ANNUAL 2008
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 TB3 Hydrological Services Rain Gauge.
My daily data can be found weekly in the Port Stephens Examiner. Circulation: 28 108
2008 by: Grant Burgess Website Hits: 5019 Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 13
The Average Max Temp was 23.80 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 31.03 km/h
(A Record For Ray Tce) (A Record For Ray Tce)
(which is 0.75 C Below average) (which is 3.36 km/h Above average)
The Highest Max Temp was 37.1 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 13th of Jan at 1530) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 11.5 C The Max Wind Gust was 67.4 km/h
(A Record For Ray Tce) (recorded from the NA on the 24th of Nov at 1326p)
(recorded on the 2nd of Jul at 0002)  
The Avg Daily Wind Run was 128.08 km
The Average Min Temp was 12.68 C (which is 11.72 km Above average)
(which is 0.11 C Above average) The Max Daily Wind Run was 421.1 km
The Highest Min Temp was 22.7 C (recorded on the 22nd of Jan)
(recorded on the 1st of Feb at 0429) The Min Daily Wind Run was 12.9 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 1.4 C (recorded on the 7th of Jul)
(recorded on the 10th of Aug at 0451)  
The Avg Min Wind Chill was 10.01 C
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 93.35 % (which is 0.88 C Below average)
(which is 0.42 % Above average) The Min Wind Chill was -4 C
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 44.54 % (recorded on the 10th of Jul at 0546)
(which is 2.19 % Above average)  
The Total Yearly Rainfall was 1430.6 mm
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 16.07 C (A Record For Ray Tce)
(A Record For Ray Tce) (which is 327.77 mm Above average)
(which is 0.78 C Above average) The Median Yearly Rainfall is 1072.80 mm
The High Max Dew-Point was 26.2 C The Number of Rain Days was 150 days
(A Record For Ray Tce) (A Record For Ray Tce)
(recorded on the 14th of Dec at 1159p) (which is 32.80 days Above average)
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 8.41 C The Highest Daily Rainfall was 96.6 mm
(which is 0.17 C Above average) (recorded on the 18th of Jan)
The Low Min Dew-Point was -3.6 C  
(recorded on the 22nd of Jul at 1752) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
Thunderstorms 25 Avg = 30.45
The Avg Max Heat Index was 24.62 C Distant Tss 66 Avg = 62.78
(A Record For Ray Tce) Hail 5 Avg = 2.58
(which is 1.26 C Below average) Dew 257 Avg = 218.40
The High Max Heat Index was 39.2 C Fog 37 Avg = 75.00
(recorded on the 13th of Jan at 1634) Frost 12 Avg = 8.30
 
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 10.46 C  
(which is 1.30 C Above average)  
The Min Grass Temp was -0.8 C  
(recorded on the 20th of Aug)  
Brief 2008 Summary of Significant Weather Events
Jan 18th Strong S'ly bought extended periods of moderate rain totalling 96.6mm till 9am.
Apr 25th A week of heavy rains ending on this day saw several rivers around the Hunter issued with flood warnings
for the second time within the previous 12 months
Jul 28th A cold day saw my lowest ever 3pm temp of 9.6C recorded, this was in the middle of a minor temp spike as
both the preceeding 2 hours & the succeeding 1 hour saw the temp drop below 9C. This day produced little
snow about the tablelands due to a saturated atmosphere reducing lapse rates also accompanied by little
convective cloud inland. Elevated areas to the north fared better snow wise with the Barrington Tops
receiving ~5cm & further north, Guyra ~7cm.
Aug 23rd Cool S'ly winds & isolated storms in the hunter saw Polblue in the Barrington Tops under a 30cm cover of
snow. This apparently lasted for several days & kept local roads imapssable.
Sep 6th Saw the last of four consecutive days of rain which again bought about flood warnings in the local area.
Dec 8th Golf ball sized hail apparently observed in Raymond Terrace, on my travels I only come across torrential rain
causing local flash flooding & gusty winds. Despite this I still feel this report is plausible.
Dec 29th A large storm produced golf ball sized hail in several surrounding areas with only small hail here in RT. We
did however receive gusty winds & extremely heavy rainfall to 300mm/h which was an all time record.