New South Wales in summer 2019-20: wet in the east, very hot at times

Rainfall over summer was above average in many coastal regions of New South Wales, but the season was drier than average in the State's west. Daytime temperatures for summer were warmer than average across New South Wales and very much above average over large areas of the State's north and east. Night-time temperatures were very much above average over most of New South Wales, including areas of highest on record, but closer to average in the southwest.

Rainfall above average in the east, but dry in the west

  • Rainfall in summer was above average in many coastal regions, but the season was drier than average in the State's west
  • Summer began with the State's second-driest December on record, and January continued a run of ten consecutive months of below average rainfall for New South Wales as a whole
  • In February, a succession of low pressure systems resulted in very much above average rainfall along the coast, with some areas having their wettest February on record
  • On 10 February, many sites had their highest summer daily rainfall on record
  • Numerous sites around Sydney had their wettest four-day period on record, some for any time of the year
  • Sydney (Observatory Hill) recorded 391.6 mm between 7 and 10 February, its wettest four-day period for any time of the year since 1990 (414.2 mm from 2–5 February 1990)
  • The western half of the State had generally less than 50 mm for the whole season, with large areas drier than average
  • Rainfall for summer was 10% below average for New South Wales as a whole
  • The wettest location was at Yarras (Mount Seaview) inland of Port Macquarie, with 1325.8 mm recorded for the season
  • Many sites, mostly in coastal regions, had either their highest total summer rainfall on record or their highest total summer rainfall since 1991 or earlier

Warmer than average summer, despite cool days in February

Dust and smoke

  • Bushfire smoke and raised dust affected the Sydney basin and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for much of December and January
  • Raised dust fell as dirty brown rain over the Sydney basin on 24 January
  • There were strong winds at times, with 128 km/h at Cabramurra on 4 January the State's strongest recorded wind gust for the season

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Extremes in summer 2019-20
Hottest day 48.9 °C at Penrith Lakes AWS on 4 Jan 2020
Warmest days on average 37.9 °C at Bourke Airport AWS, Tibooburra Airport, and Wanaaring Post Office
Coolest days on average 17.0 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -1.0 °C at Thredbo AWS on 2 Dec 2019
Coldest night -4.3 °C at Perisher Valley AWS and Thredbo AWS on 4 Feb 2020
Coolest nights on average 6.3 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 24.6 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Warmest night 34.7 °C at Condobolin Ag Research Stn and Condobolin Airport AWS on 1 Feb 2020
Warmest on average overall 31.1 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Coolest on average overall 12.1 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 1325.8 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Wettest day 418.6 mm at Wattamolla (Griffiths) on 10 Feb 2020
Strongest wind gust 128 km/h at Cabramurra SMHEA AWS on 4 Jan 2020

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Record highest summer daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Bringelly (Maryland) 172.0 on 10 Feb 2020 159.2 on 3 Feb 1990 150
Taralga Post Office 197.0 on 10 Feb 2020 130.8 on 26 Jan 1885 137
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 226.0 on 10 Feb 2020 206.6 on 10 Feb 1992 135
Prospect Reservoir 165.0 on 10 Feb 2020 164.6 on 11 Feb 1956 134
Picton Council Depot 260.0 on 10 Feb 2020 216.7 on 10 Feb 1956 133
Oberon (Jenolan Caves) 138.0 on 10 Feb 2020 129.3 on 14 Feb 1898 116
Tuross 119.4 on 10 Feb 2020 117.3 on 22 Feb 1954 75
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 240.0 on 10 Feb 2020 =240.0 on 3 Feb 1990 63
Wooli Beach 219.0 on 13 Feb 2020 210.5 on 17 Feb 2009 56
Berrima West (Medway (Wombat Creek)) 95.4 on 10 Feb 2020 80.8 on 4 Feb 1990 51
Krambach (Tipperary) 191.0 on 9 Feb 2020 168.4 on 4 Feb 1990 51
Camden Airport AWS 181.6 on 10 Feb 2020 156.0 on 3 Feb 1990 49
Marrickville Golf Club 194.0 on 10 Feb 2020 139.7 on 13 Jan 1911 48
Mount Wilson (Clarine) 188.0 on 9 Feb 2020 175.0 on 24 Feb 2013 48
Kingscliff (Woram Place) 295.0 on 9 Feb 2020 233.4 on 11 Feb 1976 47
Peakhurst Golf Club 225.0 on 10 Feb 2020 132.0 on 23 Feb 1977 46
Araluen Lower (Araluen Rd) 237.0 on 10 Feb 2020 226.0 on 11 Feb 1992 41
Smiths Lake (Patsys Flat Road) 216.4 on 8 Feb 2020 206.0 on 15 Feb 2009 41
Killawarra (Uralba) 167.0 on 9 Feb 2020 132.0 on 4 Jan 1995 40
Wedderburn (Booalbyn) 203.0 on 10 Feb 2020 138.8 on 5 Feb 2008 40
Chatswood Bowling Club 206.0 on 10 Feb 2020 191.0 on 10 Feb 1956 32
Robertson (The Pie Shop) 397.2 on 10 Feb 2020 167.0 on 12 Feb 2007 31
Beaumont (The Cedars) 265.0 on 10 Feb 2020 247.0 on 12 Feb 2007 28
Wattamolla (Griffiths) 418.6 on 10 Feb 2020 170.0 on 24 Feb 2013 28
Ulladulla AWS 121.6 on 10 Feb 2020 104.6 on 29 Jan 2013 27
Badgerys Creek AWS 200.0 on 10 Feb 2020 138.0 on 31 Jan 2001 26
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 189.2 on 10 Feb 2020 128.0 on 31 Jan 2001 26
Norah Head AWS 94.8 on 7 Feb 2020 89.0 on 28 Jan 2015 26
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 191.6 on 10 Feb 2020 114.4 on 29 Jan 2013 24
Newton Boyd (Abbey Green) 70.8 on 18 Jan 2020 69.4 on 23 Feb 2013 24
Taree Airport AWS 158.8 on 9 Feb 2020 111.4 on 7 Jan 2006 24
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 199.8 on 7 Feb 2020 125.0 on 28 Jan 2013 23
St Ives (Richmond Avenue) 187.6 on 10 Feb 2020 125.2 on 6 Jan 2016 23
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 174.8 on 10 Feb 2020 171.0 on 5 Feb 2008 22
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 147.0 on 10 Feb 2020 104.5 on 6 Jan 2016 21
Concord (Brays Rd) 166.6 on 10 Feb 2020 106.0 on 29 Jan 2013 21
Gears (Wyong River) 176.0 on 8 Feb 2020 158.0 on 29 Jan 2013 21
Greenstead (Wingecarribee River) 91.0 on 10 Feb 2020 79.0 on 17 Jan 2006 21
Hampden Bridge (Kangaroo River) 192.0 on 10 Feb 2020 186.0 on 12 Feb 2007 21
Mount George (Manning River) 153.0 on 9 Feb 2020 105.0 on 11 Dec 2002 21
North Parramatta (Burnside Homes) 171.0 on 10 Feb 2020 104.5 on 31 Jan 2001 21
North Rocks (Muirfield Golf Club) 154.5 on 10 Feb 2020 122.5 on 7 Feb 2010 21
Nowra Boat Shed (Shoalhaven River) 201.0 on 10 Feb 2020 156.0 on 5 Feb 2008 21
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 193.2 on 10 Feb 2020 125.2 on 12 Feb 2007 21
Seven Hills (Radio FM 103.2) 144.5 on 10 Feb 2020 99.5 on 31 Jan 2001 21
Wyong (Mount Elliot) 229.0 on 8 Feb 2020 166.0 on 29 Jan 2013 21
Callala Treatment Plant 119.8 on 10 Feb 2020 101.8 on 7 Dec 2014 20
Faulconbridge (Great Western Hwy) 241.0 on 10 Feb 2020 134.0 on 29 Jan 2013 20
Menangle Bridge (Nepean River) 133.0 on 10 Feb 2020 100.0 on 29 Jan 2013 20
Moss Vale AWS 107.8 on 10 Feb 2020 78.4 on 24 Feb 2013 20
Parkers Gap 101.8 on 10 Feb 2020 81.4 on 24 Feb 2013 20



Record highest summer total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Nymboida (Sutton St) 997.8 818.5 in 1973 87 416.5
Nana Glen (Cowling Close) 1026.2 993.0 in 2012 60 493.7
Wooli Beach 1085.7 924.0 in 1975 50 428.8
Peakhurst Golf Club 590.0 469.7 in 1971 40 250.2
Kingscliff (Woram Place) 1203.3 1142.6 in 1970 39 565.3
Smiths Lake (Patsys Flat Road) 678.4 645.0 in 1989 38 353.2
Wedderburn (Booalbyn) 492.0 469.6 in 1971 34 227.5
Robertson (The Pie Shop) 949.0 745.2 in 1989 27 408.2
Ballina Airport AWS 934.6 921.4 in 2012 26 502.2
Mount Boyce AWS 660.0 533.4 in 2012 26 338.1
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 498.2 471.4 in 2007 23 256.5
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 427.8 378.0 in 2003 22 272.5
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 512.2 487.0 in 2007 22 255.6
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 701.4 698.6 in 2010 22 408.1
Taree Airport AWS 585.8 561.0 in 2011 22 312.6
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 452.5 444.0 in 2015 20 281.3
Wattamolla (Griffiths) 839.4 718.2 in 2009 20 449.8

Highest summer total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Ebor (Wongwibinda) 663.8 737.2 in 1955* 365.2
Tweed Heads Golf Club 1315.8 1579.5 in 1955* 566.2
Byron Bay (Jacaranda Drive) 1067.8 1332.5 in 1955* 574.5
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 829.5 1164.4 in 1971* 458.2
Yamba Pilot Station 778.4 909.6 in 1975* 415.3
Bulahdelah Post Office 647.8 770.0 in 1971* 375.9
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 1049.4 1154.4 in 1975* 593.2
Mount Wilson (Clarine) 751.4 913.0 in 1971* 440.2
Glen Elgin (Glenbrook) 604.6 791.6 in 1975* 386.8
Bonalbo Post Office 667.4 759.0 in 1975* 419.0
Kunghur (The Junction) 877.0 904.4 in 1975* 520.4
Avalon Beach (Avalon (Palmgrove Rd)) 504.8 550.9 in 1958* 319.0
Marrickville Golf Club 502.0 831.4 in 1955* 259.8
Nowendoc (Green Hills) 631.0 665.6 in 1983* 381.0
Taylors Arm 655.0 832.6 in 1975* 471.4
Killawarra (Uralba) 597.5 649.0 in 1989* 350.8
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 514.6 665.0 in 1991 297.7
Sydney Airport AMO 442.4 561.4 in 1991 280.9
Bankstown Airport AWS 453.2 509.4 in 1991* 268.1
Camden (Brownlow Hill) 467.6 591.0 in 1991* 239.5
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 602.4 775.6 in 1991* 364.8
Harwood Island (Harwood Sugar Mill) 769.0 769.6 in 1991* 419.3
Prospect Reservoir 496.0 564.8 in 1991* 268.3
Mittagong (Alfred Street) 433.5 449.4 in 1992* 256.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 497.6 623.0 in 1991* 304.3
Chatswood Bowling Club 531.0 911.5 in 1955* 340.8
Faulconbridge (St Georges Crescent) 713.9 932.4 in 1991* 420.9
Grafton Research Stn 717.6 763.3 in 1955* 360.4
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 446.0 658.9 in 1972* 316.8
Concord Golf Club 519.8 551.6 in 1991* 309.5
Krambach (Tipperary) 651.0 744.9 in 1989* 379.7
Springwood (Valley Heights) 716.0 829.0 in 1991* 367.5
Camden Airport AWS 458.0 508.2 in 1991* 243.0
Hampton (Bindo) 333.0 422.6 in 1991* 251.8

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




Record highest summer temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Wagga Wagga AMO 46.1 on 4 Jan 2020 45.2 on 17 Jan 2019 79 30.8
Williamtown RAAF 45.5 on 4 Jan 2020 = 45.5 on 11 Feb 2017 71 27.8
Taralga Post Office 40.5 on 31 Jan 2020 39.8 on 8 Feb 2009 62 25.3
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 39.8 on 4 Jan 2020 37.7 on 11 Feb 2017 58 22.8
Burrinjuck Dam 45.6 on 31 Jan 2020 43.1 on 17 Jan 2019 56 28.8
Inverell Research Centre 41.5 on 22 Dec 2019 41.3 on 12 Feb 2017 56 29.0
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 44.0 on 4 Jan 2020 43.9 on 15 Jan 2001 55 30.9
Hume Reservoir 45.5 on 31 Jan 2020 44.9 on 7 Feb 2009 55 30.1
Tumbarumba Post Office 42.0 on 4 Jan 2020 40.8 on 16 Jan 2019 54 27.9
Bombala (Therry Street) 41.5 on 31 Jan 2020 40.7 on 1 Feb 1968 53 24.9
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 47.0 on 4 Jan 2020 45.5 on 18 Jan 2013 53 28.0
Bankstown Airport AWS 47.0 on 4 Jan 2020 46.1 on 18 Jan 2013 52 28.0
Thredbo Village 34.8 on 31 Jan 2020 33.5 on 30 Jan 2009 51 20.7
Corowa Airport 46.0 on 31 Jan 2020 = 46.0 on 7 Feb 2009 48 31.2
Pindari Dam 43.0 on 22 Dec 2019 42.8 on 12 Feb 2017 48 31.0
Cooma Visitors Centre 40.0 on 31 Jan 2020 39.5 on 16 Jan 2019 47 26.3
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 36.8 on 5 Jan 2020 36.5 on 19 Jan 2019 47 25.0
Griffith Airport AWS 47.2 on 4 Jan 2020 46.4 on 16 Jan 2019 47 32.3
Goulburn TAFE 41.7 on 4 Jan 2020 41.2 on 11 Feb 2017 45 26.8
Oberon (Albion St) 38.6 on 1 Feb 2020 38.0 on 11 Feb 2017 38 24.1
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 42.6 on 4 Jan 2020 40.8 on 18 Jan 2013 30 25.7
Bombala AWS 40.4 on 31 Jan 2020 40.3 on 21 Dec 1996 29 24.4
Cooma Airport AWS 39.1 on 31 Jan 2020 38.2 on 31 Jan 2009 29 25.3
Goulburn Airport AWS 42.8 on 4 Jan 2020 40.7 on 11 Feb 2017 29 26.8
Mount Boyce AWS 38.0 on 1 Feb 2020 37.2 on 11 Feb 2017 29 23.3
Young Airport 44.9 on 4 Jan 2020 43.5 on 26 Jan 2019 29 30.6
Albury Airport AWS 46.1 on 4 Jan 2020 45.3 on 16 Jan 2019 27 31.1
Richmond RAAF 47.4 on 4 Jan 2020 47.0 on 11 Feb 2017 27 29.6
Badgerys Creek AWS 47.6 on 4 Jan 2020 46.4 on 11 Feb 2017 25 29.2
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 45.9 on 4 Jan 2020 44.9 on 7 Jan 2018 25 27.3
Cootamundra Airport 45.0 on 4 Jan 2020 43.6 on 17 Jan 2019 25 30.7
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 45.2 on 4 Jan 2020 44.0 on 7 Feb 2009 25 31.3
Narrandera Airport AWS 47.4 on 4 Jan 2020 46.3 on 16 Jan 2019 25 32.3
Penrith Lakes AWS 48.9 on 4 Jan 2020 47.3 on 7 Jan 2018 25 30.2
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 34.0 on 31 Jan 2020 32.4 on 16 Jan 2014 24 20.3
Glen Innes Airport AWS 37.3 on 22 Dec 2019 37.0 on 3 Jan 2014 24 25.9
Khancoban AWS 43.3 on 31 Jan 2020 = 43.3 on 7 Feb 2009 24 30.2
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 43.3 on 4 Jan 2020 41.1 on 10 Feb 2017 24 28.4
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 37.8 on 21 Dec 2019 37.6 on 12 Feb 2017 23 26.2
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 47.0 on 4 Jan 2020 45.6 on 7 Jan 2018 23 29.1
Newcastle University 44.9 on 4 Jan 2020 44.1 on 18 Jan 2013 21 28.6
Moss Vale AWS 41.2 on 1 Feb 2020 40.0 on 30 Jan 2003 20 25.0
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 45.6 on 21 Dec 2019 45.4 on 18 Jan 2013 20 26.8



Record lowest summer daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Thredbo AWS -1.0 on 2 Dec 2019 0.1 on 5 Dec 2013 41 15.6
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 2.8 on 2 Dec 2019 3.8 on 3 Feb 2005 24 20.3
Orange Airport AWS 10.6 on 2 Dec 2019 12.0 on 14 Feb 2009 24 26.1



Record highest summer mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Oberon (Albion St) 27.4 27.3 in 2016 44 24.1



Record highest summer daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 27.4 on 2 Feb 2020 25.6 on 27 Jan 2019 63 14.3
Taralga Post Office 25.7 on 2 Feb 2020 24.2 on 6 Feb 1973 62 11.4
Cobar MO 32.6 on 1 Feb 2020 = 32.6 on 18 Jan 2019 58 19.9
Burrinjuck Dam 28.6 on 2 Feb 2020 26.8 on 6 Feb 2009 56 15.0
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 34.7 on 1 Feb 2020 32.0 on 18 Jan 2019 56 17.6
Bathurst Agricultural Station 25.5 on 2 Feb 2020 23.0 on 18 Jan 2017 55 12.8
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 32.1 on 1 Feb 2020 30.1 on 24 Jan 2001 55 15.7
Quirindi Post Office 28.0 on 2 Feb 2020 = 28.0 on 14 Dec 1975 55 15.9
Brewarrina Hospital 32.2 on 31 Jan 2020 31.7 on 23 Jan 1967 54 20.1
Dunedoo Post Office 30.0 on 2 Feb 2020 29.8 on 18 Jan 2019 54 16.6
Bombala (Therry Street) 26.1 on 31 Dec 2019 24.2 on 6 Feb 1973 53 10.0
Peak Hill Post Office 31.2 on 1 Feb 2020 31.0 on 24 Jan 2001 53 18.7
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 25.4 on 24 Jan 2020 24.6 on 14 Jan 2017 52 17.1
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 24.5 on 4 Jan 2020 23.9 on 27 Jan 2019 50 12.1
Griffith Airport AWS 31.2 on 1 Feb 2020 30.5 on 25 Jan 2019 47 16.8
Goulburn TAFE 27.5 on 2 Feb 2020 26.2 on 18 Jan 2017 44 13.2
Thredbo AWS 20.1 on 1 Feb 2020 18.3 on 26 Jan 2019 41 6.3
Oberon (Albion St) 23.1 on 2 Feb 2020 21.7 on 6 Feb 1973 38 10.5
Bathurst Airport AWS 25.5 on 1 Feb 2020 24.1 on 18 Jan 2017 29 13.1
Bombala AWS 24.7 on 31 Dec 2019 23.4 on 8 Feb 2009 29 10.2
Goulburn Airport AWS 25.2 on 1 Feb 2020 24.6 on 23 Jan 2010 29 12.1
Mount Boyce AWS 26.1 on 2 Feb 2020 24.5 on 11 Feb 2017 29 12.8
Mudgee Airport AWS 26.0 on 2 Feb 2020 25.6 on 3 Feb 2011 29 15.2
Scone Airport AWS 31.4 on 2 Feb 2020 29.0 on 9 Jan 2013 29 16.4
Dubbo Airport AWS 31.6 on 2 Feb 2020 28.6 on 18 Jan 2017 28 17.3
Albury Airport AWS 28.3 on 31 Dec 2019 = 28.3 on 8 Feb 2009 27 15.7
Cobar Airport AWS 33.7 on 1 Feb 2020 33.2 on 18 Jan 2019 27 19.7
Condobolin Airport AWS 34.7 on 1 Feb 2020 31.6 on 5 Jan 2019 27 18.0
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.3 on 2 Feb 2020 25.1 on 14 Jan 2017 25 16.6
Cootamundra Airport 27.7 on 1 Feb 2020 27.0 on 5 Jan 2019 25 14.9
Forbes Airport AWS 32.6 on 1 Feb 2020 30.0 on 5 Jan 2019 25 17.1
Narrandera Airport AWS 31.8 on 31 Dec 2019 31.3 on 12 Jan 2010 25 16.8
Penrith Lakes AWS 26.2 on 2 Feb 2020 25.7 on 3 Feb 2011 25 18.1
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.2 on 24 Jan 2020 24.0 on 21 Jan 2019 25 17.9
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 22.7 on 1 Feb 2020 21.9 on 8 Feb 2009 24 10.7
Khancoban AWS 24.7 on 2 Feb 2020 23.2 on 23 Jan 2010 24 12.8
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 26.7 on 2 Feb 2020 23.1 on 20 Dec 2017 24 13.7
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 21.0 on 2 Feb 2020 20.6 on 19 Jan 2003 23 12.3
Coonamble Airport AWS 31.2 on 2 Feb 2020 29.8 on 18 Jan 2019 23 19.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 25.3 on 2 Feb 2020 25.0 on 20 Dec 2017 23 17.3
Parkes Airport AWS 29.9 on 1 Feb 2020 29.0 on 24 Jan 2001 23 16.6
Newcastle University 27.5 on 24 Jan 2020 26.2 on 14 Jan 2017 21 18.9
West Wyalong Airport AWS 33.3 on 1 Feb 2020 30.3 on 5 Jan 2019 21 17.3
Yanco Agricultural Institute 31.6 on 1 Feb 2020 31.2 on 12 Jan 2010 21 18.0



Record lowest summer temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Burrinjuck Dam 5.5 on 1 Dec 2019 5.6 on 4 Dec 1969 56 15.0
Bombala (Therry Street) -0.5 on 1 Dec 2019 -0.4 on 29 Dec 1983 53 10.0
Bega AWS 1.9 on 3 Dec 2019 4.3 on 28 Dec 2000 28 14.5
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 8.5 on 3 Dec 2019 = 8.5 on 26 Dec 2006 25 17.9
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 7.5 on 3 Dec 2019 8.0 on 21 Dec 2010 25 17.9



Record highest summer mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 17.7 17.6 in 2018 138 14.3
Inverell Research Centre 18.2 17.8 in 2016 59 16.0
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 18.4 18.0 in 1980 50 15.7
Tabulam (Muirne) 18.5 = 18.5 in 2005 49 16.7
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 15.6 14.5 in 2018 45 12.1
Guyra Hospital 13.8 = 13.8 in 2016 31 11.7
Mudgee Airport AWS 17.3 17.2 in 2018 28 15.2
Tamworth Airport AWS 19.4 18.8 in 2018 27 16.7
Inverell (Raglan St) 16.7 16.6 in 2016 24 14.8
Glen Innes Airport AWS 14.2 13.8 in 2016 23 12.4



Record highest summer mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Inverell Research Centre 25.1 25.0 in 2018 59 22.5
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 25.7 = 25.7 in 2016 50 23.5
Glen Innes Airport AWS 21.0 20.9 in 2016 23 19.1



Summary statistics for summer 2019-20
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2019-20
Diff
from
average
Highest for
summer
2019-20
Mean for
summer
2019-20
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
summer
2019-20
Total for
summer
2019-20
Average
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2019-20
Fraction of
summer
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 35.8 +0.6 45.9 10 Jan 2020 21.3 +0.4 12.6 1 Dec 2019 2.4 78.5 v low 3%
Smithville AWS 37.0   47.1 19 Dec 2019 22.1   14.6 1 Dec 2019 0.8
Tibooburra Airport 37.9 +1.4 46.9 10 Jan 2020     16.6 4 Feb 2020 10.0 59.1 v low 17%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 37.7   47.0 10 Jan 2020 24.6   14.0 3 Dec 2019 1.0
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 36.2 +0.3 47.7 10 Jan 2020 20.4 +0.4 10.7 3 Dec 2019 25.0 70.5 low 35%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 33.3 +0.7 45.6 20 Dec 2019 18.8 +0.3 9.7 3 Dec 2019 7.8 69.5 v low 11%
Lake Victoria Storage 32.7 +1.2 45.5 20 Dec 2019 16.3 +0.1 10.5 1 Dec 2019 10.2 58.8 v low 17%
Menindee Post Office 34.7 +0.9 47.0 20 Dec 2019 19.5 +1.5 11.0 3 Dec 2019 26.0 66.6 low 39%
Mulurulu AWS 33.9   46.8 20 Dec 2019 18.6   10.7 3 Dec 2019 19.2
Pooncarie Mail Agency 34.8 0.0 47.3 20 Dec 2019 18.0 -0.2 10.2 3 Dec 2019 19.0 67.0 low 28%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 37.9 +1.4 47.0 10 Jan 2020 23.1 +1.3 12.0 4 Dec 2019 59.4 93.4 average 64%
Brewarrina Hospital 37.6 +2.1 45.6 5 Jan 2020 22.2 +2.1 11.4 3 Dec 2019 41.1 135.6 low 30%
Cobar Airport AWS 36.0 +1.7 45.9 10 Jan 2020 20.9 +1.2 9.5 3 Dec 2019 81.8 94.1 average 87%
Cobar MO 35.9 +2.4 45.9 4 Jan 2020 21.8 +1.9 10.9 1 Dec 2019 79.4 120.2 average 66%
Noona AWS 35.8   47.5 10 Jan 2020 21.6   12.1 3 Dec 2019 27.0
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 37.6   47.0 10 Jan 2020 22.9   9.9 4 Dec 2019 79.6
Wanaaring Post Office 37.9 +1.8 47.1 3 Jan 2020 22.6 +1.4 11.9 4 Dec 2019 60.7 97.8 average 62%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 33.1 +0.9 46.2 20 Dec 2019 16.6 +0.6 9.1 1 Dec 2019 40.6 73.5 average 55%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 34.7   45.6 10 Jan 2020 18.3   7.8 1 Dec 2019 83.6
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 34.7 +0.1 47.0 10 Jan 2020 19.8 +0.1 11.0 1 Dec 2019 38.2 53.5 average 71%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 34.7 +1.8 46.0 4 Jan 2020 20.0 +2.4 6.1 3 Dec 2019 121.0 130.5 average 93%
Condobolin Airport AWS 34.9 +1.6 46.8 4 Jan 2020 20.0 +2.0 9.7 3 Dec 2019 135.0 113.7 high 119%
Peak Hill Post Office 34.9 +2.4 45.5 21 Dec 2019 19.9 +1.2 8.6 3 Dec 2019 98.2 160.3 low 61%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 33.6 +0.9 46.1 4 Jan 2020 18.6 +1.3 9.0 3 Dec 2019 112.2 122.6 average 92%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 35.5 +1.3 44.6 2 Jan 2020 21.4 +2.0 9.2 3 Dec 2019 161.8 160.3 average 101%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 36.3   45.6 4 Jan 2020 22.7   14.0 3 Dec 2019 65.2
Trangie Research Station AWS 35.3 +2.7 45.6 5 Jan 2020 20.9 +3.0 9.0 3 Dec 2019 104.2 144.9 average 72%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 36.6   45.4 10 Jan 2020 22.1   8.8 3 Dec 2019 121.8
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 37.0 +2.2 47.0 22 Dec 2019 22.1 +2.1 10.6 3 Dec 2019 203.0 184.4 average 110%
Walgett Airport AWS 36.6 +1.6 44.9 5 Jan 2020 21.5 +1.7 8.6 3 Dec 2019 102.2 150.4 average 68%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 35.2 +1.8 45.9 22 Dec 2019 21.6 +2.0 10.1 3 Dec 2019 220.8 211.3 average 104%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 33.0 +1.7 42.1 22 Dec 2019 18.4 +2.7 7.3 3 Dec 2019 247.6 241.3 average 103%
Narrabri Airport AWS 35.0 +1.1 42.8 20 Dec 2019 21.4 +1.9 10.7 4 Dec 2019 272.4 192.0 high 142%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 35.1 +1.7 42.8 20 Dec 2019 19.6 +1.9 5.9 3 Dec 2019 220.0 190.6 average 115%
Quirindi Post Office 34.2 +2.5 43.2 4 Jan 2020 18.7 +2.8 7.0 3 Dec 2019 282.6 225.1 high 126%
Tamworth Airport AWS 34.1 +2.3 42.4 5 Jan 2020 19.4 +2.7 8.3 3 Dec 2019 302.4 210.5 high 144%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 29.1 +2.1 38.0 20 Dec 2019 15.6 +3.5 4.5 3 Dec 2019 308.0 273.4 average 113%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 28.3 +2.1 37.8 21 Dec 2019 14.0 +1.7 3.8 3 Dec 2019 427.8 272.5 highest 157%
Armidale Airport AWS 27.3 +1.8 36.4 21 Dec 2019 14.8 +1.9 5.3 3 Dec 2019 376.2 277.9 high 135%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 28.0 +3.0 36.8 5 Jan 2020     7.5 28 Dec 2019 280.7 307.2 average 91%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 27.8 +1.9 37.3 22 Dec 2019 14.2 +1.8 6.4 3 Dec 2019 291.0 292.6 average 99%
Guyra Hospital 25.8 +2.3 34.6 22 Dec 2019 13.8 +2.1 2.3 3 Dec 2019 335.0 329.6 average 102%
Inverell (Raglan St) 32.3 +2.2 41.8 22 Dec 2019 16.7 +1.9 4.9 4 Dec 2019 294.2 287.7 average 102%
Inverell Research Centre 32.0 +3.0 41.5 22 Dec 2019 18.2 +2.2 9.1 3 Dec 2019 304.5 292.1 average 104%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 28.1 +1.5 36.1 5 Jan 2020 15.3 +1.4 6.6 6 Dec 2019 359.6 311.1 average 116%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 29.6 +2.8 38.6 5 Jan 2020 18.5 +1.8 14.3 3 Dec 2019 606.0 506.5 average 120%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 28.9 +0.9 36.2 16 Dec 2019 20.1 +0.9 11.9 6 Dec 2019 934.6 502.2 highest 186%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 28.2 +0.8 33.8 16 Dec 2019 21.2 +0.4 18.1 5 Dec 2019 1058.2 471.8 v high 224%
Casino Airport AWS 32.2 +2.1 39.8 5 Jan 2020 19.5 +0.9 11.8 3 Dec 2019
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 29.7 +1.4 38.3 19 Feb 2020 20.3 +0.8 15.2 19 Dec 2019 701.4 408.1 highest 172%
Grafton Airport AWS 31.1 +1.4 39.5 6 Dec 2019 19.5 +1.0 11.8 5 Dec 2019 801.4 400.5 v high 200%
Grafton Research Stn 31.0 +0.9 40.0 6 Dec 2019     13.8 6 Dec 2019 717.6 360.4 v high 199%
Lismore Airport AWS 31.2 +1.4 38.7 6 Dec 2019 19.1 +0.9 11.7 5 Dec 2019 726.0 414.2 v high 175%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 30.3 +1.1 38.6 16 Dec 2019 20.1 +0.8 11.4 4 Dec 2019 1049.4 593.2 v high 177%
Yamba Pilot Station 27.8 +1.3 36.4 19 Feb 2020 21.1 +1.2 17.1 4 Dec 2019 778.4 415.3 v high 187%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 28.2   35.5 19 Feb 2020 20.1   10.5 4 Dec 2019 902.9
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 25.9 +1.8 35.2 4 Jan 2020 16.0 +1.3 7.0 3 Dec 2019 921.9 724.5 high 127%
Kempsey Airport AWS 30.4 +1.5 38.2 21 Jan 2020 18.3 +1.0 8.9 3 Dec 2019
Manning (district 60)
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 28.7 +1.2 36.2 2 Feb 2020 18.8 +0.9 7.5 3 Dec 2019 549.2 424.0 high 130%
Taree Airport AWS 29.2 +0.7 40.4 2 Feb 2020 18.6 +0.8 9.2 5 Dec 2019 585.8 312.6 highest 187%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 30.7 +2.0 41.4 4 Jan 2020 18.6 +1.5 11.4 3 Dec 2019 1325.8 693.5 v high 191%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 31.4 +1.7 45.1 4 Jan 2020 18.2 +1.9 10.6 5 Dec 2019 238.6 252.1 average 95%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 28.9 +0.7 45.1 4 Jan 2020 17.7 +0.6 7.5 3 Dec 2019 417.8 321.7 average 130%
Gosford AWS 27.8   44.4 4 Jan 2020 18.9   10.7 3 Dec 2019
Maitland Airport AWS 31.6   45.1 4 Jan 2020 18.5   10.7 18 Dec 2019 243.4
Merriwa (Roscommon) 31.9 +1.3 43.7 4 Jan 2020 17.3 +1.6 10.3 3 Dec 2019 283.0 208.6 high 136%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 32.6   44.6 21 Dec 2019 17.2   8.4 5 Dec 2019 226.3
Murrurundi Gap AWS 29.1 +1.6 39.3 21 Dec 2019 16.8 +1.0 8.4 3 Dec 2019 257.0 222.4 average 116%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 27.4 +0.6 39.1 2 Feb 2020     13.2 30 Dec 2019 482.1 305.1 high 158%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 26.0 +0.7 40.5 23 Jan 2020 20.4 +1.5 14.8 3 Dec 2019 174.4 274.9 low 63%
Norah Head AWS 27.0 +1.2 40.7 23 Jan 2020 20.1 +0.7 12.9 3 Dec 2019 408.4 265.7 high 154%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 31.3 +1.8 46.0 4 Jan 2020 18.7 +1.5 11.0 18 Dec 2019 105.0 300.3 v low 35%
Scone Airport AWS 33.0 +2.1 45.3 21 Dec 2019 18.4 +2.0 11.3 28 Feb 2020 208.2 192.5 average 108%
Singleton Defence AWS 31.1   43.5 1 Feb 2020 19.2   13.4 3 Dec 2019 276.6
Williamtown RAAF 29.6 +1.8 45.5 4 Jan 2020 19.0 +1.4 11.3 3 Dec 2019 239.6 294.1 average 81%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 32.2 +2.5 42.7 21 Dec 2019 17.3 +2.1 7.3 4 Dec 2019 129.0 209.4 low 62%
Nullo Mountain AWS 25.7 +2.5 37.3 4 Jan 2020 14.3 +1.3 5.0 2 Dec 2019 259.6 286.3 average 91%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 30.4 +3.0 41.0 4 Jan 2020 14.8 +2.0 5.6 28 Feb 2020 124.8 191.7 low 65%
Bathurst Airport AWS 30.5 +2.8 41.5 4 Jan 2020 14.9 +1.8 5.9 3 Dec 2019 106.0 190.9 v low 56%
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 25.7 +2.9 39.8 4 Jan 2020 13.0 +0.5 5.8 3 Dec 2019 829.5 458.2 v high 181%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 26.8 +1.6 38.9 4 Jan 2020 13.4 +0.7 5.8 1 Dec 2019 260.5 240.2 average 108%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 27.4   39.7 4 Jan 2020 12.5   3.6 7 Dec 2019 249.4
Mount Boyce AWS 25.6 +2.3 38.0 1 Feb 2020 13.7 +0.9 5.6 2 Dec 2019 660.0 338.1 highest 195%
Oberon (Albion St) 27.4 +3.3 38.6 1 Feb 2020 11.8 +1.3 -1.2 3 Dec 2019 153.2 215.0 low 71%
Orange Airport AWS 28.5 +2.4 38.9 21 Dec 2019 13.4 +1.4 4.3 2 Dec 2019 207.8 228.6 average 91%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 28.9 +1.2 45.1 4 Jan 2020 17.0 +0.4 12.0 3 Dec 2019 716.0 367.5 v high 195%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 32.6 +1.6 42.4 5 Jan 2020 17.7 +3.4 5.0 3 Dec 2019 292.2 241.1 high 121%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 31.6 +1.4 41.0 5 Jan 2020 18.9 +1.7 9.8 3 Dec 2019 364.0 240.7 high 151%
Dunedoo Post Office 33.8 +2.5 44.8 5 Jan 2020 18.3 +1.7 9.9 4 Dec 2019 233.3 196.1 high 119%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 33.7 +1.5 45.3 21 Dec 2019 17.7 +1.7 7.0 1 Dec 2019 103.6 155.4 low 67%
Dubbo Airport AWS 34.4 +2.0 45.0 5 Jan 2020 19.1 +1.8 8.7 3 Dec 2019 120.4 153.1 average 79%
Forbes Airport AWS 34.5 +1.5 46.3 21 Dec 2019 18.5 +1.4 6.9 3 Dec 2019 126.4 132.2 average 96%
Parkes Airport AWS 33.5 +1.1 45.6 21 Dec 2019 17.6 +1.0 5.0 1 Dec 2019 165.8 176.7 average 94%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 33.8 +1.6 44.4 21 Dec 2019 18.7 +2.4 8.5 28 Feb 2020 192.3 166.9 high 115%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 29.4 +1.4 47.0 4 Jan 2020 18.6 +0.9 9.2 3 Dec 2019 453.2 268.1 v high 169%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 28.0 +0.7 45.9 4 Jan 2020 18.4 +0.5 8.5 3 Dec 2019 512.2 255.6 highest 200%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 29.0   45.9 4 Jan 2020 18.0   10.1 3 Dec 2019 454.2
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 29.4 +1.4 47.0 4 Jan 2020 17.8 +0.6 12.0 17 Dec 2019 497.6 304.3 v high 164%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 27.3 +1.6 41.3 23 Jan 2020 20.0 +1.6 14.1 3 Dec 2019 514.6 297.7 v high 173%
Sydney Airport AMO 28.3 +2.0 43.7 23 Jan 2020 19.7 +1.1 14.3 3 Dec 2019 442.4 280.9 v high 157%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 24.5 +0.1 40.4 23 Jan 2020 20.1 +0.2 15.2 3 Dec 2019
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 29.0   47.1 4 Jan 2020 18.9   11.3 3 Dec 2019 554.4
Terrey Hills AWS 26.6 +0.4 44.5 4 Jan 2020 18.0 +0.2 11.9 3 Dec 2019 215.2 296.7 low 73%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 30.3 +1.1 47.6 4 Jan 2020 17.6 +1.0 9.2 3 Dec 2019 483.4 237.4 v high 204%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 30.1 +1.0 47.0 4 Jan 2020 17.8 +0.5 10.3 3 Dec 2019 498.2 256.5 highest 194%
Penrith Lakes AWS 31.6 +1.4 48.9 4 Jan 2020 18.6 +0.5 11.9 5 Dec 2019 438.8 277.0 v high 158%
Richmond RAAF 31.4 +1.8 47.4 4 Jan 2020 18.2 +0.9 10.6 5 Dec 2019 320.8 276.7 average 116%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 27.1 +0.8 43.4 19 Dec 2019 17.3 +0.8 11.0 18 Dec 2019 431.0 282.8 high 152%
Bellambi AWS 24.9 +0.3 39.6 23 Jan 2020 18.6 0.0 12.9 3 Dec 2019 469.8 297.1 high 158%
Camden Airport AWS 30.3 +1.3 46.2 4 Jan 2020 17.3 +1.0 8.2 5 Dec 2019 458.0 243.0 v high 188%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 30.0 +0.8 45.5 4 Jan 2020 17.0 +0.5 9.4 5 Dec 2019
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 26.3   40.7 21 Dec 2019 14.4   7.2 2 Dec 2019 384.0
Holsworthy Defence AWS 28.8   45.9 1 Feb 2020 17.2   10.6 5 Dec 2019 513.4
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 25.0 +0.6 40.5 4 Jan 2020 18.3 +0.3 13.5 1 Dec 2019 305.2 297.5 average 103%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 25.1   39.5 23 Jan 2020 17.4   10.6 5 Dec 2019 270.2
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 25.3 +0.8 41.4 23 Jan 2020 18.8 +0.4 14.3 2 Dec 2019 260.2 291.2 average 89%
Moss Vale AWS 26.4 +1.4 41.2 1 Feb 2020 14.3 +0.8 6.0 7 Dec 2019 312.4 221.6 high 141%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 28.1 +1.3 45.6 21 Dec 2019 16.6 +0.5 10.4 1 Dec 2019 555.6 290.9 v high 191%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 27.4 +1.1 39.6 28 Dec 2019 14.6 +0.1 1.9 3 Dec 2019 180.2 200.9 average 90%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 27.7 +2.0 42.6 4 Jan 2020 12.7 +0.9 4.4 23 Dec 2019 162.2 191.5 low 85%
Green Cape AWS 23.1 -0.2 27.8 7 Feb 2020 16.8 -0.1 9.3 3 Dec 2019 45.4 160.2 v low 28%
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.5 +0.2 34.9 19 Dec 2019 15.2 +0.4 3.9 3 Dec 2019 147.2 203.6 low 72%
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.2 +0.4 35.1 23 Jan 2020 18.1 +0.9 12.9 3 Dec 2019 141.2 217.2 average 65%
Moruya Airport AWS 25.2 +0.5 40.0 23 Jan 2020 15.6 +0.2 4.5 3 Dec 2019 239.4 237.2 average 101%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.9 +0.3 38.6 23 Jan 2020 17.1 +1.4 8.8 3 Dec 2019 234.4 263.7 average 89%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 24.1 +0.9 39.0 23 Jan 2020 16.9 +0.5 8.9 3 Dec 2019 175.9 255.0 average 69%
Nerriga AWS 27.9   43.5 4 Jan 2020 13.9   6.2 7 Dec 2019 249.8
Ulladulla AWS 24.7 +0.8 40.3 31 Dec 2019 17.8 +0.8 12.6 1 Dec 2019 376.0 271.3 high 139%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 27.3 +2.4 41.5 31 Jan 2020 11.3 +1.3 -0.5 1 Dec 2019 122.0 186.5 low 65%
Bombala AWS 25.6 +1.2 40.4 31 Jan 2020 10.9 +0.7 -0.7 1 Dec 2019 91.6 160.3 low 57%
Canberra Airport 30.4 +1.6 44.0 4 Jan 2020 14.5 +1.2 4.6 1 Dec 2019 97.2 190.2 v low 51%
Cooma Airport AWS 27.0 +1.7 39.1 31 Jan 2020 10.8 +0.8 -0.8 1 Dec 2019 110.4 153.8 low 72%
Cooma Visitors Centre 27.8 +1.5 40.0 31 Jan 2020 11.0 +0.8 -1.4 1 Dec 2019 123.6 172.9 average 71%
Goulburn Airport AWS 29.2 +2.4 42.8 4 Jan 2020 13.5 +1.4 4.2 1 Dec 2019 150.8 159.9 average 94%
Goulburn TAFE 28.7 +1.9 41.7 4 Jan 2020 14.7 +1.5 6.5 2 Dec 2019 149.6 185.4 average 81%
Mount Ginini AWS 20.9 +1.6 33.2 4 Jan 2020 9.3 +0.4 -2.3 3 Dec 2019 310.6 278.3 average 112%
Taralga Post Office 27.9 +2.6 40.5 31 Jan 2020 12.9 +1.5 4.5 1 Dec 2019 390.6 209.8 v high 186%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 29.9 +1.5 43.3 4 Jan 2020 14.6 +0.9 5.4 1 Dec 2019 157.2 195.7 average 80%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 19.2   30.3 31 Jan 2020 6.3   -4.3 4 Feb 2020 399.6
Thredbo AWS 17.0 +1.4 27.0 31 Jan 2020 7.1 +0.8 -4.3 4 Feb 2020 315.0 312.8 average 101%
Thredbo Village 22.5 +1.8 34.8 31 Jan 2020 7.8 +1.1 -2.0 1 Dec 2019 301.4 316.9 average 95%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 32.3 +1.2 46.1 4 Jan 2020 16.6 +0.9 6.9 1 Dec 2019 60.6 123.6 low 49%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 21.6 +1.3 34.0 31 Jan 2020 11.4 +0.7 -0.4 3 Dec 2019 227.6 231.8 average 98%
Hume Reservoir 32.0 +1.9 45.5 31 Jan 2020 17.4 +1.5 6.5 1 Dec 2019 79.4 138.2 low 57%
Tumbarumba Post Office 30.1 +2.2 42.0 4 Jan 2020 12.7 +1.3 2.0 4 Dec 2019 132.2 187.7 low 70%
Wagga Wagga AMO 33.0 +2.2 46.1 4 Jan 2020 17.3 +1.7 5.3 1 Dec 2019 38.6 126.3 v low 31%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 32.6 +3.8 45.6 31 Jan 2020 16.3 +1.3 5.5 1 Dec 2019 92.1 180.3 low 51%
Cootamundra Airport 32.0 +1.3 45.0 4 Jan 2020 16.1 +1.2 3.0 1 Dec 2019 96.5 148.5 low 65%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 33.0 +2.1 44.0 4 Jan 2020 16.8 +1.1 5.8 1 Dec 2019 57.8 154.5 low 37%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 32.6 +1.3 45.2 4 Jan 2020     5.2 1 Dec 2019 110.7 149.2 average 74%
Temora Airport 33.2 +0.9 46.4 4 Jan 2020 16.5 +0.3 4.2 1 Dec 2019 75.8 126.4 low 60%
Young Airport 32.6 +2.0 44.9 4 Jan 2020 15.4 +1.5 2.4 1 Dec 2019 93.0 151.6 low 61%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 32.5 +1.3 46.0 31 Jan 2020 15.1 0.0 6.9 28 Feb 2020 84.2 114.6 average 73%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 33.1 +1.1 46.6 31 Jan 2020 15.6 -0.2 8.6 2 Dec 2019 54.2 82.6 low 66%
Kapooka (Defence) 33.6   48.1 4 Jan 2020 17.1   6.4 1 Dec 2019 62.0
Narrandera Airport AWS 33.5 +1.2 47.4 4 Jan 2020 17.2 +0.4 8.3 1 Dec 2019 100.2 107.2 average 93%
Tocumwal Airport 32.0 +0.9 45.9 31 Jan 2020 15.8 +0.3 7.9 3 Dec 2019 62.1 96.4 average 64%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 33.6 +1.3 47.2 4 Jan 2020 17.6 +0.8 7.0 3 Dec 2019 100.0 91.5 average 109%
Hay Airport AWS 33.9 +0.3 46.9 20 Dec 2019 17.4 +0.1 9.2 3 Dec 2019 30.2 97.0 v low 31%
Hillston Airport 34.0 +1.3 46.0 4 Jan 2020     9.0 3 Dec 2019 69.6 88.8 average 78%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 34.6 +1.2 46.5 4 Jan 2020 20.1 +2.1 9.0 3 Dec 2019 62.0 111.6 average 56%
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 2 March 2020. 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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