JANUARY 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: 22 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 109
My Daily Min/Max Air Temperatures & Rainfall Readings can be found Weekly
in the Port Stephens Examiner. Circulation: 27 235
The Average Max Temp was 29.67 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 29.11 km/h
(which is 0.76 C Below average) (A Record For Jan)
The Highest Max Temp was 39.2 C (which is 1.95 km/h Below average)
(recorded on the 14th at 1455) The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
The Lowest Max Temp was 20.4 C (the average wind direction is S)
(A Record For Jan) The Max Wind Gust was 45.7 km/h
(recorded on the 17th at 0859n) (recorded from the S on the 17th at 1524p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 18.02 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 151.36 km
(which is 0.11 C Above average) The Max Daily Wind Run was 303.8 km
The Highest Min Temp was 21.8 C (recorded on the 17th)
(recorded on the 31st at 0707) The Min Daily Wind Run was 88.4 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 11.7 C (recorded on the 30th)
(recorded on the 1st at 0553)  
The Avg Min Wind Chill was 16.68 C
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 96.23 % (which is 0.76 C Above average)
(which is 3.58 % Above average) The Min Wind Chill was 12 C
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 44.32 % (recorded on the 1st at 0612)
(which is 4.00 % Above average)  
The Total Monthly Rainfall was 64.5 mm
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 20.86 C (which is 7.56 mm Above average)
(which is 0.89 C Above average) The Median Monthly Rainfall is 61.80 mm
The High Max Dew-Point was 24.3 C The Number of Rain Days was 12 days
(recorded on the 22nd at 0824) (which is 2.86 days Above average)
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 14.17 C The Highest Daily Rainfall was 19.0 mm
(which is 1.46 C Above average) (recorded on the 17th)
The Low Min Dew-Point was 7.2 C  
(recorded on the 7th at 1443) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
Thunderstorms 3 Avg = 3.00
The Avg Max Heat Index was 31.20 C Distant Tss 6 Avg = 5.50
The High Max Heat Index was 41.3 C Hail 1 Avg = 0.11
(recorded on the 20th at 1550) Dew 19 Avg = 16.57
Fog 3 Avg = 5.71
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 15.29 C Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
The Min Grass Temp was 9.2 C  
(recorded on the 1st)  
Hail Reports
Thu 20 Jan 2005 ~ I recorded hail up to 3.4cm in size with the most common size being 1.5cm in a very light amount. A
non-threatening looking storm struck from the west at 5.35pm (1735), producing hail & rain (4.4mm in 5 mins). With
a high cloud base & only sparse thunder & lightning around, this event still has me astounded. A check of the
Newcastle radar loop shows this storm developing from nothing to a damaging hail producer in under 30mins - scary!!
Other reports from this storm include golf ball sized hail at Heatherbrae (3km to the SW). Tim Grugeon viewed the
action from the W at Tenambit (about 10km) & reported seeing a 'massive lowering'.
Monthly Weather Report Alterations (Website Current Monthly Report Mainly)
~ All extreme and averages data comparisons are now calculated automatically. ie If a record is set, then '(A Record For
---)' is shown, & If no record is set then '(No Record)' is shown.
NOTE: The monthly extreme average indicator can change from day to day till the final reading is taken. Also, this
indicator now fails to say if it is a record 'High' or 'Low'. This can be found simply by viewing the next line & determining
whether the average was 'Above' or 'Below' the long term average.
See http://raymondterrace.hunterweather.com for details by going to the "Data" link on the left hand side. Now go
to the "Current Monthly Report" link on the right hand side.