South Australia in winter 2013: A warm and wet winter for most

This statement was prepared before all data for the period were available. This may affect some of the statistics presented.
  • Wetter than average across much of the State, tending drier than average in the across the north.
  • Record highest winter rainfall in some locations across the centre of the State, and on Kangaroo Island.
  • Warmer than average winter temperatures, with record warmest winter nights at some locations.
  • Second warmest winter for the State as whole.

Rainfall

Winter 2013 rainfall was generally well above average across much of the state, apart from the far north. Winter rainfall started with above average rainfall across most of the State in June, this continued across the agricultural districts into July, with rainfall becoming largely restricted to agricultural districts in August. Much of the rainfall was observed in events early in June, and in the second and last weeks of July. Many locations observed highest on record winter daily rainfall totals on the 1st June 2013. 

Some sites had their highest total winter rainfall on record. Some sites had their highest total winter rainfall for at least 20 years. Some sites had their highest winter daily rainfall on record.

Pastoral Districts

Rainfall totals for winter as a whole were generally well above average, though extremely variable at a time of year when rainfall can be low in northern parts South Australia. Rainfall totals ranged from below 10mm in some locations up to in excess of 100mm at several locations. Yardea in the far south of the northwest pastorals had the highest winter rainfall total with 160.2mm.

Agricultural Districts

Rainfall totals in the agricultural districts were widely above average, with rainfall totals ranging  from around 60mm in the Riverland, 100 to 200 mm in the Western Agricultural and Upper North districts and increasing to 200 to 300 mm further south and ranging up to 500 mm in the Mount Lofty ranges. The wettest location overall in the agricultural districts was at Uraidla in the Mount Lofty ranges with a winter rainfall total of 688.4 mm, the wettest winter at that location since 1996.

Temperature

The mean temperature (the average of the maximum and minimum temperatures) for South Australia as a whole in winter 2013 was 1.4 °C warmer than average, the hottest winter for the state since 2009 and the second warmest winter for the State as a whole. By contrast winter 2012 was 0.3 °C colder than average.

Some sites had their highest winter mean temperature on record. Some sites had their highest winter mean temperature for at least 20 years.

Maximum

Winter 2013 was the third warmest days for the State as a whole and saw the warmest daytime maximum temperatures since 2009, despite June being relatively cool, with July and particularly August warmer than average across pastoral districts in the north of the State.

Average maximum temperatures ranged from 10.7 °C at Mount Lofty to 22.8°C at Moomba Airport in the Far North. The hottest winter day in 2012 was on August 28th with 34.5°C at Oodnadatta Airport. The coldest day in winter 2012 in South Australia was 5.5°C recorded at Mount Lofty on July 20th.

Some sites had their highest winter mean daily maximum temperature on record.

Minimum

Overnight minimum temperatures through winter 2013 were the warmest since 2009, and seventh warmest since records for the State as a whole began in 1911, with all months in excess of 1 °C above average across most of the State.

Winter average minimum temperatures ranged from 3.8 °C at Yongala to 12.6 °C at Neptune Island, a record at that site due to warmer than average oceans through winter. The lowest recorded minimum temperature through winter was -4.9 °C at Gluepot on July 10th; with the warmest night being 20.8 °C at Marree on August 29th.  

Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula, Mount Barker in the Mount Lofty Ranges, and Andamooka in the Northwest Pastoral District all had warmest on record winter nights averaged across the season.
And a consequence of the warm conditions, numbers of frost nights were very much below average for this time of the year at several locations.

Some sites had their highest winter mean daily minimum temperature on record. Some sites had their highest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

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Extremes in winter 2013
Hottest day 34.5 °C at Oodnadatta Airport on 28 Aug
Warmest days on average 22.8 °C at Moomba Airport
Coolest days on average 10.7 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 5.5 °C at Mount Lofty on 20 Jul
Coldest night -4.9 °C at Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot) on 10 Jul
Coolest nights on average 3.8 °C at Yongala
Warmest nights on average 12.6 °C at Neptune Island
Warmest night 20.8 °C at Marree Comparison on 29 Aug
Warmest on average overall 15.1 °C at Oodnadatta Airport
Coolest on average overall 8.5 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 688.4 mm at Uraidla
Driest overall 2.0 mm at Moomba Airport
Wettest day 150.8 mm at Murray Lagoon (Hawks Nest) on 12 Jun
Highest wind gust 117 km/h at Neptune Island on 4 Jul

Maps
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Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest winter daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in winter 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for winter
Years of
record
Blinman 64.2 on 1 Jun 50.0 on 6 Aug 1985 130
Mannum Council Depot 50.0 on 1 Jun 44.8 on 7 Jun 1994 130
Adelaide (Salisbury Bowling Club) 70.0 on 1 Jun 50.8 on 21 Jun 1957 129
Murray Bridge Comparison 62.0 on 1 Jun 41.0 on 23 Jun 2005 127
Mundoora 61.4 on 23 Jun 58.4 on 9 Jun 1991 126
Brinkworth 49.4 on 21 Jun 45.4 on 1 Jul 1986 116
Kingscote (Karinga) 57.0 on 12 Jun 47.0 on 1 Jun 1920 104
Murrays Lagoon (Bayside) 66.0 on 12 Jun 65.0 on 21 Jun 1957 103
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook) 88.4 on 1 Jun 82.4 on 30 Aug 1992 100
Beltana Station 46.4 on 1 Jun 44.5 on 16 Jun 1957 96
Murray Lagoon (Hawks Nest) 150.8 on 12 Jun 54.2 on 15 Aug 1993 93
Gawler Council Depot 46.8 on 3 Jun 39.8 on 21 Jun 2005 85
Kokatha 50.0 on 14 Jul 34.3 on 15 Aug 1965 83
Woomera (Pernatty Station) 37.2 on 1 Jun 36.1 on 15 Aug 1958 83
Roxby Downs Station 50.0 on 1 Jun 43.0 on 2 Jun 2004 77
Parafield Airport 59.8 on 1 Jun 51.4 on 5 Jun 1988 66
Meningie (Waltowa) 44.6 on 12 Jun 36.2 on 26 Aug 1983 64
Williamstown (Glen Gillian) 56.0 on 1 Jun 55.8 on 25 Jun 1981 63
Parawa (Sharon) 71.4 on 1 Jun 68.6 on 12 Jul 1964 60
Flinders Chase (Rocky River) 82.2 on 12 Jun 52.0 on 7 Jun 1994 54
Blinman (Angorichina) 48.0 on 1 Jun 43.6 on 6 Aug 1985 45
Parachilna (Motpena) 58.0 on 1 Jun 39.4 on 12 Jul 1969 45
Port Broughton (Wandearah) 52.0 on 16 Jun 42.8 on 6 Jun 1994 45
Port Parham 32.0 on 1 Jun 31.4 on 6 Jun 1994 45
Sherlock (Warrana) 33.8 on 1 Jun 30.0 on 27 Jun 1990 45
Snowtown (Banyula) 47.0 on 23 Jun 41.0 on 6 Jun 1994 45
Tailem Bend (River Downs (Naturi)) 45.8 on 1 Jun 31.6 on 7 Jun 1994 45
Upper Hermitage 78.8 on 1 Jun 69.0 on 5 Jun 1988 44
Policeman Point 40.2 on 2 Jun 37.8 on 15 Aug 1986 42
Edinburgh RAAF 59.2 on 1 Jun 51.0 on 21 Jun 2005 41
Wilmington (Stonehaven) 49.0 on 1 Jun 46.2 on 8 Jul 1993 41
Parachilna (Nilpena) 44.0 on 2 Jun 32.5 on 26 Aug 1973 39
Wilpena Pound 78.0 on 1 Jun 70.0 on 6 Aug 1985 39
Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) 52.2 on 1 Jun 47.2 on 30 Aug 1992 35
Wilpena (Martins Well) 51.0 on 1 Jun 34.4 on 6 Jun 2008 34
Leigh Creek Airport 35.6 on 1 Jun 29.8 on 2 Jun 2004 29
Beltana Roadhouse 45.4 on 1 Jun 27.2 on 6 Jun 2001 28
Moonaree (Kangaroo Well) 46.6 on 13 Jul 36.0 on 5 Aug 2000 28
Wilpena (Oraparinna) 68.4 on 1 Jun 53.0 on 6 Aug 1985 28
Hammond (Coonatto) 26.4 on 12 Jun 26.0 on 6 Jun 1994 25
Vivonne Bay (Highgate) 59.0 on 12 Jun 45.0 on 8 Jul 1993 25
Cradock (Slaty Creek) 45.0 on 1 Jun 34.2 on 6 Jul 1996 24
Kingscote Aero 39.6 on 12 Jun 39.0 on 25 Jul 2000 21
Clare High School 37.2 on 1 Jun 36.0 on 9 Jun 1995 20
Mount Crawford (Mt Crawford AWS) 47.2 on 1 Jun 47.0 on 23 Jul 1995 20



Record highest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
American River 400.0 391.9 in 1920 112 237.4
Penneshaw 369.4 365.9 in 1951 101 217.7
Oodla Wirra 193.2 156.0 in 1920 88 87.7
Moonaree (Kangaroo Well) 129.7 127.0 in 1991 28 68.2
Buckleboo (Karinya) 167.1 154.2 in 1991 25 103.6
Kingscote Aero 329.8 304.6 in 2000 20 188.8
Parawa (Second Valley Forest AWS) 535.4 492.2 in 1996 20 357.0

Highest total winter rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for winter 2013 (mm)
Most recent winter
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
winter
Willunga 408.5 429.2 in 1920* 89 266.7
Orroroo (Black Rock) 190.4 190.5 in 1923* 88 101.3
Booleroo Centre (Willowie) 173.6 189.2 in 1951 62 102.5
Moonta 206.8 207.1 in 1973 40 134.9
Lake Everard 160.0 220.1 in 1973* 39 70.6
Oodla Wirra (McCoys Well) 123.2 154.9 in 1973* 39 57.5
Whyalla (Mullaquana) 142.8 151.9 in 1973* 39 69.7
Adelaide (Brighton) 289.2 300.5 in 1931* 38 199.2
Bruce 159.8 168.4 in 1978 35 80.7
Cleve 232.4 292.2 in 1978 35 141.5
Elliston 302.3 334.7 in 1978 35 202.9
Carrieton 169.6 177.6 in 1978* 34 99.6
Curramulka 238.2 239.1 in 1978* 34 170.4
Port Germein 165.0 179.0 in 1978* 34 100.9
Price 191.4 205.1 in 1978* 34 111.0
Yunta (Paratoo) 102.5 134.0 in 1978* 34 55.9
Kingscote 318.1 340.5 in 1964* 33 217.3
Minlaton (Eversley) 237.0 313.4 in 1978* 33 179.4
Booleroo Centre 209.0 217.4 in 1981 32 135.0
Cleve Aerodrome 193.8 222.0 in 1981 32 131.2
Flinders Chase (Rocky River) 505.3 553.2 in 1981 32 353.9
Mount Barker 458.2 541.0 in 1981 32 309.4
Yongala 191.6 197.0 in 1981 32 122.6
Coomandook 223.6 233.3 in 1981* 30 147.4
Coonalpyn 239.2 320.6 in 1981* 30 163.9
Victor Harbor (Rivington Grange) 426.8 450.2 in 1981* 30 291.3
Adelaide (Tea Tree Gully Council) 340.7 443.0 in 1981* 29 261.2
Mount Schank (Jethia) 472.6 520.0 in 1981* 29 319.6
Nairne 391.0 556.3 in 1981* 29 270.8
Neptune Island 311.2 318.0 in 1984 29 207.5
Wharminda 209.6 215.0 in 1981* 28 130.6
Koonamore 78.0 108.0 in 1984* 27 49.1
Maitland 267.0 296.9 in 1963* 27 196.8
Meadows 541.4 627.6 in 1981* 27 353.6
Melrose 348.8 364.4 in 1986 27 220.6
Orroroo 175.6 188.2 in 1985* 27 113.3
Tarcoola (Mulgathing) 93.6 136.4 in 1986* 26 40.5
Crystal Brook 205.2 217.6 in 1986* 25 139.5
Darke Peak 207.8 211.1 in 1989 24 146.0
Jamestown 251.7 252.0 in 1990 23 167.4
Meningie 267.0 279.6 in 1989* 23 181.0
Mount Compass 533.0 560.1 in 1990 23 364.4
Appila 179.2 185.0 in 1991 22 126.5
Caltowie 215.8 259.0 in 1990* 22 156.2
Cape Willoughby 345.0 353.4 in 1989* 22 231.4
Gladstone 186.8 191.2 in 1991 22 144.4
Langhorne Creek 207.8 235.2 in 1990* 22 132.6
Laura 225.4 226.6 in 1990* 22 162.5
Milang 249.7 251.4 in 1990* 22 145.4
Port Wakefield 178.0 180.2 in 1991 22 110.2
Redhill 245.4 266.8 in 1991 22 157.3
Yardea 160.2 169.4 in 1991 22 98.3
Yunta (Panaramitee) 75.8 83.2 in 1991 22 50.5
Blinman 147.0 154.2 in 1991* 21 97.4
Macclesfield 402.9 409.2 in 1990* 21 292.6
Manna Hill 82.2 83.6 in 1991* 21 51.2
Parachilna (Motpena) 102.6 104.2 in 1991* 21 54.8
Spalding 217.0 260.8 in 1990* 21 157.8
Whyte Yarcowie 171.4 177.6 in 1991* 21 115.5
Coonawarra 340.8 374.5 in 1991* 20 233.8
Koolunga 239.4 245.0 in 1991* 20 140.6
Whyalla Aero 138.6 144.0 in 1986* 20 72.4

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Record highest winter mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2013 (°C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Neptune Island 16.3 = 16.3 in 2009 51 15.5
Cape Willoughby 15.4 = 15.4 in 2004 45 14.5



Record highest winter mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2013 (°C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Mount Barker 6.7 6.5 in 1867 110 4.9
Cleve 8.8 8.7 in 2009 70 7.5
Andamooka 8.2 8.1 in 1973 43 6.7
Maitland 8.6 = 8.6 in 2009 32 7.4

Highest winter mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2013 (°C)
Most recent winter
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
winter
Coonawarra 6.3 6.6 in 1988 25 5.3
Adelaide Airport 8.7 8.9 in 1991 22 7.4
Lameroo Comparison 6.4 6.8 in 1991 22 4.8
Loxton Research Centre 5.5 5.8 in 1991 22 4.3
Warooka 9.0 9.1 in 1991 22 7.9



Record highest winter mean temperature
Mean daily
temperature
for winter 2013 (°C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Lameroo Comparison 11.5 11.4 in 1999 98 10.2
Adelaide Airport 12.5 = 12.5 in 2009 58 11.5
Neptune Island 14.4 = 14.4 in 2001 51 13.5
Meningie 12.2 12.1 in 2009 46 11.2
Murray Bridge Comparison 12.3 12.1 in 1988 46 11.3
Cape Willoughby 13.2 = 13.2 in 2004 45 12.3

Highest winter mean temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily
temperature
for winter 2013 (°C)
Most recent winter
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
winter
Warooka 12.6 12.7 in 1991 22 11.7



Summary statistics for winter 2013
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(°C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2013
Mean for
winter
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2013
Total for
winter
2013
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2013
Fraction of
winter
average
Northwest (district 16)
Andamooka 20.1 +0.9 31.5 27 Aug 8.2 +1.5 2.6 7 Jul 80.6 41.6 high 194%
Coober Pedy Airport 20.0   33.8 28 Aug 7.9   1.9 22 Jul 46.8
Ernabella (Pukatja) 19.7   32.4 30 Aug 5.8   -2.8 22 Jul 19.0
Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome) 20.0   31.4 27 Aug 5.9   -2.0 15 Aug 67.0
Tarcoola Aero 20.0   30.5 27 Aug 6.6   -0.3 7 Jul 82.2
Woomera Aerodrome 18.8 +1.1 30.9 27 Aug 7.4 +1.0 2.7 7 Jul 71.6 44.6 high 161%
Far North (district 17)
Arkaroola 19.0 +1.5 28.2 27 Aug 4.3 +0.2 -2.3 6 Jul 51.4 44.5 average 116%
Leigh Creek Airport 18.8 +1.2 29.1 27 Aug 6.5 +1.1 0.5 18 Jun 71.4 50.6 high 141%
Marree Aero 21.1   32.5 28 Aug 7.0   1.2 7 Jul 34.0
Marree Comparison 21.7 +1.6 33.3 29 Aug 7.2 +1.5 1.5 7 Jul 34.1 32.8 average 104%
Moomba Airport 22.8   33.2 10 Aug     1.2 6 Jul 2.0
Oodnadatta Airport 22.2 +1.7 34.5 28 Aug 8.0 +1.4 1.4 23 Jul 7.8 29.8 average 26%
Western Agricultural (district 18)
Ceduna AMO 18.8 +0.7 28.9 31 Aug 7.3 +1.2 0.4 15 Aug 140.9 109.7 high 128%
Cleve 16.7 +0.7 25.7 31 Aug 8.8 +1.3 3.5 15 Aug 232.4 141.5 v high 164%
Cleve Aerodrome 16.4   24.9 31 Aug 8.8   3.9 15 Aug 193.8 131.2 v high 148%
Coulta (Coles Point) 16.6 +0.5 22.4 31 Aug 8.4 +0.6 2.5 8 Jul 183.6 162.6 average 113%
Cummins Aero 16.5   23.9 31 Aug 6.5   0.2 8 Jul 268.8
Elliston 17.7 +0.8 25.7 31 Aug 9.2 +1.0 1.8 17 Jun 302.3 202.9 v high 149%
Kimba 16.4 +0.2 25.8 31 Aug 6.6 +1.2 1.0 15 Aug 205.8 123.7 v high 166%
Kyancutta 18.5 +0.6 27.5 31 Aug 6.4 +1.4 -0.9 15 Aug 149.0 118.2 high 126%
Minnipa Pirsa 17.0   25.9 31 Aug 7.5   1.8 15 Aug 146.6
Neptune Island 16.3 +0.8 21.0 31 Aug 12.6 +1.0 7.4 21 Jul 311.2 207.5 v high 150%
North Shields (Port Lincoln AWS) 17.1 +0.5 24.6 31 Aug 8.4 +0.6 3.9 8 Jul 226.6 169.3 v high 134%
Nullarbor 19.4 +0.5 29.6 26 Aug 6.9 +1.2 0.6 7 Jul 84.6 82.1 average 103%
Port Augusta Aero 18.8   30.2 31 Aug 5.6   -2.4 15 Aug 114.0
Streaky Bay 18.2 +1.1 26.1 31 Aug 9.5 +0.7 4.0 8 Jul 188.5 173.7 average 109%
Whyalla Aero 18.0 +0.5 29.0 31 Aug 6.8 +1.1 0.8 10 Jul 138.6 72.4 v high 191%
Wudinna Aero 17.9   26.3 31 Aug 7.0   0.7 15 Aug 162.8
Upper North (district 19)
Hawker 16.7 0.0 26.3 31 Aug 5.1 +1.0 -2.5 20 Aug 175.6 103.6 v high 169%
Yongala 14.0 +0.4 22.9 31 Aug 3.8 +1.3 -3.1 15 Aug 191.6 122.6 v high 156%
Northeast (district 20)
Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot)     28.5 31 Aug 4.9   -4.9 10 Jul 94.6
Yunta Airstrip 17.0   26.0 31 Aug 4.7   -4.2 10 Jul 78.6
Lower North (district 21)
Clare High School 13.7   22.6 31 Aug 5.3   -1.2 15 Aug 299.0 198.9 v high 150%
Port Pirie Aerodrome 17.3   24.3 27 Aug 7.0   -1.1 15 Aug 202.3
Snowtown (Rayville Park) 15.9   24.2 31 Aug 6.0   0.1 8 Aug 230.2
Yorke Peninsula (district 22A)
Edithburgh 16.0 +0.4 20.5 31 Aug 8.6 +0.7 2.5 8 Aug 258.8
Kadina AWS 16.3   24.3 31 Aug 6.5   -0.4 15 Aug 184.0
Maitland 15.7 +0.7 24.0 31 Aug 8.6 +1.2 4.1 22 Jul 267.0 196.8 v high 136%
Minlaton Aero 16.4   23.5 31 Aug 8.4   2.8 8 Aug 187.6
Stenhouse Bay 16.6   23.7 31 Aug 10.3   5.8 9 Jul 292.6
Warooka 16.2 +0.7 21.8 31 Aug 9.0 +1.1 4.6 21 Jul 255.0 190.2 high 134%
Kangaroo Island (district 22B)
Cape Borda 15.2   19.5 31 Aug 10.2   3.9 20 Jul 372.7
Cape Willoughby 15.4 +0.9 19.8 27 Aug 10.9 +0.9 6.4 20 Jul 345.0 231.4 v high 149%
Kingscote Aero 16.3   22.9 31 Aug 7.8   0.5 9 Jul 329.8 188.8 highest 175%
Parndana Cfs AWS 14.8   21.0 31 Aug 8.0   2.1 8 Aug 455.2
Adelaide Plains (district 23A)
Adelaide (Kent Town) 16.6 +0.6 25.8 31 Aug 9.0 +1.1 3.6 19 Jun 280.0 222.8 high 126%
Adelaide Airport 16.3 +0.7 25.3 31 Aug 8.7 +1.3 2.5 19 Jun 236.6 166.6 v high 142%
Edinburgh RAAF 16.3 +0.4 24.5 31 Aug 7.4 +1.0 1.2 19 Jun 231.0 157.7 high 146%
Parafield Airport 16.6 +0.9 25.0 31 Aug 7.5 +0.8 0.9 19 Jun 222.6 167.0 high 133%
Roseworthy AWS 16.1   23.8 31 Aug 6.7   1.0 8 Aug 159.0
County Light (district 23B)
Nuriootpa Viticultural 14.4   23.5 31 Aug 5.9   -0.3 20 Aug 199.2
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 16.0 +0.6 25.0 31 Aug 6.6 +0.8 0.4 20 Aug 230.9 173.6 high 133%
Mount Lofty Ranges (district 23C)
Hindmarsh Island AWS 16.1   20.4 28 Jul 9.1   2.7 10 Jul 233.2
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 13.5   23.1 31 Aug 7.8   2.6 20 Jul 459.8
Mount Barker 14.1 +0.5 23.2 31 Aug 6.7 +1.8 1.2 19 Jun 458.2 309.4 v high 148%
Mount Crawford (Mt Crawford AWS) 12.1   20.6 31 Aug 7.0   1.8 20 Jul 375.6
Mount Lofty 10.7   19.8 31 Aug 6.2   0.9 20 Jul 526.4
Noarlunga 15.8   24.6 31 Aug 9.9   5.0 1 Aug 254.4
Parawa (Second Valley Forest AWS) 12.9   20.6 31 Aug 8.1   3.0 20 Jul 535.4 357.0 highest 150%
Victor Harbor (Encounter Bay) 16.5   25.5 31 Aug 7.6   0.6 10 Jul 330.6
Upper Murray Valley (district 24A)
Loxton Research Centre 17.4 +0.9 27.6 31 Aug 5.5 +1.2 -2.3 10 Jul 64.2 81.1 low 79%
Renmark Aero 17.8   28.1 31 Aug 4.9   -4.7 10 Jul 70.2
Lower Murray Valley (district 24B)
Eudunda 14.2 +0.5 23.5 31 Aug 6.4 +1.1 0.2 10 Jul 194.2 159.1 high 122%
Meningie 16.3 +0.8 25.1 31 Aug 8.1 +1.1 1.9 20 Jun 267.0 181.0 v high 148%
Murray Bridge (Pallamana Aerodrome) 16.6   26.6 31 Aug 5.9   -0.9 1 Aug 138.4
Murray Bridge Comparison 17.7 +0.9 27.6 31 Aug 6.8 +1.0 0.6 10 Jul 181.5 111.3 v high 163%
Strathalbyn Racecourse 16.0   25.1 31 Aug 8.1   2.4 20 Jun 261.2
Murray Mallee (district 25A)
Karoonda 16.8   27.3 31 Aug 6.2   -0.5 9 Jul 143.2 108.9 high 131%
Upper Southeast (district 25B)
Keith 16.1 +0.6 25.0 31 Aug 6.6 +0.8 -0.8 25 Jun 233.6 166.2 v high 141%
Keith (Munkora) 16.0   23.6 31 Aug 6.1   -1.3 25 Jun 235.4
Lameroo (Austin Plains) 15.8   25.3 31 Aug 5.6   -1.0 10 Jul 119.8
Lameroo Comparison 16.6 +0.9 26.5 31 Aug 6.4 +1.6 0.2 10 Jul 123.7 126.1 average 98%
Lower Southeast (district 26)
Cape Jaffa (The Limestone) 15.0 +0.6 20.6 31 Aug 8.4 +0.6 1.1 25 Jun 318.8 221.8 v high 144%
Coonawarra 15.0 +0.6 22.3 31 Aug 6.3 +1.0 -2.8 20 Jun 340.8 233.8 v high 146%
Mount Gambier Aero 14.6 +0.9 21.5 31 Aug 6.5 +1.0 -0.9 20 Jun 401.4 279.7 v high 144%
Naracoorte Aerodrome 15.1   23.1 31 Aug 6.7   -2.2 25 Jun 273.0
Padthaway South 15.4   23.7 31 Aug 6.8   -1.9 25 Jun 270.8
Robe Airfield 15.6   23.5 31 Aug 7.7   -0.6 25 Jun 358.8
Robe Comparison 14.8 +0.7 19.6 31 Aug 9.4 +0.9 2.3 25 Jun 362.2 285.8 high 127%

Notes

A Seasonal Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in South Australia 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.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 12 pm on Sunday 1 September 2013. 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is being used for temperature area averages from December 2012 onwards. The major change from earlier datasets is that the ACORN-SAT dataset commences in 1910, rather than 1950, and hence rankings are calculated using a larger set of years.

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