New South Wales in summer 2021-22:

New South Wales experienced a wetter than average summer, the wettest since 2011–2012. Temperatures were average to below average over and east of the Great Dividing Range and its Slopes and Plains, while western parts of the state experienced average to above average temperatures. Weather patterns in summer were influenced by La Niña and the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) which was in the positive phase for much of the season.

Wetter than average for the majority of areas

  • For New South Wales overall, rainfall was 30% above the 1961–1990 average, the wettest summer since 2011–2012.
  • Most parts of the state received above average rainfall, though parts of the Lower Western and Northern Tablelands received average to below average rainfall.
  • At the end of February, a slow-moving trough and humid conditions produced very heavy multi-day rainfall over the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast.
  • Large parts of the Northern Rivers experienced their wettest summer on record, with parts of the Mid North Coast, Illawarra, the South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains also recording their highest summer rainfall on record.
  • A large number of sites had their highest summer daily rainfall on record, some with station records greater than 50 years.
  • Many sites had their highest total summer rainfall on record or highest total summer rainfall for at least 20 years.
  • A Special Climate Statement is being prepared for the ongoing extreme rainfall and flooding event in New South Wales.

Cooler than average along most parts of the coast

  • For New South Wales overall, the summer maximum temperature was 0.17 °C above the 1961–1990 average while the minimum temperature was 0.81 °C above the 1961–1990 average.
  • Maximum temperatures were cooler than average over and east of the Great Dividing Range and its adjacent Slopes and Plains, and above average over the far south-west of the state.
  • Minimum temperatures were warmer than average towards the far west of the state and along most of the coastline.
  • Merimbula Airport AWS had its coldest summer day (lowest maximum temperature) on record due to the presence of heavy cloud cover and rainfall from a low-pressure system that formed off the central coast of the state.
  • Two sites in Bombala had their lowest summer mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.

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Extremes in summer 2021-22
Hottest day 45.1 °C at Smithville AWS on 18 Dec 2021
45.1 °C at Smithville AWS on 16 Jan 2022
Warmest days on average 36.1 °C at Tibooburra Airport
Coolest days on average 15.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day 2.6 °C at Thredbo AWS on 10 Dec 2021
Coldest night -3.7 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on 6 Dec 2021
Coolest nights on average 6.1 °C at Perisher Valley AWS
Warmest nights on average 23.0 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Warmest night 30.6 °C at Smithville AWS on 17 Jan 2022
Warmest on average overall 29.5 °C at Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS)
Coolest on average overall 10.8 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 1903.8 mm at Rosebank (Upper Coopers Creek)
Wettest day 701.8 mm at Rosebank (Upper Coopers Creek) on 28 Feb 2022
Strongest wind gust 139 km/h at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) on 4 Dec 2021

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Record highest summer daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Yamba Pilot Station 274.4 on 28 Feb 2022 270.5 on 21 Feb 1954 146
Mullumbimby (Fairview Farm) 520.0 on 28 Feb 2022 359.0 on 2 Feb 2001 125
Batemans Bay - Buckenbowra 200.0 on 10 Dec 2021 177.8 on 22 Feb 1954 80
Brays Creek (Misty Mountain) 287.0 on 28 Feb 2022 275.3 on 18 Feb 1956 73
Rosebank (Repentance Creek) 620.0 on 28 Feb 2022 413.4 on 29 Feb 1976 65
Clunes (Flatley Drive) 394.0 on 28 Feb 2022 368.0 on 29 Feb 1976 61
Cooma (Myalla) 87.6 on 10 Dec 2021 76.0 on 6 Feb 2021 61
Dalgety (Severn Park) 76.0 on 10 Dec 2021 74.6 on 4 Jan 1980 61
Rock Flat (Old Post Office) 73.0 on 10 Dec 2021 72.0 on 19 Jan 2007 61
Whiporie Post Office 297.4 on 28 Feb 2022 154.8 on 23 Feb 2013 59
Lillian Rock (Williams Road) 369.0 on 28 Feb 2022 255.4 on 2 Feb 2001 58
Kunghur (The Junction) 522.0 on 28 Feb 2022 325.6 on 13 Dec 1991 55
Tubbul (Keiraville) 83.6 on 7 Jan 2022 80.3 on 9 Dec 2010 55
Numeralla (Glocca Morra) 85.0 on 10 Dec 2021 84.0 on 7 Dec 2014 52
Nimmitabel (Cottesloe) 123.0 on 10 Dec 2021 118.2 on 4 Jan 2016 51
Rosebank (Upper Coopers Creek) 701.8 on 28 Feb 2022 354.2 on 2 Feb 2001 48
Thredbo AWS 118.0 on 20 Dec 2021 115.0 on 28 Feb 2013 41
New Italy (Vineyard Haven) 385.0 on 28 Feb 2022 157.0 on 20 Jan 2006 39
Grafton Research Stn 252.0 on 28 Feb 2022 136.0 on 23 Feb 2013 35
Ballina Airport AWS 195.4 on 28 Feb 2022 188.0 on 2 Feb 2001 31
Holts Flat (Bellevue) 89.0 on 10 Dec 2021 77.0 on 15 Feb 2010 30
Casino Airport AWS 240.2 on 28 Feb 2022 219.0 on 2 Feb 2001 28
Cootamundra Airport 97.3 on 7 Jan 2022 85.2 on 3 Feb 2011 28
Eungella (Oxley River) 345.0 on 28 Feb 2022 271.0 on 2 Feb 2001 26
Tibooburra Airport 56.2 on 25 Jan 2022 55.2 on 21 Jan 2007 26
Nashua (Wilsons River) 325.0 on 28 Feb 2022 250.0 on 2 Feb 2001 24
Bentley (Back Creek) 485.0 on 28 Feb 2022 161.0 on 2 Feb 2001 23
Boat Harbour (Rous River) 438.0 on 28 Feb 2022 348.0 on 28 Jan 2013 23
Chifley Dam (Campbells River (Upstream C 65.0 on 30 Jan 2022 57.0 on 13 Dec 2008 23
Corndale (Coopers Creek) 539.0 on 28 Feb 2022 254.0 on 2 Feb 2001 23
McLeans Ridges (Lascott Drive) 364.8 on 28 Feb 2022 261.0 on 2 Feb 2001 23
Nimbin (Goolmangar Creek) 537.0 on 28 Feb 2022 155.0 on 25 Feb 2004 23
North Murwillumbah (Tweed River) 411.0 on 28 Feb 2022 270.0 on 2 Feb 2001 23
Oberon (Mount David) 64.0 on 30 Jan 2022 =64.0 on 8 Feb 2012 23
Rock Valley (Leycester Creek) 503.0 on 28 Feb 2022 268.8 on 2 Feb 2001 23
Rockley (Glenlea) 73.0 on 7 Jan 2022 59.0 on 17 Jan 2006 23
Tuncester (Leycester Creek) 437.0 on 28 Feb 2022 188.0 on 2 Feb 2001 23
Uki (Tweed River) 575.0 on 28 Feb 2022 306.0 on 2 Feb 2001 23
Lawrence Road (Pringles Way) 290.4 on 28 Feb 2022 248.2 on 24 Feb 2004 22
Lower Boro (Annwyn) 67.6 on 10 Dec 2021 64.2 on 10 Feb 2020 21
Pillar Valley 255.6 on 28 Feb 2022 229.0 on 24 Feb 2003 21



Record highest summer total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Yamba Pilot Station 1026.2 909.6 in 1975 144 421.1
Big Hill (Glen Dusk) 452.0 430.1 in 1961 72 215.6
Rosebank (Repentance Creek) 1801.2 1594.7 in 1975 60 692.8
Clunes (Flatley Drive) 1330.7 1198.6 in 1975 54 537.9
Whiporie Post Office 1021.8 797.0 in 1975 54 426.8
Nimmitabel (Cottesloe) 600.4 555.8 in 1991 49 259.5
Thredbo Village 609.6 504.4 in 1973 49 325.7
Kunghur (The Junction) 1526.0 1122.7 in 1970 47 552.9
Rosebank (Upper Coopers Creek) 1903.8 1499.6 in 2012 44 683.9
Guyra (Gowan Brae) 550.0 546.6 in 1975 40 311.4
New Italy (Vineyard Haven) 1279.2 809.2 in 2012 38 444.9
Thredbo AWS 595.0 588.8 in 2010 38 323.2
Ballina Airport AWS 1231.0 934.6 in 2019 28 540.0
Bombala AWS 369.6 278.6 in 2014 28 169.5
Goulburn Airport AWS 340.4 322.8 in 2010 28 167.7
Casino Airport AWS 994.4 767.2 in 2020 25 425.4
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 517.4 489.8 in 2007 23 294.2
Eungella (Oxley River) 1346.0 1131.0 in 2012 23 612.2
Merimbula Airport AWS 439.6 396.2 in 2009 23 217.0
Point Lookout 1126.6 1095.2 in 2012 23 569.1
Baulkham Hills Eucalyptus Ct 500.0 452.5 in 2019 22 292.3
Boat Harbour (Rous River) 1600.0 1379.0 in 2011 22 750.4
McLeans Ridges (Lascott Drive) 1219.1 852.1 in 2020 22 533.9
Nashua (Wilsons River) 1307.0 1009.0 in 2020 22 587.3
Nimbin (Goolmangar Creek) 1573.0 1107.0 in 2020 22 555.5
North Murwillumbah (Tweed River) 1436.0 1027.0 in 2011 22 631.3
Rock Valley (Leycester Creek) 1375.5 895.0 in 2020 22 504.4
Concord (Brays Rd) 519.4 476.2 in 2019 21 313.7
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 536.4 513.2 in 2007 21 312.1
Moruya (Plumwood) 860.0 787.0 in 2009 21 406.3
Sanctuary Point (Salinas Street) 519.4 473.4 in 2001 21 297.9
Wyong (Mount Elliot) 765.0 698.0 in 2012 21 375.9
Baryulgil (Clarence River) 813.6 812.8 in 2020 20 394.5
Corndale (Coopers Creek) 1435.0 1099.0 in 2005 20 559.4
Greenstead (Wingecarribee River) 345.0 309.0 in 2011 20 188.9
Moruya (Burra Creek) 594.0 565.0 in 2009 20 308.5
Parkers Gap 539.8 529.8 in 2010 20 321.7
Tuncester (Leycester Creek) 1288.0 786.0 in 2020 20 467.0
Uki (Tweed River) 1744.0 1184.0 in 2012 20 721.1

Highest summer total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
summer
Lower Boro (Calderwood) 388.6 390.7 in 1947* 182.3
Brays Creek (Misty Mountain) 1258.0 1281.0 in 1955* 585.0
Murwillumbah (Dungay (Taleswood)) 1383.8 1850.3 in 1955* 718.3
Mullumbimby (Fairview Farm) 1505.0 1788.7 in 1955* 599.5
Tuross 549.6 636.9 in 1970 268.7
Bombala (Therry Street) 385.4 609.0 in 1970* 187.9
Snowball 516.0 551.2 in 1910* 269.8
Meldrum (Coolawarrah) 1309.0 1480.5 in 1958* 663.0
Lillian Rock (Williams Road) 1355.0 1380.0 in 1970* 612.1
Tabulam (Muirne) 959.6 1037.0 in 1975* 520.4
Tabulam Post Office 781.6 849.0 in 1975* 399.8
Bonalbo Post Office 672.0 759.0 in 1975* 424.6
Goulburn TAFE 342.0 398.1 in 1983 189.6
Marrickville Golf Club 576.0 831.4 in 1955* 263.6
Randwick (Randwick St) 703.3 833.9 in 1989 292.7
Bankstown Airport AWS 509.8 614.4 in 1989* 272.8
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 613.4 847.9 in 1991 372.2
Sydney Airport AMO 559.6 561.4 in 1991 283.8
Castle Cove (Rosebridge Ave) 719.1 775.6 in 1991* 371.7
Rose Bay (Royal Sydney Golf Club) 668.4 700.6 in 1991* 303.7
Chatswood Bowling Club 621.0 911.5 in 1955* 349.5
Whitton (Conapaira St) 184.8 280.8 in 1983* 88.2
Audley (Royal National Park) 606.0 696.0 in 1991* 297.7
Collaroy (Long Reef Golf Club) 563.4 658.9 in 1972* 324.4
Darkes Forest (Kintyre) 613.0 1283.0 in 1991* 398.2
Mona Vale Golf Club 511.2 543.4 in 1991* 307.4
Box Hill (McCall Gardens) 424.0 554.2 in 1991* 261.9
Centennial Park 654.0 805.4 in 1989* 304.6
Nelligen (Thule Road) 510.2 629.7 in 1961* 293.0
Sydney Botanic Gardens 683.5 749.8 in 1991* 302.4
Green Cape AWS 338.4 526.0 in 1998* 167.7



Record lowest summer daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Merimbula Airport AWS 16.0 on 10 Dec 2021 17.0 on 14 Dec 2008 25 24.3



Lowest summer mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
summer
Bombala (Therry Street) 23.6 22.4 in 2001 24.9
Bombala AWS 22.2 22.0 in 2001 24.4



Record highest summer daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
summer
Port Macquarie Airport AWS (Comparison) 24.2 on 2 Feb 2022 = 24.2 on 24 Jan 2020 27 18.0



Summary statistics for summer 2021-22
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
summer
2021-22
Diff
from
average
Highest for
summer
2021-22
Mean for
summer
2021-22
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
summer
2021-22
Total for
summer
2021-22
Average
for
summer
Rank of
summer
2021-22
Fraction of
summer
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 34.6 -0.5 44.3 11 Jan 2022 21.1 +0.3 13.3 11 Dec 2021 70.4 76.4 average 92%
Smithville AWS 35.5   45.1 16 Jan 2022 21.7   14.8 9 Dec 2021 61.0
Tibooburra Airport 36.1 -0.3 45.0 11 Jan 2022 22.6 -0.2 15.2 10 Dec 2021 141.0 61.0 high 231%
Wanaaring (Borrona Downs AWS) 35.9   45.0 11 Jan 2022 23.0   14.7 10 Dec 2021 165.0
White Cliffs AWS 35.4 -0.5 44.9 11 Jan 2022 22.2 0.0 13.5 9 Dec 2021 85.2 75.5 average 113%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 35.0 -0.9 44.5 18 Dec 2021 20.4 +0.4 12.1 11 Dec 2021 93.4 71.3 average 131%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 32.4 -0.2 42.6 13 Jan 2022 18.8 +0.3 10.7 9 Dec 2021 92.4 69.5 high 133%
Lake Victoria Storage     41.0 10 Jan 2022 17.2 +1.0 10.0 9 Dec 2021 19.2 58.2 low 33%
Menindee Post Office 33.8 0.0 44.2 18 Dec 2021 19.8 +1.8 12.1 9 Dec 2021 36.3 66.4 average 55%
Mulurulu AWS 33.9   43.6 18 Dec 2021 19.1   10.3 9 Dec 2021 71.0
Pooncarie Mail Agency 34.2 -0.5 43.9 10 Jan 2022 18.9 +0.8 10.5 9 Dec 2021 25.8 66.4 low 39%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 35.0 -1.5 41.5 17 Jan 2022 21.2 -0.6 12.6 10 Dec 2021 116.2 97.9 high 119%
Brewarrina Hospital 33.9 -1.6 40.4 21 Dec 2021 20.1 0.0 10.8 10 Dec 2021 137.9 136.0 average 101%
Cobar MO 34.0 +0.4 41.2 18 Dec 2021 19.8 -0.2 11.3 9 Dec 2021 115.4 120.9 average 95%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 34.1 -1.2 40.0 17 Jan 2022     16.0 5 Feb 2022 167.7 148.3 average 113%
Noona AWS 34.0   42.0 10 Jan 2022 20.7   12.7 9 Dec 2021 39.6
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 34.9   42.6 10 Jan 2022 21.3   13.0 11 Dec 2021 388.2
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 32.7 +0.5 42.0 18 Dec 2021 17.7 +1.7 8.6 9 Dec 2021 67.8 73.4 average 92%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 32.8   41.8 18 Dec 2021 16.7   5.8 9 Dec 2021 228.8
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 34.0 -0.5 44.2 18 Dec 2021 19.4 -0.2 10.9 9 Dec 2021 94.6 59.5 high 159%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 31.9 -1.0 38.9 2 Jan 2022 16.7 -0.9 9.4 9 Dec 2021 195.0 133.2 high 146%
Condobolin Airport AWS 31.9 -1.4 39.1 18 Dec 2021 16.2 -1.8 8.7 9 Dec 2021 178.0 121.7 high 146%
Peak Hill Post Office 31.7 -0.8 37.2 2 Jan 2022 18.4 -0.3 8.9 10 Dec 2021 176.8 160.7 average 110%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 31.2 -1.5 39.5 18 Dec 2021 15.7 -1.5 7.9 9 Dec 2021
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 32.2 -2.0 38.0 17 Jan 2022 18.0 -1.4 8.7 10 Dec 2021 117.6 160.4 average 73%
Girilambone (Okeh) AWS 33.5   39.8 3 Jan 2022 19.5   11.5 10 Dec 2021 88.2
Trangie Research Station AWS 32.7 0.0 38.2 10 Feb 2022 17.9 -0.1 8.9 10 Dec 2021 116.6 145.8 average 80%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 34.1   40.3 3 Jan 2022 19.0   8.1 10 Dec 2021 236.0
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 34.7 -0.1 41.0 16 Jan 2022 20.0 -0.1 10.4 10 Dec 2021 127.2 185.2 average 69%
Walgett Airport AWS 33.1 -2.0 39.1 17 Jan 2022 18.6 -1.3 7.7 10 Dec 2021 218.6 153.8 high 142%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 33.5 0.0 39.9 17 Jan 2022 18.7 -0.9 9.3 10 Dec 2021 232.8 214.3 average 109%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba (Clifton Lane) 29.7 -1.6 35.0 22 Dec 2021 14.4 -1.4 6.7 10 Dec 2021 220.8 242.5 average 91%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 32.3 -1.1 38.2 1 Feb 2022 17.2 -0.5 9.7 10 Dec 2021 164.0 199.0 average 82%
Tamworth Airport AWS 30.7 -1.1 36.7 17 Jan 2022 15.9 -0.9 8.9 10 Dec 2021 218.6 215.8 average 101%
Woolbrook (Woolbrook Road) 25.5 -1.5 31.2 17 Jan 2022 13.1 +0.9 5.8 10 Dec 2021 284.2 275.1 average 103%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 24.3 -2.0 30.6 21 Dec 2021 12.6 +0.2 5.8 8 Feb 2022 335.2 278.8 high 120%
Armidale Airport AWS 23.5 -2.0 30.0 21 Dec 2021 12.8 -0.1 6.9 10 Dec 2021 372.6 287.8 high 129%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 24.5 -0.6 31.0 17 Jan 2022 12.9 -0.2 6.5 11 Dec 2021 344.3 307.7 high 112%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 24.7 -1.2 30.7 17 Jan 2022 12.5 0.0 5.0 11 Dec 2021 386.4 299.1 high 129%
Guyra Hospital 21.9 -1.6 28.0 17 Jan 2022 11.3 -0.4 6.1 8 Feb 2022 390.2 332.8 high 117%
Inverell (Raglan St) 29.0 -1.1 34.1 21 Dec 2021 14.6 -0.2 8.4 10 Dec 2021 259.8 289.1 average 90%
Inverell Research Centre 28.6 -0.4 33.5 21 Dec 2021 15.8 -0.2 10.3 11 Dec 2021 223.8 293.5 low 76%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 24.7 -1.9 31.7 21 Dec 2021 13.6 -0.4 5.5 11 Dec 2021 425.6 312.0 high 136%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 27.1 -0.9 32.1 1 Feb 2022 19.7 +0.4 15.3 9 Feb 2022 1231.0 540.0 highest 228%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 26.7 -0.7 32.1 19 Jan 2022 20.3 -0.5 16.1 12 Dec 2021 783.8 494.2 v high 159%
Casino Airport AWS 29.0 -1.2 36.2 21 Dec 2021 18.6 0.0 13.6 11 Dec 2021 994.4 425.4 highest 234%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 27.8 -0.5 34.8 21 Dec 2021 19.6 +0.1 16.5 29 Dec 2021
Grafton Airport AWS 28.4 -1.4 35.4 21 Dec 2021 18.4 -0.1 13.6 14 Dec 2021 758.0 421.5 high 180%
Grafton Research Stn 28.2 -1.9 35.3 21 Dec 2021     14.7 15 Dec 2021 627.2 371.3 v high 169%
Lismore Airport AWS 28.5 -1.3 35.5 1 Feb 2022 18.4 +0.1 12.6 11 Dec 2021
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 28.0 -1.2 32.8 2 Feb 2022 19.4 0.0 13.4 11 Dec 2021 1046.3 613.5 v high 171%
Yamba Pilot Station 26.8 +0.3 31.4 10 Dec 2021 20.4 +0.5 16.5 15 Dec 2021 1026.2 421.1 highest 244%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 26.7   30.7 1 Feb 2022 19.2   13.7 10 Feb 2022 938.2
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 22.4 -1.8 30.5 21 Dec 2021 14.8 0.0 9.2 29 Jan 2022 1238.1 780.9 high 159%
Kempsey Airport AWS 27.7 -1.3 35.8 21 Dec 2021 17.8 +0.4 12.2 15 Dec 2021 530.4 390.5 high 136%
Manning (district 60)
Port Maquarie (Port Macquarie Airport Aw 26.9   32.5 21 Dec 2021 18.6   12.9 15 Dec 2021 745.8
Taree Airport AWS 27.1 -1.3 34.2 19 Dec 2021 18.0 +0.2 13.4 15 Dec 2021 506.4 340.0 high 149%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 27.1 -1.6 37.8 21 Dec 2021 17.7 +0.6 11.8 15 Dec 2021 1435.2 739.6 v high 194%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 28.1 -1.6 36.1 21 Dec 2021 16.9 +0.5 11.5 30 Dec 2021 325.0 256.3 high 127%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 27.0 -1.2 34.9 18 Dec 2021 17.4 +0.3 11.6 15 Dec 2021 504.8 346.2 high 146%
Gosford AWS 26.1   35.2 19 Dec 2021 18.3   12.2 6 Dec 2021
Maitland Airport AWS 28.8   37.5 21 Dec 2021 17.2   11.1 15 Dec 2021 243.0
Mangrove Mountain AWS 26.5 -0.4 35.7 18 Dec 2021 16.3 -0.1 10.9 10 Dec 2021 186.8 329.3 low 57%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 28.1 -2.4 34.0 17 Feb 2022 14.9 -0.9 7.4 9 Feb 2022 275.6 211.1 high 131%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street)     35.5 21 Dec 2021 15.1   6.7 10 Dec 2021 266.3
Murrurundi Gap AWS 25.4 -2.1 32.4 21 Dec 2021 14.7 -1.1 7.9 10 Dec 2021 233.0 223.7 average 104%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 26.6 -0.2 32.9 19 Dec 2021 19.3 +0.6 14.9 12 Dec 2021 227.3 304.5 average 75%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 25.0 -0.3 33.6 19 Dec 2021 19.9 +1.0 15.6 10 Dec 2021 250.0 274.7 average 91%
Norah Head AWS 26.8 +1.0 34.2 19 Dec 2021 19.7 +0.3 14.5 10 Dec 2021 395.8 275.5 high 144%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 28.4 -1.1 38.0 21 Dec 2021 17.5 +0.2 12.0 30 Dec 2021 309.4 307.3 average 101%
Scone Airport AWS 29.3 -1.6 37.0 21 Dec 2021 16.3 -0.1 9.2 30 Dec 2021 227.4 197.6 average 115%
Singleton Defence AWS 28.9   36.7 21 Dec 2021 17.6   12.2 10 Dec 2021 273.2
Williamtown RAAF 27.6 -0.2 36.8 19 Dec 2021 18.5 +0.9 13.3 9 Feb 2022 271.4 296.6 average 92%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Mudgee Airport AWS 28.2 -1.6 33.5 2 Jan 2022 15.4 +0.2 5.2 10 Dec 2021 180.0 209.3 average 86%
Nullo Mountain AWS 21.5 -1.7 27.7 21 Dec 2021 12.2 -0.8 4.0 10 Dec 2021 380.8 290.8 high 131%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 26.3 -1.1 31.0 2 Jan 2022 12.8 -0.1 3.0 12 Dec 2021 254.2 192.1 high 132%
Bathurst Airport AWS 26.5 -1.3 31.6 2 Jan 2022 13.4 +0.3 4.4 10 Dec 2021 233.6 193.1 high 121%
Katoomba (Farnells Rd) 21.5 -1.3 30.7 21 Dec 2021 12.7 +0.2 7.0 29 Dec 2021 646.9 460.3 high 141%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 22.6 -2.6 29.3 21 Dec 2021 12.7 0.0 4.5 10 Dec 2021 435.9 242.5 v high 180%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 22.9   29.2 21 Dec 2021 11.8   3.3 10 Dec 2021 385.2
Mount Boyce AWS 21.8 -1.5 29.3 18 Dec 2021 12.6 -0.2 5.6 10 Dec 2021 565.6 348.8 v high 162%
Oberon (Albion St)     30.2 18 Dec 2021 12.0 +1.5 6.2 10 Dec 2021 204.8 216.2 average 95%
Orange Airport AWS 24.1 -2.0 28.9 10 Feb 2022 11.5 -0.6 4.6 10 Dec 2021 274.4 233.2 average 118%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 28.8 -2.2 34.5 21 Dec 2021 14.8 +0.4 5.5 10 Dec 2021 253.3 242.1 average 105%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 27.6 -2.5 33.5 21 Dec 2021 16.0 -1.2 9.5 10 Dec 2021 288.8 249.2 average 116%
Dunedoo Post Office 29.6 -1.8 35.0 21 Dec 2021 16.3 -0.3 6.8 10 Dec 2021 248.4 197.7 high 126%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 29.7 -2.5 35.7 2 Jan 2022 14.8 -1.2 7.9 10 Dec 2021 219.8 160.8 high 137%
Dubbo Airport AWS 30.5 -1.9 36.4 6 Jan 2022 16.7 -0.7 7.7 10 Dec 2021 244.4 161.8 high 151%
Forbes Airport AWS 31.3 -1.7 37.3 6 Jan 2022 16.3 -0.8 8.1 10 Dec 2021 205.8 140.6 high 146%
Parkes Airport AWS 30.5 -1.8 36.7 18 Dec 2021 15.4 -1.2 4.8 10 Dec 2021 166.2 179.0 average 93%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 30.8 -1.4 35.5 10 Feb 2022 16.1 -0.3 5.7 10 Dec 2021 249.2 167.8 high 149%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 27.4 -0.6 38.2 18 Dec 2021 18.3 +0.6 13.0 14 Dec 2021 509.8 272.8 v high 187%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 26.4 -0.9 36.1 1 Feb 2022 18.1 +0.2 12.8 30 Dec 2021 505.2 264.2 v high 191%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 27.0   38.0 18 Dec 2021 17.6   11.3 14 Dec 2021 419.0 264.2 high 159%
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 27.1 -0.9 37.2 18 Dec 2021     13.0 29 Dec 2021 467.6 306.9 high 152%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 26.9   34.6 19 Dec 2021 19.2   13.9 10 Dec 2021 655.0
Sydney Airport AMO 26.6 +0.2 35.9 1 Feb 2022 19.3 +0.7 14.3 10 Dec 2021 559.6 283.8 v high 197%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 24.3 -0.1 34.4 19 Dec 2021 20.0 +0.1 14.4 11 Dec 2021
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 27.0 -1.3 37.8 18 Dec 2021 18.5 -0.1 12.8 10 Dec 2021 467.6
Terrey Hills AWS 24.8 -1.3 34.0 19 Dec 2021 17.7 -0.1 12.2 10 Dec 2021 644.6 334.1 v high 193%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 27.7 -1.5 37.5 18 Dec 2021 16.7 0.0 11.2 14 Dec 2021 461.0 246.4 high 187%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 27.1 -2.0 37.4 18 Dec 2021 17.3 0.0 11.9 14 Dec 2021 448.6 265.0 high 169%
Penrith Lakes AWS 28.3 -1.9 38.2 18 Dec 2021 17.9 -0.2 12.2 10 Dec 2021
Richmond RAAF 27.8 -1.8 36.1 18 Dec 2021 17.2 -0.1 10.1 12 Dec 2021 324.8 278.2 high 117%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Shellharbour Airport) 25.4 -0.9 32.2 19 Dec 2021 17.3 +0.8 10.6 14 Dec 2021 517.4 294.2 highest 176%
Bellambi AWS 24.2 -0.4 32.1 19 Dec 2021 18.6 0.0 13.3 13 Dec 2021 598.6 312.8 v high 191%
Camden Airport AWS 27.5 -1.5 37.0 18 Dec 2021 16.8 +0.4 10.8 14 Dec 2021 426.2 246.8 high 173%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 27.5 -1.6 37.1 18 Dec 2021 16.4 -0.1 10.2 12 Dec 2021 370.0 246.1 high 150%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 22.0   30.1 18 Dec 2021 13.3   6.7 4 Feb 2022 406.6
Holsworthy Defence AWS 26.4   38.9 18 Dec 2021 16.7   10.9 14 Dec 2021 451.4
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 23.8 -0.6 31.2 1 Feb 2022 18.1 +0.1 12.7 11 Dec 2021 536.4 312.1 highest 172%
Jervis Bay NSW (Jervis Bay Airfield AWS) 24.1   31.5 19 Dec 2021 17.5   11.3 14 Dec 2021 503.6
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 23.8 -0.7 31.7 19 Dec 2021 18.3 -0.1 13.4 14 Dec 2021 712.0 324.0 v high 220%
Moss Vale AWS 23.0 -2.0 32.3 18 Dec 2021 13.5 0.0 5.3 29 Dec 2021 349.2 233.9 v high 149%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 25.6 -1.2 37.3 18 Dec 2021 16.4 +0.3 10.3 14 Dec 2021 503.2 301.5 v high 167%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 25.3 -1.0 35.0 1 Feb 2022 15.1 +0.6 7.1 29 Dec 2021 418.8 208.2 v high 201%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 23.5 -2.2 32.4 2 Jan 2022 12.1 +0.3 2.2 29 Dec 2021 276.0 194.4 v high 142%
Green Cape AWS 22.5 -0.7 27.1 26 Jan 2022 16.8 -0.1 12.6 11 Dec 2021 338.4 167.7 v high 202%
Merimbula Airport AWS 23.9 -0.4 30.1 1 Feb 2022 15.5 +0.6 8.6 29 Dec 2021 439.6 217.0 highest 203%
Montague Island Lighthouse 22.3 -0.5 28.6 19 Dec 2021 17.7 +0.5 12.5 11 Dec 2021 146.4 215.4 average 68%
Moruya Airport AWS 23.9 -0.8 36.4 18 Dec 2021 16.5 +1.1 9.4 14 Dec 2021 417.8 251.6 high 166%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 23.0 -0.6 35.2 18 Dec 2021 17.1 +1.4 11.6 14 Dec 2021 430.6 266.0 high 162%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 22.9 -0.3 31.5 19 Dec 2021 17.1 +0.7 11.2 29 Dec 2021 376.3 256.9 high 146%
Nerriga AWS 23.8   32.7 2 Jan 2022 13.1   4.1 29 Dec 2021 357.6
Ulladulla AWS 23.3 -0.6 34.8 18 Dec 2021 17.6 +0.5 12.3 29 Dec 2021 457.6 279.2 high 164%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 23.6 -1.3 32.5 2 Jan 2022 11.3 +1.3 3.0 6 Dec 2021 385.4 187.9 v high 205%
Bombala AWS 22.2 -2.2 31.3 28 Jan 2022 10.4 +0.2 2.5 28 Dec 2021 369.6 169.5 highest 218%
Canberra Airport 26.1 -2.7 32.7 15 Feb 2022 12.8 -0.5 4.8 29 Dec 2021 240.8 192.5 high 125%
Cooma Airport AWS 23.0 -2.3 30.4 2 Jan 2022 9.7 -0.3 2.8 21 Dec 2021
Cooma Visitors Centre 24.3 -2.0 31.8 2 Jan 2022 10.9 +0.7 2.4 29 Dec 2021 325.9 176.7 v high 184%
Goulburn Airport AWS 25.1 -1.8 32.2 2 Jan 2022 12.1 0.0 2.9 29 Dec 2021 340.4 167.7 highest 203%
Goulburn TAFE 24.4 -2.4 31.8 2 Jan 2022 13.3 +0.1 5.5 29 Dec 2021 342.0 189.6 v high 180%
Mount Ginini AWS 17.6 -1.7 24.0 2 Jan 2022 8.4 -0.4 1.1 6 Dec 2021 448.8 291.5 high 154%
Taralga Post Office 23.6 -1.7 32.0 2 Jan 2022 12.0 +0.6 3.5 29 Dec 2021 358.3 210.9 high 170%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 26.1 -2.2 33.5 2 Jan 2022 13.5 -0.2 6.6 21 Dec 2021 372.6 204.9 v high 182%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 17.6 -0.7 23.3 15 Feb 2022 6.1 -0.2 -3.7 6 Dec 2021 565.8 418.1 high 135%
Thredbo AWS 15.4 -0.2 21.0 15 Feb 2022 6.2 -0.1 -0.8 4 Feb 2022 595.0 323.2 highest 184%
Thredbo Village 20.3 -0.4 26.5 2 Jan 2022 7.2 +0.5 0.8 21 Jan 2022 609.6 325.7 highest 187%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 29.6 -1.5 38.5 18 Dec 2021 16.0 +0.3 9.5 11 Dec 2021 359.4 136.6 v high 263%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 19.2 -1.1 24.9 2 Jan 2022 10.5 -0.2 3.0 6 Dec 2021 393.6 245.8 high 160%
Hume Reservoir 29.5 -0.6 36.8 18 Dec 2021 16.6 +0.6 9.7 11 Dec 2021 367.0 141.3 v high 260%
Khancoban AWS 28.8 -1.4 34.5 2 Jan 2022 13.0 +0.2 6.0 11 Dec 2021 326.6 197.2 v high 166%
Tumbarumba Post Office 27.8 -0.2 33.5 3 Jan 2022 12.2 +0.8 5.5 11 Dec 2021 312.0 189.4 v high 165%
Wagga Wagga AMO 30.5 -0.3 38.7 18 Dec 2021 15.8 +0.2 8.7 9 Dec 2021 137.4 127.6 average 108%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Cootamundra Airport 29.0 -1.7 35.4 18 Dec 2021 14.5 -0.4 7.4 11 Dec 2021 215.1 153.8 high 140%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 29.2 -1.7 35.4 2 Jan 2022 14.5 -1.2 7.0 10 Dec 2021 250.6 155.7 high 161%
Temora Airport 30.6 -1.7 39.1 18 Dec 2021 15.1 -1.0 7.4 9 Dec 2021 218.6 136.4 high 160%
Young Airport 28.7 -1.9 34.9 2 Jan 2022 13.7 -0.2 7.0 11 Dec 2021 199.2 154.7 average 129%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Deniliquin Airport AWS 32.2 +0.2 42.9 18 Dec 2021 16.2 +0.5 8.4 5 Dec 2021 88.8 81.3 average 109%
Kapooka (Defence) 30.9   39.3 18 Dec 2021 15.4   6.5 4 Feb 2022 241.2
Narrandera Airport AWS 31.6 -0.7 40.0 18 Dec 2021 16.6 -0.1 9.1 9 Dec 2021 259.6 110.6 v high 235%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 31.5 -1.0 39.5 3 Jan 2022 17.3 -0.5 9.0 9 Dec 2021
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 31.7 -0.6 41.5 18 Dec 2021 17.1 +0.3 8.3 9 Dec 2021 214.8 93.8 v high 229%
Hay Airport AWS 33.1 -0.4 43.9 18 Dec 2021 17.4 +0.3 9.2 9 Dec 2021 108.4 95.0 average 114%
Hillston Airport 32.4 -0.3 40.5 18 Dec 2021 18.1 +0.3 8.5 9 Dec 2021 119.9 89.3 high 134%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 31.6 -1.8 40.3 18 Dec 2021 17.7 -0.3 9.6 9 Dec 2021 245.8 113.3 v high 217%
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 3 pm on Tuesday 1 March 2022. 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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