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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)
27.8 27.3 26.0 23.4 20.6 18.1 17.5 19.0 21.9 23.7 24.8 26.5 23.1
Mean Min (°C)
18.4 18.4 16.5 12.8 9.3 7.1 5.8 6.5 9.5 12.1 14.9 16.8 12.4
Mean Rain (mm)
86.8 106.7 82.0 110.9 78.9 109.0 66.6 68.6 47.4 62.6 79.4 64.7 966.9
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
11.3 11.5 12.4 11.5 10.8 12.7 11.1 8.0 8.0 8.5 11.7 10.4 120.1

Canterbury Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
44.6 43.1 39.0 34.5 28.0 25.6 25.5 29.0 34.7 37.3 40.9 40.3 44.6
Low Max (°C)
19.2 19.7 19.0 15.7 13.0 11.7 12.0 11.3 13.3 14.3 13.7 18.2 11.3
High Min (°C)
24.4 26.5 22.7 20.9 17.6 15.6 15.3 17.4 18.5 20.5 23.2 23.9 26.5
Low Min (°C)
10.3 11.1 6.9 2.4 1.5 -0.9 -1.6 0.3 2.7 4.4 6.5 8.5 -1.6
High Rain (mm)
128.0 79.0 95.0 123.0 84.8 110.0 88.6 121.0 70.2 121.2 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)
30.3 29.8 27.4 25.1 23.0 19.7 19.1 21.1 24.5 25.7 27.2 29.6 23.9
Low Mn. Max (°C)
25.0 24.7 24.1 21.3 19.3 16.7 16.2 17.2 20.2 21.2 22.0 22.8 22.3
High Mn. Min (°C)
20.3 19.7 18.8 14.2 11.0 9.4 7.6 8.6 10.9 14.1 16.8 18.4 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)
259.6 322.0 240.2 397.6 314.6 392.8 179.2 247.4 156.6 218.4 172.4 176.2 1287.0
Low Rain (mm)
9.0 14.0 12.2 2.0 7.0 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
≥ 40.0°C
0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.9
≥ 35.0°C
1.9 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.1 1.2 5.8
≥ 30.0°C
7.9 5.5 3.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 3.4 4.3 5.9 30.8
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 2.3 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.2
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

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
22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 20 21 22 22 21.3
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Maxima
22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 20 21 22 22 21.3
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
22 21 22 22 22 21 21 21 20 21 22 22 21.1
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
Sydney, New South Wales/ACT
33.9057°S 151.1134°E 3m AMSL
Commenced 1995
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Victoria sweats through heatwave as bushfires ease

19:43 EDT

Victorians are being warned that there will be no respite from the heat overnight, Two fire emergency warnings have been downgraded to Watch and Act messages — one for a fire at Dreeit South, near Colac and another for people living in Mumbannar and Wanwin near the border of South Australia.

Four days of intense heat in western Sydney

17:28 EDT

Parts of western Sydney could experience their hottest four-day spell in more than 20 years between Friday and Monday.

SA heatwave forecast forces total fire bans, cancellation of TDU community challenge event

12:36 EDT

South Australia is facing two days of temperatures in the 40s, with total fire bans imposed for many parts of the state and the extreme weather forcing changes to the Tour Down Under cycling.