New South Wales in spring 2014: Warmest spring days on record

Spring was warm and dry in New South Wales. The statewide mean rainfall was 52% below average at 59.8 mm, which was the tenth-driest spring on record and the driest since 2002. The dry conditions were associated with persistent high pressure during the season and only one major rain event, when a surface trough and East Coast Low produced heavy rain in the southeast of the state over 14-15 October.

The statewide mean maximum temperature during spring was 3.20 °C above the historical average, associated with generally dry conditions and several warm spells, with record-breaking spring daily temperatures across much of northeastern NSW during November. This is the warmest spring on record in New South Wales for daytime temperatures, with a warm September followed by the warmest October and third-warmest November on record. Minimum temperatures were also 1.22 °C above average during the season, resulting in the third-warmest spring on record for mean temperatures (after 1914 and 2009).

  • Third-warmest spring on record for mean temperatures
  • Warmest spring on record for maximum temperatures
  • Heavy rain and snow over 14-15 October
  • Driest spring in more than ten years

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Extremes in spring 2014
Hottest day 45.8 °C at Bourke Airport AWS on 14 Nov
45.8 °C at Bourke Airport AWS on 23 Nov
Warmest days on average 32.6 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 9.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -2.7 °C at Thredbo AWS on 3 Sep
Coldest night -8.3 °C at Thredbo AWS on 3 Sep
Coolest nights on average 1.3 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 16.3 °C at Tibooburra Airport
16.3 °C at Yamba Pilot Station
Warmest night 30.8 °C at Tibooburra Post Office on 23 Nov
Warmest on average overall 23.8 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest on average overall 5.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 443.4 mm at Perisher Valley AWS
Driest overall 8.0 mm at Wanaaring Post Office
Wettest day 218.0 mm at Bermagui South (Young Street) on 14 Oct
Strongest wind gust 154 km/h at Thredbo AWS on 9 Sep

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Record highest spring daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Bermagui South (Young Street) 218.0 on 14 Oct 118.4 on 26 Sep 1992 88
Wapengo Lake Road 172.0 on 14 Oct 154.9 on 5 Nov 1973 88
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 121.2 on 15 Oct 95.8 on 26 Oct 2009 20


Record lowest spring total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Pindari Dam 53.9 66.4 in 1994 42 201.2
Guyra Hospital 95.0 123.5 in 1991 33 240.6
Kingstown Post Office 84.7 90.6 in 1991 33 196.3
Tamworth Airport AWS 67.4 70.0 in 1994 22 184.5
Armidale Airport AWS 59.8 109.2 in 1998 20 232.4
Inverell (Raglan St) 80.8 103.0 in 2009 20 224.7


Record highest spring temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Collarenebri (Albert St) 45.2 on 23 Nov = 45.2 on 18 Nov 1944 101 28.7
Nyngan Airport 45.0 on 23 Nov = 45.0 on 20 Nov 2009 93 26.4
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 44.4 on 23 Nov = 44.4 on 20 Nov 2009 60 24.7
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 41.6 on 23 Nov 41.1 on 19 Nov 1968 58 24.2
Hillston Airport 43.5 on 14 Nov = 43.5 on 20 Nov 2009 57 24.6
Katoomba (Murri St) 36.0 on 23 Nov = 36.0 on 26 Nov 1997 52 17.5
Inverell Research Centre 38.6 on 15 Nov 38.3 on 19 Nov 1968 50 22.9
Scone SCS 43.8 on 23 Nov 43.4 on 19 Nov 1968 50 24.8
Wyalong Post Office 42.2 on 23 Nov = 42.2 on 26 Nov 1997 50 23.4
Barraba Post Office 41.0 on 15 Nov 40.9 on 19 Nov 1968 49 24.9
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 42.1 on 23 Nov 41.8 on 26 Nov 1997 49 22.6
Quirindi Post Office 43.2 on 23 Nov 42.2 on 20 Nov 2009 49 25.1
Dunedoo Post Office 43.7 on 23 Nov 43.0 on 20 Nov 2009 48 24.2
Mungindi Post Office 44.9 on 15 Nov 44.0 on 19 Nov 2009 48 28.8
Murrurundi Post Office 40.6 on 23 Nov = 40.6 on 19 Nov 1968 48 24.0
Wellington (Agrowplow) 43.0 on 23 Nov = 43.0 on 20 Nov 2009 48 24.6
Bowral (Parry Drive) 38.3 on 23 Nov 38.0 on 20 Nov 2009 47 18.9
Quandialla Post Office 43.4 on 23 Nov = 43.4 on 26 Nov 1997 46 23.6
Trangie Research Station AWS 45.0 on 23 Nov 44.8 on 20 Nov 2009 46 25.0
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 42.5 on 23 Nov 40.8 on 10 Nov 2002 46 25.2
Lostock Dam 43.7 on 23 Nov 42.0 on 26 Nov 1997 45 24.3
Tabulam (Muirne) 39.2 on 15 Nov 37.2 on 10 Nov 1995 45 23.6
Pindari Dam 39.6 on 23 Nov 38.9 on 18 Nov 2009 44 25.3
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 43.9 on 23 Nov 42.8 on 20 Nov 2009 43 24.8
Gulgong Post Office 42.1 on 23 Nov 41.4 on 21 Nov 2009 42 23.4
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 34.5 on 23 Nov 33.0 on 20 Nov 2009 41 19.9
Oberon (Springbank) 35.3 on 23 Nov 35.2 on 20 Nov 2009 32 16.9
Guyra Hospital 33.2 on 23 Nov 31.6 on 20 Nov 2009 31 18.2
Cessnock Airport AWS 44.5 on 23 Nov 43.2 on 20 Nov 2009 26 24.8
Bathurst Airport AWS 38.8 on 23 Nov = 38.8 on 20 Nov 2009 23 20.2
Mount Boyce AWS 35.5 on 23 Nov 35.0 on 20 Nov 2009 23 17.4
Mudgee Airport AWS 42.5 on 23 Nov 41.1 on 20 Nov 2009 23 22.8
Scone Airport AWS 43.5 on 23 Nov 43.2 on 20 Nov 2009 23 24.9
Tamworth Airport AWS 41.9 on 15 Nov 41.2 on 20 Nov 2009 23 25.0
Young Airport 42.1 on 23 Nov 41.1 on 26 Nov 1997 23 21.8
Cobar Airport AWS 45.7 on 23 Nov 44.7 on 20 Nov 2009 22 26.6
Dubbo Airport AWS 44.3 on 23 Nov 43.4 on 20 Nov 2009 22 24.8
Richmond RAAF 45.3 on 23 Nov 42.0 on 25 Nov 2002 22 24.9
Walgett Airport AWS 45.7 on 23 Nov 45.1 on 21 Nov 2009 22 28.6
Armidale Airport AWS 35.0 on 23 Nov 33.5 on 20 Nov 2009 21 20.2
Mangrove Mountain AWS 42.1 on 23 Nov 41.5 on 20 Nov 2009 21 22.4
Casino Airport AWS 44.1 on 15 Nov 41.8 on 10 Nov 1995 20 27.1
Cootamundra Airport 41.0 on 23 Nov = 41.0 on 26 Nov 1997 20 22.2
Inverell (Raglan St) 39.8 on 23 Nov 38.5 on 20 Nov 2009 20 24.5
Moree Aero 43.5 on 15 Nov 42.6 on 17 Nov 2009 20 27.6
Penrith Lakes AWS 44.9 on 23 Nov 43.0 on 27 Nov 1997 20 25.4


Record lowest spring daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Cooma Airport AWS 5.1 on 14 Oct 5.5 on 11 Oct 2012 23 18.1


Record highest spring mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 28.3 27.8 in 2013 116 25.0
Quirindi Post Office 28.6 = 28.6 in 1919 92 25.1
Mungindi Post Office 32.6 = 32.6 in 2013 88 28.8
Katoomba (Murri St) 20.7 20.4 in 1957 85 17.5
Lake Victoria Storage 26.6 26.2 in 2009 79 23.9
Trangie Research Station AWS 28.9 28.8 in 1997 71 25.0
Dunedoo Post Office 28.2 27.8 in 2002 56 24.2
Cobar MO 29.0 28.5 in 2006 52 25.9
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.0 27.8 in 2009 51 24.7
Barraba Post Office 28.3 28.2 in 2002 48 24.9
Gulgong Post Office 26.9 26.7 in 2006 39 23.4
Griffith Airport AWS 26.9 = 26.9 in 2009 38 24.0
Thredbo Village 15.5 15.4 in 2006 33 13.2
Broken Hill Airport AWS 27.7 27.4 in 2013 24 25.2
Mount Boyce AWS 19.9 19.8 in 2002 22 17.4
Scone Airport AWS 28.0 27.9 in 2002 22 24.9
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.3 27.9 in 2002 22 25.0
Cobar Airport AWS 29.4 28.7 in 2002 21 26.6
Dubbo Airport AWS 28.1 27.9 in 2006 21 24.8
Condobolin Airport AWS 28.5 27.7 in 2009 20 25.1


Record highest spring daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 26.9 on 24 Nov 26.8 on 22 Nov 2006 50 9.4
Bathurst Agricultural Station 20.5 on 15 Nov 20.1 on 14 Nov 1967 49 6.1
Peak Hill Post Office 28.2 on 15 Nov 27.2 on 26 Nov 2002 49 11.3
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 17.6 on 24 Nov 17.5 on 22 Nov 2009 43 5.1
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 22.5 on 16 Nov 22.0 on 29 Nov 1980 41 7.1
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 24.5 on 23 Nov 24.4 on 22 Nov 2009 40 14.1
Guyra Hospital 19.2 on 16 Nov 18.6 on 30 Nov 1997 31 6.4
Condobolin Airport AWS 27.0 on 24 Nov 26.1 on 22 Nov 2006 22 9.6
Casino Airport AWS 25.4 on 22 Nov 24.4 on 28 Nov 1995 20 13.3
Cootamundra Airport 22.0 on 24 Nov = 22.0 on 30 Nov 2012 20 6.6


Record highest spring mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Montague Island Lighthouse 14.0 13.9 in 2000 40 12.7
Guyra Hospital 7.7 7.5 in 2005 30 6.4
Thredbo AWS 1.4 1.3 in 2009 28 -0.1
Tamworth Airport AWS 10.5 = 10.5 in 2005 22 9.5


Record highest spring mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 20.8 20.5 in 2009 115 18.4
Katoomba (Murri St) 15.0 14.6 in 2013 85 12.6
Mungindi Post Office 23.8 23.5 in 2002 84 20.9
Dunedoo Post Office 19.2 19.1 in 2009 56 16.7
Cobar MO 21.6 21.2 in 2006 52 19.2
Barraba Post Office 18.8 = 18.8 in 2002 48 16.5
Tumbarumba Post Office 13.8 = 13.8 in 2009 46 12.2
Camden Airport AWS 18.5 18.3 in 2009 37 17.0
Thredbo Village 8.9 = 8.9 in 2009 32 7.4
Guyra Hospital 14.2 14.1 in 2002 30 12.3
Cessnock Airport AWS 18.5 18.4 in 2009 24 17.3
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 13.7 13.6 in 2009 23 12.4
Mudgee Airport AWS 16.9 16.8 in 2009 22 15.2
Tamworth Airport AWS 19.4 19.1 in 2002 22 17.3
Albury Airport AWS 16.4 = 16.4 in 2009 21 15.1
Cobar Airport AWS 20.7 20.3 in 2009 21 19.1
Walgett Airport AWS 22.1 = 22.1 in 2002 21 20.3


Summary statistics for spring 2014
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
spring
2014
Mean for
spring
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
spring
2014
Total for
spring
2014
Average
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2014
Fraction of
spring
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 29.4   44.3 14 Nov 13.4   3.8 20 Sep 37.6 57.0 average 66%
Tibooburra Airport 30.8 +1.8 44.3 22 Nov 16.3 +1.1 6.0 3 Sep 36.8 56.9 average 65%
Tibooburra Post Office 30.5 +2.1 43.3 14 Nov 15.7 +1.7 5.4 3 Sep 35.0 48.5 average 72%
White Cliffs AWS 29.8   45.5 14 Nov 15.2   5.6 3 Sep 35.6 56.9 average 63%
Wilcannia (Reid St) 29.8 +2.4 44.9 14 Nov 12.3 +0.3 2.9 3 Sep 41.6 61.5 average 68%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 29.7 +1.4 45.3 14 Nov 12.2 +0.1 2.2 3 Sep 53.4 61.9 average 86%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 28.3 +3.3 43.1 14 Nov 13.1 +1.3 2.7 3 Sep 55.4 65.6 average 84%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 27.7 +2.5 42.8 14 Nov 12.0 +0.4 1.9 3 Sep 34.8 66.8 low 52%
Lake Victoria Storage 26.6 +2.7 41.0 30 Nov     1.6 13 Sep 37.6 74.4 low 51%
Menindee Post Office 29.0 +2.5 43.9 14 Nov 12.7 +1.3 3.7 20 Sep 25.3 61.7 low 41%
Pooncarie Mail Agency     41.0 14 Nov 11.7 +0.8 2.2 20 Sep 40.8 68.1 average 60%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Brewarrina Hospital 31.2 +2.5 45.6 23 Nov 13.4 +0.7 3.8 18 Sep 21.2 88.3 low 24%
Cobar Airport AWS 29.4 +2.8 45.7 23 Nov 12.0 +0.3 0.2 20 Sep 16.2 92.5 lowest 18%
Cobar MO 29.0 +3.1 45.2 23 Nov 14.1 +1.5 3.3 3 Sep 19.8 94.2 v low 21%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen     41.5 26 Oct 15.7 +1.4 2.0 4 Sep 53.4 128.1 low 42%
Wanaaring Post Office 31.6 +2.5 45.7 23 Nov 13.9 +0.9 4.4 3 Sep 8.0 60.2 low 13%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 27.3 +2.8 39.6 30 Nov 10.7 +0.8 2.3 13 Sep 29.4 87.3 low 34%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 29.1 +2.2 44.3 14 Nov 12.8 +0.6 2.1 3 Sep 26.2 45.5 low 58%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 28.0 +3.3 44.4 23 Nov 9.7 +0.3 -1.0 20 Sep 40.2 117.4 v low 34%
Condobolin Airport AWS 28.5 +3.4 44.8 23 Nov 9.7 +0.1 -0.8 20 Sep 40.8 115.8 low 35%
Peak Hill Post Office 28.1 +3.6 43.0 23 Nov 11.9 +0.6 2.3 3 Sep 47.2 133.4 low 35%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 26.7 +2.3 43.6 23 Nov 9.1 -0.1 0.2 20 Sep 53.8 124.8 v low 43%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 29.5 +2.2 45.0 23 Nov 12.5 +1.2 0.0 4 Sep 64.4 133.9 low 48%
Trangie Research Station AWS 28.9 +3.9 45.0 23 Nov 11.3 +1.2 -0.8 4 Sep 21.0 121.6 v low 17%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 32.6 +3.8 44.9 15 Nov 14.8 +1.7 1.9 4 Sep 42.3 111.0 low 38%
Walgett Airport AWS 31.3 +2.7 45.7 23 Nov 12.8 +0.8 1.5 19 Sep 20.8 108.8 lowest 19%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 30.4 +2.8 43.5 15 Nov 14.4 +1.9 1.8 4 Sep 72.2 149.0 low 48%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 28.3 +3.4 41.0 15 Nov 9.1 +1.0 -2.0 19 Sep 54.0 178.5 v low 30%
Narrabri Airport AWS 30.1 +2.4 44.0 15 Nov 12.5 +0.3 -0.2 4 Sep 36.4 141.5 v low 26%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 29.0 +2.0 42.4 15 Nov 10.1 +0.2 -2.1 19 Sep 74.4 144.0 low 52%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 28.6 +3.6 42.4 23 Nov 13.7 +1.7 3.6 4 Sep 53.2 165.7 v low 32%
Quirindi Post Office 28.6 +3.5 43.2 23 Nov 9.9 +1.3 -0.2 19 Sep 71.4 171.3 v low 42%
Tamworth Airport AWS 28.3 +3.3 41.9 15 Nov 10.5 +1.0 0.0 19 Sep 67.4 184.5 lowest 37%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 23.5 +2.8 36.0 23 Nov 5.7 +0.6 -6.4 19 Sep 121.7 214.1 v low 57%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 23.4 +2.5 35.6 23 Nov 6.4 +0.5 -5.5 19 Sep 62.4 219.9 v low 28%
Armidale Airport AWS 22.5 +2.3 35.0 23 Nov 8.3 +1.0 -0.4 19 Sep 59.8 232.4 lowest 26%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 22.9 +3.0 34.5 23 Nov 8.0 +0.9 -2.0 19 Sep 88.4 220.5 v low 40%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 22.9 +2.1 35.2 23 Nov 6.2 +0.5 -5.7 19 Sep 110.0 267.1 v low 41%
Guyra Hospital 20.8 +2.6 33.2 23 Nov 7.7 +1.3 -1.0 4 Sep 95.0 240.6 lowest 39%
Inverell (Raglan St) 27.0 +2.5 39.8 23 Nov 8.2 +0.5 -3.0 19 Sep 80.8 224.7 lowest 36%
Inverell Research Centre 26.4 +3.5 38.6 15 Nov 11.4 +1.4 0.7 4 Sep 56.0 208.7 v low 27%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 24.2 +2.0 35.7 15 Nov 8.2 +0.4 -3.0 5 Sep 88.9 212.2 v low 42%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 25.7 +2.1 39.2 15 Nov 13.4 +1.0 5.6 4 Sep 150.0 244.0 low 61%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 25.3 +0.5 33.8 15 Nov 14.8 +0.9 7.1 19 Sep 116.0 289.1 low 40%
Casino Airport AWS 29.3 +2.2 44.1 15 Nov 13.4 +0.1 5.4 5 Sep 109.2 205.5 low 53%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 26.4 +1.1 42.2 15 Nov 15.4 +0.3 8.6 15 Oct 153.6 270.9 low 57%
Grafton Airport AWS 27.8   42.8 15 Nov 13.2   3.4 4 Sep 95.2 241.7 v low 39%
Grafton Olympic Pool 28.0 +1.4 42.5 15 Nov 14.7 +1.2 6.0 4 Sep 82.7 218.9 v low 38%
Grafton Research Stn 27.9 +1.0 42.9 15 Nov 14.3 +1.1 5.6 5 Sep 75.4 181.8 low 41%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 27.2 +0.9 40.6 15 Nov 14.8 +0.2 7.5 5 Sep 98.4 263.6 v low 37%
Lismore Airport AWS 28.0 +0.9 41.1 15 Nov 12.6 0.0 3.9 5 Sep 109.6 222.1 v low 49%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 27.0 +0.6 38.8 16 Nov 14.7 +0.6 5.0 4 Sep 116.6 261.9 low 45%
Yamba Pilot Station 24.7 +1.4 34.8 15 Nov 16.3 +1.0 8.8 4 Sep 85.2 231.6 v low 37%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport Comparison 24.6   33.2 1 Nov 14.6   6.2 19 Sep 160.8
Coffs Harbour MO 24.4 +0.9 32.9 1 Nov 14.6 +0.9 6.6 19 Sep 174.2 300.9 low 58%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 22.1 +1.3 36.3 15 Nov 10.6 +0.8 1.5 19 Sep 156.2 376.6 v low 41%
Kempsey (Wide Street) 25.8 +0.2 36.7 1 Nov 13.2 +1.5 6.6 18 Sep 94.5 228.7 low 41%
Kempsey Airport AWS 26.1 +0.5 38.2 1 Nov 11.3 +0.1 4.2 20 Sep 75.8 229.1 v low 33%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 24.5 +1.3 28.9 22 Nov     10.6 6 Sep 112.4 263.3 low 43%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 22.6 -0.1 33.0 1 Nov 14.5 +0.6 7.5 20 Sep 167.9 228.5 average 73%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.4 +0.5 37.0 1 Nov 12.7 +0.5 3.9 15 Oct 137.4 292.0 low 47%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 27.1 +1.9 42.5 23 Nov 12.6 +1.3 6.5 12 Sep 330.2 346.4 average 95%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 26.6 +1.8 44.5 23 Nov 10.4 +0.6 1.0 20 Sep 86.6 168.6 low 51%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 24.8   40.1 21 Nov 11.3   3.4 20 Sep 128.0
Gosford AWS 24.1   40.6 21 Nov 12.9   4.9 19 Sep 172.4
Maitland Visitors Centre 26.8 +1.6 42.0 23 Nov 12.3 +1.2 4.2 23 Sep 102.4 179.7 low 57%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 24.1 +1.7 42.1 23 Nov 11.5 0.0 3.5 19 Sep 217.0 235.3 average 92%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 27.3   43.0 23 Nov 8.4   -0.9 20 Sep 42.2 148.7 v low 28%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 23.5 +2.2 38.2 23 Nov 11.1 +0.3 2.9 3 Sep 82.2 176.7 v low 47%
Murrurundi Post Office 26.1 +2.1 40.6 23 Nov 8.1 0.0 -2.1 20 Sep 108.7 207.0 low 53%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 23.0 -0.1 33.7 1 Nov 15.9 +2.1 9.0 3 Sep 212.0 248.2 average 85%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 22.9 +0.9 37.1 21 Nov 15.4 +1.5 8.2 20 Sep 117.2 216.5 low 54%
Newcastle University 25.2 +0.8 39.2 14 Nov 13.7 +0.4 5.7 20 Sep 133.5 242.5 low 55%
Norah Head AWS 23.1 +0.7 38.1 21 Nov 15.3 +0.5 9.4 19 Sep 152.6 214.6 low 71%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 26.8 +2.0 43.9 23 Nov 12.0 +0.6 3.3 20 Sep 89.4 202.5 low 44%
Scone Airport AWS 28.0 +3.1 43.5 23 Nov 9.8 +0.1 -1.0 20 Sep 64.6 159.7 v low 40%
Singleton STP 27.5 +1.5 45.1 23 Nov 11.5 +1.4 3.4 19 Sep 85.7 180.6 low 47%
Williamtown RAAF 25.1 +1.6 40.1 14 Nov 12.2 +0.4 3.9 23 Sep 154.2 216.4 average 71%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 26.9 +3.5 42.1 23 Nov 9.7 +0.5 0.4 19 Sep 63.6 161.8 v low 39%
Mudgee Airport AWS 25.9 +3.1 42.5 23 Nov 7.9 +0.2 -3.0 20 Sep 64.0 179.9 v low 36%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 23.4 +3.5 39.6 23 Nov 5.9 -0.2 -3.0 2 Oct 105.7 166.9 low 63%
Bathurst Airport AWS 22.7 +2.5 38.8 23 Nov 6.2 -0.2 -2.4 2 Oct 85.4 165.1 low 52%
Katoomba (Murri St) 20.7 +3.2 36.0 23 Nov 9.0 +1.4 2.0 3 Sep 163.3 272.5 low 60%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 20.8   36.4 23 Nov 6.5   -2.3 20 Sep 110.4 183.4 low 60%
Mount Boyce AWS 19.9 +2.5 35.5 23 Nov 8.3 +0.8 -0.6 15 Oct 129.6 224.3 low 58%
Oberon (Springbank) 19.4 +2.5 35.3 23 Nov 4.9 +0.3 -3.8 19 Sep 138.2 216.8 low 64%
Orange Airport AWS 20.3 +2.2 37.9 23 Nov 5.5 -0.2 -2.9 2 Oct 123.4 239.1 low 52%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 24.6   43.5 23 Nov     5.8 3 Sep 112.2 226.0 low 50%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 26.6 +2.4 41.6 23 Nov 7.1 0.0 -1.2 20 Sep 54.0 172.9 v low 31%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 25.5 +2.1 40.4 23 Nov 12.2 +0.8 3.0 3 Sep 43.0 151.6 v low 28%
Dunedoo Post Office 28.2 +4.0 43.7 23 Nov 10.2 +1.1 -0.5 4 Sep 67.6 147.5 low 46%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 25.9   42.9 23 Nov 6.7   -2.5 20 Sep 85.6 143.7 average 60%
Dubbo Airport AWS 28.1 +3.3 44.3 23 Nov 9.9 +0.3 -0.5 20 Sep 38.4 148.1 v low 26%
Forbes Airport AWS 26.9 +2.2 44.1 23 Nov 8.2 -0.7 -1.1 20 Sep 67.4 125.9 low 54%
Parkes Airport AWS 26.5 +2.6 43.9 23 Nov 7.7 -0.3 -2.4 20 Sep 84.4 153.7 average 55%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 27.4 +2.8 43.0 23 Nov 8.7 0.0 -1.0 20 Sep 72.0 156.4 low 46%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 25.5 +2.0 40.4 21 Nov 12.6 +1.0 5.3 19 Sep 134.6 182.5 average 74%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 24.0 +0.7 38.6 21 Nov 12.6 +0.5 5.6 20 Sep 200.8 197.4 average 102%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 25.2   39.9 14 Nov 11.8   4.5 19 Sep 103.4
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 25.1 +1.4 40.0 23 Nov 12.4 +0.6 5.0 19 Sep 144.8 206.8 low 70%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 24.2 +2.3 36.5 1 Nov 15.1 +1.7 8.8 5 Sep 153.0 229.1 average 67%
Sydney Airport AMO 24.3 +1.9 38.0 14 Nov 15.1 +2.1 8.7 3 Sep 179.2 212.5 average 84%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 21.2 +0.2 34.5 1 Nov 15.7 +0.6 9.7 3 Sep
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 25.0   39.9 21 Nov 13.2   5.9 19 Sep 178.0
Terrey Hills AWS 22.8 +0.3 38.9 21 Nov 13.2 0.0 6.2 19 Sep 163.4 243.9 low 67%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.7 +1.2 41.6 23 Nov 11.5 +1.1 3.2 19 Sep 105.8 162.5 low 65%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 25.5 +1.1 40.2 14 Nov 12.1 +0.3 3.6 19 Sep 129.4 164.6 average 79%
Penrith Lakes AWS 27.0 +1.6 44.9 23 Nov 13.0 +0.9 4.9 20 Sep 124.4 169.3 average 73%
Prospect Reservoir 25.8 +2.2 39.9 14 Nov 12.5 +0.6 4.9 19 Sep 146.7 179.5 average 82%
Richmond RAAF 26.8 +1.9 45.3 23 Nov 11.9 +0.9 2.8 19 Sep 82.2 177.0 low 46%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 23.2 +0.5 35.4 1 Nov 11.4 +0.6 3.2 20 Sep 138.6 204.3 low 68%
Bellambi AWS 21.5 +0.2 34.2 1 Nov 14.5 +0.5 8.3 20 Sep 178.6 231.8 average 77%
Bowral (Parry Drive) 21.0 +2.1 38.3 23 Nov 8.9 +1.4 0.5 19 Sep 110.6 215.0 low 51%
Camden Airport AWS 26.1 +2.0 40.7 23 Nov 10.8 +0.9 2.1 19 Sep 79.8 179.6 low 44%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 25.6   40.3 23 Nov 10.7   3.1 19 Sep 74.0
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 20.6   39.0 23 Nov 9.0   1.6 3 Sep 82.6
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 21.4 +0.6 32.9 14 Nov 14.1 +0.6 7.7 19 Sep 172.4 218.4 average 79%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 21.5   34.2 1 Nov 14.2   8.9 20 Sep 186.6
Moss Vale AWS 20.2 +0.8 37.7 23 Nov 8.5 +0.7 -0.5 19 Sep 112.8 159.4 low 71%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 23.5 +0.7 40.1 14 Nov 11.5 +0.8 4.9 7 Sep 188.8 184.5 average 102%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 22.8 +1.1 37.2 14 Nov 9.3 +0.7 1.7 21 Sep 114.0 140.7 average 81%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 21.1 +2.0 37.1 23 Nov 6.3 +0.6 -2.7 19 Sep 108.6 183.0 v low 59%
Green Cape AWS 19.2 +0.1 25.4 12 Oct 13.0 +0.7 8.1 1 Oct 200.2 145.8 high 137%
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.7 +0.2 29.4 20 Nov 9.7 +0.6 3.9 16 Oct 174.2 183.7 average 95%
Montague Island Lighthouse 19.6 +0.8 28.5 1 Nov 14.0 +1.3 9.1 3 Sep 209.8 196.0 average 107%
Moruya Airport AWS 21.7 +0.3 35.3 14 Nov 10.5 +1.1 0.8 19 Sep 160.2 201.6 low 79%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 20.7 +0.6 31.0 1 Nov 12.1 +1.4 4.4 19 Sep 177.2 215.5 average 82%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 20.1 +0.7 30.2 1 Nov 12.2 +1.0 5.2 19 Sep 281.4 207.1 high 136%
Nerriga AWS 21.7   39.3 23 Nov 7.6   -2.0 19 Sep 84.4
Ulladulla AWS 21.1 +0.7 32.9 5 Oct 13.0 +0.7 7.2 18 Sep 282.8 250.4 average 113%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 20.5 +1.9 33.1 14 Nov 5.3 +0.7 -1.0 27 Sep 174.4 164.7 average 106%
Bombala AWS 18.9 +1.1 33.2 14 Nov 4.9 0.0 -1.6 21 Sep 168.2 150.8 average 112%
Canberra Airport 22.8   39.0 23 Nov 6.1   -4.3 19 Sep 106.4
Cooma Airport AWS 19.3 +1.2 33.0 23 Nov 3.5 -0.1 -5.8 19 Sep 119.2 151.1 low 79%
Cooma Visitors Centre 21.1 +1.7 35.2 23 Nov 4.1 +0.2 -4.5 19 Sep 89.8 141.1 low 64%
Goulburn Airport AWS 21.5 +1.9 39.0 23 Nov 5.7 +0.2 -4.4 19 Sep 96.2 151.9 low 63%
Goulburn TAFE 21.9 +2.3 39.0 23 Nov 7.9 +0.9 -1.0 19 Sep 92.6 165.7 v low 56%
Mount Ginini AWS 13.8 +1.6 27.0 23 Nov 3.8 +0.8 -5.4 3 Sep 155.8 268.8 low 58%
Taralga Post Office 21.0 +2.8 38.0 23 Nov 5.2 -0.2 -2.7 19 Sep 108.6 199.4 low 54%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 22.6 +1.8 37.8 23 Nov 7.0 +0.4 -2.1 7 Sep 102.0 187.5 low 54%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 12.1   23.0 23 Nov 1.3   -6.4 3 Sep 443.4
Thredbo AWS 9.3 +1.9 21.3 14 Nov 1.4 +1.5 -8.3 3 Sep 355.4 442.1 average 80%
Thredbo Village 15.5 +2.3 26.9 23 Nov 2.3 +0.6 -6.0 19 Sep 427.4 555.7 low 77%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 24.1 +2.3 37.9 14 Nov 8.7 +0.3 -0.6 3 Sep 133.0 168.6 average 79%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 14.1 +2.0 26.7 23 Nov 5.6 +1.3 -3.3 3 Sep 230.0 338.8 low 68%
Hume Reservoir 23.7 +2.6 35.5 23 Nov 10.0 +0.8 1.0 4 Sep 157.0 182.6 average 86%
Khancoban AWS 23.1 +2.1 37.3 14 Nov 6.7 -0.1 -1.6 4 Sep 197.4 244.7 low 81%
Tumbarumba Post Office 22.0 +2.9 36.0 14 Nov 5.5 +0.2 -4.1 4 Sep 167.7 260.9 low 64%
Wagga Wagga AMO 25.0 +3.4 40.6 14 Nov 8.2 +0.3 -2.2 4 Sep 101.4 150.9 low 67%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam     33.0 31 Oct 7.9 -0.5 -1.0 4 Sep 112.7 240.3 low 47%
Cootamundra Airport 24.5 +2.3 41.0 23 Nov 5.7 -0.9 -3.6 4 Sep 84.2 146.9 low 57%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 24.9 +2.3 42.1 23 Nov 8.0 -0.9 -0.8 4 Sep 90.4 153.7 low 59%
Gundagai (William St) 24.7 +2.4 41.1 23 Nov 8.1 -0.3 -1.8 4 Sep 96.4 179.4 low 54%
Quandialla Post Office 27.1 +3.5 43.4 23 Nov 9.1 +0.4 -0.2 18 Sep 58.4 133.9 low 44%
Temora Airport 25.7   43.0 23 Nov 6.1   -2.3 20 Sep 64.2 120.3 low 53%
Wyalong Post Office 26.8 +3.4 42.2 23 Nov 10.5 +1.1 1.7 3 Sep 57.4 118.9 low 48%
Young Airport 24.6 +2.8 42.1 23 Nov 4.7 -1.2 -3.5 4 Sep 65.0 155.9 v low 42%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 25.0 +2.6 36.0 30 Nov 8.2 0.0 0.0 3 Sep 103.6 141.4 average 73%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 25.7 +2.0 38.0 14 Nov 8.7 -0.1 0.0 19 Sep 112.2 116.3 average 96%
Narrandera Airport AWS 27.0 +3.2 40.8 23 Nov 9.2 +0.1 -1.1 19 Sep 49.8 110.6 low 45%
Tocumwal Airport 25.0 +2.3 36.7 30 Nov 9.0 0.0 1.6 4 Sep 125.8 116.6 average 108%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 27.2 +2.7 41.2 14 Nov 11.2 +0.4 1.7 4 Sep 56.4 102.2 low 55%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 26.9 +2.9 41.3 14 Nov 10.3 +1.2 0.4 20 Sep 60.2 105.0 low 57%
Hay (Miller Street) 27.5 +2.9 41.6 14 Nov 10.8 +1.2 1.3 19 Sep 43.8 91.9 low 48%
Hay Airport AWS 27.9   42.0 14 Nov 10.4   0.0 19 Sep 34.6
Hillston Airport 28.1 +3.5 43.5 14 Nov 10.9 +0.5 0.4 20 Sep 57.2 91.7 low 62%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 27.9 +2.4 43.8 23 Nov     2.5 4 Sep 39.4 103.9 low 38%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 21.5 +0.5 26.6 22 Nov 16.1 +0.2 9.4 14 Sep 307.4 323.8 average 95%
Norfolk Island Aero 20.6 +0.3 24.0 2 Nov 15.2 +0.3 11.5 25 Sep 140.4 252.1 v low 56%

Notes

A Seasonal Climate Summary is prepared to list 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. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 1 December 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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