Monday, 3 December 2007 - Seasonal Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in spring 2007
A wet end to an otherwise very dry spring

Summary

  • 4th warmest spring on record for statewide average maximum temperatures
  • 4th warmest spring on record for statewide average minimum temperatures
  • 8th consecutive spring with above average maximum temperatures
  • 4th consecutive spring with above average minimum temperatures
  • Close to average rainfall over much of the state

Rainfall

Despite record dry rainfall in September and very much below average rainfall in October, the overall rainfall for NSW in spring was close to average across much of the state. This was mainly due to the above to very much above average rainfall that fell in November - a month in which the majority of spring rain fell.

Parts of the south and central / northern inland reported below to very much below average spring rainfall, whilst the northeast and parts of the northwestern inland reported above average rainfall. Elsewhere in the state, spring rainfall was close to average.

The statewide average rainfall for spring 2007 was 103.1 mm, which is lower than the historical average1 of 130.5 mm. The Murray Darling Basin recorded an average of 99.9 mm, compared to the historical average of 120.2 mm.

Some sites had their highest total spring rainfall on record.

Some sites had their lowest total spring rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

This was the 4th warmest spring on record for both maximum and minimum temperatures, which were above to very much above average across much of NSW.

Spring maximum temperatures were above average in the far north and on parts of the coast, and very much above average across the remainder of the state. The statewide average maximum temperature for spring was 26.2°C, which is 1.9°C above the historical average1 of 24.3°C, which is the 4th warmest spring on record for statewide average maximum temperatures. It is also the 8th consecutive spring with above average maximum temperatures.

Spring minimum temperatures were above to very much above average over much of the state, with parts of the southern inland experiencing the highest minimum temperatures on record. The statewide average minimum temperature for spring was 11.3°C, which is 1.0°C above the historical average of 10.3°C, making it the 4th warmest spring on record for statewide average minimum temperatures. It is also the 4th consecutive spring with above average minimum temperatures.

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

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

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

Further information

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

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
45.0°C at Ivanhoe Post Office on 20 Nov
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
30.0°C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
8.4°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−1.1°C at Thredbo AWS on 4 Sep
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−8.7°C at Thredbo AWS on 4 Sep
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
0.3°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
17.0°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
28.3°C at Broken Hill (Patton Street) on 20 Nov
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
790.2 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
167.0 mm at Port Macquarie Airport AWS on 10 Nov
Highest wind gust
128 km/h at Thredbo AWS on 30 Sep

Records

Record highest total spring rainfall
Total rainfall
for spring 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for spring
Normal for
spring
Years of
record
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 790.2 751.1 in 1972 338.2 57



Record lowest total spring rainfall
Total rainfall
for spring 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for spring
Normal for
spring
Years of
record
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 184.3 315.5 in 1977 559.7 31
Araluen Lower (Araluen Rd) 38.4 55.6 in 1991 197.3 25




Record highest spring mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for spring 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for spring
Normal for
spring
Years of
record
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 15.3 15.1 in 1988 13.4 149
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 15.5 15.4 in 2005 13.8 142
Canberra Airport 7.8 = 7.8 in 2005 6.0 69
Sydney Airport AMO 14.9 = 14.9 in 2005 12.8 69
Cowra Research Centre (Evans St) 10.5 10.4 in 2006 9.1 57
Wyalong Post Office 11.4 10.7 in 2002 9.2 48
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 11.1 10.9 in 1965 9.3 45
Cowra Airport Comparison 8.7 = 8.7 in 2005 7.1 41
Peak Hill Post Office 13.1 = 13.1 in 2002 11.2 39
Griffith Airport AWS 11.2 10.2 in 1981 8.9 31
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 15.7 = 15.7 in 2005 13.2 22
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 9.4 7.4 in 2005 6.1 22


Summaries

Summary statistics for spring 2007
Maximum temperatures
for spring
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for spring
(°C)
Rainfall
for spring
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
spring
2007
Mean for
spring
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
spring
2007
Total for
spring
2007
Normal
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2007
Fraction of
spring
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 27.7 40.6 20 Nov 13.3 3.8 15 Sep 54.4
Tibooburra Airport 29.5 41.1 20 Nov 15.0 7.1 21 Sep 14.8
Tibooburra Post Office 29.7 +1.4 40.8 20 Nov 15.1 +1.2 6.6 21 Sep 15.2 46.4 low 33%
White Cliffs AWS 28.6 41.7 20 Nov 14.7 6.9 4 Sep 37.4
White Cliffs Post Office 28.7 +0.9 41.6 20 Nov 13.7 +1.0 4.5 21 Sep 32.4 55.5 normal 58%
Wilcannia 28.5 +1.2 42.8 20 Nov 12.5 +0.4 3.0 21 Sep 53.2 60.9 normal 87%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 28.6 42.5 20 Nov 12.6 3.1 21 Sep 42.8
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 26.6 +1.7 41.5 20 Nov 13.6 +1.8 4.8 1 Sep 56.2 65.0 normal 86%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 26.2 40.6 20 Nov 12.4 3.3 1 Sep 32.0 68.0 low 47%
Lake Victoria Storage 26.0 +2.3 40.0 20 Nov 10.5 −0.1 2.0 1 Sep 58.9 74.7 normal 79%
Menindee Post Office 28.6 +2.2 44.2 20 Nov 12.3 +1.0 4.0 3 Sep 52.7 61.7 normal 85%
Pooncarie Telecentre 27.9 43.1 20 Nov 11.8 1.7 2 Sep 49.0 67.8 normal 72%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 29.5 40.0 20 Nov 13.7 4.8 30 Sep 50.0
Brewarrina Hospital 29.0 +0.3 40.0 21 Nov 13.6 +0.9 4.5 21 Sep 114.0 87.9 high 130%
Cobar Airport AWS 27.2 40.3 20 Nov 12.6 2.2 21 Sep 180.8
Cobar MO 27.6 +1.9 40.1 20 Nov 13.8 +1.4 5.4 4 Sep 147.4 95.5 high 154%
Collarenebri 29.7 +1.0 37.2 21 Nov 13.4 +0.7 4.1 30 Sep 135.0 110.6 high 122%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 29.4 39.0 21 Nov 14.5 5.0 9 Sep 66.1
Wanaaring Post Office 40.6 20 Nov 13.0 3.1 21 Sep 44.1 59.1 normal 75%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 26.3 +1.9 42.2 20 Nov 10.7 +0.9 0.7 1 Sep 30.0 86.9 low 35%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 27.4 42.9 20 Nov 13.0 3.4 1 Sep 39.0
Ivanhoe Post Office 28.5 +2.2 45.0 20 Nov 12.1 +1.7 1.2 2 Sep 106.6 73.2 high 146%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 26.8 +2.3 39.0 20 Nov 11.1 +1.8 0.3 6 Sep 114.4 119.4 normal 96%
Condobolin Airport AWS 25.2 38.7 20 Nov 9.3 −0.9 2 Sep 114.2
Peak Hill Post Office 26.6 +2.3 36.5 20 Nov 13.1 +1.9 3.7 18 Sep 100.5 132.9 normal 76%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 25.5 38.1 20 Nov 10.5 0.6 2 Sep 127.2
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 28.1 36.5 21 Nov 12.2 3.0 12 Sep 88.4
Coonamble Comparison 28.3 +1.0 36.4 21 Nov 12.5 +1.3 2.5 30 Sep 87.3 116.5 normal 75%
Nyngan Airport 27.9 +1.6 38.9 19 Nov 13.3 +2.0 5.0 2 Sep 50.4 97.6 low 52%
Trangie Research Station AWS 27.1 +2.2 36.9 20 Nov 11.8 +1.8 1.3 18 Sep 73.6 121.4 normal 61%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 30.0 +1.3 36.9 31 Oct 14.2 +1.1 5.5 18 Sep 80.3 109.3 normal 73%
Walgett Airport AWS 29.3 38.3 21 Nov 12.7 2.9 9 Sep 78.6
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Baradine Forestry 35.2 3 Oct 11.0 +1.4 1.7 18 Sep 104.1 150.9 normal 69%
Moree Aero 28.4 35.3 3 Oct 13.1 3.8 18 Sep 86.4
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 26.6 +2.0 33.5 7 Oct 8.7 +0.7 −0.1 24 Sep 135.1 178.3 normal 76%
Narrabri Airport AWS 27.9 35.9 3 Oct 12.2 1.0 18 Sep 105.6
Pindari Dam 26.5 +1.5 32.6 7 Oct 10.3 +0.4 0.5 18 Sep 157.8 207.7 low 76%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 27.5 35.0 3 Oct 10.1 0.4 15 Sep 77.2
Gunnedah Pool 27.4 +0.8 34.5 3 Oct 12.4 +1.8 3.5 18 Sep 77.6 154.1 low 50%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 26.8 +2.0 34.2 31 Oct 13.0 +1.1 5.4 22 Sep 90.4 163.6 low 55%
Quirindi Post Office 26.0 +1.0 33.4 20 Nov 7.9 −0.6 −0.8 18 Sep 78.6 170.8 low 46%
Tamworth Airport AWS 26.2 33.8 20 Nov 9.7 0.5 30 Sep 145.8
Woolbrook 21.6 +1.0 28.0 3 Oct 5.7 +0.7 −4.0 30 Sep 215.5 212.7 normal 101%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 21.1 27.8 7 Oct 5.7 −2.9 24 Sep 200.2
Armidale Airport AWS 20.4 27.1 7 Oct 7.7 −0.5 18 Sep 238.4
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 20.7 +1.0 26.5 7 Oct 7.3 +0.3 −0.5 22 Sep 186.6 220.9 normal 84%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 20.8 27.5 7 Oct 5.6 −3.6 30 Sep 223.0
Glen Innes Post Office 21.4 +0.6 27.4 23 Oct 7.7 +0.8 1.0 21 Sep 187.3 221.0 normal 85%
Guyra Hospital 18.8 +0.9 24.8 7 Oct 6.7 +0.6 0.1 12 Sep 271.1 235.3 normal 115%
Inverell 25.0 31.8 7 Oct 7.6 −1.3 18 Sep 186.4
Inverell Research Centre 24.4 +1.7 30.9 7 Oct 10.5 +0.6 2.1 18 Sep 187.0 209.9 normal 89%
Tenterfield 22.4 +0.2 29.4 7 Oct 7.5 −0.4 −1.0 21 Sep 149.7 211.0 low 71%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 24.0 +0.5 31.8 30 Oct 13.2 +0.8 7.8 24 Sep 359.2 237.8 high 151%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 24.5 +0.6 31.4 12 Oct 15.4 +0.8 10.5 8 Sep 420.0 284.1 high 148%
Ballina Airport AWS 24.9 31.0 3 Oct 14.2 8.0 12 Sep 512.6
Byron Bay 23.9 29.6 28 Nov 17.0      
Casino Airport 27.7 −0.1 34.5 7 Oct 14.3 +1.3 6.1 18 Sep 230.4 198.3 normal 116%
Casino Airport AWS 26.8 34.2 7 Oct 13.6 5.1 18 Sep 245.0
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.6 36.6 12 Oct 15.2 8.7 24 Sep 384.6
Grafton Airport AWS 26.8 35.1 6 Oct 12.7 5.4 24 Sep 262.8
Grafton Olympic Pool 27.0 +0.5 35.6 6 Oct 14.2 +0.8 7.8 12 Sep 288.6 211.3 high 137%
Grafton Research Stn 26.8 34.5 6 Oct 13.8 7.8 24 Sep 228.8 175.6 high 130%
Lismore 26.1 34.0 7 Oct 14.7 9.0 24 Sep 396.2
Lismore Airport AWS 26.8 34.8 7 Oct 13.2 6.6 1 Sep 339.0
Murwillumbah 26.9 +0.5 34.1 12 Oct 14.8 +0.9 8.6 24 Sep 287.2 254.5 normal 113%
Yamba Pilot Station 24.0 +0.7 32.5 2 Oct 16.1 +0.9 10.2 24 Sep 337.6 227.3 high 149%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 24.3 +0.8 33.0 12 Oct 14.3 +0.8 8.0 14 Oct 435.8 285.5 high 153%
Dorrigo 21.1 29.0 7 Oct 9.9 3.0 10 Sep 454.9
Kempsey 25.6 0 33.4 16 Oct 13.0 +1.4 7.0 12 Sep 322.2 226.5 high 142%
Kempsey Airport AWS 25.3 34.9 3 Oct 11.6 5.6 24 Sep 319.2
South West Rocks 24.1 +1.0 31.1 2 Oct 15.8 +0.8 9.5 5 Sep 283.4 260.2 normal 109%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 23.5 34.0 3 Oct 14.0 8.0 24 Sep 266.2 226.2 normal 118%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.1 32.6 12 Oct 12.5 5.8 12 Sep 449.0
Taree Airport AWS 24.8 35.0 3 Oct 12.4 5.0 24 Sep 294.8
Yarras 25.6 +0.5 33.9 3 Oct 11.5 +0.4 3.6 15 Oct 790.2 338.2 highest 234%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 26.3 +1.2 35.4 3 Oct 11.7 +0.9 3.3 24 Sep 163.7 169.3 normal 97%
Cessnock Airport AWS 25.3 34.8 3 Oct 10.8 1.5 24 Sep 173.0
Gosford 23.8 +0.5 34.8 3 Oct 11.2 +0.8 3.9 24 Sep 295.6 243.7 normal 121%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 26.6 +0.6 36.0 3 Oct 11.3 +1.2 2.4 23 Sep 254.5 152.9 very high 166%
Lostock Dam 24.9 +0.8 33.0 3 Oct 12.4 +0.7 6.0 14 Oct 239.2 201.2 normal 119%
Maitland Visitors Centre 35.3 3 Oct 11.4 2.6 24 Sep 33.7
Mangrove Mountain AWS 22.8 33.0 3 Oct 11.9 5.1 18 Oct 221.6
Merriwa 24.7 34.2 21 Nov 9.0 −0.4 16 Sep 144.8 144.4 normal 100%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 21.4 29.3 3 Oct 11.4 1.6 23 Sep 188.4
Murrurundi Post Office 24.0 0 31.5 3 Oct 7.5 −0.6 −0.5 30 Sep 179.8 206.4 normal 87%
Nelson Bay 23.5 +0.3 33.4 3 Oct 15.7 +2.5 10.6 29 Nov 150.4 246.3 low 61%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 22.5 +0.6 34.1 3 Oct 15.5 +1.7 9.1 24 Sep 180.4 217.3 normal 83%
Newcastle University 24.7 34.5 3 Oct 13.8 6.7 14 Oct 150.6
Norah Head AWS 22.7 34.6 3 Oct 15.3 9.4 24 Sep 157.0
Paterson 25.7 +1.0 35.1 3 Oct 12.2 +0.9 3.9 24 Sep 146.6 198.6 low 74%
Peats Ridge 23.3 +0.8 33.6 3 Oct 11.7 +1.0 5.7 13 Oct 207.8 258.1 normal 81%
Scone Airport AWS 25.2 33.3 3 Oct 9.8 1.1 24 Sep 187.0
Scone SCS 33.9 3 Oct 10.9 +0.2 3.1 10 Sep 203.8 158.2 normal 129%
Singleton Stp 26.3 34.7 22 Oct 11.1 1.2 24 Sep 196.2
Williamtown RAAF 24.6 +1.2 35.6 3 Oct 11.8 0 2.9 30 Sep 202.4 214.8 normal 94%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 24.7 +1.6 33.5 21 Nov 10.0 +0.9 0.8 16 Sep 172.9 161.3 normal 107%
Mudgee Airport AWS 23.9 32.9 19 Nov 7.9 −2.1 16 Sep 126.8
Nullo Mountain AWS 17.4 25.5 19 Nov 8.6 1.3 13 Oct 277.2
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 22.0 +2.3 30.6 16 Nov 6.6 +0.4 −3.2 16 Sep 217.2 167.1 high 130%
Bathurst Airport AWS 21.1 29.5 21 Nov 7.4 −1.6 10 Sep 194.2
Cowra Research Centre 24.9 +3.2 36.2 20 Nov 10.5 +1.3 2.2 15 Sep 79.3 169.5 low 47%
Katoomba 18.8 +1.4 27.4 22 Oct 8.9 +1.3 0.9 23 Sep 442.4 268.9 high 165%
Lithgow 19.5 28.3 21 Nov 7.1 −3.0 23 Sep 181.6 183.2 normal 99%
Mount Boyce AWS 17.9 25.9 16 Nov 8.5 0.1 23 Sep 350.4
Oberon 26.5 19 Nov 5.0 +0.6 −4.0 16 Sep 195.9 218.6 normal 90%
Orange Agricultural Institute 19.4 +2.0 29.0 20 Nov 7.4 +0.9 −0.4 1 Sep 168.6 242.3 low 70%
Orange Airport AWS 19.3 28.7 20 Nov 6.2 −1.9 22 Sep 147.2
Orange Airport Comparison 19.4 +2.4 29.0 20 Nov 6.9 +1.4 −1.5 17 Oct 140.4 230.3 low 61%
Springwood Bowling Club 23.2 33.4 22 Oct 11.1 3.5 23 Sep 229.2 226.6 normal 101%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 25.1 +0.9 32.9 3 Oct 7.1 +0.1 −2.5 30 Sep 149.2 172.2 normal 87%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 23.7 32.1 3 Oct 11.7 3.8 23 Sep 127.8
Dunedoo Post Office 26.1 +2.1 36.7 21 Nov 9.8 +0.8 −0.1 16 Sep 93.0 146.9 low 63%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 25.1 36.2 20 Nov 8.0 −1.9 16 Sep 73.8
Cowra Airport Comparison 25.3 +2.8 36.5 20 Nov 8.7 +1.6 −0.4 16 Sep 85.2 158.3 low 54%
Dubbo Airport AWS 26.2 36.4 20 Nov 9.8 −0.3 16 Sep 70.6
Forbes Airport AWS 26.5 37.6 20 Nov 8.9 −0.8 1 Sep 84.4
Parkes 26.3 +2.7 36.5 20 Nov 11.4 +1.0 1.5 21 Sep 126.8 141.8 normal 89%
Parkes Airport AWS 25.3 36.0 20 Nov 8.6 −2.0 16 Sep 146.2 155.6 normal 94%
Wellington 25.8 +1.2 35.6 19 Nov 8.9 +0.2 −0.9 30 Sep 95.4 155.1 low 62%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 24.4 +1.0 34.8 3 Oct 12.5 +1.0 5.3 10 Sep 184.6 183.8 normal 100%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 23.5 34.7 3 Oct 12.6 5.2 10 Sep 198.4
Holsworthy Control Range 24.4 34.8 22 Oct 11.5 3.9 24 Sep 174.2
Parramatta North 24.4 +0.9 35.0 3 Oct 12.6 +0.9 5.8 10 Sep 258.2 208.5 normal 124%
Riverview Observatory 23.7 +1.2 34.5 3 Oct 13.6 +1.8 6.8 24 Sep 259.2 217.1 normal 119%
Sydney 23.1 +1.3 34.8 3 Oct 15.3 +1.9 8.8 23 Sep 238.2 229.8 normal 104%
Sydney Airport AMO 23.5 +1.2 36.2 3 Oct 14.9 +2.1 8.1 23 Sep 161.2 213.0 normal 76%
Sydney Olympic Park 24.4 35.7 3 Oct 14.2 7.8 23 Sep 237.0
Terrey Hills AWS 22.4 34.0 3 Oct 13.3 7.2 13 Oct 239.0
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 24.6 34.4 3 Oct 11.0 3.5 16 Sep 207.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.6 34.8 3 Oct 12.1 4.1 23 Sep 226.0
Liverpool 25.0 35.0 3 Oct 11.4 4.5 23 Sep 170.8
Penrith Lakes AWS 25.6 35.4 3 Oct 12.6 5.1 23 Sep 244.6
Prospect Dam 24.9 +1.5 34.5 3 Oct 12.4 +0.6 5.3 23 Sep 194.6 179.9 normal 108%
Richmond RAAF 24.9 34.7 3 Oct 11.7 3.4 23 Sep 186.6
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 22.9 35.0 3 Oct 11.1 3.0 24 Sep 152.2
Bellambi AWS 21.5 34.4 3 Oct 14.4 8.8 13 Oct 252.6
Bowral 19.4 +0.6 28.6 22 Oct 9.2 +1.9 1.7 16 Sep 182.8 218.6 normal 84%
Camden Airport AWS 24.8 +0.8 34.4 3 Oct 10.5 +0.7 2.3 23 Sep 205.0 182.5 normal 112%
Campbelltown 24.7 34.5 3 Oct 10.5 2.0 23 Sep 180.0
Jervis Bay 21.2 33.5 22 Oct 14.0 8.7 10 Sep 162.6
Kiama 34.8 3 Oct 14.4 8.1 13 Oct
Moss Vale AWS 19.4 29.4 21 Oct 8.4 −1.2 16 Sep 158.0
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 23.3 35.2 22 Oct 11.3 3.9 13 Oct 153.6
Wollongong University 22.5 +0.7 35.1 3 Oct 12.8 +0.3 6.0 16 Sep 239.6 285.1 normal 84%
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 22.3 36.0 22 Oct 10.0 1.8 23 Sep 199.8
Bega AWS 22.5 35.3 21 Oct 8.7 −1.3 23 Sep 108.4
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 20.0 30.9 21 Nov 6.6 −3.4 16 Sep 159.2
Green Cape AWS 19.3 28.6 22 Oct 12.6 7.2 23 Sep 136.0
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.6 35.0 22 Oct 9.3 2.0 23 Sep 107.4
Montague Island Lighthouse 19.3 +0.6 30.6 3 Oct 13.5 +0.9 8.4 23 Sep 202.0 199.0 normal 102%
Moruya Airport AWS 21.7 37.0 22 Oct 9.7 1.0 23 Sep 162.4
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 20.7 +0.7 35.2 22 Oct 11.7 +1.0 4.8 23 Sep 152.0 215.1 normal 71%
Narooma Rvcp 20.0 +0.7 32.0 3 Oct 12.0 +1.0 5.0 23 Sep 199.7 207.2 normal 96%
Nerriga Composite 20.2 +1.3 31.7 21 Nov 6.4 +0.2 −3.5 16 Sep 138.0 181.0 normal 76%
Ulladulla AWS 20.8 35.2 22 Oct 13.0 7.0 13 Oct 239.6
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 19.9 +1.5 33.1 20 Nov 5.5 +1.0 −2.8 23 Sep
Bombala AWS 18.1 32.4 20 Nov 5.1 −4.4 23 Sep 90.2
Canberra Airport 21.8 +2.4 33.4 21 Nov 7.8 +1.9 −2.3 16 Sep 131.2 179.3 low 73%
Cooma Airport AWS 18.8 32.0 20 Nov 3.9 −6.1 23 Sep 120.8 153.0 low 79%
Cooma Visitors Centre 20.2 +0.9 33.5 20 Nov 4.5 +0.6 −4.2 23 Sep 119.5 146.3 normal 82%
Goulburn Airport AWS 20.7 31.6 21 Nov 6.3 −4.9 23 Sep 130.2
Goulburn Tafe 20.7 +1.2 32.0 21 Nov 8.3 +1.5 −1.6 23 Sep 135.6 170.7 normal 79%
Mount Ginini AWS 12.4 24.9 20 Nov 3.3 −5.8 4 Sep 239.6
Taralga Post Office 19.8 +1.8 31.5 21 Nov 6.3 +1.0 −2.7 23 Sep 161.6 200.3 normal 81%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 32.0 20 Nov 9.4 +3.4 −1.0 13 Sep 176.5 266.3 low 66%
Tuggeranong 21.7 33.4 20 Nov 7.1 −2.5 16 Sep 183.0
Yass 22.5 +2.1 36.0 21 Nov 7.6 +1.1 −1.2 16 Sep 147.2 176.7 normal 83%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 24.0 20 Nov 0.3 +1.0 −8.5 23 Sep 247.7 620.3 very low 40%
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 24.1 20 Nov 0.5 +0.5 −7.5 8 Oct 184.3 559.7 lowest 33%
Thredbo AWS 8.4 +1.2 23.0 20 Nov 0.9 +1.2 −8.7 4 Sep 276.4 442.3 low 62%
Thredbo Village 14.5 +1.6 27.7 20 Nov 2.2 +0.6 −7.0 1 Oct 526.5 560.7 normal 94%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport 23.8 +2.5 39.2 20 Nov 9.2 +1.1 0.5 1 Sep 158.0 193.2 normal 82%
Albury Airport AWS 23.5 38.4 20 Nov 9.1 0.6 8 Oct 152.4
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 13.0 25.5 20 Nov 5.0 −4.0 4 Sep 250.8
Hume Reservoir 23.8 +2.8 38.9 20 Nov 10.3 +1.2 1.3 1 Sep 130.8 183.0 normal 71%
Khancoban AWS 21.8 36.2 20 Nov 6.8 −2.0 5 Sep 205.6
Tumbarumba Post Office 20.5 +1.6 34.1 20 Nov 6.3 +1.2 −2.7 5 Sep 206.2 260.3 normal 79%
Wagga Wagga AMO 24.7 +3.3 39.0 20 Nov 8.8 +1.0 −0.8 18 Sep 95.2 152.8 low 62%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 23.2 +3.0 37.6 21 Nov 9.9 +1.6 2.0 16 Sep 218.1 239.3 normal 91%
Cootamundra Airport 23.7 36.8 20 Nov 7.2 −3.5 9 Oct 119.6
Grenfell 24.7 +2.2 36.7 20 Nov 10.8 +1.9 1.8 23 Sep 88.6 155.3 low 57%
Gundagai 24.1 38.5 20 Nov 9.0 0.3 16 Sep 120.8
Quandialla Post Office 26.6 +3.2 39.6 20 Nov 10.1 +1.5 0.5 18 Sep 83.9 132.7 low 63%
Temora Airport 25.0 37.3 20 Nov 8.4 −2.5 1 Sep 160.0
Wyalong Post Office 26.1 +2.9 39.6 20 Nov 11.4 +2.2 2.0 4 Sep 92.2 119.4 normal 77%
Young Airport 23.7 35.7 20 Nov 6.1 −3.8 9 Oct 100.0
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 24.3 +2.0 40.2 20 Nov 8.7 +0.5 −0.6 18 Sep 70.8 141.4 low 50%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 25.3 42.5 20 Nov 9.5 −0.4 1 Sep 67.8
Narrandera Airport 25.6 37.6 16 Nov 9.9 −0.6 18 Sep 122.0 112.5 normal 108%
Narrandera Golf Club 25.4 +2.3 40.0 20 Nov 9.7 +0.6 −0.5 25 Sep 96.4 125.2 normal 77%
Tocumwal Airport 24.8 +2.4 41.1 20 Nov 9.4 +0.5 −0.3 2 Sep 36.4 115.9 very low 31%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 25.8 41.0 20 Nov 11.7 3.0 1 Sep 138.0
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 26.1 +2.3 41.0 20 Nov 11.2 +2.3 1.0 15 Sep 109.6 105.2 normal 104%
Hay 26.1 +1.6 42.1 20 Nov 11.5 +2.0 1.4 1 Sep 73.2 92.1 normal 79%
Hay Airport AWS 26.4 42.9 20 Nov 11.2 0.6 1 Sep 64.6
Hillston Airport 27.0 +2.4 41.6 20 Nov 11.0 +0.7 1.0 5 Sep 98.7 90.6 normal 109%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 26.9 +1.4 40.5 20 Nov 11.7 +1.2 2.6 4 Sep 63.1 103.5 low 61%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 3 December 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

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