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McArthur River Climate

McArthur River Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
35.9 35.3 35.2 34.8 32.5 29.9 30.0 32.1 35.3 37.8 38.7 37.7 34.5
Mean Min (°C)
25.0 24.7 23.5 20.6 16.8 12.9 12.1 13.4 17.2 21.0 24.2 25.1 19.7
Mean Rain (mm)
208.2 184.4 152.8 31.6 7.6 1.8 2.3 0.4 5.7 20.8 60.7 132.0 821.1
Median Rain (mm)
170.0 162.1 109.2 14.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 37.2 88.6 669.5
Mean Rain Days
13.8 13.3 10.8 3.3 1.2 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.8 2.0 5.7 9.9 59.3

McArthur River Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.0 45.3 42.4 40.0 37.7 35.6 35.9 37.9 40.6 43.7 44.3 46.0 46.0
Low Max (°C)
24.5 25.1 24.8 22.2 20.2 17.7 18.2 20.0 22.9 28.0 28.3 25.8 17.7
High Min (°C)
32.6 30.0 29.3 27.3 25.7 23.7 23.2 23.7 26.1 29.4 29.9 32.3 32.6
Low Min (°C)
16.0 17.0 13.8 7.5 3.2 1.6 1.0 2.7 6.0 9.3 14.5 16.5 1.0
High Rain (mm)
173.4 197.6 124.1 162.2 86.4 15.0 49.0 11.6 48.4 90.6 200.4 122.4 200.4

McArthur River Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
40.0 39.9 38.6 37.5 34.8 32.7 32.2 34.3 37.0 39.8 40.7 40.6 36.0
Low Mn. Max (°C)
31.5 32.1 32.3 31.3 30.1 26.6 27.5 30.4 32.3 35.8 35.8 34.5 33.1
High Mn. Min (°C)
26.2 27.0 25.4 23.1 22.1 17.4 17.5 15.7 22.0 23.7 26.5 27.4 21.9
Low Mn. Min (°C)
22.0 23.0 20.5 17.0 13.0 9.0 8.8 9.3 12.0 16.9 22.1 22.9 17.4
High Rain (mm)
782.3 660.9 565.5 213.6 160.1 18.2 56.6 12.6 89.6 184.6 290.4 435.2 1624.8
Low Rain (mm)
10.1 5.2 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.4 22.4 293.6

McArthur River Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

MCARTHUR RIVER MINE AIRPORT

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

McArthur River Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
2.9 1.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 4.1 7.9 5.7 20.3
≥ 35.0°C
17.9 15.0 17.6 14.4 3.6 0.2 0.3 3.1 16.6 25.8 25.8 22.2 146.0
≥ 30.0°C
26.9 25.2 27.1 26.0 23.8 15.4 15.6 23.4 26.1 27.7 27.4 26.3 263.6
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

McArthur River 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
39.4 38.5 37.6 36.7 34.7 32.6 32.5 34.5 37.6 40.0 40.7 40.7 38.8
Low Max
32.2 31.7 32.3 32.9 29.8 26.9 27.0 29.5 33.0 35.6 36.6 34.8 30.2
High Min
26.6 26.2 25.2 23.4 20.7 17.4 16.8 17.7 21.7 24.6 26.7 27.2 25.4
Low Min
23.3 23.3 21.2 17.1 12.4 7.7 7.1 9.2 12.8 17.4 21.5 23.0 12.4

McArthur River Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
35 38 37 35 36 37 34 35 34 32 36 34 35.2
Earliest Entry
1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Maxima
35 39 38 35 36 37 35 35 34 32 35 34 35.4
Earliest Entry
1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
46 46 47 46 46 45 45 44 44 44 44 44 45.0
Earliest Entry
1969 1969 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

MCARTHUR RIVER MINE AIRPORT
Roper-McArthur, Northern Territory
16.4423°S 136.0760°E 40m AMSL
Commenced 1968
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