Monday, 1 September 2008 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Adelaide Metro & Hills - Product code IDCKGC13R0
An archive of previous seasonal summaries for Adelaide Metro & Hills is also available, as are summaries for other states and many other climate summaries and diagnostics.
Winter rainfall across the metropolitan area was generally below average. The South Australian Regional Office, Adelaide (Kent Town), recorded 187.4 mm, which is below the normal of 222.3 mm for winter at Kent Town. Last year 160.2 mm was recorded.
The lowest winter rainfall total on record for the South Australian Regional Office, Kent Town, is 59.6 mm in 2006. The highest winter rainfall total at Kent Town is 397.0 mm in 1981.
The wettest location in the Adelaide metropolitan area was in the eastern suburbs with 249.0 mm at Rosslyn Park. The Adelaide hills area received mostly average rainfall during winter, the highest total being 489.4 mm at Woodhouse.
The mean maximum temperature, recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town), for winter 2008 was 15.5°C, which is 0.5°C below the average winter mean maximum temperature of 16.0°C. The mean maximum temperature for winter last year was 16.3°C.
The hottest day during winter was recorded at Adelaide (Kent Town) with 22.0°C on the 1st June. Mount Barker, in the Adelaide hills, recorded the coolest day during winter with 9.5°C on the 7th July.
Parafield Airport recorded the warmest days on average with 15.6°C with the coolest days on average of 13.8°C at Mount Barker.
The mean minimum temperature for winter 2008 was 7.7°C at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town), which is marginally below the average winter mean minimum temperature of 7.9°C. Last winter the mean minimum temperature was 7.5°C.
The coldest night during winter was recorded at the Parafield Airport and Mount Barker with minus 1.9°C on the 28th and 24th of July respectively. The Adelaide Airport recorded the warmest night during winter with 13.0°C on the 2nd July.
The coolest nights on average, 4.9°C, was recorded at Mount Barker whilst the warmest nights on average were at the Noarlunga site of 8.5°C
|22.0°C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on 1 Jun|
|Warmest days on average|
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
|15.6°C at Parafield Airport|
|Coolest days on average|
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
|13.8°C at Mount Barker|
Lowest daily maximum temperature
|9.5°C at Mount Barker on 7 Jul|
−1.9°C at Mount Barker on 24 Jul|
−1.9°C at Parafield Airport on 28 Jul
|Coolest nights on average|
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
|4.9°C at Mount Barker|
|Warmest nights on average|
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
|8.5°C at Noarlunga|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|13.0°C at Adelaide Airport on 2 Jul|
Highest total rainfall
|489.4 mm at Piccadilly (Woodhouse)|
|Highest wind gust||91 km/h at Edinburgh RAAF on 1 Aug|
This table is very wide and may not fit if printed.
|Summary statistics for winter 2008|
|Adelaide||15.5||−0.5||22.0||1 Jun||7.7||−0.2||0.7||28 Jul||187.4||222.3||low||83%|
|Adelaide Airport||15.4||−0.2||20.5||2 Jun||7.4||0.0||−0.1||24 Jul||133.2||165.2||low||81%|
|Edinburgh RAAF||15.4||−0.4||20.6||1 Jun||6.4||0.0||−1.2||24 Jul||130.2||156.0||average||83%|
|Mount Barker||13.8||+0.2||20.8||2 Jun||4.9||0.0||−1.9||24 Jul||313.6||307.4||average||102%|
|Noarlunga||14.7||19.3||2 Jun||8.5||2.4||28 Jul||160.2|
|Parafield Airport||15.6||−0.1||21.2||1 Jun||6.3||−0.5||−1.9||28 Jul||117.4||167.7||low||70%|
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 1 September 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 long-term average ("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.