New South Wales in summer 2014-15: A warm, wet summer

The NSW statewide average rainfall during summer was 15% above the long-term average, with most of the state recording average to above average rainfall, particularly in the far west and along the eastern seaboard. Rainfall was above average in both December and January but below average in February, with much of the rain occurring during periods of thunderstorm activity associated with surface troughs. Rainfall was particularly heavy in the southeast on 7 December and in western NSW between 9 and 14 January. There were also several periods of heavy rain on the north coast including 28 December, 20 and 27-28 January, 2-3 February, and associated with ex-tropical cyclone Marcia over 20-23 February.

Both maximum (+0.96 °C) and minimum (+1.19 °C) temperatures were above average during summer, with mean temperatures more than 1 °C above average in western NSW but closer to average in the east. Temperatures were well above average during both December and February, but daytime temperatures were slightly cooler than average associated with rain and cloud cover during January (-0.39 °C). The warmth was associated with persistent warm spells rather than extreme heat, as well as very warm sea surface temperatures during the season.

  • Above average rainfall, particularly on the coast
  • Several heavy rain events and severe thunderstorms
  • Above average maximum and minimum temperatures

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Extremes in summer 2014-15
Hottest day 44.7 °C at Lake Victoria Storage on 15 Feb 2015
Warmest days on average 36.5 °C at Bourke Airport AWS
Coolest days on average 15.1 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 5.1 °C at Thredbo AWS on 30 Jan 2015
Coldest night -1.7 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on 19 Dec 2014
Coolest nights on average 6.1 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 22.7 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Warmest night 31.1 °C at Tibooburra Post Office on 16 Dec 2014
Warmest on average overall 29.5 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest on average overall 10.8 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 1413.2 mm at Yarras (Mount Seaview)
Driest overall 58.8 mm at Lake Victoria Storage
Wettest day 292.0 mm at Tweed Heads Golf Club on 28 Dec 2014
Strongest wind gust 130 km/h at Murrurundi Gap AWS on 16 Dec 2014

Maps
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Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest summer daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Belowra Station 179.2 on 7 Dec 2014 166.0 on 11 Feb 1992 63
Numeralla (Badja Composite) 123.8 on 7 Dec 2014 98.8 on 5 Feb 2002 51
Numeralla (Glocca Morra) 84.0 on 7 Dec 2014 78.0 on 5 Feb 2001 45
Nimmitabel (Cottesloe) 112.8 on 7 Dec 2014 107.2 on 6 Feb 1971 44
Verona (Shiloh) 245.2 on 7 Dec 2014 235.0 on 11 Feb 1992 40
Cooma Airport AWS 65.8 on 7 Dec 2014 52.0 on 25 Jan 1998 31
Countegany (Gaerloch) 133.0 on 7 Dec 2014 78.2 on 7 Feb 1971 27
Norah Head AWS 89.0 on 28 Jan 2015 83.4 on 29 Jan 2013 21
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 165.8 on 27 Jan 2015 165.0 on 25 Feb 2004 21

Record highest summer total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Adaminaby Alpine Tourist Park 407.9 339.1 in 1933 122 171.1
Snowball 555.0 551.2 in 1910 59 269.7
Berrima West (Medway (Wombat Creek)) 435.8 363.0 in 1975 42 221.4
Cooma Airport AWS 348.6 343.4 in 2011 28 157.6
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 335.6 296.6 in 2009 22 189.7
Bombala AWS 278.6 226.4 in 2009 21 164.2

Summary statistics for summer 2014-15
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Rank of
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2014-15
Fraction of
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average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 34.8 0.0 42.8 2 Jan 2015 20.8 +0.4 14.3 31 Jan 2015 196.4 96.3 high 204%
Tibooburra Airport 36.3 +0.2 42.5 15 Feb 2015 22.7 +0.1 14.1 28 Dec 2014 119.0 63.2 high 188%
White Cliffs AWS 35.2   42.7 15 Feb 2015 21.8   15.8 27 Jan 2015 117.0 94.6 average 124%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 35.3 -0.3 43.9 2 Jan 2015 19.5 -0.3 11.9 20 Dec 2014 56.6 73.9 average 77%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 33.7 +1.6 44.0 15 Feb 2015 18.8 +0.8 12.2 26 Dec 2014 114.8 73.1 high 157%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 33.3 +1.0 42.8 15 Feb 2015 18.2 0.0 11.6 31 Jan 2015 85.8 73.1 high 117%
Lake Victoria Storage 32.6 +1.2 44.7 15 Feb 2015 16.0 -0.2 9.1 26 Dec 2014 58.8 59.6 average 99%
Menindee Post Office 34.7 +1.0 44.0 15 Feb 2015 19.6 +1.7 13.7 28 Dec 2014 70.7 67.5 average 105%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 34.8 +0.3 44.2 15 Feb 2015 18.5 +0.7 12.0 18 Dec 2014 77.0 68.3 average 113%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 36.5 +0.5 43.2 9 Feb 2015 21.6 +0.1 14.8 1 Feb 2015 89.2 104.9 average 85%
Brewarrina Hospital 35.9 +0.5 42.5 10 Dec 2014 20.9 +0.9 13.6 19 Dec 2014 75.9 138.2 low 55%
Cobar MO 33.8 +0.5 41.1 10 Dec 2014 20.7 +0.9 14.0 31 Jan 2015 112.4 126.2 average 89%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 34.9 0.0 41.1 17 Dec 2014     14.6 20 Dec 2014 147.0 177.7 average 83%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen     42.0 17 Dec 2014 22.2 +0.9 16.3 30 Jan 2015 67.1 151.9 v low 44%
Wanaaring Post Office 36.3 +0.7 42.6 10 Dec 2014 21.5 +0.6 13.6 31 Jan 2015 127.4 99.8 high 128%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 34.6 +0.3 43.2 2 Jan 2015 20.0 +0.6 13.8 31 Jan 2015 47.2 51.8 average 91%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 32.8 0.0 39.5 8 Feb 2015 18.1 +0.6 10.6 30 Jan 2015 183.7 133.3 high 138%
Condobolin Airport AWS 33.4 +0.5 40.2 9 Feb 2015 18.0 +0.2 11.1 18 Dec 2014 140.8 117.3 high 120%
Peak Hill Post Office 32.6 +0.3 39.8 9 Feb 2015 18.7 +0.1 10.5 30 Jan 2015 235.0 161.0 high 146%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 32.4 0.0 40.0 2 Jan 2015 17.2 +0.1 11.2 20 Dec 2014 165.6 127.7 average 130%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 33.9 +0.1 39.4 9 Feb 2015 19.8 +0.8 12.2 31 Jan 2015 161.8 171.1 average 95%
Nyngan Airport     41.9 9 Feb 2015 19.5 +0.6 14.0 31 Jan 2015 213.5 142.2 high 150%
Trangie Research Station AWS 33.4 +0.9 41.1 9 Feb 2015 18.7 +0.9 10.5 31 Jan 2015 137.6 146.3 average 94%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 35.7 +1.1 42.3 26 Jan 2015 20.8 +0.9 13.5 20 Dec 2014 200.2 186.5 average 107%
Walgett Airport AWS 35.4 +0.8 41.5 17 Dec 2014 20.3 +0.7 12.9 20 Dec 2014 98.8 164.1 low 60%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 33.7 +0.8 40.2 17 Dec 2014 20.0 +0.8 14.2 1 Feb 2015 175.8 231.9 average 76%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 31.5 +0.4 37.7 17 Dec 2014 15.6 -0.1 9.0 1 Feb 2015 193.6 242.1 average 80%
Narrabri Airport AWS 34.1 +0.8 40.9 17 Dec 2014 19.2 0.0 12.2 1 Feb 2015 147.8 206.4 low 72%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 33.0 +0.1 39.6 17 Dec 2014 17.4 -0.1 9.5 31 Jan 2015 178.0 207.5 average 86%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 31.9 +0.5 39.1 17 Dec 2014 18.7 +0.3 12.6 31 Jan 2015 237.2 229.7 average 103%
Quirindi Post Office 32.0 +0.4 37.0 17 Dec 2014 16.8 +1.0 10.0 31 Jan 2015 199.7 226.7 average 88%
Tamworth Airport AWS 31.6 +0.2 37.1 17 Dec 2014 16.5 -0.1 9.9 31 Jan 2015 308.8 215.8 high 143%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 25.8 -1.1 31.0 17 Dec 2014 12.9 +1.0 5.0 4 Feb 2015 397.5 276.6 v high 144%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 25.3 -0.6 31.0 17 Dec 2014 12.6 +0.4 6.0 4 Feb 2015 298.8 277.3 average 108%
Armidale Airport AWS 24.4 -0.8 30.3 17 Dec 2014 13.2 +0.5 7.3 30 Jan 2015 341.2 279.2 high 122%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 25.2 +0.4 30.5 17 Dec 2014 13.4 +0.4 7.5 4 Feb 2015 327.8 309.3 average 106%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 25.1 -0.5 31.0 17 Dec 2014 13.0 +0.7 6.1 4 Feb 2015 331.2 295.3 average 112%
Guyra Hospital 22.8 -0.5 28.7 17 Dec 2014 12.0 +0.5 6.7 4 Feb 2015 407.8 336.5 high 121%
Inverell (Raglan St) 29.7 0.0 35.5 17 Dec 2014 15.4 +0.9 9.2 1 Feb 2015 356.9 296.4 high 120%
Inverell Research Centre 29.1 +0.3 35.2 17 Dec 2014 16.4 +0.5 11.9 30 Jan 2015 215.4 294.0 low 73%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 25.6 -1.0 36.0 3 Dec 2014 14.5 +0.6 7.6 1 Feb 2015 380.9 314.0 high 121%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 26.6 0.0 35.4 17 Dec 2014 16.9 +0.2 13.3 14 Dec 2014 638.2 522.9 high 122%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 28.2 +0.3 37.7 17 Dec 2014 20.0 +0.9 14.7 15 Dec 2014 757.8 520.6 high 146%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 27.5 +0.3 32.6 18 Jan 2015 20.9 +0.3 16.8 4 Feb 2015 659.4 481.6 high 137%
Casino Airport AWS 30.6 +0.9 40.1 17 Dec 2014 18.8 +0.2 13.7 1 Dec 2014 524.4 409.6 high 128%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 28.6 +0.7 38.1 17 Dec 2014 19.9 +0.5 16.2 13 Dec 2014 640.8 420.7 high 152%
Grafton Airport AWS 29.4   39.1 17 Dec 2014 19.0   13.8 16 Dec 2014 648.2 401.4 high 161%
Grafton Research Stn 29.5 -0.4 39.3 17 Dec 2014 19.4 +0.9 15.0 16 Dec 2014 471.0 363.1 high 130%
Lismore Airport AWS 29.5 0.0 39.6 17 Dec 2014 18.6 +0.4 13.5 23 Dec 2014 484.6 426.6 average 114%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 28.9 -0.3 37.1 17 Dec 2014 20.2 +0.9 15.5 16 Dec 2014 950.2 608.5 high 156%
Yamba Pilot Station 27.6 +1.1 35.6 17 Dec 2014 20.9 +1.0 17.0 29 Jan 2015 519.2 415.6 high 125%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour MO 27.4 +0.7 34.2 30 Dec 2014 19.6 +0.6 14.3 30 Jan 2015 1040.8 559.7 v high 186%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 24.0 +0.2 33.0 17 Dec 2014 15.1 +0.5 10.0 30 Jan 2015 1013.2 772.9 high 131%
Kempsey Airport AWS 28.6 0.0 38.8 17 Dec 2014 18.1 +0.9 12.3 16 Dec 2014 655.4 411.2 high 159%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 27.8 +1.2 34.9 17 Dec 2014 20.2 +1.0 15.1 13 Dec 2014 591.5 440.8 high 134%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 26.2 +0.2 33.0 17 Jan 2015 18.9 -0.1 14.5 15 Dec 2014
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 27.7 +0.5 34.7 17 Dec 2014 18.7 +0.9 12.3 16 Dec 2014 720.6 434.8 v high 166%
Taree Airport AWS 28.3 +0.1 35.8 14 Jan 2015 18.3 +0.7 13.1 15 Dec 2014 360.8 311.3 high 116%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 28.1 -0.4 37.0 17 Dec 2014 18.0 +1.0 12.8 4 Feb 2015 1413.2 677.0 v high 209%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 29.1 -0.2 37.0 3 Dec 2014 17.5 +1.4 10.8 30 Jan 2015 349.2 252.0 high 139%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 27.7   35.7 25 Jan 2015 17.4   10.1 30 Jan 2015 426.0
Gosford AWS 27.3   36.0 17 Jan 2015 18.6   13.7 4 Feb 2015 432.2
Maitland Visitors Centre 29.6 +0.2 39.1 3 Dec 2014 18.7 +1.3 12.5 30 Jan 2015 360.4 215.4 v high 167%
Mangrove Mountain AWS 26.9 +0.5 34.8 4 Jan 2015 16.6 +0.3 10.2 30 Jan 2015 423.6 338.8 high 125%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 30.0   36.9 3 Dec 2014 15.5   8.1 4 Feb 2015 257.4 208.9 high 123%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 26.9 -0.1 33.3 17 Dec 2014 15.5 0.0 9.1 14 Dec 2014 223.2 239.2 average 93%
Murrurundi Post Office 29.6 -0.4 34.9 17 Dec 2014 14.8 +0.2 6.6 30 Jan 2015 278.2 257.8 average 108%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 26.4 -0.4 33.3 25 Jan 2015 20.1 +1.7 16.2 29 Jan 2015 320.8 307.1 average 104%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 25.3 0.0 34.0 14 Jan 2015 20.1 +1.2 15.3 30 Jan 2015
Newcastle University 28.3 0.0 35.8 3 Dec 2014 19.0 +0.2 12.2 30 Jan 2015 262.0 288.7 average 91%
Norah Head AWS 26.6 +1.1 34.9 14 Jan 2015 19.9 +0.6 14.6 30 Jan 2015 334.0 256.0 high 130%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 29.3 +0.1 39.2 3 Dec 2014 17.9 +0.8 11.7 30 Jan 2015 394.6 304.4 high 130%
Scone Airport AWS 31.0 +0.5 37.6 3 Dec 2014 16.7 +0.5 9.1 14 Dec 2014 224.0 201.3 average 111%
Singleton STP 29.9 -0.7 38.5 3 Dec 2014 18.2 +1.3 11.0 30 Jan 2015 322.2 223.9 high 144%
Williamtown RAAF 28.2 +0.6 35.6 3 Dec 2014 18.2 +0.7 11.9 30 Jan 2015 304.6 297.5 average 102%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 30.1 0.0 37.0 8 Feb 2015     9.5 31 Jan 2015 211.5 199.7 average 106%
Mudgee Airport AWS 29.5 +0.1 35.1 8 Feb 2015 15.9 +1.0 6.2 31 Jan 2015
Nullo Mountain AWS 22.4 -0.5 28.3 3 Jan 2015 12.8 0.0 6.2 30 Jan 2015 327.4 291.8 average 112%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 27.9 +0.7 34.0 8 Feb 2015     5.5 31 Jan 2015 200.6 193.1 average 104%
Bathurst Airport AWS 27.5 +0.1 33.1 1 Jan 2015 13.3 +0.5 6.1 31 Jan 2015 248.8 197.8 high 126%
Katoomba (Murri St) 22.8 +0.1 30.2 4 Jan 2015 13.5 +1.0 7.3 30 Jan 2015 550.2 458.2 average 120%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 24.3   30.5 16 Dec 2014 12.7   5.4 30 Jan 2015 330.1 240.1 high 137%
Mount Boyce AWS 23.2 +0.3 30.4 4 Jan 2015 12.8 +0.3 7.2 14 Dec 2014 454.2 327.9 high 139%
Oberon (Springbank) 23.7 -0.2 30.1 8 Feb 2015 11.6 +1.3 4.3 14 Dec 2014 282.2 215.9 high 131%
Orange Airport AWS 25.9 +0.2 32.2 16 Dec 2014 11.9 0.0 4.7 30 Jan 2015 330.6 241.2 high 137%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 30.9 -0.1 36.4 17 Dec 2014 14.5 +0.2 6.9 31 Jan 2015 166.2 242.8 average 68%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 29.7 0.0 35.6 17 Dec 2014 16.9 0.0 10.3 13 Dec 2014 193.6 259.8 average 75%
Dunedoo Post Office 31.5 +0.4 37.5 1 Jan 2015 17.4 +1.0 9.5 31 Jan 2015 232.7 197.7 average 118%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 31.7 0.0 38.4 16 Dec 2014 15.8 +0.1 9.1 31 Jan 2015 152.4 169.9 average 90%
Dubbo Airport AWS 32.2 +0.2 38.5 16 Dec 2014 17.2 0.0 7.8 31 Jan 2015 239.4 158.4 high 151%
Forbes Airport AWS 32.4 -0.4 39.5 9 Feb 2015 16.8 -0.1 8.5 18 Dec 2014 133.4 134.4 high 99%
Parkes Airport AWS 32.0 0.0 39.0 9 Feb 2015 16.8 +0.5 7.6 20 Dec 2014 138.6 186.4 average 74%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 31.9 -0.3 37.6 8 Feb 2015 17.2 +0.9 7.4 31 Jan 2015 155.5 167.3 average 93%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 28.5 +0.7 37.0 25 Jan 2015 18.5 +0.9 11.5 30 Jan 2015 338.6 265.3 high 128%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.9 -0.2 35.9 25 Jan 2015 18.1 +0.3 10.3 30 Jan 2015
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 28.0   37.3 25 Jan 2015 17.9   10.6 30 Jan 2015 242.2
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 27.8 -0.1 36.5 25 Jan 2015 17.9 +0.8 12.3 30 Jan 2015 445.0 303.5 high 147%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 26.8 +1.2 35.7 17 Jan 2015 20.0 +1.6 14.6 29 Jan 2015 341.8 296.7 average 115%
Sydney Airport AMO 27.6 +1.4 36.6 25 Jan 2015 20.1 +1.6 14.3 30 Jan 2015 283.6 279.9 average 101%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 24.2 0.0 31.8 14 Jan 2015 20.3 +0.5 16.0 29 Jan 2015
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.9   37.0 25 Jan 2015 18.9   12.6 30 Jan 2015 491.6
Terrey Hills AWS 25.6 -0.2 33.4 17 Jan 2015 17.9 +0.4 13.0 14 Dec 2014 403.8 321.7 high 126%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 28.6 -0.2 36.5 3 Dec 2014 17.6 +1.2 11.9 30 Jan 2015 307.0 248.8 high 123%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 28.1 -0.7 35.8 9 Jan 2015 17.6 +0.4 10.6 30 Jan 2015 349.6 247.9 high 141%
Penrith Lakes AWS 29.4 -0.4 37.3 8 Feb 2015 18.6 +0.7 13.7 30 Jan 2015 351.8 277.9 high 127%
Prospect Reservoir 28.5 +0.6 36.0 3 Dec 2014 18.0 +0.7 12.1 30 Jan 2015 434.3 265.7 high 163%
Richmond RAAF 29.1 -0.1 37.7 3 Dec 2014 18.1 +1.0 11.9 30 Jan 2015 467.6 283.7 v high 165%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 26.0 0.0 34.9 25 Jan 2015 17.4 +1.2 12.0 31 Jan 2015 397.4 283.4 high 140%
Bellambi AWS 24.3 -0.2 33.6 17 Jan 2015 19.0 +0.5 15.0 29 Jan 2015 377.4 292.2 high 129%
Camden Airport AWS 28.7 -0.1 37.3 8 Feb 2015 17.0 +0.8 10.2 30 Jan 2015 330.8 239.4 high 138%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 28.4   36.2 3 Dec 2014 16.9   10.7 30 Jan 2015 264.6
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 23.2   30.2 8 Feb 2015 13.4   7.0 30 Jan 2015 342.2
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 24.9 +0.8 33.7 25 Jan 2015 18.8 +1.0 15.4 29 Jan 2015 393.4 305.6 high 129%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 24.4   32.9 17 Jan 2015 18.8   15.1 14 Dec 2014 466.2
Moss Vale AWS 23.4 -1.2 31.7 4 Jan 2015 13.8 +0.6 6.7 30 Jan 2015
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 26.3 -0.2 35.1 8 Feb 2015 16.7 +0.8 11.7 30 Jan 2015 406.0 287.8 v high 141%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 26.1 0.0 34.6 8 Feb 2015 15.4 +1.1 10.2 20 Dec 2014 352.0 199.1 high 177%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 25.0 -0.5 33.6 3 Jan 2015 12.3 +0.8 5.4 14 Dec 2014 335.6 189.7 highest 177%
Green Cape AWS 23.0 -0.1 28.8 8 Feb 2015 17.2 +0.5 12.1 20 Dec 2014 170.6 165.3 average 103%
Merimbula Airport AWS 24.4 +0.3 31.5 8 Feb 2015 15.8 +1.2 9.3 20 Dec 2014 270.6 205.6 high 132%
Montague Island Lighthouse 23.0 +0.3 27.1 14 Jan 2015 18.1 +1.0 13.8 29 Jan 2015 292.4 220.0 high 133%
Moruya Airport AWS 24.6 +0.1 32.7 25 Jan 2015 16.2 +1.1 10.7 14 Dec 2014 488.0 229.7 v high 212%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.4 -0.1 31.1 14 Jan 2015 17.0 +1.3 12.3 14 Dec 2014 461.8 264.2 v high 175%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 23.2 +0.2 29.2 14 Jan 2015 17.0 +0.8 13.2 27 Jan 2015 313.2 255.7 high 122%
Nerriga AWS 25.0   33.3 3 Dec 2014 13.1   5.4 30 Jan 2015 326.2
Ulladulla AWS 23.8 +0.1 33.2 25 Jan 2015 17.5 +0.7 13.4 14 Dec 2014 495.4 265.2 v high 187%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 24.5 -0.3 33.8 3 Jan 2015 11.7 +1.8 5.5 21 Dec 2014 306.6 187.3 v high 164%
Bombala AWS 23.8 -0.3 34.0 3 Jan 2015 10.8 +0.8 3.9 27 Dec 2014 278.6 164.2 highest 170%
Canberra Airport 27.7   35.2 2 Jan 2015 13.2   6.7 3 Feb 2015 229.2
Cooma Airport AWS 23.8 -1.4 31.2 2 Jan 2015 10.2 +0.4 2.2 13 Dec 2014 348.6 157.6 highest 221%
Cooma Visitors Centre 25.0 -1.2 32.3 3 Jan 2015 11.2 +1.2 3.6 3 Feb 2015 367.8 176.5 v high 208%
Goulburn Airport AWS 25.7 -0.9 33.1 16 Dec 2014 12.7 +0.8 4.3 30 Jan 2015 291.2 159.8 v high 182%
Goulburn TAFE 26.1 -0.5 33.5 8 Feb 2015 13.9 +0.9 7.1 30 Jan 2015 305.0 187.6 high 163%
Mount Ginini AWS 18.2 -0.9 25.4 2 Jan 2015 8.4 -0.2 0.8 29 Jan 2015 278.4 285.4 average 98%
Taralga Post Office 24.9 -0.2 32.0 16 Dec 2014     3.6 30 Jan 2015 345.8 208.4 v high 166%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 27.1 -1.1 34.1 2 Jan 2015 14.2 +0.7 7.9 31 Dec 2014 288.4 202.4 high 142%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 17.4   24.2 2 Jan 2015 6.1   -1.7 19 Dec 2014 568.6
Thredbo AWS 15.1 -0.4 22.3 2 Jan 2015 6.4 +0.2 -0.9 26 Jan 2015 467.4 308.4 v high 152%
Thredbo Village 20.4 -0.1 28.5 2 Jan 2015 7.9 +1.4 0.0 27 Dec 2014 439.6 316.5 high 139%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 30.9 +0.1 39.6 2 Jan 2015 16.4 +0.9 9.2 30 Jan 2015 169.4 126.5 high 134%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 19.5 -0.7 27.2 2 Jan 2015 10.4 -0.1 3.5 29 Jan 2015 375.6 223.1 high 168%
Hume Reservoir 30.3 +0.3 38.3 8 Feb 2015 17.5 +1.7 9.9 30 Jan 2015 203.8 139.1 high 147%
Khancoban AWS 29.5 -0.6 37.0 2 Jan 2015 13.3 +0.6 6.8 31 Jan 2015 230.0 191.5 high 120%
Tumbarumba Post Office 28.1 +0.4 35.6 2 Jan 2015 12.5 +1.2 6.0 19 Dec 2014 255.6 188.2 high 136%
Wagga Wagga AMO 31.4 +0.7 38.9 2 Jan 2015 16.9 +1.4 9.0 30 Jan 2015 133.8 127.8 average 105%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam     35.9 8 Feb 2015 15.6 +0.6 8.2 30 Jan 2015 255.1 181.2 high 141%
Cootamundra Airport 30.4 -0.1 37.2 2 Jan 2015 15.1 +0.3 6.4 30 Jan 2015 193.1 155.9 high 124%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 30.7 -0.2 36.5 16 Dec 2014 15.4 -0.3 7.4 18 Dec 2014 236.0 155.8 high 151%
Gundagai (William St) 30.9 -0.2 37.9 8 Feb 2015 16.2 +0.5 8.0 30 Jan 2015 199.8 148.8 high 134%
Temora Airport 31.6   39.1 2 Jan 2015 16.1   7.3 20 Dec 2014 147.8 137.0 average 108%
Young Airport 30.8 +0.5 37.9 2 Jan 2015 14.3 +0.6 6.0 30 Dec 2014 141.2 150.3 average 94%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 31.5 +0.4 40.0 2 Jan 2015 16.1 +1.0 8.0 27 Dec 2014 179.1 115.5 high 155%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 31.9 +0.1 40.7 2 Jan 2015 15.9 +0.3 7.7 27 Dec 2014 97.0 89.0 high 109%
Narrandera Airport AWS 33.0 +1.1 41.2 2 Jan 2015 17.6 +1.1 9.7 20 Dec 2014 111.8 108.4 average 103%
Tocumwal Airport 31.5 +0.6 40.3 2 Jan 2015 16.1 +0.7 9.6 27 Dec 2014 153.6 96.6 high 159%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 32.7 +0.3 41.0 8 Feb 2015 18.2 +0.4 11.3 19 Jan 2015 107.2 93.5 average 115%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 32.8 +0.8 41.2 2 Jan 2015 18.4 +1.8 11.6 18 Dec 2014 115.8 91.6 average 126%
Hay Airport AWS 33.5   41.9 2 Jan 2015 17.6   10.9 28 Dec 2014 66.2
Hillston Airport 33.8 +1.2 42.0 8 Feb 2015 18.8 +1.1 11.5 18 Dec 2014 142.9 89.4 high 160%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 33.1 -0.3 40.5 8 Feb 2015 18.9 +1.0 12.0 16 Jan 2015 107.4 112.8 average 95%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 25.5 +0.5 28.0 30 Dec 2014 21.0 +0.8 14.7 1 Dec 2014 325.4 328.3 average 99%
Norfolk Island Aero 24.8 +0.5 27.1 4 Feb 2015 20.0 +1.1 15.4 1 Dec 2014 510.4 269.1 v high 190%

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 8 am on Monday 2 March 2015. 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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