ANNUAL 2006
Weather Report, Climatic conditions recorded from Raymond Terrace, NSW Australia
Location: Lat 3246'S, Long 15146'E Elevation: 8m Approx 12km from the ocean to the SE.
Using a WM-918 Electronic Weather Station, and Nylex Rain Gauge 1000.
My daily data can be found weekly in the Port Stephens Examiner. Circulation: 30 300
2006 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 11
The Average Max Temp was 24.96 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 29.54 km/h
(which is 0.49 C Above average) (A Record For Ray Tce)
The Highest Max Temp was 44.5 C (which is 2.51 km/h Above average)
(A Record For Ray Tce) The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 1st of JAN at 1649) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 13.3 C The Max Wind Gust was 68.0 km/h
(recorded on the 19th of JUL at 1429) (recorded from the S on the 9th of OCT at 1450p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 12.59 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 98.84 km
(which is 0.09 C Above average) (A Record For Ray Tce)
The Highest Min Temp was 23.4 C (which is 24.48 km Below average)
(recorded on the 20th of FEB at 0408) The Max Daily Wind Run was 488.6 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 1.4 C (A Record For Ray Tce)
(recorded on the 9th of JUL at 0158) (recorded on the 8th of SEP)
The Min Daily Wind Run was 1.8 km
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 92.92 % (A Record For Ray Tce)
(which is 0.03 % Below average) (recorded on the 15th of SEP)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 40.98 %  
(which is 1.59 % Below average) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 10.41 C
(which is 0.13 C Above average)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 15.35 C The Min Wind Chill was -4 C
(which is 0.19 C Above average) (recorded on the 9th of JUL at 0738)
The High Max Dew-Point was 25.0 C  
(recorded on the 10th of JAN at 0841) The Total Yearly Rainfall was 905.1 mm
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 8.14 C (which is 204.43 mm Below average)
(which is 0.05 C Below average) The Median Yearly Rainfall is 1072.80 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was -4.8 C The Number of Rain Days was 134 days
(A Record For Ray Tce) (A Record For Ray Tce)
(recorded on the 15th of JUN at 0420n) (which is 19.63 days Above average)
The Highest Daily Rainfall was 88.0 mm
The Avg Max Heat Index was 25.74 C (recorded on the 10th of SEP)
(A Record For Ray Tce)  
(which is 0.42 C Below average) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
The High Max Heat Index was 46.5 C Thunderstorms 35 Avg = 29.78
(recorded on the 2nd of FEB at 1602) Distant Tss 73 Avg = 60.57
Hail 5 Avg = 2.10
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 9.60 C Dew 178 Avg = 227.25
(A Record For Ray Tce) Fog 35 Avg = 84.50
(which is 1.45 C Above average) Frost 9 Avg = 8.88
The Min Grass Temp was -2.5 C  
(recorded on the 9th of MAY)  
Brief 2006 Summary of Significant Weather Events
Jan - Record breaking start to the year with new years day being the hottest on record over many parts of E NSW.
Feb - The 2nd 'felt' like one of the hottest days on record due to elevated moisture levels combining with scorching
temperatures. Further inland moisture was less but temperatures were higher, reaching the mid-forties.
Mar - Pretty close to average though a little on the windy side overall.
Apr - Quite a dry month (humidity wise) & overnight mins were well below average.
May - Again quite dry with overnight temps remaining below average by some way.
Jun - Mostly average, recorded my lowest ever dew-point temp of -4.8C on 15th at 0420n.
Jul - Mostly average with slightly above average rainfall & wind gusts.
Aug - Again mostly average with a brief overnight hail storm on the 25th at 0420.
Sep - Slightly above average in most aspects with rainfall being well above average. Brief hail showers with small stones
recorded on both the 10th & 11th at 1530 & 1028 respectively.
Oct - Observed my strongest wind gusts ever from a S'ly change, 68.0km/h on the 8th at 1450.
Nov - Several storms moved through on the 13th bringing small hail & gusty winds. Several large trees were up-rooted
in areas close by. Late season snowfalls were observed on the 16th through many elevated parts of NSW.
Dec - Some very cool days & below average temps. Had another brief overnight hail storm on the 14th at 0345 with small
stones.