Thursday, 3 September 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.
Winter rainfall across the metropolitan area was mostly near to or above average. The South Australian Regional Office, Adelaide (Kent Town) recorded 216.8 mm which is 5.6 mm below the long-term rainfall average for winter at Kent Town. Last year 187.4 mm was recorded for winter.
The lowest winter rainfall total on record for the South Australian Regional Office, Kent Town, is 59.8 mm in 2006. The highest winter rainfall total at Kent Town is 397.0 mm in 1981.
The wettest location in the Adelaide metropolitan and hills area during the winter of 2009 was in the Adelaide Hills at Piccadilly (Woodhouse) with 546.3 mm.
The mean maximum temperature, recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town), for winter 2009 was 16.8°C, which is 0.8°C above the average winter mean maximum of 16.0°C. The mean maximum for winter last year was 15.5°C.
The hottest day during winter was recorded at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) with 26.7°C on the 15th August. Mount Lofty recorded the coolest day during winter with 6.8°C on the 14th July.
The South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town) recorded the warmest days on average with 16.8°C with the coolest days on average of 10.7°C at Mount Lofty.
The mean minimum temperature for winter 2009 was 9.0°C at the South Australian Regional Office (Kent Town), which is 1.1°C above the average winter mean minimum of 7.9°C. Last winter the mean minimum was 7.7°C.
The coldest night during winter was recorded at Mount Barker with −0.5°C on the 8th August. Noarlunga recorded the warmest night during winter with 14.8°C on the 15th August.
The coolest nights on average, 6.1°C, was recorded at Mount Barker and Mount Lofty whilst the warmest nights on average was at the Noarlunga site with 9.6°C.
|26.7°C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on 15 Aug|
|Warmest days on average|
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
|16.8°C at Adelaide (Kent Town)|
|Coolest days on average|
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
|10.7°C at Mount Lofty|
Lowest daily maximum temperature
|6.8°C at Mount Lofty on 14 Jul|
|−0.5°C at Mount Barker on 8 Aug|
|Coolest nights on average|
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
6.1°C at Mount Barker|
6.1°C at Mount Lofty
|Warmest nights on average|
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
|9.6°C at Noarlunga|
Highest daily minimum temperature
|14.8°C at Noarlunga on 15 Aug|
Highest total rainfall
|546.3 mm at Piccadilly (Woodhouse)|
|Highest wind gust||106 km/h at Adelaide Airport on 30 Jun|
This table is very wide and may not fit if printed.
|Summary statistics for winter 2009|
|Adelaide||16.8||+0.8||26.7||15 Aug||9.0||+1.1||2.9||7 Jul||216.8||222.4||average||98%|
|Adelaide Airport||16.5||+0.9||26.6||15 Aug||8.4||+1.1||1.8||7 Jul||139.0||164.8||average||84%|
|Edinburgh RAAF||16.5||+0.6||26.1||15 Aug||7.2||+0.8||−0.1||7 Jul||172.0||156.4||average||110%|
|Mount Barker||15.0||+1.4||24.4||15 Aug||6.1||+1.3||−0.5||8 Aug||382.5||307.9||high||124%|
|Mount Lofty||10.7||21.0||15 Aug||6.1||1.4||6 Jul||471.8|
|Noarlunga||16.0||24.7||15 Aug||9.6||4.4||7 Jul||202.2|
|Parafield Airport||16.7||+1.0||26.2||15 Aug||7.4||+0.7||0.1||7 Jul||199.4||166.7||high||120%|
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 8 am on Thursday 3 September 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.