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Watarrka Climate

Watarrka Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
38.2 37.0 34.7 30.6 24.9 21.3 21.6 24.3 29.4 33.1 35.1 36.3 30.5
Mean Min (°C)
23.5 23.2 20.8 16.6 11.0 7.0 6.2 8.4 13.1 17.3 19.9 21.9 15.7
Mean Rain (mm)
42.6 44.5 34.9 15.0 23.7 18.6 14.7 6.7 10.6 25.3 46.1 41.7 325.0
Median Rain (mm)
11.6 9.8 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.9 1.7 2.6 2.4 13.2 42.0 26.0 250.9
Mean Rain Days
5.4 5.0 2.9 2.8 3.2 2.8 2.7 1.7 2.9 4.2 6.4 7.4 44.8

Watarrka Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.3 45.2 42.6 40.0 33.9 31.2 30.8 34.9 38.0 43.0 44.2 45.3 45.3
Low Max (°C)
20.1 19.8 16.1 13.2 12.0 10.6 6.8 13.4 11.6 17.1 15.9 19.8 6.8
High Min (°C)
32.2 32.5 30.7 27.5 22.0 19.4 18.2 23.7 24.4 28.1 30.2 32.0 32.5
Low Min (°C)
15.7 12.0 8.3 3.1 -0.5 -4.6 -5.1 -3.6 -2.8 4.0 7.8 10.4 -5.1
High Rain (mm)
93.9 100.6 81.6 62.4 64.0 53.2 36.0 25.0 33.5 49.0 72.2 41.8 100.6

Watarrka Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
40.5 40.2 37.9 34.7 28.3 25.0 23.9 28.9 31.9 36.7 39.0 38.9 31.8
Low Mn. Max (°C)
35.1 33.5 27.6 25.4 21.0 18.1 18.3 20.7 25.5 29.2 31.3 33.1 27.6
High Mn. Min (°C)
26.4 24.9 23.2 20.7 13.7 11.3 8.4 11.6 15.9 20.8 23.6 23.9 17.1
Low Mn. Min (°C)
21.6 20.6 17.0 12.9 7.7 3.4 2.0 6.2 11.0 13.3 17.5 20.1 13.7
High Rain (mm)
185.0 377.8 237.2 161.6 158.1 133.5 82.5 38.9 104.9 123.7 168.5 103.9 869.7
Low Rain (mm)
1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 78.2

Watarrka Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

WATARRKA

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

Watarrka Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
10.2 6.4 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 3.8 5.5 25.6
≥ 35.0°C
24.7 18.8 15.2 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 11.7 15.2 18.9 99.9
≥ 30.0°C
28.4 23.5 25.8 17.3 3.1 0.3 0.2 2.6 14.8 22.1 24.3 25.4 167.6
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.5 4.5 2.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.1
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.2 1.9 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
41.6 40.9 38.6 34.9 29.4 25.9 26.2 29.3 34.4 37.8 39.9 40.5 38.6
Low Max
34.8 32.5 30.6 26.5 20.2 17.0 17.0 19.6 23.2 27.7 30.5 31.1 21.4
High Min
26.8 26.4 24.6 20.9 15.5 12.1 10.8 13.3 18.3 21.6 24.4 25.8 23.8
Low Min
20.4 20.0 16.7 12.5 5.8 2.0 2.1 3.2 7.8 12.4 16.0 18.0 6.4

Watarrka Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
23 22 21 21 21 22 24 24 24 24 24 23 22.8
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Maxima
24 22 22 22 21 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 23.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
26 26 26 26 26 24 26 26 25 26 26 25 25.7
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

WATARRKA
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
24.2918°S 131.5490°E 614m AMSL
Commenced 1990
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Weather News

Clear signs of drought in western NSW

21:05 EST

The prospect of El Nino forming during the second half of 2018 is troubling for parched western NSW, where some places are experiencing their driest year to date in more than five decades.

Young farmers taught 'drought driving' skills as country roads plagued by millions of 'roos

14:26 EST

An initiative by Hay Inc in the New South Wales Riverina town of Hay is teaching young farmers life-saving 'drought driving' lessons on how to drive when faced with kangaroos on the road.

BOM declares a 50 per cent chance of El Nino this spring, possible dry and warm conditions ahead

13:31 EST

Warm and dry — that has been the story of the season, and now there is a good chance that is set to continue for south-east Australia.