Monday, 1 September 2008 - Seasonal Climate Summary for New South Wales - Product code IDCKGC25R0

New South Wales in winter 2008
Near-normal temperatures, close to average rainfall

Summary

  • Close to average rainfall for NSW and the Murray Darling Basin
  • Near average maximum and minimum temperatures

Rainfall

Following on from a very dry autumn, NSW experienced close to average rainfall during winter. The statewide average rainfall was 95.8  mm, which is slightly lower than the historical winter average1 of 115.1 mm. However, it should be noted that despite much of northern and coastal NSW recording close to average winter rainfall, dry conditions continued in the southern border regions of the state, with below average rainfall recorded during winter.

The Murray Darling Basin also recorded below average rainfall, with a basin-wide average of 91.8  mm, compared to the historical average of 110.2  mm.

Higher than average pressure over Australia and a generally dry air mass were factors contributing to the drier conditions during winter, particularly in the south.

Some sites had their lowest total winter rainfall on record.

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

Temperature

NSW experienced a mixed bag of temperatures during winter, with unseasonably warm temperatures in June, average temperatures in July and very cool temperatures in August. However, because of this variation, overall winter temperatures were close to average over much of the state.

The statewide average maximum temperature for winter 2008 was 16.6°C, which is 0.5°C above the historical average1 of 16.1°C. This is the 10th consecutive winter with above average statewide maximum temperatures.

Overnight (minimum) temperatures were close to average thoughout. The statewide average minimum temperature was 4.5°C, which is slightly greater than the historical average of 4.3°C.

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.

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
31.4°C at Brewarrina Hospital on 30 Aug
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
21.4°C at Casino Airport
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
0.7°C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
−5.5°C at Thredbo AWS on 10 Aug
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−15.5°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet) on 24 Jul
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
−5.0°C at Charlotte Pass (Kosciusko Chalet)
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
12.5°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
18.0°C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) on 1 Jun
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
485.2 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
192.8 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview) on 4 Jun
Highest wind gust
135 km/h at Green Cape AWS on 1 Aug

Records


Record lowest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2008 (mm)
Previous lowest
for winter
Years of
record
Normal for
winter
Wakool (Barratta) 9.4 24.7 in 1944 115 104.2
Rennie (Pine View) 19.0 31.3 in 1944 110 151.8
Mulwala Post Office 22.9 34.8 in 1982 99 142.2
Tombong (Hillcrest) 25.6 31.9 in 1948 97 120.6
Hay (Mulberrygong) 11.7 17.1 in 1940 89 96.5
Wolseley Park (The Pastures) 35.4 70.7 in 1982 68 313.3
Harden (Dunolly) 30.8 35.6 in 1976 64 148.9
Cobar (Taringo Downs) 0.0 11.3 in 2002 62
Delegate (Wallendibby East) 33.4 37.4 in 1944 59 128.1
Gunbar (Kelsey) 18.6 23.6 in 2002 58 84.2
Oberon (Gingkin) 48.5 73.0 in 1940 56 239.9
Swan Vale (Numeralla) 38.8 43.2 in 1982 51 158.4
Rock Flat (Old Post Office) 21.2 23.8 in 1994 48 88.8
Oberon (Holmwood) 41.2 67.9 in 1982 44 183.5
Oberon (Sweet Wattle) 16.0 57.8 in 1982 41 191.9
Hay (Epsom Downs) 5.0 26.8 in 1982 40 102.4
Merriwagga (Sylvanham) 18.8 22.2 in 1994 39 92.2
Bundarra (Willowbank) 43.0 49.6 in 1982 36 154.7
Gurrundah (Ashwell) 45.2 49.2 in 1982 36 192.1
Berridale (Eucumbene Trout Farm) 17.4 49.1 in 1977 33 125.9
Pleasant Hills (Killarney) 26.0 49.1 in 1976 30 129.0




Record lowest winter temperature
Lowest temperature
in winter 2008 (°C)
Previous lowest
for winter
Years of
record
Normal for
winter
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) −1.4 on 15 Aug −0.3 on 25 Jun 1981 32 8.4





Summaries

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Summary statistics for winter 2008
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2008
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
winter
2008
Mean for
winter
2008
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
winter
2008
Total for
winter
2008
Normal
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2008
Fraction of
winter
normal
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 17.0   25.4 19 Jul 5.1   −0.4 5 Jul 64.8
Tibooburra Airport 18.5   29.8 31 Jul 6.5   1.5 11 Aug 35.8
Tibooburra Post Office 18.9 +0.3 29.9 31 Jul 6.4 +0.3 1.3 8 Aug 37.0 43.8 normal 84%
White Cliffs AWS 17.9   26.6 31 Jul 6.0   0.5 29 Jul 39.4
White Cliffs Post Office 18.0 0.0 26.5 31 Jul 4.8 −0.4 −0.3 29 Jul 37.3 52.7 normal 71%
Wilcannia 18.0 −0.4 23.6 31 Jul 4.6 −0.6 −1.5 12 Jul 43.1 56.5 normal 76%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 17.9   23.5 31 Jul 4.9   −0.9 12 Jul 52.0
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill 15.6 −0.2 22.0 19 Jul 6.5 +0.2 1.0 24 Jul 113.2 56.6 very high 200%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 15.5   22.6 19 Jul 5.4   −0.1 24 Jul 104.8 52.6 very high 199%
Lake Victoria Storage 16.1 +0.3 20.0 26 Aug 3.7 −2.4 −2.5 24 Jul 79.5 72.5 normal 110%
Menindee Post Office 17.9 +0.2 23.0 29 Aug 4.3 −1.1 −1.6 29 Jul 38.2 58.5 low 65%
Pooncarie Telecentre 17.4   22.5 29 Aug 5.1   −1.6 29 Jul 48.9 66.6 normal 73%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 19.0   30.6 30 Aug 5.1   −2.4 12 Aug 70.0
Brewarrina Hospital 19.5 +0.3 31.4 30 Aug 4.6 −0.8 −1.5 12 Aug 57.4 70.2 normal 82%
Cobar Airport AWS 16.8   22.5 30 Jun 3.5   −4.1 14 Aug 50.6
Cobar MO 17.0 +0.6 22.4 30 Jun 5.6 −0.1 −1.9 14 Aug 51.0 88.0 low 58%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen 20.4   30.0 30 Aug 5.6   −2.2 12 Aug 50.6
Wanaaring Post Office 19.3   28.1 31 Jul 3.6   −2.2 12 Jul 48.1 50.7 normal 95%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald 16.1 −0.2 21.2 29 Aug 5.0 +1.1 −0.7 29 Jul 49.4 88.7 low 56%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 16.8   21.6 3 Jun 6.2   0.2 29 Jul 38.0
Ivanhoe Post Office 17.7 +0.6 23.0 29 Aug 5.1 +1.0 −2.0 29 Jul 48.9 73.3 normal 67%
Central Western Plains (S) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 15.9 +0.3 21.9 1 Jun 3.9 +0.8 −3.6 24 Aug 73.1 97.9 low 75%
Condobolin Airport AWS 16.3   22.0 1 Jun 3.7   −3.6 24 Aug 98.0
Peak Hill Post Office 16.4 +0.5 23.0 1 Jun 5.6 +0.3 −0.5 14 Aug 101.6 122.7 normal 83%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 14.7   20.5 1 Jun 4.1   −2.9 24 Aug 95.8
Central Western Plains (N) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 18.7   26.9 30 Aug 4.0   −3.3 9 Aug 85.0
Coonamble Comparison 18.7 +1.0 26.7 30 Aug 4.3 −0.4 −2.7 9 Aug 81.7 100.5 normal 81%
Nyngan Airport 17.7 +0.2 22.9 26 Aug 5.1 +0.5 −0.3 20 Aug 96.4 89.3 normal 108%
Trangie Research Station AWS 16.9 +0.8 22.7 14 Jul 4.7 +0.9 −2.7 12 Jul 76.8 96.1 normal 80%
Northwest Plains (W) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 21.3 +1.7 30.3 30 Aug 5.2 +0.1 −1.4 12 Aug 79.9 92.3 normal 87%
Walgett Airport AWS 19.5   30.4 30 Aug 4.0   −2.8 9 Aug 89.2
Northwest Plains (E) (district 53)
Moree Aero 19.1   26.9 30 Aug 4.7   −1.5 9 Aug 73.6
Northwest Slopes (N) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 17.2 +0.6 23.0 1 Jun 0.6 −0.4 −6.1 13 Aug 114.6 121.6 normal 94%
Narrabri Airport AWS 18.5   25.6 30 Aug 4.5   −3.6 12 Aug 113.0
Pindari Dam 18.4 +0.9 23.9 1 Aug 2.1 −0.9 −5.0 28 Jun 94.1 124.6 low 76%
Northwest Slopes (S) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 17.7   24.0 30 Aug 2.8   −5.4 9 Aug 110.0
Gunnedah Pool 17.9 +0.5 24.2 30 Aug 5.1 +0.5 −1.7 13 Aug 112.0 121.6 normal 92%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 17.4 +0.7 24.0 30 Aug 5.9 +0.5 −0.6 12 Aug 120.6 114.3 normal 106%
Quirindi Post Office 16.8 −0.1 23.0 30 Aug 1.3 −1.4 −6.4 14 Aug 150.8 133.4 normal 113%
Tamworth Airport AWS 17.0   22.9 1 Jun 2.6   −6.3 14 Aug 152.8
Woolbrook 13.4 +0.3 19.0 27 Aug −0.1 +0.8 −8.0 14 Aug 148.5 157.6 normal 94%
Northern Tablelands (W) (district 56)
Armidale 13.3   20.0 10 Jun −0.1   −9.0 12 Jul 121.4
Armidale Airport AWS 12.6   18.6 10 Jun 1.7   −6.1 12 Jul 119.2
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 13.7 +1.0 19.0 14 Jul 1.0 −0.2 −6.5 9 Aug 105.4 157.6 low 67%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 14.0   19.5 14 Jul −1.0   −12.8 9 Aug 115.6
Glen Innes Post Office 14.1 +0.6 19.6 3 Jun 1.7 +0.3 −8.4 9 Aug 102.4 162.2 low 63%
Guyra Hospital 11.2   16.8 14 Jul 0.7   −4.3 14 Aug 162.6
Inverell 17.2   22.4 17 Jun −0.2   −7.7 14 Aug 127.0
Inverell Research Centre 16.6 +1.2 21.8 14 Jul 3.7 −0.6 −3.6 15 Aug 119.2 138.0 normal 86%
Tenterfield     21.8 31 Aug 0.4 −1.3 −9.5 14 Aug 121.1 155.4 low 78%
Northern Tablelands (E) (district 57)
Tabulam 17.1 +0.6 23.8 1 Aug 7.7 +0.2 2.6 12 Aug 224.8 146.9 high 153%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Research Stat 19.5 +0.6 26.3 1 Aug 10.4 +0.2 4.0 12 Aug 341.6 323.1 normal 106%
Ballina Airport AWS 20.5   25.4 27 Aug 8.8   1.6 13 Aug 403.4
Byron Bay 19.4   23.8 5 Jun 12.5   6.6 12 Aug 256.2
Casino Airport 21.4 −0.4 27.8 1 Aug 7.9 +0.5 0.7 12 Aug 155.2 177.6 normal 87%
Casino Airport AWS 20.9   27.6 1 Aug 7.3   −0.3 12 Aug 159.4
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 20.0   28.3 1 Aug 10.1   4.9 9 Aug 279.8
Grafton Airport AWS 21.0   28.0 1 Aug 5.7   −2.2 14 Aug 124.2
Grafton Olympic Pool 21.4 +0.6 28.5 1 Aug 7.2 +0.3 0.2 14 Aug 150.1 156.6 normal 96%
Grafton Research Stn 21.2   28.0 1 Aug 7.7   1.1 14 Aug 124.4
Lismore 20.7   27.5 1 Aug 9.5   4.8 12 Aug 278.4
Lismore Airport AWS 21.3   28.4 1 Aug 6.7   −1.7 11 Aug 179.4
Murwillumbah 21.4 0.0 27.9 1 Aug 8.3 −0.1 −1.4 15 Aug 259.7 237.2 normal 109%
Yamba Pilot Station 20.3 +0.9 25.4 1 Aug 10.6 +0.5 5.3 14 Aug 203.2 293.4 normal 69%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 19.7 +0.6 25.5 1 Aug 8.1 −0.2 0.3 15 Aug 198.0 254.2 normal 78%
Dorrigo 15.1   23.0 1 Aug 4.3   −2.3 9 Aug 272.6
Kempsey 20.1 +0.1 25.5 1 Aug 6.7 +0.1 0.8 12 Aug 207.2 208.9 normal 99%
Kempsey Airport AWS 20.0   25.4 1 Jul 5.4   −1.7 12 Aug 226.8
South West Rocks 19.6 +0.5 23.8 1 Jul 11.8 +0.2 7.0 12 Aug 149.1 288.2 low 52%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry R.V.C.P. 18.6   24.2 1 Aug 8.1   2.5 12 Jul 189.0 254.0 low 74%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 19.2   25.1 15 Jul 6.9   −1.1 12 Jul 221.4
Taree Airport AWS 18.7   24.0 1 Aug 7.0   0.0 12 Jul 185.9
Yarras 18.8 −0.1 25.1 1 Aug 5.7 −0.3 −0.6 10 Aug 485.2 207.0 very high 234%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock 18.3 +0.1 23.6 26 Aug 5.7 +0.9 −1.7 12 Jul 161.3 128.1 high 126%
Cessnock Airport AWS 17.4   22.9 26 Aug 5.2   −3.1 18 Aug 167.8
Gosford 17.8 −0.1 22.3 11 Jun 6.0 +0.6 −0.7 14 Aug 302.0 278.3 normal 109%
Jerrys Plains Post Office 18.2 +0.3 23.8 26 Aug 5.1 +0.5 −1.8 12 Jul 142.9 114.7 high 125%
Lostock Dam 16.8 0.0 22.1 26 Aug 6.8 −0.2 1.5 18 Aug 182.2 123.6 high 147%
Maitland Visitors Centre 18.4   23.9 26 Aug 6.0   −1.2 12 Jul 177.7
Mangrove Mountain AWS 15.5   20.1 26 Aug 6.1   0.3 18 Aug 260.0
Merriwa 16.2   22.7 26 Aug 3.5   −4.4 12 Jul 165.2 98.0 very high 169%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 12.6   19.3 18 Jun 4.9   −1.2 12 Aug 214.2
Murrurundi Post Office 15.4 −0.3 21.8 30 Aug 2.3 −0.3 −5.0 14 Aug 221.0 184.7 normal 120%
Nelson Bay 17.5   22.0 30 Jun 10.5   5.5 18 Aug 459.3 355.1 high 129%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 17.6 +0.1 23.3 26 Aug 9.7 +0.7 5.2 18 Aug 214.2 272.3 normal 79%
Newcastle University 18.0   23.2 26 Aug 7.8   2.4 12 Jul 204.1
Norah Head AWS 17.4   21.2 30 Jun 9.9   5.0 12 Aug 291.6
Paterson 17.9 +0.1 23.6 26 Aug 7.0 +0.5 0.3 12 Jul 149.4 145.2 normal 103%
Peats Ridge 16.2 0.0 21.3 26 Aug 6.7 +0.2 1.8 18 Aug 253.2
Scone Airport AWS 16.5   21.9 26 Aug 3.9   −3.4 12 Jul 194.0
Scone SCS 17.2 +0.4 23.0 11 Jun 5.3 −0.2 −1.1 14 Jul 147.0 110.6 high 133%
Singleton STP 18.0   23.2 26 Aug 4.9   −3.0 12 Jul 66.4
Williamtown RAAF 17.8 +0.2 23.0 26 Aug 7.2 +0.3 0.8 20 Aug 269.0 254.1 normal 106%
Central Tablelands (N) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 15.7 +0.5 21.5 26 Aug 3.8 +0.8 −3.0 12 Jul 148.9 135.5 normal 110%
Mudgee Airport AWS 15.0   20.8 14 Jul 1.7   −5.8 18 Aug 124.8
Nullo Mountain AWS 9.2   14.6 18 Jun 2.5   −2.7 11 Aug 209.4
Central Tablelands (S) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 12.9 +1.0 19.0 1 Jun 1.5 +0.7 −5.1 23 Jul 121.2 136.8 normal 89%
Bathurst Airport AWS 12.3   17.5 14 Jul 1.7   −4.2 12 Jul 108.2
Cowra Research Centre 14.1 +0.5 20.5 1 Jun 5.1 +0.9 0.2 12 Jul 153.3 142.3 normal 108%
Katoomba 10.7 +0.9 16.2 14 Jul 3.3 +0.3 −2.0 2 Aug 260.6 272.8 normal 96%
Lithgow 11.0   16.9 14 Jul 1.5   −6.5 23 Jul 142.5 186.6 normal 76%
Mount Boyce AWS 9.5   15.1 18 Jun 2.7   −2.4 22 Jul 208.2
Oberon 8.9 −0.8 15.0 18 Jun 1.2 +0.8 −4.5 26 Jul 160.4 221.9 low 72%
Orange Agricultural Institute 10.1 +0.3 16.0 1 Jun 2.2 +0.3 −3.0 12 Jul 211.4 253.3 normal 83%
Orange Airport AWS 10.1   15.7 14 Jul 1.0   −5.2 12 Jul 198.4
Orange Airport Comparison 10.2 +0.4 16.2 1 Jun 1.6 +0.7 −4.0 12 Jul 195.0 243.6 normal 80%
Springwood Bowling Club 16.1   21.5 26 Aug 7.0   2.4 12 Jul 144.0 196.6 normal 73%
Central Western Slopes (N) (district 64)
Coonabarabran 15.8 −0.2 22.0 30 Aug 0.8 −0.7 −6.5 12 Jul 134.4 155.1 normal 87%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 14.5   20.6 26 Aug 5.4   0.0 12 Jul 153.2
Dunedoo Post Office 16.2 0.0 23.0 26 Aug 3.1 +0.4 −3.7 12 Jul 148.0 118.2 high 125%
Central Western Slopes (S) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 14.9   20.7 14 Jul 3.4   −2.6 24 Aug 120.4
Cowra Airport Comparison 14.7 +0.4 20.6 1 Jun 3.8 +1.4 −2.0 24 Aug 127.8 142.0 normal 90%
Dubbo Airport AWS 16.5   22.4 26 Aug 3.7   −3.3 19 Aug 96.6
Forbes Airport AWS 15.4   21.9 1 Jun 3.7   −3.3 24 Aug 115.4
Parkes 15.5 +0.9 22.5 1 Jun 4.6 −0.6 −2.0 19 Aug 142.2 142.8 normal 100%
Parkes Airport AWS 14.8   22.0 1 Jun 3.2   −3.0 4 Jul 135.8
Wellington 16.3 +0.4 22.0 14 Jul 3.2 +0.3 −4.5 14 Aug 110.9 140.4 normal 79%
Metropolitan (E) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 17.5 −0.3 22.5 30 Jun 6.1 +0.2 0.5 10 Aug 182.2 179.3 normal 102%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.6   22.3 14 Jul 6.3   1.1 13 Aug 200.4
Holsworthy Control Range 17.5   22.0 30 Jun 5.5   −0.7 10 Aug 159.0
Parramatta North 17.9 +0.2 22.2 30 Jun 6.8 −0.2 1.8 19 Aug 169.0 193.6 normal 87%
Riverview Observatory 17.6 −0.4 22.2 16 Jul 7.7 +0.7 3.0 12 Jul 242.5 277.8 normal 87%
Sydney 17.7 +0.1 23.1 14 Jul 9.4 +0.3 5.3 19 Aug 261.0 295.0 normal 88%
Sydney Airport AMO 17.7 +0.2 23.0 30 Jun 9.2 +1.7 5.2 23 Jul 243.4 272.6 normal 89%
Sydney Olympic Park 18.0   23.1 26 Aug 8.2   3.5 12 Jul 142.8
Terrey Hills AWS 16.2   20.7 12 Jun 7.9   2.9 12 Jul 245.2
Metropolitan (W) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 17.6   22.1 30 Jun 4.5   −1.9 10 Aug 100.8
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 17.2   21.9 30 Jun 6.0   −0.3 12 Aug 166.4
Liverpool 18.0   23.0 30 Jun 5.0   −1.0 12 Jul 149.4
Penrith Lakes AWS 17.9   22.7 30 Jun 6.0   0.3 23 Jul 138.8
Prospect Reservoir 17.4 +0.1 22.1 26 Aug 6.5 −0.4 1.0 9 Aug 162.7 182.0 normal 89%
Richmond RAAF 17.6   22.7 11 Jun 4.0   −2.9 19 Aug 124.2
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park 17.4   23.0 14 Jul 7.0   1.0 12 Jul 155.0
Bellambi AWS 17.0   21.5 14 Jul 10.2   5.7 19 Aug 250.8
Bowral 11.6 −0.9 18.1 14 Jul 3.8 +1.9 −1.4 24 Jul 149.8 198.2 normal 76%
Camden Airport AWS 17.5 −0.4 22.1 26 Aug 4.4 +0.8 −2.4 30 Jun 142.6 145.6 normal 98%
Campbelltown 17.4   22.1 26 Aug 4.7   −1.7 10 Aug 127.8
Jervis Bay 15.8   21.5 30 Jun 10.0   5.3 19 Aug 327.8
Kiama 16.9   22.0 14 Jul 10.4   6.5 17 Aug 260.0
Moss Vale AWS 11.8   18.4 14 Jul 3.1   −5.6 23 Jul 167.8
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 16.7   23.5 31 Aug 6.6   −0.2 18 Aug 192.0
South Coast (district 69)
Batemans Bay 17.0   24.8 31 Aug 4.4   −1.6 23 Jul 209.7
Bega AWS 17.0   24.2 31 Aug 3.3   −2.8 5 Jul 93.0
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 12.4   18.2 31 Aug 0.6   −7.1 19 Aug 140.2
Merimbula Airport AWS 16.5   23.0 31 Aug 5.0   0.0 19 Jul 126.4
Montague Island Lighthouse 15.6 −0.1 21.1 30 Jun 10.3 +0.3 6.3 23 Aug 146.0 217.6 normal 67%
Moruya Airport AWS 17.3   26.0 31 Aug 4.9   −2.0 17 Aug 224.2
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 17.0 +0.5 25.1 31 Aug 7.0 +0.5 1.7 17 Aug 240.8 197.9 high 122%
Narooma RVCP 16.7 +0.7 22.5 31 Aug 7.8 +1.2 3.2 10 Aug 218.5 209.5 normal 104%
Nerriga Composite 12.7 +0.4 18.5 14 Jul 0.2 −0.7 −7.5 17 Aug 136.1 179.8 normal 76%
Ulladulla AWS 16.2   23.4 31 Aug 9.2   5.3 4 Aug 183.4
Sthn Tablelands Gburn-Monaro (district 70)
Bombala 12.5 +1.0 18.5 31 Aug 0.1 +0.7 −6.8 5 Jul 83.2 138.2 low 60%
Bombala AWS 10.7   16.8 31 Aug 1.2   −5.2 5 Jul 90.4
Canberra Airport 13.0 +0.9 17.3 26 Aug 1.6 +1.1 −5.3 19 Aug 82.6 121.9 low 68%
Cooma Airport AWS 10.4   15.9 18 Jun −1.1   −9.1 26 Jul 57.8
Cooma Visitors Centre 11.9 −0.4 16.6 31 Aug −1.7 +0.3 −9.0 12 Jul 59.5 84.7 normal 70%
Goulburn Airport AWS 12.1   18.0 14 Jul 1.0   −6.7 23 Jul 95.2
Goulburn TAFE 11.8 −0.2 17.8 14 Jul 2.5 +0.8 −4.2 23 Jul 102.8 145.8 normal 71%
Mount Ginini AWS 2.6   10.7 17 Jun −2.4   −7.3 22 Jul 288.6
Taralga Post Office 11.0 0.0 17.2 14 Jul 1.3 +0.3 −5.5 23 Jul 158.7 207.4 normal 77%
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 12.2   16.0 14 Jul 0.8   −4.0 17 Aug 169.9 247.6 low 69%
Tuggeranong 13.0   17.2 31 Aug 0.5   −5.3 25 Jul 103.6
Yass 12.6 +0.2 17.8 14 Jul 2.6 +1.3 −3.0 26 Jul 160.4 162.7 normal 99%
Sthn Tablelands Snowy-Mountns (district 71)
Charlotte Pass 2.7   11.5 8 Jun −5.0   −15.5 24 Jul 428.5
Perisher Valley Ski Centre 3.4 +0.7 13.0 1 Jun −4.7 −0.2 −13.0 17 Aug 166.7 648.7 very low 26%
Thredbo AWS 0.7 +0.2 9.0 8 Jun −4.3 +0.7 −10.2 24 Jul 150.0 379.8 very low 39%
Thredbo Village 6.0 +0.1 12.0 17 Jun −2.1 +1.1 −9.5 24 Jul 403.2 491.5 normal 82%
Southwest Slopes (S) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 14.4   19.4 2 Jun 3.6   −1.9 23 Aug 129.2
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 4.1   11.4 16 Jun −0.5   −4.9 17 Aug 337.2
Hume Reservoir 14.2 +1.3 19.3 5 Jun 5.3 +0.8 −0.5 17 Aug 133.8 226.9 very low 59%
Khancoban AWS 12.2   19.3 4 Jun 2.2   −2.8 24 Jul 271.4
Tumbarumba Post Office 11.5 +0.2 17.4 5 Jun 0.8 +0.7 −5.2 23 Jul 245.8 304.1 normal 81%
Wagga Wagga AMO 14.4 +0.9 20.2 5 Jun 3.7 +0.7 −3.4 24 Aug 123.0 155.5 low 79%
Southwest Slopes (N) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 13.2 +0.8 19.5 5 Jun 4.4 +0.7 −0.5 29 Jul 210.8 285.8 low 74%
Cootamundra Airport 13.5   18.6 9 Jun 2.2   −4.6 25 Aug 128.0
Grenfell 13.8 −0.3 20.6 1 Jun 5.2 +1.6 −0.8 23 Aug 132.9 158.0 low 84%
Gundagai 13.9   20.1 5 Jun 3.2   −2.1 24 Aug 145.7
Quandialla Post Office 15.2 +0.3 21.6 7 Jun 4.0 +0.7 −3.8 24 Aug 101.0 127.9 low 79%
Temora Airport 14.5   19.6 30 Jun 2.9   −3.6 24 Aug 87.6
Wyalong Post Office 15.2 +0.4 21.5 1 Jun 4.6 +1.2 −1.5 24 Aug 90.4 117.6 low 77%
Young Airport 13.3   18.5 1 Jun 1.6   −4.6 24 Aug 128.0
Riverina (E) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 14.8 +1.2 20.5 2 Jun 4.3 +0.9 −1.0 23 Jul 105.4 171.7 low 61%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 15.1   19.8 2 Jun 4.5   −1.3 25 Aug 60.4
Narrandera Airport 15.6 +0.6 20.9 1 Jun 4.7 +1.3 −3.2 24 Aug 126.6 111.4 normal 114%
Narrandera Golf Club 15.1 +0.3 20.5 1 Jun 5.0 +1.3 −2.3 24 Aug 134.3 123.3 normal 109%
Tocumwal Airport 14.7 −0.3 20.2 2 Jun 4.9 +1.0 −1.6 25 Aug 96.0 126.5 low 76%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 15.3   20.6 1 Jun 5.9   −0.7 24 Aug 101.2
Riverina (W) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 15.8 +0.8 20.8 3 Jun 4.9 +1.3 −2.2 24 Aug 83.4 109.9 low 76%
Hay 16.2 +0.4 21.3 2 Jun 5.2 +0.8 −1.0 29 Jul 47.0 97.1 low 48%
Hay Airport AWS 16.2   21.1 2 Jun 4.8   −1.9 29 Jul 41.2
Hillston Airport 16.3 +0.4 21.5 1 Jun 4.4 0.0 −1.8 24 Aug 72.2 91.3 normal 79%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 16.4 −0.1 22.0 30 Jun 4.9 +1.0 −1.0 24 Aug 59.9 97.9 low 61%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Monday 1 September 2008. 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