Parkes Ap Climate

Parkes Ap Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
33.5 32.1 28.7 24.1 19.0 15.0 14.2 16.0 20.0 24.1 28.4 30.9 23.9
Mean Min (°C)
17.5 17.3 14.1 9.4 5.1 3.9 2.5 2.5 4.6 7.5 12.0 14.5 9.3
Mean Rain (mm)
62.7 60.1 56.0 32.0 46.0 56.0 47.6 46.1 47.3 48.7 56.3 51.5 610.9
Median Rain (mm)
36.5 45.2 29.0 23.9 38.4 36.8 41.8 38.9 36.8 34.7 30.3 34.6 562.9
Mean Rain Days
6.4 6.3 5.5 5.2 7.6 12.3 13.0 10.7 7.7 7.8 6.8 6.3 84.6

Parkes Ap Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
44.1 45.9 40.0 34.5 27.0 23.0 21.0 25.0 31.0 36.8 43.9 42.0 45.9
Low Max (°C)
19.9 17.1 17.0 11.0 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.0 10.0 11.3 15.8 14.0 6.0
High Min (°C)
29.0 27.0 23.5 20.0 16.4 14.0 15.0 15.0 20.0 22.0 25.4 26.0 29.0
Low Min (°C)
4.0 6.0 2.3 -3.0 -4.0 -5.0 -5.6 -6.0 -3.0 -2.0 0.0 3.0 -6.0
High Rain (mm)
105.0 91.0 94.4 47.0 94.0 68.0 35.0 43.2 49.0 45.0 130.0 105.6 130.0

Parkes Ap Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
36.4 35.0 31.4 28.5 21.0 17.0 15.6 18.2 22.8 29.2 33.8 33.3 25.1
Low Mn. Max (°C)
29.5 27.7 26.3 21.6 16.9 12.7 12.6 13.2 16.8 20.3 24.4 27.1 22.3
High Mn. Min (°C)
19.6 19.3 16.7 11.9 8.4 6.0 4.9 5.2 7.3 11.5 16.7 17.1 10.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
14.1 14.8 12.5 5.6 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.6 2.3 5.1 8.9 11.2 8.2
High Rain (mm)
212.0 225.8 195.4 135.2 131.5 176.4 110.8 89.2 187.4 141.4 203.4 239.4 1087.8
Low Rain (mm)
1.5 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.8 3.1 10.8 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 234.9

Parkes Ap Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

PARKES AIRPORT AWS

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

Parkes Ap Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
2.2 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.5 4.2
≥ 35.0°C
13.3 8.2 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.7 6.5 32.4
≥ 30.0°C
24.4 20.1 13.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 4.4 11.0 18.8 89.4
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 9.2 11.9 16.1 16.1 10.2 4.7 0.7 0.0 64.5
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.7 6.3 10.6 9.9 4.3 1.5 0.1 0.0 34.7

Parkes Ap 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
38.0 36.0 33.0 28.0 23.0 19.0 17.0 19.0 24.7 29.0 34.0 35.0 33.0
Low Max
29.0 27.0 24.0 20.0 15.0 11.0 11.0 12.0 15.0 19.0 23.0 26.0 15.0
High Min
21.0 22.0 19.0 14.0 10.0 9.0 7.0 7.0 10.0 13.0 17.0 19.0 18.0
Low Min
12.0 13.0 9.0 4.0 0.0 -1.0 -2.0 -2.0 0.0 2.0 6.0 9.0 1.0

Parkes Ap Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 18 19 20 20 19.3
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 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 19 19 20 20 19.4
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
30 30 30 30 30 28 28 29 30 31 31 29 29.5
Earliest Entry
1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

PARKES AIRPORT AWS
CW Slopes Plains, New South Wales ACT
33.1281°S 148.2428°E 323m AMSL
Commenced 1941
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Wet season not over yet in the Top End

13:28 EST

Darwin's skies were lit up overnight and into Sunday morning, with thunderstorms generating heavy rain, signalling the Top End has not quite moved into its dry season yet.  In just the 30 minutes before 9am on Sunday morning, Darwin recorded 32.6mm of rainfall.

This wind is giving me chills

12:52 EST

Strong winds recorded on Saturday over much of southeastern Australia, combined with cool temperatures, resulted in a pretty chilly day.

Strong winds lash the southeast

13:15 EDT

A vigorous cold front has swept through parts of the southeast, bringing wind gusts in excess of 100km/h to some exposed and elevated parts.