JUNE 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 #: 126
The Average Max Temp was 17.85 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 23.52 km/h
(which is 0.45 C Below average) (which is 1.70 km/h Above average)
The Highest Max Temp was 19.9 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was NW
(recorded on the 1st at 1351) (the average wind direction is NW)
The Lowest Max Temp was 14.3 C The Max Wind Gust was 55.8 km/h
(recorded on the 10th at 1423) (A Record For Jun)
(recorded from the SW on the 3rd at 1941p)
The Average Min Temp was 6.86 C  
(which is 0.85 C Below average) The Avg Daily Wind Run was 58.74 km
The Highest Min Temp was 11.6 C (which is 24.73 km Below average)
(recorded on the 11th at 0138) The Max Daily Wind Run was 251.6 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 2.4 C (recorded on the 4th)
(recorded on the 16th at 0003) The Min Daily Wind Run was 12.5 km
(recorded on the 29th)
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 94.10 %  
(which is 2.22 % Above average) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 3.77 C
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 50.57 % (which is 1.04 C Below average)
(which is 4.16 % Above average) The Min Wind Chill was -2 C
(A Record For Jun)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 10.38 C (recorded on the 15th at 0631)
(which is 0.02 C Below average)  
The High Max Dew-Point was 17.0 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 76.7 mm
(recorded on the 23rd at 1140p) (which is 1.65 mm Above average)
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 4.03 C The Median Monthly Rainfall is 74.85 mm
(which is 0.02 C Above average) The Number of Rain Days was 11 days
The Low Min Dew-Point was -4.8 C (which is 3.50 days Above average)
(A Record For Jun & All Time) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 378.7 mm
(recorded on the 15th at 0420n) (A Record For Jun)
(which is 303.9 mm Below average)
The Avg Max Heat Index was 17.85 C The Highest Daily Rainfall was 24.2 mm
(A Record For Jun) (recorded on the 7th)
(which is 2.19 C Below average)  
The High Max Heat Index was 19.9 C PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
(recorded on the 1st at 1351) Thunderstorms 2 Avg = 0.78
Distant Tss 4 Avg = 1.43
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 4.05 C Hail 0 Avg = 0.20
(which is 1.47 C Above average) Dew 19 Avg = 17.75
The Min Grass Temp was -1.4 C Fog 8 Avg = 8.63
(recorded on the 16th) Frost 2 Avg = 1.13
Barrington Tops Snowfalls
~ Sat 3rd - My mate Tim went up chasing snow that may have fallen the previous night. He said snow was confined to
above 1400m & Polblue (1450m) had a wet 5cm cover with heavy cloud/fog hugging the main range. Temps remained
between 1 & 2C. Campers at Polblue said snow began falling around midnight & early morning saw an 8cm cover.
Hail Reports
~ Mon 5th - Small hail was reported from some parts of the Port Stephens coastal areas, Bobs Farm & Lemon Tree
Passage in particular.
Fog Reports
~ Sat 10th - Heavy morning fog cleared briefly before rolling back in & dropping visibility to 300m by 1130. Fog cleared
rapidly again shortly after due to light rain.
Instrument Additions
~ Added a 'Ferrite Supressor' to my AWS cable in order to prevent erronous data as a result of close lightning strikes.
~ Purchased the necessary equipment to fix my AWS rain gauge. Should be fixed & re-located with additional current
rainfall data added to my website in the next few weeks.
~ Finally purchased myself a digital SLR still camera (Canon EOS 350D). Hoping to capture myself some nice weather &
other photos.