DECEMBER 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: 30 300
2006 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 132
The Average Max Temp was 28.08 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 30.25 km/h
(which is 1.43 C Below average) (which is 0.70 km/h Below average)
The Highest Max Temp was 37.1 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 1st at 1441) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 19.4 C The Max Wind Gust was 46.8 km/h
(recorded on the 12th at 0859n) (recorded from the S on the 20th at 1434p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 15.75 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 111.71 km
(which is 1.04 C Below average) (A Record For Dec)
The Highest Min Temp was 21.2 C (which is 42.09 km Below average)
(recorded on the 24th at 0624) The Max Daily Wind Run was 279.0 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 9.3 C (A Record For Dec)
(recorded on the 27th at 0435) (recorded on the 12th)
The Min Daily Wind Run was 31.9 km
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 93.77 % (A Record For Dec)
(which is 1.64 % Above average) (recorded on the 31st)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 41.13 %  
(which is 3.40 % Above average) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 13.94 C
(A Record For Dec)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 18.35 C (which is 1.13 C Below average)
(which is 0.56 C Below average) The Min Wind Chill was 9 C
The High Max Dew-Point was 21.8 C (recorded on the 3rd at 0724)
(recorded on the 24th at 0827)  
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 11.41 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 55.5 mm
(which is 0.19 C Above average) (which is 13.26 mm Below average)
The Low Min Dew-Point was 0.5 C The Median Monthly Rainfall is 54.40 mm
(recorded on the 26th at 1150) The Number of Rain Days was 15 days
(A Record For Dec)
The Avg Max Heat Index was 28.73 C (which is 5.67 days Above average)
(A Record For Dec) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 905.1 mm
(which is 2.58 C Below average) (which is 204.43 mm Below average)
The High Max Heat Index was 39.0 C The Highest Daily Rainfall was 13.0 mm
(recorded on the 1st at 1440) (recorded on the 3rd)
 
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 13.26 C PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
(A Record For Dec) Thunderstorms 6 Avg = 5.78
(which is 1.13 C Below average) Distant Tss 8 Avg = 8.71
The Min Grass Temp was 7.3 C Hail 1 Avg = 0.30
(A Record For Dec) Dew 13 Avg = 15.63
(recorded on the 26th) Fog 1 Avg = 3.63
Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
Hail Reports
~ Thu 14th - Several small storm cells were born S of Merriwa around 0100 & moved ESE. Rain began at 0340 & was briefly
heavy with a few 1cm hail stones falling around 0345.
Lowest Maximum Temperature
~ Had it not been for the 9am maximum temperature resets, I would have broken this record twice this month. Official record
is 19.0C, taking daytime figures only into account, I recorded max temps of 18.0C on the 3rd at 1431 & just 17.6C on the
12th at 1236.
Recent Additions to Statistics List
~ Both long term average files (Min/Max & Daily) are now complete with new formats available on my website's
'Averages & Extremes' page.
~ I have now begun work on my Set time data files (ie 9am & 3pm).