SEPTEMBER 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 #: 129
The Average Max Temp was 24.31 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 29.46 km/h
(A Record For Sep) (which is 1.01 km/h Above average)
(which is 0.92 C Above average) The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
The Highest Max Temp was 35.1 C (the average wind direction is NW)
(recorded on the 24th at 1348) The Max Wind Gust was 62.6 km/h
The Lowest Max Temp was 17.2 C (A Record For Sep)
(recorded on the 7th at 1354) (recorded from the SW on the 8th at 1407p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 10.25 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 85.34 km
(which is 0.60 C Above average) (A Record For Sep)
The Highest Min Temp was 15.6 C (which is 38.71 km Below average)
(recorded on the 26th at 0549) The Max Daily Wind Run was 488.6 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 6.1 C (A Record For Sep)
(recorded on the 14th at 0609) (recorded on the 8th)
The Min Daily Wind Run was 1.8 km
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 95.46 % (A Record For Sep)
(which is 4.79 % Above average) (recorded on the 15th)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 34.39 %  
(which is 1.40 % Below average) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 7.93 C
(which is 0.68 C Above average)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 13.97 C The Min Wind Chill was 1 C
(A Record For Sep) (recorded on the 7th at 0822)
(which is 1.87 C Above average)  
The High Max Dew-Point was 18.3 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 208.7 mm
(recorded on the 4th at 1524p) (A Record For Sep)
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 5.11 C (which is 155.70 mm Above average)
(which is 0.63 C Above average) The Median Monthly Rainfall is 50.10 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was 0.1 C The Number of Rain Days was 8 days
(recorded on the 25th at 1024) (which is 0.22 days Above average)
The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 742.7 mm
The Avg Max Heat Index was 24.64 C (which is 112.31 mm Below average)
(A Record For Sep) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 88.0 mm
(which is 0.98 C Above average) (A Record For Sep)
The High Max Heat Index was 33.1 C (recorded on the 10th)
(recorded on the 24th at 1348)  
PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 7.23 C Thunderstorms 5 Avg = 1.44
(A Record For Sep) Distant Tss 7 Avg = 4.29
(which is 2.44 C Above average) Hail 2 Avg = 0.30
The Min Grass Temp was 3.2 C Dew 22 Avg = 19.25
(recorded on the 14th) Fog 3 Avg = 6.63
Frost 0 Avg = 0.38
Barrington Tops Snowfalls
~ Thu 8th - The NPWS reported a 12cm cover at Polblue till 1500 in the afternoon. Tim & I went up on the following
sunday. We observed drizzle & the odd sleet shower whilst up there. There was only isolated patches of snow left
on the ground after being washed away by the rains.
Hail Reports
~ Wed 6th - Small hail was reported from some parts of newcastle.
~ Sun 10th - At home I observed a brief 2min hail shower at 1530 with pea sized stones only.
~ Mon 11th - At home my parents observed a brief 3min hail shower from 1028, again with only pea sized stones.
Instrument Additions
~ Installed AWS rain gauge & added current rainfall data to my website. Rain gauge still doesn't seem to be working
perfectly as yet because it is picking up false measurements at a rate of around 1-3mm per day.
Installing this also brought on new problems with my temp sensor over about 3 days later in the month. I believe a
connection problem was to blame as since cleaning the contacts, there has been no further problems. Though
interestingly I tried a brand new modular plug & I still wasn't getting any response!