Tuesday, 4 September 2007 - Seasonal Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in winter 2007
Wet in the east, dry in the west

Summary

  • Average to above average rainfall along the coast and adjacent ranges
  • Below to very much below average rainfall in the west
  • Close to average temperatures over much of the state

Rainfall

There was a distinct east/west distribution of rainfall across the state in winter 2007. Despite promising rainfall in autumn, dry conditions returned to the west, with below to very much below average rainfall recorded west of the divide. However, much of the coast and adjacent ranges recorded average to above average rainfall, with very much above average rainfall recorded in the Hunter.

Much of the rainfall along the coast can be attributed to several heavy rainfall events that occurred during winter. Five east coast low events brought significant rainfall to coastal districts mid June, whilst an active trough brought heavy rainfall to the northeast in mid-late August. Higher than average pressure over inland Australia and a distinct lack of moisture, brought about by cooler than average Indian Ocean temperatures, were factors contributing to the dry conditions in the west.

The statewide average rainfall for winter 2007 was 111.1  mm, which is slightly lower than the historical average1 of 115.1  mm. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 83.3  mm, compared to the historical average of 110.2  mm.

Some sites had their highest total winter rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total winter rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

Individual months of winter saw a mixed bag of temperatures, with siginificantly cold temperatures in June, average temperatures in July and very warm temperatures in August. However, despite this variation, overall winter temperatures were close to average over much of the state.

The statewide average maximum temperature for winter 2007 was 16.5°C, which is 0.4°C above the historical average1 of 16.1°C. The statewide average minimum temperature was 4.3°C, which is equal to the historical average of 4.3°C.

Some sites had their highest winter temperature on record.

Some sites had their coldest winter day (lowest maximum temperature) on record.

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

Some sites had their lowest winter temperature on record.

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

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

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

 

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
31.7°C at Ivanhoe Post Office on 30 Aug
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
21.9°C at Murwillumbah (Bray Park)
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
0.4°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−5.5°C at Thredbo AWS on 18 Jul
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−17.0°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on 23 Jul
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
−5.2°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
12.3°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
18.0°C at Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS on 31 Aug
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
870.4 mm at Gosford (Narara Research Station) AWS
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
356.4 mm at Old Bar (Molong Rd) on 8 Jun
Highest wind gust
137 km/h at Thredbo AWS on 31 Aug

Records

Record highest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for winter
Normal for
winter
Years of
record
Berowra (Goodwyn Road) 602.4 578.8 in 1998 242.9 61
Carrow Brook 459.8 421.2 in 1967 185.2 43
Cessnock (Nulkaba) 438.8 289.2 in 1967 125.9 42
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 520.4 472.4 in 1986 188.7 42
Lostock Dam 424.8 320.8 in 1998 134.0 38
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 493.2 291.6 in 1999 150.8 38
Merriwa (Roscommon) 333.6 263.4 in 1998 107.1 36
Murrurundi (Timor) 288.2 260.7 in 1998 120.6 36
Wollombi (Narone Creek Rd) 476.6 314.2 in 1989 156.0 34



Record lowest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for winter
Normal for
winter
Years of
record
Yarrangobilly Caves 114.4 119.9 in 1982 386.8 40



Record highest winter temperature
Highest temperature
in winter 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for winter
Normal for
winter
Years of
record
Hillston Airport 30.7 on 30 Aug 30.2 on 25 Aug 1995 15.8 51
Wyalong Post Office 28.4 on 30 Aug = 28.4 on 30 Aug 1982 14.9 43
Narrandera Golf Club 28.6 on 30 Aug 28.5 on 29 Aug 1977 15.0 38
Griffith Airport AWS 30.0 on 30 Aug 29.0 on 26 Aug 2004 15.5 34



Record lowest winter daily maximum temperature
Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in winter 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for winter
Normal for
winter
Years of
record
Narooma Rvcp 10.5 on 26 Jun 10.6 on 12 Jun 1975 16.5 25



Record highest winter mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for winter
Normal for
winter
Years of
record
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 11.0 = 11.0 in 2005 8.9 20



Record highest winter daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in winter 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for winter
Normal for
winter
Years of
record
Hay (Miller Street) 15.6 on 31 Aug 14.8 on 9 Jun 1995 4.2 51
Wyalong Post Office 15.6 on 31 Aug 15.1 on 21 Jun 1970 3.6 43
Lake Cargelligo Airport 17.5 on 31 Aug 14.0 on 11 Jun 2005 4.2 38
Narrandera Golf Club 15.4 on 31 Aug 14.5 on 7 Aug 1973 3.8 38
Griffith Airport AWS 17.0 on 31 Aug = 17.0 on 4 Jun 1996 3.9 35



Record lowest winter temperature
Lowest temperature
in winter 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for winter
Normal for
winter
Years of
record
Prospect Dam −0.6 on 17 Jul −0.5 on 13 Aug 2005 6.8 43
Pindari Dam −6.5 on 19 Jul −6.3 on 26 Jul 2002 2.6 36
Guyra Hospital −7.1 on 16 Jul −7.0 on 1 Aug 1985 1.2 24



Summaries

Summary statistics for winter 2007
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
winter
2007
Mean for
winter
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
winter
2007
Total for
winter
2007
Normal
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2007
Fraction of
winter
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 17.6 30.4 30 Aug 4.9 −2.0 22 Jul 7.4
Tibooburra Airport 18.4 30.3 29 Aug 6.3 0.2 24 Jun 5.8
Tibooburra Post Office 18.7 −0.1 31.5 29 Aug 6.0 −0.2 −0.1 24 Jun 8.2 45.2 low 18%
White Cliffs AWS 17.9 29.7 30 Aug 6.0 −0.8 19 Jul 27.4
White Cliffs Post Office 18.1 −0.1 30.0 30 Aug 5.2 +0.2 −1.2 19 Jul 30.3 52.2 low 58%
Wilcannia 18.3 +0.2 30.8 30 Aug 4.4 −0.7 −2.8 22 Jul 23.2 58.4 low 40%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 18.0 31.0 30 Aug 4.6 −2.9 22 Jul 32.0
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 16.3 +0.2 29.3 30 Aug 6.2 +0.3 0.4 23 Jun 19.6 59.0 low 33%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 16.1 −0.2 29.0 30 Aug 5.0 −0.4 −1.6 24 Jun 22.8 52.2 low 44%
Lake Victoria Storage 16.9 +0.9 29.5 26 Aug 5.6 −0.1 −0.5 15 Aug 28.6 72.0 very low 40%
Menindee Post Office 18.2 +0.4 31.2 30 Aug 4.2 −0.5 −2.5 23 Jun 12.4 57.9 very low 21%
Pooncarie Telecentre 17.7 31.0 30 Aug 4.2 −3.0 23 Jun 27.2 71.5 low 38%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 18.9 30.2 29 Aug 4.5 −3.5 19 Jul 8.2
Brewarrina Hospital 18.9 −0.2 29.5 29 Aug 4.7 −0.5 −3.0 17 Jul 10.6 83.9 very low 13%
Cobar Airport AWS 16.9 28.5 29 Aug 3.6 −4.6 19 Jul 33.8
Cobar MO 17.1 +0.3 29.3 29 Aug 5.6 −0.2 −0.8 19 Jul 29.6 83.3 very low 36%
Collarenebri 28.7 29 Aug 4.7 −0.2 −4.4 18 Jul 47.7 95.5 low 50%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 19.4 29.0 29 Aug 5.2 −3.0 7 Jun 33.2
Wanaaring Post Office 19.1 30.8 29 Aug 4.0 −2.9 19 Jul 10.1 52.2 low 19%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 16.5 +0.1 29.2 30 Aug 3.8 −0.4 −2.9 24 Jun 28.2 85.7 very low 33%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 17.5 31.0 30 Aug 5.1 −2.1 23 Jun 21.0
Ivanhoe Post Office 18.3 +0.9 31.7 30 Aug 3.9 −0.3 −4.2 24 Jun 24.6 73.2 low 34%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 15.8 0 28.1 30 Aug 4.0 +0.7 −3.3 21 Jul 90.5 101.7 normal 89%
Condobolin Airport AWS 14.7 26.2 30 Aug 2.8 −3.7 20 Jul 95.2
Peak Hill Post Office 15.8 −0.3 26.0 30 Aug 5.8 +0.3 −1.8 17 Jul 110.8 130.7 normal 85%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 15.1 28.6 30 Aug 3.7 −3.8 23 Jun 59.4
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 17.5 28.1 29 Aug 4.0 −3.9 16 Jul 76.2
Coonamble Comparison 17.9 −0.3 28.3 30 Aug 4.1 −0.3 −3.4 16 Jul 73.9 105.1 normal 70%
Nyngan Airport 17.7 +0.4 28.7 29 Aug 5.1 +0.7 −2.6 17 Jul 36.8 91.1 low 40%
Trangie Research Station AWS 16.3 +0.1 27.8 29 Aug 4.4 +0.7 −3.2 17 Jul 66.0 102.9 low 64%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 29.2 2 Aug 5.5 0 −3.2 17 Jul 77.8 93.1 normal 84%
Walgett Airport AWS 18.9 29.0 29 Aug 4.1 −4.4 17 Jul 54.4
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 26.4 30 Aug 3.3 +0.4 −3.5 17 Jul 94.0 125.4 normal 75%
Moree Aero 18.0 27.4 2 Aug 4.6 −3.8 17 Jul 86.8
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 16.8 −0.1 24.9 30 Aug 1.4 +0.4 −6.8 17 Jul 138.9 130.4 normal 107%
Narrabri Airport AWS 17.5 25.9 30 Aug 4.6 −4.1 17 Jul 129.4
Pindari Dam 17.4 −0.6 24.2 14 Aug 2.6 0 −6.5 19 Jul 149.0 117.7 high 127%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 16.8 25.0 30 Aug 2.8 −5.8 17 Jul 130.4
Gunnedah Pool 17.4 −0.3 26.0 30 Aug 4.6 +0.9 −2.8 17 Jul 167.6 127.3 high 132%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 24.7 30 Aug 5.7 +0.2 −2.3 17 Jul 153.6 117.9 high 130%
Quirindi Post Office 16.3 −0.5 25.0 30 Aug 1.6 −0.6 −5.6 17 Jul 215.9 144.7 high 149%
Tamworth Airport AWS 16.4 24.7 30 Aug 3.0 −5.6 17 Jul 182.0
Woolbrook 12.8 −0.6 21.0 2 Aug 0.4 +1.2 −8.0 19 Jul 224.4 150.9 high 149%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 12.8 20.7 2 Aug 0.4 −8.7 16 Jul 144.4
Armidale Airport AWS 12.0 19.7 2 Aug 1.9 −7.0 19 Jul 158.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 12.7 −0.5 19.0 29 Aug 1.6 +0.3 −9.5 22 Jul 209.2 159.6 high 131%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 12.8 19.7 12 Aug −0.3 −10.7 19 Jul 230.8
Glen Innes Post Office 13.2 −0.2 20.5 12 Aug 2.4 +1.1 −6.4 16 Jul 208.7 160.9 high 130%
Guyra Hospital 10.4 −0.8 17.3 12 Aug 0.9 −0.3 −7.1 16 Jul 201.1 156.8 high 128%
Inverell 16.1 23.3 27 Aug 1.0 −8.0 19 Jul 162.4
Inverell Research Centre 15.7 0 22.6 27 Aug 4.2 0 −4.4 17 Jul 121.6 136.6 normal 89%
Tenterfield 14.6 −0.5 23.0 13 Aug 0.7 −1.1 −9.5 19 Jul 182.4 149.9 high 122%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 17.1 +0.1 24.8 11 Aug 7.8 0 0.4 13 Jun 246.0 138.8 high 177%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 19.5 +0.3 26.7 2 Aug 10.5 0 3.2 19 Jul 355.5 318.1 normal 112%
Ballina Airport AWS 20.1 27.0 3 Aug 8.4 0.0 19 Jul 415.2
Byron Bay 25.9 10 Aug 12.3 7.1 19 Jul 270.8
Byron Bay 26.0 11 Aug 12.2 0 7.1 19 Jul 178.6 362.2 low 49%
Casino Airport 21.6 −0.2 29.4 11 Aug 7.9 +0.6 −1.2 19 Jul 189.2 167.5 normal 113%
Casino Airport AWS 21.0 28.8 11 Aug 7.0 −2.2 19 Jul 191.0
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 20.0 29.4 2 Aug 10.2 4.0 28 Jun 394.6
Grafton Airport AWS 21.0 28.8 3 Aug 5.4 −3.4 19 Jul 291.2
Grafton Olympic Pool 21.3 +0.1 28.6 11 Aug 7.3 +0.1 −0.5 16 Jul 280.0 142.1 very high 197%
Grafton Research Stn 20.9 28.8 3 Aug 7.8 0.9 16 Jul 260.8 165.5 high 158%
Lismore 20.5 27.9 2 Aug 9.8 2.9 19 Jul 263.6
Lismore Airport AWS 21.4 28.8 2 Aug 6.5 −2.9 20 Jul 189.0
Murwillumbah 21.9 +0.4 28.9 2 Aug 9.0 −0.1 1.7 20 Jul 256.6 214.6 high 120%
Yamba Pilot Station 20.2 +0.6 28.6 3 Aug 10.2 −0.2 4.6 20 Jul 394.7 311.5 high 127%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 19.6 +0.3 27.7 3 Aug 7.9 −0.4 0.4 16 Jul 498.4 270.1 high 185%
Dorrigo 15.1 23.0 3 Aug 4.8 −3.0 17 Jul 639.9
Kempsey 20.4 +0.1 28.0 12 Aug −1.0 5 Aug 341.6 225.0 high 152%
Kempsey Airport AWS 20.2 27.6 28 Aug 5.4 −3.6 19 Jul 331.6
South West Rocks 19.8 +0.6 26.8 12 Aug 11.7 0 6.1 14 Jul 320.1 293.4 normal 109%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 18.6 26.0 12 Aug 9.1 4.0 17 Jul 482.4 277.0 very high 174%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 19.3 27.1 28 Aug 6.7 −0.9 11 Aug 455.2
Taree Airport AWS 18.9 27.0 28 Aug 7.4 1.0 17 Jul 415.7
Yarras 19.0 −0.3 26.8 29 Aug 5.6 −0.5 −0.4 18 Jul 352.1 233.7 high 151%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 18.3 −0.2 26.4 29 Aug 6.3 +1.2 −1.4 16 Jul 438.8 125.9 highest 349%
Cessnock Airport AWS 17.5 25.4 2 Aug 6.1 −1.6 16 Jul 445.8
Gosford 27.1 27 Aug 6.3 +0.9 −1.5 17 Jul 870.4 280.5 very high 310%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 26.2 30 Aug 6.3 +1.8 −0.7 16 Jul 358.2 127.1 very high 282%
Lostock Dam 16.9 −0.4 25.2 2 Aug 7.5 +0.4 1.2 16 Jul 424.8 134.0 highest 317%
Maitland Visitors Centre 26.8 2 Aug 6.8 0.4 16 Jul 530.8
Mangrove Mountain AWS 15.7 25.1 27 Aug 6.7 −0.1 16 Jul 841.6
Murrurundi Gap AWS 12.2 20.8 30 Aug 5.0 −0.7 19 Jul 278.0
Murrurundi Post Office 15.0 −0.9 23.8 30 Aug 2.4 −0.2 −5.1 19 Jul 284.5 195.2 high 146%
Nelson Bay 17.8 −0.5 25.5 28 Aug 11.0 +2.0 6.5 16 Jul 540.2 401.2 high 135%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 17.7 +0.4 25.5 28 Aug 10.0 +0.9 4.9 19 Jul 611.2 287.0 very high 213%
Newcastle University 18.1 26.2 2 Aug 8.2 1.8 16 Jul 663.0
Norah Head AWS 17.8 27.0 27 Aug 10.2 4.0 17 Jul 756.4
Paterson 17.9 −0.2 27.1 2 Aug 7.8 +1.1 0.6 17 Jul 493.2 150.8 highest 327%
Peats Ridge 16.2 −0.5 25.7 27 Aug 7.0 +0.5 1.0 23 Jun 831.0 248.1 highest 335%
Scone Airport AWS 16.2 24.8 30 Aug 4.9 −3.0 19 Jul 300.8
Scone SCS 24.8 2 Aug 5.8 +0.4 −0.6 17 Jul 267.2 119.2 very high 224%
Singleton Stp 25.1 2 Aug 6.0 −1.0 7 Aug 325.4
Williamtown RAAF 18.0 +0.3 26.3 28 Aug 7.4 +0.4 0.7 17 Jul 532.4 270.2 very high 197%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 15.0 −0.5 24.9 30 Aug 4.1 +1.0 −2.8 17 Jul 205.1 146.0 high 140%
Mudgee Airport AWS 14.4 23.2 29 Aug 2.5 −5.6 17 Jul 176.8
Nullo Mountain AWS 9.0 18.4 29 Aug 2.9 −3.6 17 Jul 378.0
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 12.6 +0.5 22.1 29 Aug 1.9 +0.7 −6.0 17 Jul 91.3 141.9 low 64%
Bathurst Airport AWS 12.1 21.2 30 Aug 2.1 −5.8 17 Jul 95.6
Cowra Research Centre 13.7 −0.1 23.8 30 Aug 4.8 +0.5 −2.2 14 Jun 123.8 149.4 normal 83%
Katoomba 10.7 +0.7 20.8 30 Aug 3.5 +0.4 −2.4 17 Jul 562.4 282.0 very high 199%
Lithgow 10.9 20.7 29 Aug 2.0 −6.9 16 Jul 313.3 196.9 high 159%
Mount Boyce AWS 9.4 19.2 30 Aug 3.0 −3.4 17 Jul 425.2
Oberon 19.0 30 Aug 0.9 +0.8 −5.5 23 Jun 195.7 226.1 normal 87%
Orange Agricultural Institute 10.3 0 18.5 30 Aug 2.3 +0.3 −5.5 17 Jul 190.5 259.8 low 73%
Orange Airport AWS 9.9 19.1 29 Aug 1.6 −5.9 17 Jul 192.4
Orange Airport Comparison 10.0 −0.1 19.2 29 Aug 2.1 +1.0 −5.0 17 Jul 188.7 246.8 low 76%
Springwood Bowling Club 16.2 26.5 27 Aug 6.6 −2.6 17 Jul 408.5 190.6 very high 214%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 15.6 −0.1 24.9 29 Aug 0.9 +0.2 −6.2 17 Jul 133.2 165.7 normal 80%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 14.0 23.1 30 Aug 5.6 −0.3 19 Jul 119.6
Dunedoo Post Office 15.8 −0.4 26.2 30 Aug 3.8 +1.1 −3.6 16 Jul 190.1 132.7 high 143%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 14.2 24.5 30 Aug 2.9 −3.5 13 Jun 102.2
Cowra Airport Comparison 14.2 −0.4 24.5 30 Aug 3.5 +0.9 −2.6 13 Jun 108.2 142.9 low 76%
Dubbo Airport AWS 15.4 25.3 30 Aug 3.7 −4.1 17 Jul 153.4
Forbes Airport AWS 15.0 26.4 30 Aug 2.6 −3.8 20 Jul 85.0
Parkes 15.4 +0.5 25.6 30 Aug 4.4 −0.2 −2.0 16 Jul 128.0 148.0 normal 86%
Parkes Airport AWS 14.3 25.0 30 Aug 3.0 −3.0 16 Jul 131.2 142.6 normal 92%
Wellington 15.5 −0.5 25.0 30 Aug 2.7 −0.2 −4.9 17 Jul 140.8 149.6 normal 94%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 17.7 −0.2 27.1 27 Aug 6.6 +0.7 −1.4 17 Jul 416.0 170.0 very high 245%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.8 27.1 27 Aug 6.7 −1.3 17 Jul 540.2
Holsworthy Control Range 17.6 26.9 27 Aug 5.4 −2.7 17 Jul 421.6
Parramatta North 18.0 −0.1 27.5 27 Aug 7.7 +0.9 0.0 17 Jul 520.4 188.7 highest 276%
Riverview Observatory 17.6 +0.2 27.0 28 Aug 8.2 +1.1 0.6 17 Jul 696.0 271.5 very high 256%
Sydney 17.9 +1.0 27.7 27 Aug 9.9 +1.1 3.7 17 Jul 730.0 311.1 very high 235%
Sydney Airport AMO 17.9 +0.3 27.8 28 Aug 9.5 +1.6 3.0 17 Jul 440.8 269.0 high 164%
Sydney Olympic Park 18.1 27.9 27 Aug 8.9 1.7 17 Jul 543.8
Terrey Hills AWS 16.5 25.8 28 Aug 8.4 0.2 17 Jul 520.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 17.5 26.9 27 Aug 5.5 −3.5 17 Jul 305.6
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 17.3 26.8 27 Aug 6.9 −2.3 17 Jul 404.6
Liverpool 18.1 27.0 31 Aug 5.7 −2.6 17 Jul 406.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 18.2 27.9 27 Aug 7.0 −1.3 17 Jul 319.2
Prospect Dam 17.7 0 27.2 30 Aug 7.3 +0.6 −0.6 17 Jul 385.2 183.7 very high 210%
Richmond RAAF 17.4 27.2 27 Aug 5.3 −3.4 17 Jul 351.8
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 17.6 27.0 31 Aug 7.3 −1.0 17 Jul 380.4
Bellambi AWS 17.3 26.0 27 Aug 10.3 4.1 17 Jul 500.0
Bowral 11.6 −1.0 22.5 30 Aug 4.2 +1.6 −2.7 23 Jun 353.6 195.3 high 181%
Camden Airport AWS 17.6 −0.4 27.1 27 Aug 4.8 +1.1 −3.1 17 Jul 317.0 146.3 very high 217%
Campbelltown 17.7 27.4 27 Aug 5.0 −3.2 17 Jul 267.4
Jervis Bay 16.1 25.6 31 Aug 10.4 5.1 16 Jul 478.8
Moss Vale AWS 11.8 22.2 30 Aug 3.6 −5.2 23 Jun 318.6
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 16.6 26.4 28 Aug 7.5 2.7 23 Jun 423.8
Wollongong University 17.4 −0.2 27.5 27 Aug 8.1 −0.7 1.2 18 Jul 455.5 259.9 high 175%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 17.0 27.2 30 Aug 5.1 −2.6 16 Jul 346.0
Bega AWS 16.9 27.1 28 Aug 4.1 −3.3 17 Jul 283.8
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 12.1 21.5 30 Aug 1.7 −6.1 30 Jul 245.4
Green Cape AWS 15.7 26.6 31 Aug 9.9 6.5 4 Aug 290.2
Merimbula Airport AWS 16.7 28.0 28 Aug 5.7 0.0 4 Aug 305.4
Montague Island Lighthouse 15.8 0 23.9 31 Aug 10.7 +0.3 6.5 17 Jul 270.4 207.5 high 130%
Moruya Airport AWS 17.1 28.0 30 Aug 5.1 −3.0 16 Jul 322.8
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 16.8 +0.1 26.6 28 Aug 7.6 +1.0 1.8 17 Jul 326.6 198.3 high 165%
Narooma Rvcp 16.6 +0.1 25.7 28 Aug 8.1 +0.9 3.5 16 Jul 345.1 190.5 high 181%
Nerriga Composite 12.3 −0.2 22.0 30 Aug 2.0 +1.1 −6.1 23 Jun 396.4 192.0 very high 206%
Ulladulla AWS 16.4 25.9 31 Aug 9.6 3.2 17 Jul 579.4
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 12.1 +0.4 22.8 30 Aug 0.5 +1.0 −4.7 17 Jul
Bombala AWS 10.4 20.5 30 Aug 1.1 −4.6 24 Jun 289.8
Canberra Airport 12.7 +0.5 21.9 28 Aug 2.2 +1.7 −4.7 17 Jul 123.2 128.9 normal 96%
Cooma Airport AWS 10.0 20.3 30 Aug −0.7 −8.2 16 Jul 150.8 100.7 high 150%
Cooma Visitors Centre 11.3 −0.9 22.2 30 Aug −0.7 +1.3 −8.0 16 Jul 141.9 96.4 high 147%
Goulburn Airport AWS 11.7 21.8 30 Aug 2.3 −5.5 23 Jun 209.0
Goulburn Tafe 11.4 −1.0 21.9 30 Aug 3.5 +1.5 −3.8 23 Jun 219.6 147.8 high 149%
Mount Ginini AWS 14.0 30 Aug −2.3 −8.0 17 Jul 197.8
Taralga Post Office 10.8 −0.2 21.2 30 Aug 2.2 +1.0 −4.9 23 Jun 331.8 210.2 high 158%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 22.0 30 Aug 0.1 −0.8 −8.0 11 Jul 116.1 245.3 very low 47%
Tuggeranong 12.7 22.5 27 Aug 1.7 −6.8 17 Jul 94.0
Yass 12.7 +0.2 22.8 30 Aug 2.4 +0.8 −4.0 23 Jun 165.8 176.9 normal 94%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 2.9 +0.2 8.7 23 Aug −5.2 +0.7 −17.0 23 Jul 227.6 585.6 very low 39%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 3.1 −0.1 10.0 30 Aug −4.3 −0.1 −12.5 22 Jun 275.0 627.1 very low 44%
Thredbo AWS 0.4 −0.1 7.1 30 Aug −4.5 +0.2 −10.3 11 Jul 178.8 326.9 low 55%
Thredbo Village 6.0 −0.1 14.5 27 Aug −2.5 +0.3 −10.0 6 Jul 489.7 507.7 normal 96%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 14.6 +0.7 24.2 28 Aug 3.1 −0.1 −3.1 23 Jun 153.3 239.5 low 64%
Albury Airport AWS 14.3 23.7 28 Aug 3.2 −3.3 23 Jun 143.2
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 4.4 15.4 30 Aug −0.6 −6.1 22 Jun 258.2
Hume Reservoir 14.1 +1.0 23.7 28 Aug 4.9 +0.4 −1.2 15 Jul 157.2 221.7 low 71%
Khancoban AWS 12.9 22.1 30 Aug 2.0 −4.1 24 Jun 206.2
Tumbarumba Post Office 12.1 +0.6 21.3 30 Aug 0.7 +0.6 −6.0 23 Jun 196.3 315.4 low 62%
Wagga Wagga AMO 14.3 +0.7 25.2 30 Aug 2.9 −0.4 −3.2 22 Jun 78.6 156.9 very low 50%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 13.4 +1.0 23.5 30 Aug 4.5 +1.0 −0.7 22 Jun 174.8 297.8 low 59%
Cootamundra Airport 13.5 24.8 30 Aug 1.7 −5.4 23 Jun 105.6
Grenfell 13.6 −0.2 24.3 30 Aug 4.7 +1.1 −1.8 14 Jun 123.5 170.3 low 73%
Gundagai 13.9 24.5 28 Aug 3.1 −3.1 24 Jun 106.9
Quandialla Post Office 15.3 +0.1 27.2 30 Aug 3.5 +0.1 −2.8 20 Jul 90.7 127.4 low 71%
Temora Airport 14.4 26.9 30 Aug 2.5 −3.6 23 Jun 84.4
Wyalong Post Office 15.7 +0.8 28.4 30 Aug 4.4 +0.8 −3.0 23 Jun 48.6 123.5 very low 39%
Young Airport 13.2 23.3 30 Aug 1.7 −3.8 16 Jul 127.6
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 14.6 +0.7 23.8 28 Aug 3.7 +0.3 −2.4 22 Jun 105.3 164.9 low 64%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 15.2 27.6 30 Aug 3.3 −2.9 22 Jul 40.8
Narrandera Airport 15.5 29.1 30 Aug 3.0 −4.6 23 Jun 85.2 113.9 low 75%
Narrandera Golf Club 15.3 +0.3 28.6 30 Aug 3.7 −0.1 −3.5 23 Jun 85.7 125.1 low 69%
Tocumwal Airport 15.1 +0.3 27.1 30 Aug 3.9 −0.1 −2.7 24 Jun 67.9 129.5 low 52%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 15.4 30.0 30 Aug 4.7 −3.0 22 Jun 70.0
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 16.2 +0.6 30.0 30 Aug 3.4 −0.5 −4.0 22 Jun 46.8 103.0 low 45%
Hay 16.3 +0.3 29.2 30 Aug 4.0 −0.2 −2.7 24 Jun 51.1 99.5 low 51%
Hay Airport AWS 29.5 30 Aug 3.2 −3.0 21 Jul 23.0
Hay CSIRO AWS 15.9 29.0 30 Aug 3.4 −4.0 21 Jul 40.8
Hillston Airport 16.9 +1.1 30.7 30 Aug 3.1 −1.5 −3.0 23 Jun 54.4 97.0 low 56%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 29.4 30 Aug 5.1 +0.9 −1.0 16 Jul

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 4 September 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

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