Penfield Weapons Research Climate

Penfield Weapons Research Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
30.2 29.5 26.7 22.8 18.6 16.3 15.2 16.1 18.3 21.9 24.9 27.1 22.2
Mean Min (°C)
16.6 16.4 14.7 12.0 9.4 7.0 6.3 6.8 7.8 10.3 12.3 14.4 11.1
Mean Rain (mm)
20.0 24.9 16.1 42.8 61.2 53.0 56.7 50.3 47.0 41.6 31.4 24.7 468.4
Median Rain (mm)
10.2 12.6 11.6 36.6 54.2 49.6 50.9 50.1 38.6 39.0 27.0 17.7 459.9
Mean Rain Days
3.9 3.5 4.4 8.5 12.9 12.4 15.2 15.6 12.0 10.6 7.8 5.5 106.2

Penfield Weapons Research Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
46.1 42.3 39.9 36.7 29.5 27.7 26.2 28.8 35.6 36.2 44.1 42.5 46.1
Low Max (°C)
18.9 18.6 16.3 14.6 11.1 10.0 9.8 9.7 10.8 11.0 14.6 14.6 9.7
High Min (°C)
33.9 29.6 26.7 24.7 18.9 17.2 15.6 15.0 18.1 25.6 28.1 29.5 33.9
Low Min (°C)
5.0 7.7 5.0 4.2 1.0 -2.5 -1.7 -0.8 -1.1 1.6 2.0 -0.6 -2.5
High Rain (mm)
39.0 74.2 23.9 50.5 35.1 36.1 27.7 25.8 29.4 39.0 62.7 70.9 74.2

Penfield Weapons Research Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
33.3 31.3 29.2 25.1 20.6 21.3 17.6 20.0 21.3 24.4 28.2 30.5 23.3
Low Mn. Max (°C)
26.7 26.1 25.1 20.4 15.5 14.3 13.3 14.3 15.9 19.2 22.3 23.7 21.0
High Mn. Min (°C)
20.0 19.3 18.3 14.6 12.0 10.9 8.1 8.6 9.8 11.9 14.1 16.7 12.0
Low Mn. Min (°C)
13.0 14.2 12.4 9.1 7.6 4.2 4.9 5.0 5.9 8.7 10.1 12.3 9.9
High Rain (mm)
64.4 98.5 57.4 141.7 131.5 119.7 103.5 87.8 94.0 107.9 93.4 103.3 681.2
Low Rain (mm)
0.8 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.0 4.9 16.2 18.9 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.0 258.0

Penfield Weapons Research Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

PENFIELD WEAPONS RESEARCH

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

Penfield Weapons Research Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
1.5 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 3.0
≥ 35.0°C
7.0 5.7 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4 3.7 20.3
≥ 30.0°C
14.0 12.8 8.3 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.5 6.4 8.0 53.7
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.3 3.0 2.4 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 9.5
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5

Penfield Weapons Research 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
37.2 36.1 32.5 28.3 22.4 18.9 17.3 19.2 23.0 28.3 32.3 35.0 30.6
Low Max
23.8 23.2 21.5 18.4 15.4 13.8 13.1 13.3 14.5 16.7 19.1 20.7 15.0
High Min
21.8 21.2 19.0 15.6 12.7 10.6 9.4 9.8 11.3 14.2 16.7 18.9 16.5
Low Min
12.2 12.2 10.6 8.0 5.6 2.5 3.0 3.1 4.2 6.1 8.1 10.0 5.7

Penfield Weapons Research Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
20 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 19 21.4
Earliest Entry
1958 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1939 1957 1939
Latest Entry
1979 1979 1979 1979 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1979
Years of Maxima
20 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 19 21.6
Earliest Entry
1958 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957 1957
Latest Entry
1979 1979 1979 1979 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1979
Years of Rainfall
30 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30.2
Earliest Entry
1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1948 1948
Latest Entry
1979 1979 1979 1979 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1979

Station Details

PENFIELD WEAPONS RESEARCH
Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia
34.7333°S 138.6500°E 24m AMSL
Commenced 1948 / Closed 1979
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Weather News

Rainfall totals creep up as monsoon conditions burst across the north

15:38 EDT

From flooding rain across rivers in the Northern Territory and Queensland, to hail and dust storms across NSW and widespread rainfall across Victoria, this week has been busy across the east and north.

String of heat caps off January for Canberra

12:30 EDT

While northern and eastern NSW are in for storms and rain, Australia's capital is experiencing a sweltering Australia day, with the hot temperatures set to stretch to the end of the month.

A Stormy Australia Day Ahead for the East and North

15:24 EDT

Australia Day will be a stormy one for much of northern and eastern Australia as a deep trough brings sparky skies.