Lightning Ridge Climate

Lightning Ridge Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
35.9 34.8 32.3 28.0 23.2 19.3 19.0 21.6 25.9 29.4 32.0 34.5 28.0
Mean Min (°C)
22.4 21.7 18.9 14.3 9.0 6.6 5.1 6.2 10.4 14.1 18.2 20.1 14.0
Mean Rain (mm)
50.6 41.9 41.8 27.9 26.4 48.2 32.5 18.4 32.3 39.6 56.1 60.3 475.8
Median Rain (mm)
35.3 42.9 37.1 33.5 18.8 33.1 19.8 12.0 13.6 31.5 26.0 34.9 483.2
Mean Rain Days
5.8 4.7 5.2 3.5 4.2 5.8 5.1 4.0 4.4 5.3 6.9 6.9 58.5

Lightning Ridge Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
48.5 47.2 42.0 36.0 32.0 27.2 27.0 36.2 37.5 41.5 44.5 43.6 48.5
Low Max (°C)
20.0 21.6 20.0 17.5 14.2 10.2 9.6 12.4 13.9 16.0 18.0 18.1 9.6
High Min (°C)
32.6 31.0 27.5 22.5 19.5 17.3 16.0 18.9 24.4 25.5 30.5 29.9 32.6
Low Min (°C)
11.5 10.3 5.0 2.0 0.0 -3.5 -4.4 -2.2 1.5 4.9 6.0 5.0 -4.4
High Rain (mm)
65.0 60.6 79.6 42.8 40.0 70.0 64.1 25.6 54.0 58.2 78.6 67.0 79.6

Lightning Ridge Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
39.4 39.3 35.1 31.1 25.1 21.3 20.8 25.2 29.7 32.8 36.6 38.5 29.3
Low Mn. Max (°C)
32.7 31.1 29.5 24.6 21.3 16.2 16.1 19.4 22.2 26.6 26.7 29.8 26.4
High Mn. Min (°C)
25.2 23.7 20.8 17.1 11.9 9.3 7.0 8.5 11.7 16.7 21.4 22.2 14.9
Low Mn. Min (°C)
19.4 18.4 16.0 11.0 6.5 4.7 2.1 4.1 8.6 9.1 14.7 17.1 12.8
High Rain (mm)
201.1 141.0 107.8 66.8 86.3 224.1 151.7 55.7 138.2 145.0 244.5 170.6 860.7
Low Rain (mm)
6.6 0.0 6.9 0.0 0.0 9.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 6.4 0.0 186.1

Lightning Ridge Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITOR INFORMATION CENT

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

Lightning Ridge Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
4.9 3.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.6 2.8 12.4
≥ 35.0°C
19.8 13.8 7.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 3.9 7.9 14.9 65.4
≥ 30.0°C
28.2 24.8 24.0 10.6 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.7 5.9 15.0 19.1 25.4 146.6
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 3.8 6.6 4.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.2
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 2.2 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7

Lightning Ridge 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
40.0 39.0 35.6 31.8 26.5 23.0 22.3 25.4 31.2 34.2 37.5 39.0 36.0
Low Max
31.7 30.2 28.2 23.5 19.2 15.5 15.4 17.7 21.0 23.7 26.2 30.1 19.4
High Min
25.6 24.8 21.8 18.1 13.0 11.3 9.5 11.1 15.8 18.3 22.4 24.0 21.9
Low Min
18.9 18.4 15.2 10.0 4.5 2.2 1.4 2.0 6.0 9.5 13.5 15.6 5.2

Lightning Ridge Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
20 19 20 19 19 18 18 19 19 20 19 19 19.1
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Maxima
20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 18 20 19 19 19.1
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19.9
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITOR INFORMATION CENT
Upper Western, New South Wales ACT
29.4310°S 147.9722°E 154m AMSL
Commenced 1997
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