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Papunya Climate

Papunya Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
38.0 37.0 34.5 31.9 25.8 22.1 22.7 25.3 31.1 34.5 35.5 36.4 31.2
Mean Min (°C)
22.8 22.3 20.1 16.3 10.5 6.6 6.3 8.1 13.3 17.4 19.5 21.5 15.3
Mean Rain (mm)
46.9 38.8 46.8 16.6 23.0 15.3 9.8 6.0 6.5 18.5 34.8 35.2 299.3
Median Rain (mm)
25.5 8.8 12.2 0.3 9.9 3.2 0.0 1.2 1.2 5.0 22.6 19.7 256.5
Mean Rain Days
4.8 4.1 3.0 1.5 2.7 1.9 1.2 1.2 1.4 2.7 4.5 4.6 29.5

Papunya Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
44.5 43.5 41.5 38.8 34.5 30.2 30.1 35.5 39.1 41.5 43.5 44.1 44.5
Low Max (°C)
22.0 25.0 21.5 17.3 9.5 11.4 13.3 13.4 20.5 18.2 18.0 24.0 9.5
High Min (°C)
31.6 28.4 27.4 26.5 20.2 18.0 15.5 18.5 22.4 26.6 26.5 29.1 31.6
Low Min (°C)
15.2 14.0 11.4 7.1 1.7 -0.7 0.5 -0.5 4.0 8.0 11.1 12.2 -0.7
High Rain (mm)
73.4 101.0 148.1 82.6 54.3 63.4 46.2 22.9 22.6 40.8 137.2 47.4 148.1

Papunya Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
41.6 39.3 37.8 35.1 28.9 23.6 23.8 29.2 32.3 36.0 38.9 38.7 32.3
Low Mn. Max (°C)
35.1 34.7 31.1 29.4 22.5 19.8 21.1 22.5 28.0 31.2 32.9 33.5 29.5
High Mn. Min (°C)
25.0 24.0 22.3 19.2 13.5 9.2 7.7 10.6 15.2 19.2 21.2 22.7 16.1
Low Mn. Min (°C)
21.8 20.7 18.0 15.2 8.9 4.1 4.2 7.0 10.5 16.9 17.4 20.6 13.8
High Rain (mm)
383.7 347.4 311.5 119.5 172.5 92.9 116.4 54.1 31.5 124.2 170.7 114.6 598.8
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 71.5

Papunya Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

PAPUNYA

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

Papunya Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40°C
9.4 5.1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.9 5.1 20.6
≥ 35°C
23.3 20.0 14.1 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 5.0 12.2 15.5 17.7 99.2
≥ 30°C
26.6 24.6 24.8 17.0 4.5 0.3 0.1 3.3 17.6 19.8 21.8 24.1 162.5
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.5 1.4 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2
≤ 0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

Papunya 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
41.5 40.5 38.5 35.5 30.8 26.7 26.8 29.9 35.5 38.4 39.9 40.5 39.0
Low Max
34.5 34.0 31.8 28.4 22.4 18.5 19.5 20.5 25.9 30.8 31.5 31.8 23.0
High Min
25.5 25.5 23.9 20.3 14.9 11.2 9.5 13.0 17.9 21.1 23.1 24.9 23.2
Low Min
20.0 19.5 16.0 12.2 7.0 3.5 3.0 4.3 9.0 14.0 16.4 18.4 6.6

Papunya Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
9 9 9 8 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 8.9
Earliest Entry
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001
Latest Entry
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2012 2011 2014
Years of Maxima
10 10 10 9 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 9 9.7
Earliest Entry
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001
Latest Entry
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2012 2011 2014
Years of Rainfall
46 47 47 47 47 45 46 45 45 45 44 44 45.5
Earliest Entry
1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1959 1958
Latest Entry
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2012 2011 2014

Station Details

PAPUNYA
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
23.2044°S 131.9156°E 608m AMSL
Commenced 1957
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July wrap up around the grounds

16:19 EST

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Widespread rain to quench thirsty West Australian crops

16:02 EST

Widespread, drenching rain across many parts of Western Australia's agricultural region, brings a smile to the faces of local farmers.

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15:20 EST

Some encase Darwin's homes in a gnarled mesh vestige while others stand like spiked watchmen separating the street from those living inside.