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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 24.4 29.5 32.9 34.9 36.2 30.5
Mean Min (°C)
23.6 23.2 20.6 16.7 10.8 6.8 6.2 8.4 13.1 17.2 19.8 21.9 15.6
Mean Rain (mm)
34.9 47.1 38.1 14.0 22.2 17.9 15.9 5.8 11.5 28.4 48.6 36.7 322.2
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 5.6 3.0 2.8 3.3 2.8 2.8 1.7 2.8 4.6 6.6 7.3 46.4

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 31.7 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 20.1 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 3.7 5.5 26.8
≥ 35°C
25.5 19.1 15.2 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 11.3 15.3 19.3 103.8
≥ 30°C
29.1 24.1 26.6 17.9 3.2 0.4 0.2 2.9 15.2 22.1 25.0 25.8 176.1
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.9 4.6 2.5 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 3.9

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 21 21 21 22 21 20.6
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2013 2013 2010 2010 2010 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013
Years of Maxima
21 20 20 19 19 21 22 21 21 22 22 21 20.8
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2013 2013 2010 2010 2010 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013
Years of Rainfall
23 23 23 22 23 22 23 23 22 23 23 22 22.7
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2013 2013 2013 2012 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013

Station Details

WATARRKA
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
24.2914°S 131.5488°E 614m AMSL
Commenced 1990
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Weather News

Spring starting damp in WA

18:11 EST

The Southwest Land Division is starting spring as winter ended, wet, helping grain crops recover after a drier-than-normal winter The Southwest Land Division dried out during August then picked up reasonable rain at the end of the month and is about to get spring off to a wet start, giving grain farmers some hope.

Rains fall across Mallee over weekend but farmers want more

16:36 EST

Broadacre crop growers in the Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria could be able to minimise losses from severe frost if they get more decent rain.

South Australia warned of another severe bushfire season

15:08 EST

The latest bushfire outlook has warned of a heightened risk of fires across South Australia this summer.