SEPTEMBER 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 #: 117
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 22.21 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 30.42 km/h
(A Record For Sep) (which is 2.37 km/h Above average)
(which is 1.34 C Below average) The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
The Highest Max Temp was 30.9 C (the average wind direction is NW)
(recorded on the 23rd at 1435) The Max Wind Gust was 55.8 km/h
The Lowest Max Temp was 13.6 C (recorded from the NW on the 30th at 1110p)
(A Record For Sep)  
(recorded on the 4th at 0859n) The Avg Daily Wind Run was 126.10 km
The Max Daily Wind Run was 275.4 km
The Average Min Temp was 9.99 C (recorded on the 18th)
(which is 0.39 C Above average) The Min Daily Wind Run was 44.7 km
The Highest Min Temp was 18.8 C (recorded on the 4th)
(A Record For Sep)  
(recorded on the 29th at 0646) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 7.80 C
The Lowest Min Temp was 3.8 C (which is 0.67 C Above average)
(recorded on the 7th at 0617) The Min Wind Chill was 2 C
(recorded on the 12th at 0718)
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 93.40 %  
(which is 3.27 % Above average) The Total Monthly Rainfall was 44.1 mm
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 40.70 % (which is 10.01 mm Below average)
(A Record For Sep) The Median Monthly Rainfall is 52.20 mm
(which is 5.89 % Above average) The Number of Rain Days was 10 days
(which is 2.50 days Above average)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 13.34 C The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 841.2 mm
(A Record For Sep) (which is 15.79 mm Below average)
(which is 1.48 C Above average) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 17.4 mm
The High Max Dew-Point was 19.3 C (recorded on the 4th)
(recorded on the 26th at 0837)  
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 5.53 C PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
(which is 1.25 C Above average) Thunderstorms 0 Avg = 1.63
The Low Min Dew-Point was -0.9 C Distant Tss 1 Avg = 4.83
(recorded on the 29th at 2008) Hail 0 Avg = 0.33
Dew 8 Avg = 20.86
The Avg Max Heat Index was 23.01 C Fog 1 Avg = 7.43
The High Max Heat Index was 29.6 C Frost 1 Avg = 0.29
(recorded on the 23rd at 1435)  
 
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 5.75 C  
(A Record For Sep)  
(which is 1.29 C Above average)  
The Min Grass Temp was -1.3 C  
(recorded on the 3rd)  
Instrument Additions
~ Kestrel 1000 - to be used for my mobile wind data observations & also for spot quality control checks for my main
anemometer. The kestrel 1000 measures wind gusts in the same way as the bureau (ie over a 3 second average that
is updated every second).
I also use an 'Anemo Deuta' for the same purposes. Although both are to bureau standard, I have noticed a definite
difference between the two.
Instrument Alterations
~ On the 25th I covered the bottom of my temp/hum sensor with alfoil. This in conjunction with the top works so far.