Monday, 1 June 2009 - 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.
Autumn rainfall across the metropolitan area was mostly near to or above average. The South Australian Regional Office, Adelaide (Kent Town) recorded 158.0 mm which is 33.3 mm above the long-term rainfall average for autumn at Kent Town. Last year 124.8 mm was recorded for autumn.
The lowest autumn rainfall total on record for the South Australian Regional Office, Kent Town, is 23.0 mm in 2005. The highest autumn rainfall total at Kent Town is 281.2 mm in 1983.
The wettest location in the Adelaide metropolitan and hills area during the autumn of 2009 was in the Adelaide Hills at Piccadilly (Woodhouse) with 346.6 mm.
The mean maximum temperature, recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town), for autumn 2009 was 22.4°C, which is 0.2°C below the average autumn mean maximum of 22.6°C. The mean maximum for autumn last year was 24.4°C.
The hottest day during autumn was recorded at Parafield Airport with 37.0°C on the 21st March. Mount Barker recorded the coolest day during autumn with 12.2°C on the 29th May.
Parafield Airport recorded the warmest days on average with 22.9°C with the coolest days on average of 21.5°C at Noarlunga and Mount Barker.
The mean minimum temperature for autumn 2009 was 12.9°C at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town), which is 0.3°C above the average autumn mean minimum of 12.6°C. Last autumn the mean minimum was 13.4°C.
The coldest night during autumn was recorded at Edinburgh RAAF with 2.8°C on the 30th May. Parafield Airport recorded the warmest night during autumn with 21.6°C on the 3rd March.
The coolest nights on average, 9.0°C, was recorded at Mount Barker whilst the warmest nights on average was at the Noarlunga site with 13.3°C.
|37.0°C at Parafield Airport on 21 Mar|
|Warmest days on average|
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
|22.9°C at Parafield Airport|
|Coolest days on average|
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
21.5°C at Mount Barker|
21.5°C at Noarlunga
Lowest daily maximum temperature
|12.2°C at Mount Barker on 29 May|
|2.8°C at Edinburgh RAAF on 30 May|
|Coolest nights on average|
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
|9.0°C at Mount Barker|
|Warmest nights on average|
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
|13.3°C at Noarlunga|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|21.6°C at Parafield Airport on 3 Mar|
Highest total rainfall
|346.6 mm at Piccadilly (Woodhouse)|
|Highest wind gust||91 km/h at Adelaide Airport on 25 Apr|
This table is very wide and may not fit if printed.
|Summary statistics for autumn 2009|
|Adelaide||22.4||−0.2||35.0||21 Mar||12.9||+0.3||5.2||30 May||158.0||124.7||average||127%|
|Adelaide Airport||21.9||−0.2||36.4||21 Mar||12.3||+0.4||4.1||30 May||120.0||110.0||average||109%|
|Edinburgh RAAF||22.7||−0.3||36.7||21 Mar||12.0||+0.3||2.8||30 May||103.2||98.1||average||105%|
|Mount Barker||21.5||+1.0||33.6||21 Mar||9.0||+0.5||3.0||3 May||167.4||177.7||average||94%|
|Noarlunga||21.5||34.8||21 Mar||13.3||6.4||29 May||139.8|
|Parafield Airport||22.9||+0.2||37.0||21 Mar||11.6||−0.3||2.9||30 May||145.0||108.8||high||133%|
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 1 June 2009. 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
(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.