DECEMBER 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 #: 120
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 32.52 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 34.60 km/h
(A Record For Dec & is the Highest ever (which is 4.39 km/h Above average)
recorded average Max Air Temperature) The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(which is 3.44 C Above average) (the average wind direction is S)
The Highest Max Temp was 41.6 C The Max Wind Gust was 63.4 km/h
(recorded on the 24th at 1246) (recorded from the NNW on the 2nd at 1528p)
The Lowest Max Temp was 25.6 C  
(recorded on the 11th at 1059) The Avg Daily Wind Run was 140.51 km
The Max Daily Wind Run was 233.1 km
The Average Min Temp was 17.41 C (recorded on the 23rd)
(which is 0.71 C Above average) The Min Daily Wind Run was 64.9 km
The Highest Min Temp was 22.2 C (recorded on the 31st)
(recorded on the 7th at 0610)  
The Lowest Min Temp was 11.8 C The Avg Min Wind Chill was 15.77 C
(recorded on the 20th at 0441) (A Record For Dec)
(which is 0.85 C Above average)
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 89.74 % The Min Wind Chill was 11 C
(which is 2.87 % Below average) (recorded on the 20th at 0505)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 29.19 %  
(A Record For Dec) The Total Monthly Rainfall was 22.4 mm
(which is 10.24 % Below average) (A Record For Dec)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 18.72 C (which is 52.15 mm Below average)
The Median Monthly Rainfall is 57.25 mm
(which is 0.22 C Below average) The Number of Rain Days was 8 days
The High Max Dew-Point was 24.4 C (A Record For Dec)
(A Record For Dec) (which is 1.50 days Below average)
(recorded on the 31st at 0859) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 1005.1 mm
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 10.20 C (which is 119.34 mm Below average)
(which is 1.22 C Below average) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 14.0 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was 1.9 C (recorded on the 2nd)
(recorded on the 18th at 1931)  
PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
The Avg Max Heat Index was 32.82 C Thunderstorms 4 Avg = 6.00
(A Record For Dec) Distant Tss 10 Avg = 8.50
(which is 2.28 C Above average) Hail 1 Avg = 0.22
The High Max Heat Index was 41.7 C Dew 12 Avg = 16.14
(recorded on the 28th at 1243) Fog 1 Avg = 4.00
Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 15.02 C  
The Min Grass Temp was 9.0 C  
(recorded on the 4th)  
Hail Reports
~ Thu 1st - A severe storm developed & moved through during the early afternoon bringing brief small hail to Raymond
Terrace. Tim Grugeon on the drive through this storm towards Berry Park reported about 3cm hail & said he drove
through a tornado! Berry Park reported 4cm hail along with some major wind damage from the gust front. I believe power
to the area was not re-connected until the next day. The BoM told Tim that 3 other wall cloud & funnels were reported
that day.
~ Wed 28th - Cardiff & Garden Suburb both reported hail & strong winds which brought down trees.
Website Updates
~ Thu 22nd - Added current conditions data from my home weather station. Current conditions at this stage will be
updated every 30mins. See my 'Data' page for details.