OCTOBER 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: 29 800
2007 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 142
The Average Max Temp was 28.07 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 29.78 km/h
(which is 2.39 C Above average) (which is 0.29 km/h Below average)
The Highest Max Temp was 35.8 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 3rd at 1423) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 19.0 C The Max Wind Gust was 49.7 km/h
(recorded on the 17th at 1434) (recorded from the NW on the 17th at 1105p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 13.24 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 161.68 km
(which is 0.95 C Above average) (which is 29.59 km Above average)
The Highest Min Temp was 18.5 C The Max Daily Wind Run was 284.3 km
(recorded on the 29th at 0703) (recorded on the 17th)
The Lowest Min Temp was 7.3 C The Min Daily Wind Run was 99.4 km
(recorded on the 14th at 0535) (recorded on the 27th)
 
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 87.97 % The Avg Min Wind Chill was 12.24 C
(which is 3.39 % Below average) (A Record For Oct)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 31.03 % (which is 2.14 C Above average)
(which is 5.21 % Below average) The Min Wind Chill was 7 C
(recorded on the 18th at 1949p)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 14.50 C  
(which is 0.04 C Below average) The Total Monthly Rainfall was 55.6 mm
The High Max Dew-Point was 20.9 C (which is 13.37 mm Below average)
(recorded on the 31st at 0255) The Median Monthly Rainfall is 43.60 mm
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 5.93 C The Number of Rain Days was 7 days
(which is 0.48 C Below average) (which is 1.60 days Below average)
The Low Min Dew-Point was -1.6 C The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 1044.8 mm
(recorded on the 16th at 1742) (which is 129.29 mm Above average)
The Highest Daily Rainfall was 33.8 mm
The Avg Max Heat Index was 27.59 C (recorded on the 27th)
(A Record For Oct)  
(which is 1.40 C Above average) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
The High Max Heat Index was 33.4 C Thunderstorms 3 Avg = 2.10
(recorded on the 3rd at 1423) Distant Tss 5 Avg = 4.50
Hail 2 Avg = 0.36
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 10.18 C Dew 15 Avg = 16.56
(A Record For Oct) Fog 3 Avg = 4.22
(which is 0.75 C Above average) Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
The Min Grass Temp was 3.4 C  
(recorded on the 5th)  
Hail Reports
~ Thu 11th received brief pea sized hail ~1915. This come from a storm to our N which bought my auntie more hail than
us but of a similar size - she is located ~1km to my N.
~ Fri 12th saw a day punctuated with regular storm activity which produced brief but gusty winds & heavy precipitation.
A cell ~1330 brought small hail according to my dad.
Instrument Repairs
~ Sun 14th my AWS anemometer is re-installed after the bearing was replaced. All now working as expected.
Instrument Additions
~ Placed new Rain Gauge (TB3) outside for the first time on the 25th. Rainfall totals produced so far match my Nylex
which is great, though my only issue so far is with the vastly diferent rainfall rates I have been recording literally from
one minute to the next. This is possibly due to the gauge not being exactly level but at this stage further investigations
will need to be done - along with properly mounting the gauge & levelling correctly.
Barrington Tops Additions
~ Mon 8th I took another trip to Hunter Springs to collect data from Mrs Wright. Whilst there also fixed her old dobbie
min/max thermometer as best we could & my dad gave the Stevenson Screen another coat of paint which seems to be
holding up particularly well. With her permission I have recently created a section on my website dedicated to her
quality observations - this will be added to over the coming days & weeks.