New South Wales in autumn 2019: mixed rainfall and very warm

Autumn rainfall was mixed, with below average totals in the southwest, central and northeast, and scattered areas of above average totals particularly through the northwest. The season began very warm and ended with a cool spell in the last week of May; overall it was the fourth-warmest autumn on record for New South Wales.

Autumn rainfall slightly below average

  • For New South Wales as a whole, rainfall was 32% below the long-term autumn average
  • A vigorous cold front in the last few days of March generated very heavy falls and many sites had their highest autumn daily rainfall on record
  • A wet day on 22 April saw some sites in western New South Wales report a record wet April day
  • Much of the Mid North Coast district had very much below average autumn rainfall, with Krambach (Tipperary) reporting its driest autumn since 1986
  • The first five months of 2019 has been drier than average for New South Wales as a whole, though particularly dry for the northeast

Fourth-warmest autumn on record

Thunderstorms and snow

  • A low pressure system developed off the northern coast of New South Wales on the 16 March and moved south, generating heavy falls across Sydney and surrounding areas on the 18 March causing localised flash flooding
  • Several cold fronts and thunderstorms impacted New South Wales during autumn, some notable events were in the last few days of March, second week of April and in the first few days of May
  • In the last few days of May, a cold outbreak brought snowfall to the Alpine regions of the State

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Extremes in autumn 2019
Hottest day 41.9 °C at Bourke Airport AWS on 23 Mar
Warmest days on average 30.0 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 9.8 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -3.2 °C at Thredbo AWS on 29 May
Coldest night -9.8 °C at Glen Innes Airport AWS on 31 May
Coolest nights on average 2.3 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 18.3 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 27.3 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) & Wanaaring (Delta AWS) on 24 Mar
Warmest on average overall 22.4 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest on average overall 6.2 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 567.0 mm at Boat Harbour (Rous River)
Wettest day 163.0 mm at Doon Doon (McCabes Road) on 8 Mar
Strongest wind gust 131 km/h at Griffith Airport AWS on 29 Mar

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Record highest autumn daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Cassilis (Dalkeith) 121.0 on 30 Mar 119.4 on 9 Mar 1893 138
Binnaway (Hawthorne) 117.6 on 29 Mar 101.6 on 30 Mar 1950 132
Binnaway (Wattle St) 106.4 on 30 Mar 105.4 on 1 Mar 2013 117
Muswellbrook (Spring Creek (Castle Vale) 97.0 on 30 Mar 76.7 on 13 May 1968 56
Weetaliba (Munna) 95.0 on 30 Mar 70.0 on 30 Mar 1990 55
Kenebri (Ellerslie) 114.0 on 30 Mar 104.0 on 21 May 1991 53
Merriwa (Roscommon) 90.6 on 30 Mar 81.0 on 4 Mar 1977 50
Warrumbungle (Miagunyah) 102.0 on 30 Mar 85.4 on 2 Mar 1977 50
Kenebri (Cumbil) 117.0 on 30 Mar 86.6 on 21 May 1991 49
Scone Airport AWS 66.2 on 30 Mar 49.2 on 31 May 2011 25
Coonamble Airport AWS 93.6 on 30 Mar 66.4 on 7 Apr 2010 22


Lowest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
autumn
Krambach (Tipperary) 85.0 82.3 in 1986* 330.9

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported




Record highest autumn temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Albury Airport AWS 38.5 on 4 Mar = 38.5 on 7 Mar 2016 27 22.7
Casino Airport AWS 39.6 on 12 Mar 38.5 on 5 Mar 2015 25 25.8



Record lowest autumn daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Young Airport 6.5 on 30 May 7.2 on 29 May 2000 28 22.7



Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Norah Head AWS 24.8 24.6 in 2018 24 22.8

Highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.3 25.8 in 1882* 22.5
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 24.5 25.6 in 1925* 23.5

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported




Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Inverell Research Centre 21.4 on 25 Mar = 21.4 on 6 Mar 1980 55 11.0
Scone Airport AWS 21.7 on 25 Mar 21.4 on 30 Mar 2017 28 10.3
Moree Aero 25.0 on 24 Mar = 25.0 on 1 Mar 2011 25 12.8
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 22.4 on 26 Mar = 22.4 on 10 Mar 2004 24 13.8
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 22.2 on 25 Mar = 22.2 on 21 Mar 2017 20 12.2



Record lowest autumn temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Pindari Dam -4.2 on 31 May -3.3 on 24 May 2006 47 10.7
Guyra Hospital -6.0 on 31 May -5.5 on 23 May 1982 36 7.0
Oberon (Albion St) -6.5 on 31 May -6.3 on 14 May 1984 36 5.7
Armidale Airport AWS -5.9 on 31 May -5.1 on 15 May 2011 25 7.8
Penrith Lakes AWS 1.3 on 31 May 2.0 on 30 May 2016 24 13.1
Port Macquarie Airport AWS -3.5 on 31 May -1.6 on 24 May 2006 24 13.8
Glen Innes Airport AWS -9.8 on 31 May = -9.8 on 31 May 2006 23 6.6
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 1.0 on 31 May = 1.0 on 30 May 2016 22 12.7
Taree Airport AWS -0.6 on 31 May 1.0 on 31 May 2004 22 13.5
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 1.0 on 29 May 4.5 on 9 May 2006 21 15.0



Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Cooma Airport AWS 5.3 = 5.3 in 2016 27 4.0
Scone Airport AWS 11.7 = 11.7 in 1998 27 10.3
Tamworth Airport AWS 12.1 11.8 in 1998 27 10.1
Ballina Airport AWS 16.3 = 16.3 in 2018 26 15.3
Walgett Airport AWS 13.8 13.6 in 2016 25 11.9
Inverell (Raglan St) 10.0 9.5 in 2016 24 7.7
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 15.8 = 15.8 in 2014 21 14.2
Coonamble Airport AWS 14.0 = 14.0 in 2016 20 12.1

Highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Trangie Research Station AWS 13.7 14.1 in 1989* 11.4
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 9.3 10.8 in 1990* 7.4
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 8.7 9.0 in 1989* 5.8

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported




Record highest autumn mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 20.5 = 20.5 in 2016 154 18.9
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 15.4 = 15.4 in 2016 45 13.4
Norah Head AWS 20.8 = 20.8 in 2018 24 19.4



Summary statistics for autumn 2019
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2019
Diff
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Highest for
autumn
2019
Mean for
autumn
2019
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from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2019
Total for
autumn
2019
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2019
Fraction of
autumn
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 27.3 +0.9 39.9 22 Mar 13.6 +0.8 2.5 31 May 22.6 48.5 low 47%
Smithville AWS 28.6   41.0 23 Mar 14.3   2.1 31 May 19.8
Tibooburra Airport 28.3 +0.6 41.2 23 Mar 16.1 +1.1 4.0 31 May 61.0 47.7 high 128%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 28.3   41.3 23 Mar 16.3   2.1 31 May 74.4
White Cliffs AWS 27.7 +0.8 40.5 10 Mar 15.2 +0.9 3.4 30 May 45.2 69.7 average 65%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 27.3 +0.5 40.8 5 Mar 12.8 +0.9 0.9 31 May 112.8 63.9 high 177%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 25.5 +1.3 38.7 22 Mar 12.9 +1.3 1.6 30 May 27.2 60.3 average 45%
Lake Victoria Storage 25.5 +1.7 39.5 3 Mar     0.0 30 May 27.2 56.4 low 48%
Menindee Post Office 26.8 +1.1 40.9 22 Mar 12.3 +1.0 3.0 30 May 80.1 57.1 high 140%
Mulurulu AWS 25.9   39.4 4 Mar 11.8   1.7 30 May 82.2
Pooncarie Mail Agency 26.8 +0.6 41.0 4 Mar 11.7 +0.3 3.1 30 May 42.8 61.6 average 69%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 28.6 +0.7 41.9 23 Mar 14.7 +1.2 1.0 31 May 77.2 85.3 average 91%
Brewarrina Hospital 29.0 +1.5 40.8 23 Mar 14.0 +1.1 0.6 31 May 81.0 100.1 average 81%
Cobar Airport AWS 26.9 +1.2 39.4 23 Mar 12.8 +1.3 -2.4 31 May 101.0 75.7 high 133%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 28.5 +0.6 39.3 23 Mar 15.8 +1.6 2.4 31 May 57.4 91.6 average 63%
Noona AWS 26.6   39.2 5 Mar 14.2   2.6 30 May 154.0
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 28.1   41.7 23 Mar 13.8   -0.7 31 May 101.2
Wanaaring Post Office 28.7 +0.8 41.3 23 Mar 14.1 +1.0 0.1 31 May 93.6 67.0 high 140%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 25.2 +1.0 40.4 4 Mar 11.0 +0.9 2.9 27 Apr 45.0 76.9 low 59%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 25.7   38.6 5 Mar 10.9   -0.8 28 May 100.2
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 26.1 +0.4 39.7 4 Mar 13.3 +1.0 2.5 30 May 95.8 64.7 average 148%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 25.9 +1.3 37.2 10 Mar 12.7 +2.2 2.5 31 May 33.5 105.2 low 32%
Condobolin Airport AWS 26.2 +1.5 37.1 10 Mar 12.5 +2.4 1.6 30 May 30.2 74.7 low 40%
Peak Hill Post Office 26.2 +1.3 36.8 5 Mar 13.8 +1.3 1.1 28 May
West Wyalong Airport AWS 24.7 +0.5 36.5 4 Mar 11.5 +1.4 2.0 30 May 85.2 84.2 average 101%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 27.4 +1.0 39.2 23 Mar 14.0 +1.9 0.9 28 May 146.2 120.0 average 122%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 27.8   40.6 23 Mar 14.6   3.2 28 May 18.2
Trangie Research Station AWS 27.2 +2.6 38.7 23 Mar 13.7 +2.3 1.1 31 May 36.2 122.2 low 30%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 28.4   41.0 23 Mar 14.0   -0.2 31 May 53.2
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 30.0 +2.4 41.0 10 Mar 14.7 +1.6 0.2 31 May 82.4 115.4 average 71%
Walgett Airport AWS 28.6 +1.1 40.3 24 Mar 13.8 +1.9 0.9 31 May 76.0 83.8 average 91%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 28.6 +1.6 39.0 10 Mar 14.6 +1.8 -0.3 31 May 59.8 103.2 low 58%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Narrabri Airport AWS 27.9 +1.1 38.4 24 Mar 13.9 +1.7 -1.6 31 May 111.0 110.4 average 101%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Resource Centre 26.4 +1.5 37.9 24 Mar 14.2 +1.5 1.4 31 May 159.8 125.4 high 127%
Quirindi Post Office 26.4 +1.4 36.0 24 Mar 11.0 +1.8 -2.6 31 May 150.4 138.4 average 109%
Tamworth Airport AWS 26.5 +1.3 37.7 24 Mar 12.1 +2.0 -3.3 31 May 116.8 103.7 average 113%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 22.3 +1.3 31.7 4 Mar 8.7 +2.9 -7.0 31 May
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 21.9 +1.6 31.3 24 Mar 7.1 +0.6 -5.5 31 May 83.2 135.9 low 61%
Armidale Airport AWS 21.0 +1.4 30.3 9 Mar 8.8 +1.0 -5.9 31 May 92.4 134.3 low 69%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 21.5 +1.6 30.5 11 Mar 8.7 +0.7 -4.5 31 May 129.2 158.5 average 82%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 21.7 +1.1 30.5 11 Mar 7.5 +0.9 -9.8 31 May 129.6 172.1 average 75%
Guyra Hospital 19.6 +1.7 28.5 11 Mar 7.8 +0.8 -6.0 31 May 62.8 171.6 v low 37%
Inverell (Raglan St) 26.2 +1.7 34.8 13 Mar 10.0 +2.3 -4.6 31 May 97.0 145.3 low 67%
Inverell Research Centre 25.5 +2.2 34.3 24 Mar 12.0 +1.0 -3.4 31 May 101.8 157.5 low 65%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 22.5 +1.0 33.4 11 Mar 8.6 0.0 -7.4 31 May 76.2 175.9 v low 43%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 23.6 +1.6 34.8 11 Mar 14.3 +0.9 4.3 31 May 299.2 349.0 average 86%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 25.7 +0.8 33.0 11 Mar 16.3 +1.0 2.9 31 May 392.0 562.5 low 70%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 24.9 +0.9 32.8 12 Mar 18.3 +0.7 9.0 31 May 322.6 388.4 low 83%
Casino Airport AWS 27.2 +1.4 39.6 12 Mar 14.7 +0.6 0.7 31 May 319.0 292.8 average 109%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 25.9 +1.4 37.5 24 Mar 16.9 +0.6 6.6 31 May 410.6 464.1 average 88%
Grafton Airport AWS 26.7 +1.0 37.2 24 Mar 14.4 +0.8 -1.5 31 May 158.4 340.1 v low 47%
Grafton Research Stn 27.3 +1.7 39.4 24 Mar 15.3 +1.0 1.1 31 May 145.0 267.1 low 54%
Lismore Airport AWS 26.6 +0.8 39.0 12 Mar 14.4 +0.7 0.4 31 May 358.8 352.4 high 102%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 26.7 +0.8 35.3 12 Mar 16.2 +0.7 5.7 28 May 381.0 496.5 average 77%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.5 +1.5 32.7 23 Mar 17.6 +1.2 6.8 31 May 327.8 502.1 low 65%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 25.3   35.8 25 Mar 15.6   0.9 31 May 350.9
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 20.6 +0.8 31.5 24 Mar 11.3 +0.7 -2.0 31 May 246.5 512.0 v low 48%
Kempsey Airport AWS 26.7 +1.6 37.0 6 Mar 13.0 +0.3 -4.1 31 May 127.6 297.3 low 43%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 26.0 +2.1 31.7 11 Mar 16.9 +0.3 8.2 31 May 375.6 485.3 average 77%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 24.6 +1.1 33.0 9 Apr 15.7 +0.7 1.0 29 May 237.7 394.5 low 60%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 25.6 +1.5 33.9 25 Mar 13.2 -0.6 -3.5 31 May 185.8 426.7 v low 44%
Taree Airport AWS 25.3 +1.0 37.4 6 Mar 13.1 -0.4 -0.6 31 May 155.2 351.4 low 44%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 25.8 +1.6 36.2 24 Mar 13.4 +0.8 2.8 31 May 491.6 510.0 average 96%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 25.9 +1.8 38.4 6 Mar 11.8 +0.8 1.5 9 May 147.6 175.4 average 84%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 25.1 +0.9 38.0 6 Mar 12.2 +0.3 3.1 9 May 224.0 265.0 average 85%
Gosford AWS 24.4   36.8 6 Mar 14.0   4.7 31 May 314.2
Maitland Airport AWS 25.9   38.0 6 Mar 12.7   3.9 10 May 187.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS     35.4 6 Mar 12.5 +0.4 3.8 30 May 250.8 301.1 average 83%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 24.8 +1.0 35.8 6 Mar 10.6 +1.2 1.0 9 May 147.6 124.9 average 118%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 21.7 +0.9 31.8 11 Mar 12.0 +0.8 0.7 31 May 170.0 141.2 average 120%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 24.5 +1.0 32.4 9 Apr 16.7 +1.5 8.4 28 May 288.9 395.6 average 73%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 24.3 +1.8 37.0 6 Mar 16.7 +1.5 7.0 31 May 185.8 350.4 low 53%
Newcastle University 25.5 +1.5 38.2 6 Mar 14.7 +0.7 5.2 28 May 207.1 339.7 low 61%
Norah Head AWS 24.8 +2.0 36.7 6 Mar 16.7 +0.7 7.1 31 May 303.8 372.1 low 82%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 25.8 +1.7 39.2 6 Mar 13.2 +0.5 4.8 10 May 233.6 273.0 average 86%
Scone Airport AWS 26.1 +1.7 37.0 24 Mar 11.7 +1.4 -1.1 31 May 132.8 125.0 average 106%
Singleton Defence AWS 25.9   37.3 6 Mar 14.0   3.2 31 May 159.2
Williamtown RAAF 25.3 +1.8 38.7 6 Mar 13.9 +0.7 5.6 10 May 229.0 340.2 low 67%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 23.9 +1.1 34.4 5 Mar 9.5 +1.3 -1.3 27 May 163.2 130.4 average 125%
Nullo Mountain AWS 17.9 +1.2 28.7 11 Mar 9.3 +0.7 -1.9 30 May 173.4 203.5 average 85%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 21.8 +1.6 32.8 4 Mar 7.5 +0.5 -1.2 9 May 115.3 134.6 average 86%
Bathurst Airport AWS 21.8 +1.1 32.9 5 Mar 7.6 +0.9 -0.6 9 May 107.6 120.8 average 89%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 19.4 +0.8 30.5 5 Mar 7.3 +0.2 -2.0 12 May 167.6 182.0 average 92%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 19.8   31.4 5 Mar 5.8   -4.2 30 May 150.0
Mount Boyce AWS 18.3 +1.2 29.4 5 Mar 9.2 +0.5 -1.2 30 May 177.2 233.4 average 76%
Oberon (Albion St) 18.7 +1.4 29.9 5 Mar 6.2 +0.5 -6.5 31 May 146.6 182.2 average 80%
Orange Airport AWS 19.6 +0.9 30.6 5 Mar 7.0 +1.0 -2.3 27 Apr
Springwood (Valley Heights) 23.3 +1.0 34.0 10 Mar 13.3 +0.8 4.6 30 May 142.4 286.3 low 50%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 25.1 +1.3 34.8 10 Mar 9.3 +1.9 -1.9 28 May 140.1 167.7 average 84%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 23.8 +1.1 33.4 6 Mar 12.9 +1.1 2.7 31 May 173.0 135.4 high 128%
Dunedoo Post Office 25.8 +1.7 36.2 8 Mar 11.9 +1.7 -1.1 28 May 103.9 138.1 average 75%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 24.4 +0.5 35.7 4 Mar 10.4 +1.5 1.0 30 May 81.2 111.7 average 73%
Dubbo Airport AWS 26.6 +1.9 36.5 10 Mar 12.2 +1.7 -1.4 28 May 70.2 129.2 low 54%
Forbes Airport AWS 25.5 +0.9 36.0 10 Mar 11.0 +1.2 -0.8 30 May 50.2 104.5 low 48%
Parkes Airport AWS 25.2 +1.2 36.5 5 Mar 11.2 +1.6 -1.5 30 May 73.0 130.5 low 56%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 25.7 +1.1 35.5 10 Mar 11.1 +1.4 -1.5 31 May 113.6 141.5 average 80%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 25.3 +1.7 36.7 6 Mar 13.2 +0.4 2.4 27 May 206.4 247.1 average 84%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.5 +1.1 35.8 6 Mar 13.1 +0.2 3.3 27 May 175.8 259.5 average 68%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 24.6   36.2 6 Mar 12.7   3.8 31 May 189.2
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 24.7 +2.4 35.6 6 Mar 16.0 +1.4 7.8 31 May 255.0 375.9 average 68%
Sydney Airport AMO 24.9 +2.1 36.5 12 Mar 15.9 +1.6 7.3 31 May 220.0 319.8 average 69%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 23.0 +1.0 34.3 6 Mar 16.9 +0.4 9.5 31 May
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 25.2   37.0 6 Mar 14.1   4.4 31 May 213.0
Terrey Hills AWS 23.2 +1.0 36.0 6 Mar 14.4 +0.6 4.2 31 May 284.4 305.3 average 93%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.1 +1.2 36.0 6 Mar 11.8 +0.3 1.3 31 May 140.6 170.3 average 83%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.9 +1.1 36.9 6 Mar 13.1 +0.4 1.0 31 May 214.8 195.5 average 110%
Penrith Lakes AWS 25.9 +1.4 38.4 6 Mar 13.0 -0.1 1.3 31 May 148.4 161.0 average 92%
Richmond RAAF 25.5 +1.5 38.1 6 Mar 12.1 +0.4 -0.7 31 May 159.4 178.9 average 89%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 24.2 +1.1 34.6 12 Mar 12.6 +0.4 5.3 13 May 201.4 253.5 average 79%
Bellambi AWS 22.8 +0.8 34.6 12 Mar 16.0 +0.3 7.7 30 May 247.4 289.8 average 85%
Camden Airport AWS 25.1 +1.3 35.3 12 Mar 11.2 +0.2 1.0 27 May
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 25.1 +0.9 36.7 6 Mar 11.5 +0.2 1.5 31 May 133.2 176.7 low 75%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 19.9   32.0 4 Mar 10.4   0.7 30 May 100.0
Holsworthy Defence AWS 24.3   36.5 6 Mar 12.6   3.7 30 May 263.4
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 22.1 +0.9 30.3 12 Mar 16.0 +0.7 8.3 30 May 196.0 362.1 low 54%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 22.5   32.8 12 Mar 14.2   6.0 9 May 189.0
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 22.9 +1.0 34.1 12 Mar 16.1 +0.6 8.4 30 May 202.4 281.7 low 72%
Moss Vale AWS 20.1 +1.2 32.2 4 Mar 9.6 +1.2 -0.7 13 May 147.8 171.7 average 86%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 24.0 +1.4 32.5 4 Mar 12.8 +0.6 6.3 30 May 158.0 222.0 average 71%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 22.9 +0.7 33.0 3 Mar 10.1 +0.8 0.7 14 May
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 20.6 +1.1 32.4 4 Mar 7.5 +1.3 -2.4 24 May 124.4 136.1 average 91%
Green Cape AWS 20.7 +0.1 25.8 1 Mar 14.8 +0.4 8.0 28 May 199.0 149.7 high 133%
Merimbula Airport AWS 22.0 +0.5 29.9 25 Mar 11.3 +0.6 2.6 14 May 212.2 189.6 average 112%
Montague Island Lighthouse 21.1 +0.7 26.8 25 Mar 16.2 +1.0 10.2 30 May 179.0 252.2 average 71%
Moruya Airport AWS 22.7 +0.8 30.6 12 Mar 10.9 +0.1 -0.4 30 May 188.0 170.0 average 111%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 22.0 +0.6 28.9 12 Mar 13.3 +1.1 5.2 30 May 189.4 274.5 average 69%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 21.9 +0.9 27.6 19 Mar 13.4 +0.5 5.5 28 May 199.6 261.0 average 76%
Nerriga AWS 21.1   33.9 4 Mar 8.4   -1.1 15 May 103.6
Ulladulla AWS 22.2 +0.9 32.7 12 Mar 14.9 +0.8 7.5 30 May 151.0 293.6 low 51%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 20.3 +1.6 32.1 3 Mar 6.1 +0.8 -3.0 14 May 170.4 148.7 average 115%
Bombala AWS 18.7 +0.7 31.9 3 Mar 6.3 +0.8 -3.1 14 May 163.2 129.8 high 126%
Canberra Airport 21.7 +0.7 34.1 4 Mar 7.6 +0.8 -2.7 31 May 132.4 118.7 average 112%
Cooma Airport AWS 19.0 +0.8 30.4 4 Mar 5.3 +1.3 -4.5 30 May 133.0 117.8 average 113%
Goulburn Airport AWS 21.0 +1.1 34.0 4 Mar 6.8 +0.7 -5.7 15 May 94.8 95.7 average 99%
Goulburn TAFE 20.6 +0.6 33.2 4 Mar 8.5 +0.6 -1.8 15 May 175.4 141.1 high 124%
Mount Ginini AWS 12.2 +0.2 24.5 4 Mar 4.6 +0.5 -6.1 30 May 260.0 200.1 high 130%
Taralga Post Office 20.1 +1.5 32.2 4 Mar 7.0 +0.6 -3.2 15 May 120.1 183.8 low 65%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 21.5 +0.5 34.6 4 Mar 7.6 +0.6 -3.5 31 May 137.0 110.7 high 124%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 12.1   23.6 4 Mar 2.3   -7.2 27 Apr 553.0
Thredbo AWS 9.8 +0.6 20.6 4 Mar 2.6 +0.9 -6.7 30 May 449.2 344.0 high 131%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 23.6 +0.9 38.5 4 Mar 10.0 +1.0 -0.1 30 May 173.8 130.2 high 133%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 13.1 0.0 26.1 4 Mar 6.3 +0.5 -3.9 30 May 327.0 249.3 high 131%
Hume Reservoir 23.0 +1.1 36.9 4 Mar 11.5 +1.2 1.3 30 May 152.4 156.7 average 97%
Khancoban AWS 21.6 -0.1 36.0 1 Mar 7.9 +0.6 -1.6 16 May 300.4 190.1 v high 158%
Tumbarumba Post Office 21.0 +0.9 34.0 4 Mar 6.2 +0.7 -4.0 15 May 252.5 214.3 high 118%
Wagga Wagga AMO 23.5 +0.9 37.6 4 Mar 11.2 +1.7 0.9 30 May 160.6 135.2 high 119%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 22.4 +1.3 37.1 4 Mar     2.7 15 May 200.9 205.3 average 98%
Cootamundra Airport 22.8 +0.2 35.9 4 Mar 9.2 +1.5 -2.5 16 May 155.3 119.5 average 130%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 23.7 +0.9 35.0 4 Mar 9.5 -0.1 -0.2 15 May 74.8 144.3 low 52%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 23.7 +0.8 36.0 4 Mar     0.2 15 May 115.4 117.7 average 98%
Temora Airport 24.3 +0.5 36.7 4 Mar 10.4 +1.7 0.3 15 May 83.8 80.8 average 104%
Young Airport 23.1 +0.4 35.3 4 Mar 8.4 +1.3 -1.0 28 Apr 133.6 112.4 average 119%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 23.9 +1.1 39.3 4 Mar     2.1 30 May 109.9 121.6 average 90%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 24.3 +0.7 39.8 4 Mar 11.1 +1.4 1.0 30 May 72.2 74.9 average 96%
Kapooka (Defence) 24.1   38.0 4 Mar 11.1   0.2 30 May 99.4
Narrandera Airport AWS 25.1 +1.2 38.8 4 Mar 11.4 +1.3 1.9 23 May 82.8 103.8 average 80%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 24.6 +0.4 38.5 4 Mar 12.9 +1.3 1.5 30 May 82.2 97.2 average 85%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 25.0 +1.0 38.3 4 Mar 12.0 +1.5 -0.3 30 May 134.6 99.8 high 135%
Hay Airport AWS 25.3 +0.4 40.8 4 Mar 11.6 +1.2 1.1 30 May 70.0 77.2 average 91%
Hillston Airport 25.8 +1.4 38.5 4 Mar 12.0 +1.0 0.0 30 May 101.7 92.3 average 110%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 25.7 +0.5 37.0 5 Mar 13.3 +2.3 2.4 30 May 94.6 102.5 average 92%
Note: From 2017, information about Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands can be found in the climate summary for the Remote Islands and Antarctica

Notes

The Seasonal climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists the main features of the weather in New South Wales using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 3 June 2019. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites are long-term means 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 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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