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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)
30.5 31.1 20.7 21.2 44.1 57.1 57.5 46.5 43.9 36.5 23.4 32.8 440.5
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
2.8 2.8 2.3 2.6 5.4 6.3 7.2 5.7 4.5 4.4 3.6 3.7 43.7

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
43 42 43 45 42 40 39 38 38 39 42 36 40.4
Earliest Entry
1963 1964 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962
Latest Entry
2017 2016 2016 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

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

Dry fronts equating to frosty nights

15:03 EST

This winter so far has been one of dry fronts for southeastern Australia, bringing little rain and priming the air for frosty nights to follow.

Outback soaking spreading east

14:31 EST

A month's worth of rain has fallen in Western Australia's Interior during the past few days.

Cheeky fox suspected to be making regular contribution to WA farmer's BOM rain gauge

18:43 EST

A West Australian farmer who collects rainfall data for the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) suspects his precipitation is not just falling from the sky, with a fox making regular contributions to his rain gauge.