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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 20.6 18.1 17.5 19.0 22.1 23.5 24.6 26.3 23.0
Mean Min (°C)
18.3 18.3 16.5 12.7 9.3 7.1 5.8 6.5 9.5 12.0 14.8 16.8 12.3
Mean Rain (mm)
77.1 111.7 74.9 99.8 84.3 100.5 65.3 65.2 46.4 66.7 82.2 65.6 939.9
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
11.2 11.5 12.0 10.9 10.8 12.7 11.0 7.9 7.3 8.5 11.9 10.6 121.1

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 70.2 121.2 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)
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)
181.6 322.0 228.4 243.0 314.6 392.8 179.2 247.4 156.6 218.4 172.4 176.2 1287.0
Low Rain (mm)
9.0 16.4 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 0.1 0.8
≥ 35.0°C
1.6 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.1 1.1 5.4
≥ 30.0°C
7.7 5.5 3.6 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.4 4.1 5.6 30.8
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 2.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.4
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 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
19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 20 20 18.9
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Maxima
19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 20 20 18.9
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Rainfall
19 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 20 20 18.7
Earliest Entry
1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

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