Fairfax Media Network

Wilpena Pound Climate

Wilpena Pound Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
31.1 31.0 27.3 23.7 17.0 13.9 12.8 14.9 19.4 23.7 26.6 28.9 23.3
Mean Min (°C)
15.8 16.0 12.7 9.1 5.5 3.7 2.9 2.9 5.4 8.7 11.4 13.5 9.6
Mean Rain (mm)
26.8 32.2 20.8 20.3 43.5 56.0 58.8 44.5 41.7 38.4 23.1 33.6 435.0
Median Rain (mm)
14.6 15.6 7.1 6.0 44.6 50.8 43.4 39.1 24.8 26.2 16.5 19.0 395.8
Mean Rain Days
2.7 2.9 2.3 2.5 5.4 6.2 7.2 5.7 4.4 4.6 3.7 3.8 44.2

Wilpena Pound Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
41.5 41.5 38.5 32.0 26.1 22.2 17.5 25.0 31.7 36.4 40.0 40.6 41.5
Low Max (°C)
16.4 17.5 17.8 13.9 8.0 6.0 5.6 8.9 9.4 11.1 15.0 13.8 5.6
High Min (°C)
26.0 25.0 25.0 18.0 18.5 12.8 10.0 11.0 18.9 21.5 24.4 26.9 26.9
Low Min (°C)
6.0 7.0 5.0 1.2 -5.0 -3.5 -3.2 -2.5 -0.8 0.8 2.5 3.9 -5.0
High Rain (mm)
123.5 72.0 214.0 77.6 49.2 78.0 60.2 70.0 125.0 56.5 53.8 57.6 214.0

Wilpena Pound Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
34.1 33.4 30.4 26.8 19.3 15.1 13.5 17.6 22.6 25.8 29.3 31.3 24.0
Low Mn. Max (°C)
29.1 28.7 24.5 21.0 13.6 12.7 11.3 13.4 17.4 20.7 25.0 25.3 21.6
High Mn. Min (°C)
19.4 17.5 14.8 10.8 6.8 5.1 4.0 4.0 6.7 10.1 11.9 16.9 10.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
12.3 14.4 11.3 7.2 4.2 2.4 2.1 1.5 4.2 7.2 10.4 11.9 8.3
High Rain (mm)
140.9 170.0 274.2 104.9 104.3 179.0 171.0 159.6 204.7 118.2 89.8 166.8 738.2
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 99.4

Wilpena Pound Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

WILPENA POUND

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

Wilpena Pound Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.0
≥ 35.0°C
6.8 6.7 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.8 4.4 15.3
≥ 30.0°C
17.2 16.7 9.1 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 4.1 7.2 12.7 49.1
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 5.0 9.7 12.7 12.8 4.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 23.7
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 4.9 6.5 5.8 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.6

Wilpena Pound 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
36.4 36.1 32.5 29.0 22.3 16.8 15.7 18.5 24.0 29.5 32.5 35.0 32.2
Low Max
26.0 25.7 21.7 18.1 12.9 11.1 10.5 11.7 14.9 17.4 20.7 23.2 13.9
High Min
20.6 20.4 16.7 12.9 9.0 7.5 6.5 6.1 9.0 13.0 15.8 17.8 16.4
Low Min
11.4 11.4 8.6 5.0 1.9 -0.5 -0.6 -0.4 1.9 4.5 6.9 9.4 3.0

Wilpena Pound Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
8 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 7 8 7 7.0
Earliest Entry
1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965
Latest Entry
1982 1982 1982 1982 1981 1982 1981 1981 1980 1981 1981 1981 1982
Years of Maxima
8 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 7 8 7 7.0
Earliest Entry
1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965
Latest Entry
1982 1982 1982 1982 1981 1982 1981 1981 1980 1981 1981 1981 1982
Years of Rainfall
40 40 41 42 40 38 37 36 36 37 40 35 38.4
Earliest Entry
1963 1964 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2011 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

WILPENA POUND
Flinders, South Australia
31.5286°S 138.6093°E 535m AMSL
Commenced 1962
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Scorching Night for Central NT

13:00 EDT

Parts of Central NT have had their hottest morning in 7 years.

Heat coming to Sydney next week a sign of things to come

12:59 EDT

Sydney is getting set for a scorching January, with a warm-up early next week.

Climate change means workdays need to change during heatwaves, public health official warns

11:08 EDT

Workplace changes will be needed to deal with more severe heatwaves and other impacts of climate change, a public health official has warned.