FEBRUARY 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: 28 509
2006 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 122
The Average Max Temp was 31.01 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 34.25 km/h
(which is 1.12 C Above average) (A Record For Feb)
The Highest Max Temp was 41.3 C (which is 6.41 km/h Above average)
(recorded on the 2nd at 1604) The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
The Lowest Max Temp was 24.5 C (the average wind direction is S)
(recorded on the 14th at 0859n) The Max Wind Gust was 55.8 km/h
(A Record For Feb)
The Average Min Temp was 19.73 C (recorded from the S on the 7th at 0159)
(A Record For Feb)  
(which is 1.67 C Above average) The Avg Daily Wind Run was 178.07 km
The Highest Min Temp was 23.4 C The Max Daily Wind Run was 354.2 km
(recorded on the 20th at 0408) (recorded on the 4th)
The Lowest Min Temp was 16.4 C The Min Daily Wind Run was 74.2 km
(recorded on the 9th at 0544) (recorded on the 24th)
 
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 92.61 % The Avg Min Wind Chill was 18.08 C
(which is 2.23 % Below average) (A Record For Feb)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 41.93 % (which is 1.03 C Above average)
(A Record For Feb) The Min Wind Chill was 14 C
(which is 3.85 % Below average) (recorded on the 9th at 0550)
 
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 21.33 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 68.1 mm
(which is 0.55 C Above average) (which is 71.93 mm Below average)
The High Max Dew-Point was 24.2 C The Median Monthly Rainfall is 123.80 mm
(recorded on the 2nd at 0757) The Number of Rain Days was 12 days
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 14.22 C (which is 1.75 days Above average)
(which is 0.25 C Below average) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 103.5 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was 6.2 C (which is 94.41 mm Below average)
(recorded on the 13th at 1215) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 36.6 mm
(recorded on the 27th)
The Avg Max Heat Index was 32.46 C  
(which is 0.68 C Below average) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
The High Max Heat Index was 46.5 C Thunderstorms 4 Avg = 3.22
(A Record For Feb) Distant Tss 10 Avg = 6.14
(recorded on the 2nd at 1602) Hail 0 Avg = 0.10
Dew 9 Avg = 17.50
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 17.21 C Fog 3 Avg = 6.00
The Min Grass Temp was 13.3 C Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
(recorded on the 9th)  
SEASONAL STATISTICS: (Summer)
The Average Max Temp was 31.51 C
(which is 1.61 C Above average)
The Average Min Temp was 19.11 C
(A Record For Summer)
(which is 1.51 C Above average)
The Total Rainfall was 125.9 mm
(A Record For Summer)
(which is 146.56 mm Below average)
Weather Chases The Number of Rain days was 36 days
~ Sun 26 - Thunderstorms in the East Maitland area. (A Record For Summer)
(which is 6.75 days Above average)
Hunter Extreme Heat
~ Near record breaking temperatures were observed throughout parts of the hunter on Thu 2nd. Although coastal
areas were spared the more extreme temperatures, conditions were made extreme with the higher moisture levels -
particularly in areas a short distance from the coast. On this day the Areas further inland received the higher
temperatures such as Singleton (44.5C) & Jerrys Plains (45.5C). This is interesting when looking back on the new years
day heat. ie Singleton broke the hunter record with 45.9C & Jerrys Plains did not record - wonder what they would have
measured?