Friday, 29 February 2008 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro - Product code IDCKGC23R0
Summer rainfall across the metropolitan area was generally below average. The South Australian Regional Office, Adelaide (Kent Town), recorded 49.6 mm, while the normal rainfall for summer for Kent Town is 61.5 mm. Last year 51.6 mm was recorded for summer.
The lowest summer rainfall total on record for the South Australian Regional Office, Kent Town, is 11.6 mm in 1984. The highest summer rainfall total at Kent Town is 130.4 mm in 1992.
The wettest location in the Adelaide metropolitan area during the summer of 2007/08 was in the eastern suburb of Burnside with 80.4 mm.
The mean maximum temperature, recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town), for summer 2007/08 was 29.2°C, which is 0.9°C above the average summer mean maximum of 28.3°C. The mean maximum for summer last year was 30.3°C.
The hottest day during summer was recorded at Parafield Airport and Edinburgh RAAF with 42.7°C both on the 31st December 2007. Noarlunga recorded the coolest day during summer with 18.0°C on the 23rd December 2007.
Parafield Airport recorded the warmest days on average with 30.0°C with the coolest days on average of 27.3°C at Noarlunga.
The mean minimum temperature for summer 2007/08 was 16.8°C at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town), which is only 0.2°C above the average summer mean minimum of 16.6°C. Last summer the mean minimum was 17.6°C.
The coldest night during summer was recorded at Edinburgh RAAF with 8.7°C on the 10th December 2007. Noarlunga recorded the warmest night during summer with 27.7°C on the 19th February 2008.
The coolest nights on average, 15.7°C, were recorded at Parafield Airport whilst the warmest nights on average were at the Adelaide (Kent Town) site of 16.8°C
42.7°C at Edinburgh RAAF on 31 Dec 2007|
42.7°C at Parafield Airport on 31 Dec 2007
|Warmest days on average|
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
|30.0°C at Parafield Airport|
|Coolest days on average|
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
|27.3°C at Noarlunga|
Lowest daily maximum temperature
|18.0°C at Noarlunga on 23 Dec 2007|
|8.7°C at Edinburgh RAAF on 10 Dec 2007|
|Coolest nights on average|
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
|15.7°C at Parafield Airport|
|Warmest nights on average|
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
|16.8°C at Adelaide (Kent Town)|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|27.7°C at Noarlunga on 19 Feb 2008|
Highest total rainfall
|53.4 mm at Parafield Airport|
|Highest wind gust||83 km/h at Adelaide Airport on 6 Dec 2007|
|Summary statistics for summer 2007−08|
|Adelaide||29.2||+0.9||42.2||31 Dec 2007||16.8||+0.2||10.2||23 Dec 2007||49.6||61.5||normal||81%|
|Adelaide Airport||27.8||+0.6||40.8||10 Jan 2008||15.8||+0.4||9.9||23 Dec 2007||49.4||60.6||normal||82%|
|Edinburgh RAAF||29.8||+0.7||42.7||31 Dec 2007||15.8||0.0||8.7||10 Dec 2007||33.6||58.7||low||57%|
|Noarlunga||27.3||41.3||10 Jan 2008||15.9||9.6||10 Dec 2007||42.2|
|Parafield Airport||30.0||+1.3||42.7||31 Dec 2007||15.7||−0.1||8.8||23 Dec 2007||53.4||63.6||normal||84%|
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Friday 29 February 2008. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.
Normals 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 "normal" rain.
The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site,
based on the
(very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3,
normal in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9
and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of normal shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.