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Parkes Climate

Parkes Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
32.3 31.4 28.4 23.8 18.7 15.2 14.0 15.9 19.2 23.4 27.4 30.4 23.3
Mean Min (°C)
18.2 17.9 15.3 11.3 7.7 5.3 4.2 5.3 7.5 10.7 13.7 16.3 11.1
Mean Rain (mm)
56.9 48.6 47.6 41.5 47.5 48.5 49.0 49.4 41.3 52.4 49.3 52.7 584.6
Median Rain (mm)
41.7 33.3 37.9 29.7 45.1 41.3 45.5 46.5 33.8 41.6 37.1 42.6 547.3
Mean Rain Days
5.8 5.4 5.5 5.3 7.2 9.4 10.4 9.3 7.8 7.7 6.4 6.2 83.5

Parkes Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.2 45.5 40.0 35.4 27.8 26.7 23.3 27.8 34.0 37.7 44.0 42.5 45.5
Low Max (°C)
16.1 16.0 14.9 10.8 6.7 6.5 3.3 6.1 7.8 9.7 11.1 15.0 3.3
High Min (°C)
30.3 29.5 26.0 21.0 18.0 16.1 13.5 17.0 22.5 22.2 27.8 27.5 30.3
Low Min (°C)
6.8 6.0 4.5 0.5 -1.5 -4.0 -4.2 -3.6 -2.0 1.0 3.0 6.2 -4.2
High Rain (mm)
118.9 100.8 72.6 68.6 96.0 39.4 44.5 62.8 55.0 81.3 149.9 81.5 149.9

Parkes Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
36.6 35.7 31.7 28.8 21.4 19.1 16.4 20.8 23.5 27.9 34.1 33.9 25.8
Low Mn. Max (°C)
27.7 27.7 24.9 20.9 14.4 12.9 11.7 13.3 14.8 18.8 23.6 27.3 21.6
High Mn. Min (°C)
22.4 20.4 17.9 14.4 10.9 8.4 6.9 7.4 10.2 12.8 18.7 18.8 12.4
Low Mn. Min (°C)
14.7 14.9 12.2 7.9 3.7 2.5 1.7 2.0 5.4 8.6 10.2 13.7 9.8
High Rain (mm)
251.9 218.3 197.7 299.0 205.0 165.1 132.9 116.2 127.8 191.4 189.0 212.8 1207.4
Low Rain (mm)
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 4.4 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 227.5

Parkes Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET)

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

Parkes Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40°C
1.1 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 2.3
≥ 35°C
9.3 5.8 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4 5.3 24.3
≥ 30°C
22.3 18.7 11.1 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.9 9.3 17.3 82.4
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4 5.8 9.2 5.8 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 25.1
≤ 0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.9 3.3 2.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.9

Parkes 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
37.2 36.0 32.5 27.8 22.8 18.8 17.3 19.7 23.9 28.9 33.0 35.5 32.2
Low Max
27.5 27.0 24.0 19.4 14.4 11.5 10.6 12.0 14.9 18.4 21.7 25.3 14.4
High Min
22.5 21.7 19.4 15.6 12.5 9.3 8.0 9.1 12.0 15.6 18.5 20.8 18.3
Low Min
13.9 14.2 11.0 7.0 3.3 1.5 0.6 1.4 3.4 6.0 8.9 11.7 4.0

Parkes Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
56 56 56 56 56 56 56 54 54 55 55 55 55.4
Earliest Entry
1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957
Latest Entry
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012
Years of Maxima
56 56 56 56 56 56 55 55 55 55 55 55 55.5
Earliest Entry
1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957
Latest Entry
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012
Years of Rainfall
119 119 122 118 119 120 121 119 120 120 119 118 119.5
Earliest Entry
1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1889 1889 1889 1889
Latest Entry
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012

Station Details

PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET)
CW Slopes & Plains, New South Wales/ACT
33.1419°S 148.1639°E 324m AMSL
Commenced 1889 / Closed 2012
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