APRIL 2007
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
2007 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 20 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 136
The Average Max Temp was 24.16 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 22.92 km/h
(which is 0.48 C Below average) (which is 1.31 km/h Below average)
The Highest Max Temp was 30.1 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 5th at 1423) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 17.9 C The Max Wind Gust was 38.2 km/h
(recorded on the 25th at 1149) (recorded from the S on the 17th at 1618p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 13.53 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 30.95 km
(which is 0.43 C Above average) (A Record For Apr)
The Highest Min Temp was 16.3 C (which is 53.14 km Below average)
(recorded on the 6th at 0724) The Max Daily Wind Run was 126.7 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 9.0 C (recorded on the 6th)
(recorded on the 13th at 0308) The Min Daily Wind Run was 0.1 km
(A Record For Apr)
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 98.33 % (recorded on the 20th)
(which is 2.48 % Above average)  
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 51.83 % The Avg Min Wind Chill was 12.90 C
(which is 6.22 % Above average) (which is 1.15 C Above average)
The Min Wind Chill was 9 C
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 18.11 C (recorded on the 13th at 0405)
(which is 1.11 C Above average)  
The High Max Dew-Point was 21.8 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 127.2 mm
(recorded on the 21st at 1026p) (which is 26.88 mm Above average)
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 11.12 C The Median Monthly Rainfall is 106.50 mm
(which is 1.07 C Above average) The Number of Rain Days was 13 days
The Low Min Dew-Point was 5.5 C (which is 2.33 days Above average)
(recorded on the 29th at 0013n) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 324.7 mm
(which is 96.71 mm Below average)
The Avg Max Heat Index was 25.18 C The Highest Daily Rainfall was 50.6 mm
(A Record For Apr) (recorded on the 25th)
(which is 1.46 C Below average)  
The High Max Heat Index was 29.3 C PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
(recorded on the 5th at 1423) Thunderstorms 4 Avg = 2.00
Distant Tss 5 Avg = 4.63
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 11.11 C Hail 0 Avg = 0.09
(A Record For Apr) Dew 20 Avg = 22.44
(which is 1.93 C Above average) Fog 8 Avg = 10.11
The Min Grass Temp was 6.9 C Frost 0 Avg = 0.22
(recorded on the 13th)
Instrument Additions
~ Wet Bulb & Dry Bulb Thermometers - Purchased Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) standard thermometers to test the
accuracy of my thermometers. I will also be able to compare relative humidity values to my hygrometers.
Instrument Alterations
~ On the 14th I moved my ferrite supressor to near my AWS rain gauge to see if this can reduce my erronous data.
This has so far proved unsuccessful.
Light Winds / Possible Erronous Data
~ Throughout the last two thirds of Apr wind readings from my AWS have been extremely low. At this stage I am not
sure if this data is correct or if the bearings in my anemometer are wearing. On the 28-29th I conducted a test with my
car anemometer to compare both max wind gusts & total wind run, albeit from a much more sheltered location. Results
I feel were too close to indicate erronous data. I will continue to monitor this situation closely.