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Wave Hill Climate

Wave Hill Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
37.0 35.9 35.3 34.3 31.1 28.1 28.4 31.1 35.1 37.6 38.7 38.1 34.2
Mean Min (°C)
24.4 23.8 22.1 18.8 15.0 11.3 10.7 12.7 17.9 21.6 23.8 24.5 18.8
Mean Rain (mm)
147.0 176.3 122.9 19.3 8.4 4.4 4.2 0.9 8.4 28.2 59.2 114.6 691.5
Median Rain (mm)
143.0 179.6 82.3 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 19.0 48.5 106.0 652.3
Mean Rain Days
12.3 13.0 8.6 2.2 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.2 1.5 4.2 6.4 10.4 61.1

Wave Hill Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.0 44.5 43.5 39.9 38.8 35.7 36.0 38.0 41.5 45.0 45.6 45.2 45.6
Low Max (°C)
24.5 24.5 23.9 20.1 18.6 13.0 15.7 21.5 19.6 18.5 18.4 25.5 13.0
High Min (°C)
30.0 29.5 29.8 29.2 25.4 22.7 22.9 26.2 28.4 30.2 31.0 31.7 31.7
Low Min (°C)
15.5 16.4 11.7 5.0 3.4 1.3 0.0 0.1 6.0 9.4 12.9 16.1 0.0
High Rain (mm)
125.0 151.8 205.0 109.6 43.8 39.6 86.4 25.7 48.0 37.7 89.0 86.0 205.0

Wave Hill Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
41.0 40.7 39.8 37.1 34.3 31.4 30.7 33.8 37.5 40.4 41.7 40.9 36.2
Low Mn. Max (°C)
32.3 32.5 31.3 30.7 28.1 24.1 25.6 27.9 30.9 34.9 34.9 34.7 32.2
High Mn. Min (°C)
26.1 25.7 24.9 22.7 19.5 15.9 15.6 15.9 22.1 25.0 25.9 26.3 21.1
Low Mn. Min (°C)
23.3 22.3 18.9 15.2 10.6 7.3 6.7 8.3 13.9 18.0 21.8 22.8 16.7
High Rain (mm)
420.2 428.1 454.4 187.2 64.5 71.4 93.8 25.8 65.2 112.6 183.1 364.8 1201.8
Low Rain (mm)
11.2 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 16.8 241.3

Wave Hill Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

WAVE HILL

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

Wave Hill Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
6.4 3.9 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 6.0 11.4 9.3 38.6
≥ 35.0°C
22.3 16.5 18.0 13.5 3.1 0.1 0.2 3.4 17.2 25.4 25.9 25.2 167.6
≥ 30.0°C
29.3 26.5 28.8 27.5 20.8 9.7 10.9 20.2 26.3 28.7 28.3 29.7 280.2
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
≤ 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

Wave Hill 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
40.5 39.8 38.4 37.0 34.5 32.0 31.8 34.5 38.1 40.4 41.5 41.4 39.4
Low Max
33.3 32.3 32.5 31.8 27.5 24.4 24.8 27.5 31.8 34.9 36.0 34.6 28.8
High Min
26.1 25.5 24.5 23.0 19.7 16.0 15.3 18.1 22.7 25.5 26.9 27.0 25.0
Low Min
22.6 22.2 19.0 15.1 10.5 6.9 6.0 7.6 12.8 17.2 20.8 22.4 11.0

Wave Hill Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
39 38 40 40 40 39 41 40 40 39 41 41 39.7
Earliest Entry
1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1973 1973 1973
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Maxima
40 39 40 40 40 39 41 40 39 39 40 41 39.7
Earliest Entry
1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1973 1973 1973
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Rainfall
41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 40 40.8
Earliest Entry
1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

WAVE HILL
Victoria River, Northern Territory
17.3869°S 131.1166°E 196m AMSL
Commenced 1973
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Kimberley wet season causing havoc but creating tourism opportunities

21:31 EDT

WA's Kimberley is in the midst of one of its biggest wet seasons on record, causing headaches for emergency services, remote communities and cattle stations cut off by flooding, but it has not been all bad news for the region.

Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria prompting evacuations at Borroloola

19:40 EDT

Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria have been evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they wait for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.

King Ash Bay fishing village flooded as Tropical Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

14:35 EDT

Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.