MAY 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 #: 125
The Average Max Temp was 21.11 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 24.47 km/h
(which is 0.29 C Above average) (A Record For May)
The Highest Max Temp was 26.4 C (which is 1.79 km/h Above average)
(recorded on the 7th at 1350) The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
The Lowest Max Temp was 17.2 C (the average wind direction is SW)
(recorded on the 27th at 1227) The Max Wind Gust was 46.8 km/h
(A Record For May)
The Average Min Temp was 8.68 C (recorded from the SSW on the 1st at 1904p)
(which is 1.54 C Below average)  
The Highest Min Temp was 14.2 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 56.01 km
(recorded on the 4th at 0654) (which is 31.40 km Below average)
The Lowest Min Temp was 3.0 C The Max Daily Wind Run was 148.3 km
(recorded on the 9th at 0215) (recorded on the 23rd)
The Min Daily Wind Run was 3.5 km
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 90.87 % (A Record For May)
(which is 2.59 % Below average) (recorded on the 29th)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 40.87 %  
(which is 7.88 % Below average) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 6.16 C
(which is 1.52 C Below average)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 11.71 C The Min Wind Chill was -1 C
(which is 1.33 C Below average) (recorded on the 29th at 0742)
The High Max Dew-Point was 18.1 C  
(recorded on the 16th at 1038p) The Total Monthly Rainfall was 34.2 mm
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 4.48 C (which is 132.74 mm Below average)
(A Record For May) The Median Monthly Rainfall is 136.10 mm
(which is 2.41 C Below average) The Number of Rain Days was 8 days
The Low Min Dew-Point was -1.8 C (which is 2.63 days Below average)
(recorded on the 9th at 1847) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 302.0 mm
(A Record For May)
The Avg Max Heat Index was 22.25 C (which is 305.55 mm Below average)
(A Record For May) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 12.8 mm
(which is 0.49 C Below average) (recorded on the 11th)
The High Max Heat Index was 25.2 C  
(recorded on the 5th at 1442) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
Thunderstorms 1 Avg = 0.89
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 3.99 C Distant Tss 5 Avg = 4.14
(A Record For May) Hail 0 Avg = 0.00
(which is 1.95 C Below average) Dew 24 Avg = 21.88
The Min Grass Temp was -2.5 C Fog 6 Avg = 10.00
(A Record For May) Frost 1 Avg = 0.25
(recorded on the 9th)  
SEASONAL STATISTICS: (Autumn)
The Average Max Temp was 24.96 C
(which is 0.73 C Above average)
The Average Min Temp was 12.64 C
(which is 0.61 C Below average)
The Total Rainfall was 198.5 mm
(which is 211.14 mm Below average)
The Number of Rain days was 27 days
(which is 6.00 days Below average)
Cumulative Rainfall
~ This month is the lowest cumulative rainfall total below average that I have ever recorded.
Instrument Alterations
~ On the 30th I raised my grass thermo slightly to a fixed level of 30mm above the ground surface.
Recent Additions to Statistics List
~ Began writing a spreadsheet for the better analysis of averages & extremes for all my data.