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Canterbury Climate

Canterbury Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
27.6 27.2 25.9 23.4 20.5 18.0 17.4 19.1 22.1 23.5 24.6 26.3 23.0
Mean Min (°C)
18.3 18.3 16.4 12.7 9.3 7.1 5.8 6.5 9.4 12.0 14.8 16.7 12.3
Mean Rain (mm)
80.4 114.6 70.1 102.7 88.7 103.2 68.0 54.6 46.7 62.9 84.7 59.7 936.3
Median Rain (mm)
59.8 108.6 41.8 59.6 56.3 66.4 57.1 39.0 29.4 46.0 58.9 43.7 910.0
Mean Rain Days
11.4 11.4 11.8 10.7 11.1 12.8 11.3 7.3 7.2 8.7 12.3 10.2 120.7

Canterbury Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
44.6 41.0 39.0 32.6 28.0 25.6 24.7 29.0 34.7 37.3 40.9 40.3 44.6
Low Max (°C)
19.8 19.7 19.0 16.5 13.0 12.3 12.1 11.3 13.3 14.3 13.7 18.2 11.3
High Min (°C)
24.2 26.5 22.7 20.9 17.6 15.5 14.2 17.4 18.5 20.5 23.2 23.9 26.5
Low Min (°C)
10.3 11.1 7.5 2.4 2.0 -0.9 -1.6 0.3 2.7 4.4 6.5 8.5 -1.6
High Rain (mm)
128.0 79.0 95.0 100.0 84.8 93.2 88.6 121.0 70.2 95.8 64.6 67.0 128.0

Canterbury Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
29.3 29.8 27.4 25.1 22.6 19.7 19.1 21.1 24.5 25.7 27.2 29.6 23.6
Low Mn. Max (°C)
25.0 24.7 24.1 21.3 19.3 16.7 16.3 17.2 20.8 21.2 22.0 22.8 22.3
High Mn. Min (°C)
19.6 19.7 18.0 14.0 11.0 9.4 7.6 8.6 10.9 13.5 16.8 18.3 13.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
15.3 16.4 14.6 10.2 7.6 5.1 3.8 4.8 8.2 10.7 12.5 14.9 11.7
High Rain (mm)
181.6 322.0 228.4 243.0 314.6 392.8 179.2 236.8 156.6 218.4 172.4 140.8 1287.0
Low Rain (mm)
9.0 16.4 12.2 2.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 3.0 0.0 1.0 23.2 1.2 414.0

Canterbury Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS

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

Canterbury Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40°C
0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.8
≥ 35°C
1.7 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.9 1.1 5.5
≥ 30°C
7.6 5.7 3.7 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.3 4.0 5.7 30.8
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.1 2.2 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3
≤ 0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
31.9 31.4 29.3 26.8 23.1 20.3 19.5 21.6 26.6 29.2 29.4 31.6 28.2
Low Max
23.5 23.2 22.5 20.1 17.9 15.9 15.2 16.0 18.0 18.7 19.8 22.1 17.7
High Min
21.1 21.0 19.5 15.7 13.1 10.5 9.0 10.1 13.1 15.7 18.0 19.6 18.5
Low Min
15.5 15.6 13.3 9.8 5.9 3.7 2.7 3.4 6.0 8.4 11.2 13.5 5.7

Canterbury Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 19 19 17.9
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
Years of Maxima
18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 19 19 17.9
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
Years of Rainfall
18 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 19 19 17.7
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013

Station Details

CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
Sydney, New South Wales/ACT
33.9057°S 151.1134°E 3m AMSL
Commenced 1995
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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.