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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)
38.5 36.8 34.4 30.6 24.8 21.3 21.6 24.3 29.6 33.0 35.0 36.3 30.5
Mean Min (°C)
23.6 23.2 20.6 16.7 10.8 6.8 6.1 8.4 13.1 17.3 19.9 21.9 15.6
Mean Rain (mm)
35.4 48.7 38.1 16.0 22.1 17.8 15.5 5.5 11.0 27.3 47.6 37.9 323.1
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
5.1 5.4 3.0 3.0 3.3 2.6 2.8 1.6 2.7 4.4 6.6 7.3 46.0

Watarrka Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.3 45.2 42.3 39.0 33.9 31.2 30.5 34.9 38.0 43.0 44.2 45.3 45.3
Low Max (°C)
24.2 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 5.0 7.8 10.4 -5.1
High Rain (mm)
88.8 100.6 81.6 62.4 64.0 53.2 36.0 12.8 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 35.8 39.0 38.9 31.8
Low Mn. Max (°C)
36.1 33.5 27.6 25.4 21.0 18.1 18.3 20.7 26.2 29.2 31.3 33.1 27.6
High Mn. Min (°C)
26.4 24.7 23.2 20.7 13.7 11.3 8.4 11.6 15.9 20.3 23.6 23.9 17.1
Low Mn. Min (°C)
21.7 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)
177.5 377.8 237.2 161.6 158.1 133.5 82.5 25.3 104.9 123.7 168.5 103.9 869.7
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°C
11.2 6.4 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 3.8 5.7 26.4
≥ 35°C
25.5 19.1 15.2 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 11.6 15.4 19.5 102.3
≥ 30°C
29.1 24.1 26.6 17.9 3.2 0.3 0.2 2.7 15.5 22.3 25.0 25.9 173.2
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.8 4.7 2.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9
≤ 0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.3 2.0 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8

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
21 20 19 19 20 21 22 22 22 22 23 22 21.1
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2013 2013 2010 2010 2010 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Maxima
21 20 20 19 19 21 23 22 22 23 23 22 21.2
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2013 2013 2010 2010 2010 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Rainfall
24 23 23 23 24 23 24 24 23 24 24 23 23.4
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

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