Wilpena Pound Climate

Wilpena Pound Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
31.1 31.0 27.3 23.7 17.0 14.0 12.8 14.9 19.4 23.7 26.4 28.9 22.8
Mean Min (°C)
15.8 16.0 12.7 9.1 5.5 4.0 2.9 2.7 5.4 8.7 11.2 13.4 9.2
Mean Rain (mm)
29.9 30.5 20.5 21.5 41.9 49.7 57.1 45.5 43.8 34.8 22.6 30.2 419.4
Median Rain (mm)
14.6 15.6 7.1 6.0 44.6 50.8 43.4 39.1 24.8 26.2 16.5 19.0 395.8
Mean Rain Days
2.9 2.8 2.3 2.7 5.2 6.2 7.4 5.7 4.7 4.3 3.6 3.7 50.8

Wilpena Pound Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
41.5 41.5 38.5 32.0 26.1 22.2 17.5 25.0 31.7 36.4 40.0 40.6 41.5
Low Max (°C)
16.4 17.5 17.8 13.9 8.0 6.0 5.6 8.9 9.4 11.1 15.0 13.8 5.6
High Min (°C)
26.0 25.0 25.0 18.0 18.5 12.8 10.0 11.0 18.9 21.5 24.4 26.9 26.9
Low Min (°C)
6.0 7.0 5.0 1.2 -5.0 -3.5 -3.2 -2.5 -0.8 0.8 2.5 3.9 -5.0
High Rain (mm)
123.5 72.0 214.0 77.6 49.2 78.0 68.0 70.0 125.0 56.5 53.8 57.6 214.0

Wilpena Pound Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
34.1 33.4 30.4 26.8 19.3 15.1 13.5 17.6 22.6 25.8 29.3 31.3 24.0
Low Mn. Max (°C)
29.1 28.7 24.5 21.0 13.6 12.6 11.3 13.4 17.4 20.7 25.0 25.3 21.6
High Mn. Min (°C)
19.4 17.5 14.8 10.8 6.8 5.1 4.0 4.0 6.7 10.1 11.9 16.9 10.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
12.3 14.4 11.3 7.2 4.2 2.4 2.1 1.5 4.2 7.2 10.4 11.9 8.3
High Rain (mm)
140.9 170.0 274.2 104.9 104.3 179.0 171.0 159.6 204.7 118.2 89.8 166.8 767.6
Low Rain (mm)
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 106.8

Wilpena Pound Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

WILPENA POUND

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

Wilpena Pound Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.2 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.8
≥ 35.0°C
7.0 6.7 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.3 4.4 24.0
≥ 30.0°C
18.5 16.7 9.1 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 4.1 8.4 12.7 75.3
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 5.0 9.3 14.0 14.4 4.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 44.2
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.8 6.8 6.6 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.7

Wilpena Pound 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
36.4 36.1 32.5 29.0 22.3 16.8 15.7 18.5 24.0 29.5 32.5 35.0 32.2
Low Max
26.0 25.7 21.7 18.1 12.9 11.1 10.5 11.7 14.9 17.4 20.7 23.2 13.9
High Min
20.6 20.4 16.7 12.9 9.0 7.5 6.5 6.1 9.0 13.0 15.8 17.8 16.4
Low Min
11.4 11.4 8.6 5.0 1.9 -0.5 -0.6 -0.4 1.9 4.5 6.9 9.4 3.0

Wilpena Pound Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
8 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 6 7 7 6.0
Earliest Entry
1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965
Latest Entry
1982 1982 1982 1982 1981 1982 1981 1981 1980 1981 1981 1981 1982
Years of Maxima
8 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 7 7 6.0
Earliest Entry
1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965
Latest Entry
1982 1982 1982 1982 1981 1982 1981 1981 1980 1981 1981 1981 1982
Years of Rainfall
46 44 45 48 46 43 40 42 40 41 45 39 41.0
Earliest Entry
1963 1964 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962
Latest Entry
2020 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2020 2020 2020 2019 2020 2021

Station Details

WILPENA POUND
Flinders, South Australia
31.5286°S 138.6093°E 535m AMSL
Commenced 1962
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Weather News

Nature's fireworks light up the skies of the Top End

12:14 EDT

Storms sparked to life over parts of the Top End and Tiwi Islands on Saturday afternoon with some lingering late into the evening.   Storms initially flared up over far eastern parts of the Arnhem district but it was not long before western and central parts, along with the Tiwi Islands, saw storms as well.   Image: Radar imagery showing showers and storms over the Top End.

Coffee and cakes baked with love, as Armidale community recovers after tornado

23:56 EDT

Northern Tableland locals have filled the hearts and bellies of work crews and residents affected by a tornado that swept through Armidale.  Thursday evening's tornado was one of several weather fronts that travelled across the state, bringing with them severe winds, rain and hail.  The area went more than 24 hours without electricity or treated water before power was returned to the community at about 10.30pm on Friday.

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