New South Wales in spring 2016: A cool spring for NSW

New South Wales experienced a cool, wet spring during 2016, with record-breaking rain across much of inland NSW during September. Both daytime and overnight temperatures were below average for the state, particularly in inland areas, with statewide average spring temperatures the coolest in over 20 years.

A very wet start and a dry finish

  • Rainfall was well above average across most of inland New South Wales during spring, with some stations recording their wettest spring on record
  • September was the wettest on record for New South Wales, with large parts of inland NSW recording their wettest September on record and some stations recording their wettest spring day on record
  • The record September rain following a very wet winter caused major flooding in inland rivers, which progressed across the state during subsequent months
  • Rainfall was average to below average for the rest of the season, with below average spring rainfall across most of the east coast

Coolest spring since 1993

  • The statewide average temperature during spring was 0.24 °C below average, the coolest spring since 1993
  • Temperatures were below average in inland NSW, but warmer than average along the coast
  • Nights were cool during October and November, particularly in inland regions, but warmer than average during September, with the statewide average minimum 0.05 °C below average
  • Days were warm on the coast but cool in inland areas, particularly during September, with the statewide average maximum 0.43 °C below average
  • Several stations recorded their coldest spring average or minimum temperatures in at least 20 years

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Extremes in spring 2016
Hottest day 41.3 °C at Pooncarie Mail Agency on 21 Nov
Warmest days on average 28.7 °C at Casino Airport AWS
Coolest days on average 6.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -2.0 °C at Thredbo AWS on 11 Oct
Coldest night -9.3 °C at Thredbo AWS on 13 Oct
Coolest nights on average -0.4 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 17.1 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 27.1 °C at Bourke Airport AWS on 12 Nov
Warmest on average overall 20.8 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Coolest on average overall 3.0 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 904.0 mm at Thredbo Village
Driest overall 65.0 mm at Milperra Bridge (Georges River)
Wettest day 85.0 mm at Coonabarabran (Purlewaugh Rd) on 2 Sep
Strongest wind gust 128 km/h at Narrabri Airport AWS on 12 Nov

Maps

Observed Anomaly Decile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
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 spring daily rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Warroo (Geeron) 64.4 on 10 Sep 63.5 on 19 Nov 1943 127
Old Junee (Millbank) 58.6 on 10 Sep 53.8 on 28 Nov 1911 120
Wollar (Barrigan St) 74.0 on 3 Sep 72.6 on 3 Sep 1947 114
Junee Treatment Works 61.0 on 10 Sep 55.1 on 8 Nov 1924 94
Menindee Dwr Depot 64.5 on 21 Sep 54.2 on 17 Nov 1974 57
Junee (Breffni) 60.0 on 10 Sep 42.0 on 25 Nov 2011 49
Wantabadgery (Gundagai St) 53.8 on 10 Sep 41.8 on 31 Oct 2005 22
Marrar (Waerawi) 60.0 on 10 Sep 43.0 on 8 Nov 2012 20

Record highest spring total rainfall

New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Pooncarie (Karpa Kora Station) 193.6 173.6 in 2010 129 59.9
Old Junee (Millbank) 290.6 267.7 in 1917 120 134.7
Finley Post Office 285.7 240.4 in 1952 118 113.7
Stockinbingal General Store 323.0 312.6 in 1978 101 151.6
Gooloogong Post Office 349.5 314.4 in 1966 98 153.3
Bowning (Wanganui) 366.2 365.0 in 2010 83 174.1
Bigga (Bigga St) 376.1 326.6 in 1906 25 181.8
Mudgee Airport AWS 331.6 331.2 in 2005 23 184.4
Nullo Mountain AWS 413.2 377.8 in 2010 23 243.7
Cootamundra Airport 346.4 277.6 in 2010 21 156.1

Highest spring total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
spring
Coolamon Post Office 272.8 329.6 in 1917* 131.6
Grong Grong (Junee St) 240.7 289.9 in 1916* 118.7
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 334.1 337.0 in 1949* 154.7
Crookwell Post Office 351.2 406.2 in 1966* 217.3
Dandaloo (Kelvin) 264.0 269.5 in 1969* 112.7
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 215.6 217.6 in 1976 119.4
Menindee Post Office 171.4 171.6 in 1976 62.5
Ganmain (Rosedale) 271.4 283.6 in 1974* 134.0
Paringi(Kerribee) 178.8 217.7 in 1975* 80.7
Thredbo Village 904.0 907.7 in 1973* 557.7
Blackville (Krui Vale) 374.3 501.6 in 1973* 197.7
Peak Hill Post Office 296.5 305.8 in 1993 134.6
Henty Post Office 281.6 289.5 in 1993* 151.4
Urana Post Office 201.1 227.6 in 1992* 112.0

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


Lowest spring total rainfall for at least 20 years

Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Belrose (Evelyn Place) 128.2 87.8 in 1991* 249.4

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


Record lowest spring mean daily maximum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Cootamundra Airport 20.3 = 20.3 in 1998 20 22.4

Lowest spring mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 22.9 22.3 in 1992 24.8
Hillston Airport 23.3 22.2 in 1992* 24.7
Wagga Wagga AMO 20.9 20.4 in 1993 21.7

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


Record lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Tamworth Airport AWS 8.1 8.4 in 2012 24 9.6
Cobar Airport AWS 9.8 10.0 in 1994 23 11.7
Walgett Airport AWS 10.0 10.5 in 2012 23 12.1

Lowest spring mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Nyngan Airport 10.6 10.2 in 1976* 11.4
Cobar MO 11.3 11.1 in 1992 12.6
Gunnedah Resource Centre 11.0 10.8 in 1992 12.0
Menindee Post Office 11.0 10.7 in 1992 11.4
Scone Airport AWS 8.9 8.1 in 1992 9.8
Broken Hill Airport AWS 9.9 9.3 in 1993 11.6
Mungindi Post Office 12.3 12.2 in 1992* 13.2

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


Record lowest spring mean temperature

New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
spring
Cobar Airport AWS 17.3 17.5 in 2010 23 19.3
Walgett Airport AWS 18.4 18.7 in 2010 23 20.4

Lowest spring mean temperature for at least 20 years

Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
spring
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 16.1 15.2 in 1992 17.2
Menindee Post Office 18.2 17.1 in 1992 18.9
Barraba Post Office 15.6 15.3 in 1992* 16.5
Hillston Airport 16.5 16.0 in 1992* 17.6
Lake Cargelligo Airport 16.6 15.9 in 1992* 18.1
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 14.3 14.1 in 1992* 15.7
Inverell Research Centre 15.9 15.1 in 1992* 16.6
Oberon (Springbank) 10.4 9.6 in 1976* 10.8
Forbes Airport AWS 15.6 15.3 in 1996 16.9
Griffith Airport AWS 15.6 13.1 in 1992* 16.7

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


Summary statistics for spring 2016

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
spring
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
spring
2016
Mean for
spring
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
spring
2016
Total for
spring
2016
Average
for
spring
Rank of
spring
2016
Fraction of
spring
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 25.5 -2.7 40.5 21 Nov 11.3 -2.1 3.6 19 Sep 127.0 60.0 high 212%
Tibooburra Airport 26.9 -2.3 39.9 30 Nov 13.9 -1.4 6.3 19 Sep 116.6 57.9 high 201%
White Cliffs AWS 26.3 -2.5 40.0 21 Nov 13.0 -1.6 4.8 19 Sep 112.0 59.4 high 189%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 25.9 -2.5 40.7 21 Nov 10.5 -1.6 2.9 23 Sep 145.8 64.8 high 225%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 23.8 -1.6 38.7 21 Nov 9.9 -1.7 2.8 19 Sep 130.6 67.3 high 194%
Lake Victoria Storage 23.2 -0.8 38.3 21 Nov 10.0 -0.7 4.1 23 Sep 153.6 74.9 v high 205%
Menindee Post Office 25.5 -1.0 40.9 21 Nov 11.0 -0.4 3.3 19 Sep 171.4 62.5 v high 274%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 25.1 -2.3 41.3 21 Nov 10.3 -0.8 3.2 23 Sep 155.6 68.7 v high 226%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 27.5 -2.2 40.2 30 Nov 12.3 -1.3 2.9 23 Sep 118.4 77.6 high 153%
Brewarrina Hospital 27.8 -1.0 39.3 30 Nov 12.2 -0.5 2.4 17 Sep 106.0 89.0 average 119%
Cobar Airport AWS 24.9 -1.9 38.1 21 Nov 9.8 -1.9 1.8 23 Sep 169.6 96.0 high 177%
Cobar MO 24.7 -1.3 38.2 20 Nov 11.3 -1.3 3.9 23 Sep 147.0 94.8 high 155%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 27.4 -1.3 38.7 30 Nov     4.8 4 Oct 185.1 112.4 high 165%
Wanaaring Post Office 27.7 -1.6 40.0 30 Nov 12.2 -0.9 4.7 24 Oct 113.4 60.7 high 187%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 24.6 -2.5 39.9 21 Nov 10.4 -1.9 3.7 23 Oct 224.8 57.8 v high 389%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 22.9 -1.9 36.3 30 Nov 9.2 -0.3 2.0 28 Sep 215.6 119.4 v high 181%
Condobolin Airport AWS 23.4 -1.9 37.1 30 Nov 8.8 -0.9 1.2 1 Nov 216.2 121.1 v high 179%
Peak Hill Post Office 23.4 -1.2 35.4 21 Nov 10.9 -0.5 3.6 12 Oct 296.5 134.6 v high 220%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 22.4 -2.2 36.3 21 Nov 8.5 -0.7 2.0 1 Nov 254.4 130.3 high 195%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 25.5 -2.0 38.0 30 Nov 9.6 -1.8 2.6 12 Oct 130.4 130.9 average 100%
Nyngan Airport 25.3 -1.2 38.0 30 Nov 10.6 -0.8 4.8 5 Sep 139.2 98.5 high 141%
Trangie Research Station AWS 23.9 -1.2 37.0 30 Nov 9.7 -0.4 2.8 12 Oct 209.4 122.7 high 171%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 27.6 -1.2 38.9 30 Nov 12.3 -0.9 4.8 12 Oct 205.2 111.7 v high 184%
Walgett Airport AWS 26.8 -2.0 39.4 30 Nov 10.0 -2.1 1.8 6 Oct 166.8 111.2 high 150%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 25.9 -1.9 38.0 8 Nov 11.7 -1.0 3.9 5 Sep 218.0 149.4 average 146%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 24.2 -0.8 34.6 22 Nov 6.9 -1.2 -1.0 5 Sep 277.9 179.1 high 155%
Narrabri Airport AWS 25.4 -2.5 36.7 8 Nov 10.7 -1.5 2.7 5 Sep 201.6 143.6 average 140%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 25.0 -2.2 35.6 20 Nov 8.1 -1.9 0.3 12 Oct 189.0 144.8 average 131%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 24.4 -0.7 34.9 30 Nov 11.0 -1.0 4.1 12 Oct 202.2 165.3 high 122%
Quirindi Post Office 24.3 -0.9 35.0 22 Nov 8.6 0.0 2.0 5 Sep 273.6 171.6 high 159%
Tamworth Airport AWS 24.0 -1.2 34.5 20 Nov 8.1 -1.5 1.1 5 Sep 220.2 184.3 high 119%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 19.8 -1.0 29.0 19 Nov 5.5 +0.4 -2.2 5 Sep 295.4 214.4 high 138%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 20.4 -0.7 29.2 19 Nov 5.8 -0.2 -3.4 5 Sep 179.6 212.8 average 84%
Armidale Airport AWS 19.1 -1.2 27.7 19 Nov 7.1 -0.3 -0.4 5 Sep 197.8 225.3 average 88%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 19.2 -0.8 28.0 19 Nov 6.8 -0.3 -0.5 5 Sep 258.9 220.9 average 117%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 19.4 -1.6 27.6 8 Nov 5.2 -0.6 -2.7 5 Sep 346.8 269.5 high 129%
Guyra Hospital 17.4 -0.9 26.9 19 Nov 6.2 -0.2 -1.0 23 Oct 252.8 239.6 average 106%
Inverell (Raglan St) 23.1 -1.5 32.4 19 Nov 8.2 +0.4 -0.6 5 Sep 259.5 226.2 average 115%
Inverell Research Centre 22.3 -0.7 31.1 19 Nov 9.4 -0.7 1.4 5 Sep 287.4 210.6 high 136%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 21.5 -0.7 29.4 8 Nov 6.7 -1.1 -1.1 18 Oct 180.4 211.9 average 85%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 24.1 +0.5 31.8 24 Nov 12.5 +0.1 6.7 20 Sep 163.4 244.0 low 67%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 25.5 +0.6 35.0 5 Nov 13.9 -0.1 6.8 7 Oct 99.2 282.1 v low 35%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 24.5 +0.9 30.6 30 Nov 17.1 +0.2 12.4 14 Oct 140.4 238.6 low 59%
Casino Airport AWS 28.7 +1.4 37.0 13 Nov 12.1 -1.2 5.7 7 Oct 88.0 205.7 v low 43%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 26.6 +1.2 38.1 13 Nov 14.8 -0.3 9.2 24 Oct 100.4 262.7 v low 38%
Grafton Airport AWS 27.0 +0.4 37.1 8 Nov 12.1 -0.8 4.7 6 Oct 86.8 230.6 v low 38%
Grafton Research Stn 27.3 +0.3 37.6 8 Nov 13.6 +0.3 6.8 1 Oct 96.2 180.3 low 53%
Lismore Airport AWS 27.6 +0.4 36.2 13 Nov 11.9 -0.7 5.4 5 Sep 81.4 220.8 v low 37%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 26.7 +0.3 35.4 5 Nov 13.6 -0.5 4.1 1 Oct 148.8 258.5 low 58%
Yamba Pilot Station 25.3 +1.9 35.9 5 Nov 15.8 +0.5 10.6 24 Oct 90.4 230.7 v low 39%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 24.7   37.4 13 Nov 13.4   5.3 6 Oct 168.3


Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 21.6 +0.7 31.5 8 Nov 9.5 -0.4 2.0 5 Sep 108.9 362.4 v low 30%
Kempsey Airport AWS 26.1 +0.4 36.1 13 Nov 10.5 -0.7 3.1 6 Oct 138.0 229.2 low 60%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 24.8 +1.6 33.5 13 Nov 16.2 +1.1 10.5 24 Oct 172.6 263.2 low 66%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 23.6 +0.9 33.5 13 Nov 13.9 -0.1 6.5 4 Sep 178.0 229.4 average 78%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 24.8 +0.9 35.5 13 Nov 11.4 -0.8 3.3 6 Oct 163.8 289.8 low 57%
Taree Airport AWS 25.3 +0.7 35.3 8 Nov 11.8 -0.3 4.8 6 Oct 146.4 228.6 low 64%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 26.3 +1.0 35.6 8 Nov 11.6 +0.2 5.8 6 Sep 345.6 352.5 average 98%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 25.3 +0.4 36.5 8 Nov 10.3 +0.4 1.6 5 Sep 161.6 169.0 average 96%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 24.7   35.4 8 Nov 10.8   3.4 12 Oct 149.0


Gosford AWS 23.7   34.2 12 Nov 12.7   6.3 12 Oct 152.6


Maitland Airport AWS 25.3   36.6 8 Nov 11.4   4.2 5 Sep 162.4


Mangrove Mountain AWS 23.5 +1.0 34.1 22 Nov 11.3 -0.2 3.8 5 Sep



Merriwa (Roscommon) 23.3   35.6 8 Nov 7.7   -0.2 15 Oct 202.2 150.0 high 135%
Murrurundi (Haydon Street) 23.0 -1.0 32.2 22 Nov     1.0 24 Oct 441.0 208.5 v high 212%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 19.4 -2.1 29.2 22 Nov 10.1 -0.8 3.0 23 Oct 308.6 186.9 v high 165%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 23.2 +0.1 31.0 12 Nov 15.4 +1.5 10.2 28 Sep 170.2 248.2 low 69%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 22.5 +0.5 32.1 12 Nov 14.9 +1.0 9.2 5 Sep 187.8 216.3 average 87%
Newcastle University 24.7 +0.2 34.0 23 Nov 13.2 -0.1 6.6 5 Sep 160.6 239.6 average 67%
Norah Head AWS 23.2 +0.8 33.3 12 Nov 14.9 +0.1 9.3 12 Oct 164.6 212.2 average 78%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 25.6 +0.7 38.2 8 Nov 12.1 +0.6 4.3 5 Sep 150.1 200.9 low 75%
Scone Airport AWS 24.5 -0.6 35.1 22 Nov 8.9 -0.9 0.9 5 Sep 181.6 160.6 average 113%
Singleton STP 25.8 -0.4 37.2 8 Nov 10.9 +0.7 2.0 5 Sep 181.0 176.1 average 103%
Williamtown RAAF 24.5 +0.9 36.0 8 Nov 12.5 +0.7 5.5 15 Oct 159.2 216.3 average 74%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 22.2 -1.3 33.1 19 Nov 8.8 -0.5 2.0 20 Sep 337.2 162.7 v high 207%
Mudgee Airport AWS 21.7 -1.3 32.5 8 Nov 7.4 -0.3 0.5 5 Sep 331.6 184.4 highest 180%
Nullo Mountain AWS 16.4 -0.8 25.9 8 Nov 7.2 -0.6 0.0 1 Oct 413.2 243.7 highest 170%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 19.3 -0.6 30.2 30 Nov 5.9 -0.3 -1.0 1 Nov 230.0 167.0 high 138%
Bathurst Airport AWS 19.2 -1.2 31.1 30 Nov 6.2 -0.2 -0.2 1 Nov 194.0 163.7 average 119%
Katoomba (Murri St) 18.5 +1.0 30.0 22 Nov 8.1 +0.4 2.0 12 Oct 156.6 271.5 low 58%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 18.2 -1.5 28.2 8 Nov 6.1 -0.5 -2.1 14 Oct 197.6 182.9 average 108%
Mount Boyce AWS 17.7 +0.1 28.3 22 Nov 7.2 -0.4 0.7 12 Oct 153.4 219.4 low 70%
Oberon (Springbank) 15.8 -1.2 26.6 20 Nov 5.0 +0.4 -1.3 4 Sep 347.4 217.5 v high 160%
Orange Airport AWS 16.6 -1.7 26.6 19 Nov 5.6 -0.1 -1.2 1 Nov 417.4 242.2 high 172%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 23.6 0.0 35.1 22 Nov 11.9 +0.2 5.5 20 Sep 104.2 225.0 low 46%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 22.5 -1.7 33.0 30 Nov 7.6 +0.5 1.0 5 Sep 343.5 174.1 v high 197%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 21.1 -2.5 32.1 30 Nov 10.4 -1.2 3.2 23 Oct 348.4 161.6 v high 216%
Dunedoo Post Office 23.5 -0.8 34.3 19 Nov 8.6 -0.5 1.3 5 Sep 290.7 149.4 v high 195%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 21.7 -2.5 33.6 19 Nov 7.6 +0.2 1.5 1 Nov 290.6 152.4 v high 191%
Dubbo Airport AWS 23.3 -1.7 36.5 30 Nov 8.7 -0.9 1.6 5 Sep 248.0 151.4 high 164%
Forbes Airport AWS 22.6 -2.3 36.2 22 Nov 8.6 -0.3 2.5 1 Nov 190.8 126.5 high 151%
Parkes Airport AWS 21.9 -2.3 35.8 30 Nov 7.5 -0.5 1.0 24 Oct 305.4 158.2 v high 193%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 23.0 -1.7 35.0 30 Nov 8.2 -0.6 1.7 12 Oct 323.3 157.4 v high 205%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 24.9 +1.3 36.9 18 Nov 12.1 +0.5 5.7 2 Oct 82.2 180.3 v low 46%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 23.7 +0.3 34.9 18 Nov 12.1 0.0 5.4 4 Sep 107.4 190.9 low 56%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 24.3   37.1 22 Nov 10.7   3.6 20 Sep 93.4


Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 24.5 +0.8 36.5 22 Nov 12.5 +0.7 5.4 20 Sep 104.2 204.7 low 51%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 23.8 +1.9 33.6 10 Oct 14.9 +1.4 9.0 14 Oct 128.6 228.5 low 56%
Sydney Airport AMO 24.0 +1.6 35.1 18 Nov 14.7 +1.6 8.4 14 Oct 129.2 211.5 low 61%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 21.2 +0.2 33.3 12 Nov 15.4 +0.2 10.2 14 Oct



Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 24.6   36.4 18 Nov 12.7   6.1 4 Sep 112.6


Terrey Hills AWS 22.6 +0.1 33.5 12 Nov 12.9 -0.4 6.5 12 Oct 111.6 235.7 v low 47%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 25.1 +0.5 36.8 22 Nov 10.4 -0.1 2.9 27 Sep 78.8 156.9 v low 50%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 24.7 +0.2 36.6 22 Nov 12.0 +0.2 4.6 5 Sep 81.6 161.1 v low 51%
Penrith Lakes AWS 25.7 +0.2 37.4 22 Nov 12.4 +0.2 5.5 5 Sep 79.0 166.1 v low 48%
Prospect Reservoir 24.8 +1.2 36.4 18 Nov 12.3 +0.4 5.3 5 Sep 102.6 178.8 low 57%
Richmond RAAF 25.6 +0.6 36.7 22 Nov 11.3 +0.2 3.4 28 Sep 109.6 173.0 average 63%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 23.3 +0.5 32.8 18 Nov 11.2 +0.3 3.5 15 Oct 104.4 193.1 low 54%
Bellambi AWS 21.7 +0.4 30.5 4 Nov 14.2 +0.1 8.7 24 Oct 83.2 225.0 v low 37%
Camden Airport AWS 25.0 +0.8 37.2 22 Nov 10.2 +0.3 2.8 28 Sep 85.8 176.5 low 49%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 24.7   37.4 18 Nov 10.2   3.3 27 Sep 94.0


High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 18.2   29.8 22 Nov 8.4   2.5 13 Oct 143.0


Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 20.5 -0.4 30.5 18 Nov 13.5 -0.1 9.0 28 Sep 163.2 216.5 low 75%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 21.3   29.9 4 Nov 14.0   8.4 24 Oct 112.8


Moss Vale AWS 18.7 -0.8 30.6 21 Nov 7.9 0.0 -0.9 14 Oct 125.8 150.4 average 84%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 22.6 -0.3 36.8 22 Nov 11.2 +0.4 5.5 24 Oct 138.4 178.7 low 77%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 22.2 +0.4 35.1 18 Nov 8.6 0.0 0.5 14 Oct 142.6 142.3 average 100%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 18.6 -0.6 30.0 22 Nov 5.9 +0.1 -1.6 14 Oct 152.8 178.0 average 86%
Green Cape AWS 18.9 -0.3 28.0 7 Oct 12.0 -0.4 8.4 14 Oct 162.2 147.3 average 110%
Merimbula Airport AWS 20.9 +0.3 33.2 18 Nov 9.2 0.0 2.6 14 Oct 119.4 186.4 low 64%
Montague Island Lighthouse 19.8 +1.0 28.8 7 Oct 13.6 +0.8 9.0 23 Oct 174.8 195.0 average 90%
Moruya Airport AWS 21.7 +0.2 37.7 22 Nov 9.4 -0.2 2.6 24 Oct 143.4 198.7 low 72%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 21.0 +0.9 36.3 22 Nov 11.4 +0.8 4.9 24 Oct 124.8 214.9 low 58%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 20.4 +0.9 30.8 7 Nov 11.2 0.0 6.0 23 Oct 144.6 206.6 average 70%
Nerriga AWS 18.8   29.9 22 Nov 6.8   -1.2 24 Oct



Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 19.0 +0.4 33.0 21 Nov 5.0 +0.4 -2.1 14 Oct 199.6 165.2 high 121%
Bombala AWS 17.4 -0.5 32.9 21 Nov 4.9 -0.1 -3.6 14 Oct 149.4 151.7 average 98%
Canberra Airport 19.7   31.2 22 Nov 6.2   -1.3 1 Nov 249.6


Cooma Airport AWS 17.1 -1.1 29.4 21 Nov 4.0 +0.3 -5.1 14 Oct 154.2 149.8 average 103%
Cooma Visitors Centre 18.9 -0.6 31.2 21 Nov 4.2 +0.2 -4.2 14 Oct 117.9 139.9 average 84%
Goulburn Airport AWS 18.7 -1.1 30.0 22 Nov 6.0 +0.5 -2.1 14 Oct 172.8 148.9 average 116%
Goulburn TAFE 18.9 -0.8 31.0 21 Nov 7.7 +0.6 0.2 14 Oct 181.8 164.0 average 111%
Mount Ginini AWS 10.7 -1.8 22.5 21 Nov 1.9 -1.2 -4.8 31 Oct 407.0 272.2 high 150%
Taralga Post Office 18.4 +0.1 30.0 21 Nov 5.6 +0.2 -2.0 14 Oct 246.3 199.1 high 124%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 19.7 -1.3 31.6 19 Nov 6.7 +0.1 -0.5 28 Sep 244.8 188.7 high 130%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 9.4   21.3 21 Nov 0.7   -6.6 13 Oct 843.4


Thredbo AWS 6.4 -1.2 18.8 20 Nov -0.4 -0.4 -9.3 13 Oct



Thredbo Village 12.8 -0.5 24.0 21 Nov 1.8 +0.1 -5.0 15 Sep 904.0 557.7 v high 162%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 20.7 -1.3 36.2 21 Nov 8.6 +0.1 3.3 23 Oct 253.2 169.5 high 149%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 10.7 -1.7 22.8 20 Nov 3.3 -1.2 -2.9 11 Oct 518.0 339.0 high 153%
Hume Reservoir 20.4 -0.8 35.9 21 Nov 9.4 +0.2 4.6 11 Sep 258.0 182.8 high 141%
Khancoban AWS 19.4 -1.8 31.8 21 Nov 7.2 +0.4 0.6 13 Oct 395.8 246.7 v high 160%
Tumbarumba Post Office 18.6 -0.6 31.5 21 Nov 5.8 +0.5 -0.5 23 Oct 378.4 261.1 high 145%
Wagga Wagga AMO 20.9 -0.8 36.2 21 Nov 8.4 +0.5 2.2 12 Oct 259.8 152.5 v high 170%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 20.1 -0.3 32.7 22 Nov     3.0 1 Nov 421.1 241.2 v high 175%
Cootamundra Airport 20.3 -2.1 33.7 21 Nov 7.1 +0.5 0.8 28 Sep 346.4 156.1 highest 222%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 20.5 -2.1 33.3 30 Nov 8.2 -0.7 2.1 20 Oct 334.1 154.7 v high 216%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 21.4 -1.1 34.1 21 Nov 8.3 -0.2 -0.5 24 Oct 280.0 181.1 v high 155%
Temora Airport 21.3 -3.1 36.6 21 Nov 7.1 -0.4 0.7 28 Sep 251.4 130.7 high 192%
Young Airport 20.4 -1.6 33.1 22 Nov 6.4 +0.5 0.4 26 Sep 340.2 164.3 v high 207%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 21.1 -1.4 37.0 21 Nov 8.1 -0.1 3.0 2 Oct 226.1 142.0 v high 159%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 21.7 -2.2 39.9 21 Nov 8.3 -0.6 1.8 24 Oct 172.6 117.8 high 147%
Narrandera Airport AWS 22.4 -1.7 38.3 21 Nov 8.9 -0.2 2.8 24 Oct 191.0 112.1 high 170%
Tocumwal Airport 21.1 -1.7 38.0 21 Nov 8.7 -0.3 3.1 5 Oct 203.6 117.2 v high 174%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 22.3 -2.5 38.5 21 Nov 9.8 -1.1 2.8 13 Oct 218.8 103.3 v high 212%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 22.7 -1.5 38.7 21 Nov 8.6 -0.6 1.0 24 Oct 217.2 106.2 v high 205%
Hay Airport AWS 23.1   40.9 21 Nov 8.6   1.4 24 Oct 150.6 93.0 high 162%
Hillston Airport 23.3 -1.4 38.6 21 Nov 9.7 -0.7 2.4 24 Oct 234.4 93.0 v high 252%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 23.3 -2.3 37.6 21 Nov 10.1 -0.5 4.3 26 Sep 222.5 104.9 v high 212%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 21.6 +0.6 25.6 13 Nov 16.3 +0.4 8.9 13 Oct 344.2 329.8 average 104%
Norfolk Island Aero 21.1 +0.8 25.0 25 Nov 15.6 +0.7 11.2 23 Oct 247.6 251.6 average 98%

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 12 pm on Thursday 1 December 2016. 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.

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

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