Maralinga Climate

Maralinga Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
32.9 32.4 29.8 25.6 21.0 18.4 16.9 18.8 22.4 26.5 29.5 31.1 25.0
Mean Min (°C)
17.0 16.7 15.4 13.2 10.2 8.1 6.5 7.0 9.2 11.3 13.4 15.4 11.6
Mean Rain (mm)
14.9 17.8 20.2 15.3 18.4 17.9 17.8 15.0 20.4 18.0 17.8 26.1 211.5
Median Rain (mm)
7.2 7.0 6.1 8.6 17.7 11.8 14.2 11.0 10.0 8.9 14.2 14.0 207.9
Mean Rain Days
2.9 3.0 3.4 3.9 5.1 5.9 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.1 3.9 4.2 51.0

Maralinga Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
44.7 43.1 40.5 38.8 31.7 27.6 27.8 33.0 37.3 41.1 43.3 43.2 44.7
Low Max (°C)
19.8 18.3 16.6 12.7 12.3 10.6 9.2 10.0 11.3 12.4 15.4 15.0 9.2
High Min (°C)
28.2 27.7 27.8 25.6 20.3 15.8 15.2 17.0 19.6 26.8 27.8 29.6 29.6
Low Min (°C)
9.8 8.1 8.9 3.9 2.0 0.7 -0.7 -0.1 1.0 2.2 3.7 7.1 -0.7
High Rain (mm)
35.7 80.4 53.0 33.2 34.2 32.2 42.6 28.2 53.0 33.0 47.4 100.4 100.4

Maralinga Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
34.6 35.3 31.9 28.4 22.8 21.5 18.7 20.9 25.4 29.3 32.5 33.7 26.2
Low Mn. Max (°C)
31.3 28.2 26.6 23.8 18.0 15.3 15.3 15.8 19.0 22.4 27.0 27.8 23.8
High Mn. Min (°C)
17.8 17.8 16.6 14.7 11.9 11.0 7.9 8.8 11.3 13.5 15.7 18.6 12.5
Low Mn. Min (°C)
16.1 14.5 13.6 11.6 7.7 5.6 4.3 5.3 7.4 9.4 10.6 13.1 10.8
High Rain (mm)
65.2 84.8 112.6 89.5 75.0 72.6 71.6 81.4 145.0 112.5 65.0 142.1 434.0
Low Rain (mm)
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 58.0

Maralinga Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

MARALINGA

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

Maralinga Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
3.8 2.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.5 2.7 7.8
≥ 35.0°C
12.0 9.9 5.5 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4 6.0 7.8 36.2
≥ 30.0°C
21.7 18.0 14.5 7.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.8 9.3 14.2 16.2 88.2
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
39.3 38.4 35.9 31.8 25.5 22.8 20.1 23.3 28.0 32.7 36.7 37.8 33.4
Low Max
26.4 26.1 23.9 20.3 16.8 14.5 14.2 15.0 16.8 20.3 23.1 24.4 16.7
High Min
21.9 22.0 19.6 16.9 13.1 11.7 8.9 9.7 13.2 15.8 18.3 19.3 16.7
Low Min
12.3 12.3 11.4 9.7 6.9 4.6 4.2 4.4 5.9 7.3 9.1 10.2 6.1

Maralinga Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
5 9 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 13 5 11.0
Earliest Entry
1956 1956 1956 1956 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955
Latest Entry
1966 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967
Years of Maxima
6 9 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 11 13 6 11.0
Earliest Entry
1956 1956 1956 1956 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955
Latest Entry
1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967
Years of Rainfall
50 49 53 55 53 52 50 54 50 51 48 49 51.0
Earliest Entry
1957 1957 1956 1956 1957 1957 1955 1955 1956 1956 1956 1956 1955
Latest Entry
2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2021

Station Details

MARALINGA
West Coast, South Australia
30.1591°S 131.5790°E 290m AMSL
Commenced 1955
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