Greater Adelaide in December 2017: wetter than average and slightly warmer than average

December rainfall was above average at most sites in Adelaide and the Hills. After a cool start, several hot days later in the month resulted in mean daytime and night time temperatures for December that were generally slightly warmer than average.

Wetter than average

  • December rainfall was above average at most sites in Adelaide and the Hills
  • December totals ranged from 88% of average at Mount Crawford to 165% of average at Noarlunga
  • There were two significant rain events during the month: most sites around Adelaide had their wettest day of the month on the 1st, with another very wet day on the 19th
  • On the 1st, a large cloud band across the country brought rain to Adelaide, including around 13 mm in the city and more than 20 mm at sites in the Hills
  • Several cold fronts crossed the city during the first week of December, keeping temperatures cool and bringing rainfall to the city on most days until the 8th
  • On 19 December, a complex low pressure system and cold front brought thunderstorms and rain to the Adelaide region, including more than 10 mm to the city

Slightly warmer than average

  • December began with more than a week of cooler than average temperatures across the Adelaide region
  • Adelaide city had its coldest first week of December since 1969, with maximum temperatures at West Terrace averaging 21.1 °C, almost five degrees cooler than average
  • Temperatures were generally warmer than average for the last three weeks of the month, resulting in a warmer than average December overall
  • Mean maximum temperatures ranged from 0.4 °C cooler than average at Noarlunga to 2.6 °C warmer than average at Mount Lofty

Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)

  • Total rainfall for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 29.2 mm, which is 111% of the long-term average of 26.3 mm
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 27.0 °C, which is 0.2 °C above the long-term average of 26.8 °C. The warmest day was 39.4 °C on the 13th, and the coolest day was on the 2nd when the temperature reached 19.6 °C
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) was 15.6 °C, which is 0.5 °C above the long-term average of 15.1 °C. The coldest morning was 10.8 °C on the 7th, and the warmest morning was on the 13th when the minimum temperature was 25.9 °C

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Extremes in December 2017
Hottest day 42.6 °C at Edinburgh RAAF on the 13th
Warmest days on average 28.7 °C at Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre)
Coolest days on average 22.0 °C at Mount Lofty
Coldest day 12.1 °C at Mount Lofty on the 7th
Coldest night 6.2 °C at Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) on the 8th
Coolest nights on average 11.2 °C at Mount Lofty
Warmest nights on average 15.8 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Warmest night 27.0 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town) on the 13th
Warmest on average overall 21.9 °C at Adelaide (Kent Town)
Coolest on average overall 16.6 °C at Mount Lofty
Wettest overall 55.2 mm at Mount Lofty
Driest overall 24.8 mm at Regency Park
Wettest day 29.4 mm at Woodside on the 1st
Strongest wind gust 72 km/h at Outer Harbour (Black Pole) on the 23rd
72 km/h at Sellicks Hill (Mount Terrible Radar) on the 24th and 25th




Summary statistics for December 2017
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
December
2017
Diff
from
average
Highest for
December
2017
Mean for
December
2017
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
December
2017
Total for
December
2017
Average
for
December
Rank of
December
2017
Fraction of
December
average
Adelaide (Kent Town) 27.9 +0.7 38.8 13th 15.8 +0.2 10.4 8th 28.2 29.1 average 97%
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) 27.0 +0.2 39.4 13th 15.6 +0.5 10.8 7th 29.2 26.3 average 111%
Adelaide Airport 26.1 +0.3 38.4 13th 15.3 +0.7 10.7 8th 31.6 24.2 high 131%
Edinburgh RAAF 28.0 +0.1 42.6 13th 15.1 +0.3 8.6 5th 30.0 25.7 average 117%
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 23.8 -0.1 36.9 13th 12.7 +0.1 7.9 8th 38.8 35.7 average 109%
Mount Barker 25.8 +0.7 37.1 13th 11.9 +1.4 7.1 8th 50.0 35.1 high 142%
Mount Crawford AWS 24.8 -0.2 36.7 13th 12.0 -0.1 7.3 8th 30.4 34.6 average 88%
Mount Lofty 22.0 +2.6 32.9 13th 11.2 +0.7 6.7 8th 55.2
Noarlunga 26.0 -0.4 38.2 13th 15.1 -0.3 9.8 8th 36.2 21.9 high 165%
Parafield Airport 28.4 +0.6 40.4 13th 15.1 +0.2 9.5 9th 37.0 25.2 high 147%
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 28.7 +0.4 41.0 13th 13.1 -0.4 6.2 8th 29.2 24.3 average 120%

Daily maximum temperatures for December 2017
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Adelaide (Kent Town)21.420.320.222.322.925.019.321.324.829.531.038.738.826.026.827.334.635.228.823.023.932.837.724.829.435.438.128.225.824.526.4
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)21.119.620.222.121.823.119.920.824.028.228.837.539.424.225.627.033.135.328.122.322.731.337.424.129.634.737.626.324.323.624.4
Adelaide Airport20.920.419.921.520.921.419.320.022.924.928.336.238.423.023.227.530.335.927.022.022.029.637.124.929.533.336.025.022.722.722.3
Edinburgh RAAF22.019.720.222.022.223.420.021.224.729.930.438.042.624.426.926.734.635.528.923.224.732.638.926.130.634.840.127.524.824.725.2
Kuitpo Forest Reserve15.015.715.817.618.620.816.218.221.425.125.534.036.922.422.824.930.330.724.219.521.928.133.318.922.830.635.527.122.620.521.4
Mount Barker16.918.318.419.121.023.818.420.923.328.527.934.237.123.825.527.030.531.525.622.225.729.834.521.726.132.035.026.324.923.325.3
Mount Crawford AWS16.916.016.617.919.621.215.218.022.527.029.234.336.723.124.628.430.931.024.720.724.729.334.320.625.231.035.626.024.221.123.4
Mount Lofty14.313.413.216.117.519.112.115.419.524.126.131.232.920.421.225.528.529.121.716.921.025.631.118.423.429.032.223.120.418.320.1
Noarlunga18.920.719.021.721.722.019.720.123.026.429.636.638.223.723.926.031.334.726.821.621.929.535.422.626.733.335.726.023.223.122.3
Parafield Airport22.920.321.223.522.824.520.422.025.329.831.238.540.425.627.027.535.037.329.323.924.932.838.126.631.135.339.727.925.724.925.9
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre)20.820.519.422.223.524.219.821.525.730.432.638.241.025.431.034.635.530.024.027.034.038.726.230.035.240.029.427.525.026.3
Values are the maximum temperature, usually in the 24 hours from 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred in the afternoon of that day.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily minimum temperatures for December 2017
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Adelaide (Kent Town)17.814.312.213.312.413.811.810.410.612.513.113.527.018.213.613.917.222.420.617.312.013.514.416.213.317.924.922.319.216.914.2
Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira)14.412.312.013.310.811.012.011.612.013.025.917.312.812.915.422.020.816.811.814.016.017.725.021.618.616.813.1
Adelaide Airport17.915.012.813.412.213.711.510.711.012.112.512.122.318.013.413.014.821.620.517.712.212.513.716.313.918.020.621.118.217.413.7
Edinburgh RAAF17.714.012.413.38.612.310.111.59.811.111.911.525.718.411.811.913.625.421.016.210.912.314.216.813.917.725.021.619.317.012.7
Kuitpo Forest Reserve13.710.38.89.59.810.49.27.910.011.511.511.521.215.010.911.313.520.217.113.611.211.414.812.69.813.219.917.414.012.710.8
Mount Barker14.910.88.29.29.510.47.47.17.311.612.28.318.015.88.79.012.920.518.713.510.112.010.913.39.611.514.618.514.812.48.1
Mount Crawford AWS14.29.27.57.98.09.49.17.39.79.89.912.222.714.69.610.211.819.717.511.79.69.515.211.87.912.318.619.313.511.79.7
Mount Lofty12.58.26.97.58.18.18.06.78.98.78.613.421.513.28.69.811.418.913.811.58.310.216.610.16.911.318.817.712.911.18.7
Noarlunga16.413.912.012.511.713.411.09.811.813.914.114.923.516.812.813.316.621.119.715.913.013.514.415.412.916.721.620.617.215.213.6
Parafield Airport17.813.911.312.710.613.010.110.09.511.611.411.625.518.312.412.515.723.720.616.210.912.312.715.913.618.124.822.018.517.012.8
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre)17.812.58.59.26.811.07.66.26.59.59.410.620.217.28.68.512.724.420.914.213.015.712.515.520.621.018.613.08.5
Values are the minimum temperature, usually in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred that morning.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily rainfall for December 2017
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Adelaide (Brighton) 12.4
Adelaide (Hope Valley Reservoir) 19.0 2.6 0.2 1.8 - - 0.6 3.0 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 9.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0
Adelaide (Kent Town) 12.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 - 0.6 1.8 - - - - - - - - - - 10.4 - 0.2 - - - - - - - 1.4 - 0.2
Adelaide (Keswick) 15.0 0.6 0.2 0.6 - - 1.0 2.4 - - - - - - - - - - 9.0 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - 2.4 - -
Adelaide (Morphett Vale) 15.0





4.4




1.0


0.8 18.0








2.0

Adelaide (Salisbury Bowling Club) 18.4
















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Adelaide (Seaton) 16.6
1.8


1.8










8.8








3.8

Adelaide (Tea Tree Gully Council) - - - 24.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.4 - 0.4









Adelaide (West Terrace / ngayirdapira) 13.0 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.2 - 0.8 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - 10.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.2 0.2 -
Adelaide Airport 15.0 0.2 0.6 0.2 - - 1.2 2.2 - - - - - - - - - - 9.6 - 0.2 - - - - - - - 2.4 - -
Adelaide Airport Alert 19.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 - - 1.4 2.8 - - - - - - - - - - 10.2 - 0.2 - - - - - - - 2.8 - -
Aldgate 18.0 6.6 1.8 3.4 1.2 - 0.8 2.4 - - - - - - - - - 2.0 10.8 - - - - - - - - - 4.0 0.3 -
Ashton Co-op 21.8 4.2 4.4 1.0 - 1.4 2.2 - - - - - - 0.2 - 0.4 8.6 1.4 - - - - - - - - 1.8
Athelstone (Black Hill) 20.2 2.6 0.2 0.6 0.2 - 0.6 3.0 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 9.8 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 0.2
Balhannah (Killara Park) 19.8 6.0 3.2 1.0 1.0 - 0.2 1.4 - - - - - - 0.4 - - 0.2 5.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - 1.8 - -
Beaumont 13.2 0.4 - - - - 0.8 2.6 - - - - - - - - - - 9.0 0.2 - - - - - - - - 1.6 - -
Belair 14.0 2.4 1.2 1.2 0.4 - 0.2 3.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 9.0 - - - - - - - - - 3.6 0.2 0.4
Belair (St Johns) 15.0 2.0 0.4 0.4 0.2 - 0.4 5.0 - - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.2 9.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - 4.6 - 0.2
Belair (State Flora Nursery) 16.4 3.2 1.0 0.8 0.4 - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 11.2 - - - - - - - - 4.0 - 0.4
Bellevue Heights 12.2 0.8 0.8 1.6 - - 0.2 3.8 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 0.2 10.4 - - - - - - - - - 3.6 0.2 -
Birdwood 19.0 1.0 1.6 2.8 0.4 - 1.0 1.8 - - - - - - - - - - 6.2 - 0.8 - - - - - - - - - 0.2
Birdwood (McVittie's Hill) 21.8 4.2 0.4 1.2 0.4 - 0.8 1.2 - - - - - - 0.8 - - - 4.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.2
Blackwood (Wittunga) 13.4 1.6 1.2 1.2 0.4
0.6 3.2




0.4


1.0 11.0 0.2







3.6

Bolivar Treatment Works 20.4 3.4 - 0.4 - - 0.4 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - 9.8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bridgewater - - - - 4.8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.0

Brownhill Creek (Scotch College) 15.2 1.8 0.2 0.4 0.2 - 0.4 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - 10.4 - - - - - - - - - 2.6 0.2 -
Burnside 14.8 1.0 - 0.2 - - 0.8 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - 12.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - 2.0 0.2 -
Cherry Gardens 18.4 3.8 1.8 1.8 0.8 - 0.8 2.2 - - - - - 0.8 - - - 1.6 11.0 1.6 - - - - - - - - 4.0

Clarendon 12.0 - 3.0 - 2.0 - - 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - 13.4 - 0.4 - - - - - - - 5.0 - 0.6
Crafers (Mt Lofty) 19.6 4.4 3.2 3.8 0.8 - 0.6 4.2 0.2 - - - - - 0.4 - - 0.8 11.0 0.2 2.4 - - - - - - - 2.8 0.2 0.4
Crafers West 15.2 4.2 1.8 2.0 1.0 - 0.4 2.2 - - - - - - - - - 0.4 10.8 0.2 2.4 0.2 - - - - - - 2.0 0.4 0.4
Cromer Road 26.4 2.6 0.4 1.2 0.6 - 0.6 1.4 - - - - - - 0.2 - - - 4.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Cudlee Creek (Millbrook Reservoir) 18.0 0.6 1.2 3.0 0.4 - 0.6 2.0 - - - - - - - - - 0.4 8.8 - - - - - - - - - 0.4

Cudlee Creek (O'Deas Road) 21.8 1.0 1.8 2.8 0.4 - 0.6 2.0 - - - - - - 0.2 - - - 7.2 0.2 1.2 - - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 -
Echunga 15.8 6.6 2.4 4.0 1.6 - 0.2 0.8 - - - - - - 0.6 - - 1.0 10.4 0.6 - - - - - - - - 5.2 - -
Edinburgh RAAF 21.0
0.2 - - - - 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - 8.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Felixstow (Payneham) 12.2 0.4 0.2 - - - 0.8 1.8 0.2 - - - - - - - - - 8.4 0.2 - - - - - - - - 0.6 0.2 -
Gawler 23.6 4.2 - - - - 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Gould Creek (Hermitage) 17.8 1.4 - 1.0 - - 0.4 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - 7.0 - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - -
Greenacres 15.4 1.2 0.4 - - - 0.2 3.2 - - - - - - - - - - 7.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 - 0.2
Hahndorf 19.4 3.2 1.6 2.1 0.7 - - 2.5 0.1 - - - - - 0.3 - - 0.6 7.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - 2.4 - -
Halbury Road Salisbury (Halbury Road) 17.0 2.8 0.6 - - - 0.4 1.8 - - - - - - - - - - 8.6 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Happy Valley Reservoir 13.0 0.8 1.2 2.4


3.4





0.8

1.8 13.0
0.4






3.6

Harrogate 24.6 6.6 2.6 2.6 0.4 - 0.6 1.6 - - - - - - 1.2 - - - 5.2 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 - -
Harrogate (Mount Beevor South) 25.2 7.8 1.6 1.4 0.8 - 0.2 1.4 - - - - - - 0.4 - - - 4.2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Heathfield Works Depot 22.2 9.4 - - - - - - - - - - 15.6 2.0










Inglewood 21.4 0.8 1.0 0.4 - - 0.8 4.4 - - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.2 8.8 0.4 - - - - - - - - 0.6 - 0.2
Ironstone Road 20.2 2.0 1.4 2.2 0.2 - 0.6 1.6 - - - - - - - - - - 6.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.4
Kangarilla (Saddlebags) 23.4 2.4 1.0 0.4 0.8 - - 2.0 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 1.4 10.6 0.6 0.2 - - - - - - - 6.2 - -
Kanmantoo (Millbrae) 22.0 5.8 2.6 1.6 2.4 - - 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - 3.4 - 0.4 - - - - - - - - - -
Kersbrook 21.0 0.4 0.4 1.2 0.2 - 0.4 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - 7.8 0.2 1.8 - - - - - - - - 0.2 0.2
Kilburn 11.6 1.6 0.2 0.4 - - 0.4 2.4 - - - - - - - - - - 9.0 - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - -
Kuitpo Forest Reserve 10.4 2.4 2.0 2.4 - 0.2 0.2 1.6 - - 0.2 0.2 - - 0.6 - - 0.6 10.2 1.8 - - - - - - - - 5.6 0.2 0.2
Leawood Gardens (Eagle on The Hill) 13.4 3.2 0.8 1.2 0.2 - 0.6 2.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.6 11.8 0.2 0.6 - - - - - - - 2.2 0.4 0.2
Lenswood (Stringybark) 24.4 2.4 2.8 2.6 1.0 - 0.6 1.2 - - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.2 7.4 - 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 0.2
Lobethal 22.5 6.7 1.0 0.4









7.6








0.6

Lobethal 21.0 2.4 2.4 3.0 0.2 - 0.6 0.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.4 7.6 0.2 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.6 0.2 0.2
Lobethal (Maidment Road) 24.6 1.0 1.8 3.2 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.4 - - - - - - 0.8 - - 0.2 7.0 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 -
Long Ridge (Greenhill) 16.2 3.4 0.2 1.0 - - 0.8 2.0 0.2 - - - - - - - - 0.2 8.0 0.4 0.6 - - - - - - - 2.6 0.2 0.2
Longwood 15.0 5.0 1.2 2.0 1.2 - 0.4 2.4 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 0.6 9.6 0.2 0.4 - - - - - - - 5.0 0.2 -
Longwood 16.6 6.0 1.8 1.8 0.8 - 0.2 2.6 - - - - - - 0.4 - - 1.0 9.2 -










Macclesfield 15.4 15.2 1.8 - 0.2 0.8 - - - - - - - 1.2 7.0 - 1.2 - - - - - - - 5.0 - -
McLaren Vale (Pirramimma Winery) 11.6 1.0 - - - 0.6 - - - - - 0.2 - - - 15.0 0.6










Meadows 16.4 6.0 2.0 4.4 1.8 - 0.2 1.4 - - - - - 0.4 - - - 1.0 9.6 0.4 - - - - - - - - 6.6 -
Mitchell Park (Marion) 15.6 0.8 0.6 1.0 - - 0.2 4.4 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 9.8 - - - - - - - - - 4.0 - -
Montacute 19.8 2.6 0.8 1.0 0.6 - 0.6 2.0 - - - - - - 0.2 - - - 9.0 - - 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.2 -
Morphettville 14.8 - - 0.4 - - 0.2 3.4 - - - - - - - - - - 7.8 - - - - - - - - - 1.8 - -
Mount Barker 22.2 4.8 4.2 1.4 0.6 - 0.4 1.6 - - - 0.2 - - 0.6 - - 0.6 6.2 0.4 0.8 - - - - - - 0.2 5.8 - -
Mount Bold Reservoir 22.6 2.8 1.4 0.8 0.2

1.4





0.2

1.6 11.2
0.8






4.4

Mount Crawford AWS 19.2 1.2 0.8 1.8 0.2 - 0.6 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 - 0.2
Mount Lofty 18.8 4.0 3.0 3.4 0.6 0.2 0.4 4.0 0.2 - - - - - 0.4 - - 0.8 13.2 - 2.6 - - - - - - - 3.0 0.2 0.4
Mt Bold (Scott Creek) 16.0 2.0 1.4 0.8 0.6 - 0.2 3.6 - - - - - - - - - 1.2 10.6 2.0 - - - - - - - - 3.8 0.4 -
Mt Torrens 21.2 4.2 0.8 3.4 0.4 - 0.2 0.6 - - - - - - 0.6 - - - 5.4 - - - - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 -
Mylor (Biggs Flat) 16.8 4.4 0.4 2.6 2.2 - 0.2 1.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - 0.4 7.8 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - 5.0 - -
Nairne 16.4 5.0 8.8 0.4 - - 1.8 - - - - - - - - 1.2 3.2 - - - - - - - - - 1.0 0.2
Noarlunga 12.2 0.6 1.2 0.4 0.2 - - 2.8 - - - - - 0.6 - - - 0.2 16.0 1.4 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.4 - -
North Adelaide 12.4 0.8 - - 3.4 1.8 - - - - - - - - - - 10.1











Parafield Airport 22.2 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.4 - 0.4 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - 9.8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Piccadilly (Woodhouse) 23.0 4.8 2.8 - 4.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.0 - 14.0 - - - - - - - 3.8 - 0.2 0.2
Prospect Hill 11.0 7.4 4.0 2.4 0.6 - 0.2 3.4 - - - - - 0.8 - - - 1.0 9.6 4.2 0.2 - - - - - - - 2.4 0.2 -
Red Creek (Burwood) 21.6 5.8 1.8 4.8 1.4 - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - 0.6 3.2 0.2 0.8 - - - - - - - 1.4 0.2 -
Regency Park 10.0 0.8 - 0.2 - - 0.6 2.2 - - - - - - - - - - 9.8 - - - - - - - - - 0.6 0.2 0.4
Rosedale (Turretfield Research Centre) 14.6 5.6 - 0.4 0.4 - 1.4 1.6 - - - - - - - - - - 4.8 - - - - - - - - - 0.4 - -
Rosslyn Park (Seaview) 17.0 1.6 0.4 0.2 - - 0.4 1.8 - - - - - - - - - - 10.2 - 0.4 - - - - - - - 0.8 0.2 -
Sellicks Beach 10.2 1.0 1.4 0.8 - - - 0.6 - - - - - 0.2 - - - - 17.2 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Upper Hermitage 20.4 - 1.8 0.6 - - 1.2 4.0 - - - - - - 0.2 - - - 8.4 - 2.6 - - - - - - - 0.8 - 0.4
Uraidla 21.4 3.8













9.4










2.2
Uraidla (Sutton Creek) 20.0 4.0 1.8 3.2 - 0.2 0.8 3.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.6 10.8 0.2 1.2 - - - - - - - 1.4 - 0.4
Verdun 18.8 3.2 1.2 2.2 1.0 - 0.2 1.6 - - - - - - 0.2 - - 0.2 7.4 0.4 0.6 - - - - - - - 2.4 - -
Williamstown 21.8 3.8 0.8 - 1.4 - 0.6 0.4 - - - - - - - - - - 5.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.4
Williamstown (South Para Reservoir) 22.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 - - 0.8 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - 4.6 - - - - - - - - - 0.4

Willunga 10.6 4.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0 14.2 7.2










Woodside 29.4 7.0

1.6 1.2









6.8











Woodside (Wicks Estate) 25.0 2.6 1.2 2.6 0.2 - 0.8 1.0 0.2 - - - - - 0.4 - - - 6.6 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - -
Most values are the precipitation in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated. Days marked with → are part of a longer accumulation, which is shown on the final day.
Values over 100 mm have been rounded to the nearest whole millimetre.
Days marked with - have a rainfall report of zero; days left blank have no rainfall report (which often indicates no rain fell).
Rainfalls coloured
according to the amount
0 1.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 25.0 50.0 100 150 200 300 400 600 millimetres

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists the main features of the weather in Greater Adelaide 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.

In September 2017 this summary was broadened to include data from observing sites in or near the Greater Adelaide “Greater Capital City Statistical Area” (GCCSA). The Australian Bureau of Statistics designed the GCCSAs to “include the population within the urban area of the city, as well as people who regularly socialise, shop or work within the city, and live in small towns and rural areas surrounding the city. It is important to note that GCCSAs do not define the built up edge of the city. They provide a stable definition for these cities and are designed for the output of a range of social and economic survey data.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at on Tuesday 9 January 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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