OCTOBER 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 #: 130
The Average Max Temp was 26.32 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 31.15 km/h
(which is 0.72 C Above average) (which is 1.26 km/h Above average)
The Highest Max Temp was 36.4 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 14th at 1535) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 18.8 C The Max Wind Gust was 68.0 km/h
(recorded on the 21st at 1414) (A Record For Oct)
(recorded from the S on the 9th at 1450p)
The Average Min Temp was 12.00 C  
(which is 0.32 C Below average) The Avg Daily Wind Run was 89.62 km
The Highest Min Temp was 17.1 C (A Record For Oct)
(recorded on the 26th at 0607) (which is 63.70 km Below average)
The Lowest Min Temp was 6.3 C The Max Daily Wind Run was 292.4 km
(recorded on the 24th at 0536) (recorded on the 9th)
The Min Daily Wind Run was 18.0 km
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 91.65 % (A Record For Oct)
(which is 0.34 % Above average) (recorded on the 11th)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 34.65 %  
(which is 1.87 % Below average) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 10.43 C
(which is 0.39 C Above average)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 14.85 C The Min Wind Chill was 6 C
(which is 0.37 C Above average) (recorded on the 24th at 0543)
The High Max Dew-Point was 19.3 C  
(recorded on the 20th at 0815) The Total Monthly Rainfall was 16.7 mm
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 6.72 C (which is 58.08 mm Below average)
(which is 0.36 C Above average) The Median Monthly Rainfall is 46.90 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was -2.2 C The Number of Rain Days was 6 days
(recorded on the 27th at 2306) (which is 2.89 days Below average)
The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 759.4 mm
The Avg Max Heat Index was 26.55 C (which is 175.70 mm Below average)
(A Record For Oct) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 6.0 mm
(which is 0.52 C Above average) (recorded on the 22th)
The High Max Heat Index was 34.1 C  
(recorded on the 14th at 1535) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
Thunderstorms 0 Avg = 2.22
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 9.56 C Distant Tss 3 Avg = 4.57
(which is 0.20 C Above average) Hail 0 Avg = 0.40
The Min Grass Temp was 4.0 C Dew 16 Avg = 16.50
(recorded on the 11th) Fog 1 Avg = 4.63
Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
Gusty Southerly Change
~ Sun 8th - Strong & gusty change struck at 1445 bringing the strongest winds I have ever seen here from a S'ly change.
Winds gusted to a max of 68.0km/h at 1450 with many gusts around 60km/h for over 6hrs. Highest 10min avg speed I
saw was 43.9km/h at 1510 (also the highest I've seen here). This change brought with it a layer of stratus cloud.
Hail Reports
~ Tue 31st - Around 1445 a storm cell near Tocal was moving E & began intensifying. This cell split soon after leaving
the left-mover to move to the ESE & slowly decay while the right-mover shot S & rapidly intensified. It was this left-
mover that later moved over Newcastle producing 5cm hail & flash flooding. Widespread large hail & damage were
reported through the Newcastle area.
Here in RT we received only some brief moderate winds, heavy showers & some close lightning.
Recent Additions to Statistics List
~ Completed updating my Min/Max file for the better analysis of averages & extremes.
~ Last month (forgot to mention) that I finished my new averages/extremes excel file. This is much more comprehensive
than my previous files with better analysis of data & automatic referencing for dates of extreme values. These will be
available via my website early in the new year.