New South Wales in June 2018: dry in parts of the north

June rainfall was below average in many areas of the State, including the northeast inland of the Great Dividing Range and in parts of the northwest. June was wetter than average in coastal parts of the Hunter and Manning districts, and moderate falls late in the month saw a wetter than average June in the Upper Darling. Days tended to be warmer than average in central and northeastern parts of the State. Nights were cooler than average across much of western and southwestern New South Wales under generally clear skies.

Drier than average in parts of the north

  • June rainfall was 31% below average for New South Wales as a whole, continuing a run of six consecutive drier than average months for the State
  • Rainfall totals for the first three weeks were less than 50% of the monthly average across most of northern New South Wales
  • Moderate falls during the last few days of June across much of central and coastal New South Wales brought their monthly totals up close to average
  • Brewarrina, east of Bourke, recorded a two-day total of 67 mm on the 27th and 28th, which was the highest two-day total at the site during June since 1948
  • June rainfall totals remained below to very much below average in the Upper Darling district and across the Northwest Slopes and Plains and the Northern Tablelands inland of the Great Dividing Range
  • North of Newcastle, Smiths Lake had its highest total June rainfall on record and Nelson Bay had its highest total June rainfall since 1960
  • In the State's northeast, a few sites had their lowest total June rainfall on record and many more had their lowest total June rainfall for at least 20 years

Warmer than average days; cool nights in the west

  • Daytime temperatures were warmer than average through central and northeastern parts of State, but close to average in western and eastern districts
  • The mean maximum temperature for New South Wales as a whole was 0.75 °C warmer than average
  • June continued a run of 14 consecutive months of warmer than average daytime temperatures for the State since April 2017 when the state-wide averaged mean maximum temperature was 0.11 °C below average
  • Overnight temperatures during June were cooler than average across much of the western half of the State, but were generally average to warmer than average in the east
  • The mean minimum temperature for New South Wales was near-average
  • On the 12th, Coonamble had its highest June temperature on record
  • On the 26th, Broken Hill Airport had its coldest June day on record and a week earlier on the 19th, the same site had its lowest June temperature on record

Severe winds and snow

  • Thredbo AWS had several days with maximum wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h in early and mid-June
  • The strongest wind gust recorded in the State during the month was 141 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 8th, its strongest in June since 143 km/h was recorded on 21 June, 2011
  • More than 70 cm of snow fell across alpine areas during the middle of the month
  • Snow depth at the Spencer's Creek Snow Course was 76.4 cm on 18 June, which was its deepest snow in June since 2014

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Extremes in June 2018
Hottest day 27.6 °C at Smithville AWS on the 11th
Warmest days on average 21.9 °C at Mungindi Post Office
Coolest days on average 0.6 °C at Thredbo AWS
Coldest day -4.5 °C at Thredbo AWS on the 16th
Coldest night -9.5 °C at Cooma Visitors Centre on the 23rd
Coolest nights on average -3.8 °C at Thredbo AWS
Warmest nights on average 12.9 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS)
Warmest night 16.9 °C at Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) on the 14th
Warmest on average overall 16.1 °C at South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse)
Coolest on average overall -1.6 °C at Thredbo AWS
Wettest overall 397.7 mm at Nelson Bay (Nelson Head)
Driest overall 1.0 mm at Wanaaring Post Office
Wettest day 106.0 mm at Minnie Water (Pump Shed) on the 7th
Strongest wind gust 141 km/h at Thredbo AWS on the 8th

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Record highest June total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Smiths Lake (Patsys Flat Road) 334.6 316.0 in 1989 39 144.3

Highest June total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
June
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 397.7 607.6 in 1960* 157.9

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




Record lowest June total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Inverell (Raglan St) 6.2 7.2 in 2000 24 49.2
Moree Aero 3.4 6.4 in 2004 24 39.7
Glen Innes Airport AWS 9.4 14.4 in 2001 22 54.4

Lowest June total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Average for
June
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 5.0 4.4 in 1982* 50.2
Gunnedah Resource Centre 2.8 1.6 in 1986 40.8
Nundle (Chaffey Dam) 11.0 7.2 in 1986 56.3
Pindari Dam 3.5 0.0 in 1986 38.8
Quirindi Post Office 7.2 5.2 in 1986 51.3
Warialda Post Office 7.2 0.0 in 1986 45.4
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 7.7 3.4 in 1986 45.9
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 3.9 1.2 in 1986* 56.8
Gunnedah Pool 2.2 2.0 in 1986* 44.3
Inverell Research Centre 3.8 2.8 in 1986* 45.5
Sapphire (Argyle) 4.6 0.0 in 1986* 48.9
Weabonga (Stoneleigh) 10.8 6.2 in 1986* 59.6
Boggabri (Retreat) 4.2 0.0 in 1986* 44.3
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 3.2 0.6 in 1986* 52.6
Loomberah (Pendene) 9.8 6.4 in 1986* 49.7
Uralla (Salisbury Court) 10.6 1.6 in 1986* 54.8
Caroda (Paleroo) 13.4 3.0 in 1986* 58.8
Cobbadah (Rocky Glen) 6.5 0.0 in 1986* 46.8
Croppa Creek (Krui Plains) 5.2 3.8 in 1992 36.5
Wee Waa (George St) 5.5 2.2 in 1992 45.1
Cassilis (Dalkeith) 12.8 1.4 in 1994 46.0
Blackville (Krui Vale) 20.0 17.8 in 1995 75.4
Collarenebri (Albert St) 5.6 2.0 in 1994* 35.2

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




Record highest June temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Coonamble Airport AWS 24.7 on the 12th 24.0 on the 15th in 2002 21 17.8



Record lowest June daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Broken Hill Airport AWS 7.5 on the 26th 9.1 on the 26th in 2016 29 15.9



Record lowest June temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Broken Hill Airport AWS -2.5 on the 19th -2.1 on the 15th in 2006 29 5.5



Summary statistics for June 2018
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2018
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June
2018
Mean for
June
2018
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average
Lowest for
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2018
Total for
June
2018
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2018
Fraction of
June
average
Western (Far Northwest) (district 46)
Fowlers Gap AWS 17.4 +0.4 23.2 11th 3.7 -1.7 -2.2 19th 2.6 19.6 v low 13%
Smithville AWS 18.4   27.6 11th 4.8   -3.6 19th 6.4
Tibooburra Airport 18.4 -0.1 26.7 11th 6.8 -0.6 1.4 19th 11.2 15.6 average 72%
White Cliffs AWS 17.7 +0.3 23.2 7th 5.8 -0.7 1.5 19th 2.4 20.2 low 12%
Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 17.9 +0.1 23.1 7th 3.8 -1.4 -1.5 19th 4.6 29.3 low 16%
Western (Lower Darling) (district 47)
Broken Hill Airport AWS 15.6 -0.3 22.2 11th 4.6 -0.9 -2.5 19th 6.4 15.2 average 42%
Lake Victoria Storage 15.4 -0.3 19.5 3rd 4.2 -1.5 -2.0 23rd 37.7 22.7 high 166%
Menindee Post Office 17.1 -0.2 23.7 7th 4.7 -0.3 -0.1 19th 0.8 21.6 v low 4%
Mulurulu AWS 16.2   21.4 7th 3.8   -2.4 23rd 6.6
Pooncarie Mail Agency 16.9 -0.4 22.2 7th 4.3 -0.9 -2.1 23rd 12.7 25.5 average 50%
Western (Upper Darling) (district 48)
Bourke Airport AWS 19.2 +0.4 24.2 9th 4.9 -1.2 -0.3 26th 25.2 32.5 average 78%
Brewarrina Hospital 19.4 +0.8 23.8 9th 5.2 -0.4 0.4 26th 67.2 33.4 high 201%
Cobar Airport AWS 17.4 +0.5 21.2 7th 3.4 -1.3 -3.8 25th 12.6 34.9 low 36%
Cobar MO 17.4 +0.9 21.7 7th 5.6 -0.6 0.1 24th 13.4 29.5 average 45%
Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Cent 19.8 +0.4 25.4 12th 5.9 -0.7 0.0 25th 46.3 46.7 high 99%
Noona AWS 17.1   22.1 7th 5.9   1.1 25th 23.0
Wanaaring (Delta AWS) 18.7   24.0 9th 4.1   -2.0 25th 17.4
Wanaaring Post Office 19.5 +0.4 26.2 9th 4.0 -1.6 -1.5 20th 1.0 20.2 low 5%
Western (Southwest Plains) (district 49)
Balranald (RSL) 15.5 -0.6 20.1 7th 4.2 -0.2 -2.4 23rd 26.4 29.4 average 90%
Euabalong (Mount Hope AWS) 16.4   20.2 7th 2.6   -4.7 25th 32.2
Ivanhoe Aerodrome AWS 16.6 -0.2 21.4 7th 4.9 -0.9 -0.2 25th 22.4 26.9 average 83%
Central Western Plains (South) (district 50)
Condobolin Ag Research Stn 16.7 +1.0 20.7 6th 3.8 -0.1 -3.0 26th 29.7 32.9 average 90%
Condobolin Airport AWS 16.5 +0.5 21.2 7th 3.7 -0.3 -3.3 26th 30.6 43.0 average 71%
Peak Hill Post Office 16.9 +0.6 21.7 7th 6.4 +0.3 0.9 25th 26.0 43.3 average 60%
West Wyalong Airport AWS 15.2 +0.2 19.9 7th 4.1 +0.2 -2.8 25th 45.4 44.2 average 103%
Central Western Plains (North) (district 51)
Coonamble Airport AWS 19.1 +1.3 24.7 12th 4.5 -0.6 0.2 23rd 13.6 50.5 v low 27%
Nyngan (Girilambone (Okeh) AWS) 18.0   21.6 12th 5.9   1.8 26th 38.6
Nyngan Airport 18.2 +1.2 21.8 6th 5.7 +0.7 1.4 24th 42.4 34.1 high 124%
Trangie Research Station AWS 17.8 +1.7 22.2 7th 5.5 +1.0 1.1 25th 27.2 37.1 average 73%
Walgett (Brewon AWS) 19.2   23.9 12th 4.4   -0.5 23rd 23.6
Northwest Plains (West) (district 52)
Mungindi Post Office 21.9 +2.5 26.9 12th 5.3 -0.5 -0.6 25th 2.8 33.7 v low 8%
Walgett Airport AWS 19.8 +0.8 25.6 12th 3.8 -1.4 -1.7 25th 22.8 35.6 average 64%
Northwest Plains (East) (district 53)
Moree Aero 20.3 +1.4 24.4 12th 5.6 -0.4 1.5 15th 3.4 39.7 lowest 9%
Northwest Slopes (North) (district 54)
Narrabri Airport AWS 19.8 +1.5 23.8 12th 4.6 -1.3 -2.2 1st 7.6 53.0 v low 14%
Northwest Slopes (South) (district 55)
Gunnedah Airport AWS 19.1 +1.2 22.9 7th 3.0 -1.0 -2.5 24th 4.4 43.2 v low 10%
Gunnedah Resource Centre 18.4 +1.5 22.1 12th 6.0 -0.1 2.0 14th 2.8 40.8 v low 7%
Quirindi Post Office 17.7 +1.1 21.4 7th 3.9 +1.1 -2.4 23rd 7.2 51.3 v low 14%
Tamworth Airport AWS 18.4 +1.4 21.9 12th 3.2 -0.5 -3.2 2nd 11.4 54.1 v low 21%
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) 14.2 +0.7 17.7 12th 0.4 +0.2 -6.7 14th 7.7 45.9 v low 17%
Northern Tablelands (West) (district 56)
Armidale (Tree Group Nursery) 14.0 +0.5 17.8 12th 0.3 -0.5 -6.6 24th 13.2 42.8 low 31%
Armidale Airport AWS 13.1 +0.4 17.1 12th 2.1 -0.4 -2.3 1st 11.6 50.4 low 23%
Glen Innes Ag Research Stn 14.5 +1.4 18.5 13th 1.7 -0.2 -3.5 1st 3.2 52.6 v low 6%
Glen Innes Airport AWS 14.6 +0.8 17.7 8th -0.7 -1.1 -6.7 1st 9.4 54.4 lowest 17%
Guyra Hospital 11.6 +0.5 15.5 8th 1.8 -0.1 -1.3 2nd 19.2 51.5 v low 37%
Inverell (Raglan St) 18.1 +0.9 21.3 3rd     -4.0 1st 6.2 49.2 lowest 13%
Inverell Research Centre 17.5 +1.7 20.9 3rd 4.4 -0.5 -1.4 1st 3.8 45.5 v low 8%
Tenterfield (Federation Park) 15.9 +0.9 20.1 9th -0.7 -3.1 -5.5 1st 5.0 50.2 v low 10%
Northern Tablelands (East) (district 57)
Tabulam (Muirne) 17.4 +0.8 20.9 13th 8.2 0.0 5.0 19th 15.2 60.2 v low 25%
Upper North Coast (district 58)
Ballina Airport AWS 20.4 +0.1 23.9 14th 9.8 -0.2 5.4 15th 139.6 207.5 average 67%
Byron Bay (Cape Byron AWS) 19.2 -0.1 22.7 14th 12.9 -0.3 9.2 18th 89.2 174.1 low 51%
Casino Airport AWS 21.7 +1.1 24.5 14th 6.2 -2.3 0.7 18th 13.0 76.2 v low 17%
Evans Head RAAF Bombing Range AWS 20.2 +0.3 23.8 13th 11.4 +0.1 4.9 18th 120.4 186.9 average 64%
Grafton Airport AWS 20.7 +0.2 23.7 2nd 5.9 -1.4 1.9 19th 76.4 92.1 average 83%
Grafton Research Stn 21.2 +0.7 23.4 9th 8.1 -0.2 3.9 16th 71.4 73.3 average 97%
Lismore Airport AWS 21.1 +0.4 24.5 30th 6.2 -2.0 1.1 24th 23.2 109.2 v low 21%
Murwillumbah (Bray Park) 21.7 +0.4 25.4 14th 9.3 -0.6 1.2 18th 41.0 106.6 average 38%
Yamba Pilot Station 20.4 +0.7 23.5 13th 10.8 -0.1 6.3 18th 191.0 137.8 high 139%
Lower North Coast (district 59)
Coffs Harbour Airport 20.0   21.7 12th 9.7   2.4 18th 62.4
Dorrigo (Old Coramba Rd) 14.7 -0.2 18.0 30th 5.4 -0.1 1.5 15th 55.2 134.0 low 41%
Kempsey Airport AWS 19.6 -0.5 23.2 30th 6.7 -0.1 -0.4 17th 63.4 113.3 average 56%
South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse) 19.9 +0.6 22.5 30th 12.3 +0.1 9.9 19th 147.8 140.0 average 106%
Manning (district 60)
Forster - Tuncurry Marine Rescue 18.3 -0.6 21.5 16th 9.5 -0.5 4.8 15th 191.7 121.4 high 158%
Port Macquarie Airport AWS 18.9 -0.6 21.2 30th 7.8 -0.5 0.0 17th 115.0 139.5 average 82%
Taree Airport AWS 17.9 -1.1 20.3 23rd 7.9 -0.3 1.9 15th 87.6 102.8 average 85%
Yarras (Mount Seaview) 18.0 -0.8 20.7 15th 7.3 +0.2 1.8 14th 204.4 124.4 high 164%
Hunter (district 61)
Cessnock Airport AWS 17.6 -0.3 20.3 7th 5.8 0.0 -1.3 26th 56.4 58.2 average 97%
Cooranbong (Lake Macquarie AWS) 18.0   20.5 23rd 6.7   0.9 26th 129.8 118.4 average 110%
Gosford AWS 17.1   19.7 7th 8.3   4.1 24th 213.6
Maitland Airport AWS 17.4   20.5 7th 7.5   1.3 26th 78.4
Mangrove Mountain AWS 15.6 -0.3 18.8 23rd 6.7 -0.6 1.8 24th 111.4 114.8 average 97%
Merriwa (Roscommon) 16.6 +0.4 20.8 12th 2.9 -1.4 -2.6 24th 16.8 39.8 low 42%
Murrurundi Gap AWS 12.9 0.0 16.5 12th 5.8 -0.1 2.7 17th 17.8 71.1 v low 25%
Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) 17.0 -1.3 20.0 15th 11.1 +0.9 9.1 1st 397.7 157.9 v high 252%
Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS 17.4 -0.1 20.4 28th 10.2 +0.5 6.9 23rd 301.4 118.7 v high 254%
Newcastle University 17.1 -1.3 20.7 28th 8.5 -0.3 4.0 26th 171.2 131.7 high 130%
Norah Head AWS 17.7 -0.3 22.1 28th 10.6 -0.5 7.6 29th 382.8 156.6 v high 244%
Paterson (Tocal AWS) 17.0 -0.8 20.3 28th 7.7 +0.1 2.9 26th 132.4 78.3 high 169%
Scone Airport AWS 17.2 +0.2 22.0 12th 4.8 0.0 -0.9 25th 19.0 47.7 low 40%
Singleton (Defence) 17.4   20.1 23rd 7.9   2.8 23rd 39.0
Singleton STP 17.7 -0.5 20.7 3rd 7.2 +1.3 1.9 26th 43.6 65.6 average 66%
Williamtown RAAF 17.1 -0.6 20.8 28th 8.4 +0.4 3.7 14th 244.2 124.7 high 196%
Central Tablelands (North) (district 62)
Gulgong Post Office 16.5 +1.0 20.4 12th 3.8 +0.1 -2.0 24th 35.8 50.8 average 70%
Mudgee Airport AWS 15.5 +0.5 19.0 12th 1.8 -0.6 -4.5 24th 42.0 45.0 average 93%
Nullo Mountain AWS 9.4 -0.3 12.6 23rd 3.2 -0.3 -0.1 17th 38.2 78.1 low 49%
Central Tablelands (South) (district 63)
Bathurst Agricultural Station 13.4 +1.2 16.7 4th 1.4 -0.2 -4.5 24th 37.6 44.2 average 85%
Bathurst Airport AWS 12.9 +0.3 16.1 7th 1.2 -0.7 -4.9 24th 29.6 39.3 average 75%
Lithgow (Cooerwull) 11.3 0.0 14.7 12th 2.7 +0.5 -6.6 24th 33.2 73.1 low 45%
Marrangaroo (Defence) 11.5   14.8 23rd 1.0   -7.7 24th 40.4
Mount Boyce AWS 9.9 -0.2 12.9 23rd 3.3 -0.5 -0.4 17th 40.4 78.2 average 52%
Oberon (Springbank) 9.6 +0.1 12.9 7th 1.8 +0.9 -4.0 24th 65.4 78.5 average 83%
Orange Airport AWS 11.0 +0.1 14.2 4th 1.0 -0.3 -5.1 24th 52.6 78.6 average 67%
Springwood (Valley Heights) 15.9 -0.1 18.4 4th 7.8 -0.1 3.4 29th 29.8 77.8 average 38%
Central Western Slopes (North) (district 64)
Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 17.2 +1.6 20.5 12th 0.4 -1.0 -4.0 25th 3.9 56.8 v low 7%
Coonabarabran Airport AWS 15.4 +0.7 19.1 12th 5.9 -0.4 2.5 1st 20.2 53.6 low 38%
Dunedoo Post Office 17.0 +1.0 21.3 12th 3.8 +0.1 -1.0 23rd 24.1 45.0 average 54%
Central Western Slopes (South) (district 65)
Cowra Airport AWS 15.2 +0.2 20.7 7th 3.3 -0.3 -2.3 25th 27.8 53.1 low 52%
Dubbo Airport AWS 17.1 +0.8 20.9 7th 4.2 -0.2 -1.4 24th 18.6 50.5 average 37%
Forbes Airport AWS 16.0 +0.6 21.3 7th 3.9 +0.2 -2.5 22nd 24.2 51.0 low 47%
Parkes Airport AWS 15.7 +0.6 20.7 7th 3.2 -0.5 -3.2 25th 28.4 52.6 low 54%
Wellington (D&J Rural) 17.4 +1.4 21.3 7th 2.9 -0.6 -2.0 24th 16.2 50.9 low 32%
Metropolitan (East) (district 66)
Bankstown Airport AWS 18.2 +0.4 21.5 11th 7.0 +0.2 2.4 30th 71.2 80.7 average 88%
Canterbury Racecourse AWS 17.6 -0.5 20.3 23rd 7.2 0.0 2.5 30th 112.2 108.4 high 104%
Holsworthy Aerodrome AWS 17.2   19.4 23rd 6.5   1.2 29th 77.0
Parramatta North (Masons Drive) 17.9 +0.1 20.0 15th 7.3 -0.3 3.5 24th 73.0 92.8 average 79%
Sydney (Observatory Hill Comparison) 17.7   20.7 28th 9.6   6.3 25th 173.4
Sydney (Observatory Hill) 17.8 +0.8 20.3 28th 9.7 +0.4 6.3 29th 175.6 133.5 high 132%
Sydney Airport AMO 17.8 +0.2 21.2 15th 9.6 +0.9 6.2 29th 152.0 124.5 high 122%
Sydney Harbour (Wedding Cake West) 17.1 -0.7 19.6 15th 11.0 -0.6 7.6 29th
Sydney Olympic Park AWS (Archery Centre) 17.9   20.5 15th 7.7   3.3 30th 103.6
Terrey Hills AWS 15.9 -0.5 18.6 15th 8.4 -0.5 4.6 24th 90.8 144.3 low 63%
Metropolitan (West) (district 67)
Badgerys Creek AWS 17.4 -0.4 19.5 23rd 6.0 +0.4 0.3 24th 52.4 61.4 average 85%
Horsley Park Equestrian Centre AWS 17.4 -0.2 19.6 7th 7.3 +0.1 1.4 24th 49.0 75.7 average 65%
Penrith Lakes AWS 18.1 0.0 20.8 15th 7.2 +0.2 1.5 24th 31.8 50.4 average 63%
Richmond RAAF 18.1 +0.1 20.7 15th 5.4 +0.1 -1.3 24th 40.4 56.5 average 72%
Illawarra (district 68)
Albion Park (Wollongong Airport) 17.3 -0.8 19.9 23rd 7.0 -0.2 -1.1 23rd 79.6 93.7 average 85%
Bellambi AWS 17.0 -0.6 19.8 13th 10.4 -0.8 6.6 30th 118.8 129.2 average 92%
Camden Airport AWS 17.7 0.0 19.9 23rd 5.0 +0.4 -0.3 24th 48.0 66.6 average 72%
Campbelltown (Mount Annan) 17.8 +0.1 20.4 23rd 5.6 -0.4 0.4 29th 62.8 99.4 average 63%
High Range AWS (Wanganderry) 10.7   13.8 12th 4.7   1.6 17th 54.2
Holsworthy (Defence) 16.7   19.8 23rd 6.3   1.4 25th 130.4
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular) 15.7 -0.9 19.0 7th 10.6 -0.4 6.5 25th 284.8 167.7 high 170%
Kiama (Bombo Headland) 16.8 -1.0 19.6 13th 10.8 -0.7 7.0 30th 172.0 113.4 high 152%
Moss Vale AWS 11.5 -1.1 15.1 12th 3.6 +0.1 -4.5 25th 60.8 86.0 average 71%
Nowra RAN Air Station AWS 16.4 -0.5 19.6 7th 7.5 -0.3 1.8 23rd 47.6 114.8 low 41%
South Coast (district 69)
Bega AWS 16.8 +0.1 20.3 15th 4.3 +0.6 -2.8 25th 92.4 69.1 high 134%
Braidwood Racecourse AWS 12.1 -0.5 16.0 7th 1.9 +0.9 -6.0 24th 25.2 57.8 average 44%
Green Cape AWS 15.9 -0.4 18.2 15th 10.3 -0.2 7.5 22nd 104.0 59.8 high 174%
Merimbula Airport AWS 16.9 0.0 19.6 7th 5.8 +0.1 0.4 17th 73.6 76.6 average 96%
Montague Island Lighthouse 16.3 +0.1 19.3 15th 11.5 +0.4 8.5 25th 106.8 95.7 average 112%
Moruya Airport AWS 17.2 -0.3 19.6 7th 6.1 +0.6 -1.2 25th 75.8 84.6 average 90%
Moruya Heads Pilot Station 16.9 +0.1 18.9 13th 8.2 +1.1 4.0 24th 80.4 88.4 average 91%
Narooma (Marine Rescue)     19.4 15th 9.0 +1.0 5.9 25th 88.2 89.7 average 98%
Nerriga AWS 12.1   15.9 7th 2.6   -4.3 25th 38.6
Ulladulla AWS 16.2 -0.7 18.6 13th 9.8 -0.1 5.5 23rd 98.8 121.3 average 81%
Southern Tablelands (Goulburn-Monaro) (district 70)
Bombala (Therry Street) 11.8 +0.2 15.7 7th 0.8 +0.9 -6.3 23rd 48.2 60.4 average 80%
Bombala AWS 10.3 -0.7 14.3 7th 1.3 +0.6 -4.7 23rd 45.2 56.7 average 80%
Canberra Airport 13.2   16.6 7th 1.8   -5.7 24th 27.8 48.4 average 57%
Cooma Airport AWS 9.6 -1.1 14.1 7th -0.1 +1.0 -7.9 23rd 30.6 41.2 average 74%
Cooma Visitors Centre 11.3 -0.6 15.0 7th -0.6 +0.7 -9.5 23rd 21.3 40.2 average 53%
Goulburn Airport AWS 12.5 +0.1 16.1 7th 0.9 -0.4 -7.3 25th 19.2 59.2 low 32%
Goulburn TAFE 12.1 -0.2 16.1 7th 2.7 +0.1 -4.3 25th 24.4 53.1 low 46%
Mount Ginini AWS 2.6 -1.3 6.1 7th -1.6 -0.6 -5.5 17th 106.6 86.8 average 123%
Taralga Post Office 11.0 -0.2 14.5 7th 1.9 +0.2 -5.0 25th 50.5 76.0 average 66%
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 13.0 -0.1 16.1 7th 1.9 +0.6 -6.5 24th 24.6 54.3 low 45%
Southern Tablelands (Snowy Mountains) (district 71)
Perisher Valley AWS 3.4   7.7 27th -3.2   -9.4 25th 165.6
Thredbo AWS 0.6 -1.0 3.7 25th -3.8 0.0 -6.9 20th 90.8 88.2 average 103%
Thredbo Village     9.0 7th -1.9 +0.5 -8.5 25th 137.5 160.0 average 86%
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 14.5 +0.5 19.6 7th 3.2 -0.5 -1.9 25th 63.0 61.6 average 102%
Cabramurra SMHEA AWS 4.6 -0.9 8.5 6th 0.1 -0.4 -3.0 18th 122.2 118.3 average 103%
Hume Reservoir 14.0 +0.9 19.2 7th 5.5 +0.7 0.5 25th 59.8 67.2 average 89%
Khancoban AWS 12.0 -0.2 16.9 6th 1.8 -0.3 -3.1 26th 102.6 92.4 average 111%
Tumbarumba Post Office 12.2 +0.4 17.9 6th 0.1 -0.1 -6.5 25th 81.6 102.0 average 80%
Wagga Wagga AMO 14.8 +0.9 19.6 7th 4.1 +0.4 -2.0 25th 40.2 50.4 average 80%
Southwest Slopes (North) (district 73)
Burrinjuck Dam 13.2 +0.7 17.5 7th 3.8 -0.4 -0.6 1st 90.6 96.1 average 94%
Cootamundra Airport 14.3 +0.4 19.1 7th 2.0 -0.1 -5.0 25th 43.5 59.9 low 73%
Grenfell (Manganese Rd) 14.5 +0.6 20.0 7th 2.4 -1.6 -3.3 25th 40.5 58.0 average 70%
Gundagai (Nangus Rd) 15.0 +1.1 19.5 7th 3.1 -0.3 -3.4 25th 47.8 62.2 average 77%
Temora Airport 15.0 +0.2 20.4 7th 3.3 +0.2 -5.0 25th 51.0 49.6 average 103%
Young Airport 14.1 +0.2 19.0 7th 2.0 -0.3 -3.4 24th 58.4 61.4 average 95%
Riverina (East) (district 74)
Corowa Airport 14.5 +0.6 19.2 6th 1.3 -2.3 -3.6 26th 42.7 55.8 average 77%
Deniliquin Airport AWS 14.7 -0.3 18.9 6th 3.1 -1.0 -3.5 26th 22.8 29.6 average 77%
Kapooka (Defence) 14.8   19.6 7th 3.6   -4.3 25th 38.2
Narrandera Airport AWS 15.4 +0.3 20.1 6th 3.6 -0.3 -3.0 26th 42.8 38.6 average 111%
Tocumwal Airport 14.7 -0.1 19.6 6th 3.5 -0.8 -2.3 23rd 32.5 44.0 average 74%
Yanco Agricultural Institute 15.5 +0.3 20.2 6th 5.1 -0.6 -1.4 25th 29.2 34.7 average 84%
Riverina (West) (district 75)
Griffith Airport AWS 16.0 +0.5 20.5 7th 4.1 -0.4 -2.9 25th 33.0 35.3 average 93%
Hay Airport AWS 16.1 +0.2 20.3 7th 3.0 -1.0 -4.6 25th 20.0 24.7 average 81%
Hillston Airport 16.7 +0.9 20.6 7th 3.7 -1.2 -3.0 25th 17.6 35.0 low 50%
Lake Cargelligo Airport 16.8 +0.7 20.4 7th 5.2 +0.6 0.8 25th 36.2 37.4 average 97%
Note: From 2017, information about Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands can be found in the climate summary for the Remote Islands and Antarctica

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists the main features of the weather in New South Wales using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 2 July 2018. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites 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 10 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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