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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
≥ 40.0°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
≥ 35.0°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
≥ 30.0°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
≤ 2.0°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
≤ 0.0°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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Weather News

Bushfire fears as southern Queensland faces significant fire risk over the weekend

17:13 EST

Southern Queensland is in the grip of hot and dry conditions which prompted major fears for significant bushfires over the weekend.

Sydney sizzles as September heat record broken in NSW

14:14 EST

A new September record for New South Wales has been broken and total fire bans remain in place across half of the state as an unseasonal heatwave takes hold.

Fronts and troughs leading to seesaw temperatures in southeast Australia

14:11 EST

Cloud cover and wind direction changes are conspiring to make for very fast changes in temperature over parts of Victoria and NSW on Saturday.