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Barrow Creek Climate

Barrow Creek Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
37.1 35.4 33.4 30.2 25.5 22.6 22.2 25.5 29.2 33.0 35.4 37.0 30.6
Mean Min (°C)
24.0 23.3 21.2 17.2 12.7 9.3 8.0 10.6 14.3 18.4 21.5 23.2 17.1
Mean Rain (mm)
57.4 66.6 42.7 13.4 14.6 11.2 8.4 5.1 8.7 17.4 28.2 43.3 313.3
Median Rain (mm)
32.7 41.9 13.6 1.3 0.8 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.5 7.0 19.6 31.2 273.3
Mean Rain Days
4.9 5.1 3.1 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.2 0.9 1.3 3.0 4.1 5.0 29.6

Barrow Creek Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
44.5 43.7 40.6 37.9 34.8 31.0 31.0 35.1 36.7 40.7 42.5 43.6 44.5
Low Max (°C)
21.8 19.1 20.7 13.9 13.4 11.0 9.9 10.4 12.8 15.6 11.0 20.9 9.9
High Min (°C)
32.3 30.6 28.8 25.2 23.0 20.1 17.5 21.7 24.5 28.7 29.8 31.5 32.3
Low Min (°C)
13.2 14.6 9.9 7.5 2.3 -1.1 -0.4 -0.5 3.3 6.2 9.3 11.1 -1.1
High Rain (mm)
158.4 233.7 228.6 67.8 73.9 51.3 80.6 53.3 61.0 47.8 85.1 200.0 233.7

Barrow Creek Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
40.3 40.2 37.2 32.6 27.7 25.3 25.6 28.5 32.6 35.8 38.4 39.4 32.1
Low Mn. Max (°C)
31.7 30.8 29.8 27.2 23.0 19.6 18.9 20.3 25.4 29.8 32.5 33.8 28.8
High Mn. Min (°C)
26.3 26.7 23.6 20.5 15.2 11.8 11.7 13.1 16.6 21.3 24.0 24.6 18.3
Low Mn. Min (°C)
19.3 20.8 19.0 14.9 8.8 6.4 5.1 6.8 11.8 16.0 18.0 20.4 15.2
High Rain (mm)
351.0 454.9 340.8 143.6 179.4 109.7 139.0 108.4 104.2 96.5 184.4 255.2 1153.4
Low Rain (mm)
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 70.3

Barrow Creek Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

BARROW CREEK

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

Barrow Creek Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
6.9 2.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.3 5.8 17.8
≥ 35.0°C
22.3 15.2 10.1 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.2 10.5 17.7 21.9 99.3
≥ 30.0°C
28.1 23.3 24.6 15.8 3.3 0.2 0.5 4.5 13.5 21.8 25.9 27.1 184.7
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
≤ 0.0°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 0.2

Barrow Creek 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
40.8 39.4 37.4 34.1 29.6 26.8 26.7 30.2 33.8 37.1 39.2 40.5 38.0
Low Max
32.6 30.9 29.6 26.0 21.4 18.5 18.2 20.6 24.5 28.4 31.2 33.4 22.7
High Min
27.1 26.6 24.4 20.7 16.5 13.1 12.3 14.9 18.6 22.4 25.0 26.5 24.2
Low Min
21.3 20.5 17.8 13.2 8.8 5.5 4.4 6.2 10.0 14.6 17.7 20.1 9.0

Barrow Creek Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
24 23 24 23 21 22 22 21 23 22 23 22 22.5
Earliest Entry
1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964
Latest Entry
1988 1988 1988 1988 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1988
Years of Maxima
24 23 24 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 23 22 22.5
Earliest Entry
1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964
Latest Entry
1988 1988 1988 1988 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1988
Years of Rainfall
119 122 120 120 122 122 128 127 125 119 119 117 121.4
Earliest Entry
1883 1880 1881 1880 1877 1876 1875 1874 1875 1881 1884 1884 1874
Latest Entry
2016 2016 2014 2012 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2015 2016

Station Details

BARROW CREEK
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
21.5317°S 133.8901°E 511m AMSL
Commenced 1874
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