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Lightning Ridge Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
36.0 34.4 32.1 27.9 23.1 19.4 19.1 21.7 26.2 29.3 31.8 34.3 27.9
Mean Min (°C)
22.4 21.6 18.7 14.2 8.9 6.6 5.2 6.2 10.6 14.3 18.2 20.0 13.8
Mean Rain (mm)
49.6 48.6 42.8 29.8 27.1 35.2 33.1 16.9 28.2 40.4 59.7 59.3 470.7
Median Rain (mm)
35.3 42.9 37.1 33.5 18.8 33.1 19.8 12.0 13.6 31.5 26.0 34.9 483.2
Mean Rain Days
5.9 5.2 5.3 3.4 4.1 5.4 4.8 3.8 4.1 5.2 7.2 7.1 60.2

Lightning Ridge Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
48.5 44.5 41.1 36.0 32.0 27.2 27.0 36.2 37.5 41.5 44.5 43.5 48.5
Low Max (°C)
20.4 21.6 20.0 17.5 14.2 11.8 9.6 12.4 13.9 16.0 18.0 18.1 9.6
High Min (°C)
32.6 31.0 27.3 22.5 19.5 17.3 16.0 18.9 24.4 25.5 30.5 29.5 32.6
Low Min (°C)
11.5 10.3 5.0 2.0 0.0 -3.5 -4.4 -2.2 1.6 5.0 6.0 5.0 -4.4
High Rain (mm)
57.6 60.6 79.6 42.8 40.0 34.8 64.1 25.6 45.4 58.2 78.6 56.5 79.6

Lightning Ridge Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
38.8 37.3 35.1 31.0 25.1 21.3 20.8 25.2 29.7 32.6 36.6 38.5 29.3
Low Mn. Max (°C)
32.7 31.1 29.5 24.6 21.3 16.2 16.1 19.4 23.2 26.6 26.7 29.8 26.4
High Mn. Min (°C)
25.2 23.7 20.0 17.1 11.9 9.3 7.0 8.5 11.7 16.2 21.4 22.2 14.9
Low Mn. Min (°C)
19.4 18.4 16.0 11.0 6.5 4.7 2.1 4.1 9.1 12.5 14.7 17.1 12.8
High Rain (mm)
201.1 141.0 107.8 66.8 86.3 101.0 151.7 52.1 71.6 145.0 244.5 170.6 860.7
Low Rain (mm)
6.6 2.2 6.9 0.0 0.0 9.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 6.4 0.0 186.1

Lightning Ridge Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN

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

Lightning Ridge Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
4.7 2.4 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.6 2.7 11.7
≥ 35.0°C
19.8 12.8 6.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 3.9 7.3 14.6 63.9
≥ 30.0°C
28.2 24.4 23.5 10.2 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.8 6.4 14.4 18.4 25.2 147.3
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 3.7 6.3 4.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.7
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 2.1 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.8

Lightning Ridge 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
40.0 39.0 35.6 31.8 26.5 23.0 22.3 25.4 31.2 34.2 37.5 39.0 36.0
Low Max
31.7 30.2 28.2 23.5 19.2 15.5 15.4 17.7 21.0 23.7 26.2 30.1 19.4
High Min
25.6 24.8 21.8 18.1 13.0 11.3 9.5 11.1 15.8 18.3 22.4 24.0 21.9
Low Min
18.9 18.4 15.2 10.0 4.5 2.2 1.4 2.0 6.0 9.5 13.5 15.6 5.2

Lightning Ridge Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
17 17 17 17 16 17 18 18 17 18 18 17 17.1
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Maxima
17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 17 17 16.8
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Rainfall
17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17.5
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN
Upper Western, New South Wales/ACT
29.4310°S 147.9722°E 154m AMSL
Commenced 1997
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