Friday, 1 June 2007 - Seasonal Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in Autumn 2007
New Temperature Records for Autumn

Summary

  • Hottest mean temperatures on record for New South Wales (average of minimum and maximum temperatures).
  • Third hottest days on record (maximum temperatures).
  • Fourth warmest nights on record (minimum temperatures).
  • Rainfall close to average for much of the state.

Rainfall

Following the demise of the 2006/07 El Niño, Autumn 2007 brought a return to close to average rainfall for most of New South Wales, and it was the wettest Autumn since 2000. Most of the state recorded average or above average rainfall, with the exception of the far southeast, far northeast, and the coastal strip north of about Port Macquarie. Areas in the northwest of the state around Tibooburra recorded very much above average rainfall, due mostly to two significant rainfall events during late April.

The Autumn statewide average rainfall was 129.8 mm, which is just below the the historical average1 of 151.4 mm.

The Murray Darling Basin also recorded slightly below average rainfall, with 109.6 mm recorded for Autumn 2007, in comparison to the historical average of 128.7 mm

Some sites had their lowest total autumn rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

Mean maximum temperatures for Autumn 2007 in New South Wales were above average throughout the state. Areas along the eastern half of the northern border, and also in the far southeast experienced their highest mean maximum temperatures on record for Autumn. Only a small area around the Sydney Metropolitan area recorded average mean maximum temperatures for Autumn.

The statewide mean maximum temperatures for Autumn was 25.7°C, which is 1.7°C above the historical average of 24.0°C, and the third hottest year on record (2005 recorded the hottest Autumn mean maximum temperatures with 26.1°C).

Nighttime temperatures were also above average through most of the state for Autumn. Areas around Cobar and Tibooburra recorded the highest mean minimum temperatures on record. Several pockets in inland New South Wales recorded mean minimum temperatures 2−3°C above average for this time of year. A small coastal strip from Newcastle to Port Macquarie and a small area near Inverell were the only part of the state to record temperatures below average (0 to 1°C below). The statewide average for mean minimum temperatures for Autumn was 12.6°C, which is 1.3°C above the historical average of 11.3°C and the fourth warmest on record (behind 1989, 1974 and 1990).

The above average minimum and maximum temperatures through the state contributed to the mean temperature for Autumn (the average of the maximum and minimum temperature) being the highest on record (previous record set in 1986). The statewide average was 19.1°C, which is 1.5°C above the historical average of 17.6°C.

The Murray Darling Basin also experienced similar record warm temperatures for Autumn. The Autumn 2007 mean temperature (the average of the maximum and minimum temperature) of 19.6°C, exceeded the previous record set back in 1986 by 0.5°C. This was 1.7°C above the historical average. The mean maximum temperature of 26.5°C, and the mean minimum temperature of 12.9°C, were the second and third highest respectively on record.

Some sites had their highest autumn temperature on record.

Some sites had their highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature on record.

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

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

Some sites had their highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature on record.

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

Further information

Louise Garbers or Perry Wiles
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555 or 0411 112950
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au



Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
44.1°C at Wilcannia (Reid St) on 3 Mar
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
30.2°C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
10.1°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−3.1°C at Thredbo AWS on 30 May
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−8.6°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on 10 May
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
2.5°C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
18.0°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
29.9°C at Tibooburra Post Office on 4 Mar
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
553.0 mm at Avalon (Wollstonecraft Ave)
529.0 mm at Newcastle (Blacksmiths)
467.9 mm at Gosford North (Glennie St)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
130.6 mm at Bellambi AWS on 24 Apr
Highest wind gust
146 km/h at Norah Head AWS on 5 Mar
146 km/h at Thredbo AWS on 29 May

Records

Record lowest total autumn rainfall
Total rainfall
for autumn 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for autumn
Years of
record
Normal for
autumn
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 180.0 288.5 in 2004 44 637.8
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 132.0 191.0 in 1986 35 518.4



Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for autumn
Years of
record
Normal for
autumn
Hume Reservoir 24.2 24.0 in 1938 75 21.7
Taralga Post Office 20.2 20.0 in 2005 46 18.4
Pindari Dam 27.1 = 27.1 in 1986 36 25.3
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.3 21.2 in 1998 32 20.3
Thredbo Village 15.2 15.1 in 2004 29 14.0
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 23.0 = 23.0 in 1991 26 21.9
Albury Airport 24.5 24.2 in 2005 24 22.6



Record highest autumn temperature
Highest temperature
in autumn 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for autumn
Years of
record
Normal for
autumn
Menindee Post Office 43.4 on 3 Mar 43.0 on 1 Mar 2005 91 25.6
Ivanhoe Post Office 44.7 on 3 Mar 43.3 on 10 Mar 1940 65 25.6
Cobar MO 41.5 on 4 Mar 41.3 on 19 Mar 2002 45 25.0



Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for autumn
Years of
record
Normal for
autumn
Tibooburra Post Office 16.1 15.9 in 2002 91 13.9
White Cliffs Post Office 15.2 14.8 in 2005 90 12.6
Grenfell (Quondong Rd) 12.8 12.3 in 1989 88 9.6
Kempsey (Wide Street) 15.3 14.9 in 2000 84 13.2
Dunedoo Post Office 12.2 12.0 in 1955 46 10.0
Cobar MO 15.1 14.7 in 1989 45 13.0
Peak Hill Post Office 14.9 = 14.9 in 1989 41 12.4
Bowral (Parry Drive) 10.1 10.0 in 1998 36 8.2
Montague Island Lighthouse 16.2 16.0 in 1974 34 15.0
Griffith Airport AWS 12.4 = 12.4 in 1974 24 10.5
Broken Hill Airport AWS 13.4 12.7 in 2005 21 11.2
Narooma Rvcp 14.1 = 14.1 in 1974 21 12.7
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 17.0 16.5 in 2002 21 14.3



Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in autumn 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for autumn
Years of
record
Normal for
autumn
Tibooburra Post Office 29.9 on 4 Mar 29.5 on 12 Mar 1973 96 13.9
Cobar MO 28.9 on 4 Mar 27.5 on 6 Mar 1965 45 13.0
Montague Island Lighthouse 22.8 on 23 Mar 22.1 on 23 Mar 1998 38 15.0
Peats Ridge (Waratah Road) 22.1 on 4 Mar 21.8 on 18 Mar 1991 26 12.0
Gosford (Narara Research Station) AWS 21.5 on 22 Mar = 21.5 on 11 Mar 2001 25 11.8
Narooma Rvcp 21.8 on 24 Mar 21.7 on 7 Mar 1995 24 12.7



Summaries

Summary statistics for autumn 2007
Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(°C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
autumn
2007
Mean for
autumn
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
autumn
2007
Total for
autumn
2007
Normal
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2007
Fraction of
autumn
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Tibooburra Airport 28.0 43.0 3 Mar 16.1 3.6 31 May 172.4
Tibooburra Post Office 28.3 +1.3 43.7 3 Mar 16.1 +2.2 3.5 31 May 162.8 57.1 very high 285%
White Cliffs AWS 27.7 43.0 3 Mar 15.8 5.0 31 May 107.8
White Cliffs Post Office 27.6 +1.1 43.5 3 Mar 15.2 +2.6 3.5 31 May 123.1 59.3 high 208%
Wilcannia 27.9 +1.6 44.1 3 Mar 13.6 +1.7 2.2 31 May 104.8 63.8 high 164%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 27.6 43.4 3 Mar 13.7 2.2 31 May 97.6
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 25.3 +1.3 40.2 3 Mar 13.9 +2.0 5.0 30 May 105.0 59.7 high 176%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 25.3 +1.3 40.1 3 Mar 13.4 +2.2 3.6 26 May 86.0 61.2 high 141%
Lake Victoria Storage 25.4 +1.8 37.8 2 Mar 0.0 11 May 86.5 55.5 high 156%
Pooncarie Telecentre 27.0 41.1 3 Mar 12.1 3.3 26 May 98.5 61.7 high 160%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 28.9 42.7 4 Mar 15.6 4.4 26 May 161.8
Brewarrina Hospital 28.6 +1.3 42.2 4 Mar 15.0 +2.3 3.2 31 May 144.4 100.3 high 144%
Cobar Airport AWS 27.0 40.9 4 Mar 13.7 0.3 31 May 102.0
Cobar MO 27.2 +2.2 41.5 4 Mar 15.1 +2.1 3.2 31 May 80.6 95.2 normal 85%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 29.6 41.0 3 Mar 15.3 3.0 25 May 141.0
Wanaaring Post Office 29.1 43.6 4 Mar 14.8 3.4 31 May 124.0 67.2 high 185%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 25.2 +1.0 40.7 3 Mar 11.7 +1.8 3.4 27 May 93.4 77.2 high 121%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 26.6 43.4 3 Mar 14.0 4.0 31 May 105.6
Ivanhoe Post Office 27.4 +1.9 44.7 3 Mar 13.0 +2.5 0.8 26 May 100.8 74.0 high 136%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 26.2 +1.7 39.1 4 Mar 12.9 +2.6 1.5 31 May 94.9 106.4 normal 89%
Condobolin Airport AWS 25.3 37.2 4 Mar 11.7 0.0 31 May 105.8
Peak Hill Post Office 26.5 +1.7 39.0 4 Mar 14.9 +2.4 3.3 31 May 134.1 137.8 normal 97%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 25.2 38.8 3 Mar 11.6 1.0 31 May 107.6
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 27.6 37.6 3 Mar 13.6 3.0 24 May 93.2
Coonamble Comparison 27.9 +1.2 38.1 4 Mar 13.8 +1.8 2.6 25 May 82.8 119.7 normal 69%
Nyngan Airport 27.6 +2.0 40.0 4 Mar 14.5 +2.6 3.6 31 May 102.2 110.7 normal 92%
Trangie Research Station AWS 26.4 +1.9 39.9 4 Mar 13.9 +2.6 3.0 31 May 137.8 126.7 normal 109%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 30.2 +2.8 40.6 3 Mar 14.7 +1.7 2.1 25 May 96.1 117.0 normal 82%
Walgett Airport AWS 28.7 39.5 4 Mar 13.5 1.5 25 May 116.8
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Moree Aero 28.3 37.9 12 Mar 14.4 2.9 24 May 98.2
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 26.5 +1.8 35.6 4 Mar 9.3 +0.9 −2.5 25 May 135.6 136.8 normal 99%
Narrabri Airport AWS 27.9 37.1 3 Mar 13.6 4.3 24 May 114.0
Pindari Dam 27.1 +1.7 36.5 12 Mar 11.4 +0.7 0.0 24 May 152.0 154.8 normal 98%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 26.5 36.2 4 Mar 12.0 0.5 25 May 159.4
Gunnedah Pool 26.8 +0.6 36.0 3 Mar 13.9 +2.5 2.8 25 May 178.0 129.4 high 138%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 25.7 +0.9 35.7 4 Mar 13.9 +1.2 3.2 25 May 185.0 128.0 high 145%
Quirindi Post Office 25.8 +0.9 35.4 4 Mar 10.6 +1.5 −0.6 25 May 186.6 141.2 high 132%
Tamworth Airport AWS 25.8 34.5 4 Mar 11.2 −0.2 25 May 192.8
Woolbrook 21.8 +0.8 31.0 4 Mar 6.6 +0.9 −5.5 24 May 161.4 141.0 normal 114%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 21.0 29.2 4 Mar 7.0 −5.5 24 May 156.8
Armidale Airport AWS 20.2 28.7 4 Mar 8.5 −2.9 24 May 156.0
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 21.1 +1.3 29.0 12 Mar 8.7 +0.7 −1.5 24 May 258.6 161.2 high 160%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 21.5 30.0 12 Mar 7.2 −4.0 24 May 259.6
Glen Innes Post Office 21.8 +1.4 30.9 12 Mar 9.8 +1.9 −1.0 24 May 275.6 163.3 high 169%
Guyra Hospital 19.0 +1.2 27.3 4 Mar 7.9 +0.9 −1.6 24 May 231.6 179.5 high 129%
Inverell 25.5 33.4 12 Mar 8.5 −2.4 25 May 201.6
Inverell Research Centre 24.5 +1.3 33.1 12 Mar 11.8 +0.8 0.8 24 May 188.6 159.3 normal 118%
Tenterfield 23.0 +1.5 30.6 12 Mar 8.2 −0.5 −3.5 23 May 136.8 175.2 normal 78%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 23.6 +1.7 31.3 11 Mar 14.3 +0.9 8.5 20 May 194.2 352.3 low 55%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 24.6 +0.9 31.4 2 Mar 16.6 +0.7 11.4 23 May 180.0 637.8 lowest 28%
Ballina Airport AWS 25.4 31.0 2 Mar 15.0 6.0 23 May 285.0
Byron Bay 24.6 30.5 21 Mar 18.0 13.4 24 May 256.4
Byron Bay 24.6 +0.2 30.3 21 Mar 17.9 +0.7 13.1 8 Apr 275.0 570.8 very low 48%
Casino Airport 27.5 +0.9 34.1 2 Mar 14.9 +0.9 5.7 23 May 152.0 322.2 low 47%
Casino Airport AWS 26.6 32.8 2 Mar 14.2 4.6 23 May 150.2
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.0 31.4 17 Mar 16.2 9.5 20 May 302.8
Grafton Airport 26.4 33.0 17 Mar 13.8 4.7 23 May 218.8
Grafton Olympic Pool 26.6 +0.7 33.7 17 Mar 15.4 +0.6 7.2 23 May 251.4 298.1 normal 84%
Grafton Research Stn 26.4 33.9 17 Mar 15.1 7.4 20 May 269.2 277.8 normal 97%
Lismore 25.9 32.7 2 Mar 15.6 9.5 23 May 192.4
Lismore Airport AWS 26.9 33.5 2 Mar 13.8 5.5 23 May 155.4
Murwillumbah 27.3 +1.3 34.2 12 Mar 16.2 +0.8 7.9 23 May 132.0 518.4 lowest 25%
Yamba Pilot Station 24.8 +0.8 30.3 2 Mar 17.0 +0.6 11.1 25 May 285.2 500.8 low 57%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 24.5 +0.8 30.5 16 Mar 15.4 +0.4 6.1 23 May 371.2 579.7 low 64%
Dorrigo 20.8 28.5 17 Mar 11.0 2.4 23 May 427.6
Kempsey 25.9 +0.6 34.0 17 Mar 15.3 +2.1 6.0 23 May 196.0 359.6 low 55%
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.4 33.5 17 Mar 12.9 2.2 23 May 197.2
South West Rocks 24.9 +1.1 29.5 4 May 17.3 +0.8 12.0 23 May 150.0 486.5 very low 31%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 24.0 29.8 16 Mar 15.4 7.8 23 May 269.5 397.8 normal 68%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.7 31.0 3 Mar 13.4 2.0 23 May 224.8
Taree Airport AWS 24.8 35.0 3 Mar 13.5 4.0 23 May 318.2
Yarras 24.8 +0.6 34.0 17 Mar 12.9 +0.5 3.8 23 May 435.0 459.2 normal 95%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 25.7 +1.3 38.2 4 Mar 12.4 +0.5 0.0 31 May 187.3 197.4 normal 95%
Cessnock Airport AWS 24.8 37.0 4 Mar 11.7 −1.0 31 May 142.8
Gosford 24.3 +1.0 34.7 16 Mar 12.4 +0.6 1.8 31 May 430.4 410.2 normal 105%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 26.5 +1.3 39.2 4 Mar 12.6 +1.5 1.2 26 May 117.2 143.0 normal 82%
Lostock Dam 24.4 +1.0 36.0 4 Mar 13.5 +0.7 5.5 24 May 246.6 263.5 normal 94%
Maitland Visitors Centre 25.4 37.5 4 Mar 12.3 0.5 26 May 184.9
Mangrove Mountain AWS 22.6 33.8 3 Mar 12.8 2.8 31 May 371.4
Murrurundi Gap AWS 21.4 31.9 4 Mar 12.2 3.5 31 May 193.0
Murrurundi Post Office 23.8 +0.3 34.5 4 Mar 8.8 0 −1.7 24 May 203.0 170.8 normal 119%
Nelson Bay 23.8 +0.3 32.0 16 Mar 17.0 +2.8 10.5 31 May 352.8 394.4 normal 89%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 23.4 +0.9 34.6 16 Mar 16.0 +0.8 7.1 31 May 464.0 355.3 high 131%
Newcastle University 24.5 35.8 16 Mar 14.1 3.5 31 May 439.1
Norah Head AWS 23.6 35.3 16 Mar 16.3 7.1 31 May 394.2
Paterson 25.2 +1.3 38.2 4 Mar 13.3 +0.7 1.9 31 May 183.8 268.5 normal 68%
Peats Ridge 23.0 +1.1 34.2 3 Mar 12.8 +0.7 3.2 31 May 376.7 371.0 normal 102%
Scone Airport AWS 25.3 37.6 4 Mar 11.5 0.9 31 May 107.6
Singleton Stp 25.8 38.5 3 Mar 12.1 −1.0 26 May 147.8
Williamtown RAAF 24.4 +1.0 35.5 16 Mar 13.2 0 3.1 25 May 428.6 339.4 high 126%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 24.6 +1.3 35.4 4 Mar 11.7 +1.8 0.4 31 May 140.5 144.7 normal 97%
Mudgee Airport AWS 23.7 33.9 4 Mar 9.7 −1.3 31 May 172.0
Nullo Mountain AWS 17.2 29.0 4 Mar 9.5 −0.2 31 May 236.0
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 22.1 +2.0 34.0 4 Mar 8.0 +1.0 −3.2 31 May 117.2 133.7 normal 88%
Bathurst Airport AWS 21.5 32.2 4 Mar 8.3 −2.8 31 May 137.8
Cowra Research Centre 24.4 +2.0 37.0 4 Mar 12.6 +2.2 1.0 31 May 129.5 137.9 normal 94%
Katoomba 18.6 +2.1 29.7 3 Mar 10.2 +1.5 1.7 31 May 369.0 391.6 normal 94%
Lithgow 19.2 30.0 3 Mar 7.9 −3.3 31 May 172.3 184.9 normal 93%
Mount Boyce AWS 17.7 29.2 3 Mar 9.6 −0.1 31 May 253.2
Orange Agricultural Institute 19.8 +1.3 30.9 4 Mar 8.7 +1.2 −1.5 31 May 180.9 177.4 normal 102%
Orange Airport AWS 19.5 30.9 4 Mar 7.4 −1.8 31 May 203.2
Orange Airport Comparison 19.8 +1.6 31.4 4 Mar 8.3 +1.8 0.0 24 May 190.4 168.7 normal 113%
Springwood Bowling Club 22.7 35.5 3 Mar 12.1 2.1 31 May 164.8 290.9 low 57%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 25.1 +1.2 34.6 4 Mar 8.1 +0.7 −2.4 25 May 194.2 169.5 normal 115%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 23.4 33.7 4 Mar 12.8 3.4 31 May 35.2
Dunedoo Post Office 25.7 +1.7 36.5 4 Mar 12.2 +2.2 −0.5 31 May 221.1 140.3 high 158%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 24.9 36.9 4 Mar 11.0 −0.9 31 May 86.4
Cowra Airport Comparison 24.9 +1.4 37.0 4 Mar 11.1 +2.6 0.2 31 May 89.2 130.7 normal 68%
Dubbo Airport AWS 25.9 38.8 4 Mar 13.0 1.5 31 May 136.4
Forbes Airport AWS 25.7 39.4 4 Mar 12.0 0.3 31 May 116.0
Parkes 26.0 +2.5 39.0 4 Mar 12.9 +1.8 1.5 31 May 119.2 137.0 normal 87%
Parkes Airport AWS 25.2 38.0 4 Mar 11.9 0.0 31 May 120.2 124.5 normal 97%
Wellington 25.6 +1.0 37.2 4 Mar 12.0 +2.3 −0.3 31 May 172.0 142.8 high 120%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 24.4 +1.0 35.9 3 Mar 13.2 +0.4 3.7 24 May 170.4 252.9 normal 67%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.1 34.9 3 Mar 13.4 3.3 25 May 189.4
Holsworthy Control Range 24.1 35.4 3 Mar 12.3 1.9 25 May 145.8
Parramatta North 24.6 +1.1 36.5 3 Mar 13.8 +0.8 4.0 31 May 195.0 268.0 normal 73%
Riverview Observatory 23.6 +1.1 34.5 3 Mar 7.0 24 May 191.0 341.8 low 56%
Sydney 23.9 +1.7 35.1 24 Mar 16.1 +1.5 7.8 31 May 254.8 377.9 normal 67%
Sydney Airport AMO 23.9 +1.3 35.5 24 Mar 15.9 +1.8 7.7 31 May 183.2 322.2 low 57%
Sydney Olympic Park 24.8 36.7 3 Mar 15.0 6.5 31 May 194.0
Terrey Hills AWS 23.0 33.3 24 Mar 14.4 4.3 31 May 221.2
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 24.1 35.4 3 Mar 11.9 1.0 31 May 218.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.1 35.3 3 Mar 13.0 2.2 31 May 185.0
Liverpool 24.8 36.0 3 Mar 12.5 2.2 31 May 173.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 24.8 36.6 3 Mar 13.4 3.4 31 May 162.6
Prospect Dam 24.5 +1.2 36.7 3 Mar 13.3 +0.2 2.5 31 May 154.4 242.8 low 64%
Richmond RAAF 23.6 35.9 3 Mar 11.8 0.6 25 May 167.4
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 23.7 34.0 24 Mar 12.8 3.0 26 May 196.6
Bellambi AWS 22.6 32.0 24 Mar 16.1 8.8 31 May 308.6
Bowral 19.6 +0.5 31.9 3 Mar 10.1 +1.9 2.3 31 May 161.8 246.4 low 66%
Camden Airport AWS 24.1 +0.4 35.4 3 Mar 11.4 +0.4 0.6 27 May 186.6 212.4 normal 88%
Campbelltown 24.3 35.1 3 Mar 11.5 0.7 31 May 147.2
Jervis Bay 21.7 32.2 16 Mar 15.9 8.6 31 May 273.0
Moss Vale AWS 19.4 31.3 3 Mar 9.4 −2.0 27 May 139.2
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 23.1 33.5 24 Mar 13.1 5.8 21 May 155.8
Wollongong University 23.1 +0.7 33.5 24 Mar 14.3 0 5.1 31 May 373.6 404.2 normal 92%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 22.8 32.2 24 Mar 11.1 1.8 31 May 169.8
Bega AWS 22.9 32.6 16 Mar 9.8 −1.4 31 May 87.8
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 19.9 32.6 4 Mar 7.4 −2.8 24 May 121.4
Merimbula Airport AWS 22.2 33.0 16 Mar 11.1 1.0 31 May 133.4
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.3 +1.0 28.5 16 Mar 16.2 +1.1 9.6 31 May 206.4 262.8 normal 79%
Moruya Airport AWS 22.5 31.0 24 Mar 11.2 0.0 31 May 157.4
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 22.0 +0.7 29.0 24 Mar 13.4 +1.1 5.8 31 May 171.2 281.3 normal 61%
Narooma Rvcp 21.7 +0.8 29.5 16 Mar 14.1 +1.5 7.0 31 May 173.0 265.3 normal 65%
Nerriga Composite 20.2 +0.9 32.5 3 Mar 7.7 +0.5 −3.5 31 May 138.3 195.0 normal 71%
Ulladulla AWS 21.7 32.9 24 Mar 14.8 7.1 31 May 288.8
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 20.0 +1.5 32.1 3 Mar 6.0 +0.8 −3.6 27 May 78.6 147.5 low 53%
Bombala AWS 18.3 30.4 3 Mar 6.1 −2.4 12 May 63.0
Canberra Airport 22.0 +2.0 35.1 4 Mar 8.8 +2.0 0.0 31 May 105.8 142.6 normal 74%
Cooma Airport AWS 18.6 31.4 3 Mar 5.0 −3.6 11 May 79.2 110.2 normal 72%
Cooma Visitors Centre 19.9 +0.3 32.1 3 Mar 5.1 +0.7 −4.5 12 May 99.4 128.8 normal 77%
Goulburn Airport AWS 20.9 34.9 4 Mar 7.6 −2.3 27 May 124.0
Goulburn Tafe 20.7 +0.7 34.7 4 Mar 8.9 +1.0 1.5 12 May 145.6 146.6 normal 99%
Taralga Post Office 20.2 +1.8 33.0 4 Mar 7.7 +1.3 −0.5 31 May 140.0 185.4 normal 76%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 21.2 +1.9 33.0 4 Mar 1.4 24 May 158.4 203.4 normal 78%
Tuggeranong 21.9 33.7 4 Mar 8.3 −2.9 31 May 118.6
Yass 22.6 +1.5 36.0 4 Mar 9.4 +2.0 1.6 27 May 144.6 146.6 normal 99%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Thredbo AWS 10.1 +1.0 21.4 3 Mar 2.5 +0.9 −5.0 31 May 321.0 334.9 normal 96%
Thredbo Village 15.2 +1.3 27.0 3 Mar 2.6 +0.8 −4.5 26 Apr 303.8 365.1 normal 83%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 24.5 +1.9 38.1 3 Mar 11.0 +2.3 2.8 27 May 127.0 142.3 normal 89%
Albury Airport AWS 24.3 38.0 3 Mar 10.9 2.2 27 May 116.6
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 13.9 25.8 3 Mar 6.9 −1.7 31 May 353.0
Hume Reservoir 24.2 +2.4 37.7 3 Mar 12.5 +2.3 4.5 31 May 140.0 154.8 normal 90%
Khancoban AWS 22.5 34.4 4 Mar 8.7 1.6 27 May 214.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 21.4 +1.3 33.7 3 Mar 7.7 +2.4 −1.0 27 May 240.0 215.1 normal 112%
Wagga Wagga AMO 24.5 +2.1 36.7 3 Mar 11.4 +1.9 0.8 31 May 122.0 134.2 normal 91%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 23.6 +2.7 36.5 4 Mar 11.8 +2.1 4.0 25 May 237.1 205.6 high 115%
Cootamundra Airport 23.7 36.6 3 Mar 10.3 −1.0 31 May 146.4
Grenfell 24.2 +1.4 37.6 4 Mar 12.8 +3.1 2.8 31 May 131.4 144.2 normal 91%
Gundagai 24.2 37.1 3 Mar 11.4 −0.1 31 May 163.2
Quandialla Post Office 25.9 +1.8 39.3 3 Mar 12.5 +2.6 0.5 31 May 131.4 131.1 normal 100%
Temora Airport 24.8 38.2 3 Mar 10.8 −0.3 31 May 99.6
Wyalong Post Office 25.8 +2.2 39.7 3 Mar 12.5 +2.1 2.1 27 May 97.4 112.0 normal 87%
Young Airport 23.7 37.3 4 Mar 10.0 −1.3 31 May 124.6
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 24.6 +1.9 38.5 3 Mar 11.3 +2.4 4.4 26 May 140.8 120.5 high 117%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 24.4 39.6 3 Mar 11.6 3.3 26 May 91.8
Narrandera Golf Club 25.0 +1.6 38.9 3 Mar 11.9 +1.7 1.7 31 May 107.0 111.3 normal 96%
Tocumwal Airport 24.4 +1.2 38.9 3 Mar 11.3 +1.4 1.1 24 Apr 93.2 107.3 normal 87%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 24.9 39.0 3 Mar 13.2 4.0 31 May 121.0
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 25.8 +1.9 41.0 3 Mar 12.4 +1.9 2.0 31 May 63.8 101.2 normal 63%
Hay 25.6 +1.4 41.3 3 Mar 12.5 +2.4 3.9 26 May 81.2 92.3 normal 88%
Hay CSIRO AWS 25.1 42.0 3 Mar 11.6 2.0 26 May 72.4
Hillston Airport 26.4 +2.1 41.6 3 Mar 11.8 +0.8 0.4 30 May 100.4 90.9 normal 110%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Friday 1 June 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 Garbers or Perry Wiles
NSW Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (02) 9296 1555 or 0411 112950
Email reqnsw@bom.gov.au