MAY 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: 29 645
2008 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 149
The Average Max Temp was 21.35 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 21.15 km/h
(which is 0.26 C Above average) (which is 1.79 km/h Below average)
The Highest Max Temp was 24.4 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was NW
(recorded on the 17th at 1402) (the average wind direction is SW)
The Lowest Max Temp was 16.5 C The Max Wind Gust was 36.7 km/h
(recorded on the 22nd at 1511) (recorded from the SSW on the 22nd at 2235p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 8.84 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 96.98 km
(which is 1.26 C Below average) (which is 20.04 km Above average)
The Highest Min Temp was 12.1 C The Max Daily Wind Run was 220.8 km
(recorded on the 2nd at 0901p) (recorded on the 22nd)
The Lowest Min Temp was 5.7 C The Min Daily Wind Run was 51.1 km
(recorded on the 25th at 0637) (recorded on the 13th)
 
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 96.84 % The Avg Min Wind Chill was 5.90 C
(which is 3.38 % Above average) (which is 1.56 C Below average)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 43.83 % The Min Wind Chill was 2 C
(which is 3.13 % Below average) (recorded on the 18th at 0629)
 
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 13.69 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 35.8 mm
(which is 0.57 C Above average) (which is 106.55 mm Below average)
The High Max Dew-Point was 19.1 C The Median Monthly Rainfall is 81.75 mm
(recorded on the 14th at 1155p) The Number of Rain Days was 8 days
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 6.12 C (which is 1.80 days Below average)
(which is 0.56 C Below average) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 751.6 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was 0.2 C (which is 197.51 mm Above average)
(recorded on the 18th at 1716) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 22.4 mm
(recorded on the 22nd)
The Avg Max Heat Index was 22.96 C  
(which is 0.00 C Below average) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
The High Max Heat Index was 25.0 C Thunderstorms 1 Avg = 0.82
(recorded on the 15th at 1429) Distant Tss 6 Avg = 3.78
Hail 1 Avg = 0.00
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 5.77 C Dew 28 Avg = 22.30
(which is 0.15 C Below average) Fog 6 Avg = 9.60
The Min Grass Temp was 2.6 C Frost 0 Avg = 0.40
(recorded on the 5th)  
SEASONAL STATISTICS: (Autumn)
The Average Max Temp was 23.70 C
(which is 0.72 C Below average)
The Average Min Temp was 12.10 C
(A Record For Autumn)
(which is 1.14 C Below average)
The Total Rainfall was 392.8 mm
(which is 14.28 mm Above average)
The Number of Rain days was 34 days
(which is 1.80 days Above average)
Hail Reports
~ Tue 13th - Storms developed toward the S ~1200 before moving thru from 1540. I observed just two stones here both
~0.5cm in diameter. Other hail reports included Maitland & Lemon Tree Passage.
Barrington Tops Snowfalls
~ From Sat 17th - Snow to depths of 3-5cm overnight which continued into sun. Observations thanks to ShaneWX from
Weatherzone forums.
~ I suspect snow also fell in the BTs in April on Mon 28th but have not yet been able to confirm or deny anything.