JUNE 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: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 138
The Average Max Temp was 16.89 C The Avg Max Heat Index was 17.23 C
(A Record For Jun) (A Record For Jun)
(which is 1.36 C Below average) (which is 2.08 C Below average)
The Highest Max Temp was 21.2 C The High Max Heat Index was 24.3 C
(recorded on the 2nd at 1329) (recorded on the 4th at 1303)
The Lowest Max Temp was 14.4 C  
(recorded on the 19th at 1426) The Avg Min Grass Temp was 5.90 C
(A Record For Jun)
The Average Min Temp was 8.25 C (which is 3.02 C Above average)
(which is 0.64 C Above average) The Min Grass Temp was 0.8 C
The Highest Min Temp was 13.2 C (recorded on the 15th)
(recorded on the 26th at 0546)  
The Lowest Min Temp was 3.8 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 445.2 mm
(recorded on the 15th at 0709) (A Record For Jun & All Time)
(which is 369.97 mm Above average)
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 96.23 % The Median Monthly Rainfall is 76.70 mm
(which is 4.03 % Above average) The Number of Rain Days was 16 days
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 56.77 % (A Record For Jun)
(A Record For Jun) (which is 8.11 days Above average)
(which is 9.76 % Above average) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 823.7 mm
(which is 174.87 mm Above average)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 11.63 C The Highest Daily Rainfall was 198.0 mm
(which is 1.24 C Above average) (A Record For Jun & All Time)
The High Max Dew-Point was 16.5 C (recorded on the 9th)
(recorded on the 27th at 1241p)  
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 5.30 C PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
(which is 1.29 C Above average) Thunderstorms 1 Avg = 0.90
The Low Min Dew-Point was 0.1 C Distant Tss 3 Avg = 1.75
(recorded on the 30th at 1757) Hail 1 Avg = 0.18
Dew 11 Avg = 18.00
Fog 2 Avg = 8.56
Frost 0 Avg = 1.22
Extreme Rainfall
~ Record breaking rains were observed across selected parts of eastern NSW. Many coastal areas between Sydney & the
hunter either received June records or were not far off. This extreme rainfall was caused by at least 4 intense East Coast
Low (ECL) systems, which for June is well above average. The fact that these systems moved so close to the coast &
impacted the coast so heavily made this event even more unique.
One particular system actually crossed the coast just north of Newcastle in the early hours of the 9th. This system
deepened rapidly on it's approach of the coast & became rain wrapped so it had the appearance of an eye on radar
images. During the 8th it was also this system that produced extreme rainfall across the Hunter & later Central Coast.
This was also the day the 'Pasha Bulker' ran aground on Nobby's beach.
Barrington Tops Snowfalls
~ Snow fell on the BTs this month on at least 3 separate occasions that I have heard. On around the 8/9th falls were
observed I believe to 10-15cm. Snow also fell above Murrurundi on a few occasions, as well as falling in the towns
of Murrurundi & Moonan Flat - albeit only briefly. On two occasions I also heard that the snow level dropped to
~500m which is quite incredible!
Instrument / Website Additions
~ I have recently purchased & installed a digital camera for use as a weather cam. The latest image can be seen on my
website on the 'Weather Cam' page. This camera is set up to capture images every 5mins but upload to my site every
30mins.
~ On each of my images in my 'Photo Gallery' page, I have now added a small caption on the bottom of each image.
This can be seen by clicking any of the thumbnail images. It is still also possible to see this caption when using
internet explorer by placing your mouse pointer over a thumbnail image & holding still.