NSW in winter 2014: An 'average' winter for NSW

Across NSW, both maximum (+0.9 °C) and minimum (+0.4 °C) temperatures were above average during winter, while the statewide average rainfall was 8% below normal. Both rainfall and temperatures during the season were close to normal across much of the state; however, conditions varied across the season. Notably, July was dry across NSW and particularly in the northeast, the driest since 2002, while heavy rain in the north and east made August the wettest for NSW since 2003.

Cold fronts produced strong winds and snow over 24 and 29-30 June as well as 16-18 July, while an East Coast Low on 18-19 August and persistent onshore flow over 26-28 August produced heavy rain and localised flooding on the coast. Southern NSW also experienced a notable cold spell over 2-9 August, with some stations recording their coldest winter night on record.

  • Dry July, wet August
  • Above average winter temperatures

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Extremes in winter 2014
Hottest day 29.1 °C at Casino Airport AWS on 1 Aug
Warmest days on average 21.7 °C at Casino Airport AWS
21.7 °C at Grafton Olympic Pool
21.7 °C at Murwillumbah (Bray Park)
Coolest days on average 1.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -5.7 °C at Thredbo AWS on 1 Aug
Coldest night -13.0 °C at Perisher Valley AWS on 3 Aug
Coolest nights on average -3.9 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 12.6 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
12.6 °C at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)
Warmest night 18.0 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) on 3 Jun
Warmest on average overall 16.6 °C at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)
Coolest on average overall -1.3 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 691.4 mm at Careys Peak (Barrington Tops)
Wettest day 181.4 mm at Beaumont (The Cedars) on 18 Aug
Highest wind gust 150 km/h at Thredbo AWS on 31 Jul

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Record highest winter daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in winter 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for winter
Years of
record
Nyngan Airport 63.2 on 1 Jun 59.4 on 1 Aug 1960 134
Nyngan (Mudall) 73.0 on 1 Jun 59.9 on 25 Jun 1923 103
Nyngan (The Plains) 68.0 on 1 Jun 62.0 on 26 Jul 2001 48
Nymagee (Burthong) 53.0 on 1 Jun 49.0 on 1 Jul 1999 45
Bobadah (Pretty View) 50.0 on 1 Jun 39.4 on 2 Jul 1966 39
Dairy Flat 49.4 on 28 Aug 48.8 on 22 Aug 2002 20


Record highest winter mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Montague Island Lighthouse 16.9 16.8 in 2001 41 15.9


Record highest winter daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in winter 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Cooma Visitors Centre 10.5 on 31 Jul 10.1 on 19 Jul 2013 40 -2.0


Record lowest winter temperature
Lowest temperature
in winter 2014 (°C)
Previous coolest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Hay (Miller Street) -3.8 on 3 Aug -3.6 on 7 Jul 2012 58 4.2
Hillston Airport -4.6 on 3 Aug -4.4 on 11 Jul 1958 57 4.6
Corowa Airport -5.0 on 2 Aug = -5.0 on 2 Aug 2012 41 3.4


Record highest winter mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Montague Island Lighthouse 11.6 = 11.6 in 2001 42 10.4
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 8.7 = 8.7 in 2001 28 7.3

Record highest winter mean temperature
Mean daily
temperature
for winter 2014 (°C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Montague Island Lighthouse 14.2 = 14.2 in 2001 41 13.2


Summary statistics for winter 2014
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2014
Mean for
winter
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2014
Total for
winter
2014
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2014
Fraction of
winter
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 17.9   25.0 31 Aug 4.9   -0.7 3 Aug 57.0
Tibooburra Airport 19.2   25.6 31 Aug 7.0   2.1 12 Aug 38.2
Tibooburra Post Office 19.2 +0.3 25.5 31 Aug 6.5 +0.3 0.4 4 Aug 47.2 44.5 average 106%
White Cliffs AWS 18.6   25.3 31 Jul 5.9   1.1 13 Jul 65.4
Wilcannia (Reid St) 19.2 +1.1 25.9 31 Jul 4.3 -0.7 -2.9 3 Aug 71.8 58.1 high 124%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 19.0   25.8 31 Aug 4.3   -4.2 3 Aug 70.0
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill (Patton Street) 16.7 +0.6 24.7 30 Aug 5.9 -0.1 0.1 2 Aug 82.0 59.6 high 138%
Broken Hill Airport AWS 16.4 -0.1 23.9 31 Aug 4.9 -0.5 -1.5 3 Aug 59.0 51.5 average 115%
Lake Victoria Storage 17.2 +1.1 24.9 31 Aug 4.9 -0.8 -2.6 4 Aug 37.2 71.1 low 52%
Menindee Post Office 18.6 +0.7 26.6 30 Aug 5.0 +0.2 -2.0 3 Aug 54.5 57.9 average 94%
Pooncarie Mail Agency 18.4   27.9 31 Aug 4.7   -2.2 3 Aug 25.7 70.7 low 36%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS     25.9 31 Jul 4.4   -2.4 6 Jul 60.4
Brewarrina Hospital 19.7 +0.6 25.9 31 Jul 5.2 0.0 -1.7 11 Jul 95.4 83.3 average 115%
Cobar Airport AWS 17.8 +0.5 24.2 31 Jul 3.6 -0.4 -4.7 3 Aug 69.0 74.2 average 93%
Cobar MO 17.6 +0.8 23.9 31 Jul 6.0 +0.2 -0.8 3 Aug 76.4 83.2 average 92%
Collarenebri (Albert St) 20.3 +0.8 26.2 31 Jul     -2.0 8 Jul 83.2 95.0 average 88%
Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen     26.5 31 Jul 6.0   -2.5 11 Jul 64.1
Wanaaring Post Office 20.4 +0.6 26.7 12 Jun 4.7 -0.3 -1.6 3 Jul 67.8 52.0 average 130%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 17.0 +0.6 26.0 31 Aug     -2.7 5 Aug 36.0 85.5 low 42%
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 18.0   25.7 31 Aug 5.3   -2.5 3 Aug 57.8
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 16.4 +0.5 23.0 31 Jul 3.3 -0.1 -5.4 3 Aug 88.8 101.0 average 88%
Condobolin Airport AWS 16.7   23.5 31 Jul 2.6   -5.3 3 Aug 96.0 99.3 average 97%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 15.1   21.6 31 Jul 3.1   -3.9 3 Aug 107.6
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 18.4   24.1 31 Jul 4.5   -2.0 12 Jul 107.8
Nyngan Airport 18.0 +0.7 23.7 31 Jul 5.0 +0.5 -1.5 13 Jul 186.7 92.1 v high 203%
Trangie Research Station AWS 17.2 +0.9 22.6 31 Jul 4.2 +0.3 -2.9 12 Aug 124.2 102.2 high 122%
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 21.3 +1.5 27.1 31 Jul 5.6 +0.2 -1.2 8 Jul 62.9 91.7 average 69%
Walgett Airport AWS 19.8 +0.3 26.0 31 Jul 4.5 +0.2 -3.8 3 Aug 82.0 80.2 average 102%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 19.7   24.8 31 Jul 5.5   -1.2 11 Jul 54.4 105.0 low 52%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Barraba Post Office 17.8 +0.8 22.0 26 Aug     -6.0 12 Jul 122.4 129.9 average 94%
Narrabri Airport AWS 18.8   23.4 31 Jul 4.8   -3.3 12 Aug 110.4
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 18.1   22.1 31 Jul 2.6   -5.0 12 Jul 140.4
Gunnedah Resource Centre 17.7 +0.7 22.2 31 Jul 6.0 +0.4 -0.4 8 Jul 150.8 118.2 high 128%
Quirindi Post Office 17.4 +0.6 22.0 25 Aug 2.9 +0.6 -4.4 12 Jul 131.7 144.0 average 91%
Tamworth Airport AWS 17.6 +0.4 22.7 25 Jul 3.3 +0.4 -4.1 12 Jul 129.8 131.1 average 99%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 13.7 +0.2 18.5 31 Jul 0.5 +1.2 -8.8 12 Jul 124.8 150.1 average 83%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 13.9   19.9 1 Jun 0.5   -8.2 9 Jul 119.8
Armidale Airport AWS 12.8   18.6 1 Jun 2.3   -4.5 8 Jul 130.2 131.9 average 99%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 13.9 +0.7 18.0 31 Jul 1.7 +0.5 -5.5 8 Jul 109.6 156.6 low 70%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 13.8   18.1 31 Jul -0.5   -11.3 12 Jul 121.0
Guyra Hospital 11.4 +0.2 16.0 31 Jul 1.6 +0.4 -5.8 2 Jul 154.8 160.8 average 96%
Inverell (Raglan St) 17.5   21.4 31 Jul 0.6   -6.2 12 Jul 118.0 124.6 average 95%
Inverell Research Centre 16.7 +0.9 20.9 31 Jul 4.4 +0.1 -3.5 12 Jul 130.6 136.5 average 96%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 15.7 +0.5 21.2 27 Jun 1.0 -0.7 -8.2 12 Jul 112.6 147.9 average 76%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 17.5 +0.5 22.9 31 Jul 8.1 +0.3 2.7 1 Jul 154.6 143.3 average 108%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 20.5 0.0 27.5 1 Aug 9.2 +0.2 0.0 9 Jul 507.2 406.3 high 125%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 19.1   24.3 3 Jun 12.6   7.8 1 Jul 411.0
Casino Airport AWS 21.7   29.1 1 Aug 6.9   -1.3 9 Jul 224.2 144.3 high 155%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 20.4   28.6 1 Aug 10.6   4.1 9 Jul 365.2
Grafton Airport AWS 21.4   27.9 1 Aug 5.7   -2.3 9 Jul 238.2
Grafton Olympic Pool 21.7 +0.6 27.8 1 Aug 7.8 +0.6 0.1 8 Jul 456.8 152.5 v high 300%
Grafton Research Stn 21.2 +0.5 27.4 1 Aug 8.0   -1.9 8 Jul 185.8 164.4 average 113%
Lismore (Richmond Hill) 20.4   27.3 1 Aug 9.7   2.7 9 Jul 353.4
Lismore Airport AWS 21.2   28.1 1 Aug 6.9   -1.6 2 Jul 319.4
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 21.7 +0.2 27.0 1 Aug 9.0 -0.1 1.5 30 Jun 185.9 215.4 average 86%
Yamba Pilot Station 20.5 +0.9 27.4 1 Aug 10.9 +0.6 5.8 9 Jul 312.6 312.3 average 100%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport Comparison 20.2   27.7 1 Aug 8.7   0.7 12 Jul 287.4
Coffs Harbour MO 20.1 +0.8 27.6 1 Aug 9.0 +0.7 1.2 12 Jul 320.7 276.3 high 116%
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 15.8   22.8 31 Jul 5.2   -1.0 2 Jul 343.4
Kempsey (Wide Street) 21.0 +0.7 27.3 25 Jul 6.8 +0.4 0.4 9 Jul 263.7 227.2 average 116%
Kempsey Airport AWS 21.0   27.5 1 Aug 5.0   -3.0 1 Jul
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 20.6 +1.3 25.5 1 Aug 12.6 +0.9 8.9 3 Aug 309.4 298.1 average 104%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 19.2   24.8 1 Aug 9.9   5.5 9 Jul 256.3 278.1 average 92%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 20.0   26.7 1 Aug 7.1   -0.7 18 Jul 230.0
Taree Airport AWS 19.5   25.9 31 Jul 7.4   0.2 28 Jun 153.0
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 19.9 +0.7 26.8 25 Jul 7.0 +0.8 -0.8 9 Jul 449.8 252.7 high 178%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 18.4 +0.2 23.6 31 Jul 5.3 +0.5 -3.7 9 Jul 114.2 124.0 average 92%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 18.8   24.2 31 Jul 6.0   -1.5 9 Jul 231.8
Gosford AWS 18.3   24.7 31 Jul 7.9   0.4 9 Jul 333.8
Maitland Visitors Centre 18.9   24.5 31 Jul 6.7   -0.6 9 Jul 176.7
Mangrove Mountain AWS 16.5   22.5 31 Jul 6.5   1.1 3 Aug 262.4 218.9 high 120%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 16.5   21.9 31 Jul 2.9   -5.3 9 Jul 103.0 108.9 average 95%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 13.0   17.2 31 Jul 5.4   0.0 12 Aug 136.4
Murrurundi Post Office 16.0 +0.1 20.4 25 Jul 2.6 0.0 -4.0 3 Aug 153.6 194.3 average 79%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 18.1 -0.1 24.7 31 Jul 11.4 +1.9 7.0 2 Jul 451.1 399.4 average 113%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 18.3 +0.9 23.7 31 Jul 10.5 +1.4 6.2 9 Jul 323.0 284.1 average 114%
Newcastle University 18.6   24.5 31 Jul 8.6   2.2 9 Jul 231.5
Norah Head AWS 17.8   23.5 31 Jul 10.6   6.7 12 Jul 429.8 311.4 high 138%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 18.5 +0.3 24.9 31 Jul 7.5 +0.8 0.5 9 Jul 151.2 156.2 average 97%
Scone Airport AWS 17.6 +0.2 22.2 31 Jul 4.3 +0.4 -2.9 9 Jul 117.4 121.4 average 97%
Singleton STP 18.6   23.8 31 Jul 5.3   -3.7 9 Jul 116.8
Williamtown RAAF 18.6 +0.8 25.0 31 Jul 7.6 +0.6 -1.4 9 Jul 263.0 269.3 average 98%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 16.0 +0.4 20.7 31 Aug 3.0 -0.2 -3.3 8 Jul 97.1 145.0 low 67%
Mudgee Airport AWS 15.4 +0.2 20.3 31 Jul 2.1 +0.4 -5.7 13 Jul 100.4 124.6 average 81%
Nullo Mountain AWS 9.7 -0.2 14.7 31 Aug 3.0 0.0 -3.2 2 Aug 146.8 196.7 low 75%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 13.5 +1.3 17.7 31 Jul 1.4 +0.3 -5.0 6 Aug 113.6 142.0 average 80%
Bathurst Airport AWS 12.8 0.0 17.6 31 Jul 1.3 0.0 -4.3 3 Aug 100.0 119.2 average 84%
Katoomba (Murri St) 11.5 +1.3 16.7 3 Jul 3.6 +0.4 -3.0 30 Jun 284.2 280.4 average 101%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 11.4   16.3 31 Jul     -6.0 13 Jul 133.9 193.0 average 69%
Mount Boyce AWS 10.4 +0.1 15.5 31 Aug 3.2 +0.1 -2.4 2 Aug 219.8 170.0 high 129%
Oberon (Springbank) 10.1 +0.6 14.6 31 Aug 1.1 +0.8 -5.6 11 Aug 136.8 223.7 low 61%
Orange Agricultural Institute 10.7 +0.4 15.0 24 Aug 2.2 +0.1 -2.6 13 Jul 226.3 259.5 average 87%
Orange Airport AWS 10.6   15.2 3 Jul 1.2   -4.7 6 Aug 208.2
Springwood (Valley Heights) 16.9   23.1 31 Jul 7.3   3.2 7 Aug 166.4 187.3 average 89%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Namoi Street) 16.4 +0.6 20.1 31 Aug 0.5 -0.3 -6.1 12 Jul 181.8 165.3 average 110%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 14.9   19.1 30 Jul 5.6   0.2 2 Aug 201.4
Dunedoo Post Office 16.6 +0.4 21.4 31 Jul 3.5 +0.6 -4.0 8 Jul 93.7 131.2 low 71%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 15.1   20.4 31 Jul 2.5   -4.6 3 Aug 115.2
Dubbo Airport AWS 16.6 +0.2 21.2 31 Jul 3.5 -0.1 -3.0 8 Jul 128.6 124.0 average 104%
Forbes Airport AWS 15.4   21.4 31 Jul 3.2   -2.8 3 Aug 134.8
Parkes Airport AWS 15.5   20.4 23 Aug 2.9   -4.3 11 Aug 124.0 147.0 average 84%
Wellington (Agrowplow) 16.3 +0.2 20.8 31 Jul 2.8 -0.1 -3.0 5 Jul 132.9 149.3 average 89%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 18.8 +0.8 25.7 31 Jul 6.4 +0.4 -1.1 9 Jul 214.8 170.1 high 126%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 18.3   24.7 31 Jul 6.7   0.0 12 Jul 313.6
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 18.3   25.1 31 Jul 6.5   -1.4 9 Jul 183.8
Holsworthy Control Range 18.5   25.3 31 Jul 5.9   -2.1 9 Jul 174.2
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 18.5 +0.4 24.6 31 Jul 7.3 +0.4 1.3 9 Jul 234.0 189.7 average 123%
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 19.0 +2.0 25.0 31 Jul 9.9 +1.1 5.5 3 Aug 299.6 310.9 average 96%
Sydney Airport AMO 18.5 +0.9 25.8 31 Jul 9.8 +1.8 4.9 3 Aug 380.2 269.7 high 141%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 17.7   24.1 31 Jul 11.2   7.4 3 Aug
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 18.9   24.8 31 Jul 7.2   1.6 9 Jul 303.4
Terrey Hills AWS 16.8   23.6 31 Jul 8.6   4.0 12 Jul 332.8
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 18.3   24.6 31 Jul 5.3   -1.5 9 Jul 177.4
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 18.3   25.0 31 Jul 6.9   0.4 12 Jul 133.0
Penrith Lakes AWS 18.9   25.6 31 Jul 6.5   0.1 9 Jul 150.4
Prospect Reservoir 18.4 +0.7 25.3 31 Jul 7.2 +0.4 2.5 6 Aug 199.8 182.0 average 110%
Richmond RAAF 18.9 +0.5 25.2 31 Jul 4.9   -3.3 4 Jul 130.8 109.3 high 120%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 18.3   26.1 31 Jul 7.3   -1.1 9 Jul 314.8
Bellambi AWS 17.6   24.3 31 Jul 11.1   7.7 12 Jul 324.4
Bowral (Parry Drive) 12.4 -0.1 18.2 31 Jul 3.8 +0.9 -2.4 3 Jul 278.4 190.9 high 146%
Camden Airport AWS 18.6 +0.6 25.0 31 Jul 4.3 +0.5 -3.4 9 Jul 231.4 146.0 high 158%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 18.6   24.9 31 Jul 5.1   -2.2 9 Jul 179.6
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 16.7   23.6 31 Jul 10.8   6.7 4 Aug 323.8
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 17.5   25.8 31 Jul 11.1   6.9 9 Jul 196.4
Moss Vale AWS 12.4   18.2 31 Jul 3.2   -5.4 3 Aug 252.6
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 17.3   23.2 31 Jul 7.9   1.8 3 Aug 337.6
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 17.5 +0.5 24.2 31 Jul 3.8 +0.8 -4.1 3 Aug 231.4 126.0 high 184%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 12.6 -0.1 17.5 31 Aug 1.0 +0.5 -7.5 5 Aug 224.2 140.2 high 160%
Green Cape AWS 16.5   23.1 31 Jul 10.5   6.0 4 Aug 199.6 137.0 high 146%
Merimbula Airport AWS 17.4   23.6 31 Jul 5.7   -0.6 4 Aug 263.0
Montague Island Lighthouse 16.9 +1.0 22.6 31 Jul 11.6 +1.2 7.2 3 Aug 201.2 199.1 average 101%
Moruya Airport AWS 17.8   24.1 29 Jul 5.2   -2.1 6 Aug 287.4
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 17.6 +0.9 23.4 29 Jul 7.8 +1.2 2.2 12 Aug 303.8 196.7 high 154%
Narooma (Marine Rescue) 17.5 +0.9 24.6 31 Jul 8.7 +1.4 3.2 4 Aug 261.2 189.1 high 138%
Nerriga AWS 13.0   17.7 31 Jul 1.9   -6.8 12 Aug 185.0
Ulladulla AWS 17.2 +0.3 22.8 31 Jul 9.9 +0.6 5.3 4 Aug 331.2 244.9 high 135%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 12.6 +0.9 18.2 31 Aug 0.6 +1.1 -7.7 4 Aug 155.0 145.9 average 106%
Bombala AWS 11.2 -0.1 17.2 31 Aug 0.8 +0.5 -6.7 4 Aug 156.4 114.2 average 137%
Canberra Airport 13.3   17.7 24 Aug 0.7   -7.6 5 Aug 100.2
Cooma Airport AWS 10.6 -0.4 16.8 6 Aug -1.1 +0.5 -10.6 3 Aug 109.0 94.8 average 115%
Cooma Visitors Centre 12.1 -0.1 18.1 6 Aug -1.2 +0.8 -9.6 3 Aug 95.0 92.7 average 102%
Goulburn Airport AWS 12.6 +0.1 17.2 24 Aug 0.8 +0.1 -9.1 12 Aug 168.0 130.6 high 129%
Goulburn TAFE 12.4 0.0 17.0 24 Aug 2.7 +0.6 -5.2 12 Aug 154.4 145.9 average 106%
Mount Ginini AWS 3.8   10.4 31 Aug -1.6   -7.6 2 Aug 232.0
Taralga Post Office 11.4 +0.3 16.0 31 Aug 1.4 +0.2 -6.5 3 Aug 225.3 209.2 average 108%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 13.0   17.8 24 Aug 1.4   -6.1 5 Aug 126.8
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 4.1   13.4 11 Jun -3.5   -13.0 3 Aug 640.0
Thredbo AWS 1.3 +0.7 11.1 11 Jun -3.9 +0.8 -10.4 12 Aug 147.8 314.1 low 47%
Thredbo Village 6.7 +0.6 12.5 31 Aug -2.2 +0.6 -11.0 3 Aug 379.7 509.1 average 75%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 14.4 +0.3 20.2 26 Aug 3.8 +0.3 -2.8 5 Aug 119.0 192.2 low 62%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 5.1   11.8 29 Aug 0.0   -6.1 11 Aug 363.2
Hume Reservoir 14.2 +1.0 21.4 26 Aug 5.4 +0.8 -0.7 19 Jul 152.3 220.1 low 69%
Khancoban AWS 13.0   19.7 30 Aug 2.2   -3.5 3 Aug 260.6
Tumbarumba Post Office 12.2 +0.7 18.0 30 Aug 0.8 +0.5 -5.9 3 Aug 274.4 314.0 average 87%
Wagga Wagga AMO 14.3 +0.6 19.7 31 Jul 3.3 0.0 -3.3 13 Jul 122.8 154.0 low 80%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 13.3 +0.8 19.2 19 Aug     -0.8 19 Jul 297.8 296.8 average 100%
Cootamundra Airport 13.9   19.0 24 Aug 1.5   -5.5 3 Aug 157.6
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 14.1 +0.2 19.8 31 Jul 2.8 -0.9 -3.4 3 Aug 171.9 169.3 average 102%
Gundagai (William St) 13.9   19.8 31 Jul 3.0   -3.6 20 Jul 171.5 184.2 average 93%
Quandialla Post Office 15.5 +0.3 21.5 31 Jul 4.0 +0.5 -2.6 11 Aug 123.0 127.0 average 97%
Wyalong Post Office 15.8 +0.8 22.0 31 Jul 3.7 0.0 -2.3 14 Jul 105.4 122.7 average 86%
Young Airport 13.9 +0.1 19.1 31 Jul 1.3 -0.3 -5.8 11 Aug 134.8 168.7 low 80%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 14.8 +0.8 21.3 26 Aug 3.7 +0.3 -5.0 2 Aug 90.5 163.6 v low 55%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 15.3   23.9 31 Aug 3.5   -3.5 3 Aug 73.2
Narrandera Airport AWS 15.7   22.2 31 Aug 3.2   -4.7 3 Aug 75.0 111.7 low 67%
Tocumwal Airport 15.1 +0.2 21.9 31 Aug 4.1 +0.1 -3.0 5 Aug 100.1 128.7 low 78%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 15.5   22.0 31 Aug 4.6   -1.8 13 Jul 87.0 101.7 average 86%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 16.2 +0.7 22.8 31 Aug 3.7 -0.3 -3.3 3 Aug 65.6 101.6 low 65%
Hay (Miller Street) 16.9 +0.8 25.2 31 Aug 4.4 +0.2 -3.8 3 Aug 60.1 98.7 low 61%
Hay Airport AWS 17.2   25.5 31 Aug 3.6   -4.7 3 Aug 46.6
Hillston Airport 17.3 +1.4 23.8 31 Aug 3.9 -0.7 -4.6 3 Aug 67.6 96.5 low 70%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 16.5 +0.1 23.5 31 Jul 4.0 -0.2 -3.0 20 Jul 86.4 104.7 average 83%
Offshore Islands (district 200)
Lord Howe Island Aero 19.8 +0.6 23.3 4 Jun 14.4 +0.3 7.5 4 Jul 407.8 421.3 average 97%
Norfolk Island Aero 18.9 +0.3 21.7 28 Aug 14.3 +0.5 10.3 11 Aug 360.0 413.2 average 87%

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 11 am on Monday 1 September 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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 20 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.

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