Prospect Dam Climate

Prospect Dam Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
28.5 28.0 26.4 23.7 20.3 17.3 16.8 18.8 21.4 23.9 25.5 27.5 23.2
Mean Min (°C)
17.7 17.8 16.2 13.0 9.9 7.5 6.1 6.8 9.4 12.1 14.3 16.3 12.3
Mean Rain (mm)
94.3 96.5 98.0 76.3 69.8 77.1 56.2 50.5 46.4 58.5 72.8 74.8 871.6
Median Rain (mm)
71.8 73.1 77.4 54.5 38.4 39.0 32.9 29.4 40.7 43.3 60.1 56.4 819.1
Mean Rain Days
10.6 10.6 11.0 9.7 9.3 9.7 8.0 8.1 8.5 9.2 9.5 9.8 113.4

Prospect Dam Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.1 43.3 39.5 37.1 29.4 25.6 26.5 29.4 35.0 39.0 42.0 42.7 45.1
Low Max (°C)
17.5 18.0 16.0 14.3 12.5 10.0 7.8 10.5 11.7 12.0 12.5 11.7 7.8
High Min (°C)
26.7 26.5 23.3 21.9 17.4 15.8 16.3 17.2 19.8 24.0 24.7 25.3 26.7
Low Min (°C)
0.0 10.8 7.9 3.6 1.2 -0.8 -0.6 -0.5 1.7 0.0 6.8 7.8 -0.8
High Rain (mm)
161.2 164.6 153.9 163.1 314.2 163.4 143.5 321.0 96.5 102.1 126.2 154.9 321.0

Prospect Dam Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
32.0 31.6 29.3 26.0 22.8 19.4 18.6 21.5 25.6 27.8 29.8 31.3 24.6
Low Mn. Max (°C)
24.0 24.9 22.6 21.1 18.1 14.6 14.4 15.7 17.6 19.9 22.5 23.4 20.9
High Mn. Min (°C)
20.3 19.5 18.7 16.0 12.1 10.9 7.9 9.1 11.7 14.2 16.1 20.5 13.9
Low Mn. Min (°C)
15.6 15.4 13.2 10.7 8.1 5.5 4.2 4.3 7.0 10.1 12.5 13.6 11.4
High Rain (mm)
426.7 519.1 380.7 425.0 556.0 531.3 323.7 458.5 186.3 269.0 391.3 338.1 1900.0
Low Rain (mm)
3.9 2.8 5.1 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 2.2 268.0

Prospect Dam Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

PROSPECT RESERVOIR

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

Prospect Dam Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.3
≥ 35.0°C
3.6 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.4 2.4 10.6
≥ 30.0°C
10.9 8.4 5.5 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 3.8 5.6 9.2 44.9
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 1.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Prospect Dam 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
34.0 32.6 30.3 27.1 23.2 19.5 19.1 21.9 25.7 29.0 30.6 32.8 29.2
Low Max
23.2 23.2 22.5 20.0 17.5 15.0 14.5 15.7 17.1 18.7 20.3 22.3 17.0
High Min
20.1 20.1 18.6 15.6 13.0 10.6 9.0 10.0 12.4 15.0 17.1 19.0 17.8
Low Min
15.0 15.3 13.5 10.1 6.7 4.4 3.1 3.9 6.2 8.9 11.0 13.5 6.3

Prospect Dam Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
53 53 53 52 51 52 52 51 51 51 52 52 51.7
Earliest Entry
1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Maxima
53 53 53 51 51 52 52 51 51 52 52 52 51.8
Earliest Entry
1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
130 131 131 131 131 130 130 130 130 130 129 129 130.1
Earliest Entry
1888 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887 1887
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

PROSPECT RESERVOIR
Sydney, New South Wales ACT
33.8193°S 150.9127°E 61m AMSL
Commenced 1887
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Cyclone Harold bears down on Vanuatu, predicted to bring winds of up to 250kph near Vila

21:56 EST

Disaster officials in Vanuatu are urging communities, many of them in remote locations, to shelter as a tropical cyclone is forecast to intensify to a category five in the coming hours.

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.