Jan 2007 16.3 -0.4 11.7 18 Dec 2006 427.2 495.2 normal 86%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 27.2 33.0 27 Jan 2007 17.9 11.0 1 Dec 2006 374.6
Byron Bay 27.4 32.8 26 Jan 2007 20.2 15.3 18 Dec 2006 285.4
Byron Bay 27.3 +0.2 32.2 26 Jan 2007 20.1 -0.3 14.4 1 Dec 2006 300.1 488.2 low 61%
Casino Airport 29.8 -1.2 37.8 27 Jan 2007 18.2 -0.2 12.4 29 Dec 2006 300.6 407.9 normal 74%
Casino Airport AWS 28.9 37.6 27 Jan 2007 17.6 11.7 1 Dec 2006 305.0
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 27.6 37.2 27 Jan 2007 18.4 13.3 1 Dec 2006 70.6
Grafton Airport 28.7 36.7 27 Jan 2007 17.4 11.7 19 Dec 2006 270.8
Grafton Olympic Pool 28.9 -0.9 38.0 27 Jan 2007 18.3 -0.9 11.0 13 Feb 2007 302.0 399.5 low 76%
Grafton Research Stn 28.8 37.4 27 Jan 2007 18.3 13.4 19 Dec 2006 322.2 356.7 normal 90%
Lismore 28.0 35.8 27 Jan 2007 18.0 13.3 7 Dec 2006 266.5
Lismore Airport AWS 29.1 36.8 27 Jan 2007 16.6 10.8 1 Dec 2006 217.6
Murwillumbah 28.5 -0.8 35.6 27 Jan 2007 12.9 29 Dec 2006 320.3 575.4 low 56%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.2 -0.2 31.0 27 Jan 2007 19.5 -0.4 15.0 18 Dec 2006 193.6 413.1 very low 47%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 26.7 0 36.2 27 Jan 2007 18.3 -0.7 12.2 27 Dec 2006 265.0 541.5 very low 49%
Dorrigo 23.6 31.3 27 Jan 2007 13.5 8.4 27 Dec 2006 397.9
Kempsey 28.6 -0.3 39.5 27 Jan 2007 16.7 -0.7 10.0 27 Dec 2006 274.9 395.3 low 70%
Kempsey Airport AWS 28.4 39.7 27 Jan 2007 16.1 8.8 27 Dec 2006 279.4
South West Rocks 27.3 +0.8 31.4 5 Feb 2007 19.4 +0.2 15.0 17 Dec 2006 254.2 436.6 very low 58%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 25.4 37.5 27 Jan 2007 18.1 9.5 9 Jan 2007 200.3 318.3 low 63%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 26.9 39.2 27 Jan 2007 16.9 8.7 27 Dec 2006 331.0
Taree Airport AWS 28.2 40.0 27 Jan 2007 16.9 9.0 27 Dec 2006 203.0
Yarras 28.9 +0.3 38.0 27 Jan 2007 16.8 -0.1 10.0 27 Dec 2006 616.4 612.3 normal 101%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 30.2 42.0 12 Jan 2007 16.4 6.5 26 Dec 2006 137.8
Gosford 27.0 -0.2 40.9 21 Jan 2007 16.0 -0.4 7.0 26 Dec 2006 326.6 382.7 normal 85%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 44.6 12 Jan 2007 17.6 +1.0 6.3 27 Dec 2006 137.0 217.5 low 63%
Lostock Dam 30.0 +1.2 41.4 12 Jan 2007 16.4 -0.5 8.9 27 Dec 2006 217.4 345.0 low 63%
Maitland Visitors Centre 30.0 40.5 21 Jan 2007 17.0 8.3 26 Dec 2006 132.6
Mangrove Mountain AWS 26.6 38.8 21 Jan 2007 16.0 8.7 26 Dec 2006 374.8
Murrurundi Gap AWS 28.1 37.0 12 Jan 2007 15.4 8.0 27 Dec 2006 173.2
Murrurundi Post Office 30.7 +0.5 39.5 12 Jan 2007 14.1 -0.5 3.0 27 Dec 2006 165.6 256.5 low 65%
Nelson Bay 26.0 34.2 27 Jan 2007 19.3 14.6 27 Dec 2006 151.1 305.0 low 50%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.7 -1.6 36.3 21 Jan 2007 18.7 -0.1 13.5 26 Dec 2006 215.4 277.3 normal 78%
Newcastle University 28.1 40.2 21 Jan 2007 18.3 10.8 27 Dec 2006 185.2
Norah Head AWS 25.3 36.5 21 Jan 2007 18.6 12.6 26 Dec 2006 198.2
Paterson 30.3 +1.1 41.3 12 Jan 2007 16.7 -0.4 8.1 27 Dec 2006 115.8 299.3 very low 39%
Peats Ridge 26.7 +0.2 38.2 21 Jan 2007 15.5 -0.3 5.8 26 Dec 2006 381.1 365.1 normal 104%
Scone Airport AWS 31.9 41.9 12 Jan 2007 16.6 7.2 27 Dec 2006 113.6
Singleton Stp 31.9 43.0 12 Jan 2007 16.8 8.4 27 Dec 2006 92.8
Williamtown RAAF 28.0 +0.5 41.1 21 Jan 2007 16.7 -0.8 8.8 27 Dec 2006 137.8 298.7 very low 46%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 31.9 +1.8 39.4 12 Jan 2007 16.9 +1.0 7.0 26 Dec 2006 127.1 195.6 low 65%
Mudgee Airport AWS 31.2 39.0 12 Jan 2007 15.9 5.1 26 Dec 2006 126.6
Nullo Mountain AWS 23.7 33.4 12 Jan 2007 12.7 3.3 26 Dec 2006 297.8
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 29.4 +2.2 39.0 12 Jan 2007 13.5 +0.8 3.5 26 Dec 2006 199.1 189.2 normal 105%
Bathurst Airport AWS 28.9 38.5 12 Jan 2007 14.0 3.8 26 Dec 2006 212.0
Cowra Research Centre 32.5 +2.2 41.5 12 Jan 2007 17.8 +1.8 6.7 26 Dec 2006 117.0 174.0 normal 67%
Katoomba 23.5 +0.8 35.7 12 Jan 2007 12.8 +0.4 4.2 26 Dec 2006 489.9 448.6 normal 109%
Lithgow 25.6 36.1 12 Jan 2007 12.3 3.9 27 Dec 2006 307.3 235.7 high 130%
Mount Boyce AWS 23.8 36.1 12 Jan 2007 12.6 3.3 26 Dec 2006 327.2
Oberon 25.3 +1.6 35.0 12 Jan 2007 10.3 +0.4 2.5 26 Dec 2006 200.0 213.0 normal 94%
Orange Agricultural Institute 26.8 +1.1 34.6 12 Jan 2007 13.2 +0.7 2.6 26 Dec 2006 242.9 244.1 normal 100%
Orange Airport AWS 26.8 35.6 12 Jan 2007 12.6 2.3 26 Dec 2006 236.2
Orange Airport Comparison 26.7 +1.7 35.0 12 Jan 2007 13.0 +1.6 2.0 27 Dec 2006 244.8 240.7 normal 102%
Springwood Bowling Club 27.2 38.1 12 Jan 2007 15.7 8.2 26 Dec 2006 318.8 368.0 normal 87%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 31.4 +0.3 38.8 6 Feb 2007 14.9 +0.7 5.0 27 Dec 2006 242.0 237.6 normal 102%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 30.2 38.2 6 Feb 2007 17.0 8.4 26 Dec 2006 127.4
Dunedoo Post Office 32.8 +1.6 40.0 11 Jan 2007 17.6 +1.3 8.4 27 Dec 2006 171.9 193.6 normal 89%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 32.8 42.3 12 Jan 2007 17.0 6.6 27 Dec 2006 144.4
Cowra Airport Comparison 32.7 +1.5 42.1 12 Jan 2007 17.0 +2.5 7.7 26 Dec 2006 154.8 162.0 normal 96%
Dubbo Airport AWS 33.6 41.8 12 Jan 2007 18.5 8.6 27 Dec 2006 53.4
Forbes Airport AWS 33.7 43.3 12 Jan 2007 17.9 8.1 26 Dec 2006 105.0
Parkes 33.8 +2.4 44.2 12 Jan 2007 18.8 +1.6 7.0 26 Dec 2006 161.7 157.0 normal 103%
Parkes Airport AWS 32.8 41.0 6 Feb 2007 17.8 7.0 26 Dec 2006 123.2 167.0 normal 74%
Wellington 33.2 +1.0 41.2 12 Jan 2007 18.3 +2.1 8.3 26 Dec 2006 105.2 164.6 low 64%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 28.0 +0.3 41.0 21 Jan 2007 17.6 0 9.4 26 Dec 2006 221.2 265.1 normal 83%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.6 40.3 21 Jan 2007 17.5 8.5 26 Dec 2006 270.6
Holsworthy Control Range 28.0 41.3 21 Jan 2007 16.7 7.0 26 Dec 2006 248.2
Parramatta North 28.1 +0.3 41.0 21 Jan 2007 17.1 +0.1 9.8 17 Dec 2006 303.1 296.6 normal 102%
Riverview Observatory 40.3 21 Jan 2007 17.7 +0.6 9.3 20 Dec 2006 233.6 300.0 normal 78%
Sydney 25.6 0 38.7 21 Jan 2007 19.3 +1.0 13.4 4 Dec 2006 227.2 297.5 normal 76%
Sydney Airport AMO 26.4 +0.3 40.5 21 Jan 2007 19.2 +0.9 12.3 26 Dec 2006 225.2 281.9 normal 80%
Sydney Olympic Park 27.3 40.8 21 Jan 2007 18.6 12.6 4 Dec 2006 228.6
Terrey Hills AWS 26.1 39.7 21 Jan 2007 9.6 26 Dec 2006 216.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 29.3 42.0 21 Jan 2007 16.4 9.2 17 Dec 2006 257.8
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 29.1 41.0 21 Jan 2007 16.9 9.0 26 Dec 2006 226.4
Liverpool 28.9 41.4 21 Jan 2007 17.0 7.8 26 Dec 2006 225.8
Penrith Lakes AWS 30.3 41.6 21 Jan 2007 17.9 12.0 17 Dec 2006 263.6
Prospect Dam 28.7 +0.9 41.0 21 Jan 2007 17.2 0 10.6 27 Dec 2006 247.2 262.6 normal 94%
Richmond RAAF 29.5 40.9 12 Jan 2007 17.0 8.5 26 Dec 2006 287.6
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 25.9 39.0 21 Jan 2007 15.8 7.0 4 Dec 2006 306.0
Bellambi AWS 24.2 31.8 21 Jan 2007 17.8 11.2 26 Dec 2006 290.8
Bowral 25.1 +0.4 36.9 12 Jan 2007 13.5 +0.8 5.4 26 Dec 2006 298.2 249.7 high 119%
Camden Airport AWS 29.2 +0.2 41.1 21 Jan 2007 16.5 +0.4 9.1 26 Dec 2006 278.4 231.2 normal 120%
Campbelltown 28.7 40.3 1 Dec 2006 15.9 7.0 26 Dec 2006 313.8
Jervis Bay 24.0 33.8 21 Jan 2007 17.4 11.9 26 Dec 2006 323.8
Moss Vale AWS 25.2 37.2 12 Jan 2007 13.3 3.5 4 Dec 2006 257.2
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 26.4 40.2 21 Jan 2007 15.5 7.9 26 Dec 2006 398.2
Wollongong University 25.2 -0.2 38.4 21 Jan 2007 16.8 -0.8 8.3 26 Dec 2006 271.4 376.7 normal 72%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 25.6 40.2 1 Dec 2006 15.2 4.9 26 Dec 2006 256.4
Bega AWS 27.2 36.5 20 Jan 2007 14.1 7.6 13 Dec 2006 376.2
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 26.3 39.9 12 Jan 2007 11.6 0.3 26 Dec 2006 221.0
Green Cape AWS 23.1 28.8 9 Feb 2007 16.3 9.6 25 Dec 2006 95.4
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.2 35.0 7 Jan 2007 14.1 5.0 3 Dec 2006 236.2
Montague Island Lighthouse 22.6 -0.1 31.5 21 Jan 2007 17.2 +0.1 8.7 26 Dec 2006 146.8 219.6 normal 67%
Moruya Airport AWS 24.1 38.0 21 Jan 2007 14.7 4.0 26 Dec 2006 241.6
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.3 -0.3 37.0 21 Jan 2007 16.1 +0.4 6.9 26 Dec 2006 238.0 263.4 normal 90%
Narooma Rvcp 23.0 -0.1 36.0 21 Jan 2007 16.2 +0.1 8.8 26 Dec 2006 330.6 250.7 high 132%
Nerriga Composite 26.0 +0.6 39.0 12 Jan 2007 12.1 +0.1 0.0 26 Dec 2006 236.9 199.3 normal 119%
Ulladulla AWS 23.3 39.4 21 Jan 2007 16.6 8.9 26 Dec 2006 296.6
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 26.1 +1.3 38.0 11 Jan 2007 10.5 +0.6 3.5 3 Dec 2006 161.2 187.9 normal 86%
Bombala AWS 24.5 37.3 11 Jan 2007 10.2 3.1 3 Dec 2006 179.8
Canberra Airport 29.4 +2.4 40.5 12 Jan 2007 14.2 +1.7 4.8 26 Dec 2006 119.8 167.3 low 72%
Cooma Airport AWS 26.2 35.7 12 Jan 2007 10.2 -0.5 28 Jan 2007 127.2 137.3 normal 93%
Cooma Visitors Centre 27.3 +0.9 37.0 12 Jan 2007 10.0 +0.1 -1.0 26 Dec 2006 221.3 160.9 high 138%
Goulburn Airport AWS 28.1 40.1 12 Jan 2007 12.7 3.9 5 Dec 2006 145.6
Goulburn Tafe 27.9 +1.2 39.5 12 Jan 2007 13.5 +0.6 4.5 26 Dec 2006 112.2 174.8 low 64%
Taralga Post Office 27.2 +2.2 38.7 12 Jan 2007 12.2 +1.1 2.6 26 Dec 2006 139.4 205.9 low 68%
Tuggeranong 28.9 39.3 12 Jan 2007 14.1 2.8 26 Dec 2006 170.4
Yass 30.2 +1.6 40.5 12 Jan 2007 14.6 +1.5 5.5 26 Dec 2006 115.7 147.7 normal 78%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Thredbo AWS 16.8 +1.4 24.2 12 Jan 2007 6.7 +0.5 -5.7 26 Dec 2006 271.4 280.5 normal 97%
Thredbo Village 22.3 +1.9 30.0 12 Jan 2007 6.5 +0.1 -2.0 26 Dec 2006 208.0 309.0 low 67%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 32.8 +2.6 42.5 11 Jan 2007 16.6 +1.9 6.5 26 Dec 2006 58.0 135.1 low 43%
Albury Airport AWS 32.5 42.4 11 Jan 2007 16.5 5.9 26 Dec 2006 58.8
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 22.0 30.6 12 Jan 2007 10.9 -2.4 26 Dec 2006 133.6
Hume Reservoir 32.6 +2.7 42.3 11 Jan 2007 17.4 +1.7 6.1 26 Dec 2006 48.1 135.3 low 36%
Khancoban AWS 31.8 40.5 12 Jan 2007 14.0 2.2 26 Dec 2006 120.0
Tumbarumba Post Office 29.6 +2.0 37.4 11 Jan 2007 12.9 +1.8 0.1 26 Dec 2006 116.1 184.9 low 63%
Wagga Wagga AMO 32.6 +2.1 41.6 11 Jan 2007 17.1 +1.8 5.7 3 Dec 2006 105.2 123.5 normal 85%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 32.4 +3.9 42.5 12 Jan 2007 17.1 +2.2 6.3 26 Dec 2006 93.9 174.3 low 54%
Cootamundra Airport 31.6 41.5 12 Jan 2007 16.3 6.5 26 Dec 2006 72.0
Grenfell 32.0 +1.2 42.1 12 Jan 2007 17.6 +2.0 6.5 26 Dec 2006 150.3 152.3 normal 99%
Gundagai 32.7 41.5 12 Jan 2007 17.3 7.1 26 Dec 2006 53.5
Quandialla Post Office 34.1 +2.1 42.5 12 Jan 2007 18.0 +1.6 7.0 26 Dec 2006 81.7 133.8 low 61%
Temora Airport 32.8 41.5 11 Jan 2007 16.7 6.9 26 Dec 2006 44.6
Wyalong Post Office 33.7 +2.0 42.4 11 Jan 2007 18.6 +1.9 8.0 26 Dec 2006 45.6 123.4 low 37%
Young Airport 31.6 41.1 12 Jan 2007 15.5 4.6 27 Dec 2006 62.8
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 32.6 +1.5 43.4 11 Jan 2007 16.8 +1.8 7.5 26 Dec 2006 63.4 111.9 low 57%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 32.7 42.2 11 Jan 2007 16.3 7.1 26 Dec 2006 82.0
Narrandera Golf Club 33.0 +1.4 42.4 11 Jan 2007 17.5 +1.1 7.0 26 Dec 2006 60.8 110.4 low 55%
Tocumwal Airport 32.3 +1.4 41.9 11 Jan 2007 16.6 +1.4 7.7 26 Dec 2006 32.5 92.7 low 35%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 33.2 43.0 11 Jan 2007 18.3 7.0 26 Dec 2006 65.2
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 34.0 +1.6 44.0 11 Jan 2007 18.1 6.0 26 Dec 2006 16.2 86.3 very low 19%
Hay 33.2 +0.9 42.7 11 Jan 2007 17.5 +1.6 6.9 26 Dec 2006 56.4 81.1 normal 70%
Hay CSIRO AWS 32.9 43.0 11 Jan 2007 16.8 6.0 26 Dec 2006 34.2
Hillston Airport 34.0 +1.5 43.0 11 Jan 2007 17.8 +0.1 8.8 26 Dec 2006 37.4 86.0 low 43%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 33.8 +0.4 42.3 11 Jan 2007 19.0 +1.2 7.8 26 Dec 2006 94.2 110.1 normal 86%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 12 noon on Thursday, 1st March 2007. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

A note about deciles: Deciles are used to give an element (in this case rainfall or temperature) a ranking. Deciles are calculated by arranging the totals in ascending order (from lowest to highest) then splitting them into 10 equal groups (thus the groups are called deciles). The first group would be in decile range one, the second group in decile range two, etc up to the highest annual totals (highest 10 per cent) being in decile range 10.

1Averages: Averages are based on the period 1961 to 1990 which is a convention of the World Meteorological Organisation

Normals are long-term averages 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 20 years of record for temperature and less than 30 years of record for rainfall, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.

Further information

Louise Tilley
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au