AUGUST 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: 20 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 116
My Daily Min/Max Air Temperatures & Rainfall Readings can be found Weekly
in the Port Stephens Examiner. Circulation: 28 260
The Average Max Temp was 20.94 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 29.05 km/h
(A Record For Aug) (which is 2.26 km/h Above average)
(which is 01.08 C Above average) The Prevailing Wind Direction was NW
The Highest Max Temp was 28.0 C (the average wind direction is SW)
(A Record For Aug) The Max Wind Gust was 48.2 km/h
(recorded on the 31st at 1310) (recorded from the S on the 23rd at 1345p)
The Lowest Max Temp was 15.4 C  
(recorded on the 11th at 1428) The Avg Daily Wind Run was 99.97 km
The Max Daily Wind Run was 241.1 km
The Average Min Temp was 5.70 C (recorded on the 31st)
(A Record For Aug) The Min Daily Wind Run was 34.9 km
(which is 1.59 C Below average) (recorded on the 1st)
The Highest Min Temp was 15.7 C  
(A Record For Aug) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 2.74 C
(recorded on the 31st at 0657) (A Record For Aug)
The Lowest Min Temp was 1.1 C (which is 1.48 C Below average)
(A Record For Aug) The Min Wind Chill was -4 C
(recorded on the 13th at 0659) (A Record For Aug)
(recorded on the 11th at 0718)
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 91.65 %  
(which is 4.17 % Above average) The Total Monthly Rainfall was 0.0 mm
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 34.90 % (A Record For Aug)
(which is 3.07 % Below average) (which is 61.96 mm Below average)
The Median Monthly Rainfall is 38.30 mm
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 8.76 C The Number of Rain Days was 0 days
(which is 0.45 C Below average) (A Record For Aug)
The High Max Dew-Point was 14.3 C (which is 9.14 days Below average)
(recorded on the 30th at 0829) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 797.1 mm
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 2.13 C (which is 7.14 mm Below average)
(which is 0.15 C Above average) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 0.0 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was -3.9 C (recorded on the 1st)
(A Record For Aug)  
(recorded on the 11th at 2110) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
Thunderstorms 0 Avg = 1.63
The Avg Max Heat Index was 22.07 C Distant Tss 2 Avg = 4.50
The High Max Heat Index was 27.1 C Hail 0 Avg = 0.11
(recorded on the 31st at 1310) Dew 20 Avg = 18.86
Fog 3 Avg = 8.00
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 0.37 C Frost 9 Avg = 2.43
(A Record For Aug)  
(which is 2.20 C Below average) SEASONAL STATISTICS: (Winter)
The Min Grass Temp was -4.7 C The Average Max Temp was 19.60 C
(A Record For Aug) (A Record For Winter)
(recorded on the 13th) (which is 0.97 C Above average)
The Average Min Temp was 7.25 C
(which is 0.05 C Above average)
The Total Rainfall was 95.4 mm
(A Record For Winter)
(which is 114.74 mm Below average)
The Number of Rain days was 20 days
(which is 5.86 days Below average)
Instrument Alterations
~ On the 10th I covered the top of my temp/hum sensor with alfoil to help prevent erronous data caused by light strength.
This did not seem to work.
Hail Reports
~ Small hail was reported from several hunter areas between 1600 & 1630 on the 10th.
Extreme Weather
~ On the 10th Williamtown reported a min temp of -1.7C. Coldest for 20yrs & coldest in August for 35yrs.