ANNUAL 2005
Weather Report, Climatic conditions Recorded from Raymond Terrace
Using a WM-918 Electronic Weather Station, and Nylex Rain Gauge 1000.
2005 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 10
My Daily Min/Max Air Temperatures & Rainfall Readings can be found Weekly
in the Port Stephens Examiner. Circulation: 28 509
The Average Max Temp was 25.00 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 28.23 km/h
(which is 0.61 C Above average) (which is 1.44 km/h Above average)
The Highest Max Temp was 41.6 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 24th of DEC at 1246) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 13.6 C The Max Wind Gust was 66.2 km/h
(recorded on the 4th of SEP at 0859n) (recorded from the S on the 16th of NOV at 1445p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 12.90 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 110.42 km
(which is 0.46 C Above average) The Max Daily Wind Run was 399.6 km
The Highest Min Temp was 22.2 C (recorded on the 11th of JUL)
(recorded on the 7th of DEC at 0610) The Min Daily Wind Run was 4.6 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 1.1 C (recorded on the 20th of JUN)
(recorded on the 13th of AUG at 0659)  
The Avg Min Wind Chill was 10.86 C
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 94.67 % (which is 0.70 C Above average)
(which is 2.07 % Above average) The Min Wind Chill was -4 C
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 42.92 % (recorded on the 11th of AUG at 0718)
(which is 0.41 % Above average)  
The Total Yearly Rainfall was 1005.1 mm
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 15.96 C (which is 119.34 mm Below average)
(which is 0.96 C Above average) The Median Yearly Rainfall is 1120.00 mm
The High Max Dew-Point was 25.5 C The Number of Rain Days was 118 days
(recorded on the 3rd of FEB at 1710p) (A Record For Ray Tce)
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 8.89 C (which is 4.14 days Above average)
(which is 0.85 C Above average) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 89.4 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was -3.9 C (recorded on the 13th of MAY)
(A Record For Ray Tce)  
(recorded on the 11th of AUG at 2110) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
Thunderstorms 36 Avg = 29.00
The Avg Max Heat Index was 26.06 C Distant Tss 69 Avg = 59.17
The High Max Heat Index was 43.1 C Hail 2 Avg = 2.11
(recorded on the 19th of FEB at 1540) Dew 198 Avg = 231.43
Fog 45 Avg = 90.14
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 9.16 C Frost 11 Avg = 8.57
The Min Grass Temp was -4.7 C  
(recorded on the 13th of AUG)  
Brief 2005 Summary of Significant Weather Events
Jan - A mild start to the year with a shock brief but large hail storm on the 20th.
Feb - The 20th produced two large storms which moved through the hunter side by side. The North supercell (Branxton)
produced 8.5cm hail & although not reported, I suspect the South cell (Cessnock) also produced giant hail.
Mar - A mild month with the odd warm day & plenty of rain.
Apr - Mild but reasonably dry.
May - The morning of the 12th produced some very heavy & consistant rain for a total of 133.8mm in 5 hours.
Jun - Mild mainly dry month with a 10-15cm snowfall on the Barrington Tops on the 22-23rd.
Jul - Dry month with some cool mornings.
Aug - The 10th saw Williamtown record its lowest temp in 20yrs with -1.7C. During the afternoon a line showers moved
through producing small hail in many areas.
Sep - Cool with some decent falls early in the month.
Oct - The 22nd saw some small hail in the Maitland area, & the 24th saw hail the size of golf balls fall in the Stroud &
Buladehlah areas.
Nov - Reports of small hail on the 15th, 29th & 30th (widespread), however Weston was an exception on the 30th with
hail reported to be the size of a 20cent piece. This was observed around 0800 which is unusual for that time of day.
Dec - Warmest ever month on record produced severe hail (golf ball size) on the 1st at Berry Park along with severe winds.
I observed only small hail & brief gusty winds this day. The 28th produced hail & strong winds around parts of
Newcastle.